Layered, Stratified Traversely Of Length, Or Multiphase Macrostructure Containing Material (e.g., Conjugate, Composite, Islands-in-sea, Core-sheath, Etc.) Patents (Class 264/171.1)
  • Patent number: 10195835
    Abstract: The method includes forming, on a bonding object surface of a bonding object, an adhesive layer for bonding an unvulcanized rubber onto the bonding object surface, through use of an adhesion sheet and a fixing device. The fixing device includes an enclosed chamber. The fixing device is configured such that a gas in the chamber can be discharged and a gas can be introduced into the chamber. The fixing device includes a table which is arranged in the chamber and on which the bonding object can be placed. The adhesion sheet includes a top coating adhesive layer formed on a film and an undercoating adhesive layer formed on the top coating adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NAKASHIMA RUBBER INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rikito Eguchi, Mikio Nakashima, Yoshikuni Takata, Takemi Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 9969879
    Abstract: The invention relates to copolycarbonate compositions having branch structures and linear oligomers and improved flow properties, to their use for producing blends and moldings and to moldings obtained therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Rolf Wehrmann, Helmut Werner Heuer, Anke Boumans
  • Publication number: 20150133250
    Abstract: A belt having a tensile cord embedded in the belt, extending in a longitudinal direction and made up of two components: a tensile component and a sacrificed component. The sacrificed component may be broken into a plurality of discontinuous segments. The tensile component provides most of the reinforcement of the belt. The sacrificial component of the precursor cord protects the tensile component from excessive stretching during cord treating and winding, but breaks, melts, or yields during mandrel expansion during the belt molding process, thus preserving the stretchability of the tensile component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Xiang Wu, Charlie Ochoa, Lance Hall, Tae Hee Cheong
  • Patent number: 9028733
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a single extrudable food stream such as a cooked cereal dough into a plurality of differently colored and/or flavored dough streams is disclosed including an extruder having screw augers for advancing a plastic food mass, a head or manifold for dividing the plastic food mass into a plurality of substreams each in turn in fluid communication with a plurality of sub-divided dough passageways, and a die head having a plurality of die ports. Each subpassage is separately supplied an additive and has disposed therein a multiplicity of in-line static mixer elements to admix the additive into the substreams of the plastic food mass before passage through the die ports. In a preferred form, first and second substreams are intermixed in a non-homogenous manner before reaching the exit ports. The extrudates are severed into individual pieces by a rotary cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: James N Weinstein, Kevin Wright
  • Publication number: 20150117146
    Abstract: Streamers used in mapping strata beneath a marine body are described, such as in a flexible neutrally buoyant towed array. A streamer cable is described using polyurea, within a sleeve, where the polyurea demonstrates durability in the presence of extreme hydrodynamic forces at depths in the marine body. The sleeve optionally uses longitudinal directed, inward pointing ribs to distribute forces and to minimize expansion of micro-cracks. The polyurea is optionally made neutrally buoyant through the controlled dosage of hollow, flexible, and/or glass microspheres into the polyurea at time of polymerization. A stress relieving connector is optionally used to longitudinally join a first and second streamer section and/or to connect a streamer section to a streamer stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Richard E. Pearce
  • Publication number: 20150118462
    Abstract: A composite film may include an elastic film portion having first and second edges that are substantially parallel. The elastic film portion may have a first elasticity. The composite film may also include a first non-elastic film portion extending along and contacting the first edge of the elastic film portion. The first non-elastic film portion may have a second elasticity that is substantially lower than the first elasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., LTD.
    Inventors: In-Sun HWANG, Sang-Il PARK, Jeoung-Sub LEE, Min-Hoon CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150114552
    Abstract: A polymeric composite derived from a reclaimed polymeric material. The polymeric composite in particulate form can be thermally compressed into panels and other embodiments that require a component that possesses sufficient mechanical strength and moisture resistance. In certain embodiments, the panel may be utilized as one layer in a multilayered article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Magma Flooring LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, Greggory S. Bennett, Brandon Cernohous, Garrett S. Van Gorden
  • Publication number: 20150110996
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion-coated hardware integrated structural systems, as well as methods of making and using the same. Hardware integrated structural systems of the present invention may exhibit enhanced strength, functionality, and/or durability, while being simpler to assemble and more aesthetic than similar conventional systems. Structural systems according to embodiments of the present invention can be suitable for use in a variety of applications, including as ready-to-assemble furniture or cabinetry or as building and construction materials such as wall board, flooring, trim, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynne Peavey, Mohan Sasthav, James Wilson Mercer, JR., Scott Allen Clear, Chanandh Cheowanich, Michael L. Herrig, Kevin Michael Cable
  • Publication number: 20150110988
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion-coated structural systems including at least one extruded profile member coupled to and extending outwardly from an extrusion-coated structural member, as well as methods of making and using the same. Structural systems of the present invention that include at least one extruded profile member may exhibit enhanced flexibility, functionality, and/or durability. Structural systems according to embodiments of the present invention can be suitable for use in a variety of applications, including in ready-to-assemble furniture or cabinetry applications or as building and construction materials such as wall board, flooring, trim, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynne Peavey, Mohan Sasthav, James Wilson Mercer, JR., Scott Allen Clear, Chanandh Cheowanich
  • Publication number: 20150111031
    Abstract: A tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer film having a first endotherm between about 50° C. and about 300° C., a second endotherm between about 320° C. and about 350° C., and a third endotherm between about 350° C. and about 400° C. is provided. In exemplary embodiments, the third endotherm is approximately 380° C. In some embodiments, the second endotherm is between about 320° C. and about 330° C. or between about 330° C. and about 350° C. TFE copolymer films have a methane permeability less than about 20 ?g*micron/cm2/min. In addition, the dense articles have a void volume of less than about 20%. Methods for dense articles from core shell tetrafluoroethylene copolymers are also provided. The dense articles exhibit improved physical and mechanical properties such as adhesion and barrier properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Ford, Michael E. Kennedy, Shaofeng Ran, Todd S. Sayler, Gregory J. Shafer
  • Publication number: 20150101742
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Z-directed component for insertion into a mounting hole in a printed circuit board according to one example embodiment includes simultaneously extruding a plurality of materials according to the structure of the Z-directed component to form an extruded object and forming the Z-directed component from the extruded object. In one embodiment, the extruded object is divided into individual Z-directed components. In one embodiment, the timing of extrusion between predetermined sections of one of the materials is varied in order to stagger the sections in the extruded object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Bryan Hardin, Zachary Charles Nathan Kratzer, Qing Zhang
  • Patent number: 8999213
    Abstract: A method of making a fiber for use in association with an artificial turf system, as well as an artificial turf system having such a fiber. The fiber is made by extruding a fiber, fibrillating the fiber, and storing the fiber, wherein the fiber is not cut longitudinally between the step of extruding the fiber and storing the fiber. After being extruded the fiber may be folded and wrapped with a wrapping yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Tarkett, Inc.
    Inventor: Juergen Morton-Finger
  • Patent number: 8993109
    Abstract: Disclosed is a void-containing heat-shrinkable polyester film which is composed of at least two layers, wherein at least one of the layers is a polyester resin layer comprising a cyclic polyolefin resin and containing voids. The film has an apparent specific gravity of less than 1.00 and has specified heat shrinking properties and mechanical properties. Also disclosed is a void-containing heat-shrinkable polyester film as mentioned above, which exhibits specified cuttability along a perforation. Further disclosed is a process for producing a void-containing heat-shrinkable polyester film as mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigetomo Yamamoto, Masayuki Haruta, Yukinobu Mukoyama, Masakazu Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20150086605
    Abstract: The technology described herein is directed to compositions comprising at least a first porous biomaterial layer and a second impermeable biomaterial layer and methods relating thereto. In some embodiments, the compositions and methods described herein relate to wound healing, e.g. repair of wounds and/or tissue defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Joshua R. Mauney, Carlos R. Estrada, David L. Kaplan, Eun Seok Gil
  • Patent number: 8980774
    Abstract: Polyester materials, methods for making polyesters materials, and uses of the polyester materials in binder materials and articles of manufacture are disclosed. In one embodiment, a process is provided for preparing a polyester solution, including mixing monomers of at least one organic acid containing at least three carboxylic groups and at least one multi-hydroxyl alcohol containing at least three hydroxyl groups to form a reaction mixture, heating the reaction mixture to a first temperature, polymerizing the monomers at the first temperature until reaching an acid value from about 200 to about 400 mg KOH/g, adjusting the temperature to a second temperature less than the first temperature, and forming the polyester solution. The polyester materials may be mixed with cross-linking materials to form binder materials. The binder material may then be used to form articles of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hexion Inc.
    Inventors: Yingchao Zhang, Raman C. Subrayan, Vinay Malhotra, David A. Snover
  • Publication number: 20150068973
    Abstract: Method for preparing a membrane from fibril cellulose includes supplying fibril cellulose dispersion on a filter layer, draining liquid from a fibril cellulose dispersion by the effect of reduced pressure through the filter layer that is impermeable to fibrils of the fibril cellulose but permeable to the liquid to form a membrane sheet on the filter fabric, applying heat on the opposite side of the membrane sheet to the membrane sheet while continuing draining of the liquid through the filter layer by pressure difference over the filter layer, and removing the membrane sheet from the filter layer as a freestanding membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Marko Bessonoff, Jouni Paltakari, Antti Laukkanen
  • Publication number: 20150035195
    Abstract: The present invention describes a polyamide textile fiber comprising conjugated nanoparticles homogeneously dispersed in the fiber, selected from polyethylene glycol-conjugated platinum nanoparticles, hyaluronic acid-conjugated gold nanoparticles and mixtures thereof. The invention also describes how to obtain it as well as its use in a cosmetic skin treatment as a system for the release of said conjugated nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Alfonso Cirera Santasusana, Esteve Soy Fabra
  • Publication number: 20150038043
    Abstract: The present invention provides for concentrated aqueous silk fibroin solutions and an all-aqueous mode for preparation of concentrated aqueous fibroin solutions that avoids the use of organic solvents, direct additives, or harsh chemicals. The invention further provides for the use of these solutions in production of materials, e.g., fibers, films, foams, meshes, scaffolds and hydrogels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE
    Inventors: David L. KAPLAN, Ung-Jin KIM, Jaehyung PARK, Hyoung-Joon JIN
  • Patent number: 8945447
    Abstract: A method of preparing a green tire innerliner, the method comprising mixing one or more vulcanizable rubbery polymers, less than 0.75 parts by weight zinc oxide, less than 0.75 parts by weight magnesium oxide, and less than 0.75 parts by weight sulfur, per 100 parts by weight rubber, to form a vulcanizable mixture and extruding the mixture to form a green tire innerliner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: James D. Ulmer, Robert Gibbons Barned, Lisa Marie Dinger, Joseph Lanzarotta
  • Patent number: 8945446
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a multilayered interlayer for safety glass that allows for reliable and easy formation of inserted layers having a larger coloring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentarou Ogino, Takeshi Yoshida, Hiroaki Inui
  • Publication number: 20150010350
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism comprising at least two complementary shaped connecting members and a spline member wherein the at least two complementary shaped connecting members are configured to engage with each other and spline member is configured to secure the at least two connecting members together when the at least two complementary shaped connecting members are in an engaged configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Brian A. Emanuel
  • Publication number: 20140377540
    Abstract: The present invention provides a protection film including a substrate composed of a polylactic acid film or sheet having tear strength so as not to break or tear during production or processing of the protection film. The protection film according to the present invention is a protection film including a substrate and a removable pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on at least one surface of the substrate, wherein the substrate is composed of a polylactic acid film or sheet comprising polylactic acid (A) wherein the tear strength is not less than 100 N/mm when the film or sheet is torn at least in a flow direction (MD), a rate of dimensional change due to heating is not more than ±3% in the flow direction (MD) and in a transverse direction (TD), and a rate of dimensional change due to loaded heating is not more than ±3% in the flow direction (MD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Shigeki Ishiguro, Hiroki Senda, Satomi Yoshie, Yuka Sekiguchi, Rie Hayashiuchi, Asuka Endo
  • Patent number: 8906277
    Abstract: The invention relates to film products containing desired levels of active components and methods of their preparation. Desirably, the films disintegrate in water and may be formed by a controlled drying process, or other process that maintains the required uniformity of the film. Desirably, the films may be exposed to temperatures above that at which the active components typically degrade without concern for loss of the desired activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MonoSol Rx, LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Yang, Richard C. Fuisz, Garry L. Myers, Joseph M. Fuisz
  • Patent number: 8899953
    Abstract: An extrusion die head for the extrusion of hollow or center-filled shapes as well as apparatus comprising the extrusion die head and methods employing the die head. The extrusion die head (10) is for the preparation of a plurality of center-filled products (34) of varying composition wherein each product comprises a first (filling) material and a second (outer) material. The die head comprises at least one tube (22) such that a first material may be extruded through the tube or tubes and a second material may be extruded around the tube or tubes. The location and the number of the tubes may be customized to vary the location and amount of the first material relative to the second material and thereby vary the composition of the center-filled product. The extrusion die head apparatus comprises a sleeve (40) enclosing the die head. In one embodiment a first material is conveyed from one or more first apertures (18) via one or more tubes (22) to one or more second apertures (20) where it is extruded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cadbury UK Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Bufton
  • Patent number: 8900498
    Abstract: The invention relates to the film products and methods of their preparation that demonstrate a non-self-aggregating uniform heterogeneity. Desirably, the films disintegrate in water and may be formed by a controlled drying process, or other process that maintains the required uniformity of the film. The films contain a polymer component, which includes polyethylene oxide optionally blended with hydrophilic cellulosic polymers. Desirably, the films also contain a pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent with no more than a 10% variance of the active agent pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent per unit area of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: MonoSol Rx, LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Yang, Richard C. Fuisz, Garry L. Myers, Joseph M. Fuisz
  • Patent number: 8900497
    Abstract: The invention relates to the film products and methods of their preparation that demonstrate a non-self-aggregating uniform heterogeneity. Desirably, the films disintegrate in water and may be formed by a controlled drying process, or other process that maintains the required uniformity of the film. The films contain a polymer component, which includes polyethylene oxide optionally blended with hydrophilic cellulosic polymers. Desirably, the films also contain a pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent with no more than a 10% variance of the active agent pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent per unit area of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: MonoSol Rx, LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Yang, Richard C. Fuiz, Garry L. Myers, Joseph M. Fuiz
  • Publication number: 20140346705
    Abstract: A continuous single-stage embossing station comprised of two (2) temperature controlled engraved rollers which is located immediately after the extrusion die in the manufacturing process for multi-layer laminated glass panels and allows for dual simultaneous embossment of both sides of a polymer melt sheet and produces a polymer interlayer sheet with increased permanence, embossed retention values and decreased incidence of mottle and stack sticking peel force values. Also disclosed herein is an embossed polymer interlayer sheet with a first side, a second side and an embossed surface on at least one of the sides, with a surface roughness Rz of 10 to 90 microns on the embossed surface, a permanence of greater than 95% when tested at 100° C. for five (5) minutes and an embossed surface retention of greater than 70% when tested at 140° C. for five (5) minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Lora Spangler, Vincent J. Yacovone, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Gary Matis, Pratapkumar Nagarajan, Andrew Smith, Witold Szydlowski, Richard Urban, Wenlai Feng
  • Publication number: 20140349047
    Abstract: There is provided a multilayer film comprising a starch layer and at least one other layer. The multilayer film has excellent barrier properties. The starch layer comprises a modified starch having a degree of substitution less than 1.5. Suitable other layers include polyolefins. The multilayer film finds use in packaging, particularly in packaging foodstuffs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas John McCaffrey, Roya Khalil, Nicholas Roy Oakley, Brendan Morris
  • Patent number: 8889054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing hybrid materials of thin polymer films with single, laminated, complete and/or partially embedded nanofibers to obtain products with unique functional properties. In one embodiment, the present invention involves a method that comprises the combination of two process technologies; a thin film solution casting process (tape casting, solvent casting) and an electrospinning process, in order to produce hybrid materials of thin polymer films with single, laminated, completely and/or partially embedded electrospun nanofibers to obtain products with unique functional properties. In another embodiment of the present invention, fibers and/or nanofibers of a chosen material are spun directly on to substrates of polymer solutions and/or monomers solutions, were such solutions are located on a carrier belt that is electrically and/or ionically conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Mukerrem Cakmak, Darrell H. Reneker, Baris Yalcin
  • Patent number: 8871353
    Abstract: Films including at least one layer of a blend of a cyclic olefin copolymer and a hydrocarbon wax are described. Particularly, films including 75.0 wt % to 99.9 wt % of a copolymer of a cyclic olefin monomer and an acyclic olefin and 0.1 wt % to 25.0 wt % of a hydrocarbon wax are described. Methods of making such films are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Jindal Films Americas, LLC
    Inventor: Pang-Chia Lu
  • Publication number: 20140308506
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to extrusion die systems. In particular, the present disclosure relates to the cyclical extrusion of materials to generate small sized grain features, generally in the range of nanosized grain features, in a tubular or profile shape, in which the individual nanolayers possess pores and/or polymer crystals oriented parallel to the extrusion flow direction and including products with enhanced permeation properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc
    Inventors: Richard GUILLEMETTE, Robert PETERS, Christopher HUMMEL
  • Patent number: 8852474
    Abstract: Processes for making fibrous structures and more particularly processes for making fibrous structures comprising filaments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Lee Barnholtz, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Michael Donald Suer, Douglas Jay Barkey, Jonathan Paul Brennan, Ronald Thomas Gorley
  • Publication number: 20140271787
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a soft, flexible, continuous, single-layer structural directional active delivery device such as a film product with discrete domains useful for controlled administration of the active to a patient. The discrete domains are substantially inseparable from one another, have different rates of dissolution and advantageously offer superior adhesion to the body of the patient while administering the active directionally and effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MONOSOL RX, LLC
    Inventor: MONOSOL RX, LLC
  • Publication number: 20140262430
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable includes an insulating layer disposed through extrusion in vicinity of a plurality of conductors arrayed in parallel with each other. The insulating layer is composed of a vinyl chloride-based resin composition having a die swell ratio of 1.1 or more at a molding temperature during the extrusion. The molding temperature is between 150° C. to 200° C. with a linear rate of between 50 m/minute to 200 m/minute. A melt tension of the vinyl chloride-based resin composition is 0.02 N to 0.2 N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Maki Yamada, Toshiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140277440
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-sealing patch for use with a tissue expander implant. The self-sealing patch serves as protection for the tissue expander against a hypodermic needle inadvertently missing a fluid injection port thereof by sealing a puncture through the patch. The patch includes a first sheet having a first sheet perimeter, a second sheet having a second sheet perimeter attached to the first sheet perimeter to form a pocket between the first sheet and the second sheet. Material is disposed within the pocket, where the material is hydrophobic material having a viscosity high enough that the material is prevented from flowing outside the pocket when either the first or second sheet is punctured with a hypodermic needle but low enough that the material flows to close a track made by a hypodermic needle puncturing the first or second sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Alisha M. Martin, Anita Falcon, Cathy O. Glines, Philip M. Steele
  • Patent number: 8834761
    Abstract: A permanently lubricated film gasket for providing a fluid-tight seal between a corrugated pipe and a smooth annular section of an outer pipe or section when the corrugated pipe and the outer pipe or section are in a relative surrounded and surrounding relationship. A first portion of the gasket is shaped to fit within a groove or recess of the corrugated pipe. A second portion of the gasket extends from the first portion. The second portion is at least partially comprised of permanently lubricated film for facilitating in the connection of the pipes along a single direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: SpringSeal, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Knapp
  • Publication number: 20140255700
    Abstract: Provided are a resin blend including a first resin, and a second resin having a hydrophobic moiety represented by Formula 1 at a main chain and having a difference in surface energy from the first resin at 25° C. of 0.1 to 20 mN/m, and formed in a layer-separated structure, a pellet, a method of manufacturing the same, and a resin molded article having a specific layer-separated structure. Because of the resin blend, a molded product may have enhanced mechanical properties and surface hardness, and additional surface coating may be omitted, thereby reducing a processing time, increasing productivity, and reducing production costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Eun Joo CHOI, Jin Young RYU, Woo Sung KIM, Houng Sik YOO, Han Na LEE, Hyeon CHOI
  • Patent number: 8808607
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet has cut surfaces with low surface roughness and hence shows reduced thermal resistance at the interfaces, and high thermal conductivity in the thickness direction. Thus, the thermally conductive sheet can be interposed between any of various heat sources and a radiation member. The process for producing the thermally conductive sheet includes at least: an extrusion molding step in which a thermally conductive composition containing a polymer, an anisotropic thermally conductive filler, and a filler is extruded with an extruder to thereby mold an extrusion-molded product in which the anisotropic thermally conductive filler has been oriented along the extrusion direction; a curing step in which the extrusion-molded product is cured to obtain a cured object; and a slicing step in which the cured object is sliced into a given thickness with an ultrasonic cutter in the direction perpendicular to the extrusion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Usui, Keisuke Aramaki
  • Publication number: 20140225024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a core-shell structured nanoparticle having hard-soft heterostructure, magnet prepared from the nanoparticle, and preparing method thereof. The core-shell structured nanoparticle having hard-soft magnetic heterostructure of present invention has some merits such as independence from resource supply problem of rare earth elements and low price and can overcome physical and magnetic limitations possessed by the conventional ferrite mono-phased material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: LG Electronics Inc., INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY ERICA CAMPUS
    Inventors: Jongryoul Kim, Jinbae Kim, Namseok Kang, Sanggeun Cho
  • Publication number: 20140227605
    Abstract: The present invention provides a production method and the like of a microporous stretched film having a high puncture strength and the like. The method includes: a first step of melt-kneading a cellulose nanofiber and a polyolefin resin to thereby disperse the nanofiber in the resin; a second step of removing water from a kneaded mixture obtained in the first step; a third step of mixing a plasticizer in the nanofiber and the resin and melt-kneading them to prepare a polyolefin resin composition; a fourth step of extrusion-molding the polyolefin resin composition; a fifth step of stretching an extrusion-molded article obtained in the fourth step to form a film; and a sixth step of extracting the plasticizer from the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Kushizaki, Ryou Ishiguro, Mariko Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8800136
    Abstract: Insulated electrically conductive fibers or microwires of sizes on the order of 1 mil (25 microns) diameter, so as to be suitable for processing into yarns or multi-microwire bundles, for example, for incorporation into conformable fabric products or for use as wearable electronic circuitry are made by coprocessing a core of a lower-melting-point metal within a sheath of a higher-melting-point polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Pascale Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Willorage Rathna Perera, Gerald J. Mauretti
  • Publication number: 20140220273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition containing polycarbonate with a weight-average molecular weight Mw of from 24,000 to 33,000 and 5.0 wt. % to 20.0 wt. % (based on the total amount of the composition) of glass hollow spheres with an alkalinity of less than 1.0 meq/g. The present invention furthermore provides coextruded sheets in which the coextruded layer contains this polymer composition, and shaped articles produced therefrom, in particular containers and pieces of luggage, very particularly suitcases. Sheets which are obtainable with the polymer composition according to the invention have a high mechanical stability, a high scratch resistance, pleasant haptic properties and an excellent homogeneous external visual impression. The present invention furthermore relates to a process for the preparation of these polymer compositions and a process for production of the sheets according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Blaschke, Heinrich Hähnsen, Peter Schwarz, Klaus Kraner, Hans-jürgen Thiem, Michael Wagner
  • Publication number: 20140199592
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to high sulfur content polymeric materials and composites, methods for making them, and devices using them such as electrochemical cells and optical elements. In one aspect, a polymeric composition comprising a copolymer of sulfur, at a level in the range of at least about 50 wt % of the copolymer, and one or more monomers each selected from the group consisting of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, epoxide monomers, and thiirane monomers, at a level in the range of about 0.1 wt % to about 50 wt % of the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSI OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Dong-Chul Pyun, Jared J. Griebel, Woo Jin Chung, Richard Glass, Robert A. Norwood, Roland Himmelhuber, Adam. G. Simmonos
  • Patent number: 8778253
    Abstract: A technique with which a nanofibrous resin spun by electrospinning can be introduced into inner parts of fibers. The process for fiber composite material production is a process which comprises spinning a nanofibrous resin toward split fibers continuously conveyed along a given conveyance route and thereby combining the split fibers with the resin to produce a fiber composite material. The process involves a resin spinning step in which the nanofibrous resin spun with an electrospinning device is flown toward the split fibers. In the resin spinning step, the direction in which the nanofibrous resin proceeds is made to be the same as the conveying direction of the split fibers by blowing an air stream from a blower on the nanofibrous resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20140178471
    Abstract: The present invention in general relates to a pharmaceutical dosage form comprising a multi-layered release formulation formed by co-extrusion. Said formulation in particular comprises a core layer comprising at least one polymer selected from polycaprolactone, ethylcellulose, or combinations thereof; and a coat layer comprising at least one (co)polymer selected from the list comprising: polyethylene oxide; polyethylene glycol; Basic Butylated Methacrylate (co)polymer; a (co)polymer of polyvinylcaprolactam, PEG and polyvinylacetate; or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITEIT GENT
    Inventors: Jean Paul Remon, Chris Vervaet
  • Publication number: 20140151922
    Abstract: A method for the creation of a plurality of continuously folded layers. This approach for creating multilayered products begins with a typical flow channel for a product in which the cross-section of this flow channel is an annular ring. The flow channel is then morphed to create folds in the flow channel. Fold patterns are manufactured into the channel walls so as to gradually modify the contour of the stream. These folds are oriented and propagated in such a way so that the flow can be converged back to a flow passage with a typical cross section but now with a multiplied number of layers. This process may be repeated to multiply the number of layers. The number of folded layers can include 3-10 layers, ten to hundreds of layers and ten to thousands of layers. The layers remain continuous around the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: GUILL TOOL AND ENGINEERING, CO. INC.
    Inventor: Robert Peters
  • Patent number: 8741408
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a flexible underwater pipe intended for transporting fluids, notably hydrocarbons, comprising at least one layer comprising a polymeric resin comprising at least one polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane chemically bound to the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Technip France
    Inventors: Frédéric Tronc, Alain Coutarel
  • Patent number: 8734695
    Abstract: An endoscope flexible tube comprises: a tubular structure having flexibility; and a shell layer on an outer peripheral surface of the tubular structure, wherein the shell layer has a two-layer structure including a rigid resin layer of a rigid resin and a soft resin layer of a soft resin, and wherein the two-layer structure is maintained over the entire flexible tube in its length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yago, Nobuharu Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Yoshimoto, Rei Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 8715816
    Abstract: A multilayered film is shown and described that is used in particular for packaging, which comprises at least one first layer A and at least one second layer B, wherein layer A contains thermoplastic polyester and layer B contains thermoplastic starch. The multilayered film according to the invention is characterized by excellent barrier properties, low sensitivity to moisture, and good mechanical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Biotec Biologische Naturverpackungen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Harald Schmidt, Christoph Hess, Johannes Mathar, Ralf Hackfort
  • Publication number: 20140097553
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include composite articles comprising at least a first region and a second region and methods of making such articles. The first region may comprise a first composite material, wherein the first region comprises less than 5 wt. % cubic carbides by weight, and the second region may comprise a second composite material, wherein the second composite material differs from the first composite material in at least one characteristic. The composite article may additionally comprise at least one coolant channel. In certain embodiments, the first and second composite material may individually comprise hard particles in a binder, wherein the hard particles independently comprise at least one of a carbide, a nitride, a boride, a silicide, an oxide, and solid solutions thereof and the binder comprises at least one metal selected from cobalt, nickel, iron and alloys thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Kennametal lnc.
    Inventors: Prakash K. Mirchandani, Michale E. Waller, Jeffrey L. Weigold, Billy D. Swearengin