Cellulose Or Plant Material Patents (Class 106/805)
  • Patent number: 10457600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for providing modified gypsum plaster or filling compositions having reduced agglomeration in comparison to gypsum plaster or filling compositions comprising cellulose ether in a specific amount from 0.1 to 1.0 weight percent, based on the total dry weight of said composition. Also provided are dry mortars comprising cellulose ether, gelatin and gypsum for use in such methods, and gypsum-free mixtures comprising cellulose ether and gelatin which may be added to gypsum binder for use a for use in such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joerg Neubauer, Sonja Scharlemann
  • Patent number: 10159630
    Abstract: Compositions are disclosed that comprise at least one compound of formula IV: wherein the variable are as defined in the specification. The compositions are antimicrobial and optionally curable, and useful, inter alia, in dental, medical, and industrial applications for reinforcement and/or adhering two surfaces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Kimmerling Holdings Group, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Blizzard, Kirk Kimmerling, Joseph P. Rapp
  • Patent number: 10100534
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved mortar mixture comprising a mixture of a pre-mortar mixture and water. The pre-mortar mixture comprises cement ranging between 37 and 41% by weight, sand ranging between 59 to 63% by weight, bentonite ranging between 0.001 and 0.003% by weight, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HMPC) ranging between 0.001 and 0.002% by weight and plaster of paris ranging between 0.002 and 0.004% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Serendipity Technologies LLC.
    Inventor: Amen Dhyllon
  • Patent number: 9944559
    Abstract: A new water-based inorganic binder composition includes inorganic binder, cellulose ether and microcrystalline cellulose. A new additive for water-based inorganic binder compositions includes cellulose ether and microcrystalline cellulose. A method for improving the properties of water-based inorganic binder compositions includes blending a combination of cellulose ether and microcrystalline cellulose in the water-based binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sonja Scharlemann, Joerg Neubauer, Matthias Knarr
  • Patent number: 9028606
    Abstract: A cementitious composite product that can function as a substitute for stone and solid surface materials, such as granite, marble, and engineered stone is provided. Furthermore methods for manufacturing the cementitious composite product using an extrudable cementitious composition that can be extruded or otherwise shaped into stone-like building products that can be used as a substitute for many known stone products is disclosed. In one embodiment, the cementitious composite products can be manufactured more cheaply to be as tough or tougher and more durable than stone and solid surface materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Per Just Andersen, Simon K. Hodson
  • Publication number: 20150096464
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods including hydraulic cement, supplementary cementitious material, and/or self-cementing material. Methods for making the compositions and using the compositions are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Irvin CHEN, Miguel FERNANDEZ, Joshua PATTERSON, Martin DEVENNEY
  • Publication number: 20150083026
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for preparing self-binding pigment particles from an aqueous suspension of a calcium carbonate containing material, wherein an anionic binder and at least one cationic polymer are mixed with the suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Patrick A.C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Maximilian Laufmann, Lars Andersson
  • Patent number: 8946396
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Borregaard Industries Limited
    Inventor: Kåre Reknes
  • Publication number: 20150030391
    Abstract: The invention relates to a binder composition comprising water glass and psyllium. It relates further to path material comprising such a binder composition, and to the use of the binder composition for binding an aggregate. The invention relates further to a method for providing a traffic area or parts of a traffic area, wherein the binder composition is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Sven Fritsche
  • Patent number: 8920557
    Abstract: Provided are an additive for skim coat mortar and a skim coat mortar composition including the same, and the additive is a blend of cellulose ether having hydroxyalkylalkyl cellulose cross-linked with an aldehyde compound and hydroxyalkyl cellulose cross-linked with an aldehyde compound. By applying the additive to a skim coat mortar composition, it is possible to improve workability, surface luster, and a creamy property while maintaining a water retention property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: A Reum Lee, Sung Hoon Kim, Nak Woon Choi
  • Patent number: 8920556
    Abstract: A cementitious composition including at least one cementitious and/or pozzolanic material and at least one desugared molasses. A method of preparing a cementitious composition including forming a mixture of water, at least one cementitious and/or pozzolanic material and at least one desugared molasses. An admixture for cementitious compositions including: (i) at least one desugared molasses; and (ii) at least one alkanolamine and/or at least one polyhydroxyalkylamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Samy M. Shendy, Daniel Constantiner
  • Publication number: 20140366779
    Abstract: Fibre cement material, which contains organic fibres, is used as an additional raw material for the production of cement clinker. The cement clinker is produced in a system which comprises a cyclone tower (11) and a rotating drum kiln (15). The cyclone tower (11) comprises cyclones (1-5) and a pre-calciner unit (10) wherein fuel is combusted to feed the cyclone tower with heat. The raw clinker meal is passed through the cyclone tower to preheat it. By the combustion of the fuel in the pre-calciner unit (10) a hot zone is produced in the cyclone tower wherein the raw clinker meal is calcined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joris Schoon, Luc Van Der Heyden
  • Publication number: 20140371172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of suspensions of nano-fibrillar cellulose by providing cellulose fibres and at least one filler and/or pigment; combining the cellulose fibres and the at least one filler and/or pigment; and fibrillating the cellulose fibres in the presence of at least one filler and/or pigment, as well as the suspensions of nano-fibrillar cellulose obtained by this process and their uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Daniel Gantenbein, Michel Schenker, Michael Pohl, Beat Kübler
  • Publication number: 20140352578
    Abstract: A composition includes an admixture of a cementitious component and a cellulosic component. The cellulosic component includes a cellulosic fibrous material and water. The admixture is suitable for mixing with a second amount of water to form a hardened material. A method includes reducing a cellulosic fiber material to produce a fiber fragment material, treating the fiber fragment material, and rinsing the treated fiber fragment product with water to form a rinsed fiber fragment material. Treating the fiber fragment material includes admixing the fiber fragment material and water to form an admixture, heating the admixture, agitating the admixture, and separating a treated fiber fragment product from the admixture. The method is effectively controlled so that the rinsed fiber fragment material is suitable for reacting with a cementitious component to form a hardened material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SANDROCK VENTURES LLC
    Inventor: Mason Baker
  • Publication number: 20140345498
    Abstract: A self-leveling composition is provided comprising a water-soluble hydroxyalkyl alkyl cellulose, cement, aggregate, and water. The hydroxyalkyl alkyl cellulose is such that a degree of alkyl substitution is 1.2-1.7, the sum of the degree of alkyl substitution and a molar substitution of hydroxyalkyl is 1.5-2.0, and a proportion of glucose rings not substituted with alkyl and hydroxyalkyl is up to 10 mol % based on glucose ring units. The composition has a minimal change with time of fluidity and a short setting time despite the use of inexpensive cellulose ether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu KONISHI, Tsutomu YAMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20140318420
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for calcining active blending material involving feeding material outside of a kiln head and the blending material obtained. The process comprises feeding material from outside of kiln head of rotary kiln into inside of kiln hood and to grate cooler, wherein the material is coal gangue, shale, clay, peat, mud and the like which can form active cement component through low temperature calcining, and calcining the material at low temperature. Disclosed also is a cement production apparatus for carrying out the process provided, comprising feeder nose(s) provided on the kiln hood and/or grate cooler for feeding the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Zhengliang Qi
  • Publication number: 20140311387
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to a hydraulic composition with a prolonged open time. More particularly, the composition comprises at least one cement retarder and at least one accelerator. The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) further relates to a dry mortar composition comprising the hydraulic composition having prolonged open time without deterioration of the other cement tile adhesive properties such as workability, setting time, strength development and sag resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HERCULES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Wilfried Adolf Hohn, Stefan Hucko, Alexander Adolphe Kindler, Vera Louise Nilles, Martin Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 8852338
    Abstract: A composite panel is made from wood and cementitious binders, with flat surfaces and several possible colors. The panel comprises 35 to 85% of grey or white Portland cement; 10 to 30% of debarked resinous wood particles; 5 to 20% of semi-hydrated calcium sulphate; 0 to 10% of a surface accelerator; 0 to 10% of aluminum sulphate solution; 0 to 30% of calcium carbonate; and 0 to 15% of pigments. The process of preparation for the existing VIROC panel is adjusted to the new material. This panel, in addition to being very resistant and showing high performances in terms of resistance to impact, humidity, temperature variation, noise and fungi, as well as other microorganisms, also complies with all the requirements of the associated product standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Secil-Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimento, S.A.
    Inventor: Angela Maria Jesus De Sequeira Serra Nunes
  • Patent number: 8846157
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing solid materials having an air content of ?16 vol. % in relation to the total volume of solid materials, characterised in that hydraulically setting coating agents containing at least one cationic protective colloid are applied to an undersurface by means of mechanical methods using compressed air with air quantity factors of up to 100 or by manual methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Klaus Bonin
  • Publication number: 20140287148
    Abstract: Cellulose ethers, wherein at least a part of the hydroxyl groups of the cellulose backbone are substituted by methoxy groups and hydroxyalkoxy groups, and optionally alkoxy groups being different from methoxy groups, having an unconventional distribution of methoxy substituents at the 2-, 3- and 6-positions of the anhydroglucose units are described. Such cellulose ethers exhibit significantly higher thermoreversible gel strengths than any known hydroxyalkyl methyl celluloses of comparable viscosity and kind and level of substitution rendering them useful as additives for building compositions such as cement based tile adhesives. In particular, such cellulose ethers can be used to improve the attainable adhesion strength after heat storage conditioning and the temporal setting characteristics of a building composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Rene Kiesewetter, Grit Grote, Meinolf Brackhagen, Matthias Knarr, Roland Adden
  • Publication number: 20140262023
    Abstract: The present invention provides an additive blend containing cellulose ether and psyllium suitable for use in dry mix compositions containing a hydraulic binder. The dry mix compositions are particularly useful as a mortar composition, especially for tile adhesives because the compositions improve slip resistance of cement containing tile adhesives, the present invention also provides improved cement containing tile adhesives for larger tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Rene Kiesewetter, Lars Fengler
  • Publication number: 20140252672
    Abstract: Powder compositions that can be used with traditional 3D printing technology and methods for producing 3D printed building materials that have comparable compressive strength to standard concrete and tensile strength up to 70% greater than standard concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Ronald Rael
  • Patent number: 8815008
    Abstract: A method of absorbing a liquid is disclosed. The method comprises mixing a recycled, starch-based absorbent having an average mesh size greater than 80 mesh with a liquid to form a composition. The invention also relates to compositions formed by mixing the recycled starch-based absorbent with a liquid. Lastly, a kit comprising the recycled absorbent is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Cameron Drake, Webb K. Kane, George Koutlakis, John Hugh Rogers
  • Publication number: 20140199532
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are low density fiber cement articles, such as fiber cement building panels and sheets, comprised of multiple overlaying fiber cement substrate layers having small and uniform entrained air pockets distributed throughout. Also disclosed herein are air entrainment systems and methods for manufacturing aerated low density fiber cement panels or sheets with consistent air void content and uniform air void distribution. Also disclosed herein are air entrainment technologies adapted to work in conjunction with the Hatschek process to produce aerated fiber cement articles having controlled air void content and distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: JAMES HARDIE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Joe Zhou Peng, Thomas Patrick Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140182486
    Abstract: Provided are an additive for skim coat mortar and a skim coat mortar composition including the same, and the additive is a blend of cellulose ether having hydroxyalkylalkyl cellulose cross-linked with an aldehyde compound and hydroxyalkyl cellulose cross-linked with an aldehyde compound. By applying the additive to a skim coat mortar composition, it is possible to improve workability, surface luster, and a creamy property while maintaining a water retention property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG FINE CHEMICALS CO., LTD
    Inventors: A Reum Lee, Sung Hoon Kim, Nak Woon Choi
  • Publication number: 20140165881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to engineered cellulosic products which comprise plant material from plants of the genus Cymbopogon. Methods of making the engineered cellulosic products are also described. The engineered cellulosic products include particle boards and fibre boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Megan Ruth Pike, Anthony Douglas Pike
  • Publication number: 20140130708
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods including hydraulic cement, supplementary cementitious material, and/or self-cementing material. Methods for making the compositions and using the compositions are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CALERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: IRVIN CHEN, MIGUEL FERNANDEZ, JOSHUA PATTERSON, MARTIN DEVENNEY
  • Publication number: 20140135429
    Abstract: A hydraulic setting adhesive containing a hydraulic binder, fillers, a water retention agent, a sulfoalkylester surfactant, and optionally a redispersible polymer powder and/or a polymer dispersion, wherein the surfactant is represented by the formula of MSO3-R1—(—COOR2)n, wherein M is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and ammonium; R1 is linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated C1-C10 alkylene that optionally can be substituted by one or more hydroxyl, halogen, nitro or cyano groups; R2 can be identical or different from R1 and is represented by C1-C22 linear or branched alkyl; and n is an integer from 1 to 10, and wherein the hydraulic setting adhesive based on its dry weight comprises 0.1-3% by weight of the water retention agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Rene Kiesewetter
  • Patent number: 8720563
    Abstract: A cement composition for use in an oil or gas well, the cement composition comprises: a calcium aluminate cement; water; an organic acid; and a polymeric mixture comprising: (A) water; (B) citric acid; (C) a first polymer, wherein the first polymer: (i) comprises a cellulose backbone and carboxymethyl functional groups; and (ii) has a molecular weight of less than 100,000; and (D) a second polymer, wherein the second polymer: (i) comprises a lignosulfonate; and (ii) has a molecular weight of less than 100,000, wherein a test composition consisting essentially of: the cement; the water; the organic acid; and the polymeric mixture, and in the same proportions as in the cement composition has a thickening time of at least 5 hours at a temperature of 300° F. (148.9° C.) and a pressure of 10,000 psi (68.9 MPa).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc
    Inventors: Trissa Joseph, Pankaj Phani Chakraborty, Mohand Melbouci
  • Publication number: 20140116298
    Abstract: Sealant compositions comprising: a wellbore treatment fluid; a set modifier; and, a polymeric component that inhibits release of the set modifier; wherein exposure to ionizing radiation causes degradation of the polymeric component resulting in release of the set modifier and an increase in the mechanical strength of the sealant composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Lewis, James L. Davis, Vijay Gupta, Michele Ostraat, David F. Myers, Michael Lamvik, Andrew K. Dummer, Vikram Rao, Lawrence R. Roberts, Anthony Badalamenti, Paul Hoertz
  • Patent number: 8689870
    Abstract: Methylhydroxyethyl cellulose may be used as an additive in cement slurries in the treatment of wells to prevent or reduce the occurrence of gas channeling. In addition to acting as a gas control additive, methylhydroxyethyl cellulose controls fluid loss, minimizes free fluid and stabilizes foam during cementing of the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Windal Scott Bray, Andreas Brandl
  • Publication number: 20140065353
    Abstract: A composition for applying to a honeycomb body includes a refractory filler, an organic binder, an inorganic binder, and a liquid vehicle, wherein the refractory filler, the particle size distribution of the refractory filler, the organic binder, and the inorganic binder are selected such that, when the composition is applied to plug a plurality of channels of the honeycomb body, the plug depth variability is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Riverfront Plaza
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Anthony Joseph Cecce, Allison Elizabeth Cronin, Huthavahana Kuchibhotla Sarma, Courtney Spencer Warren
  • 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: 8652252
    Abstract: A hydraulic composition comprising a water-soluble hydroxyalkyl alkyl cellulose, cement, aggregate, reinforcing fibers, and water is provided. The hydroxyalkyl alkyl cellulose has a degree of alkyl substitution of 1.2-1.7, the sum of the degree of alkyl substitution and the molar substitution of hydroxyalkyl is 1.5-2.0, and a proportion of glucose ring not substituted with alkyl and hydroxyalkyl groups per glucose ring unit is up to 10 mol %. The composition cures within a short time and is extrusion moldable even at elevated temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Konishi, Rumiko Itoh, Tsutomu Yamakawa, Kazuhisa Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 8628713
    Abstract: An inorganic board contains, in a solid content ratio, 30 to 70 mass % of hydraulic material, 5 to 15 mass % of reinforcing fiber, and 1 to 30 mass % of wollastonite having a wet volume (after being allowed to stand for 30 minutes) of 15 to 45 ml. Also, a method includes: step of producing a slurry containing hydraulic material, reinforcing fiber, and wollastonite; step of producing a sheet by dehydrating the slurry; and step of pressing and curing the sheet; wherein, in the step of producing a slurry, a composition of the slurry is set so as to contain, in a solid content ratio, 30 to 70 mass % of hydraulic material, 5 to 15 mass % of reinforcing fiber, and 1 to 30 mass % of wollastonite having a wet volume (after being allowed to stand for 30 minutes) of 15 to 45 ml.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Ikeda, Yusuke Omori
  • Publication number: 20130274149
    Abstract: Treatment fluids and methods for treating a subterranean formation are disclosed that include introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, the treatment fluid containing a nanocrystalline cellulose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Valerie Lafitte, Jesse C. Lee, Syed A. Ali, Philip F. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20130251951
    Abstract: A mineral bonded Wood Strand Cement (usually Portland cement or Magnesite or Gypsum) Board which is produced from a mixture of wood strands or a similar fibre material, water, a suitable binder like cement, and possibly additives, which mixture is cured under pressure to form a board with a practically entirely closed surface. For the boards according to the invention, wood strands are being used that are broader and thinner than used until presently in acoustic Wood Wool Cement Boards. Moreover, the invention relates to a method of orienting wood strands and a production process for the production of such Wood Strand Cement Boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Gerrit Jan Van Elten
  • Patent number: 8460460
    Abstract: A cementitious composition including at least one cementitious and/or pozzolanic material and at least one desugared molasses. A method of preparing a cementitious composition including forming a mixture of water, at least one cementitious and/or pozzolanic material and at least one desugared molasses. An admixture for cementitious compositions including: (i) at least one desugared molasses; and (ii) at least one alkanolamine and/or at least one polyhydroxyalkylamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Samy M. Shendy, Daniel Constantiner
  • Patent number: 8461233
    Abstract: A fiber-cement product which includes a treated cellulose wood pulp fiber. The fiber is treated with fibrillated carboxymethyl cellulose or a carboxyethyl cellulose and poly(diallyldimethyl ammonium)chloride. The fiber can be bleached or partially bleached, refined or unrefined or a mixture of refined and unrefined fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: S. Ananda Weerawarna, Harshadkumar M. Shah
  • Publication number: 20130130949
    Abstract: A cellulose ether having (i) one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of methyl, hydroxyethyl and hydroxypropyl, (ii) one or more hydrophobic substituents, and (iii) one or more cationic, tertiary amino, or anionic substituents, and having a retained dynamic viscosity, % ?80/25, of at least 30 percent, wherein % ?80/25=[dynamic solution viscosity at 80° C./dynamic solution viscosity at 25° C.]×100, the dynamic solution viscosity at 25° C. and 80° being measured as 1% aqueous solution, is useful for modifying the viscosity of a composition selected from the group consisting of wellbore servicing fluids, cementitious formulations, ceramics, metal working fluids and cutting fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: UNION CARBIDE CHEMICALS & PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Emmett M. Partain, III, Russell L. Kreeger
  • Publication number: 20130118743
    Abstract: Novel nonionic cellulose ethers exhibit a reduced degree of thermal thinning and are efficient thickeners at elevated temperatures. The nonionic cellulose ether has hydroxyethyl groups and is further substituted with one or more hydrophobic substituents. The cellulose ether further has at least one of the properties a), b) or c): a) a retained dynamic viscosity, %?80/25, of at least 30 percent, wherein % ?180/25=[dynamic solution viscosity at 80° C./dynamic solution viscosity at 25° C.? 100, the dynamic solution viscosity at 25° C. and 80° C. being measured as 1% aqueous solution; b) a storage modulus of at least 15 Pascals at 25° C. and a retained storage modulus, % G?80/25, of at least 12 percent, wherein %G?80/25=[storage modulus at 80° C./storage modulus at 25° C.] 100, the storage modulus at 25° C. and 80° C. being measured as a 1% aqueous solution; c) a critical association concentration of less than 15 ppm as measured by light-scattering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: UNION CARBIDE CHEMICALS & PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Emmett M. Partain, III
  • Patent number: 8435345
    Abstract: A method of curing cementitious material comprising added a carboxylated bleached wood pulp fiber to the material during mixing. The fiber has a carboxyl content of from 10 to 70 meq/100 g cellulose fiber. The fibers are 0.1 to 5% by weight of the dry weight of the cementitious material. The structure produced by the method. The autogenous shrinkage of the cementitious material is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: John A. Westland, David J. O'Callaghan
  • Patent number: 8435344
    Abstract: Cement compositions comprising carboxylated inulin and methods of using the same to cement a workspace. In one embodiment, a method of cementing includes providing a cement composition comprising a carboxylated inulin, for example, in a subterranean formation. The method further includes allowing the cement composition to set. In some embodiments, the cement composition has a thickening time of from about 2 hours to about 11 hours. In other embodiments, the cement composition has a viscosity that is about constant for a period of time after the cement composition is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok K Santra, B. Raghava Reddy, D. Chad Brenneis
  • Publication number: 20130104496
    Abstract: The invention relates to compressed blocks of wood agglomerate, comprising wood particles and a hydraulic binder, produced by a method in which an initial mixture comprising wood particles and a hydraulic binder is held under pressure for the duration of the hardening of the binder. The invention further relates to a method for production of said blocks and the use thereof in particular, as construction elements for buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: WBLOCK DEVELOPMENT SAS
    Inventor: Stephane VOGEL
  • Patent number: 8430957
    Abstract: Hydroxyethylcellulose with a low molar substitution and which is uniformly substituted is useful in cement-based systems, including mortars. The cement-based system exhibits long pot life, as well as very high water retention capability at hot temperature, as well as better paste stability and optimized setting behavior for hot as well as cold temperature compared to typical, cement-based systems with commercial cellulose ether compounds. Less hydrophilic cellulose ethers such as methylhydroxyethylcellulose can be added as a second cellulose ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Wilfried Adolf Hohn, Kirill N. Bakeev, John Kenneth Bard, Michael Dittel, Teng-Shau Young
  • Publication number: 20130092056
    Abstract: A new water-based inorganic binder composition includes inorganic binder, cellulose ether and microcrystalline cellulose. A new additive for water-based inorganic binder compositions includes cellulose ether and microcrystalline cellulose. A method for improving the properties of water-based inorganic binder compositions includes blending a combination of cellulose ether and microcrystalline cellulose in the water-based binder composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Sonja Scharlemann, Joerg Neubauer, Matthias Knarr
  • Patent number: 8404040
    Abstract: Disclosed are wax emulsion compositions for curing or sealing concrete and cement formulations, methods for preparing and processes for using the same. The modifiers are applicable to curing or sealing membranes, used in roadways, highways, parking lots and other freshly placed or poured concrete surfaces to retain moisture and achieve high compressive strengths. This invention also relates to materials used to coat, spray, brush, roll etc. on conventional Portland cement concrete mix designs or other applied concrete mixes in formed structural shapes and transport road mix designs, providing an effective layer that controls and minimizes moisture loss from the mix to enable proper curing and achievement of desired compressive strengths. The compositions of the invention further provide for concrete and cement formulations having lower water soluble chloride content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Wantling
  • Publication number: 20130000523
    Abstract: A method of curing cementitious material comprising added a fibrillated carboxyalkyl cellulose, cellulose alkylsulfonic acid, phosphorylated cellulose or sulfated cellulose having a degree of substitution of 0.01 to 0.45 to the material during mixing. The fibrillated carboxyalkyl cellulose, cellulose alkylsulfonic acid, phosphorylated cellulose or sulfated cellulose may also include bleached or partially bleached wood pulp fiber. The fibrillated carboxyalkyl cellulose, cellulose alkylsulfonic acid, phosphorylated cellulose or sulfated cellulose has a substituent content of from 10 to 150 meq/100 g cellulose fiber. The fibrillated carboxyalkyl cellulose, cellulose alkylsulfonic acid, phosphorylated cellulose or sulfated cellulose is 0.1 to 5% by weight of the dry weight of the cementitious material. The structure produced by the method. The autogenous shrinkage of the cementitious material is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: WEYERHAEUSER NR COMPANY
    Inventors: S. Ananda Weerawarna, David J. O'Callaghan
  • Publication number: 20120318176
    Abstract: A cacao husk can be effectively used. A member comprises a burned material of cacao husk and a base material, and is sieved so that the median diameter of the burned material of cacao husk becomes approx. 85 ?m or below. The member functions as a heat conducting material, an electromagnetic shielding member, etc. The content ratio of burned material of cacao husk against the base material can be determined according to the frequency band of the electromagnetic waves to be shielded. In addition, the base material can be one of rubber, paint and cement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: THE NISSHIN OILLIO GROUP, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Gotou, Go Shinohara, Noriyasu Kuno
  • Patent number: 8333837
    Abstract: Disclosed is a concrete repair composition including an aggregate, a binder, and a fiber reinforcement, wherein the fiber reinforcement includes jute fiber having an average thickness of 65 to 75 ?m and an average length of 3 to 6 mm. The jute fiber used for reinforcement has excellent dispersion and bonding when mixing. Also, the jute fiber has high moisture holding capacity, and thus the concrete repair composition can retain water therein during curing, thereby preventing a false-set problem caused by rapid hardening of cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Samju SMC Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyu-Tech Han