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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
427554000 Laser 115
427557000 Thermal processes (e.g., radiant heat, infrared, etc.) 85
20090017223PRE-PREG AND LAMINATE MANUFACTURE - A method and apparatus for manufacturing a b-stage pre-preg of resin impregnated paper or non-woven. The method includes irradiating a resin impregnated paper or non-woven with near infra-red (NIR) radiation to at least partially remove solvent by evaporation of the solvent, and to advance cure of the resin, whereby to produce an at least partially dried and at least partially cured b-stage pre-preg. The apparatus includes a resin impregnation station (01-15-2009
20110064889METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF ELECTROLESS PLATING MATERIAL - A production method of an electroless plating material of the present invention is a method for the production of an electroless plating material that has a surface to be plated by electroless plating, and includes an ozone treatment step in which a material body that is made of a resin is brought into contact with a solution that contains ozone to form a modified layer in a surface of the material body, and a superficial layer removal step in which, after the ozone treatment step, the surface of the material body is irradiated with ultraviolet rays to remove a superficial layer of the modified layer.03-17-2011
20090324846POLYENE PIGMENT COMPOSITIONS FOR TEMPORARY HIGHLIGHTING AND MARKING OF PRINTED MATTER - Disclosed herein are compositions comprising a polyene compound and an additive selected from the group consisting of antioxidant, surfactant, oil, wax, solvent, and a combination thereof. Also disclosed herein are methods of temporarily marking a surface comprising marking the surface with a composition as disclosed herein, where the marking has a color intensity; and exposing the surface to ambient light and ambient air, whereby the color intensity of the marking decreases over a period of time. Further, disclosed herein are markers comprising a composition as disclosed herein.12-31-2009
20100119731APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UV IRRADIATION OF ONE OR MORE RADIATION-CURABLE COATINGS - The present invention relates to an apparatus for UV irradiation of one or more radiation-curable coatings, which coatings have been applied to a substrate, which apparatus comprises a radiation unit for irradiating said one or more radiation-curable coatings present on the substrate, which substrate is passed under the radiation unit, wherein the apparatus further comprises a shutter element, which shutter element is positioned between the substrate and the radiation unit, and which comprises at least one plate, which plate is movable over some distance in the plane substantially parallel to the substrate for defining the area over which said one or more radiation-curable coatings present on the substrate will be irradiated by the radiation unit.05-13-2010
20130078389PATTERN FORMATION METHOD - The present invention aims to provide a pattern formation method capable of shortening processing time by accelerating a decomposition reaction of a silane coupling agent. The present invention comprises a step for arranging a silane coupling agent (03-28-2013
20130084404APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR TREATING SUBSTRATE - Provided is an apparatus and method for treating a substrate, and more particularly, an apparatus and method for treating a substrate which performs a patterning process. The substrate treating apparatus includes a stage on which a substrate is placed, a discharge unit that discharges ink to form lines on the substrate placed on the stage, a solidifying unit that solidifies the discharged ink, and a transfer unit moving the stage or moving the discharge unit and the solidifying unit.04-04-2013
20130078390METHODS AND PROCESSES FOR ATTACHING COMPOUNDS TO MATRICES - The present invention describes extremely rapid and efficient methods for the attachment of chemical moieties to matrices by the use of microwave technology. The methods of the invention can be applied in a variety of ways for the preparation of different types of matrices for a variety of applications including but not limited to the functionalization of various solid supports, and matrices in the form of powder, beads, sheets, and other suitable surfaces for use in applications including but not limited to oligonucleotide synthesis, peptide synthesis, environmental clean up (removal of toxic materials), immunoassays, affinity chromatography, combinatorial chemistry, microarrays, proteomics and medical diagnostics.03-28-2013
20130040070METHOD FOR FORMING MICROSTRUCTURE PATTERN BASED ON SOLUTION PROCESS - Disclosed is a method for forming a microstructure pattern based on a solution process. The method includes the steps of forming a photoresist pattern on a hydrophilic substrate; forming a self-assembled monolayer on the hydrophilic substrate formed thereon with the photoresist pattern; forming a self-assembled monolayer pattern by removing the photoresist pattern; coating a dewetting solution on the hydrophilic substrate formed thereon with the self-assembled monolayer pattern such that the dewetting solution is coated only on a hydrophilic surface of the hydrophilic substrate exposed through the self-assembled monolayer pattern by primary dewetting; and drying the dewetting solution coated on the hydrophilic surface of the hydrophilic substrate and allowing the dewetting solution to be hardened after flowing to an edge of the dewetting solution by secondary dewetting such that only a solute of the dewetting solution remains.02-14-2013
20130089677Method For Applying Hot Melt Adhesive Powder Onto A Shoe Or Sole Part - A method for applying hot melt adhesive powder onto a sole or shoe part includes the steps of applying a cleaning agent, irradiating, applying a conductive liquid which has a conductivity at least 100 times higher than water, spraying hot melt adhesive powder; and heating. The method can save energy, reduce the working space, reduce the labor intensity and improve the working environment by making the spraying and the melting operation of the hot melt adhesive carry out automatically.04-11-2013
20100136257SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A method of processing a substrate in a substrate processing apparatus that is arranged adjacent to an exposure device and includes first, second and third processing units, includes forming a photosensitive film on the substrate by said first processing unit before exposure processing by said exposure device and applying washing processing to the substrate by supplying a washing liquid to the substrate in said second processing unit after the formation of said photosensitive film and before the exposure processing. The method also includes applying drying processing to the substrate in said second processing unit after the washing processing by said second processing unit and before the exposure processing and applying development processing to the substrate by said third processing unit after the exposure processing. Applying the drying processing to the substrate includes the step of supplying an inert gas onto the substrate, to which the washing liquid is supplied.06-03-2010
20110045204COATING PROCESS AND COATED PRODUCTS - A surface treatment material useful in making coatings to be applied to fomitic surfaces to inhibit the proliferation of microorganisms, especially bacteria, comprises a photocatalytic component consisting of a metal oxide catalyst together with a metal dopant acting as an upconversion luminescence agent, for example based upon ErCl02-24-2011
20090233005Microwave-promoted creation of catalytic species - Use of microwave energy for producing active catalytic species in complexes having a dipolar or ionic structure.09-17-2009
20090047443CLEARCOAT COMPOSITION FOR USE IN WATERBORNE BASECOAT-CLEARCOAT COMPOSITE COATINGS - A process for forming a color-clear multilayer coating on a substrate is disclosed. The clear basecoat is a waterborne coating and the clear topcoat is isocyanate containing and comprises a polyene and a polythiol. The isocyanate can be present as a separate component or can be an isocyanate-functional polyene.02-19-2009
20120114875SURFACE CONTAMINATION METROLOGY - The present disclosure is directed to a method for determining the state of cleanliness of an optical component (an optic) before any coating is applied to the surface. In method is particularly applicable to optical elements and components that are intended for uses in the DUV (deep ultraviolet) and EUV (extreme ultraviolet) wavelength regions. The disclosure combines a cleaning procedure with contamination metrology utilizing a spectrometer to provide a method that will determine the state of cleanliness of the component surface by measurement of the fluorescence spectrum of the optic and comparing the measured value with a standard or reference optic of known, acceptable cleanliness. The disclosure is further directed to an optic having a selected coating thereon that is formed according to the method described herein.05-10-2012
20090011142METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PATTERNED THIN-FILM LAYER - A method for manufacturing a patterned thin-film layer includes the steps of: providing a substrate with a plurality of banks thereon, the plurality of banks defining a plurality of spaces therein for receiving ink therein, each of the banks having a top surface; providing a UV light source for emitting UV light toward the substrate; disposing a photo mask between the UV light source and the substrate; applying UV light on the substrate through the photo mask so as to reduce surface wettability of the ink on the top surfaces of the substrate, wherein the UV light is applied in a manner that the top surfaces of the banks are blocked by the photo mask and thus free of radiation from the UV light emitted from the UV light source; applying the ink into the spaces; and curing the ink so as to form a patterned thin-film layer on the substrate.01-08-2009
20090291229METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STEAM HEATING WITH DRYING OF SOLVENTS - A method for drying wood based materials includes applying a treatment including a first chemical, such as a solvent, to a wood based material. The wood based material is preheated using steam. At least part of an atmosphere is evacuated from around the wood based material. The wood based material is dried using heated using steam and is exposed to radiation to evaporate at least a portion of the first chemical.11-26-2009
20110281039METHOD FOR PREVENTING OR REDUCING CONTAMINATION OF AN IMMERSION TYPE PROJECTION APPARATUS AND AN IMMERSION TYPE LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS - A method for preventing or reducing contamination of an immersion type projection apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes at least one immersion space that is at least partially filled with a liquid when the apparatus projects a beam of radiation onto a substrate. The method includes rinsing at least part of the immersion space with a rinsing liquid before the apparatus is used to project the beam of radiation onto a substrate.11-17-2011
20090311440PHOTO-CURING PROCESS FOR METALLIC INKS - A solution of metal ink is mixed and then printed or dispensed onto the substrate using the dispenser. The film then is dried to eliminate water or solvents. In some cases, a thermal curing step can be introduced subsequent to dispensing the film and prior to the photo-curing step. The substrate and deposited film can be cured using an oven or by placing the substrate on the surface of a heater, such as a hot plate. Following the drying and/or thermal curing step, a laser beam or focused light from the light source is directed onto the surface of the film in a process known as direct writing. The light serves to photo-cure the film such that it has low resistivity.12-17-2009
20090311439Short Thermal Profile Oven Useful For Screen Printing - The present invention(s) provide an apparatus and method for efficiently drying material deposited on a substrate surface. The apparatus and methods described herein may be useful for removing a solvent type material from a material deposited on a surface of a substrate. In some cases the material may be deposited using a screen printing process. In one embodiment, a screen printing chamber is adapted to deposit a patterned material on a crystalline silicon substrate and then dry the deposited material in a drying chamber. In one embodiment, the screen printing chamber and the drying chamber are both positioned within the Rotary line tool or the Softline™ tool available from Baccini S.p.A., which is owned by Applied Materials, Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.12-17-2009
20110300305MECHANICAL SINTERING OF NANOPARTICLE INKS AND POWDERS - Nanoparticle inks and powders are sintered using an applied mechanical energy, such as uniaxial pressure, hydrostatic pressure, and ultrasonic energy, which may also include applying a sheer force to the inks or powders in order to make the resultant film or line conductive.12-08-2011
20090181183Stabilized Metal Nanoparticles and Methods for Depositing Conductive Features Using Stabilized Metal Nanoparticles - A metal nanoparticle composition includes a thermally decomposable or UV decomposable stabilizer. A method of forming conductive features on a substrate, includes providing a solution containing metal nanoparticles with a stabilizer; and liquid depositing the solution onto the substrate, wherein during the deposition or following the deposition of the solution onto the substrate, decomposing and removing the stabilizer, by thermal treatment or by UV treatment, at a temperature below about 180° C. to form conductive features on the substrate.07-16-2009
20100034981METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CERAMIC FILTER ELEMENT - In a method for manufacturing a ceramic filter element for an exhaust gas filter of internal combustion engines, a combustible non-ceramic filter medium is shaped to a coil and the coil is impregnated with a ceramic slurry having a powder size distribution selected such that the ceramic filter element in the finished state has a desired porosity distribution across the coil cross-section of the ceramic filter element.02-11-2010
20090252891Structure matter of thin film particles having carbon skeleton, processes for the production of the structure matter and the thin-film particles and uses thereof - The present invention provides a structure matter composed of (a) oxidized form thin film particle(s) which are obtained by oxidizing graphite, have a thickness of 0.4 nm to 10 μm and a planar-direction size at least twice as large as the thickness, have lyophilic to a liquid having a relative dielectric constant of 15 or more and have a carbon skeleton or an oxidized form lamination layer aggregate in which the oxidized form thin film particles are combined with each other, or (b) reduced form thin film particle(s) or a reduced form lamination layer aggregate obtained by partially or completely reducing the above oxidized form thin film particle (s) or the above oxidized form lamination layer aggregate so as to have an oxygen content of 0 to 35 wt %, and (c) a substrate, the oxidized form thin film particle(s), the oxidized form lamination layer aggregate, the reduced form thin film particle(s) or the reduced form lamination layer aggregate being in contact with the substrate, its use and a method for reducing thin film particles having a carbon skeleton.10-08-2009
20100098879Method for Manufacturing Light-Emitting Device - A method for manufacturing a light-emitting device is provided, which includes a step of forming a light-absorbing layer including an unevenness portion over a first substrate, a step of forming a first organic compound layer over the light-absorbing layer, a step of providing a second substrate over the first substrate with the light-absorbing layer and the first organic compound layer interposed therebetween, and a step of irradiating the light-absorbing layer with light to deposit a second organic compound layer including a material contained in the first organic compound layer onto the second substrate.04-22-2010
20090291230INK AND METHOD OF FORMING ELECTRICAL TRACES USING THE SAME - A silver-containing ink includes an aqueous carrier medium having both a silver salt and an amine sensitizer for the silver salt dissolved therein, and a light sensitive reducing agent dispersed in the aqueous carrier medium. The amine sensitizer includes at one or more amine group; and the light sensitive reducing agent is capable of reducing the silver in the silver-containing ink to silver particles when irradiated.11-26-2009
20130189445APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEPOSITING THIN FILM - A thin film deposition apparatus includes a substrate supporting unit supporting a substrate, a deposition source evaporating a deposition material to supply a steam of the deposition material to the substrate, and a deposition source shifting unit moving the deposition source so that the deposition source is relatively shifted with respect to the substrate supporting unit.07-25-2013
20120034391MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR POROUS MATERIAL - A manufacturing process for a porous material is provided. The manufacturing process for a porous material includes the steps of: mixing a non-ionic surfactant with a precursor of a predetermined material to form a mixture comprising a continuous phase and a liquid crystalline mesophase comprising the non-ionic surfactants, wherein the precursor is essentially located in the continuous phase; coating or depositing the mixture onto a flexible substrate; and converting the precursor of the predetermined material.02-09-2012
20110014392Electrochemical cell structure and method of fabrication - A method of forming an electrochemical cell includes: forming a bank structure on a first conducting material; forming a first metal oxide material on the first conducting material in a first opening hole of the bank structure, and fabricating a first metal oxide by heating the first metal oxide material. The bank-structure forming step includes forming a bank material and patterning the bank material.01-20-2011
20090258160METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC THIN FILM BY USING FILM PHYSICAL PROPERTY IMPROVING PROCESS - The object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing an organic thin film which film properties such as heat resistance or durability are improved. It is a method for producing an organic thin film for forming an organic thin film on a substrate surface, comprising at least a step (B) of allowing the substrate to contact with an organic solvent solution comprising a metal surfactant having at least one or more hydrolysable group or hydroxyl group, and a catalyst that can interact with the metal surfactant, wherein the method further comprises after the step (B), a step (E1) of heating the substrate which has been in contact with the organic solvent solution at 100° C. to 150° C.; a step (E2) of immersing the substrate which has been in contact with the organic solvent solution in a warm water of 40° C. or more and less than the boiling point; or a step (E3) of allowing the substrate which has been in contact with the organic solvent solution to contact with a moisture vapor of 60° C. to 150° C.10-15-2009
20110143051Electrically Conductive Emulsion Ink and Method for Producing Electrically Conductive Thin Film Using the Same - An electrically conductive emulsion ink is provided, which can form an electrically conductive thin film from metal nanoparticles on various substrates at a relatively low temperature in short time with simple procedures.06-16-2011
20090104372METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COATING SUBSTRATES - Disclosed are methods for coating a substrate. These methods include: (a) vertically orienting the substrate between a vertically oriented backstop and a spray gun; (b) at least partially coating the vertically oriented substrate with a substantially 100% solids, radiation curable liquid coating composition by passing the composition through the spray gun wherein the composition is atomized; whereby a portion of the atomized coating composition deposits on the vertically oriented substrate and a portion of the atomized coating composition deposits on the vertically oriented backstop; (c) exposing the coated substrate to ionizing radiation and/or actinic radiation to cure the coating composition deposited thereon; and (d) removing and reusing at least a portion of the coating composition deposited on the vertically oriented backstop. Related coating systems are also disclosed.04-23-2009
20090162568MANUFACTURING METHOD OF OPTICAL FILM - A method of manufacturing an optical film includes steps of providing a substrate first and performing an alignment treatment on the surface of the substrate or forming an alignment layer on the substrate. A first liquid crystal layer is then coated on the aligned surface of the substrate or on the surface of the alignment layer, and thereafter, a first curing step is performed. After a second alignment layer is coated on the surface of the first liquid crystal layer, a second curing step is performed so as to form a multi-layer including the first and second liquid crystal layers.06-25-2009
20090252890METHOD FOR PRODUCING ANISOTROPIC FILM - A simple method for producing an anisotropic film, which does not require a light irradiation device having a special mechanism or an advanced alignment adjustment system, is provided. A film containing a photoreactive material is arranged on a polarizing element, and an anisotropy is provided to the film containing a photoreactive material by irradiating the film with light through the polarizing element. With this method, an anisotropic film can be formed on the polarizing element.10-08-2009
20080317971METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD - A method for manufacturing a liquid discharge head including a flow path forming member to form a flow path communicating with a discharge port for discharging liquids includes forming an organic material layer on a substrate, applying a soluble resin on the organic material layer to form a resin layer, patterning the resin layer to form a pattern with a shape of the flow path, forming a cover layer as the flow path forming member on the pattern, forming the discharge port to expose a part of the pattern from the cover layer, eluting the pattern from the discharge port to form the flow path, irradiating a substance sticking to a surface of the flow path forming member on which the discharge port is formed with ultraviolet light, wherein the substance contains at least the organic material, and removing the sticking substance.12-25-2008
20100189919Imaging System And Process Using Monoclonal Antibodies - An imaging system including a substrate; a monoclonal antibody coated on at least a portion of the substrate; at least one antigen dye that will bind to the monoclonal antibody coated portion of the receiving substrate upon exposure to light; wherein an image projected onto the monoclonal antibody coated substrate is recorded in the antigen dye particles that bind to the monoclonal antibody coated portion of the substrate.07-29-2010
20100260945SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OPTICAL CURING USING A REFLECTOR - Systems and methods for curing a curable coating with electromagnetic radiation are provided. The system may include a reflector having a focusing reflective surface, a source focal region, and an object focal region. An array of UV LEDs may be positioned within the source focal region to emit an electromagnetic radiation toward the focusing reflective surface. The focusing reflective surface can reflect light emitted by the array of UV LEDs toward the curing surface located within the object focal region of the reflector.10-14-2010
20110059267SURFACE TREATMENT OF SILICON NANOPARTICLES - The present invention relates to the treatment of photoluminescent silicon nanoparticles in order to give them surface functionalities, for example amine radicals or other radicals, that favor their use especially in biology for labeling applications. A reaction is then applied to the nanoparticles in order to create a surface coating that gives the nanoparticles these functionalities, especially a protection against dissolution in an aqueous medium. The process comprises, prior to this coating reaction, a passivation of the silicon nanoparticles that favors the creation of bonds of Si—OH type at the surface, this type of bond making it possible to obtain a multiplicity of functionalities including, in particular, amines, thiols, polyethylene glycol, as surface radicals.03-10-2011
20100255214MICRO-LENS ENHANCED ELEMENT - A micro-lens enhanced element comprises a substrate bearing sequences of printed image elements, each sequence containing image elements from more than one image. A transparent spacer layer is coated over the interlaced image strips. Lenticular lenses are fashioned over each sequence of image elements by deposition of a transparent layer of low surface energy polydimethyl siloxane based material and ablation of the same to create strips of material adhesive to a polymeric lens forming material between consecutive sequences of printed image elements. During deposition of a liquid lens forming material, the liquid withdraws from the liquid adhesive low surface energy strips to form a meniscus, thereby providing lenticular lenses. The transparent low surface energy material comprises a near infrared dye with low absorption in the visible range of the spectrum to render the material both transparent and ablateable by infrared laser.10-07-2010
20110236595CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR IMPRINTS, PATTERNING METHOD AND PATTERN - Provided is a curable composition for imprints having good patternability and dry etching resistance. Disclosed is a curable composition for imprints comprising a polymerizable monomer (Ax) having a substituent having an aromatic group and having a molecular weight of 100 or more, and a photopolymerization initiator.09-29-2011
20100266784Self-Repairing Cyclic Oxide-Substituted Chitosan Polyurethane Networks - Thermosetting polymeric compositions, such as polyurethane compositions, and related methods are provided. The invention relates to coating and polymer compositions and related methods derived from a biodegradable natural polysaccharide compound such as chitosan, pectin, heparin, and combinations thereof reacted to a cyclic oxide compound, such as an oxetane, oxolane or oxepane compound. The compositions and methods of the present invention exhibit self-repairing properties upon exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. The compositions and methods of the present invention can be used in many coating applications, such as the transportation, packaging, fashion, and biomedical industries.10-21-2010
20100304043Method of manufacturing silicon film by using silicon solution process - Provided may be a method of manufacturing a silicon (Si) film by using a Si solution process. According to the method of manufacturing the Si film, the Si film may be manufactured by preparing a Si forming solution. The ultraviolet rays (UV) may be irradiated on the prepared Si forming solution. The Si forming solution may be coated on a substrate and a solvent in the Si forming solution may be coated on the substrate. An electron beam may be irradiated on the Si forming solution from which the solvent is removed.12-02-2010
20110117291TEMPLATE TREATMENT METHOD, PROGRAM, COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM, TEMPLATE TREATMENT APPARATUS AND IMPRINT SYSTEM - In a template treatment of forming a film of a release agent on a treatment surface of a template, the treatment surface of the template is first cleaned. Thereafter, in a coating unit, the release agent is applied to the treatment surface of the template. The release agent on the template is then dried. Then, alcohol is applied to the release agent on the template to make the release agent adhere to the treatment surface of the template and to remove an unreacted portion of the release agent. Thereafter, the alcohol on the template is dried and removed. In this manner, a film of the release agent is formed in a predetermined film thickness on the treatment surface of the template.05-19-2011
20110086182Magnetic device, perpendicular magnetic recording head, magnetic recording system, method of forming magnetic layer pattern, and method of manufacturing perpendicular magnetic recording head - Provided is a method of manufacturing a perpendicular magnetic recording head which can enhance accuracy and simplify the manufacturing process. The method includes: forming a photoresist pattern having an opening part (the inclination of an inner wall); forming a non-magnetic layer (the inclination of another inner wall) so as to narrow the opening part by a dry film forming method such as ALD method; stacking a seed layer and a plating layer so as to bury the opening part provided with the non-magnetic layer; and forming a main magnetic pole layer (a front end portion having a bevel angle) by polishing the non-magnetic layer, the seed layer, and the plating layer by CMP method until the photoresist pattern is exposed. The final opening width (the forming width of the front end portion) is unsusceptible to variations, thus reducing the number of the steps of forming the main magnetic layer.04-14-2011
20100062178Apparatus and method for fabricating one-dimensional nanostructures on flexible substrates - An apparatus and method are provided for forming one dimensional nanostructures. The method comprises ink jet printing (03-11-2010
20090317563ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A manufacturing method for an electronic device, the method including forming a transparent conductive film, including conductive polymers, on a base material, and irradiating ultraviolet light onto a part of the transparent conductive film such that first regions of the transparent conductive film are not irradiated and second regions, adjacent to the first regions, are irradiated, thus forming irradiated portions and non-irradiated portions. The irradiated portions having an electrical resistance value higher than that of the non-irradiated portions. The ultraviolet light includes a wavelength that exhibits an absorbance in an absorption spectrum of the conductive polymers, of the transparent conductive film, two or more times higher than that of a background.12-24-2009
20120121821RENEWABLE RESOURCE-BASED METAL-CONTAINING MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS OF THE SAME - In accordance with certain aspects of the present disclosure, a method of producing carbon-metal nanocomposites includes (a) treating a material containing at least one o-catechol unit with a first solution of hexamine such that the material becomes hexamine treated; (b) treating the material with a second solution having a plurality of metal ions such that the material becomes metal treated; (c) treating the material with a third solution of alkali such that the material becomes alkali treated; and (d) heating the alkali, metal and hexamine treated material after (a), (b), and (c) for a predetermined period of time such that a plurality of carbon-metal nanocomposites having metal nanoparticles dispersed in the material are produced.05-17-2012
20120201975Aqua-printing gelatinous film and aqua-printing method using the same - Disclosed is aqua-printing gelatinous film and aqua-printing method using the same, in which a UV coating layer is formed on the surface of a water soluble gelatinous film, and a pattern is printed thereon, after that a protecting layer is covered over there so as to make up the aqua-printing gelatinous film which is brought to print on the surface of a working piece. Then the work piece is radiated with the UV ray from a UV lamp thereby pattern is fixedly printed on the work piece. The working process is simple, efficient and neat without causing pollution.08-09-2012
20080268169Cationically Curable Coating Compositions - We have found that the use of a multifunctional oxetane containing two or more oxetane groups as the, or part of the, polymerisable component of a cationically initiated energy-curable coating composition with a thioxanthonium photoinitiator gives a coating composition which is useful for a variety of printing processes, including flexographic printing.10-30-2008
20100129565INK COMPOSITION AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD - The invention provides an ink composition including a sensitizer represented by the following Formula (I), a photopolymerization initiator, and a polymerizable compound having an ethylenic unsaturated bond. In the Formula (I), R05-27-2010
20120207947ELECTRON TRANSPORTING TITANIUM OXIDE LAYER - A method for making a solution for forming a titanium oxide sol-gel layer. Is provided. The method comprises the steps of: mixing an acid with water thereby obtaining a first mixture, mixing the first mixture with a water miscible alcohol, thereby obtaining a second mixture, mixing an amine compound, e.g., ethanolamine, to the second mixture, thereby obtaining a third mixture, waiting enough time for the third mixture to reach room temperature, e.g. from 10 to 15 minutes, and adding a titanium oxide precursor to the third mixture, thereby obtaining the solution.08-16-2012
20110135839LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF FORMING A LYOPHOBIC COATING ON A SURFACE - A method of forming a lyophobic coating on a surface having oxidized groups is disclosed. The method includes bringing into contact with the surface a silane or siloxane having the formula SiX06-09-2011
20120308738PHOTOLABILE PRO-FRAGRANCES - Photolabile scent storage substance that are capable of photoinduced release of cyclic compounds have at least one cyclic double bond. These scent storage substances are special ketones, and enable greatly improved stability of the scent impression, in particular with a fresh character, in typical applications, for example in textile laundering, room scenting, and in the cosmetic sector. More economical utilization of the stored scents can thereby be ensured. Also described are corresponding washing or cleaning agents, scenting methods, and methods for manufacturing the special ketones.12-06-2012
20100021653METHOD OF FORMING ELECTRICAL TRACES ON SUBSTRATE - An exemplary method for forming electrical traces on a substrate includes flowing steps. Firstly, a circuit pattern is formed on the substrate by printing a silver ions-containing ink. The ink comprises an aqueous carrier medium, and a silver halide emulsion soluble in the aqueous carrier medium. Secondly, an irradiation ray irradiates the circuit pattern to reduce the silver ions into silver to form a silver particle circuit pattern comprised of silver particles. Thirdly, a metal overcoat layer is electroless-plated on the silver particle circuit pattern thereby obtaining electrical traces.01-28-2010
20090104373METHODS FOR APPLYING FLUORESCENT ULTRAVIOLET CURABLE VARNISHES - Disclosed is methods for applying a radiation curable fluorescent varnish to a document and authenticating the document via the radiation curable fluorescent varnish. The ultraviolet radiation curable fluorescent varnish comprising at least one curable monomer or oligomer, at least one photoinitiator, and at least one fluorescent material, wherein upon exposure to activating radiation, the fluorescent material fluoresces to cause a visible change in the appearance of the ultraviolet radiation curable fluorescent varnish. The methods include determining a location of printed portions of an image on a substrate and digitally printing the ultraviolet radiation curable fluorescent varnish onto the substrate in image registration only upon one or more portions of the determined printed portions on the substrate.04-23-2009
20100215868MICRO CROSS-SECTION PROCESSING METHOD - A micro cross-section processing method includes the steps of determining a linear cross-section estimated position including an observation object on a surface of the sample, irradiating the focused ion beam to the cross-section estimated position perpendicularly to or at a tilt angle to form a cross-section at a position in front of the cross-section estimated position, irradiating the focused ion beam to both ends of the cross-section to form side cuts extending to a position in rear of the cross-section estimated position, irradiating the focused ion beam to a position on the surface of the cross-section and at a position deeper than the observation object to form a bottom cut extending to a position in rear of the cross-section estimated position, irradiating the focused ion beam along from the side cuts to the cross-section estimated position to form wedges connecting to the bottom cut, and applying impact to a region in front of the cross-section estimated position of the sample to cleave the vicinity of the cross-section estimated position between the wedges and form a plane of cleavage.08-26-2010
20100209619Printed wiring board and method for manufacturing the same - A method for manufacturing a printed wiring board having one or more layers of a conductive pattern and an insulating pattern, including forming an insulating pattern on an insulating substrate; semi-hardening at least one of the insulating substrate and the insulating pattern; forming a conductive pattern on the insulating substrate and/or the insulating pattern, thereby providing a stack structure; performing a thermal treatment on the stack structure to fully harden the semi-hardened insulating substrate and/or insulating pattern; and firing the conductive pattern. In the method, the conductive pattern and the insulating pattern are simultaneously formed on the same layer using an inkjet process.08-19-2010
20110165343FRESNEL LENS COATING PROCESS - The present method for coating a Fresnel lens comprises providing an uncoated Fresnel lens blank having a structure surface and a non-structured surface, providing a transparent mold part having molding surface substantially matching the base curvature of the Fresnel lens, depositing a metered quantity of coating resin between the molding surface and the structured surface of the Fresnel lens, applying pressure between the Fresnel lens and the mold part while maintaining the distance between the molding surface and the structure surface so that the thickness of the coating is greater than 1.5 times the Fresnel structural height of the structured surface and less than 5 times of the Fresnel structure height of the structured surface and curing the resin coating in situ by directing the incident UV radiation at the Fresnel lens.07-07-2011
20090130334Fabrication method and apparatus - A fabrication method and apparatus, the method comprising the steps of: providing a liquid precursor over a surface of the substrate; and irradiating at least a region of the surface of the substrate with a light beam such as to fabricate a structure thereon from the liquid precursor.05-21-2009
20100247800Compositions and Methods Incorporating Photocatalysts - The present invention includes compositions comprising an active material having groups capable of covalent attachment to a substrate in the presence of an acid or a base, a photocatalyst capable of generating an acid or a base upon exposure to light, and a vehicle. Also included herein is a method for treating a substrate with these compositions. The method includes the steps of applying at least one active material having functional groups to the substrate, applying a photocatalyst to the substrate, and exposing the photocatalyst and the at least one active material to light for forming covalent attachments between the functional groups and constituent groups on the substrate. The compositions and methods described herein are useful in consumer care and personal care product applications.09-30-2010
20100247799APPLICATION LIQUID AND METHOD FOR FORMATION OF A SILICA-BASED COATING FILM USING THE APPLICATION LIQUID - An application liquid capable of forming a dense silica-based coating film even when embedded into a fine groove, and a method for formation of a silica-based coating film using the application liquid are provided. An application liquid is used including (A) a siloxane polymer, and (B) a base generator represented by the following general formula (I):09-30-2010
20120164346METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FORMING PATTERN - According to a method for forming a pattern in one embodiment, a first pattern is formed on a substrate, and an upper part of the first pattern is irradiated with ultraviolet rays, to enhance a liquid-repellent property to an inversion resin material. Furthermore, according to the method for forming the pattern, the inversion resin material is applied to the substrate after the irradiation of the ultraviolet rays, the first pattern is removed after the inversion resin material has been applied to form a second pattern containing the inversion resin material, and the substrate is processed using the second pattern as a mask.06-28-2012
20120164347SUSCEPTOR FOR CVD APPARATUS, CVD APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE HEATING METHOD USING THE SAME - Provided are a susceptor for a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) apparatus, including: a susceptor body having an upper surface opposed to a lower surface thereof and formed of a light transmitting material, the upper surface thereof having at least one pocket part formed to receive a substrate therein; and a light absorbing unit formed of a light absorbing material on the upper surface of the susceptor body.06-28-2012
20120135161METHOD FOR PREPARING AN ORIENTED-POROSITY DIELECTRIC MATERIAL ON A SUBSTRATE BY MEANS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC AND/OR PHOTONIC TREATMENT - Provided a method for producing an oriented-porosity dielectric material on a substrate. The method includes depositing a vapor phase on a substrate of a composite layer comprising a material forming a matrix and a compound comprising chemical groups capable of being oriented under the effect of an electromagnetic field and/or photonic radiation; treating the composite layer to obtain the cross-linking of the material forming a matrix; and subjecting the substrate coated with the composite layer to an electromagnetic field and/or a photonic radiation.05-31-2012
20100173096METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING ELECTRO-MAGNETIC RADIATION POWER IN SOLID FREEFORM FABRICATION SYSTEMS - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system and method for controlling fabrication of three-dimensional objects, layer by layer, the system comprising a printing assembly, including an irradiation unit and a printing head, the printing assembly is movable between a printing area and a service area. A light sensor positioned at the service area to measure output radiation power of the irradiation unit at a printing plane and a controller to receive information from the sensor and to automatically adjust electrical power supplied to the irradiation unit based on the information.07-08-2010
20120076950CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR IMPRINTS AND PRODUCING METHOD OF POLYMERIZABLE MONOMER FOR IMPRINTS - Provided is a curable composition for imprints excellent in pattern transferability. Disclosed is a curable composition for imprints comprising a polymerizable monomer (A) and a polymerization initiator (B), which is substantially free from a polymer which contains at least one species of the polymerizable monomer (A) as a repeating unit.03-29-2012
20120076949PATTERN FORMING METHOD AND PATTERN FORMING APPARATUS - In applying an application liquid onto a substrate and forming a line-like pattern, discharging of the application liquid is initiated from an inward position X03-29-2012
20100047470Method for producing a three-dimensionally shaped object - A method for producing a three-dimensionally shaped object, includes a powder layer forming step of supplying a powdery material to form a powder layer; a solidified layer forming step of irradiating a light beam on a specified portion of the powder layer to sinter or melt the powder layer into a solidified layer; and a step of repeating the powder layer forming step and the solidified layer forming step to integrally laminate the solidified layer to produce the three-dimensionally shaped object. The solidified layer is integrally formed on an upper surface of a substrate and the thickness of the substrate is decided by a maximum horizontal cross-sectional area of the shaped object. The substrate is made of a material having the Young's modulus greater than that of the shaped object.02-25-2010
20090029065CONDUCTIVE CIRCUIT MANUFACTURING METHOD - The present invention provides a novel approach for selectively forming an electroless plated metal layer which enables selective formation of an electroless plated metal layer in an intended shape of the circuit pattern on a surface of a non-conductive substrate, without using a plating mask layer, in a form that a surface of an adhesive layer and the plated metal layer are in direct contact with each other. In the method, an adhesive layer of a curable binder resin is provided to a surface of a non-conductive substrate on which metal fine particles having an average particle size of 1 to 200 nm are closely exposed at a high area density, and an energy beam is irradiated to a region corresponding to the shape of a circuit pattern, and the non-conductive substrate is subjected to a deforming process and then to electroless plating, so that an electroless plated metal layer is selectively formed only to the energy beam irradiated region which is fixedly attached to the surface of the non-conductive substrate via the adhesive layer with a high adhesion.01-29-2009
20110236594In-Situ Deposition of Film Stacks - Methods and hardware for depositing film stacks in a process tool in-situ (i.e., without a vacuum break or air exposure) are described. In one example, a method for depositing, on a substrate, a film stack including films of different compositions in-situ in a process station using a plasma is described, the method including, in a first plasma-activated film deposition phase, depositing a first layer of film having a first film composition on the substrate; in a second plasma-activated deposition phase, depositing a second layer of film having a second film composition on the first layer of film; and sustaining the plasma while transitioning a composition of the plasma from the first plasma-activated film deposition phase to the second plasma-activated film deposition phase.09-29-2011
20120276303MANUFACTURING METHOD OF AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS FOR METAL OXIDE FILM - A method of manufacturing a metal oxide film is disclosed. The method includes the steps of soaking a substrate on which the metal oxide film is formed in a precursor solution for forming the metal oxide film; and irradiating and scanning a light, the light being collected at an interface between the substrate and the precursor solution, wherein the light is transmitted through the precursor solution, and the metal oxide film is formed on the substrate.11-01-2012
20120088037PROCESS OF PREPARING LIGHT REFLECTIVE FILM - A process stably produces a light reflective film with plural light reflective layers formed of a fixed cholesteric liquid crystal phase, having high transparency and excellent light-reflective characteristics. The process of preparing a light reflective film having at least two light reflective layers formed of a fixed cholesteric liquid crystal phase includes first allowing a curable liquid crystal composition to form a cholesteric liquid crystal phase on a first light reflective layer formed of a fixed cholesteric liquid crystal phase, then carrying out a curing reaction of the curable liquid crystal composition under an irradiation of an ultraviolet light to fix the cholesteric liquid-crystal phase, thereby to form a second light reflective layer. In the second step, the ultraviolet light is irradiated to the curable liquid crystal composition through a member capable of lowering at least the intensity of the ultraviolet light with a wavelength of 340 nm or shorter.04-12-2012
20120288640BOVINE SERUM ALBUMIN (BSA)-DIAZIRINE, METHOD OF FORMING BSA-DIAZIRINE, AND METHOD OF SELECTIVELY FIXING BIOMATERIAL USING BSA-DIAZIRINE OF PHOTO-REACTIVE TYPE - The present invention provides bovine serum albumin (BSA)-diazirine, a method of forming BSA-diazirine, and a method of selectively fixing biomaterial using thereof. The bovine serum albumin-diazirine may function as a blocker which prevents the non-specific binding, as well as a linker, which links the solid support and the biomaterial by photoreaction (by UV irradiation). Therefore, by using the bovine serum albumin-diazirine, it is possible to selectively fix the biomaterial.11-15-2012
20120100303CARBON NANOFIBER INCLUDING COPPER PARTICLES, NANOPARTICLES, DISPERSED SOLUTION AND PREPARATION METHODS THEREOF - Disclosed are amorphous carbon nanofibers including copper nanoparticles or copper alloy nanoparticles, copper composite nanoparticles prepared by grinding the amorphous carbon nanofibers and implemented as surfaces of Cu-included particles are partially or wholly coated with amorphous carbons, a dispersed solution including the copper composite nanoparticles, and preparation methods thereof and the amorphous carbon nanofibers include nanoparticles including copper, copper nanoparticles or copper alloy nanoparticles, and, the copper composite nanoparticles are implemented as surfaces of Cu-included particles are partially or wholly coated with amorphous carbons.04-26-2012
20100166978METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING EYEGLASSES - A method for manufacturing eyeglasses. In the method a preform for the eyeglasses is injection moulded of transparent plastic, the preform comprising lens areas and a frame connecting them and arranged seamlessly thereto, and a computer-controlled printing is performed on the preform for providing one or more functional and/or decorative coatings, the printing being directed at least to the lens areas. The computer-controlled printing in also directed to the frame. Thus, the outline of a frame area is printed. In a second embodiment of the invention, there is injection moulded an eyeglass frame that forms a continuous, endless and elastic component around the lens holes. The lens holes are compressible around the lenses fitted in the lens holes. Computer-controlled printing is directed to the frame for providing one or more functional and/or decorative coatings.07-01-2010
20110159206PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH INTERNAL PHASE EMULSION FOAMS - A method for reducing the adherence of a High Internal Phase Emulsion (HIPE) to belt surfaces in a multi-tiered curing oven.06-30-2011
20080248216Methods for preparing nanotextured surfaces and applications thereof - A rapid and inexpensive technique for generating nanotextured surfaces is disclosed. The technique involves the (1) creation of regular, nanometer-sized template by microwave assisted hydro- or solvo-thermal treatment of polymer films coated on surfaces followed by (2) coating of a layer of metal, metal oxides, polymers and inorganic materials. The nanometer-sized polymer template could be removed to create regularly shaped, hollow nanostructures (e.g., nano-bottles, nano-bowls, nano-holes etc.).10-09-2008
20090286006INK AND METHOD OF FORMING ELECTRICAL TRACES USING THE SAME - An exemplary ink for forming electrical traces includes an aqueous carrier medium, a palladium salt and a reducing agent. The palladium salt is capable of being dissolved in the aqueous carrier medium. The reducing agent is configured for reducing the palladium ions into palladium particles under an irradiation ray.11-19-2009
20090238993Surface preheating treatment of plastics substrate - A source of IR radiation is used to heat a plastic substrate in a fast fashion inside a processing chamber, where the processing chamber is configured to preheat the plastic substrate and to perform thin film deposition, such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or physical vapor deposition (PVD), or plasma etching and cleaning. One aspect of using the source of IR radiation is to preheat only the surface of the plastic substrate while the core of the plastic substrate remains substantially unheated, so that the structure of the plastic substrate may remain unchanged. Meanwhile, the surface properties of the plastic substrate may be modified after the preheating treatment. The source of IR radiation may be provided at wavelength selected to substantially match the absorption wavelength of the plastic substrate. The plastic substrate moves through the heat flux zone generated by the source of IR radiation at a controllable speed.09-24-2009
20130142963CONDUCTIVE METAL INK - A conductive metal composition comprising 50 to 94 wt % of silver particles having an average particle size in the range of 40 to 450 nm and having an aspect ratio of 3 to 1:1, 1 to 4 wt % of a thermoplastic polyester resin having a weight-average molar mass of 10000 to 150000, and 4 to 49 wt % of a diluent for the thermoplastic polyester resin.06-06-2013
20100291317PRODUCTION METHOD OF NANOIMPRINT FILM, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A method is disclosed for efficiently producing a nanoimprint film with high-accurately formed nanostructures even if a base on which the nanoimprint film is formed is capable of absorbing UV light. The production method of at least one embodiment of the present invention is a production method of a nanoimprint film formed on a base, the nanoimprint film having a surface with nanosized protrusions and recesses formed thereon. In at least one embodiment, the production method includes a first step of applying a UV-curable resin on a base containing a UV-absorbing component to form a film; a second step of irradiating the film with UV light from a top-side surface of the film to form a semi-cured film; a third step of imprinting nanosized protrusions and recesses on the semi-cured film to form a film having a surface with protrusions and recesses formed thereon; and a fourth step of curing the film with protrusions and recesses to form a nanoimprint film.11-18-2010
20100316812POLARIZATION CONVERTING SYSTEM, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY USING THE SAME - A polarization converting system and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The polarization converting system includes a polarization splitting unit splitting incident unpolarized light into two orthogonal polarizations and a polarization converting unit converting incident light into specific polarized light. The polarization converting unit has first and second regions that correspond to the polarization splitting unit and are different in a polarization converting extent from each other.12-16-2010
20120282414RUTHENIUM FILM-FORMING MATERIAL AND RUTHENIUM FILM-FORMING METHOD - Disclosed is a ruthenium film-forming material having a lower melting point and a higher vapor pressure that facilitates supply of the material onto a base and moreover enables a high-quality ruthenium film to be obtained.11-08-2012
20120027950PATTERN FORMING METHOD - To provide a pattern forming method, which contains: providing an active species-supplying source to a pattern formable body; and applying excitation light to the active species-supplying source to form an oxide film on a surface of the pattern formable body.02-02-2012

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