Including Metal Or Compound Thereof (excluding Glass, Ceramic And Asbestos) Patents (Class 428/379)
  • 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
    Assignee: KURARAY EUROPE GMBH
    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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    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
    Assignee: FLEXPIPE SYSTEMS INC.
    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
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    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
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    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: 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: 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: 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
    Applicants: EMISSHIELD, INC., GENERAL CABLETECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    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
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    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
  • Publication number: 20140302316
    Abstract: A load bearing assembly (100) for use in elevator system wherein the load bearing assembly (100) comprises at least one steel rope (102) and a jacket (110) surrounding this at least one steel rope (102). The jacket (110) comprises at least one layer of a thermoplastic elastomer comprising polymer particles (112). The polymer particles (112) have a molecular weight higher than 0.5*106 g/mol. The jacket (110) provides a coefficient of friction allowing sufficient traction between the load bearing assembly (100) and other components of the elevator system, such as the sheaves. Also disclosed is a corresponding method of making a load bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Jeroen Gallens, Raf Clauws, Andreas Klust
  • Publication number: 20140272409
    Abstract: A fiber structure for forming a rope structure has a base matrix of base fiber material and at least one lubricity portion of lubricity material. The lubricity material determines a lubricity of at least a portion of a surface of the fiber structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samson Rope Technologies
    Inventor: Samson Rope Technologies
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140255692
    Abstract: A cable includes at least one electrical conductor and at least one electrically insulating layer surrounding the electrical conductor, wherein the at least one electrically insulating layer includes: (a) a thermoplastic polymer material selected from: at least one copolymer (I) of propylene with at least one olefin comonomer selected from ethylene and an ?-olefin other than propylene, the copolymer having a melting point greater than or equal to 130° C. and a melting enthalpy of from 20 J/g to 90 J/g; a blend of at least one copolymer (i) with at least one copolymer (ii) of ethylene with at least one ?-olefin, the copolymer (ii) having a melting enthalpy of from 0 J/g to 120 J/g; a blend of at least one propylene homopolymer with at least one copolymer (i) or copolymer (ii); at least one of copolymer (i) and copolymer (ii) being a heterophasic copolymer; (b) at least one dielectric fluid intimately admixed with the thermoplastic polymer material; and (c) at least one nucleating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Gabriele Perego
  • Publication number: 20140252316
    Abstract: Described are ZnxCd1-xSySe1-y/ZnSzSe1-z core/shell nanocrystals, CdTe/CdS/ZnS core/shell/shell nanocrystals, optionally ally doped Zn(S,Se,Te) nano- and quantum wires, and SnS quantum sheets or ribbons, methods for making the same, and their use in biomedical and photonic applications, such as sensors for analytes in cells and preparation of field effect transistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Hao Yan, Zhengtao Deng, Yan Liu
  • Patent number: 8828540
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article includes the steps of applying a quantity of a refractory metal sufficient to produce a coating on a carbon based felt; processing thermally a refractory metal coated carbon based felt at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to form a ceramic based felt; and cooling the ceramic based felt under a controlled atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Robert A. Barth
  • Publication number: 20140224653
    Abstract: Provided is a silver nanowire-containing composition for a biosensor strip, a biosensor strip comprising the same and its preparation method. The biosensor strip comprises a conductive pattern layer made of the silver nanowire-containing composition. With the aspect ratio of 50 to 500, the silver nanowire-containing composition has good dispersion and high conductivity, such that the biosensor strip comprising the same can have high stability and provide a more accurate and efficient detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: Industrial Technology Research Institute, K Cubic Research Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsien Sun, Hou-Yu Lee, Shyh-Dar Ko, Ching-Chung Ko
  • Patent number: 8802231
    Abstract: An insulating coating material includes a polyamide-imide resin insulating coating material, and surface-treated inorganic fine particles dispersed in the polyamide-imide resin insulating coating material. A viscosity measured by an E-type viscometer is 1000 to 4000 mPa·s at 30° C. and at a shear rate of 200 s?1 and 4000 to 12000 mPa·s at 30° C. and at a shear rate of 1 s?1. An insulated wire includes a rectangular conductor, and an insulating layer formed on the rectangular conductor and including the insulating coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Hitachi Magnet Wire Corp.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Funayama, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yuki Honda
  • Patent number: 8802230
    Abstract: An electrically-insulative coating for minimizing an electrical conductivity of a metal substrate includes a polymer component formed from a monomer precursor, and a powder component substantially dispersed in the polymer component. The powder component is present in the electrically-insulative coating in an amount of from about 5 parts to about 80 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the electrically-insulative coating. The electrically-insulative coating does not substantially degrade when exposed to from about 100 V to about 330 V at a temperature of from about ?50 ° C. to about 500 ° C., and has a dielectric strength of at least about 2,000 VAC/mil. An electrically-insulative coating system and a method of forming an electrically-insulative coating on a metal substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Yucong Wang
  • Publication number: 20140221184
    Abstract: An electrophotographic member having a high conductivity and having high adhesiveness to other layer, and a process cartridge and an electrophotographic apparatus using the electrophotographic member as a developer carrying member are provided. The electrophotographic member is an electrophotographic member including an electro-conductive mandrel and an electro-conductive layer, wherein the electro-conductive layer has a resin having a structure represented by the following structural formula (1), and an anion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideya Arimura, Masaki Yamada, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Satoru Nishioka
  • Patent number: 8795832
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a cable protection system to at least partially shield a cable from heat, fire, an impact or other potentially harmful event or occurrence comprises a first encompassing member configured for placement around the cable or cable bundle, wherein a first void is defined between the first encompassing member and an outside of the cable or cable bundle. The system additionally includes a second encompassing member positioned around the first encompassing member, wherein a second void is defined between the first encompassing member and the second encompassing member. Further, the system comprises one or more fill materials positioned within the second void. In some embodiments, the fill material comprises vermiculite, ceramic and/or one or more other materials. The first void permits the cable protection system to be slidably moved relative to the cable or cable bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Fyfe Co., LLC
    Inventors: Edward Fyfe, Zachery Smith