Patents Examined by E. Rollins Cross
  • Patent number: 5627123
    Abstract: A composition comprising a coprecipitated magnesia-lanthana-alumina (MgO--La.sub.2 O.sub.3 --Al.sub.2 O.sub.3) wherein the MgO component is present as microcrystalline phase, having a BET (N.sub.2) surface area of at least 130 m.sup.2 /g, preferably combined with a catalytic oxidation and/or reducing promoter metal such as ceria, vanadia and/or titania.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventor: Gwan Kim
  • Patent number: 5597416
    Abstract: The present invention is a new crystalline sugar product and method of making same which includes forming a bi-dimensionally stabilized sugar crystalline frame from an outer portion of an amorphous shearform sugar mass, and, subsequently, converting the remaining portion of the mass to a substantially completely crystalline structure which retains the cross-sectional dimension of the sugar crystalline frame. The present invention also includes co-crystallizing an additive, especially a bio-affecting additive, during the process to provide a co-crystallized product. The structure of the crystallized product can also be loaded with a non-solvent liquid by force of capillary action in the space created within the structure during the conversion from amorphous mass to crystalline structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Fuisz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard C. Fuisz, Gerald E. Battist, Garry L. Myers
  • Patent number: 5545312
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for replacing particles in a process that transfers particles is disclosed. This invention employs a seal zone which is in communication with two zones of the process and in which particles that are being added to the process are purged. This invention allows particles to be replaced without reducing the normal rate of particle transfer through the process, which results in a savings in downtime costs. This invention is adaptable to a multitude of processes for the catalytic conversion of hydrocarbons in which deactivated catalyst particles are regenerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Roger R. Lawrence, Frank T. Micklich, Charles T. Ressl, Paul A. Sechrist
  • Patent number: 5543036
    Abstract: A process for hydrotreating a hydrocarbon feedstock, such as light cycle oil, using a catalyst composition containing a hydrogenation/dehydrogenation component and an acidic solid component including a Group IVB metal oxide modified with an oxyanion of a Group VIB metal. The hydrotreating process removes contaminants, such as sulfur and/or nitrogen, from the feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Clarence D. Chang, Scott Han, Daniel J. Martenak, Jose G. Santiesteban, Dennis E. Walsh
  • Patent number: 5540852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mild, lathering personal cleansing soap bar composition by weight of the bar comprising: from 30 to 85 parts of tailored fatty acid soap, from 0 parts to 30 parts lathering synthetic detergent/surfactant, and from 5 to 35 parts of water. The tailored fatty acid soap comprises:I. from 50% to 85% is saturated fatty acid soap selected from the group consisting of: myristic, palmitic, and stearic acid soaps and mixtures thereof; andII. from 15% to 50% is mixture of oleic (C18:1) and lauric acid (C12) soaps; including from 0 to 10% minor fatty acid soaps selected from the group consisting of: C8, C10, C18:2; and mixtures thereof;wherein said tailored fatty acid soap is a mixture of 65% to about 95% sodium soap and from 5% to about 35% magnesium soap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Philip J. Kefauver, Fernando R. Toll ens, Scott W. Syfert
  • Patent number: 5538624
    Abstract: An improved catalytic process for heavy hydrocarbon conversion (usually but not necessarily in the presence of nickel and vanadium in the feedstock and on the catalyst) to produce lighter and selective molecular weight fractions. This process is specifically targeted as a means of retaining specialty high-valued, preferably microspherical additives (SHVA) which assist in attaining preferred conversion products such as gasoline, especially the recent gasolines meeting compositional requirements of "Reformulated Fuel".Selective magnetic retention of these high-cost specialty additives can be achieved by incorporating into them selective magnetic moieties, preferably manganese, the heavy rare earths and superparamagnetic iron. Selective retention is achieved by passing spent or regenerated catalyst containing small amounts of these SHVAs through a magnetic separator, and selectively recycling them back to the circulating catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Ashland Inc.
    Inventor: William P. Hettinger
  • Patent number: 5535469
    Abstract: An improved abrasive pellet for use in abrading fabrics during a wash cycle. A pellet is formed of a mixture of plastic resin, plasticizer resin and abrasive filler mixed at temperature sufficient to maintain the mixture as a liquid. The mixture is then extruded through a die of a desired shape and cut so that a pellet of desired cross-sectional shape and size is formed. The pellet is hard at room temperature, but becomes pliant at normal wash water temperatures. The abrasive filler provides the desired abrasive qualities in the pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Inventor: Raymond Terry
  • Patent number: 5534658
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for reducing the benzene content of petrol fractions and isomerizing paraffins in the presence of an isomerization catalyst comprising 4 to 15% of at least one halogen and at least one metal from group VIII deposited on a support composed of a mixture of specific proportions of eta alumina and gamma alumina, in which isomerization is carried out on a mixture of a) a feed with the following composition by weight: 40% to 80% of paraffins, 0.5% to 7% of cyclic hydrocarbons and 6% to 45% of aromatics, and with a maximum distillation temperature of between C. and C., b) a C.sub.5 -C.sub.6 cut which is generally a straight run cut, and c) a chlorine-containing compound providing a concentration of 50-5000 ppm of chlorine in the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Institut Francais du Petrole
    Inventors: Christine Travers, Philippe Courty, Patrick Sarrazin
  • Patent number: 5534135
    Abstract: A novel zeolite characterized by a large number of secondary pores, a substantially decreased Lattice Constant of below about 24.19 .ANG., and a substantially decreased Acid Site Density is attained by hydrothermal and acid-treating of an ultrastable Y-zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: ABB Lummus Global Inc.
    Inventors: Pei-Shing E. Dai, David E. Sherwood, Jr., Burton H. Bartley
  • Patent number: 5533490
    Abstract: A fuel conditioning device for installation in a fuel supply line of an internal combustion engine comprises a housing having a cylindrical ferromagnetic wall defining a fuel flow path and, in the flow path, a tin alloy body and a magnet adjacent and downstream thereof. The tin body has fins extending perpendicularly from a central diametrical spine and the magnet is diametrically disposed along the housing and has poles on opposite sides which face the housing wall so that substantially all fuel flows between the faces of the magnet and the wall. Apertured distributor plates can be positioned across the flow path to induce turbulence in the fuel thereby improving washing over the alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Brian Pascall
  • Patent number: 5529966
    Abstract: A catalyst active in the polymerization of alpha-olefins is formed by:(a) a bis(cyclopentadienyl) bis(amide) derivative of an element of Group IVB of the Periodic Table of the Elements, to be defined by means of the formula: ##STR1## wherein M represents a metal of Group IVB, each of R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3 and R.sup.4, and Cp have the same meaning as reported in the disclosure, and(b) an aluminoxane co-catalyst.This catalyst finds use in the processes of ethylene and other alpha-olefins polymerization and copolymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Enichem S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luciano Luciani, Federico Milani, Liliana Gila, Evelina Ballato
  • Patent number: 5529971
    Abstract: A high energy density capacitor incorporating a variety of carbon foam electrodes is described. The foams, derived from the pyrolysis of resorcinol-formaldehyde and related polymers, are high density (0.1 g/cc-1.0 g/cc) electrically conductive and have high surface areas (400 m.sup.2 /g-1000 m.sup.2 /g). Capacitances on the order of several tens of farad per gram of electrode are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Regents of The University of California
    Inventors: James L. Kaschmitter, Steven T. Mayer, Richard W. Pekala
  • Patent number: 5527750
    Abstract: A method of regenerating a sulfur-sensitive hydrocarbon conversion catalyst by employing sulfur-contaminated heat-transfer equipment of a hydrocarbon conversion process is disclosed. This method is useful for the regeneration of reforming catalysts comprising L-zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Edward C. Haun, deceased, Charles T. Ressl
  • Patent number: 5527978
    Abstract: Methane is converted into higher hydrocarbon products by oxidative coupling, by bringing a gaseous mixture containing methane and oxygen into contact with a solid catalyst formed from calcium oxide, magnesium oxide, a lanthanide oxide plus possibly lithium oxide, wherein:the lithium content is between 0 and 0.20 wt %,the calcium/magnesium atomic ratio is between 0.08 and 0.7, andthe (calcium+magnesium)/lanthanide atomic ratio is between 0.8/1 and 8/1, and preferably between 2/1 and 4/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Eniricerche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Fornasari, Giuseppe Bellussi
  • Patent number: 5525256
    Abstract: Alkyl polyglycoside containing industrial and institutional liquid cleaning compositions which provide for the elimination, or the reduction in the amount, of stabilizing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy C. Morris, Michael Hansberry, John F. Hessel
  • Patent number: 5523509
    Abstract: Synthetic manganese oxide octahedral molecular sieves, e.g., OMS-1 and OMS-2, are employed as acid-base catalysts in a variety of acid-base organic conversion reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Texaco Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Lin O'Young, Robert A. Sawicki, Yan-Fei Shen, Steven L. Suib
  • Patent number: 5523014
    Abstract: An originally viscous, non-flowable and non-pumpable cleaning composition made less viscous, and flowable and pumpable by the addition of at least one thickening agent to the composition. The cleaning composition includes an oil phase including at least one of a hydrocarbon oil and a hydrocarbon solvent and mixtures thereof, and at least one of a fatty acid and a non-fatty acid soap surfactant; and a water phase including water and a base. The addition of at least one thickening agent in various amounts relative to the amount of water in the composition makes the composition flowable. In particular, the addition of from about 2 to about 38 percent by weight of at least one thickening agent has been found to be suitable to provide a flowable composition containing between about 30 and 55 percent water. A method for the preparation of flowable cleaning compositions is also provided. The cleaning composition (13) forms a novel combination with a container (10) as a replacement element for dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Dolan, John J. Sullivan, Jr., John H. Viscovitz
  • Patent number: 5523272
    Abstract: A catalyst for production of alkyl tert alkyl ether from sulfur contaminated feedstock includes an ion exchange resin; a palladium first metal phase supported on the resin; and a sulfur inhibiting second metal phase supported on the resin for inhibiting sulfur deactivation of the first metal phase, wherein the first metal phase is present at an atomic ratio to the second metal phase of between about 1:20 to about 1:0.1. A process for producing alkyl tert alkyl ethers includes the steps of providing a liquid olefinic hydrocarbon feedstock containing sulfur and having a total sulfur content of up to about 300 ppm; providing a catalyst as described above; mixing the feedstock with alcohol and hydrogen to obtain a reaction feedstock; and contacting the reaction feedstock with the catalyst under etherification conditions so as to produce alkyl tert alkyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: Magdalena Ramirez de Agudelo, Trino J. Romero, Emilia Mujica
  • Patent number: 5523016
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the storage stability and flow and pumping characteristics of liquid alkylglycoside preparations by adding the minimum amounts of non-alkylglycosidic active substances, so that, owing to the increase ease with which they can be handled, the preparations can be used in the manufacture of washing and cleaning agents. This has been achieved by the use of aqueous mixtures consisting essentially of: 20 to 60% by weight of an alkylglycoside of the formula R.sup.1 --O(G).sub.n, in which R.sup.1 is an alkyl group with 8 to 22 C-atoms, G is a glycose unit and n is a number between 1 and 10; 0.1 to 3% by weight of a sulphate-type or sulphonate-type anionic surfactant selected from the group comprising alkyl sulphates, ether sulphates, alkanesulphonates, .alpha.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Brigitte Giesen, Karl-Heinz Schmid, Andreas Syldath
  • Patent number: 5520797
    Abstract: A process for the fluid catalytic cracking of heavy fraction oils containing heavy metals such as Ni and V, which comprises withdrawing a portion of ferrite-containing catalyst particles circulating in a fluid catalytic cracking apparatus, separating the thus withdrawn catalyst particles into metals-richly deposited catalyst particles and metals-poorly deposited ones by using a magnetic separator and then returning the metals-poorly deposited catalyst particles, together with fresh ferrite-containing catalyst particles, into said cracking apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Nippon Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ino, Koichi Kato, Yasuo Nakatsuka