US Patent No: 5,569,514

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Method of forming a sand base article using a decomposable binder and the article formed thereby

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Sand-based biodegradable articles, such as planar frangible targets and formed three-dimensional tableware and food containers, are disclosed. The articles are made formed of a mixture of sand and a decomposable binder, the binder preferably comprising by weight 30-40% starch, 20-30% salt, 1-3% oil and water. The articles are preferably coated with a decomposable waterproof sealant.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
E. KHASHOGGI INDUSTRIESSANTA BARBARA, CA16
NATIONAL CEMENT AND CERAMICS LABORATORIESWILMETTE, IL0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ayres, John Gale Gate House, Upper Dunsforth, Great Ouseburn, York YO5 9RU, GB 5 153

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (2)
* 4,641,005 Food receptacle for microwave cooking 178 1986
* 4,890,439 Flexible disposable material for forming a food container for microwave cooking 120 1988
 
BOATMEN'S NATIONAL BANK OF ST. LOUIS, THE (1)
* 5,052,369 Heat retaining food container 88 1987
 
CHINET COMPANY TECHNOLOGY, THE (1)
* 4,337,116 Contoured molded pulp container with polyester liner 66 1981
 
GENERAL MILLS MARKETING, INC. (1)
* 4,894,503 Packages materials for shielded food containers used in microwave ovens 20 1987
 
IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,028,461 Injection molded container for food 10 1989
 
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY (1)
* 4,877,932 Microwave container assembly 27 1988
 
NESTEC S.A. (1)
* 4,916,280 Food package adapted particularly for microwave heating 66 1988
 
OWENS-ILLINOIS PLASTIC PRODUCTS INC., A CORP. OF DE. (1)
* 4,709,808 Degradable polymer composition and articles prepared from same 25 1986
 
WALDORF CORPORATION, A CORP. OF (1)
* 4,529,464 Process for manufacturing a food container by extrusion and vacuum forming 7 1981
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,567,877 Heat storage food container 42 1984
* 4,699,725 Magnesium calcium acetate products, and process for their manufacture 7 1986
* 5,026,958 Cooking container or like assembly for the cooking of food utilizing a microwave oven 37 1990
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
E. KHASHOGGI INDUSTRIES (7)
5,679,145 Starch-based compositions having uniformly dispersed fibers used to manufacture high strength articles having a fiber-reinforced, starch-bound cellular matrix 78 1994
5,810,961 Methods for manufacturing molded sheets having a high starch content 36 1996
5,736,209 Compositions having a high ungelatinized starch content and sheets molded therefrom 37 1996
5,976,235 Compositions for manufacturing sheets having a high starch content 23 1998
6,083,586 Sheets having a starch-based binding matrix 26 1998
6,168,857 Compositions and methods for manufacturing starch-based compositions 32 1998
6,200,404 Compositions and methods for manufacturing starch-based sheets 21 1998
 
EARTHSHELL SPE, LLC (5)
5,662,731 Compositions for manufacturing fiber-reinforced, starch-bound articles having a foamed cellular matrix 52 1994
5,709,827 Methods for manufacturing articles having a starch-bound cellular matrix 31 1994
* 6,090,195 Compositions used in manufacturing articles having an inorganically filled organic polymer matrix 31 1998
6,030,673 Molded starch-bound containers and other articles having natural and/or synthetic polymer coatings 30 1999
RE39339 Compositions for manufacturing fiber-reinforced, starch-bound articles having a foamed cellular matrix 14 1999
 
POLYMER-WOOD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,881,494 Fire rated door core 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner