Miscellaneous Patents (Class 106/316)
  • Patent number: 10030182
    Abstract: A method for making a pressure sensitive adhesive comprising: (a) making at least one epoxidized fatty acid from at least one plant oil, marine oil, other ester of unsaturated fatty acid, or a mixture thereof; and (b) polymerizing the at least one epoxidized fatty acid to produce a pressure sensitive adhesive. A method for making a pressure sensitive adhesive comprising: (a) making epoxidized oleic acid, an epoxidized linoleic acid (including fully and partially epoxidized linoleic acid), or an epoxidized linolenic acid (including fully and partially epoxidized linolenic acid) from at least one plant oil, marine oil, other ester of unsaturated fatty acid, or making mixture thereof; and (b) polymerizing the epoxidized oleic acid, the epoxidized linoleic acid, the epoxidized linolenic acid, or the mixture thereof to produce a pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Oregon State University
    Inventors: Kaichang Li, Anlong Li
  • Patent number: 9932534
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a fuel/oxygen solution is provided for use in the operation of any type of combustion chamber. Operationally, the fuel/oxygen solution is created by a solvent which includes a hydrocarbon based fuel that has been treated with an electromagnetically modified ethanol additive, and a solute that includes paramagnetic oxygen molecules. Chemically, the solvent additive has increased InterMolecular Forces (IMFs) and dispersion forces for hydrocarbon molecules in a treated fuel to make these respective forces effectively comparable with IMFs and dispersion forces of a solute of paramagnetic oxygen molecules. Thus, when atomized in a combustion chamber, the treated fuel acts as a more efficient solvent for dissolving oxygen from the air, to thereby create the fuel/oxygen solution for use in the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas R. Horst
  • Patent number: 9926424
    Abstract: Nano-sized polyurea particles or a dispersion of polyurea particles suitable for improving the mechanical properties of a polyurethane material, said particles having at least equivalent diameter dimensions in the nanosize range of 50 nm up to 700 nm, a uniform equivalent diameter particle size distribution, an amount of urethane bonds calculated on the total amount of urea+urethane bonds in said particles of <1%, and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of >100° C., preferably Tg>120° C., more preferably >150° C. measured in a second heating cycle after heating to >220° C. at 20° per minute using Differential Scanning calorimetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Steve Andre Woutters, Christopher Ian Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20150094383
    Abstract: Synergistic surfactant blends are disclosed. In one aspect, the blend comprises an anionic surfactant and a metathesis-based cationic surfactant comprising a quaternized derivative. The quaternized derivative is a quaternized fatty amine, quaternized fatty amidoamine, imidazoline quat, or esteramine quat made from a metathesis-derived C10-C17 monounsaturated acid or its ester derivative. Also disclosed are synergistic surfactant blends comprising a cationic surfactant and a metathesisbased anionic surfactant comprising a sulfonated derivative. The sulfonated derivative is a fatty ester sulfonate, fatty acid sulfonate, sulfoestolide, fatty amide sulfonate, sulfonated fatty ester alkoxylate, imidazoline quat sulfonate, sulfonated amidoamine oxide, or sulfonated amidoamine betaine. The synergistic blends have a negative value or a reduced interfacial tension (IFT) when compared with an expected IFT value calculated from the individual surfactant components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Randal J. Bernhardt, Xue Min Dong
  • Publication number: 20150087724
    Abstract: Unsaturated fatty alcohol alkoxylates, processes for making them, and methods of using them are disclosed. In one aspect, a monounsaturated fatty alcohol alkoxylate is made by reducing a metathesis-derived monounsaturated alkyl ester, followed by alkoxylation of the resulting monounsaturated alcohol. Microscopy reveals that the monounsaturated alkoxylates have isotropic and lamellar phases over a wider range of actives levels compared with their saturated analogs. This attribute expands formulating latitude for many end-use applications. The unsaturated fatty alcohol alkoxylates are valuable in, for example, agricultural solvents, nonionic emulsifiers for agricultural compositions, hard surface cleaners, laundry detergents, specialty foams, additives or surfactants for paints or coatings, and surfactant compositions for enhanced oil recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: David R. Allen, Marcos Alonso, Mary Beddaoui, Randal J. Bernhardt, Aaron Brown, Xue Min Dong, Wilma Gorman, John Hutchison, Gary Luebke, Renee Luka, Franz Luxem, Andrew D. Malec, Ronald A Masters, Dennis S Murphy, Patti Skelton, Brian Sook, Chris Spaulding, Michael Wiester, Patrick Shane Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20140371333
    Abstract: An organogelling agent for forming reverse worm-like micelles having high safety to living bodies and the environment, favorable feel of use, and a high gelating ability and a thickened gel composition comprising the organogelling agent are provided. Lecithin and ascorbic acid or an ascorbic acid derivative act as an organogelling agent to form reverse worm-like micelles of a variety of oils. A thickened gel composition having a reverse worm-like micelle structure can be prepared with a ternary system of lecithin, ascorbic acid or an ascorbic acid derivative, and a variety of oils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kaname Hashizaki, Yoshihiro Saito, Hiroyuki Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20140366773
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the formation of dispersions of nanotubes are provided using solution comprising an aromatic hydrocarbon and an electron donor group. Also provided are methods for isolating carbon nanotubes from the composition, and use of carbon nanotube products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Johnson, Mark A. Banash, Paul R. Jarosz
  • Publication number: 20140352576
    Abstract: The disclosure provides amorphous materials comprising mixtures of ester of tartaric acid and ester of citric acid, which are suitable for phase change inks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Kentaro Morimitsu, Adela Goredema, Naveen Chopra
  • Publication number: 20140343204
    Abstract: Processes for the production of compositions including esters and their hydrogenated derivatives are provided. The esters and the hydrogenated derivatives may be produced with among other things alcohols that are derived from biological sources such as photosynthetic microorganisms. The esters and/or the hydrogenated derivatives may be employed as plasticizers for polymeric compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Didier Naert, Allen D. Godwin
  • Patent number: 8878341
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite material comprising a relaxor ferroelectric material and a hydrazine-reduced graphene oxide, wherein the weight ratio of the composite material to the hydrazine-reduced graphene oxide is 9:1 to 200:1. The composite materials have high dielectric permittivity and low dielectric losses and can be used to manufacture various high dielectric permittivity components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Mahmoud N. Almadhoun, Husam N. Alshareef, Unnat S. Bhansali, Prince Xavier, Ihab N. Odeh
  • Publication number: 20140243452
    Abstract: A pre-dispersion composition comprising (i) a silsesquioxane; (ii) a dispersing agent; and (iii) a curable resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: David A. Smetana
  • Publication number: 20140234622
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a plasticizer, a polymeric composition containing the plasticizer, and conductors coated with the polymeric composition. The plasticizer includes a blend of an epoxidized soybean oil and a trans-esterified epoxidized fatty acid methyl ester. The trans-esterified epoxidized fatty acid methyl ester has an oxirane value greater than or equal to 6.8 %. The plasticizer, the polymeric composition, and the coated conductor retain color during heat aging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Manish K. Mundra, Robert F. Eaton, Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
  • Publication number: 20140230693
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of improving the incorporation of recycled bituminous products by using at least one surfactant as an alternative to the known rejuvenating oils, for the preparation of asphalt mixes containing recycled bituminous products. The use of such alternative surfactant(s) results in better mechanical properties of the asphalt mix, while using smaller amounts of fresh bitumen and greater amounts of recycled bituminous products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CECA S.A.
    Inventors: Juan Antonio Gonzalez Leon, Gilles Barreto, Vincent Luca
  • Publication number: 20140221531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stable, zero or low VOC epoxy-containing polysiloxane oligomer compositions that provide for a high degree of chemical resistance to compositions containing organic resins, while at the same time, maintaining or improving the flexibility of these organic resin-containing compositions, to processes for preparing epoxy-containing polysiloxane oligomer compositions, and to uses in coatings, sealants, adhesives, and composites containing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.
    Inventors: Narayana Padmanabha Iyer, Lesley Hwang, Vikram Kumar, Christian Geismann, Constantine Kondos, Shiu-Chin Su
  • Publication number: 20140212666
    Abstract: Provided are compounds of the following: wherein R1 is a saturated or unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon optionally substituted with an alkyl and/or an OXO-ester, and R2 is a C4 to C14 hydrocarbyl, preferably the residue of a C4 to C14 OXO-alcohol. Also provided are processes for making the compounds and plasticized polymer compositions containing said compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Jihad M. Dakka, Lorenzo C. DeCaul, Christine A. Costello, Edmund J. Mozeleski, Pierre Osterrieth, Stephen Zushma, Allen D. Goodwin, Diana Smirnova, Catherine A. Faler, Victor Deflorio, Didier Naert
  • Publication number: 20140154009
    Abstract: An asphalt composition comprising aggregate, bitumen, sulphur and an anionic surfactant is disclosed, wherein the amount of anionic surfactant is from 0.05 wt % to 10 wt %, based upon the weight of the sulphur. Methods of preparing asphalt compositions and asphalt pavements are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Sunil Ashtekar, Franciscus Gondulfus Anton Van Den Berg, Majid Jamshed Chughtai, Marinus Johannes Reynhout, Govind Wagle
  • Publication number: 20140134125
    Abstract: The invention relates to microemulsions which comprise, as oil phase, a polysiloxane containing at least one quaternary ammonium group, methods for production thereof and also to the use of such microemulsions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
    Inventors: Verena Dahl, Sascha Herrwerth, Christian Hartung, Joachim Venzmer, Dirk Kuppert, Berend-Jan De Gans
  • Publication number: 20140123877
    Abstract: A VOC free cross linking product for waterborn coatings is described. The crosslinking product comprises at least one cross linking agent and at least one viscosity reducing compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BWE I MALMÖ AB
    Inventors: Stefan Erkselius, Jenny Hua, Johan Fagefors, Nils Erik Persson, Nicola Rehnberg
  • Publication number: 20140083331
    Abstract: The present application relates generally to bio-adhesive components isolated from bio-oil prepared from animal waste, methods of preparation of the bio-adhesive components and uses thereof. Such uses include, but are not limited to, asphalt bio-binders, bio-adhesion promoters, asphalt bio-rejuvenators, asphalt bio-extenders, bio-asphalt as well as uses in roofing, soil stabilization, crack and joint sealing and flooring adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
    Inventor: Elham H. Fini
  • Patent number: 8680341
    Abstract: An arylalkenyl ether oligomer is produced by the reaction of a polyhaloalkene with a polyhydroxyaryl compound. Halogenation of the resultant oligomer produces a flame retardant having both aromatic and aliphatic bromine groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Chemtura Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Liu, Kenneth Bol, Mark V. Hanson, Larry Timberlake
  • Publication number: 20140079653
    Abstract: A compound represented by the following General Formula (1) is presented. Wherein, in the above General Formula (1), A is a single bond or —C?C— group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Watanabe, Keigo Mikame, Yasunori Ohashi, Satoshi Sugawara, Kenzo Koike
  • Publication number: 20140066558
    Abstract: A foaming agent or a master batch comprising a foaming agent for producing hollow-shaped foamed plastics using a blow-molding process containing an antistatic agent. The antistatic agent can comprise a fatty acid ester, an ethoxylated amine, or an alkyl sulfonate. In addition, the invention comprises a method for producing hollow-shaped, foamed plastics using the antistatic agent/master batch. The use of the antistatic agent results in a reproducible, stable production of hollow foamed plastic products such as bottles or yogurt cups with a better cellular structure, which produces a soft, rough surface of the products with a better feel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jürgen Keilert
  • Publication number: 20140051774
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a composition having a disperse phase finely dispersed in a continuous phase with low polydispersity, the method which is excellent in production efficiency This object is achieved by a method for producing a composition having a disperse phase finely dispersed in a continuous phase, the method comprising the steps of: (A) supplying a swirl flow of a continuous phase liquid into a cylinder having a circumferential surface partially or wholly composed of a porous membrane; (B1) jetting a disperse phase fluid through the porous membrane into the swirl flow to form a fluid column extending from a surface of the porous membrane into the cylinder; and (B2) by means of a shear force of the swirl flow, cutting off a part of the fluid column at a position with a distance of 2P to 10P in a radial direction from the surface of the porous membrane, where P is an average pore size of the porous membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuya Shimoda
  • Patent number: 8647742
    Abstract: The invention relates to a diagnostic gel composition for use as a diagnostic element in diagnostic devices. The diagnostic gel composition is derived from a compound having a formula D-Sp-Po wherein D is a diagnostic group; Sp is a hydrophilic spacer group; and Po is a polymerizable group. The diagnostic gel composition of the invention has dimensions ranging from about 250 nanometers to about 1000 micrometers, and a Young's modulus ranging from about 10 kilopascals to about 200 kilopascals. The invention also provides method for making the diagnostic gel composition. The method comprises providing a composition comprising a porogen, an initiator and a compound having a formula D-Sp-Po; polymerizing the composition to form a polymerized composition; and washing the polymerized composition to form the diagnostic gel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Achira Labs Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dhananjaya Dendukuri, Reeta Katiyar, Lakshmi P. Sivakumaran
  • Publication number: 20140024754
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of heptyl esters of furan dicarboxylic acid as softeners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Evonik Oxeno GmbH
    Inventors: Hinnerk Gordon Becker, Michael Grass, Andre Huber, Michael Woelk-Faehrmann
  • Publication number: 20140020599
    Abstract: It is an additive that modifies the Theological properties of asphalt under warm conditions, and makes it possible to mix and compact asphalt mixtures with a reduction in temperature of up to 35° C., which is constituted by wax, an adhesion-improving additive and a fluxing agent, which reduces asphalt oxidation, causing it to be less-aged and more resistant to fatigue, reduces the interfacial tension between the aggregate and the asphalt, increases adhesion between them, making the mixture resistant to the damages caused by humidity, increases resistance to permanent deformation, causes gas emissions to be reduced and leads to savings in fuel consumption. The additive according to the invention has the following effects:—At high temperatures (between 100° C. and 160° C.), IT REDUCES the asphalt viscosity, as compared to asphalt without the additive.—At temperatures between 58° C. and 82° C., IT INCREASES the asphalt viscosity, as compared to asphalt without the additive.—At temperatures lower than 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: QUIMIKAO, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Alvaro Gutierrez Muniz, Luis Enrique Ramirez Soto, Heleodro Rincon Acha, Raul Teran Orozco, Raymundo Benitez Lopez, Jose Luis Lara Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20140000152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to modified colloidal silica particles covalently linked to at least one polyalkyleneoxy moiety having at least about 3 alkyleneoxy units. The invention also relates to an aqueous dispersion thereof, and a method of producing such modified silica particles. The invention further relates to use of the modified colloidal silica particles as emulsifiers for paper sizing agents, agriculturally active ingredients and asphalts, as well as dispersant for oil spills.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Anders Törncrona, Krister Holmberg, Romain Bordes
  • Publication number: 20130344012
    Abstract: A metathesized natural oil composition comprising (i) a mixture olefins and/or esters, or (ii) a metathesized natural oil, is disclosed. The metathesized natural oil composition has a number average molecular weight in the range from about 100 g/mol to about 150,000 g/mol, a weight average molecular weight in the range from about 1,000 g/mol to about 100,000 g/mol, a z-average molecular weight in the range from about 5,000 g/mol to about 1,000,000 g/mol, and a polydispersity index of about 1 to about 20. The metathesized natural oil composition is metathesized at least once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Steven A. Cohen, M. Michelle Morie-Bebel, Alexander D. Ilseman, Benjamin Bergmann, Stephen A. DiBiase, S. Alexander Christensen
  • Publication number: 20130345318
    Abstract: Silicone polyethers and a process for preparation thereof wherein polyethers modified laterally with methylidene groups are reacted with hydrosiloxanes in a hydrosilylation reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Frank SCHUBERT, Michael Ferenz, Wilfried Knott
  • Publication number: 20130327254
    Abstract: An amino alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane (AMS) comprising one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of an amino AMS, an amino/mercaptan co-AMS, an amino/blocked mercaptan co-AMS, mixtures thereof, and a weak acid-neutralized solid or aqueous solution thereof, and a method of making the amino AMS, are presented. The compounds are useful in compounding, processing, cure and storage of silica-reinforced rubbers because they contain low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Hergenrother, Ashley S. Hilton, Michael W. Hayes, Walter Tomaszewski, James H. Pawlow, Terrence E. Hogan
  • Patent number: 8603241
    Abstract: An exemplary composition for enhancing water repellency in cementitious material comprises a hydrophobic material solute that is dissolved in a glycol ether solvent. Thus, the composition is provided in the form of a non-aqueous solution or emulsion wherein water is in a noncontinuous phase. The use of such compositions to modify cementitious compositions and the cementitious materials obtained thereby are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Antonio J. Aldykiewicz, Jr., Arnon Bentur, Neal S. Berke, Chia-Chih Ou
  • Patent number: 8277696
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermochromic color-memory composition comprising a solubilized mixture of (I) an electron donating coloring organic compound, (II) an electron accepting compound and (III) an ester compound represented by the following formula (1) as a reaction medium which controls color reactions of the components (I) and (II): wherein R represents an alkyl group having 1 to 21 carbon atoms or an alkenyl group having 1 to 21 carbon atoms, and n represents an integer of from 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Ono
  • Patent number: 8252105
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a composition useful as an additive to a printing ink. In one embodiment a composition is used that includes a biologically derived base material formed from one or more saturated or unsaturated straight or branched chain triglycerides or combinations thereof, wherein the triglycerides are partially to fully hydrogenated and have a viscosity between about 50 and about 200,000 centipoise at temperatures about 72 degrees Fahrenheit. In another embodiment, the composition further includes a finely divided additive selected from the group consisting of polytetrafluoroethylene or hydrogenated triglycerides in an intimate admixture with the base material. Other aspects relate to a method of making an ink additive and method for printing paper stock by letter press or lithography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Ethox Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Calvin M. Wicker, Jr., Bharat Desai, Paul Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8088210
    Abstract: A bituminous composition including, based on total weight of the bituminous composition, (a) hard bitumen in an amount of 0.5% to 7.5% by weight, the hard bitumen being characterized by a penetration number of 100 dmm or less at 25° C. as determined according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Method T49; (b) emulsifier in an amount of 0.0005% to 0.2% by weight, wherein the emulsifier has a Hildebrand solubility parameter of at least 19 (MPa)1/2; (c) water; and (d) aggregate in an amount of 90% to 99% by weight, the aggregate having an aggregate surface that is wetted with the hard bitumen, wherein the bituminous composition is at a temperature ranging from 50° C. to 140° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Everett Crews, Tom Girardeau, Iain Jack
  • Patent number: 8053065
    Abstract: In a flexible layer composite comprising a support and at least one curable surface coating composition applied to the support, the layer of curable surface coating composition comprises a binder which contains double bonds and has a double bond density in the range from 3 mol/kg to 6 mol/kg, a transition glass temperature Tg in the range from ?15° C. to 20° C. and a solids content in the range from 40% to 100%, if appropriate at least one surface coating auxiliary, preferably a surface coating auxiliary combination, if appropriate solvents and if appropriate pigments and/or fillers and is not sticky after thermal drying. At least one removable protective layer, preferably a removable protective film, has preferably been applied to the layer of curable surface coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Karl WorKwag Lack- und Farbenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Ortmeier, Ottfried Klein, Terry Djunaidi
  • Patent number: 7972429
    Abstract: This invention relates to bituminous compositions and methods of producing the same. More particularly, the invention relates to the production of bituminous compositions formulated with performance-graded bitumen-containing solvent-free bitumen emulsions which exhibit controllable, temperature-dependent interfacial rheology. When employed in paving applications, these bituminous compositions develop adhesive strength and load-bearing strength properties at rates comparable to traditional hot mix paving compositions and at rates faster than traditional cold mix paving compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Everett Crews, Tom Girardeau, Iain Jack
  • Patent number: 7875111
    Abstract: The invention provides anti-skinning compositions for use in manufacturing oil-based coating materials. The novel anti-skinning compositions are clear, homogeneous solutions of cyclohexanone oxime that can be prepared by dissolving cyclohexanone oxime in a suitable carboxylic acid or mixture of carboxylic acids. Suitable carboxylic acids include fatty acids, such as fatty acids of tall oil distillate. Surprisingly, the fatty acids are useful as delivery solvents over a useful range of temperatures and have desirable flash points. They are compatible with many oil-based coating materials. The anti-skinning compositions and manufacturing methods of the present invention are especially useful in the manufacture of oil-based paints containing metal carboxylate driers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Troy Corporation
    Inventors: Milton Nowak, Lilya Gurariy
  • Publication number: 20110009549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel multi-functional nanocomposite additive made from rare earth element complex modified organic clay which is called MFNA and methods for making and using the same, particularly in applications of coating manufacture industry. Such MFNA-modified coatings have desired features and improved physical and mechanical properties comparing the current available coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Ninglin Zhou
  • Publication number: 20100312723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to environmentally conscious methods for the distribution and collection of recyclable paint containers, methods for environmentally conscious painting using recyclable paint and paint containers, and compositions for hardening paint for purposes of recycling paint and paint containers. A consumer can employ a paint hardener to harden unused paint, dispose the hardened paint at curbside, and return the empty paint container to a collection area at a business establishment. The paint hardened can be contained in an encapsulating layer which dissolves and releases the paint hardener into the paint. The business establishment can recycle the empty paint container into a new paint container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Aimee Lawlor, Maria French
  • Patent number: 7837776
    Abstract: The invention is ink formulations that show improved rheological and antimisting properties. The invention is particularly useful in lithographic inks including heatset, sheetfed and UV curable lithographic inks. The invention also includes novel additive that enable the preparation of inks with required viscosities that are needed to perform on high-speed printing presses with improved performance. The additive is based on reaction products of polyamines and carboxylic acids with two or more carboxylic moieties mixed or combined with tridecyl alcohol. In addition, the inventive additive is in the form of liquid and it is pourable and pumpable for ink manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Elementis Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Sel Avci, Dan Merchant
  • Publication number: 20100263573
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous composition comprising a carbonate of zirconium and of an alkali metal salt, prepared from a zirconium compound and an alkali metal bicarbonate, and an ammonium halide, and to its use as insolubilizing agent in a coating bath for paper or board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: CLARIANT FINANCE (BVI) LIMITED
    Inventor: Claude Trouve
  • Publication number: 20100224099
    Abstract: The invention provides anti-skinning compositions for use in manufacturing oil-based coating materials. The novel anti-skinning compositions are clear, homogeneous solutions of cyclohexanone oxime that can be prepared by dissolving cyclohexanone oxime in a suitable carboxylic acid or mixture of carboxylic acids. Suitable carboxylic acids include fatty acids, such as fatty acids of tall oil distillate. Surprisingly, the fatty acids are useful as delivery solvents over a useful range of temperatures and have desirable flash points. They are compatible with many oil-based coating materials. The anti-skinning compositions and manufacturing methods of the present invention are especially useful in the manufacture of oil-based paints containing metal carboxylate driers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Milton Nowak, Lilya Gurariy
  • Publication number: 20100155255
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pretreatment process for electroless plating of a resin molded article, comprising etching the resin molded article using a manganate salt-containing etching solution, and then bringing the resin molded article into contact with an aqueous solution containing a reducing compound and an inorganic acid; and a plating process of a resin molded article comprising the pretreatment process. Further, the present invention provides various treatment agents for use in the plating process. According to the present invention, a plating layer with sufficient adhesion can be formed when an etching treatment is performed using a manganate salt-containing etching solution in an electroless plating treatment of a resin molded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: OKUNO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Nagao, Yusuke Yoshikane, Junji Yoshikawa, Toru Morimoto, Toshiya Murata, Kazuya Satou
  • Publication number: 20100092393
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to produce and use non-spherical colloidal particles with independently tuned size, shape, flexibility, and chemical properties. A pre-polymer mixture for forming hydrogel particles includes a percentage of PEGDA selected to impart a target stiffness to the particles and includes, a percentage of acrylic acid selected to impart an independent target chemical function to the particles. The mixture also includes a percentage of photo-initiator to polymerize PEGDA upon exposure to a light source to impart an independently selected target size or shape or both to the particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Ramin Haghgooie, Patrick Seamus Doyle, Mehmet Toner, Daniel Colin Pregibon
  • Publication number: 20100068504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multiple-coating particle and an anti-glare film having the same. The anti-glare film includes a transparent resin and a plurality of multiple-coating particles. The multiple-coating particles are evenly distributed in the transparent resin. The multiple-coating particle is composed of at least two layers of the distinct transparent materials so as to scatter and refract light due to different refractive indexes and to provide anti-glaring effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Shih-Pin Lin, Chang-Jian Weng, Chin-Sung Chen, Ming-Huei Chen
  • Publication number: 20100010132
    Abstract: An additive for improving the early resistance to driving rain of physically curing coating compositions based on aqueous acrylate dispersions, which have been adjusted to an alkaline pH, is characterized by a basically adjusted aqueous bees wax emulsion containing an aqueous dispersion and at least one representative of the group comprising 1,3-dihydroxy-2,2,4-trimethylpentane and esters thereof, butyl diglycol acetate and methoxypropanol as film-forming agents, as well as optionally a pigment and optionally an ammonium acrylate as pigment disperser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Christian Foerg, Klaus Gebauer, Herbert Muenzenberger, Sebastian Simon
  • Patent number: 7645333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous based silicone protectant composition and method for treating various solid surfaces including, but not limited to, fiber-based products, leather, or other soft or hard surfaces to impart water and stain repellency. The protectant composition comprises an MQ resin, a polyorganosiloxane fluid, a silicone solvent and water. The aqueous silicone-based protectant composition is hydrophobic and substantially free of surfactants. The protectant composition can be applied directly or indirectly to a solid surface using various application devices including, but not limited to, spray, aerosol, wipes, sponges and pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Ashot K. Serobian
  • Publication number: 20090312432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fatty acid alkanolamides or polyolamides containing at least one group Y, where Y stands for CF3—(CH2)a—O—, SF5—, CF3—(CH2)a—S—, CF3CF2S—, [CF3—(CH2)a]2N— or [CF3—(CH2)a]NH—, where a stands for an integer selected from the range from 0 to 5, or formula (I), where Rf stands for CF3—(CH2)r—, CF3—(CH2)r—O—, CF3—(CH2)r—S—, CF3CF2—S—, SF5—(CH2)r— or (CH2)r]2N—, [CF3—(CH2)r]NH— or (CF3)2N—(CH2)r—, B stands for a single bond, O, NH, NR, CH2, C(O)—O, C(O), S, CH2—O, O—C(O), N—C(O), C(O)—N, O—C(O)—N, N—C(O)—N, O—SO2 or SO2—O, R stands for alkyl having 1 to 4 C atoms, b stands for 0 or 1 and c stands for 0 or 1, q stands for 0 or 1, where at least one radical from b and q stands for 1, and r stands for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, to processes for the preparation of these compounds, and to uses of these surface-active compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hierse, Nikolai (Mykola) Ignatyev, Martin Seidel, Elvira Montenegro, Peer Kirsch, Andreas Bathe
  • Publication number: 20090306223
    Abstract: There is provided a surface-active material that comprises fibres which have been modified so as to impart surface-active properties onto said fibres and giving it a contact angle between 60° and 120°, wherein the fibres have an aspect ratio of more than 10 to 1,000. The surface-active material can be used for foam and emulsion formation and stabilisation, coatings, encapsulation and drug delivery. It can for example be used in the following industries: foods, home and personal care, oilfield, agriculture, textile, construction, emulsion polymerisation, leather, plastic, pulp, paper and pharma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Ya Cai, Jian Cao, Matthew Duncan Golding, Weichang Liu, Vesselin Nikolaev Paunov, Edward George Pelan, Simeon Dobrev Stoyanov, Weizheng Zhou
  • Publication number: 20090299004
    Abstract: PSAs having high shear stability are disclosed. The PSAs are obtained from an aqueous dispersion comprising an effective amount of surfactant mixture comprising at least one ionic surfactant comprising a plurality, preferably at least three, aromatic rings, at least one electronegative substituent selected from a mono valent oxy substituted sulfo anion, and/or a mono valent oxy substituted phospho anion, and optionally at least one substituent comprising one or more repeating alkoxy units (e.g. Soprophor 4D 384 and/or DPOS-45), and at least one non-ionic surfactant (e.g. Abex 2535) and a monomer composition comprising: at least one hydrophobic monomer (Component I), at least one hydrophilic monomer (Component II) at least one partially hydrophilic monomer (Component III). The dispersion forms PSAs which are sufficiently stable under high shear to be curtain coatable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Leo Ternorutsky, Jong-Shing Guo, Augustin Chen