Sand, Clay Or Mica (silica Excluded) Patents (Class 428/454)
  • Patent number: 11462767
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrochemical device electrode comprising an electrode current collector and an electrode mixture layer provided on at least one principal surface of the electrode current collector, wherein the electrode mixture layer comprises an electrode active material, a polymer having a structural unit represented by the following formula (1), at least one electrolyte salt selected from the group consisting of lithium salts, sodium salts, calcium salts, and magnesium salts, and a molten salt having a melting point of 250° C. or less: wherein X? represents a counter anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yusuke Sera, Hideyuki Ogawa, Hiroki Mikuni
  • Patent number: 11383190
    Abstract: A ceramic honeycomb filter comprising a cordierite-type ceramic honeycomb structure having large numbers of flow paths partitioned by porous cell walls, and plugs formed in end portions of predetermined flow paths of the ceramic honeycomb structure; the cell walls having a thermal expansion coefficient Tw (×10?7/° C.) of 10 or less in the flow path direction between 40° C. and 800° C.; the plugs comprising at least ceramic particles, and 5-25 parts by mass of an amorphous oxide matrix per 100 parts by mass of the ceramic particles; the ceramic particles comprising at least 42-90% by mass of amorphous silica particles, and 10-58% by mass of cordierite particles; and the amorphous silica particles comprising 4-30% by mass of first silica particles having a median particle diameter of 10-40 ?m, and 70-96% by mass of second silica particles having a median particle diameter of 70-200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventor: Wataru Soga
  • Patent number: 10611689
    Abstract: A plasterboard includes a first layer of plaster and a second layer of plaster, wherein the first layer includes activated carbon; the second layer includes a scavenging agent, wherein a content of scavenging agent in the first layer, expressed as percentage by weight of dry matter, is less than a content of scavenging agent in the second layer, and wherein the second layer is free of activated carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yann Dion, Katarzyna Chuda, Caroline Demathieu-Roeltgen, Marion Chenal
  • Patent number: 9868876
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising a polymer, such as a copolymer comprising alkylene monomers and unsaturated acid monomers, and at least one phyllosilicate, a product coated with said composition, a method of making said coating compositions and a method of making said coated products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Imerys Minerals Limited
    Inventors: Gareth Pratt, Peter Biza
  • Patent number: 9488310
    Abstract: A pipe- or tube-shaped article having an innermost layer is disclosed which comprises a polyolefin composition comprising a polyolefin comprising ethylene and an ?-olefin. The article provides long lifetime, highly abrasion-resistant pipes for mining and other transportation uses. Also disclosed are methods for preparing the article and transporting abrasive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Allen Hayes
  • Patent number: 9080419
    Abstract: Casing assemblies and methods of using the casing assemblies to isolate selected sections of a subterranean wellbore are provided. Also provided are methods of fabricating the casing assemblies. The casing assemblies comprise one or more water-swellable tubular collars disposed around the exterior surface of a conduit, such as a wellbore casing. The water-swellable collars are formed from a material comprising sodium bentonite, a swelling inhibitor and reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Craig H. Benson, Ivan Kornienko, Nygmet Ibadildin
  • Publication number: 20150111029
    Abstract: Construction element for walls and wall lining comprising at least one layer of lining material (11) and one layer of lightened natural lime (12) attached to the lining material (11) by drying to form a single body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Egidio DE LUCA, Enza DINOIA
  • Publication number: 20150086790
    Abstract: Disclosed are a conductive resin composition and a display device using the same. The display device includes a display panel, and a frame having conductivity, in which the display panel is mounted, wherein the frame is formed of a conductive resin composition and the conductive resin composition includes a resin including a polyester copolymer resin, and carbon nanotube (CNT). The conductive resin composition prevents static discharge due to electrical conductivity and improves production efficiency though simplification of the overall manufacturing process. In addition, the conductive resin composition is applicable to thin film molding due to improved moldability and self-extinguishes flames due to flame retardancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In KIM, Kyeong PANG, Song Won Hyun
  • Publication number: 20150086793
    Abstract: Moldable fire resistant composites and processes for making moldable fire resistant composites are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, a moldable fire resistant composite includes a first composite layer comprising an intumescent resin and a heat-dissipating component adhered to a second composite layer comprising a halogenated resin and a reinforcing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: William Kreysler, Serge Labesque
  • Publication number: 20150079408
    Abstract: A fluorine-containing porcelain, such as a porcelain material comprising a fluorine-doped glass, is provided for use in dental applications. The porcelain may be used to overlie at least a portion of a dental component such that an interface between the porcelain and the dental component comprises a fluorinated metal oxide. Methods for producing such fluorine-containing porcelains and for treating dental components with such fluorine-containing porcelains are also provided. The fluorine-containing porcelain may exhibit enhanced bonding to the underlying dental component such as a high strength ceramic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Piascik, Brian R. Stoner
  • Publication number: 20150030863
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150027954
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for removing a target oil from an aqueous fluid stream using a capture medium. In embodiments, the capture medium can comprise an anchor substrate and a modifier technology supported on the anchor substrate, where the modifier technology complexes with the oil to form a removable complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: David S. Soane, William Ware, JR., Robert P. Mahoney, Ian Slattery
  • Patent number: 8916638
    Abstract: Clay aerogel polymer composites, formed from various types of clay and (co)polymers, which are relatively low density materials having myriad applications. Numerous methods for preparing the clay aerogel polymer composites are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the clay aerogel polymer composites are formed using a freeze-drying process. Structures and compositions including the clay aerogel polymer composites are also described. In a preferred embodiment, the clay aerogel polymer composites are derived from a clay, polymer and binder component that provides the composite with increased toughness and durability. Ceramic structures derived from the composites are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: David A. Schiraldi, Matthew D. Gawyrla, Suneel A. Bandi
  • Publication number: 20140363661
    Abstract: A gas barrier film includes a base film including a plastic material, and one or more gas barrier layers formed on the base film. The gas barrier layer includes an inorganic layered mineral and a resin component interposed between layers of the inorganic layered mineral. The gas barrier film shows an X-ray diffraction spectrum having a first peak top and a second peak top when measured at 25° C. and 65% RH using CuK? rays, the first peak top is derived from a first interlayer distance between adjacent layers of the inorganic layered mineral, the second peak top is derived from a second interlayer distance which is greater than the first interlayer distance by interposition of the resin component between layers of the inorganic layered mineral, and the second peak top is present at a position lower than a position of the first peak top in a 2? axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi KAMINAGA, Harumi MATSUMOTO, Sayaka HOSHI
  • Publication number: 20140338830
    Abstract: Provided is a composite laminate including an inorganic layer and a composite reinforcement layer. Further provided is a method for coating a first composite laminate with an inorganic layer including the step of applying an inorganic layer to a composite reinforcement layer of a first composite laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: John A. Petroski
  • Publication number: 20140329039
    Abstract: Disclosed is a biodegradable sheet prepared from biodegradable material comprising a gas barrier material, wherein the gas barrier material may be a nanoclay and/or polyvinyl alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tal Neuman, Daphna Nissenbaum, Ana Lea Dotan, Shai Garty
  • Publication number: 20140302280
    Abstract: A gypsum panel that incorporates a plant fiber other than paper is disclosed. The plant fiber material may be in the form of a facing material adhered to at least one side of the gypsum panel or in the form of loose fibers integrated with the gypsum panel as a matrix or both. Further, the plant fiber may be combined with conventional gypsum panel additives, is fully recyclable and environmentally sustainable. The present invention further relates to a method of making such a gypsum panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Keshav S. Gautam, Samuel C. Baer, Hubert C. Francis, Micheal S. Lerch
  • Patent number: 8815005
    Abstract: A sulphur cement product comprising from 10 to 30 wt % sulphur, 70 to 90 wt % of particulate inorganic material and from 0.4 to 2 wt % wax, and comprising less than 5 wt % bitumen, wherein the weight percentages are based upon the weight of the sulphur cement product, is disclosed. Further disclosed is a process for preparing a sulphur cement product; a process for preparing a sulphur cement surfacing on a structural material; and use of a wax to improve the fouling deposit removal and/or graffiti removal properties of a sulphur cement product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Guy Iode Magda Maria Verbist, Ingrid Ploegaert, Egbert Veldman
  • Publication number: 20140154490
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a non-combustible film having excellent flexibility, excellent moisture resistance, and high mechanical strength. The present invention also aims to provide a dispersion liquid for non-combustible films which is used in production of the non-combustible film, a method for producing a non-combustible film using the above dispersion, and a solar cell back sheet and a flexible board each of which is formed from the above non-combustible film. The present invention further aims to provide a solar cell including the solar cell back sheet. The non-combustible film of the present invention includes a water-insoluble inorganic compound and a heat-resistant synthetic resin, the water-insoluble inorganic compound constituting from 30% by weight to 90% by weight inclusive of the total weight of the non-combustible film, the film exhibiting a flammability of VTM-0 in the UL-94 VTM test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicants: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD., Tokyo University of Science Educational Foundation Administrative Organization, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seiji Bando, Noriyuki Hayashizaka, Yuki Umeda, Kazunori Kawasaki, Takeo Ebina, Hiromichi Hayashi, Manabu Yoshida, Takashi Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20140150136
    Abstract: Coating compositions of an aqueous mineral slurry having a dust suppressing amount of an absorbent and/or non-absorbent silicate mineral, and methods of using same for coating dust producing substrates, such as single or multi-nutrient fertilizers, with a substantially continuous outer or top layer for reducing or eliminating dissemination of fugitive dust particles, are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Sathanjheri RAVISHANKAR
  • Patent number: 8721336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-colored shaped body having layers arranged on top of one another for producing dental restorations, a process for its production and its use for the manufacture of dental restorations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Volker M. Rheinberger, Marcel Schweiger, Robert Kruse, Harald Kerschbaumer
  • Publication number: 20140113085
    Abstract: A display panel assembly is made by optically bonding a display panel and a substantially transparent substrate. Optical bonding is carried out by forming an optical bonding layer having regions of different physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Stanley C. Busman
  • Publication number: 20140093724
    Abstract: A film forming composition and a polymeric film or coating comprising hemicellulose is disclosed, said polymeric film or coating further comprising at least one additive/reactant increasing the liquid/moisture resistance. The use of said film or coating is also disclosed. Further, a method for the manufacture of said polymeric film or coating is disclosed, as well as a method for improving the liquid/moisture resistance of hemicellulose. The hemicellulose/phyllosilicate nanocomposite reinforced material provides excellent liquid/moisture resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: XYLOPHANE AB
    Inventors: Maria Grondahl, Lisa Bindgard, Paul Gatenholm, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Publication number: 20140069050
    Abstract: Panels usable for construction of a surface, to provide the surface with a desired appearance, durability, water, air, and fire resistance, dimensions, and weight include a layer of substrate material having first and second sides. Finish elements are positioned on the first side, while a backing material is positioned on the second side, such that the substrate bonds the finish elements to the backing material. Particulate material can also be included, such as within spaces between finish elements. Manufacture of such panels can include use of a vacuum system that acquires finish elements in a selected orientation, acquires particulate material into spaces unoccupied by finish elements, then deposits the arranged finish elements and particulate material into a mold for subsequent manufacturing steps. Use of lightweight, durable materials, such as magnesium oxide, can enable panels having a reduced thickness and weight to be manufactured, without sacrificing durability or longevity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Joel W. Bolin
  • Publication number: 20140065406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite material of xyloglucan and clay for use as a coating material. The invention also relates to a method of producing the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: KTH Holding AB
    Inventors: Lars Berglund, Qi Zhou, Joby Jose Kochumalayyil
  • Publication number: 20140055957
    Abstract: A composite material and an electronic device are disclosed in embodiments of the present invention, relating to the field of electronic assembly technologies. The technical problem of the existing electronic device with an excessively complicated internal structure is solved. The composite material includes an electrically and thermally conductive layer, a viscose glue layer, and an insulating layer, where the electrically and thermally conductive layer and the insulating layer are pasted at two sides of the viscose glue layer; the viscose glue layer is electrically conductive. The electronic device includes a circuit board and the composite material. Gaps are formed at the insulating layer in positions corresponding to electronic components and/or shielding frames, with the viscose glue layer exposed, the composite material is pasted onto the electronic components and/or the shielding frames via the viscose glue layer. The present invention is applied to simplify the structure of an electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Liechun Zhou, Hualin Li, Xijie Wu
  • Publication number: 20140017425
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sanitary ware including a photocatalyst layer that has a high level of water resistance and abrasion resistance while maintaining a good photocatalytic activity. The sanitary ware includes a glaze layer and a photocatalyst layer provided on the glaze layer. The photocatalyst layer is an oxide film that is a co-fired product of a precursor of titanium oxide and a precursor of zirconium oxide and contains 65 to 90% by mass of titanium oxide and 10 to 35% by mass of zirconium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yagi, Takahiro Hino, Tomoyasu Ichiki, Hiroaki Amemori, Satoshi Takano, Hiromasa Tokudome
  • Publication number: 20130341068
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer strip (1) comprising at least: an essentially mica-based layer (3) and a polymeric layer (2) comprising 60 to 85% by weight of a mineral filler (4) and 15 to 40% by weight of a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Cogebi S.A.
    Inventors: Benoit Prieur, Francisco Del Rey
  • Publication number: 20130337275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a construction element (1) made of compressed clay adobe, capable of being joined, on at least one of the surfaces (4) thereof, with an adjacent element via a layer including an activatable gellable mixture (5) extending over the at least one surface (4) of the element. The invention also relates to a method for assembling a portion of a building using such elements (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: TERRACO GROUP S.A.
    Inventor: Géry Despret
  • Publication number: 20130323520
    Abstract: A polymeric film assembly for application to at least one surface of an article comprises a polymeric film comprising an exterior surface, wherein the polymeric film comprises at least one clay in an anti-smudge effective amount, and wherein the polymeric film is essentially free of low surface energy components. A method for application of a polymeric film to at least one surface of an electronic device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: James E. McGuire, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130309511
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a method for manufacturing glass fiber reinforced concrete. The method can comprise selecting a mold, inserting the mold into a carrier, mixing and applying a face mix, installing an insert to create a process tool. The mold may then be filled with a back mix, and the process tool may then be placed in an oven at a target temperature for a target time to achieve a pre-cure. The work piece may then be removed from the process tool and may then be placed in an oven at a temperature for a time to achieve a full cure of the work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Damian J. Le Duff
  • Patent number: 8580389
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mica paper composite and a process for making the mica paper composite. Articles comprising the mica paper composite are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Kostantinos Kourtakis
  • Publication number: 20130288042
    Abstract: Provided herein include methods and compositions pertaining to coatings, such as paints, for covering a substrate. In some aspects and embodiments the coatings may include a heat reflective metal oxide pigment that, applied to an external surface of a building (or is applied on a substrate used for an external surface of a building such as an architectural metal panel, EIFS, as a stucco top coat or as a top coat for roofing tiles) reduces the energy consumption in the building. In other aspects and embodiments, provided are textured coatings having a texturing material; for example, methods and compositions are provided pertaining to textured coatings that can be applied robotically or in an automated fashion. In various aspects and embodiments, textured coatings are provided that include a texturing material and a heat reflective metal oxide pigment. In some aspects and embodiments heat reflective coatings for concrete or clay tiles and methods of applying such are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Jay A. Haines
  • Publication number: 20130251981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an infrared blocking multi-layered insulating film having thermal anisotropy, the film comprising an infrared absorption layer comprising at least one of perovskite oxide dispersed sol, metallic oxide dispersed sol, and ITO or ATO; a thermal resistance layer located on or above one surface of the infrared absorption layer; and an emission layer located on or above another surface of the infrared absorption layer. An infrared blocking multi-layered insulating film having thermal anisotropy according to the present invention may control heat flow, thereby generating excellent insulating effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130210303
    Abstract: Provided is a flame-retardant member having transparency, flexibility, and a high level of flame retardancy. A highly flame-retardant polymer member of the present invention is a highly flame-retardant polymer member including a polymer layer (B), an inorganic base material (L), and a flame-retardant layer (A) in the stated order, in which the flame-retardant layer (A) is a layer containing a layered inorganic compound (f) in a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Kohei Doi, Kunio Nagasaki, Yusuke Sugino, Takafumi Hida
  • Publication number: 20130196161
    Abstract: A laminate useful for electrical insulation having: (a) at least one layer of a mica-aramid paper comprising 55 to 95 weight percent mica and 5 to 45 weight percent aramid and (b) at least one layer of a polymeric electrical insulating film bonded to the mica-aramid paper with an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130196117
    Abstract: An insulated brick (12) and the production method (100) thereof. The production method (100) of the insulated brick, which is the subject of this invention, includes a mold (1), at least one insulation panel (2) placed in the mold (1) and mortar (3) as well as at least one disc (5) that enables the wiping and dimensioning of the surface by means of cutting tool (4) which breaks down the block (6) that has been produced in the mold (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Lüleci Hüseyin
  • Publication number: 20130196165
    Abstract: A hydraulic barrier composition can include granules of a water-swellable clay and a water-soluble polymer. Upon contact with a leachate at least portion of the polymer is solvated by the leachate and becomes entrapped in at least one of clay pores, at clay platelet edges, and between adjacent platelets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130149513
    Abstract: A barrier film for an electronic device includes: a resin film; an adsorption layer disposed on a side of the resin film and including an inorganic material, which is electrostatically chargeable with a positive charge or a negative charge and having higher hydrophilicity than a surface of the resin film; and a stacked layer disposed on a side of the adsorption layer and including a plate-shaped particle layer including an inorganic plate-shaped particle, which is electrostatically chargeable with a positive charge or a negative charge, and a binder layer including a binder particle, which is electrostatically chargeable with a positive charge or a negative charge, where the plate-shaped particle layer and binder layer are alternately stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130149517
    Abstract: A multi-layer thin film assembly including a first layer including a first material, wherein the first material includes at least two kinds of functional groups, and a second layer disposed on the first layer and including a second material that interacts with the at least two kinds of functional groups, and a barrier film including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130142977
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods of supplying a corrosion inhibitor including placing a corrosion inhibitor attached to a nanostructure carrier, placing the nanostructure carrier containing the corrosion inhibitor at a location and the nanostructure carrier is capable of releasing the corrosion inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130071674
    Abstract: The present invention provides a film for a back sheet of a solar cell exhibiting excellent water vapor barrier properties, water resistance and gas barrier properties, has flexibility and mechanical strength and has excellent heat stability, and a method for producing the film. The present invention is a water vapor barrier film comprising a clay membrane coated on a PET substrate, wherein the clay membrane is formed of clay and an additive; the weight ratio of the clay relative to the total sold is 60 to 90% by weight in the clay membrane; the production process thereof comprises a water resistance imparting heat treatment at 100 to 200° C. after the coating and drying; the film has a water vapor transmission rate of less than 3 g/m2·day; the additive in the modified clay is a polyimide; and at least 90% by mole of exchangeable ions is lithium ion, and a method for producing the water vapor barrier film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Takeo Ebina, Shinichi Iwata, Nobuhiko Teshima
  • Patent number: 8399089
    Abstract: A nanomaterial based admixture improves the fire retardancy of foam-based GFRC material to a minimum of 3 hours, creating Nano GFRC. A dispersion of nanoclay in water is prepared by heating water to 80-90 ° C., adding the desired amount of nanoclay and stirring with a magnetic stirrer for 30-45 minutes, producing a stable and uniform dispersion. Concrete is made by mixing sand, acryl, water, nanoclay solution, and cement in a bucket, adding enough water reducer to thin the mixture enough to stir, adding fibers, and mixing the composite using a rotor for about 10 minutes. Polystyrene foam is sandwiched with the prepared mixture on all sides to make the concrete. This resulting concrete is lightweight and strong, reduces CO and CO2 emissions by a factor of three compared to standard GFRC, and shows dramatic improvement in fire retardant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc
    Inventors: Vinod P. Veedu, Ian Kitajima
  • Publication number: 20130062097
    Abstract: A composite insulating tape (20) comprises a laminate or co-extrusion of at least two layers, including an insulating first layer (24) of a polymer matrix in which mica particles are dispersed and a second layer (26) of a polymer containing aromatic and/or heterocyclic rings and having a melting point of at least 350° C. and a glass transition temperature of at least 150° C. The tape can be used to form a multilayer coating on a conductor (10) such as an electric wire. An outer protective layer (28) of a fluoropolymer such as PTFE may be applied around the wrapped tape, by wrapping or extrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Philip Hammond, Antonio Pagliuca
  • Patent number: 8377560
    Abstract: A glaze composition which makes it possible that a base material for an inorganic calcined substance containing a lot of vitreous material is glazed without having corrosion. The glaze composition comprises a plastic material, a non-plastic material, and a solvent material, wherein the plastic material comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of Gairome clay, Kibushi clay, kaolin and talc; the non-plastic material comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of silica, calcined kaolin, pottery stone, pyrophyllite, pottery shards, chamotte and zircon; and the solvent material comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of feldspar, lime stone, dolomite, zinc oxide and lithium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventor: Takashige Akie
  • Publication number: 20130040104
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproofing membrane that comprises a carrier sheet, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer on one surface of the carrier sheet, and a protective coating layer on the adhesive layer. The protective coating layer is highly reflective (optionally textured) and operative to bond to concrete cast against it. Preferably, the protective coating layer comprises cement, polymer, and white pigment, and may optionally or additionally include a filler, a UV absorber and an antioxidant. The protective coating layer protects the membrane against weather exposure, tolerates foot traffic and strongly adheres to concrete cast against it. Also disclosed is a waterproofing membrane comprising a carrier sheet, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer, a protective coating layer (as described above), and a highly releasable bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Wiercinski, Xia Cao, Robert Paul
  • Publication number: 20130040131
    Abstract: Provided is a flame-retardant member having flexibility and a high degree of flame retardancy. A flame-retardant polymer member of the present invention is a flame-retardant polymer member having a polymer layer (B) and a flame-retardant layer (A) on at least one surface of the polymer layer (B), in which the flame-retardant layer (A) is a layer containing a layered inorganic compound (f) in a polymer (X).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Yusuke Sugino, Kunio Nagasaki, Kohei Doi, Takafumi Hida
  • Patent number: 8361621
    Abstract: A microwave-sensitive thermoplastic composition that includes a microwave-receptive additive; and a thermoplastic polymer; wherein the microwave-receptive additive is selected from the group consisting of sepiolite clay, molecular sieves formed from ammonium ion salts or hydrogen ion salts, aluminophosphates, silicoaluminophasphates, silicotitanates, organo-modified clays, molecular sieves or zeolites having a caged organic microwave receptive material, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael Cook, Michael S. Paquette, Robert P. Haley, Jr., Sam Crabtree, Jose Longoria, Saeed Siavoshani, Peter K. Mercure, Shih-Yaw Lai, Ronald G. Van Daele
  • Publication number: 20120318700
    Abstract: In order to maintain adequate bond strength of a composite in which a gas barrier coating comprising a clay dispersion and a polymer solution or dispersion of a PVA and/or EVA is positioned between two flexible plastics films using an adhesive, it is necessary that the clay dispersion and the polymer solution or dispersion should be kept separate until shortly before they are to be applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Derek R. Illsley, Asad A. Khan, Michael W. Leonard, Graham T. Street
  • Publication number: 20120308761
    Abstract: A clay film composite which exhibits high gas barrier properties even under high humidity conditions is provided. The clay film composite having a clay film including a clay without or with an additive, and provided on at least one surface thereof, a water vapor barrier layer having a water permeability of 1.0 g/m2·day or less. The clay film preferably has a distance between clay particle layers of 1.3 nm or less. The clay film preferably has a water content of 3.0% by mass or less. It is preferable to melt-bond the water vapor barrier layer to the clay film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Hajime Tsuda, Katsumi Motegi