Treating Textiles Or Fibers From Synthetic Resin Or Natural Rubber With Chemical Reactant Patents (Class 8/115.54)
  • Patent number: 8974546
    Abstract: A method for treating laundry in a clothes dryer having a rotating drum defining a treatment chamber that includes applying a treating chemistry, which may include a treating chemistry that benefits from uniform distribution, on the laundry and drying the laundry after the applying of the treating chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kaustav Ghosh, Thomas A. Latack, Karl D. McAllister, Robert J. Pinkowski, Prithi A. Rao
  • Patent number: 8911508
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a modifier for modifying a polyester fiber as well as a preparation method and application of the same. The modifier contains ethylene glycol, two-hydroxy-end polyether, dimethyl terephthalate, two-polyether-end modified organosilicon and a metal acetate catalyst. A two-step continuous production process is adopted. The first step is esterification; that is, ethylene glycol, two-hydroxy-end polyether, dimethyl terephthalate, and two-polyether-end organosilicon are added into a reactor, and have an esterification reaction in the presence of the catalyst. In the second step, the materials produced by the esterification are transported to a polymerizer, and have a polymerization reaction under the conditions of high temperature, vacuum and catalyst, producing the high molecular weight polyester/polyether/organosilicon terpolymer with a molecular weight of 1000˜50000 as the desired modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Duplus Chemical Co., Ltd. of Zhangjiagang City
    Inventor: Jinhui Chen
  • Patent number: 8822589
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of aqueous formulations, wherein (A) at least one ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, (B) at least one heterocyclic comonomer having at least one permanent cationic charge per molecule and (C-P1) at least one ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or its anhydride are subjected to free radical copolymerization with one another in an aqueous medium and, shortly before the end or after the end of the copolymerization, further ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid (C-P2) or its anhydride is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Brym, Stephan Hueffer, Audrey Renoncourt, Ulrike Mahn, Franz Glocknitzer, Alexandra Bruhn
  • Patent number: 8815007
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compounds derived from the reaction of diamines or polyamines with alkylene oxides. The invention also relates to novel compounds derived from the reaction of amine terminated polyethers with epoxide functional compounds. The novel compounds of the invention are particularly useful as wetting and foam control agents. The disclosed compounds exhibit exceptional antifoaming and defoaming activity while simultaneously reducing the dynamic surface tension when incorporated at low levels in water-based systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Ethox Chemicals, LLC
    Inventors: James T. Tanner, Charles F. Palmer, Jr., Calvin M. Wicker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8740992
    Abstract: A composition comprising (a) a homo- or copolymer obtainable by polymerisation of at least one ethylenically un-saturated nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compound and (b) a polyethyleneimine, is suitable for afterclearing a printed or dyed textile material, in particular cotton fibres dyed or printed with reactive dyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Biancamaria Prozzo, Jasmin Kreyer, Stefano Prando
  • Patent number: 8690964
    Abstract: A method for treating a fabric for protection from ultraviolet radiation is disclosed which comprises the steps of dispensing a suspension of zinc oxide particles treated with an acid polymer into a washing machine during a time in which a fabric is being washed in the washing machine and mixing the treated zinc oxide particles and the fabric for the treated zinc oxide particles to bind to the fabric. Other methods for treating a fabric for protection from ultraviolet radiation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Sweet Living Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Nicholas Marshall
  • Patent number: 8608807
    Abstract: An ecological fabric having protection from ultraviolet radiation incorporated therein is disclosed in which the fabric is treated by a method comprising the steps of dissolving zinc acetate or other zinc salt in a liquid to form a solution containing Zn(II) ions, adding a fabric to the solution, mixing the solution and the fabric, and adding a base to the solution when the solution and the fabric are being mixed to form a suspension of zinc oxide nanoparticles in contact with the fabric. Other methods are disclosed such as modifying a fabric by carboxylation or phosphorylation of the fabric followed by binding of the UV-blocking nanoparticles to the modified fabric and modifying UV-blocking nanoparticles with a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) or polymer layer containing an active chemical group capable of binding to the fabric and depositing the UV-blocking nanoparticles on the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Sweet Living Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Nicholas Marshall
  • Patent number: 8512417
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a nanoparticle, such as a metal nanoparticle, coupled to a linker molecule to form a nanoparticle-linker construct. In an embodiment, a nanoparticle-linker construct may be further bound to a substrate to take advantage of one or more properties of the nanoparticle. In an embodiment, a functionalized nanoparticle (a nanoparticle having a reactive functionality) may be bound to a linker to form a functionalized nanoparticle-linker construct which may in-turn be bound to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Dune Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Miller, James E. Hulchison, Scoll F. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 8475538
    Abstract: A process for aftertreating dyed and/or printed textiles to remove excess portions of colorants comprises utilizing an aqueous formulation comprising at least one graft copolymer having a hydrophilic main chain and also surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pia Baum, Klaus Scheuermann, Dieter Boeckh
  • Patent number: 8470756
    Abstract: An eco-friendly liquid composition for pretreatment of fabrics is disclosed. The composition may include one or more nonionic surfactants, water, and optional ingredients such as a small amount of anionic surfactant, protease enzyme, borax, pH adjusting agent, fragrance, and preservative. The one or more nonionic surfactants may include alkyl polyglycoside. If nonionic surfactants other than the alkyl polyglycoside are included, at least 60% of the total nonionic surfactant in the composition is alkyl polyglycoside. The composition may have a Natural Index of at least 98% as defined herein. The composition may be essentially free of any propellant and bleach component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeanne A. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8334021
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for reducing the level of free aldehydes in coatings for flexible substrates, such as tanned leather, and substantially aldehyde free substrates. The methods comprise applying to the substrate a composition of one or more aqueous emulsion or suspension composition of an acrylic polymer or silicon containing polymer that is made from, or contains one or more lower alkyl alcohol or degrades on storage or in use to form such an alcohol, and one or more water-insoluble to slightly water soluble aldehyde scavenger compound, followed by drying or curing the applied composition to form a coating. In addition, the methods provide enhanced aldehyde scrubbing, especially for acetaldehyde, by applying to a substrate an aqueous acrylic polymer or silicon containing polymer emulsion or suspension comprising a aldehyde scavenger compound that is substantially deprotonated, i.e. by raising the pH composition to 5.5 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Joseph M. Hoefler, Kelley L. Klein, Jill A. Ottinger
  • Patent number: 8313536
    Abstract: Provided is a functional member 4 comprising a fluororesin containing a carbon material 2 and having surface cleanliness, wherein the content of the carbon material 2 in a surface portion 4a of the functional member 4 is significantly less than the content of the carbon material 2 in an inner portion 4b of the functional member 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Jiro Higashijima, Satoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8277518
    Abstract: An ecological fabric having protection from ultraviolet radiation incorporated therein is disclosed in which the fabric is treated by a method comprising the steps of dissolving zinc acetate or other zinc salt in a liquid to form a solution containing Zn(II) ions, adding a fabric to the solution, mixing the solution and the fabric, and adding a base to the solution when the solution and the fabric are being mixed to form a suspension of zinc oxide nanoparticles in contact with the fabric. Other methods are disclosed such as modifying a fabric by carboxylation or phosphorylation of the fabric followed by binding of the UV-blocking nanoparticles to the modified fabric and modifying UV-blocking nanoparticles with a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) or polymer layer containing an active chemical group capable of binding to the fabric and depositing the UV-blocking nanoparticles on the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: The Sweet Living Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Nicholas Marshall
  • Patent number: 8273134
    Abstract: A method for spinning and washing aramid fiber and for recovering sulfuric acid by (a) spinning an aramid polymer from a sulfuric acid spin dope to a yarn and coagulating the yarn in a coagulation bath having an inlet for water or diluted sulfuric acid and an outlet for sulfuric acid enriched water; (b) washing the yarn with water to obtain a washed yarn and a washing water containing sulfuric acid; (c) recycling the sulfuric acid enriched water and optionally the washing water to a sulfuric acid recovery unit; (d) increasing the sulfuric acid content of the recycled sulfuric acid enriched water, and optionally the washing water, by evaporation to obtain 20 to 98% sulfuric acid and water; (e) mixing the 20 to 98% sulfuric acid with oleum to obtain 98-105% sulfuric acid; and (f) recycling the 98-105% sulfuric acid to the spinning unit for use as sulfuric acid spin dope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid B.V.
    Inventors: Esther Christina Kalsbeek, Wessel Joseph Bruining
  • Patent number: 8216321
    Abstract: Crosslinkable liquid composition which can crosslink to give a hydrophobic and/or oleophobic silicone elastomer coating, comprising a polyorganosiloxane (POS) resin A exhibiting, per molecule, on the one hand, at least two different siloxyl units chosen from those of M, D, T and Q types, one of the units being a T unit or a Q unit, and, on the other hand, at least three hydrolysable/condensable groups of OH and/or OR1 types, where R1 is a linear or branched C1 to C6, preferably C1 to C3, alkyl radical, a system for promoting attachment B and a polyfluoroacrylate F. Use of this composition to form a silicone elastomer sheath around the constituent yarns, fibers and/or filaments of a textile material and to confer long-lasting oleophobicity and/or hydrophobicity properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Bluestar Silicones France, SAS
    Inventors: Martial Deruelle, Yves Giraud
  • Patent number: 8193144
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compounds derived from the reaction of diamines or polyamines with alkylene oxides. The invention also relates to novel compounds derived from the reaction of amine terminated polyethers with epoxide functional compounds. The novel compounds of the invention are particularly useful as wetting and foam control agents. The disclosed compounds exhibit exceptional antifoaming and defoaming activity while simultaneously reducing the dynamic surface tension when incorporated at low levels in water-based systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Ethox Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: James T. Tanner, Charles F. Palmer, Jr., Calvin M. Wicker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8187341
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for improving the colorfastness, ozonefastness, and stainresistance of cationic dyeable nylon fibers dyed with basic dyestuffs wherein the process comprises the steps of treating the nylon fibers with a tannic acid product and then fixing the treated nylon fibers by a fixation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Simco Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Albert Pacifici, Daniel Graham Sims, Emily Jones Sims, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8178184
    Abstract: A method of producing an entangled sheet of microfine long fibers using long fibers for forming microfine fibers. The method includes a step of forming a long-fiber web made of long fibers for forming microfine fibers, at least one component of the long fibers being a water-soluble, thermoplastic polyvinyl alcohol resin; a step of entangling the long-fiber web to form a long-fiber entangled sheet; a step of shrinking the long-fiber entangled sheet to form a long-fiber shrunk sheet; and a step of converting the long fibers for forming microfine fibers in the long-fiber shrunk sheet to microfine long fibers, thereby producing the entangled sheet of microfine long fibers. The step of entangling is conducted so as to allow the long-fiber entangled sheet to have an interlaminar peel strength of 2 kg/2.5 cm or more. The step of shrinking is conducted so as to shrink in an areal shrinkage of 35% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yasuda, Jiro Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Ando, Yoshiki Nobuto, Kimio Nakayama, Yoshihiro Tanba, Tsuyoshi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 8167957
    Abstract: An agent and method for treating biodegradable synthetic yarns fabricated from a polymer comprising lactic acid as a main component, which enable improved lubricity, cohesion, etc. to be so imparted to the biodegradable synthetic yarns that the yarns can be prevented from fuzzing and breaking at every step from spinning to down-stream step, especially at a false twisting step and improved in terms of bulkiness, providing yarns having improved mechanical properties in a stable manner. The agent of the invention comprises 0.1 to 30 weight % of a specific functional agent, and a lubricant and a surfactant in the total amount of 70 weight % or greater, and has a friction coefficient in the range of 0.04 to 0.35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamakita
  • Patent number: 8163036
    Abstract: NM7O and NM3O coated clay are embedded into a fabric matrix to produce a protective fabric. A NM7O blended garment can be manufactured for the purpose of containing malodors. The destruction of chemical warfare agents can also be accomplished by incorporating these materials into disposable protective clothing for military, Haz-Mat team and First responders. The fabrics so treated with MN7O have uses as diverse as for a disposable silver polish wipe. In the case of NM3O coated clay, the treated fabric can be used as a copper and brass polish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: ChK Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajan K. Vempati, Gajanan S. Bhat
  • Patent number: 8157872
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus is disclosed for coloring a substantially wicking substrate comprising applying to a substantially wicking substrate an ink comprising a first dye and a second dye to define a region of reference; applying a first solvent to the substantially wicking substrate to move the first dye and the second dye within the body of the substantially wicking substrate; moving the two dyes in a defined direction to carry the two dyes outside of the defined region to color an area of the wicking substrate; coloring at least a portion of the substantially wicking substrate by allowing the first solvent to move through a portion of the first dye for a first distance from the defined point of origin of the ink and the second dye a second distance from the defined point of origin of the ink wherein the first distance is sufficiently different from the second distance to recognize a separation between the first dye and the second dye thereby coloring the substantially wicking substrate outside of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: James E. Becvar, Amaya Becvar Weddle
  • Patent number: 8076253
    Abstract: An opal-finished fabric having a stereoscopic pattern is provided, in which both the fiber-decomposed part and the non-decomposed fiber part are rich in color expression, and the fiber-decomposed part having a sufficient strength with a thin material having highly transparent appearance in the fiber-decomposed part. The fabric is an opal-finished fabric obtained with two or more kinds of fibers and formed with a fiber-decomposed part showing a transparent appearance by removing at least one kind of the fibers and a non-decomposed fiber part, in which for solving the problems, the fiber-decomposed part contains mainly nylon fibers, and the non-decomposed fiber part contains mainly colored polyester fibers and non-colored nylon fibers. The non-decomposed fiber part is preferably constituted by a layer containing mainly polyester fibers and a layer containing mainly nylon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Sakai, Takuya Suehiro, Katsuhiko Yanagi
  • Patent number: 8057552
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus is disclosed for coloring a substantially wicking substrate comprising applying to a substantially wicking substrate an ink comprising a first dye and a second dye applying a first solvent to the substantially wicking substrate to move the first dye and or the second dye in a defined direction coloring at least a portion of the substantially wicking substrate by allowing the first solvent to move through a portion of the first dye for a first distance from the point of origin of the ink and the second dye a second distance from the point of origin of the ink wherein the first distance is sufficiently different from the second distance to visualize a separation between the first dye and the second dye shaping a portion of the colored wicking substrate into a form and affixing the form onto a support for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventors: James E. Becvar, Laura Becvar
  • Patent number: 8038725
    Abstract: The invention relates to polyolefin materials, in particular fibers, and/or filaments, and/or nonwovens, and/or nonwoven products made from at least one polyolefin and a melt additive containing a fatty acid ester, wherein a subsequent activation of the fatty acid ester contained in the melt additive occurs on the surface of the polyolefin materials by applying a formulation, which contains a silicone compound and a quaternary ammonium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Fiberweb Corovin GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Bornemann, Volker Joerres, Michael Voges
  • Patent number: 8012285
    Abstract: This invention is directed to alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE)-free polymer binders formed by aqueous free radical emulsion polymerization and having specific peel and cure properties. The APE-free polymeric binders have a peel value, when adhered to a heated metal surface, of 35% to 200% of the peel value shown by a standard APE-based polymer binder control and exhibit a cure profile such that at least 55% cure is achieved within 30 seconds at a temperature required for cure, and a wet tensile strength at 30-seconds of cure of at least 1000 g/5 cm. Wet tensile strength is used as a measure of cure. Binders having the peel and cure properties described herein can be considered for use in crepe processes, especially DRC processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Wacker Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Erwin Goldstein, Ronald Joseph Pangrazi
  • Patent number: 7905928
    Abstract: Reactive dyes of the formula (1) in which Q1, X, V1, V2, B, T and R1, R2, R4 and R5 are defined in the claims and in the disclosure and wherein the reactive dyes are suitable for dyeing widely varying fiber materials, in particular cellulosic fiber materials and produce dyeings with good allround properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Athanassios Tzikas, Thomas Verdugo, Georg Roentgen
  • Patent number: 7896929
    Abstract: A method of treating textiles with a silicone block copolymer containing polyether-amide units is disclosed. Textiles treated with the silicone block copolymer have a feel or hand comparable to conventional hydrophobic silicones, but do not negatively impact the hydrophilicity of the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Lenin Petroff, Fernando Vazquez
  • Patent number: 7857861
    Abstract: The hydrophilizing agent contains (a) a cationized compound of a (poly) amine, (b) an ester, (c) a dialkyl sulfosuccinate salt, (d) an alkylphosphate salt, (e) at least one glycine derivative selected from the group consisting of trialkyl glycine derivatives and (alkylamide alkyl) dialkyl glycine derivatives, and (f) a polyoxyalkylene-modified silicone; wherein the ratio of the component (a) ranges from 10 to 40 wt. %, the ratio of the component (b) ranges from 10 to 40 wt. %, the ratio of the component (c) ranges from 1 to 40 wt. %, the ratio of the component (d) ranges from 10 to 60 wt. %, the ratio of the component (e) ranges from 10 to 40 wt. %, and the ratio of the component (f) ranges from 1 to 20 wt. % of the hydrophilizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Komeda, Setsuo Kita, Hidetoshi Kitaguchi, Kazuki Ito, Yoshiharu Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20100304137
    Abstract: An article is provided that includes a polymeric fiber that has an excess number of surface active reactive moieties relative to the number of surface reactive moieties found on the fiber in a native state. A particle is bonded covalently to the fiber through an intermediate coupling agent. Multiple particles can be covalently bonded to the fiber, the multiple particles can be bonded uniformly or asymmetrically around the fiber diameter. A process for modifying a fiber includes creating surface activated reactive moieties thereon. The activated fiber is then exposed to a liquid solution containing a coupling agent to form a covalent bond. The coupling agent is also reacted with a particle in a liquid solution to form a covalent bond between the coupling agent and the particle. The coupling agent is covalently bonded to either a particle and then bonded to the fiber, or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: U.S. GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: STEVEN H. MCKNIGHT, Robert E. Jensen, Joshua A. Orlicki
  • Patent number: 7842625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for treating fabrics to facilitate moisture transfer from one side of the fabric to the other, and fabrics made according to such methods. The fabrics generally have one side or surface of the fabric treated with a net hydrophobic composition, whereas the opposing surface of the fabric is not treated with the net hydrophobic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Nano-Tex, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Stockton, William Ware, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7819927
    Abstract: A synthetic-rich fabric (e.g., polyester, polypropylene, nylon, acrylic and elastane fibers—including lycra, spandex, etc.) useful in the manufacture of commercially launderable items is described. The fabric has many of the properties that make cotton fabrics desirable including hand feel, and wicking, but retains the best properties of synthetic fabrics, m addition, the soil release properties, pilling resistance and UV protection offered by the present items makes the fabric ideal in manufacturing apparel and non-apparel (e.g., pillow cases, bed sheets, aprons, tablecloths, napkins, etc.) items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Frederick M. Greenspoon
  • Patent number: 7785374
    Abstract: The present invention provides nylon 6 and nylon 6,6 materials having resistance to staining by a wide variety of staining agents including, but not limited to, coffee, red wine, mustard, tumeric, Betadine®, bleach, benzoyl peroxide, as well as other types of common staining agents. The invention also provides fibers, yarns and carpet products prepared from such stain resistant nylon materials. Yet further, the present invention provides methods of imparting stain resistance to nylon materials. Methods of providing such treated fibers are set forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Co.
    Inventor: Dennis J. Jones, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100136075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating an at least partially metallised textile, according to which said textile is treated with at least one agent selected from the group consisting of reductants and complex formers. The invention also relates to a textile treated in this way and to the use thereof for the anti-microbial treatment of liquids or for producing hosiery, insoles, clothing, covers for seating furniture or mattresses. A textile that has been treated according to the invention is capable of an adjustable, purpose-specific metal delivery depending on the field of application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Detlef Militz, Dieter Kreysig
  • Patent number: 7723459
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a class of polyesters that are lightly crosslinked polyesters made by reacting polysorbate units (linked by the reaction of their hydroxyl groups) to the carboxyl group of dimer acid. As will become clear, lightly crosslinked as used herein relates to reactions in which there is an excess of hydroxyl groups on a molar basis to carboxylic groups on the dimer acid. The polymers and a contribute softness, lubricity and antistatic properties when applied to hair, skin, textile fiber and paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Zenetech LLC
    Inventors: Carter LaVay, Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7597723
    Abstract: This invention relates to unsubstituted and polymeric leuco colorants for use as consumer product additives to indicate a product function by color change, to make attractive or distinctive visual effects, or to provide latent or delayed color generation. The colorants may be present in a stable, colorless state and may be transformed to an intense colored state upon exposure to certain physical or chemical changes. Alternatively, the colorants may be transformed from one color to another color upon exposure to certain physical or chemical changes. The colored form of the unsubstituted or polymeric leuco colorant may be transient, since the colorant can revert back to its colorless form or its original color after the physical or chemical activation has been removed or changed. Polymeric leuco colorants are typically comprised of at least two components: at least one leuco chromophore component and at least one polymeric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Patrick D Moore, Eduardo Torres
  • Patent number: 7585427
    Abstract: A processing agent for synthetic fibers contains four specified kinds of components (Components A, B, C and D) each by a specified amount and also by a specified total amount so as to have improved characteristics of preventing occurrence of fluffs. yard breaking and uneven dyeing when applied to synthetic fibers at a specified rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamakita, Atsushi Toda
  • Publication number: 20090178206
    Abstract: The invention is an improved process for stripping chemically bonded spinning solvent from a solution-spun nonwoven web by adding antioxidant to the fiber-forming polymer, and transporting the nonwoven web through a solvent stripping zone at a temperature and for a time sufficient to reduce the solvent concentration of the fibers to less than about 1000 ppmw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Pankaj Arora, Joseph Brian Hovanec, Junaid Ahmed Siddiqui, Simon Frisk
  • Patent number: 7556653
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a class of polyesters that are lightly crosslinked polyesters made by reacting alkoxyglyceryl units (linked by the reaction of their hydroxyl groups) to the carboxyl group of dimer acid. As will become clear, lightly crosslinked as used herein relates to reactions in which there is an excess of hydroxyl groups on a molar basis to carboxylic groups on the dimer acid. The polymers and a contribute softness, lubricity and antistatic properties when applied to hair, skin, textile fiber and paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: ZeniTech LLC
    Inventors: Carter LaVay, Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7517819
    Abstract: A method of making fabrics having first and second surfaces that exhibit different performance characteristics by virtue of having been treated with different chemical treatments is described. In addition, fabrics having first and second surfaces that exhibit different performance characteristics, such as one surface exhibiting oil and water repellency and optionally, soil release characteristics, and the opposite surface exhibits moisture transport characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: David S. Klutz, William C. Kimbrell, Dale R. Williams
  • Patent number: 7470290
    Abstract: Hydroscopic polymer gels can be formed by applying a polymer to a surface and allowing water to be sequestered from the atmosphere into the polymer. The polymer gels are formed using methods and compositions employing water soluble or water dispersible copolymers having: (i) a first monomer that is acidic and is capable of forming an anionic charge in the composition; (ii) a second monomer that is amphipathic; (iii) optionally, a third monomer that is hydrophobic; and (iv) optionally, a fourth monomer that that has a permanent cationic charge or that is capable of forming a cationic charge on protonation. The polymer gels are particularly substantive and effective at modifying surfaces such as glass and hydrophobic polymeric substrates to provide soap scum and soil resistance, and easier next time cleaning benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Klin A. Rodrigues, David R. Scheuing, Michael H. Robbins, Nicholas Pivonka, David L. Budd, Malcolm A. Deleo
  • Patent number: 7416678
    Abstract: A processing agent for synthetic fibers contains a lubricant, a functional improvement agent and an emulsifier, each containing a specified kinds of components by a specified amount and also by a specified amount and also by specified total amount so as to have improved characteristics of preventing occurrence of fluffs, yard breaking and uneven dyeing when applied to synthetic fibers at a specified rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Aratani
  • Patent number: 7396370
    Abstract: A method of dyeing or printing synthetic polyamide fiber materials, wherein (a) the fiber material is dyed or printed with at least one reactive dye, and (b) the dyed or printed fiber material is subjected to after-treatment with a reducing agent, the fiber material not being treated with polycondensable or polymerizable compounds for fixing the dye on the fiber, results in dyeings and printings that are distinguished by good fastness properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Franz Grüner, Jürgen Schmiedl, Ulrich Fembacher, Ulrich Strahm
  • Patent number: 7351350
    Abstract: A processing agent for synthetic fibers contains a lubricant, a functional improvement agent and an emulsifier, each containing a specified kinds of components by a specified amount and also by a specified total amount so as to have improved characteristics of preventing occurrence of fluffs, yard breaking and uneven dyeing when applied to synthetic fibers at a specified rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Aratani
  • Patent number: 7318842
    Abstract: An agent and method for treating biodegradable synthetic yarns fabricated from a polymer comprising lactic acid as a main component, which enable improved lubricity, cohesion, etc. to be so imparted to the biodegradable synthetic yarns that the yarns can be prevented from fuzzing and breaking at every step from spinning to down-stream step, especially at a false twisting step and improved in terms of bulkiness, providing yarns having improved mechanical properties in a stable manner. The agent of the invention comprises 0.1 to 30 weight % of a specific functional agent, and a lubricant and a surfactant in the total amount of 70 weight % or greater, and has a friction coefficient in the range of 0.04 to 0.35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamakita
  • Patent number: 7279013
    Abstract: Semi-bleached to bleached sulfonated aromatic condensation resin alone or in combination with a semi-soluble methacrylic polymer of high molecular weight provides improved resistance to staining by acid colorants in a fibrous polyamide or wool substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Trichromatic Carpet Inc.
    Inventor: Yassin M. Elgarhy
  • Patent number: 7208017
    Abstract: A processing agent for synthetic fibers contains four specified kinds of components (Components A, B, C and D) each by a specified amount and also by a specified total amount so as to have improved characteristics of preventing occurrence of fluffs yard breaking and uneven dyeing when applied to synthetic fibers at a specified rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamakita, Satoshi Aratani
  • Patent number: 7147669
    Abstract: Excellent water repellency and Oil repellency are imparted to a textile by a method including (1) preparing a treatment liquid comprising a water- and oil-repellent agent, (2) adjusting pH of the treatment liquid to at most 7, (3) applying the treatment liquid to a textile, (4) treating the textile with steam, and (5) washing the textile with water and dehydrating the textile, wherein the water- and oil-repellent agent comprises at least one fluorine-containing compound selected from the group consisting of a fluorine-containing polymer and a fluorine-containing low molecular weight compound, and the water- and oil-repellent agent or the treatment liquid contains a cationic emulsifier and/or a salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Yamaguchi, Ikuo Yamamoto, Kayo Kusumi
  • Patent number: 7081139
    Abstract: This invention relates to antimicrobial polyester-containing articles and methodology for the preparation of antimicrobial polyester-containing articles utilizing chitosan and chitosan-metal complexes as the antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Melissa C. Joerger, Ronald F. Koniz, Subramaniam Sabesan, John Pennias
  • Patent number: 7071156
    Abstract: Composition for fabric care, in particular for cotton-based fabrics, comprising nanoparticles or a nanolatex of a polymer which is insoluble under the direct and/or indirect working conditions of the said composition in an aqueous or wet medium. The composition may be a solid or liquid detergent formulation, a liquid rinsing and/or softening formulation, a tumble dryer additive placed in contact with the wet fabrics in a tumble dryer, an aqueous ironing formulation or a prespotter placed on the dry fabrics prior to a washing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Rhodia Chimie
    Inventors: Eric Aubay, Marie-Pierre LaBeau, Ian Harrison
  • Patent number: 7037346
    Abstract: A textile coated with a coating having multiphase fluorochemical and a cationic material. A printed image is subsequently placed on the coated textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cates, Daniel T. McBride, William C. Kimbrell, Kirkland W. Vogt