Patents Examined by Walter B Aughenbaugh
  • Patent number: 9579426
    Abstract: This invention relates to an elastomeric article with improved lubricity and donnablity and reduced stickiness/tackiness. According to the methods of the invention, the internal surface of the elastomeric article is coated with a polyisoprene coating. The coating of the invention is formed from synthetic polyisoprene rubber that may or may not contain minor amounts of other components. The coating is preferably directly bonded to the underlying elastomeric article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Seong Fong Chen, Shiping Wang, Wei Cheong Wong, Chuang Sim Chong
  • Patent number: 9583369
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an article comprises providing a lid or nozzle for an etch reactor. Ion assisted deposition (IAD) is then performed to deposit a protective layer on at least one surface of the lid or nozzle, 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: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Vahid Firouzdor, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 9580587
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising the following: A) an ethylene/?-olefin/diene interpolymer; B) an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer with a Mooney Viscosity [ML(1+4) at 125° C.] greater than 40; and C) a peroxide; and wherein the ?-olefin of the ethylene/?-olefin copolymer of component B comprises at least four carbon atoms; and wherein component A is present in an amount from 50 to 95 weight percent, based on the sum weight of components A and B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy E. Clayfield, Arnis U. Paeglis
  • Patent number: 9574062
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions of chloroprene rubbers having improved vibration-damping properties under low temperature conditions without deterioration of mechanical properties, permanent compression set and tension fatigue in the final product. The chloroprene rubbers of the invention contain a xanthogen-modified chloroprene rubber and/or a mercaptan-modified chloroprene rubber in an amount of 100 parts by mass, a carbon black having an average particle diameter of 70 mn to 600 mn and a DBP oil absorption (as determined by Absorption A method of JIS-K6221) of 15 ml/100 g in an amount of 15 to 150 parts by mass, and a plasticizer represented by the chemical formula R1COO—(CH2)8—COOR2 wherein R1 and R2 each represent an alkyl group having 1 to 7 carbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yasushi Abe, Hiroyuki Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 9574355
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a tile or panel having at least one magnetic material embedded therein, and fully or partially covered with at least one layer of parchment. The invention also encompasses at least one discrete permanent magnet that is placed at an appropriate location within a panel or tile, and wherein at least a portion of the panel or tile and the at least one magnet are then optionally covered with at least one layer of at least one barrier material, and then at least one parchment layer partially or fully envelopes this assembly. The inventive tile having at least one magnetic type material can have at least one indicia or design on at least one surface, and the inventive tile can be magnetically attached to a wall or another panel having at least one magnetic type material to form a wall or panel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Jesse Karl Meyer
  • Patent number: 9561611
    Abstract: A bioabsorbable scaffold composed of a multilayer structure of alternating layers of different polymers is disclosed. The multilayer structure can have 20 to 1000 layers and the individual thickness of the layers can be 0.2 to 5 microns. A method of making the scaffold including a layer multiplying extrusion process is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Lothar W. Kleiner
  • Patent number: 9561889
    Abstract: A packaging article has tear initiators for initiating a manual tear that can be propagated to open a package and allow a product to be readily removed therefrom, without the use of a knife or scissors or any other implement. The packaging article is made from a heat-shrinkable multilayer film having at least one layer containing an incompatible polymer blend, and/or a layer containing an inorganic filler, and/or a layer having a high Young's modulus. The film also has a Peak Load Impact Strength of at least 50 Newtons per mil, The tear initiators can be used to generate a manual machine direction tears to open the package, with the manual machine direction tear being capable of propagating in the machine direction to the opposite edge of the packaging article. A process for making a package and manually opening the package is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Dayrit, Robert A. Odabashian, Janet W. Rivett, Thomas D. Kennedy, Diana Huerta, Tom Bonner, Rodney R. Hodgson, Mendy W. Mossbrook, H. Walker Stockley, Richard K. Watson
  • Patent number: 9555604
    Abstract: A resin composition, preferably an adhesive composition, comprising a polyether polyamide elastomer capable of being strongly bended with a polyimide resin, preferably strongly bended through an easy process to form an interface between the polyimide resin and the composition, and a bonded composite having the resin composition and a polyimide resin which together form an interface to be bonded with each other. A resin composition for forming an interface together with a polyimide resin for bonding, wherein the resin composition comprises a polyether polyamide elastomer (component R) obtained by subjecting a specific aminocarboxylic acid compound A1 and/or lactam compound A2, polyether compound B, and dicarboxylic acid compound C to polymerization, wherein the content of the component R in the resin composition is 80 to 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma Irisa, Shuichi Maeda
  • Patent number: 9550601
    Abstract: A container of a multilayered structure comprising an inner layer and an outer layer of a low-density polyethylene, and an intermediate layer that includes a gas-barrier resin layer and adhesive layers, wherein the adhesive layers contain an acid-modified polyethylene and a propylene resin, the propylene resin being contained in an amount of 0.5 to 10% by weight in the adhesive layers. The container is obtained by using decreased amounts of resins without impairing properties of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Ikuo Komatsu, Eriko Kimotsuki, Jou Honda
  • Patent number: 9546012
    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: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: M&G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew Sisson, Arianna Giovannini, Simone Ferrero
  • Patent number: 9545360
    Abstract: A method for providing a saccharide based lubricating or protective coating or layer on a substrate surface is provided. In particular, a lubricity and/or protective coating or layer made by said method is provided. Pharmaceutical packages or other vessels coated by said method and the use of such pharmaceutical packages or other vessels protecting a compound or composition contained or received in said vessel with a protective coating against mechanical and/or chemical effects of the surface of the vessel without a protective coating material are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SiO2 Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Robert S. Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan R. Freedman, Robert J. Pangborn, Peter Sagona, Christopher Weikart, Jacob Israelachvili
  • Patent number: 9539794
    Abstract: The present application concerns a coated film comprising a substantially biodegradable substrate having a biodegradable coating thereon at a coat weight of not more than 12 gsm, as well as useful articles sealed inside a package at least partly comprising such a film, and also a process for producing a coated film comprising providing a substantially biodegradable film substrate and applying a biodegradable coating to the substrate at a coat weight of less than 12 gsm by means of a hot melt coating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Leo Frohlich, Paul Barker, Florian Chapalain, Lucy Cowton, Christopher Meek, Jonathan Hewitt
  • Patent number: 9539174
    Abstract: Containers and components thereof for use in the medical industry and methods to manufacture the same are described. An example tab for use with a medical container includes opposing sheets sealed to define an open ended chamber into which a port is to be at least partially positioned. The port is to enable access to the medical container. The tab includes a tear seal defined by each of the opposing sheets and a first guide positioned on a first side of each of the tear seals. The tab includes a second guide positioned on a second side of each of the tear seals, wherein the first and second guides are to enable a tear to propagate substantially between the guides and adjacent the tear seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Sandford, Anthony Oleskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9534711
    Abstract: A single site catalysed ethylene polymer including ethylene and optionally at least one comonomer having a Mw/Mn of less than 5 and wherein the total amount of unsaturations of the ethylene polymer is at least 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Magnus Palmlöf, Espen Ommundsen, Anne Britt Bjåland, Alexander Krajete
  • Patent number: 9534476
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating for inhibiting the formation of scales on one or more surfaces of a component used in the production of subsurface fluids. The coating comprises a diamond-like carbon structure doped with a dopant, such as silicon, titanium, fluorine, oxygen, or chromium. The dopant comprises between about 10% and about 40% of the coating by atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar, Zhiyue Xu
  • Patent number: 9533788
    Abstract: A lightweight polyester preform is disclosed for the production of light weight polyester containers by blow molding. The preforms and the resulting blown containers have threads on an exterior surface adjacent an upper end. Adjacent to and located below the threads is a support ring. The support ring is used in handling and conveying a preform from injection molding to a blow mold and in blow molding the container from the preform. It also is used in handling and conveying the preform from storage to the blow mold. To lightweight the preform, and subsequent container, the support ring is designed to have a minimum weight, but a sufficient strength for the handling of the preform in the production of the blow molded container. The support ring is reduced in weight by about 10% to about 70% from a conventional preform support ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick Michael Calello
  • Patent number: 9528637
    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: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Edward Garver, Mark Fisher Colton
  • Patent number: 9526873
    Abstract: Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices are prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlayer balloon, encasing the web with a matrix material to form an assembly, and inserting the assembly into a preformed outer layer balloon to form the composite balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Khieu, John Jianhua Chen, Ying Xiong, Joe Khammoungkhoune, Daniel James Horn, John Blix
  • Patent number: 9522988
    Abstract: A polyolefin pipe having a polyolefin base resin (A) including a lower molecular weight fraction and a higher molecular weight fraction, stabilized with at least one stabilizer (B) having a formula: and at least one stabilizer (C) having a formula: wherein the substituents are as described in the specification. The composition demonstrates acceptable stability and low migration of additional additives from the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Martin Anker, Svein Jamtvedt
  • Patent number: 9522498
    Abstract: Methods of enhancing one or more physical properties of a thermoplastic film include incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction and/or transverse direction. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting rib patterns into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges. Incrementally stretched thermoplastic films can have a machine-direction tear resistance that is approximately equal to or greater than the machine-direction tear resistance of the film prior to stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Michael Borchardt