Patents Assigned to Plastics, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220127063
    Abstract: A packaging system comprising one or more multi-layer packaging pads applied to a pre-wrapped object, such as a metal coil, at high wear locations for increased abrasion resistance. The multi-layer packaging pad includes first and second plies and optionally a slip sheet. The first and second plies are disposed in an overlapping arrangement and have first and second inside slip surfaces, respectively, that face one another. The first and second plies are connected along only a sealed perimeter of the multi-layer packaging pad to provide a slip region between the first and second plies. The first and a second inside slip surfaces are formulated to slide relative to one another such that an unconstrained middle portion of the second ply is moveable relative to the first ply. Associated methods of manufacture and use are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: WESTERN PLASTICS INC.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Clarke, Michael Sean Hanstock
  • Patent number: 11313159
    Abstract: A gesture access system includes at least one ultra wide band transceiver to be mounted to a motor vehicle, and a processor to operate in either of (i) a gesture access mode to control an actuator associated with an access closure of the motor vehicle to lock, unlock, open or close the access closure in response to an object within a sensing region of the at least one UWB transceiver exhibiting a predefined gesture, and (ii) an inactive mode in which the at least one processor does not receive or does not act on UWB radiation detection signals, the at least one processor to operate in the gesture access mode in response to known mobile communication device being within a perimeter defined about the motor vehicle, and to otherwise operate in the inactive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ADAC Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Bussis, Anne Adamczyk, Keith Scheiern
  • Patent number: 11305925
    Abstract: A container and a method for forming a container that has a base flange on a base, and a lid flange on a lid. One or both of the base flange and lid flange have a relief pattern. For each flange that has the relief pattern, the relief pattern imparts rigidity in the flange to resist flexure of the flange relative to the portion of the container (the base or lid) to which the flange is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sonoco Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Figgins
  • Patent number: 11306515
    Abstract: A resettable inertia lock assembly may include a chassis configured to be mounted within an access closure of a motor vehicle, a cassette, a reset structure defined on one of the chassis and the cassette, a resettable locking apparatus carried by the cassette and including an inertia-activated member and an engagement coupler, the engagement coupler movable between a first position securing the inertia-activated member in an inertia-activated position and a second position in which the engagement coupler does not secure the inertia-activated member in the inertia-activated position, and a movement device for producing a relative movement between the chassis and the cassette to cause the reset structure to engage and move the engagement coupler from the first position to the second position thereof to allow the inertia-activated member to move from the inertia-activated position to a home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ADAC Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Allyn VandenBrink
  • Patent number: 11293607
    Abstract: A light unit used in train tunnels is readily mountable and removable from a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket allows the battery backup system and light engine to be gravity mounted in manner that allows for quick and easy mounting and removal while also resisting vibrations and wind. A quick disconnect fitting can be used with the power cord to allow the units to be removed and replaced as needed. The light unit integrates the light engine with a battery backup system so that the entire light and battery unit is removed and replaced when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Autronic Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Lax, Agjah I. Libohova, Timothy J. Keuning, Roy Jacob, Michael Lax
  • Patent number: 11268627
    Abstract: A check valve has an internal gate having an adjustable retention force, such that in the event that if the differential pressure between the upstream and downstream pressure changes, the force required to allow flow through the valve may be adjusted without removal of the valve from the piping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Anna Sarno
  • Publication number: 20220063384
    Abstract: A vehicle removable roof system including a roof support structure removably attachable to a vehicle, the roof support structure including a plurality of vertically oriented supports and at least one horizontally oriented support. The at least one removable panel configured to engage with the roof support structure. The vehicle removable roof system formed of a light weight sandwich composite structure that affords a high gloss surface without resort to additional processing after production with improved moisture resistance and edges suitable for sealing the removable roof assembly to other vehicle components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Continental Structural Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Durham, Yuhei Konagai, Yagi Yutaka, Matthew Plauman, Evan Freeman-Gibb, Hugh Foran
  • Patent number: 11255982
    Abstract: A radiation detection apparatus may include a scintillator to emit scintillating light in response to absorbing radiation, a photosensor to generate an electronic pulse in response to receiving the scintillating light, and a reflector surrounding the photosensor. The photosensor may be coupled to a wiring board and the reflector may be coupled to the wiring board. The radiation detection apparatus can be more compact and more rugged as compared to radiation detection apparatuses that include a photomultiplier tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Terrance McLaughlin, II
  • Patent number: 11254820
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for forming boron nitride-containing aggregates that exhibit improved wear by attrition, and resulting filled polymers that exhibit significantly improved thermal conductivity. The boron nitride-containing aggregates are prepared according to a method that includes wet granulating boron nitride powder with a granulation solution to form wet boron nitride-containing granules; and drying the wet boron nitride-containing granules to cause evaporation of solvent in the granulation solution, thereby forming boron nitride-containing granules. Sintering achieves the desired boron nitride-containing aggregates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Elodie Bahon, Pierre-Loup Judas, Nabil Nahas
  • Patent number: 11249202
    Abstract: A scintillation crystal can include a cesium halide that is co-doped with thallium and another element. In an embodiment, the scintillation crystal can include CsX:Tl, Me, where X represents a halogen, and Me represents a dopant selected from the group consisting of chromium (Cr), zirconium (Zr), cobalt (Co), manganese (Mn), cadmium (Cd), dysprosium (Dy), thulium (Tm), tantalum (Ta), and erbium (Er), the dopant concentration of the element selected from the group consisting of chromium (Cr), zirconium (Zr), cobalt (Co), manganese (Mn), cadmium (Cd), dysprosium (Dy), thulium (Tm), tantalum (Ta), and erbium (Er) in the scintillation crystal is in a range of 1×10?7 mol % to 0.5 mol %. In a particular embodiment, the scintillation crystal may have a cesium iodide host material, a first dopant including a thallium cation, and a second dopant including a cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Fang Meng, Peter R. Menge
  • Patent number: 11247415
    Abstract: A process for resin transfer molding (RTM) with staggered injection of a resin is provided that injects resin into a plurality of injection ports of a mold. The temperature and pressure applied to the mold are controlled during injection to limit promote rapid filling of the mold cavity. The injection ports are activated for injecting the resin in any order of individually, in groups, or pairings. Fibers are readily added to the mold separately or within the resin. Cycle times of from 1 to 5 minutes are provided for the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Probir Kumar Guha, Michael J. Siwajek, Philippe Bonte, Marc-Phillippe Toitgans, Dominique Boyer
  • Patent number: 11246391
    Abstract: A container for storing and dispensing loose powder has a jar, a multitiered sifting-dispenser, a dispenser slot, and a closure plug. The multitiered sifting dispenser is a rigid frustum-shaped divider that separates an interior cavity of the jar into two compartments. The dispenser slot traverses from a first compartment to a second compartment by passing through the multitiered sifting-dispenser. As a result, cosmetic powder that is stored in the first compartment can be dispensed into the second compartment and subsequently deposited onto the multitiered sifting dispenser. The closure plug serves to plug the dispenser slot. To accomplish this, the closure plug is held into place by the jar lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Jerhel Plastics, Inc
    Inventors: Leonard Mecca, Joseph Orloski
  • Patent number: 11242484
    Abstract: A luminescent material can include a rare earth halide having a chemical formula of RE(1-A-B-C)HTADETBSETCXz, wherein RE is a rare earth element, HT is an element or an interstitial site that provides a hole trap, DET is a dopant that provides a relatively deep electron trap, SET is a dopant that provides a relatively shallow electron trap, X is one or more halides, each of A, B, and C has a value greater at least 0.00001 and at most 0.09, and Z has a value in a range of 2 to 4. In an embodiment, a ratio of B:C is selected so that luminescent material has good linearity performance. In another embodiment, the ratio of B:C can be in a range of 10:1 to 100:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter R. Menge
  • Patent number: 11242945
    Abstract: A messenger wire hanger includes a body having integral first, middle, and hook portions. The hook portion is in the shape of a hook adapted to hook over a messenger wire. The body defines a first opening between the first portion and the middle portion and a second opening between the middle portion and the hook portion. A lashing strap has a first portion and a second portion with the first portion of the lashing strap being disposed in the first opening of the body and the second portion of the lashing strap being disposed in the second opening of the body. Another configuration uses three openings with a second pawl extending between the second and third openings to define a tortuous path for the lashing strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Autronic Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Agjah I. Libohova
  • Patent number: 11235909
    Abstract: A display container for displaying an aromatic botanical specimen includes: (a) a container body for enclosing the botanical specimen and scented air having a scent of the botanical specimen; (b) at least one scent discharge port in the container body; and (c) an air pump coupled to the container body and operable to discharge the scented air from within the container body to the environment through the scent discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ALL PLASTIC, INC.
    Inventors: William Thomas Smith, Cheryl Ann Smith
  • Publication number: 20220026322
    Abstract: Methods and systems of analyzing and quantifying a surface acidity on a low surface area sample are disclosed. The methods include analyzing a quantity of an effluent molecular probe desorption from a temperature programmed desorption (TPD) process and system, by employing a mass spectroscopy (MS) system. The molecular probe is chemically adsorbed on a clean surface of the sample before the TPD process. The sample has a surface area to mass ratio of less than 5 m2/g. In some embodiments, the total surface area analyzed in the method can be as low as 3 m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Tritti Siengchum, James M Ralph
  • Publication number: 20220024183
    Abstract: A composite sandwich panel assembly including an open area core, a high gloss surface sheet, and a structural skin. The open are core defines a plurality of pores and has a first face and an opposing second face. The high gloss surface sheet is adhered to the first face of the open area core by a first adhesive layer. The high gloss surface sheet has a high gloss surface. The structural skin is adhered to the second face of the open area core by a second adhesive layer. A process for forming the composite sandwich panel assembly includes positioning the high gloss surface sheet, joining the first face of the open area core to the high gloss surface sheet with a first adhesive layer intermediate therebetween, and joining the structural skin to the second face of the open area core with a second adhesive layer intermediate therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Durham, Yuhei Konagai, Yutaka Yagi, Matthew Plauman, Evan Freeman-Gibb, Hugh Foran
  • Patent number: D942109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry L. Wilkerson, Michael A. McGregor, Paul D. Phillips, Victor A. Sahm, III
  • Patent number: D945877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ALL PLASTIC, INC.
    Inventors: William Thomas Smith, Cheryl Ann Smith
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    Patent number: D948218
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MACRO PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Todd T. Turner