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).

  • Publication number: 20220185991
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of flame-retarded parts by powder bed fusion, in which the powder comprises at least one polyamide and at least one flame-retardant agent of cyclic phosphonate ester type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques FLAT, Benoît BRULE, Ornella ZOVI, Jean-Charles DURAND
  • Patent number: 11352467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of thermoplastic starch in the manufacture of an adhesive and ultrathin waterproof-breathable film, said thermoplastic starch being provided in the form of an alloy with hydrophilic TPE comprising at least 10% by weight, preferably at least 20% by weight, preferably at least 30% by weight, preferably at least 40% by weight, preferably at least 50% by weight, of polyethylene glycol (PEG), with regard to the weight of the TPE. This film can be used in a textile product in the medical field, hygiene, luggage, the clothing industry, the garment industry, domestic or household equipment, furniture, fitted carpets, the automobile industry, industry, in particular industrial filtration, agriculture and/or the construction industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Guillaume Le, Perrine Babin, Laurent B. Cartier, Frédéric Malet
  • Publication number: 20220153998
    Abstract: A copolyamide including at least two distinct units A and X1Y of formula A/X1Y, wherein: A is a repeating unit obtained by polycondensation of: at least one C9 to C18 amino acid, or at least one C9 to C18 lactam, or at least one C4-C36 dicarboxylic acid Cb; X1Y is a repeating unit obtained from the polycondensation of at least one C9 to C18 linear aliphatic diamine (X1), and at least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid (Y), to prepare a composition comprising between 35 and 65% of reinforcing fibers, relative to the total weight of the composition, and for which the flexural modulus or tensile modulus, measured after an identical conditioning, does not vary by more than 20% in the temperature range from 20° C. to 40° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Mathieu SABARD, Benoît BRULE, Marie POMMIER DE SANTI, Stefania CASSIANO GASPAR, Damien VITRY, Rui MAO
  • Publication number: 20220145039
    Abstract: A process for the layer-by-layer manufacture of a three-dimensional object by sintering of a powder based on PAEK(s) with electromagnetic radiation, wherein the powder includes at least one PAEK and at least one phosphate, said powder being, at least in part, a recycled powder. The recycled powder is obtainable by continuous or discontinuous heating, over a period of at least six hours, of a powder of the same composition at a constant or nonconstant temperature, strictly between the glass transition temperature, Tg, and the melting temperature, Tm, of the powder. Also, an article obtained by this process and to uses of phosphate(s) in compositions based on PAEK(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Guillaume LE, Benoît BRULE, Christophe CAREMIAUX
  • Publication number: 20220082186
    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: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Philippe Blondel, Benoît Brule, Eric Gamache, Estelle Meurice Pierrat
  • Patent number: 11209105
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Philippe Blondel, Benoît Brule, Eric Gamache, Estelle Meurice Pierrat
  • Publication number: 20210283804
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for heat treating powders of semi-crystalline or crystallizable polymers. The apparatus includes a heating device for heating the powder to a temperature that is less than the melting temperature of a highest melting crystalline form of the powder, a vessel containing the powder that is exposed to heat produced by the heating device, and a mechanism for moving the vessel to cause the powder within the vessel to move with respect to the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Denis HUZE, Benoit BRULE, Nadine DECRAEMER, Jerome PASCAL, Bruce CLAY
  • Publication number: 20210222009
    Abstract: A polymer blend, including: (i) a poly(aryl ether ketone); (ii) a polysiloxane; and (iii) a block copolymer containing polysiloxane blocks. A process for manufacturing the polymer blend, the use of the polymer blend for the manufacture of parts, notably in the petroleum, cabling, aeronautical, motor vehicle, electronics, electrotechnical, composite, additive manufacturing and medical device sectors and also a part at least partially manufactured from said blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Clément PAUL, Philippe BUSSI, Benoit BRULE
  • Publication number: 20210171709
    Abstract: The invention relates to a poly(aryl-ether-ketone) (PAEK) powder, for use in a method for building objects layer-by-layer by electromagnetic radiation-generated sintering, said powder being characterized in that it is obtained from a thermal pretreatment at a temperature comprised between 260° C. and 290° C., preferably between 280° C. and 290° C., and in that it has a melting temperature which is stable, at the build temperature, and below or equal to 330° C., preferably below or equal to 320° C., and more preferably below or equal to 310° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoît BRULE, Jérome Pascal
  • Patent number: 11015071
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Jérôme Amstutz, Guillaume Le, Julien Jouanneau
  • Patent number: 11008492
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Holger Vandrich
  • Publication number: 20210130557
    Abstract: The invention is targeted mainly at a process for the preparation of a semifinished product comprising a PAEK-based resin and reinforcing fibers, comprising the stages of: a. preparation of a dispersion comprising a PAEK-based resin in the pulverulent form dispersed in an aqueous phase comprising a surfactant; b. bringing the reinforcing fibers into contact with said aqueous dispersion; c. drying the fibers impregnated with dispersion; and d. heating the impregnated fibers to a temperature sufficient for the melting of the resin, so as to form a semifinished product, characterized in that the surfactant is a thermally stable surfactant. It is furthermore targeted at the dispersion of use in said process. Finally, it is targeted at the semifinished products capable of being obtained and also at their use in the manufacture of composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoît BRULE, Henri-Alexandre CAYZAC, Guillaume LE, Jerome PASCAL, Fabien SGUERRA
  • Publication number: 20210115277
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Poly(aryl-ether-ketone) (PAEK) composition, useful in a process for building a three-dimensional object layer by layer by electromagnetic radiation-generated sintering, said composition being characterized in that it has an aromatic ether content comprised between 0 and 0.4% by mass and an aluminium mass content lower than 1000 ppm, preferably lower than 600 ppm and more preferably lower than 500 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Jérôme Amstutz, Guillaume Le, Julien Jouanneau
  • Patent number: 10914409
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Philippe Blondel, Benoît Brule, Eric Gamache, Estelle Meurice Pierrat
  • Patent number: 10882215
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to improved poly(arylene ether ketone) powders for use in laser sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo Pedicini, Bruce Clay, Benoit Brule
  • Publication number: 20200377654
    Abstract: The use of PEKK for lowering the CO2 and H2S permeability of a part intended to enter into contact with a petroleum effluent. Also, a pipe for transporting a petroleum effluent, including a layer intended to be in contact with the petroleum effluent, wherein the layer intended to be in contact with the petroleum effluent comprises PEKK and has a CO2 permeability at 130° C. of less than 10?8 cm3, for a thickness of 1 cm and a surface area of 1 cm2 and per second and bar of CO2 pressure and/or an H2S permeability at 130° C. of less than 10?8 cm3 for a thickness of 1 cm and a surface area of 1 cm2 and per second and bar of H2S pressure, the amount of CO2 and H2S being measured by GC, respectively. Lastly, a number of methods for manufacturing such a pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Philippe BUSSI, Benoît BRULE, Clément PAUL
  • Patent number: 10850429
    Abstract: Process for densification of a poly(arylene ether ketone) (PAEK) powder or of a mixture of poly(arylene ether ketone) (PAEK) powders, the process being mixing the powder or the mixture of powders, in a mixer equipped with a rotary stirrer including at least one blade, for a period of between 30 minutes and 120 minutes, preferably of between 30 and 60 minutes, at a blade-tip speed of between 30 m/s and 70 m/s, preferably of between 40 and 50 m/s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoit Brule, Denis Huze, Nadine Decraemer, Jerome Pascal
  • 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