Drying Patents (Class 427/541)
  • Patent number: 9034489
    Abstract: A coating composition which imparts antifog, antireflective, easy-cleaning, and/or antistatic properties to substrates coated therewith. The coating compositions utilize nanoparticles funtionalized with amine groups and/or protected amine groups, and amine-reactive groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Zhigang Yu, Xue-hua Chen, Bangwei Xi, Appuswamy Devasenapathi, Wei De Liu, George Van Dyke Tiers, Justin A. Riddle, Deivaraj Theivanayagam Chairman, Michelle L. Legatt, Cecil V. Francis
  • Patent number: 9023435
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid involving: applying a bond coat layer to the ceramic component; combining at least water and a primary transition material selected from a rare earth disilicate or a doped rare earth disilicate to produce a transition layer slurry; applying the transition layer slurry to the bond coat layer; infiltrating a sol-gel solution comprising at least one sintering aid into the applied slurry; and sintering the component to produce the environmental barrier coating having at least the bond coat layer and a transition layer formed from the transition layer slurry during sintering. During sintering the sintering aid dopes the primary transition material with at least one doping composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, Jessica L. Subit
  • Patent number: 9005717
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid involving: applying a bond coat layer to the ceramic component; combining at least an organic solvent and a primary transition material selected from a rare earth disilicate or a doped rare earth disilicate to produce a transition layer slurry; applying at least the transition layer slurry, and optionally an outer layer slurry and/or a compliant layer slurry to the component; and sintering the component to produce the environmental barrier coating. The sintering step causes a reaction between a slurry sintering aid and constituents of at least one of the transition, outer and compliant layers to form a secondary material and reduce porosity in the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell
  • Patent number: 9005483
    Abstract: Nanoparticle paste formulations can be configured to maintain a fluid state, promote dispensation, and mitigate crack formation during nanoparticle fusion. Such nanoparticle paste formulations can contain an organic matrix and a plurality of metal nanoparticles dispersed in the organic matrix, where the plurality of metal nanoparticles constitute about 30% to about 90% of the nanoparticle paste formulation by weight. The nanoparticle paste formulations can maintain a fluid state and be dispensable through a micron-size aperture. The organic matrix can contain one or more organic solvents, such as the combination of one or more hydrocarbons, one or more alcohols, one or more amines, and one or more organic acids. Optionally, the nanoparticle paste formulations can contain about 0.01 to about 15 percent by weight micron-scale metal particles or other additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Alfred A. Zinn, Andrew Fried, Tim Stachowiak, Jerome Chang, Randall Mark Stoltenberg
  • Patent number: 9005716
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid including combining at least an organic solvent and a primary transition material to produce a transition layer slurry; applying a bond coat layer and then the transition layer slurry to the component; drying the applied transition layer slurry; infiltrating into the dried transition layer slurry a sol-gel solution containing an aqueous or organic solvent solution of, respectively, a water-soluble or solvent-soluble salt sintering aid; and sintering the infiltrated transition layer slurry to produce the environmental barrier coating having at least the bond coat layer and a transition layer; wherein during sintering a reaction between the primary transition material and the sintering aid results in the transition layer having a porosity of from 0% to about 15% by volume of the transition layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell
  • Patent number: 8999457
    Abstract: Methods for making an environmental barrier coating using a sintering aid involving: applying a bond coat layer to the ceramic component; combining at least water and a primary transition material selected from a rare earth disilicate or a doped rare earth disilicate to produce a transition layer slurry; applying at least the transition layer slurry, and optionally an outer layer slurry and/or compliant layer slurry to the component; and sintering the component to produce the environmental barrier coating. The sintering step causes a reaction between a slurry sintering aid and constituents of at least one of the transition, outer and compliant layers to form a secondary material and reduce porosity in the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell, Jessica L. Subit
  • Patent number: 8986779
    Abstract: Methods for improving surface roughness of an environmental barrier coating. The methods include providing a component having a plasma sprayed environmental barrier coating, applying an outer layer repair slurry to the environmental barrier coating of the component, drying the environmental barrier coating having the applied outer layer repair slurry, and sintering the component to produce a component having an improved surface roughness. The outer layer repair slurry includes water, a primary outer material of BSAS, and a slurry sintering aid selected from rare earth nitrate, rare earth acetate, rare earth chloride, rare earth oxide, ammonium phosphate, phosphoric acid, polyvinyl phosphonic acid, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Allen Boutwell
  • Publication number: 20150079304
    Abstract: A Schiff base compound configured to detoxify a toxic chemical agent. The toxic chemical agent includes at least one leaving group and the Schiff base compound includes an imine having at least one Lewis base and an alkyl substituent or an aryl substituent having an electron acceptor. The at least one Schiff base nitrogen is spaced way from the electron acceptor by a distance that ranges from about 200 pm to about 1000 pm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Government of the United States as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Jeffery Ray Owens, Wallace Bruce Salter, Katherine Moss Simpson
  • Patent number: 8980387
    Abstract: A method of coating a surface, preparing a doped metal-ion precursor solution for coating, and an article including a component coated by the described method are disclosed. The method of coating includes applying a fluoro-silane doped metal-ion precursor solution on the surface to form a coated surface. The metal-ion precursor solution includes greater than about 0.6 molar percent concentration of a metal-ion precursor in a solvent comprising an alcohol. The method of preparing the doped metal-ion precursor solution includes dissolving a metal-ion precursor in a solvent comprising an alcohol at a temperature greater than about 100° C. and refluxing at a temperature greater than about 150° C. such that the concentration of metal-ion precursor in the solution is greater than 0.6 molar percent of the solution, and adding a fluoro-silane to the metal-ion precursor solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Paul McEvoy, Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, James Anthony Ruud
  • Patent number: 8962098
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide an unexpected method of manufacturing a battery electrode and a coating die for use therein, both of which are capable of providing a high speed drying and of improving a peel strength between a collector and a compound. The manufacturing process S1 of manufacturing the battery electrode 1 includes the process of coating the compound 3 containing the electrode active material 4 and the binder 5 on the sheet collector 2 and the process of drying the compound 3 to bond the collector 2 and the compound 3, wherein in the coating process, a laser light is emitted to the interface between the compound 3 and the collector 2. Due to the above structure, regardless of the drying speed, the binder 5 contained in the compound 3 is crystallized at the interface with respect to the collector 2. As a result, the high speed drying is provided and the peel strength between the collector 2 and the compound 3 is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yozo Uchida
  • Patent number: 8956684
    Abstract: Apparatus, and methods of making and using apparatus, for inserting intraocular lenses (IOLs) are disclosed. The apparatus includes a hollow tube having an interior wall defining a hollow space through which an intraocular lens may be passed from the open space into an eye. A lubricity enhancing component is covalently bonded to the hollow tube at the interior wall in an amount effective to facilitate the passage of the intraocular lens through the hollow space. The lubricity enhancing component includes a substituent component effective to reduce hydrolysis of said lubricity enhancing component relative to an identical lubricity enhancing component without the substituent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Makker, Can Hu, Michael D. Lowery
  • Patent number: 8895656
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a cold seal adhesive material is disclosed. The cold seal adhesive material includes a latex emulsion comprising between 15 to 65 percent of the adhesive by weight and ammoniated water. The adhesive viscosity is between 10 and 450 centipoise at 25 degrees Celsius, the density is between 8.0 and 9.0 pounds per gallon at 25 degrees Celsius, and the basicity is between 9.5 and 12 pH. The adhesive is adapted to be applied as a film on a substrate by a modified flexographic printing press process at a rate of at least 1,750 square feet per minute of the substrate without agglomeration of the adhesive, where the film has a film weight between 0.01 and 0.04 grams per square inch of the substrate and must be compressed with a sealing pressure to produce a cohesive bond between two or more adhesive regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Excel Retail Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Shane Mikula, Scott Burless
  • Patent number: 8889217
    Abstract: A method of making a transparent conductive film includes the steps of: providing a carbon nanotube array. At least one carbon nanotube film extracted from the carbon nanotube array. The carbon nanotube films are stacked on the substrate to form a carbon nanotube film structure. The carbon nanotube film structure is irradiated by a laser beam along a predetermined path to obtain a predetermined pattern. The predetermined pattern is separated from the other portion of the carbon nanotube film, thereby forming the transparent conductive film from the predetermined pattern of the carbon nanotube film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhuo Chen, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20140322453
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing ionomer-coated, catalyst-supporting carbon nanotubes, the method comprising: a step of preparing catalyst-supporting carbon nanotubes on at least one surface of a substrate; a step of preparing a first ionomer solution; an ionomer coating step of bringing the catalyst-supporting carbon nanotubes into contact with the first ionomer solution and coating the catalyst-supporting carbon nanotubes with the ionomer; and a drying step of drying the ionomer-coated, catalyst-supporting carbon nanotubes, wherein the method comprises an ionomer removal step in which, when the ionomer that is unevenly attached in a thickness direction of a layer comprising the ionomer-coated, catalyst-supporting carbon nanotubes, the ionomer that is relatively largely found in and attached to the tip end of the carbon nanotubes rather than other parts thereof, is removed after the ionomer coating step and before the drying step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryoichi Namba
  • Publication number: 20140290858
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating sub-lithographic, nanoscale microchannels utilizing an aqueous emulsion of an amphiphilic agent and a water-soluble, hydrogel-forming polymer, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Dan B. Millward
  • Publication number: 20140242296
    Abstract: A method for producing a slurry for a heat-resistant layer for a lithium ion secondary battery, including: a step of producing a polymer aqueous dispersion by polymerizing a monomer in an aqueous medium to give a polymer aqueous dispersion containing a polymer with a polymerization conversion rate of 90 to 100%, a step of obtaining a mixed solution by mixing N-methylpyrrolidone and the polymer aqueous dispersion, a step of obtaining a binder composition by removing an unreacted monomer and the aqueous medium from the mixed solution, and a step of obtaining a slurry by dispersing non-conductive microparticles in the binder composition, wherein the step of obtaining the binder composition includes removing the aqueous medium and the unreacted monomer by using a distillation column under a reduced pressure so that the binder composition contains the unreacted monomer and a water content in predetermined amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsunori MOTODA
  • Publication number: 20140242295
    Abstract: A method for producing a slurry for a heat-resistant layer for a lithium ion secondary battery, including: a step of producing a polymer aqueous dispersion by polymerizing a monomer in an aqueous medium to give a polymer aqueous dispersion containing a polymer with a polymerization conversion rate of 90 to 100%, a step of obtaining a mixed solution by mixing N-methylpyrrolidone and the polymer aqueous dispersion, a step of obtaining a binder composition by removing an unreacted monomer and the aqueous medium from the mixed solution in a substitution tank, and a step of obtaining a slurry by dispersing non-conductive microparticles in the binder composition, wherein the step of obtaining the binder composition includes removing the aqueous medium and the unreacted monomer, while feeding the mixed solution to an external heating device and feeding a heat quantity to: the mixed solution that has been fed to the external heating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsunori MOTODA
  • Patent number: 8771412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refractory coating for producing mold coatings by application to inorganically or organically-bound molding materials in lost molds or to cores for iron and steel casting, wherein the ready-to-use refractory coating has proportion by weight of 0.001% or more and less than 1% of inorganic hollow bodies, which partially or fully consist of crystalline material and have a softening point of 1000° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hüttenes-Albertus Chemische Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Stefan Jattke, Günter Thomas Linke, Klaus Seeger
  • Patent number: 8734954
    Abstract: A transparent porous SiO2-coating for a transparent substrate material has improved optical properties. These properties can be obtained, in particular, by plasma treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Florian Eder
  • Publication number: 20140127423
    Abstract: A method for protecting joined workpieces from salt or other environmental hazards is described. The method may include joining an end fitting into a driveshaft tube which results in a gap between the two. The gap may be cleaned and dried before a moisture protecting urethane coating is applied. A urethane coating may be sprayed on as the joined end fitting and tube are rotated together. The coating penetrates into the gap and extends laterally beyond the gap and is subsequently cured with an ultraviolet light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DANA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen James-Essary Springer, Tom O'Neil
  • Patent number: 8715888
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing novel photopolymers on the basis of prepolymer-based polyurethane compositions that are suitable for producing holographic media, in particular for the visual display of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Dennis Hönel, Marc-Stephan Weiser, Friedrich-Karl Bruder, Thomas Rölle, Thomas Fäcke
  • Patent number: 8668959
    Abstract: A method of imparting high-temperature, degradation resistance to a metallic component involving applying a metal slurry comprising a Co-based metallic composition containing Co, Cr, Mo, Si, and B, a binder, and a solvent to a surface of the component, and sintering the Co-based metallic composition to form a substantially continuous Co-based alloy coating on the surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Abdelhakim Belhadjhamida, Joseph Overton, James B. C. Wu
  • Patent number: 8658244
    Abstract: A method of making colored multifilament ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin yarn, including feeding at least one substantially untwisted multifilament ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin yarn, coating the substantially untwisted multifilament yarn with a coating composition comprising colorant in a thermoplastic resin carrier, with the coating composition being adhered to the filaments of the multifilament yarn, and heating the multifilament yarn while stretching the yarn without fusing of the filaments of the multifilament yarn. The resultant yarn is a colored multifilament yarn having improved color-fastness. The thermoplastic resin has a lower melting point than the filaments of the multifilament yarn. Preferably, a plurality of the substantially untwisted multifilament ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin yarns are processed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Huy X. Nguyen, Thomas Y-T. Tam
  • Patent number: 8642137
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic honeycomb structure comprising a ceramic honeycomb body comprising large numbers of axially extending cells defined by cell walls, and an outer peripheral wall formed on an outer peripheral surface of the ceramic honeycomb body, comprising the steps of applying a coating material comprising elongated colloidal silica particles to the outer peripheral surface, and drying the coating material to form the outer peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Okazaki
  • Patent number: 8637122
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of manufacturing a transparent conductive film containing carbon nanotubes and a binder, in which the carbon nanotubes are subjected to acid treatment, dispersion in a solvent, mixing with the binder, and application on the substrate, and to a transparent conductive film manufactured thereby. The method includes subjecting carbon nanotubes having an outer diameter of less than 15 nm to acid treatment to thus purify and surface functionalize them, followed by dispersing the treated carbon nanotubes in a solvent along with the binder, or mixing a carbon nanotube solution using a polar or nonpolar solvent with a binder solution, and applying the mixture on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
    Inventors: Geon-Woong Lee, Joong Tak Han, Jong Seok Woo, Sun Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20130344703
    Abstract: In a film forming method, a coating composition containing film components is coated on a plastic substrate to form a coating film. By irradiating electromagnetic waves to the coating film, the coating film is dried and/or modified to form a film. The film can be a conductor film, a semi-conductor film or a dielectric film. When forming a conductor film, a coating composition containing metallic nanoparticles is used as the coating composition; when forming a semi-conductor film, an organic semi-conductor material is used as the coating composition; and when forming a dielectric film, an organic dielectric material is used as the coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro SHIMIZU, Hitoshi Itoh
  • Patent number: 8575228
    Abstract: An agent comprising a substituted aromatic azo compound is capable of making a liquid surface express anisotropy in a simplified manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Oki, Michitaka Matsuumi, Mitsuyoshi Ichihashi
  • Publication number: 20130276966
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method of applying a cold seal cohesive for product packaging is disclosed, the method including the steps of delivering a cold seal adhesive to a chambered doctor blade disposed adjacent a rotating transfer roller; transferring a quantity of adhesive to a transfer surface; rotating the transfer roller to contact a printing die mounted to a rotating die roller such that at least a first portion of the quantity of adhesive is transferred to the printing die; feeding a housing between the die roller and an adjacent rotating impression roller; rotating the die roller such that the printing die contacts the housing and transfers a portion of the quantity of adhesive from the printing die to the housing; and drying the adhesive on the housing, where the adhesive is a latex-based, dry-tack adhesive, with a viscosity of no more than 450 centipoise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Shane Mikula
  • Patent number: 8551579
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic honeycomb structure comprising a ceramic honeycomb body having large numbers of longitudinally extending cells defined by cell walls, and an outer peripheral wall formed on an outer peripheral surface of the ceramic honeycomb body, comprising the steps of applying a coating material comprising colloidal silica having an average particle size of 4-150 nm to longitudinally extending grooves defined by cell walls on the outer peripheral surface of the ceramic honeycomb body, and induction-drying the coating material to form the outer peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Okazaki
  • Patent number: 8512818
    Abstract: A highly tensile dielectric layer is generated on a heat sensitive substrate while not exceeding thermal budget constraints. Cascaded ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is used to produce highly tensile films to be used, for example, in strained NMOS transistor architectures. Successive UV radiation of equal or shorter wavelengths with variable intensity and duration selectively breaks bonds in the Si—N matrix and minimizes shrinkage and film relaxation. Higher tensile stress than a non-cascaded approach may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhadri Varadarajan, Gengwei Jiang, Sirish K. Reddy, James S. Sims
  • Publication number: 20130165548
    Abstract: Sizing compositions to size fibers or particles used in plastic composites are described. The compositions may include a solution with a polymerization compound selected from: (a) at least one non-isocyanate-containing polymerization initiator (PI) for initiating the polymerization of caprolactam monomers; or (b) at least one precursor for a non-isocyanate-containing PI for initiating the polymerization of caprolactam monomers. Methods of making the sizing the composition, as well as methods of making reinforced thermoplastic composites from sized fibers or particles, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Rajappa Tadepalli, Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Jawed Asrar, Klaus Friedrich Gleich
  • Publication number: 20130164436
    Abstract: A thin film manufacturing apparatus is disclosed, including a liquid ejecting unit which ejects a liquid onto an object on which a film is to be formed and which forms a coating film; a first laser irradiating unit which continuously irradiates a laser light onto the coating film and which evaporates a solvent of the coating film; and a second laser irradiating unit which irradiates a laser light pulse onto the coating film of which the solvent is evaporated and which crystallizes the coating film of which the solvent is evaporated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY
    Inventors: Masahiro Yagi, Osamu Machida, Ryo Tashiro, Jochen Stollenwerk, Melanie Meixner, Norbert Pirch, Peter Abels, Stefan Mann
  • Publication number: 20130101753
    Abstract: Method for treating a drop of liquid, including: placing a drop (D) of liquid on a support surface (S); applying a time-varying electric field to the drop (D), thus moving a contact line of the drop (D) hence suppressing contact line pinning; and evaporating at least part of the liquid from the drop (D) during the application of the alternating field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
    Inventors: Huseyin Burak Eral, Mampallil Augustine Dileep, Frieder Mugele
  • Patent number: 8361212
    Abstract: A radiation curable hot melt inkjet ink and associated printing method which includes a carrier composition that contains one or more radiation curable compounds and an agent that is able to reversibly gel the carrier composition, which agent is soluble in the carrier composition at a jetting temperature of the ink and creates the gelled carrier at a temperature below the jetting temperature, wherein the gelled carrier composition is a thixotropic composition which has a recovery time of more than 60 seconds after the gel has been mechanically disturbed to lower it's viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: OCE-Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Peter M. A. Wetjens, Gerardus C. P. Vercoulen, Hendrik J. Ogrinc, Ronald J. H. M. C. Pelzers
  • Publication number: 20130015391
    Abstract: A processing technology is for the fabrication at low temperatures of ferroelectric crystalline oxide thin films, among others PbZrxTi1-xO3 (PZT) (<400° C. for PZT) with ferroelectric properties appropriate for integration in devices. The method is also for the fabrication of ferroelectric thin films of bronze tungsten (A2B2O6), perovskite (ABO3), pyrochlore (A2B2O7) and bismuth-layer (Bi4Ti3O12) structures, in which A and B are mono, bi-, tri-, tetra- and pentavalent ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicants: CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVERSITACIONES CIENTIFICAS, UNIVERSIDADE DE AVERIRO
    Inventors: Paula Maria Lousada Silveirinha Vilarinho, Aiying Wu, Maria Lourdes Calzada, Ricardo Jimenez Rioboo, Ignos Bretos
  • Patent number: 8329299
    Abstract: A method for depositing sol-gel derived coatings on substrates to form coated substrates includes the steps of providing a first solution including at least one sol precursor and at least one solvent. A water comprising solution is added to the first solution to form a sol-gel. The sol-gel is deposited on a substrate. The sol-gel layer on the substrate is dried/cured at a temperature ?100° C. for at least 10 minutes to form a solid layer, wherein the solid layer has a thickness from 50 nm to 110 nm. The depositing and curing steps are repeated at least once until combined thickness of the solid layers forms a coating of a predetermined thickness. The resulting solid layers are low water content layers that can be evidenced by transmission measurements. The coated substrate can be an IR transmissive substrate having a recrystallization temperature <130° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
    Inventors: Sudipta Seal, Erik R. Brinley, Suresh Babu Krishna Moorthy, Abhilash Vincent, David Reid, Clara Rivero
  • Publication number: 20120251734
    Abstract: A drying device (10) includes: a drying furnace (12); a plurality of guide rollers (14) that are arranged in the drying furnace (12) and that transport a sheet-like current collector (210); and a vibration imparting device (16) that is provided for at least part (14a) of the plurality of guide rollers (14) arranged in the drying furnace (12) and that imparts vibrations to the at least part (14a) of the plurality of guide rollers (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20120241085
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for creating extremely high permittivity dielectric materials for use in capacitors and energy storage devices. High permittivity materials suspended in an organic non-conductive media matrix with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. A general method for the formation of thin films of some particular dielectric material is disclosed, wherein the use of organic polymers, shellac, silicone oil, and/or zein formulations are utilized to produce thin film low conductivity dielectric coatings. Additionally, methods whereby the formation of certain transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents are disclosed. Further, a method for the enhancement of dielectric permittivity formation in the dielectric material of the capacitor is taught.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: David Carver
  • Publication number: 20120230614
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a packaging bag from a flexible film material (2) comprising the following steps: feeding of the flexible film material (2); adding an additional material (7) to the flexible film material (2) and producing at least one stiffened partial region (6) from the additional material (7), wherein the additional material (7) is hardened and forms the stiffened partial region (6). The invention further relates to a device for producing a packaging bag, comprising: a film feeding device (10) for feeding flexible film material (2) and an additional material adding device (11) for adding an additional material (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Manfred Reichert, Bernd Wilke, Ulrich Wieduwilt, Detlev D. Ansinn
  • Patent number: 8263188
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for a photo-alignment film includes a compound expressed by the following general formula (I) and a compound expressed by the following general formula (II):
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Michitaka Matsuumi
  • Publication number: 20120202037
    Abstract: Solution derived nanocomposite (SDN) precursor solutions are disclosed that comprise one or more metal precursors that are dissolved in a liquid comprising polar protic and polar aprotic solvents. The precursor solutions are characterized by the formation of a gel after a shear force is applied to the precursor solution or to a thin layer of precursor solution. Also disclosed are methods using such precursor solutions to make thin films, thin films made using the precursor solutions, thin films having a minimum surface area and devices containing thin films as disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: ADVENIRA, INC.
    Inventor: Elmira Ryabova
  • Publication number: 20120183449
    Abstract: A mounting mat for an exhaust gas treatment device includes first and second major opposite facing surfaces, leading and trailing edges, and opposite lateral edges. At least a portion of one or both of the opposite lateral edges includes an edge protectant that protects the mounting mat against erosion from hot gases encountered during the normal operation of the exhaust gas treatment device. The edge protectant remains flexible after it has been applied to the mounting mat and substantially dried. Also disclosed is an exhaust gas treatment device that includes a housing and a fragile structure mounted within the housing by the mounting mat having the edge protectant deposited thereon. Additionally disclosed are methods of making the mounting mat and an exhaust gas treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventor: Mark Beauharnois
  • Patent number: 8211510
    Abstract: A highly tensile dielectric layer is generated on a heat sensitive substrate while not exceeding thermal budget constraints. Cascaded ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is used to produce highly tensile films to be used, for example, in strained NMOS transistor architectures. Successive UV radiation of equal or shorter wavelengths with variable intensity and duration selectively breaks bonds in the Si—N matrix and minimizes shrinkage and film relaxation. Higher tensile stress than a non-cascaded approach may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhadri Varadarajan, Gengwei Jiang, Sirish K. Reddy, James S. Sims
  • Publication number: 20120148757
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light guide plate includes the step of printing a dot pattern with ink droplets on a surface of a transparent resin sheet while the transparent resin sheet is conveyed continuously or intermittently, and forming reflective dots from the dot patteren. The ink droplets are supplied from a plurality of nozzles fixedly arranged across a width direction of a region of the surface of the transparent resin sheet where the reflective dots are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicants: SEIREN CO., LTD., SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kentarou HYAKUTA, Hideyuki YAMADA, Hidekazu SHIOMI
  • Publication number: 20120126092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refractory coating for producing mold coatings by application to inorganically or organically-bound molding materials in lost molds or to cores for iron and steel casting, wherein the ready-to-use refractory coating has proportion by weight of 0.001% or more and less than 1% of inorganic hollow bodies, which partially or fully consist of crystalline material and have a softening point of 1000° C. or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: HUTTENES-ALBERTUS CHEMISCHE WERKE GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas JATTKE
  • Patent number: 8178165
    Abstract: A long range, periodically ordered array of discrete nano-features (10), such as nano-islands, nano-particles, nano-wires, non-tubes, nano-pores, nano-composition-variations, and nano-device-components, are fabricated by propagation of a self-assembling array or nucleation and growth of periodically aligned nano-features. The propagation may be induced by a laterally or circularly moving heat source, a stationary heat source arranged at an edge of the material to be patterned (12), or a series of sequentially activated heaters or electrodes. Advantageously, the long-range periodic array of nano-features (10) may be utilized as a nano-mask or nano-implant master pattern for nano-fabrication of other nano-structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Sungho Jin
  • Publication number: 20120094031
    Abstract: In order to produce a method of providing a workpiece with a coating comprising the following process steps: —coating the workpiece: and —drying the workpiece by means of a drying device which is of increased capacity and is also particularly suitable for very long workpieces, there is proposed a method wherein the workpiece is moved relative to the drying device after the process of coating the workpiece has begun and before the process of drying the workpiece has terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: DURR SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmitt, Gerald Dalibor, Jerzy Mrozek, Jorg Fojtzik
  • Publication number: 20120087013
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods for lenticular printing devices, wherein both a lenticular lens sheet and an interlaced composite image can be formed using an imaging device to provide a precise registration translated from a color-to-color registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chu-Heng Liu, Beilei Xu
  • Publication number: 20120028048
    Abstract: A method for producing multi-layered elastomeric film or article, the method comprising: (i) dipping a mould into a composition for producing an elastomeric film having a total solids content of between 5%-40% to produce a layer of elastomeric film composition on the mould, (ii) partially drying the layer of elastomeric film composition on the mould to reduce the total water content of the elastomeric film composition to a level of not less than 22%, (iii) dipping the mould coated with the partially dried layer of elastomeric film composition into a composition for producing an elastomeric film having a total solids content of between 5%-40% to produce a further layer of elastomeric film composition on the mould, (iv) optionally repeating the partial drying step (ii) and the further dipping step (iii), and (v) drying and curing the layers of elastomeric film composition on the mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: DIPTECH PTE LIMITED
    Inventor: Khon Pu Foo
  • Publication number: 20110293895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moisture barrier for the protection of internal environment of sensitive devices comprising a homogeneous dispersion of superficially functionalized containing surface modifying organic group belonging to the same chemical class of at least one functional group of the polymeric compound, to a process for the production of said barrier and to sensitive device comprising such barriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: SAES GETTERS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Bonucci, Roberto Macchi, Roberto Giannantonio