Patents Examined by Camie S Thompson
  • Patent number: 11118350
    Abstract: A concrete panel board is provided. The panel board includes: a substrate board; a primer layer applied to the substrate; a thinset mortar layer applied to the primer layer; a plaster layer applied to the thinset mortar layer; and a sealant layer applied to the plaster layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Arts & Labour Artisans Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Orr
  • Patent number: 11111343
    Abstract: Branched aramid nanofibers (ANFs) can be made by controlled chemical splitting of micro and macroscale aramid fiber by adjusting the reaction media containing aprotic component, protic component and a base. Branched ANFs have uniform size distribution of diameters in the nanoscale regime (below 200 nm) and high yield exceeding 95% of the nanofibers with this diameter. The method affords preparation of branched ANFs with 3-20 branches per one nanofiber and high aspect ratio. Branched ANFs form hydrogel or aerogels with highly porous 3D percolating networks (3DPNs) frameworks that are made into different shapes. Polymers and nanomaterials are impregnated into the 3DPNs through several methods. Gelation of branched ANFs facilitates layer-by-layer deposition in a process described as gelation assisted layer-by-layer deposition (gaLBL). A method of manufacturing battery components including ion conducting membranes, separators, anodes, and cathodes is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kotov, Jian Zhu, Siu on Tung
  • Patent number: 11111606
    Abstract: A multilayered polymer composite film includes a first polymer material forming a polymer matrix and a second polymer material coextruded with the first polymer material. The second polymer material forms a plurality of fibers embedded within the polymer matrix. The fibers have a rectangular cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Baer, Jia Wang, Deepak Langhe
  • Patent number: 11116078
    Abstract: Prepregs and laminates made from resin compositions having a free resin portion and a resin impregnated reinforcing material portion where the resin includes one or more base resins and one or more high Dk materials wherein the one or more high Dk materials are present in the resin composition in an amount sufficient to impart the resin composition with a cured DkW that matches the DkWR of a resin impregnated reinforcing material to which the resin composition is applied to within plus or minus (±) 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Tarun Amla, Johann R. Schumacher, Sascha Kreuer, Peggy Conn, Stanley E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11104099
    Abstract: Provided are a thermally conductive resin sheet having light transmission, including a cured product of a fiber cloth-containing thermally conductive resin composition prepared by thermally curing or semi-curing a laminate composed of five or more sheets of a prepreg made by impregnating a fiber cloth made of thermally conductive fibers as warp and white or transparent fibers as weft with a transparent curable resin composition, the cured product having a cut surface vertical to a length direction of the thermally conductive fibers, and a method for producing the thermally conductive resin sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshinori Takamatsu, Kazuaki Sumita
  • Patent number: 11097448
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced resin molding material containing at least bundled aggregates [A] of discontinuous reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin [M], wherein each of the bundled aggregates [A] is obtained by cutting a partially-separated fiber bundle, prepared by forming separation treatment sections separated into a plurality of bundles and non-separation treatment sections alternately along a lengthwise direction of a fiber bundle including a plurality of single fibers, at an angle ? (0°<?<90°) with respect to the lengthwise direction of the fiber bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Motohashi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Miyoshi, Tamotsu Suzuki, Yasumoto Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11091605
    Abstract: A polyamide moulding composition in particular for use for components in the drinking water sector, made of the following constituents: (A) from 25 to 74.9% by weight of at least one semicrystalline, semiaromatic nylon-6,T/6,I, composed of: (a1) from 65 to 82 mol % of terephthalic acid, based on the entirety of the dicarboxylic acids used; (a2) from 18 to 35 mol % of isophthalic acid, based on the entirety of the dicarboxylic acids used; (a3) 1,6-diaminohexane; (a4) at least one monobasic carboxylic acid; (a5) a phosphorus compound; with the first proviso that the molar ratio of the component (a3) to the entirety of the dicarboxylic acids used ((al)+(a2)) is at least 1.04 and at most 1.15; and with the second proviso that the molar ratio of the component (a4) to the component (a3) is in the range from 0.01 to 0.08; (B) from 25 to 60% by weight of fibrous reinforcing materials; (C) from 0 to 30% by weight of particulate fillers; (D) from 0.1 to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventor: Manfred Hewel
  • Patent number: 11084922
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a fluoropolymer composition [composition (C)] comprising:—at least one semi-crystalline polymer comprising recurring units derived from ethylene and at least one of chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) and tetrafluoroethylene (TFE), said polymer having a heat of fusion of at most 35 J/g [polymer (A)]; and—from 0.05 to 15% by weight, based on weight of polymer (A), of at least one ethylene copolymer with at least one long chain a-olefin having a number of carbon atoms of 6 or more, and possessing a density of less than 0.900 g/cm3, as determined according to ASTM D792; to a method for its manufacture and to its use for manufacturing cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Serena Carella, Caterina Bocchia, Giulio Brinati, Antonello Casale
  • Patent number: 11085133
    Abstract: A dyeing and welding process may be configured to convert a substrate into a welded substrate having at least some color imparted thereto via a dye and/or coloring agent by applying a process solvent having a dye and/or coloring agent therein to the substrate, wherein the process solvent interrupts one or more intermolecular force between one or more component in the substrate. The substrate may be configured as a natural fiber, such as cellulose, hemicelluloses, and silk. The process solvent may include a binder, such as dissolved biopolymer (e.g., cellulose). After application of a process solvent comprised of a dye and/or coloring agent, the substrate may be exposed to a second application of a process solvent comprised of a binder, which second application may occur before or after a process temperature/pressure zone, process solvent recovery zone, and/or drying zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Natural Fiber Welding, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Michael Haverhals, Aaron Kenneth Amstutz, Jonglak Choi, Xiling Tang, Michael Molter, Spencer Jacob Null
  • Patent number: 11084183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a wood-based board, a wood-based board as use of a liquid coating composition comprising at least one particulate filler material and at least one binder for in-line coating of wood-based boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Christopher Schrul, Philipp Hunziker
  • Patent number: 11085197
    Abstract: Provided is a pool and/or spa cover leading edge kit for use with a pool and/or spa cover system. The kit includes at least two annular shaped fiber reinforced polymer composite segments capable of being axially aligned and interconnected at their abutting ends with each annular shaped fiber reinforced polymer composite segment having an axial length of from 3 feet to 20 feet. The kit also includes at least one joiner capable of interconnecting together a pair of abutting axially aligned annular shaped fiber reinforced polymer composite segments at their axial ends to form a segmented leading edge with an overall axial length of from 6 feet to 50 feet that is capable of being coupled to a pool and/or spa cover. The at least two annular shaped fiber reinforced polymer composite segments of the segmented leading edge include at least one of continuous fibers or discontinuous fibers oriented at least partially in the axial direction and encapsulated by a thermoset or thermoplastic resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Priority Electric Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Prior
  • Patent number: 11084965
    Abstract: To provide a thermally conductive sheet that has high thermal conductivity. A method for producing a thermally conductive sheet S includes a step of obtaining a thermally conductive composition by mixing a reactive liquid resin, which forms a rubbery or gelatinous matrix when crosslinked, a volatile liquid having a boiling point 10° C. or more higher than a curing temperature of the reactive liquid resin, and a thermally conductive filler; a step of forming a molded body by crosslinking and curing the reactive liquid resin at a temperature 10° C. or more lower than the boiling point of the volatile liquid; and a step of evaporating the volatile liquid by heating the molded body, in which these steps are performed sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki Kudoh, Tomonari Yamada
  • Patent number: 11076677
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator member (8) for a cosmetic product applicator, in particular for applying cosmetic product to keratin fibres, and especially for applying mascara to eyelashes, said applicator member being obtained at least partially by moulding at least one thermoplastic elastomer material, characterized in that said material is a TPS having a tensile strength greater than or equal to 10 MPa, preferably greater than or equal to 15 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hervet, Carine Pascal, Alain Berhault, Jean-Marie Julien
  • Patent number: 11077627
    Abstract: A protective assembly comprises a first region formulated and configured to provide protection from alpha, beta, and electromagnetic radiation and comprising a composite of particles and polymer; a second region formulated and configured to provide protection from ballistic impact and comprising a composite of fibers and polymer; and a third region formulated and configured to provide protection from thermal radiation and comprising a composite of particles, fiber, and polymer. The protective assembly may be provided on an aerospace structure. The protective assembly may be formed on the aerospace structure body using a co-curing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Steven F. Stone, Matt Armentrout, Christopher Deemer, Carl Madsen, Brian Barber
  • Patent number: 11065847
    Abstract: The method is carried out by means of the stacked deposition of a series of layers of fibers and/or particles with a binder material and/or other chemical additives on a conveyor belt until a multilayer mat is produced, in which the layers are physically different from one another. The method comprises: defining the final thickness and density of the board; defining the number of layers forming the board and the type of material to be used for each layer; selecting and preparing the constituent material of each layer to be formed; depositing, in a stacked and staggered manner, the layers previously defined according to weight per m2 of each layer; pre-compacting and, optionally, pre-heating the mat; compacting the mat using pressure and heat. The invention also relates to the board produced using said method for the production of a symmetrical or asymmetrical, stable board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Financiera Maderera, S.A.
    Inventor: Santiago Recaman Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11065914
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to textile cords covered with a rubber composition of specified composition, tires having at least one component comprising the rubber-covered textile cords, and related methods for increasing aged cord coverage of rubber-covered textile cords and for preparing the rubber-covered textile cords. The rubber composition of specified composition includes silica filler in an amount of up to 20 phr and silane coupling agent in an amount of up to 5 phr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Seth M. Miller
  • Patent number: 11066761
    Abstract: Yarn manufactured from recycled mixed clothing fibers and a process of making yarn manufactured from recycled mixed clothing fibers. Upcycled yarn has approximately 70%-95% of fiber from separated used clothes fibers, whereby separated used clothes fibers have cotton, polyester, nylon, silk, rayon, spandex, synthetic fibers, wool, hemp, carbon fibers, and/or linen. The upcycled yarn also has approximately 5%-30% other fibers that can be recycled fibers and/or virgin fibers, whereby the recycled fiber is recycled polyester from recycled plastic bottles and other sources, recycled cotton, recycled nylon from fishing nets and other sources, and the virgin fiber is nylon, spandex, virgin polyester, hemp, carbon fiber, and/or organic cotton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Patricia M. Ermecheo
  • Patent number: 11060276
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous binder composition comprising a carbohydrate component, possibly a crosslinker and possibly reaction product of carbohydrate component with crosslinker, further comprising a phenalkamine. The invention further discloses binders obtained therefrom and composite products manufactured therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Carl Hampson, Oliver Callaghan
  • Patent number: 11052573
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a woven fiber preform that is impregnated with a matrix-precursor resin, the resin, in the raw state, presenting a glass transition temperature Tg0, includes: impregnating yarns or strands with the resin; feeding a loom with the impregnated yarns or strands maintained at a temperature in the range Tg0 to Tg0+10° C.; and weaving the yarns or strands in the loom in order to obtain the resin-impregnated woven fiber preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Vincent Bernard Serge Most, Marc-Emmanuel Jean François Techer
  • Patent number: 11053387
    Abstract: A one-step spun composite DTY and preparation method thereof are provided. The bi-profiled fiber is manufactured with two types of modified polyester of different viscosities through the steps of melting, melt metering, composite extruding, cooling, oiling, drawing, heat setting and winding. Wherein those two modified polyesters have a molecular structure including terephthalic acid segments, ethylene glycol segments and branched diol segments, and the branched diol has a structural formula of here R1 and R2 are separately selected from the linear alkylene with 1-3 carbon atoms, R3 from the alkyl with 1-5 carbon atoms, and R4 from the alkyl with 2-5 carbon atoms. The obtained one-step spun composite DTY has an elastic shrinkage rate of no less than 35%. The method presented in this invention is involved in a simple and reasonable technological process for wide application range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hongwei Fan, Guanfan Jin, Ming Chen, Huailin Ren, Yongfeng Wang, Xiangming Wang