Briefly described, embodiments of this disclosure include articles and methods of making …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Jennifer Vail, Wallace Gregory Sawyer
Assignees (initial): University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Gainesville, US)
Agents: Thomas Horstemeyer LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Vishal Vasisth (USPTO dept. 1771)


  • 1. An article, comprising: …
  • 2. The article of claim 1 , wherein the aspect ratio is about 10:1 or more. …
  • 3. The article of claim 1 , wherein the polymer is chosen from: a polyetheretherketone …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

The disclosure can be better understood with reference to the following drawings. The components in the drawings are not necessarily to scale, emphasis instead being placed upon clearly illustrating the principles …



Solid lubrication offers many benefits over conventional oil-based hydrodynamic and boundary lubrication. Solid lubrication systems are generally more compact and less costly than oil lubricated systems since pumps, lines, filters …

Cross-Reference to Related Application

This application is the 35 U.S.C. §371 national stage of PCT application which claims priority to “ARTICLES HAVING LOW COEFFICIENTS OF FRICTION, METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF USE,” …

Detailed Description

Before the present disclosure is described in greater detail, it is to be understood that this disclosure is not limited to particular embodiments described, as such may, of course, vary. …

More details about Articles Having Low Coefficients of Friction, Methods of Making the Same, and Methods of Use

Miscellaneous patent data

Developed by Wallace Gregory Sawyer et al., numbered 13/319,274 (application), the grant number is 08846586, categorized under Solid Anti-Friction Device, Article or Material Therefor as a primary classification, illustrated by 4 drawings, similar documents are classified under Ring bonded directly to the carbon of the -C(=O)O- group, ultrafiltration or osmosis, boron compound or elemental sulfur, made in one piece, Rosin acids, Raceways, Race rings, Monomer containing carbon, hydrogen and halogen only, at least one of them being a compound of the type covered by group C10M 121/00, Sulfurized mixture of hydrocarbon and carboxylic acid ester, Elastic crank-webs, Resiliently-mounted crank-pins, using pressure fluid as mounting aid, containing carbon, hydrogen and halogen only, self-adjusting, The organic phosphorus compound is a phosphorus acid, a salt thereof, or an indeterminate reaction product of hydrocarbon and phosphorus sulfide, An additional reactant is a copolymer having ethylene and acyclic olefin monomers, the known agent's company name - Thomas Horstemeyer LLP, the term of the patent was extended by 236 days, the application was published on May. 12, 2010, the patent was granted on Sep. 30, 2014, the assignee organization is University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., located in Gainesville (US), the drawings include the following: Articles Having Low Coefficients of Friction, top-view of the article shown, cross-sectional views of an embodiment, cross-sectional view of an embodiment, the assignee classification - a United States company, the application was examined by Vishal Vasisth (1771 USPTO department), 11 figures are supplied with the description, 18 claims comprise the protection scope, the applicant's state - FL, city - Gainesville, the recorded applicant's name is Vail Jennifer, the patent particularly claims an article, comprising…, the invention is titled Articles Having Low Coefficients of Friction, Methods of Making the Same, and Methods of Use, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the inventor's city is Gainesville, state - FL, the inventor's first name is Wallace Gregory, and his last name is Sawyer.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Condensation polymers of aldehydes or ketones, Polyesters, Polyethers, characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material, Solid Anti-Friction Device, Article or Material Therefor, Sliding surface consisting mainly of plastics, of synthetic resin, Lubricating compositions characterised by the base-material being a compound of unknown or incompletely defined constitution, Binder media, containing halogen, Polymeric or resinous material, Lubricating compositions characterised by containing as components a mixture of at least two types of ingredient selected from base-materials, thickeners or additives, covered by the preceding groups, each of these compounds being essential, Nanoparticle (structure having three dimensions of 100 nm or less), With compound having ether group. The designated search classifications include Polymeric or resinous material, Binder media, Nanoparticle (structure having three dimensions of 100 nm or less), Solid Anti-Friction Device, Article or Material Therefor, With compound having ether group.

Patent details
Publication number 08846586
Publication date Sep. 30, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/319,274
Application date May. 12, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 13
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2011/014288
Int. publication Feb. 3, 2011
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/US2010/034466
Filed internationally May. 12, 2010
National stage date Nov. 7, 2011
Extension term 236
National classification 508/100
Total number of claims 18
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 4
Number of figures 11
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