Synthetic Fiber (including Chemically Modified Cellulose) Patents (Class 162/157.1)
  • Patent number: 10507142
    Abstract: A fiber assembly including fibrils including a fibril which is a part of a fiber extending in a direction of thickness of the fiber assembly and including a network structure formed with a binding portion resulting at least any from binding between fibrils and binding between a fibril and a fiber in at least any end portion in the direction of thickness of the fiber assembly and a liquid absorbent sheet-like article including the same as well as a fiber assembly which is excellent in diffusion of a liquid particularly at a surface and absorption thereof in the inside and includes fibrils and a liquid absorbent sheet-like article including the same as well as a method of manufacturing the fiber assembly can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY KURAFLEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tooru Ochiai, Yasurou Araida, Sumito Kiyooka
  • Patent number: 8992731
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide cellulose fibers which can give a cellulose composite that renders high transparency, a reduction in linear expansion coefficient, and a high modulus of elasticity possible. The invention relates to: a process for producing modified cellulose fibers which includes a modification reaction step of reacting cellulose with an aromatic compound in an organic acid to thereby modify the cellulose with an aromatic-ring-containing substituent; cellulose fibers modified with aromatic-ring-containing substituent; a dispersion of the cellulose fibers; and a cellulose fiber composite obtained from the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Hideko Akai
  • Patent number: 8981080
    Abstract: A process for producing a silane-modified cationized polymeric compound, the process including the steps of: (1) cationizing a water-soluble polymeric compound in a mixed solvent of a water-miscible organic solvent and water in the presence of an alkali to produce a slurry containing a cationized polymeric compound, (2) adding an aminosilane compound to the slurry or a cake produced therefrom, thereby treating the cationized polymeric compound with the aminosilane compound, (3) optionally adding an acid to the slurry obtained in step (1) or a product obtained in step (2), and (4) drying a product obtained in step (2) or a product obtained by performing step (3) after step (2), wherein the drying step (4) includes a primary drying treatment step of performing drying at a temperature of 50 to 140° C. under a degree of vacuum of 4.0 to 53.3 kPa, and a secondary drying treatment step of drying the product obtained following the primary drying treatment at a temperature of 90 to 155° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LION Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamada, Youichirou Kohno, Yoko Osako, Yoshifumi Yamagata
  • Publication number: 20140224443
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for papermaking. In embodiments, the systems include a first population of fibers dispersed in an aqueous solution and complexed with an activator, and a second population of composite additive particles bearing a tethering material, wherein the addition of the second population to the first population attaches the composite additive particles to the fibers by the interaction of the activator and the tethering material. Methods for forming a fibrous web are also disclosed, in addition to paper products formed from such fibrous webs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: NANOPAPER, LLC
    Inventors: Gangadhar Jogikalmath, Andrea Schneider, David S. Soane
  • Patent number: 8734614
    Abstract: A polyphenylene sulfide fiber has an amount of heat of crystallization measured by DSC is 10 J/g or more and the degree of shrinkage on dry heating of 150° C.×30 minutes is 20% or less. A method produces a densified wet-laid nonwoven fabric by subjecting paper produced in a papermaking process and containing 60 to 100% by mass of a polyphenylene sulfide fiber having an amount of heat of crystallization of 10 J/g or more and an amount of heat of crystallization of the wet-laid nonwoven fabric before heating-pressurizing treatments is 5 J/g or more to heating-pressurizing treatment at a temperature that is not lower than the glass transition temperature and not higher than the melting point of the polyphenylene sulfide fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoko Takano, Koji Sugano, Yuhei Maeda, Takeshi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8728272
    Abstract: Although a microfibrillated cellulose has been conventionally added to a resin molded article for the purpose of improving the properties of resin such as strength, it is only possible to achieve the same level of strength as that of the resin itself. The object is to provide a resin molded article of greater strength. A molded article can be produced by blending resin with a microfibrillated cellulose having a type-II crystalline structure produced by treating a microfibrillated cellulose with an alkali solution. The molded article can be largely increased in tensile strength or flexural strength, tensile strain at break or flexural strain at break, and fracture toughness (work-of-fracture) compared to a molded article produced with resin containing a conventional microfibrillated cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kyoto University
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yano, Antonio Norio Nakagaito
  • Patent number: 8708162
    Abstract: Provided are nonwoven polymeric fiber webs using an improved curable composition. Such curable composition comprises an aldehyde or ketone and an amine salt of an inorganic acid. The composition when applied to polymeric fibers is cured to form a water-insoluble polymer binder which exhibits good adhesion and thermodimensional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, James Patrick Hamilton, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 8709205
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyimide short fibers having an extremely high heat resistance, suitable for non-woven fabrics and paper, and having many branches. Specifically, disclosed are polyimide short fibers having many branches, which are produced by beating and loosening a specific foamed polyimide material. The foamed material preferably comprises a polyimide produced using 2,3,3?,4?-biphenyltetracarboxylic acid as an aromatic tetracarboxylic acid component, preferably has a glass transition temperature of 300° C. or higher, and preferably has an expansion ratio of 20 times or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: UBE Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Ozawa, Fumio Aoki
  • Patent number: 8673116
    Abstract: To provide a water disintegratable fibrous sheet with high water disintegratability and wet strength, that can be used as a cleaning sheet. A prescribed water disintegratable fibrous sheet comprising 30-50% by mass of unbeaten pulp (a) with a beating degree of 700 cc or greater; 20-40% by mass of beaten pulp (b) with a beating degree of 400-700 cc; 15-45% by mass of regenerated cellulose (c) with a beating degree of 700 cc or greater; and 2-15% by mass of fibrillated purified cellulose (d) with a beating degree of 0-400 cc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Konishi, Kazuya Okada, Jyoji Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8663426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing a cellulose-fiber flat structure, the method including obtaining a cellulose-fiber flat structure by filtering a fine cellulose-fiber dispersion containing fine cellulose fibers having an average fiber diameter of 4 to 100 nm, using a filter material having a water permeability of not more than 100 ml/m2·s and an initial tensile modulus of 20 MPa or greater. The present invention is able to produce a cellulose-fiber flat structure by efficiently recovering fine cellulose fibers from a dispersion containing fine cellulose fibers having an average fiber diameter at the nano level. The method of producing a cellulose-fiber flat structure can also be applied to a continuous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Oji Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Fujiwara, Naohide Ogita, Takashi Kawamukai
  • Publication number: 20130333341
    Abstract: The fiber webs described herein may be incorporated into filter media and filter elements. The fiber webs may exhibit a high dust holding capacity. The fiber webs may also exhibit a low thickness. The fiber webs may be sufficiently flexible and/or deformable so that they may be processed to include a series of waves (also known as flutes) that extend along the cross-machine direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: James M. Witsch, Douglas M. Guimond
  • Patent number: 8512519
    Abstract: Sulfopolyester thermoplastic resins provide advantages in papermaking processes and in paper products including paperboard. Improvements in wet strength and dry strength of paper products are achieved by addition of sulfopolyester thermoplastic resins and cationic strength additives during the paper making process. The use of sulfopolyester thermoplastic resins in paper products also significantly enhances the repulpability of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Daniel William Klosiewicz, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Marvin Lynn Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8444817
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermoset and polyareneazole pulp for use as reinforcement material in products including for example fluid seals and friction materials, as a processing aid including its use as a thioxotrope, and as a filter material. The pulp comprises (a) irregularly shaped, thermoset fiber fibrous structures, (b) irregularly shaped, polyareneazole fibrous structures and (c) water whereby thermoset fiber fibrils and/or stalks are substantially entangled with polyareneazole fibrils and/or stalks. The invention further relates to processes for making such thermoset and polyareneazole pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Achim Amma
  • Patent number: 8444816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermoplastic and polyareneazole pulp for use as reinforcement material in products including for example fluid sealing materials, as a processing aid including its use as a thixotrope, and as a filter material. The pulp comprises (a) irregularly shaped, thermoplastic fiber fibrous structures, (b) irregularly shaped, polyareneazole fibrous structures and (c) water, whereby thermoplastic fiber fibrils and/or stalks are substantially entangled with polyareneazole fibrils and/or stalks. The invention further relates to processes for making such thermoplastic and polyareneazole pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Achim Amma, Stephen D. Maloney, Mikhail R. Levit
  • Patent number: 8444814
    Abstract: The invention concerns a paper comprising polypyridobisimidazole floc having a length of from 1.0 to 15 mm, where the apparent density of the paper is from 0.1 to 0.4 g/cm3 and the tensile strength of the paper in N/cm is at least 0.000052X*Y, where X is the volume portion of polypyridobisimidazole in the total solids of the paper in % and Y is basis weight of the paper in g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Mikhail R. Levit
  • Patent number: 8444815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fibrous pulp comprising a combination of polypyridobisimidazole fibrous structures and fibrous structures derived from another polymer. The invention further relates to processes for making such pulp and articles comprising the pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Achim Amma, Kevin A. Mulcahy
  • Publication number: 20130037635
    Abstract: A process for defiberizing pulp comprising the steps of attaching a first individual pulp sheet to one or more second individual pulp sheets to form a strip of pulp and feeding the strip of pulp into a defiberizer. The strip of pulp comprises a first individual pulp sheet attached to one or more second individual pulp sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Anirudh Singh, Christopher Michael YOUNG, Timothy Duane SMITH, Steven Lee BARNHOLTZ, Dirk SAEVECKE, Gina ISOLDI, Florian ROUSSELANGE
  • Patent number: 8317977
    Abstract: This specification is generally related to reinforced, parchmented paper, composite, reinforced parchmented paper and methods of manufacture thereof. The reinforced, parchmented paper may be used to form a sausage casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ahlstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Dennis Black, Alan Wightman, Noël Cartier, Raymond Volpe, Julien Bras, Carlos Vaca-Garcia
  • Patent number: 8268129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wet-fast nonwoven, preferably a fiber paper, which comprises fibers from a cellulose-containing material and fibers from a thermoplastic material welded firmly together at their points of intersection. The fibers from the cellulose-containing material are preferably hemp fibers while the fibers from the thermoplastic material are preferably fibers from polypropylene, polyester or polyamide. The fibers are interlinked under the action of pressure and/or heat, especially using a pair of heated calender rolls. The nonwoven or the fiber paper is especially used to reinforce food casings based on regenerated cellulose, especially in artificial cellulose hydrate-based sausage skins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kalle GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Hammer, Herbert Gord, Walter Lutz
  • Publication number: 20120199299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cationic polymers, such as polyaminoamide epichlorohydrin (PAE), that are derived from renewable resources and can be used to produce wet strength resins suitable for a variety of applications, such as in absorbent paper articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: John Collins Dyer
  • Publication number: 20120199298
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cationic polymers, such as polyaminoamide epichlorohydrin (PAE), that are derived from renewable resources and can be used to produce wet strength resins suitable for a variety of applications, such as in absorbent paper articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: John Collins Dyer
  • Patent number: 8221587
    Abstract: The invention consists in the use, in a method for manufacturing a sheet of paper, of an aqueous suspension and/or dispersion of mineral materials as an agent for slowing the penetration of the paper coating into said sheet, characterized in that said suspension and/or dispersion contains at least one water-soluble copolymer made up of at least one ethylenically-unsaturated anionic monomer, and at least one ethylenically-unsaturated oxylalkylated monomer terminated by a hydrophobic chain. It also consists in a method for manufacturing a sheet of paper which implements said copolymer, as well as the sheet of paper obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Coatex S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jacques Mongoin, Francois Dupont, Hubert Parant, Jean-Marc Suau
  • Patent number: 8177938
    Abstract: A method of making regenerated cellulose microfibers includes forming segmented fibers with multiple longitudinally-extending segments of slightly different composition such that there is defined splittable interfaces between juxtaposed segments of the fibers which are then split into microfibers at yields of greater than 50%. Fibers so produced may be incorporated into absorbent sheet with other papermaking fibers to provide strength, softness, bulk and absorbency to tissue, towel, and personal care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Daniel W. Sumnicht
  • Patent number: 8118975
    Abstract: This invention relates to papers made with fibrids containing a polymer or copolymer derived from a monomer selected from the group consisting of 4,4?diaminodiphenyl sulfone, 3,3?diaminodiphenyl sulfone, and mixtures thereof. Such papers have high thermal stability and accept ink more readily than papers made solely with aramid fibrids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Mikhail R. Levit, Vlodek Gabara, Gary Lee Hendren
  • Patent number: 8114251
    Abstract: This invention relates to papers made with fibrids containing a polymer or copolymer derived from a monomer selected from the group consisting of 4,4?diaminodiphenyl sulfone, 3,3?diaminodiphenyl sulfone, and mixtures thereof. Such papers have high thermal stability and accept ink more readily than papers made solely with aramid fibrids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Mikhail R Levit, Vlodek Gabara, Gary Lee Hendren
  • Publication number: 20110308750
    Abstract: A method is conceived for producing hydrophobic lignocellulosics based on the graft copolymerisation of vinyl-type monomers onto the lignocellulosic backbone initiated by a redox couple initiator in aqueous medium. The green modification process can be carried out on any lignocellulosic material, for example, chemical, chemi-thermomechanical or thermo-mechanical pulps, bleached or unbleached. The technology disclosed in this invention yields individual lignocellulosic entities, for instance, hydrophobic pulp fibres, that can be used in combination with other fibres or polymers to produce nonwoven fibrous materials or composites. A significant aspect of the invention is that the modified lignocellulosic material possesses an efficient hydrophobic barrier and minimum interfacial energy to generate optimum adhesion when introduced to polymer resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: FPINNOVATIONS
    Inventors: Wadood Y. HAMAD, Ali HAYEK
  • Publication number: 20110253330
    Abstract: Flame retardant composite materials are provided which include at least one first paper which comprises carbon nanofibers and graphite oxide particles. The composite materials may further include at least one second paper which comprises carbon nanofibers. The composites may further include one or more structural material layers sandwiched between the first and second papers. Occupant structures are also provided with fire and smoke retardant surfaces composed of carbon nanofibers/graphite oxide particles papers at least partially surrounding occupants of the occupant structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuck Zhang, Zhiyong Liang, Ben Wang, Qiang Wu
  • Patent number: 8025766
    Abstract: A boron nitride fiber paper having a very small fiber diameter and exhibiting excellent heat resistance, mechanical properties and heat conductivity. The fiber paper is composed of a fiber assembly which contains boron nitride fibers having a fiber diameter of not more than 1 ?m in an amount of not less than 40 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignees: Teijin Limited, National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kuwahara, Yoshio Bando, Chunyi Zhi, Chengchun Tang, Dmitri Golberg
  • Publication number: 20110226431
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a resin-impregnated cured sheet includes conveyance means for conveying a long uncured fiber sheet which is obtained by using short fibers to make paper and which contains uncured resin, wherein the conveyance means is equipped with at least one rotation belt set comprising a drive roll, a follower roll, and an endless belt which is put on and around the drive roll and follower roll; resin curing means for curing the uncured resin of the uncured fiber sheet; a winding device in which a trimming cutter for trimming both side edges of the resin-impregnated cured sheet; a press roll for retaining a winding face pressure; and a winding shaft are arranged in order along a running path of the resin-impregnated cured sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Nishida, Hidehiko Ohashi, Makoto Nakamura, Mitsuo Hamada, Kazushige Mihara
  • Publication number: 20110214827
    Abstract: A manufacturing process for making short fiber low denier unitized composite fabrics with abrasive features includes steps of depositing an assembly comprising one or more layers of fibrous material and optionally one or more layers of non-fibrous material, at least one of the outer layers containing a multicompartment synthetic fiber, and activating at least one component of the multicomponent fiber to impart an abrasive attribute to the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: James P. Hanson, Larry L. Pio
  • Patent number: 7998313
    Abstract: Inflated fibers of regenerated cellulose and other regenerated structures are formed from ionic liquid/cellulose dope. Fibers so produced may be incorporated into absorbent sheet with other papermaking fibers to provide softness, bulk and absorbency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Bruce J. Kokko
  • Patent number: 7967941
    Abstract: A laminate comprising aramid paper containing aramid fiber and aramid pulp and polyester film, the aramid paper and polyester film having been subjected to plasma surface treatment before laminating, wherein the aramid paper and polyester film are continuously bonded to each other. The disclosure is concerned with a process for manufacturing the laminate and an apparatus for manufacturing the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignees: Hitachi Engineering & Services Co., Ltd., Kawamura Sangyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Nakanishi, Kenichirou Tada, Miyoshi Yokura, Tetsuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7897012
    Abstract: This invention is to provide a sheet product that is excellent in moisture absorption amount, moisture absorption speed and moisture release speed and is capable of keeping a powder from falling off and that can have a large content of a moisture adsorbent, and the sheet product of this invention contains (a) a moisture adsorbent formed of a tubular or fibrous metal oxide, (b) a cellulosic fibrillated fiber, and (c) an organic fiber having a fineness of 0.01 dtex to 0.45 dtex and is characteristically produced by a paper-making method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Kazuchiyo Takaoka, Masanobu Matsuoka, Masatoshi Kito
  • Publication number: 20100314333
    Abstract: The fiber webs described herein may be incorporated into filter media and filter elements. The fiber webs may exhibit a low surface electrical resistivity. The fiber webs may also be sufficiently flexible and/or deformable so that they may be processed to include a series of waves (also known as flutes) that extend along the cross-machine direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: James M. Witsch, Christophe Lefaux
  • Publication number: 20100279061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a machine for fabricating a medium for abrasive-coated grinding material, wherein at least one continuous reinforcing element in the form of a tape or a yarn is introduced continuously during wet formation of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Arjowiggins Arches
    Inventor: Thierry Mayade
  • Publication number: 20100269995
    Abstract: Sulfopolyester thermoplastic resins provide advantages in papermaking processes and in paper products including paperboard. Improvements in wet strength and dry strength of paper products are achieved by addition of sulfopolyester thermoplastic resins and cationic strength additives during the paper making process. The use of sulfopolyester thermoplastic resins in paper products also significantly enhances the repulpability of the paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Daniel William Klosiewicz, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Marvin Lynn Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7820290
    Abstract: Water dispersible carbon fibers, (1) wherein the surface oxygen concentration (O/C) of each of the single fibers is 0.03 or more and less than 0.12 as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and forming a first contact angle with water of 75° or less as measured by the Wilhelmy method; (2) wherein the O/C is 0.12 or more and less than 0.20 and forming a first contact angle with water of 65° or less as measured by the Wilhelmy method; or (3) wherein the O/C is 0.20 or more and 0.30 or less and forming a first contact angle with water of 55° or less as measured by the Wilhelmy method; and wherein a sizing agent containing a surfactant as a major component has adhered to the single fibers of each of the water dispersible carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shoji Murai, Masato Honma, Yoshiki Takebe, Yoshifumi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 7815774
    Abstract: An element made by papermaking for use in the production of a casting cast which comprises an organic fiber, an inorganic fiber, and a binder. The contents of the organic fiber, the inorganic fiber, and the binder are preferably 10 to 70 parts by weight, 1 to 80 parts by weight, and 10 to 85 parts by weight, respectively. The binder is preferably an organic binder. The organic fiber is preferably pulp fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Tokuo Tsuura, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Yoshimasa Takagi, Shigeo Nakai, Tokihito Sono
  • Publication number: 20100212849
    Abstract: Wiping products are disclosed containing an additive composition that enhances the cleaning properties of the product. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition increases various properties of the product including the ability of the product to quickly absorb oil. For instance, the additive composition can decrease the Oil Absorbency Rate by from about 20% to about 80% and can decrease the Reverse Osmosis Oil Wet Out time by from about 10% to about 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Megan Christine Hansen Smith, Gregor Robert Buckley, Manish Raval, Craig Farrell Thomascefsky
  • Patent number: 7771810
    Abstract: This invention relates to a honeycomb including articles such as a panel or aerodynamic structure comprising matrix resin and paper, the paper comprising 50 to 80 parts by weight fibrous material having a modulus of 600 grams per denier (550 grams per dtex) or greater, 0 to 50 parts by weight powdered inorganic material, and 20 parts by weight or greater thermoplastic fiber, the improvement comprising the thermoplastic fiber is a binder for the paper and has a melting temperature above the curing temperature of the matrix resin; a glass transition temperature of greater than 100° C., and the weight average molecular weight of the thermoplastic polymer in the thermoplastic fibers changes 20% or less after being maintained for 10 minutes at the melting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Mikhail R. Levit, Subhotosh Khan, Gary Lee Hendren
  • Patent number: 7771809
    Abstract: This invention relates to a honeycomb comprising cells having edges forming a face of the honeycomb, the face defined by a plurality of points and having an area of curvature wherein at least two of the points are located in different tangential planes, the walls of the cells comprising 5 to 50 parts by weight thermoplastic material having a melting point of from 120° C. to 350° C., and 50 to 95 parts by weight of a high modulus fiber having a modulus of 600 grams per denier (550 grams per dtex) or greater, based on the total amount of thermoplastic material and high modulus fiber in the walls; wherein less than 25 percent of the honeycomb cells in the area of curvature have a re-entrant angle of greater than 180 degrees. This invention also relates to articles including panels and/or aerodynamic structures comprising the honeycomb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gary Lee Hendren, Mikhail R. Levit, Subhotosh Khan
  • Patent number: 7771811
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved high performance honeycomb, methods for making the same, and articles including aerodynamic structures comprising the honeycomb, the honeycomb made with a paper that allows rapid impregnation of the honeycomb by structural resins while retarding excessive impregnation of node-line adhesives during manufacture. The honeycomb comprises a paper having a thickness of from 25 to 75 microns and a Gurley porosity of 2 seconds or greater and comprising high modulus fiber and thermoplastic binder having a melt point of from 180° C. to 300° C., wherein at least 30 percent by weight of the total amount of thermoplastic material is in the form of discrete film-like particles in the paper, the particles having a film thickness of about 0.1 to 5 micrometers and a minimum dimension perpendicular to that thickness of at least 30 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Mikhail R. Levit, Subhotosh Khan, Gary Lee Hendren
  • Publication number: 20100175844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of mill-dried aluminum hydroxide particles (i) as fillers, such as opacity and/or brightness and/or printability improvers, in the production of paper and (ii) in coatings suitable for use on paper and paper products and the paper and paper products having the coating applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: MARTINSWERK GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Maus
  • Patent number: 7754050
    Abstract: Fibrous structures comprising a tuft. More particularly, the present invention relates to fibrous structures comprising at least two chemically different compositions wherein less than all of the chemically different compositions present in the fibrous structures forms a tuft, and processes for making such fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter + Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles Allen Redd, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Lois Jean Forde-Kohler, Kevin Benson McNeil, Matthew Todd Hupp, Gregory William Duritsch
  • Patent number: 7749583
    Abstract: A paperboard including a solid bleached sulfate paperboard substrate and a coating applied to the paperboard substrate to form a coated structure, the coated structure having a basis weight, a caliper thickness and a Parker Print Surf smoothness, the Parker Print Surf smoothness being at most about 3 microns, the basis weight being at most about Y1 pounds per 3000 ft2, wherein Y1 is a function of the caliper thickness (X) in points and is calculated as follows: Y1=3.79+13.43X?0.1638X2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Gary P. Fugitt, Terrell J. Green, Steve G. Bushhouse, Steven Parker, Jason Richard Hogan, Wei-Hwa Her, Scott Ginther
  • Publication number: 20100139877
    Abstract: This specification is generally related to reinforced, parchmented paper, composite, reinforced parchmented paper and methods of manufacture thereof. The reinforced, parchmented paper may be used to form a sausage casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Dennis Black, Alan Wightman, Noël Cartier, Raymond Volpe, Julien Bras, Carlos Vaca-Garcia
  • Patent number: 7727358
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fibrous pulp comprising a combination of polypyridobisimidazole fibrous structures and fibrous structures derived from another polymer. The invention further relates to processes for making such pulp and articles comprising the pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Achim Amma, Kevin A. Mulcahy
  • Publication number: 20100108276
    Abstract: A boron nitride fiber paper having a very small fiber diameter and exhibiting excellent heat resistance, mechanical properties and heat conductivity. The fiber paper is composed of a fiber assembly which contains boron nitride fibers having a fiber diameter of not more than 1 ?m in an amount of not less than 40 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kuwahara, Yoshio Bando, Chunyi Zhi, Chengchun Tang, Dmitri Golberg
  • Publication number: 20100078930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a crumple-resistant security sheet comprising fibers; an anionic polymer in a proportion lying in the range 5% to 45% by dry weight relative to the total dry weight of the fibers, and presenting a glass transition temperature greater than 40° C.; and a main cationic flocculation agent in a quantity lying in the range 1% to 5% by dry weight relative to the total dry weight of the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: ARJOWIGGINS SECURITY
    Inventor: Henri Rosset
  • Patent number: 7686920
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for making a fibrillated polypyridobisimidazole floc comprising the steps of: cutting polypyridobisimidazole filaments to an average cut length of from about 0.5 to 10 mm; and applying energy to the polypyridobisimidazole filaments to produce a fibrillated floc having essentially the same average cut length after the application of energy as before the application of energy; where the fibrillated floc having a Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF), when dispersed in water by itself, of from about 400 to 750 ml.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Mikhail R. Levit, Achim Amma, Edmund A. Merriman