Open-ended, Self-supporting Conduit, Cylinder, Or Tube-type Article Patents (Class 428/36.9)
  • Patent number: 10738140
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a polyethylene. The polyethylene has a melt flow index of about 0.4 g/10 min to about 0.6 g/10 min, a weight average molecular weight of about 500,000 g/mol to about 700,000 g/mol, and a molecular weight distribution of about 3 to about 5 and is prepared by polymerization in the presence of a catalyst retaining at least about 50% of an initial reactivity level (during initial 30 minutes) for a period of time exceeding about 4 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LOTTE CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyung Hoon Kim, Jung Ju Yoon, Dong Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10723870
    Abstract: A process for producing a heterophasic copolymer composition comprising polymerising in multiple steps and multiple polymerisation reactors propylene monomer and a comonomer selected from ethylene, alpha-olefins having 4 to 10 carbon atoms and their mixtures, in the presence of an olefin polymerisation catalyst comprising a solid catalyst component and a co-catalyst, wherein the solid catalyst component comprises titanium, magnesium, halogen and an internal donor of the formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different being a linear or branched C1-C12-alkyl group and R is hydrogen or a linear, branched or cyclic C1 to C12-alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Pauli Leskinen, Johanna Lilja, Jingbo Wang, Markus Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 10718068
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing composite fiber of charred vinasse and shell includes steps of: charring a vinasse raw material at 800 to 1000 degrees Celsius to form a charred vinasse material, washing a shell raw material and charring the shell raw material at 1000 to 1400 degrees Celsius to form a charred shell material; mixing the charred vinasse material and the charred shell material in a weight ratio of 60-70:40-30 to form a mixed material, grinding the mixed material, mixing the mixed material and polyester granules in a weight ratio of 10-16:90-84, melting and granulating the mixed material and polyester granules to form primary granules; mixing and melting the primary granules and polyester granules in a weight ratio of 5-20:95-80 and granulating to form mixed granules; melting the mixed granules to spin into a composite fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Han-Che Ke, Yu-Cheng Ke
  • Patent number: 10683418
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyamide moulding compounds which have an improved resistance to heat-aging and comprise the following compositions: (A) 25 to 84.99 wt.-% of at least one polyamide, (B) 15 to 70 wt.-% of at least one filler and reinforcing means, (C) 0.01 to 5.0 wt.-% of at least one inorganic radical interceptor, (D) 0 to 5.0 wt.-% of at least one heat stabilizer which is different from the inorganic free-radical scavenger under (C), and (E) 0 to 20.0 wt.-% of at least one additive. The invention further relates to moulded articles produced from these polyamide moulding compounds as components in the automobile or electrics/electronics sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventors: Oliver Thomas, Nikolai Lamberts, Botho Hoffmann, Andreas Bayer
  • Patent number: 10675388
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a medical device assembly comprising an expandable medical device wrapped with an improved constraining sleeve. The sleeve in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure is thin walled and translucent, having reduced edge sharpness. The sleeve in accordance with the present disclosure exhibits resistance to ripping and delamination. Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods of making sheet material usable for constraining sleeves from flattened film tubes. Methods for making improved constraining sleeves and medical device assemblies that comprise an improved constraining sleeve are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell L. Jacoby, Andrew W. Sloan
  • Patent number: 10663092
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayer tube that has a layer containing an aliphatic polyamide (such as Polyamide 11 or Polyamide 12), a layer containing a Polyamide 6 composition or Polyamide 6/66/12 composition, a layer containing a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, and a layer containing a semi-aromatic polyamide composition that contains a semi-aromatic polyamide having a specific structure, and further has a fluorine-containing polymer in which a functional group having reactivity with an amino group is introduced into the molecular chain thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Nakamura, Takeru Abe, Hiroaki Fujii
  • Patent number: 10633036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an axle carrier 1 and to a method for the production of the axle carrier 1. The axle carrier 1 has an upper shell 2 from an aluminum die-casting and a lower shell 3 from a fiber composite material. On a ribbed structure of the lower shell 3, an upper end 14 of the reinforcing ribs 9 is preferably configured so as to be widened such that the bearing face between the reinforcing rib 9 and the upper shell 2 is enlarged and, on account thereof, the strength of the axle carrier 1 produced is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Koerner, Thomas Henksmeier, Guenter Fortmeier, Frank Hoecker, Aloys Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10605384
    Abstract: A molded article comprising a fuel-barrier layer formed of a resin composition comprising a polyamide resin (A) as a continuous phase and a resin (B) as a disperse phase, wherein (A) is a polyamide resin (A1) comprising at least one of a constituent unit derived from a lactam having 10 to 12 carbon atoms and a constituent unit derived from an aminocarboxylic acid having 10 to 12 carbon atoms, or a polyamide resin (A2) comprising a constituent unit derived from an aliphatic diamine having 6 to 12 carbon atoms and a constituent unit derived from an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having 10 to 12 carbon atoms, the (B) is a resin selected from a semi-aromatic polyamide resin, the ratio by volume of (A)/(B) is 95/5 to 51/49, and the mean disperse particle diameter of (B) is 150 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Sato, Tomonori Kato, Mayumi Kikuchi, Masayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10556162
    Abstract: A club 2 includes a head 4, a shaft 6 and a grip 8. A club length L1 is 45 inches or greater and 48 inches or less. A ratio (Wh/Wc) of a head weight Wh to a club weight Wc is equal to or greater than 0.71. A moment of inertia Ix about an axis of a swing is equal to or less than 6.90×103 (kg·cm2). However, when the club weight is defined as Wc (kg); an axial-directional distance between a grip end and a center of gravity of the club is defined as Lc (cm); and a moment of inertia about the center of gravity of the club is defined as Ic (kg·cm2), the moment of inertia Ix (kg·cm2) is calculated by the following formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10550231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a masterbatch for use in a process of preparing a composite material comprising a blend of a first semi-crystalline polymer with at least 5 wt % carbon nanotubes. Good dispersion of the carbon nanotube is obtained within the masterbatch and evidenced by the blending of the masterbatch with a second semi-crystalline polymer miscible with the first one in respective proportions to obtain a composite material containing about 1 wt % of carbon nanotubes wherein said composite material yields an agglomerate area fraction U % lower than 2 and a surface resistivity lower than 105 ohm/sq.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Dimitri Rousseaux, Olivier Lhost, Philippe Lodefier, Eddi Scandino
  • Patent number: 10513067
    Abstract: An assembly includes a first part made of composite material including a polymer matrix and a second part made of metal. The two parts are assembled by opposite or assembly faces along an interface subjected to shear loads. The first part is made of a composite having continuous reinforcing fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. The second part includes, on its assembly face, a coupling form having a plurality of patterns. Each pattern has a closed contour in a plane parallel to the assembly face of the second part and extends along a direction normal to the assembly face of the second part. A method for making such an assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE JULES VERNE
    Inventors: Sylvain Roche, Francis Facon, Thierry Renault, Stéphane Auger, Christophe Cornu, Cyrille Dalla-Zuanna
  • Patent number: 10508486
    Abstract: A spacer for insulating glazing units is presented. The spacer has a polymeric main body with features that include two parallel side walls that are connected to one another by an inner wall and an outer wall. The side walls, the inner wall, and the outer wall surround a hollow chamber. According to one aspect, the polymeric main body has a glass fiber content of 0 wt.-% to 40 wt.-%, to which 0.5 wt.-% to 1.5 wt.-% of a foaming agent is added to form hollow spaces that provide a weight reduction of the polymeric main body of 10 wt.-% to 20 wt.-%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Egbert Schwerdt, Walter Schreiber, Martin Rigaud
  • Patent number: 10485900
    Abstract: High performance polyethylene (HPPE) members include at least 5 wt-% of a radiopaque component. The HPPE members are biocompatible and the radiopaque component is a particulate at least partially arranged inside a HPPE filament of the HPPE members. The radiopaque component may have a particle size of at most 1 ?m, preferably at most 0.5 ?m. Methods of making the HPPE members and various medical devices and repair products which include the HPPE members are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Claudia Maria Vaz, Leonardus Gerardus Bernardus Bremer, Joseph Arnold Paul Maria Simmelink, Marko Dorschu, Jozef Maria Rudi Hendrik Goossens, Harm van der Werff
  • Patent number: 10472449
    Abstract: Coupling agents useful for preparing vulcanized composition with filers such as silica and carbon black are provided. The coupling agents include fluorine substituted styrene compounds and styrene compounds containing a hydrocarbyloxysilane functional group. The coupling agents may be grafted onto polydiene polymers or added into a vulcanizable composition as an oligomer. The use of one or both of fluorine substituted styrene compounds and styrene compounds containing a hydrocarbyloxysilane functional group may improve the strength, rolling resistance, and/or cure rate of a vulcanized polymer compared to a vulcanized polymer without a coupling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Coleen Pugh, Sadhan C. Jana, Nicole Swanson, Prasad Raut, Hamad Albehaijan
  • Patent number: 10449569
    Abstract: Methods, processes, compositions and systems for preventing leaching effects from water pipes (such as lead, steel and copper) having an inner diameter of at least approximately 12 mm. 2-part thermoset resin coating is applied to the inner surfaces of the pipes where the curing agent can be a phenol free and plasticizer free adduct type. The coating can reduce heavy metals, such as lead, from leaching from installed pipes to less than approximately 10 ?g/L (10 ppb). When cured, specific leachates, Bisphenol A and Epichlorohydrin from the coatings will be (less than) <1 ?g/L (1 ppb) with overall TOC levels measured at (less than) <2.5 mg/L (2.5 ppm). Pipes can be returned to service within approximately 24 hours, and preferably within approximately 4 hours. The methods, processes, compositions and systems can work with non-metallic pipes having metal valves and/or metal fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry L. Gillanders, Steven A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10421875
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for exfoliating inorganic layered compounds to form two-dimensional (2D) inorganic compounds. The exfoliation is carried out in aqueous media in the present of polycyclic aromatic compounds. The invention also relates to aqueous suspensions of two-dimensional compounds which arise from the exfoliation method. The invention further relates to methods of forming thin films of two-dimensional compounds from suspensions and to devices comprising thin films of two-dimensional (2D) inorganic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Manchester
    Inventors: Cinzia Casiraghi, Huafeng Yang
  • Patent number: 10406415
    Abstract: An improved golf club head cover and hands-free method of use allow a user to hold a golf club normally by the handle with one or two hands while standing substantially upright and slide the golf club head into and out of the head cover while the head cover is sitting on the ground, without the user needing to bend down or touch the head cover. A rigid cover may include a concave main body pivotally connected with one or more rotating components that include tabs that close the rotating components around the golf club head and shaft when the club is inserted securely into the cover. Magnetically attractive and repulsive structures may be included to assist with keeping the cover shut and holding it open. Traction structures are provided to laterally engage grass-covered ground to resist lateral movement during hands-free use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Tabeling
  • Patent number: 10392595
    Abstract: A bona fide adaptable in vitro microcirculation model is provided by integrating a 3-D printed network of endothelial-cell lined perfusion channels, formed via sacrificial casting in a gel matrix, with a native, adaptable microvasculature matured from native microvessels added to the gel matrix. Responsive vascular adaptation exhibited by the in vitro microcirculation is physiologically relevant. Methods for fabricating, devices, models and investigative platforms for pharmaceutical applications, vascular mechanism and microvessel-parenchyma interaction studies, and vascularizing strategies for tissue engineering applications are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Solutions Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Golway, James B. Hoying
  • Patent number: 10378813
    Abstract: A fluid control film is provided that includes fluid control channels extending along a channel longitudinal axis. Each of the fluid control channels has a surface and is configured to allow capillary movement of liquid in the channels. The fluid control film further includes a hydrophilic surface treatment covalently bonded to at least a portion of the surface of the fluid control channels. The fluid control film exhibits a capillary rise percent recovery of at least ten percent. Typically, the hydrophilic surface treatment includes functional groups selected from a non-zwitterionic sulfonate, a non-zwitterionic carboxylate, a zwitterionic sulfonate, a zwitterionic carboxylate, a zwitterionic phosphate, a zwitterionic phosphonic acid, and/or a zwitterionic phosphonate. A process for forming a fluid control film is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Adam J. Meuler, Susannah C. Clear, Steven P. Swanson, Kurt J. Halverson, Justin A. Riddle, Paul B. Armstrong, Caleb T. Nelson, Chetan P. Jariwala
  • Patent number: 10358430
    Abstract: A method for the isolation of oligomeric 2, 2-difurylpropane (DTHFP) suitable for use on an industrial scale. A method can include using oligomeric 2, 2-difurylpropane, in particular, its use can be as a polar modifier for butadiene and styrene butadiene polymerization so is to produce rubber. Utilizing the material as an alternative to DTHFP in rubber production avoids subsequent leaching of the DTHFP into the environment as the oligomeric 2, 2-difurylpropane (DTHFP) gives rise to much lower levels of leaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Stuart Pearce, David Dunn, Howard Winston Tyrrell Sutton, John Ing Chuan Daly, Simon Jonathon Grant
  • Patent number: 10350328
    Abstract: The invention concerns a medical or veterinary device comprising a covalently immobilized and cross-linked agarose coating, a method for the production of same and a cross-linked agarose coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Min Li, Koon Gee Neoh, Titus Wai Leong Lau, Edmund Chiong, En Tang Kang
  • Patent number: 10345735
    Abstract: An inventive developing roller (1) includes a roller body (5) which includes an inner layer (2) having a porous structure and an outer layer (4) of a seamless nonporous tube. The porous structure of the inner layer (2) is formed from a semiconductive rubber composition containing ethylene propylene rubber, paraffin oil and carbon black having a DBP oil absorption amount of not less than 400 cm3/100 g. The nonporous tube for the outer layer (4) contains a polyurethane thermoplastic elastomer having a type-A durometer hardness of not higher than 93, carbon black and crosslinked PMMA particles having a median particle diameter of 5 ?m to 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuki Nojiri
  • Patent number: 10336962
    Abstract: This invention provides a threaded connection for pipe or tube that has a non-sticky surface and that suppresses the occurrence of rust and exhibits excellent galling resistance and airtightness even in an extremely low temperature environment without using compound grease, a method of producing the same, and a composition for forming a solid lubricating coating on the threaded connection. A solid lubricating coating (24) formed from a composition containing a binder, a fluorine addition agent, a solid lubricant and a rust proof addition agent is coated as a topmost surface treatment coating on a contact surface of at least one of a pin and a box. Even when exposed to an extremely low temperature environment, the solid lubricating coating (24) can maintain adhesiveness and exhibit a lubricating function, can suppress the occurrence of galling of a threaded connection, and can also secure airtightness after fastening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION, VALLOUREC OIL AND GAS FRANCE
    Inventor: Kunio Goto
  • Patent number: 10294145
    Abstract: A coating composition contains 5 parts by mass or more and 20 parts by mass or less (i.e., 5 to 20) of a first resin composition, 5 parts by mass or more and 20 parts by mass or less (i.e., 5 to 20) of a second resin composition, and 40 parts by mass or more and 65 parts by mass or less (i.e., 40 to 65) of an inorganic powder. The first resin composition is a poly(meth)acrylate with a glass transition temperature Tg of ??20° C., and the second resin composition is a compound having structures represented by general formulae (1) and (2), below, one or more structures for each. R1, in general formula (1), and R2, in general formula (2), are each independently a hydrogen atom or a methyl group. X, in general formula (2), is any substituent that is not a hydrogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomonori Sakata
  • Patent number: 10294340
    Abstract: A film layer and a method of forming a film layer are provided herein. The film layer includes a first polymer and a second polymer. The first polymer includes the reaction product of chlorotrifluoroethene and vinylidene fluoride utilized in the first polymer in an amount of at least 4 wt. %. The second polymer includes the reaction product of chlorotrifluoroethene and optionally, vinylidene fluoride utilized in the second polymer in an amount of less than 4 wt. %. A multilayer film and a method of forming a multilayer film are also provided herein. In an embodiment, a multilayer film includes a first film layer and a second film layer adjacent and sealed to the first film layer. At least one of the first film layer or the second film layer includes the first polymer and the second polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jong Soo Lee, Awdhoot Vasant Kerkar, Carl Altman, Tian Xia, Takahiro Iwazu, Hanjin Huang
  • Patent number: 10221277
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition including A) at least one epoxy compound and B) a hardener composition including B1) 0.1%-100% by weight of 2-(3-(aminomethyl)-3,5,5-trimethylcyclohexyl)propane-1,3-diamine, and B2) 99.9%-0% by weight of at least one further diamine and/or polyamine, where the stoichiometric ratio of the epoxy groups of A) and the number of active hydrogen atoms of the functional groups of B) varies from 1:2 to 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Eike Langkabel, Martina Ortelt, Dirk Fuchsmann, Jaclyn Balthasar, Alexander Martin Rüfer, Anne Rittsteiger, Jörg-Joachim Nitz, Stephan Kohlstruk
  • Patent number: 10202829
    Abstract: A sand screen joint screens borehole fluid during production and bridges off loss control fluid during loss control. The joint has a basepipe having a bore and defining at least one elongated slot therein. Filter media is disposed on the basepipe and screens the borehole fluid. At least one flow device is disposed on the basepipe and restricts communication of the borehole fluid from the filter media to the at least one elongated slot. During the production, the at least one elongated slot communicates the borehole fluid from the at least one flow device to the bore. During the loss control, the at least one elongated slot bridges off with particulate from the loss control fluid communicated from the bore to the at least one flow device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew McGeoch
  • Patent number: 10160889
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to polyolefin-based compositions made from or containing (A) a butene-1 polymer grafted with an unsaturated monomer, (B) a second polyolefin polymer, and (C) an ethylene-propylene elastomer. In some embodiments, the polyolefin-based composition is further made from or contains an additives composition. In additional embodiments, the polyolefin-based composition is made from or contains a heterophasic polypropylene copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventor: Maged G. Botros
  • Patent number: 10155664
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a process for synthesizing functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), comprising: refluxing MWCNTs with an acidic mixture to obtain a acid functionalized MWCNTs; and reacting the acid functionalized MWCNTs with oleyl amine in presence of an organic solvent to obtain an oleylamine derivative of MWCNTs. The present disclosure also provides a process for synthesizing a polycarbosilane coated MWCNT, comprising: mixing polycarbosilane and MWCNTs to obtain a mixture; stirring the mixture in Tetrahydrofuran, in presence of a catalyst under an inert atmosphere, to obtain a reaction mixture; and drying the reaction mixture under vacuum followed by heating to obtain polycarbosilane coated MWCNT's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Director General, Defense Research & Development Organisation
    Inventors: Debmalya Roy, Babita Shastri, Kingsuk Mukhopadhyay, Arvind Kumar Saxena
  • Patent number: 10110981
    Abstract: An acoustically reactive composite can include an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membrane formed of a highly fibrillated ePTFE microstructure with an elastomer fully impregnated within the ePTFE membrane. The composite can have an acoustic loss of less than 7 dB at 1 kHz and a water entry pressure (WEP) of at least 20 PSI. A layered assembly for protecting an acoustic device can include an acoustically reactive composite as described above and an adhesive layer arranged to define an acoustic cavity. An acoustic device can incorporate an acoustically reactive composite or layered assembly as described above, with the acoustically reactive composite or layered assembly arranged to span an acoustic cavity proximate to a transducer of the acoustic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kenaley, Valerie Regina Binetti, Anit Dutta
  • Patent number: 10093794
    Abstract: A cold shrink article made from a composition comprising (A) an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer; (B) a filler; and (C) an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid. The composition may optionally include additives selected from the group consisting of plasticizer, peroxide curing agent, antioxidant, process additives, flame retardant and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Haiyang Yu, Yanli Huo, Mohamed Esseghir, Saurav Sengupta, Jeffrey Cogen
  • Patent number: 10072146
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least the following components: (A) a first composition comprising the following: i) a first interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin, and a nonconjugated polyene; ii) a second interpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an ?-olefin and a nonconjugated polyene; and wherein the first composition has an MWD less than, or equal to, 3.5, a Mooney Viscosity (ML (1+4 @125° C.)) greater than, or equal to, 80, and an [(ML(1+4 @125° C.))/Mw(conv)]*1000 greater than 0.429 mole/g; (B) a thermoplastic polymer; and (C) a vulcanization agent is provided. A crosslinked composition made by heating one or more of the inventive compositions is also provided. Articles made from one or more of the inventive compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Jose M. Rego, Kim L. Walton, Brian W. Walther, Michael D. Read
  • Patent number: 10040873
    Abstract: This invention discloses a sulfur free and ZnO free cross-linking composition comprising a multifunctional phosphine crosslinking agent and halobutyl polymers or halogen containing polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ARLANXEO Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Nguyen, Gilles Arsenault
  • Patent number: 10022252
    Abstract: A spiral blood flow device includes a stent made up of a plurality of expansion members joined to a plurality of axial members that permit the stent to change diameter among a continuum of expanded configurations. The axial members have fixed orientation, whereas the expansion members have a variable orientation relative to the longitudinal axis throughout the continuum of expanded configurations. A spiral flow inducing structure, which may include fins attached to the axial members, define a helical flow angle that remains constant throughout the continuum of expanded configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adam Shields, Keith Milner, Melissa Lonn
  • Patent number: 10023676
    Abstract: Conjugated diene monovinylarene block copolymers containing an internal conjugated diene block and having superior kink resistance properties are disclosed. These copolymers can be used to produce tubing and other end-use articles, and can be a replacement for flexible PVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Jinping Joe Zhou, Walter H. Pace, David A. Young
  • Patent number: 10011708
    Abstract: Injection molded article with reduced stress whitening, said article comprises a composition of a heterophasic propylene copolymer, inorganic filler and optionally low amounts of a high density polyethylene, wherein said heterophasic propylene copolymer has a propylene copolymer as a matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: ABU DHABI POLYMERS CO. LTD (BOROUGE) LLC., Borealis AG
    Inventors: Janne Lampela, Thomas Rothmayer, Chris Chen
  • Patent number: 9982079
    Abstract: Described herein is polymer melt additive composition for use as a processing aid in the extrusion of a non-fluorinated polymer, the polymer melt additive composition comprising a fluorine-containing polymer derived from the polymerization of a monomer and a sulfinate-containing molecule, wherein the sulfinate-containing molecule is selected from the group consisting of: (a) CX1X3?CX2—(R)p—CZ1Z2—SO2M??Formula (I) (b) ?and (c) combinations thereof, wherein X1, X2, and X3 are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, a C1 to C4 alkyl group, and a C1 to C4 fluorinated alkyl group; R is a linking group; Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from F, CF3, and a perfluoroalkyl group; R1 and R2 are end-groups; p is 0 or 1; m is at least 2; and M is a cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Claude Lavallée, Gregg D. Dahlke, Denis Duchesne, Tatsuo Fukushi, Werner M. A. Grootaert, Miguel A. Guerra, Zai-Ming Qiu
  • Patent number: 9976021
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising: (a) an ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer having a Mooney viscosity [ML(1+4) 125° C.] of about 25 to about 300 and an ethylene content of at least about 60 wt % of the ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer; and (b) a polyolefin elastomer. The presence of the polyolefin elastomer improves rheological properties of the composition to an extent that does not significantly compromise other properties, such as tensile strength at break and compression set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Li, Milind B. Joshi, Jian Shen, Eric P. Jourdain, Virendra K. Tiwari, Jun Tong, Pradeep P. Patki
  • Patent number: 9969882
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyamide molding compounds which have an improved resistance to heat-aging and comprise the following compositions: (A) 25 to 84.99 wt.-% of at least one polyamide, (B) 15 to 70 wt.-% of at least one filler and reinforcing means, (C) 0.01 to 5.0 wt.-% of at least one inorganic radical interceptor, (D) 0 to 5.0 wt.-% of at least one heat stabilizer which is different from the inorganic free-radical scavenger under (C), and (E) 0 to 20.0 wt.-% of at least one additive. The invention further relates to molded articles produced from these polyamide molding compounds as components in the automobile or electrics/electronics sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventors: Oliver Thomas, Nikolai Lamberts, Botho Hoffmann, Andreas Bayer
  • Patent number: 9932427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pipe comprising at least one metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resin, wherein the polyethylene resin has a multimodal molecular weight distribution and comprises at least two metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene fractions A and B, wherein fractions A and B are prepared in different reactors of at least two reactors connected in series, wherein the polyethylene resin comprises: at least 30% by weight and at most 50% by weight of the polyethylene fraction A, based on the total weight of the polyethylene resin, wherein fraction A has a melt index MI2 of at least 50 g/10 min as determined on the fluff of fraction A according to ISO 1133:1997 condition D at a temperature of 190° C. and under a load of 2.16 kg; wherein fraction B has a density of at most 0.9210 g/cm3; and wherein the polyethylene resin has a melt index MI5 of at least 0.10 g/10 min and of at most 1.0 g/10 min as determined according to ISO 1133:1997, condition T, at 190° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Olivier Lhost, Jacques Michel
  • Patent number: 9927747
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a fixing member having a substrate, an elastic layer on the substrate, and a release layer on the elastic layer, having a thickness of 15 ?m or more and 25 ?m or less, and containing a fluororesin includes (1) providing a coating solution, containing: the fluororesin having a melt flow rate (MFR) of 1 g/10 min or more and 3 g/10 min or less, and an acrylic resin; (2) forming a coating film of the coating solution on the elastic layer; and (3) baking the coating film to melt the fluororesin therein, covering a surface of the elastic layer with the melted fluororesin, and forming the release layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akane Kuboyama, Yusuke Baba, Matsutaka Maeda
  • Patent number: 9919312
    Abstract: The manufacturing method of a microfluidic device includes the steps of: preparing a first substrate which is obtained by curing silicone resin containing an unreacted part of a Si—H group and a platinum catalyst after being cured and has a flat first surface in which a concave groove or a through hole is partly provided and a second substrate which has a flat second surface in which a concave groove or a through hole is partly provided as necessary and has a hydroxyl group on a flat face of the second surface; and joining the first substrate and the second substrate by sticking the first surface of the first substrate and the second surface of the second substrate together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fukoku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Sawada, Fumiaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9884331
    Abstract: A bellow seal of a fluid dispensing system is disclosed. The bellow seal having a generally circular cross section includes a first end having a first diameter. The bellow seal further includes a second end having a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter of the first end. The bellow seal further includes a contoured external surface extending between the first end and the second end. The external surface includes a cylindrical portion extending from the first end, an undulating portion, (which includes a convex portion extending from the cylindrical portion and a concave portion extending from the convex portion), and a tapered portion extending from the concave portion to the second end. The bellow seal further includes a flexible region defined between a first point located on the cylindrical portion and a second point located on the concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Parker J. Haffley, Matthew R. Theisen, Paul R. Quam
  • Patent number: 9764069
    Abstract: Processes are described herein for preparing medical devices and other articles having a low-fouling surface on a substrate comprising a polymeric surface. The polymeric surface material may possess a range of polymeric backbones and substituents while providing the articles with a highly efficient, biocompatible, and non-fouling surface. The processes involve treating the substrate to reduce the concentration of chemical species on the surface of or in the substrate without altering the bulk physical properties of the device or article, and thereafter forming a grafted polymer layer on the treated substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Semprus BioSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence A. Roth, Zheng Zhang, Chad C. Huval, Michael A. Bouchard, Christopher R. Loose
  • Patent number: 9738781
    Abstract: Polymer compositions containing conjugated diene monovinylarene block copolymers and styrenic thermoplastic elastomers are disclosed. These compositions can be used to produce tubing having superior kink resistance properties, and can be a replacement for flexible PVC in various end-use applications, such as in sheet products, film products, tubing products, and adhesive products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Jinping Joe Zhou, Jay M Chaffin, Charlie Rees
  • Patent number: 9735004
    Abstract: A method of exchanging or transforming end groups in and/or improving the ferroelectric properties of a PVDF-TrFE co-polymer is disclosed. A bulky or chemically dissimilar end group, such as an iodine, sulfate, aldehyde or carboxylic acid end group, may be transformed to a hydrogen, fluorine or chlorine atom. A method of making a PVDF-TrFE co-polymer is disclosed, including polymerizing a mixture of VDF and TrFE using an initiator, and transforming a bulky or chemically dissimilar end group to a hydrogen, fluorine or chlorine atom. A PVDF-TrFE co-polymer or other fluorinated alkene polymer is also disclosed. The co-polymer may be used as a ferroelectric, electromechanical, piezoelectric or dielectric material in an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Thin Film Electronics ASA
    Inventors: Jakob Nilsson, Christian Brox-Nilsen
  • Patent number: 9649210
    Abstract: A stent is formed by encasing or encapsulating metallic rings in an inner polymeric layer and an outer polymeric layer. At least one polymer link connects adjacent metallic rings. The stent is drug loaded with one or more therapeutic agent or drug, for example, to reduce the likelihood of the development of restenosis in the coronary arteries. The inner and outer polymeric materials can be of the same polymer or different polymer to achieve different results, such as enhancing flexibility and providing a stent that is visible under MRI, computer tomography and x-ray fluoroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovasular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Santosh Prabhu
  • Patent number: 9643368
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments generally relate to extruding multiple layers of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape. In particular, the aspects of the disclosed embodiments are directed to a method for producing a Bragg reflector comprising co-extrusion of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Guillemette, Robert G. Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 9587053
    Abstract: The disclosed is a preparation method of a propylene-1-butene copolymer by using a catalyst that includes a novel metallocene compound having excellent copolymerization activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Seop Noh, Churl Young Park, Won Hee Kim, Sang Jin Jeon, Ra Yun Choi, Byung Seok Kim, Ji Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 9580552
    Abstract: A polyamide ester resin includes: a repeat unit derived from a dicarboxylic acid; a repeat unit derived from a diamine; and a repeat unit represented by the following Formula 1, wherein the polyamide ester resin has a melting temperature (Tm) of about 280° C. or more. The polyamide ester resin can exhibit excellent properties in terms of moisture absorption resistance, heat resistance, discoloration resistance, fluidity and the like by using a cyclic ester. wherein R1 is a C3 to C12 linear, branched or cyclic alkylene group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Kyun Im, Shin Hyo Bae, Su Yeong Son, Ki Yon Lee, So Young Kwon, Joon Sung Kim, Jin Kyu Kim, Tae Joon Park, Young Sub Jin