Utilizing Added Agent (e.g., Flux, Plasticizer, Dispersing Agent, Etc.) Patents (Class 264/211)
  • Patent number: 11807785
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a roofing membrane. The roofing membrane comprises a scrim. The scrim has a top surface and a bottom surface. The roofing membrane comprises a cap layer on the top surface of the scrim. The cap layer comprises a first non-styrenic polypropylene polymer, a first polypropylene impact copolymer, and a first olefin block copolymer. The roofing membrane comprises a core layer on the bottom surface of the scrim. The core layer comprises a second non-styrenic polypropylene polymer, a second polypropylene impact copolymer, and a second olefin block copolymer. The roofing membrane is configured to prevent migration of at least one oil from a layer to the roofing membrane. Some embodiments relate to a roofing structure comprising the roofing membrane, a method for installing the roofing membrane, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Paul C. Lem, Li-Ying Yang
  • Patent number: 11749421
    Abstract: Provided is an electrically conductive resin composition with which the characteristics inherent in a thermoplastic resin are easily retained and which exhibits more excellent electrical conductivity even if the blending amount of an electrically conductive filler is small. This electrically conductive resin composition contains a thermoplastic resin, such as a polycarbonate or a polyolefin, and an electrically conductive filler, such as a carbon nanotube. This electrically conductive resin composition further contains a dye, such as a perinone-based dye or a disazo-based dye, which is a component for improving electrical conductivity, and this electrically conductive resin composition can be obtained by kneading or molding a raw material mixture containing a thermoplastic resin, an electrically conductive filler, and a dye under a condition of a temperature equal to or higher than the melting point of the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukaguchi, Taiyo Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 11738187
    Abstract: A continuous tube having alternating compositions along a length direction of the tube can include at least a first segment extruded from a first composition along a length direction of the tube and at least a second segment extruded from a second composition along the length direction of the tube in which the first and second segments are integrally joined. Additional segments can be added to the continuous tubing. Such tubing can be used as medical device such as with infusion sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Doane, Wan Suwito, Anthony Guevara, Archana Nagaraja Rao, Zehra Sevinc
  • Patent number: 11702535
    Abstract: Provided herein are polymer compositions comprising a polymer and polymer processing aid (PPA) comprising a blend of at least two of: (i) a polyethylene glycol; (ii) a surfactant comprising a sorbitan ester or a polysorbate; and (iii) a metal salt of a fatty acid. The polymer can be a C2-C6 olefin homopolymer or a copolymer of two or more C2-C20 ?-olefins, and the polymer composition can take the form of polymer pellets; a polymer melt; reactor-grade polymer granules and/or polymer slurries; or other form of polymer composition containing the PPA and optionally one or more other additives. The polymer composition is preferably free or substantially free of fluorine, including fluoropolymer-based PPAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Nino Ruocco, Michael A. Leaf, Danny Van Hoyweghen
  • Patent number: 11572736
    Abstract: A recyclable polyethylene man-door comprises an interior panel and an exterior door panel, each panel having a horizontal pattern of cut-outs and optionally comprising a blend of mineral additives that do not adversely affect the recyclability of the finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: DURASERV CORP.
    Inventors: Eddie Johnston, Phillip Dailey
  • Patent number: 11541573
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin pellet is columnar. A cross-sectional shape taken along a plane orthogonal to a height direction of the thermoplastic resin pellet has a longer diameter represented by “a” and a shorter diameter represented by “b”. A ratio a/b is greater than or equal to 1.0, and the ratio a/b is less than or equal to 2.6. A ratio ? of a unit height volume of a cylindrical portion of a hopper of a molding machine, into which the thermoplastic resin pellet is loaded, to a volume of the thermoplastic resin pellet is greater than 16. A method for manufacturing an electric cable includes supplying the thermoplastic resin pellet to the hopper, melting the thermoplastic resin pellet in the cylinder to supply molten resin to the die, and extruding the molten resin from the die to form a sheath on a core wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihong Liu, Tadahiro Yabu
  • Patent number: 11534991
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a thermoplastic prepreg includes a double belt mechanism that is configured to compress a fiber mat, web, or mesh that is passed through the double belt mechanism, a resin applicator that is configured to apply monomers or oligomers to the fiber mat, web, or mesh, and a curing oven that is configured to effect polymerization of the monomers or oligomers and thereby form the thermoplastic polymer as the fiber mat, web, or mesh is moved through the curing oven. The double belt mechanism compresses the fiber mat, web, or mesh and the applied monomers or oligomers as the fiber mat, web, or mesh is passed through the curing oven so that the monomers or oligomers fully saturate the fiber mat, web, or mesh. Upon polymerization of the monomers or oligomers, the fiber mat, web, or mesh is fully impregnated with the thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Edwing Chaparro-Chavez, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 11465376
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tire, the method comprising the steps of providing a cured tire subassembly, the subassembly including a first bead and a second bead, a cured carcass layer extending from the first bead to the second bead, and an optional cured innerliner disposed on the carcass layer; and applying an air barrier composition to the cured carcass layer, or to the cured innerliner if present, to form an air barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Amy M. Randall, Craig R. Balnis, David J. Zemla
  • Patent number: 11450860
    Abstract: Nanostructured materials, and methods and apparatus for their production are provided. Nanostructured materials comprise nanofibers having nanoparticles deposited along the outer surface thereof. The size of the nanofibers and nanoparticles, and the spacing of such nanoparticles along the nanofibers may be controlled over a wide range. Nanostructured materials may comprise a plurality of such nanofibers interwoven together to form fiber cloth-like materials. Many materials may be used to form the nanofibers including polymer nanofiber materials (e.g., polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), etc.) along with compatible nanoparticle materials (e.g., salts or other crystallizable materials).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Norbert Radacsi, Konstantinos P. Giapis
  • Patent number: 11376774
    Abstract: 1. A plasticizing device includes a barrel including a resin material supply port portion and a fiber supply port portion which is formed on a distal side from the resin material supply port portion; and a screw that comprises a shaft body and a flight, and is received in the barrel. The barrel is disposed with a posture in which its axial line intersects a gravitational direction. A maximum length of an opening in the barrel of the fiber supply port portion along an axial direction of the barrel is 1 time or more and 2 times or less as much as a pitch of the flight disposed in a portion of the screw which faces the opening in the barrel of the fiber supply port portion in a direction perpendicular to the axial line of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SHIBAURA MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masamichi Momono
  • Patent number: 11267209
    Abstract: Provided is a molded body with a hollow portion comprising tetrafluoroethylene and perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer, which is obtained by heat treating a molded body with a hollow portion obtained by melt molding tetrafluoroethylene and perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) copolymer having a melt flow rate of 0.1 to 100 g/10 min when measured with a load of 5 kg and a measurement temperature of 372±0.1° C. in accordance with ASTM D1238. The heat treatment is carried out at a temperature from 130° C. below the melting point of the copolymer to the melting point of the copolymer. The molded body exhibits excellent blister resistance when utilized in contact with harsh chemicals and under harsh operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CHEMOURS-MITSUI FLUOROPRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nishimura, Hitomi Nishimura, Chorong Jeong
  • Patent number: 11242275
    Abstract: A glass forming apparatus includes a glass delivery vessel, a forming body with a forming body inlet and a downcomer (48) between the glass delivery vessel and the forming body. The downcomer includes a downcomer tube (100) with an inlet end (110) for receiving molten glass from the glass delivery vessel and an outlet end (109) for discharging molten glass to the forming body inlet. An upper heating zone (110) and a lower heating zone (150) positioned downstream from the upper heating zone (110) encircle the downcomer tube and a lower controlled atmosphere enclosure (155) is positioned around and sealed to the downcomer tube (100) in the lower heating zone (150). The lower controlled atmosphere enclosure (155) includes at least one heating element (156) for heating molten glass flowing through the downcomer tube within the forming body inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bulent Kocatulum, Pierre Laronze, Sara Ashley Manley
  • Patent number: 11180631
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stabilising composition, comprising: a) a first phenolic antioxidant comprising one or more phenolic compounds having the structure of formula (I) wherein R1 is a linear or branched alkyl group having from 12 to 20 carbon atoms; and b) one or more second phenolic antioxidants independently selected from: a mono-hydroxybenzene having lower steric hindrance than the first phenolic antioxidant; a di-hydroxybenzene; and/or a tri-hydroxybenzene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SI GROUP USA (USAA), LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Hill, Maurice Power
  • Patent number: 11123936
    Abstract: A resin infusion method that incorporates a melt-on-demand approach. The method includes: (a) providing a curable resin composition in the form of a block of frozen resin (20); (b) coupling the block of frozen resin (20) to an inlet port of a heated extruder (22), which comprises at least one rotating screw (24) housed within a heated barrel (25); (c) progressively melting the block of frozen resin (20) at the inlet port and concurrently feeding the melt resin through the heated barrel (25) to produce a liquid resin having a viscosity suitable for resin infusion; (d) continuously feeding the liquid resin exiting from the extruder to a mold, which contains a fibrous preform; and (e) introducing the liquid resin into the fibrous preform, wherein the block of frozen resin (20) provides an amount of resin composition sufficient for infusing the entire fibrous preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Edward Meegan, Michael Alexander Smith, Scott Alfred Rogers, Jeffrey Jon Rose
  • Patent number: 11091615
    Abstract: Stabilizer compositions having a stabilizing amount of at least one co-active agent; and a stabilizing amount of any one or more ultraviolet light absorber chosen from an ortho-hydroxyphenyl triazine, an ortho-hydroxy benzophenone, or an ortho-hydroxyphenyl benzotriazole, optionally in combination with a stabilizing amount of a hindered amine light stabilizer, are provided herein, along with masterbatch concentrates containing same, and processes for using same for stabilizing organic materials to protect against light and thermal degradation due to exposure to UV irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: J. Mon Hei Eng, Joseph Kozakiewicz, Ram B. Gupta, Jian-Yang Cho, Roderick G. Ryles, Fadi Khawam
  • Patent number: 11041058
    Abstract: A resin structure comprising a resin formed body (1) and a liquid layer (3) formed on a surface of the resin formed body (1), the liquid layer (3) having liquid protrusions (3a) that are locally protruded on the surface thereof. The structure exhibits improved properties on the surface of the resin formed body (1), such as improved sliding property and non-adhesiveness to various substances maintaining stability as a result of forming the liquid layer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Akutsu, Shinya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 11033888
    Abstract: A nanofibrous catalyst for in the electrolyzer and methods of making the catalyst. The catalysts are composed of highly porous transition metal carbonitrides, metal oxides or perovskites derived from the metal-organic frameworks and integrated into a 3D porous nano-network electrode architecture. The catalysts are low-cost, highly active toward OER, with excellent conductivity yet resistant to the oxidation under high potential operable under both acidic and alkaline environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Di-Jia Liu, Lina Chong
  • Patent number: 11015043
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a process. In an embodiment, the process includes blending a broad molecular weight distribution (MWD) ethylene-based polymer having an 121/12 ratio from 55 to 85 with a narrow MWD ethylene-based polymer having an 121/12 ratio from 20 to 50. The process includes forming a blend component comprising from 20 wt % to 45 wt % of the broad MWD ethylene-based polymer, from 80 wt % to 55 wt % of the narrow MWD ethylene-based polymer, and optional carbon black. The blend component has a density from 0.925 g/cc to 0.955 g/cc and an 121/12 ratio from 30 to 55. The process includes extruding the blend component over a conductor at a rate greater than 1.02 m/s, and forming a conductor jacket having a surface smoothness from 30 ?-inch to 80 ?-inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Anny L. Flory, Mohamed Esseghir, Chester J. Kmiec, Rajen M. Patel, Karl M. Seven
  • Patent number: 10899059
    Abstract: Plasiticized polyvinylacetal films with greater film-to-film uniformity are produced by a process of extruding a melt stream containing a polyvinyl acetal and a plasticizer at 150-250° C., the film having a predefined melt viscosity at 60-170° C., by providing a first melt stream of at least a first plasticizer and a first polyvinyl acetal resin and measuring its melt viscosity at 60-170° C. online; and adjusting the 60-170° C. melt viscosity by adding a second plasticizer and/or a second polyvinyl acetal resin to the first melt stream in an amount to provide a second melt stream with a melt viscosity at 60-170° C. having a difference of at most 20% to the predefined melt viscosity at 60-170° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY EUROPE GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Haerth, Daniel Wenzlik
  • Patent number: 10872710
    Abstract: A dielectric composite includes: at least one first dielectric material represented by Chemical Formula 1, and at least one second dielectric material represented by Chemical Formula 2, wherein the first dielectric material has at least one first crystal structure and the second dielectric material has a second crystal structure that is different from the first crystal structure, and the first dielectric material and the second dielectric material are agglomerated with each other, A111-xA12xB12O6??Chemical Formula 1 A212(1-y)A222yB22O7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Doh Won Jung, Chan Kwak, Hyungjun Kim, Jong Wook Roh, Daejin Yang, Youngjin Cho
  • Patent number: 10796817
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a method for manufacturing a fine aluminum pattern, an aluminum pattern manufactured by the manufacturing method, and a conductive film including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Donghyun Lee, Seung Heon Lee, Song Ho Jang, Jiehyun Seong, Chang Yoon Lim
  • Patent number: 10765565
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing topsheets for absorbent articles are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Kelyn Anne Arora, Misael Omar Aviles, John Lee Hammons, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10734353
    Abstract: A method of and system for adhesive bonding by a) providing a polymerizable adhesive composition on a surface of an element to be bonded to form an assembly; b) irradiating the assembly with radiation at a first wavelength capable of vulcanization of bonds in the polymerizable adhesive composition by activation of sulfur-containing compound with at least one selected from x-ray, e-beam, visible, or infrared light to thereby generate ultraviolet light in the polymerizable adhesive composition; and c) adhesively joining two or more components together by way of the polymerizable adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Immunolight, LLC
    Inventors: Zakaryae Fathi, Frederic A. Bourke, Jr., Harold Walder
  • Patent number: 10682797
    Abstract: Methods for extrusion of polyolefins (112) that control specific energy input to the extruder (102) for gel reduction. Disclosed herein is an example method for forming plastic products (120, 208) with reduced gels, comprising: melting a polyolefin resin (112) in extruder (102) to form a melt; adjusting specific energy input in the extruder (102) to reduce gels in the melt; and forming the melt into a polyolefin product (120, 208). Disclosed herein is also an example method for forming plastic products (120, 20) with reduced gels, comprising: melting a polyolefin resin in extruder (102) to form a melt; selecting a throttle valve (104) position for gel reduction; setting the throttle valve (104) at the selected throttle valve (104) position to restrict flow of the melt out of the extruder (102); and forming the melt into a polyolefin product (120, 208).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daudi A. Abe, Brandon C. Locklear, Yuet Meng Chu, T. R. Veariel
  • Patent number: 10622117
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymeric compositions with improved breakdown strength. The polymeric compositions contain a polyolefin and a voltage stabilizing agent. The voltage stabilizing agent is a diphenoxybenzene and/or a benzanilide. The present polymeric compositions exhibit improved breakdown strength when applied as an insulating layer for power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventor: Timothy J. Person
  • Patent number: 10501587
    Abstract: A masterbatch may be blended with virgin polymer to add desired color or other properties to the virgin polymer prior to further processing. Methods and processes for producing an antimicrobial and/or antiviral polymeric masterbatch that may be used to add antimicrobial, antiviral and/or antifungal properties to a virgin polymer without significantly degrading the properties of the virgin polymer. The masterbatch may be extruded into pellets or formed into other particles for subsequent blending with the virgin polymer to add antimicrobial and antiviral properties to the polymeric materials. The method includes a heat treatment after compounding the base polymer with the antimicrobial, antiviral and/or antifungal are compounded together. The heat treatment comprises heating the masterbatch blend to a temperature between the glass transition temperature and the melting point of the base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cupron, Inc.
    Inventor: Vikram Kanmukhla
  • Patent number: 10456762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a machine for mixing and conveying a road application mixture and to the methods of use thereof. A hopper has a top and bottom and contains a selected amount of solid material useful for melting snow and ice. An auger casing with a solid inlet is attached to the bottom of the hopper and is oriented in an inclined plane. A tank containing a liquid is connected to the auger casing at a liquid inlet. The hopper has a discharge at a distal end. An auger is contained within the auger casing for conveying the solid material and mixing it with the liquid material. The auger has a first flight section with a first pitch and a second flight section with a second pitch and with cross bars. The auger housing has a discharge. The auger can be started remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Juneau County, a Wisconsin body corporate
    Inventors: Dennis Wilfred Weiss, Steven Donald Peters, Thomas Alan Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10427984
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating a ceramic matrix composite are disclosed. A fiber preform may be placed in a mold. An aqueous solution may be added to the fiber preform. The aqueous solution may include water, carbon nanotubes, and a binder. The preform may be frozen. Freezing the preform may cause the water to expand and separate fibers in the fiber preform. The carbon nanotubes may bond to the fibers. The preform may be freeze dried to remove the water. The preform may then be processed according to standard CMC process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Sheedy, David C. Jarmon
  • Patent number: 10310497
    Abstract: A method and apparatus capable of monitoring performance of a process and of the condition of equipment units effecting such process is disclosed. A process model predicated upon mass and energy balancing is developed on the basis of a plurality of generally nonlinear models of the equipment units. At least one or more of such equipment models are characterized by one or more adjustable maintenance parameters. Data relating to mass and energy transfer within the process is collected and is reconciled with the mass and energy characteristics of the process predicted by the model. The condition of the equipment units and process performance may then be inferred by monitoring the values of the maintenance parameters over successive data reconciliation operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Terrill L. Greenlee
  • Patent number: 10249404
    Abstract: A ceramic paste composition including carbon nanotubes or a carbon nanotube-metal composite and a silicone adhesive, wherein the silicone adhesive includes 0.1 to 10 wt % of a silanol group, and has a mole ratio of a phenyl group to a methyl group of 0.3 to 2.5. The ceramic paste composition has low sheet resistance, through which an excellent heat generating property, and shielding, absorbing and conducting properties may be implemented in one or more embodiments. Further, though the ceramic paste composition has a very high heat generating temperature of 400° C., as compared with general paste based on carbon nanotubes, the physical properties thereof may be maintained stably. In addition, the ceramic paste may be widely used in various fields including heat generating products such as those for keeping warmth or heating, and products for electromagnetic wave shielding and absorption, electrodes, electronic circuits, antennas, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Han Oh Park, Jae Ha Kim, Jun Pyo Kim
  • Patent number: 10072124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a polyarylene sulfide resin comprising: a step of reacting a poly(arylenesulfonium salt) having a constitutional unit represented by the following formula (1) with an aliphatic amide compound to obtain a polyarylene sulfide resin having a constitutional unit represented by the following formula (2): wherein R1 represents a direct bond, -Ar2-, -Ar2-S— or -Ar2-O—; Ar1 and Ar2 each represent an arylene group optionally having a functional group as a substituent; R2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms or an aromatic group optionally having an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms as a substituent; and X? represents an anion, wherein R1 and Ar1 are the same as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: DIC Corporation, National University Corporation, Iwate University
    Inventors: Hajime Watanabe, Takashi Furusawa, Satoshi Ogawa, Toshikazu Takata
  • Patent number: 9988511
    Abstract: Composite resin particles including: a polyethylene-based resin and a polystyrene-based resin, wherein the polyethylene-based resin and the polystyrene-based resin are included in the ranges of 50 to 20% by mass and 50 to 80% by mass respectively, with respect to the total of these resins, the polyethylene-based resin is composed of: a first polyethylene-based resin having a medium density to a high density in the range of 925 to 965 kg/m3; and a second polyethylene-based resin which is linear and which has a lower density than the first polyethylene-based resin, and the first polyethylene-based resin and the second polyethylene-based resin are included in the ranges of 90 to 30% by mass and 10 to 70% by mass respectively, with respect to the total of these resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Terasaki, Yushi Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 9968083
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for a preparation of a solid composition comprising the steps of a) dissolving a premix in a premix-solvent, or melting a premix, wherein the premix contains a pesticide and a nonionic, amphiphilic polyalkoxylate, b) solidifying the premix by removing the premix-solvent, or by cooling, and c) contacting the premix with at least one auxiliary. The invention further relates to a solid composition obtainable by said method; to a method for the preparation of an aqueous tank mix, in which a pesticide is present as suspended particles having a particle size below 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Thomas Bork, Jochen Schreieck, Helmut Müller, Nadine Riediger, Clark D. Klein, Rebecca Willis, Tatjana Sikuljak, Murat Mertoglu
  • Patent number: 9884981
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyether and polyesters polyol condensations. The polyols are uniquely suited for ease of manufacture and improved adhesive characteristics particularly for low surface energy materials. The materials can be used in urethane adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: IFS Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Zhijin Chen
  • Patent number: 9868244
    Abstract: A large concentric co-extrusion die (1) is described having a plurality of annular or conical die mandrel layers (201-205). Each layer is formed between a pair of adjacent annular or conical die mandrels (101-106) defining between them a flow path for molten thermoplastics material from an inlet to an annular extrusion outlet (110) through which a thermoplastics tubular extrusion is formed in use. Extrusion takes place through the multiple annular layer outlets (301-305) to form a multi-layered product. At least one layer (203) of the annular or conical die mandrels has a plurality of molten material inlets arranged around the external circumference of the co-extrusion die with each inlet being connected to a feed channel (403) which has plural bifurcations (403.1, 403.2, 403.3) providing 2n subsidiary outlet feed channels (503) where n is the number of bifurcations. Each subsidiary outlet feed channel being connected to a corresponding helical outlet channel (703).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Plastika Kritis S.A.
    Inventors: Emmanouil Lempidakis, Ioannis Melas, Minas Kalarakis
  • Patent number: 9809755
    Abstract: An extruder for processing hydrocarbon-containing material. The extruder includes a screw that is rotatably positioned in a barrel liner and a heating system positioned about at least a portion of the barrel liner that is designed to heat the hydrocarbon-containing material as the hydrocarbon-containing material moves through the barrel liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Bonnot Company
    Inventors: Kurt G. Houk, George Bain
  • Patent number: 9771463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hollow glass microsphere and polymer composite having enhanced viscoelastic and rheological properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Tundra Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt E. Heikkila, Rodney K. Williams, John S. Kroll
  • Patent number: 9732279
    Abstract: An extruder for processing hydrocarbon-containing material. The extruder includes a screw that is rotatably positioned in a auger barrel and a heating system positioned about at least a portion of the auger barrel that is designed to heat the hydrocarbon-containing material as the hydrocarbon-containing material moves through the auger barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: The Bonnot Company
    Inventors: Kurt G. Houk, George Bain
  • Patent number: 9717796
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising dexmedetomidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof wherein the composition is formulated as a liquid for parenteral administration to a subject, and wherein the composition is disposed in a flexible plastic container as a ready to use premixed solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SLYPHARMA, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Pizza
  • Patent number: 9713653
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer fiber comprising a thermoplastic polymer comprising the following building blocks A and B: —O—(CH2—CH2—O)n— (A) —O—[CH2]y—O— (B), wherein n is an integer of 10-400, and y is an integer in the range of 2 to 16, wherein A is present in an amount of 15-30 mole %, B is present in an amount of 20-40 mole % and wherein building blocks A and B are linked by the following linking group C: —[(C?O)—NH—CH2—CH2—CH2—CH2—CH2—CH2—NH—(C?O)]— (C) wherein C is present in an amount of 45-55 mole %. The present invention further relates to a method for preparing a polymer fiber, absorbent articles comprising a polymer fiber and the use of a fiber in a product for treating wounds and/or burns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Sebastian Doerr, Dennis Hansson
  • Patent number: 9676916
    Abstract: A multifunctional syntactic foam including a matrix material and hollow particles, where a first and second material property of the syntactic foam are tailored on the basis of the wall thickness and volume fraction of the hollow particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nikhil Gupta, Vasanth Chakravarthy Shunmugasamy
  • Patent number: 9669573
    Abstract: The injection molding apparatus of the present invention includes: a heating cylinder; a screw that is provided rotatably in an inner portion of the heating cylinder; a resin feed hopper that feeds a resin pellet; and a fiber feed device that is provided ahead of the resin feed hopper and feeds reinforcing fibers into the heating cylinder. The screw includes a first stage that is located on a rear side, and in which the resin pellet is melted, and a second stage that is located on a front side, and in which the melted resin pellet and the reinforcing fibers are mixed, and a lead of a second flight provided in the second stage is larger than a lead of a first flight provided in the first stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kariya, Naoki Toda, Munehiro Nobuta, Kiyoshi Kinoshita, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Kosuke Ikeda, Yuji Suzumura, Hitoshi Onuma, Ryoji Okabe, Masanori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9649296
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising dexmedetomidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof wherein the composition is formulated as a liquid for parenteral administration to a subject, and wherein the composition is disposed in a flexible plastic container as a ready to use premixed solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SLYPHARMA, LLC.
    Inventor: Joseph M. Pizza
  • Patent number: 9365006
    Abstract: A compound plant for processing elastomeric compounds for tires with both a high quality and a high throughput includes at least one batch mixing device in combination with at least one multi-shaft continuous mixing device having a high number of shafts. For example, the multi-shaft continuous mixing device could be a ring extruder having a plurality of co-rotating screws disposed to form a ring. In operation, a first elastomeric compound is discharged from the at least one batch mixing device and processed with the at least one multi-shaft continuous mixing device to obtain a second elastomeric compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Testi, Alan Bottomley, Alessio Longoni
  • Patent number: 9244894
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and computer program products for interactive reports are disclosed herein. In some examples, a method for generating an output report that is an interactive report may include identifying one or more messages to be hyperlinked in an output report, wherein the one or more messages are data structures that are configured to linguistically describe at least a portion of raw input data; determining one or more interactive responses based on the one or more messages to be hyperlinked; determining one or more words in a phrase specification that are related to the one or more messages to be hyperlinked; and generating the output report, wherein the one or more words are hyperlinked in the output report such that when selected at least one of the one or more interactive responses is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: ARRIA DATA2TEXT LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Dale, Mario Feegrade, Neil Burnett, William Anthony Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 9080036
    Abstract: A nucleating system for a thermoplastic composition that contains a polyarylene sulfide is provided. The nucleating system includes a combination of an inorganic crystalline compound and an aromatic amide oligomer. The present inventors have discovered that the combination of these different types of nucleating agents result in excellent crystallization properties (e.g., rate of crystallization). Due to the improved crystallization rate, the thermoplastic composition can be molded at lower temperatures to still achieve the same degree of crystallization. In addition to minimizing the energy requirements of the molding operating, the use of lower temperatures can also decrease the production of “flash” normally associated with high temperature molding operations. The composition may also possess good viscosity properties that allow it to be readily molded into parts of a variety of different shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Rong Luo, Kamlesh P. Nair, Xinyu Zhao, Steven D. Gray
  • Publication number: 20150137416
    Abstract: A method of making a sacrificial fiber, comprising: forming a molten sacrificial composition comprising a poly(hydroxyalkanoate) and a metal catalyst; extruding the molten sacrificial composition to form a sacrificial fiber comprising the poly(hydroxyalkanoate) and the metal catalyst, where the concentration of the metal catalyst in the sacrificial fiber is at least 0.1 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Jason F. Patrick, Scott R. White, Nancy R. Sottos, Jeffrey S. Moore, Brett P. Krull
  • Patent number: 9034232
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a sheet for a solar cell encapsulant which has stability against yellowing after a crosslinking process and thus good appearance with improved productivity in the sheet manufacture process, specifically to a method for manufacturing a sheet for a solar cell encapsulant characterized by melt-mixing a resin composition with an organic peroxide, a co-crosslinking agent and a silane coupling agent at the degradation temperature of the organic peroxide or less, wherein the resin composition is obtained by melt-mixing EVA resin with an antioxidant, an UV absorber and a light stabilizer at 80-220° C., and forming a sheet from the obtained melt-mixed resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Whan Cho, Jae Hyuck Han, Goo Hyeong Lee, Kyung Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9028606
    Abstract: A cementitious composite product that can function as a substitute for stone and solid surface materials, such as granite, marble, and engineered stone is provided. Furthermore methods for manufacturing the cementitious composite product using an extrudable cementitious composition that can be extruded or otherwise shaped into stone-like building products that can be used as a substitute for many known stone products is disclosed. In one embodiment, the cementitious composite products can be manufactured more cheaply to be as tough or tougher and more durable than stone and solid surface materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Per Just Andersen, Simon K. Hodson
  • Patent number: 9017587
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of biodegradable net-shaped articles includes: (a) preparing a biodegradable mixture; (b) granulating the mixture into plastic grains; (c) baking the plastic grains in an oven at 60° C. to 70° C. for 3 to 4 hours; (d) melting and extruding the plastic grains by a screw-type extruder so as to obtain a net-shaped preform; and (e) cooling and thereby finalizing the net-shaped preform in a cooling bath at 15° C. to 30° C. so as to obtain the net-shaped article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Minima Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Kai Huang, Chien-Ming Huang