Physical Dimension Patents (Class 428/401)
  • Patent number: 11913929
    Abstract: Systems and methods using engineered nanofiltration layers to facilitate acceleration of palladium nanowire hydrogen sensors. The sensors include a metal-organic framework (MOF) assembled on palladium (Pd) nanowires (NWs) for highly selective and ultra-fast H2 molecule detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Reginald M. Penner, Won-Tae Koo, Il-Doo Kim
  • Patent number: 11859317
    Abstract: A method of constructing a plugging device can include incorporating multiple filaments into the plugging device, and coating each individual filament with a swellable material. A plugging device for use in a subterranean well can include a body comprising multiple filaments, and a swellable material on each of the individual filaments. A system can include a plugging device conveyed by fluid flow into engagement with an opening, whereby the plugging device blocks flow through the opening. The plugging device can include multiple filaments, each of the multiple filaments being coated with a swellable material. The swellable material may seal against a surface of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: THRU TUBING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Gary P. Funkhouser
  • Patent number: 11846072
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to products, such as paper and paperboard products, comprising a substrate containing a recycled cellulose-containing material and top ply comprising one or more inorganic particulate material; to methods of making such paper and paperboard products, and associated uses of such paper and paperboard products. The microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material are applied at a stage when the substrate comprising a wet web of pulp is in the process of being formed on the wire of a papermaking machine, thereby avoiding the additional cost of more extensive equipment and machinery as well as in separate drying of a coating. The microfibrillated cellulose facilitates the application of inorganic particulate onto the surface of a wet paper or paperboard substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Per Svending, Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Tom Reeve-Larson, Tania Selina, David Skuse
  • Patent number: 11820077
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for large scale additive manufacturing, an apparatus for large scale additive manufacturing, and a bio-composite material used for the large scale additive manufacturing. The apparatus and the bio-composite material enable the system to operate in a desired manner. The system is able to facilitate “on demand” manufacturing, is able to provide regional/localised modifications for consumers, is able to minimise transportation/storage costs and also minimises damage to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Singapore University of Technology and Design
    Inventors: Javier Gomez Fernandez, Stylianos Dritsas
  • Patent number: 11812742
    Abstract: This invention provides antibacterial and antiviral compositions and methods. The compositions possess prolonged and powerful antibacterial/antiviral functions under light exposure and even under completely dark conditions, while daylight exposures could recharge the functions repeatedly. In some embodiments, compositions of the invention can be employed in personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, biologically self-cleaning air and water filters, medical devices, and products. The biocidal PPE can prevent transmission of infectious diseases such as Ebola and respiratory viruses. In some embodiments, compositions of the invention can be employed in food protectant materials to provide antimicrobial and antiviral bio-protection during food transportation and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Gang Sun, Yang Si, Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11801328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing nanofibers and nanofiber membranes and to the nanofibers and nanofiber membranes obtainable by such process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: UNIVERSITÁ DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
    Inventors: Giuseppina Sandri, Maria Cristina Bonferoni, Silvia Rossi, Franca Ferrari
  • Patent number: 11788213
    Abstract: A method of making a multi-composition fiber is provided, which includes providing a precursor laden environment, and forming a fiber in the precursor laden environment using laser heating. The precursor laden environment includes a primary precursor material and an elemental precursor material. The formed fiber includes a primary fiber material and an elemental additive material, where the elemental additive material has too large an atom size to fit within a single crystalline domain within a crystalline structure of the fiber, and is deposited on grain boundaries between adjacent crystalline domains of the primary fiber material to present an energy barrier to atomic diffusion through the grain boundaries, and to increase creep resistance by slowing down growth between the adjacent crystalline domains of the primary fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: FREE FORM FIBERS, LLC
    Inventors: Shay L. Harrison, Joseph Pegna, Erik G. Vaaler, Ram K. Goduguchinta, Kirk L. Williams, John L. Schneiter
  • Patent number: 11738502
    Abstract: A filament for three-dimensional modeling includes two or more kinds of resins; a fiber; and a compatibilizing agent, and has a sea-island structure including a sea part and island parts, the sea part including at least one kind of the two or more kinds of resins and the island parts including at least one kind of the two kinds of resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakayama, Taichi Yamada, Kentaro Ageishi, Masayuki Ookoshi, Jiro Minabe
  • Patent number: 11685140
    Abstract: A non-wicking underlayment board and methods for forming the same. The non-wicking underlayment board includes a foam core formed of closed cell foam with reinforcement layers encapsulated within the foam core. Outer facings formed of mineral coated nonwoven fibers are positioned on opposite faces of the non-wicking underlayment panel. The non-wicking underlayment board is useful for efficient and cost effective installation of barriers and surfaces in water-resistant and waterproof environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Duane Paradis
  • Patent number: 11685902
    Abstract: A novel tissue usable for a kidney tissue model is provided. A method for producing a kidney-like tissue includes co-culturing a cell group containing mesenchymal stem cells, vascular endothelial cells, and clonal embryonic kidney cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Hideharu Abe
  • Patent number: 11674922
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system for detecting neurotransmitters. A non-limiting example of the system includes a porous electrode. A system can also include a pH sensor attached to the porous electrode, wherein the pH sensor includes a sensing electrode and a reference electrode. The system can also include electronic circuitry in communication with the pH sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Qing Cao, Hariklia Deligianni, Fei Liu
  • Patent number: 11655120
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of an elevator load bearing member includes a unidirectional weave of a plurality of load bearing fibers including at least a first material and a second material. A melting point of the first material is higher than a melting point of the second material. The plurality of load bearing fibers are bonded together by at least some of the second material that is at least partially melted. A coating covers the plurality of load bearing fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Chen Qian Zhao, Kyle B. Martin
  • Patent number: 11591453
    Abstract: Fibrous structures, for example sanitary tissue products, containing a plurality of filaments that employ one or more filament-forming materials, such as one or more hydroxyl polymers, and one or more hueing agents, present within the filaments such that the fibrous structures exhibit a Whiteness Index of greater than 72 as measured according to the Whiteness Index Test Method described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Charles Gordon, Jacqueline Besinaiz Thomas, Elaine Marie Suszcynsky-Meister, Mark Robert Sivik, Gregory Scot Miracle
  • Patent number: 11583385
    Abstract: A hair implant suitable for subcutaneous implantation is provided having an anchor comprising an anchor body, and at least one collagen receiving structure selected from the group consisting of at least one tunnel disposed through the anchor body and an external surface feature of the anchor body. The anchor further comprises at least one hair strand projecting from a distal end of the anchor body, wherein the at least one collagen receiving structure is configured to support collagen ligature growth after subcutaneous implantation of the hair implant so as to anchor the anchor to a hair implant recipient, and the collagen receiving structure is free of hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Loria Products LLC
    Inventor: Victor Loria
  • Patent number: 11578456
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide ultrafine cellulose fibers capable of exhibiting favorable dispersibility even in an organic solvent. The present invention relates to cellulose fibers having a fiber width of 1000 nm or less and having phosphoric acid groups or phosphoric acid group-derived substituents, wherein the content of the phosphoric acid groups or phosphoric acid group-derived substituents is 0.5 mmol/g or more, and the supernatant yield measured by an measurement method (a) is 70% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mengchen Zhao, Yusuke Todoroki, Yuichi Noguchi, Ikue Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11571771
    Abstract: If a flux contains an amount of thixotropic agent necessary for obtaining the effect of suppressing a heating sagging, the amount of flux residue increases, and, if applied for uses that do not involve washing, a large amount of flux residue derived from the thixotropic agent remains around the soldered portions, thereby affecting chemical and electrical reliability; and that washing performance is poor in uses involving washing of the flux residue. Accordingly, this soldering flux contains nanofibers of one or more kinds from among polysaccharides, modified polysaccharides, and incompletely modified polysaccharides being modified from polysaccharides into modified polysaccharides, by an amount of 50 wt ppm or more and 3000 wt ppm or less with respect to a total amount of flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Kitazawa, Takayuki Kobayashi, Yusuke Kawano
  • Patent number: 11554746
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a one-piece woven (OPW) air bag includes providing yarns having a spin finish and warping the yarns on at least one beam of a loom. The yarns are simultaneously woven into a fabric air bag structure having two layer portions defining an inflatable volume and single layer portions forming seams delimiting the inflatable volume. The air bag structure is coated to cover the spin finish. The coated air bag structure is cut to define the one-piece woven air bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: ZF PASSIVE SAFTY SYSTEM US INC.
    Inventor: Bruce R. Hill
  • Patent number: 11536520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of enhancing heat transfer of metallic surfaces by (1) fabricating hierarchical micro-nanostructured surfaces using etching processes, and (2) fabricating hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions, using a printing or a coating technique, followed by etching. The said method enhances the density of condensation sites over a metallic surface and additionally facilitates the departure of condensed droplets from the surface. Such a surface also enhances the sensible heat transfer characteristics, and improves the coefficient of performance (COP) of refrigeration systems for applications like atmospheric water generators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS (IIT MADRAS)
    Inventors: Pradeep Thalappil, Ankit Nagar, Ramesh Kumar, Srikrishnarka Pillalamarri
  • Patent number: 11446738
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for manufacturing silver nanowires, including using a growth control agent and a halide salt in a polyol to obtain silver nanowires from a silver salt, and further using an ?-hydroxycarbonyl compound (a) represented by formula (1) below: (in general formula (1), R indicates any of a hydrogen atom and a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO PMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueta, Munetoshi Kurimura
  • Patent number: 11417792
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) array is formed by bonding an LED substrate to a backplane substrate via fitted nanotube interconnects. The backplane substrate may include circuits for driving the LED array. The LED substrate may be a chip or wafer, and may include one or more LED devices. The LED substrate is positioned above the backplane substrate, such that a LED device of the LED substrate is aligned to a corresponding circuit in the backplane substrate. Each of the fitted interconnects electrically connect a LED device to the corresponding circuit of the backplane substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Sengül, Zheng Sung Chio, Daniel Brodoceanu, Oscar Torrents Abad, Jeb Wu, Tennyson Nguty
  • Patent number: 11319708
    Abstract: A roof assembly, having: a roof deck; an insulation board assembly mounted onto the roof deck; and a roofing membrane adhered onto the insulation board assembly, wherein the insulation board assembly comprises: a foam insulation board, a woven top facer on a top side of the foam insulation board, and a woven bottom facer on a bottom side of the foam insulation board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Leatherman, Xuan Zhang, Cody Turnow
  • Patent number: 11299851
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing pulp fibers to be saccharified, whereby it becomes possible to reduce the amount of a highly water-absorbable polymer and therefore increase the collection efficiency in the production of a saccharified solution when pulp fibers for a saccharified liquid is produced from a dirty absorbent article. The method is a method for producing pulp fibers to be saccharified, from pulp fibers in a dirty absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Yamaki, Naoto Ohashi, Takayoshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 11282736
    Abstract: A mask-integrated surface protective tape with a release liner, containing: a base film, a temporary-adhesive layer, a release film, a mask material layer, and a release liner, in this order, wherein the release film and the release liner each have one release-treated surface, and the release-treated surfaces of the release film and the release liner each are in contact with the mask material layer, and wherein the peeling strength between the release liner and the mask material layer is smaller than the peeling strength between the release film and the mask material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Matsubara, Hirotoki Yokoi
  • Patent number: 11118033
    Abstract: Fibrous elements, such as filaments and/or fibers, and more particularly to fibrous elements that contain a fast wetting surfactant, fibrous structures made therefrom, and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Wayne Heinzman, Brooke Marie Woods, Michael David James
  • Patent number: 11100555
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of performing product data searches is disclosed. The method comprises identifying a list of search terms for one of a plurality of supplier systems; determining a search schedule for the one supplier system; performing a first search of product data hosted by the one supplier system using the list of search terms according to the search schedule, comprising: simulating, upon receiving product data returned by the one supplier system, a user interaction with a graphical user interface that triggers generation of additional product data by the one supplier system, and retrieving dynamic data generated in response to the triggering; storing a result of the first search in a memory coupled with the processor; receiving a search query from a buyer system; identifying one or more matches of the search query from the result of the first search in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Coupa Software Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Williams, Udo Gruenhoff
  • Patent number: 11053387
    Abstract: A one-step spun composite DTY and preparation method thereof are provided. The bi-profiled fiber is manufactured with two types of modified polyester of different viscosities through the steps of melting, melt metering, composite extruding, cooling, oiling, drawing, heat setting and winding. Wherein those two modified polyesters have a molecular structure including terephthalic acid segments, ethylene glycol segments and branched diol segments, and the branched diol has a structural formula of here R1 and R2 are separately selected from the linear alkylene with 1-3 carbon atoms, R3 from the alkyl with 1-5 carbon atoms, and R4 from the alkyl with 2-5 carbon atoms. The obtained one-step spun composite DTY has an elastic shrinkage rate of no less than 35%. The method presented in this invention is involved in a simple and reasonable technological process for wide application range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGSU HENGLI CHEMICAL FIBRE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongwei Fan, Guanfan Jin, Ming Chen, Huailin Ren, Yongfeng Wang, Xiangming Wang
  • Patent number: 11047051
    Abstract: A process for the large-scale manufacturing vertically standing hybrid nanometer scale structures of different geometries including fractal architecture of nanostructure within a nano/micro structures made of flexible materials, on a flexible substrate including textiles is disclosed. The structures increase the surface area of the substrate. The structures maybe coated with materials that are sensitive to various physical parameters or chemicals such as but not limited to humidity, pressure, atmospheric pressure, and electromagnetic signals originating from biological or non-biological sources, volatile gases and pH. The increased surface area achieved through the disclosed process is intended to improve the sensitivity of the sensors formed by coating of the structure and substrate with a material which can be used to sense physical parameters and chemicals as listed previously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NANOWEAR INC.
    Inventors: Vijay K. Varadan, Pratyush Rai, Se Chang Oh
  • Patent number: 10988549
    Abstract: A method for producing a dry solid of cellulose nanofiber, the method comprising (A) preparing a dispersion in which cellulose nanofiber with an average fiber diameter of 2 to 500 nm is dispersed in a mixed solvent of water and a water-soluble organic solvent; and (B) drying the dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakatani, Shinji Sato
  • Patent number: 10982044
    Abstract: A low-shrinkage polyester industrial yarn and a preparation method thereof are provided. The preparation method includes the following steps: subjecting the modified polyester to polycondensation, melting, measuring, extruding, cooling, oiling, stretching, heat setting and winding, wherein the content of the crown ether in the oil agent is 67.30-85.58 wt %. The material of the prepared low shrinkage polyester industrial yarn is a modified polyester, the molecular chain of the modified polyester includes a terephthalic acid segment, an ethylene glycol segment, and a branched diol segment, and the structural formula of the branched diol is as follows: Wherein R1 and R2 are each independently selected from a linear alkylene group having 1-3 carbon atoms, R3 is selected from an alkyl group having 1-5 carbon atoms, and R4 is selected from an alkyl group consisting of 2-5 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGSU HENGLI CHEMICAL FIBRE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongwei Fan, Yiwei Shao, Lixin Yin, Fangming Tang
  • Patent number: 10619275
    Abstract: A thermally stable nonwoven web including blended-polymer meltblown fibers containing a blend of poly (butylene terephthalate) and poly (ethylene terephthalate).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rui Chen, Xiaoshuan Fu, Jin Zhang You, Chiaki Hanamaki, Sachin Talwar
  • Patent number: 10479695
    Abstract: Provided are porous titanate compound particles capable of giving excellent fade resistance and moisture-proof properties when used in a friction material, a friction material composition, a friction material, a friction member, and a method for producing the porous titanate compound particles. Porous titanate compound particles have a cumulative pore volume of 5% or more within a pore diameter range of 0.01 to 1.0 ?m, are each formed of titanate compound crystal grains bonded together, and each includes a treated layer formed on a surface thereof and made of a hydrophobic surface treatment agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OTSUKA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haruna Muragishi
  • Patent number: 10453583
    Abstract: A boron filled hybrid nanotube and a method for producing and rendering boron filled hybrid nanotubes suitable for applications are provided. A mixture of a boron containing nanowire producing compound and catalysts is prepared and ground for a predetermined time period. The ground mixture is subjected to a vapor deposition process including passing an inert gas over the ground mixture after adding a nanotube producing compound to the ground mixture or after passing a reactant gas on the ground mixture in a reactor at a configurable reaction temperature and a configurable reaction pressure for a configurable reaction time to produce the boron filled hybrid nanotubes with enhanced mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Each boron filled hybrid nanotube includes one or more boron based nanowires embedded within one or more single walled or multi-walled nanotubes. The boron filled hybrid nanotubes are further purified and functionalized using acids, and/or bases, and/or surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Rajen Bhupendra Patel, Zafar Iqbal
  • Patent number: 10415156
    Abstract: A method for separating out a continuous single thread of fiber from many fiber branches and controlling alignment and deposition of said fiber on a substrate, comprising: electrospinning synthetic polymer fiber streams from an electrically charged syringe needle; controlling the fiber using at least one electrically charged metallic disk rotating about an axis positioned below the needle; capturing the fiber using electrically grounded collector; extracting a single fiber branch thread from the polymer fiber streams, wherein the single fiber branch thread is attracted to and intercepted by the collector shape, and depositing the single fiber branch thread as substantially aligned fiber on the collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: University of Central Oklahoma
    Inventors: Morshed Khandaker, William Paul Snow
  • Patent number: 10364377
    Abstract: The present invention is related to adhesive composition, having a polymer blend comprising a first propylene-based polymer, wherein the first propylene-based polymer is a homopolymer of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin, and a second propylene-based polymer, wherein the second propylene-based polymer is a homopolymer of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin; wherein the second propylene-based polymer is different than the first propylene-based polymer; wherein the polymer blend has a melt viscosity, measured at 190° C. and determined according to ASTM D-3236, of about 1,000 cP to about 5,000 cP; a propylene polymer; and wherein the adhesive composition is substantially free of a functionalized polyolefin, wherein the functionalized polyolefin is selected from at least one of a maleic anhydride-modified polypropylene and a maleic anhydride-modified polypropylene wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Kalfus, Jurgen J. Schroeyers, Jennifer J. Austin, James N. Coffey, Jean-Roch Schauder
  • Patent number: 10280532
    Abstract: Suture containing filaments of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE), characterized in that the suture contains a multi-filament yarn that is obtained by a process comprising the steps of: a) Providing a mixture containing UHMwPE, a spinning solvent and a pigment b) Spinning a multi-filament yarn from the mixture by the gel spinning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Arnold Paul Maria Simmelink, Claudia C. Vaz
  • Patent number: 10258643
    Abstract: Compositions are described that contain treated chitosan, modified chitosan and/or modified and treated chitosan for use in formulations for skin, hair and nails, and in compositions and methods of reducing topical agent-induced skin irritation and inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Alumend, LLC, Wavepharma, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald E. Utecht, Therese M. Downey, Miri Seiberg, Stanley S. Shapiro, Jack V. Foster
  • Patent number: 10195603
    Abstract: Nanowires useful as heterogeneous catalysts are provided. The nanowire catalysts are useful in a variety of catalytic reactions, for example, the oxidative coupling of methane to ethylene. Related methods for use and manufacture of the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Siluria Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Scher, Fabio R. Zurcher, Joel M. Cizeron, Wayne P. Schammel, Alex Tkachenko, Joel Gamoras, Dmitry Karshtedt, Greg Nyce
  • Patent number: 10098980
    Abstract: Multilayer articles having an absorbent nonwoven layer and a barrier layer are described, including those having a surfactant-treated, aliphatic polyester, nonwoven absorbent layer and a barrier layer. Multilayer articles including a tie layer used to enhance the bond between the hydrophilic absorbent layer and the barrier layer are also described. Methods of making and using such articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Korey W. Karls, Matthew T. Scholz, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Amy S Determan
  • Patent number: 10087580
    Abstract: The present description relates to a process of producing a dry mixed product comprising cellulose filament (CF) and a carrier fiber, and a dry mixed product of re-dispersible cellulose filament and a carrier fiber that permits the CF to retain its dispersibility in water and hence superior reinforcement ability in papermaking furnishes, composite materials, or other materials where CF is used. The process comprises mixing a water suspension of never-dried CF with a cellulose fiber pulp carrier followed by thickening to a suitable concentration so that it can be further processed and dried in a conventional device such as a dryer can of a pulp machine or a flash dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FPInnovations
    Inventors: Yuxia Ben, Gilles Dorris, Xiaolin Cai, Xujun Hua, Zhirun Yuan, Patrick Neault
  • Patent number: 9975777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a segmented graphene nanoribbon, comprising at least two different graphene segments covalently linked to each other, each graphene segment having a monodisperse segment width, wherein the segment width of at least one of said graphene segments is 4 nm or less and to a method for preparing it by polymerizing at least one polycyclic aromatic monomer compound and/or at least one oligo phenylene aromatic hydrocarbon monomer compound to form at least one polymer and by at least partially cyclodehydrogenating the one or more polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: BASF SE, EMPA MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Roman Fasel, Pascal Ruffieux, Klaus Muellen, Stephan Blankenburg, Jinming Cai, Xinliang Feng, Carlo Pignedoli, Daniele Passerone
  • Patent number: 9944552
    Abstract: Inorganic fibers having the composition: 10?Al2O3?50 mol %; 2?K2O?40 mol %; 30?SiO2?70 mol %; and in which SiO2+Al2O3+K2O>=80 mol % can be protected against surface crystallization of kalsilite by: including an amount of a nucleation promoting component effective to promote bulk crystallization in the glass; and/or providing on at least part of their surface, potassium scavenging materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Morgan Advanced Materials plc
    Inventors: Ronald Wainwright, Gary Jubb, Fontaine Fadiora
  • Patent number: 9926655
    Abstract: Nonwoven textile fabrics in accordance with the present invention include a web of entangled polymeric fibers with substantially pectin-free, individualized bast fibers having a mean length less than 9 millimeters (mm). A method of making a nonwoven fabric includes forming a web of polymeric fibers, forming a randomly arrayed fiber web of the substantially individualized bast fibers having a mean length less than 9 mm, disposing the web of the substantially individualized bast fibers onto the web of polymeric fibers, and entangling the polymeric fibers with the substantially individualized bast fibers to form the nonwoven fabric. In addition, laminates include the nonwoven fabric, a film, and an adhesive disposed between the fabric and the film to bond the nonwoven fabric to the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Samuel C. Baer, Alan E. Wright, Micheal S. Lerch
  • Patent number: 9889229
    Abstract: The present invention provides implant devices comprising nanoscale structures on the surface thereof and methods of manufacturing such implant devices. In some embodiments, methods of manufacturing an implant device comprise exposing a surface of the implant device to an oxidative hydrothermal environment for a duration sufficient to generate nanoscale structures on the exposed surface(s) of the implant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Rolando A. Gittens Ibacache, Jonathan Vernon, Kenneth H. Sandhage, Barbara D. Boyan
  • Patent number: 9833469
    Abstract: Compositions are described that contain treated chitosan, modified chitosan and/or modified and treated chitosan for use in formulations for skin, hair and nails, and in compositions and methods of reducing topical agent-induced skin irritation and inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: Alumend, LLC, WavePharma, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald E. Utecht, Therese M. Downey, Miri Seiberg, Stanley S. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9803320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dry cellulose filaments and particularly those that are re-dispersible in water. Dry cellulose filaments comprise at least 50% by weight of the filaments having a filament length up to 350 ?m; and a diameter of between 100 and 500 nm, wherein the filaments are re-dispersible in water. Also described here is a film of dry cellulose filaments comprising the filaments described, wherein the film is dispersible in water. A method of making a dry film of cellulose filaments is also described that includes providing a liquid suspension of the cellulose filaments described; and retaining the filaments on the forming section of a paper or tissue making machine or on a modified paper or tissue making machine. The film can be optionally converted to powders or flakes for shipment, storage or subsequent uses. The filaments, the film, the powders or flakes and the method are in a preferred embodiment free of additives and the derivatization of the filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FPINNOVATIONS
    Inventors: Gilles Marcel Dorris, Yuxia Ben, Thomas-Qiuxiong Hu, Patrick Neault
  • Patent number: 9695345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dicing die bonding film employed in a semiconductor packaging process, and a semiconductor device using the same. The dicing die bonding film is configured such that a ratio X/Y of adhesive power X between the wafer and the adhesive layer of the die bonding portion to tacky power Y between the die bonding portion and the tacky layer of the dicing portion is 0.15 to 1, and the adhesive layer of the die bonding portion has a storage modulus of 100 to 1000 MPa at a normal temperature. The dicing die bonding film according to the present invention reduces burr generation in dicing process, and thereby preparing a semiconductor device having excellent reliability without inferiority caused by bad connection reliability due to the burr covering a bonding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Jee Yoo, Jang Soon Kim, Jong Wan Hong, Hyo Soon Park, Dong Han Kho
  • Patent number: 9506168
    Abstract: Suture containing filaments of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE), characterized in that the suture contains a multi-filament yarn that is obtained by a process comprising the steps of: a) Providing a mixture containing UHMwPE, a spinning solvent and a pigment b) Spinning a multi-filament yarn from the mixture by the gel spinning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Arnold Paul Maria J. A. P. M Simmelink, Claudia C. Vaz
  • Patent number: 9206530
    Abstract: Melt-blown fiber (MBF) comprising a propylene copolymer (PP), wherein the melt-blown fiber (MBF) and/or the propylene copolymer (PP) has/have (a) a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to ISO 1133 of at least 300 g/10 min, (b) a comonomer content of 1.5 to 6.0 wt.-%, the comonomers are ethylene and/or at least one C4 to C12 ?-olefin, (c) <2,1> regiodefects of more than 0.4 mol.-% determined by 13C-NMR spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Antti Tynys, Joachim Fiebig
  • Patent number: 9187641
    Abstract: There is provided a polyphenylene sulfide resin composition, comprising 5 to 95% by weight of a component (B) which is a polyphenylene sulfide resin having a weight-average molecular weight of not less than 10,000 and a weight loss percentage ?Wr of not greater than 0.18% under heating, relative to 95 to 5% by weight of a component (A) which is a polyphenylene sulfide resin having the weight loss percentage ?Wr of greater than 0.18%, wherein a total of the component (A) and the component (B) is equal to 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoya Ouchiyama, Shunsuke Horiuchi, Hideki Matsumoto, Kei Saitoh
  • Patent number: 9105800
    Abstract: A method for forming a coating of material on selected portions of a surface of a substrate having a plurality of cavities, each cavity having outer, peripheral sidewalls extending outwardly from the surface. The method includes: providing a structure having a release agent thereon; contacting top surface of the wafer with the release agent to transfer portions of the release agent to the top surface of the wafer while bottom portions of the cavities remain spaced from the release agent to produce an intermediate structure; the release agent disposed on the top surface of the wafer and with the bottom portions of the cavities void of the release agent; exposing the intermediate structure to the material to blanket coat the material on both the release agent and the bottom portions of the cavities; and selectively removing the release agent together with the coating material while leaving the coating material on the bottom portions of the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Roland Gooch, Thomas Allan Kocian, Buu Diep, Adam M. Kennedy, Stephen H. Black