Coloring Agent Patents (Class 162/162)
  • Patent number: 11447915
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to optimize a bleaching process in a step of producing phosphorylated cellulose fibers. The present invention relates to a pulp comprising cellulose fibers having 0.5 mmol/g or more of phosphoric acid groups or phosphoric acid group-derived substituents, wherein when the pulp is processed into a sheet and four sheets are laminated on one another, the ISO whiteness of the laminate is 82% or more. Moreover, when the pulp of the present invention is processed into a sheet and four sheets are then laminated on one another, the b* value of the obtained laminate according to the L*a*b* color system is 5.5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mengchen Zhao, Yuichi Noguchi, Ikue Homma, Yusuke Todoroki
  • Patent number: 11000968
    Abstract: There is provided a sheet manufacturing apparatus that is capable of manufacturing a sheet having a predetermined color, the apparatus including: a plurality of resin cartridges that store a plurality of colored resins, respectively; a resin supply unit that supplies a resin from one or the plurality of resin cartridges to a predetermined raw material in a predetermined step of manufacturing a sheet; and a controller that selects a resin cartridge, which is a supply source of a resin, when the resin supply unit supplies the resin, and performs setting related to a supply amount of a resin for each of the selected resin cartridges, based on setting related to a color of a sheet to be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Mikoshiba, Yoshinobu Monbetsu, Yasumasa Nakajima, Seiichi Taniguchi, Takeshi Kimoto
  • Patent number: 10988716
    Abstract: Provided herein are polysaccharide derivatives substituted (a) at a degree of substitution (DS1) of at least 0.05 by a fluorescent group (FG) having a mono or polycyclic ring system including at least one heteroatom selected from N, O and S and conjugated double bonds, and having an absorption band in the UV region of light and an emission band in the visible region of light, and bonded via a first linker to any one of the native functional groups of the polysaccharide repeating units; and (b) at a degree of substitution (DS2) of at least 0.05 by a charged group (CG) bonded via a second linker to any one of the native functional groups of the polysaccharide repeating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ABO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Pedro Fardim, Thomas Heinze, Holger Wondraczek, Olga Gabova
  • Patent number: 10689808
    Abstract: The present invention refers to the use and creation of materials based on natural cellulose fibbers, synthetic fibbers, or mixed fibbers as physical support and storing medium or storage inducer of electrical and ionic charges in self-sustaining discrete or complementary field-effect transistors with non-volatile memory by using organic or inorganic active semiconductors for the manufacture of the channel regions that are deposited on the fibbers of the paper material as well as metals or passive semiconductors for manufacturing drain and source allowing the interconnection of fibbers, in addition to the gate electrode contact existing on the other side-face of the paper, p or n type respectively, in monolithic or hybrid forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
    Inventors: Rodrigo Ferrão De Paiva Martins, Elvira Maria Correia Fortunato, Luís Miguel Nunes Pereira, Pedro Miguel Cândido Barquinha, Nuno Filipe De Oliveira Correia
  • Patent number: 9752284
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating a fiber stock for making of paper, board or the like. The method comprises obtaining a fiber thick stock and adding to the fiber thick stock at least one cationic first agent, and adding separately to the fiber stock and after the addition of the cationic first agent, at least one anionic second agent, which is an water-soluble anionic copolymer of acrylamide, methacrylamide or acrylonitrile, in such amount that the ratio of the added absolute cationic charge to the added absolute anionic charge is from 1:0.1 to 1:0.95. The invention relates also to the product prepared by using a fiber stock, which is treated by using the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Matti Hietaniemi, Mikko Virtanen, Emmi Saranpää
  • Publication number: 20150047799
    Abstract: Methods of producing cellulosic or lignocellulosic materials for use in papermaking include treating a cellulosic or lignocellulosic dry feedstock having a first average molecular weight with ionizing radiation, and controlling the dose of ionizing radiation such that the average molecular weight of the feedstock is reduced to a predetermined level. A method of producing an irradiated paper product includes treating a paper product including a first carbohydrate-containing material having a first molecular weight with ionizing radiation, and controlling the dose of ionizing radiation so as to provide an irradiated paper product with a second carbohydrate-containing material having a second molecular weight higher than the first molecular weight. Pulp and paper products are produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20150020987
    Abstract: A process is provided for making a fluff pulp sheet, comprising: contacting at least one cationic dye and at least one debonder surfactant with a composition comprising fluff pulp fibers, to form a fluff pulp mixture; forming a web from the fluff pulp mixture; and drying the web, to obtain the fluff pulp sheet. A fluff pulp sheet is also provided, comprising a web comprising fluff pulp fibers; at least one cationic dye; and at least one debonder surfactant. Products and uses of the fluff pulp sheet are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: JAMES E. SEALEY
  • Patent number: 8926796
    Abstract: The present invention provides formulations for papermaking and methods for their use. In embodiments, the formulations include a treatment agent and a fluid carrier, where the treatment agent includes a volatile debonder or a polymer composition exhibiting a lower critical solution temperature. Methods for treating a paper product to increase its bulk or its stiffness are also disclosed, in addition to paper products formed from such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nanopaper, LLC
    Inventors: Gangadhar Jogikalmath, David S. Soane, Andrea Schneider
  • Patent number: 8921564
    Abstract: The invention relates to basic bisazo compounds according to formula (I) wherein all substituents are defined as in Claim 1, their production, their use as dyestuffs as well as material dyed with these dyestuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Ltd.
    Inventors: Ludwig Hasemann, Friedrich Lehr, Martin Oberholzer, Heidrun Schene
  • Publication number: 20140374041
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing fiberboard by preparing a fiber slurry mixture including containing cellulose fibers and water then atomizing a liquid bituminous material, such as asphalt. The liquid bituminous material is atomized by mixing it with a pressurized gas, such as compressed air, forming a mist comprising droplets of bituminous material having a diameter between 20 microns and 50 microns. A water spray solidifies the bituminous material droplets thereby forming bituminous particles which fall into the fiber slurry within the spray chamber. From there the slurry is sheared, dewatered, and dried, forming a finished fiberboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Tariq Mahmood Malik
  • Publication number: 20140352903
    Abstract: A cellulosic composition comprising fibres having a length weighted average fibre length (“LWAFL”) of 0.25 to 0.40 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: ZEO IP PTY LTD
    Inventor: Martin Charles Ernegg
  • Patent number: 8894815
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to storage stable solutions of optical brighteners based on certain salt forms of anilino-substituted bistriazinyl derivatives of 4,4?-diaminostilbene-2,2?-disulphonic acid and of organic acids which do not need extra solubilizing additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: John Martin Farrar, Andrew Clive Jackson, Margaret Mahon, Martin Oberholzer
  • Patent number: 8871054
    Abstract: A process is provided for making a fluff pulp sheet, comprising: contacting at least one cationic dye and at least one debonder surfactant with a composition comprising fluff pulp fibers, to form a fluff pulp mixture; forming a web from the fluff pulp mixture; and drying the web, to obtain the fluff pulp sheet. A fluff pulp sheet is also provided, comprising a web comprising fluff pulp fibers; at least one cationic dye; and at least one debonder surfactant. Products and uses of the fluff pulp sheet are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: James E. Sealey
  • Patent number: 8852396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet material (2) comprising at least one first layer defining an outer surface of the sheet material and having at least one first color, at least one second layer comprising at least one watermark (6) and having at least one second color, the first and second colors having at least different saturations and/or hue angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Arjowiggins Security, Arjowiggins
    Inventors: Henri Rosset, Ivan Thierry
  • Patent number: 8845861
    Abstract: A sizing composition for paper, characterised in that the sizing composition comprises (a) at least one optical brightener of formula (1), (b) a magnesium salt; and (c) a binding agent, which is selected from the group consisting of native starch, enzymatically modified starch and chemically modified starch; 0.1 to 15 parts of component (b) being present per part of component (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Clive Jackson, David Puddiphatt, Cédric Klein
  • Patent number: 8821688
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to mixed salts of optical brighteners of formula (1), wherein M represents a mixture of Mg2+ with another cation, which provide for superior optical brightening effects when applied to the surface of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Clive Jackson, David Puddiphatt, Cédric Klein
  • Publication number: 20140205664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process for the production of finely divided haematite and of iron oxide red pigments made up of the finely divided haematite and the use of the finely divided haematites and iron oxide red pigments produced by this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
    Inventors: Guido Ketteler, Udo Holtmann, Juergen Kischkewitz
  • Patent number: 8784612
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to storage stable solutions of optical brighteners based on certain salt forms of anilino-substituted bistriazinyl derivatives of 4,4?-diaminostilbene-2,2?-disulphonic acid and of organic acids which do not need extra solubilizing additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: John Martin Farrar, Andrew Clive Jackson, Margaret Mahon, Martin Oberholzer
  • Publication number: 20140165879
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing self-binding pigment particles from an aqueous mineral pigment material suspension having a solid content of 45 to 80 wt.-%, based on the total weight of the suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Matthias Buri, Samuel Rentsch, Julie Bridy (Meuwly)
  • Patent number: 8668747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to storage stable aqueous dye dispersions, comprising (a) 2.0 to 30.0% by weight, based on the sum of (a), (b) and (c), of a dye of the formula (3) in which KK is a residue of a coupling component; (b) 0.1 to 20.0 % by weight, based on the sum of (a), (b) and (c), of at least one additive selected from the group consisting of wetting agents, dispersing agents, rheology modifiers, and preservatives; and (c) 50.0 to 97.9% by weight, based on the sum of (a), (b) and (c), of water. The invention moreover relates to a process for their preparation and the use thereof for the dyeing, in particular of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Holger Lautenbach, Rainer Hans Traber, Heidemarie Urbing
  • Publication number: 20140000827
    Abstract: A process is provided for making a fluff pulp sheet, comprising forming a web comprising fluff pulp fibers; and applying at least one debonder surfactant to the web, to make the fluff pulp sheet. A fluff pulp sheet is also provided, comprising a web comprising fluff pulp fibers; at least one debonder surfactant; and a fiberization energy of <145 kJ/kg. Products and uses of the fluff pulp sheet are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: JIANER JIANG, JAMES E. SEALEY
  • Patent number: 8613836
    Abstract: A process is provided for making a fluff pulp sheet, comprising contacting at least one cationic trivalent metal, salt thereof, or combination thereof with a composition comprising fluff pulp fibers and water at a first pH, to form a first mixture; contacting at least one debonder surfactant with the first mixture and raising the pH to a second pH, which is higher than the first pH, to form a fluff pulp mixture; forming a web from the fluff pulp mixture; and drying the web, to make the fluff pulp sheet. A fluff pulp sheet is also provided, comprising a web comprising fluff pulp fibers; at least one cationic trivalent metal, salt thereof, or combination thereof; at least one debonder surfactant; and a fiberization energy of <145 kJ/kg. Products and uses of the fluff pulp sheet are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Michael Hevenor
  • Patent number: 8613834
    Abstract: A paper coating or binding formulation comprises an aqueous polymer dispersion comprising a copolymer obtained by polymerization of an unsaturated monomer and a carbohydrate derived compound and a tetrasulfonate-based fluorescent whitening agent. The carbohydrate derived compound can be selected from the group consisting of dextrins, maltodextrins, and mixtures thereof. Methods of preparing a paper coating or binding formulation and improving the whitening properties of paper are also provided. Furthermore, paper including a copolymer obtained by polymerization of an unsaturated monomer and a carbohydrate derived compound and a tetrasulfonate-based fluorescent whitening agent is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter C. Hayes, Ralph Lewis De Jong
  • Patent number: 8608907
    Abstract: A composition suitable for paper brightening, wherein the composition contains one or more specified fluorescent whitening agents with taurine groups. The composition is used for whitening paper, in particular at the wet-end, in the size press or by coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Blankophor GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Hunke, Michael Kraemer, Andrei Tauber, Günter Klug
  • Publication number: 20130284388
    Abstract: A process for making a stiffened and rigid paper includes preparing a pulp slurry consisting essentially of water, a cellulosic pulp, a crosslinker, and a starch, and optionally a binder; draining the liquid from the pulp slurry to form a web; and drying the web. Alternatively, a process for making a stiffened and rigid paper includes the step of adding at least one crosslinker at one or more locations, such as at the wet-end, dry-end, or at both ends of the papermaking process. Suitable crosslinkers include a glyoxal-containing crosslinker, a gluteraldehyde, a polyfunctional aziridine, a zirconium-containing crosslinker, a titanium-containing crosslinker, and an epichlorohydrin, and mixtures thereof. When a binder is employed, it can be added either in the dry or wet form. Provided is a neutral or alkaline process to produce a paper product having the improved mechanical properties of a laminated product in the Z-direction, without a lamination step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas W. Ballinger
  • Patent number: 8506653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous direct dye formulation, comprising (a) 5 to 25% by weight of a dye composition comprising (a1) 50-99% by weight of one or more dyes obtainable by reduction or thermal treatment of Direct Yellow 11, and (a2) 1-50% by weight of a blue, black and/or red direct dye, (all based on the dye composition); (b) up to 0.9% by weight of a saturated, cyclic or acyclic water-soluble amine comprising a primary, secondary or tertiary amino group and at least one further functional group selected from primary, secondary and tertiary amino groups, OH groups and ether groups; and (c) up to 0.9% by weight of urea; and (d) water, wherein the percentages for (a), (b), and (c) relate to the total weight of the aqueous direct dye formulation. The invention moreover relates to a process for their preparation and the use thereof for the dyeing, in particular of paper, as well as paper which has been dyed with this aqueous direct dye formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Allan Francis Cunningham, Céline Hossenlopp, Heinz Schneider, Rainer Hans Traber, Horst Herrmann, Michael Jacquier
  • Publication number: 20130199745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fibre product that contains pulp fibre or wood fibre, wherein filler particles are attached between the fibres and to the fibrils, part of the particles consisting of chemically structured kaolin agglomerates or granules, and a part consisting of carbonate that is formed from a corresponding oxide or hydroxide by means of carbon dioxide. The invention also relates to a manufacturing method of such a fibre product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: NORDKALK OY AB
    Inventors: Pentti Virtanen, Sakari Saastamoinen
  • Publication number: 20130202876
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing fiberboard by preparing a fiber slurry mixture including containing cellulose fibers and water then atomizing a liquid bituminous material, such as asphalt. The liquid bituminous material is atomized by mixing it with a pressurized gas, such as compressed air, forming a mist comprising droplets of bituminous material having a diameter between 20 microns and 50 microns. A water spray solidifies the bituminous material droplets thereby forming bituminous particles which fall into the fiber slurry within the spray chamber. From there the slurry is sheared, dewatered, and dried, forming a finished fiberboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: W. R. MEADOWS, INC.
    Inventor: W. R. MEADOWS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130202877
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing fiberboard by preparing a fiber slurry mixture including containing cellulose fibers and water then atomizing a liquid bituminous material, such as asphalt. The liquid bituminous material is atomized by mixing it with a pressurized gas, such as compressed air, forming a mist comprising droplets of bituminous material having a diameter between 20 microns and 50 microns. A water spray solidifies the bituminous material droplets thereby forming bituminous particles which fall into the fiber slurry within the spray chamber. From there the slurry is sheared, dewatered, and dried, forming a finished fiberboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: W. R. MEADOWS, INC.
    Inventor: W.R. Meadows, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8475630
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of producing an optically-enhanced paper-based material are disclosed. The composition can include an optical brightening agent and an additive having an aromatic portion, where the aromatic portion is associated with an optical brightening agent. The paper-based material can exhibit a higher capacity for the optical brightening agent relative to a paper-based material that lacks the additive. Techniques for increasing optical brightening agent retention in a paper-based material are also disclosed. The techniques include using an additive having an aromatic portion, where the aromatic portion associates with an optical brightening agent so that the retention of the optical brightening agent is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: NanoPaper, LLC
    Inventors: Lynn Reis, Gangadhar Jogikalmath, David S. Soane
  • Publication number: 20130160958
    Abstract: The present invention provides formulations for papermaking and methods for their use. In embodiments, the formulations include a treatment agent and a fluid carrier, where the treatment agent includes a volatile debonder or a polymer composition exhibiting a lower critical solution temperature. Methods for treating a paper product to increase its bulk or its stiffness are also disclosed, in addition to paper products formed from such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: NANOPAPER, LLC
    Inventor: NANOPAPER, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130164526
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing fiberboard by preparing a fiber slurry mixture including containing cellulose fibers and water then atomizing a liquid bituminous material, such as asphalt. The liquid bituminous material is atomized by mixing it with a pressurized gas, such as compressed air, forming a mist comprising droplets of bituminous material having a diameter between 20 microns and 50 microns. A water spray solidifies the bituminous material droplets thereby forming bituminous particles which fall into the fiber slurry within the spray chamber. From there the slurry is sheared, dewatered, and dried, forming a finished fiberboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: W. R. MEADOWS, INC.
    Inventor: W. R. Meadows, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130153165
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing fiberboard by preparing a fiber slurry mixture including containing cellulose fibers and water then atomizing a liquid bituminous material, such as asphalt. The liquid bituminous material is atomized by mixing it with a pressurized gas, such as compressed air, forming a mist comprising droplets of bituminous material having a diameter between 20 microns and 50 microns. A water spray solidifies the bituminous material droplets thereby forming bituminous particles which fall into the fiber slurry within the spray chamber. From there the slurry is sheared, dewatered, and dried, forming a finished fiberboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: W. R. MEADOWS, INC.
    Inventor: W. R. Meadows, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8460511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition that, when applied to paper substrate, creates a substrate, preferably suitable for inkjet printing, having increased print density, and print mottle, as well as print sharpness, low HST, and/or image dry time, the substrate preferably having high brightness and reduced color-to-color bleed as well. In addition, the present invention relates to a method of reducing the HST of a paper substrate by applying the sizing composition to at least one surface thereof. Further, the application relates to methods of making and using the sizing composition, as well as methods of making and using the paper containing the sizing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Yan C. Huang, Kapil M. Singh, David B. Shelmidine, Benjamin Thomas Liguzinski, Christopher Michael Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130133846
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing fiberboard by preparing a fiber slurry mixture including containing cellulose fibers and water then atomizing a liquid bituminous material, such as asphalt. The liquid bituminous material is atomized by mixing it with a pressurized gas, such as compressed air, forming a mist comprising droplets of bituminous material having a diameter between 20 microns and 50 microns. A water spray solidifies the bituminous material droplets thereby forming bituminous particles which fall into the fiber slurry within the spray chamber. From there the slurry is sheared, dewatered, and dried, forming a finished fiberboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: W. R. Meadows
    Inventor: W. R. Meadows
  • Publication number: 20130118698
    Abstract: Object of the invention is the method for preparing white paper which comprises adding to the pulp mass an aqueous formulation comprising a) at least one optical brightener of formula (I) in which the anionic charge on the brightener is balanced by a cationic charge composed of one or more identical or different cations selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkali metal cation, alkaline earth metal, ammonium, ammonium which is mono-, di-, tri- or tetrasubstituted by a C1-C4 linear or branched alkyl radical, ammonium which is mono-, di-, tri- or tetrasubstituted by a C1-C4 linear or branched hydroxyalkyl radical, ammonium which is, di-, tri- or tetrasubstituted by a mixture of C1-C4 linear or branched alkylradical and linear or branched hydroxyalkyl radical or mixtures of said compounds, wherein R1 and R1? may be the same or different, and each is hydrogen, C1-C4 linear or branched alkyl, C2-C4 linear or branched hydroxyalkyl, CH2CO2?, CH2CH2CONH2 or CH2CH2CN, R2 and R2? may be the same o
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: CLARIANT FINANCE (BVI) LIMITED
    Inventors: Heidrun Grether-Schene, Cedric Klein, Frederic Reveaud, David Atkinson, Andrew Clive Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130105099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous preparation comprising a fluorescent dyestuff of a specific formula, water, and optionally a dispersing agent, and the use of the aqueous preparation for dyeing cellulose- or polyamide-containing materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Helmut-Martin Meier
  • Publication number: 20130087298
    Abstract: A sensor wipe, made in part by a hydroentangling or conforming process, includes fibers onto which an indicator dye is immobilized. The substrate may be used to make sensor wipes for testing surface conditions, including but not limited to pH or the presence of certain microbes. The indicator dye does not leach from the sensor wipe. The indicator dye may be reversible so that the sensor wipe can be reused prior to disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Ronnie Lee Phillips, Kelly Dean Branham, Stephanie Michelle Martin, John Gavin MacDonald, David William Koenig
  • Patent number: 8382947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for applying optical brightening agent (OBA) to a sheet of paper or paperboard substrate. The process comprises the step of spraying an aqueous composition comprising an optical brightening agent onto at least one surface of a sized paperboard substrate to form a treated paperboard substrate. The treated paperboard substrate includes a layer of OBA on at least one surface of the paper or paperboard substrate in which the brightness of the treated paper or paperboard substrate is greater than the sized paper or paperboard substrate before treating thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Benny J Skaggs, Matt Bovee
  • Publication number: 20120308667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to effect pigments based on uncoated or coated flake-form substrates having an outer coating comprising a) TiO2 and b) Al2O3, MgO and/or CaO and c) SiO2 and d) ZnO and/or e) at least one mixed oxide of the elements mentioned under a) to d), and to the use thereof, inter alia in paints, coatings, printing inks, plastics and cosmetic formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Sabine Melson, Volker Wilhelm, Ulrich Schoenefeld
  • Patent number: 8262858
    Abstract: Oxidative compositions and processes that preserve and enhance the brightness and improve color of pulp or paper when applied during different stages of the papermaking process are identified. The oxidative composition and method maintains and/or enhances brightness, prevents yellowing, and enhances the performance of paper products. Used in combination with optical brighteners and/or chelants the oxidative agents produce a synergistic effect not previously identified in the paper process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Prasad Y. Duggirala, Sergey M. Shevchenko, Katherine M. Broadus
  • Patent number: 8221586
    Abstract: The invention relates to improvements in security substrates and in particular to fibrous security substrates, such as paper, incorporating a watermark. The security substrate comprises a fibrous base layer, having a normal base fiber density, said base layer incorporating a watermark consisting of a plurality of alphanumeric characters. Each character comprises dark and/or light regions, the dark regions being formed by more densely deposited fibers than the normal base fiber density and the light regions being formed by less densely deposited fibers than the normal base fiber density. The density of the fibers in any region is substantially uniform such that there is no gradual change of tone between the light and dark regions. Each dark and light region adjoins at least one light and dark region respectively and an area of normal fiber density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: De La Rue International Limited
    Inventor: John Martin Haslop
  • Patent number: 8221588
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to storage stable solutions of optical brighteners based on certain salt forms of anilino-substituted bistriazinyl derivatives of 4,4?-diaminostilbene-2,2?-disulphonic acid which do not need extra solubilising additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: John Martin Farrar, Andrew Clive Jackson, Margaret Mahon
  • Patent number: 8182651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet material comprising at least one first layer defining an outer surface of the sheet material and having at least one first color, at least one second layer comprising at least one watermark and having at least one second color, the first and second colors having at least different saturations and/or hue angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignees: Arjowiggins, Arjowiggins Security
    Inventors: Henri Rosset, Ivan Thierry
  • Publication number: 20120118522
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to liquid sizing compositions comprising shading dyestuffs, derivatives of diaminostibene, binders, protective polymers, and optionally divalent metal salts which can be used for the optical brightening of substrates, including substrates suitable for high quality ink jet printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: CLARIANT FINANCE (BVI) LIMITED
    Inventor: Heidrun Grether-Schene
  • Patent number: 8172982
    Abstract: Conductive nonwoven webs are disclosed. The nonwoven webs contain pulp fibers combined with conductive fibers. In one embodiment, the webs are made in a wetlaid tissue or paper making process. The pulp fibers contained in the webs may comprise softwood fibers, while the conductive fibers may comprise carbon fibers. Base webs can be produced having a resistance of less than about 100 Ohms/square in one embodiment. Once produced, the conductive material can be cut into slits that are then wound on spools. From the spools, the conductive slits can be fed into a process for making any suitable product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Ales, Davis-Dang H. Nhan, Duane Joseph Shukoski, Michael John Rekoske
  • Patent number: 8157961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition that, when applied to paper substrate, creates a substrate, preferably suitable for inkjet printing, having increased print density, print sharpness, low HST, and/or image dry time, the substrate preferably having high brightness and reduced color-to-color bleed as well. In addition, the present invention relates to a method of reducing the HST of a paper substrate by applying the sizing composition to at least one surface thereof. Further, the application relates to methods of making and using the sizing composition, as well as methods of making and using the paper containing the sizing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Jay C. Song, Sen Yang, Yan C. Huang, Kapil M. Singh, Michael F. Koenig, David B. Shelmidine
  • Publication number: 20120005845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous direct dye formulation, comprising (a) 5 to 25% by weight of a dye composition comprising (a1) 50-99% by weight of one or more dyes obtainable by reduction or thermal treatment of Direct Yellow 11, and (a2) 1-50% by weight of a blue, black and/or red direct dye, (all based on the dye composition); (b) up to 0.9% by weight of a saturated, cyclic or acyclic water-soluble amine comprising a primary, secondary or tertiary amino group and at least one further functional group selected from primary, secondary and tertiary amino groups, OH groups and ether groups; and (c) up to 0.9% by weight of urea; and (d) water, wherein the percentages for (a), (b), and (c) relate to the total weight of the aqueous direct dye formulation. The invention moreover relates to a process for their preparation and the use thereof for the dyeing, in particular of paper, as well as paper which has been dyed with this aqueous direct dye formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Allan Francis Cunningham, Céline Hossenlopp, Heinz Schneider, Rainer Hans Traber, Horst Herrmann, Michael Jacquier
  • Patent number: 8088250
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of producing paper with a higher proportion of mineral filler particles than is otherwise be possible without the expected loss in paper strength. The method allows for the use of the greater amount of filler particles by coating at least some of the filler particles with a material that prevents the filler materials form adhering to a strength additive. The strength additive holds the cellulose fibers together tightly and is not wasted on the filler particles. The method is particularly effective when the filler particles are a PCC-GCC blend and when the GCC particles are coated with the adherence preventing coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Jun Li, Yulin Zhao, Qing Long Rao
  • Publication number: 20110296632
    Abstract: The present invention relates to storage stable aqueous dye dispersions, comprising (a) 2.0 to 30.0% by weight, based on the sum of (a), (b) and (c), of a dye of the formula (3) in which KK is a residue of a coupling component; (b) 0.1 to 20.0 % by weight, based on the sum of (a), (b) and (c), of at least one additive selected from the group consisting of wetting agents, dispersing agents, rheology modifiers, and preservatives; and (c) 50.0 to 97.9% by weight, based on the sum of (a), (b) and (c), of water. The invention moreover relates to a process for their preparation and the use thereof for the dyeing, in particular of paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Holger Lautenbach, Rainer Hans Traber, Heidemarie Urbing