Patents Examined by Frances Tischler
  • Patent number: 10294405
    Abstract: An oil-based drilling fluid with jojoba oil as a main component. Jojoba oil is non-toxic and biodegradable. This environmentally-friendly oil-based drilling fluid also comprises water, a viscosifier, an emulsifier, and an absence of diesel and/or mineral oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventor: Mohammed Enamul Hossain
  • Patent number: 10287367
    Abstract: Provided herein are organic solvent-based processes for the removal of rubber from non-Hevea plants such as TKS. By the use of the processes, solid purified rubber can be obtained that contains 0.05-0.5 weight % dirt, 0.2-1.5 weight % ash, and 0.1-4 weight % resin (when it has been dried so as to contain 0.8 weight % volatile matter).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yingyi Huang, Hiroshi Mouri, Michael R. Beaulieu
  • Patent number: 10279510
    Abstract: A method of separating waste material to a plurality of separated materials is disclosed herein. The method is effected by subjecting the waste material to a separation according to specific gravity, to thereby obtain two or more fractions, and optionally subjecting one or more of said fractions to additional separation procedures, to thereby obtain two or more of a low-density polymeric material, a high-density polymeric material, a metal, a glass, an oil, and lignocelluloses. The disclosed method can further be effected by processing one or more of the separated materials to thereby obtain one or more processed materials of a beneficial use. Further disclose herein are separated and/or processed materials obtainable by the method, articles-of-manufacturing comprising same, and systems for separating and/or processing the waste material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Infimer Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuval Tamir
  • Patent number: 10280277
    Abstract: A process for producing a polyester polyol comprising reacting a recycle stream selected from recycled PET carpet, carpet fiber, containers, textiles, articles or mixtures thereof, with a glycol in a reactor, thereby forming a digested product stream comprising polyols, and an undigested stream; and then reacting the digested product stream with a hydrophobe selected from dimer fatty acids, trimer fatty acids, oleic acid, ricinoleic acid, tung oil, corn oil, canola oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, bacterial oil, yeast oil, algae oil, castor oil, triglycerides or alkyl carboxylate esters having saturated or unsaturated C6-C36 fatty acid units, saturated or unsaturated C6-C36 fatty acids, alkoxylated castor oil, saturated or unsaturated C9-C18 dicarboxylic acids or diols, cardanol-based products, recycled cooking oil, branched or linear C6-C36 fatty alcohols, hydroxy-functional materials derived from epoxidized, ozonized, or hydroformylated fatty esters or acids, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Rick Tabor, Shakti L. Mukerjee, Kevin Anthony Rogers, Adam W. Emerson, Eric David Vrabel, Brian Douglas Phillips
  • Patent number: 10279336
    Abstract: Waste treatment and recycling of a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic and a glass fiber-reinforced plastic are difficult owing to their excellent characteristics. The present invention has been completed on the basis of the finding that a reinforcing material can be recovered with high efficiency by bringing heated titanium oxide granules into contact with a reinforced plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Keiko Kitamura, Itsushi Kashimoto, Masahiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10259984
    Abstract: A downhole fluid comprises a base fluid, for example a hydrocarbon base fluid, and a pyromellitamide gelling agent. The pyromellitamide gelling agent may have the general formula of: with R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 each being a hydrogen or an organic group. R1, R2, R3 and R4 may each be hexyl groups or may each be octyl groups. A composition for gelling a downhole fluid, the composition comprising a pyromellitamide gelling agent and a wetting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SynOil Fluids Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun T. Mesher, Olivia Steward, Daniel Firth, Chris Collett
  • Patent number: 10259982
    Abstract: A date palm seed lost circulation material (LCM) is provided having a date palm seed admixture of date palm seed particles of various sizes. The date palm seed particles may have a size greater than about 2380 microns in a range of about 40% to about 42% by weight, particles having a size greater than about 595 microns and less than about 2381 microns in a range of about 46% to about 48% by weight, particles having a size greater than about 400 microns and less than about 596 microns in a range of about 4% to about 6% by weight, particles having a size less than about 210 microns in a range of about 4% to about 6% by weight, and particles having a size less than about 149 microns in a range of about 1% to about 3% by weight. Methods of lost circulation control using and manufacture of a date palm seed LCM are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Md Amanullah
  • Patent number: 10246569
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, single phase aqueous solutions, process mixtures, and kits are provided relating to recycling a fibrous surface covering, e.g., carpet, using a single-phase aqueous solution. For example, a method of recycling a fibrous surface covering may include providing the single phase aqueous solution. The single phase aqueous solution may include water and a surfactant composition. The method may include providing the fibrous surface covering. The fibrous surface covering may include: a fibrous surface layer; a first backing coupled to the fibrous surface layer; and a binder coupled to one or more of the first backing and the fibrous surface layer. The method may include contacting the single phase aqueous solution and the fibrous surface covering to form a process mixture under conditions effective to provide a recycled portion of the fibrous surface covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Sreevalli Bokka, Chad C. Smith, John S. Essman, David M. Bender, Ronald L. Whaley
  • Patent number: 10240081
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are crosslinker compositions for aqueous hydroxyl functional polymers. The compositions include at least one borate species, about 0.05 wt % to 10 wt % of a synthetic layered silicate, and a water source. The compositions are characterized by shelf stability, wherein the sparingly soluble borate does not undergo sedimentation. The crosslinker compositions are usefully added to aqueous polymer solutions of hydroxyl functional polymers to form injectable compositions for hydraulic fracturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Olga Shchepelina, Houston Perry, Pious Kurian
  • Patent number: 10227470
    Abstract: Methods of producing particles of fiber and resin from fiber-resin composite materials are disclosed. The particles may be combined with a resin system and optionally combined with fillers, binders or reinforcements to produce new cured solid composite products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: Washington State University, GFSI Group LLC
    Inventors: Hui Li, Karl Englund, Don Lilly
  • Patent number: 10214678
    Abstract: An environmentally responsible iron chelating additive and method for removing hydrogen sulfide or sulfide ions from drilling and packer fluids and preventing settling of precipitates. Iron chelating agents selected from the group consisting of ferrous lactate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous bis glycinate, ferrous citrate, ferrous acetate, ferrous fumarate, ferrous succinate, ferrous sacchrate, ferrous tartarate, ferrous glycine sulfate, ferrous glutamate, ferrous ascorbate, ferrous polymaltose, or a combination thereof, may be used. When the fluids are oil based, the iron chelating agents are added to the water phase of an emulsion, and the emulsion is added to the fluid. Viscosifiers may also be added to the drilling fluid with the emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John Adrian Hall, Kushabhau D. Teke, Pramod Dadasaheb Nikam
  • Patent number: 10214643
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to recycled polyethylene terephthalate compositions, fibers and articles produced therefrom, and methods for producing same. In a further aspect, the invention relates to homogenized post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate. In a further aspect, the invention relates to extruded polymer compositions, polymer mixtures, fibers, and/or Bulked Continuous Filament fibers comprising post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate. In a further aspect, the invention relates to processes for preparing recycled polyethylene terephthalate compositions. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Hubert J. Booth, Christopher Eric Bradley, Daniel Ray Johnson, James Henry Keen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10208205
    Abstract: A composition, in particular for molding, including a mixture of a polyamide material, a powder made from airbag scraps, and optionally a reinforcing filler. Also described, is an article formed from the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Charlotte Basire
  • Patent number: 10196496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for converting the waste or used metalized polyester (PET) film into recycled PET (RPET) as a starting raw material for various utility products. Particularly, the present invention provides a process for the manufacturing of high quality strapping or monofilament yarn or sheets from the recycled metalized PET film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Pranay Jain
  • Patent number: 10196554
    Abstract: Corrosion and/or calcium scale deposition on a surface in contact with corrosion forming components and/or scale forming components within a subterranean formation may be decreased, prevented, and/or inhibited by contacting the surface with at least one protein. The protein(s) may be or include, but is not limited to, at least one aspein protein, at least one aspolin protein, at least one dentine protein, at least one DRICH-1 protein, at least one nacrein protein, at least one SMDT-1 protein, derivatives thereof, fragments thereof, mimetics thereof, and combinations thereof. The surface may be or include, but is not limited to a metal surface, a plastic surface, a ceramic surface, a painted surface, a coated surface, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Prasad D. Dhulipala, Charles David Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10189970
    Abstract: A granulation method that can be used to obtain a polymer from “post-consumer” materials, and a motor vehicle part made from polymers produced by recycling used polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Frederic Viot, Philippe Cassagnau, Valérie Massardier-Nageotte, Flavien Melis
  • Patent number: 10177068
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing, by a transfer mold method, a power module equipped with a heat conductive insulating sheet in which an inorganic filler including secondary aggregated particles formed by aggregation of primary particles of scaly boron nitride is dispersed in a thermosetting resin, where curing of an uncured or semi-cured heat conductive insulating sheet during transfer molding is advanced under specific conditions. The method for manufacturing a power module equipped with a heat conductive insulating sheet has excellent thermal conductivity and electric insulation ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji Mimura, Yurie Nakamura, Xiaohong Yin, Kazuhiro Tada
  • Patent number: 10174238
    Abstract: Yellow grease is an inexpensive, environmentally friendly commodity that can be used as a lubricant on oil drilling sites as well as for many other applications. The present invention outlines use of yellow grease and a lubricant on drilling sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Brent Deroo
  • Patent number: 10167374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recovering organic fibers from a composite material comprising a polymer matrix and organic fibers, wherein the method comprises the following steps: providing a solution comprising a mixture of water and alcohol; placing the composite material inside a reactor; contacting the mixture and the composite material in order to perform a solvolysis reaction of the composite material; and recovering the organic fibers; wherein the pressure and the temperature in the reactor are adjusted such as to fall within the homogeneous sub-critical range of the phase diagram, within the super-critical range or near the critical point; and wherein the temperature is lower than the melting temperature of the organic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Cyril Aymonier, Anne Loppinet Serani, Antoine Debeauvais
  • Patent number: 10160873
    Abstract: An organoclay composition where a phyllosilicate clay is exchanged with quaternary ammonium ions having a formula of [NR1R2R3R4]+ wherein at least one of R1, R2 and R3 is a mixture of branched alkyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Wouter Ijdo, David Dino, Yanhui Chen, Edward Magauran