Patents Examined by Hai Vo
  • Patent number: 11028245
    Abstract: Porous air permeable expanded PTFE composite with enhanced mechanical and thermal properties are described. The node and fibril microstructure of expanded PTFE is coated on and within the node and fibril microstructure with a suitably chosen polymer to impart property enhancement while maintaining porosity. The coating polymer content of the composite is maintained between 3 and 25 weight percent of the composite and the areal mass of the composite is less than 75 gm/m2. Exemplary enhancement to properties may include, among others, Average Tensile Strength (ATS) (in MPa)×Z strength (in MPa) of 50 MPa2 or greater, preferably 100 MPa2 or greater, with air flow less than 500 Gurley seconds. Coating polymers with appropriate temperature resistance provides composites which further exhibit shrinkage of less than 10% at temperatures up to 300° C. with air flow of less than 500 Gurley seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Anit Dutta, Leslie N. Rikleen
  • Patent number: 11015049
    Abstract: A vinyl chloride resin composition with which the surface stickiness of a vinyl chloride resin molded product can be suppressed is provided. A vinyl chloride resin composition comprises: (a) a vinyl chloride resin; (b) a plasticizer; and (c) a modified silicone oil, wherein (c) the modified silicone oil is a modified silicone oil that is at least one of: hydrogen-modified; phenyl-modified; alkyl/aralkyl-modified; and fatty acid amide-modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Iwabuchi
  • Patent number: 11014625
    Abstract: An article made by composite material includes a body made of reinforced fiber. The body has at least two opposing sidewalls. A foam component is embeddedly disposed in each sidewall. Owing to the two foam components, the finished composite structure is lightweight and has high mechanical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FULL-TECH COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Xiuzheng Xu
  • Patent number: 11008450
    Abstract: Provided is a vinyl chloride resin composition that enables production of a vinyl chloride resin molded product that has excellent surface lubricity and can inhibit formation of voids in a foamed polyurethane molded product laminated therewith. The vinyl chloride resin composition contains a vinyl chloride resin, a plasticizer, and ether-modified silicone oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shota Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11007748
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention describe secured fiber-reinforced aerogels and laminate structures formed therefrom. In one embodiment a laminate comprises at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer adjacent to at least one layer of fiber containing material wherein fibers from said at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer are interlaced with fibers of said at least one fiber-containing material. In another embodiment a laminate comprises at least two adjacent fiber-reinforced aerogel layers wherein fibers from at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer are interlaced with fibers of an adjacent fiber-reinforced aerogel layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Bullock, Aaron R Tomich
  • Patent number: 11009050
    Abstract: A hydraulic rod in reciprocating movement within a barrel of a hydraulic cylinder along a longitudinal direction of the barrel, and a method of manufacturing thereof, a surface finish of the rod comprising valleys, wherein the rod further comprises microporosities on its surface, the microporosities having a depth at least equal to a depth of the valleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIES MAILHOT INC.
    Inventors: Luc Mainville, Patrick Boilard, Jean-Michel Éthier
  • Patent number: 10995810
    Abstract: A friction material has a first outermost surface and a second outermost surface spaced apart from the first outermost surface. The friction material includes a base which forms at least a portion of the first outermost surface. The base includes fibers present in an amount of from 20 to 80 weight percent, a filler present in an amount of from 20 to 80 weight percent, and a deposit which forms at least a portion of the second outermost surface and includes a friction adjusting agent. The friction material further includes a resin disposed throughout the friction material. The deposit is disposed in the friction material in a gradated pattern. At least a portion of the deposit is exposed to the environment and the second outermost surface has a surface roughness of from 2 to 11 micrometers as determined by non-contact laser measurement according to ISO 25178.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Deanna L. Miller Higgins, Feng Dong, Robert Lam
  • Patent number: 10995192
    Abstract: A foamed skeleton reinforced composite, comprising a foamed skeleton and a matrix material. The foamed skeleton is selected from at least one of a metal foamed skeleton, an inorganic non-metal foamed skeleton, and an organic foamed skeleton. The matrix material is selected from a metal or a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kezhao Zhou, Qiuping Wei, Li Ma, Long Zhang, Zhiming Yu
  • Patent number: 10975208
    Abstract: A thin, freestanding, microporous polyolefin web with good heat resistance and dimensional stability includes an inorganic surface layer. A first preferred embodiment is a microporous polyolefin base membrane in which colloidal inorganic particles are present in its bulk structure. Each of second and third preferred embodiments is a thin, freestanding microporous polyolefin web that has an inorganic surface layer containing no organic hydrogen bonding component for the inorganic particles. The inorganic surface layer of the second embodiment is achieved by hydrogen bonding with use of an inorganic acid, and the inorganic surface layer of the third embodiment is achieved by one or both of hydrogen bonding and chemical reaction of the surface groups on the inorganic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AMTEK RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Pekala, Daniel K. Lee, James E. Emanuel, Robert Waterhouse, Weston J. Wood, Andrew Wimer
  • Patent number: 10973281
    Abstract: This technology relates to an integrated article that includes (a) a flexible foam region and (b) a non-foam region. The flexible foam region and the non-foam region are each made of a polyurethane composition. In some embodiments, the flexible foam region is a midsole, and wherein the non-foam region is an outsole. The flexible foam region is made from a flexible polyurethane injection molded foam. The non-foam region is made from a non-foamed polyurethane, which may be extruded or thermoformed. The invention relates to this integrated article, as well as the methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr., An Plessers, Kenneth H. Kim, Julius Farkas, Ungyeong Jung
  • Patent number: 10975220
    Abstract: Articles are provided, including a porous elastomeric material having a first major surface and an elastomeric material integrated into the first major surface of the porous elastomeric material. The elastomeric material coating the first major surface, a first portion of the elastomeric material being disposed within a plurality of pores defined by the first major surface of the porous elastomeric material and extending into the plurality of pores to a depth of at least 300 micrometers (?m), wherein the first portion of the elastomeric material provides fluid communication through the porous elastomeric material via holes formed in the elastomeric material extending into the thickness of the porous elastomeric material through the voids of the pores of the elastomeric material. A method of making an article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kurt J. Halverson, Cary A. Kipke
  • Patent number: 10974631
    Abstract: Provided are a seat cover for an automobile and a manufacturing method therefor, the seat cover comprising a surface-treated layer, a cover layer, a soft foam layer, and a rear layer and comprising an embossing pattern formed on the top surface, wherein the soft foam layer comprises 15 to 20 foam cells per unit area of 1 mm2 of the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Chul-Hee Min, Yong-Bae Jung, Nam-Keun Choi
  • Patent number: 10967605
    Abstract: Decorative laminates having an open-cell foam layer are disclosed herein. An example decorative laminate includes a decorative layer, an open-cell foam layer coupled to the decorative layer and an adhesive layer coupled to the open-cell foam layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Xiaoxi Wang, Jason W. Drexler, John Christopher Wilde
  • Patent number: 10967552
    Abstract: A void-containing polyester is disclosed which is excellent in concealing properties, whiteness, and thermal dimensional stability. A void-containing polyester film includes an internal void-containing layer (layer A). The void-containing layer contains a polyester matrix resin and a polypropylene dispersed resin, and satisfies the following requirements (1) to (3), and an apparent density of the film is in a range of 0.8 to 1.2 g/cm3. (1) A melt viscosity (?1) of the polyester resin at a melting temperature of 280° C. and a shear rate of 121.6 sec?1 is 90 to 400 Pa·s (2) A melt viscosity (?2) of the polypropylene resin at a melting temperature of 280° C. and a shear rate of 121.6 sec?1 is 300 to 850 Pa·s (3) A melt viscosity ratio (?2/?1) of the polyester resin and the polypropylene resin at a melting temperature of 280° C. and a shear rate of 121.6 sec?1 is 1.5 to 4.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Deguchi, Kenji Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10954032
    Abstract: A pull-tab sealing member for a container providing a foamed polymer layer positioned within the sealing member for effective heat sealing to the container together with a lower laminate below a tab capable of tearing to provide a tamper evident structure below the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll
  • Patent number: 10947336
    Abstract: The present invention provides a moisture-curable hot melt urethane composition, including a hot melt urethane prepolymer (A) having an isocyanate group and a foaming agent composition (B) containing N,N?-dinitrosopentamethylenetetramine (b1), urea (b2) and a polyol (b3). The present invention also provides a method for producing a foamed and cured product of a moisture-curable hot melt composition, which includes heat-melting a hot melt urethane prepolymer (A), then mixing the foaming agent composition (B) therewith, applying the resultant mixture to a substrate, and performing a heating treatment at a temperature equal to or higher than heat-melting temperature of the (A) to thereby cause foaming and curing. An object of the present invention is to provide a solvent-free foaming system, according to which a foamed and cured product with excellent texture can be obtained, and an excellent foamed state can be maintained even in a thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kanagawa
  • Patent number: 10940669
    Abstract: Described herein are insulating structures that include at least one microporous layer including a plurality of pores, a porous layer adjacent to the microporous layer, and a monolithic aerogel structure extending through the plurality of pores of the microporous layer and through at least part of the porous layer. The microporous layer filters aerogel dust from cracked or damaged aerogel within the scaffold, slowing or preventing loss of dust from the insulating structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Rikleen, Michael Magyar, Eric O'Bryan, David Mihalcik, Owen Evans, Nicholas Zafiropoulos, George Gould
  • Patent number: 10941268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic-supporting structure, including a reticulated porous foam and a silicone coating layer, serving as an outer frame, on an outer surface of the foam, serving as an inner frame, a method of manufacturing the same, and a cosmetic product containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tae-Hwan Ahn, Min-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10933593
    Abstract: Polymer compositions containing polyethylene particles having a multi-modal molecular weight distribution are disclosed. The polymer compositions are well suited to producing porous substrates through a sintering process. Formulations made according to the present disclosure can produce porous substrates having improved flexibility demonstrated by an increased flexural strength while still retaining excellent pressure drop characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Celanese Sales Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Koelling, Christina Schmid, Christian Meermann
  • Patent number: 10933440
    Abstract: A carbon film coating structure and a method for coating that structure onto a work are provided, in which a carbon material such as a carbon nanotube is applied to a work for coating thereof with high density and high integration so that the coating has an outstanding electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity, heat resistance, high strength and flexibility owing to the characteristics of carbon, and in which a carbon such as CNT is applied to the work for coating thereof easily and inexpensively, and with high density and high integration. A carbon material is coated or impregnated on a surface layer of a work. The work can deposit a suboxide or oxide containing metal ions. A porous primary film is formed on the surface layer of the work. The carbon film is coated or impregnated on an irregular part of the surface layer of the primary film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Hideo Yoshida