Gum Or Derivative Patents (Class 524/55)
  • Patent number: 9492337
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a substrate that includes one or more human milk oligosaccharides. A disposable absorbent article may include the substrate having one or more human milk oligosaccharides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bruno Johannes Ehrnsperger, Bernard Hanke
  • Patent number: 9416255
    Abstract: Biodegradable materials and, in particular, compositions comprising polylactic acid, bentonite, and gum arabic are provided. Processes, methods and uses involving polylactic acid are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Sole Gear Design Inc.
    Inventors: Toby Simon Oliver Reid, Kambiz Taheri, Ernest Ohene Koranteng Daddey, Christos Stamboulides
  • Patent number: 9249310
    Abstract: A polysaccharide composition for protection of surfaces comprising an aqueous solution of at least two components, the first component (A) being a high molecular weight polysaccharide or a mixture of high molecular weight polysaccharides having an average molecular weight Mw of at least 100 000, and being capable of forming a gel, and the second component (B) being a low molecular weight polysaccharide such as locust bean or guar gum or a mixture of low molecular weight polysaccharides having an average molecular weight Mw of 400-75 000, and being capable of inhibiting gel formation in said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: LYCKEBY STARCH AB
    Inventor: Sigfrid Svensson
  • Patent number: 9242022
    Abstract: An adhesive hydrogel dressing as well as to methods of applying the dressing to a patient is described. The dressing generally comprises an adhesive hydrogel pad, a backing layer, and an adhesive layer on the backing layer facing the hydrogel pad. The adhesive layer and backing layer form a perimeter around the hydrogel pad and hold the hydrogel pad in place on an application surface. The adhesive hydrogel pad is formed with at least a portion of the perimeter of the hydrogel pad tapered proximate the area that the hydrogel pad and release liner separate during liner removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert A. Asmus, David R. Holm, Daniel T. Popko, Richard L. Jacobson, Terrance M. Smorch, Donald G. Peterson, Steven B. Heinecke
  • Patent number: 9181438
    Abstract: This invention provides a masking material that can be used to protect an underling surface (e.g. an automobile surface) during an overcoating (e.g. painting) operation. The masking material in one embodiment includes a thickener and a pH control agent and water. The masking material can be applied to a surface that is to be protected from paint overspray or other coating processes, allowed to dry, and the surface then coated (e.g. with paint). After drying of the paint, or other coating, the masking material can removed by water washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cal-West Specialty Coatings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward W. Woodhall, Robert Louis Mesa
  • Patent number: 9080006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of an adhesive compound, in particular a pressure-sensitive adhesive compound, based on silylated polyurethanes for bonding optical components, in particular optical films, wherein the adhesive compound has a transmission according to ASTM D 1003 of greater than 86% and a haze according to ASTM D 1003 of less than 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventor: Nils Utesch
  • Publication number: 20150111999
    Abstract: A composition comprising used chewing gum and a filler is provided, together with a method of preparing the same. In a preferred method, the chewing gum is subjected to a pre-treatment with an oil or water before being combined with the filler. In an alternative method, the chewing gum is used alone with the filler. A composition comprising used chewing gum, a filler and a polymer is also provided, together with a method of its preparation, in which a pre-mixture of the gum and filler is first prepared, before being combined with the polymer, preferably in a moulding process. Articles prepared from a composition of used chewing gum, a filler and a polymer are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Anna Louise Bullus
  • Patent number: 8999505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition in the form of a physical gel for glass strands which contains 0.1 to 5% by weight of at least one texturing agent chosen from xanthans, guars and succinoglycans, 2 to 8% by weight of at least one film-forming agent, 0.1 to 8% by weight of at least one compound chosen from plasticizing agents, surface-active agents and dispersing agents, 0.1 to 4% by weight of at least one coupling agent, and 0 to 6% by weight of at least one additive. Another subject-matter of the present invention is glass strands coated with the abovementioned sizing composition and the composite materials containing an organic or inorganic material reinforced with the said glass strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Adfors
    Inventors: Dominique Serughetti, Jean-Baptiste Denis, Patrick Moireau
  • Publication number: 20150051321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of xanthan gum and opacifying pigment particles such as TiO2 encapsulated with a vinyl ester polymer or a vinyl ester-acrylate copolymer, as well as a method for its preparation. The composition is useful in coatings formulations, especially paint formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Kathleen Auld, Ward Thomas Brown
  • Publication number: 20150021055
    Abstract: A novel flame retardant and fire extinguishing product for preventing and fighting fires in solid materials is disclosed herein. The product is thixotropic and comprises water, one or more flame retardants, one or more stabilizers, and one or more preservatives. In some embodiments, the product further comprises one or more thickeners, one or more binders, one or more fining agents, one or more firming agents, one or more water retention agents, one or more polymers, one or more detergents, and/or one or more surfactants. The product may be used as a flame retardant to prevent fires and in active firefighting. The product may be biodegradable in a natural environment, may be readily cleaned off equipment and materials using water, and may also provide other features which render it safe for the environment as compared to other commonly used products in fire prevention and firefighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Freddy Kai Klaffmo, Bert Jonny Nilsson, Britt Ann-Christine Langselius
  • Patent number: 8883886
    Abstract: The present invention provides thermosetting aqueous binder compositions of (i) one or more diprimary diamine, e.g. lysine, or poly(primary amine), e.g. polyethylenimine and tris(2-aminoethyl)amine, and (ii) one or more 5-carbon reducing sugar, such as xylose. The binders are at least substantially formaldehyde free and cure rapidly at temperatures sufficiently low and with sufficiently little swelling to enable one to provide wood or woody material containing articles, such as particle board, oriented strand board and bamboo boards or articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Charles J. Rand, Barry Weinstein, Drew E. Williams
  • Patent number: 8877842
    Abstract: Binder for granular and/or fibrous substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Krueger, Ulrich Schuetze, Oliver Labisch
  • Publication number: 20140309342
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a modeling paste composition which comprises 120-150 parts by weight of a first solvent; 50-100 parts by weight of a second solvent; 18-25 parts by weight of polyvinyl alcohol; 2-3 parts by weight of thickening agent; 1.5-3 parts by weight of preservative agent 10-15 parts by weight of glycerol; 5-10 parts by weight of borax; and 10-15 parts by weight of polystyrene beam. This invention also discloses a preparing method and use thereof. The modeling paste resulting from the above technical solution has the advantages of light-weight, non-fluidity, moisture retention for a long time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: FOSHAN MASTER TOYS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shi Qian GUO
  • 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: 20140299339
    Abstract: A novel flame retardant and fire extinguishing product for preventing and fighting fires in solid materials is disclosed herein. The product is thixotropic and comprises water, one or more flame retardants, one or more stabilizers, and one or more preservatives. In some embodiments, the product further comprises one or more thickeners, one or more binders, one or more fining agents, one or more firming agents, one or more water retention agents, one or more polymers, one or more detergents, and/or one or more surfactants. The product may be used as a flame retardant to prevent fires and in active firefighting. The product may be biodegradable in a natural environment, may be readily cleaned off equipment and materials using water, and may also provide other features which render it safe for the environment as compared to other commonly used products in fire prevention and firefighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Freddy Kai Klaffmo, Bert Jonny Nilsson, Britt Ann-Christine Langselius
  • Publication number: 20140284067
    Abstract: A novel flame retardant and fire extinguishing product for preventing and fighting fires in liquids is disclosed herein. The product comprises water, one or more flame retardants, one or more polymers, one or more surfactants, one or more emulsifiers, one or more preservatives, and one or more firming agents. In some embodiments, the product may further comprise one or more stabilizers, one or more binders, and/or one or more fining agents. The product may be used as a fire extinguishing agent in active firefighting and as a flame retardant to prevent fires. The product may be biodegradable in a natural environment, may be readily cleaned off equipment and materials to which it has been applied using water, and may also provide other features which render it safe for the environment as compared to other commonly used products in fire prevention and firefighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: MIRACULUM APPLICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Freddy Kai Klaffmo, Bert Jonny Nilsson, Britt Ann-Christine Langselius
  • Publication number: 20140284511
    Abstract: A novel flame retardant and fire extinguishing product for preventing and fighting fires in solid materials is disclosed herein. The product is thixotropic and comprises water, one or more flame retardants, one or more stabilizers, and one or more preservatives. In some embodiments, the product further comprises one or more thickeners, one or more binders, one or more fining agents, one or more firming agents, one or more water retention agents, one or more polymers, one or more detergents, and/or one or more surfactants. The product may be used as a flame retardant to prevent fires and in active firefighting. The product may be biodegradable in a natural environment, may be readily cleaned off equipment and materials using water, and may also provide other features which render it safe for the environment as compared to other commonly used products in fire prevention and firefighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Miraculum Applications AB
    Inventors: Freddy Kai Klaffmo, Bert Jonny Nilsson, Britt Ann-Christine Langselius
  • Publication number: 20140259486
    Abstract: Polymers are infused with carbonates, such as alkali metal or alkaline earth metal salts of carbonate, bicarbonate and sesquicarbonate, alone or in combination. The carbonates are soluble, soft, and have been infused within the polymeric material in a sufficient amount to provide an alkaline aqueous environment to inhibit microbes when the polymeric material is contacted with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC.
    Inventors: Elena Petrovicova, Steven Bolkan, Laura Brandt, Gerhart P. Huy, Stephen Thong, Steven T. Adamy
  • Publication number: 20140255691
    Abstract: Methods of preparing dispersible fiber bundles comprising contacting a rheology-modifying binder to at least two or more fibers to form a binder-fiber mixture, and imparting force to the binder-fiber mixture to compact the binder-fiber mixture into a fiber bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Amit SEHGAL, Charles AYMES, Subramanian KESAVAN, Bruno LANGLOIS
  • Patent number: 8815003
    Abstract: Crosslinking systems suitable for use in a polymer melt composition wherein the polymer melt composition comprises a hydroxyl polymer; polymeric structures made from such polymer melt compositions; and processes/methods related thereto are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Wayne Heinzman, Linda Evers Smith, Gregory Charles Gordon, Larry Neil Mackey, John Gerhard Michael, Mark Ryan Richards
  • Patent number: 8795745
    Abstract: A thermoplastic or elastomeric composition, is characterized in that: a) it exhibits a degree of biodegradability of less than 50%, preferably less than 30%, and b) it contains at least 0.5% and at most 99.95% by weight of an ester of a starchy material, which has a degree of ester substitution (DS) of between 1.6 and 3, and at least 0.05% by weight and at most 99.5% by weight of a polymer other than starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventors: Leon Mentink, Jacques Tripier
  • Publication number: 20140182481
    Abstract: A renewable material for releasing a self-healing agent includes a renewable polymeric substrate with capsules and a reactant dispersed in the renewable polymeric substrate. The capsules may be formed from a first renewable shell polymer and may enclose the renewable self-healing agent. The reactant may be suitable for reacting with the renewable self-healing agent to form a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Jason T. Wertz
  • Publication number: 20140142222
    Abstract: Provided is a surfactant which has a high surface tension reducing ability and a high solubility in a liquid medium, comprising a fluorine-containing copolymer containing, as essential components, a monomer having a fluoroalkyl group having 1 to 7 carbon atoms, a hydrophilic monomer, and a monomer having an ion donor group. Further provided are a coating composition, an ink composition and a photographic emulsion composition, each comprising the surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro USUGAYA, Kayo Kusumi
  • Publication number: 20140080945
    Abstract: A process for improving the rheological properties of an aqueous dispersion comprising adding a rheology modifier to the aqueous dispersion, and then adding a water soluble synthetic polymer flocculant to the aqueous dispersion. The rheology modifier may be selected from the group consisting of natural polymers, semi-natural polymers, synthetic materials and combinations thereof. The water soluble synthetic polymer flocculant may be selected from the group consisting of water soluble anionic polymers, cationic polymers, amphoteric polymers, nonionic polymers, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Andermann, JR., Jeffrey H. Peltier, Michael James Bluemle, Markus Broecher
  • Publication number: 20140080944
    Abstract: A process for improving the flow rate of an aqueous dispersion which comprises adding a natural polymer to said aqueous system and then adding a synthetic polymer to the aqueous system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Hercules Inc
    Inventors: Lawrence Andermann, JR., Jeffrey Peltier, Michael J. Bluemle, Markus Broecher
  • Publication number: 20140076822
    Abstract: A method for enhancing filtration performance in separating solids from liquids in an aqueous dispersion comprising a solids phase and a liquid phase in a two step process having a physical separation step and a filtration step comprising adding at least one filtration aid promoter and at least one synthetic polymer to the aqueous dispersion during and/or before the physical separation step resulting in concentrate and filtering the concentrate. The method may be applied in mining operations for dewatering mining slurry. Also, a composition applied in such method comprising at least one filtration aid promoter and at least one synthetic polymer. The filtration aid promoter comprises natural polymers, semi-natural polymers, coagulants and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Bluemle, Lawrence J. Andermann, JR., Jeffrey H. Peltier
  • Patent number: 8603236
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward water based play compositions including a crosslinkable network polymer and a crosslinking system effective to crosslink the polymer. The crosslinking system is a water-soluble salt complex including a primary crosslinking agent, a secondary crosslinking agent, and a tertiary crosslinking agent. The crosslinking system contains a diminished amount of boron compounds while remaining effective in crosslinking network polymers including polyvinyl alcohol (to form moldable dough compositions) and guar gum (to form hydrogels).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Abimael Cordova
  • Patent number: 8593719
    Abstract: This invention relates to colored polymer particles preferably with surface functionality for charge retention, a process for their preparation, the use of these particles for the preparation of an electrophoretic device, color electrophoretic displays comprising such particle, and new water-soluble dyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Louise Diane Farrand, Mark James, Matthias Koch, Ashley Nathan Smith, Jonathan Henry Wilson, Mark John Goulding, Daniel Walker
  • Publication number: 20130251994
    Abstract: Hydroxyl polymer-containing compositions, especially hydroxyl polymer-containing compositions that can be processed into polymeric structures, especially polymeric structures in the form of fibers are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Arlen FORSHEY, Gregory Charles GORDON, Larry Neil MACKEY, Mark Ryan RICHARDS
  • Publication number: 20130253103
    Abstract: A putty material primarily used as a toy which is solid and capable of flowing for forming, preferably by manual manipulation, onto various pleasing shapes. This putty material is used primarily by children as an amusement device. The putty material is formed from a homogeneous mixture of primarily water, polyvinyl alcohol, gum, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and a small amount of borax wherein the ratio by weight of borax to polyvinyl alcohol is preferably in the range of between 1:12 to 1:22. The toy modeling composition can be formed opaque or translucent and can be dyed, particularly when clear, to create various overall artistic effects, and glitter can be applied on the paste to create unusual aesthetic effects, particularly when using white glitter. Coloration can be applied to the materials with translucent ink or with a marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Roshan WIJERAMA
  • Publication number: 20130230605
    Abstract: A suspension of a boron containing compound in the form of crystals, powder or granulate in a solvent which contain a carbomer as dispersant. This suspension is very stable, even at high concentrations, and exhibits favourable non-Newtonian viscosity behavior, which makes it suitable in a number of applications, such as for the control of fission reactions with the generation of electric power from nuclear energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: C-IP S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Ceulemans, Olivier Ceulemans
  • Publication number: 20130224501
    Abstract: This invention provides a masking material that can be used to protect an underling surface (e.g. an automobile surface) during an overcoating (e.g. painting) operation. The masking material in one embodiment includes a thickener and a pH control agent and water. The masking material can be applied to a surface that is to be protected from paint overspray or other coating processes, allowed to dry, and the surface then coated (e.g. with paint). After drying of the paint, or other coating, the masking material can removed by water washing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: CAL-WEST SPECIALTY COATINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Cal-West Specialty Coatings, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130209806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated particle containing a particle and a coating, wherein the particle contains glutamic acid N,N-diacetic acid or a partial salt thereof of the formula HnYm-GLDA, wherein Y is a cation, selected from the group of sodium, potassium and mixtures thereof, n+m=4, and wherein the coating contains at least one salt that contains as a cation at least one of sodium, potassium or lithium and as anion at least one of silicate sulfate, carbonate, chloride, nitrate, percarbonate, glycolate, oxalate, citrate, stearate, lactate, succinate, malonate, maleate, diglycolate, and fumarate, to a process to prepare such a particle, and, to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Elizabeth Johannus Van Lare, Martin Heus
  • Patent number: 8476343
    Abstract: A putty material primarily used as a toy which is solid and capable of flowing for forming, preferably by manual manipulation, onto various pleasing shapes. This putty material is used primarily by children as an amusement device. The putty material is formed from a homogeneous mixture of primarily water, polyvinyl alcohol, gum, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and a small amount of borax wherein the ratio by weight of borax to polyvinyl alcohol is preferably in the range of between 1:12 to 1:22. The toy modeling composition can be formed opaque or translucent and can be dyed, particularly when clear, to create various overall artistic effects, and glitter can be applied on the paste to create unusual aesthetic effects, particularly when using white glitter. Coloration can be applied to the materials with translucent ink or with a marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Horizon Group USA
    Inventor: Roshan Wijerama
  • Publication number: 20130131225
    Abstract: This present disclosure relates to biodegradable materials and, in particular, to compositions comprising polylactic acid and gum arabic. The present disclosure further relates to processes, methods and uses involving polylactic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Sole Gear Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Toby Simon Oliver Reid, Kambiz Taheri, Ernest Ohene Koranteng Daddey, Christos Stamboulides
  • Patent number: 8372901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire tread having a composition based on at least one diene elastomer, one reinforcing filler and one vulcanization system, characterized in that the composition comprises a xanthan gum powder in a proportion of 10 to 40 pce. The invention also relates to a process for obtaining a rubber composition for a tread based on at least one diene elastomer, one reinforcing filler and one vulcanization system which comprises a first phase of thermomechanical kneading of the constituents of the composition, with the exception of the vulcanization system, characterized in that the composition comprises a xanthan gum powder in a proportion of 10 to 40 pce and in that the xanthan gum powder is incorporated during the first kneading phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Denis Hidrot, Salvatore Pagano
  • Patent number: 8329786
    Abstract: A film-forming binder polymer for a coating composition such as a paint, varnish or woodstain where the polymer is modified by the presence of bonded moieties derived from plant gum, particularly plant fibre gum obtainable from plant fibre, especially corn fibre gum and more particularly moieties derived from proteo-xylans and/or furanose. The modified binder polymer minimises the need to use coalescing solvents without producing poor dried paint coatings which fail the scrub resistance tests also improves the opacity of the dried coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Glenn William Goodall, Philip Louis Taylor
  • Publication number: 20120302671
    Abstract: This present disclosure relates to biodegradable materials and, in particular, to compositions comprising polylactic acid, bentonite, and gum arabic. The present disclosure further relates to processes, methods and uses involving polylactic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Toby Simon Oliver Reid, Kambiz Taheri, Ernest Ohene Koranteng Daddey, Christos Stamboulides
  • Patent number: 8314165
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tyre tread having a tyre tread rubber composition based on at least one diene elastomer, one reinforcing filler and one vulcanization system, characterized in that the composition comprises a guar gum powder in a proportion of 10 to 40 pce. The invention also relates to a process for obtaining a rubber composition for a tread based on at least one diene elastomer, one reinforcing filler and one vulcanization system which comprises a first phase of thermomechanical kneading of the constituents of the composition, with the exception of the vulcanization system, characterized in that the composition comprises a guar gum powder in a proportion of 10 to 40 pce and in that the guar gum powder is incorporated during the first kneading phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Denis Hidrot
  • Publication number: 20120252936
    Abstract: Binder for granular and/or fibrous substrates
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Krüger, Ulrich Schütze, Oliver Labisch
  • Publication number: 20120225978
    Abstract: Binder for granular and/or fibrous substrates
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Krüger, Alexander Centner, Oliver Labisch
  • Patent number: 8247478
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition of the present invention has high impact resistance, not lowering the weather resistance thereof, even though the amount of an impact resistance improver added thereto is small. The thermoplastic resin composition contains 100 parts by weight of (A) a thermoplastic resin and from 0.5 to 20 parts by weight of (B) a graft copolymer, wherein the graft copolymer (B) contains from 70% to 99% by weight of a crosslinked core (b2) prepared through polymerization of a monomer for the core (b2), containing 70% by weight or more of an acrylate, in the presence of from 0.5% to 20% by weight of a non-crosslinked seed (b1) having a weight-average molecular weight of 40,000 or less, and from 0.5% to 10% by weight of a shell (b3) prepared through polymerization of a monomer for the shell (b3) containing 50% by weight or more of a methacrylate, and the thermoplastic composition further contains from 0.01 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventor: Toru Terada
  • Publication number: 20120207921
    Abstract: Elongated microcapsules, such as elongated hydrophobic-core and hydrophilic-core microcapsules, may be formed by pulse stirring an emulsion or shearing an emulsion between two surfaces moving at different velocities. The elongated microcapsules may be dispersed in a coating formulation, such as paint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicants: Space Administration
    Inventors: Luz M. Calle, Wenyan N. Li, Jerry W. Buhrow, Stephen A. Perusich, Scott T. Jolley, Tracy L. Gibson, Martha K. Williams
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8193262
    Abstract: A finishing compound having acoustic properties and including in percentage by weight relative to the total weight of the product, at least 10 to 70% of water; 0.1 to 5% of a foaming agent; 0.1 to 5% of a thickening agent; 35 to 70% of a monogranular filler having a size greater than or equal to 100 ?m and excluding fine fillers; 0.1 to 8% of synthetic or animal fibers; 0.5 to 35% of binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Lafarge Gypsum International
    Inventors: Florence Serre, Rita Faddoul, Jean-Michel Faure, Claude Stock
  • Publication number: 20120115993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pulverulent adhesive for textile reinforcing inserts, which is dispersible in water, for the production of reinforced rubber products. The adhesive thereby comprises an at least partially capped, low-molecular isocyanate, a wetting agent, a binder and also possibly further additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventor: Andreas Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8173116
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to a biocompatible, biodegradable, and moldable plastic carrier for a fish attractant or stimulant suitable for use as a component of an artificial fish bait. The carrier comprises one or more grades of poly(vinyl alcohol), a plasticizer, a humectant, and water. It may additionally contain one or more of the following additives: fish olfactory/gustatory stimulants, visually stimulating colorants, preservatives, scrim, and biodegradation enhancers. The present subject matter additionally relates to a method for the production of such carriers and fish bait or lures incorporating the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Carr Specialty Baits, Inc.
    Inventor: William R. Buzzi
  • Publication number: 20120082791
    Abstract: Waterborne, polymer based coating compositions for interior and exterior use on elastomeric substrates (such as tires) with one or more polymer latex resins (having one or more carboxylic acid groups) in an amount sufficient to provide polymer solids in an amount of from 5 to 50% by weight of the coating; optionally one or more coalescing agents in an amount effective to coalesce and fuse polymer particles of the polymer latex resin into a relatively stretchable film when cured; one or more defoaming agents in an amount effective to enhance foam dissipation prior to film formation; one or more coupling agents having a first reactive group which is capable of bonding with the one or more carboxylic acid groups and a second reactive group which is capable of bonding with an elastomers substrate. Also, a method for applying such compositions to elastomeric substrates, such as tires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Richard Liversage
  • Publication number: 20110293958
    Abstract: A metallic microcapsule containing a polymeric microcapsule having one or more polymeric precursors encapsulated therein; and a metallic shell enclosing a volume containing the polymeric microcapsule is disclosed. Also disclosed is a self-healing coating composition comprising (a) a film-forming binder; and (b) metallic microcapsules, the metallic microcapsules being the same or different and containing a polymeric microcapsule containing one or more polymeric precursors encapsulated therein; and a metallic shell enclosing a volume containing the polymeric microcapsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Jason J. Benkoski, Rengaswamy Srinivasan, Jeffrey P. Maranchi
  • Publication number: 20110274490
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving the strength and longevity of secondary roadways through environmentally sound practices are disclosed herein. A composition for road sealing includes an aqueous emulsion of acrylic and vinyl acetate polymer, water, and a resin-modified emulsion, wherein the resin-modified emulsion includes a mixture of pitch and rosin, an emulsifying agent, and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: MIDWEST INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY, INC.
    Inventors: ROBERT W. VITALE, FRANK D. ELSWICK, GINA M. GREENLEE