Patents Examined by Anthony McFarlane
  • Patent number: 5750461
    Abstract: An iodine adsorption agent is described, containing silver or a silver salt on a porous, temperature-resistant and acid-resistant organic carrier with an average pore diameter in the range from 6 to 200 nm. It has a pore diameter distribution in which 80% of the pore volume is contained in pores whose diameters lie within the range of .+-.50% about the average pore diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventors: Thomas Engelhardt, Reinhard Hahn
  • Patent number: 5627151
    Abstract: There are described the use of copolymers obtainable by free-radically initiated copolymerization of monomer mixtures comprising(a) 60-99% by weight of 1-vinylpyrrolidone, 1-vinylimidazole or mixtures thereof,(b) 1-40% by weight of nitrogen-containing, basic ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the form of the free bases, in the form of salts or in quaternized form, and optionally(c) up to 20% by weight of other monoethylenically unsaturated monomers,as detergent additives for inhibiting dye transfer during the wash, detergents which contain such polymers, and polymers which are obtainable by free-radically initiated polymerization of(a) 1-vinylpyrrolidone, 1-vinylimidazole, 1-vinylimidazolium compounds, or mixtures thereof, and optionally(b) other nitrogen-containing, basic ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the form of the free bases, in the form of the salts or in quaternized form, and/or(c) other monoethylenically unsaturated monomers,in an aqueous medium in the presence of water-soluble proteins and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Detering, Christian Schade, Wolfgang Trieselt, Juergen Tropsch
  • Patent number: 5606512
    Abstract: Chelants represented by Formula 1b: ##STR1## are determined to be biodegradable when Distance A is from about 3.8.times.10.sup.-10 to about 4.6.times.10.sup.-10 m, Distance B is from about 5.1.times.10.sup.-10 to about 5.9.times.10.sup.-10 m, and Distance C is from about 4.3 to about 6.7.times.10.sup.-10 m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Alan D. Strickland
  • Patent number: 5603821
    Abstract: A crystalline low-aluminum boron beta zeolite is prepared using a diquaternary ion as a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Chevron Research Company
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Jossens, Donald S. Santilli, James N. Ziemer
  • Patent number: 5600053
    Abstract: A reactor arrangement and process for indirectly contacting a reactant stream with a heat exchange stream uses an arrangement of corrugated heat exchange plates to control temperature conditions by varying the number and/or the arrangement of the corrugations along the plates. The reactor arrangement and process of this invention may be used to operate a reactor under isothermal or other controlled temperature conditions. The variation in corrugation arrangements within a single heat exchange section is highly useful in maintaining a desired temperature profile in an arrangement having a cross-flow of heat exchange medium relative to reactants. The corrugations arrangement eliminates or minimizes the typical step-wise approach to isothermal conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Christine J. B. Girod, William W. Levy, Peter R. Pujado, Jacques J. L. Romatier, Dominique J. J. M. Sabin, Paul A. Sechrist
  • Patent number: 5599763
    Abstract: An absorbent material produced by mixing 100 parts by weight of an absorbent polymer with 1 to 80 parts by weight of synthetic pulp in the presence of 1 to 40 parts by weight of water, an absorbent body produced by mixing 100 parts by weight of an absorbent polymer with 1 to 80 parts by weight of synthetic pulp in the presence of 1 to 40 parts by weight of water, dry mixing the resultant mixture with 10 to 1,000 parts by weight hydrophilic fibers based on 100 parts by weight of said absorbent polymer, pneumatically molding the resultant mixture in the form of web, and thermally compressing the resultant web to a density in the range of from 0.1 to 1.0 g/cm.sup.3, and a method for production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Harada, Kazumasa Kimura, Tadao Shimomura
  • Patent number: 5595860
    Abstract: A process for processing a silver halide color photographic material, which comprises developing in a color developer substantially free of sulfite ion and containing an aromatic primary amine color developing agent and at least one phosphorus compound selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by formula (I), formula (I-a) and formula (I-b) and internal salts thereof: ##STR1## wherein R, R' and R" each represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group or an aryl group; A represents a divalent or trivalent linking group; M, M' and M" each represents a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal atom, an alkaline earth metal atom, an ammonium or a quaternary ammonium; and m represents 2 when M, M' or M" is monovalent and m is 1 when M, M' and M" is divalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takatoshi Ishikawa, Masakazu Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 5595648
    Abstract: Acidic halides, especially chlorides, are removed from dry liquid hydrocarbon streams such as catalytic reformate by contact with large particles of low surface area solid caustic such as a bed of NaOH pellets. Effective neutralization is achieved in a bed which is essentially free of any aqueous phase. Salt formed by the neutralization reaction deposit as solids on the surface of the solid caustic. A process for producing a low chloride, dry reformate product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Tsoung Y. Yan
  • Patent number: 5593503
    Abstract: A resistant granular starch with high dietary fiber content and the method of preparing this product wherein a high amylose starch having at least 40% by weight amylose content and a water content of 10 to 80% by weight is heated to a temperature of from about to C. to provide a granular starch which retains its granular structure and has a total dietary fiber content of at least 12%. Food products containing this resistant granular starch are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Yong-Cheng Shi, Peter T. Trzasko
  • Patent number: 5591567
    Abstract: A method of processing a photographic light-sensitive material comprising a backing layer on a support opposite an emulsion layer comprises the steps of exposing the material, developing the exposed material with developer, the developer being replenished with developer replenisher in an amount of not more than 200 ml per m.sup.2 of the material, and fixing the developed material,wherein the backing layer contains in an amount of 5 to 200 mg/m.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Komatsu, Shoji Nishio
  • Patent number: 5591326
    Abstract: A catalytic desalting process for processing whole crude oils. The desalting process uses an M41S catalyst to remove salts from the whole crude. Solids may also be removed from the whole crude using a porous material having a pore size greater than about 10 microns. The catalytic desalting process does not generate waste water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Stuart S. Shih
  • Patent number: 5589601
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for dimerization, co-dimerization and oligomerization of olefins, in particular .alpha.-olefins, with a catalytic composition resulting from a mixing at least one tungsten oxyhalide, at least one aryl isocyanate of diisocyanate, and at least one alkylaluminum halide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Institut Francais du Petrole
    Inventors: Yves Chauvin, H el ene Olivier
  • Patent number: 5584985
    Abstract: In this invention a cyclonic separation method and apparatus discharges particulate solids and gaseous fluids into a separation vessel from a discharge opening of a central conduit and withdraws separated gaseous fluids from the separation vessel that contacts the catalyst in the separation vessel with redistributed gases from outside the separation vessel. The invention increases the effective utilization of available stripping medium in an FCC process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventor: David A. Lomas
  • Patent number: 5585317
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spherical solid components of catalysts for the polymerization of olefins comprising, supported on a magnesium dihalide in active form, a titanium compound containing at least one Ti-halogen bond and one OR group, said OR group being bonded to Ti in an amount such that the OR/Ti molar ratio is greater than or equal to 0.5; optionally the component also comprises an electron donor compound. The spherical solid components of the invention are characterized by having a porosity comprised between 0.35 and 0.7 cm.sup.3 /g and by a pore size distribution such that at least 50% of the porosity is due to pores having an average radius greater than 800 .ANG..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Montell Technology Company bv
    Inventors: Mario Sacchetti, Gianni Pennini, Illaro Cuffiani
  • Patent number: 5585319
    Abstract: A process for preparing an oil sorbent excellent in oil sorptivity and water repellency and a device preparing the same are disclosed. The process for preparing an oil sorbent comprises mechanically fibrillating, or shredding and grinding lignocellulose material while substantially maintaining cell structure; and heating the resultant at a temperature of 250 to C. or 350 to C. for a predetermined period of time; followed by predetermined cooling to form an oil sorbent. The device for continuously preparing an oil sorbent having such a basic structure that three pipes with a "ellipse-shaped" cross-section each of which includes therein a screw type transferring means are arranged on top of one another, and the heating and the cooling are effected externally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Hokkaido
    Inventors: Masaru Saitoh, Katsuo Umehara, Nobuya Minemura, Fumito Nakamura, Yukihiro Kato, Hiromu Endoh
  • Patent number: 5582711
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalytic cracking process which includes more than one catalytic cracking reaction step. The process integrates a hydroprocessing step between the catalytic cracking reaction steps in order to maximize olefins production, distillate quality and octane level of the overall cracked product. Preferably, the hydroprocessing step is included between the reaction stages, and a portion of the hydroprocessed products, i.e., a naphtha and mid distillate fraction, is combined with cracked product for further separation and hydroprocessing. It is also preferred that the first catalytic cracking reaction step be a short contact time reaction step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Edward S. Ellis, Ramesh Gupta, Martin G. Bienstock
  • Patent number: 5583083
    Abstract: A procatalyst composition which is suitable for the homo- and copolymerization of alpha olefins together with an organometallic cocatalyst compound and which is prepared by treating an inorganic carrier with a component system containing a complex of a magnesium halide and a tetraalkyl titanate, and a chlorinating compound which does not contain a transition metal compound. In order to raise the Mg:Ti ratio, the component system additionally contains an organomagnesium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Neste Oy
    Inventors: Sirpa Ala-Huikku, Marjaana Lommi
  • Patent number: 5582713
    Abstract: A synthetic zeolite, designated zeolite GZS-11, is made having a molar composition expressed by the formula:[x M.sub.2/n O+(1.0.+-.0.2-x)R.sub.2/n O]:Y.sub.2 O.sub.3 :y XO.sub.2 :wH.sub.2 Owhere M is an inorganic cation of valance n, R is an organic cation of valence n, "x" has a value of less than 1.0, Y is one or more of+3 valence elements, such as aluminum, boron, gallium, iron, chromium, vanadium, molybdenum, or manganese, X is one or more of+4 valence elements, such as silicon, germanium, or titanium, "y" has a value of between 6 to 25, "w" has a value of up to 4 depending upon the degree of hydration of the zeolite, and having an X-ray diffraction pattern of the assynthesized zeolite substantially as in Table 1. The method for making the low ratio of XO.sub.2 /Y.sub.2 O.sub.3 such as SiO.sub.2 /Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 is achieved by adjusting the synthesis mixture composition during the aging stage through the addition of one or more of the solutions containing the reactive sources of zeolitic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Jianxin Wu, Robert R. Gatte, Terry G. Roberie
  • Patent number: 5580390
    Abstract: A microcrystalline starch composition is prepared by disintegration of microporous starch granules produced by partial hydrolysis of granular starch. The composition finds use particularly as a fat substitute in reduced calorie foods. The starch composition is optionally treated with starch reactive cross-linking agents and/or other surface modifying agents to optimize its rheological properties and the organoleptic qualities of processed foods containing the microcrystalline starch composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: Roy L. Whistler
  • Patent number: 5578543
    Abstract: This invention concerns composite materials comprising a plurality of carbon fibrils in a matrix wherein the carbon fibrils are each characterized by a substantially constant diameter between about 3.5 to 70 nanometers and are substantially free of pyrolytically deposited thermal carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Hyperion Catalysis Int'l, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard G. Tennent, James J. Barber, Robert Hoch