Of Metal Patents (Class 428/457)
  • Patent number: 11359287
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for improving adhesion between a polymer article and a metal plate. The method includes providing a polymer article, and hydrolyzing a surface of the polymer article using an acidic solution to obtain carboxylic acid groups at the surface. The method also includes grafting polyphenols to the carboxylic acid groups by esterification that is catalyzed by the acidic solution, and chelating metal ions to the grafted polyphenols to form polyphenol-metal complexes. The apparatus includes a body formed by additive manufacturing, and a metal plating formed on a surface of the body by electroless metal plating after a surface preparation process. The surface preparation process includes treating the surface with an acidic solution to obtain carboxylic acid groups at the surface, treating the surface with a polyphenol solution to obtain polyphenols grafted to the carboxylic acid groups, and chelating metal ions to the polyphenols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jospeh J. Philibert
  • Patent number: 11305329
    Abstract: A method of forming a heat exchanger tube, particularly suited for condensing applications, contemplates cold-rolling a metallic strip to emboss a hydrophobic surface texture, to thereby form an embossed surface on the metallic strip. The method includes roll forming the metallic strip to a tubular shape, with the embossed surface on the exterior of the tubular shape, and welding the edges of the roll-formed strip to form a heat exchanger tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Plymouth Tube Co.
    Inventors: Daniel S. Janikowski, Charles Murphy, Christian Lange
  • Patent number: 11286392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid plasma polymer body, especially a plasma polymer layer, which has an exceptionally high modulus of elasticity at a given C/O ratio. It further relates to a solid body comprising a substrate and, applied to this substrate, a plasma polymer layer of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Vissing, Matthias Ott, Gregor Grassl, Wolfgang Hielscher
  • Patent number: 11158831
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device is provided. The organic light-emitting device includes: an anode; a cathode; and an organic layer between the anode and the cathode and including an emission layer, wherein the emission layer includes a first emission layer including a first host, a second host, and a first dopant, and a second emission layer including a third host, a fourth host, and a second dopant, and the organic light-emitting device satisfies Equations 1 and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Lee, Mikyung Kim, Seunggak Yang, Jiwon Kwak, Namwoo Kim, Byounghee Park, Hanbyul Jang
  • Patent number: 11149163
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat exchanger which is imparted with high deodorizing properties in terms of cigarettes. A heat exchanger which has a hydrophilic coating film on the surface of a substrate that is formed from aluminum, and wherein the hydrophilic coating film is formed using a hydrophilizing agent that contains 0.8-1.8% by mass of a vanadium compound in terms of elemental vanadium, while containing 90% by mass or more of a resin which contains 38-40% by mass of a polyvinyl alcohol having an ethylene chain, 22-24% by mass of a radically polymerizable monomer having a carboxylic acid, 15-17% by mass of a radically polymerizable monomer represented by general formula and 22-24% by mass of a polyethylene glycol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT SURF CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Wada, Hitoshi Kayama, Masahiko Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 11148190
    Abstract: A component according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first cavity, a second cavity and a rib between the first cavity and the second cavity, the rib including a first rib surface that is substantially flat and a second rib surface that is tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley
  • Patent number: 11149696
    Abstract: A gas tube for an EGR cooler has such a structure that a metal plate having a flat plate shape is bent in a tube shape. The metal plate includes a core material, a sheath material clad on one surface of the core material or on both surfaces thereof, and an intermediate material clad between the core material and the sheath material so as to prevent magnesium from diffusing from the core material to the sheath material. The core material includes copper (Cu), silicon (Si), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), titanium (Ti), and aluminum (Al).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KORENS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyung Geun Cho
  • Patent number: 11142655
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for coating metallic surfaces with a composition containing silane/silanol/siloxane/polysiloxane, wherein, in addition to a) at least one compound selected from silanes, silanols, siloxanes and polysiloxanes, b) at least one compound containing titanium, hafnium, zirconium, aluminium and/or boron, and c) at least one type of cation selected from cations of metals of subgroups 1 to 3 and 5 to 8, including lanthanides, and of main group 2 of the periodic table of the elements, and/or at least one corresponding compound, the composition contains at least one substance d) selected from: d1) silicon-free compounds having at least one amino, urea and/or ureido group in each case, d2) anions of nitrite and/or compounds having at least one nitro group, d3) compounds based on peroxide, and d4) phosphorus-containing compounds, anions of at least one phosphate and/or anions of at least one phosphonate, as well as e) water, and f) optionally also at least one organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kolberg, Manfred Walter, Peter Schubach
  • Patent number: 11136676
    Abstract: Methods of preparing 7xxx aluminum alloy products for adhesive bonding are disclosed. Generally, the methods include chemical and/or mechanically preparing a 7xxx aluminum alloy product to reduce the amount of magnesium oxides while maintaining any copper-containing intermetallic particles located proximal the surface of the 7xxx aluminum alloy product. After preparation, a functionalized layer may be produced thereon for adhesive bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ARCONIC TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Ali Unal, June M. Epp, James M. Marinelli, Marissa Menanno
  • Patent number: 11066577
    Abstract: The electrically conductive adhesive film comprises a metal particle (P) and a resin (M), the resin (M) comprises a thermosetting resin (M1), and the metal particle (P) has an average particle size (d50) of 20 ?m or less and comprises 10% by mass or more of a first metal particle (P1) having a fractal dimension of 1.1 or more when viewed in a projection drawing in a primary particle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoaki Mihara, Noriyuki Kirikae, Jirou Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11067730
    Abstract: An optical filter may include a substrate made of a material including an optically transparent matrix material and nano-photonic material with icosahedral or dodecahedral symmetry dispersed in the matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Djuro Koruga
  • Patent number: 10961615
    Abstract: A method may include annealing a material including iron and nitrogen in the presence of an applied magnetic field to form at least one Fe16N2 phase domain. The applied magnetic field may have a strength of at least about 0.2 Tesla (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Michael P. Brady, Orlando Rios, Yanfeng Jiang, Gerard M. Ludtka, Craig A. Bridges, Jian-Ping Wang, Xiaowei Zhang, Lawrence F. Allard, Edgar Lara-Curzio
  • Patent number: 10955594
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a highly reflective multiband mirror that is reflective in the VIS-NIR-SWIR-MWIR-LWIR bands, the mirror being a complete thin film stack that consists of a plurality of layers on a selected substrate. In order from substrate to the final layer, the mirror consists of (a) substrate, (b) barrier layer, (c) first interface layer, (d) a reflective layer, (e) a second interface layer, (f) tuning layer(s) and (g) a protective layer. In some embodiments the tuning layer and the protective layer are combined into a single layer using a single coating material. The multiband mirror is more durable than existing mirrors on light weight metal substrates, for example 6061-Al, designed for similar applications. In each of the five layer types methods and materials are used to process each layer so as to achieve the desired layer characteristics, which aid to enhancing the durability performance of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason S Ballou, Frederick J Gagliardi, Gary Allen Hart, Timothy R Soucy, Robin Merchant Walton, Leonard Gerard Wamboldt, Jue Wang
  • Patent number: 10927044
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating a solid article from a boron carbide powder comprising boron carbide particles that are coated with a titanium compound. Further disclosed herein are the unique advantages of the combined use of titanium and graphite additives in the form of water soluble species to improve intimacy of mixing in the green state. The carbon facilitates sintering, whose concentration is then attenuated in the process of forming very hard, finely dispersed TiB2 phases. The further recognition of the merits of a narrow particle size distribution B4C powder and the use of sintering soak temperatures at the threshold of close porosity which achieve post-HIPed microstructures with average grain sizes approaching the original median particle size. The combination of interdependent factors has led to B4C-based articles of higher hardness than previously reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: VECRO MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Charles Schenck Wiley, Robert F. Speyer
  • Patent number: 10887984
    Abstract: A resin composition contains a component (A) being a polyphenylene ether in which the hydroxy group at an end of the main chain thereof has been modified with an ethylenically unsaturated compound, a component (B) being at least one of triallyl isocyanurate and triallyl cyanurate, and a component (C) being an organic peroxide containing no benzene ring. The component (C) is contained with a proportion of 0.1% to 7% by mass relative to 100% by mass of the total mass of the components (A), (B), and (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumichi Uchida, Chie Chikara
  • Patent number: 10886066
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a body and an external electrode on the body. The body includes a dielectric layer and an internal electrode. The external electrode includes an electrode layer connected to the internal electrode, a first plating portion on the electrode layer, and a second plating portion on the first plating portion. The first plating portion includes a plurality of plating layers in which a tin (Sn)-plated layer and a nickel (Ni)-plated layer are alternately stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Ho Lee, Eui Hyun Jo, Jang Yeol Lee, Myung Jun Park, Hyun Hee Gu
  • Patent number: 10871078
    Abstract: An article for use in a high-temperature environment that includes a substrate including a superalloy material, a ceramic, or a ceramic matrix composite, and an abradable coating on the substrate, the abradable coating including a rare earth silicate and a dislocator phase, the dislocator phase forms one or more distinct phase regions in the abradable coating and comprises at least one of hafnium diboride (HfB2), zirconium diboride (ZrB2), tantalum nitride (TaN or Ta2N), tantalum carbide (Ta2C), titanium diboride (TiB2), zirconium carbide (ZrC), hafnium carbide (HfC), tantalum diboride (TaB2), hafnium nitride (HfN), or niobium carbide (NbC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Ngunjoh Lawrence Ndamka, Li Li, Stephanie Gong, Sunny Chang, Ann Bolcavage, Taylor K. Blair
  • Patent number: 10854381
    Abstract: A device and a method for connecting sheet metal parts to form lamination stacks are demonstrated, in which sheet metal parts are stamped out of an electrical steel strip by means of at least one stamping stage, which has a die and a cutting edge that cooperates with the die, and the stamped-out sheet metal parts are stacked and at least integrally joined to form a plurality of lamination stacks; at least between a first sheet metal part of the stacked sheet metal parts and the subsequent second sheet metal part of the stacked sheet metal parts, a separating element is provided in order to facilitate the separation of the integrally joined sheet metal parts in lamination stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: voestalpine Automotive Components Dettingen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jochen Kauffmann, Jochen Lanksweirt, Heinrich Bursy
  • Patent number: 10836929
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyester polymer prepared from a reaction mixture comprising a polyacid component and a polyol component that comprises lignin. Residues of lignin are incorporated into the backbone of the polyester polymer. Coatings comprising the same and substrates coated at least in part with such coatings are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Paul Bowman, Carole A. Conley, Irina G. Schwendeman, Mercy M. Hibbert
  • Patent number: 10822270
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to ultra-fast laser treatment of silver-inclusive (low-emissivity) low-E coatings, coated articles including such coatings, and/or associated methods. The low-E coating is formed on a substrate (e.g., borosilicate or soda lime silica glass), with the low-E coating including at least one sputter-deposited silver-based layer, and with each said silver-based layer being sandwiched between one or more dielectric layers. The low-E coating is exposed to laser pulses having a duration of no more than 10?12 seconds, a wavelength of 355-500 nm, and an energy density of more than 30 kW/cm2. The exposing is performed so as to avoid increasing temperature of the low-E coating to more than 300 degrees C. while also reducing (a) grain boundaries with respect to, and vacancies in, each said silver-based layer, (b) each said silver-based layer's refractive index, and (c) emissivity of the low-E coating compared to its as-deposited form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Bernd Disteldorf
  • Patent number: 10815349
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a resin composition that suppresses the thermal expansion of a printed circuit board more than ever and also prevents the bleedout of substances from the printed circuit board, while maintaining a high glass transition temperature. The resin composition of the present invention contains an alkenyl-substituted nadimide, a maleimide compound, and an epoxy-modified cyclic silicone compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Katsuya Tomizawa, Tomoki Hamajima, Shohei Yamaguchi, Eisuke Shiga, Meguru Ito
  • Patent number: 10756007
    Abstract: A package includes a corner, a device die having a front side and a backside, and a molding material molding the device die therein. A plurality of redistribution lines is on the backside of the device die. The plurality of redistribution lines includes a plurality of metal pads. A polymer layer contacts the plurality of metal pads. A plurality of openings is formed in the polymer layer, with the plurality of metal pads aligned to and exposed to the plurality of openings. The plurality of openings includes a corner opening that is elongated and an additional opening farther away from the corner than the corner opening. The additional opening is non-elongated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Hsien-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10646894
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a squeegee apparatus which includes a main housing including an inlet end and an outlet end, the outlet end including an extrusion face and a protruding lip member, the inlet end including an inlet opening and the extrusion face including at least one outlet opening, wherein the inlet opening and the at least one outlet opening are in fluid communication with each other within the main housing. The present invention is also directed to a method for repairing a thermal barrier coating with a squeegee apparatus including supplying a repair composition into the inlet opening of the squeegee apparatus and depositing the repair composition from the at least one outlet opening onto the damaged region and concurrently traversing the squeegee apparatus over the damaged region while contacting a thermal barrier coating adjacent to the damaged region with the lip member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Pei-Hsin Kuo, Weston Blaine Griffin, Venkat Subramaniam Venkataramani, Hrishikesh Keshavan
  • Patent number: 10624833
    Abstract: A crosslinkable coating composition comprising: ingredient A that has at least two protons that can be activated to form a Michael carbanion donor; ingredient B that functions as a Michael acceptor having at least two ethylenically unsaturated functionalities each activated by an electron-withdrawing group; and a dormant carbamate initiator of Formula (1) wherein R1 and R2 can be independently selected from hydrogen, a linear or branched substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 22 carbon atoms; 1 to 8 carbon atoms; and An+ is a cationic species or polymer and n is an integer equal or greater than 1 with the proviso that An+ is not an acidic hydrogen; and optionally further comprising ammonium carbamate (H2NR1R2+?OC?ONR1R2). The crosslinkable coating composition can be used for a variety of coating applications including nail coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ELEMENTIS SPECIALTIES, INC.
    Inventors: Wouter Ijdo, Yanhui Chen, Prashant Deshmukh, Rajni Gupta, James A. Heck, Wayne Hoyte, Maurice Gray
  • Patent number: 10618993
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel phosphorus-containing olefin polymer that comprises cycloolefin as a first component and a vinyl phosphorus-containing compound as a second component. The present invention further provides a method for producing such phosphorus-containing olefin polymer and a composition and an article comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ELITE MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen-Yu Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10622305
    Abstract: An interconnection structure includes an underlying layer including a lower interconnection, and an interlayered dielectric layer including a contact hole and a trench therein. The contact hole exposes a portion of the lower interconnection, and the trench extends along a first direction to be connected to the contact hole. A contact plug extends through the contact hole in the interlayered dielectric layer, and an upper interconnection line extends in the trench of the interlayered dielectric layer and connects to the contact plug. The contact plug includes lower and upper sidewalls inclined at first and second angles, respectively, relative to the underlying layer, and the second angle is less than the first angle. Related devices and fabrication methods are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minsung Kang
  • Patent number: 10570612
    Abstract: An underlayment that meets underlayment requirements and provides thermal insulation is disclosed. The underlayment includes a core material and an upper emittance layer having an exterior surface. An upper reinforcement layer is positioned between the upper emittance layer and the core material. A first encapsulation layer is positioned between the upper emittance layer and the upper reinforcement layer. A second encapsulation layer is positioned between the upper reinforcement layer and the core material. The underlayment includes a lower emittance layer having an exterior surface. A lower reinforcement layer is positioned between the lower emittance layer and the core material. A third encapsulation layer is positioned between the lower emittance layer and the lower reinforcement layer. A fourth encapsulation layer is positioned between the lower reinforcement layer and the core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Environmentally Safe Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory L. Groft, Thomas W. Dauber, Thomas E. Wright
  • Patent number: 10525657
    Abstract: A gas permeable glass window, suitable for use with liquid interface additive manufacturing, has an optically transparent glass article greater than about 0.5 millimeters in thickness defining a first surface and a second surface. A plurality of gas channels are disposed through the article from the first surface to the second surface. The gas channels occupy less than about 1.0% of a surface area of the article and are configured such that the article has a gas permeability between about 10 barrers and about 2000 barrers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sasha Marjanovic, Garrett Andrew Piech, Kristopher Allen Wieland
  • Patent number: 10493726
    Abstract: A flat motor vehicle composite structure component, comprising a metal sheet component having a shaped metal sheet and to which at least one flat, inherently rigid reinforcement component of porous plastic is connected on at least one side of the metal sheet, the surface of the reinforcement component is adhesively connected to a side of the metal sheet component which, in the fully installed state, is intended to face a motor vehicle functional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Pfaffelhuber, Frank Uhl, Richard Koehnsen, Markus Sattel
  • Patent number: 10487375
    Abstract: High-density thermodynamically stable nanostructured copper-based metallic systems, and methods of making, are presented herein. A ternary high-density thermodynamically stable nanostructured copper-based metallic system includes: a solvent of copper (Cu) metal; that comprises 50 to 95 atomic percent (at. %) of the metallic system; a first solute metal dispersed in the solvent that comprises 0.01 to 50 at. % of the metallic system; and a second solute metal dispersed in the solvent that comprises 0.01 to 50 at. % of the metallic system. The internal grain size of the solvent is suppressed to no more than 250 nm at 98% of the melting point temperature of the solvent and the solute metals remain uniformly dispersed in the solvent at that temperature. Processes for forming these metallic systems include: subjecting powder metals to a high-energy milling process, and consolidating the resultant powder metal subjected to the milling to form a bulk material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Laszlo J. Kecskes, Micah J. Gallagher, Anthony J. Roberts, Kristopher A. Darling, Brady G. Butler
  • Patent number: 10457019
    Abstract: The present invention relates to filled polymeric materials including a polymer and a filler distributed within the polymer, and to light weight composites which comprise at least a pair of metallic layers and a polymeric layer interposed between the pair of metallic layers, the polymeric layer containing the filled polymeric material. The composite materials of the present invention may be formed using conventional stamping equipment at ambient temperatures. Composite materials of the present invention may also be capable of being welded to other metal materials. The composite materials may be employed in an automotive part. Preferred composite materials include one or any combination of the following features: metallic fibers, ribbon fibers; or a polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PRODUCTIVE RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Shimon Mizrahi, Moshe Narkis
  • Patent number: 10450461
    Abstract: A polymer composition that can exhibit excellent strength and flexibility under a variety of different conditions is provided. More particularly, the polymer composition contains a polyarylene sulfide, epoxy-functional polymeric impact modifier, and a crosslinking system that includes a metal carboxylate. In certain cases, the crosslinking system may also employ a crosslinking agent that is “multi-functional” to the extent that it contains at least two reactive, functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Tu, Kent Miller, Jared T. Kindt, Rong Luo, Xinyu Zhao
  • Patent number: 10446439
    Abstract: An embodiment includes an apparatus comprising: a transistor formed on a substrate; and a metal interconnect formed in a dielectric layer above the transistor, wherein: the interconnect comprises a copper layer and a barrier layer that separates the copper layer from the dielectric layer, and the barrier layer comprises tantalum and niobium. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Yashar, Gokul Malyavanatham
  • Patent number: 10438714
    Abstract: Highly uniform and thin silver nanowires are described having average diameters below 20 nm and a small standard deviation of the diameters. The silver nanowires have a high aspect ratio. The silver nanowires can be characterized by a small number of nanowires having a diameter greater than 18 nm as well as with a blue shifted narrow absorption spectrum in a dilute solution. Methods are described to allow for the synthesis of the narrow uniform silver nanowires. Transparent conductive films formed from the thin, uniform silver nanowires can have very low levels of haze and low values of ?L*, the diffusive luminosity, such that the transparent conductive films can provide little alteration of the appearance of a black background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: C3Nano Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxing Hu, Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Jing Shun Ang, Ajay Virkar
  • Patent number: 10439231
    Abstract: A metal separator for a fuel cell is disposed on each side of a membrane electrode assembly. The metal separator includes a base material containing Fe as a primary component and 10 mass % or more of Cr. The base material further contains at least any one of 0.1 to 15 mass % of Ta, 0.1 to 15 mass % of V, and 4 to 10 mass % of Sn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Kono, Masao Igarashi, Yasuki Miura
  • Patent number: 10428435
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for modifying the surface of a substrate made of electrically conductive metal oxide and notably made of ITO, comprising the following steps consisting in: (i) bringing into contact said surface with a solution containing copper ions (Cu2+) and ammonia then washing and optionally drying the surface thus obtained; and (ii) bringing into contact the surface obtained following step (i) with a solution containing sodium tetraborohydride then washing and optionally drying the surface of said conductive metal oxide substrate. The present invention relates to the use of such a method within the scope of the metallization by copper of a conductive metal oxide substrate as well as the surfaces of a modified and metallized conductive metal oxide substrate thus obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Yoan Bourlier, Thomas Berthelot
  • Patent number: 10414867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cross-linkable composition comprising: i) a fluorinated ?,?-bis(propargyl) oligomer of formula (I): in which m is 1 to 100, e.g. 1 to 93, n is 2 to 150, e.g. 1 to 128, p is 0 to 2, preferably 0 or 1.75, and n, m and p are selected such that the fluorinated ?,?-bis(propargyl) oligomer of formula (I) has a number average molar mass Mn of 400 to 25000; ii) a cross-linking agent comprising at least three azide-N3 groups; and iii) optionally, a fluorinated oligomer comprising two terminal azide-N3 or fluorinated ?,?-bis(azide) oligomer groups. The invention also relates to a material comprising the click chemistry reaction product of the cross-linkable composition of the invention, to a method for preparing said material and to the uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER, UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Mathieu Charlas, Donatien Henri Edouard Martineau, Gerald Pierre Maurice Lopez, Jean-Pierre Habas, Bruno Ameduri
  • Patent number: 10407578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous coating composition (A) having a pH in a range from 4.0 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: BASF Coatings GmbH, Henkel AG & Company, KGaA
    Inventors: Franz-Adolf Czika, Klaus Lepa, Kristof Wapner
  • Patent number: 10378095
    Abstract: A workpiece having a coating which has at least one TiB2 layer, characterized in that the TiB2 layers have a texture, in the XRD-spectrum, which leads to significant peaks which display a pronounced (002) orientation. The invention also relates to a method for producing said type of workpiece with a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Pfäffikon
    Inventors: Denis Kurapov, Siegfried Krassnitzer
  • Patent number: 10356913
    Abstract: The present disclosure related to a flexible electronic substrate assembly and a method and system of processing solder paste onto an electrical substrate. The assembly includes a flexible substrate having a solderable medium provided along the flexible substrate. A pattern of solder paste may be cured to a portion of the solderable medium. The solderable medium may be a generally continuous construction or a patterned construction relative to the flexible substrate. The substrate may be unwound from a roll of substrate material before solder paste is deposited thereon. The flexible electric substrate assembly may be formed though a roll to roll process. Infrared heat may be applied to the substrate with the solder paste deposit as the substrate is traveling along the process direction to reflow the solder paste as the substrate is traveling along the process direction at a high rate of speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Rieg, Randal Taylor, Willie Fowlkes, John Walsh, Paul Janousek
  • Patent number: 10344243
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of lubrication for biological tissue, especially joint and cartilage surfaces, and to methods of treating osteoarthritis using high molecular weight, hydrophilic polymer brushes, which mimic the structure and activity of lubricin. These synthetic lubricin analog polymer brushes (termed herein graft brush polymers), include poly(acrylic acid) backbones grafted with polyethylene glycol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Putnam, Mingchee Tan, Kirk J. Samaroo, Lawrence J. Bonassar
  • Patent number: 10329453
    Abstract: The coating film-forming composition is a solution of pH 6 to 9 and includes an aromatic compound having an amino group and an aromatic ring in one molecule, a polybasic acid having two or more carboxy groups, and a halide ion. The content of polybasic acid in the coating film-forming composition is 0.05 to 10 times the content of aromatic compound, and the halide ion concentration is 5 to 600 mM. A coating film with excellent adhesion to a resin can be formed on a surface of a metal member by bringing the coating film-forming composition into contact with the surface of the metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MEC COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Daisaku Akiyama, Yoichi Sengoku, Itsuro Tomatsu, Masao Okada, Ryoko Mitani, Keisuke Joko, Yasutaka Amitani, Tokuya Satomi, Masaru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10322567
    Abstract: A package includes a container formed to include an interior region and a mouth opening into the interior region and a closure coupled to the container to close the mouth. The closure is made from a film coupled to a brim included in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jau-Ming Su, Charisa Sofian, Paul Z Wolak
  • Patent number: 10326144
    Abstract: The present application relates to a layer of an oxidant electrode having hygrophobic and current collecting properties, and electrochemical metal-air cell utilizing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NANTENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Cody A. Friesen, Joel Hayes
  • Patent number: 10317084
    Abstract: An air swirler has a radially outer wall bounding an annular passage. The radially outer wall has an axially extending portion and a radially convergent portion which converges towards an outlet of the passage. Downstream of the outlet, the passage facing surface of the radially outer wall becomes divergent. The region in which the passage facing surface of the radially outer wall is convergent then divergent defines the flare. A circumferential and axially extending recess is provided in the radially outer wall opposite the flare. A reinforcement of material with superior wear properties to the material of the main body is built in the recess to a radius which coincides with that of the outer surface of the axially extending portion of the radially outer wall. The reinforcement can conveniently be added to the main body by means of a laser consolidation ALM process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Randall D. Siders, Matthew Donovan, Neal Thomson, David H. Bretz
  • Patent number: 10316413
    Abstract: A coated article comprises a substrate and a self-healing coating disposed on a surface of the substrate, the self-healing coating comprising a metallic matrix; and a plurality of micro- or nano-sized particles dispersed in the metallic matrix; the micro- or nano-sized particles comprising an active agent disposed in a carrier comprising a micro- or nano-sized metallic container, a layered structure, a porous structure, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Anusha Chilukuri, Sankaran Murugesan, Othon Monteiro
  • Patent number: 10294802
    Abstract: An assembly for use in a gas turbine engine and method for making the same are described herein. The assembly comprising a CMC component, a metallic component spaced apart from the CMC component, and a spacer. The spacer having a first surface in contact with the CMC and a second surface opposite the first surface in contact with the metallic component, the spacer comprising a CMC substantially free of silicon metal with a porosity of between about 5 percent and about 40 percent by volume to chemically isolate the CMC component from the metallic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce American Technologies, Inc., Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Shi, Robert J. Shinavski
  • Patent number: 10276322
    Abstract: A veneer configured to be secured to a backlit button of a control device may include a plate portion. The plate portion may have one or more laser-cut indicia defined therethrough, may have laser-cut rounded corners, and may have angularly offset outer edges that may be defined during an embossing process. The laser-cut indicia may be representative of a command for controlling an electrical load. The indicia may include an alphanumeric character, an icon, or the like, may define one or more substantially zero-radius corners, and may define respective inner surfaces that are substantially perpendicular to an outer surface of the plate portion. A laser-cut alphanumeric character may have variable (e.g., continuously variable) line width. The plate portion may define a rib that suspends a floating portion of the alphanumeric character relative to an open portion. The rib may define a thickness that does not exceed 0.003 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LUTRON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Rich Destremps, George M. Drizos, Scott A. Kleppinger, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Shawn A. Strange
  • Patent number: 10252377
    Abstract: An aqueous aluminum brazing composition contains, as a binder resin, a water-soluble/dispersible polyurethane resin that exhibits a residual ratio of 60% by mass or less in a 400° C. heating environment and exhibits a residual ratio of 1.0% by mass or less in a 520° C. heating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HARIMA CHEMICALS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yasuo Ota, JinYu Piao
  • Patent number: 10232377
    Abstract: Graphene platelet nano composites with metal or metal oxides. The coated and composited particles are useful as electrodes and for electrical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: XG SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Inhwan Do, Michael Knox, Scott Murray, Robert M. Privette