Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTMaterial compositions are provided that may comprise, for example, a vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) array, a conductive layer, and a carbon interlayer coupling the VACNT array to the conductive layer. Methods of manufacturing are provided. Such methods may comprise, for example, providing a VACNT array, providing a conductive layer, and bonding the VACNT array to the conductive layer via a carbon interlayer.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn object is to suppress electrochemical decomposition of an electrolyte solution and the like at a negative electrode in a lithium ion battery or a lithium ion capacitor; thus, irreversible capacity is reduced, cycle performance is improved, or operating temperature range is extended. A negative electrode for a power storage device including a negative electrode current collector, a negative electrode active material layer which is over the negative electrode current collector and includes a plurality of particles of a negative electrode active material, and a film covering part of the negative electrode active material. The film has an insulating property and lithium ion conductivity.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTIn one embodiment, a method for forming a sensor includes forming a first free layer, forming a barrier layer above the first free layer, forming a second free layer above the barrier layer, the first free layer, the barrier layer, and the second free layer together forming a scissor sensor stack, forming a soft bias layer behind the scissor sensor stack in an element height direction, the soft bias layer including a soft magnetic material, and forming a hard bias layer, at least a portion thereof being positioned behind the soft bias layer in the element height direction, the hard bias layer including a hard magnetic material having an initialization magnetization that is perpendicular to a media-facing surface of the sensor to provide unidirectional anisotropy to the soft bias layer.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed are an apparatus, system, and method for manufacturing a touch panel, which form a bridge with transparent first oxide having conductivity and forms second oxide, which is robust to a high temperature and high humidity, on the bridge. The method includes forming a plurality of electrode parts in a display area of a substrate, forming a light blocking layer in a non-display area of the substrate, forming an electrode line on the light blocking layer, forming a line bridge by using transparent first oxide having conductivity, and forming second oxide on the first oxide for protecting the first oxide.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a liquid crystal dropping device and method, relates to technical field of manufacturing liquid crystal display devices, and may solve the problem of defective display resulting from dropping of liquid crystal on a substrate in the existing technology. The liquid crystal dropping device of the present invention comprises a platform for bearing substrates and a temperature adjusting unit for adjusting temperature of at least partial area of the substrate.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method of depositing abradable coating on an engine component is provided wherein the engine component is formed of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) and one or more layers, including at least one environmental barrier coating, may be disposed on the outer layer of the CMC. An outermost layer of the structure may further comprise a porous abradable layer that is disposed on the environmental barrier coating and provides a breakable structure which inhibits blade damage. The abradable layer may be gel-cast on the component and sintered or may be direct written by extrusion process and subsequently sintered.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA stain-barrier is described along with methods of its application to a fabric. The stain barrier reduces variability between samples of different dilution or fabric type so that limits of stain detection can be assigned more accurately and precisely and stain detection techniques can be transparently compared.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method of forming a film on a wafer by decomposing a material gas includes placing the wafer on a top surface of a susceptor, heating the susceptor, measuring the temperature of the top surface of the susceptor. supplying a flow of the material gas to a location above the top surface the susceptor, and thermally decomposing the material gas to deposit a film on the wafer. The quantity of the material gas supplied to the location above the top surface of the susceptor is adjusted and the density of the material gas at the location above the top surface of the susceptor is kept constant by controlling the flow of the material gas to the location above the top surface of the susceptor, including by increasing the flow of the material gas as the temperature of the top surface of the susceptor decreases.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethods and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided herein. In some embodiments, a substrate processing chamber includes: a chamber body; a chamber lid assembly having a housing enclosing a central channel that extends along a central axis and has an upper portion and a lower portion; a lid plate coupled to the housing and having a contoured bottom surface that extends downwardly and outwardly from a central opening coupled to the lower portion of the central channel to a peripheral portion of the lid plate; and a gas distribution plate disposed below the lid plate and having a plurality of apertures disposed through the gas distribution plate.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA process chamber is provided including a sidewall, a substrate support having an outer ledge, and a gas inlet beneath the substrate support. The process chamber further includes a first liner disposed around a bottom surface of the outer ledge of the substrate support. The first liner has an inner surface separated from the outer ledge of the substrate support by a first gap. The process chamber further includes a flow isolator ring having an inner bottom surface disposed on the outer ledge of the substrate support and an outer bottom surface extending outwardly relative to the inner bottom surface, the outer bottom surface overlying the first gap.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTReactive coating processes are provided that can include providing a coating material, reacting the coating material to form a shell about the coating material, contacting the shelled coating material with a substrate to be coated, depositing the coating material from within the shelled coating material on the substrate, and removing the shells from the substrate. Coating materials may be deposited upon a substrate to be coated and reacted to form a shell about the coating material. The coating materials can be particles and a shell can be formed about each of the individual particles.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method is described for manufacturing a solenoid valve, in particular a fuel injector, the solenoid valve having a valve needle which is movably guided in the axial direction, a magnet core and an armature which is situated axially diametrically opposed to the magnet core, the armature being situated on the valve needle, the armature having a first base material and a first reinforcing element and the magnet core having a second base material and a second reinforcing element. The method has one method step. The first reinforcing element is applied to the first base material and/or the second reinforcing element is applied to the second base material during the method step with the aid of molten bath spraying or with the aid of cold gas spraying.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a method for preventing the oxidation of metals in thermal spraying by coating the metallic powders to be used with nanocarbides, to a coating achieved using the method as well as to a method for treating the metal powder with nanocarbides. The methods according to the invention are suitable for all metal powders used in thermal spraying and, as the invention enables the use of cheaper materials, they are economically extremely advantageous.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA chemical bath for depositing a layer made from at least metal and sulphur is described. Furthermore, a method for depositing such a layer is described. This bath comprises, in solution: a metal salt comprising a metal chosen from at least one of the elements from groups IIB and MA of the periodic table; and a sulphur precursor. The bath further comprises a morpholine compound.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA chemical bath for depositing a layer made from at least metal and sulphur is described. A method for depositing such a layer is also presented. The bath comprises, in solution: a metal salt comprising a metal chosen from at least one of the elements from groups BIB and MA of the periodic table; and a sulphur precursor. The bath further comprises a persulfate compound.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to aluminum plated steel sheet which does not require coating after plating and is high in production flexibility enabling application of conventional production processes as they are or exhibits excellent corrosion resistance to flex fuels and further is excellent in appearance and to fuel tanks characterized by being produced using the steel sheet. The Si, Mg, Ca, and Ti ingredients in the aluminum plating layer are defined and the cooling method after hot dip aluminum coating is controlled to make Mg2Si particles with a long axis of 10 μm or less and an aspect ratio of 1 to 3 finely disperse in the plating layer. Due to the Mg2Si particles, it is possible to give an excellent corrosion resistance to flex fuels and suppress the deterioration in appearance due to MgO.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides switchable adhesives comprising a mixture, in proportions by weight, of 20% to 98% of an adhesive, 2% to 80% of curable molecules and 0.05% to 10% of photoinitiator in which the weight proportion of the adhesive is calculated on the basis of its dry weight and wherein the adhesive includes an internal cross-linker for cross-linking the adhesive during drying to provide a cohesive strength of between 5 and 100 N/12.7×12.7 mm measured according to FINAT test method No. 18. Preferably, the adhesive and curable molecules are mutually soluble when dry, or the curable molecules and adhesive may be uniformly dispersed in each other. Preferably the amount of adhesive in the mixture is in the range 40% to 98% by weight, more preferably 60% to 95% by weight, even more preferably 70% to 85% by weight. Preferably the proportion of curable molecules in the mixture ranges from 2% to 60% by weight, more preferably 5% to 40% by weight, even more preferably 15% to 30% by weight. Preferably, the photoinitiator is present in the mixture in the proportions 0.5% to 5% by weight, more preferably 1% to 3% by weight. Such switchable adhesives are useful in medical dressings and other removable sheet products, and may be simply prepared by stirring the adhesive, the curable molecules and the photoinitiator together at room temperature.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA solid thermoplastic semi-crystalline friction-activated adhesive composition comprising the mixture of: (a) from about 50 to about 100 parts by weight of a semi-crystalline adhesive polymer that comprises: (1) crystalline monomer having an alkyl carbon length of at least 16 carbon atoms; (2) non-crystalline monomer having a homopolymer Tg below about 80° C.; (3) waxy, soft monomer having an average pendant alkyl carbon length of at least 14 carbon atoms; (4) monomer having acid or base functionality; (5) functional or non-functional macromere having a Tm from about 40 to about 120° C.; (b) 0 to about 50 parts by weight of tackifier; (c) 0 to about 50 parts by weight of crystalline additive; (d) 0 to about 50 parts by weight of filler; (e) 0 to about 30 parts by weight of oil; and (f) 0 to about 50 parts by weight of one surfactant. Also glue crayons and other application devices comprising such adhesive compositions.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a method for applying dispersion adhesives containing one or more polyvinyl esters and optionally one or more additives, characterized in that one or more polyvinyl esters are produced by radical-initiated, continuous emulsion polymerization of a) one or more vinyl esters and, optionally, b) one or more additional ethylenically unsaturated monomers, and the dispersion adhesives are applied to a substrate by way of mechanical application methods.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present disclosure is directed to a curable precursor of a pressure sensitive adhesive comprising: a) a (co)polymeric material comprising the reaction product of a (co)polymerizable material comprising a (meth)acrylate ester monomer; and optionally, a co-monomer having an ethylenically unsaturated group and which is different from the (meth)acrylate ester monomer; b) a polyfunctional aziridine curing agent; and c) an acid generating agent. The present disclosure is also directed to a method of manufacturing such pressure sensitive adhesives and uses thereof.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThere is provided a method of synthesizing and using a segmented copolymer that includes mixing one or more α,ω (alpha, omega) amine or α,ω (alpha, omega) hydroxyl terminated polysiloxane first soft segments having an average molecular weight of between about 2500 grams per mole to about 10,000 grams per mole, and one or more diisocyanate species, together to form a first reaction product; mixing the first reaction product and one or more low molecular weight diol or diamine chain extenders each having an average molecular weight of less than 400 grams per mole, together in a solvent to form a segmented copolymer in solution; and applying the segmented copolymer in solution to one or more surfaces via spray coating directly from the solution with the segmented copolymer, wherein the segmented copolymer formed has a high flexibility at an environmental temperature of down to about −100 degrees Celsius.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA polysulfide coating composition includes an aliphatic, aromatic or cycloaliphatic material with at least 2 thiol groups; an aliphatic, aromatic or cycloaliphatic, acryl, polyester or polysiloxane-based material with at least two epoxy groups; and a catalyst. The coating provides a durable cavitation- and erosion-resistant coating for the rudders of ships, and is also suitable for sound-damping applications.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a solventborne clearcoat material which comprises at least one additive preparable by reacting at least one alpha,omega-hydroxy-functionalized oligoester which has an OH number of 30 to 160 mg KOH/g, a theoretical carbon-carbon double bond content of 1 to 2.5 mmol/g, a number-average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000 g/mol, and a weight-average molecular weight of 2800 to 10 000 g/mol, and at least one alkoxysilane which possesses an OH-reactive functional group, the sum of the weight percentage fractions of all additives of the invention being 0.5 to 10 wt %, based on the total amount of the solventborne clearcoat material. The present invention further relates to a process for producing multicoat paint systems, and to multicoat paint systems producible by means of said process. The invention further relates to the use of the above-identified additive in solventborne clearcoat materials for the purpose of improving adhesion.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAfter there is prepared a conductive paste which contains fine copper particles having an average particle diameter of 1 to 100 nm, each of the fine copper particles being coated with an azole compound, coarse copper particles having an average particle diameter of 0.3 to 20 μm, a glycol solvent, such as ethylene glycol, and at least one of a polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) resin and a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resin and wherein the total amount of the fine copper particles and the coarse copper particles is 50 to 90% by weight, the weight ratio of the fine copper particles to the coarse copper particles being in the range of from 1:9 to 5:5, the conductive paste thus prepared is applied on a substrate by screen printing to be preliminary-fired by vacuum drying, and then, fired with light irradiation by irradiating with light having a wavelength of 200 to 800 nm at a pulse period of 500 to 2000 μs and a pulse voltage of 1600 to 3800 V to form a conductive film on the substrate.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA self-polishing and/or antifouling coating composition comprising a binder, wherein the binder comprises a copolymer comprising (i) units of A and (ii) units of B and/or C: wherein R1 and R2 are each independently H, a C1-C6 alkyl group or phenyl, R3 is H, a C1-C6 alkyl group or phenyl, R4 is optional and, when present, is a C1-C3 alkylene group, R′3 is H, a C1-C6 alkyl group or phenyl, and R′4 is optional and, when present, is a C1-C3 alkylene group.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a solventborne primer surfacer which comprises at least one additive preparable by reacting at least one alpha,omega-hydroxy-functionalized oligoester which possesses an OH number of 30 to 160 mg KOH/g, a theoretical carbon-carbon double bond content of 1 to 2.5 mmol/g, a number-average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000 g/mol, and a weight-average molecular weight of 2800 to 10 000 g/mol, and at least one alkoxysilane which possesses an OH-reactive functional group, the sum of the weight percentage fractions of all additives of the invention being 0.5 to 10 wt %, based on the total amount of the solventborne primer surfacer. The present invention further relates to a process for producing multicoat paint systems, and to multicoat paint systems producible by means of said process. The invention further relates to the use of the additive identified above in solventborne primer surfacers for improving adhesion.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method of making a solution including a block copolymer includes dissolving the block copolymer in a solvent mixture to form a solution, the solvent mixture including at least two solvent components. The solubility of the block copolymer in the solvent mixture is at least about 7 wt. % at about 64° C. The solvent mixture is non-reactive with the block copolymer. The solubility of the block copolymer in a single solvent solution consisting of any one of the at least two solvent components and the block copolymer is not greater than about 1 wt. % at about 64° C. The block copolymer includes polyisobutylene segments and polyurethane segments.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to the use of compounds which have the following general formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted C1 to C12 alkyl and H; and R3 and R4 are independently selected from hydroxy, optionally substituted C1 to C6 alkyl, optionally substituted phenyl and H, in a method of preventing or reducing fouling, particularly in the marine environment. The compounds of the present invention have the considerable advantage of providing the antifouling coating market with an organic alternative to the existing technology which relies heavily on the addition of copper to obtain significant antifouling effects. The compounds we have developed may be used as cheap, easy to prepare additives that do not contain metals and therefore have reduced toxicity in marine environment.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA description is given of the use of a polymer dispersion for producing sound deadener compositions, the polymer dispersion comprising at least one polymer obtainable by emulsion polymerization of radically polymerizable monomers, and the polymer having a weight-average molecular weight of more than 100 000, preferably of more than 100 000 to 350 000. A description is also given of corresponding sound deadener compositions which comprise the polymer dispersion, and of a method for damping oscillations or vibrations of vehicle components.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThis invention relates to a composition for a timber preservative comprising as constituents: i. a Cu-salt; ii. a further biocide; iii. an additive; wherein the additive comprises a polyalkylene ether and; a) an amine or a salt thereof wherein the amine comprises a polyalkylene ether moiety; or b) a fatty acid or a salt thereof; or c) both (a) and (b), wherein a weight ratio of the Cu of the Cu-salt to the additive is in the range from 0.1 to 5.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a method for coating a surface of a nonferrous metallic substrate, with a bilayer polymeric coating, said method comprising: 1) Subjecting the surface of a nonferrous metal object to a chemical washing; 2) Heating the article whose surface will be coated, to a temperature higher than the melting temperature of the selected polymer and lower than the ignition temperature thereof; 3) Apply the first layer, with a size of less than or equal to 20 mesh particle, constantly keeping the substrate temperature; 4) Applying a second layer of plastic coating on the first coating layer, after the first layer has adhered to the substrate surface, where the second layer can be the same or different polymer, with a particle size equal to or less 20 mesh; 5) Heating further the set of substrate and bilayer coating to a temperature higher than the selected at step 2, but lower than the ignition temperature of the coating and 6) Cooling the thus coated substrate to room temperature. The product obtained by the described process, provides a smooth, nonporous surface, a high adhesion of the coating to the substrate and covering all exposed to the chemical treatment of the first stage surface is ensured, so that the resulting coated substrate is suitable for use in the food industry.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed herein is a balloon coating method for forming a coating layer containing a water-insoluble drug on an outer surface of a balloon of a balloon catheter, the balloon catheter including the balloon which is inflatable and provided on a distal portion of an elongate shaft. The balloon coating method includes: accommodating the shaft in a groove portion formed in a support base to extend rectilinearly, and closing at least part of the groove portion with a lid portion, thereby to support the shaft such that the shaft can be rotated within the groove portion; and moving a dispensing tube for supplying a coating liquid containing the drug relative to the balloon in an axial direction of the balloon, while rotating the balloon about an axis of the balloon, thereby to coat the outer surface of the balloon with the coating liquid.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA device for interfacing coatings, the device comprising at least one well each comprising an elastomeric bottom surface. At least one slit is formed on the elastomeric bottom surface. At least one removable divider is removably inserted into the at least one slit, whereby at least one gap is created and the at least one well is divided into at least two compartments. A designated coating is lined on the elastomeric bottom surface of each of the at least two compartments. Removal of the at least one removable divider then causes the at least one gap to close, allowing for the designated coatings lined on the elastomeric bottom surface of each of the at least two compartments to interface with each other.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThis application provides a mask assembly, a method of manufacturing the mask assembly, and a method of manufacturing a display device. The mask assembly includes a mask frame, an auxiliary member installed on the mask frame, and a mask sheet welded to the auxiliary member. A welding recess is formed in the auxiliary member. A first welding point is formed in the welding recess. The first welding point is configured to weld the auxiliary member to the mask frame, and a second welding point is formed at a position of the mask sheet that is different from the welding recess formed in the auxiliary member.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus, such as an extruding machine, configured to form a sheath, e.g. insulative layer, over an elongate member, e.g. a wire cable including an extruder to apply the material forming the sheath, a drive mechanism configured to move the elongate member through the extruder at a line speed, a thickness sensor to determine the thickness of the material, and a controller. The controller is programmed to determine a deviation between the actual material thickness a desired thickness, determine a correction factor value based on the deviation between the actual thickness and the desired thickness of the material applied, and adjust the line speed, via the drive mechanism, based on the line speed, an extruder feeder speed, the correction factor value and a material factor value that is based on rheological properties of the material. A method of operating such an extruding machine is also presented.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for filling a tank with a coating material on a vehicle. The method includes providing containers of coating material to a location of the vehicle and inserting a draw tube into one of the containers. The method also includes pumping coating material using a draw pump and into the tank on the vehicle. The method also includes removing residual coating material from the containers and adding the residual coating material to the tank. If the coating material level is not at a desired level, the inserting, pumping, removing, and adding steps are repeated with another container of coating material. If the coating material level is at the desired level, a layer of water may be formed over coating material in the tank.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the present invention disclose a coating method, comprising determining a coating state of a current substrate being an uncoated state in which none of a predetermined coating is coated thereon, a coating underway state in which a part of the predetermined coating is coated thereon or a coating completion state in which all of the predetermined coating is coated thereon, when a coating suspension is detected during coating the current substrate; in a case that the current substrate is in the uncoated state, further coating the current substrate or starting coating a next substrate; and in a case that the current substrate is in the coating underway state or the coating completion state, starting coating a next substrate.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA coating machine and a controlling method thereof are disclosed. The coating machine includes: a coating platform, configured to support a substrate to be placed thereon; a supporting device, configured to support the coating platform and adjust height; a detecting device, configured to detect a levelness of a supporting plane formed by the supporting device; a driving device, configured to drive the supporting device to adjust the supporting plane; a control device, configured to compare the levelness of the supporting plane detected by the detecting devices with a preset threshold range of levelness. If the detected levelness of the supporting plane is beyond the preset threshold range of levelness, the control device adjusts the supporting devices until the levelness of the supporting plane is within the preset threshold range of levelness.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTPositions of an outer periphery of a rotating substrate and a processing liquid nozzle are detected. An amplitude of a change with time of the position of the outer periphery of the substrate detected during rotation is acquired. In a direction passing through a rotational center and parallel with the rotating substrate, a relative position of the processing liquid nozzle with respect to the spin chuck is periodically changed at a frequency equal to a rotational frequency of the spin chuck and the acquired amplitude. A difference between a phase of a change with time of the position of the processing liquid nozzle and a phase of a change with time of the position of the outer periphery of the substrate is adjusted to not more than a predetermined value. A processing liquid is discharged from the processing liquid nozzle to a peripheral portion of the rotating substrate.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA device for applying a mixed component includes first and second component reservoirs, a static mixing nozzle configured to mix first and second components into the mixed component, a component passage disposed between the component reservoirs and the first end of the static mixing nozzle, the component passage disposed to enable the first and second components to flow from the reservoirs to the static mixing nozzle, a spray tip including an air inlet disposed at least partially between the first end of the spray tip and the second end of the spray tip, the first end of the spray tip being disposed adjacent the second end of the static mixing nozzle, a component applicator configured to use air to apply the mixed component through the second end of the spray tip, and a trigger mechanism disposed on the component applicator, and configured to enable application of the mixed component.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA balloon coating method for forming a coating layer containing a water-insoluble drug on an outer surface of a balloon of a balloon catheter includes: inserting a core member into a guide wire lumen penetrating the balloon, disposing a proximal portion of the core member on a proximal side of a region of inflation of the balloon, with a distal portion of the core member protruded distally beyond a distal opening portion of the guide wire lumen, and fixing by clamping together with the core member a part of the balloon catheter that is on a distal side of the region of inflation; and moving a dispensing tube for supplying a coating liquid containing the drug relative to the balloon in an axial direction of the balloon, while rotating the balloon about an axis of the balloon, thereby to apply the coating liquid to the outer surface of the balloon.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA balloon coating method for forming a coating layer containing a water-insoluble drug on an outer surface of a balloon of a balloon catheter includes: fixing a connection portion between the balloon and an inner tube penetrating an inside of the balloon in such a manner as to clamp the connection portion by at least two clamping portions each having a groove-shaped curved surface extending along an axis of the inner tube; pulling the balloon in an axial direction of the balloon by the clamping portions to thereby straighten a bend of the balloon; and moving a dispensing tube for supplying a coating liquid containing the drug relative to the balloon in the axial direction of the balloon, while rotating the balloon about an axis of the balloon, to thereby coat the outer surface of the balloon with the coating liquid.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA balloon coating method for forming a coating layer containing a water-insoluble drug on the outer surface of a balloon of a balloon catheter, wherein the balloon catheter includes an elongate shaft possessing a distal portion at which is provided the balloon which is inflatable. The balloon coating method includes: holding the shaft on a support part capable of rotating about an axis of the balloon; and moving a dispensing tube for supplying a coating liquid containing the drug relative to the balloon in an axial direction of the balloon, while rotating the balloon together with the support part, thereby to coat the outer surface of the balloon with the coating liquid.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a coating formulation for preparing medical coating, which coating formulation comprises (a) at least one multifunctional polymerizable compound according to a formula (I), wherein G is a residue of a polyfunctional compound having at least n functional groups, wherein each R1 and each R2 independently represents hydrogen or a group selected from substituted and unsubstituted hydrocarbons which optionally contain one or more heteroatoms, and wherein n is an integer having a value of at least 2; and (b) at least one inhibitor.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA disposable device for treatment of infections of human limbs, particularly limbs having long bones susceptible to stabilization by intramedullary nailing. The device includes a tubular member made of a relatively rigid and biologically compatible material, having pores for impregnation with drugs or medicaments for infection treatment prior to or during insertion thereof in the stabilization site. An assembly for treatment of human limb infections including such device.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA first portion of a multiple cycle spacer is formed on a sidewall of a patterned feature over a substrate. A spacer layer is deposited on the first portion using a first plasma process. The spacer layer is etched to form a second portion of the multiple cycle spacer on the first portion using a second plasma process. A cycle comprising depositing and etching of the spacer layer is continuously repeated until the multiple cycle spacer is formed.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTTantalum-containing film forming compositions are disclosed, along with methods of synthesizing the same, and methods of forming Tantalum-containing films on one or more substrates via vapor deposition processes using the Tantalum-containing film forming compositions.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed is a method for manufacturing an electrode for an energy storage device, including the steps of: (a) preparing a dry mixture of active electrode materials, for example nanoporous carbon and/or metal oxide powder, and a binder; (b) injecting the dry mixture into a carrying gas flow to form a jet of particles from a nozzle; (c) applying a high DC voltage between the nozzle and a substrate to create a high electrostatic field that provides a dense deposition of the dry mixture onto a substrate surface.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a rubbing alignment method of an alignment layer, comprising steps of: step 1, providing a substrate (10), and coating an alignment layer (4) on the substrate (10); step 2, providing a rubbing roller (5), and employing the rubbing roller (5) to implement a first rubbing alignment to the alignment layer (4) according to a first rubbing direction; step 3, employing the rubbing roller (5) to implement a second rubbing alignment to the alignment layer (4) according to a second rubbing direction, and the second rubbing direction is opposite to the first rubbing direction. The rubbing alignment method of the alignment layer can effectively eliminate the rubbing shadow to prevent the uneven rubbing alignment and the liquid crystal alignment disorientation to make the liquid crystals in an orderly arrangement. Thus, the light leakage phenomenon of the liquid crystal display panel in the dark state can be suppressed and the contrast ratio can be raised.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method of preparing a fiber for use in forming a ceramic matrix composite material comprises the steps of removing a polymer coating from an outer surface of glass or ceramic fibers by providing heated and humidified gas across the glass or ceramic fibers for a period of time.