Patents Examined by Michael C. Miggins
  • Patent number: 11826984
    Abstract: Novel polyamide-metal laminates which have desirable hydrolysis resistance are provided. The laminates comprise (A) a metal, (B) a tie layer, and (C) a polyamide composition. The tie layer is formed from a composition containing (B1) a polymer containing a comonomer having at least two adjacent carboxylic acid groups and (B2) an amino-silane containing a primary amine and at least one hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: DuPont Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsunao Kenmochi, Haruki Maki
  • Patent number: 11827410
    Abstract: A plastic preform apparatus is disclosed that is suitable for forming a bottle. The plastic preform apparatus features a neck portion adapted to engage a closure and includes a support ring at its lowermost point. The neck portion features a first wall thickness, and an elongated body portion including a cylindrical wall portion and an end cap. An upper segment of the body portion adjacent to the support ring features a second wall thickness substantially similar to the first wall thickness and less than a third wall thickness in a lower segment of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Niagara Bottling, LLC
    Inventor: Jay Clarke Hanan
  • Patent number: 11819303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-layered latex cover, particularly a glove, comprising a main body and a rim. The main body comprises an outer latex layer, an inner latex layer and an intermediate layer comprising particles. The rim essentially consists of the agglutinated outer and inner latex layer. The particles in the intermediate layer are chemically functionalized with a compound comprising hydrophobic groups. Prior to functionalization, the particles are characterized by a mean diameter of ?100 ?m and a surface comprising exposed OH groups. The invention further relates to a method of producing the multi-layered cover, comprising the steps of providing a former and sequentially immersing it in a first coagulator solution, a first latex dispersion, a particle suspension and a second latex dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Nikolaus Mirtschin, Martin Bothe, Larisa Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11814471
    Abstract: Provided is a gas barrier packaging material including a base and a cured resin layer, the base having a surface constituted of an inorganic substance. The cured resin layer is a cured product of an epoxy resin composition including an epoxy resin, an epoxy resin curing agent containing an amine-based curing agent, and an acidic compound, and a ratio (basic nitrogen/acid groups) of a molar equivalent of basic nitrogen in the epoxy resin composition to a molar equivalent of acid groups derived from the acidic compound is from 0.60 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuki Kouno, Ryoma Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11814226
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resealable container comprising: a polyethylene terephthalate-based container body comprising a bottom side and at least one upwardly extending sidewall, wherein the sidewall terminates in an open end of the container; a flexible film sealed to the container body, over the open end of the container, wherein the flexible film comprises: a polyethylene-based first film layer; a pressure sensitive adhesive layer adjacent a lower surface of the first film layer; a polyolefin plastomer skin layer adjacent a lower surface of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer, wherein the first layer, pressure sensitive adhesive layer, and skin layer are coextruded; and a heat seal layer printed onto a lower surface of the skin layer and heat sealed to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Scott William Huffer, Rod Pettis
  • Patent number: 11807729
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at poly(ethylene terephthalate)-poly(ethylene naphthalate (PET-PEN) copolymer extruded sheet that is thermoformable and particularly suitable for medical device packaging, as well as medical device packaging made from such PET-PEN sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: GOEX Corporation
    Inventors: Josh D. Gray, Michael Pregont, Nirav Desai
  • Patent number: 11807350
    Abstract: A multi-layer bladder construct consisting of a non-stretchable outer covering and a stretchable inner bladder. The outer covering has an inner surface and is made from woven polymer fibers having a warp direction and a weft direction. The inner bladder is made from a bi-axially oriented polymer film. The inner bladder has an outer surface area that is smaller than the inner surface area of the outer covering. Upon inflation, the inner bladder stretches and expands until the outer surface of the inner bladder engages the inner surface of the outer covering, whereby a portion of tensile force loading on the outer covering is shared with the inner bladder. A stretchable flexible film is incorporated into the inner bladder in at least one selected location. The stretchable flexible film has an elastic expansion range which is greater that the elastic expansion range of the remainder of the inner bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Peter G. Berrang, Richard K. Myerscough
  • Patent number: 11796283
    Abstract: A grip for a firearm comprised of an outer layer formed of thermoplastic vulcanite, an intermediate layer having a higher surface energy than the thermoplastic vulcanite, and an inner layer of pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Patrick Leonard Hogue
  • Patent number: 11794970
    Abstract: A packaging body constituted by a sheet that includes a gas barrier laminate and a sealant; and contents that are accommodated in the packaging body and that contain a sulfur-containing amino acid. The gas barrier laminate comprises: a resin substrate; a first layer containing an inorganic oxide; a second layer containing a carboxylic acid polymer; and a third layer containing a polyvalent metal compound and a resin. The resin substrate, the first layer, the second layer, and the third layer are layered in this order from the outside to the inside of the packaging body. The thickness of the third layer is 0.1 ?m or more. The sulfur content of the second layer is 1.0 atm % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Kengo Okamura, Miki Fukugami
  • Patent number: 11794454
    Abstract: A combination of materials that may be formed through an extrusion process. The resulting product has at least two layers. By coextruding multiple layers of at least two types of materials together, the final product may have improved mechanical, thermal, electrical, and other properties as compared to the original materials used. Additionally, by using an additive, filler, or doping material in at least one layer of the final product during the extrusion process, the mechanical, thermal, electrical, or other properties of the final product may be further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Engineered Profiles LLC
    Inventors: Vickram Dhanapal, Brian Davis, Matthew Thomas Fenneman, Michael Kenneth Davis
  • Patent number: 11780634
    Abstract: A plastic container includes a hollow body portion including a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, at least one thread, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In embodiments, a closure may be provided to form an assembly. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 11772128
    Abstract: An apparatus and to a method for treating layers using a plasma zone sealed from the outer atmospheric pressure are provided. The apparatus and method include a plasma reactor including a substrate carrier in form of a container receiving means, and a closing element that is joined with the substrate carrier by means of a lifting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Manfred Lohmeyer, Hartmut Bauch
  • Patent number: 11752743
    Abstract: Multilayer film comprising at least a skin layer, a core layer and an inner layer, whereby the inner layer comprises a single site catalyst derived (SSC) random propylene ethylene copolymer having—a melting temperature (Tm) from 120° C. to 144° C., —a content of units derived from ethylene in an amount of 1.5 to 6.0 wt.-%, —the melting temperature (Tm) fulfilling the following equation Tm<156° C.?[5.2×C2 content in wt.-%]° C. wherein C2 content stands for the content of units derived from ethylene; and —a xylene cold soluble content (ISO 16152, 1st ED, 2005 Jul. 1; 25° C.) of preferably below 30 wt.-% wherein the multilayer film is free of phthalic acid esters as well as decomposition products thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Markus Gahleitner, Klaus Bernreitner, Pauli Leskinen, Manfred Gruenberger
  • Patent number: 11752747
    Abstract: A sealant film is provided in which a surface resin layer (A), an adhesive resin layer (B), a release resin layer (C), and a heat seal resin layer (D) are laminated. The adhesive resin layer (B) contains a thermoplastic elastomer (b1) and a tackifier resin (b2). The release resin layer (C) contains 40% by mass or more of an ethylene ionomer (c1) with a polar group concentration exceeding 5.5 mol % in a resin component contained in the release resin layer (C). The release resin layer (C) further contains 0 to 60% by mass of an ethylene ionomer (c2) with a polar group concentration of 5.5 mol % or less in the resin component contained in the release resin layer (C). The heat seal resin layer (D) contains an ethylene resin (d1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Daiki Tomiya, Yuki Kaburagi, Takashi Moriya
  • Patent number: 11745481
    Abstract: A multilayer film bonded to a base fabric includes a first layer bonded to the base fabric; and a second layer disposed on the first layer. The first layer, the second layer, or both includes a thermoplastic elastomer. The thermoplastic elastomer is at least one selected from the group consisting of a polyester-based elastomer, a polyurethane-based elastomer, and a polyamide-based elastomer. A melt strength of the multilayer film is greater than or equal to 7.5 mN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: ZF Automotive Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Toru Tagami, Yosuke Yamada, Kaito Yamamoto, Michael Ludwig
  • Patent number: 11746201
    Abstract: A gas barrier polymer is formed by heat-curing a mixture including polycarboxylic acid and a polyamine compound, in which, in an infrared absorption spectrum, when a straight line connecting a measurement point at 1493 cm?1 and a measurement point at 1780 cm?1 is set as a baseline, an absorption intensity at 1660 cm?1 is set as I(1660), and an absorption intensity at 1625 cm?1 is set as I(1625), R represented by Equation (1) is greater than 1. R=I(1660)/I(1625)?{?0.65×(total amine/COOH)+0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Kenji Odagawa, Shingo Suzuki, Eiichi Moriya
  • Patent number: 11738542
    Abstract: In one aspect, a pouch includes a first panel, a second panel, and a bottom gusset, wherein the first panel, second panel, and bottom gusset are formed of a polyester-based film structure and wherein the bending stiffness of the bottom gusset panel is less than or equal to 0.05 N/mm. Each of the polyester-based film structures may be formed of a polyester-based polymeric composition comprising polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), or a blend from 0-100% by weight of PBT in PET. It is contemplated that each polyester-based film structure may comprise two or more film plies laminated to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: ProAmpac Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Saffar, Seyed Hesamoddin Tabatabaei, Manuel Jaggi, Adrian Haeberli
  • Patent number: 11738496
    Abstract: A preform for molding a dual container, in which an inner preform is inserted into an outer preform in a state in which a mouth portion of the inner preform is fitted into a mouth portion of an outer preform, the inner preform is formed of a crystalline resin, a crystallized region is provided in at least a portion of the inner preform, the crystallized region having a degree of crystallization greater than that of the other portion, the portion of the inner preform adjacent to the mouth portion from below the mouth portion and located below the outside air introduction hole, a step portion facing upward and a rib extending upward from the step portion are formed on an inner circumferential surface of the inner preform, and at least a part of the rib is adjacent to the crystallized region from above the crystallized region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Takanori Suzuki, Koji Watase
  • Patent number: 11731821
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a film and a pouch having basic characteristics such as a strength and barrier properties and achieving good openability. A film (10) according to the present invention includes at least a sealant layer (11), the film is formed with a cut guide line (G), and the cut guide line includes an impression (11A) formed in a surface of the sealant layer. In a pouch (30), the films are superimposed in a state where the sealant layers face each other, and peripheral edge parts are heat-sealed. The cut guide line is placed extending across at least a position where heat seal is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hongo, Shie Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 11733430
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the present disclosure are directed to bladders that incorporate a multi-layer optical film that impart a structural color to the bladder. The present disclosure is also directed to articles including the bladders having a multi-layer optical film, and methods for making articles and bladders having a multi-layer optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Bee, Jeremy Gantz, Kim Kovel