Patents Examined by Walter B Aughenbaugh
  • Patent number: 9884268
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a porous monolith polymeric composition having utility in catalysis, chromatography, filtration, and electro-kinetic pumps, devices incorporating such composition and methods of making and using such monoliths. In some embodiments the monoliths can include a skeletal core having a substantially homogeneous polymeric composition of two or more organic silane monomers and pores that define an interstitial volume in the skeletal core. The pores can include macropores and less than 5% of the interstitial volume can be mesopores. Such monoliths can, in some embodiments, be disposed in a housing having at least one wall that defines a chamber such that all fluid flowing into the chamber passes through the pores of the monolith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Moon Chul Jung, Hua Yang, Edouard S. P. Bouvier
  • Patent number: 9884471
    Abstract: Disclosed is a biodegradable sheet prepared from biodegradable material, a process for preparing the biodegradable sheet and uses thereof. One of the disclosed uses of the biodegradable sheet is in the preparation of a flexible liquid receptacle. Disclosed also is a flexible liquid receptacle arranged as an array of several receptacle units that are attached to one another and that may be detached from one another by tearing along a perforated line created between each two receptacle units. The disclosed array may also include a hanger, thus allowing the array to be hung from any appropriate means. Further disclosed is a biodegradable sheet including at least one layer comprising about 15-25% w/w PLA and about 75-85% w/w PBSA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tipa Corp. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tal Neuman, Daphna Nissenbaum, Ana Lea Dotan, Noam Tenenbaum, Shai Garty
  • Patent number: 9878133
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stretchable material suitable for use in an inflatable medical device. The stretchable material has at least one reinforcing polymer layer with a top and bottom side forming a porous matrix which is imbibed with a sealing material to infiltrate and substantially seal spaces of the porous matrix and extend beyond the reinforcing polymer layer to form a surface coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex R. Hobson, Michael Houghton, David R. King, Joseph E. Korleski, Jr., Brian C. Lentz, Kenneth Newcomb, Peter J. Roeber, John Streeter
  • Patent number: 9878069
    Abstract: A femoral head support device, in particular a mineralized collagen-based femoral head support device applicable to the treatment of early osteonecrosis of femoral head. The device is made from a dense, homogeneous organic/inorganic composite, wherein the organic phase includes collagen and inorganic phase includes nano calcium phosphate salt, and the device is of a cylinder having an upright through hole and also has a support strength of up to 4000-6000N. By implementing a method for manufacturing such mineralized collagen-based femoral head support device, the mineralized collagen-based femoral head support device with mechanical properties equivalent to human cortical bone can be manufactured; and the mineralized collagen-based femoral head support device can meet the demand for clinical treatment of early osteonecrosis of femoral head to avoid the continuous collapse of necrotic femoral head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Shuhua Yang
  • Patent number: 9878515
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaged hot-melt pressure sensitive adhesive comprising a hot-melt pressure sensitive adhesive composition and a coextrusion coating consisting of neat low density polyethylene, neat polypropylene, or neat ethylene vinyl acetate. The present invention further relates to the use of the packaged adhesive formed as individual forms in an adhesive application process, and the use of the packaged adhesive in the production of laminated articles, including nonwoven hygiene articles, disposable medical drapes, and also laminate constructions such as tapes and labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Peter Remmers, Dirk Laukien, Lynne Purvis, Nicholas Porro, Nicholas Taylor
  • Patent number: 9869012
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an article comprises performing ion assisted deposition (IAD) to deposit a protective layer on at least one surface of the article, wherein the protective layer is a plasma resistant rare earth oxide film having a thickness of less than 300 ?m and an average surface roughness of 10 micro-inches or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Vahid Firouzdor, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 9851026
    Abstract: A layer for directing a hydraulic fluid includes a first fluoropolymer, a first crosslinker, and an anti-static additive. The first fluoropolymer is present in an amount greater than 60 parts by weight, the first crosslinker is present in an amount of from about 1 to about 10 parts by weight, and the anti-static additive is present in an amount of from about 0.4 to about 4 parts by weight, each 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. The second fluoropolymer is present in an amount greater than 60 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soumayajit Sarkar, Javed Mapkar, Edward Hummelt, Kenneth Phaneuf, Robert Michael Lefere, Joseph David Proof, Gregory James Chapman
  • Patent number: 9845911
    Abstract: An article with at least two extruded thermoplastic polymer foam pieces that fit together to form a length of foam having a generally annular cross section, each piece having a concave surface such that the concave surfaces adjoin to form an internal edge defining a hole within the generally annular cross section; wherein each piece has a density less than 36 kilograms per cubic meter, a product of density times average cell size that is less than 17 millimeters*kilogram per cubic meter, and a thermal conductivity of 35 milliwatts per meter*Kelvin or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alain Sagnard, Lars Massueger, Jean-Francois Koenig, Ralph Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9833544
    Abstract: A biocompatible, resorbable biphasic collagen membrane having a first area of relatively higher tensile strength and stiffness and lower porosity and a second area of relatively lower tensile strength and stiffness and higher porosity, and a method of manufacturing the such a membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: OSSEOUS TECHNOLOGIES OF AMERICA
    Inventors: David Cheung, William Knox, Jay Malmquist, Edwin Shors, Dennis Smiler
  • Patent number: 9828488
    Abstract: PURPOSE: The present invention provides a polyvinyl chloride resin composition which is superior in heat stability and processability and has less elution from the composition. CONSTITUTION: a polyvinyl chloride resin composition comprising 100 parts by weight of a polyvinyl chloride resin, 10 to 120 parts by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl)terephthalate, and 0.5 to 20 parts by weight of epoxidized vegetable oil having a peroxide number of 5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Sakai
  • Patent number: 9812341
    Abstract: A component for a semiconductor processing chamber includes a ceramic body having at least one surface with a first average surface roughness of approximately 8-16 micro-inches. The component further includes a conformal protective layer on at least one surface of the ceramic body, wherein the conformal protective layer is a plasma resistant rare earth oxide film having a substantially uniform thickness of less than 300 ?m over the at least one surface and having a second average surface roughness of below 10 micro-inches, wherein the second average surface roughness is equal to or less than the first average surface roughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Vahid Firouzdor, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 9795762
    Abstract: Catheters and a method of preparation thereof, the catheter comprising a catheter body, a juncture hub, extension lines and connectors, the catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end, an exterior surface, a tip region having a length of 10 cm measured from the distal end of the catheter body, and at least two lumen, each of the catheter body lumen having a proximal end, a distal end, a Lumen Aspect Ratio of at least 3:1, and an intraluminal surface, the distal ends of the at least two catheter body lumen being (i) non-coterminus or (ii) laser-cut, the exterior surface of the catheter body in the tip region or the intraluminal surface of the two catheter body lumen comprising a hydrophilic polymer layer having an Average Dry Thickness of at least about 50 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ARROW INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Bouchard, Zheng Zhang, Jun Li, Matt Skinner, Laurence Roth, Douglas Weaver, Eric W. Marchese, Robert Reed, Chad Huval, Christopher R. Loose
  • Patent number: 9796797
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyethylene, chlorinated polyethylene thereof and a molded article produced from the chlorinated polyethylene. More specifically, disclosed are polyethylene for preparation of chlorinated polyethylene, the polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution (MWD) of 5 or less, a melting index (5.0 kg) of 0.1 to 10 dg/min, a weight average molecular weight of 50,000 to 300,000 g/mol, a melting temperature of 125 to 135° C., a wax content of 0.0001 to 3% by weight or 0.01 to 0.3% by weight and a density of 0.94 g/cm3 or more, chlorinated polyethylene thereof and a molded article produced from the chlorinated polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soung Hun Yoo, Geun Yeol Bae, Sang Rok Do
  • Patent number: 9801271
    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: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Robert E. Meyer, III
  • Patent number: 9771173
    Abstract: Methods and packages for storing film strips while reducing or eliminating stress cracking during storage, including use of packages having an inner surface made from polymeric materials exhibiting various physical properties and including films and pouches that are annealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MonoSol Rx, LLC
    Inventors: Beuford Arlie Bogue, Greg Slominski
  • Patent number: 9772052
    Abstract: The invention describes a flexible tubular article for transport of volatile hydrocarbons comprising: (a) an inner layer of a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) polymer or a polyvinylidene difluoride copolymer; (b) an intermediate thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) layer extruded in tubular form over the inner PVDF layer, and (c) a polyvinyl chloride polymer extruded in tubular form over the outside surface of the intermediate layer and being coextensive therewith. The tubular articles of the invention have a maximum permeation rating of 15 g/m2/day under SAE J1737 test conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Edward Garver, Mark Fisher Colton
  • Patent number: 9758293
    Abstract: An insulated sleeve is provided to be coupled to an outer surface of a cup. The sleeve is formed from an insulative cellular non-aromatic polymeric material having an area of plastic deformation. There are no fractures in the insulative cellular non-aromatic polymeric material so that a predetermined insulative characteristic is maintained in the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K Leser, Charles T Wallace, Philip A Driskill, John B Euler, Jason J Paladino, Milan C Maravich, Daniel O Davis, Jeffrey A Mann, Randy A. Bowlds
  • Patent number: 9752003
    Abstract: Provided are surface-modified elastic bodies (e.g. gasket for syringes) each obtained by a surface modification method for modifying a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, the method being capable of providing surfaces with excellent properties such as excellent sliding properties, excellent durability against repeated sliding motion, and excellent performance in preventing adsorption and aggregation of proteins, and allowing the surfaces to maintain the sealing properties, without using expensive self-lubricating plastics. The invention relates to surface-modified elastic bodies (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Minagawa
  • Patent number: 9751661
    Abstract: A flexible pouch for packaging a product therein having a pouch panel formed of a material having a layer of polyethylene terephthalate, a layer of aluminum, a layer of nylon, and a layer of polyethylene. The layer of polyethylene terephthalate has a thickness of 12 to 15 microns, the layer aluminum has a thickness of 7 to 9 microns, the layer of nylon has a thickness of 12 to 18 microns, and the layer of polyethylene has a thickness of 70-200 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 9732215
    Abstract: A block copolymer composition with a good balance of physical properties suitable for various types of packaging such as food product containers, beverage containers, industrial containers and blister packs, having excellent transparency, gloss, strength, rigidity and formability, having excellent anti-blocking properties and anti-sticking properties, and excelling in the aforementioned properties even when used in mixture with vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon-type polymers is offered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadashi Sawasato, Eiji Sato, Hitoshi Nakazawa, Shinya Uekusa