Patents Examined by Cephia D. Toomer
  • Patent number: 10723967
    Abstract: Systems for producing fuel compositions with predetermined desirable properties are disclosed. Feedback control can be employed to meter precise amounts of fuel composition components while monitoring fuel composition properties to obtain fuel compositions having specifically defined properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory Turocy
  • Patent number: 10723955
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a fuel composition for diesel engines. The fuel composition comprises 0.1-99% by weight of a component or a mixture of components produced from biological raw material originating from plants and/or animals and/or fish. The fuel composition comprises 0-20% of components containing oxygen. Both components are mixed with diesel components based on crude oil and/or fractions from Fischer-Tropsch process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Neste OYJ
    Inventors: Juha Jakkula, Pekka Aalto, Vesa Niemi, Ulla Kiiski, Jouko Nikkonen, Seppo Mikkonen, Outi Piirainen
  • Patent number: 10718086
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement for an article including a carrier that includes: (i) a mass of polymeric material having an outer surface; and (is) at least one consolidated fibrous insert having an outer surface and including at least one elongated fiber arrangement having a plurality of ordered fibers arranged in a predetermined manner. The fibrous insert is envisioned to adjoin the mass of the polymeric material in a predetermined location for carrying a predetermined load that is subjected upon the predetermined location (thereby effectively providing localized reinforcement to that predetermined location). The fibrous insert and the mass of polymeric material are of compatible materials, structures or both, for allowing the fibrous insert to be at least partially joined to the mass of the polymeric material. Disposed upon at least a portion of the carrier will be a mass of activatable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Braymand, Eric Chopin, Henry E. Richardson
  • Patent number: 10717351
    Abstract: This provides a system and method for constructing and employing a wire carrier for use in reinforcing the attachment channel of weather seals that includes an expansion and compression resisting element located along at least one bending axis of the carrier when it is folded and molded into the attachment channel of the weather seal. The resisting element can be combined with warp yarns that allow limited expansion and compression along other axes, but in combination with the element prevent collapse of the seal that results in and uneven surface and/or visible kinks. The resisting element can comprise at least one undulating (sinusoidal) wire that is attached (e.g. by welding, soldering, etc.) to the individual crossing carrier wires. Alternatively, the resisting element can comprise another type of structure, such as a thin metal or polymer strip. Likewise, the undulating wire(s) can be constructed from a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hope Global, division of NFA Corp.
    Inventors: Roland L. A. Paris, Ildeberto Rosa, Jesus Aguilar
  • Patent number: 10704003
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oil-in-water emulsion comprising an oil phase and an aqueous phase, and a primary surfactant, wherein the oil phase is dispersed in the aqueous phase, and wherein the oil-in-water emulsion has: an average droplet size distribution (D[4,3]) in the range of from 3 to 15 um and less than 3 wt % of the droplets have a particle size of greater than 125 um; a viscosity of greater than 100 and up to 700 mPas at 50° C.+?10% and 20 s?1+?10%; and a static stability of less than 5% residue after centrifugation at 50° C.+?10% and 2000 g=10% for 30 minutes+?10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: QUADRISE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, NOURYON CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Simon Craige, Jason Victor Miles, Dennis Selse, Joakim Krigsman
  • Patent number: 10687541
    Abstract: Coconut oil, coconut oil blends that are high in MCTs such as LouAna® liquid coconut oil, pure MCT oils, and Omega-3 oils may be emulsified to create an emulsified oil or blend that may take the form of a creamy shot or a cream substitute. These oils and/or blends may be emulsified using an emulsifier that may be selected from the following: sunflower lecithin, sodium stearoyl lactylate (SSL), or a combination of sunflower lecithin and SSL. By emulsifying these oils/oil blends, a good tasting creamy shot or a cream substitute can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Jesse Windrix
  • Patent number: 10689801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substrates comprising a coating on the surface thereof containing colorant complexes made from specific anionic dyes complexed with cationic compounds, such as substrates having a coating thereon intended to mimic the look and feel of leather. The inventive colored coatings have superior compatibility, transparency, solvent fastness, non-migration and water fastness properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Millikan & Company
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Michael Hong, Chunping Xie, Brian Sun, Mary E. Mason, Sanjeev K. Dey
  • Patent number: 10683457
    Abstract: A free-standing solid composite intumescent structure has at least one bendable metal mesh, preferably at least two, secured on or in a bendable intumescent sheet material. The structure is bendable by a bending force into a shape at a temperature above ?10° C. while retaining the bended shape when the bending force is removed. The intumescent sheet material has 10 wt % or more, based on total weight of the sheet material, of a polymeric resin; inorganic filler; and, an intumescent component. Fire protection barriers can be made from the free-standing solid composite intumescent structure, which can be used in fire protection systems where the fire protection barrier is installed on a substrate, for example steel building elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jiangdong Tong, Hui Zhu, David E Livingstone
  • Patent number: 10669495
    Abstract: Systems and methods of producing a solid fuel composition are disclosed. In particular, systems and methods for producing a solid fuel composition by heating and mixing a solid waste mixture to a maximum temperature sufficient to melt the mixed plastics within the solid waste mixture is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Ecogensus LLC
    Inventor: Bjornulf White
  • Patent number: 10662387
    Abstract: An additive used in the production of wood pellets to increase throughput. The additive may be applied as a booster to wood prior to forming the wood into pellets. The booster may comprise 30% to 100% tall oil pitch and 70% to 0% tall oil head and may be applied at a rate of 0.01 to 2 wt. % of the wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ARR-MAZ PRODUCTS, L.P.
    Inventors: Frank Bor-Her Chen, Nabil Naouli, Paul A. Williams, John Suldickas
  • Patent number: 10662391
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a lubricating oil composition for improving corrosion resistance and maintaining TBN in an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventor: Kevin David Carabell
  • Patent number: 10662389
    Abstract: A lithium-based thickener is contained in an amount of 6 to 14 wt % based on a total weight of a grease composition. The amount of the lithium-based thickener contained in the grease composition can be reduced by about half compared to a conventional thickener, thus effectively increasing viscosity of base oil and reducing fluidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jae Hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10645963
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flavor extract of low-temperature-pressed peanut cake which is extracted from low-temperature-pressed peanut cake. In the flavor extract, the content of pyrazines flavor substances is not less than 55%, and the content of the aldehydes substances is not more than 15%. The present invention also provides a method for improving the flavor of peanut oil by using the flavor extract of the low-temperature-pressed peanut cake. The flavor extract extracted from peanut cake according to the present invention, which contains 55% or more pyrazines flavor substances, can not only improve the flavor of low-temperature-pressed peanut oil significantly, but also retain the original quality and color of the low-temperature-pressed peanut oil when it is added to low-temperature-pressed peanut oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Institute for Application of Atomic Energy, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
    Inventors: Qiang Wang, Hui Hu, Yunhua Liu, Lei Deng, Aimin Shi, Hongzhi Liu, Li Liu
  • Patent number: 10645957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for providing oil-filler compounds (OFC) compositions with enhanced taste and/or aromas. In particular the present invention relates to beverages containing micronized OFC particles. The present invention relates to the use of OFC in creamers, beverage powders, ready-to-drink liquid beverage preparations, or beverage capsules suitable for the production of a beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Martin Leser, Christoph Reh, Stephan Palzer, Lennart Fries, Gerhand Niederreiter, Cecile Gehin-Delval, Christine Haider
  • Patent number: 10647936
    Abstract: A method for improving filterability, while maintaining or improving antifoaming performance, of a lubricating oil in an engine or other mechanical component lubricated with the lubricating oil by using as the lubricating oil a formulated oil. A method for improving antifoaming performance, while maintaining or improving filterability, of a lubricating oil in an engine or other mechanical component lubricated with the lubricating oil by using as the lubricating oil a formulated oil. The formulated oil has a composition including a lubricating oil base stock as a major component, and at least one antifoam agent, as a minor component. A lubricating oil having a composition including a lubricating oil base stock as a major component, and at least one antifoam agent, as a minor component. The antifoam agent is a silicone composition having a highly branched functionalized silicone backbone. The lubricating oils are useful as automotive gear lubricating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Blumenfeld, Angela S. Galiano-Roth, Wenning W. Han
  • Patent number: 10640724
    Abstract: An additive package is disclosed for preparing an automotive crankcase lubricating oil composition for an internal combustion engine. The additive package is made by admixing: (i) 50 mass % or less of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (ii) 50 mass % or less of at least one overbased metal detergent, preferably at least one overbased metal hydroxybenzoate detergent; (iii) 50 mass % or less of an oil-soluble block or graft co-polymer of at least one polymeric block A which is derived from a hydroxycarboxylic acid and at least one polyalkylene block B which is a residue of a polyalkylene glycol, and (iv) optionally, at least one further additive selected from a dispersant, an antioxidant and/or an antiwear agent. The additive package includes less than 2.00 mass % preferably less than 1.50 mass %, of a friction modifier which is a monoester of a C5 to C30 carboxylic acid and which is free of nitrogen. Component (ii) is preferably an overbased metal hydroxybenzoate detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INFINEUM INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Strong, Philip J. Woodward
  • Patent number: 10640719
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Patent number: 10641485
    Abstract: A fire starter includes a casing made from a first material a first material having a first time associated therewith that defines a length of time that the casing burns after being ignited. A second material disposed in the casing has a second time associated therewith that defines a length of time that the second material burns after being ignited. An igniter, disposed in the casing and adjacent to the second material, generates a first thermal event to ignite the second material wherein the second material combusts to define a second thermal event that ignites the first material. An actuator is coupled to the igniter and is positioned outside of the casing for activating the igniter to generate the first thermal event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Beyrodts Best LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Beyrodt
  • Patent number: 10633606
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to the introduction of a renewable fuel oil as a feedstock into refinery systems or field upgrading equipment. For example, the present application is directed to methods of introducing a liquid thermally produced from biomass into a petroleum conversion unit; for example, a refinery fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), a coker, a field upgrader system, a hydrocracker, and/or hydrotreating unit; for co-processing with petroleum fractions, petroleum fraction reactants, and/or petroleum fraction feedstocks and the products, e.g., fuels, and uses and value of the products resulting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Patent number: 10626289
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel flame retardant aqueous formulations comprising micronized particles of brominated epoxy polymers having a predetermined molecular weight, their use as flame retardant coating of wood-based substrates, their preparation and flame-retarded wood-based substrates prepared by using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BROMINE COMPOUNDS LTD.
    Inventors: Meyrav Abecassis Wolfovich, Smadar Swissa, Jakub Lison, Ella Rapaport