Patents Examined by Gerard Higgins
  • Patent number: 10717897
    Abstract: Polycyclocarbonate compounds and upgraded molecular weight polymers made from such compounds are provided. The polymers have particular utility in coating compositions, especially for use on food and beverage contact substrates that are formed into or will be formed into containers or container components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Sebastien Gibanel, Benoit Prouvost
  • Patent number: 10703905
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition, which comprises 30 parts by weight to 90 parts by weight of a maleimide resin and 15 parts by weight to 60 parts by weight of a benzoxazine resin. The resin composition may be fabricated into various articles, such as prepregs, prepregs with copper foil, resin films, resin films with copper foil, laminates or printed circuit boards, which possess at least one, more or all of the following properties: high peel strength, high thermal resistance after moisture absorption, high glass transition temperature, low thermal expansion, high thermal resistance, low dielectric constant, low dissipation factor and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Zhilong Hu, Licheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10703066
    Abstract: A nonwoven sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided, with the nonwoven sleeve having a tubular nonwoven wall bounding an inner cavity for receipt of an elongate member therein. The tubular nonwoven wall includes a strip of nonwoven material spiral wrapped about a central longitudinal axis of the wall, with opposite edges of the strip being brought into abutment with one another to form a spiral butt joint. The opposite edges of the nonwoven strip are bonded together across the butt joint by melted material of the strip. The nonwoven strip is bonded in tubular fashion along its length such that the nonwoven wall is not subject to unraveling and forming loose end pieces of the strip of nonwoven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Luis Aquino, Jose De La Cruz, Arturo Fong, Jesus Arenivar
  • Patent number: 10703931
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising a polyester resin binder and a phosphatized polyester. The compositions are useful for coating containers such as food and beverage containers. The compositions have excellent hydrolytic stability upon storage at high temperature. The compositions are formulated to be substantially free of bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Seneker, Jessica Williamson, Claudia Knotts, Youssef Moussa
  • Patent number: 10696022
    Abstract: A composite plate having a thickness of no more than 2 mm, and having laminated therein a zirconia sintered body, an adhesive layer, and a base material, the elasticity of the base material being no more than 100 GPa, and the apparent density of the composite plate being no more than 4.3 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Isao Yamashita, Kohei Imai, Shoichi Yamauchi, Koji Tsukuma
  • Patent number: 10690271
    Abstract: A transfer hose is configured having multiple layers and contains at least one inner layer and one transfer layer, wherein the transfer layer is structured from at least 20 wt % of polyphenylensulfide (PPS) and/or polyoxadiazole (POD) and/or aramide (AR) and/or polyimide (PI) and/or polyether ether ketone (PEEK) and/or polyethylene-2,6-naphthalate (PEN) and/or polyphenylene (PPP) and/or polyphenylenoxide (PPO) and/or polyphenylensulfide (PPS) and/or polyphenylenether (PPE) and/or polybenzoxazole (PBO) and/or carbon fibers (CF) and/or metal fibers (MF). The hose-shaped article is in particular a turbocharger hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ContiTech Schlauch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Bruehne, Klaus Schmelter, Metin Tasseki, Rainer Lange
  • Patent number: 10688249
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel devices, methods, and formulations for multiple dose delivery of an appropriate formulation of Heparin or low molecular weight heparin or a heparin-like compound. Multiple dose formulations of fondaparinux sodium, and preparation methods thereof, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: Virchow Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Virchow Biotech Inc.
    Inventors: Hemanth Nandigala, Murali Krishna Reddy Tummuru, Prasad Vure, Radha Madhavi Dandu, Chiranjeevi Kondiparthi
  • Patent number: 10682822
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for making thermoplastic resin materials and composite resin systems and materials made from the thermoplastic resins, by seeding one melted thermoplastic material with a second thermoplastic material in a crystalline state that comprises an amount of ferromagnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Keith D Humfeld, Scott Hartshorn
  • Patent number: 10682831
    Abstract: A composite plate has a thickness of 2 mm or less, which is obtained by laminating and closely fixing a zirconia sintered body and a fiber-reinforced plastic with each other, and the thickness ratio of the zirconia sintered body to the fiber-reinforced plastic is 0.01 to 1, and the apparent density of the composite plate is 4.3 g/cm3 or less. A composite plate has a thickness of 2 mm or less, which is obtained by laminating and closely fixing a zirconia sintered body and a fiber-reinforced plastic with each other, and the maximum roughness depth of the surface of the zirconia sintered body is 50 ?m or less per 1 cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Isao Yamashita, Kohei Imai, Shoichi Yamauchi, Koji Tsukuma
  • Patent number: 10675901
    Abstract: A thermal transfer recording medium that is capable of dealing with the requirement for an increase in thermal transfer printing speed, and high density and high quality of a thermally transferred image, capable of preventing the occurrence of abnormal transfer at high temperature and high humidity, and capable of improving transfer sensitivity in printing. A thermal transfer recording medium includes a heat-resistant lubricating layer on one surface of a base material, and an undercoat layer and a dye layer in that order on the other surface of the base material. The undercoat layer includes a copolymer of a polyester having a sulfonic acid group and an acrylic polymer having at least one of a glycidyl group and a carboxyl group, polyvinylpyrrolidone, and an oxazoline group-containing polymer. A binder resin of the dye layer is an acid-modified polyvinyl acetoacetal resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Godai Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 10675609
    Abstract: An article of manufacture has an external surface at least partly defined by a material compositionally comprising a polymeric hydrogel that takes up water when wetted. The hydrogel-containing material is effective in reducing soil accumulation on, and/or for reducing soil adhesion to, an article designed for a variety of uses, such as transportation, vehicle safety, storage, recreation, leisure, waste disposal, construction, gardening, or traffic control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Hossein A. Baghdadi, Caleb W. Dyer, Myron Maurer, Denis Schiller, Jeremy D. Walker, Zachary C. Wright, Marc Adler
  • Patent number: 10670172
    Abstract: The subject invention discloses a low permeation curb pump hose comprising: (a) a tube layer, wherein the tube layer is comprised of a first nitrile rubber; (b) a barrier layer which is situated over the tube layer, wherein the barrier layer is comprised of a fluorothermoplastic; (c) a friction layer which is situated over the barrier layer, wherein the friction layer is comprised of a second nitrile rubber; (d) a reinforcement layer which is situated over the friction layer, wherein the reinforcement layer is comprised of braided steel wire, wherein the braided steel wire has a wire pack coverage of about 30 percent to about 60 percent; and (e) a cover layer which is situated over the reinforcing layer, wherein the cover layer is comprised of a chlorinated polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ramon Joseph DiMascio, Andrew J. Speidel
  • Patent number: 10647142
    Abstract: In a thermal transfer recording sheet including a base material and a colorant layer, the colorant layer includes a yellow dye layer containing a yellow dye, a magenta dye layer containing a magenta dye, and a cyan dye layer containing a cyan dye, and the cyan dye includes a compound represented by Formula (1a) or Formula (1b): where R1 to R7 are substituents, X? is an anion, and the compound of Formula (1b) has at least one anionic substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taichi Shintou, Masahiro Suenaga, Koromo Shirota, Yuko Katsumoto, Tsuyoshi Santo, Hajime Muta, Tomoyuki Noda
  • Patent number: 10646309
    Abstract: The invention discloses a process for producing dental shaped parts which consists entirely of porous glass without crystalline portions. The density of the blank is between 50% and 95% of its theoretical density. It has a discoidal shape with a diameter of at least 20 mm. The blank is produced by a process in which glass powder is first pressed at a pressure of between 10 MPa and 300 MPa and this green body is (pre-)sintered at a temperature of between 580° C. and 750° C. to form a blank of porous glass without crystalline portions. From the obtained blank, monolithic dental shaped parts can be obtained by mechanical processing followed by sintering, wherein a process according to the invention for stabilizing the shape of the shaped parts is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Jörg Reinshagen, Sascha Cramer Von Clausbruch, Michael Winterling
  • Patent number: 10648098
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plastic part (1) with selective metallization comprising at least one first non-metallized portion (7) made from a first plastic material that cannot be metallized by electroplating and at least one second metallized portion (9) made from a second metallizable plastic material, the first plastic material being a mixture of polycarbonate and of a semiaromatic polyester and the second plastic material being a polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Olivier Renaud, Benoît Delande
  • Patent number: 10649590
    Abstract: The transfer film includes a temporary support and a photosensitive transparent resin layer formed on the temporary support, in which the photosensitive transparent resin layer includes a binder polymer, a photopolymerizable compound having an ethylenic unsaturated group, a photopolymerization initiator, and a blocked isocyanate, the binder polymer is a carboxyl group-containing acrylic resin having an acid value of 60 mgKOH/g or more, and the transfer film is to protect electrodes in electrostatic capacitance-type input devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kentaro Toyooka
  • Patent number: 10632778
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transfer material for the dye sublimation transfer method (sublimation paper) for printing an inkjet print image, comprising a substrate and an ink receiving layer, which layer contains a pigment and a binding agent, on the front face of the transfer material, the ink receiving layer being porous and thermoplastic particles being arranged on the ink receiving layer. The porous ink receiving layer, together with the thermoplastic particles arranged thereon, have an air permeance according to Bendtsen of greater than 100 ml/min and the thermoplastic particles have a diameter of 0.3 ?m to 5 ?m and a melting point of 60° C. to 170° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Emanuele Martorana, Sebastian Scholz, Rainer Gumbiowski, Knut Hornig
  • Patent number: 10633538
    Abstract: A description is given of thermoplastic, white-pigmented plastics moulding compositions having improved mechanical properties, especially for LDS applications. The thermoplastic moulding composition consists of: (A) 20-88 wt % of a mixture consisting of (A1) 60-100 wt % of a thermoplastic (A2) 0-40 wt % of a mixture of (A2_1) 0-40 wt % of a thermoplastic other than (A1); (A2_2) 0-40 wt % of impact modifiers other than (A1) and (A2_1); (B) 10-70 wt % of fibrous adjuvants; (C) 0.1-10 wt % of an LDS additive or of a mixture of LDS additives, at least one LDS additive being selected from the following group: metal oxide based on copper, neodymium, molybdenum, bismuth, antimony or tin, with the proviso that spinels are excluded; metal phosphate; metal hydroxide phosphate; (D) 0.1-20 wt % of white pigment; (E) 0-20 wt % of particulate filler other than C and/or D; (F) 0-2 wt % of further, different additives; the sum of (A)-(F) making up 100 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventor: Georg Stoppelmann
  • Patent number: 10626345
    Abstract: In a threaded joint for pipes constituted by a pin and a box, each having a contact surface comprising a threaded portion and an unthreaded metal contact portion, the contact surface of the pin has a solid corrosion protective, preferably transparent coating based on a UV-curable resin and the contact surface of the box has a solid lubricating coating having plastic or viscoplastic rheological behavior which is preferably formed by the hot melt technique from a composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer, a wax, a metal soap, a corrosion inhibitor, a water-insoluble liquid resin, and a solid lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kunio Goto, Takayuki Kamimura, Masaru Takahashi, Keishi Matsumoto, Michihiko Iwamoto, Ryuichi Imai, Stephanie Rai
  • Patent number: 10618834
    Abstract: An improved method and an improved apparatus are provided for producing a thin glass ribbon, which provide borders at the edges of the ribbon. The edges formed are of high mechanical quality and a formation of new secondary borders after the severing or at least the thickness of such secondary borders is reduced compared to the original borders. The method includes drawing the thin glass ribbon from a molten glass or from a preform, severing the borders, and cooling the resulting glass ribbon. The severing is effected at a location along the moving direction of the thin glass ribbon and at a time at which during the cooling of the thin glass ribbon the viscosity of the glass is in a range from 107 dPa·s to 1011 dPa·s, so that the edges of the thin glass ribbon newly produced by the severing of the borders are rounded off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Andreas Habeck, Thomas Rossmeier, Jürgen Vogt, Ulrich Lange, Stephan Zachmann, Thomas Wiegel