Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Norvell E. Wisdom, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5576451
    Abstract: Esters of fatty acids with ethoxylated polyols are prepared by (a) ethoxylating polyols in the presence of basic catalysts at high temperatures with 80 to 150 moles ethylene oxide per mol polyol and then (b) reacting the reaction product with 1 to 1.3 moles fatty acids per mole of hydroxyl groups contained in the original polyol, in the presence of acid catalysts. These esters are useful as thickeners of aqueous solutions of surface active agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Antonio Trius Oliva, Oriol Ponsati Obiols, Joaquim Bigorra Llosas, Esther Prat Queralt
  • Patent number: 5565076
    Abstract: The service life of a conventional free fluoride ion sensitive electrode can be improved by shielding the outer casing of the conventional electrode against contact with the liquid composition in which the free fluoride ions concentration is to be measured, particularly when the solution is a hot acid solution containing surfactants and/or oxidizing agents, such as is normally used for cleaning aluminum beverage containers or providing a protective surface treatment to aluminum surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph C. Topping, Jeffrey T. Simpson
  • Patent number: 5547595
    Abstract: A lubricant composition including ethoxylated long chain primary alcohols and, preferably, boron compounds but excluding most other previously used organic lubricant materials gives superior results in tube pointing operations, especially with thick walled tubes, and is also useful for drawing operations, either subsequent to pointing or independently of pointing, where very high quality surface finishes are desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Hacias
  • Patent number: 5540336
    Abstract: Iron ore concentrates can be obtained by the flotation of iron ores providing mixtures containing at least one ether canine of formula (I):R.sup.1 O--(C.sub.n H.sub.2n).sub.y --NH--(C.sub.m H.sub.2m --NH).sub.x H,in which R.sup.1 is a linear or branched chain aliphatic hydrocarbon moiety having 6 to 22 carbon atoms and 0, 1, 2 or 3 double bonds; n and m independently of one another represent the number 1, 2 or 3; x=0 or the number 1, 2 or 3; and y=2 or 3, and at least one other anionic and/or nonionic collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Berthold Schreck, Rita Koester
  • Patent number: 5539135
    Abstract: Hydrophobicized double-layer hydroxide compounds may be produced if double-layer hydroxide compounds of the general formula (I): [M.sup.(II).sub.1-x M.sup.(III).sub.x (OH).sub.2 ] A.sub.x.n H.sub.2 O, in which M.sup.(II) is a divalent metal cation, M.sup.(III) is a trivalent metal cation, A is an equivalent of a monobasic and/or multibasic inorganic acid, x is a number from 0.2 to 0.5 and n is a number from 0 to 10, are reacted at elevated temperature and under autogenous pressure with at least one carboxylic acid or its salt and the reaction product is then dried. The hydrophobicized double-layer hydroxide compounds obtained by this process are suitable as catalysts for the alkoxylation of compounds with active hydrogen atoms or of fatty acid esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Wolfgang Breuer, Claudia Mai, Hans-Christian Raths, Elvira Scholz
  • Patent number: 5538561
    Abstract: An acidic cleaning process for aluminum, especially aluminum cans, that includes a pre-cleaning washing stage followed by an acid cleaning stage is improved by including in the pre-cleaning washing solution both of (i) a component of polyalkoxylated straight or branched chain alcohol surfactant and (ii) a component of polyalkylene glycol-abietic acid surfactant, which are maintained during the process in a ratio of component (i) to component (ii) within the range from 0.4:1 to 3.0:1. The method is particularly useful when the acid cleaning stage also contains both these types of surfactants, but at a lower ratio. A pre-cleaner replenisher composition including water, sulfuric acid, and polyalkoxylated straight or branched chain alcohol surfactant is advantageously used in the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm D. Brown, Shane P. Lambden
  • Patent number: 5534082
    Abstract: Heating an aqueous mixture of a fluoroacid such as H.sub.2 TiF.sub.6 and an oxide, hydroxide, and/or carbonate such as silica produces a clear mixture with long term stability against settling of any solid phase, even when the oxide, hydroxide, or carbonate phase before heating was a dispersed solid with sufficiently large particles to scatter light and make the mixture before heating cloudy. The clear mixture produced by heating can either be mixed with water soluble and/or water dispersible polymers, for example with dispersed polymers of the diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A or an acrylic acid polymer, or with soluble hexavalent and/or trivalent chromium, to produce a composition that improves the corrosion resistance of metals treated with the composition, especially after subsequent painting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: David Y. Dollman, deceased, Shawn E. Dolan, Lester E. Steinbrecher
  • Patent number: 5531912
    Abstract: A stearate free solid lubricant for cold working of metals contains approximately equal amounts of an alkene-acrylate ionomer and an alkoxylated alcohol in which the alcohol moiety has from 18-60 carbon atoms and the alkoxylate block has about the same number of carbon atoms. This lubricant can be conveniently applied from aqueous solution/suspension and works effectively even when the underlying steel surface has no conversion coating, which is usually required with stearate lubricants for best results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Church, Kenneth J. Hacias
  • Patent number: 5520959
    Abstract: A surface which has excellent adhesivity to paint, good corrosion resistance, and low friction may be obtained on drawn and iron tin plated cans by spraying the can surface for a time between 5 and 60 seconds at a temperature between 40.degree. and 60.degree. C. with an aqueous treating liquid having a pH between 4 and 6 and comprising (i) orthophosphoric acid and/or condensed phosphoric acids and (ii) a concentration of at least 0.1 w/o of a water soluble oligomer according to the general formula: ##STR1## wherein n is a number with a value between 10 and 30 and each of X and Y independently represents hydrogen or a group Z, wherein Z has a chemical composition conforming to the general formula: ##STR2## wherein each of R.sub.1 and R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeo Tanaka, Tomoyuki Aoki, Masayuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5518571
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of special alkyd resins and/or special polyester resins of monobasic carboxylic acids and/or esters thereof, polybasic carboxylic acids and/or anhydrides thereof, polyhydric alcohols and polyethylene glycol containing residual acid carboxyl groups at least partly reacted to form salts as pressure-sensitive hot-melt adhesives removable with aqueous solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Eckhardt Puerkner, Hermann Onusseit, Ulrich Eicken
  • Patent number: 5507884
    Abstract: A highly corrosion-resistant, highly alkali-resistant, and very paintable chromate film on the surface of a steel substrate coated with Zn-containing metal is formed by coating the substrate with an aqueous chromate bath and drying into place, preferably at a substrate temperature of 60.degree. to 200.degree. C., without a water rinse. The bath contains Cr.sup.6+, Cr.sup.3+, phosphate ions, water-soluble glycol ether (WSGE) and/or poly{vinyl alcohol} (PVA), and optionally silica sol, in amounts giving ratios of Cr.sup.3+ /Cr.sup.6+ =0.25 to 4.0, PO.sub.4 /total Cr=0.1 to 2.5, and (WSGE+PVA)/Cr.sup.6+ =0.1 to 0.5 in the bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Ogino, Shinji Nomura
  • Patent number: 5503733
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for phosphating galvanized steel surfaces, preferably electrolytically or hot-dip galvanized surfaces of steel strip, by treating them in a bath or spray with acidic aqueous phosphating solutions, wherein the workpieces are given a d.c. cathodic treatment at the same time. In the process, (a) the phosphating solutions contain Zn.sup.+2 cations in the range from 0.1 to 5 g/l, PO.sub.4.sup.-3 anions in the range from 5 to 50 g/l, NO.sub.3.sup.- anions in the range from 0.1 to 50 g/l, Mn.sup.+2 cations in the range from 0.1 to 5 g/l, and Cu.sup.+2 cations in the range from 0.001 to 1 g/l; (b) the following conditions are used: pH of the phosphating solution in the range from 1.5 to 4.5, temperature of the phosphating solution in the range from 10.degree. to 80.degree. C., treatment time in the range from 1 to 300 sec; and (c) the workpieces are also cathodically treated with a direct current with a density in the range from 0.01 to 100 mA/cm.sup.2 during phosphating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Horst-Dieter Speckmann, Reinhard Seidel, Gerard Veldman, Karl-Dieter Brands
  • Patent number: 5501817
    Abstract: A method for stabilizing aqueous zeolite suspensions by adding fatty-alcohol poly(ethylene glycol) ethers of the formula R.sup.1 O--(CH.sub.2 CH.sub.2 O).sub.n in which R.sup.1 is a linear aliphatic alkyl group containing 12 to 14 carbon atoms and n is an average number of from 4.2 to 4.8. Aqueous slurries containing from 20 to 60% by weight of zeolite are stabilized by adding it to the slurry from 0.1 to 5% by weight of the fatty-alcohol poly(ethylene glycol) ethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Ditmar Kischkel, Karl Schmid, Andreas Syldath, Thomas Krohnen
  • Patent number: 5500460
    Abstract: The quality of coating in autodeposition from solutions in which the coating is predominantly derived from epoxy resins can be improved in two ways, which can be used jointly or separately: A blocked isocyanate is used as cross linking agent for the epoxy resin, and a surfactant that prevents the occurrence of phase separation during drying of the coating is used. Preferably the surfactant is a fluoroaliphatic polymer ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Bashir M. Ahmed, Rohitha M. Jayasuriya, Thomas R. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 5498300
    Abstract: To impart an excellent corrosion resistance and adherence to the surface of tinplate while avoiding the production of sludge in the treatment bath during continuous treatment, a bath is used that contains phosphate ions, from 0.1 to 5.0 g/L of chelating agent, and tin ions; has a pH from 2.0 to 4.5; is essentially free of oxidizing agent and ferric ion; and has an oxidation-reduction potential of .ltoreq.450 mV more oxidizing than a silver-saturated silver chloride reference electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Aoki, Masayuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5498759
    Abstract: The cleaned surface of an aluminum or aluminum alloy product, for example, aluminum coil, is treated with a 0.5 to 3 second spray of a chromating bath heated to 40.degree. to 60.degree. C., said bath having a pH of 1.0 to 3.0 and containing 0.1 to 3.0 g/L of tungstate ions and/or molybdate ions, 0.5 to 4.0 g/L of hexavalent chromium ions, 5.0 to 30.0 g/L of phosphate ions, and 0.05 to 2.0 g/L of free fluoride ions. A highly corrosion-resistant, highly paint-adherent chromate coating can thereby be formed on the surface of aluminum in less time than that required by prior phosphoric acid-based chromating treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakada, Masayuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5488161
    Abstract: An improved process for oximation of carbonyl compounds, such as ketones and aldehydes by oximation with hydroxylamine including oximation processes carried out in the presence of a catalytic amount of a phase transfer catalyst comprised of a mixture of an alkyl phenol, such as nonylphenol or dodecylphenol and an organic carboxylic acid, such as 2-ethylhexanoic acid, in the presence of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal compound. The resulting oximes are useful as metal extractants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Leroy O. Krbechek
  • Patent number: 5486316
    Abstract: The coefficient of friction of aluminum can surfaces after alkaline cleaning and drying can be substantially reduced by adding to the alkaline cleaner a mobility enhancing additive, preferably a surface active quaternary ammonium salt with hydroxyethyl substituents on the quaternary nitrogen atoms. A can surface suitable for automatic conveying and high quality lacquer or printing ink adhesion can thereby be obtained, if desired without including any substantial fluoride content in any treatment stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Bershas, Timm L. Kelly, Gary L. Rochfort
  • Patent number: 5486414
    Abstract: Article of manufacture and method of making the same in which a metal substrate has an undercoating is made from a combination of at least one pulverulent metal and a transition metal compound and a coating thereon containing an autodeposited resin formed under autodepositing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Oscar E. Roberto, Marc A. Maxim
  • Patent number: 5476411
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid composition containing glycerin and polyethylene glycol with a molecular weight in the range of about 400 to about 1000, and, optionally, additional surfactant, is an excellent liquid auxiliary for wet sanding and produces a sanding mud that can easily be removed by washing with water, even after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore D. Held, III