Heat Or Sound Insulating Patents (Class 252/62)
  • Patent number: 10995210
    Abstract: A curable composition, includes a diluent, an epoxy functionalized resin derived from a nutshell oil, an epoxy-rubber copolymer adduct, and a curing agent. There is disclosed a method for making the curable composition, a method of imbuing improved flexibility to a curable composition and a method for improving oily metal adhesion of a curable composition. The method of imbuing improved flexibility to a curable composition includes providing a curable composition, adding an epoxy functionalized resin derived from a nutshell oil and adding a liquid modified hydrocarbon resin derived from a nutshell oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Mark M. Konarski, Donna M. Mamangun, Ling Li
  • Patent number: 10919262
    Abstract: Disclosed are multilayered aerogel nanocomposite materials, and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Hongli Zhu, Lei Yang
  • Patent number: 10889525
    Abstract: A sound absorption material preparation method, a sound absorption material and a filling method thereof. The preparation method comprises: S1, preparing a non-foaming material slurry; S2, producing a combustible material framework and a cover-shape container, and placing the combustible material framework into the cover-shape container; S3, forming the non-foamed material slurry in the cover-shape container to form a wet formed body; S4, drying the wet formed body to form a dry formed body; and S5, calcining the dry formed body, wherein the combustible material framework is burned off during the calcining step to form connected channels with a three-dimensional structure in the sound absorption material. The preparation method is simple in operation. Connected channels with a three-dimensional structure are formed in the sound absorption material so that the sound absorption effect is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Goertek Inc.
    Inventor: Xiaodong Cao
  • Patent number: 10844188
    Abstract: A synthesis method for making an isocyanate based organic xerogel having a low density (i.e. <400 kg/m3) and a small pore size (<150 nm) in combination with a specific surface area >100 m2/g is disclosed. The synthesis method avoiding or reducing gel shrinkage during the solvent removal step is characterized by the step wherein the organic solvent used to synthesize the isocyanate based organic xerogel is replaced by water such that during the solvent removal step only water needs to be removed to dry the porous network and to obtain the isocyanate based organic xerogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Julien Joncheray, Jan Vandenbroeck, Gilles Jean Geumez
  • Patent number: 10832828
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides advantageous graphene/graphite stabilized composites (e.g., graphene/graphite stabilized emulsion-templated foam composites), and improved methods for fabricating such graphene/graphite stabilized composites. More particularly, the present disclosure provides improved methods for fabricating pristine, graphene/graphite/polymer composite foams derived from emulsions stabilized by graphene/graphite kinetic trapping. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides that, instead of viewing the insolubility of pristine graphene/graphite as an obstacle to be overcome, it is utilized as a means to create or fabricate water/oil emulsions, with graphene/graphite stabilizing the spheres formed. These emulsions are then the frameworks used to make foam composites that have shown bulk conductivities up to about 2 S/m, as well as compressive moduli up to about 100 MPa and breaking strengths of over 1200 psi, with densities as low as about 0.25 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Douglas H. Adamson, Steven Woltornist, Andrey V. Dobrynin
  • Patent number: 10815592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal insulating structure including at least one baffle, to an article of wear and a sleeping bag including such a thermal insulating structure, and to a method for manufacturing such a thermal insulating structure. In some embodiments, the baffle includes a plurality of natural and/or synthetic down fibers and a plurality of low-melt fibers, wherein the low-melt fibers have been melted to the natural and/or synthetic down fibers by heating inside the baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Julie Caroline Gretton, John Rutledge, Stephen John Russell, Vera Chetty, Matthew James Tipper
  • Patent number: 10793249
    Abstract: An aircraft comprises at least one thermal insulation component, which is made of a nano-porous material, the pore structure of which is open-pored such that when the aircraft is in flight operation, a pressure in the pores of the thermal insulation component corresponds to the ambient pressure at the flight altitude of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventor: Florian Kurfiss
  • Patent number: 10786799
    Abstract: A method for producing an aerogel granule having a hydrophobic-hydrophilic bipolar core-shell structure combines an aerogel precursor having a hydrophilic structure with another aerogel precursor having a hydrophobic structure. The method comprises the steps of: mixing a hydrophilic alkoxysilane compound, a hydrophobic alkyl-substituted alkoxysilane compound, and an organic solvent to form a mixture; adding an acidic catalyst to the mixture to perform hydrolysis; adding a basic catalyst to the hydrolyzed mixture to perform condensation, and during the condensation adding a dispersion solvent to the hydrolyzed mixture and stirring the hydrolyzed mixture to gelate so as to form the aerogel granule having a hydrophobic-hydrophilic bipolar core-shell structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN AEROGEL TECHNOLOGY MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Hong Chen, Shiu-Shiu Chen
  • Patent number: 10737465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: an interior film in which a first ultraviolet-curable resin layer having a three-dimensional pattern formed thereon, a substrate layer, a second ultraviolet-curable resin layer having a horizontal hairline pattern formed thereon, a primer layer, and a metal layer are sequentially stacked; and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventor: Jun-Beom Shin
  • Patent number: 10710332
    Abstract: A heat-insulation sheet includes a first silica xerogel layer, a second silica xerogel layer, and a composite layer. The first silica xerogel layer includes a first silica xerogel, and the second silica xerogel layer includes a second silica xerogel. The composite layer is located between the first silica xerogel layer and the second silica xerogel layer, and includes at least one type of unwoven fabric fibers, and a third silica xerogel. The third silica xerogel is located in a spatial volume of the unwoven fabric fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Oikawa, Kei Toyota, Shinji Okada, Shigeaki Sakatani
  • Patent number: 10639829
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extrusion process for the production of expandable vinyl aromatic polymer granulate comprising mixing first and second additives with first and second polymer components, respectively, in dedicated mixers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SYNTHOS S.A.
    Inventors: Filip Lukasz Kondratowicz, Piotr Rojek, Marzena Mikoszek-Operchalska, Kamil Utrata
  • Patent number: 10617418
    Abstract: A staple cartridge is disclosed. The staple cartridge can include a cartridge body, a plurality of staples, and an implantable layer including a plurality of foam fragments, wherein the foam fragments are fused together to form a unitary body. The implantable layer can further include a plurality of intrastitial voids intermediate the foam fragments and/or a plurality of interstitial voids within the foam fragments. A method of forming an implantable layer for use with a surgical stapler is also disclosed. The method can include the steps of obtaining a plurality of foam fragments, heating the foam fragments, and compressing the foam fragments. A method of forming an implantable layer for use with a surgical stapler can also include lyophilizing a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Trevor J. Barton, Michael J. Vendely, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Emily A. Schellin, Lauren S. Weaner
  • Patent number: 10604642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid thermally insulating material, essentially free of phyllosilicates, comprising (a) from 70 to 98% by volume of hydrophobic silica aerogel particles having an intrinsic density between 110 and 210 kg/m, (b) from 0.3 to 12% by volume of an organic binder formed by at least one organic polymer (b1) and at least one surfactant (b2), or by an amphiphilic organic polymer (b3), these volume fractions being determined by image analysis on thin sections of the solid material and being given relative to the total volume of the material, the aerogel particles having a particle size distribution that has at least two maxima, with a first maximum corresponding to an equivalent diameter (d) of less than 200 ?m, preferably between 25 ?m and 150 ?m, and a second maximum corresponding to an equivalent diameter (D) between 400 ?m and 10 mm, preferably between 500 ?m and 5 mm. It also relates to a thermally insulating product containing at least one layer of this material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Electricite de France
    Inventors: Bernard Yrieix, Benoit Morel, Genevieve Foray, Agnes Bogner, Bertrand van de Moortele
  • Patent number: 10543660
    Abstract: A heat-insulation sheet includes a first silica xerogel layer, a second silica xerogel layer, and a composite layer. The first silica xerogel layer includes a first silica xerogel, and the second silica xerogel layer includes a second silica xerogel. The composite layer is located between the first silica xerogel layer and the second silica xerogel layer, and includes at least one type of unwoven fabric fibers, and a third silica xerogel. The third silica xerogel is located in a spatial volume of the unwoven fabric fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Managment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Oikawa, Kei Toyota, Shinji Okada, Shigeaki Sakatani
  • Patent number: 10476102
    Abstract: A battery includes a case, at least one of a first battery cell and a second battery cell disposed in the case, and a graphite sheet disposed at at least one of a position between the case and the first battery cell and a position between the first battery cell and the second battery cell. The graphite sheet has a terminal portion for taking out an electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujii, Koji Sakai, Kazushi Yoshida, Yoshiya Sakaguchi, Yuuichi Abe
  • 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: 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: 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: 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