Woven Fabric (i.e., Woven Strand Or Strip Material) Patents (Class 442/181)
  • Patent number: 11339538
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses nano TiO2-doped anti-ultraviolet para-aramid nano paper and a preparation method thereof. First, nano TiO2 is selected as an ultraviolet absorbent which has a good absorption effect on ultraviolet rays, and the anti-ultraviolet characteristic of aramid paper-based material can be well improved through addition of nano TiO2. Second, macroscopic para-aramid fiber is dissolved under the action of a DMSO/KOH system, and the surface of the prepared aramid nano fiber is rich in C?O and N—H. This method is simple in process and does not harm the fiber itself, and can effectively improve the mechanical strength, interface binding performance and processability of a base material. The nano TiO2-doped anti-ultraviolet para-aramid nano paper prepared by the disclosure is simple in preparation process, excellent in material property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Shaanxi University of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Zhaoqing Lu, Danni Wang, Jingyi Nie, Li Hua, Lianmeng Si, Doudou Ning, Yafang Wang, Shanshan Chen
  • Patent number: 11286439
    Abstract: Formulations and methods of making wood pellets treated with lignin sulfonate as an anti-autooxidative component to reduce the rate of self-heating of bulk wood pellets. The lignin sulfonate may be used as a binder in the wood pellets or the wood pellets may be sprayed with lignin sulfonate for an encapsulated wood pellet. Wood pellets having the lignin sulfonate have a lowered potential of self-heating below high reactivity pellets and better structural durability during storage and transportation without adversely affecting the fuel value of the wood pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BORREGAARD AS
    Inventors: Thomas S. Winowiski, Jerry D. Gargulak, Kevin L. Hendricks, Robert H. Narron
  • Patent number: 11213999
    Abstract: A method of applying a material comprising a fusible polymer comprises the step of: applying a filament of the at least partly molten material comprising a fusible polymer from a discharge opening of a discharge element to a first substrate. The fusible polymer has the following properties: a melting point (DSC, differential scanning calorimetry; 2nd heating at heating rate 5° C./min) within a range from ?35° C. to ?150° C.; a glass transition temperature (DMA, dynamic-mechanical analysis to DIN EN ISO 6721-1:2011) within a range from ??70° C. to ?110° C.; wherein the filament, during the application process, has an application temperature of ?100° C. above the melting point of the fusible polymer for ?20 minutes. There are furthermore blocked NCO groups present in the material comprising the fusible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Buesgen, Joerg Tillack, Fabian Schuster, Nicolas Degiorgio, Jonas Kuenzel, Joerg Buechner, Wolfgang Arndt, Martin Melchiors, Harald Kraus
  • Patent number: 11167506
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to photovoltaic modules comprising one or more photovoltaic cells embedded in a fiber-reinforced composite thermosetting material, wherein at a front side of the photovoltaic cells, the fiber-reinforced composite material comprises a substantially transparent resin, and substantially transparent fibers, and wherein the refractive indices of the resin and the glass fibers are substantially the same. In particular, the fibers can be glass fibers treated with aminosilane coupling agents and the resin can be an epoxy resin. Further disclosed are methods of manufacture of photovoltaic modules comprising one or more crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells comprising: providing a mold, one or more photovoltaic cells in the mold, and reinforcement fibers in the mold and positioning a bag surrounding the mold cavity. Then a vacuum is created in the bag substantially gradually, and the resin is infused with the mold due to the created vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Igor Arrizabalaga Canellada, Sonia García Arrieta, Gorka Imbuluzqueta García, Maider Machado García, José María Vega De Seoane López De Goicoechea, Alexander Astigarraga Erleaga, Olatz Ollo Escudero, Eduardo Román Medina, Francisco Jesús Cano Iranzo, Oihana Zubillaga Alcorta, Naiara Yurrita Murua
  • Patent number: 11014347
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are improved methods for bonding textiles using an adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Bemis Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Brown, Jared M. Ide, Daryl R. Johnson, Stephen A. Topper
  • Patent number: 10822469
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of making a culture medium from a polymeric material are described herein. The method can include (a) depolymerizing and/or dispersing the polymeric material to obtain a depolymerized and/or dispersed residue, and (b) combining the depolymerized and/or dispersed residue with one or more adjuvants to form a culture medium. In some embodiments, the polymeric material can be a plastic article, such as a waste carpet material. Culture media prepared from the compositions and methods are also described. The culture media are suitable for culturing microorganisms including bacterium, algae, and fungus. The microorganisms can be used to produce a bioproduct such as a biopolymer, an enzyme, or a cellular metabolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Stubblefield, Eric Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10639826
    Abstract: A method for making a conductive pre-impregnated composite sheet includes the steps of joining a nanomaterial composite sheet, a fiber-reinforcing sheet and a resin system to form a combined sheet, heating the combined sheet, compacting the combined sheet, and cooling the combined sheet to form conductive pre-impregnated composite sheet including the fiber-reinforcing sheet, and the nanomaterial composite sheet coupled to the fiber-reinforcing sheet, wherein the fiber-reinforcing sheet and the nanomaterial composite sheet are embedded in the resin system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Braley, Justine M. Truscello, Daniel R. Ferriell, John H. Belk, Stephen R. Heinz
  • Patent number: 10590321
    Abstract: A method of producing a temperature regulating article is disclosed. The method includes combining a functional polymeric phase change material with a substrate. The functional polymeric PCM has the capability of absorbing or releasing heat to adjust heat transfer at or within a temperature stabilizing range and having at least one phase change temperature in the range between ?10° C. and 100° C. and a phase change enthalpy of at least 5 Joules per gram, the functional polymeric PCM has a backbone chain, side chains, and a crystallizable section. The side chains form the crystallizable section. The functional PCM carries at least one reactive function on at least one of the side chains or the backbone chain. The reactive function is capable of forming at least a first covalent bond with the second material or with a connecting compound capable of reacting with reactive functions of the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Hartmann, Aharon Eyal
  • Patent number: 10519595
    Abstract: A composite textile is provided. The composite textile includes a textile substrate and a thermal material layer formed on the textile substrate. The thermal material layer includes a nanocomposite powder. The nanocomposite powder is composed of a pyrrolidone-containing polymer and an inorganic particle. The pyrrolidone-containing polymer is polyvinylpyrrolidone, a derivative of polyvinylpyrrolidone or a combination thereof. The inorganic particle is a metal oxide composed of a first metal MA, a doping metal MB and oxygen. The inorganic particle makes up 62.5-99.9 wt. % of the nanocomposite powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yung-Pin Huang, Chun-Min Lee, Pei-Yi Yeh, Yi-Chun Kuo
  • Patent number: 10518004
    Abstract: An implantable drug eluting medical device includes a polymer substrate having a surface, a first plurality of nanofibers, and at least one antimicrobial drug. Each of the first plurality of nanofibers includes a first portion interpenetrated with the surface of the substrate to mechanically fix the nanofiber to the substrate, and a second portion projecting from the surface. The at least one antimicrobial drug is disposed within or among the second portion of the first plurality of nanofibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary M. Byron, David R. Wulfman, Angelo Fruci, Adam McGraw, Danielle Frankson, Gregory J. Sherwood, Joseph T. Delaney, Jr., Adeniyi O. Aremu
  • Patent number: 10513616
    Abstract: Disclosed are nanostructured materials that reflect light in selected spectra incorporated in dark colored textiles or substrates. In one aspect, a light reflecting material includes a textile exhibiting a dark color and formed of a plurality of fibers, and nanostructures arranged on the fibers and formed of a plurality of nanoparticles, the nanostructures having a dimension size of substantially less than ½ of a visible light wavelength, in which the nanostructures reflect light from the textile or substrate in at least one of infrared, near-infrared, or red visible light spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Chulmin Choi, Jaeyun Moon, Taekyoung Kim, Ratneshwar Lal, Kyungjun Hwang, Gunwoo Kim, Youngjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10294595
    Abstract: A polymer nanofiber sheet including polymer nanofibers having a polymer, the polymer nanofibers being accumulated and three dimensionally entangled. The polymer nanofiber sheet has a low molecular weight organic compound containing at least one 4- or higher-membered ring structure with an ether linkage. The difference between the average solubility parameter of the polymer and the average solubility parameter of the low molecular weight organic compound is less than 8 (J/cm3)1/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kaori Yasufuku, Tetsuo Hino, Kenji Takashima, Kazuhiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10190239
    Abstract: A textile part is configured for producing a composite-material element (11) or a composite-material body (12). The textile part (10) has a reinforcing system (15) including reinforcing warp threads (16) and reinforcing weft threads (17), and a binding system (25) with binding warp threads (27) and binding weft threads (26). The reinforcing system (15) has at least one first portion (20), into which the reinforcing threads (16, 17) are interwoven with one another directly for binding to facilitate withstanding high mechanical. The reinforcing system (15) also has at least one second portion (21), in which the reinforcing threads (16, 17) form binding-free crossover locations (22) preferably laid on one another in a drawn-out state to constitute a laid structure surrounded by the binding threads (26, 27). The laid structure of the reinforcing system (15), ensures particularly good draping and deformation capability at this location of the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventor: Thomas Bischoff
  • Patent number: 10125216
    Abstract: Semi-crystalline polyesters from isoidide and 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid are disclosed, as well as semi-crystalline copolyesters from isoidide and a minor amount of either 1,4-butanediol or 2,3-butanediol with 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, together with processes for making high molecular weight materials by melt polymerization providing a semi-crystalline polymer then performing solid state condensation on the semi-crystalline polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Stichting Wageningen Research
    Inventors: Jacobus Van Haveren, Johannes Rutger Idsard Knoop, Daniel S. Van Es, Willem Vogelzang
  • Patent number: 10070815
    Abstract: A method for knitting a garment having a tubular form, including knitting at least one vertical conductive textile trace on a machine having N participating feeders and M needles. The method includes the steps of continuously knitting the tubular form with one or more flexible non-conductive base yarns, and knitting the vertical conductive textile trace integrally within the tubular form, using a conductive yarn, in addition to spandex yarns, but not the base yarns. The conductive yarn is knitted in a float-loop form by knitting a stitch and skipping over y needles, as follows: repeatably knitting a line segment Lk, using feeder Fi and starting at needle D1; and knitting line segment Lk+1, using the next feeder and start stitching the first float-loop at needle D1+s where 0<s<y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Healthwatch LTD.
    Inventors: Boaz Shoshani, Renen Ben David
  • Patent number: 9945068
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention use melamine-based resins as a pretreatment on fabrics and fabric blends in combination with phosphorus-based flame retardants to improve flame retardant performance, durability, and further promote char formation in a combustion zone of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Matchmaster Dyeing & Finishing, Inc.
    Inventor: Malcolm H. Hensley
  • Patent number: 9920463
    Abstract: Provided is a fiber sheet for molding, characterized in that a print resin is applied on the surface of the fiber sheet containing highly crimped fibers, and the amount of the print resin is 30 g/m2 or less, and the air permeability of the fiber sheet is 5 to 30 cm3/cm2/sec. The fiber sheet for molding can be molded without generating wrinkles, and has a good sound absorbing property. When a pattern is formed with the printing resin, the fiber sheet for molding is also excellent in design properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Masaki Kobayashi, Takashi Tokiwa
  • Patent number: 9891452
    Abstract: Provided is a magneto-optical material which does not absorb fiber laser light in a wavelength range of 0.9-1.1 ?m and does not cause a thermal lens, while having a larger Verdet constant than TGG crystals, and which is suitable for constituting a magneto-optical device such as an optical isolator. This magneto-optical material is formed of a single crystal of a rare earth oxysulfide that is represented by formula (1) or a transparent ceramic which contains, as a main component, a rare earth oxysulfide that is represented by formula (1), and this magneto-optical material has a Verdet constant of 0.14 min/(Oe·cm) or more at the wavelength of 1,064 nm. (TbxR1-x)2O2S??(1) (In the formula, x is 0.3 or more but less than 1; and R represents at least one rare earth element that is selected from the group consisting of yttrium, lutetium, gadolinium, holmium, scandium, ytterbium, europium and dysprosium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Masanori Ikari
  • Patent number: 9878942
    Abstract: Provided is a glass composition for glass fiber allowing spinning to be stably performed without mixing of red foreign substances into glass fibers. The glass composition for glass fiber includes, in relation to the total amount thereof, SiO2 in a content falling within a range from 57.0 to 60.0% by mass, Al2O3 in a content falling within a range from 17.5 to 20.0% by mass, MgO in a content falling within a range from 8.5 to 12.0% by mass, CaO in a content falling within a range from 10.0 to 13.0% by mass and B2O3 in a content falling within a range from 0.5 to 1.5% by mass, the total content of SiO2, Al2O3, MgO and CaO being 98.0% by mass or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nitto Boseki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nonaka, Norio Hirayama, Kazuaki Minami, Yosuke Nukui
  • Patent number: 9795557
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cosmetic composition that is stable, not sticky when used, has excellent moisture and smoothness, and maintains the effects for a long time without deterioration due to washing and/or sweating. Specifically, the present invention provides a cosmetic composition that comprises: (i) a polyalkylene oxide-modified product obtained by reacting a polyalkylene oxide compound, a diol compound, and a diisocyanate compound; and (ii) water or a lower alcohol aqueous solution, wherein the cosmetic composition comprises 0.3 mass % or more polyalkylene oxide-modified product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ozawa, Tsuyoshi Masuda, Yusuke Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9491987
    Abstract: Described are shoes, in particular a sports shoe, wherein at least a portion of an upper of the shoe includes a first layer and a functional second layer, wherein the functional second layer is directly printed onto the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Bruno Jean Antonelli, Nina Ludwig, Timothy Kelvin Robinson, Daniel Stephen Price, Jan Hill
  • Patent number: 9427342
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a woven fabric for use in an implantable medical device. The woven fabric comprises shape memory element strands woven with textile strands. At least one of the shape memory element strands has at least one float of at least five textile strands between binding points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James M. Carlson, Shyam S. V. Kuppurathanam, Fred T. Parker, Rebecca Sue Todd
  • Patent number: 9352258
    Abstract: A structure for collecting liquid droplets from an aerosol can have a structure and properties that are selected for efficient liquid collection. In particular, the strand radius and spacing of a mesh, and a material for coating the mesh, can be selected to provide efficient collection of water droplets from fog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: Kyoo-Chul Park, Shreerang S. Chhatre, Gareth H. McKinley, Robert E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9322121
    Abstract: A stitched sensor including a plurality of threads stitched to a textile in a stitch geometry is described. The plurality of threads includes a conductive thread, and the stitch geometry is configured such that an electrical property of the stitched sensor changes based on at least one of stretching, relaxation, or bending of the textile. Methods for forming a stitched sensor are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Lucy E. Dunne, Guido Gioberto
  • Patent number: 9287422
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a solar cell having a multi-layered structure that is used to generate, transport, and collect electric charges. The multi-layered nanostructure comprises a cathode, a conducting metal layer, a photo-active layer, a hole-transport layer, and an anode. The photo-active layer comprises a tree-like nanostructure array and a conjugate polymer filler. The tree-like nanostructure array is used as an electron acceptor while the conjugate polymer filler is as an electron donor. The tree-like nanostructure array comprises a trunk part and a branch part. The trunk part is formed in-situ on the surface of the conducting metal layer and is used to provide a long straight transport pathway to transport electrons. The large contact area between the branch part and the conjugate polymer filler provides electron-hole separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Wei-Fang Su, Chun-Wei Chen, Jih-Jen Wu, Yun-Yue Lin
  • Patent number: 9040438
    Abstract: The invention relates to low-viscosity, low-monomer aqueous polymer dispersions based on polychloroprene, and a process for the preparation thereof and the use thereof as a contact adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Peter Kueker, Juergen Kempkes, Bianka Lorenz, Peter Reichert, Winfried Jeske, Jose Colinas-Martinez
  • Publication number: 20150133016
    Abstract: A composite panel includes a support layer including a first plurality of prepreg plies wrapped around at least one mandrel; a mid-plane impact layer including a second plurality of prepreg plies, the mid-plane impact layer adjacent to the support layer; a upper skin layer including a third plurality of prepreg plies, the upper skin layer adjacent to the mid-place impact layer; and a lower skin layer including a fourth plurality of prepreg plies, the lower skin layer adjacent to the support layer; whereby each of the first, second, third, and fourth plurality of prepreg plies are co-cured to form the composite panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Bremmer, Darryl Mark Toni, William E. Hovan, III, Allan R. Macallister, JR., Jeffrey G. Sauer, Christian A. Rogg, Robert A. Lacko, David M. Lent, Andrew Varga
  • Publication number: 20150118179
    Abstract: Biocidally active cationic analogs of N-halamine having two biocidally active groups covalently bonded together in a single molecule and having general Formula (I). Compounds of Formula (I), and precursors thereof, can be in solution form immobilized onto a substrate via physical coating or covalent chemical bonding to functionalize surfaces or added into materials as additives so as to render them biocidal. The biocidal solutions and substrates comprising the compounds or precursors of the present invention can then be used to inactivate pathogenic microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Song Liu
  • Publication number: 20150111450
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyesters and fibers made therefrom. The fiber comprises a polymer, poly(trimethylene furandicarboxylate) (PTF), and PTF based copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Fredrik Nederberg, Bhuma Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20150089893
    Abstract: A joint tape for drywall includes a substrate layer having an elongate shape in a lengthwise direction and being flexible in the lengthwise direction and in a transverse direction. The tape further includes a covering layer disposed in bonding relation on the substrate layer. The covering layer is rigid in the transverse direction and configured to withstand compressive forces applied generally in the transverse direction and shear stresses applied generally along the transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Guy ROSENTHAL
  • Publication number: 20150084319
    Abstract: There is disclosed a non-coated base fabric for air bag characterized in that maximum value of inner pressure of a woven fabric in measurement of dynamic air permeability at 50 to 65° C. is 70 to 100 kpa and biaxial strain rate of the base fabric at that time is 2.9 to 4.0%. Preferably, a yarn which constitutes the woven fabric is Nylon 66 fiber, content of an oil component remaining in the woven fabric is 0.04 to 0.60% by weight to the woven fabric, main ingredient of the oil component is an olefin type polymer having a melting point of 60° C. or lower, and the woven fabric contains 20 to 200 ppm of a phosphorus component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsui, Toshio Owari, Shingo Sogabe, Miho Yamamoto, Yusuke Kojyo, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150079864
    Abstract: A non-coated woven fabric for air bag according to the present invention comprises a synthetic fiber containing 90% by weight or more of Nylon 66, characterized in that crimping rate of warp of the fabric is 10.0 to 13.0% while crimping rate of woof of the fabric is 6.0% or less, relative viscosity of Nylon 66 constituting the synthetic fiber in sulfuric acid is 3.15 to 3.7, the synthetic fiber contains 40 ppm to 200 ppm of phosphorus component and, when dynamic air permeability of the fabric is measured at a maximum pressure of 80±5 kPa based on ASTM D 6476 under the environment of 20° C.×65% RH, biaxial elongation strain hysteresis of the fabric during a transition from increased pressure to reduced pressure at 50 kPa is 0.69% to 1.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Toshio Owari, Shingo Sogabe, Miho Yamamoto, Yusuke Kojyo, Yoshihiro Matsui, Kenichi Funaki
  • Patent number: 8969223
    Abstract: A three dimensional woven preform, a fiber reinforced composite incorporating the preform, and methods of making thereof are disclosed. The woven preform includes one or more layers of a warp steered fabric. A portion of the warp steered fabric is compressed into a mold to form an upstanding leg. The preform includes the upstanding leg and a joggle in a body portion. The body portion and upstanding leg are integrally woven so there is continuous fiber across the preform. A portion of the warp steered fabric includes stretch broken carbon fibers in the warp direction, and another portion includes conventional carbon fibers. The warp steered fabric can be woven on a loom equipped with a differential take-up mechanism. The warp steered fabric can be a single or multilayer fabric. The preform or the composite can be a portion of an aircraft window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Goering, Craig Rowles
  • Patent number: 8962129
    Abstract: A rubber-reinforcing cord (12) as a rubber-reinforcing member of the present invention is a rubber-reinforcing member for reinforcing a rubber product (such as a toothed belt (1)). The rubber-reinforcing cord (12) includes a reinforcing fiber or a reinforcing fiber sheet, and a first coating film provided on a surface of the reinforcing fiber or a surface of the reinforcing fiber sheet. The first coating film is formed by applying a first treatment agent containing polyvinyl alcohol and a crosslinking agent to the reinforcing fiber or the reinforcing fiber sheet and drying the first treatment agent. In the reinforcing member of the present invention, a second coating film as a primary coating film may be provided on the surface of the reinforcing fiber or the surface of the reinforcing fiber sheet. The second coating film can be produced using a second treatment agent containing a rubber latex, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuaki Tai, Mitsuharu Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20150044415
    Abstract: The present invention follows from a number of recent discoveries relating to cellulose fibrils and crystals. Unique properties of these compositions provide for novel structural materials that exhibit extremely high strength per unit of mass. Structures and articles first taught herein may be formed by computer numerically controlled processing, extruding, molding, shearing, weaving, and various additive manufacturing techniques, as well as by other more traditional procedures. These structures and articles may be used as a skin or core in composite constructions. These structures and articles can be used as free standing shells or panels. They may be made into intricate forms, particularly in three spatial dimensions with sonic elements in tension and some elements in compression to realize high performance functionalities. Cellulose matter is a dominate part of these compositions, making the articles fully biodegradable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: John B. Read, Daniel Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20150044927
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and article made therefrom and processes of making them. The composition comprises a polymer, the polymer comprising a repeat unit of formula shown below: wherein the polymer is derived from an aromatic diamine comprising m-phenylene diamine, and an aromatic diacid or a derivative thereof comprising furan dicarboxylic acid or derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: E I Du Pont DE Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Justin W. Chan, Fredrik Nederberg, Bhuma Rajagopalan, Sharlene Renee Williams, Michael W. Cobb
  • Publication number: 20150038041
    Abstract: Multi-functional and high-performing fabric comprising a first layer of yarns woven to form the fabric wherein the yarns comprise at least one unitary graphene-based continuous graphitic fiber comprising at least 90% by weight of graphene planes that are chemically bonded with one another having an inter-planar spacing d002 from 0.3354 nm to 0.4 nm as determined by X-ray diffraction and an oxygen content less than 5% by weight. A majority of the graphene planes in such a continuous graphitic fiber are parallel to one another and parallel to a fiber axis direction. The graphitic fiber contains no core-shell structure, has no helically arranged graphene domains or domain boundaries, and has a porosity level less than 5% by volume, more typically less than 2%, and most typically less than 1% (practically pore-free).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 8932965
    Abstract: Fabrics containing camouflage patterns are produced from dyes wherein at least certain of the colors contained in the pattern contain a low reflectance dye. The low reflectance dye is added to one or more colors in the pattern in order to preserve the camouflage pattern when viewed through night vision goggles as relatively long wavelengths, such at wavelengths greater than 900 nm. In one embodiment, the low reflectance dye comprises a thiazine. The low reflectance dye is blended with other dyes to produce colors in the pattern. By altering the concentration of the low reflectance dye in each of the colors, the colors contained in the camouflage pattern remain separate and distinct even at relatively long wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Textile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale R. Wendel
  • Publication number: 20150002364
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to cyanate resin blends comprising, for example, a mixture of a cyanate monomer and a cyanate oligomer. The resin blends are effective to provide a dielectric constant of less than 2.7, a glass transition temperature of at least 150° C. and a moisture absorption of less than 1.5%. Radomes using the resin are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kapsoo Cheon, Marie J. Hersman, Ajay Padwal
  • Publication number: 20150004863
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing carbon fiber fabrics, in which a fabric of carbon fiber (1) is impregnated with a silicone, polyurethane or acrylic emulsion (4) which is then dried together with the fabric (1). The present invention also relates to a fabric manufactured with this process as well as a coating for motor vehicles comprising this fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Attilio Masini
  • Patent number: 8906814
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention relates to a method of preparing metal oxide coated substrates for various potential applications, and the coated substrate formed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jung Ah Lee, Randall M. Hill, Paula T. Hammond, Gregory C. Rutledge, Kevin C. Krogman
  • Publication number: 20140356574
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that a combination of substrate layers and insulation layers is configured to provide improved thermal insulation. The fabric composites are constructed to form a radiant barrier against heat loss via radiation and via conduction from a body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 8901017
    Abstract: Binder compositions are described, where the compositions include a protein, a first crosslinking compound that includes a carbohydrate, and a second crosslinking compound that includes two or more primary amine groups. The first and second crosslinking compounds may be individually crosslinkable with each other and with the protein. Also described are fiber products that may include inorganic or organic fibers and a cured thermoset binder prepared from a protein and at least two crosslinking compounds. Additionally, methods of making fiber products are described that include providing inorganic or organic fibers, and applying a liquid binder composition to the fibers to form a fiber-binder amalgam. The liquid binder composition may include a protein and at least two crosslinking compounds that include a carbohydrate and an organic amine with two or more primary amines. The amalgam may be heated to a curing temperature to form the fiber product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Jawed Asrar, Uranchimeg Lester
  • Publication number: 20140342627
    Abstract: Fiber-containing composites are described that contain woven or non-woven fibers, and a cured binder formed from a binder composition that includes (1) a reducing sugar and (2) a crosslinking agent that includes a reaction product of a urea compound and a polycarbonyl compound. Exemplary reaction products for the crosslinking agent may include the reaction product of urea and an ?,?-bicarbonyl compound or an ?,?-bicarbonyl compound. Exemplary fiber-containing composites may include fiberglass insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kiarash Alavi
  • Publication number: 20140342629
    Abstract: Provided is a composite fiber capable of forming a fabric giving a good wearing feeling to a human body. This composite fiber is composed of a polyurethane elastomer having a glass transition temperature of 15 to 50° C. as a component A, and a readily soluble thermoplastic polymer as a component B. In a cross section of the fiber, the component A constitutes a core, and the component B covers 70% or longer of the circumference of the component A. The component B may be, for example, a readily soluble polyester or thermoplastic polyvinyl alcohol-based polymer. The composite ratio (mass ratio) of the component A to the component B may be 90:10 to 40:60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKATSUKA, Nobuhiro KOGA, Eiji AKIBA, Shunichi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140342628
    Abstract: The invention relates to navel thermoplastic (co)polyimides and to the methods of synthesis thereof. The invention specifically relates to semi-aromatic thermoplastic (co)polyimides obtained by polymerisation of at least one aromatic compound comprising two anhydride functions and/or the derivatives thereof, especially carboxylic acid and/or ester, and at least one diamine of formula (I) NH2—R—NH2 wherein R is a saturated aliphatic hydrocarbonated divalent radical, the two amine functions thereof being separated by 4 to 6 carbon atoms, and 1 or 2 hydrogen atoms of the divalent radical being substituted by 1 or 2 methyl and/or ethyl groups. Said (co)polyimides can be transformed into plastic items by various methods such as extrusion, moulding or blowing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Stéphane Jeol
  • Patent number: 8888464
    Abstract: Method for fabricating a reinforcing coating for a part made of composite material. Pre-impregnated reinforcing fibers are used in the form of slivers and said slivers are laid on the part in two layers of longitudinal slivers by being placed thereon. This fabrication makes provision for using an angular orientation for the slivers of each layer respectively of 0° and of some other angle relative to said determined direction of the solid body for covering using an interlaced pattern type that gives layer crossing lines parallel to a longitudinal axis of the solid body for covering, which pattern type is selected to form interlacing patterns that limit the number of layer crossing lines along the longitudinal axis of the solid body for covering to a single line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Jacques Gaffiero, André Amari, Bénédicte Rinaldi, Didier Trallero
  • Publication number: 20140322463
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unidirectionally-oriented film comprising a thermoplastic polyester and a polycarbonate. The unidirectionally-oriented film may further comprise an anti-blocking agent and/or a slip agent. Depending on its width, the films of the invention may be used for food packaging; it may be used for strapping cartons, boxes, pallets, textile bales; and it may be used for woven tape fabric. The fabric woven from films of the invention may be used for making sacks, flexible intermediate bulk containers, hot fill jumbo bags for materials such as bitumen, PVC coated fabrics for flex signage, carpet backing, geo textiles, geogrids, metallised fabrics, and self-reinforced composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Zahir Bashir, Johannes Hubertus Lohmeijer, Herbert Furst, Robert Kraus
  • Publication number: 20140315460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a carbon fiber that can be suitably used as a transparent conductive material for forming transparent flexible conductive films and the like, more particularly, to a method for producing a carbon fiber having an outermost surface composed of edges of graphenes, and to a carbon fiber produced by the production method. The production method comprises a step of pre-baking a fiber of an organic compound so as to contain remaining hydrogen, and a step of putting the pre-baked fiber of the organic compound in a closed vessel made of a heat resistant material and subjecting the pre-baked fiber together with the vessel to hot isostatic pressing treatment using a compressed gas atmosphere, wherein a maximum ultimate temperature in the hot isostatic pressing treatment is 1000 to 2000° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Kazuo Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20140302735
    Abstract: Geocomposite articles that can provide a barrier against high conductivity water e.g., ocean water, are described and their method of manufacture, for waterproofing surfaces that contact high conductivity water. The geocomposite article mat includes a woven or non-woven geotextile sheet or mat containing a powdered or granular partially cross-linked acrylamide/acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer across its entire major surface(s). The powdered or granular copolymer has an unexpectedly high free-swell when hydrated with High Conductivity water, such as ocean water. A liquid-impermeable cover sheet is adhered to the upper major surfaces of the filled copolymer-carrying geotextile to provide a primary high conductivity water barrier layer that, if ruptured, is sealed by the swell of an underlying layer of water-insoluble, partially cross-linked acrylamide/acrylic acid copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Donovan, Thomas W. Beihoffer, Nataliya V. Larionova, Marek R. Mosiewicz