The Agent Contains Organic Compound Containing Oxygen (e.g., Carboxylic Acid Ester) Patents (Class 516/204)
  • Patent number: 10035880
    Abstract: Provided are methods of preparing heterobifunctional poly(ethylene glycol) derivatives (e.g., HO-PEG-OCH2CO2H) by alkylating poly(ethylene glycol). A method comprises: (a) synthesizing Ar—CR1R2O-Poly-OH (e.g., Bz-PEG-OH, where Bz is benzyl) by forming a polymer Poly (e.g., HO-PEG-OH) onto the aryl methyl oxide ion, Ar—CR1R2O?; (b) alkylating Ar—CR1R2O-Poly-OH to form Ar—CR1R2—O-poly-OR9 (e.g., Bz-O-PEG-OCH2CO2(CH3)3); (c) converting the Ar—CR1R2O— moiety to —OH by acid-catalyzed hydrolysis or hydrogenolysis to form a new mixture of R9O-PEG-OH and R9O-PEG-OR9 (e.g., HO-PEG-OCH2CO2H and HO2CCH2O-PEG-OCH2CO2H); and (d) optionally, isolating the R9O-PEG-OH product formed in (c). The method of the present invention obviates the extensive and laborious purification prior art steps normally required to remove HO-Poly-OH (e.g., HO-PEG-OH) from a preparation of the PEG derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Michael D. Bentley, J. Milton Harris, Antoni Kozlowski
  • Patent number: 9962662
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluorinated polymer of the formula: R—S—P, wherein R is a fluorocarbyl group, S is sulfur, and P is: (i) polyglycerol; (ii) poly(allyl glycidyl ether); (iii) a copolymer of glycidol and allyl glycidyl ether, the copolymer having one or more allyl groups; or (iv) poly(allyl glycidyl ether) or copolymer of glycidol and allyl glycidyl ether, wherein one more of the allyl groups have been replaced with a functional group as described herein. Also disclosed is a method of preparing the fluorinated polymer. The fluorinated polymer finds use in improving the hydrophilicity of porous hydrophobic membranes such as PTFE and PVDF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Hassan Ait-Haddou, Frank Onyemauwa
  • Patent number: 9314783
    Abstract: Provided is a resin-supported catalyst including a cured body of a thermosetting resin and fine particles having catalytic activity supported onto the surface of the cured body, in which the thermosetting resin has a phenolic hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD., KOCHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Masahiko Funabashi, Toru Kamata, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 9226504
    Abstract: Fungicidal compositions comprising a paraffinic oil and 2-chloro-N-(4?-chloro[1,1?-biphenyl]-2-yl)-3-pyridinecarboxamide (boscalid) are provided. The fungicidal compositions may further comprise a pigment. The fungicidal compositions may be provided as oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions which may be used for controlling fungal disease, such as dollar spot or bentgrass dead spot or bermudagrass dead spot, in plants, such as turfgrasses. Methods of applying the fungicidal compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Suncor Energy Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fefer, Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 8980141
    Abstract: A dye for a fluid of an electrowetting element, the dye having a general formula selected from the group consisting of: wherein Q has the general formula: -Het1R1 or -Het1R1R2; V has the general formula: -Het2R3 or -Het2R3R4; Het1 and Het2 are heteroatoms; R1 and R3 are H; R2 and R4 are any functional group; T and U are any functional group; W, X, Y and Z are H or an alkyl group; and F, G, L and M are H or an alkyl group, and with the proviso that the dye does not have the general formula: The present invention further relates to a fluid comprising a dye of the present invention, an electrowetting element and an optical display device comprising the fluid, and a use of the dye to reduce photo-bleaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Melanie Maria Hubertina Van De Weijer-Wagemans, Romaric Massard, Robert A. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20150045225
    Abstract: Growing media wetting composition are provided which comprise at least one non-ionic alkylene oxide copolymer and at least one terpenic alkoxylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SYNGENTA LIMITED
    Inventors: David Stock, Philip Taylor, Richard Brian Perry
  • Patent number: 8940801
    Abstract: This invention provides a method related to the preparation of derivatives of poly(ethylene glycol), wherein the method comprises increasing the pH of an aqueous composition comprising a poly(ethylene glycol) bearing a —O—(CH2)n—CO2R3 functional group to result in an aqueous composition comprising a poly(ethylene glycol) bearing a —O—(CH2)n—CO2H functional group, wherein R3 is alkyl and (n) in each instance is 1-6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Michael D. Bentley, J. Milton Harris, Antoni Kozlowski
  • Patent number: 8854719
    Abstract: A surfactant includes a hydrophobic functional group, a hydrophilic functional group and a linker disposed between the hydrophobic functional group and the hydrophilic functional group, and the linker is connected to the hydrophobic functional group and the hydrophilic functional group. The linker has a cleavable bond with a bond energy lower than a bond energy of a bond included in the hydrophilic functional group and a bond included in the hydrophobic functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Liquavista B.V.
    Inventors: Sung-Chan Jo, Jae-Cheol Park, Sang-Ji Park, Hye-Young Park, Yiying Jia, Min-Jeong Oh, Hee-June Kwak
  • Patent number: 8623132
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to blends that contain alkoxylated, lipophilic polyol compounds having about three moles of lipophilic, substituents per mole of polyol which are polyethylene glycol methyl glucose trioleate and polyethylene glycol methyl glucose dioleate and, more specifically, to the use of such compounds as thickeners in liquid surfactant compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Duane G. Krzysik, Virginia L. Gibson, William J. Reiman, Timothy J. Roach
  • Publication number: 20130345318
    Abstract: Silicone polyethers and a process for preparation thereof wherein polyethers modified laterally with methylidene groups are reacted with hydrosiloxanes in a hydrosilylation reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Frank SCHUBERT, Michael Ferenz, Wilfried Knott
  • Publication number: 20130301110
    Abstract: An electrowetting display apparatus is provided, which has a display unit including: a first substrate at least one surface of which is electroconductive; a second substrate arranged to face the electroconductive surface of first substrate; a hydrophobic insulation film arranged on the electroconductive surface of first substrate; a non-electroconductive oil provided between the hydrophobic insulation film and second substrate movably on the hydrophobic insulation film and containing a nonpolar solvent, a dye in a content of 10 mass % or higher with respect to the total mass of oil, and a nonionic surfactant; and an electroconductive hydrophilic liquid provided between the hydrophobic insulation film and second substrate so as to contact the oil; wherein an image is displayed by applying a voltage between the hydrophilic liquid and electroconductive surface of first substrate for changing the shape of an interface between the oil and hydrophilic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KATO, Satoshi HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20130221265
    Abstract: An aqueous delivery system is described including at least one surfactant and at least one water insoluble wetting agent. Further described are low surface energy substrates, such as microporous polytetrafluoroethylene, coated with such an aqueous solution so as to impart a change in at least one surface characteristic compared to the surface characteristics of the uncoated low surface energy substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130224472
    Abstract: An aqueous delivery system is described including at least one surfactant and at least one water insoluble wetting agent. Further described are low surface energy substrates, such as microporous polytetrafluoroethylene, coated with such an aqueous solution so as to impart a change in at least one surface characteristic compared to the surface characteristics of the uncoated low surface energy substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130203599
    Abstract: The present invention provides the agricultural chemical-spreading agent composition, containing: (A) a polysaccharide in an amount of 5 to 30% by weight; (B) a polyoxyalkylene sorbitan fatty acid ester in an amount of 5 to 40% by weight; and (C) at least one nonionic surfactant selected from polyoxyalkylene alkyl ethers, sorbitan fatty acid esters, and silicone surfactants in an amount of 5 to 40% by weight, wherein the component (A) has a viscosity of not less than 5000 mPa·s in the form of a 5% by weight aqueous solution at 25° C., and a weight ratio of contents of the component (A) to the sum of components (B) and (C), (A)/[(B)+(C)], is 10/90 to 40/60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Inoue, Masatoshi Kamei
  • Patent number: 8492445
    Abstract: An emulsifying composition, characterised in that it contains by weight, excluding impurities, (i) 1 to 98% by weight of a mixture of alkyl glycosides R1O(G1)g1(G2)g2(G3)g3(G4)g4(G5)g5, (ii) 1 to 90% by weight of a mixture of alcohol esters R2OZ, (iii) 1 to 90% of an alcohol R3OH, and (iv) 4 to 90% of a mixture of alkyl glycoside esters R4O(X1)x1(Z)z1(X2)x2(Z)z2(X3)x3(Z)z3(X4)x4(Z)z4(X5)x5(Z)z5, is disclosed In accordance with the composition, R1 is a hydrocarbon radical, linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, having 10 to 22 carbon atoms. G1, G2, G3, G4, G5 are identical or different residues of -oses selected from glucose, galactose, mannose, fructose, ribose, xylose and arabinose, g1, g2, g3, g4 and g5 being equal to 0 or 1, the sum of g1, g2, g3, g4 and g5 being at least equal to 1. The composition has emulsifying capacity in the presence of electrolytes or in the case of paraffin-based emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignees: Bioamber SAS, Universite de Reims Champagne Ardenne (U.R.C.A.), Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.)
    Inventors: Benjamin Renault, Boris Estrine, Charles Portella, Cedric Ernenwein, Fabien Massicot, Sinisa Marinkovic
  • Patent number: 8461214
    Abstract: A one-phase microemulsion composition, which can be easily prepared without the use of special equipment, has high safety, and stays stable for a long period in an ultrafine emulsion state when the composition is added to an aqueous formulation, is provided by appropriately adjusting the ratio of (A) a hydrophilic nonionic surfactant, (B) a lipophilic nonionic surfactant, (C) an oil component, (D) a water-miscible solvent that does not interdissolve with the oil component, and the critical micelle concentration (CMC) of the hydrophilic nonionic surfactant in the water-miscible solvent is higher than that of the hydrophilic nonionic surfactant in water, and (E) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Reiji Miyahara, Hiroyuki Kakoki, Nozomi Oguchi, Takashi Ohmori, Toshihiko Nakane
  • Publication number: 20130109764
    Abstract: An electrowetting element comprising a first fluid and a second fluid which are immiscible with each other and are switchable between a first configuration and a second configuration by changing a voltage applied to at least one of the first and second fluids, wherein less than or equal to 35 wt % of the second fluid is water and a balancing wt % of the second fluid comprises at least one non-aqueous component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung LCD Netherlands R & D Center B.V.
    Inventor: Samsung LCD Netherlands R & D Center B.V.
  • Patent number: 8362092
    Abstract: The present invention provides an organic/inorganic compositive dispersant and a method for producing the same. The compositive dispersant comprises a complex of inorganic clay and an organic surfactant. The compositive dispersant is produced by reacting inorganic clay with the organic surfactant in a solvent to generate a complex. The inorganic clay is layered or platelet. The organic surfactant is an anionic surfactant such as alkyl sulfates, a nonionic surfactant such as octylphenol polyethoxylate and polyoxyethylene alkyl ether, or a cationic surfactant such as fatty (C12˜C32) quaternary ammonium salts and fatty (C12˜C32) quaternary ammonium chlorides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Jiang-Jen Lin, Wei-Ting Chen, Yen-Chi Hsu, Chih-Wei Chiu
  • Publication number: 20120295447
    Abstract: Pre-texturing composition for texturing silicon wafers having one or more surfactants. Methods of texturing silicon wafers having the step of wetting said wafer with a pre-texturing composition having one or more surfactants followed by a texturing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Dnyanesh Chandrakant Tamboli, Madhukar Bhaskara Rao, Aiping Wu
  • Patent number: 8278361
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mixture of fluoroalkyl alcohols represented by the general formulae: CF3(CF2)n(CH?CF)a(CF2CF2)b(CH2CH2)cOH [Ia] and CF3(CF2)n-1(CF?CH)aCF2(CF2CF2)b(CH2CH2)cOH [Ib], wherein n is an integer of 1 to 5, a is an integer of 1 to 4, b is an integer of 0 to 3, and c is an integer of 1 to 3. This fluoroalkyl alcohol mixture is produced by the reaction of a fluoroalkyl iodide represented by the general formula: CF3(CF2)n(CH2CF2)a(CF2CF2)b(CH2CH2)cI [II], with N-methylformamide, followed by hydrolysis in the presence of a basic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Unimatec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichiro Murata, Masayosi Horiuti, Katsuyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 8247461
    Abstract: An ophthalmic solution comprising a polyethoxylated glyceride in the range of 0.001 to about 10 percent by weight and a buffer agent. These solutions impart surprising comfort and wearability to contact lenses. At the same time the solutions provide good preservative capacity and do not increase protein deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Francis X. Smith, John Randall Tracey
  • Patent number: 8211949
    Abstract: Novel mixtures of long-chain (C10-C20) olefins are functionalized by conversion to aldehydes using an OXO process, or to sulfates, sulfonates, sulfones, sulfides, or sulfoxides by direct sulfonation. The aldehydes may then be hydrogenated to form alcohols, or aminated to form amines or amides. The olefins starting mixture may be acquired as a byproduct of the tetramerization of ethylene in the presence of certain chromium-containing tetramerization catalysts. The functionalized mixtures, and derivatives prepared therefrom such as alkoxylates prepared from the alcohols, may be useful as surfactants that may offer improved performance in many applications, while their preparation based on a byproduct mixture reduces their cost and also reduces waste-handling issues for this non-targeted stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Pierre T. Varineau, Brian W. Kolthammer, Aaron W. Sanders, David A. Wilson, Kara S. Weber, Robert Kirk Thompson, Cynthia L. Rand, Thomas C. Eisenschmid
  • Patent number: 8097076
    Abstract: Low-VOC mixture of at least partially salified copolymers of at least one ethylenically unsaturated, phenyl-group-containing monomer and at least one ?,?-unsaturated monocarboxylic acid and/or at least one ?,?-unsaturated dicarboxylic acid, of at least one water-soluble polyether, esterification products of at least one water-soluble polyether and an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, and of a star polymer obtainable by esterifying a carboxylic acid containing at least 3 carboxyl groups with at least one water-soluble polyether, and use thereof as a wetting and dispersing agent, preferably for producing low-VOC pigment pastes or low-VOC paint systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: BYK-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Göbelt, Carsten Nagel, Jürgen Omeis, Marcus Meichsner, Diana Walter
  • Patent number: 8071715
    Abstract: An oxidized and maleated fatty acid composition, especially an oxidized and maleated tall oil fatty acid-containing product useful in formulating corrosion inhibitors and for use as an emulsifier, especially for petroleum-related applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Phillip W. Hurd, Gary D. Fultz, Brett A Neumann
  • Patent number: 7998911
    Abstract: A non-toxic, environmentally friendly, green flowback aid is disclosed that reduces water blockage when injected into a fractured reservoir. The composition includes an water soluble ester of a low molecular weight alcohol and a low molecular weight organic acid, an oil soluble ester of a low molecular weight alcohol and a high molecular weight fatty acid, one or more water soluble or dispersible nonionic surfactant(s) derived from vegetable or animal sources, one or more anionic or amphoteric surfactant(s) derived from animal or vegetable based sources, and, water. Compositions for low temperature applications are also disclosed that can remain fluid down to ?41° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Oil Chem Technologies
    Inventors: Paul Daniel Berger, Christie Huimin Berger
  • Patent number: 7825163
    Abstract: A process for making a biodegradable composition involving: (a) providing from about 20 to 80% by weight of C8-22 fatty alcohol; (b) providing from about 20 to 80% by weight of a ring opening product of a C8-18 1,2-epoxyalkane with ethylene glycol; (c) combining (a) and (b) to form a reaction mixture; and (d) reacting the reaction mixture with ethylene oxide, with the proviso that the ethylene oxide is used in an amount of from about 5 to 100 mol ethylene oxide per mol of free OH groups present in the reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Held, Carsten Baumann, Sandra Heldt, Horst-Dieter Schares, Andreas Willing
  • Publication number: 20100122918
    Abstract: An ophthalmic solution comprising a polyethoxylated glyceride in the range of 0.001 to about 10 percent by weight and a buffer agent. These solutions impart surprising comfort and wearability to contact lenses. At the same time the solutions provide good preservative capacity and do not increase protein deposit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Francis X. Smith, John Randall Tracey
  • Patent number: 7709421
    Abstract: Single phase microemulsions improve the removal of filter cakes formed during drilling with oil-based muds (OBMs). The single phase microemulsion removes oil and solids from the deposited filter cake. Optionally, an acid capable of solubilizing the filter cake bridging particles may also be used with the microemulsion. In one non-limiting embodiment the acid may be a polyamino carboxylic acid. Skin damage removal from internal and external filter cake deposition can be reduced. In another optional embodiment, the single phase microemulsion may contain a filtration control additive for delaying the filter cake removal, destruction or conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas A. Jones, David E. Clark, Lirio Quintero
  • Patent number: 7691283
    Abstract: A water-addition-type surfactant-based composition, containing: at least one of a fatty acid sodium salt and/or potassium salt, as a surfactant component; and at least one of N,N-bis(carboxymethyl)-L-glutamic acid tetrasodium salt, L-aspartate-(N,N)-diacetic acid tetrasodium salt, N-2-hydroxyethyliminodiacetic acid disodium salt, (S,S)-ethylenediaminesuccinic acid trisodium salt, methylglycinediacetic acid trisodium salt, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, nitorilotriacetic acid, diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid, hydroxyethylethylenediaminetriacetic acid, triethylenetetraminehexaacetic acid, 1,3-propanediaminetetraacetic acid, 1,3-diamino-2-hydroxypropanetetraacetic acid, dihydroxyethylglycine, glycol ether diamine tetraacetic acid, hydroxyethanediphosphonic acid, aminotrimethylenephosphonic acid, 1,2,4-butanetricarboxylic acid, dihydroxyethylethylenediaminediacetic acid, sodium gluconate, sodium glucoheptonate, inositol hexaphosphate, hydroxyethanoic acid, 2-hydroxypropanoic acid, 2-hydroxysuccinic acid, 2,3
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignees: Furukawa Techno Materical Co., Ltd., Shabondama Soap Co., Ltd., Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ohba, Shinji Iwamoto, Shota Mitsumune, Masataka Kobayashi, Hitoshi Tsuru, Shuuichi Hatae, Kazuya Uezu, Keiichi Yamaga, Yoshio Nagatomo, Hisao Umeki
  • Patent number: 7687439
    Abstract: Single phase microemulsions improve the removal of filter cakes formed during drilling with invert emulsions. The single phase microemulsion removes oil and solids from the deposited filter cake. Optionally, an acid capable of solubilizing the filter cake bridging particles may also be used with the microemulsion. In one non-limiting embodiment the acid may be a polyamino carboxylic acid. Skin damage removal from internal and external filter cake deposition can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas A. Jones, David E. Clark, Lirio Quintero, Bruce Rae Ewen
  • Patent number: 7678836
    Abstract: An ophthalmic solution comprising a polyethoxylated glyceride in the range of 0.001 to about 10 percent by weight and a buffer agent. These solutions impart surprising comfort and wearability to contact lenses. At the same time the solutions provide good preservative capacity and do not increase protein deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: FXS Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Francis X Smith, John Randall Tracey
  • Patent number: 7670428
    Abstract: A low viscosity aqueous slurry of hydrated lime is obtained by combining as dispersants a carbohydrate such as glucose syrup and a polycarboxylate polymer salt. The slurries obtained exhibit good viscosity stability over practical storage periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Ultimate Nominees Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Graham George Strachan
  • Patent number: 7638190
    Abstract: Material in web form intended in particular for use in a diagnostic strip and composed of a carrier material coated on one or both sides with an ultrathin coating varnish comprising at least one anionic surfactant based on a sulphosuccinic ester salt, the ultrathin coating varnish having, after drying, a coating distribution of from 5 to 100 mg/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Ingo Neubert, Maren Klose
  • Patent number: 7637054
    Abstract: Chemical combinations known to be used for odor control are provisioned for enhancing growth of a plant. The chemical combinations preferably include a stable, aqueous solution of a surfactant and a chemical source of oxygen. There are numerous ways by which one could learn that such combinations have utility in odor control. In preferred methods a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, farmer or other entity is informed of such through reading a journal article or other publication, or by a receiving a letter, fax, or email. The combinations can be used to reduce consumption of irrigation water and to increase a crop yield, each by at least 5-25%, as a consequence of applying the solution to a soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Bio Magic, Inc.
    Inventors: Janice Alfrey, Paul Alfrey
  • Publication number: 20090257968
    Abstract: The present invention provides an enhanced gelling agent composition comprising a mixture of an anionic surfactant and a coupling agent. The invention also describes compositions in gel form comprising: (a) a solvent selected from the group consisting of polar solvents, non-polar solvents and combinations thereof; and (b) a gelling agent in an amount sufficient to impart gelation to the composition, the gelling agent being a mixture comprising an anionic surfactant and a coupling agent. The gels of the invention may be substantially anhydrous or may optionally contain water as part of the formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Richard Walton, Edward T. Borish
  • Patent number: 7560494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of surfactants of the general formula (I) R—O-(A)n-(B)m-H??(I) where R is a C8-alkyl radical, A is propylenoxy, B is ethylenoxy, n is an average value of from 0.8 to 2.0 and m is an average value of from 2.0 to 5.0 as a wetting agent for hydrophobic polymer surfaces, and to a wetting agent comprising a) from 0.5 to 50% by weight of at least one surfactant of the general formula (I) according to claim 1, b) from 1.0 to 10% by weight of a C8-alcohol and c) from 0.5 to 30% by weight of a compound of the general formula (IV) R—O-(A)n-H??(IV) ?where R is a C8-alkyl radical, A is propylenoxy and n is an average value of from 0.8 to 2.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich Steinbrenner, Paul Klingelhoefer, Jürgen Tropsch
  • Patent number: 7541386
    Abstract: Water repellent soil is treated with low concentrations of EO/PO block copolymer having an HLB value of less than or equal to 2; an average molecular weight of greater than 3,000; and a percent hydrophile of 10 in order to rapidly increase the wetting rate of the water repellent soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Aquatrols Corporation of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley J. Kostka, Paul Thomas Bially
  • Publication number: 20090124523
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thickening/foam-promoting agent having thickening/foam-promoting properties and a low odor, as well as a detergent composition containing the same therein. The thickening/foam-promoting agent is composed of the following component (A): (A) a compound represented by the following general formula (1): R1O—(PO)n/(EO)m—R2??(1) (wherein, R1 represents a linear alkyl or an alkenyl group having 8 to 10 carbon atoms, PO represents a propyleneoxy group, EO represents an ethyleneoxy group, an average added molar number n represents a number of 1.5 to 3.0, an average added molar number m represents a number of 0 to 1.0, and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group), wherein, the content of an alcohol of the formula (1), wherein n=0, m=0 and R2 is a hydrogen atom, is not more than 3000 ppm, and the detergent composition contains the component (A) and a surfactant (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Dol, Masaki Inoue, Kaoru Omae, Yoshinori Tamura
  • Patent number: 7495032
    Abstract: A method for processing a ceramic powder suspension includes providing a dispersant having the following structure: wherein R1 is an H+ ion, an Na+ ion, an NH4+ ion or other cationic group; R2 is an H+ ion, an Na+ ion. an NH4+ ion or other cationic group; m is an integer from 10 to 5000 ; and n is an integer from 10 to 3000 . The dispersant is dissolved in a solvent. Ceramic powder is further added into the solvent with the dispersant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventors: Kung-Chung Hsu, Lung-Pin Chen, Dao-Shinn Hwung, Kuo-Liang Ying, Wen-Cheng Wei, Sea-Fue Wang
  • 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: 7482385
    Abstract: Hydrotropic formulations for enhancing the moisture control in a wide variety of substrates for a range of applications, such formulations include an alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) surfactant, a polyglycol, an antifoaming agent, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Envirospecialists, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Morris D. Key
  • Publication number: 20090023820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surfactant mixture comprising (A) a short-chain component comprising the alkoxylation product of alkanols, where the alkanols have 8 to 12 carbon atoms and the average number of alkoxy groups per alkanol group in the alkoxylation product assumes a value from 3 to 30 and the alkoxy groups are chosen from the group consisting of ethoxy, propoxy, butoxy and pentoxy groups and the alkanols have an average degree of branching of at least 1; and (B) a long-chain component comprising the alkoxylation product of alkanols where the alkanols have 13 to 20 carbon atoms and the average number of alkoxy groups per alkanol group in the alkoxylation product assumes a value from 3 to 30 and the alkoxy groups are chosen from the group consisting of ethoxy, propoxy, butoxy and pentoxy groups and the alkanols have an average degree of branching of from 0.0 to 0.3; and phosphate esters, sulfate esters and ether carboxylates thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: James S. Dailey, Ernst Lippert, Sridhar G. Iyer, Ulrich Steinbrenner, Christoffer Kieburg, Jurgen Tropsch, Richard Baur, Soeren Zimdahl
  • Patent number: 7459484
    Abstract: The colloidal dispersion of the invention is characterized in that it comprises an organic phase; particles of an iron compound in its amorphous form; and at least one amphiphilic agent. It is prepared by a process in which either an iron salt in the presence of an iron complexing agent or an iron complex is reacted with a base, maintaining the pH of the reaction medium at a value of at most 8 to obtain a precipitate, the iron complexing agent being selected from hydrosoluble carboxylic acids with a complexing constant K such that the pK is at least 3 and the iron complex being selected from the products of reacting iron salts with said acids; then the precipitate obtained or a suspension containing said precipitate is brought into contact with an organic phase in the presence of an amphiphilic agent to obtain the dispersion in an organic phase. The dispersion of the invention can be used as a combustion additive in liquid fuel or motor fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Rhodia Electronics and Catalysis
    Inventors: Gilbert Blanchard, Jean-Yves Chane-Ching, Bruno Tolla
  • Publication number: 20080214683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of surfactants of the general formula (I) R—O-(A)n-(B)m—H ??(I) where R is a C8-alkyl radical, A is propylenoxy, B is ethylenoxy, n is an average value of from 0.8 to 2.0 and m is an average value of from 2.0 to 5.0 as a wetting agent for hydrophobic polymer surfaces, and to a wetting agent comprising a) from 0.5 to 50% by weight of at least one surfactant of the general formula (I) according to claim 1, b) from 1.0 to 10% by weight of a C8-alcohol and c) from 0.5 to 30% by weight of a compound of the general formula (IV) R—O-(A)n-H ??(IV) where R is a C8-alkyl radical, A is propylenoxy and n is an average value of from 0.8 to 2.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Ulrich Steinbrenner, Paul Klingelhoefer, Jurgen Tropsch
  • Patent number: 7381259
    Abstract: Liquid concentrate components of a fountain solution are provided, including a liquid film-forming fountain solution concentrate and a liquid surface-tension reducing fountain solution concentrate. The concentrates and water can be combined together to form a fountain solution composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: RBP Chemical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Hanneman, Jr., Jeffrey G. Behrens, Salvatore R. Viverito
  • Patent number: 7214474
    Abstract: A wash composition that includes a polymeric surfactant and methods for using the wash composition are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Hai Deng
  • Patent number: 7196047
    Abstract: Liquid concentrate components of a fountain solution are provided, including a liquid film-forming fountain solution concentrate and a liquid surface-tension reducing fountain solution concentrate. The concentrates and water can be combined together to form a fountain solution composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: RBP Chemical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Hanneman, Jr., Jeffrey G. Behrens, Salvatore R. Viverito
  • Patent number: 7056966
    Abstract: The addition of at least 20 weight percent of at least one member of a specified class of monobenzoates to at least one member of a specified class of dibenzoates that freeze at 28° C. or above results in a mixture that is both a liquid at this temperature and an unexpectedly effective plasticizer for many organic polymers. The plasticized polymer compositions are useful in various end use applications including adhesives and caulks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Velsicol Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Stanhope, William David Arendt
  • Patent number: 6960300
    Abstract: Aqueous solutions of diterpenes such as Forskolin, its congeners, analogs and derivatives, up to approximately 6% concentration, are prepared using suitably substituted cyclodextrin as a solubilizing agents. In the absence of cyclodextrin, some diterpenes such as Forskolin are soluble in water only to concentrations of about 0.001%. Such aqueous solutions find applications in topical and systemic use, as pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, nutraceutical preparations containing diterpenes such as Forskolin and congeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Sami Labs Limited
    Inventors: Muhammed Majeed, Arvind Kumar, Kalyanam Nagabhushanam, Subbalakshmi Prakash
  • Patent number: 6946567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the skeletal isomerization of unsaturated linear fatty acids to branched fatty acids which comprises contacting said unsaturated linear fatty acids with at least one large pore zeolite catalyst wherein said at least one zeolite catalyst comprises a material having a three dimensional channel structure having a pore diameter of at least 6.0 ?. In another embodiment, the invention relates to a process for the skeletal isomerization and hydrogenation of unsaturated linear fatty acids to saturated branched fatty acids which comprises contacting said unsaturated linear fatty acids in the presence of an acidic catalyst, wherein said acidic catalyst comprises a mesoporous crystalline phase having pore walls containing primary and secondary crystalline building unit structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Shuguang Zhang, Zongchao Zhang, Dale Steichen