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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190067503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photovoltaic (PV) module and to a lamination process for producing said PV module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jeroen Oderkerk, Francis Costa, Bert Broeders, Girish Suresh Galgali, Stefan Hellstrom
  • Publication number: 20180240924
    Abstract: The invention relates to a backsheet element for a photovoltaic module comprising at least one layer, which comprises a crosslinked polymer composition, which comprises a polymer of ethylene, to a photovoltaic module comprising at least one photovoltaic element and the backsheet element of the invention and to the use of the crosslinked polymer composition for producing at least one layer of a backsheet element of the invention for a photovoltaic module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Hellstrom, Martina Sandholzer, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Urban Andreasson, Francis Costa, Girish Suresh Galgali
  • Publication number: 20170283566
    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: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Francis Costa, Mattias Bergqvist, Stefan Hellstrom, Bert Broeders, Girish Suresh Galgali, Tanja Piel, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bart Verheule, Jeroen Oderkerk
  • Publication number: 20170243996
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Jeroen Oderkerk, Francis Costa, Bart Verheule, Tanja Piel, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bert Broeders, Stefan Hellstrom, Mattias Bergqvist, Girish Suresh Galgali
  • Publication number: 20170240670
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Francis Costa, Mattias Berqvist, Stefan Hellstrom, Bert Broeders, Girish Suresh Galgali, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Tanja Piel, Bart Verheule, Jeroen Oderkerk
  • Publication number: 20170240671
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Francis Costa, Mattias Berqvist, Stefan Hellstrom, Bert Broeders, Girish Suresh Galgali, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Tanja Piel, Bart Verheule, Jeroen Oderkerk
  • Publication number: 20170240672
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Francis Costa, Mattias Berqvist, Stefan Hellstrom, Bert Broeders, Girish Suresh Galgali, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Tanja Piel, Bart Verheule, Jeroen Oderkerk
  • Patent number: 9543056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductive polyolefin composition comprising graphene nanoplatelets. It also relates to a semiconductive polyolefin composition comprising the combination of graphene nanoplatelets and carbon black. Moreover, the present invention is related to a process for producing the semiconductive polyolefin composition as well to the use of the semiconductive polyolefin composition in a power cable. Further, the invention is also related to an article, preferably a power cable comprising at least one semiconductive layer comprising said polyolefin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Christer Svanberg, Tung Pham, Muhammad Ali Malik, Francis Costa, Yi Liu, Takashi Uematsu, Thomas Gkourmpis
  • Publication number: 20150090671
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of an acid scavenger to increase the resistance of a polyolefin composition against disinfectant containing water. The present invention further relates to a method for transporting water containing a disinfectant comprising the step of conveying the water through a pipe comprising a polyolefin composition, the polyolefin composition comprising an acid scavenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hjertberg, Jeroen Oderkerk, Francis Costa, Anh Tuan Tran
  • Publication number: 20130037759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductive polyolefin composition comprising graphene nanoplatelets. It also relates to a semiconductive polyolefin composition comprising the combination of graphene nanoplatelets and carbon black. Moreover, the present invention is related to a process for producing the semiconductive polyolefin composition as well to the use of the semiconductive polyolefin composition in a power cable. Further, the invention is also related to an article, preferably a power cable comprising at least one semiconductive layer comprising said polyolefin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Christer Svanberg, Tung Pham, Muhammad Ali Malik, Francis Costa, Yi Liu, Takashi Uematsu, Thomas Gkourmpis