Single Layer (continuous Layer) Patents (Class 428/36.92)
  • Patent number: 11396579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester film and a preparation method thereof. The polyester film is formed of a polyester resin having a specific content of isosorbide and diethylene glycol introduced therein, containing a low content of oligomer, and exhibiting a specific intrinsic viscosity, thereby exhibiting excellent mechanical properties, heat resistance and chemical resistance, and good heat sealability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoo Jin Lee, Sung-Gi Kim, Boo-youn Lee
  • Patent number: 11306163
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid catalyst system comprising a chromium compound, a metal compound, an aluminium compound and a silicon oxide support, wherein the silicon oxide support has an average particle diameter in the range between ?20 and ?50 ?m, a pore volume in the range between ?1.7 ml/g and ?3 ml/g, and a surface area in the range between ?400 m2/g and ?800 m2/g, and wherein the aluminium alkoxide compound has the formula R1—Al—OR2 wherein R1 is selected from (C1-C8) alkyl groups and OR2 is selected from (C1-C8) alkoxyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Orass M. Hamed, Vugar O. Aliyev, Moosa Husain Al-Harthe
  • Patent number: 11230637
    Abstract: Soft polypropylene composition with improved optical and mechanical properties and especially improved resistance to steam sterilization, as well as to its manufacture and use and to articles made out of the new composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Markus Gahleitner, Jingbo Wang, Friedrich Berger
  • Patent number: 11142364
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Niagara Bottling, LLC
    Inventor: Jay Clarke Hanan
  • Patent number: 11111365
    Abstract: A polyolefin-based structure includes 60 to 97% by mass of a polyolefin (A), 1 to 35% by mass of an acid-modified polyolefin (B), and 2 to 35% by mass of a polyamide resin (C), in which the polyamide resin (C) is dispersed in a layered form in the polyolefin (A), and the polyamide resin (C) is a melt-kneaded product of 30 to 70% by mass of a polyamide (X) that contains a diamine unit containing 70 mol % or more of a m-xylylenediamine unit and a dicarboxylic acid unit containing an ?,?-linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid unit and 30 to 70% by mass of an aliphatic polyamide (Y) (provided that a total of the polyamide (X) and the polyamide (Y) is taken as 100% by mass), and a difference between a melting point Tm0 of the polyamide (X) as observed by differential scanning calorimetry and a melting point Tm1 derived from the polyamide (X) in the polyamide resin (C), is 0.1 to 2.5° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomonori Kato, Kenji Kouno
  • Patent number: 11104038
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new PET preform design that enables a more precise distribution of material in the bottle bottom and avoids the waste of material around the injection point. The thickness BWTmin of the wall at the center of the gate or tip (3) (injection point) is reduced to a minimum in order to avoid the waste of material around the injection point when the preform is blown. This is particular important for carbonated soft drink application since the reduced amount of amorphous material at the center of the gate (3) helps to reduce the risk of stress cracking on the bottle base. Furthermore a step (4) having thickness WTmax in the body wall thickness, in the region of the periphery of the base with WTmax>WT, allows enough material to be available for the proper blowing of the bottle bottom making the bottle more stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: David Gaiotti, Laurent Sigler, Dino Enrico Zanette, Matteo Zoppas
  • Patent number: 11021569
    Abstract: This invention relates to a biodegradable polyester which is particularly suitable for use in the manufacture of mass-produced articles characterised by excellent mechanical properties, in particular high tensile strength, elongation and tensile modulus, associated with a high barrier property against oxygen and carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NOVAMONT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Luigi Capuzzi, Tiziana Milizia, Angelos Rallis, Roberto Vallero
  • Patent number: 10975239
    Abstract: Provided is a polycarbonate resin composition that exhibits an excellent flame retardancy and impact resistance as well as an excellent hue and moist heat resistance. The polycarbonate resin composition characteristically contains, per 100 mass parts of a polycarbonate resin (A), 0 to 40 mass parts of a graft copolymer (B) comprising an aromatic vinyl monomer component (b1), a vinyl cyanide monomer component (b2), and a diene rubber polymer component (b3); 10 to 30 mass parts of a phosphate ester compound (C); 0.001 to 1.0 mass parts of a phosphite antioxidant (D); and 0.00001 to 0.1 mass parts of 2,4-di-tert-butylphenol (E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Kosei Hino
  • Patent number: 10961011
    Abstract: A container includes a body that at least partially defines a product storage region. The container further includes a neck that extends upwardly from the body and that has an opening that opens into the product storage region to allow filling of the product storage region with contents and discharge of those contents. The container further includes a floor and a heel. Some areas of the container have varying material distribution or wall thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Brady G. Gutekunst, Jacob R. Kent, Kiran M. D'Silva
  • Patent number: 10927274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article comprising expanded thermoplastic polyurethane as a substrate and a specific polyurethane urea coating on said substrate, as well as footwear, a process for producing the article and a use of a polyurethane urea dispersion/solution. It has been found that a polyurethane urea coating comprising polycarbonate structural units strongly binds to expanded TPU substrates and maintains the intrinsic properties of the expanded TPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Rolf Irnich, Thomas Michaelis
  • Patent number: 10857093
    Abstract: Devices and methods for manufacturing and using microstructure arrays are described. In the methods, formulation is introduced into cavities of a microprojection array mold by means that include a vacuum to achieve a more efficient and uniform filling of the cavities and/or reduce bubble formation in the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Corium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Shastry, Adrian Faasse, Parminder Singh
  • Patent number: 10843398
    Abstract: A liquid blow molding device for liquid blow molding a resin preform into a container having a predetermined shape. The liquid blow molding device includes a mold in which the preform is disposed; a stretch rod that axially stretches the preform disposed in the mold (; and a pressurized liquid supply that supplies a pressurized liquid to the preform. The liquid blow molding device operates such that the amount of the liquid supplied from the pressurized liquid supply to the inside of the preform before completing the stretching of the preform by the stretch rod (22) is 50% or less of the amount of the liquid to be filled in the container after the completion of the liquid blow molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Discma AG
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shimizu, Kenichi Suyama
  • Patent number: 10844162
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition containing a hydrogenated crystalline dicyclopentadiene ring-opening polymer and a nucleator, wherein a content of the nucleator is 0.01 to 0.50 part by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the hydrogenated crystalline dicyclopentadiene ring-opening polymer, and a resin formed article comprising a hydrogenated crystalline dicyclopentadiene ring-opening polymer and a nucleator, wherein a content of the nucleator is 0.01 to 0.50 part by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the hydrogenated crystalline dicyclopentadiene ring-opening polymer. The resin composition containing a hydrogenated crystalline dicyclopentadiene ring-opening polymer is suitably used as a raw material for a low-polluting resin formed article, and a low-polluting resin formed article containing the hydrogenated crystalline dicyclopentadiene ring-opening polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Shinsuke Miyazawa, Ayako Kato
  • Patent number: 10839112
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system, method and tangible memory operable to simulate a wind particle. A method may include receiving user input data describing the wind particle. The method may include generating a wind model based on the user input data. The method may include generating a simulation that includes a virtual roadway environment, a virtual wind particle that is configured by the wind model to be variable and dynamic within the virtual roadway environment, a virtual vehicle and a virtualized control software for controlling an operation of the virtual vehicle in the virtual roadway environment and modifying the operation of the virtual vehicle in response to a variable in the simulation. The simulation may be operable to test the virtualized control software and the modifying of the operation of the virtual vehicle in response to the virtual wind particle being the variable in the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Masahiro Yamaura
  • Patent number: 10808101
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of at least one compound of the formula (1) wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different and denote a C1-C10-alkyl as a hydrolysis stabilizer in polyester materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Clariant Plastics & Coatings Ltd
    Inventor: Karen-Alessa Wartig
  • Patent number: 10780644
    Abstract: A method for joining two objects by anchoring an insert portion provided on a first object in an opening provided on a second object. The anchorage is achieved by liquefaction of a thermoplastic material and interpenetration of the liquefied material and a penetrable material, the two materials being arranged on opposite surfaces of the insert portion and the wall of the opening. During the step of inserting the insert portion in the opening and/or during anchorage a clamping force is applied to opposing surfaces of the second object to prevent the second object from cracking or bulging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Håkan Käll, Muthumariappan Sankaran
  • Patent number: 10737822
    Abstract: A food and/or beverage packaging container comprises a blow-molded body having a length, a diameter and side walls having a wall thickness. A wide mouth neck extends from the body and is trimmed to a finished configuration. The neck has a diameter and a wall thickness. The length, the diameters and the wall thickness' are pre-selected such that the container comprises one or more selected physical performance features. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Miles Dygert, Dennis W. Koerner
  • Patent number: 10696434
    Abstract: Method and device for producing containers which are filled with a liquid filling substance from parisons made from a thermoplastic material, wherein the respective parison is at least conditioned thermally and is subsequently shaped into the container during a shaping and filling phase in a mould by way of at least one liquid filling substance as pressure medium, and wherein, while it is being shaped into the container, the prison is preferably guided at least temporarily through a stretching rod and is stretched in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Haesendonckx, Dieter Klatt
  • Patent number: 10676567
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Robert M. Kriegel, Yu Shi, Ronald D. Moffitt
  • Patent number: 10603845
    Abstract: The machine (1) for sealing plastic profiled elements comprises: a base frame (6); retention means (7, 8) of at least a profiled element (P) of plastic material having a first main face (2), a second main face (3), a first lateral face (4), a second lateral face (5) and respective areas to seal (Z), the retention means (7, 8) being associated with the base frame (6) and comprising a first support element (7) movable along a first direction of sliding (A) and a second support element (8) mounted on the first support element (7) and movable relative thereto along a second direction of sliding (B); a heat-sealing element with heated plate (11), having two mutually opposite surfaces on which the areas to seal (Z) to be heated are placeable in contact; sliding means (9, 10) of the retention means (7, 8) adapted to shift the profiled elements (P) between a position of reciprocal moving away and a position of mutual approach wherein the heated areas to seal (Z) are joined together; wherein the machine (1) comprises
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Graf Synergy S.r.l.
    Inventor: Andrea Vaccari
  • Patent number: 10551279
    Abstract: The prediction model includes the steps of calculating a surface area S1 of a control mold, measuring the force F1 for demolding from the control mold, determining first and second test specimens with respective surface areas S0, S?0, measuring the force F0 for demolding from the first test specimen, measuring the force F?0 for demolding from the second test specimen, calculating the ratio of S0 and S?0 so as to define a test specimen surface area ratio Rse, calculating the ratio of the force F0 for demolding from the first test specimen and F?0 for demolding from the second test specimen so as to define a force ratio Rfe, measuring the molding surface area Sm of a mold to be measured and calculating the force Fm for demolding from the mold to be measured such that Fm=F1×Sm/S1×Rfe/Rse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Bernard Villeneuve
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Mitsuo SHIBUTANI, Taiji KANDA, Yasuhiro HIRANO, Akinobu INAKUMA
  • 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