Patents by Inventor Benoit Brule

Benoit Brule 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).

  • Patent number: 10800918
    Abstract: A composition including: between 45 and 94.95 wt. % of a matrix having at least one polyamide; between 0.05 and 20 wt. % of at least one prepolymer, the proportion by weight of the polyamide matrix and that of the prepolymer being respectively between 60 and 99.9 wt. % and between 40 and 0.1 wt. % in relation to the total amount of polyamide-prepolymer; between 5 and 45 wt. % of at least one impact modifier; and between 0 and 20% of an additive, said composition having a higher level of fluidity in the melted state than the same composition without prepolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Mathieu Sabard, Benoit Brule, Jean-Jacques Flat
  • Publication number: 20200262987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition comprising a polymer comprising methyl methacrylate, (meth)acrylic acid and styrene monomers. In particular, the present invention relates to a polymer composition comprising a polymer comprising methyl methacrylate, (meth)acrylic acid and styrene monomers, said composition having particularly advantageous compromises of heat-resistant, fluidity, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant properties. The present invention also relates to a molded or extruded object comprising a polymer comprising methyl methacrylate, (meth)acrylic acid and of styrene monomers, and the use of these objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Stefania CASSIANO GASPAR, Benoit BRULE
  • Publication number: 20200255661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transparent polyamide-based composition, comprising: from 5.0 to 40.0% by weight of semi-crystalline polyamide, from 20.0 to 80.0% by weight of at least one amorphous, transparent and at least partially cycloaliphatic polyamide, from 0.0 to 5.0% by weight of PEBA, from 0.0 to 5.0% by weight of additives, and from 5.0 to 50.0%, preferably from 10.0 to 40.0% by weight, preferably from 20.0 to 30.0% by weight by weight of glass filler, where the glass filler, expressed as % by weight with respect to the total weight of filler, less than 60 wt. % silica (SiO2) and more than 5 wt. % of boron oxide (B2O3). The invention also relates to the manufacture of said composition, its use for the manufacture of transparent articles, said transparent articles and their process of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Maho YASUDA, Benoît BRULE, Benjamin SAILLARD, Marie POMMIER DE SANTI
  • Publication number: 20200255660
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reinforced thermoplastic powder composition, comprising: at least one polyamide powder with a d50 of less than 100 ?m, from 5% to 70% by weight of at least one glass fiber: with a 150 within the range from 50 to 200 ?m, with an lmax of less than 450 ?m, with a d50 within the range from 4 to 40 ?m, with a form factor F: 150/d50 of between 5 and 15, and from 0.05% to 5% of a pulverulent flow agent with a d50 of less than 20 ?m; with regard to the total weight of the composition. The present invention relates in particular to the use of said composition in 3D printing processes for manufacturing reinforced three-dimensional objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Jean-Charles DURAND, Ornella ZOVI, Benoît BRULE
  • Publication number: 20200199360
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of at least one impact modifier having a refractive index IR1 in a polyamide matrix consisting of a mixture of amorphous polyamide and semicrystalline polyamide, said matrix having a refractive index IR2, the difference in absolute value of IR1-IR2 not exceeding 0.006, to produce a transparent composition having a fatigue strength, under the fatigue test referred to as notched “Ross-Flex”, greater than 50 000 at ?10° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Mathieu SABARD, Benoit BRULE, Benjamin SAILLARD, Regis CIPRIANI
  • Publication number: 20200173583
    Abstract: Provided is a method for heating or cooling a liquid or a body by means of a vapor compression circuit containing a heat transfer fluid. The vapor compression circuit element includes at least one layer that includes copolyamide of formula X/10.T/Y, where the structural variables are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Philippe Blondel, Benoît Brule, Eric Gamache, Estelle Meurice Pierrat
  • Publication number: 20200172670
    Abstract: A part including polyetherketoneketone, in which the polyetherketoneketone is at least partially crystalline and in which at least 50% by weight of the crystalline polyetherketoneketone is of form 1. Also a process for the manufacture of such a part, the process including the provision of polyetherketoneketone; the shaping of the polyetherketoneketone and the at least partial crystallization of the polyetherketoneketone in the form 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoît BRULE, Nadine DECRAEMER, Ilias ILIOPOULOS
  • Publication number: 20200164546
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to improved poly(arylene ether ketone) powders for use in laser sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Angelo PEDICINI, Bruce CLAY, Benoit BRULE
  • Publication number: 20200101689
    Abstract: A tubular structure for transporting heat transfer fluid including at least: i) a layer (1) in contact with the fluid including at least one thermoplastic polymer P1 that is semicrystalline with Tm1 greater than or equal to 160° C., as determined according to the standard 1 1357-3 (2013) or amorphous with Tgl greater than or equal to 100° C., as determined according to the standard 1 1357-2 (2013), said layer (1) containing no fibers, ii) a layer (2) including at least: (a) a thermoplastic polymer P2 that is semicrystalline, in particular a polyamide with Tm2 greater than or equal to 170° C. or amorphous with Tg2 greater than or equal to 100° C., or a polyolefin with Tm greater than 100° C.; (b) optional continuous fibers, the polymer P2 being identical to P1 or different from P1 in which case the polymers P1 and P2 adhere at least partially to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Benoit Brule, Nicolas Dufaure, Estelle Meurice Pierrat
  • Patent number: 10605385
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a layer consisting of a composition comprising a copolyamide of formula X/10.T/Y for transporting a heat transfer fluid in a vapor compression circuit, wherein: X represents either the residues of an aliphatic amino acid comprising between 8 and 18 carbon atoms, or a lactam, or the unit X1.X2 representing the residues resulting from the condensation of an aliphatic diamine comprising between 6 and 18 carbon atoms and a (cyclo)aliphatic diacid comprising between 6 and 18 carbon atoms; 10.T represents the residues resulting from the condensation of a decanediamine and terephthalic acid; and Y represents the residues resulting from the condensation of an aliphatic diamine comprising between 9 and 14 carbon atoms and an aromatic diacid, Y being different from the unit 10.T; the molar proportion of 10.T units being higher than 0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Philippe Blondel, Benoit Brule, Eric Gamache, Estelle Meurice Pierrat
  • Publication number: 20200079984
    Abstract: A wear and friction article, including on at least one of the surfaces thereof a polymeric material comprising: 20 to 100% by weight of at least one polyetherketoneketone (PEKK); 0 to 80% by weight of one or more fillers; and 0 to 20% by weight of one or more additives. Also, the use of such a polymeric material for reducing wear and/or friction at elevated temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoît BRULE, Holger VANDRICH
  • Patent number: 10471677
    Abstract: A tubular structure for transporting heat transfer fluid including at least: i) a layer (1) in contact with the fluid including at least one thermoplastic polymer P1 that is semicrystalline with Tm1 greater than or equal to 160° C., as determined according to the standard 1 1357-3 (2013) or amorphous with Tg1 greater than or equal to 100° C., as determined according to the standard 1 1357-2 (2013), said layer (1) containing no fibers, ii) a layer (2) including at least: (a) a thermoplastic polymer P2 that is semicrystalline, in particular a polyamide with Tm2 greater than or equal to 170° C. or amorphous with Tg2 greater than or equal to 100° C., or a polyolefin with Tm greater than 100° C.; (b) continuous fibers, the polymer P2 being identical to P1 or different from P1 in which case the polymers P1 and P2 adhere at least partially to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Nicolas Dufaure, Estelle Meurice Pierrat
  • Patent number: 10464258
    Abstract: A graft copolymer comprising: a core polymer comprising a crosslinked or non-crosslinked polysaccharide, a plurality of primary graft polymers covalently grafted to the core polymer, a plurality of secondary graft polymers covalently grafted to each primary graft polymer, an injectable dermal aesthetic formulation comprising such a graft copolymer and a method of preparing such a graft copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Nadine Decraemer
  • Publication number: 20190322806
    Abstract: One subject of the present invention is a composition that combines at least one polyamide having at least one MXD entity, MXD denoting meta-xylylenediamine or a mixture of meta-xylylenediamine and of para-xylylenediamine, with a bioresourced reinforcement. The invention also relates to the conversion of these compositions, by injection moulding or extrusion, into objects that have good mechanical properties, said objects corresponding to technical application specifications such as may be found, for example, in the automotive industry, construction, sport and in electrical or electronic fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoit BRULE, Philippe BUSSI, Gilles HOCHSTETTER, Guillaume LE, Barbara RAMFEL
  • Publication number: 20190264045
    Abstract: Provided is a composition suitable for a process of building a three-dimensional object layer-by-layer by electromagnetic radiation-generated sintering, including at least one poly(aryl-ether-ketone) (PAEK), where the composition has an aromatic ether content of from 0 and 0.4% by mass, based on the total mass of the composition, and an aluminium mass content of lower than 1000 ppm. The composition may be used in process for building an object comprising sintering the composition with electromagnetic radiation. The present invention also includes a three-dimensional object obtained by such a process. A process for preparing the composition is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoît BRULE, Jérôme Amstutz, Guillaume Le, Julien Jouanneau
  • Publication number: 20190241739
    Abstract: The use of circular-section glass fibres in a mixture including at least one MXDZ polyamide, obtained from polycondensation of meta-xylylenediamine (MXD), with a C6 to C18 aliphatic (Z) dicarboxylic acid, and at least one aliphatic polyamide A obtained from the polycondensation of a unit selected from: a C6 to C12 lactam, a C6 to C12 amino acid, and an XY unit obtained from the polycondensation of a C4 to C18 aliphatic diamine (X), and a C6 to C18 aliphatic dicarboxylic acid (Y), circular-section glass fibres and optionally at least one impact modifier and/or at least one additive, said circular-section glass fibres and said mixture constituting a composition, said circular-section glass fibres being present from 30 to 75% by weight and with respect to the total weight of the composition, to improve the mechanical properties of said composition, including elongation at break, after processing, in particular by injection or compression moulding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoît BRULE, Antoine BREUIL, Hao WANG, Xiong YAO
  • Publication number: 20190241738
    Abstract: The use of at least one MXDZ polyamide, obtained from the polycondensation of meta-xylylenediamine (MXD), with a C6 to C18 aliphatic (Z) dicarboxylic acid, in particular C6 to C12, in a mixture including at least one aliphatic polyamide A obtained from the polycondensation of a unit selected from: a C6 to C12 lactam, a C6 to C12amino acid, and an XY unit obtained from the polycondensation of a C4 to C18, aliphatic diamine (X), especially C4 to C12, and a C6 to C18 aliphatic dicarboxylic acid (Y), especially C6 to C12, circular-section glass fibres and optionally at least one impact modifier and/or at least one additive, said at least one MXDZ polyamide and said mixture constituting a composition, and the MXDZ/A weight ratio being from 0.11 to 0.83, in particular from 0.11 to 0.66, to limit the warping of said composition during processing, in particular by injection or compression moulding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît BRULE, Antoine BREUIL, Hao WANG, Xiong YAO
  • Publication number: 20190240899
    Abstract: A graft copolymer comprising: a core polymer comprising a crosslinked or non-crosslinked polysaccharide, a plurality of primary graft polymers covalently grafted to the core polymer, a plurality of secondary graft polymers covalently grafted to each primary graft polymer, an injectable dermal aesthetic formulation comprising such a graft copolymer and a method of preparing such a graft copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Nadine Decraemer
  • Patent number: 10358527
    Abstract: One subject of the present invention is a composition that combines at least one polyamide having at least one MXD entity, MXD denoting meta-xylylenediamine or a mixture of meta-xylylenediamine and of para-xylylenediamine, with a bioresourced reinforcement. The invention also relates to the conversion of these compositions, by injection molding or extrusion, into objects that have good mechanical properties, said objects corresponding to technical application specifications such as may be found, for example, in the automotive industry, construction, sport and in electrical or electronic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoit Brule, Philippe Bussi, Gilles Hochstetter, Guillaume Le, Barbara Ramfel
  • Publication number: 20190203044
    Abstract: A composition based on poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) including poly(ether ketone ketone) (PEKK), wherein the poly(ether ketone ketone) (PEKK) includes a mixture of terephthalic and isophthalic units, the percentage by weight of terephthalic units, with respect to the sum of the terephthalic and isophthalic units, being between 55 and 85%, limits included, and preferably between 55 and 70%, the composition including between 1 and 40%, limits included, preferably between 5 and 40% and more preferably still between 10 and 30% by weight of PEKK, with respect to the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît BRULE, Richard AUDRY, Jerome PASCAL