Void-containing Component Partially Impregnated With Adjacent Component Patents (Class 428/306.6)
  • Patent number: 10377868
    Abstract: Polyurethane composites and methods of preparation are described herein. The polyurethane composites can comprise (a) a polyurethane formed by the reaction of (i) one or more isocyanates selected from the group consisting of diisocyanates, polyisocyanates, and mixtures thereof, and (ii) one or more polyols, (b) an inorganic filler, (c) an inorganic fiber, and (d) an organic fiber. Suitable organic fibers can include polyester fibers. The weight ratio of the inorganic fiber to the organic fiber can be from 1:1 to 20:1. Articles comprising the polyurethane composites described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BORAL IP HOLDINGS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Amitabha Kumar, Li Ai, Sarah Fortenberry, Russell L. Hill
  • Patent number: 10077011
    Abstract: An acoustic panel for a vehicle includes a floor panel, an underbody acoustic shield, and a perimeter seal positioned between the floor panel and the underbody acoustic shield to form a pocket of trapped air. The pocket of trapped air can further reduce a transmission of noise through the floor panel into the vehicle interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yuksel Gur, David Anthony Wagner
  • Patent number: 9757767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device, the use thereof and a method for producing highly porous, crystalline surface coatings comprising at least two spraying devices operating in sequential sequence for applying coating agents from the storage vessels (3, 4) to a material arranged on a sample holder (1) and at least one rinsing device (5, 13, 16) for removing unbound molecules from the coated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Christof Woell, Osama Shekhah, Matthias Franzreb, Hasan Arslan, Jonas Wohlgemuth, Roland Fischer
  • Patent number: 9090511
    Abstract: Process for producing an inorganic-inorganic composite material, in which an open-pore, crystalline oxide ceramic shaped part is produced from an oxide ceramic powder or a powder of an oxide ceramic mixture after shape-imparting processing and presintering, an infiltration substance is applied to this shaped part in vacuo and at room temperature, and the oxide ceramic is sintered in a densifying manner under an air atmosphere and at ambient pressure to form an inorganic-inorganic composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Frank Rothbrust, Christian Ritzberger, Volker Rheinberger, Wolfram Höland
  • Publication number: 20150123604
    Abstract: Provided are a magnetic field shield sheet for a wireless charger, which blocks an effect of an alternating-current magnetic field generated when a charger function for a portable mobile terminal device is implemented in a non-contact wireless manner on a main body of the portable mobile terminal device and exhibits excellent electric power transmission efficiency, a method of manufacturing the sheet, and a receiver for the wireless charger by using the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Dong Hoon Lee, Kil Jae Jang
  • Patent number: 8962132
    Abstract: A solid polymer electrolyte composite membrane and method of manufacturing the same. According to one embodiment, the composite membrane comprises a thin, rigid, dimensionally-stable, non-electrically-conducting support, the support having a plurality of cylindrical, straight-through pores extending perpendicularly between opposing top and bottom surfaces of the support. The pores are unevenly distributed, with some or no pores located along the periphery and more pores located centrally. The pores are completely filled with a solid polymer electrolyte, the solid polymer electrolyte including a dispersed reduced noble metal or noble metal oxide. The solid polymer electrolyte may also be deposited over the top and/or bottom surfaces of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Giner, Inc.
    Inventors: Han Liu, Cortney K. Mittelsteadt, Timothy J. Norman, Arthur E. Griffith, Anthony B. LaConti
  • Patent number: 8962143
    Abstract: A PTFE-based sliding material, wherein the porous sintered layer on the surface of backing metal is impregnated with baked PTFE, with one or both of the solid lubricant and wear-resistant additive together with fibrous PTFE forming an entangled fibrous PTFE structure, is used for a bearing of air-conditioner. Resistance of the bearing for local wear is required. Such wear resistance is to be enhanced. Carbides of an oligomer or polymer containing a hydrophilic group formed during baking are incorporated in the entangled structure of fibrous PTFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Yoshikawa, Akira Sawamoto, Hiroshi Ueda
  • Patent number: 8906495
    Abstract: This invention relates to a composite comprising carbon nanotubes coated with a polymer, wherein the polymer comprises at least one hydrophobic monomer unit. This invention also relates to a process for the production of a composite comprising a polymer and carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Nottingham
    Inventor: George Zheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20140356614
    Abstract: The first aspect in the present invention provides a composition that includes (A) 100 parts by mass of an organoalkoxysilane represented by the following formula (1) and/or a compound obtained by partial hydrolysis and condensation of said organoalkoxysilane: R1aSi(OR2)4-a . . . (1), (B) 0.3 to 20 parts by mass of an aluminum dicarboxylate represented by the following formula (2): (R3COO)2Al(OH) . . . (2), and (C) 0.3 to 20 parts by mass of an aliphatic acid having 6 to 24 carbon atoms. The second aspect in the present invention provides a composition that includes components (A), (B) and (C) and further (D) 0.01 to 10 parts by mass of a dicarboxylic acid having 6 to 30 carbon atoms. Further, the present invention provides a method for making a porous material less water-absorptive by applying the composition to a surface of said porous material and a porous material modified by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shunji AOKI
  • Patent number: 8883297
    Abstract: A method for bonding a porous flexible membrane to a rigid material is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes applying, at a bonding site of the porous membrane, a pre-treatment solvent solution, drying the bonding site of the porous membrane, applying, at a bonding site of the rigid structure, a first solvent that is capable of dissolving a surface of the rigid material, applying, at the bonding site of the porous membrane, a second solvent that is capable of dissolving the polymeric residue material dissolved in the pre-treatment solvent solution, and pressing the porous membrane to the rigid material at their respective bonding sites. In some embodiments, the pre-treatment solvent solution may include a solvent carrying dissolved polymeric residue material configured to fill the pores of the porous membrane at the bonding site of the porous membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Imergy Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Surapalan Nair, Majid Keshavarz, Saroj Kumar Sahu
  • Patent number: 8840991
    Abstract: A composite carbon nanotube structure includes a carbon nanotube film structure and a graphite structure. The carbon nanotube structure defines a number of micropores therein. The graphite structure and the carbon nanotube film structure are composited together. The graphite structure comprising a number of graphite segments filled in the micropores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai Liu, Ying-Hui Sun, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20140257320
    Abstract: Implantable devices such as stents, coils, implantable contraceptives, vascular plugs, vena cava filters, left atrial appendage (LAA) closure devices employing an adhesive component to assist in securing or holding the implant in place within a lumen of a patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew J. Fitz
  • Publication number: 20140241509
    Abstract: The invention provides a mesoporous structured material having a stacked structure, including a mesoporous structured material and a planarization layer existing on a surface of the mesoporous structured material. wherein the mesoporous structured material consists of a mesoporous matrix having mesopores and a material existing in the mesopores, the mesopores are exposed on a surface of the mesoporous matrix, and the planarization layer is existing in the mesopores exposed on the surface of the mesoporous matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Kitamura, Masahiko Takahashi, Hirokatsu Miyata
  • Patent number: 8802197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing an article comprising an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) and an IPN comprising article e.g. obtainable by this method. The method comprises providing a polymer substrate e.g. shaped to provide the desired article and applying it in a reaction chamber, providing at least one monomer for an interpenetrating polymer, exposing said polymer substrate in said reaction chamber to said at least one monomer in the presence of an impregnation solvent comprising CO2 under conditions wherein said CO2 is in its liquid or supercritical state and polymerizing and optionally cross linking said at least one monomer to form an interpenetrating polymer in the presence of a polymerization solvent under conditions wherein at least a part of said at least one monomer is dissolved in said polymerization solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: PTT Holding APS
    Inventors: Martin Alm, Maike Benter, Anne Marie Jensen, Joachim Karthäuser, Kjeld Schaumburg
  • Patent number: 8784981
    Abstract: A stainless steel-and-resin composite includes a stainless steel part and a resin part bonded to the stainless steel part. The stainless steel part has a porous film resulted from anodizing formed thereon. The porous film defines pores with an average diameter of about 100 nm-500 nm. The resin part is integrally bonded to the surface of the stainless steel part having the porous film, with portions of the resin part penetrating in the pores. The resin part mainly comprises crystalline thermoplastic synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Dai-Yu Sun, Yuan-Yuan Feng, Yu-Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8765254
    Abstract: The present invention provides synthetic membranes which are suitable as a human skin substitute for the investigation of transdermal diffusion of candidate pharmaceutical and cosmetic compounds. The membranes according to the present invention exhibit human skin-like permeability properties with respect to the diffusion of a wide range of compounds having widely different physico-chemical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Elena Chernokalskaya, Vivek Joshi, Mark Kavonian, Dave Brewster
  • Publication number: 20140154941
    Abstract: A unitary graphene matrix composite comprising: (a) a unitary graphene matrix containing an oxygen content of 0.001% to 10% by weight, obtained from heat-treating a graphene oxide gel at a temperature higher than 100° C. and contains no discrete graphene platelets derived from the graphene oxide gel; (b) a carbon or graphite filler phase selected from carbon or graphite fiber, carbon or graphite nano-fiber, carbon nano-tube, carbon nano-rod, meso-phase carbon particle, meso-carbon micro-bead, exfoliated graphite flake with a thickness greater than 100 nm, exfoliated graphite or graphite worm, coke particle, needle coke, carbon black or acetylene black particle, activated carbon particle, or a combination thereof. The carbon or graphite filler phase is preferably in a particulate, filamentary, or rod-like form dispersed in and bonded by the unitary graphene matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Mingchao Wang, Wei Xiong, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20140138128
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, compositions are described which are useful, for example, for the preparation of metal-clad laminate structures, methods for the preparation thereof, and various uses therefor. Invention metal-clad laminate structures are useful, for example, in the multi-layer board (MLB) industry, in the preparation of burn-in test boards and high reliability boards, in applications where low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is beneficial, in the preparation of boards used in down-hole drilling, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Arlon
    Inventors: Daniel Chang, Sam Najjar
  • Publication number: 20140134423
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the preparation and application of conducting polymers nanoparticle composites. Specifically, the disclosure relates to the preparation of polyaniline, or similar conducting polymers, as polymer nanoparticles on substrates prepared by chemical polymerization of aniline on the surface or inside the pores of the substrate. Isolated polymerization, e.g. inside the pores, avoids the formation of aggregate polyaniline nanoparticles. The process of the present disclosure may be used for both inorganic and organic porous solids that are water insoluble, acid resistant, and resistant to oxidants such as ammonium persulfate. The conducting polymer nanoparticle composites may be used in a variety of applications, including as anticorrosion coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Jianguo Wang, Sue Wang, Nar Wang
  • Patent number: 8722196
    Abstract: Proposed are a composite material having a high adhesiveness, wherein non-penetrating pores that are formed in a silicone surface layer are filled up with a metal or the like without leaving any voids by using the plating technique and the silicone surface layer is coated with the metal or the like, and a method of producing the composite material. A composite material, which has a high adhesiveness between a second metal or an alloy of the second metal (106a, 106b) and a silicone surface, can be obtained by filling up non-penetrating pores that are formed in the surface of a silicone substrate (100) substantially with a second metal or an alloy of the second metal (106a) with the use of the autocatalytic electroless plating technique wherein a first metal located at the bottom of the non-penetrating pores as described above serves as the starting point, and coating the surface of the silicone substrate (100) with the second metal (106b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Shinji Yae, Tatsuya Hirano, Hitoshi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8642169
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new and improved method and process for manufacturing a layered laminate device. Said device including a decorative surface between a carrier and visual surface as well as a backing surface positioned along the carrier surface. Optionally, the method and process may include creating channels associated with at least one of the carrier or visual surfaces, protective coatings associated with one or more of the carrier or visual surfaces, or barriers for receiving the decorative surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Edward H Waldman, Philip D. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140023849
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional structure. The method according to the invention comprises the following steps: applying to or introducing into a carrier element (1; 7; 16) particles (2), a plurality of at least partially interlinked cavities being formed between the particles (2) and the particles (2) coming into contact in points of contact, and interconnecting the particles (2) in the points of contact by coating the system consisting of particles and the carrier element, the coat (4) produced during coating penetrating the cavities at least to some extent. The method according to the invention allows the production of three-dimensional structures with little effort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Lisec, Mato Knez
  • Patent number: 8628842
    Abstract: An object is to provide a fiber-reinforced molded product that is superior in terms of lightness, thinness and high rigidity. A fiber-reinforced molded product has a core material 11 and a fiber-reinforced material 21 provided on both surfaces of the core material 11. The core material 11 is formed by impregnating a thermosetting resin foam having open cells with a first thermosetting resin and curing the thermosetting resin while compressing the impregnated thermosetting resin foam with a compression rate of 200 to 5000. The fiber-reinforced material 21 is formed by impregnating a carbon fiber fabric with a second thermosetting resin and curing the second thermosetting resin. A resin ratio of the first and second thermosetting resins after the impregnation is 50 to 80. The core material 11 and the fiber-reinforced material 21 are formed as a unitary body by curing the first and second thermosetting resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Inoac Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Kasuga, Yoshinori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8603614
    Abstract: A friction material which includes a porous base material, at least one type of resin material, and at least one type of nanoparticle-sized friction modifying particle is disclosed. The resin material is substantially uniformly dispensed throughout the base material and a non-continuous layer of a predetermined amount of the nanoparticle-sized friction modifying materials forms a porous top surface on the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Lam, Yih-Fang Chen, Kenji Maruo
  • Patent number: 8597789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to innovative antifouling additives, to a process for producing them, to coating systems comprising the antifouling systems of the invention, to a process for producing the coating systems, and to the use of the antifouling additives and coating systems of the invention for preventing the underwater fouling of surfaces of objects which are in contact or come into contact with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Katharina Schulz, Rüdiger Mertsch, Jürgen Meyer, Günther Michael, Matthias Rochnia, Thorsten Schultz, Juri Tschernjaew
  • Patent number: 8563125
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mica paper composite and a process for making the mica paper composite. Articles comprising the mica paper composite are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Kostantinos Kourtakis, Gerard Joseph Grier
  • Patent number: 8545973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to containers suitable for uses such as liquid hot-fill processes. More specifically the invention relates a containers having gas permeable vents with an integral sealing means that is externally activatable by non-mechanical means to effect hermetic sealing of the containers after filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel D. Smolko, Gregory J. Kevorkian
  • Patent number: 8535794
    Abstract: Device, especially a piece of sporting equipment for use in surfing or similar activities, includes a base made of foamed plastic, which has at least one laminate coating made of a fabric laminate and an underlay compound. The device includes an intermediate layer between the base and the laminate coating. Likewise provided are a number of processes for producing fiber composites in connection with foamed plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Sven Brauers, Rouven Brauers
  • Publication number: 20130189509
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced molded product 10 includes a core material 11, a fiber reinforcing material 21 laminated on at least one surface of the core material 11, and a surface material 25 laminated on the fiber reinforcing material 21. The core material 11, the fiber reinforcing material 21, and the surface material 25 are integrated. The fiber reinforcing material 21 includes a fiber fabric 21A and a thermosetting resin 11B and 21B impregnated into the fiber fabric 21 and cured. The surface material 25 includes a porous sheet 25A having open cells, the number of the cells being 8 to 80 cells/25 mm, and the thermosetting resin 11B and 21B moved out of the fiber fabric 21 into the porous sheet 25A and cured, and the surface material 25A has a surface roughness Rz of 30 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: INOAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Kasuga, Masumi Koide, Yoshinori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8486516
    Abstract: Disclosed are composite building boards and associated manufacturing methods. The composite boards may include, for example, one or more slurry layers with embedded fibrous mats. An exterior plastic coating is mechanically adhered to the underlying slurry layer. The plastic layer chemically bonds and cross-links with polymer additives within the slurry layer. The result is an integrated polymer matrix with greatly improved durability and surface strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Hauber, Gerald D. Boydston
  • Publication number: 20130167965
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an article having a surface modified to alter its surface tension property and increase resistance to sand abrasion as characterized by a material volume loss of less than 75 mm3 according to ASTM G65-04 Procedure B. In one embodiment of the method, an intermediate layer is first deposited onto a substrate of the article. At least a substrate on the article is protected by a coating layer, which comprises: an intermediate layer adjacent to the substrate with a thickness of at least 2 mils containing a plurality of pores with a total pore volume of 5 to 50% within a depth of at least 2 mils; and a surface layer comprising a lubricant material deposited onto the intermediate layer. The lubricant material infiltrates at least a portion of the pores for the coating to have the desired surface tension depending on the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Justin Lee Cheney, Grzegorz Jan Kusinski
  • Patent number: 8465843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying a crack resistant coating on a surface, where the crack resistant coating increases resistance to high vertical and horizontal movements and high shear stresses on the surface. The method comprises the steps of applying a binding material to the surface and applying an aggregate mixture within 15 seconds of applying the binding material to the surface, where the aggregate mixture comprises aggregate particles and an asphalt solution and where the aggregate mixture has a plurality of air voids, and where the binding material fills at least 15% of the air voids in the aggregate mixture (AVFA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Arr-Maz Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Marvin Keller Exline, Jon Brett Wingo, James Joseph Cunningham, James J. Barnat
  • Patent number: 8460784
    Abstract: An image transfer belt is provided for use in digital printing applications which includes a base film layer having perforations therein which are filled with a conductive polymer layer to provide controlled conductivity to the belt. The belt further includes a compliant layer over the conductive polymer layer. The resulting belt exhibits electrical properties suitable for digital image transfer. These properties may be varied according to the desired application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Jennings, Allen Shannon, Richard Czerner
  • Publication number: 20130134081
    Abstract: A hybrid porous structure may include a base template and an ionic polymer coating layer within the base template. The structural framework of the base template itself is non-porous. The base template fills the gaps among a plurality of imaginary spherical bodies stacked in three-dimensions as an imaginary stack. The ionic polymer coating layer is laminated on an inner surface of the base template inside the imaginary spherical bodies. The imaginary spherical bodies may have a pore in the center which is not occupied by the ionic polymer coating layer. The hybrid porous structure may include a plurality of necks, which are openings formed in a contact part where adjacent imaginary spherical bodies contact each other. The necks may be interconnected to the pores located in the center part of the imaginary spherical bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo Kang, Pil Jin Yoo, Sung Soo Han, Young Hun Kim, Seon Ju Yeo
  • Patent number: 8449973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reflective member. The reflective member includes a reflective layer formed to be porous using an inorganic material. The reflective layer has a porosity of 15-43%. The reflective layer is formed by partly combining a plurality of inorganic particles with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Kousuke Katabe, Yuki Mori
  • Patent number: 8449972
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mica paper composite and a process for making the mica paper composite. Articles comprising the mica paper composite are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Kostantinos Kourtakis, Gerard Joseph Grier
  • Patent number: 8383956
    Abstract: A multilayer printed circuit board has an insulation layer, a first conductor layer provided over a first side of the insulation layer, a second conductor layer provided over a second side of the insulation layer opposite to the first side, and multiple filled vias electrically connecting the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer. The filled vias have upper surfaces, respectively, and each of the upper surfaces is made such that a difference between a lowest point and a highest point of each of the upper surfaces is less than or equal to about 7 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: IBIDEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Nakai, Satoru Kawai, Hiroshi Niwa, Yoshiyuki Iwata
  • Publication number: 20120315461
    Abstract: A method for making a composite and/or structured material includes: forming a lattice construction from a plurality of solid particles, the construction being formed so as to have one or more gaps between the particles; invading the lattice construction with a fluid material such that the fluid material at least partially penetrates the gaps; and, solidifying the material which invaded the lattice construction to form a composite material. In one suitable embodiment, the method further includes removing at least a portion of the lattice construction from the composite material thereby forming at the location of the removed portion one or more pores in the solidified material that invaded the construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Ali R. MEHRABI, Reza MEHRABI, Frank CHICA, Janet HSIAO, Juan deSANTOS AVILA
  • Patent number: 8318297
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a synthetic nanostructure. In one embodiment, the synthetic nanostructure has a top region substantially comprising titanate nanowires, a middle region substantially comprising titanate nanoparticles and titanate nanowires, and a bottom region substantially comprising titanium, wherein some of the titanate nanowires of the top region are extending into the middle region, wherein the middle region is between the top region and the bottom region, and wherein some of the titanate nanowires of the top region are substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface of the titanium substrate. At least some of the titanate nanowires in the top region form 3D macroporous scaffolds with interconnected macropores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
    Inventors: Z. Ryan Tian, Joshua Epstein
  • Patent number: 8287982
    Abstract: The invention provides a knitted spacer fabric having a tightly knitted bottom layer, a more loosely knitted upper layer and pile yarns extending across the space between the lower and upper faces. Settable material, is introduced into the space between the upper and lower faces and can be caused to set by the addition of a liquid. Until set, the fabric is flexible and can be shaped but after the material in space has set, the fabric is rigid and can be used as a structural element in a wide range of situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Concrete Canvas Limited
    Inventors: Peter Brewin, William Crawford
  • Publication number: 20120238174
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention describe secured fiber-reinforced aerogels and laminate structures formed therefrom. In one embodiment a laminate comprises at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer adjacent to at least one layer of fiber containing material wherein fibers from said at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer are interlaced with fibers of said at least one fiber-containing material. In another embodiment a laminate comprises at least two adjacent fiber-reinforced aerogel layers wherein fibers from at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer are interlaced with fibers of an adjacent fiber-reinforced aerogel layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Bullock, Aaron R. Tomich
  • Publication number: 20120237755
    Abstract: A stainless steel-and-resin composite includes a stainless steel part and a resin part bonded to the stainless steel part. The stainless steel part has a porous film resulted from anodizing formed thereon. The porous film defines pores with an average diameter of about 100 nm-500 nm. The resin part is integrally bonded to the surface of the stainless steel part having the porous film, with portions of the resin part penetrating in the pores. The resin part mainly comprises crystalline thermoplastic synthetic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen ) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIN-PEI CHANG, WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, DAI-YU SUN, YUAN-YUAN FENG, YU-QIANG WANG
  • Patent number: 8257825
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, including a porous membrane including ceramic fibers crisscrossed in a network and pores formed by the ceramic fibers coalesced at intersection points, and a proton conductive polymer inside the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Tak Kim, Ho-Jin Kweon
  • Patent number: 8216667
    Abstract: This invention provides a tantalum carbide-coated carbon material, which has excellent corrosion resistance to reducing gases and thermal shock resistance at high temperatures, and a process for producing the same. The tantalum carbide-coated carbon material comprises a carbon substrate and a coating film provided on the carbon substrate directly or through an intermediate layer. The coating film is formed of a large number of densely aggregated fine crystals of tantalum carbide. The diffraction line of the (220) plane of tantalum carbide shows the maximum diffraction intensity in an X-ray diffraction pattern of the coating film. More preferably, this diffraction intensity is not less than four times the intensity of a diffraction line showing the second highest diffraction intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tanso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Fujiwara, Norimasa Yamada, Yoshihisa Abe
  • Patent number: 8211538
    Abstract: A security coating on an electronic circuit assembly comprises a mesh coating that may have a unique signature pattern and comprise materials that easily produce an image of the signature so that it is possible to determine if reverse engineering has been attempted. Spaces in the mesh may include electrical components to erase circuit codes to destroy the functionality and value of the protected die if the mesh coated is disturbed. The voids may include compositions to enhance the mesh signature and abrade the circuit if tampering takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth H. Heffner
  • Patent number: 8206820
    Abstract: The present invention envisages a cleaning implement comprising a melamine foam preferably having a thickness of at least about 5 mm and a perfume source, processes for making them and methods for using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Iris Bogaerts, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Wolfgang Edgar Huhn, Stefano Scialla, Vincenzo Tomarchio
  • Publication number: 20120135222
    Abstract: An aluminum article includes a substrate comprising a surface having a plurality of nano-pores defined therein by chemical etching; and a transparent vacuum deposition layer deposited on the surface and filling the nano-pores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIN-PEI CHANG, WEN-RONG CHEN, HUANN-WU CHIANG, CHENG-SHI CHEN, HUA-YANG XU
  • Patent number: 8163363
    Abstract: A dunnage platform is in the general shape of a rectangular slab with legs extending form one side. The dunnage platform is made from an expanded polystyrene core. A chemical combination process is used to chemically combine portion of the core proximal to its surface with high impact polystyrene. In a first of two parts of the combination process, the core is placed in a forming mold with one of its two sides and two thirds of its thickness extending therefrom. A heated sheet of high impact polystyrene is brought into contact with the portion of the core extending from the mold. In a similar manner, the other of the two sides of the core is made to extend from the forming mold for contact with a heated sheet of high impact polystyrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Airdex International, Inc.
    Inventor: Laurence W Dummett
  • Publication number: 20120088871
    Abstract: A flame-retardant compound has a structure represented by formula (2): (Ar2—O—CO—O—)nA2-X-A1(—O—CO—O—Ar1)m??(2) wherein A1 and A2 each independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group; X represents a divalent group represented by —S—, —O—, —CO—, —CN—, —CH2—, —C(CH3)2—, —CH(CH3)—, —NH—, —SO— or —SO2— Ar1 and Ar2 each independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group; and m and n each independently represents an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato MIKAMI, Masayuki OKOSHI, Kazuya YAMANOI
  • Patent number: 8147955
    Abstract: The joint-sealing tape of flexible foam capable of recovering its shape after compression with two lateral surfaces (3, 4) is colored on at least one of the two lateral surfaces (3, 4) with a colorant in such a way that, in a partially expanded functional state of the sealing tape, i.e., in a state of partial recovery after compression, the coloring on the lateral surface (3, 4), when viewed from the side, appears to the human eye as a continuous colored surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: ISO-Chemie GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Deib