Organic Containing Coating Patents (Class 427/447)
  • Patent number: 10420199
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to activate, modify, and sanitize the surfaces of granular, powdered, or seed material placed in a continuous flow of a low-temperature, reduced-pressure gas plasma. Said plasma may be created with radio-frequency power, using capacitive-inductive, or a combination of both types of discharge. The plasma is generated at pressures in the 0.01 to 10 Torr range. RF frequency ranges from 0.2 to 220 MHz, and correspond to a plasma density between about ne×108?ne×1012 or 0.001 to 0.4 W/cm3. Inserts and electrodes may be temperature controlled to control process conditions. RF discharge may be pulsed or modulated by different frequency in order to stimulate energy exchange between gas plasma and process material. The apparatuses may be grounded, biased and mechanically activated (e.g., vibration, rotation, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Quantum Energies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Wolfe, George Paskalov, Rick Jarvis, Jerzy P. Puchacz
  • Patent number: 10323153
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a corrosion-resistant coating that exhibits greater corrosion protection in saltwater environments and the like than was conventional, a method for forming the same, and a device for forming the same. [Solution] A corrosion-resistant alloy coating is formed on a substrate surface by: a) using a thermal spray gun, having a function wherein a flame including melted material particles is jetted toward a substrate, and the flame is partitioned from the open air in an upstream region on said jet path (which is to say the region in which the material particles are melted), and a function wherein, in a downstream region (the area continuing from the upstream region), the material particles and the flame are forcibly cooled by a jet-gas or jet-mist before reaching the substrate; and b) using a corrosion-resistant alloy material comprising aluminum, for the material particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ryurou Kurahashi, Toshiharu Morimoto, Yoshio Shin, Fumiaki Otsubo, Yasuhiro Omori, Takashi Kumai, Yusuke Nishiura, Toshifumi Horita
  • Patent number: 10311996
    Abstract: Compositions and method for preparing thermally sprayed coatings are disclosed. The inventive compositions include at least one component that is electrically-insulating and/or non-subliming at thermal spray temperatures; and at least one component that has a high coefficient of thermal expansion. The invention also provides a compositions and methods for preparing a coating comprising a spinel, from materials that do not comprise a spinel; and also provides non-spinel materials used to prepare coatings comprising spinel. The invention includes coatings made from the materials and methods; and articles comprising the coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OERLIKON METCO (US) INC.
    Inventors: Atin Sharma, Johannes D. Rauch
  • Patent number: 10190205
    Abstract: The method for spraying thermoplastic powders provides to feed a flow of compressed air and/or nitrogen and a liquefied petroleum gas through respective separated discharge chambers (9, 12), shaped inside a mixing device (1) of a spray gun (100), the separated discharge chambers (9, 12) being in communication with a mixing chamber (15). Then a flame is ignited at the mixing chamber, through a flame ignition device (30) connected with the gun (100), said device comprising a spark ignition device (31, 310), and a conductor element (32) associated with the mixing device (1) and connected with the spark ignition device (31, 310). The thermoplastic powders are mixed with a transport inert gas, and fed through a further discharge chamber (7) communicating with the mixing chamber (15). Then the spray gun is operated to spray the thermoplastic powders through the flame onto the surface of the article to be coated, to cause the melting of the same powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: IBIX S.R.L.
    Inventor: Susanna Giovannini
  • Patent number: 10056234
    Abstract: A powder plasma processing apparatus is disclosed. The powder plasma processing apparatus includes: a chamber configured to perform plasma processing on a powder; a powder supply unit disposed in an upper portion of the chamber; and a plurality of plate-like surface discharge plasma modules disposed below the powder supply unit and positioned within the chamber, wherein surfaces of the surface discharge plasma modules are spaced apart from each other. According to the powder plasma processing apparatus, the powder can be uniformly processed, and the time that the powder spends in contact with the plasma can be controlled, thereby allowing efficient powder processing to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Dong Chan Seok, Yong Ho Jung, Hyun Young Jeong
  • Patent number: 9865434
    Abstract: An article includes a body that is coated with a ceramic coating. The ceramic coating may include Y2O3 in a range between about 45 mol % to about 99 mol %, ZrO2 in a range between about 0 mol % to about 55 mol %, and Al2O3 in range between about 0 mol % to about 10 mol %. The ceramic coating may alternatively inculde Y2O3 in a range between about 30 mol % to about 60 mol %, ZrO2 in a range between about 0 mol % to about 20 mol %, and Al2O3 in a range between about 30 mol % to about 60 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Tom Cho
  • Patent number: 9821435
    Abstract: A method for forming a stand-alone wafer or a coating on a substrate uses a composite of cubic boron nitride (cBN) particles and other materials, such as nitrides, carbides, carbonitrides, borides, oxides, and metallic phase materials. The wafer or coating may be formed of a thickness up to about 1000 microns for improved wear life. The density of material within the wafer or coating may be varied according to desired parameters, and a gradient of particle sizes for the cBN may be presented across the thickness of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NanoMech, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenping Jiang, Ajay P. Malshe
  • Patent number: 9431619
    Abstract: An insulating composition includes a nanoparticle-polyorganosiloxane composite, a cross-linking agent, and a solvent, an insulator includes the insulating composition, and an electronic device includes the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Kyung Lee, Ji Young Jung, Joo Young Kim, Jeong Il Park
  • Patent number: 9422616
    Abstract: A material blend for deposition of an abrasion-resistant overlay onto a metal substrate comprising a first metal particle component, a second metal particle component, and a carbide particle component and a method for the application thereof, wherein the overlay process conditions and the homogeneity of tungsten carbide distribution in the overlay are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Swingley, Kevin Luer, Roderick Webber, James B. C. Wu
  • Patent number: 9328918
    Abstract: Different types of apparatus for fabricating a deposit, method of deposition and an article are presented. The apparatus include a thermal spray gun comprising a combustion chamber, combustion zone, an air injection port, a fuel injection port, a nozzle and a liquid injection port. The combustion zone exists between the inlet side and outlet side of the combustion chamber. The method includes, among other things, providing a fuel and an oxidizer inside the combustion zone, initiating combustion inside the combustion zone, and directing products of the combustion toward the outlet side to create a combustion product stream. The method also includes introducing a feedstock mixture comprising a feedstock material and a liquid into the combustion product stream to create an entrained feedstock stream, and expelling the entrained feedstock stream from the spray gun through a nozzle to form a deposit on a surface of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Leonardo Ajdelsztajn, James Anthony Ruud
  • Patent number: 9145469
    Abstract: An aromatic polyester that contains one or more aromatic ester repeating units and one or more biphenyl repeating units is provided. While a wide variety of aromatic ester repeating units may be employed, the polymer is nevertheless “low naphthenic” to the extent that it contains a minimal content of repeating units derived from naphthenic hydroxycarboxylic acids and naphthenic dicarboxylic acids. Despite the absence of a high level of conventional naphthenic acid repeating units, the present inventors have discovered that selective control over the type and relative concentration of the biphenyl repeating units can lead to “low naphthenic” polymers that are not only soluble in certain solvents, but also capable of exhibiting good mechanical properties. Thus, the ability of the resulting polymer to be dissolved or dispersed in various solvents can be enhanced without sacrificing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Kamlesh P. Nair, Young Shin Kim, James P. Shepherd, Prabuddha Bansal
  • Patent number: 8997320
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing an acoustic wave device that has an excellent temperature coefficient of frequency (TCF) and high accuracy of IDT pattern forming and is capable of resisting high temperature processing of 200 degrees or more. The method for manufacturing an acoustic wave device according to the present invention includes forming an IDT (2) on a principal surface (1a) of a piezoelectric substrate (1), and forming a film by thermal spraying a material (3) having a smaller linear thermal expansion coefficient than the piezoelectric substrate onto an opposite principal surface (1b) of the piezoelectric substrate (1) where the IDT (2) is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Fuyutsume, Taro Nishino, Hisashi Yamazaki, Noboru Tamura, Nakaba Ichikawa, Masaki Aruga
  • Patent number: 8969114
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic light emitting display apparatus, the method includes loading a substrate on a moving unit, determining an angle formed between a side of the substrate and an opening in a patterning slit sheet, rotating the patterning slit sheet by two X motors so that the side of the substrate and the opening in a patterning slit sheet extend along the same direction and forming a layer on the substrate while conveying the substrate on the moving unit in the first direction in a chamber. The patterning slit sheet moves along a direction perpendicular to the first direction during the forming the layer on the substrate so that a deposition layer having a linear pattern that extends along the first direction is formed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joo-Nyung Jang
  • Patent number: 8968760
    Abstract: A method for attaching an implant to tissue is disclosed. In embodiments, a method includes applying a sprayable material to tissue, the sprayable material possessing functional groups capable of binding to tissue. The sprayable material also possesses functional groups capable of binding to an implant. In embodiments, the functional groups capable of binding to an implant include nucleotides. In such a case, the implant possesses complementary nucleotides capable of binding to the nucleotides on the sprayable material, thereby permitting hydrogen binding between the two. The implant may thus be affixed to tissue, and repositioned as necessary, prior to more permanent attachment utilizing means such as sutures, tacks, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Timothy Sargeant, Jonathan Thomas
  • Publication number: 20150030779
    Abstract: Highly durable hydrophobic, oleophobic, and anti-icing coatings and methods of their preparation and use are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas Bleecher, Philip Harsh, Michael Hurley, Andrew K. Jones, Russell Ross, Vinod K. Sikka, Donald Zielke
  • Patent number: 8936826
    Abstract: A method of coating a stent involves modifying a spray coating parameter until a target mass per coating layer is achieved. A method for coating involves spraying a batch of stents according to spraying parameters that were previously determined to provide a target mass per coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Jow, Daniel A. Castro
  • Publication number: 20140342094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a particle-containing powdered coating material, wherein the surface of the particles is at least partially covered with a coating additive, in cold gas spraying, flame spraying, high-speed flame spraying, thermal plasma spraying and non-thermal plasma spraying. Furthermore, the present invention relates to coating methods, in particular the above-named methods, using the powdered coating material according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ECKART GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Höfener, Markus Rupprecht, Christian Wolfrum, Andreas Reis
  • Patent number: 8865264
    Abstract: A method of coating a substrate surface. The method includes plasma spraying a direct-spray component onto a substrate surface, and plasma spraying an over-spray component onto the substrate surface. The direct-spray and over-spray components form a plasma coating surface contacting at least a portion of the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry P. Haack, Ann Marie Straccia
  • Patent number: 8859035
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the flowability of a powder. The powder is defined by a plurality of particles having an initial level of inter-particle forces between each particle. The method comprises: treating the powder, wherein the level of inter-particle forces between each particle is substantially decreased from the initial level; fluidizing the treated powder; flowing the treated powder into a plasma arc chamber; the plasma arc chamber generating a plasma arc; and the plasma arc chamber operating on the treated powder using the generated plasma arc. Preferably, the inter-particle forces are decreased by coating the particles with an organic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: SDCmaterials, Inc.
    Inventor: David Leamon
  • Patent number: 8852682
    Abstract: A high strength composite particle comprised of a series of incrementally applied resin microlayer coatings such that each of the microlayer partial coatings are interleaved with each other is described. Methods of making the composite particles, as well as methods of using such particles as a proppant in oil and gas well hydraulic fracturing are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fairmount Minerals, Ltd.
    Inventors: A. Richard Sinclair, Syed Akbar, Patrick R. Okell
  • Publication number: 20140230692
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a particle-containing powdered coating material, wherein an additive has been at least partially applied to the surface of the particles, in coating methods, in particular in cold gas spraying, flame spraying, high-speed flame spraying, thermal plasma spraying and non-thermal plasma spraying. Furthermore, the present invention relates to coating methods, in particular the above-named methods, using the powdered coating material according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Eckart GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Hofener, Markus Rupprecht, Christian Wolfrum, Marco Greb, Andreas Reis
  • Patent number: 8803025
    Abstract: A plasma gun system comprising: a plasma gun comprising an outlet, wherein the plasma gun is configured to generate a plasma stream and provide the plasma stream to the outlet; and a plasma gun extension assembly configured to be coupled to the plasma gun, wherein the plasma gun extension assembly comprises an extension chamber and a port, the extension chamber having an interior diameter defined by a chamber wall and being configured to receive the plasma stream from the outlet of the plasma gun and to enable the plasma stream to expand upon entering the extension chamber, and the port being configured to introduce a powder to the expanded plasma stream at a location outside of the plasma gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: SDCmaterials, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick P. Layman, David Leamon
  • Patent number: 8801373
    Abstract: A metal sealing material used in a sealing device which can reduce a gap between a stator and a rotor of a turbine. The metal sealing material used in a sealing device for a stator and a rotor of a turbine includes a surface layer and a lower layer composed of a porous metal layer, wherein the porosity of the surface layer is smaller than the porosity of the lower layer; the porosity of the surface layer is 60 to 65% and the porosity of the lower layer is 67 to 75% or less; and the porous metal layer has a thickness of 0.3 to 3.0 mm and may include, as a main component, an MCrAlY alloy where M is either one of Ni and Co or both thereof, and h-BN as a solid lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kojima, Hideyuki Arikawa, Akira Mebata, Hiroyuki Doi, Hajime Toriya, Kenjiro Narita
  • Publication number: 20140178641
    Abstract: A method of coating a surface is provided. The method comprises feeding a feedstock to a thermal spray torch, the feedstock comprising a liquid, disposing the feedstock on a substrate by thermal spray under conditions selected to produce a textured surface comprising a hierarchical structure, wherein the hierarchical structure comprises agglomerations of at least partially melted and solidified particles derived from the feedstock with individual at least partially melted and solidified particles derived from the feedstock disposed on a surface of the agglomerations; and applying a surface energy modification material over the textured surface. An article comprising a component having a coated surface is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Luc Stephane Leblanc, James Anthony Ruud, Kevin Paul McEvoy, Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20140169911
    Abstract: The invention provides a sealer to be used for a bolt including a sprayed preservative coating coated onto at least a threaded portion. The sealer contains a wax therein in the range of 1 to 10 mass % both inclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Masanobu SUGIMOTO, Yasuo MURAYAMA, Kenichi YAMADA, Yasutoshi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 8748120
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, there is provided a method of selecting a surface chemistry for culturing a given cell line, including the steps of: (i) providing a first substrate having a plasma polymerized surface with first and second regions, said first region having a first concentration of carboxylic acid groups on said plasma polymerized surface and said second region having a second concentration of carboxylic acid groups on said plasma polymerized surface, wherein said first and second concentrations are different; (ii) culturing cells from said cell line on said plasma polymerized surface in each said region; (iii) observing activity of said cultured cells in each said region, said activity selected from the group consisting of alkaline phosphatase activity of the cultured cells, cell growth of the cultured cells, attachment of the cultured cells, and cell spreading of the cultured cells; and iv) selecting, based on a particular observed activity, a secondary substrate for culturing said cells
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Short, Patricia Murray, Kristina Parry
  • Publication number: 20140127526
    Abstract: A method for applying a corrosion-protective coating to a roller component includes the steps of providing a device for thermal spray coating, providing a stainless steel material, coating at least one part of the surface of the roller component by applying the stainless steel material using the device for thermal spray coating and sealing the applied coating by a polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Etschmaier, Jürgen Angerler, Hasso Jungklaus, Goar Hesselmann
  • Patent number: 8709531
    Abstract: A solvent composition comprising an organic solvent; dispersed nanoparticles; and a non-volatile electrolyte is provided. A method of forming a liquid composite composition is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: eSionic ES, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140087086
    Abstract: A powder that contains microparticles formed from an aromatic polyester is provided. The mean size of the microparticles is generally from about 0.1 to about 40 micrometers. The microparticles may also have a shape that is generally spherical in nature. Regardless of the actual size and shape, however, the size distribution of the microparticles may be consistent throughout the powder. For example, at least about 50% by volume of the microparticles may have a mean size within a range of from about 0.1 to about 200 micrometers. Without intending to be limited by theory, the present inventor believes that a certain size and/or size distribution can improve the quality of coatings formed from the powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Kamlesh P. Nair, James P. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 8674022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer composition in powder form comprising (i) an olefin block copolymer or (ii) a substantially linear ethylene polymer and/or a linear ethylene polymer and propylene polymer blend. Said composition demonstrates good pulverizing and flow characteristics at ambient temperature. In another aspect, this invention relates to a process for preparing said thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer powder and applications for using said powder. In a further aspect, this invention relates to paper transfer molding said thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer composition into artificial leather, particularly for skins for automotive interior applications such as instrument panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Franciscus J. T. Krabbenborg
  • Publication number: 20140072802
    Abstract: Powder coating compositions are comprised of particles having a diameter of from about 20 ?m to about 250 ?m comprising: (1) a hydroxyl- and/or carboxyl-terminated polyester having a number average molecular weight of from about 1000 to about 6000 and a dynamic shear viscosity of less than 5000 cPs; (2) from about 1% to about 50% by weight of the polyester of a cross-linking agent capable of reacting with the terminal groups of the polyester and wherein the powder coating composition has a density of from about 0.95 g/cm3 to about 1.8 g/cm3. These compositions cure rapidly and provide coatings having superior physical-mechanical properties. The powder coating compositions can be applied by various methods but are particularly useful for thermal spray application methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Eduard A. Stefanescu
  • Publication number: 20140065368
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods that include depositing a first component and a second component to form a film including a plurality of nanostructures, and coating the nanostructures with a hydrophobic layer to render the film superhydrophobic. The first component and the second component can be immiscible and phase-separated during the depositing step. The first component and the second component can be independently selected from the group consisting of a metal oxide, a metal nitride, a metal oxynitride, a metal, and combinations thereof. The films can have a thickness greater than or equal to 5 nm; an average surface roughness (Ra) of from 90 to 120 nm, as measured on a 5 ?m×5 ?m area; a surface area of at least 20 m2/g; a contact angle with a drop of water of at least 120 degrees; and can maintain the contact angle when exposed to harsh conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Tolga AYTUG, Mariappan Parans PARANTHAMAN, John T. SIMPSON, Daniela Florentina BOGORIN
  • Patent number: 8661653
    Abstract: Methods of building Z-graded radiation shielding and covers. In one aspect, the method includes: providing a substrate surface having about medium Z-grade; plasma spraying a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface; and infusing a polymer layer to form a laminate. In another aspect, the method includes electro/electroless plating a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface. In other aspects, the methods include improving an existing electronics enclosure to build a Z-graded radiation shield by applying a temperature controller to at least part of the enclosure and affixing at least one layer of a first metal having higher Z-grade from the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Donald Laurence Thomsen, III, Roberto J. Cano, Brian J Jensen, Stephen J Hales, Joel A Alexa
  • Patent number: 8650753
    Abstract: A seal (48) between a compressor rotor blade (26) and compressor casing (28) comprises an abradable structure (59) on the compressor casing (28). The abradable structure (59) comprises a metallic foam (60) having pores (66, 68). The metallic foam (60) has a first a region (62) and a second region (64). The first region (62) of the metallic foam (60) is arranged adjacent to the compressor casing (28) and the second region (64) of the metallic foam (60) is spaced from the compressor casing (28) by the first region (62) of the metallic foam (60). The pores (68) of the second region (64) of the metallic foam (60) contain an abradable material (70) and the pores (66) of the first region (62) of the metallic foam (60) do not contain an abradable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce, PLC
    Inventors: Christopher Sellars, Glen Pattinson, John T Gent
  • Patent number: 8637121
    Abstract: A coating method through HVOF spraying that comprises generating a combustion jet in a combustion chamber connected to one end of a barrel while controlling the temperature of the combustion jet by supply of an inert gas to the jet, feeding resin coating materials into the temperature-controlled combustion jet and leading them to pass through the barrel, and spouting the coating particles through a spout port along with the combustion jet therethrough to thereby coat the substrate surface; wherein the length of the barrel, the temperature of the combustion jet and the physical properties of the coating particles are defined so as to satisfy both the following formulae (1) and (2). Numerical ? ? Formula ? ? 1 ? × t r > 0.5 ( 1 ) Numerical ? ? Formula ? ? 2 2.5 < Tav Tcp < 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Jin Kawakita, Seiji Kuroda, Masayuki Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20130337183
    Abstract: A novel Aromatic Thermosetting Copolyester (ATSP) can be processed into highly effective wear resistant coatings by blending with polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) and other additives. Surface treatments/coatings are key to improving wear performance and durability in a wide array of applications. The problems associated with use of liquid lubricants, hard/soft coatings are well known but only modest progress has been achieved due to lack of research on new material systems. These coatings were fabricated and tested as highly effective wear resistant coatings by blending ATSP with PTFE and other tribologically beneficial additives. The main advantages of these polymeric-based coatings are their relatively low cost and simple substrate surface conditioning (i.e., no need for expensive surface preparation before coating).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: James Economy, Andreas A. Polycarpou, Jacob Meyer
  • Patent number: 8568837
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a golf ball with a deposited layer is disclosed. The deposited layer is not produced by a molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding. Instead, the deposition process is produced by another process, such as thermal spraying. The deposited layer may include partially fused particulate material. The deposited layer may be added to a golf ball design as one or more supplemental layers. The deposited layer may also be provided in a golf ball design as a substitute for one or more layers. A golf ball may further include a combination of one or more supplemental deposited layers and one or more substituted deposited layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Seisuke Tomita, Arthur Molinari, Takahisa Ono, Michael Wallans
  • Publication number: 20130280435
    Abstract: A method of coating a substrate surface. The method includes plasma spraying a direct-spray component onto a substrate surface, and plasma spraying an over-spray component onto the substrate surface. The direct-spray and over-spray components form a plasma coating surface contacting at least a portion of the substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Larry P. Haack, Ann Marie Straccia
  • Patent number: 8535765
    Abstract: A method of producing a low-molecular luminous material dispersant having: inserting a coat agent in gas phase and an inner gas into a vacuum atmosphere, wherein the coat agent has a strong affinity for a solvent when the coat agent is in liquid phase; heating and vaporizing a low-molecular luminous material in the vacuum atmosphere so as to obtain a mix gas comprising the low-molecular luminous material and inner gas; cooling the mix gas so as to obtain a coat agent in liquid phase; and recovering the coat agent in liquid phase and adding the coat agent in liquid phase into the solvent so as to obtain the low-molecular luminous material dispersant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Naoaki Sakurai, Hiroyasu Kondo, Hiroshi Koizumi
  • Patent number: 8524372
    Abstract: An item of footwear having a liquid-repelling polymeric coating, obtained by a plasma treatment process, provided over at least part of a surface thereof, said item also being provided at the region on the inside upon which the wearer's foot rests with a liquid-absorbing foot supporting footbed. Items of this type provide improved comfort for the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: P2i Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen Coulson
  • Publication number: 20130209811
    Abstract: A method produces a biocidal coating on a substrate, by a flame assisted chemical vapour deposition and a plasma assisted chemical vapour deposition step. In a first step, a biocidal material is deposited onto the substrate, possibly in combination with a first coating forming material. The second step provides a coating forming material onto the first layer, possibly in combination with a second biocidal material. The first step can be a flame assisted CVD step and the second step a plasma assisted CVD step or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Roel Dams, Sabine Paulussen, Dirk Vangeneugden, David Sheel
  • Publication number: 20130186304
    Abstract: A process of fabricating a thermal barrier coating and an article having a cold sprayed thermal barrier coating are disclosed. The process includes cold spraying ceramic particles and a binder and forming the thermal barrier coating. The binder has a melting point lower than the ceramic particles. The article includes the cold sprayed thermal barrier coating positioned on a substrate of the article and/or a reproducible feature formed by the cold sprayed thermal barrier coating, with the reproducible feature being capable of being replicated without masking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Surinder Singh PABLA, Joshua Lee MARGOLIES
  • Patent number: 8486841
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant component of a plasma chamber includes a liquid crystalline polymer. In a preferred embodiment, the liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) is provided on an aluminum component having an anodized or non-anodized surface. The liquid crystalline polymer can also be provided on an alumina component. The liquid crystalline polymer can be deposited by a method such as plasma spraying. The liquid crystalline polymer may also be provided as a preformed sheet or other shape adapted to cover the exposed surfaces of the reaction chamber. Additionally, the reactor components may be made entirely from liquid crystalline polymer by machining the component from a solid block of liquid crystalline polymer or molding the component from the polymer. The liquid crystalline polymer may contain reinforcing fillers such as glass or mineral fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. O'Donnell, Christopher C. Chang, John E. Daugherty
  • Publication number: 20130171367
    Abstract: A method to protect and modify surface properties of articles is disclosed. In one embodiment of the method, an intermediate layer is first deposited onto a substrate of the article. The intermediate layer has a thickness of at least 2 mils containing a plurality of pores with a total pore volume of 5 to 50% within a depth of at least 2 mils. A lubricant material is deposited onto the intermediate layer, wherein the lubricant material infiltrates at least a portion of the pores and forms a surface layer. The surface layer can be tailored with the selection of the appropriate material for the intermediate layer and the lubricant material, for the surface layer to have the desired surface tension depending on the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Grzegorz Jan Kusinski, Justin Lee Cheney
  • Publication number: 20130171390
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising polyamide and ionomer useful for powder coating applications and a method for transforming the composition into particulate or powder form for application to metal objects. The invention also relates to coated metal objects comprising the composition as a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Richard T. Chou, Mark B. Kelly, Olivier Magnin
  • Publication number: 20130157004
    Abstract: An article comprises a metal substrate, a ceramic layer formed on the metal substrate, and a sealing layer formed on the ceramic layer. The ceramic layer defines pores. The sealing layer comprises filling portions filling the ceramic pores. The filling portions contain thermosetting resins. A method for sealing pores of ceramic layer is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: YONG-GANG ZHU
  • Patent number: 8414960
    Abstract: A production method of an ink composition for organic EL devices comprises preparing a composition containing a polymer organic EL material and an organic solvent; and applying an electric field to the composition. Preferably, a composition containing a polymer organic EL material prepared by a coupling reaction between a halogenated aromatic compound and an aromatic boron compound in the presence of palladium catalyst or nickel catalyst, an organic solvent, and an aromatic carboxylic acid contained in an amount of 0.01-1 wt % based on the total amount of the organic solvent and aromatic carboxylic acid is prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Higashida, Kazuhiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8399065
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming an electrochemical layer of a thin film battery is provided. A precursor mixture comprising electrochemically active precursor particles dispersed in a carrying medium is provided to a processing chamber and thermally treated using a combustible gas mixture also provided to the chamber. The precursor is converted to nanocrystals by the thermal energy, and the nanocrystals are deposited on a substrate. A second precursor may be blended with the nanocrystals as they deposit on the surface to enhance adhesion and conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Quanyuan Shang, Lu Yang, Karl M. Brown, Donald J. K. Olgado, Victor Pebenito, Hooman Bolandi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Robert Z. Bachrach, Liang-Yuh Chen
  • Publication number: 20130053470
    Abstract: New ampholyte biomaterial compounds containing ampholyte moieties are synthesized and integrated into polymeric assemblies to provide hydrophilic polymers exhibiting improved biocompatibility, haemocompatibility, hydrophilicity non-thrombogenicity, anti-bacterial ability, and mechanical strength, as well as suitability as a drug delivery platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Fanny Raisin-Dadre, John E. Mckendrick, Alan Rhodes, Simon J. Onis, Shivpal S. Sandhu
  • Publication number: 20130032411
    Abstract: A composition including a high temperature thermoplastic polymer and a filler material is disclosed. A method for forming a coating upon a wellbore tool includes forming a powder composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer and a filler material and applying the composition on the body surface. Wellbore tools having components coated with such compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Hendrik John, Erik Bartscherer, Andreas Krafczyk