Autogenously Or By Activation Of Dry Coated Particles Patents (Class 264/123)
  • Patent number: 10011070
    Abstract: A process for forming a sheet of thermoplastic material into a three-dimensional shape comprising at least one vertex, the process comprising the steps of (i) forming the sheet by means of a former having a profile such as to produce a first formed shape in the sheet, followed by (ii) positioning a male former within the first formed shape, the male former having a profile within the first formed shape comprising at least one vertex and (iii) raising the temperature of the first formed shape above that of forming in step (i), thereby causing the first formed shape to shrink back towards its original sheet form and thereby adopting the profile of the male former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventor: Adrian Michael Woodward
  • Patent number: 9744720
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of a composite material having a pre-designed structure and properties according to the intended use of said composite material is provided. The method includes generating data for dispensing two or more different interface materials having different properties into at least two different phases; selectively depositing said two or more different interface materials having different properties from two or more corresponding dispensers to form layers according to the data generated, each interface material being dispensed from a different dispenser to form at least two different phases of interface materials; and curing or solidifying the dispensed layers to obtain a composite material with pre-designed structure and properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: STRATASYS LTD.
    Inventor: Eduardo Napadensky
  • Patent number: 9629832
    Abstract: A nicotine-containing particulate material for release of nicotine, the material comprising a combination of nicotine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, complex or solvate thereof and a microcrystalline cellulose, The particulate material is stable upon storage and releases nicotine relatively fast. The particulate material can be used in the manufacture of nicotine-containing pharmaceutical composition, wherein the release of nicotine can be designed to be relatively fast so as to obtain a fast onset of action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Niconovum USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Henri Hansson, Arne Kristensen
  • Patent number: 9133374
    Abstract: Resin systems and methods for making and using same are provided. The resin system can include a first aqueous resin comprising at least two polymerized monomers and a second aqueous resin comprising at least two polymerized monomers. The first aqueous resin can be present in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 95 wt %, based on the total weight the resin system. The second aqueous resin can be present in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 95 wt %, based on the total weight the resin system. The at least two polymerized monomers of the first and second aqueous resins can be the same monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. Yeager, Robert A. Breyer, James H. Knight, Melissa J. Cannon, Paul S. Baxter
  • Publication number: 20150013712
    Abstract: The present invention provides a powdery solid hair cosmetic that enables easy hairdressing, enables hairdressing into an intended hairstyle without sticky feeling, can impart a natural texture, and has an unprecedented, novel form. The powdery solid composition for hair of the present invention is in a powdery solid form, is used for hair, and contains a powder and an oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Takeharu Ishii, Takuji Asada
  • Publication number: 20140361465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recycling furniture containing wooden parts, in particular bed bases, the method comprising the following steps: a step (20) of grinding the wooden parts to form ground wood; a mixing step (22) in which a mixture is prepared, the mixture comprising a predetermined quantity of bi-component fibers; a step (24) of forming a non-consolidated web of material from the mixture; a step (26) of thermally consolidating the non-consolidated web of material; a step (27) of calendering the consolidated web of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Ecoval Environnement
    Inventors: Remy Lanza, Salim Touati
  • Publication number: 20140315022
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a method of treating textile fibres including the steps of: providing a polymeric precursor which includes a group of sub-formula (I) where R2 and R3 are independently selected from (CR7R8)n, or a group CR9R10, CR7R8CR9R10 or CR9R10CR7R8 where n is 0, 1 or 2, R7 and R8 are independently selected from hydrogen, halo or hydrocarbyl, and either one of R9 or R10 is hydrogen and the other is an electron withdrawing group, or R9 and R10 together form an electron withdrawing group, and R4 and R5 are independently selected from CH or CR11 where R11 is an electron withdrawing group, the dotted lines indicate the presence or absence of a bond, X1 is a group CX2X3 where the dotted line bond to which it is attached is absent and a group CX2 where the dotted line bond to which it is attached is present, Y1 is a group CY2Y3 where the dotted line bond to which it is attached is absent and a group CY2 where the dotted line bond to which it is attached is present, and X2, X3, Y2 an
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Warrick James David Allen, Andrea Duffy, Nicholas Horrocks
  • Patent number: 8845942
    Abstract: A compact production apparatus includes a main body having at least one molding die in which a cavity is formed, a first flow passage member for supplying powder into the cavity, an upper compaction member having an upper punch surface, a lower compaction member having a lower punch surface which is allowed to compress the powder in the cavity in cooperation with the upper punch surface to thereby obtain a compact of the powder, and a second flow passage member from which the compact separated from the cavity is to be discharged. Further, at least 80% or more of a total surface area of an upper surface of the main body, an inner circumferential surface defining the cavity, an inner circumferential surface of the first flow passage member, an inner circumferential surface of the second flow passage member, the upper punch surface of the upper compaction member and the lower punch surface of the lower compaction member is made of a nonmetallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited
    Inventors: Shigehisa Ueda, Kazuo Noda
  • Publication number: 20140261475
    Abstract: Organic porous masses may be used in flavored smoke filters. Production of organic porous masses may involve introducing a matrix material into a mold cavity, the matrix material comprising a plurality of binder particles, a plurality of organic particles, and a microwave enhancement additive; heating at least a portion of the matrix material so as to bind the matrix material at a plurality of contact points, thereby forming an organic porous mass length, wherein heating involves irradiating with microwave radiation the at least a portion of the matrix material; and cutting the organic porous mass length radially thereby yielding an organic porous mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Lawton E. Kizer, Raymond M. Robertson, Zeming Gou, Yi (Julie) Li
  • Patent number: 8815134
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a film of ultra-high molecular weight polyolefin comprising: (a) subjecting a starting ultra-high molecular weight polyolefin with a weight average molecular weight of at least 500 000 gram/mole in powder form to a compacting step using an isobaric press; and (b) subjecting the compacted polyolefin to a rolling step and at least one stretching step under such conditions that at no point during the processing of the polymer its temperature is raised to a value above its melting point. The process allows for the manufacture of ultra-high molecular weight polyolefin films of high quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid B.V.
    Inventor: Martinus Wilhelmus Maria Gemma Peters
  • Patent number: 8784587
    Abstract: Building panels and a method to produce such panels including a solid decorative surface having a decorative wear layer including fibers, binders, color substance and wear resistant particles. A method of manufacturing a building panel having a decorative surface connected to a core wherein the surface has at least two homogenous layers, a lower sub layer and an upper decorative layer, the upper decorative layer including fibers, a first color substance a binder and wear resistant particles, the lower sub layer including fibers, a second color substance, and a binder, whereby the method including the steps of applying the layers comprising a mix of fibers, binder, wear resistant particles and color substance on a core wherein the layers comprise different colors, displacing particles from their original position such that particles from the sub layer are visible on the decorative surface, and curing the layers by providing heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Kent Lindgren, Jan Jacobsson, Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 8771566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of fabricating an insulating resin material (4) from a core/shell particle (3) having a core particle (2) containing a macromolecular compound and a shell layer (1) coating the core particle (2) and containing an inorganic compound. The method of fabrication includes mixing the core/shell particles (3) with a good solvent (10) for the macromolecular compound, infiltrating the good solvent (10) through the shell layer (1), impregnating the good solvent (10) into the macromolecular compound, molding a compact from the impregnated core/shell particles (3), and removing the good solvent from the compact by heating the molded compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yanagimoto
  • Patent number: 8691129
    Abstract: A method of producing an electrically conductive composite composition, which is particularly useful for fuel cell bipolar plate applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Jinjun Shi, Jiusheng Guo, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20140054816
    Abstract: Improved particleboard and methods for fabricating improved particleboard (e.g., natural fiber/material-based particleboard) are disclosed. More particularly, the present disclosure provides systems/methods for fabricating particleboard (e.g., formaldehyde-free particleboard) utilizing natural fibers/materials (e.g., lignocellulosic materials), wherein the particleboard has improved performance characteristics and/or mechanical properties. Methods for fabricating fiber-reinforced biocomposites (e.g., natural fiber-reinforced wheat gluten biocomposites) are disclosed. For example, systems/methods for fabricating particleboard from lignocellulosic materials (e.g., coconut materials), along with a binder material (e.g., wheat gluten), are provided. In general, the fiber or lignocellulosic material is treated with sodium hydroxide and/or a silane coupling agent as an adhesion promoter to enhance interfacial adhesion between the fiber and the binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: University of Connecticut
  • Patent number: 8540830
    Abstract: A continuous method for producing a thermoplastically moldable semifinished product of a thermoplastic material and reinforcing fibers, comprises blending thermoplastic fibers and reinforcing fibers together to form a nonwoven blend, consolidating the nonwoven blend by needling or by a thermal treatment, heating the consolidated nonwoven blend to a temperature above the softening temperature of the thermoplastic, compressing the consolidated nonwoven blend successively in a heated compression mold and in a cooled compression mold at a pressure of less than 0.8 bar for at least 3 seconds, and optionally applying functional layers to the semifinished product. The preferred product is a thermoplastically moldable semifinished product of a thermoplastic material and reinforcing fibers with an average length of 20 to 60 mm and an air pore content of 35 to 65 vol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Quadrant Plastic Composites, AG
    Inventors: Karl Ludwig Brentrup, Harri Dittmar
  • Patent number: 8425817
    Abstract: A mold assembly (100) for forming an object, the mold assembly comprising: a first mold portion (110) comprising an internal surface (112), an external surface (114) and an opening (116) leading from the internal surface to the external surface; and a second mold portion (120) positionable with respect to the opening (116) to cover the opening; wherein the first and second mold portions define an interior (130) for receiving a material to be molded into the object; and wherein the second mold portion comprises a surface (122) adapted to face the interior of the mold assembly and form a feature on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Michael N Wybrow
  • Patent number: 8414816
    Abstract: A culm block and a method of manufacture are disclosed. The culm block comprises a plurality of straw stalks forming a first rigid wall and a second rigid wall as a result of an application of heat and pressure to the same and the inherent bonding agent found in the straw stalks. Preferably, the culm block further comprises a plurality of through-holes for receiving structural reinforcements or otherwise and a restraining device wrapped about the block for added structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Orzatech, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Zvi Korman, John Anthony Ruskey, III, Douglas Clinton Priest
  • Patent number: 8343399
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing pellets from large pieces of renewable fibrous raw materials, such as, in particular, wood, straw, or energy crops, wherein the raw material is chopped up, then dried, and subsequently processed into pellets in a matrix press, characterized in that the material, optionally pre-chopped in choppers or shredders, is chopped in a first matrix press prior to drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Behrmann, Axel Buschhart, Werner Sitzmann
  • Patent number: 8303868
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing a tablet having high tablet hardness and an excellent disintegration property even if low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose is added in a relatively small amount. More specifically, provided is a method for preparing a tablet comprising steps of granulating while spraying an aqueous dispersion of low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose having a degree of hydroxypropoxyl group substitution ranging from 5 to 16% by weight to a tablet-forming composition and tableting the resulting granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naosuke Maruyama
  • Patent number: 8273201
    Abstract: A fiber mixture of natural fibers and binder fibers are blown from a storage container onto a first transport belt with a three-dimensional alignment of the fibers resulting in a fiber fleece. Thermally activatable synthetic resin granules are blown onto the fiber fleece and the fleece is defibered and remixed. The remixed fiber mixture is blown onto a second transport belt with a three-dimensional alignment of the fibers resulting in a mat. The thickness of the mat is obtained by the circulating speed of the second transport belt. The mat is transferred to an oven belt and is moved through a heating/cooling oven, for softening of the binder fibers and the synthetic resin granules, resulting in an intimate bonding of the wood fibers, the binder fibers, and the synthetic resin granules. The final thickness and the bulk density are set to specified ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kronotic AG
    Inventor: Cevin Marc Pohlmann
  • Patent number: 8262926
    Abstract: A method of forming a calcium chloride and aggregate composition includes providing a calcium chloride compound, adding an aggregate into the calcium chloride compound, and mixing the aggregate and calcium chloride compound to establish a mixed composition having the aggregate substantially uniformly suspended in the calcium chloride compound. The aggregate may comprise any suitable aggregate material, such as sand, salt or rock salt or the like. The aggregate may be mixed with the calcium chloride when the calcium chloride is in a paste form so as to substantially uniformly mix or blend the aggregate and calcium chloride and to substantially uniformly suspend the aggregate in the calcium chloride paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Van M. Kassouni
  • Patent number: 8211341
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed generally to synthetic organic fiber pellets, methods for making such pellets, and methods of using such pellets for making fiber reinforced polypropylene composite resins. The synthetic organic fiber pellets include at least 80 wt % of a synthetic organic fiber chosen from polyalkylene terephthalates, polyalkylene naphthalates, polyamides, polyolefins, polyacrylonitrile, and combinations thereof, and from 2 to 20 wt % of one or more waxes. The synthetic organic fiber pellets are produced using a pelleting press process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventor: Arnold Lustiger
  • Publication number: 20120161355
    Abstract: A self-repairing concrete includes a predetermined amount of concrete, micro-capsules and water being mixed together for a fixed function of micro-cracks, wherein a mass ratio of the concrete, micro capsules, and water is 100:1-15:15-50. The manufacturing method mixing water with micro-capsules until the micro-capsules are fully dispersed into the water; placing a mixture of water and micro-capsules in a stirring container and adding a predetermined amount of cement into the stirring mixture; stirring; and gradually adding filling into the concrete slurry into a mixing container and removing bubbles in the concrete slurry in the mixing container to form the self-repairing concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Feng XING, Zhuo NI
  • Patent number: 8206637
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a deformable platform and a laser delivery system. The deformable platform has a surface capable of changing to conform to a shape of an object as the object is being manufactured during a sintering process. The laser delivery system is capable of sintering powder on the deformable platform to manufacture the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David Michael Dietrich, Richard L. Eason
  • Patent number: 8192659
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for making a drug microtablet. The method includes loading a lyophilization capillary channel with a liquid drug solution; lyophilizing the liquid drug solution in the lyophilization capillary channel to produce a lyophilized drug formulation; compressing the lyophilized drug formulation in the lyophilization capillary channel, or in a compression capillary channel, to form a microtablet; and ejecting the microtablet from the lyophilization capillary channel or compression capillary channel. The methods and systems may provide drug microtablets having improved content uniformity and reduced weight variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Coppeta, Robert Dyer, Cynthia L. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8105514
    Abstract: In a mold for use in the production of a silica crucible, a mold cover corresponding to a small-diameter thinned portion of an upper part of the silica crucible is detachably disposed on a mold substrate corresponding to a main body of the silica crucible, and the mold cover has a barrier function against arc heating, and an inner diameter of the mold cover is smaller than that of the mold substrate but larger than that of the silica crucible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Super Quartz Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Yoshioka, Masaki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 8105517
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a figure-forming composition which enables the initiation of hardening even with a small amount of water and can attain a prescribed hardness, and which is suitable particularly for the production of three-dimensional living body models for surgical training by a rapid prototype process; and provide a three dimensional figure and a three-dimensional structure which are formed by using the composition. The figure-forming composition, for example, comprises a calcium-based material such as hemihydrate gypsum and polyvinyl alcohol resin, wherein the content of the polyvinyl alcohol resin is 2 to 20 weight parts when the total weight of the calcium-based material and the polyvinyl alcohol resin is 100 weight parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Next21 K.K.
    Inventors: Shigeki Suzuki, Koutaro Shimizu, Shinya Wasada, Hironobu Okamoto, Shinro Takai
  • Publication number: 20110305757
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition including a compound of Formula I (Compound I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof and one or more diuretics as effective components, wherein said one or more diuretics are selected from thiazide derivatives. Methods for preparing the pharmaceutical compound including Compound I and thiazide derivatives and its use for preventing or treating hypertension in mammals, particularly in humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Sanovel Ilac Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
    Inventors: Umit Cifter, Ali Turkyilmaz, Onur Mutlu, Gaye Ramazanoglu
  • Publication number: 20110300334
    Abstract: The present fibrous structural article is a material in a plate-like shape and having multiple fibers adhered to one another, and fibers are oriented from one surface side toward the other surface side of the fibrous structural article, and the fibers are arranged in an annual ring centering on a virtual axis. The present production method of a fibrous structural article comprises a fiber supplying process for blowing and supplying first short fibers and second short fibers, into a forming mold in a hollow box shape and having a first bottom wall, sidewalls and second bottom wall, from a fiber supplying port formed through the first bottom wall, and a melting process for melting at least part of the second short fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Nobukazu UENO, Yasuhiro BEPPU, Akira TSUBOUCHI
  • Publication number: 20110287091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chronotherapeutic pharmaceutical compositions and a method of preparing the same. The composition comprises of at least one active ingredient, a pH independent agent and a hydrophilic agent. The active ingredient in the composition is coated with the pH independent agent. The composition provides a dual controlled release system, which aids in an initial lag time of 4-6 hours and controlled release of the active ingredient up to 24 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Abbot Healthcare Private Limited
    Inventors: Sanjay Boldhane, Shripad Jathar, Maneesh Nerurkar
  • Publication number: 20110263543
    Abstract: Biphenyl compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (II), and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts or solvates or prodrugs, their pharmaceutical compositions, their use and process of preparation are provided. Compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (II) are disclosed to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Rajiv R. Sakhardande, Vithal Kulkarni, Nilesh Wagh, Manmohan Nimbalkar, Suhas M. Nadkarni
  • Publication number: 20110229562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pH-dependent controlled release pharmaceutical composition, comprising at least one pharmaceutical active ingredient, with the exception of opioids, wherein the core is coated at least by one coating layer, controlling the release of the pharmaceutical composition, wherein the coating layer comprises a polymer mixture of i) 40-95% by weight, based on dry weight of the polymer mixture, of at least one water insoluble essentially neutral vinyl polymer or copolymer, and ii) 5-60% by weight, based on dry weight of the polymer mixture, of at least one anionic polymer or copolymer, which is insoluble in a buffered medium below pH 4.0 and soluble at least in the range from pH 7.0 to pH 8.0, characterized in that the coating layer further comprises 110 to 250% by weight of a non-porous inert lubricant, 1 to 35% by weight of at least one neutral cellulosic compound and 1 to 25% by weight of at least one emulsifier, each calculated on dry weight of the polymer mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Bär, Thomas Fürst, Gerhard Renner, Michael Gottschalk
  • Patent number: 7993556
    Abstract: A rotating mold has a plurality of air channels that communicate with a cavity formed in the mold. Silica grain is deposited in the rotating mold and then formed into the shape of a crucible having a lower portion that comprises a substantially uniformly thick wall. An upper portion of the grain is formed into a substantially narrowed wall portion about the perimeter of the formed shape. The silica grain is heated, and a pump draws gas through the air channels while the silica fuses. There is a pressure drop across the narrowed wall portion. After fusing, the upper portion of the crucible, including the narrowed wall portion, is cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignees: Heraeus Shin-Etsu America, Inc., Shin-Etsu Quartz Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kemmochi, Yasuo Ohama
  • Patent number: 7972545
    Abstract: A device and a method for manufacturing an end mill in which the amount of grinding of a blank end mill is small. The device for manufacturing an end mill includes: upper and lower punches; a die; a feed box for supplying a powder of material for the end mill; and a cleaner for eliminating the powder from a top surface of the die. The upper and lower punches are movable up and down relative to each other and have a lengthwise molding cavity formed thereon. The die has a penetrating slit sized to be approximated to the width of the upper and lower punches. The penetrating slit allows the up-and-down movements of the upper and lower punches. The feed box supplies the powder into a space formed by the wall of the penetrating slit and the lower punch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: TaeguTec, Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung Gyun Bae
  • Publication number: 20110133357
    Abstract: A masonry block molded by a masonry block machine employing a mold assembly having a plurality of liner plates, at least one of which is moveable. The masonry block includes a first transverse face, a second transverse face opposing the first transverse face, at least one aperture extending through the masonry block between the first and second transverse faces, a first end face joining the first and second transverse faces, a second end face opposite the first end face and joining the first and second transverse faces, a first major face joining the first end and second end faces, and a second major face opposing the first major face and joining the first and second end faces. A molded utility opening extends through the first major face to the at least one aperture and adapted to receive a utility device, wherein the first major face and molded utility opening are formed during a molding process by action of a moveable liner plate having a mold element which is a negative of the molded utility opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: NESS INVENTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John T. Ness, Jeffrey A. Ness
  • Patent number: 7863387
    Abstract: Fluoropolymers having a —CF adjacent to a —CH which are subsequently dehydrofluorinated to create a —C?C— can be used as controlled release carriers for therapeutic agent(s) by covalently conjugating the therapeutic agent(s) to the fluoropolymer at the —C?C—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Parsonage
  • Patent number: 7858005
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of fire-resistant dense moulded pieces made from wood fibers, mixed with water glass as a binding flame-protection agent at a temperature above ambient temperature. A non-woven fiber formed from the above mixture is compressed to a density of <350 kg/m3 and then the hardening of the binding flame protection agent carried out in a closed press in the compressed state at temperatures above 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Volker Thole, Dirk Kruse
  • Patent number: 7850886
    Abstract: A diffractive microstructure (11) is implemented as a security feature in the surface of tablet (4). For this purpose the punches (1a, 1b) comprise a microstructure (11), which during the compression process produce the diffractive microstructure on the surface of the tablet (4), by plastic and/or visco-elastic deformation of the powder particles. The method according to the invention is compatible to the existing tablet manufacturing methods with their high production speeds and compression forces. It is also compatible to the usual tabletting adjuvants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: CSEM Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA- Recherche et Développement
    Inventor: Harald Walter
  • Patent number: 7838449
    Abstract: A dryer sheet substrate is provided having improved loft and reduced fuzz wherein the substrate comprises relatively low denier bicomponent fibers. The bicomponent fibers may comprise two or more polymers having different melting temperatures, with the relatively lower melting temperature polymer making up at least a portion of the outer surface of the fiber. Upon heating to a sufficient temperature, the lower melting temperature fibers may soften and melt, providing bonding at crossover points of the fibers in the laid web. The web indicates advantageous characteristics with respect to thickness (loft), fuzz factor and ability to absorb a fabric treating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Freudenberg Spunweb Company
    Inventors: Samuel Keith Black, Terezie Zapletalova, John McNabb, Jeffrey Stine
  • Publication number: 20100279567
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an air-laid non-woven fibre product manufactured by a dry forming process, said product comprising a first portion of up to 98% recycled shredded material, where the shredded material is a mixture of shredded fabric material fibres from automotive tires or the like and residues of rubber and other components from the shredded tires, and a second portion of 1-30%, preferably 1-5%, bi-component fibres having a length between 2-50 mm, preferably 2-6 mm in length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Carsten Andersen
  • Publication number: 20100252949
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing tablets of pramipexole dihydrochloride. In particular, the present invention relates to a process for preparing tablets of pramipexole dihydrochloride wherein the tablets exhibit enhanced storage stability properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Noel COTTON
  • Patent number: 7807078
    Abstract: A method for producing components including preparing an aqueous suspension of solids including calcium oxide CaO and silicon dioxide SiO2 with a molar ratio of Ca:Si that is between 0.5:1.0 and 2.5:1.0. Nanocrystalline C—S—H phases are produced by grinding the aqueous suspension and keeping its temperature at or below 100° C. The aqueous phase is separated out from the suspension to form a residue containing the nanocrystalline C—S—H phases. The residued is removed and a powdery product is made by drying the residue. A mold is filled with the powdery product and pressure is applied to form the component. The component is removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Stemmermann, Krassimir Garbev, Guenter Beuchle, Uwe Schweike
  • Publication number: 20100247737
    Abstract: It has been desired to provide a method for producing a granulated preparation capable of maintaining a stability of a chemically unstable substance in a neutral or acidic region for a long period of time with a simple and safe method in a preparation procedure, and a tablet produced by using the method. The invention provides a granulation method in which an unstable substance is successively subjected to aqueous stabilization treatment and granulation procedure. Further, it became possible to provide a tablet which is absorbed in the intestine without losing the potency in a gastric region by forming an intermediate layer on a surface of the thus obtained granule and subsequently subjecting the granule to enteric coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakamoto, Toshiya Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7794784
    Abstract: A method of forming a nanowire comprising: providing nanoparticles of a metallic material; providing a vapor of fluorocarbon molecules by heating a solid polymer; depositing at least some of the carbon of said molecules onto an exterior of one of said particles to form a deposit of carbon which surrounds at least part of the exterior of said one particle and assembling further of said particles with said one particle to form an elongate configuration of material in the form of a nanowire. Similar methods of production of nanotubes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Sajad Haq, Ioannis Alexandrou, Gehan A J Amaratunga, Khai H Ang
  • Patent number: 7771633
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of recovering hydrocarbons or low polarity organic chemicals from hard surfaces, water and water surfaces, in their vapor state and from porous substrates. The hydrocarbons or low-polarity organic chemicals may be included in a spill. More particularly, the invention relates to the absorption of certain hydrocarbons and low-polarity organic chemicals by applying thermoplastic elastomers of a triblock copolymer of the general configuration A-B-A. The preferred A-B-A copolymer of the invention is a low to medium molecular weight hydrogenated polystyrene-poly(isoprene+butadiene)-polystyrene or polystyrene-b-ethylene/ethylene-propylene-b-styrene block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: RTA Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lyle D. Burns, Geoffrey O. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20100171233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a wood composite, and the related wood composite itself formed by steam injection pressing using a phenol-formaldehyde resin binder composition capable of rapidly curing in a saturated or superheated steam atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Paul S. Baxter, Robert A. Breyer, Melissa J. Cannon, John D. Cothran, Jessica D. Jennings, James H. Knight, Herman D. Watts, JR., Daniel C. Yeager
  • Publication number: 20100018142
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fire retardant composite, a composite and its use. A method of manufacturing a fire retardant composite by applying an aqueous gel-forming composition, e.g. a fire retardant coating composition, on a substrate comprises an aluminosilicate, the aluminosilicate comprising alkali metal aluminate and an alkali metal silicate, and an organic liquid having a boiling point greater than 110° C., e.g. silicone oil. The molar ratio of SiO2:X2O for the alkali metal silicate is from 3.6:1 to 10:1, where X represents the alkali metal of the alkali metal silicate, when the alkali metal aluminate has a molar ratio of Y2O:AI2O3 of 1.35:1, where Y represents the alkali metal of the alkali metal aluminate, this providing improved water resistance for films or coatings prepared from the compositions by drying and curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Willem Marie Schouren, Eric Peter Wilhelmus Elisabeth Smeets, Moses Rathbun, Abraham Araya, Henricus Johanna De Swart, Wilhelmus Petrus Theodorus Kemperman, Jan Noordegraaf, Petrus Erederikus Maria Rensen, Christianus Marcus Gijsbertus Maria Buijk
  • Publication number: 20090297809
    Abstract: A dryer sheet substrate is provided having improved loft and reduced fuzz wherein the substrate comprises relatively low denier bicomponent fibers. The bicomponent fibers may comprise two or more polymers having different melting temperatures, with the relatively lower melting temperature polymer making up at least a portion of the outer surface of the fiber. Upon heating to a sufficient temperature, the lower melting temperature fibers may soften and melt, providing bonding at crossover points of the fibers in the laid web. The web indicates advantageous characteristics with respect to thickness (loft), fuzz factor and ability to absorb a fabric treating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Samuel Keith Black, Terezie Zapletalova, John McNabb, Jeffrey Stine
  • Publication number: 20090269571
    Abstract: A three-dimensional netted structure having an upper surface, a lower surface, two side surfaces a left end surface, and a right end surface, including at least a plurality of filaments helically and randomly entangled and thermally bonded together, wherein the filaments are formed out of a thermoplastic resin by extrusion molding followed by cooling with a liquid; and the netted structure is four-surface molded, the upper surface, the lower surface and the two side surfaces being molded. An apparatus and a method for manufacturing the three-dimensional netted structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: C-ENG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki TAKAOKA
  • Patent number: RE43116
    Abstract: Adherent packed beds of ceramic beads, each comprising a ceramic body coated with a biodegradable polymer, and fabric bags containing such beads in a packed, self-supporting configuration. The polymeric coating provides some resilience to a packed bed of the ceramic beads, and prevents the beads from moving with respect to each other when placed under stress, leading to reduced breakage. The ceramic beads desirably are osteoconductive, and preferably are formed of a ceramic material that is resorbed during bone growth, such as hydroxyapatite, tricalcium phosphate, or mixtures of these materials. The beads may contain, either internally or on their surfaces or both, a bone morphogenic protein, and the latter may also be included in the biodegradable polymer coatings on the beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Phillips Plastic Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Johnson