Patents Assigned to Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
  • Patent number: 4584089
    Abstract: The catalyst comprises a physical particle-form mixture of a Component A and a Component B, said Component A comprising at least one Group VIII noble metal, preferably platinum, deposed on a solid catalyst support material providing acidic catalytic sites, said Component B consisting essentially of a crystalline borosilicate molecular sieve, and said catalyst having been prepared by thoroughly and intimately blending finely-divided particles of said Components A and B to provide a thoroughly-blended composite.The catalyst can be employed suitably in hydrocarbon conversion processes. In particular, the catalyst can be employed in a process for the reforming of a hydrocarbon stream. More particularly, the catalyst can be used as the second catalyst in a two-catalyst reforming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Eugene E. Unmuth, Louis C. Gutberlet
  • Patent number: 4584088
    Abstract: A method for producing a kerogen concentrate from oil shale comprises treating shale with a first aqueous caustic treating solution to produce a shale product of substantially transformed mineral content, and then treating the shale product with an aqueous acid solution to produce a first kerogen concentrate. The acid solution extracts minerals from the shale product to make a low ash content first kerogen concentrate. A spent acid solution containing the extracted minerals can be treated to recover minerals therefrom. The first kerogen concentrate is then treated with a second aqueous caustic treating solution to produce a second kerogen concentrate of lower ash content. The first and second aqueous caustic treating solutions are preferably the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: John D. McCollum, William F. Wolff
  • Patent number: 4582542
    Abstract: Thin films of cuprous oxide on thin copper foil, when heat treated in an inert atmosphere and quenched, not only exhibit a 10- to 100-fold increase in photovoltaic effects, but also provide ohmic copper-cuprous oxide contacts when selected portions of the oxide film are first subjected to reducing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: R. Gilbert Kaufman
  • Patent number: 4582925
    Abstract: 2,2',6,6'-Tetramethyl-4,4'-dicarboxylic acid is prepared by the oxidation of bimesityl and derivatives of the dicarboxylic acid are used in the preparation of polyesters of high molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: John A. Donohue
  • Patent number: 4581867
    Abstract: Specially configured refractory anchors are provided to minimize erosion and increase the useful life of refractory linings in reactors and other vessels. The refractory anchors have a frustroconical base and an overhead crossbar with an intermediate portion and opposite ends. At least one of the opposite ends has an arcuate portion to provide a curved baffle to arcuately deflect and block gases flowing along the refractory lining adjacent to the refractory anchors. Desirably, the crossbar provides an erosion resistant barrier to help protect the structural integrity of the refractory linings. The base extends downwardly from the crossbar and reinforces the refractory lining. The flared sides of the base diverge towards the opposite ends of the crossbar at obtuse angles of inclination to provide pockets for receiving and holding the refractory lining. In one embodient, the refractory anchor has an S-shaped crossbar with reverse bent opposite ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: Michael S. Crowley
  • Patent number: 4581342
    Abstract: A solid-hydrocarbon insoluble, alpha-olefin polymerization catalyst component with superior activity, stereospecificity and morphology characteristics, comprises the product formed by (a) complexing a magnesium alkyl composition with an ortho disubstituted hindered aromatic acid ester; (b) reacting the resulting complex with a compatible precipitation agent to form a solid component; and (c) reacting the resulting solid with a titanium(IV) compound and an electron donor compound in a suitable diluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Bryce V. Johnson, Nicholas M. Karayannis, Charles R. Hoppin, Linda Ornellas
  • Patent number: 4581264
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of extruded articles by extruding polyamide-imide polymers and copolymers through melt flow channels and extrusion dies at ever increasing shear rates ranging from 0.1 sec.sup.-1 to about 2000 sec.sup.-1. The extruder barrel and melt flow channel temperatures range from about 480.degree. to about 600.degree. F. and the extrusion die temperatures range from about 575.degree. to about 680.degree. F. Also, the addition of polyetherimides and polysulfones is disclosed. Thin films, thin sheets and hollow tubes are disclosed. All these articles are useful in engineering applications requiring high temperature resistant plastics. Useful applications include use in the aerospace and automobile industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Donald B. Emery, Brian C. Connolly
  • Patent number: 4579275
    Abstract: Increasing the wall strength of a cup having a closed cell foam wall and a solid plastic coating on at least the outer surface thereof by contacting said surface of the cup with a heated mandrel. Apparatus is also shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: Paul L. Peelman, Daniel J. Schneider
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 4560469
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an improved process for catalytically dewaxing and thereby reducing the pour point of hydrocarbon feedstock by contacting the feedstock and hydrogen with a catalyst. Specifically, the catalytic dewaxing process of the present invention 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 a hydrogenation component consisting essentially of nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: P. Donald Hopkins, Thomas D. Nevitt, Eugene E. Unmuth
  • 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.