Atmospheric glow discharge with concurrent coating deposition

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PATENT NO 7067405
APP PUB NO 20050020038A1
SERIAL NO

10883167

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A plasma is produced in a treatment space by diffusing a plasma gas at atmospheric pressure and subjecting it to an electric field created by two metallic electrodes separated by a dielectric material, a precursor material is mixed with the plasma, and a substrate film or web is coated by vapor deposition of the vaporized substance at atmospheric pressure in the plasma field. The deposited precursor is cured by electron-beam, infrared-light, visible-light, or ultraviolet-light radiation, as most appropriate for the particular material being-deposited. Plasma pre-treatment and post-treatment steps are used to enhance the properties of the resulting coated products. Similar results are obtained by atomizing and spraying the liquid precursor in the plasma field.

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SIGMA LABORATORIES OF ARIZONA, LLCTUCSON, AZ28

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ellwanger, Richard E Tucson, AZ 9 181
Mikhael, Michael G Tucson, AZ 33 406
Yializis, Angelo Tucson, AZ 65 1795

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SIGMA LABORATORIES OF ARIZONA, LLC (3)
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SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (1)
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (5)
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FUJIFILM MANUFACTURING EUROPE B.V. (2)
* 2008/0317,974 Method and Arrangement for Generating and Controlling a Discharge Plasma 9 2006
* 2009/0324,971 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION USING AN ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE GLOW DISCHARGE PLASMA 5 2007
 
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (2)
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SIGMA LABORATORIES OF ARIZONA, LLC (2)
* 7300859 Atmospheric glow discharge with concurrent coating deposition 2 2006
* 2006/0240,648 Atmospheric glow discharge with concurrent coating deposition 1 2006
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