Patents by Inventor Nicolas Garois

Nicolas Garois 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: 20180155539
    Abstract: The invention concerns an elastomer composition for a self-supporting insert (1) intended to support a tyre of a wheel of a vehicle, an insert of which at least one layer (3) comprises said composition and a mounted assembly incorporating said insert. The invention applies to a non-pneumatic mounted assembly, in particular for a vehicle with two wheels, in which each of the tyres is permanently supported by said insert, The elastomer composition comprises, principally by mass, a mixture of at least one first thermoplastic elastomer and at least one second thermoplastic elastomer, and said composition is such that said at least one first thermoplastic elastomer is a copolyamide (COPA) and said at least one second thermoplastic elastomer is a thermoplastic styrene (TPS) elastomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Hélène Delaunay, Nicolas Garois, Norbert Gangloff, Paul Nicolle, Natacha Carniol
  • Publication number: 20180094180
    Abstract: The invention relates to a material including a support consisting of a porous composite material including at least one polymer phase forming a binder based on at least one polymer selected from thermoplastic polymers, elastomers, and elastomer thermoplastics, and at least one filler selected from thermally conductive fillers, the pores of the support consisting of the porous composite material being partially or entirely filled with at least one phase-change material. The invention also relates to a method for producing said material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: HUTCHINSON
    Inventors: Arnaud PREBE, Bruno DUFOUR, Fabrice CHOPARD, Nicolas GAROIS, Philippe SONNTAG
  • Patent number: 9605115
    Abstract: A process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition having a continuous phase based on a thermoplastic polymer and dispersed therein is a discontinuous phase based on a reactive reinforcing agent that may be immiscible with the thermoplastic polymer is provided. A composition obtained by this process is also provided. The reinforcing agent is selected from the group consisting of epoxy resins, polyorganosiloxanes having SiH functional group(s), diisocyanates or polyisocyanates and mixtures thereof, comprises a grafting, a branching and/or a crosslinking, that are carried out in situ, by reactive compounding of these phases with a shear rate greater than 102 s?1, of the reinforcing agent onto the chain of the thermoplastic polymer, so that the discontinuous phase is dispersed homogeneously in the continuous phase in the form of nodules having a number-average size of less than 5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Gregory Martin, Matthieu Vatan, Jacques Drouvroy
  • Publication number: 20160340476
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polymeric composition for forming a lithium-ion or sodium-ion battery electrode or a supercapacitor electrode or for exhibiting magnetic properties, to such a polymeric composition obtained by means of this process, to a mixture which is a precursor of the composition, obtained by means of a first mixing step of the process, and to this electrode. The process for preparing this composition comprises: a) hot-mixing, via the melt process and without solvent, at least one active material, a binder-forming polymeric phase and a sacrificial polymeric phase so as to obtain a mixture, and b) at least partially eliminating said sacrificial polymeric phase so as to obtain said composition which comprises the active material(s) according to a weight fraction greater than 80%. The sacrificial phase is used in step a) according to a weight fraction in the mixture being greater than or equal to 15%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Philippe SONNTAG, David AYME-PERROT, Bruno DUFOUR, Arnaud PREBE, Nicolas GAROIS
  • Publication number: 20160311386
    Abstract: An element of an engine compartment of a motor vehicle and a method of protecting this element against chemical attacks by a metal halide is described. The element has at least one external layer of a wall having a thermoplastic composition based on polyamide. The thermoplastic composition is based on at least one polyamide that has at least one polymer chain with two ends comprising functional end groups. The at least one polyamide is selected from the group consisting of PA 6, PA 6.6 and mixtures thereof and the composition comprises the product of the reaction, preferably by reactive extrusion, of at least one bifunctional or multifunctional chain extender compound with at least one part of the functional groups. The element is capable of resisting prolonged contact with a metal halide of an alkaline, alkaline-earth or transition metal without breaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: HUTCHINSON
    Inventors: Baptiste Voillequin, Katerina Kirkorian, Matthieu Vatan, Nicolas Garois
  • Publication number: 20150025197
    Abstract: A process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition having a continuous phase based on a thermoplastic polymer and dispersed therein is a discontinuous phase based on a reactive reinforcing agent that may be immiscible with the thermoplastic polymer is provided. A composition obtained by this process is also provided. The reinforcing agent is selected from the group consisting of epoxy resins, polyorganosiloxanes having SiH functional group(s), diisocyanates or polyisocyanates and mixtures thereof, comprises a grafting, a branching and/or a crosslinking, that are carried out in situ, by reactive compounding of these phases with a shear rate greater than 102 s?1, of the reinforcing agent onto the chain of the thermoplastic polymer, so that the discontinuous phase is dispersed homogeneously in the continuous phase in the form of nodules having a number-average size of less than 5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Gregory Martin, Matthieu Vatan, Jacques Drouvroy
  • Patent number: 8784711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition having a continuous phase which is based on at least one thermoplastic polymer and dispersed in which is a discontinuous phase based on at least one reactive reinforcing agent that may be immiscible with said at least one thermoplastic polymer, and also to a composition obtained by this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Grégory Martin, Matthieu Vatan, Jacques Drouvroy
  • Patent number: 8648145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic elastomer vulcanizate having two respectively thermoplastic and liquid silicone elastomer phases, and the preparation process thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Satha Hong, Grégory Martin, David Galpin
  • Publication number: 20120035324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition having a continuous phase which is based on at least one thermoplastic polymer and dispersed in which is a discontinuous phase based on at least one reactive reinforcing agent that may be immiscible with said at least one thermoplastic polymer, and also to a composition obtained by this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: HUTCHINSON
    Inventors: Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Grégory Martin, Matthieu Vatan, Jacques Drouvroy
  • Publication number: 20110281984
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic elastomer vulcanizate having two respectively thermoplastic and liquid silicone elastomer phases, and the preparation process thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Satha Hong, Grégory Martin, David Galpin
  • Patent number: 7851553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least two incompatible thermoplastic polymers and at least one compatibilizer, to a method of preparing this composition, and to the use of said composition for the manufacture of thermoplastic articles or semi-finished products having, in particular, improved mechanical properties. A composition according to the invention is such that said polymeric compatibilizer includes at least two groups of polar and apolar units compatible with the respectively polymers, and it is characterized in that it comprises the product of a hot compounding reaction, in the presence of a crosslinking system, of said compatibilizer in the crosslinkable state with said thermoplastic polymers, in such a way that only said compatibilizer is crosslinked in said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Logan Bouchereau
  • Publication number: 20100021513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cellular substance, the method of preparation and uses thereof, in particular as an absorbent substance, and in particular for the manufacture of sponges and other products for household use. The cellular substance of the invention comprises a mixture of fibers of a hydrophilic polymer, and at least one elastomer, and has a cellular structure formed by cells whose size is between 0.2 ?m and 10 mm, at least 1% of the cells, by volume as compared to the total cell volume, having a size of between 0.2 ?m and 10 ?m. The invention has application, particularly, in the area of absorbent products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: HUTCHINSON
    Inventors: Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Natacha Carniol
  • Publication number: 20070208135
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cross-linked composition comprising at least one elastomer and at least one triblock block sequenced copolymer. The Invention also relates to a method for obtaining one such composition based on a system and a suitably selected crosslinking temperature. According to a preferred embodiment of the invention, the cross-linked composition can be transformed as a thermoplastic material. The inventive composition can be used in various applications, especially for producing conduits for the transfer of fluids, seals and insulation linings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Laurent Gervat, Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Adrian Verschave, Logan Bouchereau
  • Publication number: 20070191546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least two incompatible thermoplastic polymers and at least one compatibilizer, to a method of preparing this composition, and to the use of said composition for the manufacture of thermoplastic articles or semi-finished products having, in particular, improved mechanical properties. A composition according to the invention is such that said polymeric compatibilizer includes at least two groups of polar and apolar units compatible with the respectively polymers, and it is characterized in that it comprises the product of a hot compounding reaction, in the presence of a crosslinking system, of said compatibilizer in the crosslinkable state with said thermoplastic polymers, in such a way that only said compatibilizer is crosslinked in said composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Nicolas Garois, Philippe Sonntag, Logan Bouchereau
  • Patent number: 6910507
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use of a material comprising at least a crosslinkable elastomer selected from the group consisting of butyl rubber, halobutyls and brominated isobutylene and para-methylstyrene copolymers, and at least a non-crosslinkable elastomer with low thermal conductivity for thermal insulation, in particular for pipes. The invention also concerns a pipe, and, in particular a submarine oil pipe for great depths, comprising at least a layer of said material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Simon, Nicolas Garois
  • Publication number: 20030150504
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use of a material comprising at least a crosslinkable elastomer selected from the group consisting of butyl rubber, halobutyls and brominated isobutylene and para-methylstyrene copolymers, and at least a non-crosslinkable elastomer with low thermal conductivity for thermal insulation, in particular for pipes. The invention also concerns a pipe, and, in particular a submarine oil pipe for great depths, comprising at least a layer of said material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Simon, Nicolas Garois
  • Patent number: 6346557
    Abstract: The invention concerns a porous material, a method for making same and its applications. Said porous material comprises a mixture of cellulose fibres and at least an elastomer and is characterised in that it has a honeycomb structure having cells with a size ranging between 0.1 and 10 mm, a density of the order of 0.03 to 0.1, water absorbing capacity not less than 750%, and water holding capacity after manual wringing less than 100%. The invention is applicable for making in particular sponges and household goods comprising a spongy element such as brushes and squeegees for cleaning surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Hutchinson S.A.
    Inventors: Gilles Argy, André Cheymol, Nicolas Garois, Jean Terrisse
  • Patent number: 6068026
    Abstract: A thermoplastic and elastomer composite product, in particular a pipe for conveying coolant fluid in a motor vehicle air conditioning circuit, the product comprising an inside layer made of a mixture of a polyamide 6 and at least one modifying agent such as a grafted poly(1,2-vinylbutadiene), a polyoctene, a brominated isobutylene-p-methylstyrene, a silane, or an ethylene and acrylic acid copolymer, and a layer of an elastomer such as a brominated butyl rubber modified by a grafted poly(1,2-vinylbutadiene), a silane, an ethylene and acrylic acid copolymer, or a copolymer of ethylene and of propylene grafted with maleic anhydride, there being total adhesion between the thermoplastic and the elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventor: Nicolas Garois
  • Patent number: 6028142
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a crosslinked elastomer with thermoplastic conversion and to a process for its manufacture. The elastomer with thermoplastic conversion is characterized in that it includes at least one polyoctene and a grafted polyolefin. The invention has numerous industrial applications, especially in the manufacture of insulating and/or leakproofing gaskets and packings as employed for thermal and sound insulation and/or leakproofing against water and moisture, as well as of conduits, tubes, pipes, tubings, couplings and the like for the transfer of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventor: Nicolas Garois
  • Patent number: 5807639
    Abstract: A thermoplastic and elastomer composite product and methods of manufacturing it, e.g. a section member comprising a strength member of thermoplastic including a modifying agent such as a poly(1,2-vinyl butadiene) or an ethylene-propylene grafted with maleic anhydride, a thin layer of elastomer including a modifying agent such as an organo-silane or an ethylene-propylene grafted with maleic anhydride, and a sealing lip of elastomer that does not include modifying agent. The invention provides total adhesion between the thermoplastic and the elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Alain Frappier, Nicolas Garois