Contains Fireproofing Or Biocidal Agent Patents (Class 106/15.05)
  • Patent number: 10894381
    Abstract: A method of forming a reusable, non-adhesive protective cover is disclosed which includes extruding first and second layers of a thermoplastic film onto a rotatable cast roll. The first layer has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The second layer is extruded onto the interior surface of the first layer to form a co-extruded laminate. The second layer has an exterior surface exhibiting attachment and release capabilities such that a joint tape can be used to join adjacent sheets of the protective cover together. The co-extruded laminate is then advanced between a nip formed by an embossing roll and a rubber roll whereby the exterior surface of the first layer contacts the embossing roll to form a co-extruded embossed laminate. Lastly, the co-extruded embossed laminate is passed around at least a portion of a chill roll to cool the laminate and form the reusable, co-extruded embossed non-adhesive protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Charter NEX Films, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lee Rothbauer, Gerald James Kolanczyk
  • Patent number: 10849834
    Abstract: A cosmetic gel sheet suitable for a cosmetic field or a medical field is provided. The cosmetic gel sheet of the present invention contains carboxy group-containing water-soluble polymer, polyalcohol, and acid as essential constituent components. Carboxy group-containing polysaccharide can be suitably used as the carboxy group-containing water-soluble polymer. Water content in the gel sheet is 30% by weight, but it is more preferable if the water content is 10% by weight or less. In the cosmetic gel sheet of the present invention, the gel sheet can be manufactured by drying an aqueous solution containing carboxy group-containing water-soluble polymer, polyalcohol, and acid as essential components. Wherein, it is desirable that content of the acid in the aqueous solution is adjusted to a value appropriate for setting pH of the aqueous solution to 2.0-4.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: COSMED PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoko Kondou, Ying-shu Quan, Fumio Kamiyama
  • Patent number: 10815453
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an N,N-dialkyl-N-aliphatic ammonium hydroxycarboxylate salt, a nonionic surfactant and/or anionic surfactant, an quaternary ammonium antimicrobial surfactant and a substantial amount of water. The aqueous cleaning composition commonly has a pH of no more than about 8 and other than an optional fragrance component, the composition is substantially free of volatile organic compounds. The cleaning compositions may also include a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Art Daniels Sutton, Jr., Lisa Ann Flugge-Berendes, Gerald M. Davis, Michael Scott Haas
  • Patent number: 10808204
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an N,N-dialkyl-N-aliphatic ammonium hydroxycarboxylate salt, a nonionic surfactant and/or anionic surfactant and a substantial amount of water. Other than an optional fragrance component, the cleaning composition is substantially free of volatile organic compounds. The cleaning compositions may also include a disinfecting quaternary surfactant and/or a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Flugge-Berendes, Art Daniels Sutton, Jr., Michael Scott Haas
  • Patent number: 10759949
    Abstract: Disclosed are antimicrobial sacrificial floor coatings systems including an antimicrobial sacrificial floor coating composition capable of reducing and/or preventing gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth on floors. Also disclosed is an antimicrobial sacrificial floor coating remover being readily capable of removing the antimicrobial sacrificial floor coating as desired from previously treated flooring surfaces. In certain aspects, the antimicrobial sacrificial floor coatings can include a cationic acrylic polymer; a nonionic wax; and a cationic alkyl biguanide or salt thereof. The antimicrobial sacrificial floor coating may further include a cationic wax that further stabilizes the system during storage, application, and/or post-application to a floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca S. Kaufold, Jason J. Welch, Jamie N. Venable
  • Patent number: 10701932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising dicamba and a drift control agent, wherein the drift control agent comprises at least one fatty alcohol. The present invention further relates to a method for preparing a tank mix and to a method of plant, seed and/or soil treatment. The present invention also relates to the use of at least one fatty alcohol for reducing the wind drift of a composition comprising a pesticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Terrance Cannan, Maarten Staal
  • Patent number: 10364181
    Abstract: An antimicrobial article having a substrate, and a coating on a surface of the substrate. The coating includes a silver-containing alkali silicate. The antimicrobial article has an antimicrobial efficacy of greater than or equal to about 90.0% according to EPA Test Method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy Surfaces as a Sanitizer. The coating may further include at least one of a boron-containing compound and an aluminum-containing compound. A method for forming antimicrobial articles includes coating a substrate with a mixture comprising an alkali silicate; curing the coating at a temperature from greater than or equal to about 300° C. to less than or equal to about 620° C. for a duration of greater than or equal to about 15 minutes to less than or equal to about 120 minutes; and contacting the coating with an antimicrobial medium comprising silver nitrate and an alkali nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Wageesha Senaratne, Ying Wei
  • Patent number: 10364361
    Abstract: An aqueous based coating composition comprising a fatty amine quaternary having the structure of formula (I): R1R2R3R4N+X? wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, aralkyl, or alkenyl groups comprising from 1 to 30 carbon atoms, whereby at least one of R1, R2, R3, and R4 is a C12-C30 group, and X? is an anion from an inorganic or organic acid, is provided. The fatty amine quaternary may contain ethoxy and/or propoxy groups. One or more of R1, R2, R3, and R4 may be substituted and contain one or more hydroxyl substituents or ether linkages. Methods for imparting water resistance to a wood substrate having up to 100% moisture by applying a coating composition having the fatty amine quaternary of formula (I), and for preparing an aqueous coating composition comprising the fatty amine quaternary of formula (I) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Hua Yu, Lingjuan Shen
  • Patent number: 10286627
    Abstract: A reusable, non-adhesive protective cover is disclosed which includes a first layer having an exterior surface designed to contact a structure or object during use and a second layer having an exterior surface designed to be spaced away from the structure or object. Each of the first and second layers are formed from a thermoplastic film and are joined together to form a laminate which is free of polyvinyl chloride. Each of the first and second layers contains at least about 5% of a flame retardant. The first layer has a static coefficient of friction of at least about 0.5. The second layer exhibits attachment and release capabilities such that a joint tape can be used to join adjacent sheets of the reusable, non-adhesive protective cover together and the joint tape can be removed without damaging the reusable, non-adhesive protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Charter NEX Films, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lee Rothbauer, Gerald James Kolanczyk
  • Patent number: 10273323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer comprising (a1) silyl ester group(s) and (a2) quaternary ammonium group(s) and/or quaternary phosphonium group(s), said quaternary ammonium groups and/or quaternary phosphonium groups being neutralised by counter-ions, wherein the counter-ions consist of the conjugate base of an acid having an aliphatic, aromatic, or alkaryl hydrocarbyl group. The invention further relates to a fouling control coating composition comprising said polymer, a method of protecting a man-made structure immersed in water from fouling, and a substrate or structure coated with the fouling control coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Mark Ramsden, Paul Bassarab, Clayton Price
  • Patent number: 10259949
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to corrosion resistant coating compositions, kits and methods of applying the same, for use as fireproofing materials. The corrosion resistant spray applied fire resistant material contains an organic corrosion inhibitors, such as an aldonic acid, benzoic acid, or combinations thereof, to reduce or eliminate corrosion of the underlying substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: United States Mineral Products Company
    Inventors: Robert Paul Kreh, Qinghua Li
  • Patent number: 10252964
    Abstract: The main object of the present invention is to provide a producing method for a 4-isopropyl-3-methylphenol which may be selectively produced, easily refined, and with less odor and coloration. The present invention achieves the object by providing a producing method for a 4-isopropyl-3-methylphenol characterized in that a 4-halogenated-3-methylphenol or a phenol derivative thereof is reacted with an isopropyl metal compound under presence of a catalyst and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OSAKA KASEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Taguchi, Yasushi Yamagami, Noriko Furukawa, Masaru Tobinaga
  • Patent number: 10226550
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to dermal treatment compositions, such as dermal fillers and tissue glues, and injectable compositions that incorporate one or more cationic steroidal antimicrobials (CSAs). The CSAs are incorporated into the dermal treatment compositions to provide effective antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-swelling and/or tissue-healing properties. A treatment composition includes a component formed from a biologically compatible material suitable for injection into and/or application onto tissue at a treatment site. One or more CSA compounds are mixed with the biologically compatible material so that the one or more CSA compounds are incorporated within the composition, forming a reservoir of CSA compounds within the resulting bolus of the treatment composition after injection and/or application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Paul B. Savage, Carl Genberg, Ronald Bracken
  • Patent number: 10188826
    Abstract: A catheter includes a tubular body having an outer surface, and a sleeve disposed on only a portion of the outer surface of the tubular body. The sleeve includes an outer layer overlying an inner layer. The catheter contains a water-soluble, anti-microbial agent in the outer layer of the sleeve. Methods of making the catheter are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Lise-Helene Heroux, Adin M. Potter, Robert Frechette, Manisha M. Dadhania
  • Patent number: 10093811
    Abstract: Disclosed are antimicrobial sacrificial floor coatings systems including an antimicrobial sacrificial floor coating composition capable of reducing and/or preventing gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth on floors. Also disclosed is an antimicrobial sacrificial floor coating remover being readily capable of removing the antimicrobial sacrificial floor coating as desired from previously treated flooring surfaces. In certain aspects, the antimicrobial sacrificial floor coatings can include a nonionic acrylic polymer; a nonionic wax; and a cationic alkyl biguanide or salt thereof. The antimicrobial sacrificial floor coating may further include a cationic wax that further stabilizes the system during storage, application, and/or post-application to a floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SPARTAN CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Rebecca S. Kaufold, Jason J. Welch, Jamie N. Venable
  • Patent number: 10094028
    Abstract: Methods of inhibiting corrosion of metal surfaces by aqueous acids are described. The methods include combining a corrosion inhibiting aqueous emulsion with the aqueous acid solution to form a treatment fluid and contacting the metal surface with the treatment fluid. The corrosion inhibiting aqueous emulsion includes one or more silicone polymers having hydrophilic functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Baireddy Raghava Reddy, Natalie Lynn Pascarella, Tiffany Anne Pinder
  • Patent number: 10085453
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions including a dispersion of solid particles of a substantially insoluble copper compound, and an organic biocide, wherein at least 20% of all particles of the composition have a particle size greater than 25 microns. Also disclosed herein are methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: OSMOSE UTILITIES SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Herdman, Jun Zhang, Thomas Pope, Randy C. Marquardt
  • Patent number: 10081732
    Abstract: A hydrophilic coating system may comprise a second coating disposed on a condensing surface, the second coating comprising a second adhesive agent, a second insolubilizer, a second inorganic compound, and a second antimicrobial agent. The second coating may comprise between 40% and 50% by weight second adhesive agent, between 12% and 16% by weight second insolubilizer, between 30% and 40% by weight second inorganic compound, and between 3% and 4% by weight second antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: John W. Steele, Carol L. Metselaar, Barbara M. Peyton
  • Patent number: 10077366
    Abstract: The present invention provides antifouling coating compositions having excellent long-term storage stability and provides an antifouling coating composition that can maintain the stable dissolution and antifouling performance of a coating film without causing coating film defects such as cracks in seawater for a long term, such that an antifouling coating film having increased environmental safety can be formed. The present invention provides an antifouling coating composition containing: (A) a triorganosilyl ester-containing copolymer obtained from a mixture of (a) a triorganosilyl (meth)acrylate monomer represented by general formula (1): (here, R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; and R2, R3, and R4 are the same or different from each other and each represents a C3-6 alkyl group branched at the ?-position or a phenyl group) and (b) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer copolymerizable with the triorganosilyl (meth)acrylate monomer; and (B) calcium sulfate hydrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nitto Kasei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuki
  • Patent number: 10047228
    Abstract: A waterproof composition can include an acrylate polymer, a surfactant, a carbamate, a biocide, a coalescing agent, a siloxane, and a plasticizer, and, optionally, one or more of a defoamer, a thickener or a ultraviolet stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED GILSONITE LABORATORIES
    Inventor: James Joseph Supinski
  • Patent number: 10010080
    Abstract: This invention is a process for the manufacture of water stable, partially polymerized antimicrobial silanol quaternary ammonium compounds (SQACs) and their trisilanol, polysiloxanol and water soluble polysiloxane derivatives thereof. Partial polymerization is accomplished by allowing the aqueous SQAC product solution to polymerize at conditions that will substantially convert all the chlorosilanol monomer to a copolymer of the SQAC, thus reducing the toxicity of the solution greatly. A stabilizing agent is added either before or after the partial polymerization. The stabilizing agent is selected from a list of antimicrobial, naturally occurring, renewable phytochemical essential oils and extracts that easily form crystal clear microemulsions when water is added to the concentrated SQAC/essential oil mixture. These non-foaming oil in water microemulsions have excellent long term storage stability, are freeze/thaw stable, remain very low in viscosity and do not phase separate or precipitate for many months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Indusco, Ltd.
    Inventor: Dennis Victor Neigel
  • Patent number: 9968093
    Abstract: The innovation herein refers to a formulation of powdered additive for its incorporation in coatings or substrates to repel, reduce and control insects, consisting of at least one active insecticide ingredient, or a combination of two or more active insecticide ingredients with high-performance double microencapsulation, and alternatively with least one reflective and/or photoluminescent, high-luminosity micro-encapsulated pigment, generating a dual insecticide effect, preventing insects from creating immunity to insecticides, which stops mutation, as completely different insecticides are delivered overtime. It is also very effective during night and day, over long period of time (years), with an efficient manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jose Maria Ribot Barroso, Jose Luis Morales Martinez
  • Patent number: 9968094
    Abstract: The innovation herein refers to a formulation of powdered additive for its incorporation in coatings or substrates to repel, reduce and control insects, consisting of at least one active insecticide ingredient, or a combination of two or more active insecticide ingredients with high-performance double microencapsulation, and alternatively with least one reflective and/or photoluminescent, high-luminosity micro-encapsulated pigment, generating a dual insecticide effect, preventing insects from creating immunity to insecticides, which stops mutation, as completely different insecticides are delivered overtime. It is also very effective during night and day, over long period of time (years), with an efficient manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jose Maria Ribot Barroso, Jose Luis Morales Martinez
  • Patent number: 9968095
    Abstract: The innovation herein refers to a formulation of powdered additive for its incorporation in coatings or substrates to repel, reduce and control insects, consisting of at least one active insecticide ingredient, or a combination of two or more active insecticide ingredients with high-performance double microencapsulation, and alternatively with least one reflective and/or photoluminescent, high-luminosity micro-encapsulated pigment, generating a dual insecticide effect, preventing insects from creating immunity to insecticides, which stops mutation, as completely different insecticides are delivered overtime. It is also very effective during night and day, over long period of time (years), with an efficient manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jose Maria Ribot Barroso, Jose Luis Morales Martinez
  • Patent number: 9957396
    Abstract: The presently claimed invention provides a coating composition for an antimicrobial coating, and a method for synthesizing the coating composition. A coating method for deposition of the antibacterial coating is also provided. The antimicrobial coating of the present invention is effective in providing antimicrobial function, easy to be manufactured, stable and durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Ngar Yee Huen, Connie Sau Kuen Kwok, Wah Kit Cheuk
  • Patent number: 9943135
    Abstract: The indoor or outdoor performance action sports product has a series of layers including a breathable, rapid dry, moisture transfer, thermal regulating performance comfort nonwoven insulation material, naturally adapting to temperature changes during active performance combined with a water resistant or waterproof fabric or material or a combination thereof. The performance action sports product may also include a series of layers including a breathable, rapid dry, moisture transfer, antimicrobial, performance nonwoven material wherein the fiber combinations provide extended comfort and performance with adjustable temperature regulation during indoor or outdoor performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SOLID WATER HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Baychar
  • Patent number: 9913477
    Abstract: A small animal repellent wherein an aromatic compound capable of repelling small animals is infused into a salt so that the aromatic compound can be released over an extended period of time such as days or weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander O Johnson, Marilyn Johnson
  • Patent number: 9877493
    Abstract: A producing method of an aging delaying material for fruits or vegetables has steps of: adding and blending a silicon material, with the silicon material having porous structures or layer structures; gradually adding an ethylene reducing material and water or solvent in the silicon material during blending; and gradually removing the water or the solvent during blending until the water or the solvent is partially removed from the silicon material and the ethylene reducing material to form a dry mixing powder which is able to postpone fruits or vegetables becoming over mature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PLASTICS INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
    Inventors: Hsiang-Jung Tseng, Chia-Hsiang Peng, Ming-Hsien Sung
  • Patent number: 9842136
    Abstract: A database management system (DBMS) generates a query execution plan including information indicating one or more database (DB) operations necessary to execute the query. The DBMS dynamically generates a task for executing the DB operation in execution of the query. The DBMS performs a determination processing of simultaneous-task-generation number when newly creating a task. The determination processing of simultaneous-task-generation number is to calculate the number of simultaneous task generation, which is the number of tasks that can be generated simultaneously, based on the number of tasks which can be newly generated, a first memory resource amount which is the amount of memory resources necessary to be allocated per task newly generated, and a second memory resource amount which is the number of memory resources that can be newly allocated. The number of tasks generated dynamically and simultaneously is equal to or smaller than the calculated number of simultaneously generatable tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Seisuke Tokuda, Akira Shimizu, Michiko Yoshida, Nobuo Kawamura, Shinji Fujiwara, Kazuhiko Mogi, Masaru Kitsuregawa, Kazuo Goda
  • Patent number: 9758637
    Abstract: Plasticizer blends comprise a triblend of diethylene glycol dibenzoate, dipropylene glycol dibenzoate, and 1,2-propylene glycol dibenzoate, in specified ratios, useful in combination with a multitude of thermoplastic polymers, thermosetting polymers, and elastomeric polymers and numerous applications, including but not limited to plastisols, adhesives, sealants, caulks, architectural coatings, industrial coatings, OEM coatings, inks, overprint varnishes, polishes, and the like. The advantages rendered by the use of the triblend depend on the type of polymer and application in which it is utilized and include among other advantages higher solvating power and lower processing time, low VOC's, reduced plasticizer freeze point, improved gelation and fusion characteristics, higher tensile strength, superior stain and extraction resistance, and improved rheology over traditional diblends of diethylene glycol dibenzoate and dipropylene glycol dibenzoate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EMERALD KALAMA CHEMICAL, INC.
    Inventors: William D. Arendt, Emily McBride
  • Patent number: 9701818
    Abstract: A producing method for fruit and vegetable fresh packing material has steps of (1) mixing porous granules, material and water, (2) blending the porous granules, material and water until the water is removed to form a dry mixing powder, and (3) mixing the dry mixing powder with plastic matrix material and forming plastic granules. Thus, a bag or a packing material may be produced using the plastic granules by standard plastic producing methods, such that the bag or packing material with an outstanding fruit preservation ability may be produced by a very simple way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Plastics Industry Development Center
    Inventors: Hsiang-Jung Tseng, Chao-Shuan Chang, Ming-Hsien Sung
  • Patent number: 9694388
    Abstract: A process of fabricating the waterproof coating may include selecting a substrate, utilizing a sol-gel comprising a silane or silane derivative and metal oxide precursor to coat the substrate, and optionally coating the substrate with a hydrophobic chemical agent and/or other chemical agents to create a surface with nanoscopic or microscopic features. The process may utilize an all solution process or controlled environment for fabricating self-cleaning and waterproof coating that prevent wetting or staining of a substrate, or may utilize a controlled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
    Inventors: Seamus Curran, Kang-Shyang Liao, Nigel Alley, Amrita Haldar, Alexander Wang, Renat Tatarin
  • Patent number: 9675735
    Abstract: A vascular access product is provided having a component with a plurality of external surfaces. At least one of the surfaces is coated with an antimicrobial treatment, wherein the antimicrobial material comprises a silane quaternary ammonium salt. The silane quaternary ammonium salt may comprise 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride. The vascular access product may be IV administration tubing, a catheter and the associated caps, luers, Y sites, connectors, drip chambers, PICC lines, stopcocks and similar IV components such as needleless IV connectors having valve mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Parasol Medical LLC
    Inventor: Patrick E. Eddy
  • Patent number: 9648852
    Abstract: A system (100) and method (900) of training or modifying the behavior of pets and, in particular, dogs is disclosed and could include using scratch-resistant protector (104, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800) having adhesive (202, 402, 602, 802), additive (302, 404, 502, 604, 702, 704, 804, 806), or both to protect the integrity of door (102). Adhesive (202, 402, 602, 802) could generally provide a securing or coupling relationship between door (102) and protector (104, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800), while additive (302, 404, 502, 604, 702, 704, 804, 806) could provide a material that canines find unpleasant to smell, taste, touch, or scratch. In one embodiment, additive (302, 404, 502, 604, 702, 704, 804, 806) could include an additive that may be reapplied if it wears off or otherwise diminishes in strength, quantity, quality, or overall effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Angela Greiner
  • Patent number: 9616036
    Abstract: A sustained release dosage form comprises an active ingredient blended with a polymeric matrix. At least a portion of the polymeric matrix is formed by a cellulose ether having an onset dissolution temperature of at least 40° C., having anhydroglucose units joined by 1-4 linkages and having methyl groups, hydroxyalkyl groups, and optionally alkyl groups being different from methyl as substituents such that the cellulose ether has an MS (hydroxyalkyl) of 0.05 to 1.00, and hydroxyl groups of anhydroglucose units are substituted with methyl groups such that [s23/s26?0.2*MS(hydroxyalkyl)] is 0.31 or less, wherein s23 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxyl groups in the 2- and 3-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with a methyl group and wherein s26 is the molar fraction of anhydroglucose units wherein only the two hydroxyl groups in the 2- and 6-positions of the anhydroglucose unit are substituted with a methyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Meinolf Brackhagen, Roland Adden, Oliver Petermann, Robert L. Sammler, David E. Wallick
  • Patent number: 9603859
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for increasing the rate of healing of a tissue wound by administering a composition including a therapeutically effective amount of at least one cationic steroid antimicrobial (CSA). Also disclosed herein are methods of promoting wound healing in a subject in need of such promotion, comprising administering a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of at least one CSA. Additionally, disclosed herein are compounds and compositions comprising at least one CSA, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for use in the treatment of a tissue wound. Kits comprising such compositions and instructions on such methods are also contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Carl Genberg, Paul B. Savage
  • Patent number: 9533006
    Abstract: Marine coatings including cationic polymers hydrolyzable to nonfouling zwitterionic polymers, coated marine surfaces, and methods for making and using the marine coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Shaoyi Jiang, Xuewei Xu, Yuting Li, Andrew Keefe, Hong Xue, Shengfu Chen
  • Patent number: 9468207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to insecticide and acaricide paints that inhibit chitin synthesis, regulate insect juvenile hormone and repel arthropods, for controlling endemic diseases, pests and allergens. The paints comprise at least the following compounds (in any combination): 1%-100% water, 0.0001%-20% insecticides, 0.0001%-20% chitin inhibitor, 0.0001%-20% juvenile hormone regulator, 1%-50% polymers, 0%-40% pigments, 0%-60% fillers, 0%-60% natural repellents, and 0.01%-20% stabilizers. The composition of the paints allows the active ingredients to be encapsulated in an aqueous polymer with or without the incorporation of fillers and pigments, and therefore the range of use thereof is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Maria Pilar Mateo Herrero
  • Patent number: 9424963
    Abstract: Premise cables for installation in indoor environments, such as risers and plenums, are described. A premise cable may include an outer jacket and at least one twisted pair of individually insulated conductors positioned within a cable core defined by the jacket. Moisture mitigation material is positioned between an outer surface of the jacket and the twisted pair(s), for example, within the cable core. The moisture mitigation material is configured to absorb water vapor that penetrates the jacket, thereby improving electrical performance of the cable. However, the moisture mitigation material does not provide water blocking for the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Superior Essex Communications LP
    Inventors: Christopher W. McNutt, Wayne Patrick Cheatle
  • Patent number: 9421273
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to silicon-containing fumaric acid esters of the Formulae I-IV. The silicon-containing fumaric acid esters of Formulae I-IV are useful in transplantation medicine and for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and autoimmune-related diseases. (I), (II), (III) & (IV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Biogen MA Inc.
    Inventor: Jianhua Chao
  • Patent number: 9410087
    Abstract: Fire-retardant powder comprising at least 30% by weight of mono ammonium dihydrogen phosphate and/or di-ammonium monohydrogen phosphate, at least 5% by weight of alkaline bicarbonate, at least 3% by weight of silica, and at least 5% by weight of a compound selected from the group consisting of: sodium chloride, potassium chloride, potassium bromide, potassium sulfate, magnesium carbonate hydroxide pentahydrate, magnesium chloride hexahydrate, iron(II) sulfate heptahydrate, zinc (II) chloride, and combinations thereof. The invention also relates to building materials preferably comprising natural fibers and comprising at least 5% by weight, and at most 30% of a powder according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Pascal, Olivier Patat, Magali Riglet
  • Patent number: 9351920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organopolysiloxane graft polymer including an organopolysiloxane segment as a main chain thereof and an unsaturated monomer-derived polymer segment as a side chain thereof, in which a content of the organopolysiloxane segment in the organopolysiloxane graft polymer is not less than 35% by mass and not more than 70% by mass, and the unsaturated monomer-derived polymer segment contains a repeating unit derived from a nonionic unsaturated monomer having a glass transition temperature Tg of 60° C. or higher (except for a repeating unit derived from an unsaturated monomer containing an amino group) in an amount of not less than 40% by mass and not more than 90% by mass, and further contains a repeating unit derived from a cationic unsaturated monomer in an amount of not less than 10% by mass and not more than 60% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chihiro Ohba, Shuichiro Kobaru, Tomoka Maekawa, Satomi Nakazono
  • Patent number: 9322130
    Abstract: Provided are a textile fabric sheet having stain and liquid resistance including (a) a fabric substrate, (b) a first polyurethane coating layer formed on a first surface of the fabric substrate; (c) a second aqueous acrylic coating layer formed on the first coating layer of the polyurethane coating layer; and (d) a third stain-resistant coating layer formed on the second aqueous acrylic coating layer and a method of preparing the same. Thus, a texture characteristic of the fabric substrate itself can be exhibited, and due to the polyurethane coating layer, the aqueous acrylic coating layer and the stain-resistant coating layer stacked in three steps, excellent water resistance, stain resistance and air permeability can be exhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Soon Kie Jung
  • Patent number: 9314030
    Abstract: A wood preservative includes injectable particles comprising one or more sparingly soluble copper salts. The copper-based particles are sufficiently insoluble so as to not be easily removed by leaching but are sufficiently soluble to exhibit toxicity to primary organisms primarily responsible for the decay of the wood. Exemplary particles contain for example copper hydroxide, basic copper carbonate, copper carbonate, basic copper sulfates including particularly tribasic copper sulfate, basic copper nitrates, copper oxychlorides, copper borates, basic copper borates, and mixtures thereof. The particles typically have a size distribution in which at least 50% of particles have a diameter smaller than 0.25 ?m, 0.2 ?m, or 0.15 ?m. At least about 20% and even more than 75% of the weight of the particles may be composed of the substantially crystalline copper salt. Wood or a wood product may be impregnated with copper-based particles of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: H. Wayne Richardson, Robert L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 9249312
    Abstract: Disclosed is an eco-friendly water-based paint composition for interior finishing materials of buildings. The eco-friendly water-based paint composition includes: 3 to 6 wt. % of diatomite for adsorbing harmful materials; 7 to 12 wt. % of titanium dioxide for enhancing a deodorization effect; 0.4 to 1.5 wt. % of antimicrobial agent-containing microcapsules for killing harmful microorganisms derived from an indoor air; 0.1 to 0.5 wt % of preservative for suppressing and preventing propagation of fungi derived from indoor air; 30 to 40 wt. % of an inorganic binder for binding different ingredients of the water-based paint composition so as to form a smooth surface; 3 to 10 wt. % of water for blending different materials for the water-based paint and controlling workability; and residual silica for forming thickness during painting as a base material of the water-based paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Hyeok Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 9034097
    Abstract: A composition for the preparation of a fire protection mortar comprising 45 to 70% by weight of cement binder, 8 to 20% by weight calcite, 8 to 20% by weight mica, 0 to 5% by weight of xonotlite, 0.1 to 20% by weight of expanded perlite, 0.1 to 10% by weight of fibers, 0.01 to 2% by weight of air entrainer and foaming agent, 0.01 to 2% by weight of processing aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Promat Research and Technology Centre NV
    Inventors: Xiao Wu, Ann Opsommer
  • Publication number: 20150122146
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an effect pigment comprising a plate-shaped non-metallic substrate and at least one copper-containing coating, wherein the average particle size D50 of the effect pigment is more than 5 ?m and the copper content of the effect pigment is in a range from 3 to 70 wt.-%, relative to the total weight of the effect pigment. The invention furthermore relates to a method for producing the latter and use of the effect pigment in anti-fouling coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Grüner, Günter Kaupp, Thomas Voit, Dirk Schumacher, Andreas Gipp
  • Patent number: 9022228
    Abstract: A domestic appliance filter for use in a laundry treatment device includes a basic filter material with a hydrophobic coating for filtering out matter from a process water duct or a process air duct. The basic filter material includes a material which is resistant to temperatures of 160° C. or more and the hydrophobic coating on the basic filter material effects a surface energy of less than 35 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Grunert
  • Publication number: 20150096464
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods including hydraulic cement, supplementary cementitious material, and/or self-cementing material. Methods for making the compositions and using the compositions are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Irvin CHEN, Miguel FERNANDEZ, Joshua PATTERSON, Martin DEVENNEY
  • Publication number: 20150093418
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, with an eye swab for cleaning eyes of vertebrate animals, for example dog's eyes, is provided. The eye swab consists of a gel-like putty, wherein the gel-like putty is held together from a reversibly bonded, three-dimensional network formed of at least one natural or synthetic polymer, at least one cross-linking agent and glycerol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Meinrad FLURY, Benjamin Tak Kwong LEE, Wing Shong Thierry CHAN, Chun Ho WONG, Yi Ming GAN