Pigment, Filler, Or Aggregate Compositions, E.g., Stone, Shale, Pebbles, Rock, Etc. Patents (Class 106/400)
  • Patent number: 11773267
    Abstract: There is provided a technique for producing a quinacridone solid solution pigment, the technique making it possible to obtain a quinacridone solid solution pigment which produces a colored product having high chroma and a bluish hue, more preferably which has controlled particle diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Kamata, Toshiyuki Hitotsuyanagi, Sachio Yoshikawa, Satoshi Minami
  • Patent number: 11623993
    Abstract: The invention relates to a titanium dioxide particle with high opacity and UV-greying resistance comprising two silica coats and at least one alumina coat, to a method for the obtaining the same, and to the use of said particle in a method for obtaining a decorative paper laminate or a décor foil. The present invention further pertains a decorative paper laminate or a décor foil containing said coated titanium dioxide particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Kronos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Jürgens, Volker Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11367830
    Abstract: In one aspect, an integrated circuit includes a first conductive layer and a magnetoresistance element (MRE) disposed over and coupled to the first layer through first vias. The MRE is magnetized to produce a first magnetic orientation. The first layer is disposed over and coupled to a second conductive layer in the circuit through second vias. The circuit also includes a metal filler disposed proximate to the MRE. The metal filler is positioned over and coupled to the second layer through third vias. The circuit also includes a thermal dissipation path resulting from a physical input applied to the first MRE. The thermal dissipation path extends through the first through third vias, the first and second layers, an integrated circuit interconnection, and the metal filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Sundar Chetlur, Maxim Klebanov, Paolo Campiglio, Yen Ting Liu
  • Patent number: 11298921
    Abstract: A glass article includes a glass substrate and a coating disposed on the glass substrate. The coating includes a glass frit material and a binder material. The binder material includes a first polymer that has cross-linked first polymer chains and a second polymer that has second polymer chains that are linear, branched, or cross-linked. The cross-linked first polymer chains and the second polymer chains form an interpenetrating network in which the second polymer chains are intertwined on a molecular scale with the cross-linked first polymer chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Liang Liang, Suresh Kumar Devisetti
  • Patent number: 11247943
    Abstract: A high strength ceramic body for use in a regenerative burner media bed, comprising a generally spherical refractory portion and a plurality of irregular aggregate portions distributed randomly throughout the generally spherical portion. The aggregate portions are selected from the group comprising tabular alumina, white fused alumina, mullite, chamotte, and combinations thereof. The generally spherical portion has a porosity of less than 1 percent and is more than 99.5 weight percent alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Brian Osborne
  • Patent number: 11021404
    Abstract: Described herein are cold-sintered ceramic polymer composites and processes for making them from ceramic precursor materials and monomers and/or oligomers. The cold sintering process and wide variety of monomers permit the incorporation of diverse polymeric materials into the ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Schwartz, Thomas L. Evans, Theodorus Hoeks, Robert Dirk Van De Grampel, Chiel Albertus Leenders, Mark John Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10899931
    Abstract: There is provided a paint formulation comprising a composite pigment, said composite pigment being selected from the group consisting of metal oxide/silica, metal oxide/silicate, metal oxide/alumina, metal oxide/metal oxide and metal oxide/zirconia, wherein the size and amount of said composite pigment are selected to increase the opacity of said paint formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Mahesh Dahyabhai Patel, Varadalambedu Srinivasan Nithianandam
  • Patent number: 10697121
    Abstract: A process for flocculating filler particles in water is provided. The process comprises adding a flocculant to a mixture comprising filler particles and water, wherein the flocculant has a reduced specific viscosity (“RSV”) of from about 5 dL/g to about 16 dL/g, a viscosity average molecular weight of from about 1,200,000 to about 7,500,000, and a cationic charge of from about 5 mol % to about 50 mol %. Flocs formed by flocculation of the filler particles and the flocculant have a median particle size of from about 10 ?m to about 150 ?m. The filler is not precipitated calcium carbonate alone. The flocs provided by the process are useful in increasing ash content of a paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Qinglong Rao, Yulin Zhao, Weiguo Cheng, Stephen B. Ashton, Aleksandar Todorovic, Alan Smith
  • Patent number: 10675889
    Abstract: The invention provides dispersed inorganic mixed metal oxide pigment compositions in a non-aqueous media utilizing a dispersant having polyisobutylene succinic anhydride structure to disperse a mixed metal oxide pigment in the media. The metal oxide pigment is of the type used to colour ceramic or glass articles. A milling process using beads is also described to reduce the mixed metal oxide particle size to the desired range. A method of using the mixed metal oxide dispersion to digitally print an image on a ceramic or glass article using the dispersion jetted through a nozzle and subsequently firing the coloured article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Dean Thetford
  • Patent number: 10544323
    Abstract: A dry pigment paint system includes dry pigment doses that may be used alone or combined with other dry pigment doses to provide a desired color when dispersed in a paint base. The system may use a plurality of dry pigment formulations, with each dry pigment formulation consisting of one or more dry pigments, generally a plurality of dry pigments. Each dry pigment dose may include a single dry pigment formulation. Each does may be a tablet, capsule or sachet. Various dose forms and dispensing systems are disclosed. Formulations of easily dispersible (ED) pigments comprising a combination of a carboxylic acid polymer and a non-ionic alkoxylated surfactant are also disclosed. The combination is used in the formulation of a plurality of pigments. The formulations are suitable for mixing with a base medium at the point-of-sale (PoS) or by the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: DRIKOLOR INC
    Inventors: Rachel D'Arcy Lacy, Nigel Lacy, Kristian Hugh Darcy Slack, Jamie Sinclair McLellan, Simon Francis Robert Hinkley, Cameron Tristram
  • Patent number: 10273371
    Abstract: A method of forming a passivated pigment slurry includes combining a resin and a pigment to form a pigment-resin slurry, wherein the pigment includes a plurality of flakes each having a surface. After combining, the method includes firstly reacting an orthosilicate and the pigment in the presence of the resin to form a coated pigment-resin slurry. The coated pigment-resin slurry includes the resin and a coated pigment including the plurality of flakes each encapsulated by a first layer formed from the orthosilicate on the surface. The method further includes, concurrent to or after firstly reacting, secondly reacting the coated pigment-resin slurry and an organosilane compound having a hydrolysable group and an organic group to coat the first layer and form the passivated pigment slurry. The passivated pigment slurry includes the resin and a passivated pigment including the plurality of flakes each coated with a second layer disposed on the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Donald Campbell, Prasad T Ramanna, Rajesh Rathod, Paragkumar Thanki
  • Patent number: 10119036
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for the formation of a coating comprising peroxynanoparticles of metals selected from the group consisting of: Ga, Ge, As, Se, In, Sn, Sb, Te, Tl, Pb and Bi on a solid substrate, comprising providing a basic solution containing at least a first metal selected from said group and hydrogen peroxide, and contacting said solution with a solid substrate having oxygen-containing chemically reactive groups on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Ovadia Lev, Sergey Sladkevich, Petr Prikhodchenko, Genia Gun
  • Patent number: 10103384
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oligomeric or polymeric compound comprising at least two structural units of formula (I) wherein Ar is a carbocyclic aromatic radical or a heterocyclic aromatic radical with the two carbonyl carbon atoms being attached to two ring carbon atoms of the Ar group forming together with the imide-nitrogen atom a five-membered or a six-membered ring X is a divalent group selected from —CR1R2—, —CO—, —SiR3R4—, —P(O)R5—, —P(O)(OR6)—, —PR7—, —P(OR8)—, —S(O)— or —S(O)2—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Haeupler, Ulrich Schubert
  • Patent number: 10094597
    Abstract: Example field instrument temperature apparatus and methods for affecting or regulating a temperature of a field instrument are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a vortex tube having an inlet to receive a fluid, a first outlet to dispense a first portion of the fluid at a first temperature and a second outlet to dispense a second portion of the fluid at a second temperature, the second temperature being greater than the first temperature. The example apparatus also includes a first passageway fluidly coupled to the first outlet to direct the first portion of the fluid to an electronic device in a process control system to affect a temperature of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventor: Mark Byer
  • Patent number: 10048614
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes first and second toner containers that respectively contains a non-luminescent toner and a luminescent toner, a first development part provided with the first toner container, and causing the non-luminescent toner, which is supplied from the first toner container, to adhere to a first latent image formed based on image data, a second development part provided with the second toner container, and causing the luminescent toner, which is supplied from the second toner container, to adhere to a second latent image formed based on the image data, which is used for the first latent image, a transfer part that transfers the non-luminescent toner adhering to the first latent image and the luminescent toner adhering to the second latent image to a medium, and a fuser part that fuses the non-luminescent toner and the luminescent toner transferred to the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Yuji Takino
  • Patent number: 10041703
    Abstract: Example field instrument temperature apparatus and methods for affecting or regulating a temperature of a field instrument are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a vortex tube having an inlet to receive a fluid, a first outlet to dispense a first portion of the fluid at a first temperature and a second outlet to dispense a second portion of the fluid at a second temperature, the second temperature being greater than the first temperature. The example apparatus also includes a first passageway fluidly coupled to the first outlet to direct the first portion of the fluid to an electronic device in a process control system to affect a temperature of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventor: Mark Byer
  • Patent number: 9923152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel non-polymeric organic ionic compound comprising one ion having a functional organic group, such as a matrix group, a hole injection group, a hole transport group, an electron injection group and an electron transport group, and comprising another ion preferably being so small that it may act as a mobile ion in films containing the organic ionic compound. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a composition containing the novel organic ionic compound and another functional compound. The novel organic ionic compound or the composition may be used in organic devices as functional materials, such as matrix materials or for materials charge transport. The resulting organic devices are also object of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Junyou Pan, Amir Hossain Parham
  • Patent number: 9663675
    Abstract: In a first aspect, the invention provides an ink formulation comprising: (a) a near infrared absorbing system comprising a compound of the formula M1W1.6O6, wherein M1 is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of H, He, alkali metals such as Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, alkaline earth metals such as Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, rare-earth elements, Zr, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ru, Co, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, Au, Zn, Cd, AL Ga, in, Tl, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, Sb, B, F, P, S, Se, Br, Te, Ti, Nb, V, Mo, Ta, Re, Hf, Os, Bi and I, or ammonium; (b) a color change agent; and (c) a binder. The invention also provides alternative ink formulations for laser marking, a method of forming an image using the ink formulations and a substrate coated with the ink formulation of the invention. Ink formulations according to the invention have been found to have good laser imaging efficacy, and an essentially negligible impact on the background color of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: DataLase Ltd.
    Inventor: Anthony Jarvis
  • Patent number: 9656499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal transfer film, a method for manufacturing the same, and an organic electroluminescent element manufactured by using the thermal transfer film, and the thermal transfer film comprises: a base film; a photothermal conversion layer formed on the upper part of the base film; and a coating layer formed on the lower part of the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Hee Choi, Kyoung Ku Kang, Se Hyun Park, Seong Heun Cho, Jung Hyo Lee
  • Patent number: 9657179
    Abstract: A powder watercolor paint is provided for achieving special color effects, wherein the paint comprises a powder filler having hydrophobic treatment and particles of an aqueous liquid colored base containing 0.5 to 10% by weight of colored pigment or pigment paste, 1.5 to 5% by weight of natural or synthetic gum, and 1 to 5% by weight of a hydrophobizing oil ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Koh-I-Noor Hardmuth A.S.
    Inventor: Marta Van{hacek over (c)}urová
  • Patent number: 9586427
    Abstract: A substrate coated with a markable ink formulation, comprising AOM. Further, the substrate is covered by a thermoplastic polymer layer, such that the ink formulation is situated between the substrate and the thermoplastic polymer layer and/or in the thermoplastic polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Anthony Jarvis, Chris Wyres, Ladislav Hurdalek, Marcus Rehberger
  • Patent number: 9482800
    Abstract: In a plurality of asymmetric color-shifting flakes, each flake has an asymmetric magnetic core with a magnetic layer visible on the first side of the core and a non-magnetic reflector layer on the magnetic layer, visible on the second side of the core. The flake has a spacer layer and an absorber layer on the first side of the core, and also a spacer layer and an absorber layer on the second side of the core, for providing color shifting effects. The material of the magnetic layer is different from the material of the reflector layer, and may be more stable when exposed to a chemical. When a coating with the asymmetric color-shifting flakes is exposed to the chemical, it may have better optical performance than a coating with symmetric color-shifting flakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Charles T. Markantes, Cornelis Jan Delst, Vladimir P. Raksha, David de la Fuente, Paul G. Coombs
  • Patent number: 9267044
    Abstract: A process for preparing an encapsulated pigment dispersion suitable for use in an ink jet printing ink comprising the following steps in the order I) followed by II): I) providing a dispersion comprising a pigment, a liquid medium and a dispersant comprising the repeat units from copolymerizing the ethylenically unsaturated monomers in components a) to c): a) from 75 to 97 parts of one or more hydrophobic ethylenically unsaturated monomers comprising at least 50 parts benzyl (meth) acrylate; b) from 3 to 25 parts one or more hydrophilic ethylenically unsaturated monomers having one or more ionic group(s); c) from 0 to 2 parts of one or more hydrophilic ethylenically unsaturated monomers having a hydrophilic non-ionic group; and ?wherein the parts are by weight and the sum of the parts a) to c) add up to 100; II) cross-linking the dispersant in the presence of the pigment and the liquid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Limited
    Inventors: Tom Annable, Mark Holbrook, Neil Anthony Tallant, John Patrick O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9249331
    Abstract: A colored coating composition comprising a white base paint and at least one colored pigment in a form that can be readily mixed with the white base paint, the white base paint comprising a film-forming polymer, a liquid carrier, one or more opacifying white pigments and one or more extenders, the colored coating composition having a light reflectance value Y less than 110, and greater than that defined by the equation Y=mC+K, where 25>C>1.0, C being the chroma of the colored coating composition, m and K being empirical coefficients selected according to the type and number of the type of the at least one colored pigment, and dependant on the hue angle of the coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventors: Celia Charlotte Taylor, Ralph Edward Chandler, Peter Mark Spiers, Gary Thomas Wren, David Elliot
  • Patent number: 9242872
    Abstract: The present invention proposes the development of inorganic green pigment, having a general formula, RE2MoO6 (where RE is mixed rare earth metal and Mo is molybdenum metal) comprising mixed rare earth elements having atomic number in the range of 57 to 66 and having a composition of at least lanthanum in the range of 43-45% w/w, neodymium in the range of 33-35% w/w, praseodymium in the range of 9-10% w/w, samarium in the range of 4-5% w/w and other rare earths to a maximum of 5% w/w and molybdenum. The colorant can be prepared in a convenient and inexpensive method utilizing the solid state route by calcining the mixed rare earth carbonate and ammonium molybdate at a temperature range of 900-1100° C. for 3-6 h at a heating rate of 10° C./min followed by grinding. The well ground calcined powders were used for characterization of the pigments. The phase purity and optical properties of the prepared pigments were investigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventor: Mundlapudi Lakshmipathi Reddy
  • Patent number: 9034094
    Abstract: A lightweight artificial stone system comprises a plurality of artificial stones, each of the artificial stones formed of at least some portion of cement, expanded glass, the lightweight artificial stones having a density in the range of between about 30 and 70 pounds per cubic foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Tom Scanlan
  • Patent number: 9022228
    Abstract: A domestic appliance filter for use in a laundry treatment device includes a basic filter material with a hydrophobic coating for filtering out matter from a process water duct or a process air duct. The basic filter material includes a material which is resistant to temperatures of 160° C. or more and the hydrophobic coating on the basic filter material effects a surface energy of less than 35 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Grunert
  • Patent number: 9018288
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition containing a particulate solid, a plastic material (such as a thermoplastic polymer) and a compound capable of having dispersant properties. The compound may be obtained/obtainable by reacting (i) a carboxylic acid or anhydride thereof with (ii) an amine or an aminoalcohol, to form a product, wherein the carboxylic acid contains a lipophilic group R containing six or more carbon atoms; and wherein the product formed is derived from a molar ratio of (i) to (ii) is either: (a) 1:1 or greater when (i) is a carboxylic acid anhydride, or (b) ratio of greater than 1:1 when (i) is a carboxylic acid. The invention further relates to novel compounds, and the use of the compound as a dispersant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Sunderland, Dean Thetford
  • Patent number: 9011593
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for the preparation of an aqueous suspension of self-binding pigmentary particles comprising the following stages: (a) forming one or more aqueous suspensions of at least one inorganic matter comprising calcium carbonate; (b) forming or obtaining one or more aqueous solutions or suspensions or emulsions of at least one binder; and (c) co-grinding the aqueous suspension or suspensions obtained in stage a) with the aqueous solutions or suspensions or emulsions obtained in stage b) in a mill so as to obtain an aqueous suspension of self-binding pigmentary particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Patrick Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf
  • Patent number: 8951607
    Abstract: Simplified and improved processes are provided for manufacturing titanium dioxide pigments including a surface treatment whereby a plurality of inorganic oxides or a combination of one or more inorganic oxides with one or more inorganic phosphates are applied to a titanium dioxide base pigment. Aqueous acid-soluble sources of the desired inorganic oxides and/or phosphates are predissolved in an aqueous acid, and these can be added on a batch wise or more preferably on a continuous basis to an alkaline slurry containing the titanium dioxide base pigment and to which aqueous alkaline-soluble sources of the desired inorganic oxides are being or have been added previously. Co-precipitation of the oxides and/or oxides and phosphates is then accomplished by an adjustment of the pH, to provide a surface treated pigment with excellent homogeneity of the deposited mixed oxides and/or oxides and phosphates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tronox, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel H. Craig, Venkata Rama Rao Goparaju
  • Publication number: 20150020986
    Abstract: Embodiments of a process for manufacturing a paper-based malleable dough for moulding and sculpting applications are described herein that include: soaking and mixing shredded paper in water, yielding a paper dough; and adding and mixing at least one setting-type joint compound with the paper dough. The at-least one setting type compound is added in a weight ratio of setting type compound to shredded paper of between about 11:8 to 17:8. The paper-based malleable dough allows creating objects that are ecological, durable, malleable and lightweight and that brings out the creative side of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Mario Lessard, Christine Thibeault
  • Publication number: 20140373752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for producing the raw material (46) used in producing black dye pigment. The invention further relates to a raw material (46) for producing black dye pigment as well as to the use of ash (20,24,26) separated from the raw synthetic gas (12, 14, 18) in the purification of the raw synthetic gas (12, 14, 18) generated in the gasification of a biomass (2, 4, 6) for producing black dye pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Esa HASSINEN, Riikka SILMU, Mauno MIETTINEN, Teuvo LEPPANEN
  • Patent number: 8915995
    Abstract: The invention relates to coated material for the base layer of road pavement, made up of aggregate coated with a hydrocarbon binder, wherein the aggregate is more than 95 wt % of the coated material; wherein the aggregate includes a granular structure, which includes a plurality of granular fractions d/D; one intermediate fraction of which is less than 15% of the granules; wherein the hydrocarbon binder is less than 5 wt % of the coated material; wherein the coated material includes, after compacting, a void fraction of less than 8%; wherein the hydrocarbon binder is a hydrocarbon binder modified by adding polymers or oil, or modified by foaming or by emulsion, by means of which the modulus of rigidity of the coated material, once compacted, is higher than 9000 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Eiffage Travaux Publics
    Inventors: Serge Krafft, Francois Olard
  • Patent number: 8912255
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a self-consolidating concrete (SCC) mixture having a compressive strength of at least 25 MPa at 28 days of age. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided an SCC mixture, comprising: a mixture of coarse aggregate (CA), fine aggregate (FA), very fine aggregate (VFA), cementitious materials including Portland cement or Portland limestone cement, an ASTM C494 Type F polycarboxylate ether high range water reducer, and water, wherein the VFA has a particle size distribution in which 95% to 100% passes a 2.5 mm sieve and in which 20% to 100% passes a 75 ?m sieve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: St. Marys Cement Inc. (Canada)
    Inventors: Mark Wells, Philip Zacarias, Bryan Schulz, Matthew Stokkermans
  • Patent number: 8911545
    Abstract: A forced ultrathin film rotary reaction method is used to maintain a minute space of 1 mm or less between two processing surfaces capable of approaching to and separating from each other and being rotating relative to each other, and the minute space is maintained between the two processing surfaces to serve as a flow path of a fluid to be processed thereby forming a forced thin film of the processed fluid and separating the pigment material in the forced thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: M. Technique Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Enomura
  • Patent number: 8906464
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to printing mediums, useful for ceramic sinterable materials, that are in powder form and are based on glycols, urea and an inorganic absorbent, to ceramic inks compositions comprising the printing mediums and to methods for decorating green or fired ceramic bodies by the use of said printing mediums and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Lamberti SpA
    Inventors: Paolo Prampolini, Alan Nappa, Giuseppe Li Bassi, Giovanni Floridi
  • Patent number: 8882902
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite pigment comprising a substrate, said substrate being at least in part covered by at least one layer comprising at least one solid organic UV filter. The composite pigment can be prepared by a method comprising a step of subjecting a substrate, at least one solid organic UV filter, and optionally at least one solid inorganic UV filter, at least one additional UV filter and/or at least one coloring pigment, to a mechanochemical fusion process such as a hybridizer process. The composite pigment can be advantageously used as a component for a cosmetic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzuki, Takehiko Kasai
  • Patent number: 8871424
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed generally to a polymeric film that comprises at least one laser imageable marking layer. The marking layer comprises a polyolefin, a photochromatic pigment, and an additive. It has been surprisingly discovered that a polyolefin film comprising a marking layer formulated with a photochromatic pigment and an additive offers a substantial advantage over prior art methods of laser imaging polyolefin films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Merical, Russell Darley, Patrick R. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8864899
    Abstract: A platelet-shaped PVD metallic effect pigment having first and second outer faces, the platelet-shaped PVD metallic effect pigment having at least one PVD layer, the at least one PVD layer including elemental metal with clusters of elemental metal and metal oxide. The amounts of elemental metal in the first outer face and in the second outer face of the PVD metallic effect pigment are different from one another and they differ by at least 10 atom %. The disclosure further relates to a method for producing these platelet-shaped PVD metallic effect pigments, and to their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Eckart GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Geissler, Wolfgang Herzing, Frank Henglein, Ralph Schneider, Martin Fischer
  • Patent number: 8858699
    Abstract: Nepheline syenite powder with a controlled particle size where 99.9% of the particles are less than 6 microns, which powder has a moisture content of less than 0.8% and an Einlehner Abrasive Value of less than 100 and products using this fine grain ultra fine nepheline syenite powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Unimin Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Van Remortel, Frank Cangelosi, Jerry William Janik
  • Publication number: 20140303297
    Abstract: A dry flushed pigment comprises a dry pigment and a flushing agent. Particles of the dry pigment are dispersed into the flushing agent. The dry flushed pigment may have at least 20 percent by weight dry pigment. The dry flushed pigment may have a range of 20 to 80 percent dry pigment by weight. A pigment concentrate comprising a dry flushed pigment and one or more of a group of an ink carrier, a dispersant, or a synergist, where the dry flushed pigment is mixed with one or more of the ink carrier, dispersant or synergist and then milled to create the pigment concentrate. The pigment in the pigment concentrate has a Z-average particle size in the range of 75 nm to 250 nm. The pigment in the pigment concentrates is present in the amount from about 15 to 60 percent by weight of the pigment concentrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Enno Eric Agur, Karina Lopez, Santiago Faucher, Biby Abraham
  • Publication number: 20140295338
    Abstract: A method for preparing a pigment dispersion includes milling a starting pigment dispersion containing a pigment and optionally a carrier and a dispersant with milling media having an average particle size of about 100 ?m or less, until a final pigment dispersion having at least one of a desired pigment average particle size and a desired pigment particle size distribution is obtained; optionally separating the milling media from the final pigment dispersion; and optionally diluting the final pigment dispersion to obtain a desired pigment particle concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Barkev KEOSHKERIAN, C. Geoffrey ALLEN, Naveen CHOPRA, Michelle N. CHRETIEN, Daryl W. VANBESIEN, Jenny ELIYAHU
  • Publication number: 20140290531
    Abstract: Methods of designing an aggregate comprising a plurality of particles where the aggregate is optimized for specified properties; aggregates designed by such methods; and membranes comprising such aggregates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Heinrich Jaeger, Marc Z. Miskin
  • Patent number: 8841063
    Abstract: A light source is configured to emit a narrow peak at a discrete spectral band, especially at a primary color wavelength. The light source can have a plurality of narrow peaks to simulate the effect of a broadband light source. A subject is provided with a pigment, such as certain rare earth lanthanides, with a strong absorption peak at a corresponding narrow spectral band. The pigment has a nominal color when illuminated by a true broadband light (e.g., sunlight) that does not have a narrow peak at the discrete spectral band, and has a different color when illuminated by the light source that has a narrow peak. This color shift can be used for security authentication, information and decorative applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: LaserLock Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman A. Gardner, Edward H. Bell, Terry Stovold
  • Publication number: 20140261083
    Abstract: A continuous process for making a pigment dispersion includes continuously feeding a pigment into a feed section of a screw extruder at a controlled rate, continuously feeding a surfactant into the feed section of the screw extruder at a controlled rate, continuously feeding water downstream of the feed section to emulsify the pigment and the surfactant, forming a water-in-pigment dispersion, continuously feeding additional water downstream of the previously fed water to cause a phase inversion of the water-in-pigment dispersion, forming a pigment-in-water dispersion, continuously homogenizing the pigment-in-water dispersion in the screw extruder to create a homogenous aqueous pigment dispersion and collecting the homogenous aqueous pigment dispersion from an exit section of the screw extruder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joo CHUNG, Chieh-Min Cheng, Steven M. Malachowski, Eric David Godshall, Jim Lee Pearson
  • Publication number: 20140275369
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ready to use (wet) and setting (dry) repair products with antistatic additives having reduced persistent airborne dust particulates upon sanding thereof. Such wet and dry repair products include, in part, an antistatic additive(s) that can reduce or eliminate the static charge that forms in dust particulates when dried repair products, such as spackling compounds, cementitious materials, and joint compounds, are sanded, for example. In turn, this can help reduce the quantity of airborne dust particulates, the time in which they are suspended, and the distance they travel in a given room or job site. In one example, a repair product for use as a dry repair compound can include an anti-static additive, which can include a cationic charge, and optionally a metal complex. In another example, the repair product further includes water to define a wet or ready to use repair product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Dianne Alexandra Stewart, John Scott Nevin, Paul Michael Kurtz
  • Publication number: 20140261078
    Abstract: A modified toner based additive is a mixture of a toner powder and a second material selected from a group including a gelling clay, a reactive agent, an elastomer, a functional filler, a handling and agglomerating agent, a compatibilizer and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Morriss
  • Patent number: 8778140
    Abstract: A method of preparing a stable dispersion of flocculated filler particles for use in papermaking processes comprises use of microparticle prior to, simultaneous to, and/or after addition of a first flocculating agent to an aqueous dispersion of filler particles, followed by addition of a second flocculating agent to the dispersion and further optional shearing of the resultant filler flocs to the desired particle size resulting in shear resistant filler flocs with a defined and controllable size distribution. In addition, a neutralizing coagulant can be added to the dispersion to partially or completely neutralize the charge of the filler before the microparticle and/or the first flocculating agent is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Katherine M Broadus, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140182482
    Abstract: A coating composition including an inorganic sol material and an organic colorant is applied to mineral particles and cured at a temperature less than 200 degrees Celsius provides roofing granules with improved luster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Van Nhan Nguyen, Emmanuel Garre
  • Patent number: 8752594
    Abstract: A custom color paint or stain tinting system employs at least one light-colored non-infrared-absorptive base paint or stain packaged in a point-of-sale container and an array of colorants including an infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant, a non-infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant, and one or more additional liquid colorants made with non-infrared-absorptive pigments. The infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant or non-infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant may respectively be used to make custom-tinted interior or exterior paints and stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Gebhard, Sanford Lee Hertz