Patents Examined by James Yager
  • Patent number: 9828163
    Abstract: This invention provides a food container which can be manufactured cheaply by using inexpensive general PET resin or further inexpensive PET resin for fiber or recovered PET flakes, and nevertheless, which has a high heat resistance up to 250° C., and the container is obtained by adding a chain extender and a compatibilizer and talc to PET resin, charging the mixture into an extruder 30 having two or more vent holes, degassing under a condition where the PET resin is melted with heating by sucking at a high vacuum of ?99.99 kPa or lower from the vent holes 33, 34, thereafter, forming a sheet by extrusion molding, pressure-forming with vacuum the sheet by a thermoforming machine, forming the container by keeping in a mold at 100-220° C. The container has a total of the content of crystal portion represented by the following formula and the content of talc being 25% by weight or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NAKAMOTO PACKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuro Sasauchi, Shigeru Takaoka
  • Patent number: 9815981
    Abstract: Thermoplastic, flame-retarded plastic molding compounds with improved mechanical properties, in particular for LDS applications, are described. The thermoplastic molding compound consists of: (A) 21-81.9 wt. % thermoplastic material, consisting of (A1) 55-100 wt. % polyamide, containing at least 50 wt. % partly aromatic, partly crystalline polyamide; (A2) 0-45 wt. % non-polyamide based thermoplastic material, wherein (A1) and (A2) add up to 100 wt. % component (A); (B) 10-70 wt. % glass fibers; (C) 0.1-10 wt. % LDS additive or a mixture of LDS additives; (D) 8-18 wt. % halogen-free flame retardant; (E) 0-40 wt. % particulate filler, different from (C); (F) 0-2 wt. % other further additives; wherein the sum of (A)-(F) makes up 100 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventor: Etienne Aepli
  • Patent number: 9783636
    Abstract: Polymeric materials for use in challenging situations in the oil and gas industry (e.g. challenging physical and chemical environments) are described. The polymeric materials comprise a polymeric material having a repeat unit of formula I and a repeat unit of formula II wherein Ph represents a phenylene moiety; wherein the repeat units I and II are in the relative molar proportions 95:5 to 80:20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Victrex Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Adam Chaplin, Graham Webster, Kathryn Warmington, Richard Luke Ainsworth
  • Patent number: 9765527
    Abstract: A safety grip system comprises first and second safety grips that are mountable to a support structure. Each safety grip comprises a main body sized to overlie at least a portion of the support structure and have a textured exterior surface. The first and second safety grips are interlockable such that when the first safety grip is non-rotatably mounted to the support structure, the second safety grip is also non-rotatably mounted to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Andrew J Hart Enterprises Limited
    Inventors: Andrew J. Hart, Peter George Murray
  • Patent number: 9763709
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shape memory polymer material containing at least one two dimensional region having a first amount of stored stress in a first direction and a second amount of stored stress higher than the first amount of stored stress in a second direction, wherein the two dimensional region is capable of changing shape in only one of the first or second directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Horacio Montes De Oca Balderas, Malcolm Brown, Mark Bonner, Ian MacMillan Ward, Michael Andrew Hall, John Rose, Mason James Bettenga
  • Patent number: 9726306
    Abstract: A flexible pipe includes: an inner liner formed as a tube and having an outer surface and an inner surface defining an inner diameter; a reinforcement layer bonded to the inner liner and including at least a first ply of reinforcing tape helically wrapped in a first helical direction about the inner liner and a second ply of reinforcing tape helically wrapped about the first ply of reinforcing tape, the second ply of reinforcing tape helically wrapped in a second helical direction opposite to the first helical direction; and an outer jacket applied over and bonded to the reinforcement layer, the outer jacket including a thermoplastic. A reinforcing tape for use in the pipe or other applications includes: a plurality of reinforcing fibers and a matrix about the plurality of reinforcing fibers to hold the reinforcing fibers in the form of a tape, the matrix including thermoplastic and an additive to increase the impact resistance of the thermoplastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SHAWCOR LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Duncan, Hao Niu, Jeffrey Ryan Conley, Stephen James Edmondson, Jiri Holub, Alfredo Andrenacci, Nitin Gujare
  • Patent number: 9714118
    Abstract: The composite bag of the present invention generally comprises a multi-layered, inner laminated woven bag for bulk packaging of food products, particularly rice and grain products. The composite bag of the present invention generally comprises a top outer layer made of a polymer film and further comprising an anti-skid coating on one surface and reverse printed matter on its opposing surface; a middle layer comprising a polymer woven layer; a base inner-barrier layer comprising a polymer film that forms the interior liner of the composite bag; and a plurality of holes formed by the top outer layer, the middle layer, and the base inner-barrier layer. The layers of the present invention can be adhesively laminated to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: PacSense Corp.
    Inventor: Su Youn Han
  • Patent number: 9694515
    Abstract: An overmolded preform and a container blow molded from the same are disclosed, wherein the overmolded preform and the overmolded container include an inner foamed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: PLASTIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank E. Semersky, William D. Voyles
  • Patent number: 9662516
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminar structure (10) providing adaptive thermal insulation, comprising a first layer (12), a second layer (14), at least one cavity (16) provided in between the first layer (12) and the second layer (14), the cavity (16) being enclosed by a water vapor permeable and at least temporarily gas impermeable envelope (20); a gas generating agent (18) having an unactivated configuration and an activated configuration, the gas generating agent (18) being adapted to change from the unactivated configuration to the activated configuration, such as to increase a gas pressure inside the cavity (16), in response to an increase in temperature in the cavity (16), the first layer (12), the second layer (14) and the cavity (16) being arranged such that a distance (d) between the first layer (12) and the second layer (14) increases in response to the increase in gas pressure inside the cavity (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Kiederle, Stefan Hauer, Helga Baumgaertler, Reiner Kasemann
  • Patent number: 9533472
    Abstract: A packaging system has a peelable seal section which includes a first sealing layer and a second sealing layer such that the first sealing layer contacts the second sealing layer to form a peelable seal. The first sealing layer includes thermoplastic polymer or a blend of thermoplastic polymers, an organoclay dispersed within the thermoplastic polymer, a first additional inorganic additive component dispersed within the thermoplastic polymer and a second additional inorganic additive component dispersed within the thermoplastic polymer. The first additional additive component and/or the second additional additive component is selected from the group consisting of calcium carbonate, hydrated magnesium silicate (talc), magnesium carbonate, titanium oxide, magnesium oxide, magnesium sulfate, barium sulfate, barium aluminates, barium borate, barium silicate and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Ying Liang, Panagiotis Kinigakis, Francis J. Rossi
  • Patent number: 9493269
    Abstract: A mold for molding an injection molded article comprises a mold cavity with a non-symmetrical portion. At least one flow leader in the non-symmetrical portion of the cavity produces a symmetrical flow boundary in a multilayer flow downstream of the non-symmetrical portion of the mold cavity. The at least one flow leader may be a variable thickness flow leader or may alternatively be a plurality of flow leaders having a flow path length that differs from the flow path length of an adjacent flow leader by no more than about 15%. The multilayer flow comprising an inner layer, an outer layer, and an interior layer. Co-injection molding apparatus and methods that may use the foregoing mold are disclosed. Similarly, co-injection molded articles and containers that may result from the foregoing mold, apparatus, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Milacron LLC
    Inventor: Paul M. Swenson
  • Patent number: 9486965
    Abstract: A columnar structure comprises a generally hollow laminate core, an outer composite skin, and a sleeve-like reinforcement. The sleeve-like reinforcement surrounds the laminate core and is sandwiched between the laminate core and the outer composite skin for reacting compressive loads imposed on the columnar structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Samuel Ray Stewart
  • Patent number: 9435301
    Abstract: Provided is a tubular molded foam with a plate portion capable of reliably preventing the occurrence of an unwanted lump on the inside of a tube body even when the molding is manufactured using a molten resin having a high expansion ratio. The tubular molded foam includes a tube body and a plate portion joined with an outside of the tube body. The plate portion has a recess in the vicinity of a joint surface with the tube body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Tani, Masayuki Mishima, Isao Kimura
  • Patent number: 9434513
    Abstract: Resealable systems for consumer packaging, such as food packaging, are described herein. The system includes one or more anchor points and one or more cling coatings. The anchor points can be introduced into or onto the packaging material during manufacture, such as by co-extrusion. Alternatively, the anchor points can be affixed to the packaging material after manufacture, such as with a pressure sensitive adhesive. The cling coatings can be applied to the packaging material during or after manufacture. For example, the cling coatings can be spot coated or pattern coated onto the desired location. The cling coatings are selective, that is they do not attach to themselves but only attach to the anchor point. The cling coatings transfer little or no material over time resulting in more consistent performance over time than pressure sensitive adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Nulabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Lux, Ashley M. Mudd, Heidi M. Munnelly
  • Patent number: 9403689
    Abstract: A zircon body for use in glass manufacturing is provided containing zircon grains and an intergranular phase present between the zircon grains. The intergranular phase may contain silicon oxide. The body may be exposed to a halide to at least partially remove at least a majority of the silicon oxide contained in the intergranular phase from the outer portion or to at least partially remove the intergranular phase along an outer portion of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Julien P. Fourcade, Olivier Citti
  • Patent number: 9399585
    Abstract: A zircon body for use in glass manufacturing is provided containing zircon grains and an intergranular phase present between the zircon grains. The intergranular phase may contain silicon oxide. The body may be exposed to a halide to at least partially remove at least a majority of the silicon oxide contained in the intergranular phase from the outer portion or to at least partially remove the intergranular phase along an outer portion of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Julien P. Fourcade, Olivier Citti
  • Patent number: 9370638
    Abstract: A tube-in-tube assembled parison for preparation of an elongated medical device. The parison if formed by assembling in tube-in-tube fashion a first tube of orientable polymer material and a second tube formed of orientable polymer material disposed around the first tube, with an adhesive tie layer disposed between the first and second tubes. The tubes are brought into contact to form a unitary parison. The adhesive may allow movement between the polymer layers during balloon blowing. The first tube, or the second tube, or both, may have been longitudinally pre-stretched after formation thereof but before assembly of the parison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Nao Lee, Ying Xiong, Joe Khammoungkhoune, John J. Chen
  • Patent number: 9365445
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a phosphor-encapsulating capillary tube in which, when a phosphor is encapsulated thereinto, fluorescence from the phosphor is less likely to leak from an end of the capillary tube; and such a phosphor-encapsulating capillary tube. One end portion 10A of an elongate glass capillary tube 10 having an outer shape of a transverse cross-section elongated in a width direction thereof is heated until the one end portion 10A of the glass capillary tube 10 has been melted, integrated, and thus sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Wada, Sotohiro Nakajima, Tomoaki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9321549
    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: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: CLEAR LAM PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Georgelos, Pat Montefusco, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Bohdan Wyslotsky
  • Patent number: 9283735
    Abstract: Various barrier films are described that include barrier layers that contain ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymers and elastomers. Polyolefin elastomers can be used such as ethylene octene copolymers. The barrier films can also include secondary barrier layers that contain one or more norbornene copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Thomas Laney, Farid F. Ghiam, Kevin O. Henderson