Voids Specified As Closed Patents (Class 428/314.4)
  • Patent number: 10583565
    Abstract: A control apparatus that controls a robot having a force detection part and a movable unit including an injection part that can inject an injected material to an object, includes a processor that is configured to generate teaching data in a position of the movable unit when the movable unit is moved from the object by a first distance after sensing of contact between the movable unit and the object based on output from the force detection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshito Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10584498
    Abstract: A floor panel having a foam pad and a laminated surface is contemplated. The foam pad includes a plurality of male and female fastening mechanisms. The laminated surface is attached to the foam pad and exposed to foot traffic. The panel is configured to be installed on an installation surface and interconnect with additional floor panels via the male and female fastening mechanisms to form a sports floor for a sports activity. Interconnections between the panel and the additional panels have no gaps or gaps small enough without interfering the sports activity. The panel is configured to be removable from the installation surface by disengaging the male and female fastening mechanisms interconnected with the additional floor panels. The panels can be easily installed and removed and have improved shock absorbency. The panels are portable and have a simple structure that aids in manufacturing, reduces cost, and are easy to clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TARKETT INC.
    Inventor: Stephane Leudet de la Vallee
  • Patent number: 10315491
    Abstract: A foam molded body has a cylindrical shape, is produced by foaming a resin, and has a mass per unit area of 0.090 g/cm2 or less and an expansion ratio of from 3.4 to 40 times. A duct for an air conditioner and a duct for a vehicle air conditioner include a foam molded body that has a cylindrical shape, is produced by foaming a resin, and has a mass per unit area of 0.090 g/cm2 and an expansion ratio of from 3.4 to 40 times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo Unno, Isao Yamamoto, Hideki Agata
  • Patent number: 9932739
    Abstract: A roofing material including a substrate having a top face and a bottom face. The roofing material further includes a non-asphalt coating applied to the substrate and an asphalt layer covering at least a portion of the top face. The bottom face is asphalt-free, or substantially asphalt-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Verhoff, Desmond John VanHouten, Scott William Schweiger
  • Patent number: 9822486
    Abstract: Flame-resistant paper for radio wave absorber members includes 40 to 70% by mass of pulp; 5 to 50% by mass of aluminum hydroxide powder; and 3 to 15% by mass of a flame retardant consisting of a polyborate, wherein the flame retardant consisting of a polyborate is contained in an amount of 7 to 25% by mass relative to the amount of the pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Sugahara, Takashi Tanoue
  • Patent number: 9734739
    Abstract: A bulletin board includes a board having at least three layers of material, in which a first layer of material has a density of 20-50 kg/m3, a second layer of material has a density of 140-170 kg/m3 and a third layer of material has a density of 20-50 kg/m3. The bulletin board has a front surface and a rear surface with an adhesive layer attached to the rear surface of the board, in which the adhesive layer enables the bulletin board to be attached to a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Reynolds Winter
  • Patent number: 9611407
    Abstract: A repositionable merchandising display strip is provided. The display comprises a thin, flat body and a layer of adhesive on the front and back surfaces of the body. The front removable adhesive layer releasably holds products and the back removable adhesive layer is formulated so that the display can be removably adhered to a surface such as glass, wood, metal or other materials commonly found in retail stores. The display may further comprise a peel-away front layer releasably attached to the front removable adhesive layer and a peel-away back layer releasably attached to the back removable adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark H. Heuer
  • Patent number: 9284429
    Abstract: Porous organic polymeric films having multiple discrete cavities can be prepared using a water-in-oil emulsion that includes a cavity stabilizing hydrocolloid on the inner walls of the multiple discrete cavities. The multiple discrete cavities can also include organic catalytic materials for various catalytic reactions, markers materials for security applications, or the multiple discrete cavities can be used to increase opacity, hydrophobicity, or other desirable properties compared to nonporous organic polymeric films composed of the composition and dry thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Tamara K. Jones
  • Patent number: 9187680
    Abstract: Hot-sealable coating systems and method for joining surfaces The present invention relates to a hot-sealable coating system, comprising a polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer (I) and an olefin vinyl acetate copolymer (II). The polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer (I) is obtainable by the reaction of (A) at least one diol and/or polyol component, (B) at least one di- and/or polyisocyanate component, (C) at least one component having sulphonate and/or carboxylate groups, (D) mono-, di- and/or tri-amino-functional and/or hydroxyamino-functional compounds (as appropriate), (E) other isocyanate-reactive compounds (as appropriate). The polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer (I) has a glass transition temperature of ?10° C. and the olefin vinyl acetate copolymer (II) has a minimum film forming temperature (white point temperature) of >+40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Buchner, Harald Kraus, Matthias Wintermantel, Dirk Achten
  • Patent number: 9067391
    Abstract: Methods for producing a coated biaxially oriented film and films made therefrom. An illustrative method can include orienting a base film in a first direction to provide an uniaxially oriented film; coating at least a portion of the uniaxially oriented film with a polyolefin dispersion to produce a coated uniaxially oriented film; and orienting the coated uniaxially oriented film in a second direction at a temperature sufficient to stretch and anneal the coated film to provide a coated biaxially oriented film having greater than 80% gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Pang-Chia Lu, Brad M. Moncla, Matthew J. Kalinowski
  • Publication number: 20150125686
    Abstract: A structural element for use as a core layer in a sandwich composite element, wherein the structural element (2) is formed from a plurality of mutually welded body segments (4, 5) made from an extrusion foamed thermoplastic, and wherein the structural element (2) has a first face side (1) for bonding to a cover layer, wherein a surface of the first face side (1) that can be loaded with a resin (8) has open pores (6), wherein the surface of the first face side (1) is created by hot-element cutting, in such a manner that the surface is thermally sealed to some extent, wherein a gloss value of the surface of the first face side (1), measured at 60° in accordance with DIN 67530-1982 is between 2 and 10 gloss units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Dietmar Rakutt, Martin Gaul
  • Patent number: 9005745
    Abstract: Polymeric foam and polymeric foam products that contain a foamable polymer material, at least one blowing agent, activated carbon, and water are provided. The activated carbon acts as both a water absorbent and carrier for the water. The activated carbon is able to control and increase cell size even in the presence of carbon dioxide, HFCs, and/or infrared attenuating agents. Additionally, the activated carbon permits a desired amount of water to be introduced into the polymer melt. By controlling the amount of activated carbon and its water content during an extrusion process, a broad range of cell sizes can be obtained in the extruded product. In exemplary embodiments, the activated carbon is added to a primary extruder and water is directly injected into a secondary extruder. Alternatively, the activated carbon is compounded with a polymer resin, pre-hydrated by conditioning or steam impregnation, and added to a primary or secondary extruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Nikoi Annan, Roland R Loh, Rebecca E Cochran, Yadollah Delaviz, S Thomas Brammer
  • Patent number: 8993089
    Abstract: Fabrics made for watersports and outerwear apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that there is at least one metal layer, forming a radiant barrier to reduce heat loss via radiation, and insulating this metal layer from conductive heat loss, and a process for its manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Zhik Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 8962122
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sealing material having excellent water resistance for a long time. A sealing material A of the present invention comprises: a rubber resin sheet 1; and a thermoplastic resin foam layer 2 formed at least on one surface of the rubber resin sheet 1. The sealing material A has a 25% compressive strength in a thickness direction of 2 to 40 kPa as measured in accordance with JIS K6767 and the thermoplastic resin foam layer 2 has a closed cell ratio of 10 to 60%. As a result, the sealing material A has excellent water resistance right after the use thereof and even after a long time has elapsed, and is suitably used in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Adachi, Shunji Hyoudou, Yasuhiro Konishi
  • Publication number: 20150027954
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for removing a target oil from an aqueous fluid stream using a capture medium. In embodiments, the capture medium can comprise an anchor substrate and a modifier technology supported on the anchor substrate, where the modifier technology complexes with the oil to form a removable complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: David S. Soane, William Ware, JR., Robert P. Mahoney, Ian Slattery
  • Patent number: 8889273
    Abstract: A non-conductive ceramic material contains a base ceramic material and at least one other ceramic material having a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than that of the base material so that the coefficient of thermal expansion of the non-conductive ceramic material is identical to that of a metallic material to which it will be matched. Methods of making and using same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: CeramTec GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Thimm, Jürgen Ruska, Johannes Ernst, Stefan Stolz
  • Publication number: 20140335472
    Abstract: A porous three-dimensional structure of polytetrafluoroethylene was created featuring an enhanced ability of soft tissue ingrowth, or, in the second embodiment, combining the properties of an enhanced ability of soft tissue ingrowth with a barrier for the deposition of the living tissue cells. In the first embodiment of the porous three-dimensional structure of polytetrafluoroethylene it contains the open through pores and the blind pores, uniformly distributed over the inner surfaces of the open pores and connected therewith, and is made of mixture of the free-flow polytetrafluoroethylene having the granules sized from 100 to 300 microns, and the constraint-flow polytetrafluoroethylene having the granules sized up to 20 microns. In the second embodiment of the porous three-dimensional structure at least one surface of the three-dimensional body is provided with a barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Anatoli D. DOSTA
  • Patent number: 8877331
    Abstract: The invention relates to foamed thermoplastic material articles of manufacture having an internal layered cellular structure (with segmented and varying physical properties across one or more dimensions). In one embodiment, the invention is directed to a multi-layer foamed polymeric article of manufacture having a plurality of discrete physical properties segmented across one or more dimensions, comprising: a non-laminated multi-layer polymeric object having at least one discrete outer layer positioned adjacent to a plurality of discrete inner foamed layers, wherein the at least one discrete outer layer and the plurality of discrete inner foamed layers are integral with one another, and wherein the at least one discrete outer layer has an outer layer physical property and each of the plurality of discrete inner foamed layers has a respective inner foamed layer physical property, wherein the outer layer physical property and the inner foamed layer physical property are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: MicroGREEN Polymers, University of Washington
    Inventors: Krishna Nadella, Xiaoxi Wang
  • Patent number: 8871330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal and/or sound insulation system with resistance to elevated as well as low temperatures comprising at least one inner layer (A) obtained from temperature invariant and/or temperature resistant material as decoupling layer, at least one layer (B) as intermediate temperature gradient layer comprising temperature invariant and/or temperature resistant material, and at least one outer layer (C) as insulation layer comprising an expanded polymer blend, the process for manufacturing of such a system and the use of such system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Weidinger, Christoph Zauner, Mark E. Harakal, Stephan Möller
  • Publication number: 20140299254
    Abstract: A label system including a heat shrinkable foam layer and a heat shrinkable overlaminate layer is described. The label can be applied to a container prior to and/or during heat shrinking. The shrinkage characteristics of the foam layer and the overlaminate layer are matched to one another. Also described are various methods of labeling and/or packaging using the noted label systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Mitchell J. RACKOVAN, Mark DANNER, James HING
  • Publication number: 20140295169
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foam sheet using cross-linked polylactic acid and method of manufacturing the same, and more particularly a foam sheet using cross-linked polylactic acid and method of manufacturing the same with not only excellent waterproofing and workability but also relatively high foaming ratio and a uniform closed foam cell structure, by producing cross-linked polylactic acid resin in a fixed condition using composites comprising polylactic acid, cross linking agents, and/or co-crosslinking agents, and then forming a sheet shape in a fixed condition using composites comprising the cross-linked polylactic acid and foaming agents, and then foaming at relatively high temperature conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Won Kang, Cheng Zhe Huang, Ji Hyang Son
  • Patent number: 8840987
    Abstract: A layered insulation apparatus and method of making that contains a multiple layer insulation that has a top outside moisture barrier layer, followed by a first flame retardant layer, followed by a metal layer, followed by a second flame retardant layer, and finally followed by a bottom moisture barrier outside layer. A sound abatement layer may optionally be layered on top of the first moisture barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Thermal Systems Holding, LLC
    Inventor: John W Mallette, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8831499
    Abstract: A thermally conductive silicone rubber sponge composition which is composed of 100 parts by weight of heat-curable organopolysiloxane composition, 0.1 to 50 parts by weight of organic resin hollow filler having an average particle diameter of up to 200 ?m and a true specific gravity of up to 0.3, and 20 to 300 parts by weight of thermally conductive filler having an average particle diameter of 1 to 30 ?m and a thermal conductivity of at least 15 W/m·K, with the highly thermally conductive silicone rubber sponge having voids accounting for 10 to 70% of the entire volume thereof. The silicone rubber sponge composition of the present invention gives a silicone rubber sponge having high thermal conductivity, small heat capacity, low hardness, light weight, and low permanent compression set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satao Hirabayashi, Nobumasa Tomizawa, Noriyuki Meguriya
  • Publication number: 20140212647
    Abstract: A complete system and method can be used for the repair and sealing of a sewer manhole. The process of the present invention includes surface preparation with steps to purge out embedded contaminants, application of a primer to the prepared and purged surface, application of a closed cell foam layer over the primer layer, and application of polyurea layer disposed on the foam layer. By first making sure the concrete is purged of contaminants, the system, when applied, cannot be damaged by the outgassing of contaminants from the coated concrete as may be possible with conventional systems. Moreover, the system of the present invention uses a 100% polyurea coating that provides appropriate flexibility, strength, and chemical resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Gilbert Lee Oldfield
  • Patent number: 8784962
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer insulation based on expandable and crosslinkable elastomeric material with improved low temperature resistance and flexibility, the process for manufacturing of such material and system, and the use of such material and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Armacell Enterprise GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Weidinger, Steve Weiss
  • Publication number: 20140154497
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a gasket material that is capable of preventing corrosion caused by sulfur element, can be used as a seal part for a product that is easily damaged by corrosion, such as an electronic part, and is capable of forming a tight seal under low surface pressure with a material having low rigidity and inadequate reliability such as to have a blowhole, and that can prevent reduction in bolt axial load without producing plastic flow (setting) under pressure. The purpose is achieved by a gasket material in which a foamed rubber layer having a closed cell structure is formed, via an adhesive layer, on at least one side of a metal plate, wherein the foamed rubber layer comprises a carboxyl group-modified nitrile rubber, the expansion ratio of the foamed rubber layer is 2.0 to 3.0, and the foamed rubber layer is crosslinked with an epoxy compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yokota, Isao Watanabe, Taichi Kano
  • Publication number: 20140093720
    Abstract: Disclosed are foam compositions and processes to form mixed tannin-phenolic foams. The foams comprises a continuous polymeric phase defining a plurality of cells, wherein the continuous polymeric phase comprises a mixed-resin derived from a phenol, a tannin, and a first monomer, and wherein the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of open-cells and a plurality of closed-cells with an open-cell content measured according to ASTM D6226-5, of less than 50%. The foam composition also comprises a discontinuous phase disposed in at least a portion of the plurality of closed-cells, the discontinuous phase comprising one or more blowing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael W. Cobb, Mark Andrew Harmer, Vivek Kapur, Ann Y. Liauw, Sharlene Renee Williams
  • Publication number: 20140093719
    Abstract: Disclosed are foam compositions and processes to form closed-cell tannin-based foams. The foams comprises a continuous polymeric phase defining a plurality of cells, wherein the continuous polymeric phase comprises a tannin-based resin derived from a tannin and a monomer, wherein the monomer comprises furfural, glyoxal, acetaldehyde, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, acrolein, levulinate esters, sugars, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, 2,5-furandicarboxylic aldehyde, urea, difurfural (DFF), furfuryl alcohol, glycerol, sorbitol, lignin, or mixtures thereof, and wherein the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of open-cells and a plurality of closed-cells with an open-cell content measured according to ASTM D6226-5, of less than 50%. The foam composition also comprises a discontinuous phase disposed in at least a portion of the plurality of closed-cells, the discontinuous phase comprising one or more blowing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Harmer, Vivek Kapur, Sharlene Renee Williams
  • Publication number: 20140087175
    Abstract: Disclosed are foam compositions and processes to form closed-cell tannin-based foams. The foams comprises a continuous polymeric phase defining a plurality of cells, wherein the continuous polymeric phase comprises a tannin-based resin derived from a tannin, a first monomer, and a second monomer, wherein the first monomer comprises formaldehyde, paraformaldehyde, furfural, glyoxal, acetaldehyde, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, acrolein, levulinate esters, sugars, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, 2,5-furandicarboxylic aldehyde, urea, difurfural (DFF), or mixtures thereof, and the second monomer comprises furfuryl alcohol, glycerol, sorbitol, lignin, or mixtures thereof, and wherein the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of open-cells and a plurality of closed-cells with an open-cell content measured according to ASTM D6226-5, of less than 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: EI DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael W. Cobb, Vincent Galante, Marj Andrew Harmer, Vivek Kapur, Sharlene Renee Williams
  • Publication number: 20140079941
    Abstract: Disclosed are foam compositions and processes to form closed-cell phenolic foams. The foams comprises a continuous polymeric phase defining a plurality of cells, wherein the continuous polymeric phase comprises a phenol-formaldehyde resole derived from a phenol and formaldehyde, and wherein the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of open-cells and a plurality of closed-cells with an open-cell content measured according to ASTM D6226-5, of less than 50%. The foam composition also comprises a discontinuous phase disposed in at least a portion of the plurality of closed-cells, the discontinuous phase comprising 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael W. Cobb, Mark Andrew Harmer, Vivek Kapur, Ann Y. Liauw, Sharlene Renee Williams
  • Publication number: 20140044926
    Abstract: Plastic panels for motor vehicles and methods for making plastic panels are provided herein. In one example, a plastic panel for a motor vehicle comprises a first molded microcellular polymeric substrate and a second polymeric substrate. The first molded microcellular polymeric substrate has a first outer skin, a second outer skin, a microcellular structured core that is disposed between the first and second outer skins, and a wall that extends between the first and second outer skins to define a support structure in the microcellular structured core. The second polymeric substrate comprises a weld feature that is aligned with the support structure and that is coupled to the second outer skin of the first molded microcellular polymeric substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Twork, Theodore Konieczny
  • Publication number: 20140004335
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a molded product of which surface is modified by a functional material using a molding machine such as a general-purpose injection molding machine or extrusion molding machine. The method for producing the molded product includes: mixing a block copolymer having a hydrophilic segment with the functional material; mixing the block copolymer, which has been mixed with the functional material, with a thermoplastic resin; and molding the thermoplastic resin in which the functional material and the block copolymer are mixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi YUSA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Tetsuya ANO, Hironori OTA, Masahiro OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 8590267
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of providing water protection to roof structures as well as the improved roof structures formed by the methods. The methods comprise providing one or more water resistant roof sheathing panels and installing the roof sheathing panel(s) on a roof structure of a building. Each of the roof sheathing panels comprises a wood sheet product and a nonwoven fabric mat adhered to at least one side of the wood sheet product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Alan Michael Jaffee
  • Publication number: 20130291270
    Abstract: A wet suit material includes a heat-reflective layer in combination with an insulative layer. In some embodiments, the heat-reflective layer is a metalized polymer film slitted to facilitate movement. In other embodiments, multiple panels of heat-reflective layer facilitate movement. In other embodiments, a reflective coating is incorporated in a stretchable liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin D. Fialko
  • Patent number: 8563126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a film 2 including at least one print layer 3 and a non-woven layer 4 having a density of less than 0.5 g/cm3.The invention also relates to a packaging product, especially an envelope, including such a film, and to a method for obtaining an above-described film, in which the film 2 is obtained by assembling, for example by extrusion-laminating or by laminating, a print layer and a non-woven layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Gascogne Laminates
    Inventors: Florian Chapalain, David Martinez
  • Patent number: 8551611
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a joint seal for sealing a component joint, which comprises an insulation material in an internal joint area and a sealing material in at least one front-side joint edge area. The insulation material comprises a single-component, moisture cross-linking, elastic polymer foam and the sealing material is a sealant which is vapor-diffusion tight, directly adjoins the insulation material, is single-component, moisture cross-linking, and sprayable before the curing, as well as having an elasticity which is essentially equal to or greater than that of the insulation material. Furthermore, a method for producing the joint seal is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Gabriel Pichler
  • Patent number: 8545964
    Abstract: A unitary roll-form shock and drainage pad for an outdoor field installation is formed by a continuous length of shock-absorbing polymer foam sheet. The sheet has a plurality of grooves in its lower surface, the grooves extending continuously along the length of the foam sheet and being spaced apart across the width of the foam sheet, each groove having a crest defining a maximum penetration of the groove through the thickness of the foam sheet. The foam sheet further defines a plurality of rows of vertically extending holes extending from the upper surface of the sheet toward the lower surface, the holes in each row being spaced apart along the length of the foam sheet and being aligned with a respective one of the grooves such that the holes extend into the crest of the groove. A plurality of elongate through-going slots radiate out from each of at least some of the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Fred Svirklys
  • 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: 20130225021
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods to form coatings on a substrate, the coatings comprising a blend of a poly(vinyl alcohol) composition comprising a poly(vinyl alcohol) characterized by a hydrolysis level of from about 85 to about 93 mole % and a 4 weight % aqueous viscosity at 20° C. of about 16 to about 75 centipoise; and an ionomer comprising a parent acid copolymer that comprises ethylene and about 18 to about 30 weight % of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid, the acid copolymer having a melt flow rate from about 200 to about 1000 g/10 min., wherein about 50% to about 70% of the carboxylic acid groups of the copolymer are neutralized to carboxylic acid salts comprising potassium cations, sodium cations or combinations thereof. Multilayer structures comprising the blend composition on a substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Elliott Echt, Richard Allen Hayes
  • Publication number: 20130216774
    Abstract: Fabrics made for watersports and outerwear apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that there is at least one metal layer, forming a radiant barrier to reduce heat loss via radiation, and insulating this metal layer from conductive heat loss, and a process for its manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Publication number: 20130209758
    Abstract: A coated thermoplastic film is disclosed. The film includes a polymeric substrate and a first coating layer. The polymeric substrate includes a first skin layer. The first coating layer on the first side of the first skin layer includes at least a first filler component. The filler component has a particular particle size relative to the open-cell, closed-cell or uncavitated structure of the first skin layer. Films and labels having improved balance of properties are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Anne P. Campeau, Dennis E. McGee, Kevin A. Kirk
  • Publication number: 20130189511
    Abstract: A high strength multilayered article is formed by bonding a composite layer to a foamed thermoplastic layer. At least one layer of the multilayered article possesses superior mechanical properties by admixing a polymeric matrix with naturally occurring inorganic materials in combination with an optional desiccant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: INTERFACIAL SOLUTIONS IP, LLC
    Inventor: INTERFACIAL SOLUTIONS IP, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130164484
    Abstract: A Hollow lightweight panel made of high tensile strength rigid material. The panel comprises multiple parallel elongated cavities. The cavities are sealed and pressurized with gas. The gas pressure acts to resist any deformation of the panel and thereby reinforces and stabilizes the structure. The panel is suitable for use as structural element in aircraft, spacecraft and road vehicles. The panel is especially effective as armor element, as a lightweight backing for hard layers and as rigid under belly and side panels where required to be resistant to bomb and mine blasts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Gigi Simovich
  • Publication number: 20130149930
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods to form ionomer coatings on a substrate, the ionomer composition comprising an ethylene acid copolymer comprising about 18 to about 30 weight % of copolymerized units of acrylic add or methacrylic add, based on the total weight of the parent add copolymer, the add copolymer having a melt flow rate from about 200 to about 1000 g/10 min., wherein about 50% to about 70% of the total carboxylic add groups of the copolymer are neutralized to carboxylic add salts comprising sodium cations, potassium cations or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU Pont DE Nemours and Company
  • Publication number: 20130129998
    Abstract: A layered insulation apparatus and method of making that contains a multiple layer insulation that has a top outside moisture barrier layer, followed by a first flame retardant layer, followed by a metal layer, followed by a second flame retardant layer, and finally followed by a bottom moisture barrier outside layer. A sound abatement layer may optionally be layered on top of the first moisture barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Nash & Titus, LLC
    Inventor: Nash & Titus, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130122244
    Abstract: A multifunctional fully integral panel system design, a unique material configuration, and a process for fabricating a net shape (or nearly net shape) panel in one production cycle. The panel may comprise a base facing with an outer perimeter, a decorative film applied to the exterior of the base facing, an aft facing having an outer perimeter fused to the base facing, and a reinforcement core disposed between the unfused portions of the base and aft facings, which reinforcement core also acts as acoustic insulation (i.e., a noise attenuator). Alternatively or additionally, a foam core or blanket having thermal and/or acoustic insulation properties is attached to the external surface of the aft facing. The fabrication process involves the application of different heat treatments to panel components having different forming temperature or rubbery/elastic plateaus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jayant Dahyabhai Patel, John N. Harris, Sergio H. Sanchez, James A. Fullerton
  • Publication number: 20130078414
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure constructed of carbon fiber that is compatible with Magnetic Resonance imaging and other radiofrequency technologies. The structure is comprised of carbon fiber elements as well as insulating elements that are substantially x-ray translucent (radiolucent). These elements are arranged in such a way that the structure can be used in modalities such as Magnetic Resonance imaging where carbon fibers typically cannot be used due to image distortion and localized heating. At the same time, the structures are designed to maintain radiolucency that is significantly homogeneous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: QFIX SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel D. COPPENS, Nicholas COLLURA
  • Patent number: 8377548
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein relates to relates to foamed thermoplastic material objects and articles of manufacture having an internal layered cellular structure, as well as to methods of making the same. In one embodiment, the invention is directed to a multi-layer foamed polymeric article of manufacture, comprising: a non-laminated multi-layer thermoplastic material sheet, wherein the multi-layer thermoplastic material sheet has first and second discrete outer layers sandwiching a plurality of discrete inner foamed layers, and wherein the two outer layers and plurality discrete inner foamed layers are integral with one another. The thermoplastic material may be a semi-crystalline polymer such as, for example, PET (polyethylene terephthalate), PEEK (polyetheretherketone), PEN (polyethylene napthalate), PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), PLA (polyactide), polyhydroxy acid (PHA), thermoplastic urethane (TPU), or blends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: MicroGREEN Polymers Inc., University of Washington
    Inventors: Krishna Nadella, Gregory Branch, Vipin Kumar, Michael A. Waggoner
  • Publication number: 20130017389
    Abstract: The present invention provides a double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet excellent in waterproof property (water stopping property) and impact resistance. The present invention relates to a double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet including a polyolefin foam substrate and an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on both. surfaces of the polyolefin foam substrate, wherein the polyolefin foam substrate has a volume percentage of closed cells of 70% or more and a degree of crosslinking of from 3 to 60 wt %, and the acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is formed from a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing: an acrylic polymer formed from a component including, as an essential monomer component thereof an alkyl. (meth)acrylate having a linear or branched alkyl group; and a tackifying resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori TAMURA, Naoki NAKAYAMA, Hiroshi WADA
  • Patent number: 8329287
    Abstract: A void-containing resin molded product consisting of a polymer having crystallinity, wherein the void-containing resin molded product has elongated voids whose longitudinal directions are aligned in one direction, wherein the elongated voids satisfy the expression h(avg)>T/100, where h(avg) denotes an arithmetic average of h(i)s which each denote a distance from a surface of the void-containing resin molded product to a center of each of 10 voids whose centers are closer to the surface of the void-containing resin molded product than are centers of any other voids in a cross-section of the void-containing resin molded product that is perpendicular to a direction in which the voids are aligned, the 10 voids being selected from voids in a region defined by one straight line which is parallel to a thickness direction of the void-containing resin molded product and another straight line which is parallel to and distant by 20×T from the one straight line; and T denotes an arithmetic average thickness of the cro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Sasaki, Tooru Ogura, Yasutomo Goto