With Element Or Inorganic Compound Except Water Patents (Class 106/217.9)
  • Patent number: 10195120
    Abstract: The invention relates to a curable dental retraction composition comprising alginate and a solvent, with the proviso that essentially no crosslinker in an amount effective to start setting of the curable dental retraction composition is present. The invention also relates to a container containing said composition and to a kit comprising two parts, wherein the first part comprises the curable dental retraction composition of the present invention and the second part comprises a crosslinker being able to start setting of the dental retraction composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ruediger Hampe, Thomas Klettke, Andreas R. Maurer, Christoph Schulte
  • Patent number: 9034952
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 8979994
    Abstract: An un-reacted substantially formaldehyde free curable binder solution for binding loose matter consists essentially of a solution obtainable by dissolving a reducing sugar, an ammonium salt acid precursor, optionally a carboxylic acid or a precursor thereof and optionally ammonia in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation SPRL
    Inventors: Carl Hampson, Gert Mueller, Charles Appley
  • Publication number: 20150053114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-soluble pre-reacted binder composition, a method of its manufacture, a use of said pre-reacted binder composition, a method of manufacturing a collection of matter bound by a polymeric binder, a binder solution or dispersion comprising said pre-reacted binder composition, as well as products comprising the pre-reacted binder composition in a cured state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KNAUF INSULATION
    Inventors: Carl Hampson, Benedicte Pacorel, Roger Jackson
  • Patent number: 8940089
    Abstract: An un-reacted substantially formaldehyde free curable binder solution for binding loose matter consists essentially of a solution obtainable by dissolving a reducing sugar, an ammonium salt acid precursor, optionally a carboxylic acid or a precursor thereof and optionally ammonia in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation SPRL
    Inventors: Carl Hampson, Gert Mueller, Charles Appley
  • Patent number: 8936676
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid solution containing soluble salts of coloring metals—particularly manganese and ferric iron along with a sugar source and fulvic and/or humic acid can be readily applied to galvanized metal surfaces impart a natural color tone to such surfaces. In this manner the visibility manmade structures like fences and guardrails is quickly and easily reduced and readily blended into the natural background. The liquid solution can be readily sprayed on galvanized surfaces. When the ambient temperature is warm natural color will develop two-three weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Foster-Gardner, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Foster, Thomas T. Yamashita, Brian M. Hardin
  • Publication number: 20140364029
    Abstract: Fibrous insulation products have an aqueous binder composition 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 deducting 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: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher M. Hawkins, Jesus Manuel Hernandez-Torres, Liang Chen, Edward Alan Martine, Jacob Chacko
  • Publication number: 20140360403
    Abstract: A method for producing organic-inorganic composite materials includes at least one biomineralising protein and/or polypeptide-encoding recombinant polynucleotide being introduced into at least one host cell, preferably from the class of slime moulds, and the expressed protein and/or polypeptide influencing the formation of inorganic particles in an extracellular matrix of the host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ingrid Weiss, Eva Weber, Magdalena Eder, Eduard Arzt, Andreas Simon Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140349850
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coated dehydrated microorganisms comprising a dehydrated microorganism surrounded by at least one coating, said coating comprising by dry weight at least 25% of hygroscopic salt(s) and wherein the pH of the coating is compatible with viability of the coated dehydrated microorganism. The coating can be partially crystalline, the salt(s) in the coating having preferably a crystallinity degree of up to 60% once applied onto the dehydrated microorganism. The present invention also relates to liquid coating compositions, methods for coating and protecting a dehydrated microorganism. Finally, the present invention relates to a method for the preparation of food products, feed products, consumer healthcare products or agri-products as well as to a food product, feed product, a consumer healthcare product or an agri-product containing such coated dehydrated microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Isabelle Mazeaud, Kathryn Tse, Jean-Philippe Obert, Claudette Berger, Geoffrey Babin, Patrick Chaigneau, Hans Hedegaard Jensen, Erwan Henri
  • Publication number: 20140315459
    Abstract: Inclusion of a needle structured clay or the plate structured clay sodium montmorillonite in a chitosan film was found to reduce shrinkage of the film. The clay is processed into a substantially dispersed form. Laminates fabricated from this chitosan film including dispersed clay can be used in make a variety of finished articles that can be used to provide protection from hazardous chemical and biological agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20140308453
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNS MANVILLE
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Publication number: 20140261089
    Abstract: An agglomerate is provided that can include an aluminosilicate (ash) base material and one or more of a binding agent or leach reduction agent. Each of the agglomerate and binding agent can include no more than about 25 wt. % cement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ramon E. Bisque, Kenneth E. Baldrey, Robin M. Stewart, George Rouse, Natalie Caro
  • Publication number: 20140228198
    Abstract: A pressure casting slip for producing a refractory ceramic for use as a heat shield, e.g. in the hot gas path of gas turbine units, includes a particulate mixture of at least two materials having different coefficients of thermal expansion and also organic and/or inorganic binders and floating agents. The particulate mixture has a multimodal particle size distribution divided into 10-20 percent by weight of coarse particles in the size range 1-5 mm in diameter, 10-20 percent by weight of medium particles in the size range 0.5-1 mm in diameter and 60-80 percent by weight of fine particles in the size range up to 0.5 mm in diameter which together make up 100 percent by weight of the particle mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christos Aneziris, Nora Gerlach, Holger Grote, Uwe Klippel, Friederike Lange, Stefan Schafföner, Harm Speicher
  • Patent number: 8790494
    Abstract: The invention provides a three layered reprographic paper having improved strength, stiffness and curl resistance properties, and a method for making same. The paper has a central core layer made largely of cellulose and bulked with a bulking agent such as a diamide salt. A starch-based metered size press coating is pressed on both sides of the core layer, wherein the starch has a high solid content. The coating forms a three layered paper having an I-beam arrangement with high strength outer layers surrounding a low density core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Agne Swerin, Jay C. Song, Ladislav Bednarik, Peter F. Lee, Michael C. Herman, Sen Yang
  • Publication number: 20140165877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing self-binding pigment particles from an aqueous mineral pigment material suspension having a solid content of 45 to 80 wt.-%, based on the total weight of the suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Matthias Buri, Samuel Rentsch, Julie Bridy (Meuwly)
  • Publication number: 20140158020
    Abstract: A metal-polymer composite scaffold includes metal particles coupled with polymer binder, the scaffold having regions of aligned porosity with a gradient. In a particular embodiment, the metal particles include stainless steel. The metal particles have sizes equal to or smaller than 3 ?m. The scaffold has Young's modulus is below 950 MPa. The polymer binder includes chitosan and gelatin. The composite also includes ethanol. The composite has porosity of at least 70%. Systems and methods for producing such metal polymer composite scaffold are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
    Inventors: Ulrike G.K. Wegst, Philipp M. Hunger
  • Publication number: 20140093724
    Abstract: A film forming composition and a polymeric film or coating comprising hemicellulose is disclosed, said polymeric film or coating further comprising at least one additive/reactant increasing the liquid/moisture resistance. The use of said film or coating is also disclosed. Further, a method for the manufacture of said polymeric film or coating is disclosed, as well as a method for improving the liquid/moisture resistance of hemicellulose. The hemicellulose/phyllosilicate nanocomposite reinforced material provides excellent liquid/moisture resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: XYLOPHANE AB
    Inventors: Maria Grondahl, Lisa Bindgard, Paul Gatenholm, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Publication number: 20140065406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite material of xyloglucan and clay for use as a coating material. The invention also relates to a method of producing the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: KTH Holding AB
    Inventors: Lars Berglund, Qi Zhou, Joby Jose Kochumalayyil
  • Patent number: 8628610
    Abstract: A carbon filler dispersant for dispersing a carbon filler in a liquid medium comprised of an aqueous solvent or nonaqueous solvent contains, as a principal component, a hydroxylalkyl chitosan, specifically at least one hydroxyalkyl chitosan selected from the group consisting of glycerylated chitosan, hydroxyethyl chitosan, hydroxypropyl chitosan, hydroxybutyl chitosan, and hydroxybutyl hydroxypropyl chitosan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Takanori Sannan, Shinya Tsuchida, Yoshihiko Iijima
  • Publication number: 20140004340
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating composition that comprises a composite structure with a body of polysaccharide, into which carbonate has been precipitated. The invention also relates to a coated paper or board product, onto which the said composition has been spread on one or both sides into one or more layers; as well as to paint that is formed of the coating composition according to the invention, or that contains the said composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Nordkalk OY AB
  • Patent number: 8608908
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting deposition of multivalent saturated fatty acids on paper sizing equipment and/or devices which use a paper surface sizing composition containing higher starch solids levels of surface sizing starches and a source of multivalent cations, such as a multivalent metal drying salt, by including (wholly or partially) one or more low fatty acid surface sizing starches in the paper surface sizing composition. Also, a paper surface sizing system for carrying out this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Koenig, Ascencion L. Koenig, Ewa Gertruda Bucher
  • Patent number: 8597532
    Abstract: A sizing composition for insulating products based on mineral wool, in particular of glass or of rock, includes at least one reducing sugar, and at least one inorganic acid metal salt chosen from inorganic acid alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, transition metal or poor metal salts. Furthermore, insulating products based on mineral fibers obtained and their process of manufacture are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventors: Boris Jaffrennou, Edouard Obert, Olivier Pons Y Moll, Stéphane Lohou
  • Patent number: 8591643
    Abstract: A sizing composition devoid of formaldehyde, of nitrogenous compounds and of organic polycarboxylic acid for insulating products based on mineral wool, in particular of glass or of rock, includes: at least one non-reducing sugar, and at least one inorganic acid metal salt chosen from inorganic acid alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, transition metal or poor metal salts. Furthermore, insulating products based on mineral fibers obtained and their process of manufacture are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventors: Edouard Obert, Boris Jaffrennou
  • Publication number: 20130239849
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel biolatex conjugate compositions and methods of production and use thereof. The novel biolatex conjugate compositions comprise a biopolymer-additive complex (prepared by co-extruding a biopolymer feedstock, at least one performance-enhancing additive, and at least one plasticizer under shear forces) reacted with a crosslinking agent under shear forces. The biolatex conjugate compositions exhibit enhanced performance properties for coated paper, paperboard, and other applications using extremely low levels of performance-enhancing additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: EcoSynthetix Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven BLOEMBERGEN, Do I. LEE, Ian J. MCLENNAN, Robert H. WILDI, Edward VAN EGDOM
  • Publication number: 20130206034
    Abstract: A dried distiller soluble based biopolymer, processes for forming the biopolymer, and articles of manufacture thereof. The produced dried distillers solubles derives from co-products of corn fermentation facilities and is comprised in part of water-soluble proteins. A biopolymer consists essentially of dried distillers solubles, and an article of manufacture includes a biopolymer consisting of dried distillers solubles and an optional additive. The process of forming dried distiller solubles involves separating whole stillage into a liquid fraction and a solid fraction, wherein the liquid fraction comprises water soluble proteins in an amount greater than the solid fraction, and wherein the solid fraction has a higher solid content than the liquid fraction. The liquid fraction is sprayed at an elevated temperature to remove at least a portion of moisture in the liquid fraction and form particles and granules of the liquid fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: GS CLEANTECH CORPORATION
    Inventor: GS CLEANTECH CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130168320
    Abstract: Disclosed are granular composites comprising a biopolymer and one or more nanometal-oxyhydroxide/hydroxide/oxide particles, along with methods for the preparation and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Thalappil Pradeep, Mundampra Maliyekkal Shihabudheen, Anshup, Mohan Udhaya Sankar, Chaudhary Amrita
  • Patent number: 8460511
    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, and print mottle, as well as 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: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Yan C. Huang, Kapil M. Singh, David B. Shelmidine, Benjamin Thomas Liguzinski, Christopher Michael Wilson
  • Patent number: 8460512
    Abstract: The invention provides a three layered reprographic paper having improved strength, stiffness and curl resistance properties, and a method for making same. The paper has a central core layer made largely of cellulose and bulked with a bulking agent such as a diamide salt. A starch-based metered size press coating is pressed on both sides of the core layer, wherein the starch has a high solid content. The coating forms a three layered paper having an I-beam arrangement with high strength outer layers surrounding a low density core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Agne Swerin, Michael Herman, Jay C Song, Sen Yang, Peter F Lee, Ladislav Bednarik
  • Publication number: 20130047888
    Abstract: A binder comprising a polymeric binder comprising the products of a carbohydrate reactant and nucleophile is disclosed. The binder is useful for consolidating loosely assembled matter, such as fibers. Fibrous products comprising fibers in contact with a carbohydrate reactant and a nucleophile are also disclosed. The binder composition may be cured to yield a fibrous product comprising fibers bound by a cross-linked polymer. Further disclosed are methods for binding fibers with the carbohydrate reactant and polyamine based binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Gert R. Mueller, Charles Fitch Appley, Benedicte Pacorel, Carl A. Hampson
  • Publication number: 20120277882
    Abstract: A biocompatible implant composite particle and the method of making the same are provided. The implant composite particle includes a bone filler particle and a plurality of fibers, in which each fiber is partially embedded in the bone filler particle, and has a free portion extending from a surface of the bone filler particle. Both bone filler particle and fibers are biocompatible. The biocompatible implant composite can be used in a bone filler material for bone defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Jo-Wei HUANG, Po-Yang Chen, Ken-Yuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20120263934
    Abstract: A formaldehyde-free sizing composition for products based on fibers, in particular mineral fibers, such as fibers of glass or of rock, includes at least one non-reducing sugar, and at least one inorganic acid ammonium salt, preferably chosen from ammonium sulfates, phosphates, nitrates and carbonates. Another subject matter of the present invention is the products thus obtained, in particular thermal and/or acoustic insulators based on mineral wool and veils of nonwoven mineral fibers, and their process of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Boris Jaffrennou, Edouard Obert
  • Publication number: 20120248385
    Abstract: A Soederberg electrode with low PAH emission that can be used in electro-thermal processes for the production of metal materials, preferably ferro-alloys, which can be obtained from an electrode paste with a base of a carbonaceous material, fine graphite, carbohydrates and water and/or PEG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: ITALGHISA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Sandro Ferrari, Irma Cavallotti, Giuseppe Conti, Maurizio Dusi
  • 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: 20120161059
    Abstract: A sizing composition devoid of formaldehyde, of nitrogenous compounds and of organic polycarboxylic acid for insulating products based on mineral wool, in particular of glass or of rock, includes: at least one non-reducing sugar, and at least one inorganic acid metal salt chosen from inorganic acid alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, transition metal or poor metal salts. Furthermore, insulating products based on mineral fibers obtained and their process of manufacture are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER
    Inventors: Edouard Obert, Boris Jaffrennou
  • Publication number: 20120160129
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface conditioning composition having a surface conditioning function that is even more superior as compared with conventional surface conditioning compositions. A surface conditioning composition is provided for use in surface conditioning of a metal prior to being subjected to a phosphate-based chemical conversion treatment, in which the surface conditioning composition has a pH of 3 to 12, and includes nearly spherical zinc phosphate particles having an average particle diameter from 0.05 ?m to 3 ?m, and in which the zinc phosphate particles are produced by mixing at least one kind of zinc compound particles selected from the group consisting of zinc oxide, zinc hydroxide, and basic zinc carbonate with phosphoric acid and/or condensed phosphoric acid to allow for their reaction in an acidic aqueous solution having a pH lower than 7, and dispersing and stabilizing by a dispersion means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Toshio Inbe, Yusuke Wada, Masanobu Futsuhara
  • Publication number: 20120160128
    Abstract: A carbon filler dispersant for dispersing a carbon filler in a liquid medium comprised of an aqueous solvent or nonaqueous solvent contains, as a principal component, a hydroxylalkyl chitosan, specifically at least one hydroxyalkyl chitosan selected from the group consisting of glycerylated chitosan, hydroxyethyl chitosan, hydroxypropyl chitosan, hydroxybutyl chitosan, and hydroxybutyl hydroxypropyl chitosan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Takanori Sannan, Shinya Tsuchida, Yoshihiko Iijima
  • Publication number: 20120142531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coated dehydrated microorganisms comprising a dehydrated microorganism surrounded by at least one coating, said coating comprising by dry weight at least 25% of hygroscopic salt(s) and wherein the pH of the coating is compatible with viability of the coated dehydrated microorganism. The coating can be partially crystalline, the salt(s) in the coating having preferably a crystallinity degree of up to 60% once applied onto the dehydrated microorganism. The present invention also relates to liquid coating compositions, methods for coating and protecting a dehydrated microorganism. Finally, the present invention relates to a method for the preparation of food products, feed products, consumer healthcare products or agri-products as well as to a food product, feed product, a consumer healthcare product or an agri-product containing such coated dehydrated microorgansims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: DANISCO A/S
    Inventors: Isabelle Mazeaud, Kathryn Tse, Jean-Philippe Obert, Claudette Berger, Geoffrey Babin, Patrick Chaigneau, Hans Hedegaard Jensen, Erwan Henri
  • Publication number: 20120085962
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition for insulating products based on mineral wool, in particular of glass or of rock, which comprises: at least one reducing sugar, and at least one inorganic acid metal salt chosen from inorganic acid alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, transition metal or poor metal salts. Another subject matter of the present invention is the insulating products based on mineral fibers obtained and their process of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER
    Inventors: Boris Jaffrennou, Edouard Obert, Olivier Pons Y Moll, Stéphane Lohou
  • Publication number: 20120076941
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid solution containing soluble salts of coloring metals—particularly manganese and ferric iron along with a sugar source and fulvic and/or humic acid can be readily applied to galvanized metal surfaces impart a natural color tone to such surfaces. In this manner the visibility manmade structures like fences and guardrails is quickly and easily reduced and readily blended into the natural background. The liquid solution can be readily sprayed on galvanized surfaces. When the ambient temperature is warm natural color will develop two-three weeks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Foster-Gardner, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Foster, Thomas T. Yamashita, Brian M. Hardin
  • Patent number: 8114210
    Abstract: An un-reacted substantially formaldehyde free curable binder solution for binding loose matter consists essentially of a solution obtainable by dissolving a reducing sugar, an ammonium salt acid precursor optionally a carboxylic acid or a precursor thereof and optionally ammonia in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventors: Carl Hampson, Gert Mueller, Charles Appley
  • Patent number: 8075684
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid solution containing soluble salts of coloring metals—particularly manganese and ferric nitrate along with a sugar source and fulvic and/or humic acid can be readily applied to rock, soil or artificial construction surfaces impart a natural color tone to such surfaces. In this manner the visibility manmade disturbances is quickly and easily reduced and disturbed areas readily blend into the natural background. The liquid solution can be readily sprayed on rock or other surfaces. When the ambient temperature is warm natural color will develop in 4-8 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Foster-Gardner, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Foster, Thomas T. Yamashita
  • 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: 20110064825
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for preparing colloidal dispersions of precious metal nanoparticles selected from the group consisting of Pt, Au, Pd, Ag, Rh, Ru and mixtures or alloys thereof, and to a method for isolating such precious metal nanoparticles from these colloidal dispersions. The colloidal dispersions are prepared by reducing suitable precious metal precursor compounds in aqueous alkaline solutions at reaction temperatures between 40 and 70° C. and a pH?12.0 in the presence of polysaccharides with average molecular weights (Mw) in the range of 300,000 to 1,000,000. The precious metal nanoparticles are isolated after decomposing the polysaccharide by heating the colloidal dispersions to temperatures >80° C. The nanoparticles can be used for the manufacture of core/shell-type catalyst materials and for electronic, decorative and medical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Umicore AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dan V. Goia, Benjamin Morrow, Egon Matijevic, Krishna Balantrapu, Brendan P. Farrell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110003143
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an organosol for forming a coating that can remain hydrophilic for a long time even in a situation with no exposure to light, and a manufacturing method thereof. As a means for solving this problem, the organosol is created by dispersing magnesium fluoride compound obtained by reacting at least a magnesium compound (the main raw material) with a solution containing hydrogen fluoride, in an organic solvent. The organosol is characterized by containing fine particles of the magnesium fluoride compound which particles have an average particle diameter of from 5 to 500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sugimoto, Tamon Sakamoto, Naofumi Takanobu
  • Publication number: 20090269603
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous insolubilizer composition intended for the surface treatment of paper and cardboard, comprising a mixture composed of glyoxal and of at least one alkali metal orthophosphate, and also its use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Claude Trouve
  • Publication number: 20090211720
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite material based on water-insoluble polysaccharide. The composite material includes particles of at least one light scattering material, the surface of which is essentially covered by at least one water-insoluble polysaccharide material. The invention also relates to a method for the preparation of the composite material. Further, the invention relates to a paper and board manufacturing process, in which said composite materials are employed as manufacturing materials. Both highly organic end products with exceptional heat capacities and cheap, high filler end products can be manufactured. The invention also relates to a method for improving retention of light scattering filler material in the manufacture of paper and board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Vesa Myllymäki, Reijo Aksela, Anna Sundquist, Saila Karvinen
  • Publication number: 20090075093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and compositions for producing a hydrophilic coating on a surface of a solid material. The method comprises a cleaning step and a coating step. The cleaning step may be preceded by an initial cleaning step and it may optionally be succeeded by a preconditioning step prior to the coating step. The cleaning step comprises cleaning and preconditioning a surface of a material by use of a first cleaning fluid composition comprising ceria (CeO2) particles. The coating step comprises treatment by use of a coating fluid composition comprising photocatalytically active nanoparticles of titania (TiO2). An advantage of the method of the invention is that the method may be carried out at temperatures in the range 5 to 50° C. No further heating is required. Thereby, the method may easily be used for treating materials such as windows, furniture, tiles, walls, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: SCF Technologies A/S
    Inventors: Steen Brummerstedt Iversen, Henrik Jensen, Morten Foverskov, Ramona Mateiu
  • Publication number: 20080311411
    Abstract: A protective inorganic composition that includes: (a) a liquid composition portion that includes by weight percent of the liquid composition portion: from about 54% to about 58% by weight water, from about 22% to about 26% by weight of an alkali metal oxide component that includes potassium oxide, wherein up to about 30% by weight of the alkali metal oxide component includes sodium oxide, and from about 18% to about 22% by weight amorphous silica; and (b) a powder composition portion that includes by weight percent of the powder composition portion: up to about 65% by weight amorphous silica and one or more components selected from calcined clay, a Group II metal oxide powder, high-temperature resistant fillers, microfibers, and discrete fibers. Also provided are methods for coating a substrate and articles prepared therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventor: Perumalsamy Naidu Balaguru
  • Patent number: 7449429
    Abstract: An initial chemical composition comprising selected surfactants, dispersants, and degreasers that liquefy, disperse, demulsify, degrease, inhibit corrosion and scale formation, and lower the pour point of a petroleum, coal, Fischer-Tropsch synthesized, or naturally occurring paraffin-based wax and asphaltene. Such a product is capable of converting crystalline wax (paraffin) in, for example, slop oil into an amorphous form of wax at room temperature, allowing the wax to be dissolved in, for example, crude oil without the need for heating, and maintaining it in solution at room temperature, substantially reducing, indeed in some applications, preventing, for example, wax build-up in pipelines, processing and transportation equipment, etc., and the recovery of the hydrocarbons in the slop oil. In a second aspect of the invention, the pre-blend addition of a hydrotrope-demulsifier, a chelating agent and a wax plasticizer can result in a BS&W of zero for the recovered hydrocarbon blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Malcera, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gordon K. Goldman