Patents Represented by Attorney Francis M. Fazio
  • Patent number: 4562097
    Abstract: A continuous process for the application of a textile treating composition in the form of a froth or foam to a substrate such as textiles. The process enables the application in a uniform manner of any foamable functional composition that can be used in the treatment of a textile fabric to improve its properties. In the process of foamed functional treating composition is continuously conveyed to the applicator nozzle, the substrate is continuously passed across and in contact with the applicator nozzle so as to simultaneously contact said substrate with the foamed composition and the applicator nozzle at a rate such that a predetermined controlled amount of the foamed functional treating composition is uniformly applied to the surface of the substrate and the foam immediately breaks on contact with the substrate and is readily absorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew T. Walter, George M. Bryant, Ronald L. Readshaw
  • Patent number: 4429165
    Abstract: Process for selective production of acetaldehyde and dimethyl acetal by the reaction of methanol with carbon monoxide in contact with a catalyst containing cobalt atom, halide atom and a mixture of a trivalent phosphorus compound and a trivalent nitrogen compound. The amount of trivalent nitrogen compound in its mixture varies from 5 mole percent to 50 mole percent of such mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Richard W. Wegman
  • Patent number: 4395520
    Abstract: Latent catalysts comprising certain sulfur dioxide containing compounds such as bubadiene sulfone are used in the cure of thermosetting resins which are curable by an acid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Sui-Wu Chow, George L. Brode
  • Patent number: 4395521
    Abstract: Latent catalysts comprising the phenyl esters of certain carboxylic acids are disclosed for use in the cure thermosetting resins curable by an acid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Sui-Wu Chow, George L. Brode
  • Patent number: 4374752
    Abstract: A catalyst mixture is made with improved activity and selectivity to acetaldehyde by using an inert diluent and specifically defined concentrations of cobalt, a halide, a trivalent phosphorus compound, and the inert diluent. Use of the trivalent phosphorus compound significantly inhibits corrosion of the reactor metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1983
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Benny J. Argento, Wellington E. Walker, deceased, Rocco A. Fiato
  • Patent number: 4369300
    Abstract: Acrylated urethane silicone compositions are formed from the reaction of a silicone carbinol, a polyisocyanate and a hydroxy-functional acrylate. These compositions are useful as components of improved radiation-curable coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Richard G. Carter, Walter P. Miller, Stuart L. Watson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4366303
    Abstract: Particulate resoles are produced by mixing phenol, formaldehyde and amine in an aqueous medium containing a protective colloid. The resoles exhibit improved cure rate and sinter resistance when an alkaline compound is added to the reaction mixture after particulate formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Peter W. Kopf
  • Patent number: 4357428
    Abstract: A fast curing foamable composition useful for the production of fabric-like materials comprises a resin or latex formulation and a mixture of a highly ethoxylated alkylphenol, an alkali metal N-alkyl sulfosuccinamate and an alkali metal alkyl sulfate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart L. Watson, Paul M. Westfall
  • Patent number: 4343835
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for applying foam to an open-weave substrate. The apparatus contains angled shear strips to shear the foam positioned above a foam outlet. The shear strips, enclosed at each end, define a chamber above the foam outlet having open top and bottom sides for sequential contact of both sides of the substrate with the foam as the substrate travels across the outlet and both open top and bottom sides of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Allen P. Jones, Charles J. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 4340497
    Abstract: (N-Substituted carbamoyloxy) alkanoyloxyalkyl acrylate esters produced by reacting an hydroxyalkyl acrylate with a lactone monomer and capping the resulting adduct with an isocyanate. The resulting product is useful in ink, paint or adhesive formulations curable by thermal or radiation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Knopf
  • Patent number: 4337365
    Abstract: A process for the production of acetaldehyde from the cobalt-catalyzed, iodide-promoted reaction of methanol, hydrogen and carbon monoxide, attaining (a) selectivity to acetaldehyde heretofore unachievable and (b) high methanol conversion, wherein the reaction is carried out in an inert solvent at a temperature of from 100.degree. C. to 180.degree. C. with an iodide to cobalt mole ratio of from 2:1 to 100:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Wellington E. Walker, deceased
  • Patent number: 4333852
    Abstract: Alkanols are selectively produced as the major product directly from synthesis gas under mild conditions using a homogeneous ruthenium catalyst, a halogen or halide promoter and a phosphine oxide compound as solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Barbara K. Warren
  • Patent number: 4325831
    Abstract: A fast curing foamable composition useful for the production of fabric-like materials comprises a resin or latex formulation and a mixture of a highly ethoxylated alkylphenol, an alkali metal N-alkyl sulfosuccinamate and an alkali metal alkyl sulfate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart L. Watson, Paul M. Westfall
  • Patent number: 4319067
    Abstract: The catalyst activity in the Friedel-Crafts alkylation of aromatic compounds or the transalkylation of monoalkyl or polyalkyl aromatic compounds is increased by the addition of gaseous hydrogen halide directly to the catalyzed alkylation or transalkylation reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Russell L. Kreeger
  • Patent number: 4316830
    Abstract: A process for the production of pressure sensitive adhesive latexes, wherein a surfactant is not employed during the polymerization, comprising the addition of a monomers mix to a free radical initiator capable of producing hydrophilic ionic end groups using a monomers mix that is capable of producing a polymer having a transition glass temperature of from -70.degree. C. to -20.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Charles B. Mallon
  • Patent number: 4316827
    Abstract: Compositions useful as frictions particles comprised of tri- and/or tetrafunctional phenol, rubber, aldehyde, protective colloid and a reaction promoting compound. The friction particles are formulated into friction elements. A process for producing the friction particles in particulate form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Luba A. Pacala, John R. Blickensderfer
  • Patent number: 4313861
    Abstract: Novel autodeposition coatings formulated with acrylic copolymer dispersions which have incorporated therein either methacrylic acid or acrylic acid and, optionally, hydroxyl containing monomers or multifunctional monomers polymerized in the molecule. These novel coatings display significantly improved corrosion resistance, rinse resistance, gloss, heat aging resistance and gasoline resistance when compared to heretofore known autodeposition coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Bassett, Alan E. Wang
  • Patent number: 4312955
    Abstract: Lanthanum rhodate, or metal substituted lanthanum rhodate, having a perovskite structure is a highly active catalyst for the production of methanol from hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The lanthanum rhodate displays excellent stability and excellent selectivity to methanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: William J. Bartley
  • Patent number: 4310450
    Abstract: Autodeposition coating compositions containing certain relatively water-insoluble derivatives of glycoluril will crosslink upon curing. The resulting coating exhibits improved block resistance and solvent resistance over heretofore available autodeposition coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Alan E. Wang, David R. Bassett
  • Patent number: 4309508
    Abstract: Siloxane copolymer mixtures comprising a minor amount of certain high molecular weight (e.g., 4000 to 30,000) siloxane-oxyalkylene copolymers and a major amount of certain low molecular weight (e.g., 300 to 1100) siloxane-oxyalkylene copolymers or cyanoalkylsiloxanes in specifically defined mixture ratios; a process for producing high resilience polyurethane foam utilizing as a foam stabilizer said siloxane copolymer mixtures; and the foams derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Feyyaz O. Baskent, Bela Prokai