Coating With Fibers Or Particles Patents (Class 156/279)
  • Patent number: 10328602
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood board with an upper face and a lower face. A layer of liquid synthetic resin is first applied at least onto the upper face or the lower face, and at least one paper ply soaked with a synthetic resin is then applied. The structure is then pressed in a press under high pressure and at a high temperature, wherein the synthetic resin melts and is connected to the upper face or the lower face of the wood board. The invention is characterized in that the upper face and/or the lower face is provided while still having a press skin and in an ungrounded state, and the layer is applied so thinly that the liquid synthetic resin is completely drawn into the press skin, the layer is not actively dried, and the paper ply is positioned on the press skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Ingo Lehnhoff, Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 10271599
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a down product comprises at least one bonding pattern line for the compartment separation without forming sewing holes by printing and drying a heat-reactive adhesive on the inner surface of an inner fabric, an optional mesh material and/or an outer fabric in a predetermined pattern, laminating said inner fabric, optional mesh material and/or outer fabric, and then high-frequency heating them under pressing with a pressing pattern the same as the printing pattern to bond the inner fabric, optional mesh material and outer fabric. Accordingly, it is possible to manufacture a down product having a bonding pattern line composed of a bonding line with excellent adhesiveness and durability and an aesthetically excellent pattern line with good clearness and finishing quality as well as to achieve a mass production of down products by mechanization and automation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Young Chul Park, Soo Han Chae
  • Patent number: 10117789
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet manufacturing apparatus has a particle collision surface (224) that extends downward from a cylinder outer surface (211) in between the lowermost part of a supply cylinder (21) and a second sheet conveying roller (41). Some of the particles emitted forward in the rotation direction of the supply cylinder (21) from recessed supply portions (212) that have passed a first cover part (221) collide with the particle collision surface (224), and the colliding particles are guided by the particle collision surface (224) onto a first sheet member (91). This suppresses direct collision of particles emitted from the supply cylinder (21) with a second sheet member (92) on the second sheet conveying roller (41). Scattering of particles that have collided with the second sheet member (92) around the first sheet member (91) and the second sheet member (92) is thus suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Maruhata
  • Patent number: 10099464
    Abstract: A moisture-curing two-component composition consisting of a component A containing at least one polyoxyalkylene, polyolefin and/or polyacrylate prepolymer having at least one hydrolysable silane group and at least one solid inert additive selected from hydrocarbons, polyesters or polyamides, a component B containing at least one crosslinking compound for the prepolymers, and auxiliary substances and additives in one or both components, the component A and the two-component composition each having hot-melt adhesive properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Kohl, Manfred Proebster
  • Patent number: 10093013
    Abstract: A combined housing for a power tool has an inner housing body and an outer layer body attached to the outside of the inner housing body. The combined housing has at least one vibration-suppressing area. The vibration-suppressing area is provided with a plurality of vibration-suppressing structure units and each vibration-suppressing structure unit has a unit channel formed by the inner housing body and a unit groove formed by the outer layer body and arranged on one end of the unit channel. The unit groove and the unit channel of each vibration-suppressing structure unit form a vibration-suppressing cavit, and the outer layer body serves as the outside of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Derek Smith, Yan Ding, Shihe Nie, Lai Liu
  • Patent number: 10087082
    Abstract: A nanoparticle has at least one dimension less than 500 nm and comprises a silica surface and a plurality of zwitterionic functional groups covalently bound to the silica surface. Such nanoparticles and dispersions contain such nanoparticle are prepared and used for a variety of purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph B. Schlenoff
  • Patent number: 10087896
    Abstract: A liquefied light hydrocarbon (LLH) fuel system for a hybrid vehicle is disclosed. The fuel system comprises an insulated fuel tank having a buffer space, a fuel control valve, wherein an outlet to the fuel tank connects to a first end of the fuel line, wherein an inlet of the fuel control valve connects to a second end of the fuel line and wherein an outlet of the fuel control valve is adapted to connect to a fuel inlet to an internal combustion engine; and a tank heating system comprising: a heating element, wherein the heating element is disposed adjacent to or within the fuel tank; a heating power control system, wherein the heating power control system controls the amount of heat produced by the heating element to vaporize the LLH fuel. Methods of using the fuel system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Alberto Martin Perez
  • Patent number: 9938872
    Abstract: Sound-attenuating mufflers and muffler inserts, and systems and methods for fabricating such muffler inserts. Continuous fiberglass roving is fed to a pneumatic jet head which fluffs the roving and presents the fluffed roving to a delivery wand at the exit end of the jet head. A jet head/wand assembly is moved along a three-dimensional path such that the wand delivery tip travels along a predetermined three-dimensional path inside a mold thereby depositing the continuous, fluffed fiberglass strands in the mold along the predetermined path. A terminal end portion of a liquid resin conduit is mounted to the fiberglass-dispensing wand, as part of the delivery tip, and drip-feeds liquid resin onto the fiberglass as the fiberglass is being deposited in the mold. The undulating, up and down movement of the delivery tip produces a wave-like undulating pattern in the appearance of the rovings in the resulting molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Bay Fabrication, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Jon Wildgrube
  • Patent number: 9849040
    Abstract: A method for making a disposable absorbent core comprises depositing absorbent particulate polymer material from a plurality of reservoirs in a printing roll onto a substrate disposed on a grid of a support which includes a plurality of cross bars extending substantially parallel to and spaced from one another so as to form channels extending between the plurality of cross bars. The plurality of reservoirs in the first peripheral surface are arranged in an array comprising rows extending substantially parallel to and spaced from one another. A disposable absorbent article and apparatus for making an absorbent article are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Harald Hermann Hundorf, Miguel Brandt Sanz, Holger Beruda, Horst Blessing, Peter Dziezok, Axel Krause, Mattias Schmidt, Lutz Stelzig
  • Patent number: 9700192
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an abrasive sponge (10) comprising a layer of spongy material (11) covered on at least one side, by a coating layer (13) for the removal of dirt, characterized in that inside said layer of spongy material (11), in the vicinity of the surface of the side covered with said coating layer (13) and in any case below such surface, a plurality of granules (12) of rigid material are present. The invention concerns also a process for the production of said abrasive sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: EUDOREX S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alfonso Montefusco
  • Patent number: 9546068
    Abstract: A tape applicator system that employs an extendable arm to carry and control the movement of a tape applicator mounted at its moveable or free end. The tape is dispensed from a essentially fixed location remote from the applicator which permits the use of larger roll (Machine rolls) without the necessitating moving the roll as is required in a normal hand operated device. The movement of the tape applicator mounted on the arm is restricted to straight line movement by the linkage of the extendable arm. If desired a parallel linkage mechanism may be used in the arm to maintain the angular orientation of the applicator which is particularly important when the tape applicator is a common tape head normally use in taping machines. Using a constant height system the height of the tape applicator can be maintained constant when in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: LAMUS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Joe Augustine S. T. Lam
  • Patent number: 9502381
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a semiconductor device, a semiconductor package, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device comprises: a semiconductor die; an electrical isolation layer formed on a surface of the semiconductor die; a substrate; and a non-conductive adhesive layer disposed between the electrical isolation layer and the substrate, so as to adhere the electrical isolation layer to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE LTD
    Inventor: Jing-En Luan
  • Patent number: 9147875
    Abstract: Provided are interconnect circuits for interconnecting arrays of battery cells and methods of forming these interconnect circuits as well as connecting these circuits to the battery cells. An interconnect circuit may include a conductive layer and one or more insulating layers. The conductive layer may be patterned with openings defining contact pads, such that each pad is used for connecting to a different battery cell terminal. In some embodiments, each contact pad is attached to the rest of the conductive layer by a fusible link formed from the same conductive layer as the contact pad. The fusible link controls the current flow to and from this contact pad. The insulating layer is laminated to the conductive layer and provides support to the contacts pads. The insulating layer may also be patterned with openings, which allow forming electrical connections between the contact pads and cell terminals through the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: CelLink Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Coakley, Malcolm Brown
  • Publication number: 20150083319
    Abstract: A method of applying a photocatalytic dispersion (10) on a paper (2), including impregnating a paper (2) with a thermosetting resin, drying the resin impregnated paper (2), applying a photocatalytic dispersion (10) comprising photocatalytic nanoparticles on the dried, resin impregnated paper (2), and drying the resin impregnated paper (2) having the photocatalytic dispersion applied thereon. Also, to such a photocatalytic dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Välinge Photocatalytic AB
    Inventors: Hans PERSSON, Marcus BERGELIN, Michael HUMLE, Simon Lausten ÖSTERGAARD
  • Publication number: 20150079331
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of powder coating a heat-sensitive item having an edge, which includes sealing the edge against moisture loss from the item, applying powder to a surface of the item, and curing the powder. The present invention also provides another method of powder coating a heat-sensitive item, the method including applying a powder to a surface of the item, heating the surface in a melting stage for between about 60 seconds and about 90 seconds such that the surface has a surface temperature that reaches a maximum that is above a curing temperature to melt the powder, and heating the surface in a curing stage to maintain the surface temperature at the curing temperature for between about 120 seconds and about 180 seconds to cure the powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Superl Technology Limited
    Inventors: Kim Yung Hung, Wai Suen Wong
  • Publication number: 20150040982
    Abstract: The present invention provides an EVA sheet for a solar cell sealing material comprising a thermal adhesion layer formed on an upper surface of a backsheet, wherein the thermal adhesion layer contains thermal adhesive resin powder including ethylene-based resin. The present invention further provides a method for manufacturing an EVA sheet for a solar cell sealing material, comprising: a step of laminating polyethyleneterephthalate to form a backsheet; a step of preparing thermal adhesive resin powder including ethylene-based resin; a step of scattering the thermal adhesive resin powder on the backsheet; and a step of hardening the scattered thermal adhesive resin powder to form a thermal adhesion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Chang Il Kim, Chang Hwan Park, Jeong Hyun Seo
  • Publication number: 20150045756
    Abstract: An absorbent core composite is disclosed for incorporation into a disposable absorbent article. The composite includes a first material layer and a second material layer (preferably nonwoven) partially secured to the first material layer to define at least one pocket therebetween. Preferably, multiple pockets are defined, except in the case of where a generally uniform layer or bed of absorbent is preferred or better suited fro the application. The pocket is said have a fixed initial volume. Further, an aggregate of absorbent particles is provided in the pocket(s) to occupy a portion of the fixed initial volume. The absorbent particles are preferably SAP particles and is characterized by a dry volume associated with a dry state and a swell volume associated with a liquid saturation state. In respect to or for the pocket, the aggregate is characterized by a collective dry volume and a collective swell volume, wherein the pocket has an initial configuration that retains the aggregate therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Wright, Eugenio Varona, Anne Smid, Dennis Smid
  • Patent number: 8940124
    Abstract: In the production of decorated plates coated on both sides, the supporting material has to be provided with the coatings for the top side and the bottom side in a plurality of passes. This is simplified significantly by firstly coating both sides with a liquid glue, applying webs of the decorative paper or, if appropriate, of a backing paper or of a nonwoven to these layers, applying, after the glue has dried, a pulverulent composition comprising a resin which can be melted and cured by heating to the top side of the first web on the top side of the plate, partially melting or melting this composition and finally curing the glue and resin composition under pressure and heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Surface Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Zierold
  • Publication number: 20140360664
    Abstract: A method for coating a component of a turbomachine is disclosed. The method includes covering a first surface of the component with a covering device, where the covering device is profiled in a zigzag shape. The method further includes applying a coating material via cold kinetic compaction or kinetic cold gas spraying on the component such that a second surface of the component is coated with the coating material and such that particles of the coating material are deflected off of the covering device so that the particles do not adhere to the covering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Andreas JAKIMOV, Stefan SCHNEIDERBANGER, Manuel HERTTER
  • Patent number: 8905107
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems disclosed herein relate to the application of a protective film on a surface of an electronic device instantly reducing air bubbles and eliminating the waiting time usually required when using a wet fluid solution. In one embodiment, a roller device may include a carriage or housing and one or more rollers coupled or integrated with the housing, configured to apply a protective material to a surface of the electronic device in a first orientation, and configured to function as a device stand in a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Superior Communications
    Inventors: Shraddha Patel, Charlie LaColla, Thai Dinh
  • Publication number: 20140338831
    Abstract: A fire resistant roofing material includes a core sheet and a sheet of conductive material having a thermal conductivity greater than about 25 W/m-K. The sheet of conductive material is coextensively bonded with the core sheet, and coated with a polymer-modified bituminous material having fire-resistant properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Barbara McDonough
  • Publication number: 20140311669
    Abstract: In various embodiments, protective layers are bonded to a steel layer, overlapped, and at least partially covered by a layer of unmelted metal powder produced by cold spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Steven A. Miller, Leonid N. Shekhter, Stefan Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8858700
    Abstract: In a bonding material using nanoparticles and a bonding method, use in combination with microparticles is proposed. However, there is the problem in which it is not easy to uniformly mix the nanoparticles and the microparticles. The present invention uses a bonding material including metal nanoparticles having an average particle diameter of 100 nm or less and a surface coated with an organic substance having 6 to 8 carbon atoms, and a polar solvent in an amount of 5 to 20% by mass with respect to a powder of the metal nanoparticles, and objects to be bonded with the bonding material interposed therebetween are fired at 200 to 350° C. under pressure. Thus, the metal nanoparticles are melted and returned to a bulk material, and therefore a bonding layer of the bulk material can be formed at a low temperature equal to or lower than a melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: DOWA Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Endoh, Aiko Nagahara, Yutaka Hisaeda, Toshihiko Ueyama
  • Patent number: 8852732
    Abstract: Methods of making a fiber-reinforced composite article are described. The methods may include providing fibers to an article template, where the fibers have been treated with a coupling-initiator compound. They may further include providing a pre-polymerized mixture that includes a monomer and a catalyst to the article template. The combination of the fibers and the pre-polymerized mixture may be heated to a polymerization temperature where the monomers polymerize around the fibers and form at least a portion of the composite article. The article may then be removed from the article template. Examples of the fiber-reinforced composite articles may include wind turbine blades for electric power generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Rajappa Tadepalli, Jawed Asrar, Klaus Friedrich Gleich
  • Patent number: 8840850
    Abstract: A flow channel structure includes a substrate having a flow channel formed therein, and plural fibrous bristles extending from the inner wall of the flow channel. The flow channel is configured to allow a solution to flow through the flow channel. The inner wall of the flow channel is made of silicon. The flow channel is configured to allow a solution to flow through the flow channel. This flow channel structure can homogenize the solution inside the flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Nakatani, Makoto Takahashi, Hiroshi Ushio, Takeki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8821676
    Abstract: A bonding material comprising metal particles coated with an organic substance having carbon atoms of 2 to 8, wherein the metal particles comprises first portion of 100 nm or less, and a second portion larger than 100 nm but not larger than 100 ?m, each of the portions having at least peak of a particle distribution, based on a volumetric base. The disclosure is further concerned with a bonding method using the bonding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Yasuda, Toshiaki Morita, Eiichi Ide, Hiroshi Hozoji, Toshiaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 8784587
    Abstract: Building panels and a method to produce such panels including a solid decorative surface having a decorative wear layer including fibers, binders, color substance and wear resistant particles. A method of manufacturing a building panel having a decorative surface connected to a core wherein the surface has at least two homogenous layers, a lower sub layer and an upper decorative layer, the upper decorative layer including fibers, a first color substance a binder and wear resistant particles, the lower sub layer including fibers, a second color substance, and a binder, whereby the method including the steps of applying the layers comprising a mix of fibers, binder, wear resistant particles and color substance on a core wherein the layers comprise different colors, displacing particles from their original position such that particles from the sub layer are visible on the decorative surface, and curing the layers by providing heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Kent Lindgren, Jan Jacobsson, Darko Pervan
  • Publication number: 20140186610
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for coating of a floor panel and a floor panel produced by the method. The disclosure relates to a method for producing a laminated product, for example a building panel, preferably a floor panel. The method comprises applying a paper on one side of a wood fiber based core, e.g. an HDF panel, creating a décor on the paper by a digital printing process, applying a resin, preferably a melamine formaldehyde resin, on the paper, heating the décor and the paper with the resin, preferably by using an IR lamp; and applying heat and pressure in order to cure the resin and thereby obtain a laminated product. The disclosure also relates to alternative methods for producing a laminated product, and such a laminated product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Välinge Flooring Technology AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Publication number: 20140127451
    Abstract: A composite laminate comprises a plurality of composite plies including at least a first composite ply and a second composite ply. The first composite ply and the second composite ply each comprises a plurality of fibers in a thermoplastic matrix comprising polyethylene. The plurality of composite plies are bonded together to form the composite laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: GORDON HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Pilpel, Edward D. Pilpel, D. Michael Gordon, Todd Hobbs, Drew Gordon
  • Patent number: 8709199
    Abstract: A method of making a water vapor transport membrane is described. The method can include providing two sheets, each sheet comprising a support layer with an ionomer layer thereon; applying a solvent to at least one sheet; and contacting the ionomer layers of the two sheets to form a composite membrane comprising a composite ionomer layer between the two support layers. A composite membrane is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Annette M. Brenner, Shawn M. Clapham, Lijun Zou, Timothy J. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20140113098
    Abstract: The technology described herein relates to a composition having a layer of substrate with a first surface and a second surface distinct from the first surface. A plurality of adsorbent beads is embedded in the second surface of the substrate. Each adsorbent bead of the plurality of adsorbent beads is no more than partially embedded in the second surface of the substrate and the substrate is substantially free of adsorbent beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Guartdian IGU, LLC
    Inventors: David Rapp, Kurt E. Heikkila, Raimo T. Nieminen
  • Publication number: 20140079929
    Abstract: Built-up roofing surfacing sheets that include a white, resin coated aluminum foil adhered to one side of an asphalt-impregnated fiberglass mat and sand adhered to the other side of the asphalt-impregnated fiberglass mat, the surfacing sheet being compliant with the requirements of California Code of Regulations, Title 24 in effect as of Sep. 11, 2006, and methods of manufacturing the built-up roofing surfacing sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: DARON J. THOMAS, Randy Raines, John Hinds
  • Patent number: 8623164
    Abstract: A method of making a laminated shingle is provided. The method includes coating a shingle mat with roofing asphalt to make an asphalt-coated sheet, adhering a reinforcement member to a portion of the asphalt-coated sheet, covering the asphalt-coated sheet, and optionally covering the reinforcement member, with granules to make a granule-covered sheet, dividing the granule-covered sheet into an overlay sheet and an underlay sheet, wherein the overlay sheet has a tab portion normally exposed on a roof and a headlap portion normally covered-up on a roof, the headlap portion having a lower zone adjacent the tab portion and an upper zone adjacent the lower zone, and wherein the reinforcement member is adhered to the lower zone of the headlap portion and laminating the overlay sheet and the underlay sheet to make the laminated shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: James B. Belt, Bert W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 8608883
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes embodiments of an adherent layer that may be used to attach a geo-membrane to a concrete slab and methods that include installation of the adherent layer. The adherent layer can be used to inhibit the geo-membrane from becoming disengaged with the concrete slab and can thereby help prevent water from penetrating the geo-membrane and causing moisture damage to the structure above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Stego Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew M. Blasdel, Bret N. Houck, Joseph R. Marks, James M. Facciuto
  • Publication number: 20130316169
    Abstract: The present invention provides a prepreg comprising a reinforcement fiber [A], an epoxy resin [B] having two or more epoxy groups per molecule, a compound [C] capable of curing component [B], crosslinked resin particles [D] having a refractive index in the range of 1.49 to 1.61, and carbon black [E]. Furthermore, the surface layer of the prepreg that occupies 10% of the average prepreg thickness from each surface of the prepreg comprises components [B] to [E], and the refractive index, n0, of a cured epoxy resin produced by curing a resin composition comprising component [B] and component [C] and the refractive index, n1, of component [D] have the following relationship: 0.92?n1/n0?1.05. Thus, the invention provides a prepreg that can produce fiber reinforced composite materials having decorative surfaces with decreased appearance irregularities and accordingly serves to manufacture fiber reinforced composite materials having excellent appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ayumi Matsuda, Yumi Kunimitsu, Shiori Kawamoto, Shinji Kochi
  • Publication number: 20130269863
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of manufacturing a transparent wear resistant surface layer (1). The method may include the steps of, applying a decorative material on a carrier, applying a dry powder layer comprising a mix of processed wood fibres, binder and wear resistant particles above the decorative layer, curing the mix to a decorative surface, including the transparent wear resistant layer, by applying heat and pressure on the mix. In a preferred embodiment the method includes the step of pressing the mix against an embossed matrix to create an embossed decorative surface with high wear resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: DARKO PERVAN, GORAN ZIEGLER
  • Publication number: 20130264013
    Abstract: In various embodiments, protective layers are bonded to a steel layer and connected by a layer of unmelted metal powder produced by cold spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Steven A. Miller, Leonid N. Shekhter, Stefan Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20130263418
    Abstract: A laminated treadmill deck or deck insert includes a wear surface formed of a phenolic impregnated paper laminated to an isocyanate resin bonded MDF core. A low moisture content isocyanate resin bonded wood fiber MDF core enables dimensional stability and high internal bonding strength even at reduced insert thicknesses. The deck or deck insert is disposed on a support deck adjacent the upper run of an endless treadmill belt. The deck or deck insert is provided with wear surfaces on each broad side and is easily removable and reversible to expose the second wear surface. The deck or deck insert is coated with as wax having fluoropolymer powder embedded in the exposed surface of the wax to provide a low-friction wear surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Fred B. Johnson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130199715
    Abstract: System and method for reinforcing structures includes basalt textile (20) connected to surfaces of the structure (100) with fiber anchors (30). Textile spreads forces and increases ductility of structure. Textile may connect multiple structural elements together, including walls, floors, columns, beams, and roofs. Textile is covered with mortar (50) customized to match color and texture of structure by use of locally obtained grit, aggregate, or colorant. Basalt fiber textile is preferred to avoid degradation of textile from alkaline components of mortar (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Edward Fyfe, Michael Karantzikis
  • Patent number: 8500942
    Abstract: A method for forming a textile fusible sheet material includes producing a fibrous web from fibers on a laydown apparatus so as to form a backing ply and applying a mixture of a binder and a thermoplastic polymer to selected areal regions of the fibrous web. The method further includes thermally treating the fibrous web so as to dry and bond the fibers of the fibrous web using the binder to form a bonded fibrous web nonwoven fabric and so as to sinter the thermoplastic polymer with a surface of the bonded fibrous web nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Peter Grynaeus, Oliver Staudenmayer, Hans Rettig
  • Patent number: 8480841
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of manufacturing a transparent wear resistant surface layer (1). The method may include the steps of, applying a decorative material on a carrier, applying a dry powder layer comprising a mix of processed wood fibers, binder and wear resistant particles above the decorative layer, curing the mix to a decorative surface, including the transparent wear resistant layer, by applying heat and pressure on the mix. In a preferred embodiment the method includes the step of pressing the mix against an embossed matrix to create an embossed decorative surface with high wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Ceralog Innovation Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Göran Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20130153426
    Abstract: A membrane enhanced deionized capacitor (MEDC) device, consisting of insulating plates (6,7) and a series of MEDC unit cells, is provided. The MEDC unit cell includes a cation and anion ion-exchange membranes (2,4), one pair of carbon electrodes (1-1,1-2), a spacer (3) and an insulating holder (5) and is assembled in the order of [(1-1)/(2)/(3)/(5)/(4)/(1-2)]. The cation-exchange membrane combined with one electrode is used as negative electrosorptive electrode while the anion-exchange membrane combined with another electrode is used as positive electrode. Unit cells can be connected with each other in series, or in parallel. The devices can be made as either stack type or roll type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Zhuo Sun, Likun Pan, Haibo Li, Yi Sun
  • Publication number: 20130136941
    Abstract: In one aspect, composite articles are described comprising multifunctional coatings. A composite article described herein, in some embodiments, comprises a substrate and a coating adhered to the substrate, the coating comprising an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer comprising a presintered metal or alloy and the outer layer comprising particles disposed in a metal or alloy matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Qingjun Zheng, Piyamanee Komolwit, Yixiong Liu, Jim Faust, Jonathan Bitler, Srinivasarao Boddapati
  • Patent number: 8444789
    Abstract: A decorative wall tile mold for the in-situ production on a building, wherein the mold, which can be demolded twice, is a sheet with pierced work, comprises the following detachable lateral structures: an insider layer: a bottom film is set at the bottom surface thereof, the bottom film and the building have a first combinative force; an outer layer: a surface film is set on the exterior surface thereof, a self-adhesive glue section is set up between the inside layer and the outer layer, which makes the outer layer and the inside layer have a second combinative force, and the second combinative force is less than the first combinative force. A method for the in-situ production of decorative patterns on a building is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Qiangte Energy-Saving Materials Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Silong Guo
  • Patent number: 8430983
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a roofing shingle includes applying an asphalt coating to a substrate to define an asphalt coated sheet, the asphalt coated sheet including a headlap portion and a tab portion. Reinforcement material is applied from a spool to the asphalt coated sheet, wherein the reinforcement material is wound in a waywind pattern on the spool. The reinforcement material is then secured to the headlap portion of the asphalt coated sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Donn Vermilion, Stephanie A. Rinne, Michael S. Ugorek, John Scowden, Barry M. Lewis, D. Greg Hendershot, Russell L. Ault, James S. Belt
  • Publication number: 20130095297
    Abstract: A composite sheet for a backlight unit using a printless light guide plate in a liquid crystal display television, which includes a first prism sheet positioned directly on the printless light guide plate, a second prism sheet having a prism pattern formed in a direction orthogonal to a direction of a prism pattern of the first prism sheet, and a protective sheet, where ribs of the first prism sheet are adhered to the lower surface of the second prism sheet, and ribs of the second prism sheet are adhered to the lower surface of the protective sheet. A method of manufacturing the composite sheet for a backlight unit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: GLOTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gi Suk SUNG, Kyu Dong KIM, Hyun Suk LEE
  • Patent number: 8418337
    Abstract: A reinforced pipe section comprises a metal pipe, a layer of dry fibers disposed around the metal pipe, and an external liner covering the layer of dry fibers. A method of manufacturing a reinforced pipe section comprises wrapping a layer of dry fibers over a metal pipe, and covering the layer of dry fibers with an external liner, thereby forming a first dry fiber wrapped metal pipe. A method of reinforcing a degraded metal pipe comprises wrapping the degraded metal pipe with a layer of dry fibers to increase the hoop strength of the degraded metal pipe, and covering the layer of dry fibers with an external liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventor: Mamdouh M. Salama
  • Publication number: 20130087272
    Abstract: A decorative cover positionable about a flower pot is formed of a polymeric material or a laminated polymeric material. The decorative cover has a texture and/or appearance simulating the texture and/or appearance of paper on at least a portion of one surface thereof while exhibiting improved durability and decreased sensitivity to water, humidity and pressure when compared to a decorative cover formed of paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter, not individually but solely as Trustees of The Family
    Inventor: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Sstraeter, not in
  • Patent number: 8404073
    Abstract: A durable decorative sheet high in the ability to follow a curved surface with small appearance change by heat or elongation. A decorative sheet comprising a transparent resin film having two main surfaces, a transparent resin layer formed on the first main surface of the transparent resin film, a pattern printed layer arranged on the transparent resin layer, and a colored base film arranged on the second main surface of the transparent resin film. The transparent resin layer includes first beads, the pattern printed layer include second beads. The first beads are different from the second beads in content, color and/or particle size. The first beads and the second beads are embedded in the transparent resin layer and the pattern printed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Hajime Chisaka, Mamoru Kanno
  • Patent number: 8404074
    Abstract: A method for making a conductive film includes: providing a carbon nanotube film defining a plurality of holes therein; attaching the carbon nanotube film on a substrate; adjusting a temperature of the carbon nanotube film in a range from about 7° C. to about 9° C.; dropping and rubbing a nanoparticle aqueous solution in the carbon nanotube film, the nanoparticles aqueous solution containing a plurality of nanoparticles; and adjusting the temperature of the carbon nanotube film in a range from about 24° C. to about 26° C. and drying the carbon nanotube film to obtain the conductive film on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei