Sonic Or Ultrasonic (e.g., Cleaning Or Removing Material From Substrate, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/560)
  • Patent number: 10115849
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a substrate, a back electrode layer on the substrate, a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer, a buffer layer on the light absorbing layer, and a front electrode layer on the buffer layer. The buffer layer includes at least one of zinc sulfide (ZnS), zinc oxide (ZnO) and zinc hydroxide (Zn(OH)2). A method of fabricating the solar cell includes forming a back electrode layer on a substrate, forming a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer, forming a first buffer layer on the light absorbing layer, and forming a second buffer layer on the first buffer layer. The first buffer layer or the second buffer layer includes at least one of zinc sulfide (ZnS), zinc oxide (ZnO), and zinc hydroxide (Zn(OH)2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hee Kyung Yoon
  • Patent number: 9301404
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate is provided that includes a ceramic substrate main body having a principal surface, and a connecting terminal portion disposed on the principal surface of the ceramic substrate main body that is capable of being connected to another component via solder. The connecting terminal portion includes a copper layer and a coating metal layer covering a surface of the copper layer. The ceramic substrate includes a contact layer disposed between the ceramic substrate main body and the copper layer. The contact layer includes one of a nickel-chromium alloy, chromium, molybdenum, and palladium, and is set back from a side surface of the copper layer in a substrate plane direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO. LTD
    Inventors: Yuma Otsuka, Kazunori Fukunaga, Atsushi Uchida, Kouhei Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9149953
    Abstract: A scribing wheel for scribing a brittle material-made substrate. Disc-shaped scribing-wheel base material in use is so designed that mid-portion of disc periphery has the largest diameter. Diamond film is formed on the periphery by a CVD method. The periphery is ground in the middle so that a plane including a circle defined by ridge line becomes perpendicular to the central axis of the scribing wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBOSHI DIAMOND INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoko Tomei
  • Publication number: 20150140340
    Abstract: This invention discloses a new process of preparing highly reflective coatings with thermal resistance on substrates of metals. The thermal resistant coating layers include a minor-like coating with high reflectivity and a transparent protective coating, which are coated on metallic substrates with surfaces pre-treated by anodizing or thermal resistant primers (base coating layers).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jianying MIAO, Wei LI, Shing Hang NG
  • Publication number: 20150141293
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for increasing the order of an array of polymeric micelles or of nanoparticles on a substrate surface comprising a) providing an ordered array of micelles or nanoparticles coated with a polymer shell on a substrate surface and b) annealing the array of micelles or nanoparticles by ultrasonication in a liquid medium which is selected from the group comprising H2O, a polar organic solvent and a mixture of H2O and a polar organic solvent. In a related aspect, the invention provides the highly ordered arrays of micelles or nanoparticles obtainable by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Williges, Christoph Morhard, Joachim P. Spatz, Robert B. Brunner
  • Publication number: 20150125624
    Abstract: A three-dimensional article having spray-applied ink and a spray application process for three-dimensional articles are disclosed. The article includes a substrate and conductive ink spray-applied to a non-planar region of the substrate. The conductive ink on the non-planar region is at least a portion of a power trace, an antenna, a resistive heater, a conductive lead, a sensor, a functional electrical device, or a combination thereof. The process includes spray-applying conductive ink, ablating the conductive ink, photo-sintering the conductive ink, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Forest I. Bohrer, Jeanine M.W. Olson
  • Publication number: 20150111100
    Abstract: A method for making an electrode active material of a lithium ion battery is provided. A sulfur grafted poly(pyridinopyridine) is synthesized. The sulfur grafted poly(pyridinopyridine) includes a poly(pyridinopyridine) matrix and a plurality of poly-sulfur groups dispersed in the poly(pyridinopyridine) matrix. The electrically conductive polymer is coated on a surface of the sulfur grafted poly(pyridinopyridine). An electrode active material of a lithium ion battery is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: XIANG-MING HE, LI WANG, JIAN-JUN LI, JIAN GAO
  • Publication number: 20150072164
    Abstract: A photochemical process for decorating hydrophobic surfaces with nanoparticles includes the steps of providing a metal precursor having hydrophobic parts adapted to interact with assistance of a photosensitizer; and forming a reactive adduct photosensitizer/precursor-metal/surface, preparing the surface to grow metal nanoparticles in situ having sizes and shapes governed by the morphology of the surface. The formed nanoparticles are sufficiently isolated, not aggregated and not interconnected, and do not create a film but maintain the chemical properties of substrate and metal. Surfaces so selectively decorated have hydrophobic properties even with hydrophilic substrates. Substrates with multiple chemical functionalities are thereby obtained, which can selectively bind different molecules or biomolecules onto the substrate and the surface of the metal nanoparticles surface. A process according to the invention also allows decorating surfaces with two or more metallic species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Salvatore Petralia, Giorgio Ventimiglia
  • Publication number: 20150044565
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a graphene-enhanced anode active material for use in a lithium battery. The process comprises (a) providing a continuous film of a graphene material into a deposition zone; (b) introducing vapor or atoms of a precursor anode active material into the deposition zone, allowing the vapor or atoms to deposit onto a surface of the graphene material film to form a sheet of an anode active material-coated graphene material; and (c) mechanically breaking this sheet into multiple pieces of anode active material-coated graphene; wherein the graphene material is in an amount of from 0.1% to 99.5% by weight and the anode active material is in an amount of at least 0.5% by weight, all based on the total weight of the graphene material and the anode active material combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yanbo Wang, Bor Z. Jang, Hui He, Aruna Zhamu
  • Publication number: 20150014243
    Abstract: An inorganic phase separation membrane and an application thereof in an oil-water separation relate to a field of a functional material technology, and more particularly to a super-hydrophilic and underwater super-oleophobic inorganic phase separation membrane with a micro-nano scale, a surface recombination, and mesh structure, wherein, a molecular sieve coating is formed on a porous substrate. The inorganic phase separation membrane can separate a variety of oils in several harsh water environments with a high efficiency, a low power loss, and a quick speed. The inorganic phase separation membrane can be used for a long time, and is easy to be reformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jihong Yu, Qiang Wen, Jiancheng Di, Cong Zhang, Ruren Xu
  • Patent number: 8911835
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for injecting a liquid in a porous material or a material including discontinuity interfaces, wherein said method includes the steps of: attaching an injection part to said material, the injection part defining a compression chamber with at least one surface of said material; injecting said liquid into said compression chamber under a low pressure; and applying a high-power acoustic wave to said liquid using a drawing element, wherein said drawing element extends into said compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: PMD-ATEAV Systems SPRL
    Inventors: Pierre-Marie Dubois, Daniel Michaux
  • Publication number: 20140357012
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optical substrate includes: a step for preparing a long film-shaped mold; a step for preparing a sol; a step for forming a coating film of the sol on a substrate; a step for drying the coating film; a step for pressing a pattern surface of the film-shaped mold against the dried coating film with a pressing roll while feeding the film-shaped mold to the pressing roll; a step for releasing the film-shaped mold from the coating film; and a step for baking the coating film to which the concave and convex pattern has been transferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Shigetaka TORIYAMA, Suzushi NISHIMURA, Naoto KOZASA, Yoshihiro KUMAGAI, Madoka TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20140322452
    Abstract: Provided are methods of depositing polymer solutions on substrates to form various optical elements. A polymer solution may include about 0.1%-0% by weight of a specific polymer having rigid rod-like molecules. The molecules may include various cores, spacers, and sides groups to ensure their solubility, viscosity, and cross-linking ability. The deposition techniques may include slot die, spray, molding, roll coating, and so forth. Pre-deposition techniques may be used to improve wettability and adhesion of substrates. Post-deposition techniques may include ultraviolet cross-linking, specific drying techniques, evaporation of solvent, treating with salt solutions, and shaping. The disclosed polymers and deposition processes may yield optical elements with high refractive index values, such as greater than 1.6. These optical elements may be used as +A plates, ?C plates, or biaxial polymers and used as retarders in LCD active panels or as light collimators and light guides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHT POLYMERS HOLDING
    Inventors: Irina Kasyanova, Mary Parent, Evgeni Poliakov, Valery Kuzmin
  • Publication number: 20140311316
    Abstract: A coated string for a stringed device which includes a coating applied to the surface of the string. The coating includes a base layer bonded to the surface of the string and an at least partially transparent low-friction top coat applied to the base layer. The base layer includes heat activated pigments that change color when heated above a color shifting temperature. In one embodiment, the color of the pigment in one area contrasts with the color of the pigment in an adjacent area without otherwise affecting the low-friction surface of the coating. The areas of different color created in locations along the length of the low-friction coated string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Nesbitt
  • Publication number: 20140315081
    Abstract: The invention provides a composite electrode material for a lithium ion battery. The composite electrode material includes an electrode material and a conductive polymer. The conductive polymer coats the surface of the electrode material with a thickness of several nano-meter level. The electrode material is a positive electrode material or a negative electrode material, and the conductive polymer tends to disperse in an aqueous solution or an organic solution in the presence of a doping and dispersing agent and a dispersing medium. The conductive polymer is selected from poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT), polyaniline (PANT), or polypyrrole (PPy), the doping and dispersing agent is polystyrene sulfonic acid (PSS), and the dispersing medium is water; or the conductive polymer is polyaniline(emeraldine salt), and the dispersing medium is xylene. A method for preparing the composite electrode material for a lithium ion battery is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Lingzhi ZHANG, Xinyue ZHAO, Xueling ZHAO, Suqing WANG
  • Publication number: 20140314967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-based pore sealing agent enhancing PCB coating anti-oxidation and anti-corrosion properties, consisting of, by weight, 4-12 parts of a corrosion inhibitor, 15-25 parts of a mixed surfactants system, 10-20 parts of an ion chelating agent, 6-15 parts of a pH regulator, 20-40 parts of a builder, and the rest being purified water. When used to perform pore sealing on a PCB, the water-based pore sealing agent is diluted with purified water first to be diluted 10-100 times, preferably, 100/8-100/3 times. The pH value is 7-11, and is preferably 7.5-9.5. The surface tension is 18-28 dyn/cm. The pore sealing treatment uses a immersion process, and preferably ultrasonic waves are added at the same time to assist in cleaning the pores. For the pore sealing treatment, the temperature is 20-60° C., and the time is 60-150 seconds. After pore sealing, the temperature for drying the coated piece is 80-150° C., and the time is 60-120 seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: TANTZ ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Wu, Yong Lu, Hong Liu, Yinfeng Wu, Qianyuan Liu
  • Publication number: 20140302278
    Abstract: A manufacturing method includes providing a substrate and forming one or more grooves into an outer surface of the substrate or into a coating layer disposed on the outer surface of the substrate and forming one or more grooves into an inner surface of the substrate or into a coating layer disposed on the inner surface of the substrate, to define one or more cooling grooves on the inner surface of the substrate. The method further includes applying a structural coating over at least one of a portion of the outer surface of the substrate or a portion of the coating disposed on the outer surface of the substrate to define one or more cooling channels on the outer surface of the substrate. A component is disclosed fabricated according to the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Publication number: 20140263025
    Abstract: The invention relates to membranes, membrane modules, and applications therefor. In particular, the invention relates to the construction of membranes and membrane modules for use in osmotically driven membrane processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: OASYS WATER, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Maxwell, Inga B. Elkina, Nathan Hancock, Gary McGurgan
  • Publication number: 20140264144
    Abstract: A process for the production of coating graphene, and other carbon allotropes, onto carbon-coated magnetic nanoparticles while maintaining high magnetic moment and adsorption properties is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Avetik Harutyunyan
  • Patent number: 8834959
    Abstract: The synthesis of single graphene sheets decorated with metal or metal oxide nanoparticles, and their uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence T. Drzal, Inhwan Do, Anchita Monga
  • Publication number: 20140255701
    Abstract: A diamond-like carbon film for improving an efficiency of a field emitting element is disclosed in the present invention. The abovementioned diamond-like carbon film is deposited on a substrate and uses a mixture of graphite fiber and diamond powder as its nucleation layer. Furthermore, a method for fabricating the abovementioned diamond-like carbon film is also disclosed in the present invention and at least comprises the following steps. First, a substrate and a mixing solution composed of graphite fiber and diamond powder are provided. And then, a nucleation layer is formed on the substrate by utilizing the mixing solution. A diamond-like carbon film is finally deposited on the substrate by utilizing the nucleation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chi-Young Lee, I-Nan Lin, Chien-Fu Chen
  • Publication number: 20140255620
    Abstract: A metal additive method includes directing sonic and/or ultrasonic energy from a probe that is directed toward a melt pool during solidification of the melt pool and formation of a layer, wherein a solid portion of an object on which the pool is positioned at least partially surrounds the melt pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Quinlan Y. Shuck, Jacque S. Bader
  • Publication number: 20140242294
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a resistive touch sensor circuit using a roll to roll process to print microscopic patterns on a single side of at least one flexible dielectric substrate using a plurality of flexo-masters to print the microscopic patterns which are then plated to form conductive microscopic patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: UNIPIXEL DISPLAYS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Petcavich, Ed S. Ramakrishnan, Daniel K. Van Ostrand, Reed Killion, Kevin J. Derichs
  • Publication number: 20140230653
    Abstract: Methods for forming an ultrathin GO membrane are provided. The method can include: dispersing a single-layered graphene oxide powder in deionized water to form a single-layered graphene oxide dispersion; centrifuging the graphene oxide dispersion to remove aggregated graphene oxide material from the single-layered graphene oxide dispersion; thereafter, diluting the single-layered graphene oxide dispersion by about ten times or more through addition of deionized water to the graphene oxide dispersion; and thereafter, passing the single-layered graphene oxide dispersion through a substrate such that a graphene oxide membrane is formed on the substrate. Filtration membranes are also provided and can include: a graphene oxide membrane having a thickness of about 1.8 nm to about 180 nm, with the graphene oxide membrane comprises about 3 to about 30 layers of graphene oxide flakes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Miao Yu, Hang Li
  • Patent number: 8802202
    Abstract: A method of surface coating a metallic object, including removing substantially all of the existing silver sulfide tarnish if present, ultrasonically cleaning the object with immersion in a solvent, uniformly dispersing selected nanoparticles over the surface of the object by sonicating the object in an ultrasonic bath containing the selected nanoparticles. The invention further includes quickly rinsing the object with solvent upon removal from the ultrasonic bath to inhibit formation of large agglomerates, drying the object with a flow of gas, optically inspecting the object for the presence of agglomeration and applying a barrier layer conformal coating and a protective layer conformal coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Suneeta S. Neogi, Jayant Neogi
  • Publication number: 20140212598
    Abstract: A system and method for treating fabrics to increase tear strength and to decrease UV exposure of the fabrics to help mitigate degradation in strength, color, or other significant attributes of the fabric. Nanoparticles are embedded within thin films and applied to the fabrics to increase the tear strength of such fabrics and minimize UV exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: UVR Defense Tech. Ltd.
    Inventor: Reed F. Curry
  • Publication number: 20140158295
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing or surface treating a wire wrapped screen for use in a wellbore improves the erosion resistance of the wire-wrapped screen. The wire-wrapped screen can be disposed on an axle positioned in a chamber containing a source of erosion resistant surface coating. The coating is then deposited on the exterior of the wire-wrapped screen using a deposition process, such as physical vapor deposition or thermal spraying. Alternatively, a spray system proximate the wire-wrapped screen can have a deposition nozzle to coat the exterior surface of the screen with an elastomer coating by spraying an elastomer. In additional embodiments, the wire for the wire-wrapped screen can first be treated for erosion resistance and then wound about a mandrel to form the wire-wrapped screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: WEATHERFORD/LAMB, INC.
    Inventor: Robert P. Badrak
  • Publication number: 20140147473
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to multilayered materials that are designed to roll spontaneously into micron-sized, cylindrical “jelly roll” or scroll structures. Specifically in this disclosure, at least one of the layers is comprised of a nanosheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8734907
    Abstract: A deposition chamber shield having a stainless steel coating of from about 100 microns to about 250 microns thick wherein the coated shield has a surface roughness of between about 300 microinches and about 800 microinches and a surface particle density of less than about 0.1 particles/mm2 of particles between about 1 micron and about 5 microns in size and no particles below about 1 micron in size, and process for production thereof is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Sematech, Inc., Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vibhu Jindal, Junichi Kageyama
  • Publication number: 20140120274
    Abstract: A manufacturing method includes providing a substrate with an outer surface and at least one interior space, applying a coating on a portion of the substrate and forming one or more grooves in the coating, wherein each groove extends at least partially along the coating. The method further includes processing at least a portion of the surface of the coating to plastically deform the coating in the vicinity of the top of a respective groove. An additional coating is applied over at least a portion of the surface of the coating. A component is disclosed and includes a substrate, a coating disposed on at least a portion of the substrate, and defining one or more grooves therein, and an additional coating disposed over at least a portion of the coating. The substrate, the coating and the additional coating together define one or more channels for cooling the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Bunker, Scott Andrew Weaver
  • Publication number: 20140087090
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pattern structure includes the steps of forming a lift-off material on a base by an inkjet technique, forming a functional film on the base and the lift-off material by atomic layer deposition, and removing the lift-off material by a lift-off technique so as to form a pattern on the base from the functional film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Takashi Miyagawa, Tetsuya Murakami, Kimiyasu Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8677933
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a film forming apparatus includes: a stage on which a coating object is placed; a rotation mechanism rotating the stage; an application nozzle supplying a coating material to the coating object; an application moving mechanism moving the application nozzle; a controller which controls the rotation mechanism and application moving mechanism to rotate the stage and move the application nozzle between the rotation center and the outer edge and controls the application nozzle to apply the coating material to the coating object; and a sound wave generator which generates a sound wave. The film forming apparatus projects the sound wave onto the surface of the coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sato, Kenichi Ooshiro
  • Publication number: 20140079910
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a carbon film laminate having a sliding surface with low friction, low abrasion, and low counterpart aggressiveness using high adhesiveness to a base material, hardness, surface flatness, low counterpart aggressiveness, transparency, and high thermal conductivity which are provided to the carbon film without using liquid and semiliquid lubricants such as lubricating oil. Provided is a carbon film laminate including a base material, a carbon film adhesion reinforcing layer which is provided on the base material and which is formed from silicon oxide (SiOx, x=1 to 2) containing fluorine atoms (F) in a concentration of 1×1019 atoms/cm3 or more, and a carbon film that is formed on the carbon film adhesion reinforcing layer. The carbon film contains fluorine atoms in the film in a concentration of 1×1019 to 1×1021 atoms/cm3, and has an approximate spectrum curve obtained by superimposing, on a peak fitting curve A at a Bragg angle (2?±0.5°) of 43.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuo Tsugawa, Shunsuke Kawaki, Masatou Ishihara, Yoshinori Koga, Masataka Hasegawa, Jaeho Kim
  • Publication number: 20140055688
    Abstract: Touch screen structures may have an on cell resistive touch sensor made up of a a polarizer film or analyzer. The polarizer film has a first high resolution grid pattern printed on it by at least one master plate and a second flexible, optically isotropic transparent substrate carrying a second high resolution pattern may also be used and assembled to the first pattern. The patterns are plated with conductive material and assembled so that the first and the second conductive patterns engage when the substrate is pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: UNIPIXEL DISPLAYS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert J. Petcavich
  • Publication number: 20140050862
    Abstract: A device for producing a composite fiber material in the form of a fiber band impregnated with a polymer includes a transport device for supplying and for transporting a fiber band along a processing path. To preheat the raw fiber band to a processing temperature a preheating device is used. An application device is used for applying the melted polymer on the whole width onto the surface of the raw fiber band. At least one pressure shearing vibration application device is used to apply pressure to the raw fiber band perpendicular to the band plane after the application of the polymer, where the application of pressure is performed by at least one pressure stamp with the simultaneous shearing vibration of the pressure stamp by a vibration movement component (y) in the band plane and transversely to a band running direction. At least one tempering device is used to keep the raw fiber band within a processing temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Herbert Börger
  • Publication number: 20140037864
    Abstract: A durable anti-wear coating for friction assemblies, a method of making the same and a method of using the same is provided. The method of use results in the formation of an anti-wear coating and selective carbonization of any ferrous surfaces by impregnating the surface layer with carbon, and makes it possible to selectively optimize the clearances between any bearing surface (ferrous or nonferrous). The method may take place during the standard operating process of the mechanism, without disassembly or with only partial disassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Sergachev Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Sergachev
  • Publication number: 20140023958
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a method of manufacturing an electrode for a fuel cell, in which nanocarbons are grown on the surface of a substrate for a fuel cell using a process of simultaneously gasifying a platinum precursor and a carbon precursor, and simultaneously core-shell-structured platinum-carbon composite catalyst particles are highly dispersed between nanocarbons The subject matter also provides an electrode for a fuel cell, manufactured by the method. This method is advantageous in that an electrode for a fuel cell having remarkably improved electrochemical performance and durability can be manufactured by a simple process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Hee-Yeon Kim, Seok-yong Hong, Kwang-shik Myung
  • Publication number: 20140014059
    Abstract: A sliding member for which adhesiveness between the surface of a base member and metal coating is enhanced. An undercoat layer having a resin material at the surface thereof is provided, and a solid lubricating portion is formed on the undercoat layer so as to provide a sliding face from at least one kind of material of silver, silver alloy, copper and copper alloy. An intermixture layer in which both the undercoat layer and the solid lubricating portion are intermixed with each other is interposed between the undercoat layer and the solid lubricating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Takada, Yoshitaka Tsujii, Takahisa Tashiro, Mayumi Saruyama, Yuki Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20140010972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hard coating layer and a method for forming the hard coating layer. A method for forming hard coating layer which comprises: washing a substrate; installing the washed substrate in a vacuum equipment, and vacuating the chamber of the vacuum equipment; cleaning the substrate; forming oblique coating layer on the substrate; and forming vertical coating layer, vertically to the substrate, on the oblique coating layer by applying bias-voltage after forming oblique coating layer is provided. According to present invention, hardness of coating layer may be enhanced by forming a oblique coating layer and vertical coating layer on a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology
    Inventors: Ji-Hoon YANG, Jae-In Jeong
  • Publication number: 20130337351
    Abstract: The synthesis of single graphene sheets decorated with metal or metal oxide nanoparticles, and their uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Lawrence T. Drzal, Inhwan Do, Anchita Monga
  • Patent number: 8595929
    Abstract: A composition and method for cleaning turbine engine components (10) during servicing. An embodiment of the invention includes a colloidal mixture or slurry (22) of nanoparticles. The slurry may be nontoxic and provide optimal cleaning of tiny surface-exposed crevices (18) of braze joints and components. When a colloidal mixture is in a polar solvent, the pH of the slurry is maintained at about 5 to 9 and at the isoelectric point of the nanoparticles to minimize or prevent agglomeration. When a colloidal mixture is in a nonpolar solvent, the pH of the slurry is maintained at about 5 to 9 and at the isoelectric point of the nanoparticles to minimize or prevent agglomeration by use of surfactant additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Navin J. Manjooran, Zafir A. M. Abdo, Anita Marie Hunt, Anand A. Kulkarni, Diego L. Caso, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130316093
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube composite preform includes following steps. A substrate is provided. Carbon nanotubes are formed on the substrate. The carbon nanotubes and the substrate are placed in a solvent for a predetermined time. The carbon nanotubes and the substrate are drawn from the solvent. The carbon nanotubes and the substrate are dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: HAI-ZHOU GUO, FENG-WEI DAI, YUAN YAO, CHANG-SHEN CHANG, CHANG-HONG LIU, KAI-LI JIANG
  • Publication number: 20130273327
    Abstract: To manufacture a ceramic article, a ceramic body comprising Al2O3 is roughened to a roughness of approximately 140 micro-inches (?in) to 240 ?in. The ceramic body is subsequently cleaned and then coated with a ceramic coating. The ceramic coating comprises a compound of Y4Al2O9 (YAM) and a solid solution of Y2-xZrxO3. The ceramic coating is then polished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Ren-Guan Duan, Sumit Agarwal, Dmitry Lubomirsky
  • Publication number: 20130273261
    Abstract: Methods of increasing an energy density of an energy storage device involve increasing the capacitance of the energy storage device by depositing a material into a porous structure of the energy storage device using an atomic layer deposition process, by performing a procedure designed to increase a distance to which an electrolyte penetrates within channels of the porous structure, or by placing a dielectric material into the porous structure. Another method involves annealing the energy storage device in order to cause an electrically conductive substance to diffuse to a surface of the structure and form an electrically conductive layer thereon. Another method of increasing energy density involves increasing the breakdown voltage and another method involves forming a pseudocapacitor. A method of increasing an achievable power output of an energy storage device involves depositing an electrically conductive material into the porous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Donald S. Gardner, Zhaohui Chen, Wei C. Jin, Scott B. Clendenning, Eric C. Hannah, Tomm V. Aldridge, John L. Gustafson
  • Publication number: 20130243973
    Abstract: An application of carbon nanotubes on agglomerates of ore fines to increase the mechanical strength is provided. A process for the preparation of ore agglomerates having enhanced mechanical strength by the application of the carbon nanotubes is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: VALE S.A.
    Inventors: Flavio de Castro Dutra, Hamilton Ports Pimenta, Valdirene Gonzaga De Resende, Aloísio Antônio de Melo Borges
  • Publication number: 20130243974
    Abstract: A method of preparing a nickel-coated nanocarbon using electroless plating is provided. The method includes washing a nanocarbon with a solvent or thermally-oxidizing the nanocarbon to remove impurities from the nanocarbon, immersing the washed or thermally-oxidized nanocarbon into a Pd-containing solution to form an activated Pd seed on a surface of the nanocarbon, treating the nanocarbon having the Pd seed with a strong acid, immersing the strong acid-treated nanocarbon into an electroless nickel plating solution to form a nickel plated layer on a surface of the nanocarbon, and heat-treating the nanocarbon having the nickel plated layer at a high temperature to crystallize the nanocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: DH HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Il JUNG, Ju-Hyung KIM, Jae-Deuk KIM
  • Publication number: 20130210679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method for preparing a metal nanoparticle organic composite film, preferably a metal nanoparticle organic composite film of a chemical sensing device, to a metal nanoparticle organic composite film obtained by said method, and to a chemical sensing device comprising a metal nanoparticle organic composite film or an array of different metal nanoparticle organic composite films obtained by said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yvonne JOSEPH, Isabelle Raible, Nadejda Krasteva, Gabriele Nelles
  • Publication number: 20130202990
    Abstract: A deposition chamber shield having a stainless steel coating of from about 100 microns to about 250 microns thick wherein the coated shield has a surface roughness of between about 300 microinches and about 800 microinches and a surface particle density of less than about 0.1 particles/mm2 of particles between about 1 micron and about 5 microns in size and no particles below about 1 micron in size, and process for production thereof is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Vibhu Jindal, Junichi Kageyama
  • Publication number: 20130194148
    Abstract: An optically transparent conformal polymer antenna and a method for producing the antenna from optically transparent conductive polymers. The method includes selecting an antenna design; providing an optically transparent conductive polymer material capable of being printed using an ink jet printer device; and printing layers of the polymer in the desired antenna design pattern onto a substrate. The surface tension of the polymer solution is adjusted to allow the material to pass through a printer head for printing on a flexible substrate. The material is modified to have a higher conductivity than regular conductive polymer materials so that a suitable antenna may be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Drexel University
    Inventors: Adam K. Fontecchio, Kapil R. Dandekar, Timothy Kurzweg
  • Publication number: 20130171474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hard coating layer and a method for forming the hard coating layer. A method for forming hard coating layer which comprises: washing a substrate; installing the washed substrate in a vacuum equipment, and vacuating the chamber of the vacuum equipment; cleaning the substrate; forming oblique coating layer on the substrate; and forming vertical coating layer, vertically to the substrate, on the oblique coating layer by applying bias-voltage after forming oblique coating layer is provided. According to present invention, hardness of coating layer may be enhanced by forming a oblique coating layer and vertical coating layer on a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology
    Inventors: Ji-Hoon YANG, Jae-In Jeong