Patents Assigned to Ashland Inc.
  • Patent number: 7419724
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is an adhesive composition formed from two packs. One pack includes an isocyanate-functional prepolymer formed by reacting a polyisocyanate with an alcohol (e.g., polyol). The isocyanate equivalents from the polyisocyanate exceed the hydroxyl equivalents from the alcohol. The second pack is an aqueous polymer emulsion. These two packs are combined to form the novel adhesive composition. Another aspect of the invention is a method for joining together two surfaces of wood products by application of an adhesive thereto. The first step in this method is to mist with water the wood product surfaces to be joined. An adhesive composition then is applied to the misted wood product surfaces. Alternatively, the water misting can be replaced with an aqueous emulsion being part of the adhesive composition. Finally, the adhesive composition is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Ashland, Inc.
    Inventors: Gang-Fung Chen, Gary J. Walworth
  • Publication number: 20080118396
    Abstract: A method for treating electrocoating fluids involves exposing the electrocoating fluid to high-frequency ultrasound while emitting microbubbles into the electrocoating fluid. In further embodiments, the method includes emitting electromagnetic radiation into the fluid. In other embodiment, the method includes routing electrocoating fluid into a compartment. An apparatus for treating electrocoating fluids comprises a compartment (2) configured to hold electrocoating fluid, at least one ultrasound emitter (1) configured to emit high-frequency ultrasound (4) into the compartment (2), and a microbubble emitter (3) configured to emit microbubbles (5) into the compartment (2). In further embodiments, the apparatus may be in fluid communication with an external electrocoating bath. In other embodiments, the apparatus may include an electromagnetic radiation emitter (12), which may emit visible light into the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: ASHLAND, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Cordemans De Meulenaer, Mario Swinnen, Jan Reinier Gosker, Baudouin Hannecart
  • Publication number: 20080103281
    Abstract: A composition capable of radiation activated catalysis is provided. The composition comprises a metal compound, a mercapto compound and an olefinic compound. Radiation curable urethane compositions comprising the disclosed composition are also provided. The radiation curable urethane compositions comprise the disclosed composition, a hydroxyl compound and an isocyanate compound. Activation of the composition by radiation in a urethane formulation provides for an efficient method of curing the urethane composition. Coating and adhesive compositions comprising the radiation curable urethane compositions are also provided. In addition, methods for coating and bonding substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond S. Harvey, Thomas M. Moy, Gary M. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20080099141
    Abstract: A method of producing a flexible laminate and a flexible laminate produced by the method are provided. The method involves laminating flexible substrates with a urethane adhesive and allowing the urethane adhesive to cure. The urethane adhesive comprises at least one polyisocyanate, at least one polyfunctional curative, at least one metal based catalyst and a catalyst blocking agent. The catalyst blocking agent allows for improved control of the curing rate of the urethane adhesive in the flexible laminate. The curing rate of the urethane adhesive can be controlled with heat or actinic radiation or both. The method allows for faster and more economical production of flexible laminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Booth, Randy A. Johnson, Gary M. Carlson, Raymond S. Harvey, Thomas M. Moy
  • Publication number: 20060252869
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to resin formulations for sheet molding compounds. Particularly, but not by way of limitation, the disclosure relates to low-density thermosetting sheet molding compounds (SMC) comprising a treated inorganic clay, a thermosetting resin, a low profile agent, a reinforcing agent, a low-density filler, and substantially the absence of calcium carbonate. The thermosetting SMC are used to prepare exterior and structural thermoset articles, e.g. auto parts and panels, etc that have Class A Surface Quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska-Baxter, Michael Sumner, Dennis Fisher
  • Publication number: 20060249869
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to resin formulations for sheet molding compounds. Particularly, but not by way of limitation, the invention relates to low-density thermosetting sheet molding compounds (SMC) comprising an organic-modified, inorganic clay, a thermosetting resin, a low profile agent, a reinforcing agent, a low-density filler, and substantially the absence of calcium carbonate. The present disclosure relates particularly to the use of alternative reactive monomers present as aromatic, multiethylenically-unsaturated compounds that aid thermosetting SMC in yielding exterior and structural thermoset articles, e.g. auto parts, panels, etc that have Class A Surface Quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sumner, Dennis Fisher
  • Publication number: 20060252868
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to resin formulations for sheet molding compounds. Particularly, but not by way of limitation, the invention relates to low-density thermosetting sheet molding compounds (SMC) comprising an organic-modified, inorganic clay, a thermosetting resin, a low profile agent, a reinforcing agent, a low-density filler, and substantially the absence of calcium carbonate. The present disclosure relates particularly to blends of isophthalate modified, maleic-glycol polyester resin -glycol and maleate-glycol polyester resins that provide low density, thermosetting SMC that yields exterior and structural thermoset articles, e.g. auto parts, panels, etc that have Class A Surface Quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Loza, Michael Sumner, Dennis Fisher
  • Publication number: 20060178456
    Abstract: The invention is a composition comprising a blend of two or more epoxide containing compositions selected from epoxidized vegetable oils, epoxidized alkyl esters or cycloaliphatic epoxides. In another embodiment, the invention is a blend of one or more epoxidized vegetable oils, epoxidized alkyl esters, or cycloaliphatic epoxides with one or more aromatic epoxides or epoxy functionalized polyoxyalkylene polyols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Applicant: ASHLAND INC.
    Inventors: Robert Seats, Carroll Reid
  • Patent number: 7052579
    Abstract: This invention relates to a liquid composition for the control of pitch deposition in pulp and paper making comprising an aqueous solution of (1) a cationic guar polymer, and (2) isobutylene/maleic anhydride copolymer. The invention also relates to a process for inhibiting pitch and stickies deposition in pulp and papermaking systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Ashland Inc.
    Inventor: George K. Wai
  • Patent number: 6986948
    Abstract: A laminate formed from a first fiber-reinforced ply joined by a laminating resin composition to a second fiber-reinforced ply. The laminating resin composition is the cured residue of a polyester resin being end-terminated with an alkyl acrylate group and diluted with less than about 35 wt-% styrene. The first fiber-reinforced ply is laminated to the second fiber-reinforced ply with the laminating resin composition by coating a surface of the first ply with an adhesive composition. The coated first ply surface is joined with a surface of the second ply and the adhesive cured. In making the laminating resin composition, unreacted alkyl acrylate can be reacted with an epoxy to push the reaction to completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Ashland, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Riley, Roman Loza
  • Patent number: 6982062
    Abstract: This invention relates to a corrosion inhibiting composition comprising (a) an aliphatic amine, (b) an azole selected from the group consisting of (1) tolyltriazole, (2) benzotriazole, and (3) mixtures thereof, and (c) a benzoate. The compositions are particularly useful in inhibiting the corrosion of metal equipment, particularly equipment made from cast iron and aluminum, and more particularly, engine blocks that have been subjected to water flushing. The invention also relates to a process for inhibiting corrosion, particularly the vapor phase corrosion of metal equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Frank L. M. DeCordt, Niklas Dahlberg, Joseph Mihelic, Michelle Blackowski
  • Patent number: 6964989
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to water resistant peelable protective and decorative clear or pigmented coating compositions and, more specifically, to solvent and aqueous based, polymeric coating compositions which form a protective and/or decorative coating on a variety of substrates, including automotive paints, metals, plastics, concrete, natural and synthetic elastomers, and ceramics. The coatings are be formulated for temporary or long term protection depending upon the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Jiafu Fang, Zhiqiang Zhang, Frances E. Lockwood, Richard J. Baumgart, Michael A. Dituro
  • Publication number: 20050245631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to radiation-curable coating formulations specifically for plastic substrates. The present invention specifically relates to resinous Michael addition products of ?-dicarbonyl compounds and Lewis-functional multifunctional acrylate esters. The present invention father relates to methods of fabricating and using the inventive compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gould, Matthew Sheridan, Thomas Marino, Alexandre Mejiritski, Dustin Martin
  • Publication number: 20050245630
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to radiation-curable ink formulations, and particularly, but not by way of limitation, to a family of radiation-curable ink formulations specifically for lithographic printing applications. The inventive ink formulations are based on multifunctional acrylate resins formed by the reaction of acrylate monomers and oligomers with ?-keto esters (e.g., acetoacetates), ?-diketones (e.g., 2,4-pentanedione), ?-keto amides (e.g., acetoacetanilide, acetoacetamide), and/or other ?-dicarbonyl compounds that can participate in Michael addition reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Sridevi Narayan-Sarathy, Lisa Hahn
  • Publication number: 20050245636
    Abstract: The invention detailed herein comprises a family of radiation-curable coating formulations specifically for wood substrates. These coating formulations are based on multifunctional acrylate resins formed by the reaction of acrylate monomers and oligomers with ?-keto esters (e.g., acetoacetates), ?-diketones (e.g., 2,4-pentanedione), ?-keto amides (e.g., acetoacetanilide, acetoacetamide), and/or other ?-dicarbonyl compounds that can participate in the Michael addition reaction. These coating resins will cure under standard UV-cure conditions without the addition of traditional photo initiators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Fechter, Michael Gould, Thomas Marino, Alexandre Mejiritski, Dustin Martin
  • Publication number: 20050245711
    Abstract: The invention detailed herein comprises a family of novel multifunctional acrylate ionomeric resins, which are water-dispersible, and have built-in photoinitiator. The inventive resins are made self-photoinitiating by their reaction with ?-keto esters (e.g., acetoacetates), ?-diketones (e.g., 2,4-pentanedione), ?-keto amides (e.g., acetoacetanilide, acetoacetamide), and/or other ?-dicarbonyl compounds that can participate in the Michael addition reaction as “Michael donors.” These water-dispersible resins cure under standard ultraviolet (UV) cure conditions to give tack-free coatings without the addition of traditional photoinitiators. The present invention further relates to the use of these resins in coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Sridevi Narayan-Sarathy, Robert Fechter
  • Patent number: 6945722
    Abstract: A tire applicator for applying treatment fluid to sidewall of a vehicle tire, which is constructed with an applicator head including a dispenser housing having a bottom distribution plate and an applicator pad affixed thereto, and which may be configured to complementally and releasably receive an associated container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: The Valvoline Company, a division of Ashland, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Colburn, Frederick Large, Brooke T. Baxter, Wen-Chen Su, Dan Anderson, William R. Bucknam, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6939477
    Abstract: The present invention provides new polymer induction bonding technology. Induction heating technologies are utilized to weld, forge, bond or set polymer materials. The invention provides controlled-temperature induction heating of polymeric materials by mixing ferromagnetic particles in the polymer to be heated. Temperature control is obtained by selecting ferromagnetic particles with a specific Curie temperature. The ferromagnetic particles will heat up in an induction field, through hysteresis losses, until they reach their Curie temperature. At that point, heat generation through hysteresis loss ceases. This invention is applicable to bonding thermoplastic materials, wherein only the area to be heated has ferromagnetic particles in it; bonding of thermoset composites, which have been processed with a layer of thermoplastic material on one side; curing of thermoset adhesives or composite resins; or consolidating thermoplastic composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Ashland, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Stark, Guy A. Rossi, Hamid R. Mojazza, Ross Haghighat, Peter Schuler
  • Patent number: 6919300
    Abstract: A protective lubricating composition is provided which will penetrate readily to closely fitting frictional parts and form a protective non-migrating lubricating film improving lubrication between the moving parts reducing friction and wear and preventing corrosion. The lubricant composition may be combined with solvents and propellants to make a sprayable lubricant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dituro, Richard J. Baumgart, Mandeep S. Saini, Christopher J. Nonevski
  • Patent number: RE39764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite roof structures and their preparation. The composite roof structure is prepared by applying a one-part, moisture curable, foaming, polyurethane adhesive composition to the roof deck, placing the roofing material in contact with the adhesive composition, and allowing the adhesive mixture to foam, fill, and cure. If multiple layer of the roofing material are used to form the composite roof structure, then the above procedure may be used to adhere each of the roofing material layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Ashland, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda C. Streets, David J. Hatgas, Terri S. Townsend, Carrie D. Margot, Roger L. Streets