Synthetic Resin Or Natural Rubbers Patents (Class 428/319.3)
  • Patent number: 10384419
    Abstract: A baffle or reinforcement element for sealing and/or reinforcing a cavity, in particular a cavity of a vehicle, comprising: a carrier plate with a first plate surface and a second plate surface, and at least a first and a second expandable element, in particular expandable foam element, supported by the carrier plate, wherein the first expandable element covers, at least substantially, the entire first plate surface and forms a first outer surface of the baffle or reinforcement element and the second expandable element covers, at least substantially, the entire second plate surface thereby forming a second outer surface of the baffle element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Daniel Augustin, Simon Gruber, Stefan Mieslinger, Vincent Belpaire, Mike Fasse
  • Patent number: 10269383
    Abstract: An ionic lubricant includes a single lubricant compound having a perfluoropolyether main chain, wherein each end of the perfluoropolyether main chain is terminated by an end group, and at least one of the end groups includes an ionic bond and at least one functional group. The ionic perfluoropolyether lubricant has unique characteristics that allows its ultra-thin and uniform distribution over a protective overcoat layer of a magnetic recording medium, while at the same time providing its molecules with strong adhesion power to the protective overcoat layer of the magnetic recording medium compared to existing lubricants, so as to provide shorter magnetic spacing between the magnetic recording medium and the magnetic head, and enable longer operation hours for the magnetic recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC (MALAYSIA) SDN, BHD.
    Inventors: Yew Hong Ooi, Yeng Yeng Por, Khairul Azlan Bin Saleh
  • Patent number: 10202758
    Abstract: Air flow is reduced through a structure insulated with one more layers of fiber wool or particulate insulating material. A layer of a foamed fluid polymeric composition is applied onto the exposed surface of the insulation to cover the edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets an enclosing member of the structure. The layer is then cured to form a polymeric coating on the exposed surface of the insulation. The coating seals the edge or edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets the enclosing members of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 10189964
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for preparing open-celled polyurethane foams by a discontinuous box foam process in which (a) a polyurethane foam-forming composition is deposited into a container having a gas-permeable base and (b) the polyurethane-foam forming composition is allowed to form an open-celled polyurethane foam in the container. In these methods and systems, the gas-permeable base is heated before, during, and/or after step (a) and heating is continued during at least a portion of step (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO LLC
    Inventors: Bin Lee, Paul O. Barley
  • Patent number: 9931781
    Abstract: A formulation for producing a polymeric material including polypropylene, a chemical blowing agent, and optional components as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: David Dezhou Sun, Philip A Driskill, Rolland Strasser
  • Patent number: 9861719
    Abstract: Microporous materials that include thermoplastic organic polyolefin polymer (e.g., ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin, such as polyethylene), particulate filler (e.g., precipitated silica), and a network of interconnecting pores, are described. The microporous materials of the present invention possess controlled volatile material transfer properties. The microporous materials can have a density of at least 0.8 g/cm3; and a volatile material transfer rate, from the volatile material contact surface to the vapor release surface of the microporous material, of from 0.04 to 0.6 mg/(hour*cm2). In addition, when volatile material is transferred from the volatile material contact surface to the vapor release surface, the vapor release surface is substantially free of volatile material in liquid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Boyer, Christine Gardner, Carol L. Knox, Luciano M. Parrinello, Robert Swisher
  • Patent number: 9808983
    Abstract: A vessel is configured to hold a product in an interior region formed in the vessel. The vessel includes an inner layer arranged to define the interior region and an outer layer. The vessel is formed using a blow-molding process in which a multiple layer parison is blow molded to form the vessel. The multiple layer parison is formed in an extrusion process in which a number of extruders are arranged to co-extrude associated inner and outer parisons to establish the multiple layer parison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: David Dezhou Sun
  • Patent number: 9447932
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) package and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The LED package includes a package mold, an LED chip located on a surface of the package mold, and a wavelength converter located on the surface of the package mold and separated from the LED chip. The wavelength converter includes a first barrier layer located on the surface of the package mold, a wavelength conversion layer located on the first barrier layer, and a second barrier layer located on the wavelength conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Sul An, Seok Hyun Nam, Sang Hyuck Yoon, Yeong Bae Lee
  • Patent number: 9156702
    Abstract: Technologies described herein are generally related to systems and processes for repairing a graphene membrane on a support. A chamber may receive a layer of graphene on a support. The layer of graphene may include a hole. A first container including an initiator may be effective to apply an initiator through the hole to the support to functionalize the support and produce an initiator layer on the support. A second container including an activator may be effective to apply an activator through the hole to the initiator layer to activate the initiator layer. The application of the activator may further be effective to grow a polymer from the initiator layer. The growth of the polymer may be effective to produce a polymer plug in the hole and effective to repair at least a portion of the layer of graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Seth Adrian Miller, Gary L. Duerksen
  • Patent number: 9112185
    Abstract: The present invention provides an EL panel, an EL illumination device, and an EL display device in which irregularity of luminance does not easily occur in the in-plane of the EL element by a protection sheet for suppressing conduction of heat on the outermost surface of the EL element. There is an EL panel including: a light-transmissive substrate; an EL element including a light-emitting medium layer interposed between a cathode and an anode, the EL element being provided on one surface of the light-transmissive substrate; and a protection sheet on the other surface of the light-transmissive substrate of the EL element. The protection sheet has a surface opposite to the light-transmissive substrate, the shape of the surface includes rounded convex shapes and prism shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohhei Moronaga, Hideaki Homma, Akihito Kagotani
  • Patent number: 9056125
    Abstract: An article for controlling the attachment and growth of cells on a surface of the article, and a method for the use of the article is provided. The article comprises a substratum having a surface and a film on the surface, the film comprising a network of a net positively charged composition and a net negatively charged composition, wherein the net positively charged composition comprises a net positively charged polyelectrolyte or the net negatively charged composition comprises a net negatively charged polyelectrolyte, and the net positively charged polyelectrolyte or the net negatively charged polyelectrolyte contain (i) a polymer repeat unit having at least two fluorine atoms, or (ii) a polymer repeat unit having a zwitterion group. The method comprises contacting the article with living tissue, living organisms, or with water in an aqueous system comprising living organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Schlenoff, David S. Salloum, Thomas C. Keller, III, Scott G. Olenych
  • Publication number: 20150147563
    Abstract: A method of improving the vertical wicking properties of an inert foam substrate used in air conditioning units includes the step of coating the inert foam substrate with a hydrophilic material. The hydrophilic material can be a zeolite, a superabsorbent polymer, or a composite or combination thereof. An inert foam laminate for vertical wicking of a liquid is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald STANIS, Qinbai FAN
  • Publication number: 20150140318
    Abstract: A coated polymer film, such as a coated polyester film, is disclosed. In one embodiment, the coated film may be used as a substrate for digital printing. In one embodiment, the coating contains an anionic anti-static agent comprising a sulphonated copolyester resin. In an alternative embodiment, the coating contains an anti-static agent comprising an organometallic, such as an organo zirconate, in combination with metal oxide particles. The metal oxide particles may comprise nanoparticles. In one embodiment, the coating can further contain a print enhancing agent and an adhesion promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Zhongzhe Yuan, Daniel Jacober
  • Patent number: 9017807
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film includes a first transparent resin layer including a plurality of thin metallic wires, a second transparent resin layer containing a conductive polymer, and a third transparent resin layer provided between the first transparent resin layer and the second transparent resin layer. The second transparent resin layer contains a resin which is soluble in water, and the third transparent resin layer contains a resin which is insoluble in water or has water resistance. The third transparent resin layer can suppress mixing of the second transparent resin layer with the first transparent resin layer and can make the second transparent resin layer less likely to be damaged by the first transparent resin layer. Therefore, a surface of the second transparent resin layer is made smooth and electrical conductivity is made uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Tsujimoto, Taisuke Matsui, Hiroshi Yokogawa
  • Patent number: 9005746
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is disclosed. The medical device includes a substrate and a polymer composition including ascorbic acid, the polymer composition disposed on at least a portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mbiya Kapiamba
  • Patent number: 9005701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an easy-to-apply, but versatile method for modifying the physical and chemical resistance properties of expanded polyester products, such as fire retardancy and hydrolysis resistance, by melt-modification of the surface layer(s) of said foams and sponges, the manufacturing of such products and the use of such products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Weidinger, Mika Meller, Jie Li
  • Publication number: 20150082976
    Abstract: Composite anti-ballistic systems having multiple nested sub-laminates manufactured from layers of unidirectional monofilaments made from engineering fibers with anti-ballistic properties embedded in polymer matrix materials and interfacial materials engineered for controlled compliance, deformation, energy release and rate sensitive behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Cubic Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Heiner W. Meldner, Roland Joseph Downs
  • Publication number: 20150064397
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laminate for making a molded article comprising at least one fiber reinforcement impregnated with a resin matrix as a first layer and a foam as a second layer. The foam can be laminated to the first layer using a nanocomposite adhesive. The laminates can be easily molded using bagging mold techniques. The resulting molded devices have uses in biomedical, health care and sport protective devices. Due to the improved strength of material, it is possible to drill holes into the device shell allowing for improved ventilation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yew Wei Leong, Yongzheng Pan, Pin Lu, Chaobin He
  • Publication number: 20150064399
    Abstract: A roll for use in an electrophotographic image forming device according to one example embodiment includes an elastomeric core having a coating on an outer surface of the elastomeric core. The coating has hollow microparticles dispersed within the coating. The hollow microparticles are compressive and resiliently recoverable after receiving an applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventor: James Joseph Semler
  • Patent number: 8962750
    Abstract: Pebble or granular based elastomeric surfacing materials that include an aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane based pebble or granule bonded together with a two-part aliphatic polyurethane binder are provided. In one embodiment, an A side of the two-part binder has at least one polyol, and a B side of the two-part binder has multiple isocyanates. The multiple isocyanates can include for example hydrogenated methylene diphenyldisocyanate and hexamethylene diisocyanate. The A side and the B side of the binder are utilized to bond the pebbles together to form a surface that can be either porous or non-porous. In another embodiment, an A side of a two-part binder includes multiple polyols. The multiple polyols can include for example esterified ricinoleic acid polyols and caprolactone polyols. The A side of the two-part binder can be combined with a B side of the two-part binder and pebbles to form a non-porous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Landscape Structures Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald M. Saluti
  • Publication number: 20150050486
    Abstract: Geopolymer precursor-aerogel compositions. As an example, a geopolymer precursor-aerogel composition can include an aluminosilicate reactant, an alkaline activator, an aerogel additive, and a continuous medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Dongkyu Kim, Robert C. Cieslinski, Giuseppe Vairo, Scott T. Matteucci, Chan Han, Luigi Bertucelli
  • Patent number: 8951628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article comprising a polymeric substrate and a coating thereon comprising a complex of an ionic fluoropolyether and a counter-ionic agent, to a process for the production of a coating on a polymeric substrate comprising the steps of a) preparing a mixture of an ionic fluoropolyether or a precursor thereof and a counter-ionic agent of a precursor thereof and b) applying the mixture prepared in step a) onto the substrate, to the use of such articles for the manufacture of a garment, a filter element, a venting element or a protective enclosure, to the use of a coating composition comprising a complex of an ionic fluoropolyether and a counter-ionic agent for coating of a polymeric substrate, and to the use of a coating composition comprising a complex of an ionic fluoropolyether and a counter-ionic agent as an antimicrobial or antifungal coating of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Burger, Rudolf Steffl
  • Publication number: 20150024192
    Abstract: To provide an absorbent body and an absorbent article having excellent deodorization effect. The present invention provides an absorber comprising, a crosslinked polymer mainly composed of acrylic acid and having carboxyl groups thereof being at least partially neutralized as a water-absorbent resin powder, and an antibacterial cationic surfactant, wherein the antibacterial cationic surfactant is a compound neutralized with an acid having an acid dissociation constant pKa in water at 25 degrees centigrade in a range from 3.0 to 5.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Ota, Motoko Nishida, Masatoshi Ikeuchi
  • Publication number: 20150020474
    Abstract: External wall insulation system comprising a high efficient insulation layer of rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam provided on at least one side with a facing, preferably a gastight (aluminium) layer, and a base layer provided on at least one of the surfaces of the facing wherein said base layer is a polyurethane layer or a polyisocyanurate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Diana Daems, Lue Van Essche
  • Patent number: 8936851
    Abstract: A flame retardant polymeric foam material and its manufacturing method are provided. The flame retardant polymeric foam material comprises a polymeric foam, and an organic flame retardant coating on the surface of the polymeric foam which is obtained by spraying, coating or by impregnating after the organic flame retardant melts. The present invention selects those types of flame retardants which are very effective in improving the flame retardancy of the polymeric foams; especially those effective for extruded polystyrene foams, and provides a simple and feasible approach to obtain polymeric foams with excellent flame retardant property. The methods can effectively increase the amount of the flame retardants added without affecting foaminess of the foam products and reducing strength or insulation properties of polymeric foams. Different flame retardancy requirements can be satisfied by simply varying the amount of the flame retardants coated on the polymeric foam surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Yajun Sheng
  • Publication number: 20150017856
    Abstract: An article includes a substrate and an intumescent coating to form an intumescent product in response to heating the article. The intumescent coating is disposed on the substrate and includes a primary intumescent precursor and a layered material that includes a silicate mineral, a layered double hydroxide, or a combination thereof. The primary intumescent precursor includes a carbohydrate polymer. A process for forming an article includes forming a liquid composition by disposing in a solvent a primary intumescent precursor and a layered material, contacting a substrate with the liquid composition, and forming an intumescent coating on the substrate to form the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: RICK DOWELL DAVIS, YU-CHIN LI
  • Patent number: 8920825
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a novel composition which acts as a barrier to noxious agents while adding self-detoxifying catalytic treatments to neutralize the noxious and harmful warfare agents when applied for example on a fabric, or other solid support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Stedfast, Inc., U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Chemical Technology Team
    Inventors: Hamid Benaddi, Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
  • Patent number: 8916080
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented laminate film including a core layer including a blend of crystalline polylactic acid polymer and an inorganic antiblock particle which is biaxially oriented at low transverse direction orientation temperatures to impart a degree of cavitation around the particles such that a matte or opaque appearance is obtained. The laminate film may further have additional layers such as a heat sealable layer disposed on one side of the core layer including an amorphous polylactic acid resin and/or a polylactic acid resin-containing layer disposed on the side of the core layer opposite the heat sealable layer, a metal layer, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Lee, Harold Egon Koehn, Takeshi Mizumura, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Patent number: 8916265
    Abstract: A selectively reflective construct, and a method for making the construct, are described. In one embodiment reflectance, transmission and absorption properties may be controlled in multiple electromagnetic bands. A construct is described comprising a) a thermally transparent, visually opaque substrate comprising a polymeric material and a colorant, and b) a thermally reflective layer comprising a low emissivity component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Kelsey, Gregory D. Culler, Emmanuel Van Dyck, John D. Holcombe
  • Patent number: 8911870
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented laminate film including a core layer including a blend of crystalline polylactic acid polymer and an inorganic antiblock particle which is biaxially oriented at low transverse direction orientation temperatures to impart a degree of cavitation around the particles such that a matte or opaque appearance is obtained. The laminate film may further have additional layers such as a heat sealable layer disposed on one side of the core layer including an amorphous polylactic acid resin and/or a polylactic acid resin-containing layer disposed on the side of the core layer opposite the heat sealable layer, a metal layer, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Lee, Harold E. Koehn, Takeshi Mizumura, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Patent number: 8906496
    Abstract: An object is to provide a sliding member having improved lubricant retention capacity without deteriorating the strength of a woven fabric. The sliding member includes: a fabric woven with a yarn containing a fiber bundle of fluororesin; and a lubricant attached to the fabric. In the sliding member, the fluororesin may be polytetrafluoroethylene (e.g., expanded polytetrafluoroethylene). An oil may be used as the lubricant. The sliding member can be used in an image-fixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Grove & Associates, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Maniwa
  • Patent number: 8889574
    Abstract: A laminate product comprising a foam core having a pair of opposed major surfaces and a cover layer secured with respect to each major surface is described. The cover layer comprises a polymeric substrate having disposed therein a plurality of reinforcing fibrous material. It has been found that it is possible to produce a foam laminate product having improved stiffness if a lower amount of reinforcing material is used for a given amount of polymer substrate. In particular, it has been found possible to provide an improved foam laminate product having a relatively high ratio of stiffness to weight of reinforcing fibrous material. It has been further discovered that the stiffness of the resulting foam laminate product can be increased when the polymer substrate and the reinforcing fibrous material are present in a weight ratio of greater than 2.5. This is believed to be the result of improved encapsulation of the reinforcing fibrous material by the polymer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Proprietect, L.P.
    Inventors: Inna Dolgopolsky, Yolanda Sadl, Lisa Pileggi, Petar Pepic
  • Publication number: 20140326532
    Abstract: A composite foam cushion for a sound control device. The cushion includes a core formed of a polymeric foam material and a polymeric coating overlying at least a portion of the core of polymeric foam material. The polymeric coating includes an outer coating layer and an inner polymeric coating layer bonded to the core of polymeric foam material. The inner coating layer may provide the cushion with strength, while providing a high degree of flexibility and suppleness to closely conform around contours and obstructions. The outer coating layer may provide the cushion with enhanced abrasion resistance and/or chemical resistance while having an aesthetically pleasing feel and appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Hearing Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin C. Peskar, WIlliam L. Parish
  • Publication number: 20140315010
    Abstract: Soft touch fire retardant laminates with PVC middle layers, foamed or unfoamed, and multiblock copolymer or polyurethane or silicone top layers which meet FAA requirements are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew A. HARTHCOCK, Robert G. PIERSON, Mark D. TENNANT, Donald A. MELTZER
  • Patent number: 8859091
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a polymeric sheet that includes a first polymeric layer; and a second foamed layer; the first polymeric layer being in operative communication with the second foamed layer; the polymeric sheet having a percent light transmission as measured according to ASTM D 1003 of about 3% to about 80% at a thickness of greater than or equal to about 1,000 micrometers. Disclosed herein too is a method that includes disposing a first polymeric layer upon a second foamed layer to form a polymeric sheet; the first polymeric layer being in operative communication with the second foamed layer; the polymeric sheet having a percent light transmission as measured according to ASTM D 1003 of about 3% to about 80% at a thickness of greater than or equal to about 1,000 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Safwat E. Tadros
  • Publication number: 20140302306
    Abstract: A surrogate multilayered material includes a first fiber reinforced layer; the first reinforced layer including a crosslinked polymer and fibers; a second fiber reinforced layer; the second reinforced layer including the crosslinked polymer and the fibers; a foam layer; the foam layer disposed between the first fiber reinforced layer and the second fiber reinforced layer; where opposite faces of the foam layer are in direct contact with the first fiber reinforced layer and the second fiber reinforced layer; the foam layer having a compressive strength of about 3.5 to about 4.5 MPa, when measured as per ASTM-D-1621-73, and a shear strength of 1.50 to about 2.15 MPa, when measured as per ASTM-C-273.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Andrew C. Merkle, Jack C. Roberts, Catherine M. Carneal, Jeffrey M. Paulson, Matthew S. Johannes, Liming M. Voo
  • Patent number: 8852725
    Abstract: A vessel closing laminate comprising: a seal laminate comprising a bottom subassembly of layers including a foil layer; and a seal substrate attached to the uppermost layer of the bottom subassembly of layers wherein the seal substrate has a bottom foam layer and a top plastic material layer and further includes a free tab lying wholly within the circumference of the seal; a wax layer on top of the plastic material layer of the seal substrate; and an absorbent liner adhered to the plastic material layer of the seal substrate by means of the wax layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Sachs, David John O'Brien, Andrew Fenwick McLean
  • Patent number: 8846191
    Abstract: Bilayer platelet fillers are employed to compensate for a positive coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of an embedding polymeric material, or even to provide a composite structure having a negative CTE to eliminate or alleviate thermomechanical stress and/or delamination during thermal cycling. A bilayer platelet includes two joined layers having different CTEs. The CTE mismatch induces bending of the bilayer platelets, thereby causing cavities at temperatures lower than the joining temperature at which the bilayers are joined. The decrease in the volume of the polymeric material and the bilayer platelets at low temperatures is compensated by an accompanying increase in the volume of the cavities so that the composite structure has a temperature independent volume, a low net CTE, or even a negative CTE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth G. Hougham, Xiao H. Liu
  • Publication number: 20140287641
    Abstract: Composites comprising aerogel materials are generally described. Layered aerogel composites may be of great utility for a wide variety of applications including lightweight structures, ballistic panels, multilayer thermal and acoustic insulation, spacecraft reentry shielding, supercapacitors, batteries, acoustic insulation, and flexible garments. Layered aerogel composites may be prepared by combing layers of fiber-containing sheets and multisheet plies with aerogel materials. Composites comprising mechanically strong aerogels and reticulated aerogel structures are described. Various nanocomposite aerogel materials may be prepared to facilitate production of composites with desirable functions and properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Aerogel Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Steiner, III
  • Publication number: 20140272381
    Abstract: A water-resistant preformed polystyrene foam product with improved adhesive properties is provided. A water-resistant coating for preformed polystyrene products is also provided. The coating can be formulated as a sprayable composition and is easy to apply. Methods for making the coating formulations and water-resistant preformed polystyrene products are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Ashish Dubey, Yanfei Peng
  • Publication number: 20140272383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making highly crystalline polymeric material, for example, highly crystalline cross-linked and not cross-linked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making additive-doped highly crystalline polymeric material using high pressure and high temperature crystallization processes, medical implants made thereof, and materials used therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Orhun K. Muratoglu, Ebru Oral
  • Publication number: 20140255629
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of aqueous dispersions containing at least 50 wt % (in relation to the solid body) of polyvinyl acetate copolymers A and at least one polymer B which is different from said latter and which comprises hydroxy and/or ionic groups, for producing a barrier layer on film-shaped or flat substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: HENKEL AG & CO.KGAA
    Inventors: Hanns Misiak, Holger Eichelmann, Christina Huebner, Oliver Sommer
  • Patent number: 8826844
    Abstract: This invention discloses three-layer rotomoulded motorboats having excellent floatability prepared from foamed polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Eric Maziers, Patrick Bardon
  • Patent number: 8815390
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented laminate film including a core layer including a blend of crystalline polylactic acid polymer and a minority amount of polyolefin with a compatibilizing resin which is biaxially oriented such that a matte or opaque appearance is obtained. The laminate film may further have additional layers such as a heat sealable layer disposed on one side of the core layer including an amorphous polylactic acid resin and/or a polylactic acid resin-containing layer disposed on the side of the core layer opposite the heat sealable layer, a metal layer, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventor: Mark S. Lee
  • Patent number: 8808848
    Abstract: Porous articles having an expanded fluoropolymer and a coherent irregular network are described. In one embodiment, the coherent irregular network is attached to the expanded fluoropolymer at only a portion of the adjacent region. In another aspect of the invention the coherent irregular network is a free standing film. The coherent irregular network in one embodiment has a surface roughness defined by an Sp value of greater than 35 um.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Bacino
  • Patent number: 8808854
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented laminate film including a core layer including a blend of crystalline polylactic acid polymer and a minority amount of polyolefin with a compatibilizing resin which is biaxially oriented such that a matte or opaque appearance is obtained. The laminate film may further have additional layers such as a heat sealable layer disposed on one side of the core layer including an amorphous polylactic acid resin and/or a polylactic acid resin-containing layer disposed on the side of the core layer opposite the heat sealable layer, a metal layer, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventor: Mark S. Lee
  • Patent number: 8809438
    Abstract: A UV-shielding coating composition comprises (A) a dispersion in a dispersing medium of composite zinc oxide nanoparticles which are obtained by coating surfaces of zinc oxide nanoparticles with an oxide or hydroxide of Al, Si, Zr and Sn, the dispersion having a photocatalytic degradability of up to 25%, (B) a vinyl copolymer obtained from copolymerization of an alkoxysilyl-containing vinyl monomer, a UV-absorbing vinyl monomer, and another monomer, and (C) a solvent. The composition is transparent to visible light, UV-shielding, mar resistant, weatherable, and durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Higuchi, Masaaki Yamaya
  • Publication number: 20140227510
    Abstract: An at least two layer rotomoulded article can include a layer A and a layer B. Layer A can include an aliphatic polyester selected from polyhydroxyalkanoate, poly(lactic acid), polycaprolactone, copolyesters and polyesteramides. Layer A can include a polyolefin. Layer A can include a co- or ter-polymer that includes ethylene or styrene monomer, an unsaturated anhydride-containing monomer, epoxide-containing monomer, or carboxylic acid-containing monomer, and a (meth)acrylic ester monomer. Layer B can include a polyolefin and a polyester. Layer B can include a co- or ter-polymer that includes an ethylene or a styrene monomer, an unsaturated anhydride-containing monomer, epoxide-containing monomer, or carboxylic acid-containing monomer, and a (meth)acrylic ester monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventor: Eric Maziers
  • Patent number: 8802197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing an article comprising an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) and an IPN comprising article e.g. obtainable by this method. The method comprises providing a polymer substrate e.g. shaped to provide the desired article and applying it in a reaction chamber, providing at least one monomer for an interpenetrating polymer, exposing said polymer substrate in said reaction chamber to said at least one monomer in the presence of an impregnation solvent comprising CO2 under conditions wherein said CO2 is in its liquid or supercritical state and polymerizing and optionally cross linking said at least one monomer to form an interpenetrating polymer in the presence of a polymerization solvent under conditions wherein at least a part of said at least one monomer is dissolved in said polymerization solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: PTT Holding APS
    Inventors: Martin Alm, Maike Benter, Anne Marie Jensen, Joachim Karthäuser, Kjeld Schaumburg
  • Publication number: 20140220277
    Abstract: Apparatuses for insulation and a method for insulating a pipeline are disclosed. An insulation layer may include a flexible polyurethane foam. The foam may be generated by polymerization in a pressurizable chamber at a pressure sufficient to prevent the foam from completely filling the chamber. The foam may be configured to carry moisture away from an object when disposed against the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: WORK WARM DBA AERIS
    Inventors: Dale H. Lewis, Don E. Thomason