05218011 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 76 patents.

A gel composition including a gel matrix with a thickener having a water absorbent polymer with pendent anionic groups dispersed therein. Preferred thickeners are organophilic clays such as bentonite and mixtures of such clays with waxes, silica and/or ethylene or polyethylene microspheres.

The gel composition is activated with moisture so that the water absorbent polymer migrates to engage and absorb the water. The composition can be used to protect enclosed components or contents from water damage. Also, the gel composition protects wires which carry a small dc current such as the wires of telecommunication cables and splices. The composition eliminates shorts caused by water contact with such wires.

Title
Composition for protecting the contents of an enclosed space from damage by invasive water
Application Number
844144
Publication Number
5218011
Application Date
May 20, 1991
Publication Date
June 8, 1993
Inventor
Clarence S Freeman
Channelview
TX, US
Agent
Vaden Eickenroht Thompson Boulware & Feather
Assignee
WaterGuard
TX, US
IPC
H02G 15/00
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