O-containing Patents (Class 428/702)
  • Patent number: 10287212
    Abstract: There is provided a plasma-resistant member, including: a base material; and a layer structural component formed by aerosol deposition at a surface of the base material, the layer structural component being plasma-resistant and including an yttria polycrystalline body, the yttria polycrystalline body included in the layer structural component having a crystal structure in which cubic and monoclinic coexist, a proportion of monoclinic to cubic inside the yttria polycrystalline body included in the layer structural component being not less than 0% and not more than 60%, a crystallite size of the yttria polycrystalline body included in the layer structural component being not less than 8 nm and not more than 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Iwasawa
  • Patent number: 10196728
    Abstract: To manufacture a coating for an article for a semiconductor processing chamber, the article including a body of at least one of Al, Al2O3, or SiC is provided and a ceramic coating is coated on the body, wherein the ceramic coating includes a compound of Y2O3, Al2O3, and ZrO2. The ceramic coating is applied to the body by a method including providing a plasma spraying system having a plasma current in the range of between about 100 A to about 1000 A, positioning a torch standoff of the plasma spraying system a distance from the body between about 60 mm and about 250 mm, flowing a first gas through the plasma spraying system at a rate of between about 30 L/min and about 400 L/min, and plasma spray coating the body to form a ceramic coating, wherein splats of the coating are amorphous and have a pancake shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Yikai Chen, Biraja Prasad Kanungo
  • Patent number: 10196729
    Abstract: To provide a slurry for thermal spraying. In the slurry, even when spray particles precipitate, the precipitates easily disappear. The present invention provides a slurry for thermal spraying including spray particles and a dispersion medium. The spray particles have an average circularity in a plan view of 0.85 or less. The spray particles preferably have an average circularity of 0.6 or more. The spray particles may include yttrium fluoride and an yttrium oxyfluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ibe, Kazuto Sato, Kazuyuki Tsuzuki, Takaya Masuda
  • Patent number: 10125277
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sliding member that has a coating layer serving as a sliding surface thereof so that even when foreign matter enters between the coating layer and a partner member, smoothness between them is maintained to prevent the occurrence of seizing. When the coating layer has an elastic recovery ratio of less than 60%, foreign matter that has entered between the coating layer and the sliding surface of a partner member is efficiently embedded in the coating layer. When the coating layer is formed of a resin composition, the resin composition contains a binder resin, a solid lubricant, and metal particles having a Young's modulus of 10 GPa or more but 100 GPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Erina Yasuda, Hiroki Kobayakawa, Kenji Nimura
  • Patent number: 10106913
    Abstract: In various embodiments, non-zero thermal gradients are formed within a growth chamber both substantially parallel and substantially perpendicular to the growth direction during formation of semiconductor crystals, where the ratio of the two thermal gradients (parallel to perpendicular) is less than 10, by, e.g., arrangement of thermal shields outside of the growth chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CRYSTAL IS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert T. Bondokov, Shailaja P. Rao, Shawn Robert Gibb, Leo J. Schowalter
  • Patent number: 10074589
    Abstract: A multi-layer structure includes a substrate with a surface and with particles partially covering and partially embedded in the surface. The particles have high thermal conductivity and low electrical conductivity. A dielectric layer on the surface partially covers the partially embedded particles. A metal layer on the dielectric layer covering the partially covered particles forms a thermal interface material (TIM) for electronic packaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Raja Kountanya, Michael Paul Humbert, Joseph V. Mantese, Matthew E. Lynch, Daniel V. Viens
  • Patent number: 10040094
    Abstract: In one example, article comprising a substrate defining an outer surface; a plurality of joint conduits formed in the outer surface of the substrate, wherein each conduit of the plurality of joint conduits exhibits an undercut configuration; and a coating formed on the outer surface of the substrate, wherein the coating substantially fills the plurality of joint conduits formed in the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Lazur, Kang N. Lee, Adam Lee Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 10035711
    Abstract: A dielectric film containing an alkaline earth metal oxide having a NaCl type crystal structure as a main component, wherein the dielectric film has a (111)-oriented columnar structure in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the dielectric film, and in a Cu—K? X-ray diffraction chart of the dielectric film, a half width of the diffraction peak of (111) is in a range of from 0.3° to 2.0°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Uchiyama, Raitarou Masaoka, Shohei Fujii, Maiko Shirokawa
  • Patent number: 9988702
    Abstract: The present invention provides a component for a plasma processing apparatus, the component comprising: a base material; an underlayer covering a surface of the base material; and an yttrium oxide film covering a surface of the underlayer, wherein the underlayer comprises a metal oxide film having a thermal conductivity of 35 W/m·K or less, the yttrium oxide film contains at least either particulate portions made of yttrium oxide or non-particulate portions made of yttrium oxide, the particulate portions being portions where a grain boundary demarcating an outer portion of the grain boundary is observed under a microscope, and the non-particulate portions being portions where the grain boundary is not observed under a microscope, the yttrium oxide film has a film thickness of 10 ?m or more and a film density of 96% or more, and when a surface of the yttrium oxide film is observed under a microscope, an area coverage ratio of the particulate portions is 0 to 20% in an observation range of 20 ?m×20 ?m and an ar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Sato, Takashi Hino, Masashi Nakatani
  • Patent number: 9976037
    Abstract: Treatment compositions and methods of treating the surface of a substrate by using the treatment composition, and a semiconductor or MEMS substrate having the treatment composition thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: VERSUM MATERIALS US, LLC
    Inventors: Seiji Inaoka, William Jack Casteel, Jr., Raymond Nicholas Vrtis, Kathleen Esther Theodorou, Tianniu Chen, Mark Richard Brown
  • Patent number: 9893315
    Abstract: A display device includes a display device including a substrate, and a display unit disposed on the substrate. An encapsulating unit encapsulates the display unit. The encapsulating unit includes a barrier organic layer. The barrier organic layer includes a plurality of organic materials and a plurality of inorganic materials. The inorganic materials are arranged in free volumes between the organic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD., INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Seungyong Song, Hyojeong Kwon, Seunghun Kim, Myungmo Sung, Kwanhyuck Yoon
  • Patent number: 9822438
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a coated cutting tool in which a coating with at least one oxide layer is applied to a base layer by means of a PVD method. The method includes voltage-pulsed sputtering of at least one cathode metal selected from the group of aluminum, scandium, yttrium, silicon, zinc, titanium, zirconium, hafnium, chromium, niobium, and tantalum, as well as mixtures and alloys thereof in the presence of a reactive gas; and the depositing of at least one oxide layer formed by converting the reactive gas with the sputtered cathode metal onto the base body. The cathode metal includes at least aluminum. Dinitrogen oxide is used as the reactive gas. The at least one oxide layer is in the form of an oxide, mixed oxide, or oxide mixture of the at least one cathode metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventor: Joern Kohlscheen
  • Patent number: 9773962
    Abstract: A BÏ2212 article may be formed by mixing metallic precursor powders including bismuth, strontium, calcium and copper in an oxygen-free atmosphere, mechanically alloying the metallic precursor powders in an oxygen-free atmosphere, and heating the metallic precursor alloy according to a temperature profile. The profile may include a ramp-up stage during which the alloy is heated to a peak temperature in an oxygen-free atmosphere, a dwell stage during which the alloy is held at the peak temperature for a dwell time, and a ramp-down stage during which the alloy is cooled from the peak temperature. During at least a portion of the dwell stage, the oxygen-free atmosphere is switched to an oxygen-inclusive atmosphere, wherein the alloy is oxidized to form a superconducting oxide, which may be sintered during or after oxidation. The alloy may be formed into a shape, such as a wire, prior to oxidizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Justin Schwartz, Carl C. Koch, Yun Zhang, Xiaotao Liu
  • Patent number: 9724762
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool with a hard coating layer exhibits excellent chipping resistance and wear resistance in a high-speed cutting process. The surface-coated cutting tool comprises a lower layer consisting of a titanium compound layer and an upper layer consisting of an aluminum oxide layer deposited on a surface of a tool substrate constituted of a tungsten carbide-based cemented carbide as a hard coating layer. In the upper layer, a (006) plane texture coefficient TC(006) is 1.8 or more, a ratio I(104)/I(110) of a peak intensity I(104) of an (104) plane to a peak intensity I(110) of an (110) plane is in a range of 0.5 to 2.0, and furthermore, an absolute value of a residual stress in the aluminum oxide layer is 100 MPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Sobana, Shin Nishida, Takahiro Okuyama, Yoko Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9708187
    Abstract: A thermal spray material comprising granules containing a rare earth oxyfluoride has a particle diameter of 1 to 150 ?m at a cumulative volume of 50 vol % before ultrasonic dispersion and 10 ?m or smaller after ultrasonic dispersion at 300 W for 15 minutes as determined by laser diffraction/scattering particle size distribution analysis. The particle diameter after ultrasonic dispersion is one-third or less of that before ultrasonic dispersion. The thermal spray material has an average aspect ratio of 2.0 or lower and a compressibility of 30% or less. When the granules further contain a rare earth fluoride, upon being analyzed by X-ray diffractometry using Cu-K? or Cu-K?1 radiation, S1/S2 is preferably ?0.10. S1=intensity of the maximum peak assigned to the rare earth oxyfluoride. S2=intensity of the maximum peak assigned to the rare earth fluoride, both observed in a 2? angle range of 20° to 40°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON YTTRIUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukagawa, Satoshi Ariyoshi
  • Patent number: 9665022
    Abstract: A method of producing an electrophotographic toner is disclosed in an embodiment. A colorant dispersion liquid that contains colorant particles having an average particle diameter of 6 ?m or greater is formed. A resin dispersion liquid that contains resin particles is formed. A wax dispersion liquid that contains wax particles is formed. In a first aggregation, the resin dispersion liquid and the wax dispersion liquid are added to the colorant dispersion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Araki, Maiko Yoshida, Taishi Takano, Takashi Urabe
  • Patent number: 9643156
    Abstract: An oxygen-absorbing film (1) is composed of an oxygen-absorbing layer (2) and thermoplastic resin layers (3) provided on both surface of the oxygen-absorbing layer (2), wherein the oxygen-absorbing layer (2) comprises both a thermoplastic resin and an oxygen-deficient cerium oxide, and the content of the oxygen-deficient cerium oxide exceeds 50 wt % and is less than 85 wt %. The oxygen-absorbing layer is formed preferably from a resin composition which contains an oxygen-deficient cerium oxide in an amount exceeding 50 wt % and which exhibits a melt flow rate of 1.0 to 18.0 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KYODO PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Natsuki Sakamoto, Tatsuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9580833
    Abstract: In various embodiments, non-zero thermal gradients are formed within a growth chamber both substantially parallel and substantially perpendicular to the growth direction during formation of semiconductor crystals, where the ratio of the two thermal gradients (parallel to perpendicular) is less than 10, by, e.g., arrangement of thermal shields outside of the growth chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CRYSTAL IS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert T. Bondokov, Shailaja P. Rao, Shawn R. Gibb, Leo J. Schowalter
  • Patent number: 9583424
    Abstract: An embodiment integrated circuit structure includes a substrate, a metal pad over the substrate, a post-passivation interconnect (PPI) structure over the substrate and electronically connected to the metal pad, a first polymer layer over the PPI structure, an under bump metallurgy (UBM) extending into an opening in the first polymer layer and electronically connected to the PPI structure, and a barrier layer on a top surface of the first polymer layer adjacent to the UBM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing-Cheng Lin, Jui-Pin Hung, Hsien-Wen Liu, Min-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 9556339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an anticorrosion coating, wherein (1) an anticorrosion primer comprising (A) at least one organic resin as binder and (B) at least one synthetic layered double hydroxide comprising organic anions is applied directly to a metallic substrate and (2) a polymer film is formed from the anticorrosion primer applied in stage (1), the method being characterized in that the at least one synthetic layered double hydroxide (B) comprises at least one organic anion of the following formula (I): where R1?COO?, SO3?, R2/R3?NH2, OH, H. The present invention relates, furthermore, to coated metallic substrates coated by the method of the invention. The present invention relates not least to the use of the anticorrosion primer for use in the method of the invention for improving the corrosion resistance of metallic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: BASF Coatings GmbH, UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL—Clermont II
    Inventors: Horst Hintze-Brüning, Jan-Bernd Kues, Sebastian Sinnwell, Kristof Wapner, Fabrice Leroux, Thomas Stimpfling
  • Patent number: 9476123
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention describe a method for continuous manufacture of a gel material comprising the steps of: forming a gel sheet by dispensing a gel precursor mixture onto a moving element at a rate effective to allow gelation to occur to the gel precursor mixture on the moving element; and cooling the formed gel thereby reducing the rate of solvent evaporation therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
    Inventors: George L. Gould, Kevin A. Schmidt, Christopher L. Marlette, Shahrooz Zaghi
  • Patent number: 9428837
    Abstract: The thermal barrier coating system comprises a matrix of a first chemistry with multiple embedded second phases of a second chemistry. The matrix comprises a stabilized zirconia. The second regions comprise at least 40 mole percent of oxides having the formula Ln2O3, where Ln is selected from the lanthanides La through Lu, Y, Sc, In, Ca, and Mg with the balance zirconia (ZrO2), hafnia (HfO2), titania (TiO2), or mixtures thereof. The second phases have a characteristic thickness (T6) of less than 2.0 micrometers (?m). The spacing between second phases has a characteristic thickness (T5) of less than 8.0 micrometers (?m).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Litton, Brian S. Tryon
  • Patent number: 9269472
    Abstract: Fluorine-doped tin oxide particles having a structure characterized by peaks at at least 123±5 cm?1, 139±5 cm?1, and 170±5 cm?1 in Raman spectroscopy. The particles preferably have additional Raman spectral peaks at 78±5 cm?1, 97±5 cm?1, 109±5 cm?1, 186±5 cm?1, and 207±5 cm?1. The particles preferably have a specific surface area of 10 to 300 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mogi, Kazuhiko Kato, Kenji Suzuoka, Yasunori Tabira, Isamu Yashima
  • Patent number: 9234257
    Abstract: A method for producing high-purity lanthanum having a purity of 4N or more excluding rare earth elements other than lanthanum and gas components, wherein lanthanum having a purity of 4N or more is produced by reducing, with distilled calcium, a lanthanum fluoride starting material that has a purity of 4N or more excluding rare earth elements other than lanthanum and gas components, and the obtained lanthanum is subjected to electron beam melting to remove volatile substances. The method for producing high-purity lanthanum, in which Al, Fe, and Cu are respectively contained in the amount of 10 wtppm or less. The method for producing high-purity lanthanum, in which total content of gas components is 1000 wtppm or less. The present invention aims to provide a technique capable of efficiently and stably providing high-purity lanthanum, a sputtering target composed of high-purity lanthanum, and a thin film for metal gate that contains high-purity lanthanum as a main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahata, Takeshi Gohara
  • Patent number: 9206510
    Abstract: Cutting tool insert has a substrate and a coating with a total thickness of 5 to 40 ?m, the coating being one or more refractory layers of which at least one layer is an ?-Al2O3 layer having thickness of 1 to 20 ?m. The length of ?3-type grain boundaries in the at least one ?-Al2O3 layer is more than 80% of the total length of the sum of grain boundaries of ?3, ?7, ?11, ?17, ?19, ?21, ?23 and ?29-type grain boundaries (grain boundary character distribution measured by EBSD). The at least one ?-Al2O3 layer is deposited by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) using reaction gases comprising H2, CO2, AlCl3 and X and optional additions of N2 and Ar, with X being gaseous H2S, SO2, HF, SF6 or combinations thereof. The volume ratio of CO2 and X in the CVD reaction chamber lies within the range 2<CO2/X<10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Walter AG
    Inventors: Dirk Stiens, Sakari Ruppi
  • Patent number: 9181621
    Abstract: In one aspect, cutting tools are described having coatings adhered thereto which, in some embodiments, can demonstrate desirable wear resistance and increased cutting lifetimes. A coated cutting tool, in some embodiments, comprises a substrate and a coating adhered to the substrate, the coating comprising a polycrystalline layer of TiZrAl2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Liu, Peter Rudolf Leicht, Rodrigo Alejandro Cooper, Mark S. Greenfield, Yixiong Liu
  • Patent number: 9177847
    Abstract: A member 20 for semiconductor manufacturing equipment includes a base portion 22 and a ceramic member 30 formed on the base portion 22. The ceramic member 30 of the present invention includes a ceramic base 32 containing at least one of magnesium oxide, a magnesium oxide solid solution in which a predetermined component is dissolved in magnesium oxide, and zirconium oxide; and an electrode 34 which is arranged on part of the ceramic base 32 and which contains a ruthenium-aluminum alloy as an electrode component. The ceramic member 30 is a plate-like member and has a structure in which the electrode 34 is embedded therein. The electrode 34 is connected to a feeding member 26 inserted from the underside of the ceramic member 30. Electric power is supplied from the feeding member 26.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Noboru Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9175396
    Abstract: An aluminum-containing substrate is described that comprises at least one superficially applied microporous layer of an aluminum phosphate zeolite (ALPO) as well as other layers. Said aluminum-containing substrate is characterized in that the microporous layer of the aluminum phosphate zeolite represents a primer coating on which a microporous or mesoporous secondary material is located which differs from the material of the primer coating. Said aluminum-containing substrate is produced in a particularly advantageous manner according to a method in which 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SorTech AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Bauer, Ralph Herrmann, Wilhelm Schwieger, Abhijeet Avhale
  • Patent number: 9044811
    Abstract: A surface coated cutting tool with a high level of both wear resistance and defect resistance in balance is provided. The surface coated cutting tool of the present invention includes a base material, and a coat film formed on the base material. The coat film includes at least one titanium carbonitride layer. The titanium carbonitride layer has a maximum value for an orientational index TC (220) among texture coefficients TC (hkl). When an indentation hardness of a standard block for hardness is Hs and an indentation hardness of the titanium carbonitride layer is Ht, the average value of the relative hardness Ht/Hs for a plurality of times of measurement is greater than or equal to 3. The difference between the maximum value Htmax/Hs and minimum value Htmin/Hs of the relative hardness of the titanium carbonitride layer to the relative hardness Ht/Hs is less than or equal to 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Anongsack Paseuth, Minoru Itoh, Yoshio Okada, Hideaki Kanaoka, Chie Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150147579
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one first divalent unit represented by formula: and at least one of a second divalent unit comprising a pendant Z group or a monovalent unit comprising a thioether linkage and a terminal Z group, wherein each Z group is independently selected from the group consisting of —P(O)(OY)2 and —O—P(O)(OY)2. R? and R?? are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms. Y is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, trialkylsilyl, and a counter cation. Methods of treating a surface using these compositions and articles with a surface in contact with these compositions are provided. Methods of making these compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Chetan P. Jariwala, Gregory D. Clark, Jason T. Petrin, Rudolf J. Dams, Steven J. Martin, Mark J. Pellerite
  • Publication number: 20150147565
    Abstract: A metal oxide-polymer laminate includes a polymer layer, and a metal oxide layer laminated on a surface of the polymer layer and formed by an aerosol deposition method. At least a portion of the metal oxide layer is embedded in the polymer layer in a thickness direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel POPOVICI, Keita MINE, Masayuki MINAKATA, Toshitaka NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20150147566
    Abstract: A coating of an outer plate contains a perylene-based pigment, and satisfies (ROH(P)/ROH(OA))?74, where ROH(P) is the highlight reflectance of the coating of the outer plate at a peak wavelength at which reflectance reaches the maximum value in a spectral reflectance curve, and ROH(OA) is the average highlight reflectance of the coating of the outer plate in a complementary wavelength range. A coating of an inner plate part contains a perylene-based pigment and an iron oxide-based pigment, the content of the perylene-based pigment in the coating of the inner plate part is in units of PWC, and the mass ratio of the content of the iron oxide-based pigment to the content of the perylene-based pigment in the coating of the inner plate part is 3-20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sakura Nakano, Masaaki Akamine, Kenta Okada, Hiroshi Kubota
  • Patent number: 9039872
    Abstract: A method for producing a transparent and conductive metal oxide layer on a substrate, includes atomizing at least one component of the metal oxide layer by highly ionized, high power pulsed magnetron sputtering to condense on the substrate. The pulses of the magnetron have a peak power density of more than 1.5 kW/cm2, the pulses of the magnetron have a duration of ?200 ?s, and the average increase in current density during ignition of the plasma within an interval, which is ?0.025 ms, is at least 106 A/(ms cm2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Felix Horstmann, Volker Sittinger, Bernd Szyszka
  • Publication number: 20150140302
    Abstract: A high-resistance laminate includes a transparent substrate and a high-resistance layer formed upon the transparent substrate. The high-resistance layer contains an oxide that includes tin and titanium as main components. The atomic ratio of the tin to the titanium (Sn/Ti) is 80/20 to 95/5, and the surface resistivity value of the high-resistance layer is 1 to 100 megaohms per square. A barrier layer can be interposed between the transparent substrate and the high-resistance layer. This high-resistance laminate may form all or part of a high-resistance layer within a front panel for a tactile sensor. Such a tactile sensor may include the high resistance layer and an insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Senseg Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke FUJII, Kouji SATOU
  • 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: 9034490
    Abstract: A multilayer material including a solid substrate and at least two superimposed solid layers containing particles of an electrochemically active material, the first solid layer adhering to the solid substrate and the second solid layer adhering to the first solid layer. The multilayer material has a constant thickness of upper layer not less than 95% and a depth of penetration of the second layer into the first layer which is less than 10% of the thickness of the first layer, and enables as electrode constituent, generators having a low risk of overload degradation to be prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hydro-Quebec
    Inventors: Karim Zaghib, Michel Petitclerc, Patrick Charest, Abdelbast Guerfi, Martin Dontigny
  • 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: 9028953
    Abstract: CVD coated cutting tools are provided. A coated cutting tool described herein, in some embodiments, comprises a PcBN substrate and a polished coating adhered to the substrate including one or more layers of Al2O3 deposited by chemical vapor deposition, wherein the coating has a surface roughness (Ra) less than about 600 nm in an area of the cutting tool for contacting a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Barry Battaglia, Crystal Jane Nestor, Peter Rudolf Leicht, Kent Lewis Reiner, Charles Graham McNerny
  • Patent number: 9029798
    Abstract: An element having an immersible portion for contact with an aqueous liquid, the immersible portion having a contact surface for contact with the aqueous liquid, the contact surface configured to have strong acidity, a radiation (e.g., ultraviolet radiation) source assembly, a radiation (e.g., ultraviolet radiation) source module and a fluid (e.g., water) treatment system incorporating this element applicable to any surface in contact with fluid that is susceptible to build-up of fouling materials. The embodiments obviate or mitigates the rate of accumulation of fouling on surfaces in contact with aqueous solution, such as the protective (e.g., quartz) sleeves in an ultraviolet radiation fluid treatment system, by modifying at least a portion of the surface of those sleeves in contact with fluid (e.g., water) to have an inherent strong surface acidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Trojan Technologies
    Inventor: William Kevin O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 9023764
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an oxide superconductor includes an oriented superconductor layer and an oxide layer. The oriented superconductor layer contains fluorine at 2.0×1016-5.0×1019 atoms/cc and carbon at 1.0×1018-5.0×1020 atoms/cc. The superconductor layer contains in 90% or more a portion oriented along c-axis with an in-plane orientation degree (??) of 10 degrees or less, and contains a LnBa2Cu3O7-x superconductor material (Ln being yttrium or a lanthanoid except cerium, praseodymium, promethium, and lutetium). The oxide layer is provided in contact with a lower surface of the superconductor layer and oriented with an in-plane orientation degree (??) of 10 degrees or less with respect to one crystal axis of the superconductor layer. Area of a portion of the lower surface of the superconductor layer in contact with the oxide layer is 0.3 or less of area of a region directly below the superconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takeshi Araki, Mariko Hayashi, Ko Yamada, Hiroyuki Fuke
  • Patent number: 9023466
    Abstract: A cutting tool insert for machining by chip removal comprising a body of a hard alloy of cemented carbide, cermet, ceramics or cubic boron nitride based material onto which a hard and wear resistant coating is deposited by CVD, and the methods of making and using the same. The coating includes at least one ?-Al2O3 layer with a thickness between 0.5 ?m and 40 ?m having a {01-15} and/or {10-15} texture exhibiting excellent wear and metal cutting performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Seco Tools AB
    Inventors: Tommy Larsson, Mats Johansson
  • 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: 9023486
    Abstract: Coating systems and processes by which the coating systems can be deposited to be resistant to contaminants, and particularly resistant to infiltration and damage caused by CMAS. The coating systems include inner and outer ceramic layers, each having a microstructure characterized by splats and horizontal porosity. The inner ceramic layer consists essentially of zirconia stabilized by about 6 to about 9 weight percent yttria. The outer ceramic layer overlies and contacts the inner ceramic layer to define the outermost surface of the coating system. The outer ceramic layer consists essentially of zirconia stabilized by about 25 to about 75 weight percent yttria, has a thickness that is less than the thickness of the inner ceramic layer, and has a porosity level that is lower than that of the inner ceramic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bangalore Aswatha Nagaraj, Thomas John Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20150115172
    Abstract: An appliance for disinfecting hand-held devices each having a surface that is contacted manually when the device is in use, composed of: a source of disinfecting radiation; and a conveyer system operative to convey the devices past the source with the top and/or bottom surfaces of each device facing the source, wherein the conveyor system is composed of a plurality of hollow, transparent rollers; and the source of disinfecting radiation includes a plurality of lamps, each housed in a respective one of the trans parent rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Guillermo J. Cohen Freue, Gary Joel Mishkin, William Warren Lynn
  • Patent number: 9017809
    Abstract: In one aspect, cutting tools are described having coatings adhered thereto. A coated cutting tool, in some embodiments, comprises a substrate and a coating adhered to the substrate, the coating comprising at least one composite layer deposited by chemical vapor deposition comprising an aluminum oxynitride phase and a metal oxide phase, the metal oxide phase including at least one oxide of a metallic element selected from Group IVB of the Periodic Table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Volkmar Sottke, Doris Lenk, Hartmut Westphal, Hendrikus Van Den Berg, Peter Leicht, Mark Greenfield, Yixiong Liu
  • 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: 9017815
    Abstract: Multilayer coating systems, methods of applying and related substrates are disclosed. The coating system may comprise a first coating comprising a near-IR absorber, and a second coating deposited on a least a portion of the first coating. Methods of applying a multilayer coating composition to a substrate may comprise applying a first coating comprising a near-IR absorber, applying a second coating over at least a portion of the first coating and curing the coating with near infrared radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Bowman, Shelley D. Verdun, Gordon L. Post
  • Publication number: 20150111045
    Abstract: A graphene oxide-ceramic hybrid coating layer formed from a graphene oxide-ceramic hybrid sol solution that includes graphene oxide (GO) and a ceramic sol and a method of preparing the coating layer are provided. A content of graphene oxide in the graphene oxide-ceramic hybrid coating layer is about 0.002 to about 3.0 wt % based on the total weight of the graphene oxide-ceramic hybrid coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicants: Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Kwang Il Chang, Chul Kyu Song, Dha Hae Kim, Seung Hun Hur
  • Publication number: 20150111029
    Abstract: Construction element for walls and wall lining comprising at least one layer of lining material (11) and one layer of lightened natural lime (12) attached to the lining material (11) by drying to form a single body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Egidio DE LUCA, Enza DINOIA