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Chris Christenson
Rick L Tabor, Patricio Jimenez Jr, Wayne R Wilkomm, Ralph D Priester Jr, Marty C Cornell, Chris P Christenson, Kimberly F Bennett, Peder E Danielsen, Jeffery D Zawisza: Run flat tire support and colorant therefor. Dow Global Technologies, August 24, 2004: US06779572 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a unitary run flat tire (RFT) reinforcement that is formed into a relatively rigid shape. The reinforcement is insertable into a mold for an RFT support and can maintain the needed structural rigidity for such insertion. Further, the invention provides an RFT support t ...


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Chris Christenson
Rick L Tabor, Patricio Jimenez Jr, Wayne R Wilkomm, Ralph D Priester Jr, Marty C Cornell, Chris P Christenson, Kimberly F Bennett, Peder E Danielsen, Jeffery D Zawisza: Method of manufacturing a filament formed reinforcement member and a run flat tire support therewith. The Dow Chemical Company, Locke Liddell & Sapp, January 24, 2006: US06989065 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a unitary run flat tire (RFT) reinforcement using filament material that is formed into a relatively rigid shape. The reinforcement is insertable into a mold for an RFT support and can maintain the needed structural rigidity for such insertion. Further, the invention p ...


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Michael Y Gribble, Rick L Tabor, James J Jakubowski, Alan K Schrock, Paulus C J M Van Bellegem, James G Kennedy: Polyurethane foams prepared from mechanically frothed polyurethane dispersions. The Dow Chemical Company, August 7, 2001: US06271276 (22 worldwide citation)

The present invention is polyurethane dispersion composition that can be mechanically frothed to yield a foam that has good resiliency. Frothed foams of the present invention can be useful in cushioned flooring applications such as attached cushion broadloom, carpet tiles, carpet underlay, or vinyl ...


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Rick L Tabor, Douglas R Moore, James J Jakubowski, Wayne R Willkomm, Ruben Solis: Polyurethane latexes, processes for preparing them and polymers prepared therewith. The Dow Chemical Company, April 13, 2004: US06720385 (5 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are stable aqueous polyurethane latexes prepared from prepolymer formulations including a polyisocyanate component and polyol component, wherein from 5 to 40 percent of the weight of the polyol component is ethylene oxide in the form of ethylene oxide applied as an end cap onto a propylene ...


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Rick L Tabor, Wayne R Willkomm: Process for coating substrates having polar surfaces with polyurethane latexes. The Dow Chemical Company, November 13, 2001: US06316108 (3 worldwide citation)

Claimed is a substrate having a polar surface and, adherent thereto, a polyurethane polymer which was applied as a latex. The latexes of the present invention are chain extended in water with aminoethyl ethanolamine and are prepared and applied in the substantial absence of organic solvents. The pre ...


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Kenneth W Skaggs, Rick L Tabor, Paul T Louks, Wayne R Willkomm: Continuous process for preparing a polyurethane latex. The Dow Chemical Company, Reid S Willis, July 11, 2000: US06087440 (3 worldwide citation)

A polyurethane/urea/thiourea latex having a narrow molecular weight polydispersity and sub-micron particle size can be prepared by first preparing a high solids (between about 65% and 74% solids) latex of a polyurethane/urea/thiourea prepolymer, then contacting the emulsion with a chain-extending re ...


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Rick L Tabor, Rhonda R Suarez, Randall C Jenkines: Spill resistant carpet backing. Dow Global Technologies, June 1, 2004: US06743844 (1 worldwide citation)

An aqueous dispersed polymeric composition for preparing the spill resistant carpet backing is provided. The aqueous dispersed polymeric composition of the present invention comprises an aqueous dispersed polymeric material, an inorganic filler, and a hydrophobic compound selected from the group con ...


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Si Ho Lee, Randall C Jenkines, Rhonda R Suarez, Rick L Tabor: Carpet backing compounds thickened by hydrophobically-modified ethylene-oxide-based urethane block copolymers. Dow Global Technologies, February 11, 2003: US06518348 (1 worldwide citation)

An aqueous dispersed polymeric composition for preparing a carpet backing is provided. The aqueous dispersed polymeric composition comprises an aqueous dispersed polymeric material and a hydrophobically-modified ethylene-oxide-based urethane block copolymer. In the preferred embodiment, the aqueous ...


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Rick L Tabor, Wayne R Wilkomm, Patricio Jimenez, Ralph D Priester, Martin C Cornell, Kimberly F Bennett, Jeffery D Zawisza, Chris P Christenson, Peder E Danielsen: Run flat tire support and colorant therefor. The Dow Chemical Company, December 23, 2004: US20040256043-A1

The present invention provides a unitary run flat tire (RFT) reinforcement that is formed into a relatively rigid shape. The reinforcement is insertable into a mold for an RFT support and can maintain the needed structural rigidity for such insertion. Further, the invention provides an RFT support t ...


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Paul L Neill, Ronald M Herrington, James E Stogis, Rick L Tabor, Warren A Kaplan, Douglas Kip Hillshafer, James D Hoesly: Liquid hardness agent for open cell foams. Mcandrews Held & Malloy, December 23, 2004: US20040259967-A1

The present invention provides a ring-containing component polyol and process for making the same for use as a load-bearing capacity improvement agent in flexible polyurethane foam manufacture. The ring-containing component polyol eliminates and/or reduces the need for a copolymer polyol containing ...