With Formation Of Lamina By Bulk Deposition Of Discrete Particles To Form Self-supporting Article Patents (Class 156/62.2)
  • Patent number: 10981789
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for further uniformly drawing out a carbon nanotube web while inhibiting mixing of edge scraps. A carbon nanotube web is drawn out from a carbon nanotube array-in a state in which abutting members which abut on the carbon nanotube array are provided on respective outer sides of both edges of a boundary region between the carbon nanotube array and the carbon nanotube web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norifumi Morihara, Tetsuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10954615
    Abstract: The invention provides migration resistant batting that includes a nonwoven web comprising a first surface parallel to a second surface, and a fiber mixture that includes: 35 to 65 wt % synthetic polymeric fibers having a denier of less than or equal to 1.0, wherein 50 to 100 wt % of said synthetic polymeric fibers are siliconized fibers; 10 to 30 wt % spiral-crimped synthetic polymeric fibers having a length of greater than or equal to 60 mm, wherein 50 to 100 wt % of said spiral-crimped synthetic polymeric fibers are siliconized fibers; 20 to 50 wt % elastomeric fibers having a denier between 2.0 and 7.0; and 5 to 25 wt % synthetic binder fibers having a denier of 1.5 to 4.0, said binder fibers have a bonding temperature lower than the softening temperature of the synthetic polymeric fibers, wherein said first and second surfaces comprise a cross-linked resin. Also provided are articles comprising the batting and methods of making the batting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMALOFT, INC.
    Inventor: Vanessa Mason
  • Patent number: 10946473
    Abstract: A method of forming structure on a component includes: providing a component having a first surface; adhering powder to the first surface; and directing a beam from a directed energy source to fuse the powder in a pattern corresponding to a layer of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Bunker, William Thomas Carter, Wayne Charles Hasz
  • Patent number: 10920920
    Abstract: A mineral wool product comprises mineral fibers bound by a binder resulting from the curing of a binder composition comprising a phenol-formaldehyde-based resin, and/or a carbohydrate containing component; a hydrophobic agent comprising (i) at least one silicone compound, such as silicone resin; (ii) at least one hardener, such as silane; (iii) optionally, at least one emulsifier; as insulation of a metallic structure, said structure having an operating temperature between 0-650° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S
    Inventor: Claudia Zwaag
  • Patent number: 10894338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of artificial wood board. More specifically, present invention relates to a method for the production of highly durable, low cost, environmental friendly artificial wood board. Furthermore the present invention relates to artificial wood boards obtainable by the methods of present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: GoodHout Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Silvia Ten Houten, Nicola Donato, Gianmarco Marino
  • Patent number: 10876286
    Abstract: A loosefill insulation installation includes a loosefill insulation material made from fiberglass fibers. The loosefill insulation material unexpectedly has improved thermal performance, even though the amount of mineral oil applied to the fiberglass fibers is reduced. 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: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    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: 10794528
    Abstract: A pipe insulation product including a core of insulating material and a laminate surrounding the core and bonded to the core. The core may include an outer surface; an inner surface; and a wall extending between the outer and inner surfaces. The laminate may include a foil or metallized polymeric film sheet, a scrim, a porous media sheet, and a polymeric film sheet bonded together via an adhesive. The laminate may include a closure flap that is configured to adhesively seal opposite ends of the laminate together to form a cylindrical tube with the core enclosed therein. The closure flap may be configured to include a curl that provides a greater closure flap adhesive seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Monroe William Shumate, Derek Cooper Bristol
  • Patent number: 10695977
    Abstract: An apparatus of adjusting and controlling the stacking-up layer manufacturing comprises a target, a powder providing unit, an energy generating unit, and a magnetism unit. The powder providing unit is coupled on a top of the target. The energy generating unit is also coupled on the top of the target. The powder providing unit provides a powder to a surface of the target. The energy generating unit provides the energy beam to selectively heat the powder on the surface of the target to form a melted or sintered powder layer. The magnetism unit provides a magnetic field to control the solidification of the melted or sintered powder layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wei-Chin Huang, Chuan-Sheng Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10694917
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing one or more particles, and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andreas Josef Dreher, Mark Robert Sivik, Alyssandra Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Gregory Charles Gordon, Brian Patrick Croll, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10673061
    Abstract: A method includes performing roll pressing such that a first electrode mixture layer and a second electrode mixture layer are compressed in a thickness direction of the first electrode mixture layer and the second electrode mixture layer by passing an electrode sheet through a gap between a seventh roll and an eighth roll facing each other and rotating. When performing the roll pressing, T7 as a surface temperature of the seventh roll disposed on the first electrode mixture layer side and contacting the first electrode mixture layer and T8 as a surface temperature of the eighth roll disposed on the second electrode mixture layer side and contacting the second electrode mixture layer satisfy a relationship of T7<T8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomofumi Hirukawa
  • Patent number: 10661472
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing multi-layered lignocellulose materials having a core and an upper and a lower cover layer, said method comprising the following steps a) mixing the components, b) spreading the mixtures in layers, c) pre-compressing, d) applying a high-frequency electric field e) hot pressing. According to the invention, a mixture of C) 1-15 wt.-% of a binding agent selected from the group consisting of aminoplastic resin and organic isocyanate having at least two isocyanate groups [components C)], F) 0.1-3% alkali-/akaline earth salts, for the cover layers of the lignocellulose particles G) with H) 1-15% of a binding agent selected from the group consisting of aminoplastic resin and an organic isocyanate is mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Weinkötz, Ingolf Hennig, Matthias Schade, Detlef Krug, Marco Mäbert
  • Patent number: 10617769
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bacterium-contained hydrogel including: hydrogel, bacteria, and metabolites. The hydrogel includes a plurality of polymer chains crosslinked with each other, and each of the polymer chains include at least one polyethylene glycol chain. The bacteria are located in the hydrogel, and the bacteria use the polymer chains as a carbon source for fermentation. The metabolites are produced from the fermentation of the bacteria using the polymer chains as a carbon source. The metabolites distribute in the hydrogel. The present disclosure also provides a method for making bacterium-contained hydrogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TCI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 10569147
    Abstract: A flexible grip for implements to be manually swung with speed and force, particularly golf clubs is disclosed. The grip is formed of elastomeric material die cut into patterns from uncured sheet stock. Discrete non-woven fibers of material having desired moisture absorbency are dispensed in random orientation onto the uncured sheet stock and embedded by rolling into the sheet stock. The pattern sheet stock, with embedded fibers is wrapped onto a mandrel which is inserted into a pre-mold, compressed thereon, removed and transferred to a compression mold, and cured. The mandrel is removed from the mold and the cured grip removed from the mandrel and installed onto the implement grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Andy Allan Arrington, Gregory William Cavill
  • Patent number: 10569483
    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: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Asheber Yohannes, Michael John Block, Jawed Asrar, Derek Cooper Bristol, Christopher P Sandoval
  • Patent number: 10556378
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object is manufactured by selective sintering by means of electromagnetic radiation, wherein the powder comprises a polymer or copolymer having at least one of the following structural characteristics: (i) at least one branching group in the backbone chain of the polymer or copolymer, provided that in case of the use of polyaryletherketones (PAEK) the branching group is an aromatic structural unit in the backbone chain of the polymer or copolymer; (ii) modification of at least one end group of the backbone chain of the polymer or copolymer; (iii) at least one bulky group within the backbone chain of the polymer of copolymer, provided that in case of the use of polyaryletherketones (PAEK) the bulky group is not selected from the group consisting of phenylene, biphenylene, naphthalene and CH2- or isopropylidene-linked aromatics; (iv) at least one aromatic group non-linearly linking the backbone chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Andreas Pfister, Frank Mueller, Martin Leuterer
  • Patent number: 10527593
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers which contain identification fibers. The identification fibers can contain a one or more of chemical markers and one or more distinct features, or taggants, which may vary among the fibers or be incorporated throughout all of the fibers. The chemical markers and distinct features can be representative of specific supply chain information. The supply chain information can be used to track the fibers from manufacturing through intermediaries, conversion to final product, and/or the consumer. The disclosed embodiments also relate to the method for making and characterizing the fibers. Characterization of the fibers can include identifying chemical markers and distinct features and correlating the chemical markers and distinct features to manufacturer-specific taggants to determine supply chain information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Scott Gregory Gaynor, Andrew Ervin McLeod, Steven Anthony Wilson, Humberto Collazo, Larry Wayne Renfro, Lydia Juanita Salyer, Jeremy Kenneth Steach, Michael John Rodig, Brian Douglas Seiler, Jonathan Horton, Clarissa Tatum
  • 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: 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: 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: 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