Incorporation Procedures Patents (Class 162/183)
  • Patent number: 10550518
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling hydrophobic particles in aqueous environment in paper or board manufacture. The method comprises preparing an aqueous stock comprising natural fibrous material, feeding the stock to a wire section, where a fibrous web is formed by draining excess water through a wire, and adding a control chemical to aqueous environment at least in one dosage point between the preparation of the stock and the exit of the web from the wire section. The control chemical comprises performic acid, which is added to the aqueous stock, which has consistency of at least 3 weight-%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Li Yan, Zeming Bai
  • Patent number: 9034145
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an NCC-polymer. NCC-polymers have unique chemical properties which result in improvements in wet strength, dry strength and drainage retention properties of the paper substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Castro, Rangarani Karnati, Shawnee M. Wilson, Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8974637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of paper and board which comprises: (a) introducing one or more fillers, one or more anionic polysaccharides and one or more cationic agents into a mixing zone to form a filler composition; (b) introducing by means of a pump the filler composition into an aqueous suspension comprising cellulosic fibers; and (c) dewatering the obtained suspension. The present invention also relates to a process for the production of a filler composition which comprises: (a) introducing one or more fillers, one or more anionic polysaccharides and one or more cationic agents into a mixing zone to form a filler composition; (b) introducing by means of a pump the filler composition into a storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventor: Patrik Simonson
  • Patent number: 8920606
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a continuous process for preparing cellulose reactive adducts of polyvinylamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Matthew D. Wright
  • Patent number: 8894817
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the dry strength of paper. The invention utilizes a tailored strength agent whose size and shape is tailored to fit into the junction points between flocs of a paper sheet. The strength agents is in contact with the slurry for just enough time to collect at the junction points but not so much that it can migrate away from there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu
  • Patent number: 8882964
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods, compositions, and apparatus for increasing the strength of paper made out of a furnish having a large proportion of OCC. The method involves the following steps: 1) Providing a paper furnish having a large amount of OCC in it, 2) adding strength promoter to the furnish prior to adding a strength agent to the furnish, 3) adding a strength agent to the furnish, and 4) making a paper product from the furnish. This method allows cheap OCC material to be used in a papermaking process without the quality problems that the anionic trash in OCC typically causes. Thus paper products having low costs and high quality can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Yulin Zhao, Jun Li, Qing Long Rao, Weiguo Cheng
  • 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: 8852400
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a method of preparing and using an emulsion for treating a papermaking process. The emulsion is an oil-in-water emulsion of alkenyl succinic anhydride emulsified with a polymer comprising at least one primary or secondary amine containing monomer. The method comprises adding an oil-in-water emulsion to the papermaking process; wherein the oil-in-water emulsion comprises alkenyl succinic anhydride emulsified with a polymer comprising at least one primary or secondary amine containing monomer; and wherein the oil-in-water emulsion is added in an amount sufficient to improve sizing of the paper produced by the papermaking process. The primary or secondary amine may be a secondary amine comprising diallylamine, and the polymer may be a diallylamine-acrylamide copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R St. John, David J Castro, Mei Liu
  • Patent number: 8808503
    Abstract: A method of making paper includes mixing calcium hydroxide into a water and pulp fiber slurry. The method also includes reacting the calcium hydroxide and pulp fiber slurry under a carbon dioxide pressure. Further, the method includes causing calcium carbonate precipitate to form in response to the reacting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: John Klungness
  • Patent number: 8758566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing paper or board, wherein paper or board pulp is diluted with acidic water and wherein the pH value of the pulp is raised with an alkali simultaneously with increasing the solids content of the pulp by filtration, compression and evaporation on the wire, press and drying sections, and, at the same time, filler is precipitated from the acidic water into the paper or board structure. The invention also relates to moistening of paper or board, with a dry matter content of over 40%, in acidic water, after which the pH value is raised with an alkali, and the paper or board is dried, or it is dried after the moistening without raising the pH value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Nordkalk Oy AB
    Inventors: Pentti Virtanen, Sakari Saastamoinen
  • Patent number: 8747615
    Abstract: Formulations and methods for papermaking use one or more volatile debonders, where the volatile debonder forms a solution or an emulsion with water in a paper precursor, and where the volatile debonder is evaporable from the paper precursor before the paper precursor is completely dried to form a paper sheet during papermaking. Two volatile debonders having different boiling points can be used, where they are miscible in water and in each other, and where one volatile debonder has a higher molecular weight and the other volatile debonder has a lower boiling point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nanopaper, LLC
    Inventors: Gangadhar Jogikalmath, Lynn Reis, David S. Soane, Andrea Schneider
  • Patent number: 8741105
    Abstract: According to the disclosure, a wet form cellulosic product forming process and a wet formed cellulosic product are disclosed. The process includes providing a slurry, forming the slurry into a cellulosic product, dewatering the cellulosic product, and drying the cellulosic product. Further dewatering of the cellulosic product occurs through a non-mechanical mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: James J. Beaupre, David J. Neivandt, Kenneth P. Kehrer
  • Patent number: 8663427
    Abstract: A process in which an at least partially delignified pulp fiber web having a Kappa number of less than about 130 is treated with an aqueous endothermic fire retardant solution having a pH of about 10 or less. The treated pulp fiber web has a near neutral pH of from about 5 to about 9, and is treated with at least about 20 lbs of endothermic fire retardants per ton of the pulp fiber web, with at least about 5% of the total amount of endothermic fire retardants being added at a point prior to when the pulp fiber web is formed. Also a fire resistant pulp fiber web having a near neutral pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Brent A. Fields
  • Publication number: 20130330751
    Abstract: The invention discloses a sample preservation method which comprises the following steps: a) providing a paper substrate comprising ligands, where the ligands comprise charged groups, b) applying a sample comprising at least one analyte and at least one contaminant on the paper substrate, c) drying the sample on the paper substrate and, d) extracting at least part of the paper substrate to provide a solution of the analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Philip Robert Mallender, Douglas Mark Green, Sarah Janet Clegg, Barry Edmund Johnson, Jimmy Hedin Dahlstrom, Mattias Algotsson, Ronnie Palmgren
  • Patent number: 8568562
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a creped fiber web is provided and includes providing a rotating cylindrical dryer surface, providing a creping adhesive composition or coating package having a pH boosted at least 0.5 pH units relative to its original base formulation pH in the range of from about 4.5 to about 9, for chemically setting a crosslinkable polymer component at least in part before applying the creping adhesive composition to the rotating cylindrical dryer surface to provide an adhesive dryer surface on which a fiber web can be transferred, dried, and creped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Sullivan, Jack Allen
  • Patent number: 8568565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silica-based sol having a concentration of soluble silica of less than about 1000 mg SiO2/l, conductivity of at least about 2.0 mS/cm and S-value below about 50%. The invention further relates to a method of producing a silica-based sol comprising subjecting an aqueous alkali metal silicate solution to electrodialysis to form an electrodialyzed sol, and acidifying the electrodialyzed sol to form an acidified sol having a pH in the range of from about 5.0 to about 10. The invention further relates to silica-based sol obtainable by the process and to the use of the silica-based sol as a flocculating agent. The invention further relates to a process for producing paper which comprises providing an aqueous suspension comprising cellulosic fibers, adding to the suspension one or more drainage and retention aids comprising a silica-based sol according to the invention, and dewatering the obtained suspension to provide a sheet or web of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Marek Tokarz, Hans-Åke Baltsen
  • Patent number: 8496784
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: P.H. Glatfelter Company
    Inventor: Thomas W. Ballinger
  • Patent number: 8480853
    Abstract: Enhancement of papermaking drainage and retention properties of aqueous cellulosic suspensions used for production of paper or paper board with a retention/drainage additive system including ionic crosslinked acrylic acid-acrylate copolymer microparticles is described. Paper and paperboard products made with these copolymer microparticles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventor: Weiping Ban
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8460513
    Abstract: A process in which an at least partially delignified pulp fiber web having a Kappa number of less than about 130 is treated with an aqueous endothermic fire retardant solution having a pH of about 10 or less. The treated pulp fiber web has a near neutral pH of from about 5 to about 9, and is treated with at least about 20 lbs of endothermic fire retardants per ton of the pulp fiber web, with at least about 5% of the total amount of endothermic fire retardants being added at a point prior to when the pulp fiber web is formed. Also a fire resistant pulp fiber web having a near neutral pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Brent A. Fields
  • Patent number: 8454798
    Abstract: A method is described for making paper or paper board by applying a composition containing enzyme and cationic coagulant to papermaking pulp prior to paper forming to preferably improve drainage, retention, or both. Sheets of pulp from which paper or paperboard products are made with the method can exhibit excellent drainage, excellent retention of pulp fines, or both. The method also can be applied to other pulp treatments, such as waste water treatments. A system for making such treatments of paper furnish is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventors: Weiping Ban, Gary Headrick, Rosa M. Covarrubias
  • Patent number: 8440052
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding one or more chemicals into a process stream of a pulp process is disclosed, as well as a method of utilizing the apparatus for feeding one or more chemicals into a pulp process is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Prasad Duggirala, Michael Murcia, Tommy Jacobson, Mika Salonen, Martti O. Latva
  • Patent number: 8388802
    Abstract: This invention relates to paper products and/or substrates suitable for being made and/or converted into wallboard tape; which also may be known as joint tape and/or drywall tape, having a pH of at least 7.0 and containing a plurality of cellulose fibers, a wet strength additive, an alkaline sizing agent, and an anionic promoter, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Stephen A. Buzza, Dennis W. Anderson, Yufeng Xu, Bruce Richard McGaffin, Christopher Michael Wilson
  • Patent number: 8372242
    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: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Ales, Davis-Dang H. Nhan, Duane Joseph Shukoski, Michael John Rekoske
  • Patent number: 8366881
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of making a near-premium quality paper product having good strength and absorbency characteristics and a product made by that method. The invention is also a method for retaining a high ash content within a paper web formed by conventional wet pressing. The present invention is also a method for retaining a high percentage of softening agent within a paper web that includes such an agent. Further, the present invention is a soft absorbent paper product having a high void volume. Finally, the invention is also a method for producing a soft, absorbent, and near premium paper product having a high void volume using an undulatory crepe blade having a multiplicity of serrulations in its rake surface which presents differentiated creping angles and/or rake angles as to the paper being creped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Steven L. Edwards, David W. White, Frank D. Harper, John H. Dwiggins
  • Patent number: 8333872
    Abstract: Additives for paper making are disclosed herein. Specifically, the additives are wax-free alternatives to conventional coatings, including ASA, AKD and optionally an acrylic containing composition. Other additives may be included in the coating, such as cationic particles or compositions. The coatings may be used at a variety of points during the paper making process, including on the calender stack and in the wet end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Spectra-Kote Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Propst, Jr., James C. Jones
  • Patent number: 8308905
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for increasing bulk of a fiber product, in which process a fiber pulp, and further a fiber product, is formed. In accordance with the invention, in a first step a carbonate compound is added to the fiber pulp as a basic component, and in a second step acid is added as an acidic component, in order to form salt, to provide the formation of small-bubbled gas, and to increase the bulk, and the fiber pulp is dehydrated. The invention also relates to a corresponding fiber product and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fibertus Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Juhani Kaira
  • Patent number: 8277613
    Abstract: The present invention provides for high thermal conductivity paper that comprises a host matrix (10), and high thermal conductivity materials (12) added to a surface of the host matrix in a specific pattern (12). The high thermal conductivity materials are comprised of one or more of nanofillers, diamond like coatings directly on the host matrix, and diamond like coatings on the nanofillers. In particular embodiments the specific pattern comprises one or more of a grid, edging, banding centering and combinations thereof and the high thermal conductivity materials cover 15-55% of the surface of the host matrix. Multiple surfaces, including sub layers my have patterning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. B. Smith, Gary Stevens, John W. Wood
  • Publication number: 20120238483
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compounds derived from the reaction of diamines or polyamines with alkylene oxides. The invention also relates to novel compounds derived from the reaction of amine terminated polyethers with epoxide functional compounds. The novel compounds of the invention are particularly useful as wetting and foam control agents. The disclosed compounds exhibit exceptional antifoaming and defoaming activity while simultaneously reducing the dynamic surface tension when incorporated at low levels in water-based systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Ethox Chemicals, LLC.
    Inventors: James T Tanner, Charles F. Palmer, JR., Calvin M. Wicker, JR.
  • Patent number: 8231764
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous suspension comprising microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material, the method comprising a step of microfibrillating a fibrous substrate comprising cellulose in an aqueous environment in the presence of an inorganic particulate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Imerys Minerals, Limited
    Inventors: John Claude Husband, Per Svending, David Robert Skuse, Tafadzwa Motsi, Mikko Likitalo, Alan Coles
  • Patent number: 8163134
    Abstract: Methods for making a heterogeneous polymer blend comprising one or more anionic polymers, one or more cationic polymers, and one or more non-ionic polymers, which method comprises (a) adding to a non-neutral solution a first amount of polymerization initiator and one or more anionic or cationic monomers, wherein each monomer has the same charge; (b) adding a second amount of the polymerization initiator and one or more non-ionic monomers; (c) adding a third amount of the polymerization initiator and one or more ionic monomers that are oppositely charged from the monomers of (a); adding stepwise, a fourth amount of the polymerization initiator to react any residual monomer, and (e) neutralizing the resulting polymer blend. Also claimed are heterogeneous polymer blends containing polymers formed from one or more anionic, cationic, and non-ionic monomers, either polymerized in situ or separately and then combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignees: Hercules Incorporated, Specialty Minerals (Michigan) Inc.
    Inventors: Frank J. Sutman, Joseph M. Mahoney, Robert Anthony Gill, Daniel Bruce Evans
  • Patent number: 8152962
    Abstract: A process for producing paper of high basis weight by draining a paper pulp on a wire in the presence of a combination of at least two polymers as a retention and drainage aid system, forming sheets, and drying the sheets, which comprises forming the sheets in the absence of finely divided inorganic flocculants and using as retention and drainage aids (a) at least one amino-containing polymer and (b) at least one branched cationic polyacrylamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Oliver Koch, Rainer Blum, Ron Van Dijk
  • Patent number: 8123906
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of producing paper-based materials are disclosed. In general, the techniques utilize an amine-containing polymer, such as chitosan, to functionalize one or more components of a mixture used to form materials such as paper-based materials. Such components can include the fibers of a pulp and/or filler particles. In one instance, either the pulp or the filler particles are functionalized, but not both. Such functionalization can improve the qualifies of a paper-based material relative to when such functionalization is not utilized. Techniques and compositions are also described to further improve the qualities of a paper material by utilizing a complementary polymer which can couple with the amine-containing polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: NanoPaper, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Soane, Michael C. Berg, William A. Mowers
  • Patent number: 8123907
    Abstract: A composition includes an alkenyl succinic anhydride sizing agent or an alkyl ketene dimer sizing agent. The alkenyl succinic anhydride sizing agent is present in an amount ranging from about 1.0 pounds per ton to about 4.0 pounds per ton. The alkyl ketene dimer sizing agent is present in an amount ranging from about 2.0 pounds per ton to about 10.0 pounds per ton. A metallic salt is also incorporated in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John L Stoffel, Hai Q Tran, Ronald A. Askeland, Lawrence E Gibson, Steven D Schultz, Michael F Koenig, Sen Yang, William R Sperry, Richard R Hartman
  • Patent number: 8092587
    Abstract: The invention relates to stabilized dispersions of precipitated silicon dioxide, to a process for production thereof and to the use thereof, especially for production of paper coatings for glossy photo paper for inkjet printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Zschunke, Burkhard Standke, Stefan Scharfe, Christoph Batz-Sohn, Heinz Lach, Andrea Heuschen, Juergen Behnisch, Markus Ruf, Guenter Stein, Tobias Banert
  • Patent number: 8062476
    Abstract: A preparation of high strength paper by incorporating a polymeric film into the paper web during the paper making process is provided. The polymeric film is either a cold water soluble film or hot water soluble film or water insoluble hydrophilic film or non soluble non hydrophilic film or a combination of cold+hot+cold water soluble film or cold+hot water soluble film or cold+non soluble hydrophilic film or cold+non soluble hydrophilic film+cold water soluble film or cold+non soluble non hydrophilic film or cold+non soluble non hydrophilic film+cold water soluble film or slit strips of one or many of these combinations woven or intertwined offline and incorporated into the paper during the paper making process. Zone coating or discreet printing or zone extrusion striping or formation of hot water soluble film on preformed cold water soluble film which is then inserted into paper during the paper making process, thus using cold water soluble film as a carrier is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Arrow Coated Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Shilpan Pravinchandra Patel, Nikita Kamlesh Thanawala
  • Publication number: 20110262377
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods, compositions and articles comprising olfactory-active compositions. An article of the present invention comprises a structural component and an olfactory-active composition. The article may control the release, release rate or absorption of the olfactory-active composition. The article may be of various shapes and sizes. A method of use of an article comprises providing fragrance to an environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: ENVIROSCENT, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas McKay, Jeffrey SHERWOOD, Jeffery S. HSIEH, Antonio A. RODRIGUEZ
  • Patent number: 8038846
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a process is provided for making paper or board comprising forming a cellulosic suspension that may or may not comprise a filler, flocculating the cellulosic suspension, draining the cellulosic suspension on a screen to form a sheet, wherein the cellulosic suspension is flocculated using a flocculation system comprising the sequential or simultaneous addition of a siliceous material and an organic, cationic or anionic, water-in-water or dispersion micropolymer in a salt solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Marco Savio Polverari, Christopher Michael Lewis, Matthew Gerard Fabian
  • Patent number: 8025768
    Abstract: A continuous fiIter treatment process in which anionic polymer dispersions (latex) are added to common papermaking filler slurries ai ambient temperature and then mixed with water of temperature higher than the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the latex used. To efficiently fix the latex the temperature of the filler/latex mixture must be 30-60° C. higher than ihe Tg of the latex used. The chemical composition of the resin and the type of surfactant used during the emulsion polymerization process of the polymer latex dispersions are important factors for efficiently fixing the latex onto the filler by adding hot water and improving the properties of paper made with the treated filler. Enhanced fixation of anionic latex onto filler using hot water is done in mixing vessels that can control shear and mixing time. The anionic latexes are totally and irreversibly fixed or bound onto the filler particles and the aggregated filler slurry is stable over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Fpinnovations
    Inventors: Makhlouf Laleg, Roderick Collins, Danielle Gagne, Steven Middleton
  • Patent number: 8021517
    Abstract: Fluorescent nanoparticles such as quantum dots are incorporated into paper and other web products such as plastics to achieve cross-direction and machine direction on-line detection of selected components during manufacture. Fluorescent nanoparticles markers are added in known proportions into product formulations along with the selected components of interest. By detecting the fluorescence from the nanoparticles, the selected components can be traced at various stages of production. In addition, by using different fluorescent nanoparticles that emit radiation at different wavelengths, data from individual materials or layers in a composite structure can be ascertained simultaneously with a single sensor. The technique is particularly suited for monitoring expensive and difficult-to-measure components that may be present only in trace quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell ASCa Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kon Yew Hughes, Sebastien Tixier
  • Patent number: 8007638
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cellulosic sheet having at least one of hydrophobic and oleophobic properties comprises the steps of depositing a stock of cellulosic fibers onto at least one forming fabric at an impingement zone and forming a web therefrom in a formation process; combining a water-based composition comprising an adhesion promoter, an organic nanoparticulate polymer and a fluorocarbon with the web at a preselected combination stage prior to a heating stage at which the web is subjected to a temperature exceeding 60° C.; and heat-curing the composition with the web during a drying process. A water-based composition for imparting at least one of hydrophobic and oleophobic properties to a cellulosic sheet during manufacture comprises an adhesion promoter, an organic nanoparticulate polymer and a fluorocarbon. A cellulosic sheet or layer thereof has at least one of hydrophobic and oleophobic properties. Improved resistance of cellulosic sheets to oil or water is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Baker, Jackson Graham, Dietmar Wirtz
  • Patent number: 7981250
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a process is provided for making paper or board comprising forming a cellulosic suspension that may or may not comprise a filler, flocculating the cellulosic suspension, draining the cellulosic suspension on a screen to form a sheet, wherein the cellulosic suspension is flocculated using a flocculation system comprising the sequential or simultaneous addition of a siliceous material and an organic, cationic or anionic, dispersion micropolymer in a salt solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Marco Savio Polverari, Christopher Michael Lewis, Matthew Gerard Fabian, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7951266
    Abstract: A method of making absorbent cellulosic sheet with increased wet/dry CD tensile ratio includes treating the fiber at high consistency with debonder in a pulper, for example. The process enables the use of large amounts of debonder in a wet-press process in order to achieve wet/dry CD tensile ratios of greater than 30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Bruce J. Kokko, Steven L. Edwards
  • Patent number: 7938933
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making fiber paper. In this method, mineral fibers and PVA resin are blended in water, thus forming first solution. Polymer fibers and PVA resin are blended in water, thus forming second solution. The first solution is mixed with the second solution. A wet paper-making machine is used to make mineral fiber paper from the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council—Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: To-Mai Wang, Sheng-Fu Yang, Yung-Wou Lee, Kin-Seng Sun, Wen-Cheng Lee, Ching-Liang Chen, Chin-Ching Tzeng
  • Patent number: 7922867
    Abstract: Process for the production of paper, board and cardboard having high dry strength by separate addition of a polymer comprising vinylamine units and of ligninsulfonic acid and/or a ligninsulfonate to a paper stock, draining of the paper stock and drying of the paper products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Norbert Schall, Ellen Krueger, Martin Ruebenacker
  • Patent number: 7918965
    Abstract: Process for the production of paper, board and cardboard by draining a paper stock with sheet formation in the presence of a retention aid system comprising (i) at least one polymer comprising vinylamine units, in the form of the free bases, of the salts and/or in quaternized form, as the sole cationic polymer, (ii) at least one linear, anionic polymer having a molar mass Mw of at least 1 million and/or at least one branched, anionic, water-soluble polymer and/or bentonite and/or silica gel and (iii) at least one particulate, anionic, crosslinked, organic polymer having a mean particle diameter of at least 1 ?m and an intrinsic viscosity of less than 3 dl/g, and use of the retention aid system comprising the components (i), (ii) and (iii) as an additive in the production of paper, board and cardboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marc Leduc, Oliver Koch, Simon Champ, Rainer Blum, Andreas Merkel, Knut Menke
  • Patent number: 7815771
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of paper, board or similar products, comprises first of all, adding, to the paper pulp fibrous suspension, at least one main retention aid composed of a cationic (co)polymer. Then optionally the flocs obtained are sheared. Subsequently there is added to the suspension, separately or as a mixture, in any order: at least one secondary retention aid chosen from the group consisting of silica derivatives and anionic or amphoteric organic polymers, and at least one tertiary retention aid composed of a crosslinked anionic organic polymer with a size of greater than or equal to 1 micrometer and exhibiting an intrinsic viscosity of less than 3 dl/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: SNF S.A.S.
    Inventors: Gatien Faucher, Rene Hund, Christian Jehn-Rendu
  • Patent number: 7794566
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of making a near-premium quality paper product having good strength and absorbency characteristics and a product made by that method. The invention is also a method for retaining a high ash content within a paper web formed by conventional wet pressing. The present invention is also a method for retaining a high percentage of softening agent within a paper web that includes such an agent. Further, the present invention is a soft absorbent paper product having a high void volume. Finally, the invention is also a method for producing a soft, absorbent, and near premium paper product having a high void volume using an undulatory crepe blade having a multiplicity of serrulations in its rake surface which presents differentiated creping angles and/or rake angles as to the paper being creped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Steven L. Edwards, David W. White, Frank D. Harper, John H. Dwiggins
  • Patent number: 7691233
    Abstract: Temporary wet strength additives, more particularly, temporary wet strength additives comprising a polymer backbone, wherein the polymer backbone has an internal homo-crosslinking monomeric unit, a co-crosslinking monomeric unit and a cationic monomeric unit, wherein the homo-crosslinking monomeric unit is derived from a monomer having the following structure: and X is —O—,—NH—, or —NCH3—; and R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic groups; and Y3 is —H, —CH3, or a halogen, fibrous structures including such temporary wet strength additives, sanitary tissue products containing such fibrous structures and processes for making such fibrous structures and/or such sanitary tissue product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Lee Barcus, Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi, Angela Marie Leimbach, Stephen Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: RE44519
    Abstract: Starch compositions, including cationic crosslinked starches, and methods of using those starches in papermaking are disclosed. In particular, a cationized crosslinked starch and use of the starch in the wet end system of a paper machine is disclosed. The starch compositions of the disclosure are particularly adapted for customization for specific wet end systems, and allow for modification to correspond to variations in the wet end of the papermaking machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Ray Anderson, David Edward Garlie