Including Grain, Strips, Or Filamentary Elements In Different Layers Or Components Parallel Patents (Class 428/114)
  • Patent number: 10844224
    Abstract: A method for producing an engineered wood material may include a matrix material and filler material. In some embodiments, a separate binder and/or adhesive is not required. The matrix and filler materials may be bio-based and/or renewable materials. The engineered wood material may be produced by compressing the mixed components together under pressure at an elevated temperature for a predetermined amount of time. An advantage of the present invention may be that such materials are easily and cheaply replenished, as opposed to non-bio-based materials which include petroleum-based or other non-renewable products in their manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Brent Tisserat
  • Patent number: 10786099
    Abstract: A composite down feather sheet is comprised of an insulating core of down feathers bound together by a chemical binding agent or binding fibers or combination thereof. The core of down feathers is of substantially constant thickness and defines opposed flat faces to which is bonded a web of stretchable elastic adhesive. The method of fabricating the composite down insulating fabric sheet is also described as well as the method of bonding the composite down insulating fabric sheet to an outer shell fabric and a liner fabric to provide a composite sheet which facilitate the manufacture of down feather insulated fabric articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Ronie Reuben
  • Patent number: 10766227
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a carbon nanotube composite includes: a laminate forming step of forming, on a conductive base material made of a first metal having conductivity, a buffer layer made of a second metal capable of mutual diffusion with the first metal, and forming, on the buffer layer, a catalyst layer made of seed catalyst particles which catalyze formation of carbon nanotubes; a buffer layer diffusion step of performing heat treatment on the laminate; and a carbon nanotube layer forming step of forming the carbon nanotubes on the catalyst layer of the laminate by a chemical vapor deposition method, wherein the heat treatment is performed so as to form a solid phase diffusion region where the first metal and the second metal are solid-phase diffused from a surface of the conductive base material to a predetermined depth selected from depths of 850 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoya Tagami, Gang Xie
  • Patent number: 10736368
    Abstract: Many garments made of denim material have factory created one or more discontinuities exposing a group of parallel threads and referred to as “distressed denim”. Sometimes, some or all of these threads become torn or rips or tears occur in the denim garment to create a discontinuity. A patch to cover the discontinuity is made of a plurality of side by side threads attached to one side of an adhesive panel and fabric material is attached to the other side of the adhesive panel. The threads, or entire patch, may be printed with indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Jennifer J. Fagan
  • Patent number: 10723088
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced thermoplastic-resin base includes continuous reinforcing fibers aligned in parallel to each other and a thermoplastic resin is impregnated thereinto, wherein the base has a fiber volume content of 40-65 vol % and a dispersion parameter D of the fibers, determined by (i)-(iv), of 90% or more: (i) a cross-section of the fiber-reinforced thermoplastic-resin base that is perpendicular to the alignment direction of the reinforcing fibers is divided into a plurality of sections, and one of the sections is photographed, (ii) the photograph image of the section is divided into a plurality of square units each having a one-side length t, (iii) a dispersion parameter d is calculated, (iv) with respect to other sections, (i) to (iii) are repeatedly performed, and an average value of dispersion parameters d of the plurality of sections is dispersion parameter D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Koshi, Hiroyuki Ome, Eita Konno, Shoma Ishida
  • Patent number: 10688705
    Abstract: In a system and method for making a capped structure having a variegated cap layer a layer of cap materials is applied to a substrate and pin stripes are applied onto the cap layer through an extrusion die. After these materials exit the extrusion die they are passed through a single opening in a die plate to create a capped structure having a variegated appearance. This capped structure has a smooth surface that enables an embosser to create a consistent embossing pattern on the entire surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CPG International LLC
    Inventor: S. Adam Ouziel
  • Patent number: 10683406
    Abstract: Fiber-containing polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) prepregs are described that include a first and second plurality of fibers. The second plurality of fibers is made from a different material than the first plurality of fibers. The PMMA prepregs also contain a polymerized resin that includes polymethyl methacrylate that has been formed from a reactive resin composition that includes methyl methacrylate. Methods of making fiber-containing PMMA prepregs are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Asheber Yohannes, Michael John Block, Jawed Asrar, Derek Cooper Bristol, Christopher P Sandoval
  • Patent number: 10591062
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a gasket capable of maintaining a surface pressure for a long period of time while securing sealing performance and improving durability and a manufacturing method thereof. A gasket includes a first annular portion which is formed by a metal wire woven fabric and has a seal target hole and a main body portion which is formed by a metal wire woven fabric and is in contact with an outer peripheral edge of the first annular portion, in which a metal wire of the metal wire woven fabric and a metal wire of the metal wire woven fabric are entangled so that the first annular portion and the main body portion are joined to each other and a gap between the metal wires forming the first annular portion is sealed by a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ISHIKAWA GASKET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10569507
    Abstract: A kinetic energy absorptive composite article includes a ply containing multiple substantially parallel fibers having inherent failure strains and having inherent moduli. A matrix material at least partially encapsulates the ply. The ply includes multiple lower strength length portions or multiple lower modulus length portions. The multiple lower strength length portions are distributed along individual fibers of the multiple fibers and have failure strains less than the inherent failure strains. The multiple lower modulus length portions are distributed along individual fibers of the multiple fibers and have moduli less than the inherent moduli. A designated pattern of the lower strength length portions or of the lower modulus length portions is distributed to selected locations identified in the ply. An absorptive method includes distributing a load across the designated pattern when the ply receives a force from kinetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilenski, Michael P. Kozar
  • Patent number: 10507999
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method of a tank. The manufacturing method comprises a cooling process of cooling down a resin-adhering fiber bundle that has a resin adhering to a fiber bundle; and a winding process of winding the resin-adhering fiber bundle that is cooled down by the cooling process, on a rotating liner. The cooling process cools down the resin-adhering fiber bundle to make a temperature of the resin-adhering fiber bundle that is being wound on the liner in the winding process, equal to or lower than a set temperature which is set in advance as a temperature to provide a viscosity of the resin that prevents the resin from being splashed from the resin-adhering fiber bundle by rotation of the liner in a course of winding the resin-adhering fiber bundle on the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kei Kato
  • Patent number: 10493720
    Abstract: A kinetic energy absorptive composite article includes a first ply and a plurality of inherently straight first fibers contained in the first ply. First length portions of the first fibers are arranged with first localized ripples that deviate from and return to individual first routes of respective first length portions. The article includes a second ply parallel to the first ply, a plurality of inherently straight second fibers contained in the first ply or the second ply, and a matrix material at least partially encapsulating the first and second plies. Second length portions of the second fibers are arranged without localized ripples or with second localized ripples that deviate from individual second routes of respective second length portions to a lesser extent than the first localized ripples and return to the individual second routes. The second routes are substantially parallel to the first routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilenski, Michael P. Kozar
  • Patent number: 10436286
    Abstract: An inner peripheral surface of a belt is cogged so that cogs extend in a belt width direction and are arranged adjacent to one another at regular intervals in a belt length direction. A tip portion of the cog and a bottom portion of a groove formed between the cogs have curved surfaces each having an arc-shaped cross section. A curvature radius of a cross-sectional shape of the bottom portion of the groove is set to be larger than a curvature radius of a cross-sectional shape of the tip portion of the cog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 10385173
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube composite structure includes providing a polymer substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. A first carbon nanotube layer including a plurality of carbon nanotubes is placed on the first surface to form a preformed structure, wherein the carbon nanotube layer and the polymer substrate are stacked with each other. The preformed structure is scanned with a laser according to a predetermined pattern. The treated preformed structure includes a first part and a second part. The first part is scanned by the laser, and the second part is not scanned by the laser. The first part includes a plurality of first carbon nanotubes, and the second part includes a plurality of second carbon nanotubes. The plurality of second carbon nanotubes is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Peng Liu, Wen Ning, Jia-Ping Wang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10336014
    Abstract: A vacuum bagging diaphragm assembly used in forming a component from composite material includes a first sheet of a first material. Also included is a second sheet of a second material for positioning between a three dimensional forming tool and the first sheet. A modulus of elasticity of the second material is greater than a modulus of elasticity of the first material. A method includes a step of positioning a composite laminate material between a first sheet of a first material and a second sheet of a second material. The second material has a modulus of elasticity greater than a modulus of elasticity of the first material. The method further includes a step of positioning the second material of the second sheet in overlying relationship to a three dimensional forming tool with the second material positioned between the three dimensional forming tool and the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Stanley Warren Stawski
  • Patent number: 10221313
    Abstract: A curable resin composition capable of providing good OHC performance at elevated temperatures when used in polymer matrix composites. This resin composition includes, as major components, one or more multifunctional benzoxazine compounds and cycloaliphatic epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Dyers, Jr., Mark Richard Bonneau, James Martin Griffin
  • Patent number: 10196270
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes creating a three-dimensional, carbon-containing structure using an additive manufacturing technique and converting the three-dimensional, carbon-containing structure to a substantially pure carbon structure. Moreover, the substantially pure carbon structure has an average feature diameter of less than about 100 nm. In another embodiment, a product includes a substantially pure carbon structure having an average feature diameter of less than about 100 nm. In yet another embodiment, a product includes an aerogel having inner channels corresponding to outer walls of a three-dimensional printed template around which the aerogel was formed. In addition, the inner channels have an average feature diameter of less than about 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Campbell, Theodore F. Baumann, Juergen Biener, Swetha Chandrasekaran, James S. Oakdale, Marcus A. Worsley
  • Patent number: 10144184
    Abstract: Provided is a flat fiber-reinforced plastic strand which is produced by curing a twisted resin-impregnated strand and has no disturbed fiber orientation, and a flat fiber-reinforced plastic strand sheet which is produced by using said flat fiber-reinforced plastic strands. According to a method of manufacturing the flat fiber-reinforced plastic strand 2, (a) a twisted resin-impregnated strand f2 in an uncured state, the strand including a plurality of reinforcing fibers f, is fed in a state of tension between a pair of heated steel belts 41A and 41B facing each other and making rotation movements; and (b) the resin-impregnated strand f2 is sandwiched and heated by the steel belts 41A and 41B, and pressurized from both sides of the strand f2 to form a cross section of the strand into a flat shape, and, with the shape being kept, a resin is cured and cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makiji Miyao, Akira Kobayashi, Masaki Arazoe, Akihiro Tateishi
  • Patent number: 10076895
    Abstract: A multifunctional fully integral panel system design, a unique material configuration, and a process for fabricating a net shape (or nearly net shape) panel in one production cycle. The panel may comprise a base facing with an outer perimeter, a decorative film applied to the exterior of the base facing, an aft facing having an outer perimeter fused to the base facing, and a reinforcement core disposed between the unfused portions of the base and aft facings, which reinforcement core also acts as acoustic insulation (i.e., a noise attenuator). Alternatively or additionally, a foam core or blanket having thermal and/or acoustic insulation properties is attached to the external surface of the aft facing. The fabrication process involves the application of different heat treatments to panel components having different forming temperature or rubbery/elastic plateaus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jayant Dahyabhai Patel, John N. Harris, Sergio H. Sanchez, James A. Fullerton
  • Patent number: 10006518
    Abstract: A toothed belt includes an endless back portion, a plurality of belt teeth arranged on a face of the back portion at predetermined intervals in a longitudinal direction of the back portion; and a core made of an elastic knitted or unwoven fabric and embedded in the back portion. Both of the belt teeth and the back portion are made of rubber. The core is not exposed from inter-tooth portions which are located between the belt teeth. In the core, a difference between the position of a point that is closest to the belt teeth in a belt thickness direction and the position of a point that is closest to a back face of the belt in the belt thickness direction is limited to 0.5 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Sekiguchi, Tomonari Nakamura, Tadahiko Noguchi, Takamitsu Akashi
  • Patent number: 10006819
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a graphene-based touch sensor device using triboelectric effect, the device comprising: a substrate; a first electrode layer disposed on the substrate; a graphene channel layer disposed on the substrate, wherein the graphene channel layer is flush with the first electrode layer, and is spaced from the first electrode layer; a gate dielectric layer in partial contact with the electrode layer and the graphene channel layer respectively; source and drain electrodes formed on both opposing ends of the graphene channel layer respectively; and a triboelectric layer formed on the first electrode layer, wherein the triboelectric layer generates a triboelectric potential via contact of an external friction material therewith, wherein the contact of the external friction material is detected based on a current change in the graphene channel layer due to the triboelectric potential applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sang Woo Kim, Tae Ho Kim, Usman Khan, Han Jun Ryu, Seung Choi, Minki Kang, Dong Hoon Kim, Wan Chul Seung
  • Patent number: 9969146
    Abstract: Provided are a layered substrate that has excellent mechanical properties such as a flexural strength or a flexural modulus applicable to a structural material, the variations in those mechanical properties are small, exhibits excellent formability into a complicated shape, and is able to be molded in a short time, and a method for manufacturing the same. A layered substrate fabricated by layering plural sheets of sheet-shaped prepregs containing a reinforcing fiber oriented in one direction and a thermoplastic matrix resin, wherein the prepreg has a slit penetrating from the front surface to the back surface, each slit is provided so as to intersect with each reinforcing fiber only one time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishikawa, Masao Tomioka, Masahiro Osuka, Yuuji Fujita, Yukichi Konami, Takahiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9682498
    Abstract: Semi-preg material is disclosed adapted for use in composite material comprising a) a first resin layer, b) covered on both side by layers of fibrous reinforcements whereby c) one of the two fabric layers is coated with a second resin layer and d) wherein said second resin layer has a tack level of not more than 100 N. Such semi-preg material has improved handling properties and contributes to the superior mechanical properties of the composite material formed therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventor: Mark Whiter
  • Patent number: 9581282
    Abstract: Compressed carbon nanotube aerogel materials can be used in heat management and thermal shielding applications. Methods for heat management and thermal shielding of an object can include placing a compressed carbon nanotube aerogel material between an object and its surrounding environment, and establishing a thermal gradient within the compressed carbon nanotube aerogel material by exposing the compressed carbon nanotube aerogel material to the object or to the surrounding environment. When the object and the surrounding environment are in thermal communication with one another, the compressed carbon nanotube aerogel material can reduce an amount of heat transferred between the object and the surrounding environment. As a result of establishing the thermal gradient within the compressed carbon nanotube aerogel material, an electric current may be generated in some instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Ward, James M. Spatcher
  • Patent number: 9334609
    Abstract: A leather-like sheet containing a microfine long-fiber nonwoven fabric containing an entangled web structure made of bundles of microfine long fibers and an elastic polymer impregnated in the microfine long-fiber nonwoven fabric. The leather-like sheet has a machine direction/transverse direction ratio of breaking strength of 1/1 to 1.3/1, an elongation at break in each of the machine direction and the transverse direction of 80% or more, and a machine direction/transverse direction ratio of elongation at break of 1/1 to 1/1.5. The leather-like sheet has a natural dense feeling, a soft hand, a small difference of mechanical properties in the machine direction and the transverse direction, a moderate resistance to elongation and a durable recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Makimura, Hidekazu Andoh, Michinori Fujisawa, Yasunori Murate, Yoshiyuki Ando, Yoshiki Nobuto, Norio Makiyama
  • Patent number: 9238347
    Abstract: A structural member that contains a solid lineal profile (516, 600, 700) that is formed from a plurality of consolidated ribbons (12). Each of the ribbons includes unidirectionally aligned continuous fibers embedded within a thermoplastic polymer matrix. The continuous fiber ribbons (12) are laminated together during pultrusion to form an integral solid profile (516, 600, 700) having very high tensile strength properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Sherri M. Nelson, David W. Eastep, Timothy A. Regan, Michael L. Wesley, Richard Stiehm
  • Patent number: 9222160
    Abstract: A coil material capable of contributing to an improvement of the productivity of a high-strength magnesium alloy sheet and a method for manufacturing the coil material are provided. Regarding the method for manufacturing a coil material through coiling of a sheet material formed from a metal into the shape of a cylinder, so as to produce the coil material, the sheet material is a cast material of a magnesium alloy discharged from a continuous casting machine and the thickness t (mm) thereof is 7 mm or less. The sheet material 1 is coiled with a coiler while the temperature T (° C.) of the sheet material 1 just before coiling is controlled to be a temperature at which the surface strain ((t/R)×100) represented by the thickness t and the bending radius R (mm) of the sheet material 1 becomes less than or equal to the elongation at room temperature of the sheet material 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masatada Numano, Michimasa Miyanaga, Takeshi Uchihara, Yukihiro Oishi, Nozomu Kawabe
  • Patent number: 9073570
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a steering wheel can comprise: a plastic top armature portion comprising a top rim portion and a top spoke portion, the top spoke portion extending radially inward from the top rim portion; and a plastic bottom armature portion comprising a hub, a bottom rim portion, and a bottom spoke portion, the bottom spoke portion extending radially inward to the hub. The top armature portion can be attached to the bottom armature portion with a plurality of snap mechanisms, wherein each snap mechanism comprises a snap fit protrusion that engages an aperture. The armature can be configured to attach to a vehicle steering column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Narasimhan Krishnamoorthy, Ankit Kumar Garg, Subrata Nayak
  • Publication number: 20150110995
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion-coated structural systems including one or more reinforced structural members, as well as methods of making and using the same. Structural systems of the present invention that include at least one reinforced member may exhibit enhanced strength, functionality, and/or durability, while being simpler to assemble and more aesthetic than similar conventional systems. Structural systems according to embodiments of the present invention can be suitable for use in a variety of applications, including as ready-to-assemble furniture or cabinetry or as building and construction materials such as wall board, flooring, trim, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynne Peavey, Mohan Sasthav, James Wilson Mercer, JR., Scott Allen Clear, Chanandh Cheowanich
  • Publication number: 20150099091
    Abstract: A method for forming a thermoplastic composite material with continuous fiber reinforcement by stamping. A flat blank comprising a pre-consolidated stack of plies by automatic fiber placement of fibers referred to as the thermoplastic pre-impregnated fibers is obtained. The flat blank is reheated to a temperature greater than or equal to the melting temperature of the thermoplastic polymer making up the matrix of the thermoplastic pre-impregnated fibers. The reheated flat blank is hot stamped and the part formed between the stamping punch and die is consolidated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Didier Kurtz, Julie Vaudour
  • Patent number: 8991081
    Abstract: A decorated card having at least one leaf, and a cutout formed in the leaf and defined by a cutout outline. The card is characterized by the fact that it has at least two threads extending under tension across the cutout outline, and a plurality of spangles, the spangles being held suspended from each of the threads under tension so as to cover at least part of the area defined by the cutout outline. A manufacturing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventor: Sylvie Legastelois
  • Publication number: 20150082976
    Abstract: Composite anti-ballistic systems having multiple nested sub-laminates manufactured from layers of unidirectional monofilaments made from engineering fibers with anti-ballistic properties embedded in polymer matrix materials and interfacial materials engineered for controlled compliance, deformation, energy release and rate sensitive behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Cubic Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Heiner W. Meldner, Roland Joseph Downs
  • Patent number: 8986811
    Abstract: A penetration-resistant article is provided comprising two or more layers of woven fabric. The layers of woven fabric each comprise a first series of fibers aligned in a first direction and a second series of fibers interwoven with the first series of fibers and aligned in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. Two or more layers of woven fabric are loosely stacked together so as to permit relative slippage therebetween and are rotationally offset by an offset angle selected so as to inhibit mechanical interference between opposing adjacent surfaces of the woven fabric layers during slippage therebetween. Also provided are methods for assembling penetration-resistant articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Barrday Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Edward Krummel
  • Patent number: 8980773
    Abstract: This invention pertains to an article for use in body armor, comprising a plurality of discrete sheet subassemblies contoured to the shape of a female breast arranged in a stack, without bonding, such that the breast contours are positioned on top of each other, each of the subassemblies comprising at least two nonwoven layers of high tenacity yarns such as par-aramid, a binder and a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Minshon J. Chiou, Clifford K. Deakyne
  • Publication number: 20150064393
    Abstract: A laminate for joining parts of composite material includes a first layer of adhesive material, a second layer of preimpregnated composite material, adjacent to the first layer, and a third layer of adhesive material, adjacent to the second layer. A method for joining at least two parts of composite material with a laminate includes the steps of providing already cured composite material parts, positioning the laminate for joining between two cured parts, and applying pressure and temperature to the whole structure including the at least two parts and the laminate, in such a way that the laminate is cured and the at least two parts are joined together in a resulting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Pablo CEBOLLA GARROFE, Carlos ROMÓN BANOGON
  • Patent number: 8962737
    Abstract: A moldable composite material contains flakes of composite material, i.e., flakes of polymeric matrix materials having fibers embedded therein. An improved substrate is provided by providing a substrate and applying a coating onto the substrate, the coating containing the flakes of composite material. A first construction member can be secured to a second construction member by applying the coating onto an attachment region of the first construction member, and applying a fastener onto the first construction member in the coated attachment region to secure the first construction member to the second construction member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gordon Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Pilpel, D. Michael Gordon
  • Publication number: 20150050443
    Abstract: An engineered floor board or wood panel for the fabrication thereof is comprised of a thin top wood layer fabricated from a quality wood material. The top wood layer is glued to a core layer wood product having a grain orientation disposed transverse to the longitudinal axis of the top wood layer. A base wood layer is fabricated from oriented strand board (OSB) which is glued to the bottom of the core layer. The base wood layer is fabricated from a single sheet having wood particles and fibers oriented in at least two layers with at least a top layer having its wood particles and fibers generally oriented along the longitudinal axis of the top wood layer and transverse to use core layer to substantially prevent displacement and deformation of the core layer caused by expansion and retraction thereof and thereby preventing deformations in the top wood layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: BOA-FRANC
    Inventors: Francois ROY, Vincent Tanguay
  • Patent number: 8951924
    Abstract: A ballistic-resistant laminate assembly having a pair of films with an array of stacked pairs of first and second of unidirectionally-oriented bundles of high strength filaments therebetween, with the stacked filament bundles being arranged substantially interlinear with adjacent unidirectionally-oriented adhesions between the pair of films. The adhesions form continuous tubular sleeves between the pair of films with the stacked bundles of high strength filaments being substantially free floating yet contained therein. Optionally, the high strength filaments are coated or soaked in a liquid-to-solid phase change material or PCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald G. Krueger, Ronald L. Krueger
  • Publication number: 20150033936
    Abstract: Composite panel comprising at least one layer containing at least one tape comprising a thermoplastic polymer selected from the group consisting of polyolefins, polyesters, polyvinyl alcohols, polyacrylonitriles, polyamides or polyketone, wherein the tape has a tensile strength of at least 1.2 GPa and an areal density of between 5 and 150 g/m2, and an adhesive in contact with said layer, whereby the amount of the adhesive in contact with one side of the at least one layer is between 0.2 and 15 g/m2, wherein the adhesive is a plastomer wherein said plastomer is a random copolymer of ethylene or propylene and one or more C2 to C12 a-ol-efin co-monomers and wherein said plastomer has a density as measured according to 1801183 of between 860 and 930 kg/m3. In a preferred embodiment the tape comprises an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. The composite panel is used in a ballistic resistant article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: David Michael Cummins, Dietrich Wienke, Roelof Marissen, Koen Van Putten, Joke Hendrix
  • Publication number: 20150030804
    Abstract: A sheetlike composite material including at least one layer A of a nonwoven thermoplastic fibre web or a thermoplastic film, and at least two unidirectional oriented-fibre layers B and B?, the layers B and B? having a bidirectional fibre orientation. The layers are not only needled but also stitched to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Burak Baser
  • Patent number: 8940381
    Abstract: A curable prepreg or semipreg material comprising a layer of fibers and a substantially non-flowable curable resin having a layer of porous sheet material on an outer surface, the material allows automatic lay-up of high fiber content prepregs or semiprepregs typically used in industrial applications such as wind turbine blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites, Ltd
    Inventor: John Ellis
  • Patent number: 8927086
    Abstract: A method of preparing a reinforcing structure for use in manufacture a pultruded part where the reinforcing structure is pulled through a pultrusion die in a continuous longitudinal pull direction. The method includes arranging a plurality of first reinforcing fibers in a transverse direction and attaching a permeable transport web of staple fibers to the first reinforcing fibers such that the portion of the first reinforcing fibers oriented in the direction transverse comprises at least 30% of a volume of materials comprising the reinforcing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence W. Davies, Peter J. Fritz, Kenneth D. Beer
  • Patent number: 8927085
    Abstract: A cross laminated strand product formed from a laminate of a plurality of layers, wherein each layer includes substantially aligned strands of wood bonded together with a binder including an isocyanate resin, and wherein the respective strands of adjacent layers are oriented substantially perpendicularly to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Lignor Limited.
    Inventor: Peter Edward Burton
  • Publication number: 20140370231
    Abstract: A laminar sheet and building block include re-sawed mini-sheets from laminar plank or beam starting material wherein the mini-sheets are oriented transversely to one another and vertically stacked and adhered. A system and methods for their manufacture also are also disclosed. The building block features a unique surface and edge appearance and is denser, more durable, more sag- and warp-resistant, and less expensive than conventional building blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Dirk Wallace
  • Publication number: 20140360344
    Abstract: A fire resistant composite laminate includes a thermoplastic matrix material reinforced with fibers embedded in the matrix of the composite laminate, wherein the thermoplastic matrix material of the fire resistant composite laminate includes polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Gordon Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward D. Pilpel, Jonathan Spiegel, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Bruno Reich
  • Patent number: 8894789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an artificial wood product from fibers and bonding agent and to an artificial wood product comprising fibers and bonding agent. The objective of the invention is to disclose a new kind of method and a product which allows a production of an artificial wood having an outer appearance just like a natural wood. In the method several fibers are aligned longitudinally to form a strand wire, several said strand wires are bonded with said bonding agent unidirectionally and side by side together to form a fiber sheet, and several said fiber sheets are stacked and bonded with said bonding agent one upon the other in layers to form an elongated wood product in which said sheets replicate the pattern of annular growth rings of a natural wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Yong Leong Chang
  • Patent number: 8846175
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a light transmissive film includes the following steps. A film is provided, and the film includes a plurality of nano-units and has a reference direction. In addition, a plurality of first stripes parallel to each other is formed on the film by an energy beam, and the first stripes are neither perpendicular nor parallel to the reference direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventor: Yu-Ju Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140272269
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics. The structure is a bicomponent extruded elastomeric netting or mesh having a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140272273
    Abstract: A method of molding a building product may include providing an injection mold with a plurality of gates located adjacent a perimeter of the injection mold. The method may further include commingling a first material and a second material into a flow. The second material may be a color that contrasts with a color of the first material. The method may include injecting the commingled flow into the plurality of gates to form an injection molded building product, and removing the molded building product from the injection mold. In addition, the second material may extend through an interior of the molded building product and appear as contrasting streaks on an exterior of the building product to form a variegated grain appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. SHAW, David J. STUCKY, Travis R. ARBOGAST, Randall M. ELINSKI, Stephen W. STEFFES
  • Patent number: 8837149
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic component includes disposing a heat radiation material including a plurality of linear structures of carbon atoms and a filling layer of a thermoplastic resin provided among the plurality of linear structures above a first substrate, disposing a blotting paper above the heat radiation material, making a heat treatment at a temperature higher than a melting temperature of the thermoplastic resin and absorbing the thermoplastic resin above the plurality of linear structures with the absorption paper, removing the blotting paper, and adhering the heat radiation material to the first substrate by cooling to solidify the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirose, Taisuke Iwai, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Yohei Yagishita, Yukie Sakita, Masaaki Norimatsu
  • Publication number: 20140255646
    Abstract: Interlaminar features of a composite structure are laid up by placing and steering individual chopped fiber pre-preg segments onto a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: The Boeing Company