Organic Material Shaping Patents (Class 264/330)
  • Patent number: 11051529
    Abstract: The invention relates to a caffeine-templated MIP copolymer matrix and devices employing these polymers that exhibit high absorbance or binding capacity for caffeine while retaining rapid caffeine uptake kinetics, and which function in both cold and hot aqueous environments to selectively remove caffeine from a beverage with a high selectivity factor in order to better preserve the sensory aspects of the decaffeinated beverage, and which can easily be used by a typical consumer to treat their beverage within a short time frame of less than about one minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Decaf Company, LLC
    Inventors: Igor Luzinov, Ruslan Burtovyy, Iurii Bandera, James P. Farr, William P. Sibert, Wayne Delker, Michael J. Petrin
  • Patent number: 10772822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a molecularly imprinted polymer obtained by polymerization of a mixture comprising a basic ethylene monomer having an amine group, a crosslinking agent comprising at least 2 polymerizable ethylene unsaturations, a porogenic solvent and a C14-C20 fatty acid. A cosmetic composition comprising such a polymer. A cosmetic process to prevent and/or treat dandruff of the scalp using such a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Andrew Greaves, Christèle Ribaud, Franco Manfre, Karsten Haupt
  • Patent number: 10683378
    Abstract: An imprinted polymer that is not electrically conductive is obtained by polymerization of at least one monomer with at least one crosslinking agent in the presence of a target. The polymer has in its structure at least one cavity having the shape of a target and at least one redox probe assuming either a polymerizable form or a non-polymerizable form. Methods are for preparing an imprinted polymer, for detecting a target implementing such a polymer. The polymer is used as a sensor, and more particularly an imprinted sensor, an active interface to manufacture electrochemical (bio)sensors, or to manufacture solid-phase extraction substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITE DE TOULON
    Inventors: Catherine Branger, Hugues Brisset, Dutduan Udomsap
  • Patent number: 10345500
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a polarizing film having a transparent resin layer on at least one side of a polarizer containing a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, wherein the transparent resin layer has a thickness of 0.2 ?m or more and is formed from a layer-forming material containing a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin having a saponification degree of 96 mol % or more, and wherein the combined total content of sodium acetate and potassium acetate contained in the transparent resin layer is less than 1 wt %. This polarizing film has crack-resistant properties, and can minimize degradation of the optical characteristics in a heating and humidifying test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Motegi, Satoshi Mita, Tomonori Ueno, Atsushi Kishi, Jingfan Xu
  • Patent number: 10302829
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a polarizing film having a transparent resin layer on at least one side of a polarizer containing a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, wherein the transparent resin layer has a thickness of 0.2 ?m or more and is formed from a layer-forming material containing a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin having a saponification degree of 96 mol % or more, and wherein the combined total content of sodium acetate and potassium acetate contained in the transparent resin layer is less than 1 wt %. This polarizing film has crack-resistant properties, and can minimize degradation of the optical characteristics in a heating and humidifying test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Motegi, Satoshi Mita, Tomonori Ueno, Atsushi Kishi, Jingfan Xu
  • Patent number: 10197856
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical modulator that prevents aggregation of shape-anisotropic particles. The optical modulator of the present invention includes: (1) a first substrate and a second substrate that are disposed to face each other; (2) an optical modulation layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; and (3) a vertical alignment film. The optical modulation layer (2) contains: (2A) liquid crystal molecules that have a positive anisotropy of dielectric constant with a value of the anisotropy ?? of 10 or more; and (2B) shape-anisotropic particles each including a core material and a coating layer that is formed of a material containing a fluorine atom and constitutes an outer surface of the shape-anisotropic particles. The first substrate includes a pair of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadashi Ohtake, Tomoko Teranishi, Hiroyuki Moriwaki, Eiji Satoh, Hao Li
  • Patent number: 9962523
    Abstract: A catheter having a radiopaque marker. The radiopaque marker is disposed on a distal end of the catheter tube and is configured to allow for simple and efficient identification of the location of a predetermined drainage bore on an X-ray or other radiographic technique. In one implementation, the radiopaque marker is associated with the catheter tube such that inclusion of the radiopaque marker does not increase the outer diameter or decrease the inner diameter of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Nicholas Gerald Accisano, III
  • Publication number: 20150143998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oenological product intended to be used in making wine or spirits. This product includes a piece of wood made of compressed pieces of oak wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Nicolas MALHER-BESSE, Benoit VERDIER
  • Patent number: 9040597
    Abstract: Disclosed are fast-curing, inexpensive corn-gluten resin compositions, methods for making them, methods for forming them into solid articles. In some embodiments, the resin composition includes corn meal gluten and a non-toxic organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Green Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Dara L. Woerdeman, Odelia Maron
  • Patent number: 8999218
    Abstract: A process of producing a member having a pattern. The process includes preparing a first mold having a pattern surface provided with a first uneven pattern at a surface of the first mold, and preparing a second mold having a pattern surface, provided with a second uneven pattern at a surface of the second mold, including a shape portion corresponding to an outer peripheral shape of the pattern surface provided with the first uneven pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Seki, Masao Majima, Nobuhito Suehira
  • Publication number: 20150093429
    Abstract: A bone repair composition and methods thereof include elongated bone fibers made from cortical bone in which a plurality of approximately uniform bone fibers is made into various implant shapes conducive for various applications. The bone fiber compositions may be in the form of a cavity, ball, pellet, wrap, strip, cylinder, cone, putty, gel, or injectable slurry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: THERACELL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Nelson L. Scarborough, Bradley Patt
  • Publication number: 20150091201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of an abuse-proofed dosage form containing, apart from one or more active ingredients with potential for abuse and optionally physiologically acceptable auxiliary substances, at least one synthetic or natural polymer (C) with a breaking strength of at least 500 N, wherein the formulation mixture is combined with a solvent for the polymer (C) at least in quantities such that the formulation mixture is at least uniformly moistened, the at least moistened composition is optionally divided into sub-portions, dried and shaped to yield the dosage form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: GRÜNENTHAL GMBH
    Inventors: ELISABETH ARKENAU-MARIC, JOHANNES BARTHOLOMÄUS
  • Publication number: 20150084224
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of making a solid cleaning composition. The method can include pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid of a self-solidifying cleaning composition. For a self-solidifying cleaning composition, pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid determines the shape and density of the solid but is not required for forming a solid. The method can employ a concrete block machine for pressing and/or vibrating. The present invention also relates to a solid cleaning composition made by the method and to solid cleaning compositions including particles bound together by a binding agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Roger L. Stolte, Michael P. Dziuk, Melissa C. Meinke, Matthew C. Porter
  • Patent number: 8980145
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a fire resistant cellulose material. Such a method comprises processing cellulose fibers into a fiber mixture, and then forming a wetted mixture from the fiber mixture and a fire-retarding solution, wherein the wetted mixture has a solids content of the fire-retarding solution substantially uniformly and thoroughly dispersed therethrough. In some aspects, a cohesive mixture may be formed from the wetted mixture and a binding agent, and the cohesive mixture then formed into a formed cellulose product. An associated apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: BLH Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Baroux
  • Publication number: 20150064051
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an embossment structure formed in a mold in the present invention is applicable to plastic or metallic in-mold shaping products, such as computers, communication products, consumer electronic products, electrical appliances, parts of machines and instruments or common household products. A base layer provided with embossment structure or tri-dimensional ornament and a separable layer is stably fixed in a shaping mold by making use of absorption mode of the shaping mold. After shaped completely, the base layer on the surface of the in-mold shaping product is torn off to present delicate tri-dimensional embossed streaks on the surface of the in-mold shaping product, which is designed according to personalization or individuation, able to lower cost and increase external beauty of the in-mold shaping product and conform to economic gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicants: SUPREME TECHNIC PACKAGE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHENG-CHANG HUANG
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150037408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to modified release pharmaceutical compositions comprising salsalate. The invention also relates to processes for the preparation of such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kothari Jay Shantilal, Muthaiyyan Esakkimuthu Kannan, Mistry Gaurav Navinbhai, Brij Khera
  • Publication number: 20150038619
    Abstract: A self-supporting composite body comprising a substrate of discrete particles and a network of interconnected mycelia cells extending through and around the discrete particles and bonding the discrete particles together is characterized in being stiff and in having a density of greater than 18 pounds per cubic foot (pcf). The method of making the composite body includes compressing a mass of biocomposite material comprised of discrete particles and a network of interconnected mycelia cells in the presence of moisture into a compressed body having a density in excess of 18 pcf. Compression may take place batch wise. in a press or continuously between a pair of movable endless conveyors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Gavin R. McIntyre, Greg Tudryn, Jeff Betts, Jacob Winiski
  • Publication number: 20150021828
    Abstract: A rubber vulcanizer includes: a pair of heat plates disposed to be opposed to each other in a prescribed direction and to be apart from each other in the prescribed direction; and one or more dies for rubber molding stacked on each other in the prescribed direction between the heat plates. The rubber vulcanizer is able to realize either a state in which the dies of which the number is N are stacked on each other in the prescribed direction between the heat plates, or a state in which the dies of which the number is (N+1) are stacked on each other in the prescribed direction between the heat plates, where N is a natural number that satisfies at least a condition that 1?N?M, and M is a certain positive integer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki HAMADA, Isao USUKI
  • Patent number: 8936738
    Abstract: A disposal method for entirely recycling solid refuse includes the following steps: sorting, crushing, drying, pressing with high pressure to shaped articles, producing charcoal from combustible refuse in high temperature and firing incombustible refuse in high temperature, at last cooling high temperature articles to obtain solid fuel with various shapes and bricks or board used for building. The method achieves entirely recycling house refuse, especial solid refuse. The method recycles solid refuse to obtain fuel and building material with economic value. The method is simple and its processing cost is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Qihui Lian
  • Patent number: 8932509
    Abstract: A dope (24) containing a solid electrolyte and an organic solvent is cast onto a web (111) so as to form a casting membrane (24a) thereon. A first blower unit (91) applies dry air to the casting membrane (24a). After a lapse of 60 seconds from the casting, a skin layer (24c) is formed at an exposed surface (24b) side of the casting membrane (24a). The casting membrane (24a) with the web (111) is brought into contact with a first liquid (65a), and thereby reducing a remaining solvent amount of the casting membrane (24a). The casting membrane (24a) is then peeled from the web (111) as a membrane (62). In a tenter drier (64), the membrane (62) is dried while it is stretched. The membrane (62) is then brought into contact with a second liquid (66a). In a drying chamber (69), the membrane (62) is further dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miyachi, Ryo Takeda
  • Patent number: 8926886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fabrication of multichannel nerve conduits for use in the repair of nerve injury. In particular, the invention relates to collagen multichannel nerve conduits which are suitable for use in repair of peripheral nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Abhay Pandit, Li Yao, Anthony Windebank
  • Publication number: 20150004358
    Abstract: Disclosed is a freestanding polymer membrane having through-holes, comprising at least one through-hole formation area having a plurality of through-holes formed at a predetermined distance and a support area formed around the through-hole formation area to be thicker than the through-hole formation area so as to support the through-hole formation area, the polymer membrane being freestanding without use of a separate substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Wonjae Jung
  • Patent number: 8916075
    Abstract: A method of making a reinforced resin structure is disclosed. A volume of uncured resin compound is placed on a first outer surface of a carrier structure comprising a plurality of fibers. The uncured resin compound and the carrier structure are pressed between two cooperating plates to disperse the resin compound into and through a plurality of passages between the plurality of fibers. The dispersed resin compound is cured to fix the resin within the plurality of passages and around the plurality of fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Oehler, Wayne J. Caillouette
  • Patent number: 8907012
    Abstract: Provided is a production method for particle boards or fiber boards which achieves production efficiency greater than that of conventional production methods. A production method for a particle board or a fiber board, comprising the step of adding polycarboxylic acid into a plant-derived product that has been segmented or formed into fibers, and further comprising the step of adding a small amount a compound having one or more types of an isocyanate group to the plant-derived product and/or the polycarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Kyoto University, Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Umemura, Etsuya Yasui
  • Publication number: 20140352623
    Abstract: A process for reprocessing soiled animal bedding material commingled with animal manure. The soiled animal bedding material is separated in a shaker to send at least a preponderance of said manure to a holding tank. Said bedding material is subsequently dried and compacted to form a compacted product. Alternatively, said bedding material is dried (without a compacting step) to form a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Shelly Ann Townsend
  • Patent number: 8877243
    Abstract: A process for making cross-linked polysaccharide gels, particularly cross-linked hyaluronic acid gels, under basic conditions. The resulting gels possess improved degradation characteristics, and are useful in a variety of medical and cosmetic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ultraceuticals R&D Pty., Ltd.
    Inventors: Simone Charlotte Vonwiller, Geoffrey Kenneth Heber
  • Patent number: 8871130
    Abstract: Draw a polymer composition by providing a polymer composition containing an orientable polymer having a softening temperature and a filler; conditioning the temperature of the polymer composition at or below its softening temperature; and drawing the polymer composition at a draw rate of at least 127 centimeters per minute in order to achieve an oriented filled polymer composition demonstrating a stable extent of cavitation with draw rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Eovations, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Nichols, Brett M. Birchmeier
  • Publication number: 20140294908
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is an implantable support material for culturing cells, wherein at least some of the cells substantially maintain at least one of (i) phenotype and (ii) genotype thereof after being cultured on the support material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Gonzalo Serafica, Constance Ace, Jessica Donlin, Junping Wang
  • Publication number: 20140287040
    Abstract: This invention relates to a formulation comprising a dipeptidylpeptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitor preferably vildagliptin and metformin, to tablets comprising such formulations and to processes for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Yatindra Joshi, James Kowalski, Jay Parthiban Lakshman, Alan Edward Royce, Wei-Qin Tong, Madhav Vasanthavada
  • Publication number: 20140259801
    Abstract: The invention relates to sole elements for articles of footwear, and systems and methods for manufacturing same. One embodiment of the invention includes a method of manufacturing a sole element for an article of footwear including the steps of forming a sole element preform, inserting the sole element preform into a press mold cavity, and press-forming the sole element preform within the press mold cavity to form a unitary finished sole element comprising a first region having a first density and hardness and a second region having a second density and hardness different from the first density and hardness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8821917
    Abstract: This invention relates to a sheet membrane for repairing a damaged tissue. The membrane includes an isotropic layer of cross-linked biopolymeric fibers in which the fibers are 10 to 1,000 cm in length. This invention also relates to a method of making an isotropic layer of cross-linked biopolymeric fibers. The method includes: (1) coacervating biopolymeric fibers (e.g., collagen-based fibers) having lengths of less than 1 cm dispersed in an aqueous solution to obtain coacervated biopolymeric fibers having lengths of 10 to 1,000 cm; (2) flattening the coacervated biopolymeric fibers into a layer; (3) drying the layer; and (4) cross-linking the biopolymeric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Collagen Matrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Tung Li, Debbie Yuen, Peggy Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140238268
    Abstract: Provided are a composition from which a biomass material can be obtained with low energy through a simple process and facility, a formed body obtained from the composition, and a method for producing the formed body. A composition according to the present invention is a composition to be cured by applying heat/pressure thereto, the composition including an element in the form of powder or small pieces, and 8% by weight or more of condensed tannin and 8% by weight or more of a saccharide selected form the group consisting of a monosaccharide and an oligosaccharide. The saccharide is preferably sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, xylose, or lactose. Preferably, the composition further includes an acid catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Kyoto University
    Inventor: Kenji Umemura
  • Publication number: 20140230690
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the elaboration of a compound material molded from cassava flour for the manufacture of biodegradable packaging useful in packing and packaging of dry foods and other products. The semi-rigid novel compound material is elaborated through thermo-pressing of a mixture of cassava flour and fique fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Hector Samuel Villada Castillo, Diana Paola Navia Porras, Juan Pablo Castaneda Nino
  • Patent number: 8801989
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manufacturing method for a rubber band, comprising preparing a production raw material: mixing and stirring by weight percent 50%-80% vinyl-terminated polydimethylmethylvinylsiloxane, 19%-40% silica and 1%-10% hydroxy-terminated polydimethylsiloxane into a paste ready for use; feeding the aforementioned production raw material into forming molds to produce rough rubber bands; soaking the rough rubber bands in a surface treatment solution for a certain time period, wherein the surface treatment solution comprises by weight percent 40%-50% methyl vinyl silicone rubber, 30%-35% deodorized kerosene, 7%-10% oxygen-containing silicon oil and 10%-20% silicon powder; taking the soaked rough rubber bands out of the solution after soaking and baking them at a high temperature of 200-250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Yong Han
  • Publication number: 20140193471
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable carrier: (i) at least one discontinuous aqueous phase, (ii) at least one fatty phase comprising at least one particular wax, (iii) at least one silicone emulsifier selected in the group consisting in alkyldimethicone copolyols of particular formula (I) and dimethicone copolyols of particular formula (II) and mixtures there of (iv) and at least one antiperspirant active agent and/or one deodorant active agent. The invention relates to a method for treating body odours associated with human perspiration, and in particular body odours which are especially underarm odours. The invention relates to a method for preparing a solid composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion as defined above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Cyril Lemoine, Patrick Forhan, Laurence Sebillotte-Arnaud, Xavier Jalenques
  • Publication number: 20140183791
    Abstract: Described is a substantially spherical biomass pellet, comprising compressed particulate biomass including one or more of ligno-cellulosic material, recycling waste, and dewatered municipal solid waste, useful as a fuel. Also described are methods for producing such pellets using one or more of untorrefied biomass and torrefied biomass, and apparatus for producing such biomass pellets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: William Andrew Duncan, Andrew Pollard, M. Hachimi Fellouah
  • Publication number: 20140186407
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions and unit dosage forms comprising Compound I are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Exelixis Inc.
    Inventor: Jo Ann Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140175185
    Abstract: A thermoset composite material and composite railroad crosstie fabricated from the thermoset composite material that comprises a substantially homogeneous blend of an amount of vulcanized rubber particles, polyurea binding agent and urea melamine. The thermoset composite material may also contain a granulated silica material. The thermoset composite material may comprise about 30% to about 50% by weight of the vulcanized rubber particles, and it is subjected to compression molding at a predetermined temperature and pressure for a resident time period forming the composite railroad crosstie. The thermoset composite material and railroad crosstie may further comprise a fibrous glass material in the form of unbundled fibers and/or one more glass mats encapsulated within the thermoset composite material. In addition or alternatively, an elongated core insert may be encapsulated in the thermoset composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Encell Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony M. CIALONE, Michael GRUBB
  • Publication number: 20140145368
    Abstract: A method is provided for production of a flexographic printing plate precursor for laser engraving including at least the following steps to be carried out in this order: (1) a step for separately preparing a plurality of fluids that are reactive with each other, (2) a step for carrying out in-line mixing of the plurality of fluids to form a reactive resin composition, (3) a step for casting the reactive resin composition onto a release material to form a cast film, (4) a step for heating the cast film, and (5) a step for removing the cast film from the release material to form an independent sheet made of the reactive resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: FUJI-FILM CORPORATION, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chikao Ohashi, Michihiko Ichikawa, Hisao Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140142541
    Abstract: Disclosed are biocompatible, dissolving microneedle structures with enhanced mechanical strength. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to microneedles containing nanomaterials. Also disclosed are methods of producing such microneedle structures, as well as methods for using them to deliver drugs or biomolecules into the skin or epithelia, or the cytoplasm and/or nucleus of a skin or epithelia cell, of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Li YAN, Xianfeng CHEN
  • Patent number: 8696958
    Abstract: A manufacturing process is disclosed that allows molded planar products such as solid interior and entry doors to be produced by molding lignocellulosic and cellulosic composite materials. The doors can be manufactured by compressing and heating a layered mixture of fine wood particles blended with thermo-set molding resins and coarse wood particles blended with thermo-set binding resins between two open molds. The molded door is then removed from between the molds and trimmed to the finished size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Flowery Branch
    Inventor: David W. Moeller
  • Publication number: 20140096861
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bio-degradable polymer composition comprising: 30% to 50% (w/w) of an extrusion grade bio-degradable polymer; and 50% to 70% (w/w) of an injection molding grade bio-degradable polymer. The bio-degradable polymer composition of the present disclosure is used for manufacturing bio-degradable article, such as bio-degradable tubes. The present disclosure further provides a process for manufacturing of bio-degradable tube. These and other features, aspects, and advantages of the present subject matter will become better understood with reference to the following description and appended claims. This summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Essel Propack Limited
    Inventors: Chandrashekhar Ramchandra Abhyankar, Mrinal Kanti Banerjee
  • Patent number: 8691136
    Abstract: A device is formed by the process into a bone screw or fastener, wherein the head has a degree of polymer alignment and strength, and wherein the shank has a higher degree of polymer alignment and strength. In practice of the present invention, the polymer slug is pressed into the die cavity by the actuation of ram press, causing the slug to conform to the die cavity. Through this process, the polymer molecular orientation is aligned to different degrees, in different zones of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kensey Nash Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph DeMeo, Patrick E. Heam, Robert L. McDade
  • Patent number: 8673201
    Abstract: The present invention describes a fire resistant building material composition, useful for example as a fire door core and to a method of making this composition. The building material of the present invention is prepared from an aqueous mixture of predominately expanded perlite, a small amount of a binder component consisting essentially of calcined gypsum and an organic binder, and optionally a fibrous reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventor: Hubert C. Francis
  • Publication number: 20140060383
    Abstract: The invention is directed to thermoplastics derived from feathers. The thermoplastics are prepared by blending whole feathers or portions thereof with a plasticizer in an amount ranging from about 20 wt to about 40 wt % and a reducing agent in an amount ranging from about 1 wt % to about 5 wt % to form a mixture; and either extruding the mixture to form an article, or pressing the mixture into a film at an elevated temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
    Inventors: Jianping WU, Aman ULLAH, David BRESSLER
  • Publication number: 20140061089
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for a starch container, comprising: 20 to 60 weight % of an undenatured starch; 5 to 30 weight % of a pulp fiber powder; 0.1 to 2 weight % of a photocatalyst; 0.5 to 5 weight % of a release agent; and 0.01 to 5 weight % of a capsule type blowing agent preparations; and the remainder being a solvent. Also provided is a starch container using the composition. The above-described composition of the present invention may be used not only as a material for a disposable container which has improved blowing property, and which is lightweight and has improved moldability, but also as a material for an eco-friendly starch container having eco-friendly characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: YOUL CHON CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heon Moo Kim, Kang Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8663524
    Abstract: Compression molding methods of manufacturing a shaped article are provided. The methods include compression molding thermoplastic resin-based material to provide a molded article, where thermoplastic resin-based material comprises a plurality of controlled geometry pellets. The pellets include at least one generally flat face having a cross-sectional shape with a rectangular envelope having an aspect ratio of at least 1.5. The controlled geometry pellets may include a plurality of reinforcing particulates dispersed throughout the thermoplastic resin. The reinforcing particulates typically have a largest dimension which is no more than about 90% of the largest pellet dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Miller Waste Mills
    Inventors: Eduardo Alvarez, Brian Lee Mueller, Brett Allen Weishalla
  • Publication number: 20140053756
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a cellulose-containing mass for forming a cellulose-containing composite material comprising following steps: (a) providing an input material comprising at least one cellulose-containing raw material and a liquid content; (b) macerating the cellulose-containing raw material in the input material; and (c) homogenizing the input material to obtain the cellulose-containing mass for forming cellulose-containing composite material by using an apparatus selected from a homogenizer, a refiner and a wet-milling apparatus. According to a further embodiment of the present invention cellulose of different types is added to the input. Moreover a method for producing a composite material that is based on said cellulose-containing mass is disclosed as well as a product produced of said composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Vadim Gogichev
  • Publication number: 20140054826
    Abstract: A lozenge is provided that has stable pH and stable levels of active ingredient over time. It comprises a combination of (i) at least one gum and (ii) at least one non-crystallising sugar or non-crystallising sugar alcohol in a matrix designed for controlled buccal delivery of a drug. The lozenge also contains water and optional components selected from flavourings, taste masking agents, colourings, buffer components, pH adjusting agents, excipients, stabilizers and sweeteners. Methods of preparing the lozenge are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Gelmedic Holding AG
    Inventors: Anders Dam, Janos Major, Peter Tasko