Of Carbohydrate Patents (Class 428/532)
  • Publication number: 20120325160
    Abstract: An absorbent pad which contains five separate layers of fabric which include as a central layer, bamboo ingredients that are instrumental in absorbing the moisture and eliminating odor and germs from animal urine and feces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: PETKIN, INC.
    Inventor: David Goldberg
  • Patent number: 8337993
    Abstract: Wallboards, as well as other building materials, are produced by methods which use significantly reduced embodied energy, generating far less greenhouse gases when compared with the energy used to fabricate gypsum wallboard. A novel cementitious core, consisting in one embodiment of post-industrial waste such as slag and combined with pH modifiers, provides a controlled exothermic reaction to create a gypsum-wallboard-like core which can be wrapped in a selected material such as recycled paper and manufactured on a conveyor system to appear, weigh and handle similar to gypsum wallboard, but without the large amounts of energy required to make gypsum wallboard. The manufacturing process results in lower greenhouse gas emissions than the processes used to make gypsum wallboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Serious Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Surace, Meredith Ware, Denise Hoover, Jiaping Han, Tiandan Chen
  • Patent number: 8337994
    Abstract: A method for providing improved moisture protection to a wood board flooring comprising a plurality of solid wood components which together form the wood board, such that the wood board has a first surface and a second surface, the method comprising: applying a coating to at least one of the first and second surfaces of the wood board, the coating being substantially free of water and solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Havco Wood Products, LLC
    Inventor: Gopalkrishna Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 8337995
    Abstract: Soak-in and strike through on the exposed end grain portions of low density or porous wood substrates including alder, birch, pine, poplar, and soft maple are reduced by applying to the end grain a solvent-borne coating composition containing an (i) alkyd resin having a hydroxyl number less than about 150, (ii) acid catalyst and (iii) cross linker. The resin desirably has a number average molecular weight greater than about 2000, and may have a Gardner coloration less than about 3 or may be a short oil alkyd based on coconut oil. By using a reduced hydroxyl number alkyd resin, a reduced cross linker amount may be employed, thereby reducing formaldehyde evolution in compositions made with methylated amino resin cross linkers such as methylated melamine resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaobing Wu, Thomas J. Melnyk, William E. Hale
  • Patent number: 8334047
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include paper coating compositions, coated paper and/or paperboard, and methods of forming coated paper and/or paperboard with the paper coating compositions. The embodiments of the paper coating compositions contain high levels of hollow polymeric pigment relative to other pigments used in the paper coating composition (e.g., inorganic pigments). The paper coating compositions can provide the coated paper and/or paperboard with a wide variety of desirable features (e.g., high gloss, good smoothness, improved stiffness), while minimizing compaction (i.e., permanent deformation) of the underlying base paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Kelly, Mark J. Pollock, Holly L. Dunnill, John G. Tsavalas, James G. Galloway, Alan B. Chaput, Jr., Timothy M. Dellinger, John A. Roper, III, Greg W. Welsch
  • Publication number: 20120315471
    Abstract: An extruded composite adapted for use as a building material includes a core having a base polymer and a filler material in a substantially homogeneous mixture and a polymeric capstock modified with an elastomer and/or a plastomer. To improve adherence of the polymeric capstock to the base polymer, the capstock can include a capstock polymer that is similar or substantially similar the base polymer. Additionally, various additives may be mixed with the capstock material to improve visual aesthetics of the product and performance of the building material, especially over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Douglas Mancosh, James P. Przybylinski
  • Publication number: 20120315489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mortars which include a blend of cellulose ether compounds and exhibit improved pot life, water retention capability, and open time, as well as high tensile strength values. These mortars can be used in the fabrication of external insulation finishing systems (EIFS), particularly in hot environments. The cellulose ether blend includes hydroxyethylcellulose ether and methylhydroxyethylcellulose ether. Water soluble anionic polyacrylamide and hydroxypropyl starch can also be added to the mortar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Wilfried Adolf Hohn, Brigitte Rennert, Martin Wunderlich, Michael Dittel, Teng-Shau Young
  • Patent number: 8329310
    Abstract: A composition for surface treatment of timber and wood products that provides protection against insect damage to all surfaces without any need for a secondary insecticide treatment of one or more new, untreated surfaces generated by post-treatment processing operations including sawing, cutting, drilling, bevelling, planing, sanding and/or a combination thereof, comprising one or more non-repellent insecticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Zelam Limited
    Inventors: Peter James Hayward, Christopher Molloy, Wallace James Rae, Andre Frederick Siraa
  • Publication number: 20120301793
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a solid electrolyte which is made of a material having high biocompatibility and which is capable of conducting a large electric current while performing a rectifying function; and an electrochemical element employing the same. The solid electrolyte is formed by stacking a first layer containing an acidic amino acid and a second layer containing a basic amino acid; and the electrochemical element is formed by disposing the solid electrolyte between a positive electrode and a negative electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: AKITA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Yutaka Tsujiuchi
  • Patent number: 8318318
    Abstract: A web comprising a layer of crosslinked cellulosic fiber overlaid on and integral with at least one layer of regenerated cellulose fiber. The crosslinked cellulosic fiber can be sandwiched between two regenerated cellulose fiber layers. The regenerated cellulose can be viscose or lyocell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Mengkui Luo, David George Unrau
  • Publication number: 20120295063
    Abstract: A self-decontaminating fabric is manufactured from fibers such as Tencel having high surface energy and low surface roughness. Novel scouring methods eliminate substantially all contaminants from the fibers, and a novel coating process applies an anti-pathogen coating such as a halogen compound to the fabric so as to provide rapid deactivation of pathogens on contact. Novel charging methods activate or reactivate the coating, typically by exposure to chlorine. The coating is substantially free of gap regions where pathogens can survive. The high surface energy of the fibers allows a high coating concentration and provides close contact between attached pathogens and the coating. The low surface roughness reduces the pickup of pathogens by the fibers. Multi-layer embodiments include an outer layer configured for maximum anti-pathogen coating concentration, and an inner layer configured for a reduced coating concentration that is compatible with skin contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Warwick Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Howland
  • Publication number: 20120295040
    Abstract: A hard coat film has wide width and uniform and excellent surface hardness and does not easily suffer from exfoliation or cracks when the hard coat film is cut. A polarizing plate uses the hard coat film, and is employed in a liquid crystal display device. The hard coat film is obtained by arranging a hard coat layer on a cellulose acylate film. The hard coat film is characterized in that the cellulose acylate film contains elastic particles and a cellulose acetate that has a degree of substitution of acyl groups of 2.0 or more but less than 2.5, and the maximum value of tan ? (loss modulus/storage modulus) of the cellulose acylate film is 0.80-2.00 (inclusive) with respect to the film temperature from 20° C. to 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA ADVANCED LAYERS ,INC.
    Inventor: Ryota Kuki
  • Publication number: 20120287388
    Abstract: A novel surface protection panel is provided, with no rainbow colors appearing within the display screen or shading occurring, even when the display screen is viewed through sunglasses equipped with polarization lenses. Proposed is a surface protection panel disposed on the outer side of a liquid crystal display panel, that is to say, on the visible side of the liquid crystal display panel in a liquid crystal image display device equipped with a liquid crystal display panel. The surface protection panel has a constitution which a gas barrier transparent resin film having a gas barrier layer is layered on one side or on each side of a transparent synthetic resin plate, and the surface protection panel has a property which both the transparent synthetic resin plate and the gas barrier transparent resin film are non-stretched substantially, non-oriented or uniaxially oriented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Inenaga, Masahiko Kawano
  • Patent number: 8304087
    Abstract: Process for treating wood consisting in injecting in cavities of the wood a solution of at least one fungicide and/or bactericide and/or insecticide and at least one monomer that can progressively form a polymer matrix in the cavities of the wood and then a gel in the cavities of the wood. The treated woods thus obtained exhibit an improved lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hydro-Quebec
    Inventors: Michel Perrier, Jean-Francois Labrecque, Michel Robitaille, Louis Gastonguay
  • Patent number: 8304088
    Abstract: A building board with coating includes at least one end face (7) covered by two superposed layers (10, 12) of a sheet material, and a layer (11) of filler material is applied between the sheet layers (10, 12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: düspohl Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Wagner
  • Patent number: 8304069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to light wood-base materials comprising from 30 to 92.5% by weight, based on the wood-base material, of wood particles, the wood particles having a mean density of from 0.4 to 0.85 g/cm3, from 2.5 to 20% by weight, based on the wood-base material, of polystyrene and/or of styrene copolymer as a filler, the filler having a bulk density of from 10 to 100 kg/m3, and from 5 to 50% by weight, based on the wood-base material, of a binder, the mean density of the light wood-base material being less than or equal to 600 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Lionel Gehringer, Stephan Weinkötz, Günter Scherr, Frank Braun, Maxim Peretolchin
  • Patent number: 8304086
    Abstract: New compositions for forming films for use in optical devices are provided. The compositions comprise a cellulose and a crosslinking agent dissolved or dispersed in a solvent system. Preferred celluloses are cellulose esters such as cellulose acetates, cellulose triacetates, cellulose acetate phthalates, and cellulose acetate butyrates. Preferred crosslinking agents are triazines such as those derived from melamine and benzoguanamine. The inventive compositions can be used to form, for example, protective and/or compensation films for use in polarizing plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kevin Wayne McCreight, Douglas Claire Hoffman, Wesley Raymond Hale
  • Publication number: 20120251813
    Abstract: The invention generally provides gypsum-containing slurries including stucco, naphthalenesulfonate dispersant, and pregelatinized starch. The naphthalenesulfonate dispersant is present in an amount of about 0.1%-3.0% by weight based on the weight of dry stucco. The pregelatinized starch is present in an amount of at least about 0.5% by weight up to about 10% by weight of pregelatinized starch by weight based on the weight of dry stucco in the formulation. Other slurry additives can include trimetaphosphate salts, accelerators, binders, paper fiber, glass fiber, and other known ingredients. The invention also comprises the gypsum-containing products made with such slurries, for example, gypsum wallboard, and a method of making gypsum wallboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Qiang YU, Weixin David SONG, Michael LYNN
  • Publication number: 20120231043
    Abstract: There is described inter alia a device having a surface comprising a layered coating wherein the outer coating layer comprises a plurality of cationic hyperbranched polymer molecules characterized by having (i) a core moiety of molecular weight 14-1,000 Da (ii) a total molecular weight of 1,500 to 1,000,000 Da (iii) a ratio of total molecular weight to core moiety molecular weight of at least 80:1 and (iv) functional end groups, whereby one or more of said functional end groups have an anti-coagulant entity covalently attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Karin Leontein, Per Antoni, Daniel Nyström, Paul Begovac, Krzysztof Pietrzak
  • Patent number: 8257832
    Abstract: The invention relates to aminoplast or phenoplast resins comprising the reaction product of the following compounds: a substituted or unsubstituted amine derivative or a substituted or unsubstituted phenol derivative; at least one glyoxal monoacetal; and glyoxylic acid, and also the compositions containing them and their uses as adhesives or binders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Clariant Specialty Fine Chemicals (France)
    Inventors: Didier Wilhelm, Ngoc Can Vu
  • Publication number: 20120219785
    Abstract: A reduced weight, reduced density gypsum panel that includes high expansion vermiculite with fire resistance capabilities that are at least comparable to (if not better than) commercial fire rated gypsum panels with a much greater gypsum content, weight and density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Qiang YU, Srinivas VEERAMASUNENI, Weixin D. SONG, Wenqi LUAN
  • Patent number: 8252426
    Abstract: A composition for modification of wood products is disclosed. The composition contains a prepolymer formed by the reaction of a polyfunctional hydrophilic polymer of high molecular weight and a crosslinking agent. The composition may also contain a prepolymer formed by the reaction of a sugar and a crosslinking agent. Modification of the wood product may result in one or more of: improved stiffness, strength, surface hardness, dimensional stability, water resistance, flame retardancy, and biological resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Zelam Limited
    Inventors: Peter James Hayward, Wallace James Rae, Christopher Molloy
  • Patent number: 8252110
    Abstract: A plaster slurry composition includes plaster, water and starch, the starch having a Brookfield viscosity of less than 60 cps at a temperature below 60° C. and a Brookfield viscosity greater than 10,000 cps at a temperature of 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Lafarge Platres
    Inventors: Michel Rigaudon, Frédéric Peronnet
  • Patent number: 8247068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating material for forming a gas barrier. The coating material includes a polyalcohol polymer, a polycarboxylic acid polymer, and a divalent or higher-valent metal compound whose surface is coated with a poorly water-soluble component, or alternatively a monovalent metal compound whose surface is coated with a poorly water-soluble component and a divalent or higher-valent metal compound whose surface is coated with a poorly water-soluble component. By applying this coating material to a plastic substrate layer, a gas-barrier multilayer body having a gas-barrier layer formed thereon is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: Unitika Ltd., Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Okuzu, Hideki Kuwata, Mitsuo Yoshida, Junji Okamoto, Kunihiko Ozaki, Miyuki Kamoshita, Reiko Ueno
  • Patent number: 8241756
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions for coating of printing paper, said compositions comprising microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and one or more polysaccharide hydrocolloids, and use of said compositions. Further, the invention relates to coated paper, comprising a first layer of polysaccharide hydrocolloid(s) and a second layer of MFC, and use of said paper. A method for reducing the linting and/or dusting of a paper is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Innventia AB
    Inventors: Mikael Ankerfors, Tom Lindstrom, Hainong Song, Miroslav Hoc
  • Publication number: 20120202068
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the deposition of a metal oxide, such as titanium dioxide, as a thin layer on a substrate, by using particular biopolymers, in particular, a hydrophobin. The process for the deposition of a metal oxide on a substrate (S) comprises the steps of depositing a protein layer (H) comprising at least one hydrophobin on the substrate and the deposition of a metal oxide layer (M) on the protein layer (H) by precipitation from an aqueous solution of a metal salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicants: BASF SE, UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART, MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
    Inventors: JOACHIM BILL, ZAKLINA BURGHARD, DEENAN SANTHYA
  • Publication number: 20120196085
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate generally to methods, systems, and apparatus for manufacturing aesthetically pleasing, resin-based sheets including color and/or multi-decorated images. In particular, at least one implementation includes subjecting at least one surface of a polymer sheet to uniform heat and pressure in order to sublimate a dye into the surface, and ensure that that polymer sheet is not warped or otherwise damaged during processing. Additional implementations include decorative architectural resin panels including a resin sheet having a dye sublimated into one or more surfaces in order to create an effect of depth or other aesthetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: 3FORM, INC.
    Inventors: Wendy E.K. Langan, John E.C. Willham, Brent M. Burningham
  • Patent number: 8227039
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to compositions and methods for the preparation of stucco slurry compositions. The compositions and methods involve replacing typically used starches with modified high amylose starches that can be used in the normal wallboard manufacturing process. The compositions and methods provide wallboards having increased core strength and increased paper-to-core bond integrity compared to standard wallboards made from slurries with reduced water levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: National Gypsum Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew M. Hilken, David G. Peterson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8221894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical filed of wood processing, in particular to the method for strengthening the wood surface, the profiles and the solid wood flooring of the same. The density of the surface-strengthened solid wood profiles are 300˜580 Kg/m3, the reinforced surface is 1˜5 mm thick, the hardness of the paint film of the reinforced surface is 2H˜8H, the overall moisture content of the profiles are 6˜9%. The hardness of the paint film on the reinforced surface of the inventive solid wood profiles is higher, and the overall moisture content is stable, which is suitable for wider range of climate conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tu Dengyun, Ni Yuezhong
  • Patent number: 8221896
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a cellulose resin film, with which the deterioration of the entire film and the occurrence of die lines can be prevented. The method for producing a cellulose resin film, including the steps of: discharging two cellulose resins A and B molten in the respective extruders in the form of an A/B/A three-layer sheet from a die upon a support by co-extrusion; and cooling and solidifying the sheet-shaped molten resin into a film, wherein the resin A, which forms a pair of outer layers of the A/B/A three-layer sheet, has a number average molecular weight smaller than that of the resin B, which forms the inner layer of the A/B/A three-layer sheet, and the resin A has a number average molecular weight of 20,000 or more and 50,000 or less, and the resin B has a number average molecular weight of 30,000 or more and 100,000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Ueda
  • Patent number: 8221893
    Abstract: Wood products, specifically wood commonly used in construction including dimension lumber, pressure treated pine, composite wood materials such as plywood, particle board, and wafer board, and samples of paper and fabric were variously treated with concentrations of sodium silicate (Na2O.SiO2) also known as water glass. Cellulosic materials including dimension lumber, plywood, particle board, wafer board, paper, and fabric were treated with sodium silicate (Na2O.SiO2) in concentrations ranging from 400-0.04 g Na2O.SiO2/kg water. To overcome the disadvantages of sodium silicate, sodium silicate treated samples were further treated to convert the water soluble sodium silicate to a water insoluble form, thereby overcoming the disadvantages of water solubility and rendering the material effective for internal and external uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Karen M. Slimak, Robert A. Slimak
  • Patent number: 8221895
    Abstract: Base paper for decorative coating materials with a raw paper containing 5 to 55% by weight of a white pigment and/or filler and coated with a coating solution containing at least one water soluble modified starch with a specific molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Technocell Dekor GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martina Wicher
  • Publication number: 20120177859
    Abstract: A biodegradable multi-layer film is disclosed. The biodegradable film comprises a biodegradble core layer and a biodegradable, printable or otherwise functional layer comprising PLA or a PLA derivative. The printable or otherwise functional layer may be coated with a biodegradable, sealable coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Thierry Gavel, Wayne Middleton, Veli Nasib, Gianpaolo Faletti, Jonathan Hewitt, Andy Sweetman
  • Publication number: 20120156563
    Abstract: A water-based, carbon filler-dispersed coating formulation for forming a conductive coating film contains (1) a hydroxyalkyl chitosan as a resin binder, (2) a conductive carbon filler, and (3) a polybasic acid or its derivative in a water-based medium containing at least water as a polar solvent. In 100 parts by mass of the coating formulation, the hydroxyalkyl chitosan (1) is contained in a range of from 0.1 to 20 parts by mass, and the conductive carbon filler (2) is contained in a range of from 1 to 30 parts by mass. An electricity-imparting material, an electrode plate for an electricity storage device, a process for producing the electrode plate, and the electricity storage device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Takanori Sannan, Shinya Tsuchida, Yoshihiko IIjima
  • Publication number: 20120156471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved formaldehyde-free coated fibrous substrate. The coating includes a crosslinked binder system which forms three dimensional networks when heat cured. After the coating is applied to the back of fibrous substrate and cured, the coating is capable of hygroscopic expansion which imparts excellent anti-sag properties. The coating is compatible with other coating systems with neutral or mild alkaline pH. The improvement being the binding system is neutralized with a volatile base so that it evaporates quickly so as not to hinder the cross-linking reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Lida Lu, Kenneth G. Caidwell
  • Patent number: 8202937
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an optical film which exhibits low hygroscopicity, high transparency, high heat resistance and markedly lowered brittleness, and particularly to provide an optical film which is appropriately employed as a polarizing plate protective film for large liquid crystal display devices and outdoor liquid crystal display devices. The above optical film is characterized in that acrylic resin (A) and cellulose ester resin (B) are incorporated at a weight ratio of 95:5-30:70, weight average molecular weight Mw of aforesaid acrylic resin (A) is at least 80,000, total substitution degree (T) of the acyl group of aforesaid cellulose ester resin (B) is 2.0-3.0, the substitution degree of the acyl group having 3-7 carbon atoms is 1.2-3.0, and weight average molecular weight Mw of aforesaid cellulose ester resin (B) is at least 75,000. It is characterized that the total substitution degree of the acyl group other than carbon atoms of 3-7 of the cellulose ester resin (B) is at most 1.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Takebe, Masataka Takimoto, Nobuo Kubo
  • Patent number: 8202624
    Abstract: A process for producing a coated paper, comprising the steps of: a) providing a base paper, the fraction of long-fiber chemical pulp in the base paper being at least 25% by weight, the base paper leaving an absolute moisture content of ISO 287 of not less than 2.5%, the base paper having a water absorbency to ISO 535 for a test time of 10 s (Cobb10) of 5 to 20g/m2, and the base paper having a (Fenchel) wet elongation, measured parallel to the machine direction, of not greater than 0% and, measured transverse to the machine direction, of not greater than 3%, b) applying 10 to 40g/m2 (ovendry) of an aqueous coating composition to at least one face of the base paper, to give a coated base paper, and c) conditioning the coated paper obtained in step b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: M-Real Oyj
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Becher, Andreas Euler, Udo Sundram
  • Patent number: 8202605
    Abstract: A cellulosic fibrous structure product having one or more plies. At least one of the plies has one or more unembossed areas, and the one or more unembossed area has a macroscopic first surface and a macroscopic second surface. The fibrous structure product also has a first wall which forms vertices with the first surface and the second surface. In addition, the first wall and the second surface form a top side wall angle of from about 90° to about 140°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Rebecca Howland Spitzer
  • Publication number: 20120148858
    Abstract: A method includes applying an aldehyde abatement composition to a substrate to reduce at least one of the amount of an aldehyde on the substrate, the amount of an aldehyde emitted from the substrate, or the amount of an aldehyde near the substrate. The composition includes an amino-functional compound selected from: (1) compounds with a primary amino functional group and a weight average molecular weight of less than about 1000 g/mol; (2) compounds with a secondary amino functional group; (3) compounds with a tertiary amino functional group; (4) compounds with a functional group comprising an amine complex; and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaobing Wu
  • Patent number: 8192845
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions consisting essentially of starch and lecithin. The disclosure also relates to processes for preparing the compositions consisting essentially of a starch and lecithin. Further, the disclosure relates to uses of compositions consisting essentially of starch and lecithin, or compositions comprising starch and lecithin, in the preparation of paper products that have oil and grease resistant properties, and/or release properties. Further, the disclosure relates to paper products that include lecithin-containing compositions and to paper products resulting from the processes herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorported
    Inventors: Jagannadh V. Satyavolu, Ki-Oh Hwang, Kevin Ray Anderson, James Donald Steinke
  • Publication number: 20120135249
    Abstract: Aromatic and aromatic/heteroaromatic molecular structures with controllable electron conducting properties are derived from the incorporation of electron active substituents in selective positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: ROGER HARQUAIL FRENCH, ROSS GETTY, SIMONA PERCEC
  • Publication number: 20120135257
    Abstract: Provided is a laser imageable media that forms both a vesicular bubble image and an infrared image upon exposure to laser radiation. The laser imageable media comprises (1) a substrate, preferably a transparent plastic substrate, (2) an infrared absorbing layer comprising an infrared absorbing compound, preferably an aminium radical cation compound, that exhibits a reduction in infrared absorption when exposed to the laser radiation, and (3) a polymeric layer comprising an organic polymer, preferably nitrocellulose, overlying the infrared absorbing layer. The vesicular image on a transparent plastic substrate is readable with a visible scanner without the use of any reflective background material behind the transparent plastic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: OPTODOT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven A. Carlson, Benjamin Sloan
  • Patent number: 8187719
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a woodland substrate from the complete recycling of the materials recovered from treatment of urban solid waste is disclosed. The woodland substrate obtained by the process is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Sorain Cecchini Ambiente SCA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Manlio Cerroni
  • Publication number: 20120128950
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inorganic board comprising a base layer containing magnesium-based inorganic materials and phase change materials, and to a method for producing the board. The inorganic board of the present invention employs magnesium-based inorganic materials instead of plaster used in conventional boards, and thus improves the strength and water resistance thereof as compared to conventional plaster boards. Accordingly, the board of the present invention is formed so as to be thin, and the content of the phase change materials in the base layer increases by the superior blending ratio of magnesium-based inorganic materials and phase change materials, thus maintaining the indoor temperature of the structure constructed by the board of the present invention at a comfortable level. Therefore, the inorganic board of the present invention can be effectively used in interior materials or the like for a building, which require strength and water resistance properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Gilho Kang, Seongchan Park, Sung Seock Hwang, Jong-won Chung
  • Patent number: 8182927
    Abstract: An absorbent structure is provided which comprises a first outer layer, a second outer layer, a core layer positioned between the first outer layer and the second outer layer, wherein the core layer comprises a recycled cellulose material, and a core bonding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: New Pig Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Scott Diminick, R. Douglas Evans, Jr., Dane R. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20120121910
    Abstract: Coating compositions are disclosed that include an alkoxide of the general formula RxM(OR?)z-x where R is an organic radical, M is silicon, aluminum, titanium, and/or zirconium, each R? is independently an alkyl radical, z is the valence of M, and x is a number less than z and may be zero. The coating composition is cationically curable. Also disclosed are articles at least partially coated with a hard coat deposited from such a coating composition, methods for depositing a hard coat on at least a portion of a plastic substrate, and methods for improving the adhesion and abrasion resistance of a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: PPG INIDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: James P. Colton, Shan Cheng
  • Publication number: 20120121851
    Abstract: Tables and chairs comprising at least one surface (A) or part of said table or chair comprising a layer (M) of textile or imitation textile material or paper or cellulose-based material coated by at least one layer of rigid outer transparent or semi-transparent plastic material (P), and wherein said surface (A) or part of said table or chair is obtained by means of injection moulding or by means of injection-compression of the plastic material (P) in moulds having the shape of the surface (A) or part of said table or chair to be produced, in which the layer (M) made of textile or imitation textile material or paper or cellulose-based material has been previously positioned, so that said layer (M) made of textile or imitation textile material or paper or cellulose-based material adheres to the inner surface of said outer transparent or semi-transparent layer (P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: IVOPLAST SRL
    Inventor: Gianfranco Ceron
  • Patent number: 8168303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of popcorn as material that provides structure and that stabilizes dimensions, for lignocellulose-containing molded articles, such as wood/composite materials, and also to the use of popcorn as binder for formaldehyde in wood/composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen Stiftung Offentlichen Rechts
    Inventors: Alireza Kharazipour, Christian Bohn
  • Publication number: 20120094138
    Abstract: A fire resistant paint includes a film-forming binder, a solvent, and a hydrated mineral that imparts fire resistance to the paint. The paint, when applied to a fibrous composite article which comprises at least about 20 wt % lignocellulosic fibers bound together into a consolidated fibrous article, provides the article with a flame spread index of not greater than about 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Michael A. Bilodeau, Mark A. Paradis
  • Publication number: 20120094047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a barrier layer and a packaging laminate comprising a barrier layer and a method to produce a barrier layer. The barrier layer is manufactured of a cellulose-based hydrolysate. The barrier layer comprises lignin and oligo- or poly-saccharides, where the lignin and oligo- or polysaccharides are at least partly covalently bonded to each other in a matrix, and at least one co-component. The co-component is bonded to the lignin and oligo- or polysaccharides by means of primary and/or secondary bonds. In addition, the invention relates to a package made of the packaging laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE SA
    Inventors: Ann-Christine Albertson, Ulrica Edlund