Patents Represented by Attorney Frank E. Robbins
  • Patent number: 6089774
    Abstract: A container (1) for applying a spreadable product (4) such as an adhesive, having an inner tube (3) that is removably mounted in an outer tube (5). A piston-like plunger (12) is disposed in the inner tube (3) and is moveable axially within the inner tube (3), for moving the spreadable material therein to a position projecting from the tubes, for application to a surface. A removable closure cap is provided to enclose the spreadable material within the two tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignees: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien, Henkel Raycap Produktie B.V.
    Inventors: Joachim Franken, Marie-Claude Bossert, Johannes H. J. M. Kelders, Roy E. van Swieten
  • Patent number: 6077970
    Abstract: The present invention relates to carboxylic acid esters of 2-hydroxy-5-isoalkyl-beta-methylstyrenes wherein the said isoalkyl substituent comprises 8-18 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Leroy Krbechek
  • Patent number: 6010263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for flowable materials to facilitate the repair of damaged metal coatings by allowing the user to quickly, safely, and accurately apply a metal coating solution to a specific portion of a metal surface, alleviating the need to re-immerse the entire metal item in a coating bath. This is particularly advantageous where the metal item is a portion of an automobile chassis or an aircraft which cannot be easily removed. Further, the applicator is a hand-held device which features a safety collar which protects the user from potentially harmful treatment solutions and, because the applicator enables the user to deliver metal coatings accurately and efficiently, chemical waste is essentially eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Ashton White, Lester Steinbrecher
  • Patent number: 5904785
    Abstract: To prevent the deterioration in water-resistant secondary adherence that occurs during prolonged use of a fluoride-containing phosphate conversion coating liquid composition to form a conversion coating on metal surfaces that are at least partly aluminiferous, the aluminum compound-containing sludge produced in the phosphate conversion coating liquid composition as it is used is coagulated and sedimented by adding at least one cationic polymeric coagulant to the sludge-containing phosphate conversion coating liquid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Aizawa, Yutaka Okabayashi
  • Patent number: 5900074
    Abstract: The formation on the surface of Mg-containing metal of a highly corrosion-resistant, highly rust-inhibiting, and strongly paint-adherent conversion coating, using a chromic acid free treatment bath, is achieved by treatment with a pH 2.0-5.0 aqueous bath that contains phosphoric acid, manganese ion, and amine, thereby forming a conversion coating that contains P--Mn and Mn--N and/or other nitrogen compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Sadao Ishizaki, Masahiko Nishida, Yokichi Sato
  • Patent number: 5877355
    Abstract: Process for making an alkyl-substituted salicylaldehyde wherein the alkyl substitution amounts to at least 8 alkyl carbon atoms per molecule, and preferably not more than 25, comprising ozonolizing an alkyl-substituted 2-hydroxy beta-methylstyrene wherein said alkyl substitution amounts to at least 8 carbon atoms per molecule. Upon oximation of the products, useful metal extractants are produced, particularly for the extraction of copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Leroy Krbechek
  • Patent number: 5873946
    Abstract: An installation for lubricating, cleaning and/or disinfecting conveyor belts for containers, more particularly for foods, such as bottles, glasses, cans, bags and the like, comprising a central metering station connectable to a water pipe used to dilute a concentrated lubricant, cleaner or disinfectant, and several distributing pipes connected to the metering station lead to the points of use. At each point of use there is a mixing valve (13-19) connectable to distribution line (52) and the water pipe (23) and individually adjustable for each point of use and a pressure reducer (50, 51) fitted upstream of each mixing valve. Varying concentration can be provided for each point of use (31-37) with little technical complexity. In another embodiment, the invention is the process carried out by the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Henkel-Ecolab GmbH & Co. Ohg
    Inventor: Bernhard Hantmann
  • Patent number: 5843242
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid chromate free primary composition for forming a protective coating on metals, particularly aluminum, is made by reacting cobalt(II) cations, carboxylate anions, at least one other type of coordinate complexing agent for cobalt(III) cations, and an oxidizing agent in an aqueous solution in which the molar ratio of carboxylate anions to cobalt(II) cations is from 0.10 to 6.8 and the aqueous solution contains no more than 1% of each of ammonia, ammonium ions, and nitrite ions. The primary layer formed by this or any other composition that forms a coating containing metal atoms and oxygen atoms on a metal substrate is advantageously sealed by further treatment with an aqueous solution of sodium ammonium decavanadate, optionally after an intermediate step of immersing in water for a few minutes between the primary treatment and the sealing treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Shawn E. Dolan
  • Patent number: 5807442
    Abstract: A concentrated aqueous solution containing:(A) a component of dissolved phosphate ions;(B) a component of dissolved hexavalent chromium;(C) a component of dissolved anions selected from the group consisting of BF.sub.4.sup.-, AlF.sub.6.sup.-3, SiF.sub.6.sup.-2, TiF.sub.6.sup.-2, FeF.sub.6.sup.-3, SnF.sub.6.sup.-2, ZrF.sub.6.sup.-2, and HfF.sub.6.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce H. Goodreau
  • Patent number: 5808130
    Abstract: Relates to the direct esterification of phenols, particularly alkyl-substituted phenols, with a carboxylic acid or anhydride, in the presence of a strong acid catalyst. Also relates to the use of the acid anhydride to drive the esterification reaction to completion, where an initial reaction mixture has been formed using the carboxylic acid. Further relates to the achievement of economies in esterification by recovering dilute aqueous acid when either the acid or anhydride is used initially, for recycling to achieve economies of acid use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Leroy Krbechek
  • Patent number: 5795407
    Abstract: To improve the water resisting secondary adhesion of paint films to zinc phosphate conversion coatings on aluminum, the initially formed conversion coating is treated by spraying with a second liquid treatment composition that either is itself a liquid composition capable of forming a zinc phosphate conver- sion coating on aluminum or is made by diluting such a conversion coating forming composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishii, Hiroshi Kamio
  • Patent number: 5786030
    Abstract: A reaction rinse containing strong alkali, betaine surfactants, and a complexing agent for iron enhances the gloss of a dried and cured autodeposited coating that is contacted with the reaction rinse while still wet, particularly if the autodeposited coating consists predominantly of a copolymer of vinylidene chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Bashir M. Ahmed, Douglas A. Brown, William E. Fristad
  • Patent number: 5765724
    Abstract: A method for emptying a substantially, completely compressible container filled with a thixotropic paste, for example, a paste-form detergent. The thixotropic paste is transported by compression by a compressive force of the container toward an opening of the container and through that opening into a connected delivery tube. The compressive force is applied to a limited area of the container to deliver the thixotropic paste which is then transported by a metering pump through the delivery tube to a mixing container where it is mixed with inflowing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel-Ecolab GmbH & Co OHG
    Inventors: Guenther Amberg, Wolfgang Huber
  • Patent number: 5758761
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for applying a solution to a conveyor system, for lubricating the system, or for cleaning and disinfecting the conveyors in the system and objects carried by the conveyor system, comprising mixing a dilutable concentrate of a cleaner, disinfectant, or mixture thereof, or a lubricant, from a source of supply that is remote from said conveyor system, with a quantity of fresh water, and, controlling the flow rate to the mixing step of said concentrate in response to the flow rate of said fresh water, to achieve a solution of the concentrate at a desired concentration for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Lang Apparatebau GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Selbertinger, Harry Weinert
  • Patent number: 5760112
    Abstract: A water-borne autodepositing coating composition that has a pH of 1.6 to 5 and contains as essential components a water-dispersible or water-soluble organic coating-forming resin, a liquid dispersion of carbon black, acid, and oxidizing agent, and that may contain metal ions as an optional component, has an excellent storage stability and produces a strongly adherent and highly corrosion-resistant coating when the liquid dispersion of carbon black is an aqueous dispersion in which carbon black is dispersed using as a dispersant a naphthalenesulfonate-formaldehyde condensate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Mutsumi Hirota, Takumi Honda, Norifumi Hatano, Shoichi Sangenya, Shunjiro Saiki
  • Patent number: 5750198
    Abstract: This invention relates to particular aqueous coating compositions comprising particular organic acids and processes of using these compositions to treat plastic moldings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Furuyama, Kazunari Hamamura, Masahiro Motozawa
  • Patent number: 5728235
    Abstract: An aqueous solution of manganese phosphate and phosphoric acid, preferably with little or no content of any material conventionally recognized as an accelerator or of any divalent metal ions other than manganese and iron, forms a good quality paint undercoating phosphate conversion coating on metal substrates, particularly on steel and galvanized steel substrates, when contacted by spraying or immersion with the substrates at a temperature of 54.degree.-65.degree. C. for a time of 0.5-5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Mervet S. Boulos, David C. Montrose, Michael Petschel
  • Patent number: 4910077
    Abstract: Printed wiring boards useful for high frequency applications are obtained by laminating a copper foil pretreated with a silane to a polynorbornene prepreg. The prepreg is made by impregnating a fiberglass cloth with a ring-opening polymerized polymer. The copper foil is pretreated with a silane which is capable of improving the bond strength between the copper foil and a norbornene copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: B.F. Goodrich Company
    Inventor: George M. Benedikt
  • Patent number: RE32720
    Abstract: A foundry moulding composition comprising (a) a granular refractory material, and (b) from 0.5% to 8% based on the weight of the refractory material of a binder comprising (i) an aqueous solution of a potassium alkali phenol-formaldehyde resin, said aqueous solution having a solids content of from 50% to 75% and said resin having a weight average molecular weight (M.sub.w) of from 600 to 1500, a formaldehyde:phenol molar ratio of from 1.2:1 to 2.6:1 and a potassium hydroxide:phenol molar ratio of from 0.2:1 to 1.2:1 and (ii) at least one silane in an amount of from 0.05% to 3% based on the weight of said aqueous solution, said binder being curable by contact therewith of from 5% to 60% based on the weight of said aqueous solution of a C.sub.1-3 alkyl formate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Borden (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Peter H. R. B. Lemon, Jeffrey D. Railton, Peter R. Ludlam, Timothy J. Reynolds
  • Patent number: RE32812
    Abstract: A foundry moulding composition comprising(a) a granular refractory material,(b) from 0.25 to 2.5% based on the weight of the refractory material of an aqueous solution of a potassium alkali phenol-formaldehyde resin, said aqueous solution having a solids content of from 50 to 75% and said resin having a weight average molecular weight (M.sub.wr) of from 700 to 2000, a formaldehyde:phenol molar ratio of from 1.2:1 to 2.6:1 and a potassium hydroxide:phenol molar ratio of from 0.5:1 to 1.2:1;(c) from 0.05 to 3% based on the weight of said aqueous solution, of at least one silane, and(d) from 20 to 110% based on the weight of said aqueous solution of at least one ester active to catalyze curing of said resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: Borden (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Peter H. R. B. Lemon, Jeffrey D. Railton, Derek W. Baker, Vincent J. Coppock