Patents by Inventor Francis Costa

Francis Costa 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: 20220306834
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a polyolefin composition comprising carbon black which shows fluorescence when irradiated with UV light. The polyolefin composition of the present invention comprises a polyolefin, carbon black in an amount of 0.25 to 1.0 wt %, an optical brightener in an amount of 0.001 to 0.1 wt %, and a UV agent. The present invention is further directed to a molded article comprising the polyolefin composition of the present invention. The present invention is further directed to a wire or cable comprising an outer layer comprising the polyolefin composition of the present invention. Finally, the present invention is directed to a method for detection of a polyolefin composition by UV light and to a method for detection of a molded article or a wire or cable by UV light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Bhawna Kulshreshtha, Denis Yalalov, Francis Costa
  • Publication number: 20220251329
    Abstract: A polyolefin composition for use as an outer layer of a cable is described, wherein the polyolefin composition comprises a multimodal olefin copolymer and carbon black and UV agent; wherein the multimodal olefin copolymer has density of 0.915-0.960 g/cm3, MFR2 of 0.1-10 g/10 min, wherein carbon black in the polyolefin composition is present in an amount of 0.25-1 wt %, and wherein the polyolefin composition has shrinkage of 1% or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Bhawna Kulshreshtha, Denis Yalalov, Francis Costa, Fredrik Bergfors
  • Publication number: 20220129118
    Abstract: A method involves identifying state views of a stateful widget container in a design tool having a canvas design context and an all-states view design context, each state view of the stateful widget container being associated with a unique state of the stateful widget container. A first state view of the stateful widget container is displayed in the canvas design context, no other state view of the stateful widget container being displayed concurrently in the canvas design context. The state views of the stateful widget container are displayed concurrently in the all-states view design context, an internal widget layout of each state view corresponding to that displayed in the canvas design context. A first user input is received at a first interactive widget within the stateful widget container in the all-states view design context, the first interactive widget being associated with the first state view of the stateful widget container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Axure Software Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Hsu, Martin Smith, Rachel Lauren Brown, Cass Crockatt, Francis Costa, Robert Gourley
  • Patent number: 11192349
    Abstract: The invention is a polymer composition for film layer comprising less than 50 wt % of a copolymer of ethylene with silane group(s) containing units and at least 50 wt % of a thermoplastic polyolefine free from silane group(s) wherein the polymer composition has creep of less than 1 mm at 90° C., and an adhesion above 20 N/cm. The invention relates to a laminated article with at least one film layer of the polymer composition and a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jeroen Oderkerk, Bert Broeders, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Girish Suresh Galgali, Stefan Hellstrom, Mattias Bergqvist, Bart Verheule, Kristina Akyuz-Karlsson, Urban Andreasson, Francis Costa, Anh Tuan Tran
  • Patent number: 11180619
    Abstract: A polymer composition with a polymer of ethylene with a comonomer with silane group(s) containing units and an additive that is an organic compound with at least one amine moiety that has a gel content less than 10 wt % after 7 days at ambient conditions and a gel content of at least 15 wt % gel content after 14 days at 100° C. The film can be used in a laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Francis Costa, Mattias Bergqvist, Stefan Hellstrom, Bert Broeders, Girish Suresh Galgali, Tanja Piel, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bart Verheule, Jeroen Oderkerk
  • Publication number: 20210238385
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a polyolefin composition comprising carbon black which shows fluorescence when irradiated with UV light. The polyolefin composition of the present invention comprises a polyolefin, carbon black in an amount of 0.25 to 1.0 wt %, an optical brightener in an amount of 0.001 to 0.1 wt %, and a UV agent. The present invention is further directed to a molded article comprising the polyolefin composition of the present invention. The present invention is further directed to a wire or cable comprising an outer layer comprising the polyolefin composition of the present invention. Finally, the present invention is directed to a method for detection of a polyolefin composition by UV light and to a method for detection of a molded article or a wire or cable by UV light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Bhawna Kulshreshtha, Denis Yalalov, Francis Costa
  • Publication number: 20210214533
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a polyolefin composition which provides improved contrast of laser marks. It is suitable for many applications where precise marking of a molded article made of a polyolefin composition is required, e.g. as outer layer of a wire or cable or in automotive applications. The polyolefin composition of the present invention comprises a polyolefin, carbon black in an amount of 0.25 to 1.0 wt % and an optical brightener in an amount of 0.001 to 0.1 wt %. The present invention is further directed to a molded article comprising the polyolefin composition of the present invention. Further on, the present invention is directed to the use of the polyolefin composition of the present invention as an outer layer of a cable. Finally, the present invention is directed to a method of inducing print on a molded article by laser printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Bhawna KULSHRESHTHA, Denis YALALOV, Francis COSTA
  • Publication number: 20210114352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer element (LE) and to a multilayer laminated glass layer element (GLE2), the use of the multilayer element (LE) and the multilayer laminated glass layer element (GLE2) for producing an article, an article comprising multilayer element (LE) or multilayer laminated glass layer element (GLE2), a layer element of at least two layers, the use of the polymer composition of the invention to produce a multilayer element (LE) or a multilayer laminated glass layer element (GLE2), as well as to a process for producing the multilayer element (LE) and an article thereof, as well as to a process for producing the multilayer laminated glass layer element (GLE2) and an article thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jeroen ODERKERK, Denis YALALOV, Qizheng DOU, Francis COSTA
  • Publication number: 20210023822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer element (LE), the use of the multilayer element (LE) for producing an article, an article comprising multilayer element (LE), a layer element of at least two layers, the use of the polymer composition of the invention to produce a multilayer element, as well as to a process for producing the multilayer element (LE) and an article thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jeroen Oderkerk, Denis Yalalov, Qizheng Dou, Francis Costa
  • Publication number: 20210023831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lamination process for producing a multilayer laminate, preferably to a lamination process for producing a photovoltaic (PV) module, and to a PV module laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Hellstrom, Francis Costa, Jeroen Oderkerk, Bert Broeders
  • Publication number: 20200290331
    Abstract: The invention is a polymer composition for film layer comprising less than 50 wt % of a copolymer of ethylene with silane group(s) containing units and at least 50 wt % of a thermoplastic polyolefine free from silane group(s) wherein the polymer composition has creep of less than 1 mm at 90° C., and an adhesion above 20 N/cm. The invention relates to a laminated article with at least one film layer of the polymer composition and a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jeroen Oderkerk, Bert Broeders, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Girish Suresh Galgali, Stefan Hellstrom, Mattias Bergqvist, Bart Verheule, Kristina Akyuz-Karlsson, Urban Andreasson, Francis Costa, Anh Tuan Tran
  • Patent number: 10688765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lamination process for producing a multilayer laminate which comprises a one or more substrate element(s) and one or more polymeric layer element(s), preferably to a lamination process for producing a photovoltaic (PV) module, and to a PV module laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jeroen Oderkerk, Francis Costa, Girish Suresh Galgali, Bert Broeders, Mattias Bergqvist
  • Publication number: 20200181376
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition, to an article comprising the polymer composition, preferably to an article which is a photovoltaic (PV) module comprising at least one layer element (LE) comprising the polymer composition and to a process for producing said article, preferably said photovoltaic (PV) module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Hellstrom, Francis Costa, Bert Broeders, Girish Suresh Galgali
  • Publication number: 20200098941
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition, to an article comprising the polymer composition, preferably to an article which is a photovoltaic (PV) module comprising at least one layer element (LE) comprising the polymer composition and to a process for producing said article, preferably said photovoltaic (PV) module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Hellstrom, Francis Costa, Bert Broeders
  • Publication number: 20200009839
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer element (LE), the use of the multilayer element (LE) for producing an article, an article comprising multilayer element (LE), a layer element of at least two layers, the use of the polymer composition of the invention to produce a multilayer element, as well as to a process for producing the multilayer element (LE) and an article thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Anh Tuan Tran, Jeroen Oderkerk, Francis Costa, Leonardus Welzen, Udo Wahner, Denis Yalalov, Qizheng Dou
  • Publication number: 20190375905
    Abstract: A polymer composition with a polymer of ethylene with a comonomer with silane group(s) containing units and an additive that is an organic compound with at least one amine moiety that has a gel content less than 10 wt % after 7 days at ambient conditions and a gel content of at least 15 wt % gel content after 14 days at 100° C. The film can be used in a laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Francis Costa, Mattias Bergqvist, Stefan Hellstrom, Bert Broeders, Girish Suresh Galgali, Tanja Piel, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bart Verheule, Jeroen Oderkerk
  • Patent number: 10505060
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition, to a layer element, preferably to at least one layer element of a photovoltaic module, comprising the polymer composition and to an article which is preferably said at least one layer of a layer element, preferably of a layer element of a photovoltaic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jeroen Oderkerk, Francis Costa, Bart Verheule, Tanja Piel, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bert Broeders, Stefan Hellstrom, Mattias Bergqvist, Girish Suresh Galgali
  • Publication number: 20190305161
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layer element (L) comprising an ethylene polymer (a), to a multilayer assembly, preferably a photovoltaic multilayer assembly, comprising the layer element (L) of the invention, to an article comprising the layer element (L), preferably comprising a multilayer laminate comprising the layer element (L), more preferably a multilayer laminate of a photovoltaic (PV) module comprising the layer element (L) of the invention, to use of said layer element (L) for producing an article, preferably a photovoltaic module (PV), as well as to a process for producing an article, preferably a photovoltaic module, of the invention comprising the layer element (L).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Francis Costa, Stefan Hellstrom
  • Publication number: 20190217591
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lamination process for producing a multilayer laminate which comprises a one or more substrate element(s) and one or more polymeric layer element(s), preferably to a lamination process for producing a photovoltaic (PV) module,and to a PV module laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jeroen Oderkerk, Francis Costa, Girish Suresh Galgali, Bert Broeders, Mattias Bergqvist
  • Patent number: 10329362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition, to a layer element, preferably to at least one layer element of a photovoltaic module, comprising the polymer composition and to an article which is preferably said at least one layer of a layer element, preferably of a layer element of a photovoltaic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Francis Costa, Mattias Berqvist, Stefan Hellstrom, Bert Broeders, Girish Suresh Galgali, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Tanja Piel, Bart Verheule, Jeroen Oderkerk