Patents by Inventor Sam Samuels

Sam Samuels 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: 20070154694
    Abstract: The present invention provides for certain multilayer polymeric laminates and high strength laminates produced therefrom. The multilayer polymeric laminates provide improved acoustic barrier properties of the high strength laminates of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Sam Samuels, Richard Hayes
  • Publication number: 20070122633
    Abstract: The present invention is a polymeric resin composition having improved toughness, suitable for use in transparent glazing, comprising an at least partially neutralized ethylene acid copolymer metal carboxylate resin, wherein the metal carboxylate consists essentially of zinc metal counter-ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Pesek, Sam Samuels, Charles Smith, Robert Cadwallader, Richard Hayes
  • Publication number: 20070092706
    Abstract: The invention describes a polymeric sheet that has at least one layer that comprises an ionomer or ionomer blend that incorporates a partially neutralized alpha, beta-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid component and is useful in glass laminate applications. The ionomer or ionomer blend contains one or more monovalent metal ions in an amount ranging from about 1 to about 60%, preferably about 10 to about 55%, and more preferably about 15 to about 50%, and one or more polyvalent metal ions in an amount ranging from about 40 to about 99%, preferably about 45 to about 90%, and more preferably about 50 to about 85%. This ratio range of monovalent and polyvalent metal neutralization ions provides synergistically greater adhesion to glass than found for either the monovalent or the polyvalent metal neutralization ions alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Pesek, Sam Samuels, Charles Smith, Stephen Bennison, Richard Hayes
  • Publication number: 20060182983
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved polymeric resin composition comprising or consisting essentially of from about 70 wt % to about 79 wt % units derived from ethylene and from about 21 wt % to about 30 wt % units derived from an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having from 3 to 8 carbons. Resins of the present invention are particularly suitable for preparing transparent laminates useful as glazing elements that provide a greater measure of safety than non-laminated glazing elements. Laminates of the present invention have 3% haze or less without the addition of amines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: John Paul, C. Smith, Jerrel Anderson, Stephen Bennison, Sam Samuels, Steven Pesek
  • Publication number: 20060094799
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer precursor dispersion for use in making a polymer that is a solid at room temperature and further relates to a method of making same where the dispersion comprises a polymer precursor comprising an addition monomer, a condensation monomer, a prepolymer, or a polymer modifier and 0.01 to 50 weight percent of a micropulp having a volume average length of from 0.01 to 100 micrometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: John Chen, Arnold Frances, Sam Samuels
  • Publication number: 20060093818
    Abstract: A multiple component spunbond web is provided in which the spunbond fibers are polymeric sheath-core fibers with a sheath made of a blend of polyethylene and an acid copolymer and a polyester or polyamide core. The spunbond webs can be thermally bonded have an improved combination of strength, softness, and heat sealability and can be used to prepare multi-layer composite sheets including spunbond-meltblown-spunbond fabrics suitable for use in medical garments and other end uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Vishal Bansal, Sam Samuels
  • Publication number: 20050203253
    Abstract: Disclosed are films, tapes, and melt-spun fibers comprising or prepared from a composition comprising (a) at least one polyamide polymer; and (b) from about 0.1 to 20 weight % of at least one ethylene copolymer such as ethylene/vinyl acetate dipolymers, ethylene/vinyl acetate terpolymers, ethylene/alkyl (meth)acrylate dipolymers, ethylene/alkyl (meth)acrylate terpolymers, functionalized ethylene copolymers, ethylene/acid copolymers, and salts thereof. The films, tapes and fibers exhibit improved tensile properties such as tensile strength and elongation at break compared to nonmodified polyamide compositions. Also disclosed are nonwoven textiles comprising or prepared from the oriented melt-spun fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Chou, Loic Rolland, Sam Samuels, David Walsh
  • Publication number: 20050203232
    Abstract: Disclosed are oriented films, tapes, and melt-spun fibers prepared from compositions comprising (a) at least one polypropylene polymer; and (b) at least one ethylene copolymer such as ethylene/vinyl acetate dipolymers, ethylene/vinyl acetate terpolymers, ethylene/alkyl (meth)acrylate dipolymers, ethylene/alkyl (meth)acrylate terpolymers, functionalized ethylene copolymers, ethylene/acid copolymers, and salts thereof. The films, tapes and fibers exhibit improved tensile properties such as tensile strength and elongation at break compared to nonmodified polypropylene compositions. Also disclosed are woven, nonwoven and knitted textiles prepared from the oriented melt-spun fibers described, and methods for producing slit film fibers of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Loic Rolland, Sam Samuels, Hwee Thai
  • Publication number: 20050176868
    Abstract: Adhesives comprising up to about 40 wt % of an ionomer can be applied at low temperatures and exhibit good bond strength. The adhesives are particularly useful as elastic attachment adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Qiwei He, Michael Harwell, Ju-ming Hung, kenneth Martin, Tahir Iqbal, Sam Samuels
  • Publication number: 20050112372
    Abstract: Disclosed are films, tapes, and melt-spun fibers prepared from a composition comprising (a) at least one polyester polymer and (b) from about 1 to 30 weight % of at least one ethylene copolymer such as ethylene/vinyl acetate dipolymers, ethylene/vinyl acetate terpolymers, ethylene/alkyl (meth)acrylate dipolymers, ethylene/alkyl (meth)acrylate terpolymers, functionalized ethylene copolymers, ethylene/acid copolymers, and salts thereof. The films, tapes and fibers exhibit improved tensile properties such as tensile strength and elongation at break compared to non-modified polyester compositions. Also disclosed are textiles and articles prepared from the fibers described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Loic Rolland, Sam Samuels
  • Publication number: 20050090633
    Abstract: The present invention is a fluorine containing ethylene copolymer (FCEC) obtained by the copolymerization of ethylene with suitable fluorine-containing comonomer compounds, wherein the fluorine-containing comonomer compound is present at a concentration of up to 40% by weight, based on the total weight of the ethylene copolymer. FCEC described herein can be useful in a variety of applications, for example: as a release resin in low surface energy release films; as melt blown fibers; in composite or multilayer structures as a low surface energy outer layer; as microporous membranes; as flashspun plexifilamentary products; and as melt spun fibrous products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Chou, Sam Samuels, Roger Siemionko
  • Publication number: 20050037216
    Abstract: Moisture and gas permeable ionomeric films are described. The films described herein are obtained from blends of ionomers with an organic acid salt in the amount of at least about 5 wt %, and have MVTR greater than films obtained from conventional ionomers. Particularly preferred are the potassium salts of stearic, oleic, isostearic, and isooleic acids. Films comprising a liquid-absorbent ionomer film layer and an impermeable layer are provided. The films are suitable for preparation of tubular casings and shrinkbags, in particular, casings for smoked foodstuffs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2003
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: John Chen, I-Hwa Lee, Sam Samuels
  • Publication number: 20050020172
    Abstract: A multiple component spunbond web is provided in which the spunbond fibers are polymeric sheath-core fibers with a sheath made of a blend of polyethylene and an acid copolymer and a polyester or polyamide core. The spunbond webs can be thermally bonded have an improved combination of strength, softness, and heat sealability and can be used to prepare multi-layer composite sheets including spunbond-meltblown-spunbond fabrics suitable for use in medical garments and other end uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Vishal Bansal, Sam Samuels