Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Henry E. Millson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7797448
    Abstract: An integrated system comprising the Global Positioning System and the Internet wherein the integrated system can identify the precise geographical location of both sender and receiver communicating computer terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Ernest G Szoke
  • Patent number: 7470434
    Abstract: A method of blocking microbial adherence to a eukaryotic cell surface in a mammal by applying a pharmacologically acceptable composition containing at least one compound selected from the group consisting of isoleucine, an active isomer thereof, and an active analog thereof, to said surface in a microbial blocking quantity. Also, compositions for achieving the above blocking of microbial adherence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Inventors: Michael A Zasloff, Glenn M Anderson
  • Patent number: 7311925
    Abstract: A method of blocking microbial adherence to a eukaryotic cell surface in a mammal by applying a pharmacologically acceptable composition containing at least one compound selected from the group consisting of isoleucine, an active isomer thereof, and an active analog thereof, to said surface in a microbial blocking quantity. Also, compositions for achieving the above blocking of microbial adherence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventors: Michael A Zasloff, Glenn M Anderson
  • Patent number: 7294342
    Abstract: Water-soluble or water-dispersible, substantially air-impermeable, pharmacologically acceptable, liquid barrier compositions for treating ectoparasite infestations on animal skin and hair, wherein the compositions contain at least one monohydric aralkyl alcohol to prevent the ectoparasites from closing their respiratory systems, and wherein the compositions are free from pesticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Summers Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J Precopio
  • Patent number: 6793931
    Abstract: Water-soluble or water-dispersible, substantially air-impermeable, pharmacologically acceptable, liquid barrier compositions for treating ectoparasite infestations on animal skin and hair, wherein the compositions contain at least one monohydric aralkyl alcohol to prevent the ectoparasites from closing their respiratory systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Summers Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J Precopio
  • Patent number: 6610811
    Abstract: Polyurethanes having improved tear resistance which are the reaction product of the following components: A) a polyol component containing dimer diol and/or trimer triol and/or an OH-terminated polyester produced from polycarboxylic acids, preferably dimer fatty acid and/or trimer fatty acid, and diols and B) an isocyanate component containing prepolymers obtained by reacting polyfunctional isocyanates with dimer diol and/or trimer triol and/or an OH-terminated polyester produced from polycarboxylic acids, preferably dimer fatty acid and/or trimer fatty acid, and diols; and processes for their manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Alfred Westfechtel, Roland Gruetzmacher, Rainer Hoefer
  • Patent number: 6596053
    Abstract: A process for the recovery of copper from an aqueous phase containing nitrate ions, in which the aqueous phase is contacted with a solution of an oxime extractant in a water-immiscible organic solvent, which comprises using at least one of the following process variants: I) reducing the acidity of the aqueous phase prior to contact with the organic solution; and II) reducing the electromotive force in the aqueous phase prior to contact with the organic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Virnig, Phillip L. Mattison, Hans C. Hein
  • Patent number: 6583250
    Abstract: The bondability of a polyolefin, particularly to cyanoacrylate adhesives, is improved by incorporating in the polyolefin a polymerization initiator capable of initiating the polymerization of the monomers constituting the cyanoacrylate adhesive. The polymerization initiator may, for example, be a sterically hindered nitrogen base and may be mixed with the polyolefin at a temperature above the polyolefin's glass transition temperature using, for example, co-extrusion or co-injection methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Paul Birnbrich, Herbert Fischer, Manfred Gorzinski, Thomas Huver
  • Patent number: 6583185
    Abstract: The products of the reaction of epichlorohydrin and compounds having the formula II R3(EO)n(PO)mOH  (II) wherein R3 is an alkyl, alkenyl or arenyl group having from 4 to 22 carbon atoms; a substituted alkyl or alkenyl group having from 4 to 22 carbon atoms wherein; n is a number from 0 to 50 and m is a number from 0 to 50; wherein the mole ratio of epichlorohydrin to (II) is from about 0.60/1 to about 2/1 are used in defoaming compositions for defoaming aqueous systems such as latex paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Wiggins, Ronald W. Broadbent
  • Patent number: 6576736
    Abstract: Products of the reaction between I) the reaction product of reactants comprising A) a linking agent of formula I R4(Y)3  (I)  wherein each Y group is a halogen atom or one Y group is a halogen atom and two Y groups represent an oxygen atom, which is attached to two adjacent carbon atoms in the R4 group to form an epoxy group, and R4 is an alkanetriyl group containing from 3 to 10 carbon atoms; and B) a compound formula II R3(EO)n(PO)m(BO)pX  (II)  wherein R3 is a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, aliphatic or araliphatic oxy or thio group having from 1 to 36 carbon atoms or a secondary amino group having from 2 to 36 carbon atoms; n is a number of from 0 to 50; m is a number of from 0 to 50; p is a number of from 0 to 50; and X is hydrogen, or X can be a mercapto group or an amino group in place of a terminal —OH group, provided that when X is mercapto or amino; the sum of n, m, and p must be at least 1; and the mole ratio of A:B is from about 0
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Wiggins, Ronald W. Broadbent, Ramesh L. Narayan, Ayaz Khan
  • Patent number: 6572691
    Abstract: Ink compositions containing a surfactant-effective and/or defoaming-effective quantity of at least one reaction product comprising the following reactants: A) at least one compound of formula I R1(X)3  (I)  wherein each X group is a halogen atom or one X group is a halogen atom and two X groups represent an epoxy oxygen atom, which is attached to two adjacent carbon atoms in the R1 group to form an epoxy group, and R1 is an alkanetriyl group containing from 3 to 10 carbon atoms; and B) at least one compound having the formula II R2X(AO)nY   (II)  wherein R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, organic group having from 1 to 36 carbon atoms; X is —O—, —S—, or NR33— where R3 is hydrogen or a C1-C18 group; each AO group is independently an ethyleneoxy, 1,2-propyleneoxy, or 1,2-butyleneoxy group, n is a number of from 0 to 200, preferably from 1 to 100, more preferably from 2 to 20; and Y is hydrogen, or Y can be a mercapt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Brown, Kenneth Breindel, Ronald W. Broadbent, Michael S. Wiggins
  • Patent number: 6540942
    Abstract: Nonaqueous compositions comprising at least one product of the reaction between A) a linking agent of formula I R4(Y)3  (I) Wherein each Y group is a halogen atom or one Y group is a halogen atom and two Y groups represent an epoxy oxygen atom, which is attached to two adjacent carbon atoms in the R4 group to form an epoxy group, and R4 is an alkanetriyl group containing from 3 to 10 carbon atoms; and B) a compound of formula II R3(EO)n(PO)m(BO)pX  (II) Wherein R3 is substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, organic oxy or thio group having from 1 to 36 carbon atoms or a primary or secondary amino group having from 1 to 36 carbon atoms; n is a number of from 0 to 50; m is a number of from 0 to 50; p is a number of from 0 to 50; and X is hydrogen, or X can be a mercapto group, an amino group, or a C1-C6 alkylamino group in place of a terminal —OH group, provided that when X is mercapto, amino or a C1-C6 alkylamino, the sum of n, m, and p must be at least 1; and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Miguel A. Dones, Ramesh L. Narayan
  • Patent number: 6512016
    Abstract: Defoaming compositions consisting essentially of: A) at least one organosilicone compound having defoaming activity in aqueous based compositions; and B) at least one base catalyzed reaction product of: a) a linking agent of formula I R4(Y)3  (I) wherein each Y group is a halogen atom or a halogen and two Y groups on adjacent carbons in R4 and an oxygen may be an epoxy group, and R4 is an alkane triyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms; and b) a compound of formula II R3(EO)n(PO)m(BO)pX  (II) wherein R3 is defined in the specification; n, m, and p are 0 to 50; X is hydrogen, mercapto group or amino group; when X is other than hydrogen, the sum of m, n, and p must be at least 1; the mole ratio of I:II is from about 0.6:1 to about 5:1; and aqueuos compositions containing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Ayaz Khan, Samuel A. Firman, III, David W. Brown, John E. Nowicki
  • Patent number: 6509395
    Abstract: Branched polymer defoamers for pigment dispersants. The branched polymers are the reaction products of a linking agent defined by formula (I): R(Y)3  (I) wherein each Y group is a halogen atom or one Y group is a halogen atom and two Y groups together represent an epoxy oxygen atom, which is attached to two adjacent carbon atoms in the R group to form an epoxy group, and R is an alkanetriyl group containing from 3 to 10 carbon atoms, and b) at least one compound having the formula (II) R1X(EO)n(PO)m(BO)pZ  (II) wherein R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, organic group having from 4 to 36 carbon atoms; x is —O—, —S—, or —NR2—where R2 is hydrogen or a C1-C4 alkyl group; Z is hydrogen, —NHR2 in place of a terminal —O— group wherein R2 has the meaning given above, or —SH, in which the —SH group is present in place of a terminal —O— group; n is a number of from 0 to 100, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Breindel, David W. Brown
  • Patent number: 6500232
    Abstract: Process and equipment for the removal of crud from the interface between aqueous and organic layers in SX settlers in which at least one rotatable auger is positioned at or near the interface to remove crud continuously or intermittently from the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Jerome P. Dorlac, R. Brantly Sudderth
  • Patent number: 6498261
    Abstract: The invention is a method for improving the color and color stability of oleic acid by a two column distillation process in which the oleic acid to be color improved is introduced into a first distillation zone containing an enriching section and a stripping section providing a minor amount of a topping product and a major amount of underflow containing the oleic acid and passing the oleic acid to a bottom portion of a second distillation zone having an enriching section to recover the improved oleic acid with improved color and color stability as a top product from the second distillation zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Edward L. Ewbank, David J. Anneken
  • Patent number: 6472440
    Abstract: Defoamers are the products of the reaction of epichlorohydrin and compounds having the formula II R3(EO)n(PO)mOH  (II) wherein R3 is an alkyl, alkenyl or arenyl group having from 4 to 22 carbon atoms; a substituted alkyl or alkenyl group having from 4 to 22 carbon atoms wherein; n is a number from 0 to 50 and m is a number from 0 to 10; wherein the mole ratio of epichlorohydrin to (II) is from about 0.60/1 to about 2/1 are extremely efficient defoamers for aqueous surfactant systems. The defoamers are added to a surfactant in an amount sufficient to reduce or eliminate foam and have the advantage of being totally dispersible in water, are readily biodegradable, contain no organic solvents and do not affect the detergency of surfactants with which they are used because they are nonionic surfactants in themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen F. Gross, Michael S. Wiggins, Ronald W. Broadbent, David I. Devore
  • Patent number: 6465605
    Abstract: Polymeric compounds useful as low foaming surfactants and defoaming and stabilizing agents for aqueous-and nonaqueous-based compositions, and to processes for the preparation of the polymeric compounds, wherein the polymeric compounds are the reaction products of reactants comprising A) at least one linking compound of formula I R1(X)3  (I) wherein each X group is a halogen atom or one X group is a halogen atom and two X groups represent an epoxy oxygen atom, which is attached to two adjacent carbon atoms in the R1 group to form an epoxy group, and R1 is an alkanetriyl group containing from 3 to 10 carbon atoms; and B) compounds of formula 11 R2(OA)nX  (II) wherein R2 is an organic group containing from 4 to 36 carbon atoms, n is a number of from 0 to 200, X is —OH, —NHR′, or —SH and each OA group is independently an ethyleneoxy, 1,2-propyleneoxy, or 1,2-butyleneoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Breindel, Ronald W. Broadbent, Michael S. Wiggins, Marcie Natale
  • Patent number: 6432895
    Abstract: Detergent mixtures comprising (a) an oligomeric esterquat which is the product of the process which comprises reacting a mixture of a mono-carboxylic acid and a dicarboxylic acid with an alkanolamine to form an alkanolamine oligoester and reacting the alkanolamine oligoester with an alkylating agent and (b) the product of the process which comprises reacting an alkylene oxide and a fatty acid amidoamine, wherein the weight ratio of components (a) to (b) is from about 10:90 to about 90:10; and wherein the oligomeric esterquat has at least two cationic centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Joaquin Bigorra, Nuria Bonastre Gilabert, Rafael Pi Subirana
  • Patent number: 6432167
    Abstract: A process for the recovery of copper from an aqueous phase containing nitrate ions, in which the aqueous phase is contacted with a solution of an oxime extractant in a water-immiscible organic solvent, which comprises using at least one of the following process variants: I) reducing the acidity of the aqueous phase prior to contact with the organic solution; and II) reducing the electromotive force in the aqueous phase prior to contact with the organic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Virnig, Phillip L. Mattison, Hans C. Hein