Web Or Sheet Containing Structurally Defined Element Or Component Patents (Class 428/221)
  • Patent number: 11111333
    Abstract: Curable epoxy resin compositions suitable for liquid resin infusion processes. In one embodiment, the resin composition contains (a) at least two polyepoxides, one of which is triglycidyl ether of tris(hydroxyphenyl)methane, (b) an aromatic amine curing agent, and (c) core-shell rubber particles. In another embodiment, the resin composition (a) at least two polyepoxides, one of which is diglycidyl ether of bis(hydroxyphenyl)fluorene, (b) an aromatic amine curing agent, and (c) core-shell rubber particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Meegan, Marco Aurilia
  • Patent number: 11098426
    Abstract: An airbag textile containing a woven textile having an inner side and an outer side, a primer layer on the outer side of the textile and a gas barrier layer on the primer layer. The primer layer contains a first thermoplastic polymer and has a surface roughness and a plurality of holes extending at least partially through the thickness of the primer layer. The gas barrier layer contains a second thermoplastic polymer and at least partially fills in the surface roughness and holes of the primer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Ramesh Keshavaraj
  • Patent number: 11065840
    Abstract: A structure for a turbine, the structure comprising a body having a multi-layer construction including an interior layer with substantially uniform concentrations throughout of facultative anaerobic organisms (FAO) that have gene sets capable of producing the enzyme urease and/or the proteins purloin, lustre A and perlustrin, along with glucose, and non-uniform concentrations throughout of a structural composition, the structural composition including a chitin-based component with silk fibronectin and water; an exterior layer of urea, water, calcium ions and facultative anaerobic organisms (FAOs) including urease, aragonite; and a binding layer of conchiolin protein intermediate the interior layer and the exterior layer. The facultative anaeorobic organisms (FAOs) are organisms classified in one of the Saccharomyces, Escherichia and Bacillus genuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BIOMERENEWABLES INC.
    Inventor: Ryan Church
  • Patent number: 10995427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of polysaccharide fibers having increased fibrillation tendency, which, as a fiber-forming substance, comprise a mixture of cellulose and ?(1?3)-glucan, as well as to the fibers made thereof and to their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NUTRITION & BIOSCIENCES USA 4, INC.
    Inventors: Franz Dürnberger, Sigrid Redlinger, Christoph Schrempf, Hartmut Rüf, Heinrich Firgo, Gert Kroner
  • Patent number: 10947647
    Abstract: A fabric laminate used as a reinforcing base material of a fiber-reinforced composite is constituted by laminating fabrics having warp yarns and weft yarns. Each warp yarn has a diameter-changing portion, in which the diameter of the yarn gradually changes in the yarn longitudinal direction in the vicinity of one end in the yarn longitudinal direction of the warp yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Genki Yoshikawa, Ryuta Kamiya, Shun Kuno
  • Patent number: 10927548
    Abstract: The fiber elements for soil stabilization include a combination of rigid and flexible fibers that are adapted to be added to soil in order to stabilize the soil to improve the geotechnical characteristics thereof. Each fiber element includes a rigid fiber having opposed first and second ends, at least the first end defining a first ring. A plurality of flexible fibers are attached to the first ring. When mixed with soil, the rigid fibers provide stiffness to the soil mass, and the flexible fibers provide deformability. For purposes of packaging, prior to addition to soil, the plurality of flexible fibers may be at least partially secured to one another by a water soluble material, such as a water soluble glue, water soluble thread or the like. A plurality of the fiber elements may be secured to one another by the water soluble material, forming a fiber module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Husain Abbas, Abdullah A. Almajed, Tarek H. Almusallam, Yousef A. Al-Salloum
  • Patent number: 10907284
    Abstract: A highly uniform nonwoven fabric has high air permeability while it has a small maximum pore diameter. The nonwoven fabric includes: ultra-fine fibers, wherein the ultra-fine fibers have an average fiber diameter of 0.80 ?m or less, the proportion of the number of the ultra-fine fibers having a fiber diameter of 2.00 ?m or more is 5.0% or less, and the nonwoven fabric has an apparent density of not less than 0.05 g/cm3 and not more than 0.15 g/cm3 and has a maximum pore diameter of 10.0 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Ito, Takaki Omasa, Shintaro Kataoka, Takehiko Hirabara
  • Patent number: 10899621
    Abstract: There is provided an industrially scalable system and method for preparing graphene oxide and thereafter reduced graphene oxide, with high yields (generally better than 98 percent), in which the yield and quality are maximized. In certain embodiments of the present method and process, the initial particle size of the graphite charge and the temperature profile are of greater importance to a successful outcome than the reactants themselves. It should be noted that unlike the previous Hummers methods and derivatives, secondary oxidizers and exfoliation agents such as nitric acid, sodium nitrate and similar intercalation agents are not necessary to achieve the desired result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NANO TREK HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony B. Taves
  • Patent number: 10882747
    Abstract: A high-strength network structured nano-carrier material and a preparation method and application thereof. A nano-cellulose solution and graphene are mixed and ultrasonication is performed in an ultrasonic pulverizer to obtain a nano-cellulose/graphene suspension. The suspension with a phenolic resin adhesive is mixed and stirred to obtain a nano-cellulose/graphene/phenolic resin suspension. The nano-cellulose/graphene/phenolic resin suspension is injected into a mold. The mold is placed in a freeze dryer for freezing and vacuum dried in two stages to obtain a nano-cellulose/graphene/phenolic resin aerogel. The aerogel is preheated and cured in a muffle furnace, then subjected to a high-temperature thermal decomposition treatment in a tube furnace to obtain a nano-carrier material having a high-strength network structure. The preparation method is simple and convenient, low in cost, environmentally friendly and green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yiqiang Wu, Zhen Zhang, Yan Qing, Qinglin Wu, Sha Luo, Cuihua Tian, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 10886162
    Abstract: A semiconductor-on-insulator substrate for use in RF applications, such as a silicon-on-insulator substrate, comprises a semiconductor top layer, a buried oxide layer and a passivation layer over a support substrate. In addition, a penetration layer is provided between the passivation layer and the silicon support substrate to ensure sufficient high resistivity below RF features and avoid increased migration of dislocations in the support substrate. RF devices may be fabricated on and/or in such a semiconductor-on-insulator substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Soitec
    Inventors: Arnaud Castex, Oleg Kononchuk
  • Patent number: 10822710
    Abstract: An aluminized metallic scaffold for high temperature applications comprises a porous non-refractory alloy structure including a network of interconnected pores extending therethrough. The porous non-refractory alloy structure comprises a transition metal phase and an aluminide phase, and portions of the porous non-refractory alloy structure between interconnected pores have a thickness no greater than about 500 nm. A method of making an aluminized metallic scaffold for high-temperature applications comprises introducing aluminum into a surface of a porous metallic structure at an elevated temperature. The porous metallic structure comprises a transition metal and has a network of interconnected pores extending therethrough, where portions of the porous metallic structure between interconnected pores have a thickness no greater than about 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
    Inventors: Paul V. Braun, Runyu Zhang, Jessica A. Krogstad, Jesse P. Angle, Pralav P. Shetty
  • Patent number: 10780411
    Abstract: A multi-channel direct-deposit assembly method is disclosed to high-throughput synthesize three-dimensional macroporous/mesoporous (3DMM) material array with precisely controlled composition, pore size, and pore structure. The macropore size of the synthesized 3DMM material is in the range of 50-1000 nm; the mesopore size of the synthesized 3DMM material is in the range of 1-50 nm. The surface area of the 3DMM material is in the range of 20-1000 m2/g. The 3DMM material array can be used for rapid synthesis, screening and manufacture of catalysts and nanosensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TAO TREASURES, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaonao Liu, Yifeng Shi
  • Patent number: 10777484
    Abstract: A heat sink plate having a structure in which two or more kinds of materials are laminated, includes: a core layer in the thickness direction of the heat sink plate; and cover layers covering a top surface and a bottom surface of the core layer; wherein the cover layers comprise a material containing copper, wherein the core layer is formed of a matrix having a first thermal expansion coefficient and a plurality of layers extending in parallel along the thickness direction of the core layer in a lattice form in the matrix, wherein the plurality of layers are made of an alloy having a second thermal expansion coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE GOODSYSTEM CORP.
    Inventors: Il-ho Kim, Meoung-whan Cho, Young-suk Kim
  • Patent number: 10772995
    Abstract: Fatty acid-derived biomaterials, methods of making the biomaterials, and methods of using them as drug delivery carriers are described. The fatty acid-derived biomaterials can be utilized alone or in combination with a medical device for the release and local delivery of one or more therapeutic agents. Methods of forming and tailoring the properties of said biomaterials and methods of using said biomaterials for treating injury in a mammal are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith M. Faucher, Hui Tang, Joseph Ferraro, Paul Martakos, Theodore Karwoski, Scott Corbeil
  • Patent number: 10716656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a resorbable multifilament comprising a number of individual resorbable filaments of a first type having a first degradation time and a number of individual resorbable filaments of a second type having a second degradation time, wherein the filaments of the first type and the filaments of the second type are arranged in close relationship to form a composite multifilament having a length and a specific composite cross-section comprising cross-sections of the individual filaments of the first type and second type, wherein the cross-sections of the individual filaments of the first and second type are located at determined relative positions, wherein the relative positions amongst the individual cross-sections of the filaments of the first and second types are invariant over the length of the composite multifilament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NOVUS SCIENTIFIC AB
    Inventor: Per Egnelöv
  • Patent number: 10682820
    Abstract: A fiber composite laminate having one or more fiber layers, comprising a first laminate region and a second laminate region. In the first laminate region, the fiber layers of the fiber composite laminate are impregnated with a thermoplastic elastomer material. In the second laminate region, fiber layers of a first lamina of the fiber composite laminate are impregnated with the thermoplastic elastomer matrix, and fiber layers of at least one second lamina of the fiber composite laminate that is positioned on top of the first lamina are impregnated with a thermosetting polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Christopher Buchmann, Christian Weimer, Christoph Meier, Jonas Gruenewald
  • Patent number: 10662561
    Abstract: A nanofiber nonwoven product is disclosed which comprises a polyamide with a relative viscosity from 2 to 330, spun into nanofibers with an average diameter of less than 1000 nanometers (1 micron). In general, the inventive products are prepared by: (a) providing a polyamide composition, wherein the polyamide has a relative viscosity from 2 to 330; (b) melt spinning the polyamide composition into a plurality of nanofibers having an average fiber diameter of less than 1 micron, followed by (c) forming the nanofibers into the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC
    Inventors: Wai-Shing Yung, Scott E. Osborn, Chris E. Schwier, Vikram Gopal, Albert Ortega
  • Patent number: 10655020
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides supercapacitors that may avoid the shortcomings of current energy storage technology. Provided herein are electrochemical systems, comprising three dimensional porous reduced graphene oxide film electrodes. Prototype supercapacitors disclosed herein may exhibit improved performance compared to commercial supercapacitors. Additionally, the present disclosure provides a simple, yet versatile technique for the fabrication of supercapacitors through the direct preparation of three dimensional porous reduced graphene oxide films by filtration and freeze casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Richard Barry Kaner, Yuanlong Shao
  • Patent number: 10647818
    Abstract: A method of producing a polyarylene sulfide (PAS) includes a preparation step of preparing a charged mixture containing an organic amide solvent, a sulfur source, water, and a dihalo aromatic compound; a first-stage polymerization step of performing a polymerization reaction on the charged mixture at a temperature of from 170 to 280° C. to produce a prepolymer having a conversion ratio of the dihalo aromatic compound of 50% or greater; and a second-stage polymerization step of continuing the polymerization reaction in a phase-separated state at a temperature of from 245 to 290° C. in a reaction system containing the prepolymer, and includes adding a polyfunctional compound to the reaction system in the phase-separated state. A PAS having a melt viscosity (310° C., shear rate: 1216 sec?1) of from 0.1 to 8000 Pa·s is produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Konno, Ken-Ichi Takaki, Yui Yoshida, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10634238
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a chain drive system that can reduce sliding resistance between a chain and a guide shoe, minimize increase of sliding resistance over time, and reduce production cost. Provided is a chain drive system 100 including a plurality of sprockets 101 and 102 over which a chain 130 passes over, and one or more guides 110 and 120 that guide the chain 130. The guides 110 and 120 include integral or separate guide shoes 111 and 121 each having a chain running surface. The chain running surfaces include, in part thereof, a lubricated area 114 where a solid lubricant P is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Masahiko Konno, Kaori Mori, Ryo Segawa
  • Patent number: 10626345
    Abstract: In a threaded joint for pipes constituted by a pin and a box, each having a contact surface comprising a threaded portion and an unthreaded metal contact portion, the contact surface of the pin has a solid corrosion protective, preferably transparent coating based on a UV-curable resin and the contact surface of the box has a solid lubricating coating having plastic or viscoplastic rheological behavior which is preferably formed by the hot melt technique from a composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer, a wax, a metal soap, a corrosion inhibitor, a water-insoluble liquid resin, and a solid lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, VALLOUREC MANNESMANN OIL & GAS FRANCE
    Inventors: Kunio Goto, Takayuki Kamimura, Masaru Takahashi, Keishi Matsumoto, Michihiko Iwamoto, Ryuichi Imai, Stephanie Rai
  • Patent number: 10619281
    Abstract: An airbag textile containing a woven textile having an inner side and an outer side, a primer layer on the outer side of the textile and a gas barrier layer on the primer layer. The primer layer contains a first thermoplastic polymer and has a surface roughness and a plurality of holes extending at least partially through the thickness of the primer layer. The gas barrier layer contains a second thermoplastic polymer and at least partially fills in the surface roughness and holes of the primer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Ramesh Keshavaraj
  • Patent number: 10611918
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides supercapacitors that may avoid the shortcomings of current energy storage technology. Provided herein are electrochemical systems, comprising three dimensional porous reduced graphene oxide film electrodes. Prototype supercapacitors disclosed herein may exhibit improved performance compared to commercial supercapacitors. Additionally, the present disclosure provides a simple, yet versatile technique for the fabrication of supercapacitors through the direct preparation of three dimensional porous reduced graphene oxide films by filtration and freeze casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Richard Barry Kaner, Yuanlong Shao
  • Patent number: 10604869
    Abstract: There is described a method for producing a synthetic yarn based on polyamide with high moisture regain capacity, comprising the steps of: reacting polyamide and polyetheramine having a molecular weight of at least 1500 to obtain a modified polyamide containing polyetheramine to increase the moisture regain of the polyamide; and generating a yarn from a molten mass of the modified polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GOLDEN LADY COMPANY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nerino Grassi, Mauro Zaltieri
  • Patent number: 10590280
    Abstract: A waterborne basecoat includes a rheology package having two or more rheology modifiers selected from the group of an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer wax emulsion, an alkali swellable acrylic copolymer emulsion, a silicate layered clay, and a hydrophobically modified ethylene oxide urethane; a resin system comprising two or more waterborne dispersion resins selected from the group of a urethane-acrylic hybrid resin dispersion having a medium Tg of about 15 to about 35° C., a urethane modified Aldehyde/ketone emulsion having a high Tg of more than about 100° C., and a polyurethane dispersion having a low Tg of less than about ?20° C., and a pigment. The pigment may be metallic or non-metallic and may be selected from organic or inorganic pigments. The rheology package and the resin package may be optimized to accommodate properties commonly associated with different types of known pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Abhijit J Suryawanshi, Ali Javadi, Swaroop Shendre, Kiran B Kashi, Joseph P Grill, Jr., Alexandra K. Sinclair, Colleen E Aitken, Prabhjot K. Sahota, Michael H. March
  • Patent number: 10544520
    Abstract: Provided is a multifunctional viscose fiber comprising viscose fibers, graphene and nanosilver, wherein the nanosilver is loaded on the graphene in situ. Provided is a method for preparing multifunctional viscose fibers including: a) dispersing graphene in an aqueous solution to obtain a graphene dispersion solution, b) dissolving a silver salt into the graphene dispersion solution, and adding a reducing agent to perform a reduction reaction to obtain a nanosilver-loaded graphene dispersion solution, and c) uniformly mixing the nanosilver-loaded graphene dispersion solution with a viscose solution, and performing spinning to obtain the multifunctional viscose fibers. Experimental results show that as compared to viscose fibers with no nanosilver-loaded graphene added, the multifunctional viscose fibers have a far infrared temperature increase performance increased by not less than 100%, an ultraviolet protecting coefficient increased by not less than 70%, and an antibacterial activity reaching 99.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: JINAN SHENGQUAN GROUP SHARE HOLDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yilin Tang, Jinzhu Zhang, Yingfu Zheng, Shuyun Zhang, Xiaomin Liu, Ripeng Xu
  • Patent number: 10479894
    Abstract: Provided are a compound, including metal atoms for forming metal nano particles through a simple process within a short time at a low production cost for commercial purposes, and a solution including the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10472273
    Abstract: A sensitized, photo-structurable glasses and methods for producing are provided. The glasses includes Si4+, one or more crystal-agonist, one or more crystal-antagonist, and one or more pair of nucleating agents. The glasses are sensitized in that the glass reacts more sensitive to irradiation with UV-light and can be crystallized easier and with higher aspect ratios than a non-sensitized glass with equal composition. Furthermore, the sensitized glasses of this invention have smaller crystal sizes after irradiation and tempering than a non-sensitized glass with equal composition. The invention also relates to a structured glass product. Such product can be obtained by submitting the crystallized glass product to a subsequent etching step. The structured product can be used in components or as component for the application fields micro-technology, micro-reaction-technology, electronic packaging, micro-fluidics, FED spacer, bio-technology, interposer, and/or three-dimensional structured antennae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Bianca Schreder, Marten Walther, Martin Feichtinger, Lothar Niessner, Carsten Renz, Sean Qian, Junming Xue
  • Patent number: 10413998
    Abstract: Additive manufacturing creates, repairs, or upgrades parts. Conventional manufacturing processes are used to prepare a body of the part and additive manufacturing processes are used to prepare intricate geometries of the part. A support structure is used to support the intricate features during the additive manufacturing processes. Particularly, laser sintering is used to create entire parts or to create a repaired or upgraded part by casting the body of the part and integrating the body with a build plate and using laser sintering to develop the intricate features necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry Marchione, Luis Vazquez
  • Patent number: 10377929
    Abstract: An epoxy adhesive that is adapted to enable spray delivery and seamless polymerization during epoxy resin vacuum infusion techniques is disclosed. The epoxy adhesive can include one or more epoxy resins and one or more solvents that are used to dissolve the one or more epoxy resins. An adduct, a tackifier, and fumed silica can also be added to the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Westech Aerosol Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Carnahan, Robert R. Yuodelis, James C. Manlove
  • Patent number: 10369767
    Abstract: A method for bonding composite structures which includes providing a first and second composite substrate and coupling a co-cure prepreg tape having chemically protected polymerizable functional groups onto a surface of both the first and second composite substrates. The first and second composite substrates are then cured to the co-cure prepreg tape at a first temperature to form a co-cure prepreg tape portion where the first and second composite substrates are fully cured and the co-cure prepreg tape is partially cured. The co-cure prepreg tape portion of the first composite substrate is then coupled to the co-cure prepreg tape portion of the second composite substrate and a deprotection initiator is applied to facilitate deprotection of the chemically protected polymerizable functional groups and cure the co-cure prepreg tape portion of the first and second composite substrates to form a single covalently bonded composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Frank L. Palmieri, John W. Connell, Christopher J. Wohl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10364358
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides supercapacitors that may avoid the shortcomings of current energy storage technology. Provided herein are electrochemical systems, comprising three dimensional porous reduced graphene oxide film electrodes. Prototype supercapacitors disclosed herein may exhibit improved performance compared to commercial supercapacitors. Additionally, the present disclosure provides a simple, yet versatile technique for the fabrication of supercapacitors through the direct preparation of three dimensional porous reduced graphene oxide films by filtration and freeze casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Richard Barry Kaner, Yuanlong Shao
  • Patent number: 10344176
    Abstract: Printable elastomer materials that are conductive or insulating and that may be printed in three dimensions (3D) for use in applications, including for example fabrication of actuators such as dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Robert Shepherd, Sanlin Robinson
  • Patent number: 10249905
    Abstract: An all-solid-state secondary battery, including: a solid electrolyte layer; a positive electrode layer including a positive electrode active material layer and a first current collector layer; a negative electrode layer including a second current collector layer, the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer sandwiching the solid electrolyte layer; and external electrodes connected respectively to the first current collector layer and the second current collector layer, wherein the positive electrode active material layer is formed of an olivine-type active material, wherein the solid electrolyte layer is formed of a phosphate having a NASICON-type structure, and wherein the solid electrolyte layer contains particulate precipitate having an olivine-type crystal structure that includes a same element as an element forming the positive electrode active material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daigo Ito, Masaki Mochigi, Masataka Tomita, Toshimasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10238554
    Abstract: An absorber includes a concave groove-shaped body fluid inflow portion along a longitudinal direction of an incontinence pad and over a range in the longitudinal direction including a body fluid discharge portion of a wearer, and a granular powder superabsorbent resin is arranged at least on a side edge portion of the absorber and over the range in the longitudinal direction including the body fluid inflow portion. Since the body fluid flowing into the body fluid inflow portion is diffused and is absorbed and held in the superabsorbent resin on the side edge portion of the absorber, it is possible to provide an adequate absorbed amount in the absorber despite the concave groove in the absorber. Even when the superabsorbent resin becomes swollen with absorbed body fluid, the body fluid inflow portion is not blocked, with the result that the absorption speed is not reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaori Umemoto
  • Patent number: 10214424
    Abstract: A material of porous graphene nanowires with a pore-rich structure is formed by synthesis of catalyst nanowires for porous graphene nanowires, chemical vapor deposition of a carbon source on the catalysts to grow graphene, removal of residual catalyst, and formation of the porous graphene nanowires. The porous graphene nanowires can be used as an electrochemical energy storage material, carriers of catalysts, a conductive material, an adsorption material, a desorption material, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HK GRAPHENE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jianguo Xu
  • Patent number: 10155858
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (A) a polyfunctional acrylate; (B) a fluoro-substituted compound having an aliphatic unsaturated bond; (C) an organopolysiloxane having at least one acrylate group; and (D) a reinforcing filler. A cured product formed by curing the curable composition is also disclosed. A method of forming the cured product comprises applying the curable composition on a substrate. The method further comprises curing the curable composition on the substrate so as to form the cured product on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Dorab E Bhagwagar, Jing Jiang, William J Schulz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10126074
    Abstract: The invention is related to a heat exchanger (1), which comprises: at least one column of parallel tubes (2) which are arranged in a stack and which define a longitudinal direction; a housing (3) inside which the tubes (2) are housed, the tubes (2) being separated from one another, so as to configure a channel for the passage of cooling fluid consisting of: passage sections (4) between tubes (2) that are contiguous in the direction of the stack; passage sections (5) between tubes and housing (3); and baffles (6, 7) that deflect the cooling fluid. According to the invention, the baffles are at least two lamellar bodies (6, 7) of a single piece arranged in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Termico, S.A.
    Inventors: Yolanda Bravo Rodriguez, Juan Carlos De Francisco Moreno, Fernando Puertolas Sanchez, Francisco Lopez Lazaro
  • Patent number: 10106923
    Abstract: Provided is an extra-fine fiber sheet including an extra-fine fiber assembly including extra-fine fibers having an average fiber diameter of 500 nm or smaller. The extra-fine fiber sheet includes an extra-fine fiber assembly. The assembly includes a solvent-spinnable polymer (A) having a weight average molecular weight of 5,000 to 100,000 as a main component and a polymer (B) having a weight average molecular weight equal to or more than 10 times as large as that of the polymer (A) as an accessory component; and the assembly includes constituent fibers having an average fiber diameter of 10 to 500 nm. The polymer (A) may be a non-conductive polymer, and the polymer (B) may be a thickening polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Hosoya, Tomohiro Hayakawa, Hiroyuki Kawai, Hideo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10071513
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for the preparation of a reinforced article which comprises the step of molding a molding composition comprising pellets into the article at an elevated temperature, wherein each of the pellets has an axial length and comprises a core and a sheath around the core, wherein the core comprises an impregnating agent and a multifilament strand comprising glass fibers each having a length substantially equal to the axial length of the pellet and substantially oriented in the axial length of the pellet, wherein the sheath comprises a thermoplastic polymer; and wherein the molding composition further comprises a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Gerard Jan Eduard Biemond, Carmela Tufano
  • Patent number: 10026624
    Abstract: A conductor of the invention is in a form of a conductive convex portion in a laminated wiring member and includes a conductive material and a liquid repellent, in which the conductive material is in a form of metal particles, the liquid repellent is a fluorine-containing compound adapted to form a self-assembled monomolecular film. The conductor has a surface energy in a range from more than 30 mN/m to 80 mN/m. The conductor of the invention is exemplified by the conductive convex portion in the laminated wiring member and functions as a VIA post in the laminated wiring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Kurihara
  • Patent number: 9963600
    Abstract: A hydrophobisation composition, which includes a hydrophobisation extract obtained by extracting outer bark of birch in an organic and/or polar solvent and which includes at least 30 weight-% betulinol. Also disclosed is a method for hydrophobisation of a surface, which includes steps of applying a layer of hydrophobisation composition containing betulinol on a surface of a substrate, and drying and heat-treating the layer of hydrophobisation composition. A substrate having a surface which is hydrophobised by using the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Oy Separation Research Ab
    Inventors: Thomas Holmbom, Bjarne Holmbom
  • Patent number: 9879925
    Abstract: To effectively dissipate heat discharged from various electronic or mechanical components, a high-performance ultra-thin heat dissipation sheet with high thermal conductivity and thermal emissivity by using a graphene/graphite nanoplate/carbon nanotube/nano-metal complex that forms a high-content 3D-structured complex that is stably dispersed, and a method of manufacturing the same, is provided. The method includes preparing a first heat dissipation film by sintering a composition for dissipating heat including a graphene/graphite nanoplate/carbon nanotube/nano-metal complex dispersion solution and a binder, and forming a second heat dissipation film on one surface or two opposite surfaces of the first heat dissipation film by using a graphene adhesive including the graphene/graphite nanoplate/carbon nanotube/nano-metal complex dispersion solution and an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: WORLDTUBE CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Young-Su Park
  • Patent number: 9827353
    Abstract: Fatty acid-derived biomaterials, methods of making the biomaterials, and methods of using them as drug delivery carriers are described. The fatty acid-derived biomaterials can be utilized alone or in combination with a medical device for the release and local delivery of one or more therapeutic agents. Methods of forming and tailoring the properties of said biomaterials and methods of using said biomaterials for treating injury in a mammal are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Atrium Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Keith M. Faucher, Hui Tang, Joseph Ferraro, Paul Martakos, Theodore Karwoski, Scott E. Corbeil
  • Patent number: 9802163
    Abstract: The disclosure provides composite membranes for use in water purification and filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Duke University
    Inventors: David Jassby, Mark Wiesner, Charles-Francois de Lannnoy
  • Patent number: 9796592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a material of porous graphene nanowires with a pore-rich structure, production methods and applications of the material of porous graphene nanowires. The method includes: synthesis of catalyst nanowires for porous graphene nanowires, chemical vapor deposition of a carbon source on the catalysts to grow graphene, removal of residual catalyst, and formation of the porous graphene nanowires. The porous graphene nanowires can be used as an electrochemical energy storage material, carriers of catalysts, a conductive material, an adsorption material, a desorption material, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HK GRAPHENE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jianguo Xu
  • Patent number: 9777151
    Abstract: A polymer resin composition capable of providing a synthetic resin showing physical properties of improved heat resistance or impact resistance is provided, in which the polymer resin composition includes a polyester tetrapolymer containing a residue of a dicarboxylic acid component containing terephthalic acid and a residue of a diol component containing dianhydrohexitol, and one or more terpolymers selected from the group consisting of an unsaturated nitrile-diene-based rubber-aromatic vinyl graft terpolymer, an alkyl methacrylate-diene-based rubber-aromatic vinyl graft terpolymer, and an alkyl methacrylate-silicone/alkyl acrylate graft terpolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SK CHEMICAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Dong-Cheol Sohn, Byung-Woo Ahn, Jong-Wook Shin, Jong-Ryang Kim
  • Patent number: 9757282
    Abstract: A dye free medical towel and a method of making thereof, comprising natural, dye free, cotton absorbent cloth material, the towel having a first reduced glare characteristic and reduced linting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: XingQuan (Peter) Ren, Jim O'Brian, Tom Pistella
  • Patent number: 9738536
    Abstract: An allotrope-specific reagent includes a hydride molecule in complex with a specified elemental allotrope. The elemental allotrope included in the complex substantially retains a specified allotropic structure of the bulk element. For example, the reagent can contain a specified allotrope of carbon, such as amorphous carbon, diamond, or graphite. The allotrope-specific reagent can be useful for the synthesis of allotropic nanoparticles. A method for synthesizing the allotrope-specific reagent includes a step of ball-milling a mixture that includes a bulk hydride molecule, such as lithium borohydride powder, and a powder of a specified elemental allotrope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Univeristy of Manitoba
    Inventors: Michael Paul Rowe, Elizabeth Marie Skoropata, Johan Alexander van Lierop
  • Patent number: 9738015
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for the preparation of a reinforced article which comprises the step of molding a molding composition comprising pellets into the article at an elevated temperature, wherein each of the pellets has an axial length and comprises a core and a sheath around the core, wherein the core comprises an impregnating agent and a multifilament strand comprising glass fibers each having a length substantially equal to the axial length of the pellet and substantially oriented in the axial length of the pellet, wherein the sheath comprises a thermoplastic polymer; and wherein the molding composition further comprises a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Gerard Jan Eduard Biemond, Carmela Tufano