Patents Examined by John Hardee
  • Patent number: 9890311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fluoroolefin compositions. The fluoroolefin compositions of the present invention are useful as refrigerants or heat transfer fluids and in processes for producing cooling or heat. Additionally, the fluoroolefin compositions of the present invention may be used to replace currently used refrigerant or heat transfer fluid compositions that have higher global warming potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: Mario Joseph Nappa, Barbara Haviland Minor, Allen Capron Sievert
  • Patent number: 9885002
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide/co-fluid mixture is provided for use in a refrigeration cycle in which the carbon dioxide is alternately absorbed and desorbed from the co-fluid. Suitable co-fluids are selected from the class of alkoxylated carboxylic amides, wherein the amides are cyclic or non-cyclic. It has been discovered that N-2,5,8,11-tetraoxadodecyl-2-pyrrolidinone and its homologs exhibit an advantageous property of a high rate of desorption at lower temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Rebrovic
  • Patent number: 9885008
    Abstract: Fragrances having a fresh character are usually very volatile and therefore not very economical in typical applications such as washing or cleaning processes for example. For that reason they have to be used in relatively large amounts in order to bring about appropriate effects. The present invention describes photolabile pro-fragrances of formula (I) that allow for a greatly improved persistence of the fragrance impression, in particular one having a fresh character, in typical applications. Said pro-fragrances attach very readily to target substrates, such as textiles for example. A more economical use of the fragrances in question can be ensured in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Gerke, Christian Kropf, Ursula Huchel, Axel Griesbeck, Olga Mayer
  • Patent number: 9887027
    Abstract: Use of a composition (A) having a pH of at least 8 at 25° C. containing at least 50 wt.-% of water or a water containing solvent mixture, at least 0.1 mol/m3 of at least one water soluble silicate, optionally at least one molybdate, optionally at least one phosphonate, optionally at least one azole, optionally at least one additional freezing point depressing salt, optionally at least one phosphate, and optionally at least one nitrate, as heat carrier medium for magnetocaloric materials of formula (I) (AyB1?y)2+uCwDxEz (I) where: A is Mn or Co, B is Fe, Cr or Ni, C is Ge, As or Si, D is different from C and is selected from P, B, Se, Ge, Ga, Si, Sn, N, As and Sb, E may be same or different from C and D and is selected from P, B, Se, Ge, Ga, Si, Sn, N, As and Sb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Fabian Seeler, Markus Schwind, Jerome Francois
  • Patent number: 9879165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for use in refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pump systems wherein the composition comprises a fluoroolefin and at least one other component. The compositions of the present invention are useful in processes for producing cooling or heat, as heat transfer fluids, foam blowing agents, aerosol propellants, and fire suppression and fire extinguishing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Haviland Minor, Velliyur Nott Mallikarjuna Rao
  • Patent number: 9850451
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fabric treatment compositions containing multi-phase systems, polymers for use in multi-phase systems as well as products comprising such systems and methods of making and using same. Such treatment compositions may be used for example as laundry additives, and/or through the rinse to provide benefits including enhanced softening, color benefits, and wrinkle reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Lidiany Gonzalez, Ouidad Benlahmar, Reinhold Joseph Leyrer, Volodymyr Boyko, Jules Hanna Mikhael
  • Patent number: 9845419
    Abstract: Heat transfer compositions, methods and use wherein the composition comprising: (a) from about 5 to about 20% by weight of HFC-32 and (b) from about 80% to about 95% by weight of HFO-1234ze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Samuel F Yana Motta, Mark W. Spatz, Christopher J Seeton, Ryan Hulse
  • Patent number: 9840686
    Abstract: Provided are wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheets and methods of making and using the dryer sheets. In one form of the dryer sheet, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet includes an absorbent wet substrate in sheet form with a polyvinyl alcohol sheet adhered to one surface of the substrate. In another form the PVA sheet is added separately from that of the absorbent wet substrate sheet. The PVA sheet is preferably in the form of an uncoated non-woven of a thickness of 8 mil or less. The wet impregnated sheet contains a solution of quaternary ammonium salts of different water solubility. The method for using, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet is added to a rotary dryer with a load of wet or dried garments to reduce wrinkling in the garments during the drying process, reduce static cling and refresh the treated clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: JR CHEM, INC.
    Inventors: Jose E. Ramirez, Donna F. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9834737
    Abstract: The present invention provides a refrigerating machine oil composition comprising an ester-based base oil, an epoxy compound, and a carbodiimide compound, the refrigerating machine oil composition being used with a refrigerant containing a fluoropropene in a refrigerating machine comprising a member containing polyethylene terephthalate and/or a member containing hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Takahashi, Ken Sawada, Akira Tada, Souichirou Konno
  • Patent number: 9835365
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising 1,1-difluoroethene (R-1132a); a second component selected from the group consisting of hexafluoroethane (R-116), ethane (R-170) and mixtures thereof; and, optionally carbon dioxide (CO2, R-744).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Mexichem Fluor S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Robert E. Low, Andrew P. Sharratt
  • Patent number: 9822327
    Abstract: The present application relates to perfume raw materials, perfume delivery systems and consumer products comprising such perfume raw materials and/or such perfume delivery systems, as well as processes for making and using such perfume raw materials, perfume delivery systems and consumer products. Such perfume raw materials and compositions, including the delivery systems, disclosed herein expand the perfume communities' options as such perfume raw materials can provide variations on character and such compositions can provide desired odor profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugo Robert Germain Denutte, Johan Smets, An Pintens, Koen Van Aken, Freek Annie Camiel Vrielynck
  • Patent number: 9822293
    Abstract: A sugar alcohol microcapsule obtained by mixing particles that include molten sugar alcohol and are dispersed in an oil phase with a material that reacts with the particles, and encapsulating the sugar alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Izumi, Masato Miyatake, Toshinori Makuta, Koutarou Kadoya
  • Patent number: 9816056
    Abstract: A process for associating a scent with a laundry article including the steps of: providing a fluid pervious substrate carrying a perfume on, within, or at least partially enclosed by the substrate; placing the substrate in proximity to a partially saturated laundry article within a container or pile; transferring the laundry article and the substrate from the container or the pile into a washing machine; and washing the laundry article together with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gayle Marie Frankenbach, Helen Frances O'Connor, Michael David Sanders, Judith Ann Hollingshead, David Anthony Bailey
  • Patent number: 9816740
    Abstract: A refrigerant and oil treatment composition for introduction into a vapor-compression system such as a refrigerator, heat pump, freezer, air conditioner, thermal control device, and refrigerant recovery apparatus has a composition alcohol and a drying agent. The drying agent is 2,2-dimethoxypropane which can react with moisture in the system to form an alcohol as a reaction product. The alcohol reaction product along with the composition alcohol separates any acid in the system from oil, refrigerant and hard surfaces of the system to form an acid-containing solvent composition. The quantity of the composition introduced into the system is based on the adsorption capacity of the filter-drier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ted J. Amundsen, Vincent J. Storhaug, Robert P. Scaringe
  • Patent number: 9809734
    Abstract: Compositions, methods and systems which comprise or utilize a multi-component mixture comprising: (a) HFC-32; (b) HFC-125; (c) HFO-1234yf and/or HFO-1234ze; (d) HFC-134a. In certain non-limiting aspects, such refrigerants may be used as a replacement for R-404A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Samuel F. Yana Motta, Mark W. Spatz, Ronald P. Vogl, Elizabet del Carmen Vera Becerra
  • Patent number: 9803122
    Abstract: The refrigeration oil composition for HFC-based refrigerants or HC-based refrigerants of the invention includes a product of the esterification of an alcohol ingredient including pentaerythritol and dipentaerythritol and a fatty acid ingredient including at least one of a linear or branched fatty acid having 5 carbon atoms and a linear or branched fatty acid having 6 carbon atoms and at least one of a linear or branched fatty acid having 8 carbon atoms and a linear or branched fatty acid having 9 carbon atoms, wherein at least one of the fatty acid having 5 carbon atoms and the fatty acid having 6 carbon atoms in the fatty acid ingredient accounts for 20 to 100% by mol of the total amount of the fatty acid ingredient, and either the alcohol ingredient or the fatty acid ingredient is a mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN SUN OIL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Rei Saito, Shuichiro Tanaka, Yoshinori Suzuki, Toshio Shishikura
  • Patent number: 9790412
    Abstract: To provide a working medium for heat cycle which has less influence over the ozone layer, which has less influence over global warming and which provides a heat cycle system excellent in the cycle performance (the efficiency and the capacity), and a heat cycle system excellent in the cycle performance (the efficiency and the capacity). A working medium for heat cycle comprising 1,2-difluoroethylene is employed for a heat cycle system (such as a Rankine cycle system, a heat pump cycle system, a refrigerating cycle system 10 or a heat transport system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Masato Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9783762
    Abstract: The present invention provides a working fluid composition for a refrigerating machine containing: a refrigerating machine oil containing, as a base oil, a mixed ester of (A) a complex ester synthesized from a polyhydric alcohol such as neopentyl glycol, a polybasic acid having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a monohydric alcohol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and the like, and (B) a polyol ester synthesized from a polyhydric alcohol such as neopentyl glycol and a monocarboxylic fatty acid having 4 to 18 carbon atoms, in a mass ratio of (A) the complex ester/(B) the polyol ester of 5/95 to 95/5; and a refrigerant such as carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Takahashi, Takeshi Okido, Hiroko Shimpo, Souichirou Konno
  • Patent number: 9783721
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer compositions and methods that include (a) from about 65% to about 75% by weight of HFC-32; (b) from about 15% to about 35% by weight of a compound selected from unsaturated —CF3 terminated propenes, unsaturated —CF3 terminated butenes, and combinations of these; and (c) from greater than about 0% to less than about 10% by weight of CO2, provided that the amount of component (c) is effective to improve heating capacity of the composition and reduce the defrost cycle in refrigerant applications, as compared to compositions lacking this component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mark W. Spatz, Ankit Sethi, Samuel F. Yana Motta, Elizabet Del Carmen Vera Becerra
  • Patent number: 9777204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising at least one fluoroolefin and an effective amount of stabilizer that may be an epoxide, fluorinated epoxide or oxetane, or a mixture thereof with other stabilizers. The stabilized compositions may be useful in cooling apparatus, such as refrigeration, air-conditioning, chillers, and heat pumps, as well as in applications as foam blowing agents, solvents, aerosol propellants, fire extinguishants, and sterilants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Edward Feiring, Viacheslav A Petrov, Barbara Haviland Minor, Mario Joseph Nappa, Nandini C Mouli, Thomas Joseph Leck, Jon Lee Howell