With Weaving, Knitting, Braiding, Twisting Or Needling Patents (Class 156/148)
  • Patent number: 10995038
    Abstract: A method for producing an acoustic attenuation panel from a composite material with a ceramic oxide matrix is provided that includes draping a plurality of plies having fibrous reinforcements including fibers of ceramic material in a mold to define a first skin, depositing blocks made of fugitive material on the first skin such that a space between two blocks is defined, and draping a second plurality of plies on a surface formed by the blocks such that a second skin is defined. Rounded corners of the blocks define radii for connecting the first and second skins with walls of a honeycomb core of the acoustic panel. The method further includes using a liquid medium to infiltrate the skins and spaces with a precursor of a ceramic phase, removing the liquid medium by evaporation or polymerization, and sintering to consolidate the ceramic oxide material and removal the fugitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Safran Nacelles
    Inventors: Arnaud Delehouze, Sylvain Sentis, Bertrand Desjoyeaux, Marc Versaevel, Frédéric Fosse
  • Patent number: 10988874
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method of manufacturing a product from used woven or knitted textile comprising vegetable or animal fibres, in particular cotton or wool, the method comprising the steps of: collecting the used woven or knitted textile, granulating the used woven or knitted textile into fibres having an average fiber length of between 3.6 mm and 5.5 mm, mixing the granulated used woven or knitted textile with a thermoplastic fiber based binder, and forming a nonwoven mat from the mixture of the granulated used woven or knitted textile and fiber based binder, the nonwoven mat comprising 59% to 75% of vegetable fiber, or alternatively the nonwoven mat comprising at least 80% animal fibres. The invention also pertains to a product produced by said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: REALLY APS
    Inventors: Klaus Samsøe, Wickie Meier Engström
  • Patent number: 10923732
    Abstract: A method for producing a roll-type gas diffusion layer is disclosed. The method includes preparing a carbon paper from carbon fiber chops having a low modulus of 10 to 100 Gpa; impregnating the prepared carbon paper with a phenol resin, and then carbonizing the resin-impregnated carbon paper at 1,800 to 2,400° C.; forming a microporous polytetrafluoroethylene resin layer on one side of the carbonized carbon paper, to prepare a gas diffusion layer sheet; and winding the prepared gas diffusion layer sheet on a roll. Since the roll of gas diffusion layer is formed using the carbon fiber chops having a low modulus, the gas diffusion layer exhibits excellent and uniform spreading properties. Therefore, sealing between the gas diffusion layer and the fuel cell separation plate is reliably secured without using a separate binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joon Young Yoon, Da Kyoung Yong
  • Patent number: 10883647
    Abstract: A vacuum heat insulator which can prevent lowering of a heat insulation performance in its thickness direction, while ensuring a sufficient strength, is provided. The vacuum heat insulator reduces heat transfer in the thickness direction of a core from one surface side of the core to the other surface side thereof. The core includes a first fiber layer and a second fiber layer. The first fiber layer includes short fibers layered in the thickness direction. The second fiber layer includes long fibers layered in the thickness direction, and thickness fiber bundles which extend in the thickness direction, and which bind the long fibers. The long fibers are longer than the short fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Shinoki, Satoshi Nakatsu, Hitoshi Maruyama, Yoshikazu Yaji, Shunkei Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10856965
    Abstract: A needle lattice is used to form openings within a graft material to selectively enhance permeability of a prosthesis for tissue integration therein. The needle lattice may be disposed on, for example, a surface of a roller or press. The needle lattice precisely places openings in any pattern and location, and on any textile that forms the graft material. The needle lattice can be heated to fuse the surrounding material of the openings of the textile to prevent movement of the textiles and to prevent collapse of the openings. All parameters of the openings, including varying density, patterns, and size of each opening, can be controlled, allowing for the opportunity to selectively enhance and optimize the permeability of the graft material in a vessel. The needle lattice can quickly form multiple openings within a graft material, allowing for quick manufacturing of the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Borglin, Keith Perkins, Darren Galligan, Julie Benton
  • Patent number: 10821702
    Abstract: A textile composite material for lamination includes: a total material thickness which is smaller than 7 mm, with at least one nonwoven fabric component and with at least one foam material component which is connected to the nonwoven fabric component, the nonwoven fabric component comprises at least one binder fiber having a melting temperature that is greater than 150° C., the nonwoven fabric component comprises at least one functional fiber having a linear mass density value smaller than or equal to 50 dtex, and the functional fiber is embodied as a hollow fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: J.H. Ziegler GmbH
    Inventor: Steffi Schoenfelder
  • Patent number: 10821657
    Abstract: A method of selecting a braid configuration for a braided liner. The method includes calculating a size ratio based on the smallest first diameter and the largest second diameter of the liner and selecting a braid material having a tensile strength. The method further includes calculating a strength ratio based on the tensile strength of the braid material and a selected target strength threshold for the braided liner and determining an optimal braid angle for the smallest first diameter portions of the liner based on the calculated size ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OTHER LAB, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Stein Wexler, Kevin Kai Morris, Rustie Nate McCumber
  • Patent number: 10717259
    Abstract: A positive transport of carbon fiber bundles, in ribbon form, with in-line manipulation of the fiber bundles (spreading or spreading and volumization with manipulators) during fiber bundle transport to points of fiber bundle deliveries into the circular loom bed plate turntable is described herein. The automated placements of these deliveries of the fiber bundle/tow at selected orientations in the area correspond to the feeding zone of an improved circular loom bed plate turntable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Le Costaouec
  • Patent number: 10717576
    Abstract: A closable and sealable, preferably thermoplastic plastic container (1) for storing, transporting and dispensing a powdery or granular polypeptide, said container comprising a circumferential wall (2) having an upper end and a lower end and at the lower end joining a closed bottom wall (7) and being at the upper end provided with a closable outlet member (16) having an outlet opening, the container having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface being an antistatic surface adapted to be in contact with the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventor: Thomas Jeppesen
  • Patent number: 10681902
    Abstract: A fishing rod that includes an elongated, tapered rod blank at least a portion of which is quadrilateral in cross section, the quadrilateral portion of the rod blank diminishing in cross-sectional area toward a tip end of the rod blank, the quadrilateral portion of the rod blank comprising a sandwich-structured composite of a core disposed between facings, the core less dense than the facings, the quadrilateral portion of rod blank less stiff in a casting direction than transverse to the casting direction; fishing line guides mounted at intervals along the length of the rod blank; a reel seat mounted at the base end of the rod blank; and a handle mounted at the base end of the rod blank adjacent to the reel seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TATE ANGLING TOOLS & EQUIPMENT, LP
    Inventor: Trent S. Tate
  • Patent number: 10682267
    Abstract: A method for producing an absorbent structure for absorbent sanitary articles, comprising the steps of: advancing a first non-woven layer at a first speed, with a first surface of said first non-woven layer facing a suction chamber, distributing superabsorbent granular material on a second surface of said first non-woven layer opposite to said first surface, volumizing said first non-woven layer by means of a toothed portion that penetrates into said first non-woven layer through said second surface and movable with respect to said first non-woven layer with a speed difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Fameccanica, Data S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Cipriani, Osvaldo Mancini, Paolo Pasqualoni, Domenico Polidori
  • Patent number: 10631673
    Abstract: A pillow is provided herein which includes a cover having opposing first and second panels. A gusset perimetrically bounds, and joins, the first and second panels. The gusset is formed of an open cell construction. Compliant fill material is disposed within the cover. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a pillow is provided allowing for lateral ventilation between opposing panels. This permits a cooling effect while a user is resting or sleeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bedgear, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Alletto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10596545
    Abstract: A filament web type precursor fabric for an activated carbon fiber fabric is produced by (i) spreading precursor filaments for preparing activated carbon fiber in a web state; and (ii) punching the precursor filaments for preparing activated carbon fiber spread in a web state to entangle the precursor filaments for preparing activated carbon fiber with each other. The filament web type precursor fabric has a structure in which the precursor filaments for preparing activated carbon fiber are spread in a web form and entangled with each other, and has a weight per unit area ranging from 50 to 500 g/m2. An activated carbon fiber fabric manufactured by activating the filament web type precursor fabric contains yarns with improved and uniform durability and crystallinity, and an shows improved performance of forming microfine pores having a diameter of 1 to 2 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tae Sang Lee, Eun Jeong Cho, Joon Young Yoon
  • Patent number: 10549501
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to nonwoven structures and composites comprising such nonwoven structures, particularly structures incorporating foam, and methods of making and use thereof. One aspect of the invention is generally directed to composites comprising a nonwoven structure immobilized to foam, e.g., using adhesive, needling, or other techniques. The nonwoven structure may comprise any of a variety of fibers. In certain embodiments, the composite may be substantially thermally insulating and/or acoustic insulating. Other aspects of the present invention are generally directed to systems and methods for making such composites, methods of use of such composites, kits comprising such composites, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: National Nonwovens Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gregory Lawrence, Conrad Anthony D'Elia, Anthony Joseph Centofanti, Paul Anthony Viveiros
  • Patent number: 10543664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a molding made from blowing agent-containing foam comprising at least one fiber (F), wherein the at least one fiber (F) is partially introduced into the blowing agent-containing foam. The two ends of the respective fiber (F) that are not surrounded by the blowing agent-containing foam thus project from one side of the corresponding molding. The present invention also provides the molding as such. The present invention further provides a panel comprising at least one such molding, produced by the process according to the invention, and at least one further layer (S1). The present invention also provides for the production of the panels of the invention and for the use thereof, for example as a rotor blade in wind turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Holger Ruckdäschel, Rene Arbter, Robert Stein, Daniela Longo-Schedel, Tim Diehlmann, Bangaru Sampath, Peter Gutmann, Alexandre Terrenoire, Markus Hartenstein, Andreas Kirgis, Alessio Morino, Gregor Daun, Marc Claude Martin, Peter Merkel, Thomas Kiciak
  • Patent number: 10525660
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tape with a given width, said tape being composed of an assembly of filaments extending in a direction substantially parallel to the length of the tape, and between which a powder of a polymeric material is distributed, each face of said tape being associated with a nonwoven of polymeric fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HEXCEL REINFORCEMENTS
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Jacques Ducarre, Jean-Benoit Thiel
  • Patent number: 10493705
    Abstract: Methods and devices for manufacturing paneled structures are provided. The methods include manufacturing a frame structure by additive manufacturing methods and scanning a surface of the frame structure to determine whether there is more than a nominal surface deviation at a location where a panel will be disposed. When there is more than a nominal surface deviation, the methods also include generating a panel to be disposed at the location of the frame structure, wherein the panel has an engagement surface that is complimentary to the surface deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Hamid G. Kia, Jorge F. Arinez, John P. Spicer, Ningjian Huang
  • Patent number: 10486336
    Abstract: For a process for producing a motor vehicle interior trim material including or consisting at least essentially of a needlefelt which includes a fibre blend including 25-35 wt % of polyamide (PA) fibres and 65-75 wt % of polyester (PES) fibres, preferably without other, bonding fibres, and is consolidated mechanically by needling and via adhesive bonding, it shall be achieved to provide a needlefelt material, in particular a motor vehicle interior trim material, which has a visually appealing surface finish even after thermoforming in the temperature range between 150° C. and 250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: JOHANN BORGERS GMBH
    Inventor: Faruk Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 10479057
    Abstract: A substrate and method for providing a thermoplastic composite having a fiberglass mat embedded within a thermoplastic polymer. The characteristics of the fiberglass mat combined with a thermal compression bonding method allow for a substantially improved and desirable thermal expansion coefficient over conventionally filled thermoplastic substrates or other fiberglass reinforced thermoplastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAGMA FLOORING LLC
    Inventors: Greggory S Bennett, Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, Vance Warren Zins, Todd Richard Samstrom
  • Patent number: 10465337
    Abstract: An artificial leather including a base layer and a surface layer which is formed on one of surfaces of the base layer. The base layer includes bundles of microfine filaments and an elastic polymer. The surface layer includes the microfine filaments or includes the microfine filaments and the elastic polymer. The surface layer satisfies the relationship of X/Y?1.5 wherein X is the number of cut ends of the microfine filaments which exist in a region from a surface to a 20 ?m depth in a cross section of the artificial leather, Y is the number of cut ends of the microfine filaments which exist in a region from a surface to a 20 ?m depth in a cross section perpendicular to the cross section for determining X, and X>Y. The artificial leather having such surface layer exhibits a sufficient gloss without coating a pigment such as metallic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiro Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10443617
    Abstract: A fan containment case for a gas turbine engine includes a first inner layer and a second layer outside the first inner layer, where the second layer is made of a first material having a first fabric architecture. The fan containment case also includes a third layer outside of the second layer, where the third layer is made of a second material having a second fabric architecture, and at least one of the first material and the first fabric architecture of the second layer is different from the second material and the second architecture, respectively, of the third layer. A fourth outer layer is located outside of the third layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Finnigan, Sreenivasa R. Voleti, Larry Foster, Darin S. Lussier, Gulperi Aksel
  • Patent number: 10406798
    Abstract: A positive transport of carbon fiber bundles, in ribbon form, with in-line manipulation of the fiber bundles (spreading or spreading and volumization with manipulators) during fiber bundle transport to points of fiber bundle deliveries into the circular loom bed plate turntable is described herein. The automated placements of these deliveries of the fiber bundle/tow at selected orientations in the area correspond to the feeding zone of an improved circular loom bed plate turntable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Le Costaouec
  • Patent number: 10400371
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a low density cloth preform, and apparatuses and methods for manufacturing the same. The low density cloth preform has a lower density than other preforms manufactured using prior apparatuses and methods, thereby rendering the low density cloth preform more amenable to the addition of matrix carbon thereto through the use of less expensive carbon sources and more rapid processes for adding matrix carbon. The apparatuses and methods for manufacturing the low density cloth preform comprise preform needling machines configured and preform needling processes operable to provide a more uniform and lesser needling depth with the result being a preform having a lower density. The preform needling machines utilize foam bases formed from resilient materials having appropriate rebound rates, arrangements of barbed needles in one or more groups and needling stages, and positioning of the barbed needles to minimize deflection of the foam bases and preform material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BAM Inc.
    Inventor: Allen Simpson
  • Patent number: 10400365
    Abstract: A two-dimensional fabric (20) used to produce a three-dimensional composite part has a binding system (21) with binding warp threads (23) and/or binding weft threads (24) and a reinforcing system (22) with reinforcing weft threads (25) and/or reinforcing warp threads (26). At least some of the inserted reinforcing threads (25) are shortened reinforcing weft threads (25a) and/or shortened reinforcing warp threads (26a). Their thread length (L) is less than that of the binding weft threads (24) or the binding warp threads (23). The shortened reinforcing thread's (25a), (26a) free ends are located in a respective thread end position (30) or (31). The respective thread length (L) and the respective thread end positions (30), (31) of a shortened reinforcing thread (25a), (26a) in the two-dimensional fabric (20) are predetermined based on the three-dimensional shape of the composite part to be produced to reduce cutting waste when producing preforms and cutting effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventor: Ezzeddine Laourine
  • Patent number: 10384231
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling curl in multi-layer webs. The method can include providing a coated web, curing the coating to form a multi-layer web, and stretching the web during curing of the coating. Some coatings shrink at least partially when cured such that curing the coating induces a strain in the multi-layer web. Stretching the web occurs during curing to induce an opposing strain that at least partially counteracts the strain induced by curing to form a multi-layer web having a desired curvature. The system can include a curing section configured to cure the coating, and can further include a web stretching section, which can be located proximate the curing section and can be substantially coincident with the curing section, such that the web is stretched while the coating is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald P. Swanson, Andrew J. Henderson, James N. Dobbs, Mark J. Zach
  • Patent number: 10369766
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite molded article in which aliphatic polyester-based resin expanded beads and a thermosetting resin cured product containing a reinforcing fiber, which is formed between the expanded beads, are integrally fixed, wherein the aliphatic polyester-based resin is a polylactic acid-based resin, and a flexural modulus E (MPa) of the composite molded article and a density ? (kg/m3) of the composite molded article satisfy Expression (1): E1/3/??0.02 [(MPa)1/3(kg/m3)?1], and a composite molded article and a laminate having more improved strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: JSP Corporation
    Inventor: Hidehiro Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10301225
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a multi-perforated part out of composite material includes positioning a sand-blasting mask on a preform including a fiber texture impregnated with a polymerized ceramic-precursor resin, the mask having a plurality of openings corresponding to the perforations to be made in the preform; projecting abrasive particles at high speed against the surface of the mask so as to perforate the preform exposed in the openings of the mask; and pyrolyzing the multi-perforated preform so as to form a ceramic matrix in the multi-perforated fiber texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN CERAMICS
    Inventors: Pascal Ducharlet, Xavier Martin, Jocelin Laborde
  • Patent number: 10287717
    Abstract: A medical balloon with a variable diameter that is reinforced with continuous fibers woven to form a fabric with a varying number of layers and fiber densities. Portions of the balloon having a relatively smaller diameter are reinforced with a fabric having a reduced fiber density and an increased number of layers to facilitate the placement of the layers. The fabric also includes a braiding pattern that facilitates the transition from a single layer fabric to a multiple layer fabric. Also described is a manufacturing method for the braiding and layering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: Charles L. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10287719
    Abstract: A device for providing reinforcement strand loops for a multi-needle system for mechanically reinforcing a component made of a foamed plastics material, has a profile body, at least two clamps positioned on the periphery and/or end face of the profile body for fixing a reinforcement strand to the profile body, at least one slider which can be moved in parallel with a central longitudinal axis of the profile body to produce a reinforcement strand loop, at least two separators positioned in the periphery and/or end face of the profile body for separating the reinforcement strand loop from the reinforcement strand and a feeder for feeding the reinforcement strand loop. As a result, reinforcement strand loops can be produced with high precision and individually presented to the needles and/or grippers of a multi-needle system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Gregor Endres, Hans-Juergen Weber
  • Patent number: 10249281
    Abstract: The invention provides a soundproofing material having excellent heat resistance, and, as a felt that is moldable into a soundproofing material at a low temperature, a felt which contains 10 mass % to 90 mass % of an unstretched thermoplastic resin fiber, and has a thickness of 0.05 mm to 100 mm, and an areal weight of 50 g/m2 to 2 kg/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nihon Tokushu Toryo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Watanabe, Takanori Yumoto, Asako Shinoka
  • Patent number: 10233299
    Abstract: A foam material having one glass transition temperature (Tg) and made from an immiscible composition having at least two glass transition temperatures (Tg) by an extrusion process wherein said composition (C) comprises at least one polyarylene (P1) polymer, wherein more than 50% by moles (moles %) of the recurring units of said (P1) polymer are recurring units (R1) consisting of an arylene group, wherein said arylene group is a hydrocarbon divalent group consisting of one core composed of one benzene ring or of a plurality of benzene rings fused together by sharing two or more neighboring ring carbon atoms, said benzene ring being optionally substituted, wherein each of said arylene group is bound to two other arylene groups of neighboring recurring units (R1) through a first C—C bond (E1) and a second C—C bond (E2), wherein at least 20 moles % of recurring units (R1) are kink-forming arylene units (R1-b), the remainder being rigid rod-forming arylene units (R1-a) different from aryleneR1_b units, wherein in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Solvay Speciality Polymers USA, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Jamal El-Hibri, Marc Schelles, Michel Magdelyns
  • Patent number: 10210855
    Abstract: The invention provides a soundproofing material having excellent heat resistance, and, as a felt that is moldable into a soundproofing material at a low temperature, a felt which contains 10 mass % to 90 mass % of an unstretched thermoplastic resin fiber, and has a thickness of 0.05 mm to 100 mm, and an areal weight of 50 g/m2 to 2 kg/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nihon Tokushu Toryo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Watanabe, Takanori Yumoto, Asako Shinoka
  • Patent number: 10180069
    Abstract: A turbine engine blade made of composite material including fiber reinforcement obtained by weaving a first plurality of yarns with a second plurality of yarns, the yarns of the first plurality of yarns being arranged in successive layers and extending in a longitudinal direction of the fiber blank corresponding to a longitudinal direction of the blade, the reinforcement being densified by a matrix. The blade includes one or more internal channels extending in the longitudinal direction of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Dominique Coupe, Bruno Jacques Gerard Dambrine, Jean-Noel Mahieu
  • Patent number: 10138575
    Abstract: A foamed fabric comprising filaments of closed-cell foam of cross-linked polymeric material is formed by integrating the filaments into a precursor textile and subsequently foaming the material at a foaming temperature at which the filaments expand. The foamed fabric can be used for protective garments, pads, mats and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ten Cate Thiolon B.V.
    Inventors: Frederik Jan van der Gaag, Francesco Antonius Lodewijk Harmeling
  • Patent number: 10132012
    Abstract: A woven sleeve, sleeve assembly and methods of construction thereof are provided. The sleeve has a flexible, abrasion resistant, circumferentially closed and continuous elongate wall extending lengthwise along a central axis between opposite ends. The wall is woven with warp yarns extending generally parallel to the central axis and at least one heat-shrinkable weft yarn extending generally transversely to the warp yarns. The warp yarns provide the sleeve with coverage, abrasion resistance and flexibility and the weft yarn provides the ability to shrink the wall about an elongate member being protected within a cavity of the sleeve, as well as providing enhanced crush strength and abrasion resistance. At least one of the warp yarns and/or weft yarn includes at least one low melt, heat-fusible yarn served therewith to enhance resistance to end-fray during a cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Thomas, Delphine Henin
  • Patent number: 10088014
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved tension member or slickline used in wellbore intervention operations. One exemplary tension member includes a first portion comprising a metallic material and having a distal end, a second portion comprising a non-metallic material and having a proximal end, and a joint coupling the proximal end of the second portion to the distal end of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, David Larimore
  • Patent number: 10066401
    Abstract: Panel for forming a floor covering, where this panel has at least two layers of thermoplastic material, where the two layers substantially have a strewn and pressed granulate, where the respective layers enclose a glass fiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Martin Segaert, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Patent number: 10035600
    Abstract: A seat rail for supporting seats in an aircraft comprises a support portion for connection with the cabin floor and a seat receiving portion having a groove for receiving the end portions of connector elements coupled with the support frame of a seat. The support portion comprises a profile arrangement of a fiber-reinforced polymer, preferably carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, having a central main portion and flanges which extend outwardly from and perpendicular with respect so the main portion to form a support surface for the seat rail. The main portion comprises a slot open at least at its end remote from the flanges. At least one metal element comprising the groove for receiving the end portions of the connector elements has a leg which is inserted into the slot of the main portion and is secured therein. The seat rail may be manufactured in a continuous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Alexei Vichniakov, Alexander Gillessen
  • Patent number: 10024301
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade includes at least one mandrel and a sock that covers the at least one mandrel. The sock includes a plurality of braided fibers within a matrix material. The fibers can be made of different materials. Also, stiffness of the sock can vary across the wind turbine blade. A method of manufacturing the wind turbine blade is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Anthony Waas, Yuan Lin Kevin Lim, Chongyu Brian Wang
  • Patent number: 10018914
    Abstract: A hardmask composition includes a polymer including a moiety represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and a solvent. *-A-B—*??[Chemical Formula 1] In the Chemical Formula 1, A and B are the same as defined in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-Hee Nam, Mi-Young Kim, You-Jung Park, Yun-Jun Kim, Hea-Jung Kim, Joon-Young Moon, Hyun-Ji Song, Chung-Heon Lee, Yoo-Jeong Choi
  • Patent number: 10018055
    Abstract: A fan platform section may include a flow path portion with a plurality of composite plies. A first composite ply in the plurality of composite plies may include directional fibers. The directional fibers may be configured to prevent twisting of the flow path section in response to a centripetal load. The fan platform section may include a second composite ply in the plurality of composite plies. The second composite ply may include directional fibers. The directional fibers in the first composite ply may be orthogonal with respect to the directional fibers in the second composite ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas J. Robertson
  • Patent number: 10012482
    Abstract: A sheet material characterized by an ability to capture and retain generally-spherical firearm-discharged pellets when struck thereby. The sheet material basically comprises a forward strike face, a rearward back face, and an embedment region therebetween. The strike face is penetrable by the pellets, and the sheet material has a structure adapted to disperse kinetic energy in the pellets upon penetration to cause the pellets to embed within the embedment region without exiting the rearward back face. The sheet material may advantageously be deployed as a curtain at a firearm shooting range in a selected disposition to capture and retain firearm-discharged pellets, thereby to abate environmental contamination from pellets collecting on the grounds of shooting ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph McGraw Little
  • Patent number: 10011534
    Abstract: Processes for making carbon/carbon parts are provided. The process involves compression, carbonization and densification steps. Pressure may be applied to a fibrous preform prior to the carbonization step at a temperature less than an exothermic temperature to increase the fiber volume ratio of the fibrous preform. The densification steps may include filling the voids of the fibrous preform with a carbon matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Hipp, Paul Perea
  • Patent number: 9994980
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forming a tubular braid are disclosed herein. A braiding system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, an upper drive unit, a lower drive unit, a mandrel coaxial with the upper and lower drive units, and a plurality of tubes extending between the upper drive unit and the lower drive unit. Each tube can be configured to receive individual filaments for forming the tubular braid, and the upper drive unit and the lower drive unit can act against the tubes in synchronization to cross the filaments over and under one another to form the tubular braid on the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Inceptus Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Quick
  • Patent number: 9957662
    Abstract: Provided a stain-resistant synthetic leather, including: (a) a polyurethane synthetic leather; (b) a silane-based coating layer formed on the polyurethane synthetic leather; and (c) a silicone coating layer formed on the silane-based coating layer, wherein the silane-based layer strengthens the binding between the polyurethane synthetic leather and the silicone coating layer, so that the stain-resistant synthetic leather can exhibit texture and flexibility of natural leather per se, and can exhibit excellent water resistance, stain resistance, weather resistance, and wear resistance through the silane-based coating layer and silicone coating layer formed on the polyurethane synthetic leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Soon Kie Jung
  • Patent number: 9944526
    Abstract: In some examples, a method for forming a carbon fiber preform includes depositing, via a print head of a three-dimensional printing system, a first plurality of carbon fibers to form a first layer of carbon fibers in approximately an x-y plane, wherein the first plurality of carbon fibers are deposited around an array of carbon fiber filaments extending in approximately a z-axis direction relative to the x-y plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Troester, Slawomir T. Fryska
  • Patent number: 9932872
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mounting mat for mounting a pollution control device in a catalytic converter, the mounting mat comprising a non-woven mat of inorganic fibers having distributed therein inorganic particles having an average diameter of 1 nm to 100 nm and wherein the mounting mat is free of organic binder or contains organic binder in an amount of not more than 5% by weight, based on the total weight of the mounting mat. The invention further relates to a pollution control device including the mounting mat and to a method of making the mounting mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ulrich E. Kunze, Lahoussaine Lalouch, Claus Middendorf, Harald H. Krieg
  • Patent number: 9902483
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a window panel for a body structure of a vehicle, especially an airframe of an aircraft or spacecraft, including a first skin which extends over a first side of the panel to form an outer skin of the vehicle body structure; a second skin which extends over a second side of the panel to form an inner skin of the vehicle body structure; and a core, especially a foam core, located between and covered by the first and second skins in a sandwich structure. The window panel includes at least one window aperture formed through the first layer, the core, and the second layer. The core may be confined to or extends over a limited extent, region or part of the panel. Thus, the first skin and/or the second skin may extend over or cover a greater area of the panel than the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Pierre C. Zahlen, Johannes Born, Lars Meyer, Gregor Baumbach, Claus Hanske, Jens Prowe, Johan Oentoro, M. Ichwan Zuardy, Wouter Brok, Martin Metten
  • Patent number: 9902118
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to resin-soluble thermoplastic veils for use in liquid resin infusion processes, methods of manufacturing resin-soluble thermoplastic veils for use in liquid resin infusion processes, and methods of manufacturing composite articles using resin-soluble thermoplastic veils for use in liquid resin infusion applications. The resin-soluble thermoplastic veils according to embodiments of the invention and of which function as a toughening agent in composites having the veil incorporated therein have improved characteristics including, but not limited to, increased uniformity and decreased thickness relative to prior art veils. These characteristics translate into improvements in the processing of a composite article including, but not limited to, a substantial or complete elimination in premature dissolution of the veil during cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CYTEC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Dominique Ponsolle, Robert Blackburn, Billy Harmon, Richard Price, Marc Doyle
  • Patent number: 9896784
    Abstract: A method produces a flat semi-finished product from a fiber composite material that contains individual carbon fibers, carbon fiber bundles, or a mixture thereof in a defined anisotropic fiber orientation and a thermoplastic matrix material. The anisotropy of the carbon fibers is created in a carding process using the high orientability of admixed non-carbon textile fibers, at least some of the non-carbon textile fibers being thermoplastic, and the carbon fibers having been isolated from waste or used parts. The flat fibrous web which is produced by a carding process and which has a specific orientation of the carbon fibers in the longitudinal direction is compressed into a sheet material under the effect of heat. This enables the use of carbon fibers, for example from production waste, as reinforcing fibers, whereby a less expensive raw material is provided and the carbon fibers are contained in the waste materials are recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerald Ortlepp, Renate Luetzkendorf, Thomas Reussmann