Multilayer Panel Or Wall Structure Patents (Class 181/290)
  • Patent number: 10967605
    Abstract: Decorative laminates having an open-cell foam layer are disclosed herein. An example decorative laminate includes a decorative layer, an open-cell foam layer coupled to the decorative layer and an adhesive layer coupled to the open-cell foam layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Xiaoxi Wang, Jason W. Drexler, John Christopher Wilde
  • Patent number: 10720135
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for fabricating acoustic panels. One embodiment is a method comprising acquiring a core of acoustic cells, and fabricating a facesheet covering the core by: dispensing a base layer of material atop the acoustic cells while leaving openings into each of the acoustic cells, covering the openings by applying a liner of porous material atop the base layer, dispensing a cap layer of material atop liner while leaving gaps in the cap layer over the acoustic cells, and fusing the cap layer to the liner by directly radiating laser energy onto locations where the cap layer has been dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Eric Herrera
  • Patent number: 10699688
    Abstract: The invention provides an acoustic attenuator comprising: a body defining a cavity therein and having at least one open aperture in fluid communication with the cavity; and opposing first and second walls, the second wall being substantially parallel to the first wall, the body comprising at least one of the first and second walls, wherein the aperture and the cavity at least partly define a resonant frequency band across which the body attenuates incident acoustic waves, and wherein the first and second walls are separated by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SONOBEX LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Elford, Luke Chalmers, Richard Wilson
  • Patent number: 10689863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a floor underlayment that may be positioned directly in contact with the underside surface of a finished floor and comprise more than one layer such as a first layer pattern-unbonded nonwoven web and a second layer microporous film. Additional layers may comprise a meltblown nonwoven layer and a spunbond layer. The floor underlayment of the present invention may exhibit a sound pressure level (SPL in dB at 800 Hz or 1600 Hz) reduction IIC of about 30 to about 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Steven R. Stopper, John D. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10641271
    Abstract: A fan array fan section in an air-handling system includes a plurality of fan units arranged in a fan array and positioned within an air-handling compartment. One preferred embodiment may include an array controller programmed to operate the plurality of fan units at peak efficiency. The plurality of fan units may be arranged in a true array configuration, a spaced pattern array configuration, a checker board array configuration, rows slightly offset array configuration, columns slightly offset array configuration, or a staggered array configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Nortek Air Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence G. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10640195
    Abstract: In order to facilitate the thermoacoustic insulation of an aircraft portion, a method for manufacturing a thermoacoustic insulation module for an aircraft comprises a step of providing a mat configured to provide thermoacoustic insulation of an aircraft portion, followed by a step of attaching a bendable structure to the mat, followed by a step of bending the bendable structure, along a bending axis parallel to a longitudinal direction of the mat, such that the bendable structure forms a load-bearing structure supporting the mat in a curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Bernard Guering, Matthieu De Kergommeaux
  • Patent number: 10634059
    Abstract: An acoustic attenuation panel for a turbojet engine nacelle is provided by the present disclosure. The panel includes at least one alveolar core disposed between at least one internal skin and at least one external skin. In one form, the alveolar core includes a plurality of alveoli having a helical-shaped cavity along an axis in a direction normal to at least one internal skin and at least one external skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAFRAN NACELLES
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Rami, Jérôme Corfa, Marc Versaevel, François Brefort, Remko Moeys
  • Patent number: 10618251
    Abstract: A sound-absorbing material obtained by stacking nonwoven fabrics that has a structure for both maintaining its sound-absorbing performance and providing flame-retardancy. The sound-absorbing material is obtained by stacking a base material made of nonwoven fabric and a surface material made of nonwoven fabric, in which a flame-retardant material made of nonwoven fabric having a density that is higher than those of the base material and the surface material is disposed between the base material and the surface material. Also, a wire harness is provided with the sound-absorbing material in which the wire harness and the sound-absorbing material are integrated with each other by covering at least a portion of the wire harness extending in an axial direction, with the sound-absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Takata
  • Patent number: 10603868
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a melt-blown fiber web having improved elasticity and cohesion, and a manufacturing method therefor. The objective of the present invention is accomplished by a melt-blown fiber web comprising a thermoplastic resin which comprises 10 to 60 wt % of thermoplastic resin microfibers and 40 to 90 wt % of non-circular cross-sectional hollow conjugated staple fibers with respect to the total weight of the fiber web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: IKSUNG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hun Joo Lee, Kee Wook Yang, Jong Hyuk Cha, Gue Ssuk Kang, Chang Hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10583627
    Abstract: A sound-absorbing material with a high tensile strength and a wire harness provided with the sound-absorbing material in which the sound-absorbing material and the wire harness are integrated with each other. The sound-absorbing material may include two first nonwoven fabrics that are stacked in their thickness direction and a second nonwoven fabric that is disposed between the two first nonwoven fabrics, in which a portion of end surfaces in a thickness direction of the second nonwoven fabric has fixing portions in which fibers are bonded to each other by an adhesive or a fusion means, and a wire harness provided with the sound-absorbing material in which a wire harness and the sound-absorbing material are integrated other by covering at least a portion of the wire harness extending in an axial direction, with the sound-absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yutaka Takata
  • Patent number: 10577021
    Abstract: A vehicle sub-frame may include a reinforcement member having a honeycomb structure between upper and lower panels to secure the overall rigidity of the sub-frame, wherein the reinforcement member is additionally disposed in the sub-frame to secure the torsional and flexural strengths of the sub-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Byung Gu Kang
  • Patent number: 10540952
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sound absorbing structure which includes at least one sound-permeable nanofiber layer and at least one sound absorbing layer; in which, the sound-permeable nanofiber layer is placed alongside of the sound absorbing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Maryam Mohammadi Gojani, Mohammad Amani Tehran, Ali Akbar Gharehaghaji
  • Patent number: 10510331
    Abstract: This technology provides a sound absorbing structure comprising: an outer frame including an opening; a perforated plate member formed in the outer frame and including a rear surface facing the opening of the outer frame and a front surface opposite to the rear surface; and a rear sound absorber interposed between the rear surface of the perforated plate member and the opening of the outer frame, and an anechoic chamber comprising: a wall, a ceiling and a floor; and a plurality of sound absorbing structures of the embodiment fixed to at least the wall and the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: S.I.PAN, KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND SCIENCE
    Inventors: Gab Cheol Jeong, Eon Mo Ahn, Jong Young Park, Sung Soo Jung
  • Patent number: 10465385
    Abstract: A ceiling system for a clean room, a clean room ceiling and a method for constructing a ceiling for a clean room are provided. T-shaped beams support the ceiling from a building structure. Channels support composite panels on the bottom side of the T-shaped beams. Each of the channels is attached to the top side of a composite panel and each engages a first or second leg of a T-shaped beam. The channels may be Z-channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Louis C. Satterfield, Robert G. Satterfield, Robert J. Bright, Robert J. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10460715
    Abstract: A flooring assembly comprising at least one first lofted lapped or airlaid bulk absorber layer 14 for acoustic absorption and compression resistance; at least one impedance layer 16 for one or more of acoustic impedance, compression resistance, and stiffness; at least one second lofted lapped airlaid bulk absorber layer 18 for acoustic absorption and compression resistance; and one or more optional densified fibrous air-flow resistive layers 12, 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Kendall Bush, Ryan Ligon, Varun Mohan
  • Patent number: 10452027
    Abstract: A shock-absorber and/or vibration-absorber device is proposed, comprising at least one flexible element able to deform under the effect of a stress; said device being remarkable in that it includes at least one so-called dissipative layer made from a material having a shear modulus lower than the shear modulus of the flexible element, a shock-absorbing factor greater than the shock-absorbing factor of said flexible element, and at least partially secured to said flexible element such that a flexion of the flexible element, under the effect of a stress, provides shearing of the dissipative layer making it possible to dissipate at least part of the energy from said stress. A method for manufacturing said shock-absorber device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA—RECHERCHE ET DÉVELOPPEMENT
    Inventors: Serge Droz, Grégory Musy, Emmanuel Dominé, François Barrot
  • Patent number: 10421249
    Abstract: A sound proof material here disclosed comprises an exterior material layer 8 including a holding material 3 made of a woven fabric and a skin material 2 made of a thermoplastic resin film, and a sound absorbing material layer 9, the exterior material layer 8 being laminated on the sound absorbing material layer 9 so that the skin material 2 is located on the surface side of the sound proof material, whereby the sound proof material can endure long-time use without deterioration in moldability under inhibition of aging in severe operating environments so that the sound proof material can be suitably used while suppressing sound from a sound source around an engine installed in an engine compartment of an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadashi Mori
  • Patent number: 10422130
    Abstract: The structural system of steel walls and plates with bioclimatic and sound application relates to the creation of a general structure of buildings, walls, roofs and soils with thermal and sound isolation from an earthquake-resistant steel structure of hollow beams and columns complemented with walls and plates in oval piping made of steel, which may be installed both vertically and horizontally with their own fixation means in a building for air recirculation, with interconnected and addressed tubular structures which contain thermal and sound isolation materials controlling airflow in the to modify the weather and/or sound conditions inside the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Edgar Hernan Parra Saavedra
  • Patent number: 10399117
    Abstract: A method of making a light weight component including the steps of: forming a metallic foam core into a desired configuration; applying an external metallic shell to an exterior surface of the metallic foam core after it has been formed into the desired configuration; forming an inlet opening and an outlet opening in the external metallic shell in order to provide a fluid path through the metallic foam core; and injecting a thermoplastic material into the metallic foam core via the inlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gary D. Roberge
  • Patent number: 10354638
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to an acoustic wall assembly that uses active and/or passive sound reverberation to achieve noise-disruptive functionality, and/or a method of making and/or using the same. With the active approach, sound waves in a given frequency range are detected by a sound masking circuit. Responsive to detection of such sound waves, an air pump (e.g., speaker) is used to pump air in the wall assembly to actively mask the detected sound waves via reverberation and/or the like. The wall assembly may include one, two, or more walls, and the walls may be partial or full walls. With the passive approach, sound waves in a given frequency range are disrupted via features (e.g., holes, slits, etc.) formed in and/or on a wall itself. These techniques may be used together or separately, in different example embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Barry B. Corden, Ed Green
  • Patent number: 10337237
    Abstract: An acoustical seal system that utilizes a sound absorbing material-based sound seal for the gap or flanking path between a closed door and the nearby surfaces (e.g., the door jam or frame and the floor). When the door is in a closed position, the acoustical seal system may leave a small gap around the door so that the door does not have to make contact with the surrounding structural components. The small gap is an air passage between the two adjacent rooms. The acoustical seal system includes a housing with one or more cavities. The housing is mounted on the sides of the door core or body or on the surrounding components such that the cavities face the small air gap when the door is in the closed position. The cavities are filled with sound-absorbing material, such as an acoustical foam, that is exposed to the air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: John Andrew Malluck
  • Patent number: 10314459
    Abstract: A dishwasher can comprise a tub to define a treating chamber in which articles are treated according to a cycle of operation. The treating chamber can have an access opening with a cover selectively permitting access to the treating chamber. A condenser assembly can fluidly couple to the treating chamber for drying articles washed during the cycler of operation. The condenser can fluidly couple to an exhaust conduit disposed in a toe kick panel, which attenuates the sound travelling through the toe kick panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Venkata S. Dirisala, Aaron P. Bennett, Amirkhan A. Modi
  • Patent number: 10304437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sound absorbing and insulating material with superior moldability and appearance and a method for manufacturing the same, more particularly to a sound absorbing and insulating material consisting of an inner layer 1 formed of a first nonwoven fabric mainly formed of a heat-resistant fiber and a binder uniformly distributed inside the first nonwoven fabric and maintaining the three-dimensional structure inside the first nonwoven fabric and an outer layer 2?, 2? formed of a second nonwoven fabric mainly formed of a heat-resistant fiber, wherein the outer layer is stacked on one or both sides of the inner layer, and a method for manufacturing the same. The sound absorbing and insulating material of the present invention has superior sound-absorbing property, flame retardancy, heat resistance, heat-insulating property and high-temperature moldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Keun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10294667
    Abstract: An exterior wall cladding system for application to an exterior wall surface comprises a sealed and laminated waterproof wrap applied to the exterior wall surface, a fully-sealed insulating panel without a drainage plane disposed over the sealed and laminated waterproof wrap. The cladding system and method provide a waterproof wall structure for a multi-layer stucco coating applied over the insulating panel. Sealing materials are applied to all openings through and edges of the wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Breghtway Construction Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: William Prygon
  • Patent number: 10269337
    Abstract: Disclosed are a sound absorbing and insulating material with improved heat resistance and moldability and a method for manufacturing the same. The sound absorbing and insulating material includes a heat-resistant material, as a surface layer, prepared by impregnating a binder into a nonwoven fabric formed of a heat-resistant fiber and a base layer formed of a conventional sound absorbing and insulating material and the surface layer is stacked on one side of the base layer. The sound absorbing and insulating material of the present invention can have improved sound-absorbing property, flame retardancy, heat-insulating property and heat resistance as compared to the conventional sound absorbing and insulating material, is applicable to parts maintained at high temperatures of 200° C. or greater due to the surface layer and is moldable into a desired shape during the curing of the binder impregnated into the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Keun Young Kim, Kie Youn Jeong, Bong Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10252292
    Abstract: A method of making a light weight component including the steps of: forming a metallic foam core into a desired configuration; applying an external metallic shell to an exterior surface of the metallic foam core after it has been formed into the desired configuration; forming an inlet opening and an outlet opening in the external metallic shell in order to provide a fluid path through the metallic foam core; and injecting a thermoplastic material into the metallic foam core via the inlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gary D. Roberge
  • Patent number: 10184197
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a fiber preform for a composite fiber component. In the method, at least one first fiber structure is braided in a braiding process over the entire length of the fiber preform to be produced and at least one second fiber structure is wound in a winding process over part of the length of the fiber preform to be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Weker Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd Veihelmann, David Becherer, Florian Rapp, Thomas Miadowitz
  • Patent number: 10161721
    Abstract: A lightweight armor system providing blast protection and ballistic protection against small arms fire, suitable for use in helmets, personnel or vehicle protection, and other armor systems. A hard substrate is coated on the front surface with a thin elastomeric polymer layer, in which hollow ceramic or metal spheres are encapsulated. The coating layer having a thin elastomeric polymer layer with encapsulated metal or ceramic hollow spheres can be stand-alone blast protection, or can be added to an underlying structure. The glass transition temperature of the polymer is preferably between negative fifty Celsius and zero Celsius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles M. Roland, Daniel M. Fragiadakis, Raymond M. Gamache, Carl B. Giller, Roshdy G. S. Barsoum
  • Patent number: 10114299
    Abstract: A lithographic apparatus has a compartment which accommodates a movable object. Movements of the movable object cause acoustic disturbances in the compartment. An acoustic damper is arranged to damp the acoustic disturbances in the compartment and comprises a chamber (100) in communication with the compartment and a perforated plate (101), having a plurality of through-holes (102), between the chamber and the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Günes Nakiboglu, Mark Constant Johannes Baggen, Gerard Johannes Boogaard, Nicolaas Rudolf Kemper, Sander Kerssemakers, Robertus Mathijs Gerardus Rijs, Frank Johannes Jacobus Van Boxtel, Erwin Antonius Henricus Franciscus Van Den Boogaert, Marc Wilhelmus Maria Van Der Wijst, Martinus Van Duijnhoven, Jessica Henrica Anna Verdonschot, Hendrikus Herman Marie Cox
  • Patent number: 10084358
    Abstract: Implementations of a portable soundproofing enclosure may include: four side panels coupled together, a top panel coupled to each of the four side panels, the four side panels and the top panel, the top panel including a fan. The panels may form a cavity sized to fully enclose a portable generator. At least two of the four side panels may include an air dam. At least one of the side panels may have a plurality of louvers configured to allow air to be drawn through the panel. The bottom edges of the sides may be configured to rest on a mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Zombiebox International LLC
    Inventor: Timothy David Leedy
  • Patent number: 10077012
    Abstract: A method for making an insulated vehicle extension dash panel includes injection molding an extension dash panel from a structural polymer. The method further includes adding a plurality of components to a mixer to form an insulating foaming layer. The plurality of components includes a two-part liquid silicone compound, a catalyst, and a foaming agent. A screw is then coupled to the mixer and the insulating foaming layer is injection molded to an inner face of the extension dash panel. The insulating foaming layer is then cured to the inner face of the extension dash panel to form the insulated vehicle extension dash panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, Talat Karmo, Brian Siler, Michael A. Musleh
  • Patent number: 10029628
    Abstract: Disclosed is an insulation fiber composite. In particular, a surface of the insulation fiber composite is substantially improved such that a shape of three dimensions can be maintained as a heat resisting fiber and an insulation material are integrated. The insulation fiber composite of the present invention has excellent formability and surface property and comprises an insulation layer; and a pair of inorganic fiber layers. A first inorganic fiber layer of the pair is stacked on an upper surface of the insulation layer and a second inorganic fiber layer is stacked on a lower surface of the insulation layer, respectively. In particular, each the inorganic fiber layers has a greater planar surface area than a planar surface area of the insulation layer such that the insulation is not exposed to an exterior when the insulation layer and the pair of the inorganic fiber layers are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Gi Sim, Jin Woo Park, Tae Wan Kim, Jin Ha Lee
  • Patent number: 9963875
    Abstract: An exterior wall cladding system for application to an exterior wall surface comprises a sealed and laminated waterproof wrap applied to the exterior wall surface, a fully-sealed insulating panel without a drainage plane disposed over the sealed and laminated waterproof wrap, and a multi-layer stucco coating applied over the insulating panel. Sealing materials are applied to all openings through and edges of the wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Breghtway Construction Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: William Prygon
  • Patent number: 9924915
    Abstract: In an X-ray CT apparatus, an annular rotating body includes an X-ray tube and an opening portion accommodating a radiator that discharges heat from the X-ray tube and into which a bed can be inserted. A stand includes a frame disposed in a rear portion of the annular rotating body, and supports the annular rotating body to be rotatable about an axis. A cover which covers the annular rotating body and the stand includes an exhaust port. A cooling mechanism, disposed at a position away from a position of the exhaust port along a circumferential direction of the annular rotating body between an outer circumferential surface of the annular rotating body and cover, includes a fan disposed at the stand. A duct receives exhaust air from the fan at a rear position of the fan between the frame and cover, and leads from the fan to the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Kodaira
  • Patent number: 9908485
    Abstract: An acoustic barrier assembly for a vehicle and a method of manufacturing the same is disclosed. A decoupler layer surrounds a pass-through opening in a wall of the vehicle to defining a decoupler aperture that is open to the pass-through opening. A barrier layer abuts the decoupler layer and defines a barrier aperture that is also open to the pass-through opening. An acoustic seal is integrally formed in the barrier layer. The acoustic seal defines an exposed region of the barrier layer that is not bounded by the decoupler layer. The exposed region of the barrier layer directly contacts the wall around the pass-through opening and seals around a penetrating member that extends through the pass-through opening. The acoustic seal thus reduces flanking noise traveling through a gap between the penetrating member and the pass-through opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cadillac Products Automotive Company
    Inventors: James Check, Kenneth Ritzema, Michael Demo
  • Patent number: 9902342
    Abstract: A bulkhead (110) for separating an engine compartment (112) and a passenger compartment (114) including a support structure (320) including at least one reinforcement member (324) and a body (322) supported by the reinforcement member (324), a thermally insulative component (330) supported by the support structure (320), and an acoustic resonator (370) defining a plurality of openings that extend along a first direction from the thermally insulative component (330) toward the first resonator side and terminate at a location between the first resonator side and the second resonator side. The acoustic resonator (370) includes a plurality of cells that each defines a respective first open volume that is in fluid communication with at least one of the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Roland Van Giesen, Amin Sedighiamiri, Amit Kulkarni, Dhanendra Nagwanshi
  • Patent number: 9881599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sound absorbing and insulating material with improved heat resistance and moldability and a method for manufacturing the same, more particularly to a sound absorbing and insulating material having, as a surface layer, a heat-resistant material prepared by impregnating a binder into a nonwoven fabric formed of a heat-resistant fiber stacked on one side of a base layer formed of a conventional sound absorbing and insulating material, and a method for manufacturing the same. The sound absorbing and insulating material of the present invention is a conventional sound absorbing and insulating material has improved sound-absorbing property, flame retardancy, heat-insulating property and heat resistance as compared to the conventional sound absorbing and insulating material, is applicable to parts maintained at high temperatures of 200° C. or higher due to the surface layer and is moldable into a desired shape during the curing of the binder impregnated into the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Keun Young Kim, Kie Youn Jeong, Bong Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 9869100
    Abstract: An underlayment for a floor includes a dimpled substrate having a generally planar top side, an opposed bottom side, and a plurality of dimples formed therein. Each dimple is bounded by a dimple wall, and includes a dimple opening along the top side. A smoothing layer is bonded beneficial to the top side of the dimpled substrate and overlays and occludes the dimple openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: DMX PLASTICS LIMITED
    Inventor: Sundeepan Sennik
  • Patent number: 9855733
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite laminate may include laying up bands of composite material in layers to form a composite layup. At least one layer may have at least one gap between an adjacent pair of bands. The gap may extend continuously along a lengthwise direction of the band. The gap in two or more of the layers may be fluidly interconnected and may form at least one breather path that opens to an exterior of the composite layup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Geoffrey A. Butler
  • Patent number: 9805708
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sound absorbing and insulating material with superior moldability and appearance and a method for manufacturing the same, more particularly to a sound absorbing and insulating material consisting of an inner sound absorbing and insulating layer 1 formed of a first nonwoven fabric mainly formed of a heat-resistant fiber and a binder uniformly distributed inside the first nonwoven fabric and maintaining the three-dimensional structure inside the first nonwoven fabric and an outer sound absorbing and insulating layer 2?, 2? formed of a second nonwoven fabric mainly formed of a heat-resistant fiber, wherein the outer sound absorbing and insulating layer is stacked on one or both sides of the inner sound absorbing and insulating layer, and a method for manufacturing the same. The sound absorbing and insulating material of the present invention has superior sound-absorbing property, flame retardancy, heat resistance, heat-insulating property and high-temperature moldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Keun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9803378
    Abstract: A flooring system including a finished flooring layer and an overlayment to which the finished flooring layer is coupled. The overlayment has a closed cell foam layer, an adhesive layer applied to a side of the closed cell foam layer, and a peelable layer removably positioned on the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer having a positive coefficient sheer adhesion to the finished flooring layer over a period exceeding three weeks from application of the finished flooring layer to the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Kent Berheide, Sara Berheide
  • Patent number: 9805707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sound absorbing and insulating material and a method for manufacturing the same, more particularly to a sound absorbing and insulating material obtained by impregnating a polyimide binder into a nonwoven fabric formed of a heat-resistant fiber, having superior sound-absorbing property, flame retardancy, heat resistance and heat resistance, thus being applicable to parts maintained at high temperatures of 300° C. as well as at room temperature and moldability due to the use of the polyimide binder, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Keun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9745434
    Abstract: An elastomeric body suitable for anti-vibration and suspension is disclosed. The elastic body includes at least one layer of an elastic and flexible fire retardant coating covering at least a portion of the body. The at least one layer of fire retardant coating is non-halogenated and includes a fire retardant substance and an elastic binder material. The fire retardant substance includes expandable graphite. The at least one layer of coating has an elasticity greater than 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: TRELLEBORG INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS UK LTD
    Inventor: David Kind
  • Patent number: 9707706
    Abstract: A flexible substrate embedded with wires includes a flexible substrate constituted by a polymer material, and a continuous wire pattern containing a plurality of pores embedded in the flexible substrate, wherein the polymer material fills the pores. A method for fabricating a flexible substrate embedded with wires providing a carrier; forming a continuous wire pattern on the carrier, the continuous wire pattern containing a plurality of pores; covering a polymer material over the continuous wire pattern and the carrier and to fill into the pores; and separating the polymer material and the carrier to form a flexible substrate embedded with the continuous wire pattern” where the only change is the addition of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Su, Chyi-Ming Leu, Yu-Ju Kuo, Hong-Ching Lin, Chun-An Lu, Chiung-Hsiung Chen
  • Patent number: 9711124
    Abstract: An acoustic device includes an opening; a flange forming the opening; a first member including the opening and the flange; and a second member joined to the first member, thereby forming a cavity. The second member is formed of a material with a density lower than a material of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ishida, Naoki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9653061
    Abstract: An acoustic device includes an opening; a flange forming the opening; a first member including the opening and the flange; and a second member joined to the first member, thereby forming a cavity. The second member is formed of a material with a density lower than a material of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ishida, Naoki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9623627
    Abstract: A sound absorbing material comprising a nonwoven fibrous acoustic insulation material and a flow resistive nonwoven facing, wherein the flow resistive nonwoven facing is bonded to the insulation material and has an air flow resistance of from about 600 to about 1800 Rayls and a surface mass of from about 20 to about 150 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ZEPHYROS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael William Coates, Marek Kierzkowski, Philip John Gibbons
  • Patent number: 9557062
    Abstract: The invention relates to a damping device for a gas turbine combustor with significantly reduced cooling air mass flow requirements. The damping device includes a wall with a first inner wall and a second outer wall, arranged in a distance to each other. The inner wall is subjected to high temperatures on a side with a hot gas flow. A plurality of cooling channels extend essentially parallel between the first inner wall and the second outer wall, and at least one damping volume bordered by cooling channels. Furthermore, the damping device includes a first passage for supplying a cooling medium from a cooling channel into the damping volume and a second passage for connecting the damping volume to the combustion chamber. An end plate, fixed to the inner wall, separates the damping volume from the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Maurer, Urs Benz, Mirko Ruben Bothien
  • Patent number: 9533630
    Abstract: A moldable composite with high heat resistance and noise absorption properties utilizes nonwoven fabrics and a heat resistance additive. The composition that provides both superior acoustic performance and excellent flex modulus that may be utilized in automotive products and applications in interior and exterior structures. A blowing agent may be utilized to create micro porous cells in a polymer non-woven structure. The cells or voids make the material lighter and allow the material to have superior acoustic properties that are useful in automotive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nonwoven Network LLC
    Inventors: Stephen W. Foss, Jean-Marie Turra
  • Patent number: 9524711
    Abstract: A panel assembly that includes a main panel, a sound-damping patch, a sound-damping adhesive layer, and a structural adhesive joint. The structural adhesive joint may be used in place of spot welds, clinched joints or other metal joining mechanisms that would prohibit the panel assembly from being used in certain applications, such as class A surfaces on a vehicle that can be seen or touched by a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Shiloh Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Devon E. Owen, Jr., Jonathan W. Fisk, Mark C. Thurber, William A. Mackowski