Patents Examined by Lawrence D. Ferguson
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10323137
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing element comprising at least 20-60 wt % of PVC resin, and 20-45 wt % of a biobased plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ICOPAL DANMARK APS
    Inventors: Udo Simonis, Johannes Glück
  • Patent number: 10316175
    Abstract: A polypropylene resin composition includes a base resin including an isotactic polypropylene resin, a first atactic polypropylene resin, and a second atactic polypropylene resin; a thermoplastic elastomer; and an inorganic filler, in which a weight average molecular weight of the second atactic polypropylene resin is higher than a weight average molecular weight of the first atactic polypropylene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, LG Hausys Ltd., Lotte Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Gyung Kim, Ki Hyun Sung, Seung Wook Park, Chun Ho Park, Young Gyu You
  • Patent number: 10317004
    Abstract: A porous plate-shaped filler is a plate shape having an aspect ratio of 3 or more, and has a minimum length of 0.1 to 50 ?m and a porosity of 20 to 90%. Furthermore, the porous plate-shaped filler 1 includes plate-shaped pores 2 having an aspect ratio of 1.5 or more. Consequently, in the porous plate-shaped filler, a thermal conductivity is low. The heat insulation film includes the porous plate-shaped filler, whereby a heat insulation effect of the heat insulation film can improve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroharu Kobayashi, Takahiro Tomita, Akinobu Oribe
  • Patent number: 10308560
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high thermal conductive silicon nitride sintered body having a thermal conductivity of 50 W/m·K or more and a three-point bending strength of 600 MPa or more, wherein when an arbitrary cross section of the silicon nitride sintered body is subjected to XRD analysis and highest peak intensities detected at diffraction angles of 29.3±0.2°, 29.7±0.2°, 27.0±0.2°, and 36.1±0.2° are expressed as I29.3°, I29.7°, I27.0°, and I36.1°, a peak ratio (I29.3°)/(I27.0°+I36.1°) satisfies a range of 0.01 to 0.08, and a peak ratio (I29.7°)/(I27.0°+I36.1°) satisfies a range of 0.02 to 0.16. Due to above configuration, there can be provided a silicon nitride sintered body having a high thermal conductivity of 50 W/m·K or more, and excellence in insulating properties and strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Aoki
  • Patent number: 10312462
    Abstract: A flexible substrate are disclosed comprising an amorphous inorganic composition, wherein the substrate has a thickness of less than about 250 ?m and has at least one of: a) a brittleness ratio less than about 9.5 (?m)?1/2, or b) a fracture toughness of at least about 0.75 MPa·(m)1/2. Electronic devices comprising such flexible devices are also disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for making a flexible substrate comprising selecting an amorphous inorganic material capable of forming a substrate having a thickness of less than about 250 ?m and having at least one of: a) a brittleness ratio of less than about 9.5 (?m)?1/2, or b) a fracture toughness of at least about 0.75 MPa·(m)1/2; and then forming a substrate from the selected inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Matthew Garner, Gregory Scott Glaesemann, James Joseph Price
  • Patent number: 10307786
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method of forming a conductive film, the method comprising: providing a coating solution having a plurality of conductive nanostructures and a fluid carrier; moving a web in a machine direction; forming a wet film by depositing the coating solution on the moving web, wherein the wet film has a first dimension extending parallel to the machine direction and a second dimension transverse to the machine direction; applying an air flow across the wet film along the second dimension, whereby at least some of the conductive nanostructures in the wet film are reoriented; and allowing the wet film to dry to provide the conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Cambrios Film Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Florian Pschenitzka, Jonathan Westwater
  • Patent number: 10300684
    Abstract: The present invention provides an insulation film, comprising a film upper layer (101) and a film lower layer (103), wherein both of the film upper layer (101) and film lower layer (103) are made of a PP material, the PP material contains a flame retardant to meet the flame retardance thereof; a film intermediate layer (102) located between the film upper layer (101) and the film lower layer (103), the film intermediate layer (102) is made of a PP or PE material does not contain a flame retardant or contains a small amount of flame retardant; an upper surface of the film intermediate layer (102) is bound together with a lower surface of the film upper layer (101), a lower surface of the film intermediate layer (102) is bound together with an upper surface of the film lower layer (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Hong Chuan Liao, Chris Benson, Yong Liang, Tom Carlson
  • Patent number: 10300675
    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 insulator 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: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINITRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Mary E. Wusk, Anthony M. Calomino, Kamran Daryabeigi, Walter E. Bruce, III, Joshua M. Fody, Stephen D. Miller, Steven P. Vague
  • Patent number: 10301094
    Abstract: An object to be achieved is to provide a product conveyance film, the generation of powder or other foreign matter from which is suppressed under vibration during transport. As a means for achieving the object, a product conveyance film is provided which is placed between a product and a packing material in which the product is enclosed, wherein such product conveyance film is characterized in that the maximum static friction force on its face on the product side is greater than the dynamic friction force on its face on the packing-material side and the difference between the two forces is 0.30 N or more, and that the dynamic friction force on the face on the packing-material side is 0.80 N or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AICELLO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Uchida, Tomohiro Niimi
  • Patent number: 10301512
    Abstract: Multilayer graphic films having high opacity are described. The films may exhibit long term removability. In certain versions, the films are well suited for use as vehicle wrapping films. Also described are methods of using the films and methods for manufacturing the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Klich, Connie Howe
  • Patent number: 10294387
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hard coating film having high hardness and excellent properties. The hard coating film has high hardness and is not easily curled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Koo Kang, Yeong Rae Chang, Jae Hoon Shim, Sung Don Hong, Seung Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 10294163
    Abstract: Provided is a SiC-coated carbon composite material including a graphite base material and a CVD-SiC coating covering the graphite base material. A porosity of a core part of the graphite base material is 12 to 20%, and a SiC-infiltrated layer extending from the CVD-SiC coating is included in a periphery of the core part of the graphite base material. The SiC-infiltrated layer is constituted of a plurality of regions arranged such that Si content becomes smaller stepwise in an order from a first surface on the CVD-SiC coating side toward a second surface on the graphite base material side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Koga, Masatoshi Okuda