Coating Or Impregnation Provides Heat Or Fire Protection Patents (Class 442/136)
  • Patent number: 10442905
    Abstract: The invention provides a polyurethane pultrusion article comprising a polyurethane pultrusion composite and a coating layer applied thereon, wherein the polyurethane pultrusion composite comprises a polyurethane resin matrix and a reinforcement material, and is prepared by a polyurethane pultrusion process, wherein the polyurethane resin matrix is prepared from a polyurethane composition comprising: A) an isocyanate component comprising one or more polyisocyanates; B) an isocyanate-reactive component comprising: b1) a first polyether polyol having a functionality of 2-3 and a hydroxyl number of 10-120 mgKOH/g; b2) a second polyether polyol having a functionality of 3-8 and a hydroxyl number of 810-1900 mgKOH/g; b4) one or more isocyanate-reactive flame retardants. The polyurethane pultrusion article provided by the invention has both favorable flame retardance and good adhesion between the coating layer and the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Chenxi Zhang, Zhan (James) Chen, Zhijiang Li, Fei Wu, Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 10400356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flame-retardant Lyocell fibers which include incorporated inorganic additives which are particularly suited for use in flame barriers for articles of manufacture, such as mattresses and upholstered furniture applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Hartmut Rüf, Gert Kroner, Peter Dobson, Johann Männer, Christoph Schrempf
  • Patent number: 10328677
    Abstract: The application relates to a textile composite article comprising at least one textile made of fibers/filaments, especially in the form of yarns, having a partially internal discontinuous pattern of an impregnating material which penetrates at least partially a cross section of said first textile leading to impregnated areas and non-impregnated areas in accordance with the discontinuous pattern. The non-impregnated areas are air permeable and may comprise a functional coating. Such a treated textile composite is air-permeable and water vapor permeable and has reduced water absorption and re-dry time. In one embodiment the textile composite article shows an additional enhanced flame protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen Schwarz, Werner Stuebiger, Susanne Petzoldt
  • Patent number: 10000659
    Abstract: Described is an insulating layer-forming composition, which contains a binder based on epoxy-thiol. The inventive composition, its rate of expansion ratio is relatively high, allows coatings having the layer thickness, required for the respective period of fire resistance, to be applied in a simple and fast manner, while at the same time the layer thickness is reduced to a minimum and yet a high insulating effect can be achieved. The composition of the invention is particularly suitable for fire protection, in particular as a coating of metallic and non-metallic substrates, such as steel components, like columns, beams, trusses, in order to increase the period of fire resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Martin Lang
  • Patent number: 9676925
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extruded surface covering material for covering a boat or yacht deck or another outdoor area, the surface covering material comprising a synthetic material, where the surface covering material further comprises rigid hollow microballoons with an opaque surface. The invention also relates to an extruded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Flexiteek International, AS
    Inventor: Robert De Caux Tilney
  • Patent number: 9315930
    Abstract: A method of forming a nonwoven material, the method comprising: receiving fibrous material comprising thermo-plastic fibers; processing the fibrous material to produce short fibers; adding the short fibers to a preformed web; and heating and optionally compressing the preformed web to form a nonwoven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael William Coates, Marek Henryk Kierzkowski, Philip John Gibbons, Alfred Johannas Eiden
  • Patent number: 9279216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a covering fabric for covering aircraft. The fabric itself may be coated with one or more layers of a crosslinked anionic aliphatic polyester-polyurethane dispersion and/or is woven from coated fibers or filaments. A covering fabric of the invention may be glued using a thermoactivatable heat-crosslinking adhesive. An advantage of the covering fabric of the invention is that there is no need for further coating of the fabric after covering, and thus significantly less weight is applied by the covering process. Furthermore, the user is able to apply the covering to an aircraft without using any organic solvents in adhesives, tension-inducing varnishes, thinners, fillers or colored varnishes. Thus, an environmentally friendly process is provided for the covering of aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Siegfried Lanitz
  • Patent number: 9243164
    Abstract: A resin composition for use in making pre-pregs and structural laminates contains a functionalized poly(phenylene ether) having the structure below: a radical initiator, the radical initiator being from about 0.1% to about 0.5% by weight of the composition; an unsaturated monomer; and a flame retardant comprising the compound 1,1?(ethane-1,2-diyl)bis[pentabromobenzene]. In the above structure, Y, m and n are defined in the Specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Park Electrochemical Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Roy Almen, Ke Wang, Qiang Yuan
  • Patent number: 9108378
    Abstract: A press pad is provided for use in a laminate press. The pad comprises a woven fabric of heat resistant strands wherein at least a proportion of the weft comprises a core made up of a bundle of strands within a sheath of an elastomeric material and at least a proportion of the warp comprises metal strands. The strands forming the bundle are dose-packed prior to extrusion of the sheath around them. The transverse cross-sectional profile of the sheath is a regular geometric profile that is other than a circular profile prior to weaving of the fabric of the press pad. Preferably, the transverse cross-sectional profile of the sheath is a splined profile or a regular polygonal profile that is composed of straight lines or arcs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: MARATHON BELTING LIMITED
    Inventor: Melvyn Douglas
  • Patent number: 9045376
    Abstract: A fabric-matrix composite structure [10] for making parts [13] suitable for use in hostile, high-temperature environments, such as rocket exhaust nozzles. The structure [10] includes a fabric [11] formed of polyacrylonitrile fiber, especially a polyacrylonitrile fiber that has been oxidized, and especially a combination of polyacrylonitrile fibers that have been oxidized to different degrees. The structure [10] also includes a binder [12] that impregnates the fabric [11]. The binder [12] might be a phenolic resin. The structure is formed [30], partially cured [40], formed into a product [50], and finish cured [60].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: John W. Beard, Carl F. Varnerin
  • Publication number: 20150140885
    Abstract: An insulating tape material, a method for production and usage thereof, for producing electrical insulation paper such as mica paper, which is contained in thermally conductive insulating tapes that are used for high-voltage insulation, for example. The insulating tape material has fiber reinforcement by means of a fabric, wherein the meshes of the fabric are filled by a particle composite which is preferably thermally conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Florian Eder, Peter Gröppel, Michael Preibisch, Claus Rohr
  • Patent number: 9034777
    Abstract: Optionally dyed woven fabrics and garments are disclosed that exhibit fire resistance, arc resistance, moisture management (water release rate and wicking), and abrasion resistance without the undesirable addition of topical treatments. Certain embodiments of the woven fabric are disclosed that comprise a plurality of weft yarns comprising a blend of fibers with inherently fire resistant fibers with superior moisture management properties and a plurality of warp yarns, optionally dyed, comprising cellulose derivatives. The woven fabrics are particularly useful in denim work clothes because they are comfortable to wear and exhibit fire resistance and abrasion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DRIFIRE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Winfred Hines, James Jonathan Bailey, Leslie Gene Cone
  • Patent number: 9006118
    Abstract: A filler cloth includes cellulosic fibers treated with a flame retardant chemistry such that the filler cloth has a char length of less than about nine inches when tested in accordance with NFPA 701, such that thermal shrinkage of the filler cloth at 400° F. is less than about 35% in any direction, and such that the filler cloth maintains flame and heat resistant integrity when impinged with a gas flame in accordance with testing protocols set forth in Technical Bulletin 603 of the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs. The filler cloth cellulosic fibers are treated with a flame retardant chemistry such that the filler cloth has a Frazier air permeability of less than about 400 cfm and a thermal resistance rating of at least about 3 when tested according to NFPA 2112.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Melanie Pierce Jones, James Douglas Small, Jr., John H. Walton, Alfred Frank Baldwin, Jr., Zareh Mikaelian, William Scott Kinlaw
  • Patent number: 8993463
    Abstract: A flame or heat flux protective coating composition, which includes a dispersion of fiberglass, hollow glass spheres, or a combination of both in silicone. A flame or heat flux protective sheet, which includes hollow glass spheres dispersed in silicone in a sheet form or fiberglass and silicone in a sheet form, wherein the fiberglass is dispersed in the silicone or the fiberglass is a woven cloth coated with the silicone is also presented. Articles incorporating the flame or heat flux protective coating or sheet form and methods for coating an article with the flame or heat flux protective coating composition are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Thomas Nosker, Jennifer K. Lynch, Mark N. Mazar, Patrick L. Nosker
  • Patent number: 8987149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fire resistant composite materials and to fire resistant fabric materials and mattresses made therefrom. The composite materials include (a) a substrate selected from the group consisting of cotton, rayon, lyocell and blends thereof; and (b) a coating consisting essentially of water, ammonium polyphosphate, binder material, cross-linking material, thickener material and a catalyst. The binder material bonds the ammonium polyphosphate, cross-linking material, thickener material and catalyst together and to the substrate such that the substrate is coated with the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: ElkCorp
    Inventor: Younger Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 8962497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fire-resistant component (1) which satisfies the requirements of at least class B-15. Such components are known per se and are manufactured as insulated steel structures. In order that the component (1) can be manufactured more easily and with greater versatility in the manner of glass-fiber-reinforced plastic, it is proposed that it is manufactured with multiple layers of phosphate ceramic and also of fibers (7, 8, 9), and that a layer structure of the component (1) comprises at least one layer (4), on the surface thereof which faces towards a potential heat source, which is joined together only partially with a layer (5) arranged thereunder, i.e. remote from the heat source. The invention also relates to a process for producing such a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: IBV Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Ronald Breker
  • Publication number: 20140349535
    Abstract: A woven polyester fabric with a trilobal construction and a 5% elastane content, and an outer laminated layer of polyurethane, with 250 GSM insulation. The fabric and clothing made from the fabric is waterproof, breathable, stretchable in 4 directions, and insulating to ?50 degrees Celsius. The fabric meets the standards defined by the testing standards ASTM D2034-2009; ASTM D1424-2009: ASTM D434-1995; ASTM D4970/D4970M-2010cl, ASTM D3107-07(R2011), AATCC 127, and JIS L1099 Method B-1:2006.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Alliance Mercantile Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas BELL, Darren TEES, Wu Hai HAO
  • Publication number: 20140349536
    Abstract: A heat storage textile. In one embodiment the textile is prepared by applying a coating containing carbon nanotubes to a side of a textile. The coating solution comprises, by weight, at least 0.1% carbon nanotubes, 0.01% dispersant, 9.89% resin binder, and 10 solvent. The carbon nanotube surface may be modified to improve the adhesive properties. The carbon nanotubes can be single wall nanotubes, multi-wall carbon nanotubes such as a double wall nanotube (DWNT), or thin multi-wall nanotubes. The coating may cure while transferring the coated heat storage textile with a constant velocity at a room temperature or in a heated chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Yong Sung Jo, Sang Keun Oh
  • Publication number: 20140338830
    Abstract: Provided is a composite laminate including an inorganic layer and a composite reinforcement layer. Further provided is a method for coating a first composite laminate with an inorganic layer including the step of applying an inorganic layer to a composite reinforcement layer of a first composite laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: John A. Petroski
  • Patent number: 8877289
    Abstract: A method for anti-stain treatment of fabric is disclosed. The method for anti-stain treatment of fabric includes: immersing fabric in an aqueous solution containing a telomerized perfluoroalkyl acrylate copolymer, and a crosslinking agent, such as an isocyanate crosslinking agent; dehydrating the immersed fabric; drying the dehydrated fabric; heat treating the dried fabric; and coating the heat-treated fabric with a flame retardant, such as an acrylic flame retardant, to provide flame retardancy. The method provides a car seat fabric having superior stain resistance, water repellency and oil repellency without degradation of other properties required for the car seat fabric, such as flame retardancy, lightfastness, frictional coloration, or the like. The method is widely applicable to commercially applicable car seat fabrics, including flat woven, flat tricot, double raschel, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kolonglotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Mi Jung Yun, Jeong Seok Oh, Gun Kang, Kie Youn Jeong, Shin Hyouk Kang, Yeun Bong Park, Hyung Kook Kim, Yun Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 8846552
    Abstract: A novel terminally modified imide oligomer having excellent solubility in organic solvents, excellent solution storage stability, and excellent molding properties such as low melt viscosity. Also, a varnish obtained by dissolving the terminally modified imide oligomer in an organic solvent; a cure product obtained by using the terminally modified imide oligomer and having excellent thermal and mechanical characteristics such as heat resistance, elastic modulus, tensile strength at break and tensile elongation at break; a prepreg; and a fiber-reinforced laminate. The soluble terminally modified imide oligomer is represented by general formula (1). In the formula, R1 and R2 each represents a divalent aromatic diamine residue; R3 and R4 each represents a tetravalent aromatic tetracarboxylic acid residue; R5 and R6 each represents a hydrogen atom or a phenyl group, with R5 or R6 being a phenyl group; m and n satisfy the following relations: m?1, n?0, 1?m+n?20 and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Kaneka Corporation, Japan Aerospace Exporation Agency
    Inventors: Masahiko Miyauchi, Yuichi Ishida, Toshio Ogasawara, Rikio Yokota
  • Patent number: 8840987
    Abstract: A layered insulation apparatus and method of making that contains a multiple layer insulation that has a top outside moisture barrier layer, followed by a first flame retardant layer, followed by a metal layer, followed by a second flame retardant layer, and finally followed by a bottom moisture barrier outside layer. A sound abatement layer may optionally be layered on top of the first moisture barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Thermal Systems Holding, LLC
    Inventor: John W Mallette, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140273691
    Abstract: A fabric of composite material has a fabric body and a cooling stuff. The fabric body is woven by multiple fibers. The cooling stuff is coated on the fabric body and combined with the fabric body, and has a stuff body and multiple ceramic particles. The stuff body infiltrates within the fabric body. The ceramic particles are distributed within the stuff body. The ceramic particles have high thermal conductivity and high coefficient of thermal radiation. Therefore, the fabric can provide sufficient cooling effect for a portable electronic product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kai-Hsi TSENG
  • Publication number: 20140255635
    Abstract: Insulation materials have a coating of a partially cured polymer on a plurality of fibers, and the plurality of coated fibers in a cross-linked polymeric matrix. Insulation may be formed by applying a preceramic polymer to a plurality of fibers, heating the preceramic polymer to form a partially cured polymer over at least portions of the plurality of fibers, disposing the plurality of fibers in a polymeric material, and curing the polymeric material. A rocket motor may be formed by disposing a plurality of coated fibers in an insulation precursor, curing the insulation precursor to form an insulation material without sintering the partially cured polymer, and providing an energetic material over the polymeric material. An article includes an insulation material over at least one surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Richard E. Morgan, Craig L. Meeks
  • Patent number: 8822354
    Abstract: A coated fabric having a base fabric and an auxiliary layer laminated thereto, wherein the exposed face of the auxiliary layer is coated with a coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Clarkson Textiles Limited
    Inventor: Roger Gordon White
  • Patent number: 8822355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fire resistant composite materials and to fire resistant fabric materials and mattresses made therefrom. The composite materials include (a) a substrate selected from the group consisting of cotton, rayon, lyocell and blends thereof; and (b) a coating consisting essentially of water, ammonium polyphosphate, urea formaldehyde binder material, prefarbricated glass microcells, acrylic latex binder, ammonium lauryl sulfate surfactant, thickener material, a second surfactant, surfactant-generated microcells, a catalyst and starch. The binder materials bond the ammonium polyphosphate, prefarbricated microcells, thickener material, surfactants, surfactant-generated microcells, catalyst and starch together and to the substrate such that the substrate is coated with the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: ElkCorp
    Inventor: Younger Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 8822356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fire resistant composite materials and to fire resistant fabric materials and mattresses made therefrom. The composite materials include (a) a substrate selected from the group consisting of cotton, rayon, lyocell and blends thereof; and (b) a coating consisting essentially of water, ammonium polyphosphate, binder material, cross-linking material, aluminum trihydrate, prefarbricated microcells, thickener material, a surfactant, surfactant-generated microcells and a catalyst. The binder material bonds the ammonium polyphosphate, cross-linking material, aluminum trihydrate, prefarbricated microcells, thickener material, surfactant, surfactant-generated microcells and catalyst together and to the substrate such that the substrate is coated with the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: ElkCorp
    Inventor: Younger Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 8818251
    Abstract: A cleaning web for cleaning the surface of articles to be cleaned, produced by impregnating a web for cleaning the surface of articles to be cleaned with an oil, wherein the web is a nonwoven fabric containing a melt-liquid-crystal-forming wholly aromatic polyester having a melt viscosity of 20 Pa·s or less at 310° C. as the principal component that is produced by melt-blown method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignees: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Tachibana Shoten Co., Ltd., McYamasan Polymers Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Furuya, Yuu Miyaguchi, Yasuhiro Shirotani, Kouji Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20140223648
    Abstract: A garment having at least two fabric substrates where the substrates are joined together at a seam over which a stretchable, exterior-facing seam tape is applied is provided. The seam tape includes a flame resistant fabric and a liquid barrier layer. The seam tape can further include a separate adhesive layer. The seam tape covers the seam and contacts an exterior surface of the first fabric substrate and an exterior surface of the second fabric substrate. Moreover, the seam tape can have stretch and exhibit similar properties to that of the two fabric substrates. Further, in one embodiment, the color and pattern of the seam tape matches the fabric substrates to which the seam tape is applied. Also described is a method for forming the seam tape and attaching the seam tape to a base fabric/seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MASSIF MOUNTAIN GEAR COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael Munter
  • Publication number: 20140208491
    Abstract: Disclosed are technical fibers and yams made with partially aromatic polyamides and a fiber having vapor phase action such as an FR cellulosic fiber. Fabrics made from such fibers and yarns demonstrate superior flame retardancy over traditional flame retardant nylon 6,6 fabrics. Further, the disclosed fibers and yams, when blended with other flame retardant fibers, do not demonstrate the dangerous “scaffolding effect” common with flame retardant nylon 6,6 blended fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A R.L.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Schmitt, Deborah M. Sarzotti
  • Publication number: 20140201960
    Abstract: Disclosed is an arc flash protection, multiple-use nonwoven fabric structure comprising one or more layers having fire resistant properties. The fabric structure has an arc flash facing nonwoven surface, and a nonwoven part of the fabric structure comprises non-inherent, and/or inherently fire resistant fibers, said fibers being mechanically, chemically, or thermally bonded, whereby the fabric structure has a minimum Arc Thermal Protection Value (ATPV) to fabric basis weight ratio of 250 cal/g, preferably greater than 350 cal/g, more preferably greater than 500 cal/g, when measured in accordance with ASTM F1959—Standard Test Method for Determining the Arc Rating of Materials for Clothing, and the fabric structure maintains said ATPV to fabric basis weight ratio through at least 25 washing cycles when washed according to AATCC Method 135 (3, IV, A iii).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: NORAFIN INDUSTRIES GMBH
    Inventors: Stuart Smith, Marc Jolly, Jos van Hattum, Andre Lang, Bettina B. Sorensen
  • Patent number: 8753461
    Abstract: A method is described for reducing the afterflame of a flammable, meltable material. A textile composite is described comprising an outer textile comprising a flammable, meltable material, and a heat reactive material comprising a polymer resin-expandable graphite mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Dattatreya Panse
  • Publication number: 20140154941
    Abstract: A unitary graphene matrix composite comprising: (a) a unitary graphene matrix containing an oxygen content of 0.001% to 10% by weight, obtained from heat-treating a graphene oxide gel at a temperature higher than 100° C. and contains no discrete graphene platelets derived from the graphene oxide gel; (b) a carbon or graphite filler phase selected from carbon or graphite fiber, carbon or graphite nano-fiber, carbon nano-tube, carbon nano-rod, meso-phase carbon particle, meso-carbon micro-bead, exfoliated graphite flake with a thickness greater than 100 nm, exfoliated graphite or graphite worm, coke particle, needle coke, carbon black or acetylene black particle, activated carbon particle, or a combination thereof. The carbon or graphite filler phase is preferably in a particulate, filamentary, or rod-like form dispersed in and bonded by the unitary graphene matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Mingchao Wang, Wei Xiong, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 8741789
    Abstract: A flame resistant textile material comprises a textile substrate, a flame retardant finish applied to the textile substrate, and an infrared-absorbing finish applied to the textile substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Shulong Li, James D. Cliver, J. Travis Greer, Jack W. Spoon
  • Patent number: 8722551
    Abstract: A flame retardant composition comprises a phosphorous-containing polymer. The phosphorous-containing polymer can be produced by first reacting a phosphonium compound and a nitrogen-containing compound to produce a precondensate compound and then reacting the precondensate compound with a cross-linking composition. The resulting phosphorous-containing intermediate polymer can then be oxidized to convert at least a portion of the phosphorous atoms in the polymer to a pentavalent state. A textile material comprises a textile substrate and a phosphorous-containing polymer, such as that described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Mayernik, Shulong Li, William C. Kimbrell
  • Publication number: 20140106637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flame-resistant composition, a fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite comprising the flame-resistant composition and the use thereof. In particular, the invention describes a flame-resistant polyurethane-composite forming composition and a combustion-modified, fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite comprising the flame-resistant polyurethane-composite forming composition, for applications in vehicles and for building products. The invention also describes a long-fiber injection molding process for the preparation of the combustion-modified, fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite. The fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite of the invention show improved fire-reaction behaviour, measured as Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI), and a reduced smoke production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Luigi Bertucelli, Paolo Diena
  • Patent number: 8697586
    Abstract: A fire retardant structural board is provided that includes a body of fibrous material, a triglycidyle polyester binder, a sodium borate pentahydride fire retardant, and a sodium borate pentahydride fire retardant. The body of fibrous material has a weight, first and second surfaces, first and second sides, and a thickness. The fibrous material and triglycidyle polyester are dispersed throughout the thickness of the body. The sodium borate pentahydride fire retardant is dispersed between individual fibers of the fibrous material and throughout the thickness of the body. A sodium borate pentahydride fire retardant composition also coats at least the first surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: FlexForm Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Garry E. Balthes, Darrell R. Eggers, Gregg B. Baumbaugh
  • Patent number: 8680196
    Abstract: A halogen-free and phosphorus-free resin formulation, prepared by the following method, is provided. The method includes mixing a carboxy anhydride derivative, diisocyanate, a styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymer derivative and a solvent to form a mixture, and heating the mixture to form a resin formulation. The disclosure also provides a halogen-free and phosphorus-free composite material with a low dielectric constant and flame resistance prepared from the resin formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Lu-Shih Liao, Kuo-Chan Chiou
  • Publication number: 20140065909
    Abstract: A carbon composite material which comprises Lyocell-based carbon fiber and a carbon matrix is provided. The carbon composite material has excellent physical properties, including low thermal conductivity, excellent interfacial adhesion and excellent strength, compared to carbon composite materials prepared using conventional polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fiber, pitch-based carbon fiber or the like. In addition, the carbon composite material is environmentally friendly and has low production costs compared to carbon composite materials comprising conventional rayon-based carbon fiber produced using a highly toxic carbon disulfide solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT
    Inventors: Jae-Yeol LEE, Jong-Kyoo PARK, Seung-Su BAEK
  • Publication number: 20140065908
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced composite material which comprises Lyocell-based carbon fiber and polymer resin is provided. The fiber-reinforced composite material has excellent physical properties, including low thermal conductivity, excellent interfacial adhesion and excellent strength, compared to fiber-based composite materials prepared using conventional polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fiber, pitch-based carbon fiber or the like. In addition, the fiber-reinforced composite material is environmentally friendly and has low production costs compared to fiber-reinforced composite materials comprising conventional rayon-based carbon fiber produced using a highly toxic carbon disulfide solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT
    Inventor: AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT
  • Patent number: 8658252
    Abstract: The present invention has for its object a prefabricated sealing membrane formed by a support, coated on at least one surface, and preferably impregnated throughout, with a modified bitumen base composition, characterized in that the thermoplastic bituminous composition for coating and/or impregnation is a bituminous binder modified by a thermoplastic polyurethane having the following weight proportion: 40 to 90% bitumen, 10 to 50% thermoplastic polyurethane, 0 to 10% aromatic oil, 0 to 50% filler, 0 to 0.5% catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Soprema
    Inventors: Pierre Etienne Bindschedler, Remi Perrin, Corinne Schall, Arnaud Nouri
  • Publication number: 20130344279
    Abstract: A flexible insulating structure includes a batting and a mixture of aerogel-containing particles and a binder, the aerogel-containing particles impregnating at least one layer of the batting. A method for preparing a flexible insulating structure comprises applying a mixture including aerogel-containing particles and a binder to a batting having one or more batting layers; and drying or allowing the binder to dry, thereby forming the flexible insulating structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Dhaval A. Doshi, Catherine M. Norwood
  • Patent number: 8614154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber insulation material for the manufacture of a non-woven fiber batt comprising primary fiber components of a portion of 50% to 90% cellulose fibers; 2% to 20% synthetic fibers, said synthetic fibers being crimped fibers having a length between 12 to 75 mm; and 2% to 20% bi-component fibers comprising a core and an outer sheathing, said outer sheathing having a lower melting point than the core. Hereby, an inexpensive and voluminous fiber product is achieved having good spring elastic properties as well as good sound and heat insulating properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Carsten Andersen
  • Publication number: 20130309925
    Abstract: A carbon fiber fabric is made of a carbon fiber, which is coated with a sizing being formed of a heat resistant polymer or a precursor of the heat resistant polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Satoshi SEIKE, Makoto Kibayashi, Anand Valliyur Rau
  • Publication number: 20130295810
    Abstract: The present invention provides a base fabric for an air bag where color shading after application of water drops hardly happens even when a water-dispersed polymer solution mixed with a pigment being dispersed in water is applied to a woven/knitted fabric in small amount. A base fabric for an air bag obtained by applying a reactive compound, a water-dispersed resin composition and a water-dispersible pigment to a woven/knitted fabric made of synthetic fiber and then subjecting the resulted coated fabric to a thermal treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsui, Mamoru Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20130295809
    Abstract: A composite structure includes a resin and a plurality of titanium dioxide fibers provided in the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: John N. Harris, Daniel B. Slaton
  • Publication number: 20130280975
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an aqueous flame retardant composition for mineral fiber-based mats, in particular glass or rock fibers, which comprises: at least one thermoplastic or thermoset resin, and at least one organic flame retarding agent chosen from: a) alkyl ketene dimers (AKDs) of formula (I) below: in which R1 and R2, which may be identical or different, represent a C4-C18, preferably C12-C16, alkyl radical; and b) alkenyl succinic anhydrides (ASAs) of formula (II) below: in which R3 and R4, which may be identical or different, represent an alkyl radical, the total number of carbon atoms in these radicals varying from 10 to 18, preferably from 12 to 14. It also concerns mats treated with said aqueous flame retardant composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS
    Inventor: Katarzyna Chuda
  • Publication number: 20130244519
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a flame resistant flexible backsheet for solar cell modules, which comprises (a) a flame resistant layer formed of a non-metal inorganic fiber fabric; and (b) a first polymeric layer that is adhered to a first side of the flame resistant layer. Further disclosed herein is a solar cell module comprising the flame resistant flexible backsheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: MINFANG MU, Qiuju Wu, Philip L. Boydell
  • Publication number: 20130230710
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an aqueous flame retardant composition for mineral fiber-based mats, in particular glass or rock fibers, which comprises: at least one thermoplastic or thermoset resin; magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, and aluminum hydroxide, AlOOH, as flame retarding agents; and optionally, carbon black. It also concerns mats treated with said flame retardant composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS
    Inventor: Nadege Ombe Wandji
  • Patent number: 8513145
    Abstract: A filler cloth includes cellulosic fibers treated with a flame retardant chemistry such that the filler cloth has a char length of less than about nine inches when tested in accordance with NFPA 701, such that thermal shrinkage of the filler cloth at 400° F. is less than about 35% in any direction, and such that the filler cloth maintains flame and heat resistant integrity when impinged with a gas flame in accordance with testing protocols set forth in Technical Bulletin 603 of the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs. The filler cloth cellulosic fibers are treated with a flame retardant chemistry such that the filler cloth has a Frazier air permeability of less than about 400 cfm and a thermal resistance rating of at least about 3 when tested according to NFPA 2112.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Melanie Pearce Jones, James Douglas Small, Jr., John H. Walton, Alfred Frank Baldwin, Jr., Zareh Mikaelian, William Scott Kinlaw