Compositions For Coating Or Impregnating A Substrate Used For Collecting Fine Particles By Adherence, Or Processes Of Preparing (e.g., For Impregnating Dusting Cloths, Dust Filters, Etc.) Patents (Class 252/88.2)
  • Patent number: 9034274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicular air cleaner. A DOR (Direct Ozone Reduction) system for suppressing deterioration of a purifying function of an ozone purifying material is provided. Active oxygen is produced by an ozone purifying function of activated carbon. The probability that the active oxygen contacts with a fin of a radiator on a rear surface side is higher than that on a front surface side of the radiator. Accordingly, the activated carbon on the rear surface side of the radiator is easily oxidized as compared with the activated carbon on the front surface side. Therefore, in the fin, a coating amount of the activated carbon on the front surface side of the radiator is adjusted to be larger than a coating amount of the activated carbon on the rear surface side. Thus, the probability that the active oxygen contacts with the activated carbon can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Shinoda, Kazuhiro Sugimoto, Hiroaki Katsumata
  • Patent number: 8968592
    Abstract: Dust suppressant compositions and methods of suppressing dust and other suspendable particulates are described herein that are able to treat a wide array of surfaces. In particular, the dust suppressant compositions can comprise at least one synthetic fluid that was previously derived from a Gas-to-Liquids process. Furthermore, the dust suppressant compositions can also comprise binders and other additives to customize the compositions for their intended application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Soilworks, LLC
    Inventors: Chad Edward Falkenberg, Dorian Amber Lorrayne Falkenberg, Roger Cornwell
  • Patent number: 8877089
    Abstract: A treatment for soils and road base materials including applying to the soil or road base materials an organosilicon waterproofing agent, and applying to the soil or road base material a soil stabilizer binder including an acrylate ester polymer emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence James Guilbault, Christopher Rider
  • Patent number: 8808574
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for the reduction of dust in an environment through application to a hard surface in that environment or dispersal of dust into the environment is minimized. The composition allows for instant reduction of dust and for the elimination of the absorption of moisture on surfaces that are prone to this over time. The invention is usable with mined minerals or synthesized materials that are prone to produce dust and absorb moisture during storage and transport so the composition can allow for a safer environment and longer storage of products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventor: Merle L. Branning
  • Patent number: 8741171
    Abstract: Compositions for reducing the formation of dust and methods for making and using same are provided. The composition can include an emulsion comprising one or more pitches, one or more fatty acids, one or more rosins, or any combination thereof. The composition can also include one or more film forming polymers, one or more oils, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemical LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Swift, Michael C. Peck, Lisa M. Arthur, John B. Hines, Pablo G. Dopico, Kelly A. Shoemake
  • Patent number: 8580139
    Abstract: Compositions for reducing the formation of dust and methods for making and using same are provided. The composition can include an emulsion comprising one or more pitches, one or more fatty acids, one or more rosins, or any combination thereof. The composition can also include one or more film forming polymers, one or more oils, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Swift, Lisa M. Arthur, Kelly A. Shoemake, Michael C. Peck, John B. Hines, Pablo G. Dopico
  • Publication number: 20130273798
    Abstract: Conventional tannic acid and polyphenol anti-allergen agents are known as anti-allergen agents capable of deactivating allergens such as mites and pollen, but these agents have inferior heat resistance and pose problems with coloration, discoloration and elution. The purpose of the present invention is to provide an anti-allergen agent that has excellent heat resistance, shows no coloration, and has excellent water resistance and workability. It was discovered that using an inorganic substance having a high acid site concentration with acid site concentration being defined as the number of acid sites having a pKa of 4.8 or less, it is possible to realize an anti-allergen that manifests strong anti-allergen effects, has excellent heat resistance and water resistance, shows little coloration, and has excellent workability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: TOAGOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinao Yamada
  • Patent number: 8557138
    Abstract: An emulsion of pitch in water preferably characterized by having a lower level of tack on drying by virtue of using as the emulsifying agent a fatty acid, a chemically modified fatty acid, a rosin acid, a chemically modified rosin acid, or combinations thereof, especially a tall oil fatty acid, or a chemically modified tall oil fatty acid, where the pitch emulsion is useful for reducing the development of fugitive dust in a dust-forming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Lisa M. Arthur, John B. Hines, Brian L. Swift, Pablo G. Dopico, Michael C. Peck, Roger Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 8551355
    Abstract: Dedusting agents for fiberglass products and methods for making and using the same are provided. The composition can include a binder and a dedusting agent. The dedusting agent can include an emulsion comprising one or more pitches, one or more fatty acids, one or more rosins, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Kim Tutin, Kelly Shoemake, Phillip W. Hurd, Brian L. Swift, Michael C. Peck, Lisa M. Arthur
  • Patent number: 8530599
    Abstract: A method of preparing hydrophobic silica particles includes the step of reacting together in a single step a mixture of silane ether monomers and organically modified silane ether monomers with a hydrolyzing agent. The method also includes producing hydrophobic silica microparticles and nanoparticles that can include dyes and/or magnetizable components. The silica nanoparticles can be used in the detection, visualization and/or analysis of latent fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: University of Sunderland
    Inventor: Frederick John Rowell
  • Publication number: 20130183879
    Abstract: An allergen deactivator including a compound of the following Formula 1: wherein R represents a straight or branched chain alkyl group of C1 to C30, and X represents H, Na, K, Mg or Ca. Also disclosed is a spray, a filter, a fiber, a fabric, a nonwoven article, a substrate, and a detergent using the allergen deactivator including the compound of Formula 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Junseok Lee, Seonok Lee
  • Patent number: 8465667
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods and compositions for treating piles of low-rank coal to inhibit its spontaneous combustion. The method involves applying to the low-rank coal a composition containing VAE and crude glycerin. The composition prevents water from evaporating out of the low-rank coal. This prevents the formation within the low-rank coal of hollow openings which are a huge factor in causing its spontaneous combustion. The composition has better performance than its ingredients do alone. In fact it is so effective that certain cumbersome low-rank coal-handling methods, such as FIFO recordkeeping and inventorying, not using pinch points, or only using elbow-free equipment can be disregarded when the composition is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Ronald V. Davis, Stephen J. Blubaugh
  • Patent number: 8410194
    Abstract: The biopolymer additive, in combination with water, functions as a soil conditioner that affects soil erosion and water infiltration. The biopolymer additive is derived from complex galactomannon-rich succulent plants. The succulent-derived (biopolymer) additive (SDA) may be used alone or in combination with polymers and copolymers of polyacrylamide (PAM). The combination of the SDA and PAM has a synergistic effect so that the resulting composition yields unexpected results and is a more effective treatment than either SDA or the PAM alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: William J. Orts, Gregory M. Glenn, Syed Hussain Imam, Robert E. Sojka, C. Steven Sikes, Mark A. Hochwalt
  • Patent number: 8313668
    Abstract: A composition for chemical soil improvement includes a synthetic fluid or base oil, a pour point depressant, polyisobutylene, and synthetic fibers, and various combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Vitale, Todd R. Hawkins, C. David Brangan
  • Patent number: 8308861
    Abstract: A phase change material (PCM) composition comprises a blend of at least one fatty acid ester and at least one ethylene copolymer, wherein the ethylene copolymer comprises at least 28% of an at least one polar comonomer by weight, based on the weight of the ethylene copolymer. A film or sheet comprises or is produced from the PCM composition and the film or sheet can be a single layer or multilayer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Loic Pierre Rolland, Jacques Andre
  • Patent number: 8298439
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods and compositions for treating piles of particulate materials to inhibit and prevent the loss of valuable fuel or mineral dust from being released from storage piles or open containers. The method involves applying to the pile a binder coating containing VAE and crude glycerin. The binder coating cures and hardens slowly so it is able to remain flexible while the pile or payload is still settling, jostling, being bumped, and otherwise moving around. This coating is especially effective for coal piles and also for piles within and for being moved by open topped railroad cars. The coating's flexibility prevents the coating from becoming brittle and shattering. The coating has better performance than its ingredients do alone. The coating is effective both when it is flexible and after it cures. As a result the invention can both prevent unwanted dust pollution as well as save its users money by avoiding loss of blown away material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Stephen J. Blubaugh, Kevin L. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8277682
    Abstract: An inorganic, static electric binder composition for use as a texture stabilizing element in masses of organic and/or inorganic particles and also as a filtering mass is presented. One major use of the binder composition is to reclaim arid and hyper-arid deserts and to prevent desertification and the movement and advancement of sand dunes, in other words stopping wind erosion efficiently. Also presented is a method for the preparation of the binder composition and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Desert Control Institute Inc.
    Inventor: Kristian P. Olesen
  • Patent number: 8257818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low oil and basis weight, apertured dusting wipe exhibiting improved particulate pick up performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dianne Ellis, Wanda B. Best
  • Patent number: 8232235
    Abstract: Compositions are provided that include blends that consist essentially of 1,1,1,2,2,3,4,5,5,5-decafluoro-3-methoxy-4-(trifluoromethyl)pentane, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, and a third component. The third component is selected from methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, t-butanol, and 1-propanol. The blends form ternary azeotropes. Provided compositions can be useful for cleaning electronic parts, as coating solvent components, as heat transfer fluids, and as lubricants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: John G. Owens
  • Patent number: 8177997
    Abstract: A composition for chemical soil improvement includes a synthetic fluid or base oil, a pour point depressant, polyisobutylene, and synthetic fibers, and various combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Vitale
  • Patent number: 8163843
    Abstract: A description is given of the preparation of high molecular mass, crystalline copolyesters with high solubility in non-halogenated and non-aromatic solvents, and of their use in adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriele Brenner, Rene Koschabek, Georg Becker
  • Patent number: 8133408
    Abstract: An emulsion of pitch in water characterized by having a lower level of tack on drying by virtue of the incorporation of a finely divided filler, where the emulsion is useful for reducing the development of fugitive dust in a dust-forming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Swift, Roger Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 8070980
    Abstract: A composition for chemical soil improvement includes a synthetic fluid or base oil, a pour point depressant, polyisobutylene, and synthetic fibers, and various combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Vitale, Todd R. Hawkins, C. David Brangan
  • Patent number: 8052890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions useful for the suppression of fugitive dust emissions and methods of suppressing dust emissions by application of an aqueous solution comprising a surfactant, wetting agent and an acrylic copolymer. The compositions of the invention are effective in wetting, penetrating and improving particle cohesion and reducing water evaporation. They can also be used as a knockdown agent for airborne dust and for minimizing soil and dust erosion, blowing and loss from roads and bulk solids, mineral flotation processes, waste management applications and as a binding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Van G. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8048333
    Abstract: A composition for chemical soil improvement includes a synthetic fluid or base oil, a pour point depressant, polyisobutylene, and synthetic fibers, and various combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Vitale, Todd R. Hawkins, C. David Brangan
  • Patent number: 8026328
    Abstract: A method of preparing hydrophobic silica particles includes the step of reacting together in a single step a mixture of silane ether monomers and organically modified silane ether monomers with a hydrolyzing agent. The method also includes producing hydrophobic silica microparticles and nanoparticles that can include dyes and/or magnetizable components. The silica nanoparticles can be used in the detection, visualization and/or analysis of latent fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: University of Sunderland
    Inventor: Frederick John Rowell
  • Patent number: 8026289
    Abstract: A fluorinated polyoxyalkylene glycol diamide surfactant of formula 1 B—X—COCH2O—[—CpH2pO—]n—CH2CO—X—Ra??(1) wherein B is M or Ra, M is an ionizable hydrogen, ammonium, alkali metal, or alkaline earth metal, p is from about 2 to about 4, n is from about 5 about 43, each X is independently NR, SCH2CH2NR, SO2NRCH2CH2NR, or SO2CH2CH2NR; R is hydrogen, or a linear or branched alkyl group CbH(2b+1) wherein b is 1 to about 18, Ra is Rf(CH2CF2)d—(CgH2g)—; Rf(OCF2CF2)r—(CgH2g)—; RfOY—; Rf(CH2)h[(CF2CF2)i(CH2CH2)j]k—; Rf(CgH2g)—; or H(CcF2c)—(CgH2g)—; Y is CFHCF2O(CwH2w)—; or CF(CF3)CONH—(CgH2g)—; and each Rf is independently CcF(2c+1) wherein c is 1 to about 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Peter Michael Murphy, Anilkumar Raghavanpillai
  • Patent number: 8022107
    Abstract: A fluorinated polyoxyalkylene glycol diester surfactant of formula 1 B—X—COCH2O—[—CpH2pO—]n—CH2CO—X—Ra??(1) wherein B is M or Ra, M is an ionizable hydrogen, ammonium, alkali metal, or alkaline earth metal, p is from about 2 to about 4, n is from about 5 to about 43, X is O, S, or SCH2CH2O, Ra is Rf(CH2CF2)d—(CgH2g)—; Rf[OCF2CF2]r(CgH2g)—; Rf(CH2)h[(CF2CF2)i(CH2CH2)j]k-; or RfOY—; Y is CFHCF2O(CH2CH2O)v-(CgH2g)—; CFHCF2O(CwH2w)—; or CF(CF3)CONH—(CgH2g)—; each Rf is independently CcF(2c+1) wherein c is 1 to about 6; d is 1 to about 3; g is 1 to about 4; or 1; r is 1 to about 4; h is 1 to about 6; i, j, and k are each independently 1, 2, or 3, or a mixture thereof; provided that the total number of carbon atoms in Rf(CH2)h[(CF2CF2)i(CH2CH2)j]k— is from about 8 to about 22; v is 1 to about 4; and w is from about 2 to about 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Peter Michael Murphy, Anilkumar Raghavanpillai
  • Patent number: 7951227
    Abstract: This disclosure teaches a composition and process which makes it possible to remove floating particulates or prevent the dissemination or particulates, by the misting of a solution that readily captures any particulate material in the air. More specifically, the present disclosure teaches the composition and use of aromatic compounds that are semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) or slow evaporators in water-based carriers with surfactants as the misting/fogging agent for dust suppression. The particulate material is lowered to surfaces and removed by vacuuming, damp-wiping or using a dry cloth with a cationic charge (static cloth). This method can be achieved with neutral air pressure differentials in the work areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventors: Greg Weatherman, Marcia Celusnek Cash
  • Patent number: 7871534
    Abstract: A method for dusting-preventive treatment of a dusting material using a dust-preventive treatment agent including a PTFE aqueous dispersion having lower potential for environmental concerns, which method is as effective as a known method and further has a lower possibility of environmental concerns, and the dust-preventive treated material obtained by treating the dusting material by the method. The method involves mixing a dust preventing treatment composition composed of an aqueous dispersion of polytetrafluoroethylene containing 50 ppm or less of a fluorine-containing emulsifier with the dusting material and then forming fibrils of polytetrafluoroethylene by applying a compression/shear force to the mixture above at a temperature of about 20° C. to 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignees: Nippo Corporation, Murakashi Lime Industry Co., Ltd., Du Pont-Mitsui Fluorochemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Mizuno, Teruo Urano, Kazuo Konabe, Mitsuyoshi Kawazoe
  • Patent number: 7871821
    Abstract: An artificial test soil comprises particulate, hair, and fiber components, wherein said particulate component consists of mineral, food, and plant materials, so chosen and proportioned as to correlate to a typical soil found in the home. The test soil may be used to test cleaning products by application of a known amount thereof to a surface, cleaning of said surface, and determination of the amount of said soil removed from said surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark M. Gipp, John R. Wietfeldt
  • Patent number: 7871535
    Abstract: A composition for dust-preventive treatment including an aqueous dispersion of fluorine-containing polymer showing a low potential for environmental concerns and a dust prevention effect as high as that of known composition for dust-preventive treatment. The composition for dust-preventive treatment includes an aqueous dispersion of fluorine-containing polymer containing 50 ppm or less of a fluorine-containing emulsifier. The composition for dust-preventive treatment comprising aqueous dispersion of fluorine-containing polymer containing 50 ppm or less of a fluorine-containing emulsifier can preferably be obtained by removing the fluorine-containing emulsifier from a polymer dispersion prepared by polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene using the fluorine-containing emulsifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Du Pont-Mitsui Fluorochemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Konabe, Mitsuyoshi Kawazoe
  • Patent number: 7854857
    Abstract: A safe, biodegradable, environmentally benign, non-toxic, water-soluble solution consisting of water, sugar, starch, sodium phosphate, and surfactant that can be applied to dust and sand particles to bind the particles and form a hardened crust. Also disclosed is the related method for abating dust and preventing erosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James H Wynne, Barry J Spargo, Christopher T Lloyd, Warren W Schultz
  • Publication number: 20100279573
    Abstract: An aqueous anti-dusting emulsion formulation for use in the manufacture of fibre wool insulation comprises (by weight): a) less than 90% a petroleum hydrocarbon; b) 10%-100% of a triglyceride; and, c) 1%-10% of a surfactant such as an ammonium or sodium salt of lignosulphonic acid. Also provided are fibre wool insulation products incorporating such formulations and methods of making such insulation products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Laurence Sinnige
  • Patent number: 7824569
    Abstract: Modifications to the extracellular polymeric substance, predominantly extracellular polysaccharide, of a biopolymer produced by Rhizobium tropici ATCC 49672 yield a stable dry salt transported more easily than a fluid or gel and more stable than either. The salt may be re-constituted with water on-site. Embodiments may be employed as a soil amendment for soil strengthening, reducing hydraulic conductivity, erosion control and dust control as well as a metal chelator for contaminant remediation. Based on comparison with dextran standards, an embodiment demonstrated a molecular weight over 511,000 D. Embodiments include a day salt that is precipitated from solution and in use is re-hydrated back to original form. When added to a sandy soil at 0.1% by dry weight, an embodiment decreased the hydraulic conductivity by three orders of magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: John K. Newman, David B. Ringelberg, Kevin P. O'Connell, William A. Martin, Victor F. Medina, Steven L. Larson
  • Patent number: 7799241
    Abstract: A fixing liquid for properly and economically suppressing or preventing dispersion of dust (asbestos dust) generated through weathering or demolition of a sprayed-on material containing asbestos is prepared by homogeneously incorporating a surfactant and a thickener (e.g., CMC) into a solution of a polysaccharide (e.g., gum arabic). When an appropriate amount of the fixing liquid is sprayed onto a sprayed-on material containing asbestos, dust due to weathering of the sprayed-on material is wetted and retained, and dispersion of dust generated during demolition of the material is suppressed or prevented. Even after drying of the fixing liquid, the viscosity of the liquid is restored by re-wetting with water, and dispersion of dust generated during demolition of the thus-treated material is suppressed or prevented. Since the thickener has an increased volume in the presence of water, the thus-treated material is readily removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Akinori Furuya
  • Patent number: 7682519
    Abstract: A composition of matter containing a solution made from: from about 18 to about 70 wt % of a sugar; from about 2 to about 10 wt % of a water-soluble polysaccharide; from about 0.1 to about 1 wt % of a phosphate; from about 0.01 to about 1 wt % of a surfactant; and from about 18 wt % to remainder of water. A method for dust and sand abatement and erosion prevention by: providing the above solution, applying the solution to sand or dust particles wherein the solution binds to the particles; and allowing the solution to bind to the sand or dust particles and to dry thereby forming a hardened crust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James Wynne, Barry Spargo, Christopher Lloyd, Marc Laplante
  • Patent number: 7658862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dust suppressant composition comprising a aqueous solution of polyvinyl alcohol, acrylic-based latex, glycerin, silicone based surfactant and a polysiloxane-based wetting agent. Preferably, the composition comprises from about 10 to about 46% of polyvinyl alcohol, from about 20 to about 60% of an acrylic-based latex, from about 0.6 to about 7.0% of glycerin, from about 0.1 to about 1.5% of silicone-based surfactant and from about 0.001 to about 0.5% of polysiloxane-based wetting agent. The composition provides a polymer film over a dusting material thus forming a homogeneous and resistant layer. The instant composition, which is applied over the dusting material (preferably sprayed over the material) and dried at room temperature, presents a low surface tension resulting in better wetting of the particulates and agglomeration of the material. The latter two properties ensure that there is less breakage of the polymer film during continuous use or application (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Joao R. Talamoni
  • Patent number: 7514018
    Abstract: Disclosed are dust suppressant and aggregate stabilization compositions. In accordance with the subject disclosure, hemicellulose is used as a dust suppressant and/or as a stabilization composition for aggregates such as a road bed or soil field. Other ingredients may be used in a composition in conjunction with hemicellulose. For instance, a lignin compound may be used to enhance dust suppression and/or aggregate stabilization. A surfactant may be used to decrease the viscosity of the composition. A crosslinking agent may be used to enhance the water resistance of the composition. A chloride salt may be added to increase the hygroscopicity of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin H. Schilling, Dan Freeman, Roger E. McPherson
  • Patent number: 7482386
    Abstract: Methods for controlling dust which include applying an effective amount of a composition including an alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) surfactant, a polyglycol, an antifoaming agent, and water, to dust-producing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Envirospecialists, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Patent number: 7435380
    Abstract: A pseudo-plastic or thixotropic carrier having anti-malodorous components dissolved or suspended therein is sprayed on the internal surfaces of an ostomy bag or pouch. The viscoelastic properties of the carrier allow the composition to be conveniently dispensed from a spray bottle into the ostomy bag and retained on the inner walls thereof without being displaced therefrom by incoming waste during use of the ostomy bag. This allows the composition to continue to deodorize the ostomy bag headspace even after waste material begins to fill the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony E. Winston
  • Publication number: 20080169447
    Abstract: There is provided an allergen inactivating agent having less lowering in performance due to fluctuation in pH, and being capable of not only adsorbing and removing an allergen, but also inactivating and removing the allergen itself. In addition, there is provided a house dust treatment agent, spray, and sheet, capable of effectively removing house dust, without any disadvantages upon use such as generation of stains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Shinichi Nagai, Takashi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7399571
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is multilayered sheet comprising a core layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer and an IR absorbing additive; wherein the IR absorbing additive is a metal oxide; and a first cap layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer and an electromagnetic radiation absorbing additive; wherein a surface of the first cap layer is disposed upon and in intimate contact with a surface of the core layer. Disclosed herein too is a method for manufacturing a multilayered sheet comprising melt blending a composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer and an IR absorbing additive to produce a core layer; melt blending a composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer and an ultraviolet radiation absorber to produce a first cap layer; combining the core layer with the first cap layer in such a manner that the cap layer is disposed upon and in intimate contact with a surface of the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jos van den Bogerd, Josephus Hubertus Cornelius Maria Dekkers, Rein Mollerus Faber, Eelco van Hamersveld, Christianus J. J. Maas
  • Patent number: 7135530
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric/oligomeric methacrylate functionalized amide acetals are effective in preparing coating composition based on their reaction with isocyanates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Neville Everton Drysdale, Laura Ann Lewin, Robert John Barsotti, Patrick Henry Corcoran
  • Patent number: 7101493
    Abstract: A method and composition for suppressing coal dust include a metal-containing compound, such as an organo-manganese, that provides the additional benefit of being a combustion improver. The organometallic compound is mixed with any appropriate dust suppressant liquid. The organometallic compound may include methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: William J. Colucci
  • Patent number: 7070709
    Abstract: Disclosed are dust suppressant and aggregate stabilization compositions. In accordance with the subject disclosure, hemicellulose is used as a dust suppressant and/or as a stabilization composition for aggregates such as a road bed or soil field. Other ingredients may be used in a composition in conjunction with hemicellulose. For instance, a lignin compound may be used to enhance dust suppression and/or aggregate stabilization. A surfactant may be used to decrease the viscosity of the composition. A crosslinking agent may be used to enhance the water resistance of the composition. A chloride salt may be added to increase the hygroscopicity of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin H. Schilling, Dan Freeman, Roger E. McPherson
  • Patent number: 7011766
    Abstract: A method of treating a metal-contaminated sediment includes capping the sediment with a capping product containing sulfur and at least one component selected from the group consisting of clays, clay-sized materials, bulking agents, sand, sand-sized materials, aggregate, and binding agents. A capping product includes a plurality of manufactured composite particles, each composite particle comprising a relatively dense core and a sealant layer at least partially encapsulating the core, the sealant layer including sulfur and at least one of the above components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Aquablok, Ltd.
    Inventor: John H. Hull
  • Patent number: 6998067
    Abstract: A method of dusting-preventive treatment in which a powder having dusting property is treated with fibril-forming PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) to impart non-dusting property thereto and the non-dusting property of the powder, after having been reduced during transportation, are economically and advantageously recovered or improved through a relatively simple step. The method comprises: a first dusting-preventive treatment step in which fibril-forming polytetrafluoroethylene is added to a powder having dusting property, and a compression/shear force is exerted to the mixture at a temperature in the range of 20 to 200° C. to thereby regulate powder so as to have a flow value of 150 mm to 200 mm; and a second dusting-preventive treatment step in which a compression/shear force is exerted again at a temperature in the range of 50 to 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventors: Hirofumi Tsutsumi, Teruo Urano, Masatsune Ogura, Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Patent number: 6964744
    Abstract: The present invention serves to substantially improve the dust capture property of dedusting oils, by modifying these oils with nonionic and/or cationic surfactants. The application of surfactant modified oils reduces dust that is generated when loose-fill insulation is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Gallagher, Christophe J. Wagner, Claire Calero, Daniel Lacaute
  • Patent number: 6924326
    Abstract: A method treats ordinary filters with an electrostatic material that will turn any filter into a passive electrostatic filter. A formulation is sprayed or otherwise applied onto the filter to increase the filter's ability to effectively reduce indoor air particulates and improve indoor air quality. The formulation includes a water-soluble dielectric formulation and can also be combined with a biocide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Meyer, Robert P. Scaringe