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METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRODE FOR STORAGE BATTERY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

To provide a storage battery electrode including an active material layer with high density that contains a smaller percentage of conductive additive. To provide a storage battery having a higher capacity per unit volume of an electrode with the use of the electrode for a storage battery. A slurry that contains an active material and graphene oxide is applied to a current collector and dried to form an active material layer over the current collector, the active material layer over the current collector is rolled up together with a spacer, and a rolled electrode which includes the spacer are immersed in a reducing solution so that graphene oxide is reduced.



BONDING DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Provided is a bonding apparatus including a table (52), a first reaction member (58A) and a second reaction member (58B), which are each provided movably in a Y axis direction with respect to a pedestal (41). The first and second reaction members are each configured to move in a direction opposite to the table in the Y axis direction when the table moves in the Y axis direction. As viewed in an X axis direction, the first and second reaction members are arranged on both sides of the table, respectively, with the table being interposed between the first and second reaction members, so that the centers of gravity of the first and second reaction members are positioned based on the center of gravity of the table. Consequently, the bonding apparatus can suppress an increase in space, and can improve a weight balance on the pedestal.



Bond Chuck, Methods of Bonding, and Tool Including Bond Chuck

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A bonding chuck is discussed with methods of using the bonding chuck and tools including the bonding chuck. A method includes loading a first wafer on first surface of a first bonding chuck, loading a second wafer on a second bonding chuck, and bonding the first wafer to the second wafer. The first surface is defined at least in part by a first portion of a first spherical surface and a second portion of a second spherical surface. The first spherical surface has a first radius, and the second spherical surface has a second radius. The first radius is less than the second radius.



EDGE RING ASSEMBLY FOR IMPROVING FEATURE PROFILE TILTING AT EXTREME EDGE OF WAFER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An edge ring assembly is provided, including: an upper edge ring configured to surround an electrostatic chuck (ESC), the ESC having a top surface for supporting a substrate and an annular step surrounding the top surface, the annular step defining an annular shelf that is lower than the top surface, the upper edge ring being disposed above the annular shelf; a lower inner edge ring disposed below the upper edge ring in the annular step and disposed over the annular shelf, the lower inner edge ring being defined from an electrically conductive material, the lower inner edge ring being electrically insulated from the ESC; a lower outer edge ring surrounding the inner edge ring, the lower outer edge ring being disposed below the upper edge ring in the annular step and disposed over the annular shelf, the lower outer edge ring being defined from an electrically insulating material.



A Wind Turbine Blade and an Associated Manufacturing Method

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A manufacturing method is described for a wind turbine blade, where layers of fibre material are laid up in a mould to form a portion of the blade structure. The fibre layers are infused with a resin which is subsequently cured to form the hardened blade structure. Some of the layers of fibre material are arranged so that a portion of the layers are kept resin-free during the infusion and curing steps, so that the fibre layer extends freely out from the external surface of the blade, preferably at the blade trailing edge, to provide a flexible blade trailing edge to reduce blade operational noise.



SUSCEPTOR AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A susceptor includes a plate part, a first heater for heating a first portion of the plate part, a second heater for heating a second portion of the plate part, and a heat insulating portion for thermally insulating the first portion and the second portion from each other on an upper surface side of the plate part.



SUSCEPTOR AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A susceptor includes a plate part, a first heater for heating a first portion of the plate part, a second heater for heating a second portion of the plate part, and a heat insulating portion for thermally insulating the first portion and the second portion from each other on an upper surface side of the plate part.



TECHNIQUES FOR LOW TEMPERATURE DIRECT GRAPHENE GROWTH ON GLASS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Certain example embodiments relate to methods for low temperature direct graphene growth on glass, and/or associated articles/devices. In certain example embodiments, a glass substrate has a layer including Ni formed thereon. The layer including Ni has a stress pre-engineered through the implantation of He therein. It also may be preconditioned via annealing and/or the like. A remote plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition technique is used to form graphene both above and below the Ni-inclusive film. The Ni-inclusive film and the top graphene may be removed via tape and/or the like, leaving graphene on the substrate. Optionally, a silicon-inclusive layer may be formed between the Ni-inclusive layer and the substrate. Products including such articles, and/or methods of making the same, also are contemplated.



METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYISOPRENOID, TRANSFORMED PLANT, METHOD FOR PRODUCING PNEUMATIC TIRE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING RUBBER PRODUCT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Provided is a method for producing a polyisoprenoid, which can increase natural rubber production by enhancing the rubber synthesis activity of rubber particles. The present invention provides methods for producing a polyisoprenoid using a gene coding for a cis-prenyltransferase (CPT) family protein, a gene coding for a Nogo-B receptor (NgBR) family protein and a gene coding for a rubber elongation factor (REF) family protein, specifically a method for producing a polyisoprenoid in vitro using rubber particles bound to proteins coded for by these genes, and a method for producing a polyisoprenoid in vivo using a recombinant organism (plant) having these genes introduced therein.



TOUGHENED CYANOACRYLATE COMPOSITIONS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

This invention relates to cyanoacrylate-containing compositions that include, in addition to the cyanoacrylate component, a rubber toughening component, which is substantially clear and colorless and which is substantially free of release agents and anti-oxidants known to impair the fixture speeds and shelf life stability of cyanoacrylate compositions to which they are added. As a result, the inventive rubber cyanoacrylate adhesive compositions demonstrate improved properties, such as fixture speed, strength and shelf life under accelerated aging conditions.



MULTIFUNCTIONAL POLYAMIDES FOR PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present disclosure relates to a curing agent component for a curable resin which includes a multifunctional polyamide obtained from the reaction of a polyamine and a polycarboxylic acid. The curing agent component may be used as part of a two component curable system for the curing of curable resins including epoxy resins.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BONDING

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system for dispensing and curing activation of an adhesive agent includes: a housing defining a sealed chamber; a dispenser arranged to dispense the adhesive agent within the chamber; and a curing device arranged to cure the adhesive agent within the chamber. A method of binding a first item to a second item includes: loading the first item and the second item into a sealed chamber defined by a housing; dispensing an adhesive agent through a dispenser in the chamber at a location where the first item contacts the second item; and directing a curing source to cure the adhesive agent with a curing device.



LAMINATION DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A lamination device according to embodiments of the present disclosure includes a support table, a first plate coupled to the support table, a second plate coupled to the first plate and configured to be attachable to and detachable from the first plate, a jig spaced from the second plate and configured to hold a window, the jig including a flat surface portion, and side surface portions extending from opposite sides of the flat surface portion, and a pad on the second plate and configured to pressurize an electric panel on the window.



FIXING DEVICE OF PLURALITY OF SHEETS ASSOCIATED WITH ABSORBENT ARTICLE, AND FIXING METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A fixing device for fixing an elastic sheet and a low-stretchable sheet via fixing parts while superposing the sheets in a thickness direction includes: a rotating member including protrusions on an outer peripheral surface to form the fixing parts and rotatable along a transport direction; and a sandwiching member arranged at a predetermined position of the rotating member in a rotational direction, and sandwiching the sheets by a surface portion in cooperation with each of the protrusions to form the fixing parts when each of the protrusions passes through the predetermined position, the surface portion being larger than a top surface of each of the protrusions. At a sandwiching position in which the sheets are sandwiched cooperatively by the sandwiching member and the rotating member, the low-stretchable sheet is located between the elastic sheet and the top surface of each of the protrusions of the rotating member.



METHOD FOR PROCESSING A CARRIER AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A GRAPHENE LAYER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

According to various embodiments, a method for processing a carrier may include: forming a layer structure over the carrier, the layer structure including a support layer and a two-dimensional layer over the support layer; wherein the layer structure has at least one opening that exposes a portion of the carrier; forming an auxiliary layer structure, wherein the auxiliary layer structure at least partially covers the layer structure and at least partially fills the at least one opening; and removing the support layer of the layer structure.



KIND OF PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR A FULLY COVERED LEATHER SHEATH PRODUCT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention discloses a kind of production process for a fully covered leather sheath product, which comprises the following steps of: determining peripheral dimensions of leather such as the length and width according to the size of the product, and coating the leather with an adhesive; putting the shell of a product to be covered into the upper die of a mold, placing the trimmed leather into the lower die of the mold, and positioning it by a positioning post; heating the above-mentioned leather placed in the lower die of the mold; closing the upper die and the lower die immediately after the heating treatment is complete; opening the mold until the lamination is complete, taking out the product from the mold and fitting it with a fixture for the stretching folding treatment; heating the product along with the fixture to bond the leather with the interior of the product shell; and pressing it along with the fixture after heating; taking the pressed product out of the fixture and cutting excessive leather, attaching an inner lining material of the same dimensions after the excessive leather is cut, and pressing the inner lining material for bonding. The objective of the present invention is to provide a production process for the fully covered leather sheath product, which has high production efficiency and can improve the overall product design effect.



Composite Columnar Structure Having Co-Bonded Reinforcement and Fabrication Method

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A columnar structure comprises a generally hollow laminate core, an outer composite skin, and a sleeve-like reinforcement. The sleeve-like reinforcement surrounds the laminate core and is sandwiched between the laminate core and the outer composite skin for reacting compressive loads imposed on the columnar structure.



Method and Device for Thermal Activation of Packaging Sleeves

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and device for thermal activation of tube-shaped packaging sleeves made of cardboard/plastic composite material, wherein a hot gas is applied to the tube-shaped packaging sleeve by a heating device in order to produce the base or the head of the packaging. To achieve even heating for the activation of the contact surfaces with production using simple construction, wherein the energy required for the activation process is used as completely as possible for the heating of the surfaces to be activated, the heating device is placed into effective contact with the surfaces to be activated by the heating device being moved inside the tube-shaped packaging sleeves for activation. The heating device has at least one nozzle element with an outlet opening, the external shape of which nozzle element corresponds to the internal shape of the end of the tube-shaped packaging sleeve to be activated.



METHOD OF TIRE TREAD PRODUCTION AND TIRE PRODUCED THEREBY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method is provided for manufacturing tread for a tire without necessarily extruding the tread profile. The tread is created from multiple discrete parts that are cut from a sheet of uncured rubber material. The parts are joined together to create the tread, which can be applied to a tire immediate and cured to form a tire. Different treads formed from different rubber compositions may be created. The treads may also be created in varying shape and lengths with different rubber compositions used in different parts of the tread. One or more tread pieces can be applied to the same or different tire intermediates, which may be advantageous for simultaneous testing of different tread designs.



BLEEDER CORD AFFIXING DEVICE AND METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A bleeder cord affixing device is made up of an affixing roller extending in a width direction of the treatment member and adapted to be pressed into the treatment member being moved, thereby to be rotated; and a roller moving mechanism that moves the affixing roller to and away from the treatment member. The roller moving mechanism operates to move the affixing roller to a pressed position urged to the treatment member, with a result that the affixing roller is caused to be rotated due to the movement of the treatment member at the pressed position and attaches the rubber member to the treatment member under the pressing force, and then presses the bleeder cords onto the treatment member to continuously affix the bleeder cords onto the surface of the treatment member.



Thermoplastic Composite Material with Improved Smoke Generation, Heat Release and Mechanical Properties

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite material having an advantageous combination of smoke generation, heat release, and mechanical property characteristics. The composite generally comprises a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic core containing discontinuous reinforcing fibers bonded together with one or more thermoplastic resins. The core material may further comprise at least one first skin material applied to a first surface of the core and/or one or more second skin material applied to a second surface of the core material. The thermoplastic core material has a maximum smoke density Ds (4 minutes) of less than 200 as measured in accordance with ASTM E662, a maximum heat release (5 minutes) of less than 65 kW/m2 as measured in accordance with FAA Heat release test FAR 25.853 (a) Appendix F, Part IV (OSU 65/65), and an average total heat release (2 minutes) of less than 65 kW/m2 as measured in accordance with FAA Heat release test FAR 25.853 (a) Appendix F, Part IV (OSU 65/65). The invention is useful in the manufacture of articles for aircraft, automotive, railcar, locomotive, bus, marine, aerospace and construction in which the certain advantages may be provided over other materials utilized for such applications.



WHEEL MADE OF FIBER COMPOSITES AND PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A one-part wheel which is made of fiber composites without interruption of fibers with excellent mechanical properties and with low weight at the same time as well as a process for the manufacture thereof. The wheel has especially a rim well as well as a wheel disk passing over into a wheel flange of the rim well, where the wheel disk is formed at least partly by fiber layers, which run from the rim well over a wheel flange and the wheel disk. The wheel is manufactured by a multipart mold with parts displaceable at least in the axial direction. The mold is completely removed after the deposition of fibers or remains as a lost core in the wheel.



LAYING DEVICE AND LAYING METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FIBER COMPOSITE SCRIM FOR FORMING A FIBER COMPOSITE COMPONENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A fiber composite laying device for manufacturing a fiber composite scrim for forming a fiber composite component, includes a laying head, which is configured to supply a fiber composite band continuously in a supply region. A laying roller is configured to receive the fiber composite band from the supply region to unroll it towards a laying surface and to press it onto the laying surface in a laying region. A press is located between the supply region and the laying region and is configured to press the fiber composite band onto the laying roller in a pressing region. A cutter is configured to cut the fiber composite band to length between the supply region and the pressing region.



SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A WIND TURBINE BLADE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system and method for manufacturing at least a portion of a wind turbine blade is described. The invention relates to a method for ensuring a minimum bond line height between wind turbine blade components, through the use of adhesive spacer elements. The adhesive spacer elements are positioned between the blade components prior to bonding, and act to define a buffer or space between the bonding surfaces of the respective blade components, such that the adhesive bond line height between components can be effectively guaranteed without the need for accurate alignment and positioning techniques.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR APPLYING MULTI-COMPONENT ADHESIVES USING JETTING VALVES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An apparatus and method for dispensing a multi-component adhesive using a pair of non-contact jetting valves. The multi-component adhesive is a combination of two or more individual reactive adhesive components, which are not adhesive by nature on their own, but which can be mixed to chemically react and form an adhesive. The individual reactive adhesive components are held and dispensed separately by the apparatus, such that the individual reactive adhesive components do not mix before they are deposited onto the target substrate.



EXTRUDED REINFORCEMENTS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A polymeric insert formed by extruding a material including polyamide and a plurality of long fibers to form a column structure having a first profile. A method for making such an insert comprising passing a polymeric material in a substantially flowable state through a die, and substantially simultaneously passing a fiber through the die, wherein during the passing step the polymeric material has a relative viscosity of less than about 60 according to ASTM D789.



COMPOSITE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING THEREOF

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A composite structure is provided. The composite structure includes a plurality of components coupled together forming a joint, wherein the plurality of components are oriented such that a gap is defined at least partially therebetween. A filler structure is positioned in the gap, and the filler structure includes a closed cell foam core.



RESIN MOLDING METHOD AND RESIN MOLDING DIE SET

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A technology capable of improving the production yield of molded articles. A film is supplied to a die surface of a resin molding die set. Next, the film is adhered to the die surface and caused to be in a state of being separated from the die surface at a corner section of a cavity recess. Next, a die set is closed to clamp the film. Next, a resin filling the interior of the cavity recess is thermoset, on the film provided therebetween, while adhering the film to the corner section.



SYSTEMS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL WEAVING OF COMPOSITE PREFORMS AND PRODUCTS WITH VARYING CROSS-SECTIONAL TOPOLOGY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system fabricating composite preforms includes a layer assembly stage with a first stage for receiving new layers, such as layer N; and a second stage for holding up to K layers, such as layers N−1 to N−K. An interlayer reinforcement insertion mechanism inserts interlayer reinforcements Q through layer N and the layers N−1 to N−K, using a first layer spacing between layer N−K and layer N−K−1 in a completed layer stage. Following the interlayer reinforcements Q insertion, the layer assembly stage transfers the layer N−K to the completed layer stage; closes the first layer spacing, bringing layers N−K and N−K−1 into contact; and transfers the layer N to the second stage. The system repeats this cycle of receiving new layers, inserting interlayer reinforcements using layer spacings between the second and completed layer stages, closing these layer spacings, and transferring layers to construct composite preforms with arbitrary numbers of layers.



PAINT MASKING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A masking system and method for painting a vehicle with parts made of dissimilar materials is provided. The masking system includes a masking gasket temporarily mounted between a mounting surface of a first part and a mounting surface of a second part. The masking gasket further includes a plurality of links, thermal expansion joints linking together the plurality of links, and mounting locations for securing the masking gasket to the first and second parts of the vehicle.



SUBSTRATE FOR SUSPENSION, AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention provides a substrate for suspension that includes a first structural part including a metal supporting substrate, an insulating layer, a wiring layer, and a cover layer, and a second structural part formed so as to extend continuously from the first structural part and has no metal supporting substrate. A position of an edge of an upper surface of the insulating layer coincides with a position of an edge of the lower surface of the cover layer or the position of the edge of the upper surface of the insulating layer is positioned on a side closer to the wiring layer than to the position of the edge of the lower surface of the cover layer at a boundary region between the first structural part and the second structural part.



Conveying Apparatus and a Conveying Method of Separator of Electric Device

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A conveying apparatus for a separator of an electrical device alternately laminates a first electrode and a second electrode of different polarity from the first electrode, with a separator interposed therebetween to form a laminated body for conveyance. The separator includes a melt material representing a substrate and a heat-resistant material laminated on one surface of the melt material and having a higher melting point than the melt material. The separator conveying apparatus includes a drive member which makes contact with the separator and conveys the separator; and a pressure member which, while urging the drive member via the separator, is driven by the drive member. The drive member makes contact with the melt material portion of the separator. With this separator conveying apparatus, it is possible to maintain constant feed size or dimension of the separator assembly.



LASER WELDING OF HIGH THERMAL EXPANSION GLASSES AND GLASS-CERAMICS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed herein are methods for welding a first substrate and a second substrate, the method comprising bringing the first and second substrates into contact to form a substrate interface, and directing a laser beam operating at a predetermined wavelength through the second substrate onto the substrate interface, wherein the first substrate absorbs light from the laser beam in an amount sufficient to form a weld between the first substrate and the second substrate. The disclosure also relates to glass and/or glass-ceramic packaging and OLED display produced according to the methods disclosed herein.



METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method of manufacturing a flexible display is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes preparing a carrier comprising a first region and a second region surrounding the first region, forming a first substrate forming layer over at least the first region of the carrier, removing a top surface of the carrier from the second region of the carrier and forming an adhesive layer over the first substrate forming layer throughout the first and second regions of the carrier. The method also includes forming a second substrate forming layer over the adhesive layer throughout the first and second regions of the carrier, and separating the first substrate forming layer from the carrier.



ANNULAR EDGE SEAL WITH CONVEX INNER SURFACE FOR ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An edge seal is arranged in an annular slot formed in an electrostatic chuck of a substrate processing system. The edge seal includes an annular body, a radially inner surface, a radially outer surface, a top surface, and a bottom surface. The radially inner surface is convex. The radially outer surface, the top surface and the bottom surface are generally planar.



SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM. AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An object of the present invention is to improve a substrate processing apparatus using the CARE method. The present invention provides a substrate processing apparatus for polishing a processing target region of a substrate by bringing the substrate and a catalyst into contact with each other in the presence of processing liquid. The substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holding unit configured to hold the substrate, a catalyst holding unit configured to hold the catalyst, and a driving unit configured to move the substrate holding unit and the catalyst holding unit relative to each other with the processing target region of the substrate and the catalyst kept in contact with each other. The catalyst is smaller than the substrate.



Cover Plate, Plasma Treatment System Including the Same and Plasma Treatment Method of the Plasma Treatment System

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A cover plate, a plasma treatment system, and a plasma treatment method therewith are disclosed. The plasma treatment system may include a window, an antenna electrode disposed on the window, and a cover plate disposed between the antenna electrode and the window to cover top and side surfaces of the window.



SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A substrate processing apparatus includes a placing table configured to hold a substrate having a processing target film, which is decomposed by irradiating an ultraviolet ray thereto under an oxygen-containing atmosphere; a processing chamber, configured to accommodate therein the substrate placed on the placing table, having therein the oxygen-containing atmosphere; and an ultraviolet ray irradiation device configured to irradiate the ultraviolet ray to the substrate within the processing chamber. Further, the placing table is provided with a surrounding member configured to surround the substrate placed on the placing table and restrict a gas introduction amount from an outside of the substrate toward above the substrate.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PLASMA TREATMENT OF SUBSTRATES

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A device for bombarding at least one substrate with a plasma with a first electrode fiend a second electrode that can be arranged opposite thereto, which electrodes are formed together producing the plasma between the electrodes wherein at least one of the electrodes is formed from at least two electrode units. In addition, this invention relates to a corresponding method.



MAGNETIZED EDGE RING FOR EXTREME EDGE CONTROL

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An apparatus, for treating a substrate in a plasma processing chamber with an electromagnet power source with leads. An edge ring body surrounds the substrate. An electromagnet is embedded within or attached to a surface of the edge ring body, extending more than half way around the edge ring, wherein the electromagnet is configured to provide a magnetic flux greater than 0.1 mTesla along more than half of an outer edge of the substrate, wherein the electromagnet comprises at least one winding, wherein the leads of the electromagnet power source are electrically connected to the at least one winding.



Plasma Processing Apparatus

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A plasma processing apparatus includes a chamber defining a process space, an upper electrode mounted in the chamber, the upper electrode including a first gas spray port located in a central region of the upper electrode and a second gas spray port located in a peripheral region of the upper electrode, a lower electrode located opposite the upper electrode across the process space, a first gas supply unit configured to supply a first process gas into the process space via the first gas spray port and the second gas spray port, a second gas supply unit configured to supply a second process gas into the process space via the second gas spray port, a sensor configured to sense a state of plasma in an edge portion of the process space, and a controller configured to control the second gas supply unit in response to an output signal of the sensor.



Method of and System for Coating a Field Joint of a Pipe

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method of coating a field joint of a pipeline places at least one body having a thermoplastics material around the field joint. The body is heated in a mould cavity around the field joint to effect thermal expansion of the thermoplastics material. Thermal expansion of the body in the mould cavity is constrained to apply elevated pressure between the body and pipe sections joined at the field joint. The elevated pressure improves bonding and fusing between the body, which forms a field joint coating, and the parent coatings and the exposed pipe sections of the pipe joints. The body need not be fully molten, which reduces the mould residence time including in-mould heating and cooling phases.



Method for Producing an Adhesive Screw Connection Using a Flow Drill Screw, and Flow Drill Screw Usable Therefor

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for producing an adhesive screw connection between at least one upper component and at least one lower component using a flow drill screw, and a corresponding flow drill screw are provided. In the method an adhesive is applied to at least one of the upper and lower components, the flow drill screw penetrates the upper component at the joining point through a pre-drilled hole, and the flow drill screw is screwed into the lower component to form a flow-drilled hole and to join the upper and lower components. A protective ring through which a screw shank of the flow drill screw passes during the screwing-in operation is located in the pre-drilled hole. The protective ring may be capitvely held on the screw shank of the flow drill screw.



BONDING METHOD

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method is provided of bonding a first component to a second component. The method includes: locating the first component against the second component to form an interface between the components, a curable adhesive being provided at the interface; locating a pressurisable, fluid-filled bladder against the first component such that the first component is sandwiched between the second component and the bladder; locating a backing member against the bladder such that the bladder is sandwiched between the backing member and the first component; pressurising the bladder such that a consolidating pressure is exerted by the bladder on the first component to conform the first component to the second component; and curing the adhesive while the first component is conformed to the second component by the consolidating pressure.



MULTILAYER COATING METHOD FOR PREVENTING EROSION OF CAVITATION

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to a multilayer coating method for preventing erosion due to cavitation capable of enhancing adhesion with a coating layer, reducing waste of the material by a bonding method of a film prepared during top coating, and simplifying a process even while ensuring wear resistance and high stiffness of the material itself by surface-treating the material by a different method from the related art.



PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR FORMING A GRAPHENE LAYER

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The invention concerns a method of forming a graphene layer involving: heating a support layer in a reaction chamber; and forming the graphene layer on a surface of the support layer by: a) during a first time period, introducing into the reaction chamber an organic compound gas to cause a formation of carbon atoms on the surface; b) during a second time period after the first time period, reducing a rate of introduction of the organic compound gas into the reaction chamber and introducing into the reaction chamber a further gas, wherein the further gas is a carbon etching gas; and repeating a) and b) one or more times.



COVERING FOR AN ITEM AND COMPOSITION THEREOF

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for covering an item to decorate the item is provided. The method includes providing a covering and wrapping the covering on a surface of the item to decorate the item. The covering composition is also provided. The covering composition includes at least glycerol, polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene oxide, carboxymethyl cellulose sodium, polyoxymethylene sorbitan monolaurate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate, boric acid, 2-phenodyethanol, polyhexamethylene biguanidine hydrochloride, chloroxylenol, and methyl Paraben.



COEFFICIENT OF THERMAL EXPANSION FILLER FOR VANADIUM-BASED FRIT MATERIALS AND/OR METHODS OF MAKING AND/OR USING THE SAME

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Certain example embodiments relate to seals for glass articles. Certain example embodiments relate to a composition used for sealing an insulted glass unit. In certain example embodiments the composition includes vanadium oxide, barium oxide, zinc oxide, and at least one additional additive. For instance, another additive that is a different metal oxide or different metal chloride may be provided. In certain example embodiments, a composition may be combined with a binder solution that substantially or completely burns out by the time the composition is melted. In certain example embodiments, a CTE filler is included with a frit material. In certain example embodiments, a vacuum insulated glass unit includes first and second glass substrates that are sealed together with a seal that includes the above-described composition.



Automatic high speed labeling system

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A high speed automatic produce labeling system is provided, having a label dispense cycle of less than 17 milliseconds and capable of dispensing and applying 1,000 labels per minute per lane. First and second direct gear drives are actuated by a single stepper motor. A removable label cassette is driven by the first direct gear drive; the cassette carries a label carrier strip. An improved Geneva wheel drive forms part of the first gear drive which substantially reduces jerk and tearing of the label carrier strip while maintaining high labeling speed. The label cassette includes several quick-change components allowing the system to apply different size labels. An improved tensioning system is provided, minimizing slipping and tearing of the label carrier strip. An improved stripper plate tip actuator is also provided.



MULTI-PIECE DECAL SYSTEM AND METHODS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A multi-piece decal system for changing an appearance of a surface of an object, having a set of decal pieces, the set of decal pieces having a top side having a decorative design, and a bottom side having an adhesive, and a number of cutouts equal with the number of components associated with the surface of the object, wherein the set's outer contour matches the surface's outer contour, such that application of the set of decal pieces to the surface of the object can be accomplished without removal of any of the components associated with the surface of the object, and such that no cuts are needed on any of the decal pieces during the application of the set of decal pieces to the surface of the object.