Patents Represented by Attorney Gene Harsh
  • Patent number: 4833191
    Abstract: A process for preparing a predispersed fiber composition useful for dispersing discontinuous fibers into a rubber or plastic polymer compound is disclosed which comprises mixing at least about 15 percent by weight of a pourable binder composition with up to about 85 percent by weight of discontinuous fibers at a temperature of from about 40.degree. C. to about 150.degree. C. until a homogeneous predispersed fiber composition is obtained. The binder composition comprises from about 50 to 100 percent by weight of a rubber or plastic polymer, from 0 to about 50 perecnt by weight of a plasticizer or peptizer for the polymer, and from 0 to about 45 percent by weight of critical chemical additives, and is pourable at ambient tmeperature or becomes pourable upon being heated to a temperature of up to about 135.degree. C. and has a Brookfield viscosity of less than about 1,300,000 centipoises at the temperature at which it is pourable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Wyrough & Loser
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Bushway, Thomas N. Loser
  • Patent number: 4829122
    Abstract: The present invention therefore relates to a process for the preparation of aqueous solutions or dispersions of polyurethane-polyureas by the reaction in the aqueous phase of prepolymers which contain chemically built-in hydrophilic groups and/or external emulsifiers which are not bound chemically as well as at least two free isocyanate groups with organic compounds containing at least two primary and/or secondary amino groups, characterized in that the isocyanate prepolymer which has been hydrophilically modified and/or contains an external emulsifier is mixed, in the absence of water, with compounds containing at the most one free primary or secondary amino group and at least one blocked group which releases a free primary or secondary amino group in the presence of water and a total of at least two at least partially blocked primary and/or secondary amino groups, and the mixture is subsequently mixed with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Josef Pedain, Klaus Nachtkamp, Klaus Noll, Jurgen Grammel
  • Patent number: 4828921
    Abstract: A moulding composition comprising a polycarbonate resin and an acrylate-based plating modifier was found to be suitable for preparing metal coated articles where the metal coating is deposited by an electroless process. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the moulding composition further comprise a flame retarding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: Mobay Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Witman, Sivaram Krishnan, Wolfgang Siebourg, Ronald L. Price
  • Patent number: 4826894
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to stable, aqueous dispersions of polyurethane-ureas which are formed by dispersing a blend of anionically modified isocyanate terminated prepolymer and epoxy resin in water and chain extending said dispersed blend with a polyamine having an average functionality of about 2.0 to 6.0 in an amount sufficient to provide a ratio of amino groups to isocyanate groups of about 0.6:1.0 to 1.0:1.0.The present invention is also directed to the use of the aqueous polyurethane-urea dispersions for the production of coated substrates having improved humidity resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Mobay Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Markusch, James W. Rosthauser
  • Patent number: 4824595
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyisocyanate compositions containing reversibly blocked catalysts for the isocyanate addition reaction, characterized in that they contain(a) at least one organic polyisocyanate,(b) at least one addition product dissolved or dispersed in the polyisocyanate compositions, of a sulfonyl isocyanate with a tertiary amine and/or with a catalyst having a tin(II)- or tin(IV)-carboxylate structure as the reversibly blocked catalyst.The present invention also relates to a process for producing these polyisocyanate compositions and to the use of new polyisocyanate compositions as reactants for compounds containing isocyanate-reactive groups for the production of isocyanate addition products such as polyurethane plastics using a one-component or two-component principle. The present invention finally relates to the latent polyurethane catalysts prepared from a sulfonyl isocyanate and a tin(II)- or tin(IV)-carboxylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Roland Richter, Hanns P. Muller, Rudolf Hombach, Manfred Dollhausen, Geza Avar, Hans-Albrecht Freitag
  • Patent number: 4822517
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel isocyanate mixture and the use thereof in producing a flexible polyurethane foam. The polyisocyanate mixture comprises(a) from 73 to 77% by weight of methylene bis(phenylisocyanate), said methylene bis(phenylisocyanate) having an isomer content as follows:(i) from about 30 to about 34% by weight of the 2,4' isomer,(ii) from about 60 to about 66% by weight of the 4,4'-isomer, and(iii) from about 3 to about 7% by weight, the 2,2' isomer, the percent of said isomers totaling 100%,(b) from 23 to 27% by weight of higher functional methylene-bridged polyphenyl polyisocyanates, the percents of components (a) and (b) totaling 100%, and wherein said polyisocyanate mixture has an isocyanate group content of from about 30 to about 33.5 percent by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Mobay Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Jasenak
  • Patent number: 4820866
    Abstract: Diisocyanates corresponding to a specified formula are produced by reacting an alcohol corresponding to a specified formula with a nitrochlorobenzene in the presence of NaOH and/or KOH in powder form and a strongly polar, aprotic solvent to produce a dinitro compound corresponding to a specified formula. This dinitro compound is hydrogenated to form the corresponding diamine which diamine is phosgenated to produce the corresponding diisocyanate. The resultant diisocyanates may then be used as starting materials in polyisocyanate addition processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Josef Sanders
  • Patent number: 4820415
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved process for the biological treatment of an aqueous, waste-containing liquid by the removal of organic matter by microorganisms wherein a carrier material for said microorganisms is added to said liquid and wherein said carrier material comprises a filler-containing, hydrophilic, open-celled polymer in the form of separate individual particles, the improvement wherein said polymer particles, when saturated with water and charged with at least 70 volume-% of biomass formed in the course of the process, have an average density of slightly below the density of said liquid and thereby are suspended in the upper two-thirds of said liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Artur Reischl
  • Patent number: 4820580
    Abstract: Composite materials are formed by subjecting a highly elastic material to a plasma treatment and then allowing a polyurethane foam forming mixture to foam on the plasma treated surface. These composites are particularly useful as shoe soles and as insulating materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jurgen Hocker, Jurgen Faehndrich, Hans Hespe, Kirkor Sirinyan, Dieter Wecker
  • Patent number: 4816325
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for coating a substrate containing aramid fibers by coating the substrate with a two-component polyurethane-forming composition which cures to form a tough, flexible polyurethane coating which is capable of withstanding at least 3000 temperature cycles between a temperature of -65.degree. F. and a temperature of 160.degree. F. and back without developing microcracks. The present invention is also directed to the coated substrate produced in accordance with this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Mobay Corporation
    Inventors: Leon N. Boretzky, Mark J. Wytiaz
  • Patent number: 4816504
    Abstract: Polycarbonate compositions comprising a small amount of a certain halogenobenzotriazole were found to be particularly suitable for optical purposes since they feature a desirable high UV-cutoff and since they are processable at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Mobay Corporation
    Inventors: John V. Bailey, Sivaram Krishnan
  • Patent number: 4813974
    Abstract: There is disclosed a procedure for reducing the halide content of cationic or basic dyes and consequently the corrosive effect of aqueous formulations of these dyes on stainless steel. The dyes are incorporated into aqueous formulation which may range from neutral to acidic and exposed to an anionic exchange resin. Suitable techniques include stirring beads of the resin into the aqueous formulation and passing the aqueous formulation through an ion exchange column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Mobay Corporation
    Inventors: Susan M. Morris, Margaret D. Ellis, Thomas J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4814410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oxidatively drying binders containing ester groups and urethane groups, obtainable by the reaction of(A) about 60 to 98% by weight of esters having an oil length of about 20 to 75% by weight and an OH number of about 20 to 150 selected from(i) partial esters of polyhydric alcohols and long-chain unsaturated fatty acids and/or(ii) polyesters of polyhydric alcohols, long-chain unsaturated fatty acids and polycarboxylic acidswith(B) about 2 to 40% by weight of a polyisocyanate having the following structure ##STR1## wherein R is a C.sub.6 -C.sub.18, preferably a C.sub.8 -C.sub.15 and more preferably a C.sub.10 -C.sub.13 alkyl radical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Hohlein, Eberhard Kreiss, Josef Pedain, Hans-Joachim Scholl
  • Patent number: 4812589
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of sulphonic acid ester group-containing polyhydroxyl compounds having an average hydroxyl functionality of from 1.5 to 4, comprising reacting(a) paraffin sulphochlorides which are obtained by sulphochlorination of paraffins containing from 10 to 18 carbon atoms or of industrial mixtures of these paraffins, with unreacted paraffins and/or with chloroparaffins, having saponifiable chlorine content, based on the total weight of component (a), of from 5 to 15% with(b) an alcohol which is at least trihydric and which contains primary and/or secondary hydroxyl groups within the molecular weight range of from 92 to 250 or with mixtures of polyhydric alcohols having a molecular weight in the range of from 62 to 250 with an average hydroxyl functionality of from 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Prater, Walter Uerdingen, Heinrich Heine, Dieter Freitag
  • Patent number: 4811516
    Abstract: A barrier gate arm useful in controlling exits such as in parking lots is provided comprising a stiffening member, preferably of wood, encased in an extruded sheath, or sleeve made from polycarbonate. The arm provides for easy operation and for a quick repair after the inevitable damage by offending vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Assignee: Mobay Corporation
    Inventor: Howard A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4810820
    Abstract: Aliphatic and/or cycloaliphatic polyisocyanates containing allophanate groups are produced by reacting (a) a di- and/or polyisocyanate with aliphatic and/or cycloaliphatic isocyanate groups with (b) a hydroxy compound at a temperature of at least 150.degree. C. for no more than 90 minutes and then rapidly cooling the reaction mixture to a temperature of less than 100.degree. C. It is preferred that the reaction be carried out in the absence of oxygen. The products thus obtained are virtually colorless, have a relatively low viscosity and excellent storage stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Mobay Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Slack, Terry A. Potter, Kenneth L. Dunlap
  • Patent number: 4810251
    Abstract: Aqueous fatliquoring solutions, dispersions or emulsions are made with (a) polyethers having at least two hydroxyl groups and a molecular weight of from 200 to 20,000 and/or (b) polyester containing at least two hydroxyl groups and a molecular weight of from 200 to 20,000 and/or (c) polycarbonates containing at least two hydroxyl groups and a molecular weight of from 200 to 20,000 and/or mixtures thereof. These fatliquoring agents are used to treat tanned leathers until from 0.1 to 20 wt % has been taken up. The thus-treated leather is particularly useful in the production of leather-polyurethane compositions such as shoes without the use of an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harro Traubel, Helmut Woynar, Hans-Werner Muller, Hans J. Focks
  • Patent number: 4808100
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for the production of foam cushions having textile covers by inserting a textile cover into a mold cavity having gates which project into the mold cavity, initially preforming the textile cover by applying a vacuum through holes in the mold cavity such that the textile cover conforms to the contour on both sides of the gates, clamping the textile cover against the gates, further positioning the textile cover such that it conforms to the contours of both the gates and the mold cavity, releasing the clamps and introducing a foam-forming reaction mixture into the mold cavity. The present invention is also directed to a form tool having gates, means for applying a vacuum through holes in the mold cavity in gates and clamping means for clamping the mold cover to the gates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Volker Onnenberg, Ralf Busch, John Lindsey
  • Patent number: 4808691
    Abstract: Polyether polycarbonate diols based on 1,6-hexanediol and having a molecular weight of from 500 to 12,000 are made by etherifying 50-100 mole % 1,6-hexane-diol in the presence of 0-50 mole % of specified diols and reacting the resultant polyether with a compound selected from diarylcarbonates, dialkyl carbonates, dioxolanones, hexanediol bischlorocarbonic acid esters, phosgene and urea. These diols are particularly useful in the production of polyurethanes having improved physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Konig, James M. Barnes
  • Patent number: 4808576
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with the discovery that hyaluronic acid, an agent well known to reduce the sequelae of trauma in mammalian joint tissue when applied directly to the traumatized tissue, will be carried to such traumatized tissue by the mammal's natural processes if applied at a site remote from the traumatized tissue. Thus, hyaluronic acid, in any therapeutically acceptable form, can be administered by the typical remote routes including intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous and topical.This makes the utilization of hyaluronic acid much more convenient and attractive. For instance the treatment of arthritis in horse or human joints with hyaluronic acid no longer requires more difficult intra articular injections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: Mobay Corporation
    Inventors: Richard H. Schultz, Terry H. Wollen, Nathan D. Greene, Karen K. Brown, John O. Mozier