Of Carbohydrate Patents (Class 428/532)
  • Patent number: 10421689
    Abstract: A gypsum board according to the invention comprises • calcium sulphate dihydrate; • Tartaric acid in an amount in the range of 0.01 to 0.1% w based on the weight of calcium sulphate hemihydrate; • A fluidizer in an amount of 1.0 to 10.0 kg/m3; • Starch in an amount of 3.0 to 12.0 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Etex Building Performance International SAS
    Inventors: Roger Arese, Pierre Peyron
  • Patent number: 9834516
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compositions comprising regioselectively substituted cellulose esters. One aspect of the invention relates to processes for preparing regioselectively substituted cellulose esters from cellulose dissolved in ionic liquids. Another aspect of the invention relates to the utility of regioselectively substituted cellulose esters in applications such as protective and compensation films for liquid crystalline displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles Michael Buchanan, Norma Lindsey Buchanan, Robert Thomas Hembre, Juanelle Little Lambert, Michael Eugene Donelson, Maryna Grigorievna Gorbunova, Thauming Kuo, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 9834651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of a surface coated support material wherein said process comprises contacting a support material with an aqueous dispersion of nanocellulose. The surface coated support material can be used in a composite material. The invention therefore further relates to the surface coated support material per se, a composite comprising the material, a process for the production of the composite material and an article produced from the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Koon-Yang Lee, Puja Bharadia, Alexander Bismarck
  • Patent number: 9802397
    Abstract: Provided is a structural member for electronic devices which uses a material that is flexible and has excellent restoration properties after extension and stress relaxation properties. The structural member for electronic devices has the following properties A and B: (Property A) In a case where predetermined deformation is applied, stress that applies the deformation is relaxed (reduced) with time: and (Property B) In a case where the stress that applies deformation is 0, the deformation rarely remains while a resin composition is recovered. That is, when stress is 0, residual strain substantially becomes 0 (specifically 3% or lower).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takatoshi Abe, Tomoaki Sawada, Shingo Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9688576
    Abstract: The formulation for making plasterboard with paper cover sheets comprises finely divided gypsum, a minor amount by weight of starch and, as crosslinking agent for the starch, a tri-functional reactive s-triazine having substituents at positions 2, 4 and 6 of the triazine ring which are reactive with the starch. A preferred crosslinking agent is 2,4,6-trichloro-s-triazine, which is preferably partially reacted with the starch before further reaction with the paper cover sheets for the plaster board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: BPB Limited
    Inventors: Agnes Smith, Thierry Chotard, Cyrielle S. Dupas, Ian Paul Wilkes
  • Patent number: 9506186
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of a surface coated support material wherein said process comprises contacting a support material with an aqueous dispersion of nanocellulose. The surface coated support material can be used in a composite material. The invention therefore further relates to the surface coated support material per se, a composite comprising the material, a process for the production of the composite material and an article produced from the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Koon-Yang Lee, Puja Bharadia, Alexander Bismarck
  • Patent number: 9410291
    Abstract: The disclosure provides tissue webs, and products incorporating the same, where the webs comprise wood and bamboo fibers. More specifically the disclosure provides soft and durable through-air dried tissue webs comprising at least about 10 percent bamboo fiber by weight of the web. In the through-air dried tissue webs of the present disclosure, bamboo typically replaces high average fiber length wood fibers, which increases the bulk of the through-air dried web without negatively effecting softness or durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Gerard Shannon
  • Patent number: 9227222
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thin polarizing film which has only a small environmental load and has excellent optical characteristics. The thin polarizing film is produced by forming a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin layer on a thermoplastic resin substrate. The thin polarizing film has a thickness of 10 ?m or less, a single axis transmittance of 42.0% or more, a polarization degree of 99.95% or more, and an iodine content of 17.6 grams per 400×700 square millimeters or less, which is measured by an ion chromatography method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Izaki, Takeharu Kitagawa, Shusaku Goto, Takashi Kamijo, Tomohiro Mori, Minoru Miyatake
  • Patent number: 9222224
    Abstract: The disclosure provides tissue webs, and products incorporating the same, where the webs comprise wood and bamboo fibers. More specifically the disclosure provides soft and durable through-air dried tissue webs comprising at least about 10 percent bamboo fiber by weight of the web. In the through-air dried tissue webs of the present disclosure, bamboo typically replaces high average fiber length wood fibers, which increases the bulk of the through-air dried web without negatively effecting softness or durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Gerard Shannon
  • Patent number: 9079998
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an aqueous dispersion of acrylic modified starch with excellent long-term storage stability, as well as an aqueous coating composition that can form a coated film with excellent finished appearance, curability and weather resistance, obtained using the dispersion. The aqueous dispersion of the present invention is obtained by separate graft polymerization of a radical polymerizable unsaturated monomer mixture for formation of a hydrophobic polymer and a radical polymerizable unsaturated monomer mixture for formation of a hydrophilic polymer, in the presence of starch and/or modified starch, and neutralizing the carboxyl groups in the acrylic modified starch with a basic substance if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chikara Kawamura, Hiroaki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Wakamatsu, Yuuichi Inada
  • Publication number: 20150140349
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel, a window layer and a coating formed of gel material. The window layer is formed on the display panel and the coating layer is formed on the window layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: EUNJUNG LEE, SEUNGBAE LEE, JONGHO CHONG
  • Patent number: 9034478
    Abstract: A method for making a water-degradable paper sheet involves the following: providing at least one strip of a water-soluble binding material in the form of a dry film; providing at least two strips each made of at least one ply of cellulose wadding; placing the strip of water-soluble binding material between the two strips of cellulose wadding; humidifying, assembling and pressing the three strips; and drying the complex strip thus obtained. The sheet thus obtained can be used for making a roll carrier mandrel by helically winding one or more strips from the sheet about a cylinder. Articles produced from the sheet can particularly be used in the field of products for sanitary or domestic use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Tissue France
    Inventors: Nicolas Weisang, Frederic Roesch, Benoit Hoeft
  • Patent number: 9023483
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of protecting wood or other celiulosic material from decay by copper-tolerant fungi, and wood preservative formulations for use in the same. The wood preservative formulations comprise a biocidal metal compound, a 1,2,4-triazole and a didecyl quaternary ammonium cation. Didecyldimethyl quaternary ammonium compounds are particularly preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Arch Timber Protection Limited
    Inventors: Craig Andrew Mars, David Grindon Cantrell, Kevin Hughes, Andrew Stewart Hughes
  • Publication number: 20150104629
    Abstract: A gypsum composition, board, and method of producing a gypsum board with increased fire endurance are described. The set gypsum-containing composition can be used to prepare a gypsum board having fire endurance, based on particular water-to-stucco ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Bangji CAO, Weixin D. SONG, Cesar CHAN
  • Publication number: 20150079413
    Abstract: Disposable medical items made from bioplastic resins include a biodegradable resin selected from the group consisting of polylactic acid (PLA), cellulose based PH, polycaprolate (PCL), polybutyleneadipatetetephathalate (PBT), polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), green polyethylene (GPE), green polyethylene terephthalate (GPET), Poly3-hydoxybutrate-3-hydroxyhexxanate (PHBH), poly-D-lactide (PDLA), and poly-L-lactide (PLLA); a plasticizer intermixed with the resin to provide a generally homogenous bioplastic; and a device formed from the bioplastic, where the device is at least one of a vaginal speculum, a specimen container, a measuring cup, a urinal, or a medical band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: INNOVATIVE BOTTLES, LLC
    Inventor: Shantu Patel
  • Publication number: 20150064491
    Abstract: A paint composition includes microfibrillated cellulose, binder, and solvent. The microfibrillated cellulose may be present in an amount ranging from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight based on the total weight of the paint composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: IMERYS S.A.
    Inventors: Jonathan Phipps, Sophie Bourgoin, Annabelle Huguette Renee Legrix, Gemma Vinnicombe
  • Publication number: 20150051556
    Abstract: Medical device surfaces, for example a plastic catheter or metal guide wire, are disclosed with a lubricating coating made from Brasenia schreberi polysaccharide mucilage. The coated device surfaces may be prepared with a variety of techniques offering improved alternatives to conventional coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Ronan T. Young
  • Patent number: 8951636
    Abstract: Provided are composite particles which exhibit excellent fluidity and high liquid retentivity and which exhibit high fluidity even in a liquid-holding sate. Also provided are composite particles which permit direct compressing in an open feed manner and which suffer from little compressing trouble and exhibit high shapability. When shaped together with an active ingredient, the composite particles provide shaped bodies which have uniform weight, uniform active ingredient content, and high hardness and which suffer from less galling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Magome, Kazuhiro Obae
  • Patent number: 8945718
    Abstract: Aqueous coating composition for shading substrates, preferably paper, comprising (a) at least one shading dye of formula (I) in which R1 signifies H, methyl or ethyl, R2 signifies paramethoxyphenyl, methyl or ethyl, M signifies a cation 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, (b) at least one white pigment, (c) at least one primary binder, (d) optionally one or more secondary binders and (e) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Heidrun Grether-Schene, David Puddiphatt
  • Publication number: 20150027954
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for removing a target oil from an aqueous fluid stream using a capture medium. In embodiments, the capture medium can comprise an anchor substrate and a modifier technology supported on the anchor substrate, where the modifier technology complexes with the oil to form a removable complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: David S. Soane, William Ware, JR., Robert P. Mahoney, Ian Slattery
  • Publication number: 20150024226
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a laminated body, which is a laminated body for a polarizing plate as well as comprises a polymer film and a layer comprising a sulfonyl group-containing compound, wherein either or both of the polymer film and the layer comprising a sulfonyl group-containing compound comprises an aromatic secondary amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20150024094
    Abstract: A packaging material includes an antimicrobial agent adhered to a substrate. The antimicrobial agent can include copper, and the packaging material can include cellulose. The substrate can be paperboard, and the copper can be a copper salt, such as copper sulfate. The packaging material may be provided by causing adherence between the substrate and the antimicrobial agent, such as by coating the substrate with the antimicrobial agent. Then, the packaging material may be cut into sheets. The sheets may be formed into cartons or other suitable packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel F. Keller, Alan Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20150024171
    Abstract: A composite material is produced from carpet waste and a binding agent, in intimate association, and may also include wood fiber or chips and/or other additives. A method of manufacturing a composite material includes shredding carpet waste, coating the carpet waste with a binding agent, and subjecting the shredded, coated carpet waste to elevated heat and pressure. As an additional step, the composite material may be actively cooled to prevent deformation of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: David E. Murdock, Douglas Mancosh, James P. Przybylinski
  • Publication number: 20150017432
    Abstract: The invention provides articles and methods for making such articles including a substrate coated on at least one region thereof with a layer of nanocomposites nano-cellulose materials and nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Yissum Research Development Company of the Herbrew University of Jerasalem Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Shoseyov, Yossef Paltiel, Shira Yochelis, Sigal Baruch-Sharon, Yuval Nevo
  • Patent number: 8932727
    Abstract: Aqueous coating composition for optical brightening and shading of substrates 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, 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 or different, and each is C1-C4 linear or branched alkyl, C2-C4
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Heidrun Grether-Schene, Cédric Klein, David Puddiphatt
  • Publication number: 20150010767
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods relating to an extruded pregelatinized, partially hydrolyzed starch prepared by mixing at least water, non-pregelatinized starch, and acid to form a starch precursor. The acid can be a weak acid that substantially avoids chelating calcium ions or a strong acid in a small amount. In the method, pregelatinization and acid-modification of the starch precursor occurs in one step in an extruder. Also disclosed are methods of preparing board using the starch prepared according to the methods, as well as starches and boards prepared by various methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Yijun SANG, Weixin D. SONG, Cesar CHAN, Chris C. LEE
  • Patent number: 8927110
    Abstract: The present invention provides plain printing paper comprising a paper substrate containing, as main components, cellulose pulp and calcium carbonate as a filler, and an optional cationic resin and a multivalent cation salt attached onto the paper substrate, wherein the total amount of the cationic resin and the multivalent cation salt attached on both surfaces of the paper substrate is 1.0 g/m2 to 5.0 g/m2, both inclusive, and the mass ratio of the cationic resin to the multivalent cation salt is 0:100 to 90:10, both inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Koji Idei, Masanori Nagoshi, Kazutoshi Iida, Atsushi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8927109
    Abstract: Reinforced wood flooring according to one embodiment includes: a surface layer having a plurality of wood sheets and a resin-impregnated paper sheet interposed between the wood sheets, in which each of the wood sheets has a predetermined thickness and a plate shape, and the wood sheets and the resin-impregnated paper sheets are bonded together into a unitary body through hot-pressing; an adhesive layer formed beneath the surface layer to serve as an adhesive; and a plywood arranged beneath the adhesive layer and attached to a lower side of the surface layer by the adhesive lay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Woong Kim, H. C. Jang
  • Patent number: 8920923
    Abstract: A process for the production of a lignocellulose-containing material, in which, based in each case on the lignocellulose-containing material: A) from 30 to 95% by weight of lignocellulose particles; B) from 1 to 25% by weight of expanded plastic particles having a bulk density in the range from 10 to 150 kg/m3; C) from 1 to 50% by weight of a binder selected from the group consisting of aminoplast resin, phenol-formaldehyde resin and organic isocyanate having at least two isocyanate groups, and optionally D) additives are mixed and are then pressed at elevated temperature and under elevated pressure, wherein the component B) comprises a curing agent for the component C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Maxim Peretolchin, Günter Scherr, Stephan Weinkötz, Frank Braun, Olaf Kriha, Benjamin Nehls, Michael Schmidt, Michael Finkenauer, Jürgen von Auenmüller
  • Patent number: 8916273
    Abstract: The formulation for making plasterboard with paper cover sheets comprises finely divided gypsum, a minor amount by weight of starch and, as crosslinking agent for the starch, a tri-functional reactive s-triazine having substituents at positions 2, 4 and 6 of the triazine ring which are reactive with the starch. A preferred crosslinking agent is 2,4,6-trichloro-s-triazine, which is preferably partially reacted with the starch before further reaction with the paper cover sheets for the plaster board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: BPB Limited
    Inventors: Agnes Smith, Thierry Chotard, Cyrielle S. Dupas, Ian Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20140347576
    Abstract: In an aspect, a display device including a display panel, a first protecting film attached under the display panel, and a second protecting film attached on the second protecting film, in which at least any one of the first and second protecting films includes a retardation layer is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul-Woo Jeong, Soon-Ryong Park, Seok-Gi Baek, Jung-Ho So, Tae-Eun Kim
  • Publication number: 20140349047
    Abstract: There is provided a multilayer film comprising a starch layer and at least one other layer. The multilayer film has excellent barrier properties. The starch layer comprises a modified starch having a degree of substitution less than 1.5. Suitable other layers include polyolefins. The multilayer film finds use in packaging, particularly in packaging foodstuffs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas John McCaffrey, Roya Khalil, Nicholas Roy Oakley, Brendan Morris
  • Patent number: 8889262
    Abstract: The present application relates to wood preservation, for example, surfactants and phospholipids for improving wood preservation. Included are surfactants and phospholipids containing a 2-amino-N,N-dimethylacetamide. Provided are wood preservative compositions containing these surfactants or phospholipids, methods of applying such wood preservative compositions to wood, and wood products resultant from some such methods. Also provided are wood products containing the wood preservative compositions provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Atsushi Mizusawa
  • Publication number: 20140335323
    Abstract: A laminate structural material including at least one substrate layer and at least one reinforcing layer. The reinforcing layer may include a binder and a starch-containing component. The reinforcing layer is made from a base material having discrete starch-containing pellets bound to each other by a carbohydrate polymer binder. The laminate structural material to be formed into components of furniture, shelters, enclosures, pet accessories, and/or other structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: John M. Lipscomb
  • Publication number: 20140335347
    Abstract: A breathable, semi-permeable, laminate that includes at least one a semi-permeable layer having top and bottom surfaces; at least one microporous liquid impermeable layer bonded to at least one surface of the semi-permeable layer; and at least one textile layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: John D. Langley, Jason R. Cole, Adam J. Terrell
  • Patent number: 8883300
    Abstract: Porous wood-based lignocellulosic material is modified by incorporating into its pore matrix a bonded silica filling. An immobilized-silica precursor such as a water-glass solution of silica subunits or a colloidal silica is used to produce the filling, such as by immersion of the lignocellulosic material therein. The impermeable wood-based lignocellulosic material produced thereby is inflammable and impermeable to penetration by fluids and pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: John C. Miller, Deborah L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8865318
    Abstract: A composite wood product containing acetylated wood elements characterized by an average value in thickness swelling not exceeding 5% after subjection to 25 wet-dry/freeze-thaw cycles as described in Table II. Alternative characterizations include moduli of elasticity and rupture, and bending strength. A two stage process for the acetylation of wood elements is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Titan Wood Limited
    Inventors: Michel Maes, Beno Pol
  • Patent number: 8865317
    Abstract: A decorative laminate includes a decorative layer and a core layer. The decorative layer is composed of a resin impregnated decorative sheet. The core layer is composed of at least one resin impregnated sheet of core paper. The core paper is impregnated with a resin composed of phenol formaldehyde resin and wood molasses. In this manner, a substantial portion of the resin used to impregnate the core paper is replaced with wood molasses, which results in a reduction of the cost of manufacturing the decorative laminate. The decorative laminate is manufactured by preparing a resin impregnated decorative sheet and preparing at least one resin impregnated core sheet by impregnating a core sheet with a resin composition composed of phenol formaldehyde resin and wood molasses. The decorative sheet and the core sheet are then layered to form a laminate lay-up that is heated and pressed to consolidate and cure the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Wilsonart LLC
    Inventors: Robert R. Krebs, Bruce E. Young, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8863757
    Abstract: A process for reducing the permeability of a paper wrapper used in the construction of a smoking article is disclosed. The paper wrapper is treated with a film-forming composition that forms treated discrete areas on the wrapper. The treated discrete areas have a permeability within a predetermined range sufficient to reduce the ignition proclivity properties of a smoking article made with the wrapper. In accordance with the present invention, the film-forming composition contains a film-forming material. The film-forming material has a relatively low viscosity. In this manner, the film-forming composition can have a relatively high solids content and still be applied to the wrapper using conventional techniques, such as by using a gravure printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Kraker
  • Publication number: 20140302337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing coated substrates by providing a substrate, providing at least one mineral material, providing a polysaccharide material comprising one or more polysaccharides, coating the substrate with the at least one mineral material, and coating the resulting pre-coat layer of mineral material with the gel comprising one or more polysaccharides, as well as the coated substrate obtained by this process and its use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Catherine Jean Ridgway, Michel Schenker
  • Publication number: 20140302280
    Abstract: A gypsum panel that incorporates a plant fiber other than paper is disclosed. The plant fiber material may be in the form of a facing material adhered to at least one side of the gypsum panel or in the form of loose fibers integrated with the gypsum panel as a matrix or both. Further, the plant fiber may be combined with conventional gypsum panel additives, is fully recyclable and environmentally sustainable. The present invention further relates to a method of making such a gypsum panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Keshav S. Gautam, Samuel C. Baer, Hubert C. Francis, Micheal S. Lerch
  • Patent number: 8852747
    Abstract: The invention relates to coextrusion binders including renewable and/or biodegradable polymers having good adhesion properties: at least one renewable and/or biodegradable polymer (A) grafted with a functional monomer including at least one reactive function, the grafting ratio being <1% in weight of the grafted polymer (A); at least one non-grafted renewable and/or biodegradable polymer (B) identical to (A) or compatible with (A) optionally a softener (C); and optionally a starch-based material (D). The invention also relates to multilayered structures including the binder of the present invention, in which the layers are preferably made of renewable and/or biodegradable compounds. The multilayered structures are advantageously useful in the field of food packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Fabrice Chopinez, Johann Laffargue, Jeau-Laurent Pradel, Damien Rauline, Samuel Devisme
  • Patent number: 8852750
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for coating a sheet-like cellulose containing material by applying a composition comprising at least one glucan (G), which has a ?(beta)-1,3-glycosidically linked main chain and at least one side group having a ?(beta)-1,6-glycosidic bond to the main chain, particularly Schizophyllan, and at least one solvent (S), particularly a ionic liquid, on the surface of the sheet-like material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Wintershall Holding GmbH, BASF SE
    Inventors: Mari Granström, Stephan Freyer, Rajan Hollmann, Julia Kristiane Schmidt, Alois Kindler
  • Patent number: 8846101
    Abstract: Calcium-containing compounds have been at least partly film-coated and/or granulated with a water-soluble substance and a water-soluble polymeric substance and use of such coated compounds in pharmaceutical compositions. The at least partly film-coated and/or granulated calcium-containing compounds have proved suitable for the preparation of tablets having a very high load of elemental calcium and a conveniently small size. A drug load of about 96% or more is obtained in tablets of the invention that have sufficient mechanical and organoleptic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Takeda Nycomed AS
    Inventor: Jan Y. Piene
  • Patent number: 8840995
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for preparing lignin from lignocellulosic biomass using rapid full or partial pressure reduction to separate and pulverize the lignin without fouling the equipment and with improved energy recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Renmatix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran Kadam, Michael A. Simard, Andrew Theodore Champagne
  • Publication number: 20140272232
    Abstract: Provided are multi-layer antithrombic coatings comprising an outermost layer of an antithrombic agent, such as a heparin conjugate, bound to a penultimate polymeric layer comprising cationic polymer species that is bound alternating polymeric layers comprising anionic polymer species and cationic polymer species, and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Giridhar Thiagarajan
  • Patent number: 8835554
    Abstract: Novel articles, in particular films, made from polymers, which are elastic, impermeable to water and permeable to water vapor. Said articles are made from a composition comprising a dispersion of an elastomer in an aqueous solvent, a hydrophilic compound and a cross-linking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Marie Dieudonné, Béatrice Deffrenne, Philippe Sonntag
  • Publication number: 20140255688
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of preparing a film of nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) on at least one surface of a support material, wherein the film is applied and spread directly onto a surface of the plastic support material in the form of a suspension of nanofibrillated cellulose, whereby the nanofibrillated cellulose forms a film. Further, the invention concerns a structure containing or consisting of a film of nanofibrillated cellulose prepared using said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: Telnologian tutkimuskeskus VTT, Aalto University Foundation
    Inventors: Tekla Salminen, Ulla Hippi, Arto Salminen
  • Patent number: 8822035
    Abstract: An erucamide-coated paper and a methods of making the erucamide-coated paper are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Lee R. Hammen, Jeffrey C. Djock, Zachary L. Leimkuehler, Corey A. Bishop, James J. Schneider, Gary L. Keating
  • Publication number: 20140235132
    Abstract: Modified lignin having covalently attached phosphorous containing groups and methods for preparing such compounds are described herein. The modified lignin described herein provides a renewable source of flame retardant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Glen Leon BRIZIUS