Glass, Ceramic, Or Sintered, Fused, Fired, Or Calcined Metal Oxide Or Metal Carbide Containing (e.g., Porcelain, Brick, Cement, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/34.4)
  • Patent number: 10596304
    Abstract: Devices are provided which are functionalized to include surface regions having anti-infective agents. Methods are provided for functionalizing various material surfaces to include active surface regions for binding anti-infective agents. Methods are provided by which anti-infective moieties or agents are bonded to functionalized surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: Orthobond Corporation, The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Randell Clevenger, Thomas J. Dennes, Jeffrey Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10577274
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass composition may include from 67 mol. % to about 75 mol. % SiO2; from about 6 mol. % to about 10 mol. % Al2O3; and from about 5 mol. % to about 12 mol. % alkali oxide. The alkali oxide may include K2O in an amount less than or equal to 0.5 mol. %. The glass composition may further include from about 9 mol. % to about 15 mol. % of alkaline earth oxide. The alkaline earth oxide may include greater than about 0 mol. % and less than or equal to 3 mol. % MgO, from 2 mol. % to about 7 mol % CaO, at least one of SrO and BaO. The glass composition may further include less than 1 mol. % B2O3. A ratio of a concentration of MgO to the sum of the concentration of divalent cations (MgO:?RO) may be less than 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena
  • Patent number: 10501359
    Abstract: A method for controlling the thickness of a glass ribbon and an article produced thereby are provided. The method includes: providing a glass ribbon by drawing from a melt or redrawing from a preform; predefining a nominal thickness of the glass ribbon; determining the thickness of the glass ribbon over its entire net width; determining at least one deviation of the thickness of the glass ribbon from the predefined nominal thickness; identifying the area of the thickness deviation in the glass ribbon; and heating the area of the at least one thickness deviation in the glass ribbon using a laser, so that the glass ribbon attains the predefined thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Frank Buellesfeld, Ulrich Lange, Georg Haselhorst
  • Patent number: 10450219
    Abstract: A composite powder of the present invention includes a glass powder and a ceramic powder, wherein a content of the glass powder is from 30 vol % to 60 vol %, wherein a content of the ceramic powder is from 40 vol % to 70 vol %, wherein the glass powder includes as a glass composition, in terms of mass %, 10% to 30% of SiO2, more than 20% to 40% of B2O3, 20% to 40% of SrO+BaO, 0% to 10% of Al2O3, and 0% to 15% of ZnO, and wherein the composite powder is used for a light reflective substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio Umayahara, Kumiko Himei
  • Patent number: 10441505
    Abstract: The present invention is based, at least in part, on the identification of a pharmaceutical container formed, at least in part, of a glass composition which exhibits a reduced propensity to delaminate, i.e., a reduced propensity to shed glass particulates. As a result, the presently claimed containers are particularly suited for storage of pharmaceutical compositions and, specifically, a pharmaceutical solution comprising a pharmaceutically active ingredient, for example, LEVEMIR, NOVOLOG, NOVOLIN 70-30, NOVOLIN R, NOVOLIN N, NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 and NOVOLIN L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Wendell P. Weeks, Robert Anthony Schaut, Steven Edward DeMartino, John Stephen Peanasky
  • Patent number: 10424606
    Abstract: Embodiments are related to systems and methods for forming vias in a substrate, and more particularly to systems and methods for reducing substrate surface disruption during via formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Matthew Garner, Daniel Wayne Levesque, Jr., Robert George Manley, Garrett Andrew Piech, Rajesh Vaddi, Heather Nicole Vanselous
  • Patent number: 10414689
    Abstract: A hollow spherical glass particle, comprising aluminum oxide Al2O3, silicon dioxide SiO2 and at least one metal oxide, wherein the metal oxide is selected from the group consisting of alkali metal oxides and alkaline earth metal oxides, wherein the ratio of aluminum atoms to alkali metal atoms is about 1:1 and the ratio of aluminum atoms to earth alkali atoms is about 2:1, with the proviso that the hollow spherical glass particle is free of boron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventor: Alexander Isaev
  • Patent number: 10400095
    Abstract: Provided is a rubber composition for injection molding. The rubber composition includes a rubber component selected from a natural rubber or a synthetic rubber and an ethylene oligomer. The ethylene oligomer is an ethylene homo-oligomer or an ethylene co-oligomer. The ethylene oligomer has a melting point of 130° C. or less, as determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and a weight average molecular weight of 40,000 or less, a number average molecular weight of 15,000 or less or a viscosity average molecular weight of 15,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FINE CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Yull Lee
  • Patent number: 10358861
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of producing a vacuum insulated glazing (VIG) unit, a VIG unit produced by means of the method and a bonded assembly for providing to an evacuation hole in a glass pane of a VIG unit, where an evacuation tube has an outer diameter (Dtube) which is less that the smallest internal diameter of the evacuation hole, the method including providing a support a supporting structure over an evacuation hole in a glass pane of the VIG unit, and a proximal end of the evacuation tube rests on the supporting structure so that the position of the evacuation tube in the direction perpendicular to the outer surface of the first pane is defined by the supporting structure, and so that the proximal opening of the evacuation tube is in correspondence with the evacuation hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Carsten Jensen, Thibault De Rycke
  • Patent number: 10331039
    Abstract: Methods of reducing a pattern displacement error, contrast loss, best focus shift, and/or tilt of a Bossung curve, of a portion of a design layout used in a patterning process for imaging that portion onto a substrate using a lithographic apparatus. The methods include determining or adjusting one or more characteristics of one or more assist features using one or more rules based on one or more parameters selected from: one or more characteristics of one or more design features in the portion, one or more characteristics of the patterning process, one or more characteristics of the lithographic apparatus, and/or a combination selected from the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Duan-Fu Stephen Hsu, Kurt E. Wampler
  • Patent number: 10051753
    Abstract: A cover glass article includes a glass body having a three-dimensional shape, an inside surface, and an outside surface. Each of the inside and outside surfaces has a surface roughness (Ra) less than 1 nm and is free of indentations having diameters larger than 150 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Karl David Ehemann, Keith Raymond Gaylo, William Brashear Mattingly, III, Connor Thomas O'Malley, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Kevin Lee Wasson
  • Patent number: 9828691
    Abstract: A method for producing a solar crucible includes providing a crucible base body of transparent or opaque fused silica having an inner wall, providing a dispersion containing amorphous SiO2 particles, applying a SiO2-containing slip layer to at least a part of the inner wall by using the dispersion, drying the slip layer to form a SiO2-containing grain layer and thermally densifying the SiO2-containing grain layer to form a diffusion barrier layer. The dispersion contains a dispersion liquid and amorphous SiO2 particles that form a coarse fraction and a fine fraction with SiO2 nanoparticles. The weight percentage of the SiO2 nanoparticles based on the solids content of the dispersion is in the range between 2 and 15% by weight. The SiO2-containing grain layer is thermally densified into the diffusion barrier layer through the heating up of the silicon in the crystal growing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Heraes Quarzglas GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Schenk, Gerrit Scheich, Nils-Christian Nielsen, Walter Lehmann, Bernhard Freudenberg, Kaspars Dadzis, Sandra Nadolny, Franziska Wolny, Gerd Fischer
  • Patent number: 9828535
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesive being highly environmentally-friendly, as well having sufficient adhesion, thermal stability and coating performance, and also having an excellent hand-peeling property and alkali-peeling property. The present invention relates to a hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesive for labeling comprising: (A) a polar functional group-modified conjugated diene-based polymer, (B) an aliphatic polyester-based resin, and (C) a tackifier resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Makoto Takenaka, Tadashi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 9809902
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for evaluating a vitreous silica crucible which can measure a three-dimensional shape of the inner surface of the crucible in a non-destructive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sudo, Tadahiro Sato, Ken Kitahara, Eriko Kitahara, Makiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 9688438
    Abstract: The method serves for the plasma treatment of container-like workpieces. The workpiece is inserted into an at least partially evacuable chamber of a treatment station. The plasma chamber is bounded by a chamber base, a chamber cover and a lateral chamber wall. The plasma treatment causes a coating to be deposited on the workpiece. The plasma is ignited by microwave energy. The coating consists at least of a gas barrier layer and a bonding layer arranged between the workpiece and the gas barrier layer. The gas barrier layer contains SiOx and the bonding layer contains carbon. The gas barrier layer is produced from a gas that contains at least one silicon compound and argon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: KHS Corpoplast GmbH
    Inventors: Sonke Siebels, Michael Herbort
  • Patent number: 9636904
    Abstract: A method for forming a thermal transfer printing sheet, including (a) feeding a release sheet having a release surface; (b) transferring an image, which is to be thermally transferred and printed on a transfer medium, onto the release surface of the release sheet; (c) forming a thermoplastic resin pattern, which corresponds to the image as a transfer base material and which is to be colorless and transparent by heat and pressure, and transferring the thermoplastic resin pattern onto the release surface of the release sheet; and (d) fixing the image and the thermoplastic resin pattern onto the release surface of the release sheet in a film shape, through heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohumi Sano, Toshiaki Kanamura, Satoshi Mitsui
  • Patent number: 9630378
    Abstract: A device (1) for automated connection of two components (25, 27) in joint region (29) is proposed. The device (1) has a rotating winding device, especially a circle-segment-like rotor (3), which is arranged to guide a cloth tape (23) along winding paths (26) and to create a wound joint connection in the joint region (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT F ÜR TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Jürgen Fleischer, Jochen Schädel
  • Patent number: 9452816
    Abstract: A system for airship hull reinforcement and in-situ repair includes a sensor for detecting a leak in the airship hull of a lighter-than-air airship and a repair mechanism inside lighter-than-air airship for dispensing repair material to seal the leak. A durable airship hull includes an inner gas barrier, an outer gas barrier, and a microlattice layer sandwiched between the inner gas barrier and the outer gas barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Stratospheric Airships, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen B. Heppe
  • Patent number: 9416463
    Abstract: Provided is a vitreous silica crucible having a reference point, which is capable of accurately detecting the location of a defect in the vitreous silica crucible used for pulling silicon single crystal, determining a defect generating site of silicon single crystal, and investigating the cause of the defect. The reference point used for specifying the position relationship with respect to a particular part is formed in at least one site of an end portion, an inner wall and an outer wall of the crucible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sudo, Hiroshi Kishi
  • Patent number: 9346706
    Abstract: Methods of forming a glass article are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of forming a glass article includes translating a pulsed laser beam on a glass substrate sheet to form a laser damage region between a first surface and a second surface of the glass substrate sheet. The method further includes applying an etchant solution to the glass substrate sheet to remove a portion of the glass substrate sheet about the laser damage region. The method may further include strengthening the glass substrate sheet by an ion-exchange strengthening process, and coating the glass substrate sheet with an acid-resistant coating. Also disclosed are methods where the laser damage region has an initial geometry that changes to a desired geometry following the reforming of the glass substrate sheet such that the initial geometry of the laser damage region compensates for the bending of the glass substrate sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brandon A. Bazemore, Jeffrey A. Decker, Jiangwei Feng, Diane Kimberlie Guilfoyle, Daniel Ralph Harvey, Yuhui Jin, Laurent Joubaud, Xavier Lafosse, Alexander Mikhailovich Streltsov, Ljerka Ukrainczyk
  • Patent number: 9328009
    Abstract: Provided is a vitreous silica crucible for pulling a silicon single crystal, which stably suppresses surface vibration of a silicon melted solution filled therein and has a long life, and a method for manufacturing the same. The vitreous silica crucible for pulling a silicon single crystal includes a peripheral wall portion, a curved portion, and a bottom portion, wherein a plurality of minute concave portions are formed on a certain area of an inner surface of the peripheral wall portion, and a plurality of bubbles are formed on a lower position of the minute concave portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sudo, Hiroshi Kishi, Eriko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9330806
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductive ceramic sintered compact that has a conductivity high enough to attain static electricity removal and antistatic purposes and, at the same time, has excellent mechanical properties or stability over time. The semiconductive ceramic sintered compact includes at least a main phase and first and second phases contained in the main phase observed as a result of observation of any face of the sintered compact, the main phase being a ceramic sintered phase containing Al2O3 particles, the first phase being a grain boundary phase including a conductive substance-containing conductive phase and Al2O3 particles, the Al2O3 particles being present in an island-sea form in the conductive phase, the second phase being a grain boundary phase containing a conductive phase having the same composition as the conductive phase in the first phase and having a structure that electrically connects the first phases three-dimensionally to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Shimada, Yasutaka Ushijima, Atsushi Teramoto
  • Patent number: 9243736
    Abstract: Provided is an inner structure of a vacuum insulator with an assembly reciprocating support to increase an insulation performance, the structure of the vacuum insulator including a top board, a bottom board, and an assembly reciprocating support installed perpendicularly between the top board and the bottom board, the assembly reciprocating support including a solid shaft, a hollow shaft, and a connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tae-Ho Song, Seong Wook Cho, Hae-yong Jung, Jongmin Kim, In-Seok Yeo, Bongsu Choi, Jae Hyug Lee, SeungWook Kim, Wookjin Lee, Shin-Woo Jang
  • Patent number: 9193629
    Abstract: A cover composition comprises at least about 50 weight percent water, about 1 to about 50 weight percent of cement and/or fly ash, at least some fiber, at least some water dispersible polymer, and at least some acid, the cover composition being free of foaming agent. The acid is present in an amount sufficient to maintain the pH of the bulk material cover composition between about 1.0 and about 6.0. Also provided is a composition consisting essentially of about 70 to about 80 weight percent cellulosic water dispersible polymer, about 15 to about 30 weight percent fiber, and about 0.1 to about 5 weight percent acid, wherein the acid maintains the pH of the composition between about 1.0 and about 6.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LSC ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9187357
    Abstract: A vitreous silica crucible has high strength at high temperature, and allows easy taking-out from a susceptor after completion of pulling. The vitreous silica crucible includes a vitreous silica outer layer provided on the outer surface side of the crucible, a vitreous silica inner layer provided on the inner surface side of the crucible, and an vitreous silica intermediate layer provided between the vitreous silica outer layer and the vitreous silica inner layer. The vitreous silica outer layer has a mineralizer concentration of 100 ppm or more, and the vitreous silica intermediate layer and the vitreous silica inner layer has a mineralizer concentration of 50 ppm or less. The thickness of the vitreous silica outer layer is 0.5 mm to 2.0 mm on the bottom portion, and the thickness on the sidewall portion of the vitreous silica outer layer is larger than that on the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Super Quartz Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sudo, Masaru Sato
  • Patent number: 9115445
    Abstract: Provided is a vitreous silica crucible which has a special region for suppressing vibration of melt surface during pulling of a silicon single crystal and at the same time, a marking capable of accurately monitoring a changed position of the melt surface when passing through the special region. The special region for preventing sloshing of silicon melt is provided on an inner wall of a straight body portion, and the marking is provided at least at an upper end and a lower end of the special region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sudo, Hiroshi Kishi, Makiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 9107805
    Abstract: A container for pharmaceutical and medical applications made from glass, preferably from a borosilicate glass. The container is formed in the shape of a hollow body open at both its ends with a cylindrical portion having a wall thickness tolerance of maximally ±0.2 mm. The borosilicate glass has a nominal boron content that drops by less than 40% relative to the nominal value at all of the surfaces of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Andreas Langsdorf, Juergen Thuerk, Aurel Kunz, Ulrich Lange, Joachim Kuester, Bernd Loeffelbein, Marcus Meinefeld, Uwe Rothhaar, Axel Ohlinger
  • Publication number: 20150147497
    Abstract: A method of making soda-lime glass using 100 wt % cullet as the glass forming materials is disclosed. Also disclosed is a soda-lime glass container made according to this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Brouwer
  • Publication number: 20150140241
    Abstract: A method of producing a spiral cut transparent tube using laser machining includes using an ultrafast laser beam comprising a burst of laser pulses and focusing the laser beam on the transparent tube to enable relative movement between the laser beam and the transparent tube by moving the laser beam, the glass tube or both the laser beam and the glass tube. A beam waist is formed external to the surface of the transparent tube wherein the laser pulses and sufficient energy density is maintained within the transparent tube to form a continuous laser filament therethrough without causing optical breakdown. The method and delivery system makes a spiral cut in the transparent tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ROFIN-SINAR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: S. ABBAS HOSSEINI
  • Patent number: 9034442
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass container may include a body formed from a Type I, Class B glass composition according to ASTM Standard E438-92. The body may have an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall thickness extending between the outer surface and the inner surface. The body may also include a compressively stressed layer extending into the wall thickness from at least one of the outer surface and the inner surface. A lubricous coating may be positioned on at least a portion of the outer surface of the body, wherein the outer surface of the body with the lubricous coating has a coefficient of friction less than or equal to 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Steven Edward DeMartino, Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, John Stephen Peanasky, Robert Anthony Schaut, Christopher Lee Timmons
  • Patent number: 9034445
    Abstract: The invention provides a layered colored solar reflective system comprising (i) a first layer comprising a first particulate material having a substantially rutile crystal habit and an average particle size within a range of about 0.55 ?m and about 0.95 ?m, dispersed in a vehicle and (ii) a second layer positioned on at least a portion of the first layer, the second layer comprising a second particulate material having a substantially rutile crystal habit and an average particle size within a range of about 1.0 ?m and 1.6 ?m, and a colorant dispersed in a vehicle. The layered color solar reflective system may be applied onto a structure to provide a dark, intense color as well as enhanced total solar reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: TIOXIDE EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: John L. Edwards, Karl Lowry, Emily Ruth Parnham, John Robb
  • Publication number: 20150132511
    Abstract: In a known composite material with a fused silica matrix there are regions of silicon-containing phase embedded. In order to provide a composite material which is suitable for producing components for use in high-temperature processes for heat treatment even when exacting requirements are imposed on impermeability to gas and on purity, it is proposed in accordance with the invention that the composite material be impervious to gas, have a closed porosity of less than 0.5% and a specific density of at least 2.19 g/cm3, and at a temperature of 1000° C. have a spectral emissivity of at least 0.7 for wavelengths between 2 and 8 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: HERAEUS QUARZGLAS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gerrit Scheich, Christian Schenk, Frank Wessely, Nadine Tscholitsch, Christian Neumann, Stephan Moritz, Dirk Michel, Ashur Atanos
  • Patent number: 9028932
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass package (100) for sealing a device (120), to a system (110) comprising the glass package, a light source (210), a luminaire (200), a backlighting system (310), and to a display device (300). The glass package according to the invention comprises a first glass substrate (10), a second glass substrate (20), and a seal (30) sealing an interface between the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate. The seal comprises a frit (30) comprising glass. A CTE of the frit is chosen to be at least 10% lower compared to the CTE of the first glass substrate and/or of the second glass substrate. An effect of the glass package according to the invention is that the difference between the CTE of the frit compared to the CTE of the first glass substrate and/or the second glass substrate enables to generate a gas-tight sealed glass package while using a glass-material as the first glass substrate and/or as the second glass substrate which has a relatively high CTE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Franciscus Arnoldus Gerardus Van Dijk, Renatus Hendricus Maria Sanders, Petrus Henricus Maria Timmermans
  • Patent number: 9023453
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes at least one pillar-shaped honeycomb unit and a pair of electrodes. The pillar-shaped honeycomb unit includes an outer peripheral wall and cell walls. The cell walls extend along a longitudinal direction of the honeycomb unit to define cells. The cell walls are composed of a ceramic aggregate having pores. The cell walls contain a substance having an electrical resistivity lower than an electrical resistivity of ceramic forming the ceramic aggregate. The pair of electrodes is arranged at the cell walls and/or the outer peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiko Ido, Yoshihiro Koga, Takumi Asanuma, Takashi Ito
  • Patent number: 9023442
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metallization for a housing, for example for surface wave components, for use in strong magnetic fields as well as a nonmagnetic hermetically sealed cavity housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Vectron International GmbH
    Inventor: Richard Gruenwald
  • Patent number: 9017781
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a matting and/or frosting additive concentrate for polymers or polymer blends, said additive comprising to 75% by weight of hollow glass microspheres and 20 to 95% by weight of a liquid or waxy carrier material and optionally up to 75% by weight of additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Holland Colours N.V.
    Inventors: Antony Bernard O'Brien, Kimberly Marie Chaplin, Emily Louise Fisher, Lora Sue Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150110980
    Abstract: A process for cullet beneficiation by precipitation. A mass of cullet is melted to form a body of molten glass having a heavy metal con ration of greater than 100 ppm. A precipitate agent is introduced into the body of molten glass to form a heavy metal-containing precipitate phase and a liquid beneficiated glass phase within the body of molten glass. The precipitate phase may have a density greater than that of the liquid beneficiated glass phase. Thereafter, the liquid beneficiated glass phase is physically separated from the precipitate phase. The separated liquid beneficiated glass phase has a reduced concentration of heavy metals, as compared to the concentration of heavy metals in the body of molten glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Carol A. Click, Udaya Vempati, Edward A. Ordway
  • Patent number: 9011997
    Abstract: Techniques for fabricating a laminated ceramic housing that can be used for a handheld computing device that includes an enclosure having structural walls formed from a multi-layered ceramic material that can be radio-transparent. The multi-layered ceramic housing can be formed of a plurality of ceramic materials such as zirconia and alumina in any combination. The multi-layer ceramic substrate includes an inner layer and surface layers that sandwich the inner layer. The multi-layer ceramic substrate has an increased transverse strength due to the surface layers having a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) that is less than that of the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20150099075
    Abstract: A sprayed article is prepared by thermally spraying ceramic particles of rare earth oxide or fluoride or metal particles of W, Mo or Ta onto an outer or inner surface of a cylindrical carbon substrate to form a sprayed coating, and burning out the carbon substrate, thus leaving the ceramic or metal-base sprayed coating of cylindrical shape having a wall thickness of 0.5-5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriaki Hamaya, Ryoji Iida, Noboru Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150075103
    Abstract: A modular construction system for quick and convenient construction of buildings, comprising construction panels generally in the order of 600 m wide. The modular construction system includes construction panels, framed construction panels, lintel panels, and framed lintel panels, that together allow a wide variety of building configurations to be assembled. The construction panel includes a cast cement wall member and partially embedded channel shaped sheet steel support members, with the wall member defining an extended portion that extends from the support member to the edge of a major face of the wall member. The framed construction panels is 600 mm wide and includes shaped sheet steel support members extending from a major face at least partially around its periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: RCP Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Reginald Arthur Richards
  • Publication number: 20150079318
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to chemically and mechanically durable glass compositions and glass articles formed from the same. In another embodiment, a glass composition may include from about 70 mol. % to about 80 mol. % SiO2; from about 3 mol. % to about 13 mol. % alkaline earth oxide; X mol. % Al2O3; and Y mol. % alkali oxide. The alkali oxide may include Na2O in an amount greater than about 8 mol. %. A ratio of Y:X may be greater than 1 and the glass composition may be free of boron and compounds of boron. In some embodiments, the glass composition may also be free of phosphorous and compounds of phosphorous. Glass articles formed from the glass composition may have at least a class S3 acid resistance according to DIN 12116, at least a class A2 base resistance according to ISO 695, and a type HGA1 hydrolytic resistance according to ISO 720.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Danielson, Steven Edward DeMartino, Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena, Santona Pal, Robert Anthony Schaut
  • Patent number: 8980428
    Abstract: Porous silicon particles and complex porous silicon particles suitable for negative electrode materials etc. for lithium-ion batteries, which achieve high capacity and good cycling characteristics, are provided. Porous silicon particles formed by the joining of a plurality of silicon microparticles, and having an average particle diameter of 0.1 ?m to 1000 ?m, a three-dimensional network structure having continuous gaps, an average porosity of 15 to 93%, and a structure in which the particles of a whole particle are uniform. Complex porous silicon particles formed by the joining of a plurality of silicon microparticles and a plurality of silicon compound particles, and characterized by containing a compound of silicon and composite elements, having an average particle diameter of 0.1 ?m to 1000 ?m, and having a three-dimensional network structure having continuous gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Tohoku Techno Arch Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Yoshida, Kazutomi Miyoshi, Kazuhiko Kurusu, Toshio Tani, Koji Hataya, Takeshi Nishimura, Hidemi Kato, Takeshi Wada
  • Patent number: 8980777
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to chemically and mechanically durable glass compositions and glass articles formed from the same. In another embodiment, a glass composition may include from about 70 mol. % to about 80 mol. % SiO2; from about 3 mol. % to about 13 mol. % alkaline earth oxide; X mol. % Al2O3; and Y mol. % alkali oxide. The alkali oxide may include Na2O in an amount greater than about 8 mol. %. A ratio of Y:X may be greater than 1 and the glass composition may be free of boron and compounds of boron. In some embodiments, the glass composition may also be free of phosphorous and compounds of phosphorous. Glass articles formed from the glass composition may have at least a class S3 acid resistance according to DIN 12116, at least a class A2 base resistance according to ISO 695, and a type HGA1 hydrolytic resistance according to ISO 720.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Danielson, Steven Edward DeMartino, Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena, Santona Pal, Robert Anthony Schaut
  • Publication number: 20150071913
    Abstract: The present invention is based, at least in part, on the identification of a pharmaceutical container formed, at least in part, of a glass composition which exhibits a reduced propensity to delaminate, i.e., a reduced propensity to shed glass particulates. As a result, the presently claimed containers are particularly suited for storage of pharmaceutical compositions and, specifically, a pharmaceutical solution comprising a pharmaceutically active ingredient, for example, PERJETA (pertuzumab), ACTEMRA (tocilizumab), KADCYLA (trastuzumab emtansine), MetMAb (onartuzumab), obinutuzumab, ocrelizumab or lebrikizumab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Wendell P. Weeks, Robert Anthony Schaut, Steven Edward DeMartino, John Stephen Peanasky
  • Patent number: 8940396
    Abstract: A glass container and a process for forming a graphene-containing coating on an exterior surface of the glass container to increase the strength of the glass container. A liquid coating composition that includes a physical mixture of a graphene material and a siloxane polymer is applied to the exterior surface of the glass container to form a precursor coating thereon. The glass container and the precursor coating are then cured to form a composite thin film of silica (SiO2) and graphene on the exterior surface of the glass container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Pramod K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 8940392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a titanium based polycarboxylate inorganic-organic hybrid solid material that has a pseudo-cubic crystalline structure, to a method for preparing the same using a solvo-thermal procedure, and to the uses thereof in particular for the storage of gases, the adsorption of liquids, the separation of liquids or gases, and the applications thereof in optics or catalysis, in the biomedical (controlled release drug), cosmetic fields, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
    Inventors: Christian Serre, Gérard Ferey, Clément Sanchez, Laurence Rozes, Meenakshi Dan, Théo Frot
  • Publication number: 20150021587
    Abstract: The objection of invention is to provide a composition for organic electroluminescent element having a smaller amount of foreign substance. The invention is a composition for organic electroluminescent element, which is for forming at least one layer selected from the group consisting of a light emitting layer, a hole injection layer and a hole transportation layer, wherein the composition comprises an aromatic amine polymer having a weight average molecular weight of 3,000 to 1,000,000 and a solvent, and a Zn concentration in the composition is less than 0.5 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji MIZUKAMI, Wataru SHIMIZU, Hiroki TAKEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150017351
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of making a vessel having a sculptural interior, comprising attaching a textile core to the air inlet port of an I.S. machine, inserting a gob of molten glass into a mold to surround the textile core, applying compressed air to press the molten glass around the textile core, applying compressed air to inflate the textile core creating the bottle, allowing the bottle to cool sufficiently to withdraw the core from the bottle, and withdrawing the textile core from the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Jay Markel
  • Publication number: 20150017357
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a concrete apparatus with incorporated lifter are provided. A concrete apparatus is formed by placing a reinforcement system in a mold. The reinforcement system comprises a lifter. Concrete is poured into the mold such that the lifter protrudes from the poured concrete. After the concrete has hardened and the mold is removed, the lifter is used to carry and position the concrete apparatus. After the concrete apparatus is positioned, the lifter is removed at the circumference of the concrete apparatus leaving no holes, thereby eliminating water leakage due to lifting methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Pat Halton Fore, III
  • Patent number: 8932690
    Abstract: A method for the joining of a ceramic shaft and a ceramic plate into an assembly, such as a heater, adapted to be used in semiconductor processing. The joined pieces are adapted to withstand the environments within a process chamber during substrate processing, chamber cleaning processes, and the oxygenated atmosphere which may be seen within the shaft of a heater or electrostatic chuck. The ceramic pieces may be aluminum nitride and the pieces may be brazed with aluminum. The joint material is adapted to withstand both the environments within a process chamber during substrate processing, and the oxygenated atmosphere which may be seen within the shaft of a heater or electrostatic chuck. The joint is adapted to provide a hermetic seal across the joint. The joined pieces are adapted to be separated at a later time should rework or replacement of one of the pieces be desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Component Re-Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Grant Elliot, Dennis George Rex, Alexander Veytser, Brent Donald Alfred Elliot, Frank Balma, Richard Erich Schuster