Patents Assigned to Gulf Oil Corporation
  • Patent number: 4292069
    Abstract: A method of regulating the growth of plants, including combating unwanted vegetation, comprises applying to the plants, either on seed, the soil or directly on the plants an effective amount of a novel compound of the class having the general structural formula ##STR1## in which one of Q.sub.1, Q.sub.2, Q.sub.3 or Q.sub.4 is N, X is --OH or --O--(C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkyl) and Y is H or X and Y together represent a bond between carbon and nitrogen atoms and R is H or one or two of the following substituents: --Br, --Cl, --F, --I, --CF.sub.3, --CH.sub.3, --NO.sub.2 or --C.tbd.N, or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry L. Rutter, Charles G. Gibbs, Loren W. Hedrich
  • Patent number: 4289669
    Abstract: Alkali-soluble hot melt adhesive compositions are provided which contain (a) about 10-40 weight % of an alkenyl succinic anhydride, (b) a carboxyl group containing ethylene copolymer, and (c) about 10-50 weight % of rosin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Pallavoor R. Lakshmanan
  • Patent number: 4289863
    Abstract: Novel catalysts are provided for the polymerization of olefins such as ethylene. The catalysts consist essentially of a chromium compound supported upon an inorganic carrier containing aluminum and phosphorus moieties, at least a portion of the chromium having a valence of less than 6. The inorganic carrier is an amorphous precipitate of aluminum phosphate or an amorphous precipitate containing aluminum and phosphorus moieties in an atomic ratio in the range of about 5:1 to 1:1. The catalysts are particularly useful for polymerizing ethylene in a Particle Form Process in that the catalyst has essentially no polymerization induction period and provides ethylene polymers having a desirably broad molecular weight distribution and a desirably high melt flow shear ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Hill, William L. Kehl, Thomas J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 4289527
    Abstract: A novel class of compounds which are useful as plant growth regulators is disclosed, having the general structural formula: ##STR1## R.sup.1 is C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl, nitro or halo and n is zero or an integer from 1 to 4R.sup.2 is hydrogen, C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl, allyl or benzyl; n' is zero, 1 or 2 and Ar is naphthyl, phenoxybenzyl, phenyl or phenyl bearing thereon from one to three of the substituents: cyano, phenoxy, nitro, bromo, chloro, fluoro and C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, carbalkoxy or alkyl-substituted amino.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Loren W. Hedrich
  • Patent number: 4288572
    Abstract: A compatible blend of polymers is disclosed and consists essentially of 100 parts by weight of an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer and about 0.2 to 3 parts by weight of either poly(ethylene adipate) or poly(trimethylene adipate). The polymer blends have a lower sealing temperature than the ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Khalid A. Karim, James H. Rea
  • Patent number: 4288573
    Abstract: A compatible blend of polymers is disclosed and consists essentially of 100 parts by weight of a low density ethylene polymer and about 0.2 to 3 parts by weight of either poly(ethylene adipate) or poly(trimethylene adipate). The polymer blends have a lower sealing temperature than the low density ethylene polymer contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Khalid A. Karim, James H. Rea
  • Patent number: 4283551
    Abstract: A group of heat curable resins are provided which have good physical properties, which properties are retained to a surprising degree after prolonged exposure to temperatures as high as 300.degree. C. The products are acetylene end-capped polyesters prepared by reacting a hydroxyphenylacetylene with a diacid chloride of an aromatic dibasic acid such as 4,4'-benzophenone dicarboxylic acid dichloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Wai Y. Chow, Daniel J. Hurley, James H. Rea, S. Paul Thackaberry
  • Patent number: 4282031
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a class of novel 1-benzoyl-3-thiosemicarbazides which are useful as plant growth regulants. The present invention is also directed to methods and formulations for plant growth regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry L. Rutter, James L. Ahle
  • Patent number: 4281152
    Abstract: Acrylate monomers useful as a component of U.V. curable resin compositions and anaerobic adhesive compositions are provided and have the structure: ##STR1## where R.sub.a is an alkyl group containing up to about 18 carbon atoms, or an alkoxy ether moiety having the structure: ##STR2## where R.sub.c is an alkyl group containing up to about 18 carbon atoms, R.sub.c is hydrogen or a methyl group, and n is zero or a small integer, and R.sub.b has the structure: ##STR3## or ##STR4## where R.sub.e is hydrogen or an alkyl group and n' is a small integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas F. Huemmer, Pallavoor R. Lakshmanan
  • Patent number: 4280831
    Abstract: The novel compound having the structural formula ##STR1## is disclosed, as well as its use by pre-emergent application to control noxious grasses and some broadleaf weeds in cool season crops such as rape, sugar beets and flax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Natu R. Patel
  • Patent number: 4281007
    Abstract: Dimethylcarbamyltriazole insecticides of the type disclosed in U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,054,664 and 4,066,774 are stabilized against decarbamylation in the presence of clay minerals, either in the soil or in pesticide formulations by incorporating with the dimethylcarbamyltriazole at least one part by weight of nonionic aliphatic polyol per 10 parts of insecticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Gayle E. Back
  • Patent number: 4279636
    Abstract: New compounds which are herbicide antagonists that are useful for protection of plants from various herbicides are members of the group having the general structural formulas: ##STR1## in which R is hydrogen or C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl, branched or straight chain, R.sup.1 is C.sub.1 to C.sub.3 alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl, branched or straight chain, with the total number of carbon atoms in R and R.sup.1 being less than six, preferably less than four, on compounds with both R and R.sup.1 substituents. The novel plant protection agents may be applied both to seeds and to the soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Otto L. Hoffmann, Joel L. Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 4278510
    Abstract: Propylene polymer compositions that are easily plated with metals to provide strongly adherent coatings are provided. Typically, such compositions consist essentially of:a. 100 parts by weight of a propylene polymer,b. 20-150 parts by weight of an electrically conductive carbon black,c. 0.2-2.5 parts by weight of sulfur andd. 0.5-10 parts by weight of a maleic anhydride-modified propylene polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: James C. W. Chien, Steven K. Evnochides, Joseph A. Howlett
  • Patent number: 4276111
    Abstract: A polymer composition is disclosed and consists essentially of 100 parts by weight of an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer and about 1 to 15 parts by weight of an ester formed from a rosin acid and ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, or glycerine. The polymer compositions have a lower heat sealing temperature than the ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Khalid A. Karim, James H. Rea
  • Patent number: 4274917
    Abstract: Paper having improved properties, particularly tear strength, is prepared from a furnish containing at least 90 weight % of cellulose fibers and up to 10 weight % of olefin polymer fibrils. The fibrils are prepared by a differential temperature process of the type described in U.S. Pat. No. 4,013,751, are refined in isopropanol, and are treated with an aqueous solution of polyvinyl alcohol to sorb at least 1.0 weight % of polyvinyl alcohol on the fibrils. The fibrils are prepared from an olefin polymer having a weight average molecular weight of at least one (1) million.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Clarence R. Murphy, S. Paul Thackabeery, Robert E. Boehme, deceased, by Helen J. Boehme, sole beneficiary
  • Patent number: 4273574
    Abstract: A novel compound having the structural formula ##STR1## is disclosed, which is particularly useful as a post-emergent herbicide for combating unwanted vegetation in the presence of peanuts, rice and grain sorghum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Joel L. Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 4273893
    Abstract: Compatible ternary polymer blends are disclosed which consist essentially of a low density ethylene polymer, an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer, and an amorphous isobutylene polymer. The compositions seal well at temperatures below those required for heat sealing ethylene polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Khalid A. Karim, James H. Rea
  • Patent number: 4272279
    Abstract: New compounds of the general structural formula ##STR1## are disclosed, in which Q is one of the following: ##STR2## R is methyl or ethyl, R.sup.1 is H or lower alkyl, R.sup.2 is lower alkyl and Y represents substituents, alike or unlike, selected from the following group: lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, lower alkylthio, bromo, chloro, fluoro, cyano, trifluoromethyl and 1-methylene and n=0 to 3, which are useful as plant growth regulators, both in the basic form illustrated above and also as the hydrohalide salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Joel L. Kirkpatrick, Natu R. Patel
  • Patent number: 4272284
    Abstract: A novel class of compounds which are useful as plant growth regulators has the general structural formula ##STR1## in which R is H or CH.sub.3, R' is halogen, trifluoromethyl, cyano or C.sub.1 to C.sub.3 alkyl or alkoxy and n is zero or an integer from 1 to 2.The compounds are synthesized by reacting a compound of the formula ##STR2## with an isocyanate of the formula ##STR3## under basic conditions in a non-reactive, polar organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Charles G. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 4272280
    Abstract: A novel class of compounds which are useful as plant growth regulators is disclosed, having the general structural formula: ##STR1## R' is; C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl, nitro or halo and n is zero or an integer from 1 to 4, R.sup.2 is; C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl, or phenyl and Ar is; phenyl or benzyl which may also have thereon a methylenedioxy group or from one to three of the substituents: cyano, phenoxy, nitro, fluoro, bromo, chloro, trifluoromethyl, C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxy or alkylthio and C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl-substituted amino.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Gulf Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Loren W. Hedrich