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Date/App# patent app List of recent Diamond-related patents
04/07/16
20160099464 
 Positive active material for rechargeable lithium battery, and positive active material layer and rechargeable lithium battery including same patent thumbnailPositive active material for rechargeable lithium battery, and positive active material layer and rechargeable lithium battery including same
A positive active material for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a lithium nickel-based oxide particle and a coating layer surrounding the lithium nickel-based oxide particle, the coating layer including diamond-like carbon. The lithium nickel-based oxide particle includes lithium and a nickel-containing metal.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160099344 
 Facilitating fabricating gate-all-around nanowire field-effect transistors patent thumbnailFacilitating fabricating gate-all-around nanowire field-effect transistors
Methods are presented for facilitating fabrication of a semiconductor device, such as a gate-all-around nanowire field-effect transistor. The methods include, for instance: providing at least one stack structure including at least one layer or bump extending above the substrate structure; selectively oxidizing at least a portion of the at least one stack structure to form at least one nanowire extending within the stack structure(s) surrounded by oxidized material of the stack structure(s); and removing the oxidized material from the stack structure(s), exposing the nanowire(s).
Globalfoundries Inc.


04/07/16
20160097885 
 Mirror substrates with highly finishable corrosion-resistant coating patent thumbnailMirror substrates with highly finishable corrosion-resistant coating
The disclosure is directed to optical elements including a performance-enhancing coating on the surface of a metal or ceramic substrate and to methods for making the optical elements. The optical elements are suitable for use in harsh environments, including salt fog and high humidity environments.
Corning Incorporated


04/07/16
20160097702 
 Method of testing a polycrystalline diamond compact cutter patent thumbnailMethod of testing a polycrystalline diamond compact cutter
The method for determining fracture toughness includes clamping a cutting element in a first orientation, exerting a confining pressure on the cutting element, applying a first load at a first distance from a perimeter of the diamond table of the cutting element, increasing the first load to a first level sufficient to fracture, and recording the first level sufficient to fracture. Then, another load is applied at another distance from a perimeter of the diamond table with another cutting element or the same cutting element in another orientation.
Cnpc Usa Corp.


04/07/16
20160097626 
 Probes, styli, systems incorporating same and methods of manufacture patent thumbnailProbes, styli, systems incorporating same and methods of manufacture
A probe for use with measuring equipment, such as a coordinate measuring machine (cmm) or a profilometer includes a shaft and a probe tip coupled with the shaft. At least a portion of the probe tip comprises a superabrasive material such as polycrystalline diamond.
Us Synthetic Corporation


04/07/16
20160097242 
 Polycrystalline diamond compact cutter patent thumbnailPolycrystalline diamond compact cutter
The polycrystalline diamond compact cutter includes a diamond table and a carbide substrate. Different zones of the diamond table with relative thermal stability and toughness to each other are arranged for a particular cutting efficiency and working life.
Cnpc Usa Corp.


04/07/16
20160097145 
 Thermal diffusion doping of diamond patent thumbnailThermal diffusion doping of diamond
Boron-doped diamond and methods for making it are provided. The doped diamond is made using an ultra-thin film of heavily boron-doped silicon as a dopant carrying material in a low temperature thermal diffusion doping process..
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


04/07/16
20160096967 
 Property enhancing fillers for transparent coatings and transparent conductive films patent thumbnailProperty enhancing fillers for transparent coatings and transparent conductive films
Optically transparent films can comprise a coating of nanodiamonds to introduce desirable properties, such as hardness, good thermal conductivity and an increased dielectric constant. In general, transparent conductive films can be formed with desirable property enhancing nanoparticles included in a transparent conductive layer and/or in a coating layer.
C3nano Inc.


03/31/16
20160093790 
 Diamond substrates for superconducting quantum circuits patent thumbnailDiamond substrates for superconducting quantum circuits
A mechanism relates to a superconducting quantum system. A diamond substrate layer is included.
Brooklyn Quantum Works


03/31/16
20160089812 
 Saw blade for making thin cuts in green concrete patent thumbnailSaw blade for making thin cuts in green concrete
A saw blade for rotating about an axis to cut green concrete may include a main body and a cutting portion. The main body includes an inner section and an outer section.
Husqvarna Ab


03/31/16
20160089740 

Bonding thin film diamond providing low vapor pressure at high temperature


A thin diamond film bonded to a diamond substrate made by the process of heating a diamond substrate inside a vacuum chamber to about 500° c., cooling the diamond substrate, coating a first surface of the diamond substrate with chromium, depositing an initial layer of palladium, heating the diamond substrate, allowing the chromium and the diamond substrate to form a chemical bond, inter-diffusing the adhesion layer of chromium and the initial layer of palladium, cooling, depositing palladium, placing a shadow mask, degassing the vacuum, depositing a tin layer, assembling the tin layer, heating the tin layer, melting the tin layer, and bonding the thin diamond film to the diamond substrate. A thin diamond film bonded to a diamond substrate comprising a thin diamond film, a layer of chromium, palladium, tin, and a diamond substrate..
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


03/24/16
20160087030 

Capacitor cell and manufacturing same


Capacitor technology that provides a high density, high reliability capacitor that is capable of operating at high temperature, for example for use in downhole tools. The capacitive cells have an insulating dielectric of crystalline diamond deposited on a substrate of silicon.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


03/24/16
20160085370 

Display for mobile device with abrasion resistant siloxane coating


An abrasion resistant coating is applied to a display of a mobile device. In an embodiment, the coating includes a first layer including siloxane; a second layer including siloxane, wherein the second layer has opposing sides and a hardness greater than the first layer; and a third layer including an amorphous carbon selected from a diamond-like carbon and a diamond-like nano-composite.
Google Inc.


03/24/16
20160083860 

Methods of coating substrates with composite coatings of diamond nanoparticles and metal


A method of coating a substrate includes dispersing functionalized diamond nanoparticles in a fluid comprising metal ions to form a deposition composition; disposing a portion of the deposition composition over at least a portion of a substrate; and electrochemically depositing a coating over the substrate. The coating comprises the diamond nanoparticles and a metal formed by reduction of the metal ions in the deposition composition..
Baker Hughes Incorporated


03/17/16
20160080772 

Encoding and decoding architecture of checkerboard multiplexed image data


A device includes a coder or a codec configured for interleaved image data utilizing diamond shaped blocks for motion estimation and/or motion compensation and utilizing square or orthogonal transforms of residual data. In various embodiments, the decoder may be configured, among others, to perform de-blocking on edges of the diamond shaped blocks and/or data padding at boundaries of the image data..
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


03/17/16
20160079117 

Sacrificial carrier dicing of semiconductor wafers


Mechanisms are provided for sacrificial carrier dicing of semiconductor wafers. A bottom layer of a semiconductor wafer is bonded to a top layer of a sacrificial carrier.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/17/16
20160079111 

Sacrificial carrier dicing of semiconductor wafers


Mechanisms are provided for sacrificial carrier dicing of semiconductor wafers. A bottom layer of a semiconductor wafer is bonded to a top layer of a sacrificial carrier.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/17/16
20160078891 

Glass substrate for information recording medium and manufacturing the same


The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a glass substrate for an information recording medium having a high level of cleanness and superior smoothness. The manufacturing method includes a step for washing a disk-shaped glass plate with an acid washing liquid, a step for removing at least part of a surface layer, which is formed on the surface of the glass plate, by performing grinding with diamond abrasion grains, and a step for washing the surface with a neutral or alkaline washing liquid..
Hoya Corporation


03/17/16
20160077222 

New single crystal diamond dosimeter and use thereof


The present invention relates to a new single crystal diamond dosimeter and use thereof.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


03/17/16
20160077167 

Integrated optical nanoscale probe


A diamond probe is suitable to be attached to an atomic force microscope and is created with a tip that incorporates a one or more nitrogen vacancy (nv) centers located near the end of the tip. The probe arm acts as an optical waveguide to propagate the emission from the nv center with high efficiency and a beveled end directs excitation light to the nv center and directs photoluminescence light emanating from the nv center into the probe arm.
Infinitum Solutions, Inc.


03/17/16
20160077004 

Conjugates of nano-diamond and magnetic or metallic particles


Techniques for imaging a characteristic of a sample with a plurality of conjugates of diamond-metallic nanoparticles having a nitrogen vacancy center. The plurality of conjugates can be exposed to a sample and the nitrogen vacancy centers can be optically pumped.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York


03/17/16
20160076355 

Apparatuses and methods for obtaining at-bit measurements for an earth-boring drilling tool


An earth-boring drilling tool comprises a cutting element. The cutting element comprises a substrate, a diamond table, and at least one sensing element formed from a doped diamond material disposed at least partially within the diamond table.
Element Six Limited


03/17/16
20160075561 

Thiolation modifying nanodiamonds


A thiolation method for modifying nanodiamonds includes steps as follows. A carboxylation step is provided, wherein the nanodiamonds are reacted with an oxidant for generating carboxyl groups on surfaces of the nanodiamonds so as to form carboxylated nanodiamonds.
National Tsing Hua University


03/17/16
20160074993 

Chemical mechanical planarization pad conditioner


A pad conditioner for a cmp polishing pad is disclosed that includes a substrate that has a matrixical arrangement of protrusions that have a layer of poly crystalline diamond on at least their top surfaces. The protrusions may have varying shapes and elevations and may comprise a first set of protrusions and a second set of protrusions, the first set of protrusions have a first average height and the second set of protrusions have a second average height, the first average height different from the second average height, a top of each protrusion in the first set of protrusions has a non-flat surface and a top of each protrusion in the second set of protrusions has a non-flat surface..
Entegris, Inc.


03/17/16
20160074693 

Diamond cutter push-up bar and accompanying workout methods


A diamond cutter push-up bar that provides a user with multiple methods for performing workout regimens. A push-up frame, elevated by a support structure, is formed from a first frame member, a second frame member, a third frame member, a fourth frame member, and a diagonal support member.

03/10/16
20160073488 

Dielectric wall accelerator utilizing diamond or diamond like carbon


Provided are a plurality of embodiments, including, but not limited to, a device for generating efficient low and high average power output gamma rays via relativistic particle bombardment of element targets using an efficient particle injector and accelerator at low and high average power levels suitable for element transmutation and power generation with an option for efficient remediation of radioisotope release into any environment. The devices utilize diamond or diamond-like carbon materials and active cooling for improved performance..

03/10/16
20160071936 

Method for producing a schottky diode on a diamond substrate


A method for producing a schottky diode, including the following steps: oxygenating the surface of a semiconductive layer of monocrystalline diamond, in such a way as to replace hydrogen surface terminations of the semiconductive layer with oxygen surface terminations; and forming, by physical vapour deposition, a first conductive layer of zirconium or indium-tin oxide on the surface of the semiconductive layer.. .
Institut Polytechnique De Grenoble


03/10/16
20160070723 

Written expert opinion of diamond and preparing the same


The invention includes: a barcode for reading a management number and measurement inspection company information of a polished mined diamond; a two-dimensional code for reading 4c information bound to the management number, the size information of the diamond, and optical virtual reflected images in the respective cases of the presence and absence of a color filter of the diamond created by cg software; and a field for outputting and displaying the 4c information output and displayed from the two-dimensional code and a size display field of the diamond, wherein the optical virtual reflected image in the absence of the color filter and the optical virtual reflected image in the presence of the color filter are output and displayed from the two-dimensional code and the computer database.. .
Central Gem Laboratory


03/10/16
20160068398 

A producing zeta negative nanodiamond dispersion and zeta negative nanodiamond dispersion


The present invention relates to a method for producing zeta negative single digit carboxylated nanodiamond dispersion. The method comprises adjusting ph of zeta negative carboxylated nanodiamond suspension to at least 7, and subjecting the ph adjusted suspension to beads milling.
Carbodeon Ltd Oy


03/03/16
20160065025 

Stator slot liners


A slot liner for a stator assembly in one embodiment includes a mesh structural member and a coating. The coating is disposed on at least one side of the mesh structural member, and includes a mixture of a filler and a polyimide resin.
General Electric Company


03/03/16
20160065024 

Rotor slot liners


A slot liner for a rotor assembly in one embodiment includes a metallic support member and a coating. The coating is disposed on at least one side of the metallic support member, and includes a mixture of a filler and a polyimide resin.
General Electric Company


03/03/16
20160064500 

Nanocrystaline diamond carbon film for 3d nand hardmask application


A nanocrystalline diamond layer for use in forming a semiconductor device and methods for using the same are disclosed herein. The device can include a substrate with a processing surface and a supporting surface, a device layer formed on the processing surface and a nanocrystalline diamond layer formed on the processing layer, the nanocrystalline diamond layer having an average grain size of between 2 nm and 5 nm.
Applied Materials, Inc.


03/03/16
20160064175 

Structured targets for x-ray generation


Disclosed are targets for generating x-rays using electron beams and their method of fabrication. They comprise a number of microstructures fabricated from an x-ray target material arranged in close thermal contact with a substrate such that the heat is more efficiently drawn out of the x-ray target material.
Sigray, Inc.


03/03/16
20160061914 

Method for the hyperpolarisation of nuclear spin in a diamond via a long-range interaction


The invention concerns a method for the hyperpolarisation of 13c nuclear spin in a diamond, comprising an optical pumping step, in which colour centre electron spins in the diamond are optically pumped. The method further comprises a transfer step in which the polarisation of a long-lived state of the colour centre electron spins is transferred to 13c nuclear spins in the diamond via a long-range interaction..
Universitaet Ulm


03/03/16
20160060563 

Engine oil additive composition comprising nanodiamond and preparing same


The present invention relates to an engine oil additive composition, whereby a hydrophobically surface-modified nanodiamond is capable of being stably dispersed in oil for a long time by being used together with a specific dispersant. According to the present invention, the nanodiamond is stably dispersed in the engine oil for a long time, thereby reducing friction and abrasion of the machine such as an engine and thus improving fuel efficiency..

03/03/16
20160059195 

Shear thickening formulation and composite material employing the same


A shear thickening formulation and composite material employing the same are provided. The shear thickening formulation includes inorganic particles and polyethylene glycol.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


03/03/16
20160059123 

Systems and/or methods for stock portfolio based competitive simulations


The exemplary embodiments described herein relate to systems and/or methods for competitive simulations and, more particularly, to systems and/or methods in which users build stock portfolios that compete against each other, with the performance of each user's stock portfolio being based on one or more stock market related metrics (e.g., price per share, market capitalization, volume of trade, etc.). A user's portfolio may be formed and/or reformed so as to comply with certain predefined criteria (e.g., company traded on a particular exchange, company belonging to a particular market sector, etc.).
Global Simulation Markets, Inc.


03/03/16
20160058887 

Nanodiamond particle complexes


The present invention provides various functionalized nanodiamond particles. In particular, the present invention provides soluble complexes of nanodiamond particles and therapeutic agents, for example insoluble therapeutics, anthracycline and/or tetracycline compounds, nucleic acids, proteins, etc.
Northwestern University


02/25/16
20160056239 

Method 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.


02/25/16
20160056159 

Semiconductor devices having contact plugs overlapping associated bitline structures and contact holes and manufacturing the same


A semiconductor device can include a plurality of landing pads arranged according to a layout on a substrate, wherein a cross-sectional shape of each of the landing pads has a diamond shape so that opposing interior angles of the diamond shape are equal to one another and adjacent interior angles of the diamond shape are unequal to one another.. .

02/25/16
20160053895 

Mechanical seal arrangement having sliding surfaces of different hardness


The invention relates to a mechanical seal arrangement comprising: a rotating slide ring (2) having a first slide surface and a stationary slide ring (3) with a second slide surface which between them define a sealing gap 4, wherein the first and second slide surfaces have different hardnesses, wherein the harder slide surface has a diamond coating (20) and the softer slide surface is produced from carbon composite material, and wherein an average initial roughness ra1 (of the diamond coating 20) is less than an average initial roughness ra2 of the slide surface made from carbon composite material.. .
Eagleburgmann Germany Gmbh & Co. Kg


02/25/16
20160053549 

Methods of forming earth-boring tools


A method of forming a cutting element for an earth-boring tool. The method includes providing diamond particles on a supporting substrate, the volume of diamond particles comprising a plurality of diamond nanoparticles.
Element Six Limited


02/25/16
20160053371 

Decorative article having black hard coating film


Provided is a decorative article including a black hard coating film which is excellently inhibited from suffering a deterioration of appearance quality such as a scratch due to use thereof, and which has excellent decorativeness. The decorative article according to the present invention is a decorative article including: a base; and a black hard coating film which is formed on the base, and which includes diamond-like carbon, wherein the hydrogen content of a surface, reverse to a surface closer to the base, of the black hard coating film is more than the hydrogen content of the surface, closer to the base, of the black hard coating film; and the hydrogen content of the surface, reverse to the surface closer to the base, of the black hard coating film is 30.0 to 75.0 atm %..
Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160053366 

High power impulse magnetron sputtering process to achieve a high density high sp3 containing layer


Methods for depositing a nanocrystalline diamond layer are disclosed herein. The method can include delivering a sputter gas to a substrate positioned in a processing region of a first process chamber, the first process chamber having a carbon-containing sputter target, delivering an energy pulse to the sputter gas to create a sputtering plasma, the sputtering plasma having a sputtering duration, the energy pulse having an average power between 1 w/cm2 and 10 w/cm2 and a pulse width which is less than 100 μs and greater than 30 μs, the sputtering plasma being controlled by a magnetic field, the magnetic field being less than 300.
Applied Materials, Inc.


02/25/16
20160052789 

Techniques for fabricating diamond nanostructures


Techniques for fabricating diamond nanostructures including application of a self-assembled hard mask to a surface of a diamond substrate to define a pattern of masked regions having a predetermined diameter surrounded by an exposed portion. The exposed portion can be vertically etched to a predetermined depth using inductively coupled plasma to form a plurality of nanoposts corresponding to the masked regions.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York


02/25/16
20160052109 

Methods of forming polycrystalline diamond


Methods of forming polycrystalline diamond include encapsulating diamond particles and a hydrocarbon substance in a canister, and subjecting the encapsulated diamond particles and hydrocarbon substance to a pressure and a temperature sufficient to form inter-granular bonds between the diamond particles. Cutting elements for use in an earth-boring tool includes a polycrystalline diamond material formed by such processes.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


02/25/16
20160052108 

Positive relief forming of polycrystalline diamond structures and resulting cutting tools


Embodiments of the invention relate to methods of making articles having portions of polycrystalline diamond bonded to a surface of a substrate and polycrystalline diamond compacts made using the same. In an embodiment, a molding technique is disclosed for forming cutting tools comprising polycrystalline diamond portions bonded to the outer surface of a substrate..
Us Synthetic Corporation


02/25/16
20160052098 

Tool unit applied to ultrasonic machining


A tool unit applied to ultrasonic machining, includes an amplitude transformer, a machining head and a connecting portion. The machining head has a micron-sized array structure.

02/18/16
20160049979 

Nogo - protective cover with front camera cover for mobile devices


The present invention discloses a protective device for a mobile device (smart phone or tablet), comprising: a frame comprising a first sidewall, a second sidewall opposite to the first sidewall, a third sidewall and a fourth sidewall opposite to the third sidewall, the sidewalls being terminated with each other and attached to a backboard, thereby enclosing and defining a space for accommodating the mobile device; provided with an engaging feature allowing the front camera of the mobile device to be covered or uncovered, at the will of the owner. With the present invention, the front camera can be covered by snapping or sliding a small cover in place, or uncovered by lifting or sliding said little cover, thus ensuring protection from potential hackers using the front camera of the device for illegal purposes.

02/18/16
20160047096 

Doggy doo bag and stick


The doggy doo bag and stick includes a circular bag with hinges and a plastic strap that attaches to each side of the hinged bag that allows bag to hang open and flat to the ground and two retrieval straps attached on each side of the hinged bag to allow for closing and retrieval of the bag. A telescoping rod having a grip at one end and a stationary diamond shaped wire at 45 degrees to the rod on the other end, that aids in application of the doggy doo bag..

02/18/16
20160046538 

Explosive formulations of mixture of carbon dioxide and a reducing agent and methods of using same


The disclosure relates to embodiments of an explosive formulation comprising a detonable mixture of an oxidizing agent such as carbon dioxide, and a material that decomposes the oxidizing agent exothermically (a reducing agent), and additives that increase the mixture's shock sensitivity. The formulations may be used in a method to produce diamonds or nano oxides or in other applications that use traditional explosives such as, but not limited to: ammonium nitrate and fuel oil combinations (anfo), watergel explosives, emulsion explosives and rdx..

02/11/16
20160042870 

High energy density storage device


A device and method for providing electrical energy storage of high specific energy density. The device contains one or more layers of high dielectric constant material, such as barium titanate or hexagonal barium titanate, sandwiched between electrode layers made up of a variety of possible conducting materials.

02/11/16
20160042591 

Gaming machine top display


A bonus display and gaming machine with a bonus display are disclosed. The bonus display includes a square video display arranged in a diamond pattern to display content such as a bonus wheel.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


02/11/16
20160041526 

Pivot for timepiece mechanism


A pivot for a timepiece mechanism, including a first rotational guide member for radially holding an arbor in a plate, and a second front guide member for axially limiting an end of the arbor, and including at least one resilient shock absorber acting on at least the first rotational guide member and/or the second front guide member. The resilient shock absorber is made in a one-piece manner in a micromachinable material or in silicon or quartz or diamond with a structural element other than the first rotational guide member and the second front guide member..
Nivarox-far S.a.


02/11/16
20160039115 

Sawing beads and making the same


A method to make sawing beads by means of laser cladding is disclosed whereby metal matrix powder is molten by means of a laser beam on a rotating sleeve while diamonds are thrown in the molten metal pool. By carefully controlling the temperature of the molten metal pool at or above 1150° c.
Nv Bekaert Sa


02/11/16
20160038914 

Porous composite particulate materials, methods of making and using same, and related apparatuses


In an embodiment, a porous composite particulate material includes a plurality of composite particles. Each composite particle includes an acid-base-resistant core particle at least partially surrounded by one or more layers of acid-base-resistant shell particles.
Us Synthetic Corporation


02/04/16
20160033371 

Sample preparation direct numerical simulation of rock properties


A sample preparation apparatus and method of preparing a rock sample using such an apparatus, as useful in connection with the digital numerical simulation of properties of the rock. The disclosed apparatus includes a fixably mounted diamond wire cutter.
Bp Corporation North America Inc.


02/04/16
20160033261 

Methods for evaluating gemstone shape


This disclosure relates to methods of evaluating the shape of a gemstone, such as a diamond, ruby, emerald, or sapphire. Also provided are methods of identifying gemstone shape..

02/04/16
20160032450 

Method for a diamond vapor deposition


The present invention relates to a method for depositing nanocrystalline diamond using a diamond vapor deposition facility which includes: a vacuum reactor including a reaction chamber connected to a vacuum source; a plurality of plasma sources arranged along a matrix that is at least two-dimensional in the reaction chamber; and a substrate holder arranged in the reactor, said method being characterized in that the deposition is carried out at a temperature of 100 to 500° c.. .
Neocoat Sa


02/04/16
20160031064 

Methods of fabricating polycrystalline diamond, and cutting elements and earth-boring tools comprising polycrystalline diamond


Methods of fabricating polycrystalline diamond include functionalizing surfaces of carbon-free nanoparticles with one or more functional groups, combining the functionalized nanoparticles with diamond nanoparticles and diamond grit to form a particle mixture, and subjecting the particle mixture to high pressure and high temperature (hpht) conditions to form inter-granular bonds between the diamond nanoparticles and the diamond grit. Cutting elements for use in an earth-boring tool includes a polycrystalline diamond material formed by such processes.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


02/04/16
20160029748 

Method for providing nanocrystalline diamond coatings on gemstones and other substrates


A method to apply nano-crystalline diamond onto a selected substrate, including preparing nanodiamond slurry of nanodiamond particles dispersed in a medium. The medium may include a liquid or a sol-gel.
Serenity Technologies, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028166 

Dual-feed dual-polarized antenna element and manufacturing same


Disclosed herein is a dual-feed dual-polarized antenna element and a method for manufacturing the same. An embodiment dual-polarization antenna element includes four radiating elements and eight feed ports.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025897 

Synthetic diamond optical elements


An optical element comprising: synthetic diamond material; and a flattened lens surface structure in the form of a zone plate, fresnel lens, or a spherical lens formed directly in at least one surface of the synthetic diamond material, wherein the synthetic diamond material has an absorption coefficient measured at room temperature of ≦0.5 cm−1 at a wavelength of 10.6 μm, and wherein the synthetic diamond material has a laser induced damage threshold meeting one or both of the following characteristics: the laser induced damage threshold is at least 30 jcm−2 measured using a pulsed laser at a wavelength of 10.6 μm with a pulse duration of 100 ns and a pulse repetition frequency in a range 1 to 10 hz; and the laser induced damage threshold is at least 1 mw/cm2 measured using a continuous wave laser at a wavelength of 10.6 μm.. .
Element Six N.v.


01/28/16
20160025806 

Systems and methods for reliable integrated circuit device test tooling


In one embodiment of the present invention, a test probe assembly for testing packaged integrated circuit (ic) devices includes a plurality of probes, a pad and a pcb/interposer. The plurality of probes is configured to repeatedly maintain reliable electrical contact with a corresponding plurality of dut contacts when under a compliant force.
Essai, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025231 

Trunnion ball valve for high pressure, and hydrogen station


A trunnion ball valve for high pressure and a hydrogen station are provided, which achieves low torque during operation, and whose durability is improved to maintain sealing ability for a long period of time. In a trunnion ball valve including a ball provided inside a body main unit in a freely rotatable manner; and a seal mechanism provided on positions on both sides of the ball so as to be in seal contact with the ball, the seal mechanism including: a seat retainer having a sealing surface that is to be in seal contact with a ball surface of the ball; a spring member provided for applying elastic force on the sealing surface side; and a sealing member provided on an outer surface of the seat retainer, at least both of the sealing surface and the ball surface has a coating layer of diamond-like carbon provided thereon, so as to exhibit sliding ability and sealing performance..
Kitz Corporation


01/28/16
20160023941 

Coating for glass with improved scratch/wear resistance and oleophobic properties


A protective coating on a front surface of a glass, by forming a diamond-like coating over the front surface of the glass; performing passive sputtering to form a protective layer directly on the diamond-like coating; performing reactive sputtering to form an adhesion layer directly on the protective layer; forming an anti-finger print layer directly over the adhesion layer.. .
Intevac, Inc.


01/28/16
20160023079 

Base running training device


A base running training device facilitates the teaching of proper base running techniques in the game of baseball. The device includes a plurality of bases configured for positioning on a baseball diamond.

01/28/16
20160021993 

Mirage effect jewellery


The present invention relates to mirage effect jewellery having a rest frame (10) and a plurality of stones (20). The stones (20) are mounted independent of one another such that dimensional variation is absorbable without impairing robustness and appearance of jewellery.
M/s. Sunjewels Pvt. Ltd.


01/21/16
20160020209 

Finfet source-drain merged by silicide-based material


A method includes conducting a laser-based anneal treatment on a metal layer positioned above and in direct contact with a top portion of a silicon cap layer located in direct contact with a first diamond shaped epitaxial layer surrounding a first fin and a second diamond shaped epitaxial layer surrounding a second fin. The metal layer extends from the top portion of the silicon cap layer in direct contact with the first diamond shaped epitaxial layer to the top portion of the silicon cap layer in direct contact with the second diamond shaped epitaxial layer.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160020208 

Finfet source-drain merged by silicide-based material


A method includes conducting a laser-based anneal treatment on a metal layer positioned above and in direct contact with a first diamond shaped epitaxial layer surrounding a first fin and a second diamond shaped epitaxial layer surrounding a second fin, the metal layer extends from the first diamond shaped epitaxial layer to the second diamond shaped epitaxial layer, the laser-based anneal treatment forms a silicide layer, a portion of the silicide layer between the first and the second diamond shaped epitaxial layers is substantially thicker than a portion of the silicide layer in contact with the first and the second diamond shaped epitaxial layers, and the silicide layer takes on a crystal orientation of the first and the second epitaxial layers.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160020061 

Transmission-type target for x-ray generating source, and x-ray generator and radiography system including transmission-type target


A transmission-type target includes a target layer and a transmissive substrate. The target layer is configured to generate x-rays in response to irradiation of electrons.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/21/16
20160018269 

Nanometer scale quantum thermometer


An approach to nanoscale thermometry that utilizes coherent manipulation of the electronic spin associated with nitrogen-vacancy (nv) color centers in diamond is disclosed. The methods and apparatus allow for detection of temperature variations down to milli-kelvin resolution, at nanometer length scales.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


01/21/16
20160017669 

Polycrystalline diamond compact cutting elements and earth-boring tools including poycrystalline diamond cutting elements


Methods of attaching a polycrystalline diamond compact (pdc) element to a substrate include maintaining a gap between the pdc element and an adjacent substrate, and at least substantially filling the gap with a deposition process. Methods of forming a cutting element for an earth-boring tool include forming a pdc element by pressing diamond crystals together, forming a substrate including a particulate carbide material and a matrix material, leaving a gap between at least portions of the pdc element and the substrate, masking surfaces of the pdc element and of the substrate that do not face the gap, and forming an adhesion material on surfaces of the pdc element and of the substrate that face the gap.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


01/21/16
20160017668 

Precision polycrystalline diamond compact (pdc) pockets


Method of manufacturing and remanufacturing wellbore drill bits and wellbore drill bit manufactured or remanufactured by the methods are disclosed. The manufacturing method comprises providing a drill bit having at least one blade, providing at least one cutter pocket in each blade, providing a registration device in each cutter pocket, and positioning a cutting surface within each cutter pocket and in engagement with each the registration device therein..
Superior Drilling Products, Inc.


01/21/16
20160017667 

Earth-boring tools, drill bits, and diamond-impregnated rotary drill bits including crushed polycrystalline diamond material


A hardfacing material includes a metal matrix material and particles of crushed polycrystalline diamond material embedded within the metal matrix material. An earth-boring tool includes a body comprising particles of fragmented polycrystalline diamond material embedded within a metal matrix material.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


01/21/16
20160017666 

Hole opener and drilling


The present document describes a drill-bit which achieves both the rigidity and a fast rate of penetration. The drill-bit comprises a cone shaped central portion comprising a plurality of ribs protruding from the central portion and defining a plurality of blades.
First Corp International Inc.


01/21/16
20160017370 

Device for intracellular delivery and a method thereof


A device for intracellular delivery includes a substrate having a diamond layer, and diamond nanoneedles that spaced apart from each other on the diamond layer, the substrate further comprises a silicon layer below the diamond layer, wherein the nanoneedles are cylindrical nanoneedles, and a side surface of the nanoneedles is perpendicular to the diamond layer.. .
City University Of Hong Kong


01/21/16
20160016805 

Method for producing synthetic diamonds


A method of producing diamonds comprises the steps of providing a nano-structured carbonaceous material, and thermally treating the nano-structured carbonaceous material in an oxygen-containing environment so as to produce diamonds. The nano-structured carbonaceous material may be materials such as carbon nano-particles, carbon nano-tubes and carbon nano-scrolls.
Cambridge Enterprise Limited


01/21/16
20160016291 

Superhard constructions and methods of making same


A method of forming a super hard pcd construction comprises forming an aggregated mass comprising a catalyst/solvent material for diamond, and one or more of w, mo, cr, v, ti, zr, nb, hf, ta, sc, and/or y, forming a pre-sinter assembly comprising the aggregated mass and a plurality of diamond grains and treating the pre-sinter assembly at uhpt to form a pcd construction. Residual catalyst/solvent and one or more of w, mo, cr, v, ti, zr, nb, hf, ta, sc, and/or y, in non-carbide form at least partially fill a plurality of interstitial regions in the pcd.
Element Six Abrasives S.a.


01/21/16
20160016290 

Superabrasive elements and methods for processing and manufacturing the same using protective layers


A method of processing a polycrystalline diamond element includes forming a protective layer over a selected portion of a polycrystalline diamond element, the polycrystalline diamond element having a polycrystalline diamond table that includes a superabrasive face, a superabrasive side surface, and a chamfer extending between the superabrasive face and the superabrasive side surface. A portion of the superabrasive side surface is covered by the protective layer and the protective layer is not formed over the chamfer.
Us Synthetic Corporation


01/14/16
20160010439 

Apparatus and system for sealing submersible pump assemblies


An apparatus and system for sealing an electrical submersible pump (esp) assembly are described. An esp system includes a top portion of a seal section including a sand barrier portion defined by a sand barrier stop secured between the esp intake and an adapter portion, the sand barrier portion including a sand barrier wedged between the sand barrier stop and the adapter portion, the adapter portion encasing a mechanical seal and secured between the sand barrier portion and a head portion, the head portion secured between the adapter portion and a seal section housing, the head portion including a thrust bearing and a thrust runner, wherein each of the thrust bearing and the thrust runner includes at least one pad having a diamond-like carbon (dlc) layer on an outer surface..
Summit Esp, Llc


01/14/16
20160010396 

Drilling or abrading tool having a working surface with an array of blind apertures plugged with super-abrasive material


A drill bit includes a crown portion that has a plurality of blades that are separated from each other by a junk slot. Each blade includes a plurality of blind micro-holes formed in a working surface of the blade where each blind micro-hole in the plurality of blind micro-holes has a depth of 2 mm to 10 mm and a circular cross-section with a diameter of 1 mm to 3.5 mm.
Varel Europe S.a.s.


01/07/16
20160005943 

Structure of thermoelectric film


A structure of a thermoelectric film including a thermoelectric substrate and a pair of first diamond-like carbon (dlc) layers is provided. The first dlc layers are respectively located on two opposite surfaces of the thermoelectric substrate and have electrical conductivity..
Industrial Technology Research Institute


01/07/16
20160005868 

Finfet with confined epitaxy


Embodiments of the present invention provide a fin-type field effect transistor (finfet) with confined epitaxy. A protective layer is formed on a fin.
Globalfoundries Inc.


01/07/16
20160005657 

Semiconductor structure with increased space and volume between shaped epitaxial structures


A semiconductor structure includes a bulk silicon substrate and one or more silicon fins coupled to the bulk silicon substrate. Stress-inducing material(s), such as silicon, are epitaxially grown on the fins into naturally diamond-shaped structures using a controlled selective epitaxial growth.
Globalfoundries Inc.


01/07/16
20160003981 

Synthetic diamond optical elements


An optical element comprising: synthetic diamond material; and an anti-reflective surface pattern formed directly in at least one surface of the synthetic diamond material, wherein the optical element has an absorption coefficient measured at room temperature of ≦0.5 cm−1 at a wavelength of 10.6 μm, wherein the optical element has a reflectance at said at least one surface of no more than 2% at an operating wavelength of the optical element, and wherein the optical element has a laser induced damage threshold meeting one or both of the following characteristics: the laser induced damage threshold is at least 30 jcm−2 measured using a pulsed laser at a wavelength of 10.6 μm with a pulse duration of 100 ns and a pulse repetition frequency in a range 1 to 10 hz; and the laser induced damage threshold is at least 1 mw/cm2 measured using a continuous wave laser at a wavelength of 10.6 μm.. .
Element Six N.v.


01/07/16
20160003563 

Composite structure of tungsten copper and molybdenum copper with embedded diamond for higher thermal conductivity


A heatsink for dissipating heat generated by electronic components comprising an outer frame of copper tungsten or copper molybdenum metal matrix composite having a cavity extending between the top and the bottom surfaces, a copper-diamond composite material within the opening, and copper plating on the top and the bottom surfaces. The heatsink also includes an array of alternating layers of copper and a material selected from the group of molybdenum and copper/molybdenum metal matrix surrounding the outer frame.
Thermal Management Solutions, Llc D/b/a Santier


01/07/16
20160002982 

Polycrystalline diamond compacts, related products, and methods of manufacture


Embodiments relate to polycrystalline diamond compacts (“pdcs”) and methods of manufacturing such pdcs in which an at least partially leached polycrystalline diamond (“pcd”) table is infiltrated with a low viscosity cobalt-based alloy infiltrant.. .
Us Synthetic Corporation


01/07/16
20160002981 

A cutter element for rock removal applications


A cutter element for rock removal comprises a free standing pcd body (801, 1801) comprising two or more physical volumes (1702, 1703) within the boundary of the pcd body, wherein adjacent physical volumes differ in one or more of diamond and metal network compositional ratio, metal elemental composition and diamond grain size distribution, a functional working volume (803) distal to the pcd body, the functional working volume forming in use a region which comes into contact with the rock. A functional support volume (804) extant in use and having a proximal free surface extends from the functional working volume.
Element Six Abrasives S.a.


01/07/16
20160002050 

Nano-diamond dispersion solution and preparing same


The present invention relates to a nano-diamond dispersion solution and a method of preparing the same. The method of preparing a nano-diamond dispersion solution comprises the following steps: providing a nano-diamond aggregation; mixing the nano-diamond aggregation with a metal hydroxide solution and stirring the mixture such that the nano-diamond aggregation is separated, to obtain a mixture solution; stabilizing the mixture solution such that the mixture solution is separated into a supernatant and precipitates; and extracting the supernatant and precipitates..
Neoenbiz


01/07/16
20160001381 

Cutting tool, especially a friction tool, milling tool or drilling tool.


The invention relates to a cutting tool (10, 40, 54), especially a friction tool, milling tool or drilling tool, with at least one cutting insert (14, 42, 56) fastened on a tool body (12) and comprising at least one free surface or at least one round, beveled surface and preferably comprising at least one free surface, preferably consisting of polycrystalline diamond (pcd) or cubic boron nitride (cbn). In order to improve the cooling, the removal of chips and the lubrication of the at least one cutting insert, it is provided that a coolant conduit (30) run through the tool body (12) forms a connection to at least one coolant conduit section (32, 34, 72) worked into the cutting insert (14, 42, 56) and with at least one mouth opening (36, 70, 76) in the round, beveled surface (60) and/or free surface (24, 44, 62) of the cutting insert (14, 42, 56)..
Jakob Lach Gmbh & Co. Kg


01/07/16
20160000588 

Self-expanding bifurcated stent


A self-expanding stent is disclosed, the self-expanding stent having a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. The self-expanding stent has three stent subunits, each including one or more longitudinally-oriented diamonds and one or more axially-oriented diamonds.
Rush University Medical Center


01/07/16
20160000156 

Customizable garment


A customizable garment adapted to cover the upper body of the wearer. The customizable garment includes a sheet of fabric having an opening thereon through which a user may insert his or her head.



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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