Including Metal Or Compound Thereof (excluding Glass, Ceramic And Asbestos) Patents (Class 428/379)
  • Patent number: 11387764
    Abstract: An electric motor may comprise a rotor and a stator. One or more first cables connected to a first power converter circuit of are wrapped adjacent to at least some stator teeth of a stator core to form at least a first portion of one or more coil windings. One or more second cables connected to a second power converter circuit of the plurality of power converter circuit also may be wrapped adjacent to at least some of the stator teeth to form at least a second portion of the one or more coil windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Zunum Aero, Inc.
    Inventors: Waleed Said, Chenggang Mei
  • Patent number: 11331418
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods to provide continuous and controlled release of therapeutic agent(s) during a procedure such as an interventional vascular procedure, e.g., to reduce acute and chronic complications and improve outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Mervyn B. Forman, Erik Brewer, Anthony M. Lowman, Zaichuan Mi, Edwin K. Jackson
  • Patent number: 11286394
    Abstract: Conductive or semiconductive nanoparticles are modified with conductive ligands so as to be able to obtain conductive or semiconductive layers without requiring a thermal treatment for forming the structures upon application of the layers. A composition can include a matrix polymer for producing conductive composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gemeinnützige GmbH
    Inventors: Beate Reiser, Tobias Kraus, Lola González-García, Johannes H. M. Maurer, Ioannis Kanelidis
  • Patent number: 11254816
    Abstract: The invention pertains to composition of fluoroplastic and poly(aryletherketone), to method of making the same, and to shaped products therefrom, including notably wire sheaths, which combine advantageous performances of both ingredients, which can be easily manufactured through conventional equipment's, and which notably deliver room temperature toughness, in combination with notably chemical resistance and dielectric properties of fluoroplastics and with mechanical performances of poly(aryl ether ketone)s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Chantal Louis, Ryan Hammonds, Mattia Bassi, Luca Merlo
  • Patent number: 11130836
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for limiting peak exotherm temperatures in epoxy systems comprising the step of: combining an amine hardener, an epoxy and a diluent to form an epoxy system, wherein the diluent is selected from the group consisting of: ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, butylene carbonate, delta-valerolactam, delta-valerolactone, gamma valerolactone, butyrolactam, beta butyrolactone, gamma butyrolactone, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN Petrochemical LLC
    Inventor: Bruce L Burton
  • Patent number: 11114216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aluminum-resin composite and provides the aluminum-resin composite which is excellent in adhesive property between metal and resin and is applicable to a continuous production process such as a wire production process. Specifically, the present invention uses the aluminum-resin composite including a metal made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy and resin adhering to the metal via an alumina nanoporous layer formed on a surface of the metal. The alumina nanoporous layer contains alumina nanoparticles of 5 nm to 10 nm in average particle diameter and holes three-dimensionally communicating with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yong Hoon Kim, Shoji Koizumi
  • Patent number: 11062819
    Abstract: A cable is composed of a plurality of electric wires, a tape member provided over a periphery of the plurality of electric wires, and an outer sheath provided over an outer periphery of the tape member. The tape member includes a mixture of a first fiber having a melting point and a second fiber having a melting point lower than the melting point of the first fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hayakawa, Tomoyuki Murayama
  • Patent number: 10822451
    Abstract: A bi-profiled fiber and preparing method thereof are provided. The bi-profiled fiber is manufactured through the steps of spinning melt metering, extruding via the composite spinneret, cooling, oiling, drawing, heat setting and winding, finally containing both double-cross monofilaments and circular monofilaments simultaneously. The bi-profiled fiber is made of the modified polyester, and the modified polyester is dispersed by matte agent and is composed of terephthalic acid segments, ethylene glycol segments and branched diol segments, and the branched diol segment has a structural formula of where R1 and R2 are separately selected from the linear alkylene with 1-3 carbon atoms, R3 from the alkyl with 1-5 carbon atoms, and R4 from the alkyl with 2-5 carbon atoms. The matte agents is a mixture of amorphous titanium dioxide and amorphous silicon dioxide, or a mixture of calcium carbonate and amorphous silicon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hongwei Fan, Fangming Tang, Lixin Yin, Shanshui Wang
  • Patent number: 10703889
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire includes a conductor and an insulating layer covering an outer periphery of the conductor. The insulating layer is formed of a crosslinked polymer of an insulating resin composition that contains a resin component containing a first copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms and which has a density of less than 0.88 g/cm3, a second copolymer which is a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated hydrocarbon having 4 or more carbon atoms and which has a density of 0.88 g/cm3 or more and less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nayu Yanagawa, Shigeyuki Tanaka, Taro Fujita, Shinya Nishikawa, Takumi Ooshima, Hiroyuki Okawa
  • Patent number: 10654663
    Abstract: The present invention is a mechanism that reverses a product placed between a first upper conveyor belt and a second lower conveyor belt. The first one is linked to at least one cylinder on one end, characterized in that the reversal mechanism contains at least one means for clamping the product placed against the first conveyor belt moving on a portion of the periphery of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Superba S.A.S.
    Inventors: Hubert Liebmann, Philippe Massotte
  • Patent number: 10647881
    Abstract: A polyimide precursor composition in which a resin and an organic amine compound are dispersed in an aqueous solvent, wherein the aqueous solvent contains 50% by weight or more of water and at least one organic solvent selected from a solvent group A consisting of a urea solvent, an amide solvent containing an alkoxy group, and an amide solvent containing an ester group in an amount of 5% by weight or more with respect to the total amount of the aqueous solvent, and the resin has a repeating unit represented by the following formula (I): wherein A indicates a tetravalent organic group, and B indicates a bivalent organic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Sasaki, Tsuyoshi Miyamoto, Kana Miyazaki, Katsumi Nukada
  • Patent number: 10403776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photovoltaic module comprising a solar cell element and an insulation material laminated to at least one side of the solar cell element wherein the insulation material comprises an olefin copolymer which comprises silane group-containing monomer units, to a process for the production of such a photovoltaic module, and to the use of an olefin copolymer which comprises silane group-containing monomer units for the production of an insulation layer of a photovoltaic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Bernt-Ake Sultan, Udo Wahner
  • Patent number: 10293517
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for extrusion of mixtures comprising at least one polyvinyl acetal, at least one plasticizer and least one earth alkaline salt of a carboxylic acid, wherein 0.001%-1 wt. % (based on the combined weight of PVB resin and plasticizer) of at least one organic acid having 4 to 30 carbon atoms is added to the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Uwe Keller
  • Patent number: 10213735
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalytic activation layer for use in oxygen-permeable membranes, which can comprise at least one porous structure formed by interconnected ceramic oxide particles that conduct oxygen ions and electronic carriers, where the surface of said particles that is exposed to the pores is covered with nanoparticles made from a catalyst, the composition of which corresponds to the following formula: A1-x-yBxCyOR where: A can be selected from Ti, Zr, Hf, lanthanide metals and combinations thereof; B and C are metals selected from Al, Ga, Y, Se, B, Nb, Ta, V, Mo, W, Re, Mn, Sn, Pr, Sm, Tb, Yb, Lu and combinations of same; and A must always be different from B. 0.01<x<0.5; 0<y<0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
    Inventors: Jose Manuel Serra Alfaro, Julio Garcia Fayos, Laura Navarrete Algaba, Vicente Bernardo Vert Belenguer
  • Patent number: 9704616
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated elastomer composition which is excellent in flexibility and oil resistance to lubricant oil such as automatic transmission oil, is less susceptible to heat discoloration and is excellent also in moldability, and a molded product, cross-linked product and covered electric wire, using such a fluorinated elastomer composition. A fluorinated elastomer composition comprising a tetrafluoroethylene/propylene copolymer (a), an ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer (b) and an ethylene copolymer (c) containing epoxy groups, wherein the mass ratio [(a)/(b)] of the tetrafluoroethylene/propylene copolymer (a) to the ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer (b) is from 70/30 to 40/60, and the mass ratio [(b)/(c)] of the ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer (b) to the ethylene copolymer (c) containing epoxy groups is from 100/0.1 to 100/10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Go Mizuno, Masahide Yodogawa, Yuichi Iwano, Masao Umino, Yasuhiko Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 9679676
    Abstract: A copper wire rod with an excellent surface quality and a magnet wire, in which the occurrence of blister defects is suppressed, are provided. The copper wire rod has a composition consisting of: more than 10 ppm by mass and 30 ppm by mass or less of P; 10 ppm by mass or less of O; 1 ppm by mass or less of H; and the balance Cu and inevitable impurities, wherein hydrogen concentration after performing a heat treatment at 500° for 30 minutes in vacuum is 0.2 ppm by mass or less. The magnet wire includes: a drawn wire material produced by using the copper wire rod; and an insulating film coating an outer periphery of the drawn wire material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Masato Koide, Eiho Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9616643
    Abstract: An embossed thermoplastic label includes (a) a facestock having an upper surface and a lower surface with at least one layer and the layer has at least one thermoplastic resin, and (b) the facestock includes at least one embossed pattern on the upper surface of the facestock. The embossed pattern includes at least one embossed section and at least one unembossed section on the facestock. An intermediate configuration is also disclosed. A method is provided for embossing a thermoplastic label. The embossed thermoplastic label is useful in various labeling and brand awareness applications and provides visual and textural effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hannington, Peter J. Heederik, Osei Owusu
  • Patent number: 9309162
    Abstract: Described herein are non-wetting surfaces comprising rare-earth containing ceramics. Furthermore, the surfaces include liquid impregnated within a matrix of micro- or nano-engineered features on the surface. The surfaces are non-wetting and can resist liquid impalement, ice formation, scale formation, hydrate formation, and/or have antifouling properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Gisele Azimi, Adam T. Paxson, J. David Smith, Kripa K. Varanasi
  • Patent number: 9296916
    Abstract: A homogeneous solid composition includes an aromatic epoxy resin and a poly(phenylene ether) having a number average molecular weight of 600 to 2000 atomic mass units and an average of 1.5 to 3 hydroxyl groups per molecule. The molecular weight and hydroxyl functionality of the poly(phenylene ether) allow it to be dissolved in the epoxy resin at relatively low temperature, and remain dissolved as the solution is cooled and solidified. The homogeneous solid composition facilitates incorporation of the poly(phenylene ether) into powder coating compositions that exhibit reduced water absorption in the cured state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Edward Norman Peters, Scott Michael Fisher
  • Patent number: 9243089
    Abstract: Copolymer-modified nanoparticles produced by a process in which nanoparticles are ablated by laser radiation from a surface of a substrate in a liquid include an amphiphilic copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Stephan Barcikowski, Christin Menneking, Markus Klapper, Klaus Müllen, Michael Hoffmann, Simon Stelzig, Dennis Langanke, Helmut Goldmann
  • Patent number: 9243727
    Abstract: A high temperature flexible pipe and method of making a high temperature flexible pipe is provided. The pipe can have an inner tubular layer formed of a high temperature thermoplastic, a first reinforcing layer, a second reinforcing layer and an outer sheath. In one aspect, an insulating layer may be provided between the second reinforcing layer and the outer sheath. A method of making a flexible pipe is also provided. The first reinforcing layer is wound around the inner tubular layer and the second reinforcing layer is wound around the first reinforcing layer. An outer sheaf can be formed over the second reinforcing layer. In another aspect, an insulating layer can be formed over the second reinforcing layer before an outer jacket is formed over the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Conley, Peter Jackson, Blaine Weller
  • Patent number: 9221218
    Abstract: A method of making a composite sheet, a method of making composite component and a composite component are provided. The method of making a composite sheet includes providing a container, adding a binder to the container, adding a plurality of randomly oriented fibers to the binder in the container, and subjecting the container to motion to coat the plurality of randomly oriented fibers with the binder. The method includes curing the binder and coated plurality of randomly oriented fibers to form a composite sheet. The plurality of randomly oriented fibers of the composite sheet are interlocked within the binder. The composite has uniform strength in all planar directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: Herbert Chidsey Roberts, III, Gregory S. Corman
  • Patent number: 9212307
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stabilizer composition comprising a monoester and diester of alkylmercapto carboxylic acid of bisphenol sulfide, which is capable of maintaining good ease of handling without causing precipitation of solids even in low temperature environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: Naoshi Kawamoto, Yoshinori Negishi, Takashi Ayabe, Tsuyoshi Urushihara, Tomomasa Tezuka, Shingo Yamada
  • Patent number: 9145498
    Abstract: The invention provides halogen-free, flame-retardant flexible polyolefin-based formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Stefan Ultsch
  • Patent number: 9059444
    Abstract: Herein are disclosed methods, and compositions produced using them, to assemble highly conducting, hydrolytically stable polymer electrolyte films from commercially-available, water-soluble polymers using layer-by-layer assembly technology. In certain embodiments, these films can be used for electrochemical device applications which require an ion-conducting material to operate. For example, the power efficiency of any electrochemical device with a solid polymer electrolyte layer can be increased by this technology by virtue of the low ionic resistance of these layer-by-layer assembled thin film electrolytes. Specifically, direct-methanol operated fuel cells (DMFCs) should benefit remarkably, as the described technology offers very high conductivity values at fully hydrated conditions with low fuel (methanol) crossover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Paula T. Hammond, Avni A. Argun, J. Nathan Ashcraft
  • Patent number: 9056440
    Abstract: A holding seal material includes inorganic fibers, skin layers provided around the inorganic fibers, inorganic particles included in the skin layers, a first main surface, and a second main surface. Thicknesses of the skin layers satisfy X>Y?Z. X is a thickness of the skin layer of the inorganic fibers in a vicinity of the first main surface. Y is a thickness of the skin layer of the inorganic fibers in a vicinity of a center of the holding seal material in a thickness direction. Z is a thickness of the skin layer of the inorganic fibers in a vicinity of the second main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiko Okabe, Keiji Kumano
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150104641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surface modified overhead conductor with a coating that allows the conductor to operate at lower temperatures. The coating contains about 5% to about 30% of an inorganic adhesive, about 45% to about 92% of a filler, about 2% to about 20% of one or more emissivity agents, and about 1% to about 5% of a stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Vijay MHETAR, Cody R. DAVIS, Sathish Kumar RANGANATHAN, John OLVER, John DILLARD
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8986834
    Abstract: A insulated wire includes a conductor, and an insulating coating on a periphery of the conductor. The insulating coating includes an insulating film formed by applying and baking a polyester imide resin insulating coating material, and the insulating film has a relative permittivity of less than 3.5 both in a dried state and in a moisture-absorbed state. The insulating film is formed by applying and baking a polyester imide resin insulating coating material including an imide dicarboxylic acid and an alcohol component, the imide dicarboxylic acid being obtained by synthesizing a diamine component including aromatic diamine having not less than three aromatic rings and an acid component including aromatic tricarboxylic acid anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yasuhiro Funayama, Hidehito Hanawa, Yuki Honda, Takami Ushiwata, Shuta Nabeshima
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8947516
    Abstract: A method of imaging microscopic objects includes determining the relative depths of two or more semiconductor nanocrystals by analyzing images of the semiconductor nanocrystals at varying z-displacements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Yu Yao, C. Forbes Dewey, Moungi G. Bawendi
  • Patent number: 8946111
    Abstract: Permeable composite fibrous catalytic sheets comprised of at least three distinct solid phases. A first solid phase is a 3-dimensional porous network of a non-conductive porous ceramic material. A second solid phase is an electrically conductive phase comprised of randomly oriented electrically conductive fibers. A third phase is comprised of catalytic particles dispersed on said 3-dimensional porous network, said conductive fibers, or both. A fourth phase can be present, which fourth phase is comprised one or more conductive species or one or more non conductive species embedded in said first solid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Juzer Jangbarwala
  • Publication number: 20150030852
    Abstract: Power wire or cables comprise polyethylene compositions prepared by use of a single site catalyst system and in particular comprise copolymers of ethylene and ?-olefins prepared by use of metallocene catalyst systems. The polyethylene compositions deliver a unique combination of mechanical properties and processing behaviour. They are particularly suitable for insulating layers in low and medium voltage applications as well as for jacketing layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Dominique Jan, Yves-Julien Lambert
  • Publication number: 20150017416
    Abstract: Composite rods and tapes are provided. In one embodiment, a composite rod includes a core, the core including a thermoplastic material and a plurality of continuous fibers embedded in the thermoplastic material. The plurality of continuous fibers have a generally unidirectional orientation within the thermoplastic material. The core further includes one or more sensing elements embedded in the thermoplastic material. The core has a void fraction of about 5% or less. A sensing element may be, for example, fiber optic cable, a radio frequency identification transmitter, a copper fiber, or an aluminum fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Ruby, David Eastep, Aaron Johnson, Ashish Sen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140370285
    Abstract: A wire used in the medical field for guiding purposes, as well as in other fields, such as in the field of orthodontics for teeth aligning purposes. The wire, when prepared for use in such applications, exhibits an innovative blend of advantageous properties, including enhanced kink resistance over stainless steel wires and enhanced stiffness over Nitinol wires, which enhance its use as a medical guidewire or stylet, and further, as an arch wire in orthodontia applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: NeoMetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Fox, Jason Albers, David Liebl
  • Publication number: 20140363671
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric cable (1) comprising an elongate electrical conductor (2) surrounded by a non-cross-linked layer of a grafted polymer material that is obtained from a polymer composition comprising: at Least one polyolefin composition comprising: at least one polyolefin and a compound intended to be grafted to the polyolefin. The cable is characterized in that the compound to be grafted is a grafting in that the compound to be grafted is grafting compound comprising at least one epoxy group and a single reactive function which can be grafted to the polyolefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jerome Alric, Arnaud Allais, Yannick Goutille, Jerome Fournier
  • Patent number: 8906469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating method using a plasma shock wave, the method including the steps of: irradiating a pulse laser to a first surface of a mixed layer obtained by mixing powders and resin to generate a plasma, the mixed layer being formed on a second surface of a substance to be coated; striking the powders on the second surface by using a shock wave of the plasma; and forming a coat of the powders on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Adachi, Hiroyuki Takehisa, Yuji Sano, Itaru Chida
  • Publication number: 20140356622
    Abstract: An inorganic fiber including biosoluble fiber and a cationic surfactant adhering to the biosoluble fiber. An inorganic fiber including biosoluble fiber and a surfactant adhering to the biosoluble fiber, wherein the amount of the surfactant is 0.01 to 2 wt %, based on 100 wt % of the whole inorganic fiber comprising the surfactant adhered thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Takashi Nakajima, Ken Yonaiyama, Tetsuya Mihara, Tomohiko Kishiki
  • Publication number: 20140349110
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new cable having at least one insulation layer, to a process for producing such cable as well as to the use of a soluble a-nucleating agent (NA) for increasing the crystallization temperature of a polymer composition (PC) being part of an insulation layer of such a cable and the use of such a cable as communication cable and/or electrical cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Katja Klimke, Dietrich Gloger, Markus Gahleitner, Davide Tranchida, James Ellis Robinson, Ann Watson
  • Publication number: 20140349533
    Abstract: Fibers sized with a coating of amorphous polyetherketoneketone are useful in the preparation of reinforced polymers having improved properties, wherein the amorphous polyetherketoneketone can improve the compatibility of the fibers with the polymeric matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Bertelo, Gregory S. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20140342155
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated copolymer composition which is excellent in physical properties such as abrasion resistance, etc. and which is suitable for use as e.g. an electric wire-coating material; a molded product; and an electric wire. The fluorinated copolymer composition comprises fluorinated copolymer (A) comprising constituent units (a) derived from tetrafluoroethylene, constituent units (b) derived from a fluorinated monomer (provided that tetrafluoroethylene is excluded), and constituent units (c) derived from a monomer having an acid anhydride residue and no fluorine atom, in a specific ratio, and thermoplastic resin (B) having a Rockwell hardness of at least M60 and an insulation performance as defined by ASTM D-257 of at least 1015 ?·cm in a volume ratio of (A)/(B)=from 99/1 to 55/45. The molded product and the electric wire are ones prepared by using such a fluorinated copolymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Masatoshi ABE, Ryuta YANAGAWA, Masao UMINO
  • 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: 8883303
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for making a polymer-additive composite particle from a dope by jet spinning the dope to obtain a pulp, fibril or fibrid, wherein the solvent of the dope is selected from N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, N,N?-dimethylformamide, N,N?-dimethylacetamide, tetramethylurea, and 4 to 75 wt % of a composition consisting of 2 to 95 wt % of a para-aramid polymer and 5-98 wt % of a solid additive material, to a total of 100 wt %, and wherein the aramid polymer is dissolved in the solvent; or coagulating the dope by means of a rotor-stator apparatus in which the polymer solution is applied through the stator on the rotor so that the precipitating polymer-additive composite particle is subjected to shear forces while they are in a plastic deformable stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid B.V.
    Inventors: Anton Johannes Josef Hendriks, Mirjam Ellen Oldenzeel, Johannus Maria Bergmans, Tetsuya Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 8883306
    Abstract: A steel filament adapted for the reinforcement of elastomer or for thermoplastic products has a carbon content ranging up to 0.20 per cent by weight. The steel filament is provided with a coating promoting the adhesion with elastomer or thermoplastic products. The steel filament is drawn until a final diameter of less than 0.60 mm and a final tensile strength of more than 1200 MPa. Intermediate heat treatments are avoided so that the carbon footprint of the steel filament is substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventors: Javier Del Río Rodriguez, Dirk Meersschaut
  • Patent number: 8871343
    Abstract: A partial-discharge-resistant insulating varnish has a polyamide-imide enamel varnish and an organo-silica sol that are dispersed in a solvent. The solvent has 50 to 100% by weight of ?-butyrolactone. An insulated wire has a conductor, and a partial-discharge-resistant insulation coating film formed on the surface of the conductor. The partial-discharge-resistant insulation coating film is made of the partial-discharge-resistant insulating varnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yuzo Yukimori
  • Publication number: 20140315020
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a nano metal wire, including: putting a metal precursor solution in a core pipe of a needle; putting a polymer solution in a shell pipe of the needle, wherein the shell pipe surrounds the core pipe; applying a voltage to the needle while simultaneously jetting the metal precursor solution and the polymer solution to form a nano line on a collector, wherein the nano line includes a metal precursor wire surrounded by a polymer tube; chemically reducing the metal precursor wire of the nano line to form a nano line of metal wire surrounded by the polymer tube; and washing out the polymer tube by a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Wen-Hsien SUN, Lien-Tai CHEN, Wen-Chang CHEN, Jung-Yao CHEN
  • 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: 8859095
    Abstract: Provided is a wire rod contains, in mass %: C: 0.6 to 1.1%; Si: 0.1 to 0.5%; Mn: 0.2 to 0.6%; S: 0.004 to 0.015%; and, Cr: 0.02 to less than 0.05%; with a balance including Fe and inevitable impurities in which P is limited to 0.02% by mass or lower and Al is limited to 0.003% by mass or lower; the wire rod has a pearlite in a surface thereof; and, the wire rod has, in a peripheral portion in a cross section thereof, a {110} crystal plane of ferrite in the pearlite, an accumulation degree of the crystal plane being 1.2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Seiki Nishida, Nariyasu Muroga, Hitoshi Demachi