Patents Examined by Kevin C Ortman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10442572
    Abstract: Containers comprising a food-contacting surface and a coating thereon are disclosed. The coating comprises a polymer derived from benzene dimethanol having segments of the following structure: where R1 is phenylene and R2 is a divalent organic group and n=5 to 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kareem Kaleem, Youssef Moussa
  • Patent number: 10420370
    Abstract: Provided herein is a tobacco packaging material, comprising a paper material coated with at least one polymer layer. The polymer layer comprises at least one repulpable polymer, and wherein the tobacco packaging material has a water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) that is at least 90% lower than the paper material. Further provided is a tobacco package comprising the tobacco packaging material, wherein the tobacco package is substantially free of any foil inner liner or polypropylene film. Further described is a method for making the tobacco packaging material, comprising extrusion coating at least one repulpable polymer onto a paper material to form a polymer layer, and optionally further depositing at least one atomic layer deposition (ALD) layer that comprises a metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO PRODUCTS
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Pankaj Patel, Bruce Bengtsson, Stephanie A. Whittington, Erkki Mikael Salo, Tero Tapani Malm
  • Patent number: 10390540
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-edible collagen casings for food products which do not have to be soaked in water or brine just before stuffing (ready-to-stuff casings), and the method for preparing them. More specifically, the invention refers to a preparation of a stabilized longlife non-edible collagen casing ready-to-stuff comprising a moisture amount between 27% and 50% by weight based on total casing weight and a salt amount between 2,5% and 30% by weight based on dry casing weight, wherein the salt comprises a salt from an organic acid and wherein the casing is packed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NATURIN GMBH & CO.
    Inventors: Ion Iñaki Garcia Martinez, Jose Angel Arraras, Ernst Knortzer
  • Patent number: 10377912
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising a polyester, a mixture of novolak and resole resins and a vinyl chloride polymer, and the use of these compositions to coat metal containers is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McVay, Christopher Most, Ayaz Kutubuddin
  • Patent number: 10343367
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a film (1), which contains at least one inner layer (3, 4, 5) and two outer layers (2, 6) enclosing at least one inner layer (3, 4, 5) where the, at least one, inner layer (3, 4, 5) contains a polymer A in a quantity from 70 to 100 wt. %, preferably 80 to 99 wt. % and especially preferably from 90 to 99 wt. %, relative to the total weight of the inner layer (3, 4, 5), which is characterized by special interesting properties, where the outer layers (2, 6) contain a mixture of polymer A and a polymer B, where polymer B is selected from the group consisting of low-density polyethylenes, said film (1) having a thickness from 30 to 70 ?m, preferably 35 to 60 ?m and especially 40 to 55 and an elastic restoring capacity of more than 95% at an elongation of 55%. The present invention also concerns a process for the production of a film, the use of the wealth. As a stretch-sleeve up film and articles provided with the oil of the invention, such as packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Brunner, Hans Jörg Forster, Thomas Galatik
  • Patent number: 10293575
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to processes for producing ultrasonic sealable film structures and flexible containers with ultrasonic seals. The film structure includes a first multilayer film and a second multilayer film. Each multilayer film includes a backing layer and a seal layer. Each seal layer includes an ultrasonic sealable olefin-based polymer (USOP) having the following properties: (a) a heat of melting, ?Hm, less than 130 J/g, (b) a peak melting temperature, Tm, less than 125° C., (c) a storage modulus in shear (G?) from 50 MPa to 500 MPa, and (d) a loss modulus in shear (G?) greater than 10 MPa. The multilayer films are arranged such that the seal layer of the first multilayer film is in contact with the seal layer of the second multilayer film. The seal layers form an ultrasonic seal having a seal strength from 30 N/15 mm to 80 N/15 mm when ultrasonically sealed at 4 N/mm seal force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Selim Bensason, Jozef J. Van Dun, Gagan Saini
  • Patent number: 10280292
    Abstract: A flexible tubing material includes a mixture of a polyolefin and a styrenic based block copolymer, wherein the styrenic based block copolymer has an A-B-A block configuration and a molecular weight of at least about 350 kg/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sridhar Krishnamurthi Siddhamalli, Mark W. Simon
  • Patent number: 10272770
    Abstract: A spar as a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic structure according to the present invention includes a carbon fiber prepreg, and a conduction layer provided on a surface of this carbon fiber prepreg to limit conduction in a thickness direction of a carbon fiber and secure conduction in a surface direction of the carbon fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Waku
  • Patent number: 10266298
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a container having a body formed by wall or walls with a greater diameter S1 and at least a neck with a diameter S2, container made from a semi-crystalline PET, having a wall thickness of less than 100 ?m, substantially in the middle of its body and having a complex, three dimensional shape convenient for gripping, this part having a diameter S3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nestle Waters Management & Technology
    Inventors: Gerard Denis, Alain Contal, Cyrille Durand
  • Patent number: 10266719
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to coatings and coating compositions that are substantially free of bisphenol A (BPA) and similar compounds, which help reduce or minimize flavor loss associated with foods or beverages stored in contact with the coating compositions. In one aspect, the composition can include the reaction products of an intimate mixture of cyclic ether resins and acrylate resins, which provides a unique cross-linked and interpenetrating network of polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Xiaorong You, Yu Shi, Linda Hsiao-hua Liu
  • Patent number: 10221286
    Abstract: A hollow compact has a partition partitioning it into a first interior compartment sealed apart from a second interior compartment. The first compartment is charged with a first solvent, the second compartment with a second solvent. The solubility properties of the first and second solvent are chosen such that neither risks attacking and/or dissolving the compact. Conversely, the solubility properties of the first and second solvent are otherwise chosen such that the mixture of the two indeed possesses an independent set of solubility properties, whereby the mixture is indeed capable of attacking and dissolving the material of the compact. Wherein, breaching the partition allows the charges of the first and second solvents to mix and thereby form the mixture therebetween. That way, the compact might vanish by dissolving into the mixture solvent or else might more likely might dissolve into a nearly un-recognizable form of its former self.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: D. Patrick Hutton
  • Patent number: 10161556
    Abstract: An insulated high-temperature transport conduit for use in undersea environments. The conduit comprises a continuous steel pipe having at least a first layer of thermal insulation provided over its outer surface. The first layer of thermal insulation comprises a polymer composition having a thermal conductivity of less than about 0.40 W/mK and long-term heat resistance at continuous operating temperatures within the range from about 150° C. to above about 205° C. The first thermal insulation layer comprises a polymer composition comprising a polymer selected from the group consisting of one or more fluoropolymers, hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR), and a blend of one or more fluoropolymers with HNBR. The conduit may further comprise second and third layers of insulation on top of the first layer, along with a corrosion protection coating underlying the first thermal insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Shawcor, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eileen Wan, Adam Jackson, Eirik Simonsen, Masahide Yodogawa
  • Patent number: 10131481
    Abstract: An oxygen absorbing multilayer container having at least three layers of a first resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin, an oxygen absorbing layer containing an oxygen absorbing resin composition which contains a polyester compound (a) containing a constituent unit having a tetralin ring and a transition metal catalyst, and a second resin layer containing the same type of thermoplastic resin as the thermoplastic resin contained in the first resin layer, in this order, in which a cycloolefin polymer having a glass transition temperature of 50 to 110° C. is contained as the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Shota Arakawa, Takashi Kashiba
  • Patent number: 10099275
    Abstract: A component according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first cavity, a second cavity and a rib between the first cavity and the second cavity, the rib including a first rib surface that is substantially flat and a second rib surface that is tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley
  • Patent number: 10082228
    Abstract: A cross-linked polyethylene pipe comprising an ethylene polymer with a density of at least 948 kg/m3 obtained by polymerization with a single-site catalyst and having a shear thinning index SHI2.7/210 of less than 10; and wherein said pipe has a pressure test at 4.8 MPa and 95° C. of at least 500 h and at 12.4 MPa and 20° C. of at least 500 h.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Anneli Pakkanen, Magnus Palmlöf, Jeroen Oderkerk
  • Patent number: 10059839
    Abstract: A polyester or polyester copolymer based composition, such as a polylactic acid based composition, is provided herein. The polyester or polyester copolymer based composition may include a plasticizer, such as an ether based, an ester based, and/or an ether-ester based plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shaw Ling Hsu, Sahas Rathi, Edward Bryan Coughlin, Thomas J. McCarthy, Charles S. Golub, Gerald H. Ling, Michael J. Tzivanis
  • Patent number: 10035640
    Abstract: Provided is an oxygen-absorbing multilayer body including an oxygen-absorbing layer containing an oxygen-absorbing composition and a thermoplastic resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin (b), wherein the oxygen-absorbing composition includes at least one compound having a tetralin ring represented by Formula (1), a transition metal catalyst, and a thermoplastic resin (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Okada, Shinpei Iwamoto, Shinichi Ikeda, Fumihiro Ito, Takashi Kashiba, Shun Ogawa, Shota Arakawa, Kenichiro Usuda
  • Patent number: 10023694
    Abstract: A resin according to the present invention is prepared by reacting a reaction product, which is obtained by Michael addition reaction between the following component (A) and the following component (B) and a subsequent amide group formation reaction, with the following component (C): (A) an aliphatic diamine having 2 to 8 carbon atoms or a diamine having a C6-8 aromatic ring; (B) an unsaturated carboxylic acid represented by formula (2) and/or a derivative thereof, provided that the following component (C) is excluded: [in formula (2), R1 and R2 independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aralkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms or an aryl group]; and (C) a (meth)acrylic acid-type compound having at least one glycidyl or isocyanate group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Eiichi Honda, Kazuki Kouno
  • Patent number: 10017667
    Abstract: Provided is an article, particularly culinary, comprising a cast iron support having two opposite sides. The article comprises a vitreous coating in the form of at least a continuous layer of a sol-gel material comprising a matrix formed from at least a metal polyalkoxylate and at least a reactive or unreactive silicone oil, the layer of sol-gel material being deposited directly on one at least of the sides of said support, and the side provided with a vitreous coating has a surface roughness Ra ranging between 3 and 15 ?m with a peak count per centimeter RPc ranging between 50 and 200. A method for manufacturing such an article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Jean Muller, Aurelien Dubanchet, Jean-Luc Perillon
  • Patent number: 9999233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flat, multilayered, low moisture, barrier, laminated thermoplastic film with an absorptive food contact layer coated with a flavoring and/or coloring agent, which can be formed on automatic stuffing machinery into a sealed tube in a continuous manner for use as a food casing. This film has an absorptive food contact layer, an oxygen barrier layer, and a polyethylene outer layer. The coloring and/or flavoring agent on the absorptive layer is released onto the surface of encased foodstuff during cooking and processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: VISKASE COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ann Dinh Sybeldon