Patents Examined by Leszek Kiliman
  • Patent number: 10113269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispersion for manufacturing of resin-impregnated papers, as can be used for the manufacturing of abrasion-resistant (micro scratch-resistant) surfaces, such as laminate floors, furniture surfaces or laminates (CPL, HPL). The invention relates also to a corresponding method for manufacturing of such surfaces as well as to corresponding manufactured products. Thereby, the dispersion contains for example (in weight percent) 30 to 75% water and 10 to 65% corundum particles with a particle size of F400 to F2000 as well as further additives in small quantity. This dispersion can be introduced into a liquid amino resin mixture to impregnate paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kronoplus Technical AG
    Inventors: Dieter Dohring, Oliver Hartl
  • Patent number: 10106715
    Abstract: An abrasive grain is disclosed and may include a body. The body may define a length (l), a height (h), and a width (w). In a particular aspect, the length is greater than or equal to the height and the height is greater than or equal to the width. Further, in a particular aspect, the body may include a primary aspect ratio defined by the ratio of length:height of at least about 2:1. The body may also include an upright orientation probability of at least about 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Doruk O. Yener, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Sujatha Iyengar, Michael D. Kavanaugh, Alan J. Brandes, Christopher Arcona, Ralph Bauer, Yves Boussant-Roux, Tracy H. Panzarella
  • Patent number: 10094126
    Abstract: A process for making a fibrous panel member and a flooring structure is disclosed. The flooring structure has a subfloor, a surface layer, and an insulative pad disposed between the subfloor and the surface layer. The insulative pad has an MDI binder and reinforcement fibers distributed uniformly and randomly within a first plane. The process includes mixing a porous fiber material with a MDI adhesive. The fiber batt is compressed between a pair of porous belts. Steam and heat are applied to the compressed batt to form a bound flexible batting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MP Global Products, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Alan B. Collison, Akiva Pinto, Reid Borgman
  • Patent number: 10094046
    Abstract: Crystals having a modified regular tetrahedron shape are provided. Crystals preferably have four substantially identical triangular faces that define four truncated vertices and six chamfered edges. The six chamfered edges can have an average length of l, and an average width of w, and 8?l/w?9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ARK CRYSTAL, LLC
    Inventor: Nassim Haramein
  • Patent number: 10086530
    Abstract: A method of treating wood with an organic phosphonate salt in a liquid phase to chemically modify its surface and thus provide protection from microorganisms. The organic phosphonate salts are of Formula III wherein R1 is a hydrogen radical or an alkyl or aryl radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms and R2 is a cation selected from the group of NH4+, H+, Li+, Na+, K+, Rb+, Cs+, Fr+, Cu+, Ag+, substituted or unsubstituted ammonium, phosphonium, and sulfonium, methylpyrrolidinium, isothiazolium, isoxazolium, oxazolium, pyrrolium, thiophenium, pyridinium, pyridazinium, pyrimidinium, pyrazinium, imidazolium, pyrazolium, thiazolium, oxazolium, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium , and triazolium, or a mixture thereof, said method preferably comprising using one or more salt compounds having formula III. Products comprising a raw material having been treated according to the method with one or more organic salts of formula III are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: Stora Enso Oyj, Tikkurila Oyj, Metsäliitto Osuuskunta
    Inventors: Pirkko Karhunen, Jorma Matikainen, Lasse Kyllönen, Pirjo Ahola, Ilkka Kilpeläinen, Alistair W. T. King
  • Patent number: 10086585
    Abstract: A paper laminate comprising a first stretchable paper layer, a second stretchable paper layer and an intermediate paper layer arranged between the first and the second stretchable paper layer, characterized in that the stretchability (ISO 1924/3) of the first and the second stretchable paper layer is at least 5% in both the machine direction (MD) and the cross direction (CD) and the stretchability (ISO 1924/3) of the intermediate paper layer is less than 4% in the MD and/or the CD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BillerudKorsnäs AB
    Inventors: Åke Reuterhage, Anders Gåsste, Johan Byman, Peter Bergström
  • Patent number: 10081018
    Abstract: Apparatus to deliver predetermined forces, containers to hold particulate material and media, media, and the associated parameters for operating such equipment along with methods and compositions provided by the apparatus and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Scott L Murray, Jim L. Peyton, Korey L. Morris
  • Patent number: 10071501
    Abstract: Provided is a process for chemically modifying wood or non-wood comprising: (a) impregnating said wood or non-wood with an aqueous composition comprising an acid polymerization catalyst; (b) impregnating the wood or non-wood product from step (a) with 3-furfuryl borate (‘3-FB’); and (c) subjecting the wood product from (b) for a time and under conditions to affect polymerization of the 3-FB. Modified wood and non-wood products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Branko Hermescec
  • Patent number: 10066163
    Abstract: Monodisperse particles having: a single pure crystalline phase of a rare earth-containing lattice, a uniform three-dimensional size, and a uniform polyhedral morphology are disclosed. Due to their uniform size and shape, the monodisperse particles self assemble into superlattices. The particles may be luminescent particles such as down-converting phosphor particles and up-converting phosphors. The monodisperse particles of the invention have a rare earth-containing lattice which in one embodiment may be an yttrium-containing lattice or in another may be a lanthanide-containing lattice. The monodisperse particles may have different optical properties based on their composition, their size, and/or their morphology (or shape).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Intelligent Material Solutions, Inc., The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvannia
    Inventors: Joshua E. Collins, Howard Y. Bell, Xingchen Ye, Christopher Bruce Murray
  • Patent number: 10066117
    Abstract: Paper coatings, coated papers, and printed coated papers are described. The coatings promote adhesion and retention of UV curable printing media such as UV curable inks. Also described are systems and processes for forming the coated papers and printed coated papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Clifford, David W. Whitman, Ronald Wiegers
  • Patent number: 10059865
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to phase-change materials (PCM) comprising colloidally-protected wax-based microstructures and optionally, an absorbent material such as activated carbon. This invention also relates to such PCMs configured in various physical forms. This invention further relates to a process of configuring such PCMs for a variety of end-use applications in which dampening of temperature fluctuations by absorption and desorption of heat is desired. This invention also relates to PCM with reduced leaking of paraffin from the CPWB microstructures. This invention further relates to preparing colloidally-protected wax-based microstructures in particulate form that function as PCMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Henry Company, LLC
    Inventor: Amba Ayambem
  • Patent number: 10059549
    Abstract: A paper roll and method of manufacturing. The paper roll includes a plurality of sheets spirally wound forming a roll. The roll includes a first end and a second end, wherein the first end forms an inner section. The inner section defines an axial passageway that extends from a first side of the roll to a second side of the roll. An adhesive that can stiffen the inner section joins the plurality of sheets of the first end. The method for manufacturing the paper roll includes winding the plurality of sheets about a low-friction tube to form a roll, applying an adhesive to the plurality of sheets at a first end of the roll forming an inner section having an axial passageway, curing the adhesive configured to stiffen the inner section, and removing the low-friction tube from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Wise
  • Patent number: 10053593
    Abstract: A starch-based release coating composition and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy W. Abraham, Jonas Hartman, Dogan Sahin Sivasligil, Riku Talja, Sauli Vuoti
  • Patent number: 10047483
    Abstract: Provided is a glass interleaving paper capable of suppressing scratches on surfaces of glass plates in a manufacturing process or a distribution process for storing and transporting a plurality of stacked glass plates. The glass interleaving paper is characterized in that a main component is cellulose pulp, a basis weight is 10 to 100 g/m2, and content of mineral having a Mohs hardness of at least 5 is 400 ppm or less. When the mineral having a Mohs hardness of at least 5 is a silicate mineral, the glass interleaving paper is more useful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Oji Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Hagihara, Kei Yawata, Takumi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10029234
    Abstract: A dual-surface treated composite superabsorbent particle comprising a polycarboxylate polymer (e.g., saponified polyacrylamide) and a carboxylated starch polymer is disclosed. The surface of the particle is cross linked through esterification with a C2-C4 polyol exemplified with glycerol. In addition, the surface region is crosslinked through ionic bonds with a trivalent metal ion exemplified with aluminum. In a critical method of making, the acidification of the surface with the polyol occurs prior to treatment with the trivalent metal ion, which results is a hybrid particle that can include up to about 40% of carboxymethyl starch yet exhibit a FSC of at least 47 g/g, a CRC of at least 27 g/g, an AUL of at least 18 g/g under a load of 0.7 psi, and a SFR of at least 180 ml/min. Also disclosed is a method of making that includes a surface esterification prior to aluminum treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventor: Oscar Suarez-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10029020
    Abstract: Provided herein are fullerene compositions, and methods of preparing fullerene compositions. More particularly, the fullerene compositions include a fullerene-polymer complex having a fullerene and a non-conjugated hydrophilic or amphiphilic polymer. The non-conjugated polymer is substituted with a substituent having a functional group capable of forming intermolecular interactions with the fullerene via pi-stacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Richard Hoogenboom, Joachim Van Guyse, Victor Retamero De La Rosa
  • Patent number: 10029978
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fatty diamide comprising or consisting of a reaction product obtained from: a) at least one cycloaliphatic diamine comprising a ring of 6 carbon atoms, b) a fatty hydroxy acid chosen from 12-hydroxystearic acid (12-HSA), 9-hydroxystearic acid (9-HSA), 10-hydroxystearic acid (10-HSA), 14-hydroxyeicosanoic acid (14-HEA) or binary or ternary or quaternary mixtures thereof, c) at least a second diamine chosen from linear aliphatic C2 to C12 primary diamines, d) optionally, at least one monoacid chosen from saturated and non-hydroxylated linear C6 to C16 carboxylic acids, e) optionally, at least a third primary diamine different from c) chosen from linear aliphatic C2 to C12 diamines. f) at least one aromatic amine chosen from xylylenediamines, said aromatic diamine possibly being partially or totally replaced with said diamine a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventor: Michael Y. Bernard
  • Patent number: 10016810
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a degradable article comprises: forming a mixture comprising composite particles dispersed in a metallic matrix material; the composite particles comprising a carrier and a disintegration agent coated on the carrier or embedded in the carrier, or a combination thereof and having a density that is about 0.2 to about 2.5 equivalents to that of the metallic matrix material when measured under the same testing conditions; and molding or casting the mixture to form a degradable article. The disintegration agent forms a plurality of galvanic cells with the metallic matrix material, or the carrier, or a combination thereof, in the degradable article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Bobby J. Salinas, Zhiyue Xu
  • Patent number: 10000413
    Abstract: A clinker for use in cement manufacturing includes a cement clinker mixture having crystals of an element that is less electronegative than carbon and carbon bonded to at least a portion of the crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Morgan Barrera Abney, James E. Alleman
  • Patent number: 10000676
    Abstract: A method of forming a shaped abrasive particle includes applying a mixture into a shaping assembly within an application zone and directing an ejection material at the mixture in the shaping assembly under a predetermined force, removing the mixture from the shaping assembly and forming a precursor shaped abrasive particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph Bauer, Martin Barnes, Rene G. Demers, Margaret L. Skowron