Patents Represented by Attorney Kenneth P. Van Wyck
  • Patent number: 4956190
    Abstract: The invention relates to improvements in flour, and pasta produced therefrom, wherein the flour is produced by milling of grains and legumes previously tempered in the presence of a reducing agent. The reducing agent can be, for example, sodium metabisulfite, organic acids, SO.sub.2, cysteine, thioglycolic acid, glutathione, or hydrogen sulfide. The presence of the reducing agent in the tempering solution produces an improvement in color retention of the resulting flour, and allows the shorts to separate from the semolina to be remilled to produce flour of color and quality acceptable for use in pasta production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhyaneshwar B. Chawan, Carleton G. Merritt, Radwan H. Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 4939188
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of lithium ion-generating alkalizing agents in resole binder compositions useful for bonding aggregate materials to form refractory articles. Use of lithium-ion generating alkalizing agents produce resole resin binder compositions which, when cured by an ester functional curing agent, exhibit tensile and compression strengths superior to strengths obtained from compositions using sodium ion-generating or potassium ion-generating alkalizing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 4937024
    Abstract: A method for bonding lignocellulosic material under heat and pressure together with steam and a gaseous ester wherein a mat of lignocellulosic material with a curable aqueous alkali solution of a phenol-formaldehyde resole binder is compressed between a pair of heated press platens to a first intermediate density and thickness, and condensable steam is injected into the mat through openings in said platens; the mat is then further compressed to a final density and thickness; and an ester in gaseous form is injected into said mat to cure a portion of the binder. Following the gaseous ester injection, the mat may be further injected with high pressure steam to cause further cure or elimination of uncured formaldehyde. A vacuum or exhaust is optionally applied to the mat through the platen opening to remove excess steam and other vapor, and the press is opened to remove the board formed from the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles H. Hickson
  • Patent number: 4855354
    Abstract: The invention relates to a curable aldehyde resin and starch composition useful as a saturant and laminating adhesive for paperboard products, including dual arch corrugated cardboard. The aldehyde resin to starch ratio is from approximately 7:5 to 5:1 by weight. By the present invention is produced corrugated paperboard which has substantially improved crush strength over that obtained with polyvinyl acetate adhesives, and higher moisture resistance than either polyvinyl acetate or starch adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Mohler, Thomas A. Romz, Baird E. Lithgow
  • Patent number: 4853232
    Abstract: A non-bitter enzyme modified cheese flavoring composition made by effecting proteolysis in warmed hard cheese with high levels of a purified microbial coagulase enzyme. In the paste form, this composition has a high solids content and is spreadable at refrigerator temperature. In another embodiment, the composition is spray-dried as a granular product having instant cold water dispersibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Anandaraman Subramaniam, Robert M. Ozogar, Carlton K. Bergsbaken
  • Patent number: 4844972
    Abstract: Woven-backed vinyl coverings with starchy-PVA adhesive are readily applicable by "do-it-yourselfers" to interior walls and ceilings, cabinets, other appropriate furniture, and so forth, and are long-lasting when so applied. These coverings are fully strippable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Tedeschi, Dwight E. Chapman
  • Patent number: 4840808
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preserving the color and texture of vegetable pasta, wherein the color of the vegetable pasta is derived from chlorophyll-containing vegetable matter added to alimentary paste at a pH above 7.0. The color preservation is enhanced by the presence or addition of a cation selected from the group consisting of magnesium, zinc, copper, calcium, and aluminum cations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanien Lee, Carleton G. Merritt, Nancy E. Dermody
  • Patent number: 4537807
    Abstract: A premoistened towelette or wiper type paper product having high wet strength when stored in an acidic pH medium and during usage and lower wet strength when immersed in a neutral or alkaline pH medium for disposal in conventional sewage systems comprising a non-woven fibrous web which is treated with an improved polymeric binder comprising a copolymer of glyoxal and polyvinyl alcohol which maintains high wet strength when stored for sustained periods of time in acidic pH wetting medium conventionally used for external cleansing of the human body and during usage and yet which will readily break-up during flushing. This instant invention also comprises a method of treating non-woven fibrous webs with the improved glyoxalated polyvinyl alcohol copolymer binder and drying prior to wetting in an acidic, e.g. boric acid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: The Borden Company, Limited
    Inventors: Lock-Lim Chan, Patrick W. Lau
  • Patent number: 4515769
    Abstract: The invention provides an encapsulated flavorant composition for use in food and other compositions intended for introduction into the mouth. This composition is prepared by the steps of forming an emulsion of flavoring agent in a partially hydrophilic matrix material comprising gelatin, a natural gum or albumin and plasticizer; drying the emulsion to a solid matrix; grinding to a solid base powder; and then coating the base powder with a water insoluble material which will prevent elution of flavor from the base powder and will not immediately dissolve under the hydrolytic condition of the mouth yet which, when chewed, or otherwise worked in the mouth, will give a substantial flavor "burst" and sustained flavor release as the hydrophilic base powder matrix is wetted in the mouth. The encapsulated flavorant composition may be used in chewing gum, candies and other foods, toothpaste, chewing tobacco and snuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Carleton G. Merritt, Winston H. Wingerd, David J. Keller
  • Patent number: 4424300
    Abstract: Phenol-formaldehyde resin powder capable of both heat softening and fast-cure is produced by spray drying a blend of resole and novolac prepolymers. The powder, when mixed, heated and pressed with wax-coated wood chips, flows and cures to form a superior, bonded flake waferboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Otto G. Udvardy, Patricia E. Titus, Martin Navratil
  • Patent number: 4398953
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an improved, silicone-containing, oil-in-water emulsion, paste polish composition especially suited for use on cars and exhibiting improved water-beading durability. The composition is comprised of montan wax, an emulsifier, silicone oil, amino silicones, finely-divided abrasive, water, volatile aliphatic hydrocarbon liquid, and optionally, pigment. The improvement comprises using a volatile aliphatic hydrocarbon liquid having an evaporation rate approximately three to five times faster than the evaporation of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1983
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Willem B. van der Linde
  • Patent number: 4386106
    Abstract: A method for preparing a controlled, delayed release encapsulated flavorant composition for use in chewable confections prepared by the steps of forming an emulsion of flavoring agent in a partially hydrophilic matrix material comprising gelatin, a natural gum and plasticizer; drying the emulsion to a solid matrix; grinding to a solid base powder; and then coating the base powder with a water insoluble material which will prevent elusion of flavor from the base powder and will not dissolve under the hydrolytic condition of the mouth to give a delayed flavor release and yet which, when chewed, will give a substantial flavor "burst" and sustained flavor release as the hydrophilic base powder matrix is wetted in the mouth. An improved variable flavor chewing gum composition containing a delayed release flavorant of the invention is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1983
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Carleton G. Merritt, Winston H. Wingerd, David J. Keller
  • Patent number: 4382149
    Abstract: A process for preparing a granular, supported silver catalyst by: contacting refractory porous granules having a tap volume of about 1 to 2 grams per cubic centimeter with water or a water soluble liquid having a boiling point of less than about 150.degree. C. so as to wet said granules and to absorb water or said soluble liquid within peripheral pores of said granules; contacting the wet granules with an ammoniated solution containing a silver salt which decomposes on calcination at a temperature below about 600.degree. C. and a fatty acid having from about 12 to 22 carbon atoms, the quantity of silver salt in said solution being sufficient to provide a metallic silver deposit onto said granules of from about 1 to 10% by weight of said dry granules; drying the silver solution on the granules, and heating the dried granules at a temperature sufficient to decompose the dried silver compounds to metallic silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1983
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruno O. Krueger
  • Patent number: 4363741
    Abstract: A novel composition for removing grease, grime and corrosion from automotive cooling systems consists essentially of water, citric acid, ammonium hydroxide, a defoamer comprised of a blend of mineral oils and silica derivatives, and an octylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol non-ionic surfactant having 30 moles of ethylene oxide per mole of t-octylphenol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1982
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Gould
  • Patent number: 4362756
    Abstract: A brown sugar sweetened condensed milk composition of at least 8.0% milk fat and 28% total milk solids, water, a nutritive carbohydrate sweetener, comprising high ash, unrefined brown sugar solids syrup and sucrose, and sufficient alkaline stabilizer to adjust the pH of the sweetened milk pH to 6.75-6.85 prior to heating the sweetened milk to temperatures above about 180.degree. F. thereby avoiding casein precipitation in a conventional process for preparing sweetened condensed milk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander W. Williams
  • Patent number: 4343718
    Abstract: This foaming system includes a foaming agent solution and a resin solution. The foaming agent includes the relative amounts of 15 to 30 parts by weight of a salt of an alkyl diphenyl oxide sulfonate, 10 to 25 parts of 85% phosphoric acid and 15 to 25 parts urea, all in an aqueous solution. The resin solution includes a resin prepared by reacting 1 to 2.4 mols of formaldehyde per 1 mol of urea, 6.5 to 500 mmols polyethylene glycol as foam charring agent, 0.3 to 1.2 mmols of calcium carbonate as uniform foam cell size agent, 3 to 310 mmols of dicyandiamide as foam hydrolysis resistance agent, 2 to 30 mmols of sodium bromide as foam aging agent, and sufficient water to make a 35 to 45% solution. In preparing the foam, one part by weight of the foaming agent solution of about 5% solids concentration is aerated and then 1.0 to 1.5 parts by weight of the resin solution is sprayed thereon to obtain foam with an average linear shrinkage of about 0.25%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Williams
  • Patent number: 4330437
    Abstract: A process for preparing a granular, supported silver catalyst by: contacting refractory porous granules having a tap volume of about 1 to 2 grams per cubic centimeter with water or a water soluble liquid having a boiling point of less than about 105.degree. C. so as to wet said granules and to absorb water or said soluble liquid within peripheral pores of said granules; contacting the wet granules with an ammoniated solution containing a silver salt which decomposes on calcination at a temperature below about 600.degree. C. and a fatty acid having from about 12 to 22 carbon atoms, the quantity of silver salt in said solution being sufficient to provide a metallic silver deposit onto said granules of from about 1 to 10% by weight of said dry granules; drying the silver solution on the granules, and heating the dried granules at a temperature sufficient to decompose the dried silver compounds to metallic silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruno O. Krueger
  • Patent number: 4269949
    Abstract: A finished resin comprising a highly condensed phenol formaldehyde resole resin which has green groups formed by a low condensation phenol formaldehyde resin, the finished resin being modified by addition of a weak acid and a non-cellulosic protective colloid to improve reactivity and flow properties thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles H. Hickson, Pitchaiya Chandramouli
  • Patent number: 4251400
    Abstract: This invention relates to polyvinyl acetate adhesives redispersible in hot and cold water in the dried film form.The adhesives comprise an emulsion of a polyvinyl acetate, an anti-coalescing polyvinylpyrrolidone and a non-volatile, water-soluble plasticizer for said anti-coalescing agent that is immiscible with the polyvinyl acetate resin, said plasticizer being present in amount to impart flexibility to the dried adhesive film and the ratio of polyvinyl acetate to anti-coalescing agent not exceeding about 8 parts by weight for each part by weight of agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter S. Columbus
  • Patent number: 4250076
    Abstract: These compositions comprise sand, a novolac binder resin and a hot distortion additive comprising a modified novolac resin which is prepared by co-reacting an alkylphenol with phenol and formaldehyde or by post-alkylating the novolac resin by means of alkylating compounds selected from alkenes, vinyl benzenes and unsaturated alicyclic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Golden, Matthew S. Kulaga, Stephen Shatynski