Patents Assigned to OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
  • Patent number: 10351678
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include organic polymeric particles, paper coating compositions, coated paper, and methods of forming coated paper with the paper coating compositions. The embodiments of the organic polymeric particle include an organic hydrophilic polymer with a unit for hydrogen bonding, and a hollow porous structure that comprises an organic polymer that at least partially surrounds the organic hydrophilic polymer, where the hollow porous structure has a pore surface area greater than 1 percent of a total theoretical exterior surface area of the hollow porous structure and the organic hydrophilic polymer and the hollow porous structure give the organic polymeric particle a void volume fraction of 40 percent to 85 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Brennan, John P. Kelly, Brian J. Ninness, James G. Galloway, Alan B. Chaput, Jr., John A. Roper, III, John D. Oates
  • Patent number: 10259928
    Abstract: Compositions that include polymer and silane can be used in various finish compositions, especially finish compositions intended for use on hard, high gloss surfaces. The silane of the composition can be in the form of a silane group attached to a polymer backbone or as a distinct component. The polymer can be provided as an aqueous emulsion or suspension in a liquid. The polymer finish composition can be used as a floor care coating or as an architectural coating such as a paint or wood finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Omnova Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Gaston
  • Patent number: 10253202
    Abstract: Described are polymer compositions that include lattices (e.g., polymer emulsions or suspensions in an aqueous phase) and that contain a gloss reducing agent and that are useful in various finish compositions such as in floor care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Omnova Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Gaston
  • Patent number: 10189958
    Abstract: A method of forming an organic polymeric particle, comprising (i) forming a core of an organic hydrophilic polymer with monomers that contains an acid group, a latent acid group, or a combination thereof; (ii) forming a shell that comprises an organic polymer with monomers that contains an acid group, a latent acid group, or a combination thereof to encapsulate the core, where the shell has an initial size; expanding the core to form a hollow porous structure from the shell, where the hollow porous structure has an expanded size larger than an initial size of the shell; and (iii) hydrolyzing the acid group, the latent acid group or the combination thereof of the hollow porous structure and the organic hydrophilic polymer to give the organic polymeric particle a void volume fraction of 40 percent to 85 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Brennan, John P. Kelly, Brian J. Ninness, James G. Galloway, Alan B. Chaput, Jr., John A. Roper, III, John D. Oates
  • Patent number: 9676132
    Abstract: Decorative films, useful for making a wide range of decorative laminates, that have a relatively deep texture on one major face and a relatively smoother, print receptive surface on the other major face. Notwithstanding the deep texture, the films have superb tracking characteristics and are compatible with a wide variety of automated printing operations. This allows automated printing equipment to print information directly onto the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Guillot, Jon R. Schrader, Cornelius Joseph Toomey
  • Patent number: 9394458
    Abstract: A coating composition including an uncured binder component and a particle component. The particle component can include a plurality of first particles and/or a plurality of second particles. The first particles are non-spherical and have an average particle size in the range of from about 0.5 to about 20 ?m and have a Mohs hardness in the range from about 4 to about 7. The first particles are made of material comprising inorganic, amorphous, glass material. The second particles are at least substantially spherical and have an average particle size in the range of from about 0.5 to about 70 ?m. The second particles are made of material comprising organic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Lan W. Pershing, Barry A. Goldslager
  • Patent number: 8940826
    Abstract: Described are polymer compositions that include lattices (e.g., polymer emulsions or suspensions in an aqueous phase) and that contain a gloss reducing agent and that are useful in various finish compositions such as in floor care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Gaston
  • Patent number: 8912251
    Abstract: A process comprising heating an aqueous dispersion of first structured polymer particles at a temperature of at least about 155° C., optionally in the presence of a base and/or a swelling agent, to produce an aqueous dispersion of heat treated structured polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Melinda H. Keefe, James G. Galloway, Ray E. Drumright, Michael J. Devon, Dwayne J. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 8846803
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymeric latexes that can be used in adhesive compositions, which provide improved bonding of rubber articles to rubber reinforcing articles. The adhesive composition includes a single or a blend of polymeric latexes comprising a conjugated aliphatic monomer, a vinylaromatic monomer, a vinylpyridine monomer, and a nitrogen-containing monomer comprising a reactive N-methylol- or N-alkoxy-functionality. Use of the monomer comprising a nitrogen-containing monomer comprising a reactive N-methylol- or N-alkoxy-functionality allows for reduced amounts of the vinylpyridine monomer in the latex, and enhances the bonding properties of the adhesive composition. Use of the adhesive composition provides economic and chemical advantages for the preparation of reinforced rubberized articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Norman K. Porter, Carla B. Dittman McBain
  • Patent number: 8790768
    Abstract: A coating composition including an uncured binder component and a particle component. The particle component can include a plurality of first particles and/or a plurality of second particles. The first particles are non-spherical and have an average particle size in the range of from about 0.5 to about 20 ?m and have a Mohs hardness in the range from about 4 to about 7. The first particles are made of material comprising inorganic, amorphous, glass material. The second particles are at least substantially spherical and have an average particle size in the range of from about 0.5 to about 70 ?m. The second particles are made of material comprising organic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Lan W. Pershing, Barry A. Goldslager
  • Publication number: 20140147626
    Abstract: Decorative films, useful for making a wide range of decorative laminates, that have a relatively deep texture on one major face and a relatively smoother, print receptive surface on the other major face. Notwithstanding the deep texture, the films have superb tracking characteristics and are compatible with a wide variety of automated printing operations. This allows automated printing equipment to print information directly onto the films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Omnova Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Omnova Solutions, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140080959
    Abstract: A process comprising heating an aqueous dispersion of first structured polymer particles at a temperature of at least about 155° C., optionally in the presence of a base and/or a swelling agent, to produce an aqueous dispersion of heat treated structured polymer particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Melinda H. KEEFE, James G. GALLOWAY, Ray E. DRUMRIGHT, Michael J. DEVON, Dwayne J. NICHOLSON
  • Patent number: 8592541
    Abstract: Gypsum wallboard can be made lighter and less dense, without sacrificing strength, by adding to the gypsum slurry used in making the board a styrene butadiene polymer latex substantially stable against divalent ions in which the styrene butadiene polymer includes at least 0.25 wt. % of an ionic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ira John Westerman
  • Patent number: 8562775
    Abstract: A coating composition is based on a polyester mixed with an alkyl-etherified melamine formaldehyde. The coating composition is partially cured in a first stage to provide a thermoformable partially cured, tack-free, non-blocking, coating layer, followed by application to generally a contoured substrate and thermoforming to conform thereto. The contoured partially cured coating layer is then heat cured to form a cured coating. A hydroxyl-terminated polyoxetane containing repeat units derived from oxetane monomers having one or two pendent —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf groups, wherein Rf is partially or fully fluorinated, can be esterified with polyester-forming reactants to form a fluorinated polyoxetane-modified polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Weinert, Guillermina C. Garcia, James E. Robbins, Martin J Fay
  • Patent number: 8557914
    Abstract: A latex binder for a pigmented paper coating, the latex including particles of an emulsion copolymer comprising (i) from about 15 to about 35 weight % mer units deriving from the polymerization of acrylonitrile; (ii) from about 25 to about 65 weight % mer units deriving from the polymerization of conjugated diene monomer; and (iii) from about 5 to about 55 weight % mer units deriving from the polymerization of alkenyl aromatic monomer, based upon the total weight of the mer units within the particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: I. John Westerman, Jaclyn Laurich, R. Michael Flickinger
  • Patent number: 8460497
    Abstract: A coating composition is based on a polyester mixed with an alkyl-etherified melamine formaldehyde. The coating composition is partially cured in a first stage to provide a thermoformable partially cured, tack-free, non-blocking, coating layer, followed by application to generally a contoured substrate and thermoforming to conform thereto. The contoured partially cured coating layer is then heat cured to form a cured coating. A hydroxyl-terminated polyoxetane containing repeat units derived from oxetane monomers having one or two pendent —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf groups, wherein Rf is partially or fully fluorinated, can be esterified with polyester-forming reactants to form a fluorinated polyoxetane-modified polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Weinert, Guillermina C. Garcia, James E. Robbins, Martin J. Fay
  • Patent number: 8436059
    Abstract: An aqueous floor care composition comprising water, polymer particles wherein the polymer particles include units derived from a conjugated diene monomer, units derived from an acidic monomer, and units derived from a hard, non-acidic monomer, an external crosslinking agent, and optionally one or more of a leveling agent, surfactant, polyurethane, alkali-soluble resin, coalescing agent, plasticizer, and wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kyung Don Kim, James Gaston, II
  • Publication number: 20130092313
    Abstract: A coating composition is based on a polyester mixed with an alkyl-etherified melamine formaldehyde. The coating composition is partially cured in a first stage to provide a thermoformable partially cured, tack-free, non-blocking, coating layer, followed by application to generally a contoured substrate and thermoforming to conform thereto. The contoured partially cured coating layer is then heat cured to form a cured coating. A hydroxyl-terminated polyoxetane containing repeat units derived from oxetane monomers having one or two pendent —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf groups, wherein Rf is partially or fully fluorinated, can be esterified with polyester-forming reactants to form a fluorinated polyoxetane-modified polyester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC.
  • Patent number: 8333871
    Abstract: Agglomerated hollow particle latex is employed as a filler in the wet end of the paper-making process to provide paper with improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: John Tsavalas, John A. Roper, III, Carleton L. Gaupp, James G. Galloway
  • Patent number: 8334047
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include paper coating compositions, coated paper and/or paperboard, and methods of forming coated paper and/or paperboard with the paper coating compositions. The embodiments of the paper coating compositions contain high levels of hollow polymeric pigment relative to other pigments used in the paper coating composition (e.g., inorganic pigments). The paper coating compositions can provide the coated paper and/or paperboard with a wide variety of desirable features (e.g., high gloss, good smoothness, improved stiffness), while minimizing compaction (i.e., permanent deformation) of the underlying base paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Kelly, Mark J. Pollock, Holly L. Dunnill, John G. Tsavalas, James G. Galloway, Alan B. Chaput, Jr., Timothy M. Dellinger, John A. Roper, III, Greg W. Welsch