By Extrusion Spraying Or Gravity Fall Through Orifice Patents (Class 264/13)
  • Patent number: 10497638
    Abstract: A method of producing ceramic wafer includes a forming step and processing step. The processing step includes forming positioning notch or positioning, flat edge and edge profile, which avoids the ceramic wafers to have processing defect during cutting, grinding, and polishing, for increasing yield. The ceramic particles for producing ceramic wafer include nitride ceramic powder, oxide ceramic powder, and nitride ceramic powder. The ceramic wafer has low dielectric constant, insulation, and excellent heat dissipation, which can be applied for the need of semiconductor process, producing electric product and semiconductor equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HONG CHUANG APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruey-Hsia Chiang, Yan-Kai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10471671
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing onto a curved surface of an article are disclosed. An embodiment of a method may include receiving the article and extruding a composite yarn from a nozzle. A method may include attaching the composite yarn to the curved surface by moving the nozzle in a direction aligned with a first axis and a direction aligned with second axis along the curved surface. The first axis may be approximately normal to the print surface and the second axis may be approximately normal to the first direction. The article may be repositioned during printing to accommodate nozzle movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Waatti, Yoav Sterman
  • Patent number: 10328000
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for forming particles. The apparatus and process employs an intermediate mixer downstream of a batch mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Vincent Joseph Sodd, Alessandro Corona, III
  • Patent number: 10279335
    Abstract: Spheroidal catalyst support, supported catalyst, and method of preparing and using the catalyst for hydrodemetallation of metal-containing heavy oil feedstocks are disclosed. The catalyst supports comprise titania alumina having 5 wt % or less titania and have greater than 30% percent of their pore volume in pores having a diameter of between 200 and 500 ?. Catalysts prepared from the supports contain Group 6, 9 and 10 metals or metal compounds supported on the titania alumina supports. Catalysts in accordance with the invention exhibit improved catalytic activity and stability to remove metals from heavy feedstocks during a hydrotreating process. The catalysts also provide increased sulfur and MCR conversion during a hydrotreating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Refining Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stanislaw Plecha, Narinobu Kagami, Viorel Duma, John Everett Creighton
  • Patent number: 10267570
    Abstract: The heat exchanger is adapted for cooling a coolant (e.g., water), used to cool a device or an area (e.g., building interior), such as during periods of peak energy cost and usage, to save energy and energy costs. The heat exchanger includes a coolant storage tank with one or more refrigerant circulators in contact with the floor of the tank. The circulators use a refrigerant having a freezing temperature colder than the coolant, with coolant on the floor of the tank forming a layer of ice thereon. A rotary scraper extends up through the tank floor from each circulator, with the scrapers operating to remove the thin layer of ice from the floor as the ice forms. The resulting ice chips are relatively small and thin, thus having a relatively large surface area for their volume in order to maximize melting and rapid cooling of the coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Syed A. M. Said, Muhammad Umar Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10245423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a microstructure, the method comprising the steps of: (a) preparing a viscous composition on a lower substrate; and (b) applying centrifugal force to the viscous composition to induce extension of the viscous composition, thereby manufacturing a microstructure. According to the present invention, (i) a microstructure having a micro-unit diameter and sufficient effective length and hardness is provided; (ii) any process that may destroy activation of a drug or cosmetic component, such as high-temperature treatment, organic solvent treatment, etc., is avoided; (iii) loss resulting from contact and separation is reduced; (iv) the limitation of aspect ratio of the manufactured microstructure is overcome; (v) the limitation of yield resulting from flatness is overcome; and (vi) microstructures of various shapes can be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: JUVIC INC.
    Inventors: Hyung Il Jung, Hui Suk Yang, Su Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10233300
    Abstract: Foamable aqueous compositions can be foamed and applied to porous substrates to make light-blocking dry opacifying elements. Such compositions have 0.05-15 weight % of porous particles; at least 20 weight % of a binder; at least 0.0001 weight % of additives (including a surfactant); water; and at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant. Each porous particle includes a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores; a mode particle size of 2-50 ?m; and a porosity of 20-70 volume %. The continuous polymeric phase Tg is >80° C. and has a polymer viscosity of 80-500 centipoises at an ethyl acetate shear rate of 100 sec?1 at a concentration of 20 weight % at 25° C. The dry opacifying element light blocking value is at least 4 and has a luminous reflectance >40% as measured by the color space Y tristimulus value. The foamed aqueous composition has a foam density of 0.1-0.5 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick, Joseph Salvatore Sedita
  • Patent number: 10190062
    Abstract: Methods for preparing, converting, and/or transporting bitumen are provided. Asphaltene prills, prilling processes, and converted bitumen suitable for transport are disclosed. One method for preparing bitumen for transport comprises: separating asphaltene from the bitumen to generate a deasphalted oil and asphaltene; separating the asphaltene into a first asphaltene fraction and a second asphaltene fraction, the first asphaltene fraction being less soluble in deasphalted oil and the second asphaltene fraction being more soluble in deasphalted oil; and forming an asphaltene prill comprising an inner core comprising the second asphaltene fraction and an outer layer comprising the first asphaltene fraction. Asphaltene prills disclosed herein may comprise an inner core comprising an asphaltene fraction having more solubility in deasphalted oil, and an outer layer comprising an asphaltene fraction having less solubility in deasphalted oil. Methods for the transport of bitumen via a pipeline are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CENOVUS ENERGY INC.
    Inventor: Subodh Gupta
  • Patent number: 10188126
    Abstract: A cotton candy preparing device is provided that has a rotary pot dividable into a pot upper portion and a pot bottom portion, a plurality of legs extending downwards from near a circumferential edge portion of a lower end of the upper pot portion and including a leg end portion expanding outwards at a lower end thereof, a heating plate provided on an upper surface of the pot bottom portion, and leg receiving holes provided near a circumferential edge portion of the upper surface of the pot bottom portion to allow the legs to be inserted individually, and the leg receiving holes each have an inserting portion permitting the passage of the leg end portion and a leg stopping portion connecting continuously to a side of the inserting portion and whose width to an outer circumferential direction of the rotary pot is made narrower than the inserting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AGATSUMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 10172881
    Abstract: A dialysis acid precursor assembly including: a bicarbonate containing concentrate and a dialysis acid concentrate solution including powder components mixed with water. The powder components include (1) a sodium chloride powder, (2) at least one dry acid powder, and (3) a magnesium chloride 4.5-hydrate (MgCl2.4.5H2O) powder in a quantity such that a concentration of about 7.5-50 mM magnesium ions is provided in the dialysis acid concentrate solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventors: Olof Jansson, Jens Gustafsson, Torbjorn Linden
  • Patent number: 10137090
    Abstract: A nozzle, an apparatus, and a method for producing dual-layer microparticles used as microcarriers. The nozzle includes a nozzle body having a first fluid passageway and a cover mounted to the nozzle body and having a second fluid passageway. A plurality of extension tubes is communicated with an end of the first fluid passageway and is spaced from each other. Each extension tube includes an outlet port distant to the first fluid passageway. A plurality of sleeves is communicated with the second fluid passageway. Each sleeve includes an opening distant to the second fluid passageway. Each extension tube extends into one of the sleeves. An outer wall of each extension tube is spaced from an inner wall of one of the sleeves. The outlet port of each extension tube is located between the second fluid passageway and the opening of one of the sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Hung, Zong-Hsin Liu, Ying-Chieh Lin, Ming-Fang Tsai, Hai-Ching Tsou, Ying-Cheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10130961
    Abstract: Hydrodynamic focusing of two fluid steams provides a novel micro printing technology for printed electronics and other high performance applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Keicher, Adam Cook
  • Patent number: 10086353
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing a dispersion, which enable high-speed and highly-efficient production of a dispersion of a reaction product having desired properties, are provided. The present invention relates to such a method and an apparatus for producing a dispersion. In the method and the apparatus, a first substance is dissolved or dispersed in a first liquid, a second substance is dissolved or dispersed in a second liquid or a low dielectric liquid, a phase of the second liquid and a phase of the low dielectric liquid are one on top of the other in such a manner that the two phases are separated from each other, a spray port of a nozzle is disposed in the low dielectric liquid phase, or is disposed at a position apart from the two phases but close to the low dielectric liquid phase in such a manner that the spray port is oriented to a liquid surface of the low dielectric liquid phase, and an electrode is disposed in the second liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Nicca Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Wakisaka, Hitomi Kobara, Hirotomo Banko, Kana Ueda, Toshiki Kounishi, Daiki Nakai
  • Patent number: 9943874
    Abstract: A process for generating droplets with a modulatable droplet size distribution, comprises: making a stream of liquid strike a support with a given relative impact velocity; making said support vibrate at at least one vibration frequency; heating said support to a impact temperature such that the liquid film formed by the impact and made to vibrate is heated to a principal temperature to form in combination what are called principal droplets from said film; and transporting said droplets via a transfer/braking/sorting system to a liquid for precipitating the principal droplets, said transportation being carried out at a transportation temperature, all of these parameters, namely the relative impact velocity, the vibration frequency, the principal temperature and the transportation temperature allowing the droplet size of said formed principal droplets and the velocity of the latter to be modulated. A device allowing the process to be implemented is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Méryl Brothier, Dominique Moulinier
  • Patent number: 9895707
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating aerosol particles that are substantially uniform in size said apparatus includes a droplet generator comprised of a metal capillary for a liquid to flow through to form a liquid stream flowing into a gas stream. The metal capillary is vibrated by a piezoelectric ceramic at a substantially constant frequency to cause the liquid stream to breakup into droplets that are substantially uniform in size in the gas stream, the gas stream being maintained at a velocity in the range between approximately 10% to 100% of the speed of sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MSP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hongxu Duan, Francisco J. Romay, Amir A. Naqwi, Benjamin Y. H. Liu
  • Patent number: 9878467
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for forming particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard Albert Huddleston, Lisa Grace Frentzel, Robert Richard Dykstra
  • Patent number: 9861581
    Abstract: This invention relates to a granulate comprising mannitol and sorbitol in a weight ratio of between 70:30 and 97:3. This invention also relates to the use of a granulate in the preparation of orodispersible tablets, to the orodispersible tablets obtained with a granulate and to a process of for producing a granulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: E-PHARMA TRENTO S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimiliano Rossi, Riccardo Catalano, Silvia Boschetti, Paolo Andreatta
  • Patent number: 9833470
    Abstract: A dialysis acid precursor assembly including: a dry dialysis acid precursor composition including sodium chloride, a dry acid and a magnesium chloride 4.5-hydrate (MgCl2.4.5H2O), a calcium salt and at least one of a potassium salt, calcium salt and an anhydrous glucose, and a moisture-resistant container having a water vapor transmission rate less than 0.2 g/m2/d at 38° C./90% RH, wherein the dry dialysis acid precursor composition is sealed in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Olof Jansson, Jens Gustafsson, Torbjorn Linden
  • Patent number: 9821503
    Abstract: A melt processing plant is provided that includes a melt charger for charging a processing head, in particular a pelletizing head, with melt, in which a diverter valve for discharging the melt during a starting and/or retooling phase is associated to the melt charger upstream of the processing head. A splitter divides the discharged melt into melt portions with the melt channels of the splitter head having at least one step-like cross-sectional enlargement of their inflow portion, a cross-sectional shape different from the outlet cross-section of the discharge channel, and an open orifice region out of the splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: GALA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Eloo, Juergen Veltel
  • Patent number: 9683139
    Abstract: An improved composite wood adhesive filler, a method of producing such a filler, and an adhesive mixture including such filler are provided, with the filler having performance satisfactory to the manufacturing needs of composite and ply wood products. The adhesive mixture may comprise a filler and one or more extenders. The filler can replace extenders for weight, without introducing instability or viscosity problems. The filler may be drawn from the residue co-product of cellulosic ethanol production using corn stover as feed stock material, which would otherwise be a waste product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Ply-Bond Chemical and Mill Supplies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald N. Tillman, Todd J. Giesfeldt
  • Patent number: 9675557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of discrete solid extruded particles comprising emulsion droplets, to such particles as well as to the use of such particles in food, feed, pharmaceutical and personal care applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Alexandra Teleki, Elger Funda, Leonardus Gerardus Bernardus Bremer, Pierre Elemans, Adriaan Willem Meesen
  • Patent number: 9279290
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a cutting insert may include a compression device having a sleeve with a bore. The sleeve may receive a substantially hollow can. Solid particulates may be positioned within the can, and a substrate material or other punch may also be positioned in the can. A forming device adjacent an end of the can in which the solid particulates are located may include at least one protrusion extending into the bore. The protrusion may be adapted to deform the can while also forming the plurality of solid particulates into a solid mass having one or more reliefs and/or lobes. A method may include pressing the solid particulates while within a can to form a solid mass having one or more reliefs or lobes. An HPHT process may be performed to bond the solid mass to a substrate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Stewart, Yi Fang, Scott L. Horman, Jeremy Peterson
  • Patent number: 9205690
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a print head for use in an additive manufacturing system, the method comprising positioning the print head over a calibration target, where the calibration target has a top surface with a plurality of edges. The method further comprising moving a tip of the print head to identify coordinate locations of the edges, and setting a calibration parameter for the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Leavitt, Paul H. Fuchs, J. Samuel Batchelder
  • Patent number: 9182420
    Abstract: A system and method for visualization of fluid flow, includes a light emitting arrangement configured to emit a focused light, a fluid channel configured to hold a fluid including a carrier liquid and a stimuli responsive polymer, wherein the fluid flows though the fluid channel, and an image recording arrangement. The light emitting arrangement is positioned to emit the focused light into a selected area of the fluid channel to interact with the flowing stimuli responsive polymer within the selected area. This results in a phase change to a portion of the stimuli responsive polymer. The image recording arrangement is positioned to record an image the portion of the phase changed stimuli responsive polymer made visible by the phase change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai Melde, Philipp H. Schmaelzle
  • Patent number: 9168687
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotation device (1) for rotating the center part (2) in an injection-molding device. The rotation device comprises a column (3) which is non-rotatably mounted in the interior of the center part (2) and a sleeve (4) surrounding the same which is mounted such as to rotate with the center part (2), said sleeve (4) and said column (3) being operatively interconnected via a drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Foboha GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Armbruster
  • Publication number: 20150147569
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermo-regulated fiber and a preparation method thereof by using a new polymeric phase-change material and adopting a new fiber preparation method, and the resulting thermo-regulated fiber has good thermo-regulating properties and a good thermal stability. The thermo-regulated fiber has a composite structure, and the cross-sectional structure is an sea-island type or a concentric sheath/core type, characterised in that the polymeric phase-change material is a polyethylene glycol n-alkyl ether (structural formula: H(OCH2CH2)mOCnH2n+1), where the repeating unit number m of the ethylene glycol is 1 to 100, the number n of carbon atoms in the n-alkyl is 11 to 30. The present invention further relates to a preparation method of a thermo-regulated fiber which includes one of the following processes: (1) A melt composite spinning process; (2) Solution composite spinning process; (3) Electrostatic solution composite spinning process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Xing Xiang Zhang, Jie Yun Meng, Xiao Fen Tang, Hai Feng Shi
  • Publication number: 20150130097
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an antimicrobial filament fibre includes the following steps of: mixing diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone with a plastic mother particle so that the particle contains diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone; and melt-spinning the particle to form the antimicrobial filament fibre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: JENELL-TEX INT'L CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 9023258
    Abstract: A method and formulation for preparing spray dried vancomycin. In various embodiment, the formulation includes vancomycin HCl (10-20%) and one or more of the following PEG (0-5%), mannitol (0-5%), ethanol (0-10%), and a citrate buffer. Spray dried vancomycin has favorable reconstitution times and water content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Cynthia Fragale, Daniel Brueck
  • Publication number: 20150118141
    Abstract: Carbon fibers made by a process using an organogel precursor that includes a nucleophilic filler and polyacrylonitrile; such a process which includes dry-jet wet spinning; and an article made from such carbon fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: NANORIDGE MATERIALS, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Christopher Allen Dyke
  • Publication number: 20150111450
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyesters and fibers made therefrom. The fiber comprises a polymer, poly(trimethylene furandicarboxylate) (PTF), and PTF based copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Fredrik Nederberg, Bhuma Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20150102514
    Abstract: Apparatuses and processes for forming powder are disclosed. The apparatus includes a chamber having a head plate and an array of aerosol and burner nozzles attached to the head plate for generating aerosols and flames respectively. Powder is produced by atomizing a liquid composition to project an aerosol of droplets into the chamber and heating the aerosol with flames projected by the burner nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: HESTIA TEC LLC
    Inventors: Hai WANG, Yang Lee WANG, Erin Napua KAMPSCHROER
  • Publication number: 20150056294
    Abstract: Provided herein relates to methods and compositions for preparing a silk microsphere and the resulting silk microsphere. In some embodiments, the methods and compositions described herein are all aqueous, which can be used for encapsulating an active agent in a silk microsphere, while maintaining activity of the active agent during processing. In some embodiments, the resulting silk microsphere can be used for sustained delivery of an active agent encapsulated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: David L. Kaplan, Tuna Yucel, Xiaoqin Wang, Michael Lovett
  • Publication number: 20150053898
    Abstract: To provide a composite oxide powder for a solid oxide fuel cell containing lanthanum, strontium and/or calcium, manganese and oxygen and having a highly uniform composition, and its production method. A composite oxide powder containing lanthanum, strontium and/or calcium, manganese and oxygen, wherein the coefficient of variation (?) of lanthanum is at most 6.0% and the coefficient of variation (?) of manganese is at most 13.0%, as calculated from the peak area ratio of the L? ray of lanthanum and the K? ray of manganese measured by an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer attached to a scanning electron microscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: AGC SEIMI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Futoshi NADA, Takene HIRAI
  • Patent number: 8951570
    Abstract: An extrusion process comprises extruding a material that is flowable when heated and passing the extrudate thus formed through a nozzle 10 to shape the extrudate into a plurality of substantially uniformly shaped elements such as minispheres or minicapsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sigmoid Pharma Limited
    Inventor: Ivan Coulter
  • Publication number: 20150031801
    Abstract: A dispersion spun fluoropolymer fiber prepared from non-melt-processible polytetrafluoroethylene particles and aluminum oxide particles. The concentration of Al2O3 in the aqueous dispersion may range from between about 0.1% to about 5%, with specific concentration of 0.1%, 1.0. The aqueous dispersion is mixed with an aqueous matrix polymer solution containing a matrix polymer and then extruded into a coagulation bath containing a concentration of ions which coagulate the matrix polymer to form an intermediate fiber structure which carries ionic species. The intermediate fiber structure is sintered to decompose the matrix polymer and coalesce the polytetrafluoroethylene particles and the Al2O3 particles into a blended fiber. The resulting, blended fluoropolymer fiber exhibits improved properties relative to 100% dispersion spun polytetrafluoroethylene fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Darryl Moon, Arthur Russell Nelson, Trevor Guldstrand, Matt Hutto
  • Publication number: 20150013537
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an immobilized liquid membrane using a water solution and a hexane solution is provided. The method may include producing a plurality of particles having a distribution of sizes from the water solution, covering the plurality of particles in the hexane solution, creating a plurality of microcapsules each comprising a flexible wall encapsulating a respective one of the plurality of particles, and creating a gap membrane between the plurality of microcapsules, the gap membrane being formed by polymerization reaction between a second portion of the water solution and a second portion of the hexane solution. Each of the plurality of microcapsules and the gap membrane are permeable to a first gas of a mixture of gasses comprising the first gas and a second gas, each of the microcapsules and the gap membrane being substantially impermeable to the second gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: TRIEXT, LLC
    Inventor: Clyde F. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20150017244
    Abstract: A spray dried-powder composition for inhalation comprising particles (X) containing (a) between 5 and 50% by weight of at least one azole derivative in amorphous state but not in crystalline structure and (b) at least one matricial agent to the composition selected from a group consisting of polyol such as sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol; a monosaccharides such as glucose and arabinose; disaccharide such as lactose, maltose, saccharose and dextrose; cholesterol, and any mixture thereof, wherein the composition provides a dissolution rate of said azole derivative of at least, 5% within 10 minutes, 10% within 20 minutes and 40% within 60 minutes when tested in the dissolution apparatus type 2 of the United States Pharmacopoeia at 50 rotation per minute, 37° C. in 900 milliliters of an aqueous dissolution medium adjusted at pH 1.2 and containing 0.3% of sodium laurylsulfate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: GALEPHAR PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur Deboeck, Francis Vanderbist, Philippe Baudier, Thami Sebti, Christophe Duret, Karim Amighi
  • Publication number: 20150005332
    Abstract: Tamper-resistant pharmaceutical compositions have been developed to reduce the likelihood of improper administration of drugs, especially drugs such as opioids. The tamper-resistant compositions retard the release of drug, even if the physical integrity of the formulation is compromised (for example, by chopping with a blade or crushing) and the resulting material is placed in water, snorted, or swallowed. However, when administered as directed, the drug is slowly released from the composition as the composition is passes through the GI tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Roman RARIY, Alison FLEMING, Jane C. HIRSH, Said SAIM, Ravi K. VARANASI
  • Publication number: 20140363890
    Abstract: Among others, the present invention provides devices for cell or tissue culture, comprising a three-dimensional structure, which further includes fibrils with beads and/or particles. The present invention also relates to novel methods for manufacturing devices for cell or tissue culture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Iksoo Chun, Laura M. Frazier, Woraphon Kataphinan
  • Publication number: 20140346698
    Abstract: Method of spray-drying a high-viscosity fluid, e.g. comprising a food product. The method comprises providing a nozzle plate wherein at least one nozzle is provided, said nozzle plate having an inner main surface and an outer main surface. The method comprises providing the high-viscosity fluid in a reservoir that is in fluidum connection with the at least one nozzle. The method comprises pressurizing the high-viscosity fluid in the reservoir, wherein the fluid flows, as a result of said pressurizing, towards the nozzle plate, thus creating a pressure difference over the at least one nozzle so that the fluid flows out of the at least one nozzle, thereby passing the outer main surface after passing the inner main surface. A cross-sectional area of the at least one nozzle in the inner main surface exceeds a cross-sectional area of the at least one nozzle in the outer main surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Andries Rijfers, Leonardus Antonius Maria Brouwers, René Jos Houben, Robin Bernardus Johannes Koldeweij
  • Patent number: 8894893
    Abstract: A method of preparing transparent or nontransparent silica aerogel granules. The method includes forming a granular wet gel by spraying a silica sol into alcohol, the silica sol being prepared by mixing a water glass solution or an opacifier-containing water glass solution with an inorganic acid solution, forming a granular alcohol gel through gelation aging and solvent substitution of the granular wet gel in alcohol, hydrophobically modifying the surface of the granular alcohol gel using an organic silane compound, and drying the surface modified gel at ambient pressure or in a vacuum. The method may prepare silica aerogel granules in a short period of time through heat treatment at a relatively low temperature and at ambient pressure or in a vacuum, thereby ensuring excellent economic feasibility, continuity and reliability, suited for mass production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Young-Soo Ahn, Jeong-gu Yeo, Churl-Hee Cho
  • Publication number: 20140335185
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel microcarrier bead; a method for producing same; a therapeutic comprising said microcarrier bead and attached thereto or grown thereon at least one selected cell or tissue type; a method for making said therapeutic; and a method of treatment involving the use of said microcarrier bead or said therapeutic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Eng San Thian, Yong Yao Jason Feng, Kok Yen Jerry Chan, Ying Hsi Jerry Fuh
  • Publication number: 20140322609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method of a lithium titanium composite oxide doped with a dissimilar metal, and a lithium titanium composite oxide doped with a dissimilar metal prepared thereby, and more particularly, to a preparation method of a lithium titanium composite oxide doped with a dissimilar metal in which sizes of primary particles are finely controlled by doping a dissimilar metal and using a spray-drying method, and a lithium titanium composite oxide doped with a dissimilar metal prepared thereby. According to the present invention, the preparation method of a lithium titanium composite oxide doped with a dissimilar metal, and the lithium titanium composite oxide doped with a dissimilar metal prepared thereby allow sizes of primary particles to be finely controlled as compared with conventional lithium titanium composite oxide, and inhibit rutile titanium dioxide generation, thereby providing a battery with a high initial charge-discharge efficiency and a high rate capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Su-Bong Choi, Jun-Hwa Choi, Hyung-Shin Ko, Jae-An Lee
  • Publication number: 20140290205
    Abstract: A spinneret is used to reduce filament breakage during spinning of multifilament yarn being stretched at a high stretch ratio. The spinneret has a first group of spinning holes with capillaries and a second group of spinning holes with capillaries. The capillaries of the second group of spinning holes have a lower length to diameter (L/D) ratio than the capillaries of the first group of spinning holes. All of the capillaries have the same diameter, which is 100 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Leonardus Antonius Godfried Busscher, Michiel Jan Adriaan Jaarsveld
  • Publication number: 20140275354
    Abstract: Particulate binder compositions made with amine-aldehyde resins and methods for making same are provided. The method for making the particulate binder composition can include spray-drying an amine-aldehyde resin having a total aldehyde compound to total amine compound molar ratio of about 1.55:1 to about 1.65:1 to produce a particulate binder composition. The particulate binder composition can have a fusion diameter of about 35 mm to about 70 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Breyer, Tyler Krauth, John D. Cothran, Paul S. Baxter, Ashlee Cribb
  • Publication number: 20140251927
    Abstract: The invention relates to a porous polymeric particle that may be used as a filtration or separation media. For example, the particle may be used as part of a filtration device such as those utilized by the beverage, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry, or as a loose filtration media similar to diatomaceous earth, which is used in equipment such as pressure leaf, candle, press, or rotary vacuum filters. Methods of making the porous particles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan T. Starbard
  • Publication number: 20140248367
    Abstract: Provided herein are dry pharmaceutical compositions for transmucosal delivery, comprising spray-dried particles that include pharmaceutically active agent nanoparticles, a binder, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, where the active agent nanoparticles have an average particle size diameter prior to spray-drying of less than about 1 ?m, and wherein up to 10% of the spray-dried particles have a particle size of less than 10 ?m; at least 50% of the spray-dried particles have a particle size of at least about 15 ?m; and at least 90% of the spray-dried particles have a particle size of up to about 55 ?m. Also provided are methods for making such pharmaceutical compositions and therapeutic methods comprising transmucosally administering the compositions, such as intranasally or intravaginally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Besins Healthcare Luxembourg SARL
    Inventors: Maynard Emanuel Lichty, Garry T. Gwozdz
  • Publication number: 20140245923
    Abstract: A polypeptide solution of the present invention is a polypeptide solution in which a polypeptide derived from natural spider silk proteins is dissolved in a solvent. The solvent contains at least one selected from the following (i)-(iii): (i) DMSO; (ii) DMSO with an inorganic salt; and (iii) DMF with an inorganic salt. Further, in the present invention, an artificial polypeptide fiber is obtained by: using the polypeptide solution as a dope solution; and extruding the dope solution from a spinneret into a desolvation bath so as to eliminate the solvent from the dope solution and form a fiber to produce an undrawn yarn. Moreover, in the present invention, a polypeptide is purified by subjecting the polypeptide solution to heat treatment and thereafter removing an undissolved substance therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Junichi Sugahara, Kazuhide Sekiyama, Ryota Sato, Kaori Sekiyama, Mizuki Ishikawa, Shinya Murata, Kazuko Otomo
  • Publication number: 20140245927
    Abstract: A highly loaded concentrate pellet composition includes an active ingredient in a concentration of at least about 60% by weight, and a low molecular weight binder in a concentration of up to about 35% by weight. The active ingredient is evenly dispersed in the binder. The binder has a melting point that permits the composition to melt under shear in an extruder. The binder is non-metallocene and non-stearic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Glen Alan Hirschfeld, Craig A. Dunaway, Jeffrey R. Nonekowski
  • Publication number: 20140242386
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method of preparing polyamide particles. The method include spray drying a solution containing a polyamide to form polyamide particles having an average diameter of between about 0.5 ?m and about 10 ?m and at least about 85% of the polyamide particles having a diameter distribution of no more than about 1.5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Research Foundation of The City University of New York
    Inventors: Alexander Couzis, Jeffrey Morris, Ankur D. Shah, Vilobh Shete