By Extrusion Patents (Class 156/244.11)
  • Patent number: 11912006
    Abstract: A continuous manufacturing equipment of an elastic three-dimensional fabric and a continuous manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The continuous manufacturing equipment includes: a film conveying device having a thermal melting film and a conveying mechanism; a cutting device used for cutting a plurality of cutting gaps on the thermal melting film; a first fabric laminating device adhering an outer fabric on one surface of the thermal melting film; and a second fabric laminating device adhering an elastic fabric on another surface of the thermal melting film in a manner of elastically stretching and then elastically recovering. As such, effects of automatic, continuous, and simple steps in manufacturing and having a high yield rate are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN TEXTILE FEDERATION, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Shu-Hui Huang, Hung-Kung Chien, Yu-Han Tsai
  • Patent number: 11904517
    Abstract: Disclosed is an end welding mold for providing end welding in all moving or fixed glass profiles of vehicles via injection method, having at least one mold core providing geometric shaping of the paste which is transferred by a hot runner system or a cold runner system, which is changeable depending on different end welding references. It could also be applied to dynamic sealings ends (eg. door seals) on cars if they have an end moulding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Suleyman Erhan Taş, Mehmet Apaydin, Celal Bayrak
  • Patent number: 11905438
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process of manufacturing a pressure sensitive adhesive, comprising the steps of: a) providing a hot melt mixing apparatus comprising a reaction chamber; b) providing a hot melt processable pressure sensitive adhesive composition comprising: (1) a (meth)acrylate copolymer component comprising: i. C1-C32 (meth)acrylic acid ester monomer units; ii. optionally, ethylenically unsaturated monomer units having functional groups selected from the group consisting of acid, hydroxyl, acid anhydride, epoxide, amine, amide groups, and any combinations thereof; and iii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Niklas M. Matzeit, Pierre R. Bieber, Petra M Stegmaier, Eike H. Klünker, Dmitri D. Iarikov, Jeffrey M. Imsande, Shijing Cheng, Michele A. Craton, George J. Clements
  • Patent number: 11850774
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for producing an extruded sheet, which includes: a) providing calcium carbonate (CaCO3) powder; b) providing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) powder; c) providing additives as stabilisers; e) heating the mixture until the PVC softens to form a kneadable mass and the CaCO3 at least partially bonds to the PVC; f) cooling the mass; g) conveying the mass to an extruder; h) melting and extruding the mass by means of an extruder and moulding into a sheet by means of a slotted nozzle; i) pressing the still-warm sheet to a desired final thickness by means of at least two calendar rolls; and j) at least one layer of a pigmented lacquer is applied to the upper side; and k) an additional lacquer is applied to the pigmented lacquer to increase the scratch resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Thomas Grafenauer
  • Patent number: 11846050
    Abstract: A decorative article of manufacture has a specific region of fishing net, cut from a larger expanse of fishing net, the fishing net being a structure of a first plurality of first parallel lengths of cord proceeding in a first direction, overlying a plurality of second parallel lengths of cord proceeding in a second direction, with individual ones of the cords of the first plurality joined at intersections with individual ones of cords of the second plurality, forming individual quadrilateral cells each having opposite parallel sides, and one or more solid decorative elements attached to one or more sides of individual ones of the quadrilateral cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Monica Lynn Willard, Korleen Alice Cochran
  • Patent number: 11832628
    Abstract: A polymer film for storing fruits and vegetables includes a first polymer resin material, a second polymer resin material, and an inorganic nano powder material. The first polymer resin material has a first molecular weight. The second polymer resin material has a second molecular weight. The first molecular weight is less than the second molecular weight. The first polymer resin material and the second polymer resin material are blended with each other according to a predetermined weight ratio so that the polymer film has a gas penetration rate between 3.5 g/m2/day to 35 g/m2/day. The inorganic nano powder material includes zinc oxide (ZnO). The inorganic nano powder material is dispersed in the first polymer resin material and the second polymer resin material in a plurality of granular forms, and an average particle size of the inorganic nano powder material is between 50 nm and 200 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Te-Chao Liao, Chun-Che Tsao, Chen-Ho Lai
  • Patent number: 11827492
    Abstract: Provided is a moving handrail that can lengthen its lifetime. The moving handrail includes: a handrail main body portion; a fabric arranged on a guide surface of the handrail main body portion and extending in a handrail longitudinal direction; and a resin sheet arranged on the fabric so that the fabric is sandwiched between the handrail main body portion and the resin sheet, wherein a surface of the fabric facing a handrail guide has arranged thereon an end portion of the fabric in the handrail longitudinal direction, and wherein the end portion of the fabric in the handrail longitudinal direction is covered with the resin sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuma Nakamura, Yoshitomo Nishimura, Hidetoshi Takeyama, Masashi Hara, Samito Nozue
  • Patent number: 11824165
    Abstract: Provided herein are multilayer solid-state lithium ion batteries and methods of fabrication. In some embodiments, units of preformed cell elements and a current collector (of either the anode or cathode) are stacked. The preformed cell element includes a double-sided electrode, with separator/electrode on both sides of the double-sided electrode. The double-sided electrode may be an anode or a cathode. During the stacking process, the preformed cell elements are laminated to a cathode current collector or an anode current collector, as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Blue Current, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Wujcik, Terri Lin, Simmi Kaur Uppal, Eduard Nasybulin
  • Patent number: 11794451
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein disclose a protective cover of an electronic device, a protective cover package including the protective cover, and an electronic device to which the protective cover is applied. The protective cover includes a first protective layer including a flat region and a curved region and having a specified transparency, the curved region being disposed at an edge of the flat region and having a specified curvature, a second protective layer disposed below the first protective layer, the second protective layer being thicker than the first protective layer by a specified thickness or more, a bonding layer for bonding the first protective layer and the second protective layer, and an adhesive layer disposed below the second protective layer, wherein the first protective layer is thicker than the second protective layer. Various embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Gyun Kim, Jee Young Oh, Da Um Hwang
  • Patent number: 11787158
    Abstract: A sheet laminate for being used as a puncturable top web for a blister package, comprising: an aluminium base sheet layer; at least one tie layer comprising polyolefin; a welding layer comprising polyester or polypropylene; wherein the welding layer and the tie layer are coextrusion coated on the base sheet layer so that the at least one tie layer is disposed between the base sheet layer and the welding layer, whereby the welding layer is attached to the base sheet layer by the at least one tie layer. A blister package, wherein the sheet laminate is attached to a bottom web with product cavities. A method of manufacture of the sheet laminate and of the blister package, wherein the coextrusion coating step of the manufacture of the blister package is carried out simultaneously with extrusion lamination of a paper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Danapak Flexibles A/S
    Inventors: Torben Fogtmann, Peter Johansen, Lars Christensen
  • Patent number: 11746197
    Abstract: A polymer may include a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate, in which the ethylene is at least partially obtained from a renewable source of carbon, and wherein the copolymer has a melt index (190° C./2.16 kg) ranging from 0.12 to 8.0 g/10 min according to ASTM D1238.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Braskem S.A.
    Inventors: Giancarlos Delevati, Omar Wandir Renck, Carlos Augusto Maia Faria, Paulo Lourenço Brito Herrmann, Marcial Cesar Vieira, Patricia Mara De Freitas Rocha, Marcelo Fioravanti das Neves, Roger Ribeiro Malmegrim
  • Patent number: 11718077
    Abstract: A multilayer film for use in adhesive tape or adhesive label applications comprising a core layer and skin layers on each side of the core layer. The core layer comprises a polypropylene mini-random homopolymer, wherein the mini-random homopolymer comprises polypropylene, up to 2 wt % ethylene components, and a acid neutralizer in a concentration up to 5000 ppm calcium. The skin layers each comprise a) at least about 95 wt % of a polypropylene mini-random homopolymer comprising polypropylene, up to 2 wt % ethylene components, and an acid neutralizer in a concentration up to about 5000 ppm, and b) an anti-block agent in a concentration up to about 1 wt %, wherein the anti-block agent comprises at least 95 wt % homopolymer of polypropylene and 1 to 5 wt % of silica having a particle size between about 1 to 3 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: INTERPLAST GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jame Wong, Chris Watts, Jenchyou Hwang, Juan Rosales, Todd O'Reilly, Ron Silen, Lisa Vasquez
  • Patent number: 11701917
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing a pattern for a decorative panel. The method includes applying a clear gel coat on a mold to form a clear layer. The clear layer is cured and then digitally printed with one or more inks so as to produce a pattern on the clear layer. Also disclosed is a decorative panel including a clear layer, an opaque layer and a pattern digitally printed on the clear layer, between the clear and opaque layers, such that the pattern is visible through the clear layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventor: Yan Bilodeau
  • Patent number: 11697541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum skin food package for use in a conventional oven and more particularly to a food package able to withstand conditions up to 200° C. comprising a thermoplastic lid film which is free of polyester and contains crosslinked EVA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: FLEXOPACK S.A.
    Inventor: Dimitris Ginosatis
  • Patent number: 11691354
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a halogen-free flame-retardant thermoplastic braided fiber reinforced polymer composite board, comprising steps of: preparing a recycled material containing a halogen-free flame-retardant thermoplastic braided fiber reinforced polymer composite; adding a polymer base material to the recycled material to form a core layer material and extruding the core layer material with a low shear extruder; hot pressing the core layer material by rollers to obtain a recycled fiber core layer; preparing a reinforcement layer containing a fiber material or a fabric with pores; and stacking and hot pressing the recycled fiber core layer and the reinforcement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: COMPLAM MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia yang Lu, Sheng Yen Wu, Yi Wen Xiao
  • Patent number: 11691790
    Abstract: A storage bag has first and second closure profiles adjacent to an opening of the bag. The first and second closure profiles are each provided with a closure member that extends along the length of the respective closure profile, with the closure member of the first closure profile being configured to engage with the closure member of the second closure profile to form a seal for the opening of the bag. The first closure profile further includes (a) a plurality of gripping ridges that extends from the closure member to the top edge of the first closure profile, and (b) a texture that extends in an area between the closure member and the top edge of the first closure profile, with the texture extending continuously (i) in the area between the closure member and the top edge of the first closure profile, and (ii) between each gripping ridge of the plurality of gripping ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Dais, Jose Porchia, Daniel P. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 11685095
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus for applying a mixture of a first compound and a second compound, the apparatus comprising a first extruder for processing a first compound and a second extruder for processing a second compound, wherein the outlet from the first extruder is in fluid communication with a first channel of a housing, and the outlet from the second extruder is in fluid communication with a second channel of the housing, wherein a gear pump is positioned in each channel, wherein a nozzle is in fluid communication with an outlet of the first channel and an outlet of the second channel, and a coextruded continuous strip is produced. The ratio of the first compound to the second compound may be adjusted instantaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher David Dyrlund, Gary Robert Burg, Hongbing Chen
  • Patent number: 11660674
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for setting a working distance of an additive manufacturing system, including: moving a deposition element towards a build surface; detecting, via a contact detection system, a contact between the deposition element and the build surface; stopping the moving of the deposition element in response to detecting the contact between the deposition element and the build surface; and moving the deposition element away from the build surface a determined working distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: FormAlloy Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Riemann
  • Patent number: 11618980
    Abstract: The invention provides a surface-functionalised polymeric object (10), comprising: a bulk material (11) comprising a copolymer containing constitution units derived from a first comonomer and constitution units derived from a second comonomer, the first comonomer being selected from L-lactide and D-lactide and forming sequences of oligo(L-lactide) or oligo(D-lactide) in the copolymer the copolymer having a substantially random, partially blocky structure with a dyad ratio of (lactide-lactide)-dyads to (lactide-second comonomer)-dyads of at least 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Lendlein, Axel Thomas Neffe, Paul Jakob Hommes-Schattmann, Quanchao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11597197
    Abstract: A method for producing polymer coated steel sheet for 3-piece cans and 3-piece cans produced thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN B.V.
    Inventors: Geertruida Cornelia Tijssen, Jan Paul Penning
  • Patent number: 11583014
    Abstract: A protective garment is constructed with a fibrous material. The fibrous material comprises a first nonwoven layer, a second nonwoven layer, and a nanofiber layer laminated between the first nonwoven layer and the second nonwoven layer. The fibrous material has a mean flow pore size greater than or equal to about 0.02 micron and less than or equal to about 0.5 microns, and a water vapor transmission rate greater than or equal to about 10000 g/m2/day and less than or equal to about 100000 g/m2/day. In a method of making a fibrous layer, a first nonwoven layer and a nanofiber layer are provided. A polyurethane reactive resin is applied to the first nonwoven layer in an amount of 2 to 30 g/m2. The nanofiber layer is then laminated to the first nonwoven layer applied with the polyurethane reactive resin and pressed to form the fibrous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: SingFatt Chin, DaYoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11560023
    Abstract: Tire (1) having sidewalls (2), a substantially electrically insulating crown block (7) and a substantially insulating tread (8), the tire (1) also having at least one conductive peg (21) that is oriented in the radial direction and positioned under the tread (8) of the tire so as to create an electrically conductive path between the ground and a rim on which the tire is able to be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Claude Orlowski, Olivier Muhlhoff, Jośe Merino, Pascal Prost, Mattheiu Quadrini
  • Patent number: 11535010
    Abstract: A method for fabricating wetsuit garment including wetsuits, boots and gloves for water sports uses, comprising preparation of at least a substantially elastic joining member made of hot melt adhesive, and joining at least two interconnected panels of rubber foam or sponge by the substantially elastic joining member to cover and seal the seam between the two interconnected panels for firmly bonding the two interconnected panels for making a strong, elastic and flexible wetsuit garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: SHEICO GROUP (SHEI CHUNG HSIN INDUSTRIAL) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min-Chen Shiue
  • Patent number: 11535981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing a defined three-dimensional texture on a textile, in which the texture is provided on a textile with a defined area and a defined height, the texture is formed with at least one texture layer, wherein the height and the area of the texture are adjusted by at least one defined height and at least one defined area of the at least one texture layer, at least one variable-volume ink is applied to the textile in the form of individual ink droplets, wherein a plurality of ink droplets are provided on the textile according to the area of the texture, and the applied ink droplets are activated, whereby a predefined volume increase of the ink droplets is produced and the at least one texture layer is formed on the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Angelo Schiestl
  • Patent number: 11529776
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a composite wing structural component for an aircraft is described. The method comprises extruding a filler material into each mold channel of a plurality of mold channels of a die to form a plurality of filler segments, removing the plurality of filler segments from the plurality of mold channels of the die, and arranging the plurality of filler segments in a space in the composite structural component, the space being defined by a radius of the composite structural component, such that the filler segments are in end-to-end contact. The method further comprises curing the plurality of filler segments in the space to fuse the plurality of filler segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Davis Tran, Richard Jameson Langabeer, Jr., Weidong Song
  • Patent number: 11485840
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymer blends that can be used in a multilayer structure and to multilayer structures comprising one or more layers formed from such blends. In one aspect, a polymer blend comprises (a) a copolymer comprising ethylene and at least one of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid having an acid content of 2 to 21 weight percent based on the weight of the copolymer, wherein the amount of copolymer (a) comprises 20-80 weight percent of the blend based on the total weight of the blend, and (b) a copolymer comprising ethylene and at least one of methyl acrylate and ethyl acrylate having an acrylate content of 5 to 30 weight percent based on the weight of the copolymer, wherein the amount of copolymer (b) comprises 10 to 50 weight percent of the blend based on the total weight of the blend, wherein the amount of copolymer (a) and copolymer (b) is at least 70 weight percent of the blend based on the total weight of the blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andong Liu, Guihong Liao, Jianping Pan, Peng Gao, Hongyu Chen, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11479000
    Abstract: Disclosed herein a method for making a unidirectional continuous fiber-reinforced resin composite material. A resin plasticized and molten by an extruder is transported to a coating guide roller through a die head, and a hot-melt resin film layer with uniform thickness is formed on a roller surface of the coating guide roller. Simultaneously, the coating guide roller guides the hot-melt resin to continuously and uniformly coat on a row of flattened unidirectional continuous fibers along the roller surface of the coating guide roller. Subsequently, the coated flattened unidirectional continuous fibers pass through an open dip-coating roller device to effectively combine with the hot-melt resin to obtain a composite material of the hot-melt resin and fibers, which passes through a cooling and forming device to a winder under a driving force of a main traction to obtain the unidirectional continuous fiber-reinforced resin composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGSU QIYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Huaping Zhu, Yufei Tian, XiaoJian Wo
  • Patent number: 11396146
    Abstract: Disclosed herein a method and equipment for making a unidirectional continuous fiber-reinforced resin composite material. A resin plasticized and molten by an extruder is transported to a coating guide roller through a die head, and a hot-melt resin film layer with uniform thickness is formed on a roller surface of the coating guide roller. Simultaneously, the coating guide roller guides the hot-melt resin to continuously and uniformly coat on a row of flattened unidirectional continuous fibers along the roller surface of the coating guide roller. Subsequently, the coated flattened unidirectional continuous fibers pass through an open dip-coating roller device to effectively combine with the hot-melt resin to obtain a composite material of the hot-melt resin and fibers, which passes through a cooling and forming device to a winder under a driving force of the main traction to obtain the unidirectional continuous fiber-reinforced resin composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGSU QIYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Huaping Zhu, Yufei Tian, XiaoJian Wo
  • Patent number: 11364676
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed. A method of printing onto a base includes providing a yarn from a material source disposed in a printing system. The yarn is an elongated continuous piece including a tagging segment and a reel segment. The reel segment is disposed proximate the material source. The tagging segment extends from a nozzle of the printing system. The method further includes attaching the tagging segment to the base and moving the nozzle away from the tagging segment after the attaching the tagging segment to the base. The nozzle is moved by an actuating system of the printing system. The moving the nozzle along the base increases a tension between the tagging segment and the material source. The tension in the yarn pulls the reel segment from the material source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Waatti, Yoav Sterman
  • Patent number: 11358328
    Abstract: A composite fusion filament is disclosed that includes a polymer encasement and one or more mesogenic reinforcement bodies contained within the polymer encasement. The polymer encasement is comprised of a thermoplastic polymer, which has a melting temperature, and each of the one or more mesogenic reinforcement bodies is comprised of a thermotropic liquid crystal polymer, which has a clearing temperature. The melting temperature of the thermoplastic polymer included in the polymer encasement is less than the clearing temperature of the thermotropic liquid crystal polymer included in the one or more mesogenic reinforcement bodies. Additionally, the thermotropic liquid crystal polymer of each mesogenic reinforcement body has a plurality of organized crystalline fibrils that are aligned lengthwise along a longitudinal axis of the polymer encasement. A method of using the composite fusion filament to form a bond with a substrate that includes a thermoplastic polymer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: David A. Okonski, Ryan Gergely, Blair E. Carlson, William R. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 11345124
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable multilayer film according to the present invention is obtained by laminating an inner surface layer that contacts contents, an adhesive layer, and an intermediate layer that is adjacent to the adhesive layer, in this order from an inner side to an outer side. The inner surface layer contains an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, the adhesive layer contains an acid-modified ethylene-based copolymer, and the intermediate layer contains a polyamide-based resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Kitada, Tadayoshi Itoh, Shota Nambu
  • Patent number: 11247407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a container which consists of a thermoplastic at least to some extent and comprises at least a first compartment element and at least a second compartment element joined to the first compartment element in a joining region by thermoplastic welding. The invention also relates to a plastic container which can be, and preferably is, produced according to said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: GREINER BIO-ONE GMBH
    Inventors: Lutz Staemmler, Andreas Thumm
  • Patent number: 11236514
    Abstract: A floor may include a substrate having a top side and a bottom side. A top layer may be provided on the substrate. The top layer may consist of a printed thermoplastic film and a thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer provided on the printed thermoplastic film. The top layer may be directly adhered to the substrate by heat welding the printed thermoplastic film and the top side of the substrate, in the absence of a glue layer. The substrate may be a synthetic material board including a filler. The substrate at least at two opposite edges may include coupling means provided in the synthetic material board. The thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer may be provided with a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Martin Segaert
  • Patent number: 11235562
    Abstract: The present teaching concerns a recyclable co-extruded PE packaging film with a first laminate layer of at least 60 vol % HDPE and a second laminate layer of a hetero-phase polypropylene block copolymer with a polyethylene content of 5-30 wt. % and a melting point higher than 155° C., preferably higher than 160°, the thickness of the second laminate layer being less than 5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Constantia Pirk GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Achim Grefenstein, Pragnesh Shah, Saket Jha
  • Patent number: 11072200
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing a pattern for a decorative panel. The method includes applying a clear gel coat on a mold to form a clear layer. The clear layer is cured and then digitally printed with one or more inks so as to produce a pattern on the clear layer. Also disclosed is a decorative panel including a clear layer, an opaque layer and a pattern digitally printed on the clear layer, between the clear and opaque layers, such that the pattern is visible through the clear layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MAAX BATH INC.
    Inventor: Yan Bilodeau
  • Patent number: 11033763
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of a respirator that includes a polymeric netting is disclosed. The respirator can include a mask body including a perimeter, a harness attached to the mask body, and a face seal disposed adjacent at least a portion of the perimeter of the mask body. In one or more embodiments, the face seal includes a polymeric netting including polymeric ribbons and polymeric strands, where each of the polymeric ribbons and strands having a length, width, and height, where the length is the longest dimension, the width is the shortest dimension, and the height is the dimension transverse to the length and the width. The polymeric ribbons have a height-to-width aspect ratio of at least 5 to 1, a major surface that is intermittently bonded to only one polymeric strand, and a height that is at least two times greater than a height of the one polymeric strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nhat Ha Thi Nguyen, Thomas J. Xue, Seyed A. Angadjivand, Ronald W. Ausen, William J. Kopecky, Mark T. Gibson, Olof N. Hansson, Joseph P. Kronzer
  • Patent number: 11021874
    Abstract: A novel PVC board and method of manufacture. The board provides shock absorption, temperature-insulation for energy saving, and noise-reduction advantages. The method of manufacture simplifies the production process, and improves production time and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Taizhou Huali Plastic Co., LTD
    Inventors: Quanshan Cheng, Genxiang Xuen, Jun Yuan
  • Patent number: 11015094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyurethane laminating adhesives, methods for producing a multilayer laminate by laminating at least two films with a polyurethane laminating adhesive, and multilayer laminates obtainable by these methods wherein the polyurethane laminating adhesive comprises an NCO-terminated polyurethane prepolymer obtainable by reacting a polyol mixture comprising: 0.1 to 20.0 wt % relative to the total weight of the polyol mixture of at least one polybutadiene polyol; and 5.0 to 99.9 wt % relative to the total weight of the polyol mixture of at least one polyether polyol, wherein the at least one polyether polyol comprises at least one polyether polyol with a number average molecular weight Mn in the range of >1000 g/mol to 10000 g/mol; with at least one polyisocyanate, wherein the at least one polyisocyanate is used in an amount such that the isocyanate groups are present in molar excess relative to the hydroxyl groups of the polyol mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Roberto Pela, Hans-Georg Kinzelmann, Yongxia Wang, Thomas Kamm
  • Patent number: 10889042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of a stretch film comprising a) providing a film web comprising a center portion comprising linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and edge portions comprising low density polyethylene (LDPE) using an encapsulation die, b) solidifying the film web to obtain a solidified film web comprising a solidified center portion comprising LLDPE and solidified edge portions comprising LDPE and c) removing the solidified edge portions from the solidified film web to obtain the stretch film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventor: Lucio Baccaro
  • Patent number: 10870533
    Abstract: An improved reefer wall panel having better foam adhesion includes purposefully spaced gaps in the looped sections to be foamed. Such spaced gaps may extend horizontally, vertically, diagonally or in combinations of directions. These gaps (random or patterned) may be applied to the whole of a reefer panel or to just the more vulnerable lower sections where traffic impact during loading/unloading is more common and/or where delamination is known to occur more frequently. A method of reefer panel manufacture with such spaced gaps is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Michael C. LaRocco
  • Patent number: 10850430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a hot melt adhesive (HMA) material, preferably hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive (HMPSA) material, having a substantially tack-free coating comprising a novel moulding and spraying step, wherein said HMA material, preferably HMPSA material, can be easily handled, packed and transported for further use. In addition, the present invention relates to a corresponding device for producing a hot melt adhesive (HMA) material, preferably hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive (HMPSA) material, having a substantially tack-free coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ORGANIK KIMYA SANAYI VE TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Viktor Benbanaste, Filiz Öztürk, Oguzhan Calik, Mahmut Alper Er
  • Patent number: 10822470
    Abstract: Polymer compositions with reduce oxygen permeability are described. The polymer compositions may include one or more polyolefin polymers, and a nanoparticle filler. The nanoparticle filler represents about 2 wt. % to 5 wt. % of the weight of the polymer composition and reduce the oxygen permeability of the composition by about 20% or more. Also described are roofing systems that may include an insulation layer and a thermoplastic polyolefin layer made using the polymer compositions to protect the insulation layer from weather degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Lichh R. Peng
  • Patent number: 10821701
    Abstract: An improved fabric backing for the manufacture of glass-reinforced thermoplastic panels that exhibits significantly greater foam adhesion than its scrim counterpart. That fabric backing includes a plurality of looped section extending upwardly (and inwardly) from its base for enhancing adhesion thereto. The combination is subjected to lamination for making an improved glass-reinforced thermoplastic interior wall panel. That wall panel can be used in a storage unit, such as a refrigerated trailer, railcar, shipping container and/or box truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Michael C. LaRocco
  • Patent number: 10766042
    Abstract: A dispensing nozzle assembly for dispensing a flowable liquid through a nozzle, incorporating a rotating tube assembly. The dispensing nozzle assembly includes a nozzle coupling for supplying the flowable liquid, and a cylindrical nozzle tube having an inlet end connected to the nozzle coupling, and an outlet end attached to a dispensing nozzle. A union housing is secured to the nozzle coupling, and has a top opening through which the nozzle coupling extends, and an interior space that accepts and surrounds the nozzle coupling. The rotating tube assembly also includes a rotatable, cylindrical outer tube that surrounds the nozzle tube, which has an inlet end that extends into union housing, and an outlet end that extends proximate the outlet end of the nozzle tube. The inlet end of the rotatable outer tube that extends into union housing and is secured rotatably by a pair of spaced-apart, axially-aligned shaft bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HAECO INC.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Brinker
  • Patent number: 10751965
    Abstract: A device and a method for attaching a resealable opening device (2) on a package (1), the device comprising an attachment unit (100) having at least one carrier member (101) being movable between a pick-up position and an attachment position, in which latter the carrier member (101) is arranged for attachment of the opening device on the package by means of relative movement between the carrier member and the package. The device further comprises an abutment (113) and a knife arrangement (112), wherein the at least one carrier member, in said pick-up position, is arranged for relative movement towards the abutment for engagement with a web (12) of interconnected opening devices arranged therebetween and for pick-up of one opening device; and wherein the knife arrangement is arranged to cooperate with the carrier member and the abutment or cutting out the opening device during the engagement of the carrier member with the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ECOLEAN AB
    Inventors: Jonas Fransson, Lars Rodman
  • Patent number: 10754185
    Abstract: The present invention provides a viewing angle expansion film which realizes visual recognition in wide viewing angle range, as well as a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device having the viewing angle expansion film. A viewing angle expansion film for expanding a viewing angle range including a plurality of hole-containing portions, which are approximately parallel to each other, on at least one surface of the viewing angle expansion film, wherein the hole-containing portion contains a hole, and is preferably constituted by crazes; as well as a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device having the viewing angle expansion film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sogo Komoto
  • Patent number: 10710353
    Abstract: Fused deposition modeling (FDM) systems and methods may be improved via laser pre-heating of the target substrate ahead of the extrusion nozzle. Higher interface temperatures lead to improved wetting, diffusion, and randomization, thus improving the bond between filaments and between layers, and reducing anisotropy in the resulting finished part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventor: Keng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10689161
    Abstract: A zipper (100) includes a male closure element (101) and a female closure element (102). The male closure element includes a base member (103), one or more male interlocking members (201,203) extending distally from a first side of the base member, and a plurality of guide posts (105,107) extending from a second side of the base member. The female closure element includes a base member (104), one or more female interlocking members (202,204) extending distally from a first side of the base member, and a plurality of guide posts (106,108) extending from a second side of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: WL RECLOSABLES LLC
    Inventor: Basil C. Linton
  • Patent number: 10626204
    Abstract: Adhesive compositions that are optically transparent include a (meth)acrylate-based copolymer having a refractive index of at least 1.48, and particles of a thermoplastic polymer. At least some of the particles have an average particle size that is larger than the wavelength of visible light. The adhesive compositions are prepared by hot melt processing packaged adhesive compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Margot A. Branigan, Vijay Rajamani, Thomas E. Augustine, Michael P. Daniels
  • Patent number: 10625493
    Abstract: A sealant film used by being laminated on a substrate includes a sealing layer including a first polyolefin resin and an antifogging agent and a first resin layer including 10% to 40% by mass of a cyclic polyolefin resin and 60% to 90% by mass of a second polyolefin resin, wherein the second polyolefin resin is not a cyclic polyolefin resin. The first resin layer is disposed on a surface of the sealing layer, and has a phase-separated structure in which the cyclic polyolefin resin is dispersed in the form of a layer in the second polyolefin resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Matsubara, Tatsuhiko Usui, Yoshitaka Satoh