Post-treatment Patents (Class 156/244.24)
  • Patent number: 11380904
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a continuous manufacturing method for producing a non-reinforced electrochemical cell component for an electrochemical conversion process, the method comprising: forming a web-form from a web-material suspension directly on a surface of a conveyor belt of a conveyor mechanism, wherein the web-material suspension comprises interconnecting entities suspended in a solution, the solution including an organic polymer binding material as a solute and a solvent for the solute, and a pore-forming material; advancing the web-form through a first non-solvent bath, wherein the first non-solvent bath comprises a first non-solvent configured to introduce a phase inversion in the web-form to form a web; detaching the web from the surface of the conveyor belt; advancing the web through a pore-forming bath to form the component; and collecting the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Martin Kalmar Hansen, Kasper Tipsmark Therkildsen
  • Patent number: 10202011
    Abstract: A hitch step assembly comprises a first shot component injection molded from a first polymer compound with a high flexural modulus and a second shot component injection molded from a second polymer compound having a relatively low Shore D hardness but high elastic compression. A post and a step body core are molded from the first polymer compound. A shell of the step body is molded from the second polymer compound and is overmolded on the step body core. The shell forms a compression zone that provides some protection against rear impacts. The hitch step assembly exhibits satisfactory resistance to torsion around the hitch receiver axis and deflection, even when a width of the step body exceeds 10.7 inches and the weight of a large man is placed on the top surface of the hitch step near its end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MACNEIL IP LLC
    Inventors: David F. MacNeil, Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10052854
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite floor and a manufacturing method thereof. The composite floor comprises a coextrusion layer compression moulded by a coextrusion process. The coextrusion layer comprises a first PVC (polyvinyl chloride) equilibrium layer, a WPC (Wood/Plastic Composite) foaming layer, and a second PVC equilibrium layer sequentially arranged from top to bottom. In the composite floor of this invention, the WPC foaming layer is the main material layer, and thus the whole weight of the floor is reduced. The first PVC equilibrium layer and the second PVC equilibrium layer are arranged respectively at two sides of the WPC foaming layer so that the composite floor is more stable in performance. It is more friendly to environment and simple in manufacturing procedure to adopt the coextrusion process for compression moulding because of avoiding bonding using glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Huibin Dai
  • Patent number: 10010835
    Abstract: Microporous polymer membranes and related methods of fabrication are provided. An asymmetric microporous membrane embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a thermoplastic polymer substrate defining a plurality of micropores, the thermoplastic polymer including one or more of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polymethylpentene (PMP), and a combination thereof; and a polymethylpentene (PMP) polymer skin positioned on the thermoplastic polymer substrate, wherein when the thermoplastic polymer substrate includes PMP, the PMP polymer skin has a crystallinity that differs from a crystallinity of the PMP in the polymer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kwantai Cho, J. Clifton DeLozier
  • Patent number: 9751053
    Abstract: An asymmetric integrally-skinned flat sheet membrane comprising a miscible blend of an aromatic polyethersulfone (PES) polymer and an aromatic polyimide polymer is used for gas separations such as hydrogen purification, separation of hydrogen and methane and to separate other gases and liquids. UV radiation may be applied to the surface of the membrane for improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Chunqing Liu, Howie Q. Tran
  • Patent number: 9029277
    Abstract: A breathable laminate has a liquid-resistant backing film layer having varied vapor permeability that includes breathable thinned localized regions and thicker non-breathable regions, wherein the film layer is co-extensively directly joined with a liquid- and vapor-permeable nonwoven fabric. The breathable laminate can have unidirectional air permeability. The present invention also relates to disposable apparel and absorbent products which incorporate the breathable laminate, and methods of making the breathable laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Mou Chung Ngai
  • Patent number: 8974619
    Abstract: A method of making a decorated extruded profile. An exemplary method includes the steps of extruding the profile, decorating at least one surface of the profile, coating the decorated surface of the profile, embossing the decorated surface of the profile, and cutting the profile into a plurality of profile members having a predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Royal Mouldings Limited
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell, Brandon Nadler, Bob Campbell
  • Publication number: 20150053335
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyolefin composition. The polyolefin composition can be in the form of a multi-layer, microporous polyolefin membrane comprising a first microporous layer containing 7% or less by mass of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene having a weight-average molecular weight of 1×106 or more, and having a structure in which a pore size distribution curve obtained by mercury intrusion porosimetry has at least two peaks, and a second microporous layer containing 8% or more by mass of the ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kotaro TAKITA, Shintaro KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150056422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer surface covering (1) comprising a PVC-free support layer (2), a decorative layer (5), a transparent wear layer (4) and a coating layer (3) between said support layer (2) and said decorative layer (5), said coating layer (3) having a thickness of at least 5 ?m and a surface tension equal or higher to the surface tension of the decorative layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: TARKETT GDL
    Inventors: Pierre Bastin, Pascal Di Croce
  • Patent number: 8926776
    Abstract: The method for making a reinforced balloon for a balloon catheter involves blending a polymer with a nano composite to form a composite matrix, extruding a parison from the composite matrix, blow molding the parison into a balloon and orienting the nano composite generally axially with respect to the balloon. The balloon formed has a high strength for resisting bursting. The nano composite may be carbon nanotubes, nano-ceramic fibers or a nano clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventor: Oscar Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20140370211
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide permeable packaging film providing moisture barrier, sealability, and flex-crack resistance characteristics and is ideal for use in packaging of carbon dioxide respiring food products, such as Swiss cheese, to increase shelf life thereof
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Seyed Hesamoddin Tabatabaei, Jeffrey P. Sesolak
  • Publication number: 20140354746
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member containing a layer of a siloxyfluorocarbon networked polymer. A method of preparing an intermediate transfer member including mixing a coating solution containing siloxyfluorocarbon precursor materials; applying the coating solution as a sol on a substrate; curing the coating solution on the substrate to form an intermediate transfer member containing a layer of a siloxyfluorocarbon networked polymer. The surface free energy of the intermediate transfer member may be from about 10 mN/m to about 40 mN/m. A method of printing an image to a substrate includes applying an inkjet ink to an intermediate transfer member containing a layer of a siloxyflurocarbon networked polymer; spreading the ink onto the intermediate transfer member; inducing a property change of the ink; and transferring the ink to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brynn Mary DOOLEY, Carolyn P. MOORLAG, Anthony James WIGGLESWORTH, Adrien Pierre COTE, Yu QI, Barkev KEOSHKERIAN
  • Patent number: 8852375
    Abstract: In the process for producing a tread (4) for a vehicle tire: a tread strip made of rubber (4) is extruded; at least one furrow (44) is formed in the tread strip, the tread strip exhibiting material that is contiguous with the furrow; at least one string (8) is supplied from a coil; the string is inserted into the one furrow or each furrow; and the furrow is reclosed over the string using material of the tread strip that is contiguous with the furrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Techniques S.A.
    Inventor: Christophe Bessac
  • Patent number: 8834663
    Abstract: A method for assembling an electrodeionization device comprising providing in a sequential arrangement: an anode, membrane cell assembly, cathode; wherein the membrane cell assembly comprises at least one sequential arrangement of: a cation exchange membrane, concentrating chamber, anion exchange membrane, diluting chamber, cation exchange membrane, concentrating chamber and anion exchange membrane. The method includes locating an ion exchange spacer in at least one chamber of the membrane cell assembly wherein an ion exchange spacer comprises an ion exchange resin and a dissolvable binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Jons, Joseph Dooley, David J. Moll, Gregg L. Poppe, Mark A. Spalding
  • Publication number: 20140216639
    Abstract: Sorbent substrates for CO2 capture and methods for forming the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for forming a sorbent substrate for CO2 capture may include forming a plurality of matrix rods from a sorbent material and forming a plurality of channel rods from a support material. The plurality of matrix rods may then be co-extruded with the plurality of channel rods to form a plurality of sorbent filaments comprising a matrix of the sorbent material in which channels of support material are positioned such that the channels extend in an axial direction of each of the plurality of sorbent filaments. The plurality of sorbent filaments may then be stacked to form a filament assembly in which the plurality of sorbent filaments are axially aligned. Thereafter, the plurality of sorbent filaments of the filament assembly may be bonded to one another to form the sorbent substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Karen Jo Knapp, Steven Bolaji Ogunwumi, Elizabeth Margaret Wheeler, John Forrest Wight, JR., James William Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8753469
    Abstract: A method of vacuum-assisted RTM includes disposing a resin distribution medium on one surface of a reinforcing-fiber substrate, covering the whole with a bag material, reducing the pressure inside the bag material, and injecting a resin into the resin distribution medium to distribute the resin substantially in in-plane directions and then impregnate the resin into the reinforcing-fiber substrate in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nishiyama, Fumihito Takeda, Hiroshi Odani, Masumi Mizobata
  • Publication number: 20140138021
    Abstract: A polyvinyl chloride free flooring, including: an upper decorative nonwoven fabric layer bonded without the use of adhesive to an intermediate extruded polymeric layer, and a extruded lower base layer bonded without the use of adhesive to the intermediate polymeric layer to provide a composite flooring that is free of polyvinyl chloride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: BASE KING, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis G. Schlisner
  • Patent number: 8673440
    Abstract: A membrane comprises a sheet of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene. The sheet includes a first extrudate made from a first PTFE fine powder resin mixed with processing lubricant at a first lube rate. A second extrudate is made from the first PTFE fine powder resin mixed with processing lubricant at the first lube rate. The first and second extrudates combined into an integrated tape structure that is stretched in first and second directions. The sheet is porous and has a gas permeability of at least 0.1 CFM according to ASTM D737. The sheet has an average Mullen Hydrostatic Burst pressure in the range of 135 psi to 175 psi according to ASTM D751.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Gopakumar Thottupurathu, David Kazemi
  • Publication number: 20140017474
    Abstract: Film structures containing a biaxially oriented film with an extruded polyolefin layer on each side of the biaxially oriented film are obtained. One polyolefin layer may, for example, be fin sealed to exhibit a peelable heat sealable performance. The other polyolefin layer may exhibit a paper like appearance and may be lap sealable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Scott NARKEVICIUS, Gordon Vincent SHARPS, Jon Ian MONTCRIEFF, Roberto SIU, John HOLOVACH, Paige MANUEL
  • Patent number: 8617344
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multistage process for producing hollow plastic articles, encompassing the following steps: a) producing a tubular plastic parison by means of extrusion or coextrusion; b) cutting open the plastic parison to produce two planar-surface parts; c) molding the planar-surface parts in two mold halves to give half shells, where a removable intermediate frame separates the mold halves from one another at least along the peripheral edges, so that the semifinished products/half shells are not in contact with one another; d) opening the mold halves and removing the intermediate frame; e) closing the mold halves, with the result that the half shells come into contact with one another along a peripheral rim; and f) bonding the half shells to give a hollow article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rohde, Jörg Meyer, Rainer Sattel, Jörg Schnorr, Bernhard Springholz, Roger Weinlein, Andreas Wüst
  • Patent number: 8440038
    Abstract: A method for making a laminate includes: extruding a core layer, and advancing the same along a processing line; advancing upper and lower metal layers, and bending the upper metal layer to form a raised bent structure; laminating the upper and lower metal layers with the core layer by passing through a nip of a pair of laminating rollers, one of which has an embossing groove that is shaped to complement the raised bent structure and that permits the raised bent structure to pass therethrough; and embossing the core layer to protrude into the raised bent structure while the core layer and the upper and lower metal layers are passed through the nip. The upper metal layer is inclined with a tangent line that passes through the nip by an angle of less than 15 degrees when at a position immediately upstream of the nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Xxentria Technology Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsien-Te Cheng, Hsien-Sung Cheng
  • Patent number: 8414726
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a plastic spacer/riser to increase useable height of a reclosable fastening system, such as 3M™ Dual Lock™ or Velcro® hook and loop products. The spacer/riser is adapted to be held in place on an external substrate with hot-melt glue, sonic welds, pressure-sensitive adhesives, acrylic foam tape, or screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher S. Autterson
  • Patent number: 8398803
    Abstract: A method for providing an insulated electric high voltage DC cable or a high voltage DC termination or joint. A polymer based insulation system including a compounded polymer composition is provided. The polymer based insulation system is subsequently exposed to a heat treatment procedure while the outer surface of the polymer based insulation system is covered by a cover impermeable to a substance present in the polymer based insulation system in a non-homogenous distribution, thereby equalizing the concentration of the substance in the polymer based insulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventor: Carl-Olof Olsson
  • Patent number: 8388796
    Abstract: A metal member (3) is bonded with an adhesive (6) to have a bond strength higher than the basic material strength of the metal member (3). A metal insertion coupling has a socket portion (4) in which an insertion hole (2a) for inserting the end portion of the metal member (3) is formed. The socket portion (4) has a tapered outer surface extending from the opening end to the back side. The tensile strength of the socket portion (4) at the deepest position along the center line of the insertion hole is equal to or higher than the tensile strength of the metal member (3) in the direction of the center line. The insertion hole (2a) has a width 0.2 mm-0.6 mm larger than that of the end portion of the metal member (3). The end portion of the metal member (3) is pressed into the insertion hole (2a), and an adhesive exists densely between the end portion of the metal member (3) and the surface of the insertion hole (2a), by quenching or cold working the end portion of the metal member (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nihonkansen Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masato Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8367192
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide an intermediate transfer belt for image-forming devices and a method for producing the intermediate transfer belt, the intermediate transfer belt having excellent image transfer to rough paper and resistance to abrasion and being free from problems such as filming, by forming a surface layer that has excellent resistance to abrasion and in which defects such as pinholes are not likely to occur even when the surface layer is thinned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Gunze Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Kuraoka, Satoshi Mitsui, Yuukii Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20130000819
    Abstract: The present invention relates to absorbent articles and non-absorbent articles which comprise at least one improved double-sided soft and elastic material composite. The composites according to the invention may also be breathable. The composites are produced by incrementally stretching a laminate of an elastic layer between two non-elastic cloth-like layers. The non-elastic cloth-like layers tear during stretching such that the elasticity of the laminate after stretching is substantially the same as the elasticity of the film elastic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Tredegar Film Product Corporation
    Inventors: Randell O. Hutson, Andrew J. Peacock
  • Patent number: 8303875
    Abstract: A method for producing a vinylidene fluoride resin film having excellent transparency, weather resistance, chemical resistance, break resistance and formability is provided. The film is shaped by sandwiching a vinylidene fluoride resin in a molten state between rollers or metal belts so as to let them cool down, thus realizing polyvinylidene fluoride with a fine average spherocrystal diameter. Thus, the vinylidene fluoride resin film having the above-stated properties can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhito Wada, Yukihiro Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 8221573
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a preassembly of built in sealant useful in tire manufacturing. The method of making the preassembled sealant includes extruding a center strip and at least two axially outer strips of a sealant onto a first conveyor belt; wherein the center strip and the axially outer strips are in a side by side adjacent relationship. Conveying the center strip onto a second conveyor while the axially outer strips are conveyed on the first conveyor belt towards the end of the belt, wherein the center strip has two outer edges, wherein a divider strip is applied to each other edge in a continuous manner, wherein the center strip is then conveyed onto the axially outer strips and then stitched together forming a preassembled component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Robert Albert Lammlein, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120128953
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide an intermediate transfer belt for image-forming devices and a method for producing the intermediate transfer belt, the intermediate transfer belt having excellent image transfer to rough paper and resistance to abrasion and being free from problems such as filming, by forming a surface layer that has excellent resistance to abrasion and in which defects such as pinholes are not likely to occur even when the surface layer is thinned. An intermediate transfer belt for image-forming devices and a method for producing the same, the intermediate transfer belt comprising at least the following three layers laminated in the described order: (a) a base layer formed from resin, (b) a rubber-elastic layer formed from a rubber or elastomer, having a thickness of 200 to 400 ?m and (c) a surface layer formed from resin, having a thickness of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Takashi Kuraoka, Satoshi Mitsui, Yuuki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8152949
    Abstract: A method for forming a large diameter and very long pipe comprises forming a plurality of pultruded segments via pultrusion and joining the segments along the lengthwise edges thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen L. Bailey, Alan K. Miller
  • Patent number: 8141608
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing extruded coiled tubes for medical purposes is provided which includes rotary shafts protruding from a spindle, each rotary shaft being coupled to a respective flexible shaft resting on a series of supporting elements substantially equidistant to each other and supported by a main central shaft; at least an extrusion head to extrude a ribbon, and at least an extrusion head to extrude a rib; the ribbon and the rib being co-extruded, side by side, and being wound on an ideal surface formed by the external surfaces of the flexible shafts. The apparatus is characterized in that for changing the pitch with which the rib is wound on a base tubular element, formed on its turn by the winding coil of the ribbon, at least two twisting bars operated by a crank are used to rotate the supporting elements with a pre-defined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Giuseppe Zucchi, Daniele Resca, Elisa Romagnoli
  • Publication number: 20120055624
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to the field of plastics manufacturing. In particular, but not by way of limitation, the invention relates to a system and method for manufacturing co-extruded plastic film and products using same. In one embodiment, a first plastic layer having a relatively high melting temperature is co-extruded with a second plastic layer having a relatively low melting temperature. Embodiments of the invention also disclose manufacturing processes for end products that exploit the improved co-extruded film. One embodiment is a process for manufacturing a bag stack with releasable bonds between adjacent bags in the bag stack. Another embodiment is a process for manufacturing a stack of plastic sheets with releasable bonds between adjacent sheets in the sheet stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Robert D. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8101038
    Abstract: The invention discloses double-sided metal clad laminates and fabrication methods thereof. A plurality of polyamic acid coatings is co-extruded on a first metal foil and heat imidization to provide a multilayer polyimide film. A second metal foil is hot pressed on the multilayer polyimide film, thus providing a double-sided metal clad laminate. The polyamic acid coatings include a first, a second, and a third polyamic acid coating with surface tensions of S1, S2, and S3, respectively, satisfying relations of S1>S2>S3, wherein the first polyamic acid coating is the coating directly applied on the first metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Charng-Shing Lu, Shu-Chu Shih, Jinn-Shing King, Shur-Fen Liu
  • Publication number: 20120009428
    Abstract: A wall panel for a bathing system includes a first layer, a second layer, and an adhesive. The first layer is thermo-formable and includes first and second sub-layers. The first sub-layer includes poly(methyl methacrylate), and the second sub-layer includes acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. The first and second sub-layers are co-extruded together. The second layer is fastened to the first layer, and includes a poly-isocyanurate foam sheet, as well as first and second metal faces fastened to the sides of the poly-isocyanurate foam sheet. The adhesive binds the second sub-layer of the first layer to either the first or the second metal face of the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Michael G. Geels
  • Publication number: 20110306921
    Abstract: Therapeutic devices for stimulation of living tissue are provided. Multimodal stimulation may be mechanical, electrical, chemical, sensory and combinations thereof. The devices have a matrix sufficiently elastic so that when attached to the tissue, the matrix is capable of applying force upon the tissue and compliantly responding to force resultant from motion of the tissue. The devices also have an electrically conductive region contained within the matrix, so that, selectable locations of the device are capable of being in electrical communication with a power source and with the tissue. Methods of stimulating tissue as well as methods of making the devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Evelene Huguenin Hawley
  • Publication number: 20110265436
    Abstract: A three-dimensional filter includes a filter frame having a three-dimensional skeletal structure with a filter media connected to the skeletal structure. The filters are nestable. The skeletal structure may be trimmed and provided with walls to create standard sized filters. Methods for making the three-dimensional filter include injection molding of the skeletal structure onto the filter media, injection molding the filter media and the filter frame together in a single molding process, thermoforming a molded or extruded skeletal structure and the filter media, and needle punching a molded or extruded skeletal structure to create filter media within the skeletal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Keith Platt
  • Patent number: 8007616
    Abstract: Breathable materials comprise a fabric layer and a polymer film layer thereon, the polymer film layer comprising a polymer composition and a filler, wherein the breathable material has undergone a physical manipulation to render the polymer film layer microporous such that the WVTR of the breathable material is greater than about 50 g/m2·24 hr, and wherein the breathable material has a first length dimension and a first width dimension before said physical manipulation and a second length dimension and a second width dimension after said physical manipulation, wherein the second length dimension is no more than about 2% greater than the first length dimension and the second width dimension is no more than about 2% greater than the first width dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Jones, David G. Bland, Thomas G. Mushaben, Nicole A. Gerwe
  • Publication number: 20110183088
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter provides a printing sheet provided with a cushioning layer required for suppressing wrinkles due to the elongation of an ink ribbon during thermal transfer and reducing color omission, and provides a method for producing the same. The printing sheet according to the presently disclosed subject matter includes a transparent substrate, a first resin layer formed on one surface of the transparent substrate, a second resin layer formed on the first resin layer, an absorbing layer which is formed on the second resin layer and absorbs a dye in a coloring material of a thermal transfer sheet, a third resin layer formed on the other surface of the transparent substrate sheet, and a lens layer formed on the third resin layer, wherein the first resin layer and the third resin layer have an adhesive function and a cushioning function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Takashi SHIMIZU, Ryuichi KATSUMOTO, Shotaro OGAWA, Ryo HIBINO
  • Patent number: 7964053
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a patterned linoleum sheet, comprising the steps: a) application of a non-linoleum material to at least a part of the surface of a green linoleum and/or introduction of a non-linoleum material into given recesses in the green linoleum, or a?) application of a non-linoleum material in the form of a solution, a paste, a suspension or a dispersion onto the scraped linoleum mixture and calendering of the scraped linoleum mixture provided with the non-linoleum material to give a green linoleum, b) cutting the green linoleum thus obtained into pieces of given length, c) overlaying the cut green linoleum pieces to give a tiled stack of sheets and d) calendering the tiled stack of sheets to give a patterned linoleum sheet. The invention further relates to a patterned linoleum sheet obtained by said method and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Armstrong DLW AG
    Inventors: Marco Dowidat-Eskes, Guido Burmeister, Jörg bzw. Joerg Nienaber
  • Patent number: 7951438
    Abstract: A metallized laminate film exhibiting improved moisture barrier property as well as maintaining a high bio-polymer content and degradability property is disclosed. The laminate film includes a first core layer of polylactic acid polymer and a second skin layer comprising a polyolefin metal receiving layer. The metal receiving layer or the core layer, or both, may be blended with an amount of polar-modified tie-resin to improve bonding. Alternatively, a discrete tie-resin layer may be interposed between the polyolefin metal receiving layer and the crystalline polylactic acid polymer core layer. The polyolefin metal receiving layer may be discharge-treated on the side opposite the core layer and metallized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Lee, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Patent number: 7923100
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the sheet, comprises: a cap layer comprising an acrylic polymer; and a base layer, wherein the sheet is thermoformable. The base layer comprises a cycloaliphatic polyester copolymer and an optionally, an aromatic polycarbonate. The cycloaliphatic polyester copolymer can comprise greater than 10 wt % cycloaliphatic diol or acid or combination thereof, based upon a total weight of the cycloaliphatic polyester copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Sandeep Tripathi, Shreyas Chakravarti, Sapna Kirk Blackburn
  • Patent number: 7914639
    Abstract: A method of making an implantable medical device includes extruding a first ePTFE tube and a second ePTFE tube, cutting a plurality of slits in the first ePTFE tube, positioning a radially expandable support layer between the first and second ePTFE tubes so that the slits span portions of the support layer, and laminating the first ePTFE tube to the second ePTFE tube through openings in the support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Layne, Sandra M. Cundy, Debra A. Bebb
  • Publication number: 20110063544
    Abstract: An optical film comprising a thermoplastic resin and having a tilt direction, which is such that, when a sliced section of the optical film having both a tilt direction and the thickness direction of the film in the sliced plane thereof is placed between two polarizers set in a crossed Nicols configuration, and the two crossed Nicols polarizers are rotated from 0° to 90° while irradiated with light in the direction perpendicular to the polarizer plane, and when the sliced section is analyzed sequentially from one end to the other end in the thickness direction, then all the detected extinction positions are from more than 0° to less than 90° and the birefringence varies in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Kiyokazu Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20110030887
    Abstract: For the production of a double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, having a closed and open side, possessing a carrier film (e) provided on both sides with a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (c,c?), the carrier film (e) being a filmlike carrier film not based on rubber, and there bring at least one release film located on the closed side, on the one pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (c), it is envisaged that, from the melt, two identical or different pressure-sensitive adhesives for the pressure-sensitive adhesive layers (c,c?), a film-forming polymer for the carrier film (e), and a film-forming polymer for the release film be formed, that these components be combined to form a composite, and the at the pressure-sensitive adhesives be crosslinded by means of physical and/or radiation-chemical treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: TESA SE
  • Publication number: 20100330352
    Abstract: A bonded part with a press-fit, vulcanized rubber member residing in compression between two rigid members and bonded thereto. The rubber member is a laminate with a core layer sandwiched between and bonded to two self-bonding rubber layers. The bonded part may be, for example, a vibration damper, isolator or absorber. The core layer and the self-bonding layers may have the same primary elastomer and cure system type, and the self-bonding layers have an adhesion promoter not present in the core layer. The adhesive layers may be from 0.05 to 1 mm thick or from 5% to 10% of the laminate thickness. The method includes forming a rubber core layer, curing it, applying a rubber adhesive layer on each side to form a laminate, inserting the laminate between two rigid members under compression, and post-curing to form a bonded part. The adhesive layers may be partially cured before inserting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Yuding Feng, Lin Zhu, Yahya Hodjat, Paul N. Dunlap
  • Publication number: 20100307670
    Abstract: Provided are multilayer laminates having one or more layers comprising twisted nematic liquid crystals and one or more layers of a polymeric sheet comprising a polymer with a modulus of 20,000 psi (138 MPa) or less. The twisted nematic liquid crystal layers reflect infrared radiation. Thus, the multilayer laminates are useful to reduce the transmission of infrared energy. For example, in some embodiments the multilayer laminates are useful as windows to reduce energy consumption necessary to cool the interior of a structure such as an automobile or building. Preferably, the multilayer laminates retain the beneficial properties of safety glass. The multilayer laminates may include additional layers such as infrared absorbing layers, half wave plates, and the like, to minimize the transmission of infrared energy. The multilayer laminates may also include further additional layers such as polymeric films, polymeric sheets, rigid sheets, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: LEE A SILVERMAN, Marc B. Goldfinger, Richard A. Hayes
  • Patent number: 7833599
    Abstract: Process for the production of a multilayer composite material with a plastic layer that has release properties with respect to adhesives, where the materials producing the release properties are located within the plastic layer, where a first web is provided in production of the composite materia on the one side of which a layer of adhesive is located, after which the plastic layer with the release properties follows, which is in turn bonded to a second web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: 4P Folie Forchheim Zweigniederlassung der Huhtamaki Van Leer Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Walter Gunter
  • Patent number: 7815765
    Abstract: A method for forming a laminated synthetic leather includes engaging a textile carrier onto a carrying roll, extruding one or more materials with an extruder machine into a film, and feeding the film downwardly onto a lamination roll to have the film carried on a portion of an outer peripheral portion of the lamination roll and to have the film to be suitably cooled by the lamination roll. The film and the textile carrier are then compressed together with the rolls, to form the laminated synthetic leather, and to prevent the film from penetrating into the textile carrier to a greater extent, and to form a soft or flexible laminated synthetic leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Swei Mu Wang
  • Patent number: 7815763
    Abstract: The present invention involves porous polymer membranes, suitable for use in medical implants, having controlled pore sizes, pore densities and mechanical properties. Methods of manufacturing such porous membranes are described in which a continuous fiber of polymer is extruded through a reciprocating extrusion head and deposited onto a substrate in a predetermined pattern. When cured, the polymeric material forms a stable, porous membrane suitable for a variety of applications, including reducing emboli release during and after stent delivery, and providing a source for release of bioactive substances to a vessel or organ and surrounding tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited
    Inventors: Joost J. Fierens, Erhard Huesler, Arik Zucker, Eric Marcoux, Philippe Nicaise, Sebastien Dubois
  • Patent number: 7807243
    Abstract: The invention relates to: a label for in-mold forming having excellent suitability for delabeling which comprises a thermoplastic resin film base layer (I) and a heat-sealable resin layer (II) and in which the heat-sealable resin layer (II) has an adhesion strength as measured at 23° C. of 300 gf/15 mm or higher and an adhesion strength as measured at 90° C. of 290 gf/15 mm or lower; and a labeled resin container having the label bonded thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Yupo Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Iwasa, Masaki Shiina, Takatoshi Nishizawa