Patents Examined by Joseph D. Anthony
  • Patent number: 10046185
    Abstract: A method for fire and smoke prevention, suppression or extinction using a composition having sodium polyacrylate and distilled water, wherein the ratio of sodium polyacrylate to distilled water is about 1 to 200, having the step of placing the composition in the path of the fire or smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Perez, Henry Modregon, Leslie M. Perez
  • Patent number: 10046304
    Abstract: The present invention provides (i) a water absorbing agent which is excellent in a water absorbing physical properties, in particular water absorbing speed and has a great bulk specific gravity and (ii) a method for producing the water absorbing agent. The method for producing the water absorbing agent includes a surfactant adding step of adding a surfactant whose HLB is 10 or less. The surfactant adding step is the step of adding a dispersion liquid, which contains the surfactant equivalent to 30 parts by weight to 150 parts by weight, relative to 1000000 parts by weight of a water absorbent resin solid content, and the surfactant adding step is carried out after a drying step. Further, in a case where a water-soluble polyvalent metal salt adding step is carried out after the drying step, the surfactant adding step is carried out after the water-soluble polyvalent metal salt adding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Reiko Nakatsuru, Nobuya Tanaka, Yoshiro Mitsukami
  • Patent number: 10035895
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a form-in-place conductive and waterproof colloid, being composed of: dimethyl siloxane or dimethylvinyl-terminated or vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane; hydroxy terminated polydimethylsiloxane; dispersant; dimethyl, methylhydrogen siloxane crosslinking agent; adhesion promoter; Pt catalyst; forming agent; hydrocarbon solvent; Nickel Graphite; thickening agent; Trimethylated silica; and inhibitor. With the implementation of the present invention, no production mold or die cutter is required to simplify the process of applying the colloid and reduce the cost of applying, and with the characteristics of being providing waterproof and dustproof capability for enclosures, providing excellent adhesion capability, providing excellent compressibility and resilience, isolating EMI and providing EMI shielding capability at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: TennVac Inc., TennMax America Inc.
    Inventor: Hsin-Pei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10029953
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for blends of glycerin and polyvinyl acetate emulsions which effectively decrease the dust forming tendency of particulate materials such as mineral fertilizer(s). These blends also reduce the caking tendency of mineral fertilizer(s), helping to maintain a free flowing material. Formulations based on these components, possibly including other additives, may also be useful for dust control and/or anticaking on other particulate materials including fertilizers, ores, coal, grain, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: Daniel N. T. Hay
  • Patent number: 10029963
    Abstract: An azeotropic or quasi-azeotropic composition including hydrogen fluoride, 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene and one or more (hydro)halogen-carbon compounds including between 1 and 3 carbon atoms. Also, a preferred azeotropic or quasi-azeotropic composition comprising hydrogen fluoride, 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, and one or more compounds selected from among 1,1,1,2,2-pentafluoropropane, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 3,3,3-trifluoropropene, 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-chloropropene, E-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-chloropropene, trifluoropropyne, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane, 1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropene, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropene, 1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropene and 2-chloro, 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Philippe Bonnet, Bertrand Collier, Dominique Deur-Bert, Laurent Wendlinger
  • Patent number: 10026513
    Abstract: Lead-free radiation shielding material and processes for producing and using the same are described. The radiation shielding comprising a heavy metal component, such as bismuth, and a polymer component while also being optically transparent. The bismuth can be bonded to the polymer component or can be embedded within the matrix of the polymer component without being bonded to the polymer. As well, the bismuth can be nanoparticles that are contained within the matrix of the polymer component without being bonded to the polymer. The bismuth provides a stable, environmentally benign alternative to lead, while blocking the radiation and also being optically transparent. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Turner Innovations, LLC.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Cardon, Thomas L. Youd, D. Clark Turner
  • Patent number: 10017693
    Abstract: To provide a method for suppressing corrosion of glass to be in contact with a liquid material containing fluoride ions or a condensate of gas vaporized therefrom, without adding an alkaline substance, and further without imposing restrictions on e.g. the temperature, the pH, the fluoride ion concentration and the water content. A method for suppressing corrosion of glass to be in contact with either one or both of a liquid material containing fluoride ions and a condensate of gas vaporized from the liquid material, wherein the liquid material contains a powder containing silicon dioxide, and the silicon dioxide is contained in a molar ratio of one or more times to the fluoride ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Norifumi Futagawa
  • Patent number: 9999794
    Abstract: Use of a gas mixture selected from the group comprising: —trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I) in concentrations from 85% to 99% by weight and a gas selected from the group comprising fluoroethane, pentafluoroiodoethane, pentafluoroethane, dimethyl ether, propylene or their mixtures in concentrations from 15% to 1% by weight as refrigerant, propellant, foaming and/or extinguishing gases as replacements or alternatives for other gases or HFC (hydrofluorocarbon), HFO (hydrofluoro-olefin) and HFE (hydrofluoroether) mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Tazzetti S.P.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Mondino
  • Patent number: 10000641
    Abstract: The present invention provides a corrosion inhibitor composition comprising: a carrier; at least one compound of formulae (II)-(VII) or a salt or quaternized derivative thereof: wherein R is C5-21 alkyl or alkenyl, preferably alkyl; each R1 is independently an optionally substituted group of formula —(CH2)nX wherein n is an integer from 1 to 6 and X is C(O)OZ or SO3Z and Z is H or a cation; and R? is C4-20 alkyl or alkenyl, preferably alkyl; and a quaternary ammonium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Frederick Miles, Neil Bretherton, Karla Richterova, Ali Naraghi
  • Patent number: 9999198
    Abstract: Animal bedding having one or more solvents and a lignocellulosic fiber, wherein the lignocellulosic fiber has been processed by ruminant digestion and anaerobic digestion. A method for preparing pelletized animal bedding is also disclosed including the steps of providing excrement from a cow which has undergone ruminant digestion, introducing the cow excrement into an anaerobic digester, modifying the cow excrement to a first wet product, drying the first wet product to generate a first dry product, and densifying the first dry product to, in turn, generate pelletized animal bedding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CCD Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Carey J. Boote, Russ Malek
  • Patent number: 9982195
    Abstract: Provided are a flame retardant which is good in dispersibility in an organic polymeric material, and does not lower, even after mixed with an organic polymeric material, material properties thereof; a flame retardant composition; and a shaped body. The flame retardant of the present invention includes magnesium hydroxide particles subjected to a surface treatment, the particles satisfying the following (A) to (D): (A) an average particle size is 2 ?m or less according to a laser diffraction method; (B) a BET specific surface area is 3 to 15 m2/g; (C) a degree of mono-dispersion is 50% or more, the degree of mono-dispersion being represented by the following equation: Degree of mono-dispersion (%)=(average primary particle size [?m] of particles according to SEM observation/average particle size [?m] of particles according to laser diffraction method)×100; and, (D) just after 1 mL of a 0.1 M solution of nitric acid is dropwise added at a dropping rate of 0.1 mL/minute to a suspension obtained by adding 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Konoshima Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiji Matsui
  • Patent number: 9963802
    Abstract: A method of delinting cotton seeds with an alkanesulfonic acid comprises the steps of applying the alkanesulfonic acid to surfaces of linted cotton seeds, optionally heating the linted cotton seeds, and applying mechanical force to the surfaces of the linted cotton seeds. A composition for delinting cotton seeds comprises an alkanesulfonic acid (e.g. methanesulfonic acid (MSA)), a surfactant, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joseph P. Borst, Kenneth L. Zack
  • Patent number: 9966156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for sintering a compacted powder of at least one oxide of a metal selected from an actinide and a lanthanide, this process comprising the following successive steps, carried out in a furnace and under an atmosphere comprising an inert gas, dihydrogen and water: (a) a temperature increase from an initial temperature TI up to a hold temperature TP, (b) maintaining the temperature at the hold temperature TP, and (c) a temperature decrease from the hold temperature TP down to a final temperature TF, in which the P(H2)/P(H2O) ratio is such that: 500<P(H2)/P(H2O)?50 000, during step (a), from TI until a first intermediate temperature Ti1 between 1000° C. and TP is reached, and P(H2)/P(H2O)?500, at least during step (c), from a second intermediate temperature Ti2 between TP and 1000° C., until TF is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Orano Cycle
    Inventor: Stéphane Vaudez
  • Patent number: 9957443
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are flame retardant materials, and in particular materials and processes for phosphorylating materials for flame retardant applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Youngblood, John Alan Howarter, Gamini Patrick Mendis
  • Patent number: 9951230
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition used as a fire-resistant, insulating, ecological and corrosion-inhibiting coating, comprising: 23-50% water, 4-20% diatomite C110 (Celite C110®), 2-8% manganese oxide, 3-10% calcined alumina, 7-24% elastomeric acrylic resin, 1-4% acrylic thickener, 0.3-2% ammonium hydroxide, and 5-14% ceramic fiber. Preferably, the composition also includes optionally the following components in order to provide the fire-resistant, insulating, ecological and corrosion-inhibiting properties: 1-7% titanium bioxide, 1-9% hexylenglycol, 2-18% dibutyl phthalate, 1-9% texanol, 0.7-4% fungicide, or 0.4-3% anti-foaming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: G-COVER DE MÉXICO, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventor: Moises Figueroa Martinez
  • Patent number: 9938142
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage material includes Mg(NH2)2, LiH, and MgH2. A manufacturing method of a hydrogen storage material includes steps of manufacturing a mixture by mixing Mg(NH2)2, LiH, and MgH2, and pulverizing the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Sangbaek Park, Dong Hoon Nam, Hoon Mo Park, Young Whan Cho, Young Su Lee
  • Patent number: 9937634
    Abstract: A composition for treating cellulosic materials is provided. The composition comprises a dispersion of micronized additives. The dispersion comprises additive particles with diameters in the range of 0.001 to 25 microns. Also provided is a method for the application of the additive-containing composition to wood, as well as wood products which have been treated with the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Leach, Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9932231
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an air-permeable texture providing oxygen and negative oxygen ions which comprises substances supplying oxygen and substances supplying negative ions and is embedded into several household articles or devices such as band-aids, dressings over wounds, masks, clothes, air conditioners or air purifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Garry Tsaur, Frank Tsaur, Ting-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 9926491
    Abstract: An ammonium polyphosphate based fire-retardant composition comprises an ammonium polyphosphate, a suspending agent, and an effective amount of at least two corrosion inhibiting agents selected from the group of corrosion inhibiting agents including activated carbon, Epsom salts, Gypsum, azoles, and vapor phase inhibitors. The composition may further include a xanthan gum, a coloring agent or both. TABLE 1 Formulation in Weight % Formu- Formu- Formu- Formu- Formu- Formu- Component lation 1 lation 2 lation 3 lation 4 lation 5 lation 6 Ammonium 91.80 91.80 91.75 90.80 91.80 91.75 Polyphosphate Attapulgite 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 Clay Iron Oxide 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 Xanthan Gum 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 Epsom Salt 0.10 0.10 0.15 0.10 0.10 0.15 2-mercapto- 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 benzothiazole Benzotriazole 1.00 2.50 2.50 2.00 2.00 2.00 VpCl-609?™ 2.00 1.50 1.50 2.00 — — Ammonium — — — — 2.00 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: X'aan Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garner, Terrence Kennedy, Mike Roberge
  • Patent number: 9919174
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a composition and the use of the same in fire control applications. The composition comprises a compound of Formula I or any negatively charged deprotonated form thereof or mixtures thereof, a compound of Formula IIa or IIb or any positively charged or tautomeric form thereof or mixtures thereof and a booster. The booster is selected from the group consisting of a hydrophobic component, an amphiphilic component, a rheology modifier and any mixture thereof. Methods for production are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ulf Vellmar