Organic Component Patents (Class 428/624)
  • Patent number: 10272644
    Abstract: A flat steel product is disclosed which is particularly suitable for the production of components for motor vehicle bodies by press-hardening, and which has insensitivity to cracking coupled with increased strength and has sufficient suitability for welding for incorporation into a welded construction. This combination of properties is achieved in accordance with the invention by virtue of the flat steel product having a core layer consisting of a steel alloyed with Mn, B and at least 0.3% by weight of C and having a tensile strength of more than 1500 MPa, and an outer layer cohesively bonded to the core layer. The C content of the outer layer is not more than 0.09% by weight. This flat steel product has, in the region of the outer layer, a tensile strength corresponding to not more than half the tensile strength of the steel of the core layer in the ready-hardened state, with the elongation A80 of the outer layer corresponding to at least 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Jens-Ulrik Becker, Thomas Gerber, Julia Mura, Stefan Myslowicki
  • Patent number: 10265806
    Abstract: A system for sealing an internal passage of a component includes a closure element positioned within the internal passage, and a joint material coupling the closure element to at least one passage wall that defines the internal passage. The system also includes a flexible braze element positioned proximate the closure element, the joint material, and the at least one passage wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yan Cui, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Brian Lee Tollison
  • Patent number: 9714469
    Abstract: The present invention describes the highly advantageous properties of a mixture of thiol-perfluoropolyether (PFPE) molecules with perfluorinated bisphosphonic (PF-BP) compounds. This mixture makes it possible in effect to obtain a lipophobic behavior (also referred to as “epilame” effect) with common watch-making lubricants on all the materials tested, including metals, inter alia gold and alloys thereof, ceramics and semiconductors, and gives the surface treated a good resistance to ageing and to cleaning products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Rolex SA
    Inventors: David Portet, Gregory Lecollinet
  • Patent number: 9460833
    Abstract: A conductive line shield structure includes a first conductive line, a second conductive line and a shielding member. The first conductive line includes a conductive part and an insulative part. At least a surface of the second conductive line is made of copper. The shielding member, is a sheet including an insulative base material and an aluminum foil, and is wrapped so as to enclose the first conductive line and the second conductive line therein. A plated layer is provided on a surface of the aluminum foil and is in contact with the second conductive line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Yukawa, Hiroyuki Umehara, Makoto Katsumata
  • Patent number: 9373925
    Abstract: A copper sheet is adjusted to have arithmetic mean roughness Ra of from 0.5 ?m to 4.0 ?m in a direction parallel to a sliding direction upon connection, mean projection-depression interval of from 0.01 mm to 0.3 mm in the direction, skewness of less than 0, and protrusion peak portion height of 1 ?m or less. A Sn surface coating layer group X as a plurality of parallel lines is included, and a Cu—Sn alloy coating layer is adjacent to each side of each Sn coating layer. Maximum height roughness is 10 ?m or less in a direction of part insertion. The sheet is surface-roughened by pressing when stamped, thereby forming depressions as a plurality of parallel lines in its surface. The sheet is then plated with Cu and Sn, followed by reflowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., Shinko Leadmikk Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Masago, Koichi Taira, Toshiyuki Mitsui, Junichi Kakumoto
  • Patent number: 8993117
    Abstract: Phosphorus-based coatings having a plurality of phosphate moieties, a plurality of phosphonate moieties, or both, covalently bonded to an oxide surface of an implantable substrate exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics: (a) the surface phosphorus-containing group density of the coated regions of the substrate is at least about 0.1 nmol/cm2; (b) the phosphorus-based coating has a thickness of less than about 10 nm; or (c) the surface phosphorus-containing group density of the coated regions of the substrate is equal to or greater than the surface hydroxyl group density of the oxide surface of the substrate. Implantable devices embodying the coated substrates are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Jeffrey Schwartz, Ellen S. Gawalt, Michael J. Avaltroni
  • Publication number: 20150083303
    Abstract: Disclosed are aspects of board finishing systems. For example, in various aspects, disclosed are joint compound compositions, wall assemblies, methods of treating walls, and products related to any of the foregoing, including reinforcement trim, e.g., for protecting corners where boards meet, fasteners, and tape. The joint compound preferably is a drying type composition with reduced shrinkage property, and includes binder and hollow spheres, resulting in an ultra lightweight formulation in some embodiments. The joint compound composition can be applied in a one-coat treatment in preferred embodiments. Other aspects of board finishing system accommodate such a one-coat treatment to thusly allow a user to manipulate the compound closer to the plane of board as compared with conventional formulations. Joint tape and reinforcement trim can include non-swelling synthetic paper facing material in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert H. Negri, Mark Miklosz
  • Publication number: 20150050517
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating a steel band or steel plate provided with a metal coating with an after-treatment agent, which contains at least one polyalkylene glycol and is applied as a liquid solution to the surface of the metal coating. According to the invention, in order to achieve improved wetting and adhesion of the covering and at the same time the lowest possible coefficient of friction of the coated surface and in order to ensure good workability of the coated steel band or plate, the after-treatment agent contains a fluorescent antioxidant in addition to the polyalkylene glycol. The invention further relates to a steel band or steel plate provided with a metal coating, particularly a tin plate, which, on the surface of the metal coating, has a thin coat of an after-treatment agent which contains polyalkylene glycol and a fluorescent antioxidant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP RASSELSTEIN GMBH
    Inventors: Harald Baulig, Reiner Sauer, Helmut Oberhoffer, Martin Schlupp
  • Patent number: 8957326
    Abstract: A composite dual blackened copper foil includes a copper foil and two blackened layers. The copper foil has a shiny side and a matte side. The blackened layers are formed on the shiny and matte sides respectively. The blackened layers are formed alloy by electroplating in a plating bath consisting essentially of copper, cobalt, nickel, manganese, magnesium and sodium ions. A rough layer is selectively formed between the blackened layer and the shiny side as well as the matte side. Both side of the copper foil is spotless, powder free, and good in etching quality. The copper foil is effective at blocking electromagnetic wave, near infrared, undesired light and the like. The copper foil exhibits strong light absorption and is applicable to direct gas laser drilling. A method of manufacturing the composite dual blackened copper foil is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nan Ya Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Jen Tzou, Kuo-Chao Chen, Pi-Yaun Tsao
  • Publication number: 20150044499
    Abstract: An Al-plated steel sheet includes: a steel sheet; an Al plating layer which is formed on one surface or both surfaces of the steel sheet and contains at least 85% or more of Al by mass %; and a surface coating layer which is laminated on the surface of the Al plating layer and contains ZnO and one or more lubricity improving compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Maki, Masao Kurosaki, Kazuhisa Kusumi, Shintaro Yamanaka
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8916675
    Abstract: A method for forming a polymer comprising the polymerization of a plurality of monomers, wherein at least one of the plurality of monomers is one or both of: a charge transporting unit and a hydrocarbon monomer in which at least one carbon atom has been substituted by an atom or group with a greater quantity of unshared valence electrons than the carbon atom it has been substituted for, and wherein at least one of the plurality of monomers comprises an end-capping compound at one end of said monomer, the end-capping compound preventing polymerization at the end, wherein the end-capping compound is not charge transporting and comprises at least two rings. The end capping compound preferably consists of or includes a structural unit having the formula: (Ar)n—X, wherein Ar in each occurrence independently represents an aryl or heteroaryl group; X represents a leaving group comprising a boron derivative group or halogen; and n is 2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Cambridge Display Technology Limited, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
    Inventors: Mary McKiernan, Thomas Pounds
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140242413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decorative part, comprising an electroplated layer array applied to a plastic substrate. On the electroplated layer array, a PVD layer array having an adhesive layer, a mixed layer and a color-providing cover layer is provided, wherein the mixed layer provides for durability, in particular corrosion protection, and the necessary hardness of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: OERLIKON TRADING AG, TRUBBACH
    Inventors: Carlos Ribeiro, Sascha Bauer
  • Patent number: 8746164
    Abstract: Coatings on a substrate and application methods result in coatings that can withstand different types or groups of bulk cargo and operations. This novel approach includes use of a combination of layers of coating materials at certain thicknesses and applied with certain techniques. In certain embodiments, the coating system includes coatings applied to a pretreated substrate, e.g., blasted steel cargo hold plates of an oceangoing vessel. The coatings include a bond layer and a resistance layer, e.g., an anti-corrosive layer tailored to resist at least one of corrosion, erosion, impact and wear of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Molz, James Frank Leach, Jr., Christopher Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20140127526
    Abstract: A method for applying a corrosion-protective coating to a roller component includes the steps of providing a device for thermal spray coating, providing a stainless steel material, coating at least one part of the surface of the roller component by applying the stainless steel material using the device for thermal spray coating and sealing the applied coating by a polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Etschmaier, Jürgen Angerler, Hasso Jungklaus, Goar Hesselmann
  • Patent number: 8623503
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chromium-free rust-inhibitive surface treatment agent to form a siliceous film that rarely cracks or peels off and yields an excellent rust-inhibitive performance on zinc surfaces of a metal part. The chromium-free rust-inhibitive surface treatment agent is an alcoholic solution of alkoxysilane oligomer having weight-averaged molecular weight of 1,000 to 10,000, and 2.5 to 15% of silicon in molecules of the alkoxysilane oligomer has been replaced with titanium. To prepare partly titanium-replaced alkoxysilane oligomer, titanium compound, in which about a half of alkoxy groups in titanium tetraalkoxide has been chelated, is reacted with tetraalkoxysilane monomer or alkoxysilane oligomer in the alcoholic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hoden Seimitsu Kako Kenkyusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Endo, Hideaki Nogami, Shunjiro Watanabe, Shoichiro Adachi, Yukiyasu Kang
  • Publication number: 20130330570
    Abstract: A plastics film with improved energy-shielding properties, suitable for application on a transparent or translucent surface, such as glass, and which is at least 50% transparent for visible light, further characterized in that it includes at least one plastic carrier layer with on top thereof as a functional layer a metallic layer consisting of antimony and/or arsenic together with indium and/or gallium, wherein the plastics film contains a total of indium (In), gallium (Ga), antimony (Sb) and arsenic (As) together, which are present as an alloy, such as indium andmonide, gallium andmonide, indium arsenide, indium gallium arsenide and/or gallium arsenide, of at least 4.0 ppm by weight and at most 25.0 ppm by weight. A glass plate to which the film is attached, is described as are objects provided with the glass plate. Methods are described for the production of the film, the glass plate and the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: LIMISOL GROUP
    Inventors: Luc Michiels, Bart Michiels
  • Publication number: 20130323524
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sliding bearing composite material with a substrate layer made of steel, an intermediate layer which lies on the substrate layer, and a bearing metal layer which lies on the intermediate layer and which is made of an aluminum alloy that is free of lead apart from impurities. The aluminum alloy contains 10.5-14 wt. % tin, 2-3.5 wt. % silicon, 0.4-0.6 wt. % copper, 0.15-0.25 wt. % chromium, 0.01-0.08 wt. % strontium, and 0.05-0.25 wt. % titanium. The silicon is present in the form of particles in the bearing metal layer in a distributed manner such that the percentage of the area of visible silicon particles with a diameter of 4 ?m to 8 ?m in an area of the metal bearing layer is at least 2.5%, preferably at least 2.75%, with respect to said area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Gerd Andler, Karl-Heinz Lindner
  • Patent number: 8568861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metallic laminate and a manufacturing method of a light emitting diode package using the same. The present invention provides a metallic laminate including: a core layer made of an insulating material; a metal layer disposed on one surface of the core layer; a heat radiating metal layer disposed on the other surface of the core layer; and a protective metal oxide layer disposed along an outer surface of the heat radiating metal layer and made of an oxide of the heat radiating metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung Gun Chong, Cheol Ho Heo, Sang Hyuk Son, Dae Hyung You
  • Publication number: 20130252018
    Abstract: A protecting coating for a copper substrate is disclosed. The coating comprises seed layer comprising titanium ions that forms an “alloy-like” structure with the copper substrate. The coating further comprises a first layer of carbon disposed on the seed layer comprising titanium ions. A second layer comprising titanium is disposed on the first layer of carbon, and a second layer of carbon is disposed on the second layer comprising titanium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Yongping Gong, Kristoffer Steven Scheponik
  • Publication number: 20130252019
    Abstract: Provided is a copper-clad laminate comprising a metal conductor layer formed by dry plating and/or wet plating on a surface obtained by subjecting a surface of a liquid crystal polymer film to plasma treatment in an oxygen atmosphere or a nitrogen atmosphere at a gas pressure of 2.6 to 15 Pa. Further provided is a copper-clad laminate comprising a liquid crystal polymer film having a surface roughness after the plasma treatment of 0.15 ?m or less in terms of arithmetic mean roughness Ra and 0.20 ?m or less in terms of root-mean-square roughness Rq. Further provided is a method for manufacturing a copper-clad laminate, wherein a metal conductor layer is formed by dry plating and/or wet plating after subjecting a surface of a liquid crystal polymer film to plasma treatment in an oxygen atmosphere or a nitrogen atmosphere at a gas pressure of 2.6 to 15 Pa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Hajime Inazumi, Hisakazu Yachi
  • Patent number: 8481171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metallic laminate and a manufacturing method of a light emitting diode package using the same. The present invention provides a metallic laminate including: a core layer made of an insulating material; a metal layer disposed on one surface of the core layer; a heat radiating metal layer disposed on the other surface of the core layer; and a protective metal oxide layer disposed along an outer surface of the heat radiating metal layer and made of an oxide of the heat radiating metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung Gun Chong, Cheol Ho Heo, Sang Hyuk Son, Dae Hyung You
  • Patent number: 8475946
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of preparing a ceramic precursor article, the ceramic precursor made thereby, a method of making a ceramic article and an article made by that method. It also includes a method of replicating a ceramic shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Bowling Green State University
    Inventors: Sebastien Dion, John Balistreri, Amber Reed
  • Publication number: 20130143065
    Abstract: A product includes a plastic substrate; and a metal composite layer deposited on the plastic substrate. The metal composite layer includes a plurality of first metal layers and a plurality of second metal layers, the first metal layers and the second metal layers are alternate with each other. The first metal layer is Cu layer, Ag layer or Li layer. The second metal layer is Ni layer. The method for manufacturing the product is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: DA-HUA CAO
  • Patent number: 8415026
    Abstract: A chain component part has a first coating film formed on an iron base material using a water-based rust preventive paint containing a water-based rust preventive pigment containing a nitrate and having good storing stability. Since zinc is eluted earlier, generation of red rust caused by iron is suppressed, and thus durability is improved. A roller chain includes a zinc-iron alloy ground layer formed on an iron base material by impact zinc plating, a first coating film formed using the water-based rust preventive paint, and a second coating film formed using a water-based top coat paint containing a water-based pigment and a water-soluble or hydrolyzable silane coupling agent containing an amino group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Yuji Fukuike, Tomohide Takada, Satoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20130034743
    Abstract: Provided is an aluminum or aluminum alloy material having a surface treatment coating film on a surface of a substrate formed by an aluminum or aluminum alloy. The aluminum or aluminum alloy material has: a substrate formed by an aluminum or aluminum alloy; and a first protective layer and a second protective layer in the order on a surface of the substrate, wherein the first protective layer is a conversion coating film including vanadium and at least one or more types of metals selected from titanium, zirconium, and hafnium, the second protective layer is an organic coating film having a composition that includes (1) a chitosan derivative and a solubilizing agent, (2) a modified polyvinyl alcohol formed by graft polymerization of a hydrophilic polymer to a side chain of polyvinyl alcohol, and (3) a water-soluble crosslinking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, NIHON PARKERIZING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokatsu Bannai, Yoshiyuki Okamoto, Kenji Nakamura, Takayuki Hirose, Osamu Kasebe, Shin Nishiya, Kengo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8367201
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chromium-free rust-inhibitive surface treatment agent to form a siliceous film that rarely cracks or peels off and yields an excellent rust-inhibitive performance on zinc surfaces of a metal part. The chromium-free rust-inhibitive surface treatment agent is an alcoholic solution of alkoxysilane oligomer having weight-averaged molecular weight of 1,000 to 10,000, and 2.5 to 15% of silicon in molecules of the alkoxysilane oligomer has been replaced with titanium. To prepare partly titanium-replaced alkoxysilane oligomer, titanium compound, in which about a half of alkoxy groups in titanium tetraalkoxide has been chelated, is reacted with tetraalkoxysilane monomer or alkoxysilane oligomer in the alcoholic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hoden Seimitsu Kako Kenkyusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Endo, Hideaki Nogami, Shunjiro Watanabe, Shoichiro Adachi, Yukiyasu Kang
  • Publication number: 20120276409
    Abstract: A method for enhancing the corrosion resistance of an article comprising a silver coating deposited on a solderable copper substrate is provided. The method comprises exposing the copper substrate having the immersion-plated silver coating thereon to an anti-corrosion composition comprising: a) a multi-functional molecule comprising at least one organic functional group that interacts with and protects copper surfaces and at least one organic functional group that interacts with and protects silver surfaces; b) an alcohol; and c) a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: ENTHONE INC.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Abys, Shenliang Sun, Theodore Antonellis
  • Patent number: 8263232
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite coated zinc-containing plated steel material different from the plated steel materials treated by conventional chromate replacement technologies and superior in all of corrosion resistance, blackening resistance, coating adhesion, and alkali resistance. The composite coated zinc-containing plated steel material of the present invention is characterized by having a composite coating formed by coating and drying on the surface of a plated steel material a treatment solution containing a basic zirconium compound, vanadyl (VO2+)-containing compound, phosphoric acid compound, cobalt compound, organic acid, and water and having a pH 7 to 14, the composite coating containing, with respect to the Zr element as 100 parts by mass, V in an amount of 10 to 45 parts by mass, P in 5 to 100 parts by mass, Co in 0.1 to 20 parts by mass, and an organic acid in 10 to 90 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Kimata, Atsushi Morishita, Akira Takahashi, Toshikazu Amemiya, Takayuki Kuwagaki, Hidetoshi Shindo, Ikuo Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8248246
    Abstract: An RFID-tag fabricating apparatus for fabricating an RFID tag provided with an IC circuit, including a substrate-accommodating device for accommodating a first substrate in the form of a tape having a printable surface and a second substrate in the form of a tape to be bonded to the first substrate, a printing device operable to form a predetermined printed indicium on the printable surface of the first substrate, a tag-tape forming device operable to form a tag tape, by bonding together the first and second substrates such that a plurality of IC circuit portions are interposed between the first and second substrates, a tag-tape cutting device operable to cut the tag tape formed by the tag-tape forming device, and a tag-tape cutting control portion operable to change a length of a segment of the tag tape to be obtained as the RFID tag by cutting of the tag tape by the tag-tape cutting device, on the basis of a length of the printed indicium formed on the first substrate, and such that the segment includes at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunari Taki, Kunihiro Yasui, Koji Sugiyama, Mitsugi Tanaka, Hiroshi Uchigashima, Koji Takito
  • Patent number: 8241745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substantially chromium-free process for passivating metallic surfaces of Zn, Zn alloys, Al or Al alloys by treating the surface with an acidic aqueous formulation which comprises at least one substantially noncrosslinked, water-soluble polymer or copolymer containing at least 50% by weight of (meth)acrylic acid units and comprises water or an aqueous solvent mixture comprising at least 50% by weight of water, and by further treating the surface with at least one water-soluble crosslinker comprising at least 2 crosslinking groups selected from the group consisting of azirane, oxirane, and thiirane groups. The invention further relates to passivating layers obtainable by means of the process and to a formulation suitable for this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Dietsche, Frank Klippel, Matthias Klüglein, Alexander Göthlich
  • Patent number: 8221898
    Abstract: A multilayered composite part includes a plurality of steel alloy layers connected to one another, with at least one core layer consisting of a soft, well deformable steel alloy and at least one steel alloy layer of a very high strength steel alloy, arranged on the core layer. A multilayered composite part which is characterized simultaneously by a high strength paired with very good outer skin quality and very good paint adherence, is achieved in that at least one outer steel alloy layer of a soft, well deformable steel alloy is provided on the very high strength steel alloy layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Jens-Ulrik Becker, Peter Seyfried, Michael Steinhorst, Horst Walter Tamler, Roland Wunderlich
  • Publication number: 20120164474
    Abstract: A method of producing shaped articles made from single-sidedly or double-sidedly galvanized steel sheet, starting from galvanized steel strip, at least one of the steps of the method being a transport operation, and in which, for protection from black-spot corrosion, a corrosion preventive oil is applied which comprises at least one phosphoric acid polyoxyalkylene ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Hueffer, Helmut Witteler, Achim Fessenbecker, Karl-Heinz Stellnberger, Martin Fleischanderl
  • Publication number: 20120137886
    Abstract: Methods of producing corrosion-inhibiting aluminum foil products suitable for culinary use involve metallurgical sequestration of aluminum radicals by applying a copper-containing barrier metal layer to a substrate aluminum foil, followed by application of a biocompatible, lipid-based sealant layer to seal any gaps in the barrier layer and provide a non-stick coating. The sealant, which has a vegetable cooking oil, or oil mixture, as its primary ingredient, may also function as a natural antimicrobial and/or anti-fungal agent. Various sealant additives may increase the thermal stability of the oil base, enhance the antimicrobial properties thereof, and increase shelf life. Aluminum foil products include a coated aluminum foil with a copper-containing barrier layer applied to an aluminum substrate layer, with a sealant layer applied to the barrier layer. The coated foil may be wound in a coil around a hollow tube which contains a desiccant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Marc Werblud
  • Publication number: 20120135266
    Abstract: A copper foil comprising a plated layer containing nickel and zinc on a copper foil made of an electrolytic copper foil or a rolled copper foil, and a chromium plated layer on the plated layer containing nickel and zinc, wherein the zinc in the plated layer containing nickel and zinc is made of zinc oxide and metal zinc, and the ratio of metal zinc in the zinc oxide and metal zinc is 50% or less. This invention relates to a copper foil for a flexible printed board formed with a polyimide-based resin layer and in particular provides a copper foil having superior adhesive strength between the copper foil and the polyimide-based resin layer, having acid resistance and tin plating solution resistance, having high peel strength, comprising favorable etching properties and gloss level, and suitable for use in a flexible printed board capable of achieving fine patterning of wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kengo Kaminaga
  • Patent number: 8187723
    Abstract: A surface-treated copper foil comprising an electrodeposited copper foil with a chromium-free rust-proofing layer which exhibits good performance in peel strength and resistance to peel loss after chemical treatment as a printed wiring board. The surface-treated copper foil comprises a rust-proofing layer and a silane coupling agent layer formed on an electrodeposited copper foil , wherein the rust-proofing layer comprises a nickel layer having a thickness by weight of 5 to 40 mg/m2 and a tin layer having a thickness by weight of 5 to 40 mg/m2 stacked in this order, and the silane coupling layer is applied on top of the tin layer. The surface-treated copper foil may be further coated with a very thin primer resin layer having a thickness of 0.5 to 5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuhiro Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 8158269
    Abstract: A composite material for an electrical/electronic part, which is used as a material for use in an electrical/electronic part formed by punching process, containing a metal base material of, for example, a copper-type metal material and a substantially one layer of an insulating film provided on at least a part of the metal base material, in which a metal layer formed of Ni or a Ni—Zn alloy is interposed between said metal base material and said insulating film, such that the peel width of said insulating film at the end of the material obtained after said punching process, is less than 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chikahito Sugahara, Satoru Zama, Akira Tachibana
  • Patent number: 8153271
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coated article which has (i) at least one electrically non-conducting base layer, (ii) at least one layer of copper and/or a copper alloy, and (iii) a layer which contains at least one electrically conductive polymer, wherein the copper or copper alloy layer (ii) is positioned between the base layer (i) and the layer containing the conductive polymer (iii), and which is characterized in that the layer (iii) contains at least one precious metal or at least one semiprecious metal or a mixture thereof. The invention also relates to a process for its production and also its use for the prevention of corrosion and to preserve the solderability of printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ormecon GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Wessling
  • Patent number: 8138303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel polymers comprising a repeating unit of the formula (I) and their use in electronic devices. The polymers according to the invention have excellent solubility in organic solvents and excellent film-forming properties. In addition, high charge carrier mobilities and high stability of the emission color can be observed, if the polymers according to the invention are used in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Natalia Chebotareva, Roger Prétôt, Paul Adriaan Van der Schaaf, Thomas Schäfer, Beat Schmidhalter, Peter Murer
  • Publication number: 20120034488
    Abstract: A surface-treated steel sheet having a Co layer, wherein oxidation of the surface is prevented without deteriorating characteristics such as electrical conductivity. A surface-treated steel sheet which is provided with a Co layer on the surface is immersed in an antirust agent, which contains a fatty acid amine and uses water as a solvent, and then dried, thereby forming an antirust coating film on the surface of the surface-treated steel sheet. The antirust coating film containing the fatty acid amine has a thickness of 10-500 ? (in terms of SiO2) as determined by XPS depth analysis. Preferably, the fatty acid amine is benzenemethanamine or trimethylamine, and more preferably, the fatty acid amine additionally contains benzotriazole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: TOYO KOHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Ishihara, Tatsuo Tomomori, Eiji Yamane, Hideyuki Minagi
  • Patent number: 8105697
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer memory device and a method of forming the same. The polymer memory device may include a first electrode, a first curable polymer layer, a second electrode, a second curable polymer layer, and a third electrode. The first electrode may be disposed on a substrate. The first curable polymer layer may cover the first electrode. The second electrode may be disposed on the first curable polymer layer and cross over the first electrode. The second curable polymer layer may cover the second electrode. The third electrode may be disposed on the second curable polymer layer and cross over the second electrode. Each of the first curable polymer layer and the second curable polymer layer may contain a fullerene or a fullerene derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeong-Ok Cho, Takahiro Yasue, Moon-Sook Lee
  • Patent number: 8094315
    Abstract: An article, process, and method for surface plasmon resonance plates are described. A substrate is covered with a thin metal film onto which a second thin metal film is deposited. The surface of the second thin metal film is converted to the metal oxide which is used to covalently bond organosilanes to the surface. Reactive organosilanes containing terminal bonding groups are arranged in a plurality of spots that are surrounded by inert organosilanes. Biomolecule attachment to the binding group is detected or measured from surface plasmon signals from the first thin metal film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Plexera LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Wolf, Danliang Jin, Anna Barklund, Raluca Dinu
  • Patent number: 8057890
    Abstract: The surface of an aluminum alloy shaped product is covered with ultrafine recesses by being dipped in an eroding aqueous solution, or has formed thereon a metal oxide layer covered with the openings of ultrafine pores by anodizing. On the resin side, there is prepared a polyamide resin compounded with an impact resistance modifier, a mixture of an aliphatic polyamide and an aromatic polyamide, or a mixture of aromatic polyamides. The aluminum alloy shaped product is inserted into an injection mold, and a polyamide-type resin composition is injected onto the surface of the aluminum alloy shaped product, to manufacture an integrated composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Taisei Plas Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwahashi, Michiyuki Nakase, Masanori Naritomi, Naoki Andoh
  • Publication number: 20110236716
    Abstract: A method of producing shaped articles made from single-sidedly or double-sidedly galvanized steel sheet, starting from galvanized steel strip, at least one of the steps of the method being a transport operation, and in which, for protection from black-spot corrosion, a corrosion preventive oil is applied which comprises N-acyl derivatives of sarcosinic acid as corrosion inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Hüffer, Helmut Witteler, Karl-Heinz Stellnberger, Martin Fleischanderl
  • Publication number: 20110217565
    Abstract: A black-coated steel sheet exhibits good bendability and a good appearance after press working is provided. Zinc based plating layers, a chromium-free chemical conversion coating disposed on the zinc based plating layer, and a colored single organic coating which is disposed on the chemical conversion coating and which contains a polyester resin having a hydroxyl value of 10 KOHmg/g or more, an imino-containing melamine resin, and 5 to 15 percent by mass of carbon black are included, wherein the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the organic coating is 40° C. or higher, the film thickness is 10 ?m or less, and the hardness is 200 N/mm2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiyoko Tada, Hiroyuki Ogata
  • Publication number: 20110171137
    Abstract: A process of preparing a plurality of nanostructures, each being composed of at least one target material is disclosed. The process comprises sequentially electrodepositing a first material and the at least one target material into pores of a porous membrane having a nanometric pore diameter, to thereby obtain within the pores nanometric rods, each of the nanometric rods having a plurality of segments where any two adjacent segments are made of different materials. The process further comprises and etching the membrane and the first material, thereby obtaining the nanostructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY LTD.
    Inventors: Fernando Patolsky, Roey Elnathan, Raisa Kantaev
  • Patent number: 7955689
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metal clad laminate or a resin coated metal foil having a metal foil whose both surfaces are not substantially roughening-treated and an insulating resin composition layer using generally used insulating resin, and a printed wiring board and a manufacturing method thereof, in which the metal clad laminate or the resin coated metal foil is used, the reliability and circuit formability are high, and the conductor loss is extremely low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Takai, Takayuki Sueyoshi
  • Patent number: 7947382
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymers which contain novel structural units of the formula (I). The materials according to the invention exhibit improved efficiency and a longer lifetime on use in a polymeric organic light-emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Arne Büsing, Susanne Heun, Silke Türk, Corinna Leske