Patents by Inventor Charles E. Tucker

Charles E. Tucker 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: 5491265
    Abstract: A process for preparing 6-chloro-2-hexanone which comprises the steps of (a) oxidizing methylcyclopentane with ozone in the presence of a carboxylic acid and for a sufficient period of time to form 1-methylcyclopentanol; (b) reacting said 1-methylcyclopentanol with a suitable amount of an alkali metal hypochlorite in the presence of a carboxylic acid to form 1-methylcyclopentyl hypochlorite; and (c) heating said 1-methylcyclopentyl hypochlorite for a sufficient period of time to form 6-chloro-2-hexanone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Diane E. Allen, Charles E. Tucker, Charles C. Hobbs, Ramakrishnan Chidambaram
  • Patent number: 4661662
    Abstract: A new and improved apparatus is provided to permit a live or hot electrical power line to be cut in the field for line service or other purposes. The apparatus is connected at each end to the line at positions spanning the site of the cut. The attached end portions are then moved closer to each other, easing the tension on the portion of the line to be cut. The apparatus is then connected to the live line with jumper cables, forming a parallel electric circuit. The line is then cut and a cut end tied back. Flow of current through the apparatus is broken. An interrupter in the apparatus suppresses any arc which may tend to form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: Houston Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald J. Finke, Victor J. Mullen, Danny R. Williams, Robert J. Morris, Charles E. Tucker