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08/18/16
20160240865 
 Corrosion resistant metal bipolar plate for a pemfc including a radical scavenger patent thumbnailCorrosion resistant metal bipolar plate for a pemfc including a radical scavenger
The present disclosure includes fuel cell bipolar plates and methods of forming a radical scavenging coating on a bipolar plate. The bipolar plates may include a steel substrate, a middle layer contacting the steel substrate and including a bulk material and a radical scavenging material, and a conductive layer contacting the middle layer.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


08/18/16
20160240343 
 X-ray generator with a built-in flow sensor patent thumbnailX-ray generator with a built-in flow sensor
An x-ray generator tube comprises a vacuum chamber with a cathode and an anode, the cathode and anode placed in the vacuum chamber, the cathode emits an electron beam in the direction of the anode, the anode includes a target emitting x-rays when it is struck by the electron beam, and the x-rays propagate out of the vacuum chamber by passing through the wall of the chamber via a diamond-based transmission window. According to the invention, a diamond-based x-ray sensor is integrated into the diamond-based transmission window..
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


08/18/16
20160238699 
 Acoustic transducer element patent thumbnailAcoustic transducer element
In an embodiment, an acoustic transducer includes an element with an acoustic radiative surface having two warped edges at opposing sides. In another embodiment, an acoustic transducer includes first and second elements, each divided into at least two spatially separated portions electrically coupled to each other, the portions configured to interleave.
Airmar Technology Corporation


08/18/16
20160238552 
 Method and system for diamond-based oxygen sensor patent thumbnailMethod and system for diamond-based oxygen sensor
A diamond based oxygen sensor is able to function in harsh environment conditions. The oxygen sensor includes a gateless field effect transistor including a synthetic, quasi-intrinsic, hydrogen-passivated, monocrystalline diamond layer exhibiting a 2-dimension hole gas effect.
Honeywell International Inc.


08/18/16
20160237756 
 Dynamic wear protection for fixed cutter drill bits patent thumbnailDynamic wear protection for fixed cutter drill bits
An example method for dynamic wear prediction for a drill bit with a cutting structure may include receiving at a processor of an information handling system an unworn profile of the cutting structure and a diamond distribution of the cutting structure. The diamond distribution may include a three-dimensional diamond distribution characterized by radial and axial position on the drill bit.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237592 
 Diamond substrate and diamond substrate manufacturing method patent thumbnailDiamond substrate and diamond substrate manufacturing method
A diamond substrate is formed of diamond single crystals by preparing a base substrate; forming plural pillar-shaped diamonds formed of diamond single crystals on one side of the base substrate; causing a diamond single crystal to grow from a tip of each pillar-shaped diamond and coalescing the diamond single crystals growing from the tips of the pillar-shaped diamonds to form a diamond substrate layer; separating the diamond substrate layer from the base substrate; and manufacturing a diamond substrate from the diamond substrate layer, a shape in an in-plane direction of the diamond substrate is a circular shape or a circular shape having an orientation flat plane formed therein and has a diameter of two inches or more.. .
Namiki Seimitsu Houseki Kabushikikaisha


08/18/16
20160237548 
 Pvd coated polycrystalline diamond and applications thereof patent thumbnailPvd coated polycrystalline diamond and applications thereof
In one aspect, cutting tools are described herein employing pcd substrates having coatings applied thereto. A cutting tool, for example, comprises one or more cutting edges including a pcd substrate and a diamond-like carbon coating adhered to the pcd substrate, the diamond-like carbon coating having hardness greater than 4000 hv0.05.
Kennametal Inc.


08/18/16
20160236325 
 Abrasive grindstone patent thumbnailAbrasive grindstone
An abrasive grindstone for grinding a workpiece is disclosed. The abrasive grindstone includes diamond abrasive grains and a boron compound.
Disco Corporation


08/11/16
20160233825 
 Nanodiamond coatings for solar cells patent thumbnailNanodiamond coatings for solar cells
A nanodiamond coating for use on a solar cell, the coating including a nanodiamond material suspended in a liquid, wherein the nanodiamond material has a size range from about 1 nm to about 10 nm. Methods for improving the efficiency of a solar cell are provided, including, mixing a nanodiamond material with a liquid polymer or non-polymer solvent to form a nanodiamond-polymer suspension, forming a coating of the suspension on a top surface of a solar cell, and drying the coating such that a dried nanodiamond-polymer layer remains bonded to the solar cell.
Arkema Inc.


08/11/16
20160233142 
 Composite substrate with alternating pattern of diamond and metal or metal alloy patent thumbnailComposite substrate with alternating pattern of diamond and metal or metal alloy
A composite substrate includes a submount substrate of an alternating pattern of electrically insulative portions, pieces, layers or segments and electrically conductive portions, pieces, layers or segments, and a shaft, back or plate for supporting the alternating pattern of electrically insulative portions and electrically conductive portions. An active device having a p—n junction can be mounted on the submount substrate.
Ii-vi Incorporated


08/11/16
20160233108 

Defects annealing and impurities activation in semiconductors at thermodynamically non-stable conditions


A symmetric multicycle rapid thermal annealing (smrta) method for annealing a semiconductor material without the material decomposing. The smrta method includes a first long-time annealing at a first temperature at which the material is thermodynamically stable, followed by multicycle rapid thermal annealing (mrta) at temperatures at which the material is not thermodynamically stable, followed in turn by a second long-time annealing at a second temperature at which the material is thermodynamically stable.
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


08/11/16
20160232991 

Layer protecting the surface of zirconium alloys used in nuclear reactors


A layer protecting the surface of zirconium alloys used as materials for nuclear reactors is formed by a homogenous polycrystalline diamond layer prepared by chemical vapor deposition method. This diamond layer is 100 nm to 50 μm thick and the size of the crystalline cores in the layer ranges from 10 nm to 500 nm.
Institute Of Physics Of The Academy Of Sciences Of The Czech Republic, V.v.i.


08/11/16
20160231394 

Apparatus and estimating absolute axes' orientations for a magnetic detection system


A system for determining an orientation of a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material is disclosed. The system includes the nv diamond material having a plurality of nv centers, a magnetic field generator that generates a magnetic field, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source that provides rf excitation, an optical excitation source that provides optical excitation, an optical detector that receives an optical signal emitted by the nv diamond material, and a controller.
Lockheed Martin Corporation


08/11/16
20160230670 

Rupture constraint mechanism


Apparatus and system for containing a rupture of a duct. The apparatus includes an air-permeable sheet, such as a wide-weave fiberglass sheet.
The Boeing Company


08/11/16
20160230473 

A rock removal body


A rock removal body comprises a pcd material (601) bonded to a substrate (602) along an interface. The body is of right circular cylindrical shape and the pcd material has a thickness (607) from the circumferential edge axially along the surface of the barrel portion of around 3 mm or greater, and a functional working volume (606) having a maximum extent such that the final wear surface does not intersect the interface of the pcd material volume and the substrate.
Element Six Abrasives S.a.


08/11/16
20160230471 

Polycrystalline diamond compacts with partitioned substrate, polycrystalline diamond table, or both


Embodiments of methods for at least partially relieving stress within a polycrystalline diamond (“pcd”) table of a polycrystalline diamond compact (“pdc”) by partitioning the substrate of the pdc, the pcd table of the pdc, or both. Partitioning may be achieved through grinding, machining, laser cutting, electro-discharge machining, or combinations thereof.
Us Synthetic Corporation


08/11/16
20160230357 

Original caution tape retainer


A unique flat designed caution tape retainer with diamond shape is disclosed. It can be snapped into the top of a traffic safety cone through its two bottom slits and it can hold a caution tape by slipping the caution tape through its side slit into its caution tape slot.

08/11/16
20160230311 

Method of producing a synthetic diamond


A method of producing a synthetic diamond is disclosed, the method comprising: (a) capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; (b) conducting electrolysis of water to provide hydrogen; (c) reacting the carbon dioxide obtained from step (a) with the hydrogen obtained from step (b) to produce methane; and (d) using the hydrogen obtained from step (b) and the methane obtained from step (c) to produce a synthetic diamond by chemical vapour deposition (cvd).. .
Ecotricity Group Limited


08/11/16
20160230310 

Process of manufacturing pure porous diamond


There is provided a process for manufacturing a porous diamond having a tridimensional (3d) structure, the process comprising the steps of a) using a porous substrate with a defined porosity size to deposit and grow diamond material having a controlled thickness, thus forming a unit consisting of the 3d porous diamond coated on the porous substrate; and b) removing the porous substrate to obtain a pure synthetic porous 3d diamond.. .

08/11/16
20160230274 

Multilayer coating for a component


A multilayer coating for a metallic surface of a component is provided. The multilayer coating includes a first coating having a metal nitride.
Caterpillar Inc.


08/11/16
20160229752 

Methods for characterizing a polycrystalline diamond element by porosimetry


Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods for measuring at least one pore characteristic of a polycrystalline diamond (“pcd”) element via porosimetry and, for example, using the measurement to adjust one or more process parameters for fabricating a pcd element and/or for quality control on such a pcd element. In an embodiment, a method for characterizing a pcd element is disclosed.
Us Synthetic Corporation


08/11/16
20160229696 

Polycrystalline diamond and manufacturing method thereof


Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon and a plurality of impurities other than carbon. A concentration of each of the plurality of impurities is not higher than 0.01 mass %, and the nano polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size (a maximum length) not greater than 500 nm.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


08/11/16
20160229031 

Polycrystalline diamond construction with controlled gradient metal content


Polycrystalline diamond constructions comprises a diamond body attached to a metallic substrate, and having an engineered metal content. The body comprises bonded together diamond crystals with a metal material disposed interstitially between the crystals.
Smith International, Inc.


08/11/16
20160229006 

Methods for determining at least one dimension of a superabrasive element using two-dimensional images


Embodiments of methods are disclosed for determining at least one dimension or a wear characteristic of a superabrasive element, such as a polycrystalline diamond cutting element. In an embodiment, a method for characterizing a superabrasive element using two-dimensional images is disclosed.
Us Synthetic Corporation


08/11/16
20160228954 

Tool and machining fiber-reinforced materials


A tool for machining fiber-reinforced materials, said tool having a tool body having a particular cutting edge that has at least a main function surface and has a diamond coating applied at least to said main function surface. In order to provide a tool and a method which are especially suitable for machining fiber-reinforced materials, the surface of the diamond coating has a reduced peak height spk of less than 0.25 μm..
Cemecon Ag


08/04/16
20160226691 

Scattered pilot pattern and channel estimation mimo-ofdm systems


A method and apparatus are provided for reducing the number of pilot symbols within a mimo-ofdm communication system, and for improving channel estimation within such a system. For each transmitting antenna in an ofdm transmitter, pilot symbols are encoded so as to be unique to the transmitting antenna.
Blackberry Limited


08/04/16
20160226047 

Gravure roll, fabricating a separator, and separator


A gravure roll, in which the outside peripheral surface of a metal roll main body has a plurality of oblique line shaped protrusions forming a prescribed angle with the center axis of the roll main body and the coating liquid can be held in a plurality of oblique line shaped recesses formed between each of the plurality of protrusions, is configured such that the roll main body has a diamond-like carbon layer on the entire outer peripheral surface thereof, a head part for each of the plurality of protrusions is cut down, and each of the plurality of protrusions has a trapezoidal cross-sectional shape that becomes gradually narrower in width moving in direction toward the head part. A separator with a uniform weight per unit area can be manufactured wherein the coating liquid is coated onto a base material film using this gravure roll..
Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited


08/04/16
20160225571 

Chemically stable visible light photoemission electron source


A method of producing electrons via photoemission comprising providing diamond, treating a surface of the diamond by exposing it to atomic hydrogen inside an ultrahigh vacuum chamber, illuminating the surface with photons, and extracting the photoemitted electons. A chemically stable visible light photoemission electron source comprising a diamond film having a surface terminated with hydrogen and a light source..
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


08/04/16
20160224189 

Touch panel electrode structure for user grounding correction


A touch panel electrode structure for user grounding correction in a touch panel is disclosed. The electrode structure can include an array of electrodes for sensing a touch at the panel, and multiple jumpers for selectively coupling groups of the electrodes together to form electrode rows and columns that cross each other.
Apple Inc.


08/04/16
20160223748 

Optical device having a stepwise or tapered light input/output part and manufacturing method therefor


An optical device includes an optical waveguide provided on a principal surface of a substrate. The optical waveguide includes a core and a cladding provided around the core.
Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association


08/04/16
20160223621 

Apparatus and recovery of three dimensional magnetic field from a magnetic detection system


A system for magnetic detection of an external magnetic field is disclosed. The system includes a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material comprising a plurality of nv centers, a magnetic field generator that generates a magnetic field, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source that provides rf excitation, an optical excitation source that provides optical excitation, an optical detector that receives an optical signal emitted by the nv diamond material, and a controller.
Lockheed Martin Corporation


08/04/16
20160221831 

Gram-scale fractionation of nanodiamonds by density gradient ultracentrifugation


Disclosed herein are compositions comprising purified nanoparticles and methods of generating and using the same, preferably a composition comprising purified nanodiamonds, wherein the diamond nanocrystals have a size distribution equal to or between 1 and 10 nm and a method of purifying the composition comprising nanoparticles, preferably nanodiamonds, comprising: centrifuging at least two tubes comprising a first sample comprising nanoparticles, preferably nanodiamonds, to create a density gradient, wherein the at least two tubes are tilted at least 45°; and collecting a second composition containing purified nanoparticles, preferably nanodiamonds.. .
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology


08/04/16
20160221152 

Cemented tungsten carbide bodies having a cobalt-boron alloy matrix


A cobalt-boron alloy is used as the matrix in a polycrystalline diamond compact. The matrix is hot isostatic pressed with tungsten carbide to form a substrate.
International Diamond Services


08/04/16
20160221082 

Diamond composite cutting tool assembled with tungsten carbide


A tool and a method of making the tool are disclosed. The tool includes a superabrasive compact, for example, a volume of silicon carbide diamond bonded composite, directly bonded to a tungsten carbide body during sintering.
Diamond Innovations, Inc.


08/04/16
20160221080 

Bonded diamond body, tool comprising the same, and manufacturing bonded diamond body


A bonded diamond body having a high bonded strength is provided. The bonded diamond body includes a sintered polycrystalline diamond body, a hard substrate, and a hard layer provided between the sintered polycrystalline diamond body and the hard substrate, the sintered polycrystalline diamond body containing a diamond grain and a sintering aid, the hard substrate containing tungsten carbide and cobalt, and the hard layer containing cobalt and a hard grain made of a carbide, a nitride, or a carbonitride having a vickers hardness of 1100 hv or more..
Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.


07/28/16
20160218183 

Diamond multilayer structure


A diamond multilayer structure comprises: a nitride semiconductor layer that have a first main surface and a second main surface and comprises a nitride semiconductor having a wurtzite structure and containing b; and a diamond layer located on the first main surface of the nitride semiconductor layer.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160216341 

Dnv magnetic field detector


A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material comprising a plurality of nv centers, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source configured to provide rf excitation to the nv diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the nv diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the nv diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the nv diamond material.
Lockheed Martin Corporation


07/28/16
20160216340 

Apparatus and high sensitivity magnetometry measurement and signal processing in a magnetic detection system


A system for magnetic detection may include a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source, an optical excitation source, an optical detector, a magnetic field generator, and a controller. The controller may control the excitation sources to apply a first pulse sequence.
Lockheed Martin Corporation


07/28/16
20160214904 

Super-hard constructions, methods for making same and processing same


A construction comprising a sintered polycrystalline super-hard layer having mutually opposite reinforced boundaries, each of which is bonded to a respective reinforcement structure, in which the super-hard layer comprises polycrystalline diamond (pcd) material or polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (pcbn) material. The construction will be configured such that the equivalent circle diameter of each reinforced boundary is at least ten times the mean thickness of the super-hard layer between them.
Element Six Limited


07/28/16
20160214625 

Auto-rack railroad car vehicle restraint apparatus


A vehicle restraint system for an auto-rack railroad car which includes an active chock and an anchor chock configured to co-act to secure a vehicle in the auto-rack railroad car. In various embodiments, each chock has a chock body including a substantially diamond shaped elongated tube which includes four integrally connected elongated walls.
Standard Car Truck Company


07/28/16
20160214272 

3-d diamond printing using a pre-ceramic polymer with a nanoparticle filler


According to some embodiments, a method includes depositing alternating layers of a ceramic powder and a pre-ceramic polymer dissolved in a solvent. Each layer of the pre-ceramic polymer is deposited in a shape corresponding to a cross section of an object.
Lockheed Martin Corporation


07/28/16
20160214230 

Apparatus for dressing urethane foam pad for use in polishing


A dressing apparatus for dressing a urethane foam pad, for use in polishing, by bringing diamond abrasive grains into sliding contact with the urethane foam pad, includes a support for holding the grains. The grains have multiple grit sizes, and include a high-grit diamond abrasive grain with a grit size of #170 or more and a low-grit diamond abrasive grain with a grit size of #140 or less.
Shin-etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160213892 

Apparatus and balloon angioplasty


A dilation balloon is wrapped in one or more patterns with a wire or braided material having diamond abrasive or other abrasive material bonded thereto. The wire or braided material is vibrated in one or more ways to enhance the cutting action of the wire abrasive.
The Spectranetics Corporation


07/28/16
20160213104 

Diamond cuts providing increased light amplification


A sparkling, oblong-shaped precious stone, such as an emerald or cushion cut diamond is formed by providing these diamonds with two long crown surfaces extending at a crown angle and two long pavilion surfaces extending at a pavilion angle, where the crown angle is in the range of 30-36 and the pavilion angle is in the range of 30-34. The crown angle and the pavilion angle are so formed that the crown angle is either equal to or larger than the pavilion angle by an angle that does not exceed 6 degrees..

07/21/16
20160211637 

Slab laser and amplifier and use


A slab laser and its method of use for high power applications including the manufacture of semiconductors and deposition of diamond and/or diamond-like-carbon layers, among other materials. A lamp driven slab design with a face-to-face beam propagation scheme and an end reflection that redirects the amplified radiation back out the same input surface is utilized.

07/21/16
20160211414 

Light-emitting element having a reflective structure with high efficiency


An optoelectronic element comprises a semiconductor stack comprising an active layer, wherein the semiconductor stack has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; a first transparent layer on the second surface; a plurality of cavities in the first transparent layer; and a layer on the first transparent layer, wherein the first transparent layer comprises oxide or diamond-like carbon.. .
Epistar Corporation


07/21/16
20160211341 

Transistor with diamond gate


A field effect transistor having a diamond gate electrode and a process for forming the same. In some embodiments, the device is an algan/gan high-electron-mobility transistor (hemt).
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


07/21/16
20160209199 

Piezoresistive boron doped diamond nanowire


A uncd nanowire comprises a first end electrically coupled to a first contact pad which is disposed on a substrate. A second end is electrically coupled to a second contact pad also disposed on the substrate.
Uchicago Argonne, Llc


07/21/16
20160208413 

Epitaxial diamond layer and the production thereof


An epitaxial diamond layer and a method for the production thereof can be provided that comprises the following steps: providing a substrate; depositing a metal layer on at least a subarea of the substrate, wherein the metal layer contains, or consists of, at least one period 4, 5 or 6 metal having a melting point of greater than or equal to 1200 k; and depositing a diamond layer on at least a subarea of the metal layer; wherein at least one intermediate layer is deposited between the metal layer and the diamond layer and has a higher lattice constant than undoped crystalline diamond and a lower hardness than undoped crystalline diamond.. .
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


07/21/16
20160207825 

Laminates with a polymeric scratch resistant layer


One or more aspects of the disclosure pertain to a laminates including a substrate, such as a glass substrate, which may be strengthened, or a sapphire substrate, and a polymeric scratch resistant layer disposed on the substrate. In one or more embodiments, where a glass substrate is utilized, the average flexural strength of the glass substrate is maintained when combined with the polymeric scratch resistant layer.
Corning Incorporated


07/21/16
20160207169 

Polycrystalline diamond, polycrystalline diamond compacts, methods of making same, and applications


Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond compacts (“pdc”) exhibiting enhanced diamond-to-diamond bonding. In an embodiment, a pdc includes a polycrystalline diamond (“pcd”) table bonded to a substrate.
Us Synthetic Corporation


07/21/16
20160207168 

Polycrystalline diamond composite compact element, tools incorporating same and making same


The invention relates to a pcd composite compact element comprising a pcd structure integrally bonded at an interface to a cemented carbide substrate; the pcd structure comprising coherently bonded diamond grains having a mean size no greater than 15 microns; the cemented carbide substrate comprising carbide particles dispersed in a metallic binder, the carbide particles comprising a carbide compound of a metal; wherein the ratio of the amount of metallic binder to the amount of the metal at points in the substrate deviates from a mean value by at most 20 percent of the mean value. The invention further relates to a method for making a pdc compact element comprising a pcd structure integrally bonded to a substrate formed of cemented carbide; the method including introducing a source of excess carbon to the substrate at a bonding surface of the substrate to form a carburised substrate; contacting an aggregated mass of diamond grains with the carburised substrate; and sintering the diamond grains in the presence of a solvent/catalyst material for diamond; wherein the mean size of the diamond grains in the aggregated mass is no greater than 30 microns..
Element Six (production) (pty) Ltd


07/21/16
20160205944 

Synergistic bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai and bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki mixtures for diamondback moth, beet armyworm, sugarcane borer, soybean looper, corn earworm, cabbage looper, and southwestern corn borer control


The present invention generally relates to the use of synergistic amounts of bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Aizawai and bacillus thuringiensis subsp.
Valent Biosciences Corporation


07/21/16
20160205942 

Synergistic bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai, bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole mixtures for diamondback moth, beet armyworm, sugarcane borer, soybean looper, corn earworm, cabbage looper, and southwestern corn borer control


The present invention generally relates to the use of synergistic amounts of bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Aizawai, bacillus thuringiensis subsp.
Valent Biosciences Corporation


07/21/16
20160205941 

Synergistic bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai and chlorantraniliprole mixtures for diamondback moth, beet armyworm, soybean looper, corn earworm, cabbage looper, and southwestern corn borer control


The present invention generally relates to the use of synergistic amounts of bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Aizawai and chlorantraniliprole for the control of diamondback moth, beet armyworm, soybean looper, corn earworm, cabbage looper, and southwestern corn borer.
Valent Biosciences Corporation


07/21/16
20160205940 

Synergistic bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole mixtures for diamondback moth, beet armyworm, sugarcane borer, soybean looper and corn earworm control


The present invention generally relates to the use of synergistic amounts of bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole for the control of diamondback moth, beet armyworm, sugarcane borer, soybean looper and corn earworm.
Valent Biosciences Corporation


07/14/16
20160205328 

Sports television camera assignment


An arrangement of cameras and method for televising a baseball game includes first and second cameras positioned equidistant from home plate and first and third bases, the camera height above the playing field and the camera distance from the first and third baselines being chosen so that a ray to each camera, from an origin at the midpoint between the bases opposite the baseball diamond from that camera, rises at between 17 degrees and 7.9 degrees above horizontal. Alternatively, the ray rises at between 3.7 degrees and 6.1 degrees above horizontal.

07/14/16
20160203937 

Planar field emitters and high efficiency photocathodes based on ultrananocrystalline diamond


A method of forming a field emitter comprises disposing a first layer on a substrate. The first layer is seeded with nanodiamond particles.
Uchicago Argonne, Llc


07/14/16
20160201399 

Mechanically locking polycrystalline diamond element and industrial device


The present disclosure relates to an industrial device including a pcd element located in a recess of the industrial device. The pcd element and recess may contain an aligned mechanical lock.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/14/16
20160201221 

Electronic device grade single crystal diamonds and producing the same


A method utilising microwave plasma chemical vapour deposition (mpcvd) process of producing electronic device grade single crystal diamond comprising of: (a) selecting a diamond seed or substrate having a pre-determined orientation, (b) cleaning and/or etching of non-diamond phases and other induced surface damages from the diamond seed or substrate, whereby this step can be performed one or more times, (c) growing a layer of extremely low crystal defect density diamond surface on the cleaned/etched diamond seed or substrate, whereby this step can be performed one or more times, and (d) growing electronics device grade single crystal diamond on top of the layer of the low crystal defect density diamond surface.. .
Iia Technologies Pte. Ltd.


07/14/16
20160199997 

Cutter spare blade and cutter


A spare blade 25 is a square plate formed of cemented carbide and to be attached to an outer circumferential surface of a cutter 10 for forming a plane. A flat face 28 forming cutting edges is a convex portion 28a slightly bulging in a shape of a lateral surface of a single cone, and a center of the square plate lies on an axis of the convex portion 28a.
Kanefusa Kabushiki Kaisha


07/07/16
20160197027 

Semiconductor device structures comprising polycrystalline cvd diamond with improved near-substrate thermal conductivity


Wherein an average nucleation density at a nucleation surface of the diamond nucleation layer is no less than 1×108 cm−2 and no more than 1×1012 cm−2.. .

07/07/16
20160195310 

Device for improving the efficiency of a heat exchange system


In one aspect of the invention, an apparatus for improving the efficiency of a heat exchange system having a compressor, condenser, expansion valve, evaporator and a flowing refrigerant is provided. The apparatus is a tubular device having a refrigerant entrance and a refrigerant exit and is positioned in the heat exchange system between the expansion valve and the evaporator.
Articmaster Inc.


07/07/16
20160194540 

Aggregates of diamond with vitrified bond


The present disclosure relates to abrasive aggregates comprised of abrasive particles in a vitreous binder composition, and methods of making and using such abrasive aggregates, including in abrasive articles. The abrasive aggregates can include modifier particles.
Saint-gobain Abrasifs


07/07/16
20160193718 

Methods of forming polycrystalline diamond compacts


Methods for forming cutting elements comprising polycrystalline materials, methods for forming polycrystalline compacts for cutting elements of a drilling tool, methods for forming polycrystalline diamond compacts, and resulting polycrystalline compacts and cutting elements are disclosed. Grains of a hard material are introduced to a press and subjected to a high-pressure, high-temperature (hpht) process to sinter the grains.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


06/30/16
20160190069 

Method for forming identification marks on refractory material single crystal substrate, and refractory material single crystal substrate


An identification mark formation method for forming an identification mark on a refractory material single crystal substrate that is made of one selected from the group consisting of sapphire, gallium nitride, aluminum nitride, diamond, boron nitride, zinc oxide, gallium oxide, and titanium dioxide is disclosed. The method includes: (a) scanning a principal surface of the refractory material single crystal substrate with a laser beam at a first energy density such that a groove is formed in the principal surface of the refractory material single crystal substrate, thereby forming an identification mark in the principal surface of the refractory material single crystal substrate; and (b) scanning an inside of the groove of the refractory material single crystal substrate with a laser beam at a second energy density that is lower than the first energy density..

06/30/16
20160187282 

Device for single molecule detection and fabrication methods thereof


Disclosed herein is a device comprising an electrode pair comprising a first electrode and a second electrode; a nanogap channel; wherein a portion of the nanogap channel is sandwiched between the first electrode and the second electrode; wherein at least a portion of the first electrode directly faces at least a portion of the second electrode, across the nanogap channel; wherein the portion of the first electrode and the portion of the second electrode are exposed to an interior of the nanogap channel; and wherein the first electrode or the second electrode comprises doped diamond, silicon carbide or a combination thereof. Also disclosed herein is a method comprising forming on a carrier substrate a first material layer comprising doped diamond, silicon carbide or a combination thereof; bonding the first material layer onto an electrical circuit..

06/30/16
20160186499 

Diamond enhanced drilling insert with high impact resistance


An insert for a drill bit may include a substrate; a working layer of polycrystalline diamond material on the uppermost end of the insert, wherein the polycrystalline diamond material includes a plurality of interconnected diamond grains; and a binder material; and an inner transition layer between the working layer and the substrate, wherein the inner transition layer is adjacent to the substrate; wherein the inner transition layer has a hardness that is at least 500 hv greater than the hardness of the substrate.. .

06/30/16
20160186363 

Diamond coating and depositing the same


The invention concerns a diamond coating characterized in that it includes at least one stack of a first nanocrystalline diamond layer and a second microcrystalline diamond layer.. .

06/30/16
20160186362 

Substrates for semiconductor devices


A method of fabricating a composite semiconductor component comprising: (i) providing a bowed substrate comprising a wafer of synthetic diamond material having a thickness td, the bowed substrate being bowed by an amount b and comprising a convex face and a concave face; (ii) growing a layer of compound semiconductor material on the convex face of the bowed substrate via a chemical vapour deposition technique at a growth temperature t to form a bowed composite semiconductor component comprising the layer of compound semiconductor material of thickness tsc on the convex face of the bowed substrate, the compound semiconductor material having a higher average thermal expansion coefficient than the synthetic diamond material between the growth temperature t and room temperature providing a thermal expansion mismatch Δtec; and (iii) cooling the bowed composite semiconductor component, wherein the layer of compound semiconductor material contracts more than the wafer of synthetic diamond material during cooling due to the thermal expansion mismatch Δtec, wherein b, td, tsc, and Δtec are selected such that the layer of compound semiconductor material contracts on cooling by an amount which off-sets bowing in the bowed substrate thus pulling the bowed composite semiconductor component into a flat configuration, the layer of compound semiconductor material having a tensile stress after cooling of less than 500 mpa.. .

06/30/16
20160186338 

Method for producing peroxodisulfates in aqueous solution


A process for preparing or regenerating peroxodisulfuric acid and its salts by electrolysis of an aqueous solution containing sulfuric acid and/or metal sulfates at diamond-coated electrodes without addition of promoters is described, with bipolar silicon electrodes which are coated with diamond on one side and whose uncoated silicon rear side serves as cathode being used.. .

06/30/16
20160184952 

Recovery rotational speed for diamond-tipped core drilling devices after a temperature switch-off (overheating of the motor)


The rotational speed of the drive (20) is raised from the second value to the first value if the second temperature value has fallen below the pre-specified threshold value for a pre-specified second period of time.. .

06/30/16
20160184910 

Machine for machining workpieces


A machine for machining workpieces includes a machine frame (110, 120), a honing ring carrier (60) which is mounted on the machine frame and in which a honing ring or a honing ring blank is clampable and rotationally drivable about its central axis, and a workpiece spindle module (50) having a workpiece spindle (54), wherein a workpiece which is to be machined with the honing ring clamped in the honing ring carrier (60) is mountable in the region of a free end of the workpiece spindle (54). The machine further includes a grinding module (130) for profiling a honing ring as a result of grinding a honing ring blank, wherein the grinding module (130) is arranged in such a manner on the machine frame (110, 120) that a grinding wheel of the grinding module (130) can be positioned relative to the honing ring carrier (60) inside a truly three-dimensional space.

06/30/16
20160184909 

Systems and methods for manufacturing diamond coated wires


A method for designing a diamond coated wire for use in a wafer slicing system includes adjusting an initial diamond size distribution until an intermediate diamond size distribution is generated, wherein the intermediate diamond size distribution has a corresponding simulated penetration thickness value less than or equal a predetermined penetration thickness value, and wherein penetration thickness is a parameter proportional to a depth of subsurface damage that would occur when slicing an ingot using a diamond coated wire having an associated diamond size distribution. The method may include adjusting the intermediate diamond size distribution until a final diamond size distribution is generated, wherein the final diamond size distribution has a maximum diamond grit size that is substantially equal to a predetermined maximum diamond grit size, and manufacturing the diamond coated wire such that the diamond coated wire has a plurality of diamond grits that fit the final diamond size distribution..

06/23/16
20160180824 

Guitar pick having cvd diamond or dlc coating


A guitar pick comprises a substrate layer and a diamond film layer or coating. The diamond film layer is composed of chemical vapor deposited diamond, or diamond-like carbon.

06/23/16
20160177959 

Fracture-resistant self-lubricating wear surfaces


Fracture-resistant and self-lubricating wear surfaces are provided. In an implementation, a machine surface that is subject to wear is coated with or is constructed of a metallic nanostructure to resist the wear and to provide fracture-resistant hardness, built-in lubrication, and thermal conductivity for heat-sinking friction.

06/23/16
20160177863 

Iron-based sprayed coating, cylinder block for internal combustion engine using same, and sliding mechanism for internal combustion engine


An iron-based sprayed coating for coating a bore inner surface of a cylinder block for an internal combustion engine. A coating surface contains pits, its pit amount is within a range of 0.01% to 2.1%, and an average roughness ra of this coating surface is within a range of 0.01 μm to 0.15 μm.

06/23/16
20160177441 

Apparatus and manufacturing free standing cvd polycrystalline diamond films


In a system and method of growing a diamond film, a cooling gas flows between a substrate and a substrate holder of a plasma chamber and a process gas flows into the plasma chamber. In the presence of an plasma in the plasma chamber, a temperature distribution across the top surface of the substrate and/or across a growth surface of the growing diamond film is controlled whereupon, during diamond film growth, the temperature distribution is controlled to have a predetermined temperature difference between a highest temperature and a lowest temperature of the temperature distribution.

06/23/16
20160175941 

Diamond coated tool


The present invention provides a diamond coated tool which is resistant to exfoliation at an interface between a base material and a diamond layer. The diamond coated tool of the present invention is a diamond coated tool including a base material and a diamond layer coating a surface of the base material, and characterized in that the surface of the base material has an arithmetic average roughness ra of not less than 0.1 μm and not more than 10 μm and an average length of roughness profile elements rsm of not less than 1 μm and not more than 100 μm, and that the diamond layer has a plurality of cavities extending from a portion bordering on the base material in a crystal growth direction..

06/23/16
20160174867 

Magnetism measuring device


A magnetism measuring device includes a light source unit, a diamond crystal and an image sensor. The light source unit irradiates the diamond crystal with an excitation light, and irradiates the image sensor with a fluorescent light generated by the diamond crystal.

06/16/16
20160172449 

Semiconductor device


According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes an n-type semiconductor layer, a first electrode, and a nitride semiconductor layer. The n-type semiconductor layer includes diamond.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


06/16/16
20160172140 

Contact unit for an electromechanical switching device


A contact unit for an electromechanical switching device includes a carrier element and a contact element connected to the carrier element. The contact element has a silver-containing layer that provides a contact area for making releasable contact with a further contact area of the switching device depending on a switching state of the switching device.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


06/16/16
20160168919 

Ultra-hard material cutting elements and methods of manufacturing the same with a metal-rich intermediate layer


Methods for joining an ultra-hard body, such as a thermally stable polycrystalline diamond (tsp) body, to a substrate and mitigating the formation of high stress concentration regions between the ultra-hard body and the substrate. One method includes covering at least a portion of the ultra-hard body with an intermediate layer, placing the ultra-hard body and the intermediate layer in a mold, filling a remaining portion of mold with a substrate material including a matrix material and a binder material such that the intermediate layer is disposed between the ultra-hard body and the substrate material, and heating the mold to an infiltration temperature configured to melt the binder material and form the substrate..
Smith International, Inc.


06/16/16
20160168816 

Wing diamond foundation


A foundation including first and second wings, each including first and second wing portions and a bent portion. The first and second wing portions and the bent portion, of each of the first and second wings, are made of a single sheet of metal.
New Generation Steel Foundations, Llc


06/16/16
20160167200 

Polycrystalline diamond


An embodiment of a pcd insert comprises an embodiment of a pcd element joined to a cemented carbide substrate at an interface. The pcd element has internal diamond surfaces defining interstices between them.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


06/16/16
20160167194 

Device for diamond-burnishing of holes


The present invention relates to various kinds of finishing and hardening treatment of holes in pieces by methods of plastic surface deformation and can find application in many branches of engineering industry. It is designed to burnish holes on a milling or drilling machine tool.
Samara State Aerospace University


06/16/16
20160167139 

Cutting tool, manufacturing cutting tool, and manufacturing cut product using cutting tool


A cutting tool based on an embodiment of the present invention is provided with a cylindrical main body section which is made of a cobalt-containing cemented carbide alloy and is rotatable about the central axis thereof, a cutting edge which is provided at at least one of the tip and the periphery of the main body section, a chip discharge groove which extends from the cutting edge toward the rear end of the main body section, and a coating layer which is made of diamond and covers the cutting edge, wherein the cobalt content of the surface of the main body section at the part coated with the coating layer is less than the cobalt content of the surface of the main body section at parts other than the part coated with the coating layer.. .
Kyocera Corporation


06/16/16
20160166482 

Light attenuating formulations


A preparation provides light or radiation attenuation between about 190 and 800 nm has an amount of diamond nanoparticles in a medium, where the diamond nanoparticles have a size between about 1 nm and 1000 nm are modified to enhance absorption or photoluminescence. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract..
Adámas Nanotechnologies Inc.


06/09/16
20160164106 

Electrodes and electrochemical devices and methods of making electrodes and electrochemical devices


Dual use gas diffusion-gas evolution electrodes containing diamond-like carbon are described, which can act as gas diffusion electrodes during discharge, and gas evolution electrodes during recharge. Electrodes of the disclosed materials are electrochemically robust, inhibit multi-step reactions, and have high, isotropic thermal conductivity.
Coulombic, Inc.


06/09/16
20160161991 

Ultra-thin, passively cooled sapphire windows


A system and process coat or create a composite material with a layer of diamond film deposited on a sapphire substrate. The diamond film may be applied using, e.g., a microwave field and a hydrocarbon gas environment.
Rubicon Technology, Inc.


06/09/16
20160161583 

Method for hyper-polarizing nuclear spins at arbitrary magnetic fields


A method of dynamically polarizing the nuclear spin host of nitrogen-vacancy (nv) centers in diamond is provided. The method uses optical, microwave and radio-frequency pulses to recursively transfer spin polarization from the nv electronic spin.
Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York


06/09/16
20160161429 

Systems and methods for deterministic emitter switch microscopy


Techniques for deterministic switch microscopy include resolving at least one nitrogen vacancy center in a diamond structure. A magnetic field can be applied across the diamond structure and the nitrogen vacancy centers can be optically excited.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York


06/09/16
20160159693 

Cutting tool insert


A polycrystalline diamond (pcd) compact and method for making the compact are provided. The method includes bringing a first pcd wafer and a second pcd wafer together at an interface in the presence of a bonding agent to form an unbonded assembly and bonding the wafers together at the interface at a pressure and temperature at which diamond is thermodynamically stable.

06/09/16
20160158918 

Carbonate-catalyzed polycrystalline diamond elements, methods of manufacturing the same, and applications therefor


In an embodiment, a polycrystalline diamond compact includes a substrate and a preformed polycrystalline diamond table bonded to the substrate. The table includes bonded diamond grains defining interstitial regions.
Us Synthetic Corporation


06/09/16
20160158859 

Unibit re-sharpening device


A unibit re-sharpening device for reconditioning the surface of worn unibits by filing them in a tapered recess. The unibit re-sharpening device comprises a device housing having a tapered recess with a diamond infused file therein, with the file connected to an integrated electric motor and high frequency mechanical vibrator, with an attachable collet for securing a conventional unibit in the tapered recess.

06/09/16
20160158764 

Procedure for efficient recovery od diamonds, gold from tailings


The value-minerals are captured by gravity-separation, from a low-grade slurry. The ratio of liquids-to-solids in the slurry affects the efficiency of capture, and an ideal liquids/solids ratio is the ratio at which the efficiency of capture is at a maximum.

06/09/16
20160158728 

Modified diamond particles


Modified diamond particles for use in chromatography with a desired functional group at the diamond surface, formed from reaction of hydroxyl groups at diamond surfaces with a reactive molecule.. .
Brigham Young University


06/09/16
20160158577 

Medical device for radiotherapy treatment


The invention relies on a medical device for an intracorporeal location, wherein: it comprises a deformable armature, at least partially made of a shape memory material and having an ea end and an eb end, said ea end being larger than said eb end, it has an essentially triangular, trapezoidal, ovally or diamond-shaped, the sides of which extending between said eb end and the corners of said ea end, said deformable armature includes a middle rip extending from said ea end to said eb end and multiple cross elements extending between the middle rip and said sides, wherein said sides are formed by sides braces, it comprises at least one x-ray visible marker fixed at the deformable armature selected from the group consisting of gold, silver, platinum, tantalum, tungsten, niobium, palladium, iridium, it comprises a guide suited for the intracorporeal introduction of said medical device, and an extraction holder of the medical device. The invention also relies on a device for the introduction, by an endoscopic or percutaneous way, of the medical device, and on a method for accurately targeting a target area during radiation treatment through image guidance comprising determining the location of the medical device in real time using at least one method of targeting selected from the group consisting of lasers, visual, infrared, mrumrs, rf and radiation; and modifying the radiation treatment beam path to adaptively compensate for a change in position of the target area..

06/09/16
20160158382 

Agent for the treatment and prevention of sleep disorders


The invention relates to the fields of pharmaceutics and medicine and describes an agent for the treatment and prevention of sleep disorders, wherein a conjugate of glycine immobilized on detonation nanodiamond particles 2-10 nm in size comprises 21±3 wt. % glycine.

06/09/16
20160158007 

Prosthetic heart valve system and delivery system therefor


A prosthetic heart valve system and a delivery system therefor, the prosthetic heart valve system comprising a heart valve element with expandable generally tubular stent support forming a wire frame, wherein the tubular stent support comprises a plurality of adjacent rows of interconnected, substantially diamond-shaped cell structures extending, along and in parallel to the longitudinal direction, between the proximal end and distal end, and wherein the stent support, in a medial portion, comprises a circumferential row of a plurality of wire anchor structures which wire anchor structures are spaced from one another and attached to the wire frame and which, in respect to the longitudinal axis of the stent support, at least partially protrude outward at an angle α. The prosthetic heart valve system may also comprise a stent(graft)-element..
Nvt Ag




Diamond topics: Crystallin, Gallium Nitride, Boron Nitride, Refraction, Irradiation, Transverse, Touch Panel, Semiconductor Wafer, Electrical Signal, Diamond Like Carbon, Semiconductor, Surface Treatment, Carbon Atoms, Integrated Circuit, Transducer

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