Void-containing Component Is Synthetic Resin Or Natural Rubbers Patents (Class 428/308.4)
  • Patent number: 10679598
    Abstract: A polymer resin film of the present disclosure has a plurality of through holes extending through the thickness of the polymer resin film. The through holes penetrate a substrate structure of the resin film. The through holes have openings formed in both a first principal surface and a second principal surface of the film. The through holes have a shape in which the area of a cross-section perpendicular to a direction in which the through holes extend is constant from the first principal surface of the film to the second principal surface of the film or increases from the first principal surface toward the second principal surface. The openings in the first principal surface have a diameter of 3 ?m or more and 80 ?m or less. A variation in a porosity defined by the openings in the first principal surface is 10% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Naoyuki Matsuo, Satoru Furuyama
  • Patent number: 10350938
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for producing a decorative panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Egon Hoff
  • Patent number: 10314346
    Abstract: A multi-layered face mask coated with discontinuous patterns of phase change material are incorporated into the face mask construction to provide for cooling of the microclimate in the dead space of the face mask. Optimized cooling is achieved by strategic placement of layers coated with a phase change material within the mask construction and the amount and density of the phase change material in contact with the temperature sensitive areas of the face, as well as areas experiencing the maximum amount of flux from exhaled breath. The shape of the mask can also be adjusted to increase skin contact with the phase change material and decrease dead space volume, which reduces the volume of warm exhaled air and can provide sufficient cooling with less phase change material. The discontinuous patterns of phase change material also provide inter-layer spacing between the layers of the mask, which can improve splash resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasad S. Potnis, Christena K. Nash, Eric C. Steindorf, Ajay Y. Houde, Joseph D. Hurdle
  • Patent number: 10214824
    Abstract: A composite component and a plated polymer component are disclosed. The composite component may comprise a body portion formed from an organic matrix composite, a first metal coating applied to a surface of the body portion, and an outer metal layer on the first metal coating that is erosion-resistant. The plated polymer component may comprise a polymer substrate, a metal plating layer applied to a surface of the polymer substrate, and at least one selectively thickened region in the metal plating layer. The at least one selectively thickened region may assist in protecting the plated polymer component against wear and/or erosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: William Bogue, Grant O. Cook, III, Gary M. Lomasney, Joseph Parkos, Colin J. Kling, Charles R. Watson
  • Patent number: 10167384
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a composition comprising (A) a heterophasic propylene copolymer, (B) talc and (C) a functionalized polypropylene grafted with an acid or acid anhydride functional group, wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer consists of (a) a propylene-based matrix, wherein the propylene-based matrix consists of a propylene homopolymer and/or a propylene-?-olefin copolymer consisting of at least 70 wt % of propylene and at most 30 wt % of a-olefin, based on the total weight of the propylene-based matrix and wherein the propylene-based matrix is present in an amount of 90 to 95 wt % based on the total heterophasic propylene copolymer and (b) a dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, wherein the dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer is present in an amount of 10 to 5 wt % based on the total heterophasic propylene copolymer and wherein the sum of the total amount of propylene-based matrix and total amount of the dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer in the heterophasic propylene copolymer is 10
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Marc Herklots
  • Patent number: 10143546
    Abstract: Provided are porous, biocompatible implant bodies and materials. These materials suitably comprise a population of randomly arranged and entangled thermoplastic constituents, with at least some of the constituents being bonded to one another The implant bodies are capable of being manipulated at room temperature from a first shape to a second shape, and of maintaining the second shape at about internal body temperature. Also provided are related methods of fabricating such implants and installing the implants into a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean H. Kerr, David Armbruster, Ami Saheba Joshi, James Dwyer, Ali Cem Recber
  • Patent number: 10030132
    Abstract: Provided herein is a plastisol composition comprising a halogenated polymer and an ethylene carbon monoxide copolymer that is dispersed or dissolved in a liquid plasticizer. A process for producing the plastisol composition is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Sara Luisa Reynoso Gomez, Elizabeth R. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9987822
    Abstract: A method of adhering multiple polyurethane foam layers together sticks a first polyurethane foam layer with a second polyurethane foam layer by using polyurethane system components in polymerization foaming reaction. The method contains steps of: A. delivering the first polyurethane foam layer toward a cladding position; B. cladding or depositing the polyurethane system components on the first polyurethane foam layer at the cladding position so that the polyurethane system components start foaming polymerization on and adhere with the first polyurethane foam layer; C. delivering the polyurethane system components and the first polyurethane foam layer to a press roller so that the polyurethane system components foam to produce the second polyurethane foam layer, and the second polyurethane foam layer adheres with the first polyurethane foam layer; and D. conveying the second polyurethane foam layer and the first polyurethane foam layer away from the press roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Tun-Jen Ku
  • Patent number: 9947928
    Abstract: The initial charge/discharge efficiency and cycle characteristics of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery are improved. Provided is a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a porous layer placed on the negative electrode, a separator, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The porous layer has flat voids. The minor axis direction of each flat void is perpendicular to the plane direction of the porous layer and the major axis direction of the flat void is parallel to the plane direction of the porous layer. The ratio of the major axis to the minor axis of the flat void preferably ranges from 1.4 to 2.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Kobayashi, Tatsuki Hiraoka, Masahiro Shiraga, Taizou Sunano
  • Patent number: 9817482
    Abstract: A secure keypad including a housing, a keymat within the housing defining a plurality of depressible keys and including at least one conductive trace traversing at least some of the depressible keys, a key contact board within the housing and being cooperative with the keymat for providing data entry inputs responsive to depression of the depressible keys and a tamper detection circuit coupled to the conductive trace for providing an output indication of tampering with the keypad responsive to a change in the electrical characteristics of the conductive trace resulting from the tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventor: Thai Wee Ang
  • Patent number: 9610384
    Abstract: A method of reducing the deterioration of a wetted hydrophilic coating caused by sterilization by radiation is provided. The method comprises the step of incorporating a thiosulfate anion and a buffer into the wetting hydrophilic coating comprising water. Some embodiments of the invention relate to a wetted hydrophilic coating, a wetting agent, a package comprising a wetted hydrophilic coating, and a method of sterilizing a wetted hydrophilic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Wilhelmus Belt, Robin Elisabeth Maria Jacobus Daenen
  • Patent number: 9493348
    Abstract: A barrier stack for encapsulating a moisture and/or oxygen sensitive electronic device is provided. The barrier stack comprises a multilayer film having at least one barrier layer having low moisture and/or oxygen permeability, and at least one sealing layer arranged to be in contact with a surface of the barrier layer, wherein the sealing material comprises reactive nanoparticles capable of interacting with moisture and/or oxygen, thereby retarding the permeation of moisture and/or oxygen through defects present in the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Ramadas, Soo Jin Chua
  • Patent number: 9362232
    Abstract: According to various aspects of the present disclosure, an apparatus is disclosed that includes a small form factor mobile platform including a system-on-package architecture, the system-on-package architecture arranged as a stack of layers including: a first layer having a first conformable material; a second layer having a second conformable material; a third layer having a third material; and one or more electronic components embedded within the stack of layers, wherein the first conformable material, the second conformable material, or both are configured to allow high frequency signal routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: Debabani Choudhury, Prasad Alluri
  • Patent number: 9333112
    Abstract: A sorption-based, adhesive contact apparatus and method for contact cooling a patient via conductive thermal exchange are described. The apparatus includes a pad, having a fluid containing layer and adhesive contact surface, and a sorption-based device, fluidly interconnectable to the fluid containing layer, for vaporizing fluid contained in the fluid containing layer and for sorping the vaporized fluid. The fluid vaporization and the vapor sorption cools the adhesive contact surface of the pad. A port control member may selectively establish fluid interconnection between the fluid containing layer and sorption-based device. An internal pressure of the sorption-based device may be established lower than an internal pressure of the fluid-containing layer prior to fluid interconnection therebetween. A fluid retention member and path defining members may be included to facilitate vaporization, vapor diffusion and vapor sorption, thereby enhancing uniform cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary A. Carson
  • Patent number: 9044410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing by wet spinning a continuous filament based on hyaluronic acid in free acid form, notably soluble in water. The preparation method according to the invention comprises the following steps: a) preparing a spinnable aqueous solution of hyaluronic acid or of a hyaluronic acid salt, preferably a sodium hyaluronate solution; b) extruding said solution to an extrusion die; c) forming the filament by passing the extruded solution into a bath of acetic acid, concentrated to more than 80%, drawing and drying. The invention also relates to a filament based on hyaluronic acid in free acid form, said filament having swelling properties in water and physiological liquids and moreover being solubilizable in water under certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: Alain Domard, Laurent David, Florence Dupasquier
  • Publication number: 20150111023
    Abstract: Coating porous material, such as PDMS, with parylene N, C, D, and AF-4 by vapor deposition polymerization is described in which a temperature of the porous material's surface being coated is heated to between 60° C. and 120° C., or 80° C. and 85° C., during deposition. The parylene forms nano roots within the porous material that connect with a conformal surface coating of parylene. In some embodiments, a watertight separation chamber in an integrated microfluidic liquid chromatography device is fabricated by heating tunnels in micro-fabricated PDMS and depositing parylene within the heated tunnels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yu-Chong Tai, Dongyang Kang
  • Patent number: 8968863
    Abstract: A two-layer mono-axially oriented film includes a first layer of an opaque beta-nucleated microvoided propylene-based polymer; and a second layer containing a dark pigment that is adapted for use in a thermal printer in which the thermal print-head contacts the exposed surface of the first layer. The dark pigment of the second layer pigment has a color contrasting with the color of the first layer and can contain a carbon black. The first layer includes microvoids and may be made transparent upon the application of heat by collapsing the voids of the first layer or upon the application of ultra-sonic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew H. Brown, Harold E. Koehn, Emilio Coletta
  • Patent number: 8962147
    Abstract: A powder metal component is made of compacted and sintered powder metal particles such as chromium-containing ferrous-based metal and is porous. Following sintering, the pores are impregnated with relatively smaller particles of ceria and/or yttria. The component is then heat treated and the presence of the impregnated ceria and/or yttria serve as nucleation sites for the formation of desirable oxides, such as chromium oxide, on the surface. The impregnated particles that lie below the protective oxide layer remain available throughout the life of the component in the event the original oxide layer becomes worn or damaged, wherein a renewed protective oxide is formed in such regions due to the presence of the impregnated particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Denis Christopherson, Jr., Jeremy Koth
  • 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: 8951636
    Abstract: Provided are composite particles which exhibit excellent fluidity and high liquid retentivity and which exhibit high fluidity even in a liquid-holding sate. Also provided are composite particles which permit direct compressing in an open feed manner and which suffer from little compressing trouble and exhibit high shapability. When shaped together with an active ingredient, the composite particles provide shaped bodies which have uniform weight, uniform active ingredient content, and high hardness and which suffer from less galling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Magome, Kazuhiro Obae
  • Patent number: 8916264
    Abstract: The invention provides a polyester film suitable for a back sheet for solar cells, which requires a high reflectance not only in the visible light region but also in the near-infrared region, and also requires a low reflection directivity. The polyester film is a cavity-containing polyester film having an average reflectance of 70-95% in a wavelength range of 400-1200 nm and an average transmittance of 5-30% in a wavelength range of 700-1200 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Mizuno, Mutsuo Nishi, Jun Inagaki
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8883298
    Abstract: The invention provides a polyester film suitable for a back sheet for solar cells, which requires a high reflectance not only in the visible light region but also in the near-infrared region, and also requires a low reflection directivity. The polyester film is a cavity-containing polyester film having an average reflectance of 70-95% in a wavelength range of 400-1200 nm and an average transmittance of 5-30% in a wavelength range of 700-1200 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Mizuno, Mutsuo Nishi, Jun Inagaki
  • Patent number: 8883280
    Abstract: A formulation includes a polymeric material, a nucleating agent, a blowing agent, and a surface active agent. The formulation can be used to form a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Philip A. Driskill, Charles T. Wallace, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds, Svetlana I. Contrada
  • Patent number: 8877223
    Abstract: The present application discloses biodegradable polymers, to porous and other materials comprising such polymers, and to various medical uses of such materials, including use as a scaffold for supporting cell adhesion or the in-growth for regeneration of tissue. The polymer is of the formula A-O—(CHR1CHR2O)n—B wherein A is a poly(lactide-co-glycolide) residue, the molar ratio of (i) lactide units [—CH(CH3)—COO—] and (ii) glycolide units [—CH2—COO—] in the poly(lactide-co-glycolide) residue being in the range of 80:20 to 10:90, B is either a poly(lactide-co-glycolide) residue or hydrogen, C1-6-alkyl or hydroxy protecting groups, one of R1 and R2 is hydrogen or methyl, and the other is hydrogen, n is 10-1000, the molar ratio of (iii) polyalkylene glycol units [—(CHR1CHR2O)—] to the combined amount of (i) lactide units and (ii) glycolide units in the poly(lactide-co-glycolide) residue(s) is at the most 14:86, and the molecular weight of the copolymer is at least 20,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Vange, Khadija Schwach-Abdellaoui, Hanne Everland, Peter Sylvest Nielsen, Brian Nielsen, Lene Karin Jespersen, Lene Feldskov Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8875402
    Abstract: A low volatile organic emission method for making a door using a liquid hardenable flowable material. The liquid hardenable flowable material expands upon contact with a blowing agent forming a foam, wherein the liquid material is formed from plant materials, and a door formed from the method. The method forms a door with sound deadening qualities, increased impact resistance, and resistance to burning and capable of sustaining at least hurricane force winds without deforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Glasscraft Door Company
    Inventor: John B. Plummer
  • Patent number: 8852742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing water-absorbent polymer particles by polymerizing droplets of a monomer solution in a surrounding heated gas phase and flowing the gas cocurrent through the polymerization chamber, which comprises coating the water-absorbing polymer particles with at least one sulfinic acid, sulfonic acid and/or salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Norbert Herfert, Thomas Daniel, Rainer Dobrawa
  • Publication number: 20140272375
    Abstract: This invention relates to coated polyurethane foams and to a process for preparing coated polyurethane foams. More specifically, these coated polyurethane foams comprise (a) a polyurethane foam substrate, and (b) at least one bilayer of a coating composition on the foam substrate which comprises (1) a layer of a positively or negatively charged carbon allotrope, and (2) a layer of a positively or negatively charged polymer. When the carbon allotrope is positively charged, the other material is negatively charged, and vice versa. The final product (i.e. coated polyurethane foam) contains at least 1% by weight of the coating composition, based on 100% by weight of the coated polyurethane foam. The foams described herein have a surface resistivity of less than or equal to 1012 ohms per square.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Karl W. Haider, Stanley L. Hager, Jaime C. Grunlan, Yong Tae Park
  • 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: 8795825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-reflective coating film. This anti-reflective coating film shows more improved interface adhesion and scratch resistance, which can be manufactured by a simple process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Heon Kim, Yeong-Rae Chang, Joon-Koo Kang, Jae-Pil Koo
  • Publication number: 20140205781
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composite material comprising a silicone component and an electrospun, porous polymeric component and methods of producing such a composite material. The layers are preferably processed so as to result in some degree of penetration of the silicone component into the pores of the electrospun polymeric component. The composite materials can be tailored for use in a range of different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Ballard, Bruce L. Anneaux, Joshua Manasco, Ping Hao, Jeffrey D. Moulton
  • Patent number: 8784982
    Abstract: Cushioning elements include a porous foam comprising a series of interconnected cell walls and an elastomeric material formed over at least a portion of the interconnected cell walls. The porous foam is configured to allow gases to pass through at least a portion thereof. Methods of forming cushioning elements may include coating interconnected cell walls of a breathable porous foam with a liquid comprising an elastomeric material, solidifying at least a portion of the elastomeric material, and providing a gas path through the elastomeric material. Other methods include pressing sheets of foam together at a pinch point, disposing a liquid between the foam over the pinch point, coating the foam with the liquid, and separating the sheets beyond the pinch point. Some methods include consolidating a plurality of portions of porous foam into a continuous cushioning material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Edizone, LLC
    Inventors: Tony M. Pearce, Russell B. Whatcott
  • Patent number: 8784966
    Abstract: A method of forming a material. A self-assembling block copolymer that includes a first block species and a second block species respectively characterized by a volume fraction of F1 and F2 with respect to the self-assembling block copolymer is provided. At least one crosslinkable polymer that is miscible with the second block species is provided. The self-assembling block copolymer and the at least one crosslinkable polymer are combined to form a mixture. The mixture having a volume fraction, F3, of the crosslinkable polymer, a volume fraction, F1A, of the first block species, and a volume fraction, F2A, of the second block species is formed. A material having a predefined morphology where the sum of F2A and F3 were preselected is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Nam Cha, James Lupton Hedrick, Ho-Cheol Kim, Robert Dennis Miller, Willi Volksen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8741978
    Abstract: A prepreg which is capable of being cured-in-place into a solid surface by irradiation, heating or a combination of the two is prepared. The cured-in-place solid surfaces can be used as veneer cladding for rigid substrates such as floor and wall tiles, kitchen and bath counter tops, sinks, cabinet door veneers, bath surrounds, architectural surfaces such as columns and roofs and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Moy, Becky E. Bushong, David A. Hutchings, Danny G. Hartinger, John Martin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8732978
    Abstract: Apparatus to dry milled silicon particles has solvent spray nozzles, solvent drainage, gas inlet, and gas exhaust. This drying can occur, for example, following an acid etch and a deionized water rinse. The drying apparatus is an enclosed system with a lid that contains a solvent feeding tube and exhaust ventilation. This enclosed system design creates an effective low temperature drying system in an inert atmosphere. The apparatus can handle a variety of different particle sizes, inhibits the growth of surface oxides on the particles by using lower temperatures, and allows reuse of solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Yuji Richard Kuan
  • Publication number: 20140141232
    Abstract: Provided is an electromagnetic wave shielding structure, including: a substrate; and a porous composite film formed on the substrate, wherein the porous composite film includes a continuous phase network fused from a plurality of metal nanoparticles, a first resin composition coated on a surface of the continuous phase network and a plurality of holes which are void spaces in the continuous phase network coated with the first resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Ming-Tsung HONG, Yun-Ching LEE, Li-Chun LIANG, Wei-Ta YANG
  • Patent number: 8728605
    Abstract: A water vapor permeable multi-layer thermal insulation (10) includes two water vapor permeable outer layers (16, 18) encapsulating inner air and water vapor permeable layers (14) of insulation material and at least one inner separating layer (12) of an air-open fibrous material interleaved with the inner thermal insulation layers (14) and having a mean flow pore size that allows water vapor to move from one side of the at least one inner fibrous separating layer to the other and through the inner insulation layers yet restricts mass movement of air from one side to the other of the at least one inner fibrous separating layer (12) to form a barrier to convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hunt Technology Limited
    Inventors: John Payne, Leslie James Squires
  • Publication number: 20140127961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a two-dimensional composite component (150) having a porous basic component (152) and an injection moulded component (154) rigidly joined to the basic component (152), said method comprising the following steps: introduction of the mat-like or panel-like basic component (152), comprising two mutually spaced-apart base sides (152b1, 152b2) and a circumferential narrow side (152s) joining the base sides (152b1, 152b2), into a basic component cavity (114) of a moulding tool (112), which further comprises an injection moulding cavity (116), closure of the moulding tool (112), so that at least a portion (152s) of the basic component (152) forms a portion of a wall of the injection moulding cavity (116), and injection of injection moulding material (156) into the injection moulding cavity (116), and formation thereby of the injection moulding component (154) and joining of the injection moulding component (154) to the basic component (152), wherein upon closur
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Roechling Automotive SE & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dennis SCHROTH
  • Patent number: 8695136
    Abstract: A seat cushion including a soft foam cushion constructed from open cell foam for comfort, and a plurality of closed cell foam pieces distributed within the open cell foam cushion for flotation and structural support, such as for use as a bottom cushion on an aircraft seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: BE Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander N. Pozzi
  • Patent number: 8673439
    Abstract: An article undergoing stimulus-induced deformation, that is capable of being driven rapidly and in large displacement in air, is provided. An article undergoing stimulus-induced deformation comprising, incorporated in a polymer material having a cell, a liquid crystal serving as a deformation source in a skeleton other than the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Miura
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140004333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of an ionic fluoropolymer in its H-form for the formation of an antistatic coating on a non-conductive substrate, and to a cable comprising an outermost non-conductive layer with a coating thereon which comprises an ionic fluoropolymer in its H-form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Wolfgang Bürger
  • Publication number: 20130273341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite materials and the use thereof as energy resistant, for example blast-resistant, materials. Preferred aspects of the invention relate to layered composite panels comprising solid foam materials which have both a blast attenuation function and an anti-ballistic function. In further aspects, the invention provides novel composite panels which are suitable for use as blast resistant and/or anti-ballistic materials. In some examples described, the layered composite panel comprises a polymeric material (10) bonded to a first solid open-cell foam panel (12), and a cured polymeric material (14) penetrates a surface of the first solid open-cell foam panel (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: ACELL GROUP LTD.
    Inventors: Aldino Albertelli, Michael Frieh
  • Patent number: 8557384
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising an alkali metal silicate, a wetting agent, and a hydrophilic antifog agent forms an antifog coating on a substrate. The coating may be applied to the surface of a film from an aqueous dispersion of the ingredients, followed by drying to form a composite film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Chen Zhao, Cornell Chappell, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130251977
    Abstract: A conductive polymer foam elastic body includes a polymer foam body having an open cell structure in which a plurality of pores connected in a thickness direction is exposed on a top surface and a bottom surface therein, and conductive polymer foam elastic coating layers formed by curing and adhering a conductive liquid polymer mixed with conductive powder to the top surface and bottom surface of the polymer foam body and the inside of the pores to be connected to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: JOINSET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sun-Ki Kim
  • 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
    Inventors: Yosuke Kasuga, Masumi Koide, Yoshinori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8491991
    Abstract: A microporous polypropylene film where film formability is improved in accordance with a ?-crystal technique which allows microporous films to be continuously manufactured at low cost is disclosed. In addition, a microporous polypropylene film of which the specific gravity is further reduced is provided. Furthermore, a microporous polypropylene film with a significantly high permeability is provided. In addition, manufacturing methods for these microporous polypropylene films are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun'ichi Masuda, Masatoshi Ohkura, Shigeru Tanaka, Reiko Morita, Hajime Fukushima