Noncrystalline Silica Or Noncrystalline Plural-oxide Component (e.g., Glass, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/630)
  • Patent number: 10759693
    Abstract: A low-E coating has good color stability (a low ?E* value) upon heat treatment (HT). Thermal stability may be improved by the provision of an as-deposited crystalline or substantially crystalline layer of or including zinc oxide, doped with at least one dopant (e.g., Sn), immediately under an infrared (IR) reflecting layer of or including silver; and/or by the provision of at least one dielectric layer of or including an oxide of zirconium. These have the effect of significantly improving the coating's thermal stability (i.e., lowering the ?E* value). An absorber film may be designed to adjust visible transmission and provide desirable coloration, while maintaining durability and/or thermal stability. The dielectric layer (e.g., of or including an oxide of Zr) may be sputter-deposited so as to have a monoclinic phase in order to improve thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Yongli Xu, Brent Boyce, Salah Boussaad, Philip J. Lingle, Jingyu Lao, Richard Vernhes
  • Patent number: 10696587
    Abstract: A glass sheet includes a symbol marked in the interior of the glass, the symbol forming a code. The symbol is marked in at least two dimensions including the dimension of the thickness of the glass sheet, portions of the symbol being marked at various depths in the thickness of the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Emmanuel Mimoun, Brice Dubost
  • Patent number: 10640418
    Abstract: A low-E coating has good color stability (a low ?E* value) upon heat treatment (HT). Thermal stability may be improved by the provision of an as-deposited crystalline or substantially crystalline layer of or including zinc oxide, doped with at least one dopant (e.g., Sn), immediately under an infrared (IR) reflecting layer of or including silver; and/or by the provision of at least one dielectric layer of or including at least one of: (a) an oxide of silicon and zirconium, (b) an oxide of zirconium, and (c) an oxide of silicon. These have the effect of significantly improving the coating's thermal stability (i.e., lowering the ?E* value). An absorber film may be designed to adjust visible transmission and provide desirable coloration, while maintaining durability and/or thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Yongli Xu, Brent Boyce, Salah Boussaad, Philip J. Lingle, Jingyu Lao, Richard Vernhes
  • Patent number: 10611678
    Abstract: In certain example embodiments, a coated article includes a carbon-doped zirconium based layer before heat treatment (HT). The coated article is heat treated sufficiently to cause the carbon-doped zirconium oxide and/or nitride based layer to result in a carbon-doped zirconium oxide based layer that is scratch resistant and/or chemically durable. The doping of the layer with carbon (C) has been found to improve wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Jens-Peter Muller, Jean Vieira, Bernd Disteldorf, Allen Chu, Jijun Lao, Yiwei Lu, Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 10562813
    Abstract: A heat treatable solar control glazing showing low-emissivity properties, and possibly also anti-solar properties, and methods to manufacture such a glazing. The glazing comprises a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers comprising n functional layer(s) reflecting infrared radiation and n+1 dielectric layers, with n?1, each functional layer being surrounded by dielectric layers. At least one dielectric layer above a functional layer comprises a layer consisting essentially of silicon oxide deposited by PECVD, and the stack comprises a barrier layer based on zinc oxide above and in direct contact with any functional layer which has a silicon oxide layer in the dielectric layer directly above it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Roquiny, Oliver Kappertz, Joerg Moennekes, Yuping Lin, Stijn Mahieu, Anne-Christine Baudouin
  • Patent number: 10227819
    Abstract: Example embodiments of this invention relate to a coated article having a low-E coating including at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of silver that is doped with a material such as SiAl, SiZn, or SiZnCu. The IR reflecting layer(s) is part of a low-E coating, and may be sandwiched between at least transparent dielectric layers. A silver based IR reflecting layer doped in such a manner for example provides for improved corrosion resistance and chemical durability of the layer and the overall coating, and improved stability such as reduced haze upon optional heat treatment (HT), while maintaining good optical properties, compared to an Ag IR reflecting layer that is not doped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Yiwei Lu, Brent Boyce, Guizhen Zhang, Guowen Ding, Daniel Schweigert, Scott Jewhurst, Daniel Lee, Cesar Clavero, Minh Le
  • Publication number: 20140255721
    Abstract: A glazing with a solar control property includes a glass substrate on which a stack of layers is deposited, the stack including a layer consisting of an alloy including nickel and copper, wherein the atomic percentage of copper is greater than 1% and less than 25% and wherein the atomic percentage of nickel is greater than 75% and less than 99%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Laura Jane Singh, Agustin Palacios-Laloy, Etienne Sandre-Chardonnal
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140113158
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for electroless plating of a metal or metal alloy onto a metal or a metal alloy structure comprising a metal such as molybdenum or titanium and alloys containing such metals. The method comprises the steps of activation, treatment in an aqueous solution comprising at least one nitrogen-containing compound or a hydroxy carboxylic acid and electroless plating of a metal or metal alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Brüning, Birgit Beck, Bexy Dosse, Johannes Etzkorn
  • Patent number: 8658289
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation shielding device includes a first ply having a No. 1 surface and a No. 2 surface and a second ply having a No. 3 surface and a No. 4 surface. The No. 2 surface of the first ply faces the No. 3 surface of the second ply. A first coating having three or more metallic layers is provided over at least a portion of one of the surfaces, such as over at least a portion of the No. 2 surface. A second coating having three or more metallic layers is provided over at least a portion of one or more of the other surfaces, such as over at least a portion of the No. 3 surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, John A. Winter, Michael Buchanan
  • Patent number: 8603625
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a sintered ceramic body mixes barium silicate with aluminum oxide, a glass material, and an additive oxide to prepare a material mixture, molds the material mixture and fires the molded object. The barium silicate is monoclinic and has an average particle diameter in a range of 0.3 ?m to 1 ?m and a specific surface area in a range of 5 m2/g to 20 m2/g. The aluminum oxide has an average particle diameter in a range of 0.4 ?m to 10 ?m, a specific surface area in a range of 0.8 m2/g to 8 m2/g. A volume ratio of the aluminum oxide to the barium silicate is in a range of 10% by volume to 25% by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunie Izumi, Yoshimasa Kobayashi, Yuji Katsuda
  • Patent number: 8568857
    Abstract: A grain oriented electrical steel sheet has grooves on one surface of the steel sheet formed for magnetic domain refining, the steel sheet including a forsterite film and a tension coating on front and back surfaces of the steel sheet, wherein the tension coating is applied on a surface with the grooves in a coating amount A (g/m2) and is applied on a surface with no grooves in a coating amount B (g/m2), the coating amounts A and B satisfying (1) and (2): 3?A?8??(1); and 1.0<B/A?1.8??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Takashima, Hirotaka Inoue, Seiji Okabe
  • Patent number: 8545788
    Abstract: Fumed silicon dioxide powder with a BET surface area of 20 to 35 m2/g, characterized in that a) the number-based median particle diameter is 60 to 150 nm, and b) the proportion of particles with a diameter of 200 nm or more is at most 10%, and c) the proportion of particles with a diameter of up to 60 nm is at most 20%, based in each case on the total number of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Stipan Katusic, Guido Zimmermann, Horst Miess, Witold Katerinak, Martin Moerters
  • Publication number: 20130216861
    Abstract: A coated article is provided so as to include a low-E (low emissivity) coating having an infrared (IR) reflecting layer sandwiched between at least a pair of dielectric layers. The IR reflecting layer may be of or include a material such as silver (Ag), and is provided between a pair of contact layers. The low-E coating includes an overcoat having a substantially metallic layer (e.g., NbZr or Zr) which has been found to improve the durability of the coating without significantly sacrificing desired optical characteristics. Such coated articles may be used in the context of windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad IMRAN, Francis Wuillaume, Brent Boyce
  • Publication number: 20130164556
    Abstract: An exemplary method for manufacturing a circuit board includes, firstly, providing a substrate made of heat conductive, electrically insulative material. Then a copper layer is formed on the substrate. After that, nickel is plated on the copper layer to form a nickel layer. Finally, gold is and plated on the nickel layer to form a gold layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: FOXSEMICON INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: SUNG-HSIANG YANG, WEI-CHUN YEH, CHENG-CHAO CHAO
  • Patent number: 8460799
    Abstract: A high-temperature resistant component for, e.g., a gas turbine hot part, includes an alloy substrate containing Ni, Co, or Fe as the principal component, and a thermal barrier coating formed over the surface of the substrate via a bond coat. The thermal barrier coating includes a porous thermal-barrier layer made of ceramic and an environmental barrier layer with corrosion resistance. An impregnated layer is provided between the environmental barrier layer and the thermal barrier layer. In the impregnated layer, the thermal barrier layer is impregnated with a part of the environmental barrier layer. The thermal barrier layer is made of a porous zirconia layer, and the environmental barrier layer includes silica as the principal component. The porous zirconia layer has pores impregnated with the part of the environmental barrier layer. As a result, the high-temperature resistant component has excellent corrosion resistance and excellent heat resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Arikawa, Akira Mebata, Yoshitaka Kojima, Kunihiro Ichikawa, Hiroshi Haruyama
  • Patent number: 8377568
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, a catalyst layer and a self-cleaning layer. The catalyst layer made of nickel is formed on the substrate. The self-cleaning layer is formed on the catalyst layer, including titanium, nickel, nickel oxide and titanium dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Jia Huang
  • Patent number: 8304062
    Abstract: Certain examples disclosed herein are directed to devices that include a substrate and conductor disposed on the substrate. In some examples, each of the conductor and the substrate may include materials that are mutually insoluble in each other. In other examples, the conductor may further comprise a substantially pure metal. In certain examples, the disposed conductor may be configured to pass adhesion tape test ASTM D3359-02. Methods of forming the conductors are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fry's Metals, Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar Khaselev, Nitin Desai, Supriya Deverajen, Michael T. Marczi, Bawa Singh
  • Patent number: 8287984
    Abstract: The invention concerns an under-roof screen (100) comprising: a first layer (102) produced from a first metallic or metallized material forming a thermal reflection barrier; a second layer (108) produced from a second woven material bonded to the first layer (102); a third layer (106) produced from a third insulating material and bonded to the second layer (108); and a fourth layer (104) produced from a fourth metallic or metallized material forming a thermal reflection barrier and bonded to the third layer (106); the first layer (102) and the second layer (108) being provided with micro-perforations (110) providing permeability to water vapor and impermeability to water and the fourth layer (104) being provided with perforations (112) providing permeability to water vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Loda S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Patrick Grall
  • Publication number: 20120251838
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes a substrate, a titanium bonding layer, a titanium-chromium alloy transition layer, and a titanium-chromium-nitrogen hard layer formed thereon, and in that order. The titanium bonding layer is a titanium layer. The titanium-chromium alloy transition layer is a titanium-chromium alloy layer. The titanium-chromium-nitrogen hard layer is a titanium-chromium-nitrogen layer. The titanium bonding layer, titanium-chromium alloy transition layer, and the titanium-chromium-nitrogen hard layer are formed by ion beam assisted sputtering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHWAN-HWA CHIANG, JIA-LIN CHEN, YI-JUN HUANG, HAI-BO PAN, XU LI
  • Publication number: 20120225318
    Abstract: A reinforcement means for moulded and extruded articles such as tires has a metal structure with a layer of silica gel bonded thereto. The silica gel bonds the reinforcement means to the rubber compound during the moulding/vulcanisation of the rubber compound without the need for a slow curing stage. The silica gel may be applied to the metal structure by a sol-gel process with the gel formed by drying the sol at a temperature up to 150° C. The reinforcement means is preferably a cable formed from steel wires coated with the silica gel. To further improve bonding of the silica gel to the rubber compound, an organosilane bonding agent may be included in the rubber compound or the reinforcing means provided with a second layer comprising an organosilane as a bonding agent. The reinforcement means are particularly useful for strengthening and providing geometric stability to tires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicants: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED, NGF EUROPE LTD
    Inventors: Akane Inoue, W. Stephen Fulton, Kazuhiro Doshita
  • Publication number: 20120225317
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to Ni-inclusive ternary alloy being provided as a barrier layer for protecting an IR reflecting layer comprising silver or the like. The provision of a barrier layer comprising nickel, chromium, and/or molybdenum and/or oxides thereof may improve corrosion resistance, as well as chemical and mechanical durability. In certain examples, more than one barrier layer may be used on at least one side of the layer comprising silver. In still further examples, a NixCryMoz-based layer may be used as the functional layer, rather than or in addition to as a barrier layer, in a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Publication number: 20120219821
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a coated article including at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver or the like in a low-E coating, and methods of making the same. In certain cases, at least one layer of the coating is of or includes nickel and/or titanium (e.g., NixTiyOz). The provision of a layer including nickel titanium and/or an oxide thereof may permit a layer to be used that has good adhesion to the IR reflecting layer, and reduced absorption of visible light (resulting in a coated article with a higher visible transmission). When a layer including nickel titanium oxide is provided directly over and/or under the IR reflecting layer (e.g., as a barrier layer), this may result in improved chemical and mechanical durability. Thus, visible transmission may be improved if desired, without compromising durability; or, durability may simply be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicants: CRVC, Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Anton Dietrich, Greg Miller, Richard Blacker, Muhammad Imran, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Publication number: 20120114969
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a corrosion-resistant “all-metal” mirror, including: a glass substrate; a silver coating with a thickness eAg deposited on at least one surface of the substrate by a non-electrolytic metallization that comprises spraying, onto the substrate surface, at least one aerosol containing silver in cation form (oxidizer) and at least one reducing agent capable of converting the silver cation into metal; at least one protective layer (C) containing at least one metal other than silver and deposited on the silver coating. The protective layer has a thickness em such that 0.3 eAg?eM?5 eAg, and is obtained by a non-electrolytic metallization of the silver coating being carried out by spraying, onto the silver coating, at least one aerosol containing at least one metal, other than silver, in cation form (oxidizer), and at least one reducing agent capable of converting the metal cation into metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: JET METAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Samuel Stremsdoerfer
  • Publication number: 20120006395
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing of a metal oxide and glass coated metal product. This invention also relates to a coated metallic substrate material that is suitable for manufacturing flexible solar cells and other articles in which a passivated stainless steel surface is desirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Salah Boussaad, Juan Carlos Figueroa, Kenneth C. Keup, Damien Francis Reardon
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110189500
    Abstract: Carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays can be used as a thermal interface materials (TIMs). Using a phase sensitive transient thermo-reflectance (PSTTR) technique, the thermal conductance of the two interfaces on either side of the CNT arrays can be measured. The physically bonded interface has a conductance ˜105 W/m2-K and is the dominant resistance. Also by bonding CNTs to target surfaces using indium, it can be demonstrated that the conductance can be increased to ˜106 W/m2-K making it attractive as a thermal interface material (TIM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Arun Majumdar, Tao Tong, Yang Zhao, Lance Delzeit, Ali Kashani, Meyya Meyyappan
  • Patent number: 7972710
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a base pad formed of aluminum and having a bottom surface. An electrical contact can be connected to the base pad. A layer of copper can be on the bottom surface of the base pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Antaya Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: John Pereira
  • Publication number: 20110143159
    Abstract: Fine-grained (average grain size 1 nm to 1,000 nm) metallic coatings optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein are disclosed. The fine-grained metallic materials are significantly harder and stronger than conventional coatings of the same chemical composition due to Hall-Petch strengthening and have low linear coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs). The invention provides means for matching the CTE of the fine-grained metallic coating to the one of the substrate by adjusting the composition of the alloy and/or by varying the chemistry and volume fraction of particulates embedded in the coating. The fine-grained metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, automotive parts and components exposed to thermal cycling. The low CTEs and the ability to match the CTEs of the fine-grained metallic coatings with the CTEs of the substrate minimize dimensional changes during thermal cycling and prevent premature failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Integran Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gino Palumbo, Jonathan McCrea, Klaus Tomantschger, Iain Brooks, Daehyun Jeong, Dave Limoges, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Uwe Erb
  • Publication number: 20100160102
    Abstract: An arrangement for protecting a substrate against corrosion, including a substrate, in particular a metallic substrate, and an electrically conductive corrosion protection layer applied to the substrate to protect the substrate against corrosion, which layer has a zinc-containing layer which has been applied to the substrate and has a passivation layer which has been applied to the zinc-containing layer for passivating the zinc-containing layer and contains many particles of hard material which have such a nature that the particles of hard material increase the coefficient of friction on a free surface of the passivation layer compared to a conversion layer without particles of hard material but leave the electrical conductivity of the passivation layer essentially unchanged. The invention further relates to a process for producing such an arrangement and a pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: SCHAEFFLER KG
    Inventors: Bertram Haag, Sergej Vogelsang
  • Publication number: 20090263677
    Abstract: The invented method of cladding a metal component includes creating a frit mixture in a defined ratio; wetting the mixture by adding a wetting agent in a defined volume; agitating the wetted mixture; applying the agitated mixture to a metal component by one or more processes; de-wetting the metal component having the applied mixture by gradually heating the same to a temperature from approximately 250 degrees Fahrenheit (° F.) up to a high of approximately 450° F.; and, fusing the de-wetted metal component at a temperature of no more than 125% of a defined withstand temperature for the clad metal component. Invented compositions can include one or more of liquid and/or colloidal sodium, potassium and/or lithium silicate, clay and/or clays, a compound of hollow micro-spheres (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Wilson
  • Patent number: 7501191
    Abstract: An amorphous dielectric film for use in a semiconductor device, such as a DRAM, and a method of manufacturing the amorphous dielectric film, includes bismuth (Bi), titanium (Ti), silicon (Si), and oxide (O). The amorphous dielectric film may have a dielectric constant of approximately 60 or higher. The amorphous dielectric film may be expressed by the chemical formula Bi1-x-yTixSiyOz, where 0.2<x<0.5, 0<y<0.5, and 1.5 <z<2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yo-sep Min, Young-jin Cho
  • Patent number: 7463358
    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 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Lumera Corporation
    Inventors: Nick Wolf, Danliang Jin, Anna M. Barklund, Raluca Dinu
  • Publication number: 20080138647
    Abstract: A coating process and system suitable for use on components subjected to high temperatures. The coating system includes an overlay coating of predominantly B2 phase rhodium aluminide (RhAl) intermetallic compound containing about 25 to about 90 atomic percent rhodium, about 10 to about 60 atomic percent aluminum, optionally up to a combined total of about 25 atomic percent of one or more platinum group metals chosen from the group consisting of platinum, palladium, ruthenium, and iridium, and up to about 20 atomic percent of the base metal and alloying constituents of the substrate. The RhAl intermetallic coating may serve as an environmental coating, a diffusion barrier layer for an overlying environmental coating, or both, with or without an outer ceramic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Liang Jiang, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti, Mark Daniel Gorman, Ramgopal Darolia
  • Publication number: 20080131723
    Abstract: A CTE modified braze composition that can be utilized to manufacture a strong, gastight joint where at least one of the joining members comprises a ceramic (e.g., a ceramic or a cermet). The braze composition is formulated so as to reduce the thermal stress that results from the mismatch of thermal expansion coefficients between a ceramic joining member and the braze or other joining members. The braze composition comprises a braze alloy in powder, paste or bulk form mixed with one or more particulate or fibrous fillers that exhibit a low (i.e., no more than 6 ppm/K) or negative coefficient of thermal expansion. The braze composition can be used to join members, at least one of which comprises ceramic, and to a composite member produced by joining the two or more members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: The Regents Of The University Of California
    Inventors: Michael C. Tucker, Craig P. Jacobson, Lutgard C. Jonghe
  • Patent number: 7381673
    Abstract: A composite material according to the present invention, is composed of SiC, SiO2, at least one out of Al and Si, with He leak rate of 1.3×10?10 Pa·m3/sec or below, thereby providing a composite material, which has a higher vacuum air-tightness, an excellent thermal conductivity, an adjustable coefficient of thermal expansion, small variation in strength and higher reliability, and a method for manufacturing the composite material, and a wafer holding member including the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yokoyama, Naoko Itonaga
  • Patent number: 7297413
    Abstract: An electroless copper plating method is provided having a first catalyst step of forming a first catalyst layer on a ceramic base material containing a glass component using a tin chloride solution and a palladium chloride solution; a pre-copper-plating heat treatment step of heating the ceramic base material in an atmosphere containing oxygen; a laminate catalyst treatment step of forming a laminate catalyst layer on the ceramic base material using a tin chloride solution and a palladium chloride solution; a plating treatment step of forming a copper plating film on the ceramic base material using a copper plating solution containing a small amount of nickel ions; and a post-copper-plating heat treatment step of heating the ceramic base material at a heat treatment temperature not more than the glass transition temperature thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Mitsumori
  • Patent number: 7291816
    Abstract: A method for making a transparent electrothermal body includes: a) plating ITO (indium tin oxide) onto a surface of a transparent substrate to form an ITO film, and b) printing a conducting material onto a surface of the ITO film to form two connecting portions each electrically connected to the ITO film, thereby forming a transparent electrothermal body. Thus, the transparent electrothermal body includes a circuit made of ITO material having greater transparency to form a conducting film that allows passage of the electric current, thereby enhancing the transparency of the electrothermal body, and thereby increasing the versatility of the electrothermal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Shu-Lien Chen
  • Publication number: 20070243404
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a glass circuit board includes the steps of providing a glass substrate; forming a metal layer on a surface of the glass substrate; forming a metal connecting layer on the metal layer; patterning the metal layer and the metal connecting layer to expose a part of the surface of the glass substrate; and forming an insulation layer with at least one opening on the patterned metal connecting layer and the exposed part of the surface. A glass circuit board is also disclosed, which includes a glass substrate, a patterned metal layer, a patterned metal connecting layer and an insulation layer. The glass substrate has a surface. The patterned metal layer is disposed on the surface of the glass substrate, and a part of the surface is exposed from the patterned metal layer. The patterned metal connecting layer is disposed on the patterned metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: GIGNO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Feng-Li Lin
  • Patent number: 7270884
    Abstract: Si, Al, Al plus TiN, and IrO2 are used as adhesion layers to prevent peeling of noble metal electrodes, such as Pt, from a silicon dioxide (SiO2) substrate in capacitor structures of memory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignees: Infineon Technologies AG, International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jingyu Lian, Kwong Hon Wong, Michael Wise, Young Limb, Nicolas Nagel
  • Patent number: 7252872
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a joined structure effective for preventing crack formation after thermal cycles. The joined structure has a ceramic member 1, a metal member 4 to be joined, and a metal fixed member 3 fixed to the ceramic member 1 and having an exposed face 3b exposed along the joining face 1d of the ceramic member 1. A joining layer 7 is provided between the ceramic member 1 and the metal member 4 and between the exposed face 3b of the fixed member 3 and the metal member 4. The joining layer 7 has thicker and thinner portions 7a and 7b. Alternatively, the joining layer 7 has a maximum thickness of 0.15 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Fujii, Akiyoshi Hattori
  • Patent number: 7223940
    Abstract: An electrically heatable transparency has at least one substrate, a first bus bar spaced from a second bus bar, and a conductive coating formed over at least a portion of the substrate. The first and second bus bars are in electrical contact with the coating. At least one of the bus bars has an end region in electrical contact with the coating. The end region is tapered such that the coating is of substantially uniform thickness on the end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles S. Voeltzel, Bruce A. Bartrug, James J. Finley, Allen R. Hawk, Lewis R. Palka, Frank J. Pazul, John A. Winter
  • Patent number: 7138188
    Abstract: A magnetic ribbon or sheet is coated with an electrical insulator prior to formation of a magnetic implement. Manufacture of the magnetic implement is accomplished in a single process without a need for co-winding magnetic and insulator ribbons. Thermal property differences between the magnetic material and the insulator operate during heat treatment to enhance magnetic property modification of the implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Metglas, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Hasegawa, Carl Eugene Kroger
  • Patent number: 6946199
    Abstract: A monolayer or multilayer film has a single layer or multiple layers of silica containing fluorine. An optical element has the forgoing film laid on a surface of a substrate. A concentration of the fluorine in the layer or layers of silica is not less than 0.1 mol % (referably, not less than 1 mol %) nor more than 10 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideo Kato
  • Patent number: 6908692
    Abstract: An electrically conductive wire coated with a curable coating composition that forms a cured coating having a high partial discharge resitance and good mechanical properties. A process for coating an electrically conductive wire with a curable coating composition and curing the coating composition to form a coating having high partial discharge resistance and good mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Frank-Rainer Böhm, Gerhard Kiessling, Manfred Oppermann, Heinz Schindler
  • Patent number: 6905783
    Abstract: Steel sheet for porcelain enameling having excellent workability yet capable of providing an enamel layer having excellent adhesion with the steel sheet on direct-on enameling once and still free of black specks defects, a method for producing the same, as well as a porcelain enamel product and the method for producing the same are provided, in which low carbon Al-killed steel sheet, high oxygen steel sheet, Ti-added steel sheet, Nb-added steel sheet, Ti—Nb-added steel sheet or B-added steel sheet is used. A steel sheet for porcelain enameling is produced by applying Ni—Mo alloy plating to the low carbon Al-killed steel sheet, high oxygen steel sheet, Ti-added steel sheet, Nb-added steel sheet, Ti—Nb-added steel sheet or B-added steel sheet having specified components and composition ratio, and after performing heat treatment thereto to control the content of Ni, Mo, and Fe that are present on the surface of the steel sheet in a predetermined range, porcelain enamel is applied and fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignees: Ferro Enamels (Japan) Limited, Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Sato, Toshihira Hamada, Shuzo Oda, Yoshihiro Jono, Takahiro Hayashida, Junichi Fujimoto, Masao Komai
  • Patent number: 6878463
    Abstract: A low cost, durable mask for use in structuring anodically bondable glass materials and other structurable glass materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventor: Amy V. Skrobis
  • Publication number: 20040258948
    Abstract: A solder coated lid for a package for an electronic device has a lead-free solder layer comprising a Sn—Sb based solder with a liquidus temperature of at least 220 degrees C. provided on at least a region of the lid where the lid is to be joined to a base of a package. The lid can be joined to a base of a package at a low temperature, thereby reducing vaporization of solder components and adhesion thereof to electronic devices within the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicants: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Metal (SMI) Electronics Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yoshino, Sanae Taniguchi, Mitsuo Zen, Takenori Azuma
  • Patent number: 6815085
    Abstract: A capacitive element for a circuit board or chip carrier is formed from a pair of conductive sheets having a dielectric component laminated therebetween. The dielectric component is formed of two or more dielectric sheets, at least one of which can be partially cured followed by being fully cured. The partially cured sheet is laminated to at least one other sheet of dielectric material and one of the sheets of conductive material. The total thickness of the two sheets of the dielectric component does not exceed about 4 mils and preferably does not exceed about 3 mils. The use of two or more sheets of dielectric material makes it very unlikely that two or more defects in the sheets of dielectric material will align, thus greatly reducing the probability of a defect causing a failure in test or field use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernd K. Appelt, John M. Lauffer
  • Publication number: 20040197595
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture a body from a thermoplastic plastic with a three-dimensionally structured surface, wherein the molding is carried out directly from a master made of glass coated with metal oxide, without the deposition of further coatings on the surface of said master. The invention also relates to bodies manufactured with this method from a thermoplastic featuring a three-dimensionally structured surface as well as to planar optical structures likewise manufactured with this method for generating evanescent-field measuring platforms and to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Tilo Callenbach, Max Gmur, Heinz Luthi, Martin Andreas Bopp, Michael Pawlak, Markus Ehrat