|| List of recent Diamond-related patents
|Golf club handle training aid|
A golf aid is provided. The golf aid includes a golf club handle having a grip.
|Ductile mode machining methods for hard and brittle components of plasma processing apparatuses|
A method of ductile mode machining a component of a plasma processing apparatus wherein the component is made of nonmetallic hard and brittle material wherein the method comprises single point turning the component with a diamond cutting tool causing a portion of the nonmetallic hard and brittle material to undergo a high pressure phase transformation to form a ductile phase portion of the hard and brittle material during chip formation wherein a turned surface is formed from a phase changed material and the turned surface is a grooved textured surface of phase changed material.. .
|Diamond particle mololayer heat spreaders and associated methods|
Thermally regulated semiconductor devices having reduced thermally induced defects are provided, including associated methods. Such a device can include a heat spreader having a monolayer of diamond particles within a thin metal matrix and a semiconductor material thermally coupled to the heat spreader.
|Glass substrate for information recording medium and method for 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..
|Microwave plasma reactors and substrates for synthetic diamond manufacture|
A microwave plasma reactor for manufacturing synthetic diamond material via chemical vapour deposition, the microwave plasma reactor comprising: a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves at a frequency f; a plasma chamber comprising a base, a top plate, and a side wall extending from said base to said top plate defining a resonance cavity for supporting a microwave resonance mode between the base and the top plate; a microwave coupling configuration for feeding microwaves from the microwave generator into the plasma chamber; a gas flow system for feeding process gases into the plasma chamber and removing them therefrom; a substrate holder disposed in the plasma chamber and comprising a supporting surface for supporting a substrate; and a substrate disposed on the supporting surface, the substrate having a growth surface on which the synthetic diamond material is to be deposited in use, wherein the substrate dimensions and location within the resonance cavity are selected to generate a localized axisymmetric ez electric field profile across the growth surface in use, the localized axisymmetric ez electric field profile comprising a substantially flat central portion bound by a ring of higher electric field, the substantially flat central portion extending over at least 60% of an area of the growth surface of the substrate and having an ez electric field variation of no more than ±10% of a central ez electric field strength, the ring of higher electric field being disposed around the central portion and having a peak ez electric field strength in a range 10% to 50% higher than the central ez electric field strength.. .
|Diamond gan devices and associated methods|
Semiconductor devices and methods of making thereof are provided. In one aspect, for example, a method for making a semiconductor device can include polishing a working surface of a diamond layer to a substantially flat surface, depositing a buffer layer on the working surface of the diamond layer, and depositing a semiconductor layer on the buffer layer.
|Method and apparatus for maintaining parallelism of layers and/or achieving desired thicknesses of layers during the electrochemical fabrication of structures|
Some embodiments of the present invention provide processes and apparatus for electrochemically fabricating multilayer structures (e.g. Mesoscale or microscale structures) with improved endpoint detection and parallelism maintenance for materials (e.g.
|Drop-in chlorinator for portable spas|
An oxidizer generating apparatus comprising a cylindrical housing and an electrode assembly attached at one end of the housing comprising at least three vertically disposed electrodes, the electrodes being spaced apart so as to define a water flow path between them, the electrodes comprising titanium outer electrodes and at least one inner diamond electrode. .
|Optimum powder placement in polycrystalline diamond cutters|
A precise and reproducible method of making a cutter element for a cutting tool includes positioning at least a first material layer of powder; a substrate and sintering. Whereby the positioning is performed by a fill to weight system, and comprises depositing the first material at a rate of about 1 mg per second to about 300 mg per second by the automated system..
|Fiber-containing diamond-impregnated cutting tools and methods of forming and using same|
Fibers for diamond-impregnated cutting tools and their associated methods for manufacture and use are described. A matrix is formed that contains fibers made from carbon, glass, ceramic, polymer, and the like.
|Microwave plasma reactor for manufacturing synthetic diamond material|
A microwave plasma reactor for manufacturing synthetic diamond material via chemical vapour deposition, the microwave plasma reactor comprising: a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves at a frequency f; a plasma chamber comprising a base, a top plate, and a side wall extending from said base to said top plate defining a resonance cavity for supporting a microwave resonance mode, wherein the resonance cavity has a central rotational axis of symmetry extending from the base to the top plate, and wherein the top plate is mounted across said central rotational axis of symmetry; a microwave coupling configuration for feeding microwaves from the microwave generator into the plasma chamber; a gas flow system for feeding process gases into the plasma chamber and removing them therefrom; and a substrate holder disposed in the plasma chamber and comprising a supporting surface for supporting a substrate on which the synthetic diamond material is to be deposited in use; wherein the resonance cavity is configured to have a height, as measured from the base to the top plate of the plasma chamber, which supports a tm011 resonant mode between the base and the top plate at said frequency f, and wherein the resonance cavity is further configured to have a diameter, as measured at a height less than 50% of the height of the resonance cavity as measured from the base, which satisfies the condition that a ratio of the resonance cavity height/the resonance cavity diameter is in the range 0.3 to 1.0.. .
|Computerized method and system for light performance grading of gemstones by one single grading scale|
There are provided computerized methods and systems of producing a single grading scale, and for using it, for grading gemstones such as diamonds based on pre-defined parameters thereof, wherein each single grade in the scale is associated with unique groups of unique value ranges of the parameters in a statistically relevant sample of gemstones, the unique groups being established at least based on an aimed statistic distribution of gemstones through the grades in the grading scale. There is also provided a gemstone grading report comprising indication of a grade for the gemstone in the single grading..
|Half-cell spacer material for enhanced flow distribution|
Disclosed is method for enhancing electrolyte flowing mechanism within electrodes in flow battery cells by employing half-cell spacer screens that may be welded to at least one surface of each electrode sheet. Half-cell spacer screens may provide a constant gap thickness between electrode sheet and micro-porous separator membrane.
A drill reamer (20) comprises an elongate body (21) disposed about a longitudinal axis. The elongate body comprises flutes (22a-22d) having separate hard cutting sections (27a, 28′a, 28″a, 28′b, 28″b) and a soft cutting section (24a, 24b).
|Production of carbon nanostructures from functionalized fullerenes|
Electromagnetic irradiation of functionalized fullerenes in an oxygen-free environment induces conversion of the functionalized fullerenes to carbon nanotubes, carbon nanohorns, carbon onions, diamonds and/or carbon schwarzites. The carbon nanotubes can be multi-wall carbon nanotubes.
|Electric contact and fabrication method thereof|
The present invention discloses an electric contact, comprising a substrate with the surface thereof coated with a nano-diamond film heavily doped with positive trivalent or positive pentavalent elements; the present invention discloses a fabrication method of the above electric contact, comprising the following steps of: (1) fabricating a substrate of the electric contact; (2) performing auxiliary nucleation processing on the electric contact substrate; (3) depositing a nano-diamond film heavily doped with positive trivalent or positive pentavalent elements on the surface of the electric contact substrate. The present invention applies a heavily doped nano-diamond film in an electric contact such that the electric contact has super high heat conductivity, super high frictional wear resistance, high electrical conductivity, high breakdown voltage, high arc ablation resistance and fusion welding resistance, and at the same time, further has an advantage of simple processes, which greatly reduces production cost..
|Vehicle with rhomboid wheel arrangement and rear wheel and side wheel steering|
Wheeled vehicle, comprising of one front wheel, two side wheels and one rear wheel, configured on a chassis frame in a symmetrical rhombus (diamond) layout. The non-steered front wheel is turned by pedals using human power, similar or exactly in bicycle use design, or with electric motor power.
|Cutting elements and tools comprising interbonded grains of diamond and related compositions|
Cutting elements include at least one metal diffused into interbonded grains of diamond. Earth-boring tools include at least one such cutting element.
|Pdc sensing element fabrication process and tool|
A polycrystalline diamond compact (pdc) cutter for a rotary drill bit is provided with an integrated sensor and circuitry for making measurements of a property of a fluid in the borehole and/or an operating condition of the drill bit. A method of manufacture of the pdc cutter and the rotary drill bit is discussed..
|Composite cutter substrate to mitigate residual stress|
A cutting element may include a polycrystalline diamond layer and a reduced-cte substrate comprising diamond particles disposed in a matrix material, wherein the diamond particles have a contiguity of 15% or less. Also, a cutting element may include a polycrystalline diamond layer and a reduced-cte substrate comprising a matrix material, at least one diamond-filled region, and embedded diamond particles..
|Closure device and methods for making and using them|
A method that includes locating an opening in tissue by advancing a member through the opening in tissue and following locating the opening, deploying a medical device to aid with sealing the opening. The medical device includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device.
|Closure device and methods for making and using them|
A medical device that includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. A plurality of tissue engaging portions are associated with the plurality of struts, with each tissue engaging portion extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration..
|Methods and structures for using diamond in the production of mems|
A mems device with movable mems structure and electrodes is produced by fabricating electrodes and shielding the electrodes with diamond buttons during subsequent fabrication steps, such as the etching of sacrificial oxide using vapor hf. In some embodiments, the diamond buttons are removed after the movable mems structure is released..
|Microwave plasma reactors|
Microwave plasma assisted reactors, for example chemical vapor deposition (mpcvd) reactors, are disclosed. The disclosed reactors operate at high pressures (>180-320 torr) and high power densities (>150 w/cm3), and thereby enable high deposition rate cvd processes that rapidly deposit materials.
|Single-crystal diamond and manufacturing method thereof|
Single-crystal diamond is composed of carbon in which a concentration of a carbon isotope 12c is not lower than 99.9 mass % and a plurality of inevitable impurities other than carbon. The inevitable impurities include nitrogen, boron, hydrogen, and nickel, and a total content of nitrogen, boron, and hydrogen of the plurality of inevitable impurities is not higher than 0.01 mass %.
|Polycrystalline diamond constructions having optimized material composition|
Diamond bonded constructions include a diamond body comprising intercrystalline bonded diamond and interstitial regions. The body has a working surface and an interface surface, and may be joined to a metallic substrate.
|Polycrystalline diamond compacts including at least one transition layer and methods for stress management in polycrsystalline diamond compacts|
Embodiments relate to polycrystalline diamond compacts (“pdcs”) that are less susceptible to liquid metal embrittlement damage due to the use of at least one transition layer between a polycrystalline diamond (“pcd”) layer and a substrate. In an embodiment, a pdc includes a pcd layer, a cemented carbide substrate, and at least one transition layer bonded to the substrate and the pcd layer.
The main frame comprises two vertical posts: a central post (2) and a main post (1). The central post (2), approximately 30″ high, is crowned with an upper side outlet cross 68 (diamond aluminum fitting) with the middle outlet facing back towards the main post (1).
|Tungsten jewelry resurfacing kit for consumer end use and tungsten resurfacing compound used therein|
A tungsten jewelry resurfacing kit for consumer end use comprises a buffing cloth; a container of tungsten resurfacing compound having less than 50 ml of resurfacing compound, wherein the resurfacing compound comprises a mixture of i) a diamond powder of at least 1000 grit size; and ii) a binder, such as a fat, which is a semi-solid at ambient temperatures. The kit may further include a plurality of swabs for removing the resurfacing compound from the container.
|Diamond film coated electrode for battery|
A composite electrode and a lithium-based battery are disclosed, wherein the composite electrode comprises: a substrate and a conductive layer formed on the substrate, wherein the conductive layer comprises graphite powders, si-based powders, ti-based powders, or a combination thereof embedded in a conductive matrix and coated with diamond films, and the diamond films are formed of diamond grains. The novel electrodes of the present invention when used in the li-based battery can provide superior performance including excellent chemical inertness, physical integrity, and charge-discharge cycling life-time, and exhibit high electric conductivity and excellent lithium ion permeability..
|Carbon nanotubes conformally coated with diamond nanocrystals or silicon carbide, methods of making the same and methods of their use|
Provided herein are carbon nanotubes conformally coated with diamond nanocrystals or silicon carbide, or both, methods of their preparation, methods of their use and compositions and materials comprising the conformally coated carbon nanotubes.. .
|Capacitive single layer multi-touch panel having improved response characteristics|
An apparatus is provided. A substrate and a cover plate are provided.
|Bicycle frames and bicycles|
Bicycle frames having rear stays that extend past the seat region and connect directly to the top region without being rigidly connected to the seat region. Some bicycle frames according to the present disclosure have a greater vertical compliance than comparably sized standard diamond frames having seat stays that are connected directly and rigidly to a seat tube..
|Method of increasing the hardness of wurtzite crystalline materials|
The method of increasing the hardness of wurtzite crystalline materials is directed to the production of tool bits and inserts having a hardness approaching that of diamond, while simultaneously providing greater toughness and fracture resistance than diamond. The method includes forming a workpiece of boron nitride having a wurtzite crystal structure (wbn), and optionally combining boron nitride having a cubical crystal structure (cbn) with the wbn material.
|Method of growing diamond thin film|
The present invention is directed to a method of growing thin film diamond. Since there are micro-grooves formed between internal grains of the heterogeneous substrate during lateral epitaxy growth, diamond seeds are allowed to be embedded in the micro-grooves; surface damage caused by scratching method or seeding method also can be prevented.
|Fin structure for watercraft|
By way of overview and introduction what is disclosed is a fin structure for use with watercraft that is configured to provide lateral stability and generate hydrodynamic lift. The fin structure has a first end that can be connected to the underside of a hull.
|Outer blade cutting wheel and making method|
In an outer blade cutting wheel comprising an annular thin disc base of cemented carbide having an outer diameter of 80-200 mm, an inner diameter of 30-80 mm, and a thickness of 0.1-1.0 mm, and a blade section disposed on an outer periphery of the base, the blade section comprises diamond grains and/or cbn grains bound with a metal bond having a young's modulus of 0.7-4.0×1011 pa and has a thickness which is greater than the thickness of the base by at least 0.01 mm. The outer blade cutting wheel is capable of cutting a workpiece at a high accuracy and a reduced allowance, improves machining yields, and reduces machining costs..
|Control of defects and sweep pattern in pdc by treating carbide substrate before sweep|
A method for forming a polycrystalline diamond compact (pdc) includes treating a carbide substrate having a cobalt content therein with an acid, e.g., aqua regia, to remove cobalt from a surface portion of the carbide substrate; disposing diamond crystals on the treated carbide substrate; disposing a sweep material on the diamond crystals on a surface of the diamond opposite the carbide substrate; and applying high temperature and pressure to the carbide substrate, the diamond crystals and the sweep material such that the diamond crystals are sintered into a polycrystalline diamond attached to the carbide substrate to form the polycrystalline diamond compact.. .
|Transmission-type x-ray target and radiation generating tube including the same|
A transmission-type x-ray target includes a flat plate-shaped diamond substrate having a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface and a target layer that is located on the first surface. A residual stress of the first surface is lower than a residual stress of the second surface..
|Absorbtion-based detection of spin impurities in solid-state spin systems|
Absorption based detection of spin states of spin impurities within a solid-state spin system, such as nv centers in diamond, is implemented by measuring the absorption intensity of an optical signal applied to the spin impurities, i.e. Change in intensity of the optical signal after the signal has been transmitted through the solid-state spin system.
|Delta wing unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) and method of manufacture of the same|
This disclosure pertains to the field of small-unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs). The delta wing vehicle consists of an isosceles triangular shaped lifting body milled from styrofoam.
|Downhole drill bit|
A downhole cutting tool may include a tool body; a plurality of blades extending from the tool body; a first blade comprising at least one pointed cutting element thereon, the at least one pointed cutting element comprising a first polycrystalline diamond material on a first carbide substrate, the first polycrystalline diamond material extending away from the first carbide substrate to terminate in a substantially pointed geometry opposite the first carbide substrate; a second blade comprising at least one shear cutting element, the at least one shear cutting element comprising a second polycrystalline diamond material on a second carbide substrate, the second polycrystalline diamond material forming a planar cutting surface opposite the substrate; wherein, when the first blade and the second blade are superimposed on each other, a central axis of the at least one pointed cutting element is offset from a central axis of the at least one shear cutting element.. .
|Increased point of contact tungsten carbide insert for fixed rotary drill bit|
A fixed rotary drill bit, especially the type rotary drill bits incorporating a plurality of spaced polycrystalline diamond compact (pdc) cutters or cutting elements on a plurality of radial blades, includes multiple tungsten carbide inserts (tci) spaced between the pdc cutters or cutting elements, each tci providing a mitigation to vibration for the drill bits, rapidly adapting the tcis by wear from the intermediary formation ridges created from drilling resulting in the creation of a unique kerf in each tci, thus increasing stability of the bit from lateral instability, making the drill bit more efficient, and promoting a continual steady state of drilling.. .
|Metal object with diamond-like carbon film and method for forming diamond-like carbon film|
A metallic film formation target which is an object on which a diamond-like carbon film is to be formed is placed in a flow channel through which film formation gas containing methane gas flows. The film formation gas is caused to flow at a predetermined flow rate through the flow channel during the process of raising the temperature of the film formation target from room temperature to a predetermined temperature.
|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.
|Touch panel and a manufacturing method thereof|
The present disclosure relates to a touch technology, and more particularly, to a touch panel and a manufacturing method the same. A touch panel is provided, comprising an inductive electrode layer and a patterned protective layer covering the inductive electrode layer; wherein formative pattern of the patterned protective layer is identical to that of the inductive electrode layer.
An improvement over known hydraulic fracturing fluids. Boundary layer kinetic mixing material is added to components of fracturing fluid wherein kinetic mixing material is a plurality of particles wherein at least 25% of particles are several types, i.e., having surface characteristics of thin walls, three dimensional wedge-like sharp blades, points, jagged bladelike surfaces, thin blade surfaces, three-dimensional blade shapes that may have shapes similar to a “y”, “v” or “x” shape or other geometric shape, slightly curved thin walls having a shape similar to an egg shell shape, crushed hollow spheres, sharp bladelike features, 90° corners that are well defined, conglomerated protruding arms in various shapes, such as cylinders, rectangles, y-shaped particles, x-shaped particles, octagons, pentagon, triangles, and diamonds.
|Diamond clusters defining various shapes|
A jewelry stone cluster comprising four gemstone sections which are mounted in a setting and which are juxtaposed to each other. Each gemstone section includes a table facet and, in one form, a respective pair of adjacent cross facets, with the cross facets extending in planes that are at an angle to their respective table facet.
|Protected active metal electrode and device with the electrode|
A protected active metal electrode and a device with the electrode are provided. The protected active metal electrode includes an active metal substrate and a protection layer on a surface of the active metal substrate.
|Polycrystalline diamond and manufacturing method thereof, scribe tool, scribing wheel, dresser, rotating tool, orifice for water jet, wiredrawing die, cutting tool, and electron emission source|
Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm.
|Insert nut having a diamond lattice structure and method for manufacturing thereof|
The present invention relates to an insert nut having a diamond lattice structure, which can increase the pull out force, and a manufacturing method thereof. The method of manufacturing the insert nut having the diamond lattice structure, comprises cutting and forging a metal rod and thus preparing a forged article having a flange and a nut body; pressing-in the forged article between a first thread rolling die formed with a first annular die protrusion and a left diagonal die protrusion for forming a left diagonal line of a diamond lattice and a second thread rolling die formed with a second annular die protrusion and a right diagonal die protrusion for forming a right diagonal line of the diamond lattice; and pressing the forged article with the thread rolling dies, and then moving up and down each of the thread rolling dies so that a plurality of diamond lattices and an annular protrusion are arranged on the external circumferential surface of the nut body..
|Increasing the heat flow of flexible cellular foam through the incorporation of highly thermally conductive solids|
Methods and combinations of mattress support surfaces comprising one or more flexible polyurethane foam layers containing highly thermally-conductive solids, such as diamond or silicon carbide, and said layer combination is capable of transferring heat from a warm surface, such as a person sleeping on a bed, to a cooler region at a faster rate throughout the mattress than the thermal dissipation rate obtained from flexible polyurethane foam without highly thermally-conductive solids.. .
|Heat dissipating component for semiconductor element|
Disclosed is a heat dissipating component for a semiconductor element, having a tabular body 0.4-6 mm in thickness containing 40-70 volume % of diamond particles, with the balance comprising metal of which the principal component is aluminum, and coated on both surfaces by a coating layer comprising metal of which the principal component is aluminum, or an aluminum-ceramic based composite material, to form an aluminum-diamond based composite body. On at least the two major surfaces thereof are formed, in order from the major surface side, (1) an amorphous ni alloy layer 0.1-1 μm in film thickness, (2) an ni layer 1-5 μm in film thickness, and (3) an au layer 0.05-4 μm in film thickness, the ratio of the ni alloy layer and the ni layer (ni alloy layer thickness/ni layer thickness) being 0.3 or less..
|Sonication for improved particle size distribution of core-shell particles|
In one or more embodiments, a porous composite particulate material includes a plurality of composite particles including an acid-base-resistant core particle at least partially surrounded by one or more layers of acid-base-resistant shell particles. The shell particles are adhered to the core particle by a polymeric material.
|Thermally stable diamond polycrystalline diamond constructions|
Thermally stable diamond constructions comprise a diamond body having a plurality of bonded diamond crystals, a plurality of interstitial regions disposed among the crystals, and a substrate attached to the body. The body includes a working surface and a side surface extending away from the working surface to the substrate.
|Compositions comprising nanomaterials and method for using such compositions for histochemical processes|
Disclosed embodiments concern histochemical process compositions comprising at least one nanoparticle in an amount effective to reduce or substantially eliminate the average number of spots per slide that result from a sample staining protocol. The nanoparticle can be any of various nanoparticles, or combinations thereof, including metals, metal alloys, metal oxides, ceramics, functionalized metals or metalloids, and other miscellaneous nanoparticles, such as carbon nanoparticles and diamond nanoparticles.
|Low friction coatings with improved abrasion and wear properties and methods of making|
Provided are low friction coatings with improved abrasion, wear resistance and methods of making such coatings. In one form, the coating includes: i) an under layer selected from the group consisting of crn, tin, tialn, tialvn, tialvcn, tisin, tisicn, tialsin and combinations thereof, wherein the under layer ranges in thickness from 0.1 to 100 μm, ii) an adhesion promoting layer selected from the group consisting of cr, ti, si, w, crc, tic, sic, wc, and combinations thereof, wherein the adhesion promoting layer ranges in thickness from 0.1 to 50 μm and is contiguous with a surface of the under layer, and iii) a functional layer selected from the group consisting of a fullerene based composite, a diamond based material, diamond-like-carbon and combinations thereof, wherein the functional layer ranges from 0.1 to 50 μm and is contiguous with a surface of the adhesion promoting layer..
|Structure of diamond-embedded earpiece and eyeglass and diamond-embedding method thereof|
A structure of a diamond-inlaid eyeglass temple includes an eyeglass temple body (1) and an elastomer (3) set thereon. The elastomer (3) has an elastic tendency to bend inwardly and the two external sides thereof are connected, respectively, to a first holding device (4) and a second holding device (5) with a cantilever structure.
|Electrochemical system and method for on-site generation of oxidants at high current density|
An electrochemical system and method are disclosed for on site generation (osg) of oxidants, such as free available chlorine, mixed oxidants and persulfate. Operation at high current density, using at least a diamond anode, provides for higher current efficiency, extended lifetime operation, and improved cost efficiency.
|Super-hard structure, tool element and method of making same|
A method for making a treated super-hard structure, the method including providing a super-hard structure comprising super-hard material selected from polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (pcbn) material or thermally stable polycrystalline diamond (pcd) material; subjecting the super-hard structure to heat treatment at a treatment temperature of greater than 700 degrees centigrade at a treatment pressure at which the super-hard material is not thermodynamically stable, for a treatment period of at least about 5 minutes to produce the treated super-hard structure.. .
|Method of manufacturing mirror shells of a nested shells grazing incidence mirror|
The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing mirror shells of a nested shells grazing incidence mirror, in particular for euv radiation and/or x-rays. In the method a blank of a bulk material is provided and machined to form a mirror body of the shell.
|Friction reduction for engine components|
The present invention relates to techniques for lowering friction between moving surfaces of, for example, an internal combustion engine. Friction reduction is achieved by adding texture modifications to surfaces that come in contact with each other.
|Method of making rhenium coating|
A method of forming rhenium coated metal particles, the method including directly mixing ammonium perrhenate with metal particles and converting the ammonium perrhenate to a rhenium coating on the metal particles, is disclosed. Methods of forming rhenium coated cubic boron nitride particles and rhenium coated diamond particles are also disclosed.
|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.
|Display with light modulating pixels organized in off-axis arrangement|
Displays having a plurality of shutter assemblies with movable shutters. Typically, the shutter assemblies are arranged in a grid of rows and columns, and the grid has a horizontal axis aligned with a horizontal axis of the display.
|Ultrananocrystalline diamond films with optimized dielectric properties for advanced rf mems capacitive switches|
An efficient deposition process is provided for fabricating reliable rf mems capacitive switches with multilayer ultrananocrystalline (uncd) films for more rapid recovery, charging and discharging that is effective for more than a billion cycles of operation. Significantly, the deposition process is compatible for integration with cmos electronics and thereby can provide monolithically integrated rf mems capacitive switches for use with cmos electronic devices, such as for insertion into phase array antennas for radars and other rf communication systems..
|Selectively leached cutter|
A method of manufacturing a polycrystalline diamond (pcd) cutting element used as drill bit cutting elements (10) is disclosed. The method comprises leaching a pcd body formed from diamond particles (202) using a binder-catalyzing material so as to remove substantially all of the binder-catalyzing material from portions of a cutting surface of the pcd body.
|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..
|Precision wire saw including surface modified diamond|
A wire having a surface and diamond particles bonded to said surface by a bond matrix, wherein each diamond particle has surface roughness of about 0.60 to about 0.80 and a sphericity of about 0.25 to about 0.50.. .
|Polycrystalline diamond construction and method for making same|
A polycrystalline diamond construction comprising a body of polycrystalline diamond material is formed of a mass of diamond grains exhibiting inter-granular bonding and defining a plurality of interstitial regions therebetween, and a non-diamond phase at least partially filling a plurality of the interstitial regions to form non-diamond phase pools, the non-diamond phase pools each having an individual cross-sectional area. The percentage of non-diamond phase in the total area of a cross-section of the body of polycrystalline diamond material and the mean of the individual cross-sectional areas of the non-diamond phase pools in the image analysed using an image analysis technique at a selected magnification is less than 0.7, or less than 0.340 microns squared, or between around 0.005 to 0.340 microns squared depending on the percentage of non-diamond phase in the total area of the cross-section of the polycrystalline diamond construction.
|Method to improve efficiency of pcd leaching|
A method of treating polycrystalline diamond includes providing a leaching agent within a vessel, placing a polycrystalline diamond body within the vessel such that the polycrystalline diamond body contacts the leaching agent, and applying a vacuum pressure in the vessel at an interval, where the interval includes at least one cycle, each cycle having a duration measured from the time the vacuum pressure is applied to the time the vacuum pressure is removed, and a frequency at which the at least one cycle is conducted.. .