Embodying Fibers Interengaged Or Between Layers (e.g., Paper, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/608)
  • Patent number: 11476739
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing lamination stacks of controlled height in a tool, starting material is provided as continuous strip delivered from a coil or as an individual sheet. Laminations are punched from the starting material in several punching steps to a required contour of the laminations. A heat-curing adhesive is applied onto the laminations prior to performing a last punching step. The laminations are combined to a lamination stack. The laminations of the lamination stack are partially or completely heated in a lamination storage. The adhesive is liquefied by heating the lamination stack to build up adhesion and then solidified. Curing the adhesive at the liquefying temperature or solidifying the adhesive in the tool by cooling and subsequently heating the adhesive to a temperature below the liquefying temperature is possible so that the adhesive does not melt but undergoes further curing resulting in higher temperature stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Kienle + Spiess GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Blocher, Steffen Bauer, Andras Bardos
  • Patent number: 11217795
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing bipolar plates for fuel cells. A bipolar plate is formed by joining an anode plate to a cathode plate, wherein the anode plate and the cathode plate are formed by forming a substrate plate. In order to provide a cost-effective and automated method, it is proposed that a plate already provided with a reactive coating or catalyst coating, which is transported, automatically driven, via a transport device from the forming device to the joining device, is used as substrate plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Rolf Cisar, Alexander Seitz
  • Patent number: 11167363
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a brazing method for joining substrates, in particular where one of the substrates is difficult to wet with molten braze material. The method includes formation of a porous metal layer on a first substrate to assist wetting of the first substrate with a molten braze metal, which in turn permits joining of the first substrate with a second substrate via a braze metal later in an assembled brazed joint. Ceramic substrates can be particularly difficult to wet with molten braze metals, and the disclosed method can be used to join a ceramic substrate to another substrate. The brazed joint can be incorporated into a solid-oxide fuel cell, for example as a stack component thereof, in particular when the first substrate is a ceramic substrate and the joined substrate is a metallic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Dale Nicholas, Quan Zhou, Thomas Rector Bieler, Rick Daniel Kerr
  • Patent number: 10913512
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a snowmobile including an engine mounted on the chassis, a drive track in contact with the chassis, and a drive train, operatively interconnecting the engine with the drive track for delivering propulsive power to the drive track. The drive train includes a driveshaft, comprising a tubular driveshaft including two or more interior channels, the channels positioned in a substantially longitudinal orientation, two or more sprocket driving features on an exterior surface of the tubular driveshaft, and one or more fitting components, positioned at one or more distal ends of the driveshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Arctic Cat Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin David Thompson, Gary O. Homme, Devin Joseph Danielson, Andrew Jon Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 10468745
    Abstract: Security paper based on an RF tag using a dipole array structure and a method for manufacturing the security paper. The security paper based on an RF tag using a dipole array structure includes first base paper, second base paper, and an RF tag printed on at least one of the first base paper and the second base paper, wherein the RF tag is configured such that multiple dipole antennas form an array structure. Also, the security paper based on an RF tag using a dipole array structure may include a layer configured with a pattern or a color or a carbon-coated layer, whereby the location of the RE tag is prevented from being exposed and whether the corresponding paper is security paper may be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dong-Ho Jeon, Min-Sik Kim, Seung-Jin Ryu, Dae-Heon Lee, Han-Jun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10444089
    Abstract: A carbon fiber element comprising a carbon fiber to which a coating is applied that reduces its thermal coefficient of resistivity (TCR) can be included in a fiber reinforced structural component to improve sensing of strain therein by reducing errors arising from temperature variations. A method thereof includes providing, embedded within the structural component, at least one carbon fiber extending across a principle plane of the structural component, the carbon fiber being uniformly coated along its entire length with an electrically conductive material, the coating having a resistance that is equal to the carbon fiber and a TCR that is equal but opposite to the carbon fiber. The strain in the structural component is then determined by measuring changes in the electrical resistance of the carbon fiber element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Martyn John Hucker, David William Gough
  • Patent number: 10060191
    Abstract: Continuous fiber-reinforced hard composites may be useful in mitigating crack propagation in downhole tools. In some instances, a wellbore tool may be formed at least in part by a continuous fiber-reinforced hard composite portion. The continuous fiber-reinforced hard composite portion includes a binder material continuous phase with reinforcing particles and continuous fibers contained therein, wherein the continuous fibers have an aspect ratio at least 15 times greater than a critical aspect ratio (Ac). The critical aspect ratio can be determined using the equation Ac=?f/(2?c), ?f is an ultimate tensile strength of the continuous fibers, and ?C is a lower of (1) an interfacial shear bond strength between the continuous fibers and the binder material and (2) a yield stress of the binder material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Garrett T. Olsen
  • Patent number: 9976689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a versatile multi-layer elastomer or thermoplastic elastomer based thermal and/or sound insulation material with improved fire retardant properties together with low smoke generation, the process for manufacturing of such material and the use of such material and resulting composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Heribert Quante, Friedhelm Vielmeyer, Jürgen Weidinger
  • Patent number: 9663868
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electro-deposited copper-alloy foil excellent in infrared laser processability which enables uniform etching rate along a thickness direction in following etching process. To achieve the object, an electro-deposited copper-alloy foil obtained from electrolyzing of an electrolytic solution, wherein the electro-deposited copper-alloy foil has tin content of 8% by mass to 25% by mass is employed. In the electro-deposited copper-alloy foil, a grain in a crystal structure is preferably a columnar grain longitudinal along a thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Matsuda, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Takao Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9634288
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a substrate, a light emitting structure, and a reflective metal layer. The substrate includes a pixel region and a peripheral region. The light emitting structure is disposed on the substrate. The reflective metal layer is disposed between the substrate and the light emitting structure. The reflective metal layer includes a plurality of nanowires and a plurality of openings that is defined by the nanowires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Ho Park, Dae-Young Lee, Seung-Min Lee, Jung-Woo Moon, Young-Woo Song, Joo-Sun Yoon
  • Patent number: 9066432
    Abstract: Provided is a copper foil for a printed wiring board, the copper foil being suitable for achieving finer pitch, favorable in terms of manufacturing cost, and excellent both in etching ability and adhesion to an insulating substrate. The copper foil for a printed wiring board comprises a copper foil base material and a covering layer for covering at least a portion of a surface of the copper foil base material, wherein the covering layer is formed by an nickel-vanadium alloy layer containing nickel and vanadium, and a chromium layer, laminated in this order from the surface of the copper foil base material; the chromium layer contains chromium in an amount of 15-210 ?g/dm2; the nickel-vanadium alloy layer contains nickel and vanadium in a combined covering amount of 20-600 ?g/dm2; and the nickel-vanadium alloy layer contains vanadium in an amount of 3-70 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Tanaka, Misato Chuganji
  • Publication number: 20150111060
    Abstract: A cooled article and a method of forming a cooled article are disclosed. The cooled article includes a component, a porous material incorporated into the component, and a cooling medium within the porous material. Another cooled article is formed by a process includes the steps of forming a porous material from a pre-sintered preform, providing a component, and incorporating the porous material into the component. The porous material is in fluid communication with a cooling medium. The method of forming a cooled article includes providing a metal felt material infused with braze filler material, pre-sintering the metal felt material to form a porous material, providing a component, and incorporating the porous material into the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Srikanth Chandrudu KOTTILINGAM, Benjamin Paul LACY, Brian Gene BRZEK, David Edward SCHICK
  • Publication number: 20150050515
    Abstract: A composite cable or rope is described. The cable or rope has an inner metallic rope or core, consisting of a plurality of metal strands and a plurality of covering layers formed around the inner metallic core. An innovative anchoring and safety system is also described. The system has one or more anchorages, fixed to the roof, in each of which the rope is stably locked by screwing, so as not to create instability problems for people attached to the rope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Davide GAMBA
  • Publication number: 20150024943
    Abstract: A compound superconducting wire 10 includes a reinforcement portion 12 and a compound superconductor 11. In the reinforcement portion 12, an assembly of plural reinforcement elements 4 are disposed. The reinforcement elements 4 each include plural reinforcement filaments 1 disposed in a stabilizer 2, and a stabilizing layer 3 at the outer periphery thereof. The reinforcement filaments 1 each mainly contain one or more metals selected from the group consisting of Nb, Ta, V, W, Mo, Fe, and Hf, an alloy consisting of two or more metals selected from the aforementioned group, or an alloy consisting of copper and one or more metals selected from the aforementioned group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Masahiro SUGIMOTO, Hirokazu TSUBOUCHI, Kazuo WATANABE, Satoshi AWAJI, Hidetoshi OGURO
  • Patent number: 8889226
    Abstract: A method of bonding a metal to a substrate is disclosed herein. The method involves forming a nano-brush on a surface of the substrate, where the nano-brush includes a plurality of nano-wires extending above the substrate surface. In a molten state, the metal is introduced onto the substrate surface, and the metal surrounds the nano-wires. Upon cooling, the metal surrounding the nano-wires solidifies, and during the solidifying, at least a mechanical interlock is formed between the metal and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Walker, Bob R. Powell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8889263
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus including a first metal component and a second metal component. The apparatus includes an interface between the first component and the second component, and a metal mesh interposed in the first interface. The apparatus further includes a composite component including a composite material. The composite component includes two portions, the first portion filling voids in the first interface and the second portion forming a structure that adjoins the first component and the second component. The metal mesh extends into the second portion of the composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Claude Rice
  • Publication number: 20140238833
    Abstract: Reduction/oxidation reagents have been found to be effective to chemically cure a sparse metal nanowire film into a fused metal nanostructured network through evidently a ripening type process. The resulting fused network can provide desirable low sheet resistances while maintaining good optical transparency. The transparent conductive films can be effectively applied as a single conductive ink or through sequential forming of a metal nanowire film with the subsequent addition of a fusing agent. The fused metal nanowire films can be effectively patterned, and the patterned films can be useful in devices, such as touch sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: C3NANO INC.
    Inventors: Ajay Virkar, Xiqiang Yang, Ying-Syi Li, Dennis McKean, Melburne C. LeMieux
  • Publication number: 20140220372
    Abstract: A unitized assembly may comprise a fiber metal laminate and at least one additive layer. The fiber metal laminate may have non-metallic plies bonded to metallic plies and may include an innermost metallic ply. The at least one additive layer may be deposited onto the innermost metallic ply by friction stir welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David P. Heck, Loren J. Strahm
  • Publication number: 20140162086
    Abstract: The present invention relates to light weight composite materials which comprise a metallic layer and a polymeric layer, the polymeric layer containing a filled thermoplastic polymer which includes a thermoplastic polymer and a metallic fiber. The composite materials of the present invention may be formed using conventional stamping equipment at ambient temperatures. Composite materials of the present invention may also be capable of being welded to other metal materials using a resistance welding process such as resistance spot welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Shimon Mizrahi
  • Publication number: 20140151090
    Abstract: A stress relief structure is provided. The stress relief structure includes a stress relief body, at least one first stress relief base and at least one second stress relief base. The stress relief body has an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other. The first stress relief base is disposed on the upper surface of the stress relief body. The second stress relief base is disposed on the lower surface of the stress relief body. The at least one first stress relief base and the at least one second stress relief base are interlaced to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Jui-Hung Chien, Chiao-Ling Lung
  • Publication number: 20140076798
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a noble metal/metal layer, which has particularly advantageous tribological properties, comprising the following steps: providing a bath for the currentless deposition of a metal layer, which additionally contains at least one type of noble metal ions; introducing a substrate into the bath; and applying a voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Schauenburg Ruhrkunststoff GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Koppe
  • Patent number: 8663812
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and system for preparing a cellular material based on hollow metal beads. According to the description, at least one bead chain in which said hollow metal beads are linked to one another in pairs by means of an articulation is used as elementary structure constituting the cellular material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherche Aerospatiales)
    Inventors: Alain Rafray, Nicolas Auffray, Régis Bouchet, Pierre Josso, Jérôme Lozat, Vincent Marcadon
  • Patent number: 8652648
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing indium tin oxide nanowires by preparing a solution that includes an indium-containing species, a tin-containing species and a polymeric material, wherein the solution has a molar ratio of tin to indium in a range from about 5 to about 15 percent, electrospinning fibers using the solution, and heating the fibers to a calcination temperature and maintaining the fibers at the calcination temperature for a predetermined calcination time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Chaoyin Zhou, Amanda Phelps, Richard W. Burns, Wen Li
  • Patent number: 8597465
    Abstract: A paper includes a paper body containing pulp fibers, a low electric-resistance region provided in a layer inside the paper body and being lower than the paper body in electric resistivity, and magnetic bodies arranged inside the low electric-resistance region and having a large Barkhausen effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eizo Kurihara, Katsumi Sakamaki, Mario Fuse, Shoji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8574710
    Abstract: A composition includes a substrate (a) including a surface and (b) a multi-layer coating of nanowires positioned on at least a portion of the surface. The coating includes three or more laminar layers of nanowires and a bottom layer of nanowires affixed to the surface and a top-most layer of nanowires. A nanowire within a laminar layer is oriented substantially parallel to another nanowire within the same laminar layer. Nanowires within adjacent laminar layers are not substantially parallel to one another. The top-most layer of nanowires has a refractive index of about 5% to about 70% of the refractive index of the bottom layer of nanowires, and the refractive index of the three or more laminar layers of nanowires is decreases by about 10% or more per laminar layer from the bottom layer of nanowires to the top-most layer of nanowires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: David Christopher Coffey, Brian T. Mayers, Joseph M. McLellan
  • Publication number: 20130271891
    Abstract: A lightning strike protection material has a metallic substrate and a metallic coating atop the substrate. The material may be integrated with a structural layer, the metallic coating composition being less reactive with material of the structural layer than is the composition of the metallic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Harry B. Shimp, Kenneth E. Mull
  • Publication number: 20130263678
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to diaphragm assembly for a pressure sensor, including a multi-layered assembly of an outer diaphragm and an inner diaphragm, and an intermediate layer between both diaphragms, the intermediate layer being made of a solid material which is permeable to air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Badotherm Proces Instrumentatie B.V.
    Inventors: Robert-Paul Bastiaan, Nicolaas Adrianus Johannes Bernardus Bontje, Reijer Wolting
  • Patent number: 8518206
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube composite structure is provided. First, a matrix having a surface and a carbon nanotube structure are provided. The carbon nanotube structure is placed on the surface of the matrix. The carbon nanotube structure includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes. The carbon nanotube structure and the matrix are exposed to electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia-Ping Wang, Rui Xie, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20130143061
    Abstract: A grid-reinforced insulation board includes an insulation core board (1), a bidirectional grid reinforcer (2) provided underneath a surface layer thereof and an insulation board protective layer (3) of the bidirectional grid reinforcer (2) provided on an outer surface thereof. The bidirectional grid reinforcer (2) is formed by glass fibers, metal fibers and man-made fiber to improve a tensile strength and a folding strength thereof. The insulation board protective layer (3) is able to improve the corrosion resistance of the bidirectional grid reinforcer (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Jinlie Zhou, Yue Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130136944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to filled polymeric materials 16 including a thermoplastic polymer 18 and a metallic fiber 20 and to light weight composite materials 10, 12 which comprise a metallic layer 14 and a polymeric layer, the polymeric layer containing the filled polymeric material 16. The composite materials of the present invention may be formed using conventional stamping equipment at ambient temperatures. Composite materials of the present invention may also be capable of being welded to other metal materials using conventional welding techniques. The composites exhibit resistance to delamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Productive Research LLC
    Inventors: Shimon Mizrahi, Moshe Narkis
  • Publication number: 20120301743
    Abstract: A method of bonding a metal to a substrate is disclosed herein. The method involves forming a nano-brush on a surface of the substrate, where the nano-brush includes a plurality of nano-wires extending above the substrate surface. In a molten state, the metal is introduced onto the substrate surface, and the metal surrounds the nano-wires. Upon cooling, the metal surrounding the nano-wires solidifies, and during the solidifying, at least a mechanical interlock is formed between the metal and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Walker, Bob R. Powell, JR.
  • Patent number: 8216658
    Abstract: In a laminate, comprising at least one series of metal layers and fiber-reinforced plastic layers which are attached to one another, at least two different series are provided, these series including a transition, and at the location of the transition at least one of the internal layers is discontinuous and all the other layers are continuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Fokker Aerostructures B.V.
    Inventors: Abdoel Faziel Rajabali, Willem Jan Nicolaas Ter Steeg
  • Publication number: 20120034486
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rubber composition for a conveyor belt, which is characterized by containing 0.5-3 parts by weight of zinc dimethacrylate and 1.1-4.5 parts by weight of neodecanoic acid cobalt boride per 100 parts by weight of the rubber component. Also disclosed is a conveyor belt in which a galvanized steel cord that is covered with an adhesive rubber layer formed from the rubber composition is used as the core body. The rubber composition has excellent adhesion to a galvanized steel cord and good vulcanization rate. The conveyor belt using the rubber composition has excellent durability and productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Nakano
  • Patent number: 8106186
    Abstract: There is provided a novel transition metal phosphine complex having excellent anticancer activity. The transition metal phosphine complex is represented by general formula (1): (wherein R1s and R3s each represent an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, a pyridyl group, or a pyrimidyl group; R2s and R4s each represent an alkyl group or a cycloalkyl group, provided that each R1 and each R2 are not the same group and that each R3 and each R4 are not the same group; As each represent a linear alkylene group or a cis-vinylene group; M represents a gold atom, a silver atom, a copper atom, or a platinum atom; and B represents an anionic species).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kodama, Keisuke Ohto, Nobuhiko Oohara, Kazuhiro Nakatsui, Yoshirou Kaneda
  • Patent number: 8101284
    Abstract: A fiber metal laminate panel with a number of layers, arranged in the form of a laminate, of a planar metal material and a fiber material, the planar metal material being joined at splices by a metal-metal connection to overlapping metal layers, and, in reinforced regions which are used to attach the panel to a support structure with longitudinally extending support elements, additional layers of at least the planar metal material being provided. The additional metal layers reinforcing the panel are formed by overlapping metal-metal connections of the splices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Valentin Popp, Thomas Beumler
  • Patent number: 8067097
    Abstract: A woven laminate for sound absorption that includes a first woven layer, a second woven layer, and a third woven layer. The first woven layer has a coarse structure. The second woven layer has a fine structure. The third woven layer has a medium structure. Each of the first, second, and third woven layers are composed of metallic wires that are woven to each other or interlaced as a fleece. At least one of the first, the second, and the third woven layers are superimposed in order to form the woven laminate. The woven layers are placed in the layer order fine-coarse-medium. The woven layers are welded together at least partially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Melicon GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Mueller
  • Publication number: 20110206942
    Abstract: A connection is between a monolithic metal component and a continuous-fiber reinforced laminate component wherein the metal component and the laminate component are joined at the ends thereof. A method allows for the production of the connection between the monolithic metal component and the continuous-fiber reinforced laminate component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Patrick Schiebel, Christoph Hoffmeister, Claus Thomy, Axel Herrmann, Frank Vollertsten
  • Publication number: 20110195268
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment includes new product technology that greatly improves the lace used for shoes, boots, clothing, climbing, and other similar activities. This invention includes technology enhancements for laces that result in a lace that is substantially stronger, and more resilient than current lace technology. The lace described herein has a strong flexible multi-core design, and is capped by a metal tip that is wrapped around the ends of the lace and locked to the wire core with inverted metal prongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Harold J. Schaffer
  • Patent number: 7993757
    Abstract: A support material for recording layers comprising a raw base paper contains a hardwood pulp having a fiber fraction smaller than 200 ?m, after refining, of at most 45 wt. % and an average fiber length of 0.4 to 0.8 mm and a filler fraction of 5 to 40 wt. %, in particular 10 to 25 wt. %, relative to the mass of the pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Felix Schoeller Jr. Foto-und Spezialpapiere GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gisela Günzel, Kerstin Hackmann, Dietmar Bunke, Jörg Bömermann, Mirko Standke
  • Patent number: 7959058
    Abstract: The present invention's composite-to-metal attachment methodology—bolt-free and adhesive-free—features the implementation of an intermediary structure containing metallic fibrous material. The intermediary structure couples a first adherend (which contains nonmetallic fibrous material) with a second adherend (which contains metallic nonfibrous material). The intermediary structure's fibrous attribute is availed of for effecting its co-cure attachment to the first adherend. The intermediary structure's metallic attribute is availed of for effecting its weld attachment to the second adherend. According to typical inventive practice, respective panels of the first adherend and the intermediary structure are arranged and connected so as to describe a stepped configuration at the interface between the first adherend and the intermediary structure. The first adherend and a first portion of the intermediary structure are co-impregnated with a uniform resinous system and are co-cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Roger M. Crane, Robert DeNale, Harry E. Prince, Timothy L. Dapp, George C. Tunis, III
  • Patent number: 7955713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminate of metal sheets and fiber-reinforced polymer layers connected thereto. The laminate comprises at least one thick metal sheet with a thickness of at least 1 mm that is connected to the rest of the laminate by means of at least one fiber-reinforced polymer layer, the fiber volume content of which is at most 45 volume-%. The invention also relates to a method for producing the laminate as well as skin sheets reinforced with the laminate for an aircraft or spacecraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Geerardus Hubertus Joannes Jozeph Roebroeks, Jan Willem Gunnink
  • Publication number: 20110088933
    Abstract: A wiring board comprising a copper wiring, and an insulating layer which is a cured product of a resin composition containing a compound having a carbon-carbon unsaturated double bond as a cross-linking component, the wiring board having a surface-treated layer formed on one or both sides of the copper wiring, and the surface-treated layer having a metal layer (A) containing at least one metallic component selected from the group consisting of tin, zinc, nickel, chromium, cobalt and aluminium, an oxide and/or hydroxide layer (B) of the metallic component on the metal layer (A), an amino-silane coupling agent layer (C) having an amino group in its structure on the oxide and/or hydroxide layer (B), and a vinyl-silane coupling agent layer (D) having a carbon-carbon unsaturated double bond on the amino-silane coupling agent layer (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Satoru AMOU, Hikaru Kagiwada, Dai Hori
  • Publication number: 20110033721
    Abstract: The invention discloses the internal structures and processes to synthesize the structure of self-healing materials, specially metallic materials, metal matrix micro and nanocomposites. Self healing is imparted by incorporation of macro, micro or nanosize hollow reinforcements including nanotubes, filled with low melting healing material or incorporation of healing material in pockets within the metallic matrix; the healing material melts and fills the crack. In another concept, macro, micro and nanosize solid reinforcements including ceramic and metallic particles, and shape memory alloys are incorporated into alloy matrices, specially nanostructured alloy matrices, to impart self healing by applying compressive stresses on the crack or diffusing material into voids to fill them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Pradeep K. Rohatgi
  • Publication number: 20100300528
    Abstract: An adhesive seal material for an end portion of a frameless solar cell module is an adhesive sealing member for an end portion of a frameless solar cell module which is bonded to an end portion of a frameless solar cell module, and includes a base material and an adhesive layer formed on a surface of the base material. The base material includes a reinforcement layer having a top surface on which the adhesive layer is laminated, and a barrier layer formed on a back surface of the reinforcement layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Fujii
  • Patent number: 7790294
    Abstract: A three-dimensional, woven metal fiber preform and metal braze matrix forms a high temperature metallic structural joint. The preform is used with a braze alloy matrix to join a structural skin to a flangeless frame. This same basic joint can be used to create large complex structures with very little tooling. The three-dimensional woven metal preform is a flexible element that conforms to match the skin and flangeless frame, thereby avoiding high costs associated with precision fixturing. A high temperature braze metal is used as a matrix for the wire and to join the woven preform to the skin and the frame. The edges of the preform are tapered to a feather edge to avoid stress concentrations and stiffness mismatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Macguire, Gregory W. Lundeen, Ronald P. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20100167082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to printing paper for security and a method of producing the same. According to the printing paper for security of the present invention, a white printing layer and a black printing layer are sequentially printed on a side of a first raw paper sheet and the white printing layer and a black printing layer are sequentially printed on a side of a second raw paper sheet. In addition, while a tag for detection that includes a magnetic material is provided between the black printing layer of the first raw paper sheet and the black printing layer of the second raw paper sheet, the first raw paper sheet and the second raw paper sheet are laminated. According to the present invention, since the tag for detection is not exposed to the outside of the printing paper, intentional damage to the tag for detection can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Won-Sik Oh
  • Publication number: 20100133380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a skin panel (11) of an aircraft (1), comprising a laminate of at least one first metal sheet (40) and preferably first fiber-reinforced polymer layers (41) connected thereto. The skin panel (11) is connected to stiffening elements (4) made of a laminate of second metal sheets (40) and second fiber-reinforced polymer layers (41) connected thereto, provided that the second fiber-reinforced polymer layer comprises fibers having a modulus of elasticity in tension of greater than 110 GPa. The invention also relates to an aircraft or spacecraft provided with such skin sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Geerardus Hubertus Joannes Jozeph Roebroeks, Jan Willem Gunnink, Erik Jan Kroon
  • Publication number: 20100112373
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to anti-reflective coatings comprising ordered layers of nanowires, methods to prepare the coatings, and products prepared by the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: David Christopher COFFEY, Brian T. Mayers, Joseph M. McLellan
  • Patent number: 7700174
    Abstract: A laminate has alternating metal layers and at least one plastic bonding layer. The metal layers each comprise at least two metal layer sections that have mutually overlapping edges bonded to one another. To even out the differences in thickness, a fill is provided which has at least a thickness such that at the location of the fill the laminate has a thickness equal to the thickness at the location of the overlapping edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Stork Fokker AESP B.V.
    Inventors: Abdoel Faziel Rajabali, Willem Jan Nicolaas Ter Steeg
  • Publication number: 20100028709
    Abstract: An exemplary housing of electronic device includes a metallic main body and a metallic three-dimensional weaving member formed on at least a part of a surface of the metallic main body. An electronic device using the housing is also provided. The housing of the electronic device has a textured touching feeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010