And Reshaping Patents (Class 264/210.1)
  • Patent number: 10370462
    Abstract: The invention mainly pertains to a method for heat treating a composition [composition (C)] which contains at least one melt-processible perfluoropolymer [polymer (F)] formed of tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer with one or more perfluorinated comonomers [comonomer (F)] containing at least one unsaturation of ethylene type in amounts from 0.5% to 13% by weight, preferably from 0.6% to 11% by weight, and more preferably from 0.8% to 9% by weight; said polymer (F) possessing reactive end groups comprising at least one of the group consisting of hydrogen atoms, oxygen atoms and ethylenically unsaturated double bonds in an amount of at least 4.5 mmol/kg, the process comprising at least the step of heat-treating the composition (C) at a temperature of at least 260° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Valeriy Kapelyushko, Mattia Bassi, Marco Mirenda, Vincenzo Arcella
  • Patent number: 10230087
    Abstract: A non-woven fabric base material for a lithium ion secondary battery separator composed mainly of a polyethylene terephthalate fiber, characterized in that the non-woven fabric base material comprises a polyethylene terephthalate binder fiber and a crystallized polyethylene terephthalate fiber, and the content of a polyethylene terephthalate binder fiber having a fiber length of 2.5 mm or less is 10 to 60 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sato, Toshihiro Shigematsu, Makoto Kato, Kenji Hyodo, Wakana Aizawa
  • Patent number: 10099419
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyethylene porous film having an average pore diameter of 200 nm or less, a specific surface area of 50 m2/g or more, and a porosity of 15% or more, each of which is measured by a mercury intrusion method at room temperature, the polyethylene porous film being obtained by forming pores only by drawing a film containing an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene having a viscosity average molecular weight of from 1 million to 15 million and a polyethylene having a weight average molecular weight of from 10,000 to 800,000 at a mass ratio of from 50:50 to 99:1. The polyethylene porous film is produced by molding a film using a mixture of the ultrahigh weight polyethylene and the polyethylene having a weight average molecular weight of from 10,000 to 800,000, biaxially drawing the film, then heat-treating and redrawing the film to form pores in the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: National University Corporation Gunma University
    Inventors: Hiroki Uehara, Takeshi Yamanobe, Hidekazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10029232
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an adsorbent composition which can be easily formed into a film by inflation molding at relatively low temperatures even if zeolite is contained therein, and which is not susceptible to the formation of a pin hole. An adsorbent composition which is a resin composition containing a resin, zeolite and a metal soap, and wherein the metal soap contains a long-chain fatty acid calcium, which is a divalent salt of calcium and a long-chain fatty acid having 5-30 carbon atoms, and a long-chain fatty acid zinc, which is a divalent salt of zinc and a long-chain fatty acid having 5-30 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Kyodo Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Koizumi, Midori Kato, Akira Terada, Yoshiyuki Nakazato
  • Patent number: 9768430
    Abstract: A non-woven fabric base material for a lithium ion secondary battery separator composed mainly of a polyethylene terephthalate fiber, characterized in that the non-woven fabric base material comprises a polyethylene terephthalate binder fiber and a crystallized polyethylene terephthalate fiber, and the content of a polyethylene terephthalate binder fiber having a fiber length of 2.5 mm or less is 10 to 60 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sato, Toshihiro Shigematsu, Makoto Kato, Kenji Hyodo, Wakana Aizawa
  • Patent number: 9045611
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention provides a method of preparing a thermoformed article composed of polylactic acid that includes the steps of providing a foam sheet comprising polylactic acid having a D-lactic acid stereo-isomer content that is about 3 mole % or less, exposing the sheet to a temperature of at least about 190° C., and forming the heated sheet in a mold at a mold temperature that is at least about 50° C. and for a length of time to form a thermoformed article having a PLA crystalline content of at least about 10%. Surprisingly, it has been discovered that heat resistant thermoformed articles can be prepared in accordance with embodiments of the invention wherein the time required for forming the foam sheet into a molded article is less than about 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: A. Victoria Nawaby, Eric Kragness, Robert Babrowicz, Natarajan S. Ramesh, Nilesh Amrutiya, Eugenio Longo
  • Publication number: 20150125709
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a film. 50 wt % to 85 wt % of a first polyester and 50 wt % to 15 wt % of a second polyester are dried and mixed to form a mixture. The first polyester is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), or combinations thereof. The second polyester is copolymerized of 1 part by mole of terephthalic acid, m parts by mole of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (1,4-CHDM), n parts by mole of 1,3-cyclohexanedimethanol (1,3-CHDM), and o parts by mole of ethylene glycol (EG). m+n+o=1, 0?o?0.4, 0.6?m+n?1, and 0.06?n/m?1.31. The mixture is melted and blended to form a polyester composition, which is extruded to form a sheet. The sheet is then biaxially stretched to obtain a film. The biaxially stretched film is then treated with a thermal setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsing FAN, Chun-Yen CHEN, Ming-Tsong LEU, Chien-Pang WU
  • Publication number: 20150119548
    Abstract: This film provides a polyethylene terephthalate film whereby dimensional variation in various steps can be reduced, particularly when the film is used as a substrate film for a flexible device, and that is suitable as a substrate film having minimal curl and excellent appropriateness for processing. This biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate film has a degree of crystallinity (Xc) of 0.35 to 0.50, the intrinsic viscosity (IV) of the resin constituting the film is 0.66-1.0 dl/g, the coefficient of thermal expansion at a temperature of 50-170° C. in each of the machine direction and transverse direction of the film is 0.29 ppm/° C., and the degree of thermal shrinkage at 180° C. in each of the machine direction and transverse direction of the film is 0.5%-1.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenta Takahashi, Tetsuya Machida, Takuji Higashioji
  • Patent number: 9011889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insecticide-containing polymeric material containing at least one embedded insecticidally active ingredient in the polymeric matrix and having excellent biological activity, and also to the products produced from this polymer and to their use for protecting humans, animals and plants against arthropods, particularly for controlling insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Maren Heinemann, Thomas Böcker, Karin Horn, Guenther Nentwig, Rainer Sonneck, Thomas König
  • Patent number: 9005500
    Abstract: When extrusion of a molten resin by means of an extruder is started, a simple polyetherimide resin is melt extruded from a lip portion 7a of a T-die 7, and a film of the simple polyetherimide resin is molded. The molding material is then switched to a resin composition including the polyetherimide resin and a fluorine resin and then a film of the resin composition is continuously extruded and molded from the T-die 7. Having been covered with a very thin film 8a of the simple polyetherimide resin, on a flow passage face of the lip portion 7a of the T-die 7, a resin composition layer 8b including a polyetherimide resin and a fluorine resin, which has affinity with the film 8a, is then formed at a center part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michimasa Ote, Takashi Gonda, Junya Ishida, Kenro Takizawa, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Yuzo Morioka
  • Patent number: 8999502
    Abstract: A cover tape having a temperature at which a heat shrinkage rate in at least one of a machine direction and a transverse direction perpendicular to the machine direction is 5% or more between 80° C. to 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Yoshino, Toshihiro Koyano, Daisuke Masaki, Yutaka Matsuki
  • Patent number: 8993672
    Abstract: Polyolefin block and graft copolymers comprised of two or more semicrystalline polyolefin blocks or grafts and one or more amorphous polyolefin blocks can be blended with a low molecular weight fluid diluent that preferentially locates within and swells the amorphous domains of the block or graft copolymer, while preserving the crystallinity of the semicrystalline block domains. After mechanical or thermomechanical processing, such compositions combine softness with high strength and high recoverable elasticity. Compositions are also disclosed whereby the diluent species is removed from the composition, either before or after the mechanical or thermomechanical processing, in order to create a strong elastic material with an ultra-low entanglement density within the amorphous domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Glenn H. Fredrickson, Edward J. Kramer, Zhigang Wang
  • Patent number: 8984845
    Abstract: Use of olefin-based plastic films for obtaining for obtaining roll tapes for closing containers, the films having a thickness in the range from 10 to 22 ?m, flexural rigidity (N·mm) in the range 0.5×10?2-4.5×10?2 neglecting a constant 1/[12×(1?v2)] being v the Poisson modulus, an elongation at break in MD, determined according to ASTM D 882, lower than 130%, a dimensional stability, determined according to the OPMA TC 4 standard at 130° C. for 5 minutes in air in MD in the range from 0 to ?10% and in TD from ?4 to +4%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: IRPLAST S.p.A.
    Inventors: Carmelo Di Costanzo, Giuseppe Tiberini, Giulia Antidormi, Giacomo Soluri
  • Publication number: 20150079450
    Abstract: A membrane includes a porous membrane or layer made of a polymeric material having a plurality of surface treated (or coated) particles (or ceramic particles) having an average particle size of less than about 1 micron dispersed therein. The polymeric material may be selected from the group consisting of polyolefins, polyamides, polyesters, co-polymers thereof, and combinations thereof. The particles may be selected from the group consisting of boehmite (AlOOH), SiO2, TiO2, Al2O3, BaSO4, CaCO3, BN, and combinations thereof, or the particles may be boehmite. The surface treatment (or coating) may be a molecule having a reactive end and a non-polar end. The particles may be pre-mixed in a low molecular weight wax before mixing with the polymeric material. The membrane may be used as a battery separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: C. Glen Wensley, Lie Shi
  • Patent number: 8961850
    Abstract: A method of making a structured surface is disclosed. The method includes providing a thermoplastic backing with multiple rows of upstanding elements. The upstanding elements include stems with proximal ends attached to the thermoplastic backing and distal caps, and each distal cap has an overhanging portion that extends beyond the stem in a first direction. For at least some of the multiple rows, an implement is passed between two adjacent rows, wherein the implement contacts the overhanging portion of at least some of the distal caps in the two adjacent rows such that at least part of the overhanging portion is turned in a second direction, different from the first direction. A structured surface that can be prepared by the method is also provided along with a fastening laminate that includes a carrier and the structured surface and an absorbent article that includes the fastening laminate. A tool useful for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Leigh E. Wood, Timothy P. Pariseau
  • Publication number: 20150048554
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biodegradable material made of biological components, comprising 10 to 60 wt. % of a protein adhesive (1), which is made of at least one protein, and 2 to 50 wt. % of natural fibers (4). Furthermore, 2 to 15 wt. % of at least one hygroscopic mineral (7), 10 to 55 wt. % of water (2), and 0 to 50 wt. % of an additive component (5) are provided in the material (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: FLUID SOLIDS AG
    Inventors: Beat Karrer, Daniel Schwendemann, Bettina Müller, Florian Gschwend
  • Patent number: 8951456
    Abstract: A method for producing an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene porous membrane, including: a step of molding a film using an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene raw material; a step of biaxially stretching the obtained film in X-axis and Y-axis directions at a temperature of from a melting point of the film to 180° C.; and a pore-forming step of stretching the stretched film along at least one axis of the X-axis and Y-axis at from 142° C. to 170° C. Alternatively, a method for producing an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene film, including: a step of molding a film by two steps of press-molding and roll-molding using an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene raw material; and a step of biaxially stretching the film obtained in the above step, in X-axis and Y-axis directions at a temperature of from a melting point of the film to 180° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: National University Corporation Gunma University
    Inventors: Hiroki Uehara, Takeshi Yamanobe
  • Patent number: 8946101
    Abstract: High barrier multilayer films are disclosed that incorporate a selectively permeable outer layer and a moisture barrier nanocomposite membrane. More particularly, insulation facing materials and insulation articles can incorporate an insulation facing material having a variable vapor barrier. The facing materials can include a moisture barrier membrane that incorporates a nanoclay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Moulton, Simon J. Porter, Yuan-Ping R. Ting
  • Publication number: 20150031803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plastics-material strapping band (4) for wrapping around one or more articles. The plastics-material strapping band has the following constituent parts: a) up to approximately 90% by weight polyester, b) approximately 1% by weight to 5% by weight polyolefin and c) approximately 5% by weight to 10% by weight fibre material. The invention also relates to a method for producing a plastics-material strapping band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Wilhelm Lenzen
  • Publication number: 20150031780
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for preparing a microporous polyolefin film comprising: a step of injecting a composition comprising polyolefin 30 to 60 wt % and a diluent, which can make liquid-liquid phase separation with the polyolefin thermodynamically 40 to 70 wt %, into an extruding machine, and melting and kneading thereof to prepare a single phase melt; and a step of extruding the melt while conducting liquid-liquid phase separation by passing through a section having the temperature below the liquid-liquid phase separation temperature and forming thereof in the form of a sheet, and a microporous polyolefin film prepared according to the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Bong-Tae KIM, Heon-Sik SONG, Jung-Ho LIM, Kyoung-Min KIM
  • Publication number: 20150031262
    Abstract: Fibers can include a polypropylene composition, which can include a metallocene random copolymer of propylene and a comonomer that is an alpha-olefin different from propylene. The metallocene random copolymer can have a comonomer content of from 1.2 wt % to 1.8 wt %, a molecular weight distribution of at least 1.0 and of at most 4.0 obtained without thermal or chemical degradation, and a melting temperature Tmelt of at most 140° C. A nonwoven can include the fibers, and a laminate can include the nonwoven. The fibers can be produced by polymerizing the propylene and comonomer in presence of a metallocene-based polymerization catalyst to obtain the metallocene random copolymer. The polypropylene composition can be melt-extruded to obtain a molten polypropylene stream, which can be extruded from capillaries of a spinneret to obtain filaments. A diameter of the filaments can be rapidly reduced to obtain a final diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Gaëtan Henry, Guillaume Pavy, John Bieser, Hugues Haubruge, Alain Standaert
  • Publication number: 20150017361
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a film for a tire inner liner film that may exhibit uniform excellent physical properties over all directions when applied to a tire, and may secure excellent durability and fatigue resistance in a tire manufacturing process or in an automobile running process, a method for manufacturing the film for a tire inner liner, a pneumatic tire using the tire inner liner film, and a method for manufacturing the pneumatic tire using the tire inner liner film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC
    Inventors: Yun-Jo Kim, Si-Min Kim, Dong-Jin Kim, II Chung, Dong-Hyeon Choi
  • Publication number: 20150014880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a roller device for treating sheet-form material, in particular for smoothing films (F*) or sheets, comprising a first roller unit 1 and a second roller unit 2, wherein each roller unit (1, 2) comprises: at least one drive motor with a motor moment of inertia JM, a roller (10, 20) with a roller moment of inertia JW, and at least one gear for the kinematic coupling of the roller (10, 20) to the at least one drive motor with a transmission ratio iMW between the at least one drive motor and the roller (10, 20), wherein the roller (20) of the second roller unit (2) is rotatable in the opposite direction to the roller (10) of the first roller unit (1), and wherein there is formed between the roller (1 0) of the first roller unit (1) and the roller (20) of the second roller unit (2) a first roller gap (40) through which the sheet-form material (F) is guided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jürgen Flecke, Alexander Paulus, Joerg Nickel, Andreas Weistroffer
  • Publication number: 20140361456
    Abstract: A method for producing a long stretched film according to one aspect of the present invention includes at least a step of forming a long film, a step of obliquely stretching the long film and a step of winding the long stretched film. A winding direction of the long stretched film can be arbitrarily changed to a direction oblique to a delivering direction of the long film. In the oblique stretching step, grip release points of gripping tools gripping opposite end parts of the long stretched film are independently movable in the winding direction of the long stretched film and so adjusted that a grip release line connecting the grip release points on respective opposite sides becomes parallel to the width direction of the long stretched film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Daisuke Hojo, Shinji Inagaki, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20140353872
    Abstract: A method for producing a long stretched film according to one aspect of the present invention includes at least a film forming step of forming a long film made of thermoplastic resin, an oblique stretching step of obliquely stretching the long film and a winding step of winding the long stretched film after the oblique stretching step. The oblique stretching device includes gripping tool travel support tools at opposite sides of the traveling long film. Each of the gripping tool travel support tools includes a plurality of gripping tools. In the oblique stretching device, the gripping tool travel support tools provided at the opposite sides of the long film include the same number of gripping tools. A combination of the gripping tools forming a gripping tool pair is constantly the same at grip start points where the long film is gripped by the gripping tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Hojo, Shinji Inagaki, Shimpei Hatakeyama, Daisuke Ueno, Hiroshi Nanbu
  • Publication number: 20140342238
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a porous separator including an elastic material, and a separator manufactured by the method. The separator includes an elastic material being uniformly dispersed in a polymer at a weight ratio of 40:60 to 5:95, and a value of elongation at break in a low tensile strength direction at room temperature is greater than or equal to 250%. In addition, the method of manufacturing a porous separator includes forming an extruded sheet by extruding a mixture of a polymer and an elastic material at a weight ratio of 95:5 to 60:40, forming a film by annealing and stretching the extruded sheet, and forming a porous separator by heat setting the stretched film. Accordingly, a thermal shrinkage ratio of the film is reduced and an elongation at break is greatly increased, to provide a porous separator with improved stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joo-Sung Lee, Byoung-Jin Shin, Dong-Wook Sung, Jong-Hun Kim
  • Publication number: 20140335310
    Abstract: A method is provided for fabricating a surface protection film that has no rolling defects such as blocking or wrinkling when rolled into a roll, and that, after the film is bonded to an adherend, is rolled into a roll, and stored for long periods of time, does not transfer unevenness or fisheyes on the back surface to the adherend. The surface protection film is fabricated as an elastomer by setting the arithmetical mean roughness (Ra) of the surface of a cold roller (4) to no more than 0.2 ?m, and the ten point mean roughness (Rz) of the surface of a nip roller (3) to 2-8 ?m and the mean distance (Sm) between protrusions and depressions thereof to no more than 90 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsumoto, Takashi Ichinomiya, Kinzou Nakagawa, Nanako Furuichi
  • Publication number: 20140335423
    Abstract: The present invention provides a propylene-based resin microporous film which has excellent electrolyte solution retention property, and can provide a lithium ion battery in which a decrease in discharge capacity is highly reduced even after repeated charge and discharge. The propylene-based resin microporous film is a propylene-based resin microporous film having micropores, wherein a propylene-based resin having a weight average molecular weight of 250,000 to 500,000, a melting point of 160 to 170° C., and a pentad fraction of 96% or more is contained, the surface aperture ratio is 27 to 42%, the ratio of a surface aperture ratio to a porosity is 0.6 or less, and the degree of gas permeability is 50 to 400 s/100 mL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Shotaro Kobaru, Yuki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8883056
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for preparing a cellulose-based film from raw material pulp, the method including the steps of: preparing a dope from a composition comprising 5-15 wt % of a pulp having an alpha-cellulose content of more than 90% and 85-95 wt % of an aqueous N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide solution; extruding the dope from a die onto a running support; casting the extrudate to form a sheet-shaped material; washing the cast sheet with water to remove N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide therefrom; and drying the washed sheet. The method enables the cellulose-based film to be prepared from environmentally friendly wood pulp through an environmentally friendly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Sae Oh, Woo Chul Kim, Jong Chul Jung
  • Publication number: 20140322463
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unidirectionally-oriented film comprising a thermoplastic polyester and a polycarbonate. The unidirectionally-oriented film may further comprise an anti-blocking agent and/or a slip agent. Depending on its width, the films of the invention may be used for food packaging; it may be used for strapping cartons, boxes, pallets, textile bales; and it may be used for woven tape fabric. The fabric woven from films of the invention may be used for making sacks, flexible intermediate bulk containers, hot fill jumbo bags for materials such as bitumen, PVC coated fabrics for flex signage, carpet backing, geo textiles, geogrids, metallised fabrics, and self-reinforced composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Zahir Bashir, Johannes Hubertus Lohmeijer, Herbert Furst, Robert Kraus
  • Publication number: 20140312288
    Abstract: An electric fence insulator is formed as a flexible band of material with an opening along a lateral periphery. The band is flexed to position around the perimeter of a fence post along a length of the fence post as determined by the length of the insulator. The insulator provides electrical insulation between an electrically energized fence wire and a point of contact of the wire with a grounded fence post. The insulator includes a fastener at the opening to close to a secure position using a simple clipping motion after the insulating band is positioned on the fence post at a selected height. The insulator forms a minimal lever arm between the fence post and the energized wire. The insulator may be retrofitted to existing installations with fence wire already installed without a need to access the fence post from the top to the section requiring electrical insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Norman DeVerne Houston
  • Patent number: 8859703
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bimodal Ziegler-Natta catalyzed polyethylene, having a density of from 0.930 g/cc to 0.960 g/cc, and a molecular weight distribution of from 10 to 25, wherein an article formed therefrom has a PENT of at least 1500. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a tubular article including obtaining a bimodal polyethylene having a density of from 0.930 g/cc to 0.960 g/cc and a molecular weight distribution of from 10 to 25, and processing the polyethylene under conditions where a specific energy input (SEI) is less than 300 kW·h/ton, and wherein the article has a PENT of at least 1500. Further disclosed is a method for controlling the degradation of polyethylene including polymerizing ethylene monomer, recovering polyethylene, extruding the polyethylene, and controlling the degradation of polyethylene by measuring the SEI to the extruder and adjusting throughput and/or gear suction pressure keep SEI less than 300 kW·h/ton, and forming an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Coffy, Steven Gray, David Knoeppel, Cyril Chevillard, David Rauscher, Carlos Corleto, Gerhard Guenther, Brian B. Cole, Stan Biesert, Vincent Barre, Ruby L. Curtis, Son Nguyen, Danielle Childress
  • Publication number: 20140302259
    Abstract: A substrate composite film for thermal transfer printing includes a biaxially oriented base layer including polyester, a first type of lubricant particles, and a second type of lubricant particles. The substrate composite film satisfies the following: (1) a ratio of maximum height SRma and peak count SPc is 1?SRma/SPc?4.5, (2) a center plane average roughness Sra is 15 to 30 nm, (3) coefficient of dynamic friction is <0.60, and (4) 20 and 60 degree gloss is greater than 160 SGU. The 20 degree gloss may be equal in all directions, and the 60 degree gloss may be equal in all directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. BOWER, Hideaki Maeba
  • Patent number: 8852263
    Abstract: The use of nucleating agents to manufacture polymeric stents is disclosed. The resulting stents may have increased crystallinity, decreased crystal size, increased mechanical properties, and faster degradation times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Yunbing Wang
  • Patent number: 8845840
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a process for recycling film materials, and is particularly directed to collecting spent release liners for labels and constructing new release liner stock from the spent materials. In order to use the waste film, the film is subjected to a process for increasing the intrinsic viscosity. In addition, a coloring agent may be incorporated into the film in order to mask yellowing. In one embodiment, a multilayered composite film is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc.
    Inventors: Marshall Dean Ledbetter, Kathy L. Trojan
  • Publication number: 20140265012
    Abstract: A oven and oven system are provided to shape materials. In some embodiments, material is received from an extruder by inlet of an oven. The oven may include segments that are serially engaged to form a shape mold, as well as a heating element that heats the material, such that the material is concurrently heated and shaped. The material may be shaped into, for example, a ring by cutting and welding the ends of the material after removing it from the shape mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Ajax-United Patterns & Molds, Inc.
    Inventor: Hamid R. Ghalambor
  • Publication number: 20140272306
    Abstract: A method for maximizing a width of a pre-stretch film includes providing polymer being suitable for producing the pre-stretch film. A pre-stretch film having strips of increased thickness is produced. The method includes coordinating a thickness of the strips of increased thickness with a formation of edge thickening caused by neck-in during stretching of the pre-stretch film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DAVIS-STANDARD, LLC
    Inventors: Hassan Helmy, Robert F. Moeller, John P. Christiano, Daniel F. Hould
  • Patent number: 8834148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for producing a turf yarn for artificial turf. According to the invention, several monofilaments or ribbons are produced from one respective polymer material in two parallel extrusion processes, the turf yarn being formed by combining several monofilaments or ribbons obtained in the first extrusion process with several monofilaments or ribbons obtained in the second extrusion process. In order to improve especially the elasticity of an artificial turf carpet made from said turf yarn, the monofilaments or ribbons obtained in one of the extrusion processes are crimped before being combined, the crimped monofilaments or ribbons and the flat monofilaments or ribbons being produced in parallel next to each other and being joined in a winding station by means of a tie thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Hufschmidt, Jens Weinhold, Frank Heymann
  • 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: 8802802
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing polyethylene films which have high resistance to deformation or elongation under loading in tension. The method comprises orienting in the machine direction (MD) a high density polyethylene film at a drawdown ratio effective to give the film an MD tensile strength at yield greater than or equal to 50,000 psi, wherein the HDPE has a density greater than 0.940 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventor: D. Ryan Breese
  • Patent number: 8801984
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-layered microporous polyolefin film for a battery separator and a method for preparing the same. The microporous multi-layered film of the present invention has a characteristics to have both the low shutdown temperature conferred by the polyethylene and the high melt fracture temperature conferred by the polypropylene and heat-resistant filler. In addition, it has the high strength and stability conferred by the micropores prepared under wet process and the high permeability and high strength conferred by the macropores prepared under dry process. Therefore, this multi-layered film can be used effectively to manufacture a secondary battery with high capacity and high power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jang-Weon Rhee, Inhwa Jung, Gwigwon Kang, Youngkeun Lee
  • Patent number: 8795561
    Abstract: A process for forming a nanofiber non-woven includes mixing a first and second thermoplastic polymer and a plurality of particles, then subjecting the mixture to elongational forces when the first and second polymers are in a softened condition forming nanofibers of the first polymer. Next, the mixture is brought to a condition where the temperature is below the softening temperature of the first polymer forming a first intermediate. The first intermediate is consolidated forming the second intermediate where at least 70% of the nanofibers are fused to other nanofibers. Next, at least a portion of the second polymer is removed and at least 50% of the particles are positioned adjacent a surface of the nanofibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Walter A. Scrivens, Hao Zhou
  • Patent number: 8795565
    Abstract: A microporous membrane is made by a dry-stretch process and has substantially round shaped pores and a ratio of machine direction tensile strength to transverse direction tensile strength in the range of 0.5 to 5.0. The method of making the foregoing microporous membrane includes the steps of: extruding a polymer into a nonporous precursor, and biaxially stretching the nonporous precursor, the biaxial stretching including a machine direction stretching and a transverse direction stretching, the transverse direction including a simultaneous controlled machine direction relax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Celgard LLC
    Inventors: Xiangyun Wei, Charles Haire
  • Publication number: 20140205823
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a process for forming a biaxially oriented film. The process includes first selecting a polyolefin resin wherein said polyolefin resin comprises a linear low density polyethylene resin characterized by having from 9 to 35 weight percent of the total weight of linear low density polyethylene resin eluting from a CEF at a temperature greater than 97.0° C.; and further characterized by having a CDR of from 33 to 80 and a Mw Ratio of from 0.15 to 0.45. Next a film is formed from the polyolefin resin selected in the first step. Finally the film formed in the second step is oriented in a sequential manner. The films produced by this process are characterized by having an ultimate elongation at least 1.5 times greater in the MD as compared to the CD and the 2% secant modulus is a least 1.25 times greater in the CD as compared to the MD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Xiao Bing Yun, Rangjuan Cong, Jephrey Pan, Teresa P. Karjala
  • Publication number: 20140199505
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biaxially oriented multilayer, barrier polymer film, having gas barrier properties and consisting of polymer layers, comprising a polyolefin core layer and a barrier surface layer of ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) on a first side of the core layer. The invention further relates to such a vapour deposition coated film, especially a metallised such film. The invention also relates to a packaging laminate comprising the film or vapour deposition coated polymer film and to a packaging container produced from such a packaging laminate. The invention further relates to a method for the production of the barrier film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Cesare Lorenzetti, Lisa Rey
  • Patent number: 8778247
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer film made of a polyamide composition comprising at least 80 weight percentage (wt. %) of a semi-crystalline semi-aromatic polyamide with a melting temperature (Tm) of at least 270° C., wherein the wt. % is relative to the total weight of the polymer composition, wherein the polymer film has an average coefficient of thermal expansion in plane in the temperature range of 20° C.-Tg, measured in plane with the method according to ASTM D969-08, of at most 40 ppm/K. The said film can be made from a polyamide moulding composition comprising said polyamide by film casting followed by biaxial stretching. The film has properties suitable for carrier films in flexible printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Antonius Marie Stroeks, Guido Richard Struijk
  • Publication number: 20140193648
    Abstract: A biaxially stretched polyester film, being a biaxially stretched film including a modified polybutylene terephthalate (modified PBT) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), wherein a mass ratio (modified PBT/PET) between the modified PBT and PET is 20/80 to 5/95, the modified PBT is a PBT containing 5 to 20% by mass of a polytetramethylene glycol unit having a molecular weight of 600 to 4,000, the amount of tetrahydrofuran (THF) generated by heat treating the biaxially stretched film in a helium gas atmosphere at 180° C. for 30 minutes is 50 ?g/g or less, and the biaxially stretched film has tear linearity in a lengthwise direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: UNITIKA LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Okuzu, Tomoharu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140190619
    Abstract: The present invention is a strip of a thermoplastic elastomer composition to be wound spirally on a cylindrical drum to form an inner liner for a tire. The strip is composed of a layer stack of a first layer made of a thermoplastic elastomer composition containing 0.1 part by mass to 50 parts by mass of an organic derivative of clay mineral relative to 100 parts by mass of a styrene-isobutylene-styrene triblock copolymer, and a second layer made of a thermoplastic elastomer composition containing at least one of a styrene-isoprene-styrene triblock copolymer and a styrene-isobutylene diblock copolymer. The strip has a strip main body with a thickness of 0.05 mm to 1.0 mm and ear portions with a thickness thinner than the thickness of the strip main body and a width of 0.5 mm to 5.0 mm disposed on opposite sides thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Imoto, Mutsuki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8771582
    Abstract: The present invention is a bioactive, nanofibrous material construct which is manufactured using a unique electrospinning perfusion methodology. One embodiment provides a nanofibrous biocomposite material formed as a discrete textile fabric from a prepared liquid admixture of (i) a non-biodegradable durable synthetic polymer; (ii) a biologically active agent; and (iii) a liquid organic carrier. These biologically-active agents are chemical compounds which retain their recognized biological activity both before and after becoming non-permanently bound to the formed textile material; and will become subsequently released in-situ as discrete freely mobile agents from the fabric upon uptake of water from the ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: BioScurfaces, Inc., Clemson University, Rhode Island Board of Education
    Inventors: Matthew D. Phaneuf, Philip J. Brown, Martin J. Bide
  • Patent number: 8772419
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a polyester film with low thermal expansion. 95 wt % to 55 wt % of crystalline polyester and 5 wt % to 45 wt % of amorphous polyester are mixed. The blend is then melt extruded to form a sheet. The sheet is then biaxially stretched to obtain a film. The biaxially stretched film is then treated with a heat-setting procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Li-Cheng Jheng, Jrjeng Ruan, Ming-Tsong Leu, Kuo-Chen Shih, Jyh-Horng Wu, Cheng-Hsing Fan