Patents by Inventor Barbara Bonavoglia

Barbara Bonavoglia has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20230321315
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are feminine hygiene articles and multilayer film structures. According to one or more embodiments disclosed herein, a feminine hygiene article may include a feminine hygiene pad including an absorbent body, an adhesive layer positioned on at least a surface of the absorbent body, and a pouch wrap in contact with the adhesive layer of the feminine hygiene pad. The pouch wrap may include a release layer in direct contact with the adhesive layer. The release layer may include a polymer composition including low density polyethylene covalently bonded to polydimethylsiloxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Eduardo Alvarez Acedo, Barbara Bonavoglia, Michel Brunetto, Arkady Krasovskiy, Andrew Heitsch
  • Publication number: 20230149228
    Abstract: Provided are absorbent layers and articles, and methods for making absorbent layers and articles. The absorbent layer is suitable for use in an absorbent article and may include a nonwoven that includes bicomponent fibers and superabsorbent polymer material interconnected within the nonwoven. The absorbent layer according to different embodiment may include a three-dimensional random loop material with superabsorbent polymer material adhered to the three-dimensional random loop material. Absorbent articles may comprise the absorbent layer according to embodiments of the present disclosure. The method for making the absorbent layer includes providing a nonwoven and dosing the nonwoven with superabsorbent polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Eduardo Alvarez-Acedo, Aleksandar Stoiljkovic, Barbara Bonavoglia, Edit Berczi
  • Publication number: 20220127758
    Abstract: A method comprises providing a resin comprising an olefin block copolymer; spinning the resin into one or more fibers; cooling the one or more fibers to below the solidification point of the resin; after cooling, stretching the one or more fibers to a nominal elongation of 50 to 900% to form one or more stretched fibers; and relaxing the one or more stretch fibers to form one or more elastic fibers, and, optionally laminating the fibers to a flexible substrate. Articles comprising such elastic fiber(s) bonded to a nonwoven, can exhibit: a force at 50% elongation of less than 2 Newtons, a force at 100% elongation of less than 4 Newtons, a elongation at five Newtons for a 50 mm sample of at least 120%, and/or an unload force at 50% on a second cycle of less than 1.5 N/50 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Aleksandar STOILJKOVIC, Barbara BONAVOGLIA, Jill M. MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20220008893
    Abstract: A film includes 20.0 weight percent to 69.5 weight percent of a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) based polymer. The LLDPE having a high density fraction (HDF) from 3.0% to 8.0%, an I10/I2 ratio from 5.5 to 6.9, and a short chain branching distribution (SCBD) of less than or equal to 8.0° C. The film also includes 0.0 weight percent to 10.0 weight percent low density polyethylene (LDPE) based polymer, and 30.0 weight percent to 70.0 weight percent pore former.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andrew T. Heitsch, Yijian Lin, Barbara Bonavoglia, Kyle E. Hart, Mehmet Demirors, Rou Hua Chou, Manoj Thota
  • Publication number: 20210269626
    Abstract: A breathable elastic film includes particular amounts of a polyolefin elastomer having a density of 0.860 to 0.890 grams per cubic centimeter, a polyethylene oxide having a Brookfield viscosity in 5 weight percent aqueous solution at 25° C. of 30 to 115 centiPoise, and a hydrophilic filler. The film has a water vapor transmission rate of at least 1,000 g-mil/m2-day, as determined according to ASTM E398-2780. Composite laminates and articles including the films are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Glenn POLLEFEYT, Barbara BONAVOGLIA, Eduardo ALVAREZ
  • Patent number: 11041258
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a linear low density polyethylene composition, tapes, fibers and filaments, artificial turfs, and method of making the same. The linear low density polyethylene composition according to the present disclosure exhibits each of the following properties: (1) a CEF fraction from 70 to 90° C. of equal to or greater than 80% of the total CEF fractions; (2) a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D 1238 (2.16 kg @190° C.), in the range of equal to or greater than 2.0 g/10 min and equal to or less than 5.0 g/10 min; and (3) a melt flow ratio, I10/I2, of equal to or less than 6.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Lopez, Cornelis F. J. Den Doelder, Jesus Nieto, Barbara Bonavoglia, Frederik E. Gemoets
  • Patent number: 11028241
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides breathable films and method of making the same. The breathable films according to the present disclosure comprise a film layer comprising polymeric composition comprising equal to or less than 60 wt % of a linear low density polyethylene resin which exhibits each of the following properties: (1) a CEF fraction from 70 to 90 C of equal to or greater than 80% of the total CEF fractions; (2) a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D 1238 (2.16 kg @190C), in the range of equal to or greater than 2.0 g/10 min and equal to or less than 5.0 g/10 min; and (3) a melt flow ratio, 110/12, of equal to or less than 6.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Selim Bensason, Jesus Nieto, Cornelis F. J. Den Doelder
  • Patent number: 10967619
    Abstract: A stretch-modified elastomeric multilayer film comprising a core layer comprising a first ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer, wherein the first ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer comprises at least 50 mol. % ethylene, has a melt index (I2) from 0.5 g/10 min to 5 g/10 min, and has a density of 0.850 g/cc to 0.890 g/cc, and at least one outer layer independently comprising a second ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer and from 2.5 to 30 wt. % of an antiblock agent, wherein the second ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer comprises at least 50 mol. % ethylene, has a melt index (I2) from 0.5 g/10 min to 25 g/10 min, and has a density of 0.850 g/cc to 0.890 g/cc, wherein the density of the first ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer is equal to or greater than the density of the second ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andy C. Chang, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Kate R. Brown, Aleksandar Stoiljkovic, Gert J. Claasen, Barbara Bonavoglia, Carlos E. Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20210009770
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides breathable films and method of making the same. The breathable films according to the present disclosure comprise a film layer comprising polymeric composition comprising equal to or less than 60 wt % of a linear low density poly-ethylene resin which exhibits each of the following properties: (1) a CEF fraction from 70 to 90 C of equal to or greater than 80% of the total CEF fractions; (2) a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D 1238 (2.16 kg @190C), in the range of equal to or greater than 2.0 g/10 min and equal to or less than 5.0 g/10 min; and (3) a melt flow ratio, 110/12, of equal to or less than 6.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Selim Bensason, Jesus Nieto, Cornelis F. J. Den Doelder
  • Publication number: 20200199784
    Abstract: An artificial turf filament comprising one or more ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymers having a density of from 0.900 to 0.955 g/cc and a melt index, I2, as measured in accordance with ASTM D1238 (at 190° C. and 2.16 kg), of from 0.1 g/10 min to 20 g/10 min; an ethoxylated alcohol having the formula, R1(OCH2CH2)xOH, where x is an integer from 2 to 10 and R1 is a straight or branched chain alkyl of 20 to 50 carbon atoms; and a functionalized ethylene-based polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: David Lopez, Eduardo Alvarez, Jesus Nieto, Barbara Bonavoglia
  • Publication number: 20200181853
    Abstract: An artificial turf filament comprising one or more ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymers having a density of from 0.900 to 0.955 g/cc and a melt index, I2, as measured in accordance with ASTM D1238 (at 190° C. and 2.16 kg), of from 0.1 g/10 min to 20 g/10 min; an ethoxylated alcohol having the formula, R1(OCH2CH2)xOH, where x is an integer from 2 to 10 and R1 is a straight or branched chain alkyl of 20 to 50 carbon atoms; and a chemical foaming agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: David Lopez, Eduardo Alvarez, Jesus Nieto, Barbara Bonavoglia
  • Publication number: 20190309487
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to stretched filaments comprising a non-functionalized polyolefin and at least one functionalized polymer. The functionalized polymer is a propylene-based plastomer or elastomer having one or more functional groups grafted on the propylene-based plastomer or elastomer. The one or more functional groups is selected from the group consisting of amine groups and imide groups. The at least one functionalized polymer has a DSC melting point from 100° C. to 130° C. When the stretched filament is stretched to a stretch ratio of 5, the stretched filament has a tenacity greater than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, David Lopez, Ronald Wevers
  • Patent number: 10391739
    Abstract: The instant invention provides bi-component fibers and fabrics made therefrom. The bi-component fiber according to the present invention comprises: (a) from 5 to 95 percent by weight of a first component comprising at least one or more first polymers, based on the total weight of the bi-component fiber; (b) from 5 to 95 percent by weight of a second component comprising at least an ethylene-based polymer composition, based on the total weight of the bicomponent fiber, wherein said ethylene-based polymer composition comprises; (i) less than or equal to 100 percent by weight of the units derived from ethylene; and (ii) less than 30 percent by weight of units derived from one or more ?-olefin comonomers; wherein said ethylene-based polymer composition is characterized by having a Comonomer Distribution Constant in the range of from greater than from 100 to 400, a vinyl unsaturation of less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Gert J. Claasen, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Selim Bensason
  • Publication number: 20190078235
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a linear low density polyethylene composition, tapes, fibers and filaments, artificial turfs, and method of making the same. The linear low density polyethylene composition according to the present disclosure exhibits each of the following properties: (1) a CEF fraction from 70 to 90° C. of equal to or greater than 80% of the total CEF fractions; (2) a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D 1238 (2.16 kg@190° C.), in the range of equal to or greater than 2.0 g/10 min and equal to or less than 5.0 g/10 min; and (3) a melt flow ratio, I10/I2, of equal to or less than 6.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Lopez, Cornelis F.J. Den Doelder, Jesus Nieto, Barbara Bonavoglia, Frederik E. Gemoets
  • Publication number: 20180010304
    Abstract: An artificial turf filament comprising an ethylene-based polymer, wherein the ethylene-based polymer comprises greater than 50 wt. % of the units derived from ethylene and less than 30 wt. % of the units derived from one or more alpha-olefin co monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Joseph L. Deavenport, David Lopez, Rajen M. Patel
  • Publication number: 20170253012
    Abstract: A stretch-modified elastomeric multilayer film comprising a core layer comprising a first ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer, wherein the first ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer comprises at least 50 mol. % ethylene, has a melt index (12) from 0.5 g/10 min to 5 g/10 min, and has a density of 0.850 g/cc to 0.890 g/cc, and at least one outer layer independently comprising a second ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer and from 2.5 to 30 wt. % of an antiblock agent, wherein the second ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer comprises at least 50 mol. % ethylene, has a melt index (12) from 0.5 g/10 min to 25 g/10 min, and has a density of 0.850 g/cc to 0.890 g/cc, wherein the density of the first ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer is equal to or greater than the density of the second ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andy C. Chang, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Kate R. Brown, Aleksandar Stoiljkovic, Gert J. Claasen, Barbara Bonavoglia, Carlos E. Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20150204027
    Abstract: An artificial turf filament comprising a polyolefin, a polyamide, a polyester, or a combination thereof, wherein the filament has a surface area, with at least a portion of the surface area being halogenated to form a halogenated surface
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Peter H. Heydasch, Larry W. Mobley, Stefan Ultsch
  • Publication number: 20140248816
    Abstract: The instant invention provides bi-component fibers and fabrics made therefrom. The bi-component fiber according to the present invention comprises: (a) from 5 to 95 percent by weight of a first component comprising at least one or more first polymers, based on the total weight of the bi-component fiber; (b) from 5 to 95 percent by weight of a second component comprising at least an ethylene-based polymer composition, based on the total weight of the bicomponent fiber, wherein said ethylene-based polymer composition comprises; (i) less than or equal to 100 percent by weight of the units derived from ethylene; and (ii) less than 30 percent by weight of units derived from one or more ?-olefin comonomers; wherein said ethylene-based polymer composition is characterized by having a Comonomer Distribution Constant in the range of from greater than from 100 to 400, a vinyl unsaturation of less than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Gert J. Claasen, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Selim Bensason
  • Publication number: 20130065071
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a multilayer sheet, a thermoformed article, and a method for making the same. The multilayer sheet comprises (a) at least one sealant layer comprising: less than 1 percent by weight of one or more antimicrobial agents, based on the total weight of the sealant layer; at least 20 percent by weight of a base polymer, based on the total weight of the sealant layer, wherein said base polymer comprises a propylene/ethylene copolymer composition, wherein said propylene/ethylene copolymer has a crystallinity in the range of from 1 percent by weight to 30 percent by weight, a heat of fusion in the range of from 2 Joules/gram to 50 Joules/gram), and a DSC melting point in the range of 25° C. to 110° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Kurt Brunner, Peter Sandkuehler