Coating On Discrete And Individual Rods, Strands Or Filaments Patents (Class 428/378)
  • Patent number: 10234342
    Abstract: An article includes a body and at least one 3D-printable conductive composite segment in mechanical communication with the body. The body includes a first material and the at least one conductive composite segment includes a matrix material, a plurality of carbon nanotubes, and conductive additives. The conductive additives include a plurality of metallic particulates, a plurality of graphitic particles or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carolyn Moorlag, Rachel Prestayko, Barkev Keoshkerian, Sarah J. Vella
  • Patent number: 10113084
    Abstract: A mold release composition is provided contains a minimum of three reactive moieties per molecule to provide for both mold adhesion and crosslink density. The composition is soluble in a VOC-free organic solvent or water, alone or with resort to an emulsifier. The composition can be used as a semi-permanent mold release in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Tysir Khourshid, Douglas E. Moon
  • Patent number: 10071190
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for collecting fluid are disclosed. The apparatus includes a body portion comprising a fluid inlet and an outlet, an expandable container secured to the body portion, at least one wicking element extending from within the body portion into the container, and at least one super absorber element arranged inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Jonathan Chappel, Neill Philip Bannister
  • Patent number: 10006677
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a shaped product constituted by a fiber-reinforced composite material including reinforcing fibers and a thermoplastic resin. The shaped product maintains isotropy of the fibers to the end thereof even if press-molded under conditions in which charge ratio of a prepreg to a die is low. Specifically, the method includes using a specific prepreg obtained by impregnating the reinforcing fibers with thermoplastic resin, and molding-processing the prepreg under specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Michiharu Taniguchi, Motoomi Arakawa, Yasunori Nagakura, Tsukasa Arai, Akihiko Obata
  • Patent number: 10007078
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon is disclosed. The optical fiber ribbon includes first and second optical fibers arranged in parallel, and at least one coupling member made of a resin material. The coupling member couples the first and second optical fibers by adhering the first and second optical fibers each other intermittently in a longitudinal direction of the first and second optical fibers. A breaking elongation of the resin material constituting the coupling member is equal to or more than 200% and equal to or less than 500%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Sato, Takashi Fujii
  • Patent number: 9995615
    Abstract: The invention is a hydrogen generator with a fuel gauge and a method of fuel gauging. The hydrogen generator includes a replaceable fuel unit, containing a hydrogen-containing material (fuel) that can release hydrogen gas when heated and whose thermal conductivity is related to a quantity of releasable hydrogen contained therein, and a fuel gauge including a heat source and a temperature sensor adjacent to the fuel unit and a controller for determining a fuel level value based on a measured temperature. The temperature is measured at a pre-established time after activating the heat source, and the measured temperature is compared to a predetermined relationship between the measured temperature and a releasable hydrogen content in the fuel at the pre-established time. An output signal is provided (e.g., to a visible display, an audible signal or a controller).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTELLIGENT ENERGY INC.
    Inventor: Jason L. Stimits
  • Patent number: 9976258
    Abstract: A method of making a fiber-reinforced composite structure comprises the steps of (i) forming a paper sheet having a Gurley air resistance at least 200 seconds per 100 milliliters, the sheet comprising from 30 to 70 weight percent p-aramid fiber, (ii) depositing on both surfaces of the paper sheet a compression enhancing layer in a quantity up to 5 weight percent based on the weight of the paper, (iii) forming a honeycomb from the sheet of step (ii), and (iv) applying a matrix resin coating to the honeycomb of step (iii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Mikhail R Levit, Dariusz Wlodzimierz Kawka
  • Patent number: 9869920
    Abstract: There is provided a display unit including: in an insulating liquid, migrating particles; non-migrating particles having optical reflection characteristics different from optical reflection characteristics of the migrating particles; and a fibrous structure formed of a chain molecule and holding the non-migrating particles, the chain molecule containing an ester group and having a main part formed of carbon atoms, oxygen atoms, and hydrogen atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aya Shuto, Hidehiko Takanashi, Ken Kobayashi, Yuriko Kaino
  • Patent number: 9834883
    Abstract: A textile fabric made from aramid fibers finished with a finishing agent. The finishing agent includes a carbonic acid polyester. The textile fabric can be incorporated into a penetration-resistant article. The penetration-resistant article can be a fragment protection mat, a bullet-proof vest, a flak jacket, a stab-resistant vest, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TEIJIN ARAMID GMBH
    Inventors: Rudiger Hartert, Peter Gerard Akker
  • Patent number: 9751326
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ink compositions including at least one hyperbranched oligomer present in an amount ranging from about 3% to about 20% and having a functionality ranging from about 6 to about 40; at least one pigment present in an amount of at least about 10%; and at least one photoinitiator present in an amount ranging from 5% to 10%. Further provided herein are methods of printing using a variable data digital lithographic printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carolyn Moorlag, C. Geoffrey Allen, Marcel P. Breton, Mihaela Maria Birau
  • Patent number: 9738800
    Abstract: A photocurable ink composition includes polymerizable compounds and a photopolymerization initiator. The polymerizable compounds include vinyl ether group-containing (meth)acrylic esters represented by the following Formula (I): CH2?CR1—COOR2—O—CH?CH—R3??(I) (wherein, R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 represents a divalent organic residue having 2 to 20 carbon atoms; and R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic residue having 1 to 11 carbon atoms), dipropylene glycol di(meth)acrylate, and monofunctional (meth)acrylate having an aromatic ring skeleton. The ink composition includes a coloring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keitaro Nakano, Hiroshi Fukumoto, Hiroki Nakane, Hiroaki Kida, Toru Saito, Chigusa Sato
  • Patent number: 9643847
    Abstract: Method of growing carbon nanotubes which are substantially vertically aligned on a diamond-based substrate via a chemical vapor deposition system utilizing an iron-based catalyst is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rahul Rao, Avetik Harutyunyan
  • Patent number: 9618467
    Abstract: In the method of electrically characterizing a composite material for manufacturing an aircraft, the following steps are performed: compressing two spacers against at least one test piece made of a composite material; determining an electrical resistance value for the assembly formed by the spacers and the test piece; and deducing from said value a value for the electrical resistance of the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Francois Pons, Nicolas Larrose
  • Patent number: 9587304
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multiscale (hierarchical) superhydrophobic surface is provided. The method includes texturing a polymer surface at three size scales, in a fractal-like or pseudo-fractal-like manner, the lowest scale being nanoscale and the highest microscale. The hydrophobic polymer surface may be converted to hydrophobic metal surface by subsequent deposition of a metal layer onto the polymer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ariel-University Research and Development Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward Bormashenko, Yelena Bormashenko, Gene Vaiman, Tamir Stein
  • Patent number: 9555579
    Abstract: An exemplary assembly includes at least one elongated tension member. A jacket covers at least some of the tension member. The polymer jacket comprises a polymer material including a melamine based geometry stabilizer that facilitates maintaining the jacket material near the tension member if the assembly is subjected to a high temperature condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Gopal R. Krishnan, Xiaomei Yu, John P. Wesson, John M. Milton-Benoit
  • Patent number: 9409930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition and to a process for producing the composition comprising essentially water-soluble (meth)acrylamido-functional siloxanols, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Wassmer, Burkhard Standke, Thomas Schlosser, Regina Krause
  • Patent number: 9407011
    Abstract: An electromagnetic bandgap structure comprising a progressive cascade of a plurality of patterns of cells. The cells of each pattern are dimensioned so that each pattern has a reflection phase response centered at a different, but closely-spaced, frequency compared with the reflection phase response of an adjacently positioned pattern, so that the combined reflection phase response of the plurality of patterns provides a continuous wideband operational range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Amir I. Zaghloul, Steven J. Weiss
  • Patent number: 9394199
    Abstract: A surface-modified fibrous material is provided for incorporation in a thermoplastic matrix to form a fiber-reinforced composite article. Good binding between the fibrous material and the thermoplastic matrix is achieved through the presence of finely roughened surfaces on the fibers of nanoparticles of an inorganic material. Such nanoparticles are provided from an alkaline aqueous size composition containing the nanoparticles dispersed therein (as described). The fibrous material may be provided in continuous or discontinuous form. In a preferred embodiment glass fibers are initially provided in continuous form followed by cutting into discontinuous lengths and drying with the retention of the nanoparticles on the surfaces of the fibers. The surface-roughened fibrous material is incorporated in a thermoplastic matrix as fibrous reinforcement with the application of heat whereby the thermoplastic matrix is rendered melt processable. In preferred embodiments injection or compression molding is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Jawed Asrar, Thomas Burghardt
  • Patent number: 9394647
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive composition for organic fiber cords which does not contain resorcinol and formaldehyde and has a good adhesive property and is good for the environment, particularly for the work environment, and a rubber reinforcing material, a tire and a bonding method using the same. Also provided is an adhesive composition for organic fiber cords which contains (blocked) isocyanate compound and/or amine-based curing agent (A), epoxy compound (B), rubber latex (C), and a rubber reinforcing material, a tire and a bonding method using the same. The ratio of the mass of the (blocked) isocyanate compound and/or amine curing agent (A) a to the mass of the epoxy compound (B) b (the mass of (blocked) isocyanate compound and/or amine curing agent/the mass of epoxy compound), a/b is preferably not smaller than 0.1 and not larger than 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Ikeda, Emil Giza
  • Patent number: 9328256
    Abstract: A reinforced fluoropolymer composite is presented, which includes a fluoropolymer and a fluoro-functionalized nanocrystalline cellulose in which the outer circumference of the nanocrystalline cellulose has been functionalized with fluorinated substrates. The fluoro-functionalized nanocrystalline cellulose may be used to produce stable dispersions with fluoropolymers exhibiting enhanced adhesion between the nanocrystalline particles and fluoropolymer in a composite material, and decreased surface free energy of the cellulose surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brynn Mary Dooley, Yu Qi, Carolyn Moorlag, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9305892
    Abstract: An adhesive composition for a pre-applied underfill sealant comprising: (a) a radical polymerizable monomer having one or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of vinyl group, maleimide group, acryloyl group, methacryloyl group and allyl group, (b) a polymer having a polar group, (c) a filler, and (d) a thermal radical initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA, HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Sugiura Yoko, Horiguchi Yusuke, Mieko Sano, Gina Hoang
  • Patent number: 9198295
    Abstract: A printed circuit includes a substrate onto which at least one ceramic component is attached so as to enable the heat produced by the ceramic component to be discharged and to prevent cracks in the ceramic component and in the substrate. To this end, the ceramic component is attached onto the substrate using two connectors made of metal matrix composite material. The two connectors further have incisions so as to enable the mechanical stresses exerted in the substrate to be carried over into the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Tony Lhommeau
  • Patent number: 9150735
    Abstract: A coated substrate includes a substrate and a coating containing a water insoluble polymer and a water soluble polymer, the two polymers, due to different water affinity, forming a nanosegregant on the substrate. Also disclosed are a method of preparing the above-described coated substrate and the use of this coated substrate in a solid-state supercapacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Xian Ning Xie, Kian Ping Loh
  • Patent number: 9029517
    Abstract: Adsorptive media for chromatography, particularly ion-exchange chromatography, derived from a shaped fiber. In certain embodiments, the functionalized shaped fiber presents a fibrillated or ridged structure which greatly increases the surface area of the fibers when compared to ordinary fibers. Also disclosed herein is a method to add surface pendant functional groups that provides cation-exchange or anion-exchange functionality to the high surface area fibers. This pendant functionality is useful for the ion-exchange chromatographic purification of biomolecules, such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: David Yavorsky, John Amara, Joaquin Umana, William Cataldo, Mikhail Kozlov, Matthew Stone
  • Patent number: 9012021
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide composite materials, methods for making and processing these materials, and systems for using the composite materials. The disclosed composite material (or composite member) can include fiber-like and/or particulate materials incorporated within a binder polymer. For example, the composite member can include fibril-shaped, semi-conductive elements that are contained in a suitable binder polymer to achieve a particular resistance value, wherein the fibrils can be integrated and interlinked in a manner as to create an array of resistive elements that precisely define and control current flows through the related device. The composite member can therefore have resistive characteristics and, none or neglectablely low amount of capacitive or inductive characteristics. The composite member can be used in electric test market, e.g., as high performance, dynamic probes/sensors for very frequency and/or complex mixed-frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Swift, Stanley J. Wallace, Roger L. Bullock
  • Patent number: 8999505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition in the form of a physical gel for glass strands which contains 0.1 to 5% by weight of at least one texturing agent chosen from xanthans, guars and succinoglycans, 2 to 8% by weight of at least one film-forming agent, 0.1 to 8% by weight of at least one compound chosen from plasticizing agents, surface-active agents and dispersing agents, 0.1 to 4% by weight of at least one coupling agent, and 0 to 6% by weight of at least one additive. Another subject-matter of the present invention is glass strands coated with the abovementioned sizing composition and the composite materials containing an organic or inorganic material reinforced with the said glass strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Adfors
    Inventors: Dominique Serughetti, Jean-Baptiste Denis, Patrick Moireau
  • Patent number: 8993506
    Abstract: A hydrophilized article includes (a) a substrate having a hydrophobic surface, and (b) a hydrophilizing layer disposed on at least a portion of the hydrophobic surface of the substrate. said layer comprising an organophosphorus material or a vinyl alcohol material, or a mixture of an organophosphorus material and a vinyl alcohol material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Tobias Johannes Fütterer, Robert Lee Reierson, Jean-Christophe Castaing
  • Patent number: 8968870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous anti-dusting formulation for use in combination with a binder in the manufacture of fiber wool insulation, the formula comprising: a) oil; b) polyvinyl alcohol; and c) water. The invention further relates to a method for preparing a glass or mineral fiber product with the anti-dusting formulations and to products of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Walker Industries Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Laurence Anthony Sinnige
  • Patent number: 8968871
    Abstract: Composite reinforcer (R-2) self-adhesive, by curing, to a diene rubber matrix, which can be used as reinforcing element for a tire, comprising: one or more reinforcing thread(s) (20), for example a carbon steel cord; a first layer (21) of a thermoplastic polymer, the glass transition temperature of which is positive, for example, a polyamide 6,6, covering individually said thread or each thread or collectively several threads; a second layer (22) comprising a functionalized diene elastomer bearing functional groups selected from epoxide, carboxyl, acid anhydride and acid ester groups, for example, an epoxidized natural rubber, covering the first layer (21). Process for manufacturing such a composite reinforcer and rubber article or semi-finished product, especially a tire, incorporating such a composite reinforcer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Vincent Abad, Sebastien Rigo, Emmanuel Custodero
  • Publication number: 20150044465
    Abstract: A flux for resin cored solder containing a thermosetting resin is disclosed which is excellent in storage stability and productivity, and a resin cored solder having the flux built in. The flux for resin cored solder comprises a solid-state first flux containing a thermosetting resin, and a solid-state second flux containing a curing agent having redox activity, the first flux and the second flux being present in a non-contact state. A resin cored solder comprises the flux for resin cored solder and a lead-free solder alloy having a melting point ranging from 130° C. to 250° C. The resin cored solder is made up of a first resin cored solder in which the first flux is built into the lead-free solder alloy, and a second resin cored solder in which the second flux is built into the lead-free solder alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuya GANBE, Hirohiko WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20150030851
    Abstract: A composite reinforcer capable of adhering directly to a diene rubber matrix, which can be used in particular as a reinforcing element for a tyre, comprises: one or more reinforcing thread(s), for example a thread or cord made of carbon steel; and a layer of a polymer composition which covers the said thread, individually each thread or collectively several threads, this layer comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer, the glass transition temperature of which is positive, such as, for example, a polyamide, and an epoxidized diene elastomer, such as, for example, natural rubber or a butadiene homopolymer or copolymer. A process for the manufacture of such a composite reinforcer, and a finished article or semi-finished product made of rubber, in particular a tyre, incorporating such a composite reinforcer are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Vincent Abad, Sébastien Rigo, Emmanuel Custodero
  • Publication number: 20150004413
    Abstract: A composite reinforcer capable of adhering directly to a diene rubber matrix, which can be used in particular as a reinforcing element for a tyre, comprises: one or more reinforcing thread(s), for example a thread or cord made of carbon steel; and a layer of a polymer composition which covers the said thread, individually each thread or collectively several threads, this layer comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer, the glass transition temperature of which is positive, such as, for example, a polyamide, a poly(p-phenylene ether) and a functionalized diene elastomer, such as, for example, natural rubber or a butadiene homopolymer or copolymer, bearing functional groups chosen from epoxide, carboxyl, acid anhydride or acid ester groups. A process for the manufacture of such a composite reinforcer, and a finished article or semi-finished product made of rubber, in particular a tyre, incorporating such a composite reinforcer are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Vincent Abad, Sébastien Rigo, Emmanuel Custodero
  • Patent number: 8889990
    Abstract: The present invention provides a twisted pair of insulated wires that comprises a first wire that has a first insulation. The first insulation includes at least one foamed section and at least one unfoamed section. A second wire has a second insulation. The second insulation includes at least one foamed section and at least one unfoamed section. The at least one foamed section of the first insulation is spaced from and not adjacent to the at least one foamed section of the second insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Fausz
  • Patent number: 8888464
    Abstract: Method for fabricating a reinforcing coating for a part made of composite material. Pre-impregnated reinforcing fibers are used in the form of slivers and said slivers are laid on the part in two layers of longitudinal slivers by being placed thereon. This fabrication makes provision for using an angular orientation for the slivers of each layer respectively of 0° and of some other angle relative to said determined direction of the solid body for covering using an interlaced pattern type that gives layer crossing lines parallel to a longitudinal axis of the solid body for covering, which pattern type is selected to form interlacing patterns that limit the number of layer crossing lines along the longitudinal axis of the solid body for covering to a single line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Jacques Gaffiero, André Amari, Bénédicte Rinaldi, Didier Trallero
  • Patent number: 8865604
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a bulk carbon nanotube and metallic composite is provided. The bulk carbon nanotube and metallic composite includes a bulk carbon nanotube material layer including a plurality of carbon nanotubes, and a metal film applied across the bulk carbon nanotube material layer. The metal film penetrates into the interstices between individual carbon nanotubes to reduce an electrical resistance between the plurality of carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James Antoni Wasynczuk
  • Patent number: 8834998
    Abstract: A variable stiffness tow cable comprising a plurality of strands. Most of the strands comprise a polymer with interstitial spaces filled with a ferrofluid comprising nanoparticles. And, least one of the strands is a nanoparticle control field source. The stiffness is varied for a number of control objectives such to dampen motion. In another application, strum is controlled by electrical input rather than by changing the length of tow cable let out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Joseph P. Teter
  • Patent number: 8834997
    Abstract: Carbon fibers and carbon fiber yarn consisting of carbon fibers, the fibers having been pretreated by electrochemical oxidation, characterized in that they have a finish consisting of epoxy resin(s), a vinyl component, and a plasticizer in an amount of 0.3 to 5 wt. % relative to the carbon fibers, which are to be provided with the finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toho Tenax Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Silke Stuesgen, Bernd Wohlmann, Matthias Schubert
  • Patent number: 8809208
    Abstract: A structure, comprising: a semiconductor structure having an electrically and thermally conductive layer disposed on one surface of the semiconductor structure; an electrically and thermally conductive heat sink; a electrically and thermally conductive carrier layer; a plurality of electrically and thermally nano-tubes, a first portion of the plurality of nano-tubes having proximal ends disposed on a first surface of the carrier layer and a second portion of the plurality of nano-tubes having proximal ends disposed on an opposite surface of the carrier layer; and a plurality of electrically and thermally conductive heat conductive tips disposed on distal ends of the plurality of nano-tubes, the plurality of heat conductive tips on the first portion of the plurality of nano-tubes being attached to the conductive layer, the plurality of heat conductive tips on the second portion of the plurality of nano-tubes being attached to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: David H. Altman, Erik F. Nordhausen, Steven D. Bernstein, Robert P. Molfino, Steven B. Wakefield
  • Publication number: 20140227517
    Abstract: A polymer filament molded product and a method of making a filament network that includes coating filaments with a latex polymer and shaping the filaments into a molded product; one in which a polymer is shaped and molded into a larger filament network. The molded products can be objects for apparel, home and garden, furnishings, health care, engineering, industrial and consumer goods. The molded filament mesh is “fractal” in nature because it is a filament interconnected network at the molecular scale and at the scale of the molded product. The natural tendency of the long molecule filaments to be an entangled structure is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: JOSE GERONIMO DE LA LAMA GOMEZ
  • Patent number: 8802232
    Abstract: A powder coated roving material for making structural parts is provided. The powder coated roving includes a bundle of fibers at least substantially coated with a powder coating material. The bundle is formed of a plurality of inner fibers and a plurality of outer fibers surrounding the inner fibers. The size composition maintains the fibers in a bundled orientation during processing and releases the fibers during molding. The size composition includes an epoxy resin emulsion containing at least one surfactant and a solid epoxy resin having an epoxy equivalent weight from about 450 to about 950, at least one epoxy silane coupling agent, at least one non-ionic lubricant, at least one cationic lubricant, and at least one organic acid. In addition, the size composition may have an acetone solubility from about 30% to about 75%. A method of making a composite roving is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard J. Adzima, Michael A. Strait, William G. Hager
  • Patent number: 8790772
    Abstract: A wound friction coating and a method for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Tim-Florian Gerbing, Christian Spandern
  • Publication number: 20140205831
    Abstract: A pre-impregnated yarn having a bundle made of reinforcing fiber filaments impregnated with a first resin composition infiltrated into the pre-impregnated yarn and at least partially connected via the first resin composition. The first resin composition contains at least two bisphenol A epichlorohydrin resins H1 and H2 in a weight ratio H1:H2 of 1.1 to 1.4, and an aromatic polyhydroxy ether P1. The pre-impregnated yarn has a second resin composition on the bundle outer side in the form of adhesive particles or drops. The second resin composition is solid at ambient temperatures and has a melting temperature in the range from 80 to 150° C. The bundle interior and at least 50% of the surface of the bundle outer side are free of the second resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: TOHO TENAX EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Schneider, Silke Stüsgen, Silke Witzel, Bernd Wohlmann
  • Publication number: 20140178685
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous sizing composition for reinforcing charges, preferably glass fibers, comprising a silane coupling agent, an epoxy film forming polymer comprising 2-8 reactive epoxy groups per chain and compatible with thermoplastic polyester matrix resin selected from PET and PBT, and a hypophosphite in an amount of 5 to 30 w % of the composition, preferably 7 to 25 w %, more preferably 10 to 20 w % and most preferably 12 to 18 w % of the composition. A thermoplastic polyester resin reinforced with glass fibers coated with a sizing composition of the invention shows improved resistance to staining and improved tensile elongation at break. The sizing composition further improves processability of the sized fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: 3B-FIBREGLASS SPRL
    Inventors: Nadia Masson, Willy Piret
  • Patent number: 8759472
    Abstract: A polyamide-imide resin insulating paint according to the present invention includes polyamide-imide resin containing no halogen element in its molecular chain which is dissolved in a polar solvent, in which the polyamide-imide resin contains an aromatic diisocyanate component (A) having three or more benzene rings or an aromatic diamine component (E) having three or more benzene rings in a monomer, and a ratio M/N between a molecular weight (M) of the polyamide-imide resin per repeat unit and an average number (N) of amide groups and imide groups is equal to or more than 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yuzo Yukimori
  • Publication number: 20140147670
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for an organic nanofiber-based heterojunction material, comprising nano fibers of an acceptor molecule, the nano fibers coated with a donor molecule, where the acceptor molecule contains a group and the donor molecule contains a companion group, wherein the group and companion group enables strong binding between the acceptor molecule and donor molecule, the strong binding providing for efficient forward electron transfer between the acceptor molecule and donor molecule, and wherein the group and companion group minimize charge carrier recombination between the acceptor molecule and the donor molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Ling Zang, Yanke Che
  • Patent number: 8734945
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Radiation Curable Secondary Coating composition for use on an Optical Fiber. The Radiation Curable Secondary Coating composition is a urethane-free Alpha Oligomer prepared by reaction of the following: (a) an acrylate compound selected from an alcohol-containing acrylate or alcohol-containing methacrylate compound, (b) an anhydride compound, (c) an epoxy-containing compound, (d) optionally an extender compound, and (e) optionally a catalyst. The invention also relates to a coated wire and to a coated optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Wendell Wayne Cattron, Steven Robert Schmid, Edward Joseph Murphy, John Monroe Zimmerman, Anthony Joseph Tortorello
  • Patent number: 8726492
    Abstract: Coating an elongate, uncoated conductive element with a substantially continuous barrier layer. The substantially continuous barrier layer is formed through relative movement of the conductive element to a frame between sequential coatings of a barrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Peter Schuller, Jane L. Rapsey, Grant Hill
  • Patent number: 8722186
    Abstract: A yarn or multi-fiber formed of a plurality of micron diameter stainless steel monofilaments which have been rendered more conductive by one or more coatings of electrolytically-deposited metal or metal alloy materials. The metallized yarn provided by the invention has a very low electrical resistance, with consequent benefit in electrical performance, and is particularly useful as an RFI/EMI shielding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Micrometal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Burke, James E. Haller
  • Patent number: 8685536
    Abstract: A polyamide-imide resin insulating coating material, which is obtained by reacting an isocyanate component with an acid component, has a main solvent component of ?-butyrolactone. In the coating material, a total compounding ratio of 4,4?-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and trimellitic anhydride (TMA) is 85 to 98 mol %, where the total compounding ratio is given by averaging a compounding ratio of MDI to the isocyanate component and a compounding ration of TMA to the acid component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yuzo Yukimori
  • Patent number: 8673438
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte and a piezoelectric material are incorporated into composite shaped articles to provide them with self-healing and adaptive qualities. The piezoelectric constituent converts the mechanical energy concentrated in critical areas into electrical energy which, in turn, guides and drives electrolytic transport of mass within the solid electrolyte towards, and its electrodeposition at critical areas to render self-healing and adaptive effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Parviz Soroushian, Anagi Manjula Balachandra