Fiber Embedded In Or On The Surface Of A Polymeric Matrix Patents (Class 428/297.4)
  • Patent number: 11286360
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an article comprising a reinforced glass mat. In some embodiments, the reinforced glass mat includes a glass mat and a reinforcement material. In some embodiments, the glass mat includes a web of glass fibers. In some embodiments, the reinforcement material is embedded into the web of glass fibers of the glass mat. In some embodiments, the reinforced glass mat includes a sufficient amount of the reinforcement material, so as to result in a nail shank shear resistance of 13 lbs to 17 lbs, when the article is tested according to ASTM 1761 at 140° F. Methods of making the article, specific embodiments of the reinforcement material in the form of a polymeric binder, and methods of forming a roofing shingle from the article are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Liang Shiao, Jim Svec, Brian Lee
  • Patent number: 11241645
    Abstract: In a method for producing a filter medium, at least one substrate layer of a nonwoven comprising cellulose fibers and/or synthetic polymer fibers is provided and a fiber layer of polymer fibers is deposited on the at least one substrate layer. Prior to depositing the fiber layer, a solvent is applied to the at least one substrate layer, wherein a material of the substrate layer and/or a material of the fiber layer is soluble in the solvent. A filter medium produced by the method has material-fused connections at crossing points of the polymer fibers and/or cellulose fibers of the substrate layer with the polymer fibers of the fiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Neumann, Anton Kreiner, Markus Weindl, Christian Zisslsberger
  • Patent number: 11225747
    Abstract: A household appliance can include a treating chamber configured to receive an article for treatment according to a cycle of operation of the household appliance, as well as a coating on at least a portion of the treating chamber. The coating can be configured to provide at least hydrophobicity characteristics to the treating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad Khizar, Ermanno Buzzi
  • Patent number: 11192351
    Abstract: A method for surface preparation of a composite substrate prior to adhesive bonding. The surface preparation method includes applying a resin-containing peel ply onto a composite substrate, followed by co-curing. The resin-containing peel ply contains a non-removable textile carrier and a removable woven fabric embedded therein. After co-curing, the peel ply is removed from the composite substrate such that the removable woven fabric is removed but the non-removable textile carrier and a film of residual resin remain on the composite substrate, thereby creating a modified, bondable surface on the composite substrate. The composite substrate with the modified surface can be bonded to another composite substrate, whereby the textile carrier remains an integrated part of the final bonded structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Leonard Macadams, Dalip K. Kohli
  • Patent number: 11172680
    Abstract: The method comprises contacting a silicon substrate with a silver salt and an acid for a time effective to produce spikes having a first end disposed on the silicon substrate and a second end extending away from the silicon substrate. The spikes have a second end diameter of about 10 nm to about 200 nm, a height of about 100 nm to 10 micrometers, and a density of about 10 to 100 per square microns. The nanostructures provide antimicrobial properties and can be transferred to the surface of various materials such as polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stacey M. Gifford, Huan Hu, Pablo M. Rojas, Gustavo A. Stolovitzky
  • Patent number: 11135816
    Abstract: A process is provided for molding a resin matrix around a distribution of well distributed epoxy coated glass fibers to produce an article. The article is mass produced by the molding process based on a one or more layer structure, with an outer panel having a high degree of surface smoothness common to automotive body panels and a comparatively high tensile strength joinder thereto. The epoxy coated glass fibers are present in a single panel of an article or all such panels of a multiple layer article. The epoxy coated glass fibers can be present in an articles in a form of: chopped glass fibers that are intermixed and vary in orientation, a woven roving containing predominately epoxy glass fibers with carbon fibers dispersed there through, or non-woven fiber mats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Bonte, Marc-Philippe Toitgans, Dominique Boyer, Michael J. Siwajek, Probir Kumar Guha, Michael J. Hiltunen, Shane Skop
  • Patent number: 11118350
    Abstract: A concrete panel board is provided. The panel board includes: a substrate board; a primer layer applied to the substrate; a thinset mortar layer applied to the primer layer; a plaster layer applied to the thinset mortar layer; and a sealant layer applied to the plaster layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Arts & Labour Artisans Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Orr
  • Patent number: 11116074
    Abstract: A colored thin covering film is provided, including an upper detached layer, a colored ink film, a low dielectric glue layer, and a lower detached layer. The color ink layer is formed between the upper detached layer and the low dielectric glue layer. The low dielectric glue layer is formed between the colored ink layer and the lower detached layer. The thickness of the colored ink layer is between 1 to 10 ?m, and the thickness of the low dielectric glue layer is between 3 to 25 ?m, such that a total thickness of the colored ink layer and the low dielectric glue layer is allowed to be between 4 to 35 ?m. The colored thin covering film has an extremely low dielectric constant and loss, extremely low ion migration, good adhesion, heat dissipation, high flexibility, and low resilience, and can be processed in a low temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ASIA ELECTRONIC MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Lee, Li-Chih Yang, Chien-Hui Lee
  • Patent number: 11046058
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure present a composite material. In an example, the composite material may comprise: a carbon fiber composite and a surface treatment layer. The carbon fiber composite may comprise a core layer having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, and a first set of two carbon fiber layers disposed over at least a portion of the core layer respectively on the first side and the second side. Each of the first set of the two carbon fiber layers may comprise carbon fibers aligned in a first direction in a plane. The surface treatment layer may be disposed on the carbon fiber composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kuan-Ting Wu, Cheng-Feng Liao, Wei-Chung Chen, Chung-Hua Ku
  • Patent number: 11033252
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasound probe. The ultrasound probe may maintain temperature of an acoustic module predetermined temperature or less even when an image processor is disposed in a rear direction of the acoustic module inside a housing. For purpose, the ultrasound probe may include at least one anisotropic heat conductive member such that heat from the acoustic module is transferred to a first heat sink member disposed in a rear direction of the image processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gil-ju Jin, Ho-san Han, Dong-hyun Kim, Mi-Jeoung Ahn
  • Patent number: 10995197
    Abstract: Provided are a polyamide resin composition prepared by blending a polyamide resin (A) and a polyalcohol (B), wherein the proportion of the number of the amide groups to the number of the carbon atoms in the polyamide resin (A) is 0.080 to 0.140 and the blending amount of the polyalcohol (B) is 1 to 10 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the polyamide resin (A); and a molded article of the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Kamoshida, Hideaki Takeda, Go Tazaki
  • Patent number: 10996508
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device. The liquid crystal display device includes a guide frame, a plurality of light sources disposed on the guide frame, a diffusion member disposed above the plurality of light sources as being spaced away from the plurality of light sources, and a plurality of wires disposed between the plurality of light sources and the diffusion member. The liquid crystal display device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure uses the diffusion member having a smaller thickness than a related art diffusion plate. Thus, it is possible to reduce the overall thickness of the liquid crystal display device. Further, it is possible to support the diffusion member with the plurality of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Namkyu Kang
  • Patent number: 10991775
    Abstract: A display substrate and a fabrication method thereof, and a display panel are disclosed. The display substrate includes: a base substrate; a pixel defining layer, on the base substrate and configured to define a plurality of sub-pixel regions, each sub-pixel region including a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer; an auxiliary electrode layer, on at least a portion of the pixel defining layer, the auxiliary electrode layer having a hydrophobic surface, and the hydrophobic surface being configured to be in contact with and electrically connected with the second electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ying Cui
  • Patent number: 10927483
    Abstract: A fabric substrate is prepared from woven coated yarns. Each coated yarn has a yarn core and a coating disposed coaxially on the yarn core. This coating contains: (i) porous particles in an amount of 4-20 weight %, each porous particle comprising a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores dispersed within the continuous polymeric phase, a mode particle size of 2-50 ?m; (ii) a film-forming binder material having a Tg of less than or equal to 25° C., in an amount of 40-90 weight %; and (iii) an inorganic filler material having a value of less than 5 on the MOHS scale of mineral hardness, which inorganic filler material is present in an amount of 4-30 weight %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Salvatore Sedita, Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick
  • Patent number: 10899856
    Abstract: The present invention provides a SMC of which excessive thickening with time is suppressed while of which sufficient initial thickening by an isocyanate-based thickener is maintained, particularly of which a decrease in flowability at the time of molding to be easily actualized in the case of containing an aromatic vinyl compound such as styrene is suppressed, and which exhibits excellent storage stability and moldability, a molding material for obtaining the SMC, and a fiber-reinforced composite material using the SMC. The invention provides a molding material including: a matrix resin composition containing the following Component (A), the following Component (B), the following Component (D) and the following Component (E); and the following Component (C), in which a proportion of the Component (E) with respect to 100 parts by mass of a sum of the Component (A) and the Component (B) is 0.002 part by mass or more and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Yukichi Konami, Seiji Tsuchiya, Yuji Kazehaya
  • Patent number: 10889070
    Abstract: According to one example of the present invention, there is provided a composite material for cold pressing including: carbon fibers that are unidirectional continuous fibers; and a thermoplastic resin, wherein the composite material has a thickness of 0.3 mm or more, when the composite material is observed from a direction perpendicular to a continuous fiber direction, a cross section of the carbon fibers included in the composite material satisfies the following specific Expressions (1), (2) and (3): n1/N?0.1??Expression (1), p<0.01??Expression (2), and 0.001?(1?dc/(dr*(Vr/100)+df*(Vf/100))?0.1??Expression (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventor: Yutaka Kondou
  • Patent number: 10870233
    Abstract: A tension mechanism is disclosed for use with a print head of an additive manufacturing system. The tension mechanism may include a first guide roller configured to receive a continuous reinforcement making up a portion of a composite structure. The tension mechanism may also include a second guide roller spaced apart from the first guide roller and configured to receive the continuous reinforcement in a straight-line trajectory from the first guide roller. The tension mechanism may further include a dancer located between the first and second guide rollers and configured to bias the continuous reinforcement away from the straight-line trajectory. At least one of the first and second guide rollers may have a concave outer profile configured to axially spread out the continuous reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Tyler
  • Patent number: 10858285
    Abstract: The invention relates to composite reinforcing fibers infused or compounded with pulp fibers and/or nano-fibers. The composite reinforcing fibers are composed of polymer, e.g., polymer resin. The pulp fibers and/or nano-fibers impart improved tensile strength to the composite reinforcing fibers, as well as a resulting product formed by the fibers. The composite reinforcing fibers may be used in a variety of cementitious applications, wherein traditional reinforcing fibers are typically used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FORTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel T. Biddle, Christopher P. Lovett
  • Patent number: 10828875
    Abstract: Fiber-reinforced nonwoven composites having a wide variety of uses (e.g., leisure goods, aerospace, electronics, equipment, energy generation, mass transport, automotive parts, marine, construction, defense, sports and/or the like) are provided. The fiber-reinforced nonwoven composite includes a plurality of carbon fibers and a polymer matrix. The plurality of carbon fibers have an average fiber length from about 50 mm to about 125 mm. The fiber-reinforced nonwoven composite comprises a theoretical void volume from about 0% to about 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Peter Hunt, Michael Scott Carroll, Daniel I Guerrero Barberena, Ralph A. Moody, III
  • Patent number: 10807299
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a structural component for motor vehicles by hot forming of a plate-shaped semi-finished product reinforced of thermoplastic material with embedded continuous fibers (“organo-sheet”) regions of the organo-sheet (2) provided for accommodating the organo-sheet (2) in a hot forming device (1) and/or portions (21, 22) of the structural component (5) manufactured from the organo-sheet (2), which are exposed to an increased load, are structured more strongly and/or are subjected to a particular thermal treatment during hot forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Hallstadt
    Inventors: Michael Thienel, Olaf Kriese, Markus Schultz, Werner Stammberger, Stephan Nerb
  • Patent number: 10751957
    Abstract: A laminate includes reinforcing fibers, thermosetting resin (B) or thermoplastic resin (D), wherein adhesion with other members, particularly in high-temperature atmospheres, is outstanding. The laminate includes: a porous substrate (C) comprising a thermoplastic resin (c), reinforcing fibers (A) and a thermosetting resin (B), or a porous substrate (C) comprising a thermoplastic resin (c), reinforcing fibers (A) and a thermoplastic resin (D); wherein the porous substrate (C) has a gap part continuous in the thickness direction of the laminate, and the melting point or softening point is higher than 180° C., and at least 10% of the surface area of one surface of the porous substrate (C) is exposed on one side of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Fujioka, Masato Honma
  • Patent number: 10738170
    Abstract: Method for open-mold production of a semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyamide matrix fiber-reinforced composite. The matrix has Tg>80° C. and Tf between 280° C. and 200° C. The matrix is prepared in-situ by molten state bulk polycondensation of a reactive precursor composition including A: a first polyamide prepolymer A1 each carrying two identical functions and a second polyamide prepolymer A2 each carrying two identical functions different from and coreactive with those of A1. The reactive precursors may alternatively include B: a prepolymer carrying (on the same chain) two different functions coreactive with each other. The reactive precursors may alternatively include a precursor composition that is a mixture of (A+B). The method involves successive steps of i) preparing the reactive mixture, ii) continuously coating the fibers by deposition-impregnation with the reactive mixture, iii) in-situ bulk polycondensation in an open heated die, and iv) cooling the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Mathieu Capelot, Gilles Hochstetter
  • Patent number: 10731014
    Abstract: Pre-impregnated composite material (prepreg) that can be cured/molded to form aerospace composite parts. The prepreg includes carbon reinforcing fibers and an uncured resin matrix. The resin matrix includes an epoxy component, polyethersulfone as a toughening agent, and a curing agent. The resin matrix is also composed of a thermoplastic particle component that includes hybrid polyamide particles wherein each hybrid particle contains a mixture of amorphous and semi-crystalline polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HEXCEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yen-Seine Wang
  • Patent number: 10669386
    Abstract: Provided is a fiber-reinforced molding material including as essential materials: a vinyl ester (A) that is a reaction product of an epoxy resin (a1) having an epoxy equivalent in the range of 180 to 500 and (meth)acrylic acid (a2); an unsaturated monomer (B) having a flash point of 100° C. or higher; a polyisocyanate (C); a polymerization initiator (D); and carbon fibers (E) having a fiber length of 2.5 to 50 mm, in which the mass ratio ((A)/(B)) of the vinyl ester (A) to the unsaturated monomer (B) is in the range of 40/60 to 85/15, and the molar ratio (NCO/OH) of isocyanate groups (NCO) in the polyisocyanate (C) to hydroxy groups (OH) in the vinyl ester (A) is in the range of 0.25 to 0.85.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukiko Fujita, Takashi Yasumura
  • Patent number: 10612163
    Abstract: Methods of producing a continuous carbon fiber for use in composites having enhanced moldability are provided. A continuous precursor fiber is formed that has a sheath and a core. The sheath includes a first polymer material. The core includes a second polymer material and a plurality of discrete regions distributed within the second polymer material. The discrete regions include a third polymer material. After the continuous precursor fiber is heated for carbonization and graphitization, the continuous precursor fiber forms a continuous carbon fiber having a plurality of discrete weak regions corresponding to the plurality of discrete regions in the core. Carbon fiber composites made from such modified continuous carbon fibers having enhanced moldability are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Hamid G. Kia, Selina X. Zhao
  • Patent number: 10535792
    Abstract: A preparation method for a transparent conductor, according to the present invention, comprises the steps of: a) preparing a laminate which has a transparent polymer layer and a conductive network sequentially laminated on a base material; and b) sinking the conductive network into the transparent polymer layer by applying energy to the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: N&B CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Woo Seo, Chang-Wan Bae
  • Patent number: 10513347
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising a first composite layer and a second composite layer in which the second composite layer is associated with the first composite layer. The first composite layer and the second composite layer form a structure. The second composite layer has a conductivity configured to dissipate an electric charge on a surface of the structure and limit a flow of an electrical current in the second composite layer in which the electrical current is caused by an electromagnetic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Noel Timothy Gerken, Quynhgiao Nguyen Le
  • Patent number: 10485902
    Abstract: An implantable medical device having a sheath formed of a polymer material, wherein the sheath forms a reservoir attached to or around the implantable medical device, and wherein the reservoir is sealed with a biocompatible pressure responsive coating; wherein the biocompatible coating is stable for at least 7-day post implantation into a body, and can be mechanically ruptured by application of an exterior pressure generating force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Thomas Jefferson University, Drexel University
    Inventors: Christopher K. Kepler, Alex Michael Sevit, Steven Michael Kurtz, Noreen J. Hickok, Flemming Forsberg, John R. Eisenbrey
  • Patent number: 10457410
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide magnetic carbon nanotube clusters configured to form electrically conductive coatings. A magnetic carbon nanotube cluster is formed by receiving a magnetic particle, forming a plurality of carbon nanotube catalyst nanoparticles on an outer surface of the magnetic particle, and forming a plurality of carbon nanotubes extending from the catalyst nanoparticles while the magnetic particle is levitated within a nanotube growth chamber to form the magnetic carbon nanotube cluster. A plurality of magnetic carbon nanotube clusters are suspended in a carrier fluid, the carrier fluid is flowed over a surface of an object, and a magnetic field is applied to the carrier fluid while it is flowing over the surface to cause the plurality of magnetic carbon nanotube clusters to form a coating on the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Keith Daniel Humfeld, Morteza Safai
  • Patent number: 10448695
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high performance thermoplastic matrix composite ballistic helmet includes forming/shaping highly consolidated helmet preforms free of wrinkles and with no cuts or seams from a flat stack of 0/90 uni-directional prepreg layers, both with and without carbon epoxy skins or layers, using a pressure forming process. The wrinkle free and no cuts pre-formed helmet shell is pre-heated and placed between match-metal dies in a compression molding press to be molded under constant pressure during heating at high temperature and cooling down to below 160° F. in less than 45 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Inter Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Francisco Folgar
  • Patent number: 10406747
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite material filament having rheological characteristics suitable for use in additive manufacturing by extrusion, a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional composite product with an additive manufacturing system from a filament of such composite material, and to a three-dimensional composite product obtained by an additive manufacturing system using such composite material. The filament is formed of material comprising semi-crystalline polylactic acid and chemical pulp of wood-based cellulose fibers, wherein the amount of chemical pulp of wood-based cellulose fibers is selected such that sufficient complex viscosity is obtained at melt state, such that upon additive manufacturing by extrusion, composite melt formed of the filament has a ratio of shear storage modulus to shear loss modulus G?/G? equal to or higher than 1.0 at a temperature equal to or higher than 133° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eve Saarikoski, Harri Kosonen, Ari P. Kinnunen, Ari Nurminen
  • Patent number: 10370509
    Abstract: (A) A reinforcing fiber, (B) a resin particle, and (C) a matrix resin are combined to prepare a resin composition which improves a reinforcing effect by the reinforcing fiber. The reinforcing fiber (A) contains a carbon fiber. The resin particle (B) contains a semicrystalline thermoplastic resin, the semicrystalline thermoplastic resin in the resin particle (B) has an exothermic peak in a temperature range between a glass transition temperature of the semicrystalline thermoplastic resin and a melting point of the semicrystalline thermoplastic resin, the peak being determined by heating the resin particle (B) at a rate of 10° C./min. by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and the resin particle (B) has an average particle size of 3 to 40 ?m. The semicrystalline thermoplastic resin may be a polyamide resin having a melting point of not lower than 150° C. (particularly, a polyamide resin having an alicyclic structure and a glass transition temperature of not lower than 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DAICEL-EVONIK LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuteru Mutsuda, Yoshiki Nakaie, Takayuki Uno
  • Patent number: 10300625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes and apparatuses for producing hydrophobized fiber cement sheets as well as fiber cement sheets obtainable therewith. In particular, the present invention provides processes for manufacturing a hydrophobized fiber cement product, said process at least comprising the steps of: (i) forming at least one fiber cement film on a rotating sieve in contact with a fiber cement slurry in a vat; (ii) transferring said at least one fiber cement film from said sieve to a felt transport belt, (iii) applying a mist of a hydrophobizing agent to said at least one fiber cement film, and (iv) accumulating the fiber cement film on an accumulator roll via the felt transport belt, so as to form a hydrophobized fiber cement product. The present invention further relates to various uses of the fiber cement sheets obtainable by the processes of the invention in the building industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Eternit GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Reintjes, Mario Beermann, Michael Orlowski
  • Patent number: 10293524
    Abstract: A press molding apparatus includes two dies and press-molds a heated stampable sheet into a predetermined shape by using the two dies. The press molding apparatus includes a movable core provided in at least one of the two dies. The movable core is disposed at an inward side of an edge portion of a cavity. When receiving a pressure greater than or equal to a predetermined value, the movable core moves in such a direction that the cavity increases in volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 10246549
    Abstract: This invention relates to a composition comprising a semisolid epoxy resin containing a curative dispersed therein. The curative has a particle size such that at least 90% of the particles have a size below 25 pm at ambient temperature of 21° C., wherein the composition further comprises a diluent containing a particulate filler. The composition is used as matrix in prepregs. The use of the diluent increases peel strength of the composition when brought into contact with metal or wood substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HEXCEL HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Neumayer
  • Patent number: 10214455
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of making composite materials. The methods may include infiltrating a carbon nanoscale fiber network with a ceramic precursor, curing the ceramic precursor, and/or pyrolyzing the ceramic precursor. The infiltrating, curing, and pyrolyzing steps may be repeated one or more times. Composite materials also are provided that include a ceramic material and carbon nanoscale fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Chengying Xu
  • Patent number: 10198138
    Abstract: Discussed is a touch panel including a base film, a first electrode formed on one surface of the base film, the first electrode being provided with a first sensor part including a first conductor, and a second electrode formed on the other surface of the base film, the second electrode being provided with a second sensor part including a second conductor different from the first conductor. The first sensor part has a higher resistance than a resistance of the second sensor part. A first area ratio, which is a ratio of an area, in which the first sensor part is formed, to an area inside an outer edge of the first sensor part is greater than a second area ratio, which is a ratio of an area, in which the second sensor part is formed, to an area inside an outer edge of the second sensor part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yangwook Hur, Junghoon Lee, Minchul Kim
  • Patent number: 10118349
    Abstract: A method of press molding a molding material to form a vehicle body panel of fiber-reinforced resin matrix composite material, the vehicle body panel having a front A-surface and a rear B-surface, the method comprising the steps of: i. providing a heated mold tool having a lower mold part and an upper mold part, the upper mold part having a first molding surface for molding a front A-surface of the vehicle body panel and the lower mold part having a second molding surface for molding a rear B-surface of the vehicle body panel; ii. providing a multilaminar panel of molding material comprising at least one layer of fibers and at least one layer of resin, the multilaminar panel having first and second opposite major surfaces, a surface resin layer of the multilaminar panel being at or adjacent to the first major surface; iii. locating the molding material in the mold tool; iv. closing the mold tool to define a substantially closed mold cavity containing the molding material; v.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Gurit (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Jones, Stephen Patrick Main, Martin James Starkey, Peter Jennings, Gregory Aratoon
  • Patent number: 10092675
    Abstract: A prosthesis for a synovial joint arthroplasty within a human body is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Dewey M Sims, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10093777
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced resin sheet and an integrally molded article are provided. The fiber-reinforced resin sheet comprises a nonwoven fabric made of reinforcing fibers having a thermoplastic resin (A) impregnated on one side of the nonwoven fabric. The fiber-reinforced resin sheet satisfies any one of the following conditions (I) and (II): (I) the nonwoven fabric has an area wherein the reinforcing fibers constituting the nonwoven fabric are exposed on the other side in the thickness direction of the nonwoven fabric, and (II) the nonwoven fabric has a thermoplastic resin (B) impregnated on the other side in thickness direction of the nonwoven fabric, and the nonwoven fabric has a reinforcing fiber volume ratio Vfm of up to 20% by volume, and wherein the thermoplastic resin (A) and the thermoplastic resin (B) form an interface layer in the sheet, and the interface layer has a concave-convex shape with a maximum height Ry of at least 50 ?m and an average roughness Rz of at least 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takebe, Hiroki Kihara, Noriyuki Hirano
  • Patent number: 10088931
    Abstract: An electrical conductor includes a substrate; and a conductive layer disposed on the substrate and including a plurality of silver nanowires, wherein the silver nanowires exhibit a main peak assigned to a (111) crystal plane in an X-ray diffraction spectrum thereof, and a 2? full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the main peak after Gaussian fitting is less than about 0.40 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mi Jeong Kim, Chan Kwak, Junghwa Kim, Dong Su Ko, Kwanghee Kim, Jiye Kim
  • Patent number: 10066065
    Abstract: A method whereby nanostructures aligned within a matrix material to define an aligned admixture are transferred into a receiving porous medium while substantially maintaining the nanostructure alignment such that the nanostructures may be aligned predominantly in a common direction within receiving porous medium. Resulting composite structures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
    Inventors: Kuang-Ting Hsiao, Gregory Hickman
  • Patent number: 10060492
    Abstract: A friction material includes a fiber base material, a friction modifier and a binder. The friction modifier includes two or more kinds of non-whisker-like titanate compounds. The non-whisker-like titanate compound includes non-whisker-like lithium potassium titanate. The friction material includes no copper component. Alternatively, a friction material includes a fiber base material, a friction modifier and a binder. The friction material includes a non-whisker-like titanate compound and a low-melting-point metal fiber. The friction material includes no copper component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Onda, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Satoshi Kusaka, Yoshiyuki Sugai, Katsuji Seki
  • Patent number: 10034371
    Abstract: A resin composition for a printed wiring board including: a cyanate compound represented by the following general formula (1); and an epoxy resin,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Kenji Arii, Takashi Kobayashi, Masanobu Sogame, Yoshinori Mabuchi, Sotaro Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10024840
    Abstract: Provided are surfaces comprising particles, which particles may possess, for example, antimicrobial or biosensing properties. Also provided are related methods for fabrication of the inventive articles. Also provided are systems and methods for treating fluids, objects, and targets with the inventive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TPK Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arjun Daniel Srinivas, Calvin Peng, Alexander Chow Mittal, Priyanka Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10004960
    Abstract: A golf club shaft which satisfies strength and is lightweight is provided by the present invention. This golf club shaft comprises one or more fiber-reinforced resin layers, and is characterized by satisfying the following relationship (1), wherein x [mm] is the displacement in a cantilever bending test, M [g] is the mass of the golf club shaft, and L [mm] is the length thereof, and by satisfying the following strength standard values [1]-[4]: M×(L/1168)<49.66 e?0.0015x (relationship 1); [1] the three-point bending strength at T-90 (the position 90 mm apart from the smaller-diameter end) is 800 N or higher; [2] the three-point bending strength at T-175 (the position 175 mm apart from the smaller-diameter end) is 400 N or higher; [3] the three-point bending strength at T-525 (the position 525 mm apart from the smaller-diameter end) is 400 N or higher; and [4] the three-point bending strength at B-175 (the position 175 mm apart from the larger-diameter end) is 400 N or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Shimono, Takashi Kaneko, Masahiro Kishi
  • Patent number: 10000243
    Abstract: A structural body of differing thicknesses are provided that is made of resin, and a method of manufacturing thereof, that can improve quality in a case in which plate thickness changing portions extend in plural directions. A first panel portion and a second panel portion are connected by a first gradually changing portion. The first panel portion and a third panel portion are connected by a second gradually changing portion. The second panel portion and the third panel portion are connected by a third gradually changing portion. Further, an opening portion is formed to pass-through a door inner panel at a position where respective extensions of the first gradually changing portion, the second gradually changing portion and the third gradually changing portion intersect one another as seen in a plate thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Iwano
  • Patent number: 9981429
    Abstract: A method of press molding a molding material to form a molded part of fiber-reinforced resin matrix composite material, the method comprising the steps of: i. providing a mold tool having a lower mold part and an upper mold part, the upper mold part having a first molding surface for molding a first molded surface of the molded part and the lower mold part having a second molding surface for molding a second molded surface of the molded part; ii. providing a multilaminar panel of molding material comprising at least one layer of fibers and at least one layer of resin, the multilaminar panel having first and second opposite major surfaces; iii. locating the molding material in the mold tool; iv. progressively closing the mold tool to define a substantially closed mold cavity containing the molding material, the closing step including: a. a preliminary closing phase to achieve mutual engagement between the lower and upper mold parts, b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GURIT (UK) LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Jones, Stephen Patrick Main, Martin James Starkey, Peter Jennings, Gregory Aratoon
  • Patent number: 9981430
    Abstract: A method of press moulding a moulding material to form a moulded part of fiber-reinforced resin matrix composite material, the method comprising the steps of: i. providing a mould tool having a lower mould part and an upper mould part, the upper mould part having a first moulding surface for moulding a first moulded surface of the moulded part and the lower mould part having a second moulding surface for moulding a second moulded surface of the moulded part; ii. providing a multilaminar panel of moulding material comprising at least one layer of fibers and at least one layer of resin, the multilaminar panel having first and second opposite major surfaces, a surface resin layer of the multilaminar panel being at or adjacent to the first major surface and a dry fiber layer of the multilaminar panel forming the second major surface; iii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GURIT (UK) LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Jones, Stephen Patrick Main, Martin James Starkey, Peter Jennings, Gregory Aratoon
  • Patent number: 9981432
    Abstract: A method of press molding a molding material to form a molded part of fiber-reinforced resin matrix composite material, the method comprising the steps of: i. providing a mold tool having a lower mold part and an upper mold part, the upper mold part having a first molding surface for molding a first molded surface of the molded part and the lower mold part having a second molding surface for molding a second molded surface of the molded part; ii. providing a multilaminar panel of molding material comprising at least one layer of fibers and at least one layer of resin, the multilaminar panel having first and second opposite major surfaces, a surface resin layer of the multilaminar panel being at or adjacent to the first major surface; iii. locating the molding material in the mold tool; iv. closing the mold tool to define a substantially closed mold cavity containing the molding material, the closing step including the sub-steps of: a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GURIT (UK) LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Jones, Stephen Patrick Main, Martin James Starkey, Peter Jennings, Gregory Aratoon