Patents Examined by Prem C. Singh
  • Patent number: 10717944
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition for automotive transmissions is disclosed. It offers an automotive transmission (especially a fuel-saving type) which satisfies all requirements as regards the properties of resistance to churning, maintenance of the oil film and low-temperature viscosity. It comprises a GTL low viscosity base oil and a Group 1 high viscosity base oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Noriaki Shinoda, Ryuji Maruyama, Katsuji Okami
  • Patent number: 10717938
    Abstract: In a method of hydroprocessing, hydrogen gas for the hydroprocessing reaction is combined with a liquid feed composition comprising a feedstock to be treated and a diluent to form a feed stream, at least a portion of the hydrogen gas being dissolved in the liquid feed composition of the feed stream, with non-dissolved hydrogen gas being present in the feed stream in an amount of from 1 to 70 SCF/bbl of the liquid feed composition. The feed stream is contacted with a hydroprocessing catalyst, within a reactor while maintaining a liquid mass flux within the reactor of at least 5000 lb/hr·ft2 to form a hydroprocessed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Duke Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Ackerson, Michael Steven Byars
  • Patent number: 10711199
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a microwave processing chamber. In addition, the processing apparatus includes a rigid, rotatable feed wheel rotatable about an axis of rotation such that a part of the feed wheel is located within the processing chamber. Further, the processing apparatus includes a feed device configured to deposit materials to be processed onto the feed wheel. Still further, the processing apparatus includes an output into which processed materials from the feed wheel can be deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NOV DOWNHOLE EURASIA LIMITED
    Inventors: George Burnett, Mike Bradley, John Robinson
  • Patent number: 10711200
    Abstract: A water-based extraction process for extracting bitumen from mined oil is provided comprising providing a water-based mixture containing bitumen; and introducing nanobubbles to the mixture to attach to bitumen and, thereby, extract the bitumen from the water-based mixture, wherein a nanobubble has a diameter of less than 5,000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SYNCRUDE CANADA LTD. in trust for the owners of the Syncrude Project as such owners exist now and in the future
    Inventor: Jun Long
  • Patent number: 10703644
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method for producing a treated water stream. The method includes receiving a feed stream including at least one substance dissolved in a water phase, and processing the feed water stream in a plurality of stages arranged in operation from a lowest temperature and pressure to a highest temperature and pressure, to produce the treated water stream and a concentrated stream. Each stage includes a vessel, a heat exchanger, an evaporator, and a condenser. Each evaporator is configured to evaporate an amount of water using one of direct heat or indirect heat. Each condenser is configured to condense at least a portion of steam generated by a successive stage. In accordance with various embodiments, the plurality of stages is arranged in series. In other embodiments, the plurality of stages is arranged in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mourad Victor Younes, Regis Didier Alain Vilagines, Guillaume Robert Jean-Francois Raynel
  • Patent number: 10704006
    Abstract: The invention provides a lubricating composition containing an antiwear agent and an oil of lubricating viscosity. The invention further relates to the use of the lubricating composition in an internal combustion engine, or a driveline device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: William R. S. Barton, Mark C. Davies, Michael R. Sutton, Matthew D. Gieselman, Christopher L. Friend, Ewan E. Delbridge, Patrick E. Mosier
  • Patent number: 10703988
    Abstract: A system to selectively remove metal compounds and sulfur from a petroleum feedstock includes a mixing zone configured to mix a pre-heated water stream and a pre-heated petroleum feedstock to form a mixed stream, a first supercritical water reactor configured to allow conversion reactions to occur to produce an upgraded stream, a carbon dispersal zone configured to mix carbon with a make-up water stream to produce a carbon dispersed water stream, such that the carbon is dispersed in the carbon dispersed water stream, a make-up mixing zone configured to combine the upgraded stream and the carbon dispersed water stream to produce a diluted carbon dispersed stream, the carbon is operable to trap metals present in the upgraded stream, and a second supercritical water reactor configured to allow conversion reactions to occur to produce a carbon dispersed effluent stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ki-Hyouk Choi, Ashok K. Punetha, Muneef F. Alqarzouh
  • Patent number: 10669507
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a lubricating oil additive containing a vicinal diol and a particular detergent blend typically is low viscosity base oils whereby exhibiting improved fuel economy. In this respect, disclosed is a lubricating oil composition comprising: a major amount of base oil of lubricating viscosity; a friction modifier which is selected from the group consisting of C10-C30 alkane 1,2-diols and C10-C30 alkene 1,2-diols; an overbased alkyl alkaline earth metal hydroxybenzoate detergent having a metal ratio less than 3.0; and an overbased alkyl calcium sulfonate or an overbased alkyl calcium hydroxybenzoate having a metal ratio of 3.5 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CHEVRON JAPAN LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuo Ushioda
  • Patent number: 10669490
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a process for producing diesel with reduced levels of sulfur. The process involves (a) providing a diesel feed comprising a diesel having a sulfur content in the range of about 20 to about 10,000 wppm; (b) feeding the diesel feed and a hydrogen rich gas to a reaction zone comprising a hydrotreating catalyst to produce a hydrotreated diesel effluent comprising diesel and hydrogen sulfide; and (c) removing hydrogen sulfide from the hydrotreated diesel effluent to produce a diesel product having a sulfur content no more than about 100 wppm; wherein hydrogen consumption in the reaction zone is in the range of about ?150 to about 150 scf/bbl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DuPont Industrial Biosciences USA, LLC
    Inventor: Hasan Dindi
  • Patent number: 10669498
    Abstract: A process for making solid lubricants or lubricant additives or lubricant modifiers may include synthesizing two-dimensional (2D) nanoplatelets, nanorods, or nanowires of MoO3 and WO3. The process may also include creating hollow hexagonal ZnO nanotubes by refluxing a mixture of zinc nitrate and urea at a predefined temperature or a range of temperatures for a predefined period or periods of time. The process may further include growing the hollow hexagonal ZnO nanotubes around platelets, nanorods, or nanowires of the MoO3 or WO3. The process may also include creating a solid lubricant in a core-shell configuration from the hollow hexagonal ZnS nanotubes with an embedded hexagonal core of MoS2 or WS2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: U.S.A. as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and S pace Administration
    Inventor: Abdul-Majeed Azad
  • Patent number: 10669504
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seal swell agent which is a substituted sulfonyldibenzene compound, and lubricating compositions containing the seal swell agent. The substituents on the benzene rings may be hydrocarbyl groups of 4 to 20 carbon atoms or alkylene groups of 1-2 carbon atoms with further functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Mariam Shamszad, Paul E. Adams, Mahmud M. Hussain, Peter Miatt
  • Patent number: 10662955
    Abstract: A vacuum pump may include a rotor and a stator, wherein the rotor is supported by metal bearings (such as steel bearings) to allow relative rotation of the rotor with respect to the stator. A liquid PFPE lubricant compound is provided to lubricate the bearings, wherein the lubricant further comprises a solid lubricant that is in suspension in the liquid lubricant. The solid lubricant can comprise any of graphite, graphene and molybdenum disulphide. In other words, the inventive concept encompasses a lubricated bearing arranged to support a rotating shaft in a body under sub-atmospheric conditions, wherein a lubricant used to lubricate the bearing comprises liquid PFPE lubricant having a low vapour pressure, and a solid lubricant that is held in suspension in the liquid lubricant. The solid lubricant may comprise any of graphite, graphene and molybdenum disulphide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventor: Christopher John Shaw
  • Patent number: 10655075
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for hydrotreating and dewaxing a hydrocarbon feedstock, comprising the steps of: (a) hydrotreating the feedstock under hydrotreating conditions in a first reaction zone to obtain a first stage hydrotreated effluent; and (b) introducing at least part of the first stage hydrotreated effluent into a second reaction zone in which the first stage hydrotreated effluent is subjected to a series of alternating dewaxing steps and hydrotreating steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Laurent Georges Huve, Meng Loong Chua
  • Patent number: 10655078
    Abstract: A composition contains a polyalkylene glycol and a fatty amine ethoxylate, the fatty amine ethoxylate having non-cyclic structure of structure (I). Where R is a linear, non-cyclic carbon-containing group with that is free of nitrogen, x and y are selected from a group consisting of zero and positive values provided that the sum of x and y are in a range of 8-20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniel F. Zweifel, Evelyn A. Zaugg-Hoozemans, Stephan Höltschi
  • Patent number: 10647938
    Abstract: The presently disclosed technology relates to a nano-additives to improve the performance of lubricants, oils, and greases. More specifically, the presently disclosed technology relates to applying capped metal oxide nanoparticles, such as capped zirconia nanoparticles, in the lubricants to produce a tribofilms on the lubricating surfaces to provide wear protection to the said surfaces. Also, the interaction of the capped zirconia nanoparticles with other commonly used additives in lubricants may further optimize the performance of the resulting tribofilms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: PIXELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC, THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Inventors: Imene Lahouij, Robert Carpick, Andrew Jackson, Harman Khare, Nitya Gosvami, Nicholaos G. Demas, Robert A. Erck, Aaron C. Greco, George R. Fenske, Wei Xu, Gregory Cooper, Zhiyun Chen
  • Patent number: 10647939
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions that include a thiadiazole component and a solubility enhancing component. The solubility enhancing component can include a dispersant, a detergent, or both a dispersant and a detergent. The thiadiazole component can include one or more species having a hydrocarbyl-disulfanyl moiety. The compositions may be used as a corrosion inhibitor. Also provided herein are methods for making a thiadiazole component and a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Petroleum Products & Additives Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Xingguo R. Chen, Jeffrey A. Crow, Troy R. Haynes, Jonathan A. Crow, Brian J. Cereghino
  • Patent number: 10641758
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems using mine spectroscopic data at various stages of the hydrocarbon extraction process. The spectrometers may be mounted on various equipment components at the various stages of the hydrocarbon extraction process to passively collect energy reflected from objects. The obtained data may be used to determine mineralogy, bitumen saturation, bitumen viscosity, and grain size distribution in the mining operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventor: Sherry L Stafford
  • Patent number: 10640717
    Abstract: Methods and systems for recovering a hydrocarbon from fluid catalytic cracking (“FCC”) slurry and for separating a FCC slurry stream from a FCC effluent are provided. An exemplary hydrocarbon recovery method comprises the steps of: contacting a feed with a catalyst in a FCC reactor under conditions suitable to crack one or more hydrocarbons and generate a FCC effluent; separating the FCC effluent with a fractionation column to generate a product stream and a FCC slurry that collects in a lower portion of the fractionation column; drawing a first FCC slurry stream at a first temperature from a first location in the fractionation column; drawing a second FCC slurry stream at a second temperature from a second location in the fractionation column, and separating a hydrocarbon from the second FCC slurry stream, wherein the second temperature is higher than the first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventor: Matthew R. Wojtowicz
  • Patent number: 10640712
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for the retrieval and recovery of organic-based or organic-containing materials, including naturally occurring substances such as crude oil, and other petroleum-based or containing materials, natural gas, and the like, from environments where they are entrained within or otherwise admixed or complexed with other organic or inorganic materials, such as rock, sand, shale and the like. The method comprises: retrieving a quantity of the petroleum-containing mixture, treating the petroleum-containing mixture with a solvent for the petroleum material to separate the petroleum material from the mixture, and recovering the separated petroleum-containing material. The solvent may be at approximately ambient temperature and may be, for instance, heptane, hexane, naphtha, kerosene, gasoline or a petroleum based solvent or any other suitable solvent in which the asphalt binder is soluble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Stojan Kotefski, Michael Fitzpatrick, Kevin Thomas Fitzpatrick, Michelle Kotevska, Kailey Marie Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 10640727
    Abstract: A lubricant contains alcohol initiated propylene oxide homopolymer, an oil soluble polyalkylene glycol other than the alcohol initiated propylene oxide homopolymer, and a calcium salt of dinonylnaphthalene sulphonate where the lubricant is further characterized by containing less than ten weight-percent of polyol esters based on total lubricant weight is useful as a lubricant for compressors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin R. Greaves, Jiangbo Ma