Solid Particles Applied Patents (Class 427/474)
  • Patent number: 10016786
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a coated panel. The process can comprise providing a panel having at least an upper surface, a lower surface, and edges joining the upper surface and the lower surface. The panel can be arranged so that the lower surface is facing upwards, and first particles can be dispersed on the lower surface of the panel. The process can comprise turning the panel so that the upper surface is facing upwards, and applying first particles and second particles on the upper surface of the panel. A décor can be applied in the form of a printed pattern to the upper surface. The process can further comprise curing and/or melting the first particles to form a sealed upper surface whereby the surface forms a coating providing at least one property of abrasion resistance and scratch resistance on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Magnus Quist, Peter Miller, Jan Ericsson
  • Patent number: 9040122
    Abstract: A method of applying particles to a backing having a make layer on one of the backing's opposed major surfaces. The method including the steps of: supporting the particles on a feeding member having a feeding surface such that the particles settle into one or more layers on the feeding surface; the feeding surface and the backing being arranged in a non-parallel manner; and translating the particles from the feeding surface to the backing and attaching the particles to the make layer by an electrostatic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Louis S. Moren, Brian G. Koethe, John T. Boden
  • Patent number: 9011981
    Abstract: A textile coating is made from a web of fibers including a first area and a second area. The first area is a cohesion area where the fibers of the web are integrated into a tight entanglement holding the fibers and located on only a portion of the thickness of the web. A method for making the textile coating includes: applying an alternating electric field to the web having at least one face bearing a heat-meltable powdery binder, thereby introducing said powdery binder into the web, so as to concentrate the binder at the first area, then melting the binder by supplying heat, and leaving the binder to cure or causing it to cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fibroline France
    Inventors: Vincent Bonin, Jerome Ville
  • Patent number: 8936745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of fabricating a painted substrate (30) using powder paint (21), said substrate being electrically insulating, during which method the following steps are performed in succession: a) a treatment coating (10) is placed on a mold (1), said treatment coating (10) including at least one preparation layer (11, 12) based on an unmolding agent (15, 15?) in contact with said mold (1); b) said treatment coating (10) is electrostatically covered with powder paint (21) in such a manner that said powder paint (21) is attracted towards said mold (1) and is held against the treatment coating (10); c) said powder paint (21) is transformed at least in part in order to obtain a sheet (20) of powder paint (21); and d) said substrate (30) is prepared on said sheet (20) in order to obtain said painted substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Claire Chairat, Olivier Burel, Jean-Marc Berthier
  • Patent number: 8883264
    Abstract: Methods for powder coating that include applying a powder coating composition to a substrate via an electrostatic gun. The powder coating composition includes a mixture of two or more materials having different densities, such as a mixture of aerogel particles and fluoropolymer-containing particles. The electrostatic gun can have a high-voltage generator that generates a negative polarity voltage between about 0 KV and about 100 KV during application of the powder coating composition, and the electrostatic gun can have a round spray nozzle. Methods of making fuser members using such powder coating methods, fuser members prepared by such methods, and methods of preparing low gloss images using such fuser members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Suxia Yang, Qi Zhang, Edward G Zwartz, Yu Qi, Gordon Sisler, David Charles Irving
  • Patent number: 8771801
    Abstract: A method of applying particles to a backing having a make layer on one of the backing's opposed major surfaces. The method including the steps of: supporting the particles on a feeding member having a feeding surface such that the particles settle into one or more layers on the feeding surface; the feeding surface and the backing being arranged in a non-parallel manner; and translating the particles from the feeding surface to the backing and attaching the particles to the make layer by an electrostatic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Louis S. Moren, Brian G. Koethe, John T. Boden
  • Patent number: 8691014
    Abstract: Prepping a surface entails entraining a coating particle into a fluid stream, directing the fluid stream containing the coating particle at the surface to be prepped to thereby prep the surface using the coating particle. The prepped surface can then be coated using the same or substantially similar coating particle. This technique can be used with a continuous airjet, a forced pulsed airjet, a continuous waterjet or a forced pulsed waterjet as the carrier stream. This invention solves the problem of foreign blasting particles becoming embedded in the atomic matrix of the surface to be prepped, which can result in unpredictable behavior of the surface properties and even catastrophic failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: VLN Advanced Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Mohan M. Vijay
  • Patent number: 8603589
    Abstract: A method and system for printing on glass boards is provided. The method may include jetting, from an inkjet printing system onto a glass board, a glass-based ink having solid glass particles to form a printed glass board; heating the glass board prior to jetting the glass-based ink; heating the glass board after jetting to fix the ink onto the glass board; conveying the printed glass board to a furnace; and firing the printed glass board in the furnace at temperature of no less than 550° c. to melt the solid glass particles onto the glass board and complete fixation of the glass-based ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: DIP Tech Ltd.
    Inventor: Gera Eron
  • Patent number: 8574806
    Abstract: An image forming method including a process for forming a transparent toner layer on an image formed on a support, the method including steps of supplying a transparent toner on an image on a support, and heating and then cooling the image on the support having the transparent toner while the image on the support having the transparent toner being in contact with a belt, wherein the transparent toner contains a resin constituted by a polyester and a styrene-acryl copolymer, a monoester compound represented by Formula I, and a hydrocarbon compound having at least one of a branched chain structure and a cyclic structure, R1—COO—R2??Formula I: wherein, R1 and R2 are each a hydrocarbon group having 13 to 30 carbon atoms which may have a substituent or not, and R1 and R2 are the same or different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Takao Yamanouchi, Kazue Nakamura, Ryuichi Hiramoto, Michiyo Fujita
  • Patent number: 8551577
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of applying particles to a coated backing. A first layer of particles is created over a second layer of particles on a support surface and the first layer of particles is different in at least one property from the second layer of particles. A coated backing is positioned above the first and second layer of particles. An electrostatic field is applied simultaneously to the first and second layer of particles such that the first layer of particles closer to the coated backing are preferentially attracted to the coated backing first before the second layer of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Louis S. Moren, Brian G. Koethe, Ernest L. Thurber
  • Patent number: 8518476
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide materials and methods for forming a fluoroplastic coating layer from a powder mixture including a leveling agent and/or a transient binder material to improve the powder coating quality, wherein the powder mixture can further include a plurality of fluoroplastic powder and a plurality of aerogel particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Yu Qi, Sandra J. Gardner, Carolyn Moorlag, Brynn Dooley, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 8491970
    Abstract: A method and device for producing an aligned carbon nanotube array. The arrays of aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) may be formed by drying liquid dispersions of CNTs on a nanoporous substrate under an applied electrostatic field. The array may be used in a number of applications including electronics, optics, and filtration, including desalination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Strauss, Vivek Mehrotra
  • Publication number: 20130180326
    Abstract: The present invention regards nano surfaces and particularly a gradient based nano surface. According to embodiments of the invention a surface bound gradient is created by distributed nanoparticles along a plane surface. This procedure greatly reduces the number of prepared surfaces needed, as well as the methodological error of analysis of adsorption and adhesion phenomena.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: CLINE SCIENTIFIC AB
    Inventors: Anders Lundgren, Mattias Berglin, Hans Elwing, Mats Hulander
  • Publication number: 20130113359
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices comprising an assembly of carbon nanotubes, and related methods. In some cases, the carbon nanotubes may have enhanced alignment. Devices of the invention may comprise features and/or components which may enhance the emission of electrons and may lower the operating voltage of the devices. Using methods described herein, carbon nanotube assemblies may be manufactured rapidly, at low cost, and over a large surface area. Such devices may be useful in display applications such as field emission devices, or other applications requiring high image quality, low power consumption, and stability over a wide to temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Timothy M. Swager, Hongwei Gu
  • Patent number: 8420182
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a method of manufacturing a polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) display device including dichroic dye. The method may include filling a mixture solution including liquid crystals, a photopolymerizable material, dichroic dyes, and liquid crystalline polymers in a space between a first electrode and a second electrode that face each other; applying an electric field between the first electrode and the second electrode; and arranging the dichroic dyes in the mixture solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-eun Jang, Jae-eun Jung, Gae-hwang Lee, Jin-woo Lee, Young-jae Jun
  • Patent number: 8420156
    Abstract: A method of forming a pattern and a method of manufacturing an organic light emitting device, the method of forming a pattern including providing an electromagnetic substrate for generating an electromagnetic field at a selectively controllable position by selectively controlling where current flows through the electromagnetic substrate; providing a patterning substrate for forming a pattern; aligning the electromagnetic substrate to a first surface of the patterning substrate; selectively applying current to the electromagnetic substrate to form the electromagnetic field at the predetermined position; providing masking powder in a vicinity of a second surface of the patterning substrate such that the masking powder reacts to the electromagnetic field; supplying a pattern forming material to the second surface of the patterning substrate; and cutting off the current to the electromagnetic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Chul Lee, Jae-Seok Park, Cheol-Lae Roh, Won-Kyu Lim
  • Publication number: 20130040067
    Abstract: Processes, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for forming products from atomized metals and alloys. A stream of molten alloy and/or a series of droplets of molten alloy are produced. The molten alloy is atomized to produce electrically-charged particles of the molten alloy by impinging electrons on the stream of molten alloy and/or the series of droplets of molten alloy. The electrically-charged molten alloy particles are accelerated with at least one of an electrostatic field and an electromagnetic field. The accelerating molten alloy particles are cooled to a temperature that is less than a solidus temperature of the molten alloy particles so that the molten alloy particles solidify while accelerating. The solid alloy particles are impacted onto a substrate and the impacting particles deform and metallurgically bond to the substrate to produce a solid alloy preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ATI Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Kennedy, Robin M. Forbes Jones
  • Patent number: 8211509
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for printing using paste like inks such as those used in intaglio printing, wherein the inks include specialty flakes such as thin film optically variable flakes, or diffractive flakes. The invention discloses an apparatus having an energy source such as a heat source for temporarily lessening the viscosity of the ink during alignment of the flakes within the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Dishuan Chu, Thomas Mayer, Charles T. Markantes, Paul G. Coombs
  • Patent number: 8128953
    Abstract: An implantable medical device includes a housing and a coating disposed on the housing. The coating includes a conductive carrier and a therapeutic agent, e.g. an anti-infective agent such as silver particles. The conductive carrier can be any suitable conductive material, such as iridium oxide, titanium nitride, diamond-like carbon, graphite, polyaniline, platinum, carbon nanotubes, carbon black, platinum black, or poly 3,4,-ethylenedioxythiophene. Coatings containing iridium oxide and metallic silver particles are effective in inhibiting bacterial growth in vitro.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongping Yang, Genevieve Louise Eichenberg Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20120037399
    Abstract: A method of fabricating anisotropic conductive film comprises the steps of: mixing conductive particles, a resin material and a solvent to form slurry; and providing a separate means for progressively distributing the conductive particles on one side of the resin material when forming the anisotropic conductive film from slurry. The method disclosed in the present invention is easy to use, and the anisotropic conductive film fabricated by the method has high conductive particles capturing rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Chien-Chih HSIAO, Chin-Hsin CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8084101
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems form structures from nanoparticles by: providing a source of nanoparticles, the particles being capable of being moved by application of a field, such as an electrical field, magnetic field and even electromagnetic radiation or fields such as light, UV, IR, radiowaves, radiation and the like; depositing the nanoparticles to a surface in a first distribution of the nanoparticles; applying a field to the nanoparticles on the surface that applies a force to the particles; and rearranging the nanoparticles on the surface by the force from the field to form a second distribution of nanoparticles on the surface. The second distribution of nanoparticles is more ordered or more patterned than the first distribution of nanoparticles as a result of the rearranging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada Systems of Higher Education on behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventor: Biswajit Das
  • Publication number: 20110289854
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of applying particles to a coated backing. A first layer of particles is created over a second layer of particles on a support surface and the first layer of particles is different in at least one property from the second layer of particles. A coated backing is positioned above the first and second layer of particles. An electrostatic field is applied simultaneously to the first and second layer of particles such that the first layer of particles closer to the coated backing are preferentially attracted to the coated backing first before the second layer of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Louis S. Moren, Brian G. Koethe, Ernest L. Thurber
  • Patent number: 8057863
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of depositing graphene includes bringing a stamp into contact with a substrate over a contact area. The stamp has at least a few layers of the graphene covering the contact area. An electric field is developed over the contact area. The stamp is removed from the vicinity of the substrate which leaves at least a layer of the graphene substantially covering the contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Xiaogan Liang
  • Patent number: 8029869
    Abstract: Techniques for fabricating a structure from nanoparticles are generally described. Some example techniques are methods for fabricating an apparatus from nanoparticles. Example methods may include providing nanoparticles that are electrically charged with a first polarity and collecting the nanoparticles on a particle collection device having a second polarity opposite the first polarity. The nanoparticles can then be transferred onto a base structure from the particle collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventor: Kwangyeol Lee
  • Patent number: 7901742
    Abstract: A method for forming a metal oxide fine particle layer, by which a metal oxide fine particle layer having uniformity and excellent in adhesion, abrasion resistance, strength, etc. can be formed easily compared with the conventional plating method, CVD method, liquid coating method, electrodeposition method or the like. The method comprises immersing a conductive substrate in a dispersion of metal oxide fine particles and fibrous fine particles and applying a direct-current voltage to the conductive substrate and the dispersion. The fibrous fine particles have a length (L) of 50 nm to 10 ?m, a diameter (D) of 10 nm to 2 ?m and an aspect ratio (L)/(D) of 5 to 1,000. The content of the fibrous fine particles in the dispersion is in the range of 0.1 to 20% by weight in terms of solids content, based on the metal oxide fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Shirono, Takaki Mizuno, Tsuguo Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 7903158
    Abstract: This invention can suppress adhesion of dust to the surface of an optical filter and the cover glass surface of a solid-state image sensor without any optically adverse effect. An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing device which converts the optical image of an object into an electrical signal, and an optical element (11) arranged in front of the image capturing device. Minute particles of a single layer (11a) are arrayed on a surface of the optical element on the object side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Goro Noto
  • Patent number: 7879387
    Abstract: A process for electrostatically coating a stent on a catheter. A conductor which is permanently affixed to the catheter contacts a stent mounted on the catheter. Conductive ink applied to the catheter may be used as the conductor. An electrical charge is applied to the conductor. The stent is then coated using an electrostatic coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Cook Incorporated
    Inventor: Randy Joe Myers
  • Patent number: 7862848
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for dry coating solid dosage forms. The method includes the steps of placing solid dosage forms in a rotatable, electrically grounded housing, and spraying a film forming polymer powder composition into the housing during rotation thereof to form a polymer coating on the solid dosage forms, the polymer powder composition being sprayed using an electrostatic spray gun, and curing the coated solid dosage forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: The University of Western Ontario
    Inventors: Jingxu Zhu, Yanfeng Luo, Ying Liang Ma, Hui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100283032
    Abstract: Method for Forming a Semiconductor Structure A method and apparatus for applying a carrier fluid (101,602,1101) to a substrate (102), the carrier fluid carrying nanoparticles (201,202), manipulating the positions of a plurality of the nanoparticles (201,202) in the carrier fluid by applying an electric field, removing the carrier fluid from the substrate so as to leave the nanoparticles on the substrate, and sintering the nanoparticles to form a region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Petri Korpi, Risto Ronkka
  • Publication number: 20100237037
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate metallization process for making a ceramic circuit substrate practically in an economic way by means of: washing a non-charged ceramic substrate and roughening the surface of the ceramic substrate by etching, and then coating a negatively charged (or positively charged), silicon-contained, nanoscaled surface active agent on the ceramic substrate, and then coating a positively charged (or negatively charged) first metal layer on the ceramic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: HOLY STONE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Lin, Chi-Jen Liu
  • Patent number: 7799369
    Abstract: A light active device includes a semiconductor particulate dispersed within a carrier material. A first contact layer is provided so on application of an electric field charge carriers having a polarity are injected into the semiconductor particulate through the carrier material. A second contact layer is provided so on application of the electric field to the second contact layer charge carriers having an opposite polarity are injected into the semiconductor particulate through the carrier material. The semiconductor particulate comprises at least one of an organic and an inorganic semiconductor. The semiconductor particulate may comprise an organic light active particulate. When constructed as a light emitting device, an electric field applied to the semiconductor particulate through the carrier causes charge carriers of opposite polarity to be injected into the semiconductor particulate. The charge carriers combine to form carrier pairs which decay and give off light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 7776196
    Abstract: A method for arranging particles according to one aspect of the present invention comprises the steps of: forming a thin film on a surface of a substrate, the thin film being obtained by dispersing first particles made of metal in a material, a surface of the material is to be charged to a first polarity in a predetermined solution; dispersing second particles in the solution, the second particles being charged to a second polarity opposite to the first polarity; immersing the thin film in the solution; and irradiating the thin film with light having a wavelength which causes plasmon resonance with surface plasmons of the metal particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akira Fujimoto, Tsutomu Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 7749774
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the manipulation of colloidal particles and biomolecules at the interface between an insulating electrode such as silicon oxide and an electrolyte solution. Light-controlled electrokinetic assembly of particles near surfaces relies on the combination of three functional elements: the AC electric field-induced assembly of planar aggregates; the patterning of the electrolyte/silicon oxide/silicon interface to exert spatial control over the assembly process; and the real-time control of the assembly process via external illumination. The present invention provides a set of fundamental operations enabling interactive control over the creation and placement of planar arrays of several types of particles and biomolecules and the manipulation of array shape and size. The present invention enables sample preparation and handling for diagnostic assays and biochemical analysis in an array format, and the functional integration of these operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Seul
  • Publication number: 20100136253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to film or coating deposition and powder formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Kwang-Leong Choy, Wei BAI
  • Patent number: 7718230
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for transferring an array of oriented carbon nanotubes from a first surface to a second surface by providing the array of oriented carbon nanotubes on the first surface within a vacuum chamber, providing the second surface within the vacuum chamber separate from the first surface, and applying an electric potential between the first surface and the second surface such that the array of oriented carbon nanotubes are sublimed from the first surface and re-deposited on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Anvar A. Zakhidov, Rashmi Nanjundaswamy, Sergey Li, Alexander Zakhidov, Mei Zhang, Ray H. Baughman
  • Patent number: 7674501
    Abstract: A two-step method of making of a security printed image is disclosed and includes coating of the surface of a substrate with a predetermined image shape with an ink containing flaked magnetic pigment in a predetermined concentration, exposing a wet printed image to a magnetic field to align magnetic particles in a predetermined manner, allowing the ink to cure, and coating the substrate with a second printed image on the top of the first image. The second printed image with the same or different image shape is printed with another ink containing clear or dyed ink vehicle mixed with flaked magnetic pigment in a low concentration, exposed to the magnetic field of the same or different configuration as the first printed image and cured until the ink is dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Paul G. Coombs, Neil Teitelbaum, Charles T. Markantes, Alberto Argoitia
  • Publication number: 20100000622
    Abstract: A plastics pipe provided with engageable fastener elements on an outer surface thereof, a method for manufacturing the pipe, and a fastener system comprising inter-engageable fastener elements on an outer surface of a pipe and a support therefore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: UPONOR INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Jeremy Bowman, David Charles Harget
  • Publication number: 20090280264
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for selective chemical binding and immobilization of macromolecules on solid supports in conjunction with self-assembled monolayer (SAM) surfaces. Immobilization involves selective binding of peptides and other macromolecules to SAM surfaces using reactive landing (RL) of mass-selected, gas phase ions. SAM surfaces provide a simple and convenient platform for tailoring chemical properties of a variety of substrates. The invention finds applications in biochemistry ranging from characterization of molecular recognition events at the amino acid level and identification of biologically active motifs in proteins, to development of novel biosensors and substrates for stimulated protein and cell adhesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Julia Laskin, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 7608306
    Abstract: A process is described for producing mouldings from plastics by coating a moulding on one or more sides with a lacquer system, the lacquer system being composed of a binder or a binder mixture, optionally a solvent or solvent mixture, optionally other additives usual in lacquer systems and optionally a thickener, and use can be made here of polymeric thickeners at from 0 to 20% content and oligomeric thickeners at from 0 to 40% content, in each case based on dry film (components a, c, d, e), from 5 to 500 parts by weight, based on a), of an electrically conductive metal oxide powder with a median primary particle size of from 1 to 80 nm and a percentage degree of aggregation of from 0.01 to 99%, from 5 to 500 parts by weight, based on a), of inert nanoparticles coated [sic] in a manner known per se and the lacquer cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hasskerl, Stipan Katusic, Patrick Becker, Rolf Neeb, Ghirmay Seyoum
  • Publication number: 20090224422
    Abstract: Embodiments of a composite carbon nanotube structure comprising a number of carbon nanotubes disposed in a matrix comprised of a metal or a metal oxide. The composite carbon nanotube structures may be used as a thermal interface device in a packaged integrated circuit device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Valery M. Dubin
  • Publication number: 20090197089
    Abstract: A compact laminated assembly based upon a saturation grade paper made using a grass fiber or grass/wood fiber blend, instead of the conventional wood fibers from trees. A plurality of the grass paper sheets are substantially impregnated using a thermosetting resin and stacked in a superimposed relationship. The assembled stack of resin impregnated paper sheets are heat and pressure consolidated into a substantially homogenous monolithic mass with the thermosetting resin being substantially completely cured. A film of a substantially completely cured solid powder coating composition is laminated to at least a portion of an outer surface of the compact laminated assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Joel Klippert
  • Patent number: 7534473
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel electric powder impregnation process for impregnating powder into a fibrous, filamentary and/or porous network, especially in order to produce a composite, comprising a continuous, rigid or flexible, matrix with which said network is in intimate contact, in which process the powder on the one hand and said network on the other are placed between a lower electrode and an upper electrode, these electrodes are electrically insulated from each other by a dielectric and connected to the respective poles of an AC generator so as to simultaneously subject the powder and said network to an electric field, characterized in that the upper electrode comprises at least one electrode tube and the AC electric field applied is from 0.10 to 20 kV/mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Materials Technics Holding S.A.
    Inventor: Joric Marduel
  • Publication number: 20080292870
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems form structures from nanoparticles by: providing a source of nanoparticles, the particles being capable of being moved by application of a field, such as an electrical field, magnetic field and even electromagnetic radiation or fields such as light, UV IR, radiowaves, radiation and the like; depositing the nanoparticles to a surface in a first distribution of the nanoparticles; applying a field to the nanoparticles on the surface that applies a force to the particles; and rearranging the nanoparticles on the surface by the force from the field to form a second distribution of nanoparticles on the surface. The second distribution of nanoparticles is more ordered or more patterned than the first distribution of nanoparticles as a result of the rearranging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventor: Biswajit Das
  • Patent number: 7431987
    Abstract: The invention relates to particles for producing a three-dimensional object by using layer-building methods (powder-based generative rapid prototyping methods), to methods for producing a three-dimensional object therefrom, and to an object that can be produced by using the particles or the methods. The aim of the invention is to improve the precision of production methods of this type by preventing the tendency of the particles used to agglomerate. To this end, a surfactant layer is applied, whereby the nonpolar groups of the surfactants are oriented toward the particle surface thus forming a hydrophobic surface having a low tendency to agglomerate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Rolf Pfeifer, Jialin Shen
  • Patent number: 7419257
    Abstract: An ink jet recording method and an ink jet recording apparatus permitting image formation with a high degree of color reproducibility while alleviating the influences of the ink-absorbency of the recording medium and the base color is to be provided. A transfer drum is applied a reaction liquid, and inks of different colors are applied by recording heads to the area applied the reaction liquid to form a coagulated ink image on the transfer drum. Ahead of the step to transfer this coagulated ink image to the recording medium, white ink is applied to at least the area of the transfer drum to which ink dots are to be applied or at least the area to which ink dots are to be applied out of the area of the recording medium to which the coagulated ink image is to be transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Mouri, Hiroshi Taniuchi
  • Publication number: 20080124482
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing single-wall carbon nanotubes comprising condensing a plasma comprising atoms or molecules of carbon and atoms of a metal suitable for catalyzing the formation of single-wall carbon nanotubes in an oven at a predetermined temperature so as to provide a temperature gradient, thereby forming single-wall carbon nanotubes; and collecting the so-formed single-wall carbon nanotubes by passing them through an electrostatic trap comprising a pair of electrodes generating an electrical current so as to deposit at least a portion of the single-wall carbon nanotubes on one of the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Olivier SMILJANIC, Barry L. STANSFIELD
  • Publication number: 20080020147
    Abstract: Apparatuses (201) and methods for electrostatically applying a powder material to substrates are described. A plurality of platens (202, 203) are provided, each arranged to hold a plurality of substrates such as solid dosage forms (101, 111). Each platen (202, 203) is driven around an endless path and passes through a loading region (FIGS. 3, 4) in which substrates are loaded onto the platens (202, 203), a developing region (FIGS. 5, 6) in which the powder material is applied to the substrates, a fusing region (FIG. 7) in which the applied powder material is fused, and an unloading region (FIG. 8) in which substrates are removed from the platens (202, 203).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: Phoqus Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Simon Tullett, Adrian Jarvis, David Billington, Russell King, David Gledhill, Paul Willshire, Tom Willsher, Michael John Holroyd
  • Patent number: 7211615
    Abstract: A composition containing from 88 to 99.99% by weight of a polyamide, a compound of a polyamide and mixtures of these, and from 0.01 to 0.25% by weight of a flow aid where the drying loss from the flow aid after 5 days of conditioning at a relative humidity of 95% is less than or equal to 1%, determined by ISO 787/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Degussa AG
    Inventors: Franz-Erich Baumann, Sylvia Monsheimer, Maik Grebe, Wolfgang Christoph, Dirk Heinrich, Holger Renners, Heinz Scholten, Thomas Schiffer, Joachim Muegge, Johannes Chiovaro
  • Patent number: 7153585
    Abstract: The invention concerns to the use of a powder comprising 99.95 to 95% of at least one polyamide and 0.05 to 5% of at least one silane for coating metals. This powder may be prepared by simple dry blending of the constituents. The silane can also be added to the molten polyamide in a mixing device and the resulting product reduced to powder. The addition of silane makes it possible to significantly improve electrostatic application by preventing a substantial portion of the powder from falling off during the electrostatic discharge which follows application, while providing lasting adhesion between the coating and metal. Advantageously, the silane is chosen from aminopropyltriethoxysilane and aminopropyltrimethoxysilane. The invention also concerns a method of coating an object with a film resulting from melting a thin layer of the powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Marc Audenaert, Denis Huze, Emmanuel Rastelletti
  • Patent number: 6787196
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming a paper or board web made from fibers in which the web is treated with calcium hydroxide and then with carbon dioxide gas so as to form calcium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Metso Paper Oy
    Inventors: Vilho Nissinen, Timo Nyberg, Pasi Rajala, Lars Grönroos, Pentti Virtanen, Veli Käsmä, Hannu Niemelä