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George Plester, Horst Ehrich: Method and apparatus for coating hollow containers through plasma-assisted deposition of an inorganic substance. The Coca Cola Company, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, October 15, 1996: US05565248 (28 worldwide citation)

A plasma assisted deposition of a very thin inner surface coating inside a plastic or metal container is achieved using insoluble, inert, inorganic substances such as silica, or insoluble metal oxides, or by using mixtures of substances, for example of metals, metal oxides, metal salts and carbon an ...


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George Plester, Horst Ehrich, Mark Rule, Herbert Pickel, Heinz Humele: Plastic containers with an external gas barrier coating. THe Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, August 28, 2001: US06279505 (19 worldwide citation)

A coated plastic container provides for low permeability to gases and vapors. A method and system for coating plastic containers includes applying a thin inorganic oxide layer to the external surface of the containers with plasma-assisted vacuum vapor deposition. For example, the coating can include ...


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George Plester, Horst Ehrich, Mark Rule: Hollow plastic containers with an external very thin coating of low permeability to gases and vapors through plasma-assisted deposition of inorganic substances and method and system for making the coating. The Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, May 1, 2001: US06223683 (16 worldwide citation)

A method, composition and system for coating an external surface of containers and in particular, plastic containers, provides for low permeability to gases and vapors. The coating applied to the external surface of the containers is very thin and is comprised of one or several inorganic substances ...


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Horst Ehrich: Method and apparatus for evaporating material in vacuum. Fish & Richardson, April 17, 1990: US04917786 (12 worldwide citation)

A method for evaporating materials in a vacuum chamber by heating a material to be evaporated by the impact of electrons generated in a vacuum arc discharge ignited and sustained between a cold cathode and an anode, comprises the steps of locating the cathode and the anode in a vacuum chamber, conne ...


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Mark Rule, Yu Shi, Horst Ehrich: Multilayer polymeric/zero valent material structure for enhanced gas or vapor barrier and UV barrier and method for making same. The Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, November 2, 2004: US06811826 (11 worldwide citation)

The coated multilayer structure comprising a polymeric base layer, a zero valent material barrier layer, and a top coat on the zero valent material barrier layer, the top coat comprising a soluble compound capable of reducing the permeability of the multilayer structure to gas or vapor. The zero val ...


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Horst Ehrich: Method and apparatus for evaporating material in vacuum. Plasco Dr Ehrich Plasma Coating, Fish & Richardson, March 17, 1992: US05096558 (11 worldwide citation)

A method for evaporating materials in a vacuum chamber by heating a material to be evaporated by the impact of electrons generated in a vacuum arc discharge ignited and sustained between a cold cathode and an anode, comprises the steps of locating the cathode and the anode in a vacuum chamber, conne ...


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George Plester, Horst Ehrich: Plasma-enhanced vacuum vapor deposition system including systems for evaporation of a solid, producing an electric arc discharge and measuring ionization and evaporation. The Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, June 26, 2001: US06251233 (10 worldwide citation)

Apparatuses and methods for use in vacuum vapor deposition coating provide for simpler, economical and continuous operation. A system and method for continuously melting and evaporating a solid material for forming a coating vapor includes the use of a separate melting crucible and evaporating cruci ...


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Horst Ehrich Dipl Phys Dr: Method and apparatus for the vaporisation of a material in a vacuum chamber by an arc discharge.. Horst Ehrich Dipl Phys Dr, October 23, 1985: EP0158972-A2 (6 worldwide citation)

For the vaporisation of material in vacuo or at a low gas pressure by electron bombardment from a vacuum arc discharge, using a cathode and anode, it is proposed that a) to obtain a spontaneous discharge, the electrons are generated in the cathode spots of a vacuum arc discharge and b) the electrons ...


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Horst Ehrich: Process for the ionization of thermally generated material vapors and a device for conducting the process. Plasco Dr Ehrich Plasma Coating, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, September 2, 1997: US05662741 (6 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a process for ionizing material vapors generated thermally at reduced pressure, characterized in that the material vapors are exposed to electrons from the cathode spots 6 of a self-consuming cold cathode 3, 4, the thermal vaporization device 7 being connected as ...


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Mark Rule, Yu Shi, Horst Ehrich: Multilayer polymeric/zero valent material structure for enhanced gas or vapor barrier and uv barrier and method for making same. The Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, May 25, 2004: US06740378 (5 worldwide citation)

The coated multilayer structure comprising a polymeric base layer, a zero valent material barrier layer, and a top coat on the zero valent material barrier layer, the top coat comprising a soluble compound capable of reducing the permeability of the multilayer structure to gas or vapor. The zero val ...



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