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20110195221REINFORCEMENT PATCHES WITH UNIDIRECTIONALLY-ALIGNED FIBERS - Reinforcement patches comprising a mastic and a plurality of unidirectionally-aligned fibers at least partially embedded in a first major surface of the mastic are described. Generally, at least 90% of the unidirectionally-aligned fibers are oriented having an axis of alignment within +/−10 degrees of the average axis of alignment of the unidirectionally-aligned fibers. Reinforcement patches that include an encapsulating resin and a cover layer are also described. Methods of reinforcing a panel using reinforcement panels, and panels reinforced with the patches are also disclosed.08-11-2011
20100047514ACTUATOR WITH CARBON NANOTUBE YARNS - An exemplary actuator based on CNT yarns includes a base and a composite film mounted on a surface of the base. The composite film is extendable in a predetermined direction substantially perpendicular to the surface of the base in response to light irradiation applied thereupon. The composite film includes a polymer layer, a plurality of semiconducting CNT yarns dispersed in the polymer layer, and a plurality of metallic CNT yarns dispersed in the polymer layer. A longitudinal of each semiconducting CNT yarn is substantially parallel with the direction. Each semiconducting CNT yarn includes a plurality of twisted semiconducting CNTs. A longitudinal of each metallic CNT yarn is substantially parallel with the direction. Each metallic CNT yarn includes a plurality of twisted metallic CNTs.02-25-2010
20100075103STRETCH SHEET AND PROCESS OF PRODUCING THE SAME - A stretch sheet 03-25-2010
20130071607METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ARTIFICIAL WOOD AND ARTIFICIAL WOOD PRODUCT - The invention relates to a method for producing an artificial wood product from fibres and bonding agent and to an artificial wood product comprising fibres and bonding agent. The objective of the invention is to disclose a new kind of method and a product which allows a production of an artificial wood having an outer appearance just like a natural wood.03-21-2013
20130059112SURFACE TREATED YARN AND FABRIC WITH ENHANCED PHYSICAL AND ADHESION PROPERTIES AND THE PROCESS OF MAKING - Methods for modifying high tenacity fibers without reducing the physical strength properties of the fibers. More particularly, methods for modifying fibers with a plasma treatment or a corona treatment without reducing the physical strength properties of the fibers.03-07-2013
20110020594FIBER-FILLED POLYAMIDE COMPOSITIONS AND MOLDED ARTICLES SHAPED THEREFROM - Polyamide compositions filled with fibers have good mechanical and rheological properties, the polyamide having a high fluidity in molten phase and the fibers, in particular glass fibers, being well aligned at both the surface and the core of shaped articles injection molded from such compositions.01-27-2011
20120114899COMPOSITE MATERIALS - A curable prepreg or semipreg material comprising a layer of fibres and a substantially non-flowable curable resin having a layer of porous sheet material on an outer surface, the material allows automatic lay-up of high fibre content prepregs or semiprepregs typically used in industrial applications such as wind turbine blades.05-10-2012
20120237721ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING COMPOSITE - An electromagnetic shielding composite includes a polymer and a carbon nanotube film structure. The carbon nanotube structure includes a number of carbon nanotubes disposed in the polymer. The number of carbon nanotubes are parallel with each other.09-20-2012
20110281062ARTICLES FORMED FROM ALIGNED FIBER CURED IN A POLYASPARTIC ACID URETHANE MATRIX - A freestanding article is provided that uses a cured polyaspartic acid urethane resin to form a hardened matrix impregnating and surrounding a cloth having parallel fibers. This resin provides an article with superior mechanical and weathering properties relative to conventional resins such as epoxies and vinyl esters.11-17-2011
20110076442AUTOMATED FIBER PLACEMENT IN FEMALE MOLD - A method and system for forming a product including a layer of fiber to a surface of a mold is provided. The system includes a mold and an apparatus. The mold is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation. An apparatus includes a base and a head coupled to the base. The base is configured to rotate about the axis of rotation. The head is configured to apply the fiber to the surface of the mold to form the product. The product includes at least one layer including at least one fiber applied using centrifugal force.03-31-2011
20100009116Round Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Strand, Manufacturing Method Thereof, and Fiber-Reinforced Sheet - It is an object of the present invention to provide round fiber-reinforced plastic strand, a manufacturing method thereof, and a fiber-reinforced sheet which eliminate limitation in forming speed and limit on number of products capable of being manufactured at a time, do not require use of a release agent, eliminate the necessity of operations such as roughing after forming, and thus permit a considerable reduction of the manufacturing cost and a remarkable increase in the product quality. The manufacturing method of the round fiber-reinforced plastic strand of the present invention comprises (a) a step of continuously feeding reinforcing fiber bundles f01-14-2010
20120231210ENGINEERED WOOD FLOOR USING CORE MATERIAL WITH VERTICAL GLUE-LINE POSITION - A composite board comprising a first layer having an orientation and a second layer bonded to the first layer where the second layer comprises a plurality of wooden veneer structures, each wooden veneer structure is substantially perpendicular to the orientation of the first layer.09-13-2012
20110143087FLAME-RESISTANT COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND ARTICLES CONTAINING CARBON NANOTUBE-INFUSED FIBER MATERIALS - Flame-resistant composite materials containing carbon nanotubes are described herein. The flame-resistant composite materials contain an outer layer and at least one inner layer, containing a first polymer matrix and a second polymer matrix, respectively. The outer layer has an exterior surface and a first carbon nanotube-infused fiber material that contains a first fiber material and a first plurality of carbon nanotubes greater than about 50 μm in length. In some embodiments, the at least one inner layer also contains a second fiber material and/or a second carbon nanotube-infused fiber material containing a second fiber material and a second plurality of carbon nanotubes. When present, the second plurality of carbon nanotubes are generally shorter in length than the first plurality of carbon nanotubes. Alignment of the carbon nanotubes in the outer layer can transfer heat away from the composite material's inner layer(s). Flame-resistant articles containing carbon nanotube-infused fiber materials are also described.06-16-2011
20100209660WOOD COMPOSITE MATERIAL CONTAINING STRANDS OF DIFFERING DENSITIES - A wood composite material comprises wood strands disposed in surface layers and one or more core layers, wherein about 70 wt % to about 98 wt % of the wood strands of the first and second surface layers are comprised of a wood species that has a density greater than a density of a wood species from which about 70 wt % to about 98 wt % of the strands in the one or more core layers are stranded.08-19-2010
20100266807HARD WOOD STRAND PRODUCTS - A hard wood strand lumber or board product including strands of one or more eucalypts bonded together with a binder including an isocyanate resin.10-21-2010
20120177873Reinforced Concrete Component Reinforced with L-Shaped Sheet Metal Pieces - Reinforced concrete component with at least one upper and at least one lower longitudinal reinforcement layer, and one transverse force reinforcement. Transverse force reinforcement being passed to the upper and lower longitudinal reinforcement in its extension. The transverse force reinforcement is formed by at least 20 L-shaped sheet metal components made from structural steel with stirrups attached thereto. Each sheet metal component thereby comprises a chamfer.07-12-2012
20090286039PRINTED APPLIQUE WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL EMBROIDERED APPEARANCE - An appliqué emblem having a three dimensional embroidered appearance for decoration and identification when applied to uniforms, fashion, “basic” and performance apparel, swimwear, and intimate apparel, as well as other textile products. The appliqué emblem being an alternative to direct embroidery, embroidered emblems, thermo-transfer films, silk screen or sublimated printing.11-19-2009
20090263619COMPOSITE COATED SUBSTRATES AND MOLDABLE COMPOSITE MATERIALS - A moldable composite material contains flakes of composite material, i.e., flakes of polymeric matrix materials having fibers embedded therein. An improved substrate is provided by providing a substrate and applying a coating onto the substrate, the coating containing the flakes of composite material. A first construction member can be secured to a second construction member by applying the coating onto an attachment region of the first construction member, and applying a fastener onto the first construction member in the coated attachment region to secure the first construction member to the second construction member.10-22-2009
20080286521System and Method for the Manipulation, Classification Sorting, Purification, Placement, and Alignment of Nano Fibers Using Electrostatic Forces And Electrographic Techniques - A system and method for the manipulation of nanofibers using electrostatic forces. The nanofibers may be provided in a liquid medium, and the nanofibers may be nano-scale (i.e. measured in nanometers). The process is sensitive to the charge properties of the nanofibers (charge could be inherent to material or the charge can be induced into the material through electrochemical means), and therefore may be used to sort or classify particles. The nanofibers may also be aligned according to electrical fields, and thus anisotropic effect exploited. Devices produced may be conductors, semiconductors, active electronic devices, electron emitters, and the like. The nanofibers may be modified after deposition, for example to remove charge-influencing coatings to further enhance their performance, to enhance their adhesion to polymers for use as composite materials or result in the adhesion of the material at the proper location on a variety of different surfaces.11-20-2008
20100285270POLYASPARTIC POLYURETHENE APPLICATIONS IN COMPOSITE INDUSTRY - A freestanding article is provided that uses a cured polyaspartic acid urethane resin to form a hardened matrix impregnating and surrounding a cloth having parallel fibers. This resin provides an article with superior mechanical and weathering properties relative to conventional resins such as epoxies and vinyl esters.11-11-2010
20080233343ORIENTING, POSITIONING, AND FORMING NANOSCALE STRUCTURES - Methods and a structure. A first film of a first block copolymer is formed inside a trough integrally disposed on an energetically neutral surface layer of a substrate. Line-forming microdomains are assembled of the first block copolymer, and form first self-assembled structures within the first film normal to the sidewalls and parallel to the surface layer. At least one microdomain is removed from the first film such that oriented structures remain in the trough oriented normal to the sidewalls and parallel to the surface layer. A second film of a second block copolymer is formed inside the trough. Line-forming microdomains are assembled of the second block copolymer, and form second self-assembled structures within the second film oriented normal to the oriented structures and parallel to the sidewalls. A second method and a structure are also provided.09-25-2008
20080233342Recyclable Composite Plastic for Automotive Headliner - A method of producing a panel having at least one feature comprising a discontinuation in curvature of surface in the surface, the method comprising the steps of: providing a first reinforced layer of long and/or continuous parallel fibre reinforced thermoplastic of a first polymer (09-25-2008
20080292840Electrically and thermally conductive carbon nanotube or nanofiber array dry adhesive - A two-sided carbon nanostructure thermal interface material having a flexible polymer matrix; an array of vertically aligned carbon nanostructures on a first surface of the flexible polymer matrix; and an array of vertically aligned carbon nanostructures on a second surface of the flexible polymer matrix, wherein the first and second surfaces are opposite sides of the flexible polymer matrix.11-27-2008
20090297761FLEXIBLE LAMINATED WOOD MATERIAL AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A flexible laminated wood material produced by applying an adhesive to surfaces of a plurality of wood materials; laminating the plurality of wood materials with their grain directions substantially aligned with each other to obtain a laminated product 12-03-2009
20090208699FIBER BUNDLE AND WEB - There is provided a fiber bundle that strikes an excellent balance between the properties and performance of the resulting web and the finished products obtained from this web, and cost, ease of work, and productivity. There is also provided a method for manufacturing a web using this fiber bundle. There is also provided a web that is uniform and has excellent soft touch and bulkiness. This is achieved by a fiber bundle with a total denier of 10,000 to 500,000 dtex, obtained by bundling thermoplastic, conjugate, continuous fibers that have a single filament denier of 0.5 to 100 dtex/f and in which the center of gravity of conjugate components varies among the conjugate components in a fiber cross section, wherein the thermoplastic, conjugate, continuous fibers that make up the fiber bundle have a spontaneous crimp of 8 to 30 crimps per 2.54 cm, the fiber bundle density as defined by D08-20-2009
20090098332Plastic Composite Panel With the Appearance and Texture Similar to Natural Lumbers - Disclosed herein is a wood plastic composite panel made of a resin composite in which wood fiber having a size of 80 to 300 meshes is included in a synthetic resin matrix, the wood plastic composite panel being provided at the entire surface thereof with an embossed structure of a lumber cut-open pattern having an average depth of 200 to 900 μm and a linear micro concavo-convex structure having an average depth of 10 to 500 μm, the panel having a reflection rate of 10 to 50% when light is incident on the surface of the panel at an incidence angle of 60 degrees. The wood plastic composite panel according to the present invention has excellent strength and durability. Furthermore, the wood plastic composite panel according to the present invention exhibits excellent appearance and texture comparable with cut-open surfaces of natural lumbers although the panel has a surface structure different from the cut-open surfaces of the natural lumbers.04-16-2009
20090220732MANUFACTURING PROCESS IMPROVEMENT - A method of manufacturing an article using stereolithography in which the article includes at least one feature that defines an isolated volume is described. The method includes the step of forming one or more removable structures within said isolated volume from cured resin during the stereolithography process. The removable structures restrict the flow of liquid resin within said isolated volume.09-03-2009
20100183840MOLDED SIDING HAVING LONGITUDINALLY-ORIENTED REINFORCEMENT FIBERS, AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A siding member having longitudinally-oriented reinforcement fibers material extending substantially the entire length of the member contained therein, and an optional meshed reinforcement material contained therein and/or an optional foam insert at least partially enveloped by a cementitious shell. The siding member is molded from cementitious slurry, including gypsum cement and a latex/water mixture, or a hydraulic cement. An amount of the slurry is added onto a bottom mold surface portion to a desired depth and/or weight, along with the longitudinally-oriented reinforcement fibers and the optional meshed reinforcement material and/or any optional foam insert. After sufficient curing, the siding member is removed from the mold and is ready for immediate use and/or further processing. Alternatively, a continuous method is also provided for producing relatively long lengths of the siding that can be cut to an appropriate size, without the need to produce individual siding members of limited size.07-22-2010
20100260968MATERIAL SHEET AND PROCESS FOR ITS PREPARATION - The invention relates to a material sheet comprising at least one monolayer, wherein at least one monolayer comprises a plurality of drawn unidirectional polymer fibers having a strength of greater than 1.2 GPa, characterised in that the at least one monolayer has a thickness of less than 100 μm and the material sheet comprises a bonding agent of less than 13 wt % relative to the total weight of the material sheet.10-14-2010
20100227114Composite Material, Especially Multilayer Material, and Adhesive or Bonding Material - Disclosed is a multilayer material in which at least two components are jointed to each other via an adhesive bond. The adhesive bond is formed by an adhesive or bonding layer containing nanofiber material in a matrix that is suitable as an adhesive.09-09-2010
20100227115Method of Molding Composite Material Structural Member and Composite Material Structural Member - The present invention relates to a method of molding a composite material structural member used mainly within structural members such as channel materials or angle materials, and also to a composite material structural member. An object of the invention is to provide a method of molding a composite material structural member that is capable of suppressing fiber creasing even for very long shapes having non-developable surfaces, and also to provide a composite material structural member.09-09-2010
20120196078CONJUGATED POLYMER FIBER, PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF - Described are conjugated polymer fibers and nanofibers, methods of making, and methods of use thereof. The conjugated polymer fibers and nanofibers can be prepared by an electrostatic spinning process followed by crosslinking.08-02-2012
20090075021PANEL CONTAINING HIGHLY-CUTINIZED BAMBOO FLAKES - A wood composite panel includes bamboo strands cut from the outer cutinized portion of a bamboo culm and bound together with an isocyanate binder resin.03-19-2009
20120034415CARBON FIBER STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A carbon fiber structure and a manufacturing method of the same are provided. The carbon fiber structure includes a carbon fiber-reinforced carbon composite material having carbon fibers and a carbonaceous matrix. The carbon fibers are configured by a substantially linear fiber. The carbon fibers form thin piece bodies in which a longitudinal direction of the carbon fibers is oriented in parallel to a surface direction of the carbon fiber structure within the carbonaceous matrix. The carbon fiber structure is configured by a laminate having the thin piece bodies laminated therein.02-09-2012
20100297387FILM MATERIAL EXHIBITING TEXTILE PROPERTIES AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ITS MANUFACTURE - A film material formed of thermoplastic polymer material is processed so as to have linearly extending regions (A) linked together by linearly extending webs (B), regions (A) and webs (B) each being oriented, the dominant direction of orientation in regions (A) forming an angle (V) to the direction on which (A) extends and webs (B) comprising arrays of linear furrows of thinner material or splits forming angles (U) higher than (V) to the direction in which (A) extends. The method of producing the new film involves passing an orientated film through a pair of intermeshing grooved rollers to cold-stretch the film in a direction at an angle to the predominant original orientation, at least one of the grooved rollers having crests with sharp edges to form the division between regions A and webs B and to stretch the material to form webs B while stretching the material less or not at all to form regions A. Preferably at least one of the grooved rollers has crests with a waved surface shape.11-25-2010
20130136891Structural Member Formed From A Solid Lineal Profile - A structural member that contains a solid lineal profile (05-30-2013
20100310818METHOD OF MOULDING A CHARGE - A method of moulding a charge (12-09-2010
20130142989MATERIALS HANDLING SYSTEM, STRIATED PATTERNED PRODUCT, AND PROCESS OF FORMING A STRIATED PATTERNED PRODUCT - Disclosed is a materials handling system, a patterned product, and process of fabricating a patterned product, such as non-pvc thermoplastic, through-color, flooring product includes a narrow, long-grained, striated color pattern. The process includes mixing colored particles into a mixed composition, receiving the mixed composition between calendering rolls wherein a front calendering roll which is hotter than a back calendering roll, and forming a product with an elongated pattern. The materials handling system includes a mixing portion disposed to mix colored particles into a mixed composition. The system also include a processing portion disposed to receive the mixed composition, the processing portion having a front calendering roll which is hotter than a back calendering roll.06-06-2013
20110027524Spliced Fiber Glass Rovings And Methods And Systems For Splicing Fiber Glass Rovings - The invention relates to spliced fiber glass rovings and systems and methods for splicing rovings. In one embodiment, a method for joining fiber glass rovings comprises overlapping a leading end of a first roving with a trailing end of a second roving to create an overlapped region; pneumatically splicing a portion of the overlapped region to form a spliced region; and applying an adhesive to the spliced region. In one embodiment, a spliced fiber glass roving comprises a spliced region comprising a plurality of glass fibers of a leading end of a first roving intertwined with a plurality of glass fibers of a trailing end of a second roving, wherein the spliced region is between about 1 and 20 centimeters long and has a tensile strength between about 50 and 150% of the first roving prior to splicing.02-03-2011
20100055385MANUFACTURING NANOCOMPOSITES - Techniques for preparing PNCs are provided. In one embodiment, a polymer extruding device may include a barrel configured to accommodate a composite material, a shaft rotatably disposed in the barrel, and a motor coupled to the shaft and configured to rotate the shaft, thereby moving the composite material. The polymer extruding device may further include a die including one or more injectors configured to inject nano particles into the die to cause shear stress to be exerted to the composite material, thereby forming a layer of the nano particles on a surface of the composite material.03-04-2010
20090029102Composite structure with decorative surface - A composite structure comprising a core portion having a pair of generally opposed surfaces. A first fibrous layer is disposed on a first surface of the core portion and has a plurality of fibres disposed substantially parallel to the first surface. A second fibrous layer disposed on a second surface of the core portion and has a plurality of fibres disposed substantially parallel to the second surface. A first polymer layer is disposed over the first fibrous layer and a second polymer layer is disposed over the second fibrous layer. The first fibrous layer is partially embedded in both the core portion and the first polymer layer. The second fibrous layer is partially embedded in the core portion and the second polymer layer. The present composite structure may be used in structural and/or non-resilient components of the vehicle. Such components include exterior body panels (e.g., TONNEAU covers), door panels, beds for pickup trucks and the like. A process for producing the present composite structure is also described.01-29-2009
20110250381METHOD OF FORMING A COMPOSITE ARTICLE - A method of forming an article on a tool and an article. The tool has one longitudinal direction and one transversal direction. A stack of plies including fibers is arranged so that when positioned on the tool a ply arranged closest to the tool and a ply arranged furthest away from the tool have fibers substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the tool. At least one ply is arranged having the fibers substantially in a same direction as the longitudinal direction of the tool between the plies having fibers substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the tool. The stack is conformed to the tool with a forming medium. The article is removed from the tool.10-13-2011
20090214816Aligned Carbon Nanotube Bulk Structure Having Portions Different in Density, Process for Producing The Same and Uses thereof - An aligned carbon nanotube bulk structure having portions different in density of the invention is characterized by being composed of carbon nanotubes aligned in a predetermined direction and having both a high-density portion of 0.2 to 1.5 g/cm08-27-2009
20120202005Net Structure, in Particular for Geotechnical Applications - A net structure for geotechnical applications includes a plurality of continuous ribs arranged parallel along an axis of development exhibit; at a first lie plane, a plurality of first continuous filaments, parallel and perpendicular to the ribs; and at a second lie plane, a plurality of second continuous filaments that are parallel to one another. The net structure is monolithic and defines an internal volume comprised between the first and the second lie planes sub-divided by the plurality of ribs into channels that are parallel to one another. The first filaments are defined by laminar structures exhibiting flat surfaces substantially lying in the lie plane, and a plurality of substantially rectangular windows are present at the first and second lie plane.08-09-2012
20100304081COMPOSITE REINFORCED ORIENTED STRAND BOARD - The present invention resides in one aspect in a building material that comprises wood and a composite polymeric material that is combined with the wood in a heterogenous admixture. The composite polymeric material incorporates fibers in a polymeric matrix. The fibers can be chopped, continuous, or combinations thereof. In addition, the fibers can be unidirectionally oriented and/or randomly oriented. Suitable fibers for use in the composite polymeric material are glass, polymers, carbon, combinations thereof, and the like. However, the present invention is not limited in this regard as other fibers known to those skilled in the pertinent art to which the invention pertains can be used without departing from the broader aspects of the present invention. Suitable polymeric material for the polymeric matrix include thermoplastic polymers, thermosetting polymers, or a combination of thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers.12-02-2010
20110256340MESHWORK MADE OF RIBBONS - A meshwork made of ribbons (10-20-2011
20100112276Multiple Weak Cross-Linking of Carbon Nanotubes for Fiber Reinforcement - A composite material comprises a multitude of carbon nanotubes, where the majority of the carbon nanotubes have an aspect ratio of at least 25, and are connected to at least one other carbon nanotube using a multitude of weak links. The multitude of weak links provide tensile strengths similar to that of covalent links, utilizing high aspect ratio and high strength of individual carbon nanotubes. Weak links include hydrogen bonds, metallocene bonds, ionic bonds and/or electrostatic forces. One or more metal ions, such as chromium ion, are used to create the metallocene bonds directly between two carbon nanotubes. One or more carbon nanotubes may be functionalized with one or more side chain groups.05-06-2010
20110212292Thermoplastic-Toughened Cyanate Ester Resin Composites With Low Heat Release Properties - Composite materials that contain thermoplastic-toughened cyanate ester resins as the resin matrix. The composite materials exhibit low levels of heat release when burned. The matrix resins are composed of from 50 to 80 weight percent of a cyanate ester resin component. The matrix resin composition also includes from 10 to 40 weight percent of a thermoplastic blend that is composed of polyetherimide and polyamideimide. The epoxy resin composition further includes from 1 to 10 weight percent of a curative agent. The composite materials may be used for primary structures in aircraft and other load-bearing structures.09-01-2011
20110256341MULTILAYERED POLYETHYLENE MATERIAL AND BALLISTIC RESISTANT ARTICLES MANUFACTURED THEREFROM - The present invention relates to polyethylene material that has a plurality of unidirectionally oriented polyethylene monolayers cross-plied and compressed at an angle to one another, each polyethylene monolayer composed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and essentially devoid of resins. The present invention further relates to ballistic resistant articles that include or incorporate the inventive polyethylene material and to methods of preparing the material and articles incorporating same.10-20-2011
20110027525PREFORMS, COMPOSITE COMPONENTS FORMED THEREWITH, AND PROCESSES THEREFOR - A three-dimensional preform, composite components formed with the preform, and processes for producing the preform and composite materials. The three-dimensional preform includes first and second sets of tows containing filaments. Each tow of the first set has a predetermined polygonal cross-sectional shape and is embedded within a temporary matrix. The preform is fabricated from the first and second sets of tows, in which the second set of tows are transverse to the first set of tows, adjacent tows of the second set are spaced apart to define interstitial regions therebetween, and the polygonal cross-sectional shapes of the first set of tows are substantially congruent to the cross-sectional shapes of the interstitial regions so as to substantially fill the interstitial regions.02-03-2011
20110262687ENGINEERED PLANT BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK PARTICLES - A novel class of flowable biomass feedstock particles with unusually large surface areas that can be manufactured in remarkably uniform sizes using low-energy comminution techniques. The feedstock particles are roughly parallelepiped in shape and characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially with the grain direction and defining a substantially uniform distance along the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L. The particles exhibit a disrupted grain structure with prominent end and surface checks that greatly enhances their skeletal surface area as compared to their envelope surface area. The L×H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers. The W×H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel end surfaces characterized by crosscut fibers and end checking between fibers. The L×W dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel top surfaces characterized by some surface checking between longitudinally arrayed fibers. The feedstock particles are manufactured from a variety of plant biomass materials including wood, crop residues, plantation grasses, hemp, bagasse, and bamboo.10-27-2011
20110262686High Tensile Strength Article with Elastomeric Layer - The present invention is an article of a film or sheet or a laminate of the film or sheet with nonwoven facing layer(s). The film or sheet is a blended compound of selectively hydrogenated thermoplastic block copolymer, a tackifying resin, and polyolefin and/or polystyrene, that has superior tensile strength and a good balance of good elasticity, low stiffness and good adhesion.10-27-2011
20110064910LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE FILM AND FABRICATION METHOD OF LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE FILM - A manufacturing method of a light transmissive film includes the following steps. A film is provided, and the film includes a plurality of nano-units and has a reference direction. In addition, a plurality of first stripes parallel to each other is formed on the film by an energy beam, and the first stripes are neither perpendicular nor parallel to the reference direction.03-17-2011
20090197038CARBON NANOTUBE FILM STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A carbon nanotube film structure includes at least one carbon nanotube film or at least two stacked carbon nanotube films. Each carbon nanotube film includes a plurality of ultralong carbon nanotubes parallel to the surface of the carbon nanotube film and parallel to each other. A length of the ultralong carbon nanotube is equal to or greater than 1 centimeter. The invention is also related to a method for making the above-described carbon nanotube film structure.08-06-2009
20120308767BIMODAL AND MULTIMODAL PLANT BIOMASS PARTICLE MIXTURES - An industrial feedstock of plant biomass particles having fibers aligned in a grain, wherein the particles are individually characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially parallel to the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L, wherein the L×H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers, the W×H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel end surfaces characterized by crosscut fibers and end checking between fibers, and the L×W dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces, and wherein the particles in the feedstock are collectively characterized by having a bimodal or multimodal size distribution.12-06-2012
20100028595Process for producing laminates of unidirectionally arranged polymeric tapes - Process for producing a laminate being built of at least two monolayers of polymeric tapes, the polymeric tapes having a tensile strength of at least 200 MPa, said process comprises the steps of -forming a first monolayer of polymeric tapes by pre-tensioning the polymeric tapes and subsequently positioning the polymeric tapes under tension in a unidirectional, parallel manner,—forming at least a second monolayer over the first monolayer in the same manner the first monolayer is formed, thereby stacking the at least two monolayers of polymeric tapes in such a way that the direction of the polymeric tapes is the same in every monolayer and that the polymeric tapes of each monolayer are offset to the tapes of the adjoining monolayer above or below that monolayer—consolidating the thus stacked monolayers of polymeric tapes to obtain a laminate.02-04-2010
20100028594METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING A BLADE - A method of manufacturing a blade is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of first plies, each of the first plies sized to extend substantially the length of a span of the blade and providing a plurality of second plies, each of the second plies sized to extend only partially the length of the span of the blade. The method also includes layering the plurality of first plies and the plurality of second plies in a mold such that the plurality of second plies is interspersed throughout the plurality of first plies to spread apart the plurality of first plies to facilitate increasing a cross-sectional area of the blade and bonding the plurality of first plies to the plurality of second plies to facilitate forming a structural core of the blade.02-04-2010
20120148791PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE TAPE OR SHEET - Disclosed is a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape or sheet having an adhesive face which includes two or more different pressure-sensitive adhesives each capable of acting on an adherend and exhibits adhesiveness and debonding capability both at high levels. The pressure-sensitive adhesive tape or sheet has an adhesive face being substantially smooth and including at least on region composed of a first pressure-sensitive adhesive and at least one region composed of a pressure-sensitive adhesive other than the first pressure-sensitive adhesive. In the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape or sheet, the region composed of the first pressure-sensitive adhesive and the region composed of the other pressure-sensitive adhesive than the first pressure-sensitive adhesive preferably are preferably in the form of stripes extending in the longitudinal direction.06-14-2012
20100035017Thermoset polyurethane matrix fiber reinforced composite - A composite fiber and resin reinforcement for strength members for use in the composite wood industry. The composite fiber and resin reinforcement is a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite comprising a thermoset polyurethane resin matrix and a plurality of fibers. Typical uses will be as a reinforcing material for wood laminates, such as wood support beams (glulam), truck floors and truss fabrication.02-11-2010
20110039059MOLDING ARTICLE WITH EMI SHIELDING FILM AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - A molding article includes a base and an EMI shielding film adhered to the base. The base includes a thermoplastic material and is made by injection molding. The EMI shielding film includes carbon nanotubes.02-17-2011
20120301663CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - Disclosed are a carbon nanotube composite and a method for making the same advantageous for achieving a higher density of a carbon nanotube assembly. The carbon nanotube composite includes a substrate and a carbon nanotube assembly mounted on the surface of the substrate. The carbon nanotube assembly is composed of multiple carbon nanotubes arranged densely in parallel oriented in the direction upward from the surface of the substrate. The carbon nanotube assembly has a density of 70 mg/cm11-29-2012
20110064909 COMPOSITE MATERIAL - A composite material comprises a layer of fibres conjoined to a matrix, where one of the matrix and fibres comprises a first component which exhibits auxetic behaviour for loading along a first direction, and the other of the matrix and fibres comprises a second component which exhibits non-auxetic behaviour for loading along the first direction.03-17-2011
20120171411Nanotube-Based Insulators - A nanotube-based insulator is provided having thermal insulating properties. The insulator can include a plurality of nanotube sheets stacked on top of one another. Each nanotube sheet can be defined by a plurality of carbon nanotubes. The plurality of carbon nanotubes can be configured so as to decrease normal-to-plane thermal conductivity while permitting in-plane thermal conductivity. A plurality of spacers can be situated between adjacent nanotube sheets so as to reduce interlayer contact between the nanotubes in each sheet. The plurality of spacers can be ceramic or alumina dots or provided by texturing the nanotube sheets.07-05-2012
20110014419PREPREGS - The invention provides a prepreg comprising matrix and fibres, having deposited thereon a plurality of regions raised at least 5 micrometres relative to the surface of the matrix, a method of preparing such a prepreg, a method of curing a laminate of a plurality of such preprags and the cured laminate produced by such a method.01-20-2011
20120064284BICYCLE COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A COMPONENT - A bicycle component is provided comprising an elongated body consisting of structural fibers incorporated in a matrix of polymeric material and having, in an end part thereof, a seat for the mechanical coupling of the component with an element of the bicycle. Also provided in the zone between the seat and the end of the body is a continuous layer of structural fibers which surround the seat and which ensure mechanical continuity in the aforementioned zone. The central part of the component comprises at least one first layer formed of continuous structural fibers incorporated in a matrix of polymeric material and at least one second layer formed of small pieces of structural fibers incorporated in a matrix of polymeric material and arranged randomly inside the layer, such layers overlapping each other.03-15-2012
20120070611METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING SHEETS OF FIBRES FROM BANANA PLANTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PAPER PRODUCTS - A method and apparatus for producing sheets from the pseudostems of banana plants in the family Musaceae, each pseudostem having a longitudinal axis. The method includes the steps of feeding a pseudostem (03-22-2012
20120164372CARBON NANOTUBE FILM STRUCTURE - A carbon nanotube film structure includes at least one carbon nanotube film or at least two stacked carbon nanotube films. Each carbon nanotube film includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes parallel to the surface of the carbon nanotube film and parallel to each other. A length of the carbon nanotube is equal to or greater than 1 centimeter.06-28-2012
20100247847ADVANCED ANTIBALLISTIC MATERIALS - A stack is proposed comprising at least one layer of tapes and at least one layer of multifilament yarn.09-30-2010
20120251766CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR FORMING SAME - A method for forming a carbon nanotube composite includes the following steps. A substrate having a surface is provided. A carbon nanotube structure is disposed on the surface of the substrate. The carbon nanotube structure includes a number of carbon nanotubes. The carbon nanotubes define a number of micro gaps. The substrate and the carbon nanotube structure are disposed in an environment filled with electromagnetic waves such that the surface of the substrate is melted and is permeated into the micro gaps.10-04-2012
20120076975COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCT AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE WOOD PRODUCT - A composite wood product and its method of manufacture. The wood product comprises aligned, substantially straight wood strands cut from veneer, disposed side by side lengthwise in substantially parallel relationship with adhesive bonding together the strands. The product is produced in a billet having a width in the range of about 3 ft. to 12 ft. and with a thickness in the range of about 1.1 inches to 2 inches. The strand ends are distributed in a specific pattern that approximates maximizing the minimum distance between strand ends. The wide sides of the billet are coated with a dark colored resin. The billet may be sawn lengthwise into sizes used for joists and rafters. Such a sawn product (e.g. 1.5″ by 9.25″) has the wide sides a dark resin color and the narrow sawn sides mostly wood colored. The strands are parallel to its length.03-29-2012
20120076974VERTICALLY ALIGNED CARBON NANOTUBE ARRAYS FROM LIQUID DISPERSIONS - A method and device for producing an aligned carbon nanotube array. The arrays of aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) may be formed by drying liquid dispersions of CNTs on a nanoporous substrate under an applied electrostatic field. The array may be used in a number of applications including electronics, optics, and filtration, including desalination.03-29-2012
20120177874FIBER REINFORCED CORE PANEL - A fiber reinforced core panel having a first side and an opposing second side. The core panel contains a series of adjacent low density strips having at least three faces and having a length to width aspect ratio of at least 5:1. The core panel also contains a continuous fibrous reinforcement sheet which is threaded through the low density strips. The reinforcement sheet forms at least about sixty five percent (65%) of the surface area of the first side of the core panel and at least about sixty five percent (65%) of the surface area of the second side of the core panel.07-12-2012
20120258277NOZZLE ASSEMBLY AND COMPOSITE STRETCH MATERIAL PRODUCED BY USING THE SAME - A nozzle assembly includes an upstream block, an upstream shim, an intermediate shim, a downstream shim and a downstream block arranged in this order in a machine direction MD from the upstream side to the downstream side. A lower end of the nozzle is formed with grooves as guide grooves to support elastics. A first pipe, a dispersion slit for a web and convergence slits for a web define first flow channels wherein the slits are respectively formed with outlets for a web. A second pipe, a dispersion slit for elastics and convergence slits for elastics define a second flow channels wherein the slits are respectively formed with outlets for elastics. The outlets for elastics are formed in the respective guide grooves and each of the outlets for a web lies between each pair of the adjacent outlets for elastics as viewed in the cross direction CD.10-11-2012
20120189805PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LAMINATES OF UNIDIRECTIONALLY ARRANGED POLYMERIC TAPES - Process for producing a laminate being built of at least two monolayers of polymeric tapes, 07-26-2012
20110123760PRODUCT BASED ON MINERAL FIBERS AND PROCESS FOR OBTAINING IT - A thermal insulation product based on mineral wool, characterized in that the fibers have a micronaire of less than 10 l/min, preferably less than 7 l/min and especially between 3 and 6 l/min, the product including infrared absorbent and/or reflective elements, and in that the product has a thermal conductivity of less than 30 mW/m.K.05-26-2011
20110003112Ballistic laminate structure - A ballistic-resistant laminate assembly having a pair of films with an array of stacked pairs of first and second of unidirectionally-oriented bundles of high strength filaments therebetween, with the stacked filament bundles being arranged substantially interlinear with adjacent unidirectionally-oriented adhesions between the pair of films. The adhesions form continuous tubular sleeves between the pair of films with the stacked bundles of high strength filaments being substantially free floating yet contained therein. Optionally, the high strength filaments are coated or soaked in a liquid-to-solid phase change material or PCM.01-06-2011
20110236622FIBER COMPOSITE COMPONENT FOR ABSORBING ENERGY - In the case of a fiber composite component for energy absorption in the event of a crash for an aircraft or spacecraft, the fiber composite component is formed as a laminate construction made of CFRP layers and at least one integrated metal foil portion which is corrosion-resistant with respect to the CFRP layers. A fuselage structure portion of an aircraft or spacecraft is formed using at least one fiber composite component of this type. An aircraft or spacecraft comprises a fuselage structure portion of this type.09-29-2011
20130183483Polyester/Nylon 6 Tape Elements for Rubber Reinforcement - A reinforced rubber article containing a rubber article and a fibrous layer embedded into the rubber article. The fibrous layer contains monoaxially drawn tape elements having at least a first layer, an upper surface and a lower surface. The first layer comprises a blend of polyester and nylon 6. Methods of forming the reinforced rubber article are also disclosed.07-18-2013
20120100335COMPOSITE MATERIALS - A prepreg comprising a structural layer of packed unidirectional conductive fibres comprising thermosetting resin in the interstices, and a first outer layer of resin comprising thermosetting resin, and being essentially free of unidirectional conductive fibres, which when cured under elevated temperature, produces a cured composite material comprising a cured structural layer of packed unidirectional conductive fibres and a first outer layer of cured resin comprising unidirectional conductive fibres dispersed within.04-26-2012
20100203283THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL - A circuit package for housing semiconductor or other integrated circuit devices (“die”) includes a high-copper flange, one or more high-copper leads and a liquid crystal polymer frame molded to the flange and the leads. The flange includes a dovetail-shaped groove or other frame retention feature that mechanically interlocks with the molded frame. During molding, a portion of the frame forms a key that freezes in or around the frame retention feature. The leads include one or more lead retention features to mechanically interlock with the frame. During molding, a portion of the frame freezes in or adjacent these lead retention features. The frame includes compounds to prevent moisture infiltration and match its coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) to the CTE of the leads and flange. The is frame is formulated to withstand die-attach temperatures. A lid is ultrasonically welded to the frame after a die is attached to the flange.08-12-2010
20100143644APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SOLIDIFYING A MATERIAL UNDER CONTINUOUS LAMINAR SHEAR TO FORM AN ORIENTED FILM - A method of solidifying a fluid comprising a material into an oriented film. The method includes pumping the fluid into a channel at an input end thereof at a predetermined pressure sufficient to push the material to an output end of the channel. The channel is at least partially defined by a substantially smooth outer surface of an inner tube and a substantially smooth inner surface of an outer tube. The method also includes subjecting the material to laminar shear at a predetermined rate by rotating one of the inner tube and the outer tube relative to the other. The predetermined rate is selected to promote solidification of the fluid into the oriented film. Also, the method includes cooling the material at a predetermined rate as the material moves through the channel from the input end to the output end to promote solidification of the fluid into the oriented film.06-10-2010
20080226867Hard Wood Strand Products - A strand lumber or board product based on eucalypt species and an iso-cyanate binder such as PMDI.09-18-2008
20130136892STUFFED ARTICLE - This stuffed article (05-30-2013
20130095283MODULARIZED ASSEMBLING AND SHAPING STRUCTURE OF BAMBOO FRAME - A modularized assembling and shaping structure of bamboo frame includes providing previously machined and prepared bamboo strips of desired lengths and quantity and applying fixtures to bend the bamboos into a desired geometric shape, such as rectangle, circle, and ellipse. The opposite ends of each frame loop are then applied with adhesives for jointing and bonding to each other to form a closed frame loop so that each frame loop has only one jointing connection. A plurality of frame loops that is of similar shapes but has different cross-sectional dimensions is concentrically nested together, with the mating surfaces of adjacent frame loops bonded together with adhesives and the jointing connections of the frame loops being not in alignment with each other, to form a bamboo frame of improved overall frame strength.04-18-2013
20130101787HIGH PERFORMANCE LAMINATED TAPES & RELATED PRODUCTS FOR BALLISTIC APPLICATIONS - Highly uniform woven fibrous structures formed from fibrous tapes, wherein the tapes constitute the warp and weft tapes of a woven fabric. The individual fibrous tapes may be woven or non-woven, and may be formed as narrow tapes or may be cut from a wider fabric web.04-25-2013
20130122241PROCESS FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE PREPREG BASE, LAYERED BASE, AND FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTIC - A composite prepreg base includes a raw prepreg base comprising a fiber sheet including discontinuous reinforcing fibers arranged in one direction and having a fiber length of 1-300 mm and a matrix resin infiltrated into the fiber sheet; and an additional resin layer formed on at least one surface of the raw prepreg base. The composite prepreg base is produced by a process including (i) the step of preparing the raw prepreg base and (ii) the step of forming an additional resin layer on at least one surface of the raw prepreg base prepared. A layered base includes two or more sheets of the composite prepreg base which have been superposed so that the additional resin layer is present on at least one surface; and a fiber-reinforced plastic formed by heating and pressing the layered base.05-16-2013
20100279061METHOD OF FABRICATING A REINFORCED MEDIUM FOR ABRASIVE-COATED GRINDING MATERIAL, AND ABRASIVE-COATED GRINDING MATERIAL OBTAINED THEREFROM - The present invention relates to a machine for fabricating a medium for abrasive-coated grinding material, wherein at least one continuous reinforcing element in the form of a tape or a yarn is introduced continuously during wet formation of the medium.11-04-2010
20110236623PLASTIC CO-EXTRUSION APPARATUS WITH SELECTABLE POLYMER FLOW CONTROL AND PRODUCT PRODUCED USING THE APPARATUS - Co-extrusion apparatus for manufacturing a laminated plastic film or sheet comprises a plug-type layer sequencer including a plurality of channels for conducting a plurality of polymer flows; a transitional aspect ratio block for inducing the plurality of polymer flows to converge; and a flow velocity profiler cartridge for combining the plurality of polymer flows to form the film. In accordance with one embodiment, the layer sequencer includes a tapered selector pin which minimizes mechanical damage when the selector pin is removed. In accordance with another embodiment, the flow velocity profiler cartridge includes inserts fitting within cavities for controlling the polymer flows which form the layers of the film or sheet manufactured by the apparatus. At least one such insert defines lanes within an associated cavity so as to promote the formation of lanes of differing polymer composition within at least one layer of the laminated sheet or film.09-29-2011
20130149491COMPOSITE ARTICLE MADE WITH UNIDIRECTIONAL FIBRE REINFORCED TAPE - Disclosed is a method of forming an article from a unidirectional (UD) tape comprising a continuous unidirectional fibre impregnated with polymer resin. The method includes winding a continuous section of cold UD tape to form a closed loop preform (38) comprising a plurality of stacked layers while discretely welding and consolidating the wound preform by heating and applying pressure.06-13-2013
20100316839CHIPBOARD - An oriented strand board for structural applications and a method of its production comprising elongated strands having aspect ratios greater than 2, the strands being derived from the outer shells of oil palm tree fronds formed as a bi-product of the harvest of oil palm fruit, such that the strand length is limited to about a meter, the strands being cut from the outer shell area of the fronds and at least the outer regions of the major faces of the board being substantially free of core material, the shell strands being combined with a heat settable binder material, the strands being formed by elongated blades moving relative to a frond length in planes generally aligned with a longitudinal direction of the frond length, the strands of the frond shells being arranged and being permanently bonded together such that they are predominately generally aligned with the structural direction of the board at least at the outer regions of the major faces of the board.12-16-2010
20130122242Cellucotton Having Vertical Structure That Enables Bi-Directional Elasticity, Production Device and Method Thereof - A cellucotton having a vertical structure that enables bi-directional elasticity, a production device and a method thereof are disclosed. During the production of the cellucotton having a vertical structure by lapping and stacking of fiber layers (05-16-2013
20130189478Narrow Flake Composite Fiber Material Compression Molding - Methods provide for creating a three-dimensional random fiber orientation in a composite component. According to embodiments described herein, narrow flakes are created from a unidirectional composite fiber tape and poured into a reservoir of a mold, creating a three-dimensional random fiber orientation of the narrow flakes within the reservoir. At least a majority of the narrow flakes have an aspect ratio of length to width of at least 6:1. The narrow flakes are heated and compressed to fill the mold and create the composite component. The three-dimensional random fiber orientation of the narrow flakes within the reservoir is maintained as the narrow flakes are pushed through the mold, creating consistent, uniform strength characteristics throughout the resulting composite component.07-25-2013
20120301662CURABLE COMPOSITIONS - The present invention relates to a curable composition, comprising at least one benzoxazine compound, and at least one sulfonic acid ester having a cyclic structure. In particular, the invention relates to the use of at least one sulfonic acid having a cyclic structure as a heat-activatable catalyst for curable composition, comprising at least one benzoxazine compound.11-29-2012
20120088063TRANSPARENT COMPOSITES WITH ORGANIC FIBER - A composite article comprises a substantially transparent matrix and at least one substantially transparent organic fiber embedded within the matrix. The matrix and the organic fiber may have substantially equivalent refractive indices within a wavelength band of interest.04-12-2012

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