Polymer Or Resin Containing (i.e., Natural Or Synthetic) Patents (Class 428/35.7)
  • Patent number: 10407219
    Abstract: Provided is a method for making barrier tube shoulders. The method includes forming a parison from a multi-layer laminated structure having an inner layer that faces an interior of the parison, an outer layer comprising an exterior surface of the parison, and an interdisposed layer between the inner layer and the outer layer, wherein the interdisposed layer is a flavor barrier layer. The method also includes providing an extrusion blow molding (EBM) mold comprising at least one cavity shaped as a barrier tube shoulder, positioning the parison in the EBM mold, and blow molding the parison such that the parison substantially conforms to the EBM mold to form a barrier tube shoulder having the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Christopher J. Miller, Scott Beckerman, Sunil Shah
  • Patent number: 10385166
    Abstract: The polyamide resin of the present invention is a polymer of a monomer mixture including a dicarboxylic acid and an amine-based compound, wherein the amine-based compound comprises diamine and triamine and a branching rate measured using 1H-NMR is approximately 1% to approximately 8%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: So Young Kwon, Joon Sung Kim, Jin Kyu Kim, Sang Kyun Im, Il Kyoung Kwon, Ki Chul Son, Young Sub Jin, Sung Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 10376671
    Abstract: A medical tube having improved lubricity is disclosed. The medical tube is produced by extruding a polymer material blended with a lubricity enhancing additive through a resilient die. The polymer material can be medical-grade high-density polyethylene, and the lubricity enhancing additive can be a silicone-based or alloy-based material. The medical tube can include one or more internal elongated protuberances so as to reduce the internal surface area of the medical tube available to generate friction on a guide wire inserted or withdrawn through the medical tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Contech Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Byrnes, Christopher M. Byrnes, Frank E. Barrett
  • Patent number: 10377112
    Abstract: Membranes and methods for producing them are disclosed. The membranes comprise a core layer comprising a composite of alternating thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and barrier microlayers, and they comprise at least one cap layer that is bonded to the core layer or a structural layer. In some embodiments, at least the cap layer comprises a polydiene polyol-based TPU. The membrane may further comprise a rubber layer bonded to the cap layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Yihua Chang, Richard L. Watkins
  • Patent number: 10370151
    Abstract: Food or beverage containers coated with polyester coating compositions containing capped polyesters are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Max Molleo, Kareem Kaleem, Carl Seneker, Youssef Moussa, Edward Dean
  • Patent number: 10363400
    Abstract: A tube-in-tube assembled parison for preparation of an elongated medical device. The parison if formed by assembling in tube-in-tube fashion a first tube of orientable polymer material and a second tube formed of orientable polymer material disposed around the first tube, with an adhesive tie layer disposed between the first and second tubes. The tubes are brought into contact to form a unitary parison. The adhesive may allow movement between the polymer layers during balloon blowing. The first tube, or the second tube, or both, may have been longitudinally pre-stretched after formation thereof but before assembly of the parison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Nao Lee, Ying Xiong, Joe Khammoungkhoune, John J. Chen
  • Patent number: 10364310
    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 10 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 R1 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
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Victor Sumerin, Joseph Thorman, Jani Aho, Markku Vahteri, Ravindra Tupe, Jarmo Kela
  • Patent number: 10328891
    Abstract: A method of forming an airbag cushion (10, 10A) has the steps of providing placing the cushion in a vacuum bag (20) and evacuating the air shrinking the airbag cushion (10, 10A) to a compacted size; conforming the airbag cushion to a predetermined shape; placing the airbag cushion (10, 10A) in a high temperature environment between +50° C. to +140° for a predetermined time to thermally set the fabric material (120) to maintain the compacted airbag cushion (10, 10A) to the predetermined shape; and releasing the vacuum and removing the thermally set airbag cushion (10, 10A) from the vacuum bag (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthias Volkmann, Martin Pieruch
  • Patent number: 10316139
    Abstract: Disclosed are aliphatic-aromatic biodegradable polyesters obtained from aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, polyfunctional aromatic acids of renewable origin and particularly 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid, and diols. Also disclosed are blends of the polyesters with other biodegradable polymers of either natural or synthetic origin. The polyesters have properties and viscosity values that make them suitable, after adjusting their molecular weight, for use in numerous practical applications such as films, injection molded products, extrusion coatings, fibers, foams, thermoformed products, extruded profiles and sheets, extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, rotomolding, stretch blow molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NOVAMONT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Giampietro Borsotti, Luigi Capuzzi, Roberto Vallero
  • Patent number: 10308829
    Abstract: Crosslinkable polymeric compositions comprising a polyolefin having hydrolyzable silane groups, an organic peroxide, and optionally a silanol condensation catalyst. Such crosslinkable polymeric compositions are crosslinkable via a combination of peroxide crosslinking and moisture curing. Such crosslinkable polymeric compositions can be employed in the production of various articles of manufacture, such as coated conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Bharat I. Chaudhary
  • Patent number: 10308741
    Abstract: Mono- and multi-layer films comprising a polyethylene composition which comprises the reaction product of ethylene and optionally one or more alpha olefin comonomers in the presence of a catalyst composition comprising a multi-metallic procatalyst via a solution polymerization process in at least one reactor; wherein said polyethylene composition is characterized by one or more of the following properties: a melt index, I2, measured according to ASTM D 1238 (2.16 kg@190° C.), from 0.1 to 5 g/10 min; density, measured according to ASTM D-792, from 0.910 to 0.935 g/cc; melt flow ratio, I10/I2, wherein I10 is measured according to ASTM D1238 (10 kg@190° C.), from 6 to 7.4; and molecular weight distribution, (Mw/Mn) from 2.5 to 3.5 are provided. Also provided are articles made from the mono- and/or multi-layer films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Mehmet Demirors, Teresa P. Karjala, Nilesh R. Savargaonkar, Rajen M. Patel, Sylvie Desjardins
  • Patent number: 10308727
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a simple measure which can suppress freshness deterioration of a myoglobin-containing food. The present invention relates to a myoglobin-containing food freshness deterioration suppressing material for suppressing freshness deterioration of a myoglobin-containing food, comprising: a substrate comprising a polymer; and an antioxidant with which at least a part of the surface of the substrate is covered, and/or an antioxidant supported in a layer forming at least a part of the surface of the substrate; wherein 0.01 g/m2 or more and 20 g/m2 or less of the antioxidant is included relative to the area of the part in which the antioxidant is present, of the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Naoki Michihata, Shinji Ishida, Takenori Terada, Atsushi Takahara, Masahiko Ariji
  • Patent number: 10300648
    Abstract: The production method for a polyolefin-based structure of the present invention produces a polyolefin-based structure from a mixed source material containing a polyolefin (A), an acid-modified polyolefin (B) and a gas barrier resin (C) using a molding machine 10, under the condition mentioned below. The molding machine 10 is equipped with a single-screw extruder 11, a die head 12, and an adaptor 13 for feeding the mixed source material from the single-screw extruder 11 to the die head 12. Am+10° C.?T1?Cm?10° C. (1), Cm?30° C.?T2?Cm+30° C. (2), Cm?10° C.?T3?Cm+50° C. (3), Cm?30° C.?T4?Cm+30° C. (4). T1 is a cylinder temperature in a section corresponding to a supply zone 21A and a compression zone 21B, T2 is a cylinder temperature in a section corresponding to a metering zone 21C, T3 is a temperature of an adaptor 13, T4 is a temperature of a die head, Am is the melting point of the component (A), and Cm is the melting point of the component (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kentaro Ishii, Tomonori Kato, Jun Mitadera, Kenji Kouno
  • Patent number: 10294388
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymer, which is preferably a polyether polymer. The polymer may be uses in coating compositions. Containers and other articles comprising the polymer and methods of making such containers and other articles are also provided. The invention further provides compositions including the polymer (e.g., powder coatings), which have utility in a variety of coating end uses, including, for example, valve and pipe coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Niederst, Richard H. Evans, Robert M. O'Brien, Kevin Romagnoli, Mark S. Von Maier
  • Patent number: 10293575
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to processes for producing ultrasonic sealable film structures and flexible containers with ultrasonic seals. The film structure includes a first multilayer film and a second multilayer film. Each multilayer film includes a backing layer and a seal layer. Each seal layer includes an ultrasonic sealable olefin-based polymer (USOP) having the following properties: (a) a heat of melting, ?Hm, less than 130 J/g, (b) a peak melting temperature, Tm, less than 125° C., (c) a storage modulus in shear (G?) from 50 MPa to 500 MPa, and (d) a loss modulus in shear (G?) greater than 10 MPa. The multilayer films are arranged such that the seal layer of the first multilayer film is in contact with the seal layer of the second multilayer film. The seal layers form an ultrasonic seal having a seal strength from 30 N/15 mm to 80 N/15 mm when ultrasonically sealed at 4 N/mm seal force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Selim Bensason, Jozef J. Van Dun, Gagan Saini
  • Patent number: 10287395
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a polyamide resin, according to the present invention, comprises the steps of: obtaining a low-order condensate in a solid state through polycondensation of dicarboxylic acid and diamine in the presence of a compound having a wt % of approximately 0.01 to 0.5 with respect to the total amount of the dicarboxylic acid and the diamine; and solid-state polymerizing the low-order condensate, wherein the dicarboxylic acid contains, with respect to the total amount of the dicarboxylic acid, approximately 70 mol % of aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having 9 to 12 carbon atoms, wherein the diamine contains, with respect to the total amount of the diamine, approximately 50 mol % of diamine represented by previously indicated chemical formula 1, wherein the range of the maximum temperature of the polycondensation reaction is approximately 200 to 230° C., and the maximum reaction temperature of the solid-state polymerization is approximately 170 to 230° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomichi Kanda, Tomoaki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10273054
    Abstract: A color-changing container with two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional pattern is disclosed, which comprises a container body and at least one two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional pattern film. The material for making the container body is mixed with a thermochromic powder, a photochromic powder or the combination of thereof, making the color of the container body change along with the temperature change of the content or the brightness change in the environment. The two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional pattern film comprises a grating layer set on one surface of a transparent layer, and a pattern area printed partially on the other surface of the transparent layer and coated by a glue layer. Therefore, after the two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional pattern film is combined to the container body, the container body is not only has the effect of color change, but also has the different pattern changes in different angle or layer of the two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sky 2000 Int'l Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kun-Che Li, Jung-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 10266715
    Abstract: A liquid composition, including a solvent, for printing with a binary deflected continuous jet printing technique, wherein upon printing the liquid composition form drops that are each: not charged by an electric field, have a zero electric charge, form a dipole under the effect of an electric field, and are then deflected by the electric field. The liquid composition has all the following characteristics: a conductivity at 20° C. from 5 to 500 ?S/cm, still preferably a conductivity at 20° C. from 5 to 500 ?S/cm, the value of 500 ?S/cm being excluded, better a conductivity at 20° C. from 5 to 400 ?S/cm, still better a conductivity at 20° C. from 30 to 400 ?S/cm, for example from 30 to 200 ?S/cm; a dynamic viscosity at 20° C. from 1 to 25 cPs, preferably from 6 to 25 cPs; and a density from 0.8 to 2.5 g/cm3, preferably from 1.2 to 2.5 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Bruno Barbet, Jean-François Desse, Pierre De Saint Romain, Daniel Esteoulle, Philippe Tenaud
  • Patent number: 10266964
    Abstract: In the present invention, as a bag to store polycrystalline silicon ingots, there is used a bag in which the concentration of paraffinic hydrocarbons in a concentrate of solvent-soluble components obtained by Soxhlet extraction using acetone as a solvent is lower than 300 ppmw as a value measured by GC-MS method; the concentration of antioxidants, lower than 10 ppmw; the concentration of ultraviolet absorbents, lower than 5 ppmw; and the concentration of antistatic agents and surfactants, lower than 50 ppmw. Then, when the polycrystalline silicon ingots are packed, preferably, the polycrystalline silicon ingots are put in the storage bag; thereafter, the storage bag is sealed; further, the storage bag is put and sealed in a linear low-density polyethylene bag containing an antistatic agent or a surfactant added in the bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Miyao, Junichi Okada
  • Patent number: 10252458
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a food and/or beverage packaging container is provided. The method includes injection molding a preform using a two phase injection system. A first phase of the two phase injection system includes injecting a first material into the preform and a second phase of the two phase injection system includes injecting a second material into the preform. The method further includes disposing the preform in a mold, blow molding the preform into an intermediate article having a length, a diameter and side walls having a wall thickness, and trimming the intermediate article to form a finished container having a wide mouth neck. Systems and finished products are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Douglas Miles Dygert
  • Patent number: 10251899
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a novel method for improving the stool characteristics, reducing the incidence of diarrhea, and firming the stool of a formula-fed infant has been discovered. The method comprises administering to the infant at least one prebiotic and hydrolyzed pectin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Nagendra Rangavajla, Joaquin Franco
  • Patent number: 10246235
    Abstract: A packaging film made of an at least monoaxially stretched, multi-layered plastic film comprised of at least up to 50% by weight of polyolefins and having a total thickness ?18 ?m, which has an expansion of up to a maximum of 1% at a tensile force of at least 3N per 25 mm width according to DIN EN ISO 527.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ingrid Sebald, Werner Schmidt, Felix Grimm
  • Patent number: 10242896
    Abstract: To provide a substrate storage container capable of keeping low a relative humidity in an internal closed space for a long period of time even after purging, a substrate storage container including a constitutive material, which includes a shell body, a door and an on-off valve, defining the internal closed space, the constitutive material being formed of a specific constitutive material having a water absorption of 0.1 wt. % or less when immersed in water at 23 degree C. for 24 hours, and thereby, an actual requirement is objectively satisfied in terms of water release suppression ability under JIS K 7209 or ISO 62 to significantly suppress releasing of water into the internal closed space 3 through the shell body, the door and the on-off valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu Suzuki, Satoshi Odashima, Hiroshi Mimura, Osamu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10233306
    Abstract: An oxygen-absorbing resin composition containing a base resin having a thermoplastic resin; and an oxygen-absorbing component having at least the one selected from the group consisting of an ester, an amide, an imide or a dicarboxylic acid derived from an acid anhydride represented by the following formula (1), wherein, a ring X is an aliphatic ring having an unsaturated bond, n is a number of the substituents Y bonded to the ring X and is an integer of 0 or 1, and Y is an alkyl group, and a polymer having a constituent unit stemming from the acid anhydride. An oxygen-absorbing polyester resin composition exhibits excellent oxygen-absorbing property even in the absence of transition metal catalyst without accompanied by the deterioration of the polyester resin used as a the base resin, the oxygen-absorbing property being strong enough for maintaining gas-barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiki Sawa, Yukiko Hirayama, Toshiki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10227688
    Abstract: A barrier film having a substrate, a base polymer layer applied to the substrate, an oxide layer applied to the base polymer layer, and a top coat polymer layer applied to the oxide layer. An optional inorganic layer can be applied over the top coat polymer layer. The top coat polymer includes a silane and an acrylate co-deposited to form the top coat layer. The use of a silane co-deposited with an acrylate to form the top coat layer of the barrier films provide for enhanced resistance to moisture and improved peel strength adhesion of the top coat layer to the underlying barrier stack layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Mark A. Roehrig, Alan K. Nachtigal, Mark D. Weigel
  • Patent number: 10227713
    Abstract: Resorbable multifilament yarns and monofilament fibers including poly-4-hydroxybutyrate and copolymers thereof with high tenacity or high tensile strength have been developed. The yarns and fibers are produced by cold drawing the multifilament yarns and monofilament fibers before hot drawing the yarns and fibers under tension at temperatures above the melt temperature of the polymer or copolymer. These yarns and fibers have prolonged strength retention in vivo making them suitable for soft tissue repairs where high strength and strength retention is required. The multifilament yarns have tenacities higher than 8.1 grams per denier, and in vivo, retain at least 65% of their initial strength at 2 weeks. The monofilament fibers retain at least 50% of their initial strength at 4 weeks in vivo. The monofilament fibers have tensile strengths higher than 500 MPa. These yarns and fibers may be used to make various medical devices for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Ganatra, Fabio Felix, Bhavin Shah, Matthew Bernasconi, Said Rizk, David P. Martin, Simon F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10201504
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide drug packaging and methods for producing drug packaging which can be sealed at room temperature and/or without the need for elevated temperatures above room temperature. Many embodiments provide drug packaging comprising pierceable tubing having a capsule shape (also referred to herein as a pierceable capsule and/or pierceable drug capsule) containing a solid drug such as a drug pellet and methods for producing pierceable drug capsules which can be sealed at room temperature. Embodiments are particularly useful for the packaging and delivery of drugs used in implantable drug delivery devices as well as packaging of drugs that are easily thermally degraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Elmar Fischer, Paul Spehr
  • Patent number: 10202711
    Abstract: An article can have a surface with selected wetting properties for various liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Anish Tuteja, Wonjae Choi, Gareth H. McKinley, Robert E. Cohen, Joseph Mark Mabry
  • Patent number: 10196505
    Abstract: A resin composition is provided, which comprises: an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (A); and a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (B) having an ethylene content of not less than 70 mol %, wherein the component (B) is present in a proportion of 1 to 30 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the component (A). Where the resin composition is used in combination with a scrap laminate including a polyolefin resin layer and an EVOH layer for recycling the scrap laminate, die build-up is suppressed, and a product formed from the resulting recycled material is excellent in appearance and substantially free from coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji Ninomiya, Kaname Kida, Yoshitaka Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10189199
    Abstract: A polyester resin for use in a process in which, during an expansion step, an incompressible fluid is injected through an opening of a preform, formed of the polyester resin, to form a container. The polyester resin includes a crystallizable polyester polymer wherein the polyester polymer is comprised of acid moieties and glycol moieties, with at least 85% of the total moles of acid moieties being terephthalate derived from terephthalic acid or its dimethyl ester and at least 85% of the total moles of glycol moieties derived from ethylene glycol. At least 2% of the total moles of acid plus glycol moieties are derived from a primary comonomer with the mole percents of the acid plus glycol moieties totaling 100 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DISCMA AG
    Inventor: Gianluca Ferrari
  • Patent number: 10183435
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for manufacturing a container with a handle, the method including a primary blow molding step of blow-molding a preform made of a polyethylene terephthalate resin to mold an intermediate molded body, and a secondary blow molding step of assembling the handle to a container body, which is made of the intermediate molded body expanded inside a blow mold, by arranging the intermediate molded body inside the blow mold which holds the handle by an inner surface thereof and blow-molding the intermediate molded body in a state where the handle is brought close to the intermediate molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Yasuo Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10155827
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a propylene ethylene copolymer comprising: an ethylene content of between 1.8 and 10.0% by weight; a molecular weight distribution (MWD), expressed in terms of Mw/Mn, greater than 4.0; a content of xylene soluble fraction (XS) and ethylene content (C2) that fulfills the following relationship: XS<(C2×2.1)?2.4 where: XS=% by weight of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C.; and C2=% by weight of ethylene units in the copolymer as determined via NMR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paola Massari, Fabrizio Piemontesi, Gianni Vitale, Caroline Cathelin, Giampiero Morini, Marco Ciarafoni, Claudio Cavalieri, Tiziana Caputo
  • Patent number: 10144168
    Abstract: The outer circumferential surface of a bottom 4 of a preform 1 and a lower site 3a of a trunk 3 continuous with the bottom 4 is mechanically brought into intimate contact with a cooling pot 16 to undergo reliable cooling. The trunk 3, excluding the lower site 3a of the trunk 3 continuous with the bottom 4, is heated to a predetermined temperature by a heating block 17. When blow-molded, the so treated preform 1 can provide a container having a bottom of a desired thickness and having a uniformly stretched thin-walled trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Atsushi Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10148006
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic resin composition that allows a plated layer to be successfully formed on a surface of resin molded article obtained therefrom under a wide range of laser irradiation condition. A thermoplastic resin composition comprising a thermoplastic resin, and 1 to 30 parts by weight of a laser direct structuring additive and 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of a laser marking additive per 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin, wherein the laser direct structuring additive comprises 70% by weight or more of a tin oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Takahiro Takano, Takahiko Sumino, Kentarou Ishihara, Naohisa Akashi
  • Patent number: 10137606
    Abstract: A molding apparatus and method for the combined manufacturing and filling of plastic containers in a one step process. The molding apparatus and method utilize a mold having an inner cavity with surfaces presenting hydrophobic properties thereby enabling a resultant container to have flawless appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Discma AG
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvin, Damien Jean-Philippe Kannengiesser, Samuel Odet
  • Patent number: 10112354
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a touch panel, comprising the steps of: placing a touch sensor layer and a flexible printed circuit board connected to the touch sensor layer into a mold cavity constructed by a stationary mold board and a movable mold board of a cover lens mold; injecting a melted plastic material into the mold cavity; removing, after the plastic material is molded, the movable mold board, and withdrawing the touch sensor layer and the flexible printed circuit board that are covered by the molded plastic material; and removing the molded plastic material covering the flexible printed circuit board, the molded plastic material covering the touch sensor layer forming a cover lens. Such a manufacture method can solve the problem of difficulty to adhere a curved cover lens to the touch sensor layer in the existing skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Shihpo Chou
  • Patent number: 10112142
    Abstract: Contaminants, such as volatile organic compounds and hydrogen sulfide, may be removed from a gaseous feedstream by introducing the gaseous feedstream into a treatment chamber containing a liquid medium comprising a hydrogen sulfide or mercaptan scavenger or a blend comprising (i) an absorbent and (ii) a glycol ether and/or C6-C18 alcohol, wherein the glycol ether and/or alcohol enhances the solubility of the contaminant in the absorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Waynn C. Morgan, Carl E. Weaver, Corina Sandu
  • Patent number: 10112370
    Abstract: A film is provided that has three layers. The inventive films are made of semicrystalline or amorphous copolyesters and further include two exterior layers and an interior layer. The exterior layers include neopentyl-glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate, while the interior layer includes 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol-modified polyethylene terephthalate. The inventive films advantageously provide a shrink film that has a shrink performance similar to that of shrink films made of PVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Klöckner Pentaplast GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Schrauf, Christian Dux, Gerhard Steuck, Günther Deiringer
  • Patent number: 10098346
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the use of diphenyliodonium salts for lowering sulfide concentrations and for preventing growth of microbes in a water injection system, a hydrocarbon extraction system, or a hydrocarbon production system. Treating oilfield injection and produced fluids containing high levels of microbes with diphenyliodonium salts can significantly decrease the amount of hydrogen sulfide produced, which can be used to measure sulfidogenesis. The treatment can also decrease the number of microbes in the injection and produced fluids. Thus, these diphenyliodonium salts can be effectively used as inhibitors of hydrogen sulfide generation and as biocides in oilfield fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Geissler, Victor V. Keasler, IV
  • Patent number: 10090077
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyamide resin composition not only having an appropriate melt viscosity despite addition of a conductive filler thereto but also having excellent moldability, conductivity, low-temperature impact resistance, and fuel barrier properties. The present invention is a polyamide resin composition containing specific amounts of a polyamide, a modified resin, and a conductive filler. The polyamide contains: dicarboxylic acid units containing 50 mol % or more of terephthalic acid units and/or naphthalenedicarboxylic acid units; and diamine units containing 60 mol % or more of aliphatic diamine units having 4 to 18 carbon atoms, and has terminal amino groups in an amount of 5 to 60 ?mol/g. The modified resin has been modified with an unsaturated compound having a carboxyl group and/or an acid anhydride group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroe Kumazawa, Hiroki Yamasaki, Hideaki Suzuki, Kozo Tamura
  • Patent number: 10081707
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a polycarbonate resin which is excellent in various properties, such as heat resistance, optical properties, melt processability, etc., and an optical film composed of the same and the present invention relates to a polycarbonate resin containing at least a structural unit represented by the following formula (1) and a structural unit represented by the following formula (2): wherein in the formula (1), R1 to R6 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an aryl group, an alkoxy group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or a halogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Shingo Namiki, Yuuichi Hirami
  • Patent number: 10067278
    Abstract: A birefringent polyester film includes naphthalate units, ethylene units, a titanate compound, a planar branching unit, and 1 to 80 ppm metal content. The birefringent polyester film has an out-of-plane birefringence of at least 0.1 at 633 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen A. Johnson, Ryan T. Fabick, Edward J. Kivel, Victor Ho, Benjamin J. Bending, Christopher W. A. Krohe
  • Patent number: 10053275
    Abstract: Plastic container has a container body having an outer surface and defining a longitudinal axis, at least one recessed panel defined in the container body having an outer perimeter and recessed relative to the outer surface of the container body, the perimeter including opposing longitudinal sides and transverse ends, a transition region defined along the perimeter of the recessed panel, the transition region extending between the recessed panel and the outer surface, and at least one indentation formed in the transition region proximate at least one transverse end of the outer perimeter, the indentation having a height, a width, and a depth, the height of the indentation extending beyond the transition region. The indentation can prevent or reduce container failure due to external forces, such as side loading during a hot-fill process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Raymond A. Pritchett, Travis A. Hunter
  • Patent number: 10040935
    Abstract: A single or multilayered film is presented having at least one layer that contains at least one thermoplastic olefin homo or copolymer, modified if need be. The layer contains additionally, at least one polyester. Such film is used as a sliding film or preliner in trenchless pipe renovation using the tube lining technique in which the film is layed on the inner wall of an underground sewer pipe laid that will be renovated. An insertion pipe with a curable carrier material can be pulled in sliding fashion over the sliding film laid on the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BUERGOFOL GMBH
    Inventors: Abdel-Kader Boutrid, Kurt Stark, Franz Schleicher, Gregor Schleicher
  • Patent number: 10035910
    Abstract: A polymer composition is disclosed. The polymer composition comprises 30 to 40% by weight of a polyester-based thermoplastic elastomer, 15 to 25% by weight of an ethylene acrylic elastomer, and an organic phosphorus-based flame retardant comprising a metal salt of a dialkyl phosphinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics UK Ltd
    Inventor: Sreeni Kurup
  • Patent number: 10026935
    Abstract: A battery exterior body which can be easily manufactured without additional process by heat-sealing internal layers of battery exterior materials, and has a high degree of safety with respect to gas generated in the inside of the exterior body, a method of manufacturing the battery exterior body, and a lithium secondary battery are provided. The battery exterior body is a battery exterior body 2 which is formed by heat-sealing internal layers 8 of battery exterior materials 4 formed by laminating an external layer 11 including a heat-resistant resin film, a metal foil layer 10, and the internal layer 8 in this order, and has a sealing strength between the heat-sealed internal layers 8 of 20 N/15 mm of width to 50 N/15 mm of width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Tetsunobu Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 10017629
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a highly crystalline polyethylene-2,6-naphthalate composition by achieving high molecular weight of PEN, wherein the polyethylene-2,6-naphthalate composition has greatly improved blow moldability and provides molded products having excellent hue, excellent weathering resistance, and additionally excellent transparency. The above-mentioned problems can be solved by a polyethylene-2,6-naphthalate composition comprising a specific phosphoric acid which is a phosphorus compound, cobalt element derived from a cobalt compound, manganese element derived from a manganese compound, and antimony element derived from an antimony compound, wherein the content of each of the elements simultaneously satisfies the following expressions (1) to (4): 10?Co?30 mmol %??(1) 0.50?P/Mn?1.28??(2) 10?Sb?25 mmol %??(3) 0.60?IV?1.50 dL/g??(4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Tomonari
  • Patent number: 10016962
    Abstract: The multilayer structure includes a polyamide resin layers (A) and (B), wherein the layer (A) is composed of a polyamide resin (A1) containing at least any constituent unit of a constituent unit derived from a lactam having from 10 to 12 carbon atoms and a constituent unit derived from an aminocarboxylic acid having from 10 to 12 carbon atoms, or a composition (a) containing the resin (A1), the layer (B) is composed of a composition (b) containing a polyamide resin (B1) in which a diamine unit thereof includes a constituent unit derived from a metaxylylenediamine in an amount of 70 mol % or more and a dicarboxylic acid unit thereof includes a constituent unit derived from an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having from 4 to 8 carbon atoms in an amount of 70 mol % or more, and a polyamide resin (B2) in which a diamine unit thereof includes a constituent unit derived from a xylylenediamine in an amount of 70 mol % or more and a dicarboxylic acid unit thereof includes a constituent unit derived from an aliphatic dica
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sato, Tomonori Kato, Mayumi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10017613
    Abstract: A carbon fiber-reinforced polyarylene sulfide has both dynamic characteristics and molding cycle characteristics and can be produced with high productivity by preparing a polycarbodiimide-modified polyarylene sulfide using a polyarylene sulfide and a polycarbodiimide as raw materials, then melting the resulting polycarbodiimide-modified polyarylene sulfide, and combining the polycarbodiimide-modified polyarylene sulfide with carbon fibers at a specific ratio to produce a composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Naokichi Imai, Kentaro Sano, Keisuke Inose
  • Patent number: 10002549
    Abstract: An adhesive label includes a polymeric first film layer that has an affinity for water. The label is useful in various labeling applications and especially adhesive labeling of reusable and recyclable containers which require removal of the label during a washing process in a warm or hot washing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin O. Henderson