Plural Void-containing Components Patents (Class 428/316.6)
  • Patent number: 10975208
    Abstract: A thin, freestanding, microporous polyolefin web with good heat resistance and dimensional stability includes an inorganic surface layer. A first preferred embodiment is a microporous polyolefin base membrane in which colloidal inorganic particles are present in its bulk structure. Each of second and third preferred embodiments is a thin, freestanding microporous polyolefin web that has an inorganic surface layer containing no organic hydrogen bonding component for the inorganic particles. The inorganic surface layer of the second embodiment is achieved by hydrogen bonding with use of an inorganic acid, and the inorganic surface layer of the third embodiment is achieved by one or both of hydrogen bonding and chemical reaction of the surface groups on the inorganic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AMTEK RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Pekala, Daniel K. Lee, James E. Emanuel, Robert Waterhouse, Weston J. Wood, Andrew Wimer
  • Patent number: 10898219
    Abstract: Surgical systems and methods are provided for controlling actuation and movement of various surgical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Cortney E. Henderson, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Cara Shapiro, Kevin D. Felder, Joshua Dean Young
  • Patent number: 10899898
    Abstract: Provided herein are seam tapes and related methods. The seam tapes can be compatible with polyolefin-based waterproof/breathable (w/b) membranes, including polypropylene (PP) w/b membranes and/or polyethylene (PE) w/b membranes. Also provided are seams sealed by means of these seam tapes, as well as materials, fabrics, and garments including one or more of these sealed seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Karl F. Humiston, Kristoffer K. Stokes, Perry K. Hancock
  • Patent number: 10881165
    Abstract: A zipper-free moisture-permeable waterproof high-top shoe includes a high-top inner sock body having a first foot portion and a first leg portion cooperating with each other to define a foot space. A moisture-permeable waterproof high-top shoe-like sleeve is sleeved on the high-top inner sock body and has a second foot portion. A moisture-permeable waterproof low-top shoe-like sleeve is sleeved on the second foot portion and has a sleeve body. A high-top outer sock body is sleeved on an assembly of the inner sock body, the high-top shoe-like sleeve and the low-top shoe-like sleeve, and has a third foot portion. A sole is fixed to a bottom portion of the third foot portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Chung-Hao Chang, Chia-Ying Chang
  • Patent number: 10882278
    Abstract: A composite membrane for hydrogen separation and purification, including: a modified and activated support, a Palladium (Pd) layer, and an interstice layer between the second surface-modifying layer and the Pd layer. The support includes a support substrate, a first surface-modifying layer on the support substrate, and a second surface-modifying layer on the first surface-modifying layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Ali Akbar Babalou, Sona Jamshidi
  • Patent number: 10813469
    Abstract: A support cushion and a method of producing a support cushion are provided. The support cushion includes a base layer having a lower surface and an upper surface, and a plurality of surface coatings positioned atop the upper surface of the base layer, the plurality of surface coatings configured to allow an amount of air to flow through the base layer and the plurality of surface coatings, and the plurality of surface coatings further configured to provide a cooling effect. The method of producing a support cushion includes the steps of providing a base layer having a lower surface and an upper surface; applying a plurality of surface coatings to the upper surface of the base layer, the plurality of surface coatings configured to allow an amount of air to flow through the base layer and the plurality of surface coatings and further configured to provide a cooling effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Tempur World, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony G. Turoso, Stephen Wallace, Beat Niederoest, Michael Mozeika
  • Patent number: 10710345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a waterproof and water vapor permeable laminate, comprising: an first functional layer comprising a first water vapor permeable membrane; a second functional layer comprising a second water vapor permeable membrane; and a water vapor permeable intermediate textile layer arranged in between the first membrane and the second membrane and attached to the outer and inner functional layers in a water vapor permeable manner; the intermediate textile layer being hydrophobic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH, W. L. Gore & Associates (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Martin Hottner, Gerry Mulligan
  • Patent number: 10696012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite of a multilayer structure comprising a polyester foam and a polyester resin layer, and a use thereof. A polyester composite according to the present invention provides a composite which is capable of improving a working environment, improves durability and strength and has light weight; is easy to reuse; and can be variously utilized for different uses such as a vehicle interior or exterior material or building insulation materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUVIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kwang Hee Lee, Mee Huh, Seung Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10559769
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible substrate includes injecting a first reactant above a polymer substrate into a top surface of the polymer substrate and infiltrating the first reactant into the polymer substrate, injecting a second reactant below the polymer substrate into a bottom surface of the polymer substrate and infiltrating the second reactant into the polymer substrate, and forming a barrier region by filling at least a portion of a free volume of the polymer substrate with an inorganic material formed via a reaction of the first and second reactants inside the polymer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheol Jang
  • Patent number: 10537351
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a shaft assembly; a handle assembly; a battery assembly; a first driver configured to drive movement of at least a first component of the surgical instrument; a second driver configured to drive movement of at least a second component of the surgical instrument; a motor powered by the battery assembly and configured to selectively actuate the first driver or the second driver using an output of the motor; and a controller for the motor, configured to: perform a first limiting operation to the output of the motor when the motor actuates the first driver and a first limiting condition is met, and perform a second limiting operation to the output of the motor when the motor actuates the second driver and a second limiting condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Kevin L. Houser, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10477861
    Abstract: A method of operating an emanation system is disclosed that includes the step of providing a dispensing device containing an air treatment material and a substrate. The method further includes the steps of aligning a nozzle of the dispensing device with the substrate and actuating the dispensing device to spray an amount of the air treatment material onto at least a portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Maude Christian Meier, Fei Gao, Randy C. Yuhas
  • Patent number: 10470517
    Abstract: A method of making a moisture-permeable waterproof shoe includes: cutting a substrate to form a cut piece having a main body and two wing portions; ultrasonically welding rear mating edges of the main body, wing lateral edges of the wing portions, front and rear curved edges of each wing portion respectively to a front convex portion and a lateral connecting edge of the main body to form a shoe-like inner sleeve: sleeving the inner sleeve on a shoe last; coating an adhesive on an inner surface of an upper; sleeving the upper on the shoe last and heating the assembly to form a moisture-permeable waterproof foot cover; and fixing a bottom portion of the moisture-permeable waterproof foot cover to a sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Chung-Hao Chang, Chia-Ying Chang
  • Patent number: 10292561
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning implement comprising hybrid foam and to a method of cleaning a hard surface with said cleaning implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Denis Alfred Gonzales, Geert Andre Deleersnyder, Peter Nessel, Tobias Heinz Steinke
  • Patent number: 10189971
    Abstract: A flexible sheet comprising a composite sheet, the composite sheet comprising a binder and an aggregate containing a plurality of carbon nanotubes that is disposed in the binder, wherein the aggregate is formed as a waveform structure travelling along a single direction in a plane of the composite sheet, is provided. The disclosed flexible sheets may be used as thermally conductive components, electrically conductive components, antistatic components, electromagnetic wave shields, and/or heating elements, in addition to other possible uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Marcio D. Lima, Kanzan Inoue
  • Patent number: 9884504
    Abstract: A rear face side substrate for a thermal transfer image-receiving sheet has a first rear face side layer, a second rear face side layer, and a third rear face side layer layered in this order, wherein the first rear face side layer comprises a propylene-based polymer composition A containing at least a propylene-based polymer, the second rear face side layer comprises a propylene-based polymer composition B containing at least a propylene polymer, an antistatic agent and a masking agent, and the third rear face side layer comprises a propylene-based polymer composition (C) containing at least a propylene-based polymer, a three-dimensional center surface average roughness (SRa) of the third rear face side layer being in the range of 0.10 ?m to 1.50 ?m, and the first rear face side layer, the second rear face side layer and the third rear face side layer being biaxially oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Tani, Koji Yamamuro, Shinji Kometani, Hiroshi Honda, Tetsuji Tenma
  • Patent number: 9821492
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to an assembly for recycling plastic materials, comprising the following processing steps: a) reprocessing the raw material, wherein the material, if necessary, is comminuted and brought into a fluid-like form and heated and permanently mixed, while preserving the lumpiness and pourability thereof, and optionally the viscosity thereof is increased and/or it is degassed, softened, dried and/or crystallized; b) melting the reprocessed material, at least so much that filtration is possible; c) filtering the melt in order to remove impurities; d) homogenizing the filtered melt; e) degassing the homogenized melt; and f) discharging and/or subsequently processing the melt, such as by granulation, blown film processing, with said processing steps being carried out consecutively in the order listed (FIG. 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl, Gerhard Wendelin
  • Patent number: 9808963
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to an assembly for recycling plastic materials, comprising the following processing steps: a) reprocessing the raw material, wherein the material, if necessary, is comminuted and brought into a fluid-like form and heated and permanently mixed, while preserving the lumpiness and pourability thereof, and optionally the viscosity thereof is increased and/or it is degassed, softened, dried and/or crystallized; b) melting the reprocessed material, at least so much that filtration is possible; c) filtering the melt in order to remove impurities; d) homogenizing the filtered melt; e) degassing the homogenized melt; and f) discharging and/or subsequently processing the melt, such as by granulation, blown film processing, with said processing steps being carried out consecutively in the order listed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl, Gerhard Wendelin
  • Patent number: 9694515
    Abstract: An overmolded preform and a container blow molded from the same are disclosed, wherein the overmolded preform and the overmolded container include an inner foamed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: PLASTIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank E. Semersky, William D. Voyles
  • Patent number: 9694560
    Abstract: There is provided a multi-layer adhesive for reducing squeeze out. The multi-layer adhesive comprises a first adhesive layer having a first adhesive property and a second adhesive layer having a second adhesive property. The second adhesive property is different from the first adhesive property. The first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer form a film adhesive. In another embodiment, there is provided a structure comprising a first component and a second component bonded with the multi-layer adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen Barnes, Thomas Lowe
  • Patent number: 9591849
    Abstract: Provided is a matrix type antimicrobial vehicle, including: a matrix layer comprising an antimicrobial agent and an adhesive; an antimicrobial agent-releasing layer formed on one surface of the matrix layer; and a release liner formed on the other surface of the matrix layer, and a method for preparing the same. The matrix type antimicrobial vehicle is incorporated into a package having a medical kit so that the antimicrobial agent is released to the surface of medical kit or package continuously. Therefore, it is possible for the surface of the medical kit or package to maintain a constant concentration of antimicrobial agent continuously even when the medical kit or package is stored for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAMYANG BIOPHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hye Sung Yoon, Hyun Kyoon Kim, Wang Soo Shin, Sun Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 9493619
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a porous polytetrafluoroethylene film having good chemical resistance, good heat resistance, a high porosity, and good dimensional stability. The method for producing a porous polytetrafluoroethylene film includes a stretching step of stretching a sheet-like molded body composed of a fluororesin containing polytetrafluoroethylene as a main component in a longitudinal direction and/or a lateral direction at a temperature lower than a melting point of the fluororesin to make a porous fluororesin film, and, after the stretching step, an annealing step of holding the porous fluororesin film in a shape-fixed state, and maintaining the porous fluororesin film at a temperature lower than the melting point of the fluororesin but not lower than a temperature 30° C. lower than the melting point for 1 to 20 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Fumihiro Hayashi, Hiroyuki Tsujiwaki, Aya Murata, Atsushi Uno
  • Patent number: 9375655
    Abstract: A method of conducting a distillation process and a cross-corrugated structured packing for use in such a process in which ascending vapor phases and descending liquid phases are contacted in such packing. The cross-corrugated structured packing contains corrugated sheets fabricated of an open cell foam-like material. The liquid phase produces a liquid film descending along struts forming cells of the material and the vapor phase ascends within the cross-corrugated structured packing and enters the cells and contacts the liquid film. The cross-corrugated structured packing is configured such that a superficial velocity at which ambient air would flow through the cross-corrugated structured packing at a pressure drop of 0.3? wc/ft is no greater than 20 times a reference superficial velocity at which the ambient air would flow through the foam-like material making up the corrugated sheets at the same pressure drop to ensure that vapor enters the cells of the foam-like material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: John Billingham, Guang X. Chen
  • Patent number: 9347004
    Abstract: A method for making a flame propagation resistant foam from a foam substrate including the steps of preparing a flame-retardant solution that includes an organic phosphate ester in water, immersing the foam substrate in the flame-retardant solution to obtain a partially treated foam substrate and curing the partially treated foam substrate at a predetermined temperature for a predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: George F. Nicholas
  • Patent number: 9182845
    Abstract: A sensor for, and a method of, generating electrical signals indicating a positional property and an extent property of a mechanical interaction within a sensing zone. The sensor comprises a plurality of conductive layers. At least one conductive layer is a pressure-sensitive conductive layer comprising a quantum tunnelling conductance (qtc) material. Contact between conductive layers is allowed during the absence of a mechanical interaction within said sensing zone. The sensor may be configured to provide a three-terminal sensing functionality or a four-terminal sensing functionality. The sensing zone may be substantially two-dimensional or substantially three-dimensional. The sensor may be substantially flexible or substantially rigid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Peratech Holdco Limited
    Inventors: David Lussey, Mark Andrew Graham
  • Publication number: 20150144250
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to an adhesive asphalt emulsion. The adhesive asphalt emulsion can be prepared in liquid form and applied to a material, such as a film or fabric, to create a self-adhering membrane. In some embodiments, the adhesive can be water vapor permeable, and can be applied in a continuous layer to a membrane. The adhesive asphalt emulsion can be prepared, applied, and in service at low temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dusan V. Subotic, Larisa Kasitskaya, Srdjan Stankovic
  • Publication number: 20150140316
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a protective coating for a low index material, and a process for preparing a protected low index material. The protective coating partially penetrates the pores of a low index material, providing a seal protecting the pores, and can strengthen the construction by forming a gradient in properties of the protected low index material. The present disclosure further provides a diffusing low index optical element having a protected low index material and a diffusing layer disposed on the low index material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Michael L. Steiner, William D. Coggio, Thomas J. Ludemann, Emilie L. Rexeisen, William R. Dudley, Steven J. McMan, Michael L. Ruegsegger
  • Publication number: 20150111109
    Abstract: There is provided a multilayer porous film that includes a covering layer formed from a coating liquid on at least one surface of a porous film. The coating liquid has high stability and coatability. The covering layer does not decrease the intrinsic high air permeability of the porous film and has high heat resistance and adhesiveness. The multilayer porous film has excellent handleability as a battery separator without causing curling. The multilayer porous film includes the covering layer on at least one surface of a porous polyolefin resin film. The covering layer is formed from a coating liquid and contains a filler and a resin binder. The multilayer porous film satisfies the following conditions 1) and 2): 1) the filler has an average circularity of 0.3 or more and less than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroto Yamada, Tomoyuki Nemoto
  • Publication number: 20150099107
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a reshapable ventilating fabric structure and assembly thereof. The reshapable ventilating fabric structure comprises a three-dimensional ventilating sheet and thermoplastic material. The three-dimensional ventilating sheet comprises two ventilating outer layers. The two ventilating outer layers have a plurality of pores. The thermoplastic material is furnished on sidewalls of the plurality of pores in one of the ventilating outer layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: JADE LONG JOHN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Tsao Wen
  • Publication number: 20150093565
    Abstract: A process for the production of coated textiles comprises the steps of: providing a textile substrate having a first side and a second side opposing the first side; contacting at least a part of the first side of the textile substrate with a spreadable polyurethane mechanical foam; applying a reduced pressure to at least a part of the second side of the textile substrate opposing the first side which has been contacted with the polyurethane mechanical foam; and solidifying the polyurethane mechanical foam with which the textile substrate has been contacted. The invention further relates to a coated textile obtainable by such a process, in particular a synthetic leather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Rolf Irnich, Shaojun Yang
  • Publication number: 20150085426
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biaxially oriented single- or multilayer porous foil, the porosity of which is generated by transformation of ss-crystalline polypropylene during orientation of the foil. The Gurley value of the foil is <250 s. The invention also relates to a process for producing the foil by using a low transverse stretching velocity for the transverse orientation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Detlef BUSCH, Bertram SCHMITZ, Dominic KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20150079339
    Abstract: Articles comprising multiple layers are included. The multiple layer articles may include fabrics or foams in combination with a polyurethaneurea composition such as a film or an aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Carmen A. COVELLI, Hong Liu, Douglas K. Farmer
  • Publication number: 20150075714
    Abstract: A method for forming a plasma resistant ceramic coating on an article includes placing the article into a chamber or spray cell of a plasma spraying system. A ceramic powder is then fed into the plasma spraying system at a powder feed rate, and a plasma resistant ceramic coating is deposited onto at least one surface of the article in a plasma spray process by the plasma spray system. The plasma spray system is then used to perform an in-situ plasma flame heat treatment of the plasma resistant ceramic coating to form crust on the plasma resistant ceramic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Yikai Chen, Biraja P. Kanungo
  • Patent number: 8980421
    Abstract: A porous polyimide film having a three-layer structure that comprises two surface layers (a) and (b) and a macrovoid layer sandwiched between the surfaces layers (a) and (b). The macrovoid layer has a partition wall bonding to the surface layers (a) and (b), and multiple macrovoids each surrounded by the partition wall and the surface layers (a) and (b) and having a mean pore size in the film plane direction of from 10 to 500 ?m. The partition wall of the macrovoid layer has a thickness of from 0.1 to 50 ?m and has multiple pores having a mean pore size of from 0.01 to 50 ?m. The surface layers (a) and (b) each have a thickness of from 0.1 to 50 ?m, at least one of the surface layers has multiple pores having a mean pore size of from more than 5 ?m to 200 ?m, and the other surface layer has multiple pores having a mean pore size of from 0.01 to 200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shyusei Ohya, Hiroshi Shimazaki, Makoto Babazono, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Dai Yokoyama, Yuuichi Fujii, Makoto Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20150067967
    Abstract: The present invention is of foam mattress constructions made and engineered foams which contain additives for improved mechanical and thermal properties. In accordance with one aspect of the disclosure and inventions, there is provided engineered foam for use as a layer in a foam mattress construction having multiple layers including a top layer of foam and at least one additional layer of foam, and a coating of phase change material applied to a top surface of the top layer of foam. Surface application of phase change material to a top surface of a top layer of foam of a foam mattress provides more efficient transfer of heat away from a body on the mattress and reduced heat accumulation at the body-mattress interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Sealy Technology LLC
    Inventor: Steve Tyree
  • Patent number: 8968864
    Abstract: A method for at least partially sealing a porous material is provided, comprising forming a sealing layer onto the porous material by applying a sealing compound comprising oligomers wherein the oligomers are formed by ageing a precursor solution comprising cyclic carbon bridged organosilica and/or bridged organosilanes. The method is especially designed for low k dielectric porous materials to be incorporated into semiconductor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: IMEC, Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Frederik Goethals, Pascal Van Der Voort, Isabel Van Driessche, Mikhail Baklanov
  • Publication number: 20150056418
    Abstract: A foam laminate material includes a non-foaming plastic sheet and two foam layers. A lower surface of the first foam layer is directly bonded to an upper surface of the non-foaming plastic sheet, an upper surface of the second foam layer is directly bonded to a lower surface of the non-foaming plastic sheet. Alternatively, the first foam layer and the non-foaming plastic sheet also are able to be bonded by a first binding layer; the second foam layer and the non-foaming plastic are able to be bonded by a second binding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: TZONG IN YEH
  • 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: 8962750
    Abstract: Pebble or granular based elastomeric surfacing materials that include an aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane based pebble or granule bonded together with a two-part aliphatic polyurethane binder are provided. In one embodiment, an A side of the two-part binder has at least one polyol, and a B side of the two-part binder has multiple isocyanates. The multiple isocyanates can include for example hydrogenated methylene diphenyldisocyanate and hexamethylene diisocyanate. The A side and the B side of the binder are utilized to bond the pebbles together to form a surface that can be either porous or non-porous. In another embodiment, an A side of a two-part binder includes multiple polyols. The multiple polyols can include for example esterified ricinoleic acid polyols and caprolactone polyols. The A side of the two-part binder can be combined with a B side of the two-part binder and pebbles to form a non-porous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Landscape Structures Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald M. Saluti
  • Patent number: 8927078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encapsulated activated carbon and a method of preparing the same to protect the structure of the activated carbon and preserve the odor absorbing capability of the activated carbon particles. Particularly, the present invention is directed to a polymer article having odor absorption capabilities comprising a film comprising a matrix polymer and activated carbon particles at least partially encapsulated with a non-water soluble amorphous polymer, wherein the non-water soluble amorphous polymer is incompatible with the matrix polymer. The polymer article can be a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.
    Inventors: Chieh-Chun Chau, William F. Patchen
  • Patent number: 8920825
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a novel composition which acts as a barrier to noxious agents while adding self-detoxifying catalytic treatments to neutralize the noxious and harmful warfare agents when applied for example on a fabric, or other solid support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Stedfast, Inc., U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Chemical Technology Team
    Inventors: Hamid Benaddi, Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140377523
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for generating, processing, handling and forming plastic materials into an end product such as, but not limited to, consumables and packaging. The plastic materials are made into preforms or preform sheets, which in turn may be selectively masked to expose desired regions of the same for a saturation process, a heating process, or both. In addition, the various processes may be sufficiently controlled to obtain a desired micro-structure, and in turn obtain desired mechanical, structural, and aesthetic properties in the end product. By way of example, an embodiment of the present invention results in consumable, plastic cups that are lighter weight and more structurally robust less than conventional plastic cups. Further to one or more embodiments of the present invention, various systems for material handling may be utilized to efficiently, timely and cost effectively produce the preforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Mike Waggoner
  • Patent number: 8916265
    Abstract: A selectively reflective construct, and a method for making the construct, are described. In one embodiment reflectance, transmission and absorption properties may be controlled in multiple electromagnetic bands. A construct is described comprising a) a thermally transparent, visually opaque substrate comprising a polymeric material and a colorant, and b) a thermally reflective layer comprising a low emissivity component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Kelsey, Gregory D. Culler, Emmanuel Van Dyck, John D. Holcombe
  • Patent number: 8906496
    Abstract: An object is to provide a sliding member having improved lubricant retention capacity without deteriorating the strength of a woven fabric. The sliding member includes: a fabric woven with a yarn containing a fiber bundle of fluororesin; and a lubricant attached to the fabric. In the sliding member, the fluororesin may be polytetrafluoroethylene (e.g., expanded polytetrafluoroethylene). An oil may be used as the lubricant. The sliding member can be used in an image-fixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Grove & Associates, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Maniwa
  • Publication number: 20140356571
    Abstract: A composition for a heat insulator, a heat insulator, and a spacecraft equipped with the heat insulator are provided which are able to satisfy a desired level of heat insulation performance while suppressing recession. The composition for a heat insulator comprises a fibrous substance, inorganic foam particles, a thermosetting resin and a foaming agent, wherein the fibrous substance includes at least a first fibrous substance, and a second fibrous substance composed of a material different from the first fibrous substance, the melting point of the first fibrous substance is higher than the melting point of the second fibrous substance, and the thermal conductivity of the second fibrous substance is lower than the thermal conductivity of the first fibrous substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: LIGNYTE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Junko Watanabe, Aiichiro Tsukahara, Masayuki Yamashita, Fumihito Takeda, Hisato Higuchi, Shinsuke Takeda, Nagaharu Hara
  • Publication number: 20140350331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of a multi-layered material having anisotropic pores. It further relates to a multi-layered material which can be produced by the process according to the invention, and to the use of a multi-layered material as a chondral support matrix, a meniscus support matrix or an intervertebral disc support matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Kai Stuckensen, Uwe Gbureck, Juergen Groll
  • Publication number: 20140329078
    Abstract: To provide a biaxially oriented polyamide-based resin film being excellent in laminate strength, pin-hole resistance under a low-temperature environment, impact resistance, and transparency, and which retains satisfactory a good external appearance even after being sterilized in hot water. A biaxially oriented polyamide-based resin film comprising a polyamide resin and 1 to 5% by mass of a polyamide-based block copolymer, wherein the polyamide-based block copolymer comprises a hard part including a residue of cyclic lactam having 4 to 10 carbon atoms, and a soft part including a residue of polyoxypropylene glycol or polyoxytetramethylene glycol having a weight average molecular weight of 500 to 3000, and the content X of the hard part and the content Y and the weight average molecular weight Mw of the soft part satisfy the following formulae (1) and (2): X+Y=100 (parts by mass) ??(1) 478.74×Mw?0.2989?Y?93 (parts by mass) ??(2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Yoshinori Miyaguchi, Gaku Maruyama, Takanori Ishikura
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140322519
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating a surface comprising a silicone elastomer having a plurality of Si—H groups by contacting at least one region of the surface with a solution comprising a surface treatment compound, to give a treated surface with Si—OH, Si—OR, or Si—C groups. The present invention relates to a hydrosilylation-curable silicone composition. In some examples, the hydrosilylation-curable silicone composition includes an organohydrogen-polysiloxane having an average of at least forty silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms per molecule, a cross-linking agent having an average of at least two aliphatic unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds per molecule, and a hydrosilylation catalyst, wherein the mole ratio of silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in the composition to aliphatic unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds in the composition is at least 20:1. The invention also relates to membranes, methods of making membranes, gas permeable supports for membranes, and methods of gas separation using membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Dongchan Ahn, James S. Hrabal, Jeong Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 8871338
    Abstract: A thermal expansion-managed lattice structure having a plurality of unit cells each having flexure bearing-mounted tabs supported on a base and actuated by thermal expansion of an actuator having a thermal expansion coefficient greater than the base and arranged so that the tab is inwardly displaced into a base cavity. The flexure bearing-mounted tabs are connected to other flexure-bearing-mounted tabs of adjacent unit cells so that the adjacent unit cells are spaced from each other to accommodate thermal expansion of individual unit cells while maintaining a desired bulk thermal expansion coefficient of the lattice structure as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Spadaccini, Jonathan Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20140315010
    Abstract: Soft touch fire retardant laminates with PVC middle layers, foamed or unfoamed, and multiblock copolymer or polyurethane or silicone top layers which meet FAA requirements are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew A. HARTHCOCK, Robert G. PIERSON, Mark D. TENNANT, Donald A. MELTZER