Patents Examined by Prem C. Singh
  • Patent number: 11041132
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricating oil composition containing a base oil (A) containing a mineral oil (A1) having a complex viscosity ?* at ?35° C. of 150 Pa·s or less as measured with a rotary rheometer under conditions at an angular velocity of 6.3 rad/s and a strain amount of 0.1%; a viscosity index improver (B) containing a comb-shaped polymer (B1); and a molybdenum-based friction modifier (C), wherein the content of the molybdenum-based friction modifier (C) in terms of a molybdenum atom is more than 500 ppm by mass and less than 900 ppm by mass on the basis of the whole amount of the lubricating oil composition, and a NOACK value is 10% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Oki, Motoharu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11041137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lubricant composition containing a base stock and at least 0.01 wt % of a friction reducing additive which is a compound of the Formula (I): R1[(AO)n—R2]m??(I) wherein R1 is the residue of a group having at least 2 active hydrogen atoms; m is at least 2; AO is an alkylene oxide residue; each n is independently from 0 to 100; and each R2 is independently H or R3, where each R3 is independently a residue of a polyhydroxyalkyl or polyhydroxyalkenyl carboxylic acid, a residue of a hydroxyalkyl or hydroxyalkenyl carboxylic acid and/or a residue of an oligomer of the hydroxyalkyl or hydroxyalkenyl carboxylic acid; and on average at least 0.5 of R2 groups are R3. The lubricant composition is suitable for use in an engine oil, a hydraulic oil or fluid, a gear oil and/or a metal-working fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Croda, Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Chen, Alexei Nikolaevich Kurchan
  • Patent number: 11034906
    Abstract: Provided is a method of lubricating a sliding part by applying a lubricating base oil containing an ester compound to the sliding part. The ester compound contains a mixture of one or more compounds represented by a general formula (1) wherein R1 and R2 independently represent a hydrogen, a methyl, a benzoyloxy, a naphthoyloxy, or general formula (2) (—O—C(?O)—R5), R3 and R4 independently represent a benzoyloxy group, a naphthoyloxy group, or general formula (2), and R5 represents a linear C5-21 alkyl group, a branched chain C9-21 alkyl group, or a C5-21 cycloalkyl group that may also be substituted with an alkyl chain. The mixture contains a compound in which at least one among R1 to R4 is general formula (2), and the proportion, in the mixture, of a compound in which at least one among R1 to R4 is a benzoyloxy group or a naphthoyloxy group is 5-100 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Tatsuya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11028332
    Abstract: An integrated process and system for conversion of a heavy crude oil to produce transportation fuels is provided. The process includes separating the hydrocarbon feed into an aromatic-lean fraction and an aromatic-rich fraction. The aromatic-rich fraction is hydrocracked under relatively high pressure to convert at least a portion of refractory aromatic organosulfur and organonitrogen compounds and to produce a hydrocracked product stream. Unconverted bottoms effluent is recycled to the aromatic separation step. The aromatic-lean fraction is cracked in a fluidized catalytic cracking reaction zone to produce a cracked product stream, a light cycle oil stream and a heavy cycle oil stream. In certain embodiments the aromatic-lean fraction can be hydrotreated prior to fluidized catalytic cracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 11028330
    Abstract: A facility and a process for hydrotreatment or hydroconversion, in which a fractionation section comprises a stripper which operates on the overhead fraction obtained from a low pressure separator drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AXENS
    Inventors: Lajeunesse Odile, Pierre-Yves Alspektor, Paris Packeu, Nicolas Pupat
  • Patent number: 11021672
    Abstract: The invention provides a lubricant composition for an eccentrically oscillating speed reducer of planetary gear type, which is capable of extending the life of the speed reducer under high temperatures and keeping low input torque at low temperatures, and includes (a) a base oil containing a synthetic oil, (b) a hydrocarbon wax, and (c) at least one calcium salt selected from the group consisting of a calcium salt of petroleum sulfonic acid, a calcium salt of alkyl aromatic sulfonic acid, a calcium salt of oxidized wax, an overbasic calcium salt of petroleum sulfonic acid, an overbasic calcium salt of alkyl aromatic sulfonic acid, and an overbasic calcium salt of oxidized wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Junichi Imai, Ryosuke Ichimura, Ryosuke Saito, Ko Tanimura, Hongyou Wang, Takahide Kumagai, Yasuyuki Hattori
  • Patent number: 11021659
    Abstract: A method of upgrading a petroleum feedstock, the method comprising the steps of introducing a disulfide oil, a water feed, and a petroleum feedstock to a supercritical water upgrading unit, and operating the supercritical water upgrading unit to produce a product gas stream, a product oil stream, and a used water stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Ki-Hyouk Choi, Emad N. Shafei, Mohammed Zuhair Albahar, Abdulaziz A. Ghabbani
  • Patent number: 11021657
    Abstract: Processes and apparatuses for relocating a reforming process heater service into the convection section rely on combining a flue gas recycle quench stream with the radiant section off gases entering the convection section. The uniformity of mixing influences the effectiveness of that quench stream. The more effective the quench stream is, the lower the equipment size required to manage the recycle design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Hadjira Iddir, William M. Hartman, Robert J. Sanger, Bryan J. Egolf, Nitin Prabhakar Chitgopekar, William Yanez
  • Patent number: 11015141
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lubricant composition including an anti-wear additive and metal nanoparticles. The lubricant composition according to the disclosure has, simultaneously, good stability as well as good, long-lasting friction properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Total Marketing Services
    Inventors: Benoit Thiebaut, Fabrice Dassenoy, Paula Ussa
  • Patent number: 11008522
    Abstract: A caustic desulfonylation method and system comprising a reactor vessel with a solid carbonaceous selectivity promoter provided therein, a liquid feed input of the reactor vessel configured to receive a source of caustic, a hydrocarbon feed comprising oxidized sulfur containing compounds and a gas feed input of the reactor vessel configured to receive a source of hydrogen. The caustic desulfonylation method and system further includes an output of the reactor vessel releasing the caustic and an upgraded hydrocarbon product with sulfur content less than the sulfur content of the hydrocarbon feed received by the liquid feed of the reactor vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Rankin, Sarah Briggs
  • Patent number: 11001776
    Abstract: A method of preparing cellulosic biomass material for subsequent processing first comprises moving at least one stream of biomass material along a flow path. Then, the stream of cellulosic biomass material can be explosively dried and pulverized to disrupt lignocellulosic bonds, and to reduce a moisture content and a particle size of the cellulosic biomass material. Then, the stream of cellulosic biomass material can be electrically degraded the stream of cellulosic biomass material to disrupt lignocellulosic bonds. Additional pre-treatment and post-treatment processes can also be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Richard B. Hoffman, Frank S. Barnes
  • Patent number: 11001766
    Abstract: A method for producing a diesel having improved cold flow properties, the method comprising the steps of introducing a crude oil to a distillation column, separating the crude oil in the distillation unit to produce a light gas oil, and a light vacuum gas oil, where the light gas oil has a T95% cut point in the range between 300 deg C. and 340 deg C., where the light vacuum gas oil has a T95% cut point in the range between 400 deg C. and 430 deg C., processing the light vacuum gas oil in the supercritical water unit to produce an upgraded vacuum gas oil, separating the upgraded vacuum gas oil in the fractionator to produce an upgraded light fraction, an upgraded light gas oil, and upgraded heavy fraction, introducing the upgraded light gas oil into a diesel pool, and blending the light gas oil into the diesel pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ki-Hyouk Choi, Vinod Ramaseshan, Mohnnad H. Alabsi
  • Patent number: 10988702
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a zinc-free lubricating composition for an internal combustion engine containing a phosphorus anti-wear agent, an ashless antioxidant, and a metal-free basic detergent. The lubricating composition provides wear protection, deposit control, and improved acid control with reduced levels of metal-containing additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Ewan E. Delbridge, Patrick E. Mosier
  • Patent number: 10982167
    Abstract: A viscosity index improver comprising a copolymer having a unit (a) derived from a maleimide monomer and a unit (b) derived from a macromonomer, wherein viscosity measured by the following method is 8000 mPa·s or less. Viscosity measurement method: A solution composed of 78 mass % of a Group III base oil (viscosity index: 122, kinematic viscosity at 40° C.: 19.6 mm2/s) on the American Petroleum Institute (API) classification and 22 mass % of the copolymer is measured with a viscometer (TVB-10 manufactured by Toki Sangyo Co., Ltd., rotor: SPINDLE No. M3, rotation speed: 6 rpm) at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Yohei Imaizumi, Keiko Izumi, Kazunari Yasumura, Daisuke Matsui
  • Patent number: 10975324
    Abstract: A dry lubricant composition in powder form is provided based on a mixture of alkali metal salts of fatty acids and fatty acid glycerides which is useful in the production of aluminium cans in a deep drawing process, wherein the formed aluminium cans are immediately further processed to yield thin inorganic and/or organic protective coatings. The invention also encompasses the use of the lubricating powder for cold forming of aluminium as well as a process for the deep drawing of aluminium cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Gerrit Jan Odink, Amol Chinchole
  • Patent number: 10975325
    Abstract: The presently claimed invention is directed to poly(meth)acrylate copolymers containing alkyl(meth)acrylate comonomer with branched C17 alkyl group. The invention is further related to lubricating oil compositions comprising poly(meth)acrylate copolymers containing alkyl(meth) acrylate comonomer with branched C17 alkyl group as viscosity index improving component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Szilard Csihony, Mary Elizabeth Dery, Philippe Rabbat, Ryan James Fenton
  • Patent number: 10976473
    Abstract: A method for producing a medical device, and a medical device are provided, and the production method includes a step of heating a device together with a solution containing a polymer having the following repeating unit (A) and the following repeating unit (B), or a step of bringing a device into contact with a heated product of a solution containing a polymer having the following repeating unit (A) and the following repeating unit (B): (A) a hydrophilic repeating unit; and (B) a repeating unit having a polyoxyalkylene group in a side chain, the terminal of the side chain being composed of an alkyl group having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkanoyl group having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi Hyuugaji, Kazuhiro Iso
  • Patent number: 10968403
    Abstract: In a hydrocracking process, the hydrocarbon feed is processed by a guard reactor operating at maximum severity temperatures. The processing in the guard reactor maximizes the removal of metals and performs hydrodenitrogenation steps and hydrodesulfurization steps. The demetallized and partially desulfurized and denitrogenized hydrocarbon feed is then sent to a treating reactor for further hydrodenitrogenation and hydrodesulfurization before being sent further downstream for further hydrocracking processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Marathon Petroleum Company LP
    Inventor: Howard Moore
  • Patent number: 10961413
    Abstract: The present teachings generally provide curable polysiloxane compositions including a base resin including a surface active polymer. Articles of manufacture including the curable polysiloxane compositions and slippery coatings and materials also are provided. The compositions may be used to provide slippery, lubricious, or repellent materials and coatings and may provide anti-fouling function. The compositions can provide anti-fouling or foul-release function on open surfaces, internal surfaces, membranes; to provide pinning free or low contact angle hysteresis surfaces; to provide homogeneous interface to suppress nucleation; to provide a barrier layer such as anti-corrosion; to provide anti-stain, anti-smudge, anti-fingerprint, anti-soil function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Adaptive Surface Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philseok Kim, Teluka Pasan Galhenage, Joseph Lomakin
  • Patent number: 10961482
    Abstract: An electrorheological fluid which comprises a dispersion medium containing fluorine atoms in an amount larger than 0 wt % but not larger than 50.0 wt % and particles for electrorheological fluid use that are contained in the dispersion medium in an amount of 10-50 vol % of the total volume of the dispersion medium and the particles, the particles comprising a sulfonic-acid-group-containing polymer having a sulfonic acid group content of 30-70 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Akio Inoue, Tomoko Kozono