Patents Examined by Chantel L Graham
  • Patent number: 10889773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer composition that can be obtained by means of the free radical polymerisation of A) 95-40 wt. % of alkyl (meth)acrylate containing Ai) 20-95 wt. % of at least one alkyl (meth)acrylate with 16 to 40 C-atoms in the alcohol group, and Aii) 5-80 wt. % of at least one (meth)acrylic acid ester of a C8-C22 alcohol carrying a C6-C20 alkyl group in the 2-position relative to the hydroxyl group, in the presence of B) 5-60 wt. % ethylene copolymer. The invention also relates to a method for producing same and to the use of same as a flow improver for mineral oils and mineral oil distillates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Feustel, Matthias Krull, Bettina Siggelkow, Michael Mörscher, Ingo Greger, Sebastian Haferkamp
  • Patent number: 10889774
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lubricity additive for fuel, particularly for diesel fuel, directly obtained from the acidification of a soapstock produced by a method for refining at least one vegetable and/or animal oil. The lubricity additive according to the invention is more specifically used for fuels that have a low sulfur content, for example, lower than 500 ppm (by weight).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventors: Hakim Ben Sahel, Olivier Langlois, Julien Herou, Laurent Germanaud
  • Patent number: 10875946
    Abstract: Provided herein are polyolefin dispersants, as well as methods for producing polyolefin dispersants. The polyolefin dispersants can be defined by the formula below where Rx is cationic initiator residue; Ra is a polyolefin group; R1 and R2 are each, independently in each —(CR1R2) unit, H, alkyl, alkoxy, or alkylaryl; R3 and R4 are each, independently, H, alkyl, or alkoxy; m is an integer from 1 to 20; n is an integer from 1 to 6; r is an integer from 1 to 4; Y is a polyvalent amine linker comprising one or more tertiary amines, wherein the polyvalent amine linker does not include a primary amine or a secondary amine; and A is absent, or comprises a dispersive moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, The University of Southern Mississippi
    Inventors: Robson F. Storey, Travis P. Holbrook, C. Garrett Campbell, Georgeta Masson
  • Patent number: 10876061
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering cannabis-related waste materials are provided. The method includes obtaining a plurality of cannabis-related waste materials, preparing a blend comprising a predetermined amount of each of the plurality of cannabis-related waste materials, pulverizing the blend such that the blend is unrecognizable and unusable, heating the blend to at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit for an amount of time sufficient to sterilize and denature the blend, removing evaporated liquid from the heated blend, and cooling the heated blend to form a refuse-derived fuel material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Gaiaca, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Lee, Garrett Rodewald
  • Patent number: 10876053
    Abstract: A process for reducing the environmental contaminants in a ISO 8217 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 sulfur and Specific Contaminants have concentration less than 0.5 wt %., wherein the Specific Contaminates are selected from the group consisting of: vanadium, sodium, aluminum, silicon, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, nickel, iron and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mag{tilde over (e)}mã Technology LLC
    Inventors: Bertrand Ray Klussmann, Michael Joseph Moore
  • Patent number: 10876060
    Abstract: A droplet formation for fuels is disclosed. The droplet formation for fuels includes an amphiphile. The droplet formation for fuels further includes at least one of an extensional viscosity modifier and a viscosity modifier. The droplet formation for fuels further includes a hydrophilic portion. The droplet formation for fuels further includes a hydrophobic portion. The droplet, including the hydrophilic portion and the hydrophobic portion, includes characteristics selected for beneficial combustion properties. The selected characteristics include flash point, autoignition temperature, density, viscosity, miscibility, size, combustion temperature, organic properties, inorganic properties, zwitterionic properties, micelle properties, and particulate properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Kamterter Products, LLC
    Inventors: John Alvin Eastin, David Vu
  • Patent number: 10865360
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricating oil composition for engine equipped with a forced-induction mechanism capable of lowering the frequency of occurrence of LSPI, while using a calcium-based detergent. The lubricating oil composition for engine equipped with a forced-induction mechanism contains a base oil (A), a metal-containing surfactant (B) containing at least a calcium-containing surfactant (b1), and at least one basic compound (C) selected from a metal carbonate, a metal hydroxide, and an amine-based compound, wherein the content of sulfur contained in the metal-containing surfactant (B) is 0.2 mass % or more on the basis of the whole amount of the metal-containing surfactant (B); the content of a calcium atom is 0.08 to 0.20 mass % on the basis of the whole amount of the composition; and a mass ratio of the content of the basic compound (C) and the content of a calcium atom derived from the calcium-containing surfactant (b1) [(content of (C))/(calcium content derived from (b1))] is 2.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshimasa Utaka, Kazushi Tamura, Akira Iijima
  • Patent number: 10858605
    Abstract: An organomodified silicone material is shown and described herein. The organomodified silicone provides a material that can be used as an additive in a fuel oil, e.g., diesel fuel. The organomodified silicone acts as both a defoamer and a dehazer in a fuel oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Mukherjee, Mark David Leatherman, Richard Conticello
  • Patent number: 10858604
    Abstract: A method of stabilizing asphaltenes in a petroleum hydrocarbon fluid comprises contacting the petroleum hydrocarbon fluid with a mixed phenol aldehyde derived from an aldehyde and two or more unsubstituted or alkyl-substituted monophenols, the two or more unsubstituted or alkyl-substituted monophenols comprising a first phenol which is a C1-20 linear or branched alkyl monophenol; and a second phenol which is unsubstituted or a C1-20 linear or branched alkyl monophenol different from the first phenol, wherein the molar ratio of the first phenol relative to the second phenol is about 4:1 to about 1:4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Nguyen, Jerry Weers, David Jennings, Kung-Po Chao, Joey Dacula Mangadlao
  • Patent number: 10858606
    Abstract: Structured composite wood pellets comprising wood pellets with a coating at least partially covering the wood pellets, where the coating reduces the generation of dust/fines of the wood pellet upon impact and/or abrasion. The coating may comprise crude tall oil, distilled tall oil, tall oil pitch, tall oil fatty acids, tall oil heads, non-food use sustainable wax, or a combination thereof. The coating may be located at the surface and/or subsurface of the wood pellets rather than throughout, and may be applied at a rate of less than 1 wt. % of the wood pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ARR-MAZ PRODUCTS, L.P.
    Inventors: Frank Bor-Her Chen, Nabil Naouli, Paul A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10851320
    Abstract: A composition comprising a distillate fuel, an oligomer portion comprising at least one dimethoxymethane oligomer, and a stabilizer comprising one or more alcohols. A composition comprising a distillate fuel, and an oligomer portion comprising at least one dimethoxymethane oligomer, DMMn, wherein n is less than 3 and/or greater than 4. A composition comprising a distillate fuel, and less than 10 volume percent of an oligomer portion, wherein the oligomer portion comprises at least one dimethoxymethane oligomer. A method comprising separating, from a mixture of DMMn oligomers, one or more DMMn fractions comprising oligomers of a desired chain length n, and combining a desired amount of one or more of the separated DMMn fractions with a distillate fuel to provide a fuel composition. A composition comprising a distillate fuel that includes renewable distillate fuel, DMMn and/or alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lyondell Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: James N. Waguespack, Larry W. Arndt, David S. Mannel, Ha H. Nguyen, Barbara Kimmich
  • Patent number: 10844303
    Abstract: A method making fuel oil from refining residuals. Refining residuals are mixed with a diluent and an additive. Preferred diluents include diesel and reformed naphtha and combinations thereof. The additive is believed to be a cross-linked cyclic anhydride copolymer having an intrinsic viscosity (limiting viscosity, ?) of between about 0.10 and 3.0 deciliters per gram and an average molecular weight between about 3,000 and 3,000,000. The additive includes excess aromatic hydrocarbons and a surfactant. In the preferred embodiment, the diluent and the residuals are mixed together in a ratio of about 3:1, by weight. The additive is introduced to this mixture in the amount of about 0.10 to 0.25 percent by weight. The components are thoroughly combined to yield a fuel oil having a viscosity that is about 25 to as much as about 70 percent lower than the viscosity of the same residual/diluent mixture lacking the additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Gale Campbell
  • Patent number: 10836654
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for the removal of organic contaminates from wastewater. The method comprises contacting wastewater comprising water and an organic contaminate with a basic immobilized amine sorbent, where the basic immobilized amine sorbent comprises a polyamine bound to an inorganic support via a linker, such that contacting the wastewater causes at a least a portion of the organic contaminate to bind to the basic immobilized amine sorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: McMahan L. Gray, Brian W. Kail, Qiuming Wang, Walter C. Wilfong
  • Patent number: 10822567
    Abstract: Provided herein is a composition for improving performance of waxless skis, in particular skin skis, more particularly of skin strips, on snow, the composition com¬prising (a) C1-6-alcohol(s); and (b) lubricant(s) selected from a group consisting of (c) perfluoropolyethers, (d) polydi(C1-3-alkyl)siloxanes, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: VAUHTI SPEED OY
    Inventor: Esa Puukilainen
  • Patent number: 10822566
    Abstract: A biomass fuel manufacturing plant includes: a separating section that separates oil and water from oil-containing wastewater discharged from an essential oil plant that refines essential oil from fruits containing fats and oils, and separates the oil and water into POME oil and treated water; a discharged oil supply line that supplies at least one of the POME oil, discharged oil at compressing discharged when compressing empty fruit bunches, and discharged oil at crushing discharged when crushing the empty fruit bunches, to at least one or more locations of a carbonization section that generates carbide by performing heat treatment with respect to the empty fruit bunches discharged from the essential oil plant and a fuel generation section that generates a fuel from the carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasumichi Aoki, Akira Noma, Yoshio Seiki, Atsuhiro Yukumoto
  • Patent number: 10822565
    Abstract: A method for converting agricultural biomass or industrial bio waste into biofuel using concentrated radiated energy is disclosed. Biomass or bio waste is stored inside a batch reactor in either solid or semisolid state. Unwanted moisture and unwanted oxygen are removed from the stored agricultural biomass or industrial bio waste. Concentrated radiated energy is directed towards the biomass or bio waste through a radiated energy concentrator that focuses the concentrated radiated energy. Biomass or bio waste is kept within the depth of focus of the concentrated radiated energy during the conversion operation. Due to substantial matching of the absorption peak of biomass or bio waste with the emission peak of the concentrated radiated energy, the biomass or bio waste that is within the depth of focus instantaneously decomposes into biofuel. The biofuel thus generated is at ambient temperature with higher energy density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ALP MULTITECH PVT. LTD.
    Inventor: Arvindbhai Lavjibhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10822561
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for producing a clean gasoline and a system for producing the same, the method includes: a full range gasoline is subjected to a directional sulfur transfer reaction, then is cut to obtain a light gasoline fraction, a medium gasoline fraction and a heavy gasoline fraction; the light gasoline fraction is treated to obtain an esterified light gasoline; the medium gasoline fraction is treated to obtain a raffinate oil and an extracted oil; the raffinate oil is treated to obtain an esterified medium gasoline; the heavy gasoline fraction is mixed with the extracted oil to obtain a mixed oil, and a one-stage hydrodesulfurization reaction, a two-stage hydrodesulfurization reaction, H2S-removal and a hydrocarbon isomerization/aromatization reaction are carried out successively to obtain a treated heavy gasoline; blending the esterified light gasoline, the esterified medium gasoline and the treated heavy gasoline to obtain a clean gasoline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM-BEIJING
    Inventors: Yu Fan, Shihua Wang
  • Patent number: 10815430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for purifying renewable feedstock comprising triglycerides, said process comprising the steps, where the renewable feedstock comprising triglycerides, comprising at least one plant oil originating from a plant of the family Brassicaceae, is treated with an aqueous medium to obtain a mixture, and a first stream comprising water and a second stream comprising triglycerides are separated from said mixture, and the second stream is obtained as purified renewable feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrea Gutierrez, Thomas Björklöf
  • Patent number: 10800991
    Abstract: Provided are a lubricating oil composition containing a base oil, a specific thiophosphate compound (A) and a molybdenum-based compound (B), which exhibits excellent wear resistance and has a low friction coefficient in a broad range of contact pressures ranging from high to low; and a precision reduction gear using the lubricating oil composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya Ono
  • Patent number: 10793798
    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: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: WM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Richard A. Toberman