Aluminum Or Iron Salt Or Oxide Formed In Situ Patents (Class 428/472.2)
  • Patent number: 10792746
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for laser brazing an Al alloy to a steel sheet so as to produce a lap joint member that excels in bonding strength with respect to the Al alloy. The laser brazing method includes a brazing step of forming a brazed part (9) for bonding an Al alloy (3) to a hot dip Zn-based alloy coated steel sheet (1) in which a coating layer (2) contains 1.0 to 22.0% by mass of Al and a coating weight per surface is 15 to 250 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL NISSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Hosomi, Kouki Tomimura, Takefumi Nakako
  • Patent number: 10589005
    Abstract: A bioerodible endoprosthesis includes a bioerodible body including an alloy comprising at least 85 weight percent magnesium and at least one high-melting-temperature element having a melting temperature of greater than 700° C. The alloy has a microstructure including equiaxed magnesium-rich phase grains and optionally high-melting-temperature intermetallic phases. The equiaxed magnesium-rich phase grains have an average grain diameter of less than or equal to 10 microns. High-melting-temperature intermetallic phases, if present, can have an average longest dimension of 3 microns or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Drew Edick, Jonathan S. Stinson
  • Patent number: 10563933
    Abstract: A heat radiation member includes a metal base material made of a first metal material; and a plurality of heat radiation sections that are separately attached so as to disperse on a surface of the metal base material and contains a second metal material that is different from the first metal material and an oxide of the second metal material exposed on a surface of each of the respective heat radiation sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki Nishio, Kenji Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10279334
    Abstract: A metal-organic framework (MOF) and uses thereof are provided herein, including MOF comprising a repeat unit of the formula [ML], wherein L is a ligand of the following formula: and M is a divalent metal such as copper. The MOFs provided herein may be used in the separation of two or more gaseous molecules from each other. In some embodiments, the gaseous molecules are ethylene and acetylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Banglin Chen, Tong-Liang Hu
  • Patent number: 10190219
    Abstract: An electrical steel sheet (1) includes a base material (2) of electrical steel, and an insulating film (3) formed on a surface of the base material (2). The insulating film (3) contains a phosphate of one or more selected from the group consisting of Al, Zn, Mg and Ca. A proportion of an amount by mole (mol) of Fe atoms relative to an amount by mole (mol) of P atoms in the insulating film (3) is more than 0.1 but not more than 0.65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Yamazaki, Masaru Takahashi, Kazutoshi Takeda, Hiroyasu Fujii
  • Patent number: 9932928
    Abstract: On a piston top surface, a cavity and two valve recesses are formed. On the piston top surface, a first heat insulating film is formed. However, on edge portions, a second heat insulating film different from the first heat insulating film is formed. The second heat insulating film is formed along the edge portions. The first heat insulating film is composed of porous alumina and a sealer. The second heat insulating film is composed of only porous alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideo Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9914318
    Abstract: An aluminum strip for lithographic printing plate supports, from which printing plate supports can be produced with an improved roughenability and at the same time improved mechanical properties, particularly after a burn-in process, is formed of an aluminum alloy which has the following proportions of alloy constituents in wt. %: 0.05%?Mg?0.3%, 0.008%?Mn?0.3%, 0.4%?Fe?1%, 0.05%?Si?0.5%, Cu?0.04%, Ti?0.04%, inevitable impurities individually max. 0.01%, in total max. 0.05% and remainder Al.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Kernig, Henk-Jan Brinkman, Arve Sund, Gerd Steinhoff
  • Patent number: 9611538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing oxidic layers by means of PVD (physical vapor deposition), in particular by means of cathodic arc vaporization, wherein a powder-metallurgical target is vaporized and the powder-metallic target is formed of at least two metallic or semi-metallic components, the composition of the metallic or semi-metallic components of the target being chosen in such a manner that during heating in the transition from the room temperature into the liquid phase no phase boundary of purely solid phases, based on the phase diagram of a molten mixture of the at least two metallic or semi-metallic components, is crossed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFAFFIKON
    Inventors: Jürgen Ramm, Beno Widrig
  • Patent number: 9410251
    Abstract: A resin-coated aluminum alloy sheet which has a chromium-free surface treatment layer and has a coating film formed by applying an organic resin, and which exhibits excellent adhesiveness and excellent corrosion resistance even after being subject to severe forming such as drawing is provided. A resin-coated aluminum alloy sheet includes: an aluminum substrate having a surface treatment film on at least one surface thereof; and an organic resin film layer formed on the surface of the aluminum substrate. The surface treatment film includes 2 mg/m2 to 100 mg/m2 of zirconium in terms of metal atoms and at least any one of a polyitaconic acid, monosaccharide alcohol and disaccharide alcohol as an aluminum-ion-trapping agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Tadaki, Syozo Ichinose
  • Patent number: 9335601
    Abstract: A thin film transistor substrate for a liquid crystal display device includes a substrate, a metal layer on the substrate, and an aluminum complex oxide layer on the metal layer. The aluminum complex oxide layer comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of zirconium, tungsten, chromium and molybdenum. A passivation layer is formed on the aluminum complex oxide layer through a dipping process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hyun Seo, Mun-Pyo Hong, Nam-Seok Roh
  • Patent number: 9338887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a core substrate, a manufacturing method thereof, and a structure for a metal via. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a core substrate including: an insulation layer; a plurality of metal vias passing through the insulation layer and formed to become wider from upper and lower surfaces to a middle part of the insulation layer; and a conductive layer formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the insulation layer and connected to the plurality of metal vias. Further, a manufacturing method thereof and a structure for a metal via are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Choi, Jong Kuk Hong
  • Patent number: 9303167
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for treating metal substrates, including ferrous substrates, such as cold rolled steel and electrogalvanized steel. The methods include contacting the metal substrates with a conditioning composition including a free fluoride source and then depositing a pretreatment composition including a Group IIIB and/or IVB metal on a portion of the substrate contacted with the conditioning composition. Also disclosed are electrophoretically coated substrates treated by the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Okerberg, Richard M. Vargas, Randall J. Brent, John F. McIntyre, Mark W. McMillen, Nathan J. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20150125691
    Abstract: The invention concerns reflective opaque panels that can be used as facing panels or decorative panels. They consist of a substrate coated with a stack of layers comprising, in the following order, at least (i) a transparent substrate, (ii) a first chromium layer, (iii) a dielectric layer in direct contact with the first chromium layer, and (iv) a second chromium layer, in direct contact with the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Stijn Mahieu
  • Patent number: 9023481
    Abstract: Using aqueous electrolytes containing complex fluorides or oxyfluorides such as fluorozirconates and fluorotitanates, ferrous metal articles and non-metallic articles having a first coating containing aluminum may be rapidly anodized to form a second protective surface coating. White coatings may be formed on articles using pulsed direct current or alternating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Shawn E. Dolan
  • Patent number: 9005765
    Abstract: Provided is an anodic oxide processing method in which the generation of cracks is suppressed in an anodic oxide film formed on an aluminum alloy substrate surface, such as an inner wall of a vacuum chamber of a plasma processing device, and an anodic oxide film having low heat reflectivity and a high withstand voltage is formed with high efficiency. The method for forming an anodic oxide film involves forming the anodic oxide film on the surface of a JIS 6061 aluminum alloy substrate in a sulfuric acid solution or a mixed acid solution of sulfuric acid and oxalic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Wada, Jun Hisamoto
  • Publication number: 20150099076
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a composite material comprising a functionalization of the substrate, which comprises treatment of said substrate with at least one first alcoholic solvent, functionalization of a first powder and formation of a first colloidal sol of said functionalized first powder in a second solvent, at least one application of a layer of said first colloidal sol of said first powder to the substrate, drying of said layer of said first colloidal sol and formation of a layer of first coating formed by said first colloidal sol, adherent to said substrate, by heating at a temperature above 50° C. and below 500° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: PRAYON SA
    Inventors: Dimitri Liquet, Carlos Alberto Paez, Cedric Calberg, David Eskenazi, Jean-Paul Pirard, Benoit Heinrichs
  • Publication number: 20150064450
    Abstract: To manufacture a chamber component for a processing chamber a first anodization layer is formed on a metallic article with impurities, the first anodization layer having a thickness greater than about 100 nm, and an aluminum coating is formed on the first anodization layer, the aluminum coating being substantially free from impurities. A second anodization layer can be formed on the aluminum coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo
  • Publication number: 20150030865
    Abstract: Microwave energy interactive material is partially coated with thermoset polymeric material. The thermoset polymeric material is cured on a first portion of the microwave energy interactive material. A second portion of the microwave energy interactive material is neither covered by nor protected by the cured thermoset polymeric material. A deactivating agent is applied to the coated microwave energy interactive material, so that the agent deactivates the second portion of the microwave energy interactive material into a microwave energy transparent area. The cured thermoset polymeric material protects the first portion of the microwave energy interactive material from the agent, so that it remains microwave energy interactive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Sloat, William Gilpatrick
  • Publication number: 20140367360
    Abstract: The present invention includes a wear-resistant material including: a base material formed of pure aluminum or an aluminum alloy having a finely asperity structure on a surface thereof; and a coat including a hydrated oxide coat of aluminum, the coat being formed on the surface of the base material. Further, the present invention including a puffer cylinder including: a finely asperity structure on an inner-wall surface thereof; and a coat including a hydrated oxide coat of aluminum, the coat being formed on the inner-wall surface of the puffer cylinder. The present invention also includes a puffer-type gas circuit breaker includes the above puffer cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Masahiko ONO, Makoto HIROSE, Daisuke EBISAWA, Hisashi URASAKI
  • Publication number: 20140363686
    Abstract: A method of preparing aluminum alloy-resin composite and an aluminum alloy-resin composite obtained by the same are provided. of the method comprises: S1: anodizing a surface of an aluminum alloy substrate to form an oxide layer on the surface, the oxide layer including nanopores; S2: immersing the resulting aluminum alloy substrate obtained in step S1 in a buffer solution having a pH of about 10 to about 13, to form a corrosion pores on an outer surface of the oxide layer; and S3: injection molding a resin onto the surface of the resulting aluminum alloy substrate obtained in step S2 in a mold to obtain the aluminum alloy-resin composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jian SUN, Yanqin WU, Qiang GUO, Liang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140363623
    Abstract: A shell, a method of preparing the shell and an electronic product comprising the shell are provided. The shell may comprise: a metal shell body, a plastic part made of a resin, and an oxide layer formed between the metal body and the plastic part, joining the plastic part to the metal shell body, wherein the oxide layer contains corrosion pores having an average diameter of about 200 nm to about 2000 nm in the surface contacting the plastic part, and nanopores having a diameter of about 10 to 100 nm in the surface contacting the metal shell body, and a part of the resin is filled in the corrosion pore and corrosion pore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jian SUN, Juan ZENG, Yunxia ZHANG, Jun CHENG
  • Publication number: 20140315013
    Abstract: An aluminum material, a dielectric layer and an interposing layer formed in at least one part of a region of the surface of the aluminum material between the aluminum material and the dielectric layer and includes aluminum and carbon, wherein the dielectric layer includes dielectric particles including a valve metal, and an organic substance layer formed on at least one part of a surface of the dielectric particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Toyo Aluminium Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunihiko NAKAYAMA, Zenya ASHITAKA, Hidetoshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20140302310
    Abstract: Nanolaminates comprised of alternating layers of amorphous, multi-component metallic films (AMMFs) and metal oxide films are disclosed as metamaterials whose physical properties can be engineered to customize the resulting electrical, average dielectric, and thermal properties. In certain configurations using AMMFs, the construct may be an optical or an electronic element, such a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diode, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: The State of Oregon Acting by and Through the State Board of Higher Education on Behalf of Or...
    Inventors: E. William Cowell, III, John F. Wager, Douglas A. Keszler, Nicholas A. Kuhta, Christopher C. Knutson
  • Publication number: 20140295194
    Abstract: There is provided a heat resistant ferritic steel including a base material including, by mass percent, C: 0.01 to 0.3%, Si: 0.01 to 2%, Mn: 0.01 to 2%, P: at most 0.10%, S: at most 0.03%, Cr: 7.5 to 14.0%, sol.Al: at most 0.3%, and N: 0.005 to 0.15%, the balance being Fe and impurities, and an oxide film that is formed on the base material and contains 25 to 97% of Fe and 3 to 75% of Cr. This heat resistant ferritic steel is excellent in photoselective absorptivity and oxidation resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Hiroshi Matsuo, Shunichi Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20140272459
    Abstract: Components of semiconductor material processing chambers are disclosed, which may include a substrate and at least one corrosion-resistant coating formed on a surface thereof. The at least one corrosion-resistant coating is a high purity metal coating formed by a cold-spray technique. An anodized layer can be formed on the high purity metal coating. The anodized layer comprises a process-exposed surface of the component. Semiconductor material processing apparatuses including one or more of the components are also disclosed, the components being selected from the group consisting of a chamber liner, an electrostatic chuck, a focus ring, a chamber wall, an edge ring, a plasma confinement ring, a substrate support, a baffle, a gas distribution plate, a gas distribution ring, a gas nozzle, a heating element, a plasma screen, a transport mechanism, a gas supply system, a lift mechanism, a load lock, a door mechanism, a robotic arm and a fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Daugherty, Hong Shih, Lin Xu, Anthony Amadio, Robert G. O'Neill, Peter Holland, Sivakami Ramanathan, Tae Won Kim, Duane Outka, John Michael Kerns, Sonia Castillo
  • Publication number: 20140255640
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a sapphire substrate structure for pattern etching and method of forming a pattern sapphire substrate (PSS). The sapphire substrate after pattern etching is suitable to be used as the substrate of a light-emitting device. The sapphire substrate structure comprises a photoresist layer, an underlayer, and a sapphire substrate. The photoresist layer is a uniform layer made of G-line photoresist, I-line photoresist, 248 nm DIN photoresist, or 193 nm Arf photoresist and comprises a flat surface. The underlayer is a uniform layer made of an organic or inorganic compound and comprises a flat surface. The sapphire substrate is formed by epitaxy, while the photoresist layer and the underlayer are formed by coating. After the sapphire substrate structure is formed, it is step by step transformed into a pattern sapphire substrate through an exposure/development process, an etching process, and a cleaning process subsequently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: YONG-FA HUANG
  • Patent number: 8828553
    Abstract: A metal surface treated to have two anodized layers or regions may be used in electronic devices. The surface treatment may include performing a first anodization process to create a first anodized layer, removing the first anodized layer at select locations, and performing a second anodization process to create a second anodized layer at the select locations. The first and second anodized regions may have different decorative properties, such as color, and different structural properties, such as degree of abrasion resistance. One of the anodization processes may be hard anodization and the other may be standard anodization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jivan K. Khosla
  • Publication number: 20140234631
    Abstract: Provided is an aluminum-resin bonded body that expresses excellent bonding strength and does not show a reduction in the strength after a durability test, thus being able to keep the excellent bonding strength over a long period of time. The aluminum-resin bonded body includes: an aluminum substrate formed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy; an oxygen-containing film containing oxygen, which is formed on a surface of the aluminum substrate; and a molded resin formed of a thermoplastic resin, which is bonded onto the oxygen-containing film. The thermoplastic resin is a thermoplastic resin containing an element having an unshared electron pair in a repeat unit and/or at an end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Masaki Iino, Masanori Endo, Miyuki Yoshida, Masashi Isobe
  • Publication number: 20140205802
    Abstract: To provide a cast product having an alumina barrier layer and method for producing the same. A cast product having an alumina barrier layer of the present invention is a cast product in which an alumina barrier layer containing Al2O3 is formed on the surface of a cast body, and the cast body contains C: 0.3 mass % to 0.7 mass %, Si: 0.1 mass % to 1.5 mass %, Mn: 0.1 mass % to 3 mass %, Cr: 15 mass % to 40 mass %, Ni: 20 mass % to 55 mass %, Al: 2 mass % to 4 mass %, rare earth element: 0.005 mass % to 0.4 mass %, W: 0.5 mass % to 5 mass % and/or Mo: 0.1 mass % to 3 mass %, and 25 mass % or more of Fe in the remainder and an inevitable impurity, and 80 mass % or more of the rare earth element is La.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: YOUHEI ENJO, MAKOTO HINENO, SHINICHI URAMARU, KUNIHIDE HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140205846
    Abstract: Described herein are multi-dimensional networks that can include a recurring unit of Formula (I) and a recurring unit of Formula (II), and methods of synthesizing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Eric McFarland, Omar Yaghi, Hexiang Deng, Dani Peri
  • Publication number: 20140178679
    Abstract: A fluorine plasma resistant coating on a ceramic substrate is disclosed. In one embodiment the composition includes an AlON coating that is about 2 microns thick that overlies a substrate, and having an optional yttria coating layer that is about 3 microns thick overlies the AlON coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventor: Nilesh Gunda
  • Publication number: 20140178704
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bicycle component, for example a rim, comprising a body made from aluminium and a body made from composite material coupled with a first surface portion of the body made from aluminium. Such a first surface portion has been subjected to a deoxidation surface treatment. An adhesive substance has been then applied on at least part of said first surface portion for gluing the body made from aluminium to the body made from composite material. A second surface portion of the body made from aluminium has been subjected to an oxidation surface treatment with subsequent fixing of the oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: CAMPAGNOLO S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paolo FABRIS, Mauri FELTRIN
  • Publication number: 20140113111
    Abstract: “The manufacturing of an optical device substrate is achieved by anodizing the surface of a metal plate, coating an insulative liquid bonding agent, having a viscosity which can permeate into an anodized film of the metal plate, on the metal plate, and alternately layering, pressing, and heat treating the metal plate coated with the liquid bonding agent and an insulative film bonding agent before the liquid bonding agent becomes solid so that bonding force between the metal plate and an insulation layer is strengthened, bubbles formation in the liquid bonding agent is inhibited, the fragile nature of the liquid bonding agent after the solidification is reduced producing an optical device substrate with improved mechanical strength and an insulation layer of precisely controlled thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Point Engineering Co., LTD
    Inventors: Ki Myung Nam, Tae Hwan Song, Young Chul Jun
  • Patent number: 8679640
    Abstract: Provided is an Al alloy member with an excellent mechanical strength that is sufficient for use in large-scale manufacturing apparatuses. The Al alloy member is characterized in that, in mass %, Mg concentration is 5.0% or less, Ce concentration is 15% or less, Zr concentration is 0.15% or less, the balance comprises Al and unavoidable impurities, the elements of the unavoidable impurities are respectively 0.01% or less, and the Vickers hardness of the Al alloy member is greater than 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: National University Corporation Tohoku University, Nippon Light Metal Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohmi, Masafumi Kitano, Minoru Tahara, Hisakazu Ito, Kota Shirai, Masayuki Saeki
  • Publication number: 20140072799
    Abstract: An article, such as a bicycle wheel (10), includes a substrate, at least a surface of the substrate being made of or containing a composite material comprising fibres dispersed in an organic matrix, for example a carbon fibre composite. A thermal sprayed first layer of coating material is provided on the surface, such as the braking area of the rim of the bicycle, the coating material of the first layer wholly comprising inorganic material and including at least one of the group comprising TiO2, titanate, Al2O3 and aluminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: ZIRCOTEC LIMITED
    Inventor: Thomas Campbell Prentice
  • Patent number: 8668984
    Abstract: A multilayer composite includes a metal substrate layer, an electrically insulating layer directly disposed on the metal substrate layer, and a light absorbing layer directly disposed on said electrically insulating layer. In one embodiment, the light absorbing layer includes carbon black. This multilayer composite is bifunctional having the characteristics of both energy generation upon the absorption of electromagnetic radiation of the solar spectrum (making it useful as the photovoltaic component of a solar cell) and electrical energy storage. Therefore, in one embodiment, the multilayer composite is included in a solar cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: WNC Solar, LLC
    Inventor: Donald H. Martin
  • Patent number: 8663807
    Abstract: An article of manufacture and a process for making the article by generating corrosion-, heat- and abrasion-resistant ceramic coatings comprising titanium and/or zirconium dioxide using direct and alternating current on anodes comprising aluminum and/or titanium. Optionally, the article is coated with additional layers, such as paint, after deposition of the ceramic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Shawn E. Dolan
  • Publication number: 20140057131
    Abstract: A metal/ceramic bonding substrate includes: a ceramic substrate; a metal plate bonded directly to one side of the ceramic substrate; a metal base plate bonded directly to the other side of the ceramic substrate; and a reinforcing member having a higher strength than that of the metal base plate, the reinforcing member being arranged so as to extend from one of both end faces of the metal base plate to the other end face thereof without interrupting that the metal base plate extends between a bonded surface of the metal base plate to the ceramic substrate and the opposite surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: DOWA METALTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyo Osanai, Takayuki Takahashi, Satoru Ideguchi, Hirotaka Kotani
  • Patent number: 8628857
    Abstract: A composite material plate comprising a plurality of hard ceramic stubs with silicon rich metal inclusions in a metal-ceramic, heterogeneous poly-phase matrix and a method of fabrication thereof comprising the steps of fabricating green ceramic stubs; densifying; optionally wrapping carbon fibers therearound and arranging the green ceramic stubs into a closely packed array with organic binder, pyrrolizing and Impregnating a silicon based metal matrix by reactive sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Gigi Simovich
  • Publication number: 20130344348
    Abstract: A zirconium alloy with a coating layer formed on a surface comprising a mixed layer, the mixed layer comprises one or more very high temperature oxidation resistant material and zirconium alloy parent material selected from the group consisting of Y2O3, SiO2, ZrO2, Cr2O3, Al2O3, Cr3C2, SiC, ZrC, ZrN, Si and Cr, and in a vertical direction on a boundary between the mixed layer and the zirconium alloy parent material is formed a gradient of compositions between the very high temperature oxidation resistance material and the zirconium alloy parent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicants: KOREA HYDRO AND NUCLEAR POWER CO., LTD., KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yang-Hyun Koo, Byoung-Kwon Choi, Jeong-Yong Park, Il Hyun Kim, Yang-Il Jung, Dong Jun Park, Hyun Gil Kim
  • Patent number: 8609254
    Abstract: Methods of preparing metal and metal alloys with partially microcrystalline anodic coatings are disclosed. Associated article therefrom are correspondingly disclosed. The partially microcrystalline anodic coatings exhibit steam, superheated steam, alkaline and acidic resistance. Partially microcrystalline anodic coating can be prepared by impregnation of micropores of a metal or metal substrate with metal precursor species, conversion of the metal precursor species into metal hydroxides, thermal treatment to dry out moisture and to promote phase transformation of the metal hydroxide product into metal oxides solids and bonding with metastable metal oxide substance in the pore structure of the metal or metal alloy substrate, and hydrothermal sealing to create sealed partially microcrystalline anodic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sanford Process Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy P. Cabot, John J. Tetrault, Dong-Jin Sung
  • Publication number: 20130309513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a strip or foil (1) made from aluminium or an aluminium alloy that has an external oxide layer. The object of providing a strip or foil made from aluminium or an aluminium alloy in which the thermal and/or electrical conductivity remains consistently high regardless of the formation of an aluminium oxide layer is solved by arranging thermally and/or electrically highly conductive functional particles on one or both sides of the strip or foil, which functional particles at least partly penetrate the oxide layer of on the strip or foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Denkmann, Ulrich Hampel, Andreas Siemen, Kathrin Eckhard, Wilhelm Schenkel, Oliver Seifferth
  • Publication number: 20130280546
    Abstract: A method and article of manufacture of intermixed tunable resistance composite materials containing at least one of W:Al2O3, Mo:Al2O3 or M:Al2O3 where M is a conducting compound containing either W or Mo. A conducting material and an insulating material are deposited by such methods as ALD or CVD to construct composites with intermixed materials which do not have structure or properties like their bulk counterparts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Elam, Anil U. Mane
  • Patent number: 8546683
    Abstract: The electrically conductive glass is obtained by providing a transparent electrically conductive film 12 such as ITO or FTO on a glass plate, and providing a grid including a film of a passivated metal on this transparent electrically conductive film. An insulating, fine oxide film formed on the surface of the passivated metal prevents leakage current from flowing from the grid to an electrolyte. In addition, leakage current is prevented from flowing from the transparent electrically conductive film to the electrolyte by providing a diffusion-preventing film including titanium or titanium oxide between the transparent electrically conductive film and the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Okada, Hiroshi Matsui, Nobuo Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20130240439
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is disclosed comprising reduced graphene oxide (RGO) and at least one of a metal and an oxide of the metal. Also disclosed is an adsorbent comprising the nanocomposite and an adsorbent comprising the nanocomposite bound to silica by using chitosan. A filtering device comprising the nanocomposite and/or the adsorbent is also disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for producing the nanocomposites, adsorbents, and filtering devices described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Thalappil Pradeep, Shihabudheen Mundampra Maliyekkal, Sreeprasad Theruvakkattil Sreenivasan
  • Publication number: 20130239614
    Abstract: The present invention provides a diamond simulant with greater similarity to a diamond than cubic zirconia. The present invention further provides a diamond simulant with durability, hardness, and optical features closer to that of a genuine diamond that previously afforded by other diamond simulants, such as cubic zirconia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Jack Malinowski, Gary Lacourt, Frank Calcagni
  • Patent number: 8516690
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive joint package in which an anisotropic conductive film is joined to at least one conductive material selected from among the group consisting of gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), magnesium (Mg), nickel (Ni), a tin oxide doped with indium (ITO), molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe), palladium (Pd), beryllium (Be), and rhenium (Re).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Hatanaka, Yoshinori Hotta, Tadabumi Tomita
  • Patent number: 8512872
    Abstract: Metal and metal alloys with sealed anodic oxide coatings with at least partial crystallinity are disclosed. Associated articles are correspondingly disclosed. The sealed anodic coatings exhibit steam, superheated steam, alkaline and acidic resistance. The crystalline sealed anodic oxide coating can be prepared by impregnation of pores of a metal or metal substrate with metal precursor species, conversion of the metal precursor species into metal hydroxides, thermal treatment to dry out moisture and to promote phase transformation of the metal hydroxide product into metal oxides solids and bonding with metastable metal oxide substance in the pore structure of the metal or metal alloy substrate, and hydrothermal sealing, to create sealed anodic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Dupalectpa-CHN, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. Cabot, John J. Tetrault, Dong-Jin Sung
  • Patent number: 8501301
    Abstract: A magnesium alloy member having mechanical properties and corrosion resistance and a method of manufacturing the magnesium alloy member are provided. A magnesium alloy member has a base material made of a magnesium alloy, and an anticorrosive film formed on the base material. The base material is a rolled magnesium alloy including 5 to 11% by mass of Al. By using a base material including a large amount of Al, a magnesium alloy member having excellent mechanical properties and high corrosion resistance can be produced. In addition, by using a rolled material, the number of surface defects at the time of casting is small, and the frequency of compensation processes such as undercoating and puttying can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Okuda, Masatoshi Majima, Shoichiro Sakai, Shinji Inazawa, Nobuyuki Mori, Ryuichi Inoue, Yukihiro Oishi, Nozomu Kawabe, Masatada Numano
  • Publication number: 20130189526
    Abstract: A transparent dielectric composition comprising tin, oxygen and one of aluminum or magnesium with preferably higher than 15% by weight of aluminum or magnesium offers improved thermal stability over tin oxide with respect to appearance and optical properties under high temperature processes. For example, upon a heat treatment at temperatures higher than 500 C, changes in color and index of refraction of the present transparent dielectric composition are noticeably less than those of tin oxide films of comparable thickness. The transparent dielectric composition can be used in high transmittance, low emissivity coated panels, providing thermal stability so that there are no significant changes in the coating optical and structural properties, such as visible transmission, IR reflectance, microscopic morphological properties, color appearance, and haze characteristics, of the as-coated and heated treated products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: INTERMOLECULAR INC.
    Inventor: Intermolecular Inc.