Patents by Inventor Daniel Gantenbein

Daniel Gantenbein 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).

  • Publication number: 20190276672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of nano-fibrillar cellulose gels by providing cellulose fibres and at least one filler and/or pigment; combining the cellulose fibres and the at least one filler and/or pigment; and fibrillating the cellulose fibres in the presence of the at least one filler and/or pigment until a gel is formed, as well as the nano-fibrillar cellulose gel obtained by this process and uses thereof
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Daniel Gantenbein, Michel Schenker
  • Publication number: 20190256377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the reduction of pitch in an aqueous medium generated in a papermaking or pulping process, comprising the following steps: a) providing an aqueous medium comprising pitch generated in a papermaking or pulping process; b) providing a ground calcium carbonate and/or a precipitated calcium carbonate; c) providing a hydrophobising agent selected from an aliphatic carboxylic acid having between 5 and 24 carbon atoms; d) contacting the ground calcium carbonate and/or the precipitated calcium carbonate of step b) with the hydrophobising agent of step c) for obtaining a hydrophobised ground calcium carbonate and/or a hydrophobised precipitated calcium carbonate; and e) contacting the aqueous medium provided in step a) with the hydrophobised ground calcium carbonate and/or the hydrophobised precipitated calcium carbonate obtained in step d), to the use of a hydrophobised ground calcium carbonate and/or a hydrophobised ground calcium carbonate for reducing the amount of pi
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Joachim Schoelkopf, Patrick A.C. Gane
  • Publication number: 20190234017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of suspensions of nano-fibrillar cellulose by providing cellulose fibres and at least one filler and/or pigment; combining the cellulose fibres and the at least one filler and/or pigment; and fibrillating the cellulose fibres in the presence of at least one filler and/or pigment, as well as the suspensions of nano-fibrillar cellulose obtained by this process and their uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Daniel Gantenbein, Michel Schenker, Michael Pohl, Beat Kübler
  • Patent number: 10322946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the reduction of pitch in an aqueous medium generated in a papermaking or pulping process, comprising the following steps: a) providing an aqueous medium comprising pitch generated in a papermaking or pulping process; b) providing a ground calcium carbonate and/or a precipitated calcium carbonate; c) providing a hydrophobizing agent selected from an aliphatic carboxylic acid having between 5 and 24 carbon atoms; d) contacting the ground calcium carbonate and/or the precipitated calcium carbonate of step b) with the hydrophobizing agent of step c) for obtaining a hydrophobized ground calcium carbonate and/or a hydrophobized precipitated calcium carbonate; and e) contacting the aqueous medium provided in step a) with the hydrophobized ground calcium carbonate and/or the hydrophobized precipitated calcium carbonate obtained in step d), to the use of a hydrophobized ground calcium carbonate and/or a hydrophobized ground calcium carbonate for reducing the amount of pi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Joachim Schoelkopf, Patrick A. C. Gane
  • Patent number: 10308518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the manufacturing of a calcium carbonate-comprising material, to a calcium carbonate-comprising material obtained by the process as well as the use of the calcium carbonate-comprising material for paper filler and paper coating applications, in plastics applications, in paints, in adhesives, in sealings, in concrete, in agriculture applications, in food applications, in cosmetic applications or in pharmaceutical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Espen Berg-Hansen, Rolf Endre Orten
  • Patent number: 10301774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of suspensions of nano-fibrillar cellulose by providing cellulose fibers and at least one filler and/or pigment; combining the cellulose fibers and the at least one filler and/or pigment; and fibrillating the cellulose fibers in the presence of at least one filler and/or pigment, as well as the suspensions of nano-fibrillar cellulose obtained by this process and their uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Patrick A. C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Daniel Gantenbein, Michel Schenker, Michael Pohl, Beat Kübler
  • Patent number: 10294371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of nano-fibrillar cellulose gels by providing cellulose fibers and at least one filler and/or pigment; combining the cellulose fibers and the at least one filler and/or pigment; and fibrillating the cellulose fibers in the presence of the at least one filler and/or pigment until a gel is formed, as well as the nano-fibrillar cellulose gel obtained by this process and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Patrick A. C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Daniel Gantenbein, Michel Schenker
  • Publication number: 20190127233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the manufacturing of a calcium carbonate-comprising material, to a calcium carbonate-comprising material obtained by the process as well as the use of the calcium carbonate-comprising material for paper filler and paper coating applications, in plastics applications, in paints, in adhesives, in sealings, in concrete, in agriculture applications, in food applications, in cosmetic applications or in pharmaceutical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Espen Berg-Hansen, Rolf Endre Orten
  • Patent number: 10046984
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a colloidal precipitated calcium carbonate (cPCC) for adsorbing and/or reducing the amount of at least one organic material in an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Patrick A. C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Juhana Tuomas Lehtipuu
  • Patent number: 9988764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing self-binding pigment particle suspensions, to a self-binding pigment particle suspension as well as to a paper product comprising self-binding pigment particles and to the use of the self-binding pigment particle suspension as filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Joachim Schoelkopf, Patrick A. C. Gane
  • Patent number: 9896580
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for preparing self-binding pigment particles from an aqueous suspension of calcium carbonate containing material, wherein an anionic binder and at least one cationic polymer are mixed with the suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Joachim Schoelkopf, Patrick A. C. Gane
  • Publication number: 20180009991
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the manufacturing of a calcium carbonate-comprising material, a calcium carbonate-comprising material obtained by a process as well as the use of the calcium carbonate-comprising material for paper filler and paper coating applications, cigarette paper applications, for plastics applications or in paints, coatings, adhesives, replacement of titanium dioxide, preferably in paints, sealants, food, feed, pharma, concrete, cement, cosmetic, water treatment and/or agriculture applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Patrick A.C. Gane, Rolf Endre Orten, Jan Phillipp Weihs, Philipp Hunziker, Asbjørn Høyem Amundsen, Tommy Sandvik, Bjørn Jensen
  • Publication number: 20170369695
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for preparing self-binding pigment particles from an aqueous suspension of calcium carbonate containing material, wherein an anionic binder and at least one cationic polymer are mixed with the suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Joachim Schoelkopf, Patrick A.C. Gane
  • Publication number: 20170335517
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for the preparation of flocculated filler particles, wherein at least two aqueous suspensions of at least one filler material and at least one flocculating additive are combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: OMYA International AG
    Inventors: Michel Schenker, Matthias Buri, Lars Andersson, Daniel Gantenbein, Patrick A.C. Gane
  • Publication number: 20170275825
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for the preparation of flocculated filler particles, wherein at least two aqueous suspensions of at least one filler material and at least one flocculating additive are combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Michel Schenker, Matthias Buri, Lars Andersson, Daniel Gantenbein, Patrick A.C. Gane
  • Patent number: 9745212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the purification of water, wherein a surface-reacted natural calcium carbonate is brought into contact with the water to be purified, the surface-reacted natural calcium carbonate being the reaction product of a natural calcium carbonate with an acid and carbon dioxide, which is formed in situ by the acid treatment and/or supplied externally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Patrick A. C. Gane, Joachim Schölkopf, Daniel Gantenbein, Daniel E. Gerard
  • Publication number: 20170240433
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the manufacturing of a calcium carbonate-comprising material, to a calcium carbonate-comprising material obtained by the process as well as the use of the calcium carbonate-comprising material for paper filler and paper coating applications, in plastics applications, in paints, in adhesives, in sealings, in concrete, in agriculture applications, in food applications, in cosmetic applications or in pharmaceutical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Espen Berg-Hansen, Rolf Endre Orten
  • Publication number: 20170233948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing self-binding pigment particle suspensions, to a self-binding pigment particle suspension as well as to a paper product comprising self-binding pigment particles and to the use of the self-binding pigment particle suspension as filler material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Joachim Schoelkopf, Patrick A.C. Gane
  • Patent number: 9724641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the amount of CO2 in a carbon dioxide-containing source by using a regeneratable ion exchange material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Michel Schenker, Patrick A. C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Daniel Gantenbein
  • Publication number: 20170197203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the amount of CO2 in a carbon dioxide-containing source by using a regeneratable ion exchange material as well as to the use of a regeneratable ion exchange material for reducing the amount of CO2 from a carbon dioxide-containing source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Michel Schenker, Patrick A.C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Daniel Gantenbein