Organic Sulfur Compound Patents (Class 106/725)
  • Patent number: 11117833
    Abstract: This rapid-hardening mortar composition includes: a rapid-hardening admixture; cement; and a fine aggregate, wherein the cement is contained in an amount of 100 parts by mass to 2,000 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the rapid-hardening admixture, the rapid-hardening admixture is a composition that contains: calcium aluminate; inorganic sulfate in an amount of 50 parts by mass to 200 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the calcium aluminate; and a setting modifier in an amount of 0.1 parts by mass to 10 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the calcium aluminate, and an average particle diameter of the calcium aluminate is in a range of 8 ?m to 100 ?m, and an average particle diameter of the setting modifier is in a range of 5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Kamitani, Daisuke Kimoto, Kenji Tokunaga, Hideo Tawara
  • Patent number: 10930405
    Abstract: An anti-radiation concrete comprising a geopolymer is described. In an implementation, the anti-radiation concrete comprises a mixture of at least two aqueous alkaline activators, fine aggregate, and coarse aggregate from high density metal-containing rocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: THE KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PERLIS
    Inventors: Kamarudin Hussin, Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah, Kahtan S Mohammed, Ali Basheer Azeez, Azmi Rahmat, Nik Noriman Zulkepli, Mohammed Binhussain
  • Patent number: 10851016
    Abstract: Trona-accelerated composition for backfilling trenches are described. The compositions consist of aggregate (e.g., sand), Portland cement, Trona, water and sometimes air. The compositions may have a compressive strength of between 10 psi and 100 psi after 4 hours, a compressive strength of between 75 psi and 500 psi after 28 days, and a penetration resistance of between 4.5 tsf and 200 tsf after 4 hours. Also disclosed are methods of filling a trench with fast-setting flowable fill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: J&P Invesco LLC
    Inventors: George Clarence Geal, III, Stanley R. Peters
  • Patent number: 10766819
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for controlling setting of carbonatable calcium silicate compositions that are contaminated with hydrating materials. These carbonatable calcium silicate cements are suitable for use as non-hydraulic cement that hardens by a carbonation process and may be applied in a variety of concrete components in the infrastructure, construction, pavement and landscaping industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SOLIDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Sean Quinn, Sadananda Sahu
  • Patent number: 10266700
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pulverulent composition preparable by contacting a powder with 0.01 to 50 wt %, based on the overall mass of the composition, of a liquid component comprising at least one copolymer obtainable by polymerizing a mixture of monomers comprising (I) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer which comprises at least one radical from the series carboxylic acid, carboxylic salt, carboxylic ester, carboxylic amide, carboxylic anhydride, and carboxylic imide and (II) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer having a polyalkylene oxide radical, the liquid component comprising at least 1 wt % of the at least one copolymer and at least 30 wt % of an organic solvent, and the powder which is contacted with the liquid component comprising no inorganic binder. Further disclosed is a binder composition which comprises a pulverulent composition of the invention and an inorganic binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Manfred Bichler, Michael Schinabeck, Torben Gädt, Oliver Mazanec
  • Patent number: 10233119
    Abstract: Cementitious compositions and methods for preparing and using the cementitious compositions to yield hardened concrete. The cementitious compositions yield hardened concrete having reduced or attenuated water vapor emission and lower internal relative humidity (IRH). Cementitious compositions are characterized by the property of rapid surface drying while maintaining good workability, particularly when using porous lightweight aggregates that absorb substantial amounts of water. Methods of decreasing water availability and increasing surface drying of concrete, including lightweight concrete, are provided. A water soluble ionic salt may be used to sequester water within the pores and capillaries of the cement paste and/or porous lightweight aggreate by modifying the colligative propertie of pore water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: US Concrete, Inc.
    Inventors: Alana Grace Guzzetta, Ryan Allen Henkensiefken, Raymond C. Turpin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9840066
    Abstract: This invention provides gypsum wallboards with a unique microstructure where the walls between voids are enhanced in thickness and strength to substantially improve the strength and handling properties of the wallboards. A method of making lightweight gypsum wallboards is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Qiang Yu, Weixin David Song
  • Patent number: 9579823
    Abstract: A bag is used to provide an admixture for a hydraulic composition, wherein a wall of the bag includes a layer, the layer including a water-soluble polymer, and wherein an admixture is present in the wall of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: LAFARGE
    Inventors: Vincent Duveau, Philippe Thouilleux, Alain Jacquet, Emmanuel Villard, Sébastien Georges
  • Patent number: 8986445
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a construction material and to the use of modified layered inorganic material. The construction material of the invention comprises a layered inorganic material, which layered inorganic material comprises an ionic organic modifier compound and a biocide. The construction material of the invention has increased resistance against microbial fouling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Jacobus Eversdijk, Karin Tempelaars, Rudolf Hartmut Fischer
  • Patent number: 8821630
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for modifying cementitious materials such as by reducing setting time. Polymer compositions of the invention are derived by polyetherifying mono-glycerols, optionally with alkylene glycols, to obtain polyglycerol homopolymers or copolymers, and then carboxylating the obtained polyglycerol homopolymers and/or copolymers with an organic acid having at least two carboxylic functionalities. The set retardation effect of the carboxylated-carboxylic polyglycerol polymer compositions in cementitious materials is reduced is compared to polyglycerol polymer not having the carboxylated-carboxylic groups, while its water reducing ability is maintained without loss of early compressive strength. Cementitious compositions and methods involving the carboxylated-carboxylic polyglycerol are also covered by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Lawrence L. Kuo, Izabela Goc-Maciejewska, Romain Faivre
  • Patent number: 8802753
    Abstract: An additive for manufacturing permeable concretes with improved properties and method for manufacturing the same are provided. The additive comprises in a total composition: 33.70 to 54.90% water; 0.30 to 0.50% defoamer; 0.30 to 0.40% bactericide; 0.30 to 0.50% polyglycol; 7.20 to 24.00% of a combination of emulsifiers; 15.50 to 17.00% moisturizer; 0.8 to 22.90% dispersant; and 0.70 to 1.00% biopolymer. The additive for manufacturing permeable concretes can be added to any type of stony aggregate and/or cement improving the product's mechanical properties required in each step before, during, and after of the setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jaime Grau Genesias
  • Patent number: 8728229
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cement slurry composition, containing a hydraulic cement material, (A) a first water-soluble low molecular weight compound and (B) a second water-soluble low molecular weight compound differing from the compound (A), wherein a combination of the compounds (A) and (B) is (I) the compound (A) selected from cationic surfactants and the compound (B) selected from anionic aromatic compounds; or (II) the compound (A) selected from cationic surfactants and the compound (B) selected from brominated compounds, and in the compound (A), a ratio of compounds having a hydrocarbon group of 18 or more carbon atoms is not less than 45% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Koyanagi, Toshiharu Kojima, Hotaka Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 8685159
    Abstract: An adhesion bond strength enhancer for cementitious adhesive mortar is disclosed. The adhesion enhancer improves bond strength between the mortar and relatively hydrophobic plastic material, such as extruded polystyrene boards and expanded polystyrene boards of the type generally employed in Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (“EIFS”). Preparation of non-caking, free-flowing, solid dialkyl sulfosuccinate compositions for use as the adhesion enhancer is also disclosed. The adhesion enhancer is attractive for large-scale application in mineral mortar dry-mixes or other solid construction materials. The invention can be used to improve the strength of an adhesive bond between a) gypsum based plaster or stucco and concrete or bricks, b) tile adhesives and concrete, and c) mineral mortars on polystyrene boards, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Gerald Kratschmer, Jorg Wilken
  • Publication number: 20140060388
    Abstract: Ultra-high-performance cementitious materials are made using suitably functionalized and relatively low-cost carbon nanofibers and graphite platelets. Polyelectrolytes and surfactants are physisorbed upon these graphite nanomaterials in water, and dispersion of nanomaterials in water is achieved by stirring. Stable and well-dispersed suspensions of nanomaterials in water are realized without using energy-intensive and costly methods, and also without the use of materials which could hinder the hydration and strength development of ultra-high-performance cementitious materials. The water incorporating dispersed nanomaterials is then mixed with the cementitious matrix and, optionally, microfibers, and cured following standard concrete mixing and curing practices. The resulting cementitious materials incorporating graphite nanomaterials and optionally microfibers offer a desired balance of strength, toughness, abrasion resistance, moisture barrier attributes, durability and fire resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: METNA CO
    Inventors: Muhammad Maqbool Sadiq, Anagi Manjula Balachandra, Parviz Soroushian
  • Patent number: 8591646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to construction materials comprising at least one binder, at least one oil-containing filler and at least one metallate additive according to formula (1): (RO)m-M-(Oa—Xb—R?c—Yd)n??(1) wherein M is one of titanium and zirconium. The present invention also relates to methods of preparing and using the inventive construction materials. The inventive construction material compositions are capable of utilizing oil-containing fillers in which the oil is stable in the final composition and the desired mechanical properties of the construction material are maintained or improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: S&E Innovative Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Salvatore J. Monte
  • Patent number: 8529693
    Abstract: An adhesion bond strength enhancer for cementitious adhesive mortar is disclosed. The adhesion enhancer improves bond strength between the mortar and relatively hydrophobic plastic material, such as extruded polystyrene boards and expanded polystyrene boards of the type generally employed in Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (“EIFS”). Preparation of non-caking, free-flowing, solid dialkyl sulfosuccinate compositions for use as the adhesion enhancer is also disclosed. The adhesion enhancer is attractive for large-scale application in mineral mortar dry-mixes or other solid construction materials. The invention can be used to improve the strength of an adhesive bond between a) gypsum based plaster or stucco and concrete or bricks, b) tile adhesives and concrete, and c) mineral mortars on polystyrene boards, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Troy Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald Krätschmer, Jörg Thomas Wilken
  • Patent number: 8394191
    Abstract: A cementitious composition including cement, water, and a rheology modifying additive (RMA) is provided. The inclusion of the RMA improves the cementitiuous composition's response to vibration, and dampens out differences due to minor fluctuations in initial slump of the composition. The RMA may include a dispersant for cementitiuous compositions. The cementitious composition may optionally include other admixtures or additives known in the industry. A method for making the cementitious composition is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Bury
  • Publication number: 20130036948
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions, methods, and systems for a material containing metastable carbonate and stabilizer. Methods for making the compositions and using the compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: MIGUEL FERNANDEZ, Irvin Chen, Patricia Tung Lee, Matthew Ginder-Vogel
  • Patent number: 8366825
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fast binder comprising; cement; at least one superplasticizer; calcium nitrite; and at least one formic derivative. The invention also concerns concrete mixtures obtained from said binder and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Chryso, Lafarge
    Inventors: Serge Sabio, Bruno Pellerin, Christophe Levy, Serge Ghilardi
  • Patent number: 8361220
    Abstract: A strength improvement admixture composition is provided that increases the compressive strength of cementitious compositions without negatively increasing the setting time. The admixture comprises the components of a polycarboxylate dispersant, a set retarder, and a strength improvement additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Bury, Thomas M. Vickers, Jr., Bruce J. Christensen
  • Patent number: 8353983
    Abstract: To provide shrinkage reducing agents which render excellent shrinkage reducing effect and frost-thaw resistance to cement compositions such as mortar and concrete without entraining excessive air, and exhibit excellent solution stability. The shrinkage reducing agent comprises a (poly)alkylene compound having an unsaturated bond represented by the formula (1): R2O—R1—O-(A1O)n—R3??(1) -(A2O)m—R4??(2) (wherein R1 is a C2-10 hydrocarbon group having an unsaturated bond; R2 is hydrogen or the formula (2); R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen or a C1-8 alkyl group; A1O and A2O are one or more kinds of C2-4 oxyalkylene groups; and n and m are mean addition numbers of moles of A1O and A2O, respectively, and 1 to 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Tomomi Sugiyama, Takumi Sugamata
  • Patent number: 8298328
    Abstract: A novel amorphous divalent metal ion salt for enhancing the manageability of a Portland cement and its application in dental field are disclosed. Typical formula (I), (II), or (III) of this amorphous metal ion salt are shown as following: M 2 + ? A x - ? B 2 - x - ( I ) M 2 + ? A y 2 - ? C ( 4 - y ) 4 2 - ( II ) M 2 + ? A z 3 - ? D ( 6 - z ) 9 3 - ( III ) wherein, M2+, A?, B?, C?2, D?3, x, y, and z are defined the same as the specification. A novel tooth filling material comprises: a Portland cement, a bone substitute substance, and an amorphous divalent metal ion salt with formula of (I), (II), or (III). In addition, a novel root canal filling material comprises: a Portland cement, a radiopaque substance, and an amorphous divalent metal ion salt with formula of (I), (II), or (III).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Taipei Medical University
    Inventors: Jeng-Chang Yang, Pei-Ying Lee, Dian-Yu Ji, Nai-Chia Teng, Sung-Chih Hsieh, Sheng-Yang Lee
  • Publication number: 20120240826
    Abstract: A cementitious composition the properties of which are useful for: a) reducing shrinkage cracking in stucco systems due to excess water present in initial mixing required to achieve adequate slump necessary for application, but not necessary for material hydration b) reducing full thickness cracking as a result of minor structural movement by increasing the flexural strength, c) reducing the time required to place the layers of a three-coat exterior stucco system. The composition of this material is a blend of ASTM C 150 Portland cement, an ASTM C 1328 Plastic (Stucco) cment and a minor amount of a sulfonated naphthalene formaldehyde condensate (SNF), also described as Polynaphthalene sulfonates (PNS) cement superplasticizer, also known as a HRWR (High Range Water Reducer).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen James Arment, Donald Nelson Gilbart
  • Publication number: 20120234540
    Abstract: Methods comprising providing a dry, solid particulate material comprising a cementitious material, a non-cementitious material, or a combination thereof and having a flow enhancing additive absorbed thereon. The flow enhancing additive comprises a flow inducing chemical, ethylene glycol, and water. The coated, dry, solid material is then mixed with a sufficient amount of water to form a pumpable slurry and then the slurry may be placed in a subterranean formation. In some cases the dry, solid particulate material comprising a cementitious material, a non-cementitious material, or a combination thereof and having a flow enhancing additive absorbed thereon may be stored for a period of time before the slurry is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Lewis, Rita McKinley, Russell Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 8258210
    Abstract: A strength improvement admixture composition is provided that increases the compressive strength of cementitious compositions without negatively increasing the setting time. The admixture comprises the components of a polycarboxylate dispersant, a set retarder, and a strength improvement additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Bury, Thomas M. Vickers, Jr., Bruce J. Christensen
  • Publication number: 20120137932
    Abstract: The present invention discloses compositions and methods wherein air entrained in cementitious materials at least one air-entraining cement additive is detrained using an ethoxylated, propoxylated fatty alcohol or alkylphenol having robustness for withstanding the harsh temperature and mechanical shearing effects of cement grinding mills. Exemplary air-entraining cement additives include a tertiary alkanolamine, a lignosulfonic acid or salt thereof, naphthalene sulfonate formaldehyde condensate, melamine sulfonate formaldehyde condensate, a glycol, a glycerin, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Josephine Cheung
  • Patent number: 8148304
    Abstract: A copolymer containing, as monomer components, a) at least one sulfonic acid-containing compound, b) at least one nitrogen-containing N-vinylamide, one acrylamide or methacrylamide and c) at least one bifunctional or higher-functional vinyl ether is proposed. These copolymers are suitable in particular as thixotropic agents, antisegregation agents and water retention agents and overall as an additive in cement-containing but also gypsum-based systems. Such copolymers having a molecular weight of >40 000 g/mol can be used in particular as admixtures in the exploration of mineral oil and natural gas deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Spindler, Andrea Assmann, Uwe Huber
  • Publication number: 20110030587
    Abstract: An agglomerated particulate lignosulfonate material may be made by introducing or forming lignosulfonate microparticles in a fluidized bed agglomerator, and introducing sufficient heated gas and lignosulfonate liquid in the agglomerator to convert the microparticles to lignosulfonate granules of enlarged size. The granules may have an average size of at least 0.1 mm, and may be used to make a dry-blended cement additive or oil well cement that may be dustless, easily poured and stored, and rapidly dissolved in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Kåre Reknes
  • Patent number: 7838597
    Abstract: A fluid loss additive for hydraulic cement, comprising a polyvinyl alcohol resin and a fluid loss ameliorating sulfonic acid-functionalized co-resin, where the polyvinyl alcohol has a characteristic viscosity in the range of about 1 to about 25 cps. The invention includes, in some embodiments, an aqueous concentrate of the PVOH resin and the sulfonic acid-functionalized co-resin, where the total resin content is in the range of about 10% to about 40% and the viscosity is less than 15,000 cps. By way of the invention it is possible to adjust hydraulic cement slurry characteristics in real time upon demand and reduce inventory by providing a concentrated aqueous fluid loss additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. George, Kristi J. Beckman, Freddie Lyn Sabins, Cory J. Sikora
  • Patent number: 7833341
    Abstract: The invention provides modified sulphur comprising sulphur and a polysulphide-containing organosilane in an amount of in the range of from 0.3 to 25 wt % based on the weight of sulphur, in which modified sulphur the combined amount of sulphur and polysulphide-containing organosilane make up in the range of from 90 to 100 wt % of the obtained modified sulphur and wherein the polysulphide-containing organosilane is of the general molecular formula (1): (X3Si)mH(2n+1?m)Cn-Sa-Cn?H(2n?+1?m?)(SiX?3)m?; wherein a is an integer in the range of from 2 to 8, X and X? each are, independently, a hydrolysable group, n and n? each are, independently, an integer in the range of from 1 to 4, and m and m? each are, independently, an integer in the range of from 1 to (2n+1). The invention further provides a process for preparing such modified sulphur, a sulphur cement product comprising the modified sulphur and a process for preparing such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Jany Birgitta Maria Antens, Denka Georgieva Hristova, Cornelis Hamelink, Guy Lode Magda Maria Verbist
  • Patent number: 7572330
    Abstract: The invention relates to the composition of fresh concrete and admixtures for fresh concrete and can be used in the construction industry for producing monolithic and precast concrete and reinforced concrete structures, in spraying mixtures and also in the oil extraction industry when producing injection and insulation cement materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventors: Satanowskaja Olga Solomonowna Tselner, legal representative, Oswald Vocke, Mikhail Tselner
  • Patent number: 7507281
    Abstract: An antimicrobial cementitious composition for imparting antimicrobial characteristics to cement comprises a cement-based compound and an imazalil agent; combinations of agents also may be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventors: Ivan W. Ong, H. Wayne Swofford
  • Publication number: 20080156232
    Abstract: Efficient antimicrobial additives are provided comprising a wettable, cake-forming inorganic material having dispersed therein an inorganic or organometallic antimicrobial agent capable of releasing antimicrobial metal ions. These antimicrobial additives are especially effective for use in cements, mortars and cementitious compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph J. Crudden, Joseph V. Lazzaro, Edward K. Welch
  • Publication number: 20080078307
    Abstract: The prevention of latex inversion in saltwater cement compositions for use in subterranean formations by inclusion of a combination of latex stabilizers and associated methods of cementing. Saltwater cement compositions comprising saltwater, a cement, a latex, a first latex stabilizer comprising a surfactant having the formula: R—O—(OCH2CH2)mXM wherein R is an alkyl group having in the range of from about 10 carbons to about 20 carbons, m is an integer in the range of from about 10 to about 40, X is OSO3 or SO3, and M is a compatible cation, and a second latex stabilizer comprising an alcohol ether sulfate having the formula: R1—O—(OCH2CH2)nOSO3M wherein R1 is an alkyl group having in the range of from about 4 carbons to about 12 carbons, n is an integer in the range of from about 1 to about 10, and M is a compatible cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Jiten Chatterji, Bobby J. King, D. Chad Brenneis, Roger S. Cromwell
  • Patent number: 7293941
    Abstract: Disulfonate salts of 2,4-pentanedione and methods for making such salts are described. The disulfonate salts are useful as cement dispersants. Cement compositions including such salts, methods for making cement compositions including such salts, and methods for performing cementing operations using such cement compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Lewis, Michael J. Szymanski
  • Patent number: 7285166
    Abstract: Methods and cement compositions are provided for sealing a subterranean zone penetrated by a wellbore, wherein the cement composition comprises zeolite, cementitious material, and a mixing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Luke, B. Raghava Reddy, Russell M. Fitzgerald, Frank Zamora, Glen C. Fyten, Keith A. Rispler, Donald A. Getzlaf, Dennis W. Gray, Sears T. Dealy
  • Patent number: 7261771
    Abstract: A process for increasing the viscosity of an aqueous cementitious mixture during its working state by mixing oppositely-charge polyelectrolytes into the cementitious mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: nanoStrata Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph B. Schlenoff
  • Patent number: 7258738
    Abstract: Disulfonate salts of 2,4-pentanedione and methods for making such salts are described. The disulfonate salts are useful as cement dispersants. Cement compositions including such salts, methods for making cement compositions including such salts, and methods for performing cementing operations using such cement compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Lewis, Michael J. Szymanski
  • Patent number: 7255731
    Abstract: The subject of the present invention is the use of particular polysaccharides as admixtures for mineral materials, especially as admixtures for mineral binders. These polysaccharides have, characteristically: a weight-average molecular weight Mw of at least 500 g/mol and at most 9000 g/mol, especially between 700 and 7000 g/mol; and a degree of branching DB of at least 10%, especially between 10 and 40%. The invention also relates to the combined use, in mineral materials, including especially mineral binders, of these particular polysaccharides on the one hand and of certain other admixtures on the other hand, for example admixtures, of saccharidic or nonsaccharidic type, having a plasticizing, superplasticizing or other functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventor: Léon Mentink
  • Patent number: 7232873
    Abstract: A polycarboxylic acid cement dispersant that can exhibit high dispersing ability and allow deforming in early stages in the case of producing concrete products, whereby the turnover of a formwork is increased so as to improve productivity, and the method of producing such as concrete product are provided. The polycarboxylic acid cement dispersant which provides a cement composition having a penetration resistance value exponent of 55 MPa or more and a slump retention exponent of 80% or more, and the method of producing a concrete product which makes use of a copolymer derived by using monomer components comprising the monomer (A) as polyalkylene glycol unsaturated monomer, the monomer (B) as unsaturated carboxylic monomer, and the monomer (C) as sulfonic acid group-containing monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Tomita, Hirokatsu Kawakami, Hiroko Okochi
  • Patent number: 7223443
    Abstract: An antimicrobial cementitious composition for imparting antimicrobial characteristics to cement comprises cement and an antimicrobial agent selected from the group consisting of an ortho-phenyl phenol or salt thereof, a tolyl diiodomethyl sulfone, a zinc pyrithione, an oxathiazine, an azole, a chlorothalonil, and a triazine diamine; combinations of agents also may be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Ivan Wei-Kang Ong
  • Patent number: 7147706
    Abstract: Cementitious compositions having high compressive strength and high flexibility. An efficient method of making such strong cementitious compositions entails pre-mixing cement additives that can easily be added to a mixture of cement, silica, fibers and water. The cementitious compositions can be used to make strong, thin layers, such as tiles, that are relatively lightweight, as well as heavy structures, such as roads and bridges, without additional reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Carpentercrete, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew R. Piazza
  • Patent number: 7128781
    Abstract: Cementitious compositions having high compressive strength and high flexibility. An efficient method of making such strong cementitious compositions entails pre-mixing cement additives that can easily be added to a mixture of cement, silica, fibers and water. The cementitious compositions can be used to make strong, thin layers, such as tiles, that are relatively lightweight, as well as heavy structures, such as roads and bridges, without additional reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Carpentercrete, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew R. Piazza
  • Patent number: 7052543
    Abstract: The current invention provides an improved permeable cement composition for formation of downhole sand screens. The improved composition includes an effective amount of a surfactant. Addition of the surfactant to the permeable cement composition yields at least a pumpable slurry with a minimal amount of water or brine solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Johnny A. Barton
  • Patent number: 7008477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to foamed cement slurries, additives and methods. A foamed cement slurry of the invention comprises a hydraulic cement, sufficient water to form a slurry, sufficient gas to form a foam and an environmentally benign foaming and stabilizing additive comprising a mixture of an ammonium salt of an alkyl ether sulfate surfactant, a cocoamidopropyl hydroxysultaine surfactant, a cocoamidopropyl dimethylamine oxide surfactant, sodium chloride and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiten Chatterji, Bobby J. King, Roger S. Cronwell, D. Chad Brenneis, Dennis W. Gray
  • Patent number: 6989057
    Abstract: A method and cement composition is provided for sealing a subterranean zone penetrated by a well bore, wherein the cement composition comprises zeolite, cementitious material, and water sufficient to form a slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Getzlaf, Karen Luke, Keith A. Rispler, Russell M. Fitzgerald, Glen C. Fyten
  • Patent number: 6982000
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved cement compositions comprising hydraulic cement, silica hydrophobicized with a mixture of organosilicon compounds and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiten Chatterji, Roger S. Cromwell, Craig W. Roddy
  • Patent number: 6916369
    Abstract: Exemplary compositions comprise at least one aldopentonic acid, such as xylonic acid; and further comprise a lignin, a lignosulfonic acid or its salt, an additional sugar acid such as a aldohexonic acid or salt, a conventional admixture (such as a polyacrylate superplasticizer, a corrosion inhibitor, a set retard, a set accelerator, etc.), or a mixture thereof. Exemplary methods for obtaining microbiologically or enzymatically converted sugar acids are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Byong-wa Chun, Benita Dair, Charlotte B. Porteneuve, Ara Avedis Jeknavorian, Josephine Ho-Wah Cheung, Lawrence R. Roberts
  • Patent number: 6899177
    Abstract: Methods of cementing subterranean zones penetrated by well bores using cement compositions having enhanced compressive strengths are provided. A method of the invention basically comprises the steps of preparing or providing a cement composition having enhanced compressive strength upon setting comprising a hydraulic cement, sufficient water to form a slurry and a hydroxyamine compressive strength enhancing additive. Thereafter, the cement composition is placed in a subterranean zone to be cemented and allowed to set into an impermeable solid mass therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiten Chatterj, Roger S. Cromwell, Bobby J. King, D. Chad Brenneis
  • Patent number: 6863837
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sulfonated coal tar distillate salt polymer that is a condensation product of an aldehyde, preferably formaldehyde, and a sulfonated middle fraction obtained during coal tar distillation. The middle fraction includes from about 40% to about 95% by weight naphthalene and from about 5% to about 60% by weight of a plurality of compounds selected from the group consisting of quinoline, indene, biphenyl, indane, acenaphthene, anthracene, phenanthrene, methyl naphthalene, cresol, phenol, xylenol, and tetralin. The present invention also provides a method of forming a sulfonated coal tar distillate salt polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Arpad Savoly, Dawn P. Elko, Bennie Veal, Michelle L. McMahon, David B. Heller, Jr.