Patents Represented by Attorney Kenneth P. Van Wyck
  • Patent number: 5182346
    Abstract: There are disclosed methods and compositions for accelerating the hardening of phenolic resole resins having a pH of about 4.5 to 9.5 with lightburned magnesium oxide or magnesium hydroxide, with or without the addition of an ester functional hardening agent. Acceleration of hardening is achieved by incorporating into said compositions an effective quantity of a material which: increases the solubility of magnesium in the hardenable mixture; by certain amines; or by certain chelating agents. Accelerator compounds include those which provide chloride, sulfamate, nitrate, formate, and phosphite anions as well as selected tertiary amines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 5182347
    Abstract: The hardening of a composition containing a phenolic resin solution and a magnesia aggregate is effected by mixing into such composition at a pH of at least 4.5: a compound which provides an acetate, adipate, 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylate, formate, glycolate, lactate, nitrate, benzenesulfonate, naphthalenesulfonate, methanesulfonate, phenolsulfonate, succinate, sulfamate, or toluenesulfonate anion to the composition; or a mixture of said compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 5180795
    Abstract: There is disclosed methods and compositions for retarding the room temperature hardening of phenolic resole resins when such resins are mixed with lightburned magnesium oxide with or without an ester functional hardening agent. Compounds which act as retarders include azelaic acid, salicylamide, sulfanilic acid, N-methylaniline, and 2,6-diethylaniline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 5179177
    Abstract: Retarding the hardening of a composition containing a phenolic resin solution and a magnesia aggregate is effected by mixing into such composition a compound which provides an aspartate, fluoride, bifluoride, malate, tartrate, citrate, oxalate, phosphate or phosphonate anion to the composition or a tetraalkoxy silane, a partially hydrolyzed tetraalkoxy silane, 2-, or 4-chlorophenol, or 2'-, or 4'-hydroxyacetophenone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 5145887
    Abstract: There are disclosed methods and compositions for room temperature hardening of phenolic resole resin refractory compositions containing a magnesium oxide hardening agent alone or together with an organic ester. The resin is a low viscosity, low molecular weight resin having a high free phenol content. The magnesium hardening agent has a surface area of at least 20 square meters per gram. The compositions provide adequate working times and room temperature hardening within 24 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Taylor, Arthur H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 5145913
    Abstract: There are disclosed methods and compositions for retarding the room temperature gelation and eventual hardening of phenolic resole resins when such resins are mixed with lightburned magnesium oxide or magnesium hydroxide hardening agents with or without an ester functional hardening agent. Retardation of gelation and hardening is achieved by incorporating into said mixture a compound which decreases the solubility of magnesium in said mixture. Additionally, hardening at higher temperatures, thermal curing, as well as refractories, coated abrasives, polymer concrete, and other methods and compositions of this invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 5128183
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to modified polyolefin films with stable twist retention and dead fold properties to be employed in wrapping in general, and particularly in wrapping small items. The films produced by the present invention exhibit improved moisture vapor barrier and oxygen barrier properties. The inventive films are obtained by extrusion and stretching of a ternary mixture comprising (1) isotactic polypropylene; (2) high density polyethylene; and (3) a glassy amorphous low molecular weight resin. Multilayer films are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Pierpaolo Buzio
  • Patent number: 5128205
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for improving the slittability and subsequent wind-up of a roll of clear plastic multilayer coextrusion film by the addition to the skin layer of a slitting aid. The slitting aid is an inorganic filler material the presence of which in the skin layer reduces or eliminates telescoping of the rolled coextruded film, facilitates faster line speeds, and allows the reduction of taper tension as the wind-up process progresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Butler
  • Patent number: 5096983
    Abstract: There are disclosed methods and compositions for retarding the room temperature gelation and eventual hardening of phenolic resole resins when such resins are mixed with lightburned magnesium oxide or magnesium hydroxide hardening agents with or without an ester functional hardening agent. Retardation of gelation and hardening is achieved by incorporating into said mixture a compound which decreases the solubility of magnesium in said mixture. Additionally, hardening at higher temperatures, thermal curing, as well as refractories, coated abrasives, polymer concrete, and other methods and compositions of this invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 5059488
    Abstract: This invention relates to ethyleneurea-glutaraldehyde resins, urea-ethyleneurea-glutaraldehyde resins, their synthesis, as well as their application as an adhesive for wood panel manufacture. Molar ratio of ethyleneurea to glutaraldehyde can range from 0.3 to 3.5. Urea incorporated into ethyleneurea-glutaraldehyde resin can be high as two times the moles of glutaraldehyde used in the formulation and can be introduced at any stage during the reaction course, simply post added, or any combination of the above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Detlefsen, David Wen-I-Shiau, Nicholas K. Daisy
  • Patent number: 5059433
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shelf stable, filled pasta product and a process for preparing same. A pasta casing is prepared from a dough of flour, water and optionally eggs, and a filling material of, for example, beef, chicken or cheese, is placed inside the pasta dough casing. During drying, an equilibration of moisture contents occurs between the pasta and the filling material whereby a final moisture content of about 18-22% by weight and a water activity (A.sub.w) of not more than 0.85 are achieved. By this process is produced a filled pasta product with non-refrigerated shelf life exceeding nine months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanien Lee, Catherine E. Hoyda, Carleton G. Merritt
  • Patent number: 5047275
    Abstract: A pre-cure resistant powder resin binder for waferboard/oriented strandboard manufacture is manufactured from spray drying a liquid resin composition containing a low advanced phenol-formaldehyde resin and a water soluble oxo compound of boron. The spray dryability of the low molecular weight phenol-formaldehyde resin is enhanced by the addition of the oxo boron compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Shui-Tung Chiu
  • Patent number: 5043040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for improving the slittability and subsequent wind-up of a roll of clear plastic multilayer coextrusion film by the addition to the skin layer of a slitting aid. The slitting aid is an inorganic filler material the presence of which in the skin layer reduces or eliminates telescoping of the rolled coextruded film, facilitates faster line speed, and allows the reduction of taper tension as the wind-up process progresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Butler
  • Patent number: 5034097
    Abstract: A composition comprising epoxidized polyamide wet strength resin and lecithin. The composition provides wet strength to paper and molded pulp products and at the same time increases the internal bonding of the paper or molded pulp products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Elmer D. Martinez, Thomas F. Duncan
  • Patent number: 5019618
    Abstract: A pre-cure resistant powder resin binder for waferboard/oriented strandboard manufacture is manufactured from spray drying a liquid resin composition containing a low advanced phenol-formaldehyde resin and a water soluble oxo compound of boron. The spray dryability of the low molecular weight phenol-formaldehyde resin is enhanced by the addition of the oxo boron compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Shui-Tung Chiu
  • Patent number: 4994505
    Abstract: The invention relates to a binder composition comprising a low molecular weight poly (orthomethylolated) phenolic compound which is combined with a phenol formaldehyde novolac resin and cured in the presence of alkali and an organic ester. Low and high density aggregates can be added to the binder to produce foundry or refractory articles. The binder can also be applied, with or without aggregate, to paper, fabrics, or concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 4990349
    Abstract: A process for preparing a microwave cooked pasta product is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of (a) combining flour, egg whites, water, and optionally whole eggs, and a dibasic or tribasic organic acid derivative such as a tricarboxylic acid ester derivative, to form a paste, (b) drying the paste to produce pasta at drying temperatures of 100.degree. to 130.degree. F., (c) optionally soaking the pasta in hot or cold temperature liquid for a period of time sufficient to at least partially hydrate the paste, (d) heating the pasta for a period of time sufficient to cook the pasta, e.g. about 1 to 2 minutes. A preferred acid derivative is triethyl citrate. The heating can be achieved by exposure to microwave radiation. The cooked pasta is characterized by a starch loss upon cooking of less than about 8% by weight, based on uncooked pasta weight, and by texture superior to that obtained without the dibasic or tribasic organic acid derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhyaneshwar B. Chawan, Carleton G. Merritt, Wiley W. Hargrove
  • Patent number: 4985269
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rapid and continuous process for making corn dough masa and tortilla chips by processing non-hydrated corn feed, an alkalizing agent, and water through a cooker-extruder under certain process parameters so as to make the masa and subsequently the finished tortilla product. The corn feed can be any form of corn ranging from whole kernel corn to finely ground corn flour. The extruder process conditions use a Specific Mechanical Energy input of 300 to 550 watt hours per kilogram of material fed to the extruder; a Residence Time Distribution of from about 175 to 400 seconds; a Shear Rate of 65 to 140 reciprocal seconds; and a Peak Temperature of 230.degree. F. to 270.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Scot A. Irvin, Robert A. Fedor, Carleton G. Merritt
  • Patent number: 4976982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing low calorie pasta product comprising glutinous flour, an added fiber source, a reducing agent, and water. The use of a reducing agent in the method of the invention neutralizes oxidizers present in or on the surface of the added fiber source whereby improved texture and mouth feel of high fiber-containing pasta is achieved. The amount of corn fiber, soy fiber, oat fiber, etc. in the pasta can be up to about 30 percent by weight without adverse effect on paste texture or color. By replacing some of the glutinous flour in the pasta with bulk fiber, the calorie content of the pasta is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Gillmore, Carleton G. Merritt
  • Patent number: 4956186
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for preparing reduced calorie, essentially lactose free, artificially sweetened yogurt. By utilizing ultrafiltration and enzymatic hydrolysis to reduce the lactose content, and by the addition of low calorie sweeteners, a yogurt product is produced with 60-70 calories per six ounces of product. Because the lactose level is reduced to less than 0.1% by weight, the product is amenable to lactose-intolerant individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Streiff, David L. Hoyda, Edward Epstein