Noninterengaged Fiber-containing Paper-free Web Or Sheet Which Is Not Of Specified Porosity Patents (Class 428/292.1)
  • Patent number: 11413788
    Abstract: Provided is an intermediate base material (incised prepreg) which has exceptional surface quality and mechanical properties when solidified and with which it is possible to obtain a fiber-reinforced plastic having excellent three-dimensional shape conformance properties. This incised prepreg has, in a prepreg that includes a resin and reinforcing fibers oriented in one direction, incisions substantially parallel to the orientation direction of the reinforcing fibers (the incisions substantially parallel to the orientation direction of the reinforcing fibers are referred to as parallel incisions) and incisions that cut across the reinforcing fibers (the incisions that cut across the reinforcing fibers are referred to as intersecting incisions).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Terumasa Tsuda, Kentaro Adachi, Yuzo Fujita, Takuya Karaki
  • Patent number: 11406730
    Abstract: Compositions-of-matter comprising a matrix made of one or more, preferably two or more elastic layers and one or more viscoelastic layer are disclosed. The compositions-of-matter are characterized by high water-impermeability and optionally by self-recovery. Processes of preparing the compositions-of-matter and uses thereof as tissue substitutes or for repairing damaged tissues are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NURAMI MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Nora Nseir Manassa, Amir Bahar
  • Patent number: 11407194
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a composite material that comprises carbon fiber or sheet made from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) or lignin being indicated for the manufacture of several articles such as high resistance pressure cylinder. Said material presents several advantages such as, for example, to provide improved screening to the articles that comprise it. The referred composite comprises: a first inner layer of polytetrafluorethylene, covered by a second layer of high-density polyethylene, adhered to a third layer of composite containing carbon fiber or sheet made from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) or lignin immersed in cured epoxy resin from a polymeric matrix and a hardener; and a fourth outer layer of composite, comprising aramid fiber impregnated with a dilating fluid and cured epoxy resin from a polymeric matrix and a hardener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: André Gustavo Ottoni Candido Filho, César Diógenes de Carvalho
  • Patent number: 11399918
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations an orthodontic apparatus includes a plurality of brackets, wherein each of the plurality of brackets includes a carbon-nanotube forest upon a carbon-nanotube bonding substrate that is adhered to a lingual bracket bonding surface, forming a plurality of carbon-nanotube bonding substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Nicholas Smith
  • Patent number: 11396172
    Abstract: A protective coating method of a material such as aromatic polyurethane substrates is effected through a process that promotes coating adhesion to the substrate while providing a wood-like aesthetic. Closed cells on the surface of the aromatic polyurethane are opened via sanding techniques to promote adhesion. Once a sufficient surface is achieved, the substrate is coated using spray techniques to protect the aromatic polyurethane from ultra-violet light exposure. The wood-like appearance is achieved through embossing a wood-grain on the deformable surface and subsequently filling the grain with a contrasting agent to highlight its appearance through a reverse-roll-coating technique. Abrasion properties are achieved through a final clear top coat that allows both the contrast agent and the top coat to fully cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: MOISTURESHIELD, INC.
    Inventors: Shae A. Brown, Eric McCann
  • Patent number: 11376801
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems are disclosed for making and applying composite material rework parts to rework composite substrates by partially forming a composite material rework part before staging the rework part onto the composite substrate. An approximate geometry is imparted to the partially formed rework part, with the final composite material rework part geometry imparted by the composite substrates requiring rework, as the rework part is finally shaped and cured in situ on the composite substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Justin H. Register, Andrew Staal, Gregory J. Smith
  • Patent number: 11360612
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive pattern having at least one unit conductive pattern forming one touch pixel according to an aspect of the present invention. The at least one unit conductive pattern includes a plurality of nanostructures each having opposite ends. A ratio of nanostructures, both opposite ends of which are in contact with edges of the at least one unit conductive pattern to all nanostructures included in the at least one unit conductive pattern is 70% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Hoon Song, Dong Ki Keum, Dae Chul Park, Sun Young Song, Hwansil Jang
  • Patent number: 11339536
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roll for use in a manufacture of a fibrous web, which comprises cellulosic fibers. The roll comprises a roll body with a cylindrical surface, and a roll cover, which is arranged to cover the cylindrical surface of the roll body. The cover has a functional layer, which has a polymer matrix and reinforcing material in the form of functional particles and/or functional fibers embedded in the polymer matrix. The functional particles and/or functional fibers has nanocellulose material. The invention relates also to the use of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Valmet Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jani Turunen, Marko Kovanen, Heikki Kettunen
  • Patent number: 11260620
    Abstract: Provided is a functional laminate including a porous intermediate layer having air permeability laminated between a porous surface layer and a resin foamed layer, the porous intermediate layer having an average void ratio smaller than that of the porous surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daiji Katsura
  • Patent number: 11260966
    Abstract: A composite structure may comprise a composite core comprising a composite material, and a heat resistant system coupled to the composite core comprising a binder and/or at least one of a heat dissipation material or a thermal barrier material. The heat dissipation material may comprise boron nitride, graphene, graphite, carbon fiber, carbon nanotubes, aluminum foil, and/or copper foil, and the thermal barrier material may comprise montmorillonite, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, silicate glass, mica powder or flake, aluminum oxide powder, titanium dioxide powder, and/or zirconium oxide powder. The binder may comprise at least one of polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl alcohol copolyacetate, polyacrylamide, polyethylene glycol, polyethylenimine, polyurethane, polyester, or latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Mark R. Gurvich, Paul Papas, Steven W. Gronda, Rony Giovanni Ganis
  • Patent number: 11242607
    Abstract: A metal material having thermodynamic anisotropy has an X-axis hardness of 160-180 HV, an X-axis hardness thermal expansion coefficient of 5×10-6-100×10-6 K?1; a Y-axis hardness of 160-180 HV, a Y-axis hardness thermal expansion coefficient of 5×10-6-100×10-6 K?1; and a Z-axis hardness of 180-250 HV, a Z-axis hardness thermal expansion coefficient of 50×10-6-1000×10-6 K?1. A method for preparing a metal material having thermodynamic anisotropy is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SUZHOU SHINHAO MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Yun Zhang, Jing Wang, Peipei Dong, Xingxing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11214025
    Abstract: A method for forming a composite component, comprising: locating a rigid composite element comprising a matrix interspersed with long fibre reinforcement in a mould that is shaped to define a cavity about the rigid element; loading a material comprising a matrix precursor interspersed with short fibre reinforcement into the cavity; and curing the matrix precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: McLaren Automotive Limited
    Inventors: Graham Meeks, Claudio Santoni
  • Patent number: 11214956
    Abstract: A water barrier system to protect a roof surface from environmental conditions is disclosed. In one embodiment, the water barrier system includes an underlayment layer and a liquid applied coating. In use, the underlayment is coupled to the roof surface. Thereafter, the liquid coating is applied to the underlayment to form a barrier layer. The underlayment may be manufactured from a porous material so that the liquid applied coating is at least partially absorbed by the porous underlayment. In this manner, direct application of the liquid coating to the roof surface is eliminated. In one embodiment, the underlayment may be provided with a load bearing component/layer and a coating absorbing component/layer. For flat roof applications, the load bearing component/layer may be provided with increased rigidity for dimensional and installation stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Adem Chich, Yan Zheng
  • Patent number: 11199004
    Abstract: An acoustic drop ceiling product, a dynamic acoustic drop ceiling system and related methods that include multiple differently shaped drop ceiling products that can be quickly and easily installed into a backer panel and ten onto construction drop ceiling hangers, to provide an aesthetically pleasing image, such as an undulating image, along with a reduction in unwanted noise or room acoustics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TURF DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Dustin Headley, Jason Gillette
  • Patent number: 11142645
    Abstract: A composite material is provided that includes a polymer matrix and fiber reinforcements within the polymer matrix, the fiber reinforcements including natural fibers having nanoparticles accumulated within a structure of the natural fibers. A method of forming the composite material is also provided that includes accumulating nanoparticles into the structure of the natural fibers to create accumulated natural fibers, drying the accumulated natural fibers, and mixing the accumulated natural fibers within the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Ellen Langhorst, Deborah Frances Mielewski, Alper Kiziltas
  • Patent number: 11118290
    Abstract: A water-dispersible nonwoven substrate includes a structured web of fibers. The structured web has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface has substantially filled protrusions extending outwardly from the first surface and connecting regions disposed between the protrusions. The average fiber densities of the protrusions and connecting regions are substantially the same, and the fibers are individualized plant-based fibers, reconstituted cellulosic fibers, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Alan E. Wright, Micheal S. Lerch, Joseph H. Miller, Dean J. Baumgartner, Greg Wendt, Daniel Sumnicht, Leonard E. Duello, David W. White, Tom J. Daul, Kip K. Decker, Samuel C. Baer
  • Patent number: 11104095
    Abstract: A creep resistant material comprises a core layer (12) of rigid polyurethane with a first tensile reinforcement layer (17) applied on one surface and a second tensile reinforcement layer (17) applied on the other opposed surface of the core layer, the entire respective first and second tensile reinforcement layers being in contact with the first and second surface of the core layer of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Balmoral Comtec Limited
    Inventors: Fraser Milne, Aneel Gill, Ewan George Lawrence Reid
  • Patent number: 11084268
    Abstract: A novel engineered wood product and method of making same that withstands the stresses, both natural and man-made, that cause warp, twist and bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Bryan Thompson
  • Patent number: 11072145
    Abstract: The present disclosure can provide an aerogel composite. The aerogel composite comprises at least one base layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, the base layer comprising a reinforced aerogel composition which comprises a reinforcement material and a monolithic aerogel framework, a first facing layer comprising a first facing material attached to the top surface of the base layer, and a second facing layer comprising a second facing material attached to the bottom surface of the base layer. At least a portion of the monolithic aerogel framework of the base layer extends into at least a portion of both the first facing layer and the second facing layer. The first facing material and the second facing material can each comprise or consist essentially of elastic fibers such as spandex, nylon, lycra, elastane, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mihalcik, Owen Evans, Nicholas Zafiropoulos, George Gould
  • Patent number: 11053168
    Abstract: A method of treating a carbon/carbon composite is provided. The method may include infiltrating a carbonized fibrous structure with hydrocarbon gas to form a densified fibrous structure. The method may include treating the densified fibrous structure with heat at a first temperature range from about 1600 to about 2400° C. to form a heat treated densified fibrous structure. The method may include infiltrating the heat treated densified fibrous structure with silicon to form a silicon carbide infiltrated fibrous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher T. Kirkpatrick, James Warren Rudolph
  • Patent number: 11046815
    Abstract: The present invention provides articles and methods related to insulation panels made from aerogels, and specifically polyimide based aerogels. Such insulation panels have a wide variety of applications, including specifically in aerospace applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Olga White, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Jimmy Lee Clark
  • Patent number: 11034103
    Abstract: A production method for fiber-reinforced plastic, includes: a step in which a material (A) including a prepreg base material is obtained, said prepreg base material having cuts therein and having a thermoplastic resin impregnated in reinforcing fibers arranged in parallel in one direction; a step in which a pressurizing device is used that applies a substantially uniform pressure in a direction (X) orthogonal to the travel direction of the material (A) and the material (A) is caused to travel in the one direction and is pressurized while being heated to a prescribed temperature (T), an angle (?) of ?20° to 20° being formed between the orthogonal direction (X) and a fiber axial direction (Y) for the reinforcing fibers of the prepreg base material; and a step in which the material (A) pressurized by the pressurizing device is cooled and the fiber-reinforced plastic is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Tomioka, Takeshi Ishikawa, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11013833
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to improved coatings and coating methods for medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: David Hasan
  • Patent number: 11014328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for adjusting the elasticity of a work material, to a workpiece produced by this method, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventor: Till-Falco Boese
  • Patent number: 11008428
    Abstract: Provided are an engineering plastic composite and a method for producing the same. The engineering plastic composite includes a carbon fiber having a surface modified by a hydrogen plasma and including a functional group and an engineering plastic. The carbon fiber is mixed with the engineering plastic to constitute a composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Dae-soon Lim, Eung-seok Lee, Choonghyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11009092
    Abstract: A friction material which comprises a fibrous base, a binder, a lubricating material, an organic filler, and an inorganic filler, the friction material having a copper element content of 0.5 wt % or less with respect to the whole friction material, wherein the lubricating material comprises graphite having an average particle diameter of 10.0 ?m or smaller and the inorganic filler includes barium sulfate, which comprises small-diameter barium sulfate having an average particle diameter of 1.5 ?m or smaller and a purity of 95.0% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shusuke Suzuki, Naoki Odani, Masaaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10967103
    Abstract: The invention relates to self-assembled organosilane coatings for resorbable medical implant devices. The coatings can be prepared from coating compositions containing organosilane and can be applied to metal or metal alloy substrates. Prior to applying the coatings, the surfaces of the substrates can be pretreated. The coatings can be functionalized with a binding compound that is coupled with an active component. The coatings can be selectively removed, e.g., patterned, to expose portions of the uncoated substrate. Selecting different patterns can provide the ability to regulate or control various properties, such as, corrosion and hydrogen generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Inventors: Elia Beniash, Avinash Jagannath Patil
  • Patent number: 10941074
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plaster-based composition comprising nanometric boehmite and/or nanometric aluminium trihydroxide, this composition making it possible to obtain products having better dimensional stability at high and in particular at very high temperature. The invention also relates to the method of obtaining the products, and the products produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Bouteiller, Sylvain Petigny, Yves Boussant-Roux
  • Patent number: 10821679
    Abstract: A conditioning doctor blade (11) for a fiber web machine contains a number of reinforcement fiber layers (24, 26) laminated on top of one another into an epoxy matrix (20), and silicon carbide particles (21), so that the reinforcement fiber layers (24, 26) have formed a fiber core (22) and surface fiber layers (23) on both sides of the fiber core (22). There is less epoxy matrix (20) in the fiber core (22) than in the surface fiber layers (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: VALMET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Håkan Hulden, Harri Ruotsalainen
  • Patent number: 10801140
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a fiber sheet includes a plurality of fibers. The plurality of fibers are in a closely-adhered state. All of the following (1) to (3) are satisfied, where F1 is a tensile strength in a first direction, and F2 is a tensile strength in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction: (1) F2>F1; (2) F1 is 1 MPa or more; and (3) F2/F1 is 2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoko Tokuno, Ikuo Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10774477
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method which enables sleepers to be produced for the railway track superstructure having optimised performance characteristics, in a reliable and cost-effective manner. The method according to the invention provides the following production steps: a) providing a mixture 10-60 % mass of which consists of a granulate of a plastic, which is deformable by applying heat, and the remainder of which consists of a sand having a bulk density of 1.4-2.0 g/cm3; b) heating the mixture to a temperature of 150-200° C.; c) pouring the mixture into a press mould reproducing the sleeper; d) pressing the mixture in the mould at a pressing pressure measured in the mixture of 1-5 MPa over a pressing period of up to 60 minutes; and e) removing the sleeper from the mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Vossloh-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Bösterling, Adrian Bednarczyk, Nicolas Schröder
  • Patent number: 10730271
    Abstract: Methods of making prepregs are described. The methods include the steps of forming a fiber-containing substrate, and contacting the fiber-containing substrate with a resin mixture. The resin mixture may include polymer particles mixed in a liquid medium, and the polymer particles may be coated on the fiber-containing substrate to form a coated substrate. The liquid medium may be removed from the coated substrate to form the prepreg. The prepregs may be used to make fiber-reinforced articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Jawed Asrar, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Asheber Yohannes
  • Patent number: 10724163
    Abstract: A fabric of nanofibers that includes an adhesive is described. The nanofibers can be twisted or both twisted and coiled prior to formation into a fabric. The adhesive can be selectively applied to or infiltrated within portions of the nanofibers comprising the nanofiber fabric. The adhesive enables connection of the nanofiber fabric to an underlying substrate, even in cases in which the underlying substrate has a three-dimensional topography, while the selective location of the adhesive on the fabric limits the contact area between the adhesive and the nanofibers of the nanofiber fabric. This limited contact area can help preserve the beneficial properties of the nanofibers (e.g., thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, infra-red (IR) radiation transparency) that otherwise might be degraded by the presence of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lintec of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcio D. Lima
  • Patent number: 10710292
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to produce a double-sided carpet type skin-equipped hollow molded article so as to prevent degradation of aesthetic appearance of the hollow molded article. The double-sided carpet type skin-equipped hollow molded article includes: a hollow molded article main body made of a thermoplastic and having a front surface wall and a back surface wall; and skins integrally bonded to the respective front and back surface walls. A first skin bonded to the front surface wall is a napped-type skin. A second skin bonded to the back surface wall is a skin having a thickness smaller than a thickness of the first skin. A wall surface to which the first skin is bonded protrudes outward more than a wall surface to which the second skin is bonded in a parting line of the hollow molded article main body. The first skin has a large thickness and is a napped-type skin. Therefore, obtained is an effect that a nap raised after deburring and cutting masks a cut portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yamasaki, Kazuhiko Saeki
  • Patent number: 10697094
    Abstract: A fiber structure includes a first fiber layer including first reinforcement fiber bundles extending in a first yarn main axis direction, a second fiber layer including second reinforcement fiber bundles extending in a second yarn main axis direction that is orthogonal to the first yarn main axis direction, and auxiliary yarns that join the first fiber layer with the second fiber layer in a stacking direction of the first fiber layer and the second fiber layer. At least either one of the first reinforcement fiber bundles and the second reinforcement fiber bundles each include a core yarn and a covering yarn spirally wound around the core yarn. A covering angle, which is an orientation angle of the covering yarn, corresponds to a direction that differs from the first yarn main axis direction and the second yarn main axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Ryuta Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10692621
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a method of interconnecting nanowires is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of nanowires, providing a plurality of nanoparticles, and fusing the plurality of nanoparticles to the plurality of nanowires to interconnect the plurality of nanowires to each other via the plurality of nanoparticles. According to further embodiments of the present invention, a nanowire network and a transparent conductive electrode are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Kuprion Inc.
    Inventors: Byung Hoon Lee, Chee Lip Gan, Yeng Ming Lam, Alfred A. Zinn
  • Patent number: 10682638
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include forming a catalytic nanoarchitecture. The method may include heating a non-catalytic metal compound within a specified temperature range and atmosphere in the presence of a catalytic metal. In some embodiments, heating the non-catalytic metal may include heating within a hydrogen-containing atmosphere. The method may include transforming a first architecture of the non-catalytic metal to a second architecture. The second architecture may include openings in the second architecture. The method may include incorporating the catalytic metal into the openings in the second architecture such that the catalytic metal is integrated into the second architecture. In some embodiments, the method may include increasing a catalytic activity of the catalytic metal by integrating the catalytic metal into the second architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Texas State University—San Marcos
    Inventors: Christopher P. Rhodes, Jose Fernando Godinez-Salomon
  • Patent number: 10682608
    Abstract: A catalyst includes: a base material; and a nanocrystalline metal oxide composite having a plurality of accumulated flake-like nanocrystalline pieces in a connected state on the surface of the base material, the flake-like nanocrystalline pieces containing a metal oxide to accumulate, wherein the nanocrystalline metal oxide composite is configured such that an end surface of at least one of the nanocrystalline pieces is connected; the nanocrystalline pieces include a plurality of stacked surfaces stacked in a direction in which a main surface becomes an uppermost stacked surface; and when metal atoms or oxygen atoms forming the metal oxide are regarded as main constituent atoms, a proportion by number of the main constituent atoms to the metal atoms and the oxygen atoms forming the metal oxide existing on each stacked surface is 80% or more, and the main constituent atoms have a specific crystal orientation which changes in each stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Tsuzuki, Kenji Iizuka, Mariko Wakae, Kazuhiko Kurusu
  • Patent number: 10655018
    Abstract: Disclosed are a silica sol composition including silica, an anionic dispersant, a cationic dispersant, an epoxy silane coupling agent, and an organic solvent, and a method for preparing the same. In the silica sol composition, a uniform surface modification of silica particles may be achieved by using an anionic dispersant and a cationic dispersant, and it is possible to effectively enhance the compatibility between a silica filler whose surface is modified with an epoxy group and a resin which is an underfill composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-Jung Choi, Seong-Kyun Kang, Hyeon Choi, Jong-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10629671
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor device structure comprises forming a mold template comprising trenches within a mold material. Structures are formed within the trenches of the mold template. A wet removal process is performed to remove the mold template, a liquid material of the wet removal process remaining at least in spaces between adjacent pairs of the structures following the wet removal process. A polymer material is formed at least in the spaces between the adjacent pairs of the structures. At least one dry removal process is performed to remove the polymer material from at least the spaces between the adjacent pairs of the structures. Additional methods of forming a semiconductor device structure, and methods of forming capacitor structures are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Techonology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, J. Neil Greeley
  • Patent number: 10612614
    Abstract: Provided is a friction material composition capable of giving friction materials which, although low in copper or copper-alloy content, have excellent fade resistance at high temperature and give a satisfactory pedal feeling during braking. The friction material composition has a binder, a fibrous base material, an inorganic filler, and an organic filler, and contains no copper or has a copper content of 0.5 mass or less. The inorganic filler contains two ?-alumina powders, i.e., a first ?-alumina powder, which has a median diameter (D50) of 0.8-60 ?m, and a second ?-alumina powder, which has a median diameter (D50) of 80-400 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shouqi Sun, Akihito Magara
  • Patent number: 10596125
    Abstract: A microdevice containing a plurality of nanowires on a biocompatible surface, and methods of making and using the same are provided. Aspects of the present disclosure include forming a plurality of microdevices on a substrate where each microdevice includes a plurality of nanowires. The nanowires may be loaded with an active agent by disposing the active agent onto the surface of the nanowires. Also provided herein are kits that include the subject microdevices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Tejal A. Desai, Hariharasudhan Chirra Dinakar, Cade B. Fox
  • Patent number: 10576695
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced plastic producing method capable of easily producing a fiber-reinforced plastic in which swelling and warpage are less likely to occur and of which excellent mechanical characteristics and isotropy are ensured, and a fiber-reinforced plastic in which swelling and warpage are suppressed from occurring. The fiber-reinforced plastic producing method has a step for obtaining a material (A) including a prepreg base material in which a region (B), where reinforcing fibers pulled and aligned in one direction are impregnated with a matrix resin and a plurality of cuts (b) are formed, and a region (C), where a plurality of cuts (c) are formed, are alternately formed in a direction orthogonal to a fiber axis of the reinforcing fiber, a step for hot-pressing the material (A) while moving the material (A) under specific conditions, and a step for cooling the pressed material (A) to obtain the fiber-reinforced plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Tomioka, Takeshi Ishikawa, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10557033
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a resin composition, comprising an epoxy resin, a high molecular weight polyetheramine and an amine-terminated acrylonitrile rubber. Various products can be made from the resin composition, such as prepregs, laminates, printed circuit boards or rigid-flex boards, in which one, multiple or all of the following properties can be met: low resin flow, low dust weight loss, high peel strength at room temperature and at high temperature, low moisture absorption rate, and better varnish stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ELITE MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shu-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 10538065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite product comprising a thermally modified solid wood component coated with a layer of a composite material which composite material comprises thermally modified cellulosic material and a polymer. The invention also relates to a process for producing said composite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Janne Pynnönen, Duncan Mayes
  • Patent number: 10535853
    Abstract: The disclosure describes compositions and methods for producing a change in the voltage at which hydrogen gas is produced in a lead acid battery. The compositions and methods relate to producing a concentration of one or more metal ions in the lead acid battery electrolyte. The compositions include glass based compositions that are included as part of various battery components, such as the battery separator, pasting paper, additives to battery paste, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: John Wertz, Christopher Campion, Yuri Vulfson, Rene Gargan, Nicolas Clement, Randall Keisler
  • Patent number: 10518484
    Abstract: A bonded structure includes a first fiber part (12) and a second fiber part (14) arranged between a first member (10) and a second member (20). The first fiber part (12) and the second fiber part (14) are bonded so as to connect the first member (10) and the second member (20) to each other. The first fiber part (12) and the second fiber part (14) are arranged so that the fibers constituting the first fiber part (12) and the second fiber part (14) are oriented in a direction from the first member (10) toward the second member (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Shu Minakuchi, Nobuo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10507455
    Abstract: A photocatalyst, represented by the following general formula (1): X(VO4)6(OH)2??General Formula (1) wherein X represents Za1Tib1 or Za2Tib2Agc2 (where Z is Ca or Sr; a1 is 7.0 to 9.5; b1 is 0.5 to 3.0; a2 is 7.0 to 9.5; b2 is 0.4 to 1.5; c2 is 0.1 to 2.0; a1+b1 is 9.0 to 10.0; and a2+b2+c2 is 9.0 to 10.0) in the general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Mineharu Tsukada, Florence Nawalage Cooray, Toshihisa Anazawa, Masato Wakamura
  • Patent number: 10493657
    Abstract: A sheet-like reinforcing fiber base material reduces waste in production of a fiber-reinforced resin molded product and has a small position shift of a reinforcing fiber base material for reinforcement, as well as a preform and a fiber-reinforced resin molded product. The sheet-like reinforcing fiber base material is configured to maintain a sheet-like form by arraying and arranging reinforcing fiber bundles such that longitudinal directions thereof are one identical direction and restraining positions of adjacent reinforcing fiber bundles with respect to each other. In the sheet-like reinforcing fiber base material, the placement amount of reinforcing fibers is partly increased, such that the placement weight of reinforcing fibers per unit area is non-uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Tsuji, Masayuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10493676
    Abstract: An arm rest frame (1) includes at least one frame component (7, 8, 9, 11). The at least one frame component (7, 8, 9, 11) is made from a organosheet. An arm rest and a method for producing an arm rest frame (1) are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING S.À R.L.
    Inventors: Jörg Jonas, Bernd Meier, Michal Martinka, Ronny Mueller, Lutz Wege