|nGimat Co. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150361561||FLAME-ASSISTED FLASH SINTERING - The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method of sintering inorganic powder coatings on substrates, and includes a flame and an electric plasma. The method is capable of being used in an open atmospheric environment. The substrate is electrically conductive and is used as one electrode while the flame is used as the other electrode that is moved over the areas of the powder coating to be sintered. An electrical current is used to cause a plasma produced through the flame, resulting in a combined energy and temperature profile sufficient for inorganic powder-powder and powder-substrate bonding. This method is referred to as “flame-assisted flash sintering” (FAFS).||12-17-2015|
|20110143094||Process for Forming High Surface Area Embedded Coating with High Abrasion Resistance - The process of the present invention significantly increases the durability of superhydrophobic surfaces, while retaining similar optical properties to those of the original surface. The process uses velocity and heat to take freshly formed nano- and ultrafine particles and can partially embed and chemically bond them to the substrate, creating a strongly bonded nano-to-submicron textured surface. This nanotextured surface can then be modified to have desirable surface properties; for example, it can be hydrophobic, oliophobic, or hydrophilic. The high points of the coating made with this process protect the remainder of the surface from abrasion, thus greatly increasing product life in many uses. In preferred embodiments, the process is used to coat transportation vehicle windshields.||06-16-2011|
|20100285230||Portable dry nanocoating machine - Nano technologies are widely recognized as enabling enhanced and new functionality in a wide range of applications and products. Many different ways have been developed to create and apply these nanomaterials. One method for making dry nanocoatings is vapor deposition. There exists a need for a portable machine that can apply nanocoatings to a wide of range of surfaces in a wide range of locations. The present invention comprises such a portable machine that can apply nanocoatings to a wide of range of surfaces in a wide range of locations.||11-11-2010|
|20100203287||Hypertransparent Nanostructured Superhydrophobic and Surface Modification Coatings - Hydrophobic and self-cleaning surfaces have wide applications, including glasses, camera covers, windows, solar panels and high-end finished surfaces. Many existing hydrophobic coatings either have low transmittance, making them unsuitable for high light transmission applications, or are insufficiently hydrophobic. The present invention concerns high-quality hypertransparent superhydrophobic coatings, for example SiO||08-12-2010|
|20100021710||Antimicrobial coatings - The present invention comprises the use of silver-containing nanomaterials that have reduced interaction with light and still mitigate the growth of microorganisms, including fungi. The nanolayer is sufficiently thin and can be non-continuous, so that it has nominal optical effects on the material it is formed on. Silver is combined with other elements to minimize its diffusion and growth into larger sized grains that then would have increased effects on optical properties. Preferably, the additional elements also have mitigation properties for microorganisms, but are not harmful to larger organisms, including humans. Embodiments of the present invention can be used on a wide range of substrates, used in applications such as food processing, food packaging, medical instruments and devices, surgical and health facility surfaces, and other surfaces where it is desirable to mitigate or control the growth of microorganisms.||01-28-2010|
Patent applications by nGimat Co.