Self-sustaining Carbon Mass Or Layer With Impregnant Or Other Layer Patents (Class 428/408)
  • 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
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Georgiy Voronin
  • 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
    Assignee: GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Qiliang Li, Curt A Richter, Hao Zhu
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Takeyama
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: SEKISUI POLYMATECH CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    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
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, TOCALO CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: NATIONAL OILWELL DHT, L.P.
    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
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF THE STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    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
    Assignee: TOKAI CARBON KOREA CO., LTD
    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
    Assignee: LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC.
    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
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    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: 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
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITES INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Harris, David Smolenski
  • 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
    Assignee: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakakura, Kenshi Fujita
  • Patent number: 10809005
    Abstract: A molten metal processing apparatus selected from a pump, a degasser, a flux injector, and a scrap submergence device constructed to include at least one element comprised of C/C composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Pyrotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Henderson, Jason Tetkoskie, Lennard Lutes, Jon Tipton
  • Patent number: 10792897
    Abstract: A component comprising a first part and a second part, wherein a third part is positioned between the first and second parts, wherein: (iv) said first part comprises a polymeric material (A) which comprises a repeat unit of formula (XI) wherein t1, and w1 independently represent 0 or 1 and v1 represents 0, 1 or 2; (v) said second part comprises a polymeric material (B) which comprises a repeat unit of formula (XI) wherein t1, and w1 independently represent 0 or 1 and v1 represents 0, 1 or 2; and (vi) said third part comprises a polymeric material (C) which comprises a polymer having a repeat unit of formula —O-Ph-O-Ph-CO-Ph-??I and a repeat unit of formula —O-Ph-Ph-O-Ph-CO-Ph-??II wherein Ph represents a phenylene moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: VICTREX MANUFACTURING LIMITED
    Inventors: Stuart Green, Michael John Percy
  • Patent number: 10787737
    Abstract: A coating for a diamond table of a cutting element is described. The coating is employed to fill a plurality of voids left by the manufacturing process that compromise the integrity of the cutting element and the associated downhole tooling. The coating may comprise diamond nanoparticles in a metal matrix and may be used with or without a binder layer applied directly to the diamond table, the coating may alternatively be a pure diamond film coating, and may be employed to fill voids left by the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL OILWELL DHT, L.P.
    Inventors: Anil Kumar, Russell C. Gilleylen, Rajagopala N. Pillai, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10780419
    Abstract: Disclosed are non-noble element compositions of matter, structures, and methods for producing the catalysts that can catalyze oxygen reduction reactions (ORR). The disclosed composition of matter can be comprised of graphitic carbon doped with nitrogen and associated with one or two kinds of transition metals. The disclosed structure is a three dimensional, porous structure comprised of a plurality of the disclosed compositions of matter. The disclosed structure can be fashioned into an electrode of an electrochemical cell to serve as a diffusion layer and also to catalyze an ORR. Two methods are disclosed for producing the disclosed composition of matter and structure. The first method is comprised of two steps, and the second method is comprised of a single step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Woongchul Choi, Gang Yang, Choongho Yu
  • Patent number: 10782266
    Abstract: A method of making a fiber reinforced composite material having a two-part liquid solution forming magnetic nanoparticles. The method includes the steps of preparing a fiber reinforced composite having dispersed fibers and a polymer matrix and having a plurality of vascular channels therethrough. A first liquid solution is incorporated in at least one of the vascular channels and a second liquid solution is incorporated in at least one other of the vascular channels. When the liquid solutions are joined together because of damage or cracking to the composite, the liquids form a ferrous magnetic material. Non-destructive evaluation of internal damage to the fiber reinforced composite material may be accomplished by magnetic field disturbance detection, thermal detection, or visual detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Tulsa
    Inventors: Matthew Crall, Samuel Laney, Michael Keller
  • Patent number: 10774402
    Abstract: A metal-matrix composite includes a reinforced composite material including reinforcement material dispersed in a binder material. The reinforcement material includes a metallic component dispersed with reinforcing particles and at least 25 percent of the metallic component has a particle size of 50 microns or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey G. Thomas, Garrett T. Olsen, Alec C. Murchie
  • Patent number: 10777333
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a novel method of laser-based fabrication of a carbon nanotube (CNT)-metal composite on a flexible substrate, and the fabricated CNT-metal composite that is bonded with the flexible substrate, and that has a high electrical conductivity, and that has a longer bending-fatigue life than the laser-sintered metal of the same type without CNTs onto the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventor: Benxin Wu
  • Patent number: 10765523
    Abstract: The prosthesis component (10), comprising a substrate (11) made of a polymeric material and a coating (12), characterized in that said coating (12) comprises titanium. The method for manufacturing the prosthesis component (10) comprising the stages of forming a polymeric substrate (11) and depositing a coating (12) on said polymeric substrate (11) comprising titanium by means of physical vapor deposition sputtering. It enables providing a prosthesis component that improves the fixation thereof, based on the formation of a bioactive layer to improve the degree of osseointegration and, therefore, the fixation thereof to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Zanini Auto Grup, S.A.
    Inventors: Augusto Mayer Pujadas, Guillem Dominguez Santalo, Jose Sanahuja Clot, Francesc Xavier Gil Mur, Miguel Punset Fuste, Cristina Maria Caparros Vazquez, Meritxell Molmeneu Trias, Monica Ortiz Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10751795
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composition that includes a solid core having an outer surface and a coating layer, where the coating layer covers at least a portion of the outer surface, the coating layer is permeable to hydrogen (H2), and the solid core is capable of reversibly absorbing and desorbing hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Christensen, Thomas Gennett, Noemie Marius, Karl Joseph Gross
  • Patent number: 10745788
    Abstract: The present invention includes composition and methods for the fabrication of very-high-aspect-ratio structures from metallic glasses. The present invention provides a method for nondestructive demolding of templates after thermoplastic molding of metallic glass features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Texas Tech University System
    Inventors: Molla Hasan, Golden Kumar
  • Patent number: 10737476
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for transferring a graphene film onto a substrate, the methods comprising applying a polymer layer to a first surface of a graphene film, wherein a second surface of the graphene film is in contact with a growth substrate; applying a thermal release polymer layer to the polymer layer; removing the growth substrate to form a transfer substrate comprising an exposed graphene surface; and contacting the exposed graphene surface with a target substrate. Transfer substrates comprising a graphene film, a thermal release polymer layer, and a polymer layer are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Benedict Yorke Johnson, Xinyuan Liu, Prantik Mazumder
  • Patent number: 10737974
    Abstract: A material includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers acting on infrared radiation including at least one functional layer. The stack includes a carbon-based upper protective layer within which the carbon atoms are essentially in an sp2 hybridization state and the upper protective layer is deposited above at least a part of the functional layer and exhibits a thickness of less than 1 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Vincent Reymond, Uwe Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10731243
    Abstract: In an intermediate layer formed between a base material and a DLC layer, a Ti layer and a TiC layer formed on a surface of the Ti layer are provided, and a carbon content of the entire layer containing the Ti layer and the TiC layer is 53 at % or more and 77 at % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DOWA THERMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Tashiro, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Wataru Sakakibara, Soichiro Nogami, Satoru Habuka
  • Patent number: 10730070
    Abstract: A continuous process for producing a surface-metalized polymer article, comprising: (a) continuously immersing a polymer article into a graphene dispersion comprising multiple graphene sheets dispersed in a liquid medium for a period of immersion time and then retreating the polymer article from the dispersion, enabling deposition of graphene sheets onto a surface of the polymer article to form a graphene-attached polymer article; (b) continuously moving the graphene-attached polymer article into a drying or heating zone to enable bonding of graphene sheets to said surface to form a graphene-covered polymer article; and (c) continuously moving the graphene-covered polymer article into a metallization zone where a layer of a metal is chemically, physically, electrochemically or electrolytically deposited onto a surface of the graphene-covered polymer article to form the surface-metalized polymer article. Step (a) may be preceded by a surface treatment of the polymer article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-jun Lin, Shaio-yen Lee, Yao-de Jhong, Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 10720582
    Abstract: There is disclosed a resistance change memory device according to an aspect of the present disclosure. The resistance change memory device includes a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer that are disposed to be spaced apart from each other, and a resistance change material layer disposed between the first and second electrode layers and including an amorphous carbon structure. The resistance change material layer includes an impurity element adhering to the amorphous carbon structure, and the impurity element has a concentration gradient along a thickness direction of the resistance change material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Sanghun Lee
  • Patent number: 10710113
    Abstract: A coating process is described that coats a coil-to-coil continuous substrate with a graphene-like coating. The coating process includes cleaning and activating a substrate, applying a graphene oxide dispersion to the substrate, drying the coated substrate, and exposing the dried coating to VUV radiation under a dry atmosphere. The atmosphere for the last step includes one or more inert gases and optionally one or more reactive gases to repair defects in the coating and/or to functionalize the coating. This coating process allows for the formation of a polygranular graphene-like coating intimately in contact with the substrate. The graphene-like coating coats the substrate with multiple monolayers of graphene in a continuous manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GRAFOID, INC.
    Inventors: Rejean Lemay, John A. Ward
  • Patent number: 10702862
    Abstract: A nanocomposite coating that in turn extract self-replenishing (or -healing), superlubricious carbon film directly from natural gas or hydrocarbon gas in mechanical systems. The coating deposits on sealing and sliding surfaces reducing friction and wear. The result is a reduction in inefficiency, machine breakdown, and adverse environmental impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Ali Erdemir, Osman Eryilmaz, Jair Giovanni Ramirez Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10703681
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond (“PCD”) exhibiting enhanced diamond-to-diamond bonding. In an embodiment, PCD includes a plurality of diamond grains defining a plurality of interstitial regions. A metal-solvent catalyst occupies at least a portion of the plurality of interstitial regions. The plurality of diamond grains and the metal-solvent catalyst collectively exhibit a coercivity of about 115 Oersteds (“Oe”) or more and a specific magnetic saturation of about 15 Gauss·cm3/grams (“G·cm3/g”) or less. Other embodiments are directed to polycrystalline diamond compacts (“PDCs”) employing such PCD, methods of forming PCD and PDCs, and various applications for such PCD and PDCs in rotary drill bits, bearing apparatuses, and wire-drawing dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Bertagnolli, Jiang Qian, Jason Wiggins, Michael Vail, Debkumar Mukhopadhyay
  • Patent number: 10695467
    Abstract: An antibacterial member that maintains a high antibacterial property and a high osteoconductive property for a long duration is provided. The antibacterial member includes a DLC film (F-DLC film) 40 containing fluorine at least partially or entirely on an outermost surface of a base material 10. The F-DLC film has an element ratio (F/(F+C)) of 17% to 72% and a nanoindentation hardness of 2,000 MPa to 16,000 MPa. This maintains wear resistance and close contact, and obtains an antibacterial member that maintains a high antibacterial property and a high osteoconductive property for a long duration. The F-DLC film does not necessarily need to cover the entire outermost surface of the base material but may be disposed in a mottled pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Kanazawa Medical University, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Onward Ceramic Coating Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahito Kawaguchi, Norio Kawahara, Yoshitsugu Iinuma, Kazuhiro Shintani, Shinobu Oda, Makoto Taki
  • Patent number: 10689305
    Abstract: A carbon/carbon brake disk is provided. The carbon/carbon brake disk may comprise a carbon fiber, wherein the carbon fiber is formed into a fibrous network, wherein the fibrous network comprises carbon deposited therein. The carbon fiber may undergo a FHT process, wherein micro-cracks are disposed in the carbon fiber. In various embodiments, the micro-cracks may be at least partially filled with un-heat-treated carbon via a final CVD process, wherein the final CVD process is performed at a temperature in the range of up to about 1,000° C. (1,832° F.) for a duration in the range from about 20 hours to about 100 hours. In various embodiments, the un-heat-treated carbon may be configured to prevent oxygen, moisture, and/or oxidation protection systems (OPS) chemicals from penetrating the carbon/carbon brake disk. In various embodiments, the final CVI/CVD process may be configured to increase the wear life of the carbon/carbon brake disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Warren Rudolph, John Linck
  • Patent number: 10683208
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a MXene nanosheet includes removing an A atomic layer from an inorganic compound having a formula of Mn+1AXn to form a nanosheet, the nanosheet having a formula of Mn+1XnTs, and reducing the nanosheet having a formula of Mn+1XnTs to form an MXene nanosheet, the MXene nanosheet having a formula of Mn+1Xn, wherein M is at least one of Group 3 transition metal, Group 4 transition metal, Group 5 transition metal, and Group 6 transition metal, A is at least one of a Group 12 element, Group 13 element, Group 14 element, Group 15 element and Group 16 element, X is one of carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and a combination thereof, Ts is one of oxide (O), epoxide, hydroxide (OH), alkoxide having 1-5 carbon atoms, fluoride (F), chloride (Cl), bromide (Br), iodide (I), and a combination thereof, and n is one of 1, 2 and 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Hyeonjin Shin, Hyoyoung Lee, Yeoheung Yoon
  • Patent number: 10680244
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a graphite composite structure includes the following steps. An amorphous carbon layer having a short-range ordered structure region in a range from 50% to 100% is provided. At least one force is locally applied on a surface of the amorphous carbon layer to form at least one stressed region. An annealing process is performed on the amorphous carbon layer so as to form at least one long-range ordered graphite structure in the at least one stressed region. The at least one long-range ordered graphite structure includes a stack structure including a plurality of (002) planes. An angle between an extension direction of the (002) planes and the surface of the amorphous carbon layer is in a range from 45 degrees or more to 90 degrees or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Ding-Shiang Wang, Ming-Sheng Leu
  • Patent number: 10670099
    Abstract: [Object] The present invention provides a friction material used for a disc brake pad, which is manufactured by forming a non-asbestos-organic (NAO) friction material composition that does not contain a copper component, which provides an excellent wear resistance and a highly stable braking effectiveness even after being subjected to a history of high temperatures and high loads. [Means to Resolve] The friction material composition for the friction material molding containing, as an inorganic friction modifier, 10-40 weight % of a monoclinic zirconium oxide with an average particle diameter of 1-8 ?m relative to the total amount of the friction material composition, 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NISSHINBO BRAKE INC.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Yaguchi, Shinya Kaji, Tomomi Iwai
  • Patent number: 10658265
    Abstract: A heat dissipation structure comprises a flexible substrate, a graphite sheet, and a heat insulating material. The flexible substrate comprises a first surface and a second surface facing away from the first surface. The graphite sheet is connected to the second surface. At least one containing cavity is defined on an interface between the second surface and the graphite sheet. The heat insulating material is filled in the at least one containing cavity to form a heat insulating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Limited., HongQiSheng Precision Electronics (QinHuangDao) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fu-Yun Shen, Cong Lei, Ming-Jaan Ho, Hsiao-Ting Hsu
  • Patent number: 10651034
    Abstract: A method of forming an epitaxial layer on a substrate such as a sapphire wafer that does not readily absorb thermal radiation. The method includes coating a first side surface of the substrate with an energy-absorbing opaque material. The opaque material forms a thermally absorptive coating on the substrate. The coated substrate may be heated to remove contaminants from the thermally absorptive coating. The coated substrate is positioned in a vacuum deposition chamber and heated by directing radiative energy onto the thermally absorptive coating. An epitaxial layer such as GaN or SiGe is formed on a second side surface of the substrate opposite the thermally absorptive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Sang H. Choi, Adam J. Duzik
  • Patent number: 10643842
    Abstract: A method for making patterned two dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) nanomaterials is disclosed. The method includes making a substrate, wherein the substrate has a substrate surface including a first portion surface and a second portion surface, the first portion surface is formed by oxide or nitride, and the second portion surface is formed by mica; applying a mono 2D TMDs nanomaterials; annealing the mono 2D TMDs nanomaterials and the substrate in an oxygen containing gas, the annealing temperature is controlled so that only the part of the 2D TMDs nanomaterials, that is on the second portion surface, is removed by oxidization, and the other part of the 2D TMDs nanomaterials, that is on the first portion surface, is remained to form the patterned 2D TMDs nanomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xue-Wen Wang, Kai Liu, Ji-Wei Hou, Sheng-Zhe Hong
  • Patent number: 10639725
    Abstract: A composite diamond body includes a diamond base material and a stable layer disposed on the diamond base material. The stable layer may have a thickness of 0.001 ?m or more and less than 10 ?m, and may include a plurality of layers. A composite diamond tool includes the composite diamond body. There are thus provided highly wear-resistant composite diamond body and composite diamond tool that are even applicable to mirror-finish planarization of a workpiece which reacts with diamond to cause the diamond to wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Nishibayashi, Akihiko Ueda, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10631370
    Abstract: A member for a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus according to the present invention is a member that is to be joined to an aluminum nitride base member. The member is composed of a composite material including principal constituent phases that are aluminum nitride and a pseudopolymorph of aluminum nitride which includes silicon, aluminum, oxygen, and nitrogen. The pseudopolymorph of aluminum nitride has at least one periodic structure selected from a 27R phase and a 21R phase or an X-ray diffraction peak at least at 2?=59.8° to 60.8°. The composite material has a thermal conductivity of 50 W/mK or less at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Asumi Nagai, Noboru Nishimura, Yuji Katsuda
  • Patent number: 10629893
    Abstract: A porous electrode substrate has a form of a tape material and contains a structure made of carbon fibers and a carbon matrix. A specific surface area, porosity, and pore distribution are determined by the carbon matrix. The carbon matrix contains carbon particles including activated carbon with a high specific surface area and a carbonized or graphitized residue of a carbonizable or graphitizable binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SGL Carbon SE
    Inventor: Ruediger-Bernd Schweiss