Polymer Or Resin Containing (i.e., Natural Or Synthetic) Patents (Class 428/35.7)
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Kouno, Saeko Sato, Tomotaka Wada, Yuiga Asai
  • 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
    Assignee: TI AUTOMOTIVE (FULDABRÜCK) GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Zimmer, Frank Fahrenholz, Matthias Baumann
  • Patent number: 10696027
    Abstract: Disclosed are multilayer films which can provide desired film performance and balanced overall performance suited for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk G. F. Van der Sanden, Mario Bastiaens, Achiel J. M. Van Loon, Etienne R. H. Lernoux, Marc Tierens
  • 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
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kouichi Uchida
  • Patent number: 10683126
    Abstract: A method of inspecting a blow molded container having a finish, a base, a body between the finish and base, and etching at the base. The method includes identifying where on the base the etching is located, designating the base as accurately blow molded if the etching is located at a predetermined location of the base, and designating the base as not accurately blow molded if the etching is not located at the predetermined location of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AMCR RIGID PACKAGING USA, LLC
    Inventors: Michael T. Lane, Luke A. Mast, Kirk Edward Maki, G. David Lisch
  • Patent number: 10677379
    Abstract: To provide a laminate which is formed from resins and is excellent in heat resistance and excellent in flexibility and mechanical properties under high-temperature conditions and which undergoes no separation of layers even when contacted with oil such as engine oil for a long period of time. The laminate comprises a first layer containing a fluorinated copolymer and a second layer containing a polyamide directly laminated on the first layer, wherein the fluorinated copolymer has units based on tetrafluoroethylene, units based on ethylene, units based on a copolymerizable another monomer not having a carbonyl group, and carbonyl group-containing groups, wherein the amounts of the respective units are in specific ranges, and the tensile elongation at 200° C. of the fluorinated copolymer is at least 200%, and the melting point of the polyamide and the flexural elastic modulus at 23° C. of the second layer are in specific ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Eiichi Nishi, Tomoya Hosoda, Toru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10676163
    Abstract: In one example, a watercraft includes a hull in the form of a unitary, single-piece structure that is substantially hollow, and made of plastic. A grip is provided that is integral with the hull and includes a recess that is formed in a skin of the hull and is integral with the hull, and the grip also includes an undercut that is formed in the skin of the hull proximate an edge of the recess. The undercut is integral with the hull and communicates with the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel S. Robbins, Dennis Jay Norman
  • Patent number: 10681830
    Abstract: The present invention provides sensory device combinations, such as a portable touch screen smart phone, which possesses unexpectedly superior protection against impact damage. The sensory device combinations include a unique class of thermoset viscoelastomeric protectors containing epoxidized vegetable oils as a predominant thermosetting reaction media reactant. The thermoset viscoelastomeric protector possesses fluid-like compression and rebounding characteristics, and may be suitably positioned so as to protect any delicate sensory device component from impact damage. The viscoelastomeric protector may be provided in a form substantially free from aberration and thus it is perfectly compatible for use as a visually transparent component of a touch screen device. The viscoelastomeric protector can also serve as a heat sump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Troy Goodenough
  • Patent number: 10654948
    Abstract: An ethylene polymer having a density greater than about 0.930 g/ml and a level of long chain branching ranging from about 0.001 LCB/103 carbons to about 1.5 LCB/103 carbons as determined by SEC-MALS. An ethylene polymer having a level of short chain branching ranging from about 0 to about 10 mol. % and a level of long chain branching ranging from about 0.001 LCB/103 carbons to about 1.5 LCB/103 carbons as determined by SEC-MALS. An ethylene polymer having a polydispersity index ranging from about 8 to about 25 and a level of long chain branching ranging from about 0.001 LCB/103 carbons to about 1.5 LCB/103 carbons as determined by SEC-MALS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Carlos A. Cruz, Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, Joel L. Martin, Tony R. Crain, Steve M. Wharry, Jared L. Barr, Youlu Yu
  • Patent number: 10651377
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a storage element, a storage device, a method for manufacturing the same and a driving method. The method for manufacturing the storage element includes: providing a substrate; preparing a thin film transistor on the substrate; and preparing a storage functional pattern by using a phase change material, in which the storage functional pattern is connected to a drain electrode of the thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruiyong Wang, Lianjie Qu, Ruizhi Yang, Yang You
  • Patent number: 10639872
    Abstract: There is provided a multilayer resin tube having a plurality of thermoplastic resin layers, wherein an intermediate layer of the resin layers comprises an acid modified resin modified by the introduction of a functional group, and at least one layer is a barrier layer comprising an aromatic polyamide, for example, PA9T. The multilayer resin tube has good low-permeability attained with the use of an inexpensive resin, without using an expensive highly-functional resin such as a fluororesin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SANOH KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masatomi Sato
  • Patent number: 10633525
    Abstract: As a molding material comprising two or more EVOH resins differing in their ethylene unit content, disclosed is a pellet mixture of two or more types of EVOH resin pellets differing in their ethylene unit content. The pellet mixture has excellent feed property and film moldability with reduced surge in melt extrusion molding. Disclosed is a molding material comprising the pellet mixture and lubricant, in which more than 75% by weight of the lubricant is carried on their surface of low ethylene EVOH resin pellets having lowest ethylene unit content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shintaro Usui
  • Patent number: 10626521
    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, including mesh sutures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: Said Rizk, Bhavin Shah, Amit Ganatra, Skander Limem, David P. Martin, Simon F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10624814
    Abstract: A container for a solution of human plasma proteins has a primary inner bag made up of a first multilayer polymer film with two outer layers of polyethylene (PE) and an intermediate layer of ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer, and a secondary outer bag made up of a second multilayer film with layers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-silicon oxides (SiOx), oriented polyamide (OPA), polypropylene (PP)-silicon oxides (SiOx) and polypropylene (PP), referred to as multilayer PP-SiOx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GRIFOLS, S.A.
    Inventors: Carlos Roura Fernandez, Jose Antonio Garcia Garcia, Estela Llorens Masas, Nuria Marzo Adam
  • Patent number: 10611887
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for producing a masterbatch, comprising the following steps a1) providing one or more siloxane compounds, terminated with at least one or with two or more amino-, hydroxy-, carboxy-, carboxylate-, carboxylic acid ester or carboxylic acid anhydride groups with the general formula (component A1): a2) providing one or more at least bifunctional compounds (component A2), which comprises two or more, groups that can be linked to X and Y; a3) providing one or more dyes (component A3) and/or a4) providing one or more functional additives (component A4); b) mixing the components according to a1), a2) and a3) or according to a1), a2) and a4), or according to a1), a2), a3) and a4); c) polymer formation of the mixture according to b), and d) melting and/or retaining the molten liquid state of the polymerisate formed in step c) in the extruder or in the discontinuous internal mixer, and e) transferring the polymerisate in according to step d) into a solid aggregate s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DAW SE
    Inventors: Friedhelm Röber, Matthias Hübner
  • Patent number: 10589471
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a thermoplastic resin composition comprising: ?from 10 to 80 weight percent of a partially crystalline polyester component selected from the group consisting of terephthalate-derived polyesters, naphthalate-derived polyesters, succinate-derived polyesters, and furanoate-derived polyesters; or combinations thereof; ?from 1.5 to 40 weight percent of an amorphous high heat copolyester resin component that is produced by polymerizing a monomer mixture comprising a mixture of spiroglycol, ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid and or an ester thereof (SPG PET) and having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 85 to 130° C.; and ?from 0.01 to 5 weight percent of an antioxidant, mold release agent, stabilizer, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Deniz Duygu Gunbas, Hendrikus Petrus Cornelis van Heerbeek, Bart Vandormael
  • Patent number: 10590566
    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: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Ganatra, Fabio Felix, Bhavin Shah, Matthew Bernasconi, Said Rizk, David P. Martin, Simon F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10557996
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to a fiber optic connector assembly including a fiber optic connector with a front end and a back end. A ferrule positioned at the front end. The ferrule has a distal end face with a central region and recessed regions on opposite sides of the central region. The assembly includes a dust cap mounted on the ferrule. The dust cap has an open end and an opposite closed end. The fiber optic connector assembly also includes a tape member that covers the central region of the ferrule. The tape member can be secured to the dust cap such that when the dust cap is removed, the tape member simultaneously comes off with the dust cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yu Lu, Giorgio Policante, Thomas Seifert, Paul Schneider
  • Patent number: 10532605
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for manufacturing a decorative-part of which the joint-lines bordering the laser-irradiation regions are unnoticeable, thus avoiding deterioration of the design-quality of such a decorative-part. Of this invention, the design (4) comprises the first-blocks (6) of a plurality of design-patterns (5) that are closely arranged with the second-blocks (8) of a plurality of design-patterns (7) that are different from those of the first-blocks (6). In the laser-irradiation-region-setting process, the decorative-area is divided into a plurality of laser-irradiation regions (LR1, LR2 and LR3), at which time the joint-lines (J1, J2) are set as borders of the first-blocks (6) and the second-blocks (8) of the design (4). In the laser-irradiation process, a laser-deflector is relatively displaced, and a laser L is irradiated onto each of the laser-irradiation regions (LR1, LR2 and LR3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TRINITY INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Goto
  • Patent number: 10518498
    Abstract: A packaging bag for packaging a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin that contains a modified group having active hydrogen, the packaging bag including a film having a water vapor permeability of 10 g/m2/day or less. Accordingly, when a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin that contains a modified group having active hydrogen is packaged with the packaging bag, the storage stability of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin that contains a modified group having active hydrogen can be improved, and hence an aqueous solution of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin that contains a modified group having active hydrogen, the solution being reduced in insoluble matter content, can be obtained even after long-term storage thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirosato Takahashi, Yukitoshi Nishikawa, Tomoyuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 10479045
    Abstract: A method and system for extruding multiple laminated flow streams using microlayer extrusion, and in particular to creating and forming products with electrical properties that are formed from layers and particles with dimensions in the micro to nanometer range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 10472476
    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 12, 2019
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Friedrich, David M. Lee, Thomas J. Yogan, Regine Labeque
  • Patent number: 10457841
    Abstract: An (meth)acrylate pressure-sensitive adhesive copolymer is described prepared by crosslinking with a (meth)acrylic crosslinking monomer containing an allyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Corinne E. Lipscomb, Kevin M. Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 10442588
    Abstract: A container for a fabric treatment composition having: (a) a container floor extending to a floor boundary, a portion of the container floor being a collection zone, and a raised portion extending inwardly within the container, at least a portion of the collection zone being located on a longitudinal axis of the container and at least a portion of the raised portion intersecting the longitudinal axis and transverse axis of the container; (b) a peripheral wall extending from the container floor; (c) a peripheral flange extending from the peripheral wall; and (d) a needle piercable membrane sealed to the peripheral flange to define an interior volume, wherein the interior volume contains less than about 100 mL of a liquid fabric treatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Corey Michael Bischoff, Benjamin Janes Beck
  • Patent number: 10434701
    Abstract: Provided is a method for welding an accessory part made of a thermoplastic resin to a parison which is being molded into a tank body. The method includes steps of: forming the accessory part to include an annular portion having an annular shape and a plurality of projections each projecting from the annual portion in a radially inward direction; and pressing the annular portion and the projections into the parison to be welded to the parison. Also provided is a welding structure of a tank body made of a resin and an accessory part made of a thermoplastic resin and welded to a wall surface of the tank body. The accessory part includes: an annular portion having an annular shape; and a plurality of projections each projecting from the annular portion in a radially inward direction. The annular portion and the plurality of projections are welded to the wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Kobori
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    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
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    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
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: DOVER EUROPE SÀRL
    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
    Assignee: RING CONTAINER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    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
    Assignee: MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION COMPANY
    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
    Assignee: INFIANA GERMANY GMBH & CO. KG
    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
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Suzuki, Satoshi Odashima, Hiroshi Mimura, Osamu Ogawa