Coated Or Impregnated Woven, Knit, Or Nonwoven Fabric Which Is Not (a) Associated With Another Preformed Layer Or Fiber Layer Or, (b) With Respect To Woven And Knit, Characterized, Respectively, By A Particular Or Differential Weave Or Knit, Wherein The Coating Or Impregnation Is Neither A Foamed Material Nor A Free Metal Or Alloy Layer Patents (Class 442/59)
  • Patent number: 10808074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound having the following structure I: where Ar1, Ar2; R1, m, and n are defined herein. The compound of the present invention is useful as an open time additive in waterborne coatings compositions, particularly waterborne paint compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Edward D. Daugs, John J. Rabasco, Antony K. Van Dyk, Tianlan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10800894
    Abstract: A resin supply material used for press molding or vacuum-pressure molding of a fiber-reinforced resin includes a reinforcing fiber base material and a thermosetting resin, wherein a tensile rupture strain of the reinforcing fiber base material is 1% or more at temperature T, and/or a tensile strength of the reinforcing fiber base material is 0.5 MPa or more at the temperature T, wherein Temperature T is a temperature at which the viscosity of the thermosetting resin is minimum in heating of the thermosetting resin at a temperature elevation rate of 1.5° C./minute from 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takehara, Satoshi Seike, Masato Honma, Satomi Hiasa
  • Patent number: 10787806
    Abstract: An expansion joint system includes a cover plate; a spline attached to the cover plate; and foam having a fire retardant material included therein in an amount effective to pass testing mandated by UL 2079. The spline depends from the cover plate and is configured to be positioned in a gap between substrates such that the cover plate overlies the gap. The foam is compressible between a first face of the spline and one of the substrates and the foam is compressible between a second face of the spline and the other of the substrates, and the expansion joint system is configured to facilitate compression of the foam when installed between the substrates by repeatedly expanding and contracting to accommodate movement of the substrates; and the foam with the fire retardant material included therein is configured to pass the testing mandated by UL 2079.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Lester Hensley, Bill Witherspoon
  • Patent number: 10787805
    Abstract: An expansion joint system includes a cover plate; a spline attached to the cover plate; and a core having a fire retardant material included therein in an amount effective to pass testing mandated by UL 2079. The spline depends from the cover plate and is configured to be positioned in a gap between substrates such that the cover plate overlies the gap. The core is compressible between a first face of the spline and one of the substrates and is compressible between a second face of the spline and the other of the substrates, and the expansion joint system is configured to facilitate compression of the core when installed between the substrates by repeatedly expanding and contracting to accommodate movement of the substrates; and the core with the fire retardant material included therein is configured to pass the testing mandated by UL 2079.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Lester Hensley, Bill Witherspoon
  • Patent number: 10716422
    Abstract: A disposable liquid-binding floor mat includes a water penetration layer, a water absorption layer, a water-proof layer and a self-adhesive layer. The water penetration layer is a thin piece of non-woven fabric and is superimposed on the water absorption layer. The water absorption layer is made of a hydrophilic thin plate and is superimposed between the water penetration layer and the water-proof layer. The water-proof layer is made of a water-proof film material and is superimposed between the water absorption layer and the self-adhesive layer. The self-adhesive layer is made of a self-adhesive material and is superimposed below the water-proof layer. The water penetration layer, the water absorption layer, the water-proof layer and the self-adhesive layer are bonded as an integrated non-sealed edge structure, and a deodorant is added into the water absorption layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: WEB-PRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-Chung Chiu, Wen-Tung Chang
  • Patent number: 10688753
    Abstract: A laminated polyarylene sulfide heat-resistant filter has a plurality of layers, at least including a first web layer that is a filtering surface, and a second web layer that is a non-filtering surface, the laminated polyarylene sulfide heat-resistant filter being characterized in that the first web layer contains 30 to 70 wt % of polyarylene sulfide fibers having a fineness of 0.5 to 1.2 dtex, and 30 to 70 wt % of polyarylene sulfide fibers having a fineness of 1.3 to 3.0 dtex taking a total of a weight percentages of the first web layer as 100 wt %, wherein the second web layer contains polyarylene sulfide fibers having a fineness of 1.0 to 4.0 dtex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Mori, Takeshi Sugimoto, Reo Mitsunaga
  • Patent number: 10665741
    Abstract: A window assembly. The window assembly is exposed to radiant light, and comprises a window pane, a solar module positioned adjacent the window pane. The solar module includes a) a photovoltaic layer to receive at least a portion of the radiant light, and to convert the radiant light into electrical energy, and b) an insulating substrate having a predefined openness and being positioned proximate the photovoltaic layer, to block out another portion of the radiant light based on the openness. The window assembly also comprises an energy device being in electrical communication with the photovoltaic layer to receive and distribute the electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOTAL SHADE INC.
    Inventor: David A. Westby
  • Patent number: 10647065
    Abstract: A method of making a composite article involves first forming an intermediate substrate. The intermediate substrate can be formed from fibers and an uncured thermoset polymer composition followed by partial cure, or from fibers and an uncured thermoset polymer composition followed by cure of the thermoset polymer composition and deposition of a thermoplastic on the surface of the substrate, or from fibers and an uncured thermoset polymer composition followed by cure and exposure of the substrate to organic solvent, a plasticizer, moisture, and/or heat. The intermediate substrate prepared according to any of the above techniques is then subjected to cold gas spray deposition to deposit a metal layer onto the intermediate substrate. In the case where the substrate was formed by partially curing a thermoset polymer composition, the metal-coated partially-cured thermoset polymer substrate is then fully cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin B. Alms, Eric J. Amis, Joseph J. Sangiovanni, Ellen Y. Sun, Aaron T. Nardi
  • Patent number: 10640380
    Abstract: A method of producing a high-density carbon nanotube aggregate includes the steps of: preparing a carbon nanotube array including a plurality of carbon nanotubes aligned on a substrate and oriented vertically to the substrate; and heating the carbon nanotube array to 2,600° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10584059
    Abstract: A method of making a glass mat includes providing an assembly of glass fibers, applying a binder composition to the assembly of glass fibers, wherein the binder includes an organic resin, and curing the binder composition while dimensionally constraining the assembly of glass fibers. Dimensional constraining includes directly contacting a first major surface and a second major surface of the assembly of glass fibers between two substantially parallel surfaces. Further provided is a glass mat that includes an assembly of glass fibers, wherein the assembly of glass fibers are substantially randomly oriented with a tensile anisotropy of less than about 6 in any two directions. The glass mat has a decreased surface roughness and a decreased caliper compared to an equivalent glass mat having an assembly of naturally packed glass fibers with an equivalent fiber diameter size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS CANADA, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Peet, Nancy E. Brown, Tao Yu, Gary Charles Hildreth
  • Patent number: 10584247
    Abstract: Methods for reducing asphalt pavement thickness are provided. A method for producing thin asphalt pavement includes combining a base asphalt, an oxidized polyolefin, and an aggregate to form an asphalt paving material. A layer of the asphalt paving material is deposited on a substrate layer and compacted to a thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Scott Hacker, Cynthia Kostelansky, Yonghong Ruan
  • Patent number: 10561182
    Abstract: Microcapsules or macrocapsules have a core composition that includes a phase changing material (PCM) encapsulated within a polymer wall with an outer shell having a siloxane tethered to an exterior surface of the polymer wall by a surfactant. The siloxane may form a crystalline or a sol-gel outer shell. Methods of making such capsules and textile fabrics and clothing incorporating such capsules include treating pre-formed capsules with a surfactant solution followed by treating with a compound containing a siloxane functional group. The surfactant connects or tethers the siloxane to the exterior surface of the polymer wall and the siloxane forms an outer shell of the capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microtek Laboratories, INC.
    Inventors: Kayla L. M. Ryan, Carl M. Lentz
  • Patent number: 10454161
    Abstract: A low profile, low loss, wide band, wide scan volume radome assembly is provided for an antenna. The radome assembly includes a fabric radome element disposable over the antenna, first radome securing elements securably embedded within the fabric radome element and second radome securing elements securably embedded within the antenna. The second radome securing elements are respectively engageable with the first radome securing elements to thereby secure the fabric radome element over the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Angelo M. Puzella, John Sangiolo, Mark Ackerman, Dennis W. Mercier, Jeffrey Paquette
  • Patent number: 10358578
    Abstract: An insulating ink includes a nanoparticle bonded with a substituent having a polymerizable functional group, at least one of an organosilane compound and polyorganosiloxane, and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Kyung Lee, Jiyoung Jung, Youngjun Yun, Jeong II Park, Ajeong Choi
  • Patent number: 10316159
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition includes: an [A] epoxy resin at least comprising an [A1] isocyanurate epoxy resin and an [A2] glycidyl amine epoxy resin; [B] dicyandiamide; and [C] diaminodiphenyl sulfone, wherein (1) an average epoxy equivalent of the [A] epoxy resin is 115 g/eq to 150 g/eq, and (2) an amount of the component [C] added is an amount of 0.05 equivalent to 0.3 equivalent relative to epoxy groups in the [A] epoxy resin in terms of active hydrogen groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reo Takaiwa, Junko Kawasaki, Kentaro Sano, Noriyuki Hirano
  • Patent number: 10316153
    Abstract: A solid material can be prepared from a liquid precursor in solvent free conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Sherwood
  • Patent number: 10294586
    Abstract: Fibrous elements containing one or more fibrous element-forming materials and one or more polyethylene oxides, and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Mark William Hamersky, Paul R. Mort, III, Jose Manuel Montenegro-Alvarado, Seth Edward Lindberg
  • Patent number: 10253450
    Abstract: The invention relates to preparations containing at least one blocked polyisocyanate and at least one oleophobic and/or hydrophobic finishing agent, and to the use of said preparation for the oleophobic and/or hydrophobic finishing of sheet material, in particular textiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RUDOLF GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Sielemann, Christine Albert, Gunther Duschek
  • Patent number: 10221329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition containing a hydrophobic wax, a silicon oil which primarily contains non-polar lateral chains, a hydrophilic binding agent pigment and/or filler, said composition having a pigment volume concentration of 25-60%. The invention also relates to a coating on a substrate surface containing a hydrophobic wax, a silicon oil which primarily contains non-polar lateral chains, a hydrophilic binding agent pigment and/or filler, said composition having a pigment volume concentration of 25-60%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: STO SE & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Gunter Gerlach, Christian Schaller, Alexander Farber, Walter Weh, Gerald Burgeth
  • Patent number: 10178888
    Abstract: A head restraint system having a rate sensitive device to connect a head restraint to a body of a user. The head restraint system includes a first connector to connect to the head of a user, a second connector connected to the first connector and to a body of the user, wherein one of the first connector and the second connector includes a rate sensitive (RS) device, wherein the first connector and the second connector are configured to restrain the user's head to the user's body at high speed motion of the user's head relative to the user's body and otherwise not restrain the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Eric Dean Wetzel, Greg Allan Thompson, Jared Michael Gardner, Patrick Michael Toal, Jr., Thomas Anthony John Plaisted, David Stanley Lowry
  • Patent number: 10119104
    Abstract: A method of making a personal care article includes placing a converting frame on an anvil plate assembly with an anvil plate; placing at least one lower substrate on the anvil plate and the converting frame; securing the at least one lower substrate within the converting frame; placing a cleansing composition on the at least one lower substrate and within a perimeter of a centering guide on the anvil plate; laying at least one upper substrate over the cleansing composition and the at least one lower substrate; placing the converting frame and the anvil plate assembly on a target location of a heat press; and actuating the heat press to direct a heated seal plate onto the anvil plate, thereby contacting the at least one upper substrate and forming seal between the at least one upper substrate and the at least one lower substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Shane Henley, William Allen Watters, Darren Franklin King
  • Patent number: 10077321
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shaped cross-linked hyaluronic acid product, the method including the step of subjecting a non-cross-linked precipitated hyaluronic acid substrate in a desired shape to a single cross-linking reaction in a liquid medium having a pH of 11.5 or higher and including one or more polyfunctional cross-linking agent(s) and an amount of one or more organic solvent(s) giving precipitating conditions for hyaluronic acid, under suitable conditions to obtain a precipitated, shaped cross-linked hyaluronic acid product having a degree of modification of 1-40 cross-linking agent units per 1000 disaccharide units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GALDERMA S.A.
    Inventors: Morgan Karlsson, Anne Helander Kenne, Åke Öhrlund
  • Patent number: 10059080
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a fiber composite component includes providing a semi-finished textile product; injecting a matrix material into the semi-finished textile product so as to form an infiltrated semi-finished product, wherein the matrix material includes a thermoplastic film having particles dispersed therein; and curing the infiltrated semi-finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS SAS
    Inventors: Hans Luinge, Georg Wachinger
  • Patent number: 10016319
    Abstract: A wipe comprises a nonwoven substrate comprising a layer of fibers. A plurality of the fibers comprise fibrils extending outwardly therefrom only after a time period. The time period is greater than about 24 hours post-nonwoven substrate formation under ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Calvin Hoi Wung Cheng, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele, Brian Udengaard
  • Patent number: 10001256
    Abstract: Thermal management approaches and methods for structures requiring certain optical and thermal properties, for example, components of LED-based lighting units. Such a structure is in thermal communication with a source of visible light and thermal energy, and visible light emitted by the source passes through the structure. The structure includes a portion formed of a composite material containing a polymeric matrix material and a fiber material that contributes an optical scattering effect to the visible light passing through the composite material. The fiber material is made up of individual fibers that each comprise a core material and an opaque diffusive white coating on an external surface thereof. The fiber material and its coating contribute to the thermal conductivity and an optical scattering effect of the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Dengke Cai, Gary Robert Allen
  • Patent number: 9988504
    Abstract: A reinforced organic natural fiber composite material having a lambda value in the range 15-35 mW/m·K is disclosed which comprises 25-85% by weight hydrophobic nanoporous particles calculated on the total weight of the composite material, at least 10% by weight organic natural fibers having isocyanate reactive groups calculated on the total weight of the composite material and 1-15% by weight binder selected from a polyurea/polyurethane comprising binder made from emulsifiable polyisocyanate, water and surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Julien Joncheray, Jan Vandenbroeck
  • Patent number: 9988508
    Abstract: An epoxy-resin composition of the components (A), (B), (D) and (E), where component (A) is an epoxy resin having an oxazolidone-ring structure, (B) is a bisphenol bifunctional epoxy resin with a number-average molecular weight of at least 600 but no more than 1300, which does not have an oxazolidone-ring structure, (D) is a triblock copolymer, and (E) is a curing agent. A film made of the epoxy-resin composition, a prepreg and a fiber-reinforced plastic is also disclosed. The epoxy resin composition is capable of achieving both a processability of a prepreg at room temperature and a suppression of voids in the molded product. A fiber-reinforced plastic having excellent mechanical properties, especially excellent fracture toughness and heat tolerance, is also obtained by using the epoxy-resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoko Ishimoto, Manabu Kaneko, Kenichi Watanabe, Yasuhiro Fukuhara, Sanae Kita
  • Patent number: 9974700
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to an absorbent article comprising a liquid pervious material, a liquid impervious material, and an absorbent core disposed at least partially intermediate the liquid pervious material and the liquid impervious material. The absorbent article comprises one or more nonwoven substrates each comprising one or more layers of fibers. A plurality of the fibers each comprise a plurality of fibrils extending outwardly from a surface of the fibers. The plurality of fibrils comprise a lipid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Calvin Hoi Wung Cheng, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele, Brian Udengaard
  • Patent number: 9936539
    Abstract: A seat heater that is a seat including: a planer heating element that has a plurality of electric heating wires on its upper surface and that includes a fiber layer; a cushion member that locates over a lower surface of the planer heating element; and a skin that locates above the planer heating element, wherein the planer heating element has, in voids of the fiber layer, a silica aerogel that is a silica porous body having pores with a mean pore diameter of 10 nm to 68 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Sakatani, Kazuma Oikawa, Kentaro Takada, Norio Abe, Takaaki Hyoudou
  • Patent number: 9925127
    Abstract: A personal hygiene towelette includes a consumable cleaning solution that includes a cleaning agent and a flavoring agent, as well as a textile fabric body, for example a nonwoven textile fabric body, impregnated with the cleaning solution. A personal hygiene assembly including the towelette may further include a sealed housing that houses the personal hygiene towelette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy Paul Houser, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9909018
    Abstract: Disclosed are a shear thickening fluid (STF) comprising solid particles and a dispersion medium, wherein the solid particles comprise silica particles as a first component and carbon nanoparticles as a second component and a method for preparing a shear thickening fluid, comprising mixing silica particles, a dispersion medium for silica particles, and a carbon nanoparticle dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Eui Sang Yoo, Ju Hea Kim, Won Young Jeong, Hyun Kyung Lee, Jae Kyoung Lee, Joon Taek Jun, Nam Hee Kwon, Mi Yeon Kwon, Dae Young Lim
  • Patent number: 9907718
    Abstract: A nonintegrated mattress topper comprises a cover at least part of which comprises a fabric having a variable vapor transfer property. When the fabric temperature is within a first range consistent with the presence of an occupant on the mattress the fabric exhibits a first vapor transfer rate sufficiently high that the fabric is permeable to vapor transport across the fabric, and when the fabric temperature is lower than the first temperature range and consistent with the absence of an occupant the fabric exhibits a second vapor transfer rate lower than that of the first vapor transfer rate. Also disclosed is an occupant support assembly comprising a mattress and a nonintegrated topper having the variable vapor transfer property. Also disclosed is an occupant support system comprising a mattress and an integrated topper at least part of which is made of a fabric having the temperature dependent vapor permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle E. Weitzel, Rachel Williamson
  • Patent number: 9862859
    Abstract: Porous air permeable expanded PTFE composite with enhanced mechanical and thermal properties are described. The node and fibril microstructure of expanded PTFE is coated on and within the node and fibril microstructure with a suitably chosen polymer to impart property enhancement while maintaining porosity. The coating polymer content of the composite is maintained between 3 and 25 weight percent of the composite and the areal mass of the composite is less than 75 gm/m2. Exemplary enhancement to properties may include, among others, Average Tensile Strength (ATS) (in MPa)×Z strength (in MPa) of 50 MPa2 or greater, preferably 100 MPa2 or greater, with air flow less than 500 Gurley seconds. Coating polymers with appropriate temperature resistance provides composites which further exhibit shrinkage of less than 10% at temperatures up to 300° C. with air flow of less than 500 Gurley seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Anit Dutta, Leslie S. Nachbar
  • Patent number: 9790338
    Abstract: An ion exchange membrane obtained by using an ionic monomer having at least two or more polymerizable functional groups, in which a hydrophobicity index H obtained by an expression below from a monomer for forming an ion exchange resin and a material fixed to the resin in the ion exchange membrane is 1.6 or greater, and a manufacturing method therefor. Hydrophobicity index H=?{(log P of each component)×(molar ratio of each material in resin)}.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kuniyuki Kaminaga, Tetsufumi Takamoto, Keisuke Kodama, Kazuomi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9574072
    Abstract: An ultra-light polyurethane artificial leather composition comprises a one-component type blocked polyurethane high solid resin of 100 parts per weight, a capsule-type hollow microsphere of 1 to 10 parts per weight, a curing agent of 1 to 10 parts per weight, and a high solid type toner of 1 to 20 parts per weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Dae Won Chemical Co., Ltd., Dongahchemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi Jung Yun, Gun Kang, Jeong Seok Oh, Kie Youn Jeong, Soon Joon Jung, Doo Soo Kim, Hyun Joo Seo, Jung Lee, Young Kyu Rhim, Young Koo Lee, Ju Seob Kim, Woo Seung Shin, Dae Kyung Kim, Choon Gil Kwon, Chan Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 9574081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an epoxy-resin composition comprising the following components (A), (B), (C) and (D), a film made of the epoxy resin composition, a prepreg and a fiber-reinforced plastic. The present invention can provide an epoxy-resin composition that cures at a low temperature in a short period of time. Also, the present invention can provide a fiber-reinforced plastic having excellent mechanical characteristics, especially excellent fracture toughness and heat tolerance, is made from the epoxy-resin composition. component (A): an epoxy resin having a monomer unit represented by formula (1) in the molecule; component (B): a bifunctional epoxy resin with a number-average molecular weight of at least 600 but no greater than 1300, which does not have a monomer unit represented by formula (1) below in the molecule; component (C): a triblock copolymer; and component (D): a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Ishimoto, Manabu Kaneko, Kenichi Watanabe, Yasuhiro Fukuhara, Sanae Kita
  • Patent number: 9345629
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of decontaminating human skin from noxious substances without a washing and/or massage procedure, wherein the method comprises applying a textile composite to a contaminated skin area for a predetermined period of time, wherein a washing procedure or a massage procedure is not utilized; and removing the textile composite from the contaminated skin area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SNS NANO FIBER TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Jurgen Lademann, Laura M. Frazier, Woraphon Kataphinan
  • Patent number: 9279678
    Abstract: Even when a pasting target body to which prepregs are pasted has a shape changed portion such as a curved portion, prepreg pasting states are accurately inspected. A prepreg pasting state inspection apparatus for inspecting a gap between adjacent prepregs on a pasting target body has a laser for emitting slit light along an inclined plane so that a projected pattern of the slit light is formed across the adjacent prepregs, a camera for imaging an irradiation region of the laser, and a control unit for determining whether the gap between the adjacent prepregs is within an allowance based on a signal from the camera. The apparatus also has a range sensor for measuring a distance between a reference position and the irradiation region, and focus adjusting units for adjusting focus positions of the camera and the laser based on the signal from the range sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SANYO MACHINE WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Abe, Katsuo Tokida
  • Patent number: 9238720
    Abstract: This invention relates to a prepreg having a low thermal expansion coefficient in plane direction and a high rigidity, and more particularly to a prepreg comprising a glass cloth (A), and a resin composition including a cyanate ester resin (B), a non-halogen based epoxy resin (C) and an inorganic filler (D), wherein the glass cloth (A) is characterized that when the weight per 1 m2 is W (g/m2), the thickness is t (?m), the number of warp threads per inch is X (thread/inch), and the number of weft threads per inch is Y (thread/inch), the total of X and Y is 150 to 240, t is 17 to 35, and the value of W/t as the apparent density is 1.1 to 1.5, and that the volume fraction of the glass cloth (A) in the prepreg is 32% to 42%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Ueno, Yoshihiro Kato, Takeshi Nobukuni
  • Patent number: 9224508
    Abstract: Disclosed is a radiation resistant medical gown. More specifically, the invention relates to a medical gown that incorporates a radiation resistant and/or dissipating material into select portions of the garment. The gown further includes an upstanding collar that protects the wearer's thyroid from radiation exposure. The collar includes a Velcro® type fastener that prevents the collar from sagging. The gown is both sterile and disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Ann Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9207187
    Abstract: A device for inspecting a raised fiber state of a web member of a sanitary article, the web member having, on at least one face, fiber raisable parts that come off from the one face in a predetermined dispersed arrangement pattern, new exposed parts being created on the one face when the fiber raisable parts come off to be raised, wherein the inspection device includes an image capturing processing part that captures an image of the one face and creates as a planar image data, a data of a planar image of the one face, a binarization processing part that performs, when creating a binarized image based on the planar image data, a binarization process so that areas in which images of the new exposed parts in the planar image are captured, are included in an image specified by one value of two values in the binarized image, and a quality judgment processing part that performs quality judgment of the raised fiber state based on a value indicating a size of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Masaharu Tomioka
  • Patent number: 9105906
    Abstract: Disclosed is a separator having surface energy of about 45 mN to about 50 mN/m which can be prepared by radiating plasma on a polymer film under a current of from about 1800 mA to about 2000 mA and electric power of from about 2750 W to about 3000 W. Further disclosed is a rechargeable battery comprising the separator having a surface energy of about 45 mN to about 50 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-Hyun Bae, Woo-Cheol Shin, Sang-Il Han, Jung-Yi Yu, Myung-Hwan Jeong, Myung-Hoon Kim, Moon-Sung Kim, Sang-Geun Kim
  • Patent number: 9089172
    Abstract: Laminates are described having a durable outer film surface for use in making lightweight liquidproof articles of apparel, such as outerwear garments. A method of making the laminate and a lightweight outerwear garment having an abrasion resistant exterior film surface is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Johnson, Edward C. Gunzel
  • Patent number: 9085834
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a woven fabric for an airbag for passenger restraint systems for motor vehicles, characterized via the steps of preparing a group of warp yarns composed of warp yarns (24, 26) of different yarn qualities, having first warp yarns (24) and having second warp yarns (26) which are arranged in selected regions (ZK) of the group of warp yarns and are made of hybrid yarn which has first filaments (61) and second filaments (62), weaving the fabric with at least one weft yarn quality, and thermal, mechanical or chemical treatment of the fabric in such a way that the second filaments lose their filament structure, become an amorphous mass and connect the first filaments to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: GLOBAL SAFETY TEXTILES GMBH
    Inventor: Norbert Huber
  • Patent number: 9051480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a functional surface finish comprising a finishing agent having a functional part and a surface-anchoring part, wherein said functional part and said surface-anchoring part are coupled via a thermally reversible covalent bond. The present invention further relates to compositions for finishing a surface, to methods of finishing a material surface, to material surface comprising a surface finish and to a method of re-functionalizing a material surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Joyce Van Zanten, Antonius Hendrikus Luiken
  • Publication number: 20150144563
    Abstract: Articles containing soil adsorbing polymers, and more particularly, articles, for example nonwovens, such as paper towels, wovens, and/or sponges and/or article-forming components thereof that comprise a durably bonded soil adsorbing polymer, article-forming components used to make such articles, and processes for making same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Robin Lynn McKIERNAN, Robert Joseph McCHAIN, Steven Daryl SMITH
  • Patent number: 9040436
    Abstract: Laminates are described having a durable outer film surface for use in making lightweight liquidproof articles, including articles of apparel, such as outerwear garments. A method of making the laminate and a lightweight outerwear garment having an abrasion resistant exterior film surface is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Johnson, Edward C. Gunzel
  • Patent number: 9040435
    Abstract: Provided are superhydrophobic coatings, devices and articles including superhydrophobic coatings, and methods for preparing the superhydrophobic coatings. The exemplary superhydrophobic device can include a substrate component and one or more superhydrophobic coatings disposed over the substrate component, wherein at least one of the one or more superhydrophobic coatings has a water contact angle of at least about 150° and a contact angle hysteresis of less than about 1°. The one or more superhydrophobic coatings can include an ultra high water content acid catalyzed polysilicate gel, the polysilicate gel including a three dimensional network of silica particles having surface functional groups derivatized with a silylating agent and a plurality of pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: David J. Kissel, Charles Jeffrey Brinker
  • Publication number: 20150140883
    Abstract: A resin composition comprises a polyimide resin, a thermosetting resin, and a filler, the polyimide resin containing a first repeat unit represented by formula (I) and a second repeat unit represented by formula (III), wherein the ratio of the second repeat unit to the polyimide resin is between 5 and 80 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Takabumi OOMORI, Keiichi HASEBE
  • 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