Patents by Inventor International Paper Company

International Paper Company 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: 20130171462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for applying optical brightening agent (OBA) to a sheet of paper or paperboard substrate. The process comprises the step of spraying an aqueous composition comprising an optical brightening agent onto at least one surface of a sized paperboard substrate to form a treated paperboard substrate. The treated paperboard substrate includes a layer of OBA on at least one surface of the paper or paperboard substrate in which the brightness of the treated paper or paperboard substrate is greater than the sized paper or paperboard substrate before treating thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: International Paper Company
  • Publication number: 20130164515
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a paper surface sizing composition, a paper web coated on one or more sides or surfaces with a paper surface sizing composition, and a method for treating one or more sides of the paper web with a paper surface sizing composition to impart benefits relating to one or more of the following properties: (1) brightness; (2) opacity; (3) paper smoothness; (4) print quality; (5) optionally ink dry time (e.g., for ink jet printing where the sizing composition has option); and (6) optionally minimizing or eliminating edge welding (e.g., for paper webs used in, for example, form printing).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: International Paper Company
  • Publication number: 20130160673
    Abstract: An extender for flexographic and other ink compositions and inks using such extender where potato starch serves as the ink carrier and an emulsion resin. The use of potato starch provides for a readily available, cost effective, substantial and environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum and soy based resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: International Paper Company
  • Publication number: 20130153810
    Abstract: A partially fire resistant cellulosic fiber thermal insulation material from a fibrous web of unrefined virgin softwood and hardwood provides fibers which provides an R-value (as measured by the ASTM C518 test) of at least about 3, and a wood ash fire retardant component present in and/or on the fibrous web in an amount of at least about 1.5% by weight of the fibrous web and sufficient to impart at least partial fire resistance (as measured by the ASTM E970-08A test) to the fibrous web. Also, a process for preparing this at least partially fire resistant thermal insulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: International Paper Company
  • Publication number: 20130153166
    Abstract: This invention relates to paper products and/or substrates suitable for being made and/or converted into wallboard tape; which also may be known as joint tape and/or drywall tape, having a pH of at least 7.0 and containing a plurality of cellulose fibers, a wet strength additive, an alkaline sizing agent, and an anionic promoter, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130152973
    Abstract: A cleaning system and method for cleaning heat transfer surfaces in a boiler using a temperature measuring system for measuring and monitoring wall temperature of an annular wall of the tube of a lance of one or more sootblowers. Controlling a flow of steam or other fluid through the tube during the cooling portions of the strokes based on wall temperature measurements from the temperature measuring system. Infrared or thermocouple temperature measuring systems may be used. The steam or other fluid may be flowed at a default flowrate that may be substantially zero until the temperature measuring system indicates the wall temperature of the annular wall begins to exceed a predetermined temperature limit which may be the softening point of the annular wall. Then the steam or other fluid is flowed at a rate greater than the default flowrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130146240
    Abstract: This invention relates to composition containing expandable microspheres and at least one ionic compound and having a zeta potential that is greater than or equal to zero mV at a pH of about 9.0 or less at an ionic strength of from 10?6 M to 0.1M., as well as methods of making and using the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: International Paper Company
  • Publication number: 20130146241
    Abstract: Expandable microspheres formed by suspension polymerization using a shot growth method are provided. The microspheres are formed of a continuous, gas impermeable shell surrounding a blowing agent. The shell includes a first polymer layer formed from primary monomers and a second layer that includes a chemically reactive monomer or a high Tg monomer. To form the microspheres, the primary monomers are polymerized in a reaction vessel to an approximate 90% polymerization, at which time a secondary monomer that is either a monomer having a Tg of at least 85° C. or a chemically reactive monomer, is added to the reaction vessel to drive the polymerization reaction to completion. The outer layer thus contains either a larger amount of the high Tg monomer or a chemically reactive monomer that possesses the ability to covalently bond a cationic species. The microspheres may be used in papermaking processes to increase the paper bulk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130146242
    Abstract: A paper substrate, particularly useful in wallboard tape applications containing PVOH on and/or in at least one surface of the paper, as well as methods of making and using the same. The use of the tape of the invention is used in conjunction with a joint compound that may contain no or reduced amounts of bonding agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: International Paper Company
  • Publication number: 20130139984
    Abstract: This invention relates to a paper substrate containing high surface sizing and low internal sizing and having high dimensional stability, as well as methods of making and using the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130133850
    Abstract: A fire resistant fluff pulp web made from a fluff pulp web, a fire retardant component present in and/or on the fluff pulp, and a fire retardant distributing surfactant which distributes the fire retardant component in and/or on the fluff pulp web in a manner so that the fluff pulp web passes one or more fire resistance tests. Also, a process for preparing these fire resistant fluff pulp webs, as well as for treating outer fibrous layers comprising an air-laid mixture of these fire resistant fluff pulp fibers and bicomponent fibers with up to about 5% additional fire retardant and which are used in fire resistant air-laid fibrous structures useful in upholstery, cushions, mattress ticking, panel fabric, padding, bedding, insulation, materials for parts in devices and appliances, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventor: International Paper Company
  • Publication number: 20130102984
    Abstract: A method of producing a modified pulp for use in paper or paper web products, the method comprising treating wood chips in an extraction process to remove hemicellose to form treated wood chips; and subjecting said treated wood chips to chemical or semichemical pulping to form a modified Kraft pulp wherein the amount of hemicellulose contained in the modified Kraft pulp is from about 5 to about 10% by dry weight of the modified pulp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: International Paper Company
  • Publication number: 20130090222
    Abstract: An apparatus for folding box blanks into completed boxes includes a feeding station having a swing guide assembly designed to provide an abutting surface which makes contact with flaps/panels of the box blank as the box blank is feed from the feeding station into a folding station. The swing guide assembly can be synchronized with a feed assembly which moves box blanks from a hopper assembly to a first feed position. Actuating drives operating at different speeds can be used to move the box blanks from the feeding station to a first and second folding station. Critical actuating motions used in the process of folding and advancing the box blanks can be performed at a different speed than other non-critical actuating motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130059095
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising a blend of at least two dye fixatives, at least one of which is a cationic polymer, and at least one of the other dye fixatives is a polyvalent metal salt, to form a water-insoluble complex. The ink recording sheets comprise a composition that is absorbed into the surface of the substrate as a sizing material, or alternatively, forms a continuous layer on the substrate. The present invention also encompasses methods for making the ink jet recording sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: International Paper Company