Fog, Frost Or Ice Preventive Patents (Class 106/13)
  • Patent number: 11326303
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a composition comprising a modified cellulosic surface having aliphatic fatty acid molecules and amine-silica particles that are covalently bonded to cellulose fibers of the cellulosic surface. Also disclosed is a composition comprising a modified cellulosic surface including low surface energy molecules and amine functionalized nanotubes decorated with silica nanoparticles that are covalently bonded to cellulose fibers of the cellulosic surface. Also disclosed is a process for increasing hydrophobicity of a cellulosic surface. Also disclosed is a process for increasing hydrophobicity and surface roughness of a cellulosic surface. Also disclosed are products comprising the compositions and modified cellulosic surfaces of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Anil N. Netravali, Yidong Zhong, Namrata V. Patil
  • Patent number: 11305232
    Abstract: Filtration systems and methods for purifying windshield washer fluid to yield methanol pure enough for fueling methanol fuel cell systems. Pumping commercially available windshield washer fluid through filtration systems having one or more filters can remove additives from the windshield washer fluid. The filtration systems include filters, such as activated carbon filters, nanofiltration filters, reverse osmosis filters, and ion exchange resin filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ULTRACELL LLC
    Inventors: Ru Chen, Franklin Paul Barcinas, Ian W. Kaye
  • Patent number: 11292920
    Abstract: A method of treating an aircraft transparency includes applying a water repellant coating composition over a surface of an aircraft transparency substrate, the water repellant coating composition includes a non-chlorinated perfluoroalkylalkylsilane and/or a non-halogenated polyorganosiloxane. The method can include applying a primer composition having an organic solvent and a silicon material over the aircraft transparency substrate to form a primed substrate surface; applying the water repellant coating composition over the primed substrate surface; and heating the water repellant coating composition to form a water repellant coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Nguyen, Tun-Min Maung, Alexander Bimanand
  • Patent number: 11135760
    Abstract: Method for forming a transparent article comprising: heating a polymer sheet 40 to form a heated sheet; creating a pressure differential across the heated sheet; pushing the heated sheet onto the contoured surface 20 to form a shaped article; and releasing the shaped article from the mold 12. Also included herein are articles made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Johannes Gerardus Maria van Peer, Sven Christian Hardel, Geert Boven
  • Patent number: 11002884
    Abstract: The invention is related to a method for producing silicone hydrogel contact lenses with having a stable coating thereon. A method of the invention comprises a water-based coating process (step) for forming a relatively-stable base coating of a homo- or copolymer of acrylic acid or C1-C3 alkylacrylic acid onto a silicone hydrogel contact lens made from a lens formulation comprising from about 35% to about 60% by weight of N-vinylpyrrolidone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10906044
    Abstract: Embodiments of present application are directed to micro fluidic devices and particularly digital micro fluidic devices with improved droplet operations, and methods of improving droplet operations in micro fluidic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
    Inventor: Xavier Von Hatten
  • Patent number: 10899937
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide ice mitigating surface coatings and methods for applying ice mitigating surface coatings. Various embodiment ice mitigating surface coatings may be formed by hydrolysis of one or more substituted n-alkyldimethylalkoxysilanes terminated with functionalities having the following characteristics with respect to water: 1) non-polar interactions; 2) hydrogen bonding through donor and acceptor interactions; or 3) hydrogen bonding through acceptor interactions only. The substituted n-alkyldimethylalkoxysilanes of the various embodiments may include methyl terminated species, hydroxyl terminated species, ethylene glycol terminated species, and methoxyethylene glycol terminated species. Various embodiment ice mitigating surface coatings may be applied to metal surfaces, such as aluminum surfaces. Various embodiment substituted n-alkyldimethylalkoxysilanes may have an aliphatic chain that is saturated and liner or branched or that is partially unsaturated and liner or branched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: U.S.A. as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Joseph G. Smith, Jr., Christopher J. Wohl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10881105
    Abstract: Provided is a method and a composition for breaking dormancy in deciduous trees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tapazol Chemical Works Ltd.
    Inventors: Ron Cohen, Pablo Liberman
  • Patent number: 10687525
    Abstract: Living cellular material may be preserved by incubating the cellular material in a culture medium containing at least one glycolipid, and then subjecting the cellular material to a preservation protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Lia H. Campbell, Kelvin G M Brockbank
  • Patent number: 10555912
    Abstract: Provided herein are use of polymeric excipients, specifically polyvinyl alcohols, optionally in conjunction with sugars, as cryoprotectants to prevent aggregation of PEG-containing particles. Also provided are PEG-containing particles comprising such polymeric excipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Abraxis BioScience, LLC
    Inventors: Willard Foss, Rajesh Shinde
  • Patent number: 10472438
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided for use for in cleaning of alkaline sensitive metals such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. The compositions include alternatives to sodium tripolyphosphate and/or other phosphorous containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. According to the invention, high molecular weight polyacrylates (polyacrylic acid homopolymers) with a molecular weight of at least about 5000 are used as corrosion inhibitors and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Devon Beau Hammel
  • Patent number: 10449255
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, compositions, and devices for treatments related to mammary tissue in subjects, including reducing the incidence of mastitis. In particular, the disclosure can relate to creating a physical barrier on a teat surface, in a teat canal, or in a teat cistern for prophylactic treatment of mammary disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Zoetis Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Zook, Michael T. Sweeney, Rebecca R. Quesnell, Fiona Patricia Clements, Claude-Raymond René, Bruktawit Asfaw, Sarah Barbara Kokotoff, Dominic Dominicovich Ugbedah
  • Patent number: 10385246
    Abstract: This disclosure describes formulations and methods for dust control, for example, coal topping, a term which refers to the application of liquid products to the top of coal loads, such as those in open topped coal hopper railcars as commonly used today to transport coal. Disclosed herein are wax-based emulsion formulations that accomplish dust control during industrial operations in which dust handling is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Henry Company, LLC
    Inventor: Amba Ayambem
  • Patent number: 10364325
    Abstract: A method to prepare a borate complexed polyalkylguanidinium polymer, the method including heating bis(hexamethylene triamine and guanidine chloride to prepare a polyalkylguanidinium chloride, reacting the polyalkylguanidinium chloride with glycidol in an equimolar amount of glycidol and secondary amine functionalities present in the polyalkylguanidinium chloride to prepare a N-2,3-dihydroxypropyl polyalkylguanidinium chloride polymer, and reacting the N-2,3-dihydroxypropyl polyalkylguanidinium chloride polymer with a boron-oxide material to prepare the borate complexed polyalkylguanidinium polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: John L. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 10344296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of increasing resistance against fungal pathogens of the family Phacopsoraceae plants and/or plant cells. This is achieved for instance by increasing the expression of a hydrophobin protein or fragment thereof in a plant, plant part and/or plant cell in comparison to wild type plants, wild type plant parts and/or wild type plant cells. In the transgenic plants hydrophobin can be expressed as a fusion protein to facilitate and/or enhance expression. Furthermore, the hydrophobin protein can be expressed including a secretion signal sequence which mediates secretion of the protein into the apoplast and/or into the cuticule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BASF PLANT SCIENCE COMPANY GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Schultheiss, Ralf Flachmann, Thomas Subkowski, Claus Bollschweiler
  • Patent number: 10253230
    Abstract: A method of producing a deicing brine blend. The method may include providing an amount of sodium chloride component solution, the amount of sodium chloride component solution having a specific gravity of approximately between 1.179 and 1.156. The method may include providing an amount of calcium chloride component solution, the amount of calcium chloride component solution having a specific gravity of approximately 1.294. The method may include providing an amount of a sugar additive component solution. The method may include mixing at least the amount of sodium chloride component solution, the amount of calcium chloride component solution, and the amount of a sugar additive to produce the deicing brine blend. The deicing brine blend may be crystallization-free at least until the deicing brine blend is below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: City of Lincoln, Nebraska
    Inventor: Ty L. Barger
  • Patent number: 10246589
    Abstract: An anti-icing composition suitable for incorporation in bituminous conglomerates for road paving, comprising an alkali metal chloride, an alkaline-earth metal carbonate, an alkali or alkaline-earth metal formate, a polysiloxane and optionally an alkaline-earth metal chloride, in which the polysiloxane is contained in an amount between 0.5 and 2.0% by weight of the total weight of the composition; it is also described a bituminous conglomerate adapted to provide an anti-icing road paving, comprising aggregates, bitumen, filler and from 2 to 6% by weight of such anti-icing composition of the weight of the aggregates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ITERCHIMICA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Elisa Bertuletti, Piero Baruzzi, Federica Giannattasio
  • Patent number: 10155920
    Abstract: A method for preventing the fogging of glass shower doors and bathroom mirrors and for cleaning said surfaces comprising dispensing an aqueous liquid formulation free of volatile organic compounds (VOC), comprising at least 96% USDA-certified biobased, non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients, said formulation being dispensed from a non-aerosol bottle with a sprayer, immediately followed by wiping excess composition, wherein the method critically requires avoiding rinsing and drying, thereby producing an adherent thin film without leaving visible residue, spots or streaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Magdi Mossoba, Nevin Fahmy, David Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10076501
    Abstract: Provided herein are use of polymeric excipients, specifically polyvinyl alcohols, optionally in conjunction with sugars, as cryoprotectants to prevent aggregation of PEG-containing particles. Also provided are PEG-containing particles comprising such polymeric excipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Abraxis BioScience, LLC
    Inventors: Willard Foss, Rajesh Shinde
  • Patent number: 9822292
    Abstract: A deicing composition and method of making the same includes an aqueous salt solution comprising sodium chloride, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride. The aqueous salt solution may be naturally produced from an oil, natural gas, or natural salt water well from siliclastic or chemical sedimentary rock type formation or it may be synthesized. The deicing composition may also include fresh water and a corrosion inhibiting mixture that includes sodium gluconate and triethanolamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nature's Own Source, LLC
    Inventor: David I. Mansbery
  • Patent number: 9809090
    Abstract: A silicone coating is provided for glass and other surfaces with improved glass clarity and maintenance requirements. In addition a process for preparing a silicone film with improved glass clarity and maintenance requirements. Further a method is provided for adhering an improved silicone coating to a glass (or other) surface. Also a silicone coating is provided for granite, cement, and lexan/plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Raymond T Doran
  • Patent number: 9712729
    Abstract: A camera cover and camera capable of mitigating water drop and dirt adhesion and of ensuring image clarity are provided. A dome section (130) of the camera cover includes, on its outer surface (130a), a hydrophilic coating (131) made of an inorganic material whose main component is a silicon compound. The thickness of the hydrophilic coating (131) is 0.01 to 1 ?m. Surface roughness Ra of the hydrophilic coating (131) is 0.06 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyokazu Yoshino, Hideki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 9701928
    Abstract: A remedial composition comprising a soluble silicate, a surfactant, a polyol and water is disclosed. The remedial composition of the present invention is generally intended for use in the treatment of soil, sand, water, fly ash and other mediums that may contain hazardous materials. In one embodiment of the present invention the soluble silicate of the remedial composition has a mole ratio of about 2.6 to about 3.9 moles silicate per mole of alkali metal oxide. In another embodiment of the present invention the remedial composition will have a pH level ranging from about 10.5 to about 11.9. In another embodiment the water component further comprises from about 0.5% to about 15% dissolved oxygen (O2). In another embodiment of the present invention the remedial composition may be further diluted by adding water to create various solutions comprising about 1 to 300 parts water to 1 part remedial composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Agape Patent Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Hill, Timothy Ross
  • Patent number: 9663539
    Abstract: The invention herein is directed to a process for producing isocyanatoorganosilanes having low color and improved color stability over known isocyanatosilanes involving a neutralizing step in which a carbamatoorganosilane intermediate is neutralized with acid to a pH equal to or greater than 6.0, to the isocyanatosilane produced by said process and to coatings and numerous other industrial applications which are useful in numerous industries containing the isocyanatoorganosilane produced by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Dung-Thi Vu, Frank Dominic Mendicino, Steven Roger Bahr, Lina Zhao, Jeffrey R. Kelby, Vikram Kumar, David Mark Wilcox
  • Patent number: 9585960
    Abstract: Provided herein are use of polymeric excipients, specifically polyvinyl alcohols, optionally in conjunction with sugars, as cryoprotectants to prevent aggregation of PEG-containing particles. Also provided are PEG-containing particles comprising such polymeric excipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ABRAXIS BIOSCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Willard Foss, Rajesh Shinde
  • Patent number: 9080092
    Abstract: A non-toxic deicing/anti-icing fluid includes at least 20% by weight of a freeze point depressant selected from short chain polyols having 3 to 5 carbon atoms. The fluid further includes at least 10% by weight of water, a thickener, a surfactant, and a pH moderator. The fluid meets the requirements of SAE/AMS 1428 or its revisions for a non-Newtonian, Type II, III, or IV aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Satya P. Chauhan, Melissa S. Roshon, William D. Samuels
  • Patent number: 9027635
    Abstract: A device for withdrawing heat energy from air. The device includes a layer of a substantially hydrophobic coating on a heat exchange surface. The coating has a lower surface tension than water, to repel water and prevent the formation of water condensation on the surface. For example, the coating can be a fluoropolymer such as 1,1,2,3,3,3 hexafluoropropene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Wittmer, Joseph Kareh, Theodore D. Ciolkosz, Joseph A. Jarrell
  • Publication number: 20150104571
    Abstract: A composition for inhibiting freeze-sticking of aggregate particles to steel or aluminum comprising about 80 wt. % to 100 wt. % sugar beet molasses containing about 30 wt. % to about 40 wt. % water, based on the total weight of the composition, wherein the composition contains no natural protein additive that is not contained in the sugar beet molasses. In another embodiment, the composition comprises about 30 wt. % to about 70 wt. % sugar beet molasses and about 70 wt. % to about 30 wt. % desugared beet molasses, based on the total weight of sugar beet molasses and desugared sugar beet molasses, said composition containing about 30 wt. % to about 50 wt. % water, based on the total weight of the composition. In another embodiment, the composition comprises about 5 wt. % to about 30 wt. % sugar beet molasses and about 95 wt. % to about 70 wt. % MgCl2 and/or CaCl2, based on the total weight of sugar beet molasses, MgCl2 and/or CaCl2, with about 40 wt. % to about 70 wt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: AKJ INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Cranfill, JR., John C. Cranfill, III
  • Patent number: 8968459
    Abstract: A durable superhydrophobic coating, which coating has the ability to self-heal, similar to the regeneration function observed in biological systems. The coating composition comprises the reaction products of at least one fluorine-containing silane compound (A), at least one hydrolysable compound (B), at least one polysiloxane compound (C), at least one relatively large-sized ceramic particle (I), at least one nano-sized ceramic particle (II) and at least one solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: NEI Corporation
    Inventor: Jiong Liu
  • Patent number: 8951442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the discovery that melanoidins, and higher molecular weight fractions of products containing melanoidins, provide significant corrosive inhibition, which render these melanoidins suitable for use as anticorrosive agents in corrosive environments. In addition to being highly anticorrosive, the melanoidins of the present invention are environmentally friendly and non-toxic, and can be found in animal food and in human foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sears Petroleum & Transport Corporation and Sears Ecological Applications Co.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hartley, David H. Wood
  • Patent number: 8906251
    Abstract: Deicing compositions comprised of glycerol-containing by-products of triglyceride processing processes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MLI Associates, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard Sapienza, Axel Johnson, William Ricks
  • Patent number: 8906460
    Abstract: An improved composition capable of forming a translucent coating on a construction material surface comprising at least: a) photocatalytic titanium dioxide particles having at least a de-NOx activity; b) a silicon based-material in which said particles are dispersed, wherein said silicon based material includes at least one polysiloxane; and c) particles having a de-HNO3 activity selected from calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Cristal USA Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Goodwin, John Stratton, Robert McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20140319408
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to deicer compositions comprising a liquid deicing agent which is as an aqueous solution of a deicing salt and additives that provide reduced corrosiveness with reduced biochemical oxygen demand. Aspects of the disclosure are particularly directed to use of the deicer composition as a liquid deicer or an anti-icer. The deicer composition can further include a solid deicing agent such as sodium chloride, where the liquid deicing agent and additive form a pre-wetting agent when mixed with the solid deicing agent to form a pre-wetted deicer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Scott Koefod
  • Patent number: 8858826
    Abstract: Deicing compositions comprised of hydroxyl-containing organic compounds and/or organic acid salts are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: MLI Associates, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard Sapienza, Axel Johnson, William Ricks
  • Patent number: 8852450
    Abstract: The use of a side stream and residue from the lignocellulose to ethanol process for use in preventing the formation of ice and in melting ice and snow on roadways. The future lignocellulose to ethanol industry will provide a significant proportion of these streams that provide an organic solution that when added to chloride salts of calcium, magnesium and sodium provides an improved environmentally friendly road deicing product with reduced corrosiveness and increased friction. A deicer composition of calcium chloride aqueous solution containing 25-38% by weight calcium chloride mixed up to 50% by volume of hemicellulose hydrolysis side stream can reduce the corrosivity of calcium chloride to 70% less that of a sodium chloride solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Bruce Bradt, Richard Romeo Lehoux, Mark Isaac Schwartz, Demetre Spanos
  • Patent number: 8845923
    Abstract: In some variations, the invention provides a deicer composition comprising alkali acetate, a solvent (such as water) for the alkali acetate, and a corrosion inhibitor comprising lignin or a lignin derivative. The acetate and the lignin or lignin derivative are preferably each derived from the same biomass feedstock. In some embodiments, the alkali is selected from the group consisting of potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and combinations thereof. In some embodiments, the alkali acetate is present in a concentration from about 30 wt % to about 99 wt %. Deicer products may be a crystallized or dried form of the deicer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: API Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Vesa Pylkkanen, Kimberly Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140272435
    Abstract: The present invention describes anti-stick coatings composed of carboxylic acid, carboxylate salt or thiol functionalized siloxanes. The compounds of this invention can be used as coatings on the surface of wind turbine blades, aircraft wings and fuselage, or on the surface of oil and gas platforms, ships, and other vehicles exposed to harsh weather conditions. These functionalized silicones can bond to the surface and create a new hydrophobic and oleophobic surface that is repellent to ice, oil, dirt and insects that may cause loss of efficiency, or impact the operation of the wind turbine, aircraft, ships, or offshore oil and gas platform that are exposed to the elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DESIGNER MOLECULES, INC.
    Inventor: STEPHEN M DERSHEM
  • Publication number: 20140251177
    Abstract: A brine generation system includes a tank unit having a tank body and a divider which separates the tank into an upper portion for holding salt crystals and a lower portion for holding brine. The divider is adapted to resist the movement of salt crystals greater than a predetermined size and to permit the brine solution to pass from the upper portion through the divider to the lower portion by the effect of gravity. The divider includes a sump channel having an opening in communication with the upper portion of the tank unit. The sump channel is adapted to collect non-soluble particles greater than a predetermined size and permit the brine solution in the sump channel to pass therethrough to the lower portion of the tank unit. The sump channel is in communication with a sediment discharge port defined in the tank body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: HENDERSON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary NESHEIM, Clay HILDRETH, Grant NESHEIM, Peter NELLES
  • Patent number: 8808572
    Abstract: Deicing compositions are described for reducing an amount of ice formed on a surface. The deicing compositions may include about 1 wt. % to about 15 wt. % of a salt of citric acid. The compositions may further include about 23 wt. % to about 28 wt. % sodium chloride when the deicing composition forms an aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Envirotech Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua J. Trujillo, Stephen C. Bytnar, Mark Wolfe
  • Patent number: 8790456
    Abstract: Provided are polyhydroxy-diamine compounds of the formula I: or salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, and R3 are as defined herein. The compounds are useful as low additives for paints, coatings and epoxy formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Ian A. Tomlinson, Asghar A. Peera
  • Patent number: 8778216
    Abstract: A slow release anti-icing material for a bituminous pavement and a method of manufacturing the same. The material includes X, Y and Z components. The X component is a chloride of 80-95 parts. The Y component comprises sodium silicate sodium gluconate and zinc dihydrogen phosphate. The Z component is an acrylate polymer obtained from polymerization of an acrylate monomer, as a cross-linking agent, and a hydrogen containing silicone oil. The manufacturing method includes preparing the X component, preparation the Y component, mixing the X component and the Y component evenly, and encapsulating the surface of the mixture of component X and Y by the component Z evenly through polymerization, to produce the slow release anti-icing material for a bituminous pavement. The anti-icing effects are remarkable for the bituminous pavement, and the material has effects of completely preventing the pavement from icing at ?5 to 0° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Haiso Technology Co., Ltd, Hubei Expressway Business Development Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Fan Zhao, Youkui Wang, Chong Duan, Song Liu, Wei Xiong
  • Patent number: 8747692
    Abstract: The invention relates to a combination of compounds for de-icing and/or anti-skid treatment, which combination comprises betaine and at least one other de-icing agent, which has been selected from the group consisting of acetates, formates, urea and combinations thereof. The invention also relates to a method of de-icing and/or anti-skid treatment, wherein a combination of compounds selected from the group consisting of acetates, formats, urea and combinations thereof, are applied to a slippery surface or a surface vulnerable to slipperiness. The invention further relates to the use of betaine for de-icing and/or anti-skid treatment, when betaine is used in combination with at least one other de-icing agent, which has been selected from the group consisting of acetates, formates, urea and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Dupont Nutrition Biosciences ApS
    Inventors: Kirsti Jutila, Hannu Paananen, Ville Alatyppö, Juhani O. Kuusisto
  • Patent number: 8702859
    Abstract: Provided are polyhydroxy-diamine compounds of the formula I: or salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, and R3 are as defined herein. The compounds are useful as low additives for paints, coatings and epoxy formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, ANGUS Chemical Company
    Inventors: Ian A. Tomlinson, Asghar A. Peera
  • Patent number: 8679364
    Abstract: The formulation of the current invention provides better deicing and anti-icing performance than commercial acetate-based deicing solutions. The performance is consistently better in all testing categories including melting, penetration, undercutting, and friction. The corrosiveness is similar to commercial deicers, which may include corrosion inhibitors. Chemical analysis reveals that a potassium acetate solution provided by the invention contains formate and lactate in the prepared deicer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: API Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Vesa Pylkkanen
  • Patent number: 8652349
    Abstract: A residential de-icing apparatus, system and method. The apparatus, system and method include a first saline solution having a salinity in a range of 150-360 ppt, a residential container having a volume in a range of 2-5 gallons, a second saline solution resident in the residential container and having a salinity in a range of 30 ppt-250 ppt, wherein the second saline solution results from a mixing of the first saline solution with a volume of water, and a hand-held output nozzle physically associated with the residential container for dispersing the second saline solution at a rate in a range of 6-12 gallons per ¼ mile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: 4 Leaf Patent Partners, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. McWilliams
  • Patent number: 8647532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the discovery that melanoidins, and higher molecular weight fractions of products containing melanoidins, provide significant corrosive inhibition, which render these melanoidins suitable for use as anticorrosive agents in corrosive environments. In addition to being highly anticorrosive, the melanoidins of the present invention are environmentally friendly and non-toxic, and can be found in animal food and in human foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sears Ecological Applications Co. LLC and Sears Petroleum & Transport Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Hartley, David H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140037968
    Abstract: A coating composition including an alkali metal silicate, a wetting agent, and a hydrophilic antifog agent forms an antifog coating on a substrate. The coating may be applied to the surface of a film from an aqueous dispersion of the ingredients, followed by drying to form a composite film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Chen Zhao, Cornell Chappell, JR.
  • Patent number: 8617711
    Abstract: A single layer film containing at least one anionic hydrophilic group selected from a sulfonic acid group, a carboxyl group and a phosphate group, wherein an anion concentration ratio (Sa/Da) of an anion concentration at a surface (Sa) to an anion concentration at a deep part (Da) is 1.1 or more. The single layer film is a copolymer prepared by polymerizing a composition containing a compound (I) represented by the general formula (1) ([X]s[M1]l[M2]m (1)) and a compound (II) having two or more (meth)acryloyl groups in a molecule at a molar ratio of 15:1 to 1:30 and having a water contact angle of 30° or less. Such a single layer film has high hydrophilicity and surface hardness and is excellent in antifogging property, antifouling property and antistatic property, thus is useful as an antifogging material, an antifouling material, an antistatic material and a multilayer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Koju Okazaki, Ryouichi Seki, Takazou Katou, Masatoshi Takagi
  • Patent number: 8604002
    Abstract: The invention provides an antifreeze glycolipid compounds and composition comprising a polysaccharide moiety of Formula I: wherein D-Manp represents a D-mannopyranose moiety, D-Xylp represents a D-xylopyranose moiety, and n is about 5 to about 70; and one or more lipid moieties covalently linked to the polysaccharide moiety of Formula I or electrostatically associated with the polysaccharide moiety of Formula I. The antifreeze glycolipid compounds and compositions can be used for a variety of industrial, agricultural, medical, and cosmetic applications where recrystallization-inhibition, cyroprotection, or cryopreservation is desired. The antifreeze glycolipid compounds or compositions can be used as, for example, as cryoprotectants for tissue preservation and transplantation, improving the texture of processed frozen food and frozen meats, frostbite protection, crop protection, and green alternatives for land vehicle antifreeze and aircraft de-icing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: University of Notre Dame Du Lac
    Inventors: Kent Walters, John G. Duman, Anthony S. Serianni
  • Patent number: 8562854
    Abstract: A non-toxic deicing/anti-icing fluid includes at least 20% by weight of a freeze point depressant selected from short chain polyols having 3 to 5 carbon atoms. The fluid further includes at least 10% by weight of water, a thickener, a surfactant, and a pH moderator. The fluid meets the requirements of SAE/AMS 1428 or its revisions for a non-Newtonian, Type II, III, or IV aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Satya P. Chauhan, Melissa S. Roshon, William D. Samuels