Polymer Or Resin Containing (i.e., Natural Or Synthetic) Patents (Class 428/35.7)
  • Patent number: 11123900
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method may comprise heating a composite material into a viscous form, wherein the composite material comprises a thermoplastic and a plurality of reinforcement fibers, wherein the plurality of reinforcement fibers is randomly arranged within the thermoplastic. The method may further comprise extruding a plurality of strands of the composite material, wherein extruding the plurality of strands causes the plurality of reinforcement fibers within each strand to align. The method may further comprise arranging the plurality of strands of the composite material to form a mold tool, wherein the mold tool is configured to mold a composite structure at a heated temperature, and wherein the mold tool comprises an anisotropic thermal expansion property, wherein the anisotropic thermal expansion property is based on an orientation of the plurality of reinforcement fibers within the mold tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Carlson
  • Patent number: 11110640
    Abstract: A method of forming a container, the method comprising the steps of: providing an injection moulded preform composed of a biaxially-orientable thermoplastic material, the preform being substantially planar and having a peripheral edge and a central portion; clamping at least a portion of the peripheral edge of the preform in a frame; heating the preform; stretch blow moulding the heated preform, clamped with the frame, within a mould cavity defined by a first female mould to form an intermediate article having a bottom wall and an annular sidewall beneath an upper edge clamped within the frame, the stretch blow moulding step using a stretch rod to engage an inner side of at least the central portion of the preform and axially to stretch at least a part of the central portion of the preform prior to blowing a pressurized gas against the inner side which urges the opposite side of the preform radially outwardly against the mould; and shrinking the intermediate article, clamped with the frame, onto a second male
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Gr8 Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Peter Reginald Clarke
  • Patent number: 11104795
    Abstract: A composition comprises polyalkylene terephthalate and terpolymer of alkylene diol, isophthalic acid and terephthalic acid, and polyalkylene terephthalate reinforcing fiber. The composition may be used to form an article, alone or with other thermoplastic material, at lower processing temperature, with higher melt flowability. The article formed is characterized with lower warpage and improved mechanical properties. The article may be useful for automotive, electrical, household, construction, and industrial applications. A method of preparing such thermoplastic polyester is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Zhenguo Liu, Dai Watanabe, Hui Wang, Simon Kniesel
  • Patent number: 11078063
    Abstract: A device for the integrated production and filling of containers and a method for cleaning and/or disinfecting at least the mold of at least one molding and filling station of the device. During a cleaning and/or disinfecting operation of the device, at least the inside of the mold is cleaned and/or disinfected with at least one cleaning and/or disinfecting agent by at least one cleaning element. During the cleaning and/or disinfecting operation, the at least one mold is opened and closed at least once, preferably many times and/or the plunger is moved at least once, preferably many times, between its initial position and end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: KHS GmbH, KHS Corpoplast GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Drenguis, Dieter Klatt
  • Patent number: 11041091
    Abstract: A cable includes a sheath, and a coating film covering a circumference of the sheath, the coating film adhering to the sheath. The coating film is formed from a rubber composition including a rubber component and fine particles. A static friction coefficient on a surface of the coating film is 0.5 or less. When the coating film is subjected to a testing such that a long fiber non-woven fabric including cotton linters including an alcohol for disinfection with a length of 50 mm along a wiping direction is brought contiguous to the surface of the coating film at a shearing stress of 2×10?3 MPa to 4×10?3 MPa, followed by wiping off the surface of the coating film at a speed of 80 times/min to 120 times/min and 20,000 repetitions thereof for a wiping direction length of 150 mm, a difference (an absolute value of a difference) between the static friction coefficients of the coating film before and after the testing is not greater than 0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Seiichi Kashimura, Masamichi Kishi, Naoto Teraki, Takanobu Watanabe, Yuriko Kiyokane
  • Patent number: 11034236
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a fuel tank comprising at least two shells weldable together, each of said at least two shells is made of a polymer composition comprising at least 45% by weight of at least one aromatic polyamide and at least 10% by weight of at least one aliphatic polyamide relative to the total weight of the polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research
    Inventors: Laurent Duez, Pierre De Keyzer
  • Patent number: 11027533
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated body including a base material and a coating layer laminated on the base material, includes: applying a coating liquid containing cellulose nanofibers onto the base material composed of at least acid-resistant paper, thereby forming the coating layer. In addition, an average fiber diameter of the cellulose nanofibers is 2 nm or more and 2000 nm or less, a content of the cellulose nanofibers in the coating liquid is 10 mass % or more of solid contents of the coating liquid, and a coating amount of the coating layer is 0.2 g/m2 or more in dry mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Akiko Saiki, Kosuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11014280
    Abstract: A preform is disclosed for producing a plastic container. The production of the preform as well as a plastic container that is produced from the preform and its production are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Siegl
  • Patent number: 10994059
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to anti-fouling and/or anti-thrombotic medical devices, methods for reducing fouling and/or thrombosis associated with medical devices, and methods for coating substrates to reduce fouling and/or thrombosis. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide an anti-fouling and/or anti-thrombotic medical device comprising a metallic substrate comprising a hyperbranched polyglycerol coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TEKCYTE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Eli Moore, Nicolas Hans Voelcker, Claudine Sharon Bonder
  • Patent number: 10995211
    Abstract: An oxygen-absorbing resin composition containing an ethylene terephthalate type polyester resin and an organic oxygen absorber and, further, containing cobalt in an amount of 5 to 50 ppm and titanium in an amount of 1 to 15 ppm calculated as elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiki Sawa, Toshiki Yamada, Yukiko Hirayama, Kanna Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10991611
    Abstract: A wafer processing laminate comprising a support, a temporary adhesive material layer laminated on the support, and a wafer stacked on the temporary adhesive material layer, the wafer having a front surface on which a circuit is formed and a back surface to be processed, the temporary adhesive material layer comprising a first temporary adhesive layer composed of a thermoplastic resin layer (A) laminated on the front surface of the wafer and a second temporary adhesive layer composed of a thermosetting resin layer (B) laminated on the first temporary adhesive layer, the thermoplastic resin layer (A) being soluble in a cleaning liquid (D) after processing the wafer, the thermosetting resin layer (B) being insoluble in the cleaning liquid (D) after heat curing and capable of absorbing the cleaning liquid (D) such that the cleaning liquid (D) permeates into the layer (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Shohei Tagami, Michihiro Sugo, Hideto Kato
  • Patent number: 10985336
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an emissive layer between the first and second electrodes, where the emissive layer comprises quantum dots and oxygen scavenging nanoparticles. The oxygen scavenging nanoparticles comprise at least one of one or more iron based materials, and one or more organic polymer based materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Iain Hamilton, Edward Andrew Boardman, Enrico Angioni, Tim Michael Smeeton
  • Patent number: 10981616
    Abstract: A resin-made fuel tank includes: a resin-made fuel tank body provided by bonding an upper half body and a lower half body to each other; and a barrier sheet layer provided on an inner surface of the fuel tank body and provided for reducing permeation of fuel from the fuel tank body, wherein an edge of the barrier sheet layer is disposed in a vicinity of an upper bonding surface and a lower bonding surface where the upper half body and the lower half body are bonded to each other in a mating manner, the edge has a bent portion which bends toward an outside of the fuel tank body, and the bent portion is embedded in the fuel tank body at a position spaced apart from the upper bonding surface and the lower bonding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tabuchi, Tomoyuki Matsumura, Yuki Mizukura, Tasuku Yamaguchi, Ko Kurata, Hikaru Yokomura, Keigo Mine
  • Patent number: 10968004
    Abstract: A blow bottle includes an outer layer and an inner layer, wherein the inner layer has blackness higher than that of the outer layer, and wherein the outer layer has an L* value of 20 or more and 90 or less in an International Commission on Illumination (CIE) L*a*b* color system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kyosuke Nagaoka, Tetsuya Ohashi, Ryoji Inoue, Takashi Fukushima, Hironori Murakami, Takeho Miyashita, Yasuo Kotaki, Hitoshi Takada, Kenichi Kanno
  • Patent number: 10967615
    Abstract: A multilayer plastic film or sheet having a series of component layers and optional bonding layers tying said component layers together is provided. The multilayer film or sheet comprises a central barrier layer comprising first and second layers of polyvinylidene chloride polymer bonded together with a tie or bonding layer, an outer layer adjacent to an outer side of the first PVDC layer, and a sealant layer adjacent to an outer side of the second PVDC layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Macro Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Miroslav Planeta, Harinder Tamber
  • Patent number: 10961378
    Abstract: Ethylene-vinyl alcohol pellet(s), films, and multi-layer structure formed therefrom, as well as methods for preparing such ethylene-vinyl alcohol pellets are provided herein. The ethylene-vinyl alcohol pellets have at least two melting point temperatures and a light transmittance of greater than 8% for visible light wavelengths. The ethylene-vinyl alcohol pellet may have a haze value of less than 99.8%. One method for producing the EVOH pellet includes: obtaining a first solution comprising a first ethylene-vinyl acetate having a first ethylene content; obtaining a second solution comprising a second ethylene-vinyl acetate having a second ethylene content that is different from the first ethylene content; solution mixing; saponification; pelletizing the mixed solution to form a pellet; contacting the pellet to a boron solution; and drying the pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Wen Hsin Lin, Chih Chieh Liang, Chao Hsiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10953585
    Abstract: Provided is a melt-molding material which is produced using an EVOH resin and has improved feeding property. A pellet mixture comprising a first EVOH resin pellets (pellet 1) each having approximately circular or elliptical cross-section and having an ethylene unit content of 20 to 34 mol %, and a second EVOH resin pellets (pellet 2) each having ethylene unit content of 35 to 60 mol %, wherein the difference of ethylene unit content between the pellet 1 and the pellet 2 is from 10 to 30 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Shintaro Usui
  • Patent number: 10945918
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing primary packaging having an integrated septum characterised by: a) providing a septum, b) providing an injection-molding die having two die halves, c) positioning the septum in the injection-molding die, d) moving the two die halves of the injection-molding die to form a cavity corresponding to the shape of the primary packaging to be produced, e) injecting a material into the cavity via an injection opening, where the two die halves of the injection-molding die pretensioningly holding the septum, and a rim of the septum is overmolded by the material, f) cooling the injected material while maintaining a holding pressure, g) moving the two die halves of the injection-molding die such that the produced primary packaging means having the integrated septum can be removed from the injection-molding die, and h) removing the produced primary packaging having the integrated septum from the injection-molding die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH
    Inventor: Jessica Kreher
  • Patent number: 10940598
    Abstract: A method for assembling a razor handle is provided. The method includes installing a rod into a first shell of a body of a razor handle, installing an attachment end of a head onto a front end of the first shell, installing a clip member onto a rear end of the first shell, positioning a second shell adjacent to the first shell, compressing the first shell and the second shell together, and covering the first and second shell with a cover layer. The clip member includes retention features to facilitate coupling to the first and second shells. The cover layer can entirely surround the first and second shells, can be overmolded on both shells, and can be formed of thermoplastic elastomer with a durometer value of between about 15 and about 20. The thermoplastic elastomer is substantially translucent or less opaque than the first and second shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Hong Lu, Stephen Charles Witkus, Alexander Stephen Forti, Huibin Gong
  • Patent number: 10940685
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying a transfer material onto the surface of an article are disclosed, including apparatuses and methods of transfer printing on and/or decorating three-dimensional articles, as well as the articles printed and/or decorated thereby. In some cases, the apparatuses and methods involve providing a deposition device, such as a printing device; providing a transfer component; depositing a material onto a portion of the transfer component with the deposition device; modifying the portion of the transfer component with the transfer material thereon to conform the transfer component to at least a portion of the surface of the three-dimensional article; and transferring the transfer material onto the surface of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthew Richard Allen, Robert Paul Cassoni, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Paul Edmund Baker
  • Patent number: 10941329
    Abstract: Methods to prepare a well cementing slurry include coating particles comprising an expanding agent with a component selected from the group consisting of a phenolic resin, a silica, a calcination product of a polysiloxane oil, and a combination thereof; and combining the coated particles with mix water and hydraulic cement to form a cement slurry for cementing a well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas Droger, Mickael Allouche, Katia Dennis, Sylwia Komocki
  • Patent number: 10930414
    Abstract: An energy cable comprises at least one cable core comprising an electric conductor, a crosslinked electrically insulating layer, and particles of a zeolite system comprising at least a first zeolite and a second zeolite placed in the cable core. A method for extracting crosslinking by-products from a cross-linked electrically insulating layer of an energy cable core comprises manufacturing the energy cable core comprising particles of the above-said zeolite system, heating the energy cable core up to a temperature causing migration of the crosslinking by-products from the crosslinked electrically insulating layer, and placing a metal screen around the energy cable core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.p.A.
    Inventors: Rodolfo Sica, Alessandro Rolla
  • Patent number: 10927269
    Abstract: Adhesive compositions that can be applied to substrates using inkjet printheads and cured to a hardened, tack-free state and readily rendered tacky on application of heat and pressure to accurately transfer foil to the substrates including one or more free-radical curing monomers, an oligomer/resin composition component including one or more oligomers and one or more inert thermoplastic resins that are soluble in the monomers, and, where required, one or more free radical photoinitiators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Graunke, Xiang Liu, Rick Westrom
  • Patent number: 10914408
    Abstract: Provided is a method of determining whether a multilayer tubular structure (MLT) satisfies an extractables test by filling the multilayer tubular structure MLT with an alcohol-containing petrol of FAM B type to obtain a filled MLT and measuring the amount of extractable material. The MLT satisfies the extractables test when the residue of the filtrate is less than or equal to 6 g/m2 of the inner surface area of the MLT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Thibaut Montanari, Christelle Recoquille, Bertrand Verbauwhede, Nicolas Dufaure, Florent Dechamps
  • Patent number: 10913847
    Abstract: A copolyester having a low melting point and a high crystallinity includes a first recurring unit, a second recurring unit, and a third recurring unit, which are respectively represented by Formulas (I), (II), and (III) defined herein. A molar ratio of the first recurring unit to the second recurring unit ranges from 1:0.5 to 1:3, and a molar ratio of the first recurring unit to the third recurring unit ranges from 1:1.3 to 1:8. The copolyester may have a melting point lower than 220° C. and a lattice enthalpy greater than 12 J/g. A process for producing the copolyester and a fiber made from the copolyester are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Der-Ren Hwang, Cheng-Ting Wang, Lin-Chien Yu
  • Patent number: 10899900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic resin composition for laser direct structuring, containing: a polycarbonate resin; an inorganic compound comprising titanium dioxide and zinc sulfide; a fibrous inorganic filler; and an additive for laser direct structuring. Therefore, the present invention can provide: a thermoplastic resin composition for laser direct structuring, capable of implementing excellent whiteness while maintaining excellent impact resistance and rigidity; and a molded article comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoo Jin Jung, Ik Mo Kim, Jung Ki Kim, Jee Kwon Park, Sang Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 10894340
    Abstract: A preform can be made from two different materials that do not bond together by a bi-injection process, using the same mold. First an outer preform can be fashioned, then an inner preform molded through a center hole in the bottom of the outer preform, and the preforms connected. Inner/outer preform materials can be different, e.g., PET/polyolefin or polyamide, or same, e.g., PET/PET. To prevent mutual bonding during molding of the second, a non-stick coating can be sprayed on a surface portion of the first preform prior to molding the second. Manufacturing order can be either outer/inner, or inner/outer, and the non-stick coating sprayed on the inside/outside of the preform first molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Dispensing Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Johannes Joseph Maas, Petrus Lambertus Wilhelmus Hurkmans, Aaron S. Haleva
  • Patent number: 10889409
    Abstract: A package including a container body (1) containing a fluid content (3) with leaving a head space (7), wherein the container body (1) has an inner surface (1a) on which ruggedness is formed entirely, the inner surface (1a) with the ruggedness of the container body (1) is coated with a lubricating liquid (30) immiscible with the fluid content (3), and the lubricating liquid (30) is present as a coating layer interposed between the inner surface (1a) and the fluid content (3), and the lubricating liquid (30) for forming the coating layer forms a liquid pool (31) at a periphery of an upper end face of the fluid content (3) contained in the container body (1) in a state of being held upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Yosuke Akutsu, Kota Okamoto, Shinya Seito, Keisuke Nyuu, Tomoyuki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10881582
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are directed to an individual dose pack. The individual dose pack may comprise a single serving pod and an overwrap surrounding the entirety of the single serving pod and sealing the single serving pod therein, wherein the overwrap is child-resistant and creates an impermeable barrier being resistant to the passage of liquids and gases. The single serving pod may include a cup, at least one pharmaceutical active ingredient provided in the cup, and a lid affixed to the cup. The overwrap is a multi-layer structure including a first layer being a biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate layer, a second layer being a polyethylene layer, a third layer being an aluminum foil layer, and fourth layer being an ionomer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC
    Inventors: Sriman Banerjee, Kathryn Cramer, Gautam Debnath
  • Patent number: 10879685
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to an IP 65 rated enclosure. Cable sealing components in accordance with the present disclosure provide labyrinthine sealing channels around cables of different diameters entering IP 65 rated and other enclosures. In some aspects, the cable sealing components of the present disclosure include a pair of elastomeric sealing blocks having sets of ribs and grooves that intermesh with each other to form sealing cable channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventor: Bart Mattie Claessens
  • Patent number: 10874742
    Abstract: The present application relates to silk fibroin-based materials, methods for making and using the same. Provided materials exhibit shape memory characteristics while showing comparable or better volumetric swelling, biocompatibility and/or degradability when compared to current memory polymers derived from either natural or synthetic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Tufts University
    Inventors: David L. Kaplan, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Joseph E. Brown, Rodrigo R. Jose
  • Patent number: 10871733
    Abstract: A belt includes a first layer defining an outer peripheral surface of the belt and a second layer arranged adjacent to the first layer. The first and second layers include a polyimide-based resin. The first layer includes carbon black particles. A part of the carbon black particles which are exposed at the outer peripheral surface of the belt have a size of 5 nm or more and 150 nm or less. The area fraction of the part of the carbon black particles which are exposed at the outer peripheral surface of the belt to the outer peripheral surface of the belt is 2% or more and 35% or less. The belt includes 80 or more conducting points per square micrometer and has a volume resistivity of 10 log ?·cm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Futoshi Takei, Shigeru Fukuda, Satoya Sugiura, Masato Furukawa, Hiroaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10864099
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for manufacturing an individualized immobilization element for the non-invasive immobilization and/or mobilization of at least a segment of a body part of a patient in a predetermined position relative to a reference and/or in a pre-certain configuration. The method comprises the steps of (i) providing a data set that comprises a three-dimensional image of an outer contour of at least a part of the segment of the body part to be immobilized and/or mobilized and (ii) the manufacture of at least a part of the immobilization element by rapid manufacturing of a shape on the basis of said data set using a polymeric material containing a thermoplastic polymer having a melting point less than or equal to 100° C., wherein the polymer material contains a nucleating agent for enhancing the of the crystallization of the thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Cuypers, Bogdan Bogdanov, Simon De Gruytere
  • Patent number: 10857753
    Abstract: A method for improving the heat sealability of a packaging material and a method for manufacturing a heat-sealed container or package are described. The material can be polymer-coated packaging paper or cardboard, or a polymeric packaging film. The material includes a polymer layer that contains polyester, particularly polylactide, the heat sealability of which is improved by ultraviolet radiation. Polylactide is useful as such or when blended, for example, with other biodegradable polyester. The containers and packages thus manufactured include disposable drinking cups and cardboard carton and box packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Tapani Penttinen, Kimmo Nevalainen, Jurkka Kuusipalo, Tapio Koskinen, Sami Kotkamo
  • Patent number: 10858504
    Abstract: A composite comprising a polyethylene and within a range from 1 wt % to 25 wt % of at least one cyclic-olefin copolymer by weight of the composition, where the polyethylene may have a density of at least 0.90 g/cm3, and where the cyclic-olefin copolymer has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 30° C. Disclosed also is the feature of orienting the composite to form an oriented article, wherein the article comprises rods having an average length of at least 1 ?m, and at least 5 nm in average diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Alexander I. Norman, Andy H. Tsou, Kimari T. M. Slaughter, Bethany M. Welke, Dinara R. Sunagatullina
  • Patent number: 10850458
    Abstract: A container insert is disclosed for use with a closed loop dispensing system. The container insert is press-fitted into the throat of a liquid container. The container insert is comprised of a plastic substrate portion and an over-molded portion. This invention is directed to the method of simultaneously molding the plastic substrate portion and the over-molded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Rodney Laible
  • Patent number: 10844183
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are water-soluble films including a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) resin blend and optionally one or more additional components such as plasticizers, fillers, surfactants, and other additives. Also disclosed herein are articles including the water-soluble film and containing a composition such as a household care composition. The PVOH resin blend includes a PVOH copolymer including one or more types of anionic monomer units such as a PVOH terpolymer and a PVOH polymer such as a partially or completely hydrolyzed PVOH homopolymer. When the PVOH copolymer and PVOH polymer are blended in particular proportions and/or selected with regard to various criteria related to the 4% solution viscosity of one or both of the PVOH polymer(s) and PVOH copolymer(s), the resulting water-soluble film formed from the PVOH resin blend exhibits substantially improved aqueous dissolution properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Friedrich, David M. Lee, Thomas J. Yogan, Regine Labeque
  • Patent number: 10828814
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing plastic preforms (10) by injection moulding, consisting of sub-preforms (11, 12) injected at the same time, wherein (?1) the injection mould (3) containing the injected composite preform (10) and secondary sub-preform (12) is 1 st closed, and a gripper (4) provided with a set of receiving members (16) is set in a standby position (A) aside from the mould (3); in a 2nd step (?2) the mould (3) is opened, wherein each primary core (33) bears an injected composite preform (10), and the secondary core (33?) a secondary inner preform (12); the gripper (4) is then driven (?3) in motion between the standby position (A) and a take-over position (B), wherein the injected preforms (10, 12) are cooled and taken over from the core side (31) by the gripper (4) by means of suction means (6); wherein the gripper (4) is further moved (?4) into a further operating position (C), in which it places the received secondary inner preforms (12) onto the respective primary cores (33) and continues to hold sai
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Resilux NV
    Inventors: Dirk De Cuyper, William Dierickx
  • Patent number: 10821033
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising an organic polymer and a mica containing effect pigment, e.g., a pearlescent pigment comprising mica, well suited for producing molded articles, in particular, for molding articles comprising thin sections and or delicate features, such as a hollow interior defined by a thin wall or structural features susceptible to tear or other damage and the like, is provided as are a method for preparing molded articles comprising the polymer composition and articles comprising the polymer composition, including, for example, an article used to deliver a medical or personal care component such as a tampon applicator, and a method for preparing molded articles comprising the polymer composition. Optionally, articles of the present disclosure have a varying translucency or opacity about a dimension of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Bond, Patrick Gorton
  • Patent number: 10815377
    Abstract: Provided is a resin molding that uses a resin composition capable of achieving high platability, while being imparted flame retardant by the halogen-containing flame retarder, a method for manufacturing a plated resin molding, and a method for manufacturing an antenna-equipped portable electronic device part. The resin composition comprises 100 parts by weight of a thermoplastic resin; 5 to 100 parts by weight of a halogen-containing flame retarder; and, 1 to 30 parts by weight of a laser direct structuring additive, wherein the laser direct structuring additive contains antimony, and; a content of an antimony-containing flame retarder auxiliary is 0.5 parts by weight or less per 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ryusuke Yamada, Takahiro Takano
  • Patent number: 10807276
    Abstract: An injection moulded thermoplastic preform for blow moulding to form a container, the preform comprising a lower closed base portion, a hollow body portion, a hollow transition portion between the lower closed base portion and the hollow body portion, and an upper open end portion adjacent to an upper part of the hollow body portion, wherein the closed base portion comprises a central portion which extends over at least 50% of an internal radius of a lower end of the hollow body portion and is either substantially flat or has a shallow concave or convex internal curvature, and the transition portion comprises an upwardly and radially outwardly tapering portion extending away from the central portion to connect to the hollow body portion, the tapering portion being inclined at an angle of from 1 to 20 degrees to a longitudinal axis of the preform and the tapering portion increasing in thickness from the central portion to the hollow body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GR8 Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Peter Reginald Clarke
  • Patent number: 10800917
    Abstract: A composition having at least one thermoplastic resin and an anhydride functionalized oligomer grafted to the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Maria D. Ellul
  • Patent number: 10799688
    Abstract: A method may include accessing an artery in communication with an ophthalmic artery of a subject, and advancing a microcatheter along the accessed artery so as to align a distal end of the microcatheter with an ostium of the ophthalmic artery, wherein the microcatheter includes a lumen having a guidewire positioned therein. In addition, the method includes proximally withdrawing the guidewire relative to the microcatheter so as to enable a distal portion of the microcatheter to assume a curved relaxed configuration, and cannulating the ostium with the distal portion of the microcatheter when the distal portion is in the curved relaxed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: J.D. Franco & Co., LLC
    Inventors: Michael Calhoun, Stephen Michael, Zachary Tegels
  • Patent number: 10800864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing ethylene copolymers in a multistage process comprising at least one slurry phase polymerization stage and at least one gas phase polymerization stage in the presence of Ziegler Natta catalyst comprising a solid catalyst component, a cocatalyst of a compound of group 13 metal and an external additive selected from alkoxysilanes of formula (I) R1nSi(OR2)4-n, (I) where n is an integer 0 to 3, each R1 are equal or different and are selected among H, halogen, alkyl groups of 1 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, alkenyl groups of 2 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and aryl groups of 6 to 12 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, or the R?groups can form with the Si atom they are linked to a ring of 3 to 8 ring atoms, provided that all R1 are not hydrogen, R2 are equal or different and are selected among alkyl groups of 1 to 6 carbon atoms optionally subs
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Victor Sumerin, Joseph Thorman, Jani Aho, Markku Vahteri, Ravindra Tupe, Jarmo Kela
  • Patent number: 10799869
    Abstract: A fluid transport apparatus defining an aseptic pathway configured to direct fluids therethrough is provided. The fluid transport apparatus may include a conduit extending between a first terminus and a second terminus. The conduit may include platinum catalyzed silicone rubber having methyl and phenyl side groups. The conduit may have a storage modulus of 108 or less Pascals at ?75 degrees Celsius. At least one fitting may be connected to the first terminus. A fluid storage accessory may be engaged with the second terminus. A related flexible conduit, method of manufacturing a flexible conduit, and storage method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim North America Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Zumbrum
  • Patent number: 10773491
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminate (10A) having a first gas barrier layer (11) formed of a gas barrier transparent resin film and a second gas barrier layer (12) formed of a metal foil, in which at least one adhesive layer (X) (21) formed of an adhesive (x) including a polyepoxy resin as a main ingredient and a polyamine resin as a curing agent is provided between the first gas barrier layer (11) and the second gas barrier layer (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HOSOKAWA YOKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Syota Sato, Hiroyuki Arai, Tomoya Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10774215
    Abstract: A polymer composition that contains a polyaryletherketone and a liquid crystalline polymer that includes repeating units derived from naphthenic hydroxycarboxylic acids, naphthenic dicarboxylic acids, or a combination thereof in an amount of about 15 mol. % or less of the polymer is provided. The composition optionally contains reinforcing fibers in an amount of no more than about 10 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Syed Mazahir, Kamlesh P. Nair, Suresh Subromonian, Joseph J. Grenci, Ke Feng, Xinyu Zhao, David A. McIlroy, Kaushik Chakrabarty
  • Patent number: 10751969
    Abstract: An internal tube for tanks, particularly fuel tanks of automobiles, wherein the tube has a fluid channel and a tube wall that encloses the fluid channel, wherein the tube wall has a multilayer design and is composed of at least three layers, with one inner layer based on at least one polyolefin being provided, with at least one central layer based on at least one polyamide being present, and with one outer layer based on at least one polyolefin being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Werner Zimmer, Frank Fahrenholz, Matthias Baumann
  • Patent number: 10752729
    Abstract: A coating film formed by curing of an epoxy resin composition containing at least an epoxy resin, an epoxy resin curing agent and a solvent, wherein the coating film contains the solvent in a ratio of 1% by mass or more and 20% by mass or less, and the epoxy resin curing agent is a reaction product of the following (A) and (B). (A) At least one selected from the group consisting of metaxylylenediamine and paraxylylenediamine. (B) At least one selected from the group consisting of an unsaturated carboxylic acid represented by the following formula (1) and a derivative thereof: wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aralkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, or an aryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki Kouno, Saeko Sato, Tomotaka Wada, Yuiga Asai
  • Patent number: 10698347
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic belt having excellent creep resistance and digital reproducibility. The electrophotographic belt is composed of a biaxially stretched cylindrical film, and the film includes a matrix including a thermoplastic resin and an electroconductive domain including an ionic electroconductive agent, and when a surface resistivity of the film in a circumferential direction is defined as A, and a surface resistivity of the film in a direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction is defined as B, A?B is satisfied, and a tensile modulus of elasticity of the film in the circumferential direction is 1.0 GPa or more and 3.0 GPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Kouichi Uchida