Composite Having Voids In A Component (e.g., Porous, Cellular, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/304.4)
  • Patent number: 10777800
    Abstract: Novel or improved microporous single or multilayer battery separator membranes, separators, batteries including such membranes or separators, methods of making such membranes, separators, and/or batteries, and/or methods of using such membranes, separators and/or batteries are provided. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, a multilayer dry process polyethylene/polypropylene/polyethylene microporous separator which is manufactured using the inventive process which includes machine direction stretching followed by transverse direction stretching and a subsequent calendering step as a means to reduce the thickness of the multilayer microporous membrane, to reduce the percent porosity of the multilayer microporous membrane in a controlled manner and/or to improve transverse direction tensile strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Kristoffer K. Stokes, William John Mason, Kang Karen Xiao, Xiaomin Zhang, Barry J. Summey, Robert Moran, Jeffrey Gordon Poley, Brian R. Stepp, Changqing Wang Adams, Daniel R. Alexander, Shante P. Williams, Andrew Edward Voss, Douglas George Robertson
  • Patent number: 10761246
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for tuning light scatter in an optically functional porous layer of an LED. The layer comprises a non-light absorbing material structure having a plurality of sub-micron pores and a polymer matrix. The non-light absorbing material forms either a plurality of micron-sized porous particles dispersed throughout the layer or a mesh slab, wherein a plurality of sub-micron pores is located within each micron-sized porous particle or forms an interconnected network of sub-micron pores within the mesh slab, respectively. A polymer matrix, such as a high refractive index silicone fills the plurality of sub-micron pores creating an interface between the materials. Refractive index differences between the materials allow for light scatter to occur at the interface of the materials. Light scatter can also be decreased as a function of temperature, creating a system for tuning light scatter in both an off state and on state of an LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Marcel Rene Bohmer, Jacobus Johannes Franciscus Gerardus Heuts, Daniel Estrada, Kentaro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10738693
    Abstract: A highly efficient gas turbine engine includes a fan which is driven from a turbine via a gearbox, such that the fan has a lower rotational speed than the driving turbine, thereby providing efficiency gains. The efficient fan system is mated to a core that has low cooling flow requirements and/or high temperature capability, and which may have particularly low mass for a given power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Michael J Whittle, Pascal Dunning, Roderick M Townes
  • Patent number: 10737239
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in form of a homogenous powder, and a process wherein the metal-organic framework is molded into shaped bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Julia Burckhart, Stefan Marx, Lena Arnold, Claus Hofmann, Ulrich Müller
  • Patent number: 10723890
    Abstract: Curable film-forming sol-gel compositions that are essentially free of inorganic oxide particles are provided. The compositions contain: a tetraalkoxysilane; a solvent component; and non-oxide particles, and further contain either i) a mineral acid or ii) an epoxy functional trialkoxysilane and a metal-containing catalyst. Coated articles demonstrating antiglare properties are also provided, comprising: (a) a substrate having at least one surface; and (b) a cured film-forming composition applied thereon, formed from a curable sol-gel composition comprising a silane and non-oxide particles. A method of forming an antiglare coating on a substrate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Songwei Lu, Noel Vanier, Xiangling Xu, Shanti Swarup, David C. Martin, Kurt G. Olson, Irina Schwendeman
  • Patent number: 10720622
    Abstract: A microporous membrane according to the present invention is a microporous membrane containing a copolymerized high density polyethylene and a high density polyethylene, wherein a content of an ?-olefin unit having 3 or more carbon atoms in the microporous membrane is 0.01 mol % or more and 0.6 mol % or less, and a viscosity average molecular weight of the microporous membrane is less than 300,000. In addition, a battery separator according to the present invention contains the above microporous membrane. Further, a battery according to the present invention contains the above battery separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manabu Sekiguchi, Yuki Fukunaga, Keita Dohki
  • Patent number: 10703390
    Abstract: A body structure for a rail vehicle that includes a frame with at least one support element made at least predominantly of steel alloy, at least one equipment element made predominantly of aluminum alloy, at least one first plate having at least one longitudinal edge and a first surface delimited by the longitudinal edge, and at least one longitudinal batten of steel alloy, which is integral with the support element, wherein the longitudinal batten is fixed flat to the first face by way of friction melt bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Stephane Roll, Bruno Delphigue
  • Patent number: 10688469
    Abstract: The invention relates to a porous hydrogel matrix having substantially interconnected tunnel-shaped micropores with a three-dimensional configuration of an interconnected hollow tetrapod network. Such matrices may be used to entrap motile cells that migrate into the micropores of said matrix. The matrices of the invention are formed by a method comprising the steps of providing a solution of a hydrogel-forming material, providing a template material with a three-dimensional configuration corresponding to the negative configuration of the desired interconnected porous structure of the hydrogel material, said template material comprising interconnected zinc oxide tetrapod (t-ZnO) networks, casting the solution of hydrogel-forming material onto the template and removing the template material from the hydrogel material by acid hydrolysis of the template material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    Inventors: Christine Selhuber-Unkel, Iris Hölken, Sören Björn Gutekunst, Rainer Adelung
  • Patent number: 10668705
    Abstract: One aspect of a process of forming an aircraft component includes bonding a first end of a honeycomb structure to a surface of an aircraft skin member, the honeycomb structure including multiple connected cells. Foam is sprayed on a second end of the honeycomb structure opposite the first end. The process also includes curing the foam on the second end of the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: James Donn Hethcock, Dave Carlson, Paul K. Oldroyd
  • Patent number: 10661493
    Abstract: Provided is a blow-molding method capable of suppressing generation of blister-like bubbles and producing a high quality hollow molded article when forming a thick hollow molded article by blow-molding. A blow-molding method includes setting a die-slit interval in a die head according to a target wall thickness of a hollow molded article to be molded, extruding a molten resin in an accumulator into a cylindrical shape from the die slit to form a parison, and molding the parison in a mold. The die-slit interval is made smaller than a value set according to the target wall thickness at start of extrusion, and then is increased to match the value set according to the target wall thickness. The value set according to the target wall thickness is preferably corrected considering wall thickness reduction due to drawdown. The wall thickness of the hollow molded article is preferably 3.5 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Onodera
  • Patent number: 10646618
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel bone graft and methods for producing said graft. Said bone graft can be used for surgical, plastic and/or cosmetic bone replacement for a patient in need thereof. The bone graft is made of a scaffold or matrix of sheet material having a 3-dimensional pattern of a continuous network of voids and/or indentations for enhancing new bone growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy Ganey
  • Patent number: 10618328
    Abstract: According to an example, a supply reel may contain a web material sheet and a take-up reel that is to pull the web material sheet from the supply reel. A static web material applicator may be positioned in a feed direction of the web material sheet from the supply reel to the take-up reel. The web material sheet may slide over the web material applicator as the web material sheet is fed from the supply reel to the take-up reel. In addition, the web material applicator may cause the web material sheet to wipe a surface of a fluid ejection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steve A O'Hara, Scott Martin
  • Patent number: 10612717
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced insulation product may include a first layer of fiber reinforced aerogel composite and a second layer of fiber reinforced aerogel composite. The first layer may include entangled fibers, aerogel particles dispersed within the entangled fibers, and a first binder that may form a first binding framework that bonds the entangled fibers and the aerogel particles of the first layer together. The second layer may include entangled fibers, aerogel particles dispersed within the entangled fibers, and a second binder that may form a second binding framework that bonds the entangled fibers and the aerogel particles of the second layer together. The fiber reinforced insulation product may further include a third binder that may form a third binding framework that bonds the first layer and the second layer together. The third binder may be dispersed throughout the first layer and the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Ralph Michael Fay, Stanislav Kukatin
  • Patent number: 10611278
    Abstract: Cushion components for use in an aircraft and methods of making thereof. The cushion components having a lattice that is open celled, breathable, and has a compressibility profile that mimics an indentation load deflection (ILD) and spring rate of foam. In certain aspects, the elastomeric lattice is formed of interconnected cuboid structures that include, for example, interconnected face-centered cube (FCC) structures, interconnected body-centered cube (BCC) structures, or interconnected kagome structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler N. Pardue, Ryan J. Suhre, Daniel I. Udriste, Stephen A. Puglisi
  • Patent number: 10599791
    Abstract: The method including defining a volume element and packing the volume element with digital elements modelling fiber elements of the composite material, and extending longitudinally along a main axis, the packing including associating each digital element with a position in a plane in three-dimensional space and with an orientation of its main axis; and successively positioning each digital element in the volume element in compliance with the position and the orientation that are associated therewith, this positioning including putting the digital element into contact with a wall of the volume element and/or a previously-positioned digital element, and geometrically adapting the digital element to the wall and/or to the previously-positioned element with which it is in contact; a portion of a digital element being subjected to a deformation other than having its longitudinal axis inclined relative to the main axis of the digital element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAFRAN
    Inventors: Bastien Tranquart, Robin Mandel
  • Patent number: 10590246
    Abstract: A method of forming a vehicle interior foam article, the method including applying a mold release agent onto an inner surface of a mold, delivering a solution having aldehyde scavenger(s) to the mold such that a reaction of the aldehyde scavenger(s) with the mold release agent is prevented, delivering a foam material into the mold, and casting the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Jennifer Haijin Zhu, Ji Zhang, Mark Allen Dearth, Timothy James Hallifax, Mica Marie Debolt, Deborah Frances Mielewski
  • Patent number: 10569480
    Abstract: The use of magnetic fields in the production of porous articles is generally described. Certain embodiments comprise exposing a matrix to a magnetic field such that particles within the matrix form one or more elongated regions (e.g., one or more regions in which the particles chain). In some embodiments, after the magnetic field has been applied, the particles and/or a liquid within the matrix can be at least partially removed. Removal of the particles and/or the liquid can leave behind anisotropic pores within the remainder of the matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University
    Inventors: Jonathan Samuel Sander, Yet-Ming Chiang, Randall Morgan Erb
  • Patent number: 10562149
    Abstract: A chemical-mechanical polishing pad comprising a polyurethane polishing layer having a high storage modulus at low temperatures and a low storage modulus at high temperatures is disclosed. For example, the disclosed pad embodiments may be fabricated from a thermoplastic polyurethane having a ratio of storage modulus at 25 degrees C. to storage modulus at 80 degrees C. of 50 or more. The thermoplastic polyurethane polishing layer may further optionally have a Shore D hardness of 70 or more, a tensile elongation of 320 percent or less, a storage modulus at 25 degrees C. of 1200 MPa or more, and/or a storage modulus at 80 degrees C. of 15 MPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Lin Fu, Rui Ma, Nathan Speer, Chen-Chih Tsai, Kathryn Bergman
  • Patent number: 10562240
    Abstract: A fibre reinforced composite product can be made by first forming a scaffold structure (400) with a set of tubes (408) running within the product interior, using a digital printing process. Using a carrier fluid, the tube lumens are invested with fibres and then matrix material. The carrier fluid may enter through the end of a tube connecting with an input manifold (920) and exit the tube radially via a capillary (904, 908) which runs alongside the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Printed Structures Limited
    Inventor: Stephen Temple
  • Patent number: 10557208
    Abstract: A container structure having one or more sections and a method for manufacturing such a structure is provided. Using an additive manufacturing process, a mold material is applied to produce a shaped substrate in the form of the desired sections and/or structure. Multiple reinforcement members are disposed within the substrate and extend between and are at least partially exposed at the inner and outer substrate surfaces. A coating material is applied to the inner and outer substrate surfaces and bonds to the exposed portions of the reinforcement members. The mold material is removed and replaced with another material among the reinforcement members between the substrate coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: John Gebhard, Doug Schetzel
  • Patent number: 10549502
    Abstract: A breathable waterproof stretchable multi-layer foam construct includes a stretchable closed-cell foam layer having a first face and a second face. A plurality of vents are dispersed across the foam layer, with each vent extending through the foam layer from a first end at the first face to a second end at the second face. A first breathable waterproof stretchable fabric laminate is bonded by adhesive to the foam layer and covering the first end of each vent at the first face. A second breathable waterproof stretchable fabric laminate is bonded by adhesive to the foam layer and covering the second end of each vent at the second face. The breathable waterproof stretchable multi-layer foam construct can be used to fabricate such articles as floatation-assist devices, sports apparel and water immersion suits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: EPIC VENTURES INC.
    Inventor: Peter G. Berrang
  • Patent number: 10550711
    Abstract: In some examples, a coating may include at least one feature that facilitates visual determination of a thickness of the coating. For example, the coating may include a plurality of microspheres disposed at a predetermined depth of the coating. The plurality of microspheres may define a distinct visual characteristic. By inspecting the coating and viewing at least one of the microspheres, the thickness of the coating may be estimated. In some examples, the plurality of microspheres may be embedded in a matrix material, and the distinct visual characteristic of the microspheres may be different than the visual characteristic of the matrix material. In other examples, the at least one feature may include at least one distinct layer in the coating system that includes a distinct visual characteristic, such as a color of the distinct layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rolls Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Lee Chamberlain, Andrew Joseph Lazur, Kang N. Lee
  • Patent number: 10544521
    Abstract: In accordance with at least selected embodiments, the present invention is directed to novel, improved, or modified porous membranes, fibers, porous fibers, products made from such membranes, fibers or porous fibers, and/or related methods of production, use, and/or the like. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, the present invention is directed to novel, improved, or modified microporous membranes or films, fibers, microporous fibers, materials or layers made from such membranes, fibers or porous fibers, and the like for use in textile materials, garments, products, and/or textile related applications. Microporous membranes, fibers, and/or microporous fibers are made of one or more copolymers, such as block or impact copolymers, or of at least one polyolefin combined with at least one copolymer as a means of improving the hand, drape, and/or surface coefficient of friction performance properties for use in textile garments, textile materials or textile related applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Kristoffer K. Stokes, Xiaomin Zhang, Karl F. Humiston
  • Patent number: 10539822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glazing unit comprising a substrate coated with a variable light scattering system switching between a transparent state and a translucent state comprising a scattering layer able to scatter the incident light along scattering angles greater than the critical total internal reflection angle at the interface between the substrate and the air and at least one pair of elements absorbing visible light separated from one another at least by the scattering layer. The invention also relates to the use of said glazing unit as a projection or back-projection screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cardinal IG Company
    Inventors: Patrick Gayout, Emmanuel Mimoun
  • Patent number: 10482201
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a crack leading edge candidate extraction unit configured to extract a crack leading edge candidate after progress of a crack in a structure, an elastic energy release rate calculation unit configured to calculate an elastic energy release rate that indicates an elastic energy released when the crack progresses to the extracted crack leading edge candidate, and a crack leading edge decision unit configured to decide a crack leading edge after the progress of the crack at least based on the elastic energy release rate. The crack leading edge candidate extraction unit extracts the crack leading edge candidate that satisfies a predetermined condition from crack leading edge candidates obtained in terms of a construction of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Hongo
  • Patent number: 10481413
    Abstract: This invention relates to an ophthalmic lens comprising a transparent substrate with a front main face and with a rear main face, at least one of the main faces being coated with a multilayered antireflective coating comprising a stack of at least one high refractive index layer (HI) having a refractive index higher than or equal to 1.55 and at least one low refractive index layer (LI) having a refractive index lower than 1.55, characterized in that said multilayered antireflective coating has: a mean light reflection factor in the visible region for photopic vision Rv lower than or equal to 2.5%, preferably lower than or equal to 0.9%, for at least an angle of incidence lower than 35°; a mean light reflection factor in the visible region for scotopic vision Rv? lower than or equal to 0.5%, preferably lower than or equal to 0.4%, for at least an angle of incidence lower than 35°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RUPP + HUBRACH OPTIK GMBH
    Inventors: Conrad Höfener, Thorsten Stein
  • Patent number: 10464267
    Abstract: Continuous fiber tow structures are used to form lattice reinforcing bodies to be embedded in a molded polymer matrix. The lattice structures are formed and shaped to reinforce a portion of a predetermined three-dimensional article. Optionally, some or all of the tow members of the structure may be formed with internal vascular passages for passage of a heat transfer fluid through the structure in the function of the molded polymer article. A liquid polymer is molded around the lattice structure, fully embedding the structure. The liquid polymer which may contain short-reinforcing fibers, is then solidified to form the composite reinforced polymer article. And connections may be made to the composite article for the flow of the fluid through vascular passages in the lattice structure within the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. Coppola, Hamid G. Kia
  • Patent number: 10450935
    Abstract: An exhaust manifold may include a main body provided with a plurality of branching passages communicating with a vehicle engine and provided with a single passage communicating with an exhaust canister, the branching passages merging with the single passage; and a coating layer coated on an internal surface of the main body forming the branching passages and the single passage, the coating layer including an aerogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyung Seuk Ohn, Woong Pyo Hong, Hong Kil Baek, Bo Kyung Kim, Se Hoon Park, Seung Woo Lee, Tae Jun Kang
  • Patent number: 10442138
    Abstract: An information processing method for generating slice data in a shaping apparatus configured to manufacture a three-dimensional object including a shaping object by sequentially stacking shaping materials based on the slice data generated for each layer, the information processing method including the steps of: acquiring cross-sectional data; judging the presence/absence of a support required region; determining a type of the support to be disposed in the support required region; and generating, as the slice data of a target layer, image data including a structure region indicating the cross-section of the shaping object in the target layer and a support region indicating the cross-section of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidefumi Osawa
  • Patent number: 10434068
    Abstract: A microparticle for cell encapsulation is provided, having a core which comprises continuous fibers of decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) and, optionally, an outer layer. Also provided are methods of encapsulating cells in the microparticle, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the microparticle, and methods of treating disease in animals employing the microparticles of the invention, for example, treating Diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Marcelle Machluf, Deborah Chaimov
  • Patent number: 10414134
    Abstract: A coextrusion film has a core layer made of thermoplastic elastomer, and first and second outer layers sandwiching the core layer. The outer layers are each formed from a polymer having a lower elasticity than the thermoplastic elastomer of the core, each have a layer thickness of less than 15 ?m, each have a density of less than 0.800 g/cm3, and each have more than 500 gas-filled cells per 1 cubic millimeter of volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MONDI CONSUMER PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Henner Sollmann, Matthias Perick, Marcel Grossmann, Herbert Bader
  • Patent number: 10410794
    Abstract: An improved multilayer ceramic capacitor is described. The multilayered ceramic capacitor comprises first internal electrodes and second internal electrodes. The first internal electrodes and said second internal electrodes are parallel with dielectric there between. A first external termination is in electrical connection with the first internal electrodes and a second external termination is in electrical contact with the second internal electrodes. A closed void layer, comprising at least one closed void, is between electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: John Bultitude
  • Patent number: 10385647
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to swellable compositions, such as those, for example, comprising super absorbent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Weir Slurry Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco A. Gozalo, Sanford W. Clark
  • Patent number: 10335728
    Abstract: Provided are a filter medium for an air filter capable of having extended life even when composed of embossable material. The filter medium (1) has a tensile elongation of 10% or greater, and includes a main collection layer (30) having a filing rate of 5% to 15%, a thickness of 0.35 mm to 0.70 mm, and a peak in a fiber diameter distribution at less than 1.0 ?m and a peak at 1.0 ?m or greater. An average fiber diameter of small fiber diameters of less than 1.0 ?m is from 0.1 ?m to less than 0.8 ?m, and an average fiber diameter of large fiber diameters of 1.0 ?m or greater is from 1.2 ?m to less than 3.0 ?m. A volume ratio of the fibers having the small fiber diameter to the fibers having the large fiber diameter is from 30:70 to 80:20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Chizuru Murakami, Satoshi Hara, Tatsumi Sakano
  • Patent number: 10329469
    Abstract: Methods and combinations of mattress support surfaces comprising one or more flexible polyurethane foam layers containing highly thermally-conductive solids, such as diamond or silicon carbide, and said layer combination is capable of transferring heat from a warm surface, such as a person sleeping on a bed, to a cooler region at a faster rate throughout the mattress than the thermal dissipation rate obtained from flexible polyurethane foam without highly thermally-conductive solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Peterson Chemical Technology, LLC.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Gualtiero G. Giori, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10317149
    Abstract: A transparent heat-shielding/heat-insulating member includes a transparent substrate 11 and, from the transparent substrate side, an infrared reflective layer 12 and a protective layer 18 in this order. The protective layer 18 includes, from the infrared reflective layer side, a medium refractive index layer 13, a high refractive index layer 14 and a low refractive index layer 15 in this order. The medium refractive index layer 13 has a light refractive index at a wavelength of 550 nm of 1.45 to 1.55 and a thickness of 80 to 200 nm. The high refractive index layer 14 has a light refractive index at a wavelength of 550 nm of 1.65 to 1.95 and a thickness of 100 to 350 nm. The low refractive index layer 15 has a light refractive index at a wavelength of 550 nm of 1.30 to 1.45 and a thickness of 70 to 150 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Mitsumoto, Teruhisa Miyata, Noriaki Otani
  • Patent number: 10301513
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive agent composition comprising: a copolymer in which a polar functional group-containing monomer is polymerized by the content ratio of 10 weight parts to 50 weight parts with respect to 100 weight parts of a (meth)acrylic acid ester-based monomer; thermally conductive inorganic fillers; and a hollow glass filler or gas bubbles. Also provided is a method for preparing the adhesive agent composition, comprising the steps of: preparing a copolymer by polymerizing a polar functional group-containing monomer by the content ratio of 10 weight parts to 50 weight parts with respect to 100 weight parts of a (meth)acrylic acid ester-based monomer; adding thermally conductive inorganic fillers, a surface-active agent, a photoinitiator, and a photocuring agent to the copolymer to prepare a mixture; and adding a hollow glass filler or injecting gas bubbles into the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kim, Jang Soon Kim, Ae Jung Jang
  • Patent number: 10286420
    Abstract: The present invention provides a double-sided tape for a touch screen panel which comprises a shock resistant filler layer to exhibit excellent viscosity while being thin and have excellent shock resistance and an excellent waterproof property, and a manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NDFOS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Hoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10244801
    Abstract: Articles of athletic garments, particularly sports bra and methods of treating the athletic garments with a shear thickening fluid (STF) are disclosed. The athletic garment comprises a STF treated fabric. The STF treated fabric in contact with the wearer's body part restricts movement of the body part when the shear stress exceeds the shear stress threshold value and stretches and conforms to the wearer's body part when the shear stress is less than the shear stress threshold value. The STF treatment method may include immersing the untreated fabric in a diluted STF bath, metering an amount of the fluid on the fabric, and removing the diluent from the treated fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Reebok International Limited, STF Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Danielle Marie Witek, Richard Dombrowski, Norman Joseph Wagner
  • Patent number: 10240017
    Abstract: Composite panel, particularly for forming roof panels of cars and/or industrial vehicles, and method of manufacturing the composite panel, which composite panel includes a core of foamed material, at least one skin layer of nonwoven material, and at least one connecting layer between the core of foamed material and the skin layer of nonwoven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SACO AEI Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Savonuzzi, Paolo Steinbach
  • Patent number: 10233083
    Abstract: Methods and systems for separating carbon nanotubes are provided. An exemplary method of separating semiconducting carbon nanotubes and metallic carbon nanotubes contained within a solution can include providing electromagnetic waves travelling in one or more resonance modes and scattering at least a portion of the electromagnetic waves to form an electric gradient with the scattered waves. The method can further include recycling at least a portion of the scattered waves to the one or more resonance modes and separating at least a portion of the semiconducting carbon nanotubes and the metallic carbon nanotubes using the electric gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: William Fitzhugh
  • Patent number: 10201951
    Abstract: Styrenic polymer foams having one or two densified major surfaces are produced by applying heat and pressure (4) to such surfaces to soften the polymer and collapse cells adjacent to said surface to form a densified skin on such surface. The heated surface or surfaces are then cooled under pressure to form a foam having an undensified core (7) and densified skins (5) on one or both sides. The partially densified foams are especially useful for forming laminates in which the foam forms a core. Adhesion to external layers (30,32) is improved due to the presence of the densified layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Fabio O. D'Ottaviano
  • Patent number: 10195597
    Abstract: The manufacturing method includes a step of mixing a coarse particle zeolite, a fine particle zeolite, and a raw material of an inorganic bonding material to prepare a zeolite raw material; a step of forming the prepared zeolite raw material into a honeycomb shape to prepare a honeycomb formed body; and a step of firing the prepared honeycomb formed body to prepare the honeycomb structure. In the step of preparing the zeolite raw material, as the coarse particle zeolite, a chabazite type zeolite having a specific average particle diameter, the fine particle zeolite having a specific average particle diameter, the raw material of the inorganic bonding material which includes at least basic aluminum lactate is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamazaki, Toru Hayase, Kenji Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10195643
    Abstract: A method for printing ink on a substrate comprising the steps of coating a glass substrate with an adhesion promoter, depositing one or more layers of ink on the coated substrate, and laminating the imaged substrate. The substrate can be a glass substrate, and the adhesion promoter can include a silane material, powder coating, organophosphate primer suspended in isopropanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Domey, Matthew Wade Fenton, Govindarajan Natarajan, Paul John Shustack, Jian-Zhi Jay Zhang
  • Patent number: 10173901
    Abstract: The invention provides silica particles, formed from an alkoxysilane serving as a raw material, characterized in that the silica particles satisfy the following requirements (a) to (c): (a) the silica particles have an alkali metal element content of 5 ppm or less, with respect to the silica solid content; (b) the silica particles exhibit a moisture absorption of 0.25 mg/m2 or less at 50% relative humidity, and a refractive index, as determined through the liquid immersion method, of 1.450 to 1.460; and (c) the silica particles have a mean primary particle size, derived from a specific surface area as determined through the nitrogen adsorption method, of 10 to 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiko Yoshitake, Ai Umeda, Ichitaro Kikunaga
  • Patent number: 10161080
    Abstract: A ventilation insert for textiles, with at least one layer, covered at least partially by an absorption material and having ventilation openings, the openings being at least partially closeable via a liquid by swelling of the absorption material, obtainable by: a) treating a layer having ventilation openings with a mixture, containing a wetting agent, initiator, polymerizable monomer or oligomers, and a cross-linking agent, as a preliminary stage for the absorption material; and b) polymerizing the monomer or oligomer to form the absorption material while forming a bonded connection between the absorption material and the layer. The ventilation insert has a relatively low thickness, a low weight per unit area, and high flexibility permanently and independently of moisture after economical production, via one layer, self-sealingly closing ventilation openings, and containing the absorption material. The absorption material is connected to the layer by bonding, at least in some regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Gerald Jarre, Birger Lange, Volker Braeunling, Thomas Arnold, Iain Smith, Nermina Zaplatilek, Stephanie Lambertz, Ulrich Schneider, Dominic Kramer
  • Patent number: 10147964
    Abstract: A gasket for a fuel cell having plurality of protrusions coupled to a surface of a separation plate of the fuel cell and protruding from an air-tight line blocking movement between materials flowing along a plurality of manifolds, in a length direction of the separation plate is provided. In particular, each of the plurality of protrusions includes a groove having a set width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Seong Il Heo, Yoo Chang Yang, Chi Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 10130908
    Abstract: Metal organic framework membranes can be used in gas separation applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mohamed Eddaoudi, Bassem A. Almaythalony, Osama Shekhah, Youssef Belmabkhout
  • Patent number: 10125259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a limited composition containing a diacrylate compound represented by general formula (1). In the formula, R denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group. The present invention provides a diacrylate-compound-containing composition which provides a cured product having excellent physical properties such as low curing shrinkage, flexibility, resistance to bending, and low curling properties, and which can be used as a photo- or thermal-radical polymerizable composition and a cured product of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Umi Yokobori, Taketo Ikeno, Hideyuki Sato, Tomoo Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 10128341
    Abstract: Methods for forming nanoporous semiconductor materials are described. The methods allow for the formation of micron-scale arrays of sub-10 nm nanopores in semiconductor materials with narrow size distributions and aspect ratios of over 400:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Grossman, Brendan Derek Smith, Jatin Jayesh Patil, Nicola Ferralis