Weight Per Unit Area Specified Patents (Class 428/219)
  • Patent number: 11326068
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carpet backing layer composition, comprising: —100 parts by weight of a polyolefins or a blend of polyolefins and optionally a blend of oils, wax and tackifiers, said polyolefin or polyolefin blend comprising at least 0% by weight of (co)polymerized C3-C8 alfa-olefins—between 100 and 900 parts by weight of one or more inorganic filler(s) characterized by a volume median particle diameter (D50) comprised between 10 and 1000 ?m; —the backing layer composition having a heat of fusion within the temperature range of from 10 to 40° C. (?H10?40° C.) that is less than 12.5% of the heat of fusion of the backing layer within the temperature range of from 10 to 170° C. (?H10?170° C.), the heat of fusion being measured by Differential Scanning calorimetry. The invention further relates to a carpet comprising a carpet backing layer obtained from the carpet backing layer composition and a method for the preparation of the carpet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TARKETT GDL
    Inventor: Pierre Bastin
  • Patent number: 11155961
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible material including a web of fibers chosen in the group consisting of carbon fibers, glass fibers and aramid fibers, this web of fibers being impregnated on a so-called external face with an impregnation layer produced from a polymer binder and containing at least one plasticizing agent or a mixture of plasticizing agents. A fibrous textile substrate is superimposed on the web of fibers on an internal face of the web opposite the external face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Naim Antoine Ayoub
  • Patent number: 11135555
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a chitosan-graphene oxide membrane and process of making the same. The nanocomposite membrane can filter water and remove contaminants without fouling like other commercially-available polymer-based water filters. The membrane can be used as a flat sheet filter or can be engineered in a spiral filtration module. The membrane is scalable and tunable for many water contaminants including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, and other organic chemicals. The membrane uses chitosan, which is low-cost, renewable biopolymer typically considered to be a waste product and the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth, thus making the membrane an environmentally-friendly product choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christopher S. Griggs, Jose A. Mattei-Sosa, Luke A. Gurtowski, Lauren F. Greenlee, Mojtaba Abolhassani
  • Patent number: 11122806
    Abstract: In general, the present invention is directed to a building panel, such as a gypsum board, comprising a core having a first side and a second side opposing the first side and at least one facing material having a coating comprising at least one fungicide, at least one polymeric binder, and at least one pigment. The panel satisfies at least one of the following: the board exhibits a rating of 2 or less when tested in accordance to ASTM G21-15 or the board exhibits a rating of at least 8 when tested in accordance to ASTM D3273-16. The panel may also exhibit at least a Level 3 finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Gold Bond Building Products, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Wilson, Joseph J. Bailey
  • Patent number: 11117802
    Abstract: Carbogel anode materials and method for their preparation are disclosed. The described carbogels exhibit, at a temperature of 20° C., an electrical conductance of at least 0.5 S/cm and a reversible electrochemical capacity in relation to lithium of at least 350 mAh/g under a C/2 discharge current, enabling their use for preparation of anode materials, particularly those intended for preparation of lithium-ion cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
    Inventors: Monika Bakierska, Marcin Molenda, Agnieszka Chojnacka, Michal Swietoslawski
  • Patent number: 11083817
    Abstract: The invention concerns a hygiene product comprising at least one layer of a nonwoven wherein the nonwoven layer comprises man-made cellulosic fibers wherein the layer or the layers has or have a rewet value of equal to or less than 30% and a liquid strike through time of equal to or less than 6 seconds for the use in disposable hygiene products, such as diapers, feminine pads and incontinence products or in wet wipes like toilet wipes, facial wipes, cosmetic wipes, baby wipes and sanitary wipes for cleaning and disinfection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Shayda Rahbaran, Bianca Schachtner
  • Patent number: 11053616
    Abstract: A nonwoven absorbent textile article for absorbing liquid includes a first fiber layer having perforated through holes with an area of 10-80% based on total area of the first fiber layer, having a thickness ranging from 0.2-2.0 mm, and having a contact angle with water that is larger than 70° to distribute liquid thereon; and a second fiber layer fixedly connected to the first fiber layer in a hot air through oven by heat bonding and having a contact angle with water that is less than 70° to absorb liquid distributed by the first fiber layer, wherein the first fiber layer includes fibers that are sheath/core fibers or an eccentric bi-component fibers, and wherein the first fiber layer has a basis weight of 5-40 g/m2 and the second fiber layer has a basis weight of 5-40 g/m2. Contact with the skin of a user has a dryer feel and provides comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Xiamen Yanjan New Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihua Xie, Jiquan Xie
  • Patent number: 11053415
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive tape comprises a backing layer having a first and a second surface; and a first pressure-sensitive adhesive layer affixed to the first surface; wherein the first pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has an adhesive strength of 2.0 N/10 mm to 9.0 N/10 mm in absence of a solvent and the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape has a tensile strength in longitudinal direction of 45 N/15 mm to 80 N/15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: NITTO DENKO MATERIALS (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD., NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lee Lee Chai
  • Patent number: 11040251
    Abstract: A golf ball includes a core and a cover. The core is formed of a material molded under heat from a rubber composition. The rubber composition includes components (A) through (C). The components (A) through (C) are (A) a base rubber, (B) an organic peroxide, and (C) a metal salt containing hydration water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Yamanaka, Daisuke Arai
  • Patent number: 11034815
    Abstract: A sponge-forming liquid silicone rubber composition is provided. The composition generally maintains a stable emulsified state, can form a low-density silicone rubber sponge having a uniform and fine open-cell foam structure even when a coating or molding method involving shearing force and thin layer formation is used, is less likely to contract during curing, and that forms a silicone rubber sponge having a density close to the density designed on the basis of water content. A low-density silicone rubber sponge material using the sponge-forming liquid silicone rubber composition is also provided. The sponge-forming liquid silicone rubber composition comprises (A) an alkenyl group-containing organopolysiloxane, (B) an organopolysiloxane having a silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atom, (C) a mixture of water and an inorganic thickener, (D) an emulsifier, and (E) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst. The contained amount of the component (C) in the entire composition is 70 mass % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DOW TORAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Endo, Takatoshi Toyama, Tsugio Nozoe
  • Patent number: 11020946
    Abstract: A building board, particularly a gypsum board, can have a high fastener sealability if protected by the combination of thin layers of an extruded polymer film and a thermoplastic coating layer. The combination of extruded polymer film and thermoplastic coating layer is designed such that the gypsum board can also tolerate overdriven fasteners, thus exceeding the requirements of ASTM D1970-15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED GYPSUM, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Peet, Artemis Agelaridou-Twohig, Michael J. Lemberger, Todd P. DiNoia, Jean-Philippe Ndobo-Epoy
  • Patent number: 10950753
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for a vehicle includes a polymeric layer and a first conductive layer coupled to the polymeric layer. A first metallic foil defined a plurality of first foil apertures. A semiconductor layer includes a plurality of perovskites. A second conductive layer is coupled to the semiconductor layer. A second metallic foil defines a plurality of second foil apertures. The lighting assembly includes transparent overmold, extending through the plurality of first foil apertures, the first and second conductive layers, the semiconductor layer, and the plurality of second foil apertures to contact the polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Thorsten Warwel, Harry Lobo, David A. Brown
  • Patent number: 10882979
    Abstract: A golf ball includes a core and a cover. The core is formed of a material molded under heat from a rubber composition. The rubber composition includes components (A) through (C). The components (A) through (C) are (A) a base rubber, (B) an organic peroxide, and (C) a water providing agent. The water providing agent releases water at a vulcanization temperature at which the rubber composition is vulcanized. The dissociation rate of water of the water providing agent in the case of heating the water providing agent up to the vulcanization temperature of the rubber composition is 60% by mass or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Yamanaka, Daisuke Arai
  • Patent number: 10858512
    Abstract: A biodegradable textile yarn made from recycled materials is disclosed, comprising a biodegradable, recycled polyethylene terephthalate (bio-rPET) fiber blended with a recycled natural fiber. The bio-rPET fiber is made from a recycled PET (rPET) and a biodegradable PET additive to make the rPET biodegradable. The biodegradable PET additive is between 0.5 and 3 weight % of a total weight of the biodegradable PET fiber. The bio-rPET fiber is more than 1 weight % inclusive of a total weight of the biodegradable textile yarn. Further disclosed are a biodegradable textile made from the biodegradable textile yarn, and systems and methods for making the biodegradable textile yarn. Also disclosed are benefits of the new biodegradable textile yarns, and alternative embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Everywhere Apparel Inc.
    Inventor: Maxwell Citron
  • Patent number: 10851190
    Abstract: Mono- and multi-layer films comprising a polyethylene composition which comprises the reaction product of ethylene and optionally one or more alpha olefin comonomers in the presence of a catalyst composition comprising a multi-metallic procatalyst via a solution polymerization process in at least one reactor; wherein said polyethylene composition is characterized by one or more of the following properties: a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D 1238 (2.16 kg @ 190° C.), from 0.1 to 5 g/10 min; density, measured according to ASTM D-792, from 0.910 to 0.935 g/cc; melt flow ratio, I10/I2, wherein I10 is measured according to ASTM D1238 (10 kg @ 190° C.), from 6 to 7.4; and molecular weight distribution, (Mw/Mn) from 2.5 to 3.5 are provided. Also provided are articles made from the mono- and/or multi-layer films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Demirors, Teresa P. Karjala, Nilesh R. Savargaonkar, Rajen M. Patel, Sylvie Desjardins
  • Patent number: 10850454
    Abstract: Provided is a porous single resin fiber composite material comprising: a first fibrous particle; a second fibrous particle; and a binder for binding the first fibrous particle and the second fibrous particle, wherein the first fibrous particles and the second fibrous particles are bound by the binder so as to form a random network structure including pores, the first fibrous particle is a polyester-based fiber including a first polyester-based resin, the second fibrous particle is a polyester-based fiber including a second polyester-based resin, the binder includes a third polyester-based resin, the first fibrous particle has an elongation rate higher than that of the second fibrous particle, and the melting point of the second polyester-based resin is higher than the melting point of the third polyester-based resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: LG HAUSYS, LTD., ENVIONEER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Hyun Ahn, Kyung-Seok Han, Seong-Moon Jung
  • Patent number: 10844520
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a monofilament, a yarn, a tape, or a staple fiber, each having 1 to 12,000 Denier per filament, a draw ratio of 2.5:1 to 25:1, and made of a polypropylene composition of a melt blended admixture of about 93% by weight of polypropylene, about 5% by weight of a polypropylene/ethylene copolymer, and about 2 wt. % of an additive. Also, a process for preparing the monofilament, yarn, tape, or staple fiber is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NICOLON CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Michael Jones, Kevin Nelson King
  • Patent number: 10835249
    Abstract: A staple cartridge is disclosed. The staple cartridge can include a cartridge body, a plurality of staples, and an implantable layer. The implantable layer can include an inner portion, an outer portion positioned at least partially around the inner portion, and a plurality of passages formed through the outer portion toward the inner portion. The implantable layer can be porous. An implantable layer can include an outer portion including a plurality of fibers. A method of forming an implantable layer for use with a surgical stapler is also disclosed. The method can include forming at least one passage through an outer surface toward an inner portion of the implantable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Emily A. Schellin, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Trevor J. Barton, Michael J. Miller, Michael J. Vendely, Lauren S. Weaner, Christopher W. Widenhouse, Mark S. Zeiner, Christian T. Hansen, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10815149
    Abstract: Disclosed are hydrophobic finish compositions and cementitious articles made with the hydrophobic finish compositions. In some embodiments, the article is a waterproof gypsum panel surface reinforced with inorganic mineral fibers that face a flexible and hydrophobic cementitious finish possessing beneficial waterproofing properties. The waterproof gypsum panels of the invention have many uses, such as, tilebacker board in wet or dry areas of buildings, exterior weather barrier panel for use as exterior sheathing, and roof cover board having water durability and low surface absorption. The flexible and hydrophobic cementitious finish can include fly ash, film-forming polymer, silane compound (e.g., alkyl alkoxysilane), an extended flow time retention agent including either one or more carboxylic acids, salts of carboxylic acids, or mixtures thereof, and other optional additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Ashish Dubey, Yanfei Peng
  • Patent number: 10815580
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing three-dimensional (3D) reduced graphene oxide (RGO) foams embedded with water splitting nanocatalysts includes providing a first solution containing nickel (II) nitrate, a second solution containing iron (III) nitrate, and a graphene oxide (GO) aqueous suspension; mixing the GO aqueous suspension with the first solution and the second solution to form a GO-Ni—Fe mixture; adjusting a pH value of the GO-Ni—Fe mixture to be about 3.5; and performing hydrothermal reaction in the GO-Ni—Fe mixture to form RGO-Ni—Fe foams, wherein nanocatalysts containing Ni-Fi oxide particles are embedded in porous structures of the 3D RGO foams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Daoyuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10798474
    Abstract: The waterproof sound-transmissive cover is characterized by providing a frequency response curve with a difference between a maximum sound pressure level and a minimum sound pressure level of 13.0 dB or less in the range of frequencies from 3 kHz to 8 kHz, and an insertion loss at 1 kHz of less than 14.0 dB, and said cover comprising: a porous film having (1) a water pressure resistance measured according to JIS L1092 water penetration test method B (high pressure method) of 20 kPa or more, and air permeability measured according to JIS L1096 method A (Frazier type method) of 3.0 cc/cm2·sec or more, and (2) a tensile strength measured according to ASTM standards D412 of 5.5N or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kurihara, Ryan Kenaley, Nobuyuki Osugi, Takayuki Saeki, Ryosuke Nakamura, Takafumi Namba
  • Patent number: 10723048
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for a post process treatment of a plurality of individual expanded particles for manufacturing at least a part of a molded sporting good, in particular a midsole of a shoe. Furthermore, it is directed to a sporting good and a sports shoe. The method for a post process treatment of a plurality of individual expanded particles for manufacturing at least a part of a molded sporting good, in particular a midsole of a shoe, may include the steps of providing a plurality of expanded particles of a particle foam and controlling a heat treatment to increase the density of the individual expanded particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Giridharan Kirupanantham, Christopher Edward Holmes, Tru Huu Minh Le
  • Patent number: 10676488
    Abstract: A supramolecular metal-organic framework material is a reaction product of a copper compound, a trialkylamine represented by Chemical Formula 1, and benzene substituted with 3 or more carboxyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., University Oxford Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Jin-Chong Tan, Abhijeet K. Chaudhari
  • Patent number: 10654721
    Abstract: A graphene material has a specific form that has a high dispersibility and can maintain a high electric conductivity and ion conductivity when used as material for electrode manufacturing. A graphene dispersion liquid is provided including graphene dispersed in an organic solvent and meeting both 0.5 ?m?S?15 ?m and 1.0?D/S?3.0 wherein D is the median diameter (?m) of the graphene measured by the laser diffraction/scattering type particle size distribution measurement method and S is the average size (?m) in the planar direction of the graphene calculated from the arithmetic mean of the longest diameter and shortest diameter of the graphene observed by a laser microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Hirai, Eiichiro Tamaki, Manabu Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10639592
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a chitosan-graphene oxide membrane and process of making the same. The nanocomposite membrane can filter water and remove contaminants without fouling like other commercially-available polymer-based water filters. The membrane can be used as a flat sheet filter or can be engineered in a spiral filtration module. The membrane is scalable and tunable for many water contaminants including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, and other organic chemicals. The membrane uses chitosan, which is low-cost, renewable biopolymer typically considered to be a waste product and the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth, thus making the membrane an environmentally-friendly product choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Christopher S. Griggs, Jose A. Mattei-Sosa, Luke A. Gurtowski, Lauren F. Greenlee, Mojtaba Abolhassani
  • Patent number: 10512567
    Abstract: The present invention is a liquid absorbent sandwich web as can be used in absorbent products such as in disposable absorbent articles such as diapers, feminine hygiene articles or incontinence devices, and to the manufacturing of such webs. The liquid absorbent sandwich web provides high absorbent capacity without compromising softness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: GLATFELTER FALKENHAGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Ehmke, Henning Röttger, Reno Volkmer
  • Patent number: 10507607
    Abstract: A honeycomb core includes carbon fiber having four or more different fiber directions, and when a ribbon direction is set as an X axis direction, a cell width direction is set as a Y axis direction, and a direction that is orthogonal to the ribbon direction and the cell width direction is set as a Z axis direction. A condition in which angles formed by the X axis direction and the respective fiber directions of the carbon fiber are set at ?45 degrees, 0 degrees, 45 degrees, and 90 degrees is set as a reference condition. The respective fiber directions are rotated from the reference condition by a fixed rotation angle so that none of the fiber directions are parallel to the X axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushi Sekine, Masahiro Miyashita, Hiroki Kobayashi, Masami Kume, Saburo Murase, Shigeru Ariki, Kozo Hayata
  • Patent number: 10454115
    Abstract: Provided is a porous carbon material having carbon nano-rods on the surface thereof. The porous carbon material has an increased specific surface area and an increased electrochemically active area, and thus may be expected to provide improved performance, when used as an electrode for electrochemical reactions. In addition, the carbon nano-rods of the porous carbon material are formed through an etching process using a catalyst for etching formed on the carbon material, and thus the carbon material may have various functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Heung Yong Ha, Hyuck Lee, Jinyeon Hwang
  • Patent number: 10414659
    Abstract: A method of creating storing and using recycled graphene oxide materials to create highly resilient objects having desirable qualities of graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Victor F Medina, Jose Mattei-Sosa, Christopher S Griggs
  • Patent number: 10407907
    Abstract: Gypsum panels, sheathing systems, and methods of making and using the same are provided. A gypsum panel includes a gypsum core associated with a first fiberglass mat having a continuous barrier coating, the coating penetrating a portion of the first fiberglass mat opposite the gypsum core, wherein gypsum penetrates a remaining fibrous portion of the first fiberglass mat such that voids in the first fiberglass mat are substantially eliminated. A building sheathing system includes at least two gypsum panels and a seaming component to provide a seam at an interface between the gypsum panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventors: Vincent B. Thomas, Rochelle Bradford, Christopher J. Sanders, Yi-Hsien Harry Teng
  • Patent number: 10358766
    Abstract: Disclosed is a malodor control system that can include use of a malodor scavenger configured to sequester a malodor molecule to reduce and/or eliminate the noxious odor the malodor molecule generates. Some embodiments can include use of a substrate configured as a non-woven fabric sheet as a delivery system for the malodor scavenger. In some embodiments, the substrate includes a polymer complexed with active ingredient to lock the active ingredient in place at a surface of the substrate via a binder so that the active ingredient is present at a predetermined activity level. After interacting with malodor molecules, at least some of the active ingredient can migrate via passive diffusion to the substrate surface to maintain the predetermined activity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Scent2Market Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Semoff
  • Patent number: 10301727
    Abstract: The present invention discloses porous covalent organic frameworks (COF) supported noble metal-free nanoparticles which are useful as electrocatalysts for a water splitting system, and to the process for preparation of such electrocatalysts. The covalent organic frameworks (COF) supported noble metal-free nanoparticles have general formula (I): COF_AxBy(M)n??(Formula I) wherein COF is selected from a Tris (4-formylphenyl)amine terephthaldehyde polymer or a benzimidazole-phloroglucinol polymer; ‘A’ and ‘B’ each independently represent a transition metal selected from the group consisting of Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Zn, and mixtures thereof; or ‘A’ and ‘B’ together represent a transition metal selected from the group consisting of Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Zn, and mixtures thereof; ‘M’ represents hydroxide or a nitride ion; ‘x’ and ‘y’ represent the weight % of the metal loadings; or a ratio of x:y is between 0:1 and 1:0; and ‘n’ is an integer 1 or 2 or 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Vaidhyanathan Ramanathan, Dinesh Mullangi, Shyamapada Nandi
  • Patent number: 10297396
    Abstract: This present invention relates to a method of preparing graphene-based film, said method comprising: providing a first graphene-based film comprising sheets of graphene, graphene oxide, partially reduced graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, or a combination of two or more thereof, that are (i) arranged relative to each other in a substantially planar manner so as to form a layered structure, and (ii) at least partially separated by a liquid medium; exchanging said liquid medium with a packing density adjustment medium that comprises at least two components, wherein one of said components has a volatility greater than the other component; and removing at least some of the more volatile component from the first graphene-based film to produce a graphene-based film that has a different packing density of the graphene-based sheets relative to that of the first graphene-based film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Monash University
    Inventors: Dan Li, Xiaowei Yang
  • Patent number: 10246806
    Abstract: Provided herein is a new fire barrier nonwoven composed of flame retardant (FR) cellulosic fiber(s) and untreated cellulosic fiber(s) and optionally a binder fiber and methods of making the same, wherein the FR cellulosic fiber contains FR chemical(s) or FR compound(s) that have melting point or decomposition temperature at 400° C. (752° F.) or below. The FR performance of the new nonwoven provided herein is comparable to the conventional FR nonwoven (FR cellulosic fiber/binder fiber), but has advantages in cost effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TINTORIA PIANA US, INC.
    Inventors: Sang-hoon Lim, Andrea Piana
  • Patent number: 10233087
    Abstract: Disclosed here is a composition comprising at least one graphene aerogel comprising a three-dimensional structure of graphene sheets, wherein the graphene sheets are covalently interconnected, and wherein the graphene aerogel is highly crystalline. Also described is a method for making a graphene aerogel, comprising preparing a mixture comprising a graphene oxide suspension and at least one catalyst; curing the reaction mixture to produce a wet gel; drying the wet gel to produce a dry gel; and pyrolyzing the dry gel at a temperature of 1500-3500° C. to produce the graphene aerogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Marcus A. Worsley, Leta Woo, William Mickelson, Alex Zettl
  • Patent number: 10181707
    Abstract: Provided is a electroconductive resin body formed of fiber-reinforced resin including resin and a plurality of fiber strings formed of at least one selected from carbon fiber, high-strength fiber and glass fiber, the resin impregnating between the fiber strings, wherein the fiber strings are metal-plated. In the vehicle grounding structure, while the electroconductive resin body is used as a vehicle body, the minus terminals of vehicle-mounted devices VD and of a vehicle battery B are electrically connected to locations in the electroconductive resin body that have the metal-plated fiber strings arranged therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kondo, Satoru Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 10172941
    Abstract: A process for synthesis of silica coated graphene hybrid material comprising the steps of treating graphene oxide with ammonium ions to provide ammonium-activated graphene oxide; treating the ammonium-activated graphene oxide with a solution comprising silica precursors; and silane coupling agents that comprise functional groups, to provide self-assembly of silica nanoparticles on the surface of the ammonium-activated graphene oxide and covalent bonding between the nanoparticles and the surface to provide silica coated graphene oxide; and grafting of the functional groups on the surface of the silica coated graphene oxide to provide functionalized silica coated graphene oxide; and reducing the functionalized silica coated graphene oxide to provide functionalized silica coated graphene. Silica coated graphene hybrid material obtainable by this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHT SMART HIGH-TECH AB
    Inventor: Johan Liu
  • Patent number: 10132004
    Abstract: Provided is a waterproof sound-permitting sheet, including: a porous substrate having a plurality of pores; and a porous nanoweb, which is stacked on the porous substrate, has a plurality of pores, and is formed by electrospinning a polymer material to which a black or a different color pigment is added, thereby improving waterproofing performance and sound penetration performance by forming on a porous substrate, such as non-woven fabric, the porous web having the black or the different color by using the electrospinning method, and can shorten a production process by eliminating a pigment coating step by means of adding the pigment to the polymer material when manufacturing the porous nanoweb according to the electrospinning method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Hoon Lee, Jun Sik Hwang, Yong Sik Jung
  • Patent number: 10113254
    Abstract: A dispersible moist wipe generally comprises a nonwoven tissue web having regenerated fibers in an amount of about 10 to about 30 percent by weight and natural fibers in an amount of about 70 to about 90 percent by weight. The regenerated fibers and the natural fibers are hydroentangled such that the web has a geometric mean tensile strength of at least 250 grams per inch and a slosh-box break-up time of less than 155 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth John Zwick, Nathan John Vogel, Joseph Kenneth Baker
  • Patent number: 10052819
    Abstract: A method for creating a vacuum insulated panel including preforming a continuous insulation member having male and female engaging surfaces and providing a barrier film envelope having an opening. The insulation member is disposed within the barrier film envelope and a tooling fixture is pressed against the barrier film envelope to press the barrier film envelope against the male and female engaging surfaces to remove gas from between the barrier film envelope and the male and female engaging surfaces. Substantially all gas is removed from within the barrier film envelope so that the barrier film envelope substantially conforms to an exterior surface of the insulation member. The opening of the barrier film envelope is then hermetically sealed, wherein the barrier film envelope forms a continuous layer over the core insulation member to form a vacuum insulated panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Guolian Wu
  • Patent number: 10034073
    Abstract: An electronic device having a composite acoustic membrane to inhibit water ingress and to allow sound transmission, is disclosed. Embodiments include an electroacoustic transducer within an encased space of a casing, and a composite acoustic membrane between the electroacoustic transducer and an acoustic port in the casing. The acoustic membrane may include a nonporous region at least partly covering the acoustic port, and a porous region to vent the electroacoustic transducer volume to the encased space and/or to an environment surrounding the casing. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Evans, Jesse A. Lippert, Nikolas T. Vitt
  • Patent number: 9982110
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a water-absorbing resin crosslinking agent which is excellent in safety and which can effectively crosslink a water-absorbing resin at low temperatures to produce a water-absorbing agent having a high water absorption capacity. The present invention also aims to provide a water-absorbing agent produced by crosslinking a water-absorbing resin with the water-absorbing resin crosslinking agent, and a method for producing the water-absorbing agent. The present invention may include a water-absorbing resin crosslinking agent containing a halohydrin compound having one halohydrin group represented by the following formula (1) in its molecule: wherein A represents a single bond or an alkylene group; R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; and X represents a chlorine atom or a bromine atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Nagase ChemteX Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hosomi, Masato Fushiki, Toyohiro Nagano
  • Patent number: 9979047
    Abstract: An all-solid battery that includes a positive electrode layer, a negative electrode layer, and a solid electrolyte layer interposed between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer. At least one of the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer contains an electrode active material and a solid electrolyte, and a difference between a resistivity associated with ion migration and a resistivity associated with electron migration is 0 k?·cm or more and 100 k?·cm or less in the electrode layer containing the electrode active material and the solid electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadaaki Matsumura, Mika Tagami
  • Patent number: 9972448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a supercapacitor electrode material in which a transition metal oxide and a carbon-based material are combined, and particularly, to a supercapacitor electrode material which increases) the capacitance of a capacitor by increasing a specific surface area through the process of making pores of a transition metal oxide and then applying the transition metal oxide having the increased specific surface area, and to a method for manufacturing the supercapacitor electrode material. According to the present invention, the supercapacitor electrode material is manufactured by mixing and reacting a layered titanium oxide with a spherical titanium oxide to obtain a porous titanium oxide, and combining the porous titanium oxide with a carbon-based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Hee Lee, Hyun Cheol Lee, Sang Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 9950311
    Abstract: The present invention discloses magnetically recoverable, high surface area carbon-Fe3O4 nanocomposite prepared by thermolysis of metal organic framework useful for recovery of oil, dyes and pollutants. Also disclosed are methods of removing an oleophilic material from a solution by treating the solution with a carbon-Fe3O4 nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Abhik Banerjee, Satishchandra Balkrishna Ogale
  • Patent number: 9944556
    Abstract: DTPA-coated synthetic calcined gypsum is provided with alpha-like properties and obtained by spray-coating the synthetic caclined gypsum with DTPA. Cementitious compositions comprising DTPA-coated synthetic calcined gypsum and low water demand are provided as well. Methods for controlling an open time of a cementitious slurry by increasing or decreasing the amount of DTPA-coated synthetic calcined gypsum in the slurry are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis Mark Lettkeman, John Wesley Wilson, Mike L. Cloud, Brian K. Ball, Raymond A. Kaligian, Doug Blackburn
  • Patent number: 9914267
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intermediate material composed of an assembly of overlapping and interlaced tapes, characterized in that at least some of the tapes, preferably all of the tapes, known as veiled tapes, are composed of a series of reinforcing yarns or filaments that extend in a direction parallel to the length of the tape to form a unidirectional sheet that is associated on each of its faces with a nonwoven formed from thermoplastic fibers, said two nonwovens providing said veiled tape with cohesiveness because of their thermoplastic nature, to a production method using said material for producing composite parts, and to the composite parts obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hexcel Reinforcements
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Jean-Christophe Minni
  • Patent number: 9896574
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to multilayer thermoplastic films particularly suited for use in liners. The films contain organic fillers to produce opacity when stretched while maintaining an MD Tear Strength of at least 200 gm and a Dart Impact of at least 200 gm. Such performance can be maintained by selection and amounts of resins, organic fillers and processing conditions of the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ayush A. Bafna
  • Patent number: 9889579
    Abstract: Compositions for gypsum board are disclosed, comprising a mixture of a gypsum slurry and a pre-generated foam and a coalescing agent. The coalescing agent comprises one or more coalescing agents that are added to the composition singly, separately or in combination to change the size and distribution of the air bubbles in the foamed gypsum slurry. The resulting gypsum cores have increased nail pull resistance and an improved facer/gypsum core bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: National Gypsum Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Eli Stav, Karen Fey, Gopalakrishnan Sethuraman, Ma-Ikay Miatudila, Craig Robertson, Joseph Bailey
  • Patent number: 9862840
    Abstract: A conducting composition of the present invention includes a cellulose nanofiber and a fine particle. The conducting composition includes (A) a cellulose nanofiber, and (B) at least one type of an inorganic powder selected from graphene, graphene oxide, and derivatives thereof. A method for producing the conducting composition includes preparing a dispersion by adding water or a mixed solvent of water and a hydrophilic solvent to (A) a cellulose nanofiber and (B) at least one type of an inorganic powder selected from graphene, graphene oxide, and derivatives thereof, and removing the water or the mixed solvent of water and a hydrophilic solvent from the dispersion. Accordingly, the present invention provides a conducting composition that utilizes a cellulose nanofiber and an inorganic powder having the conductivity at a nano-scale size, can improve the conductivity, and further can have properties such as anisotropy and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: National University Corporation Nagoya University, Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeji Konagaya, Hitoshi Shibuya, Toshio Saruyama