Patents Examined by Latosha Hines
  • Patent number: 10975330
    Abstract: A gel-type scented candle includes a container, a wick attached to and erected at the center of the inner bottom of the container, and a candle oil accommodated in the container, in which the candle oil is of a gel type made by adding a natural vegetable oil with a natural perfume and a natural pigment, and the container can be reused by being refilled with the candle oil by a user before or after use of the candle oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Hae Ju Kim
  • Patent number: 10975329
    Abstract: Candle wick assemblies are provided having candle wick construction provided with multiple (e.g., two or more) candle wicks and a wax sheath covering the multiple candle wicks of the candle wick construction. The multiple candle wick construction will include at least first and second spaced-apart candle wicks and a ladder filament connected to and extending back and forth between the first and second candle wicks so as to establish respective crossing portions that are spaced apart from one another along a lengthwise direction of the wick assembly. The crossing portions of the ladder filament are folded about the longitudinal axis of the candle wick construction so that the candle wick assembly is in a generally U-shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FIL-TEC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle R. Staley, Andrew L. Wallech, Lesa F. Bowers, Charles H. Rockwell, Amir Yaraghi, Vincent E. Schoeck, Jr., Vincent E. Schoeck, V
  • Patent number: 10961473
    Abstract: There is described a process for producing biodiesel and related products from mixtures. There is also described a process for producing precursors and feedstock materials for producing biodiesel and related products. The processes use esterification and trans-esterification, separation and purification. Other process steps such as acidification and distillation can also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Argent Energy (UK) Limited, Argent Engery Limited
    Inventor: Michael Scott
  • Patent number: 10953371
    Abstract: Thin film composite membranes and methods of fabricating thin film composite membranes are disclosed. A thin film composite membrane can include nitrogen-doped graphene oxide quantum dots. The graphene oxide quantum dots can be doped with nitrogen to increase the performance of the thin film composite membrane. Other particulate compounds can be further integrated with the thin film composite membrane including zeolites, titanium oxides, and sulfur oxides. The thin film composite membranes can be used for various applications including desalination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Miao Yu, Mahdi Fathizadeh
  • Patent number: 10941362
    Abstract: A clean, high efficient and environmentally friendly gasoline product with main fractions of C6-C11 has a low octane rating and a low spontaneous ignition temperature. It can be compressively ignited within an internal combustion engine with a compression ratio of 16-19. Small amount of ethanol or dimethyl ether can be added into the gasoline product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Xiangjin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10941365
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a solid fuel to be used as fuel for a pulverized coal boiler from wood biomass as a source material at a high mass yield and calorie yield by performing a grinding treatment in a mixture with coal. A solid fuel is produced by adjusting the moisture of a ground powder of wood biomass to between 8 and 50%; densifying the ground powder of wood biomass to a bulk density of 0.55 g/cm3 or higher (measured according to JIS K 2151-6 “Bulk density test method”); and then subjecting the ground powder of wood biomass to torrefaction under conditions of an oxygen concentration of 10% or less and a temperature between 170 and 350° C. Since the bulk density of a source material is high, a trouble in conveyance such as clogging of a rotary valve at an inlet of a carbonization furnace, or clogging of a cyclone after a drier due to excessive reject can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ono, Hiroshi Shinkura, Tomonori Kawamata
  • Patent number: 10913912
    Abstract: A process for cleaning and dewatering hydrophobic particulate materials is presented. The process is performed in two steps: 1) agglomeration of the hydrophobic particles in a first hydrophobic liquid/aqueous mixture; followed by 2) dispersion of the agglomerates in a second hydrophobic liquid to release the water trapped within the agglomerates along with the entrained hydrophilic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: VIRGINIA TECH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventor: Roe-Hoan Yoon
  • Patent number: 10899983
    Abstract: Marine diesel fuel/fuel blending component compositions and fuel oil/fuel blending component compositions are provided that are derived from crude oils having high naphthenes to aromatics volume and/or weight ratios and a low sulfur content. In addition to having a high naphthenes to aromatics ratio, a low sulfur content, and a low but substantial content of aromatics, such fuels and/or fuel blending components can have a reduced or minimized carbon intensity relative to fuels derived from conventional sources. The unexpected ratio of naphthenes to aromatics contributes to the fuels and/or fuel blending components further having additional unexpected properties, including low density, low kinematic viscosity, and/or high energy density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth C. H. Kar, Sheryl B. Rubin-Pitel, Lisa M. Guay, Timothy J. Anderson, Shifang Luo, Marcia E. Dierolf
  • Patent number: 10889772
    Abstract: Methods are provided for accurately blending biodiesel into distillate streams to achieve a pre-determined percentage of biodiesel in the distillate, applicable to wild-type distillate streams as well as distillate streams that already contain some percentage of biodiesel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Texon LP
    Inventors: Robert Fransham, Colin Robbins
  • Patent number: 10876059
    Abstract: A method for preventing biodeterioration of fuel. The method reduces the microbial growth in fuel by administering an antimicrobial peptide (or efflux pump inhibitor) to a fuel phase of the fuel, an aqueous phase of the fuel, or both, which disrupts the cellular membrane (or the efflux pumps thereof) of microbes comprising the growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Oscar N. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10876058
    Abstract: A method for preventing biodeterioration of fuel. The method reduces the microbial growth in fuel by administering an antimicrobial peptide (or efflux pump inhibitor) to a fuel phase of the fuel, an aqueous phase of the fuel, or both, which disrupts the cellular membrane (or the efflux pumps thereof) of microbes comprising the growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Oscar N. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10870774
    Abstract: An article has a substrate and a pattern of a dry silver nanoparticle-containing composition comprising at least 20 weight % of one or more (a) polymers, that are cellulosic polymers; (d) silver nanoparticles having a mean particle size of 25-750 nm and present in an amount of 0.1-400 weight %, based on the total weight of the one or more (a) polymers; and (e) carbon black in an amount of 5-50 weight %, based on the total weight of the one or more (a) polymers. Such patterns can have multiple fine lines of any geometric arrangement. The article can have multiple patterns of this type, and each pattern can be electrolessly plated with a suitable metal such as copper to provide electrically-conductive product articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 10864498
    Abstract: The present invention provides composite material having a porous graphene-based foam matrix and comprising porous inorganic micro-particles and metal oxide nano-particles distributed throughout the foam matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Dusan Losic, Diana Tran, Shervin Kabiri
  • Patent number: 10865346
    Abstract: Novel redox based systems for fuel and chemical production with in-situ CO2 capture are provided. A redox system using one or more chemical intermediates is utilized in conjunction with liquid fuel generation via indirect Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, direct hydrogenation, or pyrolysis. The redox system is used to generate a hydrogen rich stream and/or CO2 and/or heat for liquid fuel and chemical production. A portion of the byproduct fuels and/or steam from liquid fuel and chemical synthesis is used as part of the feedstock for the redox system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Liang-Shih Fan, Fanxing Li, Liang Zeng
  • Patent number: 10858603
    Abstract: Compositions corresponding to marine diesel fuels, fuel oils, jet fuels, and/or blending components thereof are provided that include at least a portion of a natural gas condensate fraction. Natural gas condensate fractions derived from a natural gas condensate with sufficiently low API gravity can provide a source of low sulfur, low pour point blend stock for formation of marine diesel and/or fuel oil fractions. Natural gas condensate fractions can provide these advantages and/or other advantages without requiring prior hydroprocessing and/or cracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott K. Berkhous, Sheryl B. Rubin-Pitel, Kenneth C. H. Kar
  • Patent number: 10858602
    Abstract: Compositions corresponding to marine diesel fuels, fuel oils, jet fuels, and/or blending components thereof are provided that include at least a portion of a natural gas condensate fraction. Natural gas condensate fractions derived from a natural gas condensate with sufficiently low API gravity can provide a source of low sulfur, low pour point blend stock for formation of marine diesel and/or fuel oil fractions. Natural gas condensate fractions can provide these advantages and/or other advantages without requiring prior hydroprocessing and/or cracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott K. Berkhous, Sheryl B. Rubin-Pitel, Kenneth C. H. Kar
  • Patent number: 10844310
    Abstract: The present invention relates to conveyor lubricant compositions including an emulsion of a lipophilic compound and also including an emulsifier and/or an anionic surfactant. The present invention also relates to methods employing such lubricant compositions. In an embodiment, the method includes applying the present lubricant composition to a conveyor with a non-energized nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Seemeyer, Eric D. Morrison, Stephan Scharrenbach, Claudia Caussin de Schneck, Stefan Kupper, Peter Rich, Colin Court
  • Patent number: 10822562
    Abstract: The present invention provides a catalytic fast pyrolysis process for the production of fuel blendstocks and chemicals. In addition, the invention provides compositions of renewable blendstocks, compositions of renewable fuel blends, and compositions of 100 percent renewable fuels compatible with gasoline specifications and regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ANELLOTECH, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Sorensen
  • Patent number: 10808195
    Abstract: Gasoline fuel composition suitable for use in an internal combustion engine comprising: (a) Fischer-Tropsch derived naphtha at a level from 2 to 20% v/v; (b) at least one aromatic octane booster present at a level of 0.75 to 8% v/v or less; and (c) a gasoline base fuel; wherein the gasoline fuel composition comprises 40% v/v or less of aromatics. In a preferred embodiment, the Research Octane Number (RON) of the gasoline fuel composition is increased while maintaining the aromatic content of the gasoline fuel composition at a level of 40% v/v or less, based on the gasoline fuel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Amir Faizal Naidu Abdul-Manan, Paul Anthony Stevenson, Richard John Heins, Richard Hugh Clark, Robert Wilfred Matthews Wardle
  • Patent number: 10808141
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses a novel soil-repellent reactive resin seal for markings or coating of areas of ground or trafficways, for example roads, based on cold plastic. Compared to established prior art systems, this sealing leads to reduced adhesion of soil, especially in hot and/or dry, dusty environments. Thus, the marking retains better visibility than conventional markings, even in dry, hot regions. Otherwise, the marking sealed in accordance with the invention has comparable mechanical properties to the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Klein, Ralf Debes, Oliver Schmidt, Peter Reinhard