Of Organic Material Patents (Class 264/126)
  • Patent number: 10420366
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tobacco article may include tobacco disposed in a porous matrix. The tobacco article may provide tobacco, tobacco constituents, or both tobacco and tobacco constituents to the consumer's mouth in the form of particles, liquid, or vapor so as to provide tobacco satisfaction to the consumer. In some circumstances, the tobacco may be integrally molded with a plastic material so that at least a portion of the tobacco is disposed in pores of the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: James Arthur Strickland, Frank Scott Atchley
  • Patent number: 10229767
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to thermoplastic electrostatic dissipative (ESD) composites. The disclosed compositions comprise a thermoplastic resin phase and a filler composition comprising a conductive carbon black and a non-conductive polymer, dispersed within the thermoplastic resin phase. Also disclosed are methods for the manufacture of the disclosed composites and articles of manufacture comprising same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Anton Kumanan, Reema Sinha, Susanta Mitra, Uchiyama Tatsuya
  • Patent number: 10100158
    Abstract: The present invention deals with a process for producing pellets from olefin copolymers. The process comprises: (i) melting the olefin copolymer in an extruder; (ii) extruding the molten olefin copolymer through a die plate into a pellet water bath in a pelletizer thereby producing strands of the olefin copolymer; (iii) cutting the strands of the olefin copolymer in the pelletizer into pellets; and (iv) drying the pellets. The pellet water in the pelletizer contains from 0.1 to 5% by weight of a colloidal silica based on the weight of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Anh Tuan Tran, Sameer Vijay
  • Patent number: 10060596
    Abstract: A method 100 of manufacturing a ceramic light transmitting barrier cell for enclosing a luminescent material and such a ceramic light transmitting barrier cell are provided. A part of a pre-formed barrier cell is formed 102 by providing a material mix comprising a binder and inorganic particles in a first mold. On the part is provided 104 a sacrificial layer for defining a cavity. A remainder part of the pre-formed barrier cell is formed 106 by providing the material mix in a second mold which already comprises the part with the sacrificial layer. The sacrificial layer is at least partially removed 112 to obtain the cavity. Optionally, the pre-formed barrier cell is heated 114, 116 (and/or sintered) to obtain the ceramic light transmitting barrier cell. The method 100 of manufacturing is suitable for producing at large scale relatively cheap and accurately formed ceramic light transmitting barrier cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Martin Hillebrand Blees, Durandus Kornelius Dijken, Petrus Antonius Augustinus Huberts
  • Patent number: 10052821
    Abstract: A method uses a powder bed-based additive production of components such as laser melting. The interior wall of a hollow cylinder is used as a construction platform. Progressive production of the component is possible by rotating the hollow cylinder step-by-step in direction. This allows production of components without set-up times as the components can emerge from the powder bed as rotation continues and can be separated from the hollow cylinder by a separating device. The space requirement for the hollow cylinder in this arrangement is relatively small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Olaf Rehme
  • Patent number: 10022792
    Abstract: Processing of polymer-metal blend composition involving viscosity control under ambient conditions suitable for shape forming and homogeneous green body preparation. The advancement involves effective controlling of the rate of settling of the metal particles in polymer-metal blend under ambient conditions to generate a cost effective and simple process for producing shape formable dough. Advantageously, the present invention provides a rapid, energy saving process involving minimum material loss and utilizing non hazardous solvent system such as water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Indian Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Pavan Kumar Srivas, Kausik Kapat, Santanu Dhara
  • Patent number: 9840576
    Abstract: Solid, non-melting polyurethanes having a glass transition temperature of at least 40° C. and free isocyanate groups are self-bonding materials that are useful in a variety of adhesive and molding operations. Under conditions of heat and moisture, these polyurethanes will self-bond. The polyurethanes can be used as adhesive coatings, which are solid and non-tacky and thus can be transported and stored easily under ambient conditions. These polyurethane adhesives are especially useful in applications in which, due to the location and/or orientation of the substrates, liquid or melting materials cannot be applied easily or will run off the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kaoru Aou, Dwight D. Latham, Juan Carlos Medina
  • Patent number: 9732199
    Abstract: A method for producing a breathable film based on polyvinyl chloride (PVC), including the following steps. Preparing a paste-like compound including a first fraction composed of PVC, a second fraction composed of a foreign material, and a third fraction composed of adjuvants and/or additives that that are mixed together to form the paste-like compound, applying the paste-like compound to a base, and drying and gelling the paste-like compound, which has been applied to the base, through the addition of heat, thus forming the film in which pores extending from the one surface of the film to the other are formed, which give the film breathability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Konrad Hornschuch AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Neumann, Birgit Kammerer
  • Patent number: 9702146
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to for incorporating virgin or recycled thermoplastic resin materials into architectural thermoplastic panels that have ordered and reproducible geometric patterns. More specifically, at least one implementation provides a method for fusing thermoplastic elongated members, such as circular rods and rectangular bars, sourced from recycled thermoplastic resin to form the architectural thermoplastic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: 3Form, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Sutton, John E. C. Willham, Charles H. Moore
  • Patent number: 9266480
    Abstract: An instrument panel has a substrate and a cover formed by laminating a cushion layer on the back surface of a cover body. A terminal portion of the cushion layer includes a body portion and a peripheral edge portion. The peripheral edge portion is plastically deformed into a compressed state and located around the body portion. The terminal portion of the substrate includes a flat portion and a flange portion. The flange portion surrounds the flat portion in a state of protruding to the top side. The cover is adhered onto the terminal portion of the substrate by adhering the body portion onto the flat portion and adhering the peripheral edge portion onto the flange portion. The peripheral edge portion is adhered onto the flange portion in a state where the peripheral edge portion is folded along the top surface and a side surface of the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Fujita, Shunta Asakuma, Chiharu Totani, Minoru Toda
  • Patent number: 9168721
    Abstract: A tile includes a protecting layer, a printing layer, and a filler layer. The protecting layer, the printing layer, and the filler layer are laminated to each other in a top-to-bottom sequence. The protecting layer, the printing layer, and the filler layer are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PETG). Hence, the tile made of PETG meets environmental friendly requirements, is suitable for use in different locations, and easy adhesion in installation. A method for manufacturing a tile includes the steps of: providing a protecting layer, a printing layer, and a filler layer, wherein the protecting layer, the printing layer, and the filler layer are made of PETG; laminating the protecting layer, the printing layer, and the filler layer in a top-to-bottom sequence so as to form a semi-finished product; and stress-releasing the semi-finished tile product to form a tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: KING-TILE CORP.
    Inventor: Kuo-Min Wu
  • Publication number: 20150028512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical dosage forms, for example to a tamper resistant dosage form including an opioid analgesic, and processes of manufacture, uses, and methods of treatment thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Purdue Pharma L.P.
    Inventors: William H. McKenna, Richard O. Mannion, Edward P. O'Donnell, Haiyong H. Huang
  • Patent number: 8906289
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a friction disk including preparing a mixture including a carbide-forming element having an average particle size ?2,000 ?m, a resin, optionally a binder, and optionally fine carbon, and/or short carbon fibers; forming the mixture at ? to 280° C. to produce a molded body; heating the molded body to approximately 750° C. to approximately 1300° C. to form a porous carbon body including a carbon residue; heating the porous carbon body to a temperature above the melting point of the carbide-forming element thereby reacting the carbide-forming element with at least a portion of the carbon residue to yield an alveolar structure; infiltrating the alveolar structure with silicon at a temperature above the melting point of silicon thereby filling at least one pore of the alveolar structure with silicon and reacting the silicon with an amount of unreacted carbon residue to form silicon carbide; and obtaining a friction disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Audi
    Inventors: Andreas Kienzle, Ingrid Krätschmer
  • Publication number: 20140343526
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a nonwoven web with multicomponent fibers having at least a first and a second component which differ from each other in color. The nonwoven web is pattern bonded to obtain bonded areas have a different color versus the unbonded areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Terry Knapmeyer, Dark Saevecke, Han Xu, Amy Eichstadt Waun, J. Michael Bills, Mike P. Purdon, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele, Joerg Endres
  • Patent number: 8877874
    Abstract: A powder mixture is described, which is suitable for a layer-wise manufacturing of a three-dimensional object by solidifying a building material in powder form. The powder mixture consists of a mixture of a first polyamide 12 powder and a second polyamide 12 powder, wherein the first polyamide 12 powder is characterized by an increase of its viscosity number determined in accordance with ISO 307 that is less than 10%, when the powder is exposed for 20 hours to a temperature that lies 10° C. below its melting temperature under nitrogen atmosphere, and the second polyamide 12 powder is characterized by an increase of its viscosity number, determined in accordance with ISO 307, by 15% or more, when the powder is exposed for 20 hours to a temperature that lies 10° C. below its melting temperature under nitrogen atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventor: Stefan Paternoster
  • Publication number: 20140287193
    Abstract: A covering layer for a sanitary article includes a base member of non-woven material. The non-woven material is constructed from staple fibres and has a plurality of holes formed therein which have a larger diameter than pores of the non-woven material. The staple fibres have a fibre fineness which is selected from a range from greater than 1 dtex to less than or equal to 5 dtex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Stephanie Lambertz, Peter Rutsch, Michael Zaminer, Adrian Haaser
  • Patent number: 8828162
    Abstract: Porous supported articles and methods of making are disclosed. Multicomponent polymeric fibers are introduced into a forming chamber and are infilled at least into the interior void spaces of a support web. At least some of the infilled multicomponent component fibers are self-bonded to each other to form a porous web that is embedded within the support web. The porous embedded web may contain particles that are bonded to the multicomponent fibers of the web. The optional particles in the porous embedded web may be e.g. abrasive, absorbent, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jeremie Peyras-Carratte, Jean-Marie Coant, Lahoussaine Lalouch
  • Patent number: 8821774
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, including subjecting a polyethylene tape with a weight average molecular weight of at least 500,000 grams/mole, a Mw/Mn ratio of at most 6, and a 200/110 uniplanar orientation parameter of at least 3 to a force in the direction of the thickness of the tape over the entire width of the tape. A polyethylene fiber having a Mw of at least 500 000 gram/mole, a Mw/Mn ratio of at most 6, and a 020 uniplanar orientation value of at most 55°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid B.V.
    Inventors: Anton Peter De Weijer, Martinus Wilhelmus Maria Gemma Peters, Joris Eem Van Der, Hendrik Van De Hee
  • Patent number: 8815134
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a film of ultra-high molecular weight polyolefin comprising: (a) subjecting a starting ultra-high molecular weight polyolefin with a weight average molecular weight of at least 500 000 gram/mole in powder form to a compacting step using an isobaric press; and (b) subjecting the compacted polyolefin to a rolling step and at least one stretching step under such conditions that at no point during the processing of the polymer its temperature is raised to a value above its melting point. The process allows for the manufacture of ultra-high molecular weight polyolefin films of high quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid B.V.
    Inventor: Martinus Wilhelmus Maria Gemma Peters
  • Patent number: 8734700
    Abstract: A process for the production of virtually full density polyolefin suitable for further processing by drawing to form a high tenacity, highly oriented polyolefin sheet comprising: a) feeding a metered amount of polyolefin powder into the nip between two vertically stacked and heated calender rolls through application of the polyolefin powder to the apex of the topmost of the two heated calender rolls; b) rolling the powder through the nip until a coherent sheet of polyolefin sheet is produced: and c) once a coherent polyolefin sheet exits the nip adjusting the temperature in the nip to obtain specific tensile and elongation properties. Apparatus for the performance of such a process is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Harding, Gene C. Weedon
  • Publication number: 20140138305
    Abstract: An article including multi-component fibers and particles is disclosed. The multi-component fibers include at least a first polymeric composition and a second polymeric composition, are adhered together, and are non-fusing at a temperature of at least 110° C. At least a portion of the external surfaces of the multi-component fibers includes the first polymeric composition. Particles are adhered or directly attached to the first polymeric composition on the external surfaces of at least some of the multi-component fibers along their lengths. The particles include at least one of activated carbon, superabsorbent polymer particles, and abrasive particles. In some embodiments, the particles are distributed throughout the thickness of a web of the multi-component fibers. A method of making the articles is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Michael D. Crandall, Ignatius A. Kadoma, Andrew J. Peterson, Bruce A. Sventek, Yong K. Wu
  • Patent number: 8703028
    Abstract: A method for compression molding of poly(arylene ether) powder comprises introducing a powder comprising unheated poly(arylene ether) powder to compaction equipment comprising a compression mold and subjecting the powder in the compression mold to a pressure sufficient to produce an article having a density greater than the unheated poly(arylene ether) powder wherein the pressure is applied at a temperature less than the glass transition temperature of the poly(arylene ether) powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Manatesh Chakraborty, Hua Guo, Lakshmikant S. Powale
  • Patent number: 8690981
    Abstract: This application discloses porous self-sealing media comprising a sintered mixture of an absorbent material and a thermoplastic. The self-sealing media block passage of organic solvents or organic solvents in aqueous mixtures, wherein the organic solvents are at concentrations greater than about 40%. The self-sealing media also block acidic solutions. The self-sealing media are useful in a variety of applications such as a pipette tip filter, in line filter, vent, non-mechanical check valve, safety valve, and suction canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Porex Corporation
    Inventor: Guoqiang Mao
  • Patent number: 8628843
    Abstract: The present invention provides sintered composite polymeric materials and methods of making and using the same. The sintered composite polymeric materials are made by sintering composite particles comprising a polytetrafluoroethylene component and a carbonaceous component, wherein the carbonaceous component is dispersed throughout the polytetrafluoroethylene component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Porex Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew James MacLennan
  • Patent number: 8591855
    Abstract: Porous carbon is provided which is a carbonization and optionally an activation product of a precursor resin, which has a pore structure that, as estimated by nitrogen adsorption porosimetry, comprises micropores and mesopores/macropores, said micropores and mesopores/macropores being in a bimodal distribution with few pores of size 2-10 nm, and the mesopores/macropores providing escape routes for volatile products during carbonization of the precursor resin. The porous carbon can be made by a method which comprises (a) forming a precursor resin by reacting a nucleophilic component which comprises a phenolic compound or a phenol condensation prepolymer optionally with one or more modifying reagents with an electrophilic cross-linking agent selected from formaldehyde, paraformaldehyde, furfural and hexamethylene tetramine in solution in a pore former e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Robert Tenninson, Oleksandr Prokopovych Kozynchenko, Volodymyer Vasylijovych Strelko, Andrew John Blackburn
  • Patent number: 8568633
    Abstract: Thermoplastic particle foams which have cells having a mean cell size in the range from 20 to 500 ?m and in which the cell membranes have a nanocellular or fibrous structure having pore or fiber diameters below 1500 nm, and also processes for producing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Carsten Schips, Klaus Hahn, Georg Gräβel, Daniela Longo-Schedel, Jens Assmann, Andreas Gietl
  • Publication number: 20130270036
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing plastic acoustic material including transforming plastic precursor material into plastic granules, filling a mold with the granules while forming air pockets between the granules in the mold, heating the mold, thereby at least partially melting the granules in the mold, and cooling the mold, thereby allowing the at least partially melted granules to solidify around the air pockets and thereby forming the plastic acoustic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: GOLAN PLASTIC PRODUCTS LTD.
    Inventors: Shany PELED, Shlomi EIGER, Yariv ZIV, Doron MARCO, Shimon KORIN
  • Patent number: 8529809
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for compression molding of composite material quasi-isotropic flakes. According to some embodiments disclosed herein, a first layer formed from a composite component material and a second layer formed from a composite component material are consolidated together to form a quasi-isotropic panel. Composite material flakes having quasi-isotropic properties (“quasi-flakes”) are obtained from the quasi-isotropic panel. A compression mold is filled with the quasi-flakes, and heat is applied to the compression mold to form a part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Aaron William Bartel, David Eric Gideon, Gregg Robert Bogucki
  • Publication number: 20130209765
    Abstract: The forging-reinforced composite constructed of a plurality of different kinds of materials, which have compatible polymers comprising crystalline and glass phases at room temperature for the matrices, is a composite, wherein, by being forged in a layer-separated state in which each of the different kinds of materials forms micron-sized fibrous layers that crossed and intermingled three-dimensionally with each other and the arrangement of the crystals in the crystalline phases configuring the matrices having a disordered orientation without anisotropy in a variety of directions, the inherent-properties of the material of each layer are complementarily reinforced. A mixed nonwoven fabric wherein microfibers are crossed and intermingled two- or three-dimensionally with each other is manufactured and heated under pressure at or above the melting point of the polymers to manufacture compact blocks wherein the microfibers are welded. Then, the compact blocks are forged at a crystallization temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Yasuo Shikinami
  • Patent number: 8501858
    Abstract: Graphite nanoplatelets of expanded graphite and polymer composites produced therefrom are described. The graphite is expanded from an intercalated graphite by microwaves or radiofrequency waves in the presence of a gaseous atmosphere. The composites have barrier and/or conductive properties due to the expanded graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Lawrence T. Drzal, Hiroyuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 8487029
    Abstract: A lead-free, non-toxic composite material including a thermosetting polymer and at least one of a heavy particulate filler, a light particulate filler or a combination thereof. The composite material may be utilized in manufacturing articles used in radiation shielding applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Composite Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiujun Wang
  • Patent number: 8449986
    Abstract: Biocomposite compositions and compositions, which include dried distillers solubles, and which can be used in making biocomposite compositions are described. Methods for preparing the compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Scout Materials LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Riebel, Jeffrey L. Tate
  • Patent number: 8445089
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions comprising (a) 92 to 99 weight percent, of polyoxymethylene with number average molecular weight from 65,000 to 250,000 g/mole; and (b) 1 to 8 weight percent of an imidized acrylic resin obtained by treating an acrylic polymer with a monoalkyl amine, wherein the weight percents of a and b are based on their combined weight, and monoalkyl group has from one to five carbon atoms, the degree of imidization is 20% to 100% and the acid level is from 0 to about 2 weight percent of the imidized acrylic resin. The composition has significantly higher heat deflection temperature than the neat polyoxymethylene. Processes of increasing heat deflection temperature of POM compositions are described herein by blending (a) and (b), wherein the resultant melt-mixed composition has a 200% increase or greater in time to 5% creep strain relative to the same melt-mixed composition lacking (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Xiyun (Serene) Fan, Ramabhadra Ratnagiri
  • Patent number: 8388790
    Abstract: There is described a process for the production of a multilayer body (4) having an electrically conductive layer (421) arranged on a carrier layer (41), in which there is provided a transfer film (5) having a transfer layer (52) of an electrically conductive polymer. The electrically conductive layer is transferred from the transfer film (5) on to the multilayer body (4). There are also provided a transfer film and a multilayer body produced in accordance with the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Schindler, Walter Lehnberger
  • Publication number: 20120270052
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating composition, foam particles coated therewith, processes for producing foam moldings, and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Benjamin Nehls, Tatiana Ulanova, Sabine Fuchs, Klaus Hahn, Bernhard Schmied
  • Patent number: 8287784
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a composition of at least two components, comprising the steps of: providing at least one first fluid component; providing at least one second solid component and processing it so that the first component can diffuse into the second component; and diffusing the first component into the second component. A composition prepared by such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics AG
    Inventors: Yvo Dirix, Lorenz Brunner, Jonathan Sander
  • Patent number: 8227518
    Abstract: A cured porous phenolic resin is provided that can be made by cross-linking a phenol-formaldehyde pre-polymer in the presence of a pore former, preferably ethylene glycol. The resin may be formed in situ by condensing a phenol with or without modifying agents and with cross-linking agent by pouring partially cross-linked resin into hot oil, in which case mesoporous resin beads are obtained. The resulting resin has mesopores observable in carbon derived from said resin by a pore structure of said derived carbon that comprises mesopores of diameter of 20-500 ?, as estimated by nitrogen adsorption porosimentry, the value for the differential of pore volume V with respect to the logarithm of pore radius R (dV/d log R) for the mesopores being greater than 0.2 for at least some values of pore size in the range 20-500 ?. Microporous beads of the resin may be carbonized into mesoporous carbon beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen Robert Tennison, Oleksundr Prokopovych Kozynchenko, Volodymyr Vasyljovych Strelko, Andrew John Blackburn
  • Patent number: 8216506
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention includes: a step of setting a piece of a plant containing moisture inside a pressurizing apparatus and hermetically closing the internal space of the pressurizing apparatus; a step of applying a heat and a pressure to the piece of the plant; and a step of (i) enabling ventilation between the inside of the pressurizing apparatus and outside thereof after the piece of the plant reaches a predetermined molding temperature, (ii) retaining the pressure and the temperature for a predetermined period, (iii) cooling a molded article, and (iv) taking out the molded article from the pressurizing apparatus. This realizes a method for processing a plant which method makes it possible to mold a piece of a plant into a desired shape without reducing the piece of the plant into powder and without using an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: National University Corporation Kyoto Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Norio Takakura, Takashi Iizuka, Ryohei Kuramatsu
  • Patent number: 8187534
    Abstract: The present invention provides porous barrier compositions comprising color change indicators and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Porex Corporation
    Inventor: Guoqiang Mao
  • Patent number: 8172562
    Abstract: There are provided a device and a method for layer-wise generative manufacturing of three-dimensional objects by selective solidification of a solidifiable building material in liquid or powder form. By a rotational movement of the building region (2), in which the objects are manufactured, with respect to a material application device (7) for applying layers of the building materials and a solidification arrangement (1) the material application device (7) and the solidification arrangement (1) can be used simultaneously at different places in the building region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventor: Thomas Mattes
  • Patent number: 8141717
    Abstract: The present invention provides sintered polymeric materials and methods of making the same which are useful in a variety of applications. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a sintered polymeric material comprising at least one plastic and at least one elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Porex Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Wingo, Michael E. Witover, Guoqiang Mao, Andre Maertens, Gerald Kunth, Daniel George Fullerton, Ike Iaokim Haldopoulos, Take Huat Tan, Deborah B. Reed
  • Publication number: 20120064284
    Abstract: A bicycle component is provided comprising an elongated body consisting of structural fibers incorporated in a matrix of polymeric material and having, in an end part thereof, a seat for the mechanical coupling of the component with an element of the bicycle. Also provided in the zone between the seat and the end of the body is a continuous layer of structural fibers which surround the seat and which ensure mechanical continuity in the aforementioned zone. The central part of the component comprises at least one first layer formed of continuous structural fibers incorporated in a matrix of polymeric material and at least one second layer formed of small pieces of structural fibers incorporated in a matrix of polymeric material and arranged randomly inside the layer, such layers overlapping each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: CAMPAGNOLO S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Dal Prà, Paolo Dettori, Mauri Feltrin
  • Publication number: 20120032103
    Abstract: The invention relates to coated foam particles, processes for producing foam moldings and the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: TATIANA ULANOVA, Sabine Fuchs, Bernhard Schmied, Klaus Hahn, Murray Orpin
  • Publication number: 20110162667
    Abstract: A tobacco smoking device comprises a porous mass of active particles adapted to enhance a tobacco smoke flowing over said active particles and binder particles. The active particles comprises about 1-99% weight of the porous mass, and the binder particles comprises about 1-99% weight of said porous mass. The active particles and said binder particles are bound together at randomly distributed points throughout the porous mass. The active particles have a greater particle size than the binder particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Burke, Meinhard Gusik, Julia Hufen, Luis Jimenez, Raymond Robertson, Ramesh Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20110151737
    Abstract: Dimensionally stable nonwoven fibrous webs include a multiplicity of continuous fibers formed from one or more thermoplastic polyesters and polypropylene in an amount greater than 0% and no more than 10% by weight of the web. The webs have at least one dimension which decreases by no greater than 10% in the plane of the web when heated to a temperature above a glass transition temperature of the fibers. A spunbond process may be used to produce substantially continuous fibers that exhibit molecular orientation. A meltblown process may be used to produce discontinuous fibers that do not exhibit molecular orientation. The webs may be used as articles for filtration, sound absorption, thermal insulation, surface cleaning, cellular growth support, drug delivery, personal hygiene, medical apparel, or wound dressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Eric M. Moore, John D. Stelter, Michael R. Berrigan, Francis E. Porbeni, Matthew T. Scholz, Sian F. Fennessey, Jay M. Jennen
  • Patent number: 7947204
    Abstract: A method for compression molding of poly(arylene ether) powder comprises introducing a powder comprising unheated poly(arylene ether) powder to compaction equipment comprising a compression mold and subjecting the powder in the compression mold to a pressure sufficient to produce an article having a density greater than the unheated poly(arylene ether) powder wherein the pressure is applied at a temperature less than the glass transition temperature of the poly(arylene ether) powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Manatesh Chakraborty, Hua Guo, Lakshmikant S. Powale
  • Patent number: 7918952
    Abstract: A process for transforming unused motor vehicle headliner or headliner edges into a bonded composite that can be used in motor vehicles. Unused motor headliner or headliner edges are combined with binder to create a bondable mixture. The bondable mixture is exposed to heat causing the binder to melt to create the bonded composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Gary Young
  • Patent number: 7914635
    Abstract: A unitary, fiber-containing composite comprises (a) a first region comprising a plurality of first binder fibers and a plurality of bast fibers, (b) a second region disposed above the first region, the second region comprising a plurality of second binder fibers and a plurality of bast fibers, and (c) a transitional region disposed between the first region and the second region. The transitional region comprises concentrations of the first binder fiber, the second binder fiber, and the bast fiber. The concentration of the first binder fiber in the first transitional region is greatest proximate to the first region and least proximate to the second region, and the concentration of the second binder fiber and the bast fiber in the first transitional region is greatest proximate to the second region and least proximate to the first region. A method for producing a unitary, fiber-containing composite is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Gregory J. Thompson, Jessica Ann Qinghong, Sterling R. Mensch, David E. Wenstrup, Shah N. Huda
  • Patent number: 7863387
    Abstract: Fluoropolymers having a —CF adjacent to a —CH which are subsequently dehydrofluorinated to create a —C?C— can be used as controlled release carriers for therapeutic agent(s) by covalently conjugating the therapeutic agent(s) to the fluoropolymer at the —C?C—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Parsonage
  • Patent number: 7846301
    Abstract: A method of production of blast furnace coke comprising drying mixed coal, then, or simultaneously with the drying, classifying it to fine-grained coal and coarse-grained coal, then adding to the fine-grained coal at a temperature of 80 to 350° C. a caking additive comprised of one or more of a heavy distillate of tar, soft pitch, and petroleum pitch, agglomerating it by hot pressing, then mixing the clumps of coal and the coarse-grained coal and charging and carbonizing the mixture in a coke oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Katou, Isao Sugiyama, Yoshiaki Nakashima, Hiroshi Uematsu, Takashi Arima, Masahiko Yokomizo, Michitaka Sakaida