Including A Free Metal Or Alloy Constituent Patents (Class 442/376)
  • Patent number: 10316158
    Abstract: A production method for a fiber-reinforced composite material comprises: a step of stacking a prepreg plurally to obtain a prepreg-stacked body; and a step of heating the prepreg-stacked body to cure a resin, wherein the prepreg comprises: a reinforcing fiber layer including reinforcing fibers and a resin composition with which the space between fibers of the reinforcing fibers is impregnated and which contains (A) a benzoxazine resin, (B) an epoxy resin, and (C) a curing agent having 2 or more phenolic hydroxy groups in a molecule; and a surface layer provided on at least one surface of the reinforcing fiber layer and containing (A) to (C) components, and (D) polyamide resin particles having an average particle size of 5 to 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Minami, Takayuki Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Fukuda, Naoyuki Sekine, Masanori Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20140287639
    Abstract: A nanowire composite, a nanowire composite film, a transparent electrode, a method of preparing a nanowire composite, and a method of preparing a nanowire composite film are provided. The nanowire composite includes metallic nanowires and an organic compound that connects the metallic nanowires to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hyoyoung LEE, Yang LI
  • Publication number: 20130273795
    Abstract: This invention provides a new class of medical devices and implants comprising amorphous metal alloys. The medical devices and implants may be temporary or permanent and may comprise other materials as well, such as polymers, ceramics, and conventional crystalline or polycrystalline metal alloys. Specifically, this invention provides implantable surgical fabrics comprising amorphous metal alloys. The presence of amorphous metal alloys in these fabrics can serve a variety of purposes, including structurally reinforcing the surgical fabric and/or imparting to the fabric the ability to shield against harmful radiation. The fabric may be used inside or outside the body during medical procedures. Further, the implantable surgical fabrics may be woven or non-woven fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: ZULI HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventor: Jacob RICHTER
  • Publication number: 20130212789
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that there is at least one metal layer, forming a radiant barrier to reduce heat loss via radiation from the human body, and insulating this metal layer from heat loss via conduction, and a process for its manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 8309200
    Abstract: A reflective insulation system. The reflective insulation system includes a reflective layer such as aluminum, a layer of fiberglass, and a layer of vapor retarding material. A first side of the layer of fiberglass is bonded to the reflective layer by a deposit of hot melt glue. The second side of the layer of fiberglass is bonded to the layer of vapor retarding material by a second deposit of hot melt glue. The vapor retarding layer may be a plastic material, such as polypropylene or a reflective material, such as aluminum. In an alternate construction, the reflective layer has a transverse dimension that is narrower than the vapor retarding material such that edge portions of the reflective layer are spaced inwardly with respect to edges of said vapor retarder material. A strip of adhesive tape, preferably foil tape, overlies and secures edge portions of the reflective and vapor retarder layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Zupon, David Dejarlais, James Gambatese, Stephen Neff
  • Patent number: 8247333
    Abstract: A cellular material that can provide a unique combination of properties and characteristics for a variety of applications requiring a cellular solid that possesses one or more of the following characteristics: (1) efficient load support in one or more directions, (2) excellent mechanical impact energy absorption and vibration suppression potential, (3) high convection heat transfer throughout, (4) low pumping requirements for fluid throughput, for example in a second direction orthogonal to one or more load-bearing directions, (5) a substantially linear dependence of the Young's and shear moduli along with the tensile, compressive and shear yield strengths upon relative density (6) a potentially inexpensive textile-based synthetic approach, (7) excellent filtration potential, (8) a high surface area to volume ratio for enhanced activity as a catalyst or catalyst support (9) interconnected, open porosity for device storage, biological tissue in-growth or other functionalities requiring open space, and (10) ext
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: David J. Sypeck, Haydn N. G. Wadley
  • Publication number: 20120164906
    Abstract: A laminate is generally provided having alcohol repellency properties. In one particular embodiment, the laminate includes a meltblown web bonded to a spunbond web (e.g., a SM laminate, a SMS laminate, a SMMS laminate, etc.). A fluorinated polymeric coating is attached to the surface of the spunbond web (e.g., grafted). The fluorinated polymeric coating comprises a perfluoroalkyl(alkyl) (meth)acrylate monomer polymerized on the surface of the spunbond web via exposure to a low frequency energy source. The perfluoroalkyl(alkyl) (meth)acrylate monomer has a perfluoroalkyl side groups comprising —(CF2)z—F, where z is an integer from 1 to 6. The laminate has an alcohol repellency of greater than 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Ali Yahiaoui, Anthony S. Spencer, Linda Connor Sledge, John Joseph Lassig, Eric Edward Lennon
  • Patent number: 8192765
    Abstract: An antimicrobial and chemical deactivating composition for use in a liquid medium or for incorporation into a coating, structural plastic materials, thin microporous membranes, textiles and sponges. The composition includes macrosize or submicron particles of silver, platinum with silver and their salts with parabens, oxide, salicylate, acetate, citrate, benzoate and phosphate along with copper and zinc salts of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: ICET, Inc.
    Inventor: Shantha Sarangapani
  • Publication number: 20110294387
    Abstract: One or more layers of structured thermoplastic polymer, such as a light weight veil of thermoplastic polymer fibers, are located within the interleaf zone of laminates that are composed of fibrous layers and thermosetting resin. The thermoplastic veils are used in the interleaf zones as a replacement for thermoplastic toughening particles. The structured thermoplastic polymer may be coated with a conductive material to improve electrical conductivity through the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Hexcel Composites, Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Simmons, Dana Blair, Steve Mortimer
  • Patent number: 8029654
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a complex material in which an ion conduction film is curved and deformed when a potential difference is applied, which is operated at small electric power, has a large deformation amount, quick response performances, large degree of freedom in shape, and is easy in control of deformation, while having strength and durability necessary for practical use and being excellent in an economical aspect. A conductive cloth (preferably having stretchability), which is made conductive through plating of metal on a cloth or metal complex implantation, is joined as an electrode to both surfaces of the ion conduction film (the film in which an ion exchange film or ion liquid is immersed) made of a fluororesin and the like. When the potential difference is applied, the ion conduction film is deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Takagi, Masakazu Nomura, Eiichi Shoji, Kazuyuki Murase
  • Patent number: 8030229
    Abstract: A composite material comprising at least a first layer which comprises a surfactant component, surfactant-generated microcells, a filler component and a binder component; and a second layer which comprises a metallic component. The composite material may further comprise a substrate to which the first layer is adhered. The composite materials have heat insulating, and fire resistant characteristics and are particularly suited for use in building materials and mattresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: ElkCorp.
    Inventors: Younger Ahluwalia, Matti Kiik, Thomas D. Karol
  • Patent number: 8025985
    Abstract: A metallized composite sheet having low emissivity formed by coating a metallized moisture vapor permeable sheet with at least one outer inorganic coating layer, wherein the moisture vapor permeability of the composite sheet is at least about 80% of the moisture vapor permeability of the starting sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Michel Nutz, Aloyse Nicolas Wilmes
  • Patent number: 8017531
    Abstract: A composite material comprising a substrate having an ionic charge which is coated with a coating having essentially the same ionic charge and a metallic component adhered on one or both sides of the coated substrate. The coating consists essentially of a filler material comprising clay and a binder material. The substrate is preferably fiberglass, the filler material may further comprise at least one additional filler selected from the group consisting of decabromodiphenyloxide, antimony trioxide, fly ash, charged calcium carbonate, mica, glass microspheres and ceramic microspheres and mixtures thereof and the binder material is preferably acrylic latex. The metallic component is preferably aluminum foil. The composite material has heat insulating and fire resistant characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: ElkCorp
    Inventors: Younger Ahluwalia, Matti Kiik, Thomas D. Karol
  • Publication number: 20110159764
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to metal- or metal alloy-coated sheet materials (hereinafter, “metal-coated sheet material”) including, but not limited to, fabrics and veils which have a metal content of between one (1) and fifty (50) grams per square meter (gsm). The metal-coated sheet materials may be used as-is or in conjunction with prepregs, adhesives or surfacing films to provide lightning strike protection (LSP) and/or bulk conductivity, among other benefits, to the resultant composite article. In one embodiment, the metal-coated sheet material is impregnated with a resin. According to embodiments of the invention, a metal is applied to one or two sides of the fabric or veil by a physical vapor deposition coating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CYTEC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Richard Thomas Price, Abdel Abusafieh
  • Publication number: 20110003116
    Abstract: The invention relates to sarking which has a layer reflecting IR light. Said reflecting layer, which is a metal layer, is coated with a protective layer containing a plastic with added amorphous SiO2 in order to prevent corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Andreas Drechsler, Martino Cevales
  • Publication number: 20100255745
    Abstract: An article includes fibers formed from a compound having the general chemical formula R—Si—H. In this formula, R is an organic or an inorganic group. The fibers also have metal disposed thereon. The article is formed from a method including two steps. The method of forming the article includes the step of electrospinning the compound to form the fibers. The method also includes the step of disposing the metal onto the fibers to form the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Donald Liles, Bonnie Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20100247855
    Abstract: A durable metallized moisture vapor permeable sheet is formed by coating a moisture vapor permeable sheet with at least one metal coating comprising a layer of a corrosion resistant metal or a plurality of metal layers having differing compositions. The metallized moisture vapor permeable sheet material is suitable for use as a building construction wrap such as roof lining and house wrap, and as EMF radiation shielding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Ioannis V. Bletsos, Peter Francis Carcia
  • Patent number: 7799710
    Abstract: A foamed composite armor laminate comprising interleaved combinations of ballistic resistant fabrics, and ceramic and/or metallic plates or sheets in a polymeric foam matrix. The foamed composite armor can be fabricated by inserting polymer powder or sheets between layers of fabric and/or ceramic or metallic sheets to form a laminated structure, heating this laminated structure under pressure to form a consolidated panel, and then foaming the polymeric portion of the consolidated panel in an autoclave or pressure vessel by saturating the polymeric portion with inert gas at elevated temperature, rapidly releasing the pressure and controllably cooling the laminated structure to ambient. Alternatively, pre-foamed panels can be laminated to fabric, ceramic and/or metallic sheets using adhesives or the like. Through proper selection of the various elements of the laminate, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Seng Tan
  • Patent number: 7737060
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, medical devices are provided that contain at least one multi-component polymeric fiber. The multi-component polymeric fiber further contains at least two components of differing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick H. Strickler, Barron Tenney
  • Publication number: 20090215344
    Abstract: A system that receives nanomaterials, forms nanofibrous materials therefrom, and collects these nanofibrous materials for subsequent applications. The system is coupled to a chamber that generates nanomaterials, typically carbon nanotubes produced from chemical vapor deposition, and includes a mechanism for spinning the nanotubes into yarns or tows. Alternatively, the system includes a mechanism for forming non-woven sheets from the nanotubes. The system also includes components for collecting the formed nanofibrous materials. Methods for forming and collecting the nanofibrous materials are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown, Jared K. Chaffee, Bruce Resnicoff, Peter Antoinette
  • Patent number: 7563733
    Abstract: A composite material comprising a first layer which comprises a surfactant component, surfactant-generated microcells, a gel catalyst component and a binder component, and a second layer which comprises a metallic component is provided. The first layer may further comprise a filler component. In addition, the composite material may further comprise a substrate to which the first layer is adhered. The composite materials have heat insulating and fire resistant characteristics and are particularly suited for use in building materials and mattresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: ElkCorp
    Inventors: Younger Ahluwalia, Matti Kiik, Thomas D. Karol
  • Patent number: 7556854
    Abstract: An insulation package comprising a layer of material having a cellular structure disposed between a first layer of high-strength polymeric fabric and a second layer of high-strength polymeric fabric. The insulation provides protection for critical fluid systems, such as fuel, hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, thermal, and mechanical systems from high-energy projectiles such as fragments from the disintegration of high-speed turbines and engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tibor Farkas, Todd E. Jensen, Bich Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20090075019
    Abstract: An internal lining of several layers having anti-microbial effect is described for an item of equipment suitable for at least temporarily covering body parts; in particular, the layers include at least one layer made from a woven fabric and/or knitted and/or non-woven fabric with an anti-microbial effect wherein the fabric contains a metal, which metal is integrated in a filament, a fiber and/or a spunbonded fiber or spunbonded yarn; and at least one other layer of a semi-permeable membrane made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and/or a polymeric laminate. The method of production of the multiple layered internal lining with an antimicrobial effect is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: ESKA Lederhandschunhfabrik
    Inventor: Paul Loos
  • Publication number: 20090011674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a metalized textile fabric, which comprises a textile fabric being (A) printed with a printing formulation comprising as a component at least one metal powder (a) selected from pulverulent Zn, Ni, Cu, Sn, Co, Mn, Fe, Mg, Pb, Cr and Bi, mixtures and alloys thereof, (B) thermally treated in one or more steps, (C) depositing a further metal on the textile fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Antonino Raffaele Addamo, Ralf Norenberg, Bettina Sobotka, Tibor Duris, Rene Lochtman, Norbert Wagner, Norbert Schneider, Jurgen Pfister
  • Patent number: 7452833
    Abstract: A heat reflective garment interlining laminate is provided that includes a continuous filament layer and a metallized thermoplastic film. The laminate is characteristically low-cost and suitable for such apparel applications as sports clothing, military clothing, camping gear, hunting/fishing clothing, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Russell, Chris Haas
  • Publication number: 20080213551
    Abstract: A layered structure produced by metallizing a substrate including: (a) providing a transfer film including film layer and metal layer bonded together by a cured breakaway layer; (b) providing a substrate; (c) applying electron beam curable transfer adhesive to a portion of the substrate; (d) securing the transfer film to the substrate, where the transfer adhesive is between the metal layer and substrate, forming an intermediate product; (e) passing the intermediate product through an electron beam curing apparatus to cure the transfer adhesive; and (f) removing the transfer film. In the metallized product, the cured breakaway coating is bonded only to the metal. The cured breakaway layer preferably has a cured elongation at break, in tension, of less than about 20%. Precise metallized edges are produced, e.g., edge variation of about ±0.010 in., or better. The process can be utilized with total or selective metal transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Unifoil Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Funicelli, Robert Gallino
  • Publication number: 20080176082
    Abstract: A film of a filler resin is disposed on at least one surface of a metal-coated cloth, and a flame retardant film of a mixed resin of a flame retardant and a thermoplastic resin is disposed on at least one of the surface of the film of the filler resin or a surface of the metal-coated cloth on which a film of the filler resin is not disposed. As the filler resin and the thermoplastic resin, at least one selected from the group consisting of an acrylate resin, a urethane resin and a polyester resin can be used, and as the flame retardant, at least one selected from the group consisting of a bromine compound, a phosphorous compound and an antimony compound can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Sachiyo Sakagawa, Toru Takegawa
  • Patent number: 7365031
    Abstract: A fabric including within its construction a first elongated electrical conductor crossed by a second elongated electrical conductor, the conductors being normally biased apart at a crossover point of said fibres with an air gap between them, whereby application of pressure in a direction substantially normal to a plane of the fabric causes the conductors to make contact. The fabric may be woven, knitted, non-woven or plaited. The fabric can be used as a pressure sensor, switch or other sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Intelligent Textiles Limited
    Inventors: Stanley Shigezo Swallow, Asha Peta-Thomson
  • Publication number: 20080038981
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, quick drying towel is provided is comprised of fabrics that use technologies that enable these fabrics to move moisture by means of accelerating capillary action, or wicking. This wicking process spreads the moisture to the surface area of the towel very quickly, moving the moisture away from the body of the user to the surface of the towel where the moisture is able to quickly evaporate. Other features include a lightweight, space saving feature for packing and travel, an anti-microbial feature so the towel is more hygienic, and/or SPF sun protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Leslie Hanes
  • Publication number: 20080026662
    Abstract: Disclosed are thixotropic compositions that are curable using ultraviolet and visible radiation. In addition, methods of applying the compositions to fiber substrates such as paper are described, as are methods of curing the coated products. Partially or fully water-resistant articles made using these compositions, such as snow melting mats, windshield protectors, and freezer defrosting sheets are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: ECOLOGY COATINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Sally Judith Weine Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20070224408
    Abstract: An adhesive as a heat resistant rubber-based adhesive is applied to a region (peripheral region) of integration of a metal sheet (Al sheet) and a resin and to a region (peripheral region) of integration of a fiber sheet (CF sheet) and a resin. The metal sheet and fiber sheet are temporarily fixed to dry the adhesive, then, the joined article is accommodated in an injection molding machine, a polycarbonate resin is injected, and the joined article (metal sheet and fiber sheet) is integrally molded with the polycarbonate resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Kimura, Masanobu Ishiduka
  • Patent number: 7166547
    Abstract: An under carpet heat shield/floor pan insulator is provided for a vehicle. The shield/insulator includes an acoustical and thermal insulating layer of polymer fiber that shows no signs of any thickness increase, delamination, deterioration or any undesirable effect which may affect performance for at least 330 hours when maintained at a temperature of at least approximately 150° C. The shield/insulator may include a relatively high density, nonlaminate skin of polymer fiber and/or one or more facing layers constructed from polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Owens Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Tilton, Bharat D. Patel, Thomas T. Block, Larry E. Targett
  • Patent number: 7109136
    Abstract: A conductive (electrical, ionic, and photoelectric) polymer membrane article, comprising a non-woven membrane of polymer fibers, wherein at least some of the fibers have diameters of less than one micron; and wherein the membrane has an electrical conductivity of at least about 10?6 S/cm. Also disclosed is the method of making such an article, comprising electrostatically spinning a spin dope comprising a polymer carrier and/or a conductive polymer or conductive nanoparticles, to provide inherent conductivity in the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Kris Senecal, Lynne Samuelson, Michael Sennett, Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
  • Patent number: 7105227
    Abstract: The leather-like sheet substrate of the invention comprises a nonwoven fabric of three-dimensionally entangled superfine fibers (A) of at most 0.5 dtex in fineness and a polymer elastomer (B) filled in the entangled interspaces of the nonwoven fabric, in which the superfine fibers (A) comprise an organophosphorus component-copolymerized polyester and the polymer elastomer (B) contains a metal hydroxide or is copolymerized with an organophosphorus component. The leather-like sheet substrate of the invention and artificial leather obtained from it contain no halogen and are resistant to flames. These have a soft feel and are suitable to applications in the interior field that requires flame retardancy, especially to seats for vehicles, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yasuda, Yasuhiro Takeda, Shuhei Ishino, Yoshihiro Tanba
  • Patent number: 7053013
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an X-ray absorbing material that can be used in medicine as well as in the manufacture of special protective clothing, protective screens, housings, protective coatings and isolation materials. In a first embodiment, the material uses as a filler a poly-dispersed mixture, segregated by kneading and containing metallic particles having a size between 10?9 and 10?3 m, wherein the particles are bonded to the surface of a textile base. The density of the material is defined by the relation qN=(0.01–0.020) qP, where qN is filler. In a second embodiment, the invention uses as a filler the above mixture, although here the particles are surrounded by the volume of a matrix made of a compound that solidifies under atmospheric pressure. The total mass of the poly-dispersed and segregated mixture is defined by the relation M=(0.05–0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventors: Igor Stepanovitch Nosov, Vladimir Ivanovich Tkatchenko, Valeriy Anatolievich Ivanov, Valeriy Ivanovich Petchenkin, Stanislav Yurivich Sokolov
  • Patent number: 7053014
    Abstract: A burner membrane comprising a textile fabric. The textile fabric comprising at least 60% by weight of machined metal fiber bundles, having a bundle voluminousity in the range of 1 to 15% and a torsion rate in the range of 10 to 80 turns/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignees: N.V. Bekaert S.A., Bekaert Combustion Technology NV
    Inventor: Gabriël Dewaegheneire
  • Patent number: 6927183
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reinforced article with an injected inner reinforcing mixture layer deposited between a covering material and a core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Diversitech Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis Christen
  • Patent number: 6890636
    Abstract: A thermally stable, non-woven, fibrous paper comprising at least one polymer represented by structural formula I: wherein R1-6 are the same or different and comprise H, a hydroxyl group, a straight or branched alkyl, cycloalkyl, polycycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, alkaryl, alkoxy, aryl, aralkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl group containing approximately 1 to approximately 50 carbon atom(s), carbonyls, esters, carbonates, amides, ketenes, epoxides, a silyl or siloxyl group containing approximately 1 to approximately 50 silicon atom(s), and combinations thereof; wherein X1-4 are the same or different and comprise N, O, S, or Se; and wherein n is an integer ranging in value from 1 to approximately 10,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Sordal Incorporated
    Inventor: Dale Danver
  • Patent number: 6878649
    Abstract: A low-emission skin material of the present invention comprises a decorative layer made of a fibrous substance comprising 60% by weight or more of bright fiber based on the total weight of the fibrous substance; a reflective layer laminated to the decorative layer and capable of reflecting visible radiation, near-infrared radiation, mid-infrared radiation and far-infrared radiation; and a support layer laminated to the reflective layer to support the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Harata, Hiroki Nagayama
  • Patent number: 6872673
    Abstract: A laminate and insulation board containing such laminate and a method of making the board are disclosed. The products are useful for residences and light commercial buildings. Such boards possess high strength, excellent structural integrity, and excellent oxygen and water vapor barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Edward Sider & Company
    Inventor: John J. MacAulay
  • Patent number: 6835448
    Abstract: A friction material for a liquid medium, according to the invention, consists of a fibre mat impregnated with a thermosetting resin, the fibres having a length of at least 12 mm. The method of producing such a material includes the following steps: a) a mixture of fibres of the same nature or of different natures is produced in a mixer; b) the mixture is carded to form a card web; c) the card web is lapped; d) the lap thus formed is needled; e) the needled mat is impregnated with a thermosetting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Valeo Materiaux de Friction
    Inventors: Denis Menard, Richard Guerin, Jean-Pierre Boutaud, Gérard Jacq
  • Patent number: 6831024
    Abstract: The conductive fabric is fabricated by preparing a base fibrous fabric substrate having the form of a woven, non-woven, or mesh sheet, forming a first layer formed on the fibrous fabric substrate in accordance with an electroless plating process, the first layer being made of copper, and forming a second layer as an externally exposed layer, on the first layer continuously, the second layer being made of gold or platinum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignees: AMIC Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun-Ki Kim
  • Publication number: 20040242108
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric includes fibres such that a proportion of the fibres have a length of from about 0.1 to 1.5 mm. The fibres may be homogenous, heterogeneous, and/or mixed waste materials of small particle size and the proportion of binder present is about 15% w/w or less. Processes for manufacturing such a nonwoven fabric and uses of such fabric are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Stephen J. Russell, Ali Pourmohammadi
  • Patent number: 6797356
    Abstract: A reflective insulation system. The reflective insulation system includes a reflective layer such as aluminum, a layer of fiberglass, and a layer of vapor retarding material. A first side of the layer of fiberglass is bonded to the reflective layer by a deposit of hot melt glue. The second side of the layer of fiberglass is bonded to the layer of vapor retarding material by a second deposit of hot melt glue. The vapor retarding layer may be a plastic material, such as polypropylene or a reflective material, such as aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: CGI Silvercote Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Zupon, David Dejarlais, James Gambatese, Stephen Neff
  • Patent number: 6790520
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vibration dampening laminate that is lightweight and has superior sound insulation and vibration dampening properties. The vibration dampening laminate comprises a constraining layer, a viscoelastic adhesive layer, a foam spacing layer and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer including a release layer. The pressure sensitive adhesive layer and release layer are contoured to fit a profile of the article being soundproofed and vibration dampened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Collins & Aikman Products Co.
    Inventors: John Todd, Robert S. Boyd, Melvyn J. Care
  • Publication number: 20040147193
    Abstract: A burner membrane comprising a textile fabric. The textile fabric comprising at least 60% by weight of machined metal fiber bundles, having a bundle voluminousity in the range of 1 to 15% and a torsion rate in the range of 10 to 80 turns/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Gabriel De Waegheneire
  • Publication number: 20040127132
    Abstract: Nonwoven barrier laminates are provided having a desirable balance of properties, including barrier properties, strength, static dissipation, fluid repellency, aesthetics and tactile properties. The nonwoven barrier laminates of the invention generally include outer spunbonded layers, at least one hydrophobic microporous layer between the outer spunbonded layers, and at least one discrete layer of electrically conductive strands. A multiplicity of discrete bond sites bond the various layers of the nonwoven barrier laminate into a coherent fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Henry Samuel Berman, Samuel Charles Baer
  • Publication number: 20040127130
    Abstract: A magnetic material-nanomaterial heterostructural nanorod is provided. The magnetic material-nanomaterial heterostructural nanorod includes a nanomaterial template and a magnetic material. As the magnetic material, the film of a mono-compositional magnetic metal, magnetic ceramic, a multi-compositional magnetic metal, or magnetic ceramic alloy can be deposited on the tip of the nanomaterial template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Gyu Chul Yi, Suk Woo Jung
  • 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: 6730622
    Abstract: An electrical cable of the present invention comprises a plurality of spaced, parallel flat conductors. Each of the plurality of flat conductors was previously integral with each immediately adjacent flat conductor. A dielectric material is holds the conductors in the spaced, parallel relationship. The dielectric material can be a polymer film, a nonwoven, or other polymer materials such as PTFE, or expanded PTFE. The cable of the present invention is made by providing first and second webs of dielectric materials and a third sheet of conductive material. The first and second web materials are bonded to the third sheet of conductive material in a face-to-face layered relationship thereby forming a bonded laminate. The bonded laminate is then incrementally stretched to separate the sheet of conductive material in to spaced, parallel flat conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, Douglas Herrin Benson, John Brian Strube