Inorganic Silicon Compound, E.g., Diatomaceous Earth, Soil, Glass, Sand, Etc., Or Material Derived Therefrom Patents (Class 106/482)
  • Patent number: 10836887
    Abstract: A low molecular weight co-oligomer containing styrene and ?-methyl styrene in bound form and having a ring and ball softening point not greater than 50° C. is useful in modifying the properties of a diene elastomer-based curable rubber composition capable of being used to manufacture tire treads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabien Salort, Jean-Marc Monsallier
  • Patent number: 10752510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel granular silicas for use as support material, especially as support for catalysts for fixed bed reactors, and to the production and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Claus-Peter Drexel, Frank Haselhuhn, Frank Heindl, Ralf Rausch, Guenter Stein
  • Patent number: 10450446
    Abstract: A low molecular weight co-oligomer containing styrene and ?-methyl styrene in bound form and having a ring and ball softening point not greater than 50° C. is useful in modifying the properties of a diene elastomer-based curable rubber composition capable of being used to manufacture tire treads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Fabien Salort, Jean-Marc Monsallier
  • Patent number: 10391433
    Abstract: A powdered composite filtration medium includes composite particles that include at least one diatomite particle and at least one expanded perlite particle sintered together. The composite powdered filtration medium may include from about 7 wt % to about 90 wt % diatomite, from about 93 wt % to about 10 wt % expanded perlite. Less than about 1% total crystalline silica may be present in the medium. The medium may have a permeability of at least 0.25 darcy. The diatomite and expanded perlite may be sintered or calcined with or without a fluxing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: EP MINERALS, LLC
    Inventors: Qun Wang, Scott Kevin Palm, Peter E. Lenz
  • Patent number: 10328010
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods of enhancing beneficial oral bacteria and decreasing harmful oral bacteria comprising administering oral care compositions comprising a saccharide prebiotic, e.g., selected from D-turanose, D-melezitose, D-lactitol, myoinositol, and N-acetyl-D-mannosamine; and oral care compositions for use in such methods. The disclosure also relates to methods of using prebiotic oral care compositions, methods of screening, and methods of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Hans Stettler, Wim Teughels, Marc Quirynen, Nico Boon
  • Patent number: 9878952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mortar composition for interior plaster or coating comprising at least one binder, at least aggregates, sands and/or fillers and at least one additive, characterized in that at least one additive is an agent in powder form capable of scavenging aldehydes and is selected from aminoalcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER
    Inventor: Wolfram Maier
  • Patent number: 9791794
    Abstract: A toner includes a base particle comprising a crystalline polyester resin; and an external additive which is a group of silica particles having a number-average particle diameter of from 0.01 ?m to 0.11 ?m on the surface of the toner. A number ratio of the silica particles having a circularity not less than 0.8 is 20% or more in the total number of the silica particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Watanabe, Kenji Yoneda, Kohsuke Satoh, Tsuneyasu Nagatomo, Keiji Makabe, Daichi Hisakuni
  • Patent number: 9688784
    Abstract: The present invention includes a process for producing treated filler that includes (a) treating a slurry that includes untreated filler where the untreated filler has not been previously dried, with a treating composition that includes a treating agent, thereby forming a treated filler slurry, and (b) drying the treated filler slurry to produce treated filler. The treating agent can include a polymer having (i) at least one first group that interacts with the untreated filler and (ii) at least one second group that interacts with a rubber matrix into which the treated filler is incorporated. The present invention also is directed to treated filler prepared by the process, as well as rubber compounding compositions and tires including the treated filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Allen Okel, Peter Lawrence Votruba-Drzal, Justin Jonathan Martin, Raphael O. Kollah, Truman Wilt, Brian K. Rearick, Clint Steven Edelman, Linda K. Anderson, Feng Wang, Kurt G. Olson
  • Patent number: 9625666
    Abstract: A loose-tube fiber optic cable includes a cable core and a jacket. The cable core includes a buffer tube and an optical fiber, where the optical fiber is within the buffer tube. The buffer tube may be positioned at an interior region of the loose-tube fiber optic cable and the jacket may be positioned around the cable core. Material forming the buffer tube may have a composition of greater than or equal to about 70% by weight of a polymer that includes propylene monomers. At least a portion of the polymer may have a beta phase crystal structure characterized by a pseudo hexagonal crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATION LLC
    Inventor: Brandon Robert Williamson
  • Patent number: 9540744
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating an ingot according to the embodiment comprises a crucible for receiving a raw material; and a filter part for selectively filtering a specific component in the crucible, wherein the filter part comprises a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Geun Shin, Chang Hyun Son
  • Patent number: 9481797
    Abstract: A pigment mixture comprising (a) pigment particles, (b) colloidal spacer particles dispersed on surfaces of the pigment particles, and (c) carrier particles, wherein the pigment particles with colloidal spacer particles are dispersed on surfaces of the carrier particles. A pigment mixture of titanium dioxide pigment particles having colloidal silica spacer particles on surfaces of the titanium dioxide, the titanium dioxide and colloidal silica attached to surfaces of diatomaceous earth carrier particles, provides improved optical efficiency of the pigment and improved retention in a paper fiber matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cristal USA Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Burniston, Robert Burniston
  • Patent number: 9145337
    Abstract: Provided is a fiber reinforced cement based mixed material having high tensile strength and high toughness, the mixed material comprising a cementitious composition with fast development of early strength; a small hydration heat temperature; and a small shrinkage during curing. The fiber reinforced cement based mixed material contains 100 wt. parts of cement, 5-30 wt. parts of silica fume, 30-80 wt. parts of at least one pozzolanic material excluding the silica fume, 5-25 wt. parts of limestone powder, at least one chemical admixture, water, 70-150 wt. parts of aggregate having a largest aggregate diameter of 1.2-3.5 mm, and fibers, wherein at least some of the fibers comprise a fiber having asperities formed in the surface, the fiber having asperities being formed such that a ratio (h/H) of a depth h of each of recessed portions among the asperities to a smallest cross-sectional diameter H thereof is 0.05-0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: TAISEI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Tanaka, Osamu Hashimoto, Jun Sakamoto, Kazuhiko Nishi
  • Patent number: 9034096
    Abstract: An ultra-fine nepheline syenite powder produced from a pre-processed nepheline syenite powder feedstock. The powder having a “controlled” maximum grain size D95 or D99 of less than about 20 microns and a “controlled” minimum grain size D5 in the range of 2-8 microns with a particle size spread D5-D95 of less than about 12 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Unimin Corporation
    Inventors: Scott VanRemortel, Robert Ratcliff, Ibezim Anazia, Louis M. Schlesinger
  • Publication number: 20150132577
    Abstract: Precipitated silica specifically useful in the paper industry and in particular in paper-coating applications for inject printing, is characterized by an uptake of DOP oil lower than 260 ml/100 g, a pore volume (Vd25) of greater than 0.8 ml/g formed by pores having a diameter of less than 25 nm, a CTAB specific surface area of greater than 280 m2/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: PIERRE-YVES LAHARY, YVONICK CHEVALLIER, REMI VALERO
  • Patent number: 9028605
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are architectural coating compositions comprising spheroid shaped silica or silicate. The compositions exhibit a number of improved properties and are useful on a variety of substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: J.M. Huber Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Hagar, Ronald L. Romer, William C. Fultz, Karl W. Gallis
  • Patent number: 8999483
    Abstract: Disclosed is a honeycomb catalyst support structure comprising a honeycomb body and an outer layer or skin formed of a cement comprising an amorphous glass powder with a multimodal particle size distribution applied to an exterior surface of the honeycomb body. The multimodal particle size distribution is achieved through the use of a first glass powder having a first median particle size and at least a second glass powder having a second median particle size. In some embodiments, the first and second glass powders are the same amorphous glass consisting of fused silica. The cement may further include a fine-grained, sub-micron sized silica in the form of colloidal silica. The cement exhibits a coefficient of thermal expansion less than 15×10?7/° C., and preferably about 5×10?7/° C. after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas R. Chapman, Linda J. Ingersoll, Patrick D. Tepesch
  • Patent number: 8986442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to precipitated silicas which have extremely low microporosity and high rubber activity, to a process for their preparation, and to their use as filler for rubber mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Detlef Luginsland, Andre Wehmeier, Oleg Stenzel, Stefan Uhrlandt
  • Patent number: 8980960
    Abstract: Process for preparing a dispersion comprising silicon dioxide particles and cationizing agents, by dispersing 50 to 75 parts by weight of water, 25 to 50 parts by weight of silicon dioxide particles having a BET surface area of 30 to 500 m2/g and 100 to 300 ?g of cationizing agent per square meter of the BET surface area of the silicon dioxide particles, wherein the cationizing agent is obtainable by reacting at least one haloalkyl-functional alkoxysilane, hydrolysis products, condensation products and/or mixtures thereof with at least one aminoalcohol and water; and optionally removing the resulting hydrolysis alcohol from the reaction mixture. Also the process for preparing the dispersion, wherein the cationizing agent comprises one or more quaternary, aminoalcohol-functional, organosilicon compounds of formula III and/or condensation products thereof, wherein Ru and Rv are independently C2-4 alkyl group, m is 2-5 and n is 2-5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Scharfe, Andrea Heuschen, Christoph Batz-Sohn, Burkhard Standke, Christian Wassmer, Heinz Lach
  • Publication number: 20150013568
    Abstract: A glass filler manufacturing process and product which enable the manufacture of dental composite and dental cement products having superior product stability and also having superior physical properties. The process makes use of barium glass filler and strontium glass filler, which have high-radiopacity properties but could not previously be used for dental composites and dental cement. By simply coating the surface of the barium glass or strontium glass filler with an oxide having acid-resistance properties, and then following with a heat-treatment process, a suitable dental composite can be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hyung Sup Lim, Young Cheol Yoo, O Sung Kwon, Jung Won Seo
  • Patent number: 8933164
    Abstract: A dispersion, comprising 0.1 to 25% by weight hydrophobized silica, 8 to 90 wt % of at least one alcohol selected from the group consisting of ethanol, 1-propanol and 2-propanol, 7 to 89 wt % of water, 0 to 30% by weight solvent immiscible with water, and 0.04 to 5 wt % of at least one carboxyvinyl polymer present in neutralized form, can be applied to a surface using a non-drip application method and, by modifying the surface with hydrophobized silica, imparts water-repelling and self-cleaning properties to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Peggau, Harald Jakob, Wolfgang Lortz
  • 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: 8876966
    Abstract: A premixed composition is formed from modified polyacrylate polymer, silicone emulsion, one or more amine compounds, and silane, that cures rapidly to form a composition that can be used as a grout or coating. The premixed composition includes a latex resin including an acrylic-based polymer, a silicone emulsion, one or more amine compounds, and a silane, and optionally various fillers, pigments, and adjuvants. These components in the proper proportions form a stable viscous suspension that can be floated into tile joints, and cleaned from an adjacent tile surface. The composition rapidly cures to form a hard mass that is resistant to abrasion, in both dry and wet conditions, is color consistent, and is resistant to staining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Custom Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Taylor, Zosimo D. Pamaran
  • Patent number: 8871863
    Abstract: A method for producing a thermoplastic polymeric matrix includes adding a suspension containing a silicate compound and/or barium sulfate either before or during the polymerization of the polymerizable polymeric matrix; various articles are obtained by forming this polymeric matrix, such as yarns, fibers, filaments, films and molded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Rhodia Poliamida e Especialidades LTDA
    Inventors: Daniel Hideki Di Petta, Karla Krivtzoff Laguens, Leo Ricardo Bedore Dos Santos, Tarcis Cordeiro Bastos, Thomas Canova
  • Patent number: 8852332
    Abstract: A synthetic modifier known as JSSM for hot asphaltic paving mixes is formed of refinery bitumen, of which one example is 60/70 penetration grade, and clay and/or sand that is siloxane bonded. Another component may be a UV absorber. The synthetic modifier is added to refinery bitumen to produce a paving asphalt cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: JS3D Technology Company Limited
    Inventor: Dolly Nicholas
  • Patent number: 8815009
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for making sand compositions wherein manufactured sand particles are pretreated with a clay-mitigating polycation and blended with natural sand particles that have washed to remove fines such that at least 90% of the natural sand particles are retained on a 75 micron sieve. Methods of the invention also involve the use of the blended pretreated sand for making concrete wherein the sand is combined with cement, a polycarboxylate type dispersant, a further amount of clay-mitigating polycation compound, and at least one hydryoxyl or hydroxyl carboxylic acid or salt compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Arthur Kyriazis, Bruce Perry, Eric Koehler, Leon Bablouzian
  • Patent number: 8758501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nanoparticulate UV protectants which are obtainable by hydrothermal treatment of a nanoparticulate metal oxide and subsequent application of a silicon dioxide coating, and to the preparation and use thereof. The present invention furthermore relates to novel compositions, in particular for topical application, which are intended, in particular, for light protection of the skin and/or of the hair against UV radiation, and to the use thereof in the above-mentioned cosmetic application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, Sachtleben Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Pfluecker, Bernd Hirthe, Heike Saenger, Stephan John
  • Patent number: 8747541
    Abstract: Dispersion obtainable by reacting a) in 50 to 75 parts by weight of water b) 25 to 50 parts by weight of silica particles having a BET surface area of 30 to 500 m2/g and c) 100 to 300 ?g/m2 BET surface area of the silica particles from b) parts by weight of one or more aminofunctional, organosilicon compounds, the aminofunctional, organosilicon compound being a quaternary, aminofunctional, organosilicon compound which is obtainable by reacting at least one haloalkylfunctional silane as component A with a tertiary amine as component B in the presence of a defined amount of water and at least partly removing the resulting hydrolysis alcohol from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Scharfe, Christoph Batz-Sohn, Heinz Lach, Andrea Heuschen, Burkhard Standke, Christian Wassmer
  • Patent number: 8747544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid silica preparations composed of the components (A) 20% to 80% by weight, based on the total weight of the preparation, of a silica; (B) 20% to 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the preparation, of at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a water-soluble, nonionic, surface-active additive based on polyethers, a water-soluble, surface-active additive containing carboxylate groups, a polyurethane, an anionic, surface-active additive based on acidic phosphoric, phosphonic, sulfuric or sulfonic esters; (C) if appropriate, further components, the further components comprising no pigments, and the sum of all components (A), (B), and (C) making 100% by weight. The invention further relates to methods of producing them and also to methods of coloring high molecular mass organic or inorganic materials, more particularly of coloring plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hans Ulrich Reisacher, Uwe Mauthe
  • Patent number: 8728227
    Abstract: Multilayer pearlescent pigments with a silver interference color, based on platelet-shaped transparent substrates with an optically active coating, where the optically active coating includes at least a) a high-index layer A having a refractive index n ?1.8 b) a low-index layer B having a refractive index n <1.8 c) a high-index layer C having a refractive index n ?1.8 and also d) optionally an outer protective layer D. The multilayer pearlescent pigments have the indices D10, D50, D90 from the cumulative frequency distribution of the volume-averaged size distribution function, with a span ?D of 0.7 -1.4, the span ?D being calculated in accordance with the formula ?D =(D90 - D10)/D50. The invention further relates to a method for producing these multilayer pearlescent pigments, and also to their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Eckart GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Schumacher, Michael Grüner, Günter Kaupp
  • Patent number: 8709148
    Abstract: Particles colored with at least one colorant, where the colored glass particles are glass platelets with an average diameter of 1 to 500 ?m and the colorants at least include at least one of metallic nanoparticles and metal oxides. The glass platelets are planar and the colorants are present in a concentration from 1% to 55% by weight, based on the total weight of the colored glass platelets. The disclosure further relates to a method to a method for producing the colored glass particles and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Eckart GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Trummer, Ulrich Schmidt, Dirk Schumacher, Günter Kaupp, Christian Wolfrum
  • Patent number: 8702862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a universal metallic/pearlescent colorant composition that is free of VOCs including alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) and formaldehyde. The colorant composition comprises substantially no resin and comprises microcrystalline cellulose and optionally a synthetic silicate to disperse the metallic pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Rajesh Das, Mohammad Asif, Glen Cooper, Robert Sheerin
  • Patent number: 8680185
    Abstract: A composition for protecting a surface of an inorganic substrate, such as concrete, terrazzo, or ceramic tile, includes a silicate (i.e., an alkali metal polysilicate or a colloidal silica), a siliconate (e.g., a metal siliconate, such as an alkali metal methyl siliconate, etc.), acrylic latex, a silane coupling agent, and a solvent, such as ethylene glycol monobutyl ether. Inorganic substrates, such as concrete, stone, and ceramic materials, with such a composition on their surfaces are also disclosed, as are methods for polishing and protecting inorganic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Concrete Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dal N. Hills, Kent Barrus
  • Publication number: 20140033954
    Abstract: An activator composition, in particular suitable for activating latent hydraulic and/or pozzolanic materials in binder compositions, includes: a first component A, including an alkali metal salt and/or an earth alkali metal salt; a second component B, including a metal sulfate; optionally, a third component C, suitable for accelerating the hardening of a hydraulic binder material; and optionally, a filler material; with at least the components A, B and C, if present, being chemically different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Robert Flatt, Christophe Guyot, Pascal Bailleul
  • Publication number: 20140000483
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the surface treatment of inorganic pigment particles with agglomerates of fine primary particles or single crystals of inorganic compounds, particularly of oxides or sulphates. The method is characterized in that the inorganic compounds are first precipitated from an aqueous solution under suitable pH conditions in a separate vessel in the form of fluffily structured agglomerates and/or single crystals. The precipitation product is subsequently added to an aqueous suspension of inorganic pigment particles. The method is particularly suitable for the surface treatment of titanium dioxide particles, in order to achieve high hiding power or high opacity when used in emulsion paints or laminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Kronos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Juergens, Alexander Breyder, Frank Mersch, Siegfried Bluemel, Volker Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20140000487
    Abstract: Described herein is a flux-calcined diatomite composition having a cristobalite content of less than about 5% by weight relative to the total weight of the flux-calcined composition and a whiteness of greater than about 90. Also described herein is a process for producing flux-calcined diatomite compositions including calcining a feed composition including diatomite having an iron content of at least about 0.5% by weight relative to the total weight of the feed composition in the presence of at least one flux including at least one alkali metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Imerys Filtration Minerals, Inc.
    Inventor: Bo Wang
  • Patent number: 8617306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hetero-coagulated silica-alumina mixed oxide compositions that have a sharp refractive index and narrow refractive index dispersion between about 1.46 and 1.60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Transparent Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick M. Lambert, Joseph F. Bringley
  • Patent number: 8585819
    Abstract: An aqueous slurry of amorphous silica, the amorphous silica having a particle size less than 1 ?m. The slurry contains sepiolite as a stabiliser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Elkem AS
    Inventor: Mohamed Al-Bagoury
  • Patent number: 8568526
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass composition comprising crystalline phases, and to glass flakes produced therefrom. These glass flakes can be used as base substrate for effect pigments. The glass flakes can furthermore be used in paints, coatings, printing inks, plastics and in cosmetic formulations. The glass flakes are converted into glass-ceramics, and are present in one of the following composition ranges I or II in % by weight: I: 40-50 SiO2, 10-20 B2O3, 10-20 Na2O, 15-30 TiO2; II: 10-60 SiO2, 5-30 B2O3, 5-40 TiO2, 2-20 Nb2O5, 2-20 Fe2O3, 5-40 Na2O+K2O+CaO+SrO+BaO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Rueger, Anke Geisen, Gerald Karn
  • Patent number: 8568524
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising stamp sand granules embedded in asphalt, where the stamp sand granules comprise a silane coating. Additionally provided are methods of making a silane-coated stamp sand, the methods comprising combining stamp sand granules and a silane solution to form a mixture and drying the mixture. Additionally provided are methods of covering a surface, the methods comprising combining silane-coated particles and asphalt to provide a mixture and distributing the mixture on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Michigan Technology University
    Inventors: Bowen Li, Ralph Hodek, Domenic Popko, Jiann-Yang Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130260130
    Abstract: A method of applying a barrier coating to a component is provided. The method includes providing the component and preparing a slurry comprising a mixture. The mixture includes about 50-90 percent by volume fraction of a barrier coating composition, the barrier coating composition and 10-50 percent by volume fraction of a plurality of short fibers. The method includes applying at least one layer of the slurry to at least a portion of the component and curing the slurry on the portion of the component to obtain a fiber-reinforced barrier coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Glenn Curtis TAXACHER, Herbert Chidsey ROBERTS, III, Joshua Lee MARGOLIES
  • Patent number: 8518850
    Abstract: Stable high strength porous metal oxide articles suitable, for example, for use as catalyst supports, are prepared by predisposing fine metal oxide particles in water followed by fine dispersion under high shear, and subjecting the dispersion to a change in pH to coagulate the metal oxide particles and form a moldable viscoelastic composition. The moldings are substantially free of impurity atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Holger Szillat
  • Publication number: 20130216597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pigments based on multicoated flake-form substrates which are distinguished by the fact that at least 8 layers [layers (A)-(H)] are on the substrate, where an SiO2 layer (=layer A) is located directly on the surface of the substrate, and to the use thereof, inter alia, in paints, surface coatings, automobile paints, powder coatings, printing inks, security printing inks, plastics, ceramic materials, glasses, paper, in toners for electrophotographic printing processes, in seed, in greenhouse sheeting and tarpaulins, as absorbers in the laser marking of paper and plastics, and in cosmetic formulations, for the preparation of pigment pastes with water, organic and/or aqueous solvents, for the preparation of pigment compositions and dry preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Marcus Mathias, Meike Saatze
  • Patent number: 8476340
    Abstract: The present invention provides ceramic powder capable of being incorporated into rubber or a resin for the preparation of a composition, which shows excellent heat resistance and flame retardancy and which is used, for instance, as a semiconductor-sealing material. The ceramic powder has a multi-peak frequency distribution pattern having at least two peaks as a particle size distribution as determined using a laser diffraction-scattering type particle size-analyzer, wherein the maximum particle size for the first peak ranges from 40 to 80 ?m and that for the second peak ranges from 3 to 8 ?m and wherein the rate of the particles having a particle size of not less than 20 ?m and less than 40 ?m is not more than 20% by mass (inclusive of 0% by mass).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Nishi, Mitsuyoshi Iwasa
  • Publication number: 20130081556
    Abstract: Particulate mineral materials comprising at least one coating comprising at least one metal compound are disclosed. In one embodiment, the at least one metal compound is a metal silicate compound. In another embodiment, the at least one metal compound is a metal oxide compound. In one embodiment, the particulate mineral material is perlite. In another embodiment, the particulate mineral material is perlite microspheres. In a further embodiment, the particulate mineral material is diatomite. Methods of making particulate mineral materials coated with at least one metal compound are also disclosed. In one embodiment, the at least one metal compound may be injected into a perlite expander to form a metal compound coated perlite material. In another embodiment, the at least one metal compound may be applied through a low temperature coating process to the at least one particulate mineral material. Uses for metal compound coated particulate mineral materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: IMERYS FILTRATION MINERALS, INC.
    Inventor: IMERYS FILTRATION MINERALS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130081558
    Abstract: A water retention agent for a cementitious composition, characterized in that it takes the form of a liquid aqueous suspension of at least one polysaccharide at a mass concentration of between 15 and 30% in an aqueous solution of a strong base salt, excluding ammonium salts, with an anionic strength of between 1.25 mol/L and 15 mol/L, having a pH greater than 9 and containing an attapulgite in micronized form and at least one non-phyllitic mineral powder, referred to hereafter as filler, which is chemically inert in the aqueous suspension and which has a grain size of between 0.1 and 100 micrometres, the aqueous suspension being stable at least in a temperature range of between 5° C. and 30° C. The water retention agent is suitable for increasing both the viscosity and the water retention capacity of cementitious compositions without affecting the spreading ability thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicants: CIMENTS FRANCAIS, C.T.G. (CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU GROUPE ITALCEMENTI)
    Inventors: C.T.G. (Centre Technique du Groupe ITALCEMEN, Ciments Francais, Bénigne BOLLOTTE
  • Publication number: 20130068139
    Abstract: A process of preparing a silica sol is described. The process involves reacting a fresh sol with guanidine carbonate. The reaction may be conducted in the presence of a base (e.g., sodium water glass), and at a pH of from 8 to 12. The process of the present invention may also include concentrating steps. The silica sol prepared by the method of the present invention has a BET surface area of greater than or equal to 100 m2/g, and contains from 0.05 to 15% by weight of gaunidinium ions, based on the total weight of the silica gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Lothar Puppe, Dietrich Pantke
  • Patent number: 8377194
    Abstract: A silica-containing composition is disclosed. The composition comprises a compound having the following formula: (SiO2)x(OH)yMzSaF.B. M comprises at least one metal or metalloid cation S is a sulfur-based species. F optionally exists and F is at least one of the following: a functionalized organosilane, a sulfur-containing organosilane, an amine-containing organosilane, and an alkyl-containing organosilane at a surface area coverage of about 0.01 to about 100%. The molar ratio of y/x is equal to about 0.01 to about 0.5, the molar ratio of x/z is equal to about 0.5 to about 300 or from about 0.5 to about 100, and the molar ratio of a/z is about 0.5 to about 5. B is a hygroscopic solid at a water to solid molar ratio of 0.1-6 and preferably comprises at least one alkaline earth oxide or lanthanide oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Ergang, Ian Saratovsky, Hung-Ting Chen
  • Publication number: 20130036946
    Abstract: Methods of forming a silica-containing products are disclosed. One method comprises: (a) providing a silica containing precursor (SCP) contained in solution that has a pH less than or equal to a pH of 7; (b) optionally doping the SCP with one or more metal species; (d) adding an effective amount of salt to the solution so that the conductivity of the solution is greater than or equal to 4 mS; (e) optionally filtering and drying the SCP; and (f) optionally reacting the dried product from step e with a functional group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Ergang, Bruce A. Keiser, Richard Mimna, Brett Showalter, Ian Saratovsky, Hung-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 8357238
    Abstract: A premixed composition is formed from modified polyacrylate polymer, silicone emulsion, one or more amine compounds, and silane, that cures rapidly to form a composition that can be used as a grout or coating. The premixed composition includes a latex resin including an acrylic-based polymer, a silicone emulsion, one or more amine compounds, and a silane, and optionally various fillers, pigments, and adjuvants. These components in the proper proportions form a stable viscous suspension that can be floated into tile joints, and cleaned from an adjacent tile surface. The composition rapidly cures to form a hard mass that is resistant to abrasion, in both dry and wet conditions, is color consistent, and is resistant to staining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Custom Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Taylor, Zosimo D. Pamaran
  • Publication number: 20130008347
    Abstract: A composition for protecting a surface of an inorganic substrate, such as concrete, terrazzo, or ceramic tile, includes a silicate (i.e., an alkali metal polysilicate or a colloidal silica), a siliconate (e.g., a metal siliconate, such as an alkali metal methyl siliconate, etc.), acrylic latex, a silane coupling agent, and a solvent, such as ethylene glycol monobutyl ether. Inorganic substrates, such as concrete, stone, and ceramic materials, with such a composition on their surfaces are also disclosed, as are methods for polishing and protecting inorganic substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Dal N. Hills, Kent Barrus