Self-sustaining Carbon Mass Or Layer With Impregnant Or Other Layer Patents (Class 428/408)
  • Patent number: 11327036
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of compositions for gas sensing and sensors utilizing the same. In one embodiment, a composition comprises carbon nanotubes and polymer-coated metal nanoparticles bound to the carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Clinton Smith, David Eric Schwartz, Yong Zhang, Vedasri Vedharathinam
  • Patent number: 11325832
    Abstract: Provided is a fibrous carbon nanostructure with which a dispersion liquid having high dispersibility can be obtained without using a dispersant and thus with which a homogeneous film that is free of clumps can be obtained. In temperature programmed desorption of the fibrous carbon nanostructure, carboxyl group-derived carbon dioxide desorption among carbon dioxide desorption at from 25° C. to 1,000° C. is more than 1,200 ?mol/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Osamu Kawakami
  • Patent number: 11319618
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for preparing Ti(C,N)-based superhard metal composite materials, with Ti(C,N) powder and (W,Mo,Ta)(C,N) powder as main raw materials and Co powder as binding phase for preparation, thereby obtaining a material in which a microstructure is a double-core rim structure that has both a black core rim and a white core rim. The material has a complete and evenly distributed double-core rim structure. In the condition that the ensured hardness of the material is not reduced and even slightly increased, the toughness of the material is significantly improved, wherein the fracture toughness of the material is in the range of 11.3 to 12.5 MPa·m1/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Ying Deng, Shan Jiang, Yanhua Zhang, Taibin Wu, Qiaowang Chen, Hui Yan, Ling Deng, Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 11319718
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reinforcing a civil engineering structure, comprising the following steps: —coating a surface of the structure with a first layer of resin in a fluid state, having a particle size distribution, termed first particle size distribution, —applying a layer of a dry woven fabric with a weight per unit area greater than or equal to 600 g/m2, termed high-grammage woven fabric, to the coated surface while the resin is still in the fluid state, by exerting on the woven fabric a pressure sufficient to impregnate it with resin, —coating the woven fabric with a second layer of resin, termed closure layer, in a fluid state, having a particle size distribution, termed second particle size distribution, which is less than or equal to the first particle size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Tourneur, Julien Mercier, Vanessa Buchin-Roulie
  • Patent number: 11315853
    Abstract: Carbon nanotube (CNT) forests or sheets coated and/or bonded at room temperature with one or more coatings were measured to produce thermal resistances that are on par with conventional metallic solders. These results were achieved by reducing the high contact resistance at CNT tips and/or sidewalls, which has encumbered the development of high-performance thermal interface materials based on CNTs. Resistances as low as 4.9±0.3 mm2-K/W were achieved for the entire polymer-coated CNT interface structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Baratunde Cola, Virendra Singh, Thomas L. Bougher, John H. Taphouse
  • Patent number: 11306239
    Abstract: A high thermal conductivity prepreg is provided. The high thermal conductivity prepreg includes a high thermal conductivity reinforcing material and a dielectric material layer formed on the surface of the high thermal conductivity reinforcing material, wherein the high thermal conductivity reinforcing material is prepared by a process which includes the following steps: (a) providing a precursor aqueous solution, the precursor aqueous solution includes a precursor selected from the group of organic salts, inorganic salts, and combinations thereof; (b) subjecting the precursor aqueous solution to a hydrolysis reaction to form an intermediate product aqueous solution; (c) subjecting the intermediate product aqueous solution to a condensation polymerization reaction to form a pretreatment solution; (d) impregnating a reinforcing material with the pretreatment solution; and (e) oven-drying the impregnated reinforcing material to obtain the high thermal conductivity reinforcing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Liao, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 11291139
    Abstract: Multilayered or multitiered structures formed by stacking of vertically aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays and methods of making and using thereof are described herein. Such multilayered or multitiered structures can be used as thermal interface materials (TIMs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Baratunde Cola, Leonardo Prinzi, Craig Green
  • Patent number: 11268189
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a material including tantalum carbide (TaC) with a particularly low impurity content, and a TaC material formed by the method are provided. The method includes preparing a base material, and forming a TaC coating layer on a surface of the base material at a temperature of 1,600° C. to 2,500° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Dong Wan Jo
  • Patent number: 11267751
    Abstract: A layer of or including substoichiometric zirconium oxide is sputter deposited on a glass substrate via a substoichiometric zirconium oxide inclusive ceramic sputtering target of or including ZrOx. The coated article, with the substoichiometric ZrOx inclusive layer on the glass substrate, is then heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered) in an atmosphere including oxygen, which causes the substoichiometric ZrOx inclusive layer to transform into a scratch resistant layer of or including stoichiometric or substantially stoichiometric zirconium oxide (e.g., ZrO2), and causes the visible transmission of the coated article to significant increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Xuequn Hu, Gregory T. Gaudet
  • Patent number: 11261518
    Abstract: A method of producing a film of carbon nitride material, including the steps of providing a precursor of the carbon nitride material in a reacting vessel and a substrate substantially above the precursor of the carbon nitride material; heating the reacting vessel, the precursor of the carbon nitride material and the substrate at the first predetermined temperature; and quenching the reacting vessel to reach the second predetermined temperature; wherein the film of carbon nitride material is formed on a surface of the substrate during the quenching of the reacting vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Ruiqin Zhang, Wei Xiong, Miaoyan Huang, Haoran Tian
  • Patent number: 11264461
    Abstract: Disclosed is a graphene electrochemical transfer method assisted by multiple supporting films, comprising: (1) growing graphene on a substrate, and then spin-coating a thin layer of photoresist on a surface of the graphene as a first film; (2) spin-coating n layers of thick, tough, and selectively dissolvable polymer films on the surface of the first film as an top film; (3) dissociating the multi-layer composite film and the graphene from the surface of the substrate by an electrochemical process, and dissolving the thick polymer films which is the top film with a first solvent; (4) after cleaning, transferring the thin first film and the graphene to a target substrate, and finally dissolving the thin first film away with a second solvent to complete the transfer process. This transfer process is fast, stable, and capable of transferring a large-size graphene, which may promote the large-scale application of graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Weier Lu, Yang Xia, Lili Zhao, Nan Li
  • Patent number: 11224372
    Abstract: An implantable electrode for use in the body of a subject has a metal layer and a graphene passivation layer formed on at least a portion of the metal layer. The graphene passivation layer may be a single monolayer of graphene. A process for passivating an implantable electrode is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Duygu Kuzum, Ertugrul Cubukcu, Brian Litt
  • Patent number: 11221436
    Abstract: An optical absorber and method of manufacture is disclosed. A non-woven sheet of randomly-organized horizontally-oriented carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is subjected to a laser rasterizing treatment at ambient temperature and pressure. The upper surface of the sheet is functionalized by oxygen and hydrogen atoms resulting in improved absorbance properties as compared to untreated CNT sheets as well as to commercial state-of-art black paints. Laser treatment conditions may also be altered or modulated to provide surface texturing in addition to functionalization to enhance light trapping and optical absorbance properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: John A. Starkovich, Kevin J. Salvini, Edward M. Silverman
  • Patent number: 11214491
    Abstract: A method of forming a functionalized device substrate is provided that includes the steps of: forming a graphene layer on a growth substrate; applying a polyimide layer to a glass, glass-ceramic or ceramic substrate, wherein a coupling agent couples the polyimide layer to the said substrate; coupling the polyimide layer to the graphene layer on the growth substrate; and peeling the growth substrate from the graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Therese Francoise Arliguie, Theresa Chang, Miriam Marchena Martín-Francés, Prantik Mazumder, Valerio Pruneri, Frederic Christian Wagner
  • Patent number: 11211602
    Abstract: An electrochemical device includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between these electrodes. The positive electrode includes a positive current collector containing a first metal, a carbon layer containing a conductive carbon material, a barrier layer disposed between the positive current collector and the carbon layer, and an active layer disposed on the carbon layer. The barrier layer has conductivity and higher acid resistance than the positive current collector. The active layer contains a conductive polymer. The first metal is preferably aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Takumi Yamaguchi, Nao Matsumura
  • Patent number: 11199223
    Abstract: A sliding member for a journal bearing is provided. A sliding layer includes fibrous particles dispersed in a synthetic resin, and has a sliding surface side region and an interface side region. The particles have an average particle size Dsur, axi and Dsur, cir respectively in an axial and circumferential cross-section in the sliding surface side region, and Dint, axi and Dint, cir respectively in axial and circumferential cross-sections in the interface side region. Dsur, axi and Dint, cir are 5-30 ?m, and Dsur, cir and Dint, axi are 5 to 20% of respectively Dsur, axi and Dint, cir. A dispersion index of the particles having the major axis length of 20 ?m or longer is 5 or more, both in the sliding surface side region in view of the axial cross-section and in the interface side region in view of the circumferential cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Takayoshi Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 11189588
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film (ACF) is formed with an ordered array of discrete regions that include a conductive carbon-based material. The discrete regions, which may be formed at small pitch, are embedded in at least one adhesive dielectric material. The ACF may be used to mechanically and electrically interconnect conductive elements of initially-separate semiconductor dice in semiconductor device assemblies. Methods of forming the ACF include forming a precursor structure with the conductive carbon-based material and then joining the precursor structure to a separately-formed structure that includes adhesive dielectric material to be included in the ACF. Sacrificial materials of the precursor structure may be removed and additional adhesive dielectric material formed to embed the discrete regions with the conductive carbon-based material in the adhesive dielectric material of the ACF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eiichi Nakano, Mark E. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 11167985
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a support for supporting a part of the grown form and a drive unit for causing a relative movement of the support and the grown form. The support includes a plurality of support units arranged in a width direction of the grown form orthogonal to a drawing direction of a plurality of extended forms, the plurality of support drawing the plurality of extended forms from the single grown form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11171260
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes: a mounting board; at least one light-emitting element located on or above the mounting board; a first covering member comprising, in order from an upper surface of the mounting board: a containing layer comprising a light-absorbing material, and a light-transmissive layer; and a second covering member over the first covering member and the light-emitting element. A thickness of the containing layer is less than a thickness of the light-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji Ozeki, Atsushi Kojima, Chinami Nakai, Yoshio Ichihara
  • Patent number: 11155959
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for continuously densifying at least one nanofiber sheet using heat and an applied force that can include both compressive and tensile components. Nanofiber sheets densified using these techniques have a more uniform and more highly aligned microstructure than nanofiber sheets densified using a solvent alone. As a result, the nanofiber sheets of the present disclosure have, for example, higher tensile strength and better electrical conductivity than nanofiber sheets densified using other techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 11144012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a covering element for a portable object made of a first material, the first material being a ceramic material having a first color, characterized in that the surface of said covering element is at least partially treated so as to exhibit at least one conversion having a different color from the first color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Loic Curchod, Cedric Faure, Michel Willemin, Simon Springer
  • Patent number: 11115131
    Abstract: A cryogenic optoelectronic data link, comprising a sending module operating at a cryogenic temperature less than 100 K. An ultrasensitive electro-optic modulator, sensitive to input voltages of less than 10 mV, may include at least one optically active layer of graphene, which may be part of a microscale resonator, which in turn may be integrated with an optical waveguide or an optical fiber. The optoelectronic data link enables optical output of weak electrical signals from superconducting or other cryogenic electronic devices in either digital or analog form. The modulator may be integrated on the same chip as the cryogenic electrical devices. A plurality of cryogenic electrical devices may generate a plurality of electrical signals, each coupled to its own modulator. The plurality of modulators may be resonant at different frequencies, and coupled to a common optical output line to transmit a combined wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SeeQC Inc.
    Inventors: Igor V. Vernik, Oleg A. Mukhanov, Alan M. Kadin, Christopher T. Phare, Michal Lipson, Keren Bergman
  • Patent number: 11103944
    Abstract: A cutting tooth includes a tooth body having a mounting side, a front face spaced from the mounting side, and a plurality of lateral faces extending between the mounting side and the front face, the tooth body having an interior hardness, and a coating applied to at least one of the lateral faces to form a lateral hardface, the lateral hardface having a hardface hardness greater than the interior hardness, an edge of the lateral hardface closest to the front face and a portion of the front face adjacent the edge of the lateral hardface defining a cutting edge region of the tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Adam G. Harwood, Russell R. Reeg
  • Patent number: 11091833
    Abstract: The present invention relates to carbon material having, on the base material, a coating layer that includes TaC, and a method for producing the carbon material. For example, the carbon material may include a base material and a coating layer on the surface of the base material. The coating layer may include TaC, which may have a maximum diffraction peak value on the (111) surface, where diffraction peak values may be generated by diffractions of X-rays in XRD analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Dong Wan Jo
  • Patent number: 11069901
    Abstract: An electrode for a redox flow battery includes a substrate, a conductive portion applied to a surface of the substrate, and a catalytic portion held by the conductive portion, the conductive portion containing one or more types of elements selected from the group ?1 consisting of Sn, Ti, Ta, Ce, In, and Zn, the catalytic portion containing one or more types of elements selected from the group ? consisting of Ru, Ir, Pd, Pt, Rh, and Au.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nakaishi, Hirokazu Kaku, Shinichiro Mukobata, Tomomi Utsumi, Megumi Sato
  • Patent number: 11046619
    Abstract: An oxidation protection system disposed on a substrate is provided, which may comprise a base layer comprising a first pre-slurry composition comprising a first phosphate glass composition, and/or a sealing layer comprising a second pre-slurry composition comprising a second phosphate glass composition and a strengthening compound comprising boron nitride, a metal oxide, and/or silicon carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventor: Steven A. Poteet
  • Patent number: 11043335
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device that includes an active layer and a first charge transport layer, where the first charge transport layer includes a first layer and a second layer, the first layer is in contact with the second layer, the second layer is positioned between the first layer and the active layer, the first layer comprises a first carbon nanostructure, and the second layer includes a second carbon nanostructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Lance Michael Wheeler, Rachelle Rosemarie Ihly, Noah James Stanton, Jeffrey Lee Blackburn
  • Patent number: 11021804
    Abstract: A plating solution including a metal salt, a hydrophilic fullerene, and water, a metal composite material including a hydrophilic fullerene and a method of manufacturing the same, and a wire, a flexible printed circuit (FPC), and an electronic device including the metal composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji Takai, Sang Eui Lee, Daiki Minami
  • Patent number: 11014857
    Abstract: Composite components having structurally reinforced contact interfaces are provided. In one example, the component can include an inner laminate formed of one or more inner plies having reinforcement fibers oriented along a reference direction within a matrix material. The component can also include an interface laminated positioned on the inner laminate along at least a portion of a contact surface of the component. The interface laminate is formed of one or more interface plies having reinforcement fibers oriented along a direction offset from the reference direction within a matrix material. Methods for fabricating such components are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Mark Weaver, Chad Daniel Kleinow, Brian Jared Agnew
  • Patent number: 11001497
    Abstract: Topological insulators, such as single-crystal Bi2Se3 nanowires, can be used as the conduction channel in high-performance transistors, a basic circuit building block. Such transistors exhibit current-voltage characteristics superior to semiconductor nanowire transistors, including sharp turn-on, nearly zero cutoff current, very large On/Off current ratio, and well-saturated output current. The metallic electron transport at the surface with good effective mobility can be effectively separated from the conduction of the bulk topological insulator and adjusted by field effect at a small gate voltage. Topological insulators, such as Bi2Se3, also have a magneto-electric effect that causes transistor threshold voltage shifts with external magnetic field. These properties are desirable for numerous microelectronic and nanoelectronic circuitry applications, among other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Qiliang Li, Curt A Richter, Hao Zhu
  • Patent number: 11002081
    Abstract: A cutting element has a thermally stable polycrystalline diamond layer formed on an upper side of a polycrystalline diamond layer. The cutting element has a cutting face opposite the polycrystalline diamond layer, a transition layer on a side of the polycrystalline diamond layer opposite the thermally stable polycrystalline diamond layer, and a non-planar interface between the transition layer and the polycrystalline diamond layer. The non-planar interface has a perimeter exposed around a side surface of the cutting element encircling an interior of the non-planar interface and an uppermost portion of the perimeter is a distance from the cutting face greater than an axial distance between the cutting face and the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Georgiy Voronin
  • Patent number: 10982083
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluorinated elastomer composition which comprises a fluorinated elastomer and fibrous carbon nanostructures, wherein the fibrous carbon nanostructures include single-walled carbon nanotubes, and the fibrous carbon nanostructures are contained in an amount of 0.1 parts by mass or more and less than 5.0 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the fluorinated elastomer. Also disclosed is a shaped article formed using the fluorinated elastomer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Takeyama
  • Patent number: 10981950
    Abstract: A compact flow kit for the continuous purification of serums containing therapeutic proteins, manufactured to minimize the risk of leakage or contamination from flexible tubing attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Joanna Pezzini
  • Patent number: 10975249
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a nanocomposite coating composition and coating method for antenna reflector. The nanocomposite coating composition comprises a polymer matrix resin and a plurality of graphene nanoparticles. The plurality of graphene nanoparticles is added to acetone solvent and dispersed using an ultrasonic disperser. An appropriate amount of prepared epoxy resin is added to the mixture of graphene and acetone solvent and stirred using a mechanical stirrer for certain period. The sonication process is applied to the graphene incorporated resin mixture for a duration of about 30-120 minutes. The acetone in the mixture is removed using a magnetic stirrer and a vacuum oven. Further, same hardener is added to the mixture and degassed using vacuum oven to form the nanocomposite coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Roham Rafiee
  • Patent number: 10978334
    Abstract: A sealing structure is between a workpiece or substrate and a carrier for plasma processing. In one example, a substrate carrier has a top surface for holding a substrate, the top surface having a perimeter and a resilient sealing ridge on the perimeter of the top surface to contact the substrate when the substrate is being carried on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Chin Hock Toh, Tuck Foong Koh, Sriskantharajah Thirunavukarasu, Jen Sern Lew, Arvind Sundarrajan, Seshadri Ramaswami
  • Patent number: 10964620
    Abstract: To provide a thermally conductive sheet that has high thermal conductivity. A thermally conductive sheet contains carbon fibers and a flake graphite powder that are dispersed in a polymer matrix. The flake graphite powder is disposed between the carbon fibers, the fiber axis directions of the carbon fibers are oriented in a sheet thickness direction Z, long axis directions of flake surfaces of the flake graphite powder are oriented in the sheet thickness direction Z, and normal directions to the flake surfaces are randomly oriented in a surface direction of the sheet. A mass ratio of the carbon fibers to the flake graphite powder is in a range of 120:10 to 60:70. According to this thermally conductive sheet, the thermal conductivity can be increased compared to when carbon fibers are used alone or a flake graphite powder is used alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroki Kudoh
  • Patent number: 10959330
    Abstract: A metal-clad laminate that includes a metal foil with low surface roughness and in which the adhesion strength between a liquid crystal polymer film and the metal foil is high, the low transmission loss in a high frequency region is low, and the problems associated with warpage and adhesive leakage are alleviated. The metal-clad laminate includes the liquid crystal polymer film, an adhesive layer, and the metal foil, with the adhesive layer and the metal foil stacked on one surface of the liquid crystal polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Ohashi, Sunao Fukutake, Takeshi Eda
  • Patent number: 10934169
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a support for supporting a part of a grown form and a drive unit for causing a relative movement of the support and the grown form to draw an extended form from the grown form. The support performs a double support in which, after a predetermined length of the extended form is drawn, at least one of a predetermined position of the extended form or a part of the grown form continuous with the extended form is again supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yamaguchi, Kei Hatori
  • Patent number: 10914342
    Abstract: A sliding member includes: a base material; a solid lubricant layer arranged on a surface of the base material; a defect layer having a material defect, disposed in the solid lubricant layer, and being changeable into an ultra low friction layer by mechanical stress more easily than changing from the solid lubricant layer to the ultra low friction layer; and a ultra low friction layer covering a surface of the defect layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kentaro Kishi, Yasunori Niiyama, Koshi Adachi, Shinya Miki
  • Patent number: 10906104
    Abstract: Discussed herein are systems and methods of forming hardfacing coatings and films containing Q-carbon diamond particles for use in downhole drilling tooling and other tools where wear-resistant coating is desirable. The Q-carbon diamond-containing layers may be coated with matrix material and/or disposed in a matrix to form the coating, or the Q-carbon diamond layer may be formed directly from a diamond-like-carbon on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Biju Pillai Kumar, Bradley S. Ivie, Wei Liu, Anil Kumar, Russell C. Gilleylen, Michael D. Hughes, Jagdish Narayan
  • Patent number: 10889914
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments describe techniques for a controlled chemical vapor deposition growth and transfer of arrayed TMD monolayers on predetermined locations, which enable the formation of single crystalline TMD monolayer arrays on specific locations. The unique growth process includes the patterning of transition metal oxide (e.g., MoO3) on the source substrate contacting the growth substrate face-to-face, where the growth of single crystalline TMD monolayers with controlled size and location, exclusively on predetermined locations on the growth substrates is accomplished. These TMD arrays can be align-transferred using a unique process that combines the wet and stamping transfer processes onto any target substrate with a pin-point accuracy, which dramatically enhances the integrity of transferred TMDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Eui-Hyeok Yang, Xiaotian Wang, Kyungnam Kang, Siwei Chen
  • Patent number: 10883170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to carbon material having, on the base material, a coating layer that includes tantalum carbide (TaC), and a method for producing the carbon material. For example, the carbon material may include a base material and a coating layer on the surface of the base material. The coating layer may include TaC having average crystal grain size of 10-50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Dong Wan Jo
  • Patent number: 10875282
    Abstract: A structural shape memory assisted self-healing polymer formed by laminating thin layers of an ionomer, such as a member of the poly(styrene sulfonate) (PSS) family of ionomers, with a WEGP-type SMP, such as atactic poly(styrene) (PS) with molecular weight in the 200 kDa range (or alternatively poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)) in combination with polycyclooctene (PCO). The self-healing polymer may also comprise an interpenetrating, immiscible polymer network (IPN) based on a blend of polystyrene and polystyrene sulfonate (PSS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Syracuse University
    Inventors: Patrick T. Mather, Wenyang Pan
  • Patent number: 10876200
    Abstract: A hydrogenated diamond-like coating (“H-DLC”) for metallic substrates provides improved reliability. The H-DLC is relatively soft and elastic. Unlike hard and/or inelastic coatings in the prior art, the present coatings do not exhibit a loss of adhesion (delamination). A bonding layer may be used between the metallic substrate and the H-DLC. H-DLC coatings can, for example, be used in bearings and gears to reduce the occurrence of micropits and, ultimately, product failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Osman L. Erylimaz, Harpal Singh, Aaron C. Greco, Jair G. Ramirez Gonzalez, Ali Erdemir
  • Patent number: 10864301
    Abstract: Nerve scaffolds are described that include a tubular outer housing fabricated from a biocompatible polymer, within which are disposed a plurality of carbon nanofiber yarns. The carbon nanofiber yarns, which can be separated by distances roughly corresponding to an average nerve fiber diameter, provide surfaces on which nerve fibers can regrow. Because the proximate carbon nanofiber yarns can support individual nerve fibers, a nerve can be regenerated with a reduced likelihood of undesirable outcomes, such as nerve pain or reduced nerve function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Julia Bykova, Marcio D. Lima, Kanzan Inoue
  • Patent number: 10843413
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include assembling a first component and a second component together using, at least in part, a first adhesive film on the first component and a second adhesive film on the second component, wherein the first component and the second component are fully cured and the first adhesive film and the second adhesive film are at least partially uncured; and curing the first adhesive film and the second adhesive film to form a bonded structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Olivier Blanc
  • Patent number: 10836132
    Abstract: Graphene reinforced materials and related methods of manufacture are provided. The graphene reinforced materials include graphene sheet or scroll, graphene-polymer sheet or scroll, and graphene-carbon sheet or scroll, each having material properties that are attractive across a broad range of applications and industries. The graphene reinforced materials generally include monolayer or multilayer graphene that is synthesized by annealing a catalyst substrate within a CVD chamber, introducing a hydrocarbon gas as a carbon source with the CVD chamber to form a layer of graphene on the catalyst substrate, detaching the catalyst substrate from the layer of graphene, and rolling the layer of graphene onto itself to form a scroll, optionally with the addition of a polymer layer or carbonized layer on the graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan V. Vlassiouk, Ilia N. Ivanov, Panagiotis G. Datskos
  • Patent number: 10821709
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a first graphene layer, a second graphene layer over the first graphene layer, the second graphene layer oriented at a first interlayer twist angle with respect to the first graphene layer and bonded by interlayer covalent bonds to the first graphene layer, and a third graphene layer over the second graphene layer, the third graphene layer oriented at a second interlayer twist angle with respect to the second graphene layer and bonded by interlayer covalent bonds to the second graphene layer. A multi-layer graphene article includes at least three graphene layers, each graphene layer being oriented at an interlayer twist angle with respect to an adjacent graphene layer and bonded by interlayer covalent bonds to the adjacent graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: University of Massachusetts, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul-UFRGS, The Government of the United States of America, As Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Christos Dimitrakopoulos, Dimitrios Maroudas, Andre R. Muniz, David Kurt Gaskill
  • Patent number: 10823291
    Abstract: A mechanical seal includes a rotating ring on a rotary shaft, a stationary ring facing the rotating ring in an axial direction, and an elastic means configured to press the rotating ring or the stationary ring toward each other to contact opposed sealing surfaces of the rotating ring and the stationary ring. The mechanical seal partitions a first space and a second space. The first space and the second space are located in the axial direction with the sealing surface interposed therebetween. The stationary ring is made of a sintered compact of SiC. A diamond film is formed on a sealing surface of the stationary ring facing the rotating ring. A diamond film continuous with the diamond film of the sealing surface is formed on an outer circumferential surface or an inner circumferential surface of the stationary ring. Volume resistivity of the stationary ring is 101 to 104 ?·cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakakura, Kenshi Fujita
  • Patent number: 10822280
    Abstract: A method of making a fiber preform for ceramic matrix composite (CMC) fabrication comprises laminating an arrangement of fibers between polymer sheets comprising an organic polymer, which may function as a fugitive binder during fabrication, to form a flexible prepreg sheet. A plurality of the flexible prepreg sheets are laid up in a predetermined geometry to form a stack, and the stack is heated to soften the organic polymer and bond together the flexible prepreg sheets into a bonded prepreg structure. Upon cooling of the bonded prepreg structure, a rigid preform is formed. The rigid preform is heated at a sufficient temperature to pyrolyze the organic polymer. Thus, a porous preform that may undergo further processing into a CMC is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Harris, David Smolenski