Stratified Or Layered Articles Patents (Class 264/112)
  • Patent number: 10828204
    Abstract: Several variations of core formation techniques and machines to produced cores are disclosed, including a large and small discrete core, formed on a screen and combined; a large and small continuous core, formed on a web; and two and three-dimensional cores, formed on a screen, and core formation on a non-woven web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Nelson, Collin Heinz
  • Patent number: 10766186
    Abstract: A method of integrating a first fibrous web with a second fibrous web, said method comprising the steps of: a. providing a first absorbent fibrous web material; b. providing a topsheet comprising a second fibrous web material; c. providing an integrating means; and d. integrating said first absorbent fibrous web material and said second fibrous web material by processing through said integrating means. The step of integrating said first absorbent fibrous web material and said second fibrous web material comprises inter-entangling fibers from the first absorbent fibrous web and fibers from the second fibrous web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean Jianqun Zhao, John Richard Noel, Karen Denise McAffry, Gary Wayne Gilbertson, Brian Francis Gray, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 10646916
    Abstract: A method to form a displacement includes disposing a powder blend (comprising a plurality of ground ceramic particles and a plurality of ground resin particles) into a mold, densifying the powder blend while in the mold, heating the mold to form a first displacement, impregnating said first displacement with a polymer precursor compound to form a second displacement, and heating the second displacement to form a third displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Destech Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Rohrbacker, Jon Chatwood, William Palmer
  • Patent number: 10647053
    Abstract: In an example of a three-dimensional (3D) printing method, a polymeric build material is applied. A fusing agent is selectively applied on at least a portion of the polymeric build material. A mechanical tailoring agent is selectively applied on at least a region of the portion. The polymeric build material is exposed to radiation, thereby fusing the at least the portion of the polymeric build material in contact with the fusing agent to form a layer. The mechanical tailoring agent forms a composite layer in the at least the region, and the composite layer has a different mechanical property than that of an area of the layer not in contact with the mechanical tailoring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Erickson, Lihua Zhao, Howard S. Tom, Aja Hartman, Yan Zhao, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Patent number: 10596042
    Abstract: A liquid absorbent structure is made by dry laying a fibrous web having incorporated therein a superabsorbent material, and applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to at least one surface of the web. The aqueous composite stabilizer imparts integrity to the resulting structure without substantially impairing the effectiveness of the superabsorbent material to absorb liquid while forming the absorbent structure without removing the water from aqueous composite stabilizer or drying out the absorbent structure. The absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer. The absorbent composite comprises about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: David Arthur Fell, Steven Michael Hurley, Donald LeRoy Smith, Kendell Jean Williams, Nicholas Alan Kraft, Johanna Marie Buss, David John Paulson, Thomas Gerard Vercauteren, Sara Lynn Rosack, James George Van Himbergen
  • Patent number: 10526795
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an outdoor bamboo floor and a manufacturing method thereof, in particular, to an outdoor bamboo floor subjected to an immersion treatment using hot oil. Conduits or other capillary structures of a bamboo material in the outdoor bamboo floor of the present invention are filled with an oil medium, with an oil content of 2-10%. The manufacturing method includes immersing a plate blank of the bamboo floor in a hydrophobic organic medium at 100-300° C. for 1-10h, and are statically cooled down to a room temperature after being taken out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Zhejiang Yongyu Bamboo Joint-Stock Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiangang Song, Fuqing Liu, Gang Cheng, Yongxing Chen
  • Patent number: 10518478
    Abstract: A method of depositing powder in an additive manufacturing system includes driving a recoater along a drive axis and oscillating the recoater along an oscillation axis. The recoater is oscillated while the recoater is driven along the drive axis to overcome the effect of one or more particle movement restriction mechanisms for smoothing powder deposited in a build chamber of an additive manufacturing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Karl Reynolds, Sergey Mironets
  • Patent number: 10472766
    Abstract: A sheet manufacturing apparatus has a manufacturing unit that makes a sheet; and a plurality of supply units that supply loaded feedstock to the manufacturing unit; and the feedstocks supplied from the plural supply units are conveyed overlapping each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Murayama, Nobuhito Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10464134
    Abstract: A 3D printing system may print a desired 3D object. A fusible powder may fuse when subjected to a fusing condition. A deposition system may deposit portions of the fusible powder on a substrate. A fusing system may apply the fusing condition to the deposited fusible powder. Inhibitor material may not fuse when subjected to the fusing condition. An insertion system may insert a portion of the inhibitor material between portions of the deposited fusible powder after having been deposited by the deposition system, but before being fused by the fusing system, so as to form a boundary that defines at least a portion of a surface of the desired 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventor: Behrokh Khoshnevis
  • Patent number: 10376421
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for deforming a web comprising the steps of supplying a precursor web; weakening the precursor web at a plurality of locations to create a plurality of weakened, melt-stabilized locations in precursor web; and forming a plurality of first features and a plurality of second features throughout the first and second layers of the web in the z-direction, wherein the plurality of first and second features are formed simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard George Coe, Kevin Gerard Muhs, Robert Karl Isburgh, Rong Deng, Amit Kumar Kaushik, Mathias Johannes Hilpert
  • Patent number: 10183092
    Abstract: A sanitary article includes an absorbent pad including an upper sheet layer, a lower sheet layer, and a pulp-and-SAP powder layer combination. The powder layer combination is constituted by alternate layers of pulverized pulp and superabsorbent polymer (SAP) powder. A method for making the sanitary article is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KANG NA HSIUNG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Chi Tai, Ho-Hsi Yang, Chun-Meng Huang, Chien-Chung Su
  • Patent number: 10093581
    Abstract: A batch made of refractory mineral materials for lining of assemblies used for nonferrous metal melts, contains over 90% by weight of a mixture of the following constituents:—from 3 to 74% by weight of at least one coarse-grain raw olivine material with at least 70% by weight forsterite content and having grain sizes of 50% by weight over 0.1 mm—from 25 to 49% by weight of at least one ground magnesia with grain sizes of 50% by weight?1 mm—from 0.9 to 14% by weight of at least one ground silicon carbide (SiC) with grain sizes of 50% by weight?1 mm—from 0.1 to 10% by weight of at least one fine-particle dry pulverulent silica with particle sizes?500 ?m—from 0 to 4% by weight of at least one antioxidant known per se for refractory products—from 0 to 4% by weight of at least one additional granulated refractory raw material known per se, more particularly having grain sizes of 50% by weight, in particular of 80% by weight, preferably of 100% by weight over 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Refratechnik Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Helge Jansen, Volker Stein, Thomas Schemmel
  • Patent number: 9849634
    Abstract: A sheet manufacturing apparatus includes a mixing unit that mixes fibers and a composite in the atmosphere, a forming unit that deposits and heats a mixture mixed by the mixing unit to form a sheet; in which the composite is resin particles with at least a portion of a surface coated by inorganic fine particles, and an absolute value of an average charging amount of the composite is 40 ?C/g or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Ueno
  • Patent number: 9802254
    Abstract: A method of: providing an emulsion having a zinc powder and a liquid phase; drying the emulsion to form a sponge; sintering the sponge in an inert atmosphere to form a sintered sponge; heating the sintered sponge in an oxidizing atmosphere to form an oxidized sponge having zinc oxide on the surface of the oxidized sponge; and heating the oxidized sponge in an inert atmosphere at above the melting point of the zinc. A method of: providing an emulsion comprising a zinc powder and a liquid phase; placing the emulsion into a mold, wherein the emulsion is in contact with a metal substrate; and drying the emulsion to form a sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Debra R. Rolison, Joseph F. Parker, Jeffrey W. Long
  • Patent number: 9604282
    Abstract: There is provided a selective laser sintering method capable of reducing the trouble in chipping or breakage of the machining tool and the like. The manufacturing method according to an embodiment of the present invention is a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object by repetition of a powder-layer forming and a solidified-layer forming, the repetition including the steps of (i) forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing a sintering of the powder in the predetermined portion or a melting and subsequent solidification thereof, and (ii) forming another solidified layer by newly forming a powder layer on the resulting solidified layer, followed by the irradiation of a predetermined portion of the powder layer with the light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Abe, Masataka Takenami, Isamu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9551155
    Abstract: A building board includes an undercoat coating, an overcoat coating having lower pigment content than the undercoat coating and having different hue from the undercoat coating and having variations in position and thickness, an inkjet coating having different hue from the overcoat coating and is applying partially, and a clear coating successively formed on surface of inorganic base material having a plurality of wood board patterns. There also is provided a method for manufacturing a building board including the steps of applying an undercoat paint to surface of inorganic base material having a plurality of wood board patterns, applying an overcoat paint having lower pigment weight concentration than the undercoat paint and having different hue from the undercoat paint, scraping off a part of the applied overcoat paint before the overcoat paint cures, partially applying inkjet painting having different hue from the overcoat paint, and applying a clear paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daizou Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9534440
    Abstract: Molded articles are provided. An exemplary molded article includes an inner panel portion, a main body portion, and a contoured portion extending between and interconnecting the inner panel portion and the main body portion so as to surround the inner panel portion and be surrounded by the main body portion. The contoured portion includes contoured corner segments and contoured elongated segments extending between respective pairs of the contoured corner segments. The contoured corner segments have a first maximum thickness. The contoured elongated segments have a second maximum thickness that is greater than the first maximum thickness. Related methods, assemblies, and apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy D. Gouge, Robert C. Allen, Allen R. Hill
  • Patent number: 9521934
    Abstract: A robotic vacuum wherein the housing of the system is cylindrical in form with two wheels of diameter larger than the diameter of the housing supporting the housing on either end. Larger wheels permit the device to more easily travel over small bumps or obstacles and changes in elevation. Furthermore, the design requires less power to drive the housing, so more energy is available for the primary function of vacuuming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Bobsweep Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Soroush Mehrnia, Amin Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Masih Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Azadeh Afshar Bakooshli
  • Patent number: 9511546
    Abstract: A three dimensional printing apparatus is provided. The three-dimensional printing apparatus includes a tank, a rotatable platform, a light source module and a controller. The rotatable platform is elevatably disposed above the tank, and the light module is disposed under the tank. When the controller controls the rotatable platform elevating to a height along an axis direction, the controller controls the rotatable platform rotating a plurality of rotating angles in sequence around the axis direction and controls the light source module irradiating liquid-formation material, so as to sequentially solidify a plurality of object sections of a single layer object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc., Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited
    Inventors: Peng-Yang Chen, Chung-Kang Chu
  • Patent number: 9464523
    Abstract: A method for determining local permeability variations in a well core sample includes flowing a test fluid from an inflow surface of a core sample toward an exit surface of the core sample for a period of time, splitting the core sample along a splitting plane revealing an invasion depth of the test fluid and determining local permeability variations in the core sample using the invasion depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brenden Grove, Jeremy Harvey
  • Patent number: 9464371
    Abstract: A rotating drum (1) has a collecting/stacking recess (2) in the outer peripheral surface thereof, and includes: a drum body (3); and an air-permeable porous member (4) that forms the bottom surface (2A) of the collecting/stacking recess (2). The porous member (4) is sandwiched between: an outer shaping member (6) arranged so as to oppose the bottom surface (2A); and an inner shaping member (7) arranged between the porous member (4) and the drum body (3). Both the shaping members (6, 7) are arranged so as to overlap the porous member (4). Each shaping member (6, 7) has a recess-bottom-surface corresponding section (6A, 7A) that overlaps the bottom surface (2A) of the collecting/stacking recess (2) in a planar view thereof, and that is constituted by: a plurality of openings (65, 75) that penetrate the recess-bottom-surface corresponding section (6A, 7A) in the thickness direction; and an opening defining section (60, 70) that partitions and forms the openings (65, 75).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji Matsunaga, Hiroshi Maruyama, Tomoyuki Motegi
  • Patent number: 9446898
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a tank. A first mold having a first molding surface corresponding to a first portion of an outside surface of the tank is provided. A second mold having a second molding surface corresponding to a second portion of the outside surface of the tank is provided. The first portion and the second portion form the outside surface of the tank having an opening disposed therein. A mold release agent is disposed onto the first and second molding surface. A molding bladder is provided. An outside surface of the molding bladder when inflated substantially corresponds to an inside surface of the tank having the opening disposed therein. A reinforcement material is disposed onto one of the molding bladder and the molding surfaces. The first and the second mold are combined in a sealed fashion. The first and the second mold have accommodated therebetween the reinforcement material and the molding bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Glen Aylward
  • Patent number: 9353462
    Abstract: A fiber blend is provided that includes highly fibrillated aramid fibers and is easily dispersed in a polymer matrix. Embodiments of the fiber blend include highly-fibrillated aramid fibers; non-fibrillated aramid fibers; and an anti-static agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: DOWCO LLC
    Inventors: Todd D Johnson, Paul M Standley
  • Patent number: 9312055
    Abstract: A production method for a case-integrated bonded magnet includes: filling a tubular cavity with a magnet raw material that includes a rare-earth magnet powder and a thermosetting resin binder; heating the magnet raw material to cause the thermosetting resin softened or melted while compressively molding the magnet raw material to obtain a tubular compact; discharging the tubular compact from the tubular cavity while press-fitting the tubular compact into a metal tubular case having an inner peripheral surface coaxial with the tubular cavity; and heat-curing the tubular compact with the tubular case to cure the thermosetting resin. The tubular compact press-fitted into the tubular case is thermally cured thereby causing the tubular compact to transform to a tubular bonded magnet, which expands unexpectedly due to heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: AICHI STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Honkura, Hironari Mitarai, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Masayuki Kato, Ikuzou Okumura
  • Patent number: 9187867
    Abstract: A pavement for vehicles and pedestrians, which is formed by a conventional foundation of stones and sand on which there are placed parallel alignments of elongate construction elements having an upper part and a lower part that are connected together by a narrowed intermediate part, the space between the narrowed parts of two adjacent alignments being filled with soil or compost in which a decorative plant is planted and a mechanism being arranged to achieve the regularity of the spacing between the alignments and the stability thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: TERREAL
    Inventors: Philippe Male, Paul Vincent
  • Patent number: 9173740
    Abstract: A method for producing a prosthetic acetabulum includes the following steps. First, one makes available a ceramic cup (1) that has a concave internal receiving face (3) and has an external annular receiving structure (6). Next, one makes available a placement and orientation insert (7) that has an annular peripheral fixing structure (10) designed to cooperate with the receiving face (9) of the external annular receiving structure (6) by engaging around the external annular receiving structure (6). Next, one heats the placement and orientation insert (7) in order to increase the dimensions of the insert. Next, one engages the annular peripheral fixing structure (10) around the receiving face (9) of the external annular receiving structure (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Inventorio SA
    Inventor: Thomas Gradel
  • Patent number: 9159489
    Abstract: The invention includes: powder preparation step of obtaining magnetic core powders by mixing, of magnetic powders with thermosetting resin powders in hot state; powder filling step of filling the obtained magnetic core powders into a die; a compaction step of compacting magnetic core powders; and compact heating step of heating, compacts to the elevated temperature state at which the thermosetting resin hardens after compaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junghwan Hwang, Takeshi Hattori, Masaki Hirano, Masaki Sugiyama, Yusuke Oishi, Daisuke Okamoto, Hidenari Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9127722
    Abstract: A method for producing a resilient force-transmitting member, in particular for transmitting torques for example in a motor vehicle or in an industrial application, wherein the force-transmitting member is provided with at least two receiving openings for connecting to force-transmitting components, an elastomer body and at least one inlay loop embedded in the elastomer body. The method includes positioning the at least one inlay loop in a predetermined desired position in a mold, providing at least one venting mandrel in the mold one free end of which is in contact with the inlay loop, injecting elastomer material into the mold, removing the at least one venting mandrel and vulcanizing the elastomer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SGF SUEDDEUTSCHE GELENKSCHEIBENFABRIK GMBH & CO., KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Nindel, Marc Brandl, Josef Stubenrauch
  • Patent number: 9120248
    Abstract: There are provided a shaping sheet provided on a surface thereof with a fine irregular shape which is capable of forming a fine pattern with a high-grade feel on a material to be shaped, and is excellent in releasability from the material, as well as a decorative plate shaped by the shaping sheet. The shaping sheet of the present invention includes a substrate, at least an ink layer partially formed on the substrate and a surface shaped layer which is present on and contacted with the ink layer so as to cover a whole surface including both a region where the ink layer is formed and a region where no ink layer is formed, wherein the surface shaped layer is formed by crosslinking and curing an ionizing radiation-curable resin composition, and has a convex shape on a surface thereof which is located in a portion just above the ink layer and in the vicinity of the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Saitou, Toshitake Kobayashi, Kenichi Tachihara, Takashi Iizuka
  • Publication number: 20150147514
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation panel, which has a high degree of freedom in shape, is capable of stably obtaining an excellent insulating property and has a long lifetime, is provided. A process for manufacturing a vacuum insulation panel (1) includes a step of pressurizing core members (10) under a pressure of at most 1×106 Pa to form a molded product (12), the core members containing fumed silica with a binder (A?) 10a, which includes fumed silica (A) and a binder applied to surfaces thereof; and a step of decompressing and encapsulating the molded product (12) in an outer sheath having an airtight property. A vacuum insulation panel includes an outer sheath (14) having an airtight property; a molded product (12) having core members (10), the core members containing fumed silica with a binder (A?), which includes fumed silica (A) and a binder applied to surfaces thereof; and the molded product (12) being decompressed and encapsulated in the outer sheath (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuhiro SHINOHARA, Yuya HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20150137411
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing an inorganic fiber-bonded ceramic material, which can produce, at a high yield, an inorganic fiber-bonded ceramic material with fewer defects, and with an end part and a central part equivalent to each other in microstructure and mechanical properties, and also makes it possible to increase the ceramic material in size. The method for producing an inorganic fiber-bonded ceramic material is characterized in that it includes: a first pressing step of setting, in a carbon die, a laminate to be surrounded by a ceramic powder, the laminate obtained by stacking a coated inorganic fiber shaped product including an inorganic fiber part of inorganic fibers that have a pyrolysis initiation temperature of 1900° C. or lower, and a surface layer of an inorganic substance for bonding the inorganic fibers to each other, and pressing the laminate at a temperature of 1000 to 1800° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kenji Matsunaga, Shinji Kajii, Shohei Suizu, Tsutomu Kodama
  • Publication number: 20150141545
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing a bearing material having excellent wear-resistance and oxidation resistance. The method of producing a bearing material 10 according to the present invention comprises molding a substrate 12 containing a radical scavenger and a polymer material; washing at least a part 16 of the substrate 12 with a washing liquid; and grafting a polymer chain having a phosphorylcholine group from at least the part 16 of the surface after washing so as to form a polymer film 30 on at least the part of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Kyomoto, Shihori Yamane, Kenichi Saiga
  • Publication number: 20150140634
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer product comprising the components consisting of a polymer in form of granules; a multidimensional structure containing amphiphilic molecules, such as lipids, surfactants or polymers, wherein said polymer product has an active and/or passive oxygen or CO2 barrier, with an UV blocking activity or with potentially colouring with the incorporation of the multidimensional structure. It further relates to a method for manufacturing notably said polymer products, in particular from multidimensional aggregated components as barrier or carriers of living microbial cells and biological barriers in plastic and textile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: William DIERICKX, Dirk DE CUYPER, Nina GUNDE-CIMERMAN, Natasa POKLAR ULRIH
  • Publication number: 20150123305
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a textured element may include (a) collecting a plurality of filaments upon a textured surface to form a non-woven textile and (b) separating the non-woven textile from the textured surface. Another method of manufacturing a textured element may include depositing a plurality of thermoplastic polymer filaments upon a first surface of a polymer layer to (a) form a non-woven textile and (b) bond the filaments to the polymer layer. A textured surface may then be separated from a second surface of the polymer layer, the second surface being opposite the first surface, and the second surface having a texture from the textured surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Carrie L. Davis, Bhupesh Dua, James A. Niegowski
  • Patent number: 9017589
    Abstract: A method for forming three dimensional objects is disclosed. The method includes printing building material, layer by layer, to form a three dimensional object on a printing tray by moving a printing block that comprises a printing head, at least two curing sources and a leveler in forward and reverse passages. The printing is done by moving the printing block in a forward passage when the distance between the printing block and the printing tray is such that the leveler does not touch a layer being built, adjusting a height position of the printing tray relative to the printing block prior to printing a reverse passage and moving the printing block in the reverse passage, wherein during the reserve passage the leveler touches and levels the layer being built.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventors: Eliahu M. Kritchman, Eduardo Napadensky, Igal Zeytoun
  • Publication number: 20150107759
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a combustible heat source having a barrier, the method including providing a mould defining a cavity; placing a particulate component in the mould cavity; placing a laminar component, adjacent the mould, to cover the cavity opening; and compressing the particulate component to form the combustible heat source, wherein, during the compression step, the barrier is formed by punching the laminar component using a punch and the mould, the punch acting on the barrier to compress the particulate component and affix the barrier to the combustible heat source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Laurent Edouard Poget, Oleg Mironov, Guenter Rinn, Hans Lippert
  • Publication number: 20150101509
    Abstract: The method of making a compressed biocomposite body includes compressing a mass of biocomposite material comprised of discrete particles and a network of interconnected glucan-containing mycelia cells in the presence of heat and moisture into a compressed body having a density in excess of 18 pcf. Compression may take place batch wise in a press or continuously in a path of narrowing cross-section defined by a series of heated rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Gavin R. McIntyre, Jeffrey D. Betts, Gregory Tudryn, Liam Mooney
  • Publication number: 20150099155
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonwoven fiber mat for reinforcing a plate or electrode of a lead-acid battery includes a plurality of glass fibers and an acid resistant binder that couples the plurality of glass fibers together. The nonwoven fiber mat also includes a wetting component that is applied to the glass fibers and/or nonwoven fiber mat to increase the wettability of the nonwoven fiber mat such that the nonwoven fiber mat exhibits an average water wick height of at least 0.5 cm after exposure to water for 10 minutes conducted according to method ISO8787. The wetting component may be dissolvable in an acid solution of the lead-acid battery such that a significant portion of the nonwoven fiber mat is lost due to dissolving of the wetting component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: JOHNS MANVILLE
    Inventors: Zhihua Guo, Souvik Nandi, Jawed Asrar, Albert G. Dietz, III
  • Publication number: 20150053115
    Abstract: A method for recycling powdered paint waste and products resulting from the method. The powdered paint waste is mixed with reclaimed sand. The mixture is arranged in a mold and heated in a furnace. The resulting product is released from the mold after cooling. The resulting product constitutes a finished or semi-finished product. Inserts can be arranged in the mixture as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: René Anglade
  • Publication number: 20150054191
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing method for forming a three-dimensional article through successive fusion of parts of at least one layer of a powder bed provided on a work table. Providing at least one rotatable powder container above said work table, said powder container comprising at least one exit for providing powder to a powder table arranged beside said work table, at least one opening inside said container is spatially separated from and connected to said at least one exit. Ejecting a fixed amount of powder from said powder container during at least one predetermined segment of rotational angles of said powder container, from the exit of said powder container onto said powder table, wherein said fixed amount is determined by the shape and size of the at least one opening inside said container. Distributing said powder onto said work table with a powder distributor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: ARCAM AB
    Inventor: Ulric Ljungblad
  • Publication number: 20150017047
    Abstract: The present invention recites a method of fabricating a stator for a downhole motor, the method comprising the steps of providing a stator tube having an interior surface and applying a bonding agent to the interior surface of the stator tube. Additionally, a mandrel is positioned within the stator tube, the mandrel having an outer geometry that is complimentary to a desired inner geometry for the stator. Furthermore, a reinforcing material is introduced into the stator tube to fill space between the mandrel and the interior surface of the stator tube and subsequently solidified to bond the reinforcing material to the interior surface of the stator tube. The mandrel is then removed from the bonded stator tube and reinforcing material such that a stator is fabricated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hossein Akbari, Julien Ramier, Olivier Sindt
  • Publication number: 20150010197
    Abstract: A diaphragm can be obtained which exhibits large internal loss and Young's modulus and which can be produced efficiently. A speaker diaphragm 1 comprises at least one layer 1A formed by molding a component member configured by a fiber and a tangled fiber body of a synthetic fiber. The synthetic fiber is a polyvinyl alcohol fiber having boron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuharu Kawata, Yoshihiro Sato, Hideki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140374962
    Abstract: An environmentally friendly composite material for use in the manufacture of professional grade skateboard decks and other high quality equipment and sporting gear. In the one embodiment, a skateboard deck is manufactured from a composition of recycled hard rock maple wood fibers, a polyvinyl acetate adhesive, a cross-link catalyst and water. The malleable nature of the composite material prior to curing, allows the skateboard deck to attain virtually any desired shape. Differing composites and adhesives may be employed to achieve the a similar product when properly cured. Once cured, the composite material is light weight, strong, durable, and requires no lacquers or other sealers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Gangemi
  • Patent number: 8906275
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a textured element may include (a) collecting a plurality of filaments upon a textured surface to form a non-woven textile and (b) separating the non-woven textile from the textured surface. Another method of manufacturing a textured element may include depositing a plurality of thermoplastic polymer filaments upon a first surface of a polymer layer to (a) form a non-woven textile and (b) bond the filaments to the polymer layer. A textured surface may then be separated from a second surface of the polymer layer, the second surface being opposite the first surface, and the second surface having a texture from the textured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrie L. Davis, Bhupesh Dua, James A. Niegowski
  • Patent number: 8905744
    Abstract: A transport container for use in a device for producing a three-dimensional object of selective solidification of a build-up material deposited in layers, in which the device has a process chamber closed during operation, where the three-dimensional object is produced in layers. The transport container has a container, in which a height-adjustable platform is arranged, on which the three-dimensional object is produced in layers. The process chamber has first and second sections in which the second section can be separated from the first section and operated in a separate state independently from the device and also can be connected to the first section to produce an operating state of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sintermask GmbH
    Inventor: Carl Fruth
  • Publication number: 20140353870
    Abstract: A carpet pellet machine and method are disclosed. One embodiment provides an apparatus comprising a compressor to receive fibrous material and compress the fibrous material, a mold pipe system to receive compressed fibrous material from the compressor, wherein the compressor is configured to press the fibrous material through the mold pipe system, and a heat chamber to heat the fibrous material within the mold pipe system and create an encapsulation layer on the fibrous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: C-Power Tech, LLC
    Inventors: David Roshau, Charles Jones
  • Publication number: 20140356422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical formulation for oral administration for preventing or treating allergic rhinitis or asthma, which comprises: (a) a first particle part comprising levocetirizine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and an organic acid; and (b) a second particle part comprising montelukast or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The pharmaceutical formulation according to the present invention comprises an organic acid as a stabilizing agent, which can effectively inhibit the production of levocetirizine and montelukast related substances, and thus, show good stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: HANMI PHARM. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taek Kwan Kwon, Dong Ho Kim, Kyeong Soo Kim, Yong Il Kim, Jae Hyun Park, Jong Soo Woo
  • Patent number: 8894899
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a friction material that can prevent occurrence of dust generation and segregation at the time of mixing raw materials of the friction material and that is resistant to deterioration of the friction material even when a phenol resin is employed as a binder and that also allows the production process to be effected safely and speedily and at a low cost. The method includes a mixing step (A) for stirring the raw materials for the friction material containing a high-ortho phenol resin, slaked lime and 3-10 wt. % of water and a forming step (B) for forming a mixture powder obtained from the mixing step (A) to a desired shape at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Kobayashi, Yasutoshi Kitahara, Naoki Odani, Shusuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8840829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer powder which comprises polyamide, and to the use of this powder for shaping processes, and also to moldings produced from this polymer powder. The shaping processes are layer-by-layer processes which use powders, where regions of the respective layer are selectively melted via introduction of electromagnetic energy. The selectivity may be achieved, with no intention of restricting the invention thereto, be achieved via masks, application of inhibitors, of absorbers, or of susceptors, or via focusing of the energy introduced. After cooling, the regions then solidified can be removed in the form of moldings from the powder bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Sylvia Monsheimer, Franz-Erich Baumann
  • Patent number: 8840821
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiment provides a method of manufacturing a molded article including a component insert-molded in a molding material mixed with solid powder. The method includes an injecting step of injecting the molding material and the solid powder into a molding die, an agitating step of agitating the molding material and the solid powder within the molding die to disperse the solid powder in the molding material, and an embedding step of pressing and embedding the component into the agitated mixture of the molding material and the solid powder while vibrating at least one of the component and the molding die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Bahman Hossini Soltani, Hiroaki Mizuno, Motohiro Ishibashi, Osamu Nishikawa, Sadamu Shiotsuki, Kiyoshi Katoh