Patents Examined by Cephia D. Toomer
  • Patent number: 10287710
    Abstract: A radio opaque fiber, filament, and yarn is disclosed herein. The radio opaque fiber, filament, or yarn comprises a matrix (102) comprising a plurality of radio opaque material (104) and a first polymer (106), where the radio opaque material (104) is at least one of a radio opaque element, an alloy of the radio opaque element, and a compound of the radio opaque element, or a combination thereof, wherein the radio opaque element if of an atomic number greater than or equal to 29, and wherein the matrix (102) forms a unified flexible structure. The radio opaque fiber, filament, or yarn further comprises a carrier polymer (108) which binds the plurality of the matrix (102) and imparts spinnability to form the fiber, filament, and yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Bastiao Rodrigues, Vivekananda Siddamalaigounder Krishnaswamy, Vasanth Kumar Sundaravadivelu, Anand Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10273330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to unsaturated carboxylic acid ester obtained from or through the use of a source material defined below in formula (I): A(0.9-1.2)(B+C)(1.0)??(I) wherein the figures set in parentheses indicate the molar proportion of source material A to the sum of source materials B and C, and wherein the following meanings apply: A: unsaturated dicarboxylic acid, B: a hard diol segment, C: a soft diol segment selected from among compounds having a continuous chain between two hydroxyl groups, which have a length of 5 to 30 atoms, wherein the molar ratio of B:C is between 5:95 and 95:5. Furthermore, it relates to unsaturated polyester resin comprising said unsaturated carboxylic acid ester as defined above and a reactive diluents as well as molded articles, coatings, and surface textiles coated, saturated, laminated, and impregnated from or with a thermoset, which was obtained by hardening said unsaturated polyester resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Reinhard Lorenz, Monika Bauer, Sebastian Steffen
  • Patent number: 10273425
    Abstract: A carrier fluid or fluidizer for use in fuel performance additives or fuels including such additives is described herein. The novel carrier fluids include a unique blend of alkoxylated alcohols or polyols providing unexpected performance improvements to fuel performance additives and fuels incorporating the additives. The carrier fluids, when combined with at least a detergent, provide desired valve stick performance and unexpectedly improve the intake valve deposit performance at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Makaye Tabibi, Scott D. Schwab, Charles S. Shanahan, William J. Colucci
  • Patent number: 10273608
    Abstract: A dual-layer mesh fabric includes an upper gauze layer and a lower gauze layer. The upper gauze layer includes upper carded yarns. First color yarns are provided to stretch across at least two of the upper carded yarns and turned and weaved back and forth. The lower gauze layer includes lower carded yarns. Second color yarns are provided to stretch across at least two of the lower carded yarns and turned and weaved back and forth. The first and second color yarns are exchanged at a setting position, enabling the first color yarns to be tuned and inserted through the lower carded yarns and the second color yarns to be tuned and inserted through the upper carded yarns to be knitted. The upper gauze layer having the first color yarns shows the second color yarns. The lower gauze layer having the second color yarns shows the first color yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TSU YI KNITTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Che-Yuan Chiu
  • Patent number: 10272634
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cloth comprising: a gas sheet having multiple individual gas cells formed therein, each cell having substantially a sphere shape, the gas sheet being made of an elastic material to having a good stretchability, each gas cell having a gas filled therein, species of the gas corresponding to an application of the cloth, the gas cells being continuously connected in a matrix form; and an inshell and an outshell attached to inner and outer sides of the gas sheet respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Sang Geun Lee
  • Patent number: 10266973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite material comprising a warp-knitted textile panel having wales corresponding to the warp direction and courses corresponding to the weft direction, and first and second opposite faces, said first face being covered with a layer of at least one polymer material. Advantageously, each of said wales includes first stitches formed on every other course with a first yarn, and second stitches formed on every other course with a second yarn, the first and second stitches being alternated on every other course and being in opposite directions. In addition, in the weft direction, the first yarn and the second yarn each form stitches on every other course in alternation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Bruno Avio
  • Patent number: 10259759
    Abstract: Disclosed is (i) a process of making phenol and/or cyclohexanone from cyclohexylbenzene including a step of removing methylcyclopentylbenzene from (a) the cyclohexylbenzene feed supplied to the oxidation step and/or (b) the crude phenol product (ii) a phenol composition and (iii) a cyclohexylbenzene composition that can be made using the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Davis, Ashley J. Poucher, Jörg F. W. Weber, Jonathan J. Watts, Christopher L. Becker
  • Patent number: 10245808
    Abstract: A laminated fabric article includes a first layer of shock absorbing visco-elastic fabric; a second layer of electromagnetic barrier metallized fabric; and a third layer of moisture barrier hydrophobic coated fabric. The fabric article also may include a fourth layer of shape-memory fabric. The article may be formed as a container or as a garment or a portion of a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Halo International SEZC Ltd.
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10246657
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novel hydrocarbon fuel blends that provide increased power and a broader operating range when utilized as fuel for homogeneous charge compression ignition engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Yu Shi, Garry C. Gunter, Bradley M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10246803
    Abstract: This invention provides a knitted wire carrier for use in constructing a (e.g.) automotive weather seal that incorporates a locking stitch formed from a relatively incompressible and expansion-resisting material that passes through at least one of the warp threads adjacent to the wire weft. In an embodiment, the locking stitch constructed from a steel (or another metal) wire that is solid or braided. In other embodiments, the locking stitch can be constructed from fiberglass, monofilament polymer or another similarly performing material. In an embodiment, the lockstitch wire is constructed from approximately 0.5-millimeter diameter steel and the wire carrier is constructed from approximately 0.5-0.91-millimeter diameter steel. The wire lockstitch can be woven through a center warp yarn that is surrounded by other knitted warp yarns along the overall weft of the wire carrier. The wire carrier is coated with an adhesive, e.g., latex to maintain the knit in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hope Global, Division of NFA Corp.
    Inventors: Jesus Aguilar, Alexander Martinez, Ildeberto Rosa
  • Patent number: 10246806
    Abstract: Provided herein is a new fire barrier nonwoven composed of flame retardant (FR) cellulosic fiber(s) and untreated cellulosic fiber(s) and optionally a binder fiber and methods of making the same, wherein the FR cellulosic fiber contains FR chemical(s) or FR compound(s) that have melting point or decomposition temperature at 400° C. (752° F.) or below. The FR performance of the new nonwoven provided herein is comparable to the conventional FR nonwoven (FR cellulosic fiber/binder fiber), but has advantages in cost effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Sang-hoon Lim, Andrea Piana
  • Patent number: 10239329
    Abstract: A fabric print medium containing a fabric base substrate and a coating composition applied to the fabric base substrate. The coating composition includes a non-halogenated flame retardant agent having phosphorous-containing ingredient and nitrogen-containing ingredient at a 1:1 ratio, a water-soluble polymer binder and a water-soluble high-valence metal complex. Also disclosed are the method for making such fabric print medium and the method for producing printed images using said material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Bor-Jiunn Niu
  • Patent number: 10233590
    Abstract: A foamable aqueous composition can be used to form foamed, opacifying elements with one or more dry foamed layers. These compositions generally contain: (a) 0.5 to 20 weight % of porous particles comprising a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores dispersed within the continuous polymeric phase. The porous particles have a mode particle size of 2 to 50 ?m; (b) at least 20 weight % of a binder material; (c) 0.1 to 30 weight % of a combination of various additives including dispersants, plasticizers, inorganic or organic pigments and dyes, flame retardants, biocides, fungicides, optical brighteners, tinting colorants, metal flakes, and inorganic or organic fillers; (d) water; and (e) at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant different from (c). The foamable aqueous composition is suitably aerated, disposed on a porous substrate, dried, and crushed on the porous substrate to form a foamed, opacifying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Mary Christine Brick, Mridula Nair, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh
  • Patent number: 10233300
    Abstract: Foamable aqueous compositions can be foamed and applied to porous substrates to make light-blocking dry opacifying elements. Such compositions have 0.05-15 weight % of porous particles; at least 20 weight % of a binder; at least 0.0001 weight % of additives (including a surfactant); water; and at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant. Each porous particle includes a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores; a mode particle size of 2-50 ?m; and a porosity of 20-70 volume %. The continuous polymeric phase Tg is >80° C. and has a polymer viscosity of 80-500 centipoises at an ethyl acetate shear rate of 100 sec?1 at a concentration of 20 weight % at 25° C. The dry opacifying element light blocking value is at least 4 and has a luminous reflectance >40% as measured by the color space Y tristimulus value. The foamed aqueous composition has a foam density of 0.1-0.5 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick, Joseph Salvatore Sedita
  • Patent number: 10221505
    Abstract: A textile product embodying a method of fabrication using banana and/or raffia fiber as the weft is provided. The banana and/or raffia fibers provide a softness and capability of being threaded for facilitating interweaving about the warp, while also providing the tensile strength yet flexibility to weave durable textile products on a handloom, all while being non-toxic for the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Julius Sentongo
  • Patent number: 10221387
    Abstract: An integrated facility for the co-production of ethanol and biodiesel fuel is provided. Ethanol and corn oil, the primary product and a by-product from the ethanol plant, are utilized as feedstocks for a biodiesel plant operating within the same general facility as the corn ethanol plant. By-products of the biodiesel plant, principally crude liquid glycerol and gaseous ethanol or methanol, are recycled to various parts of the ethanol plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rayeman Elements, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Overheul, Brandon Awtrey, Daniel Johnson
  • Patent number: 10221070
    Abstract: A coal upgrade plant includes: a dryer 1 that dries coal; a pyrolyzer 3 that pyrolyzes the coal dried by the dryer 1; a quencher 5 that cools the coal pyrolyzed by the pyrolyzer 3; a finisher 7 that deactivates the coal cooled by the quencher 5; and cyclones 28 and 94 that collect pulverized coal generated from the coal, wherein the pulverized coal collected by the cyclones 28 and 94 is fed to an absorber fed to a scrubber 32 that treats a flue gas. Thus, the mercury generated from the coal upgrade plant can be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shintaro Honjo, Kiyotaka Kunimune, Motofumi Ito, Junji Asahara
  • Patent number: 10214225
    Abstract: A friction control composition having high and positive frictional properties for sliding steel surfaces includes a water insoluble hydrocarbon that enables a reduced water content, a rheological additive, a freezing point depressant, a friction modifier, and a lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Whitmore Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Kelvin Chiddick, Alejandro Medrano, Randall Krinker, Kyle Wilson, David Birdwell
  • Patent number: 10196578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lubricant compositions for motorcycle engines where the crankcase lubricant is also used to lubricate a wet clutch. The lubricant compositions contain antimony dithiocarbamates in combination with one or more ash-free friction modifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Marcella, Alexander Michlberger
  • Patent number: 10192038
    Abstract: A process for determining the distillation characteristics of a liquid petroleum product that contains an azeotropic mixture of an oxygenated or nitrogen-containing component and at least one petroleum blending component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC
    Inventor: Leslie R. Wolf