Patents Examined by James C Yager
  • Patent number: 10464306
    Abstract: A three-dimensional electronic, biological, chemical, thermal management, and/or electromechanical apparatus can be configured by depositing one or more layers of a three-dimensional structure on a substrate. Such a three-dimensional structure can include one or more internal cavities using an additive manufacturing system enhanced with a range of secondary embedding processes. The three-dimensional structure can be further configured with structural integrated metal objects spanning the internal cavities (possibly filled with air or even evacuated) of the three-dimensional structure for enhanced electromagnetic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Eric MacDonald, Ryan Wicker, David Espalin
  • Patent number: 10442953
    Abstract: An aqueous-based coating composition suitable as a container coating comprising: (A) a resinous phase comprising (i) an at least partially neutralized acid functional polymer containing reactive functional groups, (ii) a phenolic compound and an aldehyde or the reaction product thereof, (iii) a hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene; the resinous phase dispersed in (B) aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Most, Robert McVay
  • Patent number: 10428593
    Abstract: A threaded end (1; 2) of a tubular component for drilling or working hydrocarbon wells, said end comprising a threaded zone (3; 4) produced on its external or internal peripheral surface depending on whether the threaded end is male or female in type, at least a portion of the end (1; 2) being coated with a dry film comprising an organic matrix in which ion exchange pigments are dispersed in proportions in the range 3% to 30% by weight; and a connection resulting from connecting two corresponding ends by makeup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Gard, Eliette Pinel, Mikael Petit
  • Patent number: 10377896
    Abstract: A system and method for forming a biopolymer roll stock for a biopolymer form-fill-sealed package, the biopolymer roll stock includes at least one biopolymer resin; and at least one additive, the additive including at least one impact modifier between 5-50 weight % of the total weight of the additive; and at least one polymer color concentrate between 5-50 weight % of the total weight of the additive, whereby the biopolymer roll stock has a predetermined thickness and impact resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sonoco Development Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Georgelos, Pat Montefusco, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Bohdan Wyslotsky
  • Patent number: 10377885
    Abstract: Provide a laminate constituted by epichlorohydrin rubber layer and fluororubber layer that are strongly vulcanization-bonded together. A rubber laminate constituted by vulcanization-bonding an epichlorohydrin rubber layer that contains at least (a) magnesium oxide, (b) polythiol vulcanizing agent, (c) at least one type of compound selected from 1,8-diazabicyclo (5,4,0) undecene-7,1,5-diazabicyclo (4,3,0) nonene-5, and salts thereof, (d) at least one type of compound selected from organic phosphonium salts and organic ammonium salts, and (e) maleic anhydride modified polybutadiene, and a fluororubber layer; wherein such rubber laminate is characterized in that: the content of the polythiol vulcanizing agent (b) in the epichlorohydrin rubber layer is 0.3 to 1.2 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the epichlorohydrin rubber; and the content of the maleic anhydride modified polybutadiene (e) in the epichlorohydrin rubber layer is 0.3 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIRIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Nomura, Shinji Higashika
  • Patent number: 10336871
    Abstract: Provided is a heat-shrinkable polyester film that suppresses deterioration of the shrinkage finish property associated with a decline in performance during aging and does not loosen even after being used as a label. This heat-shrinkable polyester film comprising a polyester of a predetermined composition fulfills all of the following: (1) a ratio A1/A2 of the absorbancy (A1) at 1340 cm?1 and the absorbancy (A2) at 1410 cm?1 of the film measured by polarized ATR-FTIR from 0.45 to 0.75 or from 0.40 to less than 0.45 in either the width direction or longitudinal direction of the film; (2) a ratio (shrinkage stress after 30 seconds/maximum shrinkage stress) of the shrinkage stress after 30 seconds when the film is heat shrunk for 30 seconds in 90° C. hot air (shrinkage stress after 30 seconds) and the maximum shrinkage stress of from 75% to 100%; and (3) a hot-water shrinkage in the width direction of from 30% to 55% when, after aging the film for 672 hours in a 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shintaro Ishimaru, Masayuki Haruta, Yukinobu Mukoyama
  • Patent number: 10300668
    Abstract: A composite structure and method of assembling a composite structure is provided. The composite structure includes a base member having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface defines a channel therethrough. The composite structure further includes a support member coupled to the outer surface. A fabric overwrap is coupled to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Karl Tsotsis
  • Patent number: 10300674
    Abstract: A profile part is disclosed. The profile part has a plurality of layers, each having a fiber reinforced plastic, where at least two layers differ in terms of at least one of the parameters characterizing the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Eckhard Reese
  • Patent number: 10245770
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for applying internal features or complex mechanical structures to a surface of a metal part are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for creating an assembly that includes a substrate and a molded piece involves obtaining the substrate, and forming at least one binding feature on a surface of the substrate. The method also includes molding on a surface of the binding feature and the surface of the substrate. Molding on the surface of the binding feature and the surface of the substrate mechanically binds the molded piece to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Weber, Stephen P. Zadesky, Stephen Brian Lynch
  • Patent number: 10242896
    Abstract: To provide a substrate storage container capable of keeping low a relative humidity in an internal closed space for a long period of time even after purging, a substrate storage container including a constitutive material, which includes a shell body, a door and an on-off valve, defining the internal closed space, the constitutive material being formed of a specific constitutive material having a water absorption of 0.1 wt. % or less when immersed in water at 23 degree C. for 24 hours, and thereby, an actual requirement is objectively satisfied in terms of water release suppression ability under JIS K 7209 or ISO 62 to significantly suppress releasing of water into the internal closed space 3 through the shell body, the door and the on-off valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu Suzuki, Satoshi Odashima, Hiroshi Mimura, Osamu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10239676
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compositions and film structures suitable for heat seal production. The heat sealable flexible film structure includes: a layer (A) comprising a blend comprising from 35 to 80 percent by weight of the layer (A) of a propylene based plastomer or elastomer (“PBPE”) and from 20 to 65 percent by weight of the layer (A) of a low density polyethylene having a density in the range of from 0.915 g/cm3 to 0.935 g/cm3, wherein the blend has a melt index (as determined according to ASTM D 1238 (at 190° C./2.16 Kg); a layer (B), adjacent to layer (A), comprising a polyolefin-based polymer, wherein the polymer or polymer blend which makes up layer (B) flows more easily than the blend of layer (A) under conditions intended for making a hard seal with the film structure; and an outermost layer (C) comprising a material having a melting point greater than 140° C.; wherein the ratio of the thickness of layer (B) to the thickness of layer (A) is 3:1 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chuan Yar Lai, Kurt Brunner, Jozef J.i. Van Dun, Nicolas C. Mazzola, Maria Isabel Arroyo Villan
  • Patent number: 10233349
    Abstract: Acrylic aqueous dispersions useful in coating compositions for coating food and beverage containers are disclosed. The aqueous dispersion is the reaction product of: (a) a hydrophobic vinyl addition polymer containing pendant or terminal ethylenically unsaturated groups, (b) a mixture of vinyl monomers including a vinyl monomer containing carboxylic acid groups; the reaction product containing active hydrogen groups and being at least partially neutralized with a base and dispersed in aqueous medium; the aqueous dispersion being substantially free of bisphenol A and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanzhen Bao, Youssef Moussa
  • Patent number: 10213980
    Abstract: A lined pipe or fitting includes an outer layer containing high density polyethylene, and an inner layer containing a blend of poly(phenylene ether), polystyrene, and, optionally, a hydrogenated block copolymer. Relative to corresponding pipes and fittings made from high density polyethylene alone, the lined pipes and fittings exhibit improved resistance to chlorine and chlorine derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Christiaan Henricus Johannes Koevoets, Johannes Everardus Fortuijn, Biagio Banfi
  • Patent number: 10208191
    Abstract: A rotomolded article can have one or more layers, including a layer A. The layer A can have from 50 to 99.4 wt % of a polyolefin, from 0.5 to 50 wt % of a polyester, and from 0.1 to 20 wt % of a co- or ter-polymer. The co- or ter-polymer can have 50 to 99.9 wt % of an ethylene or a styrene monomer, 0.1 to 50 wt % of an unsaturated anhydride-containing monomer, epoxide-containing monomer or carboxylic acid-containing monomer, and 0 to 50 wt % (meth)acrylic ester monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventor: Eric Maziers
  • Patent number: 10184044
    Abstract: A polymer sheet includes a core layer containing a propylene impact copolymer (ICP), and a first additional layer comprising a first polymer composition. The propylene impact copolymer (ICP) in the core layer includes a matrix and a dispersed phase. The matrix comprises a polypropylene homopolymer or a propylene/alpha-olefin random copolymer which includes greater than 50 wt. % of units derived from propylene monomer. The dispersed phase includes a copolymer of ethylene and a C3-C8 ?-olefin. The ICP has a first melting point being greater than 100° C. (e.g., in the range of from 100° C. to 130° C.) and a second melting point. The polymer sheet can also include a second additional layer containing a second polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Braskem America, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Simon Dias, Debra R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10173753
    Abstract: A high pressure resistant flotation sphere includes a brittle fracture material macro-sphere of high elastic modulus and a shell of a low shear strength elastomeric material surrounding the macro-sphere. A high pressure resistant flotation material may be made of a plurality of macro-spheres embedded in syntactic foam or other matrix material, with each macro-sphere being encased in a shell of a low shear strength material that isolates each macro-sphere hydrostatically from the surrounding matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Ray Merewether
  • Patent number: 10144548
    Abstract: In the multilayer bottle of the present invention, an outermost layer and an innermost layer are each composed of a polyester (Z1); a barrier layer is composed of a resin composition containing 40 to 99 parts by mass of a polyamide (X) and 1 to 60 parts by mass of a polyester (Z2); an alkali compound (A) is blended in the resin composition; and furthermore, the resin composition satisfies the following formulae (1) to (3). 0.01?P?6.5??(1) 3.2?M?73.1??(2) M?29.2?0.218???(3) In the formulae, P represents a molar concentration (?mol/g) of phosphorus atoms; M represents a molar concentration (?mol/g) of alkali (earth) metal atoms; and ? represents the parts by mass of the polyamide (X) contained in the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10125288
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising a polyglycidyl ether of a 2,2?-biphenol that is substantially free of bisphenol A, bisphenol F and their derivatives and residues is disclosed. Food packages coated at least in part with such coatings are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kareem Kaleem, Youssef Moussa
  • Patent number: 10088235
    Abstract: A component made of a fiber composite material contains at least three wound layers made of a fiber material that are arranged one over the other. Each of the wound layers contains one or more windings. For each wound layer containing more than one winding, all windings of the wound layer have the same winding angle and are separated from each other in some sections, whereby intermediate spaces are formed between the windings. All windings of at least two of the wound layers have the same first winding angle. All of the windings of one wound layer, which is arranged between the two wound layers having the windings with a same first winding angle, have a second winding angle. The magnitudes of the first and second winding angles differ, and the windings having the second winding angle intersect with the windings having the first winding angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SGL Carbon SE
    Inventors: Markus Schroeder, Sebastian Frommelt, Karl Hingst
  • Patent number: 10088092
    Abstract: Provided are a heat insulation sheet, a hybrid heat insulation sheet including the heat insulation sheet, and a heat insulation panel having the hybrid heat insulation sheet. The heat insulation sheet includes: an outer shell with a hollow portion therein; and a phase change material (PCM) that is positioned in the hollow portion and that absorbs heat transferred from the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung Jae Hwang