Patents Represented by Attorney William T. McClain
  • Patent number: 4579836
    Abstract: An exhaustively prepolymerized supported olefin polymerization catalyst component comprises solid, hydrocarbon-insoluble, magnesium-containing, titanium-containing catalyst particles which have been contacted with an olefin monomer and an organo-aluminum co-catalyst under exhaustive prepolymerization conditions at an Al/Ti atomic ratio such that the weight of prepolymer formed is less than 10 times the weight of such catalyst particles and the resulting prepolymerized catalyst particles essentially are inactive to further polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory G. Arzoumanidis, Sam S. Lee, Benjamin S. Tovrog
  • Patent number: 4579773
    Abstract: Novel fiber fabric laminates impregnated with polyamide-imide and polyamide-imide-phthalamide copolymers are disclosed. The laminates are useful as engineering materials for the replacement of metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Bill W. Cole, Gary T. Brooks
  • Patent number: 4573115
    Abstract: Disclosed is a supervisory control system for remotely monitoring and controlling at least one operational device. The system includes at least one microremote in association with an operational device and includes an input device for receiving a signal indicative of a parameter associated with the operational device and logic circuitry for controlling the operation of the microremote. A microcomputer is in communication with the microremote(s) by way of a communication link, and includes input devices for receiving the signal from the microremote, a memory device for storage of a program or algorithm, and a microprocessor for controlling the operation of the microcomputer and for utilizing the program or algorithm for operation of the supervisory control system. A personality module is removably placed in communication with the microcomputer and includes logic circuitry for controlling the operation of the personality module, and a memory device for storage of at least one program or algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: Edwin A. Halgrimson
  • Patent number: 4572777
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for recovering bitumen from a carbonaceous solid feed and for recovering a carbonaceous liquid from a fines-containing carbonaceous liquid feed by extraction of the feed with a solvent of predetermined solvency power, wherein the recovered product has a low fines content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: Lawrence B. Peck
  • Patent number: 4569809
    Abstract: The alignment device or jig is utilized in aligning a shaft of a pelletizer perpendicular with a die face and includes a sensing/scraping assembly which is adapted to travel on a die face and scrape polymer drool off the die face until a scraping edge of the assembly is in constant contact with the die face during rotation of the jig on the shaft of the pelletizer. The scraping edge is mounted on the end of a rod which is spring biased toward the die face and which is axially movable in a bore in the jig and movement of the rod indicates nonperpendicularity of the shaft to the die face. After adjusting the skew of the shaft, cessation of movement of the rod in the bore in the jig will indicate a true perpendicularity of the shaft to the die face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: John W. Baggett
  • Patent number: 4567155
    Abstract: A catalyst system especially suited for polymerizing alpha-olefins in the gas-phase to polymers containing essentially no active chloride comprises (A) a titanium-containing component supported on a hydrocarbon-insoluble magnesium-containing compound in combination with an electron donor compound and (B) a co-catalyst comprising (a) at least one trialkylaluminum compound (b) an aromatic acid ester and (c) an unhindered secondary amine, optionally reacted with a dialkylaluminum hydride, in substantial absence of compounds containing an Al-Cl bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Tovrog, Charles R. Hoppin, Bryce V. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4564398
    Abstract: Thin films of cuprous oxide on thin copper foil, when heat treated in an inert atmosphere and quenched, exhibit a 10- to 100-fold increase in photovoltaic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: R. Gilbert Kaufman
  • Patent number: 4564688
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a phosphorus-vanadium oxide and a phosphorus-vanadium-co-metal catalyst suitable for the oxidation of butane to maleic anhydride is disclosed. The catalyst is prepared by reacting, in an aqueous medium, a vanadium compound, inorganic acid and, if used, a metal oxide. Ortho-phosphoric acid is then added to form a soluble vanadium-phosphorus or a vanadium-phosphorus-metal catalyst. The acidified water is removed and aliphatic alcohols and either aromatic acids or aromatic anhydrides, or a mixture of these, are added and the alcohols are removed. The solid phosphorus-vanadium, or phosphorus-vanadium-metal oxide is recovered under vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Carl A. Udovich, Robert C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 4564702
    Abstract: Catalytic reactions for the hydrogenation of alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, cyano, imino, carbonyl and carboxyl groups and for the synthesis of ammonia are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: Arnold N. Wennerberg
  • Patent number: 4563266
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an improved process for catalytically dewaxing and thereby reducing the pour point of a hydrocarbon feedstock by contacting the feedstock and hydrogen with a catalyst. Specifically, the catalytic dewaxing process involves contacting the hydrocarbon feed with hydrogen under catalytic dewaxing conditions in the presence of a catalytic composition comprising a crystalline borosilicate molecular sieve and at least one Group VIII noble metal hydrogenation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: P. Donald Hopkins, Thomas D. Nevitt, Eugene E. Unmuth
  • Patent number: 4560761
    Abstract: Quaternary ammonium compounds containing an anhydride groups are prepared by halogenating dimethylmaleic anhydride and reacting the halogenated product with a tertiary amine. The products are useful as surfactants, biocides and as cosurfactants in enhanced oil recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Ellis K. Fields, Mark L. Winzenburg
  • Patent number: 4559363
    Abstract: A process for reacting carbon monoxide and water in the presence of a cadmium-containing catalyst is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Miller, Albert L. Hensley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4557958
    Abstract: Fabric suitable for use as a cotton bale cover or bag fabric comprising a woven substrate with a series of stripes of a thermoplastic resin fused thereto. This fabric permits sampling of cotton in a bale but prevents fraying of the fabric in this operation. Further, the fabric permits moisture to pass through the material stored therein. Apparatus and method for making the fabric are also shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Edward D. Barkis, Douglas G. Moore, Allen M. Fernald, Felton L. McClellan
  • Patent number: 4555350
    Abstract: Carbamates of beta- hydroxyethylsulfoxides which are useful as cosurfactants in enhanced oil recovery, surfactants and biocides, and as hydraulic fluids when of sufficiently low molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company
    Inventor: Ellis K. Fields
  • Patent number: 4555395
    Abstract: Disclosed are organic treating agents for imparting improved flow properties to hydrides and compositions comprising hydrides treated with an effective amount of an organic compound capable of imparting improved flow properties to said hydride. Also disclosed are methods for improving the flow properties of hydrides comprising treating said hydrides with an organic compound capable of imparting improved flow properties. Said organic treating agent can be in liquid or vapor form and comprises at least one component selected from the group consisting of aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, amines, organic acids and organic acid salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company
    Inventors: Bruce E. Sirovich, Robert L. Sandstrom, Theo H. Fleisch
  • Patent number: 4552214
    Abstract: Greater product yield and quality and continuous upgrading of shale oil with hydrogen-rich, purge mode off gases is attained by pulsing in situ retorts at different phases and intervals. In the process, flow of feed gases to the flame fronts of underground retorts are sequentially stopped and purged while continuously retorting the oil shale to enhance transfer of sensible heat from the combustion zones to the retorting zones and enlarge the separation between the combustion zones and the advancing fronts of the retorting zones. The flame fronts can be purged with steam, water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen, combustion mode off gases, purge mode off gases, reactor off gases, or combinations thereof. The combustion mode off gases and/or purge mode off gases can also be used as part of the feed gas or fuel gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Assignees: Standard Oil Company (Indiana), Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Forgac, George R. Hoekstra
  • Patent number: 4551572
    Abstract: A process for reacting an aromatic compound, water and carbon monoxide in the presence of a cadmium-containing catalyst is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Miller, Albert L. Hensley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4549957
    Abstract: Hydrotreating catalysts comprise a hydrogenating component and a support comprising at least one porous refractory inorganic oxide, said catalyst having BET surface area of 150 to about 190 m.sup.2 /g, nitrogen desorption pore volume of 0.8 to about 1.2 cc/g in micropores with radii up to 600 .ANG., with at least 0.7 cc/g of such micropore volume in pores having radii ranging from 50 to 600 .ANG., mercury penetration pore volume of 0.1 to about 0.5 cc/g in macropores with radii of 600 to 25,000 .ANG. and bulk density of about 0.3 to about 0.5 g/cc. Hydrotreating process comprises contacting a hydrocarbon feed susceptible to upgrading with hydrogen in the presence of the aforesaid catalysts under hydrotreating conditions. The catalyt and process are particularly useful in hydrotreating feeds comprising high metals or high metals and sulfur content materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Albert L. Hensley, Jr., Leonard M. Quick
  • Patent number: 4550091
    Abstract: Surface-active catalytic sites are deactivated on catalyst support materials wherein the catalyst comprises crystalline aluminosilicate or borosilicate molecular sieve catalytic compositions without deactivating all acidic sites of the molecular sieve. Resulting catalyst compositions are useful in dehydrogenating and/or isomerizing hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: David L. Sikkenga
  • Patent number: 4548702
    Abstract: A process is provided to produce, stabilize, dedust and upgrade synthetic oil, such as shale oil. In the process, synthetic fuels, such as oil shale, tar sands and diatomite are retorted with heat carrier material to liberate an effluent product stream comprising hydrocarbons and entrained particulates of dust. In order to minimize polymerization of the product stream and agglomerate the dust, the product stream is stabilized, upgraded, and pretreated prior to dedusting, in a hydroprocessor, such as an ebullated bed reactor, with a hydroprocessing gas in the presence of a catalyst. The hydroprocessing gas can be hydrogen, scrubbed fractionator gases, or hydrocarbon-enriched hydroprocessor off gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignees: Standard Oil Company, Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Earl D. York, David M. Johnson, Paul B. Miller