Heat Or Sound Insulating Patents (Class 252/62)
  • Patent number: 10427977
    Abstract: Use of a foamed geopolymer as a fire-resistant sealant material, a method of sealing an aperture or cavity for housing services in a building comprising (i) applying a curable foamed geopolymer composition to the aperture or cavity; and (ii) curing the foamed geopolymer composition, thereby creating a seal in the aperture or cavity; and wherein the cured foamed geopolymer has fire-resistant properties, and a kit of parts for preparing a foamed geopolymer for use as a fire-resistant sealant material, comprising (i) a container holding a dry mixture of components suitable for preparing a foamed geopolymer including a blowing agent and (ii) a container holding an aqueous alkaline liquid mixture of components suitable for preparing a geopolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Alsitek Limited
    Inventors: Michael Reid, Harun Ihsan
  • Patent number: 10406079
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a composite structure that is generally planar in shape. The composite structure has one or more layers; at least one of the layers includes one or more types of fibers. In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a composite structure including a hydrophobic support layer and a hydrophilic reservoir layer. The hydrophilic reservoir layer includes a composition that is liquid at temperatures below 30-35 degrees Celsius and that is a hydrogel at temperatures above 30-35 degrees Celsius. In order to better control the phase change of the composition and, therefore, to insulate the hydrophilic reservoir layer from warmth, the hydrophobic support layer may have a thermal conductivity that is 5 to 30 times less, in watts per meter kelvin, than water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuedong Song, Kaiyuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10401085
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods particularly suited for drying tissue grade paper. In certain embodiments, a wet web, such as a web exiting a tissue manufacturing machine, is transferred to an air floatation dryer with specially arranged air bars and impingement nozzles described herein where the wet web is dried while still at least partly supported by an air-permeable belt. In certain embodiments, the specially arranged air floatation dryer comprises one or more air floatation dryer units through which the wet web is conveyed by way of a supporting endless loop or belt of air-permeable construction. The air bars and opposing impingement nozzles are so arranged as to force the web into contact with the belt and then subsequently lift the web from the belt surface in a repetitive and alternating fashion as the web and belt travel through the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Durr MEGTEC, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Rocheleau, Thomas Manning
  • Patent number: 10315961
    Abstract: Provided herein is porous material which includes, as a framework of a porous structure, ZrO2 particles and a dissimilar material present on the surfaces of the ZrO2 particles. The dissimilar material includes at least one oxide selected from a first group of oxides and at least one oxide selected from a second group of oxides, or both. The first group of oxides includes, but is not limited to, SiO2, TiO2, La2O3, Al2O3, SrCO3, Gd2O3, Nb2O5, Y2O3, and a complex oxide including two or more of these oxides. The second group of oxides includes, but is not limited to, SiO2, TiO2, La2O3, Al2O3, SrCO3, Gd203, Nb2O5, Y2O3, and a complex oxide including two or more of the oxides, and ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomita, Hiroharu Kobayashi, Akinobu Oribe
  • Patent number: 10266674
    Abstract: A blowable insulation material comprising natural fibers and short cut synthetic fibers or fiber balls. The natural fibers and short cut synthetic fibers or fiber balls are individually treated with a water repellent to impart water repellency to the fibers, and later aerodynamically blended together. The water repellent fibers constitute a part or most of the blowable insulation material, thus enhancing the durability of the structure as well as water repellency, which may be advantageous during washing or laundering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMALOFT, INC.
    Inventors: Kannan Allampalayam Jayaraman, Joseph Rumiesz, Jr., Vanessa Mason
  • Patent number: 10260670
    Abstract: Provided are a preparation method of a silica aerogel-containing blanket which includes mixing a water glass solution, a polar organic solvent, and a silazane-based surface modifier to prepare a sol, preparing a silica gel-base material composite by immersion and gelation of a base material for a blanket in the sol, and drying the silica gel-base material composite, and a silica aerogel-containing blanket prepared by using the preparation method. A silica aerogel-containing blanket having a high degree of hydrophobicity as well as excellent physical properties, particularly, low tap density, high porosity, and excellent mechanical flexibility may be prepared by the minimal use of a surface modifier without a surface modification step by the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Mi Ri Kim, Jin Hee Oh, Kyoung Shil Oh, Je Kyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10240020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing porous materials, which comprises providing a mixture comprising a composition (A) comprising components suitable to form an organic gel and a solvent mixture (B), reacting the components in the composition (A) in the presence of the solvent mixture (B) to form a gel and drying of the gel, wherein the solvent mixture (B) is a mixture of at least two solvents and the solvent mixture has a Hansen solubility parameter ?H in the range of 3.0 to 5.0 MPa-1, determined using the parameter ?H of each solvent of the solvent mixture (B). The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of the porous materials as thermal insulation material and in vacuum insulation panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marc Fricke, Dirk Weinrich
  • Patent number: 10227488
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a thermoplastic resin composition and a molded article produced from the thermoplastic resin composition. The thermoplastic resin composition includes: a polycarbonate resin; a rubber-modified vinyl graft copolymer; inorganic fillers comprising talc and wollastonite; maleic anhydride-modified olefin wax; and a phosphorus compound represented by the following Formula 1, wherein a weight ratio of the talc to the wollastonite ranges from about 1:0.1 to about 1:0.9, and a weight ratio of the talc to the phosphorus compound ranges from about 1:0.005 to about 1:0.05: wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different and are each independently a hydrogen atom or a C1 to C10 alkyl group and R3 is a C10 to C30 alkyl group. The thermoplastic resin composition can have excellent properties in terms of impact resistance, stiffness, dimensional stability, appearance, and balance therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Hong Choi, Seung Shik Shin, Hyun Ho Lee, Kyuong Sik Chin, Sung Hun Choi, Dong In Ha
  • Patent number: 10196814
    Abstract: Compositions include an aerogel component and have low thermal conductivity. Methods for preparing slurries or composites include, for example combining the aerogel component with a surfactant, binder and other ingredients, such as, for instance, fibers. The compositions can be slurries that can be used in coating applications or self supporting rigid composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Ulrich Bauer, Dhaval D. Doshi
  • Patent number: 10197211
    Abstract: Provided are a preparation method of a silica aerogel-containing blanket which includes mixing a water glass solution, a polar organic solvent, and a silazane-based surface modifier to prepare a sol, preparing a silica gel-base material composite by immersion and gelation of a base material for a blanket in the sol, and drying the silica gel-base material composite, and a silica aerogel-containing blanket prepared by using the preparation method. A silica aerogel-containing blanket having a high degree of hydrophobicity as well as excellent physical properties, particularly, low tap density, high porosity, and excellent mechanical flexibility may be prepared by the minimal use of a surface modifier without a surface modification step by the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Mi Ri Kim, Jin Hee Oh, Kyoung Shil Oh, Je Kyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10155856
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process comprising reacting polyisocyanate with active hydrogen-containing compound in the presence of Z-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene at a temperature of at least 135° F. (57.2° C.) or a temperature of 135° F. (57.2° C.) to 150° F. (65.6° C.) to obtain as a result thereof, foamed reaction product, wherein the thermal conductivity of the foamed reaction product exhibits no appreciable change at any of the foaming temperatures within this range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventor: Ernest Byron Wysong
  • Patent number: 10144676
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aerogel composite and a preparation method thereof. The preparation method of the aerogel composite of the present invention comprises the following steps; preparing a hydrophobic gel (step 1); dispersing fiber in a solvent to prepare a solution (step 2); adding the hydrophobic gel above in the solution of step 2 and stirring the mixture to prepare a fiber and hydrophobic gel mixed solution (step 3); separating floc from the mixed solution of step 3 (step 4); and drying the floc (step 5). According to the preparation method of the aerogel composite of the present invention, a high performance aerogel composite having various shapes can be prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Daehyup Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-soo Ahn, Jin-seok Lee, Chang Guk Hong, Sang Eun Lee, Bong Kwan Song
  • Patent number: 10136475
    Abstract: A cord-shaped heater 10 has a plurality of conductive wires 5a that are covered with an insulating film 5b. The insulating film 5b includes a silicone resin. A quantity of the silicone resin included in the insulating film 5b is 40 to 80% by a weight ratio. The conductive wires 5a are wound around a core material 3 in a state of being paralleled together. An insulation body layer 7 is formed on an outer periphery of the conductive wires. A part or all of the insulation body layer 7 is formed of a heat-fusing material. A sheet-shaped heater 31 is wherein the cord-shaped heater 10 is arranged on a substrate 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KURABE INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hase, Motoyuki Oba, Tadao Suzuki, Tomoya Ota
  • Patent number: 10077330
    Abstract: In certain non-limiting, aspects, the present invention relates to storage stable premixes of a polyol suitable for polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam preparation having, at least, 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene (1336mzzm) as the blowing agent and optional one or more additional additives and/or auxiliary blowing agents in amounts suitable for polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Michael Van Der Puy, David J. Williams
  • Patent number: 10035122
    Abstract: A heat insulation material is provided that is produced by drying a fibrous matrix impregnated with a solution of pseudo-peptides of formula (I), wherein: R is a side-chain of a natural or synthetic amino acid, R1 is either a linear or branched (C1-C3)alkyl group, or a linear or branched (C1-C3)alcoxy group, or an aryl group, or an aryl(C1-C3)alkyl group, or an aryloxy group, or a saturated or unsaturated heterocycle, n=1 or 2, and A is an aromatic or heteroaromatic group with at least one cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Brigitte Jamart, Alain Degiovanni, Sébastien Son, Yves Jannot, Guillaume Pickaert
  • Patent number: 9952183
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite focusing wedge for ultrasonic non-destructive testing/inspection. The composite wedge comprises a base made of machined or cast material, and a lens made of a material which is cast in liquid form and subsequently solidifies. The acoustic velocity in the base material is less than that in the lens material. The castable lens material conforms exactly to a convex machined or cast surface of the base, thereby forming a concave lower surface of the lens. A flat ultrasonic probe is coupled to a planar upper surface of the lens. The minimum distance between the lower concave and upper planar surfaces of the lens is less than one acoustic wavelength in the lens material. The ringdown time of reverberations between the two surfaces is then sufficiently short that there is no interference between the reverberations and signals from sub-surface flaws in the object being tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Scientific Solutions America
    Inventors: Jinchi Zhang, C. Tricia Liu, Jason Habermehl
  • Patent number: 9932269
    Abstract: A density controlled cold fusion concrete cementitious spray applied fireproofing material including a mixture of water, one or more of silicon dioxide, expanded glass, vermiculite, bottom ash, perlite, expanded shale, or other lightweight aggregates of various diameter sizes ranging from about 0.025 mm to about 12.5 mm in diameter; anhydrous or hydrous sodium or potassium metasilicate; waste from steel production consisting of Granulated Ground Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS); high calcium or low calcium waste from coal combustion (fly ash or bottom ash); sodium tetraborate, sodium citrate dihydrate, citric acid, or boric acid; and an alkali-resistant micro-.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Geopolymer Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Rodney Zubrod
  • Patent number: 9933379
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for determining the characteristic impedance spectrum of a token such as a monetary coin, said device comprising: —a point impedance transducer having an inducing element for inducing an ultrasonic movement in the token and a sensing element for detecting the resistance of the token to that induced movement; —a closed system for housing said point impedance transducer; and processing means connected to the point impedance transducer for determining the characteristic impedance spectrum of said token. In particular, the present invention relates to testing whether a token or coin is genuine or a forgery, of sorting coins including from differing monetary systems and/or their denominations, and also providing a “fingerprint” for forged coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Jeremy Ross Nedwell
  • Patent number: 9676064
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for forming three-dimensional structures atop substrates. These structures may be formed and processed so as to braze together two substrates. The structures may be controllably formed in three dimensions so as to accommodate virtually any substrate geometry or configuration. The structures may also be disposed so as to maintain spacing between two surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Aarne H Reid
  • Patent number: 9660271
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition for an electrically conductive resin film which is excellent in electric conductivity, tensile elongation, durability to bending and flexibility and is suitable as electrodes or protective coatings on the electrodes in redox flow batteries. A resin composition includes (A) 100 parts by mass of a thermoplastic resin, (B) 1 to 60 parts by mass of carbon nanotubes and (C) 1 to 100 parts by mass of at least one selected from the group consisting of acetylene black and graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takahashi, Hidemasa Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9630877
    Abstract: A formaldehyde-free sizing composition for products based on fibers, in particular mineral fibers, such as glass or rock fibers, which includes at least one humic acid and/or one fulvic acid or a salt of these acids, at least one saccharide, and at least one inorganic acid ammonium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER
    Inventor: Benoit Didier
  • Patent number: 9626952
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a composition for vibration damping materials which provides excellent vibration damping property. The present invention relates to an emulsion composition for vibration damping materials including: a vibration damping modifier including a compound that has 7 or more carbon atoms, a boiling point of 190° C. or higher, and at least two ether groups or at least two ester groups in the molecule; and a polymer emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Miyawaki, Masaya Uchida
  • Patent number: 9607597
    Abstract: A particulate sound absorption board and its preparation method. The said particulate sound absorption board consists of binding agent and sound absorption particle; the external surface of sound absorption particle is covered with a layer of binding agent, and the angularity coefficient of particle covered with binding agent is less than 1.3; the said sound absorption particle consists of skeleton particle and filling particle, in which the former is used for sound absorption board skeleton, and the latter flows into the pore between skeleton particles to form sound absorption pore, and the average diameter of cross section of sound absorption pore is 0.07 mm. The two-stage manufacturing technology (i.e. coating, curing and then shaping) is adopted for the said preparation method to prevent the pore between particles from being blocked by excess binding agent, and further improve the angularity coefficient of particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SICHUAN ZISEN ACOUSTICS TECHNICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weixin Qian, Jiashu Shen
  • Patent number: 9601776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition for an electrically conductive resin film which is excellent in electric conductivity, tensile elongation, durability to bending and flexibility and is suitable as electrodes or protective coatings on the electrodes in redox flow batteries. A resin composition includes (A) 100 parts by mass of a thermoplastic resin, (B) 1 to 60 parts by mass of carbon nanotubes and (C) 1 to 100 parts by mass of at least one selected from the group consisting of acetylene black and graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takahashi, Hidemasa Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9576131
    Abstract: In one example, a management server is configured to provide malware protection for one or more client mobile platforms in communication with the management server via a mobile network. In the example, the management server includes a processor configured to detect malware in the mobile network, select a client mobile platform having a malware scanning agent, and, manage the malware scanning agent of the client mobile platform using a device independent secure management protocol based at least in part on the malware detected in the mobile network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: George Tuvell, Deepak Venugopal
  • Patent number: 9517579
    Abstract: Extruded polystyrene foams are made with an added brominated styrene-butadiene polymer as a flame retardant. The blowing agent is a mixture of carbon dioxide, ethanol and water, which may also contain a C4-C5 hydrocarbon. The blowing agent mixture overcomes a tendency of the brominated styrene-butadiene to form very small cells. This allows the foam to expand fully to form good quality, low density extruded foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shari L. Kram, Simon Lee, William G. Stobby, Ted A. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9441361
    Abstract: A product composition that, suitably dispersed in paints or mixed in building products, allows to improve the thermal insulation of the building wall surfaces, is described. The application process of said composition, for the thermal insulation of wall surfaces, is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Stefania Fantini
  • Patent number: 9423532
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe coating formulations, such as those used to form optical coatings, panels having optical coatings thereon, and methods for forming optical coatings and panels. The coating formulation includes an aqueous-based suspension of particles. The particles have a sheet-like morphology and a thickness of less than about 10 nm. The coating also includes a polysiloxane or silane emulsion, a polysiloxane or silane solution, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Jewhurst, Nikhil Kalyankar
  • Patent number: 9388075
    Abstract: The invention relates to granular pumice, wherein the surface is covered with a hydrophobic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: Evonik DeGussa GmbH, ROTEC Rohstoff-Technik GmbH & Co. Kg
    Inventors: Markus Roos, Guido Runkel
  • Patent number: 9336938
    Abstract: A wiring substrate includes a first insulating layer, a first magnetic layer that is a first plating film formed on the first insulating layer, a flat coil formed on the first magnetic layer, and a second magnetic layer that is a second plating film formed on the flat coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoharu Fujii
  • Patent number: 9273243
    Abstract: Methods are described to make strong, tough, and/or lightweight glass-ceramic composites having a crystalline phase and an amorphous phase generated by viscous reaction sintering of a complex mixture of oxides and other materials. The present invention further relates to strong, tough, and lightweight glass-ceramic composites that can be used as proppants and for other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Chatterjee, Jody Pham, Shanghua Wu, Yuming Xie, Christopher E. Coker
  • Patent number: 9266743
    Abstract: In a method for producing a porous SiO2-xerogel starting solution containing a silicon compound is provided and organic monomers and an organically modified alkoxysilane are added to the starting solution. During gelification of the silicon compound, the organic monomers and the organically modified alkoxysilane react in situ to form organic solid skeletal supports in the silicon network. The resulting gel is dried under subcritical conditions and the solid skeletal supports removed by thermal oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH, Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung e. V.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Ebert, Theresa Noisser, Gudrun Reichenauer, Lena Weigold
  • Patent number: 9249281
    Abstract: In order to obtain a flame-retardant polyolefin resin expanding molded product which has excellent in-mold moldability and excellent surface appearance and satisfies the FMVSS flammability even if carbon black is added, polyolefin resin particles containing, with respect to 100 parts by weight of polyolefin resin, (i) 0.03 part by weight to 5 parts by weight of phosphorous flame retardant having a phosphorous content of 7% by weight or more, a melting point of 120° C. or more, and a 5% by weight decomposition temperature within a range of 240° C. to 320° C. and (ii) 0.5 part by weight to 20 parts by weight of carbon black are expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Fukuzawa
  • Patent number: 9205969
    Abstract: A substantially thermally sealed storage container includes an outer assembly, including one or more sections of ultra efficient insulation material substantially defining at least one thermally sealed storage region, and an inner assembly, including at least one heat sink unit within the at least one thermally sealed storage region, and at least one stored material dispenser unit, wherein the at least one stored material dispenser unit includes one or more interlocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: TOKITAE LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey F. Deane, Lawrence Morgan Fowler, William Gates, Zihong Guo, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Nathan Pegram, Nels R. Peterson, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9174868
    Abstract: A sizing composition for insulating products based on mineral wool, in particular of rock or of glass, includes: a hydrogenated sugar or a mixture of hydrogenated sugars comprising at least 25% by weight of maltitol, calculated on the basis of the dry matter of hydrogenated sugar(s), and at least one polyfunctional crosslinking agent. Another subject matter of the present invention is the insulating products based on mineral fibers thus obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER
    Inventors: Boris Jaffrennou, Edouard Obert
  • Patent number: 9151436
    Abstract: The present invention describes liquid-crystalline mixtures, and also oligomers or polymers which are obtainable by oligomerizing or polymerizing the inventive liquid-crystalline mixtures, a process for printing or coating substrates by applying and then polymerizing the inventive liquid-crystalline mixtures and the use of the inventive liquid-crystalline mixtures or of the inventive oligomers or polymers for production of optical or electrooptical components. The present invention further relates to the use of the inventive liquid-crystalline mixtures which comprise at least one chiral dopant for production of thermal insulation layers, and to such thermal insulation layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jochen Brill, Ulrich Schalkowsky, Thomas Musiol
  • Patent number: 9133319
    Abstract: Nanodispersions of inorganic clays in isocyanate may be created via pre-exfoliation, delamination, or both of the clay and subsequent mixing with isocyanate. In an embodiment, such an isocyanate nanodispersion is reacted with an isocyanate-reactive material or substrate to form a polyurethane nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignees: Huntsman International LLC, Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: G. Harikrishnan, Christopher Ward Macosko, Christopher Ian Lindsay, Sachchida Nand Singh
  • Patent number: 9134071
    Abstract: Evaporative cooler media kits and methods of use are disclosed. The media kit is for providing replacement media for use in one or more of a plurality of evaporative coolers. The media kit comprises a plurality of main media components, a plurality of distribution media components, a first width adjustment component, and a second width adjustment component. The method is for installing replacement media in an evaporative cooler is disclosed. The method comprises arranging a plurality of main media components side by side within the opening of the frame, inserting at least one distribution media component in a first gap extending between a top surface of the main media components and a top of the frame, and inserting at least one width adjustment component in a second gap extending between a side surface of the main media components and a side of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Champion Cooler Corporation
    Inventor: Alan Langton
  • Patent number: 9115025
    Abstract: Compositions include an aerogel component and have low thermal conductivity. Methods for preparing slurries or composites include, for example combining the aerogel component with a surfactant, binder and other ingredients, such as, for instance, fibers. The compositions can be slurries that can be used in coating applications or self supporting rigid composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S
    Inventors: Ulrich Bauer, Dhaval A. Doshi
  • Patent number: 9117565
    Abstract: A composite material can include a grain component and a nanostructured grain boundary component. The nanostructured grain boundary component can be insulating and magnetic, so as to provide greater continuity of magnetization of the composite material. The grain component can have an average grain size of about 0.5-50 micrometers. The grain boundary component can have an average grain size of about 1-100 nanometers. The nanostructured magnetic grain boundary material has a magnetic flux density of at least about 250 mT. The grain component can comprise MnZn ferrite particles. The nanostructured grain boundary component can comprise NiZn ferrite nanoparticles. Core components and systems thereof can be manufactured from the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Metamagnetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yajie Chen, Vincent G. Harris
  • Patent number: 9087621
    Abstract: A composite material can include a grain component and a nanostructured grain boundary component. The nanostructured grain boundary component can be insulating and magnetic, so as to provide greater continuity of magnetization of the composite material. The grain component can have an average grain size of about 0.5-50 micrometers. The grain boundary component can have an average grain size of about 1-100 nanometers. The nanostructured magnetic grain boundary material has a magnetic flux density of at least about 250 mT. The grain component can comprise MnZn ferrite particles. The nanostructured grain boundary component can comprise NiZn ferrite nanoparticles. Core components and systems thereof can be manufactured from the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Metamagnetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yajie Chen, Vincent G. Harris
  • Publication number: 20150144829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition in the form of a dispersion, a method for the manufacturing of said composition and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Henri J.M. Grünbauer
  • Publication number: 20150144830
    Abstract: Inorganic fibers which contain Na2O, SiO2 and Al2O3 as main components and do not react with alumina at 600° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Koji Iwata, Hideki Kitahara, Takahito Mochida, Yoichi Ishikawa, Tatsuro Miki, Ken Yonaiyama
  • Publication number: 20150144828
    Abstract: A composition for inorganic fibers having the following composition ratio and including no solvent: SiO2 1.0 to 54.5 wt %; Al2O3 less than 58.0 wt %; MgO 1.0 to 69.0 wt %; CaO 6.0 wt % or less; and the total of SiO2, Al2O3 and MgO exceeding 94.0 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Iwata, Hideki Kitahara, Takahito Mochida, Ken Yonaiyama, Yoichi Ishikawa, Tatsuro Miki
  • Publication number: 20150143774
    Abstract: An unbonded loosefill insulation material including a multiplicity of discrete, individual tufts formed from a plurality of insulative fibers and a plurality of conductive fibers mixed with the insulative fibers is provided. The conductive fibers are configured to dissipate static electrical charges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: William E. Downey, Michael E. Evans
  • Publication number: 20150137023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal insulation material comprising date pits and polyester resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: United Arab Emirates University
    Inventors: Basim Abu-Jdayil, Abdel Hamid I. Mourad
  • Publication number: 20150108388
    Abstract: Provided is a light-absorbing composition, which is prepared by melt-extruding a mixture containing light-absorbing particle agglomerates and a polymer. The light-absorbing particle agglomerates comprises a dispersant and light-absorbing particles capped with the dispersant, and the light-absorbing particle agglomerates dispersed in the light-absorbing composition and have an average particle size ranging from 10 nanometers to 800 nanometers. Accordingly, the light-absorbing composition can effectively absorb near-infrared light and store infrared heat, and thereby providing infrared-absorbing, heat-insulating and heat-storing abilities. Furthermore, a light-absorbing structure made from the light-absorbing composition has good transparency, higher infrared absorbance, light-absorbing and heat-releasing efficiencies, and is thereby beneficial to keep the temperature equilibrium of buildings or vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Taiflex Scientific Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chih Kao, Chen-Kuo Lu, Tzu-Ching Hung
  • Publication number: 20150108389
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing a bulk C—AlN composite aerogel with high strength and high temperature resistance, which includes: evenly stirring aluminum chloride crystals, water, ethanol and epoxy propane, to obtain a clear aluminum oxide sol solution, then adding formaldehyde and resorcinol to the solution and performing even stirring, to obtain an RF/Al2O3 composite aerogel sol solution, leaving the gel to stand, treating the sample by using a supercritical CO2 drying method, and finally heat-treating the sample at a high temperature under the condition of nitrogen, to obtain the bulk C—AlN composite aerogel with high strength and high temperature resistance. The composite aerogel prepared by using this method has advantages of high integrity, high specific surface area, intact structure, low heat conductivity, low density, and high strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaodong Shen, Ya Zhong, Sheng Cui
  • Publication number: 20150108390
    Abstract: Building materials include a dampening layer which contains a plaster and a viscoelastic polymer, such as polyvinyl butyral. The dampening layer may also include a barium salt. Methods of making a sound dampening material include providing a plaster mixture. The mixture may include a viscoelastic polymer and/or a barium salt. The plaster mixture is combined with water and/or a viscoelastic polymer dispersion, to form a slurry. The slurry is applied to a surface and set to form a sound dampening layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventors: Vincent B. Thomas, Jeffrey T. Fields
  • Patent number: 9011708
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal insulator using closed cell expanded perlite. The thermal insulator using closed cell expanded perlite of the present invention includes: expanded perlite 10 to 84 wt %ç, including dried and expanded perlite ore particles, having a surface with a closed cell shape, as an active ingredient; a liquid binder 15 to 85 wt %; and a reinforcing fiber 0.25 to 5 wt %. Accordingly, the present invention provides a thermal insulator, which enhances the rigidity of expanded perlite, minimizes porosity and gaps between the expanded perlite particles, by reducing compression ratio during compression molding, which results in lower density, improves constructability by lowering thermal conductivity, reduces material and energy costs and can reduce the area required for equipment installation by reducing the thickness of the thermal insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kyungdong One Corporation
    Inventors: Bum-Gyu Baek, Sang-Yun Lee