Patents by Inventor Alan Greaney

Alan Greaney has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180290030
    Abstract: A golf club head comprises a body having a face, a crown and a sole together defining an interior cavity. The body having a channel located on the sole and extending generally from a heel end of the body to a toe end of the body. A weight member movably positioned within the channel such that a position of the weight member within the channel is able to be adjusted, thereby adjusting a location of a center of gravity of the body. Additionally, adjustment of the weight member provides a maximum x-axis adjustment range of the position of the center of gravity (Max ?CGx) that is greater than 2 mm and a maximum z-axis adjustment range of the center of gravity (Max ?CGz) that is less than 2 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Reeve Nielson, Nathan T. Sargent, Christopher John Harbert, Todd P. Beach, Brian Bazzel, Mark Vincent Greaney, Christian Reber Wester, Craig Richard Slyfield, Matthew David Johnson, Matthew Greensmith, Kraig Alan Willett
  • Patent number: 8590527
    Abstract: A solar collector system includes a plurality of frames. Each frame includes at least a pair of spaced apart side members, a plurality of cross members connected to the side members, the cross members pivotally moveable from a shipping configuration to a deployed configuration wherein in the deployed configuration, each cross member is positioned relative to an adjacent cross member with a predetermined angle, and a plurality of stantions extending from the frames. The solar collector system further includes a plurality of heliostats, each heliostat mounted to one of the stantions, and a plurality of ballasts coupled to the frames, each ballast having a lower surface contacting the ground without substantially penetrating the ground to maintain a position of the frames on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Gregg Luconi, Chris Gregory, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Jason Blair, Peter Raymond Zarzaca
  • Patent number: 8449692
    Abstract: Systems and methods of heliostat reflector cleaning via a vehicle in a heliostat field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Esolar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blair, Stephen Brawner, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Christian Gregory, Marc Grossman, Gregg Luconi, Carter Moursund, Ulrik Pilegaard, Steven Schell, Craig Tyner
  • Publication number: 20100206294
    Abstract: Systems and methods of heliostat reflector cleaning via a vehicle in a heliostat field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: JASON BLAIR, Stephen Brawner, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Christian Gregory, Marc Grossman, Gregg Luconi, Carter Moursund, Ulrik Pilegaard, Steven Schell, Craig Tyner
  • Publication number: 20090007901
    Abstract: A solar collector system includes a plurality of frames. Each frame includes at least a pair of spaced apart side members, a plurality of cross members connected to the side members, the cross members pivotally moveable from a shipping configuration to a deployed configuration wherein in the deployed configuration, each cross member is positioned relative to an adjacent cross member with a predetermined angle, and a plurality of stantions extending from the frames. The solar collector system further includes a plurality of heliostats, each heliostat mounted to one of the stantions, and a plurality of ballasts coupled to the frames, each ballast having a lower surface contacting the ground without substantially penetrating the ground to maintain a position of the frames on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Gregg Luconi, Chris Gregory, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Jason Blair
  • Patent number: 6642421
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a method for isolating conducting polymer precursors by contacting a non-basic heterocyclic nitrogen containing hydrocarbon stream having a boiling point of from 232° C. (450° F.) to 566° C. (1050° F.) with an effective amount of a treating agent selected from the group consisting of alkylene and polyalkylene glycols and glycol ethers and mixtures thereof, having a molecular weight of less than 1000 and 1200, respectively, at conditions effective to maintain the reactants in a liquid phase to produce a first stream enriched in non-basic heterocyclic nitrogen containing hydrocarbon compounds and a second treated stream having a decreased non-basic heterocyclic nitrogen content. Optionally, an effective amount of a mineral acid may be added to the treating agent to enhance the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Mark Alan Greaney, John N. Begasse
  • Patent number: 6641716
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a method for isolating conducting polymer precursors by contacting a non-basic heterocyclic nitrogen containing hydrocarbon stream having a boiling point of from 232° C. (450° F.) to 566° C. (1050° F.) with an effective amount of a treating agent selected from monohydroxyl alcohols having a density at 25° C. of less than 0.90 g/cm3 and mixtures thereof, at conditions effective to maintain the reactants in a liquid phase to produce a first stream enriched in non-basic heterocyclic nitrogen containing hydrocarbon compounds and a second treated stream having a decreased non-basic heterocyclic nitrogen content. Optionally, an effective amount of mineral acid may be added to the hydrocarbon stream to enhance the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Mark Alan Greaney, John N. Begasse
  • Patent number: 6627069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for reducing naphthenic acid content of crude oils and its fractions in the essential absence of oxygen and in the presence of an aqueous base selected from Group IA and IIA hydroxides and ammonium hydroxide and mixtures thereof, a phase transfer agent that is a quaternary onium salt in amounts of from 10−5 to 10−1 at a temperature and pressure effective to produce a treated petroleum feed having a decreased naphthenic acid content and an aqueous phase containing naphthenate salts, phase transfer agent and base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventor: Mark Alan Greaney
  • Patent number: 6531055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for reducing naphthenic acid content of crude oils and its fractions in the presence of an aqueous base selected from Group IA and IIA hydroxides and ammonium hydroxide and mixtures thereof, a phase transfer agent at a temperature and pressure effective to produce a treated petroleum feed having a decreased naphthenic acid content and an aqueous phase containing naphthenate salts, phase transfer agent and base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventor: Mark Alan Greaney
  • Publication number: 20030019793
    Abstract: This invention relates to reducing the amount of thiols (mercaptans) in petroleum streams, specifically, mercaptans above the five carbon molecular weight range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Mark Alan Greaney, Michael Charles Kerby, Roby Bearden
  • Patent number: 6488840
    Abstract: This invention relates to reducing the amount of thiols (mercaptans) in petroleum streams, specifically, mercaptans above the five carbon molecular weight range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Mark Alan Greaney, Michael Charles Kerby, Roby Bearden, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6352640
    Abstract: The invention describes a method for preparing a low sulfur motor gasoline utilizing ethanol and caustic extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Bruce Randall Cook, Richard Harry Ernst, Mark Alan Greaney
  • Publication number: 20020011430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for reducing naphthenic acid content of crude oils and its fractions in the essential absence of oxygen and in the presence of an aqueous base selected from Group IA and IIA hydroxides and ammonium hydroxide and mixtures thereof, a phase transfer agent that is a quaternary onium salt in amounts of from 10−5 to 10−1 at a temperature and pressure effective to produce a treated petroleum feed having a decreased naphthenic acid content and an aqueous phase containing naphthenate salts, phase transfer agent and base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventor: Mark Alan Greaney
  • Patent number: 6034141
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst for conversion of methanol, ethanol alone or in combination with n-propanol to isobutanol and the process for making and using the catalyst. The catalyst is a noble metal supported on at least a first phase of mixed oxide crystallites containing from about 60 to about 74 atomic % (on a metals basis only) zirconium, from about 21 to about 31 atomic % manganese and from about 5 to about 9 atomic % zinc, and less than about 1 atomic % alkali, a second phase of zirconium-doped hetaerolite particles containing from about 65 to about 69 atomic % manganese, from about 31 to about 35 atomic % zinc, from about 0.5 to about 5 atomic % zirconium, and optionally a trace atomic % of alkali, and a third phase containing from about 29 to about 55 atomic % manganese, from about 13 to about 55 atomic % zinc and from about 13 to about 35 atomic % zirconium. The first phase mixed oxide crystallites have a zirconium oxide-like structure have a particle size of at least about 40 .ANG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Thomas Henry Vanderspurt, Mark Alan Greaney, Daniel Paul Leta, Russell John Koveal, Mark Michael Disko, Angela V. Klaus, Sutinder K. Behal, Robert B. Harris
  • Patent number: 6013176
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for demetallating a petroleum stream by contacting a metals-containing petroleum feed in the presence of a base selected from Group IA and IIA hydroxides and carbonates and ammonium hydroxide and carbonates and mixtures thereof an oxygen containing gas and a phase transfer agent at a temperature of up to 180.degree. C. for a time sufficient to produce a treated petroleum feed having a decreased metals content. The invention provides a method for enhancing the value of petroleum feeds that traditionally have limited use in refineries due to their metals, e.g., Ni and V content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Greaney, Roby Bearden, Jr., Michael Charles Kerby
  • Patent number: 6007705
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for demetallating a petroleum stream by contacting a metals-containing petroleum feed in the presence of an aqueous base selected from Group IA and IIA hydroxides and carbonates and ammonium hydroxide and carbonate and mixtures thereof, an oxygen containing gas and a phase transfer agent at a temperature of up to 180.degree. C. for a time sufficient to produce a treated petroleum feed having a decreased metals content. The invention provides a method for enhancing the value of petroleum feeds that traditionally have limited use in refineries due to their metals, e.g., Ni and V content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co
    Inventors: Mark Alan Greaney, Paul James Polini
  • Patent number: 5965008
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method for decreasing the Conradson carbon content of petroleum streams by forming a mixture of the petroleum stream and an essentially aqueous electrolysis medium, and passing an electric current through the mixture at an anodic voltage and pH sufficient to produce a petroleum fraction having decreased Conradson carbon content. The anodic voltage is from +0.5 to +1.5V vs. SCE. Preferably the pH is acidic. The invention provides a method for enhancing the value of petroleum feeds that traditionally have limited use in refineries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Mark Alan Greaney, Michael Charles Kerby
  • Patent number: 5942101
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a process for electrochemically decreasing the Conradson carbon number of petroleum streams by contacting a Conradson carbon containing petroleum stream and an aqueous electrolysis medium with a low hydrogen overpotential metal cathode at an electric current and pH sufficient to decrease the Conradson carbon of the petroleum stream. The cathode voltage is from 0 V to -3.0 V vs. SCE at a pH of from 7 to 14. The cathode material typically is stainless steel, chromium, copper and nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventor: Mark Alan Greaney
  • Patent number: 5939352
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst for conversion of methanol, ethanol alone or in combination with n-propanol to isobutanol and the process for making and using the catalyst. The catalyst is a noble metal supported on at least a first phase of mixed oxide crystallites containing from about 60 to about 74 atomic % (on a metals basis only) zirconium, from about 21 to about 31 atomic % manganese and from about 5 to about 9 atomic % zinc, and less than about 1 atomic % alkali, a second phase of zirconium-doped hetaerolite particles containing from about 65 to about 69 atomic % manganese, from about 31 to about 35 atomic % zinc, from about 0.5 to about 5 atomic % zirconium, and optionally a trace atomic % of alkali, and a third phase containing from about 29 to about 55 atomic % manganese, from about 13 to about 55 atomic % zinc and from about 13 to about 35 atomic % zirconium. The first phase mixed oxide crystallites have a zirconium oxide-like structure have a particle size of at least about 40 .ANG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Thomas Henry Vanderspurt, Mark Alan Greaney, Daniel Paul Leta, Russell John Koveal, Mark Michael Disko, Angela V. Klaus, Sutinder K. Behal, Robert B. Harris
  • Patent number: 5911859
    Abstract: The invention provides a working electrode for use in an undivided electrochemical cell that is composed of at least one three dimensional accordion pleated sheet member having an open surface area of from zero to 50%. Typically suitable materials include metal mesh and woven fibers. The invention also includes an undivided electrochemical cell, containing the novel working electrode. Finally, the invention includes a method for electrochemically treating a metals-containing hydrocarbon stream in an undivided electrochemical cell by contacting a metals containing hydrocarbon stream with the novel pleated electrode. The invention has broad applicability for treating starting materials that produce electrochemically reversible (redox active) intermediates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Greaney, Paul James Polini