|| List of recent Cursor-related patents
|Precise selection techniques for multi-touch screens|
A unique system and method is provided that facilitates pixel-accurate targeting with respect to multi-touch sensitive displays when selecting or viewing content with a cursor. In particular, the system and method can track dual inputs from a primary finger and a secondary finger, for example.
|Gesture-based cursor control|
In general, this disclosure describes techniques for enabling gesture-based cursor control on gesture keyboards. For example, a computing device outputs a graphical keyboard and a text display region, including a cursor at a first cursor location.
|Selective hydrogenation catalyst and methods of making and using same|
A composition comprising a supported hydrogenation catalyst comprising palladium and an organophosphorous compound, the supported hydrogenation catalyst being capable of selectively hydrogenating highly unsaturated hydrocarbons to unsaturated hydrocarbons. A method of making a selective hydrogenation catalyst comprising contacting a support with a palladium-containing compound to form a palladium supported composition, contacting the palladium supported composition with an organophosphorus compound to form a catalyst precursor, and reducing the catalyst precursor to form the catalyst.
|Process for obtaining low free monomer levels in a block copolymer emulsion prepared with (reverse) iodine transfer polymerisation|
A process for obtaining an aqueous emulsion comprising a block copolymer by the solution polymerisation of vinyl monomers to obtain block [b] in the presence of a) a radical precursor; and b) an iodine atom containing block [a]; where block [a] and [b] together comprise 0 to 2 wt % of methacrylic acid; where block [a] and block [b] together comprise ≧2.5 wt % of vinyl monomers bearing ionic or potentially ionic water-dispersing groups not including methacrylic acid; and performing a post polymerisation reaction on the block copolymer emulsion obtained in step ii; and wherein said aqueous emulsion has a free vinyl monomer level <1000 ppm when having a solids content of ≧20 wt %.. .
|Metal-supported catalyst structures and processes for manufacturing the same|
The present invention relates to methods for producing metal-supported thin layer skeletal catalyst structures, to methods for producing catalyst support structures without separately applying an intermediate washcoat layer, and to novel catalyst compositions produced by these methods. Catalyst precursors may be interdiffused with the underlying metal support then activated to create catalytically active skeletal alloy surfaces.
|Method for implementing a computer game|
A method, implemented as computer code being executed by one or more processors, in which the processor(s) are programmed so that: a player can see its game level position on a virtual path, or other virtual world, shown on the player's computing device display, the virtual path including a node for each level of the game; and when the player moves a cursor, pointer or other selection tool over a node, then a thumbnail image of the gameboard for that level is automatically displayed.. .
|Low temperature gst process|
A deposition process to form a conformal phase change material film on the surface of a substrate to produce a memory device wafer comprises providing a substrate to a chamber of a deposition system; providing an activation region; introducing one or more precursors into the chamber upstream of the substrate; optionally introducing one or more co-reactants upstream of the substrate; activating the one or more precursors; heating the substrate; and depositing the phase change material film on the substrate from the one or more precursors by chemical vapor deposition. The deposited phase change material film comprises gexsbytezam in which a is a dopant selected from the group of n, c, in, sn, and se.
|Roll-to-roll non-vacuum deposition of transparent conductive electrodes|
Methods and devices are provided for improved photovoltaic devices. Non-vacuum deposition of transparent conductive electrodes in a roll-to-roll manufacturing environment is disclosed.
|Method for producing three-dimensional monolithic microfluidic devices|
A method is described for producing a microfluidic device (19), which comprises the phases of producing a three-dimensional template (15) of geometry equal to the channelings that is desired to obtain in the device; inserting the template in the desired position into a mould (16), keeping it suspended by at least one of its end; coating said template by immersion in (or deposition of) a material in the liquid phase (or dissolved or dispersed in a solvent) capable of solidifying by means of a chemical reaction or physical transformation, forming a material constituting the body of the final device; and selectively removing the three-dimensional template. In a variant of the method, useful for the production of scaffolds to be inserted into the human body, a porogenic material is added to the liquid precursor or to the precursor solution, such that the material of the solid matrix is characterised by a continuous structure of pores into which it is possible to insert live cells..
|Gene cluster for the production of gougerotin, gougerotin analogues, and precursors thereof|
The present disclosure relates to the molecular cloning of a gougerotin biosynthetic gene cluster from streptomyces microflavus, and identification of individual genes in the gene cluster as well as the proteins encoded thereby. A gougerotin gene cluster comprising 13 open reading frames (orfs) is located within a genetic locus of streptomyces microflavus.
|Protocols for making hepatocytes from embryonic stem cells|
This disclosure provides a newly developed strategy and particular options for differentiating pluripotent stem cells into cells of the hepatocyte lineage. Many of the protocols are based on a strategy in which the cells are first differentiated into early germ layer cells, then into hepatocyte precursors, and then into mature cells.
|Transition metal composite hydroxide capable of serving as precursor of positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, method for producing same, positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries, method for producing positive electrode active material, and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery using positive electrode active material|
A transition metal composite hydroxide can be used as a precursor to allow a lithium transition metal composite oxide having a small and highly uniform particle diameter to be obtained. A method also is provided for producing a transition metal composite hydroxide represented by a general formula (1) mxwsat(oh)2+α, coated with a compound containing the additive element, and serving as a precursor of a positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries.
|Preform for manufacturing a metal foam|
The invention relates to a preform intended for the manufacture of a metal foam having a porosity of between 62% and 85%, wherein it includes a set of precursors in the form of balls formed of a mixture of 12% to 25% of organic binder, 72% to 87% of sodium chloride and 1 to 3% of kalinite, the precursors have a diameter of around 1 to 10 mm and preferably of 4 mm and said precursors are obtained by granulating the mixture using the fluidized bed process.. .
|Method for hybrid dry-jet gel spinning and fiber produced by that method|
A method of spinning a polyacrylonitrile pan-based precursor fiber comprises extruding a spinning solution of ultra-high molecular weight polyacrylonitrile polymer through a multi-filament spinnerette where the solution has a viscosity of between about 100 and about 300 pa-sec (at a shear rate of 1 l/sec) at a dope extrusion temperature of between about 20° c. And about 26° c., producing a fiber having a diameter of between about 4 and about 10 micron, a tensile strength of between about 500 and about 1100 mpa, and an elastic modulus between about 13 and about 18 gpa..
|System for printing on balloons|
The present invention provides a system for printing on balloons where the priming of the balloons to receive print is substantially free of bubbles, the system comprising locally applying to a balloon external surface or to a balloon precursor sheet in a defined, limited area one of: a) a pre-shaped self adhesive label comprising a layer of primer that is adhesive-backed; b) a coating of primer that will be formed into the external surface area of a balloon wherein the remaining external surface area of the balloon is coated with a primer repellent material; c) a coating of primer by a silk screen process wherein the applied primer is subjected to a partial vacuum to draw air out from the coating and/or is subjected to the action of a roller or scraper that is held or pressed lightly against the coating to squeeze air from the coating.. .
|Group 5 cyclopentadienyl transition metal-containing precursors for deposition of group 5 transition metal-cointaining films|
Transition metal-containing precursors are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of synthesizing and using the disclosed precursors to deposit transition metal-containing films on one or more substrates via a vapor deposition process..
|Vapor deposition of lif thin films|
A vapor deposition process for forming a thin film on a substrate in a reaction chamber where the process includes contacting the substrate with a fluoride precursor. The process results in the formation of a lithium fluoride thin film..
|High protein snack chips and methods for preparing the same|
The present disclosure describes high protein snack chips comprising meat, seafood and/or poultry powder that adds animal-sourced protein and/or flavors without entraining problematic moisture in precursor dough used to make the chips. The present disclosure also encompasses methods for producing high protein snack chips comprising the steps of making dough comprising meat, seafood and/or poultry powder along with various dry, wet and, optionally, fat ingredients, sheeting the dough, optionally baking the sheeted dough, cutting the uncooked or baked sheeted dough into pieces, and baking and/or frying the pieces to produce tasty, reduced fat, crispy, crunchy snack chips..
The invention provides a process for preparing a core-shell capsule comprising the steps of (i) mixing a solid active ingredient and/or an oily liquid active ingredient with a polymeric material capable of forming a hydrogel shell around the active ingredient(s), (ii) forming a shell comprising a hydrogel scaffold formed of a polymeric lattice around the core, (iii) optionally cross-linking the polymeric lattice; and (iv) contacting the optionally cross-linked core-shell hydrogel shell with a liquid silica precursor so as to cause precipitation of silica within the scaffold structure thereby forming a composite shell of silica interspersed between the polymeric lattice.. .
|Anthrax and small pox replikins and methods of use|
Isolated peptides of the bacillus anthracis anthrax toxin lethal factor protein px01-107, antibodies specific for the peptides and methods of stimulating the immune response of a subject to produce antibodies to the bacillus anthracis anthrax toxin lethal factor protein px01-107 are disclosed. Also disclosed are isolated peptides of the small pox virus surface antigen s precursor protein, antibodies specific for the peptides and methods of stimulating the immune response of a subject to produce antibodies to the small pox virus surface antigen s precursor protein..
|Differentiation of human ips cells to human alveolar type ii via definitive endoderm|
The present invention relates to compositions and methods for generating populations of tissue precursor cells from pluripotent cells, and preferably induction of stem cells into definitive endoderm to generate anterior foregut endoderm from pluripotent cells. The anterior foregut endoderm cells can then be differentiated into an alveolar epithelial type ii cell..
A heating belt has a sliding layer on an inner surface of a base member, the sliding layer composed of a polyimide resin layer formed by mixing a first polyimide precursor and a second polyimide precursor whose loss elastic modulus is greater than that of the first polyimide precursor. A high wear resistance and a high stick-slip inhibition effect can be retained for the sliding layer because the first polyimide precursor and the second polyimide precursor are mixed..
A composition generally includes carbon particles. The particles are prepared by dissolving a carbohydrate-based precursor in water to form a precursor solution and placing the precursor solution in a pressure vessel.
|Method of preparing porous metal material|
Provided is a method of preparing a porous metal material. The method includes: obtaining a composite of a dna hydrogel and a metal precursor by mixing the dna hydrogel and the metal precursor; and reducing the composite of the dna hydrogel and the metal precursor..
A series of depth maps image a scene. Each depth map includes a plurality of pixels, where each pixel defines a depth of a surface imaged by that pixel.
|Apparatus for making polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression|
A method for making a polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression on at least one side thereof, the method comprising the steps of: providing a forming drum comprising at least one vacuum chamber; providing a forming structure, the forming structure being moveable upon the forming drum; extruding a precursor web directly onto the forming structure; moving the forming structure adjacent the vacuum chamber; applying vacuum at a sufficient level to induce a sufficient partial pressure to conform the precursor web to the forming structure; providing a source of heat; and annealing the precursor web by heating the precursor web; thereby forming the polymeric web exhibiting a soft and silky tactile impression on at least one side thereof, the polymeric web comprising hair-like fibrils having closed distal ends and an average aspect ratio of at least about 0.5.. .
|Method for producing amorphous oxide thin film and thin film transistor|
A method for producing an amorphous oxide thin film includes: a pre-treatment process of selectively changing a binding state of an organic component, at a temperature lower than a pyrolysis temperature of the organic component, in a first oxide precursor film containing the organic component and in, to obtain a second oxide precursor film in which, when an infrared wave number range of from 1380 cm−1 to 1520 cm−1 in an infrared absorption spectrum obtained by performing a measurement by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is divided into an infrared wave number range of from 1380 cm−1 to 1450 cm−1 and an infrared wave number range of from more than 1450 cm−1 to 1520 cm−1, a peak positioned within the infrared wave number range of from 1380 cm−1 to 1450 cm−1 exhibits the maximum value in the infrared absorption spectrum within an infrared wave number range of from 1350 cm−1 to 1750 cm−1; and a post-treatment process of removing the organic component remaining in the second oxide precursor film, to transform the second oxide precursor film into an amorphous oxide thin film containing in.. .
|Positive electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries and method for preparing the same|
A method for modifying a positive electrode material for a lithium-ion battery. The method includes: a) grinding a mixture of manganese dioxide and lithium carbonate, and calcining the mixture at no less than a temperature of 600° c.
|Method of drilling and operating an oil or gas well, a method of preventing or minimizing contamination to the soil about an oil or gas well, using a kit to install, an impervious and reusable liner and apparatus therefor|
A method of preventing or minimizing contamination to the soil about an oil or gas well, using a kit to install, an impervious and reusable liner and apparatus therefor. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 c.f.r.
|Flexographic printing precursors and methods of making|
A mixture of an elastomer, carbon black, and inorganic fillers provides a highly useful laser-ablatable flexographic printing plate precursor formulation. This formulation is sensitive to infrared radiation.
|Method for detecting the transverse position of a packing material, in particular a film wrapping|
The invention relates to a method for detecting the transverse position of at least one sealing section (1, 2) on a packaging material (4), in particular a film wrapping, and/or the transverse position of the packaging material (4), wherein the packaging material (4) is displaced along a running direction (l), wherein the transverse position of the at least one sealing section (1, 2) or the packaging material (4) relative to the running direction (l) is detected by means of at least one sensor unit (5). The packaging material (4) comprises at least one cursor (7) by means of which the transverse position of the at least one sealing section (1, 2) or the packaging material (4) transverse to the running direction (l) is detected, wherein the shape of the cursor (7) changes with respect to a direction running in particular transverse to or at an angle to the running direction (l), wherein said change is detected by the sensor unit (5) and the transverse position of the packaging material (4) or the at least one sealing section (1, 2) is determined by means of the change..
|Solar cell interconnect assembly and method for manufacturing the same|
A solar cell interconnect assembly and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. In an embodiment, the method may include: providing a solar cell having an interconnect member formed thereon, the interconnect member comprising a metallic part formed on a surface of the solar cell and a first precursor layer formed over the metallic part; providing an interconnector comprising a second precursor layer at a surface thereof; heating the interconnector and the interconnect member to a temperature equal to or above a eutectic temperature of the materials of the first and second precursor layers and pressing one of them against the other so as to form a eutectic liquid phase; and isothermal solidifying the eutectic liquid to form a bonding layer of eutectic alloy..
|Process for melting and refining silica-based glass|
A process for making silica-based glass includes: (a) forming a glass precursor melt that includes glass network formers and glass network modifiers, the glass precursor melt having a viscosity of not more than 30 pa·s at 1300 c, and (b) refining the glass precursor melt. Either or both steps (a) and (b) can include stirring and/or be carried out under reduced pressure to enhance refining.
Present invention is related to an aqueous oxidative colouring composition for keratin fibres especially human hair. The object of the present invention is an aqueous hair colouring composition comprising at least one oxidative dye precursor, optionally at least one coupling agent, and an alkyl methicone.
|User terminal apparatus, method for inputting text in user terminal apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium|
An apparatus and a method for inputting a text in a user terminal apparatus are provided. The text inputting method includes detecting a text input mode set in the user terminal apparatus and displaying a sign corresponding to the detected text input mode near a text input cursor..
|Dynamically adjusted elastic interface|
Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for dynamic adjustment of a trading interface. An example method includes detecting a current position of a cursor with respect to a trading interface.
|Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture|
Apparatus for sealing a puncture communicating with a blood vessel includes a porous carrier formed from lyophilized hydrogel or other material. The plug may include at least first and second hydrogel precursors and a ph adjusting agent carried by the porous carrier in an unreactive state prior to exposure to an aqueous physiological environment.
|Catalyst for the alkylation of aromatic hydrocarbons|
The present invention relates to catalyst composition prepared by a method wherein an aluminosilicate zeolite having its pores filled with templating agent with a specific organic silicon compound to deposit said organic silicon compound on the surface of the zeolite to provide an organosilicon treated catalyst precursor; and calcining the organosilicon treated catalyst precursor under conditions sufficient to remove the templating agent from the zeolite. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method for preparing said catalyst composition and a process for alkylation of an aromatic hydrocarbon comprising contacting the catalyst composition of the present invention with a feed stream comprising said aromatic hydrocarbon and an alkylating agent under aromatic alkylation conditions..
|Continuous production and reaction of a diazo compound|
A process for producing a reaction product of a diazo compound, which process comprises: a. Continuously supplying to a first reactor a precursor of a diazo compound; a water-miscible solvent; a base and water; b.
|Method for preparing phenol-formaldehyde resins, resin materials and method for preparing resin molding materials|
A method for preparing a phenol-formaldehyde resin is provided. The method includes extracting a biomass pyrolysis oil to obtain a first phenolic mixture, mixing the first phenolic mixture, furfural and an alkaline catalyst to proceed to a first polymerization reaction to form a phenol-formaldehyde resin precursor solution, and adding the alkaline catalyst to the phenol-formaldehyde resin precursor solution to proceed to a second polymerization reaction to form a phenol-formaldehyde resin solution.
|Method for continuously forming superconducting wire and products therefrom|
A device and method for continuously forming superconducting wire, and products made therefrom. The method may include providing at least one continuous metal sheathing strip and at least one metal form, continuously forming the at least one continuous metal sheathing strip to form a partially open configuration, continuously filling the partially open configuration with magnesium diboride precursor comprising boron, and a metal form, and closing the partially open configuration thereby enclosing the magnesium diboride precursor comprising boron, and a metal form, to form a closed configuration.
|Electrodeposition of biaxially textured layers on a substrate|
Methods of producing one or more biaxially textured layer on a substrate, and articles produced by the methods, are disclosed. As exemplary method may comprise electrodepositing on the substrate a precursor material selected from the group consisting of rare earths, transition metals, actinides, lanthanides, and oxides thereof.
A method for manufacturing an oxide thin film comprises: providing a coating material comprising first precursor material, fuel material and solvent; coating the coating material on a substrate; and performing annealing treatment to the coating material on the substrate, thereby converting the coating material to an oxide thin film.. .
|Radical chemistry modulation and control using multiple flow pathways|
Systems and methods are described relating to semiconductor processing chambers. An exemplary chamber may include a first remote plasma system fluidly coupled with a first access of the chamber, and a second remote plasma system fluidly coupled with a second access of the chamber.
|Compositions for the in vitro derivation and culture of embryonic stem (es) cell lines with germline transmission capability and for the culture of adult stem cells|
The present invention is directed to a method of deriving pluripotent embryonic stem cells from mouse blastocysts or from primordial germ cells from a post-implantation mouse embryo, or of maintaining or growing pluripotent embryonic stem cells from a mouse, or of expanding human hematopoietic stem cells or human hematopoietic precursor cells. The methods include the step of cultivating the stem cells or precursor cells for at least one passage in a culture medium preconditioned by the rabbit fibroblast cell line rab9 (atcc catalogue crl1414) and containing less than 0.1 ng/ml leukemia inhibitory factor (lif)..
|Photoinitiated olefin methathesis polymerization|
The present invention provides photosensitive compositions and methods of patterning a polymeric image on a substrate, said methods comprising; (a) depositing a layer of photosensitive composition of any one of claims 15 to 22 on the substrate; and (b) irradiating a portion of the layer of photosensitive composition with a light comprising a wavelength in a range of from about 220 to about 440 nm. The invention also relates to methods of metathesizing an unsaturated organic precursor comprising irradiating fischer-type carbene ruthenium catalysts with at least one wavelength of light in the presence of at least one unsaturated organic precursor so as to metathesize at least one alkene or one alkyne bond..
|Catalysts made using thermally decomposable porous supports|
A catalyst precursor is provided having a thermally decomposable porous support; an organic coating/filling compound, and a non-precious metal precursor, wherein the organic coating/filling compound and the non-precious metal catalyst precursor coat and/or fill the pores of the thermally decomposable porous support.. .
|Method of preparing positive active material for rechargeable lithium battery, positive active material for rechargeable lithium battery prepared by method, and rechargeable lithium battery including same|
Disclosed is a method of preparing a positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery that includes mixing an iron source including a carbon source, a lithium source, and a phosphoric acid source to form a positive active material precursor for a rechargeable lithium battery, the positive active material precursor including a lithium iron phosphate precursor and a carbon precursor; pulverizing the positive active material precursor for a rechargeable lithium battery; and heat-treating the pulverized positive active material precursor for a rechargeable lithium battery.. .
|Recording medium for heat-assisted-magnetic-recording (hamr) and method for manufacturing the same|
According to embodiments of the present invention, a method for manufacturing a recording medium for heat-assisted-magnetic-recording (hamr) is provided. The method includes forming an underlayer on a substrate, the underlayer including a precursor material, epitaxially depositing an interlayer on the underlayer, forming a recording layer over the interlayer, and converting the precursor material to a converted material having a thermal conductivity that is higher than a thermal conductivity of the recording layer.
|Method for depositing layers on a glass substrate by means of low-pressure pecvd|
The invention relates to a method for producing metal or semiconductor oxide, nitride or oxynitride films on a substrate, by means of the pecvd method, including the steps that involve: (i) having a low-pressure pecvd device including at least one plasma source that includes at least one electrode connected to an ac, dc, or drawn dc generator for depositing said films on the substrate; and (ii) applying electrical power to the plasma source and applying, on the substrate, an oxide film gas precursor made of metal or semiconductor nitrides or oxynitrides and a reactive gas made of oxygen, oxygen derivatives, or nitrogen derivatives. The invention also relates to metal or semiconductor oxide, nitride, or oxynitride films obtained by the method..
|Zinc oxide precursor and method of depositing zinc oxide-based thin film using the same|
A zinc oxide (zno) precursor and a method of depositing a zno-based thin film using the same, with which a high-quality and high-purity zno-based thin film can be deposited. The zno precursor includes a mixture solvent containing at least two organic solvents which are mixed and a source material comprising diethyl zinc or dimethyl zinc which is diluted in the mixture solvent..
|Process for stabilising of alcoholic drinks and precursors and derivatives thereof|
Process for the stabilizing of alcoholic drinks and precursors and derivatives thereof, consisting in adding thereto a solution containing polyglutamate and/or polyaspartate. The stabilization obtained is not only against tartrate precipitation, but also for colour stability and against oxidation.
|Biologically efficacious compositions, articles of manufacture and processes for producing and/or using same|
Compositions, solid polymeric compositions, and/or articles of manufacture are provided that can include a polymer matrix having a plurality of ion-exchange particles distributed therein. Products by process are provided that can include prior to solidifying the polymeric precursors, blending the precursors with ion-exchange particles to form a mixture, and solidifying the mixture to form a solid polymeric composition product.
|Biocompatible polycaprolactone fumarate formulations|
A polycaprolactone fumarate polymer useful as a matrix material for a biocompatible scaffold for tissue engineering applications is disclosed. The polycaprolactone fumarate polymer can be prepared by reacting caprolactone with an alkane polyol to prepare a polycaprolactone precursor, and then reacting the polycaprolactone precursor with fumaric acid or a salt thereof to prepare the polycaprolactone fumarate polymer.
|Method for preparing of spinel lithium titanium oxide nanofiber for negative electrode of lithium secondary battery|
Disclosed is a method of preparing spinel lithium titanium oxide nanofibers for a negative electrode of a lithium secondary battery, including (s1) mixing an organic material selected from the group consisting of polyvinylpyrrolidone, polymethylmethacrylate, polyethylene, polyethylene oxide and polyvinyl alcohol, a lithium precursor, and a titanium precursor with a solvent, thus preparing a mixture solution, (s2) electrospinning the mixture solution, thus preparing composite nanofibers, and (s3) heat-treating the composite nanofibers, thus removing the organic material. In the spinel lithium titanium oxide nanofibers for a negative electrode of a lithium secondary battery prepared using the method according to the present invention, the spinel lithium titanium oxide nanofibers can provide a large surface area per unit volume, thus increasing the contact area between the electrolyte and the conductor and decreasing the lithium ion diffusion distance, thereby greatly contributing to improving electronic conductivity and ionic conductivity..
|Device for locking the porthole door of washing and drying machines|
An electromagnetic door locking device for a washing machine and similar, adapted to lock a sliding cursor (30) cooperating with the end of a hook mounted on the machine porthole door through a blocking pawl (12). The device comprises two preloaded parallel and mechanically separate metal strips (16, 17), accomplishing the closing and the opening of the power circuit and of the open/closed door circuit, respectively, and that are maintained in the open position by said pawl (12) and by an actuator (13) operated by said cursor (30), when said door is open.
|Process for producing non-detonable training aid materials for detecting explosives|
A method for manufacturing training aid materials for detecting homemade explosives includes spreading an explosive powder on a porous surface, storing the surface in a container that facilitates sublimation of the explosive powder such that the explosive powder redeposits onto the surface and into the pores over a period of time, and removing the surface from the container after the period of time to yield training aid materials. An additional method includes preparing a dilute solution of an explosive reaction mixture, and depositing the dilute solution on a surface prior to formation of an explosive product by the explosive reaction mixture.
|Microcrystalline anodic coatings and related methods therefor|
Methods of preparing metal and metal alloys with partially microcrystalline anodic coatings are disclosed. Associated article therefrom are correspondingly disclosed.
|Method for supplying vaporized precursor|
A method for supplying vapor to a chamber includes providing a first diverter valve that, when open, diverts vapor away from the chamber, and a second diverter valve that, when open, supplies the vapor to the chamber; supplying a carrier gas to the chamber; after supplying the carrier gas, creating plasma in the chamber while a substrate is in the chamber; opening the first diverter valve and closing the second diverter valve; supplying the vapor by vaporizing at least one liquid precursor in a carrier gas; after a first predetermined period sufficient for the vapor to reach steady-state flow, closing the first diverter valve and opening the second diverter valve to supply the vapor to the chamber; and after a second predetermined period following the first predetermined period, opening the first diverter valve and closing the second diverter valve to stop supplying the vapor to the chamber.. .
|Solution processing of kesterite semiconductors|
Wherein 0≦x≦1; 0≦y≦1; 0≦z≦1; −1≦q≦1, generally include contacting a hydrazine-based solvent, a source of cu, a source of sn, a source of zn carboxylate, a source of at least one of s and se, under conditions sufficient to form a solution substantially free of solid particles; applying the solution onto a substrate to form a thin layer; and annealing the thin layer at a temperature, pressure, and length of time sufficient to form the kesterite film. Also disclosed are hydrazine-based precursor solutions for forming a kesterite film and a photovoltaic device including the kesterite film formed by the above method..
|Electronic smoking article and associated method|
Electronic smoking articles, and methods are provided. An exemplary article comprises a control body portion having a first control component therein.
|Electronic smoking article and associated method|
Smoking articles, and methods for forming such smoking articles, such as an electronic smoking article, are provided. An exemplary smoking article comprises a control body portion having a control body engagement end, and having a first control component therein.
|Process for liquefying a cellulosic material|
A process for liquefying a cellulosic material to produce a liquefied product comprising contacting the cellulosic material with a hydrogenation catalyst a liquid medium; and a source of hydrogen. The hydrogenation catalyst comprises a hydrogenating metal or precursor thereof and a megaporous structure, wherein the megaporous structure comprises a porosity of at least 60% by volume and at least 30 volume % of the pore volume of the megaporous structure is present in megapores having a diameter of equal to or more than 1 micrometer..
|Use of variable xic widths of tof-msms data for the determination of background interference in srm assays|
Systems and methods identify a product ion that does not include an interference. A full product ion spectrum for a mass range of an analyte in a sample is received from a tandem mass spectrometer.
|Metal catalyst composition|
Embodiments include metal catalyst compositions and methods of forming metal catalyst compositions. A metal catalyst composition can be formed by (a) contacting a supported metal catalyst surface with a ligand-containing alumina precursor for a predetermined contact time to form an intermediate layer having a plurality of aluminum moieties that chemically bond to the supported metal catalyst surface, optionally, contacting the intermediate layer of aluminum moieties with an inert gas for a predetermined intermediate stripping time to remove unreacted ligand-containing alumina precursors, (b) reacting the aluminum moieties with an oxidation reagent for a predetermined reaction time to convert at least a portion of the ligands to hydroxyl groups thereby forming a layer of the alumina over-coat on the supported metal catalyst surface or a previously formed layer of the alumina over-coat, (c) contacting the layer of the alumina over-coat formed in step (b) with an inert gas for a predetermined stripping time to remove unreacted oxidation reagents, replicating the sequential steps (a-c) to form an additional layer of the alumina over-coat, and (d) activating the alumina over-coat, after forming a final layer of the alumina over-coat, to form a plurality of pores therein..
|Hardcoats comprising perfluoropolyether polymers with poly(alkylene oxide) repeat units|
Presently described are articles, such as optical displays and protective films, comprising a (e.g. Light transmissive) substrate having a surface layer comprising the reaction product of a mixture comprising a non-fluorinated binder precursor (e.g.
|Superhydrophobic powder coatings|
A superhydrophobic coating, comprises a superhydrophobic powder with superhydrophobic particles having a three dimensional nanostructured surface topology defining pores, and a resin. The superhydrophobic particles are embedded within the resin and the resin does not fill the pores of the superhydrophobic particles such that the three dimensional surface topology of the superhydrophobic particles is preserved.
|Stabilized acid amplifiers|
There are disclosed sulfonic acid precursor compositions, as are methods of using these compositions in, for example, photolithography. The compositions are of formula i or formula ii:.
A nanofibrous catalyst and method of manufacture. A precursor solution of a transition metal based material is formed into a plurality of interconnected nanofibers by electro-spinning the precursor solution with the nanofibers converted to a catalytically active material by a heat treatment.
|Polyamic acid, polyimide, polyamic acid solution, polyimide solution, polyimide films obtained from these solutions, and use of polyimide films|
Objects of the present invention are: to obtain a polyimide that is excellent in heat resistance, transparency, and optical isotropy and is soluble in an organic solvent; to provide, by using either a polyimide or a polyamic acid which is a precursor or the polyimide, a product or a member that is highly required to have heat resistance and transparency; and particularly to provide a product and a member both of which are obtained by applying a polyamic acid solution and a polyimide solution of the present invention to the surface of an inorganic substance such as glass, metal, metal oxide, or a single crystal silicon. These objects can be attained by a polyimide acid and a polyimide which are each prepared from an alicyclic tetracarboxylic dianhydride and a monomer having a fluorene structure..
|Methods of forming magnetic materials and articles formed thereby|
Methods of forming a layer of magnetic material on a substrate, the method including: configuring a substrate in a chamber; controlling the temperature of the substrate at a substrate temperature, the substrate temperature being at or below about 250° c.; and introducing one or more precursors into the chamber, the one or more precursors including: cobalt (co), nickel (ni), iron (fe), or combinations thereof, wherein the precursors chemically decompose at the substrate temperature, and wherein a layer of magnetic material is formed on the substrate, the magnetic material including at least a portion of the one or more precursors, and the magnetic material having a magnetic flux density of at least about 1 tesla (t).. .
|Precursors and transport methods for hydrothermal liquid phase sintering (hlps)|
A method of producing a monolithic ceramic body from a porous matrix includes providing a porous matrix having interstitial spaces, providing an infiltrating medium comprising a solvent and at least one reactive species, and infiltrating at least a portion of the interstitial space of the porous matrix with the infiltrating medium. The solvent is an inert medium that is not chemically reactive with the porous matrix, and is in a liquid phase when in the portion of the interstitial space of the porous matrix.
|Method for manufacture and coating of nanostructured components|
The synthesis of nanostructures uses a catalyst that may be in the form of a thin film layer on a substrate. Precursor compounds are selected for low boiling point or already exist in gaseous form.
|Method for modification of the surface and subsurface regions of metallic substrates|
A method for surface engineering a metal substrate involves mixing precursor powders with a polymer binder to create a coating mix and coating the substrate with the coating mix. The substrate is then heated via induction heating, with the frequency and duration of the heating being controlled so as to cause a reaction of the precursor powders to create one or more types of ceramics or intermetallics, evaporate the polymer binder, melt a portion of the substrate, and cause the synthesized compounds to mix with the substrate and form a compositionally graded surface modification.
|Atomic layer deposition of quaternary chalcogenides|
Methods and systems are provided for synthesis and deposition of chalcogenides (including cu2znsns4). Binary compounds, such as metal sulfides, can be deposited by alternating exposures of the substrate to a metal cation precursor and a chalcogen anion precursor with purge steps between..
|Labelled analogues of halobenzamides as multimodal radiopharmaceuticals and their precursors|
The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising them and to their use in diagnosis, in particular with spect or pet imaging and in therapy of melanoma via targeted radionuclide therapy.. .
|Systems for hydroprocessing heavy oil|
A hydroprocessing system involves introducing heavy oil and in situ formed metal sulfide catalyst particles, or a catalyst precursor capable of forming metal sulfide catalyst particles in situ within the heavy oil, into a hydroprocessing reactor. The metal sulfide catalyst particles are formed in situ by 1) premixing a catalyst precursor with a hydrocarbon diluent to form a precursor mixture, 2) mixing the precursor mixture with heavy oil to form a conditioned feedstock, and 3) heating the conditioned feedstock to decompose the catalyst precursor and cause or allow metal from the precursor to react with sulfur in the heavy oil to form the metal sulfide catalyst particles in situ in the heavy oil.
|Low power navigation devices, systems and methods|
A system and method are disclosed for conserving power during navigation, e.g., user device pointer/cursor navigation, using a fingerprint image sensor, that may comprise processing, via a computing device, fingerprint image sensor data indicative of finger position and movement with respect to a fingerprint image sensor surface in a finger navigation mode to determine if the finger is in a first finger navigation mode; processing, via the computing device, fingerprint image sensor data indicative of finger position and movement with respect to a fingerprint image sensor surface in a finger navigation mode to determine if the finger is in a second finger navigation mode; and transitioning, via the computing device, the fingerprint image sensor from a first power consumption mode to a second power consumption mode, based on detecting a transition from the first finger navigation mode to the second finger navigation mode.. .