Embodying Intertwined Or Helical Component(s) Patents (Class 428/222)
  • Patent number: 11047069
    Abstract: Cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant yarns including blends of technical fibers and mineral, inorganic, or ceramic fibers of substantially the same length as the technical fibers, and methods for manufacturing yarns, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Ansell Limited
    Inventor: Christian Dapsalmon
  • Patent number: 10590616
    Abstract: A method of fitting a protective barrier on a structure base. The method may include removing a first sidewall from a tire. A line may be cut spanning from an outer diameter of the sidewall to an inner diameter of the sidewall such that the sidewall includes sidewall ends and the sidewall is no longer a continuous loop. The sidewall ends may be bent away from each other to widen a gap between the sidewall ends. The sidewall may be placed around the structure base by moving the sidewall relative to the structure base such that the structure base passes through the gap and into an inner opening of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Jon Kodi
  • Patent number: 10551771
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic belt sustainably excellent in toner removal performance. The electrophotographic belt has an endless shape and has grooves on an outer surface thereof, each of the grooves extending in a circumferential direction and being in non-parallel with the circumferential direction, and the outer surface is composed only of a first region in which the number of the grooves in a direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction is “n” and a second region in which the number of the grooves in the direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction is larger than the “n”, the first region and the second region being arranged alternately in the circumferential direction, and the “n” being an integer of 1 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Kouichi Uchida, Koujirou Izumidate, Noriaki Egawa, Masatsugu Toyonori, Shuji Saito, Yasuhiro Matsuo, Takashi Endo, Kosuke Saito
  • Patent number: 10173924
    Abstract: The invention relates to glass strands and glass strand structures coated with an electrically conducting coating composition which comprises (as % by weight of solid matter): 6 to 50% of a film-forming agent, preferably 6 to 45%, 5 to 40% of at least one compound chosen from plasticizing agents, surface-active agents and/or dispersing agents, 20 to 75% of electrically conducting particles, 0 to 10% of a doping agent, 0 to 10% of a thickening agent, 0 to 15% of additives. The invention also relates to the electrically conducting coating composition used to coat the said strands and strand structures, to their process of manufacture and to the composite materials including these strands or strand structures. Application to the preparation of structures and composite materials which can be heated by the Joule effect or which can be used for electromagnetic shielding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Moireau, Claire Ceugniet
  • Patent number: 10072130
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced composite material which comprises carbon fibers and a resin, wherein the carbon fibers have crimps and have been entangled and the fiber volume content is 30 to 80%. The fiber-reinforced composite material combines quasi-isotropy with a high fiber volume content and has little unevenness in mechanical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Kentaro Kajiwara, Satoru Shimoyama, Tomoyuki Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 9994979
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cut and/or abrasion resistant garment that is lightweight, has improved comfort, flexibility and pliability, and is particularly suitable for use as hosiery products such as stockings, pantyhose and tights, or for protective coverings for the arms of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Nathaniel H. Kolmes, Fred Driver, Walter Schulein, Glenn M. Fisher, Dan E. Brittain
  • Patent number: 9763012
    Abstract: A method for forming a suspension element for an acoustic driver. The method includes placing an unimpregnated fabric formed from a monofilament polymer fiber in a mold, the monofilament fiber characterized by a softening point and a melting point; heating the mold and the unimpregnated fabric to a temperature greater than the softening point and less than the melting point; and cooling the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Marek Kawka, Yang Liu, Weidong Zhu
  • Patent number: 9279524
    Abstract: A pipe for drawing up cold water for a marine thermal energy plant is produced from a composite material including glass fiber reinforcements and a thermosetting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: DCNS
    Inventors: Virginie Lelarge, Daniel Bathany, Raymond Begoc
  • Patent number: 9155983
    Abstract: A method of making a shape memory structure includes, commingling elastic material with viscoelastic material, and forming a structure with the commingled materials. Altering a shape of the structure, altering an environment the structure is exposed to, to lock in the altered shape of the structure via hardening of the viscoelastic material until the structure is exposed to another environment that softens the viscoelastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Randall V. Guest, Michael H. Johnson, Kirk J. Huber
  • Patent number: 9044224
    Abstract: Barbed medical devices include a multifilament elongate body and a monofilament fragment. The multifilament elongate body has an outer surface. The monofilament fragment has a first portion positioned within the multifilament elongate body and at least a second portion which extends beyond the outer surface of the multifilament elongate body to form a barb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Paul Lauria
  • Publication number: 20150113912
    Abstract: A self-confining structural article includes a ceramic matrix with a reinforcement member disposed within the ceramic matrix. The reinforcement member is continuous, and has a mesh with holes not exceeding 4 mm in size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Hwai-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 8883306
    Abstract: A steel filament adapted for the reinforcement of elastomer or for thermoplastic products has a carbon content ranging up to 0.20 per cent by weight. The steel filament is provided with a coating promoting the adhesion with elastomer or thermoplastic products. The steel filament is drawn until a final diameter of less than 0.60 mm and a final tensile strength of more than 1200 MPa. Intermediate heat treatments are avoided so that the carbon footprint of the steel filament is substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventors: Javier Del Río Rodriguez, Dirk Meersschaut
  • Publication number: 20140308508
    Abstract: Packaging materials are provided which allow for products to be protected against external factors such as scratching, water, moisture, oil and dust during the transportation and storing processes. A double-lamination packaging material is disclosed which is non-composite, with a high resistance, made of a polypropylene braided woven fabric and a nonwoven material, is used in packaging products made of glass, iron-steel, metal and aluminum material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Yunus Aksoy
  • Patent number: 8859088
    Abstract: Preforms for open structured (lattice) composite tubular members manufactured from large (i.e. high filament count) prepreg yarns on a conventional maypole braiding machine, and subsequently cured to produce fiber reinforced composites of high strength and light weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Roy M. Broughton, Jr., David J. Branscomb, David G. Beale
  • Publication number: 20140255636
    Abstract: Disclosed are blended polymeric membranes that include at least a first polymer and a second polymer that is UV treated, wherein the first and second polymers are each selected from the group consisting of a polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM), a polyetherimide (PEI) polymer, a polyimide (PI) polymer, and a polyetherimide-siloxane (PEI-Si) polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ihab Nizar Odeh, Lei Shao
  • Publication number: 20140248448
    Abstract: Composite products and related methods are disclosed. In some examples, methods of filament winding composite components and products, such as a sleeve and/or a mandrel for use in down-hole applications, are disclosed. The winding of components can involve using a percentage of fiber roving strands that are blown during manufacture such that they have fiber loops that when wound as layers forms bridges across the discrete layers to enhance the inter-laminar strength of the composite product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: CCDI COMPOSITES, INC.
    Inventor: Rob Sjostedt
  • Publication number: 20140234603
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced plastic profile, in particular for an aircraft or spacecraft, including a stacked ply assembly including a plurality of stacked plies each comprising fiber material, the ply assembly having a profile cross section including at least one first section, at least one second section, and at least one splice section located between the at least one first section and the at least one second section. The splice section includes a first plurality of stacked plies having fibers of a first fiber material and a second plurality of stacked plies having fibers of a second fiber material. In the splice section, respective plies of the first plurality of stacked plies are intertwiningly abutted with respective plies of the second plurality of stacked plies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Sven Werner
  • Patent number: 8743017
    Abstract: A metamaterial that includes a metallic wire and a supporting member. The metallic wire has a length of substantially half the wavelength of electromagnetic waves, and is coiled in the shape of a spring. The supporting member fixes the metallic wire such that the central axis of the metallic wire is parallel in direction to an electric field generated between a signal line through which an electric current flows and a ground. The metallic wire placed in such manner resonates with electromagnetic waves having a wavelength approximately twice as long as the metallic wire, and exhibits a negative dielectric constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Toujo
  • Patent number: 8728596
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to packaging materials for packaging articles. The packaging materials may include a substratum with a printed pattern disposed thereon that provides a grass-like appearance, and/or the packaging materials may include a plurality of individual strips, strands, or units of material bondably connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8709562
    Abstract: Hybrid fiber constructions having reduced creep tendency. More particularly, twisted, low creep yarns formed by twisting together one or more high strength polyolefin fibers and one or more low creep reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy X. Nguyen, Lori L. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8696346
    Abstract: A counterband tape for use in the heat setting tunnel of a carpet yarn heat setting machine. The tape is constructed from polyphenylene sulfide yarns. The counterband tape may be formed as a single layer woven fabric with a twill weave construction. The tape also may include a herringbone pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Vinod Kumar Chahal
  • Publication number: 20140099498
    Abstract: A carbon composite component composed of a plastics-carbon-fibre composite material. The carbon composite component is made up of individual regions, in which at least one ply is composed, in at least a first region, of carbon fibres, and at least one additional region and/or the first region includes a ply which is composed of metal cords which are arranged spaced apart from one another and spatially oriented in at least one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Bernhard HOFER, Harald ZACHNEGGER
  • Publication number: 20140099515
    Abstract: A steel cord (20) comprises a plurality of steel filaments (22, 24) arranged in parallel to the longitudinal axis of the steel cord (20) without twisting. The steel cord (20) further comprises a wrapping filament (26) twisted around the steel cord (20). Each of said steel filaments (22, 24) is a flat wire having flat surfaces. The steel filament (24) near the center of the steel cord (20) has a bigger width than the steel filaments (22) further away from the center of the steel cord (20) such that the cross-section of said steel cord (20) approximates an oval shape with the bending stiffness around the shorter axis of the oval shape being greater than the bending stiffness around the longer axis. In a tire, the steel cord being used as a reinforcement, the longer axis being arranged perpendicular to the radial direction of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Pengfei Wang, Zhichao Cheng, Jiankao Chen, Yiwen Luo
  • Publication number: 20140087171
    Abstract: Certain embodiments here include compositions of matter and methods of manufacturing a ply composition, comprising a piece of fabric, wherein the fabric includes a plurality of plated tows, and eutectic alloy, wherein the plated tows are intertwined with the eutectic alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon P. KASL, Matthew W. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8647744
    Abstract: To provide a composite that can find application to various uses in a wide spectrum of fields, for example, sealing members, such as a joint sheet, a gasket and a packing, for use in junction portions, etc. of pipings of power plant and chemical plant, radiation sheets, electromagnetic wave shielding members, soundproof sheets, etc., and provide a process for producing the composite; a gasket or packing based on the composite and a clay dispersion liquid used for the composite. There is provided a composite composed mainly of graphite and clay and having the structure of graphite laminated with and/or impregnated with clay. The composite is produced by subjecting an exfoliated graphite sheet or film or a molding therefrom to coating with and/or immersion in a clay dispersion liquid with clay particles dispersed therein, or by laminating together of an exfoliated graphite sheet and/or film and a sheet and/or film composed mainly of clay. Further, a gasket or packing is produced by molding the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Takeo Ebina, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Fujio Mizukami, Nobuhiko Teshima, Katsuro Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20140004298
    Abstract: A load-pulling system includes a least one belt to which a tensile load is applied. The belt is formed of a matrix and a load-bearing fiber structure embedded in the matrix and having a plurality of fibers. The belt is guided around a least one deflection device in such a way that it forms a curved section in the region of the deflection device. A dimensioning of the belt and the applied tensile load are matched to each other in such a way that, in the curved section of the belt, a zero stress line of the belt is displaced radially inward in the direction of curvature with respect to a center line of the load-bearing fiber structure by an amount of at least 25% of the thickness of the load-bearing fiber structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SGL CARBON SE
  • Publication number: 20130323511
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is disclosed. The medical device includes a substrate and a polymer composition including ascorbic acid, the polymer composition disposed on at least a portion of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mbiya Kapiamba
  • Patent number: 8591952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coated, absorbent, freestanding assemblies comprising inorganic nanowires, articles of manufacture comprising the same, processes of producing the same and methods of use thereof. The assemblies of this invention are useful in various applications, including removal of organics or hydrophobic materials, and waterproofing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Francesco Stellacci, Jing Kong, Xiaogang (Bruno) Liu, Jikang Yuan
  • Patent number: 8586176
    Abstract: A plurality of reversible active composite materials are disclosed, including composites based on a shape memory alloy member (SMA) and a shape memory polymer member (SMP), as well as composites based on two different SMP members. Each different member (SMA or SMP) will be trained to remember a specific shape at a specific temperature. Where two different SMP members are employed, the members exhibit different glass transition temperatures. Such composite materials can be implemented in many form factors, including two generally planar members, a single generally planar SMP member with SMA fibers distributed throughout the SMP, and a SMA fiber/wire coated with a SMP coating. In particular, the SMA fiber/wire coated with a SMP layer can be used to form helical coils that can be used in paired hinges to achieve reversible bending of a structure into which such paired hinges are incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Minoro Taya, Yuanchang Liang
  • Patent number: 8580003
    Abstract: Provided is an exhaust gas purifying device structured such that a gas sensor or the like can be easily arranged while an installation length of gas purifying filters can be formed compact. The exhaust gas purifying device includes the gas purifying filters for purifying an exhaust gas discharged from an engine, inner cases internally provided with the gas purifying filters, and outer cases internally provided with the inner cases. Provided are sets of the gas purifying filters, the inner cases and the outer cases, and flange bodies connecting plural sets of outer cases are offset with respect to a connection boundary position of plural sets of gas purifying filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masataka Mitsuda
  • Publication number: 20130251973
    Abstract: A helical textile with a substantially uniform thickness has circumferential warp fibers defining a radial textile width from a textile inner diameter to a textile outer diameter. The circumferential warp fibers extend substantially in a first fiber direction. Weft fibers are inserted in a weft region between the textile inner diameter and the textile outer diameter extend substantially in a second fiber direction along a weft fiber axis. The weft fiber axis has a predefined angle with respect to a radial axis greater than zero degrees and less than ninety degrees. Knitted chain stitches secure the weft fibers to the circumferential warp fibers, where the knitted chain stitches are knitted across the weft region in a third fiber direction. The circumferential warp fibers and the weft fibers are non-interlaced, thereby forming a helical textile having a substantially uniform thickness from the textile inner diameter to the textile outer diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130251974
    Abstract: An elastic thread yarn comprising linen and/or ramié and/or hemp and an elastic thread, with a thread made of an elastomeric material, and a substantially inextensible yarn made of linen and/or ramié and/or hemp helically wound about the elastomeric core at a predetermined number of windings per length unit of elasticized yarn, wherein, for each metric count Nm, the number of windings substantially inextensible yarn of the elasticized yarn, is set between two values indicated by two curves (12, 13) which can be expressed according to exponential laws, for example, with the same exponent, i.e. according to equations of the form T=KN0, 327 where K is 20 and 50, respectively. In particular, an intermediate curve 11 is such that, by choosing for a given metric count a number of windings proximate to curve 11, this best feature balance is obtained. In an exemplary embodiment, the core comprises a bare elastic thread, i.e. an elastic thread that is not coated by other fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Paolo Benelli
  • Patent number: 8541090
    Abstract: A method is presented for making a composite material from strips comprising longitudinal fibers and a binder or resin, which material comprises a number of layer assemblies one on top of the other. Each layer assembly comprises m sets (with m at least 2) of parallel strips each extending in a different direction, Each layer assembly is manufactured by successive steps of depositing groups of parallel strips according to a well defined pattern (without longitudinally interweaving strips with previously deposited strips). Before completing a layer assembly, with the exception of the last layer assembly, by depositing its last group of parallel strips, the first group of parallel strips of the following layer assembly is already deposited. A composite material manufactured with such a method is presented too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Stichting National Lucht-En Ruimtevaart Laboratorium
    Inventors: Martin Herman Nagelsmit, Christos Kassapoglou, Hubertus Gerardus Stephanus Jozef Thuis, Zafer Gürdal, Willem Antonius Roy Wildvank
  • Publication number: 20130236677
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a detector is provided. The method includes using a removable double-faced adhesive film to bond a flat panel detector and a panel detector support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Liang Zhang, Hongye Zhang, Nicholas Konkle
  • Publication number: 20130183514
    Abstract: A fiber composite assembly and a process of fabricating a fiber composite assembly are disclosed. The fiber composite assembly includes a first composite layer having a first fiber and a second composite layer having a second layer. The first fiber includes a helical portion and the second fiber extends to within the helical portion of the first fiber. A process of fabricating a fiber composite assembly includes elongating a wound fiber preform to form a helical fiber or positioning the first fiber in the first composite layer and positioning the second fiber in the second composite layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Herbert Chidsey ROBERTS, III
  • Patent number: 8486517
    Abstract: A helical textile having a substantially uniform thickness from ID to OD having circumferential warp fibers; non-interlaced radially aligned weft fibers having fiber lengths that may vary with the textile diameter to maintain constant textile thickness, the warp fibers and weft fibers not interlaced together; and non-reinforcing binding yarns securing the warp fibers to the weft fibers, thereby forming a helical textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Crawford Textile Fabrications, LLC
    Inventor: James A. Crawford, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130174344
    Abstract: Components are disclosed that include a first layer and a second layer affixed to the first layer or an optional third layer. At least one of the first layer and the second layer includes a gel foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Steve Klancnik, Leona Wightman
  • Publication number: 20130175116
    Abstract: Transparent panel of acrylic glass (PMMA) having internal reinforcement elements for securing fragments of the acrylic glass formed upon an impact with a foreign body. The reinforcement elements are embedded interspersed within the panel and spaced apart in parallel longitudinally. The reinforcement elements include rigid cables and elastic cables. The rigid cables are formed of a metal having an ultimate tensile strength of at least 500 MPa. The elastic cables are formed of a metal having a percentage elongation (engineering strain at fracture) of at least 30%, preferably between 40% and 80%. The rigid cables and elastic cables may be separate and spaced apart from one another, or intertwined with each other. The panels may be used to form an acoustic barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Ehud Kedar, Joaquin Aliu Agullo, Mariona Mata Molinet
  • Publication number: 20130143019
    Abstract: Presently described are methods of making nonwoven webs, nonwoven web articles, assembled intermediate articles comprising such nonwoven webs in combination with another substrate, and articles comprising the nonwoven webs or intermediates. The method comprises providing a first thermoplastic nonwoven web comprising a plurality of coiled filaments wherein the coiled filaments have an average diameter of at least 50 microns and are interengaged with intermittent bonds, and stretching the web. The thermoplastic nonwoven web comprises a plurality of stretched coiled filaments having an average diameter of at least 50 microns interengaged with intermittent bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Leigh E. Wood, Lori-Ann S. Prioleau, Thomas R. LaLiberte
  • Publication number: 20130108856
    Abstract: The present invention provides an artificial microstructure employed in an artificial electromagnetic material. The artificial microstructure includes a first segment, a second segment, and a third segment. The first segment is parallel to the second segment, and the third segment is connected between the first segment and the second segment. The artificial electromagnetic material has a special electromagnetic effect. The artificial electromagnetic material can be applied to various electromagnetic application systems instead of the typical electromagnetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Ruopeng Liu, Jinjin Wang, Zhiya Zhao, Lin Luan, Chaofeng Kou, Xin Xie, Guo Zhong, Jincai Ye
  • Publication number: 20120321832
    Abstract: An extruded oriented thermo-plastic polymeric element for industrial textiles, and textiles comprising polymeric elements. The polymeric elements are constructed of a material selected from yarn material, fiber material and film, and comprise a thermoplastic polymer, and at least one dry lubricant, selected from molybdenum disulphide, tungsten disulphide, boron nitride, and a soft metal, the dry lubricant comprising particulate matter having an average particle size between about 0.05? and about 100?, and present in the polymeric element in an amount from between about 0.1% and about 10% parts by weight, based on a total weight of the polymeric element. The polymeric elements can be used as yarns in woven and non woven textiles, and as seaming elements. The polymeric elements provide increased abrasion resistance in industrial textiles, and reduced co-efficient of friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Makepeace
  • Publication number: 20120308805
    Abstract: A support construction and a method of creating a support construction in a volume generated by solid freeform fabrication, where the support construction includes layers of supporting materials, such layers comprising a continuous strip of material within such volume such that when the strip is lifted or pulled, the layers of supporting materials including the strip are removed together from the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Nadav SELLA
  • Publication number: 20120301701
    Abstract: A three-dimensional netted structure having an upper surface, a lower surface, two side surfaces a left end surface, and a right end surface, including at least a plurality of filaments helically and randomly entangled and thermally bonded together, wherein the filaments are formed out of a thermoplastic resin by extrusion molding followed by cooling with a liquid; and the netted structure is four-surface molded, the upper surface, the lower surface and the two side surfaces being molded. An apparatus and a method for manufacturing the three-dimensional netted structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: C-ENG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki TAKAOKA
  • Publication number: 20120263600
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a work piece by Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Moulding is includes the steps of placing fibre rovings in a mould of a closed mould system which comprises a mould cavity, placing at least one resin distribution device between the fibre rovings, and applying vacuum to the closed mould system and injecting resin into the mould cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Erik Grove-Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20120251812
    Abstract: A method for forming a suspension element for an acoustic driver. The method includes placing an unimpregnated fabric formed from a monofilament polymer fiber in a mold, the monofilament fiber characterized by a softening point and a melting point; heating the mold and the unimpregnated fabric to a temperature greater than the softening point and less than the melting point; and cooling the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Marek Kawka, Yang Liu, Weidong Zhu
  • Patent number: 8277210
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a three-dimensional netted structure, the three-dimensional netted structure including a plurality of filaments of resin, the filaments being helically and randomly entangled and thermally bonded together, the apparatus including: an extrusion molding machine including a plurality of dies each having a mouthpiece with a plurality of holes; a pair of endless conveyors provided with endless members; a motor adapted to drive the endless members; and a tank adapted to partly submerge the endless conveyors therein. A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional netted structure using the apparatus by extruding molten filaments of a thermoplastic resin downward from the dies via the mouthpiece, helically entangling the molten filaments by entangling actions of the endless members, and cooling the entangled filaments in a liquid in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: C-Eng Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Takaoka
  • Publication number: 20120231252
    Abstract: The present invention is a composite material comprising an organic filament having a melting point of 200° C. or higher and a thermoplastic resin, characterized in that the organic filament is in the form of a twisted yarn cord or a woven or knitted fabric composed of twisted yarn cord. The composite material of the present invention is excellent in impact strength and can be used as a core material also in a sandwich material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Motoomi Arakawa, Jirou Sadanobu
  • Publication number: 20120231290
    Abstract: Nanoporous polystyrene matrix can be fabricated from the self-assembly of degradable block copolymer, polystyrene-b-poly(L-lactide) (PS-PLLA), followed by the hydrolysis of PLLA blocks. Metal is deposited in nanopores of the PS matrix using the nanoporous PS as a template via electroless plating. After subsequent UV degradation of the PS matrix, metal in the nanopores remains, yielding a metal nanostructure. The metal nanostructure may be a gyroid nanostructure, helical nanostructure or columnar nanastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Rong-Ming Ho, Han-Yu Hsueh
  • Publication number: 20120231230
    Abstract: Adhesive tape consisting of a carrier having a top face and a bottom face, an adhesive layer and a liner, the carrier having a width BT based on the transverse direction, and also of an adhesive layer applied on the bottom face of the carrier, characterized in that applied on the open side of the adhesive layer is a sheetlike liner having a transverse-direction-based width BA, which is greater than or equal to the width BT, the liner having an offset relative to the carrier in transverse direction, with a width BVS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: TESA SE
    Inventors: Michael Siebert, Andreas Wahlers-Schmidlin
  • Publication number: 20120225275
    Abstract: Fabric material has nonconductive core yarn, and conductive sheath yarn arranged in a spiral pattern around the core yarn. The sheath yarn includes conductive first yarn, and second yarn. At least five strands of the first yarn are arranged close-packed together while being twisted around the second yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Yoshiteru HONMA, Hideaki KUNISADA, Fumitoshi AKAIKE