Hollow Or Container Type Article (e.g., Tube, Vase, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/34.1)
  • Patent number: 10683120
    Abstract: Packaging for sterile packaging a product, comprising a bag shaped body with two main surfaces that are mutually gas tight at at least part of their peripheral edges comprising a gas non-permeable material. At least part of the main surfaces comprises a gas permeable material part of a pore size that locks out harmful organisms and comprises a gas tight material part that is positioned between two peripheral edges that extend in a longitudinal direction and between the gas permeable material part and a peripheral edge that extends in a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WIPAK B.V.
    Inventors: Jouni Matias Vikman, Paavo Petteri Muhonen, Kai Nieber, Michael Stephanus Terwolbeck
  • Patent number: 10675449
    Abstract: Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices are prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlayer balloon, encasing the web with a matrix material to form an assembly, and inserting the assembly into a preformed outer layer balloon to form the composite balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Khieu, John Jianhua Chen, Ying Xiong, Joe Khammoungkhoune, Daniel James Horn, John Blix
  • Patent number: 10676602
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a material from which a golf ball having excellent resilience and durability can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Takahiro Shigemitsu
  • Patent number: 10661497
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a heat shrink tube excellent in peelability and transparency, and a method for producing the heat shrink tube. The present invention provides a peelable heat shrink tube comprising a composition containing a melt-processable fluororesin and PTFE, the PTFE lacking a heat history of its melting point or higher after polymerization and having a specific gravity, as measured according to ASTM D4894, of 2.20 or less. The content of the PTFE is 0.05 to 3.0 wt % based on the total weight of the melt-processable fluororesin and the PTFE. The present invention also provides a method for producing the tube which comprises melt-extruding the composition at a temperature lower than the melting point of the PTFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki Kikuchi, Tetsuto Nakajima, Daisuke Tanaka, Takao Nishio, Etsuya Taki, Hoai-Nam Pham
  • Patent number: 10647828
    Abstract: This prepreg comprises reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin composition. The matrix resin composition comprises at least an epoxy resin (component (A)), a radical polymerizable unsaturated compound (component (B)), and a polymer formed by radical polymerization of the component (B) (component (E)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Teranishi, Manabu Kaneko, Masahiro Ichino, Teppei Miura, Tadao Samejima, Akira Miyauchi, Kiharu Numata, Shouhei Mori, Masaki Kusumi
  • Patent number: 10639866
    Abstract: The present invention relates to packaging films, more specifically to cross-linked packaging films useful in vacuum skin packaging applications characterized by versatile sealing properties, especially by unexpected versatile sealability on polyester and on different substrates, to a method of packaging by using said films and to packages obtained therewith. Said packages show high drip retention, easy openability and good performance in microwave applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Fanfani, Robert Babrowicz, Alessandra Ghirardi
  • Patent number: 10624361
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for producing a package of cheese shreds. Cheese shreds and anticaking agent are mixed at a load between 2 wt. % and 10 wt. % in relation to the cheese shreds to form anticake-coated cheese shreds. The anticaking agent comprises 15-30 wt. % reducing sugar; 0.2-0.8 wt. % glucose oxidase; and 0.5-2 wt. % salt chosen from sodium chloride, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride. The anticake-coated cheese shreds are then sealed into a package without modifying the atmosphere in the package or using an inert gas flush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Allied Blending LP
    Inventor: Andrea Stange
  • Patent number: 10604438
    Abstract: Processes for fusing opaque fused quartz to clear fused quartz to form ultraviolet light transmission windows comprise surrounding a clear fused quartz ingot with an opaque fused quartz sleeve or opaque fused quartz particles, then heating the clear and opaque fused quartz together in a furnace, past the transition temperature of the opaque fused quartz, in order to join the two types of quartz together around the perimeter of the clear fused quartz ingot, but without substantial mixing beyond the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Donelon, Ashur J. Atanos, Arturo Sanchez, Kwang Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 10598889
    Abstract: A light guide structure and a luminous pad having the same are provided. The luminous pad includes a pedestal and a light guide structure disposed on the pedestal. The light guide structure includes a light guide tube, a light source module, an electrical load, and a transmission line set. The light guide tube has a wire channel and two positions. The light source module and the electrical load are individually disposed at the two positions. The light source module is electrically connected to the transmitter. The transmission line set is disposed inside the wire channel and electrically connected between the transmitter and the electrical load. Therefore, an aesthetic effect of the transmission line set not exposed outside is achieved, the light guide tube is not obstructed by the transmission line set, and the smoothness of the luminous pad is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Hung-Jen Chou
  • Patent number: 10593817
    Abstract: The invention relates to a material comprising at least one compound having formula Bi1-xMxAg1-y-?M?yOS1-zM?z, the methods for producing said material and the use thereof as a semiconductor, such as for photovoltaic or photochemical use and, in particular, for supplying a photocurrent. The invention further relates to photovoltaic devices using said compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Thierry Le Mercier, Philippe Barboux, Tangui Le Bahers
  • Patent number: 10581015
    Abstract: A barrier film construction comprises an ultra-barrier film and a barrier adhesive. The adhesive layer comprises a barrier adhesive composition comprising a resin system and organically modified nanoclay; wherein the resin system comprises a first polyisobutylene resin having a viscosity average molecular weight of about 100,000 to about 1,200,000 g/mol and tackifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Jacob P. Johnson, Fred B. McCormick, Adam J. Meuler, Richard J. Pokorny, Daniel J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10562222
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to forming shaped thermoplastic articles having smooth peripheries. Many thermoplastic articles have sharp edges formed upon molding or cutting the article from a feedstock sheet. Such sharp edges can damage thin plastic films or flesh which they contact, and smoothing the edges is desirable. Described herein are methods of forming a smooth periphery for such sharp-edged articles by rolling over the sharp edge. The smoothing operation is performed by forming a deflectable flange including a bend region separated from the potentially sharp peripheral edge by a spacer, deflecting a portion of the deflectable flange, and softening at least one bent portion of the deflectable flange to yield a smooth periphery upon cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Converter Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Millard F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10551102
    Abstract: A bulb (5) for a thermostatic expansion valve is provided, said bulb (5) comprising a chamber (7), said chamber (7) being located within a metallic casing of said bulb and being filled with a filling adapted to influence a valve element of said thermostatic expansion valve. Service of a temperature controlled valve connected to a bulb should be facilitated. To this end said bulb (5) comprises a connection geometry (10) adapted to be connected to a capillary member (6) and said casing being provided with a closed opening zone located within said connection geometry (10), said opening zone being adapted to be opened upon mounting a counterpart (15) to said connection geometry (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventor: Jens Erik Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10548817
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous dental composition having a pH of less than 7 as well as to the use of a stabilizer for the preparation of an aqueous dental composition having a pH of less than 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph P. Fik, Sven Pohle, Joachim Klee
  • Patent number: 10544487
    Abstract: The subject invention provides compositions of a family of magnesium alloys for various applications including but not limited to automotive, aerospace, and biomedical applications. Preferred embodiments provide that this family of alloys comprises elements readily available domestically while offering improved mechanical properties at approximately half the cost of similar commercial alloys that comprise rare earth (RE) elements. Advantageously, utilization of these new magnesium alloys in car engine parts would lead to better fuel economy and in turn, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and environmental damages from vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Sadegh Behdad, Benjamin Boesl, Arvind Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10507948
    Abstract: A hollow molded container of the present invention has a resin layer forming its inner surface, and droplets of an oily liquid are distributed on the surface of the resin layer. In the hollow molded container, slipperiness to a less flowable liquid is enhanced remarkably and the slipperiness is exhibited for a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yosuke Akutsu, Shinya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10501836
    Abstract: Methods of forming a bulk metallic glass disclosed. The methods include packing a metallic glass-forming alloy powder to form a green body; heating the green body to a temperature between the glass transition temperature and the melting point of the metallic glass-forming alloy to form a heated green body; and cooling the heated green body to a temperature below the glass transition temperature of the metallic glass-forming alloy to form the bulk metallic glass. The methods of forming a bulk metallic glass also include packing one or more layers of an amorphous foil to form a green body; heating the green body to a temperature between the glass transition temperature and the melting point of the metallic glass-forming alloy to form a heated green body; and cooling the heated green body to a temperature below the glass transition temperature of the metallic glass-forming alloy to form the bulk metallic glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Yokoyama, Theodore A. Waniuk, Naoto Matsuyuki
  • Patent number: 10494493
    Abstract: Biodegradable composite membranes with antimicrobial properties consisting of nanocellulose fibrils, chitosan, and S-Nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP) were developed and tested for food packaging applications. Nitric oxide donor, SNAP was encapsulated into completely dispersed chitosan in 100 mL, 0.1N acetic acid and was thoroughly mixed with nanocellulose fibrils (CNF) to produce a composite membrane. The fabricated membranes had a uniform dispersion of chitosan and SNAP within the nanocellulose fibrils, which was confirmed through Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) micrographs and chemiluminescence nitric oxide analyzer. The membranes prepared without SNAP showed lower water vapor permeability than that of the membranes with SNAP. The addition of SNAP resulted in a decrease in the Young's modulus for both 2-layer and 3-layer membrane configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaya Sundaram, Jitendra Pant, Marcus J Goudie, Sudhagar Mani, Hitesh Handa
  • Patent number: 10471468
    Abstract: An apparatus including a durable porous substrate; and a perfluorinated liquid located within pores of the durable porous substrate. The durable porous substrate and the perfluorinated liquid together are configured to provide an omniphobic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Chris Bower, Paul Beecher
  • Patent number: 10469939
    Abstract: Headphones are disclosed that include a first earcup assembly. The first earcup assembly includes a first speaker and a plurality of tunable acoustic dampeners at least partially surrounding the first speaker. The plurality of acoustic dampeners are configured to dampen standing wave resonances. The headphones include a second earcup assembly and a headband extending between the first and second earcup assemblies. The headband includes first and second opposing ends attached to the first and second earcup assemblies, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Miikka O. Tikander, Timon A. Wright, Esge B. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10465053
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a recyclable barrier film comprising a first layer comprising high density polyethylene; and a barrier layer comprising a polymer other than polyethylene; where the polymer is operative to reduce the oxygen transmission rate through the barrier film relative to the oxygen transmission rate through the first layer; where the barrier layer is present in the barrier film in an amount of less than 5 weight percent, based on the total weight of the barrier film. Disclosed herein too is a method of manufacturing the disclosed barrier film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dana Breed, John W. Garnett, IV, Mark Heard, Scott J. Collick, Gregory M. Bunker, Mark A. Kersten
  • Patent number: 10428222
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to systems and methods for creating durable lubricious surfaces (DLS) via interfacial modification. The DLS can be prepared via a combination of a solid, a liquid, and an additive that modifies the interface between the DLS and a contact liquid, resulting in an interfacial layer that acts as a lubricant and/or protective coating between the DLS and the contact liquid. The lubricating effect created between the additive and the contact liquid results in enhanced slipperiness, as well as the protective properties that can help with durability of the DLS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LiquiGlide Inc.
    Inventors: C. Benjamin Renner, Bahar M. Alipour, Sruti Balasubramanian, Justin Kleingartner, J. David Smith, Kripa Kiran Varanasi
  • Patent number: 10401019
    Abstract: A container includes a light source and an accommodating cavity. The container further includes a control component and a touch control panel arranged at a location of the accommodating cavity which is easy gripped. The control component is electrically coupled to the light source and the touch control panel. The control component controls the light source to emit light according to an external touch signal sensed by the touch control panel. The container employs the touch control panel as a sensing switch. Upon a user touching a side face of the container with a hand, the control component turns on the light source to emit light, and when the user's fingers leave the container, the control component controls the light source to be turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Xinyuan Xia, Xiang Zou, Rui Xu, Yu Zhou, Ji Wang, Zhanchao Liu, He Li
  • Patent number: 10384388
    Abstract: A physically crosslinked, closed cell continuous multilayer foam structure comprising at least one polypropylene/polyethylene coextruded foam layer is obtained. The multilayer foam structure is obtained by coextruding a multilayer structure comprising at least one foam composition layer, irradiating the coextruded structure with ionizing radiation, and continuously foaming the irradiated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jesse Baldwin, Kaitlyn M. Bock, Pawel Sieradzki
  • Patent number: 10375924
    Abstract: A cage for monitoring an experimental animal is disclosed. The cage may include one or more walls that enclose a living space for at least one experimental animal. At least one of the one or more walls may include a first material that is a plastic material. The cage may further include a window that is transparent to a band of infrared radiation that is within the range of from about 3 ?m to about 14 ?m in wavelength. The transparent window may have an inner side exposed to the living space that includes a second material that is substantially non-toxic to the at least one experimental animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Vium, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Noble Betts-Lacroix, Timothy Robertson, Larry Stevens
  • Patent number: 10361313
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device and a method of fabricating the same. The method of fabricating an electronic device comprises providing on a substrate a channel layer including a two-dimensional material, providing a metal fiber layer on a first surface of a conductive layer, providing the metal fiber layer on the channel layer, and performing a thermal treatment process to form a junction layer where a portion of the metal fiber layer is covalently bonded to a portion of the channel layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Doo Hyeb Youn, Sun Jin Yun, Changbong Yeon, Young-Jun Yu
  • Patent number: 10316925
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a vibration damping device (10) including a first bracket (11) and a second bracket (12), a first attachment member (14), a second attachment member (15), and an elastic body (16). The second attachment member (15) includes an insertion cylinder portion (22) in which the second bracket (12) is inserted. The insertion cylinder portion (22) is provided with a stopper portion (56) which faces a stopper wall (55) provided in the first bracket (11), in a radial direction (Y) in a side wall portion (57) oriented outward in the radial direction (Y) of the insertion cylinder portion (22). The stopper portion (56) includes a first stopper portion (61) and a second stopper portion (62) which are disposed in a manner of being displaced in an axial direction (X) of the insertion cylinder portion (22). The first stopper portion (61) is constituted by a first elastic portion (58). The second stopper portion (62) includes a rigid member (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Naoki Maeda
  • Patent number: 10305029
    Abstract: Fabrication of a semiconductor device includes providing a semiconductor substrate, and a dielectric layer disposed over the semiconductor substrate. The dielectric layer includes a plurality of vias extending through the dielectric layer to the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. Each of the vias contains an organic planarization material. The dielectric layer is removed by plasma etching with a gas having a general chemical formula of CxHyFz wherein x is greater than 3 and y is greater than z to provide an array of pillars including the organic planarization material on the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan P. Marchack, Sebastian U. Engelmann, Masahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10299417
    Abstract: The outer layer is peeled exactly a predetermined length from the end portion of the electromagnetic shielding tube. That is, the metal layer is exposed exactly a predetermined range at the end portion of the electromagnetic shielding tube. A flexible conductor is connected to the exposed metal layer. A separated portion is provided in the inner layer. The separated portion is formed along the length direction of the electromagnetic shielding tube. Additionally, a depth of the separated portion is the same value as the thickness of the inner layer. As such, the inner surface of the metal layer is exposed at the separated portion. It is preferable that the separated portion be formed at a plurality of locations in the circumferential direction. The inner layer is divided into a plurality of sections in the circumferential direction by the separated portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Masanori Yamasaki, Tatsuya Yuasa, Katsutoshi Sakai, Akihiro Nagao
  • Patent number: 10272624
    Abstract: Extrusion blow-molded articles which may include a polypropylene layer are described. The polypropylene layer may include a polypropylene composition layer which may have a specific random copolymer of propylene and at least one comonomer. Also described are processes for the production of such extrusion blow-molded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Patrizio Andriolo, Alain Gris
  • Patent number: 10272426
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of producing a microfluidic device, a microfluidic device, and a photosensitive resin composition, the method including the steps of: forming a resin layer on a support from a photosensitive resin composition that includes a compound having at least two radical-polymerizable groups, a photoradical generator, a compound having at least two cationically reactive groups, a photocation generator, and at least one compound selected from a protective group-containing amine, a photodegradable base, an imide structure-containing compound, an amide structure-containing compound and an urea structure-containing compound; partially UV-exposing and developing the resin layer; preparing a laminate by placing a cover material on the thus developed resin layer; and UV-exposing the thus obtained laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Isao Nishimura, Kenji Hoshiko, Masahiro Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10253920
    Abstract: A cylindrical component has a groove bottom (4) that extends approximately parallel to the course of the unworked surface of the component, and has a side wall (6, 7) inclined at an angle (?) of less than 90° to the groove bottom (4). To increase the adhesion between a coating to be applied to the surface of the component an upper region of the side wall (6, 7) is adjoined by an oblique surface (8, 9) at an angle (?) of greater than 90° to the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Holger Klumpp, Sammy El Daibani, Mike Roehr
  • Patent number: 10188227
    Abstract: An imitation ceramic vase manufactured by a method which includes the following steps. (1) Applying a primer layer material on a vase made by a non-ceramic material, and letting the primer layer material to dry. (2) Applying at least one layer of first middle layer material on the primer layer material on the non-ceramic material vase. (3) Applying at least a layer of second middle layer material on the first middle layer material, and letting the second middle layer material to dry, the second middle layer material having a color which is different from that of the first middle later material. (4) Applying a surface layer material on at least one of the first middle layer material and the second middle layer material, and letting the surface layer material to dry. The surface layer material is a polyurethane imitating porcelain surface coating or an ultraviolet imitating porcelain surface coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 10166863
    Abstract: A PVC/NBR rubber composition includes (A) 100 PHR polyblend (33-45 ACN) PVC/NBR, (B) 20-50 PHR conductive carbon black, (C) 2-20 PHR rice husk ash containing at least 90% SiO2, wherein the rubber composition has electrical resistivity of less than 1×106? measured according to SAE J2260.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Cristiano Grings Herbert, Cristiane Carla Goncalves, Rodrigo Denizarte de Oliveira Polkowski, Angelo Nogueira Aguiar
  • Patent number: 10160313
    Abstract: A PVC/NBR rubber composition includes (A) 100 PHR polyblend (33-45 ACN) PVC/NBR, (B) 20-50 PHR conductive carbon black, (C) 1-100 PHR carbon black, (B) being more electrically conductive than (C), and (D) 5-30 PHR synthetic amorphous silica, wherein the rubber composition has electrical resistivity of less than 1×106? measured according to SAE J2260.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Cristiano Grings Herbert, Cristiane Carla Goncalves, Rodrigo Denizarte de Oliveira Polkowski, Angelo Nogueira Aguiar
  • Patent number: 10163997
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an OLED array substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, a display apparatus. The OLED array substrate includes a TFT and an OLED. The method includes: forming an oxide semiconductor layer by a film forming process, and performing one patterning process on the oxide semiconductor layer to form an active layer of the TFT and a first electrode of the OLED; sequentially forming a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer on the active layer and the first electrode of the OLED, the first insulating layer being a lyophilic layer, and the second insulating layer being a lyophobic layer; forming an accommodation cavity exposing the first electrode by performing a patterning process on the first and second insulating layers; and injecting, into the accommodation cavity, and drying a solution containing an organic light emitting material to form an organic light emitting material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Lungpao Hsin, Chinlung Liao, Meili Wang
  • Patent number: 10155362
    Abstract: Provided is a fluororesin tube having excellent properties such as heat resistance, weather resistance, chemical resistance, peeling properties, and low dielectric properties that are specific to a fluororesin and also having an inner surface that has high adhesiveness with respect to different materials, particularly, silicone rubber. A fluororesin tube is provided, in which an inner surface of the tube is subjected to plasma treatment by introducing vinylalkoxysilane into a plasma excitation gas, and an arithmetic average roughness Ra and an average length RSm of a roughness curve element with respect to the inner surface of the tube which is subjected to the plasma treatment satisfy Ra<0.08 ?m and RSm<25 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: JUNKOSHA INC.
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Yuushi Okeda
  • Patent number: 10131109
    Abstract: A RF weldable tubing is provided. The tubing has inner layer including a PVDF copolymer, or an ethylene alpha-olefin homopolymer, or an ethylene alpha-olefin polymer that may include a grafted polyethylene. The tubing may have an inter gas barrier layer sandwiched between the outer layer and an outermost layer including a TPU copolymer. The inter gas barrier layer may include an EVOH copolymer. A method of making such a tubing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Christian Julien
  • Patent number: 10106634
    Abstract: Processes of forming polyolefins are described herein. One or more specific embodiments of the processes generally include introducing olefin monomer selected from C2-C3 olefins into a first reaction zone under first polymerization conditions to form a first polyolefin; withdrawing a transfer effluent from the first reaction zone, the transfer effluent including first polyolefin and unreacted olefin monomer; introducing the transfer effluent, a comonomer selected from C4-C8 olefins, and additional olefin monomer to a second reaction zone under second polymerization conditions to form a second reactor product; maintaining an essentially constant comonomer:olefin monomer ratio in the second reaction zone; and withdrawing at least a portion of the second reactor product, wherein the second reactor product includes a bimodal polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Scott E. Kufeld, Joel A. Mutchler
  • Patent number: 10099275
    Abstract: A component according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first cavity, a second cavity and a rib between the first cavity and the second cavity, the rib including a first rib surface that is substantially flat and a second rib surface that is tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley
  • Patent number: 10085862
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a micro-patterned thin film Nitinol (TFN) that is used as a cover for an expandable stent structure, and has elongation/expansion properties that are configured to match the elongation/expansion properties of the expandable stent structure is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Greg Carman, Daniel S. Levi, Mohanchandra Kotekar Panduranga, Fernando Vinuela, Abdon E. Sepulveda
  • Patent number: 10016775
    Abstract: A device for coating a stent, including a holder for the stent, a spraying unit comprising a spray mandrel and an air nozzle. The spray mandrel, the air nozzle and the holder are configured and disposed relative to each other such that the spray mandrel projects from one side into the stent during coating and the air nozzle projects into the stent from the opposing side. A method for coating a stent employs the device. Stents that can be obtained according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CORTRONIK GMBH
    Inventors: Katrin Sternberg, Heyo K. Kroemer, Klaus-Peter Schmitz, Werner Weitschies, Niels Grabow, Claus Harder, Peter Littwin, Dailbor Bajer
  • Patent number: 9944749
    Abstract: Polycarbonates made from polyhydric phenols that preferably exhibit estrogenic activity less than bisphenol S exhibit properties such as high impact strengths, moderate to high glass transition temperatures, chemical resistance, and good color and clarity similar to conventional BPA-derived polycarbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SWIMC, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Niederst, Richard H. Evans, Robert M. O'Brien, Kevin Romagnoli, T. Howard Killilea, Mark S. Von Maier, Dan G. Hartinger
  • Patent number: 9937686
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multi-layer barrier film comprising: a first layer of an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) layer or a polyamide layer having a thickness in the range of 3 micron to 15 micron; a second layer of a polyamide layer having a thickness in the range of 3 micron to 15 micron in contact with the first layer; and a third layer of an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) layer having a thickness in the range of 3 micron to 15 micron. The present disclosure also relates to a multi-layered laminate comprising the multi-layer barrier film, and the process of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Mrinal Kanti Banerjee
  • Patent number: 9920954
    Abstract: Provided is a superior heating tool which is capable of producing desired aromatic properties upon usage even after being stored for a long period of time. A heating tool comprising: an exothermic composition containing an oxidation accelerator having an iodine adsorption of not higher than 500 mg/g, an oxidizable metal powder, and water; and a fragrance, wherein at least the exothermic composition is housed in a container bag having air permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nishioka, Yuki Yasuda, Hiromichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9909237
    Abstract: A wrappable textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The wrappable textile sleeve includes an elongate wall extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends with lengthwise extending edges extending parallel or substantially parallel with the longitudinal axis between the opposite ends. The wall is woven from lengthwise extending warp yarns and circumferentially extending weft yarns. The weft yarns form a plurality of discrete annular bands, with adjacent bands having weft yarns of different diameters to provide the wall with discrete enhanced hoop strength regions and with discrete enhanced flexibility regions, where the enhanced hoop strength and enhanced flexibility regions alternate in adjacent relation with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Alexa A. Woodruff, Cassie M. Malloy, David A. Harris
  • Patent number: 9884470
    Abstract: A laminate structure is provided which includes a first polymeric substrate laminated to a second polymeric substrate. A primer coating comprising the reaction product of polyethyleneimine and formaldehyde is included on the surface of the first polymeric substrate which is subsequently printed with an ink or toner image prior to lamination to the second polymeric substrate. The primer coating provides good toner and/or ink adhesion to the polymeric substrate. The primer coating also provides improved bond strength upon lamination of the first and second polymeric substrates as well as providing water resistance to the laminate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Michelman, Inc.
    Inventor: Baptiste Regnier
  • Patent number: 9873115
    Abstract: Photocatalysts for reduction of carbon dioxide and water are provided that can be tuned to produce certain reaction products, including hydrogen, alcohol, aldehyde, and/or hydrocarbon products. These photocatalysts can form artificial photosystems and can be incorporated into devices that reduce carbon dioxide and water for production of various fuels. Doped wide-bandgap semiconductor nanotubes are provided along with synthesis methods. A variety of optical, electronic and magnetic dopants (substitutional and interstitial, energetically shallow and deep) are incorporated into hollow nanotubes, ranging from a few dopants to heavily-doped semiconductors. The resulting wide-bandgap nanotubes, with desired electronic (p- or n-doped), optical (ultraviolet bandgap to infrared absorption in co-doped nanotubes), and magnetic (from paramagnetic to ferromagnetic) properties, can be used in photovoltaics, display technologies, photocatalysis, and spintronic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Prashant Nagpal, Vivek Singh, Ignacio Castellanos Beltran, Yahya Alivov, Yuchen Ding, Logan Jerome Cerkovnik
  • Patent number: 9855731
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for manufacturing aesthetically pleasing, decorative architectural resin panels having high-resolution image layers. In particular, at least one implementation includes a laminated resin panel having a decorative image layer formed from layered or cross-linked ink free from cracks, splits, or other deformation. Additional implementations relate to curved or otherwise non-planar decorative architectural resin panels having high-resolution image layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: 3FORM, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Sutton, John E. C. Willham
  • Patent number: 9821355
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rectangular tube having a stepped portion includes: forming V-shaped grooves on a rectangular tube at surfaces of an end thereof in a direction parallel to a longitudinal direction thereof; and pressing each of the surfaces having the V-shaped grooves formed thereon with a rotating roll from outside to inside, whereby the end of the rectangular tube is radially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuji Tanoue, Hirokazu Sasaki, Naofumi Nakamura, Jun Kurobe