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METAL SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A metal substrate includes a first insulating substrate, a second insulating substrate, a first metal layer, a second metal layer and a release layer. The first insulating substrate has a first modified surface and a second surface opposite to the first modified surface. The first metal layer faces the second surface. The release layer is bonded on the first modified surface. The second insulating substrate is bonded on a side of the release layer, such that the release layer is between the first modified surface and the second insulating substrate. The second metal layer is disposed on a side of the second insulating substrate, such that the second insulating substrate is between the release layer and the second metal layer. An original surface roughness of the first modified surface has a variation substantially less than 10% after the first modified surface is released from the release layer.



SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ABNORMALITY OF SUBSTRATE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A substrate processing apparatus having a detecting unit that can detect an abnormality of a substrate such as a crack of the substrate or chipping of the substrate is disclosed. The substrate processing apparatus includes a polishing unit configured to polish a substrate, a cleaning unit configured to clean the polished substrate, a substrate abnormality detection unit configured to detect an abnormality of the substrate, and a substrate transporting mechanism configured to transport the substrate in the order of the polishing unit, the substrate abnormality detection unit, and the cleaning unit. The substrate abnormality detection unit includes an imaging device configured to image the substrate, and an output monitoring unit configured to determine a status of the substrate by comparing a signal obtained from the imaging device with a predetermined threshold.



SYMMETRIC PLASMA PROCESS CHAMBER

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present invention provide a plasma chamber design that allows extremely symmetrical electrical, thermal, and gas flow conductance through the chamber. By providing such symmetry, plasma formed within the chamber naturally has improved uniformity across the surface of a substrate disposed in a processing region of the chamber. Further, other chamber additions, such as providing the ability to manipulate the gap between upper and lower electrodes as well as between a gas inlet and a substrate being processed, allows better control of plasma processing and uniformity as compared to conventional systems.



SYMMETRIC PLASMA PROCESS CHAMBER

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present invention provide a plasma chamber design that allows extremely symmetrical electrical, thermal, and gas flow conductance through the chamber. By providing such symmetry, plasma formed within the chamber naturally has improved uniformity across the surface of a substrate disposed in a processing region of the chamber. Further, other chamber additions, such as providing the ability to manipulate the gap between upper and lower electrodes as well as between a gas inlet and a substrate being processed, allows better control of plasma processing and uniformity as compared to conventional systems.



SYMMETRIC PLASMA PROCESS CHAMBER

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present invention provide a plasma chamber design that allows extremely symmetrical electrical, thermal, and gas flow conductance through the chamber. By providing such symmetry, plasma formed within the chamber naturally has improved uniformity across the surface of a substrate disposed in a processing region of the chamber. Further, other chamber additions, such as providing the ability to manipulate the gap between upper and lower electrodes as well as between a gas inlet and a substrate being processed, allows better control of plasma processing and uniformity as compared to conventional systems.



SYMMETRIC PLASMA PROCESS CHAMBER

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present invention provide a plasma chamber design that allows extremely symmetrical electrical, thermal, and gas flow conductance through the chamber. By providing such symmetry, plasma formed within the chamber naturally has improved uniformity across the surface of a substrate disposed in a processing region of the chamber. Further, other chamber additions, such as providing the ability to manipulate the gap between upper and lower electrodes as well as between a gas inlet and a substrate being processed, allows better control of plasma processing and uniformity as compared to conventional systems.



METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WAVELENGTH MULITPLEXING OPTICAL COMMUNICATION MODULE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of manufacturing a wavelength multiplexing optical communication module which includes a plurality of light emitting elements, a plurality of optical lenses adjusting wavefronts of emergent lights from the plurality of light emitting elements, and a multiplexer combining the lights adjusted by the plurality of optical lenses, includes: applying a resin on a carrier so as to have a shape with a curvature symmetric about a rotation axis; and bonding a lower surface of the optical lens to the carrier with the resin, wherein a recess having a curvature is formed at a center of the lower surface of the optical lens.



DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THERMAL BONDING OF A TEXTILE WEB

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a device and a method for the bonding of a textile web, whereby the textile web is guided over an idler drum into a bonding plant, led around a through-air drum and over a cooling drum and then led out again, whereby heated fresh air flows through the web and the through-air drum and the exhaust air is extracted from the bonding plant. According to the invention, it is intended that cooling air is directed onto the web ahead of the detachment point of the web from the through-air drum onto the web.



Adhesive Containing High Solid Copolymer Polyol Polyurethane Prepolymer

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A high solid copolymer polyol adhesive composition comprising: (A) A polyurethane prepolymer comprising: (1) One or more polyisocyanates; (2) One or more compounds containing on average more than one isocyanate reactive compound; (3) A dispersion triol containing from 10 to 60 percent by weight, based on the weight of the dispersion, of particles of an organic polymer which is nonreactive with the isocyanate reactive compounds and the polyisocyanates having a particle size of less than 5 microns; wherein the prepolymer has a free isocyanate content of greater than 2.2 to 15 percent; and (B) A catalyst capable of catalyzing the reaction of isocyanate moieties with water.



MULTI-PURPOSE ADHESIVES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Described herein are adhesives that exhibit good cohesive and tack properties. In certain aspects, the adhesives can be applied to substrates using a low- or medium-pressure delivery system. The adhesives can be readily applied to any substrate such as, for example, a floor, wall, ceiling, countertop, and the like. The adhesives are particularly effective in adhering heavy materials such as, for example ceramic tiles and wall panels to walls.



PHOTO CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, IMAGING DISPLAY DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A photocurable resin composition which hardly causes leakage and is easily formed into a desired shape and an image display device using this photocurable resin composition are provided. Namely, a photocurable resin composition comprises a compound (A) having a photopolymerizable functional group and an oil gelling agent (B), is provided. Also, an image display device having a laminate structure including an image display unit having an image display part, a transparent protective plate, and a resin layer existent between the image display unit and the transparent protective plate, wherein the resin layer is a cured material of the above-described photocurable resin composition, is provided.



TWO-COMPONENT SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR FOR FORMING AN ADHESIVE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Described is a two-component system, particularly for forming an adhesive, which is suitable, for example, for applications in the foundry industry and in the construction industry.



BICYCLE SADDLE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A bicycle saddle manufacturing method includes the steps of expanding a foamable material to form the foamable material into a semi-finished saddle body, and performing a thermoforming process to form the semi-finished saddle body into a saddle in a forming mold. As a result, the bicycle saddle manufacturing method of the present invention can avoid waste of material and environmental pollution.



RIGID HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATES (HPL)

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for producing rigid high pressure laminates (HPL) with an embossed-in-structure texture on the surface, wherein a first structure embossed on the surface of the HPL is in perfect alignment with a second identical structure printed on the decor sheet of the HPL.



Cartridge and tubular container trimming and refinishing apparatus for ink and label removal

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device for removing a thin outer layer from the surface of a cartridge or tubular container such as a caulk cartridge for removal of ink, contaminant, adhesive, or printed or stamped label from the outside of the cartridge. The apparatus includes cartridge hopper and a cartridge handling mandrel or plunger which automatically removes a cartridge from the hopper aligning same for insertion of the cartridge axially through the throat of a spinning ring which contains at least one and preferably a plurality of inwardly extending knifes. The spinning knife distal end trims or peels off the label, adhesive, ink, imperfections, or even a thin film from an outer layer of a selected thickness effectively reconditioning the cartridge for reuse to be filled with virgin material or to be used as uncontaminated re-ground material to be sold as scrap.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED BACKING FILM REMOVAL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A backing film removal system including a substrate support member configured to support a substrate, where a backing film is attached to the substrate, a backing film separating member arranged operatively with respect to the substrate support member such that at least a portion of the backing film separating member is positionable between at least one portion of the substrate and backing film when the substrate is disposed on the substrate support member, a backing film holding member configured to maintain a separation between the substrate and backing film at the at least one portion of the substrate and backing film, and at least one drive unit connected to one or more of the substrate support member and the backing film separating member and operable to cause relative movement between the substrate support member and the backing film separating member.



DEVICE, SPECIAL PAPER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SHAPED ARTICLES

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a device, a special paper and a method for producing three-dimensional objects.



MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR ELASTOMERIC LAMINATE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A process for making an elastomeric laminated product including the steps of laminating an elastomeric film between a first spunbond nonvowen layer and a second spunbond nonwoven layer so as to form a laminated web, transporting the laminated web through intermeshing rollers so as to strain portions of the laminated web to form activated regions in the laminated web, and transporting the activated laminated web to a first portion of a rotating wheel, the first portion of the wheel having a cross direction width that is smaller than a cross direction width at a second portion of the wheel, so that the laminated web follows rotation of the wheel and is stretched in the cross direction at the second portion of the wheel before separating from the wheel at the first portion in a relaxed state.



Fire Barrier Layer And Fire Barrier Film Laminate

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A fire barrier laminate including: at least one non-fibrous fire barrier layer directly or indirectly coated onto at least one first polymeric flame propagation resistant film layer; at least one second film layer proximate to the non-fibrous fire barrier layer opposite the first polymeric flame propagation resistant film layer; at least one scrim layer disposed: (i) between the non-fibrous fire barrier layer and the first polymeric flame propagation resistant film layer; and/or (ii) between the non-fibrous fire barrier layer and the second film layer; and/or (iii) proximate to the first polymeric flame propagation resistant film layer opposite the non-fibrous fire barrier layer; and/or (iv) proximate to the second film layer opposite the non-fibrous fire barrier layer. Also, a method of making the fire barrier laminate.



LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The lightweight structure according to the invention has at least one substantially plate-shaped structural wall and an enveloping element. The structural wall and the enveloping element are each made of a fibrous composite material. The structural wall is formed from a first fiber outer layer, an intermediate layer and a second fiber outer layer. At least in a sub-region of the end face of the structural wall, a U-shaped profiled connection section (connection section) having a base wall and two side walls is provided. The base wall is arranged to rest against the end face of the structural wall, and the side walls of the U-shaped profiled connection section are arranged to rest against the outer surfaces of the first and second fiber outer layers and are joined to the fiber outer layers.



MANUFACTURING METHOD OF PRESSURE VESSEL WITH HEATING DEVICE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A manufacturing method of a pressure vessel with heating device includes the following steps. A bag-shaped fiber layer with a first bag opening and a bag-shaped insulation layer with a second bag opening are provided. The bag-shaped insulation layer is placed in the bag-shaped fiber layer. The bag-shaped fiber layer is placed in an external mold. A pressurizing process is performed in the cavity of the bag-shaped insulation layer and air is extracted from the bag-shaped fiber layer. A resin solution is injected into the bag-shaped fiber layer to form a bag-shaped resin fiber layer soaked with the resin solution. A curing process is performed on the bag-shaped resin fiber layer to cure the bag-shaped resin fiber layer and to attach it to the bag-shaped insulation layer. A heating device is installed in the bag-shaped layers via a fastening component. The cured first and second bag openings are sealed.



PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE PART

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This process for producing a thermoplastic composite part by laying of at least one thermoplastic composite layer on a tool includes laying on the tool a hardened first ply before the laying of the thermoplastic composite layer. The first ply is produced beforehand to the shape of the tool and includes a first material able to experience an attractive force when it is subjected to a magnetic field, and/or to an electrical potential difference, and includes a second material of a thermoplastic resin that is chemically compatible with the resin of the thermoplastic composite layer. The first ply is clamped to the tool by the effect of a magnetic field, and/or of an electrical potential difference, established at the level of the tool. In one form of implementation, the first ply is produced on a first-ply mold that is preferably of convex shape.



Non-Vented Bladder System for Curing Composite Parts

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A composite part charge having an internal cavity is placed on a tool and covered by a vacuum bag for autoclave curing. A bladder is placed in the cavity to react autoclave pressure on the charge. The bladder is coupled with a flexible fluid reservoir located beneath the vacuum bag. The bladder is pressurized by autoclave pressure applied through the vacuum bag to the flexible fluid reservoir.



MOLD, MOLDING JIG AND MOLDING METHOD

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mold (10) according to the present invention is a mold for molding a surface of a laminate (60) when curing the laminate (60) obtained by laminating prepreg (62). The mold (10) has a planar plate shape and elastically deforms from the planar plate shape into a shape corresponding to a shape of the laminate (60), thereby being capable of coming tight into contact with the laminate (60). Thereby, a mold which is easy to handle can be provided.



SYSTEMS AND TOOLING FOR MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE PARTS AND RELATED METHODS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed systems and tooling for manufacturing flanged ducts may improve upon prior art manufacturing techniques, such as by increasing ease of manufacturing and/or quality of resulting parts formed by the systems and tooling. One example of tooling includes a first tool piece that may be coupled to a base, and a second tool piece that is selectively coupled to and removable from the first tool piece. When positioned together in a closed position, the first tool piece and second tool piece form a composite material-receiving surface and a flange surface on which composite material may be placed and cured in order to form a composite part, such as a flanged duct. Such tooling may allow for placement of composite material over a male radius of the tooling, thereby improving ergonomics of the manufacturing process, as compared to attempting to place composite material into a female radius of prior art tooling.



HYBRID STRUCTURE AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for forming a hybrid structure is provided. The method includes applying a sealant to a first component fabricated from a first material, coupling an isolation sheet to the sealant, and coupling a second component to the isolation sheet. The isolation sheet and the second component are fabricated from a second material that is different than the first material to facilitate preventing formation of a galvanic cell within the hybrid structure.



METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ROTOR

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of manufacturing a rotor includes steps of providing a rotor casing and a bearing, wherein the rotor casing has an axial hole; disposing the bearing in the axial hole; and using a laser to weld an inner edge of the axial hole and an outer edge of the bearing, so as to fix the bearing with the axial hole.



EXTERIOR FORMING METHOD AND EXTERIOR FORMING STRUCTURE OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed herein are an exterior forming method and an exterior forming structure of an electronic component. The exterior forming method of an electronic component may include mounting an injection-molded product, which is injection molded as an electronic component, to an upper portion a heat transferring base unit, mounting a printing film having an ink layer for a heat transfer to the upper portion of the heat transferring base unit such that the ink layer faces an upper surface of the injection-molded product, and heat-transferring the ink layer on the upper surface of the injection-molded product by rotating a heating roll while closely attached at an upper portion of the printing film. The exterior forming method may also include forming an UV coating layer on an upper portion of the ink layer that is heat-transferred on the injection-molded product.



BIOCIDAL LAYER WITH PARTICLES

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A biocidal article includes a support having a first side and an opposing second side. A polymer layer including a polymer is adhered to the first side of the support; the polymer layer has an average layer thickness and a top surface. A plurality of biocidal particles are fixed within the polymer layer, the biocidal particles are coated by the polymer, the biocidal particles have a median particle diameter less than or equal to two microns, and the biocidal particles include a metal salt having soluble constituents. The average layer thickness is less than or equal to two times the median particle diameter, at least some of the biocidal particles extend beyond the average layer thickness from the support, and the polymer forms a semi-permeable membrane through which the soluble constituents percolate to the top surface.



STRETCHABLE PRINTED ELECTRONIC SHEETS TO ELECTRICALLY CONNECT UNEVEN TWO DIMENSIONAL AND THREE DIMENSIONAL SURFACES

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for forming a circuit on an uneven two-dimensional (2-D) or three-dimensional (3-D) surface of an object is described. An amount of electrically conductive material to form a circuit between two points on the object is determined. The determined amount of electrically conductive material is deposited on a first surface of a stretchable substrate. The stretchable substrate with the deposited electrically conductive material is applied to the object to form a circuit between two points on the object.



METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a method of manufacturing a lithium secondary battery, in which, after filling a slurry containing a positive electrode active material in a plurality of pores of a metal foam, followed by performing a heat treatment process under an optimal condition, the positive electrode active material is firmly adhered in the plurality of pores of the metal foam, to thus prevent a positive electrode active material from being peeled off from the pores at the time of driving the lithium secondary battery, and increase reliability of the lithium secondary battery.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING BATTERY SEPARATOR ROLL

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a long separator roll. A method according to the present invention for producing a battery separator roll includes a connecting step of connecting two or more separators (12b and 12c) to each other along a lengthwise direction so that the battery separator roll is produced.



EDGE RING FOR BEVEL POLYMER REDUCTION

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present disclosure include methods and apparatuses utilized to reduce residual film layers from a substrate periphery region, such as an edge or bevel of the substrate. Contamination of the substrate bevel, backside and substrate periphery region may be reduced after a plasma process. In one embodiment, an edge ring includes a base circular ring having an inner surface defining a center opening formed thereon and an outer surface defining a perimeter of the base circular ring. The base circular ring includes an upper body and a lower portion connected to the upper body. A step is formed at the inner surface of the base circular ring and above a first upper surface of the upper body. The step defines a pocket above the first upper surface of the upper body. A plurality of raised features formed on the first upper surface of the base circular ring.



Substrate Processing System and Ceramic Coating Method Therefor

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A substrate processing system and a method of coating a ceramic layer therewith are provided. The system may include a chamber and a ceramic layer on an inner surface of the chamber. The ceramic layer may include yttrium oxyfluoride (YxOyFz), where x=1, y=1, 2, and z=1, 2.



FABRICATION OF A DISPLAY COMPRISING AUTONOMOUS PIXELS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of fabricating a display comprising a plurality of autonomous pixels is described. Each autonomous pixel comprises a display element and a control element. The control element is configured to sense an external stimulus and to generate, entirely within the autonomous pixel, a control signal to drive the display element based, at least in part, on the magnitude of the sensed external stimulus.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING TAPE ENDS OF A COMPOSITE LAYUP MACHINE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device for identifying an end of a fiber tape rolling over a composite structure is presented. The device includes a light source disposed proximate to the composite structure and configured to project a line of light at a first angle on the fiber tape rolling over the composite structure. Also, the device includes an image capturing unit disposed proximate to the composite structure and configured to capture an image of the line of light on the fiber tape at a second angle. Further, the device includes a controller coupled to the image capturing unit and configured to process the captured image to detect a discontinuity in the line of light on the fiber tape and identify the end of the fiber tape based on the detected discontinuity in the line of light on the fiber tape.



METHOD FOR ENCAPSULATING A LIGHT-GUIDE OPTICAL ELEMENT IN A TRANSPARENT CAPSULE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Method for encapsulating at least partly a light-guide optical element in a transparent capsule, the method comprising at least: —a transparent capsule providing step during which a transparent capsule is provided, —a light-guide optical element providing step during which a light-guide optical element is provided, —an adhesive deposing step during which an adhesive is deposited on at least part of a face of the transparent capsule and/or of a face of the light-guide optical element, —a positioning step during which the transparent capsule and the light-guide optical element are positioned one relative to the other so as to form an optical system, —a bonding step during which the light-guide optical element and the transparent capsule are made integral with the adhesive, wherein the method further comprises prior to the bonding step a control step during which at least one parameter of the optical system is controlled.



AQUEOUS POLYURETHANE DISPSERSIONS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is an aqueous polyurethane dispersion comprising (a) dispersed particles of said polyurethane, wherein said polyurethane is the reaction product of polyurethane formation reactants comprising (i) one or more polyisocyanate, (ii) a polyol component comprising one or more polyol, and (iv) one or more organometallic compound having the structure wherein n is 0 or 1, t is 0 or 1, r is 0 or 1, p is 0 to 2, q is 0 to 13, at least one of p and q is not zero, M is a metal that is not silicon, —X1 is —NH2 or —OH; and —X2 is selected from the group consisting of —SH, —NH2, —COOH, and and (b) one or more isocyanate crosslinker having two or more isocyanate groups per molecule.



MULTI-PHASE POLYMER COMPOSITION

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Multi-phase polymer composition comprising a comb polymer (A) which forms a continuous acrylate phase and a discontinuous hydrocarbon phase, and at least one hydrocarbon compound (B) which is soluble in the hydrocarbon phase of the comb polymer (A), an adhesive mass comprising the multi-phase polymer composition.



MULTI-PHASE POLYMER COMPOSITION

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Multi-phase polymer composition comprising a comb polymer (A) which forms a continuous acrylate phase and a discontinuous hydrocarbon phase, and at least one hydrocarbon compound (B) which is soluble in the hydrocarbon phase of the comb polymer (A), an adhesive mass comprising the multi-phase polymer composition.



ADHESIVE TAPE FOR COVERING ELONGATED GOODS, SUCH AS CABLE SETS IN PARTICULAR, AND METHOD FOR COVERING

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Adhesive tape, in particular for wrapping elongated material such as cable harnesses in an automobile, comprising a carrier material that is provided at least on one side with an adhesive coating, characterized in that the carrier material comprises at least one layer containing at least 75 wt. % of polylactic acid (PLA), wherein the PLA contains a physical blend of at least two PLA polymers, i.e. at least one PLA polymer A and one PLA polymer B, wherein at least 80% of PLA polymer A is produced from 80% D,D-lactide and at least 80% of PLA polymer B is produced from 80% L,L-lactide, and wherein the ratio of D-lactic acid to L-lactic acid in the PLA blend is between 0.4:0.6 and 0.6:0.4.



USES OF UV-CURABLE POLYTHIOETHER SEALANTS FOR SEALING FASTENERS AND FOR SMOOTHING SURFACES

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

UV curable sealants, method s for making the sealants, and method for using the sealants are disclosed. The UV curable sealants may be used in seal caps useful to seal fasteners in aerospace fuel tanks. The UV curable sealants may also be used to smooth defects in surfaces such as aerospace surfaces.



Method for Manufacturing Pneumatic Tire

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for manufacturing the pneumatic tire according to the present technology includes the steps of: molding a green tire that includes an inner liner member; attaching a film to a region on the inner surface of the green tire corresponding to a tread portion, by adhesive force of the inner liner member; coating the inner surface of the green tire that includes the film with a mold release agent; vulcanizing the green tire coated with the mold release agent; removing the film from the inner surface of a pneumatic tire obtained through the vulcanization; and bonding a belt-shaped sound-absorbing member, via an adhesive layer along the tire circumferential direction, to an exposed region from which the film has been peeled off.



In-Line Tie Articles and Methods of Manufacture and Use

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A tie article that includes an attachment portion and a bib portion, where the bib portion includes at least one arm segment and at least one closure device (e.g., a retention wire, tin tie, clasp tie, and the like), where the attachment portion and the bib portion are integrally fabricated from a printed sheet having a first surface and a polymeric film adhered to the first surface of the printed sheet such that the closure device(s) is disposed between the first surface of the printed sheet and the polymeric film at the attachment portion. Multiple tie articles may be manufactured with an in-line process.



DRY FIBROUS MATERIAL FOR SUBSEQUENT RESIN INFUSION

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed herein is a dry, self-supporting fibrous material, the fibers of which have been treated with a binder composition. The fibrous material can be slit into tapes or tows that are suitable for use in an Automated Tape Laying (ATL) or Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) process. This fibrous material is suitable for forming preforms which are configured to receive a matrix resin by resin infusion in the manufacturing of structural composite parts.



BONDING SYSTEM FOR BALLOON MESH AND OTHER STRUCTURES

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for bonding a porous structure to at least one other structure is provided, including an inner adhesive member adapted to be positioned adjacent the porous structure and having a melting temperature, and an outer shrink wrap member positioned over and at least partially enclosing the inner adhesive member, the outer shrink wrap member having a recovery temperature, wherein the melting temperature is higher than the recovery temperature.



METHOD OF FORMING A REFLECTIVE LAMINATE INSULATING ASSEMBLY

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An insulated HVAC duct component such as a transition box includes a first insulation layer and a second, different insulation layer. The transition box includes at least four sidewalls and one of a top and a back wall, the transition box further including a first access port and a second access port, the first access port having a different cross section than the second access port, one of the access ports being spaced from a nearest sidewall by less than 2 inches. The first insulation layer is located along an inside surface of the box. The second different insulation layer overlies the first insulation layer, the second different insulation layer having an air impervious surface, wherein the combined thickness of the first insulation layer and the second different insulation layer is less than 2 inches.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSTRUCTING COMPLEX COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems for constructing complex composite structures include a conveyor and two or more stations operatively and sequentially positioned relative to the conveyor. Each station is configured to operatively deposit a layer of composite material on the conveyor. Methods of constructing a complex composite structure include laying up a first layer of composite material having a first configuration and laying up a second layer of composite material having a second configuration at least partially over the first layer.



PEEL AND STICK WATERPROOFING MATERIAL

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is waterproofing sheeting that uses a polyester layer that provides high lateral stability and puncture resistance. The waterproof sheeting can be used in many applications including waterproof roof underlayments, waterproof sheeting for foundations, underlayment for tile and flooring and various other applications. The waterproof sheeting can be manufactured without many of the problems associated with the granular coatings of existing waterproof sheeting that create excessive wear and environmental hazards.



APPARATUS FOR BUILDING A CARCASS STRUCTURE OF A TYRE FOR VEHICLE WHEELS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A process for manufacturing tyres for vehicle wheels, comprising the step of building on a forming support a carcass structure comprising at least one carcass ply and, at at least one end edge of the carcass ply, at least one annular anchoring structure comprising at least one substantially circumferential annular insert and at least one filling insert associated to said at least one substantially circumferential annular insert. The step of building the carcass structure comprises the steps of positioning the annular anchoring structure on the carcass ply by moving the annular substantially circumferential insert into contact with an end edge of the carcass ply by means of a special positioning member, pulling down the filling insert on the end edge of the carcass ply and turning up a free end portion of the end edge of the carcass ply so as to form a turned up end portion of the carcass ply including said annular anchoring structure. The pulling down of the filling insert on the end edge of the carcass ply is carried out by a special pulling down member while the substantially circumferential annular insert is retained into a contact position with the end edge of the carcass ply by said positioning member.