Patents Examined by Michael C. Miggins
  • Patent number: 11359063
    Abstract: Disclosed are hot-melt, curl-free methods, structures, and compositions, which in flexible packaging applications, reduce mineral-oil, hydrocarbon migration into packaged food. One embodiment provides an optionally oriented base film having a first side and a second side that is a transparent or opaque film. Further, the composition comprises, consists essentially of, or consists of a water-based primer applied to the first side. Further still, the composition includes a barrier layer to mineral-oil migration, wherein the barrier layer is located between the adhesive-receptive layer and the polymeric substrate, and wherein the barrier layer consists essentially of: (i) polymers of polyvinyl alcohol, ethylene vinyl alcohol, polyester, polyamide, or combinations thereof; and (ii) optionally additives. The barrier layer provides a barrier to mineral-oil migration of 0.1 ?g/day*dm2 or less at 40° C. for 40 days, and the curl-resistant composition does not curl when heated for at least one hour at 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Jindal Innovation Center Sri
    Inventor: David Piran
  • Patent number: 11358363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat-shrinkable film comprising a first polymer ply A comprising at least one dark pigment, a second polymer ply B comprising at least one white pigment, wherein the thickness ratio of the first ply A is in the range of 5:95 to 50:50, the film has a thickness of 20 ?m bis 100 ?m, the light transmission of the film is not more than 12%, and the film after 15 seconds in a water bath having a temperature of 95° C. exhibits shrinkage in a main shrinking direction in the range of 20% to 85%. The invention further relates to a hose comprising such a heat-shrinkable film and to a process for producing such a heat-shrinkable film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: KLOCKNER PENTAPLAST EUROPE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Schurr, Christian Dux, Günther Deiringer
  • Patent number: 11351761
    Abstract: There is provided a composition for a laminated material used for a medical lubricating member, the composition including a polymer b1 including a polysiloxane structure and a crosslinkable polymer b2 having a particular reactive group that forms a crosslinked body with the polymer b1 and having a number-average molecular weight of 1000 or more. The crosslinkable polymer b2 is at least one of polysaccharides, polyethyleneimines, polyesters, polyethers, polyamides, polyurethanes, polyureas, or polyimides. There are also provided a laminated material used for a medical lubricating member and including the composition, a medical lubricating member, and a medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Sotaro Inomata
  • Patent number: 11345126
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a heat shrinkable multilayer film capable of providing a heat shrinkable label that can be easily torn along the perforation in both the TD and MD and also has excellent impact resistance and transparency. Provided is a heat shrinkable multilayer film including: front and back layers; an interlayer; and adhesive layers, wherein the front and back layers and the interlayer are stacked with the adhesive layers interposed therebetween, the front and back layers each contain a polyester resin, and the interlayer contains a polystyrene resin in an amount of 80 to 99% by weight and a polyester resin in an amount of 1 to 20% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: GUNZE LIMITED
    Inventor: Yusuke Onishi
  • Patent number: 11338541
    Abstract: A multilayer tubular structure intended for transporting a heat-transfer fluid, the multilayer tubular structure including: a first layer including at least one long-chain polyamide having between 10 and 15 carbon atoms per nitrogen atom and including at least 50% aliphatic units relative to the sum of the units present in the long-chain polyamide; a second layer including at least one polyamide having between 4 and 9 carbon atoms per nitrogen atom, the polyamide including at least 50% aliphatic units relative to the sum of the units present in the polyamide; an optional layer, the first layer containing no continuous fibres, the second layer being in contact with the transported fluid when an optional layer is not present, and the layer or layers representing at least 50% of the total thickness of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Thibaut Montanari, Nicolas Dufaure, Marie Georgel
  • Patent number: 11332602
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a tie resin formulation with excellent adhesion to polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The resin includes (A) an ethylene acrylate copolymer formed from ethylene and alkyl acrylate, where the ethylene acrylate copolymer has an acrylate content of 10 to 30 weight percent and an ethylene content of 90 to 70 weight percent based on the total weight of the ethylene acrylate copolymer and the acrylate content and (B) a transesterification catalyst; where the resin includes: 30 to 99.999 weight percent of the ethylene acrylate copolymer based on the total weight of the resin; 0.001 to 10 weight percent of the transesterification catalyst based on the total weight of the resin; and (C) 0 to 69.999 of a non-polar polyolefin based on the total weight of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andong Liu, Yunlong Guo, Yong Zheng, Hongyu Chen, Brian Walther, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11332636
    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: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Sebastien Gibanel, Benoit Prouvost
  • Patent number: 11333799
    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: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Bee, Jeremy Gantz, Kim Kovel
  • Patent number: 11326029
    Abstract: A hybrid composite comprising a thermoplastic or thermoset matrix in which brittle and ductile fibers are present, wherein the fibers are configured such that the ductile fibers of the hybrid composite dissipate energy at a impact or overload by plastic deformation of the ductile fibers and show residual properties after impact or overload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: REIN4CED NV
    Inventors: Michaël G. Callens, Niels De Greef
  • Patent number: 11318723
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to hot-fill/retort packaging films having a sealant layer composition comprising a first propylene-ethylene copolymer, a second propylene-ethylene copolymer and a polyethylene. Hot-fill/retort packaging films are provided herein having a sealant layer composition that exhibits an ultimate hot tack within a range from 88 N/m to 876 H/m (0.5 lb./in to 5 lb./in) at a temperature within the range from 116° C. to 182° C. (240° F. to 360° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Melissa Kanzelberger Coolich
  • Patent number: 11319432
    Abstract: An ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer composition contains: (A) an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer; (B) an alkali earth metal compound; and (C) a sorbic acid ester; wherein the sorbic acid ester (C) is present in an amount of 0.00001 to 10 ppm based on the weight of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer composition; wherein the ratio (B)/(C) of the weight of the alkali earth metal compound (B) on a metal basis to the weight of the sorbic acid ester (C) is 10 to 30,000. The ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer composition is less susceptible to coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Usui, Minako Ikeshita
  • Patent number: 11312115
    Abstract: A laminate including: (A) a layer containing a perfluororesin, (B) a layer containing a polymer having a chlorotrifluoroethylene unit, and (C) a layer containing a non-fluorinated polymer. Also disclosed is a tube including the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki Kuwajima, Yukinori Kamiya
  • Patent number: 11312114
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of providing an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer composition excellent in the adhesive strength with a layer of a saponified ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer; and the present invention relates to a laminate comprising a layer of a copolymer composition comprising 100 parts by mass of an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer (A) and one or more additives selected from the following (1) to (3), and a layer of the saponified ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer (B). (1) 1.7 to 20 parts by mass of dicumyl peroxide and 2 to 20 parts by mass of a metal oxide; (2) 20 to 120 parts by mass of a hydrophilic fumed silica; and (3) 5 to 50 parts by mass of an ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Kikuchi, Kotaro Ichino
  • Patent number: 11305520
    Abstract: A multilayer, heat-shrinkable film has a first portion containing an outer heat seal layer and a second portion containing a PVDC barrier layer and a second outer layer comprising polyester. Both film portions comprise polymer networks which are strained by solid-state orientation, but only the first portion contains a crosslinked polymer network. The film has (i) a total free shrink at 85° C. of at least 90% and (ii) an instrumented impact energy-to-break of at least 0.0.65 J/mil and/or an instrumented impact peak load of at least 70 N/mil. The film is primarily made from ethylene-based polymers. Packaging articles can be made by sealing the film to itself. The film comprises no polyamide or polyamide in an amount up to 10 wt %, on a total film weight basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Ashley Wynne, Kelly Ahlgren, Miles Johnston, Rebecca Kersey
  • Patent number: 11298405
    Abstract: A pre-filled pharmaceutical package comprising a liquid formulation of a VEGF-antagonist, for example Ranibizumab, in a pre-filled pharmaceutical package, for example a syringe, cartridge, or vial, made in part or in whole of a thermoplastic polymer, coated on the interior with a tie coating or layer, a barrier coating or layer, a pH protective coating or layer, and optionally a lubricity coating or layer. Stability performance of the VEGF-antagonist packaged in the coated COP vessel comparable to or better than glass was obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: FORMYCON AG, SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC., KLINGE BIOPHARMA GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten Brockmeyer, Christopher Weikart, Murray Stephen Bennett, Jean-Pierre Giraud, Thomas Strungmann
  • Patent number: 11298293
    Abstract: An article or vessel is described including a vessel surface and a coating set comprising at least one tie coating, at least one barrier coating, and at least one pH protective coating. For example, the coating set can comprise a tie coating, a barrier coating, a pH protective coating and a second barrier coating; and in the presence of a fluid composition, the fluid contacting surface is the barrier coating or layer. The respective coatings can be applied by PECVD of a polysiloxane precursor. Such vessels can have a coated interior portion containing a fluid with a pH of 4 to 8. The barrier coating prevents oxygen from penetrating into the thermoplastic vessel, and the tie coating and pH protective coating together protect the barrier layer from the contents of the vessel. The second barrier coating is comparable to glass surface if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Sio2 Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Weikart, Becky L. Clark, Adam Stevenson, John T. Felts
  • Patent number: 11292648
    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: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Scott William Huffer, Rod Pettis
  • Patent number: 11294100
    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: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Bee, Jeremy Gantz, Kim Kovel
  • Patent number: 11294101
    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: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Bee, Jeremy Gantz, Kim Kovel
  • Patent number: 11286401
    Abstract: A powder coating composition comprising: a) a thermoset resin comprising an acid functional polyester material, b) a thermoplastic resin and c) a crosslinker material, wherein the coating composition is substantially free of bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol F (BPF), bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE) and bisphenol F diglycidyl ether (BFDGE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Retsch, Jr., Anthony M. Chasser, Edward R. Millero, Jr., John M. Dudik