This week's featured invention patented by Virginia inventors is within CPC Section D: Textiles & Paper.
Inventor(s): Thomas Yiu-Tai Tam, Chesterfield; David A Hurst, Richmond; Mark Tallent, Midlothian; Henry Gerard Ardiff, Chesterfield; John Armstrong Young, Midlothian; Ralf Klein, Midlothian; Bradley Grunden, Midlothian
Assignee(s): HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC., Morristown, NJ
Abstract: Fabrication of ballistic resistant fibrous composites having improved ballistic resistance properties and retained or improved ballistic penetration resistance properties. The composites are formed from high tenacity fibers having a tenacity of at least about 33 g/denier at ambient room temperature after being modified by a plasma treatment or by a corona treatment, without tenacity loss due to said treatments.