To Form Particulate Product (e.g., Flakes, Etc.) Patents (Class 264/140)
  • Patent number: 10450426
    Abstract: The invention provides a saponified ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer pellet which can be inhibited from cracking, chipping and generation of fine powder at the time of transport and is excellent in melt moldability. The saponified ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer pellet of the invention is a pellet which is obtained from a resin composition containing a saponified ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer resin and in which an amount of fine powder after an impact crushing test with ball mill is 400 ppm or less with respect to the saponified ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuuichi Fukuyama, Atsushi Ono, Kouji Yamada, Shinichi Tanaka, Yoshiharu Nagao, Shinta Miyazumi, Seiichi Honda
  • Patent number: 10358554
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to methods and systems for making thermoformed structural elements and composites, including the use of composites, dissimilar or variable processing materials. End products can have the same outward appearance as those products made by more demanding, more expensive extrusion process or injection process, but the end products can be pre-engineered to have significantly, unexpectedly, improved physical and chemical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ECOSTRATE SFS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Matthew Sherga
  • Patent number: 10344309
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of processing lignocellulosic feedstock that include grinding lignocellulosic feedstock to provide ground lignocellulosic feedstock; and compressing at least a portion of the ground lignocellulosic feedstock to form at least one discrete unit. In some embodiments, a plurality of discrete units have a bulk density in the range from 4 pounds per cubic foot to 25 pounds per cubic foot. The present disclosure also includes related systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: POET Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven G. Redford, Todd L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10196490
    Abstract: A thermoplastic starch composition acquired from compounding a mixture comprises starch-containing agricultural waste in 45 to 70% by weight of total composition that the agricultural waste contains starch content less than 50% in dry weight; thermoplastic synthetic polymer in 25 to 50% by weight of total composition; plasticizer in 1 to 10% by weight of total composition; and coupling agent in 1 to 5% by weight of total composition; wherein the compounding is performed at a first temperature which is higher than room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TEXCHEM POLYMERS SDN BHD
    Inventor: Meng Yan Pun
  • Patent number: 10008396
    Abstract: A method for drying a substrate including a plurality of high aspect ratio (HAR) structures includes, after at least one of (i) wet etching, and (ii) wet cleaning, and (iii) wet rinsing the substrate using at least one of (a) wet etching solution, and (b) wet cleaning solution, and (c) wet rinsing solution, respectively, and without drying the substrate: depositing, between the plurality of HAR structures, a solution that includes a polymer component, a nanoparticle component, and a solvent; wherein as the solvent evaporates, a sacrificial bracing material precipitates out of solution and at least partially fills the plurality of HAR structures, the sacrificial bracing material including (i) polymer material from the polymer component of the solution and (ii) nanoparticle material from the nanoparticle component of the solution; and exposing the substrate to plasma generated using a plasma gas chemistry to volatilize the sacrificial bracing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Sirard, Ratchana Limary
  • Patent number: 9937258
    Abstract: A composition designed for application to a mucosa comprises a tonicity-adjusting agent, a methylcellulose, and a liquid diluent, wherein the methylcellulose has anhydroglucose units joined by 1-4 linkages wherein hydroxy groups of anhydroglucose units are substituted with methyl groups such that s23/s26 is 0.36 or less, wherein s23 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxy groups in the 2- and 3-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with methyl groups and wherein s26 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxy groups in the 2- and 6-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with methyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jaime L. Curtis-Fisk, Susan L. Jordan, True L. Rogers, Matthias Knarr, Meinolf Brackhagen, Roland Adden
  • Patent number: 9878304
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a water-absorbent resin composition containing water-absorbent resin particles and additive particles, by which it is possible to obtain a water-absorbent resin composition that sufficiently exhibits additional functions, such as an anti-blocking property under moisture absorption, of the additive particles while maintaining an excellent water absorption property. A method of manufacturing a water-absorbent resin composition includes a resin particle preparation step and a mixing step. In the mixing step, water-absorbent resin particles which are prepared in the resin particle preparation step are mixed with additive particles in multiple stages by using a plurality of mixing apparatuses to obtain a water-absorbent resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Kotake, Hironobu Masumoto, Masahiro Kuzukawa
  • Patent number: 9758462
    Abstract: A process utilizing nitric acid and oxygen as co-oxidants to oxidize aldehydes, alcohols, polyols, preferably carbohydrates, specifically reducing sugars to produce the corresponding carboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: RIVERTOP RENEWABLES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Donen, Kirk Hash, Tyler Smith, Keith Jensen
  • Patent number: 9757465
    Abstract: A liquid composition comprises an organic diluent and at least one cellulose ether having anhydroglucose units joined by 1-4 linkages and having methyl groups, hydroxyalkyl groups, and optionally alkyl groups being different from methyl as substituents such that hydroxyl groups of anhydroglucose units are substituted with methyl groups such that s23/s26 is 0.29 or less, wherein s23 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxyl groups in the 2- and 3-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with a methyl group and wherein s26 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxyl groups in the 2- and 6-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with a methyl group. The liquid composition can be used for preparing a solid dispersion of an active ingredient in a cellulose ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Roland Adden, Robert L. Sammler, Meinolf Brackhagen, Nicholas S. Grasman, Oliver Petermann, Steven J. Guillaudeu
  • Patent number: 9637416
    Abstract: A composition having nanoparticles of a refractory-metal boride and a carbonaceous matrix. The composition is not in the form of a powder. A composition comprising a metal component, boron, and an organic component. The metal component is nanoparticles or particles of a refractory metal or a refractory-metal compound capable of decomposing into refractory metal nanoparticles. The organic component is an organic compound having a char yield of at least 60% by weight or a thermoset made from the organic compound. A method of combining particles of a refractory metal or a refractory-metal compound capable of reacting or decomposing into refractory-metal nanoparticles, boron, and an organic compound having a char yield of at least 60% by weight to form a precursor mixture. A composition having nanoparticles of a refractory-metal boride that is not in the form of a powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Teddy M. Keller, Andrew P. Saab, Matthew Laskoski
  • Patent number: 9547246
    Abstract: A compound that includes an aqueous dispersion, wherein the dispersion includes a thermoplastic resin and at least one stabilizing agent, and at least one selected from the group consisting of a colorant and a magnetic pigment, wherein the dispersion has an average volume diameter particle size from about 0.05 to about 10 microns is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John Klier, Richard D. Varjian, Alastair S. Hill, Timothy J. Young, Richard A. Lundgard, Michael J. Johnson, Qichun Wan, Matthew J. Kalinowski, Mechelle A. Churchfield, Gary M. Strandburg, David J. Magley
  • Patent number: 9528002
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a composite material comprising fibers and at least one vinyl chloride polymer comprising the immersion of the fibers in a hydrosol of said polymer in order to obtain fibers coated with said hydrosol followed by the drying and gelling of said hydrosol coated on the fibers. Composite material and use thereof for forming articles or for manufacturing reinforcing objects. Profiles reinforced by this composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Claudine Bloyaert, Francois Van Loock, Daniel Martinz
  • Patent number: 9421697
    Abstract: A method of processing PCR plastic is disclosed, the method including a step of providing a bulk quantity of flakes of PCR plastic having a particle size of about 10 mm or larger separating ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the bulk of flakes of PCR plastic, comminuting the flake to a particle size less than 10 mm, such as about 4 mm, and thermally treating the flake to reduce a moisture content therein. The process may further including mixing the thermally treated flake with virgin plastic pellet and processing the mixture directly in an injection molding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Phoenix Technologies International, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert Deardurff, Henry A. Schworm
  • Patent number: 9329105
    Abstract: Provided is a sampling method of recycled raw material, the method including: a process (S3) of primarily crushing recycled raw material; a process (S4 to S7) of separating primarily crushed raw material into three components, “scrap iron”, “scrap aluminum”, and “recycled raw material component other than scrap iron and scrap aluminum” and performing primary sample reductions of the three components; a process (S8 to S10) of secondarily crushing “the recycled raw material component other than scrap iron and scrap aluminum”, which is subjected to the primary sample reduction, and performing a secondary sample reduction of “recycled raw material component other than scrap iron and scrap aluminum” which is secondarily crushed; and a mixing process (S12) of mixing “scrap iron” and “scrap aluminum” with “the recycled raw material component other than scrap iron and scrap aluminum” which is subjected to the secondary sample reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Oguma, Makoto Takagi, Eiji Wajima
  • Patent number: 9328223
    Abstract: A thermoplastic starch composition acquired from compounding a mixture comprises starch-containing agricultural waste in 45 to 70% by weight of total composition that the agricultural waste contains starch content less than 50% in dry weight; thermoplastic synthetic polymer in 25 to 50% by weight of total composition; plasticizer in 0.01 to 10% by weight of total composition; and coupling agent in 1 to 5% by weight of total composition; wherein the compounding is performed at a first temperature which is higher than room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: TEXCHEM POLYMERS SDN BHD
    Inventor: Meng Yan Pun
  • Patent number: 9259857
    Abstract: A continuous process wherein polymers or polymeric materials can be subjected to multiple sequential processing systems of differing temperatures and process conditions to synergistically enhance the pelletization and conditioning of those polymers and polymeric formulations, dispersions, and solutions. The multiple sequential processing systems include the processes and equipment for mixing/extrusion, pelletization, multiple transportation processes, conditioning, multiple defluidizing processes, and optional post-processing manipulations of pellets formed. Multiple serial and/or parallel conditioning processing systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: GALA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: J. Wayne Martin, George Benoit, Robert Mann
  • Patent number: 9039948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for producing and treating plastic pellets. According to said method, a melt of the plastic material is granulated to give pellets, the pellets are cooled in a cooling fluid, the pellets are separated from the cooling fluid and the pellets are crystallized. The device according to the invention is characterized by comprising a control unit which monitors the crystallization step and controls the method in such a manner that, in case of a disturbance of crystallization, the pellets are supplied to an intermediate storage alter separation of the pellets from the cooling fluid and, as soon as the disturbance is removed, the pellets temporarily stored in the intermediate storage are supplied to crystallization and are crystallized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: Rieter Automatik GMBH, Buhler Thermal Processes AG
    Inventors: Frank Glöckner, Fernando Eusebio, Brent Allen Culbert, Franziska Morganti
  • Publication number: 20150130107
    Abstract: A recycling method of waste fishnet is provided. The waste fishnet is processed with steps of cutting, removing impurities, cleaning, and drying to form fishnet chips. The recycling method of waste fishnet includes the following steps. The fishnet chips are mixed with nylon-66, wherein the fishnet chips are of 70% by weight, and nylon-66 is of 30% by weight. The mixture is heated and molten. The molten mixture is then processed with the step of granulation. The grains are then processed with the step of spinning. Thereby, the waste fishnet can be recycled and transferred into useful plastic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: HAN-CHE KE, YU-CHENG KE
  • Patent number: 9011740
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for recycling synthetic turf that includes agglomerating a plurality of synthetic turf fragments and extruding the agglomerated material. The method produces a recycled material suitable for use as infill in a synthetic turf. Accordingly, an infill for synthetic turf and a synthetic turf including that infill are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Textile Management Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Mashburn, William Henry Harrison, IV, Dewayne Ray Miller
  • Patent number: 8993050
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing granulates or continuous strips intended for feeding an extrusion machine, formed of a gel comprising at least, as majority elastomer, a styrene thermoplastic elastomer and more than 200 phr of an extender oil, each element of the granulate having a given surface area. The granulate element is sized so that the compactness, of a granulate element, is less than a value decreasing from 1500 m?1 to 375 m?1 and deposited on the surface of said granulates is an anti-tack agent having a value increasing from 2 cm3 to 8 cm3 per m2 of granulate surface area, when the mean size of the particles of said anti-tack agent increases from a value of 1 ?m to 100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Vincent Abad, Jean-Marie Mus
  • Publication number: 20150071996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical calcium acetate formulation and a process for making the same. In particular, the present invention relates to a calcium acetate capsule formulation comprising granules comprising calcium acetate along with other formulation adjuvants contained within a pharmaceutically acceptable capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Julie Economou, Shehla Uraizee
  • Publication number: 20150069288
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to hexagonal boron nitride nanosheet/ceramic nanocomposite powder including surface-modified hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets which serve as a reinforcing agent for the matrix ceramic, and a method for producing the same, and a hexagonal boron nitride nanosheet/ceramic nanocomposite material including the hexagonal boron nitride nanosheet/ceramic nanocomposite powder and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Soonhyung HONG, Bin Lee, Dongju Lee
  • Publication number: 20150051329
    Abstract: Plasticized compositions comprising polyamide or polyamide/ionomer blend and poly(trimethylene ether glycol) ester are provided. Also articles prepared from these compositions are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: HARI BABU SUNKARA, Herbert Vernon Bendler, Raja Hari Poladi
  • Publication number: 20150031837
    Abstract: There is provided a polymeric material comprising: a co-continuous or highly-continuous blend of polyethylene and polypropylene, the blend comprising a polyethylene phase and a polypropylene phase separated by a polyethylene/polypropylene interface; and one or more thermoplastics other than polyethylene and polypropylene, the one or more thermoplastics each having an interfacial tension with polypropylene higher than the interfacial tension of the polyethylene/polypropylene interface, wherein the one or more thermoplastics form discrete phases that are encapsulating each other, and wherein said discrete phases are comprised within the polypropylene phase of the co-continuous or highly-continuous blend or are located at the polyethylene/polypropylene interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Basil D. Favis, Pierre Le Corroller
  • Patent number: 8940207
    Abstract: A continuous length of material of non-circular cross-section is pelletized to form discrete bits, by feeding the material to a cutting wheel with shaped cutters that form non-planar bits having non-circular axial projections and that are aligned with the material. The material is fed so as to maintain a rotational orientation with respect to the cutters, and so as to avoid buckling. Multiple banks of strands of material are severed simultaneously, thereby producing high volumes of shaped bits that are useful as filling and as filter material, and as friction-enhancing additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Peter J. Mueller, Richard H. Fetter, Robert A. Hewitt, Jamie Allen Chomas, Jason Bradley Forgash
  • Patent number: 8940205
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process of using waste material comprising absorbent material and a thermoplastic material, such as from the manufacture of disposable absorbent articles, to produce useful articles. The process includes shearing the waste material, chopping the waste material, pelleting the waste material, and extruding or injection molding the pelleted material to create a useful article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Strandex Corporation
    Inventor: Brian D. Keller
  • Publication number: 20150017313
    Abstract: A pelletizing process and pelletized product is provided using non-food or limited-feed agricultural residue, such as corn stover and soybean stubble, and for various uses, including energy production, such as ethanol or electricity generation, fuel and feed. The agricultural plant material is harvested and baled. The bales are transported to the processing site for storage or immediate processing. The bale strings are first removed, and then the broken bales are shredded. The shredded plant material is then ground to a small size. The ground material is then pelletized without the use of binding additives, to produce densified pellets of the agricultural plant material. The pellets are cooled and then stored or transported to an end user. Chemical agents may be added to depolymerize lignin in the residue material. Nutritional supplements may be added to the material before pelletizing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: James Russell Zeeck
  • Publication number: 20140370099
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising asymmetrical artificial antigen presenting cells (aAPCs) are disclosed. The non-spherical aAPCs more closely mimic endogenous cell-cell interactions and can be used for antigen-specific immunotherapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jordan J. Green, Joel C. Sunshine, Karlo Perica, Jonathan Schneck
  • Publication number: 20140353871
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drying-/degassing device (7) for drying or degassing a polyester granulate, which has a temperature-control zone, a cooling zone, an inlet (6) and an outlet (6) for polyester granulate and also in addition a separate removal possibility (14) for removing hot polyester granulate. In addition, the present invention relates to a device for the direct production of moulded articles from polyester melts which comprises the drying-/degassing device according to the invention. In addition, the present invention describes a method for the production of moulded articles from polyesters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Hittorff, Heinrich Koch
  • Publication number: 20140345424
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods, and compositions for magnetic nanoparticles and bulk nanocomposite magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: J. Ping Liu
  • Publication number: 20140339725
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to produce a polymeric sheet comprising the steps of providing an acid-based polymer, providing a neutralizing agent, the neutralizing agent being selected from the group consisting of an organic metallic compound, a metallic salt of a fatty acid, and an ionomer, or a mixture thereof, providing a processing oil, mixing said acid-based polymer, said neutralizing agent, said processing oil, to obtain a polymeric composition, and processing said polymeric composition to form a polymeric sheet. The polymeric sheet may be used as a component, or as a substrate, of a surface covering. The polymeric sheet may also be used to form polymeric particles which are component of so-called “homogenous”, or substrate-free, surface covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: TARKETT INC.
    Inventors: Victor Caldas, Daniel Tremblay, Marcus Hyde, Jean-François Courtoy
  • Publication number: 20140339726
    Abstract: This invention is related to a method for production of high strength and low cost thermoplastic composite materials by processing and treating waste plastic materials with some minerals. The object of the invention is to embody a recycling method wherein it contains high amounts of additives and therefore composite materials with high strength properties are obtained. Another object of the invention is to embody a recycling method wherein high amounts of additives are used in the production and the machines used in the production are not damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Ali Hakan Guven
  • Patent number: 8876511
    Abstract: A system for kneading and extruding a material includes a crusher for crushing the material into coarse particles, an extruder for conveying and extruding the material crushed by the crusher, a gear pump for receiving and discharging the material extruded from the extruder, and a kneading and extruding apparatus for kneading the material discharged from the gear pump and continuously extruding the kneaded material. Therefore, a material is accurately quantified and highly uniform, resulting in reduced product variations and ensured consistent quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yamane, Hideo Funahashi, Koichi Miyake
  • Publication number: 20140322142
    Abstract: A stable crystalline micronized particulate of a glycopyrronium salt may be prepared by suspending the drug in a water-immiscible anti-solvent in which the drug has little or no solubility and micronizing the suspension. The resulting drug particles are physically stable with regard to agglomeration and/or aggregation on storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Irene PASQUALI, Andrea Casazza, Elena Losi, Mark Saunders
  • Patent number: 8859701
    Abstract: A process for producing a water-absorbing polymer comprises: (i) mixing (?1) 0.1-99.99% by weight of ethylenically unsaturated monomers containing acid groups or salts thereof, or ethylenically unsaturated monomers including a protonated or quaternized nitrogen, or mixtures thereof, (?2) 0-70% by weight of ethylenically unsaturated monomers copolymerizable with (?1), (?3) 0.001-10% by weight of one or more crosslinkers, (?4) 0-30% by weight of water-soluble polymers, and (?5) 0-20% by weight of one or more assistants, where the sum of the weights (?1) to (?5) is 100%; (ii) free-radical polymerization with crosslinking to form an untreated hydrogel polymer; (iii) coarse comminution of the untreated hydrogel polymer to give pieces having a diameter from 0.1 mm to 5.0 cm; (iv) cooling and grinding the untreated hydrogel polymer; (v) drying the untreated hydrogel polymer after grinding at a temperature from 85° C. to 260° C.; (vi) postcrosslinking the hydrogel polymer and (vii) drying the water-absorbing polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Loick, Dominik Gartz, Laurent Wattebled, Jorg Harren
  • Patent number: 8852476
    Abstract: A process for forming thin flake particles includes coating the liquid release agent over a base substrate, forming a multilayer structure by depositing a thin film over the liquid release agent, collecting the multilayer structure, and separating the thin flake from the multilayer structure using a suitable solvent. The liquid release agent comprises a curable compound that can form a solidified layer less than 0.001 mm thick onto which the thin film can be deposited. Separation requires little solvent because of the thinness of the solidified layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Wolfgang Decker
  • Publication number: 20140291894
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injectable composite material comprising: (a) 28 to 95% by weight of a polypropylene-polyethylene copolymer; (b) 0 to 10% by weight of a flow enhancer; (c) 1 to 20% by weight of an impact modifier; (d) 1 to 20% by weight of a compatibilizing agent; and (e) 3 to 70% by weight of natural fibers, wherein the polypropylene-polyethylene copolymer forms a matrix. It also relates to a method for preparing this composite material as well as to a method for its use for manufacturing parts by injection or by overmolding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Pauline Kannengiesser, Embarka Aoudjit, Laurence Dufrancatel, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Gérard Mougin
  • Publication number: 20140284281
    Abstract: An adsorbent composition for removing heavy metals from contaminated water is described. The composition comprises of a mixture of kaolin clay, cellulose powder, silica powder, magnesite powder, bentonite powder and water. The adsorbent is mixed with contaminated water and allowed to react. Once the reaction is finished a reduced contaminant containing water is gathered and reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
    Inventor: SAAD A. Al-Jlil
  • Publication number: 20140265003
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a stone speaker is disclosed. The stone speaker is placed in a garden and blended with the environment. Raw stones of various sizes and colors are crashed and provided as a kind of material for the stone speaker. The manual painting spray step is neglected. The stone speakers has an appearance like real natural stone and no disadvantages of the stone speakers made by the manual painting spray step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: BLACK CRYSTAL CRAFT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD, YUN TONG ELECTRONIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen YU, Shu-Hsun KAO
  • Publication number: 20140265002
    Abstract: An improved process is provided for reducing cellulosic biomass into air suspendable micropowder. Although the process is particularly suitable for processing empty fruit bunches of oil palms, it is adaptable to most cellulosic biomass. The incoming biomass has a water content of around 50% and is reduced to centimeter scale pieces by a chipper or similar device. These pieces are then processed by a tandem line of four pairs of grooved rollers each successive roller having a larger number of grooves. This process squeezes moisture from the biomass and reduces the material into millimeter scale pieces. After an optional drying stage, the material is fed into a terrace line of three or four essentially smooth rollers which squash the material and reduce the particle size into a micrometer scale. Finally, the material is suspended in an air stream and fractionated by a cyclone and bag filter system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BIOMASS CONVERSIONS, LLC
    Inventor: BIOMASS CONVERSIONS, LLC
  • Publication number: 20140264145
    Abstract: A ferrite layer having a columnar structure is formed, and ferrite flakes are separated from the ferrite layer. The ferrite flakes include a metal oxide having a spinel cubic crystal structure with a stoichiometry represented by AB2O4, where A and B represent different lattice sites occupied by cationic species, and O represents oxygen in its own sublattice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Nicole M. Ray, William T. Petuskey
  • Patent number: 8834760
    Abstract: Described herein are extrusion processes to produce hollow pellets. Also disclosed are pelletizer devices that can be used to produce the hollow pellets. The processes and devices make use of an extrusion die having a die orifice and an insert that is placed in the die orifice to produce the hollow pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Gala Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Wayne Martin, Roger Blake Wright
  • Publication number: 20140197564
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing fine particles in which fine particles having a uniform particle size distribution can be simply obtained with a low environmental load. The present invention relates to a method for producing fine particles including the step of preparing minute pieces by cutting a resin film at equal intervals into a width of 0.05 to 500 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Masato Tanaka, Takahiro Oomura
  • Publication number: 20140199351
    Abstract: A Personal care 100% plant derived, biodegradable solid granules that sustain beneficial essential oils, and or plant/herbal extracts and emulsify in hot water to create an emulsified therapeutic solution is disclosed. This invention improves over existing liquids in that it's solid granule form is completely plant derived and biodegradable and can sustain essential oils and antioxidants without the requirement of chemical preservatives, and can be packaged in eco-friendly, compostable paper. It improves over existing solid forms in that it is a 100% water soluble granule that emulsifies easily in hot water to form an easy to use liquid product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Sarah McCoy
  • Publication number: 20140194510
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a solid dispersion of rasagiline citrate, a composition and a process for the manufacture thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Keith Lorimer, David Engers
  • Patent number: 8771455
    Abstract: Provided is a process for production of composite fine particles with heterogeneous surfaces. The process ensures a high productivity and enables a voluntary control of particle diameters. Further, the process imposes no restrictions on heterogeneous substances added for functional expression, and allows a heterogeneous substance to be encapsulated in central portions of composite fine particle spheres. A composite film obtained by laminating two or more kinds of films is cut into minute pieces, followed by melting the same to obtain spherical minute pieces. Particularly, liquid films are separately formed with two or more kinds of liquids containing polymerizable monomers. Further, two or more kinds of films can thereby be obtained through polymerization. The two or more kinds of films thus obtained are then laminated to further allow polymerization to take place, thus obtaining the composite film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Niigata University, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Masato Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140179615
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition of glutathione and acetaminophen and preparation method thereof. The active ingredients of the composition include glutathione with composition ration of 0.1%˜99.9% and acetaminophen with composition ratio of 99.9%˜0.1%. The further purpose of the invention is to prepare glutathione and acetaminophen composition (raw materials) into various pharmaceutically acceptable dosage forms, such as tablets, sustained/controlled release preparations, capsules, pills, syrups, films, granules, oral solutions, oral suspensions, oral emulsions and oral powders. The beneficial effects of the invention is reflected in that glutathione and acetaminophen combination can effectively prevent the liver cell damage and necrosis caused by acetaminophen overdose and is strongly in favor of cancer pain relief and chemotherapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Liuyi Wang, Jincan Wang
  • Publication number: 20140167312
    Abstract: A method of preparing a cured thermoplastic material includes curing a thermoplastic polymer having a thermal decomposition temperature greater than or equal to about 200° C., at a temperature of about 200° C. to about 400° C., for a total time of less than or equal to 200 hours. A method of making a shape memory material also includes curing a thermoplastic polymer to prepare a cured thermoplastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jiaxiang Ren, David Gerrard, James Edward Goodson, Ping Duan, Lillian Guo
  • Publication number: 20140167313
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a pellet mill 2 for forming pelleted material, the pellet mill 2 comprising: A die 4 having a cylindrical inner surface 6 with a plurality of apertures 8 formed therein and extending to the outside of the die 4, the volume bounded by said inner cylindrical surface 6 defining a die chamber 10. At least two cylindrical rollers 12, 14, 16 adapted to travel over said inner cylindrical surface 6 of the die 4 in a rolling motion. Drive means for causing relative rotation of the die 4 and the rollers 12, 14, 16, so that the rollers 12, 14, 16 will travel over the inner cylindrical surface 6 of the die 4, thereby forming wedge-shaped spaces 18, 20, 22 between the rollers 12, 14, 16 and the inner cylindrical surface 6 of the die 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: ANDRITZ AG
    Inventors: Jesper Blok, Tomas Kire Hordum, Steen G. Lassen
  • Publication number: 20140159274
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced part is formed from a compression molded thermoplastic resin reinforced with individual fibers of differing lengths randomly oriented substantially throughout the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David E. Gideon, Edward M. Fisher, JR.