Patents Assigned to Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
  • Patent number: 11017483
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 10947474
    Abstract: Novel friction reducing additives provide friction modification at a lower effective concentration when added to a motor oil base. A friction reducing motor oil composition may include motor oil base and a friction reducing additive having the structure of the general formula (I): wherein: R1 is a straight or branched C5-C30 alkyl or alkenyl; R2 is H, or a straight or branched alkyl of C1-C10; R3 is H, or a straight or branched alkyl of C1-C10; P is 0 or C1; n is C1-C5; and m is C0-C5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Shibaji Kumar Ghosh, Jesse Dambacher
  • Publication number: 20210062116
    Abstract: A composition for use in cleaning metal components having Hansen Solubility Parameters for the composition of ?D?15, ?P<6, and ?H from about 5.5 to about 6.9. The composition includes a blend of organic solvents, none of which are classified as a volatile organic compound, a hazardous air pollutant, or a potential carcinogen, or exhibit a vapor pressure of less than 0.1 mmHg at 20° C. Further, the blend of organic solvents includes a halogenated aromatic solvent having one or more halide groups and from 6 to 8 carbon atoms, an organic solvent having one or more ester functional group and from 3 to 9 carbon atoms, and one or more of a linear or branched hydrocarbon solvent with 6-12 carbon atoms with a single polar moiety head group or a solvent containing one or more ketone functional groups and from 2 to 5 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Bonta
  • Patent number: 10934508
    Abstract: A cleaning composition is particularly suited for cleaning dirty intake valves. The cleaning composition includes a high solvency surfactant/solvent which has a Kb greater than 100 or polar Hansen solubility parameter greater than 6. The surfactant/solvent is combined with an organic carrier and a surfactant. A wetting agent may also be employed. The cleaning composition is added to the intake air as a mist as the engine is running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Hida Hasinovic, David E. Turcotte
  • Patent number: 10927321
    Abstract: A traction fluid comprising a blend of 2,3-dicyclohexyl-2,3-dimethylbutane (HAD) and 2,3-dicyclohexyl-2,3-dimethylbutane (iso-HAD) is found to have a lower viscosity at low temperatures when compared to a traction fluid having only HAD or only iso-HAD as a base fluid with no compromise to traction coefficient. The traction fluid may comprise additives. The traction fluid usually comprises HAD:isoHAD between about 8:1 to about 1:3. Further, the HAD:iso-HAD traction fluid blend is produced by a method of simultaneous co-production of hydrogenated HAD and hydrogenated iso-HAD from an alpha styrene dimer and an iso-HAD precursor with a yield of about 90% in a method that does not require a purification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Gefei Wu, Rajkumar Rajule, Ning Ren, Jesse Dambacher, Frances Lockwood
  • Patent number: 10894930
    Abstract: A traction fluid comprising a blend of 2,3-dicyclohexyl-2,3-dimethylbutane (HAD) and 2,3-dicyclohexyl-2,3-dimethylbutane (iso-HAD) is found to have a lower viscosity at low temperatures when compared to a traction fluid having only HAD or only iso-HAD as a base fluid with no compromise to traction coefficient. The traction fluid may comprise additives. The traction fluid usually comprises HAD:isoHAD between about 8:1 to about 1:3. Further, the HAD:iso-HAD traction fluid blend is produced by a method of simultaneous co-production of hydrogenated HAD and hydrogenated iso-HAD from an alpha styrene dimer and an iso-HAD precursor with a yield of about 90% in a method that does not require a purification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Gefei Wu, Rajkumar Rajule, Ning Ren, Jesse Dambacher, Frances Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20200347314
    Abstract: A traction fluid comprising a blend of 2,3-dicyclohexyl-2,3-dimethylbutane (HAD) and 2,3-dicyclohexyl-2,3-dimethylbutane (iso-HAD) is found to have a lower viscosity at low temperatures when compared to a traction fluid having only HAD or only iso-HAD as a base fluid with no compromise to traction coefficient. The traction fluid may comprise additives. The traction fluid usually comprises HAD:isoHAD between about 8:1 to about 1:3. Further, the HAD:iso-HAD traction fluid blend is produced by a method of simultaneous co-production of hydrogenated HAD and hydrogenated iso-HAD from an alpha styrene dimer and an iso-HAD precursor with a yield of about 90% in a method that does not require a purification step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Gefei Wu, Rajkumar Rajule, Ning Ren, Jesse Dambacher, Frances Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20200291322
    Abstract: A traction fluid comprising a blend of 2,3-dicyclohexyl-2,3-dimethylbutane (HAD) and 2,3-dicyclohexyl-2,3-dimethylbutane (iso-HAD) is found to have a lower viscosity at low temperatures when compared to a traction fluid having only HAD or only iso-HAD as a base fluid with no compromise to traction coefficient. The traction fluid may comprise additives. The traction fluid usually comprises HAD:isoHAD between about 8:1 to about 1:3. Further, the HAD:iso-HAD traction fluid blend is produced by a method of simultaneous co-production of hydrogenated HAD and hydrogenated iso-HAD from an alpha styrene dimer and an iso-HAD precursor with a yield of about 90% in a method that does not require a purification step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Gefei Wu, Rajkumar Rajule, Ning Ren, Jesse Dambacher, Frances Lockwood
  • Patent number: 10774287
    Abstract: Traction fluid additive combination that is usable with any traction fluids base stock is provided. To optimize the traction, low temperature viscosity and shear stability performance, a combination of a polyisobutene and a polymethacrylate may be added to a base oil to obtain a traction fluid with good low temperature viscosity without degrading the shear strength properties of the fluid. To minimize foaming of the traction fluid, a combination of one, two, or more anti-foaming agents may be added to the fluid in addition to a standard additive package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Gefei Wu, Ning Ren, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 10696610
    Abstract: A procedure for hydrogenation of alpha dimethyl styrene dimer that is scalable, economical, and safe is provided. These processes routinely provide greater than a 98% yield and require no purification step. The methods of producing hydrogenated alpha dimethyl styrene dimer comprising adding to a reactor under nitrogen a catalyst comprising Ru/C or Rh/C and an alpha dimethyl styrene dimer to form a catalyst and alpha dimethyl styrene dimer reaction mixture. The reaction mixture is then heated under pressure until hydrogenation of the alpha dimethyl styrene dimer is complete. To recover the hydrogenated alpha dimethyl styrene dimer, the reaction mixture is filtered through a celite bed under nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Rajkumar Rajule, Jesse Dambacher
  • Publication number: 20200202453
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Publication number: 20200196106
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 10623905
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles traveled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Publication number: 20200077231
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 10518947
    Abstract: A controlled pour bottle is disclosed which possesses a vent tube leading from the neck to an elevated shoulder. The vent tube inhibits the interruption of the flow of a poured fluid due to the ingestion of air back into the bottle by allowing the headspace to fill with air without ingesting air through the fluid flow as the bottle empties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing & Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kasper, Steven B. Ruble
  • Publication number: 20190299794
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking charge information of a vehicle. A sensor monitors one or more parameters of the vehicle over a period of time. A telematics device receives and processes the parameters to determine a vehicle telematics information. The telematics device transmits the vehicle telematics information to an entity device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: D863967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing & Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Steven Ruble, Joseph Kasper, Mark Borger, Michael J Kelly
  • Patent number: D882405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kasper, Steven B. Ruble
  • Patent number: D912527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Golinski, Matthew Erb, Steven Ruble
  • Patent number: D916599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Golinski, Matthew Erb, Steven Ruble