Patents Examined by Altrev Sykes
  • Patent number: 9362036
    Abstract: Magnetic fiber structures include a fiber and a plurality of permanent magnet particles carried by the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: John R. Hull, Michael Strasik, Mark S Wilenski
  • Patent number: 9334378
    Abstract: A reinforcing fiber for reinforcing a transparent matrix composite. The fiber includes a substantially transparent fiber ribbon having an elongated cross-sectional geometry. The fiber ribbon includes edges that are substantially opaque. Light is substantially prevented from passing through the opaque edges to reduce or eliminate light distortion through the fiber. A composite utilizing the reinforcing fibers and a method for making a window assembly and a method for manufacturing a vehicle are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Adam J. Lang, Mark S. Wilenski, Alan M. Markus, Larry A. Godby
  • Patent number: 9263614
    Abstract: In a fiber there is provided a fiber matrix material having a fiber length; and an array of isolated in-fiber filaments that extend the fiber length. The in-fiber filaments are disposed at a radius in a cross section of the fiber that is a location of a continuous filament material layer in a drawing preform of the fiber. As a result, there is provided a fiber matrix material having a fiber length; and a plurality of isolated fiber elements that are disposed in the fiber matrix, extending the fiber length, where the plurality is of a number greater than a number of isolated domains in a drawing preform of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Daosheng Deng, Nicholas D. Orf, Ayman F. Abouraddy, Yoel Fink
  • Patent number: 9249826
    Abstract: A cable for operation with a complex stranded construction may include a core strand stranded with a plurality of element wires and a plurality of side strands on which a plurality of element wires are respectively stranded are stranded. A tightening percentage may be 4 to 11%. The pre-forming percentage may be 65 to 90%. The stranding length of the inner cable for operation is 9 to 18-fold against the outer diameter of the inner cable for operation and an angle of the element wires composing the side strand appearing at the outermost lay against an axis line of the inner cable is ?3 degrees to 3 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Hi-Lex Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Tsuda
  • Patent number: 9211654
    Abstract: To provide continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic pellets having a good dispersion property of a reinforcing fiber bundle in injection molded articles and capable of achieving a satisfactory outward appearance of the injection molded articles and satisfying a mechanical strength of the injection molded articles by fully exerting the reinforcing effect, and a manufacturing method of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Tashiro, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takayasu Fujiura, Naoki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9109304
    Abstract: Disclosed is aramid tire cord and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein the aramid tire cord has superior properties on initial modulus change rate, tensile strain, initial modulus and strength retention rate, wherein the initial modulus change rate is not more than 5% after the aramid tire cord is repetitively extended 10 times at 120° C. under the condition that the load corresponding to 10% of the strength at break is applied thereto. Thus, the aramid tire cord of the present invention has the most optimal modulus, optimal crystallization constant and optimal crystalline orientation constant so that the aramid tire cord is superior in its initial modulus change rate, tensile strain and initial modulus retention rate, to thereby obtain good fatigue resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: So Yeon Kwon
  • Patent number: 9044921
    Abstract: A roofing membrane with high solar heat reflectance includes a bituminous base sheet, a tie-layer with a reinforcement material, and a solar heat-reflective upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8913863
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon application cable of reduced nylon with increased flexibility and useful life. The cable may be of a hose or solid configuration and particularly beneficial for use in marine operations. A power and data communicative core of the cable may be surrounded by a lightweight intermediate polymer layer of a given hardness which is ultimately then surrounded by an outer polymer jacket having a hardness that is greater than the given hardness. Thus, a lighter weight polymer is provided interior of the outer polymer jacket, which may be of nylon or other suitably hard material. As such, the overall weight and cost of the cable may be substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventors: Joseph Varkey, Jushik Yun, Byong Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 8852733
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fibrous veil and methods of making the same. The fibrous veil includes a base having a plurality of fibers, each of the plurality of fibers having an average diameter ranging from about 7,000 nm to about 9,000 nm. Graphite nano-platelets are attached to at least some of the plurality of fibers without a polymeric binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Choongyong Kwag, Chen-Shih Wang
  • Patent number: 8574713
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fibers exhibiting a water contact angle of above 150° and water contact angle hysteresis of below 15°, methods of producing the same, and applications thereof. The present invention further relates to superhydrophobic fiber mats, methods of producing the same, and applications thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Gregory C. Rutledge, Randal M. Hill, Joseph L Lowery, Minglin Ma, Sergey Fridrikh
  • Patent number: 8545980
    Abstract: A polypropylene resin having: (1) a melt flow rate (MFR) of 6 to 100 g/10 minutes, (2) a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn), measured by gel permeation chromatography, of 3 to 6, and (3) a 116° C. non-eluted component content (100-W116(%)) of 50% or more and a content of components eluted at 90° C. or less (W90) of 10 to 30%, measured by temperature-rising fractional chromatography (TREF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeharu Tajima, Toshitaka Kanai, Tomoaki Takebe, Yutaka Minami
  • Patent number: 8536075
    Abstract: A textile thread or fiber has a plurality of elements, such as electronic elements, embedded or encapsulated therein. The textile thread or fiber could also be part of a fabric article. The textile thread or fiber, for example, has the plurality of elements interconnected, or otherwise intercommunicating, with one another to form a signal processing system. This signal processing system may include, for example, a personal computer system, a personal telecommunications transmitter/receiver system or a personal television and/or radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Noel Leonard
  • Patent number: 8475919
    Abstract: A fiber blend for yarns and fabrics for use in military, fire-fighting, industrial work wear, and first responder protective clothing to provide multifunctional protection to the wearer, the fiber blend including an aramid fiber blend, wool fibers, and electrostatic dissipative fibers, wherein the aramid fiber blend includes meta-aramid fibers, para-aramid fibers and electrostatic dissipative fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Carole A. Winterhalter
  • Patent number: 8460790
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aggregate of nanofibers having less spread of single fiber fineness values that can be used in wide applications without limitation to the shape and the kind of the polymer, and a method for manufacturing the same. The present invention is an aggregate of nanofibers made of a thermoplastic polymer having single fiber fineness by number average in a range from 1×10?7 to 2×10?4 dtex and single fibers of 60% or more in fineness ratio have single fiber fineness in a range from 1×10?7 to 2×10?4 dtex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: TORAY Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Ochi, Akira Kishiro, Shuichi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8409705
    Abstract: Fibers having a plurality of colored regions printed on front and rear sides of said fiber are disclosed, wherein the colors are visible only under ultra-violet light. The regions may be in the form of stripes or may be arranged in a pseudo-random pattern. The regions may be differently colored. Such fibers can be incorporated into paper products as a form of counterfeit protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: D.W. Spinks (Embossing) Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary D Spinks
  • Patent number: 8298656
    Abstract: A prepreg material infused with a bulk resin, where the bulk resin has shape memory alloy (SMA) particles intermixed in the resin to toughen the material when the material is used in an application and is cured. The SMA particles may be of various shapes and sizes. The material may form a prepreg fabric having interwoven fibers or a prepreg unidirectional tape having fibers oriented unidirectionally. Opposing surfaces of the material may be infused with quantities of bulk resin having different concentrations of SMA particles. The SMA particles may be mixed in the bulk resin while in their austenitic or martensitic states to suit the needs of specific applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Terry L. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8268425
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyethylene molding composition which has a multimodal molar mass distribution and is particularly suitable for producing external sheathing of electric or information transmission cables. The molding composition has a density at a temperature of 23° C. in the range from 0.94 to 0.95 g/cm3 and an MFI190/5 in the range from 1.2 to 2.1 dg/min. It comprises from 45 to 55% by weight of a low molecular weight ethylene homopolymer A, from 30 to 40% by weight of a high molecular weight copolymer B of ethylene and another olefin having from 4 to 8 carbon atoms and from 10 to 20% by weight of an ultra high molecular weight ethylene copolymer C. The invention also relates to an electric or information transmission cable having an external sheath of the polyethylene molding composition which has a thickness in the range from 0.2 to 3 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Vogt, Joachim Berthold
  • Patent number: 8263221
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes for preparing polyareneazole polymers characterized as providing polymer solutions having an inherent viscosity of at least about 22 dl/g at 30° C. at a polymer concentration of 0.05 g/dl in methane sulfonic acid. Polyareneazoles, filaments and yarns are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: Magellan Systems International, LLC, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Doetze Jakob Sikkema, David J. Rodini, Qinghong Fu Adkins, Steven R. Allen, Christopher William Newton
  • Patent number: 8247069
    Abstract: The invention relates to a web or filter structure such as the filtration media comprising a collection of fiber comprising a first polymer and a second polymer in a fine fiber or fine fiber web structure. The combination of two polymers provides improved fiber rheology in that the fiber has excellent temperature and mechanical stability. The combination of polymers imparts the properties of elasticity or tackiness, which is desirable for adhering particles to the fiber web, with high temperature resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Veli Kalayci
  • Patent number: 8236714
    Abstract: A fabric having a camouflage appearance in the near infrared (NIR) spectrum with a substantially a single color appearance in the visible (VIS) spectrum is provided. The novel fabric may include at least two synthetic polymer multifilament yarns. The multifilament yarns are selected from 3 types of multifilament yarns: multifilaments comprising carbon black, multifilaments comprising pigments which modify the NIR reflectance characteristics of the multifilaments, and multifilaments substantially free of additives capable of modifying the NIR reflectance characteristics of the multifilaments. The fabric is dyed to a substantially single color appearance in the visible spectrum. In general, the fabric has a NIR spectrum comprising two reflectance curves having about 10% to about 85% reflectance separated by about 5% reflectance in a range of wavelengths from about 700 to about 860 nanometers (nm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Invista North America S.à.r.l.
    Inventor: Kevin A. Frankel