Patents Examined by Cephia D. Toomer
  • Patent number: 11518957
    Abstract: A magnetorheological fluid is provided having a reduced coefficient of friction and favorable settling characteristics. The fluid contains magnetically responsive particles, a carrier fluid, and an amine oleate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Faulk
  • Patent number: 11519559
    Abstract: Nanoparticles may be used in the formulation of long chain poly-alpha-olefins, commercially known as Drag Reducer Additives (“DRA”). These nanoparticles may be embedded in the original DRA formulation and/or added at some point in the pipeline application so they can then be used to destroy the DRA polymer by cleaving, interrupting, or restructuring the DRA or otherwise breaking its bonds or to agglomerate or coagulate the polymer so it can be removed mechanically or chemically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Hyatt
  • Patent number: 11505758
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of calcium complex and calcium sulfate complex lubricating grease compositions as lubricants for wire ropes. The invention further relates to a method for producing the wire ropes and to wire ropes provided with the lubricating grease composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Roman Müller, Stephan Müller
  • Patent number: 11499266
    Abstract: Disclosed is a grain-finished artificial leather including an artificial leather base material, and a grain layer stacked on the artificial leather base material. The artificial leather base material includes a fiber-entangled body including ultrafine fibers having an average fineness of 0.4 dtex or less, an elastic polymer, and fine particles having an average particle size of 10 ?m or less. The content ratio of the fine particles is 10 to 40 mass %, and the ratio of the elastic polymer to the total amount of the elastic polymer and the fine particles is 20 to 80 mass %. Also, a total of an apparent density of the elastic polymer and an apparent density of the fine particles is 0.23 to 0.55 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimio Nakayama, Hayaki Sato, Naoto Narumoto, Akihisa Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 11497199
    Abstract: An animal food composition comprising cannabis and two or more ingredients selected from the group consisting of insects, a fiber-starch material, a binding agent, a density improving textural supplement, and a moisture improving textural supplement is described. The animal food composition may include bacteria, fungi, water, fermentation waste, spent microorganisms, an alcohol production coproduct, scales of fish, soft tissues of fish, radulae of mollusks, taurine, a fatty acid, or meat. The composition includes inflammation reduction properties, cannabis volatile feedstock components and wherein the cannabis includes powdered cannabis, ground cannabis, or dried cannabis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: INSECTERGY, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Michael Leo
  • Patent number: 11491790
    Abstract: A liquid absorber includes a container and an absorbing unit. The container has an opening and collects a liquid. The absorbing unit is an assembly of porous absorbent blocks, each containing fibers and a polymeric absorbent, and is in the container with spaces between the porous absorbent blocks. Each of the porous absorbent blocks has a first component and a second component. The first component is porous and has a density of 0.05 [g/cm3] or more and 0.50 [g/cm3] or less. The second component has a higher polymeric absorbent content than the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Naotaka Higuchi, Shogo Nakada, Yoichi Miyasaka, Kaneo Yoda, Nobutaka Urano
  • Patent number: 11485921
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel composition based on a diesel fraction, having a sulphur content of less than 10 mg/kg with the boiling range of 180-360° C., characterized in that said fuel composition contains organic peroxides as ignition promoters, which are selected from the group: di-tert-butyl peroxide, 1,1-di-(tert-butylperoxy)cyclohexane, dicumyl peroxide, tert-butyl cumyl peroxide, isobutyl cumyl peroxide, n-butyl cumyl peroxide, isopropyl cumyl peroxide, ethyl cumyl peroxide and methyl cumyl peroxide, and contains an anti-wear additive based on carboxylic acids having the following ratio of components, wt %: 0.01-0.5 organic peroxide, 0.005-0.1 anti-wear additive, and up to 100 being the diesel fraction. The proposed diesel fuel composition allows producing diesel fuel which meets quality performance requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Andrey Viacheslavovich Aristov
  • Patent number: 11484885
    Abstract: The current invention concerns a method for producing an aqueous dispersion suitable for being used as a flame retardant additive to wood composite panels. At least one pH-regulator, at least one inorganic thickener, and optionally at least one smoke suppressing agent is added to a premix while maintaining the actuation of wet-milling systems until the dispersion is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Pieter Daeseleire, Herman Meynaerts
  • Patent number: 11485924
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for manufacturing and using diesel fuel components having a cetane number improver and a renewable fuel component manufactured by hydrotreating and isomerising renewable raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NESTE OYJ
    Inventors: Ulla Kiiski, Markku Kuronen, Jenni Nortio
  • Patent number: 11480336
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus for starting a fire, comprising a stack of combustible fuel elements (340,350,460,462,464) and a flammable ignition element (450) located in a combustible container (200) configured to provide at least one aperture (202) for igniting the flammable ignition element located therein. A kit of parts and a method of assembling the kit are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Oliver Justin Neal
  • Patent number: 11466401
    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: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: ZEPHYROS, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Braymand, Eric Chopin, Henry E. Richardson
  • Patent number: 11459531
    Abstract: Natural liquid potassium soap compositions and methods of manufacturing and using the same are provided with thickening by the addition of chloride salts, such as sodium chloride and potassium chloride. The natural liquid potassium soap compositions may contain one or more fatty acids with carbon length ranging from four (C4) to twenty-two (C22) or natural fatty acid mixtures with coconut oil, olive oil, tallow, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and/or tall oil fatty acids which are saponified with lye. The saponification lye is preferably potassium hydroxide. Preferred embodiments contain potassium salts of fatty acids comprising at least oleic acid (C18:1 cis-9), olive oils, coconut oils or mixtures thereof. The chloride salt is added in either solid or liquid form following saponification and neutralization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Vanguard Soap LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11459523
    Abstract: In an aspect, a method is disclosed that includes contacting a composition with an aqueous solution to yield a mixture, where the composition includes one or more of animal fats, animal oils, plant fats, plant oils, vegetable fats, vegetable oils, greases, and used cooking oil, about 5 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC
    Inventors: Ramin Abhari, Martin Haverly, Trevor Fisher
  • Patent number: 11447895
    Abstract: Provided are nylon fibers having fire-retardant agents dispersed therein and methods for manufacturing such fibers. The fire-retardant agents may comprise Tris(tribromophenyl) triazine and/or antimony trioxide. Fabrics made from such fibers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Brookwood Companies Incorporated
    Inventors: Amber Marie Brookman, David Alden Capwell, Jen-Yee Hsu
  • Patent number: 11447706
    Abstract: A process for reducing the environmental contaminants in a ISO8217 compliant Feedstock Heavy Marine Fuel Oil, the process involving: mixing a quantity of the Feedstock Heavy Marine Fuel Oil with a quantity of Activating Gas mixture to give a feedstock mixture; contacting the feedstock mixture with one or more catalysts to form a Process Mixture from the feedstock mixture; separating the Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil liquid components of the Process Mixture from the gaseous components and by-product hydrocarbon components of the Process Mixture and, discharging the Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil. The Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil is compliant with ISO 8217 for residual marine fuel oils and the Environmental Contaminants, which are selected from the group consisting of: a sulfur; vanadium, nickel, iron, aluminum and silicon and combinations thereof, have concentration less than 0.5 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Magēmā Technology LLC
    Inventors: Bertrand Ray Klussmann, Michael Joseph Moore
  • Patent number: 11441081
    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: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Ensyn Renewables, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry A. Freel, Robert G. Graham
  • Patent number: 11441091
    Abstract: A grease base oil, containing: condensation esters of alcohols (A) and carboxylic acids (B), wherein the alcohols (A) include a polyhydric alcohol represented by General Formula (1), the carboxylic acids (B) include a fatty acid having 5 to 9 carbon atoms (B-1), a branched fatty acid having 15 to 20 carbon atoms (B-2), a cycloalkane monocarboxylic acid having 4 to 8 carbon atoms (B-3), and an aromatic carboxylic acid (B-4), and the carboxylic acids (B) have a percentage of (B-1) above of 30 mol % to 50 mol %, a percentage of (B-2) above of 30 mol % to 50 mol %, a percentage of (B-3) above of 10 mol % to 30 mol %, and a percentage of (B-4) above of 1 mol % to 15 mol %. The grease base oil contains condensation esters having heat resistance and low temperature storageability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyazaki, Yuta Kanazawa, Tomonobu Komoriya, Hiroyuki Ishikawa, Yuta Sato
  • Patent number: 11441090
    Abstract: A process of making a fuel product from a non-combustible high protein organic material such as a biological by-product or waste material. The moisture content of the high protein organic material is mechanically reduced and dried to reduce the moisture content to less than ten percent (10%). The high protein organic material is pulverized to a particle size of less than about 2 mm. The high protein organic waste material is fed into a combustion chamber and separated during combustion such as by spraying of the high protein organic waste material within the combustion chamber. Temperature and nitrogenous hydrocarbon combustion reactions within the combustion chamber are also controlled by injection of steam within the combustion chamber. The concentration of protein thermal decomposition by-products, the temperature and/or pressure within the combustion chamber is also controlled to degrade hazardous polyfluoro compounds into less hazardous compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Akbev Group, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey L. Larson, Curtis Holmes, Brandon Michael Smith, David D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11434429
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods for improving mesophase pitch for carbon fiber production using supercritical carbon dioxide are described. The methods improve the relative amount and quality of mesophase pitch in feedstocks, such as coal tar, already having at least some mesophase pitch. One particular method includes performing a sCO2/toluene extraction on the coal tar to obtain a toluene insoluble fraction of the coal tar; mixing the toluene insoluble fraction with sCO2 to obtain a sCO2/toluene insoluble fraction mixture; and extruding the sCO2/toluene insoluble fraction mixture, thereby separating the sCO2 from the toluene insoluble fraction to obtain fibers of mesophase pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Goodrich, Pyoungchung Kim, Matthew Targett, Joshua C. Walter
  • Patent number: 11419346
    Abstract: Process to manufacture edible aerated water-in-oil emulsion comprising: from 0.5 to 50 wt. % of micronized fat powder comprising hardstock fat; from 10 to 85 wt. % of liquid oil; from 10 to 85 wt. % of water-phase; from 2 to 100 vol. % of gas-phase; wherein the gas has an average solubility in water at 20 degrees Celsius and at 1 bar of pressure of at most 0.75 gram gas per kg water; and wherein the gas has an average solubility in sunflower oil at 20 degrees Celsius and at 1 bar of pressure of at most 0.75 gram gas per kg oil; comprising the step of: mixing the fat powder, the liquid oil, the water-phase and the gas-phase to provide the edible aerated water-in-oil emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: UPFIELD EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Renate Gemma Jacobine Maria Jacobs, Sergey Michailovich Melnikov, Theodorus Stam