Carbohydrate Or Derivative Containing Patents (Class 106/162.1)
  • Publication number: 20130014661
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the present invention relate to a material comprising particles dispersed in a polymer matrix, wherein the particles include at least one metal and are packed in the polymer matrix with a density of at least 0.6 of the density of the at least one metal. The invention further relates to a shaped charge, an element for forming a liner of a shaped charge, and a kit for assembling a shaped charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: JET PHYSICS LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew LUMLEY
  • Publication number: 20120309853
    Abstract: Compositions comprising compounds having an aldohexose moiety, a highly fluorinated moiety, and a nitrogen-containing functional group linking the moieties together are disclosed. The aldohexose-based fluoroadditives are effective in reducing the surface tension of water and are useful in various surfactant applications. Also disclosed are processes for making aldohexose-based fluoroadditives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: ANILKUMAR RAGHAVANPILLAI, Stefan Reinartz
  • Patent number: 8303701
    Abstract: A novel modified thermoplastic starch is manufactured from a native starch using a polysaccharide produced by the fungus species Ophiostoma ulmi, by growing a culture in a yeast extract medium; adding the native starch; mixing, and harvesting the modified thermoplastic starch. The modified thermoplastic starch may be used in the manufacture of a biodegradable plastic which exhibits low water absorbency and high tensile strength. The plastic may be used to manufacture films or molding products by casting, extrusion, injection, or compression techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Mohini Sain, Robert Jeng
  • Publication number: 20120216706
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to films comprising xyloglucan, processes for preparing films comprising xyloglucan, as well as various uses of said films as for instance packaging material. Specifically, the present invention relates to xyloglucan films having advantageous properties relating to inter alia tensile strength, elastic modulus, and strain-to-failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: KTH HOLDING AB
    Inventors: Jobys Kochumalayil, Sehaqui Houssine, Zhou Qi, Lars Berglund
  • Publication number: 20120214230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fast a simple coating procedure for coating of cell culture and/or handling surfaces to prevent cell adhesion and growth. The invention relates to a cell culture/handling product coated with phenyl dextran, as well as methods of producing and using it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Cecilia Anneren, Gunnar Glad, Christine Sund Lundstrom
  • Patent number: 8226846
    Abstract: A de-icing and anti-icing composition in the form of an aqueous solution which includes sugars, and an inorganic freezing point depressant in the form of a chloride salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignees: Sears Petroleum & Transport Corporation, Sears Ecological Applications Co., LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Hartley, David H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20120180698
    Abstract: Cement compositions comprising carboxylated inulin and methods of using the same to cement a workspace. In one embodiment, a method of cementing includes providing a cement composition comprising a carboxylated inulin, for example, in a subterranean formation. The method further includes allowing the cement composition to set. In some embodiments, the cement composition has a thickening time of from about 2 hours to about 11 hours. In other embodiments, the cement composition has a viscosity that is about constant for a period of time after the cement composition is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Ashok K. Santra, B. Raghava Reddy, D. Chad Brenneis
  • Publication number: 20120177918
    Abstract: Described herein is the synthesis of adhesive from simple adhesive coacervates and their uses thereof. The adhesives are produced by (a) preparing a solution comprising (1) a polyelectrolyte, wherein the polyelectrolyte comprises a polyanion or polycation but not a combination thereof, the polyeletrolyte comprises at least one crosslinking group, and (2) a sufficient amount of a complimentary counterion to produce a simple adhesive coacervate; and (b) crosslinking the simple adhesive coacervate to produce the adhesive. The adhesives have numerous medical and non-medical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Russell J. STEWART
  • Patent number: 8197589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a (1?3)-?-D-glucan as an emulsion stabilizer. The present invention further relates to emulsions comprising a (1?3)-?-D-glucan in an amount of 0.01 to 10 wt. %, based on the total weight of the emulsion. The present invention also relates to bitumen binder compositions comprising a (1?3)-?-D-glucan in an amount of 0.005 to less than 0.1 wt. %, based on the total weight of the bitumen binder composition. The present invention further relates to emulsions comprising a novel biodegradable emulsifying agent, in particular in combination with a (1?3)-?-D-glucan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Latexfalt, B.V.
    Inventors: Bert Jan Lommerts, Quirinus Adrianus Nederpel, Doetze Jakob Sikkema, Joris Wilhelmus Peeters
  • Patent number: 8187659
    Abstract: A flavored, lubricating solution is applied to a solid medicament by spray, dipping, or otherwise coating the medicament. This liquid coating masks the often objectionable taste of the medicament while lubricating it, and thus significantly improving the ability to swallow the medicament. The improvement to the swallowing process is dramatically enhanced with significant reduction in gag reflex, general un-palatability and inability to move the dosage form completely through the mouth, palate, and esophagus to the stomach without sticking or lodging at any point in the process. The solution is a mixture of viscosity-adhesion-lubricity ingredients which includes polyols and polysaccharides, preservative agents, flavoring agents (to improve the palatability of the solution) and optional dispensing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Jerry Robertson Real Estate LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Robertson
  • Publication number: 20120121459
    Abstract: This invention relates to an aqueous polymer composition and to films formed from this aqueous composition. The aqueous composition may be used in a method for removing contaminate material from a substrate. The aqueous polymer composition may comprise: water; and at least one water-soluble film forming polymer. In one embodiment, the aqueous composition may further comprise at least one chelating agent and/or at least one surfactant. The aqueous polymer composition may be applied to a contaminated substrate or to a clean substrate which is subjected to subsequent contamination. The aqueous composition may be dehydrated and/or the polymer may be crosslinked to form a film. When applied to a contaminated substrate, the film may combine with the contaminates. When applied to a clean substrate, the contaminate material may subsequently contact and adhere to the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Garry Edgington, Shaosheng Dong, Ge Ming Lui, Hank Wuh, Stephen L. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20120114943
    Abstract: Crosslinking systems suitable for use in a polymer melt composition wherein the polymer melt composition comprises a hydroxyl polymer; polymeric structures made from such polymer melt compositions; and processes/methods related thereto are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen Wayne Heinzman, Linda Evers Smith, Gregory Charles Gordon, Larry Neil Mackey, John Gerhard Michael, Mark Ryan Richards
  • Publication number: 20120111229
    Abstract: A tissue filling, repair, sealing, or bonding substance comprising at least three components, at least two of which upon coming into fluid communication with each other react and change the chemical, structural or other properties of the substance so as to bond to adjacent native or implanted tissue. The composition is further defined as comprising a first component of a curable substance, a second component of a suitable curing agent, and a third component of an encapsulant capable of forming a barrier between the first two components and physically arranged to form an encapsulated dispersion of the form interior phase (linking agent), exterior phase (encapsulant), and continuous phase (curable substance). The encapsulant is further defined as having limited solubility in the curable substance and the curing agent and having a melting temperature between 10° C.-50° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Darren Edward Nolen, Jennifer Lynne Nolen
  • Publication number: 20120102620
    Abstract: Elastomeric film-like products such as natural latex gloves are coated with novel lubricity compositions and compositions which protect the skin of the wearer from certain undesirable medical conditions. In powder-coated gloves, the coating composition comprises rice starch, and optionally USP-grade colloidal oatmeal in pharmaceutically accepted concentration. In powder-free gloves, the coating composition comprises colloidal oatmeal enhanced water or beta glucan solution, optionally in combination with one or more other starch components. Colloidal oatmeal enhanced water, and methods of making the colloidal oatmeal enhanced water are also disclosed. In addition, beta glucan solution, and methods of making the beta glucan solution are also disclosed. A liquid referred to herein as Polycoat may also be made by mixing colloidal oatmeal enhanced water with beta glucan solution, and the resulting liquid may be applied to elastomeric articles such as gloves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: THE IDEA FOLDER, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Neuser, Larry M. Olson, Daniel W. Olson
  • Patent number: 8157961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition that, when applied to paper substrate, creates a substrate, preferably suitable for inkjet printing, having increased print density, print sharpness, low HST, and/or image dry time, the substrate preferably having high brightness and reduced color-to-color bleed as well. In addition, the present invention relates to a method of reducing the HST of a paper substrate by applying the sizing composition to at least one surface thereof. Further, the application relates to methods of making and using the sizing composition, as well as methods of making and using the paper containing the sizing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Jay C. Song, Sen Yang, Yan C. Huang, Kapil M. Singh, Michael F. Koenig, David B. Shelmidine
  • Patent number: 8142563
    Abstract: A stable aqueous soy flour slurry comprising defatted soy flour, water, and a water soluble polymer dispersing agent having a molecular weight in the range of from 1,000 to 20,000, wherein the viscosity of the slurry is in the range from 200 to 2,000 cps as measured by a DV-III Ultra LV Viscometer viscometer at 6 rpm using spindle #31 at 25° C.; and a method for providing such a slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Michael DeWayne Kelly, Joseph Manna
  • Publication number: 20120065275
    Abstract: An aqueous composition characterized in that it comprises one or more anionic polysaccharides suspended in an aqueous dispersion of one or more hydrocolloids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: CARGILL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anges Bernard Makoundou, Dogan Sahin Sivasligil
  • Publication number: 20120040093
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various building materials used in the building and construction industry, and to buildings or objects constructed therefrom, and to methods of making these building materials. The building materials comprise a polymeric material, such as sodium alginate and/or calcium alginate which confers significant flame-, fire- and heat-resistance or imperviousness to the materials. Other substances can be added to the materials to improve cross-linking and/or to produce resistance to fungal degradation. The building materials which can be produced, processed, or treated using the alginate polymers of the invention include, but are not limited to, wood products; masonry products; wall, roofing, flooring and siding products; and paint products. Further, sodium alginate in the form of a gel may be used as a firebreak to effectively stop the advance of grass fires, wildfires, and forest fires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Tamarisk Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Daniel R. DeBrouse
  • Patent number: 8075965
    Abstract: Elastomeric film-like products such as natural latex gloves are coated with novel lubricity compositions and compositions which protect the skin of the wearer from certain undesirable medical conditions. In powder-coated gloves, the coating composition comprises rice starch, and optionally USP-grade colloidal oatmeal in pharmaceutically accepted concentration. In powder-free gloves, the coating composition comprises colloidal oatmeal enhanced water or beta glucan solution, optionally in combination with one or more other starch components. Colloidal oatmeal enhanced water, and methods of making the colloidal oatmeal enhanced water are also disclosed. In addition, beta glucan solution, and methods of making the beta glucan solution are also disclosed. A liquid referred to herein as Polycoat may also be made by mixing colloidal oatmeal enhanced water with beta glucan solution, and the resulting liquid may be applied to elastomeric articles such as gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: The Idea Folder, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Neuser, Larry M. Olson, Daniel W. Olson
  • Publication number: 20110290148
    Abstract: This invention relates the use of corn steep liquor, in liquid form, as a pellet binder for mineral rock fines. The use of Corn Steep Liquor as a binder provides a durable, abrasion resistant pellet that can withstand rough handling without crumbling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Bill Major, Denis Major
  • Publication number: 20110283918
    Abstract: The invention concerns lake compositions based on natural macromolecules (gelatin, chitosan, pectine etc.) with possible additions of vinyl polymers, metal-alcoxides etc., characterized by a barrier effect modulated in situ, in particular as a function of the relative humidity in the exterior ambient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Stefano Farris, Luciano Piergiovanni, Giovanni Ronchi, Roberto Rocca, Laura Introzzi
  • Publication number: 20110287060
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated product comprising a core and a hard coating surrounding the core, wherein the hard coating is composed of at least one coating layer, which comprises erythritol and one or more crystallization modifiers, a process for preparing such a coated product, and the use of the crystallization modifiers for controlling the crystallization of an erythritol-based hard coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Michel Henri Andre Gonze, Ronny Leontina Marcel Vercauteren
  • Publication number: 20110270207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to rhamnolipid-based formulations to clean, disinfect, deodorize, and act as an antimicrobial and antifungal agent for living and working environments. In addition, the present invention relates to the use of rhamnolipids to create a bio-film when applied to a surface, which prevents the growth of bacteria and fungus. This technique is especially useful to create clean surface areas for medical procedures, chemical testing, during food preparation, as well as for daycare centers and hospitals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Keith DeSanto
  • Patent number: 7993484
    Abstract: Two-component assembly adhesives with high early tack, with component A containing 0.5 to 50% of polysaccharides, water, and water-soluble salt, and component B containing water, water-soluble salt, and polysaccharides, the adhesive also containing a water-soluble, water-dispersible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Henekl AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Friedhelm Koepnick, Martin Majolo, Horst Beck
  • Patent number: 7988783
    Abstract: The invention relates to an additive for hydraulically setting systems based on modified polycarboxylates and water-soluble ethers of high polymeric polysaccharides, optionally containing further standard additives, characterized by a content of a) a water-soluble ether of cellulose or a cellulose-like compound with a viscosity of at least approximately 1,000 mPas, particularly at least approximately 2,000 mPas, measured as a 2% aqueous solution with a Brookfield viscosimeter at 20° C. and 20 rpm and b) a polycarboxylate, whose main chain is linked by means of ester, ether, imide and/or amide groups with polyethylene oxide-containing side chains. The invention also relates to hydraulic mixtures having a content of the above additive and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Hanspeter Waser, Erwin Buhler, Robert Koelliker
  • Publication number: 20110180760
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hot melt adhesive, comprising at least one polysaccharide ester gained by a reaction of a polysaccharide with an imidazolide in melted imidazole. The invention relates, further, to a process for producing the hot melt adhesive, in which imidazole is melted, and an acid chloride and/or an acid anhydride and/or a lactone is reacted in and with the melted imidazole to form an imidazolide, whereby at least one polysaccharide is added to the melted imidazole, whereby the polysaccharide is reacted with the imidazolide to form a polysaccharide ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Bernd Grünler, Andreas Heft, Marion Homuth, Thomas Heinze, Tim Liebert
  • Publication number: 20110159221
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing inorganic hollow yarns, such as cermets, oxide-non oxide composites, poorly sinterable non-oxides, and the like, at low costs. The method includes preparing a composition comprising a self-propagating high temperature reactant, a polymer and a dispersant, wet-spinning the composition through a spinneret to form wet-spun yarns, washing and drying the wet-spun yarns to form polymer-self propagating high temperature reactant hollow yarns, and heat-treating the polymer-self propagating high temperature reactant hollow yarns to remove a polymeric component from the polymer-self propagating high temperature reactant hollow yarns while inducing self-propagating high temperature reaction of the self-propagating high temperature reactant to form inorganic hollow yarns. The composition comprises 45˜60 wt % of the self-propagating high temperature reactant, 6˜17 wt % of the polymer, 0.1˜4 wt % of the dispersant, and the balance of an organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Churl-Hee CHO, Do-Kyung KIM, Jeong-Gu YEO, Young-Soo Ahn, Dong-Kook KIM, Hong-Soo KIM
  • Patent number: 7931778
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to lecithin containing starch compositions. The disclosure also relates to processes for preparing the lecithin-containing starch compositions. Further, the disclosure relates to uses of the lecithin-containing compositions in the preparation of paper products that have oil and grease resistant properties, and/or have release properties. Further, the disclosure relates to paper products that include lecithin-containing compositions and to paper products resulting from the processes herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ki-Oh Hwang, Jagannadh V. Satyavolu, Kevin Ray Anderson, James Donald Steinke
  • Publication number: 20110086567
    Abstract: An aqueous binder composition is provided that includes a carbohydrate and a crosslinking agent. In exemplary embodiments, the carbohydrate-based binder composition may also include a catalyst, a coupling agent, a process aid, a crosslinking density enhancer, an extender, a moisture resistant agent, a dedusting oil, a colorant, a corrosion inhibitor, a surfactant, a pH adjuster, and combinations thereof. The carbohydrate may be natural in origin and derived from renewable resources. Additionally, the carbohydrate polymer may have a dextrose equivalent (DE) number from 2 to 20. In at least one exemplary embodiment, the carbohydrate is a water-soluble polysaccharide such as dextrin or maltodextrin and the crosslinking agent is citric acid. Advantageously, the carbohydrates have a low viscosity and cure at moderate temperatures. The environmentally friendly, formaldehyde-free binder may be used in the formation of insulation materials and non-woven chopped strand mats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher M. Hawkins, Jesus M. Hernandez-Torres, Liang Chen
  • Publication number: 20110064918
    Abstract: A novel sizing-adhesive composition for corrugating characterised in that it comprises at least one low molecular weight, water soluble polymer such as a maltodextrin, corrugating boards prepared therewith and methods of producing them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Freddy Johannes Martina ANDRIESSEN, Leonard JANNUSCH, Peter OBRADOVIC-SANDMANN
  • Patent number: 7888412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes utilizing ionic liquids for the dissolution of various polymers and/or copolymers, the formation of resins and blends, and the reconstitution of polymer and/or copolymer solutions, and the dissolution and blending of “functional additives” and/or various polymers and/or copolymers to form advanced composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama
    Inventors: John D. Holbrey, Richard P. Swatloski, Ji Chen, Dan Daly, Robin D. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20110033702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition in the form of a physical gel for glass strands which comprises (as % by weight): 0.1 to 5% of at least one texturing agent chosen from xanthans, guars and succinoglycans 2 to 8% of at least one film-forming agent 0.1 to 8% of at least one compound chosen from the group consisting of plasticizing agents, surface-active agents and dispersing agents 0.1 to 4% of at least one coupling agent 0 to 6% of at least one additive. Another subject-matter of the present invention is the glass strands coated with the abovementioned sizing composition and the composite materials comprising an organic or inorganic material reinforced with the said glass strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN TECHNICAL FABRICS EUROPE
    Inventors: Dominique Serrughetti, Jean-Baptiste Denis, Patrick Moireau
  • Patent number: 7879440
    Abstract: A polylactic acid resin film or sheet which can be satisfactorily and stably formed and has excellent matte properties. It is a single-layer matte film or sheet which comprises a polylactic acid resin composition containing a particulate substance and at least one side of which has a surface gloss as measured in accordance with ASTM-D2457-70 (45° gloss) of 60% or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Life & Living Corporation
    Inventors: Michihiro Yatsuzuka, Masayuki Sukigara, Mitsuyoshi Itada
  • Publication number: 20110015759
    Abstract: A method of in-situ adhering including providing pre-gel including phenolic compound and water miscible polymers like carbohydrates, salts of anionic polysaccharide, spreading layer of pre-gel onto a surface, adding solid support, comprising cross linking agents capable of interacting with the polymer, to pre-gel, and allowing pre-gel to cure and adhere onto surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: TECHNION-RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD
    Inventors: Havazelet Bianco-Peled, Ohad Kimhi
  • Patent number: 7863439
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cellulose ester in which heat resistance under wet condition is compatible with both releasability and spinnability even when the amount of the residual solvent is small in a casting process. The cellulose ester fulfills the following formula: 0.5<(B)/(A)<1.5 wherein (A) and (B) represent the total amount (in terms of molar amount) of residual sulfuric acid in 1 gram of the cellulose ester and the total amount (in terms of molar amount) of calcium contained in 1 gram of the cellulose ester, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Ozaki, Toru Shibata, Shu Shimamoto
  • Publication number: 20100304163
    Abstract: A hydrophilic coating can be applied to virtually any surface to produce a long-lasting, durable antifog effect. The coating includes a molecular-level blend of hydrophilic polymers. The coating can be assembled using a layer-by-layer assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nuerxiati Nueraji, Albert J. Swiston, Michael F. Rubner, Robert E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 7842164
    Abstract: Paper is made by providing an anionic aqueous emulsion of a size, usually a reactive anhydride size, and mixing it into a cellulosic suspension prior to drainage of the suspension to form a sheet which is then dried to provide paper (including paper board). The emulsion is preferably stabilised wholly or mainly by 0.5 to 30 parts by weight (per part by weight size) of water soluble, anionic, polymeric stabiliser, which is preferably anionic starch. Alternatively, the emulsion may be added to the cellulosic suspension while it is anionic, before mixing retention into it. The emulsion may be added to the cellulosic suspension after cationic retention aid has been added to it, the emulsion being added with, before or after mixing anionic microparticulate material or other anionic bridging aid, prior to drainage of the suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Amcol International Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmed Atef Rasheed, John Graham Langley
  • Publication number: 20100252194
    Abstract: Compositions, methods, apparatuses, kits, and combinations are described for permanently or temporarily re-designing, decorating, and/or re-coloring a surface. The compositions useful in the present disclosure include a décor product that is formulated to be applied and affixed to a surface. If desired, the décor product may be substantially removed from the surface before being affixed thereto. If a user desires to remove the décor product, the décor product is formulated to be removed by a number of methods including, for example, vacuuming, wet extraction, chemical application, and the like. If the user desires to affix the décor product to the surface in a permanent or semi-permanent manner, the décor product may be affixed to the surface by applying energy thereto in the form of, for example, heat, pressure, emitted waves, an emitted electrical field, a magnetic field, and/or a chemical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: James F. Kimball, Ketan N. Shah, Eric J. Minor, Marcia L. Santaga
  • Publication number: 20100244332
    Abstract: A method for forming a nano/microstructure includes applying a release coating having a transition temperature to a mold, the release coating promoting adhesion thereto at temperatures below the transition temperature and release at temperatures above the transition temperature. A cast material is adhered to the release coating at a first temperature below the transition temperature and released from the mold by exposing the release coating to a second temperature greater than the transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Ricky K. Soong
  • Publication number: 20100234490
    Abstract: Additives for application in construction chemistry are proposed comprising an organic and/or inorganic core component A) with rheology-enhancing properties and a shell component B) applied to the same by virtue of physical and/or chemical interactions which acts as a coating. Component A) should be a of water-soluble and/or water-swellable and/or water-absorbable compound of the non-cellulose type with viscosity-enhancing properties in the final application. The shell component B) should preferably be a film-forming polymer which is able to release component A) during the application in construction chemistry in a retarded manner such as for example polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl acetate and polyethylene glycol. Component B) can be composed of several layers and comprises at least one reactive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Gäberlein, Michael Schinabeck, Stefan Friefrich, Uwe Holland, Michael Eberwein, Patrick Weiss, Manfred Schuhbeck
  • Publication number: 20100229281
    Abstract: Elastomeric film-like products such as natural latex gloves are coated with novel lubricity compositions and compositions which protect the skin of the wearer from certain undesirable medical conditions. In powder-coated gloves, the coating composition comprises rice starch, and optionally USP-grade colloidal oatmeal in pharmaceutically accepted concentration. In powder-free gloves, the coating composition comprises colloidal oatmeal enhanced water or beta glucan solution, optionally in combination with one or more other starch components. Colloidal oatmeal enhanced water, and methods of making the colloidal oatmeal enhanced water are also disclosed. In addition, beta glucan solution, and methods of making the beta glucan solution are also disclosed. A liquid referred to herein as Polycoat may also be made by mixing colloidal oatmeal enhanced water with beta glucan solution, and the resulting liquid may be applied to elastomeric articles such as gloves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: THE IDEA FOLDER, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Neuser, Larry M. Olson, Daniel W. Olson
  • Publication number: 20100203124
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a kappa-2 carrageenan composition comprising: (i) kappa-2 carrageenan, (ii) at least 70% sodium by weight of all cations in the composition; and (iii) free salt present in an amount of 0-25% by weight of the composition; wherein the composition has a viscosity of 20 cps to 40 cps. The present invention is also directed to products made from such kappa-2 carrageenan composition, as well as to processes of manufacture and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: FMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: James J. Modliszewski, Robert Kopesky, Christopher J. Sewall
  • Publication number: 20100175586
    Abstract: A biodegradable plastic plastic material comprising a natural thermoplastic material is described, which, before moulding, is blended with one or more plasticisers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Madrisano Catinari
  • Publication number: 20100092686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a coating material as well as the use of the coating material. In order to provide a method for producing a novel coating material with which scratchproof coatings can be fabricated and which may also be used as coating powder, it is proposed within the scope of the invention that one or more organic molecules, oligomers or polymers comprising at least one functional group react with one or more silanes comprising at least one functional organic group on an organic side chain to form a covalent bond between the organic molecule, oligomer or polymer and the silane, thus resulting in a high-molecular-weight silane which can be cured directly by means of a catalyst. Surprisingly, it has been found that by reacting organically functionalized silanes, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Nora Laryea, Carolin Thurn, Stefan Sepeur
  • Patent number: 7678187
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising an aqueous solution of 0.1-20 wt. % of a poly(amine) and 0.1 to 50 wt. % of a carboxylated carbohydrate having an average molecular weight of at least 100,000 D and a degree of carboxyl substitution of at least 5%, which carboxylated carbohydrate has been obtained by subjecting a corresponding original carbohydrate to an oxidation treatment whereby carboxyl and aldehyde groups are obtained by oxidation of hydroxyl groups of the original carbohydrate, after which the oxidised carbohydrate so obtained is contacted with a reducing agent whereby at least part of the aldehyde groups that were obtained in the oxidation treatment are reduced to hydroxymethyl groups, whereby the carboxylated carbohydrate comprises at least part of the reducing agent and/or its reaction product(s), and wherein the carboxylated carbohydrate forms a complex with the poly(amine).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Arjen Boersma, Theodoor M. Slaghek, Jan J. de Vlieger
  • Publication number: 20100047600
    Abstract: A UV-curable coating agent contains a water-absorptive filler having mean particle size of 0.4 ?m or less and maximum particle size of 4 ?m or less, and viscosity of the coating agent is 30 Pa·s or less. The coating agent is applied on a surface of the base material to form an ink-receiving layer. In order to manufacture the coating agent, after the water-absorptive filler is added to UV-curable monomer, the water-absorptive filler is subjected to wet-grinding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Fumioki Fukatsu, Yoshinori Machida
  • Publication number: 20100022437
    Abstract: Agglomerating carrier materials in the presence of a granulation liquid with a carbohydrate content and subsequent incorporation of a liquid, such as a perfume oil, yields fluid-containing particles that, even at an elevated liquid loading, exhibit very good powder properties and reliably retain the incorporated liquid even in aggressive solid matrices. These fluid-containing particles may be used, for example, for fragrancing purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rene-Andres Artiga-Gonzalez, Hubert Harth, Stefan Hammelstein, Konstanze Mayer, Mario Sturm, Karl-Heinz Scheffler
  • Publication number: 20100021985
    Abstract: A method of producing at least one of microscopic and submicroscopic particles includes providing a template that has a plurality of discrete surface portions, each discrete surface portion having a surface geometry selected to impart a desired geometrical property to a particle while being produced; depositing a constituent material of the at least one of microscopic and submicroscopic particles being produced onto the plurality of discrete surface portions of the template to form at least portions of the particles; separating the at least one of microscopic and submicroscopic particles comprising the constituent material from the template into a fluid material, the particles being separate from each other at respective discrete surface portions of the template; and processing the template for subsequent use in producing additional at least one of microscopic and submicroscopic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Thomas G. Mason
  • Publication number: 20090280323
    Abstract: A laminating composition for producing an adhesive tape having a sheetlike carrier, having at least a polysaccharide component and a surfactant component, and the adhesive tape produced and having carrier sheets colaminated by the laminating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: tesa SE
    Inventors: Christian Harder, Annemarie Muller, Gerhard Bir
  • Patent number: 7611860
    Abstract: The present invention provides an indicator for the in-situ detection of the presence of a lysozyme or a microbe producing lysozyme at a location. The indicator comprises a layer (8) which is susceptible to degradation by lysozyme and a signaling layer (7) which is adapted to produce a detectable signal which indicates the presence of the lysozyme or the microbe producing lysozyme which is located at substantially the same location as the lysozyme or microbe. In use, the signaling layer is at least initially protected from contact with the lysozyme or microbe which is located at substantially the same location as the lysozyme or microbe by the degradable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Cambridge Meditech Limited
    Inventors: Drew M Ferguson, Guy D. Milan, Crawford S. Dow, Uthaya Swoboda