Patents Examined by Cephia D. Toomer
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10617128
    Abstract: Coconut oil, coconut oil blends that are high in MCTs such as LouAna® liquid coconut oil, pure MCT oils, Omega-3oils, cannabidiol (CBD), hemp extract, tree nut oil, macadamia oil, almond oil, cashew oil, avocado oil, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), fish oil, and/or conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) 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), acacia gum, beta-cyclodextrin, and combinations of same. By emulsifying these oils/oil blends, a good tasting creamy shot or a cream substitute can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jesse Windrix
  • Patent number: 10619116
    Abstract: Glue Grease, has been designed and made as a lubricant to be used in moving mechanical parts in difficult environmental conditions as an anti-abrasion material in order to increase the longevity of parts prone to friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Mahdi Hosseini
  • Patent number: 10611977
    Abstract: Processes and systems for converting biomass into high-carbon biogenic reagents that are suitable for a variety of commercial applications. Pyrolysis in the presence of an inert gas is employed 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: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Mennell, Daniel J. Despen
  • Patent number: 10604714
    Abstract: The lifetime of artificial lift systems, such as progressing cavity pumps (PCPs), used to transport aqueous slurries which contain fine particles, e.g. coal fines, may be prolonged by incorporation of at least one dispersant in the slurries. The dispersants act to inhibit or prevent the fine particles from agglomerating to plug the artificial lift intake and/or inhibit or prevent the agglomerated coal fines settling above the artificial lift system. The dispersant may also improve the lubricity of the slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Marc N. Lehmann, Robert C. Hicks, Alison R. Morris, Cheryl L. Licari
  • Patent number: 10563149
    Abstract: A conductive lubricating oil composition including at least one lubricating base oil selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by the following General Formula (1) and compounds represented by the following General Formula (2), and at least one conductivity imparting agent selected from the group consisting of potassium trifluoromethanesulfonate, lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate, lithium nonafluorobutanesulfonate, lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide, potassium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide, and lithium tris(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)methide, in an amount of from 0.01% by mass to 1% by mass, and having a rate of change in conductivity after storage at 120° C. for 200 hours of 10% or less. The definitions of R1, R2, m and n in the formulae are as indicated in the specification. Cases of m?n=2 are excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Cosmo Oil Lubricants Co., Ltd., Nidec Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Terauchi, Yuji Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 10550349
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition and method of operating a boosted internal combustion engine. The lubricating oil composition includes a major amount of a base oil, one or more overbased calcium-containing detergents having a total base number of greater than 225 mg KOH/gram, to provide greater than 900 ppm by weight to less than 2400 ppm by weight of calcium to the lubricating oil composition, and a low speed pre-ignition reducing amount of one or more titanium-containing compounds to provide from 10 ppm to 3000 ppm titanium and/or one or more tungsten-containing compounds to provide from 125 ppm to 3000 ppm tungsten, all based on the total weight of the lubricating composition. The low speed pre-ignition events in the boosted internal combustion engine may be reduced relative to a number of low speed pre-ignition events in the same engine lubricated with the same lubricating oil without the titanium- and/or tungsten-containing additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristin Fletcher, William Y. Lam, Kongsheng Yang, Jeremy Styer
  • Patent number: 10538716
    Abstract: A process and system for producing an engineered fuel product that meets customer specifications for composition and combustion characteristics is provided. The engineered fuel product is preferably a high-BTU, alternative fuel that burns cleaner than coal or petroleum coke (petcoke) and has significantly reduced NOx, SO2 and GHG emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: WM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert A. Toberman, Thomas F. Perry
  • Patent number: 10533278
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel flame retardant aqueous formulations comprising micronized particles of brominated epoxy polymers having a predetermined molecular weight and glass transition temperature, their use as flame retardants for textile applications, their preparation and flame-retarded textile fabrics prepared by using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: BROMINE COMPOUNDS LTD.
    Inventors: Ella Rapaport, Itzhak Shalev, Ganit Levi-Ruso
  • Patent number: 10533144
    Abstract: A composition of fuel additives includes at least a first additive having a partial ester derivative of polyols and a second additive having a quaternary ammonium salt. The first additive includes at least 50% by mass of a compound A selected from the partial esters of polyols and saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic C4 to C36 monocarboxylic aliphatic hydrocarbarbons, the partial esters being able to be used alone or in a mixture. The disclosure also relates to a diesel fuel including such a composition and the use of the fuel for limiting the deposits in a diesel engine. In particular, the disclosure relates to the use of the fuel containing the composition of additives of the present disclosure in direct-injection diesel engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Total Marketing Services
    Inventors: Géraldine Papin, Thomas Dubois, Julien Gueit
  • Patent number: 10526560
    Abstract: A novel method of preparing metal assemblies for long term storage and instant readiness for use, utilizing a light oil mixture or grease mixture incorporating functionalized and molecularly neutral PFPE fluid and a fluorosolvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Clarke, Paul Bessette
  • Patent number: 10508386
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to modified textile material, wherein the modification is carried out by treating textile material with Hydroxyapatite. Such modified textile materials show bacterio-repulsion by preventing bacteria from attaching to their surfaces, thereby preventing malodor formation. The present disclosure also relates to process for obtaining the modified textile material as well as use of Hydroxyapatite as a bacterial repellent agent for preparing odor free textile material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (Pvt) Ltd.
    Inventors: Krawe Sharini Malsha Udayakantha, Danushika Charyangi Manatunga, Kalu Marakkala Nalin de Silva, Gehan Anil Joseph Amaratunga
  • Patent number: 10506819
    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: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Arnulf Schoeppe, Daniel Steiger, Johan Guillaume Lucien Steyls, Susanne Tirok, Pauline Van Eesbeek
  • Patent number: 10499675
    Abstract: A structure (10) includes a formed body (1) of a predetermined shape and a liquid film (3) formed on the surface thereof, the liquid film (3) being formed by using a dispersion solution obtained by dispersing, in a dispersion medium, a liquid that is incompatible therewith. The structure (10) exhibits slipping property to the emulsified product maintaining stability. Also disclosed is a method for producing the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD., TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Nyuu, Yoshiaki Okada, Tomoyuki Miyazaki, Mikio Asakura, Yosuke Akutsu, Shinya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10501689
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a portable charcoal system and method of operating thereof, wherein the portable charcoal system comprises a first compartment adapted to burn a material, a second compartment connected to the first compartment and adapted to receive the material from the first compartment, and a third compartment adapted to receive the material from the second compartment, the third compartment comprising an auger adapted to move the material from a back end to a front end, and out of the third compartment. The portable charcoal system further includes a source of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: James Geronimo Archuleta, Jr., Deborah Page-Dumroese