Nonuniform Or Patterned Coating Patents (Class 427/552)
  • Patent number: 10644364
    Abstract: Self-heating cells and batteries are provided that include a nanoparticle composite heating element. Self-heating cells and batteries of the present disclosure may also include an inert material to isolate associated nanoparticle composite material from any corrosive materials. Self-heating cells and batteries of the present disclosure may also include a thermally insulating material. Self-heating cells and batteries of the present disclosure may also include a thermally conducting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: David Fortenbacher
  • Patent number: 10519326
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of preparing antifouling and chlorine-resistant coatings on reverse osmosis membranes with initiated chemical vapor deposition. The coatings enhance the stability and lifetime of membranes without sacrificing performance characteristics, such as permeability or salt retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Karen K. Gleason, Rong Yang
  • Patent number: 9599853
    Abstract: In order to provide a display device capable of improving the display quality at the time of 2D display and 3D display, the present invention provides a display device that includes: a display panel that displays an image; and a liquid crystal lens panel that is arranged on the display surface side of the display panel, controls a refractive index in a cylindrical lens manner to form parallax barriers, and switches 2D display and 3D display, and the liquid crystal lens panel includes: a first transparent substrate that is arranged on the display panel side; a second transparent substrate that is arranged to face the first substrate through a liquid crystal layer; and a first polarizing plate that is formed on the display surface side of the second transparent substrate to control a polarization direction of light transmitting through the liquid crystal lens panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugita, Shinichiro Oka, Shinichi Komura, Toshio Miyazawa, Terunori Saitou
  • Patent number: 9546187
    Abstract: Provided are a nano structure, a fabrication method thereof, and an application device using the same. The nano structure includes: a substrate; a plurality of linkers formed over the substrate; and one or more metallic nanoparticles grown from a plurality of metal ions bonded to the linkers. In the nano structure, metallic nanoparticles may have an average particle diameter of about 0.5 to 3.0 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 9455065
    Abstract: Provided are a nano structure, a fabrication method thereof, and an application device using the same. The nano structure includes a substrate; a dielectric particle supporter having a surface, wherein the dielectric particle supporter is formed over the substrate, and a linker bonded to the surface of the dielectric particle supporter; and a metallic nanoparticle bonded to the linker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun-Hyung Kim
  • Publication number: 20150147525
    Abstract: Methods for enabling or enhancing growth of carbon nanotubes on unconventional substrates. The method includes selecting an inactive substrate, which has surface properties that are not favorable to carbon nanotube growth. A surface of the inactive substrate is treated so as to increase a porosity of the same. CNTs are then grown on the surface having the increased porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Government of the United States as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Benji Maruyama, Gordon A. Sargent, Ahmad E. Islam
  • Publication number: 20150099071
    Abstract: Material is deposited in a desired pattern by spontaneous deposition of precursor gas at regions of a surface that are prepared using a beam to provide conditions to support the initiation of the spontaneous reaction. Once the reaction is initiated, it continues in the absence of the beam at the regions of the surface at which the reaction was initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: FEI Company
    Inventors: Aurélien Philippe Jean Maclou Botman, Steven Randolph, Milos Toth
  • Patent number: 8993071
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a manufacturing method that can form a track guide separation area of a magnetic disk substrate constituting a patterned medium represented by a discrete track medium or bit patterned medium suitable for high recording density, uniformly on the whole surface of the magnetic disk substrate, and accurately according to the mask. According to one embodiment, a soft magnetic film, an under coating film, and a magnetic film are formed on a substrate. A mask having an arbitrary pattern shape provided for forming the track guide separation area in the magnetic film is formed on the magnetic film, and the track guide separation area is formed by irradiating ions and electrons onto the surface of the magnetic film and applying an intermittent voltage to the substrate, thereby non-magnetizing the area irradiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inaba, Hiroshi Kanai, Nobuto Yasui, Toshinori Ono
  • Patent number: 8986778
    Abstract: A method for non-destructive evaluation of an article of manufacture (30) by coating the article with a temperature-sensitive coating (34), stimulating the article with energy (18) to induce temperature changes in the article responsive to features of the article, then evaluating (24) a resulting topography of energy-induced changes (50, 52, 53) in the coating (34). The energy imparted to the article may be, for example, electromagnetic, magnetic, or sonic energy that produces localized changes in temperature in the article (30) in response to features (32) of the article such as flaws or other discontinuities. The coating (34) may be a suspension of liquid crystals in a liquid, and the energy may be an application of sonic energy. The coating may be a material that hardens (42, 54) or softens (44, 56) upon a slight increase in temperature. Layers (34, 35) of different energy-sensitive coatings (38, 40) may be applied to indicate different aspects of features of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Zombo
  • Patent number: 8986787
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a coating, in regions, on a substrate, said coating being based on a formulation, in the form of an active color-change motif, which contains bacteriorhodopsin color-changing pigment, and to coatings produced using a method of this type and to articles having coatings of this type. Here, the method comprises the following steps: a) printing of the substrate with the formulation, in the form of a motif, containing bacteriorhodopsin color-changing pigment; b) partial drying of the printed substrate; c) optionally repetition of steps a) and/or b); calendering of the printed and partially dried substrate; e) complete drying of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: U-NICA Technology AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Ritter, Markus Lange, Samuel Schindler
  • Publication number: 20150017399
    Abstract: A method of photopatterning rewritable reactive groups onto surfaces using typically a plasmachemical deposition of functionalized materials, followed by molecular printing of inks. Subsequent treatment of the reactive groups allows for surface rewriting and also the method allows for the creation of either positive or negative image multifunctional rewritable patterned surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jas Pal Singh BADYAL, Vincent ROUCOULES, Wayne Christopher Edward SCHOFIELD
  • Publication number: 20140342441
    Abstract: The present invention provides, among others, apparatus for detecting a disease, comprising a system delivery biological subject and a probing and detecting device, wherein the probing and detecting device includes a first micro-device and a first substrate supporting the first micro-device, the first micro-device contacts a biologic material to be detected and is capable of measuring at the microscopic level an electric, magnetic, electromagnetic, thermal, optical, acoustical, biological, chemical, physical, or mechanical property of the biologic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chris C. Yu, Xuedong Du, He Yu
  • Publication number: 20140287157
    Abstract: In the proposed method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium, the first layer of the original material, is placed onto the substrate. A second layer of the second material is placed on the first layer. The thickness of the second layer is 3.8 nm or more. A lithographic mask with cavities according to the specified topology is placed on the second layer. The changes in the magnetic characteristics of the original material on the irradiated areas occur and provide for a plurality of magnetic elements. The magnetic characteristics of the original material in the areas protected by the lithographic mask are stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Boris A. Gurovich, Evgenia A. Kuleshova, Kirill E. Prikhodko
  • Patent number: 8821985
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for combinatorial processing are disclosed. Methods include introducing a substrate into a processing chamber. Methods further include forming a first film on a surface of a first site-isolated region on the substrate and forming a second film on a surface of a second site-isolated region on the substrate. The methods further include exposing the first film to a plasma having a first source gas to form a first treated film on the substrate and exposing the second film to a plasma having a second source gas to form a second treated film on the substrate without etching the first treated film in the processing chamber. In addition, methods include evaluating results of the treated films post processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: ShouQian Shao, Chi-I Lang, Sandip Niyogi, Jinhong Tong
  • Patent number: 8784945
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for making materials treatable by electron beam (EB) processing, such as materials for flexible packaging, comprising: providing a substrate; applying an ink formulation on at least a portion of the substrate, the ink formulation comprising ink and at least one monomer selected from acrylates, vinyl ethers, cycloaliphatic diepoxides, and polyols; and applying a lacquer on at least a portion of the ink formulation, the lacquer comprising at least one monomer selected from acrylates, vinyl ethers, cycloaliphatic diepoxides, and polyols. The processing apparatus for EB treating the material operates at a low voltage, such as 110 kVolts or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Energy Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Imtiaz Rangwalla
  • Publication number: 20140190931
    Abstract: A method for selectively removing portions of a protective coating from a substrate, such as an electronic device, includes removing portions of the protective coating from the substrate. The removal process may include cutting the protective coating at specific locations, then removing desired portions of the protective coating from the substrate, or it may include ablating the portions of the protective coating that are to be removed. Coating and removal systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: HzO, Inc.
    Inventors: David James Astle, Tyler Christensen Child, Vimal Kumar Kasagani, Cameron LaMar Loose, Blake LeRoy Stevens, Max Ernest Sorenson
  • Publication number: 20140097002
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical component includes providing an electrically insulating substrate having an outer surface, applying a coated structure on the outer surface and irradiating the coated structure with an electron beam to form an electrical conductor on the substrate. The irradiating may include heating the coating layer to melt the coating layer to form the electrical conductor. The coating layer may have a low binder concentration and a high metal concentration. The irradiating may include vaporizing substantially all the binder leaving a substantially pure metallic layer to form the electrical conductor. The coating layer may be irradiated until non-metallic material of the coating layer is completely removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH, Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Soenke Sachs, Helge Schmidt, Michael Leidner, Eva Henschel, Dominique Freckmann, Marjorie Myers
  • Publication number: 20140099450
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coated structure on a substrate includes positioning a substrate in a vapor deposition chamber having a crucible with source material. The method includes evaporating the source material with electron beams from an irradiation source, the evaporated source material being deposited on the substrate as a coating layer. The method includes ablating the coating layer with the electron beams to selectively remove portions of the coating layer leaving a circuit structure on the substrate. The evaporating and ablating are accomplished in situ within the vapor deposition chamber using the same irradiation source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH, Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Soenke Sachs, Helge Schmidt, Michael Leidner, Eva Henschel, Dominique Freckmann, Marjorie Myers
  • Patent number: 8691329
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for laser cladding a substrate, comprising providing the substrate; depositing a first determined variable bead width of a material along a toolpath upon the substrate; depositing a second adjacent determined variable bead width of a material along the toolpath which overlaps the first determined variable bead width of deposited material; continuing to deposit a plurality of overlapping predetermined adjacent variable bead widths of a material until a first material layer is complete; forming a second material layer by depositing a plurality of overlapping predetermined variable bead widths of a material on top of the first material layer; and continuing to deposit material layers on top of deposited material layers until the cladding is complete; wherein the variable bead width of the deposited material is controlled by a computer having a plurality of input parameters to maintain an approximately constant percent of bead width overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Huan Qi, Prabhjot Singh, Magdi Naim Azer
  • Publication number: 20140087089
    Abstract: A method in one embodiment includes exposing a side of a dielectric layer to a beam of charged particles for converting an amorphous component of at least a portion of a dielectric layer to a crystalline state, wherein the side of the dielectric layer of extends between adjacent layers. Another method includes forming a dielectric overcoat on a media facing side of a plurality of thin films, the thin films having at least one transducer formed therein; and exposing at least a portion of the overcoat to a beam of charged particles for converting an amorphous component of the dielectric overcoat of the thin films to a crystalline state. Another method includes forming a thin film dielectric layer above a substrate; and exposing the dielectric layer to a beam of charged particles for converting an amorphous component of at least a portion of the dielectric layer to a crystalline state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Calvin S. Lo, Charles T. Rettner, Philip M. Rice, Teya Topuria, Kumar R. Virwani
  • Publication number: 20140072778
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube composite film includes a treated patterned carbon nanotube film and a polymer film having the treated patterned carbon nanotube film located therein. The treated patterned carbon nanotube film includes carbon nanotube linear units spaced from each other and carbon nanotube groups spaced from each other and combined with the carbon nanotube linear units. A method for making the carbon nanotube composite film is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: BEIJING FUNATE INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHEN FENG, YU-QUAN WANG, LI QIAN
  • Publication number: 20140072723
    Abstract: A method for making carbon nanotube composite film is provided. An original carbon nanotube film includes carbon nanotubes joined end to end by van der Waals attractive force. The carbon nanotubes substantially extend along a first direction. A patterned carbon nanotube film is formed by patterning the original carbon nanotube film to define at least one row of through holes arranged in the original carbon nanotube film along the first direction. Each row of through holes includes at least two spaced though holes. The patterned carbon nanotube film is treated with a polymer solution. The patterned carbon nanotube film is shrunk into the carbon nanotube composite film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: BEIJING FUNATE INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHEN FENG, LI QIAN, YU-QUAN WANG
  • Publication number: 20140043679
    Abstract: This invention describes a method of stereoscopic printing and its application in decorative plate and light box. The stereoscopic printing method includes a substrate with concave and convex surface micro structures followed by printing with electron beam or UV light curable ink to retain the surface morphology after printing. The printing resolution is between 5 and 20 times the density of concave and convex surface structure to create the decorative plate with visual depth perception. If the micro structured substrate is transparent, a high contrast image on a decorative plate or a light box can be obtained by integration of a reflective film or a back light unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Yu-Chen Hwang
  • Publication number: 20140035423
    Abstract: An improvement in apparatus and methods of making electrical machines, utilizing a combination of additive manufacturing techniques to create, in particular, small, high efficiency stators, but also useful for making complex rotor structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: William A. Veronesi, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Sameh Dardona, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140036200
    Abstract: The present application relates to a reflective polarizer, a method of manufacturing a reflective polarizer, an optical element, and a display device. The reflective polarizer may have excellent thermal and physical durability even when exposed to a light source and external friction. In addition, the method for manufacturing a reflective polarizer according to the present application may provide a large-sized reflective polarizer without using expensive equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Mi Jung, Jae Jin Kim, Jong Byung Lee, Bu Gon Shin
  • Publication number: 20140017393
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing at least one functional region (1) on an electrical contact element (30) such as, for example, a switching contact or a plug type contact. The at least one functional region (1), for example, a contact location or a connection region for crimping or soldering connections is limited to a partial area of the contact element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventors: Helge Schmidt, Michael Leidner, Soenke Sachs
  • Publication number: 20130316329
    Abstract: Among others, the present invention provides piezo-electric micro-devices for detecting at the microscopic level an electric, magnetic, electromagnetic, thermal, optical, acoustical, biological, chemical, physical, bio-chemical, bio-physical, physical-chemical, bio-physical-chemical, bio-mechanical, bio-electro-mechanical, electro-mechanical, or mechanical property of the biologic subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Chris Chang Yu, Xuedong Du
  • Publication number: 20130316091
    Abstract: A process for forming a printed product that includes applying an energy-hardenable varnish to a sheet-like substrate at a first station; conveying the substrate to a hardening device where the outermost surface of the varnish is applied against a smooth polishing surface that smoothens it during its passage through the hardening device; hardening the layer of varnish typically by UV or EB curing; and applying metalized ink by a printing process to the smoothened surface of the layer of varnish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Amcor Group GMbH
    Inventors: ALAIN WITTMANN, Ron Perry, Hans Weber
  • Publication number: 20130280439
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the layered manufacturing of a structural component from powder, comprising the following steps: establishing at least one parameter (t) of a depression (1) in a produced layer (2) of the structural component; smoothing out the depression (1) if the at least one parameter (t) exceeds a predetermined value; and filling the smoothed-out depression (1) with powder (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hess, Erwin Bayer
  • Patent number: 8563092
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for methods and systems of forming a palladium sulfide film on a substrate including flexible substrate. A palladium sulfide precursor may be applied to the substrate. The palladium sulfide precursor may comprise a palladium organothiolate. The palladium sulfide precursor may be heated under reaction conditions sufficient to decompose the palladium sulfide precursor to form the palladium sulfide film or patterns, the latter using various lithography techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Jawaharial Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
    Inventors: Giridhar U Kulkarni, Boya Radha
  • Patent number: 8551566
    Abstract: Methods of directing assembly of materials using a surface-modified substrate are disclosed. A modified surface is created on a substrate by applying a first surface agent to the substrate. Energy is applied to the modified surface to form an imaged surface having an imaged portion and a non-imaged portion. The imaged portion is characterized by a surface energy that is different from the surface energy of the non-imaged portion. For example, the applied energy can remove at least a portion of an attached surface agent from the imaged portion to modify the surface energy. In some preferred embodiments the energy also modifies the surface agent without causing oxidation. To avoid oxidation, for example, the surface modification and/or energy appliement can take place in a low oxygen environment (e.g., having an oxygen content lower than that present in about 0.01 Torr of air).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Theodore H. Fedynyshyn, Richard Kingsborough
  • Publication number: 20130228466
    Abstract: Multilayer porous membranes and methods for fabricating the membranes may have applications in filtration, separation, and nanomanufacturing. The layers of the membrane may be selected based on different physiochemical properties, such as ionization rate and/or etch rate. The pores may be formed by high energy particle bombardment and chemical etching. In some embodiments, the multilayer porous membrane may be utilized to form complex nanostructures by selecting different materials for the layers based on physiochemical properties, layer thickness, stacking sequence, and/or varying the pore generation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: University of Houston
    Inventor: Li Sun
  • Publication number: 20130230667
    Abstract: The present invention provides a circuit creation technology that improves conductive line manufacture by adding active and elemental palladium onto the surface of a substrate. The palladium is disposed in minute amounts on the surface and does not form a conductive layer by itself, but facilitates subsequent deposition of a metal onto the surface, according to the pattern of the palladium, to form the conductive lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: SRI International
    Inventors: Sunity Sharma, Jaspreet Singh Dhau
  • Publication number: 20130185930
    Abstract: A process of forming and the resulting nano-pitted metal substrate that serves both as patterns to grow nanostructured materials and as current collectors for the resulting nanostructured material is disclosed herein. The nano-pitted substrate can be fabricated from any suitable conductive material that allows nanostructured electrodes to be grown directly on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA
    Inventor: The University Of Tulsa
  • Publication number: 20130189495
    Abstract: A simple and practical method that can reduce the feature size of a patterned structure bearing surface hydroxyl groups is described. The patterned structure can be obtained by any patterning technologies, such as photo-lithography, e-beam lithography, nano-imprinting lithography. The method includes: (1) initially converting the hydroxyl or silanol-rich surface into an amine-rich surface with the treatment of an amine agent, preferably a cyclic compound; (2) coating an epoxy material on the top of the patterned structure; (3) forming an extra layer when applied heat via a surface-initiated polymerization; (4) applying an amine coupling agent to regenerate the amine-rich surface; (5) coating an epoxy material on the top of the patterned structure to form the next layer; (6) repeating step 4 and 5 to form multiple layers; This method allows the fabrication of feature sizes of various patterns and contact holes that are difficult to reach by conventional lithographic methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Peng-Fei Fu, Lingjie Jay Guo, Eric Scott Moyer, Carlos Pina-Hernandez
  • 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: 20130160405
    Abstract: A method for treating containers in which, at a treatment station, the containers are provided on container outer surfaces thereof with a print that including a colorant. The colorant can be dye or ink. The method includes, at a treatment station, processing the colorant by irradiating the containers with non-thermal energy radiation. Processing the colorant includes drying or curing it. The method also includes decontaminating a region of the containers with the same radiation, either by disinfecting or sterilizing it. The region includes either or both a container opening and a container inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Katrin Preckel, Martin Schach, Gernot Keil, Markus Reiniger
  • Publication number: 20130149463
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of manufacturing a patterned graphene film. The method comprises the following steps: Step 1: a photoresist layer/electron-beam resist layer is coated on a substrate and patterned, the photoresist layer/electron-beam resist layer in a region for forming the patterned graphene film is removed; Step 2: a solution of oxidized graphene is coated on the substrate formed with the photoresist layer/electro-beam resist layer patterned in Step 1, so that a film of oxidized graphene is formed; Step 3: the substrate obtained in Step 2 is placed in a hydrazine steam, so that the film of oxidized graphene formed in Step 2 is reduced and a graphene film is obtained; and Step 4: the photoresist layer/electron-beam resist layer and the graphene film on the photoresist layer/electrone-beam resist layer are removed, so that the patterned graphene film is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Zhang, Tianming Dai, Qi Yao
  • Publication number: 20130095254
    Abstract: An image-recording composition contains absorbent particles; a curable material curable in response to ultraviolet radiation, an electron beam, or heat; and a viscocontroller that increases the viscosity of the image-recording composition with increasing temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kentaro AGEISHI
  • Publication number: 20130059232
    Abstract: Provided are an electrode including a nanostructure and a method of preparing the same, and more particularly, an electrode including a substrate, and a plurality of metal nanocups or nanorings spaced apart from one another and disposed on the substrate, and openings thereof are aligned above the substrate, and a method of preparing the electrode. An electrode of the present invention includes catalytic metal having a structure of the plurality of nanocups or nanorings and thus, an area, in which a reactant participating in an oxidation or reduction reaction is able to be in contact with catalytic metal, may become wider in comparison to that of a typical electrode having catalytic metal in the shape of a flat thin film. Accordingly, an efficiency of the oxidation or reduction reaction may be improved due to catalytic metal and eventually, a power generation efficiency of a cell may be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Gun Young JUNG, Hui Su JEONG
  • Patent number: 8389069
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for marking an item based on the formation of color centers on a lithium fluoride film. The method provides for the deposition of thin LiF films on the item or on mark supports to be applied to the item and the formation of the color centers by irradiation, thus forming an identification mark. Optionally, the method may provide for the detection of the identification mark and the control of its authenticity. The method may be employed both to guarantee the authenticity of the item and to classify it. The application of the method is particularly advantageous in the field of high value goods and specifically in the field of cultural objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste Societa' Consortile Per Azioni
    Inventors: Luca Gregoratti, Matteo Maria Dalmiglio
  • Publication number: 20130052374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a coating, in regions, on a substrate, said coating being based on a formulation, in the form of an active colour-change motif, which contains bacteriorhodopsin colour-changing pigment, and to coatings produced using a method of this type and to articles having coatings of this type. Here, the method comprises the following steps: a) printing of the substrate with the formulation, in the form of a motif, containing bacteriorhodopsin colour-changing pigment; b) partial drying of the printed substrate; c) optionally repetition of steps a) and/or b); calendering of the printed and partially dried substrate; e) complete drying of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: U-NICA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Ritter, Markus Lange, Samuel Schindler
  • Patent number: 8372490
    Abstract: A film-formation method is a method for depositing a liquid containing a film material to form a film in a prescribed film formation area enclosed by a partition wall on a substrate. The film-formation method includes forming the partition wall using at least in part a wettability-variable material in which wettability with respect to the liquid is variable, depositing the liquid in the film formation area, varying the wettability of the wettability-variable material in the partition wall in a state in which the liquid is disposed within the film formation area so that liquid affinity of the wettability-variable material becomes higher than liquid affinity of the wettability-variable material before the liquid is deposited in the film formation area, and forming the film by solidifying the film material in the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toyotaro Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8361561
    Abstract: Provided may be a method of manufacturing a silicon (Si) film by using a Si solution process. According to the method of manufacturing the Si film, the Si film may be manufactured by preparing a Si forming solution. The ultraviolet rays (UV) may be irradiated on the prepared Si forming solution. The Si forming solution may be coated on a substrate and a solvent in the Si forming solution may be coated on the substrate. An electron beam may be irradiated on the Si forming solution from which the solvent is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-hyun Lee, Dong-joon Ma
  • Publication number: 20130017374
    Abstract: A composite epoxy resin consisting in a SU-8 epoxy resin, a solvent, with or without photoinitiator and carbon nanotubes in powder. When the resin is combined with the carbon nanotubes, the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of the nanocomposite are enhanced. That offers a wide range of composites which can be used with different micro-fabrication techniques, such as: lamination, spin-coating, spraying and screening for assembly, interconnect and packaging applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
    Inventors: Marijana Mionic, Arnaud Magrez, László Forró, Sébastien Maurice Jiguet, Moshe Patrick Judelewicz, Thierry Stora
  • Publication number: 20130000764
    Abstract: A user-friendly multi-layer micro/nanofluidic flow device and micro/nano fabrication process are provided for numerous uses. The multi-layer micro/nanofluidic flow device can comprise: a substrate, such as indium tin oxide coated glass (ITO glass); a conductive layer of ferroelectric material, preferably comprising a PZT layer of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) positioned on the substrate; electrodes connected to the conductive layer; a nanofluidics layer positioned on the conductive layer and defining nanochannels; a microfluidics layer positioned upon the nanofluidics layer and defining microchannels; and biomolecular nanovalves providing bio-nanovalves which are moveable from a closed position to an open position to control fluid flow at a nanoscale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Hao Li, Leonidas E. Ocola, Orlando H. Auciello, Millicent A. Firestone
  • Patent number: 8316526
    Abstract: The present invention provides electroactive polymers, transducers and devices that maintain pre-strain in one or more portions of an electroactive polymer. Electroactive polymers described herein may include a pre-strained portion and a stiffened portion configured to maintain pre-strain in the pre-strained portion. One fabrication technique applies pre-strain to a partially cured electroactive polymer. The partially cured polymer is then further cured to stiffen and maintain the pre-strain. In another fabrication technique, a support layer is coupled to the polymer that maintains pre-strain in a portion of an electroactive polymer. Another embodiment of the invention cures a polymer precursor to maintain pre-strain in an electroactive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Qibing Pei, Ronald E. Pelrine, Marcus Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 8273257
    Abstract: In a method for processing a nanotube, a vapor is condensed to a solid condensate layer on a surface of the nanotube and then at least one selected region of the condensate layer is locally removed by directing a beam of energy at the selected region. The nanotube can be processed with at least a portion of the solid condensate layer maintained on the nanotube surface and thereafter the solid condensate layer removed. Nanotube processing can include, e.g., depositing a material layer on an exposed nanotube surface region where the condensate layer was removed. After forming a solid condensate layer, an electron beam can be directed at a selected region along a nanotube length corresponding to a location for cutting the nanotube, to locally remove the condensate layer at the region, and an ion beam can be directed at the selected region to cut the nanotube at the selected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Jene A Golovchenko, Gavin M King, Gregor M Schurmann, Daniel Branton
  • Patent number: 8273413
    Abstract: A method of forming a metal oxide nanostructure comprises disposing a chelated oligomeric metal oxide precursor on a solvent-soluble template to form a first structure comprising a deformable chelated oligomeric metal oxide precursor layer; setting the deformable chelated oligomeric metal oxide precursor layer to form a second structure comprising a set metal oxide precursor layer; dissolving the solvent-soluble template with a solvent to form a third structure comprising the set metal oxide precursor layer; and thermally treating the third structure to form the metal oxide nanostructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ho-Cheol Kim, Robert D. Miller, Oun Ho Park
  • Publication number: 20120214360
    Abstract: A wire-equipped crimp terminal includes a wire, a crimp terminal and a coating agent. The wire has a conductor exposed from an insulative sheath. The crimp terminal has a crimping piece which is press-deformed to embrace the conductor. The coating agent is coated to a first part of the crimp terminal. A recess is formed at a non-coating part of the crimp terminal where the coating agent is not coated. The coating agent is cured by irradiating light or an electron beam to the first part in a state where a part of the coating agent flowing out from the first part is received in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideto Kumakura, Yuichi Ito, Nobuyuki Asakura