Patents Examined by Anthony J. Green
  • Patent number: 10414690
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydraulic binder consisting essentially in a hydraulically active amorphous calcium silicate phase, having in its constitution less than 20% in weight of a crystalline material. The said hydraulically active amorphous calcium silicate phase is a continuous matrix that may contain embedded fractions of crystalline material, being the overall C/S molar ratio of this hydraulic binder comprised between 0.8 and 1.25. The crystalline fraction of this material is essentially composed by wollastonite in both of its polymorphic structures, ? and ?. Furthermore, the invention relates to methods of producing the hydraulic binder by liquefying the raw materials, in a specified C/S molar ratio, followed by fast cooling to room temperature. Finally, the invention relates to a building material made by setting the binder or a mixture containing this binder with water and subsequent hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CIMPOR PORTUGAL, SGPS, SA.
    Inventors: Ricardo Simoes Bayao Horta, Rogerio Anacleto Cordeiro Colaco, Jose Nuno Aguiar Canongia Lopes, Rodrigo Lino Dos Santos, Joao Chaves Pereira, Paulo Jose Pires Da Rocha E Silva, Sandra Maria Martin Lebreiro
  • Patent number: 10415661
    Abstract: Provided is a non-asbestos friction material comprising: base fiber; a binder; a lubricant; an inorganic friction modifier; a pH adjuster; and a filler as compounded materials, wherein at least one of the filler and the inorganic friction modifier is only coated with at least one of a fatty acid and a metal soap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Kobayashi, Toshiki Hotta, Masahiro Takezaki
  • Patent number: 10414968
    Abstract: This document relates to settable, hydraulic, non-Portland foamed cement compositions comprising nitrogen gas-generating compositions used for loss circulation control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: B. Raghava Reddy
  • Patent number: 10414692
    Abstract: An extrudable cement-based material is formed from a mixture that includes cement in the range of about 40 to 90% by wet weight percent, a lightweight expanded aggregate in the range of about 10 to 60% by wet weight percent, a secondary material in the range of about 0.1 to 50% by wet weight percent, a reinforcement fiber in the range of about 1 to 20% by wet weight percent, a rheology modifying agent in the range of about 0.5 to 10% by wet weight percent, a retarder in the range of about 0.1 to 8% by wet weight percent, and water in the range of 10 to 60% of a total wet material weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Intellectual Gorilla GmbH
    Inventors: Evan R. Daniels, Per Just Andersen
  • Patent number: 10407343
    Abstract: Red mud-based geopolymer compositions and methods of their preparation are described. The red mud-based geopolymer compositions can be cured at ambient temperatures using alkaline solutions of relatively low alkaline compound concentration compared to other geopolymer compositions. In particular, the use of a red mud previously utilized in a flue gas desulfurization process can provide high strength geopolymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Hebei Research Institute of Construction and Geotechnical Investigation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qingke Nie, Wei Hu, Baoshan Huang, Tao Ai, Qiang He, Xiang Shu
  • Patent number: 10400154
    Abstract: This document relates to settable, hydraulic, non-Portland foamed cement compositions comprising nitrogen gas-generating compositions used for loss circulation control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: B. Raghava Reddy
  • Patent number: 10392307
    Abstract: A method for making geopolymer cementitious binder compositions for cementitious products such as concrete, precast construction elements and panels, mortar, patching materials for road repairs and other repair materials, and the like is disclosed. The geopolymer cementitious compositions of some embodiments are made by mixing a synergistic mixture of thermally activated aluminosilicate mineral, calcium sulfoaluminate cement, a calcium sulfate and a chemical activator with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventor: Ashish Dubey
  • Patent number: 10385255
    Abstract: This document relates to settable, non-hydraulic foamed cement compositions comprising nitrogen gas-generating compositions used for loss circulation control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: B. Raghava Reddy
  • Patent number: 10377667
    Abstract: It has been unexpectedly discovered that the addition of a non-spec natural pozzolan to non-spec fly ash significantly improves the properties of the non-spec fly ash to the extent it can be certified under ASTM C618 and AASHTO 295, as either a Class F or Class C fly ash. Other pozzolans may also be used for this beneficiation process. Many pozzolans are experimentally tested and may be used to beneficiate non-spec fly ash into certifiable Class F fly ash. Additionally, this disclosure provides a method of converting a Class C fly ash to a more valuable Class F fly ash, by utilizing natural pozzolans. This discovery will extend diminishing Class F fly ash supplies and turn non-spec fly ash waste streams into valuable, certified fly ash pozzolan which will protect and enhance concrete, mortars and grouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CR Minerals Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Earl Thomas, Richard Douglas Carter, Jeffrey Alexander Whidden
  • Patent number: 10377669
    Abstract: A low-density, high-strength concrete composition that is both self-compacting and lightweight, with a low weight-fraction of aggregate to total dry raw materials, and a highly-homogenous distribution of a non-absorptive and closed-cell lightweight aggregate such as glass microspheres or copolymer polymer beads or a combination thereof, and the steps of providing the composition or components. Lightweight concretes formed therefrom have low density, high strength-to-weight ratios, and high R-value. The concrete has strength similar to that ordinarily found in structural lightweight concrete but at an oven-dried density as low as 40 lbs./cu.ft. The concrete, at the density ordinarily found in structural lightweight concrete, has a higher strength and, at the strength ordinarily found in structural lightweight concrete, a lower density. Such strength-to-density ratios range approximately from above 30 cu.ft/sq.in. to above 110 cu.ft/sq.in., with a 28-day compressive strength ranging from about 3400 to 8000 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SEBASTOS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Randall L. Byrd, Matthew D'Ambrosia
  • Patent number: 10369087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rapid-setting hydraulic binder composition and, more specifically, to a hydraulic binder composition, which contains tricalcium aluminate (C3A) and dodecacalcium heptaaluminate (C12A7), and thus is rapidly set, has an easily adjustable setting time, and is bio-friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MARUCHI
    Inventors: Sung Wook Jang, Kye Hong Cho, Jin Sang Cho, Moon Kwan Choi, Ki Yeon Moon
  • Patent number: 10370295
    Abstract: It has been unexpectedly discovered that the addition of ground-granulated blast-furnace slag to non-spec fly ash significantly improves the properties of the non-spec fly ash to the extent it can be certified under ASTM C618 and AASHTO 295, as either a Class F or Class C fly ash. Other pozzolans may also be used for this beneficiation process. Many pozzolans are experimentally tested and may be used to beneficiate non-spec fly ash into certifiable Class F fly ash. Additionally, this disclosure provides a method of converting a Class C fly ash to a more valuable Class F fly ash. This discovery will extend diminishing Class F fly ash supplies and turn non-spec fly ash waste streams into valuable, certified fly ash pozzolan which will protect and enhance concrete, mortars and grouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CR Minerals Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Earl Thomas, Richard Douglas Carter, Jeffrey Alexander Whidden
  • Patent number: 10357755
    Abstract: An agglomerate is provided that can include an aluminosilicate (ash) base material and one or more of a binding agent or leach reduction agent. Each of the agglomerate and binding agent can include no more than about 25 wt. % cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ADA-ES, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramon E. Bisque, Kenneth E. Baldrey, Robin M. Stewart, George Rouse, Natalie Caro
  • Patent number: 10351473
    Abstract: A method of producing dispersed of high quality graphene/graphite oxides in a powder matrix to then be reacted to form a composite. Where the powders have similar hydrophobicity and the graphene/graphite oxides has minimal surface oxidation or minimal epoxy group and where the powders are sonically mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Garmor Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Christiansen, David Restrepo, Richard Stoltz, Jeff Bullington
  • Patent number: 10355278
    Abstract: A hydraulic binder includes at least 70% by weight of a solid mineral compound consisting of at least one mixture of silica, alumina and alkaline-earth metal oxides, the total sum of CaO and MgO representing at least 10% by weight of the solid mineral compound, and an activation system of which at least 30% by weight is a phosphoric acid-derived salt. Construction products can obtained from a mortar composition including such a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER
    Inventors: Joumana Yammine, Zahia Toutou-Melinge
  • Patent number: 10344166
    Abstract: There are provided: a near-infrared non-absorbing black azo pigment having a sufficient blackness, having an excellent durability such as solvent resistance, and having a novel skeleton; and a colorant that uses the black azo pigment and is useful for forming a black matrix or a light-shielding film. The black azo pigment is represented by the following formula (1), wherein R1 represents an aryl group optionally having a substituent. In addition, the colorant contains the black azo pigment and is suitable as a material or the like for forming a black matrix for a color filter or for forming a light-shielding film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Iguchi, Naomi Oguma, Shuwa Ozako
  • Patent number: 10336652
    Abstract: The present invention discloses cementitious compositions which contain hydratable cement, limestone, or mixture thereof, having improved strength properties due to the presence of calcined clay and certain higher alkanolamines, wherein the calcined clay has an Fe2O3 content of greater than one percent (1%). Also disclosed are exemplary additives and methods for enhancing strength of cement and/or limestone compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Elise Berodier, Josephine H. Cheung, Nathan A. Tregger
  • Patent number: 10328534
    Abstract: A bonding material of a silver paste includes: fine silver particles having an average primary particle diameter of 1 to 50 nanometers, each of the fine silver particles being coated with an organic compound having a carbon number of not greater than 8, such as hexanoic acid; silver particles having an average primary particle diameter of 0.5 to 4 micrometers, each of the silver particles being coated with an organic compound, such as oleic acid; a solvent containing 3 to 7% by weight of an alcohol and 0.3 to 1% by weight of a triol; a dispersant containing 0.5 to 2% by weight of an acid dispersant and 0.01 to 0.1% by weight of phosphate ester dispersant; and 0.01 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Endoh, Minami Nagaoka, Satoru Kurita, Hiromasa Miyoshi, Yoshiko Kohno, Akihiro Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 10328484
    Abstract: A foundry sand comprises a blend that includes a silica sand and a zircon aggregate. The zircon aggregate exhibiting a sharp rise in linear thermal expansion coefficient in a temperature band above 1200° C. A method of casting an article in molten metal at a temperature above 1200° C. includes forming a single or multi-part mold for the article from the above-described foundry sand, admitting molten metal to the mold at a temperature such that at least one or more regions of the foundry sand in contact with the admitted metal are heated to a temperature within the temperature band, and cooling the mold and metal to obtain a cast article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Iluka Resources Limited, University of Northern Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gerard Thiel, Sairam Ravi
  • Patent number: 10322966
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a macroporous and mesoporous geopolymer and especially a geopolymer foam, comprising the following successive steps (1) preparing a composite material comprising a geopolymer matrix and an organic liquid; then (2) eliminating said organic liquid by a treatment selected from the group consisting of heat treatment, oxidation treatment, photodegradation treatment and extraction using a supercritical fluid or ultrasounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: David Lambertin, Arnaud Poulesquen, Fabien Frizon, Adrien Rooses, Frederic Goettmann