Silicon Compound Containing Patents (Class 501/154)
  • Patent number: 8314049
    Abstract: A porous ceramic body including a major phase of beta-spodumene and a minor phase of mullite, the aggregate composition of a batch in weight percents of LiAlSi2O6, SiO2, and Al6Si2O13 are as defined herein. Also disclosed is a method for making a porous ceramic article is and includes: mixing inorganic batch ingredients including sources of silica, alumina, and lithia, with a liquid and an organic binder to form a plasticized batch mixture; forming a green body; and heating to the porous ceramic article, comprised of a major phase of beta-spodumene and a minor phase of mullite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Cameron Wayne Tanner
  • Publication number: 20120283087
    Abstract: A synthetic quartz composition having improved tensile strength, compression strength and bending strength comprising up to 90% quartz stone, from 5 to 90% quartz powder, from 0.1 to 20% resin, from 1 to 25% fiber, from 0.1 to 5% coupling agent, from 0.1 to 5% curing agent, up to 70% glass chip, up to 70% mirror chip, up to 5% pigment, up to 5% shell chip, and up to 5% metal flake, by weight, may be produced in panels and molded shapes such as containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Wesley Moore, Phil Chang
  • Patent number: 8304484
    Abstract: Disclosed is a glass composition having a stable quality, which can be easily obtained. This glass composition can be used as a glass filler to be blended into a polycarbonate resin, and enables to reduce the load imposed on a glass manufacturing apparatus. Specifically, this glass composition contains, in mass %, 50?SiO2?60, 8?Al2O3?15, 0?MgO?10, 5?CaO<21, 0<SrO+BaO?25, 10<MgO+SrO+BaO?30, 0?Li2O+Na2O+K2O<2, 2<TiO2?10 and 0?ZrO2<2 and does not substantially contain B2O3, F, and ZnO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kosuke Fujiwara, Akihiro Koyama
  • Publication number: 20120276324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to specific additives comprising cellulose ether for improving the extrudability of ceramic masses and other masses which set as a result of baking or sintering, a corresponding extrusion process, the extrudates and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Roland Bayer
  • Publication number: 20120276371
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate and a Si—B—C—N ceramic coating deposited on the substrate by magnetron sputtering process. The Si—B—C—N ceramic coating is an amorphous coating, the weight of elemental Si in the coating is between about 30 wt % and about 60 wt % of the total weight of Si, B, C and N, the weight of elemental B in the coating is between about 10 wt % and about 20 wt % of the total weight of Si, B, C and N, the weight of elemental C in the coating is between about 10 wt % and about 20 wt % of the total weight of Si, B, C and N, the weight of elemental N in the coating is between about 20 wt % and about 30 wt % of the total weight of Si, B, C and N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
  • Patent number: 8283271
    Abstract: A sintered ceramic particle made from a ceramic material having a true density greater than 3.5 g/cc and a composition having no more than 30 weight percent silicon oxide and at least 15 weight percent iron oxide, based on the combined weight of the oxides of aluminum, iron and silicon, is disclosed. A process that utilizes an externally applied compressive force to make a ceramic particle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie San-Miguel, Kevin R. Dickson, Tihana Fuss, Walter T. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20120245016
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite materials with a high dielectric constant and high dielectric strength and to methods of producing the composite materials. The composite materials have high dielectric constants at a range of high frequencies and possess robust mechanical properties and strengths, such that they may be machined to a variety of configurations. The composite materials also have high dielectric strengths for operation in high power and high energy density systems. In one embodiment, the composite material is composed of a trimodal distribution of ceramic particles, including barium titanate, barium strontium titanate (BST), or combinations thereof and a polymer binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Randy D. Curry, Kevin O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20120233929
    Abstract: Presently described are methods of inhibiting water vapor adsorption of a powder and methods of storing a powder at increased humidity level. The methods comprise providing adding discrete hydrophobic nanoparticles to a plurality of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, JR., Roxanne A. Boehmer
  • Publication number: 20120238439
    Abstract: Castable silicon-based compositions have enhanced toughness and related properties compared to silicon. The con-based compositions comprise silicon at a concentration greater than 50% by weight and one or more additional elements in structure comprising a cubic silicon phase and an additional phase which may impart toughness through mechanisms related to plastic flow or crack interaction with interfacial boundaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Christopher A. Schuh, David S. Fischer
  • Patent number: 8263512
    Abstract: A porous ceramic (honeycomb) structure skin coating and a method of producing a porous ceramic structure skin coating which provides a hardshell, strong, acid- and alkali-resistant, chip-resistant ceramic honeycomb structure coating which resists pollution control catalyst from being absorbed into the skin coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Fernando, Kenneth B. Miller
  • Publication number: 20120225769
    Abstract: A sintered calcium sulfate ceramic material includes a plurality of major phases of calcium sulfate solid solutions, and a plurality of reaction phases located at boundaries of the major phases. Each of the reaction phases may be selected from the group consisting of calcium silicate and calcium phosphate. A sinterable calcium sulfate ceramic material consisting of calcium sulfate and a sintering additive is also provided. The sintering additive comprises silica (SiO2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Wei-Hsing TUAN, Shu-Ting KUO, Hao-Wei WU
  • Publication number: 20120208690
    Abstract: An article including a monolithic crucible body comprising silicon oxynitride (SixNyO, wherein x>0 and y>0), wherein the silicon oxynitride extends throughout the entire volume of the monolithic crucible body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund A. Cortellini, Christopher J. Reilly, Vimal K. Pujari
  • Patent number: 8241715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container packing structure, characterized in that it comprises a crystalline phase containing 55 to 97% by weight of xonotlite crystallites and 3 to 45% by weight of tobermorite crystallites. It also relates to a method for fabricating such a packing structure, and the container containing same, and its use for storing fluids such as gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Gilles Cannet, Pascal Del Gallo, Thierry Chartier, Emmanuel Baune, Jérome Cantonnet, Jean-François Imbault
  • Publication number: 20120181633
    Abstract: A semiconductor device 1 includes: a base 2 mainly formed of a semiconductor material; a gate electrode 5; and a gate insulating film 3 provided between the base 2 and the gate electrode 5. The gate insulating film 3 is formed of an insulative inorganic material containing silicon, oxygen and element X other than silicon and oxygen as a main material. The gate insulating film 3 is provided in contact with the base 2, and contains hydrogen atoms. The gate insulating film 3 has a region where A and B satisfy the relation: B/A is 10 or less in the case where the total concentration of the element X in the region is defined as A and the total concentration of hydrogen in the region is defined as B. Further, the region is at least apart of the gate insulating film 3 in the thickness direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Masayasu Miyata
  • Patent number: 8222171
    Abstract: A method for the production of a ceramic substrate for a semiconductor component, includes the steps of producing paper containing at least cellulose fibers, as well as a filler to be carbonized and/or SiC, pyrolizing the produced paper, and siliconizing the pyrolyzed paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Ebert, Martin Henrich, Andreas Lauer, Gotthard Nauditt, Thorsten Scheibel, Roland Weiss
  • Patent number: 8217369
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminescent glass element comprising a luminescent glass substrate, which a metal layer is positioned on a surface thereof. The metal layer is provided with a metal microstructure. The luminescent glass substrate has composite oxides represented as the following formula: aM2O.bY2O3.cSiO2.dPr2O3, wherein M represents alkali metal element, a, b, c and d are, by mol part, 25-60, 1-30, 20-70 and 0.001-10 respectively. The present invention also provides a producing method of the luminescent glass element and a luminescing method thereof. The metal layer is positioned on the luminescent glass substrate, thereby improving luminescence efficiency of the luminescent glass substrate. The luminescent glass element can be used in luminescent devices with ultrahigh brightness or high-speed operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ocean's King Lighting Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Wenbo Ma, Yugang Liu
  • Patent number: 8183299
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing ceramic nanoparticles, which comprises hydrolyzing a ceramic material in a thin film fluid formed between processing surfaces arranged to be opposite to each other so as to be able to approach to and separate from each other, at least one of which rotates relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: M. Technique Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Enomura
  • Publication number: 20120121666
    Abstract: Method of making particle compositions exhibiting improved floodability and/or flowability properties. The compositions generally contain particles and non-surface modified nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, JR., Madeline P. Shinbach
  • Patent number: 8178476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to glass-ceramic proppants which can be used to prop open subterranean formation fractions, as well as other uses. Proppant formulations are further disclosed which use one or more proppants of the present invention. Methods to prop open subterranean formation fractions are further disclosed. In addition, other uses for the proppants of the present invention are further disclosed, as well as methods of making the glass-ceramic proppants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Oxane Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuming Xie, Dilip Chatterjee, Christopher E. Coker, Christopher Y. Fang
  • Patent number: 8178457
    Abstract: Circuit modules and methods of construction thereof that contain composite meta-material dielectric bodies that have high effective values of real permittivity but which minimize reflective losses, through the use of host dielectric (organic or ceramic), materials having relative permittivities substantially less than ceramic dielectric inclusions embedded therein. The composite meta-material bodies permit reductions in physical lengths of electrically conducting elements such as antenna element(s) without adversely impacting radiation efficiency. The meta-material structure may additionally provide frequency band filtering functions that would normally be provided by other components typically found in an RF front-end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: L. Pierre de Rochemont
  • Patent number: 8173283
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate according to one aspect of the invention comprises a main surface wherein a diameter of a first imaginary circle inscribed in a circumference of the main surface is represented by C (m), a thickness of the ceramic substrate is represented by h (m), a Poisson ratio of the ceramic substrate is represented by ?, a density of the ceramic substrate is represented by ?(kg/m3), a Young's modulus of the ceramic substrate is represented by E(Pa), a deflection of the ceramic substrate is represented by X (m), the deflection being measured in a condition that the ceramic substrate is supported in a region between the first imaginary circle and a second imaginary circle which is a concentric circle of the first imaginary circle and has a diameter of C-0.01 (m), wherein X?1.5×(C4/h2)×A and A={3×9.807×?×(1??2)×(5+?)}/{28×(1+?)×E} are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Shigenobu Furukawa
  • Patent number: 8173565
    Abstract: In a sintered body of low temperature cofired ceramic constituting ceramic layers of a multilayer ceramic substrate provided with external conductor films, which is obtained by sintering a non-glass low temperature cofired ceramic material, respective crystalline phases of quartz, alumina, and fresnoite are deposited. The ceramic layers are, because of being in the form of a sintered body of non-glass low temperature cofired ceramic, less likely to fluctuate in composition, and the multilayer ceramic substrate can be thus inexpensively and easily manufactured therefrom. In addition, the ceramic layers have the above-mentioned respective crystalline phases deposited therein, and thus have a high joint strength with the external conductor films, and moreover, the sintered body itself has a high fracture touhgness value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Katsube
  • Patent number: 8143196
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing ceramic microspheres from industrial slag. The microspheres have a particle size of about 38 microns to about 150 microns. The microspheres are used to create a cement slurry having a density of at least about 11 lbs/g. The resultant cement slurry may then be used to treat subterranean wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: George Quercia, Yibran Perera, Aiskely Blanco, Fedymar Pereira
  • Publication number: 20120068110
    Abstract: The application relates to a reactive ceramic binder suitable for producing ceramic products from ceramic powder, characterized in that the reactive ceramic binder represents hydroxyl compounds which carry reactive silyl groups and can be additionally (poly)siloxane-substituted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Schubert, Thomas Ebbrecht, Matthias Naumann, Wilfried Knott
  • Publication number: 20120058882
    Abstract: Ceramic nanocomposite and methods for manufacturing thereof. One method comprising: receiving a fired green ceramic body comprising ceramic matrix; introducing to the fired green ceramic body submicron particles; and introducing at least one type of location-controlling dopant at an amount that is sufficient to cover the majority of the ceramic matrix grain boundaries, as well as the majority of the interfaces between the submicron particles and the ceramic matrix grains but less than an amount that would result in a concentration that exceeds the bulk solubility limit of the location-controlling dopant ions in the ceramic matrix, at the ceramic nanocomposite sintering temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne David Kaplan, Gali Gluzer, Moshe Katz, Gil Perlberg
  • Patent number: 8110275
    Abstract: Mixed particles including noble metal particles of a noble metal, first particles of one or more metal oxides, and second particles of a metal oxide. The first particles of one or more metal oxides are selected from Al2O3, SiO2, ZrO2 and TiO2. The second particles of a metal oxide have a larger adsorptive interaction with the noble metal of the noble metal particles as compared with the metal oxide of the first particles. The noble metal particles are carried by the second particles in a larger proportion than by the first particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Ohno, Takahiko Ido, Yoshihiro Koga, Yuji Akema
  • Publication number: 20120025432
    Abstract: A method for making a ceramic body, the method including: mixing inorganic ceramic-forming ingredients to form a batch; adding a rapidly hydratable cellulosic binder and a liquid vehicle to the batch and further mixing to form a plasticized mixture; extruding the plasticized mixture to form a green body. The green body can then be heated sufficiently to produce a predominant ceramic phase, thereby transforming the green body into the ceramic body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregg William Crume, Robert John Locker, Earl James Sanford
  • Publication number: 20120010066
    Abstract: Slip based on radically polymerizable binder, polymerization initiator and filler, which comprises (A) at least one acidic monomer of general formula I (HG-Y—)aX?Z—PG)b ??Formula I (B) photoinitiator, and (C) ceramic and/or glass ceramic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Urs Karl Fischer, Norbert Moszner, Volker Rheinberger, Wolfgang Wachter, Johannes Homa, Werner Längle
  • Publication number: 20110308899
    Abstract: Method for making a ceramic matrix material for brake friction components, in particular disc brakes, including the following operational phases: a) prepare a mixture of at least one siliconic type ceramic precursor, particles of hard materials suitable as abrasives, particles of substances suitable as lubricants and particles of metal materials; b) hot-press the mixture to obtain a green body; c) submit the green body to a process of pyrolysis in order to achieve ceramisation of the preceramic binder, thus obtaining a ceramic matrix material. The mixture includes a catalyst suitable for favoring reticulation of the ceramic precursor during the hot-pressing phase and the pyrolysis process is carried out at temperatures below 800° C., more precisely between 400° C. and 600° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: FRENI BREMBO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Simone Turani, Konstantin Vikulov, Massimiliano Valle, Marco Orlandi
  • Publication number: 20110306678
    Abstract: An angle-dependent interference pigment based on transparent or translucent inorganic flake serving as a substrate is provided. The substrate is coated by coatings (A)+(B)+(C) and optionally coating (D), so as to form a “high-low-high” refractive index layered structure. The coatings (A) and (C) consist of metal oxides, silicate, aluminates and/or a mixture thereof. The coating (B) consist of silicon oxide, hydrous silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, hydrous aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, hydrous magnesium oxide and/or a mixture thereof. The angle-dependent interference pigments have high color saturation in the transitional region and a significantly gradual color change in the color changing region. The present pigments can be used as colored coatings, including printing ink, or can be used in the preparation of plastics, glass, ceramics and the like. The pigment of the present invention is particularly used in the cosmetic industry which has a very high requirement on gradual color change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Weizhong Liu, Yulin Zhuang
  • Publication number: 20110287238
    Abstract: Methods of forming at least a portion of an earth-boring tool include providing at least one insert in a mold cavity, providing particulate matter in the mold cavity, melting a metal and the hard material to form a molten composition, and casting the molten composition. Other methods include coating at least one surface of a mold cavity with a coating material having a composition differing from a composition of the mold, melting a metal and a hard material to form a molten composition, and casting the molten composition. Articles comprising at least a portion of an earth-boring tool include at least one insert and a solidified eutectic or near-eutectic composition including a metal phase and a hard material phase. Other articles include a solidified eutectic or near-eutectic composition including a metal phase and a hard material phase and a coating material in contact with the solidified eutectic or near-eutectic composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: John H. Stevens, Jimmy W. Eason
  • Publication number: 20110287924
    Abstract: Methods of forming at least a portion of an earth-boring tool include providing particulate matter comprising a hard material in a mold cavity, melting a metal and the hard material to form a molten composition comprising a eutectic or near-eutectic composition of the metal and the hard material, casting the molten composition to form the at least a portion of an earth-boring tool within the mold cavity, and providing an inoculant within the mold cavity. Methods of forming a roller cone of an earth-boring rotary drill bit comprise forming a molten composition, casting the molten composition within a mold cavity, solidifying the molten composition to form the roller cone, and controlling grain growth using an inoculant as the molten composition solidifies. Articles comprising components of earth-boring tools are fabricated using such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: John H. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8048817
    Abstract: To provide an amorphous silica powder suitable for a sealing material for semiconductors having improved HTSL properties and HTOL properties, and a process for its production. An amorphous silica powder containing Al in an amount of from 0.03 to 20 mass % as calculated as Al2O3 measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry, wherein the average particle size is at most 50 ?m, and when the amorphous silica powder is divided according to the average particle size into two powders, a powder having a particle size smaller than the average particle size has a higher content as calculated as Al2O3 than a powder having a particle size larger than the average particle size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Nishi, Tohru Umezaki
  • Publication number: 20110262689
    Abstract: A composition for extrusion-molded bodies which comprises a) an inorganic material that sets as a result of baking or sintering, and b) a methylhydroxyethyl cellulose having a DS(methyl) of from 0.8 to 2.5, an MS(hydroxyethyl) of from 0.20 to 1.20 and a sum of the DS(methyl) and the MS(hydroxyethyl) of at least 2.00 is useful for producing extrusion-molded bodies for use as a carrier for a catalyst, a catalyst, a heat exchanger, or a filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Roland Bayer
  • Publication number: 20110251043
    Abstract: Provided is a mineral wool that includes recycled material. The mineral wool is characterized by an acid to base ratio within a specified range. Also provided is a method of manufacturing the mineral wool that includes selection of post-consumer or post-industrial recyclable materials. Application of the mineral wool to products such as an acoustical ceiling panel is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Martin W. Brown
  • Publication number: 20110207595
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new process for colouring ceramic materials by using aqueous solutions of chromophore ions. In particular, certain types of silica are added to the ceramic mixes which are to be coloured, after which aqueous or organic solutions comprising inorganic salts of Fe(II) and/or Fe (III), or organic derivatives of Fe (II) and/or Fe (III) are applied to the surface of the said additive-containing ceramic mixes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Graziano VIGNALI, Fabrizio Guizzardi, Michele Giorgi
  • Publication number: 20110207596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a packing structure, characterized in that it includes the following steps: a) a step in which the temperature of an initial mixture of quicklime and silica is raised to a temperature T1 of between 150 and 300° C. over a period of less than 10 hours; b) a step in which hydrothermal synthesis is performed using the mixture of quicklime and silica produced in step (a) at a temperature T1 of between 150 and 300° C. and at a pressure P1 of between 5×105 Pa and 25×105 Pa over a period t1 of between 10 and 70 hours; c) a step in which the mixture produced in step (b) is cooled from temperature T1 to ambient temperature over a period of between 1 and 48 hours at a cooling rate ?TR1 of between 3 and 200° C./hour; and d) a step in which the mixture produced in step (c) is dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pascal Del-Gallo, Emmanuel Baune, Jerome Cantonnet
  • Patent number: 8003042
    Abstract: Pressureless sintering of silicon carbide with fracture toughness in excess of about 4 MPa-m1/2 as measured by the single-edge precracked beam (SEPB) technique while maintaining a density greater than 3.1 g/cc for compositions with SiC greater than about 94 wt. % is made possible through the use of metallic Al to promote sintering and grain growth. Boron and carbon may be used as traditional sintering aids, with nitrogen to suppress grain growth, and additions of yttrium and/or lanthanide elements to promote intergranular fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Ceramatec, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Ashton Cutler, Roger Marc Flinders, Darin Ray
  • Patent number: 8003190
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure including a plurality of cells arranged in parallel while being separated by cell walls, and extending in a longitudinal direction of the honeycomb structure. Each cell is sealed at one of end portions thereof. In the honeycomb structure, the relation expressed by an expression (1) is satisfied: 11/6?10/3×A?B??(1) where A (mm) designates thickness of the cell walls, and B (m2/cm3) designates a surface area per unit volume of the cell walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Ibiden Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Kazushige Ohno, Kazutake Ogyu
  • Publication number: 20110193025
    Abstract: A method of forming nanometer sized fine particles of functional ceramic from a bulk functional ceramic, particularly fine particles of phosphorous ceramics from a bulk phosphor material is disclosed. The method relies on irradiation of a bulk phosphorous ceramic in a liquid with an ultrashort-pulsed-laser-fragmentation beam to thereby form nanometer sized particles of the phosphorous ceramic. The method is unique in that the generated particles retain the chemical and crystalline properties of the bulk phosphorous ceramic. The generated solutions are stable colloids from which the particles can be isolated or used as is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Yuki ICHIKAWA, Zhengong Hu, Bing Liu, Yong Che
  • Publication number: 20110152061
    Abstract: A photosensitive paste composition for forming barrier ribs of a plasma display panel (PDP). The photosensitive paste composition includes an inorganic material including SiO2 and at least one of B2O3 and P2O5, and an organic material containing photosensitive components, wherein the total content of SiO2 and B2O3 is about 50 wt % to about 80 wt % with respect to 100 wt % of the inorganic material, or a content of SiO2 and P2O5 is about 50 wt % to about 80 wt % with respect to 100 wt % of the inorganic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI., LTD.
    Inventors: Beom-Wook Lee, Jong-Seo Choi
  • Patent number: 7964538
    Abstract: A synthetic glass family in the quaternary phase field of CaO—SiO2-Al2O3-MgO (CSAM) with hydraulic and pozzolanic properties for use in differing applications in the gas and oil well cementing area. A method of making a mud-to-cement (MTC) slurry and a method for treating oil and gas wells with the MTC slurry containing a homogenous amorphous synthetic glass made from a mixture of inorganic materials selected from the group consisting of CSAM, wherein the cementing glasses with the mixture of inorganic materials are in a 100% amorphous phase with a degree of crystallization of zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: Yibran Perera, Virginia Buccellato, George Quercia, Aiskely Blanco
  • Patent number: 7964263
    Abstract: There is disclosed a bonded element manufactured from a bonding material composition being capable of contributing to the lowering of thermal expansion of a bonding material layer sufficiently to relax any thermal stress generated in a honeycomb structure and largely inhibiting the cracking of the resultant honeycomb structure as well. In a bonded element in which two or more objects to be bonded are integrated via a bonding material layer, the bonding material layer having a Young's modulus of 20% or less of that of the objects to be bonded and having an average linear thermal expansion coefficient of 70% or less of that of the objects to be bonded, the bonding material layer being prepared from a bonding material composition composed mainly of fillers and a matrix in which fillers having an average linear thermal expansion coefficient of 2.0×10?6·K?1 or less are contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Suguru Kodama, Takahiro Tomita, Hiroki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20110143910
    Abstract: Disclosed and described are multi-component inorganic phosphate formulations of acidic phosphate components and basic oxide/hydroxide components. Also disclosed are high solids, atomizable compositions of same, suitable for spray coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: LATITUDE 18, INC.
    Inventors: Arun S. Wagh, William George, Vadym Drozd, Kausik Mukhopadhyay, Sameerkumar Vasantlal Patel
  • Publication number: 20110143911
    Abstract: A transparent, polycrystalline ceramic is described. The ceramic comprises crystallites of the formula AxCuByDvEzFw, whereby A and C are selected from the group consisting of Li+, Na+, Be2+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Ga3+, In3+, C4+, Si4+, Ge4+, Sn2+/4+, Sc3+, Ti4+, Zn2+, Zr4+, Mo6+, Ru4+, Pd2+, Ag2+, Cd2+, Hf4+W4+/6+, Re4+, Os4+, Ir4+,, Pt2+/4+, Hg2+ and mixtures thereof, B and D are selected from the group consisting of Li+, Na+, K+, Mg2+, Al3+, Ga3+, In3+, Si4+, Ge4+, Sn4+, Sc3+, Ti4+, Zn2+, Y3+, Zr4+, Nb3+, Ru3+, Rh3+, La3+, Lu3+, Gd3+ and mixtures thereof, E and F are selected mainly from the group consisting of the divalent anions of S, Se and O and mixtures thereof, x, u, y, v, z and w satisfy the following formulae 0.125<(x+u)/(y+v)?0.55 z+w=4 and at least 95% by weight of the crystallites display symmetric, cubic crystal structures of the spinel type, with the proviso that when A=C=Mg2+ and B=D=Al3+, E and F cannot both be O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Yvonne Menke, Peter Blaum, Ulrich Peuchert, Yoshio Okano
  • Publication number: 20110124483
    Abstract: In various embodiments, composite materials containing a ceramic matrix and a carbon nanotube-infused fiber material are described herein. Illustrative ceramic matrices include, for example, binary, ternary and quaternary metal or non-metal borides, oxides, nitrides and carbides. The ceramic matrix can also be a cement. The fiber materials can be continuous or chopped fibers and include, for example, glass fibers, carbon fibers, metal fibers, ceramic fibers, organic fibers, silicon carbide fibers, boron carbide fibers, silicon nitride fibers and aluminum oxide fibers. The composite materials can further include a passivation layer overcoating at least the carbon nanotube-infused fiber material and, optionally, the plurality of carbon nanotubes. The fiber material can be distributed uniformly, non-uniformly or in a gradient manner in the ceramic matrix. Non-uniform distributions may be used to form impart different mechanical, electrical or thermal properties to different regions of the ceramic matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Tushar K. SHAH, Harry C. Malecki, Murray N. Carson
  • Publication number: 20110111005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biocompatible ceramic material comprising Sr, Mg or Ba doped Hardystonite (Ca2ZnSi2O7), and a method for its synthetic preparation. The present invention also relates to an implantable medical device comprising biocompatible doped Hardystonite, and a method for its production. The present invention further relates to a method for improving the long term stability of an implantable medical device and an implantable drug delivery device comprising doped Hardystonite. Further, the present invention relates to the use of comprising biocompatible doped Hardystonite in the regeneration or resurfacing of tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: The University of Sydney
    Inventors: Hala Zreiqat, Chengtie Wu, Colin Dunstan
  • Publication number: 20110100843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container packing structure, characterized in that it comprises a crystalline phase containing 55 to 97% by weight of xonotlite crystallites and 3 to 45% by weight of tobermorite crystallites. It also relates to a method for fabricating such a packing structure, and the container containing same, and its use for storing fluids such as gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Gilles CANNET, Pascal Del-Gallo, Thierry Chartier, Emmanuel Baune, Jérome Cantonnet, Jean-François Imbault
  • Patent number: 7932203
    Abstract: A method for producing an oil-binding agent of granular open-porous structure with a silicate ceramic matrix by using recovered paper material and clay. The method is characterized in that, in each case based on the entire raw material, 35 to 60 wt.-% sewage sludge with a water content of between 70 and 85 wt.-%, 25 to 55 wt.-% recovered paper material with a water content of between 35 and 55 wt.-%, 10 to 25 wt.-% clay and optionally 1 to 3 wt.-% zeolite, 1 to 2 wt.-% quicklime and/or up to 3 wt. % fly ash are mixed to a homogeneous mixture. The raw material thus obtained is subsequently processed in order to form particles having an average diameter of 4 to 6 mm. The particles are then dried and subsequently burnt at 950 to 1050° C. The oil-binding agents produced according to said method have a bulk density of between 0.4 and 0.75 kg/1 and a oil-binding capability of 0.7 to 1.0 1 oil per oil-binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Commerzialbank Mattersburg im Burgenland AG
    Inventor: Franz Josef Philipp
  • Publication number: 20110091722
    Abstract: In a method for producing silicon-containing ceramic structures, structures of a ceramic precursor polymer are provided on the surface of a substrate, the ceramic precursor polymer being selected from the group including polysiloxanes, polycarbosilanes, polysilazanes and/or polyureasilazanes, and the ceramic precursor structures being ceramicized on the substrate. In the method, the structures of the ceramic precursor polymer have a height of ?20 ?m and a width perpendicular to their longitudinal axis of ?500 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Martin Koehne, Viacheslav Bekker, Juergen Oberle