Void-containing Component Contains Also A Solid Fiber Or Solid Particle Patents (Class 428/317.9)
  • Patent number: 11933586
    Abstract: A vector control composite system and methods for producing a vector control strategy capable of blocking mosquito host-seeking cues for reducing the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. The vector control composite system comprises a substrate coated with a composition further comprising nanoparticles functionalized to block thermal, vibrational, or gray body energy emission of an emitter, thus interfering with mosquito infrared receptor functions for host-seeking. The vector control composite system may comprise a base substrate coated with an IR ceramic coating having an insulation component, a multispectral signature mitigation component, an IR anti-reflective component, whereby the multispectral signature mitigation component and IR anti-reflective component contain functionalized nanoparticles. Embodiments of the vector control composite system may be incorporated in various textiles used as nets, garments, tents, and equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Stealth Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Marc Hertel
  • Patent number: 11932745
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods of forming polyimide gels. The methods generally include forming a polyamic acid and dehydrating the polyamic acid with a dehydrating agent in the presence of water. The resulting polyimide gels may be converted to polyimide or carbon xerogels or aerogels. The methods are advantageous in providing rapid or even instantaneous gelation, which may be particularly useful in formation of beads comprising the polyimide gels. Polyimide or carbon gel materials prepared according to the disclosed method are suitable for use in environments containing electrochemical reactions, for example as an electrode material within a lithium-ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Redouane Begag, Roxana Trifu, Nicholas A. Zafiropoulos, Harris R. Miller, George L. Gould, Nicholas Leventis
  • Patent number: 11866863
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an article that includes a nonwoven substrate and a film supported by the nonwoven substrate. The film can include a first polymer and a polymer that is immiscible with the first polymer. The first polymer can include a polyolefin and the second polymer can include a polycycloolefin, a polymethylpentene, or a copolymer thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: BERRY GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Mehdi Afshari
  • Patent number: 11820110
    Abstract: A heat-sealable multilayer film may include a support layer, a polyethylene heat-seal layer, and an intermediate peelable layer. The support layer may include at least one polymeric layer. Heat-sealed packages comprising the multilayer film described herein have peelable seals characterized by an appropriate peel strength substantially independent of the seal conditions and substantially free of stringing upon peeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: David Thomas Stell, Robert James Massey
  • Patent number: 11773224
    Abstract: Application of a polymer-carbon composite, wherein in a matrix of electrically non-conducting thermoplastic polymer, elastomer or siloxane, a filler is dispersed in the form of carbon nanostructures used in the amount of 0.1% to 10% by wt., for selective shielding of radiation in the range of 0.1-10 THz, with efficiency exceeding 10 dB at least in a part of the mentioned sub-terahertz range, the composite obtained by a direct mixing of fluid polymer and the filler and curing being used, and the composite used being non-conducting for direct current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Mariusz Zdrojek, Jaroslaw Judek
  • Patent number: 11753609
    Abstract: Provided herein are formulations for liquidless cleansing products having high biobased content. The cleansing formulations may be substantially free of polyvinyl alcohol. The cleansing composition may contain no more than a negligible amount of polyvinyl alcohol. The cleansing composition may contain no detectable amount of polyvinyl alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Jenna A. Arkin, Ryan K. Hood, Trung T. Phan
  • Patent number: 11715839
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to composite membranes having a microporous polymer structure, and an ion exchange material forming a continuous ionomer phase within the composite membrane. The continuous ionomer phase refers to absence of any internal interfaces in a layer of ionomer or between any number of layers coatings of the ion exchange material provided on top of one another. The composite membrane exhibits a haze change of 0% or less after being subjected to a blister test procedure. No bubbles or blisters are formed on the composite membrane after the blister test procedure. A haze value of the composite membrane is between 5% and 95%, between 10% and 90% or between 20% and 85%. The composite membrane may have a thickness of more than 17 microns at 0% relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignees: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., W. L. Gore & Associates G.K.
    Inventors: Alexander Agapov, Takeyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11708467
    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: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Karl F. Humiston, Kristoffer K. Stokes, Perry K. Hancock
  • Patent number: 11666493
    Abstract: An absorbent article and method of making the absorbent article are disclosed. The absorbent article having a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core structure having one or more layers wherein at least one layer is a heterogeneous mass layer, wherein the topsheet and the heterogeneous mass are integrated such that they reside in the same X-Y plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Callida Williams Ludher, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora, Clint Adam Morrow, Christopher Philip Bewick-Sonntag, Stephanie Niezgoda Moss, Dean Larry DuVal
  • Patent number: 11577274
    Abstract: The present technology provides a method for preparing an acid-reducing filter that includes depositing a mineral blend layer to a filter substrate, where the mineral blend layer comprises calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate at a weight ratio of about 1:10 to about 10:1, the mineral blend is free of soluble halide or hydroxide salts of alkali or alkaline earth metals, and the mineral blend layer is insoluble in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Tyler Quill, Aaron Payne Stansell, Lucas Robert Votaw, Michele Rama Lauto, Frederick Scott Gray
  • Patent number: 11573367
    Abstract: A resin composition comprises a base resin containing a urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer, a monomer and a photopolymerization initiator, and a hydrophobized spherical inorganic oxide, wherein the inorganic oxide is dispersed in the resin composition and a content of the inorganic oxide is 1 to 60% by mass based on a total amount of the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Katsushi Hamakubo, Yuya Homma
  • Patent number: 11560451
    Abstract: A polymer composition for the production of shaped objects via selective sintering includes ?70.0 wt % of poly(ethylene terephthalate), wherein ?25.0 wt % and ?90.0 wt % of the poly(ethylene terephthalate has resulted from a selective sintering process as unsintered material. The polymer composition is a powder having a D10 of ?10 and ?40 ?m, a D50 of ?75 and ?100 ?m, and a D90 of ?160 and ?200 ?m. The polymer composition allows for the production of an article having a continuous use temperature of ?100° C., and results in a low change of molecular weight during exposure to selective sintering powder processing temperatures. Further, the polymer composition allows for a significant reduction of the waste material generated during selective sintering as the unsintered material does not have to be disposed of as waste but may be used again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Hao Gu, Zahir Bashir
  • Patent number: 11482758
    Abstract: A separator for secondary batteries that allows the amount of a dispersing resin that is used and the amount of a dispersant that is used to be reduced in order to prevent an increase in resistance after the separator is coated, which occurs in the case in which a large amount of the dispersing resin is used in order to disperse inorganic matter, and an electrochemical device having the same applied thereto. The amount of a dispersing resin is reduced, whereby it is possible to prevent an increase in resistance after a porous separator is coated, a dispersing resin having a specific weight average molecular weight is mixed, whereby physical properties and dispersivity are improved, and the use of an expensive dispersant is excluded, whereby processing costs are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Da Kyung Han, Seung Hyun Lee, Dong Wook Sung, Je An Lee
  • Patent number: 11458677
    Abstract: A selective laser sintering composition and a selective laser sintering 3D printing method employing the same are provided. The selective laser sintering composition includes a nanoscale inorganic powder and a thermoplastic vulcanizate powder. The temperature difference (?T) between the onset temperature for melting the thermoplastic vulcanizate powder and the onset temperature at which the thermoplastic crystallizes vulcanizate powder is greater than or equal to 10° C. The thermoplastic vulcanizate powder includes a thermoplastic and a crosslinked polymer. The temperature difference (?T) between the onset temperature for melting the thermoplastic and the onset temperature at which the thermoplastic crystallizes is greater than or equal to 10° C. , and the weight ratio of the thermoplastic to the crosslinked polymer is from 1:1 to 1:4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Jin-An Wu, Chih-Hung Lee, Fan-Jie Lin, Fu-Ming Chien, Chien-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 11351491
    Abstract: A filter media having lignite-derived activated carbon, polyacrylic acid (PAA), a commercially available copper-zinc alloy, and polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (PolyDADMAC) or Luviquat®, which is Poly[(3-methyl-1-vinylimidazolium chloride)-co-(1-vinylpyrrolidone)], combined and used as suitable replacement for TOG bituminous coal-based activated carbon, silver, and PolyDADMAC. Functional groups in lignite-based activated carbon interact with the polyacrylic acid. Functional groups such as calcium, iron, or aluminum oxide/hydroxide of lignite-based activated carbon interact with PAA, and help hold the PolyDADMAC in place. The additional presence of a copper-zinc alloy enhances the filter anti-microbiological performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KX Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jinwen Wang, Meedia Kareem, Rezan Kareem, William Li, Bruce E. Taylor, Carol DeLandra, Frank A. Brigano
  • Patent number: 11047122
    Abstract: A toilet assembly includes a flush engine having a bowl, a sump at a lower portion of the bowl, and a trapway extending from the sump. The toilet assembly further includes a first polymeric layer at least partially surrounding the flush engine, the first polymeric layer comprising a foam. The toilet assembly further includes a second polymeric layer provided on the first polymeric layer, the second polymeric layer comprising resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Mark W. Schibur, Clayton C. Garrels, Jeremiah J. Rauwerdink
  • Patent number: 10978767
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides, as a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator excellent in cycle characteristic, a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator including a polyolefin porous film, wherein a ratio of a displacement amount of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator at a 10th loading-unloading cycle to a displacement amount of the nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery separator at a 50th loading-unloading cycle is in a range of 100% to 130%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Kosuke Kurakane
  • Patent number: 10975228
    Abstract: Use of a filled polymer resin in the manufacture of an article therefrom by injection moulding, a method of manufacturing an article by injection moulding a filled polymer resin, a method for enabling or improving the injection mouldability of a polymer resin comprising recycled polymer, wherein the polymer resin comprises recycled polymer and functional filler, the use of a functional filler in a polymer resin comprising recycled polymer to improve the injection mouldability of the polymer resin, an article of manufacture obtained by injection moulding a filled polymer resin, and a filled polymer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: IMERTECH SAS
    Inventors: George Birks Herring, Daniel Gene Moldovan, Fatima Rebih
  • Patent number: 10759372
    Abstract: Soft touch interior trim for vehicles having a substrate, a soft touch layer and a double layered synthetic skin having a low weight, and comprising a decorative front layer and a supporting back layer with a filler. The synthetic skin has a reduced weight, and a good behavior when the airbag placed under the interior trim is triggered, in order to ensure a reliable release of the airbag and at the same time fulfilling the high quality aesthetic requirements usually demanded for this kind of interior parts, even after years of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Walter Deininger, Alfred Peintinger
  • Patent number: 10741471
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of highly compliant non-silicone putties and thermal interface materials including the same. In an exemplary embodiment, a non-silicone putty includes at least one thermally-conductive filler and at least one other filler including hollow polymeric particles in a non-silicone polymer base or matrix. The non-silicone putty may have a thermal conductivity of at least about 3 Watts per meter-Kelvin and/or may have a hardness of less than about 30 Shore 00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jason L. Strader, Eugene Anthony Pruss
  • Patent number: 10648388
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an exhaust system component having excellent properties to be located in an exhaust flow path from an internal combustion engine, particularly, an exhaust system component having an extended use-life. The exhaust system component of the present invention for an internal combustion engine has a self-healing ceramic material and an electric heater for heating the self-healing ceramic material. In particular, the exhaust system component of the present invention is an oxygen sensor having a detection element and an electric heater, wherein the detection element has a solid electrolyte layer, a reference-side electrode layer, an exhaust-side electrode layer, and a diffusion layer and/or a trap layer each composed of a self-healing ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Naoki Takeuchi, Noriaki Kumagai, Go Hayashita, Masakazu Tabata, Hirokazu Ito, Kazuhiro Sugimoto, Hiroki Murata
  • Patent number: 10561750
    Abstract: A UV disinfection unit includes a frame, a flexible envelope supported by the frame, the envelope having a reflective inner surface defining an inner volume for receiving an object to be disinfected, and a UV source for being received in the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MINTIE, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Mintie, Jose Guadalupe Munoz, Christopher Foltz
  • Patent number: 10543447
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for an air filter that includes a filtration material having at least one surface, an enclosed frame surrounding said filter material but exposing said one surface, said filter material having intermittent geometric shapes of latex on said at least one surface, said latex containing an enhanced additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PPA Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn F. Cueman
  • Patent number: 10422036
    Abstract: In an example of a method for suppressing aging of platinum group metal (PGM) particles in a catalytic converter, PGM particles are applied to a support. A surface of the PGM particles is passivated by exposing the PGM particles to carbon monoxide at a temperature equal to or less than 200° C. to introduce —CO groups to the surface. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is performed to selectively grow a barrier on the support around the PGM particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Xingcheng Xiao, Mei Cai, Gongshin Qi
  • Patent number: 10199180
    Abstract: Fabric supercapacitors are disclosed herein. The fabric supercapacitor can include an ion permeable separator layer having two opposed surfaces; two electrode layers disposed on the opposed surfaces of the ion permeable separator layer; and two conducting layers disposed on outer surfaces of the two electrode layers and opposite the ion permeable separator layer. The electrode layers can comprise an activated carbon fiber fabric. The activated carbon fiber fabric can be derived from a precursor fabric which has been carbonized, activated, and coated with an electrolyte. The electrolyte can include a polymer gel. The conducting layers can include a non-activated carbon fiber fabric. The fabric supercapacitors disclosed herein exhibit great flexibility which allows the supercapacitors to find use in applications such as apparel products, outdoor activity products, sports wears, and other industrial end uses. Methods of making fabric supercapacitors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Y. Chen, Yuxiang Huang, Yue Liu
  • Patent number: 10195157
    Abstract: A delivery system containing an active agent within a polymeric material formed from a thermoplastic composition is provided. Through selective control over the particular nature of the thermoplastic composition, as well as the manner in which it is formed, the present inventors have discovered that a porous network can be created that contains a plurality of micropores and nanopores. The ability to create such a multimodal pore size distribution can allow the delivery rate of an active agent to be tailored for a particular use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Neil T. Scholl, Ryan J. McEneany, Thomas A. Eby
  • Patent number: 10086531
    Abstract: A resilient MDF, HDF or particleboard material is prepared by pressing natural fibers, which have been pre-treated with binder which falls within the scope of the present invention, to form a fiber board material. The fiber board is a mixture of fibers, and a resin system comprising an isocyanate, and a polyol component. The resin system is selected so as to provide are resilient material that provides sound attenuating properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Robert N. Clausi, Savaltore Diloreto
  • Patent number: 10058513
    Abstract: A delivery system containing an active agent within a polymeric material formed from a thermoplastic composition is provided. Through selective control over the particular nature of the thermoplastic composition, as well as the manner in which it is formed, the present inventors have discovered that a porous network can be created that contains a plurality of micropores and nanopores. The ability to create such a multimodal pore size distribution can allow the delivery rate of an active agent to be tailored for a particular use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Neil T. Scholl, Ryan J. McEneany, Thomas A. Eby
  • Patent number: 10049911
    Abstract: A method for performing temporally pulsed chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is provided, including: providing a first reactant configured to adsorb on exposed surfaces of a substrate in a self-limiting manner, the first reactant being provided at a partial pressure so that the first reactant diffuses into a gap feature of the substrate; performing a first purge operation, the first purge operation being configured to partially purge the first reactant, so that gas phase first reactant species remain in the gap feature; providing a second reactant to the process chamber, the second reactant being configured to react with the first reactant to form a film product, including reaction of the provided second reactant with the adsorbed first reactant species, and reaction of the provided second reactant with the gas phase first reactant species in the gap feature; performing a second purge operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Shankar Swaminathan, Frank L. Pasquale
  • Patent number: 10047462
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method of manufacturing a product from textile waste comprising a majority of cotton or wool, the method comprising the steps of; collecting the textile waste comprising; a majority of cotton or wool, granulating said, textile waste into fibers having an average fiber length of between 0.5 mm and 4 mm, mixing said granulated textile waste with thermoplastic binder, and forming a nonwoven mat from the mixture of said granulated textile waste and binder. Preferably the method further comprises the steps of placing said: mat in a preheated three-dimension mold or flat press, and pressing the mat into a product having a shape determined: by the shape of the three-dimensional mold or flat press. The invention also pertains to a product produced by said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: REALLY APS
    Inventors: Klaus Samsøe, Wickie Meier Engström
  • Patent number: 9731826
    Abstract: An aircraft storage bin that includes an upper housing and a bucket movable with respect to the upper housing between a closed position and an open position. The upper housing and the bucket cooperate to define a bin interior. The bucket includes a bottom and first and second opposing side walls. The bottom of the bucket includes an outer surface, an inner surface, a front edge, and first and second protrusions protruding into the bin interior. The first protrusion defines a first luggage engaging surface and the second protrusion defines a second luggage engaging surface. The first protrusion includes an inner surface and an outer surface that defines a channel. The channel includes at least a portion of a latch button assembly disposed therein. The first and second cables extend outwardly from the latch button assembly and through the channel. The bucket includes a cover further partially defining the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: C&D Zodiac, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Savian, Eric Long, Eric Heimbach
  • Patent number: 9596961
    Abstract: A wall structure for a composite tub includes a surface side for facing an interior of the tub, a polyurethane layer backing and attaching to the surface side, plumbing backing the polyurethane layer, and an encapsulation layer encapsulating the plumbing and backing and attaching to the polyurethane layer so that damage to the plumbing is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Andrew Warren Stokely, Michael Glenn Geels
  • Patent number: 9574120
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structural adhesive sheet specifically for use in a mirror base of an automobile interior rear-view mirror and a method for producing the same, said structural adhesive sheet comprises in parts by weight of 20-100 parts of a nitrile-butadiene rubber, 10-70 parts of a partially cured polysulfide adhesive, 5-40 parts of a bisphenol A type epoxy resin, 0.1-2.5 parts of a crosslinking agent, 0.2-2.5 parts of a softening agent, 3-20 parts of a curing agent, 1-10 parts of an accelerator, 20-100 parts of an inorganic filler, and 0.1-3.0 parts of a silane coupling agent. The structural adhesive sheet of the present invention is obtained by subjecting the above-mentioned components to a compounding process and an extrusion film forming process. The advantages of said structural adhesive sheet include good film-forming property, and simple curing process, while having high structural strength, good toughness, and excellent heat-resistance and cold-resistance after cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Deheng Zhang, Junshi Kong, Wenli Li, Huan Wu, Yajuan Yang
  • Patent number: 9505903
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition for electromagnetic interference shielding. More particularly, provided is a resin composition having superior dispersibility and impact relaxation and high conductivity, the resin comprising: (a) 100 parts by weight of a resin; based on 100 parts by weight of the resin, (b) 0.1 to 15 parts by weight of a carbon nanotube surface-modified in a condition of the absence of oxidant; and (c) 1 to 40 parts by weight of a carbon compound, a metal, a metal compound, or a mixture thereof. The resin composition for electromagnetic interference shielding, comprising a carbon hydride composite, is specifically useful in an electronic control unit material for weight reduction of car, and thus can be replaced with a high-priced heavy metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jin Seo Lee, Man Woo Jung, Seung hoe Do, Seong Yun Jeon, Jae Yun Lim
  • Patent number: 9321690
    Abstract: A sintered material based on silicon carbide (SiC) reactively sintered between 1,100° C. and 1,700° C. to form a silicon nitride binder (Si3N4), intended in particular for fabricating an aluminum electrolysis cell, including 0.05% to 1.5% of boron, the Si3N4/SiC weight ratio being in the range 0.05 to 0.45. Application, in particular, to an electrolysis cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Jorge, Olivier Marguin, Lionel Moitrier, Olivier Citti
  • Patent number: 9267008
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable white film including an amorphous polyethylene terephthalate; a cyclic olefin resin having a glass transition temperature of 100° C. or higher; and a polyester elastomer having a Vicat softening point of 150° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Akihiko Shiraishi, Masahiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9205753
    Abstract: A plastic part such as an automotive vehicle interior plastic part having a dampening support surface is provided. The surface is capable of wirelessly and conductively allowing electrical signals including power signals to travel between the part and an electrical device such as a cell phone arbitrarily positioned and supported on the surface during vehicle motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Larry J. Winget, Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Patent number: 9191074
    Abstract: An assembly capable of simultaneously supporting and wirelessly supplying electrical power to a portable electronic device within a passenger compartment of a vehicle is provided. The assembly includes a base adapted to be coupled to an interior component of the vehicle and a device holder supported in spaced relationship relative to the interior component. The device holder has a vibration and shock damping bottom support surface capable of wirelessly supplying electrical power to the supported electronic device during vehicle motion. A part of the surface includes first and second sets of conductive, anti-vibration and anti-shock thermoplastic pads. Another part of the surface includes a non-conductive or insulating, unitary, anti-vibration and anti-shock plastic substrate bonded to the different sets of pads. The substrate electrically insulates the first set of pads from the second set of pads. The different sets of pads are adapted to be biased at different voltage levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jason T. Murar
  • Patent number: 9050697
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a self-conditioning polishing pad. The self-conditioning polishing pad comprises an insoluble polymeric foam matrix and insoluble polymeric foam particles within the foam matrix. The particles are coated with a water-soluble component over a portion of the surface area of the particle. The particles may have a diameter in the range of 5 to 1000 microns in diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: JH Rhodes Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott B. Daskiewich
  • Publication number: 20150147564
    Abstract: A process and system for making a laminated surface covering and the surface covering itself are described. The covering includes several layers bonded to each other. The system performs the process. One example of the process includes passing a first material across a first conveyor, passing a second material across a second conveyor, passing a bonding material across a third conveyor, contacting the first material and the second material to the bonding material, and heating at least one of the first material and the second material. The process also includes introducing the first material, the second material, and the bonding material into a pressure zone such that the bonding material is introduced between a bottom surface of the first material and a top surface of the second material. The process applies pressure to bond the first material and second material together via the bonding material to produce a laminated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Arthur B. DODGE, III, John McFALLS
  • Publication number: 20150140317
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of catalysts, and more specifically to nanoparticle catalysts. Materials with high porosity which contain nanoparticles can be created by various methods, such as sol-gel synthesis. The invention provides catalytic materials with very high catalytically active surface area, and methods of making and using the same. Applications include, but are not limited to, catalytic converters for treatment of automotive engine exhaust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: MAXIMILIAN A. BIBERGER, Bryant Kearl, Xiwang Qi, Qinghua Yin, David Leamon
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9017807
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film includes a first transparent resin layer including a plurality of thin metallic wires, a second transparent resin layer containing a conductive polymer, and a third transparent resin layer provided between the first transparent resin layer and the second transparent resin layer. The second transparent resin layer contains a resin which is soluble in water, and the third transparent resin layer contains a resin which is insoluble in water or has water resistance. The third transparent resin layer can suppress mixing of the second transparent resin layer with the first transparent resin layer and can make the second transparent resin layer less likely to be damaged by the first transparent resin layer. Therefore, a surface of the second transparent resin layer is made smooth and electrical conductivity is made uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Tsujimoto, Taisuke Matsui, Hiroshi Yokogawa
  • Patent number: 9017817
    Abstract: The method for producing the porous sheet of the present invention includes the steps of (I) preparing a plurality of sheet materials that contain polytetrafluoroethylene and carbon particles and (II) stacking the plurality of sheet materials over one another and rolling the stacked sheet materials. In the method for producing the porous sheet of the present invention, step (I) and step (II) may be repeated alternately. Further, as the sheet materials to be used in the production method of the present invention, a base sheet obtained by forming a mixture containing polytetrafluoroethylene and carbon particles into sheet form also can be used, or a laminated sheet obtained by stacking a plurality of base sheets over one another and rolling them also can be used, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Wano, Hiroyuki Higuchi, Masayoshi Kawabe, Ryoichi Matsushima, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Koichiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20150101276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal insulation composite, in particular a panel-shaped thermal insulation composite. The invention further relates to a thermal insulation composite area, in particular a thermal insulation panel area, comprising thermal insulation composites or thermal insulation panels. The invention also relates to a wall structure comprising at least one thermal insulation composite or a thermal insulation composite area. Finally, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing wall structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas LOHMANN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150099411
    Abstract: Prepregs, cores and composite articles are described that comprise lighter weight materials and/or lower amounts of adhesive than commonly used. In some instances, one or more components of the articles may comprise a repellent material or repellent treatment to reduce the overall absorption rate of adhesive into the components of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Yankai Yang, Yu-Tsan Tseng, Erich Vorenkamp, Mark Mason
  • Patent number: 8999499
    Abstract: A white porous polyester film of the present invention comprising a polyester-based monopolymer/copolymer blend, a crystalline polymer resin which is not miscible with a polyester and has a heat deformation temperature of 90° C. or higher, inorganic particles, a whitening agent, and a stabilizing agent has improved optical properties, and thus is useful as a film for use in printing, labeling, electronics, and display applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SKC Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Heon Jung Shin, Jae Seog Ju, Min Ju Kim
  • Publication number: 20150086764
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a composite chassis material using a biopolymer may be used to provide high-strength, low weight, and flame retardant structural elements in information handling systems. A method for manufacturing the composite chassis material using a biopolymer may include selectively adding silica, such as silica fume and/or silica nanoparticles, and pre-forming a biopolymer foam core that is coated with a polysulphonic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea Weinert Falkin, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • 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