Void-containing Component Is Inorganic Patents (Class 428/307.3)
  • Patent number: 11560338
    Abstract: A joint compound system includes a set-inhibited, pre-wetted, setting-type, ready-mix joint compound and a set initiator. The set-inhibited, pre-wetted, setting-type joint compound includes a ready-mixed, setting-type joint compound base with a calcium-free phosphate set preventing agent that impedes chemical hydration of a gypsum component of the setting-type joint compound. The joint compound base is free of calcium carbonate. The set initiator includes alum to reinitiate the chemical hydration reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Richard B. Stevens, Charles J. Miller
  • Patent number: 11549005
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic resin composition that reduces uneven distribution of inorganic substance particles and is suitable for producing a formed article having excellent appearance and mechanical properties even when the thermoplastic resin is highly filled with inorganic substance powder and a formed article using this thermoplastic resin composition. Provided are an inorganic substance powder-containing thermoplastic resin composition including a thermoplastic resin and inorganic substance powder in a mass ratio of 50:50 to 10:90, in which the inorganic substance powder is calcium carbonate particles, the calcium carbonate particles include at least two groups of particles having different average particle diameters, and any of the average particle diameters of the particle groups is within a range of 0.7 ?m or more and 6.0 ?m or less; and a formed article using this inorganic substance powder-containing thermoplastic resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TBM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakamura, Eiji Mizuno, Taichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10738197
    Abstract: An optical member includes a substrate and an antireflection film on the substrate. The antireflection film includes a porous layer at the surface thereof. The porous layer contains silicon oxide particles and a binder. The porous layer is provided with a fluororesin on at least part of the surface of the porous layer. The contact angle of n-hexadecane on the surface of the antireflection film is in the range of 50° to 80°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Tomonari Nakayama, Kenji Makino
  • Patent number: 10649567
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus with integrated touch screen, in which a relative permittivity of an encapsulation layer is reduced, thereby increasing touch sensitivity. The display apparatus with integrated touch screen includes a light emitting layer disposed on a lower substrate, an encapsulation layer disposed on the light emitting layer, and a touch electrode disposed on the encapsulation layer. The encapsulation layer includes a first elastic layer disposed on the light emitting layer, a low dielectric layer disposed on the first elastic layer, and a second elastic layer disposed on the low dielectric layer. A relative permittivity of the low dielectric layer is 2.5 to 2.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byonghoo Kim, Sangheun Lee, Jeonghoon Lee, Sungjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10622919
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nano-porous thin film comprising a supramolecular structure having a skeleton, a first compound block and a second compound block including a functional group is self-assembled to form a spherical micelle, the first compound block constitutes a core of the spherical micelle, and the second compound block constitutes a shell of the spherical micelle, the first compound block is removed from the spherical micelle while the second compound is remaining so that the remaining second compound provide the skeleton of the supramolecular structure, the supramolecular structure comprises pores formed therein, and metal ions selectively bonded to the functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Cheolmin Park, Chanho Park, Giyoung Song, Sun Man Cho
  • Patent number: 10584264
    Abstract: A hydrophobic and oleophobic coating composition includes at least a polysilazane polymer, a fluoroacrylate copolymer, and a thermosetting fluorinated polymer. The coating composition can be applied to a substrate in a single-step process as a thick and durable polymeric layer. Methods for making the coating composition and related articles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Newtech LLC
    Inventor: Steven Martin Johnson
  • Patent number: 10577797
    Abstract: A thermal barrier panel, the panel having a top face overlying a monolithic core, the core comprising a mixture of expanded glass granules, ceramic microspheres and a calcium aluminate cement binder, the expanded glass granules are selected from the group consisting of small granules having a size of about 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm, intermediate granules having a size of about 1.10 mm to 2.00 mm, and large granules having a size of about 2.10 mm to 4.00 mm wherein the volume of intermediate size granules comprises more than 50% of the mixture of expanded glass granules and the balance comprises small and large granules in a ratio of 1:2. The invention is also directed to a shipping container fitted with the fire containment panels of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CELLBLOCK FCS, LLC
    Inventors: Dylan Francis Vandemark, Matthew Lloyd Vandemark
  • Patent number: 10256109
    Abstract: A method for etching silicon-containing films is disclosed. The method includes the steps of introducing a vapor of a nitrogen containing etching compound into a reaction chamber containing a silicon-containing film on a substrate, wherein the nitrogen containing etching compound is an organofluorine compound containing at least one C?N or C?N functional group; introducing an inert gas into the reaction chamber; and activating a plasma to produce an activated nitrogen containing etching compound capable of etching the silicon-containing film from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: American Air Liquide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Surla, Rahul Gupta, Venkateswara R. Pallem
  • Patent number: 10022789
    Abstract: A system for forming a soft magnetic bulk material of a predetermined shape from a magnetic material and a source of insulating material. The systems has a heating device; a deposition device; a support configured to support the soft magnetic bulk material of the predetermined shape; and a mask configured as a negative of at least a portion of the predetermined shape. The heating device heats the magnetic material to form particles having a softened state and wherein the deposition device deposits successive layers of particles of the magnetic material in the softened state on the support with the mask located between the deposition device and the support. The mask is indexed to a position relative to the support upon deposition of the successive layers. The mask selectively blocks the successive layers of particles of the magnetic material in the softened state from being deposited on the support forming the soft magnetic bulk material of a predetermined shape on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Sripati Sah
  • Patent number: 9406420
    Abstract: A coil component 1 is provided with coil conductors 10a and 10b and a magnetic metal powder containing resin 22 (22a and 22b) covering the coil conductors 10a and 10b. The magnetic metal powder containing resin 22 includes first metal powder having a first average grain diameter, second metal powder having a second average grain diameter that is smaller than the first average grain diameter, and third metal powder having a third average grain diameter that is smaller than the second average grain diameter. The first average grain diameter is 15 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less. The third average grain diameter is 2 ?m or less. The first metal powder mainly contains Permalloy and the second and third metal powders mainly contain carbonyl iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ohkubo, Kyohei Tonoyama, Makoto Morita, Tomokazu Ito, Hideto Itoh, Yoshihiro Maeda, Manabu Ohta, Yuuya Kaname, Takahiro Kawahara
  • Patent number: 9324972
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device comprises a substrate that includes a plurality of pixel regions; a conductive line arranged on the substrate; and an anti-reflective layer arranged on the conductive line, wherein the anti-reflective layer includes an intermediate layer arranged on the conductive line and a semi-transparent layer arranged on the intermediate layer, and the conductive line is electrically connected with the semi-transparent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee Seok Yang, Jong Kyun Lee
  • Publication number: 20150123604
    Abstract: Provided are a magnetic field shield sheet for a wireless charger, which blocks an effect of an alternating-current magnetic field generated when a charger function for a portable mobile terminal device is implemented in a non-contact wireless manner on a main body of the portable mobile terminal device and exhibits excellent electric power transmission efficiency, a method of manufacturing the sheet, and a receiver for the wireless charger by using the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Dong Hoon Lee, Kil Jae Jang
  • Publication number: 20150064394
    Abstract: Techniques for forming portions of a computing device are described herein. The techniques include a method including forming a first portion of a computing device, the first portion composed of a metal. A nanostructure layer of the first portion is formed, and a second portion of the computing device is formed, wherein the second portion composed of a polymer. The method includes coupling the first portion to the second portion by injection molding the polymer of the second portion onto the nanostructure layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Gwin, Mark Sprenger
  • Patent number: 8962143
    Abstract: A PTFE-based sliding material, wherein the porous sintered layer on the surface of backing metal is impregnated with baked PTFE, with one or both of the solid lubricant and wear-resistant additive together with fibrous PTFE forming an entangled fibrous PTFE structure, is used for a bearing of air-conditioner. Resistance of the bearing for local wear is required. Such wear resistance is to be enhanced. Carbides of an oligomer or polymer containing a hydrophilic group formed during baking are incorporated in the entangled structure of fibrous PTFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Yoshikawa, Akira Sawamoto, Hiroshi Ueda
  • 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: 8920825
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a novel composition which acts as a barrier to noxious agents while adding self-detoxifying catalytic treatments to neutralize the noxious and harmful warfare agents when applied for example on a fabric, or other solid support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Stedfast, Inc., U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Chemical Technology Team
    Inventors: Hamid Benaddi, Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140363658
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy, an aluminum alloy resin composite, a method of preparing aluminum alloy, and a method of preparing aluminum alloy-resin composite are provided. The aluminum alloy may comprise: an aluminum alloy substrate; and an oxide layer formed on the surface of the aluminum alloy substrate. The oxide layer comprises an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface contains corrosion pores having an average diameter of about 200 nm to about 2000 nm; and the inner surface contains nanopores having an average diameter of about 10 nm to about 100 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jian SUN, Juan ZENG, Jun CHENG
  • Publication number: 20140363659
    Abstract: A method of preparing an aluminum alloy resin composite comprises: providing an aluminum alloy substrate having an oxide layer on a surface thereof, wherein the oxide layer has one or more nanopores; forming one or more corrosion pores on an outer surface of the oxide layer by using a corrosion agent, wherein the corrosion agent is at least one selected from a group of ammonia, ammonium salt, hydrazine, hydrazine derivative, and water-soluble amine compound; and injection molding a resin composition to the surface of the aluminum alloy substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jian SUN, Yanqin WU, Qiang GUO, Liang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140363657
    Abstract: A metal-resin composite and method for producing the same are provided. The method comprises: A) forming nanopores in at least a part of a surface of a metal sheet; and B) injection molding a thermoplastic resin directly on the surface of the metal sheet. The thermoplastic resin includes a main resin and a polyolefin resin. The main resin includes a mixture of polyphenylene ether and polyphenylene sulfide. And the polyolefin resin has a melting point of about 65° C. to about 105° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Qing GONG, Xiong ZHANG, Yihu ZHANG, Wei ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20140302305
    Abstract: A composite includes a porous matrix that includes a molybdenum-silicon-boron (Mo—Si—B) alloy that has a plurality of pores with a lubricant in contact with the Mo—Si—B alloy, a hydrophobic compound in contact with the Mo—Si—B alloy, or a combination thereof. A method for preparing a porous composite includes disposing a porous matrix comprising a Mo—Si—B alloy on a substrate, the Mo—Si—B alloy comprising a plurality of pores; disposing a lubricant on a surface of the porous matrix; and disposing a hydrophobic compound on a surface of the porous matrix to form the porous composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Somesh Kumar Mukherjee, Vivekanand Sista, John H. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20140242374
    Abstract: Various methods, apparatuses and devices relate to porous metal layers on a substrate which are three-dimensionally coated. In one embodiment, a porous metal layer is deposited over a substrate. The porous metal layer can be three-dimensionally coated with a coating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Johann Strasser, Thomas Kunstmann, Manfred Frank, Werner Robl, Maximilian Krug, Simon Faiss, Matthias Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140241509
    Abstract: The invention provides a mesoporous structured material having a stacked structure, including a mesoporous structured material and a planarization layer existing on a surface of the mesoporous structured material. wherein the mesoporous structured material consists of a mesoporous matrix having mesopores and a material existing in the mesopores, the mesopores are exposed on a surface of the mesoporous matrix, and the planarization layer is existing in the mesopores exposed on the surface of the mesoporous matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Shin Kitamura, Masahiko Takahashi, Hirokatsu Miyata
  • Patent number: 8815378
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transparent or semi-transparent substrate having, over at least a portion of at least one of its surfaces, a photocatalytic coating based on titanium oxide and characterized in that the coated surface has a luminous reflectance less than that of a non-coated surface of the substrate. The invention also relates to methods for obtaining a substrate of this type and to uses for this substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Saint Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Lethicia Gueneau, Mauricette Rondet, Eric Mattmann
  • Patent number: 8778488
    Abstract: A composition having nanoparticles of silicon carbide and a carbonaceous matrix or silicon matrix. The composition is not in the form of a powder. A composition having silicon and an organic compound having a char yield of at least 60% by weight or a thermoset made from the organic compound. A method of combining silicon and the organic compound and heating to form silicon carbide or silicon nitride nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Teddy M Keller, Andrew Saab, Matthew Laskoski, Syed B Qadri
  • Patent number: 8746164
    Abstract: Coatings on a substrate and application methods result in coatings that can withstand different types or groups of bulk cargo and operations. This novel approach includes use of a combination of layers of coating materials at certain thicknesses and applied with certain techniques. In certain embodiments, the coating system includes coatings applied to a pretreated substrate, e.g., blasted steel cargo hold plates of an oceangoing vessel. The coatings include a bond layer and a resistance layer, e.g., an anti-corrosive layer tailored to resist at least one of corrosion, erosion, impact and wear of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Molz, James Frank Leach, Jr., Christopher Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20140144161
    Abstract: Novel method of preserving the internal environmental air temperature and thereby stabilizing the temperature within the cargo compartment of a transport container, and thereby protecting the cargo itself from degradation due to temperature fluxuations, including a freeze and heat barrier attained through the characteristics of the article of manufacture, composition of matter, and method of preservation of the internal environmental air temperature and proximate cargo within said cargo compartment; along with a machine or devise that is used as either a stand-alone container, or as an insert to retrofit existing containers so as to make said retrofitted devices capable of providing cooling over an extended period of time are disclosed. The inserted cargo compartments described herein are particularly useful for temperature-stabilizing cargo compartment shipping containers that are required to maintain a temperature below ambient for a time sufficient to complete delivery of the container and its contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Robin L Pointer, P. Mario DiNello, Joseph Altomonte, Robert C Raymond
  • Publication number: 20140127490
    Abstract: An aerogel fabricated by forming an aqueous suspension including carbon nanotubes and a surfactant, agitating the aqueous suspension, and centrifuging the agitated suspension to form a supernatant including the carbon nanotubes. The supernatant is concentrated to form a concentrated suspension including the carbon nanotubes, and a hydrogel is formed from the concentrated suspension. The hydrogen is contacted with a strong acid to form an acidic hydrogel and to remove surfactant from the hydrogel, and then neutralized. An aerogel is formed from the hydrogel. The aerogel may consist essentially of carbon nanotubes. A composite may be formed from the hydrogel or the aerogel by infiltrating the hydrogel or the aerogel with a polymeric material and curing or pyrolyzing the polymeric material. The composite may be electrically conductive, transparent, flexible, superelastic, or any combination thereof. A device, such as a flexible conductor, sensor, or electrode may include the aerogel or the composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Mohammad F. Islam, Kyu Hun Kim, Youngseok Oh, Ilha Lee
  • Patent number: 8709960
    Abstract: Provided here is a method of producing a monolithic body from a porous matrix, comprising: (i) providing a porous matrix having interstitial spaces and comprising at least a first reactant; (ii) contacting the porous matrix with an infiltrating medium that carries at least a second reactant; (iii) allowing the infiltrating medium to infiltrate at least a portion of the interstitial spaces of the porous matrix under conditions that promote a reaction between the at least first reactant and the at least second reactant to provide at least a first product; and (iv) allowing the at least first product to form and fill at least a portion of the interstitial spaces of the porous matrix, thereby producing a monolithic body, wherein the monolithic body does not comprise barium titanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Vahit Atakan
  • Publication number: 20140093718
    Abstract: A composite of metal and resin includes a metal piece and a resin piece. The metal piece includes a surface. Micropores are formed on the surface. The micropores have inlet diameters smaller than bottom diameters thereof. The resin piece is partially inserted into the micropores to combine with the metal piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140049348
    Abstract: A magnetic material suitable for a coil component has multiple metal grains constituted by Fe—Si-M soft magnetic alloy (where M is a metal element that oxidizes more easily than Fe) and oxide film formed on the surface of the metal grains, wherein such magnetic material includes a grain compact having bonding parts where adjacent metal grains are bonded together via the oxide film formed on their surface, and bonding parts where metal grains are directly bonded together in areas where oxide film does not exist. The magnetic material is capable of improving both insulation resistance and magnetic permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Matsuura, Kenji Otake
  • Patent number: 8642058
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a novel composition which acts as a barrier to noxious agents while adding self-detoxifying catalytic treatments to neutralize the noxious and harmful warfare agents when applied for example on a fabric, or other solid support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Chemical Technology Team, Stedfast Inc.
    Inventors: Hamid Benaddi, Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
  • Patent number: 8603239
    Abstract: This invention relates to a formulation with the addition of low density additives of volcanic ash, hollow ceramic microspheres or a combination of microspheres and volcanic ash or other low density additives into cementitious cellulose fiber reinforced building materials. This formulation is advantageously lightweight or low density compared as compared to current fiber cement products without the increased moisture expansion and freeze-thaw degradation usually associated with the addition of lightweight inorganic materials to fiber cement mixes. The low density additives also give the material improved thermal dimensional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: James A. Gleeson, Kalynne H. Paradis, Brian P. Sloane, David L. Melmeth, Dean M. Seligman
  • Patent number: 8597789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to innovative antifouling additives, to a process for producing them, to coating systems comprising the antifouling systems of the invention, to a process for producing the coating systems, and to the use of the antifouling additives and coating systems of the invention for preventing the underwater fouling of surfaces of objects which are in contact or come into contact with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Katharina Schulz, Rüdiger Mertsch, Jürgen Meyer, Günther Michael, Matthias Rochnia, Thorsten Schultz, Juri Tschernjaew
  • Patent number: 8563124
    Abstract: Methods of forming an electrically-conductive mesoporous carbon structure with interconnected pores or highly interconnected pores, and the resulting structures are described. The structure is formed by providing a mesoporous template, filling the mesopores with an organic precursor, polymerizing the organic precursor, pyrolyzing the polymerized organic precursor, and etching away the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Bradley F. Chmelka, George L. Athens, An-Hui Lu
  • Patent number: 8557384
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising an alkali metal silicate, a wetting agent, and a hydrophilic antifog agent forms an antifog coating on a substrate. The coating may be applied to the surface of a film from an aqueous dispersion of the ingredients, followed by drying to form a composite film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Chen Zhao, Cornell Chappell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8524359
    Abstract: An exterior heat insulation panel is disclosed which uses vaporization heat of water. The exterior heat insulation panel is installed on the surface of a roof or walls of a structure and is used for cooling and air-conditioning of structures, particularly, to an exterior heat insulation panel which can achieve high efficiency and energy-saving. The exterior heat insulation panel includes a surface layer having a continuous capillary tube structure and a non-capillary tube void structure made of porous aggregate combined by a hydrophilic binding component, and a foamed organic resin type of heat-retaining board having closed pores. The heat-retaining board and the surface layer are integrated by compression molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kaisui Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Itsuki Tsunemori, Kazuo Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 8516690
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive joint package in which an anisotropic conductive film is joined to at least one conductive material selected from among the group consisting of gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), magnesium (Mg), nickel (Ni), a tin oxide doped with indium (ITO), molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe), palladium (Pd), beryllium (Be), and rhenium (Re).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Hatanaka, Yoshinori Hotta, Tadabumi Tomita
  • Publication number: 20130183516
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for modifying one or more properties of porous thin films. In such methods, a formulation comprising a reactive species is applied to the porous thin film and allowed to crosslink. In some embodiments, the crosslinked network thus formed imparts increased mechanical strength and wear resistance to the porous thin films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Krogman, David Olmeijer, Rajul Shah, Benjamin Wang
  • Publication number: 20130134081
    Abstract: A hybrid porous structure may include a base template and an ionic polymer coating layer within the base template. The structural framework of the base template itself is non-porous. The base template fills the gaps among a plurality of imaginary spherical bodies stacked in three-dimensions as an imaginary stack. The ionic polymer coating layer is laminated on an inner surface of the base template inside the imaginary spherical bodies. The imaginary spherical bodies may have a pore in the center which is not occupied by the ionic polymer coating layer. The hybrid porous structure may include a plurality of necks, which are openings formed in a contact part where adjacent imaginary spherical bodies contact each other. The necks may be interconnected to the pores located in the center part of the imaginary spherical bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Hyo Kang, Pil Jin Yoo, Sung Soo Han, Young Hun Kim, Seon Ju Yeo
  • Patent number: 8449973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reflective member. The reflective member includes a reflective layer formed to be porous using an inorganic material. The reflective layer has a porosity of 15-43%. The reflective layer is formed by partly combining a plurality of inorganic particles with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Kousuke Katabe, Yuki Mori
  • Patent number: 8394492
    Abstract: This invention comprises reinforced aerogel monoliths such as silica aerogels having a polymer coating on its outer geometric surface boundary, and to the method of preparing said aerogel monoliths. The polymer coatings on the aerogel monoliths are derived from polymer precursors selected from the group consisting of isocyanates as a precursor, precursors of epoxies, and precursors of polyimides. The coated aerogel monoliths can be modified further by encapsulating the aerogel with the polymer precursor reinforced with fibers such as carbon or glass fibers to obtain mechanically reinforced composite encapsulated aerogel monoliths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Nicholas Leventis, James C. Johnston, Maria A. Kuczmarski, Mary Ann B. Meador
  • Patent number: 8318297
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a synthetic nanostructure. In one embodiment, the synthetic nanostructure has a top region substantially comprising titanate nanowires, a middle region substantially comprising titanate nanoparticles and titanate nanowires, and a bottom region substantially comprising titanium, wherein some of the titanate nanowires of the top region are extending into the middle region, wherein the middle region is between the top region and the bottom region, and wherein some of the titanate nanowires of the top region are substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface of the titanium substrate. At least some of the titanate nanowires in the top region form 3D macroporous scaffolds with interconnected macropores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
    Inventors: Z. Ryan Tian, Joshua Epstein
  • Publication number: 20120295094
    Abstract: A composite article includes a glass part and a plastic part. The glass part includes a porous surface defining a plurality of nano-pores. Each nano-pore has a pore opening size between about 50 nm and about 200 nm. The plastic part is molded on the porous surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
  • Patent number: 8298647
    Abstract: Multi-layered cellular metallic glass structures and methods of preparing the same are provided. In one embodiment, the cellular metallic glass structure includes at least one patterned metallic glass sheet and at least one additional sheet. The at least one patterned metallic glass sheet may include multiple sheets connected together to form a group of sheets, and the structure may include a group of sheets sandwiched between two outer sheets. The patterned metallic glass sheets may be patterned by thermoplastically forming two- and/or three-dimensional patterns in the metallic glass sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert D. Conner, Marios D. Demetriou, LeRoy A. Dunning, William L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8283027
    Abstract: A composite material formulated for slow release of a small molecule in seawater includes a porous inorganic oxide framework and micelles embedded within the pores of the framework. The micelles include a surfactant and a small molecule, the surfactant being present in the composite material at no more than 80 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight inorganic oxide, the composite material being stable in seawater for releasing the small molecule over at least 20 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brian Melde, Michael A. Markowitz
  • Patent number: 8257825
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, including a porous membrane including ceramic fibers crisscrossed in a network and pores formed by the ceramic fibers coalesced at intersection points, and a proton conductive polymer inside the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Tak Kim, Ho-Jin Kweon
  • Patent number: 8231967
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surface-treated ceramic member which has a coating film-formed surface comprising a ceramic sintered body with a porosity of 1% or less and a sol-gel coating film of a silicon alkoxide compound polymer formed on at least a part of a ceramic sintered body, wherein the coating film and the surface of the body are coexistent in the coating film-formed surface. Specifically the area of the sol-gel coating film accounts for 5 to 80% of the total area of the coating film-formed surface. The surface-treated ceramic member has excellent corrosion resistance and is free from scattering of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignees: ULVAC, Inc., Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuaki Nakano, Junichi Itoh, Daisuke Hiramatsu, Tadahisa Arahori, Ken Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8216667
    Abstract: This invention provides a tantalum carbide-coated carbon material, which has excellent corrosion resistance to reducing gases and thermal shock resistance at high temperatures, and a process for producing the same. The tantalum carbide-coated carbon material comprises a carbon substrate and a coating film provided on the carbon substrate directly or through an intermediate layer. The coating film is formed of a large number of densely aggregated fine crystals of tantalum carbide. The diffraction line of the (220) plane of tantalum carbide shows the maximum diffraction intensity in an X-ray diffraction pattern of the coating film. More preferably, this diffraction intensity is not less than four times the intensity of a diffraction line showing the second highest diffraction intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tanso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Fujiwara, Norimasa Yamada, Yoshihisa Abe
  • Patent number: 8197573
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for depositing agents relatively deep within pores of bio-char. Bio-char is first produced in an airtight oven by heating biomass feedstock. The bio-char is then cooled and steam is diffused into the pores of the bio-char. The steam-laden bio-char is immersed in a liquid bath containing soluble agents that are to be deposited in the pores of the bio-char. The liquid bath cools the char to below the condensation temperature of the steam, whereupon the condensing steam generates a partial vacuum within the pores, drawing the liquid into the pores. The bio-char is then removed from the liquid bath and dried so that the liquid within the pores evaporates, leaving behind the soluble agent. Accordingly, the invention yields bio-char that has soluble agent embedded relatively deep within its pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Greenpyro, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald C. Scharf
  • Patent number: 8182905
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for forming low density ceramic felt material cores which are sandwiched between ceramic matrix composites to form a ceramic matrix laminate possessing a high strength-to-density ratio while maintaining a stiffness required for mechanical applications. The core and face plates are coupled together using a chemical vapor process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Kmetz