Patents by Inventor Albert Rossi

Albert Rossi 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).

  • Patent number: 5435926
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an oil-soluble fuel and lubricating oil additive comprising at least one terminally unsaturated ethylene alpha-olefin polymer of 300 to 20,000 number average molecular weight substituted with mono- or dicarboxylic acid producing moieties (preferably dicarboxylic acid or anhydride moieties), wherein the terminal unsaturation comprises terminal ethenylidene unsaturation. The mono- and dicarboxylic acid or anhydride substituted polymers of this invention are useful per se as additives to lubricating oils, and can also be reacted with a nucleophilic reagent, such as amines, alcohols, amino alcohols and reactive metal compounds, to form products which are also useful fuel and lubricating oil additives, e.g., as dispersants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Gutierrez, Robert A. Kleist, Won R. Song, Albert Rossi, Howard W. Turner, Howard C. Welborn, deceased, Robert D. Lundberg
  • Patent number: 5433757
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an oil-soluble fuel and lubricating oil additive comprising at least one terminally unsaturated ethylene alpha-olefin polymer of 300 to 20,000 number average molecular weight substituted with mono- or dicarboxylic acid producing moieties (preferably dicarboxylic acid or anhydride moieties), wherein the terminal unsaturation comprises terminal ethenylidene unsaturation. The mono- and dicarboxylic acid or anhydride substituted polymers of this invention are useful per se as additives to lubricating oils, and can also be reacted with a nucleophilic reagent, such as amines, alcohols, amino alcohols and reactive metal compounds, to form products which are also useful fuel and lubricating oil additives, e.g., as dispersants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Won R. Song, Albert Rossi, Howard W. Turner, Howard C. Welborn, Robert D. Lundberg, Antonio Gutierrez, Robert A. Kleist
  • Patent number: 5350532
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an oil-soluble fuel and lubricating oil additive comprising at least one terminally unsaturated ethylene alpha-olefin polymer of 300 to 20,000 number average molecular weight substituted with mono- or dicarboxylic acid producing moieties (preferably dicarboxylic acid or anhydride moieties), wherein the terminal unsaturation comprises terminal ethenylidene unsaturation. The mono- and dicarboxylic acid or anhydride substituted polymers of this invention are useful per se as additives to lubricating oils, and can also be reacted with a nucleophilic reagent, such as amines, alcohols, amino alcohols and reactive metal compounds, to form products which are also useful fuel and lubricating oil additives, e.g., as dispersants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Won R. Song, Albert Rossi, Howard W. Turner, Howard C. Welborn, Robert D. Lundberg, Antonio Gutierrez, Robert A. Kleist
  • Patent number: 5277833
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an oil-soluble lubricating oil additive comprising at least one terminally unsaturated ethylene alpha-olefin polymer of 300 to 10,000 number average molecular weight substituted with mono- or dicarboxylic acid producing moieties (preferably dicarboxylic acid or anhydride moieties), wherein the terminal unsaturation comprises terminal ethenylidene unsaturation. The mono- and dicarboxylic acid or anhydride substituted polymers of this invention are useful per se as additives to lubricating oils, and can also be reacted with a nucleophilic reagent, such as amines, alcohols, amino alcohols and reactive metal compounds, to form products which are also useful lubricating oil additives, e.g., as dispersants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Won R. Song, Albert Rossi, Howard W. Turner, Howard C. Welborn, Robert D. Lungberg, Antonio Gutierrez, Robert A. Kleist
  • Patent number: 5266223
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an oil-soluble fuel and lubricating oil additive comprising at least one terminally unsaturated ethylene alpha-olefin polymer of 300 to 20,000 number average molecular weight substituted with mono- or dicarboxylic acid producing moieties (preferably dicarboxylic acid or anhydride moieties), wherein the terminal unsaturation comprises terminal ethenylidene unsaturation. The mono- and dicarboxylic acid or anhydride substituted polymers of this invention are useful per se as additives to lubricating oils, and can also be reacted with a nucleophilic reagent, such as amines, alcohols, amino alcohols and reactive metal compounds, to form products which are also useful fuel and lubricating oil additives, e.g., as dispersants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Won R. Song, Albert Rossi, Howard W. Turner, Howard C. Welborn, Robert D. Lundberg, Antonio Gutierrez, Robert A. Kleist
  • Patent number: 5229022
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an oil-soluble fuel and lubricating oil additive comprising at least one terminally unsaturated ethylene alpha-olefin polymer of 300 to 20,000 number average molecular weight substituted with mono- or dicarboxylic acid producing moieties (preferably dicarboxylic acid or anhydride moieties), wherein the terminal unsaturation comprises terminal ethenylidene unsaturation. The mono- and dicarboxylic acid or anhydride substituted polymers of this invention are useful per se as additives to lubricating oils, and can also be reacted with a nucleophilic reagent, such as amines, alcohols, amino alcohols and reactive metal compounds, to form products which are also useful fuel and lubricating oil additives, e.g., as dispersants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Won R. Song, Albert Rossi, Howard W. Turner, Howard C. Welborn, Robert D. Lundberg, Antonio Gutierrez, Robert A. Kleist
  • Patent number: 5112510
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition exhibiting improved flow properties, specifically low temperature flow properties, and viscometric properties, particularly low temperature viscometric properties comprising lubricating oil and(i) an amount effective to improve the low temperature flow properties of said lubricating oil composition of additive consisting essentially of at least one low molecular weight non-ethylene containing polymer or interpolymer containing pendent ester groups comprising repeating methylene units derived from mixture of aliphatic alcohols, said mixture containing at least about 25 weight percent C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Rossi
  • Patent number: 4963279
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition comprising lubricating oil and(i) an amount effective to improve the low temperature flow properties of said lubricating oil composition of additive consisting essentially of at least one law molecular weight polymer or interpolymer of unsaturated carboxy ester represented by the formula ##STR1## wherein R' is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and COOR, and R is a C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Celio Rosental, Albert Rossi
  • Patent number: 4957650
    Abstract: There is disclosed a lubricating oil composition containing a dual additive combination for reducing the low temperature viscosity properties thereof. Such additive combination comprises a Component A, e.g., a polymethacrylate or esterified styrene/maleic anhydride copolymer and a Component B, e.g., sorbitan tristearate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Rossi, John P. Szykowski, Robert D. Tack
  • Patent number: 4839074
    Abstract: Compositions are disclosed for improving at least the low temperature flow properties of lubricating oils. The compositions are dual additives including a first component which is a polymer or interpolymer of a C.sub.14 carboxylate, such as a C.sub.14 -dialkyl fumarate/vinyl acetate interpolymer, and a second component which is a lubricating oil flow improver comprising a non-ethylene containing polymer or interpolymer such as dialkyl fumarate/vinyl acetate interpolymer, esterified styrene/maleic anhydride interpolymer, or esterified olefin/maleic anhydride interpolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Rossi, Robert Tack, Kenneth Lewtas, Jose Alves
  • Patent number: 4826615
    Abstract: There is disclosed a lubricating oil composition containing a dual additive combination for reducing the low temperature viscosity properties thereof. Such additive combination comprises a Component A, e.g., a polymethacrylate or esterified styrene/maleic anhydride copolymer and a Component B, e.g., sorbitan tristearate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Rossi, John P. Szykowski, Robert D. Tack
  • Patent number: 4810260
    Abstract: The low temperature properties of a distillate petroleum fuel oil boiling in the range 120.degree. C. to 500.degree. C., and whose 20% and 90% distillation points differ by less than 100.degree. C., and/or whose Final Boiling Point is in the range 340.degree. C. to 370.degree. C. are improved by the addition of a polymer or copolymer having at least 25 wt. % of n-alkyl groups of average number of carbon atoms from 12 to 14 with no more than 10 wt. % containing more than 14 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Tack, Sarah L. Pearce, Albert Rossi
  • Patent number: 4713088
    Abstract: The low temperature properties of a distillate petroleum fuel oil boiling in the range 120.degree. C. to 500.degree. C., and whose 20% and 90% distillation points differ by less than 100.degree. C., and/or whose Final Boiling Point is in the range 340.degree. C. to 370.degree. C. are improved by the addition of a polymer or copolymer having at least 25 wt. % of n-alkyl groups of average number of carbon atoms from 12 to 14 with no more than 10 wt. % containing more than 14 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Exxon Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Tack, Sarah L. Pearce, Albert Rossi
  • Patent number: 4594142
    Abstract: A solvent dewaxing process is described comprising mixing a waxy hydrocarbon oil, preferably a waxy petroleum oil, most preferably a waxy lube or specialties oil, with dewaxing solvent and a dewaxing aid comprising (A) a dialkylfumarate-vinyl laurate copolymer and (B) a wax-naphthalene condensation copolymer, a dialkyl fumarate-vinyl acetate copolymer or an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer and chilling the mixture to yield a slurry comprising solid particles of precipitated wax and a solution of dewaxed oil and solvent and separating said solid wax from dewaxed oil solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Biddanda U. Achia, Abraham R. DeKraker, Albert Rossi
  • Patent number: 4569679
    Abstract: An additive concentrate for incorporation into wax containing petroleum fuel oil compositions to improve low temperature flow properties comprising an oil solution containing:(A) a C.sub.30 -C.sub.300 oil-soluble nitrogen salt and/or amide compound wax crystal growth inhibitor formed by reaction of alicyclic C.sub.4 to C.sub.10 carboxylic acid and long chain secondary amine;(B) an organic acid to improve the solubility of (A) in the oil, which acid includes non-linear carboxylic acids including branched or unsaturated fatty acids, aromatic acids, e.g. benzoic acid, phenols, and organic phosphorus containing acids; and(C) a copolymer of ethylene and an unsaturated ester, e.g. vinyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventor: Albert Rossi
  • Patent number: 4546137
    Abstract: An additive combination for improving the cold flow properties of distillate fuels comprises a combination of:(A) a distillate flow improver which is an ethylene containing polymer, preferably a copolymer of ethylene with unsaturated esters, e.g. vinyl acetate;(B) a hydrocarbon polymer of C.sub.2 to C.sub.30 olefin of number average molecular weight of 10.sup.3 to 10.sup.6 or derivatized version thereof, for example copolymers of ethylene and propylene, or polyisobutylene, which are used as lubricating oil V.I. improvers; and(C) a polar oil soluble compound which includes amides, salts, carboxylates, sulfonates, sulfates, phosphates, phenates and borates, having hydrocarbon solubilizing groups, for example salts and amides of polycarboxylic acid such as phthalic anhydride reacted with hydrogenated secondary tallow amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Albert Rossi, David H. Rehrer, Alexis A. Oswald, Kenneth Lewtas, Robert D. Tack
  • Patent number: 4537602
    Abstract: An additive concentrate for incorporation into wax containing petroleum fuel oil compositions to improve low temperature flow properties comprising an oil solution containing:(a) 3% to 90 wt. % of a C.sub.30 -C.sub.300 oil-soluble nitrogen compound wax crystal growth inhibitor having at least one straight C8-C40 alkyl chain and partial esters,and(b) at least one mole per mole of (a) of an organic acid capable of hydrogen bonding with (a) to improve the solubility of (a) in the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Albert Rossi, Kenneth Lewtas
  • Patent number: 4514314
    Abstract: An oil soluble copolymer, useful as a pour point depressant for lubricating oils, is a C.sub.22 -C.sub.40, preferably C.sub.32 -C.sub.36, branched alkyl ester based polymer. These alkyl esters of copolymers are essentially free of olefinic unsaturation and have a number average molecular weight of from 1,000 to 40,000, preferably 2,000 to 15,000, optimally 2,000 to 8,000.These alkyl ester copolymers are usefully admixed with lubricants in an amount of from 0.01 to 2 wt. % based on the total weight of the admixture and are of the class consisting of a C.sub.22 -C.sub.40 branched alkyl ester of a copolymer of a C.sub.2 to C.sub.20 1-olefin and maleic anhydride and di-(2-[C.sub.22 to C.sub.40 ] alkyl) fumarate-vinyl C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkylate e.g. acetate copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventor: Albert Rossi
  • Patent number: 4375973
    Abstract: An additive combination for improving the cold flow properties of distillate fuels comprises a combination of:(A) a distillate flow improver which is an ethylene containing polymer, preferably a copolymer of ethylene with unsaturated esters, e.g. vinyl acetate;(B) a hydrocarbon polymer of C.sub.2 to C.sub.30 olefin of number average molecular weight of 10.sup.3 to 10.sup.6 or derivatized version thereof, for example copolymers of ethylene and propylene, or polyisobutylene, which are used as lubricating oil V.I. improvers; and(C) a polar oil soluble compound which includes amides, salts, carboxylates, sulfonates, sulfates, phosphates, phenates and borates, having hydrocarbon solubilizing groups, for example salts and amides of polycarboxylic acid such as phthalic anhydride reacted with hydrogenated secondary tallow amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1983
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Albert Rossi, David H. Rehrer, Alexis A. Oswald, Kenneth Lewtas, Robert D. Tack
  • Patent number: 4240916
    Abstract: An oil-soluble copolymer, useful as a pour point depressant for lubricating oils, is composed of about equimolar amounts of 1-olefins and maleic anhydride, said 1-olefins being a mixture comprising from about 25 to 75, preferably 30 to 55, mole percent of straight chain C.sub.20 -C.sub.24 1-olefins and from about 25 to 75, preferably 45 to 70, mole percent of C.sub.10 -C.sub.14 1-olefins.These useful copolymers are oil-soluble, essentially free of olefinic unsaturation and have a number average molecular weight of from 1,000 to 30,000. Pour point depressant activity of said copolymers is enhanced by esterification with a C.sub.1 to C.sub.8 alcohol, e.g. 2-ethyl hexanol.The copolymers are usefully admixed with lubricants in an amount of from 0.01 to 3 wt. % based on the total weight of the admixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Co.
    Inventor: Albert Rossi