Discontinuous Or Tubular Or Cellular Core Patents (Class 428/376)
  • Patent number: 10524915
    Abstract: The present invention provides scaffolds comprising dual structural organization for bone and regeneration. Methods for fabricating and using the scaffold are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Freeman, Brittany L. Taylor, Pushpendra P. Patel
  • Patent number: 10494740
    Abstract: Methods of producing a polyamide filaments and fibers are provided. The methods include providing a dual-terminated polyamide and spinning the dual-terminated polyamide at a speed of 3500 m/min to 8000 m/min to form a fiber. In one embodiment, the polyamide has an amine endgroup concentration of 25 mmol/kg to 40 mmol/kg and a carboxyl endgroup concentration of 18 mmol/kg to 50 mmol/kg. Fibers and yarns comprising polyamide filaments and fibers formed from the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Min Wang, Shuwen Peng, David J. Loy, Jie Wei, Tingzhi Chen
  • Patent number: 9776213
    Abstract: A sheet manufacturing apparatus includes a classifier unit configured to classify by air flow an introduced material that has been introduced, a screening unit configured to allow a classified material, which comprises fibers, that has been classified by the classifier unit to pass through a plurality of openings to screen the classified material, and a forming unit configured to use a passed material that has passed through the openings to form a sheet. The classified material is supplied to the screening unit by the air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuma Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 9734803
    Abstract: In a musical string (1), in particular for bowed and/or plucked instruments, it is provided that the musical string has a first fluid (6), which is arranged on a first musical string part (2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11) of the musical string (1), and a second fluid (7), which is arranged on a second musical string part (2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13) of the musical string (1) and is different from the first fluid (6), wherein the first fluid (6) and the second fluid (7) are arranged to form a first mixing region (15) in at least one first pre-definable oscillating section of the musical string (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Thomastik-Infeld Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Franz Klanner, Bernhard Rieger
  • Patent number: 9726306
    Abstract: A flexible pipe includes: an inner liner formed as a tube and having an outer surface and an inner surface defining an inner diameter; a reinforcement layer bonded to the inner liner and including at least a first ply of reinforcing tape helically wrapped in a first helical direction about the inner liner and a second ply of reinforcing tape helically wrapped about the first ply of reinforcing tape, the second ply of reinforcing tape helically wrapped in a second helical direction opposite to the first helical direction; and an outer jacket applied over and bonded to the reinforcement layer, the outer jacket including a thermoplastic. A reinforcing tape for use in the pipe or other applications includes: a plurality of reinforcing fibers and a matrix about the plurality of reinforcing fibers to hold the reinforcing fibers in the form of a tape, the matrix including thermoplastic and an additive to increase the impact resistance of the thermoplastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SHAWCOR LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Duncan, Hao Niu, Jeffrey Ryan Conley, Stephen James Edmondson, Jiri Holub, Alfredo Andrenacci, Nitin Gujare
  • Patent number: 9314953
    Abstract: In the present invention, a manufacturing process is provided in which a complete multi-component synthetic closure is achieved which incorporates printed indicia formed thereon, in a continuous, in-line manufacturing operation. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the core member of the synthetic closure is formed by a continuous extrusion process which enables the core to be manufactured as an elongated, continuous length of material. As the continuous elongated length of extruded material forming the central core is advanced from the extruder towards an outer skin forming station, the central core passes through a printing station for forming any desired indicia on the outer surface of the central core prior to the application of the outer skin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: NOMACORC, LLC
    Inventors: Edouard Lauer, Marco Josef Otto Kirch
  • Patent number: 9156698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing purified carbon nanotubes (CNTs) comprising mixing starting CNTs with an organic solvent in the presence of sonication; substantially removing the organic solvent to obtain a CNT composition; and heating the CNT composition at 200° C. or higher to obtain the purified carbon nanotubes. The present invention further relates to the purified CNTs and cohesive CNT assemblies prepared from the method described herein, and articles (e.g. capacitor, energy storage device or capacitive deionization device) comprising the purified CNTs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Yongan Yan, Nissim Ray
  • Publication number: 20150101289
    Abstract: A loose fill packing media that can be used to protect packed items from heat and flame or to contain combustion and heat generated by a packed item comprises a plurality of foam cores formed from a cured thermoset resin coated with a layer of an intumescent material. The foam may be formed by mixing a thermoset resin with micro-balloons and a heat absorbing phase change material, adding a catalyst and shaping the mixture into pellets, curing the shaped pellets and then coating the pellets with the intumescent material. The pellets flow freely at room temperature to facilitate pouring into a box around a package to be protected. If the temperature becomes sufficiently elevated, the intumescent material foams and then chars holding the pellets together. The layer of pellets significantly impedes heat transfer to or from the package surrounded by the pellets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: AKROFIRE, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Johnson, Jonathan Green, John V. Robertson, Geren G. Houser
  • Publication number: 20150086784
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an optical fiber base material and an optical fiber base material, the method including: arranging a rod containing SiO2 family glass for core, in a container; pouring a SiO2 glass raw material solution for cladding layer and a hardener into the container, the glass raw material solution containing a hardening resin; solidifying the glass raw material solution through a self-hardening reaction; and then drying the solidified material and heating the solidified material in chlorine gas, to manufacture an optical fiber base material in which a SiO2 cladding layer is formed in an outer periphery of the rod containing SiO2 family glass for core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: KOHOKU KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Imoto, Futoshi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20150079865
    Abstract: Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) monofilament fibers and woven fabrics formed from the ePTFE fibers are provided. The ePTFE fibers have a substantially rectangular configuration, a density less than about 1.0 g/cc, and an aspect ratio greater than 15. Additionally, the ePTFE fibers are microporous and have a node and fibril structure. The ePTFE fiber may be woven into a fabric without first twisting the fiber. A polymer membrane and/or a textile may be laminated to the woven fabric to produce a laminated article. The ePTFE woven fabric simultaneously possesses high moisture vapor transmission (highly breathable) and high water entry pressure (water resistant). The woven fabric is quiet, soft, and drapable, making it especially suitable for use in garments, gloves and footwear applications. Treatments may be provided to the surface of the ePTFE fiber and/or the woven fabric to impart one or more desired functionality, such as, for example, oleophobicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Minor, Raymond B. Minor
  • Publication number: 20150056449
    Abstract: Preforms for open structured (lattice) composite tubular members manufactured from large (i.e. high filament count) prepreg yarns on a conventional maypole braiding machine, and subsequently cured to produce fiber reinforced composites of high strength and light weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Roy M. Broughton, JR., David J. Branscomb, David G. Beale
  • Publication number: 20150050494
    Abstract: A multi-walled titanium-based nanotube array containing metal or non-metal dopants is formed, in which the dopants are in the form of ions, compounds, clusters and particles located on at least one of a surface, inter-wall space and core of the nanotube. The structure can include multiple dopants, in the form of metal or non-metal ions, compounds, clusters or particles. The dopants can be located on one or more of on the surface of the nanotube, the inter-wall space (interlayer) of the nanotube and the core of the nanotube. The nanotubes may be formed by providing a titanium precursor, converting the titanium precursor into titanium-based layered materials to form titanium-based nanosheets, and transforming the titanium-based nanosheets to multi-walled titanium-based nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: King Lun Yeung, Shammi Akter Ferdousi, Wei Han
  • Publication number: 20150017440
    Abstract: A quartz glass tube as a semi-finished product for an optical component that has an inner bore extending along a tube centre axis for the acceptance of a core rod and a tube wall limited by an inner casing surface and an outer casing surface is already known; within said tube wall an inner region made of a first quartz glass and an outer region made of a second quartz glass with a different index of refraction surrounding the inner region contact one another at a contact surface which runs around the centre axis. In order to provide a quartz glass on this basis that facilitates the production of optical components for special applications such as laser-activated optical components in wand or fibre form, the invention states that the contact surface has a non-round course in the radial cross-section and the inner casing surface has a circular course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Gerhard Schötz, Karsten Bräuer, Richard Schmidt, Peter Bauer, Andreas Schultheis, Clemens Schmitt, Andreas Langner
  • Publication number: 20140354394
    Abstract: An insulated wire, containing: an insulating film made from a thermosetting resin disposed on a conductor directly or via an insulating layer interposed therebetween, in which the insulating film made from a thermosetting resin is a layer containing bubbles prepared by baking a varnish of thermosetting resin, and a layer containing no bubbles is formed as an upper or lower layer of the layer containing bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Makoto OYA, Daisuke MUTO, Makoto ONODERA, Keiichi TOMIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20140296438
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyvinylidene fluoride polymer having an ultra-high molecular weight, and unexpected physical properties. The ultra-high molecular weight polymer is clear, has a lower melting point, reduced crystallinity, excellent impact resistance, and a high elongation at the yield point. The ultra-high molecular weight polyvinylidene fluoride can be alone, or blended with other polymers, in final applications and articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Ramin Amin-Sanayei
  • Publication number: 20140147473
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to multilayered materials that are designed to roll spontaneously into micron-sized, cylindrical “jelly roll” or scroll structures. Specifically in this disclosure, at least one of the layers is comprised of a nanosheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140113091
    Abstract: A medical material has a compound firmly immobilized on the surface thereof, which compound is capable of inhibiting both of the blood coagulation reactions in a primary hemostasis stage in which platelets are involved and in a coagulation thrombus formation stage in which blood coagulation factors are involved in a state retaining the anticoagulant activity. The present invention provides a medical material having a hydrophilic polymer compound immobilized on the surface thereof, in which a compound and a copolymer of monomers selected from the group consisting of ethylene glycol, vinyl acetate, vinyl pyrrolidone, propylene glycol, vinyl alcohol and siloxane are bound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Sakaguchi, Yuka Sakaguchi, Kazuhiro Tanahashi
  • Patent number: 8703271
    Abstract: A thermal interface material (1) comprises a bulk polymer (2) within which is embedded sub-micron (c. 200 to 220 nm) composite material wires (3) having Ag and carbon nanotubes (“CNTs”) 4. The CNTs are embedded in the axial direction and have diameters in the range of 9.5 to 10 nm and have a length of about 0.7 ?m. In general the pore diameter can be in the range of 40 to 1200 nm. The material (1) has particularly good thermal conductivity because the wires (3) give excellent directionality to the nanotubes (4)—providing very low resistance heat transfer paths. The TIM is best suited for use between semiconductor devices (e.g. power semiconductor chip) and any type of thermal management systems for efficient removal of heat from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: University College Cork—National University of Ireland
    Inventors: Kafil M. Razeeb, Saibal Roy, James Francis Rohan, Lorraine Christine Nagle
  • Patent number: 8679628
    Abstract: There is provided an insulated wire equipped with an insulation film made of polymer alloy, the polymer alloy comprising an amorphous thermosetting resin and an amorphous thermoplastic resin, in which: the insulation film has a sea-island structure; the amorphous thermosetting resin is a sea component of the sea-island structure; and the amorphous thermoplastic resin is an island component of the sea-island structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Honda, Tomiya Abe, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Daisuke Hino
  • Patent number: 8669200
    Abstract: A hollow fibre containing one or more layers having a mean pore size in one or more of said layers of less than 100?m. The invention also extends to a method for preparing porous hollow fibres and to the apparatus for preparing said fibres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Bath
    Inventors: Semali Priyanthi Perera, Chin-Chih Tai
  • Publication number: 20140057103
    Abstract: A chafe jacket is used with a line extending around a structure comprising a tube structure defining an inner surface and a jacket axis. The tube structure comprises fibers each defining a fiber axis. The fiber axes defined by portions of the fibers defining the interior surface of the tube structure extend at an interior fiber angle of less than approximately 50 degrees relative to the jacket axis. The chafe jacket extends around at least a portion of the line adjacent to the structure to reduce wear on the line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Greg Z. Mozsgai, Francis W. Choltco-Devlin, Chia-Te Chou
  • Publication number: 20140025007
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers that include a composite of at least three different materials, where the at least three different materials include a conductor, an insulator, and a non-centrosymmetric material, and where each material is disposed in one or more different cross-sectional regions of the fiber, with each region extending along a common length of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Publication number: 20140017493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high speed transmission cable (100) that includes a first inner conductor (110) and a dielectric film (120) that is concentrically arranged around at least a portion of the first conductor (110). The dielectric film (120) has a base layer (122) including a plurality of first protrusions (124) and second protrusions (126) formed on a first major surface of the base layer (122), wherein the first protrusions (124) and the second protrusions (126) are different from one another. The first protrusions (124) of the dielectric film (120) are disposed between the first inner conductor (110) and the base layer (122), the first protrusions (124) forming an insulating envelope around the first inner conductor (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas B. Gundel
  • Publication number: 20140008154
    Abstract: A belt for suspending or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of wires arranged into one or more cords; and a jacket substantially retaining the one or more cords. At least one of the one or more cords includes a plurality of non-load bearing filler filaments interposed between adjacent wires of the plurality of wires. An elevator system includes an elevator car, one or more sheaves, and one or more belts operably connected to the car and interactive with the one or more sheaves for suspending or driving the elevator car. Each belt of the one or more belts includes a plurality of wires arranged into one or more cords and a jacket substantially retaining the one or more cords. At least one of the one or more cords includes a plurality of non-load bearing filler filaments interposed between adjacent wires of the plurality of wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: John P. Wesson, Gopal R. Krishnan, Daniel Rush, Vijay Jayachandran
  • Publication number: 20140004291
    Abstract: A dry adhesive and a method of forming a dry adhesive. The method includes forming an opening through an etch layer and to a barrier layer, expanding the opening in the etch layer at the barrier layer, filling the opening with a material, removing the barrier layer from the material in the opening, and removing the etch layer from the material in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Metin Sitti, Seok Kim
  • Publication number: 20130340825
    Abstract: A dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) is provided, made from an anode layer of tin oxide (SnO2) coated titanium oxide (TiO2) nanostructures that overlie a substrate top surface. A dye overlies the anode layer, and a cathode overlies the dye. The cathode may be a hole conducting layer having a solid state phase or a redox electrolyte, with a counter electrode. The TiO2 nanostructures may be TiO2 nanoparticles, TiO2 nanowires, or TiO2 nanotubes. In the case of TiO2 nanowires or TiO2 nanotubes, their center axes are perpendicular to the substrate top surface. Regardless of the TiO2 nanostructure morphology, the SnO2 coating thickness is in the range of 2 to 10 nanometers (nm). In one aspect, the SnO2 coated TiO2 nanostructures have a dielectric layer shell, which may have a thickness in the range of 0.3 to 2 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Jan Lee, Karen Yuri Nishimura, Wei Pan, Sean Andrew Vail
  • Publication number: 20130323506
    Abstract: The present application relates to a fiber having an elongated body defining a longitudinal axis and at least one cavity. The cavity is positioned symmetrically with respect to a plane containing the longitudinal axis. In addition, an insulating gas, less thermally conductive than air, is trapped in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Martin FILTEAU, Stéphanie ROCHON
  • Patent number: 8580371
    Abstract: A superhydrophobic structure that may have a titanium substrate and nanoporous titanium oxide layer grown on the titanium substrate by anodization. The titanium oxide layer may have a plurality of nano-tube structures that create a microscopically rough surface on the titanium substrate. A hydrophobic coating may be deposited over the titanium oxide layer to create a superhydrophobic surface on the titanium substrate. The titanium oxide layer may provide a photocatalytic reaction with oxygen in surrounding air to oxidize organic contaminants on the superhydrophobic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Dennis R. Strauss
  • Publication number: 20130255035
    Abstract: A component part has an over-molded integrally formed insert member. The insert member has a predetermined feature. In addition, an end portion of the predetermined feature is exposed and free from over-molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Rex Blakeman
  • Publication number: 20130217032
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
  • Patent number: 8501645
    Abstract: Filamentous bodies which are longitudinally extended and other film-like constructions are made by combining liquid silicone-containing precursors with air and extruding them. Distinct types or grades of fibers, strands, and other film-like constructions are produced which have a multiplicity of useful applications and indications for use owing to their inherent memory, compactability, tensile strength and density. Processes for making the novel enhanced filamentous bodies and products by the same can be optimized for uses ranging from safe and effective (“leak-free”) prosthetics to cushions, inserts, membranes, in a plurality of fields from consumer electronics to medical devices, and athletic or orthopedic shoe inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Van Hai Pham
  • Publication number: 20130168007
    Abstract: Disclosed is the method for creating a reinforced hollow fiber membrane by applying reinforcing filaments to a core, casting a dope over the filaments and core, forming a membrane from the dope, and removing the core. The core may be a moving core, and the reinforcing yarns may comprise warp yarns and a spiral wrap yarn. The core may be soluble and removed by dissolving it. The core may be pre-wrapped with a yarn before the warp yarns are applied. The resulting reinforcing cage may be pre-shrunk before it is coated with a membrane dope. The pre-wrapped yarn may be removed, for example by dissolving it, after the reinforcing cage is coated. A precursor assembly for making a hollow fiber membrane is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Pierre Cote, Steven Kristian Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20130147181
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security structure (10), comprising at least one first fluorescent composition (13) and at least one second phosphorescent composition (12), the first and second compositions being simultaneously excitable by a predefined illuminant from a single first surface (14) of the structure, the security structure (10) being provided in the form of a security thread, a security film, or a patch, wherein the first fluorescent composition is at least partially stacked on the second phosphorescent composition and/or the first and second compositions are used for the reference marking on the security structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Henrî Rosset
  • Patent number: 8460790
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aggregate of nanofibers having less spread of single fiber fineness values that can be used in wide applications without limitation to the shape and the kind of the polymer, and a method for manufacturing the same. The present invention is an aggregate of nanofibers made of a thermoplastic polymer having single fiber fineness by number average in a range from 1×10?7 to 2×10?4 dtex and single fibers of 60% or more in fineness ratio have single fiber fineness in a range from 1×10?7 to 2×10?4 dtex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: TORAY Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Ochi, Akira Kishiro, Shuichi Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20130122296
    Abstract: A slickline cable comprises an axially extending strength member having a first diameter proximate an upper end and at least one smaller second diameter distal from the upper end. A coating material is adhered to at least a portion of the length of the strength member to form a substantially uniform outer diameter along the slickline cable. A method for making a slickline comprises forming an axially extending strength member having a first diameter proximate an upper end and at least one smaller second diameter distal from the upper end. A coating material is adhered to at least a portion of the length of the strength member to form a substantially uniform outer diameter along the slickline cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence C. Rose, Michael L. Fripp, Jack G. Clemens, Richard Mineo, Todd B. Miller, Jerry C. Foster
  • Publication number: 20130045416
    Abstract: Synthesis of gold microtubes and nanotubes suspendable in solution is presented. The synthesis is accomplished using an AAO template route, wherein a polymer tube is used as a sacrificial core. The synthesis produces hollow structures that consist of only gold. These nanostructures exhibit two SPR modes, which correspond to both the transverse and longitudinal modes. The mode assignment was confirmed by measuring SPR behavior as both aligned arrays and in solution. The performance of gold nanotubes as refractive index detectors was quantified and determined to be more sensitive than analogous solid nanorods prepared under identical conditions, and are among the most sensitive nanostructured plasmon sensors to date. Due to their intense and sensitive resonances in the NIR spectrum, these solution-suspendable nanoparticles have potential to be used as in vitro or in vivo sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Dwight S. SEFEROS, Colin BRIDGES, Paul DICARMINE
  • Publication number: 20130029149
    Abstract: A floating cord is provided, and includes a surface layer, a tube, and a plurality of floating members. The floating members are disposed in the tube, and the tube is disposed in the surface layer. The floating cord can float on water so that it can be used to connect to keys or glasses to prevent the keys or glasses from sinking into water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Sen-Mei CHENG
  • Publication number: 20130004690
    Abstract: A hydrophilic expanded fluoropolymer membrane having a coating comprising a copolymer comprising a non-wetting monomer and a fluoromonomer is described. In one embodiment, the non-wetting monomer and fluoromonomer are cross linked. A process of vaporizing, condensing and curing a formulation or formulations comprising the non-wetting monomer and/or the fluoromonomer is described. In one embodiment the condensed formulation is exposed to a high energy source such as a UV lamp for example to cross link the non-wetting monomer with the fluoromonomer. The coating may be conformable coating and may provide a hydrophilic membrane that has high water flow rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Michael G. Mikhael, Anthony J. LaBoy
  • Publication number: 20120324960
    Abstract: Methods for producing an optical fiber by elongating a silica glass blank or a coaxial group of silica glass components, on the basis of which a fiber is obtained that comprises a core zone, an inner jacket zone enclosing the core zone and a ring zone surrounding the inner jacket zone, are known.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Ralph Sattmann, Jan Vydra, Michael Huenermann
  • Publication number: 20120321890
    Abstract: The present invention is comprised of an elongate piece of first material having flexible qualities with a flexible strip of second, more rigid, and bendable material enclosed within the first material. The apparatus may be twist-tied around equipment for relatively easy transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: HANDLE IT, LLC
    Inventor: Dianne C. Daniel
  • Patent number: 8323801
    Abstract: A process for forming a low emissivity, moisture vapor permeable metallized composite sheet by coating a moisture vapor permeable sheet with at least one metal and exposing the freshly deposited metal to an oxidizing plasma thereby forming a protective synthetic metal oxide over the metal. The composite sheet material is suitable for use as a building construction barrier layer such as roof lining and house wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: John James Barnes, Ioannis V. Bletsos, Angelo Yializis, Michael G. Mikhael
  • Publication number: 20120115383
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for warming human extremities via graduated thermal insulation with a blanket comprised of concentrations of and transitions to and from concentrations of various types of woven thread fabric or non-woven fabric, having various properties of thermal insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: WARMER WEAVE, INC.
  • Publication number: 20120058338
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a cable protection system to at least partially shield a cable from heat, fire, an impact or other potentially harmful event or occurrence comprises a first encompassing member configured for placement around the cable or cable bundle, wherein a first void is defined between the first encompassing member and an outside of the cable or cable bundle. The system additionally includes a second encompassing member positioned around the first encompassing member, wherein a second void is defined between the first encompassing member and the second encompassing member. Further, the system comprises one or more fill materials positioned within the second void. In some embodiments, the fill material comprises vermiculite, ceramic and/or one or more other materials. The first void permits the cable protection system to be slidably moved relative to the cable or cable bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Edward Fyfe, Zachery Smith
  • Patent number: 8124227
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is carbon nanofibers mainly characterized by their high specific volume of mesopores, their high gas adsorption capacity and presenting a graphitic hollow structure. A second object of this invention is a procedure for obtaining such carbon nanofibers, which makes use of a metallic nickel catalyst and specific process furnace parameters that combined with the chemical composition of the furnace atmosphere and the fluidodynamic conditions of the gas stream inside the furnace, result in a faster growth of the carbon nanofibers and also in a higher quality of the carbon nanofibers obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Grupo Antolin-Ingenieria, S.A.
    Inventors: José Luis Gonzalez Moral, José Vera Agulló, César Merino Sánchez, Ignacio Martín Gullón
  • Publication number: 20120040184
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical fiber preform includes preparing from a first deposition tube a first rod that includes a central core and preparing from a second deposition tube a second rod that includes a buried trench. The method further includes fitting the second rod as a sleeve over the first rod. This disclosed method facilitates the manufacture of large-capacity fiber preforms using deposition benches having small and/or medium deposition capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: DRAKA COMTEQ B.V.
    Inventors: Louis-Anne de Montmorillon, Frans Gooijer, Pierre Sillard
  • Publication number: 20110274869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flame-retardant, modified hollow fiber with a silicone-free soft-touch finish feature, and also to a method for production thereof and the use thereof for fiberfill fiber products, in particular in the fiber filling of clothing, cushions, furniture, insulation, quilts, filters, upholstery (e.g., automobiles), sleeping bags, mattress covers and mattresses. In general, the hollow fibers used for these applications are those with flame-retardant, phosphorus-containing compounds. Polyester hollow fibers are used preferably as hollow fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Kay Bernhard, Jörg Dahringer, Michael Klanert
  • Patent number: 8017234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structural object coated with a superhydrophobic nanostructure composite, the structural object being obtained by densely coating a surface of a solid substrate having a desired shape with a nanostructure obtained by combining a polymer having a polyethyleneimine skeleton with silica on the nanometer order, and bonding a hydrophobic group to the surface of the nanostructure, and a process for producing the structural object. The present invention also relates to a structural object coated with a superhydrophobic nanostructure composite, the structural object being obtained by removing the polymer having the polyethyleneimine skeleton from the nanostructure and bonding a hydrophobic group to the surface of the residual nanostructure containing silica as a main constituent component, and a process for producing the structural object. Furthermore, the present invention provides a method of using the structural object as a container for transferring an aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignees: DIC Corporation, Kawamura Institute of Chemical Research
    Inventors: Ren-Hua Jin, Jian-Jun Yuan
  • Publication number: 20110177333
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve a generally known method for producing quartz glass doped with fluorine, wherein SiO2 particles are formed in the presence of fluorine by means of a plasma deposition process, deposited in layers on an outer envelope of a cylindrical quartz glass substrate body rotating about its longitudinal axis, and vitrified to form a layer of quartz glass with a fluorine content of at least 1.5 wt. %, in such a way that a quartz glass semifinished product with a high fluorine content, characterised by a high basic transmission in the UV wavelength range, is obtained. To this end, the substrate body has at least one reservoir layer of quartz glass at least in the region of the outer envelope thereof, having a minimum hydroxyl group content of 200 wt. ppm and/or a minimum hydrogen content of 1×1017 molecules/cm3, and the substrate body is either fully or partially removed following the deposition of the quartz glass layer doped with fluorine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Schoetz, Karsten Braeuer, Andreas Langner
  • Publication number: 20110143089
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a mechanical component, and winding device to implementing the method. The component includes at least one insert of metal matrix composite, within which matrix ceramic fibers extend, the composite insert obtained from a plurality of coated filaments each including a ceramic fiber coated with a metal sheath. The method manufactures an insert preform by winding a bonded lap or bundle of coated filaments about a cylindrical component. At least some of the winding is performed in at least one rectilinear direction. The method further inserts the insert preform in a first container; performs hot isostatic compaction of the first container; and machines the first container to form a rectilinear insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Patrick Dunleavy, Jean-Michel Patrick, Maurice Franchet, Gilles Charles, Casimir Klein, Richard Masson
  • Publication number: 20110133051
    Abstract: A system for applying tension to a component for use in molten metal processing. Preferably, the component includes an outer core and at least one tension rod positioned partially within the outer core. The component is preferably elongated, such as a support post or an impeller shaft. The tension rod applies compression to the outer cover, which makes the outer cover more resistant to breakage if it strikes, or is stricken by, an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Paul V. Cooper