Patents Examined by Michael C. Miggins
  • Patent number: 10850480
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closed container, delimiting an interior from an exterior, wherein the closed container comprises a sheetlike composite; wherein the sheetlike composite comprises a layer sequence, comprising as mutually superposed layers in a direction from an. inner face of the sheetlike composite to an outer face of the sheetlike composite a) an inner polymer layer, b) a barrier layer, and c) a carrier layer; wherein the closed container is characterised by a shaping coefficient, determined according to the method described herein, in the range from 1.0 to 10.0 m2/kg. Further, the invention relates to a method by which a closed container with a shaping coefficient is obtainable; to the closed container obtainable by this method; to an apparatus, designed for producing one of the afore¬ mentioned closed containers; to a use of a sheetlike composite for producing one of the afore¬ mentioned closed containers; and to a use of one of the aforementioned closed containers for storing a foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SIG TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Alef, Horst Pawelczyk, Stefan Schnorr
  • Patent number: 10843444
    Abstract: A liquid chemical agent package includes: a package bag obtained by bonding water-soluble films each containing a polyvinyl alcohol resin (A) to each other; and a liquid chemical agent included in the package bag, wherein in a section in a vertical direction relative to bonding surfaces of the water-soluble films, the liquid chemical agent package contains 20 or more inorganic particles each having a particle diameter of 2 ?m or more in a sealed sectional portion having a range extending from an interface between the bonding surfaces by ±10 ?m in the vertical direction and having a width of 900 ?m. The liquid chemical agent package has water solubility but also high adhesiveness of a water-sealed portion and is hence excellent in sealability, and is hardly affected over time from the end of water application to water sealing and hence maintains high sealability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Hiura
  • Patent number: 10837140
    Abstract: The invention relates to a use of a coating layer on a paper substrate for blocking oxygen transfer through the coated paper substrate, wherein the coating layer on the paper substrate is obtainable by a process, which comprises the steps of (a) providing a paper substrate with a surface, (b) applying onto the surface of the provided paper substrate an aqueous coating mass, and (c) drying of the paper substrate with the applied aqueous coating mass to obtain the coated paper substrate, wherein the aqueous coating mass contains an aqueous dispersion of a copolymer P, which is obtainable by radically initiated emulsion polymerization of at least 40 parts by weight of styrene and 22 to 49 parts by weight of butadiene and optionally other monomers based on the sum total of the parts by weight of all monomers, which is always 100, in the presence of a first degraded starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hermann Seyffer, Carmen-Elena Cimpeanu, Theo Smit, Nico Veling, Juergen Schmidt-Thuemmes, Dirk Lawrenz, Rainer Blum
  • Patent number: 10837141
    Abstract: The invention relates to a use of a coating layer on a paper substrate for blocking oxygen transfer through the coated paper substrate, wherein the coating layer on the paper substrate is obtainable by a process, which comprises the steps of (a) providing a paper substrate with a surface, (b) applying onto the surface of the provided paper substrate an aqueous coating mass, and (c) drying of the paper substrate with the applied aqueous coating mass to obtain the coated paper substrate, wherein the aqueous coating mass contains an aqueous dispersion of a polymer P, which is obtainable by radically initiated emulsion polymerization of at least 25 parts by weight of a C1-C12 alkyl acrylate or a C1-C12 alkyl methacrylate based on the sum total of the parts by weight of all monomers, which is always 100, in the presence of a first degraded starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hermann Seyffer, Carmen-Elena Cimpeanu, Theo Smit, Nico Veling, Juergen Schmidt-Thuemmes, Dirk Lawrenz, Rainer Blum
  • Patent number: 10837591
    Abstract: A composite article has increased pull-off strength and includes a first layer including a low surface energy polymer, a poly(meth)acrylate layer, and an epoxide layer. The poly(meth)acrylate layer is disposed on and in direct contact with the first layer. Moreover, the poly(meth)acrylate layer includes a poly(meth)acrylate that includes the reaction product of at least one (meth)acrylate that is polymerized in the presence of an organoborane initiator. The epoxide layer is disposed on and in direct contact with the poly(meth)acrylate layer. The epoxide layer includes an epoxide. The composite article has a pull-off strength of greater than zero pli measured using ASTM D4541.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Dodge
  • Patent number: 10830387
    Abstract: A composite article is formed by disposing a poly(meth)acrylate layer, formed as the reaction product of at least one acrylate that is polymerized in the presence of an organoborane initiator, on and in direct contact with a low surface energy polymer layer, disposing an epoxide layer on and in direct contact with said poly(meth)acrylate layer, and disposing a hydrolytically resistant layer on and in direct contact with said epoxide layer. The hydrolytically resistant layer is a hydrolytically resistant polyurethane elastomer that is the reaction product of an aliphatic isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component that retains at least 90% of its initial tensile strength after submersion in standardized seawater for 24 weeks. The isocyanate-reactive component is a hydroxyl-functional polymer having an average hydroxy functionality ranging from 2 to 3, wherein the hydroxyl-functional polymer is a dimer diol, a trimer triol, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Dodge
  • Patent number: 10829164
    Abstract: A body member (1; 41) has at least one outer sheet (2), an inner sheet (3) and a reinforcing structure (10) in a cavity (6) bounded by the inner sheet (3) and the outer sheet (2). The reinforcing structure (10) has at least three ribs (11-15) that extend from the outer sheet (2) toward the inner sheet (3). An expanded structural foam connects at least one of the two outer ribs (11, 15) to the inner sheet (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Philipp Kellner
  • Patent number: 10829260
    Abstract: Disclosed are preforms which incorporate improvements in the region of the neck and upper segment of the body to allow the production of lightweight containers, such as bottles suitable for containing water or other beverages. In accordance with certain embodiments, the improvements include a thinner neck finish area than conventional bottles, where the thinner area is extended into the upper segment of the body portion below the support ring. Reducing the thickness in these areas of the bottle allows for less resin to be used in forming the preform and bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Niagara Bottling, LLC
    Inventor: Jay Clarke Hanan
  • Patent number: 10828817
    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: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 10828931
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a novel three-dimensional visual representation on the surface of an object formed by applying liquid nail polish or a solvent to polystyrene foam or any suitable polymer foam using well-known techniques. The products of the present invention have applications in venues including arts and crafts, topographic map-making, construction and household uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Galit Eizman
  • Patent number: 10822466
    Abstract: Nanoporous three-dimensional networks of polyurethane particles, e.g., polyurethane aerogels, and methods of preparation are presented herein. Such nanoporous networks may include polyurethane particles made up of linked polyisocyanate and polyol monomers. In some cases, greater than about 95% of the linkages between the polyisocyanate monomers and the polyol monomers are urethane linkages. To prepare such networks, a mixture including polyisocyanate monomers (e.g., diisocyanates, triisocyanates), polyol monomers (diols, triols), and a solvent is provided. The polyisocyanate and polyol monomers may be aliphatic or aromatic. A polyurethane catalyst is added to the mixture causing formation of linkages between the polyisocyanate monomers and the polyol monomers. Phase separation of particles from the reaction medium can be controlled to enable formation of polyurethane networks with desirable nanomorphologies, specific surface area, and mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Aerogel Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Leventis, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis, Chakkaravarthy Chidambareswarapattar
  • Patent number: 10814595
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container precursor comprising a sheetlike composite, wherein the sheetlike composite a) comprises a layer sequence comprising, as mutually superposed layers, from an inner face of the sheetlike composite to an outer face of the sheetlike composite, i) an inner polymer layer, ii) a barrier layer, and iii) a carrier layer; b) comprises a first longitudinal edge and a further longitudinal edge, wherein the first longitudinal edge is bonded to the further longitudinal edge forming a longitudinal seam of the container precursor; c) comprises, in the following sequence in the direction from the first longitudinal edge to the further longitudinal edge i) a first longitudinal groove, ii) a second longitudinal groove, iii) a third longitudinal groove, and iv) a fourth longitudinal groove, wherein the container precursor can be shaped to form a jacket structure by folding along the first longitudinal groove, the second longitudinal groove, the third longitudinal groove and the fourth longitu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SIG TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Alef, Horst Pawelczyk, Stefan Schnorr
  • Patent number: 10816128
    Abstract: Provided herein are products, methods, and kits, for use in regulating the temperature of an object. The present invention relates to thermal insulating liners for regulating the temperature of perishable goods or temperature sensitive products. The thermal insulating liners generally may be dimensioned to fit within a container. The thermal insulating liners may be quickly collapsed and reconstructed to improve stackability and diminish the amount of space required to store the thermal insulating liners prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TEMPERPACK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James McGoff, Charles Vincent, Brian Powers
  • Patent number: 10816130
    Abstract: A composite article includes a low surface energy polymer layer, a poly(meth)acrylate layer, an epoxide layer, and a hydrolytically resistant layer. The poly(meth)acrylate layer is disposed on and in direct contact with the low surface energy polymer layer and includes the reaction product of at least one acrylate that is polymerized in the presence of an organoborane initiator, such that the poly(meth)acrylate includes boron. The epoxide layer is disposed on and in direct contact with the poly(meth)acrylate layer. The hydrolytically resistant layer is disposed on and in direct contact with the epoxide and is the reaction product of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component reacted in the presence of a curing agent. The isocyanate-reactive component includes a polydiene polyol and the curing agent crosslinks the carbon-carbon double bonds of the polydiene polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Dodge, Andre Kamm, Charles E. Jones, Jr., Karl R. Gust
  • Patent number: 10807342
    Abstract: A layer for directing a hydraulic fluid includes a first fluoropolymer, a first crosslinker, and an anti-static additive. The anti-static additive includes a portion of discrete carbon nanotubes and a dispersing binder. The dispersing binder is the same as or different than the first fluoropolymer. The first fluoropolymer is present in an amount greater than 30 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the layer. The layer may be included in a layered tube. In addition to the layer, the layered tube also includes an outer layer. The outer layer includes a second fluoropolymer, which is the same as or different than the first fluoropolymer and the dispersing binder. The second fluoropolymer polymer is present in an amount greater than 30 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph David Proof
  • Patent number: 10800941
    Abstract: A method of forming a coating on a food or beverage container, which includes spraying a coating composition onto an interior surface of the food or beverage container, where the coating composition includes an emulsion-polymerized latex copolymer having copolymer chains of one or more mono-unsaturated monomers that are cross-linked with one or more multi-unsaturated monomers. The method also includes heating the sprayed coating composition to cure the coating composition, thereby providing the coating on the interior surface of the food or beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastien Gibanel, Benoit Prouvost
  • Patent number: 10793688
    Abstract: A microporous film comprising: 75 wt. % or greater of a high density polyethylene resin having a density of 0.957 g/cc-0.970 g/cc, a melt index of from 0.2 to 10 g/10 minutes, a molecular weight distribution, Mw,cc/Mn,cc, of greater than or equal to 6.0, and a Mz,abs of greater than or equal to 500,000 g/mol, wherein the microporous film is oriented in the machine direction and exhibits a normalized water vapor transmission rate greater than 50 g mil/(100 in2·day).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wenyi Huang, Yijian Lin, Selim Bensason, Jacquelyn A. Deg root, Joseph L. Deavenport
  • Patent number: 10787770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a corrugated board comprising an adhesive arranged to attach a fluted corrugated medium to a liner wherein the adhesive comprises starch and microfibrillated cellulose. The invention also relates to a method to produce said corrugated board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Isto Heiskanen, Seppo Lampainen, Kaj Backfolk, Esa Saukkonen, Jukka Kankkunen, Christian Aulin, Astrid Odeberg Glasenapp
  • Patent number: 10780021
    Abstract: Cycloolefin polymer (COP) containers, including vials or syringes, having a scratch-resistant and anti-static coating on the external wall results in a reduction or prevention of static charge on the articles. The combination of an anti-scratch and anti-static coating results in the reduction of the attraction of charged particles to the container, leading to decreased particulate contamination while providing scratch resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Weikart, Ralf Kibele
  • Patent number: 10773498
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laminate film for packaging. A laminate film according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a resin substrate having a heat sealing surface that constitutes one outermost surface of the laminate film; a coating layer made of a non-metallic material; and an underlayer disposed between the resin substrate and the coating layer. The resin substrate includes a first layer that is made of olefin copolymer and constitutes the heat sealing surface, and a second layer made of polypropylene, and the first and second layers are laminated and biaxially stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Murase, Junpei Hayashi, Shigekazu Yasutake, Ryukichi Matsuo