Static Electricity Metal Bleed-off Metallic Stock Patents (Class 428/922)
  • Patent number: 10100461
    Abstract: Treated HPPE yarns include elemental metal which forms a layer that adheres to the surface of the HPPE yarn and covers at least partly the surface of the HPPE yarn. The elemental metal is deposited onto the outer surface of a HPPE yarn via sputtering, preferably plasma sputtering. Articles comprising the treated HPPE yarn, a device comprising the treated HPPE yarn or the article as well as processes for preparing the treated HPPE yarn or treated HPPE yarn structure or treated HPPE yarn configuration and use of the treated HPPE yarn or an article or a device comprising the treated HPPE yarn for automotive applications, marine applications, aerospace applications, medical applications, defense applications, sports/recreational applications, architectural applications, clothing applications, bottling applications, machinery applications are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Claudia Maria Vaz, Gerardus Aben, Edith Elisabeth Van Den Bosch, Christiaan Henri Peter Dirks, Paulus Johannes Hyacinthus Marie Smeets
  • Patent number: 8173555
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a color-coated fouling-resistant conductive cloth and a manufacturing method thereof. The method includes the steps of providing a conductive cloth interwoven by natural fibers or artificial fibers and containing a metal layer, and forming at least one colored resin-coating layer on the metal layer of the conductive cloth by means of blade coating, wherein the surface of the resin-coating layer does not exceed the intersections of warp yarns and weft yarns of the conductive cloth. The conductive cloth of the present invention has the characteristics of colored appearance, artificial or environmental contamination resistance, and low surface resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng-Chang Chang, Hsin-Feng Cho, Jian-Wen Cheng
  • Patent number: 8110269
    Abstract: A frictional holding pad removably attaches handheld items, such as a cell phone, to a surface, such as a dash, to allow storage of handheld items on the surface with the pad to prevent the items from shifting or sliding due to the movement of the support surface. A smoother application side of the pad clings to the handheld item by specific or mechanical adhesion, and a contoured exposed side of the pad clings to the surface by specific or mechanical adhesion. The smoother application side of the pad can have a greater surface area than the contoured exposed side so the pad remains with the handheld item when removed from the surface. Indicia can be formed on the pad. The pad can be translucent or transparent. The pad can include an expanded vinyl material or a polyurethane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 8110270
    Abstract: A frictional holding pad for removably attaching items, such as a cell phone or sunglasses, to a vehicle surface, such as a dash or console, to allow storage of items on the pad to prevent the items from shifting or sliding due to the movement of the vehicle. The holding pad includes a top surface having an uppermost contact surface configured to contact and frictionally cling to the item and a bottom surface having a lowermost contact surface configured to contact and cling to the vehicle surface. The top and the bottom surfaces are configured to provide a greater frictional engagement between the lowermost contact surface and the vehicle surface than the uppermost contact surface and the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 7923088
    Abstract: A frictional holding pad for removably attaching items, such as a cell phone or sunglasses, to a vehicle surface, such as a dash or console, to allow storage of items on the pad to prevent the items from shifting or sliding due to the movement of the vehicle. The holding pad includes a top surface having an uppermost contact surface configured to contact and frictionally cling to the item and a bottom surface having a lowermost contact surface configured to contact and frictionally cling to the vehicle surface. The top and the bottom surfaces are configured to provide a greater frictional engagement between the lowermost contact surface and the vehicle surface than the uppermost contact surface and the item. Protrusions or indentation can be formed in the top and bottom surfaces of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 7910188
    Abstract: A frictional holding pad removably attaches handheld items, such as a cell phone, to a surface, such as a dash, to allow storage of handheld items on the surface with the pad to prevent the items from shifting or sliding due to the movement of the support surface. A smoother application side of the pad clings to the handheld item by specific or mechanical adhesion, and a contoured exposed side of the pad clings to the surface by specific or mechanical adhesion. The smoother application side of the pad can have a greater surface area than the contoured exposed side so the pad remains with the handheld item when removed from the surface. Indicia can be formed on the pad. The pad can be translucent or transparent. The pad can include an expanded vinyl material or a polyurethane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 7820078
    Abstract: Disclosed are a light-emitting diode, a photovoltaic device, a transistor, and an electroluminescent device, each comprising a layer disposed on a support, the layer comprising a [A] composition exclusive of hydroquinone comprising at least one polymer comprising (3,4-dialkoxythiophene) monomer units, a polyanion, at least one polyhydroxy group-containing aromatic compound exclusive of sulfo groups, at least one amino-compound or heterocyclic compound with at least one ring nitrogen atom, and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of polyhydroxy- and/or carboxy group or amide or lactam group containing aliphatic compounds and aprotic compounds with a dielectric constant ?15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics, N.V.
    Inventor: Frank Louwet
  • Patent number: 7766250
    Abstract: An antistatic reusable cup holder and fluid supply assembly. One or more of the reusable cup holder, disposable cup, disposable lid, or reusable outer lid is made of an antistatic material. In use, the chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable cup so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7753289
    Abstract: A flexible, disposable cup for use in a fluid supply assembly. The disposable cup is made of an antistatic material whereby chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable cup so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7744011
    Abstract: A flexible, disposable cup for use in a fluid supply assembly. The disposable cup is made of an antistatic material whereby chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable cup so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7665672
    Abstract: A flexible, disposable liner for use in a fluid supply assembly. The disposable liner is made of an antistatic material. In use, the chargeable particles in a coating mixture do not stick to the disposable liner so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed. A method of maintaining the uniformity of a coating mixture during dispensing is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski, Mark E. Charpie
  • Patent number: 7631419
    Abstract: A disk processing device holds and rotates a disk with a spindle. Processing tapes are supplied out and wound up by a tape reel unit so as to sandwich and be pressed on both surfaces of the disk through contact rollers. As a crankshaft is rotated, a sliding plate rotates around it and a slidable shaft rotates around a fulcrum part while sliding along the sliding plate such that the contact roller undergoes a reciprocating motion in a radial direction of the disk together with a slider rotatably attached to the slidable shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: NIHON Micro Coating Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Okuyama, Yuji Horie
  • Patent number: 7534374
    Abstract: A composition containing particular amounts of a poly(arylene ether), a poly(arylene sulfide), an electrically conductive carbon black, and glass fibers is particularly useful for molding heat-resistant articles suitable for electrostatic painting. Compared to a corresponding composition without the poly(arylene ether), the composition exhibits improved paint attraction and markedly improved paint adhesion, and it allows the use of a lower level of conductive carbon black to achieve the same electrical conductivity. The composition thus provides an excellent balance of impact strength, electrical conductivity, and paint attraction and adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Elkovitch, Alex Dimitri Sokolowski
  • Publication number: 20080272026
    Abstract: An electrostatically dissipative package for containing an article sensitive to static electricity, the package substantially comprising a non-expanded polymeric material which has electrostatic dissipative properties, wherein said polymeric material comprises a mixture of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and thermoplastically processable starch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: David Brian Edwards, Bruce Michael Drew, William John McCarthy
  • Patent number: 7413790
    Abstract: An adhesive attachment is provided for securely mounting an attachment component such as a threaded stud or the like on the surface of a selected substrate, wherein the adhesive attachment provides an electrically conductive ground path for grounding the attachment component and/or a selected structure mounted thereto to the substrate. In one preferred form, the attachment component is a threaded element such as a stud or nut. Upon mounting of the attachment component on the substrate and subsequent connection of the threaded element to a mating threaded member, e.g., of the selected structure to be mounted onto the attachment component, a conductive ground pin is pressed into electrical contact with the substrate for grounding the attachment component and/or the selected structure mounted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles G. Hutter, III
  • Patent number: 7361291
    Abstract: Polymer compositions comprising a) a polymer substrate selected from the group consisting of the polyolefins, polyesters, polyamides and polylactic acids and b) a combination of i) at least one permanent antistatic additive selected from the group consisting of the polyetheresteramides and ii) at least one migratory antistatic additive selected from the group consisting of the alkylsulfonic acid salts, the alkyl diethanolamines and the alkyl diethanolamides, are effectively antistatic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Hui Chin, Christopher J. Fagouri
  • Patent number: 7261840
    Abstract: An electroconductive resin composition useful for packaging an electronic device, is provided, whereby a drawback that carbon black is likely to fall off from the surface of a molded product by abrasion, has been overcome. It is an electroconductive resin composition which comprises at least one thermoplastic resin selected from the group consisting of a polyphenylene ether resin, a polystyrenic resin and an ABS resin, and carbon black and which contains a styrene/butadiene/butylene/styrene block copolymer or a mixture of such a copolymer with an olefinic resin, and has a surface resistivity of from 102 to 1010 ?. Contamination of IC, etc., to be caused by falling off of carbon black, etc. by abrasion when contacted with IC, etc., can be substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Miyakawa, Katsuhisa Ogita, Masafumi Hiura, Minoru Oda
  • Patent number: 7252867
    Abstract: A frictional holding pad for removably attaching items, such as a cell phone, to a surface, such as a dash, to allow storage of items on the pad to prevent the items from shifting or sliding due to the movement of the support surface. A bottom surface of the pad is tacky to cling to the surface and a top surface is tacky to cling to the item. A lowermost contact surface of the pad can have a greater surface area than an uppermost contact surface. Indicia can be formed on the pad. The pad can be translucent or transparent. The pad can include an expanded vinyl material or a polyurethane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 7168153
    Abstract: Various apparatus and methods are provided for positioning and handling single-sided hard memory disks. A disk carrier is provided with ribs formed on the inside surface of opposing side walls. The ribs form disk receiving grooves or channels. The ribs further comprise an alternating pattern of large and small ribs. The large ribs separate pairs of disks from other pairs, the small ribs separate and maintain spacing of the two disks comprising each pair of disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Gerardo Buitron, Walter Crofton, Bruce Hachtmann, David Newman
  • Patent number: 7166241
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel composition of matter comprising a polyacid and a polymer containing repeating units which contain one or more basic atoms. The complex is water-soluble and electrically conductive. The complex is useful in providing organic discharge layers for use in electronic applications and fabrications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marie Angelopoulos, Jeffrey Donald Gelorme, Thomas Harold Newman, Niranjan Mohanlal Patel, David Earle Seeger
  • Patent number: 7125602
    Abstract: A frictional holding pad for removably attaching items, such as a cell phone, to a surface, such as a dash, to allow storage of items on the pad to prevent the items from shifting or sliding due to the movement of the support surface. A bottom surface of the pad is tacky to cling to the surface and a top surface is tacky to cling to the item. A lowermost contact surface of the pad can have a greater surface area than an uppermost contact surface. Indicia can be formed on the pad. The pad can be translucent or transparent. The pad can include an expanded vinyl material or a polyurethane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 7118693
    Abstract: The invention is directed to conformal coatings that provide excellent shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI). A conformal coating comprises an insulating layer and a conducting layer containing electrically conductive material. The insulating layer comprises materials for protecting a coated object. The conducting layer comprises materials that provide EMI shielding such as carbon black, carbon buckeyballs, carbon nanotubes, chemically-modified carbon nanotubes and combinations thereof. The insulating layer and the conductive layer may be the same or different, and may be applied to an object simultaneously or sequentially. Accordingly, the invention is also directed to objects that are partially or completely coated with a conformal coating that provides EMI shielding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Eikos, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Glatkowski, Nelson Landrau, David H. Landis, Jr., Joseph W. Piche, Jeffrey L. Conroy
  • Patent number: 7115311
    Abstract: This invention relates to ungrounded type flexible fabric container with a reduced energy of electrostatic discharge suitable for use in a combustible environment. A woven fabric is configured to form a flexible fabric container having sidewalls, a top feature and a bottom feature. The woven fabric flexible bulk container is made from a static dissipating fabric comprising fabric woven of non-conductive tapes, to which a plurality of bicomponent conductive staple fibers are added. The bicomponent conductive staple fibers have one or more longitudinal stripes of a carbon loaded conductive constituent on an outer surface of a non-conductive constituent. Preferably the staple fibers are woven into or coated onto the fabric at a spacing of from 3 mm to 100 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Central Products Company
    Inventors: Trevor Arthurs, W. Keith Fisher
  • Patent number: 7081288
    Abstract: A heat resistant label stock comprised of an unsupported cast face sheet layer, an adhesive layer and a release liner characterized by a face sheet, an adhesive layer and a release liner. The label stock is generally tamper-evident in that removal destroys or damages the label. In certain embodiments the label stock is electrostatic dissipative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Liping Guo, Scott H. Kogler
  • Patent number: 7029749
    Abstract: A moldable article that can be custom-fitted to a particular user. Such an article comprises a thermoplastic material such as ethylene vinyl acetate modified by an antistatic agent selected from the group consisting of polyol amines such as ethoxylated amines, ethoxylated fatty alcohols, phosphoric acid esters, quaternary ammonium salts, and amphoteric compounds such as betaine. The article is heated until the thermoplastic material softens, then pressed against a user's body part. The article is allowed to cool, resulting in a custom-fitted article. Such articles may be repeatedly re-heated and re-molded and may include, e.g., moldable footbeds, racquet handles, shin guards, helmets, and seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Rebecca Snow
  • Patent number: 7026379
    Abstract: A copolymer resin composition provided by the process of the present invention is of considerable strength and moldability and is produced by polymerization of a monosaccharide or a polysaccharide that is derived from natural objects and has a hydroxyl group, and a carboxyl group or a salt thereof with a compound having a hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group. The monosaccharide or the polysaccharide serves as a polyfunctional central compound. The copolymer resin composition is obtained through dehydration-polycondensation of (A) at least one selected from the group consisting of a monosaccharide and a polysaccharide having a hydroxyl group, and a carboxyl group or an ion-exchanged carboxyl group; and (B) at least one selected from the group consisting of (b1) hydroxycarboxylic acid, (b2) polyhydroxycarboxylic acid, (b3) a mixture of an aliphatic polyol and an aliphatic polybasic acid, and (b4) an aliphatic polyester obtained by the reaction of an aliphatic polyol with an aliphatic polybasic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yumiko Oyasato, Shinetsu Fujieda, Kazutaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6998070
    Abstract: A sputtering target containing a hexagonal laminar compound formed of indium oxide and zinc oxide and represented by In2O3(ZnO)m wherein m is an integer of 2 to 7 and further contains 0.01 to 1 at % of an oxide of a third element having a normal valence of 4 or more, and a transparent electrically conductive film formed therefrom. The sputtering target has a low volume resistivity and permits stable sputtering. The transparent electrically conductive film is excellent in etchability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Inoue, Shigeo Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 6998175
    Abstract: A heat-peelable pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet which, even when used for temporarily fixing electronic parts having poor resistance to static electricity, such as magnetic heads, is effective in preventing the yield of such electronic parts from being reduced by electrostatic breakage, while ensuring its functions of adhesiveness before heating and peelability after heating. The heat-peelable pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet comprises a substrate and formed on at least one side thereof a heat-expandable pressure-sensitive adhesive layer containing heat-expandable microspheres, wherein the heat-expandable pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a surface resistivity of 1012 ?/? or lower. In this heat-peelable pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet, the heat-expandable pressure-sensitive adhesive layer before heating may have a center line average surface roughness of 2 ?m or less and a maximum surface roughness of 5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Akihisa Murata, Toshiyuki Oshima, Yukio Arimitsu, Kazuyuki Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 6986929
    Abstract: A structural panel comprised of a composite preform having an electrically conductive stitching. The stitching forms an electrically conductive grid-like network on the structural panel to better dissipate electrical energy received in a lightning strike throughout at least a portion of the thickness of the composite preform. Advantageously, the electrically conductive stitching is applied to the composite preform during the primary manufacturing process, rather than in a subsequent manufacturing step, to thereby help reduce the overall manufacturing cost of the structural panel. In one alternative embodiment a non-conductive polymer stitching is also applied throughout the entire thickness of the composite preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Thomas Karl Tsotsis
  • Patent number: 6958193
    Abstract: A laminated polyolefin film with two or more layers is produced by coextrusion. An outer-layer forming material is prepared by with olefin resin containing specified kinds of non-ionic surfactant and salt of organic sulfonic acid in a specified amount and at a specified ratio. In the production of the laminated polyolefin film by coextrusion, this outer-layer forming material is used to form either one or both of the outer layers if the laminated film is to have three or more layers and to form only one of the outer layers if the laminated film is to have only two layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukiyasu Itaya, Michiya Hiei, Toshiya Kamei
  • Patent number: 6933059
    Abstract: A film material for use in packaging electrostatically sensitive components and corrosion sensitive components. The film material includes a static dissipative polymer attached to a first moisture barrier which in turn is attached to a second moisture barrier. The second moisture barrier has a low charge retaining coating. The first and second moisture barriers are separated by dielectric. Moisture barriers are formed by either a metal foil, or a metallized polymer in which the metallization thickness is at least 178 Angstroms thick. The metal of the second moisture barrier is in contact with the low charge retaining coating. The low charge retaining coating together with the metal in the second moisture barrier has a surface conductivity between 10?3 and 10?7 Siemens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: SCC Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Beamer
  • Patent number: 6908572
    Abstract: Novel methods and compositions for coating target surfaces with non-entangled multi-wall carbon nanotubes are disclosed. In one aspect, the methods and compositions of the invention comprise dispersion of non-entangled multi-wall carbon nanotubes in solvent, and application of the non-entangled multi-wall carbon nanotube/solvent mixture to a surface by spraying. In another aspect, the methods and compositions of the invention comprise dispersion of non-entangled multi-wall carbon nanotubes in solvent, and applying the nanotube/solvent mixture to a suitable matrix by spraying to form a surface coating which is substantially contiguous with the surface of the matrix. The compositions of the invention are substantially free of metal oxides and sulfur, and do not require harsh oxidative treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Rosemary Derbyshire, Rodney Andrews, Bouchra Safadi, Francis J. Derbyshire
  • Patent number: 6827991
    Abstract: A transparent molded plastic article, which is used for, for example, a component of an auto instrument, includes a transparent molded plastic body and a surfactant layer, which is located on a surface of the plastic body. The surfactant layer contains a quaternary ammonium salt having a mean molecular weight of 260 to 385 to eliminate static electricity of the plastic body. Therefore, the transparent molded plastic article is substantially static-electricity-free while the deterioration in transparency of the surfactant is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 6794012
    Abstract: A structural panel comprised of a composite preform having an electrically conductive stitching. The stitching forms an electrically conductive grid-like network on the structural panel to better dissipate electrical energy received in a lightning strike throughout at least a portion of the thickness of the composite preform. Advantageously, the electrically conductive stitching is applied to the composite preform during the primary manufacturing process, rather than in a subsequent manufacturing step, to thereby help reduce the overall manufacturing cost of the structural panel. In one alternative embodiment a non-conductive polymer stitching is also applied throughout the entire thickness of the composite preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Thomas Karl Tsotsis
  • Patent number: 6787224
    Abstract: A cover tape for packaging electronic components, which can prevent troubles associated with the peeling strength or trouble appearing during mounting of the electronic components, which can be produced at a low cost, and which is transparent; that is, a cover tape has a peeling strength not too high and not too low and small in difference between the maximum value and the minimum value and which has high transparency. Specifically, the cover tape for packaging electronic components, which can be heat-sealed to a plastic-made carrier tape having pockets capable of storing electronic components, formed regularly therein and which is made of (A) a biaxially oriented film layer made of polyester, a polypropylene or a nylon and (B) a thermoplastic resin layer composed of 100 parts by weight of an ethylene copolymer and 10 to 100 parts by weight of polystyrene, laminated to one side of the layer A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Sumitomo Bakelite Company Limited
    Inventors: Hisao Nakanishi, Masayuki Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 6764617
    Abstract: A conductive ferromagnetic composition of matter comprising sulfonated lignin or a sulfonated polyflavonoid, or derivatives thereof, and ferromagnetic iron oxide particles is disclosed. Among the uses of the composition is to shield electromagnetic radiation. The ferromagnetic iron oxide particles of the composition are surprisingly stable to acid, and are easily and inexpensively formed from iron cations in solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration
    Inventors: Tito Viswanathan, Brian Berry
  • Patent number: 6764760
    Abstract: A label for in-mold decorating, which comprises (I) a thermoplastic resin film base layer, (II) an interlayer overlying said base layer and comprising (a) a thermoplastic resin composition, and (b) at least one antistatic agent, and (III) a heat-sealable resin layer overlying said interlayer. The label for in-mold decorating can be manufactured without developing a resin-like stain or causing roll contamination. It is free from inconveniences arising from insufficient antistatic properties in printing, cutting, blanking, and inserting into a mold, irrespective of the working environment. In addition, it exhibits a high adhesive strength upon application to a molded container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Yupo Corporation
    Inventors: Takatoshi Nishizawa, Masaki Shiina
  • Patent number: 6750164
    Abstract: An ionizing wiper for removing static charge from an insulative surface. The wiper is made of wiping material with a high density of ionizing points being disposed along the surface of the wiper such that the air between the ionizing points and an object is sufficiently ionized to remove static charge from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: William J. Larkin
  • Patent number: 6703142
    Abstract: A moldable article that can be custom-fitted to a particular user. Such an article comprises a thermoplastic material such as ethylene vinyl acetate modified by an antistatic agent selected from the group consisting of polyol amines such as ethoxylated amines, ethoxylated fatty alcohols, phosphoric acid esters, quaternary ammonium salts, and amphoteric compounds such as betaine. The article is heated until the thermoplastic material softens, then pressed against a user's body part. The article is allowed to cool, resulting in a custom-fitted article. Such articles may be repeatedly re-heated and re-molded and may include, e.g., moldable footbeds, racquet handles, shin guards, helmets, and seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: The Rockport Company, LLC
    Inventor: Rebecca Snow
  • Patent number: 6673409
    Abstract: A frictional holding pad for removably attaching items, such as a cell phone, to a surface, such as a dash, to allow storage of items on the pad to prevent the items from shifting or sliding due to the movement of the support surface. A bottom surface of the pad is tacky to cling to the surface and a top surface is tacky to cling to the item. A lowermost contact surface of the pad can have a greater surface area than an uppermost contact surface. Indicia can be formed on the pad. The pad can be translucent or transparent. The pad can include an expanded vinyl material or a polyurethane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Wheatley
  • Publication number: 20030059602
    Abstract: The invention relates to a material comprising a web wherein said web comprises at least one surface layer comprising polyether polymeric antistat, extrudable polymer, and compatibilizer wherein said surface layer has a roughness of greater than 0.3 Ra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Debasis Majumdar, Thomas M. Laney, Jehuda Greener, Jose L. Garcia, Peter T. Aylward
  • Publication number: 20030035947
    Abstract: An antistatic polymer film having a coated surface that resists the formation of static. The antistatic coating on the film layer includes a polythiophene, a surfactant and water. The ratio of the surfactant to the polythiophene can be at least about 1:1 by weight of said coating. In addition, the coating can contain less than about 1 percent by weight of polymeric binder and can also contain less than about 1 percent by weight of organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: John M. Heberger, Robin M. Donald
  • Publication number: 20020064650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biaxially oriented polyester film for window application, which is a co-extruded laminated polyester film comprising at least three polyester layers including an intermediate layer containing a dye, said film having an antistatic coating on at least one side thereof, said antistatic coating having a specific surface resistance of not more than 1.0×1013 &OHgr;.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: Narihiro Masuda
  • Patent number: 6391227
    Abstract: A glass plate having high-electroconductive film which can be formed using electroconductive organic polyrmer in a simple method and at a low cost, and having an improved anti-static characteristic with a strong film hardness and a strong adhesive strength. The glass plate has an anti-static film (10, 20) formed on the exterior surface, the film comprising a first coating layer (11, 21) formed containing an electroconductive organic polymeric component and a second coating layer (12, 22) of silica coating formed by being overcoated onto the first coating layer (11, 21). The electroconductive organic polymeric solution contains 0.005-0.5 wt. % of polyethylenedioxythiophene which polystyrenesulphonate is doped to and silicon alkoxide of below 10 wt. %, and also may contain 40-90 wt. % of at least one a selected from a group consisting of a methanol, an ethanol, an isopropanol, a butanol, and combinations thereof, 5-70 wt. % of pure water, and 1-20 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Orion Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Youl Yoon, Chang Han Lee, Ho Seok Shon
  • Patent number: 6376066
    Abstract: A transparent antistatic layer-coated substrate comprising a transparent substrate and an antistatic layer which comprises 20 to 70% by weight of conductive zinc antimonate and is disposed on at least one face of the transparent substrate, and an optical article comprising the transparent antistatic layer-coated substrate and a thin layer which comprises a fluorine compound having hydroxyl group and is disposed on the coated substrate. The antistatic layer is formed by photocuring a composition comprising a photocurable material comprising a (meth)acrylate having at least one hydroxyl group and two or more (meth)acryloyl groups in a molecule, conductive zinc antimonate and a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc., Japan Acryace Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiaki Kanzaki, Kazunobu Sato
  • Publication number: 20020041955
    Abstract: Vinyl chloride resin moldings having excellent fire-retardant property, which have good antistatic property and can prevent adhesion of dust. The molding has an antistatic layer containing a conductive material laminated on at least one side of a base layer comprising a vinyl chloride resin, wherein the base layer has a titanium compound; the base layer has a molybdenum compound; the base layer has a vinyl chloride resin having a specific chlorination degree; the base layer has a phosphorus fire-retarding agent and/or a chlorinated polyethylene; etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: April 11, 2002
    Applicant: TAKIRON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Watanabe, Kazuhiro Oritani, Osamu Kouzui, Takahiro Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 6366012
    Abstract: A CRT has an improved contrast with the provision of a filter layer where nano-sized metal particles and colored particles are dispersed in a dielectric matrix to selectively absorb light in predetermined wavelengths, specifically wavelengths between peak wavelengths of primary colors emitted by phosphors coated on the inner surface of the faceplate. The improved contrast is a result of the metal particles in a dielectric matrix resonating with particular wavelengths and thus absorbing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hyuk Lee, Jung-Hwan Park, Yoon-Hyung Cho, Hae-Sung Lee, Dong-Sik Zang
  • Patent number: 6299799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ceramer compositions capable of being cured to form antistatic, abrasion resistant ceramers. The ceramer compositons comprise a plurality of colloidal silica particles, a binder precursor, and an electrically conductive organic polymer, for example, polythiophene. The present invention also relates to ceramer articles, for example, ceramer coatings and shaped ceramer particles made from the ceramer compositions and to methods of making the ceramer compositions and ceramer articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Bradley D. Craig, Zayn Bilkadi
  • Patent number: 6284339
    Abstract: A printing composition that is adapted for printing on computer printers and the like. The printing composition includes a backing sheet and a printing sheet. The printing sheet includes an electret which is reversibly bound to the backing sheet. In one embodiment of the invention, the printing sheet is coated with an ink absorbing coating. The electret can be constructed from materials such as polypropylene or polyethylene that have been subjected to electrostatic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Permacharge Corporation
    Inventors: Jack E. Floegel, Calvin Ward
  • Patent number: 6245694
    Abstract: Automotive bedliners (e.g., for pickup trucks) are formed from a sheet of thermoplastic material having electrically conductive fibers embedded in a surface thereof in an amount sufficient to render said sheet electrically conductive. The bedliners are most preferably formed of a thermoplastic material (e.g., a polyolefin, such a polyethylene and/or polypropylene) having a matrix of electrically conductive fibers physically embedded in at least one side thereof. By physically embedding the conductive fibers in a surface of the bedliner, the fibers are capable of establishing electrical continuity between the bedliner and the pickup truck bed thereby effectively dissipating static electrical charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Shakespeare Conductive Fibers, LLC
    Inventors: Grover L. Davenport, Wayne S. Stanko, Allen Ray, Everett C. Cox, Michael A. Davis, Gary M. Carnes