fiber (Total 224639 Patents Found)

The invention relates to a coated fiber mat of improved tear strength upon dividing pieces of the coated mat and the coating which comprises a cured, non-woven, fiber glass mat containing a polysiloxane wherein the fibers are fixedly distributed in a formaldehyde type binder containing a binder modifier which is a cros...
Open-end fiber spinning machine including an under pressure spinning chamber and an opening roller mounted in a fiber opening body. The opening roller engages a feeding channel for feeding the separated fibers, said channel connecting directly the inner space of the spinning chamber with an environment of higher pressu...
A process and apparatus for making densified glass fiber pellets substantially encapsulated in a polymeric shell from chopped segments of multi-filament glass strand is described. The densified pellets may be advantageously produced by hydrating chopped glass strands and then pelletizing them by tumbling in a rotary dr...
An improved process for producing a protected optical fiber cable and the cable produced thereby. The process for producing the cable includes the insertion of a relatively thin optical fiber within a relatively large metal tube by means of flowing a fluid around the fiber and through the tube. As the water flows withi...
An improved method and apparatus for dry forming adhesive coated wood fibers in an airstream in a particular mold apparatus. The invention includes a particular sequence of steps and related apparatus, and permits the manufacturer of a mat of differing cross-sectional shapes but of uniform density. The invention includ...
A fiber optic cable having stress indicating means and a method for making same. The stress indicating means provides a cost effective method for determining whether an optical cable has been bent, stressed or otherwise mishandled, which may cause optical loss when the cable is placed in service. Broadly stated, the fi...
The invention provides a composition for and method of producing a supplemental dietary fiber fortified fructose-based chewy confection which can be stabilized to produce a long textured taffy-like candy or a short textured nougat-like candy, which confection has an acceptable mouthfeel and exhibits a reduced adherence...
Optical fibres are drawn from a solid preform which consists substantially of SiO 2 and doped SiO 2 . After leaving the heating zone, the fiber is guided through a space having a laminar gas flow to restrict the temperature drop across the fiber so that no extra stresses are incorporated in the fiber upon cooling. A d...
A ferule structure for receiving an optical fiber composed of a core and a sheathing for covering the core exclusive of its end includes a core holder for holding the core; a sheath holder for holding the sheathing, communicating with the core holder and being located on an outer wall of the sheathing; and a metallic c...
An optical fiber cable includes a core (22) comprising optical fibers (24-24) in ribbon or single fiber form and a sheath system (50) which provides flexibility for ease of handling and installation, strength to resist tensile and torsional stresses and rodent and/or lightning protection. The core is enclosed by a tube...
A fiber optic displacement sensor includes a flexural disk assembly affixed to a mounting post that extends from a support base that is enclosed by a housing. Spiral wound optical fiber coils are mounted on opposite sides of the flexural disk with optical fiber leads extending from both the inner and outer diameters of...
An optical fiber array includes a plurality of optical fibers which are arranged and fixed in a fiber array member. The optical fibers each have an end projecting from an end face of the fiber array member at substantially the same distance, and each have a lens formed at the end thereof. The optical fiber array is pro...
A process for producing an optical fiber having enhanced radiation resitance is provided, the process including maintaining an optical fiber within a hydrogen-containing atmosphere for sufficient time to yield a hydrogen-permeated optical fiber having an elevated internal hydrogen concentration, and irradiating the hyd...
A method of recognizing particle impurities in textile material includes the following steps: forming a thin fiber web; detecting each particle impurity by an electron-optical sensor; applying signals from the sensor to an image processing system; determining a specific characteristic for each particle impurity by an e...
A continuous precursor fiber bundle for manufacture of carbon fibers comprising a plurality of precursor fiber bundles each of which comprises at least 30,000 filaments, having a joined portion formed by joining at the terminal end of one of the precursor fiber bundles and the starting end of another one of the fiber b...
In one embodiment, first optical signal can be generated at a first end of an optical fiber segment at a first time. The first optical signal can be detected at a second end of the optical fiber segment at a second time. A second optical signal can be generated at a second end of the optical fiber segment at a third ti...
This invention relates to an optical fiber for amplification suitable for amplifying signals in the L-band, an optical fiber amplifier including the optical fiber, and an optical transmission system. The optical fiber amplifier according to the invention includes a silica-based optical fiber as an optical fiber for amp...
An optical fiber splice case particularly adapted for providing fiber optic links directly to a home, business, et al. is provided wherein at least one enclosure base has at least one cover member selectively sealingly engaged with at least one side of the at least one enclosure base. The at least one enclosure base in...
A splicing system for joining polarization-maintaining, single mode optical fibers produces durable fusion splices that have low transmission loss and maintain mode integrity. The system employs active optical techniques such as profile alignment or local injection and detection to achieve optimized lateral alignment o...
When separating steam and gas from a stream containing, possibly glue-coated, fibre pulp produced by a refiner, the hot fibre pulp is directly fed from the refiner to a separation cyclone ( 4 ) placed in a drying channel ( 2 ) for drying the fibre pulp. A hot drying air flow having substantially higher temperature, abo...
A fiber optic cable assembly including a mid-span access location, a cable having at least fiber therein, and a tether attached and spliced to at least one fiber of the cable. The access location and portions of the cables are substantially encapsulated within a flexible body having dimensions sufficient to accommodate...
Silk is purified to eliminate immunogenic components (particularly sericin) and is used to form fabric that is used to form tissue-supporting prosthetic devices for implantation. The fabrics can carry functional groups, drugs, and other biological reagents. Applications include hernia repair, tissue wall reconstruction...
Upon producing a meta-type wholly aromatic polyamide fiber by wet spinning a polymer solution containing a meta-type wholly aromatic polyamide containing a m-phenylenediamine isophthalamide skeleton as a major component, and an amide solvent containing a salt, (1) the polymer solution is ejected into a coagulation bath...
A fiber composite component is produced by first producing a filler for a preform of the fiber composite component from a plastic material, the preform including a textile material. The plastic material of the filler is crosslinked so that plastic molecules of the plastic material are bonded together. The filler is ins...