Disparate Treatment Of Article Subsequent To Working, Molding, Or Shaping Patents (Class 264/232)
  • Patent number: 10093586
    Abstract: A method for forming a ceramic matrix composite article includes forming by melt infiltration a ceramic matrix composite substrate inducing a ceramic fiber reinforcement material in a ceramic matrix material having a free silicon proportion and forming by chemical vapor infiltration a ceramic matrix composite outer layer including a ceramic fiber reinforcement material in a ceramic matrix material having no free silicon proportion disposed on at least a portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Krishan Lal Luthra, Gregory Scot Corman, Badri Narayan Ramamurthi
  • Patent number: 9968431
    Abstract: Biocompatible coatings and spin finishes that can be applied to polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymers, and medical devices made from PHA polymers, have been developed. The coatings impart good lubricity to PHA polymers, particularly to fibers and braids made from these materials, making the coatings ideal for use on medical devices such as PHA braided sutures. The spin finishes can be applied to PHA fibers to facilitate their manufacture, and also for their conversion to other products, including medical textiles. The spin finishes serve to protect multifilament fiber bundles, and keep them intact following extrusion, and also to impart lubricity to the fiber bundles and monofilament fibers so that they are not damaged in subsequent processing steps particularly in textile processing. The coating reduces tissue drag of, for example, braided sutures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Martin, Said Rizk, Jon I. Montcrieff, Dennis W. Connelly
  • Patent number: 9776046
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layer encasing the core, wherein the cover has an outermost layer molded of a thermoplastic material selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polyurea and mixtures thereof and, letting the absorbance peak heights near a wave number of 1512 cm?1 measured by the attenuated total reflectance method in Fourier transform infrared absorption spectroscopy (FT-IR/ATR spectroscopy) at an outside portion and an inside portion of the outermost cover layer be respectively P1 and P2, the value P1-P2 is at least 0.02.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanae Tajima, Katsunobu Mochizuki, Hiroyuki Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 9683057
    Abstract: Process for modifying a polymer in the absence of elemental sulfur amounts larger than 0.5 phr, comprising the steps of a. mixing said polymer with a maleimide-functionalized mono-azide at a temperature in the range 80-250° C. to form a functionalized polymer, and b. thermally treating the functionalized polymer at a temperature in the range 50-270° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Waldo Joseph Elisabeth Beek, Auke Gerardus Talma
  • Patent number: 9398769
    Abstract: A apparatus and method for killing microorganisms in a body of water that has been treated with ozone in the presence of bromide ions with the method comprising the steps of carrying out the ozonization of a body of water in the presence of bromide ions, adding a metal ion donor to the body of water, and adding a hypobromite ion scavenger to the body of water to interact with the metal ion donor to enhance a metal ion concentration in the body of water while suppressing the oxidization of the bromide by the Ozone to produce bromate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: KING TECHNOLOGY, INC
    Inventors: Joseph A King, John Hill
  • Publication number: 20150145164
    Abstract: A system and method for treating or processing granular absorbent while the granular absorbent is being transported in a fluid stream that preferably is a stream of air. The system includes a pneumatic conveyor with a conduit that draws pellets exiting an extruder into the conduit drying the pellets as they are transported through the conduit. Material can be introduced that dries, coats or otherwise treats the pellets while the pellets are transported through the conduit. Coating material, e.g., powdered bentonite can coat and also dry pellets during transport. A conduit can have inner pellet treating surface that abrades pellets transported through the conduit producing smaller fines that can be packaged with pellets forming a granular absorbent product that forms clumps on top that extend generally horizontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: John M. Lipscomb
  • Publication number: 20150114529
    Abstract: An integrally molded one-piece carrying handbag of flexible plastics material and its method of manufacture are described. The integrally molded plastic handbag has a containment space defined by a bottom wall and a circumferential sidewall with carrying straps integrally molded in a top edge of opposed sections of the sidewall. A latch tab is also integrally formed with one of the opposed sides sections of the sidewall and has a fastener formation projecting adjacent a free end thereof. A fastener hole is provided in the other of the side sections for receiving the fastener formation to partially close the open top end of the containment space. In a preferred embodiment gusset formations are formed in opposed top ends of end wall sections of the circumferential side wall of the containment space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: RALLYE FOOTWEAR INC.
    Inventor: Pardo VITULLI
  • Patent number: 8961848
    Abstract: A medical device-includes a scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes inflating the delivery balloon during a diameter reduction to improve scaffold retention and maintaining an inflated balloon during the diameter reduction and prior and subsequent dwell periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Ayo Roberts, Sean A. McNiven, Kathleen Yan, Boyd V. Knott, Jeremy B. Beer, Mark C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150008613
    Abstract: Fabricating a composite material part comprises the steps of making a consolidated fiber preform, the fibers of the preform being carbon or ceramic fibers that are coated in an interphase formed by at least one layer of pyrolytic carbon (PyC) or of boron-doped carbon (BC). Obtaining a partially densified consolidated fiber preform, where partial densification comprises forming a first matrix phase on the interphase, the first matrix phase comprising a plurality of layers of self-healing material alternating with one or more layers of PyC or of BC. Continuing densification by dispersing carbon and/or ceramic powder within the partially densified consolidated preform and by infiltrating molten silicon or a liquid composition formed for the most part of silicon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Bouillon, Eric Philippe, Andre Lafond, Franck Lamouroux
  • Patent number: 8920264
    Abstract: A golf ball and a method of manufacturing a golf ball is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a golf ball includes molding a cover made of thermoplastic resin over at least one intermediate layer of a golf ball; permeating an isocyanate solution comprising an isocyanate compound and a co-reactant compound into an outer portion of the cover; and permeating a catalyst into the outer portion of the cover. The catalyst catalyzes a reaction between the isocyanate compound and the co-reactant compound to form a reaction product. The co-reactant compound can be a second isocyanate compound, the catalyst can be a quaternary ammonium salt, and the reaction product can be isocyanurate. The reaction product modifies at least one physical property of the outer portion such that the physical property of the outer portion is different than the physical property of the inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Kennedy, III
  • Publication number: 20140361459
    Abstract: A needle-shaped structure includes a needle-shaped projection and a support substrate supporting the projection wherein the projection contains at least a chitosan and an organic acid, places a low burden on a living body and is able to keep the microscopic form after puncture into the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KATO, Takako Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Taroura
  • Publication number: 20140333004
    Abstract: The invention comprises a concrete form. The concrete form comprises a first mold for concrete and a second mold for concrete, the first and second molds being in thermal communication with each other. The concrete form also comprises thermal insulating material substantially surrounding the first and second molds but not between the first and second molds. A method of using the concrete form is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Romeo Ilarian Ciuperca
  • Publication number: 20140315019
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an adhesive film having a phase-difference is characterized by a phase difference value of 25° C./55% RH at a thickness of 20 ?m being approximately 20 nm to approximately 150 nm, and 1 rad/s storage modulus by a frequency seep test at 30° C. being approximately 105 dyne/cm2 to approximately 109 dyne/cm2. The adhesive film having a phase-difference exhibits minimal entangling and retains a stretched structure under high temperature and humidity so as to provide an optical member that has decreased light leakage, retains superior durability, reworkability, and adhesion, and has an excellent balance of physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Ik Hwan Cho, In Cheon Han
  • Publication number: 20140300031
    Abstract: A binder system for a molding mixture has at least one phenolic resin component, at least one isocyanate component and at least one solvent component, where the at least one solvent component is a cyclic formal, also known as a cyclic formaldehyde, with or without additional solvents. The phenolic resin component is prepared by reacting a phenol compound with an aldehyde compound. The isocyanate component has at least polyisocyanate that has at least two isocyanate groups per molecule. In the molding mixture, the binder is combined with a refractory molding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ASK CHEMICALS GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Priebe, Diether Koch
  • Publication number: 20140256810
    Abstract: Low melting propionic acid derivative particles that are free flowing and have significantly reduced or eliminated throat burn are disclosed. A method of manufacturing the low melting propionic acid derivative particles; dosage forms containing the low melting propionic acid derivative particles; methods of manufacturing the dosage forms; and methods of treatment using the dosage forms are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MCNEIL-PPC, INC.
    Inventors: Saumitra Bagchi, Murali K. Vuppala
  • Publication number: 20140246043
    Abstract: This applicator comprises a first body (12), formed by a first molded part, which first body (12) comprising a first primary row (22A) of projecting elements (38) and a second primary row (22B) of projecting elements, the first primary row (22A) being angularly spaced apart from the second primary row (22B) with respect to an axis (A-A?) of the body (12). It comprises a second body (14) comprising a first secondary row (51A) of projecting elements (62), arranged between the first primary row (51A) and the second primary row (51B), with the second body (14) being applied against the first body (12) between the first primary row (51A) and the second primary row (51B). The second body (14) is made of a second molded part assembled on the first body (12) after molding thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Denis Befve, Eric Caulier, Etienne De Brouwer
  • Publication number: 20140242345
    Abstract: A method of preparing a nano-composite layer comprising superhydrophobic surfaces, the method comprising: providing a first roll and a second roll with a predetermined gap therebetween; rotating the first roll and the second roll in a direction towards each other, wherein a linear velocity of the first roll is greater than a linear velocity of the second roll; supplying a composition for the nano-composite layer to the predetermined gap to form a composition layer having a first thickness on a circumference of the first roll; adjusting the linear velocity of the first roll, the second roll, or both, such that the linear velocity of the second roll is greater than or equal to the linear velocity of the first roll to form the nano-composite layer; and separating the nano-composite layer from the first roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-hoon PARK, Sang-eui LEE, Dong-ouk KIM, Byung-hoon KIM
  • Patent number: 8784890
    Abstract: A method for forming an extracellular matrix material (ECM) material includes providing at least an ECM composition containing ECM particles varying in their capacity for migration through a fluid medium, including at least one population of expanded ECM particles. The ECM composition is combined in a fluid medium to form a flowable ECM composition. The flowable ECM composition is subjected to a centrifugal force in a mold for a period of time sufficient to distribute the ECM particles according to differences in their physical characteristics. The ECM composition is dried to form a dried ECM material having a density gradient extending from a less dense region to a more dense region. The dried ECM material may formed as a porous, substantially acellular ECM material expandable in an aqueous fluid environment by at least 100% in volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: Laura-Lee Farrell, Chad E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8778255
    Abstract: A component, in particular an engine component, which has at least one mark with a predetermined three-dimensional shape for determining a stress in the component and where the component is constructed by a generative manufacturing method, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Bamberg, Roland Hessert
  • Publication number: 20140138871
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method capable of effectively suppressing deformation when a honeycomb formed body formed by horizontal extrusion is supported by a cradle, and supporting even a large honeycomb formed body so that cell wall buckling hardly occur and a high shape accuracy is kept, wherein the lowermost end of a supporting surface of the cradle is located below the lowermost end of the honeycomb formed body immediately after extruded through the die during the horizontal movement, and a distance in a vertical direction between the lowermost end of the honeycomb formed body immediately after extruded through the die and the lowermost end of the supporting surface of the cradle is from 5 to 15 mm during the horizontal movement when a honeycomb formed body extruded through a die in a horizontal direction by extrusion is supported by a cradle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeki KATO
  • Patent number: 8728379
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked UHMWPE with vitamin E by diffusion and materials used therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Orhun K. Muratoglu, Stephen H. Spiegelberg
  • Patent number: 8721948
    Abstract: [Problem]To provide a method for producing a polyol-crosslinking, crosslinked fluororubber product which exhibits low tack properties and significantly increased rubber hardness. [Means for Solving the problem] The method comprises pressurizing, heating, and vulcanizing a fluororubber composition to mold a vulcanized product; the fluororubber composition comprising a polyol-crosslinkable fluororubber, a crosslinking accelerator including a quarternary phosphonium salt or a quarternary ammonium salt, and a polyol crosslinking agent, the weight ratio X of the crosslinking accelerator to the polyol crosslinking agent (crosslinking accelerator/polyol crosslinking agent) being from 0.90 to 3.00 for a quarternary phosphonium salt, and being from 0.4 to 0.6 for a quarternary ammonium salt; applying a treatment solution containing the polyol crosslinking agent and the crosslinking accelerator dissohttp://reedman/Manuals/Text_Manual/Section_03.htm - 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sano, Hiroki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8721959
    Abstract: A system for self-repairing matrices such as concrete or cementitous matrices, polymeric matrices, and/or fibrous matrices, including laminates thereof The system includes repair agents retained in and/or on vessels, such as hollow fibers, within the matrix. Upon impact, the vessel rupture, releasing the chemicals. For multi-layer laminates, the systems provides a total dynamic energetic circulation system that functions as an in situ fluidic system in at least one layer or area. The energy from the impact ruptures the vessels to release the chemical(s), and mixes the chemical(s) and pushes the chemical(s) and/or resulting compound through the matrix. The repair agents can withstand high temperatures, such as the heat of processing of many laminates, e.g., 250-350° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Carolyn Dry
  • Patent number: 8691132
    Abstract: Stretch film is treated by passing a web of tackifier-containing, unbloomed thin polymer film through a heater so that the web is heated to a temperature sufficient to cause tackifier bloom prior to the web reaching a next stage in an in-line process. Also, a pattern can be applied to a thin polymer film. An oriented web of thin polymer film is passed across at least one heated roller having the pattern engraved thereon to define face regions and relief regions collectively conforming to the pattern. As the web contacts each roller surface, portions of the web positioned over the relief regions receive less heat than portions of the web positioned over the face regions, thereby causing the respective portions of the web to undergo differential, heat-induced shrinkage which imparts the pattern to the thin polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Macro Engineering & Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Miroslav Planeta
  • Publication number: 20140073734
    Abstract: A compound for protection of an object from a blast or shock wave. The compound include a matrix material and at least a first and second sets of inclusions in the matrix material that differ in size, quantity, shape and/or composition in a direction through the impact-absorbing material, the combination of which contributes to the ability of the material to exhibit at least one property that changes as the inclusions are deformed in response to a blast or shock wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Eric Nauman, Anne Dye Zakrajsek, Andrew Zakrajsek, Steven Forrest Son
  • Publication number: 20140052067
    Abstract: Device for puncturing a membrane of a human or animal body so as to introduce a liquid formulation thereinto, provided with a patch (10) made of a polymeric material, includes a base surface (12) having a distal side and a proximal side, and a plurality of projections (11), each projection projecting from the distal side of the base surface to end in a tip (13) arranged for puncturing the membrane. Each projection (11) has a cavity (14) and a shell (111) enveloping the cavity at the distal side. The cavity is open towards the proximal side of the base surface. The shells (111) have substantially constant thicknesses. The projections (11) include fluid channels (150) emanating from the cavities (14), running through the shells to end at orifices (15) provided in the shells, offset from the tips (13), the fluid channels being oriented obliquely relative to the proximal-distal axis (16, 160). A method provides for manufacturing the patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
    Inventors: Marion Sausse, Michel Deleers, Denis Vandormael, Cyrille Lenders
  • Publication number: 20130337030
    Abstract: A nutriment or medicament may have a neutral buoyancy for being suspended in a liquid, or at a desired depth within the liquid to improve consumption of the nutriment or medicament and reduce waste. Disclosed also are methods for making and using the neutrally buoyant products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Georgius Abidal Adam, Michael Keoni Manion
  • Patent number: 8580898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a copolymer polyester resin and a molded product using the same, and more specifically to a copolymer polyester resin that contains 10˜80 mol % of 1,4-cyclohexane dimethanol, 0.1˜50 mol % of a diol compound expressed as HO—(CH2)a—CO—(CH2)b—OH (where a and b are integers in the range 1˜5), and ethylene glycol or other diols so that the sum of its entire diol composition is 100 mol % based on dicarboxylic acid. The copolymer polyester resin of the present invention enables reduction of cycle time, improvement of product processability and prevention of PET bottle deformation during mold processing with a heat-shrinking label by complementing low temperature shrinkage, maintaining a high shrinkage rate, and reducing shrinkage stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myoung Ruoul Lee, Jong Ryang Kim
  • Patent number: 8562877
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube structure is provided. The method includes the following steps. A carbon nanotube array on a substrate is provided. The carbon nanotube array is divided with a separating line to form a strip-shaped carbon nanotube array. A carbon nanotube film is pulled out from the strip-shaped carbon nanotube array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Liang Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20130269247
    Abstract: This invention is related to device, its production process and also to the usage of the trbe shaped device (1) filled with a liquid means (6) for the plats nutrition/protection, which is inserted into the substrate (8) as much as closer to the main plant, where discharge occurs. Novelty is reflected in the way of forming and removing the shutters now obtained by heating wax, resin, plastic, rubber, hot-melt glues and compounds of similar characteristics, upon whit they become a liquid mass in which the openings of the tube are to be immersed; in this way, the film, after being hardened, forms the membrane (3a, 3b) which, due to the pressure to the sides of the tube (1), out-breaks; unlike of classic shutters which makes production and usage more complicated and makes some waste after being used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Marko Kostic
  • Publication number: 20130273502
    Abstract: A dental probe is disclosed which is designed to be used to probe around and between teeth and surrounding soft tissue in a person's mouth. The dental probe has an arcuately shaped first portion terminating in a blunt tip and a second portion secured to the first portion opposite the tip. The dental probe also has a textured outer surface. The dental probe is capable of transferring a solution or liquid medication onto the teeth and surrounding soft tissue in a person's mouth. A method of molding the dental probe and a method of using the dental probe are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Richard J. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8545205
    Abstract: A system for making PET objects including a means for reacting a first PET precursor and a second PET precursor to produce a PET melt; a means for flowing the PET melt to a valve having at least two outlets; a means for flowing the PET melt from at least one of the at least two outlets to at least one distribution manifold, each of the at least one distribution manifold having at least two distribution lines; a means for controlling individually the mass flow of the PET melt in each of the at least two distribution lines independently of the other of the at least two distribution lines; and a means for forming the PET objects from the PET melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Chemlink Capital Ltd.
    Inventor: Nicholas P. Barakat
  • Publication number: 20130236874
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a method for producing at least one patient-specific surgical aid is described. A native patient tissue having at least one patient tissue surface of interest is provided. A moldable substance is placed into contact with at least a portion of the patient tissue surface of interest. An impression of the patient tissue surface of interest is maintained upon the moldable substance. The moldable substance is solidified into a patient-specific surgical aid. The patient-specific surgical aid is removed from the native patient tissue. A system for producing at least one patient-specific surgical aid is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Joseph P. Iannotti, Wael K. Barsoum, Jason A. Bryan, Peter D. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20130225755
    Abstract: This invention relates to aqueous polyurethane compositions suitable for dipped surgeon's gloves and related articles needing toughness, pliability, and some solvent resistance. The gloves replace natural latex gloves which can cause allergic reactions and/or isoprene gloves which have their own drawbacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: George E. Snow
  • Publication number: 20130119576
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method of making a cement-based object or structure having a compressive strength greater than about 1,000 psi. The method comprises placing a cement-based material in an insulated concrete form, wherein the insulated concrete form has an R-value of at least 1.5, wherein the cement-based material comprises approximately 10% to approximately 80% by weight portland cement, and at least one of approximately 10% to approximately 90% by weight slag cement and approximately 5% to approximately 80% by weight fly ash. The invention also comprises a method of making a cement-based object or structure. The invention further comprises objects or structures made by the foregoing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Romeo Ilarian Ciuperca
  • Patent number: 8440119
    Abstract: A fabric for thermal management including the cooling of an object, such as a person's skin. The fabric is formed of a plurality of materials including at least one liquid transport enhancing material and at least one evaporative transport impeding material. When the fabric is in use, the transport enhancing material is located near an object to be cooled, while the evaporation impeding material is spaced away from the object. The fabric is peached so that there is an entanglement of the two materials. Peaching is performed on both sides of the fabric, but initially on the side with the transport enhancing material such that a portion of the evaporation impeding material is pulled into the fabric core. A method of making the fabric is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Tempnology LLC
    Inventors: Dennis D. Ackroyd, Francis Lai
  • Patent number: 8431058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a polyurethane system, comprising (a) polyisocyanates, (b) at least one compound reactive with isocyanate, (c) at least one reactive chain extender having at least two groups reactive toward isocyanates, where at least one group reactive toward isocyanates is a free, primary NH2 group, (d) at least one catalyst, and (e) if appropriate, further additives, for production of polyurethane sandwich components. The present invention further relates to a process for production of polyurethane sandwich components, and to polyurethane sandwich components obtainable by this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joerg Poeltl, Klaus Schuerer, Michael Fader
  • Patent number: 8404167
    Abstract: Protective edging for a cathode of an electroplating system. At least some of the illustrative embodiments a cathodes of an electroplating system, the cathodes including a sheet of metallic material that defines a front, a back and an edge, a plurality of apertures through the metallic material proximate to a portion of the edge and a plastic material that envelops the portion of the edge and the plurality of apertures. The plastic material extends through the apertures and is adhered to the metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Steen Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Richard W. Steen
  • Publication number: 20130049911
    Abstract: A method for producing a magnet plate for a linear motor is provided. The magnet plate comprises a base plate and a plurality of magnets juxtaposed to one another on a surface of the base plate. The method comprises providing the plurality of magnets on a surface of the base plate at a certain interval, placing the base plate into a mold, supplying a resin material into the mold, so as to form a resin molding covering the plurality of magnets on the surface of the base plate by means of injection molding, and magnetizing the plurality of magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SHIMURA, Takuya Maeda, Yuusuke Kondou
  • Patent number: 8376149
    Abstract: The invention relates to the preparation of a crosslinked polymeric film bearing ionic groupings. The process consists in extruding a material comprising at least one prepolymer, in polymerizing said material after extrusion, and in subjecting the extruded material to a chemical reaction for grafting ionic groupings. The prepolymer comprises repeating units each comprising at least one aromatic group GA and at least one functional group GF; it bears at least one group GP which is polymerizable thermally at a temperature greater than the extrusion temperature, or photochemically, and also at least one reactive group GR which allows the grafting of ionic groupings. The films are useful as a membrane for fuel cells or electrodialysis, as an electrolyte of a lithium battery, of a supercapacitor or of an electrochromic device, or as an ion exchange membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Sanchez, Crístina Iojoiu, Régis Mercier, Nadia El Kissi, France Chabert, Jérèmie Salomon
  • Patent number: 8361368
    Abstract: Certain polymer materials, including perfluorosulfonic acid ionomers, have been found to be capable of being deformed from an initial permanent shape into three or more temporary shapes. An article thus formed from such a polymer material may be used initially in a final temporary shape. As the article is progressively heated, the polymer composition reverts successively from its final temporary shape through its intermediate temporary shapes. If a suitable temperature is reached, the original permanent shape is recovered. The article may be devised to serve successive functions in each of its several shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Paul E. Krajewski
  • Publication number: 20130017022
    Abstract: A rib support system, a rib support device, a rib support method, a method for manufacturing a rib support device, and a computer readable medium are provided as described herein. The rib support device is configured to support a mine or tunnel rib (or wall) or roof to prevent spalling, and to provide safety and long term protection of tunnel (or open) areas. The rib support device may be made from a high density polyethylene (HDPE) material, or the like, that is resistant to corrosion, has superior overall performance and strength, has few (or no) sharp edges, is light weight, and is easy to handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Michael H. LEE, Regis Thomas Satina
  • Patent number: 8350147
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing an encapsulating material for solar cell which makes high-speed crosslinking possible and causes no blister phenomenon without significant restrictions being imposed on the conditions for molding the encapsulating material. The present invention provides a process for producing the encapsulating material for solar cell including impregnating a molded form of an ethylene copolymer with an organic peroxide in a liquid state at normal temperature which shows a decomposition temperature (a temperature at which the half-life period is one hour) of not higher than 150° C. A process for producing the encapsulating material for solar cell in which dialkyl peroxide (A) and an organic peroxide (B) selected from peroxycarbonate and peroxyketal at a ratio by weight of 10/90 to 90/10 of (A) and (B) in a liquid state impregnate the molded form of the ethylene copolymer is a preferable embodiment of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Du Pont-Mitsui Polychemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Nishijima, Manabu Kawamoto, Rie Sato, Tetsuya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8318059
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a medical device, preferably an ophthalmic device, more preferably a contact lens, made of a stabilized poly(oxyalkylene)-containing polymeric material. The method of the invention comprises the steps of: curing, in a mold, a composition comprising (a) a prepolymer having at least one poly(oxyalkylene) unit, (b) a biocompatible organic multi-acid or biocompatible salt thereof in an amount sufficient to improve the stability of the poly(oxyalkylene)-containing polymer made from the composition, (c) optionally a photoinitiator or a thermal initiator, and (d) optionally one or more vinylic monomers, to form the medical device being less susceptible to oxidative degradation; and removing the medical device from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Brian Gerrard Devlin, Arturo Norberto Medina, Karen Belinda Sentell, Stephen Raymond Perreault, Mireille Tena
  • Publication number: 20120295083
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device comprising a patterned polymer layer with high aspect ratio to be used in contact with biological solutions or fluids, as well as the method of production of said layer, comprising a phase of polymerization moulding, that uses an acrylic and/or epoxy polymerizable material with a mold of organic or inorganic nature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: OLIVETTI-JET S.P.A.
    Inventors: Davide Ciampini, Luigi Vitalbo
  • Patent number: 8303875
    Abstract: A method for producing a vinylidene fluoride resin film having excellent transparency, weather resistance, chemical resistance, break resistance and formability is provided. The film is shaped by sandwiching a vinylidene fluoride resin in a molten state between rollers or metal belts so as to let them cool down, thus realizing polyvinylidene fluoride with a fine average spherocrystal diameter. Thus, the vinylidene fluoride resin film having the above-stated properties can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhito Wada, Yukihiro Shimamoto
  • Publication number: 20120251021
    Abstract: A self-lubricating structure such as a bearing having a low coefficient of friction, a high bearing load capability, and a low abrasiveness is provided. The self-lubricating bearing has a PTFE-based sliding layer that is bonded to a metal backing layer. The sliding layer includes a PTFE-based matrix, self-lubricating fillers such as liquid crystalline polymer, and high temperature reinforcing fiber such as carbon fiber. A method for producing the self-lubricating bearing is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Gwo S. Swei
  • Patent number: 8273447
    Abstract: A multilayer oriented film comprising at least one layer (a) comprising one or more polyesters and/or copolyesters characterized by a % of crystallinity higher than 15, an adjacent layer (b) comprising one or more polyolefin-based adhesive resins, and a layer (c) comprising one or more co-polyesters characterized by a % of crystallinity lower than 15, is positioned between said two layers (a) and (b) in such a way that one of the two principal surfaces of layer (c) is directly adhered to layer (a) and the other is directly adhered to layer (b). The presence of a co-polyester layer (c) of relatively low % crystallinity positioned between (co)polyester layer (a) and adhesive layer (b) remarkably increases the bond between the two layers (a) and (b) and prevents delamination problems in the oriented structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Roberto Forloni
  • Patent number: 8268215
    Abstract: A laminated film for a reflecting plate is provided that comprises a layer A and a layer B, the layer A comprising a polyester that comprises substantially no antimony element and preferably comprises 1 to 25 wt % of inert particles having an average particle diameter of 0.3 to 3.0 ?m and the layer B being in contact with the layer A and comprising a polyester which preferably comprises 31 to 80 wt % of inert particles having an average particle diameter of 0.3 to 3.0 ?m. This laminated film has a practically satisfactory capability of reflecting visible light, can be produced stably even if inert particles are added in high concentration, hardly has streak-like defects, and can be suitably used as a substrate for a reflecting plate for a liquid crystal display or an internally illuminating electrical billboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Teijin Dupont Films Japan Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kusume, Atsushi Oyamatsu
  • Patent number: 8168744
    Abstract: To provide a polyimide film for molding that is light and has excellent surface smoothness, safety, moldability, heat resistance, and handleability and thus can be used as the reflector base material for illuminating devices. The polyimide film for molding is made of a thermoplastic polyimide obtained from a reaction between an aromatic tetracarboxylic acid or its dianhydride and an aromatic diamine. The lowest viscoelasticity of storage elasticity (E?) of viscoelasticity is 108 Pa or lower, and the tensile elongation at glass transition temperature (E?) A is 150% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Toshihiro Teshiba