Open-ended, Self-supporting Conduit, Cylinder, Or Tube-type Article Patents (Class 428/36.9)
  • Patent number: 11447617
    Abstract: A process for recycling thermoplastic polymer material to produce polymer pre-form, the process comprising the steps of pre-treating a polymer material for example by separating, sorting, cleaning and/or shaping; shredding the pre-treated polymer to produce polymer flakes; and processing the polymer material to produce a pre-form, characterised in that prior to the step (iii) of producing the pre-form, the polymer flakes are compacted to form pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Vitor Vila Verde
  • Patent number: 11417929
    Abstract: The Invention Relates To A Battery Compartment For An Electric Or Hybrid Vehicle, Characterised In That It Consists Of A Composition Comprising: —20 To 80 Wt % Of Reinforcement Fibres Relative To The Total Weight Of The Composition; —0 To 20 Wt % Of At Least One Impact Modifier Relative To The Total Weight Of The Composition; —0 To 20 Wt % Of Additives Relative To The Total Weight Of The Composition; —The Remainder Being A Matrix Comprising: —Mainly At Least One Polyamide And—At Least One Flame Retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Wissam Rached, Nicolas Dufaure
  • Patent number: 11400644
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a three-dimensional object by additive manufacturing includes a drive assembly operatively associated with a carrier and a window mount and configured to advance the carrier and the window mount away from one another. A first fluid switch is connected to a first fluid orifice when a window is present, or connected to the window mount and configured for connection to the window when the window is absent. A second fluid switch is connected to a second fluid orifice when the window is present, or connected to the window mount and configured for connection to the window when the window is absent. A fluid supply is connected to both the first and second fluid switch, and the fluid includes a polymerization inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Bob E. Feller, R. Griffin Price
  • Patent number: 11401412
    Abstract: Thermoplastic molding compositions containing A) from 29 to 99.99% by weight of a polyester, B) from 0.01 to 10% by weight of an ionomer composed of at least one copolymer of B1) from 30 to 99.9% by weight of ethylene B2) from 0 to 60% by weight of 1-octene or 1-butene or propylene or a mixture of these and B3) from 0.01 to 70% by weight of functional monomers, where the functional monomers are selected from the group of the carboxylic acid groups, carboxylic anhydride groups, carboxylic ester groups and mixtures of these, where component B) has been neutralized to an extent of at least 20% with alkali metal ions, based on 100% by weight of A) and B), and C) from 0 to 70% by weight of other additional substances, where the sum of the % by weight values for A) to C) is 100%, for use in the production of cable sheathing or optical-conductor sheathing via blow molding, profile extrusion, and/or pipe extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Simon Kniesel, Rainer Klenz
  • Patent number: 11380888
    Abstract: An electrode and a lithium secondary battery including the same. By preparing an electrode including an electrode active layer formed using a structure capable of supporting an electrode active material, safety and charge and discharge properties of a battery are improved due to morphological characteristics of the electrode active material being supported inside the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Byoungkuk Son, Jang Wook Choi, Byung Gon Kim, Minchul Jang, Eunkyung Park, Junghun Choi, Donghyeon Kang
  • Patent number: 11364327
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for an oxygenator device has multiple hollow fiber membranes that each have a hollow portion through which a heat medium passes, wherein the fibers are wound as a cylinder body. Each of the hollow fiber membranes follows a path between opposing ends of the cylinder body which is tilted with respect to a central axis of the cylinder body and is wound around the central axis of the cylinder body, wherein a tilt angle ? with respect to the central axis ranges from 22° to smaller than 67°, and wherein a constituent material of each of the hollow fiber membranes has a Young's modulus E ranging from 2.6 GPa to 0.07 GPa. During winding, the hollow fiber membranes are stretched according to a stretching rate between 0.5% and 3.0% and then fixed at the ends to maintain the stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Akira Gyoten, Ryuji Hiraguchi
  • Patent number: 11360011
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods of predicting the steady state small scale critical temperatures (S4 Tc) of polymer resins and pipes therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. Lanier, Mark J. Lamborn, Brent A. Fiedler, Chung C. Tso, John T. Blagg, Alan E. Miller
  • Patent number: 11339261
    Abstract: A prepreg contains: a reinforcing fiber material; and a resin composition with which the reinforcing fiber material is impregnated. The resin composition contains an epoxy resin, an amine curing agent, and an imidazole curing agent. An amount of the amine curing agent is less than or equal to 3.8 parts by mass, relative to 100 parts by mass of the epoxy resin, and a sum of the amount of the amine curing agent and an amount of the imidazole curing agent is less than or equal to 10 parts by mass, relative to 100 parts by mass of the epoxy resin. The fiber-reinforced composite material is a cured product of the prepreg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Teranishi, Satoshi Okamoto, Akira Oota, Masahiro Ichino
  • Patent number: 11286316
    Abstract: Compression blow formed articles having improved barrier properties and methods of making the same are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Saumitra Bhargava, Todd M. Zillmer
  • Patent number: 11255618
    Abstract: In this flat extruded aluminum multi-port tube, the corrosion-resistance, at inner surfaces of a plurality of flow passages independently and parallelly extending in the tube axial direction, is effectively enhanced. In a flat extruded aluminum multi-port tube 10 formed by an extrusion by employing an aluminum tube material and an aluminum sacrificial anode material having an electrochemically lower potential than the aluminum tube material, the aluminum sacrificial anode material is exposed to form a sacrificial anode portion 18 at least in a part of an inner circumferential portion in each of the plurality of flow passages 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Shinichi Nakamura, Naoki Yamashita, Seiichi Nagao, Satoshi Shibata, Kazuhisa Naitou, Takeshi Okinotani, Susumu Ichikawa, Akira Itoh
  • Patent number: 11230053
    Abstract: Provided are methods for making shaped fluoropolymer by additive processing using a polymerizable binder. Also are 3D printable compositions for making shaped fluoropolymer articles and articles comprising a shaped fluoropolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Bartow, Carsten Franke, Robin E. Wright, Fee Zentis, Klaus Hintzer, Gabriele H. Gottschalk-Gaudig, Bernd Gangnus, Malte Korten, Gallus Schechner, Wolfgang Neumann
  • Patent number: 11204111
    Abstract: A pipe, the inner surface of which is lined with a thermoplastic layer, is produced by a process comprising the following steps: a) a metal pipe is provided, b) a tubular inliner composed of a thermoplastic material is provided, c) a tape is cohesively helically bonded to the inliner, wherein the region of the contact surface of the tape consists of a moulding composition or an adhesive which adhere firmly to the surface of the inliner, and wherein the region of the opposing surface of the tape consists of a moulding composition or an adhesive which adhere firmly to the metal of the pipe, wherein the tape contains unidirectional reinforcing fibers; d) the cross section of the inliner is optionally reduced by exposure to an external force, e) the inliner is inserted into the metal pipe, f) by means of contact pressure and optionally heat, the inliner and metal pipe are firmly bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Fábio Gosi de Aquino, Markus Hartmann, Daniel Demicoli, Rainer Göring, Hermann van Laak, Horst Beyer, Lan de Gans Li
  • Patent number: 11167629
    Abstract: A glass run of a door having improved the air-tightly sealing performance, in the glass run of the door mounted on a door frame to support the circumference of the door glass in the door of a vehicle, wherein the glass may include an internal glass run to be mounted on the door frame to be in contact with the internal surface of the door glass; and an external glass run to be mounted on a portion of the door frame where a garnish is attached, and to support an end portion of the door glass, and wherein the external glass run includes a support member for keeping a state in which the internal glass run has been initially mounted on the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, HSR & ACo., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Sik Choi, Jae-Hong Kim, Gyung-Jae Heo, Jin-Hyung Bae
  • Patent number: 11135765
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming a three-dimensional object, which may include the steps of: (a) providing a carrier and an optically transparent member having a build surface, the carrier and the build surface defining a build region therebetween; (b) filling the build region with a polymerizable liquid that comprises a reactive blocked monomer and/or prepolymer comprising a self-polymerizing monomer and/or prepolymer blocked with a light-polymerizable blocking group; (c) irradiating the build region with light through said optically transparent member to form a solid polymer scaffold from the reactive blocked monomer and/or prepolymer and also advancing the carrier away from the build surface to form a three-dimensional intermediate; and then (d) heating and/or microwave irradiating, the three-dimensional intermediate sufficiently to degrade the scaffold and regenerate the monomer and/or prepolymer in de-blocked form, which monomer and/or prepolymer in turn self-polymerize, to form said three-dimensional obj
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Marie K. Herring, Matthew S. Menyo
  • Patent number: 11130326
    Abstract: A wrappable protective sleeve for providing protection to at least one elongate member contained therein and methods of construction and use thereof are provided. The sleeve includes a flexible textile wall having opposite inner and outer faces bounded by opposite edges and opposite ends. The opposite edges extend generally parallel to one another between the opposite ends. A pair of adhesive layers is bonded to the inner face, with each of the adhesive layers being spaced from one another. The adhesive layers extend between the opposite ends adjacent the opposite edges. Further, a release paper is releasably adhered to the pair of adhesive layers for subsequent removal and use of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Cassie M. Malloy, Jean Ferrand, Danny E. Winters, Tianqi Gao
  • Patent number: 11123520
    Abstract: An infusion system comprising a base, a pump, a fluid tubing set that connects the pump and the base, and a collapse-resistant catheter extending from the base and comprising a swellable inner element including one or more indents, and a non-swellable flexible outer sleeve covering an outer wall of the inner element, wherein when the swellable inner element absorbs liquid, the swellable inner element swells and the one or more indents control a direction of the swelling by causing the swellable inner element to fold inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Charles G. Hwang
  • Patent number: 11091610
    Abstract: A method and composition of making polymer products from thermoplastic polymers by melt processing. Cross-linked polyethylene are mixed with at least one thermoplastic matrix polymer to form a polymer composition which is melt-processed. The cross-linked polyethylene is formed by a finely divided powder with particles having a screened size of less than 600 ?m and a D50 of 200 to 400 ?m. Cross-linked polyolefin can be used in a cost-effective and simple manner so that products generally considered a waste, such as scrapped cross-linked polyethylene pipes or unused cross-linked polyethylene discarded in e.g. pipe making processes, can be recycled and used as a starting material for polymer products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Uponor Infra Oy
    Inventors: Tommy Ånäs, Hannes Mero
  • Patent number: 11077270
    Abstract: An article includes a path that extends across at least a portion of a surface of the article, the path being defined by at least one channel that traverses at least a portion of the surface or a first plurality of spaced features disposed on or in at least a portion of the surface. The first plurality of spaced features are arranged in a plurality of groupings. The groupings of features comprise repeat units, where the spaced features within a grouping are spaced apart at an average distance of about 1 nanometer to about 500 micrometers to define a path that traverses the plurality of spaced features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Chelsea Marie Magin, Shravanthi T. Reddy, Anthony B. Brennan, Rhea Marie May, Ethan Eugene Mann, Michael Ryan Mettetal
  • Patent number: 11059284
    Abstract: A substantially tubular interchangeable sleeve is adapted for applying a printing or coating liquid to a substrate material or offset roller. The sleeve has a multi-layer construction primarily consisting of a first outer layer of a dimensionally stable substantially fluid-impregnable solid material, such as aluminum or steel, around the exterior surface of which is affixed or applied a print or coating liquid receiving plate or layer. The sleeve further comprises one or more further interior layers of relatively less dimensionally stable, compressible, usually fibrous materials disposed inwardly of the interior surface of the first layer which, under air pressure, can be compressed so as to enlarge the inner dimensions of the sleeve so that it can be slid over a suitable bridge mandrel. The sleeve further comprises at least one end ring of a dimensionally stable substantially fluid-impregnable solid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sandon Global Engraving Technology Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Hedges
  • Patent number: 11054067
    Abstract: Disclosed is an unbonded flexible pipe for subsea transportation of fluids. The pipe has a length and a centre axis and includes a plurality of layers including at least one polypropylene based layer including a modified polypropylene compound including: at least about 50% by weight of a base polypropylene (base PP) which consists of polypropylene including up to about 10% by weight of one or more co-monomers other than propylene, and at least about 1% by weight of a plastomer including a propylene and at least one co-monomer other than propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Inger-Margrete Procida, Allan Boye Hansen
  • Patent number: 11028226
    Abstract: A high temperature resistant polyimide film and its preparation method. The present invention relates to a polyimide film and its preparation method and solves the problems of honeycomb's and skin panel's core adhesive—polyimide film with insufficient heat resistance, no climbing of bonding core structure and adhesive fillet formation. The high temperature resistant polyimide film is made by polyimide solution, inorganic filler modifier and interface coupling agent by the steps of: under specific temperature and stirring conditions, adding inorganic filler modifier and interface coupling agent to polyimide solution, stirring to obtain the adhesive agent; filtering and degassing the adhesive agent, casting to a stainless steel drum with carrier cloth and release paper to obtain a self-supporting film; then heating and annealing to obtain the final polyimide film. The present invention is applied to high temperature resistant polyimide film and its preparation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Changwei Liu, Wanbao Xiao, Chunyan Qu, Dezhi Wang, Kai Xu, Bo Wang, Hongfeng Li, Hao Feng, Yueyu Guan, Haidong Yang, Haimin Wang, Yang Zhang, Cheng Du, Dongpeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 11015042
    Abstract: A composition comprising a tread enhancement additive for use in a number of applications including tires is disclosed. The tread enhancement additive is prepared from an unmodified alkyl phenol resin by reducing the hydroxyl value of the unmodified alkyl phenol resin, forming a modified alkyl phenol resin having a decreased hydroxyl value. The composition exhibits improved performance characteristics such as enhanced wet grip and decreased rolling resistance and improved abrasion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers LLC
    Inventors: Johan Stroomer, Hannes Hendrik Peter van Erp, Wolfgang Pille-Wolf, Jochem Hendrik Willem Vervelde
  • Patent number: 10990048
    Abstract: A fixing belt includes an annular resin base layer having a water absorption rate of 3% or less, a metal layer provided on the outer peripheral surface of the resin base layer, and an elastic layer provided on the outer peripheral surface of the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomotake Inagaki, Ryohei Yoshikawa, Ryo Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10934406
    Abstract: A prepreg tape in which reinforcing fiber bundles are impregnated with a thermosetting resin composition, wherein the prepreg tape has a tack value measured at 23° C. at a plunger push pressure of 90 kPa of 5-40 kPa, a tack value measured at 45° C. and a plunger push pressure of 150 kPa of 35-100 kPa, and a drape value at 23° C. of 10-40°, and includes unidirectional fibers arranged along the direction of length of the prepreg tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Okamoto, Yukihiro Harada, Atsushi Nohara
  • Patent number: 10913843
    Abstract: Provided are a resin composition, a pellet, a veil, a vibration damping material, a sound insulator, and an intermediate film for laminated glass, each of which is much more excellent in damping properties. Specifically, the resin composition is a resin composition containing the following block copolymer or hydrogenation product thereof (X); and a tackifier resin (Y) having a glass transition temperature of ?50 to 45° C., wherein when a glass transition temperature of a polymer block (B) of the block copolymer or hydrogenation product thereof (X) is designated as Tg(X), and a glass transition temperature of the tackifier resin (Y) is designated as Tg(Y), an absolute value of a difference between Tg(X) and Tg(Y) is 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Senda, Shinya Oshita, Yoshiaki Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10889666
    Abstract: The invention is related to a process for producing modified polyethylene having decreased melt flow rate (5 kg, 190° C.) (MFR). In particular, the present invention is directed to a process in a controlled manner for producing modified polyethylene recyclates having low MFR and low gel content directly by reactive extrusion processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Franz Ruemer, Carl-Gustav Ek, Mattias Bergqvist
  • Patent number: 10864070
    Abstract: Thin PTFE layers are described having little or no node and fibril microstructure and methods of manufacturing PTFE layers are disclosed that allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffrey B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 10825749
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display panel and a display apparatus. The display panel comprises a back plate and a cover plate which are oppositely arranged, and at least a portion of a side formed by the back plate and the cover plate is attached with a protective film to seal a corresponding portion of a gap between the back plate and the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10822445
    Abstract: A process for the continuous synthesis of a diene elastomer by n reactors r1 to rn, n ranging from 2 to 15, is provided. The reactor r1 is fed by an input solution comprising a solvent, one or more monomers, an anionic polymerization initiator and a polar agent, one or more of the reactor(s) r2 to rn also being fed by reinjection of a purified solution comprising solvent and/or monomer(s), the purity of the or of each reinjected solution being such that the proportion of the number of dead chains in the output stream from the reactor rn is less than 30%, of the number of living chains initiated in the reactor r1, the temperature of each reactor ranging from 20 to 150° C. and being greater than or equal to the temperature of the reactor which immediately precedes it, the diene elastomer having a polydispersity index of 1.1 to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Margarita Dorato, Lionel Flesinski, Pierre Kiener
  • Patent number: 10822485
    Abstract: Described herein is a resin composition capable of giving a liquid-packaging container satisfying both high flexibility and low-temperature impact resistance, excellent in low-temperature heat seal strength an also excellent in bag-breakage strength; a heat sealing agent and a film for liquid-packaging container containing the resin composition; a liquid-packaging container formed of the film for liquid-packaging container; a liquid-packaging container and a liquid discharge member obtained using the resin composition; and a medical container having the liquid-packaging container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nojima, Hajime Takagi, Shinya Oshita
  • Patent number: 10800910
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new heterophasic polypropylene composition showing a good balance between stiffness and impact at low haze, as well as to its use for injection molded articles. The present invention is also directed to provide such heterophasic polypropylene composition in a more simplified mode of production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Markus Gahleitner, Jingbo Wang, Elisabeth Potter
  • Patent number: 10787553
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition comprising a granular polyethylene resin characterized by a resin solid density of from 0.91 to 0.97 g/cm3, a ratio of intraparticle void volume to interparticle void volume of from 0.33 to 0.67, and a total resin porosity, ?total, of equal to or greater than 0.45 is provided. Further provided are articles made from the polyethylene composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William J. Michie, Jr., Dale A. Wright, Robert J. Jorgensen, Carl F. Baker, Burkhard E. Wagner, Joe B. Garrett, Jr., Matthew H. Mills
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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