Coated Patents (Class 138/145)
  • Patent number: 10975743
    Abstract: An exhaust component for a motor vehicle includes a wall, an internal volume, an inlet, and an outlet. The wall includes a core layer having a surface and a first layer disposed on a portion of the surface. The portion is less than 100 percent of an area of the surface. The core layer has a first composition. The first layer is a cold-sprayed layer. The core layer has a second composition different from the first composition. The first layer reduces surface-radiated noise from the exhaust component during operation of the motor vehicle. The internal volume is at least partially defined by the wall. The inlet is in fluid communication with the internal volume. The outlet is in fluid communication with the internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventor: Guangchun Quan
  • Patent number: 10927991
    Abstract: A heat-weldable weld fitting that has a cylindrical fitting main body portion. The cylindrical fitting main body portion includes an outer periphery including a first end portion, a second end portion, and a middle section between the first end portion and the second end portion, and positioning scales formed at equal intervals in a peripheral direction of the second end portion of the outer periphery of the fitting main body portion. The first end portion being configured to be heated by a heater and is welded to an end portion of another weld fitting. The positioning scales are configured to define an angular portion of the weld fitting relative to the welding apparatus at the time of welding the first end portion to the first end portion of another weld fitting by matching the positioning scale with a reference mark provided on the clamp portion of the welding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MIRAIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10906277
    Abstract: A problem addressed by the present invention is to provide a low-friction member which does not easily lose low-friction properties thereof even when used for a relatively long period. The low-friction member LS according to the present invention is consisting of at least lubricating materials PL, PS and a polyimide resin MR. The low-friction member has a surface roughness Rsk or 0.500 or more and the surface exposure ratio of the lubricating materials of 15.0% or more. It is particularly preferred that the surface roughness Rsk be in a range of 0.0900 (inclusive) to 0.1400 (inclusive), and the surface exposure ratio of the lubricating materials be 35.0% or more. It is preferred that the lubricating materials be a fluororesin. The low-friction member thus has the property of not losing the low-friction properties thereof easily even when used for a relatively long period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: I.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Tsujikawa, Masaaki Kashiwa
  • Patent number: 10550662
    Abstract: Procedures include designing parameters for cementation jobs based upon the wellbore geometries and loading conditions. The cementation parameters such as Young's modulus are selected such that longitudinal crack propagation is inhibited. Procedures also include determining critical loading conditions for an already-cemented casing annulus based upon the specified cement properties and wellbore conditions. The critical loading conditions are determined such that longitudinal crack propagation in the cement is inhibited. Techniques are used to improve the friction coefficients between the casing and cement to inhibit longitudinal crack propagation. The treatments can include forming surface patterns that enhance friction and/or making the casing surface oleophopic and/or hydrophilic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yucun Lou, Meng Qu
  • Patent number: 10422462
    Abstract: A pipe splitting assembly includes an articulating hammer nose assembly having a pipe splitting cutter and a rotatable joint coupled with the pipe splitting cutter. A pneumatic hammer is distal to the articulating hammer nose assembly. The pneumatic hammer is configured to drive the articulating hammer nose assembly proximally away from the pneumatic hammer. The rotatable joint is coupled between the pipe splitting cutter and the pneumatic hammer, and the articulating hammer nose assembly is rotatable into one or more angles relative to the pneumatic hammer through the rotatable joint. A cable coupling is interposed between the pneumatic hammer and the articulated hammer nose assembly. The cable coupling is configured to attach a cable to the pipe splitting assembly. The cable coupling and the rotatable joint are configured to transmit to the pipe splitting cutter a compression force from the cable coupling and dynamic percussive forces from the pneumatic hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TT Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tjader
  • Patent number: 10329371
    Abstract: Syntactic polyurethane elastomers are made using a non-mercury catalyst. The elastomer is made from a reaction mixture containing a polymer polyol which has a liquid polyether polyol as a continuous phase and polymer particles dispersed in the liquid polyether polyol, a chain extender, a polyisocyanate and microspheres. The elastomer adheres well to itself, which makes it very useful as thermal insulation for pipelines and other structures that have a complex geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Y. Gelfer, Amber Stephenson, Venkat S. Minnikanti, Mark Brown, II
  • Patent number: 10323842
    Abstract: A watertube panel portion for a fluidized bed reactor and a corresponding method. The watertube panel portion includes multiple parallel metal tubes having a tube length L1, an outer surface, an original outer diameter OD1, and an original wall thickness WT1, and a circumferentially extending recess formed in a central portion of each of the tubes, between first and second end portions. The recess has a constant depth D that is less than the wall thickness WT1. The recess encircles the outer surface of the central portion of the metal tube. A circumferentially extending metal coating has a constant thickness of at most the depth D of the recess to blanket the recess of each of the multiple metal tubes. A fin is continuously welded between each pair of adjacent tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo SHI FW Energia Oy
    Inventor: John Murphy
  • Patent number: 10301481
    Abstract: Syntactic polyurethane elastomers are made using a non-mercury catalyst. The elastomer is made from a reaction mixture containing a polyether polyol having a low amount of terminal unsaturation, a chain extender, a polyisocyanate and microspheres. The elastomer adheres well to itself, which makes it very useful as thermal insulation for pipelines and other structures that have a complex geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Y. Gelfer, Amber Stephenson, Venkat S. Minnikanti, Mark Brown, II, Kamesh Vyakaranam
  • Patent number: 10295733
    Abstract: The invention concerns a single mode optical fiber having a core and a cladding, the core refractive index profile having a trapezoid-like shape. According to an aspect of the invention, the transition part of the trapezoid-like core refractive index profile is obtained by gradually changing a concentration of at least two dopants from a concentration in said center part of said core to a concentration in a cladding part adjacent to said core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Draka Comteq B.V.
    Inventors: Louis-Anne de Montmorillon, Pierre Sillard
  • Patent number: 10184039
    Abstract: Syntactic polyurethane elastomers are made using a non-mercury catalyst. The elastomer is made from a reaction mixture containing a prepolymer made from a polyether polyol and a polyisocyanate, a chain extender, a polyisocyanate and microspheres. The elastomer adheres well to itself, which makes it very useful as thermal insulation for pipelines and other structures that have a complex geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Y. Gelfer, Amber Stephenson, Mark Brown, II
  • Patent number: 10156178
    Abstract: An exhaust system for a vehicle includes a heat insulation coating layer formed on an inner wall surface of an exhaust gas flow tube through which exhaust gas passes. The heat insulation coating layer includes an inorganic binder including two or more silicon-based compounds and an aerogel dispersed in the inorganic binder, includes 5 to 50 parts by weight of the aerogel for 100 parts by weight of the inorganic binder, and has heat conductivity of at most 1.0 W/mK, measured by ASTM E1461.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Hong Kil Baek, In Woong Lyo, Bokyung Kim, Seung Woo Lee, Jiyoun Seo
  • Patent number: 10145613
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metal element (12) for anchoring an anti-erosion coating that is intended to be fastened alone in an isolated manner to a metal wall or assembled with other identical anchoring elements. The anchoring element (12) has an edge (12a) for fastening to said metal wall and an anchoring body firmly attached to the fastening edge (12a) and having an upper edge (12b) that is away from the fastening edge and intended to be covered by a composite material of concrete type. A section of this upper edge (12b), which is not intended to be juxtaposed and assembled with an upper edge of an identical anchoring element, is provided with a delimiting tab (16) in order to delimit a height of composite material that must cover the upper edge (12b) of said anchoring element, said delimiting tab (16) having a delimiting edge (18) that is a predetermined distance away from a plane defined by the upper edge (12b) of the anchoring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Total Raffinage Chimie
    Inventors: Sébastien Decker, Hubert Simon
  • Patent number: 10119588
    Abstract: [Object] Damage to a surface of a resin bush caused by press-fitting is prevented even when a configuration for positioning during welding is added. [Solving Means] A rolled collar (40) is a steel rolled collar into which a resin bush (90) is pressed-fitted, and which is joined to a joining member by welding. The rolled collar includes a main body part (50) formed in a hollow cylindrical shape, and a clinch part that joins both end surfaces of the main body part together by fitting. The rolled collar includes a notch part (70) formed by cutting off a portion of an annular edge (53) in the main body part. Here, a convex jig determining a position of the main body part at a time of welding is fit into the notch part. The rolled collar includes a cavity part (80) formed to be hollow from an inner circumferential surface side on a wall surface around the notch part to form a clearance (81) between the press-fitted resin bush and an edge portion (71) of the notch part on the inner circumferential surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Yorozu Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Kuroi, Shingo Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10112362
    Abstract: A multilayer structure is disclosed, comprising: at least one first layer comprising a first polymer film that carries, on a first face, a metal deposit, the first face being a free face of the first layer; and at least one second layer comprising a second polymer film. The second layer is joined, in a plurality of junction zones, to the first layer on the first face carrying the metal deposit, the junction zones defining a region of contact between the first layer and the second layer, the first layer and the second layer forming at least one cell outside the contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AKX, SA
    Inventor: Jean Patrice Quenedey
  • Patent number: 10113470
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an after treatment device of an exhaust system for a vehicle. The after treatment device of an exhaust system for a vehicle is connected to an exhaust pipe and includes a canning main body in which a catalyst is received and may include a heat insulation coating layer formed on an inner wall surface of the canning main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Seung Woo Lee, Hong Kil Baek, Bokyung Kim, In Woong Lyo, Woong Pyo Hong
  • Patent number: 10105885
    Abstract: A method of coating a field joint and a coated field joint formed thereby. The field joint coating includes a first thermal insulation material injection molded over the uncoated field joint to form a first layer, and a second thermal insulation material injection molded over the first layer to form a second layer. The second material has a greater flexibility than the first material and a lower maximum operating temperature than the first material. In certain embodiments, the second material forms a significant part of the volume of the field joint coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Shawcor Ltd.
    Inventors: Adam Robert Wright, Ole Thomas Ustad, Suresh Choudhary
  • Patent number: 10047880
    Abstract: A porous metallic coating is provided. The coating is characterized by a combination of optimized properties that improve coating performance, as measured by heat transfer efficiency. The porous coating has optimal ranges for properties such as porosity, particle size and thickness, and has particular applicability in boiling heat transfer applications as part of an air separations unit. The porous coatings are derived from slurry-based formulations that include a mixture of metallic particles, a binder and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Zigui Lu, Sang Muk Kwark, Joseph M. Corpus, Jonathan A. Lane, David P. Potempa, Maulik R. Shelat
  • Patent number: 10018043
    Abstract: Method for producing a construction element, in particular a tunnel element, from a curing material, such as concrete, in a mold, said construction element being provided with a watertight seal on at least one side thereof, wherein a gasket is used comprising a deforming body which is produced from a yielding material, such as rubber. According to the invention a base is produced from a relatively strong material, which base may or may not be detachable from the deforming body. Said base with or without said deforming body is placed against an inner side of the mold, said curing material is cast in the mold, and said curing material is cured to form said construction element with said watertight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Trelleborg Ridderkerk B.V.
    Inventor: Joel Emmanuel Van Stee
  • Patent number: 9975308
    Abstract: A composite structure with high pressure resistance that is suitable for a flow channel is produced by reducing the number of components while maintaining the excellent chemical resistance and high stress tolerance inherent to a glass substrate and a resin substrate. A glass substrate surface is modified with a hydrolyzable silicon compound, and the glass substrate is brought into contact with the resin substrate. Subsequently, the contact surface between the glass substrate and the resin substrate is heated to a temperature from the glass transition temperature to the pyrolysis temperature of the resin substrate, eliminating gaps between the glass substrate and the resin substrate to bring them into close contact with each other, and causing chemical binding or anchor effects between the glass substrate and the resin substrate via the hydrolyzable silicon compound. Thus, the glass substrate and the resin substrate are firmly fixed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Goto, Masao Kamahori, Hiroshi Sasaki, Kiyotoshi Mori, Hideyuki Akiyama
  • Patent number: 9874243
    Abstract: An assembled roller comprising a cylindrical bush having eight external rib surface features and an over-molded roller. The joining edge of the opposing component parts comprises, in axial end profile, a ramp section comprising a ramp surface. The ramp surfaces lie in planes that are parallel or slightly offset by 1° to 20° to the direction or angle of approach of the respective opposed component part immediately prior to engagement, so that the ramp surfaces are adapted to slidingly engage across ramp surfaces in a resistance, rather than snap, fit. This arrangement forms a catch that will hold the component part halves together during an over-molding process as long as the ends of the bush are retarded against axial displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROTACASTER WHEEL LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter R. McKinnon
  • Patent number: 9815116
    Abstract: This method for producing porous sintered aluminum includes: mixing aluminum powder with a sintering aid powder containing titanium to obtain a raw aluminum mixed powder; mixing the raw aluminum mixed powder with a water-soluble resin binder, water, and a plasticizer containing at least one selected from polyhydric alcohols, ethers, and esters to obtain a viscous composition; drying the viscous composition in a state where air bubbles are mixed therein to obtain a formed object prior to sintering; and heating the formed object prior to sintering in a non-oxidizing atmosphere, wherein when a temperature at which the raw aluminum mixed powder starts to melt is expressed as Tm (° C.), a temperature T (° C.) of the heating fulfills Tm?10 (° C.)?T?685 (° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Hoshino, Ji-bin Yang, Kenji Orito, Shinichi Ohmori
  • Patent number: 9651189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process comprising: (a) preparing a curable epoxy-anhydride thermoset composition; and (b) applying said curable epoxy-anhydride thermoset composition in a cured-in-place pipe rehabilitation process is disclosed. The cured-in-place pipe application utilized can generally be the ‘Inversion Installation Method,’ or the ‘Pull-in Installation Method’. The invention also relates to a cured-in-place pipe that is prepared by this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Krishnan Karunakaran, Rajesh H. Turakhia
  • Patent number: 9623815
    Abstract: A wire harness includes one or more conducting paths, and a pipe-like exterior member which accommodates the one or more conducting paths. The exterior member is formed of a shrinkable tube having a bent part formed in conformity with a wiring path of the one or more conducting paths during a shrink of the shrinkable tube, and the bent part maintains a shape of the wiring path of the one or more conducting paths after the shrink of the shrinkable tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Yoshiaki Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9476536
    Abstract: A pipe splitting assembly includes an articulating hammer nose assembly having a pipe splitting cutter and a rotatable joint coupled with the pipe splitting cutter. A pneumatic hammer is distal to the articulating hammer nose assembly. The pneumatic hammer is configured to drive the articulating hammer nose assembly proximally away from the pneumatic hammer. The rotatable joint is coupled between the pipe splitting cutter and the pneumatic hammer, and the articulating hammer nose assembly is rotatable into one or more angles relative to the pneumatic hammer through the rotatable joint. A cable coupling is interposed between the pneumatic hammer and the articulated hammer nose assembly. The cable coupling is configured to attach a cable to the pipe splitting assembly. The cable coupling and the rotatable joint are configured to transmit to the pipe splitting cutter a compression force from the cable coupling and dynamic percussive forces from the pneumatic hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: TT Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tjader
  • Patent number: 9458954
    Abstract: A double-wall pipe for a transportation means which includes an outer pipe and an inner pipe extending therein. The outer pipe has two pipe segments which are formed like half-shells and are joined together to form the outer pipe along the longitudinal edges thereof. In this way, it is possible to make both the outer pipe and the inner pipe of metal, such that the wall thickness of the inner pipe can be relatively small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Baur, Christoph Heimerdinger, Roland Lang, Thomas Langer, Heinz Meister, Josef Messner, Dirk Schwarze
  • Patent number: 9259781
    Abstract: A method for protecting a turbomachine from corrosion may include creating a first sand mold in a drag of a casting flask, coupling a cope of the casting flask to the drag, removing the runner pin and the at least one riser pin from the cope to expose a runner and at least one riser, respectively, and pouring a molten first material in the runner to cast a first component of the turbomachine. The method may further include removing the first sand mold, creating a second sand mold utilizing the first component in the drag, coupling the cope to the drag, removing the runner pin and the at least one riser pin from the cope to expose a runner and at least one riser, respectively, and pouring a molten second material in the runner to cast a second component of the turbomachine integral with the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventor: Byron L. Mohr
  • Patent number: 9126628
    Abstract: Several different cross sections of beam having more than four sides are disclosed that may form a central portion of a beam having end portions that have four sides. The end portions of the beams may be received by frame rails. The central portion of the beam between the frame rails may be formed with more than four sides. The additional sides may be recessed beads or protruding ribs. Beams having arcuate recesses or arcuate ribs may be provided on the central portion of the beam. The end portions of the beams may extend outboard of the frame rails. The ribs or beads on the central portion of the beam may provide equivalent performance to four-sided beams having considerably thicker walls. Weight reduction is achieved because the central portion is made of a thinner material while retaining strength by forming beads or ribs in the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tau Tyan, Yu-Kan Hu, Leonard Anthony Shaner, Saeed David Barbat
  • Patent number: 9103499
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment includes a gas storage tank comprising a structural outer layer, an internal liner layer, an annular boss, and a liquid sealant disposed between the overlapped section of the liner layer and the boss to provide a gas-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Markus Lindner, Dimitri A. Podorashi, Axel Junge
  • Patent number: 9027635
    Abstract: A device for withdrawing heat energy from air. The device includes a layer of a substantially hydrophobic coating on a heat exchange surface. The coating has a lower surface tension than water, to repel water and prevent the formation of water condensation on the surface. For example, the coating can be a fluoropolymer such as 1,1,2,3,3,3 hexafluoropropene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Wittmer, Joseph Kareh, Theodore D. Ciolkosz, Joseph A. Jarrell
  • Publication number: 20150122365
    Abstract: Liquid chromatography and gas chromatography components with a conformal protective coating on internal surfaces thereof and methods for producing the same are provided. The conformal protective coating is formed via an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process. The components and methods of the present disclosure find use in providing protective coatings for liquid chromatography and gas chromatography components that are compatible with bioanalytical separations and sensitive trace analyses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Elizabeth Carr, Kevin P. Killeen
  • Patent number: 9022077
    Abstract: The composite tube comprises a tubular arrangement of knitted fiber characterized by a plurality of interlocking loops. Selected knitted patterns provide desired density or spacing between fibers. Selected fibers may include materials such as Kevlar®, carbon fiber, and combinations thereof. The tubular knitted pattern allows for variable electrical, mechanical and geometrical options. A matrix material is applied over the knitted fiber pattern and is allowed to cure. The matrix material may include a combination of resin and epoxy constituents. The matrix material may be applied by a vacuum bag molding process. Electrical and mechanical properties can also be controlled by selecting desired resin and epoxy constituents. The flexible knitted reinforcing layer allows use of an inflatable bladder to hold the reinforcing layer in the desired shape, thereby facilitating tube constructions of varying shapes and diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard L. Statler, III, Clifton P. Breay
  • Patent number: 9016325
    Abstract: Corrosion of the steel components used in fire sprinkler systems that are exposed to salt air along seawater coastlines leads to costly repairs or the possible catastrophic failure of a life safety fire sprinkler system. Salt Guard provides a unique, specific, and particular method to protect steel piping using a combination of materials that are readily available on the market. The National Fire Protection Association #13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, does not define a method for “Protection of Piping Against Corrosion”, although the Standard requires it. Salt Guard improves on that Standard by defining a particular combination of materials to be used and a method for application of those materials to achieve the required corrosion protection and additionally provide corrosion prevention for the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Dale R. Cowie
  • Publication number: 20150090359
    Abstract: There are provided a hot-dip galvanized steel pipe in which the plating layer thereof is less liable to peel off even if the steel pipe is worked, and a method of manufacturing the hot-dip galvanized steel pipe. The hot-dip galvanized steel pipe includes a steel pipe and the plating layer formed on the surface of the steel pipe. Throughout the entire depth of plating layer, the fn defined by the following formula is at least 99.9: fn=Fe+Al+Zn where, the symbol of an element in the formula represents the content (mass %) of that element in the plating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kouichi Okamoto, Hioroshi Takebayashi, Yoshitaka Soga
  • Publication number: 20150075668
    Abstract: A method for coating a pipe (1) in the interior thereof, wherein the method has at least the following method steps: (i.) providing an immersion basin (2) which is filled with a coating liquid (3); (ii.) first immersion of the pipe (1) to be coated into the coating liquid (3); (iii.) first removal of the pipe (1) to be coated from the coating liquid (3) ensuring an angle (?) between the central axis (M) and the surface of the coating liquid (3) with 1°<(?)<30°; (iv.) second immersion of the pipe (1) to be coated into the coating liquid (3); (v.) second removal of the pipe (1) to be coated from the coating liquid (3) ensuring an angle (?) between the central axis (M) and the surface of the coating liquid (3) where ?30°<(?)<?1°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MINIMAX GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Roenpagel, Michael Steinhoff
  • Publication number: 20150068637
    Abstract: A composite particle includes a spheroidal core having a polymeric layer disposed thereon. In one embodiment, the polymeric layer includes a cationic surfactant and at least one of a nonionic polymer or an anionic polymer. In another embodiment, the polymeric layer includes a cationic polymer and an anionic polymer. Methods of making the composite particles, composite materials, and articles including them are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Carlos A. Barrios, Baris Yalcin, Stephen E. Amos
  • Patent number: 8962154
    Abstract: A pipe or pipe fitting for use in harsh environment such as in petroleum refinery processes for cracking petroleum feedstocks, the pipe or pipe fitting comprising a 0.25 to 2.5 mm thick Co-based metallic coating on an internal surface of the pipe body, the coating having a hypereutectic microstructure characterized by carbides in a cobalt matrix and an average carbide grain size of less than 50 microns, and the Co-based metallic composition overlays the pipe internal surface at an interface which is free of heat-affected zone and which has a diffusion zone which is less than 0.002 inches thick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Yao, Louw DeJong, Danie DeWet
  • Publication number: 20150041017
    Abstract: A method for forming a high temperature field joint between two insulated pipe sections, and an insulated conduit having a low temperature field joint. The conduit comprises a steel pipe with a corrosion protection coating and a pipe insulation layer comprising a polymer composition having thermal conductivity of less than about 0.40 W/mk, and/or heat resistance to continuous operating temperatures from about 150° C. to above about 205° C. After a circumferential weld joint is formed between the two pipes, a first field joint insulation layer is applied over the joint area, the first field joint insulation layer comprises a polymer composition having heat resistance to continuous operating temperatures from about 150° C. to above about 205° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jan Peder Hegdal, Torgeir Sletvold, Eileen Wan, Suresh Choudhary
  • Patent number: 8951619
    Abstract: The invention provides an insulation material comprising an epoxy-terminated prepolymer and an amine curing agent. The reaction production of the epoxy-terminated prepolymer and amine curing agent provides for an elastomer that combines the processing and mechanical properties of polyurethane elastomers with improved thermal-hydrolytic stability. The insulation material is particularly useful as thermal insulation and coating for subsea oil and gas applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Wilmot, Rajat Duggal, Harshad M. Shah, Alan K. Schrock, Juan Carlos Medina
  • Publication number: 20150024193
    Abstract: A coating composition is provided comprising (a) an aqueous medium, (b) melt-fabricable perfluoropolymer dispersed in said aqueous medium and having a melting temperature of at least 290° C., (c) melt-fabricable perfluoropolymer dispersed in said aqueous medium and having a melting temperature of no greater than 270° C., and (d) water miscible organic liquid having a boiling temperature of at least 280° C. and optionally (e) filler, the combination of (c) and (d) providing sloughing resistance to said composition applied to a non-horizontal substrate and baked, component (d) being unnecessary when component (a) is not present in the coating composition, and when filler is present the amount of (c) being present in an effective amount to increase the cohesive strength of the baked layer of the coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: LAURENCE WAINO MCKEEN, YING WANG
  • Patent number: 8936048
    Abstract: A method is provided for preventing copper and zinc from being eluted from a copper-alloy-made plumbing instrument that includes valves and pipe joints and suppresses copper and zinc from being eluted from the copper-alloy-made plumbing instrument while using for the plumbing instrument copper alloy as-is that includes bronze and brass, to provide a copper-alloy-made plumbing instrument using the method and to provide a film-forming agent. The method forms on at least a liquid-contact portion of the copper-alloy-made plumbing instrument a film of an organic substance comprising unsaturated fatty acid and coating with the film both copper and zinc in the surface layer of the liquid-contact portion of the plumbing instrument, thereby suppressing the elution of copper and zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Kitz Corporation
    Inventor: Norikazu Sugaya
  • Publication number: 20140373965
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coatings having improved resistance to corrosion and/or abrasion. In one embodiment, the compositions disclosed herein comprise at least one resin material in combination with at least one type of boron nitride powder. In another embodiment, the compositions disclosed herein comprise at least one resin in combination with at least one type of boron nitride powder, wherein the amount of boron nitride powder in the coating material is in the range of about 1 weight percent to about 25 weight percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jon Leist
  • Patent number: 8911840
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coated pipe comprising a core, an adhesion layer coated on the core and an outer coating layer coated on the adhesion layer, wherein at least the adhesion layer comprises a propylene polymer composition comprising: (A) a propylene homo- or copolymer, and (B) an elastomeric component and to the use of such a propylene polymer composition for coating a pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Leif Leiden, Jouni Purmonen, Kauno Alastalo
  • Patent number: 8912276
    Abstract: Coating composition comprising an ethylene copolymer containing not more than 5 mole-% comonomer, whereby the fraction of the ethylene copolymer having a molecular weight of 300 000 g/mol-600 000 g/mol has a methyl branching of more than 4.0 Methyl per 1000 C as determined by SEC/FT-IR analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Tuomas Noopila, Erik Eriksson, Magnus Palmlöf, Jari Hätönen, Michiel Bergstra, Leif Leiden, Martin Anker, Siw Bodil Fredriksen
  • Publication number: 20140332098
    Abstract: A major challenge for the general use of “lab-on-a-chip” (LOAC) systems and point-of-care (POC) devices has been the generally complex and need for sophisticated peripheral equipment, such that it is more difficult than anticipated to implement low cost, robust and portable LOAC/POC solutions. It would be beneficial for chemical, medical, healthcare, and environmental applications to provide designs for inexpensive LOAC/POC solutions compatible with miniaturization and mass production, and are potentially portable, using compact possibly hand-held instruments, using reusable or disposable detectors. Embodiments of the invention address improved circuit elements for self-powered self-regulating microfluidic circuits including programmable retention valves, programmable trigger valves, enhanced capillary pumps, and flow resonators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: David Juncker, Hosseinali Safavieh
  • Patent number: 8883899
    Abstract: A flame-retarded thermoplastic composition including a graft copolymer containing polyamide blocks and composed of a polyolefin backbone and on average at least one polyamide graft, in which the grafts are attached to the backbone by the residues of an unsaturated monomer (X) having a function capable of reacting with a polyamide, the residues of the unsaturated monomer (X) are attached to the backbone by grafting or copolymerization from its double bond, wherein the composition includes: —between 60% and 70% by weight of the graft copolymer containing polyamide blocks, —between 22% and 28% by weight of poly(pentabromobenzyl acrylate), —between 4% and 8% by weight of a synergistic flame retardant chosen from antimony trioxide, derivatives of tin, of molybdenum and/or bismuth and also boron and zinc oxides, calcium borates, calcium sulphate and/or zinc stannate, between 0.5% and 5% by weight of organophilic treated clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Dominique Jousset, Jean-Jacques Flat, Pierre Georlette
  • Publication number: 20140311615
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a barrier structure comprising: an outer polyethylene layer containing a pigment; a core aluminum layer between two acid copolymer layers; and an inner polyethylene layer; wherein the pigment is with a polyethylene resin in an amount in the range of 50% to 75% w/w ratio with the polyethylene carrier resin. The present disclosure also provides a barrier structure, wherein said barrier structure is an internal barrier liner. The present disclosure further provides a barrier structure wherein said barrier structure is a barrier laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ESSEL PROPACK LIMITED
    Inventor: Mrinal Kanti Banerjee
  • Publication number: 20140311606
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for filling a gap (13) in the coating (5) of a pipeline coated with a coating, in particular a thermo-insulating coating. The method according to the invention comprises the steps of placing in the gap (13) a mixture of solid elements and a thermoplastic polymeric material in fluid state, and letting the thermoplastic polymeric material in fluid state solidify.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Petronella Francisca Maria Beris, Kirill Gennadjevich Kavelin
  • Publication number: 20140290033
    Abstract: A pipeline unit (1) comprising a pipe member (2) and a pipe coating (3) surrounding the pipe member (2), which pipe member comprises a pipe end (4), and which pipe coating (3) extends along a length of the pipe member and ends at a coating end face located at a distance from the pipe end, wherein a bonding member (8) is provided on the coating end face, which bonding member (8) is attached to the coating end face and made from a material which is different from the material of which the pipe coating (3) is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Erwan Karyadi, Helen Rose Boyd, Thomas Balder, Simone Van Rosendaal
  • Publication number: 20140261847
    Abstract: A mandrel for an isolation tool for completion of oil and gas wells and a method for making the mandrel is disclosed. The mandrel comprising a composite tube, wherein the composite tube has an inner diameter; wherein a first section of the composite tube has a first outer diameter and a second section has a second outer diameter, wherein the first end has a beveled surface defined by a first angle with an interior surface of the composite tube, wherein the composite tube is made from a plurality of layers of fibers coated with a chemical matrix. The method comprises interweaving a plurality of layers of fibers around a core, coating the plurality of layers of fibers with a chemical matrix to form a composite tube, curing the composite tube, milling or grinding the outer surface of the composite tube to form a mandrel, and removing the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Sara Molina
  • Patent number: 8814473
    Abstract: A pipe system comprising a pipe comprising an exterior of the system, the pipe comprising an inner pipe wall; a hydrophobic layer interior to the inner pipe wall; and a liquid interior to the hydrophobic layer and interior to the inner pipe wall, the liquid comprising water and one or more hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Gregory John Hatton, Ajay Praful Mehta, David Joseph Peters