Crackled, Crazed Or Slit Patents (Class 428/155)
  • Patent number: 10487050
    Abstract: Oxime sulfonate compounds of the formula (I), wherein R1 is O(CO)R4, COOR5 or CONR6R7; n is 1 or 2; R2 for example is C1-C8alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl or benzyl; R3 is for example C1-C8alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C2-C8alkenyl, benzyl, phenyl or naphthyl, which optionally are substituted; R4 is for example C1-C8alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C2-C8alkenyl, benzyl, phenyl or naphthyl, which optionally are substituted; R5 is for example C3-C20alkyl, C3-C14cycloalkyl, C2-C8alkenyl, C1-C12alkyl which is substituted for example by one or more halogen; or R5 is phenyl or naphthyl, which are unsubstituted; R6 and R7 each independently of one another for example are hydrogen, C1-C12alkyl, C1-C4haloalkyl, phenyl-C1-C4alkyl, C2-C8alkenyl or C3-C6cycloalkyl, phenyl or naphthyl; or R6 and R7, together with the N-atom to which they are attached, form a 5- or 6-membered ring; are suitable as thermal radical initiators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kunimoto, Kaori Sameshima, Hisatoshi Kura, Yuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10343379
    Abstract: Multiple layer panels including a pair of substrates and an interlayer disposed therebetween are provided. In some cases, the multiple layer panels may utilize substrates having different thicknesses, and such configurations may help reduce glass thickness and overall panel weight. However, panels of the present invention may still exhibit sufficient strength, rigidity, and acoustic performance and can be suitable for use in a wide range of automotive, aeronautical, and/or architectural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 9943403
    Abstract: A fracturable mask for treating presbyopia is disclosed. The fracturable mask can include an aperture for improving depth of focus. The fracturable mask can be embedded in an intraocular lens. The intraocular lens can include a lens body and the fracturable mask. The fracturable mask can be configured to fracture along a plurality of fracture pathways when the intraocular lens is manipulated. For example, fractures can be created in the mask during the process of injecting the intraocular lens through a cartridge tip into a patient's eye. The fractures can allow the resilient lens body to restore the fractured mask to its original, pre-injection optical performance specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AcuFocus, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Kyle Webb, Daniel David Siems
  • Patent number: 9440237
    Abstract: Corn-stover biomass feedstocks characterized by tight particle size distribution profiles at field moisture contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Forest Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: James H. Dooley, David N. Lanning
  • Patent number: 9128244
    Abstract: A system and method for visually transforming an electronic image is provided. The electronic image may be displayed on a high-definition flat display screen and manipulated to appear as a work of art via a layered material. Embodiments include processing the electronic image to provide an electronically pre-filtered image, displaying the pre-filtered image on a display screen, and physically filtering the displayed, pre-filtered image with the layered material to reduce light emission, add texturing, and enhance the passage of a wavelength of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Thierry Jean-Andre Coup, Brian Birney McQuillian, James Donald Sanders, Eric Lynn Hunt, Eric Christopher Baker, George Peter Gakoumis, Jr., Richard Joseph Swim, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150147527
    Abstract: A thermal barrier coating that includes a YAG-based ceramic is prepared by a solution precursor plasma spray method that includes injecting a precursor solution into a thermal jet, evaporating solvent from the precursor solution droplets, and pyrolyzing the resulting solid to form a YAG-based ceramic that is melted and deposited on a substrate. The thermal barrier coating can include through-coating-thickness cracks that improve the strain tolerance of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Maurice Gell, Eric Jordan, Jeffrey Roth
  • Publication number: 20150132541
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to forming white appearing metal oxide films by forming cracks within the metal oxide films. In some embodiments, the methods involve directing a laser beam at a metal oxide film causing portions of the metal oxide film to melt, cool, contract, and crack. The cracks have irregular surfaces that can diffusely reflect visible light incident a top surface of the metal oxide film, thereby imparting a white appearance to the metal oxide film. In some embodiments, the cracks are formed beneath a top surface of a metal oxide film, thereby leaving a continuous and uninterrupted metal oxide film top surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel T. McDonald, Michael S. Nashner, Peter N. Russell-Clarke, Masashige Tatebe
  • Patent number: 8927078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encapsulated activated carbon and a method of preparing the same to protect the structure of the activated carbon and preserve the odor absorbing capability of the activated carbon particles. Particularly, the present invention is directed to a polymer article having odor absorption capabilities comprising a film comprising a matrix polymer and activated carbon particles at least partially encapsulated with a non-water soluble amorphous polymer, wherein the non-water soluble amorphous polymer is incompatible with the matrix polymer. The polymer article can be a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.
    Inventors: Chieh-Chun Chau, William F. Patchen
  • Patent number: 8865289
    Abstract: Methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction include elongating the films in the machine direction without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting transverse-direction extending linear rib pattern into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges. Incrementally stretched thermoplastic films can have a machine-direction tear resistance that is equal to or greater than the machine-direction tear resistance of the film prior to stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Michael G. Borchardt
  • Publication number: 20140308479
    Abstract: A method for fabricating thermal barrier coatings. The thermal barrier coatings are produced with a fine grain size by reverse co-precipitation of fine powders. The powders are then sprayed by a solution plasma spray that partially melts the fine powders while producing a fine grain size with dense vertical cracking. The coatings comprise at least one of 45%-65% Yb2O3 the balance Zr, Yb/Y/Hf/Ta the balance Zr and 2.3-7.8% La, 1.4-5.1% Y and the balance Zr and are characterized by a thermal conductivity that is about 25-50% lower than that of thermal barrier coatings comprising YSZ. The thermal barrier coatings also are characterized by at least one of excellent erosion resistance, fracture toughness and abrasion resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: General Electronic Company
    Inventors: Padmaja PARAKALA, Surinder Singh PABLA, Joshua Lee MARGOLIES, James Anthony RUUD, Krishnamurthy ANAND, Jon Conrad SCHAEFFER
  • Publication number: 20140199519
    Abstract: A method for the laser-based machining of a sheet-like substrate, in order to separate the substrate into multiple portions, in which the laser beam of a laser for machining the substrate is directed onto the latter, is characterized in that, with an optical arrangement positioned in the path of rays of the laser, an extended laser beam focal line, seen along the direction of the beam, is formed on the beam output side of the optical arrangement from the laser beam directed onto the latter, the substrate being positioned in relation to the laser beam focal line such that an induced absorption is produced in the material of the substrate in the interior of the substrate along an extended portion, seen in the direction of the beam, of the laser beam focal line, such that a material modification takes place in the material of the substrate along this extended portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Laser Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Schillinger, Richard Grundmüller
  • Publication number: 20140193607
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to forming anodized films that have a white appearance. In some embodiments, an anodized film having pores with light diffusing pore walls created by varying the current density during an anodizing process is described. In some embodiments, an anodized film having light diffusing micro-cracks created by a laser cracking procedure is described. In some embodiments, a sputtered layer of light diffusing aluminum is provided below an anodized film. In some embodiments, light diffusing particles are infused within openings of an anodized layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lucy E. Browning, Stephen B. Lynch, Christopher D. Prest, Peter N. Russell-Clarke, Masashige Tatebe, Michael S. Nashner, Daniel T. McDonald, Brian S. Tryon, Jody R. Akana
  • Publication number: 20140186585
    Abstract: Abrasive blasting media including a shaped abrasive particle and a method of preparing a surface of a workpiece including directing an abrasive matter at a workpiece, the abrasive matter includes a carrier and a plurality of shaped abrasive particles, and preparing a surface of the workpiece with the abrasive matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Field, III, Anne-Laure Beaudonnet, Samuel S. Marlin
  • Publication number: 20140154469
    Abstract: An electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film comprising a plastic film, and a single- or multi-layer thin metal film formed on at least one surface thereof, the thin metal film being provided with large numbers of substantially parallel, intermittent, linear scratches with irregular widths and irregular intervals in plural directions, and coated with a thin carbon nanotube layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Seiji Kagawa
  • Publication number: 20140134401
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a magnetic sheet capable of having flexibility and being folded, and a method for manufacturing the same. The magnetic sheet made of a magnetic material includes prominence and depression parts continuously formed over one surface of the magnetic sheet; and cracks formed between a bottom surface of the prominence part and a lower surface of the magnetic sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Tae Park, Jong Deuk Kim, Sung Yong An, Dong Hyeok Choi, Seung Heon Han
  • Publication number: 20140037903
    Abstract: Coatings and articles suitable for use in high temperature environments, for example, are presented. One embodiment is a coating that comprises a plurality of elongate material growth domains defined between domain boundaries. The domains have an intra-domain density of at least about 75% of theoretical density, have a substantially equiaxed grain morphology, and comprise a plurality of at least partially melted and solidified particles. Another embodiment is a coating that comprises a matrix comprising a substantially equiaxed grain morphology and a plurality of vertically oriented cracks disposed in the matrix. Further embodiments include articles comprising one or more of the coatings described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Larry Steven Rosenzweig, James Anthony Ruud, Luc Stéphane Leblanc, Paul Matthew Thomas, Scott Sheridan Smith
  • Publication number: 20130323469
    Abstract: A method of cutting a glass article includes translating a laser beam relative to a first surface of the glass article. The laser beam includes a beam waist having a center. The center of the beam waist of the laser beam is positioned at or below a second surface of the glass article. The laser beam creates a plurality of defects along a score line in the glass article such that the plurality of defects extends a distance into the glass article, and at least some individual defects of the plurality of defects are non-orthogonal to the first surface of the glass article and are biased in a direction of translation of the laser beam. Glass articles having edge defects are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Anatoli Anatolyevich Abramov, Naiyue Zhou
  • Patent number: 8586169
    Abstract: There are provided a thermal barrier coating material and a thermal barrier coating member that can suppress spalling when used at a high temperature and have a high thermal barrier effect, a method for producing the same, a turbine member coated with a thermal barrier coating, and a gas turbine. The thermal barrier coating member comprises a heat resistant substrate, a bond coat layer formed thereon, and a ceramic layer formed further thereon, wherein the ceramic layer comprises an oxide which consists of an oxide represented by the general formula A2Zr2O7 doped with a predetermined amount of CaO or MgO and has 10 volume % or more of a pyrochlore type crystal structure, where A represents any of La, Nd, Sm, Gd, and Dy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Namba, Taiji Torigoe, Ikuo Okada, Kazutaka Mori, Ichiro Nagano, Yutaka Kawata, Koji Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20130291270
    Abstract: A wet suit material includes a heat-reflective layer in combination with an insulative layer. In some embodiments, the heat-reflective layer is a metalized polymer film slitted to facilitate movement. In other embodiments, multiple panels of heat-reflective layer facilitate movement. In other embodiments, a reflective coating is incorporated in a stretchable liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin D. Fialko
  • Publication number: 20130295326
    Abstract: Thermal barrier coating made from a thermally sprayable powder that includes yttria stabilized zirconia and hafnia, from 6 to 9 weight percent yttria, and total impurities less than or equal to about 0.1 weight percent. The thermal barrier coating has from about 5 to 250 vertical macro cracks per 25.4 mm length measured along a coating surface and the macro cracks are oriented perpendicular to a surface of a substrate containing said coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Jacobus C. Doesburg, Mitchell Dorfman, Matthew Gold, Liangde Xie
  • Publication number: 20130288005
    Abstract: A media substrate for imaging includes a front and back surface defining a thickness. The front receives imaging fluid and absorbs it. The back has scoring lines extending into the thickness that limit curling of the media substrate as the absorbed fluid dries on the front. Patterns and locations of scoring lines as well as their depth into the thickness are noted. Imaging and scoring stations in an imaging device are still other embodiments as are cutting features for scoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: SAM NORASAK, COLIN GEOFFREY MAHER
  • Patent number: 8540817
    Abstract: There are provided a method for manufacturing a Si(1-v-w-x)CwAlxNv substrate having a reduced number of cracks and high processability, a method for manufacturing an epitaxial wafer, a Si(1-v-w-x)CwAlxNv substrate, and an epitaxial wafer. A method for manufacturing a Si(1-v-w-x)CwAlxNv substrate 10a includes the following steps. First, a Si substrate 11 is prepared. A Si(1-v-w-x)CwAlxNv layer (0<v<1, 0<w<1, 0<x<1, and 0<v+w+x<1) is then grown on the Si substrate at a temperature below 550° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Issei Satoh, Michimasa Miyanaga, Shinsuke Fujiwara, Hideaki Nakahata
  • Publication number: 20130171415
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photosensitive resin composition comprising: (Component A) an oxime sulfonate compound represented by Formula (1); (Component B) a resin comprising a constituent unit having an acid-decomposable group that is decomposed by an acid to form a carboxyl group or a phenolic hydroxy group; and (Component C) a solvent wherein in Formula (1) R1 denotes an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heteroaryl group, each R2 independently denotes a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a halogen atom, Ar1 denotes an o-arylene group or an o-heteroarylene group, X denotes O or S, and n denotes 1 or 2, provided that of two or more R2s present in the compound, at least one denotes an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a halogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: FUJIFILM Corporation
  • Patent number: 8434675
    Abstract: A portable consumer device having a substrate layer, a protective layer and a diamond-based brittle material layer having an intentionally created unique fissure or cracked patterns or crystal zone boundaries and systems and methods for making and using same are disclosed. The diamond-based brittle material layer includes a diamond material. The unique random fissure or cracked pattern and crystal zone boundaries, or the electromagnetic signature based thereon, of the brittle material layer are detected and used to authenticate the portable consumer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Patrick Faith
  • Patent number: 8431254
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite material element (1), the composite material comprising a microfissured matrix (7) in the form of a three-dimensional interconnected network (4) of microfissures exposed on the surface of the ceramic matrix, an additive material (6) consisting of a flux or glass being dispersed in the matrix, the additive material (6) being a material which, when the composite material is brought to a predetermined temperature, softens and migrates by capillarity in the network (4) of microfissures (4) to said surface of the element. The quantity of additive material dispersed initially in the matrix is in a sufficient proportion compared to the matrix intended to coat a surface (5) of the composite material element left exposed so as to create a gas-tight barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Luc Bianchi, Joel Toulc'Hoat, Charles Bories
  • Publication number: 20130102156
    Abstract: A component of a plasma processing chamber includes a three dimensional body having a highly dense plasma resistant coating thereon wherein a plasma exposed surface of the coating has a texture which inhibits particle generation from film buildup on the plasma exposed surface. The component can be a window of an inductively coupled plasma reactor wherein the window includes a textured yttria coating. The texture can be provided by contacting the plasma exposed surface with a polishing pad having a grit size effective to provide intersecting scratches with a depth of 1 to 2 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Lam Research Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130089694
    Abstract: A device for making a carbon nanotube film includes a substrate having a surface, and two substantially parallel slits defined on the surface of the substrate. The two substantially parallel slits extend into the substrate from the surface of the substrate. A growing surface is defined by the two substantially parallel slits and located between the two substantially parallel slits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: CHEN FENG, KAI-LI JIANG, ZHUO CHEN, YONG-CHAO ZHAI, SHOU-SHAN FAN
  • Publication number: 20130045364
    Abstract: Embossed decorative boards having first and second opposite edges with a third and a fourth adjacent edge. The board includes an upper side decorative surface an upper side embossing and a base layer. The embossing is comprised by surface structure areas of which at least four are first and second outermost surface structure areas. The first outermost surface structure area has each one end edge coinciding with the first edge of the board while the second outermost surface structure area has each one end edge coinciding with the second edge. At least two surface structures having different visual characteristics are used, wherein two adjacent outermost surface structure areas within the same board have different surface structures. The end edge of the outermost surface structure areas with the same ordinal number of the first edge and the second edge has mainly the same length while the surface structure is similar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Ake SJOBERG
  • Publication number: 20120225249
    Abstract: Devices and methods are contemplated in which a plurality of microfractures are generated on the surface of an article to so generate a non-abrasive surface having a COF of at least 0.6. Most preferably, the surface is the surface of a transparent polymer and is the surface is structured to allow high-resolution display of an image that is disposed on a surface opposite the surface with the microfractures. Consequently, numerous anti-slip products with such surfaces are contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jason Neu, Eric Deitch
  • Publication number: 20120189812
    Abstract: A packaging corrugated board having peripheral edges oblique to flute direction thereof is disclosed. A board body of the packaging corrugated board is formed of a first liner board, a second liner board, and a fluted medium sandwiched between the first and the second liner board. The fluted medium is a corrugated board having a plurality of flutes, and a direction in which the flutes extend is defined as a flute direction. The board body defines a plurality of peripheral edges, and most of the peripheral edges are neither parallel nor perpendicular to the flute direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Elitegroup Computer Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Yuan Liao
  • Publication number: 20120128934
    Abstract: The invention relates to a part comprising a substrate made of an electron-conducting material and a coating over at least a portion of the surface of the substrate, the coating comprising a ceramic coating layer. In characteristic manner, said coating layer is based on cerium oxides and said coating layer presents oxygen vacancies at a concentration greater than or equal to 1×1017/cm3. The invention is applicable to parts for high temperature applications, in particular in the field of aviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicants: SNECMA, UNIVERSITE DE LA ROCHELLE
    Inventors: Fernando Pedraza Diaz, Baptiste Bouchaud, Josseline Balmain, Gilles Bonnet, Justine Menuey
  • Publication number: 20120003102
    Abstract: This invention relates to dense, vertically cracked thermal barrier coatings made from high purity yttria or ytterbia stabilized zirconia powders. The high purity yttria or ytterbia stabilized zirconia powder consisting essentially of less than about 0.01 weight percent silicon dioxide (silica), less than about 0.002 weight percent aluminum oxide (alumina), less than about 0.005 weight percent calcium oxide, less than about 0.005 weight percent ferric oxide, less than about 0 to about 0.002 weight percent magnesium oxide, less than about 0 to about 0.005 weight percent titanium dioxide, from about 1.5 to about 2 weight percent hafnium oxide (hafnia), from about 6 to about 25 weight percent yttrium oxide (yttria), less than 0.1 weight percent other impurity oxides, and the balance zirconium oxide (zirconia) and the balance zirconium oxide (zirconia).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Alan Taylor, Danny Lee Appleby, Ann Bolcavage, Albert Feuerstein, Neil Hitchman
  • Publication number: 20110293885
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bamboo based panel unit comprising a hunk bamboo bundle mat and an oriented bamboo fiber mat (OBFM). Series of dotted and/or linear shaped cracks are formed on the cylinder wall of a semicircular bamboo tube which is split and whose inner nodes are removed. The upper surface and the lower surface of the bamboo based panel unit comprise an outer layer and an inner layer of said bamboo, wherein, a waxy layer and a siliceous layer are removed respectively therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Wenji Yu, Yanglun Yu, Zhiying Su, Yue Zhou, Rongxian Zhu, Dinghua Ren
  • Patent number: 8048486
    Abstract: A flame-retardant coating composition, which includes a cross-linked thermosetting polymer and a metal hydroxide. A precursor composition for use in preparing the flame retardant-coating is also presented, wherein the precursor composition includes a cross-linked thermosetting polymer varnish, a metal hydroxide, an alcohol, and water. A method for coating an article with a flame-retardant coating layer and articles incorporating the flame-retardant coating are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Thomas Nosker, Mark Mazar, Jennifer Lynch, Patrick Nosker
  • Publication number: 20110217517
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a layered composite component includes introducing a plurality of micro cracks into a predetermined region of the component in order to provide an increase in strength of the component at certain critical regions of high loading within the component. The micro cracks may be introduced using mechanical means, a pre conditioning load, or by manipulation of process parameters, material properties or stacking sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Alison J. MCMILLAN, Simon READ
  • Patent number: 8007899
    Abstract: A segmented abradable ceramic coating comprises a bond coat layer, at least one segmented 7 weight percent yttria-stabilized zirconia layer disposed upon said bond coat layer, and at least one 12 weight percent yttria-stabilized zirconia layer disposed upon said at least one segmented 7 weight percent yttria-stabilized zirconia layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Melvin Freling, Kevin W. Schlichting
  • Patent number: 7977611
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing localized heat treatment of metal components are provided. In this regard, a representative method includes: identifying a portion of a metal component to which localized heat treatment is to be performed; shielding an area in a vicinity of the portion of the metal component; and directing electromagnetic energy in the infrared (IR) spectrum toward the portion of the metal component such that the portion is heated to a desired temperature and such that the area in the vicinity of the portion that is subjected to shielding does not heat to the temperature desired for the heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas DeMichael, Michael J. Labbe
  • Publication number: 20110154701
    Abstract: In order to achieve an object of applying easily producible and variable patterns effectively and in widely varying ways, lacquer is applied to a decoration target material (1) comprising a transparent or translucent glass or resin material to form a lacquer layer (3), and thereafter an alcohol agent is mixed into the undried lacquer layer (3) to make the lacquer material flow and to form lacquer patterns (3a, 3b) using the flow behavior of the lacquer, or a crack pattern is formed on, for example, a foil layer (7), thereby to significantly reduce the drying time of the lacquer layer (3), and to suitably form a lacquer pattern comprising a flowing lacquer pattern, a lacquer crack pattern, and a foil crack pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Kazuko Ohori
  • Publication number: 20110127318
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container having a bottom wall, first and second opposite sidewalls, opposite end walls, a top wall. An integral interior partition is dividing the container into two side-by-side compartments each adapted for holding a respective article. The container and partition are made from a single unitary blank cut and folded to form the container and partition. The partition comprises the first and second panels of the first and second sets of panels that are interleaved with one another at inner end edges thereof and the partition is three panels thick over a center portion thereof and two panels thick over the remainder thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Philips
  • Publication number: 20110123769
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes preformed pre-bonded thermoplastic sections comprising smaller articles where the articles and sections have planar top surfaces and planar bottom surfaces that are coplanar to each other. There is also an adhesive backing layer on the coplanar bottom surfaces so that the adhesive backing layer bridges and bonds coplanar bottom surfaces to form unified pre-bonded thermoplastic signage thereby preventing dislodging or separation of the signage during handling, movement, and/or transportation before or during application of the pre-bonded signage. The articles when properly sequenced, matched, and combined, together makeup the sections such that when the sections are also sequenced and matched the sections combine to form thermoplastic signage with a final pattern wherein the planar top surfaces include sequential features necessary to visibly aid in quick assembly of one or more unified thermoplastic signages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Robert W. Greer, Vagn K. Askjaer
  • Publication number: 20110111175
    Abstract: A method for increasing the durability of glass (1) by a coating, according to the present invention comprises the step of coating glass (1) with a coating comprising at least one layer (4, 5, 6) whose thickness is below 5 nanometres, wherein the coating comprises a compound of at least one element. A glass product comprising a coating, according to the present invention is fabricated by coating glass (1) with a coating comprising at least one layer (4, 5, 6) whose thickness is below 5 nanometres. A glass product comprising a coating, according to the present invention comprises surface scratches (2) with a width at the level of the glass (1) surface of below 50 nanometres, the coating residing essentially conformally on the inside of the surface scratches (2) to increase the durability of the glass (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Beneq Oy
    Inventors: Markku Rajala, Matti Putkonen
  • Publication number: 20110097538
    Abstract: An article may include an array of features formed in a substrate and may be coated by a thermal barrier coating (TBC). The array of features may mitigate thermal stress experienced by the coated article. In particular, the array of features may reduce or limit crack propagation at or above the interface of a thermally insulative layer and a bond coat in the TBC. In some embodiments, the array may be formed proximate to and substantially aligned with cooling holes formed in the substrate. In other embodiments, an article may include a first array of features formed in a first location of a substrate and a second array of features formed in a second location of a substrate. The first and second locations may be determined or selected based on a prediction of thermal stresses that the substrate will experience at the first and second locations during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Ann Bolcavage, Raymond J. Sinatra
  • Publication number: 20110039045
    Abstract: A corrugated fiberboard container and a method and apparatus for constructing corrugated fiberboard in which different liner materials are utilized for forming the container body and flaps. A corrugated fiberboard is disclosed for use in providing a container. The fiberboard includes: a first region that forms a container body; and a second region that forms a plurality of flaps; wherein the first region and the second region are formed from a fluted medium having a liner adhered to a side of the fluted medium, wherein the liner includes: a first layer that substantially covers both the first region and the second region; and a second layer adhered to the first layer, wherein the second layer covers the first region and is omitted from covering at least a substantial portion of the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: NORAMPAC SCHENECTADY, INC.
    Inventor: William Scott Russell
  • Publication number: 20110039071
    Abstract: There are provided a method for manufacturing a Si(1-v-w-x)CwAlxNv substrate having a reduced number of cracks and high processibility, a method for manufacturing an epitaxial wafer, a Si(1-v-w-x)CwAlxNv substrate, and an epitaxial wafer. A method for manufacturing a Si(1-v-w-x)CwAlxNv substrate 10a includes the following steps. First, a Si substrate 11 is prepared. A Si(1-v-w-x)CwAlxNv layer (0<v<1, 0<w<1, 0<x<1, and 0<v+w+x<1) is then grown on the Si substrate at a temperature below 550° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Issei Satoh, Michimasa Miyanaga, Shinsuke Fujiwara, Hideaki Nakahata
  • Publication number: 20110003119
    Abstract: The invention is directed to high purity zirconia-based and/or hafnia-based materials and coatings for high temperature cycling applications. Thermal barrier coatings made from the invention high purity material was found to have significantly improved sintering resistance relative to coatings made from current materials of lower purity. The invention materials are high purity zirconia and/or hafnia partially or fully stabilized by one or any combinations of the following stabilizers: yttria, ytterbia, scandia, lanthanide oxide and actinide oxide. Limits for impurity oxide, oxides other than the intended ingredients, that lead to significantly improved sintering resistance were discovered. High purity coating structures suitable for high temperature cycling applications and for application onto a substrate were provided. In one structure, the coating comprises a ceramic matrix, porosity and micro cracks. In another structure, the coating comprises a ceramic matrix, porosity, macro cracks and micro cracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Jacobus C. Doesburg, Liangde Xie, Richard Schmid, Matthew Gold
  • Patent number: 7785686
    Abstract: A molding for a vehicle eliminates the need for equipment and reduces assembly time. An end cap has an end cap main unit inserted into the inner space from an opening in a molding main unit end surface, a catch portion (engaging portion) to engage and disengage from a molding main unit curved portion (engaged portion). The base end portion is rotatably installed in the end cap main unit and the rotating end portion side is inserted into the inner space from the opening in the molding main unit end surface. An end cap movable portion on which a second protrusion is formed contacts a first protrusion in the molding main unit to prevent movement in the direction removing the end cap from the opening in the molding main unit by making contact with the first protrusion when the catch portion has engaged the curved portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Fukui, Tatsuya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 7776188
    Abstract: A transport belt for a machine for producing a fiber material web, in particular paper or paperboard, has, on a web material side, a web material contact surface and, on a machine side, a machine contact surface, wherein a multiplicity of depressions are provided in the transport belt on the machine side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Antony Morton, Daniel Gronych, Michael Straub
  • Publication number: 20100196663
    Abstract: A segmented abradable ceramic coating comprises a bond coat layer, at least one segmented 7 weight percent yttria-stabilized zirconia layer disposed upon said bond coat layer, and at least one 12 weight percent yttria-stabilized zirconia layer disposed upon said at least one segmented 7 weight percent yttria-stabilized zirconia layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Melvin Freling, Kevin W. Schlichting
  • Publication number: 20100089268
    Abstract: A solvent-soluble, radiation-polymerizable, oleophilic resin coating non-ionically adhered on a hydrophilic substrate can be imagewise exposed to polymerizing radiation and then directly processed by the application of disruptive mechanical forces such as compression or tension to remove the unimaged areas as undissolved particles, using pressurized water and brushing pre-press, or the tack of the ink on-press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Howard A. Fromson
  • Publication number: 20100068460
    Abstract: A method for producing a polymer piezoelectric film, comprising: a process of moving and stretching a crystalline polar polymer sheet in contact with a conductive stretching roller having a diameter of at least 30 mm and a surface friction coefficient which has been reduced to such a level as to allow a relative displacement of the crystalline polar polymer sheet in contact with the conductive stretching roller: and a step in the process of applying a polarization voltage between an electrode disposed opposite to the crystalline polar polymer sheet and the conductive stretching roller to polarize the crystalline polar polymer sheet. As a result, it is possible to stably produce a polymer piezoelectric film exhibiting stable piezoelectricity over a large area. Especially, it is possible to obtain polymer piezoelectric film exhibiting a temperature-dispersion peak temperature of d31 piezoelectricity coefficient at least 120° C. and surface scratches extending in one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Moriyama, Ken'ichi Nakamura, Kazuyuki Suzuki, Keitarou Suzuki