Incorporating Particulate Material, Fibers, Or Batts In A Random Distribution Within A Foamed Body Patents (Class 264/45.3)
  • Patent number: 11260564
    Abstract: A method for producing a foam-molded product by using a plasticizing cylinder, includes: plasticizing and melting the thermoplastic resin to provide the molten resin in a plasticization zone of the plasticizing cylinder; introducing a pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent at a fixed pressure into a starvation zone of the plasticizing cylinder to retain the starvation zone at the fixed pressure; allowing the molten resin to be in the starved state in the starvation zone; bringing the molten resin in contact with the pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent at the fixed pressure, in the starvation zone in a state in which the starvation zone is retained at the fixed pressure; and molding the molten resin having been brought in contact with the pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent into the foam-molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yusa, Hideto Goto, Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11097498
    Abstract: An improved liner for a container in which gases, liquids, or powders are stored. The liner is a multi-layer structure made in a roto molding machine. The liner includes a first outer layer made of metallocene polyethylene, an intermediate gas and liquid impermeable layer, and one or more inner layers made of thermoplastic material compatible with the material stored inside the container. During the molding process, the three layers are made sequentially with the second and third layers being bonded and fused to the adjacent layer to form a uniform composite layer. The outer layer is made of metallocene polyethylene with superior rigidity and relatively low coefficient of thermal expansion making the liner less susceptible to cracking and useful as a layup structure for molding a structure around it. The liner is then used as a layup structure for outer fibers and infused resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Maurice Guitton, Martin Dugas, Eric Dugas, Neri Jean, Jacques Dugas
  • Patent number: 10828810
    Abstract: A method for the production of a vehicle body element is disclosed, wherein the vehicle body element is provided as a component composite comprised of at least one carrier profile part having a hollow structure, and a lightweight material, for example plastic. A liquid starting component of the lightweight construction material is introduced into the hollow structure of the carrier profile part and is then cured to forms the component composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Anja Jäschke, Mario Boehme
  • Patent number: 10751912
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aluminum-diamond composite which combines high thermal conductivity and a coefficient of thermal expansion close to a semiconductor element, and in which the difference between the thicknesses of both surfaces is reduced so as to be suitable for use as a heat sink etc. for a semiconductor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ota, Takeshi Miyakawa, Yosuke Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10647856
    Abstract: Aspects described herein generally relate to a material that is the reaction product of: a binder; a curing agent; and a zinc pyrithione represented by the formula: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 is independently hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxyl, hydroxyl, aryl, or heterocyclyl, uses thereof as a heatshield material, and heatshields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin O. Gaw, Mark W. Shorey, Holly M. Rhoe
  • Patent number: 10648183
    Abstract: A method of forming an architectural concrete structure having a desired look (i.e., color) and texture, wherein the method generally includes pouring a base concrete layer using conventional concrete. A surface concrete mixture is prepared and includes a mixture of sand and small aggregates to give the surface concrete mixture the desired color and texture for the architectural concrete structure. The base concrete layer provides strength and durability to the concrete structure, while the surface concrete layer provides the desired look and texture of the concrete surface. The surface concrete mixture preferably includes small aggregates to create a smooth and uniform texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Shaw & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10640853
    Abstract: Provided is an aluminum-diamond-based composite which can be processed with high dimensional accuracy. The flat-plate-shaped aluminum-diamond-based composite is coated with a surface layer of which the entire surface has an average film thickness of 0.01-0.2 mm and which contains not less than 80 volume % of a metal containing an aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Ishihara, Takeshi Miyakawa, Hideo Tsukamoto, Kazunori Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 10641295
    Abstract: A method for producing a foam body for a pressure or hydraulic accumulator has a bubble- or diaphragm-shaped, elastically flexible separating layer (12) separating gas and liquid chambers from each other within an accumulator housing. The production method includes introducing a flowable, preferably liquid, foam material into the pressure accumulator with the foam material being at least partially surrounded by the separating layer (12), curing the foam material in the hydraulic accumulator, and building up a pressure gradient in which the visibly curing foam material expands the separating layer (12) from an originally partially filled starting state in the direction of an end state in which the accumulator is finally filled with the cured foam (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HYDAC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Kloft, Herbert Baltes
  • Patent number: 10618256
    Abstract: The laminate comprises a porcelain sheet with a thickness of two to three millimetres, adhered to a base or support sheet made of MDF or particleboard or high density foam or polyethylene or polypropylene or ABS or foamed PVC or methacrylate or a metal sheet of aluminium or steel, using as the adhesion means a two-component polyurethane or a PUR adhesive, producing a laminate that encompasses the advantages of the nature of the two materials, the porcelain and the base, as well as saving material, and being lighter, having higher thermal and acoustic insulation levels, improved resistance to bending loads and allowing to add additional layers, such as a metal sheet of thickness from 0.1 to 1 mm in order to obtain a greater flatness, or a combination with rubber or elastomer layers to improve the acoustic insulation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Juan Lloveras Calvo
  • Patent number: 10119238
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to reinforced syntactic structures and methods of forming the same to encase an underlying structural substrate for remediation and/or improve structural stability. The reinforced syntactic structure includes an underlying structural substrate having an outer surface and at least one reinforcement shell. The reinforcement shell is formed from at least one syntactic foam shell layer encasing at least a portion of the outer surface of the underlying structural substrate and at least one rigid noncorrosive stiffening skin coupled to the syntactic foam shell layer. The syntactic foam shell layer includes at least two opposing subshells wrapped around the underlying structural substrate and the rigid noncorrosive stiffening skin includes at least two opposing skin sections attached to the at least two opposing subshells respectively. The syntactic foam shell layer is formed from syntactic foam which includes hollow microspheres disposed within a resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley M. Doudican, Mitchell D. Bauer
  • Patent number: 10093587
    Abstract: In a process for manufacturing foamed material an expansion agent, a ceramic base material and water are blended together. The blend is heated and pressurized to homogenize and liquefy or plasticize it. The blend is then extruded through a die where, in the course of the extrusion, superheated water in the blend vaporizes to foam the blend. To make articles of manufacture, extrudate is cut to length, machined and fired, or is injection molded while still malleable and then fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Robin Crawford, John Douglas
  • Patent number: 10011388
    Abstract: According to the present invention, the device comprises: a flange having an at least approximately trapezoidal tapered section; a counter-flange having a shape complementary to that of said flange (1); and clamping means for clamping said flange and said counter-flange one in the direction of the other, interposing the edges of said elements shaped at least partially in the shape of said counter-flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: François Durand, Xavier Bertrand, Javier Sistac-Meler, Benoit Leclercq
  • Patent number: 9890895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing pipelines with heat-storing properties, in which a) organic polyisocyanate is mixed with b) at least one polymeric compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms, c) optionally chain extender and/or crosslinker, d) catalyst, e) wax and f) optionally other assistants and/or additives, to give a first reaction mixture, and the first reaction mixture is applied to a pipe and allowed to react fully to give a first polyurethane layer. The present invention further relates to a pipeline with heat-storing properties obtainable by such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Daniel Freidank, Dejan Petrovic, Wei Leng, Julia Liese
  • Patent number: 9848605
    Abstract: A termite bait includes a plurality of cellulosic food material pieces palatable to termites embedded within a water resistant polyurethane foam matrix. Another termite bait includes a plurality of cellulosic food material pieces embedded within a water-absorbent polyurethane foam matrix. Yet another termite bait includes at least one cellulosic food material piece encapsulated within a water resistant polyurethane foam coating. Such termite baits can be used alone or in a monitoring device or other termite control device. Another termite control device includes a container, a cellulosic food material within the container and a water resistant polyurethane foam positioned to separate the food material from its environment. The container can contain a termite bait as described above or can include a chamber containing a cellulosic food material and at least one pocket containing a polyurethane foam barrier to reduce intrusion of water through the pocket to the food material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Edward Eger, Jr., Donald E. Williams, III, Sol M. Mirasol, Mike P. Tolley, Joseph J. DeMark, Matthew T. Messenger, Phillip J. Howard
  • Patent number: 9745756
    Abstract: Floor panel (1) has a carrier layer (2) which is a plastic material that is pliable and elastic at an application temperature of the flooring. A decorative layer (3) is disposed above the carrier layer (2). Complementary mechanical locking profiles (8, 9) provided on at least two panel edges (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 11, 12). The locking profiles cooperating in the locked state of two floor panels (1) and counter-acting a moving apart of the floor panels (1). At least one panel edge (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 11, 12) has an edge break-away point (4) at the edge of the decorative layer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AKZENTA PANEELE & PROFILE GMBH
    Inventor: Hans-Jürgen Hannig
  • Patent number: 9689112
    Abstract: Polyurethane floor covering products are formed from a web layer containing at least 30% by weight fibers. A cooled polyurethane foam formulation which includes at least one polyisocyanate, water and at least one polyol having an equivalent weight of at least 500 is applied to the web layer. The wetted web layer is then compressed to mechanically wet out the fibers, gauged and heated to cure the foam formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Randall C. Jenkines, Thomas H. Perry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9676131
    Abstract: A micro-voided film comprising high density polyethylene having a molecular weight of at least about 200,000, and low aspect ratio filler having a mean particle size from about 1 to about 25 microns. The film has a thickness of from about 0.1 to about 20 mils and a void fraction of from about 0.60 to about 0.75. The micro-voided film is made by a process comprising extruding the composition into a film having a thickness of from about 20 to about 200 mils, and orienting the extruded film using a high stalk, blown film process. The process produces a stabilized high stalk for increasing the production rate of blown, high molecular weight polyethylene, while increasing the film's physical and mechanical properties. The high stalk can be stabilized by application of high velocity, low volume flow rate of air over the interior and exterior surfaces of the extruded film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Greenrock, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mary Ruth Lehrter, Adam Pacelli
  • Patent number: 9630539
    Abstract: A tiltable vehicle seat has a seat frame, a pad formed in a mold associated with the seat frame and a bracket attaching a seatback to the seat frame. The pad is formed through foaming to expand and engulf the seat frame and is integrated with the seat frame. The bracket allows for the seat frame and the pad contained therein to be tilted relative to the seatback to provide multiple vehicle seat modes. The bracket is formed separately from the seat frame and attached to the seat frame thus allowing for the pad to be formed from a relatively compact mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Yokoyama, Keisuke Yamamoto, Tomohiro Muramatsu, Kazuyuki Shiga
  • Patent number: 9505196
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminate material having a polyester film and a layer of polyester fibers cohesively bonded thereto. Generally, a metal layer deposited at least one surface of the laminate. The invention may also include a glass reinforced polymer layer formed on the laminated facer where the polymer of the glass reinforced polymer layer is commingled with the nonwoven of the laminated facer. The laminate may further include a second polymer layer having a thickness joined to the fiber layer and/or a layer of hot melt adhesive applied to the polyester fibers. Also presented is a composite material having a polyester film, a layer of polyester fibers bonded to the second polymer layer; a second polymer layer joined to the polyester film; and a glass reinforced polymer layer formed on the laminated facer, where the polymer of the glass reinforced polymer layer is commingled with the nonwoven of the laminated facer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Miller
  • Patent number: 9421523
    Abstract: The current document is directed to processes for producing improved porous catalysts for the dehydrogenation of organic compounds. In one implementation, the process comprises providing a powder of metal particles, sieving the powder using vibrating-screen sieves, aligning metal particles collected from sieving under an external magnetic field, partially sintering the aligned metal particles to form a solid matrix by heating the aligned metal particles in a furnace or microwave oven, or heating the aligned metal particles using a laser sintering process with a controlled amount of external heat, to a temperature below the melting point of the metal powder, and oxidizing the matrix to produce the porous catalyst. The catalysts produced by the disclosed methods have a porous body with increased surface area, can assume various microstructures, and consist essentially of metal oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Asemblon, Inc.
    Inventors: Esmaeel Naeemi, David O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9409061
    Abstract: A golf ball has a relatively light core center. The golf ball may have a thermoplastic core center with diameter about 28-35 mm and flexural modulus under about 15,000 psi; a thermoplastic core layer with flexural modulus ?about 15,000 psi and >the core center's flexural modulus; and a cover ?about 2 mm thick with specific gravity ?about 2 g/cm3 and flexural modulus ?about 15,000 psi. Alternatively, the core center has diameter about 21-29 mm, flexural modulus <about 15,000 psi, and specific gravity ?about 0.95 g/cm3; the core layer has specific gravity ?about 1.1 g/cm3 and flexural modulus ?about 15,000 psi and >the core center flexural modulus; and the cover is ?about 1 mm thick, has specific gravity ?about 1.1 g/cm3, and flexural modulus ?about 15,000 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Tai Liu, Chien-Hsin Chou
  • Patent number: 9278475
    Abstract: An engine intake duct is formed by securing a hydrocarbon-adsorbing element to a frame to form an insert, positioning the insert in registry with a blow-molding core, placing a molten plastic parison and mold around the insert and core, and blow-molding the parison to form a shell engaging the frame to retain the insert with a surface of the insert exposed to a hollow interior of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Khami, Jacqueline L. Tomlin, David S. Moyer, Timothy Dorweiler, James William Ortman, Ha To Chung, Jeffrey Pittel, Alexander King
  • Patent number: 9174370
    Abstract: Provided is a fine paper powder-containing resin molded object with a content of a thermoplastic resin being reduced to offer a lighter weight and a superior mechanical strength, and a manufacturing method thereof. The fine paper powder-containing resin molded object (1) is made from a thermoplastic resin containing fine paper powder and is composed of a non-foam layer (2) formed on the surface and a foam layer (3) formed in the inner side. The foam layer (3) has, in the order from the surface side, a first foam layer (3a) containing cells having an average cell diameter ranging from 10 to 100 ?m, a second foam layer (3b) containing cells having an average cell diameter from 5 to 50 ?m, and a third foam layer (3c) containing cells having an average cell diameter from 20 to 500 ?m. The molded object (1) contains an aromatizing ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ECO RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Komatsu, Takamichi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9133328
    Abstract: A composition includes: a) polystyrene, the polystyrene including polybutadiene; b) vegetal fibers having a length lower than 50 ?m; and c) at least one compatibility agent including a polybutadiene maleic anhydride copolymer, the copolymer including at least 17% by weight of the copolymer of maleic anhydride. The composition is used for manufacturing a plastic composition. The plastic composition obtained by heating the composition, a sheet obtained by extruding the plastic composition, and a container obtained by thermoforming the sheet are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME
    Inventor: Anne-Flore Jacob
  • Patent number: 9114550
    Abstract: In the process of forming a wood pulp fiber and thermoplastic polymer composition the step of decreasing the exit area of the mixing device to 40 to 60% of the cross-sectional area of the mixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Jason M. Cernohous, Todd Sarnstrom
  • Publication number: 20150128963
    Abstract: A smoking article (10) incorporates a mouthpiece (14), the mouthpiece includes an open pore structure converted from an organic gel and a functional material dispersed in the open pore structure, such as aerogel particles (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Firooz Rasouli, Gianluca Sechi
  • Publication number: 20150130102
    Abstract: An insulator, especially a sound insulator, can be manufactured by introducing and mixing constituent compounds of a basis material for the insulator with masses to form an insulator mixture. The insulator mixture is formed into the insulator by a suitable mold or tool so that the masses are distributed within the insulator mixture. A catalyst can be included to control curing characteristics of the insulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Eng. & Mtfg. North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon L. Ebbitt, Todd M. Remtema
  • Publication number: 20150123302
    Abstract: A micro-voided film comprising high density polyethylene having a molecular weight of at least about 200,000, and low aspect ratio filler having a mean particle size from about 1 to about 25 microns. The film has a thickness of from about 0.1 to about 20 mils and a void fraction of from about 0.60 to about 0.75. The micro-voided film is made by a process comprising extruding the composition into a film having a thickness of from about 20 to about 200 mils, and orienting the extruded film using a high stalk, blown film process. The process produces a stabilized high stalk for increasing the production rate of blown, high molecular weight polyethylene, while increasing the film's physical and mechanical properties. The high stalk can be stabilized by application of high velocity, low volume flow rate of air over the interior and exterior surfaces of the extruded film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Mary Ruth LEHRTER, Adam Pacelli
  • Patent number: 8997417
    Abstract: A door made of polyurethane, including a door body, the door body including a plurality of integrated plates stacked on one another for supporting. A method for preparing the door includes providing a mold, and spraying a parting agent inside the mold; heating the mold to a temperature of 30-70° C., spraying the parting agent, and placing a plurality of plates or a metal skeleton in the mold; mixing raw materials to obtain a mixture; injecting the mixture into the mold to cover the stacked plates, and curing for 30-90 min; demolding, transferring a product from the mold to a thermostatic chamber for shaping at a constant temperature; trimming uneven edges and surfaces of the product; and spraying a paint on the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Zhongping Wang
  • Publication number: 20150084223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for preparation of latex pads, comprising natural latex, artificial latex, sliver nanoparticles, zinc oxide nanoparticles, and active carbon mixed in a specified proportion. The present invention also provides a method for manufacturing latex pads from the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: DER YOU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Lin
  • Publication number: 20150061171
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing wound dressing, first adding the activated carbon fibers into a foam precursor where each of the activated carbon fibers has a diameter of 2-15 ?m and a length of 40-1500 ?m. The foam precursor is made of a polymeric material, and the activated carbon fibers is 0.1-5 wt % of the activated carbon fibers plus the polymeric material. Then foaming the foam precursor to make it become an absorbing member having a plurality of pores where the activated carbon fibers partially protrude into the pores. Thus, the tissue fluid leaking from the wound can be absorbed by the absorbing member to prevent the wound from soakage and the activated carbon fibers inside the absorbing member can emit far-infrared rays to promote the blood circulation around the wound for quickening healing of the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: BIO-MEDICAL CARBON TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tse-Hao KO, Jui-Hsiang LIN, Pei-Hsun CHOU, Yen-Ju SU
  • Publication number: 20150056900
    Abstract: Polishing pads with homogeneous bodies having discrete protrusions thereon are described. In an example, a polishing pad for polishing a substrate includes a homogeneous body having a polishing side and a back side. The homogeneous body is composed of a material having a first hardness. A plurality of discrete protrusions is disposed on and covalently bonded with the polishing side of the homogeneous body. The plurality of discrete protrusions is composed of a material having a second hardness different from the first hardness. Methods of fabricating polishing pads with homogeneous bodies having discrete protrusions thereon are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Rajeev Bajaj, Ping Huang, Robert Kerprich, William C. Allison, Richard Frentzel, Diane Scott
  • Publication number: 20150056593
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a taxidermy mannequin includes providing a mold having an open end, a wall having an internal surface and an opposing external surface, and an internal cavity surrounded by the internal surface of the wall. The method further includes applying a layer of a mold release material to a portion of the internal surface, applying a powder material on an exposed surface of the mold release material, applying a layer of a glue mixture on an exposed surface of the powder material and the mold release material layer, applying a granular or fibrous material on an exposed surface of the glue mixture layer, allowing the glue mixture to at least partially dry, filling at least a portion of the internal cavity of the mold with a liquid expandable urethane foam, allowing the expandable urethane foam to expand and harden, and removing the taxidermy mannequin from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MCKENZIE SPORTS PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventor: Scott LENNARD
  • Patent number: 8959741
    Abstract: A tissue scaffold fabricated from bioinert fiber forms a rigid three-dimensional porous matrix having a bioinert composition. Porosity in the form of interconnected pore space is provided by the space between the bioinert fiber in the porous matrix. Strength of the porous matrix is provided by bioinert fiber fused and bonded into the rigid three-dimensional matrix having a specific pore size and pore size distribution. The tissue scaffold supports tissue in-growth to provide osteoconductivity as a tissue scaffold, used for the repair of damaged and/or diseased bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bio2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Jenq Liu
  • Publication number: 20150017419
    Abstract: Porous masses that include taggants may provide for product authentication and counterfeit identification, especially products like smoking device filters and smoking devices. In some instances, a tagged porous mass may include a plurality of binder particles; a taggant that comprises at least one taggant component selected from the group consisting of an elemental marker, a molecular fluorophore, a particulate fluorophore, and any combination thereof; a plurality of second particles, wherein the second particles comprise at least one selected from the group consisting of active particles, organic particles, and any combination thereof; and wherein the binder particles are bound to the second particles at sintered contact points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Raymond M. Robertson, David Nyy
  • Patent number: 8926874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a porous manganese oxide-based lithium absorbent and a method for preparing the same. The method includes the steps of preparing a mixture by mixing a reactant for the synthesis of a lithium-manganese oxide precursor powder with an inorganic binder, molding the mixture, preparing a porous lithium-manganese oxide precursor molded body by heat-treating the molded mixture, and acid-treating the porous lithium-manganese oxide precursor molded body such that lithium ions of the porous lithium-manganese oxide precursor are exchanged with hydrogen ions, wherein pores are formed in the lithium-manganese oxide precursor molded body by gas generated in the heat treatment. The porous manganese oxide-based lithium adsorbent according to the present invention is easy to handle and has many more adsorption reaction sites compared to existing molded adsorbents, thus providing high lithium adsorption efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)
    Inventors: Kang-Sup Chung, Tae Gong Ryu, Byoung Gyu Kim, Jung Ho Ryu
  • Publication number: 20140367877
    Abstract: One embodiment of the disclosure provides a method for manufacturing a thermally insulating housing and the method includes the following step. First, a plastic housing is formed by a Gas-Assisted Injection Molding (GAIM) process, and the plastic housing includes at least one air-tight chamber. Therefore, the thermally insulating housing enhances the thermally insulating effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Lun CHENG, Chun-Lung LIN
  • Publication number: 20140363750
    Abstract: This fuel generator is equipped with fine particles of a fuel-generating agent (1) that generates fuel by an oxidation reaction with an oxidizing gas and can be regenerated by a reduction reaction with a reducing gas, and a porous member (3). The fine particles of the fuel-generating agent (1) are dispersed and disposed in the interior of the porous member(3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jun Yamada
  • Publication number: 20140358232
    Abstract: Implants having improved mechanical properties and/or degradation profiles, kits including such implants, and methods of producing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Borden
  • Patent number: 8894896
    Abstract: A method of making garment material, the method having the steps: applying coagulant (34) to a substrate (32); applying a foam (38) of the polymeric material to the substrate (32); allowing the coagulant (34) to coagulate some of the foam (38); and removing uncoagulated foam (38) from the substrate (32) to leave a layer of coagulated polymeric material on the substrate (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: A T G Ceylon (Private) Limited
    Inventors: John Arthur Taylor, Agampodl Sunil Shantha Mendis, Mohamed Fazal Abdeen, Howard William Thomas Goth
  • Patent number: 8889047
    Abstract: A micro-voided film comprising high density polyethylene having a molecular weight of at least about 200,000, and low aspect ratio filler having a mean particle size from about 1 to about 25 microns. The film has a thickness of from about 10 to about 75 microns and a void fraction of from about 0.60 to about 0.75. The micro-voided film is made by a process comprising extruding the composition into a film having a thickness of from about 50 to about 300 microns, and orienting the extruded film using a high stalk, blown film process. The process produces a stabilized high stalk for increasing the production rate of blown, high molecular weight polyethylene, while increasing the film's physical and mechanical properties. The high stalk can be stabilized by application of high velocity, low volume flow rate of air over the interior and exterior surfaces of the extruded film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Greenrock, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mary Ruth Lehrter, Adam Pacelli
  • Publication number: 20140308500
    Abstract: A flexible plastic sheet made from a mineral/polymer compound mixture. The mineral/polymer compound mixture including a mineral component comprising 25%-75% by weight of the mixture and a polymer component comprising 75%-25% by weight of the mixture. The flexible plastic sheet defines a micro porous closed cell structure including a plurality of microscopic voids created during a simultaneous cooling and cavitation inducing process to produce the flexible plastic sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: HERITAGE PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: FRANK A. RUIZ
  • Patent number: 8858848
    Abstract: A conductive plastic article (31) is disclosed suited for a housing that offers improved shielding against electromagnetic interference or that offers improved electrostatic discharge properties. The plastic article is made by means of low pressure injection molding. The article (31) comprises at least 0.25 volume percent of electrically conductive additives (38). The article (31) comprises a cellular structure. The cellular structure is created by the use of a blowing or foaming agent. At least 0.25 weight percent of blowing or foaming agent is used in the production of the conductive plastic article (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventors: Rik Dewitte, Wim Verbrugge
  • Patent number: 8852486
    Abstract: A molded discrete low stress gasket is constructed of restructured filled PTFE for use in corrosive or severe chemical environments under relatively low bolt loads. The gasket has a gasket surface and includes a raised outer sealing ring and a raised inner sealing ring. The gasket may constructed from a restructured filled PTFE material, with the sealing rings deforming at lower pressures than the remaining portions of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: T. Scott Tanner, Stefan Pitolaj
  • Patent number: 8852473
    Abstract: A pin or tube reinforced polymeric foam and a method of manufacture thereof. The reinforcing pins or tubes are incorporated into the polymeric foam during or after fabrication of the reinforced polymer foam and are preferably coated with an adhesive or binder layer prior to fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wright Materials Research Co.
    Inventor: Seng Tan
  • Patent number: 8840820
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to foamed binders for wood strand products and methods and systems for producing wood strand products using foamed binders. In some embodiments, the disclosure includes a method for producing a wood strand product from cellulosic particles, the method comprising the steps of foaming a phenol formaldehyde binder to produce a foam, tumbling the cellulosic particles in a rotary blender, applying the foam to the cellulosic particles in the rotary blender, blending the cellulosic particles and the foam so that the foam covers the cellulosic particles, and consolidating the cellulosic particles under heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Yancey, Travis E. Bjorkman, Jack G. Winterowd
  • Publication number: 20140276513
    Abstract: A porous absorbent structure is disclosed which includes absorbent particles and a superabsorbent polymer material having less than about 1000 parts per million residual monoethylenically unsaturated monomer, the superabsorbent polymer material substantially coating the absorbent particles and connecting the particles into a porous network to form the porous absorbent structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: John Gavin MacDonald, Peter B. Dulcamara, Jr., Dave A. Soerens, Thomas J. Falk
  • Publication number: 20140272380
    Abstract: A co-extruded plastic film structure that has increased rigidity. The film is extruded on a three layer extrusion line with the core layer based on a foamed polymer. The outer layers comprise a polyolefin combined with non-plastic particulate. The film may be coated onto a substrate, such as paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Petoskey Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Graham Chapman
  • Publication number: 20140227428
    Abstract: A preparation method for medical porous tantalum implant material is provided, which includes mixing polyethylene glycol aqueous solution and tantalum powder to form tantalum slurry, casting the tantalum slurry into an organic foam body through vibrant pressurization, and going through steps of drying, degreasing, vacuum sintering and thermal treatment to obtain the porous tantalum. The solution is a 2-8 wt % polyethylene glycol aqueous solution, the frequency of vibration is 20-80 times/min, the thermal treatment is performed under 10?4-10?3 Pa of vacuity and the temperature is increased to 800-900° C. at a rate of 10-20° C./min and keeping the temperature for 240-480 minutes, then decreased to 400° C. at a rate of 2-5° C./min and keeping the temperature for 120-300 minutes, and cooled down to the room temperature naturally in the furnace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Lei Ye
  • Publication number: 20140220449
    Abstract: An active anode (10) is provided that includes a framework (11) of a first anodic material which contains large cavities (12) that include particles (13) of a second anodic material. The cavities have to be large enough so that a fully lithiated particles of the second anodic material fits into the cavity that contains it and does not apply stress to the framework. The first anodic material has a lower lithiation/delithiation potential than the second anodic material. To produce the anode cavities the second anodic material is coated with an organic coating which is then removed once the anodic layer is produced from a mixture of the first and second anodic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Davorin Babic, Lonnie G Johnson, William L Rauch, Joykumar Thokchom