Patents by Inventor Ricardo Balloni

Ricardo Balloni 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: 5057177
    Abstract: A polymer film laminate is provided having improved machinability on modern high speed belt drive machines, particularly when these machines are set up to form lap back seals. A method of assembling such a film is also provided. The film includes an outside web having an upper surface layer containing a silicon oil. This laminating web can be used with virtually any co-laminate, metallized or not, which is bonded thereto with an adhesive. Upon winding the composite film laminate upon a core, silicone oil is transferred to the inside surface of the laminate, thus providing an inside coefficient friction which is about equal to or less than the outside coefficient of friction. Hot slip properties are also improved upon such transfer. The outside and inside webs are independently formed, which allows the inside web to include coatings or film layers which are not ordinarily usable in a silicone oil-containing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Ricardo Balloni, A. Michael Nahmias
  • Patent number: 4961992
    Abstract: A polymer film laminate is provided having improved machinability on modern high speed belt drive machines, particularly when these machines are set up to form lap back seals. A method of assembling such a film is also provided. The film includes an outside web having an upper surface layer containing a silicone oil. This laminating web can be used with virtually any co-laminate, metallized or not, which is bonded thereto with an adhesive. Upon winding the composite film laminate upon a core, silicone oil is transferred to the inside surface of the laminate, thus providing an inside coefficient friction which is about equal to or less than the outside coefficient of friction. Hot slip properties are also improved upon such transfer. The outside and inside webs are independently formed, which allows the inside web to include coatings or film layers which are not ordinarily usable in a silicone oil-containing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Ricardo Balloni, A. Michael Nahmias
  • Patent number: 4956232
    Abstract: Multi-layer, heat-sealable polypropylene films are disclosed which possess good coefficient of friction, and thus good machinability, and which are also capable of forming good bonds with water based adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Ricardo Balloni, Kevin M. Donovan, Jay K. Keung
  • Patent number: 4888237
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a metallized polymeric film to provide a structure possessing high metal-to-film adhesion and little, if any, tendency toward metal fracture is disclosed. In one embodiment of the process, at least one polyolefin layer is provided to a film which includes a substantially isotactic polymer having a degree of atacticity of no more than about 6%. The isotactic component is preferably polypropylene homopolymer. Other components include up to about 34% of an adhesive-promoting component which can be a C.sub.2 -C.sub.4 polymer, including homo-, co-, and terpolymers having C.sub.2 -C.sub.4 carbon chains, and a second isotactic polymer having a degree of atacticity of from about 6% to about 15%. The surface of the polyolefin layer is subjected to flame treatment followed by vacuum metallization of this surface (preferably with aluminum).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Ricardo Balloni, Jay K. Keung, Eldridge M. Mount, III
  • Patent number: 4692379
    Abstract: An oriented, heat sealable polymer film laminate possessing a low coefficient of friction, good receptivity for water-based coatings and good optical clarity and a method for manufacturing such a laminate are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Jay K. Keung, Kevin M. Donovan, Ricardo Balloni
  • Patent number: 4659612
    Abstract: An oriented, polymer film laminate possessing a low coefficient of friction, good receptivity for water-based coatings and good optical clarity and a method for manufacturing such a laminate are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Ricardo Balloni, Kevin M. Donovan, Jay K. Keung