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, CA85
NATIONAL CEMENT AND CERAMICS LABORATORIESWILMETTE, IL1

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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 5 148

Cited Art Landscape

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4,877,932 Microwave container assembly 25 1988
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (2)
4,641,005 Food receptacle for microwave cooking 172 1986
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OWENS-ILLINOIS PLASTIC PRODUCTS INC., A CORP. OF DE. (2)
4,191,320 Degradable article 6 1977
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BOATMEN'S NATIONAL BANK OF ST. LOUIS, THE (1)
5,052,369 Heat retaining food container 84 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 19 1987
 
IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD. (1)
5,028,461 Injection molded container for food 10 1989
 
NESTEC S.A. (1)
4,916,280 Food package adapted particularly for microwave heating 59 1988
 
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 30 1990

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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 69 1994
5,810,961 Methods for manufacturing molded sheets having a high starch content 35 1996
5,736,209 Compositions having a high ungelatinized starch content and sheets molded therefrom 36 1996
5,976,235 Compositions for manufacturing sheets having a high starch content 22 1998
6,083,586 Sheets having a starch-based binding matrix 24 1998
6,168,857 Compositions and methods for manufacturing starch-based compositions 31 1998
6,200,404 Compositions and methods for manufacturing starch-based sheets 20 1998
 
EARTHSHELL SPE, LLC (5)
5,662,731 Compositions for manufacturing fiber-reinforced, starch-bound articles having a foamed cellular matrix 50 1994
5,709,827 Methods for manufacturing articles having a starch-bound cellular matrix 29 1994
6,090,195 Compositions used in manufacturing articles having an inorganically filled organic polymer matrix 30 1998
6,030,673 Molded starch-bound containers and other articles having natural and/or synthetic polymer coatings 28 1999
RE39339 Compositions for manufacturing fiber-reinforced, starch-bound articles having a foamed cellular matrix 13 1999

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