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Surface Coatings

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention concerns a process for the deposition of a solder-through polymer coating on an uncoated printed circuit board which comprises the use of an average low power and low pressure plasma polymerisation in a polymerisation chamber of an organosilane precursor monomer which is introduced into said polymerisation chamber by means of a carrier gas, said organosilane being of the Formula Y1-X—Y2 (I) or —[Si(CH3)2-X-]n- (II), wherein: X is O or NH; Y1 is —Si(Y3)(Y4)Y5; Y2 is Si(Y3′)(Y4′)Y5′; Y3, Y4, Y5, Y3′, Y4′, and Y5′ are each independently H or an alkyl group of up to 10 carbon atoms; the monomer of formula (II) is cyclic wherein n is 2 to 10, and wherein at most one of Y3, Y4 and Y5 is hydrogen, at most one of Y3′, Y4′ and Y5′ is hydrogen and the total number of carbon atoms is not more than 20.



METHOD FOR FORMING AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTING STRUCTURE ON A SYNTHETIC MATERIAL SUBSTRATE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for forming an electrically conductive structure on a plastic substrate is provided. An ink, which contains electrically conductive solid particles, is printed on the plastic substrate, where copper particles are used as electrically conductive solid particles. After the printing of the ink, only the surface regions of the plastic substrate on which the electrically conductive structure is to be formed are swept over within a vacuum chamber by means of an electron beam having a first energy per unit length, causing sintering of the copper particles.



TERMINAL ELECTRODE OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of manufacturing an electronic component comprising the steps of: preparing a bare chip; applying a conductive paste on the bare chip, wherein the conductive paste comprises, (i) 40 to 72 weight percent (wt. %) of a flaky silver powder having particle diameter (D50) of 6 to 30 μm, (ii) 3 to 30 wt. % of a copper oxide powder, and (iii) 20 to 50 wt. % of an organic vehicle, wherein the wt. % is based on the weight of the conductive paste; and heating the applied conductive paste at 250 to 400° C.



PRODUCTION METHOD FOR TRANSPARENT ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE FILM USING MULTISTAGE LIGHT IRRADIATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a production method for a transparent electrically-conductive film including: a) a coating step of coating an electrically-conductive nanowire dispersion containing electrically-conductive nanowires with an optical activity and an organic binder onto a substrate; b) a first light irradiation step of irradiating a first light including a first ultraviolet (UV) light onto the coated electrically-conductive nanowires; and c) a second light irradiation step of irradiating a second light including a pulse-type first white light onto the electrically-conductive nanowires.



ROOFING GRANULES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A roofing product can include roofing granules, wherein the roofing granules include base particles and a coating covering the base particles. The base particles are sintered. The coating has a depth of penetration into an outside surface of at least about 0.5% of an average radius of the base particles. In an embodiment, the coating has a depth of penetration into an outside surface of at least about 2.5 microns into the base particles. Further included is a process of forming the roofing granules.



DURABLE AQUEOUS COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN MAKING TRAFFIC MARKINGS HAVING GOOD DIRT PICKUP RESISTANCE AND TRAFFIC MARKINGS MADE THEREWITH

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides aqueous compositions useful in making traffic markings having early dirt pickup resistance which comprise one or more vinyl or acrylic emulsion polymers having a measured glass transition temperature (measured Tg) of from −10 to 60° C., preferably 20° C. or higher, (ii) from 3 to 15 wt. %, or, preferably, from 6 to 12 wt. %, as solids based on total polymer solids, of one or more polyurethane dispersions (PUD), (iii) one or more coalescent having a normal boiling point of from 150 to 300° C., and (iv) one or more fillers, extenders and/or pigments, preferably an opacifier pigment and one or more extenders, wherein the composition has a percent pigment volume concentration (% PVC) of from 45 to 80%, preferably from 45 to 65%.



Process of manufacturing rain waterproof breathable fabric

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A rain-test resistant, high-vapor-permeable, water-repellent and water-resistant manufacturing process for making such fabrics is provided. It is used in the dyeing and finishing process of fabric in which the fabric is treated with the treatment roller, knife roller, and spray methods. These combined methods can coat water-repellent agent on the fabric and form a very thin film on the fabric. This protective film on the fabric enhances the wash resistance of the fabric while it will not adversely affect the water repellence and water resistance of the fabric. Moreover, this technique of forming a very thin water-repellent film on the fabric rules out the conventional method with which the water-repellent agent dipped within the fabric structure is easily washed out with regular laundry of the fabric due to the lesser amount of the agent being attached onto the fabric.



METHOD FOR REDUCING ADHESION OF MICROORGANISMS TO FABRICS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a method for finishing fibers and/or fabrics, the intention being to reduce the adhesion of microorganisms, especially of bacteria and/or yeasts, to the fibers and/or fabrics. The method involves applying a composition ZS comprising selected hydrophilic silane derivatives to the fibers and/or fabrics. The invention further relates to a method for the quantitative determination of the adhesion of microorganisms to fibers and/or fabrics.



METHOD OF PLASMA TREATMENT OF AN INTERNAL AND/OR EXTERNAL SURFACE OF A HOLLOW ELECTRICALLY NON-CONDUCTIVE BODY AND A DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT THIS METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of plasma treatment of an internal and/or external surface of a hollow electrically non-conductive body. The internal surface of the body and/or its external surface acts a layer of electrical plasma of a surface dielectric barrier discharge generated in a volume of gas by alternating or pulse voltage with an amplitude higher than 100 V from a pair of liquid electrodes formed by an internal electrically conductive liquid situated inside the body and by an external electrically conductive liquid situated outside the body. The electrical plasma is generated above the surface of the electrically conductive liquid, where in the volume of the gas forms a layer of electrical plasma forming a ring copying the shape of the surface of the body wherein the electrical resistance between the liquid electrodes is greater than 10 kΩ. The invention also is a device for carrying out the aforementioned method.



Multi-Layer Assembly and Method for Controlling Layer Thicknesses

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A pre-fabricated assemblies and methods of use for coating substrates are described. The pre-fabricated assembly includes at least two layers in a stack, each layer includes at least one raw material. The raw material in each layer may be a dielectric material. One type of stack has one outer layer as an exposed layer. One type of stack has an exposed portion with each layer, and a portion of all layers is exposed. In use, a stack in a pre-fabricated assembly is positioned in a vacuum chamber system and energy is delivered sequentially to the exposed layer, removing at least a portion of each exposed layer. Each layer becomes an exposed layer and is deposited on the substrate in a sequential manner. The pre-assembled raw material stack is used to fabricate a multi-layered coating, such as a multi-layered coating for an optical or ophthalmic article.



METAL OXIDE-POLYMER LAMINATE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

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.



PROFILES FOR PRECURSORS TO POLYMERIC MATERIALS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods for obtaining a profile for a batch, or lot, of a precursor material and using the profile while processing the precursor material to form a polymer are disclosed. In such a method, a process profile that corresponds to the characteristics of a particular precursor material (e.g., the batch, etc.) may be generated. That process profile may then be used to cause a material processing system to process the precursor material in a manner that accounts for differences between that precursor material and a “standard” precursor material, while providing a polymer and, optionally, a film of “standard” quality. Apparatuses and systems that are configured to obtain profile data for a batch of precursor material, generate or modify a process profile based on the profile data and use the process profile to form a polymer are also disclosed.



Poly (Acrylic Acid) Modified Cellulose Fiber Materials

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In one embodiment, PAA is immobilized on dry, solid, fibrous media, such as cellulose fiber paper (“PAA-CF”) to yield a robust, flexible material with substantial wicking and fluid uptake capabilities. PAA-CF materials demonstrate the ability for use as collection and storage devices for applications such as dried blood spot analysis, protein and DNA preservation and analysis, enzymatic assays, biomarker identification, and other processes used for biological materials. PAA-CF materials can readily take up whole blood, plasma, proteins, and solutions of molecules that can then be easily extracted and analyzed.



THERMALLY RESISTANT ANAEROBICALLY CURABLE COMPOSITIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to anaerobically curable compositions demonstrating resistance to elevated temperature conditions.



AQUEOUS COATING COMPOSITION AND PRODUCTION OF MULTICOAT PAINT SYSTEMS USING SAID COATING COMPOSITION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to an aqueous coating composition comprising at least one aqueous dispersion comprising at least one copolymer (CP), said copolymer (CP) being preparable by (i) initially charging an aqueous dispersion of at least one polyurethane, and then (ii) polymerizing a mixture of olefinically unsaturated monomers in the presence of the polyurethane from (i), in which (a) a water-soluble initiator is used, (b) the olefinically unsaturated monomers are metered in such that a concentration of 6.0% by weight, based on the total amount of olefinically unsaturated monomers used for polymerization, in the reaction solution is not exceeded over the entire reaction time, and (c) the mixture of the olefinically unsaturated monomers comprises at least one polyolefinically unsaturated monomer and at least one linear hydroxy-functional reaction product (R) having an acid number less than 20 mg KOH/g, the preparation of which involves using at least one compound (v) containing two functional groups (v.a) and an aliphatic or araliphatic hydrocarbyl radical (v.b) which is arranged between the functional groups and has 12 to 70 carbon atoms. The present invention also relates to a method for producing a multicoat paint system using the coating composition, and to the multicoat coating thus produced.



PRINTABLE ELASTOMER MATERIALS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Printable elastomer materials that are conductive or insulating and that may be printed in three dimensions (3D) for use in applications, including for example fabrication of actuators such as dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs).



RADICAL POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION, INKJET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, COATING METHOD AND COATED MATTER

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A radical polymerizable composition includes a siloxane compound represented by a formula (HO)2(R)Si.O[—Si(R)(OH).O-]n-Si(R)(OH)2 in which R represents a methacryloyl group; and n represents 0 or 1; and a monomer having a viscosity lower than that of the siloxane compound.



Peelable Coating

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A peelable coating and method of applying to a substrate. The peelable coating comprising: a base layer that can be peelable applied to the substrate; and a pre-manufactured reinforcing layer for applying atop the base layer. The peelable coating base layer can be a liquid applied base layer having a peelable property when dry.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING CURING TUBE CLARITY

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for monitoring a fiber curing system is disclosed. In one example, transmittance of a curing tube is determined so that curing of a coating applied to a fiber may be more uniform.



METHOD FOR HANDLING A LENS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A carrier device (10) is for handling a lens (12) which is received therein and which has a lateral edge (21), in particular for handling an eyeglass lens (12) in a machining or finishing process. The carrier device (10) comprises a main body (14) and has a connecting member (24) for releasably connecting the main body (14) to the received lens (12). The connecting member (24) forms, with the main body (14), a protective cover (15) surrounding the lateral edge (21) of the received lens (12) and a surface (30) of the received lens (12) directed toward the main body (14). The connecting member (24) is releasably connected to the main body (14).



Systems and Methods for In-Situ Formation of Nanoparticles and Nanofins

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for forming nanoparticles in-situ are disclosed herein. The nanoparticles may be formed in-situ through thermocycling a solution comprising at least one of a molten salt, a surfactant, and a catalyst. The nanoparticles may form in the solution itself and/or on surfaces of a vessel in which the solution is formed. Nanofins may be formed from the agglomeration of particles in the solution and on surfaces. Microchannels may be formed by these nanofins, and in some cases microchannels on a surface may have nanofins form on the surface. In some embodiments, a previously formed solution that has nanoparticles formed in-situ may be used to generate nanofins in a vessel, on a wafer in a vessel, in the solution itself, or combinations thereof.



PROGRAMMABLE DEPOSITION OF THIN FILMS OF A USER-DEFINED PROFILE WITH NANOMETER SCALE ACCURACY

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An inkjet-based process for programmable deposition of thin films of a user-defined profile. Drops of a pre-cursor liquid organic material are dispensed at various locations on a substrate by a multi-jet. A superstrate is held in a roll-to-roll configuration such that a first contact of the drops is made by a front side of the superstrate thereby initiating a liquid front that spreads outward merging with the drops to form a contiguous film captured between the substrate and the superstrate. A non-equilibrium transient state of the superstrate, the contiguous film and the substrate then occurs after a duration of time. The contiguous film is then cured to crosslink it into a polymer. The superstrate is then separated from the polymer thereby leaving a polymer film on the substrate. In such a manner, non-uniform films can be formed without significant material wastage in an inexpensive manner.



Transferrable Shadow Cure Method

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Photo-polymerizable compositions for preparing a polymer are described, wherein the composition includes a cationically polymerizable monomer and a photo-initiating system comprising a cationic photo-initiating agent. The compositions are amenable for use in methods directed to producing polymers that cure in sites in which light penetration is not possible for inducing photo-polymerization of polymers for many applications, such as, for example, where the polymer is made in an opaque mold; where the polymerizable composition includes interfering substances such as pigments, dyes and/or fillers; where the polymer shape is thick; where the polymerizable composition needs to fill a sample having long crevices or molds with complicated shapes, angles or deep cracks and to encapsulate complex parts; or where the polymerizable composition needs to bond or adhere two substrates that may be opaque, semi-transparent, or optically thick. An apparatus and reaction vessel for forming the photo-polymerizable compositions are also described.



SUBSTRATE HAVING MICROSTRUCTURE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, REFINING METHOD FOR MICROSTRUCTURE, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MICROSTRUCTURE NETWORK, AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS THEREFOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a manufacturing method for a substrate having a microstructure. The manufacturing method for a substrate having a microstmcture comprises the steps of: forming a microstructure on the upper surface of an auxiliary substrate; coating a base solution on the microstructure; forming a base substrate covering the microstructure by heattreating the base solution; and removing the auxiliary substrate from the base substrate.



SHAFT BALANCING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BALANCING A SHAFT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and a system of balancing a shaft for an axle assembly. The method may include depositing a powder composition onto the shaft to produce a balance weight proximate an imbalance location. The powder composition may be propelled by a heated supersonic gas and may plastically deform and mechanically interlock to the shaft.



MACHINE FOR MIXING AND SUCCESSIVELY APPLYING SEALANT MATERIAL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A machine (21) for mixing and applying continuously a bi-component sealing material formed by mixing a base and a hardener in a pre-established ratio that is used, for example, in joining areas of structural elements of aircraft structures. Their metering chambers (25, 25′) are configured with a volumetric ratio between them adapted to the volumetric ratio of mixture of the base and the hardener and the pushing device (31) comprises means for actuating the pistons (33, 33′) allowing different displacement speeds and control means so that the outflow of said metering chambers (25, 25′) is that required for the base and hardener can reach the mixing head (43) in a pre-established weight ratio.



BAFFLED DONUT APPARATUS FOR USE IN SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING GYPSUM BOARD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for introducing a slurry mixture for making gypsum board is disclosed. The system includes, for example, a mixer, a foam injector, and a canister for mixing and moving a slurry mixture of foam and gypsum slurry. Also included in the system is an apparatus having a funnel body constructed and arranged to further mix the slurry mixture. The funnel body includes a number of baffles projecting from its inner wall towards a center and that are spaced around the inner wall. The baffles induce turbulence into the slurry mixture as the slurry mixture moves towards its outlet, thus further mixing the mixture and reducing the flow rate of the slurry mixture before its exits from the outlet for depositing onto paper to form the gypsum board.



HIGHLY SWELLABLE COMPOSITE POLYAMIDE MEMBRANE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for making a composite polyamide membrane including the step of applying a polar solution including a polyfunctional amine monomer and a non-polar solution comprising a polyfunctional acyl halide monomer to a surface of a porous support and interfacially polymerizing the monomers to form a thin film polyamide layer, wherein the method is characterized by including a tri-hydrocarbyl phosphate within the polar coating solution. The thin film polyamide layer is characterized by possessing an equilibrium water swelling factor of greater than 35% as measured by PFT-AFM.



BIODEGRADABLE SUPPORTING DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A biodegradable in vivo supporting device is disclosed. The in vivo supporting device comprises a biodegradable metal scaffold and a biodegradable polymer coating covering at least a portion of the biodegradable metal scaffold, wherein the biodegradable polymer coating has a degradation rate that is faster than the degradation rate of the biodegradable metal scaffold.



IMPLANT AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING AN IMPLANT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An implant is provided with a main body (1) and with a double coating applied to at least one surface section of the main body (1), wherein the double coating comprises an adhesion promoter layer (2), applied directly to the at least one surface section of the main body, and of an osteointegrative layer (3) covering the adhesion promoter layer (2). The layers (2;3) consist of pure titanium, wherein the adhesion promoter layer (2) has a thickness of 2-6 μm, in particular a thickness of 3-5 μm, and the osteointegrative layer (3) has a thickness of 50-70 μm, in particular of 55-65 μm. Moreover, the osteointegrative layer (3) has a porosity of 70-90% and a roughness Rz of at least 45 μm. A related method is also provided for producing such an implant.



WOOD PRESERVATIVE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

According to the present invention there is provided a preservative formulation for use in treating wood or other cellulosic formulations, said formulation comprising: at least one biocidal metal compound; at least one organic compound; and a carrier. Preferably, the preservative formulation is copper/(tebuconazole/propiconazole) in a ratio of about 1:3 w/w; the carrier is preferably aqueous or spirit-based.