Patents Represented by Attorney Ernest G. Szoke
  • Patent number: 6107523
    Abstract: Novel modified and improved beta-diketones and their use in the extraction of copper from aqueous ammoniacal solutions containing copper values, resulting from commercial processes, including, but not limited to, leaching of copper containing ores, such as sulfidic ores, or concentrates resulting from flotation of such sulfidic ores. The novel diketones are those highly sterically hindered, which may be represented by the formula I or II: ##STR1## The preferred beta-diketones of Formula [II] are selected from the group consisting of neo-alkyl beta-diketones, such as, 1-phenyl-3-neoalkyl-1,3 propanedione in which the neoalkyl group is selected from neohexyl, neoheptyl, neooctyl, neononyl, or neodecyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Virnig, Gary A. Kordosky, Sang I. Kang, Kevin V. Martin, Phillip L. Mattison
  • Patent number: 6096806
    Abstract: Epoxy resins, particularly those based on bisphenol A, can constitute the principal film forming polymer component of a storage stable autodepositable composition wherein the particle size distribution of all the film forming polymers in the composition satisfies certain criteria of size distribution, and an accelerator component which is an acid, oxidizing agent or complexing agent is present in amount sufficient to provide an oxidation-reduction potential at least 100 mV more oxidizing than a standard hydrogen electrode. Such dispersions can conveniently be prepared using a two stage process in which a solution of the film forming polymers is emulsified into water to form a preliminary dispersion and this preliminary dispersion is subjected to at least one particle size refinement stage in which the preliminary dispersion is forced through a narrow aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Brian L. Mueller, Elizabeth J. Siebert
  • Patent number: 6093844
    Abstract: Proposed is a method of producing alkaline-earth salts of aliphatic .beta.-keto compounds by reacting alkaline-earth hydroxides with aliphatic .beta.-ketoesters and/or .beta.-diketones in the absence of solvent to give the corresponding alkaline-earth salts. The .beta.-keto compound is added in portions to the powdered alkaline-earth hydroxide and the reaction mixture subsequently dried. Good yields are obtained of a fine-grained, light colored product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (KGaA)
    Inventors: Gerhard Wollmann, Joerg-Dieter Klamann, Guido Sonnen
  • Patent number: 6086787
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of oil-in-water creams comprising the steps ofI forming a low-viscosity, very fine particle oil-in-water emulsion by heating the following composition to a temperature within or above its phase inversion temperature range:A) 1 part by weight of liquid oil component,B) from about 0.1 to about 0.5 parts by weight of at least one nonionic emulsifier having an HLB value of from 11 to 15,C) from about 0.1 to about 0.2 parts by weight of at least one co-emulsifier selected from saturated fatty alcohols containing 16 to 22 carbon atoms and partial esters of polyols containing 3 to 6 carbon atoms with saturated fatty acids containing 143 to 22 carbon atoms, andD) from about 1 to about 6 parts by weight of water; andII thickening the emulsion from step I to the consistency of a cream by adding thereto at least one consistency generator selected from co-emulsifiers defined in step I C) above and water-soluble polymers, wherein the thickened emulsion exhibits plastic behavior at 20.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Fred Schambil, Ulrich Zeidler, Soraya Shamsai, Thomas Foerster, Holger Tesmann
  • Patent number: 6080462
    Abstract: A process for making fire-resistant gel pads comprising: (a) providing a fire-resistant liquid polyol ester; (b) providing a gellant; (c) mixing components (a) and (b) to form a fire-resistant gel; (d) providing a flexible, elastic casing; and (e) encasing the fire-resistant gel in the flexible, elastic casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald Gordan
  • Patent number: 6071429
    Abstract: Amide compositions useful for softening textile materials, such as fabrics. A concentrate composed of the amide softener and an alkylpolyglycoside is diluted to provide a softening solution of low viscosity stable over extended periods, which on application to a fabric provide improved hand (softeners) and scorch resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Wofford, Steve C. James
  • Patent number: 6068424
    Abstract: The joint reinforcement member for a hollow structure of an automotive vehicle has a carrier portion with an outer surface. The carrier portion has a base portion with a first extension having a first longitudinal axis and a second extension having a second longitudinal axis. The first longitudinal axis and second longitudinal axis correspond to the hollow structure. A thermally expandable adhesive layer is disposed on the outer surface of the carrier portion and substantially covers the outer surface. A method for forming the joint member includes providing a carrier having a plurality extensions extending from a base portion that correspond to the hollow structure a layer of thermally expandable adhesive materials applied to the carrier portion. The carrier portion is heated to activate the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer is cooled so that the adhesive layer is bonded to the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph S Wycech
  • Patent number: 6068849
    Abstract: An adjuvant containing: (a) a C.sub.6 -C.sub.22 fatty acid methyl ester ethoxylate having from 1 to about 200 moles of ethylene oxide; and (b) a component selected from the group consisting of nonionic surfactants, anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, alkyl esters, phytobland mineral oils, water soluble silicone surfactants, fatty acid dialkyl ethers, fatty acid dialkyl carbonates, vegetable oils, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Jane C. Mueninghoff, Roger H. Garst
  • Patent number: 6058673
    Abstract: A reinforced beam has an internal I-beam structure with opposed adhesive foam layers. The foam layers are extruded, cut to length and placed on opposed surfaces of the I-beam. When the reinforced beam is heated, the adhesive layers expand to secure the I-beam in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph S. Wycech
  • Patent number: 6059897
    Abstract: Process for post-sealing anodized metal surfaces, characterized in that the anodized metal is contacted with an aqueous solution for a period of between 0.5 and 2 minutes per micrometer of anodized coating thickness, which solution is at a temperature of between 75.degree. C. and its boiling point and has a pH of from 5.5 to 8.5 and which contains:(a) a total of 0.0004 to 0.05 g/l of one or more cationic, anionic or non-ionic surfactants; and(b) a total of 0.0005 to 0.5 g/l of one or more organic acids selected from cyclic polycarboxylic acids having 3 to 6 carboxyl groups and/or phosphonic acids.Non-ionic surfactants are preferred as the surfactants while polyphosphinocarboxylic acids are preferred as the acids. Alkali and/or alkaline earth metal cations, preferably Li and/or Mg ions, are optionally present in quantities of 0.0001 to 5 g/l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Torsten Koerner, Josef Kresse
  • Patent number: 6059181
    Abstract: A packaging system for non-rigid materials includes various embodiments. In one embodiment the blocks of material are separated from each other by a partially wrapped liner with a partition extending between the blocks. In another embodiment pairs of blocks are partially wrapped with a liner and separated from each other by a distance which permits additional blocks to be inserted in an alternating manner in the spacing in between the blocks. In a third embodiment the cells are created by a support which is of generally inverted T-shape with each block being placed in an individual cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: David Marbry, Debora J. Rode
  • Patent number: 6060122
    Abstract: The invention concerns an aqueous corrosion-protective cleaning solution for tin-plated steel, in particular for tin-plated steel cans, the solution containing complex fluorides of the elements boron, titanium, zirconium, and hafnium; non-ionic surfactants; and corrosion inhibitors and having a pH within the range from 3 to 6. The invention also concerns an aqueous concentrate for preparing the solution by dilution with water and a method of cleaning tin-plated cans using the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft aut Aktien
    Inventor: Henry Rossmaier
  • Patent number: 6060441
    Abstract: A cleaning composition containing: (a) from about 1 to about 60% by weight of a surfactant component consisting essentially of: (i) a fatty alkyl ether sulfate; (ii) a linear alcohol ethoxylate; and (iii) a nonionic sugar surfactant, having a ratio by-weight of (i):(ii):(iii) in a range of about 0.5 to 1.0:1.5 to 2.5:0.5 to 1.5; and (b) from about 0.1 to about 10% by weight of an enzyme component selected from the group consisting of proteases, amylases, lipases, cellulases, peroxidases, and mixtures thereof, all weights being based on the weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: J. Frederick Hessel, George A. Smith, Charles B. Allen, Michael Hansberry, Karl-Heinz Maurer
  • Patent number: 6040280
    Abstract: An excellent lubricant and surface conditioner layer on formed metal surfaces, particularly aluminum cans that have been previously provided with a chromium oxide conversion coating, can be formed by contacting the cans with an aqueous lubricant and surface conditioner forming composition that contains at least one oxa acid or methyl ester thereof corresponding to general formula (I):CH.sub.3 (CH.sub.2).sub.a O(CH.sub.2 CH.sub.2 O).sub.x CH.sub.2 C(O)OR(I),where each of n and x, which may be the same or different, is a positive integer and R represents H or CH.sub.3 and at least 20 weight % of the total content corresponding to general formula (I) does so when x is at least 8, and then drying the thus-treated cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Timm L. Kelly, Gary L. Rochfort
  • Patent number: 6034050
    Abstract: A process for producing an anionic surfactant-containing alkali metal silicate-alkali metal carbonate compound providing multiple wash cycle performance, wherein the compound contains 15% to 50% by weight of alkali metal silicate which is x-ray amorphous and has a molar M.sub.2 O to SiO.sub.2 ratio of 1:1.5 to 1:3.3 and M represents an alkali metal, 30% to 70% by weight of alkali metal carbonate, 1.5% to 15% by weight of anionic surfactant and 12% to 19% by weight of water, by providing a powder component selected from alkali metal carbonate, alkali metal silicate, or a mixture of alkali metal carbonate and alkali metal silicate, and agglomerating the powder component with an aqueous composition containing one or more anionic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Rene-Andres Artiga Gonzalez, Volker Bauer, Katrin Burmeister, Stefan Hammelstein
  • Patent number: 6033492
    Abstract: The uniformity of gloss of a dried autodeposited resin film on a metal surface can be increased by rinsing the wet autodeposited film initially formed with an aqueous modifying rinse having a pH from 6 to 11 and comprising from 0.2 to 10.0 g/L in total of polymers of carboxylic acid monomers having an ethylenic double bond and salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Honda, Mutsumi Hirota, Norifumi Hatano
  • Patent number: 6027580
    Abstract: Substantially improved hydrophilicity can be provided to a metal substrate, particularly an aluminum alloy of the type used for heat exchanger fins, that has been previously provided with a conventional chromium oxide conversion coating, by drying into place on the surface of the chromium oxide conversion coating an aqueous liquid hydrophilicizing treatment composition containing at least one of: (i) aproduct or products of reaction between dissolved phosphoric acid and at least one of elemental metal, metal oxides, and metal hydroxides in contact therewith; (ii) tungstate ions; and (iii) at least one of sulfate or molybdate ions together with polyethyleneimine. Most preferably, a solution formed by dissolving MgO in aqueous H.sub.3 PO.sub.4 in the proper stoichiometric amount to form an aqueous solution of Mg(H.sub.2 PO.sub.4).sub.2 with a pH of 4.5-5.5 is used for the hydrophilicizing treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: David R. McCormick
  • Patent number: D436376
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (KGaA)
    Inventors: Philip Malcom Regan, Stephan Blom, Luca Cella, Luigi Vanini
  • Patent number: D421058
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Philip Malcom Regan, Stephan Blom, Luca Cella, Luigi Vanini
  • Patent number: D421060
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Johannes Hubertus Jozef Maria Kelders, Mark Brouwer