Patents by Inventor Marco Polverari

Marco Polverari 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: 20200239680
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) that includes two polymers which are at least partially interlaced on a molecular scale, wherein the first polymer is obtainable by hydrolyzing a cross-linked poly(N-vinylformamide), and the second polymer is a copolymer of monomers A and B. The monomer A is preferably cationic, such as dimethylaminoethylacrylate methyl chloride, and the monomer B may be for example acrylamide. The IPN material may be used in paper making processes as drainage agent, retention agent, sizing agent or flocculant agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Sacha LEGRAND, Marco POLVERARI
  • Patent number: 10005873
    Abstract: New polyvinylamide and/or acryl acid-based copolymers. The new structured block copolymers are based on the block copolymerization of N-vinyl formamide (NVF) with other monomers by using a bifunctional initiator. Further, a method of preparing the structured block copolymer is provided, and especially a method wherein the NVF-based block is at least partially hydrolyzed to obtain PVAm. Also the use of the new structured block copolymers in sludge dewatering and in papermaking processes is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Sacha Legrand, Marco Polverari, Rosa Carceller
  • Patent number: 9982394
    Abstract: The invention relates to a papermaking agent composition, preferably in powder form, which comprises a water-soluble polymer, which comprises 21-30 mol-% of vinylamine units and has an average molecular weight of at least 1 000 000 Da. The invention relates also to a method for treating of fiber stock in manufacture of paper, board or the like, where a thick fiber stock is obtained, it is diluted to a thin fiber stock having a consistency <3% by addition of water, and the thin fiber stock is drained and a continuous fibrous web is formed. The papermaking agent composition is added to the thick fiber stock or to the thin fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Joonas Hokka, Matti Hietaniemi, Sacha Legrand, Marco Polverari
  • Patent number: 9809930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a papermaking agent system in liquid form, which comprises (i) cationic starch solution, prepared by cooking a starch mixture comprising a starch component and a water component, and (ii) polymer composition, which has anionic and cationic groups and a cationic net charge of >0.1 meq/g. The polymer composition comprises or originates from at least one of constituents a), b) or c). Constituent a) contains an amphoteric polymer, which is a copolymer comprising structural units derived from acrylamide and/or methacrylamide monomers, and anionic and cationic groups attached to the copolymer. Constituent b) contains a first polymer, which is a copolymer comprising structural units derived from acrylamide and/or methacrylamide monomers, and anionic or cationic groups attached to the copolymer, as well as a second polymer, which comprises groups with opposite charge than the first polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kemira OYJ
    Inventors: Asko Karppi, Matti Hietaniemi, Marco Polverari
  • Publication number: 20170002518
    Abstract: The invention relates to a papermaking agent composition, preferably in powder form, which comprises a water-soluble polymer, which comprises 21-30 mol-% of vinylamine units and has an average molecular weight of at least 1 000 000 Da. The invention relates also to a method for treating of fibre stock in manufacture of paper, board or the like, where a thick fibre stock is obtained, it is diluted to a thin fibre stock having a consistency <3% by addition of water, and the thin fibre stock is drained and a continuous fibrous web is formed. The papermaking agent composition is added to the thick fibre stock or to the thin fibre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Joonas Hokka, Matti Hietaniemi, Sacha Legrand, Marco Polverari
  • Publication number: 20160369030
    Abstract: New polyvinylamide and/or acryl acid-based copolymers. The new structured block copolymers are based on the block copolymerization of N-vinyl formamide (NVF) with other monomers by using a bifunctional initiator. Further, a method of preparing the structured block copolymer is provided, and especially a method wherein the NVF-based block is at least partially hydrolyzed to obtain PVAm. Also the use of the new structured block copolymers in sludge dewatering and in papermaking processes is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Sacha LEGRAND, Marco POLVERARI, Rosa CARCELLER
  • Publication number: 20160273166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a papermaking agent system in liquid form, which comprises (i) cationic starch solution, prepared by cooking a starch mixture comprising a starch component and a water component, and (ii) polymer composition, which has anionic and cationic groups and a cationic net charge of >0.1 meq/g. The polymer composition comprises or originates from at least one of constituents a), b) or c). Constituent a) contains an amphoteric polymer, which is a copolymer comprising structural units derived from acrylamide and/or methacrylamide monomers, and anionic and cationic groups attached to the copolymer. Constituent b) contains a first polymer, which is a copolymer comprising structural units derived from acrylamide and/or methacrylamide monomers, and anionic or cationic groups attached to the copolymer, as well as a second polymer, which comprises groups with opposite charge than the first polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Asko Karppi, Matti Hietaniemi, Marco Polverari
  • Patent number: 8697790
    Abstract: A composition includes a dispersion, having an aqueous phase containing a dissolved water soluble cationic coagulant polymer and if needed a dissolved inorganic salt. The aqueous phase further contains a dispersed water soluble flocculant polymer, wherein the water soluble flocculant polymer is formed of a water soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer or monomer blend which are polymerized in the aqueous phase. The water soluble cationic coagulant polymer is cationic poly(alkyleneamine), which is the reaction product of the following reaction: H2N—(CH2)m—NR—(CH2)m—NH2+Cl—CH2CH2—Cl, wherein R is selected from the group consisting alkyl radicals containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms m is an integer of from 1 to 4. The amount of dissolved inorganic salt is less than 10% by weight of the composition, and the composition is in a stable, pourable, dispersion form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Marco Polverari, Anneli Lepo, Michael O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20130037230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising dispersion, having an aqueous phase containing a dissolved water soluble cationic coagulant polymer and if needed a dissolved inorganic salt. The aqueous phase further contains a dispersed water soluble flocculant polymer, wherein the water soluble flocculant polymer is formed of a water soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer or monomer blend which are polymerized in the aqueous phase. The water soluble cationic coagulant polymer is cationic poly(alkyleneamine), which is the reaction product of the following reaction: H2N—(CH2)m—NR—(CH2)m—NH2+Cl—CH2CH2—Cl, wherein R is selected from the group consisting alkyl radicals containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms m is an integer of from 1 to 4. The amount of dissolved inorganic salt is less that 10% by weight of the composition, and the composition is in a stable, pourable, dispersion form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Marco POLVERARI, Anneli LEPO, Michael O'TOOLE
  • Publication number: 20060000568
    Abstract: A papermaking furnish is provided with a phenolic resin/polyethylene oxide retention system in combination with a solventless cationic polymer retention aid which increases retention rate and drainage in the paper sheet. The retention aid may be added to the furnish together with the phenolic resin or separately from it at a different point of addition. It can also be used for pretreating a filler which is added to the furnish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Marco Polverari, Joseph Vu, David Aston
  • Patent number: 6372088
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for the production of paper and paper-like products from a suspension of papermaking materials to which poly(ethylene oxide) and a phenolic type cofactor which may be produced by a Williamson synthesis from a resin, are added to improve the retention of fibers, of fines, of dispersed extractives and of fillers during the processes of water removal for the manufacturing of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Pulp and Paper Reserch Institute of Canada
    Inventors: Gunar V. Laivins, Marco Polverari