Elemental Metal Containing Patents (Class 428/35.3)
  • Patent number: 10501683
    Abstract: A proppant includes a particle present in an amount of from 90 to 99.5 percent by weight based on the total weight of the proppant, and a polyurethane coating disposed about the particle and present in an amount of from 0.5 to 10 percent by weight based on the total weight of the proppant. The polyurethane coating comprises the reaction product of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component comprising a polydiene polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Alexander Gershanovich, Christopher M. Tanguay
  • Patent number: 10149398
    Abstract: A method for improving fire prevention performance of a vehicle-carried data recording device and a protection device thereof are provided, where the method includes: mounting the vehicle-carried data recording device in a water-proof shell in a sealing manner; mounting the water-proof shell in a mounting space enclosed by an upper constant-temperature water shell and a lower constant-temperature water shell; injecting a liquid into the upper constant-temperature water shell and the lower constant-temperature water shell; mounting a constant-temperature water shell composed of the upper constant-temperature water shell and the lower constant-temperature water shell in a fire-proof box; and packing the fire-proof box in a protective housing with heat dissipation holes to prevent a data recording device from being damaged when the vehicle is damaged by the action of an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DUVONN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wancai Lin
  • Patent number: 9521221
    Abstract: A touch screen cover for a hand-held wireless communication device having a touch-sensing user interface and a telephone operational mode, in which, during an incoming call, a swipe-sensing user control zone of the user interface is activated together with a call-information display. The touch screen cover includes a protective panel, that in a shielding configuration, overlays a majority of the touch-sensing user interface of the hand-held wireless communication device. The protective panel has a touch-communicating portion that overlays at least part of the swipe-sensing user control zone of the user interface of the hand-held wireless communication device in the shielding configuration, the touch-communicating portion configured to receive a swiping touch engagement on an exposed outer surface thereof and responsively impart a sweeping capacitance-induced user actuation of the swipe-sensing user control zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: AEVOE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Su Huang, Tzu-Ching Shao
  • Patent number: 9272475
    Abstract: A thermally insulated VIP sandwich shipper for a temperature sensitive payload is provided. The shipper comprises an outer shell, an inner shell and vacuum insulated panels sandwiched therebetween. The outer shell and the inner shell may be unitary rigid structures made of an expanded foam material and comprising a bottom having a perimeter and sides extending from the bottom perimeter and terminating in a rim. The inner shell rim may be spaced from the outer shell rim to define a gap, the gap being sealed to create an enclosed space within which the vacuum insulated panels are located. Each vacuum insulated panel may be oriented substantially orthogonally to at least one adjacent vacuum insulated panel and have an edge that abuts the adjacent vacuum insulated panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajit Ranade, John Stephan
  • Patent number: 9156972
    Abstract: A polypropylene containing resin composition suitable for use in forming films by the air quenched melt-blown film process for use as a sealing layer in a laminate for retort pouches, The resin composition includes from 80 to 98 percent by weight of a coupled impact propylene copolymer and from 2 to 20 percent by weight of a propylene-ethylene copolymer having from 2 to 10 percent by weight units derived from ethylene, wherein the composition has a melt flow rate of from 0.1 to 2.5 grams/10 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Grant Duguid, Rosanna deMarco
  • Patent number: 9028935
    Abstract: This invention relates to a liquid-filled tetrahedral package having a longitudinal fin seal and having a first transverse seal on one end of the package and a second transverse seal on the opposite end of the package, wherein the first and second transverse seals are substantially perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Bernhard Zeiler, Charles D. Buis, Neal Burgess, James A. Renninger, John B. Manly, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9023443
    Abstract: A laminate film including a first core polylactic acid layer, a coating receiving-layer of polylactic acid, and coated on one side of the coating receiving-layer with PVOH, EVOH, a blend of crosslinked EVOH/PVOH, vinyl alcohol-vinylamine (PVAm) copolymer, anionic carboxylated styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBR) emulsion, or blends thereof. This coating may be applied after the machine-direction orientation step and dried and oriented in a transverse direction orientation oven if in-line coating is desired; or applied to the film in an off-line coating method and dried in an air flotation oven. The dried coating layer can be metallized. This laminate film exhibits excellent gas and moisture barrier properties, appearance, and metal adhesion. It may also optionally include a heat sealable or winding improving layer on the side opposite the coating receiving-layer of the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy A. Paolilli, John J. Fitch
  • Publication number: 20150118422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to combinations comprising hydrogen gas or a hydrogen donor agent and nanoclays comprising metallic cerium or cerium oxide particles. The invention also relates to compositions, nanocomposite materials and containers comprising these combinations. Additionally, the present invention relates to methods for obtaining these combinations and to the use thereof in packaging oxygen- and oxidation-sensitive products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Maria Antonieta Busolo Pons, Jose Maria Lagaron Cabello
  • Patent number: 8993079
    Abstract: An insulated container includes a first laminated structure having a metal layer and a second laminated structure having a metal layer. The metal layer of the first laminated structure faces the metal layer of the second laminated structure. The insulated container also includes a foam material layer disposed between the first laminated structure and the second laminated structure. The metal layer of the first laminated structure is bonded to the metal layer of the second laminated structure at a plurality of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Alice K. Duong
  • Patent number: 8974752
    Abstract: Methods of treating of stannous oxide particles having at least a partial surface crust of stannic oxide by contacting the particles with a reducing agent for a period of time sufficient to produce stannous oxide are provided. The stannous oxide particles produced are readily soluble in organic sulfonic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Matthew L. Grandbois
  • Patent number: 8968879
    Abstract: A packaging material for blood bags includes two laminate films (I), wherein each laminate film (I) includes a base layer (Y), an inorganic deposited layer (X) formed on top of the base layer, a layer (Z1) containing a polymer of an unsaturated carboxylic acid compound polyvalent metal salt formed on top of the inorganic deposited layer (X), and a layer (Z2) containing a polymer of an unsaturated carboxylic acid compound polyvalent metal salt and a vinyl alcohol based polymer formed on top of the layer (Z1), laminating the two laminate films (I) with the layers (Z2) being laminated to form a laminate film (II), and laminating a heat seal layer on top of at least either one of the base layers (Y) of the laminate film (II). The packaging material can exhibit relatively high water vapor permeation resistance and excellent transparency and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Inaba, Takayoshi Yao
  • Patent number: 8961817
    Abstract: A getter device containing a combination of getter materials is described. The device has a mixture of cerium oxide, copper oxide and metallic palladium for the removal of hydrogen and carbon monoxide in vacuum applications, particularly suitable to be used in vacuum insulation applications. This combination of getter materials is preferably added to powders of other getter materials such as alkali metals hydroxides and desiccant materials that are effective for maintaining the vacuum in thermal insulation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAES Getters S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luca Toia, Marco Visconti
  • Patent number: 8932691
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer structure useful for preparing highly abrasion-resistant protective liners, including tubular articles such as multilayer tubes or pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Andrew Smillie, Sassan Hojabr, John D. Vansant, Qin Lin
  • Patent number: 8859063
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a protective casing are provided. In at least one embodiment, a protective casing includes a flexible insulation layer configured to inhibit thermal energy from conducting from an external side of the flexible insulation layer to an internal side of the flexible insulation layer. The protective casing also includes a microlattice layer abutting the internal side of the flexible insulation layer, the microlattice layer configured to distribute thermal energy that passes through the flexible insulation layer substantially throughout the microlattice layer. Further, the protective casing includes a heat absorbing material that impregnates the microlattice layer, the heat absorbing material configured to absorb the thermal energy in the microlattice layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowell Miller, Gary Kersten, Wendell A. Frost
  • Patent number: 8815358
    Abstract: A pouch-like package for long-term storage of a highly acidic condiment is fabricated from a flexible sheet material having a light-blocking sheet, such as aluminum foil, coextruded between a printable layer, which may be a polymeric material such as PET, and a barrier layer, which may be a polymeric material such as PET coated on one side by a thin layer of aluminum oxide. Suitable adhesives may be used between the printable layer, the light-blocking sheet, and the barrier layer. If desired, a sealant such as acrylonitrile may be applied to the surface of the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventor: William Rasile
  • Publication number: 20140227552
    Abstract: A thermal insulation structure including a fabric layer and a dual-layer infrared radiation reflective metal coating disposed on a surface of the fabric layer. The dual-layer infrared radiation reflective metal coating includes a first coating layer directly applied on to the surface of the fabric layer, and, a second coating layer applied on to the first coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SK PLANET CO., LTD
    Inventors: Albert Pui Sang Lau, Lee Cheung Lau, Manas Kumar Sarkar, Jintu Fan
  • Patent number: 8771813
    Abstract: A container for semi-solid compositions comprising a tube portion having a first paper that defines first, second, and third plies forming an open end and a closed end, the tube portion comprising a lumen containing a semi-solid composition. The tube portion comprises a continuous coating that is a permeation barrier to the semi-solid composition, which is disposed between the first and second plies and the second and third plies. The container also includes a restrictor portion sized and dimensioned to couple with the open end of the tube portion and an end closure member sized and dimensioned to mate with the restrictor portion. The tube portion, restrictor portion, and end closure are made of one or more biodegradable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Ellery West, Gail West
  • Publication number: 20140174035
    Abstract: A flexible pouch for packaging a product therein having a pouch panel formed of a material having a layer of polyethylene terephthalate, a layer of aluminum, a layer of nylon, and a layer of polyethylene. The layer of polyethylene terephthalate has a thickness of 12 to 15 microns, the layer aluminum has a thickness of 7 to 9 microns, the layer of nylon has a thickness of 12 to 18 microns, and the layer of polyethylene has a thickness of 70-200 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 8697210
    Abstract: A polymer and coating composition containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging containers. The polymer preferably includes a backbone having one or more polycyclic groups. In one embodiment, the polymer is a polyester and, more preferably, a polyester-urethane polymer. In one embodiment, the one or more polycyclic groups is a tricyclic or higher group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stenson, Benoit Prouvost, Jeffrey Niederst, Donald Wind, Richard H. Evans, Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, James Robinson
  • Patent number: 8668970
    Abstract: Film bags or film tubes formed from biaxially oriented film including less than 10 ppm of antimony and having a haze of less than 10% are provided. The films have an ultimate tensile strength of more than 100 N/mm2; have a difference in the ultimate tensile strength in MD and TD of less than 180 N/mm2; have a tensile strain at break of more than 50%; a tensile strain at break of more than 260%; have a yellowness index b* of less than 2.5; have a lightness L*>85; include from 50 to 15 000 ppm of free-radical scavenger; have an SV of at least 600 after ovening; have a tensile strain at break of >5% after ovening; have a film thickness of from 6 to 26 ?m; and include more than 90% by weight of polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Kliesch, Cynthia Bennett, Bodo Kuhmann, Matthias Konrad, Thomas Hackl, Stefanie Bauer
  • Patent number: 8637128
    Abstract: A package for holding fluid material suitable for preserving a dental implant is disclosed. The package has a capsule and a cap. The capsule is formed exclusively of cyclic olefin copolymer with an impermeability to moisture of less than 5% fluid loss per year and the cap is formed of low density polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Straumann Holding AG
    Inventor: Vincent Jemelin
  • Publication number: 20130316105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyethylene material that has a plurality of unidirectionally oriented polyethylene monolayers cross-plied and compressed at an angle to one another, each polyethylene monolayer composed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and essentially devoid of resins. The present invention further relates to ballistic resistant articles that include or incorporate the inventive polyethylene material and to methods of preparing the material and articles incorporating same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
  • Publication number: 20130287978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation material including an inner bag and to a method for manufacturing same. The method for manufacturing the vacuum insulation material includes: a step of manufacturing a core material; a step of compressing and packing the entire surface of the core material using an inner bag made of a breathable film material; a step of disposing a getter on the upper portion of the inner bag; and a step of vacuum-packing a covering material on the upper portion of the inner bag. The inner bag is made of polypropylene (PP), polyester (PET), and/or polyethylene. Since the inner bag is manufactured using a breathable film having fine holes, the method for manufacturing the vacuum insulation material may have improved efficiency, and the vacuum insulation material may be improved in terms of the long-term durability and vacuum insulation properties thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung Lee, Seong-Moon Jung, Suk Jang, Eun-Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 8481137
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a multilayer stretched film with barrier property that is free from deterioration of barrier properties attributable to dimensional change caused by moisture absorption, and bending, etc. [Method for Achieving the Object] A multilayer stretched film with barrier property obtained by biaxially stretching a multilayer laminate comprising at least three layers, namely, a polyester-based resin layer (Layer A), a polyamide-based resin layer (Layer B), and a polyester-based resin layer (Layer A), in this order (wherein the two Layers A may be the same or different) to obtain a biaxially stretched multilayer film; and providing a deposition layer (Layer C) on at least one surface of the biaxially stretched multilayer film; both of the Layers A containing a crystalline polyester; Layer B containing 70 to 99 wt % of aliphatic polyamide and 1 to 30 wt % of aromatic polyamide; and Layer C containing an inorganic substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignees: Gunze Limited, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Norio Uehara, Hiroyuki Yoshizaki, Naoyuki Maruichi
  • Publication number: 20130142973
    Abstract: Film bags or film tubes formed from biaxially oriented film including less than 10 ppm of antimony and having a haze of less than 10% are provided. The films have an ultimate tensile strength of more than 100 N/mm2; have a difference in the ultimate tensile strength in MD and TD of less than 180 N/mm2; have a tensile strain at break of more than 50%; a tensile strain at break of more than 260%; have a yellowness index b* of less than 2.5; have a lightness L*>85; include from 50 to 15000 ppm of free-radical scavenger; have an SV of at least 600 after ovening; have a tensile strain at break of >5% after ovening; have a film thickness of from 6 to 26 ?m; and include more than 90% by weight of polyester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI POLYESTER FILM GMBH
    Inventor: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130136879
    Abstract: Polyphase biodegradable compositions having a good resistance to ageing comprising a continuous phase comprising at least one hydrophobic polyester and at least one dispersed phase of polymer of vegetable origin. The hydrophobic polyester constituting the continuous phase is incompatible with the polymer of vegetable origin. The compositions comprise a plasticiser comprising at least 75% of a mixture of diglycerol, triglycerol and tetraglycerol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Novamont S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luigi Capuzzi
  • Publication number: 20130065000
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer structure useful for preparing highly abrasion-resistant protective liners, including tubular articles such as multilayer tubes or pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: BENJAMIN ANDREW SMILLIE, SASSAN HOJABR, JOHN D. VANSANT, QIN LIN
  • Patent number: 8367171
    Abstract: A polymer and coating composition containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging containers. The polymer preferably includes a backbone having one or more polycyclic groups. In one embodiment, the polymer is a polyester and, more preferably, a polyester-urethane polymer. In one embodiment, the one or more polycyclic groups is a tricyclic or higher group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stenson, Benoit Prouvost, Jeffrey Niederst, Donald G. Wind, Richard H. Evans, Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, James Robinson
  • Patent number: 8367169
    Abstract: A multilayer stretched film with barrier property that is free from deterioration of barrier properties attributable to dimensional change caused by moisture absorption, and bending, etc. A multilayer stretched film with barrier property obtained by biaxially stretching a multilayer laminate including at least three layers, namely, a polyester-based resin layer (Layer A), a polyamide-based resin layer (Layer B), and a polyester-based resin layer (Layer A), in this order (wherein the two Layers A may be the same or different) to obtain a biaxially stretched multilayer film; and providing a deposition layer (Layer C) on at least one surface of the biaxially stretched multilayer film; both of the Layers A containing a crystalline polyester; Layer B containing 70 to 99 wt % of aliphatic polyamide and 1 to 30 wt % of aromatic polyamide; and Layer C containing an inorganic substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Gunze Limited, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Norio Uehara, Hiroyuki Yoshizaki, Naoyuki Maruichi
  • Patent number: 8298665
    Abstract: A power transmission belt comprising a polyester tensile cord having a heat shrinkage at 100° C. of less than 1% and/or a heat shrinkage at 150° C. of less than about 1.5% and/or a dimensional stability index of less than about 6%. The belt has a heat shrinkage after 24 hours at 100° C. of less than 1%. The polyester may be that sold under the trade name A360 or A363 by Performance Fibers, Inc. or equivalent polyethylene terephthalate. The tensile cord is particularly suited for use in V-belts for variable speed drives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventor: Shawn Xiang Wu
  • Patent number: 8293349
    Abstract: A dilatation balloon formed with at least one layer, the layer including at least one polymeric material and at least one material which is a heating medium, the heating medium sensitive to an electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John Jianhua Chen, Jan Weber
  • Publication number: 20120196063
    Abstract: A thermal material includes a first layer comprising a first side and a second metalized side opposing the first side and a second layer comprising a first side and a second metalized side opposing the first side. The second layer is laminated to the first layer to form a plurality of laminated layers. The thermal material also includes a seal formed at a peripheral edge of the plurality of laminated layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Coldpack, Inc.
    Inventor: Alice K. Duong
  • Patent number: 8216691
    Abstract: Metal, ceramic and cermet articles produced from low viscosity suspensions. The articles include micro diameter hollow fibers, meshes and open cell foams. The articles are useful for filters, catalyst media, fuel cell electrodes, body implantation devices, structural materials, vibration and noise control, heat exchangers, heat sinks, heat pipes, heat shields and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Lobovsky, Mohammad Behi
  • Patent number: 8182888
    Abstract: A polymer with a backbone and an unsaturated side chain attached to the backbone. The polymer may optionally be combined with an oxidation catalyst and/or other ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Share, Keith R. Pillage, Charles I. Skillman, Paul E. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8178177
    Abstract: An article for fire protecting a duct includes a first layer of a first material including a noncombustible fibrous material and a second layer of a second material including an intumescent material. The first layer is adjacent the second layer. The article is non-self-supporting and has an initial thickness of less than about three inches when in a first application condition, and an expanded thickness when in a second heated condition. The expanded thickness is greater than the initial thickness. At the expanded thickness, the article meets Section 5.5 of AC101 Acceptance Criteria for Grease Duct Enclosure Assemblies, as specified in April 2001 by the International Council of Building Officials (ICBO-ES).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: George W. Frost, John T. Brady, Brandon L. Cordts
  • Patent number: 8142881
    Abstract: A superconductor for mitigating the effects of local current disruptions in a superconducting filament. The superconductor comprises superconducting filaments covered by a medium in electrical communication with the filaments. The covering medium has anisotropic conductivity, the conductivity in a direction substantially aligned with the filaments being selected to stabilize the superconductor near the critical temperature, and the conductivity of the covering in a direction substantially perpendicular to the filaments being selected to permit controlled current sharing between the filaments, especially when a filament is compromised, while simultaneously limiting alternating current (ac) losses. In various embodiments, the covering comprises a wire mesh having longitudinal wires made of a first material having a first conductivity, and transverse wires made of a second material having a second conductivity, different from the first conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: American Superconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Cornelis Leo Hans Thieme
  • Publication number: 20120067767
    Abstract: A film that can be used in packaging applications includes one or more layers, wherein the layers include an anti-fog additive and/or an IR additive and the resulting film has greater than about a 50% prestretch capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jack N. Shirrell, Tun-Jen Chu, Deepak H. Mehta, Owen J. McGarel, Michael F. Hansen
  • Patent number: 8137774
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions comprising ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymers, tackifying resins and optionally polyolefins (for example, polyethylene and polypropylene) that provide strong, tight hermetic heat seals with an easily peelable opening feature to fluoropolymers such as polychlorotrifluoroethylene. Also disclosed are multilayer structures and packages comprising these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Terrance D. Kendig, Stephen Robert Tanny
  • Patent number: 8105666
    Abstract: Compliant coatings for insertable medical articles are provided. In some aspects, the coating includes a diene polymer-containing layer, and a second coated layer that includes another polymer. The coating can be formed by coupling the polymer of the second coated layer to the first coated layer via latent reactive groups, such as photoreactive groups. In other aspects, the insertable medical article has a coating that provides different functional features to different surfaces of the article. The medical article can have a cylindrical shape with an interior surface having a first coating, and an exterior surface with a second coating, wherein the article also includes a plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Michael J. Finley
  • Patent number: 8105667
    Abstract: A multi-layer film with barrier properties having one or more layers made from a bio-based film is disclosed. In one aspect, a multi-layer packaging film including (a) an outer layer including a bio-based film, wherein the bio-based film is polylactide, (b) an adhesive layer adjacent to the outer layer and (c) a product side layer including a metalized polyolefin having barrier properties, wherein the multi-layer packaging film is a flexible film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Knoerzer, Brad Dewayne Rodgers
  • Patent number: 8101252
    Abstract: An air bag which is light and pliable to be compactly housed and excellent in durability against a load applied thereto, upon the actuation of air bag, and long term aging, which is formed of two woven fabrics interwoven with each other to be a bag-shaped body, each composed of polyamide type synthetic fiber yarns containing copper compounds in a range from 30 to 200 ppm estimated in term of copper or cut pieces of the fabric sewn together to be a three-dimensional shape, the fabric having a product of a total fineness of warp or weft multiplied by a weave density of 16000 decitex·ends/2.54 cm or less, a load at 15% elongation in a range from 3 to 35 N/%/2.54 cm and a tensile work at break in a range from 7000 to 30000 N·%/2.54 cm. This air bag may be applicable to a driver's seat, a passenger's seat, and to side impact protection in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kami, Hideaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 8092917
    Abstract: A gas-barrier laminate comprises a plastic substrate (A), an inorganic thin film (B) formed on at least one surface of the plastic substrate (A), and a polyester-based resin layer (C) formed by applying a coating material containing a polyester-based resin on a surface of the inorganic thin film (B), wherein the polyester-based resin has a glass transition temperature of 50 to 70° C., a molecular weight of 1500 to 15000 and a hydroxyl value of 10 to 60 mg KOH/g, and the gas-barrier laminate has an oxygen permeability of not more than 5 cc/m2/day/atm and a water vapor permeability of not more than 5 g/m2/day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigenobu Yoshida, Tooru Hachisuka, Chiharu Okawara
  • Patent number: 8075969
    Abstract: An electrically conductive member includes an elongate body, which has at least one electrically conductive region. The electrically conductive region comprises a porous polymeric material coated with an electrically conductive material. A method of manufacturing the electrically conductive member includes the steps of extruding an elongate body of polymeric material, wherein at least one region of the elongate body is porous in nature; and coating the elongate body with an electrically conductive material, such that the electrically conductive material substantially coats the pores of the at least one region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Cathrx Ltd
    Inventors: Neil Lawrence Anderson, Evan Ka-loke Chong
  • Publication number: 20110287199
    Abstract: A long life balloon formed from a lamination. The lamination includes a polyester film with a total thickness of 4 ?m to 12 ?m. The polyester film includes a biaxially oriented polyester core layer and at least one amorphous copolyester skin layer. The lamination also includes a sealant layer and a gas barrier layer on an opposite side of the polyester film from the sealant layer. The oxygen transmission rate of the balloon is less than 0.1 cc/100 sqin/day, a bonding strength of the gas barrier layer to the surface of the polyester film is more than 300 g/in at dry conditions, a sealing strength of the balloon is more than 3.5 kg/in, and a floating time of the balloon is more than 20 days.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicants: Anagram International, Inc., TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Gianfranco CHICARELLA, Nao YOKOTA, Tracy A. PAOLILLI, John J. FITCH, Todd R. SARNSTROM, Dean BORCHARDT, Paul A. ANSOLABEHERE, Steven SARGEANT
  • Patent number: 7951436
    Abstract: A multi-layer film with barrier properties having one or more layers made from a bio-based film is disclosed. In one aspect, a multi-layer packaging film including(a) an outer layer including a bio-based film, wherein the bio-based film is polyhydroxy-alkanoate, wherein the bio-based film includes a graphic image, (b) an adhesive layer adjacent to the outer layer and (c) a product side layer including a metalized polyolefin having barrier properties, wherein the multi-layer packaging film is a flexible film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Knoerzer, Brad Dewayne Rodgers
  • Patent number: 7943218
    Abstract: A multi-layer film with barrier properties having two or more layers made from a bio-based film is disclosed. In one aspect, the print web comprises a bio-based film. In one aspect, the barrier web comprises a bio-based film. In one aspect, a bio-based adhesive adheres the print web to the barrier web. The bio-based film can include paper, PCR, polylactide or polyhydroxy-alkanoate. Unlike prior art petroleum-based films, the bio-based film of the present invention is made from a renewable resource and is biodegradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Knoerzer, Kenneth Scott Laverdure, Brad Dewayne Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20100247823
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising filling a retort pouch with molten material, folding the top of the pouch over near or at the molten material line to expel air from the pouch, and sealing the pouch. Also disclosed herein is a molten material and package combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Daubert Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas E. Howell
  • Publication number: 20100239797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible multi-layer material that can be used in particular for an inflatable balloon casing, a blimp, an airbag, a sail, a flexible solar cell, or a flexible antenna. At least one layer (11, 13) is provided, which is particularly made of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), or of ultra high molecular weight polypropylene (UHMWPP). The same is surrounded on each of the two sides by a layer, or a film (10, 12; 12, 14) made of polyethylene or polypropylene, and connected thereto, wherein the layers, or films (10-14) placed on top of each other can be connected to each other by means of heating. Such a material layer is lightweight and has high stability, or tear resistance, and a high modulus of elasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Kamal Alavi
  • Publication number: 20100230018
    Abstract: A theft deterrent anti-scanning device incorporating a metallic anti-scanning and shielding layer laminated into various articles to encapsulate cards and financial documents which carry sensitive personal financial information that can be read by traditional RIFD scanning devices. However, if you incorporate a Faraday cage to block RF frequencies up to 2.4 gigahertz, the card must be entirely encapsulated for the RF shielding to be effective. A GPS tracking device may be added in order to retrieve lost or stolen information, and the entire device may be configured to become portion of a purse or an enclosable pouch. In other aspects of the present invention, an enclosable pouch of description in the application may render the pouch to be water proof, fire resistant, and to be protected from theft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Cynthia A. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 7763343
    Abstract: A superconductor for mitigating the effects of local current disruptions in a superconducting filament. The superconductor comprises superconducting filaments covered by a medium in electrical communication with the filaments. The covering medium has anisotropic conductivity, the conductivity in a direction substantially aligned with the filaments being selected to stabilize the superconductor near the critical temperature, and the conductivity of the covering in a direction substantially perpendicular to the filaments being selected to permit controlled current sharing between the filaments, especially when a filament is compromised, while simultaneously limiting alternating current (ac) losses. In various embodiments, the covering comprises a wire mesh having longitudinal wires made of a first material having a first conductivity, and transverse wires made of a second material having a second conductivity, different from the first conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: American Superconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Cornelis Leo Hans Thieme