Patents by Inventor Paul Jollez

Paul Jollez 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: 20190117823
    Abstract: A chromogenic absorbent material for detecting a detectable substance in a water-containing medium, such as animal urine, is provided. The detectable substance may be indicative of a disease or condition, and the water-containing medium may be an excretion, blood, plasma, an aqueous solution or a solid impregnated with an aqueous solution. The chromogenic absorbent material may include a trigger agent, a chromogenic indicator convertible into a chromogenically active substance in the presence of the trigger agent and the detectable substance, and an absorptive material which is porous, for absorbing the water-containing medium. The absorptive material may include a water-absorbing polysaccharide providing absorptive properties to the chromogenic absorbent material. The trigger agent, the chromogenic indicator and the detectable substance are preferably unreactive to the absorptive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Paul JOLLEZ, Isabelle BOLDUC, St├ęphane CHEVIGNY, Olivier SIGOUIN
  • Publication number: 20190094211
    Abstract: A chromogenic absorbent material for an animal litter includes an oxidizing agent responsive to peroxidatic/pseudoperoxidatic activity in an animal excretion or a first catalytic compound generating the oxidizing agent in situ. The material also includes a chromogenic indicator being chromogenically responsive to the oxidizing activity of the oxidizing agent, and an absorptive material which is porous, for absorbing the animal excretion. The absorptive material includes a water-absorbing polysaccharide providing absorptive properties to the chromogenic absorbent material; and may also include a second polysaccharide and a superabsorbent polymer. The material may be obtained in the form of particles having a low density and a high porosity, and is usable in conjunction with an animal litter for detecting various diseases in animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Paul JOLLEZ
  • Patent number: 10175231
    Abstract: A chromogenic absorbent material for an animal litter includes an oxidizing agent responsive to peroxidatic/pseudoperoxidatic activity in an animal excretion or a first catalytic compound generating the oxidizing agent in situ. The material also includes a chromogenic indicator being chromogenically responsive to the oxidizing activity of the oxidizing agent, and an absorptive material which is porous, for absorbing the animal excretion. The absorptive material includes a water-absorbing polysaccharide providing absorptive properties to the chromogenic absorbent material; and may also include a second polysaccharide and a superabsorbent polymer. The material may be obtained in the form of particles having a low density and a high porosity, and is usable in conjunction with an animal litter for detecting various diseases in animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: 7905122 Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Jollez
  • Publication number: 20180229218
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing particles of water-absorbing material is provided. The process includes providing a powder bed composed of an absorptive powder comprising a water-absorbing polysaccharide onto a surface; releasing an aqueous solution from a solution dispenser so as to contact the powder bed, 5 thereby forming a solution-impregnated humid material; letting the solution-impregnated humid material agglomerate in substantially shear-less conditions to form an agglomerated humid material, the solution-impregnated humid material being supported by the surface; and drying the agglomerated humid material, thereby forming the particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Paul JOLLEZ, Isabelle BOLDUC
  • Publication number: 20170074864
    Abstract: A chromogenic absorbent material for an animal litter includes an oxidizing agent responsive to peroxidatic/pseudoperoxidatic activity in an animal excretion or a first catalytic compound generating the oxidizing agent in situ. The material also includes a chromogenic indicator being chromogenically responsive to the oxidizing activity of the oxidizing agent, and an absorptive material which is porous, for absorbing the animal excretion. The absorptive material includes a water-absorbing polysaccharide providing absorptive properties to the chromogenic absorbent material; and may also include a second polysaccharide and a superabsorbent polymer. The material may be obtained in the form of particles having a low density and a high porosity, and is usable in conjunction with an animal litter for detecting various diseases in animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Paul JOLLEZ
  • Patent number: 9547000
    Abstract: A chromogenic absorbent material and related chromogenic solution, use, process and application for an animal litter. The chromogenic absorbent material includes an absorptive material for absorbing an animal excretion; an oxidizing agent responsive to peroxidatic/pseudoperoxidatic activity in the animal excretion to provide oxidizing activity; and an inclusion complex including a host compound and a guest compound, the guest compound being a chromogenic indicator associated with the host compound and being chromogenically responsive to the oxidizing activity of the oxidizing agent. The chromogenic absorbent material may be prepared from the chromogenic solution including the oxidizing agent and the inclusion complex. The chromogenic absorbent material may be used as particles combined with animal litter for detection of peroxidatic/pseudoperoxidatic activity in the animal excretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: 7905122 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Marie-Cleo Gravel-Lacroix, Paul Jollez, Isabelle Bolduc
  • Publication number: 20160219829
    Abstract: An anti-odor material for animal litters derived from the use of an odor-retardant agent including phosphorotriamides in powder form, and related process of manufacture. The anti-odor material may include a particulate support; and a crystallized layer of the odor-retardant agent coating a surface of the particulate support. The process for producing the anti-odor material may include heating the odor-retardant agent in a powder form to at least an odor-retardant agent melting point Tm to melt the powder form and produce a melted odor-retardant agent; mixing the melted odor-retardant agent with the particulate support for association thereof to produce the anti-odor material; and cooling the anti-odor material to a temperature below the odor-retardant agent melting point Tm to transform the melted odor-retardant agent into a crystallized odor-retardant agent. The anti-odor material may be mixed with an absorptive substrate to produce the animal litter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventor: Paul JOLLEZ
  • Publication number: 20150233899
    Abstract: A chromogenic absorbent material and related chromogenic solution, use, process and application for an animal litter. The chromogenic absorbent material includes an absorptive material for absorbing an animal excretion; an oxidizing agent responsive to peroxidatic/pseudoperoxidatic activity in the animal excretion to provide oxidizing activity; and an inclusion complex including a host compound and a guest compound, the guest compound being a chromogenic indicator associated with the host compound and being chromogenically responsive to the oxidizing activity of the oxidizing agent. The chromogenic absorbent material may be prepared from the chromogenic solution including the oxidizing agent and the inclusion complex. The chromogenic absorbent material may be used as particles combined with animal litter for detection of peroxidatic/pseudoperoxidatic activity in the animal excretion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Marie-Cleo Gravel-Lacroix, Paul Jollez, Isabelle Bolduc
  • Publication number: 20120202236
    Abstract: A composite litter material for detecting a disease, such as urinary tract disease, when contacted by feline urine includes an absorptive polymer material forming a solid matrix, exfoliated clay embedded and dispersed within the solid matrix, a chromogenic indicator provided within the solid matrix, and an oxidizing agent distributed and stabilized within the solid matrix to be responsive to peroxidase activity in the urine to activate the chromogenic indicator. A method for detecting or diagnosing a feline disease includes contacting urine with the material and detecting a color change. A method of manufacturing the composite material includes preparing a mixture comprising the absorptive polymer and water and distributing the exfoliated clay, chromogenic indicator and oxidizing agent within the mixture, preferably by extrusion and addition of the components at particular points in processing the polymer mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: 7905122 CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Paul Jollez, Isabelle Bolduc, Mohammed Berrada
  • Patent number: 7161017
    Abstract: A process for producing unsaturated and saturated free fatty acid from trap oils, trap greases, brown greases and grease trap waste as starting material. The process consist in subjecting the starting material to a pretreatment, a first purification step, a fractional step, a second purification step and eventually a hydrogenation step. Methyl esters of unsaturated and saturated free fatty acids, oleic acid and stearin is obtained from this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Prolab Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Miguel Garro, Alain Lemieux, Paul Jollez, Nicole Cadoret
  • Patent number: 6986828
    Abstract: A process for producing microcrystalline cellulose. The process comprising the following steps: a) preparation of a pulp by repulping, b) pressing of the pulp obtained in a), c) decompaction of the pulp obtained in b), d) feeding of the pulp obtained in c) into a pre-heated reactor, e) cooking of the pulp at a temperature, a time and a pressure allowing to obtain a pulp having a desired degree of polymerization, f) cooling and partial controlled depressurization of the reactor by purging the reactor, followed by a water injection into the jacket and directly into the reactor, g) filtering the pulp obtained in f), h) bleaching of the pulp obtained in g), and i) drying the pulp obtained in h). The process allows the application of a controlled depressurization in step f), which in turn allows to keep the natural texture of the fibers and to obtain a cellulose having a low degree of polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Kemestrie Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Jollez, Esteban Chornet, Sylvain Cloutier
  • Publication number: 20050085653
    Abstract: A process for producing unsaturated and saturated free fatty acid from trap oils, trap greases, brown greases and grease trap waste as starting material. The process consist in subjecting the starting material to a pretreatment, a first purification step, a fractional step, a second purification step and eventually a hydrogenation step. Methyl esters of unsaturated and saturated free fatty acids, oleic acid and stearin is obtained from this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Juan Garro, Alain Lemieux, Paul Jollez, Nicole Cadoret
  • Publication number: 20050043555
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of unsaturated and saturated free fatty acids. The process comprises the steps of: (a) selecting a starting material from the group consisting of trap oils, trap greases, yellow greases and brown greases, (b) pre-treating the oils and/or greases selected in step (a) in order to separate the oils and/or greases, from residual solids and water and obtain a mixture consisting principally of saturated and unsaturated free fatty acids, (c) bleaching the mixture of free fatty acids obtained in step (b) in order to obtain a suitable coloration thereof, (d) fractionating the bleached free fatty acids obtained in step (c) in two fractions: saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, (e) purifying the unsaturated fatty acids obtained from step (d), and purifying the saturated fatty acids obtained from step (d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Juan Garro, Louis Estaque, Alain Lemieux, Nicole Cadoret, Paul Angers, Paul Jollez
  • Publication number: 20040007142
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating material, such as lignocellulose material, fibrous material, particulate material, cellulosic material, and the like. The apparatus includes a feed system, a reactor, a conveyor, and a discharge system. The feed system has an inlet for receiving the material from a supply source at ambient pressure conditions and an outlet for releasing the material. The reactor is used for treating the material and has an inlet connected to the outlet of the feed system for receiving the material released from the feed system, and an outlet for releasing the material treated by the reactor. The conveyor is located inside the reactor for conveying the material from the inlet of the reactor to the outlet thereof. The discharge system is used for discharging the material and has a chamber and a pump. The chamber has an inlet connected to the outlet of the reactor for receiving the material treated by the reactor, and an outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: Kemestrie Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Jollez, Sylvain Cloutier
  • Publication number: 20020084044
    Abstract: A process for producing microcrystalline cellulose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Applicant: KEMESTRIE INC.
    Inventors: Paul Jollez, Esteban Chornet, Sylvain Cloutier
  • Patent number: 5646312
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process where maltol is extracted from a source material containing maltol by employing an aqueous extraction process wherein reverse osmosis is utilized to concentrate an aqueous extract of maltol. The maltol in the concentrated aqueous extract is adsorbed on a bed containing an adsorbent material and then desorbed using a hydrophilic solvent and separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Florasynth, Inc.
    Inventors: Raoul Arsenault, Michel Trottier, Esteban Chornet, Paul Jollez
  • Patent number: D814126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: 7905122 CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Paul Jollez