Single Layer (continuous Layer) Patents (Class 428/36.92)
  • Patent number: 10208405
    Abstract: Polylactide fibers are made from a blend of polylactides. One of the polylactides has a ratio of R-lactic and S-lactic units from 8:92 to 92:8. The second polylactide has a ratio of the R-lactic and S-lactic units of ?97:3 or ?3:97. The ratio of the R-lactic units to S-lactic units in the blend is from 7:93 to 25:75 or from 75:25 to 93:7. The polylactide fiber contains at least 5 Joules of polylactide crystallites per gram of polylactide resin in the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NatureWorks LLC
    Inventors: Chad Henry Kamann, Robert A. Green
  • Patent number: 10150862
    Abstract: Transesterified-blend compositions comprising transesterified furan-based polyester and transesterified terephthalate-based polyester disclosed herein and articles made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Yefim Brun, Alicia Maria Castagna, Ken-Hsuan Liao, Fredrik Nederberg, Elizabeth Forrester McCord, Christopher John Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 9988505
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition comprising an ethylene/?-olefin copolymerized linear low density polyethylene, wherein the polyethylene composition has a Mw of from 100,000 g/mol to 200,000 g/mol, a Mw/Mn of from 4.0 to 9.0, a Mz/Mw of from 4.0 to 7.0, and a Mz+1/Mw of from 4.5 to 13.5, is provided. A film formed of the polyethylene composition is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Dali Gao, Hongwei Shi, Shijun Zhang, Meifang Guo, Luqiang Yu, Jinliang Qiao, Ruxian Li, Yujing Tang, Jianjun Yin, Liangshi Wang, Honghong Huang, Qingquan Yang, Hao Zou, Jie Li, Liying Zhang, Hua Yin, Jianye Liu, Jingbo Shao, Mingfu Lyu, Liqiu Chu, Meng Xu, Hui Quan, Kai Xu, Mu Dong, Yun Lyu, Yihui Xu, Yaohui Xu, Peng Guo, Yiqing Bai
  • Patent number: 9969827
    Abstract: A process capable of producing an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer having a high molecular weight even under the conditions of a high polymerization temperature is provided. The process for producing an ethylene/?-olefin copolymer includes copolymerizing ethylene and an ?-olefin having 3 or more carbon atoms in the presence of an olefin polymerization catalyst including a crosslinked metallocene compound (A) represented by the following general formula [I] and a cocatalyst component (B). In the general formula [I], Y is selected from a carbon atom, etc., M is a hafnium atom or the like, R1 to R12 are each selected from a hydrogen atom, a hydrocarbon group, etc., R13 and R14 are each a substituted aryl group or the like, at least one of R13 and R14 is a substituted aryl group having one or more electron-donating substituents having a Hammett substituent constant ? of not more than ?0.2, Q is selected from a halogen atom, etc., and j is an integer of 1 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Endo, Mayumi Hiwara, Sadahiko Matsuura, Yoko Kosugi, Yuichi Yamamura, Yusuke Mizobuchi
  • Patent number: 9946388
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a piezoelectric detection electrode, an insulating substrate, a piezoelectric base film, a piezoelectric detection electrode and an insulating substrate. The insulating substrate includes a top face and a bottom face on which the piezoelectric detection electrode is formed. The insulating substrate includes a top face and a bottom face on which the piezoelectric detection electrode is formed. The pressure sensor includes the piezoelectric film whose opposite principal surfaces are provided with respective piezoelectric detection electrodes. When viewed from a direction orthogonal to the principal surfaces, an opening is provided in a center region of one of the piezoelectric detection electrodes provided on at least one of the principal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Mori, Hiroyuki Nakaji, Hidekazu Kano
  • Patent number: 9840049
    Abstract: A formulation includes a polymeric material and can be used to form an insulated container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Svetlana I Contrada, David Dezhou Sun, Abboud L Mamish
  • Patent number: 9694531
    Abstract: A preform for blow moulding to form a container, the preform being formed of a thermoplastic material, the preform comprising a neck finish at an open end of the preform, an elongate body section and a closed end, wherein the body section has elongate, longitudinally extending inner and outer surfaces each centered about a longitudinal axis of the preform, the inner and outer surfaces defining therebetween a wall of the body section, wherein the wall of the body section has at least one locally thickened portion along the body section, the locally thickened portion being thicker than adjacent first and second thinner portions at respective opposite longitudinal ends of the thickened portion, the thickened portion having an inner surface portion which is nearer to the longitudinal axis than respective first and second inner surface portions of the first and second thinner portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GR8 ENGINEERING LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Reginald Clarke
  • Patent number: 9688425
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plastic preform (200) for a container (300) comprising at least one elongate reinforcing element (210), and obtained by injection-molding. The present invention further relates to a container (300) blow-molded from such a preform (200), and comprising at least one reinforcing element (320), and having a continuous and smooth outer surface (310b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Bazlur Rashid, A.B.M., Patrick Ryan Walker, Robert Lepior, Eric Didier, Eric Lupke, David Hutts
  • Patent number: 9644281
    Abstract: An article having a metal surface is treated to have one or more desired optical effects. The surface is anodized to create an anodic film having pores therein. In some embodiments, an electrodeposition process is performed to deposit one or more metals within the pores of the anodic film. In some embodiments, a pre-dip procedure is performed prior to electrodeposition to create a more uniformly colored anodic film. In some embodiments, one or more dyes are deposited within the pores of the anodic film. In some embodiments, the substrate is exposed to a chemical etching process prior to anodizing to create a micro-textured surface that enhances the richness of the color of the anodic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Masashige Tatebe, Takahiro Oshima
  • Patent number: 9587096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polypropylene composition comprising a propylene random copolymer (A) with at least one comonomer selected from alpha-olefins with 2 or 4 to 8 carbon atoms and a nucleating agent (B), wherein the polypropylene composition has a polydispersity index (PI) of from 2.0 to 7.0, a melt flow rate MFR2 (2:16 kg, 230° C.) of from 0.05 to 1.0 g/10 min, determined according to ISO 1133 and a Charpy Notched Impact Strength at 0° C. of at least 4.0 kJ/m2, determined according to ISO 179/1eA:2000 using notched injection molded specimens, a process for producing said polypropylene composition, an article comprising said polypropylene composition and the use of said polypropylene composition for the production of an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: ABU DHABI POLYMERS COMPANY LIMITED, BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Cristian Hedesiu, Kauno Alastalo
  • Patent number: 9522482
    Abstract: The invention concerns a preform for a plastic container in the form of a can intended particularly for pressurized beverages, and the preform holder in the container manufacturing process. The preform (10) consists of a body (1) with a neck (3) ended with a thin outer flange (4). A supporting flange (6) is formed on the inner wall of the neck (3a), while the outer surface of the neck (3b) is even. The preform holder comprises a body (11) provided with pockets (13). The pockets seat mobile-anchored clasps (14) which are clamped on the body (11) with an elastic clamping ring (15). The clasps (14) each ends with a tooth (16) which extends over the seat (17) where the thin outer flange (4) of the preform (10) rests. The inner side wall of the seat (17) has a groove (19) carved in it to accommodate the supporting flange (6) of the preform (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: INVENTO SP. Z O.O.
    Inventors: Bogumil Milkowski, Dariusz Lewandowski, Andzej Toborowicz
  • Patent number: 9493640
    Abstract: Described herein are a wood plastic composite including an oleaginous microbial biomass, a thermoplastic composite including a heterotrophically cultivated microalgal biomass, and related articles and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: TerraVia Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Adam R. Pawloski, John Piechocki, Adrienne McKee
  • Patent number: 9410217
    Abstract: Provided is a method of treating a saccharide-containing composition, the method comprising contacting a composition containing a saccharide with a compound of formula (I) or a salt thereof wherein R1-R4, X, and n are as described herein. Further provided is a composition comprising a saccharide and a compound of formula (I) or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Renmatix, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis Lipiecki, Sachin Arora
  • Patent number: 9404032
    Abstract: Polylactide fibers are made from a blend of polylactides. One of the polylactides has a ratio of R-lactic and S-lactic units from 8:92 to 92:8. The second polylactide has a ratio of the R-lactic and S-lactic units of >97:3 or <3:97. The ratio of the R-lactic units to S-lactic units in the blend is from 7:93 to 25:75 or from 75:25 to 93:7. The polylactide fiber contains at least 5 Joules of polylactide crystallites per gram of polylactide resin in the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: NatureWorks LLC
    Inventors: Chad Henry Kamann, Robert A. Green
  • Patent number: 9394072
    Abstract: A plastic container including an upper portion, a base, a plurality of surface features, and a substantially cylindrical portion. The upper portion has a mouth defining an opening into the container. The base is movable to accommodate vacuum forces generated within the container thereby decreasing the volume of the container. The plurality of surface features are included with the base and are configured to accommodate vacuum forces. The substantially cylindrical portion extends between the upper portion and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Terry D. Patcheak, David Downing, Frederick C. Beuerle, Walter J. Strasser, Christopher Howe, Luke A. Mast
  • Patent number: 9333692
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented polyester film comprising polyester and at least one hydrolysis stabilizer selected from a glycidyl ester of a branched monocarboxylic acid, wherein the monocarboxylic acid has from 5 to 50 carbon atoms, wherein said hydrolysis stabilizer is present in the film in the form of its reaction product with at least some of the end-groups of said polyester, and wherein said reaction product is obtained by the reaction of the hydrolysis stabilizer with the end-groups of the polyester in the presence of a metal cation selected from the group consisting of Group I and Group II metal cations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS U.S. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: William J. Brennan, Simon Vernon Mortlock, William Bryden Goldie, Emma Ashford, Kirstin Jayne Forsyth, David R. Turner, Allan Lovatt
  • Patent number: 9302840
    Abstract: A container made of thermoplastic material having a body in which at least one side panel is hollowed out, the container including a central zone having, in a longitudinal plane, a concave profile, and an adjoining zone longitudinally extending the central zone and having, in a longitudinal plane, a convex profile. The central zone and the adjoining zone are stiffened, and the junction between the central zone and the adjoining zone defines a deformable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Michel Boukobza
  • Patent number: 9290662
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoplastic resin composition which is produced by a method which includes melt-kneading: (a) a polyphenylene sulfide resin, with (b) a polyetherimide resin or a polyethersulfone resin. The thermoplastic resin composition contains 99 to 1% by weight of the component (a) and 1 to 99% by weight of the component (b) based on 100% by weight of the total amount of the component (a) and the component (b). The melt-kneading step is conducted by employing an extruder provided with an elongational flow zone which is a zone in which melt-kneading is performed while being allowed to undergo elongational flow, wherein the flow effect pressure drop is from 50 to 1,000 kg/cm2 and is determined by subtracting the pressure value (P0) of the molten resin in the elongational flow zone from the pressure value (P) of the molten resin before entering the elongational flow zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsumoto, Kei Saito, Naoya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9260617
    Abstract: Provided herein is an inkjet ink composition for printing irremovable color trace marks on polymer substrates. The composition disclosed herein comprises a surface colorant, a hydrophobic colorant capable of staining the polymer substrates disclosed herein, a hydrophobic colorant carrier which provides good solubility for the hydrophobic colorant, a binder and an ink solvent system. Printing with the composition disclosed herein on multilayered plastic packaging provides a double layered print. The surface colorants can be removed by an organic solvent, while the hydrophobic colorant can stain the nonporous substrates, giving a watermark of the surface print or an inner layer trace marks, which are highly resistance against chemical and physical stress. The composition disclosed herein also allows color tuning of the trace marks. Attempt to remove the printed information by any physical or chemical means will leave irremovable color trace marks, thus allowing consumers to detect tampered goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: INNER MONGOLIA XIANHONG SCIENCE CO. LTD
    Inventors: Pei Li, Kin Man Ho, Chun Ho Yam, Kwai Sang Ng, Siu Sun Chan
  • Patent number: 9217056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to copolymers, in particular poly(butylenesuccinate-co-furanoate) (PBSF) copolymers, which have advantageous mechanical properties, and also to polymeric compositions comprising them. It also relates to a process for preparing these polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ROQUETTE FRERES
    Inventors: Nicolas Jacquel, Rene Saint-Loup, Francoise Fenouillot-Rimlinger, Jean-Pierre Pascault, Alain Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9133302
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermoplastic elastomer composition having excellent thermal resistance, and which includes a hard segment of a resin component, an elastic soft segment of a rubber component and the like. The thermoplastic elastomer composition has properties of both a plastic and a rubber, and, in particular, it has an elasticity as a function of a rubber at room temperature, and is further plasticized at high temperatures so as to be molded. Further, by increasing a proportion of the hard segment, the thermoplastic elastomer composition has improved heat resistance and grease resistance. Accordingly, the present invention provides a thermoplastic elastomer composition having excellent thermal resistance, which can be applied to an automotive constant velocity joint boot and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Min-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9102802
    Abstract: A formulation includes a polymeric material, a nucleating agent, a blowing agent, and a surface active agent. The formulation can be used to form a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Philip A. Driskill, Charles T. Wallace, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds, Svetlana I. Contrada
  • Patent number: 9061796
    Abstract: A container for condiments includes a container portion having generally planar bottom, a generally parallel flange, a discharge spout, and a sidewall extending between the bottom and the flange. A generally planar cover portion is secured to the flange by an adhesive such that there exists a non-bonded region between the cover and the flange. At least one section of the flange in the non-bonded region is bent downwardly away from the cover portion to form therebetween a finger-access gap. The sidewall includes a front portion disposed below the spout and extending downwardly with respect thereto. The sidewall front portion is configured to prevent the spout from becoming displaced upwardly in response to the sidewall front portion being contacted by the rear portion of another container in a package of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: H.J. HEINZ COMPANY
    Inventors: Craig S. Caldwell, John Marshall, William F. Rasile
  • Publication number: 20150147508
    Abstract: A method for forming a halogen-free curable composition containing a benzoxazine monomer, at least one epoxy resin, a catalyst, a toughening agent and a solvent. The halogen-free curable composition is especially suited for use in automobile and aerospace applications since the composition, upon curing, produces a composite having a high glass transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Roger Tietze, Yen-Loan Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20150140247
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-pressure gas hose or storage vessel comprising at least one layer of a resin composition comprising (A) 1,2-diol in a side chain-containing vinyl alcohol-based resin, and (B) fluororesin having polar functional group capable of reacting with or forming hydrogen bond(s) with hydroxyl group. The gas-barrier layer comprising the resin composition has a favorable wettability of the interface between the component (A) and the component (B), and therefore the gas-barrier layer exhibits high level gas-barrier property without causing blister under the condition of high pressure of not only oxygen or air but also small molecule gas such as hydrogen. Furthermore, the gas barrier layer has superior flexibility and superior durability with respect to changes accompanying the supply and removal of high-pressure gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo SHIBUTANI, Taiji KANDA, Yasuhiro HIRANO, Akinobu INAKUMA
  • Publication number: 20150140248
    Abstract: A polycarbonate resin composition includes: a polycarbonate resin; inorganic fillers including flake and acicular fillers; and a sulfonate represented by Formula 1, wherein the sulfonate is present in an amount of about 0.1 parts by weight to about 1.0 part by weight based on about 100 parts by weight of the polycarbonate resin. The polycarbonate resin composition can exhibit excellent stiffness, excellent impact resistance, excellent property balance therebetween, and the like. wherein R1 is a C6 to C30 hydrocarbon group; M is an alkali or alkali earth metal; and n is 1 or 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Ha Na RA, Yong Tae KIM, Su Hak BAE, Sung Hee AHN, Ji Hye LEE, Hyun Ho LEE, Hyun Joo HAN
  • Publication number: 20150132519
    Abstract: Structural elements comprised of functionalized material in a rapidly setting resin. The structural elements are rapidly deployable and arranged as structures that provide ballistic and impact resistance. The structures are fabricated using specific molds that shape a specific rapid cure resin-filler mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: John Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9028938
    Abstract: An electronic component packaging sheet formed of a styrene resin composition includes: (A) 29-65 mass parts of a styrene-conjugated diene block copolymer; (B) 51-15 mass parts of a polystyrene resin; and (C) 20-9 mass parts of an impact resistant polystyrene resin. Components (A)-(C) each have a weight average molecular weight (Mw) within a specified range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junpei Fujiwara, Masatoshi Kawata
  • Publication number: 20150126827
    Abstract: A covering cap, in particular for placing on a skin analyzer, contains an end wall bounded by a circumferential edge, and a circumferential wall adjoining the circumferential edge of the end wall. At least one part of the covering cap has a thickness that is less than a thickness of the circumferential wall in a portion of the circumferential wall that lies in the region or end of the circumferential wall remote from the end wall. The end wall is of a gas-permeable configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: HAGL Peter
  • Publication number: 20150122766
    Abstract: Disclosed are preforms which incorporate improvements in the region of the neck and upper segment of the body to allow the production of lightweight containers, such as bottles suitable for containing water or other beverages. In accordance with certain embodiments, the improvements include a thinner neck finish area than conventional bottles, where the thinner area is extended into the upper segment of the body portion below the support ring. Reducing the thickness in these areas of the bottle allows for less resin to be used in forming the preform and bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Niagara Bottling LLC
    Inventor: Jay Clarke Hanan
  • Publication number: 20150125646
    Abstract: Thermally conductive polymer materials having thermally conductive charges and polymer network compositions characterized by the fact that the network is able to reorganize by exchange reactions that allow it to relax stresses and/or flow while maintaining network connectivity. As a result, the polymer network is characterized by its finite viscosity at elevated temperatures in spite of the crosslinking. These characteristics provide such materials remarkable properties for use as thermal interface and notably improved adhesion, self-repairing, in addition to greater processing flexibility, better mechanical properties, improved chemical resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Francois Tournilhac, Ludwik Leibler, Jacques Lewiner, Ugo Lafont, Sybrand Van Der Zwaag, Henk Van Zeijl
  • Patent number: 9023446
    Abstract: A blow-molded PET container comprising a wall having a density of between about 1.370 g/cc and 1.385 g/cc, a heat-induced crystallinity of from about 18% to about 25%, and a strain-induced crystallinity of from about 55% to about 75%, wherein the PET container, when filled with a liquid having a temperature of from about 100° C. to about 132° C. or when subjected to a pasteurization or retort process, will not experience a change in volume of greater than 3%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Packaging LC, L.P.
    Inventors: Kerry W. Silvers, Mark D. Schneider, Sergey B. Bobrov, Samuel E. Evins
  • Publication number: 20150118427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition Z comprising a component B, a component C, a component D, a component E and a component P, wherein the component B is a polyethylene glycol, the component C is a polyglycerol ester, the component D is an earth alkali carbonate, the component E is a phyllosilicate, and the component P is a polystyrene and/or an alloy thereof. Composition Z is suitable to increase the hydrophilic properties of processed solid or foamed polystyrene material, especially for making a film, sheet or food tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: CLARIANT FINANCE (BVI) LIMITED
    Inventors: Pirko Kolditz, Lutz Liebehentschel
  • Publication number: 20150118431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a composite article comprising cellulose pulp fibers and a thermoplastic matrix, wherein said process comprises the steps of: a) mixing a refined aqueous pulp suspension with a water suspension of thermoplastic fibers into a composition, b) forming the composition into a fiber web, c) dewatering the fiber web, d) drying the fiber web, and e) heating and pressing the dried fiber web from step d) to melt said thermoplastic fibers into a thermoplastic matrix and form a composite article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Narcis Mesic, Anna Linda Viktoria Friman
  • Patent number: 9018312
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition with improved impact resistance can include (A) about 30 to about 99 parts by weight of an epoxy group-containing styrenic polymer comprising (A1) about 5 to about 100% by weight of an epoxy group-containing vinyl copolymer containing about 0.001 to about 5.0 mol % of an epoxy compound; and (A2) about 0 to about 95% by weight of a rubber modified styrenic copolymer resin; (B) about 1 to about 70 parts by weight of a polyester resin; (C) about 0.001 to about 10 parts by weight of a silicone oil, per 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising (A) and (B); (D) about 3 to about 20 parts by weight of a bromine-containing flame retardant, per 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising (A) and (B); and (E) about 0.1 to about 6 parts by weight of a flame retardant aid, per 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising (A) and (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Se Bum Son, Sung Hee Ahn, In Hwan Oh, Sung Duk Hwang
  • Patent number: 9012026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a copolyamide comprising at least two different units corresponding to the following general formulation: A/X.T A is chosen from a unit obtained from an amino acid, a unit obtained from a lactam and a unit corresponding to the formula (Ca diamine).(Cb diacid), with a representing the number of carbon atoms of the diamine and b representing the number of carbon atoms of the diacid, a and b each being between 4 and 36, advantageously between 9 and 18, X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Thierry Briffaud, Philippe Blondel
  • Publication number: 20150104599
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition includes a poly(carbonate-arylate ester); and an organophosphorus compound in an amount effective to provide 0.1 to 1.0 wt % phosphorus based on the total weight of the composition, wherein an article molded from the composition has a smoke density after four minutes (Ds-4) of less than or equal to 300 determined according to ISO 5659-2 on a 3 mm thick plaque and a maximum average rate of heat release emission (MAHRE) of less than or equal to 90 kW/m2 determined according to ISO 5660-1 on a 3 mm thick plaque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Adrianus Johannes van der Mee, Robert Dirk van de Grampel, Roland Sebastian Assink, Paul Dean Sybert
  • Publication number: 20150104598
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition comprising from about 50 to about 99 by weight percent of a nylon 6,6 resin, from about 1 to about 50 by weight percent of a polymer performance modifier and about from 0.01 to about 25 by weight percent of a silicone based additive, wherein the silicone based additive comprises an ultrahigh molecular weight siloxane polymer that is unfunctionalized and non-reactive with the polyamide resin, wherein the thermoplastic composition has an impact strength value which is greater than the combination of the polyamide resin and the polymer performance modifier or the combination of the polyamide resin and the silicone based additive and wherein the thermoplastic composition has an ultimate tensile strength that is at least 80% that of the combination of the polyamide resin and the polymer performance modifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Rajeev S. BHATIA
  • Publication number: 20150104597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of polyolefin blends compatibilization and in particular to reactive compatibilization of polyethylene/polypropylene blends. The present invention discloses thermoplastic compositions, and their use, comprising: a) a blend of polypropylene and polyethylene, b) an ethylene epoxide copolymer and c) an ethylene/propylene copolymer grafted or copolymerized with a carboxylic acid or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: LOIC PIERRE ROLLAND, JACQUES ANDRE
  • Publication number: 20150104596
    Abstract: Prior art for processing human cell or tissue biopsy specimens implies the individualization of the specimens by marking the specimen containers (e.g. for transportation) and the specimen holders (e.g. plastic cassettes, glass slides) but not the specimen itself. The specimen processing steps include several manual transfers of the specimens between different containers and specimen holders. This manual transfer may result in specimen mix-ups. These specimen mix-ups can be prevented by attaching solvent resistant uni- or multicolored barcoded cuttable strips of cellulose acetate directly to the specimens thereby marking and individualizing the specimen itself. The strips adhere to the specimens at all steps of tissue processing and evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ulrich Felix Vogel
  • Patent number: 8999472
    Abstract: A tubular conduit is disclosed. The tubular conduit comprises a tubular portion made from a flexible material and an axially extending external helical formation located around the outside of the tubular portion. The external helical formation is for supporting the tubular portion. Optionally the tubular portion also comprises an axially extending internal helical protrusion, which imparts a helical flow to a fluid passing through the tubular portion. It is preferred that the tubular conduit is a vascular graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Vascular Flow Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Robert Gordon Hood, Craig McLeod Duff
  • Publication number: 20150093531
    Abstract: A container for precision members is prepared from a polycarbonate resin, wherein a polycarbonate resin solution prepared by immersing the polycarbonate resin in water and leaving the solution has chloride ions (Cl?), fluoride ions (F?) and sulfate ions (SO42-) in a concentration of about 2 ppb or less, independently of each other, as detected by ion chromatography (IC). The container for precision members is capable of preserving and transporting the precision members predisposed to damage by minor amounts of impurities or contaminants without damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jong Chan HUR, Jun Ho CHI, Woo Suk CHEI, Eun Byul LEE
  • Publication number: 20150086739
    Abstract: Unoriented film comprising at least one layer of a polymer composition comprising a styrenic based elastomer and a propylene copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Klaus Bernreitner, Markus Gahleitner, Manfred Gruenberger, Martina Sandholzer
  • Publication number: 20150086738
    Abstract: A moulding composition, comprising at least 40 wt. % of the following components: a) 60 to 99 parts by wt. of a partially aromatic copolyamide which comprises as polymerized monomer units: I. 30 to 90 mol % of a combination of hexamethylenediamine and terephthalic acid; and II. 70 to 10 mol % of a lactam and/or of an ?-aminocarboxylic acid with 11 or 12 C atoms; and b) 40 to 1 parts by wt. of an olefinic copolymer comprising as polymerized monomer units: i) 35 to 94.9 wt. % of ethene-based monomer units, ii) 5 to 65 wt. % of monomer units based on a 1-alkene with 4 to 8 C atoms, iii) 0 to 10 wt. % of monomer units based on an olefin different from i) and ii), and iv) 0.1 to 2.5 wt. % of monomer units based on an aliphatically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid anhydride, wherein a sum of the weight % values of i), ii), iii) and iv) is 100%, and the sum of the parts by wt. of a) and b) is 100; which can is processed into moulded articles with improved thermal aging resistance is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Industries AG
    Inventors: Jasmin NITSCHE, Harald Haeger, Sebastian Geerkens, Franz-Erich Baumann, Reinhard Beuth
  • Publication number: 20150086737
    Abstract: A moulding composition, comprising at least 40 wt. % of the following components: a) 60 to 99 parts by wt. of a partially aromatic copolyamide which comprises as polymerized monomer units: I. 30 to 90 mol % of a combination of hexamethylenediamine and terephthalic acid; and II. 70 to 10 mol % of a combination of hexamethylenediamine and a linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid with 8 to 19 C atoms; and b) 40 to 1 parts by wt. of an olefinic copolymer comprising as polymerized monomer units: i) 35 to 94.9 wt. % of ethene-based monomer units, ii) 5 to 65 wt. % of monomer units based on a 1-alkene with 4 to 8 C atoms, iii) 0 to 10 wt. % of monomer units based on an olefin different from i) and ii), and iv) 0.1 to 2.5 wt. % of monomer units based on an aliphatically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid anhydride, wherein the sum of the wt. % values of i), ii), iii) and iv) is 100%, and the sum of the parts by wt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Evonik Industries AG
    Inventors: Jasmin NITSCHE, Harald HAEGER, Sebastian GEERKENS, Franz-Erich BAUMANN, Reinhard BEUTH
  • Publication number: 20150079324
    Abstract: A resin composition is provided which is excellent in impact resistance, heat resistance, moldability, and chemical resistance and which is suitable, for example, as a molding material for a portable terminal housing. An aromatic polycarbonate composite resin composition contains, with respect to 100 parts by mass of a resin component formed of 60 to 90 parts by mass of an aromatic polycarbonate resin (A) and 10 to 40 parts by mass of a polyester resin (B), 3 to 20 parts by mass of a graft copolymer (C) formed by graft polymerization of a (meth)acrylic acid ester compound with a diene-based rubber and 0.005 to 0.1 parts by mass of a stabilizer (D). The graft copolymer (C) has a sulfur content of 100 to 1,500 ppm and an average particle diameter of 70 to 240 nm, and the stabilizer (D) is an organic phosphate compound represented by the following general formula (I). O?P(OH)m(OR)3-m??(I) R represents an alkyl group or an aryl group. m represents 0 to 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ENGINEERING-PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuusuke Nii
  • Publication number: 20150072095
    Abstract: Molded article comprising a propylene copolymer having a xylene cold soluble content (XCS) in the range of 35 to 60 wt.-% and a comonomer content in the range of 7.0 to 17.0 wt-%, wherein further the propylene copolymer fulfills inequation (I), wherein Co (total) is the comonomer content [wt.-%] of the propylene copolymer Co (XCS) is the comonomer content [wt.-%] of the xylene cold soluble fraction (XCS) of the propylene copolymer. Co ? ? ( total ) Co ? ? ( XCS ) ? 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Markus Gahleitner, Klaus Bernreitner, Katja Klimke, Martina Sandholzer
  • Publication number: 20150072094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a single- or multi-layered synthetic film primarily consisting of biodegradable polymers, said synthetic film consisting of one or more layers (a) of at least one biodegradable polymer and 1-35% by weight, relative to the total weight of the layer (a), of at least one modified, thermoplastic copolymer of ?,?-unsaturated olefins having 2-10 carbon atoms and (meth)acrylic acid and/or at least one (meth)acrylic acid derivative that is grafted, preferably with cyclic anhydride groups and/or carboxyl groups and/or ester groups, said invention further relating to a use of such a synthetic film as packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: HUHTAMAKI FILMS GERMANY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Karl Mauser, Kurt Stark, Christian Schuetz
  • Publication number: 20150064382
    Abstract: A composition includes 50 to 95 weight percent of a thermoplastic polyurethane, and 5 to 50 weight percent of a particulate engineering plastic. The particulate engineering plastic has a glass transition temperature or a crystalline melting point greater than or equal to 200° C. and includes a polyarylsulfone, a polyimide, a poly(phenylene sulfide), a semi-crystalline polyamide, or a combination thereof. Incorporation of the particulate engineering plastic into the thermoplastic polyurethane improves one or more of tensile strength, heat resistance, hardness, and char formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Edward Norman Peters
  • Publication number: 20150064383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyethylene furanoate (PEF) copolymers and methods for processing the same to provide PEF articles, as well as the articles so produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: ROBERT M. KRIEGEL, YU SHI, RONALD D. MOFFITT