Patents Examined by Cephia D. Toomer
  • Patent number: 11118084
    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: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BROMINE COMPOUNDS LTD.
    Inventors: Meyrav Abecassis Wolfovich, Smadar Swissa, Jakub Lison, Ella Rapaport
  • Patent number: 11118134
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a triglyceride oil possessing an extremely low cloud point and low viscosity concomitant with a higher than anticipated saturated fatty acid content, very low polyunsaturated fatty acid content, and low iodine value. While many naturally occurring triglyceride oils possess one or more of these properties, natural triglyceride oils lack one or more of these attributes, thus making them less than ideal in industrial applications, such as lubricants, fuels, or dielectric fluids. The combination of attributes possessed by a triglyceride oil described herein, achieved without the addition of any additives, is unique compared with natural counterparts and as such, can find wide applications in the aforementioned fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Checkerspot, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Franklin
  • Patent number: 11089803
    Abstract: Granular food composition comprising: Fat, Starch; wherein the food composition comprises gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Kai Jürgen Ewald, Christian Hugo Grün, Holger Julius Mütsch, Winfried Rupp
  • Patent number: 11091716
    Abstract: This invention provides processes and systems for converting biomass into high-carbon biogenic reagents that are suitable for a variety of commercial applications. Some embodiments employ pyrolysis in the presence of an inert gas to generate hot pyrolyzed solids, condensable vapors, and non-condensable gases, followed by separation of vapors and gases, and cooling of the hot pyrolyzed solids in the presence of the inert gas. Additives may be introduced during processing or combined with the reagent, or both. The biogenic reagent may include at least 70 wt %, 80 wt %, 90 wt %, 95 wt %, or more total carbon on a dry basis. The biogenic reagent may have an energy content of at least 12,000 Btu/lb, 13,000 Btu/lb, 14,000 Btu/lb, or 14,500 Btu/lb on a dry basis. The biogenic reagent may be formed into fine powders, or structural objects. The structural objects may have a structure and/or strength that derive from the feedstock, heat rate, and additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Despen, James A. Mennell, Steve Filips
  • Patent number: 11089804
    Abstract: An oil-in-water type composition which can provide a chewy texture both in a non-cooked state and a heated state and does not show water/oil separation, including: an alkyl cellulose, a 1% by mass aqueous solution of which has a viscosity at 20° C. of from 4,000 to 11,000 mPa·s when measured with a Brookfield type viscometer and a 1.5% by mass aqueous solution of which has a storage modulus G? (65° C.) at 65° C. of from 2,500 to 4,500 Pa; an edible oil or fat; and water. Also provided is a food using the alkyl cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD., SE TYLOSE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Akira Kitamura, Mitsuo Narita, Heiko Nebel, Anita Hirte
  • Patent number: 11091712
    Abstract: A method for producing biodiesel and triacetin includes steps as follows. A bio-oil source is provided; the bio-oil source is palm oil acid or palm oil sludge. A bio-oil source pretreatment step is performed, wherein the bio-oil source is mixed with ash to decolor. A pre-esterification step is performed, wherein methanol and a pre-esterification catalyst are mixed, so as to form an organic phase solution and an aqueous phase solution. A transesterification step is performed, wherein the methanol and a lithium silicate catalyst are mixed, so as to form a crude biodiesel phase solution and a crude glycerol phase solution. A washing step is performed, wherein purified biodiesel is collected. A glycerol separating step is performed, wherein purified glycerol is collected. A glycerol esterification step is performed, wherein triacetin is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Chin-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 11091859
    Abstract: A knitted metal fabric of at least two rows of loops, the rows of loops comprising metal chain knitted together to form a knitted metal fabric. The metal chain comprises a plurality of links of metal linked together to form the chain. The knitted metal chain fabric may be made into garments or used in any manner as other fabrics. A method for making the fabric includes providing at least one metal chain of links flexibly linked together, feeding the metal chain into a knitting machine, maintaining an even tension on the chain, knitting the metal chain into a knitted pattern to form a fabric, and weighting the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Natalia Fedner Design
    Inventor: Natalia Fedner
  • Patent number: 11091715
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe binder materials from birch bark, methods of making the binder materials, fuel compositions comprising the binder materials, methods of forming the fuel compositions in the form of pellets and/or briquettes, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Oksana Kolomitsyna, Matthew Young, Timothy Hagen, Donald Fosnacht, Eric Singsaas
  • Patent number: 11085003
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe water-resistant and durably high energy-density binder materials from cutin-containing materials, methods of making the binder materials, fuel compositions comprising the binder materials, methods of forming the fuel compositions in the form of pellets and/or briquettes, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Oksana Kolomitsyna, Matthew Young, Timothy Hagen, Donald Fosnacht, Eric Singsaas
  • Patent number: 11078330
    Abstract: Provided is a polyamide resin composition capable of providing a molded article having an excellent wear resistance while maintaining a high mechanical strength; a molded article; and a method for manufacturing a polyamide resin pellet. The polyamide resin composition includes a polyamide resin and an inorganic filler, wherein the polyamide resin includes diamine-derived constituent units and dicarboxylic acid derived constituent units; 70 mol % or more of the diamine-derived constituent units are derived from 1,4-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane; a molar ratio of cis:trans of the 1,4-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane is from 35:65 to 0:100; 70 mol % or more of the dicarboxylic acid-derived constituent units are derived from an ?,?-linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having from 8 to 12 carbons; and the polyamide resin includes phosphorus atoms in a ratio of from 20 to 100 mass ppm and comprises calcium atoms so as to be phosphorus atoms:calcium atoms of 1:0.3 to 0.7 in a molar ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hatsuki Oguro, Tomonori Kato, Ryusuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 11071306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low-fat water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion comprising a fat phase in an amount of at most 60 wt % relative to the total weight of the emulsion, an aqueous phase dispersed within the fat phase and an emulsifier composition, said emulsifier composition comprising an Acetone-insoluble (AI) component containing a Phosphatidyl Choline (PC), a Phosphatidyl Inositol (PI), a Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine (PE) and a Phosphatidic Acid (PA), wherein PC is in an amount of at most 15.5% relative to the total weight of the emulsifier composition and wherein the emulsifier composition is characterized by a weight ratio R of at most 65%, the ratio R being defined as (1) wherein PC+PI+PE+PA is the sum of the individual weights of the respective constituents of the AI component and AI is the total weight of the AI component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arnulf Schoeppe, Daniel Steiger, Johan Guillaume Lucien Steyls, Susanne Tirok, Pauline Van Eesbeek
  • Patent number: 11066617
    Abstract: A quaternary ammonium compound of formula (X): wherein R0, R1, R2 and R3 is each individually an optionally substituted alkyl, alkenyl or aryl group and R includes an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl moiety having at least 5 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Jacqueline Reid, Stephen L. Cook
  • Patent number: 11060042
    Abstract: Copolymers having General Formula (I): in which R1 is chosen from divalent C4-C7 aliphatic groups and divalent C4-C7 heteroaliphatic groups, optionally substituted with one or more C1-C6 aliphatic groups, heteroatoms independently chosen from O, N, and S, or combinations thereof, where: the divalent C4-C7 heteroaliphatic groups include one or two heteroatoms independently chosen from O, N, and S, and the maximum number of heteroatoms in R1 is two; x is a molar fraction range chosen from 0.05 to 0.95; and y is a molar fraction range chosen from 0.05 to 0.95, where the summation of x and y equals 1. Methods for inhibiting formation of clathrate hydrates in a fluid capable of forming the clathrate hydrates. The methods include contacting the fluid with at least one copolymer of General Formula (I) under conditions suitable for forming the clathrate hydrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
    Inventors: Mohamed Elanany, Khalid Majnouni, Rashed Alessa, Abdullah Al-Malki, Hassan Al-Ajwad, Mohammed Al-Daous, Shaikh Asrof Ali
  • Patent number: 11060041
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a process for liquefaction of hydrolysis residue of lignocellulosic biomass, original lignocellulosic biomass or municipal solid waste in alcohol-water media at alkaline conditions, for the production of low-Mw bio-oils. The disclosed process is characterized in that it works for the direct liquefaction of the biomass, and operates under mild conditions (<300° C. and <10 MPa) employing alkali compounds as catalysts (NaOH, KOH, CaO, Na2CO3, K2CO3, Ca(OH)2 or Ba(OH)2). The process is further characterized in that it employs mixed solvents (glycerol-water, ethylene-glycol, water, glycerol-alcohol-water or ethylene-glycol-alcohol water), where all solvents are recyclable and reusable. The low-Mw bio-oils from hydrolysis residue of lignocellulosic biomass, original lignocellulosic biomass or municipal solid waste can be utilized as a liquid bio-fuel or bio-based chemicals for the production of various bio-based materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO
    Inventors: Chunbao Xu, Zhongshun Yuan, Shanghuan Feng
  • Patent number: 11060044
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a copolymer obtainable by copolymerization of (A) at least one unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or derivatives thereof, (B) at least one ?-olefin having from at least 6 up to and including 20 carbon atoms, (C) optionally at least one C3- to C20-alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or a mixture of such alkyl esters and (D) optionally one or more further copolymerizable monomers other than monomers (A), (B) and (C), with a molar incorporation ratio of (A):(B):(C):(D) of 1:0.5 to 2.0:0 to less than 0.5:0 to 0.1 followed by the reaction with at least one dialkylamine (E), where the two alkyl radicals in the at least one dialkylamine (E) are independently alkyl radicals having at least 17 up to 30 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Irene Troetsch-Schaller, Ivette Garcia Castro, Michael Schroers, Uwe Rebholz, Dieter Faul, Anke Oswald
  • Patent number: 11053615
    Abstract: Metal alloy knit fabrics, thermal protective members formed therefrom and their methods of construction are disclosed. This unique capability to knit high temperature metal alloy wire that is drapable allows for the creation of near net-shape preforms at production level speed. Additionally, ceramic insulation can also be integrated concurrently to provide increased thermal protection. The metal alloy knit fabrics described herein overcome the limitations of current welded stainless steel mesh seal coverings by providing coverings that withstand higher operational temperatures than stainless steel, are wear and snag resistant, can be a separate seal layer or as a portion of an integrated seal construction, can accommodate tight curvature changes to achieve complex shapes without wrinkling or buckling, and can be joined in the knitting process, sewed or mechanically fastened, without the need for welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Tiffany A. Stewart, Amoret M. Chappell, Christopher P. Henry
  • Patent number: 11046905
    Abstract: The present invention relates to production of renewable fuels and fuel components from plant oil originating from at least one Brassica species, where said Brassica species, doped with at least one nitrogen-fixing bacteria, is cultivated to obtain Brassica seed oil, and feedstock comprising the Brassica seed oil is converted in a converting step, whereby renewable fuel or renewable fuel components are obtained. The invention also relates to a method for reducing nitrate release in renewable fuel production. Further, the invention relates to a method for reducing greenhouse gases in renewable fuel production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pekka Jokela, Liisa Ranta, Timo Lehesvirta
  • Patent number: 11046584
    Abstract: A method of producing advanced carbon materials can include providing coal to a processing facility, beneficiating the coal to remove impurities from the coal, processing the beneficiated coal to produce a pitch, and treating the pitch to produce an advanced carbon material such as carbon fibers, carbon nanotubes, graphene, resins, polymers, biomaterials, or other carbon materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Carbon Holdings Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Agee Atkins, Garrett W. Lindemann, Matthew Targett
  • Patent number: 11028339
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a candle with an image that is not discernable until the candle is lit and an inner layer or inner layers of wax melt. As the inner layer of wax melts, an image will become discernable as light passes through the sides of the candle, through apertures in or thinner layers of the outermost layer of wax corresponding to the image to be displayed. This will allow for a candle that appears to be an ordinary candle until lit, but will reveal images after the candle is lit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Leighton Schnedler
  • Patent number: 11021666
    Abstract: By blending a quantity of synthetic cyclo-paraffinic kerosene fuel blending component comprising at least 99.5 mass % of carbon and hydrogen content and at least 50 mass % of cyclo-paraffin into kerosene base fuel, kerosene based-propulsion fuels can be upgraded to higher quality kerosene based-propulsion fuels such as jet fuel or rocket fuel to meet certain specification and/or increase volumetric energy content of the propulsion fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia Natalie Ginestra, Brice Nathaniel Dally, Joanna Margaret Bauldreay, Gregory Hemighaus