Metal Or Metal Alloy Containing Coating Material Applied Patents (Class 427/597)
  • Patent number: 9869025
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a doped tin oxide. The doped tin oxide includes a tin oxide and at least one oxide of a doping element. The doping element includes at least one of vanadium and molybdenum. The doped tin oxide includes an amount of the tin oxide ranging from 90 mol % to 99 mol %, and an amount of the at least one oxide ranging from 1 mol % to 10 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Wei Zhou, Weifeng Miao
  • Patent number: 9616524
    Abstract: A method of depositing a material on a receiving substrate, the method comprising: providing a source substrate having a back surface and a front surface, the back surface carrying at least one piece of coating material; providing a receiving substrate positioned adjacent to the source substrate and facing the coating material; and radiating light towards the front surface of the source substrate, to remove at least one piece of the coating material from the source substrate and deposit said removed at least one piece onto the receiving substrate as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Utilight Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikhael Matusovsky, Amir Noy, Moshe Finarov, Giora Dishon
  • Patent number: 9335637
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light is disclosed. The method may comprise non-thermally ablating a target material utilizing a first laser beam. The first laser beam may be configured for ejecting a portion of the target material in a non-thermal manner to create a plume. The method may further comprise irradiating the plume utilizing a second laser beam to produce a high-temperature plasma for EUV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Gildardo Delgado, Daniel Wack
  • Patent number: 9192056
    Abstract: A technique for bonding two dissimilar materials includes positioning a second material over a first material at an oblique angle and applying a tamping layer over the second martial. A laser beam is directed at the second material that generates a plasma at the location of impact on the second material. The plasma generates pressure that accelerates a portion of the second material to a very high velocity and towards the first material. The second material impacts the first material causing bonding of the two materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander M. Rubenchik, Joseph C. Farmer, Lloyd Hackel, Jon Rankin
  • Patent number: 9162393
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for producing three-dimensional objects (3) layer by layer using a powdery material (5) which can be solidified by irradiating it with a high-energy beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Arcam AB
    Inventor: Ulf Ackelid
  • Patent number: 9127357
    Abstract: A system and method for movably sealing a vapor deposition source is described. One embodiment includes a system for coating a substrate, the system comprising a deposition chamber; a vapor pocket located within the deposition chamber; and an at least one movable seal, wherein the at least one movable seal is configured to form a first seal with a first portion of a substrate, and wherein the first seal is configured to prevent a vapor from leaking past the first portion of the substrate out of the vapor pocket. In some embodiments, the movable seal may comprise a first flange, wherein the first flange forms a wall of the vapor pocket; and a second flange, wherein the second flange is configured to be movably disposed within a first groove of the source block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert A. Enzenroth, Joseph D. LoBue, Lawrence J. Knipp
  • Patent number: 9102099
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement additive manufacturing processes whereby the constituent material of an object to be fabricated is manipulated prior to, or during, the respective deposition process such that different portions of the deposited constituent material can be made to possess different material properties. In one embodiment, an additive manufacturing apparatus includes: a nozzle configured to accommodate the extrusion of a constituent material through it and deposit the constituent material onto a surface in accordance with an additive manufacturing process to build up an object to be fabricated; and a subassembly configured to manipulate the material properties of some portion of the constituent material such that different portions of the deposited constituent material can be made to possess different material properties; where the subassembly is configured to begin said manipulation prior to, or concurrently with, its deposition onto a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: MetaMason, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Oliver Karpas, Aaron M. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9073150
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a component by selective laser melting and to provide heat treatment to the component is provided. The method includes building a heat treatment device adapted to provide a heat treatment to the component as part of the same selective laser melting for manufacturing the component and providing a heat treatment to the component by the heat treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Andreas Graichen
  • Publication number: 20150147489
    Abstract: A process for cladding a metal part of an aircraft turbojet, including a plurality of metal portions, using a nozzle for emitting a laser beam, the process including positioning the metal part to be cladded on a turntable; positioning a cover on the turntable; positioning the nozzle in an aperture present in the cover; introducing an inert gas under the cover; and cladding a first portion of the metal part by carrying out operations of: spraying metal powders; emitting the laser beam; and moving the nozzle relative to the first metal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jean-Baptiste Mottin
  • Publication number: 20150137658
    Abstract: A commutator is formed by providing an electrically insulating commutator body. First and second areas are defined on the commutator body covering a brush contact surface in an alternating manner. At least the surfaces of the first areas are formed of laser direct structured material. The first areas are treated by a laser to form metal particle layers. Conductive layers are formed on the metal particle layers by a plating process to form commutator segments. Terminals are connected to the conductive layers for connecting the commutator to rotor windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Wilfried GORLT
  • Publication number: 20150129089
    Abstract: A hydrogen-free amorphous dielectric insulating film having a high material density and a low density of tunneling states is provided. The film is prepared by e-beam deposition of a dielectric material on a substrate having a high substrate temperature Tsub under high vacuum and at a low deposition rate. In an exemplary embodiment, the film is amorphous silicon having a density greater than about 2.18 g/cm3 and a hydrogen content of less than about 0.1%, prepared by e-beam deposition at a rate of about 0.1 nm/sec on a substrate having Tsub=400° C. under a vacuum pressure of 1×10?8 Torr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Xiao Liu, Daniel R. Queen, Frances Hellman
  • Publication number: 20150115511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooling element for a pyrometallurgical furnace such as for a flash smelting furnace or for a flash converting furnace or for a suspension smelting furnace. The invention relates also to a method for manufacturing a cooling element for a pyrometallurgical furnace such as for a flash smelting furnace or for a flash converting furnace or for a suspension smelting furnace. The cooling element (2) has a fire surface (2) to be in contact with an interior of the metallurgical furnace. The cooling element comprises a base element (4) containing copper and a coating (5) at least partly covering the base element (4). The coating (4) forms the fire surface (2) of the cooling element (1). The coating (5) is at least partly applied by a laser coating process such as laser deposition, and the coating (5) contains a Ni based alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: OUTOTEC OYJ
    Inventors: Mari Lindgren, Peter Björklund, Mikael Jåfs, Lauri P. Pesonen
  • Publication number: 20150111793
    Abstract: A bearing surface of an oilfield component is treated by applying a surface treatment having a low coefficient of friction to the bearing surface of the oilfield component by weld fusing an overlay of a Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface. Weld fusing the overlay of the Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface can involve laser surface cladding the overlay of the Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface, gas tungsten arc welding the overlay of the Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface, or plasma tungsten arc welding the overlay of the Cu—Ni—Sn alloy material to the bearing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Robert P. Badrak
  • Publication number: 20150093287
    Abstract: A a titanium alloy can be applied on a substrate by one of melting, welding, and depositing said titanium alloy on said substrate and solidifying said deposited or molten titanium alloy. Further, 0.01-0.4 weight % Boron can be added to said titanium alloy before or during said melting, welding or depositing said titanium alloy on said substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: GKN Aerospace Sweden AB
    Inventors: Robert Pederson, Frank Skystedt
  • Patent number: 8950048
    Abstract: A remanufactured planet carrier is disclosed having a first plate and a second plate spaced apart from and oriented generally parallel to the first plate. Supports join and support the first and second plates. The remanufactured planet carrier further has a plurality of first pin bores in the first plate and a plurality of second pin bores in the second plate. The first pin bores are parallel and generally aligned with the second pin bores. A cylindrical member extends from a central axis of the second plate away from the first plate with a shaft bore formed within the cylindrical member. The first and second pin bores and the shaft bore each have a surface layer with a hardness of at least about 180 BHN and a strength of at least about 500 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Herbert Gerke, Daniel Thomas Cavanaugh, Kristin Ann Schipull, M. Brad Beardsley, Justin Curtis Embrey
  • Publication number: 20150014127
    Abstract: An agricultural auger for conveying grain material is provided. The agricultural auger includes a shaft that is adapted to rotate about a central axis. A flight extends and spirals about the shaft. The flight further includes a base material of a first hardness. A laser treated material is formed on or into the base material along a portion of the flight. The laser treated material comprises a second hardness greater than the first hardness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Kondex Corporation
    Inventor: Keith A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150017758
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms for pulsed laser deposition are provided. In some embodiments, a system for pulsed laser deposition is provided, the system comprising: a pulsed laser configured to project a pulsed laser beam at a rotating target material and cause metal clusters to be ablated from the rotating target material; and a confinement mechanism configured to control deposition of the metal clusters on a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Mikhael Reginevich, Stanislau Herasimenka
  • Publication number: 20150017044
    Abstract: A rotary piston engine comprises a stationary housing and a piston movably accommodated in the housing. The housing and the piston form at least one chamber with a chamber surface. At least one partial portion of the chamber surface has a thermal barrier coat for reducing a thermal conductivity of the partial portion of the chamber surface. At least one partial portion of the chamber surface has a metallic spray coat. A method for producing such a rotary piston engine can also be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jurgen Steinwandel, Gerd Huber, Ernst Sigmund
  • Publication number: 20150003990
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a gas turbine blade for an aircraft engine, the gas turbine blade having a flow leading edge, a flow trailing edge, a suction side, and a pressure side, where the suction side and pressure side extend from the flow leading edge to the flow trailing edge, wherein the gas turbine blade has a damping layer on the flow leading edge and the damping layer comprising at least one matrix material and particles held in position by this matrix material. Further embodiments relate to a method of coating a gas turbine blade and a gas turbine incorporating a plurality of gas turbine blades in accordance with embodiments of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Stefan Czerner
  • Patent number: 8893711
    Abstract: Improved solar collectors (40) comprising glass tubing (42) attached to bellows (44) by airtight seals (56) enclose solar absorber tubes (50) inside an annular evacuated space (54. The exterior surfaces of the solar absorber tubes (50) are coated with improved solar selective coatings {48} which provide higher absorbance, lower emittance and resistance to atmospheric oxidation at elevated temperatures. The coatings are multilayered structures comprising solar absorbent layers (26) applied to the meta surface of the absorber tubes (50), typically stainless steel, topped with antireflective Savers (28) comprising at least two layers 30, 32) of refractory metal or metalloid oxides (such as titania and silica) with substantially differing indices of refraction in adjacent layers. Optionally, at least one layer of a noble metal such as platinum can be included between some of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Cheryl E. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20140319432
    Abstract: A new class of electrically conductive, wear resistant, and high thermal stability nanocrystalline noble metal coatings achieved by codeposition of an insoluble, unreactive, and thermally stable, grain boundary segregated ceramic species that strengthens the base metal by inhibiting grain boundary mobility and recrystallization during deposition. These coatings exhibit high hardness and wear resistance while maintaining electrical conductivity effectively equivalent to that of the pure, fine-grained base metal. The coatings exhibit relatively low friction coefficients in nominally unlubricated sliding, and high thermal stability. The friction, wear, and electrical contact characteristics of these coatings are comparable or superior to electroplated hard gold films used extensively in electrical contact applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald S. Goeke, Nicolas Argibay, Somuri V. Prasad
  • Publication number: 20140314995
    Abstract: A method of pulsed laser processing of solid surface for enhancing surface hydrophobicity is disclosed wherein the solid surface is covered with a transparent medium during laser processing and the laser beam incidents through the covering medium and irradiates the solid surface. Two effects are obtained simultaneously. One is the laser-induced texture formation directly under the laser irradiation. The other is the deposition of the laser-removed materials along the laser scan lines. Both effects introduce surface roughness on nanometer scales, and both enhance surface hydrophobicity, rendering superhydrophobicity on the surfaces of both the laser-irradiated solid and the covering medium. Because the beam scan line spacing can be larger than a single scan line width by multiple times, this method provides a high processing speed of square inch per minute and enables large area processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: IMRA AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Bing LIU, Yuki ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 8858873
    Abstract: A nickel-based super alloy includes, by weight, about 1.5% to about 5.5% chromium, about 8% to about 12% aluminum, about 4% to about 8% tantalum, about 1.5% to about 5.5% tungsten, less than about 1% of one or more of elements selected from a group consisting of carbon, boron, zirconium, yttrium, hafnium, and silicon, and a balance of nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Don Mittendorf
  • Publication number: 20140287165
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a cladding composition. The cladding composition may include cladding powder particles and flux particles. The flux particles may have an average particle size of less than about 40 ?m, and more than about 50% of the flux particles may adhere to the surfaces of the cladding powder particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Cavanaugh, Daniel Joseph Sordelet, Justin Curtis Embrey
  • Publication number: 20140272198
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for forming metallization for solar cells are provided. In some embodiments, a system for forming metallization on a substrate is provided, the system comprising: a first laser; a second laser; and a hardware processor programmed to: rotate a target at a predetermined speed; cause the first laser to emit a laser pulse that causes a material to be ablated from the rotating target toward a surface of a substrate; causing a continuous laser beam emitted by the second laser to pass through the ablated material and heat clusters in ablated material prior to the clusters landing on the surface of the substrate; and causing the continuous laser beam to heat deposited clusters from the plume of ablated material that have landed on the surface of the substrate to form a metallization line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stuart Bowden, Mikhael Reginevich, Stanislau Herasimenka
  • Publication number: 20140263246
    Abstract: Gas is introduced into molten metal during an additive metal fabrication process and/or during a metal fusion process. The gas may comprise a process gas that flows through a tubular feed wire. The amount of process gas introduced can be controlled to vary the composition and/or material properties of metal deposits formed from a molten metal. Material properties such as yield strength, hardness, and fracture toughness can be increased or decreased in specific regions to provide material property gradients that closely correspond to expected requirements of components fabricated utilizing additive and/or fusion processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: U.S.A. as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Craig A. Brice
  • Publication number: 20140246483
    Abstract: An aluminium alloy sheet product or extruded product for fluxless brazing, including an aluminium alloy core having on at least one face an aluminium filler clad layer containing 4% to 15% of Si, the filler clad layer having an inner-surface and an outer-surface, the inner-surface is facing the aluminium alloy core and the outer-surface is facing a coating layer of 2 to 45 mg/sq.m of Bi or of a Bi-based alloy. Furthermore, a method of brazing a brazed assembly incorporating at least one member made from the brazing sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: ALERIS ROLLED PRODUCTS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Adrianus Jacobus Wittebrood, Steven Kirkham, Achim Bürger, Klaus Vieregge
  • Patent number: 8821991
    Abstract: A process for preparing titanium carbide using a pigment formulation having at least one titanium compound and a carbon compound and/or elemental carbon, the pigment formulation reacting under laser irradiation to form TiC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Arne Koops, Sven Reiter, Jochen Stähr
  • Patent number: 8795794
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the down hole motors used in the oil prospecting industry to drive drill bits for drilling the ground at great depths. The down hole motor (1) comprises a drive shaft (5) held in the motor body (3) by an axial thrust bearing (6) and by a radial bearing (7). The radial bearing (7) is a tubular member whose interior surface is coated with an anti-abrasion layer (11) formed by laser-assisted facing directly inside an alloy steel radial bearing body (10). The thickness of the facing layer is then reduced by removing material by means of a cutting tool. This produces a radial bearing (7) that is relatively insensitive to drilling mud and confers great reliability on the down hole motor (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Technogenia
    Inventors: Didier Dezert, Guy Maybon
  • Publication number: 20140190834
    Abstract: A plated component and a plating process are disclosed. The plating process includes applying a material to a region of a component, the material being selected from the group consisting of nickel, cobalt, chromium, iron, aluminum, or a combination thereof. The region includes a single crystal microstructure, includes a directionally solidified microstructure, is substantially devoid of equiaxed microstructure, or a combination thereof. The applying includes electroplating, electroless plating, or the electroplating and the electroless plating. The plated component includes an electroplated region, an intermediate layer on the electroplated region, and an overlay coating on the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Eklavya CALLA, Krishnamurthy ANAND, Chakrakody SHASTRY
  • Publication number: 20140186649
    Abstract: A coated article includes a metal substrate, a number of recesses defined in the metal substrate, and a plurality of sealing portions filled in the recesses. The sealing portions include metal, silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, sodium oxide, potassium oxide, and inorganic oxide pigment. The metal includes aluminum. A method for manufacturing the coated article is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: REN-BO WANG
  • Publication number: 20140186551
    Abstract: A method of depositing solder material onto a substrate. The method includes adjusting a pressure within a vacuum chamber, the substrate being supported within the vacuum chamber. A temperature of the substrate is reduced such that the absolute temperature of the substrate is no greater than 20% of a melting temperature of the solder material The absolute temperature is maintained while solder material is deposited onto the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Government of the United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
  • Patent number: 8765507
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Group III nitride semiconductor of the present invention includes a sputtering step of forming a single-crystalline Group III nitride semiconductor on a substrate by a reactive sputtering method in a chamber in which a substrate and a Ga element-containing target are disposed, wherein said sputtering step includes respective substeps of: a first sputtering step of performing a film formation of the Group III nitride semiconductor while setting the temperature of the substrate to a temperature T1; and a second sputtering step of continuing the film formation of the Group III nitride semiconductor while lowering the temperature of the substrate to a temperature T2 which is lower than the temperature T1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Yokoyama, Hisayuki Miki
  • Publication number: 20140178761
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a metal battery electrode with a pyrolyzed coating. The method provides a metallorganic compound of metal (Me) and materials such as carbon (C), sulfur (S), oxygen (O), and combinations of the above-listed materials, expressed as MeXCYNZSXXOYY, where Me is a metal such as tin (Sn), antimony (Sb), or lead (Pb), or a metal alloy. The method heats the metallorganic compound, and as a result of the heating, decomposes materials in the metallorganic compound. In one aspect, decomposing the materials in the metallorganic compound includes forming a chemical reaction between the Me particles and the materials. An electrode is formed of Me particles coated by the materials. In another aspect, the Me particles coated with a material such as a carbide, a nitride, a sulfide, or combinations of the above-listed materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhao Lu, Long Wang, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Publication number: 20140161998
    Abstract: A method of forming patterns on transparent substrates using a pulsed laser is disclosed. Various embodiments include an ultrashort pulsed laser, a substrate that is transparent to the laser wavelength, and a target plate. The laser beam is guided through the transparent substrate and focused on the target surface. The target material is ablated by the laser and is deposited on the opposite substrate surface. A pattern, for example a gray scale image, is formed by scanning the laser beam relative to the target. Variations of the laser beam scan speed and scan line density control the material deposition and change the optical properties of the deposited patterns, creating a visual effect of gray scale. In some embodiments patterns may be formed on a portion of a microelectronic device during a fabrication process. In some embodiments high repetition rate picoseconds and nanosecond sources are configured to produce the patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: IMRA AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: BING LIU, Zhendong Hu, Makoto Murakami, Jingzhou Xu, Yong Che
  • Patent number: 8742337
    Abstract: A mass spectrometer includes an Electron Impact (“EI”) or a Chemical Ionization (“CI”) ion source, and the ion source includes a first coating or surface. The first coating or surface is formed of a metallic carbide, a metallic boride, a ceramic or DLC, or an ion-implanted transition metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Micromass UK Limited
    Inventors: Gordon A. Jones, David S. Douce, Amir Farooq
  • Publication number: 20140141930
    Abstract: A remanufactured planet carrier is disclosed having a first plate and a second plate spaced apart from and oriented generally parallel to the first plate. Supports join and support the first and second plates. The remanufactured planet carrier further has a plurality of first pin bores in the first plate and a plurality of second pin bores in the second plate. The first pin bores are parallel and generally aligned with the second pin bores. A cylindrical member extends from a central axis of the second plate away from the first plate with a shaft bore formed within the cylindrical member. The first and second pin bores and the shaft bore each have a surface layer with a hardness of at least about 180 BHN and a strength of at least about 500 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Herbert Gerke, Daniel Thomas Cavanaugh, Kristin Ann Schipull, M. Brad Beardsley, Justin Curtis Embrey
  • Patent number: 8728589
    Abstract: A laser decal transfer is used to generate thin film features by directing laser pulses of very low energy at the back of a target substrate illuminating an area of a thin layer of a high viscosity rheological fluid coating the front surface of the target. The illuminated area is shaped and defined by an aperture centered about the laser beam. The decal transfer process allows for the release and transfer from the target substrate to the receiving substrate a uniform and continuous layer identical in shape and size of the laser irradiated area. The released layer is transferred across the gap with almost no changes to its initial size and shape. The resulting patterns transferred onto the receiving substrate are highly uniform in thickness and morphology, have sharp edge features and exhibit high adhesion, independent of the surface energy, wetting or phobicity of the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Photon Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Auyeung, Alberto Pique, Thomas H. Bailey, Lydia J. Young
  • Publication number: 20140134353
    Abstract: A nickel-based super alloy includes, by weight, about 1.5% to about 5.5% chromium, about 8% to about 12% aluminum, about 4% to about 8% tantalum, about 1.5% to about 5.5% tungsten, less than about 1% of one or more of elements selected from a group consisting of carbon, boron, zirconium, yttrium, hafnium, and silicon, and a balance of nickel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Don Mittendorf
  • Patent number: 8716189
    Abstract: A method of producing a superconductive material involves the step (1) of applying a solution of an organic compound of metals, oxides of the metals forming a superconductive material, onto a support body to be subsequently dried, a provisional baking step (2) of causing organic components of the organic compound of the metals to undergo thermal decomposition, and a main baking process step (3) of causing transformation of the oxides of the metals into the superconductive material, thereby producing an epitaxially-grown superconductive coating material, wherein at the time of irradiation of a surface of the support body coated with the solution of the organic compound of the metals for forming the superconductive material, and/or of a surface of the support body, opposite to the surface coated with the solution of the organic compound of the metals, with the laser light, during a period between the steps (1) and (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsugu Sohma, Tetsuo Tsuchiya, Toshiya Kumagai, Kenichi Tsukada, Kunihiko Koyanagi, Takashi Ebisawa, Hidehiko Ohtu
  • Publication number: 20140120362
    Abstract: A partial plating method capable of applying fine hard gold plating, a laser plating device capable of applying partial plating to a minute region with high positional precision, and a plated member. The partial plating method comprising plating a region to be plated by projecting a laser beam having a wavelength of 330 nm or more and 450 nm or less. A laser plating device 10 comprises a plating tank 12, a laser oscillator 14 for emitting a laser beam, a conveying device 16 for conveying a member to be plated 80, a photoelectronic sensor 18 for detecting the position of a positioning hole 82 of the member to be plated 80, and a galvanometer scanner 20 having a galvanometer mirror 22 capable of scanning the laser beam. The plated member is applied with fine spot plating by the laser plating device 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES,LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES,LTD.
  • Publication number: 20140117629
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting diffusion of gases and/or transmission of photons through elastomeric seals and a diffusion inhibiting elastomeric seal wherein at least a portion of the surface of a diffusion inhibiting elastomeric seal is coated with a compatibly-deformable, malleable metal coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: George Herman Biallas, James Reid Boyce
  • Publication number: 20140106088
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a process for obtaining a substrate (1) provided on at least one of its sides with a coating (2), comprising a step of depositing said coating (2) then a step of heat treatment of said coating using a main laser radiation (4), said process being characterized in that at least one portion (5, 14) of the main laser radiation (4) transmitted through said substrate (1) and/or reflected by said coating (2) is redirected in the direction of said substrate in order to form at least one secondary laser radiation (6, 7, 18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Matthieu Bilaine, Li-Ya Yeh
  • Publication number: 20140093744
    Abstract: A one-step and room-temperature process for depositing nanoparticles or nanocomposite (nanoparticle-assembled) films of metal oxides such as crystalline titanium dioxide (TiO2) onto a substrate surface using ultrafast pulsed laser ablation of Titania or metal titanium target. The system includes a pulsed laser with a pulse duration ranging from a few femtoseconds to a few tens of picoseconds, an optical setup for processing the laser beam such that the beam is focused onto the target surface with an appropriate average energy density and an appropriate energy density distribution, and a vacuum chamber in which the target and the substrate are installed and background gases and their pressures are appropriately adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: IMRA AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: ZHENDONG HU, Yong Che, Bing Liu
  • Patent number: 8685501
    Abstract: A direct manufacturing technique involving rapid solidification processing uses a reaction between a metallic molten pool and a reactant gas in an inert atmosphere to form alloys with improved desired properties. By utilizing rapid solidification techniques, solubility levels are increased resulting in alloys with unique mechanical and physical properties. Laser deposition of alloys in atmospheres of varying reactant content produce compositions with intermingled and significantly improved overall properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Craig A. Brice, Bill Capshaw
  • Publication number: 20140087138
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) nanoplasmonic structure includes a substrate; a plurality of nanorods formed on the substrate; and a plurality of metal nanoparticles formed on surfaces of the substrate and the plurality of nanorods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-hyun BAE, Jong-jin PARK, Sang-hun JEON
  • Patent number: 8673407
    Abstract: Three dimensional optical structures are described that can have various integrations between optical devices within and between layers of the optical structure. Optical turning elements can provide optical pathways between layers of optical devices. Methods are described that provide for great versatility on contouring optical materials throughout the optical structure. Various new optical devices are enabled by the improved optical processing approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: NeoPhotonics Corporation
    Inventors: Xiangxin Bi, Elizabeth Anne Nevis, Ronald J. Mosso, Michael Edward Chapin, Shivkumar Chiruvolu, Sardar Hyat Khan, Sujeet Kumar, Herman Adrian Lopez, Nguyen Tran The Huy, Craig Richard Horne, Michael A. Bryan, Eric Euvrard
  • Publication number: 20140065368
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods that include depositing a first component and a second component to form a film including a plurality of nanostructures, and coating the nanostructures with a hydrophobic layer to render the film superhydrophobic. The first component and the second component can be immiscible and phase-separated during the depositing step. The first component and the second component can be independently selected from the group consisting of a metal oxide, a metal nitride, a metal oxynitride, a metal, and combinations thereof. The films can have a thickness greater than or equal to 5 nm; an average surface roughness (Ra) of from 90 to 120 nm, as measured on a 5 ?m×5 ?m area; a surface area of at least 20 m2/g; a contact angle with a drop of water of at least 120 degrees; and can maintain the contact angle when exposed to harsh conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Tolga AYTUG, Mariappan Parans PARANTHAMAN, John T. SIMPSON, Daniela Florentina BOGORIN
  • Patent number: 8663754
    Abstract: A method of forming patterns on transparent substrates using a pulsed laser is disclosed. Various embodiments include an ultrashort pulsed laser, a substrate that is transparent to the laser wavelength, and a target plate. The laser beam is guided through the transparent substrate and focused on the target surface. The target material is ablated by the laser and is deposited on the opposite substrate surface. A pattern, for example a gray scale image, is formed by scanning the laser beam relative to the target. Variations of the laser beam scan speed and scan line density control the material deposition and change the optical properties of the deposited patterns, creating a visual effect of gray scale. In some embodiments patterns may be formed on a portion of a microelectronic device during a fabrication process. In some embodiments high repetition rate picoseconds and nanosecond sources are configured to produce the patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: IMRA America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bing Liu, Zhendong Hu, Makoto Murakami, Jingzhou Xu, Yong Che
  • Patent number: 8652632
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a structure having a spatially organized polymer nanostructured thin film and a metal coating on the film. The thin film is made by directing a monomer vapor or pyrolyzed monomer vapor towards a substrate at an angle other than perpendicular to the substrate, and polymerizing the monomer or pyrolyzed monomer on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Melik C. Demirel, Walter J. Dressick, David Allara