Noninterengaged Fiber-containing Paper-free Web Or Sheet Which Is Not Of Specified Porosity Patents (Class 428/292.1)
  • Patent number: 10406750
    Abstract: A 3D printing system configured to embed and orient reinforcing fibers in a printable matrix material in at least three directions, wherein at least one of the directions is non-parallel with a plane defined by two other of the directions. The 3D printing system may be configured to deposit a layer of printable non-metallic material along a printing path on a contoured printing surface to form a 3D printed article. The system can carry out a method of 3D printing a fiber-reinforced article that includes the steps of: depositing a plurality of layers of printable matrix material one over another to define a three-dimensional shape of the article; and embedding a reinforcing fiber in the printable matrix material during the step of depositing, with the reinforcing fiber extending into more than one of the plurality of material layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Kira Barton, Sunil Kapila, Lai Yu Leo Tse
  • Patent number: 10400446
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a transparent, noncombustible sheet having excellent transparency but minimized blurring and color bleeding. The means for addressing the problem is a transparent noncombustible sheet including a glass fiber fabric and a cured resin composition layer impregnated into the glass fiber fabric; wherein, the cured resin composition layer is formed by curing a resin composition including a curable resin and a bifunctional (meth)acrylate, total light transmittance of the transparent noncombustible sheet being no less than 80%, and haze of the transparent noncombustible sheet being no more than 30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: UNITIKA LTD.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Takeuchi, Hitoshi Kourogi, Yuki Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10384420
    Abstract: A heat-insulation material, includes: a first substrate layer that includes an aerogel and first fibers; and a second substrate layer that is layered on the first substrate layer and that includes an aerogel and second fibers, wherein a volume density of the aerogel in the first substrate layer is larger than a volume density of the aerogel in the second substrate layer, and an amount of the aerogel that is present around a first surface of the second substrate layer inside the second substrate layer, not adjacent to the first substrate layer, is smaller than an amount of the aerogel that is present around a second surface (inside the second substrate layer adjacent to the first substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Hisatake, Shinji Okada, Shigeaki Sakatani
  • Patent number: 10370215
    Abstract: A nip roller includes a core material having a surface coated with rubber. The nip roller having a support length L1 of 5 m or longer. The rubber surface has a hardness H (deg) equal to or lower than 65 deg as measured by a JIS K6253 Type A durometer (A type). Mass W (kg) of the nip roller and second moment of area I1 (m4) and the Young's modulus E1 (Pa) of the core material satisfy E1I1/W?80000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Ichinomiya, Nobuhiro Naito, Naohiro Takashima, Jeffrey Stephen L'Heureux
  • Patent number: 10364700
    Abstract: A method for forming a composite part of a gas turbine engine. The method includes assembling the composite part of a first composite material and a second composite material. The second composite material defines an outer surface of the composite part, and is selected to be curable at a cure temperature generated by heat from operation of the engine. The first composite material is selected to have an operating temperature limit less than the cure temperature. The method includes placing the composite part within the engine so that, in use, the second composite material is cured by exposure to the heat generated from operation of the engine. The second composite material thermally shields the first composite material from the heat generated from operation of the engine. The method includes operating the engine to cure the second composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Bryan W. Olver, Stephen Caulfeild
  • Patent number: 10351632
    Abstract: There is provided a use of a material comprising fibers as an oxygen barrier, wherein the fibers comprise native cellulose and dialcohol cellulose. There is also provided a material comprising fibers and having a density of at least 1200 kg/m3, wherein the fibers comprise native cellulose and dialcohol cellulose and the oxygen permeability of the material according to ASTM D3985 is below 30 ml·?m/(m2·kPa·24 h) at 23° C. and 80% relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BillerudKorsnas AB
    Inventors: Per Larsson, Lars Wagberg
  • Patent number: 10344431
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security sheet or document having enhanced watermark(s). In one exemplary embodiment, the inventive security sheet or document is a single-ply paper that is made up of a paper layer including one or more watermarks, and a micro-optic security device (e.g., a patch or thread) that at least partially covers an upper or face portion of the watermark(s). The overlying patch or thread increases the durability of the watermark(s), thereby allowing for the watermark(s) as well as reduced fiber density areas therein to be made larger, and for the reduced fiber density areas to be made thinner. In a preferred embodiment, the micro-optic security device projects synthetic image(s) that coordinate or link in with the watermark design(s). In a more preferred embodiment, the micro-optic security device offers a machine detectable/readable feature in the form of enhanced IR-brightness, especially when measured in transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Crane & Co., Inc., Crane Security Technologies, Inc., Crane AB
    Inventors: William Blake, Jeffrey Boody, Kraig M. Brigham, James Callahan, Paul F. Cote, Michael Darroch, Manish Jain, Karin Mörck Hamilton, Giles D. Prett
  • Patent number: 10301769
    Abstract: An axially stretchable fiber-reinforced composite material, comprising an elastically deformable matrix having a low modulus of elasticity, and a fabric core encapsulated by the matrix. The core comprises first fibers interlaced with second fibers, with the first fibers being in a non-parallel orientation relative to the material's longitudinal axis, and the second fibers are non-parallel relative to the first fibers when the composite material is in a retracted position. The composite material is stretchable between the retracted and extended positions. The fibers have a high modulus of elasticity. The composite material has a non-linear modulus relative to elongation of the composite material between the retraced and extended positions. Movement of the material toward the extended position causes the first and second fibers to rotate relative to each other and in a direction toward alignment with the longitudinal axis, and the matrix material biases the composite material toward the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Carbitex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lynn Simmons, Tyler Andre Kafentzis, Junus Ali Khan
  • Patent number: 10301470
    Abstract: Bio-based and biodegradable polymer of the type used in the manufacture of films and injected or molded products, for example, for applications of containers, bags, healthcare products and films for agriculture or other applications in which the biodegrading characteristic is of interest, has a biodegradable polymer, thermoplastic starch in the co-continuous or continuous phase and at least one polymer that comes from a stable dispersion of the polymer in water or latex. This increases the thermoplastic starch content and thus decreases the biodegradable polymer and obtains films of a greater width by blow extrusion, with similar tensile properties. This provides the added advantage of a lower cost in raw materials, less impact on the environment and greater production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIEDAD ANONIMA MINERA CATALANO ARAGONESA
    Inventors: Miguel Ángel Caballero López, María José Alfonso Alegre, Patricia Zagalaz Lasierra, Begoña Albors Ramos, Maria Consuelo Escrig Rondan
  • Patent number: 10295108
    Abstract: Disclosed and claimed herein are hybrid silica aerogels containing non-polymeric, functional organic materials covalently bonded at one or both ends to the silica network of the aerogels through a C—Si bond between a carbon atom of the organic material and a silicon atom of the aerogel network. Methods of their preparation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell E Rhine, Decio Coutinho, Kiranmayi Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10265934
    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: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Jawed Asrar, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Asheber Yohannes
  • Patent number: 10253167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparing method of a polyolefin resin mono chip including: forming a thermoplastic resin composite by impregnating a fiber reinforcing agent having a length of 5 mm to 20 mm into a molten mixture including a propylene homopolymer of which a molecular weight distribution Is 3 to 6, and a colorant, wherein a cooling speed at room temperature of the thermoplastic resin composite is 19° C./min or more. In addition, the present invention relates to a polyolefin resin mono chip including: a thermoplastic resin composite including a polymer substrate including a propylene homopolymer of which a molecular weight distribution is 3 to 6, and a colorant; and a fiber reinforcing agent having a length of 5 mm to 20 mm and impregnated into the polymer substrate, wherein an impact strength measured according to ASTM D256 is 200 J/m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LOTTE CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eun Hwa Jang, Seong-Min Cho, Young-Bum Kim, Byeong Kyu Moon
  • Patent number: 10239989
    Abstract: A curable composition that can be cured at low temperature in a short time regardless of the type of epoxy compound that is mixed therewith, and has a long pot life; an adhesive comprising said curable composition; a method for producing a fiber-reinforced composite material that uses the curable composition; and a fiber-reinforced composite material containing a matrix comprising the curable composition. A curing agent mixture composition that can be cured at low temperature and in a short time, and provides the curable composition with a long pot life. An epoxy compound (A) and an imidazole compound (B) are blended in with the curable composition. In addition, the imidazole compound (B) and at least one type of crosslinking agent (C) are blended in with the curing agent mixture composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiro Noda, Hiroki Chisaka, Yoshinori Tadokoro, Dai Shiota
  • Patent number: 10233073
    Abstract: A three-dimensional striped structure is provided which is formed by bonding continuous filaments in random in loops, has a longitudinal direction corresponding to an extruding direction, a lateral direction and a thickness direction perpendicular to the extruding direction, and is comprised of a polyethylene thermoplastic resin, a polyester thermoplastic elastomer or a mixture of a polyethylene thermoplastic resin and a polyethylene thermoplastic elastomer. The three dimensional striped structure has an impact resilience of not lower than 13 cm, a hysteresis loss of not higher than 34% and not lower than 13%, and a thermal expansion rate of 0 to 8% in the longitudinal direction before and after a hot-air drying test, and does not shrink during high-temperature sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: C-ENG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Takaoka
  • Patent number: 10195158
    Abstract: Biocompatible and biodegradable nanofibers are provided. The biocompatible and biodegradable nanofibers include an oil based polyesteramide, a protein/polysaccharide, and a pharmaceutical drug useful for wound healing and biomedical applications thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventor: Rathna Venkata Naga Gundloori
  • Patent number: 10189056
    Abstract: The planar cleaning pad for cleaning the screen of a smart phone or other similar electronic device includes a first surface, an opposed second surface and a periphery encircling the edges of the surfaces. The first surface is made from a microfiber fabric capable of cleaning the screen and the second surface includes a silicone capable of attaching to the back of the phone. The periphery of the pad has a thickness greater than the thickness of the remainder of the pad for ease in removing it from the back of the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Scrub Daddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron C. Krause, Aleksandrs Titovs
  • Patent number: 10163540
    Abstract: A process for producing a highly conducting film of conductor-bonded graphene sheets that are highly oriented, comprising: (a) preparing a graphene dispersion or graphene oxide (GO) gel; (b) depositing the dispersion or gel onto a supporting solid substrate under a shear stress to form a wet layer; (c) drying the wet layer to form a dried layer having oriented graphene sheets or GO molecules with an inter-planar spacing d002 of 0.4 nm to 1.2 nm; (d) heat treating the dried layer at a temperature from 55° C. to 3,200° C. for a desired length of time to produce a porous graphitic film having pores and constituent graphene sheets or a 3D network of graphene pore walls having an inter-planar spacing d002 less than 0.4 nm; and (e) impregnating the porous graphitic film with a conductor material that bonds the constituent graphene sheets or graphene pore walls to form the conducting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z Jang
  • Patent number: 10017419
    Abstract: Composite fibers and methods of manufacturing composite fibers for the reinforcement of concrete are provided. The composite fibers include fibers and a polymeric coating. The composite fibers have a length of about 10 mm to about 80 mm and an equivalent diameter from about 0.3 mm to about 2 mm. A method for reinforcing concrete using the composite fibers is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Tardy, David Blandin, Daniel Gil, Benoit Lorre, Olivier Laurence, Bryan Barragan
  • Patent number: 9994981
    Abstract: A novel reinforcement system for maximizing tensile strength and modulus of elasticity per ply for composite systems has one or more pockets with a first pocket edge, a second pocket edge, a pocket front surface, and a pocket rear surface. The pocket front surface and the pocket rear surface each have a pocket cross-stitch that perpendicularly traverses the pocket. The pocket traverses the fabric parallel and adjacent to the first fabric edge and the second fabric edge in a warp, or 0 degree, or x-axis direction. The pockets contain one or more fiber tows with a plurality of filaments in a stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: James J. Butler
  • Patent number: 9975178
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a process includes creating a mixture of an aqueous component, nanowires and nanoparticles, and a hydrophobic solvent and allowing migration of the nanowires to the hydrophobic solvent, where the nanoparticles remain in the aqueous component. Moreover, the nanowires and nanoparticles are in the aqueous component before the migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Fang Qian, Eric Duoss, Jinkyu Han, Thomas Han, Joshua Kuntz, Pui Ching Lan, Tammy Olson, Christopher Spadaccini, Marcus A. Worsley, Cheng Zhu
  • Patent number: 9963396
    Abstract: A fiber having an environmental barrier coating is provided that includes, in one illustrative form, a Hi Nicalon preform assembled in a tooling for chemical vapor infiltration and cleaned to remove sizing char from fibers of the Hi Nicalon preform; a ytterbium doped silicon carbide coat located over the Hi Nicalon preform; a boron nitride interface coat applied over the ytterbium doped silicon carbide coat; and a silicon carbide coat applied over the boron nitride interface coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew J. Lazur
  • Patent number: 9960300
    Abstract: The invention relates to flexible photovoltaic (PV) modules, and in particular to those having a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) glazing layer. The PVDF layer may be a monolayer or a multi-layer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. O'Brien, Jiaxin Jason Ge
  • Patent number: 9944797
    Abstract: Disclosed is a glass fiber-reinforced composite material, an asphalt mixture using the same, and a manufacturing method thereof, the method comprising manufacturing, as a mixed structure, a bundle type fiber reinforcing material by coating with a polypropylene resin; a scrap reinforcing material having pellet or particle shaped glass fiber scrap, the glass fiber scrap having economical and outstanding physical properties and several strands of glass fiber; and adding the same to a hot-mix asphalt mixture, thereby capable of being injected at a plant construction site in a simple manner and improving the performance of the asphalt by preventing the phenomenon of the fiber becoming entangled within the produced hot asphalt mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
    Inventors: Pyeongjun Yoo, Booil Kim, Taeyoung Yun, Byungsik Ohm, Jiyoung Choi, Jongeun Baek, Taewoo Kim, Sangmin Ham
  • Patent number: 9928821
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite comprising matrix material and organic natural fiber material. The composite may be a compound, a granulate, or at least a part of a sound reproduction device. The composite may be made by injection molding. According to an embodiment a composite comprises matrix material and organic natural fiber based material, wherein the matrix material comprises a thermoplastic polymer matrix. The composite may comprise a relative sound wave resistance of 1500-5000. The composite may comprise a relative damping of sound radiation of 1.5-5.0. The composite may comprise a dynamic modulus of 2000-11000 measured according to ISO 6721-3. The composite may comprise a relative acoustic quality factor of 5-200. The composite may comprise a relative factor of viscous damping of 0.500-0.005.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harri Kosonen, Sami Turunen, Jere Salminen, Petri Myllytie, Kari Luukko, Stefan Fors
  • Patent number: 9884466
    Abstract: Since a continuous fiber of a fiber-reinforced resin member includes an axial fiber aligned in the axial direction and an axially right-angled fiber aligned at right angles to the axial direction, and the density of the axially right-angled fiber of a first layer on the outer side of the corner part is made higher than the density of the axially right-angled fiber of a second layer on the inner side of the corner part, when an axial load is input and the fiber-reinforced resin member breaks, the axially right-angled fiber disposed at high density in the outside first layer of the corner part is actively stretched and breaks, thereby enabling a large energy-absorbing effect to be exhibited. Moreover, the fiber-reinforced resin member has a simple structure in which merely the density of the axially right-angled fiber in its interior is changed, thereby minimizing any increase in the production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeto Yasuhara, Tomoya Yabu
  • Patent number: 9881707
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for synthesis of barium bismuth sulfide nanofibers, having equivalent shielding capacity as lead. The present disclosure also relates to a radiation shielding articles and cosmeceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRE FOR MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY (C-MET)
    Inventors: Bharat B. Kale, Milind V. Kulkarni, Rajendra P. Panmand, Ujjwala V. Kawade, Sanjay K. Apte, Sonali D. Naik, Jalindar D. Ambekar, Ravindra S. Sonawane, Dinesh P. Amlanerkar, Nilofer Shroff, Sandip Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 9867901
    Abstract: A method for making a nerve graft includes the following steps. A culture layer including a lyophobic substrate, a carbon nanotube film structure, and a protein layer is provided. The carbon nanotube film structure is sandwiched between the lyophobic substrate and the protein layer. A number of nerve cells are seeded on a surface of the protein layer away from the lyophobic substrate. The nerve cells are cultured until a number of neurites branch from the nerve cells and are connected between the nerve cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Li Fan, Wen-Mei Zhao
  • Patent number: 9855639
    Abstract: An abrasive article has an abrasive portion with an organic bond and abrasive particles. The abrasive article has a non-abrasive portion (NAP) mounted to the abrasive portion. The NAP includes molding compound (MC) having chopped strand fibers (CSF). The CSF can be coated with a thermoplastic coating having a loss on ignition (LOI) of at least about 2.4 wt %, and the NAP having no abrasive particles. The NAP can include an MC having no abrasive particles with a MOHS scale hardness of at least about 9. The NAP may include CSF coated with a primary coating and a secondary coating on the primary coating. The NAP may have an outer diameter that is at least half of but not greater than an outer diameter of the abrasive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIFS
    Inventors: Michael W. Klett, Frank J. Csillag, Tyler B. Cichowlas, Davinder S. Dhami, Lawrence J. Lavallee, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9844129
    Abstract: A transparent conductor includes a base layer, and a transparent conductive film on one or both sides of the base layer, the transparent conductive film including a metal nanowire, where the base layer includes a retardation film. An optical display apparatus includes the transparent conductor. The transparent conductor may compensate for a viewing angle of the optical display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Young Kim, Kyoung Ku Kang, Young Kwon Koo, Dong Myeong Shin, Hyoung Tae Lim, Oh Hyeon Hwang
  • Patent number: 9815696
    Abstract: The method of the present disclosure is directed towards the formation of a three-dimensional carbon structure and includes the steps of adding a radical initiator to an amount of carbon starting material, forming a mixture, placing the mixture in a mold, maintaining the mixture and the mold at an elevated temperature for a period of time to form a thermally cross-linked molded mixture and removing the thermally cross-linked molded mixture from the mold. The disclosure also includes a three-dimensional carbon structure, with that structure including a thermally cross-linked carbon base material in a predetermined formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Balaji Sitharaman, Gaurav Lalwani
  • Patent number: 9802819
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a conducting network for storing gas such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide, or the like, and a method for preparing the same, and particularly, a conducting network composite including: dopant-doped polyaniline nanofiber supporter; and a polypyrrole layer laminated on the supporter, and a method for preparing the same. According to the present invention, a novel conducting network composite suitable for being used as an energy storage material for various purposes may be provided by a simple and economical method, and since a polyaniline nanofiber having the entangled structure may function as an excellent supporter for forming a network composite material and a thickness of the polypyrrole layer may be easily adjusted, the nanocomposite for being used in various fields may be simply and economically prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kurt E. Geckeler, Nour Fathi Attia
  • Patent number: 9754701
    Abstract: Provided is an article containing non-cellulosic nonwoven fabric layer between two non-cellulosic nonwoven paper layers wherein one or both of the nonwoven paper and nonwoven fabric are electrically insulating. At least some embodiments are flame retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert H. Turpin, David S. Stankes, Martin H. Fox, Mitchell T. Huang
  • Patent number: 9707737
    Abstract: A composite material includes: a heat dissipation sheet; a heat insulation material that is placed on one surface of the heat dissipation sheet; and a support layer that is placed on at least one of the other surface of the heat dissipation sheet and the other surface of the heat insulation material, wherein silica aerogel is included between fibers in an inner region of the heat insulation material, an outer peripheral region of the heat insulation material includes the fibers, and the heat dissipation sheet and the heat insulation material are fixed onto each other through the fibers. Furthermore, provided is an electronic apparatus, including a heat generating component; and the above composite material, wherein the composite material is placed between the housing and the heat generating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi Nakamura, Shigeaki Sakatani
  • Patent number: 9701578
    Abstract: A method includes providing a ceramic fiber preform with a range of 20 to 40 volume percent fiber which can include silicon carbide fibers; coating the ceramic fiber preform with a boron nitride interface coating; infiltrating the ceramic fiber preform with a ceramic matrix with a range of 20 to 40 volume percent silicon carbide; infiltrating the ceramic fiber preform with a constituent material such as boron carbide, boron, and carbon; and infiltrating the ceramic fiber preform with a eutectic melt material where the metallic eutectic melt can include at least one material from a group consisting of: a transition metal-silicon eutectic melt such as zirconium silicide, a transition metal-boride eutectic melt such as zirconium boride, and a transition metal-carbide eutectic melt such as zirconium carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Adam Lee Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 9649825
    Abstract: A composite of I a prepreg made of a solid mixture of a reactive plastic resin and a reinforcing means in the form of a tissue or a fiber and II a removable release film comprising a multilayer structure of a) a release layer of at least one thermoplastic homo- or copolymer of ?,? unsaturated olefins and at least one wax-like compound as a release additive, b) optionally an adhesion promoting layer, c) a layer of at least one thermoplastic polyamide homo- or copolymer, d) optionally an adhesion promoting layer, e) a release layer of at least one thermoplastic homo- or copolymer of ?,? unsaturated olefins having a release coating based on a cured polysiloxane, f) a laminate adhesive layer, and g) a release layer of at least one thermoplastic polyester and a wax-like compound as a release additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: INFIANA GERMANY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christian Hermann, Roland Kelm, Soheila Salehi-Schneider
  • Patent number: 9604388
    Abstract: The method of making a pellet comprising wood pulp fiber and thermoplastic polymer, comprising extruding an extrudate comprising 10 to 50 weight % wood pulp fiber and 45 to 85 weight % thermoplastic polymer through a die, cutting a pellet from the extrudate, removing the pellet from the extrudate with water having a temperature less than the extrudate, filtering the pellet from the water. In one embodiment the wood pulp fiber in the pellet has a moisture content of 1% or less. In one embodiment the wood fiber does not swell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Jorge Cortes
  • Patent number: 9566769
    Abstract: A composite sheet material and method for forming the same is provided that includes a substrate, a matrix, and a cover sheet. The substrate has a first face surface, a second face surface, and a plurality of edges, and includes a thermoplastic material. The matrix is attached to the substrate. The matrix includes a support component having a first melting point, and a thermoplastic component having a second melting point. The second melting point is less than the first melting point. The cover sheet imparts one or more surface characteristics to the composite sheet material during thermo-pressure formation of the composite sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: XAMAX INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Weinberg, James Yuan, Robert Markowski
  • Patent number: 9539885
    Abstract: A convex portion is provided on a door outer panel. Thus, when the door outer panel is thermally expanded, the convex portion is compressed along the direction of a plane of the door outer panel, so a gap the convex portion is crushed. That is, a dimensional difference that has occurred between the door outer panel and a door inner panel along the direction of the plane of the door outer panel is absorbed through compressive deformation of the convex portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mutsumi Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9511571
    Abstract: Composite laminates used in structural applications include an interlayer of soft material that provides damping action to reduce noise and vibration. The interlayer may comprise a viscoelastic material which deforms under stress caused by shock, noise or vibration. A reinforcement may be embedded in the viscoelastic material to maintain the mechanical strength and stiffness of the laminate. The reinforcement may include individual or woven fibers or ridged tubes that provide the interlayer with stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Joshua M. Montgomery, Salvatore L. Liguore, Tuan Q. Cao
  • Patent number: 9511508
    Abstract: A process for producing pellets or granules comprising fibers of a lignocellulousic material, for use as a feedstock in plastics manufacture, conveying in a dry or wet air stream and applying to the fibers a liquid formulation comprising one or more polymers, monomers, or oligomers, forming the fibers into a solid product, and breaking down the solid product to produce said pellets or granules. Typically the conduit conveys the fibers in a plant for manufacture of fiber board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: NEW ZEALAND FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Martin Warnes, Alan Fernyhough, Charles Ross Anderson, Brendan James Lee, Michael Ralph Juergen Witt
  • Patent number: 9427917
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a new intermediate material to be associated with a thermosetting resin for making composite parts, consisting of a unidirectional layer of carbon fibers with a weight of 100 to 280 g/m2, associated on each of its faces, with a web of thermoplastic fibers having a thickness of 0.5 to 50 microns, preferably 3 to 35 microns, the intermediate material having a total thickness of 80 to 380 microns, preferably from 90 to 320 microns, and a process for manufacturing composite parts from such a material and the resulting composite parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Hexcel Reinforcements
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Jean-Florent Lamethe, Jean-Christophe Minni
  • Patent number: 9416247
    Abstract: Fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite plates having a thickness of at least 12 mm contains at least 20% by weight of reinforcing fibers embedded in a polyurethane polymer matrix, which polyurethane polymer matrix has a calculated molecular weight between crosslinks of from 450 to 2500. The composite plates have excellent load-bearing properties and exhibit small permanent sets upon loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paolo Diena, Carlo Cocconi, Luigi Bertucelli
  • Patent number: 9403943
    Abstract: High fluidity polyamides are used for the impregnation of reinforcing cloth materials, namely, industrial fabrics, which impregnated cloths are converted into composite shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Gilles Orange, Richard Bourdon, Roland Durand
  • Patent number: 9375893
    Abstract: A panel construction suitable for automotive parts comprises (a) a first composite fiber mat layer (b) adjacent to and covering a face of the fiber mat, a thermoplastic polymer film and optionally (c) adjacent to and covering the thermoplastic film, a second composite fiber mat layer, where the fiber mats comprise non-woven fibers or fabrics and a cured acrylic resin binder. The thermoplastic film is preferably a thermoplastic polyurethane film. The construction preferably contains no adhesive layer between components (a), (b) and (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Karl Richard Nicholas, Garry Balthes, Brad Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: 9341775
    Abstract: A micro-truss fabricated of thermosetting polymer and toughened with a coating of thermoplastic polymer. In one embodiment the thermosetting polymer micro-truss is immersed in a solution of thermoplastic polymer in an organic solvent. The immersion causes the micro-truss to absorb the thermoplastic polymer solution and to become coated with the thermoplastic polymer solution. Subsequent drying of the micro-truss leaves a coating of thermoplastic polymer on the micro-truss, and a layer of thermosetting polymer into which the thermoplastic polymer has penetrated. In another embodiment a thermoplastic monomer solution is allowed to diffuse into, and coat, the thermosetting polymer micro-truss, and the thermoplastic monomer is subsequently polymerized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Zak Eckel, Alan J. Jacobsen, Andrew P. Nowak, Sophia S. Yang
  • Patent number: 9327468
    Abstract: A rod-shaped FRP bar is manufactured with a fiber and a resin by using a nozzle (100) which includes an outer nozzle (11) having a penetration hole at its center and a plurality of middle nozzles (12) disposed at an inlet of the outer nozzle 11 so that one middle nozzle is located inside another middle nozzle with an interval. Fibers are supplied through a center hole of the middle nozzle located at an innermost location, through intervals between the middle nozzles and through intervals between the middle nozzles and the outer nozzle, thereby making a hybrid FRP bar (1) having a section in which the fibers configure a plurality of fiber distribution layers from the center of the FRP bar toward the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Construction Technology
    Inventors: Hyeong Yeol Kim, Young Jun You, Jae Heum Moon, Sang Yoon Lee, Min Su Park, Ki Tae Park
  • Patent number: 9290989
    Abstract: A door comprising first and second door skins secured to each other to form a cavity therebetween filled with expended foam. Each of the door skins has an opening therethrough for receiving a glass insert and a flange portion. Distal ends of the flange portions of the first and second door skins engage each other in an overlapping relationship by the expansion pressure of the expanded foam. The door further comprises a glazing rim member having a leg portion snap-locked between the flange portions of the first and second door skins. The method for assembling the door comprises the steps of filling the cavity between the door skins with foam material, then inserting the glass insert through the openings in the door skins and mounting the glazing rim member to the first door skin by snap-locking between the flange portions of the first and second door skins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Lynch, Jason Caulk, Jason M. Walsh, Mark A. Ruggie, Timothy D. Gouge, Gary Thomas Fagan, Eric Duane Bennett, Haritha Wunnava, Danny Lee Fitts
  • Patent number: 9284518
    Abstract: Hydrophilic, multi-arm urethane polymers are described that are dispersible and/or soluble in water, and provide wetting, foaming and cleaning benefits for aqueous cleaning products, including hard surface cleaners, machine dishwash, and liquid hand dishwash compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald Anthony Masters, Douglas Kip Hillshafer, Christopher A. Gariepy
  • Patent number: 9193911
    Abstract: The present invention concerns fire retardant materials made of polymers, plastics and elastomeric-based materials comprising nanoclays intercalated with protonized silane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: NANTO CLEANTECH S.P.A.
    Inventor: Samuel Kenig
  • Patent number: 9138299
    Abstract: A computer based method and system for defining and representing a shape and geometry of an occlusal access cavity to the tooth roots prior to endodontic treatment, include the step or elements for: loading onto the computer information of the geometry of a tooth obtained via one or more imaging techniques, creation of a 3D computer model of the tooth, including its internal architecture, visualization of the computer model, visualization of the location(s) of the entrance(s) to root canal(s) relative to the tooths occlusal surface, and based on the locations of the root canal orifices a shape of the access cavity is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: MAILLEFER INSTRUMENTS HOLDING SARL, DENTSPLY IMPLANTS NV
    Inventors: Carl Van Lierde, Veerle Pattijn, Paul-Henri Valloton