Patents Examined by Amina Khan
  • Patent number: 9951303
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to composition for grafting fragrance substances, as well as related articles, consumer products, and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Robertet, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen V. Dente, Ketrin Leka Basile, Julianne Harraka, Garry Johnson, Paul Thottathil, Satyabrata Mukherjee, Purushothaman Kesavan, John Ryan
  • Patent number: 9951394
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing raw animal hides into leather are provided. In particular, one or more embodiments comprise a tanning manager that directs the routing of hides to a plurality of tanning drums. This allows the tanning manager to efficiently use the capacity of the plurality of tanning drums and provides improved consistency in the tanning of the hides. Furthermore, one or more embodiments enable the tanning manager to route hides to tanning drums based on various factors, such as hide type, hide weight, and hide size. In addition, one or more embodiments provide the tanning manager with greater control over the processing of hides into leather by customizing the tanning recipes applied to each batch of hides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: National Beef Packing Company, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Horst Hein, Kenneth Graham Press, Shaun Francis Gleeson
  • Patent number: 9951470
    Abstract: A pulp fiber with an enhanced carboxyl content resulting in improved antimicrobial, anti-yellowing and absorptive properties is described. Methods for making the kraft pulp fiber and products made from it are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GP Cellulose GmbH
    Inventors: Arthur J. Nonni, Charles E. Courchene, Blair Roderick Carter
  • Patent number: 9938411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to disperse azo dyes based on diazo components having at least one fluorine-containing substituent and an 2,6-diaminosubstituted pyridine coupling component, to a process for the preparation of such dyes and to their use in the dyeing or printing of semi-synthetic and, especially, synthetic hydrophobic fiber materials, more especially textile materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Patric Nowack, Urs Lauk, Athanassios Tzikas
  • Patent number: 9926664
    Abstract: A continuous dyeing method for long original tufted carpets, including applying a dyeing liquid to the carpet while running it in the longitudinal direction with a continuous dyeing machine that includes a dyeing liquid supply applicator having an independent supply route A and supply route B, each having a plurality of nozzles capable of applying dyeing liquid to the original tufted carpet so as to uniformly flow onto the original tufted carpet through a plate. The nozzles of supply route A and supply route B are alternately aligned in the width direction, with at least one of the nozzles of each of supply routes A and B opened by the control of an opening means. The present continuous dyeing method is capable of easily dyeing an original tufted carpet a mixture of colors and/or various patterns by gradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOABO MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakichi Kono, Toru Kubo, Itsuo Kawakita
  • Patent number: 9873278
    Abstract: A receiver layer for use in dye diffusion thermal transfer printing includes a release agent and a swellable inorganic lamellar material that is at least partially in an exfoliated or intercalated state. The receiver layer may be thermally transferable. The swellable inorganic lamellar material may be a clay, which may be at least partially in the exfoliated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Morven McAlpine, Christopher Bennett
  • Patent number: 9863089
    Abstract: A golf ball of a first color is dyed to a second color with an anionic or nonionic disperse dye. Either or both of a pigmented coating layer or an optional clear coating layer on the pigmented coating layer comprises a member selected from the group consisting of polyurethanes, polyureas, polyamides, and combinations thereof, which can be dyed by the anionic or nonionic disperse dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley C. Tutmark, Anna Schoborg, Yihua Chang
  • Patent number: 9839603
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dyestuff of plant origin, obtained from a colored part of a plant species, the cell tissues of which contain iridisomes responsible for the coloration of said part. It relates most particularly to a blue dyestuff obtained from the arils of the seeds of the plant species Ravenala madagascariensis. It also relates to compositions, in particular cosmetic compositions, especially intended for making up the skin or superficial body growths, containing said dyestuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: LVMH RECHERCHE
    Inventors: Patrice Andre, Michel Garcia
  • Patent number: 9840807
    Abstract: A method for: (1) The application of solvent-based resin formulations to various forms and classes of textile fibers, fabrics, and finished goods which, when dyes or pigments are included, will impart color to textile materials; (2) The application of the formulations to various forms of rubbers, natural and synthetic, in the pre-formed state or subsequent to forming a finished product which will impart color and fortification; (3) The application of the same group of formulations to revitalize plastic surfaces and impart color to plastics prior to and subsequent to forming finished products; (4) The application of the same formulations to polymers for the purpose of carrying additives for purposes such as, but not limited to, sizing, mildew resistance, UV protection, glazing, creation of printable or paintable surfaces, artistic coloring effects, abrasion resistance, stain resistance, mercerizing, and many more, with or without dyes or pigments included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Francis Luzon
  • Patent number: 9828701
    Abstract: A method of producing synthetic yarn having polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) properties is described. The method providing: applying a PTFE additive to a partially oriented yarn (POY) during one or more finishing processes of the POY to produce a PTFE enhanced POY having PTFE on the surface of the fibers of the PTFE enhanced POY.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Richard F. Rudinger
  • Patent number: 9809925
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a parchmentized fibrous support containing parchmentizable synthetic fibers parchmentized with sulfuric acid, the process for making such a support and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Fernando Mora, Hervé Planchard
  • Patent number: 9803104
    Abstract: The invention is related to a processing formulation and method for producing fabrics which are eco-friendly and easy to implement. The invention provides stereoscopic fabrics with special patterns and tactile texture produced by an eco-friendly non-dye formulation and process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsing-Nan Chung, Meng-Yueh Wu
  • Patent number: 9797095
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to liquid sizing compositions comprising shading dyestfuffs, derivatives of diaminostilbene, binders, protective polymers, and optionally divalent metal salts which can be used for the optical brightening of substrates, including substrates suitable for high quality ink jet printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ARCHOMA IP GMBH
    Inventors: Cedric Klein, Heidrun Grether-Schene
  • Patent number: 9797089
    Abstract: A method for photocatalytic white discharge printing for achieving patterns on textiles includes closely integrating substrates with patterned printing plates or fixing patterned printing plates on one or both sides of a substrate, placing them in a reactor equipped with a light source and containing the photocatalytic white discharging formulation. The method has the characteristics of a simple process, short processing, easy controlling and wide adaptability. The process eliminates the need for printing plates and expensive printing apparatus used in complicated conventional printing methods. Additionally, the photocatalytic solution can be reused which avoids generous application of chemical agents and waste discharges that are present in conventional printing methods. The method is beneficial for cutting costs, saving energy, reducing emissions and has cleaner production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Soochow University
    Inventors: Jiajie Long, Hongmei Xu, Aidong Wang
  • Patent number: 9797090
    Abstract: A photocatalytic method of colored discharge printing for producing colorized patterns on textiles includes over dyeing textiles with illuminant dyes and ground shade dyes respectively, manufacturing patterned printing plates with hollow-out decorative patterns, applying a photocatalyst on the over-dyed textiles through the hollow-outs, using a photocatalytic method of colored discharge printing to produce localized discoloration of the ground shade while leaving the illuminant dyes on the textile which produces an effect of colorized patterns on the textiles. The method has the characteristics of being a simple process with a simple apparatus and has short processing, easy control and wide adaptability. The method eliminates the needs for printing pastes and expensive printing apparatus used in the complicated process in a conventional printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Soochow University
    Inventors: Jiajie Long, Xiaoping Bi
  • Patent number: 9790453
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric shading dye and their use in laundry applications. The polymers are alkoxylated polyethylene imines and the dyes are reactive dyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Norman Batchelor, Sheng Meng, Qingsheng Tao, Jinfang Wang
  • Patent number: 9765453
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flame retardant fabrics and safety apparel, especially yarn used for high flame resistant safety apparel fabric wherein the yarn uses a cheese method and the yarn is used to weave fabric. The fabric as described contains at least 60% high flame resistant modacrylic fiber which after cheese dyeing is woven into fabric. The safety apparel that use this fabric will not continue to burn after leaving a fire, will not melt or cause the wearer secondary injury and complies with the relevant standards of the European Union, the United States and China.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Shaomin Deng, Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 9758747
    Abstract: Liquid or gel-form detergents can be externally structured with a structuring system comprising crystallizable glyceride(s) emulsified with an alkanolamine-neutralized anionic surfactant. Crystallizable glyceride(s) of use include hydrogenated castor oil. The liquid or gel-form detergents may be packaged in unit dose form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pol Boutique, Luc Marie Willy Lievens, Vincenzo Guida, Frederik Vandenberghe
  • Patent number: 9745474
    Abstract: Dyes of formula (1) their production and their use are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: DyStar Colours Distribution GmbH
    Inventors: Roxana Barbieru, Sivamurugan Vajiravelu, Wei Tian Loh
  • Patent number: 9725597
    Abstract: Dye(s) of formula (I) process for their production and their use are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: DyStar Colours Distribution GmbH
    Inventors: Roxana Barbieru, Sivamurugan Vajiravelu, Wei Tian Loh