Strands, Rods, Tubes Or Sticklike Bodies To Each Other Only Patents (Class 156/296)
  • Patent number: 11299881
    Abstract: An interface for a structural member includes at least one first sidewall that extends from a first end along a longitudinal direction and defines a first cavity. The at least one first sidewall defines a female end section and includes a transversely oriented female end surface at the first end. The interface also includes at least one second sidewall that extends from a second end along the longitudinal direction and defines a second cavity. The at least one second sidewall defines a male end section adjacent the second end and configured to be received within the first cavity, and a stop surface offset longitudinally from the second end and oriented to bear against the female end surface in substantially face-to-face contact when the male end section is received within the female end section. The stop surface and the male end section are integrally formed and monolithic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abernathy, Marlon Edwin Robinson, Jeffrey A. Packer, James Edward Charmley
  • Patent number: 11247438
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hollow board 1 with first and second main surface layers 3, 5. A plurality of distance elements connecting the first and second main surface layers and maintain a predetermined distance there between. The main surface layers include at least a layer of high-density fiber, HDF, board, and a plurality of distance elements are distributed in the space between the main surface layers, and at least some comprise at least one elongate HDF board strip 15 which is oriented such that its longitudinal edges interconnect the first and second main surface layers 3, 5. The HDF boards of the surface layers and of the at least some of the distance elements comprise wood particles bonded by a resin including an isocyanate, such as methylene diphenyl di-isocyanate, MDI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventor: Dan Pettersson
  • Patent number: 11237307
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for manufacturing energy relays for energy directing systems. Methods and devices are disclosed for forming random and non-random patterns of energy relay materials with energy localization properties. Methods and devices are disclosed for forming energy relays of different shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Light Field Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Sean Karafin, Brendan Elwood Bevensee, Ed Ibe, Jared Perez, Xudong Chen, Joseph W. Rickwalder
  • Patent number: 11058145
    Abstract: A smoking article (10) comprises: a tobacco rod (12); a filter (14) in axial alignment with the tobacco rod, the filter (14) comprising: a hollow tube segment (22) having a wall thickness of no more than 0.9 mm; and a filtration portion upstream of the hollow tube segment (22), the filtration portion comprising one or more filter segments (18) (20). The hollow tube segment (22) defines a cavity (26) at the mouth end of the filter (14) providing an unrestricted flow channel that extends from the downstream end of the filtration portion to the mouth end of the filter (14). The hollow tube segment (22) is formed from a fibrous filtration material and comprises a filter plasticiser, wherein the amount of filter plasticiser is at least 22 percent by weight of the fibrous filtration material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Leonardo Nappi, Yves Jordil
  • Patent number: 11027039
    Abstract: A fiber-SAP particle includes a superabsorbent core particle (SAP core particle) and a plurality of fibers attached to the SAP core particle and extending therefrom. The fiber-SAP particles may be formed in a fluidized bed chamber using a spray drying process. The fiber-SAP particles may be incorporated into absorbent cores and articles, such as in disposable diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Eugenio Varona, Andrew Wright, Dennis Smid
  • Patent number: 10987881
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a turbine-engine blade from a preform made from polymerized composite material in a mold comprising a bottom part and a top part, comprising at least one closure step during which the top part of said mold is attached to the bottom part of the mold containing the preform, wherein it comprises, prior to said closure step, at least one insertion substep during which a first end of an immobilization element is inserted in a bottom part of the preform in a substantially transverse direction, and a positioning substep during which a second, opposite end of said element is disposed in a complementary reception cavity emerging in the bottom part of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Nicolas Ashtari, Marc-Emmanuel Techer
  • Patent number: 10982381
    Abstract: A welding process may be configured to convert a substrate into a welded substrate by applying a process solvent to the substrate, wherein the process solvent interrupts one or more intermolecular force between one or more component in the substrate. The substrate may be configured as a natural fiber, such as cellulose, hemicelluloses, and silk. The process solvent may be configured as an ionic-liquid based solvent and the welded substrate may be a congealed network after the process solvent has been adequately swollen and/or mobilized the substrate. A welding process may be configured such that individual fibers of a substrate are not fully dissolved such that material in the fiber core may be left in the native state by controlling process variables. The welding process fibers may have a tenacity 10% or 20% greater or a diameter 25% less than that of a cellulosic-based yarn substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Natural Fiber Welding, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Michael Haverhals, Aaron Kenneth Amstutz, Jonglak Choi, Xiling Tang, Michael Molter, Spencer Jacob Null
  • Patent number: 10889041
    Abstract: A method of applying protective sheeting of polymer material to a pipeline, such as on a J-lay rig, includes the steps of driving a carriage along an annular path about the pipeline; extruding and simultaneously winding the protective sheeting about the pipeline via an end extrusion die fitted to the carriage; compressing the protective sheeting on the pipeline, directly downstream from the end extrusion die, so the protective sheeting adheres to the pipeline; and controlling the drive, extrusion, and compression steps so that the time lapse between expulsion of a cross section of protective sheeting from the end extrusion die and compression of the same cross section of protective sheeting is less than one second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAIPEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Valerio Bregonzio, Momtchil Kaltchev
  • Patent number: 10864652
    Abstract: This method for manufacturing a high-density strand board enables high-density strand boards to be formed by using about the same press pressure as press pressures required to form strand boards with common densities, so that the high-density strand boards can be produced without using special facilities and equipment. A pretreatment process P2 is performed on strands 5 before pressing. The pretreatment process P2 is comprised of a first treatment process P2a and a subsequent second treatment process P2b. At least one of beating, high-frequency treatment, high-temperature high-pressure treatment, high-water pressure treatment, repeated deaeration and dehydration treatment, and chemical treatment is performed in the first treatment process P2a, and roll pressing or flat press pressing is performed in the second treatment process P2b. A strand board B with a density of 750 to 950 kg/m3 is formed by using a press pressure of 4 N/mm2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuhito Oshima, Yasushi Sugio, Koji Nagaoka, Kazuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10723849
    Abstract: A method for welding aramid fibers, wherein a) at least one area of an aramid fiber is treated with an ionic liquid so that the aramid is partially dissolved, b) the aramid fiber is contacted via the dissolved area with another aramid fiber area with pressure being applied to the contact area, and subsequently c) the partially dissolved area of the aramid is re-coagulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PROIONIC GMBH
    Inventors: Roland Kalb, Burghardt Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10679767
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission medium for propagating electromagnetic waves. The transmission medium can include a conductor for guiding electromagnetic waves longitudinally along the conductor, and a shell surrounding at least a portion of the conductor for reducing exposure of the electromagnetic waves to an adverse environment that increases propagation losses of the electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, William Scott Taylor, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Ed Guntin
  • Patent number: 10627570
    Abstract: A fiber panel, a light module, and a method for transmitting light using the fiber panel are provided. The fiber panel includes a plurality of optical fibers; and wherein each of the optical fibers have at least one base surface, and the fibers being arranged such that the at least one base surface of each optical fiber have a common orientation with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kayla Greene, John Orisich, Shivi Singh
  • Patent number: 10486791
    Abstract: A component for an aerofoil structure including a unitary member having a spar; a cover panel; and a substantially flat intermediate section which connects the spar to the cover panel. The spar, the cover panel and the intermediate section are integrally formed such that a first angle between the intermediate section and the cover panel and a second angle between the intermediate section and the spar are both in the range 90° to 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: John Woolcock
  • Patent number: 10392482
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced resin molding material includes at least bundled discontinuous reinforcing fiber aggregates and matrix resin, wherein said bundled reinforcing fiber aggregates include both reinforcing fiber aggregates (A) which are formed by cutting continuous reinforcing fiber strands after fiber splitting, in which said strands are completely split into multiple bundles, and reinforcing fiber aggregates (B) having at least unsplit strand sections in which fiber splitting is incomplete, an incision substantially originating from fiber splitting is present at least at one of both end portions of said reinforcing fiber aggregates (B), and a ratio of the weight of said reinforcing fiber aggregates (B) to the total weight of reinforcing fibers in said material is 5-50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenta Bamba, Tetsuya Motohashi, Katsuhiro Miyoshi, Takafumi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10377085
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming transversal welds on a composite web material, comprising at least two superimposed sheets of material, suitable for use in the production of sanitary articles, comprising: a feeding unit including first and second feeding means configured to advance the composite web along a main straight direction X at a speed V1. an ultrasonic welding unit 80 arranged between the first and second feeding means, comprising at least one ultrasound source coupled to a sonotrode having a flat welding surface and an anvil unit having at least one anvil element movable along a closed path, which has a straight portion parallel to the main direction X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FAMECCANICA.DATA S.p.A
    Inventors: Serafino Lupinetti, Francesco D'Aponte, Alessandro D'Andrea, Domenico Polidori
  • Patent number: 10285868
    Abstract: A method for making an absorbent article includes the steps of applying a layer of adhesive composition to a stretchable substrate and applying a layer of particulate superabsorbent material to the stretchable substrate, whereby the adhesive composition holds the superabsorbent material on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Davis Dang Hoang Nhan, Mark M. Mleziva, Lawrence H. Sawyer, Peiguang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10267986
    Abstract: An optical fiber plate manufacturing apparatus using vibration, includes: an optical fiber supply unit configured to supply an optical fiber; an optical fiber cutting unit configured to cut the optical fiber, supplied from the optical fiber supply unit, to a preset size; an optical fiber storage case configured to collect and store optical fibers, cut to the preset size, in a predetermined direction; and an optical fiber arranging unit configured to arrange the optical fibers, stored in the optical fiber storage case, using vibration so as to minimize a gap between the optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOVIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Ha Lee, In Soo Jeon, Young Tae Jeong, In Suk Lee, Seung Hwan Hang, Jae Min Kim, Gi Yun Eom
  • Patent number: 10261253
    Abstract: An optical power combiner, or splitter, is formed from a first substrate and a second substrate, each substrate having a substantially planar joining surface, at least one substrate having a plurality of waveguide channels formed such as by etching, the plurality of waveguide channels coupled to a waveguide channel combiner having a plurality of waveguide channel apertures, the optical combiner having a single channel aperture on an opposite side from the plurality of waveguide channel apertures, the single channel aperture coupled to a single waveguide channel of zero or greater length, and to an edge opposite the plurality of waveguide channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Joannes M. Costa, Jay A. Chesavage
  • Patent number: 10227880
    Abstract: A turbine blade assembly for a gas turbine engine is provided. The turbine rotor blade assembly includes a turbine rotor blade and an attachment pin, and the turbine rotor blade and attachment pin have features for providing a surface interface between the blade and pin. In particular, the attachment pin has a triangular cross-sectional shape, and the blade defines a pin hole for receipt of the attachment pin. An attachment pin for attaching a turbine rotor blade to a turbine rotor disk of a gas turbine engine also is provided. The attachment pin includes a body defining at least one planar surface, and the planar surface provides a surface contact interface between the attachment pin and the turbine rotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Matthew Mark Weaver
  • Patent number: 10197341
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger (1), especially an exchanger for the air-conditioning system of a vehicle, allowing heat exchange between first (F1) and second (F2) fluids, said exchanger (1) comprising a plurality of tubes (3) for the circulation of the first fluid (F1), which are stacked one on top of the other, and at least one collector (5) comprising a collector plate (7), said collector plate (7) comprising openings (13) for inserting the ends (3a) of tubes (3), characterized in that said ends (3a) of said (3) are assembled at least two by two in the insertion openings of the collector plate (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Isabelle Citti, Sébastien Jacope, Anne-Sylvie Magnier-Cathenod, Carlos Martins
  • Patent number: 10188554
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wound dressing for absorbing exudate from a wound on which the wound dressing is placed. The wound dressing includes a porous, highly absorptive fiber dressing and a negative surface charge on a surface of the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: IWMT Intellectual Property Holdings (Pty) Ltd
    Inventors: Martin C. Robson, Jacobus Frederick Mouton
  • Patent number: 10137306
    Abstract: Materials and systems that enable high efficiency conversion of mechanical stress to electrical energy and methods of use thereof are described herein. The materials and systems are preferably used to provide power to medical devices implanted inside or used outside of a patient's body. For medical devices, the materials and systems convert electrical energy from the natural contractile and relaxation motion of a portion of a patient's body, such as the heart, lung and diaphragm, or via motion of body materials or fluids such as air, blood, urine, or stool. The materials and systems are capable of being bent, folded or otherwise stressed without fracturing and include piezoelectric materials on a flexible substrate. The materials and systems are preferably fashioned to be generally conformal with intimate apposition to complex surface topographies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: The Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of The University of Arizona, The Board of Trustees of The University of Illinois
    Inventors: Canan Dagdeviren, John A. Rogers, Marvin J. Slepian
  • Patent number: 10035913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new aqueous curable binder composition comprising a polyphenolic macromolecular compound which bears a multitude of catechol radicals (dihydroxybenzene), preferably lignosulfonate salts and condensed tannins and mixtures thereof, and a polyamine functional compound comprising primary and/or secondary and/or tertiary and/or quaternary amine functional groups, suitable for bonding particulate matter, such as fibers, more particularly mineral wool fibers, or particles, such as wood particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Carl Hampson, Ferdous Khan
  • Patent number: 9938659
    Abstract: A nonwoven ceiling tile or wall panel with noise absorption properties utilizes unique acoustical absorbing fibers. During manufacturing, binder fibers melt between interstitial spaces to fill spaces and create impedance to air flow and sound flow through the fibers. Various shapes and/or sizes of fibers may also be utilized to further impedance of air and sound through the ceiling tile or panel. The ceiling tiles and panels are made from 100% organic fibers that are either virgin or recycled material. The material is structurally self-supporting eliminating need for structural additives or structural design features. Fire and smoke retardants are incorporated into the fibers. Antimicrobial and anti-stain additives may also be used in the fibers. The material is 100% polyester fibers (PET and PETG). The material is printable using sublistatic printing or transfer printing process. The ceiling tiles and panels are light weight and moldable in a wide range of designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nonwoven Network LLC
    Inventors: Stephen W. Foss, Jean-Marie Turra
  • Patent number: 9745697
    Abstract: An apparatus including a caliper measuring sensor arrangement, a mass measuring sensor arrangement, and a stabilizing arrangement. The caliper measuring sensor arrangement measures caliper of the web. The mass measuring sensor arrangement measures at least one of the following: a basis weight of the web, a moisture content, a water weight, dry weight of the web. The stabilizing arrangement stabilizes the web. The stabilizing arrangement including at least a part of the mass measuring sensor arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Markku Mäntylä
  • Patent number: 9637586
    Abstract: The present invention provided a high temperature resistant epoxy resins for producing hollow fiber membrane modules for high temperature gas separation applications such as for natural gas upgrading and hydrogen purifications. This invention also relates to a hollow fiber membrane module comprising a bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes and a tube sheet formed by a high temperature resistant cured epoxy resin that is used to fix and bound said bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes. The invention also provides a process for separating at least one gas from a mixture of gases using the hollow fiber membrane modules comprising a bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes and a tube sheet formed by a high temperature resistant cured epoxy resin that is used to fix and bound said bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Chunqing Liu, Howie Q. Tran, Travis C. Bowen
  • Patent number: 9615919
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implantable valve prosthesis, optionally comprising a support structure and at least one valve leaflet. The valve prosthesis comprises a material structure of unidirectional reinforcing elements of drawn ultra high molecular weight polyolefin, extending in at least two directions, wherein the modulus of elasticity of the polyolefin reinforcing elements is at least 60 GPa. The invention furthermore relates to a method for manufacturing such an implantable valve. The valve is easily manufactured and has an improved durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: Roelof Marissen
  • Patent number: 9579628
    Abstract: An adsorption vessel comprising a packed bed region of adsorbent particles contiguously arranged, comprising a perforated adsorbent particles, a gas separation process using the perforated adsorbent particles, and methods for making the perforated adsorbent particles. The perforated adsorbent particles each comprise an adsorbent material where the perforated adsorbent particles each have at least 10 channels extending through the particle. The equivalent diameter of the channels may range from 0.05 mm to 1.5 mm, and the void fraction of the channels may range from 0.05 to 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: George Matthew Harriott, Bo Jin, Christopher Michael O'Neill, Edward Landis Weist, Jr., Roger Dean Whitley, Junxiao Wu
  • Patent number: 9200384
    Abstract: An acrylic-fiber finish for carbon fiber production is prepared into a stable emulsion and applied to a carbon-fiber precursor to prevent gumming up of finish components in precursor production and carbon fiber fusing in baking process. The acrylic-fiber finish is used for carbon-fiber production and includes a modified silicone having a modifying group containing a nitrogen atom and an acidic phosphate ester represented by the following chemical formula (1). where R1 represents a C6-22 alkyl or alkenyl group, A represents a C2-4 alkylene group, and AO represents an oxyalkylene group, n represents a mole number of oxyalkylene group and is an integer ranging from 0 to 20, and each of a and b is an integer of 1 or 2 and meets the equation a+b=3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshio Hashimoto, Takeyoshi Nakayama, Jun Takaya, Mikio Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9128214
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbonizing tool has a main body having an upper portion, a lower portion, and a thickness, the upper portion the lower portion having openings therein. The opening in the upper portion holds the optical fibers, while the opening in the lower portion allows the tool to be opened. An indentation is provided around the opening in the upper portion to hold an adhesive and to apply the adhesive as the optical fibers are drawn through the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Jillcha Fekadu Wakjira, Shane Stamey, Michael E. Hughes, David Thomas Underwood
  • Patent number: 9039854
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for connecting a first tube to a second tube, the tubes being interconnected in an overlapping region by means of an adhesive that fills a gap in the overlapping region between the tubes. Said method is characterized in that: a) adhesive is applied to the overlapping region of at least one of the tubes and the adhesive is selected in such a way that it is solid at temperatures of below 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Andrea Ferrari, Eugen Bilcai
  • Patent number: 9034083
    Abstract: An array of hollow fibers including a plurality of hollow fibers of a predetermined diameter configured to receive a gas having oxygen therein and transfer the oxygen to a fluid and/or transfer carbon dioxide in the fluid to a gas. The array is configured in a predetermined pattern having a predetermined packing density that is a fraction of a total cross-sectional area of the array occupied by the hollow fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Vivonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna M Galea, Kristen LeRoy, Nicholas Vitale
  • Publication number: 20150132533
    Abstract: A concrete component includes a fiber reinforcement structure (12), formed by a grid arrangement (15). At least some of the rods extending in the X or Y direction are preferably designed as double rods having a joined cross-section or having sub-cross-sections separated from each other by a gap (20). Such double rods can be arranged in a grid structure both at right angles to each other and at other angles to provide a triangular structure, a hexagonal structure, or the like as a grid. Fiber reinforcement structures (12) made of a plastic-impregnated fiber material, such as epoxy-resin-bonded glass fibers having long fibers (endless fibers), in the particular rod longitudinal direction and without bonding among each other (ravings) can construct an adequately load-bearing composite with the concrete body (II). The steel rods can act as reinforcement, wherein harmful effects on the concrete, in particular wedge and gap effects, do not occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Roland Karle, Hans Kromer, Johann Pfaff
  • Publication number: 20150122417
    Abstract: A multilumen catheter assembly and method of making the catheter assembly is provided that involves providing a plurality of tubes, each tube having a first end, a second end, at least one lumen, and at least one surface, selectively heating at least a portion of the surface of at least a first tube of the plurality of tubes, and contacting the selectively heated portion of the tube with a portion of the surface of a second tube to form a multilumen catheter shaft that is joined together along at least a portion of the length of the catheter shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Appling, Theodore J. Beyer
  • Publication number: 20150122416
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the treatment of silicon carbide fibres, comprising a step involving the chemical treatment of fibres with an aqueous acid solution containing hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid but free of acetic acid in order to remove the silica present on the surface of fibres and to form a layer of microporous carbon. The invention also relates to a method for the production of a fibrous preform, comprising the formation of a fibrous structure comprising treated silicon carbon fibres and the use of said preform for the production of a part made from composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Sylvie Loison, Jean Luc Laquet, Jean Philippe Rocher
  • Patent number: 8951374
    Abstract: The invention is a method of bonding a first fluid conduit (14) to one or more other fluid conduits (12) or elements such as an electrode (92) or heating element. The method comprises positioning a first fluid conduit (14) substantially in contact with the other fluid conduits or elements (12) wherein a bond region (16) is created. The bond region is wetted with a liquefied thermoplastic polymer (34) which is then subsequently cooled forming a substantially fluid tight bond between the first fluid conduit (14) and the other fluid conduits or elements (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore Dourdeville, Dennis DellaRovere
  • Publication number: 20150034242
    Abstract: A porous scaffold is provided, which comprises tangled fibres. A porous scaffold can be formed by applying a fluid to fibres to entangle them. The fibres comprise a polyelectrolyte complex and a cross-linker. The cross-linker links polyelectrolytes within individual fibres and inhibits secondary polyelectrolyte complication between adjacent fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jackie Y. Ying, Andrew C. A. Wan
  • Patent number: 8945337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to produce a polymeric sheet comprising the steps of providing an acid-based polymer, providing a neutralizing agent, the neutralizing agent being selected from the group consisting of an organic metallic compound, a metallic salt of a fatty acid, and an ionomer, or a mixture thereof, providing a processing oil, mixing said acid-based polymer, said neutralizing agent, said processing oil, to obtain a polymeric composition, and processing said polymeric composition to form a polymeric sheet. The polymeric sheet may be used as a component, or as a substrate, of a surface covering. The polymeric sheet may also be used to form polymeric particles which are component of so-called “homogenous”, or substrate-free, surface covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tarkett Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Caldas, Daniel Tremblay, Marcus Hyde, Jean-François Courtoy
  • Publication number: 20140352870
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a honeycomb structured body, a ceramic block is formed by binding multiple pillar-shaped honeycomb fired bodies with adhesive layers interposed therebetween. The multiple pillar-shaped honeycomb fired bodies are bound on a support by piling up the multiple pillar-shaped honeycomb fired bodies successively. A placing position where a primary honeycomb fired body is to be placed is determined. A position of an end face of at least one secondary honeycomb fired body is fixed by applying force to the end face of the at least one secondary honeycomb fired body. The primary honeycomb fired body is placed on the placing position with the position of the end face of the at least one secondary honeycomb fired body being fixed. The fixing further includes first positioning or second positioning based on a number of the at least one secondary honeycomb fired body before the fixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori KANAI, Yuu YAMAKAWA, Masaya SATO
  • Publication number: 20140345736
    Abstract: A tube for a fuel injection system having an end form defining a spherical surface to seal against a receiver in fluid tight relation. The tube and end form may be made of steel or stainless steel. The spherical surface includes an integrated seal surface defining layer comprising material bonded to the spherical surface, which has a hardness lower than the hardness of the material of the end form and may comprise copper, copper-nickel alloy, copper alloy, nickel or manganese. In alternative forms, the material is deposited on the end form spherical seal surface by various processes including deposition by heating, using moistening effects, galvanic, evaporation, or any other suitable deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Alastair Deane, Uwe Fiedler
  • Publication number: 20140311651
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for offset three-dimensional (3D) printing. These techniques are capable of creating smoother surfaces and more-accurate structures than many current techniques. In some cases, the techniques provide a first stage of filaments separated by offsets and, at a second stage, provide filaments over these offsets. In so doing, filaments of the second stage partially fill-in these offsets, which can remove steps, increase accuracy, or reduce undesired production artifacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Radomir Mech
  • Patent number: 8852381
    Abstract: A method for making an absorbent article includes the steps of applying a layer of adhesive composition to a stretchable substrate and applying a layer of particulate superabsorbent material to the adhesive composition after applying the adhesive composition to the stretchable substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Davis Dang Hoang Nhan, Mark M. Mleziva, Lawrence H. Sawyer, Peiguang Zhou
  • Patent number: 8845845
    Abstract: A carbon fiber tubular pole and method of construction thereof. The pole includes a left in place lightweight mandrel, preferably formed of tubular polyvinylchloride or cardboard, which substantially reduces cost of manufacture. Moreover, an outer tubular glass fiber sleeve over a tubular carbon fiber sleeve resin saturated through and through maintains the aesthetic appearance of the black carbon fiber while substantially strengthening the end product. A second outer layer of a mixture of resin and colloidal silica over the cured resin layer adds shine and increases smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Nanette L. Hultgren, Steven C. Austin
  • Publication number: 20140273695
    Abstract: Consolidated carbon nanotube or graphene yarns and woven sheets are consolidated through the formation of a carbon binder formed from the dehydration of sucrose. The resulting materials on a macro-scale are lightweight and of a high specific modulus and/or strength. Sucrose is relatively inexpensive and readily available, and the process is therefore cost-effective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: U.S.A. as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Godfrey Sauti, Jae-Woo Kim, Emilie J. Siochi, Kristopher E. Wise
  • Publication number: 20140272362
    Abstract: The present invention provides multicomponent thermoplastic fibers that are biodegradable and that are capable of forming strong bonds in air bonding processes. In various embodiments, the multicomponent fibers can include a first polymer component that includes a first aliphatic polyester, and a second polymer component also including an aliphatic polyester, wherein the first polymer component comprises at least a portion of an exposed surface of the multicomponent fiber. The first polymer component can be a fully amorphous polylactic acid and the second polymer component can be a semicrystalline polylactic acid. The multicomponent fiber can have cross-sectional area comprising the first polymer component and the second polymer component in about a 1:1 ratio, wherein the first polymer component and the second polymer component are configured in a sheath/core arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Fiber Innovation Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Dugan, Frank Harris, Michael Hodge
  • Patent number: 8837149
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic component includes disposing a heat radiation material including a plurality of linear structures of carbon atoms and a filling layer of a thermoplastic resin provided among the plurality of linear structures above a first substrate, disposing a blotting paper above the heat radiation material, making a heat treatment at a temperature higher than a melting temperature of the thermoplastic resin and absorbing the thermoplastic resin above the plurality of linear structures with the absorption paper, removing the blotting paper, and adhering the heat radiation material to the first substrate by cooling to solidify the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirose, Taisuke Iwai, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Yohei Yagishita, Yukie Sakita, Masaaki Norimatsu
  • Patent number: 8827655
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for preparing a pre-form comprising at least two layers of fiber tows, these layers being at least partly fixed by a resin. The method comprising steps of providing a work surface, and alternating distribution of layers of resin and layers of fiber tows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Anton Bech
  • Publication number: 20140246149
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite core can include: wrapping a mandrel in a mandrel wrapping process by securing a mandrel with a winding jig; orienting the composite material at a wrap angle to the mandrel; and depositing the composite material around a circumference of the mandrel. The method can further include assembling the wrapped mandrels in a tool and applying a pressure to the composite material during a curing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Phillip A. Kendrick, Paul K. Oldroyd, Levi H. Armstrong, Elizabeth Oberle
  • Publication number: 20140236120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catheter that has adjustable stiffness that enables a user to select the stiffness of at least one region of the catheter during insertion and navigation through a body lumen. A preferred embodiment of the invention works in combination with a guidewire to enable placement of the catheter at a position within the vascular system, for example, to enable treatment of a variety of medical conditions. The catheter can include segments that undergo relative movement in response to actuation by the user to adjust the flexibility of the at least one region, preferably located at or near the distal end of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Leo Lee Tsai, Yuyin Chen, Vyas Ramanan
  • Publication number: 20140208947
    Abstract: An air separation module includes a housing, a bundle of hollow fiber membranes, and a clam shell axial support assembly. The axial support assembly includes two supportive elements, each supportive element including a flow-through component. The flow-through component includes a plurality of openings through which a supply of fluid (e.g. oxygen enriched air) may pass. The axial support assembly is secured around the bundle of hollow fiber membranes at a position radially inward from the housing and radially outward from the fiber bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014