Next To Metal Salt Or Oxide Patents (Class 428/469)
  • Patent number: 11136641
    Abstract: High-strength galvannealed steel sheet including any of a) an oxide containing Fe and Mn, b) an oxide containing Fe and Mn and an Fe oxide, c) an oxide containing Fe and Mn and a Mn oxide, d) an oxide containing Fe and Mn, an Fe oxide, and a Mn oxide, and e) an Fe oxide and a Mn oxide is present in a zinc coated layer. The total amount of oxide is 0.01 to 0.100 g/m2; the ratio by mass % of Mn to Fe, e.g., Mn/Fe, contained in the oxide is 0.10 to 10.00; an oxide of at least one selected from Fe and Mn is present in an amount of 60% or more; and an oxide of at least one selected from Fe and Mn is present in a surface layer portion of a steel sheet in an amount of 0.040 g/m2 or less (not including zero).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Maeda, Yoichi Makimizu, Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Katsumi Yamada, Yoshiyasu Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11098485
    Abstract: Methods and processes for depositing a fire resistant barrier on a construction material involve coating exposed webbing of, for instance, an I-joist with a fire-resistant material using a wetting layer and a thickening layer. A time period between depositing the wetting layer and thickening layer is controlled to facilitate complete wetting of the exposed webbing. Filler such as fiberglass may be included in the thickening layer. The wetting and thickening layers may be deposited on the webbing in the same application. The construction material, such as the I-joist, may then be subjected to a curing treatment and additional curing period followed by coating the second side using a similar methodology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael D. Huddy
  • Patent number: 11088357
    Abstract: A battery case including: a container configured to house an electrode assembly, wherein the container includes a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls, the bottom wall and the plurality of side walls are integrated to define a space for housing the electrode assembly and to provide a top opening opposite the bottom wall, the container includes a polymeric composition including a polymer and an inorganic moisture absorbent dispersed in the polymer, and the battery case has a water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of less than about 0.05 grams per square meter per day, when measured at 38° C. and a relative humidity of 100% according to ISO 15106 or ASTM F1249.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Moon Il Jung, Song Won Hyun, In Kim, Moo Ho Lee, In Su Lee, Junghoon Lee, Hye Jeong Lee, Ginam Kim
  • Patent number: 11072712
    Abstract: A coating composition and a method is used to coat metallic substrates for corrosion resistance. The coating composition includes acid, metal acetate, organosilane and water. The method includes steps of depositing the composition on an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate and allowing the composition to dry to form a sol-gel coating on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Kirk Kramer, Lisa K. Miller, Shawn E. Dolan, Patrick A. Scalera
  • Patent number: 11066734
    Abstract: This invention provides a thermal spray slurry capable of forming a favorable thermal spray coating. The thermal spray slurry comprises a dispersion medium and thermal spray particles formed of at least one material selected from the group consisting of a ceramic, a cermet and a metal. 800 mL of the thermal spray slurry contains A kg of the thermal spray particles; when 800 mL of the thermal spray slurry in which the thermal spray particles are dispersed is supplied at a flow rate of 35 mL/min to a horizontally-placed tube and collected, the collected slurry contains B kg of the thermal spray particles; and the slurry has a supply efficiency index If of 70% or higher, determined by the next equation If (%)=B/A×100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ibe, Fumi Shinoda, Kazuyuki Tsuzuki
  • Patent number: 11067721
    Abstract: A self-cleaning film system includes a substrate and an anti-reflection film disposed on the substrate. The anti-reflection film includes a first sheet formed from titanium dioxide, a second sheet formed from silicon dioxide and disposed on the first sheet, and a third sheet formed from titanium dioxide and disposed on the second sheet. The system includes a self-cleaning film disposed on the anti-reflection film and including a monolayer disposed on the third sheet and formed from a fluorinated material selected from the group consisting of fluorinated organic compounds, fluorinated inorganic compounds, and combinations thereof. The self-cleaning film includes a first plurality of regions disposed within the monolayer such that each of the first plurality of regions abuts and is surrounded by the fluorinated material and includes a photocatalytic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Seder, James A. Carpenter, Gayatri V. Dadheech
  • Patent number: 11021392
    Abstract: Provided is an antireflective-film attached transparent substrate having a luminous transmittance of 20% to 84% and a b* value of a transmission color being 5 or smaller under a D65 light source, in which the antireflective film has a luminous reflectance being 1% or lower and a sheet resistance being 104 ?/? or higher, and in which the antireflective film has a multilayer structure built up of at least two layers, at least one layer is constituted mainly of silicon oxide, and at least another layer is constituted mainly of a mixed oxide of at least one oxide of Mo and W and at least one oxide of Si, Nb, Ti, Zr, Ta, Al, Sn, and In, and has an extinction coefficient at 550 nm being in a range of 0.005 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Kensuke Fujii
  • Patent number: 11015581
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a coating monitoring system of wind turbines, comprising a monitoring object having at least one coating on the surface. A coating monitoring module is coupled to the monitoring object, and the coating monitoring module comprises a MEMS system including a signal generating device, and a printed circuit board connected to the MEMS system. The coating monitoring module measures a measured coating impedance value of the monitoring object. A potentiostat, calculating an actual coating impedance value of the monitoring object, is connected to the monitoring object. And a computing device coupled to the coating monitoring module, the computing device correcting the measured coating impedance value based on the actual coating impedance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SHIP AND OCEAN INDUSTRIES R&D CENTER
    Inventors: Yueh-Lien Lee, Jau-Horng Chen, Cheng-Hsien Chung, Hua-Tung Wu, Shu-Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10989594
    Abstract: An optical spectrometer may include an optical filter including a plurality of filter layers formed on a base substrate. The filter layers may include a perovskite material and at least two filter layers among the plurality of filter layers may include perovskite materials having different composition ratios from each other. The filter layers may show respective band-gap characteristics in different optical wavelength ranges from each other, in an optical absorption spectrum and/or an optical transmission spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weonkyu Koh, Junghyun Park
  • Patent number: 10968507
    Abstract: A sprayed coating having a multilayer structure including a lower layer made a sprayed coating containing a rare earth oxide, and a surface layer made of another sprayed coating containing a rare earth fluoride and/or a rare earth oxyfluoride, the multilayered sprayed coating having a volume resistivity at 23° C. and a volume resistivity at 200° C., the volume resistivity at 23° C. being 1×109 to 1×1012 ?·cm, and a temperature index of the volume resistivities defined by the ratio of the volume resistivity at 200° C. to the volume resistivity at 23° C. being 0.1 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Iwasaki, Noriaki Hamaya, Yasushi Takai, Hajime Nakano
  • Patent number: 10930418
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetic field shielding unit for magnetic security transmission. The magnetic field shielding unit for magnetic security transmission includes a magnetic shielding layer formed of fragments of ferrite containing magnesium oxide (MgO) shredded to improve flexibility of the magnetic field shielding unit. The ferrite containing magnesium oxide has a real part (??) of the complex permeability of 650 or more at a frequency of 100 kHz. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent influence of a magnetic field on components of a mobile terminal device or a body of a user who uses the same, and to further increase the characteristics of the combined antennas even if the magnetic field shielding unit is combined with various kinds and purposes of antennas having various structures, shapes, sizes and intrinsic characteristics (inductance, resistivity, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amosense Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woong Yong Lee, Seong Tae Kim, Kyung Pyo Hong
  • Patent number: 10877521
    Abstract: A display device includes a flexible substrate, a display element on the flexible substrate and including a thin film transistor, a metal layer disposed at a lower portion of the flexible substrate, and an air layer formed between the flexible substrate and the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo Jung Kim, Tae Young Kim, Jong Woo Park, Dae Youn Cho, Ki Ju Im, Young Tae Choi
  • Patent number: 10837098
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a process comprising transporting of a foil structure in a coating region in a vacuum chamber, wherein the foil structure has a thickness of less than 40 ?m; and coating the foil structure with a protective layer using a gaseous coating material; wherein the gaseous coating material comprises a metal; applying an active material on the foil structure to form a first electrode which has a first chemical potential; assembling the first electrode with a second electrode, where the second electrode has a second chemical potential; and encapsulating the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VON ARDENNE ASSET GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Maik Vieluf
  • Patent number: 10808555
    Abstract: Thermal barrier coatings, which may be used in gas turbine engines, comprise or consist of a tantala-niobia-zirconia mixture that is stabilized with two or more stabilizers. An exemplary thermal barrier coating comprises or consists of, by mole percent: about 2% to about 30% YO1.5; about 8% to about 30% YbO1.5 or GdO1.5 or combination thereof; about 6% to about 30% TaO2.5; about 0.1% to about 10% NbO2.5; about 0% to about 10% HfO2; and a balance of ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David John Jorgensen, Wil Baker, Vladimir K. Tolpygo
  • Patent number: 10796829
    Abstract: A coil electronic component includes a body including a plurality of insulating layers and coil patterns disposed on the insulating layers, and external electrodes formed on an external surface of the body and connected to the coil patterns. The plurality of insulating layers include a Ni—Cu—Zn based ferrite, and the Ni—Cu—Zn based ferrite has a content of Ni within a range from 5 to 15%, a content of Cu within a range from 5 to 10%, and a content of Zn within a range from 28 to 35% based on a mole ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 10744601
    Abstract: A bonded brazing ring secured to an end of a tube having a solvent or a solvent with a binder applied to the surface of the tube, and a method of adhering a brazing ring to a tube using a solvent or a solvent with a binder is provided. The brazing ring is secured to the tube prior to a brazing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BELLMAN-MELCOR DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Campbell, John Scott
  • Patent number: 10676623
    Abstract: A coating composition including about 5 wt % to about 70 wt % of a latex or a water-dispersible film forming polymer, based on the total weight of the coating composition, a surfactant present in the coating composition at 0.1% to about 1% on the continuous phase of the coating composition; a polymeric associative thickener present in the coating composition at about 0.1% to about 2% on the continuous phase of the coating composition; about 0.1 wt % to about 5 wt % a styrene acrylic resin, based on the total weight of the coating composition; and an aqueous diluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Korenkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10619644
    Abstract: A coating consists essentially of one or more selected from the group of nitrides of one or more first metals of titanium, zirconium and hafnium beyond 0 at % but less than 100 at % and a balance of silicon, and nitrides of one or more second metals of vanadium, niobium and tantalum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: IHI Corporation, HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahito Araki, Yuta Tanaka, Kazuhiko Kakinuma, Masanobu Baba, Issei Otera, Kana Morishita, Shuho Koseki
  • Patent number: 10577950
    Abstract: An article having a substrate that includes a ceramic or a ceramic matrix composite, a bond layer on the substrate that includes silicon metal and a boria stabilizing agent, and at least one additional layer on the bond layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Sean E. Landwehr, Michael Cybulsky, Kang N. Lee
  • Patent number: 10571610
    Abstract: An infrared (IR) control composite film can have an IR control composite stack which can synergistically improve and provide tailorability to the optical properties and solar properties of the composite film. The IR control composite stack can include a first IR control layer contacted by first and second encapsulation layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yemima Anne Bon Saint Come, Laura Jane Singh, Camille Joseph
  • Patent number: 10508809
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to an article and methods of forming the article. The article includes a thermal barrier coating disposed on a substrate. The thermal barrier coating includes a thermal barrier material and partially filled surface-connected columnar voids. The partially filled surface-connected columnar voids are interspersed with the thermal barrier material in the thermal barrier coating. At least some of the partially filled surface-connected columnar voids include a calcium-magnesium-aluminum-silicon-oxide (CMAS)-reactive material disposed within, such that the CMAS-reactive material is physically separated from the substrate by a columnar cavity having an aspect ratio greater than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cathleen Ann Hoel, Kristen Hall Brosnan
  • Patent number: 10497879
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an organic light-emitting display panel and an organic light-emitting display device. The organic light-emitting display panel includes: a first electrode, a hole injection layer, a light-emitting layer and a second electrode that are stacked in turn; wherein, the material of the hole injection layer includes an organic material and a conductive metal oxide, or the hole injection layer is formed by stacking an organic material film layer and a conductive metal oxide film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED Co., Ltd., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihong Lei, Jinghua Niu, Xiangcheng Wang, Lei Lv
  • Patent number: 10494310
    Abstract: In some examples, method including forming an EBC layer on a substrate, wherein the EBC layer exhibits an initial porosity; forming a layer of silicate glass on a surface of the EBC layer; and melting the silicate glass on the surface of the EBC layer to infiltrate the EBC layer with the molten silicate glass to decrease the porosity of the EBC layer from the initial porosity to a final porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Sean E. Landwehr, Adam Lee Chamberlain, Ann Bolcavage
  • Patent number: 10458255
    Abstract: A fan section to be incorporated into a gas turbine engine has a rotor and a plurality of fan blades. The fan blades deliver air into a bypass duct defined inwardly of the nacelle and into a core engine. There are static vanes inward of the nacelle. A surface of the fan section is provided with a removable film material. A gas turbine engine and a method of refurbishing a surface are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Roberge, George J. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10438911
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a circuit substrate, a connecting electrode, a micro-element, and a solder. The connecting electrode is located on the circuit substrate. The connecting electrode has a first transparent conductive layer. A surface of the first transparent conductive layer is located opposite the circuit substrate, and has a plurality of micrometer or nanometer particles. The micro-element is electrically connected to the connecting electrode. The solder is located between the connecting electrode and the micro-element, and fixes the micro-element on the connecting electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Liu, Ho-Cheng Lee, Chung-Chan Liu
  • Patent number: 10435534
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a dielectric substrate comprises an unsintered polytetrafluoroethylene; and a high dielectric constant filler, wherein the dielectric constant of the high dielectric constant filler is greater than or equal to 35; wherein the dielectric substrate has a specific gravity of greater than or equal to 90% of a calculated theoretical density of the dielectric substrate, wherein the theoretical specific gravity is calculated based on a measured specific gravity of the high dielectric constant filler, the specific gravity of the unsintered polytetrafluoroethylene, and the relative weight fractions of the unsintered polytetrafluoroethylene and the high dielectric constant filler; and wherein the dielectric substrate has a dielectric constant of greater than or equal to 11.5 as determined at a frequency of 10 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Pitolaj, Allen F. Horn, III, Christopher J. Caisse, Patricia A. LaFrance
  • Patent number: 10435569
    Abstract: A spray material comprising rare earth element oxyfluoride particles having an aspect ratio of up to 2, an average particle size of 10-100 ?m, and a bulk density of 0.8-2 g/cm3, and containing not more than 0.5 wt % of carbon and 3-15 wt % of oxygen is suitable for air plasma spraying. An article having a sprayed coating of rare earth element oxyfluoride has high resistance against plasma etching and a long lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriaki Hamaya, Yasushi Takai
  • Patent number: 10431388
    Abstract: A tunable multilayer capacitor is provided. The capacitor comprises first active electrodes that are in electrical contact with a first active termination and alternating second active electrodes that are in electrical contact with a second active termination. The capacitor also comprises first DC bias electrodes that are in electrical contact with a first DC bias termination and alternating second DC bias electrodes that are in electrical contact with a second DC bias termination. A plurality of dielectric layers are disposed between the alternating first and second active electrodes and between the alternating first and second bias electrodes. At least a portion of the dielectric layers contain a dielectric material that exhibits a variable dielectric constant upon the application of an applied voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew P. Ritter, Craig W. Nies, Richard VanAlstine
  • Patent number: 10393932
    Abstract: Absorbing layers of a low-emissivity (low-E) coating are designed to cause the coating to have a reduced film side reflectance which is advantageous for aesthetic purposes. In certain embodiments, the absorbing layers are metallic or substantially metallic (e.g., NiCr or NiCrNx) and are positioned in order to reduce or prevent oxidation of the absorbing layers during optional heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, heat bending, and/or heat strengthening). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, other types of windows, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Anton Dietrich, Piotr Kokot, Adam Tokarz
  • Patent number: 10395923
    Abstract: A method for produce a silicon-carbide film by admitting a gaseous silicon-carbide precursor into a vacuum chamber containing a substrate and directing an electron beam into the vacuum chamber onto to the surface of the substrate. The electron beam dissociates the gaseous silicon-carbide precursor at the surface of the substrate creating non-volatile fragments that bind to the substrate surface forming a silicon-carbide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Aiden Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10370735
    Abstract: A steel product bent by heating to 600° C. or more, specifically a heat treated steel product having high strength and excellent chemical conversion coating ability which has scale with FeO content of 90% or more, having a thickness of 1 ?m or less on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Matsuda, Koji Akioka, Kazuo Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10352268
    Abstract: A cylinder liner for an internal combustion engine may include an aluminum alloy material including a magnesium content of at least 0.3% by weight, a liner body having a circumferential face, and an adapter layer of silicon oxide disposed on the circumferential face. The adapter layer may include at least one of a potassium oxide content and a sodium oxide content of greater than or equal to 0% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Bischofberger, Stefan Gaiselmann
  • Patent number: 10273758
    Abstract: A method of forming a cutting element comprises disposing diamond particles in a container and disposing a metal powder on a side of the diamond particles. The diamond particles and the metal powder are sintered so as to form a polycrystalline diamond material and a low-carbon steel material comprising less than 0.02 weight percent carbon and comprising an intermetallic precipitate on a side of the polycrystalline diamond material. Related cutting elements and earth-boring tools are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Evans, Steven W. Webb
  • Patent number: 10260141
    Abstract: A method of forming a spallation resistant thermal barrier coating on a metal substrate includes cleaning the substrate and preheating the substrate to a temperature suitable for the deposition of a thermal barrier coating according to a preheating schedule that allows a thermally grown mixed oxide layer to form on the substrate. A ceramic thermal barrier coating deposited on the thermally grown mixed oxide layer forms a spallation resistant coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Neil B. Ridgeway
  • Patent number: 10233334
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces. Roughened (e.g., porous) surfaces can be utilized to lock in place a lubricating fluid, referred to herein as Liquid B to repel a wide range of materials, referred to herein as Object A (Solid A or Liquid A). Slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces outperforms other conventional surfaces in its capability to repel various simple and complex liquids (water, hydrocarbons, crude oil and blood), maintain low-contact-angle hysteresis (<2.5°), quickly restore liquid-repellency after physical damage (within 0.1-1 s), resist ice, microorganisms and insects adhesion, and function at high pressures (up to at least 690 atm). Some exemplary application where slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces will be useful include energy-efficient fluid handling and transportation, optical sensing, medicine, and as self-cleaning, and anti-fouling materials operating in extreme environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Joanna Aizenberg, Michael Aizenberg, Sung Hoon Kang, Philseok Kim, Tak Sing Wong
  • Patent number: 10201831
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions which allow for efficient inspection, maintenance and repair of ceramic coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Shankar Sivaramakrishnan, Wayne Charles Hasz, Kristen Hall Brosnan, James Edward Murphy
  • Patent number: 10195827
    Abstract: A ferroelectric film a plurality of fired films is provided. E each of the plurality of fired films is made of metal oxide in a perovskite structure including Pb, Zr, and Ti, a total content of Li, Na, and K in the each of the plurality of fired films is 3 mass ppm or less, and the total content of Li, Na, and K on one surface of each of the plurality of fired films is 5 times or more of the total concentration of Li, Na, and K on other surface of each of the plurality of fired films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki Sakurai, Jun Fujii, Nobuyuki Soyama
  • Patent number: 10199788
    Abstract: The present invention relates to monolithic structures for use as an electrical contact. In particular, these structures are formed from a laminate alloy, which in turn is composed of a Mn+1AXn compound. Electrical contact assemblies and electrical components having such contacts are also described herein. In some example, such monolithic structures display increased wear resistance, which is useful for sliding electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Nicolas Argibay, Thomas Scharf
  • Patent number: 10174416
    Abstract: A chromium-based oxidation protection layer for substrates that are subjected to high temperatures in which the layer includes a chromium-containing layer system that has a base layer and a functional layer, the base layer is situated between the substrate and the functional layer, the base layer contains at least mostly chromium nitride, and the functional layer contains chromium oxide. According to certain embodiments, the chromium-containing layer system has a functional layer having a multilayer structure that includes alters deposited individual layers A and B, the composition of the individual layers A differs from the composition of the individual layers B, the individual layers A contain at least mostly aluminum chromium nitride or chromium nitride, and the individual layers B contain at least mostly aluminum chromium oxide or chromium oxide or aluminum chromium oxynitride or chromium oxynitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Pfäffikon
    Inventor: Juergen Ramm
  • Patent number: 10176983
    Abstract: A method for produce a boron containing film by admitting a gaseous boron precursor into a vacuum chamber containing a substrate and directing an electron beam or ion beam into the vacuum chamber onto to the surface of the substrate. The electron beam or ion beam dissociates the gaseous boron precursor at the surface of the substrate creating non-volatile fragments that bind to the substrate surface forming a boron containing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Aiden Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10174420
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for forming an oxide layer on a metal substrate, which enables manufacture of an oxide layer with improved crystal orientation in comparison with that of the outermost layer of a metal substrate. The method for forming an oxide layer on a metal substrate 20 via RF magnetron sputtering comprises a step of subjecting the crystal-oriented metal substrate 20 exhibiting a c-axis orientation of 99% on its outermost layer to RF magnetron sputtering while adjusting the angle ? formed by a perpendicular at a film formation position 20a on the metal substrate 20 and a line from the film formation position 20a to a point 10a at which the perpendicular magnetic flux density is zero on the target 10 located at the position nearest to the film formation position 20a to 15 degrees or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hashimoto, Teppei Kurokawa, Takashi Koshiro, Hironao Okayama, Tatsuoki Nagaishi, Kotaro Ohki, Genki Honda
  • Patent number: 10139853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a light emitting knob based on a novel process that is capable of preventing a letter that is separated from a light blocking metal plate at a display window forming step from being separated from a resin layer irrespective of the shape or the type of the letter, which constitutes a light emitting display window, thereby considerably reducing a defect rate, and in particular, to provide a method for manufacturing a light emitting metal knob that introduces a new process so as to realize a surface color through anodizing processing from letters separated from a light blocking metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Jaeho Choi
  • Patent number: 10132755
    Abstract: A SERS element 2 comprises a substrate 21 having a front face 21a; a fine structure part 24, formed on the front face 21a, having a plurality of pillars 27; a first conductor layer 31 formed on the front face 21a and fine structure part 24 so as to cover the front face 21a and fine structure part 24 continuously; and a second conductor layer 32 formed on the first conductor layer 31 so as to form a plurality of gaps G1, G2 for surface-enhanced Raman scattering; while the first and second conductor layers 31, 32 are constituted by the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Maruyama, Katsumi Shibayama, Masashi Ito, Toru Hirohata, Hiroki Kamei
  • Patent number: 10130994
    Abstract: A method for producing a substantially spherical metal powder is described. A particulate source metal includes a primary particulate and has an average starting particle size. The particulate source metal is optionally ball milled and mixed with a binder in a solvent to form a slurry. The slurry is granulated to form substantially spherical granules, wherein each granule comprises an agglomeration of particulate source metal in the binder. The granules are debinded at a debinding temperature to remove the binder from the granules forming debinded granules. The debinded granules are at least partially sintered at a sintering temperature such that particles within each granule fuse together to form partially or fully sintered solid granules. The granules can then be optionally recovered to form a substantially spherical metal powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Zhigang Z Fang, Pei Sun, Yang Xia, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 10115887
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to ferroelectric ceramics including a stacked film formed on a Si substrate, a Pt film formed on the stacked film, a SrTiO3 film formed on the Pt film, and a PZT film formed on the SrTiO3, wherein the stacked film is formed by repeating sequentially N times a first ZrO2 film and a Y2O3 film, and a second ZrO2 film is formed on the film formed repeatedly N times, the N being an integer of 1 or more. It is preferable that a ratio of Y/(Zr+Y) of the stacked film is 30% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kijima, Yuuji Honda, Yukinori Tani
  • Patent number: 10090137
    Abstract: [Object] To provide: an In—Ce—O-based sputtering target capable of suppressing nodules and abnormal discharge over a long period, even though the Ce content based on an atomic ratio of Ce/(In+Ce) is 0.16 to 0.40, at which a high-refractive-index film can be obtained; and a method for producing the In—Ce—O-based sputtering target. [Solving Means] The sputtering target is an In—Ce—O-based sputtering target which is made of an In—Ce—O-based oxide sintered body containing indium oxide as a main component and cerium, and which is used in producing a transparent conductive film having a refractive index of 2.1 or more. The target is characterized in that the Ce content based on the atomic ratio of Ce/(In+Ce) is 0.16 to 0.40, and that cerium oxide particles having a particle diameter of 5 ?m or less are dispersed in the In—Ce—O-based oxide sintered body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10053818
    Abstract: The invention relates to biocidal systems comprising zinc ions and an oxidizing or non-oxidizing biocide, their use, and methods for preventing or decreasing starch degradation in starch-containing process waters from pulp, paper or board production processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Marko Kolari, Jaakko Ekman, Satu Ikävalko
  • Patent number: 9903018
    Abstract: A coated cutting insert and a method for making the same. The coated cutting insert has a substrate with a substrate surface. There is a backing coating scheme on the substrate surface, and a TiAl2O3 coating layer wherein the TiAl2O3 coating layer is deposited using chemical vapor deposition from a gaseous composition including AiCl3, H2, TiCl4, CO2 and HCl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Liu, Rodrigo A. Cooper, Peter R. Leicht, Mark S. Greenfield, Yixiong Liu
  • Patent number: 9887348
    Abstract: To obtain a piezoelectric film having excellent piezoelectric properties. One aspect of the present invention relates to ferroelectric ceramics including a ZrO2 film oriented in (200), a Pt film that is formed on the ZrO2 film and is oriented in (200) and a piezoelectric film formed on the Pt film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: YOUTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kijima, Yuuji Honda, Koichi Furuyama
  • Patent number: 9869003
    Abstract: A method of processing a workpiece to inhibit precipitation of intermetallic compounds includes at least one of thermomechanically processing and cooling a workpiece including an austenitic alloy. During the at least one of thermomechanically working and cooling the workpiece, the austenitic alloy is at temperatures in a temperature range spanning a temperature just less than a calculated sigma solvus temperature of the austenitic alloy down to a cooling temperature for a time no greater than a critical cooling time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventors: Robin M. Forbes Jones, Erin T. McDevitt