Patents Examined by Walter B Aughenbaugh
  • Patent number: 10188512
    Abstract: The present invention's goal is to devise an apparatus (here-forth called ‘punch-ball’) made of a tension-reversible membrane that will assume a particular three-dimensional predetermined shape when under tension, apparatus that will border a central empty space, central space limited by the interior face of the membrane, and central space that will be in direct communication with the exterior space outside of the external face of the ‘punch-ball’ through orifices in the membrane (here-forth called ‘punches’), punches that will not decrease the ability of the membrane to exhibit a tension force. The punch-ball can be used freestanding or in connection with an object representing a confined space that will be abutting the exterior face of the punch-ball when the punch-ball is under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: George O. Angheloiu
  • Patent number: 10016963
    Abstract: A composite includes a multilayer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film having a base layer and an adjacent skin layer. The PET of the skin layer has inherent viscosity of about 0.70-0.90 and carboxyl endgroup concentration of less than 25 eq/T. The base layer can be affixed to a thin metal sheet. Optionally, the base layer of a second multilayer PET film with a skin layer inherent viscosity of about 0.70-0.90 and carboxyl endgroup concentration of less than 25 eq/T can be affixed to the opposite side of the metal sheet. The composite is suited for making food and chemical containers such as food storage cans that resist blush discoloration from steam contact during container formation and age degradation during extended storage of harsh chemical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Moritz
  • Patent number: 10011696
    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: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    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, David Dezhou Sun
  • Patent number: 9988552
    Abstract: Substrates, such as the interior surfaces of food containers, can be coated using a composition including a phenolic modified polyester resin prepared using a formulation not including Bisphenol A as a component or subcomponent. These polymers arid subsequent coatings are free of both mobile and bound Bisphenol A moieties. These polymers and resulting coatings have properties similar to and, in some embodiments, superior over comparable conventional polyester coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Polynt Composites USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Knight, David G. Grant
  • Patent number: 9982812
    Abstract: A multilayer flexible tube includes an inner layer including a melt processable fluoropolymer, wherein the fluoropolymer includes a copolymer of a poly vinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and a hexafluoropropylene (HFP); and an outer layer including a melt processable polymer having a shore hardness less than a shore hardness of the inner layer. Further provided is a method of making the multilayer flexible tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wayne Edward Garver, Gerald H. Ling, Charles S. Golub, Kathryn J. Morris, Mark F. Colton
  • Patent number: 9984796
    Abstract: An insulating system having improved partial discharge resistance includes an insulating tape around a conductor. The tape is a mica tape joined to a carrier. The tape is impregnated with a synthetic resin, and is interspersed with a nanoparticulate filler, present bimodally, in the form of two fractions of the filler differing in particle size and fraction size. An adhesion promoter may be in the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Peter Gröppel, Dieter Heinl, Christian Meichsner, Igor Ritberg
  • Patent number: 9975316
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayered coextruded thermoplastic food casing comprising a porous inner layer capable of absorbing, retaining, desorbing and transferring at least one functional additive to food encased in said casing; a layer having a barrier effect for water vapor; and an adhesive layer, wherein the porosity of said porous inner layer is generated by (co)extruding a composition comprising a polymer and a supercritical pore-forming agent, and a method for producing said multilayered coextruded thermoplastic food casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Viscofan S.A.
    Inventors: Frank Raue, Marek Bouma
  • Patent number: 9969115
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: APG Polytech, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew Sisson, Arianna Giovannini, Simone Ferrero
  • Patent number: 9955756
    Abstract: A shell element for the buckle cover of a seat belt buckle is disclosed. The shell element comprises a base body made of a hard elastomer and an outer and an inner surface. So that when the buckle cover bears against a further vehicle element with a hard surface, no wear and no undesirable noise is generated and so that the seat belt buckle permanently has attractive visual and haptic properties, a further element made of a soft elastomer is directly connected to the base body and is connected thereto by a material and/or positive connection, said further element forming at least one part of the outer surface of the shell element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Ulrich Klafke, Mario Eckmann, Ole Scharnberg, Jens Albrecht, Sandra Kleinke, Wolf Ulrich Wachter
  • Patent number: 9956747
    Abstract: A composite includes a multilayer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film having a base layer and an adjacent skin layer. The PET of the skin layer has inherent viscosity of about 0.70-0.90 and carboxyl endgroup concentration of less than 25 eq/T. The base layer can be affixed to a thin metal sheet. Optionally, the base layer of a second multilayer PET film with a skin layer inherent viscosity of about 0.70-0.90 and carboxyl endgroup concentration of less than 25 eq/T can be affixed to the opposite side of the metal sheet. The composite is suited for making food and chemical containers such as food storage cans that resist blush discoloration from steam contact during container formation and age degradation during extended storage of harsh chemical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Moritz
  • Patent number: 9950502
    Abstract: Described is paper or cardboard packaging produced from mineral oil contaminated, (e.g., recycled) paper, wherein the packaging includes a barrier layer obtainable by applying an aqueous polymer dispersion comprising a copolymer obtainable by emulsion polymerization of C1-C4 alkyl (meth)acrylates, acid monomers, e.g., acrylic acid or methacrylic acid, 0-20 wt % of acrylonitrile and 0 to 10 wt % of further monomers in an aqueous medium in the presence of a carbohydrate compound, preferably in the form of a degraded starch, wherein the glass transition temperature of the copolymer is in the range from +10 to +45° C. The barrier layer may be situated on one of the surfaces of the packaging or form one of multiple layers of a multilayered packaging coating or be situated as a coating on one side of an inner bag situated within the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hermann Seyffer, Carmen-Elena Cimpeanu, Heiko Diehl, Darijo Mijolovic, Andre Van Meer, Jan Van Delft, Christof Van Sluijs
  • Patent number: 9944425
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging board comprising a fibrous base and one or more polymer coating layers on one or both sides of the fibrous base. According to the invention the fibrous base contains the combination of an alkyl ketene dimer size, stearic acid anhydride, a wet-strength size and an aluminium compound, which give the board resistance to aggressive liquids as well as thermal treatment, particularly an improved resistance to raw edge penetration in such circumstances. The invention further relates to containers and packages made of the board, for instance disposable drinking cups, dairy product cartons and auto-clave packages, as well as use of the board for such purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Jari Räsänen, Isto Heiskanen, Risto Laitinen
  • Patent number: 9937686
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multi-layer barrier film comprising: a first layer of an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) layer or a polyamide layer having a thickness in the range of 3 micron to 15 micron; a second layer of a polyamide layer having a thickness in the range of 3 micron to 15 micron in contact with the first layer; and a third layer of an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) layer having a thickness in the range of 3 micron to 15 micron. The present disclosure also relates to a multi-layered laminate comprising the multi-layer barrier film, and the process of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ESSEL PROPACK LIMITED
    Inventor: Mrinal Kanti Banerjee
  • Patent number: 9937099
    Abstract: An article is described including an article surface and a coating set comprising an optional tie coating or layer, a barrier coating or layer, and a pH protective layer. The respective coatings or layers can be applied by chemical vapor deposition of a polysiloxane or polysilazane precursor in the presence of oxygen. Examples of such an article are a prefilled thermoplastic syringe or thermoplastic pharmaceutical vial with a coated interior portion containing a pharmaceutical preparation or other fluid with a pH of 4 to 8, alternatively 5 to 9. The barrier coating or layer prevents oxygen from penetrating into the thermoplastic syringe or vial. The tie coating or layer, if present, and the pH protective coating or layer protect the barrier layer from the contents of the syringe or vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Weikart, Becky L. Clark, Adam Stevenson, John T. Felts
  • Patent number: 9932464
    Abstract: A rubber composition of the present technology comprises: from 0.5 parts by mass to 1.5 parts by mass of sulfur, from 0.2 parts by mass to 0.6 parts by mass of a thiuram vulcanization accelerator, from 0.2 parts by mass to 0.6 parts by mass of a guanidine vulcanization accelerator, from 0.15 parts by mass to 0.8 parts by mass of a sulfenamide vulcanization accelerator, and from 0.1 parts by mass to 1.5 parts by mass of a thiourea vulcanization accelerator per 100 parts by mass of a diene polymer containing a chloroprene rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9930774
    Abstract: A flexible-to-rigid tube is flexible when routed and is then rigidized to increase burst strength. According to the preferred embodiments of the present invention, the flexible-to-rigid tube is included in a cooling plate assembly for transferring heat from electronic components mounted on a circuit board. In one embodiment, the flexible-to-rigid tube (while in a flexible state) includes a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) or other silicone containing pendant or terminal epoxy, vinyl and/or acrylate functional groups and an initiator (e.g., a sulfonium salt photoinitiator, a free radical photoinitiator, or a thermal initiator). In another embodiment, triallyl isocyanurate (TAIC) and an initiator are incorporated into a conventional PVC-based tubing material. The flexible-to-rigid tube changes from the flexible state to a rigid state via formation of a cross-linked network upon exposure to actinic radiation or heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Robert E. Meyer, III
  • Patent number: 9926098
    Abstract: Blanks and paper products made therefrom are provided. In one aspect, the blank for forming a paper product can include a paperboard substrate and a film. At least a portion of the film can be secured to the paperboard substrate with an adhesive disposed between the paperboard substrate and the film. A peel strength of less than 330 g/2.54 cm at a temperature of 23° C. can be required to separate the film secured to the paperboard substrate with the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Gregory M. Fike
  • Patent number: 9908675
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are water-soluble films and resulting packets including a water-soluble film coated by a powder, wherein the powder includes a mixture of a powdered lubricant and an active agent. Optionally, the active agent may be encapsulated, e.g. microencapsulated, for release of the active agent through mechanisms including, but not limited to, mechanical rupture, melt, ablation, dissolution, diffusion, biodegradation, or pH-controlled release. Active ingredients described include enzymes, oils, flavors, colorants, odor absorbers, fragrances, pesticides, fertilizers, activators, acid catalysts, metal catalysts, ion scavengers, bleaches, bleach components, fabric softeners and combinations thereof. Examples of packet fills include laundry detergents, bleach and laundry additives, fabric care, dishwashing, hard surface cleaning, beauty care, skin care, other personal care, and foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Lee, Yashodhan S. Parulekar
  • Patent number: 9902834
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition Z comprising a component B, a component C, a component D, a component E and a component P, wherein the component B is a polyethylene glycol, the component C is a polyglycerol ester, the component D is an earth alkali carbonate, the component E is a phyllosilicate, and the component P is a polystyrene and/or an alloy thereof. Composition Z is suitable to increase the hydrophilic properties of processed solid or foamed polystyrene material, especially for making a film, sheet or food tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Pirko Kolditz, Lutz Liebehentschel
  • Patent number: 9894754
    Abstract: A flexible-to-rigid tube is flexible when routed and is then rigidized to increase burst strength. According to the preferred embodiments of the present invention, the flexible-to-rigid tube is included in a cooling plate assembly for transferring heat from electronic components mounted on a circuit board. In one embodiment, the flexible-to-rigid tube (while in a flexible state) includes a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) or other silicone containing pendant or terminal epoxy, vinyl and/or acrylate functional groups and an initiator (e.g., a sulfonium salt photoinitiator, a free radical photoinitiator, or a thermal initiator). In another embodiment, triallyl isocyanurate (TAIC) and an initiator are incorporated into a conventional PVC-based tubing material. The flexible-to-rigid tube changes from the flexible state to a rigid state via formation of a cross-linked network upon exposure to actinic radiation or heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Robert E. Meyer, III