Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Marilyn J. Maue
  • Patent number: 6968662
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved wind lift resistant self-sealing shingles having an adhesive-to-adhesive seal between courses of shingle installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporaion
    Inventor: Tommy F. Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 6858315
    Abstract: An asphalt primer composition which comprises between about 0.8 and about 45 wt. % of a halobenzotrifluoride and between about 55 and about 92 wt. % of liquid cutback asphalt normally employed in building construction and road paving and having a VOC below 200 g/l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Amir G. Khan, Elizabeth Machado
  • Patent number: 6817152
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coated fiber mat of improved tear strength upon dividing pieces of the coated mat and the coating which comprises a cured, non-woven, fiber glass mat containing a polysiloxane wherein the fibers are fixedly distributed in a formaldehyde type binder containing a binder modifier which is a crosslinked styrene/acrylic polymer, and to a process for the preparation of the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Qinyun Peng, Krishna Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 6804919
    Abstract: In a rectangular composite shingle unit including (a) a top sheet having a lower butt portion which is longitudinally divided into spaced tabs and an upper undivided headlap portion having a horizontal line of markings immediately above the butt portion indicating nailable sites for attachment of the shingle unit to a roof deck and (b) a continuous, elongated backer strip underlying the tabs and nail markings of the headlap which is aligned in offset or flush position along the longitudinal margin of the butt portion and which extends from the bottom edges of the tabs to the top area of the nail line markings; the improvement which comprises a backer strip having a plurality of extended projections on the top longitudinal margin of said backer which projections are spaced apart and vertically extend upwardly beyond the nail line markings and underlay the headlap portion of the top sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: Sudhir Railkar
  • Patent number: 6806334
    Abstract: What is described herein is an excipient for a pharmaceutical tablet which is a proliferous copolymer of vinyl pyrrolidone and vinyl acetate, to provide the tablet with rapid dissolution and disintegration properties, and, also reduced hygroscopicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Edward G. Malawer, James P. Cullen, Chi-San Wu, Laurence Senak, William J. Drefko, David K. Hood, Peter J. Brush
  • Patent number: 6774344
    Abstract: The process of adhering asphaltic roofing tiles to a roof deck by covering the tiles on the deck with a heat blanket capable of generating a temperature of at least the cure temperature of the tiles thereby sealing the tiles to the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Geoff Trowbridge, Tommy Rodrigues, Dave Mastropasqua
  • Patent number: 6774071
    Abstract: This invention relates to a low fiber, plyable facer suitable for use in the construction industry, particularly for insulation board manufacture, comprising a dry preformed fiber mat containing a binder for the fibers, preferably a preformed glass mat, coated with a prefoamed composition which contains a polymer latex, a foam sustaining amount of a surfactant and a flame retarding and/or strengthening amount of a mineral filler and also to the use and process for the preparation of the above as well as to a siding underlayment or insulation board having a foamed, thermosetting resin core which is surfaced with said facer as a product for commercial use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Horner, Jr., William K. Longcor, IV, Lorin J. Lichten
  • Patent number: 6767548
    Abstract: This invention relates to a biocidal composition resistant to the formation of a gel and to the method for stabilizing a concentrate containing, in addition to the biocide, a carbodiimide, a lipophilic/hydrophilic emulsifier mixture having a HLB of 6 to 20 and optionally an oil and/or an alkoxylated ester of a polyhydroxylated compound, by adding to the concentrate an effective anti-gelling amount of an anti-gelling agent selected from the group of an inorganic oxide, a epoxidized naturally occurring or synthetic vegetable oil and an epoxylated ester of a saturated or unsaturated C6 to C18 aliphatic acid optionally containing hydroxy substitution and mixtures of the foregoing anti-gelling agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Kolazi S. Narayanan, Domingo Jon, George B. Beestman
  • Patent number: 6753362
    Abstract: An adhesive composition which requires no applied heat to effect curing and which produces a strong bond between a polymeric capping membrane suitably employed in roofing or siding and a roofing or siding base or substrate which composition essentially comprises a homogeneous 60 to 75% solids mixture of (a) between about 0.5 and about 15 wt. % of a thermosetting styrene/isoprene/styrene block polymer containing up to 90% styrene; (b) between about 13 and about 30 wt. % aromatic hydrocarbon solvent containing from about 5 to about 20 wt. % aliphatic hydrocarbon; (c) between about 20 and about 70 wt. % non-blown asphalt optionally containing a minor amount of blown asphalt; (d) between about 1 and about 10 wt. % metal silicate and (e) between about 0.1 and about 5 wt. % of a C6 to C16 alkoxyalkyl amine substituted ester of a C2 to C12 carboxylic acid as a surfactant. The invention also relates to the method of preparing and using the above adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Amir G. Khan, Michael D. De Souto
  • Patent number: 6740653
    Abstract: This invention relates to the stabilization of o/w microemulsions containing an active aza biocide by addition of an alkaline, water soluble buffering agent in an amount sufficient to adjust the pH to between 6 and 14 and to the use of said o/w microemulsions to control infestations and/or infections when topically applied to livestock or domestic animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Kolazi S. Narayanan, Domingo Jon
  • Patent number: 6713538
    Abstract: A post-treatment process for making a water-resistant polymeric coating composition or a strongly-swellable polymeric gel includes providing a stable, aqueous two-phase polymeric composition by the steps of forming a reaction mixture in a reaction vessel which includes a water-soluble vinyl monomer, optionally with one or more water-soluble comonomers, first amount of a crosslinking agent, and water, heating the mixture, then periodically adding a predetermined amount of an initiator, and polymerizing at about 30-130° C., optionally removing the resultant two-phase composition from the reaction vessel, adding a predetermined amount of an additional crosslinker or proteinaceous compound thereto, optionally coating the mixture onto a support, and optionally heating to further polymerize the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Stephen L. Kopolow, Michael Tallon, Yoon Tae Kwak, Laurence Senak, Drupesh Patel, John Mc Kittrick
  • Patent number: 6706147
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coated fiber mat of improved tear strength upon dividing pieces of the coated mat and the coating which comprises a cured, non-woven, fiber glass mat containing a polysiloxane wherein the fibers are fixedly distributed in a formaldehyde type binder containing a binder modifier which is a crosslinked styrene/acrylic polymer, and to a process for the preparation of the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Qinyun Peng, Krishna Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 6706817
    Abstract: What is described is a polymeric hydrogel of a polymeric anhydride or acid, e.g. maleic anhydride or maleic acid polymer, or copolymer thereof, crosslinked with a crosslinking agent containing at least 2 crosslinkable groups, particularly, —OH or —NH2, or both. The reaction product is a crosslinked polymeric ester or amide/imide, or both, suitably having a mole ratio of —OH, or —NH2, to —COOH, of 1:10 to 10:1, preferably 2:10 to 7:1. The hydrogel is particularly swellable in water, e.g. >100% in 1 hour in aqueous media; and forms a thin, tacky layer on a substrate, which property is useful in bioadhesive products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Krystyna Plochocka, Jeffrey A. Lynn
  • Patent number: 6705050
    Abstract: A flashing device for covering a wall mounted service feed line entering or exiting a building which device comprises a flat plate having a central keyhole shaped opening and a downwardly or horizontally extending hollow sleeve member integrally mounted to the eye portion of the keyhole shaped opening on a plane approximately perpendicular to said plate; the underside of said sleeve having a slot horizontally disposed along its entire length, wherein the opposed edges ends of the horizontal slot are contiguous with the bottom eye portion and the top leg portion of the keyhole shaped opening and the width of the slot is commensurate with the width of the service feed line to or from the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Nichols, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6682188
    Abstract: An inkjet printing composition for coating a substrate to receive dye images thereon includes: (a) a polymer for absorbing said dye images, and (b) a dye fixative therein to inhibit migration of dye images from one part of the substrate to other portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Kopolow, John M C Kittrick, Michael Tallon
  • Patent number: 6667029
    Abstract: A stable, aqueous cationic hydrogel of, by weight, 1-50% of a crosslinked cationic copolymer of 5-95% vinylpyrrolidone (VP) and 5-95% 3-dimethylaminopropyl(meth)acrylamide (DMAPMA) monomers, a crosslinking agent in an amount of 0.05-1% of said monomers, and water is described. The hydrogel has a pH of about 10 and a Brookfield viscosity of about 650 (Model DV-II+, RV spindle #3, speed 10 rpm); it can increase its viscosity by up to 40× at a pH of 3-9 and absorb up to 200× its weight of water. The hydrogel also can effectively condition hair even in the presence of an anionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Yuanzhen Zhong, Janusz Jachowicz, Philip F. Wolf, Roger L. Mc Mullen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6664356
    Abstract: This invention relates to a non-leachable, oil based carrier derived from the anhydrous free radical solution polymerization of a water insoluble acrylate and/or acrylamide monomer in an oil medium for use in long lasting skin lubricating formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventor: Jenn S. Shih
  • Patent number: 6641259
    Abstract: A method of color inkjet printing on a substrate coated with a substantially colorless, 90-10 to 30-70, wt/wt, copolymer of vinyl pyrrolidone and vinyl imidazole, by inkjet printing dye images on the thus-coated substrate, characterized in that the dye images obtained exhibit excellent light fastness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Kopolow, Drupesh Patel, Yoon Tae Kwak, Michael Tallon, David K. Hood, Laurence Senak, John M C Kittrick
  • Patent number: 6624271
    Abstract: A process for making a solution of a copolymer of maleic anhydride (MA) and methyl vinyl ether (MVE) monomers the specific viscosity (SV) of the product being about 2.5-6, preferably 3-5, indicating a weight average molecular weight of substantially above one million, preferably above 1.5 million and a solids content of about 20-45%, preferably 30-40, in isopropyl acetate (IPAc), solvent includes the steps of (a) precharging part of MVE in IPAc into a reactor heated to about 50-90° C., and then (b) feeding (i) a solution of MA in IPAc, (ii) the rest of MVE, at a mole ratio of MA:MVE of 1:≧1.5 to 1:<3, preferably 1:2.4, and (iii) a free radical initiator dissolved in IPAc, in an amount of 0.02-0.3%, preferably 0.05-0.2%, based on total monomers, into the reactor over time. Powders of such MA/MVE copolymers are made by removing the solvent from the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Yoon Tae Kwak, Stephen L. Kopolow, Alan J. Carlin
  • Patent number: 6624242
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion of (a) 0.1-40% by wt. of a low molecular weight, low melting point, water-insoluble polymer in which the polymer particles have a size <10 microns, and (b) 0.001-30% by wt. of an anionic emulsifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Curry, Kolazi S. Narayanan, Ronald H. Goehner, Jr., Domingo I. Jon, George B. Beestman