Metal Or Metal Compound In Coating Patents (Class 428/389)
  • Patent number: 11185902
    Abstract: A platinum-based material element wire is coated with gold or gold alloy, and drawing-processed with a carbon-containing die. The thin wire manufactured in this manner is covered with gold or gold alloy, and the coverage of gold or gold alloy is 40% or more on an area basis. The thin wire formed of a platinum-based material is manufactured in a state of suppressing breakage in a drawing processing step, and has favorable performance in electric properties and the like. In addition, this manufacturing process is capable of efficiently manufacturing a platinum-based material thin wire while suppressing breakage when the thin wire is manufactured by drawing processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki Horinouchi, Mitsuo Takada
  • Patent number: 10685766
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an insulated conductive material, the method including providing a wire, applying a masking material to one or more regions of the wire, coating regions of the wire other than the one or more regions with an insulating material by, electrically charging the wire with a first charge polarity, providing a medium of electrically charged insulating material particles that are charged with an opposite polarity, passing the charged wire through the medium, whereby the insulating material particles bind areas of the conductive material other than the one or more regions, curing the insulating material particles, and applying a solvent to the masking material to thereby remove the masking material, wherein the cured insulated material particles are substantially unaffected by the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Jianhua Chen, Werner Johler, Chun-Kwan Tsang
  • Patent number: 10557689
    Abstract: Processes for making high-performance polyethylene multi-filament yarn are disclosed which include the steps of a) making a solution of ultra-high molar mass polyethylene in a solvent; b) spinning of the solution through a spinplate containing at least 5 spinholes into an air-gap to form fluid filaments, while applying a draw ratio DRfluid; c) cooling the fluid filaments to form solvent-containing gel filaments; d) removing at least partly the solvent from the filaments; and e) drawing the filaments in at least one step before, during and/or after said solvent removing, while applying a draw ratio DRsolid of at least 4, wherein in step b) each spinhole comprises a contraction zone of specific dimension and a downstream zone of diameter Dn and length Dn with Ln/Dn of from 0 to at most 25, to result in a draw ratio DRfluid=DRsp*DRag of at least 150, wherein DRsp is the draw ratio in the spinholes and DRag is the draw ratio in the air-gap, with DRsp being greater than 1 and DRag at least 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Arnold Paul Maria Simmelink, Jacobus Johannes Mencke, Martinus Johannes Nicolaas Jacobs, Roeloef Marissen
  • Patent number: 10504999
    Abstract: The current disclosure describes semiconductor devices, e.g., transistors including a thin semimetal layer as a channel region over a substrate, which includes bandgap opening and exhibits semiconductor properties. Described semiconductor devices include source/drain regions that include a thicker semimetal layer over the thin semimetal layer serving as the channel region, this thicker semimetal layer exhibiting metal properties. The semimetal used for the source/drain regions include a same or similar semimetal material as the semimetal of the channel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Che-Wei Yang, Hao-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10434756
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photovoltaic modules backsheets (10) on base of preferably high molecular weight, impact resistant, shrinkage and thermal (flow) resistant FPP (Flexible Polypropylene) compositions preferably containing functional particles or being coextruded with a primer adhesive layer (13a) to obtain highly reliable adhesion on EVA adhesive layers (5). In one embodiment, the backsheet (10) has a functional PO adhesive layer (13b) allowing direct adhesion to cells back-contacts, i.e. without the use of an EVA adhesive layer (5). In a further embodiment, the backsheet (10), with functional PO adhesive layer (13b), allows the use of an upper adhesive layer (2) which is a surface functionalized transparent TPO film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Francois Rummens
  • Patent number: 9808967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making polyolefin matrix composites reinforced with continuous carbon fibers. The polymer-fiber composite material comprises a plurality of continuous fibers; and a polyolefin matrix. The present invention also relates to articles of manufacture made substantially from polyolefin matrix composites reinforced with continuous carbon fibers as well as orthopedic implant devices having a wear surface, or bearing comprising a polyolefin matrix composite reinforced with continuous carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TDA Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D Diener
  • Patent number: 9797783
    Abstract: A distributed temperature sensor (DTS) system includes a light source; a length of fiber filter having been hydrogen darkened prior to assembly of the system; and a DTS fiber. A method for making a filter for a DTS system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: William Albert Johnston, Ian Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9732435
    Abstract: A group 13 nitride crystal having a hexagonal crystal structure and containing at least a nitrogen atom and at least a metal atom selected from a group consisting of B, Al, Ga, In, and Tl. The group 13 nitride crystal includes a first region disposed on an inner side in a cross section intersecting c-axis, a third region disposed on an outermost side in the cross section and having a crystal property different from that of the first region, and a second region disposed at least partially between the first region and the third region in the cross section, the second region being a transition region of a crystal growth and having a crystal property different from that of the first region and that of the third region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hayashi, Seiji Sarayama, Takashi Satoh, Hiroshi Nambu, Chiharu Kimura, Naoya Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 9518171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyolefin matrix composites reinforced with continuous carbon fibers, and a process for making them. The polymer-fiber composite material comprises a plurality of continuous fibers; and a polyolefin matrix, wherein, the polyolefin matrix comprises polyolefin polymer chains with a number average molecular weight of at least 1×106 amu, and wherein, the polymer-fiber composite has a notched impact strength greater than the notched impact strength of a neat polyolefin, wherein the neat polyolefin has an equivalent chemical composition and number average molecular weight as the polyolefin of the polyolefin matrix in the polymer-fiber composite material. The present invention also relates to articles of manufacture made substantially from polyolefin matrix composites reinforced with continuous carbon fibers as well as orthopedic implant devices having a wear surface, or bearing comprising a polyolefin matrix composite reinforced with continuous carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: TDA Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D Diener
  • Patent number: 9389195
    Abstract: A wear sensor comprising: an insulating substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface; a conductive electrode formed on said top surface of said insulating substrate; an insulating wear lining material having a first side secured to said top surface of said insulating substrate and conductive electrode, an opposite second side that will be worn down by relative motion between the wear sensor and a moving component; one or more contact points where the electrical properties between the electrode and the moving component can be measured; and one or more perforations through the thickness of the substrate and electrode, through which an adhesive may flow, thereby increasing the peel strength between the wear sensor and race or between the wear sensor and the wear liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Iosif Izrailit, David L. Carnahan, Grant A. Drew, Richard R. Soelch
  • Patent number: 9246320
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a shell, an electric motor, a first conductor electrically connected to an external power source, a second conductor electrically connected to the electric motor, a connector connecting the first conductor and the second conductor and a connector case. The connector case has a first case member, a second case member, a first and a second seal members interposed between the first and the second case members, a hole through which the first conductor is inserted and a third seal member sealing between the first conductor and the connector case. A first main seal of the first seal member and a second main seal of the second seal member cooperate to form a cylindrical seal portion for sealing the second conductor that is inserted through the cylindrical seal portion when the first and the second seal members are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamada, Ken Suitou, Shingo Enami, Akio Fujii
  • Patent number: 9120938
    Abstract: A compound includes a boron atom attached to at least one C8-C26 fatty acid residue having at least one C?C moiety. Such compounds are polymerizable through the at least one C?C moiety. Polymers thus formed exhibit anti-fouling properties when used as coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William Brenden Carlson, Gregory David Phelan
  • Publication number: 20150147570
    Abstract: Fibers and fabrics with improved anti-microbial activity in after laundering, and a method of producing the same, are described. One embodiment includes a method for generating a synthetic fiber, the method comprising creating a mixture, the mixture comprising a polymer, an anti-microbial agent, and a dispersion liquid, and extruding the mixture to form a synthetic fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Woodrow FOSS
  • Patent number: 9012021
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide composite materials, methods for making and processing these materials, and systems for using the composite materials. The disclosed composite material (or composite member) can include fiber-like and/or particulate materials incorporated within a binder polymer. For example, the composite member can include fibril-shaped, semi-conductive elements that are contained in a suitable binder polymer to achieve a particular resistance value, wherein the fibrils can be integrated and interlinked in a manner as to create an array of resistive elements that precisely define and control current flows through the related device. The composite member can therefore have resistive characteristics and, none or neglectablely low amount of capacitive or inductive characteristics. The composite member can be used in electric test market, e.g., as high performance, dynamic probes/sensors for very frequency and/or complex mixed-frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Swift, Stanley J. Wallace, Roger L. Bullock
  • Publication number: 20150104641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surface modified overhead conductor with a coating that allows the conductor to operate at lower temperatures. The coating contains about 5% to about 30% of an inorganic adhesive, about 45% to about 92% of a filler, about 2% to about 20% of one or more emissivity agents, and about 1% to about 5% of a stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Vijay MHETAR, Cody R. DAVIS, Sathish Kumar RANGANATHAN, John OLVER, John DILLARD
  • Publication number: 20150093529
    Abstract: Provided are a halogen-free flame-retardant resin composition containing a metal hydroxide as a flame retardant, the resin composition having good flame retardancy even when a mixing proportion of the metal hydroxide is reduced and having good print quality, a flame-retardant heat-shrinkable tube formed by using the flame-retardant resin composition, and a flame-retardant insulated electric wire including an insulating coating formed by using the flame-retardant resin composition. The flame-retardant resin composition contains a thermoplastic resin, a metal hydroxide, and a modified silicone having, at an end thereof, a functional group having a carbon-carbon double bond. A content of the metal hydroxide is 85 to 190 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the thermoplastic resin, and a content of the modified silicone is 0.05% to 5% by mass relative to the metal hydroxide. The flame-retardant heat-shrinkable tube is formed by using the flame-retardant resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer, Inc.
    Inventors: Taro Fujita, Hiroshi Hayami, Shinya Nishikawa, Shohei Okabe
  • Publication number: 20150086468
    Abstract: A method of reducing a gaseous carbon oxide includes reacting a carbon oxide with a gaseous reducing agent in the presence of a non-ferrous catalyst. The reaction proceeds under conditions adapted to produce solid carbon of various allotropes and morphologies, the selective formation of which can be controlled by means of controlling reaction gas composition and reaction conditions including temperature and pressure. A method for utilizing a non-ferrous catalyst in a reactor includes placing the catalyst in a suitable reactor and flowing reaction gases comprising a carbon oxide with at least one gaseous reducing agent through the reactor where, in the presence of the catalyst, at least a portion of the carbon in the carbon oxide is converted to solid carbon and a tail gas mixture containing water vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Dallas B. Noyes
  • Publication number: 20150045885
    Abstract: A water dispersible, biocompatible, non-toxic, seedless Group IV nanowire having an etched surface and surface oxide is provided. Also provided is a method of forming water dispersible seedless Group IV nanowires, comprising the steps of providing pristine seedless Group IV nanowires, and reacting the nanowires with a solution of an acidic amino acid to etch the nanowires and promote the formation of a water dispersible oxide layer through the formation of etched nanowires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Kiely, Kevin Ryan, Michael Bezuidenhout
  • Publication number: 20150030853
    Abstract: A crosslinkable halogen-free resin composition includes a base polymer including at least one type of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) and an acid-modified polyolefin resin having a glass-transition temperature (Tg) as measured by DSC of not more than ?55° C. at a mass ratio of 70:30 to 99:1, and a metal hydroxide included in an amount of 100 to 250 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the base polymer. The at least one type of EVA has a melting temperature (Tm) as measured by DSC of not less than 70° C. The base polymer includes 25 to 50 mass % of a vinyl acetate (VA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Makoto IWASAKI, Mitsuru HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8940391
    Abstract: Methods of producing silicon carbide fibers. The method comprises reacting a continuous carbon fiber material and a silicon-containing gas in a reaction chamber at a temperature ranging from approximately 1500° C. to approximately 2000° C. A partial pressure of oxygen in the reaction chamber is maintained at less than approximately 1.01×102 Pascal to produce continuous alpha silicon carbide fibers. Continuous alpha silicon carbide fibers and articles formed from the continuous alpha silicon carbide fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Ceramic Fibers, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Garnier, George W. Griffith
  • Publication number: 20150024942
    Abstract: A superconducting wire has: a substrate; a superconducting layer that is layered on one main surface side of the substrate; a stabilization layer that covers a surface of the superconducting layer and another main surface of the substrate; and an insulating layer that covers a surface of the stabilization layer, and that has an identification portion that identifies the substrate side and the superconducting layer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yuko Hayase, Hiroyuki Fukushima, Hideyuki Hatakeyama, Yoshikazu Okuno, Yoshinori Nagasu, Masaru Higuchi, Hisaki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20140377485
    Abstract: A method for achieving a higher stress corrosion cracking resistance for steel components of corrosion resistant, austenitic steel having an outer oxide layer, especially a chromium oxide layer, especially steel components in the form of steel sheets, steel pipes or steel rods, as well as for weld seams connecting austenitic steel components, wherein the increased stress corrosion cracking resistance is achieved by introducing compressive stresses into an outer layer of the steel component covered outwardly by the oxide layer, respectively into an outer layer of the weld seam, wherein the compressive stresses are introduced by areal pressure exertion on the respective outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Markus Berger, Christoph Bollig, Volker Frey
  • Publication number: 20140370286
    Abstract: A halogen-free flame-retardant wire includes a conductor, and a single insulation layer or a plurality of insulation layers formed by covering an outer periphery of the conductor with a halogen-free flame-retardant resin composition. The single insulation layer or an outermost insulation layer of the plurality of insulation layers includes a halogen-free flame-retardant resin composition including a base polymer including an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) of not less than 25 mass % in a vinyl acetate content (VA content) or a polyethylene (PE) with a melting peak at 115 to 140° C. measured by a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and a metal hydroxide mixed in an amount of 150 to 300 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the base polymer. A mass change rate of the single insulation layer or the outermost insulation layer after 24-hour immersion in xylene at 110° C. is not more than 420%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Makoto IWASAKI, Mitsuru HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140367144
    Abstract: A halogen-free flame-retardant resin composition includes a base polymer including not less than 5 mass % of an ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer having a melting point of not less than 118° C. and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of not more than ?40° C., and a metal hydroxide added in an amount of 50 to 250 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the base polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kentaro SEGAWA, Makoto Iwasaki, Yoshiaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8889257
    Abstract: An article having: a nonconductive fiber and a RuO2 coating. A method of: immersing a nonconductive article in a solution of RuO4 and a nonpolar solvent at a temperature that is below the temperature at which RuO4 decomposes to RuO2 in the nonpolar solvent in the presence of the article; and warming the article and solution to ambient temperature under ambient conditions to cause the formation of a RuO2 coating on a portion of the article. An article having: a nonconductive fiber and a coating. The coating is made by electroless deposition, sputtering, atomic-layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, or physical vapor deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Debra R Rolison, Jeffrey W Long, Christopher N. Chervin, Justin C Lytle, Katherine A. Pettigrew
  • Patent number: 8865604
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a bulk carbon nanotube and metallic composite is provided. The bulk carbon nanotube and metallic composite includes a bulk carbon nanotube material layer including a plurality of carbon nanotubes, and a metal film applied across the bulk carbon nanotube material layer. The metal film penetrates into the interstices between individual carbon nanotubes to reduce an electrical resistance between the plurality of carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James Antoni Wasynczuk
  • Publication number: 20140302317
    Abstract: An object is to provide a bonding wire for a high-speed signal line, formed by an Ag—Pd—Pt three-element alloy or an Ag—Pd—Pt ternary alloy, that is able to transmit a stable super-high frequency signal in a several GHz band, and that does not have a strong silver sulfide (Ag2S) film even when an unstable silver sulfide layer is formed on the surface of the bonding wire. Provided is the bonding wire for the high-speed signal line formed by a three-element alloy containing 0.8 to 2.5 mass % of palladium (Pd), 0.1 to 0.7 mass % of platinum (Pt), and a balance being silver (Ag) with purity of 99.99 mass % or more, or a ternary alloy obtained by adding a trace element to the three-element alloy, in which cross section of the bonding wire is formed by a skin film and a core, and in which a surface segregation layer containing highly-concentrated silver (Ag) is present in the skin film of the silver alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yuki ANTOKU, Kazuhiko YASUHARA, Jun CHIBA, Wei CHEN, Junichi OKAZAKI, Nanako MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20140303470
    Abstract: Conductive polymer fibers 10, in which a conductor 12 containing a conductive polymer impregnates and/or adheres to base fibers 11, and the aforementioned conductive polymer is PEDOT-PSS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Hiroshi Nakashima, Akiyoshi Shimada, Koji Sumitomo, Keiichi Torimitsu
  • Publication number: 20140272409
    Abstract: A fiber structure for forming a rope structure has a base matrix of base fiber material and at least one lubricity portion of lubricity material. The lubricity material determines a lubricity of at least a portion of a surface of the fiber structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samson Rope Technologies
    Inventor: Samson Rope Technologies
  • Publication number: 20140271375
    Abstract: A mix-type catalyst filter which has a variety of pore sizes and thus improves efficiency of catalysts and a method for manufacturing the same. The method includes spinning nanofibers, heating the nanofibers, crushing the nanofibers to form chip-type nanofibers, mixing the chip-type nanofibers with particulate catalysts to obtain a mix-type catalyst and heating the mix-type catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jee Yong KIM, Rae Eun PARK, Jeong Myeong KIM
  • Patent number: 8809208
    Abstract: A structure, comprising: a semiconductor structure having an electrically and thermally conductive layer disposed on one surface of the semiconductor structure; an electrically and thermally conductive heat sink; a electrically and thermally conductive carrier layer; a plurality of electrically and thermally nano-tubes, a first portion of the plurality of nano-tubes having proximal ends disposed on a first surface of the carrier layer and a second portion of the plurality of nano-tubes having proximal ends disposed on an opposite surface of the carrier layer; and a plurality of electrically and thermally conductive heat conductive tips disposed on distal ends of the plurality of nano-tubes, the plurality of heat conductive tips on the first portion of the plurality of nano-tubes being attached to the conductive layer, the plurality of heat conductive tips on the second portion of the plurality of nano-tubes being attached to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: David H. Altman, Erik F. Nordhausen, Steven D. Bernstein, Robert P. Molfino, Steven B. Wakefield
  • Publication number: 20140227504
    Abstract: A metalized yarn includes at least one man-made fiber material and at least one metal powder. The man-made fiber material is transformed into a slurry to which the metal powder is then introduced. The slurry is subsequently forced and elongated so as to form the metalized yarn. The metal powder is distributed throughout and embedded within the man-made fiber material but not present on the surface of the metalized yarn so that the metalized yarn has appearance and color indistinguishable from regular yarns and is classified under HTSUS 5605.00.9000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Ivy Sau Chun LEE, Michael Xiao Li WANG, Frances WU, John Ying Bun WU
  • Publication number: 20140227925
    Abstract: A novel metal polyoxide is a compound in which a plurality of oxygen elements are coupled to a transition metal element, and shows surface electrical resistance in addition to antibacterial and deodorizing activities. More specifically, the metal polyoxide contains manganese (III) molybdate and cobalt (III) molybdate having a novel structure. A preparation method thereof and a preparation method of a functional fiber or textile prepared using the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Seung Won Kook, Alexandru Botar
  • Patent number: 8802230
    Abstract: An electrically-insulative coating for minimizing an electrical conductivity of a metal substrate includes a polymer component formed from a monomer precursor, and a powder component substantially dispersed in the polymer component. The powder component is present in the electrically-insulative coating in an amount of from about 5 parts to about 80 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the electrically-insulative coating. The electrically-insulative coating does not substantially degrade when exposed to from about 100 V to about 330 V at a temperature of from about ?50 ° C. to about 500 ° C., and has a dielectric strength of at least about 2,000 VAC/mil. An electrically-insulative coating system and a method of forming an electrically-insulative coating on a metal substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Yucong Wang
  • Publication number: 20140220343
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insulating wire and, more particularly, to an insulating wire having partial discharge resistance that exhibits excellent partial discharge resistance and high partial discharge inception voltage and also excellences in the adhesion between the conductor and the insulation layer and the flexibility of the insulation layer, which insulating wire can be prepared by a simple process at a low production cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: LS Cable & System Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Sam CHOI, Joon-Hee Lee, Bo-Kyung Kim, Dong-Jin Seo, Jae-Geon Lee
  • Patent number: 8778408
    Abstract: Provided an antimicrobial substance that includes a base material layer, and a copper-tin alloy layer 5-200 nm in thickness disposed on the base material layer, the copper-tin alloy layer containing copper in an amount of more than 60 atomic percent but not more than 90 atomic percent, and containing tin in an amount of not less than 10 atomic percent but less than 40 atomic percent. The copper-tin alloy layer includes a Cu41Sn11 crystalline phase, and a Cu3Sn crystalline phase. The Q value (?/(nm·Cu atomic percent)), which is derived by dividing the sheet resistance (?) of the copper-tin alloy layer by the thickness of the copper-tin alloy layer and the copper content (Cu atomic percent), is 1.5×10?4-6.0×10?4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Hirota, Hiroshi Mase
  • Publication number: 20140170921
    Abstract: Provided is an inorganic fiber containing silica and magnesia as the major fiber components which further includes a phosphate additive to the melt of fiber ingredients, or as a coating on the surfaces of the fiber, or both. The inorganic fiber exhibits improved thermal performance properties and is non-durable in physiological fluids. Also provided are methods of preparing the inorganic fiber and of thermally insulating articles using thermal insulation prepared from a plurality of the inorganic fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: UNIFRAX I LLC
    Inventors: Bruce K. Zoitos, Michael J. Andrejack
  • Publication number: 20140162061
    Abstract: The invention has for its object to provide a process of producing a conducting material suitable for being filled in TSVs for LSI chip 3D package, etc. A solution containing a monomer that provides a conducting polymer, anions, and metal ions such as Ag+ or Cu2+ is irradiated with ultraviolet radiation or light having the energy necessary for exciting electrons up to an energy level capable of reducing the metal ions to precipitate a conducting polymer/metal composite. This enables an electrical conductor of high electrical conductivity to be precipitated faster than could be achieved by conventional processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Jin Kawakita, Toyohiro Chikyo
  • Publication number: 20140147671
    Abstract: The invention relates to a treated HPPE yarn characterized in that the treated HPPE yarn comprises: elemental metal; the elemental metal forms a layer that adheres to the surface of the HPPE yarn and covers at least partly the surface of the HPPE yarn, wherein the elemental metal is deposited to the outer surface of a HPPE yarn via sputtering, preferably plasma sputtering. The invention further relates to an article comprising the treated HPPE yarn, a device comprising the treated HPPE yarn or the article. The invention also relates to a process for preparing the treated HPPE yarn or treated HPPE yarn structure or treated HPPE yarn configuration and use of the treated HPPE yarn or an article or a device comprising the treated HPPE yarn for automotive applications, marine applications, aerospace applications, medical applications, defense applications, sports/recreational applications, architectural applications, clothing applications, bottling applications, machinery applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Claudia Maria Vaz, Gerardus Aben, Edith Elisabeth Van Den Bosch, Christiaan Henri Peter Dirks, Paulus Johannes Hyacinthus Marie Smeets
  • Publication number: 20140141243
    Abstract: A method for the producing of an agent for the removal of dissolved phosphorus compounds from water, relying on the formation of the biopolymer metal compound system which is characterized by that, the natural plant fibres are subjected to the activation, subsequently the activated natural plant fibres are coated with biopolymer or derivatives thereof with the ionic character. The natural plant fibres are coated with at least one water-soluble polyvalent metal compound before or after coating the natural plant fibres with biopolymer or derivatives thereof with the ionic character. Such modified natural plant fibres form a composite fibrous material in the form of biopolymer hydrogel support crosslinked in the presence of water-soluble polyvalent metal compound support on the warp from natural fibre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie
    Inventors: Hanna Siwek, Malgorzata Wlodarczyk, Artur Bartkowiak, Katarzyna Sobecka
  • Publication number: 20140141244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to materials for making cable jackets, particularly for riser and plenum cables. The materials provide low flammability and allow the cable to meet UL 910 or NFPA-262 or UL 1666 specifications. The composition contains polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, a plasticizer, ammonium octamolybdate, a molybdate compound, a stabilizer, a lubricant, aluminum trihydrate, and either i) metal oxide particles, ii) a polytetrafluoroehtylene (PTFE), iii) an intumescent compound, or iv) combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Ju HUANG, Amjad F. ABU-ALI, James D. MALKEMUS, Scott M. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8722186
    Abstract: A yarn or multi-fiber formed of a plurality of micron diameter stainless steel monofilaments which have been rendered more conductive by one or more coatings of electrolytically-deposited metal or metal alloy materials. The metallized yarn provided by the invention has a very low electrical resistance, with consequent benefit in electrical performance, and is particularly useful as an RFI/EMI shielding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Micrometal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Burke, James E. Haller
  • Publication number: 20140120348
    Abstract: A formaldehyde-free sizing composition for products based on fibres, in particular mineral fibres, such as glass or rock fibres, which includes at least one reducing sugar, at least one inorganic acid metal salt, at least one amine, and at least one compound including activated ethylenic unsaturation(s), the inorganic acid metal salt being present in an amount at least equal to 1% of the weight of the reducing sugar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Benoit Didier, Fabio Foti, Edouard Obert, Boris Jaffrennou
  • Patent number: 8703288
    Abstract: Cable coatings having effective low-smoke emission, fire resistance and moisture resistance provided by a single layer are described. The cable coatings contain an base polymer, a oxygen containing ethylene copolymer, a fire retardant and a synergistic blend of magnesium hydroxide and aluminum hydroxide. Cables coated with the described coatings have improved wet electrical performance, and satisfactory fire performance and smoke characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Tim Clancy
  • Patent number: 8685549
    Abstract: A nanocomposite article that includes a single-crystal or single-crystal-like substrate and heteroepitaxial, phase-separated layer supported by a surface of the substrate and a method of making the same are described. The heteroepitaxial layer can include a continuous, non-magnetic, crystalline, matrix phase, and an ordered, magnetic magnetic phase disposed within the matrix phase. The ordered magnetic phase can include a plurality of self-assembled crystalline nanostructures of a magnetic material. The phase-separated layer and the single crystal substrate can be separated by a buffer layer. An electronic storage device that includes a read-write head and a nanocomposite article with a data storage density of 0.75 Tb/in2 is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Goyal, Junsoo Shin
  • Patent number: 8679626
    Abstract: Provided are a carbon fiber including a carbon fiber core coated with a metal oxide film, and a light-emitting device including the carbon fiber. A method of manufacturing the carbon fiber is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-na Heo, Yong-chul Kim, Ha-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8673438
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte and a piezoelectric material are incorporated into composite shaped articles to provide them with self-healing and adaptive qualities. The piezoelectric constituent converts the mechanical energy concentrated in critical areas into electrical energy which, in turn, guides and drives electrolytic transport of mass within the solid electrolyte towards, and its electrodeposition at critical areas to render self-healing and adaptive effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Parviz Soroushian, Anagi Manjula Balachandra
  • Publication number: 20140051311
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for phosphating metal surfaces in which the metal surfaces are treated with an aqueous phosphate and titanium-based colloidal activating agent prior to phoshating, wherein the activating agent comprises at least one water-soluble silicon compound having at least one organic group. The invention also relates to a corresponding activating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas KOLBERG, Eckart SCHOENFELDER, Olaf DAHLENBURG, Manfred WALTER
  • Publication number: 20140050923
    Abstract: An article is provided that includes a polymeric fiber that has an excess number of surface active reactive moieties relative to the number of surface reactive moieties found on the fiber in a native state. A particle is bonded covalently to the fiber through an intermediate coupling agent. Multiple particles can be covalently bonded to the fiber, the multiple particles can be bonded uniformly or asymmetrically around the fiber diameter. A process for modifying a fiber includes creating surface activated reactive moieties thereon. The activated fiber is then exposed to a liquid solution containing a coupling agent to form a covalent bond. The coupling agent is also reacted with a particle in a liquid solution to form a covalent bond between the coupling agent and the particle. The coupling agent is covalently bonded to either a particle and then bonded to the fiber, or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen H. McKnight, Robert E. Jensen, Joshua A. Orlicki
  • Publication number: 20140042355
    Abstract: A synthetic insulation material that rivals and surpasses down in performance without suffering degradation in insulating power over time. The material is an aggregate of particulate units that have a fractal-like geometric configuration. The geometric configuration includes non-integer dimensionality that promotes physical entanglements of the particulate units. The physical entanglements impart a high frictional resistance to slippage of the particulate units to maintain loft over time by inhibiting the settling of particulate units upon compression. The geometric configuration further includes aspects of self-similarity. The particulate units are formed from a material that efficiently scatters thermal radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: David V. Tsu, Robert J. Kopf, David Jablonski, Scott F. Jenney