With Formation Of Lamina By Bulk Deposition Of Discrete Particles To Form Self-supporting Article Patents (Class 156/62.2)
  • Patent number: 10449735
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system for manufacturing a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) prepreg includes a mechanism for continuously moving a fabric or mat and a resin application component that applies a methyl methacrylate (MMA) resin to the fabric or mat. The system also includes a press mechanism that presses the fabric or mat during the continuous movement subsequent to the application of the MMA resin to ensure that the MMA resin fully saturates the fabric or mat. The system further includes a curing oven through which the fabric or mat is continuously moved. The curing oven is maintained at a temperature of between 40° C. and 100° C. to polymerize the MMA resin and thereby form PMMA so that upon exiting the curing oven, the fabric or mat is fully impregnated with PMMA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Asheber Yohannes, Michael John Block, Jawed Asrar, Derek Cooper Bristol, Christopher P Sandoval
  • Patent number: 10450742
    Abstract: A loosefill insulation installation includes a loosefill insulation material made from fiberglass fibers. The loosefill insulation material unexpectedly has improved thermal performance, even through the amount of mineral oil applied to the fiberglass fibers is reduce. For example, the fiberglass fibers can be coated with a mineral oil in an amount that is between 0.1% and 0.6% of the weight of the fiberglass fibers, such as about 0.375%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Evans, James Justin Evans, Patrick M. Gavin, Steven Schmitt, Tim Newell, William E. Downey, Kenneth J. Wiechert, Justin Depenhart, David Michael Cook
  • Patent number: 10367177
    Abstract: An insulative nonwoven battery cover and method of construction thereof is provided. The cover includes a plurality of nonwoven sections bonded together to form a desired structural configuration. The nonwoven sections are mats of heat-settable textile fibers and green materials including natural fibers, recycled materials and/or waste stream materials. The mats are formed having a bonded seam of the melted heat-settable textile fibers such that the cover is provided with a circumferentially continuous wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: David Harris, Daniel A. Rowcotsky, John E. Burdy, Cassie M. Malloy
  • Patent number: 10337123
    Abstract: A flash-spun plexifilamentary fiber strand having a BET surface area of less than 12 m2/g, a crush value of at least 0.9 mm/g wherein said fiber strand comprises predominantly fibers formed from polyethylene, said fibers having a total crystallinity index of less than 55%, said fiber strand having an elongation at break greater than 55% and sheets made thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Jan Van Meerveld, Corneille Schmitz, Joseph Mathieu, Noel Stephen Brabbs, Orest Skoplyak, Christine Lemoine, Serge Rebouillat
  • Patent number: 10329692
    Abstract: A flash-spun plexifilamentary fiber strand having a BET surface area of less than 12 m2/g, a crush value of at least 0.9 mm/g wherein said fiber strand comprises predominantly fibers formed from polyethylene, said fibers having a total crystallinity index of less than 55%, and sheets made thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Jan Van Meerveld, Corneille Schmitz, Joseph Mathieu, Noel Stephen Brabbs, Orest Skoplyak, Christine Lemoine, Serge Rebouillat
  • Patent number: 10293516
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a fiber based product, wherein the method comprises the steps of: a) applying a binder composition over a at least one surface of at least one fiber based substrate; b) determining the distribution of the applied binder composition over the en-tire at least one surface of the at least one fiber based substrate; and c) based on the determination in step b) either accepting the treated at least one fiber based substrate for the production of the fiber based product or rejecting the treated at least one fiber based substrate from the production of the fiber based product. The invention further relates to a method for producing a binder composition, to a binder composition and to a fiber based product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suvi Pietarinen, Sanna Valkonen, Okko Ringena
  • Patent number: 10273611
    Abstract: A pleatable nonwoven material is provided, including thicker form-giving fibers and thinner fibers determining the filter effect, wherein the thinner fibers are incorporated largely homogeneously in the thicker fibers running in the direction along the surface of the nonwoven material and a distribution density gradient of the thinner fibers is established perpendicular to the surface of the nonwoven material such that the highest concentration of thinner fibers is in the region of the center or on one of the two outsides, wherein the thicker and thinner fibers are bonded together by solidification from the melted condition and are made from the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: IREMA-FILTER GMBH
    Inventors: Anke Jung, Andreas Seeberger
  • Patent number: 10221510
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric includes a plurality of discontinuous fibers, a plurality of natural keratin fibers, and a plurality of meltblown fibers. The discontinuous fibers, the natural keratin fibers, and the meltblown fibers form a continuous bonding web structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Victor J Lin, Cheng-Kun Chu, Ming-Chih Kuo, Chao-Chun Peng, Chia-Kun Wen
  • Patent number: 10107300
    Abstract: A wear resistant material is manufactured from a Ni-based alloy powder and an additive. The Ni-based alloy powder includes the following components in mass fraction: C: 0.1˜1.1%, Si: 0.5˜6.0%, Fe: 2.5˜15.0%, B: 0.2˜5.0%, CrB2: 6.0˜26.0%, and the balance of Ni. The Ni-based alloy powder is employed as the main component and CrB2 and WC are added, thus improving the wear resistance of the wear resistant material. Experimental data show that, the wear resistant material provided in the present disclosure has the hardness up to 70˜80 HRC and excellent wear resistance. A wear resistant impeller can be manufactured from the wear resistant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Zhu Zhou Seed Cemented Carbide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuehua Xu, Yupeng Wang, Cheng Luo
  • Patent number: 10010913
    Abstract: Provided is a purging apparatus including an upper nozzle provided above an opening of a substrate storage container and configured to supply a dry gas obliquely downwardly to a side opposite to the opening of the substrate storage container and over the entire surface of the width of the opening of the substrate storage container; and a plurality of side nozzles provided at both left and right sides of the opening of the substrate storage container, respectively, and each configured to supply the dry gas towards the inside of the substrate storage container from an outside of the opening of the substrate storage container. Each of the side nozzles is longer than a height of the opening of the substrate storage container and is provided with a plurality of supply holes formed thereon at predetermined intervals in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiichi Kaise, Shigeki Amemiya, Genichi Nanasaki
  • Patent number: 9982174
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an adhesive composition comprising derivatives of native lignin and an isocyanate-based binder such as methylene diphenyl diisocyanate. The present compositions may further comprise formaldehyde-based resins such as PF, UF, and MF. While not wishing to be bound by theory, it is believed that incorporating derivatives of native lignin in isocyanate compositions will reduce incidence of pre-curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Fibria Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Alex Berlin
  • Patent number: 9937642
    Abstract: Provided are a structure and a method of forming a structure that includes a core made, at least in part, of a rice hull composition. The rice hull composition including a combination of separate, unground rice hulls; ground rice hulls; and a rice hull powder, that each have a different particle size. A caustic-free polyurethane resin binds the separated unground rice hulls, the ground rice hulls and the rice hull powder together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Gerald Joseph Sosnowski, Gregory Arthur LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 9822481
    Abstract: Methods of making an artificial leather substrate from leather waste (e.g., shavings, such as wet blue, and/or pulverized trim scrap) and products formed using the artificial leather substrate are disclosed. In one example, the artificial leather substrate comprises a composite web comprising leather waste mixed with a lightweight web, a lightweight web atop the composite web, and another lightweight web atop the first lightweight web. A method of making the artificial leather substrate includes the steps of mixing one or more fiber components, leather shavings, and/or pulverized leather trim scrap to form the composite web; needle punching the composite web; and bonding the composite web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Angelo Corino, John Fry, Alvin Fortner, Ben Lambert
  • Patent number: 9788603
    Abstract: Various articles, such as footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, watchbands, and the like, and methods of forming those articles are presented. The articles are generally formed, in whole or in part, using rapid manufacturing techniques, such as laser sintering, stereolithography, solid deposition modeling, and the like. The use of rapid manufacturing allows for relatively economical and time efficient manufacture of customized articles. The articles may include one or more reinforcements configured to provide added durability to various regions of the articles. In addition, the articles may be formed from two or more materials in a single rapid manufacturing process. The rapid manufacturing additive fabrication technique may also include using of varying intensities of the laser to fuse material to form the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly B. Jarvis
  • Patent number: 9782932
    Abstract: The application relates to methods for manufacturing an object from a powder by selective sintering. More particularly, the methods described herein involve the step of selecting a polymer wherein the density of the crystalline phase of said polymer is equal to or lower than the density of the amorphous phase of said polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Materialise, NV
    Inventors: Toon Roels, Bart Goderis
  • Patent number: 9777200
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are adhesives, wood-based composites incorporating the adhesives, and methods of forming wood-based composites using the adhesives. Wood-based composites formed using the adhesives demonstrate an optimal combination of characteristics desirable to the wood products industry. Specifically, the wood products formed using the adhesive demonstrate (1) a light appearance when wet; (2) relatively low moisture content after soaking in water; (3) relatively little thickness swelling after soaking in water; and (4) minimal adhesion to metal press platens during press-forming of the wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Jack Winterowd, Erik M. Parker
  • Patent number: 9701095
    Abstract: The invention provides a nonwoven fabric which can improve these problems of the conventional technologies, can be produced at relatively low costs, is bulky and excellent in cushioning properties, has a good texture and is excellent in shaping ability at post-processing. Specifically, the present invention provides a bulky nonwoven fabric, comprising a fiber layer A containing a spiral crimp fiber and a fiber layer B, wherein the fiber layer B is laminated on at least one surface of the fiber layer A, the spiral crimp fiber of the fiber layer A and the fiber of the fiber layer B are partly entangled and integrated at the interface in a thickness direction of both layers, the fiber layer B exhibits a structure in which the layer is lifted up to the fiber layer B side between individual entangled parts; and having a specific volume of 30 cm3/g or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC FIBERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Fujiwara, Hirokazu Terada
  • Patent number: 9657511
    Abstract: An impact resistant door skin, a door including the same, and a method of manufacturing an impact resistant door skin from a pre-formed door skin are provided. The method includes the steps of providing at least one preformed door skin and applying adhesive to a rear side of the at least one preformed door skin. A fiberglass mesh mat is pressed onto the rear side of the at least one preformed door skin. Then, chopped glass fibers coated with adhesive are sprayed onto the rear side of the at least one preformed door skin using a chopper gun to form a layer of chopped glass fibers on the fiberglass mesh mat. The performed door skin may be a molded door skin having at least one recessed panel formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: James Pfau, Stephen Hart, James Bryant
  • Patent number: 9604929
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a functionalized carbon nanoparticle prepared by modifying the surface of a carbon nanoparticle with C5-10 aryl or heteroaryl substituted with one or more hydroxyl groups, and a functional polymer fiber bound therewith. The functionalized carbon nanoparticles according to the present invention are tightly bound to the polymer fiber, thereby providing the polymer fiber with the properties of carbon nanoparticle. The properties of the carbon nanoparticle being further provided in addition to those of the polymer fiber, the polymer fiber is expected to further expand its scope of application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kyungpook National University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Youngkyoo Kim, Hwajeong Kim
  • Patent number: 9556545
    Abstract: A hydrophobic polymer fiber mat that folds in response to the application of water along a predetermined fold line, thereby allowing for the formation of three-dimensional objects strictly through the targeted application of water. The fiber mat is preferably formed by electrospinning a polymer, such as poly(vinyl acetate), to form mats with average fiber diameters ranging from 0.5 to 1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Syracuse University
    Inventors: Patrick T. Mather, Jaimee Marie Robertson, Amir Torbati
  • Patent number: 9469940
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of modified nanoparticles in wood based panels, in particular OSB-panels for reduction of the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The invention further relates to a wood based panel containing the modified particles and to a method for producing such a wood based panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventors: Andreas Gier, Julia Borowka, Joachim Hasch
  • Patent number: 9457170
    Abstract: A balloon including a laminated film of at least two layers including a polyamide elastomer layer and a polyamide layer wherein the polyamide elastomer layer is formed at the inner side of the polyamide layer and a molecular weight distribution of the polymers as a whole of the balloon (weight-average molecular weight MW/number-average molecular weight Mn) ranges from 3 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yotaro Fujita, Makoto Onishi, Naoyuki Maeda
  • Patent number: 9427133
    Abstract: A dishwasher insulation blanket includes a sound absorbing layer, a sound reflecting layer; and a heat activated adhesive layer on a first side of the sound reflecting layer. The heat activated adhesive layer is configured to be activated by heat that emanates from a dishwasher during normal operation of the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony L. Rockwell, Phillip J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9422668
    Abstract: A sheet manufacturing apparatus includes: a defibrating unit which defibrates a raw material including at least fibers; an addition unit which adds an additive agent to a defibrated material which is defibrated in the defibrating unit; and a sheet forming unit which forms a sheet by bonding the plurality of fibers to each other via the additive agent. According to a history of the raw material, an amount of the additive agent which is fed by the addition unit varies. In addition, there is provided a sheet manufacturing method, including: defibrating the raw material which includes at least fibers; adding the additive agent to the defibrated material; and bonding the plurality of fibers to each other via the additive agent. According to the history of the raw material, a feed amount of the additive agent with respect to the raw material varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Seki, Yoshiaki Murayama, Katsuhito Gomi, Toshiaki Yamagami
  • Patent number: 9403286
    Abstract: A method for producing a building panel. The method includes forming a mix including wood particles, a solvent, a binder and optionally at least one additive, wherein the binder and optionally said at least one additive are homogenously distributed in the mix by means of the solvent and wherein the binder impregnates the wood particles, drying the mix, applying the mix on a substrate, and forming a layer by applying heat and pressure to the mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Georg Vetter, Jan Jacobsson, Rickard Rittinge, Hans Persson
  • Publication number: 20150136119
    Abstract: A method for shaping a glass sheet having a thickness Ev by applying and adhering a layer of a first material that can be subjected to traction onto a first surface of the glass sheet. The layer has a thickness E1. Either the neutral fiber of the complex moves across into the layer of the first material, the glass being then completely under compression; or the neutral fiber moves towards the first material but remains in the glass sheet, the surface of the glass being then subjected to a level of traction lower than the failure value. The complex comprising the glass sheet coated with the first layer of material is deformed, such that it is close to the final shape and the glass is mainly under compression. A stabilizing element B is applied and adhered or attached onto the complex A and of dimensionally stabilizing the final shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yannick Godillot, Marie Nghiem, Michael Pes, Charles Daniel, Yann Vitupier
  • Publication number: 20150129105
    Abstract: Various decorative articles and methods of manufacturing same are described in which decorative elements are mixed or combined with one another to form highly attractive, dimensionalized articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Publication number: 20150125644
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layer, expandable sleeve (100) for a printing press cylinder and to a method of manufacturing this expandable sleeve. The sleeve has an inner layer (110) with a hard surface inner jacket (112), which defines a longitudinal axis (A) and the cavity for mounting on the cylinder, and an outer layer (130) with a cylindrical outer jacket (132) for carrying an outer shell, a printing plate or a separate outer sleeve, in particular. An intermediate layer (120), manufactured in the form of a lightweight honeycomb having honeycomb cells oriented radially (B) to the longitudinal axis (A), is provided between the inner jacket (112) and the outer jacket (132). The intermediate layer (120) includes at least one honeycomb layer (122-1, 122-2, 122-3, 122-4, 122-5) of fibre composite honeycomb consisting of fibre material embedded in a resin matrix that has been applied coaxially around the longitudinal axis (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Euro-Composites S.A.
    Inventors: Rolf-Mathias ALTER, Patrick FRERES, Oliver BOTTLER
  • Publication number: 20150121793
    Abstract: Panel for forming a floor covering, wherein this panel comprises at least two layers of thermoplastic material, wherein said two layers substantially consist of a strewn and pressed granulate, wherein the respective layers enclose a glass fiber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Martin Segaert, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Publication number: 20150114542
    Abstract: A biodegradable biomass article for use in construction includes a cellulose biomass. The cellulose biomass includes an alkaline crystalline substance. An adhesive layer covers an outer surface of the biomass, and a sealing layer covers the adhesive layer. A method for manufacturing the biodegradable biomass article includes drying a cellulose biomass, and mixing the biomass with water into a slurry. The slurry is heated, and strained after the step of heating, resulting in a residual paste. The residual paste is compressed to form a biomass mat. The biomass mat is heated, and an adhesive layer is applied which covers the biomass mat. A sealing layer is applied over the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Angelo Marra, Alfredo Mellace, Joseph Addeo
  • Publication number: 20150118482
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating film comprising a heat-conductive layer comprising fine graphene particles and carbon nanotube uniformly dispersed, a mass ratio of the carbon nanotube to the total of the fine graphene particles and the carbon nanotube being 0.05-0.2; the fine graphene particles being substantially aligned with the heat-conductive layer; and the heat-conductive layer having a density of 1.9 g/cm3 or more and thermal conductivity of 600 W/mK or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Seiji KAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20150111055
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a building panel including a core, a decorative layer and a balancing layer, including mechanically processing production waste including a resin impregnated paper to processed production waste, applying a first mix including said processed production waste and a thermosetting binder on a first surface of a core, applying a decorative layer on a second surface of the core, and curing the first mix to a balancing layer of the building panel. Also, a building panel formed by such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: VÄLINGE INNOVATION AB,
    Inventors: Hans PERSSON, Peter Wingårdh
  • Publication number: 20150096662
    Abstract: A method of making the asphalt shingles includes applying a substrate to a layer of shingle-forming material, the substrate having indicators at predetermined spaced-apart distances, with the indicators being sensed as the shingle-forming layer is moved along a predetermined path, with adhesive zones being applied to the shingle such that the application of the adhesive zones is synchronized in response to sensing the locations of the indicators, and with the shingle-forming layer then being cut into individual shingles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8999088
    Abstract: A method of producing a finely fibrous cellulose composite prepreg sheet, sheet or laminate sheet, the method including a mixing an emulsion of a reactive compound with an aqueous suspension containing a finely fibrous cellulose to prepare a mixed liquid dewatering the mixed liquid by filtration on a porous substrate to form a water-containing sheet; and heating and drying the water-containing sheet. A method of producing a finely fibrous cellulose composite sheet, the method including subjecting the finely fibrous cellulose composite prepreg sheet produced by the method described above to a curing treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Oji Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutomo Noishiki, Mitsuru Tsunoda, Takashi Kawamukai
  • Publication number: 20150086779
    Abstract: A product, generally in sheet form, and suitable for use as an underlay for a floor covering intended for permanent installation, including a layer comprising crumb-rubber material and having a first side and a second side. A coating of a high-grab pressure sensitive adhesive is applied directly to at least part of the exposed surface of the crumb-rubber material. The adhesive is determined to be a high-grab adhesive if, after 24 hours adhesive binding dwell-time, it has a 90° peel adhesion at 300 mm/minute, as measured by the FINAT Test Method No: 2, of between 4.35 and 21.76 Newtons/25 mm width at room temperature (23° C.±1° C.) and at a relative humidity of 50%±5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Duonne Erasmus
  • Publication number: 20150079325
    Abstract: A product, generally in sheet form, allowing adjustment in positioning on installation and subsequent removal, including a layer comprising crumb-rubber material, and having a first side and a second side. A coating of a low-grab pressure sensitive adhesive is applied directly to at least part of the exposed surface of the crumb-rubber material. The adhesive is determined to be a low-grab adhesive if, after 24 hours adhesive binding dwell-time, a 90° peel adhesion at 300 mm/minute, as measured by FINAT Test Method No. 2, of between 1.77 and 3.96 Newtons/25 mm width at room temperature (23° C.±1° C.) and at a relative humidity of 50%±5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Duonne Erasmus
  • Patent number: 8962735
    Abstract: Prepreg compositions and methods of making them from particles and a binder composition are disclosed. The methods may include placing the particles on a moving conveying belt and applying the binder composition to the particles on the moving conveying belt to form a moving mass. Alternate methods may include first placing the binder composition on the moving conveying belt and then applying the particles to the binding composition to form the moving mass. The methods may further include passing the moving mass through one or more pairs of opposed, compacting rolls, where the particles and the binder composition are pressed into further contact while passing through the compacting rolls to form the prepreg. The binder composition in the prepreg may include monomers and/or oligomers of a polymer that are capable of polymerizing into the polymer under polymerization conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Rajappa Tadepalli, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Jawed Asrar, Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari
  • Patent number: 8962090
    Abstract: A method for making a variable-density carbon nanotube film is provided. A drawn carbon nanotube film, including a number of carbon nanotubes aligned along an aligned direction, is prepared. A number of thin regions are formed in the drawn carbon nanotube film along the aligned direction by reducing density of carbon nanotubes in each of the plurality of thin regions. A variable-density carbon nanotube film is provided and includes a number of thin regions and at least one normal region having a density of carbon nanotubes greater than that of the thin regions. The at least one normal region includes a number of carbon nanotubes substantially aligned along an aligned direction. The thin regions are arranged in the form of at least one row extending along the aligned direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Liu, Chen Feng
  • Publication number: 20150038032
    Abstract: An impact resistant door skin, a door including the same, and a method of manufacturing an impact resistant door skin from a pre-formed door skin are provided. The method includes the steps of providing at least one preformed door skin and applying adhesive to a rear side of the at least one preformed door skin. A fiberglass mesh mat is pressed onto the rear side of the at least one preformed door skin. Then, chopped glass fibers coated with adhesive are sprayed onto the rear side of the at least one preformed door skin using a chopper gun to form a layer of chopped glass fibers on the fiberglass mesh mat. The performed door skin may be a molded door skin having at least one recessed panel formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: James PFAU, Stephen HART, James BRYANT
  • Publication number: 20150027580
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elongate reinforcement element for reinforcing an unbonded flexible pipe, a method of producing the elongate reinforcement element and an unbonded flexible pipe comprising the elongate reinforcement element. The reinforcement element comprises a plurality of elongate armor strips and an elongate support element comprising a channel, wherein the plurality of elongate armor strips are arranged in the channel of the elongate support element. Preferably the elongate armor strips are arranged to be superimposed in the channel and the plurality of superimposed elongate armor strips are displaceable in relation to each other upon bending of the elongate reinforcement element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: National Oilwell Varco Denmark I/S
    Inventor: Kristian Glejbol
  • Publication number: 20150013877
    Abstract: Methods for making emulsified hydrophobizing compositions and uses thereof are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, a method for making an emulsified hydrophobizing composition, can include mixing a hydrophobizing agent, a liquid medium, and a lignosulfonic acid or salt thereof to provide a hydrophobizing composition and emulsifying the hydrophobizing composition using hydrodynamic cavitation to provide an emulsified hydrophobizing composition. The emulsified hydrophobizing composition can have an average particle size of about 0.3 microns to about 160 microns. The method can also include maintaining the emulsified hydrophobizing composition at a temperature of greater than a melting point of the hydrophobizing agent for at least 10 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Brian D. Earnshaw
  • Publication number: 20150013878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new formulations for adhesive compositions and also to adhesive compositions particularly for a hybrid adhesive comprising at least one mixture of an amino resin and at least one polyether, and the combination of this mixture with isocyanate, and also to the use of polyethers in adhesives based on amino resins. These adhesive compositions are especially suitable for use as adhesives for woodbase materials, more particularly OSB boards, fiberboards, or chipboards. In a further aspect the present invention relates to processes for producing such woodbase materials from lignocellulosic products of comminution, more particularly to processes for producing OSB boards, wood fiberboards, or chipboards, where the lignocellulosic products of comminution are contacted with the adhesive composition of the invention and subsequently the woodbase materials are obtained by pressing with heat treatment. Lastly, the present invention is directed to woodbase materials obtainable accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Publication number: 20150008951
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multilayer wiring board includes a stacking process in which insulating layers, each of which includes a ceramic layer and a shrinkage suppression layer being stacked on top of the ceramic layer, are stacked on top of one another, a press-bonding process in which the insulating layers are press-bonded, so that a multilayer body is formed, and a firing process in which the multilayer body is fired. In the stacking process, in each of the insulating layers, a wiring electrode is formed on a surface of the shrinkage suppression layer on the opposite side to the surface of the layer facing the ceramic layer, and the thickness of a peripheral area of the shrinkage suppression layer located around the area of the shrinkage suppression layer that is in contact with the electrode is larger than those of portions of the layer except for the peripheral area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshihito OTSUBO
  • Patent number: 8920584
    Abstract: A manufacturing process and a highly absorbent pad for a cat litter tray, which encourages the transformation of the liquid (feline urine) into a viscous state in the form of a gel and moreover, prevents the appearance of the unpleasant odors in the room and excessive bacterial growth and thus extending the usefulness of sand in a cat litter tray. The highly absorbent pad is composed of wrapped thermoplastic non-woven textiles made of a highly absorbent powder that absorbs moisture. In contact with the liquid, the pad begins to swell. The absorbent powder transforms from the solid state in the viscous state in the form of a gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: TT Okroglica d.d.
    Inventor: Evgen Kete
  • Publication number: 20140373999
    Abstract: Particular embodiments of the invention include a method of forming a tire operating surface for a road wheel. Such methods include: providing a longitudinally convex bonding surface for receiving a textured tire operating surface; applying adhesive material of a pre-determined thickness along the longitudinally convex bonding surface to form a coated bonding surface comprising a longitudinally convex layer of adhesive material arranged along the bonding surface; and, arranging a single layer of aggregate material along a retention surface. The methods also include placing a width of the longitudinally convex layer of adhesive material of the coated bonding surface into engagement with the single layer of aggregate and rotating the coated bonding surface in a lengthwise direction relative the retention surface until a length of the convex layer of adhesive material has engaged the single layer of aggregate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicants: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Ann Hutchinson De Staercke, Samuel E. Hart, Jr., Brooks M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20140366733
    Abstract: A composite filter media is provided. The composite filter media includes a porous membrane material and a nonwoven felt material laminated to the porous membrane material. The nonwoven felt material includes an amount of amorphous fibers and an amount of crystalline fibers, and the amorphous fibers and the crystalline fibers are each fabricated from the same material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia Marie Polizzi, Vishal Bansal
  • Publication number: 20140363611
    Abstract: The present invention provides a completely new flame retardant planar element having a most suitable cushioning characteristic as well as flexibility and elasticity with improvement of a features which is hard to generate hazardous gas due to flame resistance as well as flame retardance and fire resistance, a floor covering hardly generating hazardous gas using the flame retardant planar element, and a production method of the floor covering hardly generating hazardous gas. The flame retardant planar element of the present invention has a flexible planar element, which can be used for a floor covering hardly generating hazardous gas, contains at least an inorganic substance such as sodium polyborate on at least any of one surface or other surface of the flexible planar element, and has a thermoplastic resin layer with at least either one of an acetyl group or a low-temperature dependence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Fusaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8906176
    Abstract: An absorbent composite comprising: a base material and water-absorbent resin particles; wherein the following conditions (1) to (4) are fulfilled: (1) the weight ratio of water-absorbent resin relative to the total weight of the base material and water-absorbent resin is 65 to 99 wt %, (2) the water-absorbent resin particles adhering directly to the base material constitute 50 wt % or more of the total water-absorbent resin particles; (3) the average absorption capacity of the water-absorbent resin particles is 50 g/g or more; and (4) the amount of residual monomers in the water-absorbent resin is 200 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Akiyama, Tamotsu Kodama, Masataka Nishi, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8906498
    Abstract: A method of making a sandwich of impact resistant material, the method comprising: providing a powder; performing a spark plasma sintering process on powder to form a tile; and coupling a ductile backing layer to the tile. In some embodiments, the powder comprises micron-sized particles. In some embodiments, the powder comprises nano-particles. In some embodiments, the powder comprises silicon carbide particles. In some embodiments, the powder comprises boron carbide particles. In some embodiments, the ductile backing layer comprises an adhesive layer. In some embodiments, the ductile backing layer comprises: a layer of polyethylene fibers; and an adhesive layer coupling the layer of polyethylene fibers to the tile, wherein the adhesive layer comprises a thickness of 1 to 3 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: SDCmaterials, Inc.
    Inventor: Maximilian A. Biberger
  • Publication number: 20140332570
    Abstract: A pour-out member or, for example, a container has a pour-out port 1a through which a viscous fluid is discharged, wherein a hydrophobic layer of fine hydrophobic inorganic particles 20 is selectively formed on an upper end surface of a base member forming the pour-out port 1a. The hydrophobic layer formed on the pour-out port 1a of the pour-out member is not removed or broken through the repetitive use, and stably exhibits a function of preventing the liquid from creeping over extended periods of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Akutsu, Shigetoshi Horiuchi