Rod, Strand, Filament Or Fiber Patents (Class 428/364)
  • Patent number: 10300635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber production system (1) and production method which enables heat treatment applied during fiber production to be performed as applying laser on the fiber. The objective of the present invention is to provide a fiber production system (1) and production method which enables to perform momentary heat treatment on the filament (F) via laser beam (L) and which eliminates defected points in the filament structure by heating fast and drawing in fiber production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KORDSA GLOBAL ENDÜSTRIVEL IPLIK VE KORD BEZI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Ozlem Turkaslan
  • Patent number: 10272105
    Abstract: A composition including a plant medium and a poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide that comprises a clathrate containing oxygen gas molecules. The poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide may comprise of a poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide. The composition may include one or more nutrients. The composition may be in a solid form, a fluid form, or a combination thereof. The poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide is soluble in a fluid. In one embodiment, the poly-oxygenated metal hydroxide composition may have particles having a diameter of 212 ?m or less, and which may be homogeneous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HEMOTEK, LLC
    Inventors: Caree L. Woodmansee, Robert A Woodmansee, John W Woodmansee, Jr., William E. Harmon
  • Patent number: 10260170
    Abstract: Nylon based filaments, yarns, and fabrics having improved properties are provided. A filament contains a composite material formed from a (i) a main structural component containing a mixture of one or more base nylons and one or more secondary nylons, and optionally (ii) an additive component mixed with the main structural component. The one or more base nylons may include one or more aliphatic nylons and the one or more secondary nylons may include one or more semiaromatic nylons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company, LLC
    Inventor: Saumitra Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10258076
    Abstract: A fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and a plurality of polymeric fibers surrounding the smokeless tobacco. The polymeric fibers can have a basis weight of 5 gsm or less and a diameter of less than 100 microns. In some cases, the polymeric fibers are melt-blown polymeric fibers. In some cases, the polymeric fibers are centrifugal force spun polymeric fibers. A method of preparing a fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product includes melt-blowing or centrifugal force spinning a plurality of polymeric fibers to create an polymer deposition zone and passing a body comprising smokeless tobacco through the polymer deposition zone. In some cases, an electrostatic charge can be applied to the plurality of polymeric fibers, the body, or a combination thereof. In some cases, a spin is applied to the body when passing through the polymer deposition zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll, Shannon Maxwell Black, Yan Helen Sun, William J. Burke
  • Patent number: 10213965
    Abstract: A truss-formation apparatus comprising two truss makers and a lateral stage, wherein the truss makers create trusses and each truss maker comprises thermal dies, heaters with temperature sensors, and mandrels; wherein the truss makers form trusses that comprise parallel truss elements and battens; wherein a pultrusion actuator pulls parallel truss elements down along a mandrel; wherein a batten actuator causes a thermal die to rotate around a mandrel forming battens that connect parallel truss elements to one another; and wherein the lateral stage comprises a thermal die and traverses the gap between the parallel trusses forming cross members that connect the trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TETHERS UNLIMITED INC
    Inventors: Robert Hoyt, Gregory Kirkos, Jeffrey Slostad, Gregory Jimmerson, Todd Moser, Mark Jaster, Nicholas Barsalou
  • Patent number: 10201640
    Abstract: Methods to produce structures containing ultrafine fibers with average diameters from 10 nm to 10 ?m and more preferably from 50 nm to 5 ?m, have been developed. These methods produce ultrafine fibers without substantial loss of the polymer's weight average molecular weight. The ultrafine electrospun fibers have an unexpectedly higher degree of molecular orientation, and higher melt temperature than fibers derived by dry spinning. In the preferred embodiment, the polymer comprises 4-hydroxybutyrate. The ultrafine fibers are preferably derived by electrospinning. A solution of the polymer is dissolved in a solvent, pumped through a spinneret, subjected to an electric field, and ultrafine fibers with a high degree of molecular orientation are collected. These structures of ultrafine fibers can be used for a variety of purposes including fabrication of medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Martin, Kai Guo, Said Rizk, Simon F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10166741
    Abstract: An alloy includes: steel; manganese; aluminum; and silicon in an amount such that the alloy has an electrical conductivity from 2% IACS to 6% IACS measured in accordance with ASTM E1004-09 (2009).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
    Inventors: Tsineng Tony Ying, Richard R. Robidoux
  • Patent number: 10106716
    Abstract: Provided is a dust scatter preventing agent capable of preventing scattering of dust for a long period of time, by improving the strength of a coating layer formed on a surface of a tailing at a tailing accumulation site. A dust scatter preventing agent comprising an aqueous solution or aqueous dispersion that includes a hydrophilic polymer such as polyvinyl alcohol or a synthetic resin emulsion that has a property of being solidified and that has a contact angle with water of 45 degrees to 78 degrees, and an insoluble fiber material such as vinylon that has a cut length that is within a range of 0.5 mm to 30 mm, and a fineness that is within a range of 0.1 dtex to 20 dtex, with an amount of the insoluble fiber material with respect to the hydrophilic polymer being 0.1 to 1 by mass ratio, is spread over a surface of an object that includes fine particles having a particle size of 100 ?m or less and hardened to form a coating layer on the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Kusudo, Hideo Hayashi, Yasuhiro Tsugita, Sigehiro Nieda
  • Patent number: 10104925
    Abstract: Included are articles such as garments including polymer film compositions to alter the stress profile of the garment which is exhibited during wear of the garment. The polymer film may be bonded to the fabric to provide a fabric/film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Douglas K. Farmer, Carmen A. Covelli
  • Patent number: 10100161
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a polyamide-based polymer composition with superior fluidity and a polyamide-based composite material with superior mechanical strength prepared therefrom. More specifically, it relates to a polyamide-based polymer composition containing 0.1-5 parts by weight of dicyclohexylmethane bisdecanoamide, which is a cyclic compound, as a fluidity control agent based on 100 parts by weight of a mixture consisting of 20-90 wt % of a polyamide-based resin and 10-80 wt % of a reinforcing fiber, a polyamide-based composite material prepared using the same, and a method for preparing the same. The polymer composition according to the present disclosure, wherein dicyclohexylmethane bisdecanoamide is used as a fluidity control agent, provides an effect of reducing friction between a molten resin and a processing machine and greatly reducing torque by effectively dispersing a reinforcing fiber in a polyamide-based resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Youngjae Yoo, Hwan Seok Choi, Yong Seok Kim, Byoung Gak Kim, Dong-Gyun Kim, Sung-Goo Lee, Dohyun Im
  • Patent number: 10087262
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ethylene polymer having a viscosity-average molecular weight (Mv) of 3,000,000 or more and 15,000,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuyoshi Tarutani, Kazuyoshi Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10059081
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to fibers, nonwoven fabrics, and nonwoven laminates comprising a blend of at least one impact copolymer and at least one propylene-based elastomer. The blends comprise from about 45 to about 85 wt % of an impact copolymer, where the impact copolymer comprises a blend of a propylene homopolymer and a copolymer comprising from about 20 to about 80 wt % propylene-derived units and from about 20 to about 80 wt % ethylene-derived units. The blends further comprise from about 15 to about 55 wt % of a propylene-based elastomer, where the propylene-based elastomer comprises from about 5 to about 25 wt % units derived from one or more C2 or C4-C12 alpha-olefins and has a triad tacticity greater than about 90% and a heat of fusion less than about 75 J/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent B. Gallez, William M. Ferry
  • Patent number: 10052412
    Abstract: Due to the size and complexity of tissues such as the spinal cord and articular cartilage, specialized constructs incorporating cells as well as smart materials may be a promising strategy for achieving functional recovery. Aspects of the present invention describe the use of an electroactive, or piezoelectric, material that will act as a scaffold for stem cell induced tissue repair. Embodiments of the inventive material can also act alone as an electroactive scaffold for repairing tissues. The piezoelectric material of the present invention acts as a highly sensitive mechanoelectrical transducer that will generate charges in response to minute vibrational forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Treena L. Arinzeh, Norbert Weber, Michael Jaffe
  • Patent number: 10050248
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery that exhibits excellent retention of an electrolyte solution in an electrode body and excellent high rate charging and discharging characteristics. A secondary battery provided by the present invention includes an electrode body, which has a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator that electrically isolates the positive electrode from the negative electrode, and an electrolyte solution. In addition, the secondary battery has a non-woven fabric layer between the separator and the positive electrode and/or between the separator and the negative electrode. At least some of the fibers that constitute the non-woven fabric layer have one non-through hole in each of the fibers, with the non-through hole having an opening in one end of the fiber in a length direction thereof and extending in the length direction of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Umeyama, Harunari Shimamura, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Yusuke Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 10047219
    Abstract: Provided is a polyolefin-based resin composition capable of obtaining a molded product having a high modulus of elongation and a low coefficient of linear expansion. The polyolefin-based resin composition includes a polyolefin-based resin containing either one or both of an acid-modified polyolefin-based resin and a polyolefin-based resin with a hydroxyl group, and flaked graphite. The flaked graphite is uniformly dispersed in the polyolefin-based resin. As a result, a molded product formed by using the polyolefin-based resin composition has excellent mechanical strength such as a high modulus of elongation, a low coefficient of linear expansion, and high dimensional stability, and can be used for various applications such as a material that is suitable for use as the exterior panels of automobiles or a steel sheet replacement material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori Takahashi, Daisuke Mukohata, Mitsuru Naruta, Kouji Taniguchi, Naoyuki Nagatani, Shouji Nozato
  • Patent number: 10030326
    Abstract: Lightweight fabrics with a balance of high thermal properties, especially arc resistance and flash fire resistance, on the one hand, and durability and comfort properties, on the other hand, are disclosed. Articles, such as garments and linen, made from the lightweight fabrics are also disclosed. Spun yarns made with an intimate blend of fibers including flame resistant fiber, fire-resistant hydrophilic fibers, and a low level of anti-static fibers are described. The lightweight fabrics are particularly useful in garments for utility workers, industrial workers, military personnel, and firefighters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: DRIFIRE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Winfred Hines, Jr., James Jonathan Bailey
  • Patent number: 9977327
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photosensitive coating composition, a conductive coating film using the photosensitive coating composition, and a method for forming the conductive coating film. The present invention provides photosensitive coating composition for forming a conductive coating film, the composition containing a conductive nanomaterial and a photosensitive material. Further, the present invention provides a conductive coating film formed on a substrate, the conductive coating film formed using a photosensitive coating liquid. Here, after the photosensitive coating liquid is coated on the substrate, an exposed region and a non-exposed region are formed by exposure and washing, wherein the non-exposed region has at least two times the conductivity of the exposed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kwonwoo Shin, Jisun Park, Jinwoo Cho, Yoonjin Kim
  • Patent number: 9976079
    Abstract: Provided is an organic-inorganic composite having two or more kinds of light emission sites. When the organic-inorganic composite is caused to emit light, each of emission colors in each of light emission sites is independently maintained as a emission color that is shown when each of the light emission sites is independently caused to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takeshi Otsuka, Yoshiki Chujo
  • Patent number: 9963804
    Abstract: A polyamide monofilament is characterized in that the abrasion tension thereof when passed through a ceramic guide is 0.3 cN/dtex or less and in that the amount of static electricity generated at the exit of a chromium round bar guide, which is a frictional body, when the polyamide monofilament is passed through the chromium round bar guide, is 300 V or less. This polyamide monofilament and fiber package provide a gauze woven fabric for which tension is low when passing through a thread path guide when warping warp yarn, for which generation of static electricity is suppressed, and which has excellent weaving productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Morihiko Fujita, Tsuyoshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9896798
    Abstract: A product comprising a plurality of interlaced yarns wherein at least a first yarn having a tensile strength, having a value TS in N/tex, said first yarn containing a plurality of UHMWPE fibers having a titer, having a value T in den, wherein the ratio T/TS is at least 5 den.tex/N. The tensile strength is obtained by adjusting the drawing ratio or the UHMWPE filaments/fibers accordingly. The product shows resistance to abrasion. The product can be a rope or round slings, comprising a sheath/jacket comprising said first yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Johanna Margaretha Van Wunnik, Martin Pieter Vlasblom, Christiaan Henri Peter Dirks
  • Patent number: 9890479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyurethane resin including, as constituent units, a diol (a1) having a number average molecular weight of 500 to 10,000, an organic diisocyanate (b), and a chain extender (a2). The total concentration of urethane groups and urea groups in the polyurethane resin is 1.25 to 2.50 mmol/g based on the weight of the polyurethane resin. Hard segment domains of the polyurethane resin have an average domain size of 20 to 30 nm as measured with an atomic force microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., TORAY OPELONTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Koike, Shinpei Funaoka, Kenzo Hori, Toshihiro Tanaka, Shingo Ito, Hiroshi Takayama
  • Patent number: 9889598
    Abstract: A system for forming a waterproof seam between to sewn materials. The seam is formed using an adhesive coated thread. A thin strip of adhesive is placed between the two materials at the seam line. As the coated thread is sewn into the seam heat and pressure are simultaneously applied, melting the adhesive coating thereby filling the needle punctures. The melted adhesive coating will also flow into the areas between the needle punctures and between the materials. The heat and pressure applied to the coated thread will also melt the adhesive strip, causing additional adhesive to flow into the needle punctures and the areas between needle punctures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Roxanne Ferreiro
  • Patent number: 9891558
    Abstract: A semiconductive resin composition includes a plurality of thermoplastic resins forming a sea-island structure including a sea portion and an island portion; and a plurality of conductive fillers. The sea portion includes at least two of the thermoplastic resins, at least one of the at least two of the thermoplastic resins is a copolymer, and the content of the copolymer is from 20% to 60% by weight per 100% by weight of the thermoplastic resins in the sea portion, and the following relation is satisfied: 1.5?B/A?10 wherein A represents an average primary particle diameter of one of the conductive fillers having the smallest average primary particle diameter and B represents an average primary particle diameter of one of the conductive fillers having the largest average primary particle diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Matsushita, Akira Izutani, Hiroaki Takahashi, Yuri Haga, Keiichiro Juri, Hideaki Yasunaga
  • Patent number: 9889816
    Abstract: A non-coated woven fabric for air bag according to the present invention comprises a synthetic fiber containing 90% by weight or more of Nylon 66, characterized in that crimping rate of warp of the fabric is 10.0 to 13.0% while crimping rate of woof of the fabric is 6.0% or less, relative viscosity of Nylon 66 constituting the synthetic fiber in sulfuric acid is 3.15 to 3.7, the synthetic fiber contains 40 ppm to 200 ppm of phosphorus component and, when dynamic air permeability of the fabric is measured at a maximum pressure of 80±5 kPa based on ASTM D 6476 under the environment of 20° C.×65% RH, biaxial elongation strain hysteresis of the fabric during a transition from increased pressure to reduced pressure at 50 kPa is 0.69% to 1.0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Toshio Owari, Shingo Sogabe, Miho Yamamoto, Yusuke Kojyo, Yoshihiro Matsui, Kenichi Funaki
  • Patent number: 9869671
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to conducting an assay on a sample that isolates a pathogen from the sample and allows for analysis of the pathogen with minimal (i.e., at most 24 hrs of culturing) or no culturing of the pathogen. In certain embodiments, the invention provides methods for identifying a pathogen from a sample that involve obtaining a sample including a pathogen, conducting an assay that isolates the pathogen from the sample, culturing the isolated pathogen for at most about 24 hrs, and analyzing the pathogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: DNAE Group Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Sergey A. Dryga, Lisa-Jo Ann Clarizia, Eddie W. Adams, Victor C. Esch
  • Patent number: 9845555
    Abstract: A spun yarn includes a bicomponent staple fiber comprising poly(trimethylene terephthalate) and cotton staple fiber, where the poly(trimethylene terephthalate) is present at a level of at least 1 wt % and less than 20 wt % based on total weight of the spun yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: PARKDALE, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Robert Alton Usher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9840581
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of polyesters with inherent flame retardancy as or in adhesives, sealants and coatings, to polyesters with inherent flame retardancy and to processes for production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Christina Diehl, Gabriele Brenner, Bernhard Schleimer
  • Patent number: 9828728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process for producing chemical cellulose pulp wherein biopolymers are added immediately before, during or after a bleaching step, depending on pulp characteristics and on process conditions used. The biopolymers according to the present invention are starches chemically modified by an etherification reaction. This treatment results in a differentiated pulp having improved physical, chemical and mechanical properties when compared with cellulose pulps obtained by traditional processes. The use of said biopolymer alters the relations between important pulp properties rendering their application in papermaking process advantageous. This differentiation increases the possibilities of use and also of new applications, including for the substitution of pulps produced from other cellulose sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Fibria Celulose S/A
    Inventors: Romolo Ranocchia, Ademilson Massoquete, Danilo Oyakawa
  • Patent number: 9815020
    Abstract: Provided is a dehumidification system including an air directing device and an adsorbent hollow fiber module. The air directing device is used for conveying air. The adsorbent hollow fiber module can adsorb the moisture in the air as the air passes through the adsorbent hollow fiber module. The adsorbent hollow fiber module includes at least one adsorbent hollow fiber. The adsorbent hollow fiber has a tubular body having a first end and a second end and a channel disposed in the tubular body and extending from the first end to the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Reserach Institute
    Inventors: Chin-Chih Tai, Yun-Hsin Wang, Yi-Shan Lee, Tzer-Shen Lin
  • Patent number: 9815644
    Abstract: A paper feed roller including an elastic layer composed of thermosetting polyurethane containing a plasticizer, wherein an amount of the plasticizer is within a range of 10 to 50 pts. mass based on 100 pts. mass of the thermosetting polyurethane, and a surface residual charge on the elastic layer is within a range of 90 to 170 V. The surface residual charge is a value determined by single-point measurement of a surface potential of the elastic layer. The measurement includes rotating the paper feed roller in a circumferential direction, electrifying the surface of the elastic layer with a corotron while rotating the paper feed roller, and measuring the surface potential at a center point on the paper feed roller in a roller axis direction in a position where the paper feed roller is rotated by 90 degrees from a position where the surface of the elastic layer is electrified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuma Yoshida, Atsuhiro Kawano, Kuniaki Doi, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9803295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nonwoven webs or fabrics. In particular, the present invention relates to nonwoven webs having superior abrasion resistance and excellent softness characteristics. The nonwoven materials comprise monocomponent fibers having a surface comprising a polyethylene, said nonwoven material having a fuzz/abrasion of less than 0.7 mg/cm3. The present invention is also related to fibers having a diameter in a range of from 0.1 to 50 denier, said fibers comprising a polymer blend, wherein the polymer blend comprises: from 40 weight percent to 80 weight percent (by weight of the polymer blend) of a first polymer which is a homogeneous ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer having: a melt index of from about 1 to about 1000 grams/10 minutes, and a density of from 0.870 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rajen M. Patel, Gert Claasen, Wenbin Liang, Karin Katzer, Kenneth B. Stewart, Thomas Allgeuer, Jesus Nieto
  • Patent number: 9752258
    Abstract: A fiber made of a polyester copolymer (B), wherein the polyester copolymer (B) comprises a dicarboxylic acid component and a glycol component, and the dicarboxylic acid component comprises 75 mol % or more of a terephthalic acid component, 1.0 mol % to 3.5 mol % of component (a) derived from a compound represented by formula (I), 2.0 mol % to 10.0 mol % of a cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid component (b), and 2.0 mol % to 8.0 mol % of an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid component (c). This can afford a polyester fiber that exhibits deep color property to cation dyes and disperse dyes under a normal pressure environment and is superior in color fastness to washing and color fastness to light and can secure good spinnability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakatsuka, Kazuhiko Tanaka, Kazuhide Oka, Daisuke Ohga, Shinya Kawakado
  • Patent number: 9725827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing water-absorbing crosslinked polymer fibers, especially micro- or nanofibers, by spinning process, especially electrospinning process and to fibers obtainable by this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Daniel, Xiaomin Zhang, Kathleen H. Goebel
  • Patent number: 9715871
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multilayer dash isolation pad having superior formability and sound absorption performance. The multilayer dash isolation pad includes a decoupler and a sound absorption and insulation layer. The decoupler is a soft felt manufactured from urethane foam or octalobal cross-section fiber, and the sound absorption and insulation layer includes a compressed felt manufactured from octalobal cross-section fibers. In particular, the shape factor (?) of the octalobal cross-section fiber is 2.0 to 2.7. Particularly, the multilayer dash isolation pad according to the present invention does not decrease thickness or be contracted upon press molding after pre-heating felt, such that superior formability in components can be obtained and a sound absorption coefficient may be enhanced without increase in the weights and thicknesses of the decoupler and the sound absorption and insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Wook Lee, Kil Bu Joo, Won Jin Seo, Dae Won Seo, Bong Hyun Park, Pan Ki Jung, Kie Youn Jeong, Seung Soo Ryu, Keun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9702061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pile fabric including an acrylic synthetic fiber at a napped portion, the acrylic synthetic fiber is obtained by spinning a spinning solution including 90 to 99 parts by weight of a polymer A and 1 to 10 parts by weight of a polymer B. The polymer A is a polymer obtained by polymerizing a composition A including 40 to 97 wt % of acrylonitrile, 0 to 5 wt % of a sulfonic acid-containing monomer and 3 to 60 wt % of another copolymerizable monomer. The polymer B is obtained by polymerizing a composition B including 0 to 70 wt % of acrylonitrile, 20 to 90 wt % of acrylic ester and 10 to 40 wt % of a sulfonic acid-containing monomer, and the polymer B is a polymer to be dissolved in a mixed solvent composed of water and at least one organic solvent selected from the group consisting of N,N-dimethylformamide, N,N-dimethylacetamide, dimethylsulfoxide and acetone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Anahara, Sohei Nishida
  • Patent number: 9702060
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing spunbond fibers comprising melt blending a polypropylene having a melt flow rate (230/2.16) of from 10 to 30 dg/min with a peroxide visbreaker such that the resulting melt flow rate of the visbroken polypropylene is from 50 to 100 dg/min; melt extruding the visbroken polypropylene through a die block such that filaments of the visbroken polypropylene being produced are exposed to a cabin pressure of from 4500 to 7000 Pa; and forming fibers of from less than 6.0 denier. Nonwoven fabrics and multiple-layer structures can be made from the fibers described herein that are useful for filtering and absorption related articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Ferry, Galen C. Richeson
  • Patent number: 9677207
    Abstract: A moisture management fabric using denier differential to facilitate the movement of sweat away from the wearer's body is presented. An exemplary moisture management support garment constructed from an exemplary moisture management fabric is presented. An exemplary moisture management support garment is a moisture transporting sport bra. A denier differential is employed to provide superior moisture transporting and evaporation of perspiration from a wearer during exertion. The denier differential relies upon a facing layer and a back layer with substantially different yarn thickness and fabric porosity to achieve fluid transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca P. Hurd, Susan L. Sokolowski
  • Patent number: 9662868
    Abstract: A thermoplastic molded product including a decorative material having superior heat resistance, impact strength and flexural strength is disclosed. The thermoplastic molded product is useful for a window glass substitute, a partition, a decorative panel, a decorative film, and so on. The thermoplastic molded product comprises a copolymerized polyester resin sheet made of a copolymerized polyester resin; and at least one decorative material laminated on the copolymerized polyester resin sheet, the lamination being performed by applying heat and pressure to the copolymerized polyester resin sheet and the decorative material. The copolymerized polyester resin has an alternating structure of acid moieties which are derived from acid components and diol moieties which are derived from diol components, and the acid components comprise terephthalic acid, and the diol components comprise (i) 5˜99 mol % of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol and (ii) 1˜60 mol % of isosorbide with respect to the total diol components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoo-Jin Lee, Jong-Ryang Kim
  • Patent number: 9637672
    Abstract: A polyester resin composition comprising: 100 parts by mass of a polyester resin having at least 50% by mass of a glycolic acid resin; and from 0.5 to 50 parts by mass of a carboxylic acid anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Masaki, Masahiro Yamazaki, Takuma Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 9631070
    Abstract: Fillers are proposed, with the exception of layered silicates, which have a surface coating, which comprises a water-soluble polyamide or multiple water-soluble polyamides, wherein at least one of these water-soluble polyamides is produced by polycondensation from monomer components, which comprise at least one dicarboxylic acid and at least one selected ether diamine, preferably having linear oxypropyl amino end groups. Fillers coated in this manner are suitable for use in the production of filled and/or reinforced thermoplastic plastics molding materials. Thermoplastic plastics molding materials which contain fillers having such a surface coating have good mechanical properties and few emissions (low outgassing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventors: Georg Stoeppelmann, Botho Hoffmann, Nikolai Lamberts
  • Patent number: 9624458
    Abstract: A fibrous structure including filaments wherein the filaments comprise one or more filament-forming materials and one or more active agents that are releasable from the filament when exposed to conditions of intended use, the fibrous structure further having at least three regions. Methods of treating fabrics with a fibrous structure are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Weisman, Andreas Josef Dreher, Mark Robert Sivik, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Gregory Charles Gordon, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 9533480
    Abstract: Disclosed are laminates from multiple stacked plies of a uni-directional tape in which the tape formed from a plurality of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene gel spun, multi-filament yarns. The resultant laminate contains not more than five percent resin by weight. Related methods of making a laminate of this type are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Tam, Mark Benjamin Boone, Henry Gerard Ardiff, Brian H. Waring, Brian D. Arvidson, Ashok Bhatnagar, Steven Correale
  • Patent number: 9523192
    Abstract: Disclosed are a sound-absorbing material with improved sound-absorbing performance and a method for manufacturing the sound-absorbing material. The sound-absorbing material may improve sound absorption coefficient and transmission loss by forming large surface area and air layer, so as to induce viscosity loss of incident sound energy, and may provide light-weight design of a sound absorbing part or material since sound-absorbing performance may be substantially improved using reduced amount of fiber. Further, the sound-absorbing material may improve sound-absorbing performance by using binder fiber having rebound resilience, so as to maintain enough strength between fibers and also to maximize viscosity loss of sound energy transmitted to fiber structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Toray Chemical Korea Inc.
    Inventors: Hyo Seok Kim, Do Hyun Kim, Chi Hun Kim, Kie Youn Jeong, Bong Hyun Park, Jung Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 9487889
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are spandex fibers having reduced friction combined to provide a multiple end spandex package. The spandex fibers have a sheath-core cross-section with a lubricating additive is included in the sheath. A fusing additive specifically excluded to avoid coalescence among the individual filaments in the yarn. When combined in a yarn package, the multiple filaments are separable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: INVISTA North America S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Steven W. Smith, Raymond S. P. Leung
  • Patent number: 9481946
    Abstract: The present invention concerns methods for obtaining high-tenacity aramid yarn, wherein the yarn is made of a copolymer obtained from a mixture of monomers comprising 5-(6)-amino-2-(p-aminophenyl)benzimidazole, an aromatic para-diamine, and an aromatic para-diacid. The method comprises: a) spinning said copolymer from an inorganic acid solvent to produce the aramid yarn; b) washing the yarn with a basic aqueous solution for at least 5 seconds; and c) heating the yarn; wherein the yarn is heated in at least two process steps, comprising (i) in a first step the yarn is heated at a temperature of 200 to 360° C. at a tension of at least 0.2 cN/dtex, followed by (ii) a second step wherein the yarn is heated at a temperature of 370 to 500° C. at a tension of less than 1 cN/dtex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Warren Francis Knoff, Christopher William Newton
  • Patent number: 9441326
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a layered sheet comprising a flame resistant wet-laid nonwoven paper having a first and second surface and an inorganic refractory layer adjacent to at least one surface of the paper wherein the refractory layer has a dry areal weight of from 15 to 50 gsm and the bond strength between the refractory layer and the surface of the paper is from 0.25 lb/in to 0.8 lb/in, wherein the carrier comprises from 40 to 70 weight percent of aramid fibers and from 30 to 60 weight percent of polymeric binder, is hydrophilic, has a smoothness on at least one surface of no greater than 150 Sheffield units, a thickness of from 0.025 to 0.175 mm and a density of from 0.60 to 1.1 g/cc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Dariusz Wlodzimierz Kawka
  • Patent number: 9428864
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a layered sheet comprising an inherently flame resistant high strength fiber wet-laid nonwoven carrier having a first and second surface and an inorganic refractory layer adjacent to at least one surface of the carrier wherein the refractory layer has a dry area weight of from 15 to 50 gsm and the bond strength between the refractory layer and the surface of the paper is at least 0.25 lb/in, preferably at least 0.8 lb/in, wherein the carrier comprises from 70 to 90 weight percent of aramid fibers and from 10 to 30 weight percent of polymeric binder, is hydrophilic, has a thickness of from 0.025 to 0.175 mm and a density of from 0.25 to 1.1 g/cc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Dariusz Wlodzimierz Kawka
  • Patent number: 9421162
    Abstract: Polymeric compositions containing additives having properties of emission and/or absorption of radiation in the long infrared region, and articles shaped therefrom are produced, including yarns and textile articles such as fabrics or knits; such additives include organic additives or inorganic fillers which have a capacity for absorption/emission of radiation in the infrared region, in a wavelength range of from 2 ?m to 20 ?m, and also a polymeric substrate, with the proviso that the inorganic fillers may be selected from among oxides, sulfates, carbonates, phosphates and silicates, and such inorganic fillers having an average particle size of less than 2 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: RHODIA POLIAMIDA E ESPECIALIDADES LTDA
    Inventors: Thomas Canova, Dany Bizaroli De Mendonca, Tarcis Cordeiro Bastos
  • Patent number: 9394431
    Abstract: Fiber-containing composites are described that contain woven or non-woven fibers, and a cured binder formed from a binder composition that includes (1) a reducing sugar and (2) a crosslinking agent that includes a reaction product of a urea compound and a polycarbonyl compound. Exemplary reaction products for the crosslinking agent may include the reaction product of urea and an ?,?-bicarbonyl compound or an ?,?-bicarbonyl compound. Exemplary fiber-containing composites may include fiberglass insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Kiarash Alavi
  • Patent number: 9387646
    Abstract: Fabrics, laminates and assembles formed from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene tape articles. The tape articles have an average cross-sectional aspect ratio of at least about 10:1 and have a ratio of the low temperature area under the curve (120° C. to Tm-onset) to the total area under the curve (120° C. to 165° C.) of less than about 0.15 as calculated from an increasing temperature DSC scan from a temperature of 30° C. to a temperature of 200° C. at a constant rate of 10° C. per minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Tam, Mark Benjamin Boone, Steven Thomas Correale