Patents Assigned to Hercules LLC
  • Publication number: 20210387422
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a support material for three-dimensional printing comprising a blend of at least two cellulose ethers or a blend of at least one cellulose ether and at least one vinyl pyrrolidone polymer. Additionally, the present disclosure relates to a shaped material and a three-dimensionally printed object comprising the support material. Furthermore, a process for producing a three-dimensional object using the support material is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventor: Zhendong LIU
  • Publication number: 20210384511
    Abstract: An aqueous binder composition comprising a cationic copolymer derived from at least one cationic monomer and at least one nonionic monomer is disclosed. Additionally, the present disclosure relates generally to electrode compositions and methods of making electrodes, especially anodes, with the binder composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Alan E. GOLIASZEWSKI, Shufu PENG
  • Patent number: 11154475
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for coloring or bleaching a hair comprising steps of: (a) applying a first formulation comprising a hair coloring agent or bleaching agent in the hair and (b) applying to the hair a second formulation comprising a hair composition of an amide and/or an alkyl ammonium carboxylate salt. The amide can be a monoamide and/or a bisamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Emmanuel Paul Jos Marie Everaert, Gijsbert Kroon, Thi Diem Truc Tran
  • Publication number: 20210261814
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a water soluble or dispersible composition comprising a hydrophobically modified polyalkylene glycol having mono- and di-end capped hydrophobic groups. Additionally, the present disclosure also relates to applications thereof in various industrial areas such as coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: kelly Anne BRUSCH, Venkataram KRISHNAN, Grzegorz STOKLOSA, Zeena Kottukapally CHERIAN
  • Publication number: 20210253897
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a particulate product. The particulate product comprises coarse particles of a nonionic synthetic associative thickener (NSAT) rheology modifier. The NSAT rheology modifier is selected from the group consisting of hydrophobically-modified ethoxylated urethane (HEUR), hydrophobically-modified polyacetal-polyether (HMPAPE), and combinations thereof. The particulate product is incorporated into a waterborne paint formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventor: Abraham K. VAYNBERG
  • Publication number: 20210253769
    Abstract: A reaction product derived from a reactant comprising a diglycidyl ether component, a difunctional active hydrogen containing component and a hydrophobic component is disclosed. Additionally, the present disclosure relates generally to compositions comprising the reaction products and applications thereof in various industrial areas such as coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Kelly anne BRUSCH, Venkataram KRISHNAN, Grzegory STOKLOSA, Zeena Kottukapally CHERIAN
  • Publication number: 20210171664
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel hybrid polymers having unique physical properties. The hybrid polymers comprise a cellulose ether moiety, a linking group moiety, a spacer group moiety, and a lactam moiety. The present invention also provides compositions comprising the hybrid polymers and methods for preparing and using the hybrid polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Osama M. MUSA, Daiqiang XU, Todd Andrew BRUGEL
  • Patent number: 11001751
    Abstract: The invention provides polymers comprising repeating units derived from at least one monomer comprising at least one functionalized or unfunctionalized acryloyl moiety and at least one lactam moiety; at least one monomer comprising at least one sulfonic acid moiety or a salt thereof; and at least one crosslinker. The invention further provides various compositions comprising the polymers. The invention furthermore provides applications of these compositions in various industrial arts, particularly in oilfield operations such as drilling and cementing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Vincent Blazewicz, Janice Jianzhao Wang, Brent R. Gonska
  • Patent number: 10844254
    Abstract: A polymerizable adhesive composition comprising a two-part hybrid polymerizable adhesive composition is disclosed. In particular, the polymerizable adhesive composition comprises an organoborane monoamine complex, a free polyol comprising a dimer fatty polyol and a polyether polyol, at least one free radically polymerizable component, an isocyanate-terminated urethane pre-polymer, a free isocyanate and a low molecular weight chain extending compound. Also disclosed is methods of making and using a hybrid adhesive obtained from polymerization of the polymerizable adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HERCULES LLC
    Inventor: Jianxia Chen
  • Publication number: 20200259159
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a coated electrode for use in preparation of lithium ion batteries and methods of preparing such. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a polymer coating composition for coating electrodes of the lithium ion batteries (LIBs). The polymer coating composition comprises a polyurethane gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) formed by a reaction of an isocyanate and a polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Alan Edward GOLIASZEWSKI, Shufu PENG, Donghai WANG, Jiangxuan SONG, Qingquan HUANG, Kelly Anne BRUSH
  • Publication number: 20200188260
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of strengthening hair fibers using a hair composition comprising an amide and/or an alkyl ammonium carboxylate salt. The amide can be a monoamide and/or a bisamide. A method of protecting dyed hair color from fading or wash-out using the hair composition is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Gijsbert Kroon, Xiaochun Zhang, Emmanuel Paul Jos Marie Everaert
  • Patent number: 10568823
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of strengthening hair fibers using a hair composition comprising an amide and/or an alkyl ammonium carboxylate salt. The amide can be a monoamide and/or a bisamide. A method of protecting dyed hair color from fading or wash-out using the hair composition is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Emmanuel Paul Jos Marie Everaert, Gijsbert Kroon, Xiaochun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10526480
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an ultra-high solids emulsion comprising a plurality of multiphase polymer particles, in which the multiphase particles comprises an acrylic-based copolymer derived from monomers comprising an alkyl methacrylate; an alkyl acrylate; a hydroxyalkyl acrylate; at least one or more acids; a vinyl aromatic compound; and a vinyl ester or vinyl lactam, a copolymerizable surfactant, at least one or more alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) free nonionic surfactants, and at least one or more APE free anionic surfactants in aqueous medium in the presence of an initiator and a buffer. Additionally, methods for preparing such ultra-high solids emulsion and applications of such emulsion in coatings and adhesives are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Leo Ternorutsky, Lars Kilian, Sandipan Dutta, Kang I. Lee, Nathan K. Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20200002585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-component urethane adhesive system comprising a prepolymer component and a curative component. The adhesive system is suitable as a primer-less, high temperature-resistant adhesive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Hannah Teresa POWER, Nathalie PARENT, Lucia Blanco LOARTE
  • Patent number: 10370459
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for the preparation of alkyl hydroxyalkyl cellulose ethers, and the use of such alkyl hydroxyalkyl cellulose ethers in the preparation and use of mortars and other cement-based systems; also disclosed is a hydraulic composition containing at least one retarder, at least one accelerator and a cellulose ether having a prolonged open time without deterioration of the other cement tile adhesive properties such as workability, setting time, strength development and sag resistance; and further disclosed are dry mortars containing encapsulated calcium chloride used in preparing mortar materials for use in construction, and the preparation and use of such mortars in cold weather environments is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Kelly A. Brush, Patrick J. Cowan, Wilfried Adolphe Hohn, Alexander Adolphe Kindler, Vera Louise Nilles
  • Patent number: 10370482
    Abstract: A lactam-functionalized polymer is disclosed. The lactam-functionalized polymer includes lactam-functionalized polyacetal polyether, polyhemiaminal polyether or polyaminal polyether. The applications of the lactam-functionalized polymer are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Kelly A. Brush, Todd A. Brugel
  • Patent number: 10358574
    Abstract: An aqueous coating composition comprising at least 0.5 wt % of a lactam-functionalized polymer is disclosed. The lactam-functionalized polymer includes lactam-functionalized polyacetal polyether, polyhemiaminal polyether or polyaminal polyether. The aqueous coating composition can increase an open time of a water-borne latex paint. A method of increasing an open time for an aqueous coating composition of a water-borne latex paint using the lactam-functionalized polymer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Kelly A. Brush, Zeena Kottukapally Cherian, Venkataram Krishnan, Sowmitri Tarimala
  • Patent number: 10301478
    Abstract: An aqueous primer coating composition to a substrate comprises an aqueous cationic polyurethane and an aqueous polymer of oxazoline or N-vinylpyrrolidone. Also disclosed is a method applying the coating composition to the substrate and an electrophotographical printing medium coated with the coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HERCULES LLC
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Seshadri, Charles Joseph Wasserman, Biswajit Ghosh, Byoungchul Lee
  • Patent number: 10303842
    Abstract: A product testing assembly is described. The product testing assembly may include a substrate, at least one measuring device, and at least one data processing system. The substrate has at least one surface configured to receive an application of a product to be tested. The at least one measuring device is configured to sense measured quantities as product is applied to the substrate and output one or more signals representative of a sequence of forces and/or moments being applied to the surface of the substrate by the application of the product to be tested. The at least one data processing system has one or more processors configured to receive the one or more signals representative of the sequence of forces and/or moments being applied to the surface of the substrate, and to convert the one or more signals into an output signal representative of one or more application performance characteristics of the product to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hercules LLC
    Inventors: Konstantin Abraham Vaynberg, Jennifer M. Buckley, Matthew Reuben Durst, Brian Owens, Stephen James Weathers, Daniel Appel Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20190062612
    Abstract: A polymerizable adhesive composition comprising a two-part hybrid polymerizable adhesive composition is disclosed. In particular, the polymerizable adhesive composition comprises an organoborane monoamine complex, a free polyol comprising a dimer fatty polyol and a polyether polyol, at least one free radically polymerizable component, an isocyanate-terminated urethane pre-polymer, a free isocyanate and a low molecular weight chain extending compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: HERCULES LLC
    Inventor: Jianxia Chen