Foamed Or Expanded Material Encased Patents (Class 428/71)
  • Patent number: 10752724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing polyisocyanurate plastics having a functionalized surface, comprising the following steps: a) providing a polyisocyanate composition A) containing monomeric and/or oligomeric polyisocyanates; b) catalytically trimerizing the polyisocyanate composition A) so as to obtain a bulk polyisocyanurate material as intermediate; c) surface functionalizing the intermediate by contacting at least one surface of the intermediate with at least one functionalizing reagent D); d) continuing the catalytic trimerization. The invention further relates to a polyisocyanurate plastic having a functionalized surface obtainable from the process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Hans-Josef Laas, Dieter Mager, Mathias Matner, Heiko Hocke, Jörg Tillack
  • Patent number: 10626306
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulation product formed from at least two insulating layers containing aerogels, each of said layers comprising from 25 to 95 wt % of aerogel(s) and from 5 to 75 wt % of fibers, said insulating layers being joined together by means of an organic adhesive, advantageously aqueous, based on vinyl polymer(s). The invention also relates to a method for obtaining said product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventor: Valerie Goletto
  • Patent number: 10480656
    Abstract: Bridge tape with directed foam expansion comprised of thermally foamable composition, useful for applying coating material through holes in the tape to a substrate beneath the tape, after which the holes can be sealed by heating to cause the foamable composition to foam and the foam to seal the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Robert Fallon, Elliot Sedlecky, Patrick Boecker, Andreas Meier
  • Patent number: 10370864
    Abstract: A spa cover lifting system is provided for selectively removing and replacing the cover of a spa. The spa cover lifter system has a frame configured to hold a cover of the spa and an actuator coupled to the frame. Selective actuation of the actuator by a user causes at least a portion of the frame and the cover to rotate about and between a first, closed position, in which access to the water of the spa is restricted, and a second, open position, in which access to the water of the spa is not restricted. The actuator and at least a portion of the frame are positioned below a deck that is around the outside of the spa so that the actuator and at least a portion of the frame are inaccessible to a user of the spa during normal usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Carl Gavin
  • Patent number: 10329817
    Abstract: Example insulated pliable door panels or curtains include various internal vapor barriers. The vapor barriers have a relatively high water vapor transmission rate that inhibits water vapor from permeating through the door panel. With such vapor barriers, outer sheets of the door panel can be made of polyurethane or other tough materials that might have an inadequate water vapor transmission rate. In some examples, the vapor barrier encircles or encloses a thermally insulating pad. In some examples, the door panel includes a sleeve or pocket that holds the vapor barrier in place. Some examples include means for draining water that might condense within the door panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Perry W. Knutson
  • Patent number: 10293640
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst. An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst, and an inflatable bladder disposed adjacent to the annular member. A tire assembly including a pneumatic tire having an interior surface and an annular member contacting at least 10% of the interior surface and providing an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CushCore, LLLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Patent number: 10286736
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CushCore, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Patent number: 10173390
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a fiber molded article includes fiber impregnated with thermoplastic resin, a plane base portion molded from the fiber, and a wall portion molded from the fiber and extending to an outside of a surface of the base portion to form an outer edge of the base portion. The wall portion has a through-hole. An entire periphery of an inner peripheral surface of the through-hole is covered with a film. The film is formed by melting the thermoplastic resin soaked into the fiber on the inner peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Horii, Kazuo Ito
  • Patent number: 10165822
    Abstract: The invention is an article of footwear incorporating insulation material, such as a low bulk insulation material, to provide warmth in cold weather, yet with the style, agility, and breathability of a typical conventional shoe or boot. Additionally, in a further embodiment, the invention includes these features in a shoe or boot which is also waterproof and breathable. These aspects of the present invention are achieved through a placement, or mapping, of low bulk insulation to maximize the footwear article attributes of warmth, style, agility, and breathability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., W. L. Gore & Associati, S.r.l.
    Inventors: Michael Magyar, Leslie Rikleen, Eric O'Bryan, Andrea Giupponi
  • Patent number: 10052853
    Abstract: A polymeric coating composition for use in overlaying at least a portion of a substrate element composed of a plural component polymeric system composed of a reactive blend of at least one first component and at least one second component, wherein the first component essentially of a polymer and/or blend of polymers present in an amount sufficient to impart a predetermined amount of tensile strength, hardness, flexibility and adhesive strength to the resulting polymeric coating, and the second component is an isocyanate or isocyanate quasi-prepolymer. The substrate element is a blast-resistant polymeric material having low surface energy and/or low reactivity at or near the surface of the substrate. Also disclosed is a blast and/or ballistic-resistant construction element composed of a structure having the aforementioned polymeric material thereover. The polymeric material has a substrate matrix containing at least one of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene, aramid materials, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LIFEPORT, INC.
    Inventors: Ralph J. Locke, Dudley J. Primeaux, II, Jason Darley, Paul Norris, Craig Halquist, Dwayne Starnes, Shawn Alexander
  • Patent number: 10016916
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a foam body having an anisotropic cell structure, the method including the steps of: expanding a polymer at an elevated temperature to form an initial foam body; and cooling the initial foam body under a negative pressure. There is also provided a method of manufacturing a foam body having an anisotropic cell structure, the method including the steps of: (a) in a first expansion step, expanding a foamable polymer composition substantially isotropically to form an initial foam body having an isotropic cell structure; and (b) in a second expansion step, expanding the initial foam body anisotropically in a selected direction under a negative pressure which applies an expanding force in the selected direction to provide a final foam body having an anisotropic cell structure. Apparatus for the methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GURIT (UK) LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Simard, Eric Lalancette, Daniel Thomas Jones
  • Patent number: 9944050
    Abstract: In a floor panel (10) including a foamed cement board (1) having at least a foamed cement layer (3), a top plate (5a) attached to an upper surface of the foamed cement board (1), and a bottom plate (5b) attached to a lower surface of the foamed cement board (1). The foamed cement layer (3) is configured so that the layer (3) has a porous hardened cement phase and a fiber dispersed in the phase. Also, the layer (3) has a thickness within a range from 12 to 30 mm and a specific gravity within a range from 0.8 to 1.5. Thereby, the floor panel can be light in weight while desired strengths for the floor panel are established. The floor panel can be readily produced without any complicated processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Shigeki Kanao
  • Patent number: 9861533
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed, in part, to a selectively apertured nonwoven material forming a portion of a disposable absorbent article. The nonwoven material comprises a layer of bicomponent fibers, and a plurality of apertures formed in the layer of bicomponent fibers. Each aperture has a major axis and a minor axis. Each major axis is larger than each minor axis. Each major axis has a length of greater than about 1.5 mm and less than about 10 mm and each minor axis has a length of greater than about 0.4 mm and less than about 1.25 mm. The nonwoven material has a basis weight of less than 25 gsm, but greater than 10 gsm. The layer of bicomponent fibers has an effective open area greater than about 3% but less than about 30%. The apertures have an aperture area greater than about 0.5 mm2 and less than about 10 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Lebeuf Hardie, Brandon Ellis Wise, John Joseph Curro, Theresa Lynn Galie
  • Patent number: 9707735
    Abstract: This homogenized, multilayer sandwich structure has a total bending stiffness. The structure has two external skins each of a material having a modulus, a thickness and a width with contribution to the total moment of inertia. The structure also has a core of a foam material sandwiched between the two external skins, wherein the core has a modulus, a thickness and a width with contribution to the total moment of inertia. The external skins are fixed to the core, the strength of the structure being dependent on the core thickness via cubic power, as well as on the placement of the layers within the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Masco Bath Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Moon, Semen Kharchenko, Robert H. Beck
  • Patent number: 9585491
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to inflatable mattresses in the form of beds, chairs, couches, or other gas-inflatable structures. The mattress has an internal support structure with one or more diagonal structural support elements comprised of rigid or flexible cords or cables that are coupled to the top, bottom, and/or sides of the air mattress. The support elements provide increased top-to-bottom, side and/or corner rigidity when subject to top loading. The mattress may also include an integral handle structure so as to allow a user to readily lift and/or transport the air mattress when inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LSO LP
    Inventors: Brian P. Cox, Cynthia Brooks
  • Patent number: 9567754
    Abstract: A flooring assembly (100) for a compartment floor includes a panel (104) made up of a first skin (126), a second skin (128) positioned below the first skin, and a core (120) encapsulated within the panel between the first and second skins and peripheral closeouts (124). A heat dissipation layer (116) is provided in the flooring assembly at or above the first skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Milwaukee Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Desing, Andrew J. Biddle
  • Patent number: 9555375
    Abstract: A method for potting hollow fiber membranes comprises the steps of forming a bundle of membranes with a layer of adhesive; covering one end of the bundle with a permeate pan, the ends of the membranes protruding upwards into the permeate pan; and flowing a liquid potting material into the permeate pan. The bundle may be tilted to more quickly distribute the liquid potting material. An apparatus for filtering liquid with hollow fiber membranes comprises a bundle of membranes, a layer of adhesive spaced from the end of the bundle, a permeate pan covering the end of the bundle, and a header formed with the membranes, the adhesive and the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Zsolt Bator
  • Patent number: 9347634
    Abstract: An illuminable mat adapted for use in a variety of settings is provided. The illuminable mat includes an illuminable region and a light source that illuminates the illuminable region. The light source is powered by a receiver that is wirelessly supplied by a transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Ali Ammar, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 9296344
    Abstract: Shaped articles are provided herein. In one example, the shaped article (10) comprising a carrier (20) and a flexible decorative part (30) of planar design with an edge (31) and an edge region (32), wherein the carrier (20) features a groove (22) for the edge region (32), the decorative part (30) comprises a visible layer (40) and a cushion layer (50), the decorative part (30) is arranged on the carrier (20) in such a way that the cushion layer (50) faces the carrier (20) and the edge region (32) engages into the groove (22), and wherein the decorative part (30) features one or more recesses (41) that are arranged in the edge region (32) and partially or completely extend across the depth of the visible layer (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GMBH, Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Sebastian Wandtke, René Zemmrich
  • Patent number: 9186123
    Abstract: Ultrasound scanners with anisotropic heat distributors and associated methods of operation are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an ultrasound scanner can include a housing having a surface enclosing an internal cavity, an electronic component in the internal cavity of the housing, and a heat distributor between the surface of the housing and the electronic component. The heat distributor is in thermal communication with both the electronic component and the surface of the housing. The heat distributor includes a laminated structure having a conductive layer and a insulative layer stacked one on the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dunham, Dustin Green, Thomas Houck
  • Patent number: 9096184
    Abstract: Plastic panels for motor vehicles and methods for making plastic panels are provided herein. In one example, a plastic panel for a motor vehicle comprises a first molded microcellular polymeric substrate and a second polymeric substrate. The first molded microcellular polymeric substrate has a first outer skin, a second outer skin, a microcellular structured core that is disposed between the first and second outer skins, and a wall that extends between the first and second outer skins to define a support structure in the microcellular structured core. The second polymeric substrate comprises a weld feature that is aligned with the support structure and that is coupled to the second outer skin of the first molded microcellular polymeric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Twork, Theodore Konieczny
  • Patent number: 9090289
    Abstract: A motor vehicle body includes stiffening struts created from a composite fiber material. Each stiffening strut is connected at both ends to the adjoining body components via a connection section. The fibers of the stiffening strut run essentially unidirectionally in the direction of loading of the stiffening strut and the cross-sectional area of the stiffening strut remains constant at least between the connection sections of the stiffening strut along a length of the stiffening strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Heise, Asmir Salkic
  • Patent number: 9061716
    Abstract: A motorized vehicle, including rigid core board panels joined together to form a support structure having an exterior surface and an interior surface opposite the exterior surface. The interior surface of the support structure faces an occupant compartment. Each of the panels includes a honeycomb core sandwiched between opposing fiberglass-reinforced sheets. The vehicle includes a layer of energy absorbing material mounted on the exterior surface of the support structure and wheels mounted on the support structure. At least one of the wheels is steerable from the occupant compartment. A motor is mounted on the support structure and operatively connected to at least one of the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Lon R. Ballard
  • Publication number: 20150147515
    Abstract: A decorative article is provide which comprises a substrate including a front side, a rear side and a perimeter side, with the perimeter side of the substrate including at least one perimeter corner of the substrate. An elongated slot is formed in the rear side of the substrate. The elongated slot includes at least one slot corner and at least one slot corner extension, with the slot corner extension extending from the slot corner to the perimeter corner of the substrate. A decorative covering which covers the front side, the perimeter side and a peripheral region of the rear side of the substrate, with the decorative covering being located in and terminating the slot including the slot corner and the slot corner extension to conceal a perimeter edge of the decorative covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Chad ROMANELLI, Neil A. HULL, David VanHORN
  • Publication number: 20150137670
    Abstract: The present application provides an insulated foam panel for a refrigerated display case. The insulated foam panel may include a polyurethane foam core, a number of polystyrene support rails surrounding the polyurethane foam core in whole or in part, and a pair of liners positioned about the polyurethane foam core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Chandrashekhara Chikkakalbalu, Kevin Simmons
  • Publication number: 20150140244
    Abstract: A heat-insulating housing (21) includes: a wall body; and an open-cell resin body (4) of thermosetting resin with which a heat-insulating space formed by the wall body is filled by integral foaming, the open-cell resin body including: a plurality of cells (47); a cell film portion (42); a cell skeleton portion (43); a first through-hole (44) formed so as to extend through the cell film portion; and a second through-hole (45) formed so as to extend through the cell skeleton portion, wherein the plurality of cells communicate with one another through the first through-hole and the second through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kazutaka Uekado, Tsuyoki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20150118436
    Abstract: A skin-stiffened composite panel (1) comprising at least two essentially longitudinal stiffeners (3) arranged distant to each other in a plane with a skin (2) of a planar outer continuous composite layer (9) and an inner continuous composite layer (10). The at least two essentially longitudinal stiffeners (3) have a height “a” perpendicular to the skin (2). At least two sandwich assemblies (4) in said plane are along each one of the at least two essentially longitudinal stiffeners (3), said at least two sandwich assemblies (4) comprising each the planar outer and the inner continuous composite layers (9, 10) and a grid-type foam module (8) with openings and with a height “b”, with the foam modules (8) on the same side of the planar outer continuous composite layer (9) as the essentially longitudinal stiffeners (3) between the inner continuous composite layer (10) and the planar outer continuous layer (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Axel FINK
  • Patent number: 9005730
    Abstract: A multifunctional fully integral panel system design, a unique material configuration, and a process for fabricating a net shape (or nearly net shape) panel in one production cycle. The panel may comprise a base facing with an outer perimeter, a decorative film applied to the exterior of the base facing, an aft facing having an outer perimeter fused to the base facing, and a reinforcement core disposed between the unfused portions of the base and aft facings, which reinforcement core also acts as acoustic insulation (i.e., a noise attenuator). Alternatively or additionally, a foam core or blanket having thermal and/or acoustic insulation properties is attached to the external surface of the aft facing. The fabrication process involves the application of different heat treatments to panel components having different forming temperature or rubbery/elastic plateaus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jayant Dahyabhai Patel, John N. Harris, Sergio H. Sanchez, James A. Fullerton
  • Publication number: 20150093535
    Abstract: A foam wall structure includes a frame, at least one primary support member, a slab of polyiso board and a foam layer. The frame can include: a first member, a second member spaced apart from the first member, and two side members extending between the first and second members. The frame defining a front frame surface and an opposite rear frame surface. The at least one primary support member can be positioned between the two side members and extend between the first and second member. The primary support member defines a front support surface and an opposite rear support surface. The slab of polyiso board may be attached to the front frame surface. The foam layer can be received within at least a portion of the frame and overlies the front surface of the primary support member. A method of making a foam wall structure and a pre-fabricated wall is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: James Lambach, William J. Nicola, Eric Giles, Anthony Grisolia, Bradley W. Oberg
  • Patent number: 8995131
    Abstract: A heat transfer system is provided by the present disclosure that includes, in one form, a structural member having an upper skin, a lower skin, and a foam core disposed between the upper skin and the lower skin. At least one heat conducting array extends through the foam core and between the upper skin and the lower skin, the heat conducting array defining at least one upper cap, at least one lower cap, and a wall portion extending between the upper cap and the lower cap, the upper cap being disposed proximate a heat source. A heat conducting spreader is disposed between the lower cap of the heat conducting array and the lower skin of the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: Uchenna Ofoma, Bart Dean Hibbs, Ronald Olch, Justin B. McAllister
  • Patent number: 8993091
    Abstract: A foam-filled panel is provided. The foam-filled panel can have a substrate layer with a padded area, an unpadded area, an opening within said unpadded area, and a bounding region between the padded area and the unpadded area. A skin can extend across the padded area of the substrate layer and a foam layer can be present between the padded area of the substrate layer and the skin. In addition, a disposable foam injection port is attached to the substrate layer at the bounding region of the padded area and can extend into and be an obstruction to the opening. The disposable foam injection port can be in fluid communication with the foam layer and unattaching the disposable foam injection port from the substrate layer can remove the obstruction to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Scott Zellner, Jr., Chase Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150077957
    Abstract: A composite sheet includes: a graphite layer that is disposed on a high temperature portion; an aerogel layer that is disposed on a low temperature portion; and an adhesive layer to which the graphite layer and the aerogel layer are fixed, in which the adhesive layer is formed of a water-based adhesive. The water-based adhesive layer is formed of an adhesive containing water as a solvent or an adhesive containing water as a raw material. The water-based adhesive layer includes gaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
  • Patent number: 8936844
    Abstract: A composite chassis frame may include a primarily-formed core material having a steel core material and internal composite materials laminated on both surfaces of the steel core material, an internal core material disposed between the primarily-formed core materials, wherein the primarily-formed core materials may be laminated on both surfaces of the internal core material, and a secondarily-formed external composite material covering outer surfaces of the primarily-formed core materials and the internal core material as a skin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seung Hun Ryu
  • Publication number: 20150010728
    Abstract: A foam product integral with trim cover element, which is formed by injecting a liquid polyurethane material, with carbon oxide mixed therein, into an inside of the trim cover element, and curing the liquid polyurethane material into a soft foam padding filled in the trim cover element. In this kind of foam product, a material capable of impregnation with the liquid polyurethane material is attached to an inward surface of the trim cover element. This material capable of impregnation with the liquid polyurethane material is impregnated and bonded with the resulting soft foam padding during a foaming process, and is greater in hardness than the soft foam padding, sufficient to withstand shrinkage of the soft foam padding within the trim cover element. An impregnation-preventive film, or the combination of the impregnation-preventive film and a soft polyurethane open-cell foam layer, may be attached to an inward surface of the afore-said material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi TABATA
  • Publication number: 20140349057
    Abstract: Insulating materials, methods of forming insulating materials, and products including insulating materials are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, an insulating material may include a lining material layer, a face material layer, at least one layer of continuous synthetic insulation disposed between the lining material layer and the face material layer, fill disposed between the lining material layer and the face material layer, one or more first seams coupling the lining material layer and the at least one layer of continuous synthetic insulation, and one or more second seams coupling the face material layer and the at least one layer of continuous synthetic insulation. The first and second seams may form two or more baffles partitioning the fill in the insulating material. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. "Woody" Blackford, Christopher R. Araujo, Jeffrey T. Mergy
  • Publication number: 20140329044
    Abstract: Mat for gymnastics and physical rehabilitation and re-education, apt to perform appropriate treatment in order to strengthen and re-educate the muscle and tendon structure of the human body. The mat is made from a tray delimited by a perimetric frame of polyethylene containing at least one layer of viscoelastic or memory, glued on underlying layers of polyethylene and polyurethane glued together, always contained inside the said tray, and at least one step removable and repositionable firmly on the mat, and at least one insert also removable and repositionable firmly into the carpet. The perimetric frame of density higher than of the layers of the material contained, allows the feet resting astride the perimetric frame, a flexion movement, extension of the tibiotarsal articulation along its transverse axis, exerting a pressure massage due to the body weight standing upright on the foot plant, at vascular vesicles level, obtaining a venous return increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Daniela SCIAN
    Inventor: Alessandro FANTIN
  • Publication number: 20140325928
    Abstract: Exterior wall systems, cladding for same and components of such systems, including an adjustable clip for use in mounting cladding and a thermal block comprising a silica aerogel material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Donald George White, Lorrel Kathleen White, Daniel Murray White
  • Publication number: 20140272253
    Abstract: A method to manufacture cushion composite structure utilizes a mold including a first mold body and a second mold body wherein at least one thereof forms a mold room. The method includes the following steps: injecting foam material into the mold room, placing a compressible core into the mold room, closing the mold, rotating the mold and foaming the foam material to fill up the mold room, and removing the mold to form the cushion composite structure. Thereby, the core is embedded in the foam material at a predetermined position, and parting line on surface of the cushion composite structure is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Chun-Fu KUO
  • Publication number: 20140255642
    Abstract: The present invention provides articles and methods related to insulation panels made from aerogels, and specifically polyimide based aerogels. Such insulation panels have a wide variety of applications, including specifically in aerospace applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Olga White, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Jimmy Lee Clark
  • Publication number: 20140255628
    Abstract: The thermal insulation system of the present invention is for non-vacuum applications and is specifically tailored to the ambient pressure environment with any level of humidity or moisture. The thermal insulation system includes a multilayered composite including i) at least one thermal insulation layer and at least one compressible barrier layer provided as alternating, successive layers, and ii) at least one reflective film provided on at least one surface of the thermal insulation layer and/or said compressible barrier layer. The different layers and materials and their combinations are designed to provide low effective thermal conductivity for the system by managing all modes of heat transfer. The thermal insulation system includes an optional outer casing surrounding the multilayered composite. The thermal insulation system is particularly suited for use in any sub-ambient temperature environment where moisture or its adverse effects are a concern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: James E. Fesmire
  • Patent number: 8826617
    Abstract: Provided is a resin panel produced such that the positioning of a reinforcing material can be precisely done, rattling movement is prevented and distortion by molding shrinkage is not caused because the reinforcing materials are maintained in the foam. A resin panel is a hollow double-wall structure including a front wall, a back wall and a peripheral wall joining the front wall and back wall together. The peripheral wall of the resin panel has a welded part on its entire periphery. Within a hollow part is inner packed a foam made of a thermoplastic resin that is formed in advance in the substantially the same shape as the shape of the space within the hollow part. The foam is welded on the inner wall faces of the front wall and back wall of the resin panel. In the foam are formed accommodation parts for accommodating reinforcing materials. The reinforcing materials are lengthwise. The foam intervenes between the ends of both of the reinforcing materials and the peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruhiro Endo
  • Patent number: 8828894
    Abstract: A reinforcement mesh, an architectural moulding reinforced by the mesh, and methods of making the architectural moulding and the mesh. The mesh is adhered by an adhesive to the architectural moulding. In the mesh, weft yarns bend relative to warp yarns to conform to and against a curved profile of the architectural moulding, and the warp yarns are unbent and adhered against the moulding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain ADFORS Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Newton
  • Publication number: 20140205787
    Abstract: A cushion capable of exhausting heat and moisture includes an airproof bottom fabric, a lumpy foam pad on top of the bottom fabric, and a face fabric on top of the foam pad. The face fabric and the bottom fabric are connected to form a peripheral lamination so that the foam pad is enclosed between the face fabric and the bottom fabric to constitute the cushion having a certain thickness. The cushion has a plurality of air exhaust apertures close to the peripheral lamination. When the cushion is applied to a backpack, the face fabric can absorb the heat and perspiration of a user. When the user acts to compress and restore the foam pad, air is exhausted and inhaled repeatedly through the exhaust apertures of the cushion to expel heat and perspiration so as to provide a cool and comfortable effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: SU-FANG OU
  • Publication number: 20140170365
    Abstract: A decorative, insulative product configured for application to the interior or exterior surfaces of a building structure is provided. The product includes one or more layers configured to form a rigid, puncture resistant outer protective surface for the product and a base layer configured to support the one or more layers. The one or more layers forming the outer surface of the product are configured to provide a desired aesthetic appearance to the building or structure and the base layer is configured to provide a thermal insulative value and an acoustic insulative value to the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Mihai Gavris, Tiberius Ioan Oltean
  • Publication number: 20140154455
    Abstract: A component for a vehicle, includes at least one component part, which is made of a magnetically active foam material and/or a foam material which can be magnetically activated and/or a dielectric elastomer. The component is at least partially or completely laterally delimited so that the component elastically expandable in at least one degree of freedom. The component can be a switch element, a transducer, an active muffler, and/or an energy conversion element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Eppinger, Daniel Jendritza, Ming Huo, Wei Lange-Mao, Yanning Zhao
  • Patent number: 8734975
    Abstract: A modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. In one embodiment, a modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. The modular system includes a plurality of manifold segments. Each of the manifold segments further comprises a plurality of fluid ports adapted to connect to a heat exchanger fin for a battery cell. Each manifold segment corresponds to a battery stack comprised of a plurality cells and heat exchanger fins. At least one manifold clip is provided for securing two adjacent manifold segments together. The manifold clip bridges the coupling joint and engages retention features on each of the two manifold segments in order to inhibiting separation longitudinally between the two manifold segments. A plurality of manifold clips are configured to secure a plurality of manifold segments together accommodate a plurality of battery stack configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Robert Burrows, George Albert Garfinkel, Stephen Henry Gunderson
  • Patent number: 8728604
    Abstract: A vehicle interior part may include a base member, a foamed resin material covering a surface of the base member, and a surface cover member covering a surface of the foamed resin material and a periphery of the base member. The base member has a plurality of through holes that penetrates the same in a thickness direction thereof. The foamed resin material has a squeezed out portion that is squeezed out via the through holes formed in the base member. The squeezed out portion is adhered to the surface cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kojima Press Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Setoguchi, Jouhou Hosoi
  • Patent number: 8714401
    Abstract: [Problems] To provide a foamed plastic container in which the cell diameters are varying along a gradient so will not to decrease the content protection performance, quite differently from the foamed cells distributed in the conventional foamed containers. [Means for Solution] The foamed plastic container has a container wall 10 formed by using a plastic material and in which foamed cells 1 are distributed, the lengths of the foamed cells in the surface direction of the container wall 10 decreasing from the outer surface of the container toward the inner surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentarou Ichikawa, Nobuhisa Koiso, Norio Akuzawa
  • Publication number: 20140093675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing composite profiles comprising at least two metal shells which are joined by struts comprising a thermoplastic material and a core comprising rigid polyurethane foam, which comprises introduction of the starting components of the rigid polyurethane foam into a hollow space formed by the metal shells, with the rigid polyurethane foam being formed, and subsequent application of a surface coating to the outer surface of the composite profile by means of a powder coating or baking enamel, where the rigid polyurethane foam is obtained by reaction of the following components: A) at least one polyisocyanate, B) at least one polyfunctional compound which is reactive toward isocyanates, C) one or more blowing agents comprising at least formic acid, D) optionally one or more flame retardants, E) optionally one or more catalysts and F) optionally further auxiliaries or additives, wherein the starting components of the rigid polyurethane foam do not comprise any
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael KOESTERS, Gianpaolo Tomasi, Lars Schoen, Ludwig Windeler
  • Patent number: 8680027
    Abstract: The invention provides a material comprising: a core made of a solid material; a first layer surrounding the core made of a swellable material able to swell in contact with a fluid; a second layer surrounding the first layer made of a glue material able to glue to a third element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James Simon