Patents by Inventor Norman Blank

Norman Blank 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: 20110178208
    Abstract: Polymers P as dispersants, in particular as liquefiers, for hydraulically setting systems, and hydraulically setting systems including the polymer P. The polymer P includes at least one acid unit, at least one ester unit, and at least one unit containing terephthalate or naphthalate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Christina Hampel, Ulf Velten, Ueli Sulser, Jabbar Al Shemari, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20110168321
    Abstract: A polyurethane adhesive which is useful in bonding porous and non-porous surfaces is provided. The adhesive is especially useful in bonding windshield glass into automotive frames under a variety of environmental conditions, particularly in after market windshield replacement applications. The polyurethane includes at least one urethane prepolymer which is based on at least one thermoplastic polyol. In one embodiment, the urethane prepolymer may be formed from one or more polyisocyanates, one or more polyetherpolyols and one or more thermoplastic polyesterpolyols, wherein the prepolymer has a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.5% by weight, based on the weight of the polyurethane. In another embodiment, a one-part adhesive composition is provided which includes an isocyanate-functional and thermoplastic polyurethane prepolymer having a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Sika Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Rosenberg, Hong Yao, Thomas Bove, Adrian Van Maurik, Hans Peter Tschan, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20110111236
    Abstract: A method for treating a bond area of a workpiece, and a method for adhesively bonding workpieces are disclosed. The method for treating a bond area of a workpiece includes cleaning the bond area, activating the bond area, coating at least a portion of the bond area with an adhesion promoter, and chemically transforming the adhesion promoter with an aftertreatment. The method for adhesively bonding workpieces includes cleaning a bond area of a first workpiece, activating the bond area, coating at least a portion of the bond area with an adhesion promoter, chemically transforming the adhesion promoter with an aftertreatment, applying an adhesive to the bond area, bringing the other workpiece into contact with the first workpiece, and curing the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Dennis Pahl, Norman Blank, Uwe Hartmann, Michael Stege
  • Patent number: 7932322
    Abstract: The invention relates to viscosifiers, especially terminated polymers that have functional terminal groups, said polymers being pre-extended by polyamines, polymercaptans, (poly)aminoalcohols, (poly)mercaptoalcohols or (poly)aminomercaptans and being reacted to give polymers that are terminated by other functional groups. The viscosifiers have a low content in educts or educt descendants that deteriorate the properties of compositions. They are also charaterized in that the formation of high-molecular addition products is considerably reduced or even excluded so that products obtained have low viscosity and good storage stability. The epoxy-terminated polymer of formula (I) is especially preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kramer, Jan Olaf Schulenburg, Jürgen Finter, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20110042002
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fixing element for fixing to a base body, in particular to building surfaces comprising a support and an reactive adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Norman Blank, Juergen Finter, Urs Burckhardt
  • Publication number: 20100183892
    Abstract: The use of a composition Z comprising at least one epoxy resin A, at least one curing agent B for epoxy resins and also zinc particles as cathode corrosion protection for reinforcements of reinforced concrete structures. The composition is here applied to the reinforcing steel at certain points and is suitable as corrosion protection for reinforcements of reinforced concrete structures both when erecting and repairing such a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Heinz Bänziger, Norman Blank, Jörg Vogelsang, Georg Schulze
  • Publication number: 20100184924
    Abstract: The invention relates to viscosifiers, especially terminated polymers that have functional terminal groups, said polymers being pre-extended by polyamines, polymercaptans, (poly)aminoalcohols, (poly)mercaptoalcohols or (poly)aminomercaptans and being reacted to give polymers that are terminated by other functional groups. The viscosifiers have a low content in educts or educt descendants that deteriorate the properties of compositions. They are also characterized in that the formation of high-molecular addition products is considerably reduced or even excluded so that products obtained have low viscosity and good storage stability. The epoxy-terminated polymer of formula (I) is especially preferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kramer, Jan Olaf Schulenburg, Jurgen Finter, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20100155073
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved hydraulic control systems for actuation of subsea equipment in deep water are disclosed. The hydraulic control system relies on smaller fluid flow associated with a hydraulic pressure pulse to actuate the small volume actuation control valve. In one embodiment, the system includes small diameter control umbilical hoses and pilot-operated valves with low actuation volumes. Particularly, a hydraulic control system for reducing the signal time to a subsea blowout preventer in water depth up to and greater than about 5000 feet. Some embodiments comprise a valve arrangement which hydraulically actuate one side of a hydraulic control function, while simultaneously evacuating the opposing circuit both at the seabed and at the surface. Some embodiments comprise an umbilical hose located proximate the center of an umbilical bundle. Preferably, the umbilical hose has a plurality of layers of reinforcing fibers which increase with the diameter of the reinforcement layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Norman Blank, John Stephen Hiltpold, Tri Canh Le, Brian Frank Matteucci, Patrick D.M. Rogan, Abner Bernard Simmons, Thomas Benjamin Thrash, JR., Patricia Thrash
  • Publication number: 20100092733
    Abstract: In the case of a reinforcing system for reinforcing a cavity of a structural element, a support element is connected to the structural element in the structural element for reinforcement purposes. The support element has channels, an adhesive is disposed in the cavity between the support element and the structural element, and the adhesive can be introduced into the cavity between the support element and the structural element by means of the channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Norman Blank, Jurgen Finter, Vincent Belpaire
  • Publication number: 20100015427
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement material (20) is provided that includes a base material selected from the group consisting of thermosets, low viscosity thermoplastics with short transition phases and low viscosities, low melting point metallic alloys, and combinations thereof. At STP, the structural reinforcement material (20) is a solid or a formable dough or a mixture thereof. When heated to an activation temperature, the structural reinforcement material (20) becomes flowable into a cavity (10). Following cooling, the structural reinforcement material (20) is a solid or a thermoset with a strength sufficient to reinforce the cavity (10). A structural reinforcement insert (111) comprising the structural reinforcement material (20) is also provided, as is a reinforced cavity (10) of an automobile (2) and a method of reinforcing a cavity (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Vincent Belpaire, Dominique Mellano, Norman Blank, Juergen Finter
  • Publication number: 20100009076
    Abstract: The invention relates to humidity hardening compounds containing at least one polyurethane polymer, P, exhibiting an isocyanate group, at least one polyimine ALD of Formula (I) of at least 22% by weight, in relation to the sum of the components of the compound which contain the isocyanate group, as well as, if necessary, a polyisocyanate oligomer OP. The humidity hardening compound is particularly suitable for providing coatings and linings. The use of the imines makes possible VOC-free or VOC-poor compounds, which is a substantial advantage for indoor applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Burkhard Walther, Urs Burckhardt, Susanne Strauss, Carsten Zilg, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20090205427
    Abstract: The invention relates to the determination of the dynamic elastic modulus of a material, such as a material comprising a mineral binder like cement, or gypsum, or the like, or a polymer, or ceramic, preferably mortar or concrete, in particular shotcrete, using sound, preferably ultrasound waves which penetrate the material and are continuously measured and analyzed. In particular, the invention relates to an apparatus, to a measuring device, and to a method for determining the dynamic elastic modulus of a material using the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Didier Lootens, Julien Lopez Rios, Robert Flatt, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20090042013
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filler material, especially for filling cavities, especially of structural elements, to a method of production and to a structural element. The inventive filler material comprises particles that are coated with a reactive duroplast, whereby the reactive duroplast is non-viscous at room temperature when not yet reacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Jurgen Finter, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20090018246
    Abstract: A stabilizer or a dispersant from the group of the polycarboxylates for the preparation of stable aqueous dispersions of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicants: Sika Technology AG, Graphit Kropfmuhl AG
    Inventors: Norman Blank, Urs Mader, Werner Handl
  • Publication number: 20090000865
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sound-absorbing coating for an elastic structure (1) made of at least two polymers, comprising at least one coating layer (2) closer to the elastic structure (1) and made of at least one polymer A and at least one coating layer (3) farther from the elastic structure (1) and made of at least one polymer B, the latter coating layer (3) being applied immediately on said at least one polymer A so as to form an integral composite effecting a loss factor in the range of from 0.01 to 0.6 in a temperature range of from ?20° C. to +80° C. The invention also relates to a process for preparing such a coating and the use of such a coating for making sound-absorbing coatings, for example on automotive vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicants: BMW AG, SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Peter Zisch, Peter Merz, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20080087377
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating a substrate by means of a paint system, said system comprising at least two paint layers, which are applied in succession to the substrate. After said application, a paint enhancer or strengthener is applied to the surface of at least one of the two applied paint layers. The method permits a substrate to be coated in such a way that at least some sections of the paint system (where the paint intensifier has been applied) have an improved mechanical load-bearing capacity, in order to produce e.g. an adhesion point with an improved mechanical stability. The invention also relates to a substrate that is coated with the paint system, to joining methods for a paint system of this type, to joined connections, to the use of bonding mixtures and to multi-ply paint layers comprising areas that have been subsequently cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicants: DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG, SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Norman Blank, Urs Burckhardt, Peter Gimmnich, Michael Hilt, Gunter Kranz, Stefan Lotz, Josef Michel
  • Publication number: 20070251629
    Abstract: A polyurethane adhesive which is useful in bonding porous and non-porous surfaces is provided. The adhesive is especially useful in bonding windshield glass into automotive frames under a variety of environmental conditions, particularly in after market windshield replacement applications. The polyurethane includes at least one urethane prepolymer which is based on at least one thermoplastic polyol. In one embodiment, the urethane prepolymer may be formed from one or more polyisocyanates, one or more polyetherpolyols and one or more thermoplastic polyesterpolyols, wherein the prepolymer has a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.5% by weight, based on the weight of the polyurethane. In another embodiment, a one-part adhesive composition is provided which includes an isocyanate-functional and thermoplastic polyurethane prepolymer having a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Rosenberg, Hong Yao, Thomas Bove, Adrian Van Maurik, Hans Tschan, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20070197705
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stable aqueous particle dispersion, wherein the particles in an aqueous medium are stabilised by a polymer stabiliser embodied in the form of a polycarboxylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Norman Blank, Urs Mader, Wemer Handl
  • Patent number: 7226523
    Abstract: A polyurethane adhesive which is useful in bonding porous and non-porous surfaces is provided. The adhesive is especially useful in bonding windshield glass into automotive frames under a variety of environmental conditions, particularly in after market windshield replacement applications. The polyurethane includes at least one urethane prepolymer which is based on at least one thermoplastic polyol. In one embodiment, the urethane prepolymer may be formed from one or more polyisocyanates, one or more polyetherpolyols and one or more thermoplastic polyesterpolyols, wherein the prepolymer has a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.5% by weight, based on the weight of the polyurethane. In another embodiment, a one-part adhesive composition is provided which includes an isocyanate-functional and thermoplastic polyurethane prepolymer having a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Steven A. Rosenberg, Hong Yao, Thomas Bove, Adrian Van Maurik, Hans Peter Tschan, Norman Blank
  • Patent number: 7186442
    Abstract: A method for installing a constrained layer damper on a product of manufacture is disclosed. The method includes applying a layer of first polymeric material to a substrate of the product, wherein the first polymeric material is visco-elastic when solidified. Then, a second layer of polymeric material, which is stiff when solidified, is applied to the first polymeric material such that said first polymeric material is constrained between the second polymeric material and the substrate of the product. At least one of the layers of polymeric materials is dispensed in fluid form during the manufacture of the product from a bulk source of fluid material. The polymeric materials are chosen such that they do not require the application of heat above room temperature to solidify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Robert D. Myers, Philip E. Weber, Kevin Casey, Cheong Kow, Steven A. Rosenberg, Norman Blank