Randomly Noninterengaged Or Randomly Contacting Fibers, Filaments, Particles, Or Flakes Patents (Class 428/36.4)
  • Patent number: 11028572
    Abstract: A system and method for primarily erecting curvilinear buildings using a plurality of interconnected structural tubes/sandwich panels is provided. Fabricating structural tubing comprises: connecting a fibrous and flexible lining to an inner surface of a flexible outer membrane, wherein the lining is saturated in a curable material that forms into a solid foam material when cured; and curing the curable material. Fabricating a sandwich panel comprises: connecting a first fibrous and flexible lining to an inner surface of a first flexible outer membrane, wherein the first lining is saturated in a curable material that forms into a solid foam when cured; connecting a second fibrous and flexible lining to an inner surface of a second flexible outer membrane, wherein the second lining is saturated in a curable material that forms into a solid foam when cured; and curing the curable material of the first lining and second linings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Jason Elliott Purdy
  • Patent number: 10907031
    Abstract: Methods include producing a plurality of carbon particles in a plasma reactor, functionalizing the plurality of carbon particles in-situ in the plasma reactor to promote adhesion to a binder, and combining the plurality of carbon particles with the binder to form a composite material. The plurality of carbon particles comprises 3D graphene, where the 3D graphene comprises a pore matrix and graphene nanoplatelet sub-particles in the form of at least one of: single layer graphene, few layer graphene, or many layer graphene. Methods also include producing a plurality of carbon particles in a plasma reactor; functionalizing, in the plasma reactor, the plurality of carbon particles to promote chemical bonding with a resin; and combining, within the plasma reactor, the functionalized plurality of carbon particles with the resin to form a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LytEn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Bruce Lanning, Daniel Cook, Shreeyukta Singh
  • Patent number: 10814569
    Abstract: A structure is disclosed that is additively manufactured. The structure may include at least one continuous reinforcement, and a healing matrix associated with the at least one continuous reinforcement. Wherein a cure energy is applied to the at least one continuous reinforcement at a time of failure, the healing matrix is caused to cure and shore up the at least one continuous reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Tyler, Ryan C. Stockett
  • Patent number: 10710158
    Abstract: A slurry for making a food packaging substance includes ethylene glycol, DI water, and W18O49-based tungsten oxide particles having an average particle size of less than 100 nm. Based on 100 wt. % of the slurry, the W18O49-based tungsten oxide particles contain an amount of 18 wt. % to 28 wt. %. A method of preparing a slurry for making a food packaging substance is disclosed. This method includes a food packaging substance that includes the slurry. A food packaging substance is disclosed. A method for making the food packaging substance and a food packaging structure that includes the food packaging substance are also disclosed. A nano-size particle optical effect endothermic-technical usage performed in the W18O49-based tungsten oxide particles and the new application in the optical technical field thereof are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tsung-Chih Huang
    Inventor: Tsung-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 10625923
    Abstract: A thermal insulation article for placement in a shipping container to hold an item includes a multi-section thermally insulating pad shaped to be positioned in a cavity of a rectangular prism shipping container. The pad includes a plurality of solid compostable panel sections formed primarily of grain starch, and a water-proof polyethylene film forming a pocket enclosing the plurality of panel sections. Each panel section holds together as a single unit, and each panel section provides a rectangular plate dimensioned to substantially span whichever of the floor, plurality of side walls or cover that the rectangular plate is adjacent. The pad is configured to be foldable at a right angle along a boundary between the panel sections. The film provides both an interior and an exterior surface of the pad where the pad is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Vericool, Inc.
    Inventor: Darrell Jobe
  • Patent number: 10479059
    Abstract: A film comprising the following layers: I. a layer based on a polyamide whose monomer units contain an average of at least 8 carbon atoms, II. an immediately adjacent layer composed of a moulding composition comprising a polyamide as in I. and a copolymer having functional groups is used for the production of a composite with a substrate which comprises PA6, PA66, PA6/66 or PPA, giving secure adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Kirsten Alting, Roland Wursche, Harald Haeger, Martin Wielpuetz
  • Patent number: 10414194
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices that change their appearance and/or physical properties when under an external influence, and methods for their production and use. Such devices may be used as features of any type of items, documents, billboards, posters, display devices, advertisements and other items etc. and may be adapted to include decipherable content. Such devices also afford new techniques for a user to check quickly and easily whether the item is a legitimate or a counterfeit copy, either by hand-manipulation of the device, or with the assistance of an additional screening tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of Canada
    Inventors: Andrea Victoria Firth, Steven Paul McGarry, Alasdair Patrick Rankin
  • Patent number: 10392573
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting hydrates in a fluid comprising water and gas comprising adding to the fluid an effective hydrate-inhibiting amount of a composition comprising one or more homo- or co-polymers of N-alkyl(alkyl)acrylamide synthesized by polymerizing one or more N-alkyl(alkyl)acrylamide monomers in a solvent comprising a glycol ether of formula CH3—(CH2)m—(O—CH2—CH2)n—OH where m is an integer of 0-1, and n is an integer ?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Carlise, Olga E. S. Lindeman, Peter E. Reed, Peter G. Conrad, Leonard M. Ver Vers
  • Patent number: 9938407
    Abstract: A polyarylene sulfide resin composition includes: (A) a polyarylene sulfide resin having a carboxyl group content of more than 100 ?mol/g and less than 400 ?mol/g, and also having a weight average molecular weight of 10,000 or more and less than 100,000; and (B) a filler. The polyarylene sulfide resin composition has improved mechanical properties and chemical resistance while maintaining intrinsic high melting point of a polyarylene sulfide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Unohara, Hideki Matsumoto, Kei Saitoh, Kenichi Okunaga
  • Patent number: 9789186
    Abstract: Materials capable of delivering stabilized free radicals to targeted treatment sites. The materials comprise semi-crystalline, hydrolytically degradable polymers that are subjected to ionizing radiation to create stabilized free radicals therein. Upon exposure to oxygen containing aqueous media, the materials generate reactive oxidative species which are useful in biological processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany J. Brown, Adam S. Lafleur, Kenneth Mazich, Jeffrey C. Towler, Ji Zhang
  • Patent number: 9783244
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a hollow structure body having a hollow structure, in which a first shaped product constituted by a first fiber-reinforced resin material containing first reinforcing fibers and a first matrix resin and a second shaped product constituted by a second fiber-reinforced resin material containing second reinforcing fibers and a second matrix resin are combined, wherein in an arbitrary cross section in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction of the hollow structure, a ratio Sc/St between compressive strength Sc of a structure in the first shaped product and tensile strength St of a structure in the second shaped product satisfies formula (1): (?c/?t)*(Hc/Ht)<(Sc/St)<(?t/?c)*(Hc/Ht)??formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Jianwei Shi, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Kouhei Oka
  • Patent number: 9708474
    Abstract: A process for producing a tire component is provided. The process comprises: (a) blending at least one cellulose ester, at least one non-nitrile primary elastomer, and at least 70 phr of one or more fillers to produce an elastomeric composition, wherein at least a portion of the blending occurs at a temperature exceeding the Tg of the cellulose ester, wherein the elastomeric composition exhibits a Mooney viscosity at 100° C. as measured according to ASTM D1646 of not more than 110 AU; and (b) forming the tire component with the elastomeric composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Soumendra Kumar Basu, Bradley James Helmer
  • Patent number: 9541873
    Abstract: A fuser comprises a substrate and a composite layer formed on the substrate. The composite layer comprises a fluoropolymer and at least one of (a) perfluorosulfonated polymer-treated, carbon nanotube-comprising particles, and (b) perfluorosulfonated polymer-treated, graphene-comprising particles. Methods of making a fuser and methods of fusing toner particles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu, Suxia Yang, Sandra J. Gardner, Edward G. Zwartz, Yu Qi
  • Patent number: 9282787
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the invention, a precursor sheet is formed by injecting an EVA-based material into a mold cavity. The mold cavity is configured to create a series of indentations through a first portion of the precursor sheet and into a second portion of the precursor sheet. The precursor sheet is removed from the mold cavity and the second portion of the precursor sheet is removed from the first portion of the precursor sheet to create an isolated sheet with a series of through-holes. The isolated sheet is then formed into a portion of a shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: CROCS, INC.
    Inventors: Stefano Ferniani, Federico Fongher, Dale Bathum
  • Patent number: 9211697
    Abstract: A transfix surface member for use in aqueous ink jet printer comprises a substrate. A conformance layer is disposed on the substrate layer. A surface layer comprising a siloxane polymer network is on the conformance layer. The siloxane polymer network comprises a plurality of diphenylsiloxane moieties and a plurality of polar moieties, the diphenylsiloxane moieties and polar moieties being bonded to the siloxane polymer network by one or more siloxane linkages. An indirect printing apparatus employing the transfix surface member is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: Brynn Dooley, Gabriel Iftime, Gordon Sisler, Barkev Keoshkerian
  • Patent number: 9163754
    Abstract: A resin-made fuel inlet pipe that has a light weight, excellent impact resistance, and causes no fuel leakage includes at least one resin layer comprising a resin composition containing (A) a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or a linear short-chain branched polyethylene; (B) a polyethylene polymerized with a metallocene-based catalyst; and (C) a carbon black. A weight mixing ratio ((A)/(B)) is in a range of from 10/90 to 90/10; a content of component (C) is in a range of from 0.1 to 5 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of a total of components (A) and (B); a tissue (Y) comprising component (B) is inserted between linear crystalline tissues (X) comprising component (A) to expand an interval between the tissues (X); and component (C) is dispersed in the tissue (Y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Yajima, Koji Mizutani, Kazutaka Katayama, Shinya Nishikawa, Hiroshi Hayami
  • Patent number: 9127915
    Abstract: Lightweight self-healing composites comprise region-specific microstructures that dampen ballistic energy wherein the region-specific microstructures include at least one semi-crystalline thermoplastic and at least one nanoparticle nucleating agent. The distinctive region-specific microstructures allow the composites to dissipate high frequency and high amplitude shock wave into heat and reassemble itself into its original microstructure through reversible compression and decompression cycles. The region-specific microstructures comprise soft regions, comprised of highly polymeric entangled chains and hard regions, comprised of lamellae or spherullites anchored onto nanoparticle nucleating agents. The soft regions can trap the incoming energy shock wave while the hard regions provide the anchor sites, to allow the entangled chains to remain in place upon encountering ballistic impact. The anti-ballistic composites can be made in a monolithic form and do not significantly degrade under repeated fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Fu-Jya Daniel Tsai, John Bicknell Luscombe, III
  • Patent number: 9061444
    Abstract: In order to reduce the wall thickness of housing parts produced by means of plastic injection molding and equipped with decorative layers, such as battery covers of mobile devices, it is recommended to change to a starting material that is a fiber composite material equipped on one side with the decorative layer, from which starting material the housing part is formed in a deep drawing process. Even if a thick decorative layer the outer surface of which is highly embossed for haptic reasons is applied, the resulting wall thickness remains far below the wall thickness for a housing part that can be produced by means of injection molding. An even further reduction of the wall thickness is achieved if a fiber composite material is used as the deep drawing starting material for the shaped part, the decorative material being directly foamed or injected onto the surface of the fiber composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Oppermann, André Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9056951
    Abstract: A stiff layered polymer nanocomposite comprising a substrate adapted to receive a plurality of alternating layers of a first material and a second material; wherein the first material and second material are a polyelectrolyte, an organic polymer or an inorganic colloid and said first material and said second material have a chemical affinity for each other, said plurality of layers crosslinked using a chemical or physical crosslinking agent. Thin films that are consolidated and optionally crosslinked can be manufactured into hierarchical laminates with rigid and stress resistant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kotov, Paul Podsiadlo, Bong Sup Shim, Ellen M. Arruda, Anthony Waas
  • Publication number: 20150147506
    Abstract: A composite material containing a polymer composition and a very low concentration of carbon nanofillers, in particular carbon nanotubes, having improved mechanical properties. The method for producing said composite material and to the different uses thereof. The use of carbon nanofillers at a concentration of between 0.1 ppm and 99 ppm in order to improve mechanical properties, in particular the tensile properties of a polymer matrix encasing at least one polymer selected from a thermoplastic polymer alone or mixed with an elastomer resin base, while facilitating the shaping thereof into composite parts using any suitable technique, in particular injection, extrusion, compression or moulding, and while improving the electrostatic dissipation capability thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Korzhenko, Patrick Delprat, Catherine Bluteau, Andriy Tymoshenko, Anatolly Goryachkin, Dmitry Zakharov
  • Publication number: 20150147493
    Abstract: A method for producing infra-red inert substrates, including moulded polymeric articles, films, fibers and coatings and other organic and inorganic materials, by incorporating into the substrate or onto the surface of the substrate an effective amount of a dispersed bis-oxodihydroindolylen-benzodifuranone colourant. The thus obtained, also claimed substrates so produced are reflective and transparent to much of the near infra red radiation not reflected. There are multiple applications for cases of devices comprising electronic components, outdoor construction elements, outdoor furniture, automotive, marine or aerospace parts, laminates, artificial leather or textile materials, as well as in polychrome printing processes and optical fibers. The thus obtained substrates can also be subjected to laser welding. New bis-oxo-dihydroindolylen-benzodifuranone compounds are also claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Ruch, Philippe Bugnon, Paul Brown, Véronique Hall-Goulle
  • Patent number: 9028939
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a laminated sheet for packaging electronic components comprising a front surface layer, a center core layer and a rear surface layer, wherein the front surface layer and the rear surface layer each contains a rubber-modified styrenic copolymer (A) having a graft ratio of grafted rubber of 30 to 50%, a grafted rubber particle diameter of 0.1 to 0.5 ?m and a butadiene content of 5 to 25% by weight, and polyetheresteramide (B), and the center core layer contains a rubber-modified styrenic copolymer (C) having a graft ratio of grafted rubber of 70 to 90%, a grafted rubber particle diameter of 0.4 to 1.0 ?m, and a butadiene content of 5 to 15% by weight, and 5 to 50% by weight of a recycled material of this laminated sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junpei Fujiwara, Masatoshi Kawata, Yasushi Miyamura
  • Patent number: 9028938
    Abstract: An electronic component packaging sheet formed of a styrene resin composition includes: (A) 29-65 mass parts of a styrene-conjugated diene block copolymer; (B) 51-15 mass parts of a polystyrene resin; and (C) 20-9 mass parts of an impact resistant polystyrene resin. Components (A)-(C) each have a weight average molecular weight (Mw) within a specified range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junpei Fujiwara, Masatoshi Kawata
  • Publication number: 20150126827
    Abstract: A covering cap, in particular for placing on a skin analyzer, contains an end wall bounded by a circumferential edge, and a circumferential wall adjoining the circumferential edge of the end wall. At least one part of the covering cap has a thickness that is less than a thickness of the circumferential wall in a portion of the circumferential wall that lies in the region or end of the circumferential wall remote from the end wall. The end wall is of a gas-permeable configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: HAGL Peter
  • Publication number: 20150125644
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layer, expandable sleeve (100) for a printing press cylinder and to a method of manufacturing this expandable sleeve. The sleeve has an inner layer (110) with a hard surface inner jacket (112), which defines a longitudinal axis (A) and the cavity for mounting on the cylinder, and an outer layer (130) with a cylindrical outer jacket (132) for carrying an outer shell, a printing plate or a separate outer sleeve, in particular. An intermediate layer (120), manufactured in the form of a lightweight honeycomb having honeycomb cells oriented radially (B) to the longitudinal axis (A), is provided between the inner jacket (112) and the outer jacket (132). The intermediate layer (120) includes at least one honeycomb layer (122-1, 122-2, 122-3, 122-4, 122-5) of fibre composite honeycomb consisting of fibre material embedded in a resin matrix that has been applied coaxially around the longitudinal axis (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Euro-Composites S.A.
    Inventors: Rolf-Mathias ALTER, Patrick FRERES, Oliver BOTTLER
  • Publication number: 20150118426
    Abstract: An in-situ molded foam core structural plastic article having an outer shell with an interior cavity filled with expandable polymer beads which when expanded substantially fill the interior cavity forming a thermal bond with the shell. The bead and shell are of a similar plastic composition enabling the articles to be reground and recycled. Various articles are disclosed including structural panels, and automotive seat, load floor, interior panel, bumper and running board components. An apparatus for forming the articles and an associated method of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Richard W. ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20150118422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to combinations comprising hydrogen gas or a hydrogen donor agent and nanoclays comprising metallic cerium or cerium oxide particles. The invention also relates to compositions, nanocomposite materials and containers comprising these combinations. Additionally, the present invention relates to methods for obtaining these combinations and to the use thereof in packaging oxygen- and oxidation-sensitive products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Maria Antonieta Busolo Pons, Jose Maria Lagaron Cabello
  • Patent number: 9017781
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a matting and/or frosting additive concentrate for polymers or polymer blends, said additive comprising to 75% by weight of hollow glass microspheres and 20 to 95% by weight of a liquid or waxy carrier material and optionally up to 75% by weight of additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Holland Colours N.V.
    Inventors: Antony Bernard O'Brien, Kimberly Marie Chaplin, Emily Louise Fisher, Lora Sue Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150110982
    Abstract: A preform for a container comprises a polymer composition which includes tungsten oxide particles, for example WO2.72 or WO2.92.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Philip Brannon, Adrian Carmichael, William Adochio, Gregory Gaudet, Daniel Rardon, Mark Still
  • Publication number: 20150099078
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions, comprising polysilazane, polysiloxane, and a boron constituent. The compositions may further comprise carbon nanofibers. Also provided is a method for forming the compositions, composites formed from a composition, and a method for forming composites from a composition by mixing the compositions with fibers and curing the composition-fiber mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Burning Bush Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Fish
  • Publication number: 20150099077
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition comprising a granular polyethylene resin characterized by a resin solid density of from 0.91 to 0.97 g/cm3, a ratio of intraparticle void volume to interparticle void volume of from 0.33 to 0.67, and a total resin porosity, ?total, of equal to or greater than 0.45 is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Global Technololgies LLC
    Inventors: William J. Michie, JR., Dale A. Wright, Robert J. Jorgensen, Carl F. Baker, Burkhard E. Wagner, Joe B. Garrett, Matthew H. Mills
  • Patent number: 8999468
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: M&G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew Sisson, Arianna Giovannini, Simone Ferrero
  • Publication number: 20150079323
    Abstract: A pneumatic object or inflatable article includes a gastight elastomer layer. The elastomer layer is formed of a material that includes at least one thermoplastic polyisobutylene block elastomer and a platy filler, such that relationships of: EX?/EZ?>1.2 and EY?/EZ?>1.2 apply, with Z being a direction normal to the elastomer layer, X and Y being directions orthogonal to Z, and EX?, EY? and EZ? being dynamic moduli in compression of the elastomer layer in the X, Y, and Z directions, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Vincent Abad, Vincent Lemal, Romain Libert
  • Publication number: 20150050441
    Abstract: A structural component semi-finished part has two wall elements which at least partly define a receiving space in a transverse direction. The receiving space extends in a longitudinal direction. In the receiving space, reinforcing fibers are arranged. In order to distribute a matrix material in the receiving space, a flow aid is provided which is configured as at least one channel at a side of at least one of the wall elements facing the receiving space. The at least one channel allows the matrix material to be easily and rapidly distributed throughout the receiving space in order to provide the reinforcing fibers with matrix material. In order to produce a structural component having an at least partly curved desired shape, the wall elements are formable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Valentine Troi
  • Patent number: 8956556
    Abstract: The present application is directed to dielectric isolators for use in aircraft fuel systems to control lightning induced current and allow dissipation of electrostatic charge. The dielectric isolators are configured to have a high enough impedance to limit lightning currents to low levels, but low enough impedance to allow electrostatic charge to dissipate without allowing buildup. Although the dielectric isolators may develop a potential difference across the dielectric length due to the effects of lightning currents and its inherent impedance, they are configured to withstand these induced voltages without dielectric breakdown or performance degradation. In one embodiment, the dielectric isolator includes a tube constructed of a composition including a thermoplastic organic polymer (e.g., PEEK) and carbon nanotubes, and a pair of fittings attached to opposing ends of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Clifton P. Breay, Sara D. Pfannenstiel, Stephen C. Matthews, Edward W. S. Bryant
  • Publication number: 20150044402
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is an article of manufacture comprising at least two longitudinal sections comprising a thermoplastic matrix of randomly dispersed carbon fibers forming the article of manufacture, with the structure reinforced by affixing a pad up of a thermoplastic matrix comprising oriented fibers to at least one of the longitudinal sections. The at least two longitudinal sections are assembled to form the article of manufacture by the interaction of adjoining structures on one longitudinal section with adjoining structures on the other longitudinal section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: William V. Carson, JR., George Bielert
  • Patent number: 8945695
    Abstract: PET resins containing a small amount of a blue dye and/or further containing inorganic particles of Fe3O4 or BaSO4 are synthesized in the presence of an inorganic Ti—Mg catalyst employed as a polycondensation catalyst and a phosphorus stabilizer during a polycondensation process, and the resultant PET resins are free of yellowish appearance and reduced regenerated acetaldehyde and cyclic oligomers after processed so that PET bottle preforms if made of the PET resins can facilitate reduction in aging time thereby to improve the product yield of the bottle preforms and to save the stock space for storing the bottle preforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nan Ya Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Zo-Chun Jen
  • Patent number: 8932695
    Abstract: A pressure vessel includes a first (base or innermost) layer composed of a resin-impregnated woven sleeve with chopped basalt fibers assembled in the voids of the sleeve and impregnated with an epoxy resin. A second and third layer is composed of continuous basalt fiber filaments arranged in a helical pattern, with the helical angle of the second layer being not equal to that of the third layer. A fourth layer is composed of continuous basalt fibers arranged in a hoop pattern. The fifth (outermost) layer is composed of randomly oriented chopped basalt fibers impregnated with a resin matrix and compacted with the subsequent wound filaments at up to ten pounds of tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Matthew Villarreal, Aaron Laney
  • Patent number: 8927076
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: M&G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew Sisson, Arianna Giovannini, Simone Ferrero
  • Patent number: 8916248
    Abstract: Metal-coated polymer articles containing structural substantially porosity-free, fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings/layers optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein on polymer substrates, are disclosed. The substantially porosity-free metallic coatings/layers/patches are applied to polymer or polymer composite substrates to provide, enhance or restore vacuum/pressure integrity and fluid sealing functions. Due to the excellent adhesion between the metallic coating and the polymer article satisfactory thermal cycling performance is achieved. The fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, aerospace and automotive parts and other components exposed to thermal cycling and stress created by erosion and impact damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Integran Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan McCrea, Francisco Gonzalez, Gino Palumbo, Klaus Tomantschger, Rich Emrich, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Mary Pasquantonio, John Kratochwil, Herath Katugaha
  • Publication number: 20140370217
    Abstract: Equipment for oil and/or gas drilling, completion, storage and transportation, including pressure vessels, tools, pipes, tubes, connections and any other parts is coated with highly structured composite material. Due to its highly structured composition it is a particularly effective barrier to protect metals against attack by corrosive substances such as hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and sea water, if necessary under hydrothermal conditions. At the same time it is also abrasion stable, for example against a grinding effect by sand, as well as resistant to the impact of mechanical load e.g. by tools. This is achieved by a coating comprising a binder comprising at least one cross-linked resin, wherein the resin comprises at least one of polar group; at least one type of hydrophilic flakes with an aspect ratio of more than 10, wherein the surface of the flakes at least partially comprises a metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Tenaris Connections Limited
    Inventors: Teresa Perez, Maurizio Bellingardi, Paolo Bortot, Douglas Espin, Carsten Becker-Willinger, Frank Hollmann, Marlon Jochum, Michael Opsoelder, Sabine Schmitz-Stoewe
  • Publication number: 20140370327
    Abstract: A high vacuum component, e.g. a vacuum chamber wall or a component that is operated or positioned within a vacuum chamber in use is described. The component is substantially formed of a layered material comprising a fibrous composite material layer having a surface that is coated with a copper intermediate layer and an impermeable outer layer of nickel. In use the outer layer is exposed to a high vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: GE Energy Power Conversion Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Richard Ingles
  • Publication number: 20140370216
    Abstract: A method for a case for an electronic device is provided. The method includes two steps. More specifically, in the method, a first plastic layer is formed by injection molding. Subsequently, a PCM microcapsule layer is formed on one side of the first plastic layer by injection molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: Inventec(Pudong) Technology Corporation, Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Lun CHENG, Chun-Lung LIN, Chih-Ming WENG
  • Patent number: 8911843
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a partly-biodegradable system, which comprises a non-biodegradable portion and a biodegradable portion wherein the non-biodegradable portion is easily separated from the biodegradable portion for disposal of the system. In certain embodiments, the system further comprises a cover layer of non-biodegradable film which adheres to the first non-biodegradable portion to form a sealed compartment for food or drink reservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Chamness Biodegradables, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Dellinger, Neil J. Dunn, Elie Helou, Jr., William V. Hickey, Dwight W. Schwark, Drew V. Speer
  • Patent number: 8895120
    Abstract: Preform for the blow moulding of a container comprising a neck section (1) including a pouring opening (20), an adjacent wall section (2) and a bottom section (3). It consists of a primary plastic raw material in a primary area (A1, A2, A3) and at least one secondary material in at least a secondary area (B1, B2, B3) both having a mutually different coloration. Said preform is remarkable in that said bottom section (3) is composed of a multi-layer structure with primary layers composed of said primary plastic material, and additional secondary layers (6, 7, 8, 9, 10). The latter are composed of said secondary material, two surface secondary layers the one of which (6) is directed outwardly respective the preform, whereas the other one (10) is directed inwardly, and an intermediate secondary layer between them (7, 8, 9), which constitutes a core layer, which is located between two said primary layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Resilux
    Inventor: William Dierickx
  • Publication number: 20140322467
    Abstract: A polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided. The polyester-carbamate polymer preferably includes a polyester-carbamate backbone and one or more blocked isocyanate groups. A coating composition is provided that preferably includes the polyester-carbamate polymer and a thermoplastic dispersion. In a preferred embodiment, the coating composition is an organosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Nicolas Doreau, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson
  • Patent number: 8865279
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a reinforced composition comprising: 55 to 80 wt % of a compatibilized blend of a polyphthalamide and a poly(phenylene ether) wherein said compatibilized blend is formed from a mixture of polyphthalamide and poly(phenylene ether) in a ratio of between 1.5:1 and 7.0:1, and a functionalizing agent in an amount sufficient to effect compatibilization; and 20 to 45 wt % of a nylon glass fiber, wherein the composition contains less than 0.1 wt % of phosphinates and less than 0.1 wt % of impact modifiers and weight percent is based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Sai-Pei Ting
  • Patent number: 8859063
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a protective casing are provided. In at least one embodiment, a protective casing includes a flexible insulation layer configured to inhibit thermal energy from conducting from an external side of the flexible insulation layer to an internal side of the flexible insulation layer. The protective casing also includes a microlattice layer abutting the internal side of the flexible insulation layer, the microlattice layer configured to distribute thermal energy that passes through the flexible insulation layer substantially throughout the microlattice layer. Further, the protective casing includes a heat absorbing material that impregnates the microlattice layer, the heat absorbing material configured to absorb the thermal energy in the microlattice layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowell Miller, Gary Kersten, Wendell A. Frost
  • Patent number: 8845046
    Abstract: A highly reliable vacuum heat insulating material having excellent processability, usability and heat insulating performance and a heat insulating box using the vacuum heat insulating material are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoko Nomura, Syuichi Iwata, Hiroshi Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20140287175
    Abstract: A stress control article for protecting joints and terminations in electrical power cables and for controlling electrical stresses, comprises a cover layer comprised of an electrically insulating, flexible polymeric material; and a stress control layer applied to one side of the cover layer. The stress control layer comprises a stress control material which may comprise a particulate filler comprising varistor particles; and a polymer matrix in which the particulate filler is embedded. The polymer matrix may comprise a silicone gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ShawCor Ltd.
    Inventors: Sharon Elizabeth Krawiec, Richard Valeriote, Douglas Neil Burwell