Self-sustaining Carbon Mass Or Layer With Impregnant Or Other Layer Patents (Class 428/408)
  • Patent number: 9384875
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method for transferring a graphene film, which can transfer a graphene film on a desired substrate with excellent adhesiveness, can effectively prevent defects from being generated in a graphene film and is excellent also in mass productivity, and a method for manufacturing a transparent conductive film. [Solving Means] One layer or a plurality of layers of graphene films 12 formed on a first substrate 11 and a second substrate 14 are stuck with a resin layer 13 that contains less than 1% by weight of a volatile component and has adhesiveness, the first substrate 11 and the second substrate 14 are pressurized to reduce a thickness of the resin layer 13, the resin layer 13 is cured, after that the first substrate 11 is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomi Kimura, Keisuke Shimizu, Toshio Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9365725
    Abstract: An article for use in aggressive environments is presented. In one embodiment, the article comprises a substrate and a self-sealing and substantially hermetic sealing layer comprising an alkaline-earth aluminosilicate disposed over the bondcoat. The substrate may be any high-temperature material, including, for instance, silicon-bearing ceramics and ceramic matrix composites. A method for making such articles is also presented. The method comprises providing a substrate; disposing a self-sealing alkaline-earth aluminosilicate layer over the substrate; and heating the sealing layer to a sealing temperature at which at least a portion of the sealing layer will flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Reza Sarrafi-Nour, Peter Joel Meschter, Curtis Alan Johnson, Krishan Lal Luthra, Larry Steven Rosenzweig
  • Patent number: 9353458
    Abstract: The present invention provides a base substrate for epitaxial diamond film capable of epitaxially growing a large area of high quality diamond, having a diameter of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more, on an iridium base by using the CVD method, a method for producing the base substrate for epitaxial diamond film, an epitaxial diamond film produced with the base substrate for epitaxial diamond film and a method for producing the epitaxial diamond film. An iridium (Ir) film is formed by epitaxial growth on a single crystal magnesium oxide (MgO) substrate or a single crystal sapphire (?-Al2O3) substrate by means of a vacuum deposition method or a sputtering method, and a bias nucleus generation process of forming epitaxial diamond nuclei is applied to the surface of the iridium (Ir) base formed as a film by exposing an ion-containing direct current plasma to the surface of the iridium (Ir) base formed as a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ATSUHITO SAWABE
    Inventors: Atsuhito Sawabe, Hitoshi Noguchi, Shintaro Maeda
  • Patent number: 9350027
    Abstract: A sealing structure includes: components (1, 2, 11, 16, 21, 22, 33, 34, 44, 51, 52, 61, 62) respectively having sealing surfaces (8, 9, 14, 17, 30, 31, 42, 43, 49, 71, 72) on surfaces thereof facing each other; and a seal member (3, 18, 25, 37, 46, 50, 55, 65, 104, 105, 106, 140, 240) interposed between the sealing surfaces to make the sealing surfaces closely adhere to each other, and at least a hard carbon film (6, 7, 13, 28, 29, 40, 41, 48, 53, 54, 66, 67, 108, 120, 130, 220, 230, 320, 330, 430) is formed on one or both of the sealing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kageyama, Yasuhiro Numao, Tomokatsu Himeno, Atsushi Miyazawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9324475
    Abstract: Transparent conducting electrodes include a doped single walled carbon nanotube film and methods for forming the doped single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) by solution processing. The method generally includes depositing single walled carbon nanotubes dispersed in a solvent and a surfactant onto a substrate to form a single walled carbon nanotube film thereon; removing all of the surfactant from the carbon nanotube film; and exposing the single walled carbon nanotube film to a single electron oxidant in a solution such that one electron is transferred from the single walled carbon nanotubes to each molecule of the single electron oxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, EGYPT NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
    Inventors: Mostafa M. El-Ashry, Ali Afzali-Ardakani, Bhupesh Chandra, George S. Tulevski
  • Patent number: 9324804
    Abstract: Electrically conductive material structures, analog electronic devices incorporating the structures and methods for making the structures are provided. The structures include a layer of graphene on a semiconductor substrate. The graphene layer and the substrate are separated by an interfacial region that promotes transfer of charge carriers from the surface of the substrate to the graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Max G. Lagally, Francesca Cavallo, Richard Rojas-Delgado
  • Patent number: 9309121
    Abstract: The preset invention is a hierarchically-structured carbon microbead and method for forming the microbead utilizing hydrothermal carbonization of a biomass/catalyst mixture to produce partially carbonized amorphous microspheres, wherein the biomass is an inexpensive material containing a high oxygen content component (e.g., sugar, starch, alcohol), and the catalyst is a metal or metal-containing compound, preferably a transition metal compound, and more specifically a transition metal selected from Fe, Co, Ni, Ru, Rh, Pd, Os, Ir, and Pt. Subsequently, a heat treatment is performed where the amorphous microspheres are heated to a temperature that is sufficiently high so as to result in carbonization, graphitization, and production of a carbonaceous coating or shell on the core of the microbead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: WISYS Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles P. Gibson, Annamalai Karthikeyan
  • Patent number: 9306167
    Abstract: A field-emission device is disclosed. The device comprises a solid state structure formed of a crystalline material and an amorphous material, wherein an outer surface of the solid state structure is substantially devoid of the amorphous material, and wherein a p-type conductivity of the crystalline material is higher at or near the outer surface than far from the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Rafael Kalish, Moshe Tordjman
  • Patent number: 9305777
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel one dimensional, direct nano-heterojunctions of vertically aligned silicon nanowires (SiNW)-carbon nano tube (CNT) arrays with ultra-low turn-on field useful in single electronic devices. The invention further discloses catalyst free chemical vapor deposition (CVD) route for synthesis of one dimensional, direct nano-heterojunctions of vertically aligned SiNW-CNT arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventor: Manjusha Vilas Shelke
  • Patent number: 9296656
    Abstract: A surface coating, colorant, pigment or polymer composite preparation that provides resistance to degradation when exposed to at least some portion of ultraviolet radiation having wavelengths between approximately 190 and 400 nm is made up of a dispersion of an effective amount of diamond nanoparticles in a binding matrix, wherein at least a portion of the diamond nanoparticles have a size greater than about 60 nm so that the diamond particles provide ultraviolet radiation degradation resistance properties in the dispersion. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: International Technology Center
    Inventors: Olga Alexander Shenderova, Varvara P. Grichko
  • Patent number: 9287463
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light generating device and a light generating device manufactured through the method are disclosed. The method of manufacturing a light generating device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, includes preparing a semiconductor stacking structure including a p-type semiconductor layer, an n-type semiconductor layer and an active layer disposed between the p-type semiconductor layer and the n-type semiconductor layer; forming a metal thin film on the n-type semiconductor layer or on the p-type semiconductor layer; annealing the metal thin film to form a grain boundary at the metal thin film; applying liquid with graphite powder to the metal thin film with the grain boundary; thermally treating the semiconductor stacking structure to which the liquid with graphite powder is applied; and removing the metal thin film with the grain boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-Geun Kim, Jae-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 9282653
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods for characteristics of glass components through use of one or more coatings are disclosed. The coatings are typically thin coatings, such as thin film coatings. The coatings can serve to increase strength of the glass components and/or provide durable user interfacing surfaces. Accordingly, glass articles that have received coatings are able to be not only thin but also sufficiently strong so as to resist damage from impact events. The coated glass articles are well suited for use in consumer products, such as consumer electronic devices (e.g., electronic devices).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Christopher D. Prest
  • Patent number: 9278862
    Abstract: Disclosed is graphene. More particularly, disclosed are a method for manufacturing graphene to grow graphene with high quality and graphene manufactured by the same. The method includes preparing a thermal-expansion compensation substrate, forming a metal layer on the thermal-expansion compensation substrate, and forming graphene on the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minseok Choi, Taehyeong Kim, Jinsan Moon, Mynghee Jung
  • Patent number: 9267542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system of sliding elements which are formed by a base body and a counter-body. It is the object of the invention to provide a system of sliding element comprising a base body and a counter-body which has a reduced mass with a sufficient strength and which achieves improved properties of friction and wear. The system of sliding elements in accordance with the invention is formed by a counter-body and a base body as friction partners. The base body is formed from a fiber-reinforced polymer material and the counter-body is coated with diamond-like carbon at the surface subject to friction. At least the base body is formed from a textile-reinforced polymer matrix structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Technische Universität Dresden
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Scheibe, Michael Leonhardt, Andreas Leson, Werner Hufenbach, Manuela Andrich, Klaus Kunze
  • Patent number: 9267201
    Abstract: The invention is upon anti-static wrapper; specifically upon a new technology to manufacture anti-static wrapper using new materials which is different from those manufacture by spreading a surfactant or metallic materials. The aim of this invention is to manufacture a new and semi-permanent anti-static wrapper with excellent electric dissipation and adhesion to polymer film by depositing DLC film on polymer film. This invention also supplies the magnetic enhancing ion gun (MEIG) depositing device and high productive Roll-to-Roll device in which DLC film can be deposited on polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: J&L Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngha Jun, Jaimoo Yoo, Kiho Yeo, Jongchul Moon
  • Patent number: 9266736
    Abstract: Provided is a long and large-area graphite film having improved thermal diffusivity and flex resistance, and accompanied by ameliorated ruffling. According to a method for producing a graphite film, in which graphitization of a heat-treated film consisting of a carbonized polymer film is carried out in a state being wrapped around an internal core, the method being characterized in that a heat treatment is executed by controlling distance(s) between the internal core and the film, and/or between the layers of the film, a graphite film accompanied by significantly ameliorated ruffling can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Ohta, Makoto Mishiro, Takashi Inada, Yasushi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9241802
    Abstract: A humeral head resurfacing implant (11) that has a modulus of elasticity close to that of human cortical bone as a result of its design from an integral substrate of isotropic graphite covered completely with a reinforcing layer of dense isotropic pyrolytic carbon. A carefully engineered cruciform stem (15) extends from the axial center of a flat distal circular surface (23) of a spherical cap portion (19) of the implant head located within the confines of a surrounding skirt portion (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ascension Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Klawitter, Robert B. More, Monti R. Gourley, Joseph P. Ritz, Evgeny G. Podnos
  • Patent number: 9238350
    Abstract: One object is to provide a method for providing a water- and oil-repellent layer on an amorphous carbon film with excellent fixity. A method according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes the steps of: preparing a substrate; providing, directly or indirectly on the substrate, an amorphous carbon film layer containing silicon and nitrogen in at least a surface thereof; and providing a water- and oil-repellent layer containing fluorine on the amorphous carbon film layer via a coupling agent capable of forming, with the amorphous carbon film layer, hydrogen bonds based on polarity and/or —O-M bonds (M is any one element selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti, Al, and Zr) by condensation reaction with functional groups of the amorphous carbon film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuo Kitsu, Kunihiko Shibusawa, Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: 9234391
    Abstract: A cutting element having a substrate, an abrasive layer mounted to the substrate at an interface, and a longitudinal axis extending through the abrasive layer and the substrate is disclosed, wherein the substrate has a binder material, a plurality of metal carbide grains bonded together by an amount of the binder material, and at least one binder gradient, and wherein the amount of binder material decreases along at least one direction to form the at least one binder gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: J. Daniel Belnap, Georgiy Voronin, Peter T. Cariveau
  • Patent number: 9233852
    Abstract: A highly dispersed graphene organic dispersion and an application thereof are provided. A mixture is firstly provided, which includes a graphite material and an organic solvent. And then, the mixture is subjected to a peeling process at high temperature and high pressure, thereby obtaining the highly dispersed graphene organic dispersion. The highly dispersed graphene organic dispersion contains 75% or more of a single-layered graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: KUN SHAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jean-Hong Chen, Yao-Wei Huang, Shao-Yan Jhang, Yan-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9233851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the method for manufacturing high quality graphene by heating carbon-based self-assembly monolayers, comprising the steps of: forming carbon source layers which are convertible into the graphene layer on the substrate; forming a metal catalyst layer on the carbon source layer; converting the carbon source layers into the graphene layer by heating the first part of the substrate using a local heating source, wherein the carbon source layers and the metal catalyst layers are formed; converting the carbon source layers into graphene by moving the local heating source and then heating the second part which is different from the first part; and removing the metal catalyst layer. The present invention also provides a substrate comprising a graphene layer manufactured by the above method and provides applications in semiconductor devices and electronic materials using the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: SeokWoo Jeon, JinWook Baek, JinSup Lee
  • Patent number: 9228972
    Abstract: A diamond electrode and a diamond microelectrode array for biosensors and electroanalytical applications, such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), are disclosed. The electrode comprises a layer of ultra-smooth conductive nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) having a resistivity of >0.05 ?cm and a surface roughness of <20 nm Ra. Preferably, the diamond layer comprises boron or nitrogen-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) having an average grain size <10 nm and a surface roughness <10 nm Ra. It may be patterned to define a microelectrode array with a plurality of individually addressable electrodes, each having a diameter in the range from 100 nm to 100 ?m. The surface of each microelectrode is hydrogen-terminated before bio-functionalization, i.e. modifying with sensing molecules for detection of a specific biological or chemical target and coating with a blocker for reducing non-specific binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prabhu U. Arumugam, Shabnam Siddiqui, John Carlisle
  • Patent number: 9231252
    Abstract: Provided herein is a coated electroactive particle, comprising i) an electroactive agglomerated particle that comprises a first and second electroactive materials; and ii) a polymeric overcoating on the surface of the electroactive agglomerated particle. Also provided herein is a coated electroactive particle, comprising i) an agglomerated particle that comprises subparticles of a first electroactive material and subparticles of a second electroactive material; and ii) a polymeric overcoating on the surface of the electroactive agglomerated particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: American Lithium Energy Corp.
    Inventor: Jiang Fan
  • Patent number: 9217195
    Abstract: The present invention provides a film formation method capable of forming a favorable amorphous carbon film under a low vacuum by using a bipolar-type PBII apparatus and the amorphous carbon film to be produced by the film formation method. The film formation method is carried out to form the amorphous carbon film under a low vacuum (1000 to 30000 Pa) by using a power source for the bipolar-type PBII apparatus. There are provided inside a chamber (1) a power source side electrode (3) connected to a power source (6) for the PBII apparatus and a grounding side electrode (4) opposed to the power source side electrode (3). A base material (2) is disposed on one of the power source side electrode (3) and the grounding side electrode (4). Plasma of a noble gas and that of a hydrocarbon-based gas are generated between the base material (2) and the electrode where the base material (2) is not disposed to form the amorphous carbon film on a surface of the base material (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: NTN CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kouya Oohira, Masaki Nakanishi, Yosuke Taguchi, Setsuo Nakao
  • Patent number: 9206527
    Abstract: A ta-C thin film (1A) is formed by laminating a first unit structure (11) and a second unit structure (12) in this order on a base material (10). The first unit structure (11) has mutually different amounts of sp3 bonding in a first layer (11a) and a second layer (11b), and has mutually different amounts of sp3 bonding in the second layer (11b) and a third layer (11c). The second unit structure (12) has mutually different amounts of sp3 bonding in a first layer (12a) and a second layer (12b), and has mutually different amounts of sp3 bonding in the second layer (12b) and a third layer (12c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Iwahori
  • Patent number: 9208928
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a multi-layer graphene-laminated substrate which comprises laminating, on a substrate surface, multi-layer graphenes from a mass of multi-layer graphenes. The method of the present invention can provide an electrically conductive film and a transparent electrically conductive film made of graphenes more easily and stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: INCUBATION ALLIANCE, INC.
    Inventor: Kazuo Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 9200363
    Abstract: Disclosed is AA? graphite with a new stacking feature of graphene, and a fabrication method thereof. Graphene is stacked in the sequence of AA? where alternate graphene layers exhibiting the AA? stacking are translated by a half hexagon (1.23 ?). AA? graphite has an interplanar spacing of about 3.44 ? larger than that of the conventional AB stacked graphite (3.35 ?) that has been known as the only crystal of pure graphite. This may allow the AA? stacked graphite to have unique physical and chemical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jae-Kap Lee, So-Hyung Lee, Jae-Pyoung Ahn, Seung-Cheol Lee, Wook-Seong Lee
  • Patent number: 9190657
    Abstract: Provided are embodiments of a method of synthesizing nano scale electrode materials using an ultrafast combustion technique and nano scale electrode materials synthesized using the method. The method does not require a process of annealing reaction products required for synthesis of electrode materials or any other additional processes, such as cleaning, filtering, and drying processes, so that it can take only several seconds to several minutes to obtain a resultant product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: INDUSTRY FOUNDATION OF CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jae Kook Kim, Eun Joung Kim, In Sun Yoo, Jin Sub Lim
  • Patent number: 9181098
    Abstract: An array of carbon nanotubes is prepared by exposing a catalyst structure to a carbon nanotube precursor. Embodiment catalyst structures include one or more trenches, channels, or a combination of trenches and channels. A system for preparing the array includes a heated surface for heating the catalyst structure and a cooling portion that cools gas above the catalyst structure. The system heats the catalyst structure so that the interaction between the precursor and the catalyst structure results in the formation of an array of carbon nanotubes on the catalyst structure, and cools the gas near the catalyst structure and also cools any carbon nanotubes that form on the catalyst structure to prevent or at least minimize the formation of amorphous carbon. Arrays thus formed may be used for spinning fibers of carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Paul N. Arendt, Ramond F. DePaula, Yuntian T. Zhu, Igor O. Usov
  • Patent number: 9181135
    Abstract: A composite compact formed by sintering, at high temperature/high pressure, a composition including cBN in a range of about 5 to about 60 vol. %, zirconia (or in the range about 5 to about 20 vol. %), and other ceramic material. Subsequent to sintering, the zirconia exists in the cubic phase and/or tetragonal phase. The zirconia may be either stabilized or unstabilized prior to sintering. The other ceramic material may include one or more of nitrides, borides, and carbides of Ti, Zr, Hf, Al, Si, or Al2O3. Some of the ceramic material is formed during the sintering process. The compact can be bonded to a tungsten carbide substrate during the sintering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Diamond Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Abds-Sami Malik, Jacob S. Palmer
  • Patent number: 9156233
    Abstract: Waterproof engineered floor and wall planks have a wear layer and an underlayer about an extruded dust and plastic composite core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: US Floors, Inc.
    Inventors: Piet V. Dossche, Philippe Erramuzpe
  • Patent number: 9145339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel materials intended for being contacted with liquid silicon and having a multilayer architecture, the intermediate layer of which is formed by a silicon carbide matrix containing at least one carbon nodule. The invention also relates to the method for preparing said materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et Energies Alternatives, Center National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Garandet, Denis Camel, Béatrice Drevet, Nicolas Eustathopoulos, Rana Israel
  • Patent number: 9140362
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a composite plate produced by an alternating stack of (n+1) flexible graphite foils and (n) perforated metal reinforcing foils with spurs (where n?2). The thicknesses of the flexible graphite foils used are preferably such that any 2 mm slice of thickness of the composite plate comprises at least 3 layers of flexible graphite, and has a graphite density per unit area of at least 2.34 kg/m2. For each perforated metal reinforcing foil, the spurs present on the foil generally have a height in relation to the surface of that foil that does not exceed about 1.3 times the thickness of the thinnest of the flexible graphite layers to which it is attached. A composite plate of the present invention enables the manufacture of gaskets that resist temperatures up to 550° C. under continuous service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: CARBONE LORRAINE COMPOSANTS
    Inventor: Alexandre Potier
  • Patent number: 9141018
    Abstract: A charging member includes a conductive support, a conductive adhesive layer that is arranged on the conductive support and contains a crosslinking agent having two or more functional groups reacting with a halogen group and a resin having a halogen group, and an elastic layer that is arranged so as to contact with the conductive adhesive layer and contains a rubber material having a halogen group, wherein the resin having a halogen group in the conductive adhesive layer and the rubber material having a halogen group in the elastic layer are cross-linked by reaction with the crosslinking agent at least at an interface between the conductive adhesive layer and the elastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Tomari, Hiroyuki Miura
  • Patent number: 9132609
    Abstract: A method for fixation, onto a layer comprising an amorphous carbon film and provided on a base material, of a layer comprising a material condensation-reacting with hydroxyl groups on a surface of the amorphous carbon film, whereby, in the layer comprising an amorphous carbon film and provided on the base material, the amorphous carbon film can have a holding power which is strong enough to fix the layer comprising a material condensation-reacting with a hydroxyl group on the surface of the amorphous carbon film and can have uniformity of the holding power. Si and O are added into the layer comprising an amorphous carbon film to thereby improve adhesion durability and binding uniformity of the layer comprising a material condensation-reacting with a hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: TAIYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Shibusawa, Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: 9128384
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of forming a substrate pattern including forming a bottom layer and an overlying middle layer on the substrate. A photo resist pattern is formed on the middle layer. An etch coating layer is deposited on the photo resist pattern. The etch coating layer and the photo resist pattern are used as a masking element to pattern at least one of the middle layer and the bottom layer. The substrate is etched to form the substrate pattern using the at least one of the patterned middle layer and the patterned bottom layer as a masking element. The substrate pattern may be used as an element of an overlay measurement process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Chao Lin, Chia-Hao Hsu, Kuo-Yu Wu, Chia-Jen Chen, Chao-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9129803
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems and/or articles related to techniques for forming a graphene film on a substrate, and the resulting graphene layers and graphenated substrates are generally disclosed. Some example techniques may be embodied as methods or processes for forming graphene. Some other example techniques may be embodied as devices employed to manipulate, treat, or otherwise process substrates, graphite, graphene and/or graphenated substrates as described herein. Graphene layers and graphenated substrates produced by the various techniques and devices provided herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Haim Grebel, Amrita Banerjee
  • Patent number: 9131611
    Abstract: A wire of an embodiment includes: a substrate; a metal film provided on the substrate; a metal part provided on the metal film; and graphene wires formed on the metal part, wherein the graphene wire is electrically connected to the metal film, and the metal film and the metal part are formed using different metals or alloys from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuichi Yamazaki, Makoto Wada, Masayuki Kitamura, Tadashi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9127515
    Abstract: A nanomatrix carbon composite is disclosed. The nanomatrix carbon composite includes a substantially-continuous, cellular nanomatrix comprising a nanomatrix material. The composite also includes a plurality of dispersed particles comprising a particle core material that comprises an allotrope of carbon dispersed in the nanomatrix and a bond layer extending throughout the nanomatrix between the dispersed particles. The nanomatrix carbon composites are uniquely lightweight, high-strength, high thermal conductivity materials that also provide uniquely selectable and controllable corrosion properties, including very rapid corrosion rates, useful for making a wide variety of degradable or disposable articles, including various downhole tools and components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhiyue Xu, Soma Chakraborty, Gaurav Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9121548
    Abstract: A sliding member includes: a substrate which has a sliding surface sliding under the presence of lubricating oil; and a film which is fixed to at least a part of the sliding surface. The film contains carbon (C), titanium (Ti), and boron (B), is obtained by repeatedly and alternately layering a first layer containing amorphous carbon as a principal component and a second layer containing C and Ti as principal components, and has hardness of 18 GPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mori, Munehisa Matsui, Keiji Hayashi, Yoshio Fuwa, Takatoshi Shinyoshi, Satoshi Jinno, Kenji Shimoda, Satoshi Hirota, Koichiro Akari, Hirotaka Ito
  • Patent number: 9120091
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a method for disposing nanoparticles on a substrate. In one embodiment, a substrate having a plurality of recesses is provided. In this embodiment, a plurality of nanoparticles is also provided. The nanoparticles include a catalyst material coupled to one or more ligands, and these nanoparticles are disposed within respective recesses of the substrate. In some embodiments, the substrate is processed to form nanostructures, such as nanotubes or nanowires, within the recesses. Devices and systems having such nanostructures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Gurtej Sandhu
  • Patent number: 9121092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating system on a substrate with improved protection against wear as well as corrosion. According to the invention the substrate is coated with a diamond like carbon (DLC) layer. This DLC layer is coated with an additional layer with material different from the DLC coating material, thereby closing the pin holes of the DLC layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, TRUBBACH
    Inventor: Astrid Gies
  • Patent number: 9117736
    Abstract: A structure having: a substrate and a diamond layer on the substrate having diamond nanoparticles. The diamond nanoparticles are formed by colliding diamond particles with the substrate. A method of: directing an aerosol of submicron diamond particles toward a substrate, and forming on the substrate a diamond layer of diamond nanoparticles formed by the diamond particles colliding with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Francis J. Kub, Charles R. Eddy, Jr., Boris N. Feygelson, Scooter Johnson
  • Patent number: 9115443
    Abstract: A diamond layer of single crystal CVD diamond which is colored, preferably which has a fancy color, and which has a thickness of greater than 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Element Six Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Daniel James Twitchen, Philip Maurice Martineau, Geoffrey Alan Scarsbrook, Bärbel Susanne Charlotte Dorn, Michael Andrew Cooper
  • Patent number: 9111667
    Abstract: A graphene transfer method comprising: attaching a first end of a first stacked structure, including a catalyst metal, graphene, and a supporting body stacked in the order stated, to a point of a target film that is transported in a roll-to-roll manner in a first direction; forming a second stacked structure by removing the catalyst metal of the first stacked structure, the second stacked structure having a surface whereon the graphene is exposed; and transferring the exposed graphene to a transfer surface of the target film by transporting the target film in a roll-to-roll manner and the second stacked structure in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Na-young Kim
  • Patent number: 9103052
    Abstract: A novel fine carbon fiber produced by vapor growth, in which a graphite-net plane consisting of carbon atoms alone forms a temple-bell-shaped structural unit including a closed head-top part and a body-part with an open lower-end, in which an angle ? formed by a generatrix of the body-part and a fiber axis is less than 15°, 2 to 30 of the temple-bell-shaped structural units are stacked sharing a central axis to form an aggregate, and the aggregates are connected head-to-tail with a distance to form a fiber. Fine short carbon fibers with excellent dispersibility can be obtained by shortening the fine carbon fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Nishio, Tsunao Matsuura, Kenji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9103016
    Abstract: A part has a layer with a WC-C composition gradient, with the exception of a metal-containing undercoat and with the exception of an ion implantation layer and a DLC surface layer having cohesive behavior in scratch tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: H.E.F.
    Inventors: Christophe Heau, Laurent Bombillon, Philippe Maurin-Perrier
  • Patent number: 9099375
    Abstract: A structure having: a substrate and a diamond layer on the substrate having diamond nanoparticles. The diamond nanoparticles are formed by colliding diamond particles with the substrate. A method of: directing an aerosol of submicron diamond particles toward a substrate, and forming on the substrate a diamond layer of diamond nanoparticles formed by the diamond particles colliding with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Francis J. Kub, Charles R. Eddy, Jr., Boris N. Feygelson, Scooter Johnson
  • Patent number: 9090048
    Abstract: A counter electrode and a dye-sensitized photovoltaic cell having the counter electrode are provided. The counter electrode includes a conductive substrate, an adhesive layer formed on the conductive substrate, and a porous carbon material layer formed on the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jong-Ku Park, Seung-Yong Lee, Yeon-Ik Jang, Pyuck-Pa Choi, Dong-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9061397
    Abstract: There is provided a diamond film for cutting-tools which has high toughness, excellent adhesiveness, high hardness, and in which tool service life is considerably improved in relation to cutting ultra-hard alloys and other very hard work materials. A diamond film for cutting-tools formed on a base material, in which at least one or more multilayered film layers [A] are included in which the layers are constituted by layering a film layer [?] having a film thickness of 1 ?m or more and 15 ?m or less and a film layer [?] having a film thickness of 1 ?m or more and 20 ?m or less so that the film layer [?] is disposed on the base material side and the film layer [?] is disposed on the surface layer side; the film thickness of the entire film body is set to 4 ?m or more and 30 ?m or less; and the film layer [?] and the film layer [?] have predetermined film compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: UNION TOOL CO.
    Inventors: Akira Sato, Yuji Watanabe, Tetsutaro Ohori, Shuntaro Suzuki, Kazutaka Sato