Patents Examined by Michael C. Miggins
  • Patent number: 10501613
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pipes comprising bimodal high molecular weight high density polyethylene which has been extruded in the presence of one or more organic peroxides that are present in an amount ranging from 30 ppm to 200 ppm. The pipe has an improved long-term hydrostatic strength. Also provided are methods for preparing pipes having these characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Chun D. Lee, Steven W. Horwatt, Sameer D. Mehta
  • Patent number: 10494519
    Abstract: A hose includes an inner tube containing a blend of chlorinated polyethylene (CPE) with ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM), from 5 phr to 15 phr of a branched plasticizer, from 10 phr to 30 phr carbon black, from 30 phr to 60 phr mineral filling, and a peroxide curing agent. The hose defines an inner conduit. A reinforcement layer is disposed outwardly adjacent the inner tube, and an outer cover disposed outwardly adjacent the reinforcement layer. Upon and after curing, the inner tube at least meets methyl borate resistance, acetone resistance and pentane resistance requirements of Australian Standard AS1335. In some aspects, after curing the inner tube exceeds the methyl borate resistance, acetone resistance and pentane resistance requirements of the Australian Standard AS1335. Also, after curing, the hose at least meets flame resistance requirements of the Australian Standard AS1335.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ContiTech USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Flint Wilson, Jeffrey P. Dotson, Jeffrey T. Epperson
  • Patent number: 10492313
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides three-dimensional structures and related methods. The three-dimensional structures may define patterns of positive and negative spaces on opposing surfaces that combine to form the three-dimensional structures. The negative spaces of the patterns may intersect to form apertures through the three-dimensional structures, which may define linear or non-linear paths therethrough. The apertures may be configured to provide desirable characteristics with respect to light, sound, and fluid travel therethrough. Further, the three-dimensional structures may be configured to define desired stiffness, weight, and/or flexibility. The three-dimensional structures may be employed in embodiments including heat sinks, housings, speaker or vent covers, springs, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter N. Russell-Clarke
  • Patent number: 10487694
    Abstract: A system and method for providing dry cooling of a coolant in a directed energy system, having a plurality of heat exchangers which depolymerize and polymerize a polymer. Specifically, the depolymerization process is endothermic and draws heat from a source liquid in a first heat exchanger, and the polymerization process is exothermic and expels heat from a second heat exchanger. Additional heat exchangers and holding tanks may be incorporated in the system and method. Pumps having adjustable volumetric flow may be incorporated and provide customized cooling and energy draw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Aly Shaaban, Gong Zhou, Christopher Scott Church, Joshua J Mormile, Desiree Kettell
  • Patent number: 10480259
    Abstract: The present invention has an objective to provide a threaded connection for pipe or tube including a pin and a box, having excellent galling resistance, torque property, and anticorrosion property, and still having an excellent adhesiveness with a lubricating coating even when being repeatedly exposed to high temperature and very low temperature, and to provide a method for producing the threaded connection for pipe or tube. The threaded connection for pipe or tube according to the present embodiment includes a pin and a box. The pin and the box have contact surfaces including a thread portions and and unthreaded metal contact portions, respectively. The threaded connection for pipe or tube comprises an electroplating layer consisting of a Zn—Ni alloy, a mechanical plating layer consisting of Zn or a Zn alloy, and a lubricating coating, on the contact surface of at least one of the pin and the box, in this order from a contact surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: Nippon Steel Corporation, Vallourec Oil and Gas France
    Inventor: Kunio Goto
  • Patent number: 10477947
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a cosmetic container capable of dissolving hydrogen in a cosmetic composition and maintaining a state in which hydrogen is dissolved for a long period of time. A cosmetic container for storing a cosmetic composition includes a container main body formed of a hydrogen impermeable material, and a plurality of hydrogen storage portions and filled with hydrogen gas, at least one of which is formed of a hydrogen permeable sheet, wherein the hydrogen permeability of the hydrogen permeable sheet through which hydrogen gas permeates is configured to be different among the plurality of the hydrogen storage portions, and the hydrogen permeable sheets of the plurality of the hydrogen storage portions are configured so as to come into close contact with the cosmetic composition stored in the container main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AMG Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10464729
    Abstract: A package, e.g., a pouch, comprising: (A) An exterior surface comprising oriented-polypropylene (OPP), and (B) An interior surface comprising a blend, in weight percent based on the weight of the blend, of: (1) From 30 to 80 wt % of a propylene-based plastomer or elastomer (PBPE), and (2) From 20 to 70 wt % of low density polyethylene (LDPE); the package further comprising (C) A peelable end seal formed by joining in a heat seal two sections of the interior surface, the heat seal having a seal strength of 1 to 4 pounds per inch (lb/in) (4.48 to 17.9 Newton (N)/25.4 millimeter (mm)), and (D) A lap seal formed by joining in a heat seal a section of the interior surface with a section of the exterior surface, the heat seal having a seal strength of greater than or equal to (?) 15 lb/in (67.2 N/25.4 mm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Claudia Hernandez, Mustafa Bilgen
  • Patent number: 10450937
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of producing an insulation preform having graded porosity for an exhaust treatment component of a vehicle. The method includes obtaining a first granular insulating material having a first diameter, a second granular insulating material having a second diameter less than the first diameter, an inorganic binder, and water. The method further includes producing a slurry comprising the first granular insulating material, the second granular insulating material, the inorganic binder, and water. The slurry is introduced into a mold having at least one surface adapted for vacuum extraction. A liquid phase of the slurry is evacuated from the mold using vacuum extraction to produce a moist preform. The moist preform has graded porosity such that a greater concentration of the second insulation material is adjacent to the at least one surface than the first insulating material. The moist preform is heated to produce the insulation preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Harris, Bradley Fingland, Michael C. Bradford, Adam J. Kotrba
  • Patent number: 10450677
    Abstract: A parylene microcapillary is manufactured by drawing a polyethylene carbonate (PEC) fiber from a 0° C. solution of 12-25% PEC in chloroform to create a PEC fiber that has a constant diameter over several centimeters. Parylene is deposited in a chamber over the PEC fiber, and then the coated PEC fiber is heated above 180° C. This heating melts and decomposes the PEC fiber such that it self-expels from the coating, leaving a microcapillary. The self-expulsion allows for meters-long lengths of microcapillaries. Alternatively, a serpentine fiber channel of PEC is created by deposition, photolithography, and etching within a sandwich of parylene. It is heated above 180° C. to expel the PEC leaving a hollow channel within a mass of parylene. The resulting microcapillaries may have residues of cyclic ethylene carbonate remaining from the decomposed PEC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Tzu-Chieh Chou, Yu-Chong Tai, Yudan Pi
  • Patent number: 10449344
    Abstract: A microneedle includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end and a capillary space within the shaft, the capillary space (i) connecting the proximal and distal ends or (ii) extending from the distal end of the shaft and connecting with one or more external openings positioned between the proximal end and distal end or (iii) performing the functions of both (i) and (ii). The microneedle includes a polymer mixture which includes (a) optionally polycarbonate, (b) a polycarbonate-polysiloxane copolymer and (c) a mold release agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Maria Dolores Martinez Canovas, Mark Adrianus Johannes Van Der Mee, Robert Dirk Van De Grampel, Johannes De Brouwer
  • Patent number: 10446921
    Abstract: Disclosed are a composite material, a shell for a mobile device, their manufacturing methods, and a mobile device. The composite material includes: a first metal substrate (100); a first resin fiber plate (200) disposed on an upper surface of the first metal substrate; an antenna layer (300) disposed on an upper surface of the first resin fiber plate; a second resin fiber plate (400) disposed on an upper surface of the antenna layer; and a second metal substrate (500) disposed on an upper surface of the second resin fiber plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Lihong Zhao, Wenhai Luo, Dingwen Mao
  • Patent number: 10442127
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to extrusion die systems. In particular, the present disclosure relates to the cyclical extrusion of materials to generate small sized grain features, generally in the range of nanosized grain features, in a tubular or profile shape, in which the individual nanolayers possess pores and/or polymer crystals oriented parallel to the extrusion flow direction and including products with enhanced permeation properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 10442142
    Abstract: A vehicle containing a composite which has an alternating pattern containing groupings of woven fabric and groupings of biaxially oriented thermoplastic films. The composite has a thickness of greater than about 5 mm. Each grouping of woven fabric contains at least one woven fabric layer, each woven fabric layer containing tape elements having a base layer of a strain oriented olefin polymer disposed between covering layers of a heat fusible olefin polymer. Each grouping of biaxially oriented thermoplastic films contain at least one biaxially oriented thermoplastic film which has a core layer of thermoplastic disposed between covering layers of a thermoplastic able to bond to polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Howell B. Eleazer
  • Patent number: 10434222
    Abstract: A heat shrink tubing, which can be readily peeled in the longitudinal direction after use (e.g., to remove the heat shrink tubing from an underlying material) is provided herein. The heat shrink tubing can be of various compositions, and generally is produced from at least one fluorinated, copolyrneric resin. The tubing can exhibit desirable physical properties such as good optical clarity (e.g., translucency or transparency) and/or peelability, exhibiting one or more of complete, straight, and even peeling along a given length of tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Irina Puzdrjakova Roof, Brian Robert Tomblin, Zeth Eberling, Bruce L. Anneaux, Douglas Lee Tourville
  • Patent number: 10427374
    Abstract: Electronic equipment may include seamless spacer fabric. Seamless spacer fabric may be used as a protective case or cosmetic cover for an electronic device such as a speaker. A seamless spacer fabric may include a seamless fabric outer layer, a spacer fabric inner layer, and an adhesive layer that bonds the seamless outer layer to the spacer fabric inner layer. The spacer fabric layer may have a seam region where one portion of the spacer fabric layer is joined with another portion of the fabric layer. The seamless fabric outer layer may cover the seam region to hide it from view. One or more additional seam hiding layers or strips may be formed on opposing sides of the spacer fabric layer to cover the seam. The seamless spacer fabric may have an array of openings that extends uniformly around the perimeter of the seamless spacer fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yohji Hamada, Siddhartha Hegde, Zebinah P. Masse, Rimple Bhatia, Peter F. Coxeter, Amit S. Barve, Donald L. Olmstead, Javier Mendez
  • Patent number: 10428195
    Abstract: A formulation includes a polymeric material, a nucleating agent, a blowing, and a surface active agent. The formulation can be used to form a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Philip A. Driskill, Charles T. Wallace, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds, Svetlana I. Contrada
  • Patent number: 10422189
    Abstract: The present invention has an objective to provide a threaded connection for pipe or tube including a pin and a box, having excellent galling resistance, torque property, and anticorrosion property, and still having an excellent adhesiveness with a lubricating coating even when being repeatedly exposed to high temperature and very low temperature, and to provide a method for producing the threaded connection for pipe or tube. The threaded connection for pipe or tube according to the present embodiment includes a pin and a box. The pin and the box have contact surfaces including a thread portions and and unthreaded metal contact portions, respectively. The threaded connection for pipe or tube comprises an electroplating layer consisting of a Zn—Ni alloy, a mechanical plating layer consisting of Zn or a Zn alloy, and a lubricating coating, on the contact surface of at least one of the pin and the box, in this order from a contact surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: Nippon Steel Corporation, Vallourec Oil and Gas France
    Inventor: Kunio Goto
  • Patent number: 10421231
    Abstract: The invention provides a heat-shrinkable polyester film which has sufficient heat shrinkage properties in the main shrinkage direction that is the longitudinal direction without containing a monomer component that can form an amorphous component in a large amount, and which has a low heat shrinkage and a low shrinkage stress in the width direction orthogonal to the main shrinkage direction. The film has a heat shrinkage of 15-50% in a main shrinkage direction of the film and 0-12% in a direction orthogonal to the main shrinkage direction of the film, when treated for 10 seconds in hot water of 90° C., and a maximum shrinkage stress of 2-10 MPa in the main shrinkage direction of the film when measured under hot air of 90° C. The film contains 7-30 mol % of a constituent unit derived from diethylene glycol in 100 mol % of the whole polyester resin component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Inoue, Masayuki Haruta
  • Patent number: 10414073
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a storage unit for storing a photopolymer resin is provided. The storage unit may comprise a photopolymer resin, a bottom face comprising at least one region of actinically transparent material, the actinically transparent material being actinically transparent with respect to the photopolymer resin, at least one wall extending upwards from said bottom face comprising at least one region of actinically opaque material, the actinically opaque material being actinically opaque with respect to the photopolymer resin, and a lid comprising the actinically opaque material and removably connectable to the at least one wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Formlabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Livingston, Yoav Reches
  • Patent number: 10415754
    Abstract: A pressure vessel for containing a pressurized fluid is disclosed. An outer shell may define a cavity where the fluid is stored. An inner matrix substantially fills the cavity and undertakes a majority of the forces exerted by the stored fluid. The inner matrix is a series of interconnected nodes with a series of voids located therebetween. The voids contact one another so that fluid may flow therebetween, thus filling the cavity. The interconnected nodes are filleted at the points of contact to reduce stress concentrations. An inlet/outlet device may selectively permit the introduction and removal of the fluid from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: hyQ Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Setlock, Neal Birchfield, Michael Lang, Jacqueline Vance