Patents Examined by Maria Parrish Tungol
  • Patent number: 4548608
    Abstract: A composition for removing hair from full hair whole carcasses, skins, hides and pelts comprising:______________________________________ Approx. Wt. (%) ______________________________________ Water 78.00-94.00 Sodium Hydroxide 2.00-6.00 Sodium Gluconate 0.10-0.50 Trisodium Phosphate 1.00-3.00 Triethanolamine Lauryl Sulfate 0.50-2.00 Cocodiethanolamide 0.05-0.10 Sodium Metasilicate 0.50-0.20 Sodium Thioglycolate 0.45-5.00 Triethonolamine Dodecyl Benzene 0.50-1.50 Sulfonate Calcium Hydroxide 1.00-4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Birko Corporation
    Inventors: Harley D. Swanson, Terry L. McAninch, J. Keith Conner
  • Patent number: 4533359
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the production of descaled animal fiber. The scale is effectively removed by oxidation of a surface of the animal fiber with an oxidizing reagent, following by treatment with a proteolytic enzyme in the presence of salt. The resulting animal fiber has excellent shrink-proof properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Kondo, Chikaaki Sakai, Tadashi Karakawa
  • Patent number: 4531946
    Abstract: Wet and dry crocking are reduced on dyed textile cellulosic materials and their blends by aftertreatment with finish mixtures containing effective amounts of a reactive component and a blocked urethane prepolymer component. The reactive component is a polyamide, epoxidized polyamide, chain-extended polyamide, epoxidized chain extended polyamide, polyamine epoxidized polyamine or epoxidized polyalkylenimine and the blocked urethane prepolymer component is a reaction product of excess polyisocyanate and hydroxy terminated polyether or hydroxy terminated polyester whose reactive isocyanate groups are blocked. Finish mixtures are applied to the dyed textile material, dried and cured to improve wet and dry crockfastness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1985
    Assignee: Diamond Shamrock Chemicals Company
    Inventors: Nick J. Christie, Randall A. Cox, Robert E. James, James C. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 4528105
    Abstract: A stable micelle solution composition for recovering crude oil, which can form a homogeneous micro emulsion against brines in a wide range of salt concentrations.In a micelle solution composition comprising a hydrocarbon, brine, and a surface active agent, the above stated stable micelle solution composition can be obtained by specifying the surface active agent to be a mixture of (a) an ethylene oxide and propylene oxide block polymer, (b) an alkylbenzenesulfonate, (c) a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether sulfate or polyoxyethylene alkylphenol ether sulfate, and (d) a polyoxyethylene nonionic surface active agent other than the agent specified in (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignees: Teikoku Oil Co., Ltd., Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ito, Kyusei Hasegawa, Takashi Takeuchi, Takayuki Ikenaga
  • Patent number: 4527992
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for producing waterproof leathers and skins by tanning, retanning, dyeing, stuffing, and fixing which is characterized in that, after tanning and, optionally, dyeing, stuffing agents (A) in the form of oxidized or oxidized and partly sulfonated long-chain hydrocarbons of waxes and impregnating agents (B) in the form of copolymers or from 60 to 95 mol percent of (meth) acrylic acid and from 5 to 40 mol percent of an ester, amide or nitrile of (meth) acrylic acid having a molecular weight of from 800 to 10,000 in salt form are successively used in the same bath, followed by acidification, fixing and finishing. The co-use of the impregnating agents (B) with the particular stuffing agents (A) results in much greater degree of resistance to water penetration than that obtained by the use of the stuffing agent (A), alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Hans-Herbert Friese, Wolfgang Prinz
  • Patent number: 4526581
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an improved process for producing leather and products resulting thereby. The process employs methacrylic acid/alkyl acrylate copolymers having a narrow range of molecular weight and produces leather which is flexible, with a smooth grain and well-filled and which is resistant to detannage by washing with alkaline solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: William C. Prentiss, David N. Price
  • Patent number: 4526583
    Abstract: Powdered carpet treating compositions and the method of their use. Carpet treating compositions having improved anti-static, anti-microbial and anti-soiling characteristics are provided by use of an aluminosilicate pretreated with an anti-static agent, preferably a catonic surfactant, as a critical component in the formulation of the powdered carpet treating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. Gioffre
  • Patent number: 4521215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyvinyl chloride resin particles which are colored with cationic dyestuffs, to a process of making them, and to plastisols produced therefrom. Resin particles are preferably heated in a solvent medium which preferably is water or comprises water, the solvent medium being suitable to dissolve the cationic dyestuff. The dye penetrates and dyes the particles. Particulate material can be produced having diverse characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Assignee: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Kauffman, Pamela H. Martin
  • Patent number: 4519802
    Abstract: The dyes of the formula I indicated in patent claim 1 are suitable for dyeing furs and especially leather.They are preferably used as a mixture with a blue dye and a red dye for dyeing leather by the trichromatic process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    Inventor: Alois Puntener
  • Patent number: 4515599
    Abstract: A process for dyeing paper which comprises the use of dyes of the formula ##STR1## wherein R is hydrogen, hydroxyl or amino, X is the azoxy or azo group, and n is 1 or 2, and the bonds of the complexing oxygen atom in the .alpha.-position and of the azo group in the .beta.-position at the naphthalene nuclei are mutually interchangeable. Dyeings of good wetfastness and lightfastness are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
    Assignee: Ciba Geigy Corporation
    Inventor: Adolf Kaser
  • Patent number: 4514185
    Abstract: Fabric, particularly soiled fabrics containing calcium carbonate crystal growth poisons, may be washed in hard water to which has been added a detergent active material and an alkali metal carbonate if a secondary detergency builder is added after a defined critical state of the system is reached. The secondary builder may be a precipitating, sequestering or ion exchange builder, and is added in such an amount which would be insufficient, in the absence of the carbonate, to reduce the free calcium ion concentration to less than 10.sup.-5 molar. The delayed addition can be achieved by separate dosing, coating the secondary builder, dosing the composition in the form of a two-compartment sachet or forming the secondary builder material in situ. The composition may include a material, such as calcite, to promote the occurrance of the critical state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Assignee: Lever Brothers Company
    Inventors: Robert S. Lee, Reginald V. Scowen
  • Patent number: 4505956
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a lubricant for treating synthetic fibers characterized by adding a polyethylenepolyaminepolyacetic acid derivative of the following formula (I) to a composition comprising so far known lubricating agent and surfactant, and imparts lubricating property and antistatic property to synthetic fibers in the production and processing steps thereof: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 is hydrogen or an alkyl or alkenyl group of 1-22 carbon atoms; n is an integer of 0-4; and M.sub.1.sup.+ -M.sub.5.sup.+ are respectively selected from the group consisting of hydrogen ion, alkali metal ion, and ammonium ion expressed e.g. by the following formula (II): ##STR2## wherein R.sub.3, R.sub.4 and R.sub.5 are respectively selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, hydroxyalkyl, polyethoxyalkyl, polypropyleneoxyalkyl and polyethylenepolyaminoethyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: Takemotoyushi Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Yamamoto, Osamu Kogiso
  • Patent number: 4504401
    Abstract: A stainproofing agent containing as an active ingredient a polyfluoroalkyl group-containing compound represented by the following general formula and having a molecular weight of from 800 to 3000:(R.sub.f -X-A-CONH).sub.a W-NHCO-A'-Z).sub.3-awhere R.sub.f is a polyfluoroalkyl group having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, X is --R--, --CON(R.sup.1)--Q-- or --SO.sub.2 N(R.sup.1)--Q-- (where R is a divalent alkylene group, R.sup.1 is a hydrogen atom or a lower alkyl group and Q is a divalent organic group), each of A and A' is --O--, --S-- or --N(Z')-- (where Z' is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic group), Z is a monovalent organic group, W is a trivalent organic group, a is an integer of 1, 2 or 3. A process for the stainproofing agent is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Matsuo, Katsuji Itoh, Takao Hayashi, Yoshio Oda
  • Patent number: 4504271
    Abstract: A leather tanning agent characterized in that it contains the following components, percent by weight:______________________________________ sulphate of aluminum and ammonium 3 to 20 containing 0.001 to 1.0% of TiO.sub.2 or TiO.sub.2 and ZrO.sub.2 and/or sulphate of zirconium and ammonium 20 to 50 containing 0.001 to 0.5% of TiO.sub.2 or TiO.sub.2 and Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 and sulphate of titanyl and ammonium containing of 0.001 to 1.0% of Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 and/or ZrO.sub.2 the balance. ______________________________________The above-mentioned additives of TiO.sub.2, ZrO.sub.2 and Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 incorporated in the sulphates are present therein in a chemically combined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Inventors: David L. Motov, Ljudmila P. Tjurkina, Maria M. Godneva, Nina I. Kolesnikova, Galina G. Yakusheva, Metelkin A. Ivanovich, deceased, by Chibisova N. Fedorovna, administrator
  • Patent number: 4502968
    Abstract: A lubricating agent for processing thermoplastic synthetic fibers contains at least one new type of silyl polyether obtainable by a reaction between polyether of a special type derivable by ring-opening addition polymerization of cyclic ether monomers and halogenated substituted silane. If such lubricating agent is used appropriately during the processing of thermoplastic synthetic fibers, both the coefficient of fiber friction and the rate of generating tar can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ippei Noda, Osamu Ogiso
  • Patent number: 4502859
    Abstract: An animal hide tanning composition is comprised by weight of minor proportions of borax and alum blended together with an emulsifying agent in a carrier containing water and water-emulsive oils. In the method of preparing the composition, the sequence of blending is extremely important to achieve desired consistency and assure complete dissolution of the active ingredients while retaining the preservative qualities thereof. If a bactericide and parasiticide are to be included, they may be added during the initial blending step. The emulsifying agent acts as a stabilizer to maintain the composition in a readily usable physical state while the addition of a bactericide and parasiticide prevent decay of the tanned hide otherwise resulting from organisms which may be present in the hide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Assignee: Rockmont Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale B. Knobloch
  • Patent number: 4501591
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improvement in certain processes for continuously dyeing polyamide carpets whereby stain resistance is imparted to the carpets during the dyeing process. The improvement involves adding an alkali metal silicate (e.g. sodium meta silicate) and a sulfonated phenol-formaldehyde condensation product to the dye liquor used in the dyeing process. If either the silicate or condensation product is omitted from the liquor, the improvement is not achieved. The improvement provides a convenient and economical means for providing stain resistant polyamide carpets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1985
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Pompelio A. Ucci, Randolph C. Blyth
  • Patent number: 4500321
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of storage-stable concentrated fluid dye compositions of water-soluble dyes, wherein an aqueous solution or suspension of at least one anionic crude dye is passed over a semi-permeable membrane containing ionic groups and having a pore diameter of 1 to 500 .ANG., to remove salts and synthesis by-products of molecular weights less than 500 and to partially remove water, optionally dried, and mixed with a water-miscible organic solvent and, if desired, further additives, before and/or after passage over the semi-permeable membrane. The fluid dye compositions obtained are particularly suitable for use in spray solutions for dyeing leather, as well as for the dying and printing of textile materials, in particular cellulosic fibres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Hugelshofer, Beat Bruttel, Heinz Pfenninger, Roger Lacroix
  • Patent number: 4500318
    Abstract: A method for desizing, scouring and bleaching a textile product, in which a natural cellulose-type textile product is soaked with a neutral aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution, steamed in a saturated water vapor atmosphere at 120.degree. C. to 160.degree. C., soaked immediately with a hot caustic soda solution without cooling and washing under the same saturated water vapor, and steamed again in a saturated water vapor atmosphere at 120.degree. C. to 160.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Sando Iron Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Sando, Eiichi Nakano, Hiroshi Ishidoshiro
  • Patent number: 4500438
    Abstract: Multi-ring fluorinated carbamates are disclosed which have excellent anti-soiling properties, durability and resistance to laundering. The compounds are represented by the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.f is a fluorinated radical. Compositions containing at least 10% of such compounds are also disclosed, as well as polyester and nylon fibers having such compounds incorporated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: American Hoechst Corporation
    Inventor: Michael G. Kelly