Patents Represented by Attorney Anthony L. Cupoli
  • Patent number: 5989509
    Abstract: A process for purifying elemental phosphorus that contains antimony using an oxidizer, such as hydrogen peroxide, peroxymonosulfate, peroxydisulfate, or a hypochlorite, in a two phase system containing water and phosphorus as the two liquids. A purified elemental phosphorus having 200 ppb or less antimony content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Louis T. Gunkel, John Crosby, Theodore F. Munday, Paul J. Beck
  • Patent number: 5976600
    Abstract: A pure, smooth microcrystalline cellulose bulking agent for oil containing foods such as nut butters, chocolates, cream containing foods, mayonnaise, and salad dressings. The bulking agent having a loose bulk density greater than 0.40 and a oil absorptivity of less than 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Ruszkay, Donald Elliott
  • Patent number: 5888350
    Abstract: Repulping and/or decolorizing formulations and mixtures which include a catalytic amount of a salt of a metal such as copper, iron, silver, or nickel; a persulfate; and from 0-10% saccharide. Formulations containing a carbonate, sesquicarbonate or bicarbonate for adjusting pH are preferred. A method of repulping and/or decolorizing broke, whether containing wet strength resin or not, using the formulations or mixtures of the ingredients in the formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Tieckelmann, Dean S. Thorp
  • Patent number: 5858409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a spray-dried compressible granular formulation for preparing pharmaceutical tablets in which hydrolyzed cellulose is used as a granulation aid, the resulting granulations, and pharmaceutical tablets compressed from such granules. In these formulations there is employed from 1 to 97% by weight pharmaceutical active, from about 3 to 99% by weight hydrolyzed cellulose, based on the dry weight of the granulation, and optionally conventional granulation and/or tableting additives such as surfactants, disintegrants and antiadherents/flow aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Marc S. Karetny, David F. Erkoboni, Ronald S. Vladyka, Jr., Howard J. Stamato
  • Patent number: 5849985
    Abstract: An alkali metal peroxydisulfate or caroate can be used alone or in combination to destroy haloform present in an aqueous system. The destruction results in a reduction in the amount of haloform in the system. In another aspect, uv light and the peroxydisulfate and/or caroate can be used together to destroy the haloform present in the aqueous system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Tieckelmann, Dean S. Thorp, deceased, by Colleen Gagliardi, executor, Gale D. Downey
  • Patent number: 5830382
    Abstract: Repulping and/or decolorizing formulations and mixtures which include a catalytic amount of a salt of a metal such as copper, iron, silver, or nickel; a persulfate; and from 0-10% saccharide. Formulations containing a carbonate, sesquicarbonate or bicarbonate for adjusting pH are preferred. A method of repulping and/or decolorizing broke, whether containing wet strength resin or not, using the formulations or mixtures of the ingredients in the formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Tieckelmann, Dean S. Thorp
  • Patent number: 5747067
    Abstract: Particulate pharmaceutical tablet excipient compositions comprising co-processed microcrystalline cellulose and particulate USP calcium carbonate having a particle size distribution of 7 to 22 .mu.m wherein the range of calcium carbonate to microcrystalline cellulose is 70:30 to 90:10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Auguello, Thomas A. Ruszkay, George E. Reier
  • Patent number: 5744055
    Abstract: Composition and method of making bicaroate and bicaroate/dipersulfate mixtures which are stabilized, in dry form, with a coherent coating of sodium borosilicate. The borosilicate is formed in situ by the reaction of a sodium silicate and a sodium metaborate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Hills, James L. Manganaro, Basil A. Guiliano, Dean S. Thorp
  • Patent number: 5725886
    Abstract: A particulate co-processed unattrited microcrystalline cellulose:hydrocolloid composition wherein the respective components are present in a weight ratio of from about 99:1 to 70:30. The composition is useful as a spheronizing agent for producing spheroids of uniform size and sphericity and having high drug loadings. The composition is produced by drying a slurry of the microcrystalline cellulose in an aqueous solution of the hydrocolloid. The preferred hydrocolloid is methylcellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Erkoboni, Scott A. Fiore, Thomas A. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 5718837
    Abstract: A composition containing a persulfate and a carbonate, a bicarbonate or sesquicarbonate, which composition is suitable for oxidizing wet strength resin based broke used in wet strength paper. The combination decreases the time required for effectively repulping broke from such paper. Additionally, the combination is a single product capable of beaking down the wet strength resin and adjusting or maintaining pH at a predetermined value without additional chemical treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Frank E. Caropreso, Dean S. Thorp, Robert H. Tieckelmann
  • Patent number: 5690390
    Abstract: A process is described for solution mining isolated, mechanically mined-out areas of soluble evaporite ore to recover remaining ore reserves, wherein the mined-out areas are separated from an operational mine area by barrier pillars of the evaporite ore, by drilling at least one vertical well bore from the surface to a predefined distance above the evaporite ore body, converting the drilling of the vertical well bore to a substantially horizontal well bore at a predetermined distance below the ground level, continuing the drilling parallel to and within the evaporite ore body to form a well bore one end of which is connected to the mined-out area, developing a connection from the operating mine area to the other end of the well bore, drilling an injection well from the surface into the mined-out area, injecting an aqueous solvent into the injection well, passing the solvent into the mined-out area, removing solvent enriched in dissolved evaporite ore from the mined-out area, passing such enriched solvent from
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: Michael M. Bithell
  • Patent number: 5670126
    Abstract: A process for purifying elemental phosphorus, by dosing a multi-phase elemental phosphorus system, having an aqueous phase and an immiscible, elemental phosphorus phase containing antimony, with a conditioning agent selected from the group consisting of iron (II) salt or iron (III) salt with free iodine; iron (II) iodide; free iodine; iron (II) sulfate; or iron (III) sulfate in an amount effective to lower the amount of antimony in the phosphorus; agitating the resultant mixture at a temperature above the melting point of phosphorus, but below the boiling point of water, and then separating the aqueous phase from the phosphorus phase to recover a phosphorus lower in antimony content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: Louis T. Gunkel
  • Patent number: 5670636
    Abstract: A process for fractionating agaroid compositions by dissolving the agaroid in a glycol, precipitating a first fraction by cooling and precipitating a second fraction by incorporating a nonsolvent to form two fractions substantially more soluble in water than the initial agaroid. Optionally the solubility of either fraction can be converted to conventional solubilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: Richard B. Provonchee
  • Patent number: 5662840
    Abstract: A process for making gel bead having a mean diameter of less than 50 microns by adiabatically atomizing a hydrocolloid sol to droplet of less than 50 microns under conditions that lower the temperature of the hydrocolloid below its gel temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: William R. Thomas, Henry A. Pfeffer, Basil A. Guiliano, Christopher J. Sewall, Stephen Tomko
  • Patent number: 5632676
    Abstract: A method for sanitizing a fowl that has been defeathered and eviscerated by contacting the fowl with peracetic acid solution containing from 100 to 2000 ppm peracetic acid. Completely contacting the fowl with peracetic acid solution effectively reduces the bacterial level found on the fowl to a level that will not produce disease in human beings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa M. Kurschner, George M. Diken
  • Patent number: 5505982
    Abstract: A chocolate that contains a composite of surfactant/cellulose. The composite is made by the process of coprocessing the cellulose with a surfactant. The composite can be used as a bulking agent or functional formulary aid in low-moisture or in fat phase compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory R. Krawczyk, Edward Selinger, Emanuel J. McGinley
  • Patent number: 5501802
    Abstract: Persulfates are used to provide water clarity when organic sanitizers such as biguanides are utilized for sanitizing recreational waters. Persulfate applications of 2 ppm or more can be used. Additionally, maintenance applications of the persulfate or the bisulfate can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Dean S. Thorp, Frank E. Caropreso, Robert H. Tieckelmann, Donald Lapham, III
  • Patent number: 5486364
    Abstract: A solid dosage form, such as a pharmaceutical tablet, containing a rapidly hydratable konjac glucomannan sustained release excipient such as clarified konjac, cryogenically ground konjac and plasticized konjac. The method of making the tablets by compressing excipient and pharmaceutically active ingredient as dry powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Victor L. King, Thomas A. Wheatley, David F. Erkoboni
  • Patent number: 5441753
    Abstract: A composition that is a composite of cellulose and a surfactant. The composite is made by the process of coprocessing the cellulose with a surfactant. The composite can be used as a bulking agent in low-moisture or in oil phase compositions, and is especially useful in reduced-calorie foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Emanuel J. McGinley, Gregory R. Krawczyk, Edward Selinger
  • Patent number: 5393781
    Abstract: Method of controlling the zebra mussel by direct contact with peracetic acid or indirectly by application to an environment where control is desired. The biofouling of environments, such as fresh water intakes, conduits and storage systems of power and water treatment systems, and of processing streams of industrial plants, is thereby reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignees: FMC Corporation, The Research Foundation of the State University of New York
    Inventors: Alexander M. Vegega, Claudio E. Manissero