Wound Or Wrapped Core Or Coating (i.e., Spiral Or Helical) Patents (Class 428/377)
  • Patent number: 10267361
    Abstract: A sliding contact surface-forming material includes a reinforcing base impregnated with a resol-type phenolic resin having polytetrafluoroethylene resin dispersed therein. The reinforcing base is composed of a woven fabric formed by using, respectively as the warp and the weft, a ply yarn which is formed by paralleling at least two strands of a single twist yarn spun from fluorine-containing resin fiber and a single twist yarn spun from polyphenylene sulfide fiber, and by twisting them in the direction opposite to the direction in which the single twist yarns were spun. Also, a multi-layered sliding contact component having the overall shape of a flat plate or a circular cylinder includes the sliding contact surface-forming material so as to configure at least the sliding-contact surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oiles Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ogoe, Shinya Nishimura, Kentaro Okubo
  • Patent number: 9878499
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elastic composite structure, which is intended for use as a flexible, pliable and thin film structure in the manufacture of a 2- or 3-dimensional product, particularly for providing mechanical protection against cutting, puncturing and/or the like. The composite structure comprises firstly an elastomer system (1), which is constituted by at least one PUR- (polyurethane resin), PUD- (polyurethane dispersion), SI- (silicone) based elastomer material and/or the like, and secondly by a mechanically durable reinforcer system (2), such as a fabric, weave or knit structure (2a) made from one or more flexible hybrid yarns, an oriented flake reinforcement structure (2c) made from laminated flakes (y), and/or the like. The invention relates also to an elastic composite structure, which is intended for the above application and which comprises a reinforcement system (2) for reinforcing the same mechanically against cutting, puncturing and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: OY OMS OPTOMEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD
    Inventors: Leo Hatjasalo, Kari Rinko
  • Patent number: 9764351
    Abstract: A method is provided for coating a substrate, in particular a fiber reinforced plastic component, a protective layer being applied, with preference by means of thermal spraying, to a non-cured resin film applied to a release film, and subsequently, after removal of the release film, the resin film being applied to the substrate and cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Kocik, Peter Knepper, Thomas Warda
  • Patent number: 9737293
    Abstract: Surgical constructs and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone. One exemplary embodiment of a construct is formed from a suture filament and includes two terminal ends of filament and an intermediate portion disposed along at least a portion of a length extending between the terminal ends. The construct can have a first terminal end that is the first terminal end of the filament, and a second terminal end that includes a loop. The loop can be formed by disposing the second terminal end of the filament within a volume of a portion of the intermediate portion of the filament. In some disclosed methods, both terminal ends of the filament can be passed through tissue when performing soft tissue repairs. Various other embodiments of constructs and methods are provided, including constructs having two or more filaments associated with an anchor and methods of using such constructs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard C. Tang, Gregory R. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 9410270
    Abstract: A system, method, and thread structure composition are disclosed. The thread structure composition includes a first thread and a second thread. The second thread includes a heat moldable material that is moldable above a predetermined temperature. The first thread remains in a solid form at temperatures substantially above the predetermined temperature. The second thread is twisted around the first thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Sterman, Todd A. Waatti
  • Patent number: 9404202
    Abstract: The invention provides a spun yarn comprising recycled carbon fiber, and a method for the production thereof. The recycled carbon fiber comprises discontinuous carbon fiber and, optionally, continuous carbon fiber, and may be recycled from various sources, such as end-of-life waste and manufacturing waste. The yarn which is produced shows the required degree of strength and durability, and can be used in all conventional composite manufacturing operations where virgin yarn is currently employed, such as woven fabric manufacture, unidirectional fabric manufacture, filament winding, pultrusion and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: University of Leeds
    Inventors: Carl Anthony Lawrence, Simon Brian Havis, Mahmudul Akonda
  • Patent number: 9388515
    Abstract: A heat curable, circular knitted fabric includes reinforcing and meltable resin fibers that can be cured to form a more rigid material form. In one embodiment, the fabric includes a core spun yarn, wherein the core may be made from glass, carbon, basalt, aramid or metal. The wrap surrounding the core may include resin type fibers such as Poly(p-phenylene sulfide) PPS, Polyetherimide (PEI), Polyether ether ketone (PEEK), Polysulfone (PES), Polyphthalamide (PPA), nylon, polyester, or polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SAPREX, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Jacque Goulet
  • Patent number: 8992800
    Abstract: There is provided an electroactive material having Formula I wherein: Q is the same or different at each occurrence and can be O, S, Se, Te, NR, SO, SO2, P, PO, PO2, and SiR2; R is the same or different at each occurrence and can be hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, alkenyl, or alkynyl; R1 through R10 are the same or different and can be hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, halogen, hydroxyl, aryloxy, alkoxy, alkenyl, alkynyl, amino, alkylthio, phosphino, silyl, —COR, —COOR, —PO3R2, —OPO3R2, or CN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Hong Meng, Dengfu Wang
  • Patent number: 8984698
    Abstract: Lightweight sewer cable that may include an elongate central resilient non-metallic core member, an elongate metallic helical coil spring surrounding the core member, and an elongate non-metallic spacer between the core member and the coil spring are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seescan, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark S. Olsson
  • Publication number: 20150004412
    Abstract: A method of making a portion of a bicycle frame including positioning a low-friction mandrel adjacent a flexible mandrel with a first fibrous material in between. The mandrels are wrapped with second fibrous material, and the mandrels are inserted into a mold. The second fibrous material is cured to produce a cured assembly, the cured assembly is withdrawn from the mold, and the low-friction mandrel is removed from the cured assembly to produce an internal passageway. The flexible mandrel can includes a recess, and the step of positioning can include inserting the low-friction mandrel into the recess of the flexible mandrel. Preferably, the low-friction mandrel has a cross sectional shape that substantially matches a cross-sectional shape of the recess. The invention is also embodied in a portion of a bicycle frame, such as a portion of the frame during the manufacturing process, and having similar features as recited above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Robb H. Jankura
  • Publication number: 20140378019
    Abstract: The aim is to reduce the flagging tendency of an adhesive bond using a UV-crosslinkable adhesive. This aim is accomplished by provision of a composition which comprises at least one UV-crosslinkable polyacrylate and at least one terpene-phenolic resin, the total concentration of the terpene-phenolic resins being 1 to 5 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition. The invention additionally relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive produced on the basis of this composition, an adhesive tape based on said adhesive and the use of said tape for wrapping elongate material such as cable harnesses, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: tesa SE
    Inventors: INGA AUKTUN, MICHAEL SIEBERT, ALEXANDER PRENZEL, STEPHAN ZÖLLNER
  • Publication number: 20140373914
    Abstract: The present invention can provide a protective sheet, a protective sheet preventing curl generation in a laminated article formed by using the same and having excellent appearance, and a solar cell module formed by using this protective sheet. A protective sheet includes a weather-resistant film A, an adhesive layer 1, a film B, an adhesive layer 2, a film C in the stated order, the film C having a thickness of 60 ?m or more, in which the width WA of the weather-resistant film, the width WB of the film B, and the width WC of the film C have a relationship of WA>WC>WB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Naoya Ninomiya, Tetsuya Aya, Osamu Akaike, Hirofumi Kudou, Yumi Mitsukura
  • Patent number: 8916262
    Abstract: The invention provides composite components, structures and method for producing composite components. A composite component has a negative effect Poisson's ratio and comprises a first component and a second component. The first component and the second component extend longitudinally relative to an axis, the first component being provided around the second component through one or more turns which are spaced longitudinally relative to the axis. A variation in the tensile load on the first component causes the radial position of the second component relative to the axis to vary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Barry Hook, Kenneth E. Evans, Jonathan Paul Hannington, Claire Hartmann-Thompson, Timothy Rex Bunce
  • Patent number: 8865316
    Abstract: A rubber laminate comprises a reinforcing layer and a second rubber layer laminated sequentially on a first rubber layer, at least one outer surface of the first rubber layer and the second rubber layer being covered with an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene layer, wherein the rubber layers covered with the ultra high molecular weight polyethylene layer are formed from a rubber composition comprising from 20 to 40 parts by mass of a softener per 100 parts by mass of a mixed rubber consisting of from 60 to 80% by mass ratio of a diene rubber and 20 to 40% by mass ratio of a ethylene-propylene-diene rubber and/or a butyl rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Peng Gong, Kazuto Yamakawa, Naoto Torii, Akira Sato
  • Publication number: 20140309365
    Abstract: A method for producing solidified fiber bundles includes applying a melt or solution to a carrier web forming a viscous coating, applying parallel filaments under tension to the carrier web, and pressing the filaments into the viscous coating, forming an impregnate. The coating is partially solidified until a plastically deformable state of the impregnate is obtained by vaporizing the solvent, thermal curing and/or cooling. The impregnate is rolled onto a winding core to form a roll while maintaining a winding tension of the filaments in the impregnate. The outer roll is fixed on the winding core by a sleeve and/or by adhesive tape. The impregnate is solidified by vaporizing the solvent, thermal curing and/or cooling. The solidified impregnate is divided up to form solidified fiber bundles. A pressure produced by the winding tension of the filaments in the impregnate is exerted on the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SGL CARBON SE
    Inventors: Rudi Beck, Florian Gojny, Frank Kochems, Konrad Maier
  • Publication number: 20140285055
    Abstract: A wound member for manufacturing a coil is a wound member for manufacturing a coil for manufacturing a coil wound around a slot of a stator core. The wound member for manufacturing a coil includes: a first side to be an end side at one side of a coil end disposed at an inner peripheral side of the stator core; a second side disposed opposite to the first side, the second side being to be an end side at another side of a coil end disposed at an outer peripheral side of the stator core; and a third side and a fourth side that respectively couple the first side and the second side. The first side has a length shorter than a length of the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Kenji TOMOHARA, Akihiko MAEMURA, Takeshi INOUE, Norimasa ADACHI, Junichi YASUKAWA
  • Patent number: 8771831
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to yarns and fabrics that exhibit anti-static, anti-odor, and anti-microbial properties. The yarn is comprised of several groups of predetermined fibers. One of these groups of predetermined fibers comprises fibers that exhibit anti-microbial, anti-odor and anti-static characteristics. In one embodiment, the yarn comprises a first plurality of fibers, a second plurality of fibers that are different from the fibers of the first plurality, and a third plurality of fibers that are different from the fibers of the first and second pluralities. In one embodiment, the fibers which exhibit anti-microbial, anti-odor and anti-static properties are metallic coated fibers. Other fibers used to form different embodiments of the yarns include cotton, nylon, polyester, wool, meta-aramid fibers, para-aramid fibers, and stretch fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Carole A. Winterhalter
  • Publication number: 20140182886
    Abstract: Method of applying a field grading layer to a power cable is disclosed. The method comprises compounding a polymer composition comprising a polymer matrix material, at least one non-linear conductive organic filler, and at least one crosslinking agent, extruding the compounded polymer composition into a crosslinkable field grading tape, winding the crosslinkable field grading tape onto a section of power cable in need of field grading curing and crosslinking the crosslinkable tape to obtain a field grading layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Bjorn Sonerud, Knut Magne Furuheim
  • Publication number: 20140099515
    Abstract: A steel cord (20) comprises a plurality of steel filaments (22, 24) arranged in parallel to the longitudinal axis of the steel cord (20) without twisting. The steel cord (20) further comprises a wrapping filament (26) twisted around the steel cord (20). Each of said steel filaments (22, 24) is a flat wire having flat surfaces. The steel filament (24) near the center of the steel cord (20) has a bigger width than the steel filaments (22) further away from the center of the steel cord (20) such that the cross-section of said steel cord (20) approximates an oval shape with the bending stiffness around the shorter axis of the oval shape being greater than the bending stiffness around the longer axis. In a tire, the steel cord being used as a reinforcement, the longer axis being arranged perpendicular to the radial direction of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Pengfei Wang, Zhichao Cheng, Jiankao Chen, Yiwen Luo
  • Patent number: 8652602
    Abstract: Auxetic structures exhibiting negative Poisson's ratios are disclosed including planar auxetic structures formed from x-axis and y-axis strands of selected waveforms. Portions of the auxetic structure referred to as unit cells comprise four joints formed by two adjacent x-axis strands overlapping two adjacent y-axis strands display symmetry about x and y axes. Each unit cell comprises four sub-unit cells formed from segments of ½ wavelength of the wave form. The planar auxetic structures may be formed into three-dimensional auxetic structures or cylindrical or spherical auxetic structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: William Jacob Spenner Dolla
  • Publication number: 20130302606
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a steel cord-rubber composite that is, even when a rubber composition constituting coating rubber does not contain cobalt salt, excellent in adhesion to a steel cord and capable of suppressing a decrease in modulus. The steel cord-rubber composite according to the present invention is constituted by using the steel cord coated with a rubber composition containing organic acid metal salt containing 10 mass % or less of free acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiichi Tahara
  • Publication number: 20130273333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive tape, in particular a wrapping tape for bundling cables (1) in automobiles. The basic design comprises a tape-shaped carrier (3) and at least one adhesive strip (4; 4a, 4b) that is applied to at least one side of the carrier (9). According to the invention, the adhesive strip (4; 4a, 4b) covers between 20% and 50% of the area of the associated carrier side (3a, 3b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: CERTOPLAST VORWERK & SOHN GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Meier, Daniela Tenbusch
  • Publication number: 20130260129
    Abstract: In a stretch yarn (1) comprising a stretchable core (2) covered by an inelastic fibers sheath (3) the stretchable core (2) comprises first and second fibers (4, 5) that have elastic properties, the first fiber (4) is an elastomer and the second fiber (5) is a polyester based (co)polymer, the amount of the second fiber being in the range of 60-90% (w/w) of the total weight of the fibers of the stretchable core (2); the first and second fibers are connected together at least at a plurality of points (P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Seref Agzikara, Mustafa Zeyrek, Hamit Yenici, Mahmut Ozdemir, Kenan Loyan, Esin Kalfa Kilickan
  • Publication number: 20130253661
    Abstract: A composite implant comprising an injectable matrix material which is flowable and settable, and at least one reinforcing element for integration with the injectable matrix material, the at least one reinforcing element adding sufficient strength to the injectable matrix material such that when the composite implant is disposed in a cavity in a bone, the composite implant supports the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. D'Agostino, Andrew J. Carter, Arthur Watterson, Joseph P. Lane
  • Patent number: 8541090
    Abstract: A method is presented for making a composite material from strips comprising longitudinal fibers and a binder or resin, which material comprises a number of layer assemblies one on top of the other. Each layer assembly comprises m sets (with m at least 2) of parallel strips each extending in a different direction, Each layer assembly is manufactured by successive steps of depositing groups of parallel strips according to a well defined pattern (without longitudinally interweaving strips with previously deposited strips). Before completing a layer assembly, with the exception of the last layer assembly, by depositing its last group of parallel strips, the first group of parallel strips of the following layer assembly is already deposited. A composite material manufactured with such a method is presented too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Stichting National Lucht-En Ruimtevaart Laboratorium
    Inventors: Martin Herman Nagelsmit, Christos Kassapoglou, Hubertus Gerardus Stephanus Jozef Thuis, Zafer Gürdal, Willem Antonius Roy Wildvank
  • Publication number: 20130239503
    Abstract: Reinforcement bars for concrete structures, comprising continuous, parallel fibers, made of basalt, carbon, glass fiber, or the like, embedded in a cured matrix, each bar being made of at least one fiber bundle comprising a number of parallel, cylindrical cross section fibers and said bars being provided with a surface shape and/or texture which contributes to good bonding with the concrete. Part of the surface of each bar being deformed prior to or during the curing by: a) strings of an elastic or inelastic, and/or b) at least one deformed section of each reinforcement bar; thereby producing a roughened surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Leonard W. Miller, Per Cato Standal
  • Patent number: 8486527
    Abstract: Fiber reinforcement rods having a combination of reinforcing fiber members coated with a UV curable vinyl ester resin material and a polybutylene terephthalate/polyether glycol or ethylene acrylic acid topcoat layer. The reinforcing fiber members may be S-type fiber members, E-type glass fiber members, a combination thereof, or E-type glass fiber members and/or S-type glass fiber members with high strength synthetic strands of poly (p-phenylene 2,6 benzoisoxazole fiber members. The topcoat layer provides enhanced properties of specific adhesion, enhanced environmental protection, resistance to surface fiber breakage, and to some degree resistance from delamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Neptco JV LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8475919
    Abstract: A fiber blend for yarns and fabrics for use in military, fire-fighting, industrial work wear, and first responder protective clothing to provide multifunctional protection to the wearer, the fiber blend including an aramid fiber blend, wool fibers, and electrostatic dissipative fibers, wherein the aramid fiber blend includes meta-aramid fibers, para-aramid fibers and electrostatic dissipative fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Carole A. Winterhalter
  • Publication number: 20130065049
    Abstract: What is described is a filler cord, which comprises a core of (i) paper and (ii) other swellable flat or round filler materials, swellable nonwovens, and/or swellable yarns; optionally a swellable nonwoven as a covering around the core; and, to secure the core, which may or may not have a covering, a swellable yarn, which is wrapped around the core, as well as a method for the production of same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: GARNTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Eispert, Thomas Schoenung
  • Publication number: 20130045653
    Abstract: A heat-resistant flame-retardant protective suit fabric of the present invention is formed of a uniform blended spun yarn including 25 to 75 mass % of polyetherimide fiber, 20 to 50 mass % of at least one fiber selected from wool and flame-retardant rayon, and 5 to 25 mass % of para-aramid fiber when the spun yarn is 100 mass %. The fabric experiences no heat shrinkage when exposed to a heat flux at 80 kW/m2 ±5% for 3 seconds in accordance with ISO 9151 Determination of Heat Transmission on Exposure to Flame. And the char length is not more than 10 cm in the longitudinal and horizontal directions in the flammability test specified in JIS L 1091A-4. Thereby, the present invention provides a protective suit fabric that provides comfort in wearing even if the suit is worn in the hot seasons or even if the wearer perspires during exertion. The fabric has high heat resistance and high flame retardance, favorable dye affinity, and the fabric can be produced at a low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicants: SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V., THE JAPAN WOOL TEXTILE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Takahashi, Hideki Omori
  • Publication number: 20130037353
    Abstract: A traction member for use with driving pulleys, consisting of one or more load-bearing elements and a plastics part which is arranged between the load-bearing elements and a force-transmission surface of the traction member. The overall friction value results from the fact that the force-transmission surface, which comes into contact with the driving pulley, has at least two regions, and that these regions are formed from different materials A and B having different coefficients of friction. The regions are in the form of strips in the longitudinal direction of the traction member. The carrier material A is softer and has a higher coefficient of friction and the further materials B1, B2, B3 etc. are each harder and each have a lower coefficient of friction. Preferably, the materials A, B1, B2, B3 etc. are applied in one work step by extrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: BRUGG DRAHTSEIL AG
    Inventors: Richard PHILLIPS, Daniel SCHOEPKE, Tim SCHWARZER, Daniel SCHLESIER
  • Publication number: 20130032264
    Abstract: A steel cord (10) for reinforcing rubber product comprises at least one core strand (12) and outer strands (14), the outer strands (14) are helically twisted around at least one core strand (12). Each of the strands (12, 14) comprises core steel filaments (16, 20) with the number of m and outer steel filaments with the number of n. The diameter of the core steel filaments in the core strand is Dcc, the diameter of the outer steel filaments in the core strand is Doc, the diameter of the core steel filament in the outer strand is Dco, and the diameter of the outer steel filament in the outer strand is Doo. The ratio of Dcc/Doc is not less than 1.04, the ratio of Dco/Doo is not less than 1.03, and the ratio of Doc/Dco is not less than 1. The core steel filaments and outer steel filaments are polygonally preformed before being twisted into strands. The steel cord is used for reinforcing off-the-road tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Zhichao Cheng, Pengfei Wang, Zhongwei Huang, Xiaodao Sheng
  • Patent number: 8357433
    Abstract: Polymer brushes (50) in a resin that create phonon pathways therein. The polymer brushes themselves comprise structured polymer hairs having a density of 0.8 to 1.0 g/cc, a chain length of 1 to 1000 nm, and a thermal conductivity of 0.5 to 5.0 W/mK. The polymer brushes are 10-25% by volume of the resin, and the polymer hairs can orient surrounding resin molecules to the polymer hairs alignment (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary C. Stevens, James D. B. Smith, John W. Wood
  • Publication number: 20120295109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a linear fibre formation comprising nanofibres deposited on a linear fibre core, at the same time the nanofibres are to the core fixed with a coil of at least one covering thread. The invention further relates to a method and a device for production of a linear fibre formation comprising a linear fibre core, on which in a spinning space of an electric field of high intensity the nanofibres produced through electrostatic spinning of polymer matrix are deposited. Through the spinning space of the electric field at least two straight segments of the linear fibre core are guided, between which the core outside the spinning space of electric field is guided at least along a section of circumference of the guiding cylinder, while in projection into a plane being tangential to circumference of the guiding cylinder and passing the respective segment of the core, this segment of the core and longitudinal axis of the guiding cylinder contain an acute angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Oldrich Jirsak, Filip Sanetrnik, Ladislav Mares
  • Patent number: 8298664
    Abstract: A dental material comprising a symmetrically rod-shaped fiber-reinforced composite comprising at least two layers of preimpregnated fibers, wherein the preimpregnated fibers comprise fibers coated with a resin, wherein the layers are unbraided, and wherein each layer is unidirectionally disposed on the preceding layer in a direction that is different from the direction of the preceding layer. The rod-shaped composite may be hollow and contain a channel throughout the axial length of the rod or may contain a shaft or other material that is inserted into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Pentron Clinical Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Weitao Jia
  • Publication number: 20120237767
    Abstract: A buffer layer is used to coat on the multi-filament wrapped string to fill the gaps. The polymers of the buffer-layer coating have a high melt-flow (low viscosity) during coating process to fill all the gaps between the filaments, and the filaments are fixed by the coatings onto base core materials. An outer protective coating is applied, which may comprise a composite nylon, clay nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, an impact modifier, or any combination of the foregoing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: APPLIED NANOTECH HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: ZVI YANIV, Dongsheng Mao
  • Publication number: 20120231272
    Abstract: An innovative method of thermoplastic electrofusion welding uses a novel compressible dual resin thermoplastic welding rod. This welding rod comprises an inner core made of a soft first thermoplastic resin, a resistance wire wrapped around the inner core, and an outer coating surrounding the inner core and wire. The outer coating is made of a second thermoplastic resin that is harder than the first thermoplastic resin of the inner core. The first thermoplastic may be made of thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV). The second thermoplastic resin may be made of a high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Because of its compressibility, this dual resin electrofusion welding rod greatly facilitates the seating of parts that are to be welded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: POWERCORE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Robert Pinder
  • Publication number: 20120227885
    Abstract: A steel cord (10) adapted for the reinforcement of rubber products, comprises a core strand (12) and six peripheral strands (14) concentrically surrounding the core strand (12). Each of the core and peripheral strands (12, 14) comprises a centre of two or more centre filaments (16) and two layers of filaments surrounding the centre. The core strand (12) has a diameter D1 which is greater than the diameter D2 of the peripheral strands (14). All the filaments (18, of each layer have substantially the same diameter and a radially outer layer has a twist angle which is greater than a twist angle of a radially inner layer of the same strand. Each of the strands (12, 14) in the cord is composed of no more than twenty-six filaments (16, 18, 20) being twisted together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Zhichao Cheng, Pengfei Wang, Huanjiong Pang
  • Patent number: 8252706
    Abstract: A method for preparing stretchable bonded nonwoven fabrics which involves forming a substantially nonbonded nonwoven web of multiple-component continuous filaments or staple fibers which are capable of developing three-dimensional spiral crimp, activating the spiral crimp by heating substantially nonbonded web under free shrinkage conditions during which the nonwoven remains substantially nonbonded, followed by bonding the crimped nonwoven web using an array of discrete mechanical, chemical, or thermal bonds. Nonwoven fabrics prepared according to the method of the current invention have an improved combination of stretch-recovery properties, textile hand and drape compared to multiple-component nonwoven fabrics known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: INVISTA North America S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Dimitri P. Zafiroglu, Geoffrey D. Hietpas, Debora Flanagan Massouda, Thomas Michael Ford, Patricia A. Ford, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8241748
    Abstract: Opaque color shifting strands are disclosed that have an optically variable color with a change in angle of incident light. The strands have an organic substrate and an optical interference structure on one or both sides of the organic substrate. The optical interference design can be a Fabry-Perot structure or can be optically variable ink. Plural strands can be combined to form a textile for example such as a garment label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Alberto Argoitia
  • Publication number: 20120196068
    Abstract: A rubber laminate comprises a reinforcing layer and a second rubber layer laminated sequentially on a first rubber layer, at least one outer surface of the first rubber layer and the second rubber layer being covered with an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene layer, wherein the rubber layers covered with the ultra high molecular weight polyethylene layer are formed from a rubber composition comprising from 20 to 40 parts by mass of a softener per 100 parts by mass of a mixed rubber consisting of from 60 to 80% by mass ratio of a diene rubber and 20 to 40% by mass ratio of a ethylene-propylene-diene rubber and/or a butyl rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Peng Gong, Kazuto Yamakawa, Naoto Torii, Akira Sato
  • Publication number: 20120177940
    Abstract: A steel cord used for reinforcing rubber product with an oval cross-section has a structure of m+n, while m is the number of core wires (26) and n is the number of the outer layer wires (22). The core wire (26) is untwisted while m is 1 or the core wires (26) are untwisted and aligned in parallel while m is between 2 and 4, and the outer layer wires (22) are twisted around said core wires (26). The core wires (26) are oval wires and the outer layer wires (22) are round wires. The wires (22, 26) in the steel cord have a carbon content not less than 0.60%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Zhichao Cheng, Hongzhen Zhu, Hao Zhou, Huanjiong Pang, Junhua Kan
  • Publication number: 20120175034
    Abstract: Metal cord (C-1) with three layers (C1, C2, C3), which is rubberized in situ, comprising a core or first layer (10, C1) of diameter d1, around which there are wound together in a helix at a pitch p2, in a second layer (C2), N wires (11) of diameter d2, around which there are wound together in a helix at a pitch p3, in a third layer (C3), P wires (12) of diameter d3, wherein the cord has the following characteristics (d1, d2, d3, p2 and p3 being expressed in mm): 0.08?d1?0.50; 0.08?d2?0.45; 0.08?d3?0.45; 5.1?(d1+d2)<p2<p3<4.9?(d1+2d2+d3); over any 2 cm length of cord, a rubber composition called “filling rubber” (13) is present in each of the capillaries (14) lying on the one hand between the core (C1) and the N wires (11) of the second layer (C2), and on the other hand between the N wires (11) of the second layer (C2) and the P wires (12) of the third layer (C3); the content of filling rubber (13) in the cord is comprised between 10 and 50 mg per gram of cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Jacques Gauthier, Thibaud Pottier
  • Publication number: 20120100386
    Abstract: A heating yarn includes an insulating yarn and a conductive yarn that is wound around the insulating yarn. The conductive yarn has an insulating core yarn and a plated layer (such as a copper plated layer) formed on a peripheral surface of the core yarn, and the core yarn is a high elasticity yarn (such as an aramid fiber) with an initial tensile resistance of 4.9 GPa or higher. Moreover, the heating yarn is woven in or knitted into the woven or knitted fabric as part of the constituent yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiteru HONMA, Hideaki KUNISADA
  • Patent number: 8109734
    Abstract: An article such as a fan blade of a turbofan engine comprises a core made up of components at least some of which comprise packs of rods embedded in a resin matrix material. The rods extend in the span-wise direction of the blade to resist centrifugal forces imposed on the blade during operation. The core is encased in a skin formed from preforms which may comprise fabric reinforcements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Robert C Backhouse
  • Patent number: 8084126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermoset resin fiber components, composite materials including thermoset resin fiber components, composite articles manufactured using such composite materials and methodologies for manufacturing same. The thermoset resin fiber components may include a single fiber of thermoset resin or a plurality of fibers commingled together. The properties and characteristics of the thermoset resin used are chosen according to the material to be produced therefrom. The thermoset fiber components may be woven into reinforcement fibers to form prepregs. Thermoplastic fibers may be commingled and co-woven with the thermoset fiber components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Composites Group Limited
    Inventors: Mark Raymond Steele, Andrew Gibbs, Amy Grace Atkinson
  • Publication number: 20110276040
    Abstract: One example embodiment includes an elastic strand for use in kinesiology tape. The elastic strand includes an elastic core. The elastic core is configured to elongate under an external force and return to its original size after an external force is removed. The elastic strand also includes at least one outer strand, where the outer strand is wound around the elastic core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: LUMOS, INC.
    Inventor: Reed Quinn
  • Publication number: 20110251640
    Abstract: Barbed medical devices include a multifilament elongate body and a monofilament fragment. The multifilament elongate body has an outer surface. The monofilament fragment has a first portion positioned within the multifilament elongate body and at least a second portion which extends beyond the outer surface of the multifilament elongate body to form a barb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Paul Lauria
  • Publication number: 20110005664
    Abstract: A method for improving strength of the finished product in paint roller manufacturing processes and other continuous processes for producing tubular goods from polymers. The method utilizes a substrate such as a polypropylene strip with grooves on its surface. The grooved substrate is fed onto a mandrel to form a tube. Adhesive is applied upon the grooved surface of the grooved substrate. A cover may be applied about the tube, and the resulting product is then cut into finished-size paint rollers. The hardened adhesive in the grooves may operate to reduce the hoop-force which would otherwise tend to unwind the wound substrate. The method in certain embodiments provides a reduction in cost and weight of the finished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Chandra Sekar, Adam B. Landa