Halogen-containing Patents (Class 428/696)
  • Patent number: 9482790
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a coating consisting of a binary metal fluoride coating consisting a high refractive index metal fluoride layer on top of a substrate, a low refractive index metal fluoride layer on top of the high refractive index layer and layer of SiO2 or F—SiO2 containing 0.2 wt % to 4.5 (2000 ppm to 45,000 ppm) F on top of the low refractive index layer. In one embodiment the F content of F—SiO2 is in the range of 5000 ppm to 10,000 ppm F. The high index and low index materials are each deposited to a thickness of less than or equal to 0.9 quarter wave, and the capping material is deposited to a thickness in the range of 5 nm to 25 nm. The disclosure is also directed to optical elements having the foregoing coating and a method of making the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Jerome Cangemi, Paul Gerard Dewa, Joseph D Malach, Paul Francis Michaloski, Horst Schreiber, Jue Wang
  • Patent number: 9238863
    Abstract: This invention is to provide a fluoride spray coating covered member having excellent resistance to halogen corrosion and resistance to plasma erosion and displaying identification symbols such as letters, numeric characters, graphic, pattern, firm name, serial number and so on. In the invention, one or more implanting gases selected from fluorine-containing gas, oxygen gas and inert gas are ion-implanted onto a white fluoride spray coating formed on a surface of a substrate, whereby at least a part of the surface of the white fluoride spray coating is changed into a black color to form a black ion-implanted layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: TOCALO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio Harada, Takema Teratani, Shinya Miki, Kenichiro Togoe
  • Publication number: 20150140321
    Abstract: A method and device for improving the adhesion of fluorinated transparent conducting oxide films by incorporating a non-conducting, non-fluorinated adhesion layer between a substrate and a transparent conducting oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas GENNETT, John PERKINS, Arrelaine DAMERON
  • Publication number: 20150132606
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information recording medium that has good enough recording characteristics even without containing Pd. The information recording medium has a recording layer including an oxide of Mn in which Mn atoms are partially or fully present as Mn with a valence of +4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kotaro Kurokawa, Yo Ota
  • Publication number: 20150107768
    Abstract: A polycrystalline CaF2 member includes a combined assembly of a plurality of polycrystalline bodies made from CaF2 that are pressure bonded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoyasu UEHARA
  • Patent number: 8946695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new compound which may significantly improve the service life, efficiency, electrochemical stability, and thermal stability of an organic light emitting device, and an organic light emitting device which comprises an organic material layer comprising the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungoh Huh, Sung Kil Hong, Yun Hwan Kim, Tae Yoon Park, Hye Young Jang, Kongkyeom Kim, Seong So Kim
  • Publication number: 20150029681
    Abstract: A flexible composite comprising a plastic foil, having an upper and a lower surface, and at least one dielectric barrier layer against gases and liquids which is applied directly to at least one of the surfaces by plasma-enhanced thermal vapor deposition and comprises an inorganic vapor-depositable material, is provided. The flexible composite can be used for constructing flexible circuits or displays and has a high barrier effect with regard to oxygen and/or water vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    Inventors: Helmut MACK, Philipp ALBERT, Bjoern BORUP, Anil K. SAXENA
  • Patent number: 8859104
    Abstract: The invention provides a transparent conducting film which comprises a compound of formula (I): Zn1-x[M]xO1-y[X]y(I) wherein: x is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 0.25; y is from 0 to 0.1; [X] is at least one dopant element which is a halogen; and [M] is: (a) a dopant element which is selected from: a group 14 element other than carbon; a lanthanide element which has an oxidation state of +4; and a transition metal which has an oxidation state of +4 and which is other than Ti or Zr; or (b) a combination of two or more different dopant elements, at least one of which is selected from: a group 14 element other than carbon; a lanthanide element which has an oxidation state of +4; and a transition metal which has an oxidation state of +4 and which is other than Ti or Zr. The invention further provides coatings comprising the films of the invention, processes for producing such films and coatings, and various uses of the films and coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: ISIS Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Peter P. Edwards, Martin Owen Jones, Malek Moshari Al-Mamouri, John Stuart Abell
  • Patent number: 8841002
    Abstract: A method of bonding includes using a bonding layer having a fluorinated oxide. Fluorine may be introduced into the bonding layer by exposure to a fluorine-containing solution, vapor or gas or by implantation. The bonding layer may also be formed using a method where fluorine is introduced into the layer during its formation. The surface of the bonding layer is terminated with a desired species, preferably an NH2 species. This may be accomplished by exposing the bonding layer to an NH4OH solution. High bonding strength is obtained at room temperature. The method may also include bonding two bonding layers together and creating a fluorine distribution having a peak in the vicinity of the interface between the bonding layers. One of the bonding layers may include two oxide layers formed on each other. The fluorine concentration may also have a second peak at the interface between the two oxide layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ziptronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Qin-Yi Tong
  • Publication number: 20140242381
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an IR reflective multilayer structure, including a transparent substrate, a barrier layer disposed on the transparent substrate, wherein the barrier layer includes tungsten oxide-containing silicon dioxide, tungsten oxide-containing titanium dioxide, tungsten oxide-containing aluminium oxide or combinations thereof, and a heat shielding layer composed of a composite tungsten oxide, represented by Formula (I): MxWO3-yAy, wherein M is an alkali metal element or alkaline earth metal element, W is tungsten, O is oxygen, A is halogen, and 0<x?1, 0<y?0.5. The disclosure also provides a method for manufacturing an IR reflective multilayer structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Huai-Kuang FU, Sung-Jeng JONG, Jer-Young CHEN, Yih-Her CHANG, Pao-Tang CHUNG
  • Patent number: 8795839
    Abstract: A method for repairing optical elements having a coating, in which the coating is fully or partially removed or left on the optical element, a polishing layer being provided in the coating or a polishing layer being applied, which allows simple processing of the surface to achieve high geometrical accuracy and lower surface roughness. A new coating is applied onto the corresponding polishing layer. Also addressed are corresponding optical elements, including optical elements recycled according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventor: Thure Boehm
  • Publication number: 20140186640
    Abstract: The present invention provides an anti-adhesion transparent thin film, which uses physical vapor deposition to deposit a transparent thin film on the surface of a substrate. The transparent film has the characteristics of high light perviousness, good hardness, excellent acid resistivity, and superior anti-adhesion capability. Furthermore, an oxide layer can be formed between the surface of the substrate and the transparent thin film for improving the stability of the transparent thin film adhering to the surface of the substrate. In addition, the process temperature according to the present invention is less than 100; and the transparent thin film according to the present invention requires no metal- or fluorine-containing precursor. Thereby, the costs for industrial applications can be reduced substantially. It is also suitable for the substrates with less temperature tolerance such as metal, nonmetal, and polymer-like substrates. Hence, the applicable industries are extensive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventor: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
  • Publication number: 20140170442
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention comprise a method of making a construction board (also known as wallboard) and a device for making same. The resulting construction board is formed by mixing of at least magnesium oxide, magnesium chloride, and a binding agent into a slurry, adding particulized solid material while funneling the slurry, and extruding the slurry comprising the particulized solid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Temple Investments, LLC
    Inventor: Kathy Trout
  • Publication number: 20140141264
    Abstract: An interlayer configured for a composite substrate surface, the interlayer having a higher concentration of at least one first chemical element at the interface of the substrate surface and the innermost interlayer surface and a higher concentration of at least one second chemical element at the outermost interlayer surface is disclosed. Methods of forming the interlayer and providing functional properties to said composites are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20140141191
    Abstract: An encapsulation material is described that prevents moisture or oily substances from penetrating into a protected region or device. The encapsulation material includes alternating layers of a hydrophobic and oleophobic first layer and a hydrophilic second layer. The second hydrophilic layer traps water molecules, preventing them from migrating. By alternating hydrophobic/oleophobic layers with hydrophilic layers (including hydrophobic layers having a thickness of approximately that of a water molecule or a hydroxyl ion), the encapsulation material forms multiple, finite energetic wells at the hydrophilic layers. These potential wells confine water molecules, oxygen molecules, and hydroxyl ions preventing migration of through the encapsulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Veeco ALD Inc.
    Inventor: Sang In Lee
  • Patent number: 8703651
    Abstract: A composition of matter for a layered ionic superconductor comprising a plurality of layers of ions and electronic interaction charges, and having a substantially improved superconducting transition temperature is described. An aspect of the composition includes a first layer comprising a plurality of alkali ions and cesium ions in particular that is adjacent to a second layer comprising a plurality of halogen ions and fluorine ions in particular. The first and second layers contain electronic interaction charges and are separated by a predetermined perpendicular distance. Crystalline structure, ionic properties, superconducting transition temperature, and superfluid density for several embodiments including companion ionic species are described and illustrated. Methods for preparing the several embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Dale Richard Harshman, Anthony Thomas Fiory
  • Publication number: 20140070105
    Abstract: A scintillator, which can prevent a data error due to light diffusion or spreading by improving light collimation, a method of fabricating the same and an X-ray detector including the scintillator are disclosed. The scintillator includes a substrate and a scintillator layer fanned on the substrate and having columnar crystals and non-columnar crystals, wherein each of the columnar crystals has an aspect ratio of 80:1 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Soo Lee, Jang Won Moon
  • Publication number: 20140011683
    Abstract: A composition of matter for a layered ionic superconductor comprising a plurality of layers of ions and electronic interaction charges, and having a substantially improved superconducting transition temperature is described. An aspect of the composition includes a first layer comprising a plurality of alkali ions and cesium ions in particular that is adjacent to a second layer comprising a plurality of halogen ions and fluorine ions in particular. The first and second layers contain electronic interaction charges and are separated by a predetermined perpendicular distance. Crystalline structure, ionic properties, superconducting transition temperature, and superfluid density for several embodiments including companion ionic species are described and illustrated. Methods for preparing the several embodiments are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Dale Richard Harshman, Anthony Thomas Fiory
  • Publication number: 20130330832
    Abstract: A material for use in vacuum bagging a component. The material includes a compound sensitive to moisture, such that an exposure of the compound to moisture or wetting causes a physical and/or chemical change in the compound that is visually detectable in the cover material. A method of leak detection during vacuum bagging involves the steps of: arranging a component in a vacuum bagging assembly, such as to form a fibre-reinforced plastic component; arranging a material according to the invention in the vacuum bagging assembly such that the compound sensitive to wetting or moisture is under, or on an inner side of, a sealing film or vacuum bag of the assembly; applying a vacuum to the vacuum bagging assembly to evacuate a space containing the component and sealed by the sealing film or vacuum bag; and wetting an outer surface of the sealing film or vacuum bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Hauke Seegel, Claus Fastert, Paulin Fideu
  • Patent number: 8557404
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film for lamination on a substrate and comprising an ITO film and an FTO film, wherein a part or all of the crystal structure of a surface of the FTO film is orthorhombic, and a transparent conductive film for lamination on a substrate and comprising an ITO film and an FTO film, wherein the thickness of the FTO film is within a range from 5 nm to 20 nm and the FTO film is a continuous film. A method of producing the transparent conductive films includes depositing the ITO film on a substrate using a pyrosol process, and subsequently depositing the FTO film continuously on top of the ITO film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Yamada, Tatsuya Ooashi
  • Patent number: 8545985
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with an absorbing layer(s). The coating is, in certain example embodiments, designed so that significant changes in visible transmission can be made by adjusting thickness of the absorbing layer without significantly affecting certain other characteristics such as certain color values. Such coated articles may be used monolithically or in the context of insulating glass (IG) units in different embodiments of this invention, and may or may not be heat treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Carole Laird
  • Publication number: 20130224435
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of functional film comprising the steps of: a first step of feeding a lengthy substrate with self-support including a first laminate film on a back side, forming an organic film on a front side of the substrate while transferring the substrate, providing a second laminate film on a surface of the organic film, and taking up the substrate into a film roll; and a second step of loading the film roll on a vacuum deposition apparatus, continuously feeding the substrate including the first laminate film and the second laminate film from the film roll, removing the second laminate film while transferring the substrate, forming an inorganic film over the organic film of the substrate, and taking up the substrate into a film roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: FUJIFILM Corporation
  • Patent number: 8507107
    Abstract: An electronic device housing is provided. The electronic device housing includes a substrate, a first metallic coating formed on the substrate, and a second metallic coating formed on a portion of the first metallic coating. The first and second metallic coatings are formed by vacuum sputtering or vacuum vapor deposition. The first and second metallic coatings are all non-conductive. A method for making the electronic device housing is also described there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Qi-Jian Du, Chwan-Hwa Chiang
  • Patent number: 8487050
    Abstract: A composition comprises a fluorine-containing aromatic polymer, an epoxy compound and an initiator. Its use as film, laminate with polyimide or copper foils, copper-clad laminated board and adhesive film. The fluorine-containing aromatic polymer is preferably a fluorine-containing aryl ether polymer. The initiator is preferably a cationic initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Omote, Ai Nishichi, Shimpei Sato
  • Publication number: 20130164511
    Abstract: A thermochromic substrate that has a thermochromic thin film, and a method of manufacturing the same. The thermochromic substrate includes a base substrate, an oxide or nitride thin film formed on the base substrate, a vanadium dioxide (VO2) thin film formed on the oxide or nitride thin film, and a photochromic thin film formed on the VO2 thin film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130048959
    Abstract: A donor substrate includes a base layer, a light to heat conversion layer on the base layer, an interlayer on the light to heat conversion layer, a low molecular weight transfer layer on the interlayer and an organic transfer layer on the low molecular weight transfer layer. The low molecular weight transfer layer includes an element in Group I or a compound of elements in Group I and Group VII.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MOBILE DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Jin SONG, Sang-Woo Pyo, Byeong-Wook Yoo, Hyo-Yeon Kim, Ji-Young Kwon, Kwan-Hee Lee
  • Publication number: 20130026364
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a mixed ionic-electronic conductor (e.g. TlBr)-based radiation detector having halide-treated surfaces and associated methods of fabrication, which controls polarization of the mixed ionic-electronic MIEC material to improve stability and operational lifetime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicants: Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC
    Inventors: Adam Conway, Patrick R. Beck, Robert T. Graff, Art Nelson, Rebecca J. Nikolic, Stephen A. Payne, Lars Voss, Hadong Kim
  • Patent number: 8318327
    Abstract: Components of semiconductor processing apparatus are formed at least partially of erosion, corrosion and/or corrosion-erosion resistant ceramic materials. Exemplary ceramic materials can include at least one oxide, nitride, boride, carbide and/or fluoride of hafnium, strontium, lanthanum oxide and/or dysprosium. The ceramic materials can be applied as coatings over substrates to form composite components, or formed into monolithic bodies. The coatings ca protect substrates from physical and/or chemical attack. The ceramic materials can be used to form plasma exposed components of semiconductor processing apparatus to provide extended service lives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 8304099
    Abstract: A transparent heat shielding material, a fabrication method thereof and a transparent heat shielding structure are provided. The transparent heat shielding material is represented by MxWO3-yAy, wherein M is at least one element of alkali metal, W is tungsten, O is oxygen, A is halogen, 0<x?1, and 0<y?0.5. The transparent heat shielding material MxWO3-yAy is formed from tungsten oxide with at least one alkali metal cation and halogen anion co-doping into. The transparent heat shielding structure includes one or more layers of a transparent heat shielding film, wherein the transparent heat shielding film includes the material MxWO3-yAy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Pao-Tang Chung, Sung-Jeng Jong, Jer-Young Chern, Yih-Her Chang, Huai-Kuang Fu
  • Patent number: 8252208
    Abstract: The invention is directed to calcium fluoride crystal optics with improved laser durability that can be used for the transmission of below 250 nanometer (nm) electromagnetic radiation. The optics consist of CaF2 as the major component and, in one embodiment, at least one dopant/amount selected >0.3-1200 ppm Mg, >0.3-200 ppm Sr, >0.3-200 ppm Ba, while Ce and Mn are <0.5 ppm. The doped crystal and optics made therefrom have a ratio of 515/380 nm transmission loss of less than 0.3 after exposure to greater than 2.8 MRads of ?-radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: James R Cole, Keith J Donohue, Michael Lucien Genier, Robert Stephen Pavlik, Jr., Michael William Price, William Rogers Rosch, Jeffrey L Sunderland
  • Publication number: 20120200907
    Abstract: A photochromic compound is provided, which may be a pyran, an oxazine, or a fulgide. The photochromic compound has at least one substituent Q attached thereto, each Q independently being —N3, —CN, —COOR?, —CCR?, —C(R?)C(R?)R?, —OCOR?, —OCOOR?, —SR?, —OSO2R??, and/or —CON(R?)R?, wherein each R? is hydrogen, an unsubstituted or substituted alkyl group having from 1 to 18 carbon atoms; an unsubstituted or substituted aryl group, an unsubstituted or substituted alkene or alkyne group having from 2 to 18 carbon atoms, wherein the substituents are halo or hydroxyl and R?? is —CF3 or a perfluorinated alkyl group having from 2 to 18 carbon atoms. The number, locations and nature of the constituents Q are dependent upon the structure of the photochromic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: TRANSITIONS OPTICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Meng He, Darrin R. Dabideen, Anil Kumar, Terry A. Kellar, II
  • Patent number: 8236722
    Abstract: An aluminum oxide sintered product including a layer phase containing a rare-earth element and fluorine among grains of aluminum oxide serving as a main component, or a phase containing a rare-earth element and fluorine along edges of grains of aluminum oxide serving as a main component. The product includes a phase containing a rare-earth element and a fluorine element among grains of aluminum oxide, the phase not being in the form of localized dots but in the form of line segments, when viewed in an SEM image. The product can be readily adjusted to have a volume resistivity in the range of 1×1013 to 1×1016 ?·cm, the volume resistivity being calculated from a current value after the lapse of 1 minute from the application of a voltage of 2 kV/mm to the aluminum oxide sintered product at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naomi Teratani, Yuji Katsuda, Yoshimasa Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20120171421
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes a substrate, and an anti-fingerprint film formed on the substrate. The anti-fingerprint film includes a non-crystalline alumina layer formed on the substrate and a non-crystalline aluminum-oxygen-fluorine layer formed on the non-crystalline alumina layer. The aluminum-oxygen-fluorine has a chemical formula of AlOxFy, wherein 0<x<1.5, 0<y<3. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIN-PEI CHANG, WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, CONG LI
  • Publication number: 20120171416
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes a substrate, a magnesium oxide-alumina compound layer formed on the substrate, and an anti-fingerprint layer formed on the magnesium oxide-alumina compound layer. The anti-fingerprint layer is a layer of magnesium-aluminum-oxygen-fluorine having the chemical formula of MgAlOxFy, wherein 0<x<2.5, 0<y<5. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIN-PEI CHANG, WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, CONG LI
  • Patent number: 8163403
    Abstract: This invention disclosure describes methods for the fabrication of metal oxide films on surfaces by topotactic anion exchange, and laminate structures enabled by the method. A precursor metal-nonmetal film is deposited on the surface, and is subsequently oxidized via topotactic anion exchange to yield a topotactic metal-oxide product film. The structures include a metal-oxide layer(s) and/or a metal-nonmetal layer(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Mark A. Zurbuchen
  • Patent number: 8110295
    Abstract: A process for extracting fluorine from a fluoro-refractory coating includes the steps of providing an article having a fluoro-refractory coating; treating hydrothermally the fluoro-refractory coating at a temperature and for a period time sufficient to liberate a quantity of fluoride from the fluoro-refractory coating; and drying a hydrothermally treated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jaworowski, James T. Beals
  • Patent number: 8076011
    Abstract: An electronic device housing is provided. The electronic device housing comprises a substrate, a base paint coating formed on the substrate, and a metallic coating formed on the base paint coating. The metallic coating comprises a plurality of first layers interleaved with a plurality of second layers, and a third layer provided outermost. The first layer and the second layer are respectively a zirconium dioxide layer and an aluminum oxide layer, or are respectively composite component layer of niobium pentoxide and zirconium dioxide, and silicon dioxide layer. The third layer is a magnesium fluoride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Chwan-Hwa Chiang, Qi-Jian Du
  • Publication number: 20110245083
    Abstract: An article including a substrate and a layer of a homogeneous metal-oxyfluoride intermediate film disposed on the substrate, the intermediate film containing a rare earth metal, an alkaline earth metal, and a transition metal. The intermediate film has a defect density less than 20 percent and, upon thermal treatment, is capable of converting to a homogeneous rare earth metal-alkaline earth metal-transition metal-oxide superconductor film with a stoichiometric thickness greater than 1 ?m and up to 5 ?m. Also disclosed is another article including a substrate and the homogeneous superconductor film with a stoichiometric thickness greater than 1 ?m and up to 5 ?m. Further, methods of making these two articles are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: American Superconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Srivatsan Sathyamurthy, Martin W. Rupich
  • Publication number: 20110212305
    Abstract: A transparent conductive laminate includes an organic polymer transparent substrate, a first visual light adjustment layer, a second visual light adjustment layer, a third visual light adjustment layer, and a transparent conductive layer. The first visual light adjustment layer has a refractive index of from 1.3 to 1.7 and an optical thickness of from 10 nanometers to 260 nanometers. The second visual light adjustment layer has a refractive index of from 1.8 to 2.5 and an optical thickness of from 3 nanometers to 1500 nanometers. The third visual light adjustment layer has a refractive index of from 1.3 to 1.7 and an optical thickness of from 10 nanometers to 260 nanometers. The root mean square deviation between the reflectance value over the wavelength range of from 380 nm to 700 nm and the average reflectance value over the wavelength range of from 380 nanometers to 700 nanometers is below 3%. The surface resistance of the transparent conductive laminate ranges from 130 to 1000?/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: USHINE PHOTONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: HSUAN TA CHEN, MING HONG HSU, CHUN KUANG LAI
  • Publication number: 20110206900
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of functional film comprising the steps of: a first step of feeding a lengthy substrate with self-support including a first laminate film on a back side, forming an organic film on a front side of the substrate while transferring the substrate, providing a second laminate film on a surface of the organic film, and taking up the substrate into a film roll; and a second step of loading the film roll on a vacuum deposition apparatus, continuously feeding the substrate including the first laminate film and the second laminate film from the film roll, removing the second laminate film while transferring the substrate, forming an inorganic film over the organic film of the substrate, and taking up the substrate into a film roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eijirou IWASE
  • Publication number: 20110159277
    Abstract: An electronic device housing is provided. The electronic device housing comprises a substrate, a base paint coating formed on the substrate, and a metallic coating formed on the base paint coating. The metallic coating comprises a plurality of first layers interleaved with a plurality of second layers, and a third layer provided outermost. The first layer and the second layer are respectively a zirconium dioxide layer and an aluminum oxide layer, or are respectively composite component layer of niobium pentoxide and zirconium dioxide, and silicon dioxide layer. The third layer is a magnesium fluoride layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: CHWAN-HWA CHIANG, QI-JIAN DU
  • Patent number: 7968205
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant member to be exposed to a halogen-containing gas atmosphere or a halogen-containing gas plasma atmosphere, comprising a substrate and a plurality of layers deposited thereon including a layer of rare earth fluoride providing the outermost surface and a layer of rare earth oxide having a porosity of less than 5% underlying the rare earth fluoride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Nakano, Toshihiko Tsukatani, Takao Maeda
  • Publication number: 20110146768
    Abstract: A silicon thin film solar cell includes a substrate and an undercoating formed over at least a portion of the substrate. The undercoating includes first layer having tin oxide or titania and a second layer having a mixture of oxides of at least two of Sn, P, Si, Ti, Al and Zr. A conductive coating is formed over at least a portion of the first coating, wherein the conductive coating includes oxides of one or more of Zn, Fe, Mn, Al, Ce, Sn, Sb, Hf, Zr, Ni, Zn, Bi, Ti, Co, Cr, Si or In or an alloy of two or more of these materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventor: Songwei Lu
  • Patent number: 7964294
    Abstract: An easy to clean and stain resistant coating for a cooking product includes an oxycarbofluoride coating. The oxycarbofluoride coating has a composition comprising at least one metal oxide, carbon and fluorine and can be applied to a substrate using a sol-gel process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Venkat Subramaniam Venkataramani, Salil Mohan Joshi, Nagaveni Karkada, Sundeep Kumar
  • Publication number: 20110143116
    Abstract: A transparent heat shielding material, a fabrication method thereof and a transparent heat shielding structure are provided. The transparent heat shielding material is represented by MxWO3-yAy, wherein M is at least one element of alkali metal, W is tungsten, O is oxygen, A is halogen, 0<x?1, and 0<y?0.5. The transparent heat shielding material MxWO3-yAy is formed from tungsten oxide with at least one alkali metal cation and halogen anion co-doping into. The transparent heat shielding structure includes one or more layers of a transparent heat shielding film, wherein the transparent heat shielding film includes the material MxWO3-yAy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Pao-Tang Chung, Sung-Jeng Jong, Jer-Young Chern, Yih-Her Chang, Huai-Kuang Fu
  • Publication number: 20110114925
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to buffer bilayers, and their use in electronic devices. The bilayer has a first layer including at least one electrically conductive polymer doped with at least one highly-fluorinated acid polymer, and a second layer including inorganic nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Che-Hsiung Hsu, Weiying Gao
  • Patent number: 7935427
    Abstract: A magnesium alloy part includes a part body composed of a magnesium alloy containing aluminum; a paint film at least partially covering the part body; and a magnesium fluoride layer provided immediately under the paint film. The magnesium alloy has an aluminum content of about 6.5 weight % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Matsumoto, Yasushi Kishi, Junichi Inami
  • Patent number: 7892659
    Abstract: Coating precursor materials, turbomachinery components, and methods of manufacturing the components are provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a coating precursor material includes a solid film lubricant component and a bonding component comprising at least one eutectic mixture, said at least one eutectic mixture selected from a group consisting of barium fluoride/nickel fluoride, barium fluoride/cobalt fluoride, and barium fluoride/barium fluoride-boron oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Oboodi, James Piascik, Bjoern Schenk
  • Patent number: 7892628
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a color filter, an over-coating layer formed on the color filter, and a medium layer formed on the over-coating layer, wherein the medium layer is configured with at least two medium layers of which refractive indices are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Crosstek Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Won-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: RE44799
    Abstract: An electronic device housing is provided. The electronic device housing comprises a substrate, a base paint coating formed on the substrate, and a metallic coating formed on the base paint coating. The metallic coating comprises a plurality of first layers interleaved with a plurality of second layers, and a third layer provided outermost. The first layer and the second layer are respectively a zirconium dioxide layer and an aluminum oxide layer, or are respectively composite component layer of niobium pentoxide and zirconium dioxide, and silicon dioxide layer. The third layer is a magnesium fluoride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Chwan-Hwa Chiang, Qi-Jian Du