Patents by Inventor Daniel C. Gottschalk

Daniel C. Gottschalk 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: 7846507
    Abstract: A method for preparing a substrate having an adherent, durable, flexible, and stain resistant layer. The layer is formed by applying a composition that includes (i) the reaction product of a polyester and a polyoxetane having at least one carboxylic acid end group and at least one pendant —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf group and (ii) an amino resin curative. The substrate may be printed or embossed or both. The coated substrate has both stain resistant properties and dry erase properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Marten S. Callicott, David L. Hyde, Charles M. Kausch, Anthony Verrocchi, Joe A. Wright, Raymond J. Weinert, Robert E. Medsker, Daniel D. Woodland, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Edward N. Kresge
  • Patent number: 7320829
    Abstract: A reactive fluorinated polymer having polyester and polyether segments is mixed with a reactive melamine resin to form a coating composition. The polyether segment can include monomeric units from an oxetane monomer having pendant fluorine groups that are linked to the oxetane via an ether group. The melamine resin can be a lower alkyl etherified melamine-formaldehyde. The composition can be disposed on a substrate and treated to form a laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Joe A. Wright, Daniel D. Woodland, Raymond J. Weinert, Jr., James E. Robbins, Robert E. Medsker, Edward N. Kresge, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Guillermina C. Garcia, Martin J. Fay
  • Patent number: 7029759
    Abstract: The invention provides a film that includes chloride-containing vinyl polymer and a stabilizer component, wherein the film has a 96-hour Volatile Organic Compound Emission Factor of no more than 1,000 ?g/m2/hour. The invention also provides a film that includes vinyl chloride polymer and a stabilizer component comprising a stabilizer and a diluent, wherein the diluent comprises a monohydric alcohol having 12 or more carbon atoms. Also described are methods of stabilizing a chloride-containing vinyl polymer film, a system for providing a low VOC releasing chloride containing vinyl polymer film, and methods of printing a chloride-containing vinyl polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Sobieski, Daniel C. Gottschalk
  • Publication number: 20040224164
    Abstract: A reactive fluorinated polymer having polyester and polyether segments is mixed with a reactive melamine resin to form a coating composition. The polyether segment can include monomeric units from an oxetane monomer having pendant fluorine groups that are linked to the oxetane via an ether group. The melamine resin can be a lower alkyl etherified melamine-formaldehyde. The composition can be disposed on a substrate and treated to form a laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Joe A. Wright, Daniel D. Woodland, Raymond J. Weinert, James E. Robbins, Robert E. Medsker, Edward N. Kresge, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Guillermina C. Garcia, Martin J. Fay
  • Publication number: 20040063822
    Abstract: The invention provides a film that includes chloride-containing vinyl polymer and a stabilizer component, wherein the film has a 96-hour Volatile Organic Compound Emission Factor of no more than 1,000 &mgr;g/m2/hour. The invention also provides a film that includes vinyl chloride polymer and a stabilizer component comprising a stabilizer and a diluent, wherein the diluent comprises a monohydric alcohol having 12 or more carbon atoms. Also described are methods of stabilizing a chloride-containing vinyl polymer film, a system for providing a low VOC releasing chloride containing vinyl polymer film, and methods of printing a chloride-containing vinyl polymer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Robert T. Sobieski, Daniel C. Gottschalk
  • Publication number: 20040061095
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition that includes a stabilizer and a diluent, the diluent including a monohydric alcohol having twelve or more carbon atoms. Also described is a method of making a stabilizer component for use in a vinyl chloride polymer, the method including combining a stabilizer and a diluent to form a stabilizer component, wherein the diluent is a monohydric alcohol having 12 or more carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Robert T. Sobieski, Daniel C. Gottschalk
  • Publication number: 20040063826
    Abstract: The invention provides a compounded mixture of a chloride-containing vinyl polymer and a stabilizer component, the stabilizer component including a stabilizer and a diluent, wherein the diluent includes a monohydric alcohol having 12 or more carbon atoms. Also provided is a method of compounding a chloride-containing vinyl polymer including the steps of (a) identifying a stabilizer component, (b) determining a Volatile Organic Compound Emission Factor for a chloride-containing vinyl polymer that includes the stabilizer component, and (c) using information determined in step b) to formulate a chloride-containing vinyl polymer composition that, when formulated, has a 96-hour Volatile Organic Compound Emission Factor of 1,000 &mgr;g/m2/hour or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Robert T. Sobieski, Daniel C. Gottschalk
  • Publication number: 20040023578
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydrophobic, oleophobic and stain resistant fabric comprising a woven, non-woven, or knitted fabric substrate coated with a polymer system comprising a scrub resistant first layer and a second layer comprising a fluoropolymer bonded to the scrub resistant first layer. A method for producing a hydrophobic, oleophobic and stain resistant fabric including the steps of selecting a suitable fabric substrate and applying first layer to form a scrub resistant first layer; drying and curing the scrub resistant first layer; applying a fluoropolymer coating over the first layer to form a second layer; and drying and curing the second layer. Articles comprising a fabric as described herein are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Robert T. Sobieski, Raymond J. Weinert, Rodney L. Cuevas, Daniel C. Gottschalk
  • Patent number: 6686051
    Abstract: A polyester polymer includes at least one hydroxyl terminated polyoxetane block containing repeat units derived from polymerizing at least one oxetane monomer having a pendant —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf group wherein said Rf group is partially or fully fluorinated. A preferred process for forming said polymer is by reacting a hydroxyl terminated polyoxetane with a polycarboxylic acid under appropriate conditions to form an ester linkage and then adding and reacting that product with polyester forming reactants. The polyester polymer containing at least one polyoxetane block therein when reacted with an amino resin curative can be used as a coating on a substrate wherein the coating has dry erase properties. The coated substrate can be used as prepared or applied to yet other substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Weinert, Robert E. Medsker, Daniel D. Woodland, Edward N. Kresge, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Joe A. Wright
  • Publication number: 20030207629
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydophobic, oleophobic and stain resistant fabric comprising a woven, non-woven, or knitted fabric substrate coated with a polymer system comprising a scrub resistant first layer at least partially penetrating the fabric substrate, the scrub resistant first layer including a polymer composition containing polymer compositional constituents similar to constituents on the fabric substrate; and a second layer comprising a fluoropolymer reacted to the surface of the scrub resistant first layer. A method for producing a hydophobic, oleophobic and stain resistant fabric including the steps of selecting a suitable fabric substrate and applying a base coating to form a scrub resistant first layer at least partially penetrating the fabric substrate; drying and curing the scrub resistant first layer; applying a fluoropolymer coating over the first layer to form a second layer; and drying and curing the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Robert T. Sobieski, Raymond J. Weinert, Rodney L. Cuevas, Daniel C. Gottschalk
  • Patent number: 6579966
    Abstract: A polyester polymer includes at least one hydroxyl terminated polyoxetane block containing repeat units derived from polymerizing at least one oxetane monomer having a pendant —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf group wherein said Rf group is partially or fully fluorinated. A preferred process for forming said polymer is by reacting a hydroxyl terminated polyoxetane with a polycarboxylic acid under appropriate conditions to form an ester linkage and then adding and reacting that product with polyester forming reactants. The polyester polymer containing at least one polyoxetane block therein when reacted with an amino resin curative can be used as a coating on a substrate wherein the coating has dry erase properties. The coated substrate can be used as prepared or applied to yet other substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Omnova Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Weinert, Robert E. Medsker, Daniel D. Woodland, Edward N. Kresge, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Joe A. Wright
  • Patent number: 6423418
    Abstract: A substrate having an adherent and stain resistant layer having durability and flexibility, said layer comprising the reaction product of a reactive polyester having free carboxylic acid and/or hydroxyl groups, a hydroxyl terminated polymer including repeat units from an oxetane having pendant —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf groups (said Rf groups generally being a fluorinated alkyl group) and an amino resin curative. The substrate may be printed or embossed or both. The coated substrate has both stain resistant properties and dry erase properties with dry erase markers. The coated substrate can be used as prepared or applied to other substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Omnova Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Marten S. Callicott, David L. Hyde, Charles M. Kausch, Anthony Verrocchi, Joe A. Wright, Raymond J. Weinert, Robert E. Medsker, Daniel D. Woodland, Daniel C. Gottschalk
  • Publication number: 20010051280
    Abstract: A substrate having an adherent and stain resistant layer having durability and flexibility, said layer comprising the reaction product of a reactive polyester having free carboxylic acid and/or hydroxyl groups, a hydroxyl terminated polymer including repeat units from an oxetane having pendant —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf groups (said Rf groups generally being a fluorinated alkyl group) and an amino resin curative. The substrate may be printed or embossed or both. The coated substrate has both stain resistant properties and dry erase properties with dry erase markers. The coated substrate can be used as prepared or applied to other substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Applicant: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Marten S. Callicott, David L. Hyde, Charles M. Kausch, Anthony Verrocchi, Joe A. Wright, Raymond J. Weinert, Robert E. Medsker, Daniel D. Woodland, Daniel C. Gottschalk
  • Patent number: 6180243
    Abstract: A compounded and plasticized vinyl chloride polymer layer, optionally supported with a fabric, contains an outer adherent, stain resistant layer having durability and flexibility. The adherent, stain resistant layer is derived from a water-based polyester-amino resin composition. The stain resistant layer comprises the reaction product of said polyester, an acid catalyst, and an amino resin. The vinyl chloride layer may be printed or embossed or both printed and embossed, optionally printed again, before the outer layer is applied. A laminate formed from the polyvinyl chloride polymer layer and the stain resistant layer can also be embossed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Omnova Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Johnson, Marten S. Callicott, Richard W. Davis, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Joseph L. Pate, Joe A. Wright
  • Patent number: 6033737
    Abstract: A compounded and plasticized vinyl chloride polymer layer, optionally supported with a fabric, contains an outer adherent, stain resistant layer having durability and flexibility. The adherent, stain resistant layer is derived from a water-based polyester-amino resin composition. The stain resistant layer comprises the reaction product of said polyester, an acid catalyst, and an amino resin. The vinyl chloride layer may be printed or embossed or both printed and embossed, optionally printed again, before the outer layer is applied. A laminate formed from the polyvinyl chloride polymer layer and the stain resistant layer can also be embossed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Johnson, Marten S. Callicott, Richard W. Davis, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Joseph L. Pate, Joe A. Wright