Single Layer (continuous Layer) Patents (Class 428/35.5)
  • Patent number: 10774214
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition that is particularly suitable for use in the manufacture of thermoformed articles, which can be biodegraded in industrial composting. This invention also relates to a process for the production of the said composition and articles obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NOVAMONT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Angelos Rallis, Matteo Nicolini
  • Patent number: 10774213
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer composition that is particularly suitable for use in the manufacture of thermoformed articles, which can be biodegraded in industrial composting. This invention also relates to a process for the production of the said composition and articles obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NOVAMONT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Angelos Rallis, Matteo Nicolini
  • Patent number: 10669401
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastics-covered mercaptosilane-wax mixture, where the plastic of the plastics covering is selected from the group of polypropylene, polyethylene, ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and mixtures of the abovementioned plastics with melting point from 70 to 170° C., and the mercaptosilane-wax mixture comprises at least one mercaptosilane of the general formula I and at least one wax with congealing point from 30 to 160° C. The plastics-covered mercaptosilane-wax mixture can be used in rubber mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Caren Röben, Andrea Korch, Sabine Leick, Kathrin Kunowa, Juri Tschernjaew
  • Patent number: 10669090
    Abstract: Protective sleeves for portable electronic devices are provided. More particularly, embodiments relate to a protective sleeve that is capable of protecting a portable electronic device enclosed within from multiple environmental effects, including heat, cold, water, and impact forces from being dropped. In embodiments, provided is a protective sleeve comprising: an outer layer of material with a reflective surface; and an inner layer of material with a protective surface; wherein the outer layer of material and the inner layer of material are layered together and configured to receive a portable electronic device. A thermal masking material and products thereof which can be used in a variety of applications where reduced visibility and heat detection is desired such as military, law enforcement, and hunting are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: eXclaim IP, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Conway
  • Patent number: 10513239
    Abstract: It is provided a gas bag which is inflatable for the protection of a vehicle occupant, comprising: a first gas bag layer and a second gas bag layer, wherein a first fabric blank forms the first gas bag layer and a second fabric blank forms the second gas bag layer, wherein the first fabric blank and the second fabric blank each are woven from threads. The gas bag includes at least one elongate portion which extends along a longitudinal direction and which is formed by at least a part of the first gas bag layer and at least a part of the second gas bag layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Weyrich, Hans-Peter Sendelbach, Volker Rathgeb, Uwe Dierks, Holger Rist
  • Patent number: 10189989
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester mixture comprising: i) from 95 to 99.95% by weight, based on components i and ii, of a polyester selected from the group consisting of: polybutylene terephthalate, polycyclohexylenedimethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate, polybutylene adipate-co-terephthalate, polybutylene sebacate-co-terephthalate, polybutylene succinate-co-terephthalate, polybutylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate-co-succinate, polybutylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate-co-adipate, polybutylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate-co-azelate, polybutylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate-co-sebacate, polybutylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate-co-brassylate, polybutylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate-co-1,18-C18-dicarboxylate, polybutylene succinate, polybutylene adipate, polybutylene succinate-co-adipate, polybutylene succinate-co-sebacate, polybutylene sebacate or mixtures of 2 or more of the polyesters mentioned, and ii) from 0.05 to 5% by weight, based on components i and ii, of polyethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Anna K. Moeller, Kian Molawi, Motonori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10118737
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to plastic or polymeric container with reclosable zippers which make the package child-resistant. In one typical embodiment, this is achieved by a zipper with a high internal opening force and a low external opening force, wherein three flanges are sealed to the bag walls, and one external flange is left unsealed. In order to encounter the low external opening force, the user must grab the unsealed external flange while applying an external opening force to the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jose Manuel Septien Rojas, Lars Wihlborg, Charles Greco, Jeffry Mauro, Glyn Russell
  • Patent number: 10112769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC) having a body made of flexible fabric woven from polymeric tapes, and transport loops, wherein the body comprises side walls, bottom and top parts, characterised in that the fabric of at least one of the side walls and transport loops is woven from uniaxially-drawn PET tape having a density greater than 1.333 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Zahir Bashir, Klaus Niederl, Reinhard Lechner
  • Patent number: 9943492
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous paracetamol solution for its use by perfusion with a pH between 4.5 and 6.0, comprising at least one substance that can react with phenolates giving rise to its O-derivatives or other coordination compounds. The injectable paracetamol solution of the present invention has high stability, does not develop color over time and has a minimal content of impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Genfarma Laboratorio S.L.
    Inventors: Faustino Huertas Muñoz, Raul Fernandez Plagaro
  • Patent number: 9540144
    Abstract: A plastic bag comprising a grip strip configured to assist with opening the bag, wherein the grip strip is formed from a material different from a material from which its associated panel is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Tseng, Ter-Hai Lin, Joe Wang, Jerry Hsu
  • Patent number: 9493337
    Abstract: The instant invention provides reinforced microcapillary films and/or foams. The inventive reinforced film and/or foam have a first end and a second end, wherein the film and/or foam comprises: (a) a matrix comprising a first thermoplastic material, (b) at least one or more channels disposed in parallel in said matrix from the first end to the second end of the film or foam, wherein said one or more channels are at least 1 ?m apart from each other, and wherein each said one or more channels have a diameter in the range of at least 1 ?m; and (c) a second thermoplastic material disposed in said one or more channels, wherein said second thermoplastic material is different than the first thermoplastic material; wherein said film has a thickness in the range of from 2 ?m to 2000 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Luis G. Zalamea, Herbert Bongartz, Rudolf J. Koopmans
  • Patent number: 9487647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer mixture with a low viscosity, allowing processes for the processing of plastics materials to be accelerated while the final properties of the end products remain the same or are improved. The polymer mixture is mixed with the plastics materials in the manner of an additive. The invention further relates to the production of suitable polymer mixtures of this type and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: INNOGEL AG
    Inventors: Rolf Muller, Federico Innerebner
  • Patent number: 9477011
    Abstract: Multilayer optical film that can be used as a reflective polarizer or mirror is disclosed. The multilayer optical film comprises alternating optical layers of polyesters such as PET and PEN, copolymerized with 4,4?-biphenyl dicarboxylate. The multilayer optical film exhibits a high ratio of in-plane to out-of-plane birefringence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventors: Yufeng Liu, David T. Yust, Stephen A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9314885
    Abstract: A programmable shape device is described. The device comprises a wire grid made from a shape memory material. The grid is embedded in a transparent polymer. Under normal conditions, the device can be folded into any shape. Upon actuation, the device reverts back to a programmed parent shape. Such a device can be made into one shape during its desired use and another shape during storage or transportation. Methods of making and using a programmable shape device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Sung-Wei Chen, Christopher J. Rothfuss
  • Patent number: 9227084
    Abstract: A brachytherapy balloon system, including a brachytherapy applicator and a brachytherapy balloon, is described. The brachytherapy balloon is shaped and sized to fit a vagina, a rectum or an esophagus and is made of elastomeric polymer and has a cylindrical inner surface defining an interior hollow of diameter D with at least one open end into which a brachytherapy applicator of diameter x<D can fit, and an outer surface. The inner and outer surfaces of the brachytherapy balloon together define an inflatable elongated toroidal shape having a distal and a proximal end. The distal end has a diameter less than x, a valve for inflating the balloon, and a retention ring that prevents the brachytherapy applicator from protruding beyond the retention ring and reproducibly positioning the applicator on every use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: RadiaDyne LLC
    Inventors: John Isham, Christen Springs, Stephen J. Wiater, Adam Epstein
  • Patent number: 9056979
    Abstract: Disclosed is a biodegradable polyester mixture comprising 45 to 95 wt %, based on the total weight of polyester I and II, of a polyester I constructed from an aliphatic C9-C18 dicarboxylic acid or a C9-C18 dicarboxylic acid derivative; terephthalic acid or a terephthalic acid derivative; a C3-C6 diol; an at least trihydric alcohol; and a chain extender. The biodegradable polyester mixture further comprises 5 to 55 wt %, based on the total weight of polyester I and II, of a polyester II constructed from an aliphatic C4-C6 dicarboxylic acid or a C4-C6 dicarboxylic acid derivative; terephthalic acid or a terephthalic acid derivative; a C3-C6 diol; an at least trihydric alcohol; and a chain extender. The biodegradable polyester mixture further comprises 10 to 25 wt %, based on the total weight, of calcium carbonate; and 3 to 15 wt %, based on the total weight, of talc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Xin Yang, Jörg Auffermann, Carsten Sinkel, Jerome Lohmann, Robert Loos, Gabriel Skupin, Andreas Künkel, Lars Börger
  • Publication number: 20150132513
    Abstract: Use of a stable indole-nitroxide radical as a stabilizer and/or inhibitor for resin mixtures and reactive resin mortars is described on the basis of radically curable compounds. Resin mixtures and reactive resin mortars may be made stable in storage very effectively using the indole nitroxide radical and the pot life of mortar compositions can be adjusted in a targeted manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Leitner, Armin Pfeil
  • Patent number: 9028934
    Abstract: A label has a part that is to stand out at a defined angle from a curved surface to which the label is applied. There is a reinforcement area that has an edge curvature at the transition part of the label, between the part that is to be raised up and the part that is attached to the curved surface. The edge curvature is implemented such that it fixes the part to be raised up at a defined angle during or after placement of the label on a specific object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Moosheimer, Josef Mair
  • Publication number: 20150125639
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a plastic composition which is biodegradable, and which does not discharge contaminants during incineration or leave plastic fragments after decomposition. According to the invention the composition comprises: (i) 30-50% by weight of a polyester which is biodegradable and/or decayable; (ii) 20-40% by weight of starch from vegetable oil origin from corn, potatoes, and/or sunflower; (iii) 20-40% by weight of a filler composition comprising dolomite and/or calcium carbonate, wherein the filler composition particles have a polished surface; and (iv) 1-5% by weight of a binding agent comprising a resin ester of vegetable origin; wherein said polyester and said starch together form a bioplastic base composition and together comprise 55-79% by weight of the total weight of said plastic composition. The present invention further concerns a method for preparing said plastic composition; a plastic film prepared of said plastic composition; and a waste bag prepared of said plastic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Gaia Holding AB
    Inventor: Ake Rosen
  • Publication number: 20150118424
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic film having improved tear and puncture resistance. The thermoplastic has a plurality of embossed regions that are comprised of a plurality of parallel, linear embosses. The plurality of embossed regions is arranged so that a straight line cannot traverse the thermoplastic film without intersecting at least one of the plurality of embossed regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Brad A. Cobler
  • Publication number: 20150093526
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pouch having at least one sealed compartment containing a first composition. At least one wall of the at least one sealed compartment is made from a water-soluble film having any suitable thickness. The water-soluble film comprises PVOH polymer such that when the film has a thickness of about 76 microns the film is characterized by a Dissolution Index of about 620 to about 920, or of about 665 to about 920, or about 710 to about 920; and a Stress Index of about 145 to about 626, or about 155 to about 480, or about 165 to about 325.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Frank W. Denome, Steven G. Friedrich, Regine Labeque, David M. Lee, Roxane Rosmaninho, Jichun Shi, Andrew P. Verrall
  • Patent number: 8986800
    Abstract: Cooking bag containing a copolymer containing monomer units of a dimerised fatty acid or a derivative thereof. Use the cooking bag for cooking food. A process for storing and cooking of food comprising the steps: a) filling the cooking with food, b) storing the filled cooking bag at a temperature below 0° C., c) cooking the food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Atze Jan Nijenhuis, Paul Willem Jan Van Den Heuvel, Paul Alexander Moruzi
  • Patent number: 8987363
    Abstract: Calcium carbonate particles having very narrow particle sizes with a controlled D98 and minimal ultrafines (very small particles) are described. The particles are prepared by grinding a feedstock in a centrifugal grinding mill, which utilizes very high centrifugal forces to impact the particles with each other or grinding media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: J.M. Huber Corporation
    Inventors: Lane George Shaw, Gary Lee Hillebrenner
  • Patent number: 8974881
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition improved in film formability and/or mechanical property, particularly tensile elastic modulus or tearing strength, of the film. The present invention provides a resin composition including at least (A) an aliphatic polyester-based resin and (C) a starch, the aliphatic polyester-based resin (A) forming a matrix phase and the starch (C) forming a dispersed phase, wherein the average particle diameter of the dispersed phase is 1 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaneko, Hiroshi Nakano, Tomohide Yoshida, Tarou Amano
  • Publication number: 20150056389
    Abstract: Web material for production of tea bags and the like made of a nonwoven network of PLA fibers in mono-component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen W. Foss, Jean-Marie Turra
  • Patent number: 8927078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encapsulated activated carbon and a method of preparing the same to protect the structure of the activated carbon and preserve the odor absorbing capability of the activated carbon particles. Particularly, the present invention is directed to a polymer article having odor absorption capabilities comprising a film comprising a matrix polymer and activated carbon particles at least partially encapsulated with a non-water soluble amorphous polymer, wherein the non-water soluble amorphous polymer is incompatible with the matrix polymer. The polymer article can be a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.
    Inventors: Chieh-Chun Chau, William F. Patchen
  • Publication number: 20140349046
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention is a process for preparing polyamide granules having heat-resistance properties, and also the use of these granules, in particular in the aid of the manufacture of yarns for airbags or for tyre cords. More specifically, the invention relates to a process for preparing polyamide granules having heat-resistance properties by wet impregnation of the granules with an aqueous solution comprising at least one heat stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Virginie Thieblemont
  • Publication number: 20140329037
    Abstract: A fabric for a seam region of an inflatable air-bag includes fibres formed from polyester and having an elongation at break of around 12% to 20%. The fabric also has an instantaneous thermal creep above 0.5% at 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Brita Hirsch, Hugh Finn
  • Publication number: 20140302263
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a polyamide fiber from which a fabric appropriate for use in airbags is obtainable, and which exhibits weave-loosening prevention properties after weaving thereof, and excellent mechanical properties. This polyamide fiber is characterized by having; a total fiber density of 100-700 dtex; a tensile strength of 8.0-11.5 cN/dtex; a boiling-water shrinkage of 4.0-11.0%; a slack recovery rate (A) represented by formula (1) after a fixed-length heat treatment of 0-4.0%; and a tightening index (F) represented by formula (2) of 3.8 or higher. A=[(Ta?Tb)/Ta]×100 (1) (In formula (1), Ta represents the amount of slack immediately after heat treatment, and Tb represents the amount of slack at the time of stabilization after heat treatment.) F=A+0.35×B (2) (In formula (2), A represents the slack recovery rate after the fixed-length heat treatment, and B represents the boiling-water shrinkage rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Fumiaki Ise, Shingo Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20140272221
    Abstract: An inflatable membrane for use with a three-dimensional (3D) scanning system configured to measure signal intensity of a first and a second wavelength of light may include a matrix material, a pigment for opacity, and a fluorescent material that is transparent to the first and the second wavelengths of light. The first and second wavelengths of light may be ranges of wavelengths. The matrix material may include a silicone, and the pigment for opacity may include a carbon black. The 3D scanning system may be configured to scan anatomical cavities, such as the human ear canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LANTOS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alison M. Forsyth, Manas Menon, Stan Najmr, Federico Frigerio, Ben Frantzdale, Michael Rishton
  • Patent number: 8834977
    Abstract: A bag in box packaging comprising an outer carton having a plurality of sides, thereby defining a cavity, and an inner bag having a wall structure comprising a plurality of layers of a co-extrusion. The inner bag being formed from at least one film having a plurality of seals to define a fluid tight configuration, the inner bag co-extrusion having a plurality of layers with a tie layer having at least 0.5% maleic anhydride-grafted polyethylene. Films made through an orientation process for bag in box packaging is likewise disclosed, as are manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Karen Berger, Gail Becke
  • Patent number: 8829138
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for polymerizing olefins in which the amount of trimethylaluminum in a methylalumoxane solution is adjusted to be from 1 to 25 mol %, prior to use as an activator, where the mol % trimethylaluminum is determined by 1H NMR of the solution prior to combination with any support. This invention also relates to a process for polymerizing olefins in which the amount of an unknown species present in a methylalumoxane solution is adjusted to be from 0.10 to 0.65 integration units prior to use as an activator, where the amount of the unknown species is determined by the 1H NMR spectra of the solution performed prior to combination with any support. Preferably, the methylalumoxane solution is present in a catalyst system also comprising a metallocene transition metal compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Donna J. Crowther, David M. Fiscus
  • Publication number: 20140227466
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging article for use in form-fill-seal, flow wrap and lidding. In particular, the invention concerns such an article sealed with a biodegradable film having a peel sealable coating thereon, and coated filmic lids for sealing polylactic acid (PLA) trays and specifically PLA trays used for packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Florian CHAPALAIN
  • Publication number: 20140178615
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention includes ribbed woven materials, methods for increasing the abrasion resistance of a material, methods for providing an indication of wear, ropes configured to provide one or more alerts as a total breaking weight of a rope is approached, woven rope cover systems for rope-like materials, woven rope structures having ribs, and nonwoven ropes comprising strands including nonwoven strands of material that are configured in a rope construction and further comprising one or more woven rope cords displaced within the nonwoven rope construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: David Andrew Broadway, Jack R. Miller, Sr., Cecil Curtiss Burdette, III
  • Patent number: 8747974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester resin composition comprising: (A) a polyester resin containing 5% by mole or more and not more than 86% by mole of a succinic acid unit in the whole of an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid unit; (B) a polyester resin containing 5% by mole or more and not more than 95% by mole of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid unit in all of dicarboxylic acid units; and (C) a polyester resin containing an aliphatic oxycarboxylic acid, wherein the polyester resin composition contains from 10 to 89% by weight of the resin (A) and from 11 to 90% by weight of the resin (B) relative to a total sum of the resins (A) and (B) and contains from 1 to 40% by weight of the resin (C) relative to a total sum of the resins (A), (B) and (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakano, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Masanobu Miwa, Atsushi Kusuno
  • Patent number: 8728594
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable white polyester film is provided which has extremely satisfactory cuttability along a perforation and has light-shielding properties. Also provided are: a label; and a process for producing the film with high productivity. The heat-shrinkable white polyester film comprises a polyester resin constituted of ethylene terephthalate as a main constituent component and containing at least 13 mol % one or more monomer ingredients capable of serving as an amorphous component among all components of the polyester resin. This film has specific heat shrinkability, specific light-shielding properties, and specific mechanical properties. The process is excellent in the productivity of the film. The label is obtained from the heat-shrinkable white polyester film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Haruta, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Yukinobu Mukoyama, Katsuhiko Nose
  • Publication number: 20140134363
    Abstract: Disclosed is a biodegradable polyester mixture comprising 45 to 95 wt %, based on the total weight of polyester I and II, of a polyester I constructed from an aliphatic C9-C18 dicarboxylic acid or a C9-C18 dicarboxylic acid derivative; terephthalic acid or a terephthalic acid derivative; a C3-C6 diol; an at least trihydric alcohol; and a chain extender. The biodegradable polyester mixture further comprises 5 to 55 wt %, based on the total weight of polyester I and II, of a polyester II constructed from an aliphatic C4-C6 dicarboxylic acid or a C4-C6 dicarboxylic acid derivative; terephthalic acid or a terephthalic acid derivative; a C3-C6 diol; an at least trihydric alcohol; and a chain extender. The biodegradable polyester mixture further comprises 10 to 25 wt %, based on the total weight, of calcium carbonate; and 3 to 15 wt %, based on the total weight, of talc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Xin Yang, Jörg Auffermann, Carsten Sinkel, Jerome Lohmann, Robert Loos, Gabriel Skupin, Andreas Künkel, Lars Börger
  • Patent number: 8722161
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat shrinkable polyester film formed from a polyester resin that is mainly composed of ethylene terephthalate and contains 3-12% by mole (inclusive) of one or more monomer components, which can be amorphous components, relative to all the polyester resin components, in which the heat shrinkable polyester film has a main shrinkage direction which is the width direction. The heat shrinkable polyester film is characterized in that the shrinkage in 80° C. glycerin, the shrinkage in 130° C. glycerin and the tensile breaking strength in the longitudinal direction are controlled within specific ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Haruta, Yukinobu Mukoyama, Katsuya Ito
  • Publication number: 20140127431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition that can be used to manufacture an impermeable, sealing, tight envelope, to a process for manufacturing an impermeable envelope, and to a tank. The composition of the invention comprises in % by weight relative to the total weight of the composition: from 70 to 90% of a monomer (I); from 0.1 to 1% of an activator (II), in which R is chosen from the group comprising CnH2n+2, n being an integer chosen from 1 to 10; —OH; —OCnH2n+2, n being an integer chosen from 1 to 10; and —NHR? where R? is either CnH2n+2, n being an integer chosen from 1 to 10, or an amine functional group; from 2 to 6% of a catalyst (III), in which X is chosen from the group comprising MgBr, MgI, Li and Na; and from 10 to 20% of an additive (IV), with: This composition can be used, for example, to manufacture elements that are impermeable to fluids, for example impermeable envelopes, for example that can be used in the manufacture of type IV tanks or hydraulic accumulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Philippe MAZABRAUD, Elodie CHAUVOT, Laurent DELNAUD, Katia BARRAL
  • Publication number: 20140127432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition that can be used to manufacture an impermeable, sealing, tight envelope, to a process for manufacturing an impermeable envelope, and to a tank. The composition of the invention comprises in % by weight relative to the total weight of the composition: from 70 to 90% of a monomer (I); from 0.1 to 1% of an activator (II), in which R is chosen from the group comprising CnH2n+2, n being an integer chosen from 1 to 10; —OH; —OCn H2n+2, n being an integer chosen from 1 to 10; and —NHR? where R? is either CnH2n+2, n being an integer chosen from 1 to 10, or an amine functional group; from 2 to 6% of a catalyst (III), in which X is chosen from the group comprising MgBr, MgI, Li and Na; and from 10 to 20% of an additive (IV), with: This composition can be used, for example, to manufacture elements that are impermeable to fluids, for example impermeable envelopes, for example that can be used in the manufacture of type IV tanks or hydraulic accumulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Philippe MAZABRAUD, Elodie CHAUVOT, Laurent DELNAUD, Katia BARRAL
  • Patent number: 8703283
    Abstract: The invention relates to selected polymer blends which can be used for production of films or sheets having reduced defects, and also to a process for preparation of the polymer blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Topas Advanced Polymers GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfram Goerlitz, Anne-Meike Schauwienold
  • Publication number: 20140106098
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an airbag module ensuring that when an airbag fabricated using a fabric composed of a polyamide yarn excellent in heat resistance is deployed by an inflator gas, the deployment occurs without loss of the gas and an excessive amount of generated gas is not necessary, as a result, the inflator is reduced in weight, and the airbag module of the present invention comprises an airbag fabric composed of a polyamide yarn, wherein the air permeability of the fabric under a pressure of 200 kPa is from 10 to 200 cc/cm2/sec and in the thermal stress of the constituent yarn as measured under the conditions of an initial load of 0.02 cN/dtex, a yarn length of 25 cm and a temperature rise rate of 80° C./min, the summed thermal stress of the total of the warp yarn and the weft yarn at 230° C. is from 0.33 to 1.20 cN/dtex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventor: Fumiaki ISE
  • Publication number: 20140106097
    Abstract: Process to produce improved biodegradable plastic films, comprising producing a biodegradable plastic film by bubble blowing, then subjecting it to monoaxial or biaxial cold stretching with a stretch ratio in the range from 1:1 to 1:4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Novamont S.p.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Gianfranco Del Tredici, Italo Guanella
  • Publication number: 20140087106
    Abstract: A thermoplastic, biodegradable polymer blend showing high surface energy and good adhesion without the need for pre-treatment consists of starch in the range 10% to 60% by weight of the polymer blend, one or more further carrier polymers in the range 40% to 90% by weight of the polymer blend and one or more process aids in the range 0% to 0.5% by weight of the polymer blend. The polymer blends typically have a surface energy after processing of at least 40 mN/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Biome Bioplastics Limited
    Inventors: Paul William Law, Tony Longdon, Daniel Arnillas Perez, Maria Begona Gomis Gomis
  • Patent number: 8679603
    Abstract: An article that is made of a film a film having a narrow angle scattering (NAS) of greater than 40, a drop dart impact of greater than 100 grams, and a blocking of less than 40 g/16 in2. In particular, the film in made of a blend of: (a) a LDPE, (b) a LLDPE produced with a single-site catalyst; and (c) one or more anti-block additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Harilaos Mavridis, Thomas J. Schwab
  • Publication number: 20140072738
    Abstract: A covering for enhancing, modifying, or altering sporting equipment that includes elastic and/or non-elastic material that defines a shape having an outer surface, an inner surface, and at least one opening that opens to a chamber or passage. The chamber or passage is configured to receive the sporting equipment through the at least one opening. The covering is releasably secured to the sporting equipment to function as, among other things, an identifier, protector, equipment performance enhancer, equipment performance reducer, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Throw Glow, LLC
    Inventor: Chris J. Pike
  • Patent number: 8658264
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include insulation used to insulate elongated members, such a pipe or duct, as examples. The insulation can address a number of features, including but not limited to expansion and compression of insulation material, expansion and compression of the elongated member insulated, and the ability to adapt the insulation for elongated member of different sizes and lengths. In one embodiment, the insulation is comprised of at least one plank comprised of a flexible polymeric foam configured to be wrapped around an elongated member. In order for the insulation to self-adjust to compensate for thermal expansion and contraction of the foam material, the plank is comprised of a plurality of flexible polymeric foam profiles. At least one flexible polymeric foam spacer may also be provided that self-adjusts to compensate for thermal expansion and contraction of the elongated member to prevent or reduce gaps in insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nomaco Inc.
    Inventors: Bangshu Cao, Edouard Lauer, Scott Edwards
  • Patent number: 8647728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a polyester, a copolyester ether, and an oxidation catalyst, wherein the copolyester ether comprises a zinc compound and at least one polyether segment selected from the group consisting of poly(tetramethylene ether) and poly(tetramethylene-co-alkylene ether). The present invention further relates to articles made from the composition and methods to make the composition and the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: iNVISTA North America S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Joseph Drbohlav, III, Zhongzhe Yuan
  • 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: 20140005624
    Abstract: A film is provided including from about 10 wt. % to about 90 wt. % of at least one polyalkylene carbonate and from about 10 wt. % to about 90 wt. % of at least one polyolefin. The film can be utilized as a packaging film, or as in the construction of an absorbent article (e.g., as the outer cover/backsheet of the article). The film can be a multi-layered film including a core layer that constitutes from about 20% to about 90% of the thickness of the film and an outer layer positioned adjacent to the core layer, with the core layer including from about 10 wt. % to about 90 wt. % of at least one polyalkylene carbonate and from about 10 wt. % to about 90 wt. % of at least one polyolefin. The outer layer can contain about 50 wt. % or more of at least one polyolefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: James Hongxue Wang, Gregory James Wideman