Carboxyalkyl Or Alkali Metal Salt Thereof Patents (Class 524/45)
  • Patent number: 9656501
    Abstract: A coating composition includes pigments or a mixture of pigments, a surface active substance and a metal containing polymeric complex. The metal containing polymeric complex contains a metallic salt, a polymeric latex and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), wherein the polyvinyl alcohol has a molecular weight ranging from about 10,000 to about 65,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Gracy Apprisiani Wingkono, David Edmondson
  • Publication number: 20150140439
    Abstract: A coating liquid according to the present invention comprises polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), boric acid and/or an organometallic compound having the ability of cross-linking PVA, an inorganic filler, a water-soluble compound having a carboxyl group and/or a sulfonic group, and water. According to the present invention, a coating liquid can be obtained which is useful in the preparation of a laminated porous film having suppressed powder fall-off and excellent heat shape stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Hirohiko Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20150105501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyalkylene carbonate-based resin film and a manufacturing method thereof. The polyalkylene carbonate-based resin film according to the present invention has biodegradability and complete combustion decomposability to show environment-friendly feature and rubber-like properties. Therefore, the resin film can be applied to various resin molded products requiring elasticity, and in particular, preferably applied to resin molded products such as disposable groves, disposable containers, and disposable rubber molded products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: LG CHEM, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Ju Cho, Jin-Hwa Seo, Seung Young Park, Jae-Ryoon Kim, Boo-Ho Seo
  • Publication number: 20150083026
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for preparing self-binding pigment particles from an aqueous suspension of a calcium carbonate containing material, wherein an anionic binder and at least one cationic polymer are mixed with the suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Patrick A.C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Maximilian Laufmann, Lars Andersson
  • Patent number: 8980980
    Abstract: A rubber composition for a tire, in particular for a tread rubber part of a studless tire, comprising: diene rubber component consisting of natural rubber and/or other diene rubber; powder of hydrophilic modified cellulose amounting 0.1-30 mass parts relative to 100 mass parts of the diene rubber component. In preferred embodiments, the hydrophilic modified cellulose has degree of etherification in a range of 0.2-1.0 and its powder has average particle size in a range of 20 ?m to 100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Tochika
  • Publication number: 20150033986
    Abstract: An inorganic fibrous shaped product including organic fiber that includes at least biosoluble inorganic fiber having the following composition and an organic thickener, and including no colloidal silica: [Composition] SiO2: 70 to 82 wt %; CaO: 10 to 29 wt %; MgO: 1 wt % or less; Al2O3: less than 5 wt %; and the total of SiO2, CaO, MgO and Al2O3 exceeds 98 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ken Yonaiyama, Tetsuya Mihara, Hiroki Muramatsu, Tomohiko Kishiki
  • Publication number: 20140349184
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive process(es), procedure(s), method(s), product(s), result(s), and/or concept(s) (collectively hereinafter referred to as the “presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s)”) relates generally to the composition of a binder for use in battery electrodes and methods of preparing such. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, the presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s) relates to a binder composition containing an ionizable water soluble polymer and a redispersible powder containing a latex, a protective colloid, and an anticaking agent for use in the production and manufacture of electrodes of a lithium ion battery. Additionally, the presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to the compositions and methods of making electrodes, both anodes and cathodes, with a binder composition containing an ionizable water soluble polymer and a redispersible powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: HERCULES CORPORATED
    Inventors: Sung Gun Chu, Alan E Goliaszewski
  • Publication number: 20140306187
    Abstract: An adhesive includes a polymer matrix, and a plurality of adhesive capsules in the polymer matrix, wherein each of the adhesive capsules includes a shell, configured to shatter under pressure, and an adhesive polymer in the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Kim, Myung-Soo Huh
  • Publication number: 20140255629
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of aqueous dispersions containing at least 50 wt % (in relation to the solid body) of polyvinyl acetate copolymers A and at least one polymer B which is different from said latter and which comprises hydroxy and/or ionic groups, for producing a barrier layer on film-shaped or flat substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: HENKEL AG & CO.KGAA
    Inventors: Hanns Misiak, Holger Eichelmann, Christina Huebner, Oliver Sommer
  • Publication number: 20140255777
    Abstract: A water-soluble binder composition including a first polymer having one or more hydroxyl groups in its repeating unit, and a polybasic acid compound. The binder composition is for an electrode and is environmentally friendly, has improved cycle life characteristics, and has improved adhesion strength of an active material and improved adhesion strength of the active material to a current collector. An electrode including the binder composition and a secondary battery including the electrode, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyesun Jeong, Beomwook Lee, Hyeran Lee
  • Publication number: 20140213662
    Abstract: Polymeric porous particles have a continuous solid phase and at least two sets of discrete pores that are isolated from each other within the continuous phase and that have different average sizes. One set of discrete pores has a larger average size than another set of discrete pores by at least 50%. At least one set of discrete pores is free of detectably different marker materials. There porous particles can be prepared using evaporative limited coalescence techniques with especially chosen discrete pore stabilizing hydrocolloids to protect the pores during formation and to provide the different average sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: David Charles Boris, Teresa Joy Hosmer, Mridula Nair
  • Publication number: 20140199460
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are water-soluble films and resulting packets including a water soluble film, wherein the water-soluble film includes a water-soluble mixture of polyvinyl alcohol, a compatibilizing agent, and a sugar alcohol plasticizer that is a solid at room temperature, wherein the water-soluble film is substantially transparent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Monosol, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Lee, Jennifer L. Childers
  • Patent number: 8741990
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive composition comprising hydrophilic silicone elastomers and hydrophobic silicone elastomers and optionally water absorbent material, wherein the ratio between the hydrophilic silicone elastomers and the hydrophobic silicone elastomers is from 95:5 to 5:95. The adhesive is suited for medical use due to its skin-friendliness. The invention further relates to a medical device comprising said adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Chaabane Bougherara
  • Patent number: 8691003
    Abstract: An indicator is useful for detecting pressure points on a denture. The indicator is made of a composition that easily adheres to oral mucosa, has a proper viscosity in an oral cavity environment, can be properly spread between an oral mucosa surface and a denture base, and easily specifies an affected part. The composition includes a fatty acid ester having a melting point of 30 to 50° C., a water-soluble high polymer, and a metal oxide. Preferably, the fatty acid is 40 to 95% by weight of the composition, the water-soluble high polymer is 1 to 59% by weight of the composition, and the metal oxide is 0.1 to 50% by weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: GC Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Shinozaki, Hiroshi Kamohara
  • Patent number: 8686070
    Abstract: A joint compound with improved crack resistance is formed by combining water, a filler such as calcium carbonate, a latex emulsion binder, a thickening system such as methylhydroxyethyl cellulose, and nanocrystalline cellulose. The nanocrystalline cellulose is provided in an amount effective to reduce the crack formation during drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirill N. Bakeev, Thomas J. Podlas
  • Patent number: 8641869
    Abstract: A method for making particles containing carboxyalkyl cellulose, comprising blending a carboxyalkyl cellulose and a starch in water to provide an aqueous gel; treating the aqueous gel with a crosslinking agent to provide a crosslinked gel; drying the crosslinked gel to provide a solid; comminuting the solid to provide a plurality of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventor: S Ananda Weerawarna
  • Publication number: 20130303665
    Abstract: Gels and gel-containing materials, including hydrogels, are described. A gel can be formed by blending polyacrylic acid (PAA) and a polyglycol, such as polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) at room temperature and, in some cases, without using a catalyst. The blend material can be used to form soft or hard materials, films and particles. The blend material can be combined with vinyl monomers and polymerize to form a hydrogel. The hydrogel can have a high mechanical strength and high water absorbency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Naihong Li, Michael C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130072601
    Abstract: A sealant composition for the sealing of a punctured tyre including a liquid carrier, one or more viscosity and suspending agents, one or more fillers and sealants, and one or more polyacrylates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Terence Dowel
  • Publication number: 20120234575
    Abstract: Disclosed is an insulating varnish composition including an organo silica sol containing a silica covered with a dispersant in a solvent containing N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as a main component and a polyamidimide resin dispersed in a solvent containing NMP as a main component. An insulated layer formed from the insulating varnish composition containing inorganic insulating particles of silica uniformly dispersed therein may have excellent corona discharge resistance, thereby preventing the insulation breakdown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Hyung-Sam CHOI, Joon-Hee LEE, Sun-Joo PARK
  • Publication number: 20120232192
    Abstract: A rubber composition for a tire, in particular for a tread rubber part of a studless tire, comprising: diene rubber component consisting of natural rubber and/or other diene rubber; powder of hydrophilic modified cellulose amounting 0.1-30 mass parts relative to 100 mass parts of the diene rubber component. In preferred embodiments, the hydrophilic modified cellulose has degree of etherification in a range of 0.2-1.0 and its powder has average particle size in a range of 20 ?m to 100 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Tochika
  • Patent number: 8246738
    Abstract: Starch(es) and starch derivatives are combined together with at least one high-viscosity cellulose as a thickener in dispersion binder-based color systems. The cellulose has a viscosity of >50,000 mPa·s, measured by the Brookfield rotation viscometer as a 2% swollen aqueous solution at 5 rpm and 25° C. A method produces dispersion binder-based color systems and a dispersion color thickener combination and a dispersion color containing the dispersion color thickener combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Agrana Staerke GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Jetzinger, Martin Kozich, Marnik Michel Wastyn
  • Publication number: 20120208934
    Abstract: Through the combination of at least two polymer families, and the optimization of other components, a rubber compound has been developed for use in downhole applications that will swell in water-based fluids. A cellulose component, such as carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), is used together with an acrylate copolymer (AC) that can increase the swelling capacity of an acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) in water. The amount of swelling achieved depends on physical boundaries and limitations, the salinity of the water, and the temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: James R. Korte, John J. Thurston, James Edward Goodson
  • Publication number: 20120172496
    Abstract: An inkjet ink includes carbon nanotubes, flake graphites, an organic carrier, a binder, a surfactant, a film enhancer and a solvent. A method for making an inkjet ink includes dispersing the plurality of carbon nanotubes in the surfactant solvent to form a first mixture, dispersing the plurality of flake graphites in the organic carrier solvent to form a second mixture, adding the film enhancer into the second mixture to form a third mixture, and mixing the first mixture and the third mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: HAI-YAN HAO, BING-CHU DU, CHUN-HAI ZHANG, SHOU-SHAN FAN
  • Publication number: 20120149810
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive composition comprising hydrophilic silicone elastomers and hydrophobic silicone elastomers and optionally water absorbent material, wherein the ratio between the hydrophilic silicone elastomers and the hydrophobic silicone elastomers is from 95:5 to 5:95. The adhesive is suited for medical use due to its skin-friendliness. The invention further relates to a medical device comprising said adhesive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Chaabane BOUGHERARA
  • Publication number: 20120015142
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polymer composition with a tertiary blend of a carbon dioxide-derived polymer, a thermoplastic cellulose derivative, and a thermoplastic compatibilizer is described. The composition can be melt-processed into flexible, thin films that have fine nano-scale structural features in both the cross-directional and machine-directional orientations, for use in various products. The films, which are made from relatively brittle materials, exhibit a greater degree of ductility, elongation capacity, and strength than the primary, original component materials as binary-blends from which the film is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: JaeHong Lee, James H. Wang, Gregory Wideman
  • Patent number: 7963646
    Abstract: Compositions for use in ink jet printing onto a substrate comprising a water based dispersion including metallic nanoparticles and appropriate stabilizers. Also disclosed are methods for the production of said compositions and methods for their use in ink jet printing onto suitable substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israell Company
    Inventors: Shiomo Magdassi, Alexander Kamyshny, Yelena Vinetsky, Amal Bassa, Raim Mokh Abo
  • Patent number: 7807735
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for improving the water resistance of a lignocellulosic composite product prepared by mixing lignocellulosic material with a binder to form a mixture and solidifying the mixture in a selected configuration to form the composite product comprises adding to the mixture an emulsion including a wax component comprising a nonsaponifiable wax and a saponified wax, an alkyl phenol component comprising a C20-C42 alkyl group, a dispersant/surfactant, a carboxymethylcellulose component, and water. Also disclosed are lignocellulosic products resulting from said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Wantling
  • Patent number: 7645725
    Abstract: Fluids useful as subterranean treatment fluids, and more particularly, polymeric fluid loss additives, subterranean treatment fluids with improved fluid loss control, and their associated methods of use, are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a treatment fluid that comprises a base fluid, and a polymeric fluid loss control additive that comprises at least a first plurality of polymer molecules having a first average molecular weight, and a second plurality of polymer molecules having a second average molecular weight, wherein the first average molecular weight is different from the second average molecular weight; and introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie D. Weaver, Billy F. Slabaugh, Harold G. Walters
  • Patent number: 7541396
    Abstract: Methods for making the carboxyalkyl cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Mengkui Luo, Amar N. Neogi, S Ananda Weerawarna, Andrew J Dodd
  • Patent number: 7517920
    Abstract: A denture fixative composition containing lower alkyl vinyl ether-maleic anhydride copolymers, water-insoluble and water-swelling polymers, and at least one additional adhesive material which can be used as a denture fixative paste, liquid, powder, aerosol, dissolving tablet, liner or adhesive-like strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Sunstar Inc.
    Inventor: Akihiro Sudo
  • Publication number: 20080319107
    Abstract: A method for making crosslinked fibers containing cellulose fibers in which an aqueous solution comprising a carboxyalkyl cellulose and a galactomannan polymer or a glucomannan polymer in water is treated with a first crosslinking agent to provide a gel; the gel mixed with a water-miscible solvent to provide mixed polymer fibers; cellulose fibers are added to the mixed polymer fibers; and these fibers are treated with a second crosslinking agent to provide crosslinked fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventors: S. Ananda Weerawarna, Su Bing
  • Publication number: 20080319108
    Abstract: A method for making a fibrous blend of crosslinked mixed polymer composite fibers in which an aqueous solution comprising a carboxyalkyl cellulose and a galactomannan polymer or a glucomannan polymer and first cellulose fibers in water is treated with a first crosslinking agent to provide a gel; the gel mixed with a water-miscible solvent to provide mixed polymer fibers; second cellulose fibers are added to the crosslinked mixed polymer composite fibers; and these fibers may be treated with a second crosslinking agent to provide crosslinked composite fibers. The second crosslinking treatment may be before or after the addition of the second cellulose fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventors: S. Ananda Weerawarna, Su Bing
  • Publication number: 20080227892
    Abstract: Paint formulations that exhibit improved performance characteristics due to the presence of a combination of a cellulose ether (carboxymethylcellulose and/or hydroxyethylcellulose) and a network building polymer (gellan gum, carrageenan, etc., as examples) as a thickening system therein are provided. Such a combination permits long-term shelf stability of the paint formulation while simultaneously according effective flow, leveling, and other important properties to the final paint formulation. The combination of the cellulose ether and a network building polymer allows for a lower viscosity cellulosic compound to impart the desired rheological behavior therein while also permitting the other desirable characteristics noted above. Such paint compositions also exhibit improved atomization for spray applications with such a thickening system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Maarten van der Wielen, Phil Winston, John Swazey, Ross Clark, Maarit Lahtinen
  • Patent number: 7425589
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for modifying cellulose ethers. The inventive method is characterised in that a cellulose ether having a humidity content of between 5 and 90% is intensively mixed with between 0.1 and 5 wt. %—in relation to the dry cellulose ether—of an additive or an additive mixture in the form of an aqueous or organic suspension or solution, at temperatures of between 20 and 100° C., and the mixture obtained is then dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Inventors: Friedrich Girg, Roland Friedel, Alf Hammes
  • Patent number: 7371279
    Abstract: A composition comprising cellulose ether, a superplasticizer and defoamer suitable for use as an additive in extruding inorganic compositions is disclosed. The inventive composition functions as a water retention agent, plasticizer and lubricant in the extrusion of inorganic compositions. The use of the inventive composition in the extrusion of building materials leads to improved processing properties, to a higher surface quality and product properties of the extruded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Dow Wolff Cellulosics GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Bayer, Hartwig Schlesiger, Daniel Auriel
  • Patent number: 7297733
    Abstract: Aqueous dispersions of water-soluble polymers of N-vinylcarboxamides contain, based on 100 parts of water, (A) from 5 to 80 parts by weight of water-soluble polymer containing N-vinylformamide units and/or N-vinylacetamide units and having particle sizes of from 50 nm to 2 ?m and (B) from 1 to 50 parts by weight of at least one polymeric dispersant which is incompatible with the water-soluble polymers (A) in aqueous solution, which dispersions are prepared by polymerizing (A) from 5 to 80 parts by weight of N-vinylformamide and/or N-vinylacetamide, if desired together with other monoethylenically unsaturated monomers which form water-soluble polymers therewith, and (B) from 1 to 50 parts by weight of at least one polymeric dispersant which is incompatible with the polymers, formed from the monomers (A), in aqueous solution, in 100 parts by weight of water, at from 30 to 95° C. in the presence of from 0.001 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anton Negele, Werner Gauweiler, Hubert Meixner, Norbert Mahr, Martin Ruebenacker
  • Patent number: 7214728
    Abstract: A size composition for the surface sizing of paper, board or other suchlike. The size composition comprises a size fraction which comprises a water-soluble, principal component made up of, for example, starch, polyvinyl alcohol, carboxymethyl cellulose, glucomannan, protein, or mixtures thereof, and a pigment fraction formed by mixing together a mineral material, which in the main comprises talc particles and/or other phyllosilicate particles, and a binder such as a synthetic polymer, latex and/or other corresponding binder. The size composition is prepared by mixing together the said size fraction and pigment fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Tomi Kimpimaki, Mari Niinikoski, Kari Nurmi
  • Patent number: 7153356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a washable paint comprising about 2.5 to 10 weight percent of a high molecular weight polyethylene glycol having a molecular weight between 2,000 and 20,000, a water swellable clay in the amount of 0.5 to 1.5 weight percent; and a high molecular weight cellulosic thickener in the amount of about 1.0 to 2.5 weight percent, wherein the high molecular weight cellulosic thickener has a viscosity between 500 and 15,000 cps tested as a 2% by weight solution in water at 25° C. using a Brookfield DV-II+ viscometer with a number 21 spindle and a speed of 2 rpm, and wherein the paint has a viscosity of between 5,000 and 50,000 cps tested on a Brookfield DV-II+ viscometer with a number 6 spindle at 10 rpm and 52° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Philip G. Harris, William G. Hopkins, Jr., Kerrie L. Bryant, E. Kyle Stephenson
  • Patent number: 7108744
    Abstract: CMC with CMDS greater than or equal to 0.76, optionally with a non-ionic co-thickener or a CMC with CMDS less than 0.75 is used as both the rheology modifier and partial clay substitute in tape joint compounds. This significant reduction of clay level is sufficient to eliminate most of the negative characteristics of clay in joint compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas J. Podlas
  • Patent number: 7101426
    Abstract: An in situ ionic interaction between two additives, one a cationic strength enhancing additive and one an anionic crosslinking additive, is used to improve the mechanical properties of an article formed from a composite material. The composite has a discrete phase bound together with a film of the additives, such as gypsum crystals bound together by a film of substituted starch or cellulose ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Innovative Construction and Building Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Tagge, Jacob Freas Pollock, Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 7060742
    Abstract: A composition is provided consisting of an aqueous solution comprising at least one natural polysaccharide or a derivative thereof and at least one polymeric polyamino compound, the composition being capable of forming a film when applied onto a substrate. The invention also involves a method for temporary protection of a substrate surface from environmental influence using such composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Polysaccharide Industries AB
    Inventor: Sigfrid Svensson
  • Patent number: 7037956
    Abstract: A water-soluble resin composition comprising a water-soluble resin and a colorant, which copolymer has a weight average molecular weight of at least 8,000 and is prepared by polymerizing an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer and a monomer copolymerizable therewith in the presence of an alcoholic hydroxyl group-containing water-soluble high polymer or a copolymerizable surface active agent to give a copolymer having an acid value in the range of 5 to 120 and then neutralizing the thus-obtained copolymer with a basic, exhibits a reduced viscosity change when it is stored for a long period, and is useful as an aqueous ink capable of giving an image having good dot reproducibility and good abrasion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Tomomi Onitake, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 7034068
    Abstract: Aqueous dispersions of water-soluble polymers of N-vinylcarboxamides contain, based on 100 parts of water, (A) from 5 to 80 parts by weight of water-soluble polymer containing N-vinylformamide units and/or N-vinylacetamide units and having particle sizes of from 50 nm to 2 ?m and (B) from 1 to 50 parts by weight of at least one polymeric dispersant which is incompatible with the water-soluble polymers (A) in aqueous solution, which dispersions are prepared by polymerizing (A) from 5 to 80 parts by weight of N-vinylformamide and/or N-vinylacetamide, if desired together with other monoethylenically unsaturated monomers which form water-soluble polymers therewith, and (B) from 1 to 50 parts by weight of at least one polymeric dispersant which is incompatible with the polymers, formed from the monomers (A), in aqueous solution, in 100 parts by weight of water, at from 30 to 95° C. in the presence of from 0.001 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anton Negele, Werner Gauweiler, Hubert Meixner, Norbert Mahr, Martin Rübenacker
  • Patent number: 6951895
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent composition comprising each of an acidic and a basic material, wherein the absorbent composition exhibits desirable absorbent properties. Specifically, the present invention relates to an absorbent composition comprising either an acidic water-swellable, water-insoluble polymer having a pKa between about 2 to about 12 or a basic water-swellable, water-insoluble polymer having a pKb between about 2 to about 12 and either a basic or an acidic second material. The absorbent composition has the ability to slowly absorb a large quantity of liquid, particularly while under an external pressure. The absorbent composition is useful in disposable absorbent products, such as those disposable absorbent products that are used to absorb bodily liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Qin, Palani Raj Ramaswami Wallajapet
  • Patent number: 6939441
    Abstract: A stock size intended to be added as a solution to the pulp stock in connection with the manufacture of paper or board in order to improve the characteristics of the paper or board, e.g.), to reduce the absorption of liquids, to increase the dry strength and wet strength. The stock size contains a polymer, which is based on styrene maleic acid and stabilised with a polysaccharide, such as cationic starch. The stock size is advantageously prepared in a steam jet cooker. The stock size is suitably used as a stock size in the manufacturing of liquid packaging board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Nurminen, Mari Niinikoski
  • Patent number: 6896725
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use of a water-soluble or water-dispersible polymer having a molecular weight of at least 800, containing at least 5 aldehyde groups per molecule and at least 1 carboxyl group per molecule, the ratio of aldehyde groups to carboxyl groups being higher than 0.75:1, as a wet strength additive. The invention also discloses novel cationic derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products Zeist B.V.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wilson Thornton, Dorine Lisa Van Brussel-Verraest, Arie Besemer, Sussan Sandberg
  • Patent number: 6800593
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hydrophilic, water soluble polymer concentrate for addition to aqueous liquids to enhance the properties thereof, particularly to increase the viscosity or decrease the fluid loss of well drilling and servicing fluids, the concentrate comprising a hydrophobic, water insoluble liquid, an organophilic clay suspension agent, the water soluble polymer, and a stabilizing agent comprising one or more acids in an amount from about 0.001% to about 1.5%, one or more anionic surfactants in an amount from about 0.001% to about 1.0%, one or more nonionic surfactants in an amount from 0.001% to about 0.625% and, from about 0% to about 0.75% of one or more water soluble organic liquids, wherein the total concentration of the stabilizing agent is from about 0.1% to about 2.5%, these percentages being based on the weight of the concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Texas United Chemical Company, LLC.
    Inventors: James W. Dobson, Jr., Shauna Leigh Hayden, Carolina Trejo Rangel
  • Patent number: 6777454
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process of preparing vesiculated granules of crosslinked carboxylated polyester resin utilising a particular class of non-alkylphenolethoxylate surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Orica Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip J. A. Ritchie, Algirdas K. Serelis
  • Patent number: 6759473
    Abstract: By coating a dip-formed article with a coating agent comprising a polymer latex dispersion-stabilized with a water-soluble high-molecular-weight compound containing an alcoholic hydroxyl group, a coated article having excellent donning and putting off properties and anti-blocking property, and exhibiting greatly reduced fine particles-releasability is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Misao Nakamura, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 6710100
    Abstract: A fluid-absorbing, composite material that is pressure sensitive adhesive and which is made of a mixture comprising a continuous phase formed from a pressure sensitive adhesive matrix, and a discontinuous phase substantially comprised of one or more natural or synthetically derived water soluble and/or water insoluble absorbents, characterised in that the continuous phase contains trans-polyoctenamer polymer, which material serves to elevate the shear strength of the composite. Because of its low melting point, compositions containing trans-polyoctenamer polymer are very easy to process. Formulations can be prepared that have only weakly adhesive properties, also formulations that are suitable as primary dressings for various hard-to-heal and chronic wounds. The pressure sensitive adhesive can also be combined with a non-adhesive, water impervious film, or other backing material, and can be used as the protective adhesive skin barrier component of ostomy pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Roger David Arnold Lipman