Patents by Inventor Shawnee M. Wilson

Shawnee M. Wilson 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).

  • Patent number: 10132040
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates are disclosed. The methods involve adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: David J. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20170254022
    Abstract: A method of preparing a stable dispersion of flocculated filler particles for use in papermaking processes comprises use of an anionic first flocculating agent to an aqueous dispersion of filler particles, followed by addition of a second anionic flocculating agent to the dispersion and further optional shearing of the resultant filler flocs to the desired particle size resulting in shear resistant filler flocs with a defined and controllable size distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Katherine M. Broadus, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9752283
    Abstract: A method of preparing a stable dispersion of flocculated filler particles for use in papermaking processes comprises use of an anionic first flocculating agent to an aqueous dispersion of filler particles, followed by addition of a second anionic flocculating agent to the dispersion and further optional shearing of the resultant filler flocs to the desired particle size resulting in shear resistant filler flocs with a defined and controllable size distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Katherine M Broadus, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M Wilson
  • Publication number: 20160312410
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates are disclosed. The methods involve adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: David J. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9410288
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: David A. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9303360
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150167245
    Abstract: A method of preparing a stable dispersion of flocculated filler particles for use in papermaking processes comprises use of an anionic first flocculating agent to an aqueous dispersion of filler particles, followed by addition of a second anionic flocculating agent to the dispersion and further optional shearing of the resultant filler flocs to the desired particle size resulting in shear resistant filler flocs with a defined and controllable size distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Katherine M. Broadus, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9034145
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8999111
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the strengthening effect of a starch coating on paper. The method involves contacting the starch with a synthetic polymer before the starch is cooked. This changes how the starch gelatinizes and how the polymer gets distributed on the paper resulting in greater paper surface strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David J Castro, Mei Liu, Gary S Furman, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M Wilson, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150041089
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150041091
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150041088
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8778140
    Abstract: A method of preparing a stable dispersion of flocculated filler particles for use in papermaking processes comprises use of microparticle prior to, simultaneous to, and/or after addition of a first flocculating agent to an aqueous dispersion of filler particles, followed by addition of a second flocculating agent to the dispersion and further optional shearing of the resultant filler flocs to the desired particle size resulting in shear resistant filler flocs with a defined and controllable size distribution. In addition, a neutralizing coagulant can be added to the dispersion to partially or completely neutralize the charge of the filler before the microparticle and/or the first flocculating agent is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Katherine M Broadus, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140182799
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the strengthening effect of a starch coating on paper. The method involves contacting the starch with a synthetic polymer before the starch is cooked. This changes how the starch gelatinizes and how the polymer gets distributed on the paper resulting in greater paper surface strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: David J. Castro, Mei Li, Gary S. Furman, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M. Wilson, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130059949
    Abstract: A method of preparing a stable dispersion of flocculated filler particles for use in papermaking processes comprises use of microparticle prior to, simultaneous to, and/or after addition of a first flocculating agent to an aqueous dispersion of filler particles, followed by addition of a second flocculating agent to the dispersion and further optional shearing of the resultant filler flocs to the desired particle size resulting in shear resistant filler flocs with a defined and controllable size distribution. In addition, a neutralizing coagulant can be added to the dispersion to partially or completely neutralize the charge of the filler before the microparticle and/or the first flocculating agent is added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Katherine M. Broadus, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M. Wilson