Metal-compound-containing Layer Patents (Class 428/689)
  • Patent number: 10620176
    Abstract: An egg identification system for determining viability of an avian egg is provided. Such a system includes an emitter assembly configured to emit electromagnetic radiation having a predetermined wavelength toward an egg. A detector assembly is spaced-apart from the emitter assembly and configured to detect electromagnetic radiation transmitted through the egg. A light controlling assembly is positioned proximate to the emitter assembly. The light controlling assembly includes an absorbing layer configured to absorb electromagnetic radiation at the predetermined wavelength. The absorbing layer defines an opening through which electromagnetic radiation emitted from the emitter assembly is capable of passing therethrough toward the egg. A processor is configured to process an output signal of the detector assembly to determine viability of the egg. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Zoetis Services LLC
    Inventors: William Dongwook Suh, Joel James Walukas
  • Patent number: 10372030
    Abstract: A halftone phase shift mask blank is provided comprising a transparent substrate and a halftone phase shift film which is composed of a silicon base material having a Si+N+O content of at least 90 at %, a Si content of 30-70 at %, a N+O content of 30-60 at %, and an O content of up to 30 at %, and has a thickness of up to 70 nm. The halftone phase shift film is thin enough for mask pattern processing, undergoes minimal pattern size variation degradation upon exposure to sub-200 nm radiation, and maintains a necessary phase shift and transmittance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouhei Sasamoto, Takuro Kosaka, Yukio Inazuki, Hideo Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10355236
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent electrode having both sufficient conductivity and light transmittance, as well as an electronic device whose performance is improved by using the transparent electrode. A transparent electrode (1) includes: a nitrogen-containing layer (1a) formed by using a compound containing nitrogen atom; and an electrode layer (1b) formed adjacent to the nitrogen-containing layer (1a) by using silver or an alloy having silver as a main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hakii, Kazuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10170775
    Abstract: A method for producing a glass solder green seal, wherein a paste comprising a glass solder powder is applied to the surface of a screen, which on the bottom side and in the screen mesh comprises regions having a coating impermeable to the paste, and the paste is pushed through the screen onto a substrate and subsequently dried, wherein printing is carried out onto an intermediate carrier serving as the substrate, from which the dried glass solder green seal can be completely detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Federmann, Hans-Rainer Zerfass, Sonja-Michaela Gross-Barsnick
  • Patent number: 9926805
    Abstract: Organic solvent based slurry compositions for making an environmental barrier coating including from about 6.8 wt % to about 96.1 wt % solvent; from about 3.9 wt % to about 93.2 wt % primary material; and from about 0.01 wt % to about 20 wt % slurry sintering aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Alan Boutwell
  • Patent number: 9859572
    Abstract: A non-woven gas diffusion substrate including: (i) a non-woven carbon fiber web; (ii) a carbon particulate material; and 10 (iii) a hydrophobic binder characterized in that the non-woven gas diffusion substrate further includes a conductive material having a x:y aspect ratio from 0.01 to 100, a x:z aspect ratio of at least 500 and a y:z aspect ratio of at least 500.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Technical Fibre Products Limited
    Inventors: Rosemary Fisher, Ian Roy Harkness, Jonathan David Brereton Sharman, Michael Jeschke
  • Patent number: 9724274
    Abstract: Body made of a ceramic material, the body having as an integral part thereof a surface region reaching from the surface of the body down to a predetermined depth. According to the invention, the surface region is enriched with a magnesium component thereby forming a hydrophilic surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: STRAUMANN HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Simon Berner
  • Patent number: 9562121
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optically active poly(diphenylacetylene) compound represented by the following formula (I): [wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION], and a production method thereof, an optical isomer separating agent containing the poly(diphenylacetylene) compound, and a packing material for a chiral column, containing the optical isomer separating agent coated on a carrier. According to the present invention, a practical optical isomer separation agent having a high optical resolution ability for a wide variety of racemic compounds and an optical isomer separation method can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Maeda, Shigeyoshi Kanoh, Tomoyuki Ikai, Kouhei Shimomura, Miyuki Maruta
  • Patent number: 9388499
    Abstract: A method to provide an article of manufacture of iron oxide on indium tin oxide for solar energy conversion. An atomic layer epitaxy method is used to deposit an uncommon bixbytite-phase iron (III) oxide (?-Fe2O3) which is deposited at low temperatures to provide 99% phase pure ?-Fe2O3 thin films on indium tin oxide. Subsequent annealing produces pure ?-Fe2O3 with well-defined epitaxy via a topotactic transition. These highly crystalline films in the ultra thin film limit enable high efficiency photoelectrochemical chemical water splitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Alex B. Martinson, Shannon Riha, Peijun Guo, Jonathan D. Emery
  • Patent number: 9373798
    Abstract: An organometallic compound may be represented by Formula 1:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-Won Choi, Yoon-Hyun Kwak, Bum-Woo Park, Sun-Young Lee, Wha-Il Choi, So-Yeon Kim, Ji-Youn Lee
  • Patent number: 9333083
    Abstract: An artificial hip joint consisting of multi-layer shell core composite structural components includes an artificial acetabular bone (1) and an artificial femoral head (2) which are mutually matched with each other. The artificial acetabular bone (1) has a multi-layer shell core composite structure and is constituted of a ceramic acetabular bone lining (1-1), transitional layers (1-2, 1-3), an acetabular bone shell made of a porous metal or a porous alloy or a porous toughened ceramic (1-4). The artificial femoral head (2) has a multi-layer shell core composite structure and is constituted of a ceramic spherical shell layer (2-1), a transitional layer (2-5) and a toughened ceramic inner core (2-2). The artificial acetabular bone lining and the artificial femoral head spherical shell layer of the hip joint have high rigid, anti-corrosion and anti-wear performance. The artificial acetabular bone shell layer and the femoral head inner core layer have high tough, shockresistant performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Yadong Li, Yajun Li
  • Patent number: 9040160
    Abstract: A multilayer armor is provided that includes a first rigid layer, a second rigid layer, and an interlayer securing the first and second rigid layers to one another. At least one of the first and second rigid layers can include a plurality of regions with a physical or material property that varies between the regions. The interlayer can have a force-extension ratio of 5,600 psi/in or less. The interlayer can have a physical or material property that varies within the interlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Schott Corporation
    Inventors: John Carberry, Katherine T. Leighton, Carsten Weinhold, Eric Urruti
  • Publication number: 20150140338
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating a substrate are provided. The composition contains a corrosion-inhibiting metal cation and a conjugated compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: PCR-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric L. Morris
  • Patent number: 9034469
    Abstract: A tempered glass substrate has a compression stress layer on a surface thereof, and has a glass composition comprising, in terms of mass %, 40 to 70% of SiO2, 12 to 21% of Al2O3, 0 to 3.5% of Li2O, 10 to 20% of Na2O, 0 to 15% of K2O, and 0 to 4.5% of TiO2, wherein the tempered glass substrate has a plate thickness of 1.5 mm or less, and an internal tensile stress in the tempered glass substrate is 15 to 150 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Murata
  • Patent number: 9034489
    Abstract: A coating composition which imparts antifog, antireflective, easy-cleaning, and/or antistatic properties to substrates coated therewith. The coating compositions utilize nanoparticles funtionalized with amine groups and/or protected amine groups, and amine-reactive groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Zhigang Yu, Xue-hua Chen, Bangwei Xi, Appuswamy Devasenapathi, Wei De Liu, George Van Dyke Tiers, Justin A. Riddle, Deivaraj Theivanayagam Chairman, Michelle L. Legatt, Cecil V. Francis
  • Patent number: 9028983
    Abstract: A coated article includes a coating, such as a low emissivity (low-E) coating, supported by a substrate (e.g., glass substrate). The coating includes at least one dielectric layer including tin oxide that is doped with another metal(s). The coating may also include one or more infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) of or including material such as silver or the like, for reflecting at least some IR radiation. In certain example embodiments, the coated article may be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered, heat bent and/or heat strengthened). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of windows, including monolithic windows for buildings, IG windows for buildings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Brent Boyce, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Marcus Frank, Yongli Xu
  • Patent number: 9028956
    Abstract: A coated article is provided, having a coating supported by a glass substrate where the coating includes at least one color and/or reflectivity-adjusting absorber layer. The absorber layer(s) allows color tuning, and reduces the glass side reflection of the coated article and/or allows sheet resistance of the coating to be reduced without degrading glass side reflection. In certain example embodiments the absorber layer is provided between first and second dielectric layers which may be of substantially the same material and/or composition. In certain example embodiments, the coated article is capable of achieving desirable transmission, together with desired color, low reflectivity, and low selectivity, when having only one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of silver and/or gold. Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, monolithic windows, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.), Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Hartmut Knoll, Jochen Butz, Uwe Kriltz, Bernd Disteldorf, Jose Ferreira, Pierrot Pallotta
  • Patent number: 9023480
    Abstract: A glass substrate for chemical strengthening is formed by a float process. The glass substrate includes at least one layer of a film formed of an inorganic material that contains H atoms in a concentration of 1.0×1015 to 1.0×1019 atom/mm3. The at least one layer is formed on at least one surface of the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Naoki Okahata, Koji Nakagawa, Yuichi Kuwahara, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9017824
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aluminum-diamond composite having both high thermal conductivity and thermal expansion coefficient close to those of semiconductor elements, which is improved in platability in the surface and surface roughness so that the composite becomes suitable for use as a heat sink of a semiconductor element of the like. Specifically disclosed is a plate-like aluminum-diamond composite containing diamond particles and a metal mainly composed of aluminum. The aluminum-diamond composite is composed of a composite part and surface layers formed on both sides of the composite part, and the surface layers are composed of a material containing a metal mainly composed of aluminum. The diamond particle content is 40-70% by volume of the entire aluminum-diamond composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Hirotsuru, Hideo Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 9017821
    Abstract: A coated article is provided so as to include a low-E (low emissivity) coating having an infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) of or including a material such as silver (Ag), which is provided between a pair of contact layers. The low-E coating includes an overcoat having at least one layer of or including zirconium oxide and/or a substantially metallic layer. The overcoat 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: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Francis Wuillaume, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 9012043
    Abstract: A medical implant device or component thereof comprising a metal substrate and a coating layer structure provided on the substrate. The coating layer structure comprises an outermost layer of a ceramic material. A bonding structure is deposited between the metal substrate and the coating layer structure. The bonding structure comprises a chromium rich layer, which is deposited onto the metal substrate surface and has a higher concentration of chromium than the metal substrate, as well as a gradient layer having a composition gradient from the chromium rich layer towards the surface of the device providing increasing proportions of a gradient material which has structural correspondence with the layer of the coating layer structure that is most adjacent to the bonding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Ola Wilhelmsson, Tom Eriksson, Per Mårtensson
  • Patent number: 9012024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glazing comprising a transparent glass substrate containing ions of at least one alkali metal and a transparent layer made of silicon oxycarbide (SiOxCy) having a total thickness E with (a) a carbon-rich deep zone, extending from a depth P3 to a depth P4, where the C/Si atomic ratio is greater than or equal to 0.5, and (b) a carbon-poor surface zone, extending from a depth P1 to a depth P2, where the C/Si atomic ratio is less than or equal to 0.4, with P1<P2<P3<P4 and (P2?P1)+(P4?P3)<E the distance between P1 and P2 representing from 10% to 70% of the total thickness E of the silicon oxycarbide layer and the distance between P3 and P4 representing from 10% to 70% of the total thickness E of the silicon oxycarbide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Claire Thoumazet, Martin Melcher, Arnaud Huignard, Raphael Lante
  • Patent number: 9012044
    Abstract: A process of forming optically clear conductive metal or metal alloy thin films is provided that includes depositing the metal or metal alloy film on a polycrystalline seed layer that has been deposited directly on a nucleation layer of metal oxide comprising zinc oxide. Also conductive films made by this process are provided. In some embodiments, the metal alloy thin films include silver/gold alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Clark I. Bright
  • Publication number: 20150103405
    Abstract: It is described a method for the production of a fully or partially reflective stretchable and deformable optical element, comprising the implantation in at least one surface of an elastomeric support, by a technique of “Cluster Beam Implantation”, of neutral nanoclusters of a material selected among one or more metals, their alloys, their oxides or mixtures thereof, thus obtaining in said support a nanocomposite layer, possibly emerging at the surface of said element, and said implantation taking place by: uniformly implanting said nanoclusters in a surface of said elastomeric support, wherein said surface has a molded profile essentially corresponding to the profile of the optical element to be produced; or selectively implanting said nanoclusters in a flat surface of said elastomeric support; or uniformly implanting a first layer of said nanoclusters in a surface of said elastomeric support, and then selectively implanting a second layer of said nanoclusters onto the first nanoclusters layer thus obtain
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Gabriele Corbelli, Cristian Ghisleri, Luca Ravagnan, Paolo Milani
  • Publication number: 20150104488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite material with at least one supporting material and at least one antimicrobial agent from the group of metals and metal compounds. The composite material comprises at least one hydrophilizing agent which increases the wettability of the surface of the composite material with water in comparison to the wettability of the surface of the composite material without the addition of the hydrophilizing agent. The invention further relates to a method for producing a composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: AMISTEC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Lackner, Joseph-Peter Guggenbichler
  • Patent number: 9005763
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 9005764
    Abstract: Provided is a windowpane for a combustion apparatus in which a light-blocking layer containing an inorganic pigment powder and a glass powder is formed on a surface of a transparent crystallized glass plate and the light-blocking layer can sufficiently hide an adhesive, a gasket or the like used to fix the windowpane to the body of the combustion apparatus and which can reduce the occurrence of cracks due to heat in the light-blocking layer. A windowpane for a combustion apparatus in which a light-blocking layer containing an inorganic pigment powder and a glass powder is formed on a surface of a transparent crystallized glass plate, wherein the light-blocking layer contains 30 to 50% by mass of the inorganic pigment powder and 50 to 70% by mass of the glass powder and has a thickness of 1 to 10 ?m and the inorganic pigment powder has an average particle size of 0.8 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shohei Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8999495
    Abstract: A recording material for electrophotographic printing methods from a base paper coated on both sides with synthetic resin and having a toner-receiving layer arranged on at least one side, containing a water-soluble or water-dispersible binder in the toner-receiving layer, preferably an ethylene-acrylate polymer or an ethylene-acrylate copolymer, a finely particulate inorganic pigment and an antistatic component, such that images using both liquid toners and dry toners can be produced with this recording material, identical in both appearance and haptics to silver halide photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Kozlowski, Andreas Overberg, Rainer Steinbeck
  • Patent number: 8986851
    Abstract: A heat shielding material and method for manufacturing thereof is provided. The method for manufacturing the heat shielding material, includes: providing a tungsten oxide precursor solution containing a group VIII B metal element; drying the tungsten oxide precursor solution to form a dried tungsten oxide precursor; and subjecting the dried tungsten oxide precursor to a reducing gas at a temperature of 100° C. to 500° C. to form a composite tungsten oxide. The heat shielding material includes composite tungsten oxide doped with a group I A or II A metal and halogen, represented by MxWOy or MxWOyAz, wherein M refers to at least one of a group I A or II A metal, W refers to tungsten, O refers to oxygen, and A refers to a halogen element. The heat shielding material also includes a group VIII B metal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Huai-Kuang Fu, Sung-Jeng Jong, Jer-Young Chen, Yih-Her Chang, Pao-Tang Chung
  • Patent number: 8986841
    Abstract: A process for reinforcing a glass-ceramic article, into which a maximum tension is introduced beneath the surface of the glass-ceramic, advantageously in proximity to said surface. The invention also relates to an enamel that can be used for this reinforcement, this enamel being formed from a glass frit having the following composition, the proportions being expressed as weight percentages: SiO2 50-66% MgO 3-8% Na2O ?7-15% K2O 0-3% Li2O ?0-12% CaO ?0-10% BaO ?0-15% Al2O3 0-3% ZrO2 0-3% ZnO 0-5% B2O3 0-8% the sum of the alkaline-earth metal oxides CaO+BaO moreover being between 8 and 15%, and the sum of the alkali metal oxides Na2O+K2O+Li2O moreover being between 7 and 20%. The reinforced glass-ceramics obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eurokera S.N.C.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pelletier, Marie-Helene Chopinet, Caroline Faillat, Marie-Helene Rouillon, Pablo Vilato
  • Patent number: 8980117
    Abstract: Provided is a piezoelectric material having a high Curie temperature and satisfactory piezoelectric characteristics, the piezoelectric material being represented by the following general formula (1): A(ZnxTi(1-x))yM(1-y)O3??(1) where A represents a Bi element, M represents at least one element selected from Fe, Al, Sc, Mn, Y, Ga, and Yb; x represents a numerical value of 0.4?x?0.6; and y represents a numerical value of 0.17?y?0.60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Sophia University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Makoto Kubota, Toshihiro Ifuku, Hiroshi Funakubo, Keisuke Yazawa, Hiroshi Uchida, Takashi Iijima, Bong-yeon Lee
  • Publication number: 20150072119
    Abstract: A multi-layer structure including an interlayer to relieve stress in the structure, a device including the structure, and a method of forming the device and structure are disclosed. The structure includes a substrate having a first coefficient of thermal expansion, an interlayer, and a coating having a second coefficient of thermal expansion. The interlayer reduces stress in the structure that would otherwise exist in the structure as a result of the difference in coefficients of thermal expansion of the substrate and the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Steven George, Shih-Hui Jen, Peter Carcia, Robert McLean
  • Patent number: 8974924
    Abstract: A component comprises a substrate having an alumina base layer, a transition layer, and a surface coating. The transition layer comprises alumina and silica, and the surface coating preferentially bonds to the silica as compared to the alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Weber, Naoto Matsuyuki
  • Patent number: 8968878
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8968856
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security element (20) for security papers, value documents and the like having a diffraction pattern that exhibits an embossed relief pattern (24, 26) and a coating layer (28, 32) that increases the visibility of the diffraction effect of the embossed relief pattern (24, 26). According to the present invention, the relief pattern (24, 26) is formed on the basis of a cholesteric liquid crystalline material (24) and the coating layer (28, 32) includes a reflective (28) and/or a high-index layer (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Hoffmüller, Theodor Burchard
  • Patent number: 8968879
    Abstract: A packaging material for blood bags includes two laminate films (I), wherein each laminate film (I) includes a base layer (Y), an inorganic deposited layer (X) formed on top of the base layer, a layer (Z1) containing a polymer of an unsaturated carboxylic acid compound polyvalent metal salt formed on top of the inorganic deposited layer (X), and a layer (Z2) containing a polymer of an unsaturated carboxylic acid compound polyvalent metal salt and a vinyl alcohol based polymer formed on top of the layer (Z1), laminating the two laminate films (I) with the layers (Z2) being laminated to form a laminate film (II), and laminating a heat seal layer on top of at least either one of the base layers (Y) of the laminate film (II). The packaging material can exhibit relatively high water vapor permeation resistance and excellent transparency and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Inaba, Takayoshi Yao
  • Patent number: 8962162
    Abstract: A composition that upon firing, forms a non-stick enamel layer is disclosed. The composition can be applied to a metal substrate to provide a non-stick, durable coating for cooking surfaces. Also disclosed are methods of forming enamel layers and corresponding coated substrates. Various ground coats and related methods are also described. Furthermore, various multilayer coatings and structures are disclosed that include an enamel layer and a ground coat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Albert L. Benford, Jr., Andrew Gorecki, Louis J. Gazo, Charles A. Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20150044092
    Abstract: The invention relates in various embodiments to a composite useful as e.g. a medical implant device, and a method of treating fouling, including biofouling as may occur on an implant. The composite comprises a matrix phase and a patterned phase that comprises an energetically activatable wire intermixed with the matrix phase, the wire when energetically activated, which includes thermal activation, causes modification of at least a portion of the matrix phase to treat fouling that might otherwise occur. The method of treating biofouling may be practiced on a patent while the medical implant of the invention is in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Steve L. ALLMAN, Mitchel J. DOKTYCZ, Scott T. RETTERER, David P. ALLISON
  • Publication number: 20150037612
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool of the present invention includes a base material and a coating film formed on the base material. The coating film includes at least one TiB2 layer. The TiB2 layer has TC (100) that shows a maximum value in an orientation index TC (hkl), or has a ratio I (100)/I (101) of 1.2 or more between an X-ray diffraction intensity I (100) of a (100) plane and an X-ray diffraction intensity I (101) of a (101) plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP.
    Inventors: Anongsack Paseuth, Susumu Okuno, Hideaki Kanaoka, Erika Iwai, Takahiro Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8945714
    Abstract: Example embodiments of this invention relate to a coated article including an infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver or the like, for use in an insulating glass (IG) window unit for example. In certain example embodiments, the coating is a single-silver type coating, and includes an overcoat including an uppermost layer of or including silicon nitride and a layer of or including tin oxide immediately under and contacting the silicon nitride based overcoat. In certain example embodiments, the thicknesses of the silicon nitride based overcoat and the tin oxide based layer are balanced (e.g., substantially equal, or equal plus/minus about 10%). It has surprisingly been found that such balancing results in an improvement in thermal cycling performance and improved mechanical durability. In certain example embodiments, the coating may realize surprisingly good substantially neutral film side reflective coloration, and may achieve an improved visible transmission, SHGC ratio and low U-values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Guardian Industries Corp., Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.)
    Inventors: Jingyu Lao, Philip J. Lingle, Brent Boyce, Bernd Disteldorft, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8946306
    Abstract: The invention relates to process for the treatment of a hydrophobic surface by a liquid film comprising an aqueous phase comprising the coating of said surface by the liquid whose aqueous phase comprises an effective amount of an agent of modification of the properties of surface and an active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Castaing, Ashwin Rao
  • Patent number: 8940398
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8940400
    Abstract: An insulating glass (IG) window unit includes first and second substrates, and a low-emissivity (low-E) coating supported by one of the substrates. The low-E coating has two silver based infrared (IR) reflecting layers and allows the IG window unit to realize an increased SHGC to U-value ratio, and an increased thickness ratio of an upper silver based layer of the coating to a bottom silver based layer of the coating. The low-E coating is designed to have a low film-side reflectance, so that for example when the low-E coating is used on surface number three of an IG window unit the IG window unit can realize reduced visible reflectance as viewed from the outside of the building on which the IG window unit is mounted or is to be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Francis Wuillaume, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 8940399
    Abstract: This invention relates to a coated article including a low-emissivity (low-E) coating. In certain example embodiments, the low-E coating is provided on a substrate (e.g., glass substrate) and includes at least first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers (e.g., silver based layers) that are spaced apart by contact layers (e.g., NiCr based layers) and a dielectric layer of or including a material such as silicon nitride. In certain example embodiments, the coated article has a low visible transmission (e.g., no greater than 50%, more preferably no greater than about 40%, and most preferably no greater than about 39%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Francis Wuillaume, Muhammad Imran, Afonso Kreling, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 8932737
    Abstract: A coating and associated method for coating is disclosed. The coating provides a hard, transparent, UV blocking coating for a substrate. A UV blocking layer is first deposited upon the substrate, and a hard coating is deposited above the UV blocking layer. A soft coating layer may be deposited between the UV blocking layer and the hard coating. The soft and hard coating layers may both have the general composition SiOxCy. the soft and hard coating layers may be deposited by a plasma vapor deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David A. Bowen, Kjersta L. Larson-Smith, Vasan S. Sundaram
  • Patent number: 8932723
    Abstract: Provided is low emissivity glass including a low emissivity layer containing electrically conductive metal; and a composite metal oxide formed on one or both sides of the low emissivity layer and expressed by a following chemical formula 1: TiCeOx??(1) wherein Ti is titanium element, Ce is cerium element, and Ox is oxide. Since the dielectric layer which serves as protecting low emissivity layer of low emissivity glass and reducing emissivity contains the composite metal oxide expressed by the above chemical formula 1, visible light transmissivity can be greatly increased with excellent low emissivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Ki Jun, Il Joon Bae
  • Patent number: 8932724
    Abstract: A reflective coating is disclosed that has a base layer provided with a reflective surface for reflecting electromagnetic radiation, such as visible and solar near-infrared light. The reflective coating also has a dielectric layer formed on the reflective surface, and an absorber layer. The absorber layer is formed on the dielectric layer that is formed on the base layer. The reflective coating has an average reflectance greater than about 60% for wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation in the range of 800 to 2500 nm that is irradiated upon the reflective coating. Additionally, the reflective coating has an average reflectance for wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation in the range of 400 to 700 nm irradiated upon the reflecting coating that is less than the average reflectance of the reflective coating from 800 to 2500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: General Atomics
    Inventor: Lawrence D. Woolf
  • Patent number: 8906522
    Abstract: Described are hybrid articles comprising at least one hard non-oxide or oxide ceramic component of at least 95% of theoretical density directly bonded to, and different from, a hard non-oxide or oxide ceramic composite component comprising a tribology enhancing component. The at least one hard non-oxide or oxide ceramic component comprises a member of the group consisting of silicon carbide, pressureless sintered silicon carbide, liquid phase sintered silicon carbide, reaction bonded silicon carbide, tungsten carbide, aluminum oxide, and silicon nitride. The at least one hard non-oxide or oxide ceramic composite component comprises a member of the group consisting of silicon carbide, pressureless sintered silicon carbide, liquid phase sintered silicon carbide, reaction bonded silicon carbide, tungsten carbide, aluminum oxide, and silicon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Morgan Advanced Materials and Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Boylan
  • Patent number: 8900729
    Abstract: A coated article includes a coating, such as a low emissivity (low-E) coating, supported by a substrate (e.g., glass substrate). The coating includes at least one dielectric layer including zinc oxide that is doped with another metal(s). The coating may also include one or more infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) of or including material such as silver or the like, for reflecting at least some IR radiation. In certain example embodiments, the coated article may be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered, heat bent and/or heat strengthened). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of windows, including monolithic windows for buildings, IG windows for buildings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Brent Boyce, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Marcus Frank, Yongli Xu
  • Patent number: 8895150
    Abstract: A substrate having a coating is disclosed. The coating is formed of a plurality of layers. At least one of the layers includes a super alloy and at least two additional layers including silver. A coating for a substrate is also disclosed. A method of applying a coating to a substrate is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Leland Stull