Patents Examined by Lawrence D. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10442728
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10441978
    Abstract: A fiber sheet having both a bulky feel and softness is provided. A fiber sheet (1) is provided with a surface sheet layer (5) and a softness imparting layer (6). The fiber sheet (1) is subjected to embossing and a binder is applied to the fiber sheet (1). The softness imparting layer (6) is constituted by a plurality of fibers; and the fibers exist densely in a compressed state in a region of a boundary face between the surface sheet layer (5) and the softness imparting layer (6). Additionally, the surface sheet layer (5) is a paper material formed from pulp paper or a material including pulp as a principal raw material; and the softness imparting layer (6) is formed from crushed pulp or a material including crushed pulp as a principal raw material. Furthermore, the surface sheet layer (5) is manufactured by a paper making process; and the softness imparting layer (6) is formed by laminating crushed pulp along a flow of an airflow on a surface of the surface sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 10434021
    Abstract: The disclosure provides, in part, adhesive patches for repairing damaged surfaces of health care devices. In one of its aspects the disclosure provides a method of repairing the surface of health care device by applying an adhesive patch over a damaged portion of the surface, the patch comprising a film layer and an adhesive layer. In another one of its aspects, the disclosure provides an adhesive patch for repairing the surface of a health care device comprising a film layer and an adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Surface Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Collins, Michael Drew Urquhart, Barbara Jeanne LaCoste Potter, Jeffrey Miles Schacter, Sean Peter Burnand, Bruce Stewart Fogel, Iwain Lam
  • Patent number: 10435581
    Abstract: Provided are a chromium-free fluoropolymer-containing primer composition, which can provide a coated article having excellent higher corrosion resistance by forming a fluoropolymer coating film, and a primer layer having sufficient adhesive strength to the fluoropolymer coating film on the surface of a substrate such as metal, glass, ceramic and heat resistant plastics, a method for manufacturing a coating film using the same, and a coated article using the same. The coating composition contains at least one kind of a fluoropolymer component selected from a reactive functional group-containing fluoropolymer, and a fluoropolymer having a melt flow rate (MFR), measured under a load of 5 kg and at 372° C., in accordance with ASTM D1238, of 10 to 100 g/10 minutes, and an organic titanate, wherein content of titanium contained in the organic titanate, relative to the fluoropolymer component, is 1 to 40% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON FUSSO CO., LTD., DU PONT-MITSUI FLUOROCHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukumura, Masahiro Takeyama, Ryo Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10435527
    Abstract: Disclosed are ethylene polymer compositions containing a homogeneously-branched first ethylene polymer component and a homogeneously-branched second ethylene polymer component of higher density than the first ethylene polymer component. The ethylene polymer composition can be characterized by a density from 0.912 to 0.925 g/cm3, a melt index less than 3.5 g/10 min, and a CY-a parameter at 190° C. from 0.25 to 0.65. These polymer compositions have the excellent dart impact strength and optical properties of a metallocene-catalyzed LLDPE, but with improved machine direction tear resistance, and can be used in blown film and other end-use applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Jeremy M. Praetorius, Chung C. Tso, Qing Yang, Yongwoo Inn, John T. Blagg, Ashish M. Sukhadia
  • Patent number: 10414135
    Abstract: A multi-layer polymer film comprising a core layer and a sealing layer, said sealing layer comprises a propylene copolymer composition, said propylene copolymer composition has a comonomer content in the range of 3.0 to 8.0 wt.-%, the comonomers are C5 to C12 ?-olefins, comprises a polypropylene (A) and a polypropylene (B) in the weight ratio [(A)/(B)] of 20/80 to 80/20, wherein said polypropylene (A) has a comonomer content of equal or below 4.0 wt.-%, the comonomers are C5 to C12 ?-olefins, and said propylene copolymer (B) has a comonomer content of 4.0 to 20.0 wt.-%, the comonomers are C5 to C12 ?-olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Joachim Fiebig, Kristin Reichelt
  • Patent number: 10406788
    Abstract: The invention relates to a co-extruded film comprising a sealing layer of low density polyethylene and a skin layer, wherein the skin layer comprises a copolyamide which comprises: •At least 75 wt % monomeric units derived from caprolactam; •Between 5 to 25 wt % monomeric units derived from a diamine and terephthalic acid; wherein the weight percentage is with respect to the total weight of copolyamide in the skin layer. The invention also relates to a process for preparing such a film, as well as applications of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Antonius Marie Stroeks, Hao Chen, James Calvin Miller
  • Patent number: 10407555
    Abstract: To provide a furandicarboxylate unit-containing polyester film usable for industrial and packaging purposes. The film of the present invention is a polyester film, which is a biaxially oriented film of a polyester resin including a dicarboxylic acid component containing mainly a furandicarboxylic acid and a glycol component containing mainly ethylene glycol, wherein the film has a plane orientation coefficient ?P of not less than 0.005 and not more than 0.200 and a film thickness of not thinner than 1 micro meter and not thicker than 300 micro meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOBO CO., LTD., SYNVINA C.V.
    Inventors: Jun Inagaki, Katsuya Ito, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Shoichi Gyobu, Chikao Morishige, Jesper Gabriel Van Berkel
  • Patent number: 10399301
    Abstract: A decorative sheet which ensures good incombustibility, processability and weatherability along with weatherability, contamination resistance and solvent resistance. An incombustible decorative sheet having incombustibility includes a weather-resistant resin layer and a fluorine resin layer laminated on a substrate layer in this order, wherein the weather-resistant resin layer is made of a mixture of an acrylic resin and an acrylic resin-based rubber having a ratio by mass between the acrylic resin-based rubber and the acrylic resin within a range of 30:70 to 60:40. The ratio between the fluorine resin layer and the weather-resistant resin layer is within a range of 10:90 to 40:60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Shinmyo, Takashi Tominaga
  • Patent number: 10391737
    Abstract: A portable thermal protection system is provided for protecting equipment, facilities, and personnel in a region from a high intensity incident heat source. The system can be formed as a sleeping bag, a tent, a blanket, a sleeping bag, a vertical barrier, a curtain, a flexible rollup doorway, or a wrap. The system includes an outer textile layer first layer, an insulative material(s) second layer, and a non-porous film third layer which forms a gas barrier. Some embodiments include a fourth layer formed of a material to provide radiation protection. In some embodiments, the first and/or second layers are integrally formed with the materials that reflects radiation. The layers are joined together by high-temperature adhesives, stitching, needling, or tacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Anthony M. Calomino, Mary Elizabeth Wusk
  • Patent number: 10358862
    Abstract: A window includes a vacuum insulating glass (VIG) window unit in a window frame. The window frame includes at least one vacuum insulated structure (VIS) for improving the insulating functionality of the frame, so that the frame can adequately insulate the periphery of the VIG unit. Such windows may be used in residential and/or commercial window applications for buildings. The use of a window frame having at least one VIS is advantageous in that allows for improved window frame thermal performance and a narrow frame design if desired for improved aesthetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan L. Dear
  • Patent number: 10357940
    Abstract: A multilayer metallized cast film which includes a first layer which comprises an ethylene-based polymer having a density greater than 0.94 g/cc and a melt index less than or equal to 1.3 g/10 min; and a second layer having an interior surface and an exterior surface and which comprises an ethylene-based polymer having a density greater than 0.94 g/cc and a melt index greater than or equal to 2.0 g/10 min, wherein the exterior surface of the second layer faces away from the first layer, wherein the second layer further comprises a metal and/or metal oxide layer deposited on the exterior surface is provided. Also provided is a packaging comprising the multilayer metallized cast film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nicolas C. Mazzola, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Angels Domenech
  • Patent number: 10357913
    Abstract: Described are transparent oriented polypropylene films with improved barrier properties and methods of making these films. The films and methods include a core layer comprising polypropylene, hydrocarbon resin, and polyethylene wax to improve moisture vapor barrier properties, an optional barrier layer comprising polar polymers to improve oxygen barrier properties, and optional skin layers to improve heat sealing, winding, printing, and/or adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Shichen Dou, Tracy A. Paolilli, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Patent number: 10351733
    Abstract: Composite pillar structures, in particular for adhesion to soft and rough surfaces, include in the longitudinal direction at least one region with lower elasticity modulus and at least one region with higher elasticity modulus. The region with lower elasticity modulus preferably includes an end face, wherein the two regions adjoin one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut fuer Neue Materialien gemeinnuetzige GmbH
    Inventors: René Hensel, Sarah Fischer, Eduard Arzt
  • Patent number: 10337129
    Abstract: A process for debundling a carbon fiber tow into dispersed chopped carbon fibers suitable for usage in molding composition formulations is provided. A carbon fiber tow is fed into a die having fluid flow openings, through which a fluid impinges upon the side of the tow to expand the tow cross sectional area. The expanded cross sectional area tow extends from the die into the path of a conventional fiber chopping apparatus to form chopped carbon fibers, or through contacting tines of a mechanical debundler. Through adjustment of the relative position of fluid flow openings relative to a die bore through which fiber tow passes, the nature of the fluid impinging on the tow, the shape of the bore, in combinations thereof, an improved chopped carbon fiber dispersion is achieved. The chopped carbon fiber obtained is then available to be dispersed in molding composition formulations prior to formulation cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Structural Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Probir Kumar Guha, Michael J. Siwajek, Michael J. Hiltunen, Shane Skop, Christopher Hiltunen, Patrick Hale
  • Patent number: 10336033
    Abstract: A multilayer release film has a first outer layer comprising a first base polymer and having a first adhesion affinity, and a second outer layer comprising a second base polymer and an adhesion adjusting additive. The second outer layer has a second adhesion affinity that is different from the first adhesion affinity of the first outer layer. The difference in adhesion affinity between the first and second outer layers of the release film enable the film to exhibit full release characteristics from a molding tool (e.g., a metallic or composite surface material), but tight or controlled release from the surface of the part being cured or molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Airtech International, Inc.
    Inventor: John David Maligie
  • Patent number: 10338291
    Abstract: A multilayer film including: an A layer composed of a thermoplastic resin; and a B layer disposed on at least one of the surfaces of the A layer, the B layer being composed of a material Y that contains as a main component a polymer having a glass transition temperature of ?50 to 40° C., and a thickness Ta of the A layer, a thickness Tb of the B layer, a planar orientation coefficient P of the A layer, a loss modulus Ea? of the A layer, a loss modulus Eb? of the B layer, a storage modulus Ea? of the A layer, and a storage modulus Eb? of the B layer satisfying following formulae (1) to (4): 2.5×10?3<Tb/Ta<1.0×10?1??(1) P>1.0×10?3??(2) Eb?>Ea?+0.01 GPa??(3) Eb?<Ea??1 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hironari Sudeji
  • Patent number: 10329457
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive pressure-sensitive adhesive tape having high flexibility. The conductive pressure-sensitive adhesive tape includes: a base material; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer arranged on at least one surface side of the base material, in which the tape has a total thickness of 30 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Hirao, Ryo Morioka
  • Patent number: 10328678
    Abstract: A multilayer machine direction oriented film comprising at least an (A) layer and (B) layer, at least one of said (A) layer or (B) layer comprising at least 50 wt % of a multimodal linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of 905 to 940 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of 0.01 to 20 g/10 min and comprising a lower molecular weight (LMW) component and a higher molecular weight (HMW) component; wherein said LMW component is an ethylene homopolymer and said HMW component is an ethylene polymer of ethylene with at least two C4-12 alpha olefins; wherein said film is a stretched film which is uniaxially oriented in the machine direction (MD) in a draw ratio of at least 1:3 and has a film thickness of at least 40 microns (after stretching) and wherein said film does not comprise a layer in which more than 50 wt % of said layer comprises a polymer component having a melting point (Tm) of 100° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Peter Niedersuess
  • Patent number: 10322434
    Abstract: Provided are a heat insulation sheet and a method for manufacturing the same. The heat insulation sheet includes: a nonwoven fabric having a plurality of pores; and first and second coating films which are coated on both sides of the nonwoven fabric and made of a polymer material, wherein the plurality of pores are implemented as air pockets for thermal capture by the first and second coating films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Song Hee Koo