Liquid Binder Applied Subsequent To Particle Assembly Patents (Class 264/128)
  • Publication number: 20110178183
    Abstract: The use of water-soluble or water-dispersible copolymers which are obtained by free radical-initiated polymerization of a mixture of i) 30 to 80% by weight N-vinyllactam, ii) 10 to 50% by weight vinylacetate and iii) 10 to 50% by weight of a polyether, with the proviso that the total of i), ii) and iii) is equal to 100% by weight, as binders for producing solid active ingredient-containing dosage forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Kathrin Meyer-Böhm, Rainer Dobrawa, Angelika Maschke, Karl Kolter
  • Publication number: 20110178228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to resin syrup, which comprises a high-molecular-weight acrylic material containing a carboxyl group, and comprises a room-temperature-curing initiator and a high-temperature-curing initiator, and it also relates to an artificial marble containing a hardened form of the resin syrup, and to a production method for the same. The present invention can provide resin syrup having outstanding curing efficiency and a viscosity suitable for press molding by a process such as maturation because of the inclusion of the high-molecular-weight acrylic material containing a carboxyl group, the room-temperature-curing initiator, and the high-temperature-curing initiator, and it can provide an artificial marble containing a hardened form of the resin syrup, and a production method for the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Hang Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20110165411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a panel comprising ligno-cellulose particles such as a strand-like particles, comprising the steps of treating ligno-cellulose particles at least partially covered with epicuticular wax (2) with ozone (7) at a temperature of at least 30 degrees Celsius, mixing the resulting product with an water-based adhesive resin composition to obtain a resinated particle composition, and pressing and at least partially curing the resinated particle composition to obtain a panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Johannes Gerardus Hubertus Marie Housmans, Hubertus Marie Christine Stijnen
  • Patent number: 7972458
    Abstract: A filter material and process for producing a filter material, which may be used as a vacuum cleaner bag or a household air filter, are provided. Embodiments of the filter material comprise a porous substrate comprising a plurality of recycled fibers bound together by an adhesive. Embodiments of the process comprise arranging a plurality of fibers to form a layer; providing an amount of an adhesive to the fibers such that when the adhesive has cured, the layer is porous; and curing the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: UV Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip Nauta, Yu Lie Qin
  • Publication number: 20110156301
    Abstract: Materials system, kit, and methods are provided to enable the formation of articles by three dimensional printing. The kit includes (i) a substantially dry particulate material including an aqueous-insoluble thermoplastic particulate material, plaster, and a water-soluble adhesive; (ii) an aqueous fluid binder, and (iii) an infiltrant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Z Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene Giller, Derek X. Williams
  • Publication number: 20110121482
    Abstract: A method of forming a chopped strand mat formed of bonding materials and wet use chopped strand glass fibers (WUCS) which demonstrate a reduced occurrence of static electricity is provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the occurrence of static electricity on the glass fibers is reduced or eliminated by increasing the total solids content on the glass fibers, such as by applying an increased or excess amount of size composition to the glass fibers. Alternatively, an anti-static agent may be added directly to the sizing composition and applied to the glass filaments by any suitable application device. The antistatic agent may be applied to the wet chopped strand glass prior to chopping the strands or as the wet chopped strands are packaged. The static free wet use chopped strand glass fibers may be used in dry-laid processes to form chopped strand mats having a reduced tendency to accumulate static electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Bertrand J. Roekens, Enamul Haque, Steven E. Baker
  • Publication number: 20110121475
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a down hole tool that reduces manufacturing costs and enhances the tool's performance. A belted mold assembly includes a casting assembly, a belt assembly, and a mid-belt. The belted mold assembly is used to fabricate a casting that allows for a larger diameter blank to be used which displaces the more expensive casting material and for using a smaller outer diameter thin-walled mold. The casting assembly is disposed within the belt assembly and the mid-belt is loaded in the volume created between the casting assembly's outer surface and the belt assembly's inner surface. The mid-belt provides a bracing for the casting assembly during the casting process. Optionally, a cap can be disposed on top of the blank for preventing metallurgical bonds from forming between the binder material and the upper portion of the blank. This allows for the excess binder material to remain high in purity so that it can be reprocessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Varel Europe S.A.S.
    Inventors: Michael R. Reese, Gilles Gallego, Scott Buteaud, Alan K. Harrell, Steven W. Drews
  • Publication number: 20110059308
    Abstract: Prepeg for manufacturing a fibre-reinforced composite material, the prepreg comprising a layer of dry fibres and a layer of resin material adhered to a surface of the layer of dry fibres, the resin material having a plurality of particles dispersed therein, the particles have an average particle size that is larger than the average fibre separation of the layer of dry fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: Gurit (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Nicholas Duncan Partington, Yves Jean Francois Didier
  • Publication number: 20110057346
    Abstract: Processes for producing non-woven materials from regenerated cotton and other fibers are disclosed. In one embodiment, the processes involve first regenerating cotton fibers from post-consumer or post-industrial waste. These regenerated fibers can be blended with other fibers, and intimately blended to provide a uniform blend of fibers. The fibers can then be subjected to a carding process to orient the fibers, and bound together using mechanical, chemical, or thermal binding processes to form a non-woven material. This material can then be used to form finished goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Kayren J. Nunn
  • Publication number: 20110042302
    Abstract: Provided are nonwoven polymeric fiber webs using an improved curable composition. Such curable composition comprises a reaction product of an amine and a reactant in the form of an amino-amide intermediate. To the amino-amide is added an aldehyde or ketone to form the curable binder composition. The composition when applied to the polymeric fibers is cured to form a water-insoluble polymer binder which exhibits good adhesion and thermo-dimensional stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, James Patrick Hamilton, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 7875091
    Abstract: A rapid structuring media cartridge includes a cartridge body, a first binder and first abrasive particles. The cartridge is operable to deposit successive patterned layers including the first binder and first abrasive particles to form an abrasive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.
    Inventors: Damien Nevorct, Gwo Swei, Alain Zanoli
  • Patent number: 7867302
    Abstract: A method of facilitating abrasive article manufacturing includes providing a rapid tooling system to a consumer and providing a cartridge to the consumer. The cartridge has a cartridge body, a first binder and first abrasive particles. The cartridge is configured to operate as part of the rapid tooling system and is operable to deposit the first binder and the first abrasive particles in successive patterned layers to form an abrasive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.
    Inventors: Damien Nevoret, Gwo Swei, Alain Zanoli
  • Patent number: 7820095
    Abstract: A low density component, such as hollow microspheres, dispersed in a binder to produces a material having a surface that is comfortable to the touch even after extended exposure to an energy source, such as direct sun light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Twist Engine, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack C. Priegel
  • Publication number: 20100266247
    Abstract: A method for making a flexible fibrous continuous tape containing 60 to 98 wt % fiber based on the weight of the tape, from multifilament yarn selected from aramid, glass, aromatic polyester, and rigid rod polymer, comprising the steps: a1) spreading the filaments of the yarn to obtain a filament layer having a cross sectional aspect ratio (w/h) of 2 to 2000; and b1) treating the spread filaments with a curable resin, or a liquid thermoplastic resin or wax; or a2) treating the yarn with the curable resin, or the liquid thermoplastic resin or wax; and b2) spreading the filaments of the yarn to obtain a filament layer having a cross sectional aspect ratio (w/h) of 2 to 2000; followed by c) fixating the filaments by curing or solidifying the resin to obtain the tape, wherein steps a1-b1, respectively a2-b2, and c are performed in-line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: TEIJIN ARAMID B.V.
    Inventors: Stef Willemsen, Peter Gerard Akker, Huibert Cornelis Kwint, Adrianus Johannus Wilhelmus Van Haren
  • Publication number: 20100203384
    Abstract: A stacked energy storage device (ESD) has at least two conductive substrates arranged in a stack. Each cell segment may have a first electrode unit having a first active material electrode, a second electrode unit having a second active material electrode, and an electrolyte layer between the active material electrodes. Each active material electrode may have a plurality of folded sections and planar sections to increase the ESD capacity, for example, by increasing number of interfaces within each cell segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: G4 Synergetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Kenneth West, Martin Patrick Higgins, Eileen Higgins, Julius Regalado, Anthony George, Xin Zhou, Nelson Citta, Myles Citta, Allen Michael, Kenneth Cherisol, Daniel J. West, Barbara Patterson
  • Publication number: 20100198179
    Abstract: Occurrence of a protuberance due to swelling of superabsorbent resin is prevented in an absorbent article. An absorbent article includes: a fluid-permeable surface sheet; a fluid-impermeable back face sheet; and a liquid-absorbent core that is between the surface sheet and the back face sheet and that includes hydrophilic fiber and superabsorbent resin, the liquid-absorbent core having a plurality of through holes formed thereon and high-density regions, the high-density regions being each provided at a position adjacent to each of the through holes, a density of the superabsorbent resin in each of the high-density regions being higher than in another region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Noda, Atsushi Tsukuda, Kenichiro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 7763231
    Abstract: A process for producing carbon nanotubes includes carbon plasma generation with microwave energy, plasma stabilization, and product deposition. Stabilization homogenizes the plasma energy density and concentration, leading to a more efficient reactor. A transition metal catalyst and associated catalyst support are used to form the end product. The formation region may have variations of geometry and supporting equipment that will affect the rate and purity of production. The formation region is immediately downstream from the plasma stabilization region such that the apparatus may be mounted on a robotic arm for direct deposition of product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Slade H. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7754120
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a three layer composite panel with improved moisture resistance, minimal thickness swell, thermal stability, and a smooth hard surface suitable for direct lamination. The composite panel is produced utilizing recycled polyurethanes, preferably obtained from vehicle headliners, insulated foam panels, foam insulation, energy absorbent panels, and polyisocyanurate foams along with materials incidental to at least one recycled component including composite resins, cloth, adhesives, fiberglass, and plastics. The composite panel is composed of a core layer pressed between two surface layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Reinhard H. Kessing
  • Patent number: 7740141
    Abstract: Granules comprise binder-agglomerated active particles for liquid treatment or filtration. Each granule has a center core of a material that itself has binding properties without the addition of other binders or sprays or adhesives, or, alternatively, each granule comprises a matrix of active materials stuck together with the binder. The binder structure preferably ranges from a non-uniform matrix of binder formed by heat-deformed binder particles, to a clump of binder particles generally retaining the original shape or the binder particles, to non-continuous connectors of binder between active particles. The invented two-part media has high surface area per volume of media, which, because the outer surface and inner void surfaces of the particles are preferably substantially covered with active particles, translates to high activity for the preferred treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Omnipure Filter Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger P. Reid, Bruce Saaski
  • Patent number: 7736559
    Abstract: Thermosetting adhesive compositions for use in e.g., particleboard or fiberboard, wherein the compositions comprise a blend of a protein-based component and a polymeric quaternary amine cure accelerant, can provide the fast tack-building and curing, as well as ultimately good bonding characteristics normally associated with synthetic resin compositions. Preferably, the polymeric quaternary amine cure accelerant is the reaction product of a polyamidoamine and epichlorohydrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Rivers, Brandi D. Johnson Griffin, Cornel Hagiopol, Robert A. Breyer, Winford Terry Liles
  • Publication number: 20100117265
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous size compositions for reinforcing fibers containing very little or no polymer film formers, but comprising one or more coupling agents, one or more lubricants and optionally one or more other functional ingredients that do not include a resin polymer film former. Also disclosed are reinforcing fiber strands having such a sizing thereon, molding compounds containing these reinforcing fiber strands and methods of making the molding compounds and reinforced polymer composite products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Gary Alan Pollman, Souvik Nandi
  • Publication number: 20100096587
    Abstract: A reagent delivering article comprising porous sintered polycrystalline diamond where the delivering article is capable of retaining at least one chemical reagent and releasing the chemical reagent in a fluid or has reactive sites on diamond surfaces of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew R. Linford, Michael A. Vail
  • Patent number: 7699955
    Abstract: A method of making an embossed air-laid absorbent sheet material includes depositing a dry web of fibers on a foraminous support; compacting the fiber web; embossing the compacted fiber web with an embossing roll provided with a plurality of sinuate bosses radially projecting circumferentially around the embossing roll to provide the fiber web with a functional emboss pattern including a plurality of continuous sinuate compressed regions extending in a machine direction of the fiber web, and bonding the fiber web to produce the embossed air-laid absorbent sheet material. The emboss pattern is operative to preferentially convey sorbed liquid along the plurality of continuous sinuate compressed regions of the fiber web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Bradley G. Schmidt, Jennifer N. Wergin, Barbara V. Buman, Michael P. Bouchette
  • Publication number: 20100087117
    Abstract: A scouring material comprises a three-dimensional non-woven web (3) of entangled fibres (5) bonded to one another at mutual contact points (7). The fibres comprise natural vegetable fibres in an amount of at least 50% by weight, and crimped synthetic fibres in an amount of at least 5% by weight. The fibres, throughout the web, have a substantially continuous coating of binder resin; and the web of bonded fibres has a maximum density of 60 kg/m3. A method of making the scouring material comprises the steps of: forming a three-dimensional non-woven web of entangled fibres; roll-coating the web with a binder resin; and curing the binder resin to form the scouring material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Jeremie PEYRAS-CARRATTE, Jean-Marie Coant, Carmen Martin Rivera, Cristobal Martin-Bernia, Maria de los Angeles Alcazar
  • Publication number: 20100078122
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of manufacturing a fluid enclosure. The method includes reducing the size of active material particles sufficient to provide a maximum active material particle size substantially within the same order of size as the active material particle decrepitation size, contacting the particles with a binder sufficient to provide a mixture, pressing the mixture sufficient to provide a compacted mixture, heating the compacted mixture sufficient to form a fluid storage component and conformably coupling an outer enclosure wall to the fluid storage component sufficient to provide a fluid enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Angstrom Power Incorporated
    Inventors: Joerg Zimmermann, Tristan Sloan, Mikhail Gurin, Laura Gill
  • Patent number: 7678310
    Abstract: A block tool for surface finishing operations, which has a support and coupling member (2) for connection to a machine tool, and an abrasive block (3) held by the support member (2), the abrasive block being obtained from a solution or emulsion of a granular abrasive material dispersed in a matrix comprising a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Aros S.R.L.
    Inventor: Stefano Fioratti
  • Patent number: 7670520
    Abstract: A process for producing fiber-reinforced structural cementitious panels made of at least one layer of fiber reinforced cementitious slurry, the process for each such layer of slurry including providing a moving web; depositing a first layer of individual, loose fibers upon the web; depositing a layer of settable slurry upon the deposited first layer of individual, loose fibers; depositing a second layer of individual, loose fibers upon the deposited layer of settable slurry; and actively embedding both layers of individual, loose fibers into the layer of slurry to distribute the fibers throughout the slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Ashish Dubey
  • Publication number: 20100044903
    Abstract: An apparatus provides a method for transferring infiltrant to a 3D printed article comprising the steps of (i) calculating the amount of infiltrant based in part upon the particulars of the 3D printed articles; (ii) dispensing the calculated amount of infiltrant to a scale from an infiltrant dispenser through a controller; (iii) weighing the dispensed infiltrant during the dispensing; providing the controller with a signal of the weighed dispensed infiltrant; and (iv) automatically stopping the infiltrant dispenser through the controller as the weighed infiltrant reaches the calculated amount of infiltrant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: The ExOne Company
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Rhoades, Anita Hancox, John Y.P. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 7666818
    Abstract: A combinatorial library includes a gelcast substrate defining a plurality of cavities in at least one surface thereof; and a plurality of gelcast test materials in the cavities, at least two of the test materials differing from the substrate in at least one compositional characteristic, the two test materials differing from each other in at least one compositional characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Lauf, Claudia A. Walls, Lynn A. Boatner
  • Publication number: 20100040832
    Abstract: Glass mats for use in building construction are provided. The mats include chopped glass fibers and a formaldehyde-free-curable binder disposed on the glass fibers. The binder includes a binder selected from polyorganic acid-polyol, starch grafted acrylic styrene and acrylic modified polyvinyl acetate, for example, containing a sufficient amount of a hydrophobic additive to improve the hot wet retention of the mat after five minutes of exposure to 80° C. water by at least about 5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: CHARLES G. HERBERT
  • Patent number: 7655105
    Abstract: A method of making an embossed air-laid absorbent sheet product includes depositing a dry web of fibers on a foraminous support; compacting the fiber web; embossing the compacted web with a laser-engraved roll with a hard rubber embossing surface, the hard rubber embossing surface having a plurality of sinuate bosses radially projecting circumferentially around the laser-engraved roll to provide the fiber web with a functional emboss pattern including a plurality of continuous sinuate compressed regions extending in a machine direction of the fiber web, the laser-engraved roll being heated to or maintained at a temperature of from about 100° F. to about 300° F.; and bonding the fiber web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Bradley G. Schmidt, James R. Vande Hey, James P. Zadrazil, Edward J. Yock
  • Patent number: 7651591
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a fire retardant composite panel material is fabricated. A water-based slurry comprising partially soluble boric acid and borax pentahydrate solids is created. An adhesive used in the composite panel fabrication process is added to fibers. The water-based slurry is separately added to the adhesive and, after mixing, to the fibers. The composite panel produced thereby is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Sierra Pine Ltd.
    Inventor: Graham Hume
  • Patent number: 7648666
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method comprises a plurality of operations. An operation is performed for depositing a quantity of article-forming media within a media receiving cavity of article forming equipment. After depositing at least a portion of the article-forming media within the media receiving cavity, an operation performed for depositing a volume of a prescribed fluid into the media receiving cavity. Depositing the prescribed fluid includes moving a first fluid delivery device through the quantity of the article-forming media while injecting the prescribed fluid through the first fluid delivery device into the quantity of the article-forming media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Steve Eugene Everett
  • Publication number: 20090321979
    Abstract: Three-dimensional models can be produced by a sheet deposition method using a sheet material made of water-soluble paper as the depositing material. Each layer of the sheet material is made severable along the contour lines of the three-dimensional model by discharging water using the nozzle of a fluid discharge head onto each layer of the sheet material. A coloring solution is discharged from the fluid discharge head when each layer is deposited to color the sheet material. After the deposition is completed, the unnecessary parts of the sheet material can be pulled away to complete the three-dimensional model. Alternatively, by discharging a setting solution using a nozzle of the fluid discharge head onto each layer of the sheet material, each layer of the sheet material in the section area of the three-dimensional model can be insolubilized, and a color setting solution can be discharged to color and set the colored parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriaki Hiraide
  • Publication number: 20090321981
    Abstract: A cellulosic inclusion-thermoplastic composition that includes cellulosic inclusions and a thermoplastic polyolefin that forms a matrix in which the cellulosic inclusions are dispersed. A maleated polymer and a polar thermoplastic polymer resin of a polyamide or polyester are provided to improve adhesion between the cellulosic inclusions and the thermoplastic polyolefin. The polar thermoplastic polymer resin is characterized by a melting temperature greater than that of the thermoplastic polyolefin. The composition as provided has increased break tensile strength relative to a composition devoid of the polar thermoplastic polymer resin but otherwise is unchanged. The break tensile is measured at 23° Celsius and at an elongation rate of 50 millimeters per minute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: RheTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Hopkins, Robert C. Joyce, Harutun George Karian
  • Patent number: 7550518
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing materials system and method can produce both appearance models and small numbers of functional parts in an office environment. The method can include building cross-sectional portions of a three-dimensional article, and assembling the individual cross-sectional areas in a layer-wise fashion to form a final article. The individual cross-sectional areas can be built by using an ink-jet printhead to deliver an aqueous solvent or binder to an adhesive particulate mixture, causing the particles of the mixture to adhere together, and to previous cross-sectional areas. The binder can include at least one of nonaqueous organic monomeric compound, anionically ionizable polymer, cationic polymer, polymer, waterborne colloid, or inorganic solute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Z Corporation
    Inventors: James F. Bredt, Sarah L. Clark, Evert F. Uy, Matthew J. DiCologero, Timothy Anderson, Michael Tarkanian, Derek X. Williams
  • Publication number: 20090061193
    Abstract: A carbon fiber composite sheet comprising a pitch-based carbon fiber web and a matrix resin, wherein carbon fibers constituting the pitch-based carbon fiber web have a crystallite size in the hexagonal net plane direction of 5 nm or more and a thermal conductivity in the thickness direction of 1 W/(m·K) or more. This carbon fiber composite sheet is used for radio shielding and heat conduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hara, Masumi Hirata, Tetsuo Ban
  • Patent number: 7491352
    Abstract: The present invention provides polarized electrodes that ensure a satisfactory packing ratio of activated carbon particles and conductive particulates and favorable contact between these and an electrolyte, and demonstrate high capacitance. The present invention relates to the following electrode materials for polarized electrodes: (1) electrode materials for polarized electrodes containing a rubber-based emulsion, activated carbon particles, conductive particulates, and a surfactant; and (2) electrode materials for polarized electrodes containing a dispersion of polytetrafluoroethylene, activated carbon particles, conductive particulates, and a surfactant, wherein the solid content is 25% by weight or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Junji Ito
  • Publication number: 20090001627
    Abstract: A lignocellulosic composite material and a method for preparing the lignocellulosic composite material are disclosed. The composite material is formed from lignocellulosic particles and a binder resin. The binder resin comprises a polyisocyanate, at least one of insecticide and/or fungicide that are dispersed throughout the polyisocyanate. The insecticide and/or fungicide is also dispersed throughout the lignocellulosic particles. Since the insecticide and/or fungicide is dispersed throughout the composite material, the composite material is insect resistant and is able to withstand insect attacks and prevent fungus growth and decay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Limei Lu, Keith A. Holmes, Clark D. Klein, Donald C. Mente
  • Publication number: 20080308963
    Abstract: A process for producing a new material consists of utilising pieces of waste material which are to be discarded from a process of scrapping a product such as a vehicle where the product is passed through a shredding machine (12) which shreds, chops or fragments the product which is to be scrapped into small pieces and after at least part of the re-useable pieces have been recovered, mixing or coating (22) the remaining waste material with an encapsulating material for wholly or partially encapsulating the waste material therein to form a new composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: George Owen
  • Patent number: 7445738
    Abstract: A multi-layer process for producing structural cementitious panels, includes, a. providing a moving web; b. one of depositing a first layer of loose fibers upon the web and c. depositing a layer of settable slurry upon the web; d. depositing a second layer of loose fibers upon the slurry; e. embedding said second layer of fibers into the slurry; and f. repeating steps c. through e. until the desired number of layers of settable fiber-enhanced slurry in the panel is obtained. Also provided are a structural panel produced by the present process, an apparatus suitable for producing structural cementitious panels according to the present process, and a structural cementitious panel having multiple layers, each layer created by depositing a layer of settable slurry upon a moving web, depositing fibers upon the slurry and embedding the fibers into the slurry such that each layer is integrally formed with the adjacent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Ashish Dubey, Joe W. Chambers, Aaron Greengard, Alfred C. Li, D. Paul Miller, Michael J. Porter
  • Publication number: 20080258331
    Abstract: A method for making an abrasive article is disclosed. An exemplary embodiment comprises positioning particles of abrasive agglomerate (10) in at least a portion (8) of an abrasive article mould (2), injecting molten thermoplastic binder resin into the abrasive article mould (2) and allowing the thermoplastic binder resin to cool such that the particles or abrasive agglomerate (10) are secured within the thermoplastic binder resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jean Le Normand, Jonathan M. Lise, Gerhard Lohmeier, Pierre M. Congard
  • Publication number: 20080246177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of moldings from finely divided materials based on lignocellulose, and the moldings obtainable thereby. The invention also relates to the use of aqueous compositions which comprise at least one crosslinkable urea compound for the preparation of finely divided materials based on lignocellulose and treated with this composition for the production of moldings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Basf Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulf Baus, Gunter Scherr, Holger Militz, Andreas Krause, Falko Wepner
  • Patent number: 7425290
    Abstract: A compacted particulate polymer additive composition in a dry granular form formed from a substantially uniform mixture of the following components: (a) at least one particulate sterically-hindered phenolic compound; and (b) one or more particulate polymer additives other than a sterically-hindered phenolic compound; wherein the particles of said composition are held together in compacted dry granular form exclusively or substantially exclusively by contact with dried surfaces of in situ desolvated particles from particles of one or more at least partially solvated components of (a), and optionally by contact with dried surfaces of in situ desolvated particles from particles of one or more at least partially solvated components of (b). Compositions of this type except that there is no component (b) are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventor: John Semen
  • Publication number: 20080179777
    Abstract: A polyolefin-containing material including an internal additive, where the internal additive is a triglyceride according to the structure (T): CH2(OR1)—CH(OR2)—CH2(OR3) ??(T) where R1, R2 and R3 are, independently of one another, saturated, mono- or poly-olefinically unsaturated acyl groups containing 8 to 24 carbon atoms, the chain lengths of the acyl groups are the same or different, and the polyolefin-containing material exhibits improved softness is provided. A process for the softening finishing of articles including polyolefins is also provided and includes adding a triglyceride to polymer granules including a polyolefin present in an amount of from about 0.1% to about 40% by weight, based on the weight of the granules, and subjecting to further processing to form a fiber or film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Christine Wild, Rolf Stein, Hans-Georg Kraemer
  • Patent number: 7396438
    Abstract: A method of making a formed, dried lignocellulose fiber material comprising (a) providing an aqueous lignocellulose fiber pulp slurry having an effective consistency; (b) de-watering the slurry to provide a de-watered material at an effective de-watering rate under an effective pressure to prevent or reduce the formation of fissures and voids within the material; (c) drying an effective amount of the de-watered material at an effective temperature and period of time to provide the formed, dried lignocellulose fiber material having a thickness of at least 5 mm. The formed, dried lignocellulose material may be used to make a lignocellulose fiber-resin composite material of use as a cost effective structural member, as a substitute for steel, in, for example, bridges, processing equipment, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Tembec Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. N. Scobie
  • Publication number: 20080145630
    Abstract: Densified non-woven materials having acoustic and thermal properties are provided. The non-woven material is formed of a thermoplastic material or fibers and a thermoplastic material. The fibers may be an organic, inorganic, or thermoplastic fiber and are desirably devoid of conventional sizing compositions. The densified portion of the non-woven material is formed by applying a moisture additive and subsequently applying heat. Heating the non-woven material causes the water in the moisture additive to turn to steam, which causes a molecular change in the polymer based thermoplastic material(s) of the non-woven material that was treated with the moisture additive. The moisture additive is preferably water, but may include a dilute alkali, a dilute acid, or additives to enhance surface, fire, or mold release characteristics. The water additive may be utilized to surface treat, partially treat, or completely treat the air-laid mat to achieve desired acoustic or thermal properties and/or stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony L. Rockwell
  • Publication number: 20080110549
    Abstract: A two-piece assembly with an internal attachment mechanism includes a tray providing a tray channel and a lid providing a lid channel. The lid is mateable to the tray such that their respective channels combine to form a duct. A bonding material is received in the duct such that the tray and the lid are bonded to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Eric D. Anderson, Peter Hamm
  • Patent number: 7354542
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process of a lightweight, heat insulating, high compressive strength, water insoluble material by heat treatment at temperatures between 650-950° C., possessing a low bulk density (from 300 to 800 kg/m3) and improved heat insulating capacity (?=0.07 to 0.25 W/m·deg.) when it has been used to form an article having a compressive strength of from 0.49 to 5.59 Mpa. The starting chemical composition comprising more than 90% by weight of either perlite, pumice or pumice related group of materials or mixture of them and an additive in quantities less than 10% by weight containing Na2O and B2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Nesteks Nevsehir Tekstil Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
    Inventor: Ismail Girgin
  • Patent number: 7341781
    Abstract: A material useful in a process for embossing a flexible graphite sheet is presented. The inventive material is a flexible graphite sheet which has a preselected void condition which provides the capability of controlling the morphology, and thus the functional characteristics, of the resulting embossed sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Klug