Patents by Inventor Yves M. Trouilhet

Yves M. Trouilhet 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: 20180264787
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer biaxially oriented sheet- or tube-type food casing or food packaging film comprising in order from outside to inside an outside surface layer preferably comprising polyester; a gas barrier layer preferably comprising ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer positioned so that at least 60% of the total film thickness is to the inside of the gas barrier layer with respect to a package prepared from the film; an optionally shrinkable forming layer comprising polyolefins or ethylene copolymers; and an inside surface layer comprising polyethylene homopolymer or an ethylene alkyl (meth)acrylic acid copolymer or ionomer thereof. The casing or film can be produced by a blown film process and biaxially oriented by a triple-bubble process or by cast film process and biaxially oriented by a tenter frame process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Karlheinz Hausmann, Yves M. Trouilhet, Camille Olry, Heiko E. Schenck
  • Patent number: 9783352
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer film structure, comprising, in order, a puncture resistant layer comprising at least one cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) and at least one ionomer or polyolefin, a tie layer and a sealant layer. The structure can be coextruded and can be prepared using a triple bubble process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karlheinz Hausmann, Yves M Trouilhet
  • Publication number: 20140370278
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer film structure, comprising, in order, a puncture resistant layer comprising at least one cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) and at least one ionomer or polyolefin, a tie layer and a sealant layer. The structure can be coextruded and can be prepared using a triple bubble process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Karlheinz Hausmann, Yves M Trouilhet
  • Publication number: 20140113142
    Abstract: A coextruded multilayer structure which can be oriented and a process therefor are disclosed in which the structure comprises a poly(hydroxyalkanoic acid) polymer (PHA) composition layer, a tie layer, and a sealant layer and the process comprises, consists essentially of, or consists of coextruding a PHA composition, a tie layer composition, and a sealant layer composition to produce a tubular multiplayer structure; cooling the multilayer film structure in a first bubble to produce a tubular multilayer structure; orienting the tubular multilayer structure under heating in a second bubble to produce an oriented tubular multilayer structure; and relaxing the oriented tubular multilayer structure under heating in a third bubble. The structure can be used to produce an article such as a packaging article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: KARLHEINZ HAUSMANN, Yves M. Trouilhet, Juergen Schiffmann
  • Patent number: 8617677
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer structure that comprises a heat sealable layer comprising amorphous polyethylene terephthalate with a melting point greater than 200° C., a pressure sensitive adhesive and at least one tie layer encapsulating the pressure sensitive adhesive. The structure can be coextruded without degrading the pressure sensitive adhesive. Also disclosed is a reclosable package comprising the structure and methods to make such structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Yves M Trouilhet, Jacques Roulin
  • Publication number: 20130240021
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a laminated flame resistant sheet comprising a first and a second polymeric film layer and a perforated flame resistant sheet layer laminated between the first and the second polymeric film layer, wherein, the perforated flame resistant sheet layer is formed of a sheet that is not ignitable following UL 94 horizontal burning test and comprises multiple apertures throughout, and wherein each of the apertures has an average diameter of about 0.1-8 mm and are spaced about 1-50 mm apart from adjacent apertures. Further disclosed herein is an article, such as a solar cell module, comprising the laminated flame resistant sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: MINFANG MU, Qiuju Wu, Philip L. Boydell, Yves M. Trouilhet
  • Publication number: 20130029553
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer structure that comprises a heat sealable layer comprising amorphous polyethylene terephthalate with a melting point greater than 200° C., a pressure sensitive adhesive and at least one tie layer encapsulating the pressure sensitive adhesive. The structure can be coextruded without degrading the pressure sensitive adhesive. Also disclosed is a reclosable package comprising the structure and methods to make such structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Yves M. Trouilhet, Jacques Roulin
  • Patent number: 8137776
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer structure, which comprises or is produced from a foil laminated to thermoplastic compositions using ethylene/butyl acrylate copolymer compositions as a tie layer. The multilayer structures can be useful as packaging films and industrial films. Also disclosed is a lamination process for producing the structure. Further disclosed are packages comprising the structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Barry Alan Morris, Yves M. Trouilhet
  • Publication number: 20110146758
    Abstract: A solar cell module comprises a solar cell assembly and a reflecting back encapsulant that is laminated to the back non-sun-facing side of the solar cell assembly. The reflecting back encapsulant comprises a co-extrusion or extrusion coated multilayer sheet, and the multilayer sheet comprises a reflecting layer, a first tie layer and optionally a second tie layer that are co-extruded or extrusion coated on the reflecting layer. The multilayer sheet has a total thickness of about 2 to about 50 mil (about 51 to about 1270 ?m). The tie layer(s) comprise polymeric material(s) that have a melting temperature of about 80° C. to about 165° C. and an adhesion to glass of at least about 30 lb/inch when measured with the T-peel test. The reflecting layer has a thickness of about 1 to about 35 mil (about 25 to about 889 ?m); comprises a polymeric material having a melting temperature between 80° C. and 165° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Yves M. Trouilhet, Mark S. Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20100028649
    Abstract: The present invention provides multi-film structures which are designed for applications where thermal insulation is needed. Disclosed multi-film structures comprise a) at least one flexible baffle film including at least one thermoplastic layer comprising one or more ethylene acid copolymers and/or ionomers thereof, the flexible baffle film further comprising a metal or metal oxide layer deposited onto the at least one thermoplastic layer, and b) at least one external layer, wherein the at least one baffle film and the at least one external layer are bonded together at predetermined and selective locations so to form cells within the multi-film structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: YVES M. TROUILHET, Jean Patrice Quenedey, Jacques Andre, Gregoire Jaques, Nicolas Robin
  • Publication number: 20080226854
    Abstract: Provided herein are multilayer film structures that may be used in packaging applications, for example. The multilayer film structures include a first metallized thermoplastic film and a second thermoplastic film. These first and second films are joined directly to each other over at least a portion of their surface area to form a laminate having the structure “first thermoplastic film/metallic layer/second thermoplastic film”. The thermoplastic layers of the films may be the same or different and comprise one or more ethylene acid copolymers or ionomers thereof. The first metallized thermoplastic film has an optical density of 3 or less. When the first metallized thermoplastic film and the second thermoplastic film are joined by heat sealing to form the structure “thermoplastic film/metallic layer/thermoplastic film”, its internal seal strength is at least about 4 N/15 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Yves M. Trouilhet
  • Patent number: 7201968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a retortable sealant composition comprising i) at least a copolymer of propylene and ?-olefins, and ii) at least a copolymer of ethylene and alkyl acrylate, wherein the alkyl acrylate is present in an amount ranging from about 1 to less than 9 weight percent, relative to the weight of the sealant composition. It also relates to a retortable multilayer film or a retortable packaging comprising a sealant layer comprising such a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Yves M. Trouilhet, Bernard Rioux, Jacques Andre, Sebastian Landeck
  • Patent number: 6906140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealant composition comprising i) at least a copolymer of propylene and ?-olefins, and ii) at least a copolymer of ethylene and alkyl acrylate, wherein the alkyl acrylate is present in an amount ranging from about 1 to less than 9 weight percent, relative to the weight of the sealant composition. It also relates to a multilayer film or a packaging comprising a sealant layer comprising such a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Yves M. Trouilhet, Bernard Rioux, Jacques Andre, Sebastian Landeck
  • Publication number: 20040229058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer film comprising in the following sequence:
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: Yves M. Trouilhet
  • Patent number: 6811844
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer packaging comprising at least one cellulosic fibrous material substrate, and at least one polymeric film coated on the cellulosic substrate, where the polymeric film is made of at least one barrier layer comprising an olefin polymer, and at least one sealant layer comprising an amorphous polyamide, the sealant layer being a layer positioned so that it may contact the packaged product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Yves M. Trouilhet
  • Publication number: 20040006180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealant composition comprising i) at least a copolymer of propylene and &agr;-olefins, and ii) at least a copolymer of ethylene and alkyl acrylate, wherein the alkyl acrylate is present in an amount ranging from about 1 to less than 9 weight percent, relative to the weight of the sealant composition. It also relates to a multilayer film or a packaging comprising a sealant layer comprising such a composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Yves M. Trouilhet, Bernard Rioux, Jacques Andre, Sebastian Landeck
  • Publication number: 20040001960
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminate comprising a first layer comprising polyester, and a second layer comprising a copolymer of ethylene and methyl acrylate obtained by copolymerization of ethylene monomers and methyl acrylate monomers in a tubular reactor. The laminate may also comprise additional layers. The laminate shows an improved adhesion strength between the first and the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Yves M. Trouilhet, Bernard Rioux
  • Publication number: 20030186047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer packaging comprising at least one cellulosic fibrous material substrate, and at least one polymeric film coated on the cellulosic substrate, where the polymeric film is made of at least one barrier layer comprising an olefin polymer, and at least one sealant layer comprising an amorphous polyamide, the sealant layer being a layer positioned so that it may contact the packaged product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventor: Yves M. Trouilhet