Patents by Inventor Christopher Alan Gray

Christopher Alan Gray has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11293143
    Abstract: A method to produce dried single-layer or multi-layer paper is disclosed. The method comprises, for a single-layer paper, preparing and spraying a partially dehydrated first fibrous web with a spray solution or suspension to give a sprayed partially dehydrated first fibrous web, and dehydrating the sprayed partially dehydrated first fibrous web by applying heat to form a dried single-layer paper; or, for a multi-layer paper, preparing and spraying a partially dehydrated layer compound with a spray solution or suspension to form a sprayed layer compound, and dehydrating the sprayed layer compound by applying heat to form a dried multi-layer paper. The spray solution or suspension comprises water and at least one water-soluble polymer P, which is obtained by polymerizing: (i) a monomer of formula H2CCHNHC(0)R1, where R1 is H or C1-C6- alkyl; and (ii) one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers different from monomer (i).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Solenis Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Christoph Hamers, Anton Esser, Frans De Bruyn, Christopher Alan Gray, Ralph Isermann
  • Publication number: 20210222371
    Abstract: A method for producing dried multilayer paper is provided comprising (A) Dewatering a first aqueous fibrous suspension, thereby creating a first fibrous web, (B) Dewatering a second aqueous fibrous suspension, thereby creating a second fibrous web, (C) Spraying one or more of a first fibrous web and a second fibrous web with a spray solution or spray suspension, thereby producing at least one sprayed fibrous web, (D) Assembling the first fibrous web with the second fibrous web, (E) Dehydrating the resulting layer compound by pressing, then (F) Dehydrating by supplying heat, which creates the dried multilayer paper, wherein the spray solution or spray suspension contains (c-a) Water (c-b) at least one water-soluble polymer P obtained by polymerizing 40 to 85 mol % of a monomer of Formula I in which R1=H or C1-C6-Alkyl, 15 to 60 mol % of one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: SOLENIS TECHNOLOGIES CAYMAN, L.P.
    Inventors: Christoph HAMERS, Anton ESSER, Frans DE BRUYN, Christopher Alan GRAY, Ralph ISERMANN
  • Patent number: 10113270
    Abstract: Process for the Manufacture of Paper and Paperboard The present invention relates to a process of making paper or paperboard in which a cellulosic thin stock is provided and subjected to one or more shear stages and then drained and a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried, wherein the process employs a retention system which is applied to the thin stock, said retention system comprising as components i) a blend of different cationic polymers and ii) a microparticulate material, in which the blend of cationic polymers comprises, a) a cationic polymer having a charge density of from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Gray, Antonius Moormann-Schmitz, Hubert Meixner, Luis Miguel Sanchez Cerro, Thomas Muehlenbernd, Christian Jehn-Rendu
  • Patent number: 9631319
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process of making paper, board or paperboard in which a cellulosic thin stock is provided and subjected to one or more shear stages and then drained on a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried, wherein the process employs a treatment system which is applied to the thin stock, said treatment system comprising as components, a) a cationic organic polymer of charge density of at least 3.0 meq/g with a molar mass Mw of up to 3 million Daltons or poly aluminum chloride (PAC), b) a cationic polymer having an average molar mass Mw of at least 500,000 Daltons and a charge density not exceeding 4.0 meq/g; c) a microparticulate material; in which components (b) and (c) are added to the cellulosic thin stock after the last shear stage before the head box and component (a) is added to the cellulosic thin stock before the said last shear stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Christopher Alan Gray
  • Patent number: 9404223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of making paper or paperboard in which a cellulosic thin stock is provided and subjected to one or more shear stages and then drained and a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried, wherein the process employs a retention system which is applied to the thin stock, said retention system comprising as components i) a blend of different cationic polymers and ii) a microparticulate material, in which the blend of cationic polymers comprises, a) a cationic polymer having a charge density of at least 3 mEq per gram and a molar mass of greater than 700,000 Da, b) a cationic polymer having a charge density of below 3 mEq per gram and an intrinsic viscosity of at least 3 dl/g, wherein one of the components of the retention system is dosed into the thin stock after the final shearing stage and the other is dosed into the thin stock before the final shearing stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Gray, Antonius Moormann-Schmitz, Hubert Meixner, Luis Miguel Sanchez Cerro, Christian Jehn-Rendu, Thomas Muehlenbernd
  • Publication number: 20150345081
    Abstract: Process for the Manufacture of Paper and Paperboard The present invention relates to a process of making paper or paperboard in which a cellulosic thin stock is provided and subjected to one or more shear stages and then drained and a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried, wherein the process employs a retention system which is applied to the thin stock, said retention system comprising as components i) a blend of different cationic polymers and ii) a microparticulate material, in which the blend of cationic polymers comprises, a) a cationic polymer having a charge density of from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christopher Alan GRAY, Antonius MOORMANN-SCHMITZ, Hubert MEIXNER, Luis Miguel SANCHEZ CERRO, Thomas MUEHLENBERND, Christian JEHN-RENDU
  • Publication number: 20150027650
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process of making paper, board or paperboard in which a cellulosic thin stock is provided and subjected to one or more shear stages and then drained on a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried, wherein the process employs a treatment system which is applied to the thin stock, said treatment system comprising as components, a) a cationic organic polymer of charge density of at least 3.0 meq/g with a molar mass Mw of up to 3 million Daltons or poly aluminium chloride (PAC), b) a cationic polymer having an average molar mass Mw of at least 500,000 Daltons and a charge density not exceeding 4.0 meq/g; c) a microparticulate material; in which components (b) and (c) are added to the cellulosic thin stock after the last shear stage before the head box and component (a) is added to the cellulosic thin stock before the said last shear stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: Christopher Alan Gray
  • Publication number: 20140367059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of making paper or paperboard in which a cellulosic thin stock is provided and subjected to one or more shear stages and then drained and a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried, wherein the process employs a retention system which is applied to the thin stock, said retention system comprising as components i) a blend of different cationic polymers and ii) a microparticulate material, in which the blend of cationic polymers comprises, a) a cationic polymer having a charge density of at least 3 mEq per gram and a molar mass of greater than 700,000 Da, b) a cationic polymer having a charge density of below 3 mEq per gram and an intrinsic viscosity of at least 3 dl/g, wherein one of the components of the retention system is dosed into the thin stock after the final shearing stage and the other is dosed into the thin stock before the final shearing stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Gray, Antonius Moormann-Schmitz, Hubert Meixner, Luis Miguel Sanchez Cerro, Christian Jehn-Rendu, Thomas Muehlenbernd