Plural Direction Application Of Coating Materials Or Simultaneously Applying Particles And Binder From Different Sources Patents (Class 427/196)
  • Patent number: 10894501
    Abstract: A tank and a method of carrying a load and discharging a load therefrom. The tank includes a body having a first wall that bounds and defines a first compartment for carrying a load therein and a second wall spaced outwardly from at least a portion of the first wall; wherein a second compartment is defined between the first wall and the second wall. An air piping system is selectively actuated to place the first compartment and the second compartment under substantially similar or substantially equal air pressure. In one example the air piping system pumps air into the first compartment and the second compartment. In another example the air piping system evacuates air from the first and second compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Mac Trailer Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Kibler
  • Patent number: 10857928
    Abstract: A tank and a method of carrying a load and discharging a load therefrom. The tank includes a tank having a first wall that bounds and defines a first compartment for carrying a load therein and a second wall spaced outwardly from at least a portion of the first wall; wherein a second compartment is defined between the first wall and the second wall. The tank assembly includes an air piping system that is selectively actuated to place the first compartment and the second compartment under equal air pressure. In one example the air piping system pumps air into the first compartment and the second compartment. In another example the air piping system evacuates air from the first and second compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mac Trailer Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Kibler
  • Patent number: 9505178
    Abstract: Production method for a multilayer lining for thermal and sound insulation with the steps of blending reinforcement fibers and polyamide matrix material, in the form of fibers, flakes or powder, and forming a web of said blend; layering said blended web and at least an additional layer chosen from an open cell foam layer, a heat reflective layer, or another of said blended web inside a mold; treating the stacked multilayer material with pressurized saturated steam, such that the polyamide matrix material in the blended web is melting at a temperature under steam pressure that is lower than the melting temperature of the polyamide matrix according to DSC, thereby binding the reinforcement fibers together thus consolidating the blended web forming a porous reinforcement layer, and all layers of the multilayer are laminated together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Burgin, Pierre Daniere, Philippe Godano, Stefan Konigbauer, Wenzel Krause
  • Patent number: 8993049
    Abstract: A method of forming a surface layer, the surface layer including a first, second and third layer, the method including: forming a first layer including at least 50% by weight of fibers, forming a second layer including at least 50% by weight of wear resistant particles, forming a third layer including at least 50% by weight of particles of a thermosetting binder, and pressing, under heat and pressure, the first, second, and third layers together to combine and mix the fibers of the first layer, the wear resistant particles of the second layer, and the thermosetting binder of the third layer to form the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Valinge Flooring Technology AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Publication number: 20150017461
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a building panel (10). The method includes applying a first binder and free lignocellulosic or cellulosic particles on a first surface of a carrier for forming a first layer (11), applying a second binder and free lignocellulosic or cellulosic particles on the first layer (11) for forming a second layer (12), wherein the first binder is different from the second binder, and applying heat and pressure to the first and second layers (11, 12) to form a building panel. Also, such a building panel (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kent LINDGREN, Hans PERSSON, Göran ZIEGLER
  • Patent number: 8852679
    Abstract: Embodiments of the current invention describe a high performance combinatorial method and apparatus for the combinatorial development of coatings by a dip-coating process. The dip-coating process may be used for multiple applications, including forming coatings from varied sol-gel formulations, coating substrates uniformly with particles to combinatorially test particle removal formulations, and the dipping of substrates into texturing formulations to combinatorially develop the texturing formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil D. Kalyankar, Nitin Kumar, Zhi-Wen Sun, Kenneth A. Williams
  • Patent number: 8802190
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed the formulation and application of an anti-corrosion coating system for use on an associated metallic substrate, the coating composition including at least a sacrificial binder and particles of at least one metallic compound comprising a metal which is anodic relative to the metallic substrate. The associated method includes the steps of applying the coating system to the metallic substrate to form an initial coating, heating this initial coating to remove the sacrificial binder and continued heating under controlled atmospheric conditions sufficient to reduce the metallic compound(s) to elemental metal and form a corrosion suppressing alloy coating on the metallic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alan Seid
  • Publication number: 20140209837
    Abstract: According to an example, methods for forming three-dimensional (3-D) nano-particle assemblies include depositing SES elements onto respective tips of nano-fingers, in which the nano-fingers are arranged in sufficiently close proximities to each other to enable the tips of groups of adjacent ones of the nano-fingers to come into sufficiently close proximities to each other to enable the SES elements on the tips to be bonded together when the nano-fingers are partially collapsed. The methods also include causing the nano-fingers to partially collapse toward adjacent ones of the nano-fingers to cause a plurality of SES elements on respective groups of the nano-fingers to be in relatively close proximities to each other and form respective clusters of SES elements, introducing additional particles that are to attach onto the clusters of SES elements, and causing the clusters of SES elements to detach from the nano-fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J. Barcelo, Zhiyong Li, Ansoon Kim, Zhang-Lin Zhou, Gary Gibson
  • Patent number: 8741387
    Abstract: A system and process is disclosed for binding particles to a carrier material in an isolated relationship for use in composite fabrication. A slurry comprising particles dispersed in fluid is created in particle suspension tanks, deposited as a uniform layer and filtered using reduced pressure applied to a filter belt to leave behind isolated particles, the reduced pressure further acting to overcome electrostatic and other forces of attraction between the particles until they can be permanently bound to the carrier with a binder or adhesive and collected on a take-up roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Vontell, John Putnam
  • Patent number: 8697184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a coating on a gas turbine component, in which particles at least of parts of a material to be applied as coating are accelerated by means of kinetic gas dynamic cold spraying in a spray jet onto the surface (2) of the component (1) to be coated, wherein a reactive gas is fed into the spray jet (6), so that the reactive gas reacts at least partially with the particles of the coating material when the particles impinge on the surface (2) to be coated and/or wherein the deposited layer (9) is heated locally and/or over a large area and impacted with a reactive gas, as well as a gas turbine component produced in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Hertter, Andreas Jakimov, Stefan Schneiderbanger
  • Publication number: 20130129994
    Abstract: Among other things, a pattern of dry particles of a pigment is provided on a transfer layer. The pattern of dry particles is transferred onto a surface of a ceramic substrate in preparation for firing of the dry particles to form a permanent pattern on the ceramic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Robert L. Wells, JR.
  • Patent number: 8236376
    Abstract: A strand is coated with a powdered material by first applying a layer of hot polymer resin to the strand, and spraying the powdered material onto the resin-coated strand from at least three nozzles disposed along the processing path and spaced radially therearound. The spray apparatus is disposed within nested containers so as to limit the escape of overspray powder. The powder-coated strand may be heat-set to increase the adhesion of the powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Pascale Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Willorage Rathna Perera, Gerald J. Mauretti
  • Publication number: 20120156516
    Abstract: A three-dimensional modeling device, including: a stage having a powder material deposited thereon for lamination; a supply mechanism supplying the powder material for each one layer on the stage; a plurality of heads having a plurality of nozzles ejecting a liquid for formation of a model, respectively, and capable of ejecting the liquid to the powder material supplied onto the stage by the supply mechanism; and a moving mechanism moving the plurality of heads in different directions relative to the stage, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsui, Junichi Kuzusako, Nobuhiro Kihara, Hiroyuki Yasukochi, Kazuo Niizaka
  • Publication number: 20120100289
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for their application are described herein. The compositions include a plurality of particles having a density of 1000 kg/m3 or less (e.g., a pre-expanded polymer) and a binder. Also described herein is a method of applying the composition onto a surface. The method includes blowing a plurality of particles having a density of 1000 kg/m3 or less in at least one first stream and spraying a binder in at least one second stream onto a surface. Further provided is an apparatus for spraying the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Luke S. Egan, Michael Guibault, Robert Michael Calhoun, Michael Drewery, Colby Swanson, Michael McNulty, Thomas Meyer, Richard Aaron Davenport
  • Patent number: 8143149
    Abstract: An efficient and low-cost method is intended for forming a flexible nanostructured material suitable for use as an active element of a photovoltaic panel. The method consists of evaporating a colloidal solution, which contains nanoparticles of various sizes and/or masses, from a flat surface of a rotating body on which the solution forms a thin and easily vaporizable layer, and simultaneously releasing the nanoparticles from the solution for their free flight through a gaseous medium toward the flexible substrate. As a result, the particles of different sizes and/or types of material are deposited onto the flexible substrate in a predetermined sequence that corresponds to the magnitude of resistance experienced by the nanoparticles during their free flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Boris Gilman
  • Patent number: 8124016
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an article with an antimicrobial property, and a manufacturing method thereof which gives the antimicrobial property to a surface of the article in which bacteria or viruses may contact to proliferate themselves. The antimicrobial property is obtained by coating Kimchi lactic acid bacteria culture fluid with a wide antibacterial spectrum singly or in combination with nano metal particles on the surface of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Hwan Lee, Ok-Chun Hyun, Hyung-Ho Park
  • Patent number: 8118973
    Abstract: A system and method for applying de-dusting agents to fibrous mats, webs, and/or blankets requiring a lower usage of the de-dusting agents, and producing fibrous products having improved dust suppression are disclosed. The dedusting agent or agents are first reduced to very fine particles or droplets and then, in an air suspension, are passed through the fibrous mat, web and/or blanket to deposit the very fine particles or droplets onto the surfaces of the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Mark Allan Granger
  • Publication number: 20110189392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a process for the preparation of polyurethane composite materials reinforced by fibers or solid particles, comprising at least one PUR spray-mixing head with a defined spraying direction and at least one application means for the directional application of fibers and/or solid particles, characterized in that the exiting direction of the fibers and/or solid particles can be changed in space relative to the spraying direction of the PUR spray-mixing head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Detlef Mies, Andreas Frahm, Hans-Guido Wirtz
  • Publication number: 20110165322
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an absorbent body, including a recessed form die formed on a predetermined face of a predetermined member, moving in one direction along a moving path along the predetermined face; a duct disposed in a predetermined position in the moving path, discharging a gas including fluid absorbent fibers from an opening section toward the predetermined face; and a polymer casting member disposed inside the duct, casting a superabsorbent polymer from a casting opening toward a center area of the opening section in a direction along the moving path, wherein in the case of the form die passing the duct position, by the gas being sucked through air intake holes in a bottom section of the form die, the fluid absorbent fibers and the superabsorbent polymer in the gas are stacked in the form die to form an absorbent body, wherein an air pressure inside the duct is made lower than the air pressure outside the duct because of the gas being sucked through the bottom section of the form die, wherein
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Takanori Yano, Makoto Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20100255998
    Abstract: A method for producing a Sn based alloy (15) comprising a metal matrix of a metal matrix material, wherein the metal matrix material comprises Sn, and inclusions of a compound material, further referred to as compound inclusions, wherein the compound material contains one element or a combination of elements of the group Ti, V, Zr, Hf, further referred to as dopant, and one or a plurality of other elements, in particular Sn, Cu and/or Nb. Particles of the metal matrix material, further referred to as matrix particles, are mixed with particles of the compound material, further referred to as compound particles, and the matrix particles and the compound particles are compacted during and/or after their mixing. A Sn based alloy containing finer compound inclusion of a dopant can be prepared, in order to produce Nb3Sn superconductor material with a superior current carrying capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Bruker BioSpin AG
    Inventor: Florin Buta
  • Publication number: 20100255327
    Abstract: A fire retardant material is described that includes a polyamide and a brominated hydrocarbon. The brominated hydrocarbon makes up between about two percent and about 25 percent of the fire retardant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Benton Booth, Bruce Cary Thornton, Donald Lewis Vanelli, Martha Leigh Gardiner
  • Publication number: 20100062238
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a composite article is described wherein the process comprises the steps of (i) providing on a tool (22) a fibrous material (14) having associated therewith in at least one region thereof an in-situ polymerisable non-fibrous form of a thermoplastic material; (ii) applying heat and a vacuum to said material; and additionally (iii) drawing into the fibrous material, from a source external to the tool, additional thermoplastic pre-polymer material. The process described is particularly useful for the manufacture of a large composite structure such as thermoplastic composite wind turbine blade, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Adrian Doyle, James Lee, Edward Archer, Keith Doyle, Patrick Feerick, Siora Coll, Conchúr O'Bradaigh, Adrian Murtaugh, Patrick Mallon, Walter Stanley
  • Patent number: 7666469
    Abstract: An coated particulate is provided with a graphite-impregnated resin coating. The oil field particulates may comprise any of gravel-pack sand, granular betonite, ground Gilsonite, calcium carbonate, glass beads, rock wool, shredded paper, metal spheres, ceramic beads, nut hulls, ground rubber, plastic beads, muscovite mica, calcined petroleum coke, and perlite. The resin may comprise as a binder one or more of a natural, synthetic, water-soluble, and organic resins. More specifically, the resins may comprise an organic film-forming resin such as an alkyd, polyurethane and epoxy. Alternatively, the resin may comprise a film-forming water-soluble polymer, such as a starch, carboxymethyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl cellulose, and xanthan gum. In a further alternative, the resin may comprise a resin-dispersed emulsion, such as a latex or acrylic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Superior Graphite Co.
    Inventors: Donald J. Weintritt, Peter Zaleski, Henry Francois, Frank A. Wawrzos
  • Patent number: 7662424
    Abstract: The method of making a composite particle for an electrode in accordance with the present invention comprises a granulating step of integrating a conductive auxiliary agent and a binder adapted to bind the conductive auxiliary agent and an electrode active material together with a particle made of the electrode active material while in close contact with each other in an inert gas atmosphere so as to form a composite particle for an electrode containing the electrode active material, conductive auxiliary agent, and binder. When the composite particle obtained by this method is used as a constituent of an electrode, an electrode having an excellent electrode characteristic and an electrochemical device having excellent electrochemical characteristics can be formed easily and reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Kurihara, Satoshi Maruyama, Tadashi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20100028550
    Abstract: A system for coating a surface comprises providing a source of amorphous metal, providing ceramic particles, and applying the amorphous metal and the ceramic particles to the surface by a spray. The coating comprises a composite material made of amorphous metal that contains one or more of the following elements in the specified range of composition: yttrium (?1 atomic %), chromium (14 to 18 atomic %), molybdenum (?7 atomic %), tungsten (?1 atomic %), boron (?5 atomic %), or carbon (?4 atomic %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph C. Farmer, Frank M.G. Wong, Jeffery J. Haslam, Nancy Yang, Enrique J. Lavernia, Craig A. Blue, Olivia A. Graeve, Robert Bayles, John H. Perepezko, Larry Kaufman, Julie Schoenung, Leo Ajdelsztajn
  • Patent number: 7514139
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyol component for polyurethane formation comprising an anionic diol (A1); and an anionic diol composition comprising said diol (A1), another active hydrogen atom-containing compound (A2), and/or a compounding ingredient (A3) selected from the group consisting of inert solvents (A31) and additives (A32), with the content of (A2) being not higher than 85 mole % based on the total number of moles of (A1) and (A2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ishida, Hiromitsu Nakayama, Masao Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20090029177
    Abstract: Highly water repellent coated articles may be made by applying to a substrate a coating having dispersed therein or sprinkled thereon partially or fully fluorinated polymer microparticles. The coating includes a partially fluorinated hexafluoropropylene copolymer binder in a nonfluorinated solvent that dissolves the binder and does not dissolve the microparticles. The coating is heated sufficiently to bond the microparticles to the binder but not so much as to cause the receding water contact angle for the coating to fall below 80°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Lisa P. Chen
  • Publication number: 20080268144
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying various different coating on surfaces including but not limited to roadways, parking lots, bridge decks, airport runways, offshore heliports and workboat walkways. Preferably, an applicator is provided that allows numerous different coatings to be applied to a surface. The coatings may be protective, decorative, non-skid and/or reflective in nature. Preferably, the applicator allows for the dispensing of two or more materials in at least two different manners (e.g., (i) two or more materials simultaneously applied to the surface to be coated; and, (ii) one material applied followed by application of one or more additional materials). Preferably, the applicator is lightweight and compact so that a single individual can carry the applicator while applying a coating to a surface to be coated. This allows the applicator to be used to coat surfaces in constricted areas including but not limited to workboat walkways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Jack H. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20080254241
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet containing at least one heat insulation layer and at least one receptor layer on a support, wherein said heat insulation layer contains at least one kind of hollow polymer particles and said receptor layer contains at least one latex polymer and at least one water-soluble polymer; wherein said water-soluble polymer is at least one of a gelatin and a polyvinyl alcohol in which the gelatin has an average molecular mass of 20,000 or more and the polyvinyl alcohol has a saponification degree of 95% or more and an average polymerization degree of from 200 to 1600 or has a saponification degree of less than 95% and an average polymerization degree of from 500 to 2000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki HARAGUCHI, Kiyoshi IRITA
  • Publication number: 20080220234
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of preparing a wear-resistant coating layer comprising metal matrix composite and a coating layer prepared by using the same and more particularly, it provides a method of preparing a wear-resistant coating layer comprising metal matrix composite, which comprises the steps of providing a base material, preparing a mixture powder comprising a metal, alloy or mixture particle thereof having an average diameter of 50 to 100 um and a ceramic or mixture particle thereof having an average diameter of 25 to 50 um in a ratio of 1:1 to 3:1 by volume, injecting the mixture powder into a spray nozzle for coating, and coating the mixture powder on the surface of the base material by accelerating the mixture powder in the state of non-fusion at a rate of 300 to 1,200 m/s by the flow of transportation gas flowing in the nozzle and a coating layer prepared by using the same whereby the coating layer with high wear resistance and excellent resistance against fatigue crack on the surface of the
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: SNT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kyung-hyun Ko, Ha-yong Lee, Jac-hong Lee, Jae-jung Lee, Young-ho Yu
  • Publication number: 20080113197
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for coating particulate material are provided. The apparatus includes a vessel having a top and a bottom, a vertically extending conduit having an inlet in the vessel and an outlet outside of the vessel, a first fluid inlet in the bottom of the vessel for introducing a transfer fluid, a second fluid inlet in the bottom of the vessel for introducing a coating fluid, and a fluid outlet from the vessel. The method includes steps of agitating a material, contacting the material with a coating material, and drying the coating material to produce a coated material. The invention may be adapted to coat aerogel beads, among other materials. A coated aerogel bead and an aerogel-based insulation material are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Howard Littman, Joel L. Plawsky, John D. Paccione
  • Patent number: 7323588
    Abstract: The invention relates to isomeric nonyl benzoates, processes for their preparation, mixtures of the same with alkyl phthalate, alkyl adipate, or alkyl cyclohexanedicarboxylate, and also to the use of these mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: OXENO Olefinchemie GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Grass, Juergen Koch
  • Patent number: 7172789
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for assembling a structure onto a substrate. A method according to one aspect of the invention includes dispensing a slurry onto a substrate wherein the slurry includes a first plurality of elements, each of which is designed to mate with a receptor region on said substrate and each of which comprises a functional element. The method further includes dispensing in a flow having a first direction a slurry onto a substrate, wherein the slurry includes a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Alien Technology Corporation
    Inventors: John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig, Frank Lowe
  • Patent number: 6833275
    Abstract: A composition which contains stabilized conjugates composed of colloidal particles and biomolecules is obtained by adding a detergent to a solution containing biomolecules before or/and during treatment of colloidal particles with this solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics GmbH
    Inventor: Alfons Nichtl
  • Patent number: 6773765
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for making a flexible magnet with an induced anisotropy, and in particular to a process for making a flexible anisotropic magnet by thermal spraying in the presence of an applied magnetic field. The method may be used to fabricate a substrate having a flexible anisotropic magnetic coating or a free standing anisotropic flexible magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Richard J. Gambino, Dongil Shin, Jeffrey A. Brogan
  • Patent number: 6753094
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite sheet material for brazing, the composite sheet material having a structure comprising an aluminium or aluminium alloy substrate on at least one side coupled to a layer comprising a polyolefin/acrylic acid copolymer as a carrier filled with brazing flux material, and optionally also with a metal powder, in an amount sufficient to achieve brazing. The invention further relates to a method of manufacturing composite sheet material for brazing, which method comprises the steps (a) mixing the polyolefin/acrylic acid copolymer with the brazing flux material and/or metal powder, and (b) applying to at least one surface of the metal substrate a mixture of said copolymer filled with the brazing flux material and/or metal powder, in an amount sufficient to achieve subsequent brazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Corus Aluminium Walzprodukte GmbH
    Inventor: Adrianus Jacobus Wittebrood
  • Patent number: 6720030
    Abstract: Electrically conducting printable webs of plastic having upper and lower sides, at least one of said sides being provided with a primer layer for printing pretreatment, comprising a substance selected from the group consisting of polyurethanes, acrylates, polyester resins with isocyanates or combinations thereof, on which another layer containing an electrically conducting organic polymer is coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Technoplast Beschichtungsgesellschaft
    Inventor: Martin Schleussner
  • Patent number: 6660343
    Abstract: A composite layer of a sorbent, chemoselective, non-electrically-conducting polymer and nano-particles of an electrically conducting material dispersed throughout the polymer is formed on a substrate by pulsed laser deposition, matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation or matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation direct writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: R. Andrew McGill, Douglas B. Chrisey, Alberto Pique
  • Patent number: 6613398
    Abstract: According to the present invention, provided is a method for improving solubility of a protein in water by irradiating the protein with an electron beam. According to the method, the solubility of the protein in water is improved without alteration and decomposition of the protein and an associated body which is not generated in an ordinary state is formed, so that protein which is stable even in an aqueous solution can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignees: Director of National Food Research, Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, San-Ei Gen F.F.I., Inc.
    Inventors: Mikiro Tada, Kazushi Sakaue, Toru Hayashi, Setsuko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20030064222
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for manufacturing a fiber having at least a surface comprised mainly of a thermoplastic resin and carrying solid particles affixed to the surface, comprising the steps of:
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nakamura, Susumu Hasegawa, Koichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20030054150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to high quality composite materials from fibers such as glass, polyaramid or graphite fibers, where the composite incorporates a polymer matrix embedding individual fibers. The composites are lightweight materials displaying enhanced strength and durability. In one aspect, the polymer matrix is a thermoplastic or other polymer type that cannot easily penetrate gaps between individual fibers by typical methods for thermosets. The invention also relates to methods for forming composite materials, where the fiber is exposed to an emulsion including polymer particles having sufficiently small dimensions to allow impregnation into the fiber gaps. Composite sheets and articles are also described, as well as the formation of new composites for porous articles, e.g., ceramics or wood, where a polymer matrix is embedded within the pores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventor: David A. Evans
  • Patent number: 6524659
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for electrically controlling a flow of material, wherein a single- or multi-component, essentially polymer-based material (1), such as plastics, elastomer or the like, is charged electrically (I) and sprayed (II) in an electrical field (E) to a three-dimensional mould (2)/target (3). The method of the invention makes use of the mould (2)/target (3) set at an electric potential and provided with two or more treatment blocks (Li) to be set at voltage levels different from each other, especially for coordinating the courses of sprayed material particles and the electrical field (E) affecting the same, in such a manner that each section/area of the mould/target surface forms a material layer of desirable thickness in the spraying cycle (II). The invention relates also to an apparatus operating in accordance with the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Oy OMS Optomedical Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Leo Hatjasalo, Jarkko Valtanen
  • Patent number: 6461451
    Abstract: A method of treating a surface of a stacked aluminum alloy ingot during a heating process. Spacer blocks are positioned adjacent aluminum alloy ingots to form a stack, wherein the spacer block has a support surface contacting a contact surface of the aluminum alloy ingot, and at least one of the support surface and the contact surface include a fluorine containing material. The stack is heated to at least a temperature at which the fluorine containing material decomposes or vaporizes such that a layer of a fluorinated oxide compound is formed at the interfaces between the ingots and the spacer blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Harenski, Roger W. Kaufold, Brian J. Morrissey, Robert L. Shadwick, Jr., Larry F. Wieserman
  • Patent number: 6350493
    Abstract: A method of dispersing fibers in an electromagnetic-attenuating coating and applying the coating to a substrate. The method includes mixing a coating material of fibers and resin in a container such that the fibers are uniformly dispersed in the resin without breaking the fibers. The method also includes feeding the coating material from the container while maintaining the fibers uniformly dispersed in the resin and without breaking the fibers. In addition, the method includes applying the coating material to a substrate. The mixing is carried out by subjecting the container to an oscillatory shaking action, the feeding step is carried out by pressurizing the container and ejecting the coating material through a bottom opening in the container and the applying step is carried out by spraying the coating material on the substrate with an air-nozzle spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Podlaseck, Gene P. Shumaker, Paul D. Rimer, Roger A. Purcell
  • Patent number: 6319545
    Abstract: A method of constructing a resilient surface layer of particles bound together and to a base surface comprises uniformly dropping dry rubber particles from a moving apparatus and spraying the particles with a liquid, water based, latex binder as the particles are dropping, the apparatus comprises a movable vehicle with a particulate spreading assembly comprising a hopper with a controlled orifice, and a spray system with an array of nozzles directed to intersect the path of the particles after leaving the hopper and before the particles reach the base surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Lance Edward Laurent
  • Patent number: 6159550
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for continuously coating particulate such as rubber with liquid binder and applying the same to a substrate to form resilient athletic surfaces. Total encapsulation of the particulate with the liquid binder is accomplished prior to applying the mix to the substrate. In addition, the method of delivery of the particulate and binder maintains the ratios thereof uniform. In its method aspects, the instant invention involves separately introducing a stream of particulate and a stream of binder into a spray nozzle, where they are combined and delivered to the substrate. The apparatus includes a nozzle assembly having a central lumen and an elongated tip, the lumen being formed so as to force the particulate introduced therein to follow a circuitous or indirect path therethrough and thereby decrease its velocity prior to being ejected from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Daniel A. Daluise
  • Patent number: 6113990
    Abstract: A method of insulating a structure and providing fire retardancy, microbial and pest control to the structure is disclosed. A slurry of a dry boric acid stabilized cellulose insulation product and a borate salt solution is applied to the area to be insulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Environmental Security, Inc.
    Inventor: B. Farrell Killingsworth
  • Patent number: 5879751
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for making absorbent structures having a layer of discrete particulate absorbent material which is divided into two or more bands separated by a substantially particulate-free zone. The method of making such absorbent structures comprises the steps of first generating an initial particle suspension comprising a two-phase fluid of particles of absorbent gelling material suspended in a gas (such as air) flowing in an inlet duct. The initial particle suspension is then divided into multiple final particle suspensions in corresponding multiple branch ducts, each of the final particle suspensions having a given percentage of particles as a function of cross-sectional area of the inlet duct. The particles in the final particle suspensions are substantially uniformly distributed as a function of cross-sectional position in the branch ducts. Finally, the suspended particles are filtered from the final particle suspensions by capturing them on a substrate such as a layer of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Michael Scott Bogdanski
  • Patent number: 5874133
    Abstract: An article which comprises (1) a composite comprising a polyurethane matrix including fibrous or particulate reinforcement, the polyurethane matrix being formed in situ about the reinforcement by reaction of polyurethane forming components at a temperature below the melting point of the reinforcement and (2) a polymeric film bound to at least one surface of the composite, the film being bound to the composite by adhesion to the polyurethane matrix which emerges or is enhanced as the matrix is formed in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: RanDemo, Inc.
    Inventor: William H. Cochran
  • Patent number: H1909
    Abstract: Absorbent composites containing particles of absorbent gelling material and chemically stiffened, cellulosic fibers, the fibers being wrapped around and adhered to the particles, which are in individual form. The chemically stiffened, cellulosic fibers are preferably cellulosic fibers in substantially individual form having a crosslinking agent reacted with the fibers in intrafiber crosslink bond form. The absorbent composites are particularly suitable for use in the absorbent core of disposable absorbent articles such as sanitary napkins and diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Ahr