With Additional, Spatially Distinct Nonmetal Component Patents (Class 428/621)
  • Patent number: 11300238
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated structure includes a first panel having an inner surface defining an area. The first panel includes a vacuum port. A trim breaker interconnects the first panel with a second panel in an air-tight manner to define a vacuum cavity therebetween. A first filter member is disposed on and substantially covers the area of the inner surface of the first panel and the vacuum port of the first panel. A second filter member substantially covers the first filter member to define a channel therebetween. The channel includes an area commensurate with the area of the inner surface of the first panel. The first panel may also include a mesh member covered by a filter member to define a channel therebetween to improve evacuation time using the channel to evacuate the vacuum cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. Allard, Sunil S. Ekshinge, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak
  • Patent number: 11291113
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate is provided in which an inclined protrusion is formed on boundary surface of a metal layer bonded to a ceramic base so as to increase bonding strength; and a manufacturing method therefor. The inclined protrusion may include: a tapered protrusion and a multi-stepped protrusion formed on the boundary surface of the metal layer according to an interval between the metal layer bonded to the ceramic base and a neighboring metal layer, wherein a multi-stepped protrusion having an inclination angle within a predetermined angle range with respect to the ceramic base may be formed on the boundary surface of the metal layer where stress is concentrated, such as the short edge, apex, corner, and the like, and a tapered protrusion may be formed on a remaining portion of the boundary surface of the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Amosense Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Hyung Lee, Ik-Seong Park, Hyeon-Choon Cho
  • Patent number: 11260727
    Abstract: A vehicle, a refrigerator for a vehicle, and a method for controlling a refrigerator for a vehicle are provided. The method for controlling the refrigerator for the vehicle includes turning on a switch of the refrigerator for the vehicle, measuring a temperature of an interior of the refrigerator for the vehicle a first time, measuring a temperature of the interior of the refrigerator for the vehicle again a second time after a predetermined time has elapsed from the first time, determining a temperature change of the interior of the refrigerator from the first time to the second time, and operating the refrigerator for the vehicle in a quench mode in which the temperature in the interior of the refrigerator is rapidly lowered, unlike a normal mode, if the temperature change in the interior of the refrigerator is in a positive direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Duchan Ki, Chanho Chun
  • Patent number: 11248298
    Abstract: Provided are a chromium-free surface-treated tinplate, a production method and a surface treating agent thereof. By coating, on the surface of a tinplate, an environmentally friendly aqueous surface treating agent containing 0.1-5 wt % of a zinc salt, 0.1-5 wt % of a zirconium salt and/or a molybdenum salt and 5-30 wt % of siloxane or polysiloxane, a layer of chromium-free passivation film having uniform and dense ingredients and a good performance and being stable is formed on the surface of a tin layer. The passivation film contains 0.1-20 mg/m2 of zinc, 0.1-20 mg/m2 of zirconium and/or molybdenum and 0.5-100 mg/m2 silicon. The passivation film can impart an excellent surface stability, corrosion resistance and paint film adhesion performance to the surface of the tinplate; in addition, contact with food is safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BAOSHAN IRON & STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Li, Renyun Yan, Junsheng Wei, Binghu Li
  • Patent number: 11192336
    Abstract: Provided are a zinc alloy plated steel and a method for manufacturing same, the zinc alloy plated steel comprising: a base iron; a Zn plated layer formed on top of the base iron; and a Zn—Mg alloy layer formed on top of the Zn plated layer and obtained through mutual diffusion of Zn and Mg, wherein the ratio of the weight of Mg contained in the Zn—Mg alloy layer with respect to the total weight of the Zn plated layer and the Zn—Mg alloy layer is 0.13 to 0.24, and the sum of the adhesion quantity of the Zn layer and the Zn—Mg alloy layer is no more than 40 g/m2 (more than 0 g/m2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Young-Jin Kwak, Du-Youl Choi
  • Patent number: 11119046
    Abstract: A substrate formed by using a sliding dielectric film with a low surface energy that activates surface migration of metal adatoms and a method of manufacturing the same. More particularly, a substrate with a sliding dielectric film includes a substrate; a sliding dielectric film with a low surface energy formed on the substrate; and a nanoparticle formed on the sliding dielectric film, wherein the surface energy of the nanoparticle is at least 1000 mJ/m2 greater than the surface energy of the sliding dielectric film. The substrate has a very high SERS enhancement factor with low light loss characteristics in the entire visible region by maximizing the plasmonic coupling between highly-dense and spaced-apart nanoparticles and between the lower substrate and the upper nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS
    Inventors: Sung-Gyu Park, Dong-Ho Kim, Ho-Sang Jung
  • Patent number: 11111946
    Abstract: Threaded parts such as bolts are rust-proofed by using a treatment liquid including a binder resin containing silica and at least one of a modified epoxy resin obtained by graft polymerization using a carboxylic acid-containing acrylic polymer as a side chain and a modified acrylic resin obtained by graft polymerization using a carboxylic acid-containing acrylic polymer as a side chain. By using this treatment liquid, coating treatment can be carried out at one time without need to use an organic solvent. There is an advantage that the friction coefficient does not increase even when tightening is repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Aoyama Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Nakajima, Takashi Ito
  • Patent number: 10822685
    Abstract: To provide a hot-dip Al alloy coated steel sheet which is excellent in post-painting corrosion resistance and post-working corrosion resistance. Disclosed is a hot-dip Al alloy coated steel sheet comprising a coating formed by a coating layer and an interfacial alloy layer present at an interface between the coating layer and a base steel sheet, in which the interfacial alloy layer contains Mn, and the coating layer contains Mg2Si having a major axis length of 5 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rinta Sato, Shunsuke Yamamoto, Satoru Ando
  • Patent number: 10818585
    Abstract: There is provided a copper/ceramic bonded body of the present invention in which a copper member made of copper or a copper alloy and a ceramic member made of aluminum nitride or silicon nitride are bonded to each other, in which an active metal nitride layer containing a nitride of one or more active metals selected from Ti, Zr, Nb, and Hf is formed on the ceramic member side between the copper member and the ceramic member, a Mg solid solution layer in which Mg is dissolved in a Cu matrix phase is formed between the active metal nitride layer and the copper member, and the active metal is present in the Mg solid solution layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Terasaki
  • Patent number: 10814366
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coil width control method including: a step in which a control unit generates a prediction model for predicting the width shrinkage of a coil, which occurs in the heat-treatment process and post-treatment process of a cold-rolled steel sheet production process, on the basis of historical operating results; a step in which the control unit receives the input width of the coil entering the heat-treatment process; and a step in which the control unit predicts the output width of the coil after the post-treatment process on the basis of the received input width and the conditions of the cold-rolled steel sheet production process, and controls in-furnace temperature and in-furnace tension of the heat-treatment process and elongation of the post-treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventors: Dong Iel Kim, Sang Ju Kim, Hyeong Jin Kim, Jeong An Seon, Ji Wung Jeong
  • Patent number: 10760211
    Abstract: This disclosure is to provide a brass-plated steel wire for reinforcing a rubber article, which is capable of improving the initial adhesiveness, heat-resistant adhesiveness and initial adhesion rate. This disclosure is a brass-plated steel wire for reinforcing a rubber article, wherein: when measured with XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy), an outermost surface contains zinc at an amount of 4.8 atom % or less, phosphorus at an amount of 0.5 atom % or more, and oxygen at an amount of 50 atom % or less; and in the outermost surface, an atomic ratio of copper to zinc is 1 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Musha, Yoshihiko Kanatomi, Junichi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10711339
    Abstract: A method deposits a metal alloy coating on a substrate using a vacuum deposition facility. The facility is equipped with a vapour generator/mixer comprising a vacuum chamber enclosure provided with an inlet and an outlet for the substrate. The enclosure includes a vapour deposition head and an ejector is provided to create a jet of metal alloy vapour of sonic velocity towards the surface of the substrate and perpendicular thereto. The ejector is in sealed communication with a separate mixer device, which is itself connected upstream to at least two crucibles respectively, these containing different metals in liquid form, each crucible being connected to the mixer by its own pipe. The method uses a series of partitions to create alternating layers of metal vapours. The metal vapours enter the mixer inlet of the mixer at a velocity from 5 to 50 m/s to provide better homogeneity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arcelormittal France
    Inventors: Eric Silberberg, Luc VanHee, Bruno Schmitz, Maxime Monnoyer
  • Patent number: 10640839
    Abstract: A low-alloy and corrosion-resistant steel for a vehicle, may include about 0.001 wt % to about 0.1 wt % of C, about 0.01 wt % to about 0.5 wt % of Si, about 0.1 wt % to about 0.6 wt % of Mn, more than 0 wt % and about 0.18 wt % or less of P, more than 0 wt % and less than about 0.02 wt % of S, about 0.001 wt % to about 0.03 wt % of Nb, more than 0 wt % and about 0.03 wt % or less of Cr, about 0.05 wt % to about 0.3 wt % of Cu, about 0.05 wt % to about 0.2 wt % of Ni, and more than 0 wt % and about 0.2 wt % or less of a combined weight of Sn and Sb, and the balance iron and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventors: Jae-Woong Choi, Won-Seok Yang
  • Patent number: 10625367
    Abstract: A method of resistance spot welding an aluminum workpiece and an adjacent overlapping steel workpiece is disclosed in which a source of a reactive metal in a diffusible state is located along a faying interface of an aluminum workpiece and an adjacent overlapping steel workpiece. The source of the reactive metal in a diffusible state may take on a variety of forms including (1) a composite adhesive layer that includes reactive particles dispersed throughout a structural thermosetting adhesive matrix or (1) a reactive alloy layer that confronts and is in proximate contact with a faying surface of the aluminum workpiece. Once the source of a reactive material in a diffusible state is in place and the workpiece stack-up is assembled, an electrical current is passed through the workpiece stack-up and between a set of opposed welding electrodes at a weld zone to ultimately produce a weld joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David Sigler, Blair Carlson, Surender Maddela
  • Patent number: 10602617
    Abstract: An electroless plating method for a low temperature co-fired glass ceramic substrate includes: a degreasing and activation treatment step of degreasing and activating a surface of a wiring pattern formed of a silver sintered body; a catalyzing step of providing a catalyst onto the surface of the wiring pattern formed of a silver sintered body; and an electroless multi-layered coating plating treatment step of forming a multi-layered electroless plating coating on the surface of the wiring pattern formed of a silver sintered body. The method further includes, between the degreasing and activation treatment step and the catalyzing step, a silver precipitation treatment step of precipitating silver on a glass component present on the surface of the wiring pattern formed of a silver sintered body after the degreasing and activation treatment step, and the catalyzing step includes providing the catalyst also to the silver precipitated in the silver precipitation treatment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Takemoto, Shiro Sekino, Yuta Kaihatsu, Hiromi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10570493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a steel sheet for hot press forming that is used for vehicle parts and the like and, more particularly, to a steel sheet for hot press forming with excellent corrosion resistance and weldability; a forming member; and a manufacturing method therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Myung-Soo Kim, Hyeon-Seok Hwang
  • Patent number: 10408202
    Abstract: A swash plate includes 34.5 to 43.0 wt % of copper (Cu) and 0.5 to 2.8 wt % of silicon (Si), with a remainder of aluminum (Al) and other inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Hee Sam Kang
  • Patent number: 10266934
    Abstract: A process for making a workpiece, e.g., such as a utility or communications monopole can include selectively masking welded regions (e.g., joining the pole to a collar or other portion of a base, or joining component parts of the pole) before a corrosion-inhibiting galvanizing process that can include precleaning (e.g., in a hot acid bath) and a hot zinc galvanizing bath. The masking material can than optionally be removed, such as abrasively. The unmasked regions can optionally be spot-treated, if desired, such as to inhibit corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sabre Communications Corporation
    Inventor: Leo Dan Padron
  • Patent number: 10214457
    Abstract: A composition is provided that includes a silicon-containing material (e.g., a silicon metal and/or a silicide) and about 0.001% to about 85% of a Ga-containing compound, an In-containing compound, or a mixture thereof. The silicon-based layer can be a bond coating directly on the surface of the substrate. Alternatively or additionally, the silicon-based layer can be an outer layer defining a surface of the substrate, with an environmental barrier coating on the surface of the substrate. A coated component is also provided, as well as a method for coating a ceramic component. Gas turbine engines are also provided that include such a ceramic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Julin Wan
  • Patent number: 10161025
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of constructing a part having improved properties using metallic glass alloys, layer by layer. In accordance with certain aspects, a layer of metallic glass-forming powder is deposited to selected positions and then fused to a surface layer (i.e. layer below) by suitable methods such as laser heating or electron beam heating. The deposition and fusing are then repeated as need to construct the part, layer by layer. In certain embodiments, one or more sections or layers of non-metallic glass-forming material can be included as needed to form a composite final part. In certain aspects, the metallic glass-forming powder may be crystalized during depositing and fusing, or may be recrystallized during subsequent processing to provide selectively crystalized sections or layers, e.g., to impart desired functionality. In other aspects, non-metallic glass-forming materials may be deposited and fused at selected positions, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Poole, Theodore A. Waniuk, Jeffrey L. Mattlin, Michael S. Nashner, Christopher D. Prest
  • Patent number: 10144196
    Abstract: A steel sheet for hot pressing that is capable of suppressing formation of scales or ZnO in hot pressing and excellent in oxidation resistance, and a method for manufacturing a hot-pressed member using the steel sheet are provided. The steel sheet for hot pressing includes a base steel sheet and a plating layer that is formed on a surface of the base steel sheet at a coating weight of 10 to 90 g/m2 and contains 10 to 25% by mass of Ni and the balance Zn with inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hiroki Nakamaru
  • Patent number: 9970156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a steel cord for rubber reinforcement. In the steel cord of the present invention, cobalt is contained by 0.001 ppm to 0.1 ppm within a 4 nm top-surface of the brass-plated steel wire. A method of manufacturing the steel cord includes: providing a brass-plated steel wire; mixing a cobalt compound in a wet lubricant filled in a wet drawing bath provided with a plurality of drawing dies between one pair of multi-stage drawing cones such that the concentration of the cobalt compound becomes 0.1 ppm to 100 ppm; and causing the cobalt to be contained by 0.001 ppm to 0.1 ppm within a 4 nm top-surface of the brass-plated steel wire after the brass-plated steel wire passes through a final die by causing the cobalt to be attached to a surface of the brass-plated steel wire and alloyed with a brass layer while the brass-plated steel wire is passing through the drawing cones and the drawing dies to be subjected to multi-stage drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Hongduk Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Hun Song, Jae Duk Im, Sung Young Lim
  • Patent number: 9864075
    Abstract: A method for performing an X-ray diffraction analysis of a crystal sample using a multi-dimensional detector that integrates an X-ray diffraction signal while the position of the sample relative to an X-ray source is changed along a scan direction. The resulting image is compressed along the scan direction, but may be collected very quickly. The capture of both on-axis and off-axis reflections in a single image provides a common spatial frame of reference for comparing the reflections. This may be used in the construction of a reciprocal space map, and is useful for analyzing a sample with multiple crystal layers, such as a crystal substrate with a crystalline film deposited thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Jonathan Giencke
  • Patent number: 9803939
    Abstract: A method to modify the shape of a channel in a metallic substrate is described. The method includes the step of applying at least one metallic coating on selected portions of an interior surface of the channel, so as to alter the heat transfer characteristics of the channel during passage of a coolant fluid therethrough. Related articles that contain the modified channels are also described, such as gas turbine engine components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Patent number: 9744743
    Abstract: Provided are a Zn—Mg alloy plated steel sheet and a method for manufacturing same. The Zn—Mg alloy plated steel sheet comprises a base steel sheet and a Zn—Mg plating layer formed on the base steel sheet, wherein the content of Mg in the Zn—Mg plating layer is 8 weight % or less (provided that 0 weight % is excluded), and the Zn—Mg plating layer is a compound phase of Zn and Mg2Zn11. According to the present invention, provided are a Zn—Mg alloy plated steel sheet and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein the Zn—Mg alloy plated steel sheet has excellent corrosion resistance, high adhesion, and superior surface quality of metallic luster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Woo-Sung Jung, Seok-Jun Hong, Kyung-Hoon Nam, Dong-Yoeul Lee, Yong-Hwa Jung, Young-Jin Kwak, Mun-Jong Eom, Tae-Yeob Kim
  • Patent number: 9577199
    Abstract: This invention relates to deuterated aryl-anthracene compounds that are useful in electronic applications. It also relates to electronic devices in which the active layer includes such a deuterated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel David Lecloux, Adam Fennimore, Weiying Gao, Nora Sabina Radu, Weishi Wu, Vsevolod Rostovtsev, Michael Henry Howard, Jr., Hong Meng, Yulong Shen, Jeffrey A Merlo, Eric Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 9506136
    Abstract: A method of coating an iron-based article includes a first heating step of heating a substrate that includes an iron-based material in the presence of an aluminum source material and halide diffusion activator. The heating is conducted in a substantially non-oxidizing environment, to cause the formation of an aluminum-rich layer in the iron-based material. In a second heating step, the substrate that has the aluminum-rich layer is heated in an oxidizing environment to oxidize the aluminum in the aluminum-rich layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Neal Magdefrau, James T. Beals, Ellen Y. Sun, Jean Yamanis
  • Patent number: 9470328
    Abstract: A valve is provided and includes a component including a surface and a wear plate including a surface disposed in sliding engagement with the surface of the component. The surface of the wear plate includes a corrosion resistant substrate, a secondary layer disposed on a surface of the corrosion resistant substrate, a noble metal layer disposed on a surface of the secondary layer and a tertiary layer disposed on a surface of the noble metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blair A. Smith, Kevin M. Rankin
  • Patent number: 9427817
    Abstract: According to this brazing method, a first base member having a non-plated surface, a metal layer for functioning as a diffusion barrier layer, a brazing foil, and a second base member having a surface are arranged in this order so that the non-plated surface of the first base member and the surface of the second base member are faced with each other. The first base member and the second base member are brazed by using the brazing foil. The cost of providing a diffusion barrier layer between the first base member and the brazing foil is thereby reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Nishikawa, Tetsuya Morifuji, Kyozo Mizuno, Nobuki Negoro
  • Patent number: 9382630
    Abstract: There is provided a zinc alloy coated steel sheet including a vacuum deposited layer capable of improving corrosion resistance and sealer adhesion that are suitable for the use in automobiles, and a process of manufacturing the same. The zinc alloy coated steel sheet includes a zinc coating layer formed on a steel sheet; and a zinc/metal alloy deposited layer formed on the zinc coating layer, wherein the zinc coating layer, and a metal diffusion layer is present in the zinc coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Young-Jin Kwak, Dong-Yoeul Lee, Kyung-Hoon Nam, Sang-Cheol Lee, Yong-Hwa Jung, Woo-Sung Jung, Sang-Hoon Park, Tae-Yeob Kim, Gwang-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 9252734
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a high frequency module may include a substrate. The substrate may include a first surface and a second surface substantially opposite of the first surface. The high frequency module may include a component coupled to the second surface. A direct current may be provided to the component using the substrate. The high frequency module may include a core coupled to the second surface of the substrate. In some embodiments, the core may include at least one opening extending through the core. The component may be positioned in at least one of the openings. In some embodiments, the high frequency module may include a cover coupled to the core. The component may be positioned in at least one of the openings between the substrate and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Tamir Moran, Gregory S. Gonzales
  • Patent number: 9243331
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that can stably produce a laminated body including a vapor-deposited polymer film having a predetermined composition and thickness on a film substrate. The apparatus includes: a film substrate supply means 46 that supplies a film substrate 15 on an outer peripheral surface of a rotary drum 35 in a vacuum chamber 24; a plurality of blowoff members 64 positioned around the rotary drum 35, each of the plurality of blowoff members including a vapor outlet 66 opening inside the vacuum chamber 24 to the outer peripheral surface of the rotary drum 35 and an inner space constituting a deposition chamber; and at least one monomer vapor supply means 84 arranged to supply plural kinds of monomer vapor into the deposition chamber and blowoff the plural kinds of monomer vapor from the vapor outlet of each of the plurality of blowoff members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kojima Press Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Munetaka Hayakawa, Kaoru Ito, Yasuhiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9239118
    Abstract: A valve is provided and includes a component including a surface and a wear plate including a surface disposed in sliding engagement with the surface of the component. The surface of the wear plate includes a corrosion resistant substrate, a secondary layer disposed on a surface of the corrosion resistant substrate, a noble metal layer disposed on a surface of the secondary layer and a tertiary layer disposed on a surface of the noble metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Blair A. Smith, Kevin M. Rankin
  • Patent number: 9199433
    Abstract: There is provided a metal laminated structure comprising a first metal layer, a second metal layer and a third metal layer, the first metal layer being disposed on one surface of the second metal layer, the third metal layer being disposed on the other surface of the second metal layer, the first metal layer including at least one of tungsten and molybdenum, the second metal layer including copper, the third metal layer including at least one of tungsten and molybdenum, and a method for producing the metal laminated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., A.L.M.T. CORP.
    Inventors: Koji Nitta, Masatoshi Majima, Shinji Inazawa, Yugaku Abe, Hiroshi Yokoyama, Osamu Suwata, Shinichi Yamagata
  • Patent number: 9127366
    Abstract: A surface treatment liquid contains a resin emulsion that contains a cationic urethane resin emulsion and/or a nonionic acrylic resin emulsion, a tetraalkoxysilane, at least one silane coupling agent (c) that contains at least one reactive functional group selected from active hydrogen-containing amino group, an epoxy group, a mercapto group, and a methacryloxy group, a chelating agent (d), a vanadic acid compound (e), a titanium compound (f), and water in a specific ratio. The surface treatment liquid has a pH of 3 to 6. The surface treatment liquid is applied to a surface of a zinc-based metal coated steel sheet and dried by heating to form a first layer. Next, a surface treatment liquid containing an organic resin is applied to a surface of the first layer and dried by heating to form a second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsuda, Akira Matsuzaki, Katsutoshi Takashima
  • Patent number: 9051654
    Abstract: There is provided a galvanized steel sheet that has various properties such as corrosion resistance and adhesion and allows for high conductivity at a low contact pressure. A first layer film is formed by applying a surface treatment solution having a pH of 8 to 10 onto the surface of the galvanized steel sheet and drying the surface treatment solution by heating, the surface treatment solution containing a water-soluble zirconium compound, a tetraalkoxysilane, an epoxy group-containing compound, a chelating agent, a silane coupling agent, vanadic acid, and a metal compound in a specific ratio. Subsequently, a second layer film is formed by applying a surface treatment solution containing an organic resin onto the surface of the first layer film and drying the surface treatment solution by heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsuda, Akira Matsuzaki, Masato Sasaki, Katsutoshi Takashima, Satoru Ando
  • Patent number: 9044800
    Abstract: Bulk metallic articles having a high-aspect ratio that are formed of bulk metallic glass, that are net-shaped and that are produced under process conditions that maximize the quality and integrity of the parts as well as the life of the mold tool, thus minimizing production costs, and manufacturing methods for producing such articles are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: William L. Johnson, Marios D. Demetriou, Joseph P. Schramm, Georg Kaltenboeck
  • Publication number: 20150072166
    Abstract: A black-plated steel sheet has a Zn-plating layer containing molten Al and Mg, containing Al in the amount of 1.0-22.0 mass %, containing Mg in the amount of 1.3-10.0 mass %, and having a Zn black oxide distributed in a lamella pattern in the plating layer. The Zn black oxide is a Zn oxide derived from a Zn2Mg phase. The brightness of the surface of the Zn-plating layer containing the molten Al and Mg has an L* value of 60 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nakano, Masaya Yamamoto, Hirofumi Taketsu
  • Patent number: 8961810
    Abstract: Nanocomposite materials comprising a SiGe matrix with silicide and/or germanide nanoinclusions dispersed therein, said nanocomposite materials having improved thermoelectric energy conversion capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Natalio Mingo Bisquert, Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Marc Plissonnier, Ali Shakouri
  • Publication number: 20150024235
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process and apparatus for preparing a substrate having a high coefficient of friction on a surface, and the high friction substrate. A pre-process of sanding can be used, followed by thermal wire coating of the sanded surface. The surface can have a static and dynamic coefficient of friction greater than or equal to than 0.85.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Joe Gauntt, Jeff Friedman
  • Publication number: 20150020562
    Abstract: The present invention provides plated steel sheet for hot press use which is excellent in hot lubricity, coating adhesion, spot weldability, and coated corrosion resistance and a method of hot pressing plated steel sheet. The present invention is Plated steel sheet for hot press use and a method of hot pressing plated steel sheet characterized by being plated steel sheet for hot press use which contains an Al plating layer which is formed on one surface or both surfaces of said steel sheet, and a surface coating layer which is formed on said Al plating layer, said surface coating layer containing at least one Zn compound which is selected from a group comprised of Zn hydroxide, Zn phosphate, and a Zn organic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Shintaro Yamanaka, Jun Maki, Masao Kurosaki, Kazuhisa Kusumi
  • Publication number: 20140353030
    Abstract: The invention relates, in particular, to a composite wire which according to the invention has a structure having a core made of steel or a steel alloy and a copper alloy layer surrounding the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Feindrahtwerk Adolf Edelhoff GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard BÜRSTNER, Mathias FIOLKA
  • Publication number: 20140345914
    Abstract: A metal-ceramic substrate and to a method for the production thereof. The metal-ceramic substrate having at least one ceramic layer (2), which is provided on a first surface side (2a) with at least one first metallization (3) and on a second surface side (2b), opposite from the first surface side (2a), with a second metallization (4), wherein the first metallization (3) is formed by a film or layer of copper or a copper alloy and is connected to the first surface side (2a) of the ceramic layer (2) with the aid of a “direct copper bonding” process. The second metallization (4) is formed by a layer of aluminum or an aluminum alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Meyer, Christoph Wehe, Jürgen Schulz-Harder, Karsten Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8895160
    Abstract: The present invention provides an appliance for chip removal applications comprising a vibration-damping material wherein the vibration-damping material is a material arranged by nano-dimensional cluster form. The present invention additionally provides a method for manufacturing said appliance. The present invention provides also an appliance obtainable by said method. Additionally the present invention provides an article or work piece for use in an appliance for chip removal applications. Also a computer program is provided for controlling the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mircona AB
    Inventors: Ragnhild Mihic, Peter Mihic
  • Patent number: 8871357
    Abstract: A method for generating a closed-pore metal foam and a component in which such a metal foam is used are provided. To form the metal foam having closed pores, the component is provided with a composite of metal particles that may have a layer of a blowing agent. Alternatively the metal and the blowing agent can also be arranged in layers of a sheet, or as a mixture of particles. A heat treatment is the applied whereby the blowing agent liberates a propellant gas, the blowing agent including fullerenes or nanotubes to which the blowing agent is chemically or physically bound. Due to the high temperature stability of the nanotubes or fullerenes, blowing agents may be thereby generated which liberate propellant gas at temperatures of above 1000 DEG C., such that even metals with high solidus temperatures of above 1000 DEG C. may be processed to metal foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Heinrichsdorff, Jens Dahl Jensen, Ursus Krüger, Gabriele Winkler
  • Patent number: 8852754
    Abstract: Provided is an industrially excellent surface-treated copper foil which satisfies requirements for adhesiveness to an insulating resin such as polyimide, heat-resistant adhesiveness, chemical resistance and soft etching properties. Also provided is a method for producing a surface-treated copper foil which achieves a high adhesion strength between an insulating resin and the copper foil, shows high chemical resistance in circuit formation and sustains good soft etching properties after forming vias by laser-processing. A base copper foil is subjected to a roughening treatment to give a surface roughness (Rz) of 1.1 ?m or below. On the roughened surface, an Ni—Zn alloy layer is formed. The aforesaid roughening treatment is conducted in such a manner that the roughened surface comprises sharp-pointed convexes, which have a width of 0.3-0.8 ?m, a height of 0.6-1.8 ?m and an aspect ratio of 1.2-3.5, and the surface roughness (Rz) of said base copper foil is increased by 0.05-0.3 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Fujisawa, Takeo Uno, Koichi Hattori
  • Patent number: 8846207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wear part or tool comprising a body containing an iron-group metal or alloy, a wear-resistant layer metallurgically bonded to a surface of the body through an intermediate layer, characterised in that the wear-resistant layer comprises at least 13 vol. % of grains of metal carbide selected from the group consisting of WC, TiC, VC, ZrC, NbC, Mo2C, HfC and TaC and grains of (CrlMe)xCy and a metal based phase comprising of a solid solution of 0.5 to 20% Cr, 0.2 to 15% Sil and 0.2 to 20% carbon, where Me is Fe, Co and/or Ni; and the intermediate layer has a thickness of 0.05 to 1 mm and comprises Si in amount of 0.1 to 0.7 of that in the wear-resistant layer, chromium in amount of 0.1 to 0.6 of that in the wear-resistant layer and the metal of the metal carbide in amount of 0.2 to 0.6 of that in the wear-resistant layer and to a method of producing such a wear part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Igor Yuri Konyashin, Bernd Heinrich Ries, Frank Friedrich Lachmann
  • Publication number: 20140287260
    Abstract: A process of treating a coated article and a treated article are disclosed. The process includes providing an article having a MCrAlY coating, applying an aluminide treatment onto the MCrAlY coating to form a treated MCrAlY coating, and outwardly forming ?-phase material from the MCrAlY coating into the treatment. The applying is selected from the group consisting of soaking, spraying, brushing, dipping, pouring, pack cementation, vapor deposition, and combinations thereof. The treated article includes a substrate and a treated MCrAlY coating positioned on at least a portion of the substrate. The treated MCrAlY coating includes a ?-phase aluminide in a spray-applied, brush-applied, pour-applied, dip-applied, pack cement-applied, vapor deposit-applied, or soaking-applied treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: David Vincent BUCCI, Dennis William CAVANAUGH
  • Publication number: 20140248507
    Abstract: The invention is related to optical coatings and may be used for significant reducing reflection of visible light from an external surface of displays or other devices for optical communication and information processing. Anti-reflective coating in various embodiments consists of two or three layers which include one metal layer of a thickness ranging in various embodiments from 2 to 12 nanometers and one or two nonmetallic layers possessing refractive indices and thicknesses in certain ranges wherein the metal layer is placed either between the nonmetallic layer and a substrate or between the nonmetallic layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Vladimir Kleptsyn
  • Patent number: 8808873
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a method for manufacturing a carrier-attached copper foil is provided. The method includes providing a carrier foil including stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, nickel or alloy thereof with a surface oxide layer, and forming a copper foil onto the carrier foil to prepare the carrier-attached copper foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yu-Chung Chen, Yi-Ling Lo, Hung-Kun Lee, Tzu-Ping Cheng