Artificial Fiber Or Filament Patents (Class 428/392)
  • Patent number: 10486335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the manufacture of a long glass fibre reinforced polypropylene composition. The process comprises: a) providing at least one continuous glass multifibre strand, b) applying a sheath of a polypropylene composition around said continuous glass multifibre strand so as to form a sheathed continuous glass multifibre strand, c) cooling the sheathed continuous glass multifibre strand to a cutting temperature, d) cutting the sheathed continuous glass multifibre strand into pellets using a rotary cutting tool at a cutting temperature that satisfies the following equations I, II and III T_max=?0.625×GF+112.5??(I) T_min=10??(II) T_min?T_cut?T_max??(III) wherein: T_cut is the cutting temperature, T_max is the maximum cutting temperature [° C.], T_min is the minimum cutting temperature [° C.], and GF is the amount of glass fibres based on the weight of the composition [wt. %].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Carmela Tufano, Willy Joseph Dijsselbloem, Stefan Gielen, Gerard Jan Eduard Biemond, Johannes Henricus Theodorus Daalmans
  • Patent number: 10351506
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods for producing purified aromatic esters useful as plasticizers, to the purified aromatic esters, and to polymer compositions containing the purified esters. The purified aromatic esters can be produced by esterifying carboxylic acid with methyl or ethyl alcohol, separating the resulting methyl or ethyl esters from the carboxylic acid and any byproduct impurities, and then transesterifying the methyl or ethyl esters with C4 to C14 alcohol to produce the purified aromatic esters. Additionally, precipitation, filtration, and wash steps can be employed to purify the carboxylic acid, the methyl or ethyl alcohol, and/or the aromatic esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Mika L. Shiramizu, Stephen Zushma, Jörg F. W. Weber, Neeraj Sangar
  • Patent number: 10105915
    Abstract: A composite component includes a fiber array, a plurality of platelets bridging between fiber filaments of the fiber array and rigidizing the fiber array, and a resin-based phase disposed within voids of the fiber array. A method of making a composite component is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Jarmon, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9617659
    Abstract: Sized short alumina-based inorganic oxide fiber comprises, based on the total weight of the sized short alumina-based inorganic oxide fiber: from 0.1 to 15 percent by weight of a size resin comprising a polyamide; and from 85 to 99.9 percent by weight of short alumina-based inorganic oxide fiber. Methods of making the sized short alumina-based inorganic oxide fiber and compositions comprising the sized short alumina-based inorganic oxide fiber in a polymeric matrix are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties
    Inventors: Gregg D. Dahlke, Yong K. Wu, Michael D. Crandall, Ibrahim S. Gunes
  • Patent number: 9458297
    Abstract: Methods of forming crosslinked cellulose include mixing a crosslinking agent with an aqueous mixture of cellulose fibers containing little to no excess water (e.g., solids content of 25-55%), drying the resulting mixture to 85-100% solids, then curing the dried mixture to crosslink the cellulose fibers. Systems include a mixing unit to form, from an aqueous mixture of unbonded cellulose fibers having a solids content of about 25-55% and a crosslinking agent, a substantially homogenous mixture of non-crosslinked, unbonded cellulose fibers and crosslinking agent; a drying unit to dry the substantially homogenous mixture to a consistency of 85-100%; and a curing unit and to cure the crosslinking agent to form dried and cured crosslinked cellulose fibers. Intrafiber crosslinked cellulose pulp fibers produced by such methods and/or systems have a chemical on pulp level of about 2-14% and an AFAQ capacity of at least 12.0 g/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: WEYERHAEUSER NR COMPANY
    Inventor: Charles E. Miller
  • Patent number: 9322991
    Abstract: Coating compositions that include acrylic polymers as reinforcing agents. The coating compositions are radiation-curable and include a multifunctional acrylate component, an acrylic monomer diluent, an acrylic polymer, and a photoinitiator. The acrylic polymer is not radiation-curable and lacks hydrogen-donor groups, urea groups, and urethane groups. The acrylic polymer is non-reactive and does not chemically bond to the crosslinked network formed by curing the acrylate components. Instead, the acrylic polymer reinforces the cured network through physical interactions. Representative acrylic polymers include (meth)acrylates that lack substituents with hydrogen-donor, urea, and urethane groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Kevin Robert McCarthy, Weijun Niu, David Neal Schissel
  • Patent number: 9091325
    Abstract: There is disclosed a glass-fiber coating liquid for forming a coating layer on a glass fiber cord, prepared in the form of an emulsion consisting essentially of a monohydroxybenzene-formaldehyde resin (A) obtained by reaction of monohydroxybenzene (D) and formaldehyde (E), a vinylpyridine-styrene-butadiene copolymer (B) having a vinylpyridine monomer content of 17 to 35% by mass, a styrene monomer content of 20 to 40% by mass and a butadiene monomer content of 35 to 60% by mass, a chlorosulfonated polyethylene (C), an acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (P); at least one of an antioxidant, a pH adjuster and a stabilizer; and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takafumi Iwano, Katsuhiko Ogaki, Minekazu Kohama, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150099076
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a composite material comprising a functionalization of the substrate, which comprises treatment of said substrate with at least one first alcoholic solvent, functionalization of a first powder and formation of a first colloidal sol of said functionalized first powder in a second solvent, at least one application of a layer of said first colloidal sol of said first powder to the substrate, drying of said layer of said first colloidal sol and formation of a layer of first coating formed by said first colloidal sol, adherent to said substrate, by heating at a temperature above 50° C. and below 500° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: PRAYON SA
    Inventors: Dimitri Liquet, Carlos Alberto Paez, Cedric Calberg, David Eskenazi, Jean-Paul Pirard, Benoit Heinrichs
  • Publication number: 20150098682
    Abstract: An easily producible optical fiber preform which is drawn to an optical fiber having a core containing a sufficient concentration of alkali metal is provided. An optical fiber preform 10 is composed of silica-based glass and includes a core portion 20 and a cladding portion 30. The core portion 20 includes a first core portion 21 including a central axis and a second core portion 22 disposed on the perimeter of the first core portion 21. The cladding portion 30 includes a first cladding portion 31 disposed on the perimeter of the second core portion 22 and a second cladding portion 32 disposed on the perimeter of the first cladding portion 31. The core portion 20 contains an alkali metal at an average concentration of 5 atomic ppm or more. The concentration of the OH group in the perimeter portion of the first cladding portion 31 is 200 mol ppm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TAMURA, Tetsuya HARUNA, Masaaki HIRANO
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150083659
    Abstract: A bicomponent fiber is disclosed, in addition to systems and processes for making the bicomponent fiber. The bicomponent fiber can include a glass core and a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) sheath circumferentially enclosing the glass core, wherein the bicomponent fiber has a diameter between approximately five micrometers and approximately twenty micrometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Vishal Bansal, Jeffery Michael Ladwig
  • Publication number: 20150086784
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an optical fiber base material and an optical fiber base material, the method including: arranging a rod containing SiO2 family glass for core, in a container; pouring a SiO2 glass raw material solution for cladding layer and a hardener into the container, the glass raw material solution containing a hardening resin; solidifying the glass raw material solution through a self-hardening reaction; and then drying the solidified material and heating the solidified material in chlorine gas, to manufacture an optical fiber base material in which a SiO2 cladding layer is formed in an outer periphery of the rod containing SiO2 family glass for core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: KOHOKU KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Imoto, Futoshi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20150072144
    Abstract: A radiation curable coating composition for an optical fiber comprising: at least one urethane (meth) acrylate oligomer, at least one reactive diluent monomer and at least one photo initiator is described and claimed. The composition is capable of undergoing photopolymerization when coated on an optical fiber and when irradiated by a light emitting diode (LED) light, having a wavelength from about 100 nm to about 900 nm, to provide a cured coating on the optical fiber, with the cured coating having a top surface, and the cured coating having a Percent Reacted Acrylate Unsaturation (% RAU) at the top surface of about 60% or greater. Also described and claimed are the process to coat an optical fiber with the LED curable coating for optical fiber and a coated optical fiber where the coating has been cured by application of LED light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy BISHOP, Keqi GAN
  • Publication number: 20150064466
    Abstract: An insulated electrical cable having: (a) an electrically conductive core; and (b) a semiconductive shield containing a composition made from and/or containing a butene-1 polymer composition, an ethylene copolymer composition, and a conductive carbon black composition is provided. The semiconductive shield is formed over the electrically conductive core. A method for making insulated electrical cables and a method for making a medium voltage electric power cables is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Cindy Flenniken, Chun D. Lee
  • Patent number: 8956723
    Abstract: A coating liquid for coating glass fiber cords, containing: a chlorophenol-formaldehyde condensate (A) obtained by condensing a chlorophenol (D) and formaldehyde (E) in water; an emulsion of a vinylpyridine-styrene-butadiene copolymer (B); and an emulsion of a chlorosulfonated polyethylene (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Ogaki, Toshiya Monden, Takafumi Iwano
  • Publication number: 20150044466
    Abstract: A composition comprising a silane coupling agent having dicarboxylic acid group and water is provided. The composition has a solid content of 0.5-50 wt % based on the entire composition and a volatile organic compound content of up to 10 wt % based on volatile components which are detectable by headspace gas chromatography. The composition is substantially free of volatile organic compounds such as alcohols, does not release volatile compounds with the lapse of time, has improved storage stability under high-temperature conditions, and is effective as modifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Kazuhiro TSUCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20150045885
    Abstract: A water dispersible, biocompatible, non-toxic, seedless Group IV nanowire having an etched surface and surface oxide is provided. Also provided is a method of forming water dispersible seedless Group IV nanowires, comprising the steps of providing pristine seedless Group IV nanowires, and reacting the nanowires with a solution of an acidic amino acid to etch the nanowires and promote the formation of a water dispersible oxide layer through the formation of etched nanowires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
    Inventors: Patrick Kiely, Kevin Ryan, Michael Bezuidenhout
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140273681
    Abstract: Ceramic matrix composites include a fiber network and a matrix including layers of first and second materials. The first material may include SiC. The second material may include an element that when oxidized forms a silicate that is stable at high temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Adam L. Chamberlain, Andrew J. Lazur
  • 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: 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: 8834735
    Abstract: A processing agent containing five specified kinds of components including esters and ethers as required components is used in the production or fabrication process of synthetic fibers such that superior spinning property is maintained and synthetic fibers with superior yarn quality and dyeing property can be obtained. Aqueous liquids of such processing agents, processing methods using such liquids and synthetic fibers obtained by such methods are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Sato, Yuichiro Murakami, Fumiyoshi Ishikawa, Koji Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20140228486
    Abstract: A sizing composition includes a texturing agent, a film-forming agent, and organic particles dispersed therein. A glass fiber strand is formed from a plurality of individual glass fibers coated with the sizing composition. A thermoplastic composite material includes such glass fiber strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Florence Garesio, Patrick Moireau
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140212666
    Abstract: Provided are compounds of the following: wherein R1 is a saturated or unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon optionally substituted with an alkyl and/or an OXO-ester, and R2 is a C4 to C14 hydrocarbyl, preferably the residue of a C4 to C14 OXO-alcohol. Also provided are processes for making the compounds and plasticized polymer compositions containing said compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Jihad M. Dakka, Lorenzo C. DeCaul, Christine A. Costello, Edmund J. Mozeleski, Pierre Osterrieth, Stephen Zushma, Allen D. Goodwin, Diana Smirnova, Catherine A. Faler, Victor Deflorio, Didier Naert
  • Publication number: 20140171549
    Abstract: A sizing composition includes a texturing agent, a film-forming agent, and a cationic polymer having a polyalykyleneimine backbone. A glass fiber strand is formed from a plurality of individual glass fibers coated with the sizing composition. A composite material includes such glass fiber strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: OCV Intellectual Capita, LLC
    Inventors: Claire Genevieve Ceugniet, Dino Lombino
  • Publication number: 20140154457
    Abstract: Described herein are low add-on fiber lubricant compositions useful in the production of synthetic fibers. The compositions and methods described herein impart or enhance one or more properties of the fibers such as, for example, dry soil resistance, liquid repellency, or a combination thereof. Fibers produced with the lubricant compositions with the compositions described herein and articles comprising the treated fibers are also described herein. These compositions are composed of (a) a lubricant component, (b) a friction modifier, and (c) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ARROWSTAR LLC
    Inventors: James R. BARTLEY, Vance W. BROWN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140134436
    Abstract: Thiobis phenolic antioxidants are efficiently dry or melt blended with a tree-resistant, crosslinkable polyethylene by first forming a blend, preferably a dry blend, of the antioxidant with a polyalkylene glycol (PAG), and then mixing the blend with the polyethylene. The incorporation of thiobis phenolic antioxidant and PAG blend into polyethylene provides the PE with high oxidative induction time (OIT) which is a measure of the oxidative stability of the PE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventors: Antoni Adamczyk, Daniel Emley, Neil W. Dunchus, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Susan Song
  • Publication number: 20140127507
    Abstract: A method for making a high quality optical fiber preform includes: thermally defusing the alkali metal element into the inner side of a silica glass pipe by heating the glass pipe from the outside by a heat source while vapors of alkali metal salt generated by heating an alkali metal salt is supplied to the inside of the glass pipe from an end thereof; collapsing the glass pipe for forming a core rod; and adding a cladding part around the circumference of the core rod. At the start of the thermal diffusion, the alkali metal salt is heated at a temperature for making the vapor pressure of the alkali metal salt to be 0.1 kPa or less, and thereafter the alkali metal salt is heated up to a temperature for making the vapor pressure of the alkali metal salt to be larger than 0.1 kPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Haruna, Masaaki Hirano, Yoshiaki Tamura
  • Publication number: 20140127506
    Abstract: A wet-on-dry process for coating a glass optical fiber with a radiation curable Primary Coating, comprising (a) operating a glass drawing tower to produce a glass optical fiber; (b) applying a radiation curable Primary Coating composition onto the surface of the optical fiber; (c) applying radiation to effect curing of said radiation curable Primary Coating composition; (d) applying a secondary coating to the Primary Coating; and (e) applying radiation to effect curing of said secondary coating. Also, a wet-on-wet process for coating a glass optical fiber with a radiation curable Primary Coating, comprising (a) operating a glass drawing tower to produce a glass optical fiber; (b) applying a radiation curable Primary Coating composition onto the surface of the optical fiber; (c) applying a secondary coating to the Primary Coating; and (d) applying radiation to effect curing of the Primary Coating and the secondary coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Tyson Dean NORLIN, Steven R SCHMID, Edward J MURPHY, John M ZIMMERMAN, Anthony Joseph TORTORELLO
  • Patent number: 8709586
    Abstract: An acid-modified polyolefin-based resin for glass fiber treatment having: (1) an amount of components extractable with boiling methyl ethyl ketone of 8 mass % or less; (2) a number average molecular weight (Mn), measured by gel permeation chromatography (GPC), of 6,000 to 48,000; and (3) an amount of an acid which has been added, measured by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, of 0.1 to 12 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Prime Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koki Yano, Rikuo Onishi
  • Publication number: 20140106168
    Abstract: The X-ray-opaque glass, which is free of BaO and PbO except for at most impurities, has a refractive index nd of from 1.50 to 1.58 and a high X-ray opacity with an aluminium equivalent thickness of at least 300%. The glass is based on a SiO2—Al2O3—SrO—R2O system with additions of La2O3 and ZrO2. The glass has very good chemical resistance and can be used, in particular, as a dental glass or as an optical glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Simone Monika Ritter, Sabine Pichler-Wilhelm, Carina Dobler, Stefanie Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140099463
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of treating a reinforcement cord, comprising the steps of (A) atomizing a mixture of at least one hydrocarbon sulfide, a low viscosity organic solvent, and a carrier gas to form an atomized mixture; (B) generating an atmospheric pressure plasma from the atomized mixture; and (C) exposing the reinforcement cord to the atmospheric pressure plasma under conditions suitable to form a polymer strongly bonded to the reinforcement cord and capable of bonding to rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Frederic Gerard Auguste Siffer, James Gregory Gillick
  • Patent number: 8674045
    Abstract: A carbon fiber precursor fiber having a weight average molecular weight Mw(F) of 200,000 to 700,000 and a degree of polydispersity MZ(F)/Mw(F), wherein MZ(F) indicates Z-average molecular weight of the fiber, of 2 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Tanaka, Makoto Endo
  • Publication number: 20140060409
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reinforcing textile thread (82) for an inflatable sail, such as a rigging sail or a flight sail, including a plurality of filaments which are agglutinated so as to form an elongate unitary body (820), and a binder (822) which ensures the cohesion among at least some of the filaments (821) of the unitary body (820), and which consists of a coating material. In order to guarantee an effective, directed reinforcement effect within an inflatable sail without limiting the lifespan of said sail, the unitary body has, in the cross-section thereof, an oblong outline, wherein the ratio of the maximum width (e) of said outline, which corresponds to a thickness of the unitary body, to the maximum length (l) of said outline, which corresponds to a width of the unitary body, is less than 0.06, a plurality of filaments (821) being arranged in series over the thickness of the unitary body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: PORCHER INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Laurence Pollet, Cécile Roibert, Sébastien Feraudet
  • Patent number: 8652347
    Abstract: Provided are new compositions of ruthenates in the pervoskite and layered pervoskite family, wherein the ruthenate compositions exhibit large magnetoresistance (MR) and electric-pulse-induced resistance (EPIR) switching effects, the latter observable at room temperature. This is the first time large MR and EPIR effects have been shown together in ruthenate compositions. Further provided are methods for synthesizing the class of ruthenates that exhibits such properties, as well as methods of use therefor in electromagnetic devices, thin films, sensors, semiconductors, insulators and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: I-Wei Chen, Alexander Mamchik
  • Publication number: 20140044965
    Abstract: A device is provided having a holder region including a first holder for a first thread and at least one further holder for at least one further thread, at least one contact area for contacting the first thread and the at least one further thread. At least one radiation source is provided between the holder region and the contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT GMBH
    Inventor: Sven Linow
  • Publication number: 20140025007
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers that include a composite of at least three different materials, where the at least three different materials include a conductor, an insulator, and a non-centrosymmetric material, and where each material is disposed in one or more different cross-sectional regions of the fiber, with each region extending along a common length of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Patent number: 8632881
    Abstract: A glass fiber product comprises glass fibers treated with a coating composition comprising a synthetic resin and a mixture of an acetylene glycol or an ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block or random adduct thereof and a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether having an HLB of 8 to 18 or a sulfur-containing surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Mizusaki, Shuichiro Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20130334366
    Abstract: A coated fiber for a composite article may include a fiber body and a matrix layer. The fiber body may have at least one fiber surface. The matrix layer may at least partially coat the fiber surface and may be applied during formation of the fiber body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilenski, Michael P. Kozar
  • Publication number: 20130330553
    Abstract: Methods for forming fiber reinforced polymer rod assemblies and fiber reinforced polymer rod assemblies are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes heating a portion of a first fiber reinforced polymer rod and heating a portion of a second fiber reinforced polymer rod. The method further includes intertwining the portions of the first fiber reinforced polymer rod and the second fiber reinforced polymer rod to form a rod connecting section. The method further includes aligning the first fiber reinforced polymer rod and the second fiber reinforced polymer rod along a linear axis. The method further includes cooling the portions of the first fiber reinforced polymer rod and the second fiber reinforced polymer rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Aaron Johnson, David Eastep, Richard Stiehm
  • Patent number: 8603631
    Abstract: Disclosed are formaldehyde-free, thermally-curable, alkaline, aqueous binder compositions. The disclosed binder compositions may be cured to substantially water-insoluble thermoset polyester resins, including formaldehyde-free, substantially water-insoluble thermoset polyester resins. Uses of the disclosed binder compositions as binders for non-woven fibers and fiber materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation GmbH
    Inventors: Mary Hession, James Helbing
  • Publication number: 20130289533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical device. In particular, the present invention concerns a medical device which can be detected by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: MARVIS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Duering, Joachim Georg Pfeffer
  • Patent number: 8563132
    Abstract: Glass fiber-treating agent which includes: (A) 5-95% by weight of an acetylene glycol or an ethylene oxide and/or a propylene oxide adduct of an acetylene glycol; and (B) 5-95% by weight of a silicone surfactant which may be polyoxyalkylene-modified. The glass fiber-treating agent reduces dynamic and static surface tension and contact angle. The glass fiber-treating agent provides excellent wetting, penetration, and antifoaming properties when glass fibers are treated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Mizusaki, Shuichiro Shinohara, Akira Yamamoto, Masaki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130273368
    Abstract: Process for treating a fibrous material, to make said material hydrophobic and/or water-repellent, comprising the operation of impregnating said material with a suspension comprising nanoparticles of a hydrophobic material and a cyanoacrylate in an organic solvent and causing the crosslinking of said cyanoacrylate; the process uses an amount of cyanoacrylate and a weight ratio with the nanoparticles such as to produce complete or partial coating of the fibrous material with a matrix of crosslinked cyanoacrylate in which said nanoparticles are dispersed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Roberto Cingolani, Athanasia Athanasiou, llker Bayer
  • Patent number: 8551897
    Abstract: Provided are inorganic fibers containing calcium and alumina as the major fiber components. According to certain embodiments, the inorganic fibers containing calcia and alumina are provided with a coating of a phosphorous containing compound on at least a portion of the fiber surfaces. Also provided are methods of preparing the coated and non-coated inorganic fibers and of thermally insulating articles using thermal insulation comprising the inorganic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventors: Bruce K. Zoitos, Michael J. Andrejcak, Paul M. Boymel
  • Patent number: 8486527
    Abstract: Fiber reinforcement rods having a combination of reinforcing fiber members coated with a UV curable vinyl ester resin material and a polybutylene terephthalate/polyether glycol or ethylene acrylic acid topcoat layer. The reinforcing fiber members may be S-type fiber members, E-type glass fiber members, a combination thereof, or E-type glass fiber members and/or S-type glass fiber members with high strength synthetic strands of poly (p-phenylene 2,6 benzoisoxazole fiber members. The topcoat layer provides enhanced properties of specific adhesion, enhanced environmental protection, resistance to surface fiber breakage, and to some degree resistance from delamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Neptco JV LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hager, Richard N. Lehman
  • Publication number: 20130178559
    Abstract: The resin-reinforcing fiber of the preset invention is a fiber surface-treated with an epoxidized polydiene resin. The fiber is preferably carbon fiber or glass fiber. The fiber-reinforced resin composite material of the present invention comprises the resin-reinforcing fiber and a matrix resin. The matrix resin is preferably an epoxy thermosetting resin. The resin-reinforcing fiber of the present invention can improve the absorbed energy up to the maximum load (elastic energy) of a fiber-reinforced resin composite material and the absorbed energy after the maximum load (propagation energy) thereof at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Asami Nakai, Misao Mori