Patents by Inventor Fernando Alvarez

Fernando Alvarez 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: 20230159508
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds which inhibit RIPK1, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of treatment of RIPK1-mediated diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders, inflammatory disorders, and cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Richard T. LEWIS, Matthew HAMILTON, William J. RAY, Fernando ALVAREZ, Naphtali REYNA, Suyambu Kesava Vijayan RAMASWAMY
  • Patent number: 11425864
    Abstract: A knotter system for a baler, including a needle; a tucker arm; a billhook; and a driver adapted to make the billhook perform at least a first full rotation during the first knot forming cycle and a second full rotation during the second knot forming cycle. The driver comprises a pinion and at least a first and second gear stretch provided along a circumference of a disc. The disc is provided with a recess downstream of at least one of the first gear stretch and the second gear stretch. An obstacle is arranged for engaging the pinion when moving in the recess. The recess and obstacle are configured to rotate the pinion over a determined angle and back to move the upper lip of the billhook away from the lower lip and back after at least one of the first full rotation and the second full rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Karel Naeyaert, Fernando Alvarez Guerra
  • Publication number: 20220135886
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the use of ethylene alkanoate-alkyl acrylate bipolymers with a high randomness monomers distribution, which are synthesized by semicontinuous emulsion polymerization process, characterized because it is carried out using slow addition rate of the pre-emulsion feeding ({dot over (q)}?0.009 kg·L?1·min?1), stabilized this last one by alkyl glycol ether type surfactants, at temperatures higher than 75° C. and with solids contents above 25 wt %, which avoids the formation of large sequences (blocks) of a same monomer. This structural characteristic gives the ethylene alkanoate-alkyl acrylate bipolymers a high efficiency as chemical agents for removal of complex water/crude oil emulsions of crude oil blends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Cesar Andres FLORES SANDOVAL, Flavio Salvador VAZQUEZ MORENO, Fernando ALVAREZ RAMIREZ, Gerardo ZAVALA OLIVARES, Erika GOMEZ BUENDIA, Enrique CEVADA MAYA, Jessica Valeria FUENTES SANTIAGO, Edgar Benedicto ZAMORA GUERRERO, Citlally Janinne VARGAS MARTINEZ
  • Publication number: 20220106530
    Abstract: The present disclosure belongs to the field of chemical products for petroleum conditioning, in particular demulsifying agents. This disclosure concerns the application of terpolymers based on combinations of alkyl acrylates, aminoalkyl acrylates, and alkoxyalkyl acrylates, to destabilize water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions, in order to remove the emulsified water and salts dissolved in it, specifically, in the triphasic separation units for crude oils with API densities from 8 to 40° API.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: César Andrés Flores Sandoval, Flavio Salvador Vázquez Moreno, Fernando Alvarez Ramírez, Gerardo Zavala Olivares, Citlally Janinne Vargas Martínez, Jessica Valeria Fuentes Santiago, Edgar Benedicto Zamora Guerrero, Enrique Cevada Maya, Erika Gómez Buendía
  • Patent number: 11261282
    Abstract: Disclosed are chemical products useful for crude oil conditioning, particularly to demulsifying basic compounds. Disclosed are PEOw-PPOy-PEOw triblock bipolymers, with amphoteric groups, ?-amino acid derivatives, at the chain ends, which destabilize water-in-crude oil (W/O) emulsions, thereby removing emulsified water and salts dissolved salts in the aforementioned phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PETROLEO
    Inventors: Cesar Andres Flores Sandoval, Flavio Salvador Vazquez Moreno, Alfonso Lopez Ortega, Fernando Alvarez Ramirez, Gerardo Zavala Olivares, Jessica Valeria Fuentes Santiago, Edgar Benedicto Zamora Guerrero
  • Publication number: 20220030904
    Abstract: A method for separating a comestible structure into a plurality of comestible structures includes providing at least one comestible structure including at least one score line to a clamping device, clamping a portion of said at least one comestible structure in said clamping device, and separating said portion from a remainder of said at least one comestible structure at said at least one score line via said clamping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Margarita Tecanhuey Gutierrez, Arturo Perez, Fernando Alvarez Peredo, Marcos Adolfo Perez Castillo
  • Patent number: 11229164
    Abstract: A knotter system of a baler for performing a knotter cycle including at least a first knot forming cycle and a second knot forming cycle. The knotter system includes a needle; a tucker arm; a billhook assembly including a billhook with a lower lip and an upper lip mounted pivotally with respect to lower lip; and a driver to make the billhook perform at least a first full rotation and a second full rotation. The billhook assembly is configured to position the upper lip away from the lower lip in a first angular range and to position the upper lip away from the lower lip in a second angular range of at least one of the first and second full rotation. The first angular range is located within a range between 0° and 160°, and the second angular range is located within a range between 160° and 360°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Karel Naeyaert, Fernando Alvarez Guerra
  • Patent number: 11221727
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for creating and editing a visual interlocking block based program in a collaborative communication session. The visual interlocking block based program utilizes a single-page interface divided into an available segments region and a workspace region. Users drag visual program blocks from the available segments region into the workspace region in forming a visual program. The visual program blocks automatically interlock with one another in a pipeline to form an ordered sequence of visual program blocks making up the visual program. Each visual program block includes an icon that defines a specific programming function for a particular type of the visual program block. When arranged in the ordered sequence of the pipeline, the icons of the visual program blocks align to form a hieroglyph that identifies the visual program, a functionality of the visual program, and execution speeds of the visual program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Management L.P.
    Inventors: Jose Fernando Alvarez Rodriguez, David May, Swapnil Parashar, Brian Varley
  • Publication number: 20210277314
    Abstract: A problem the oil industry faces is the presence of great water and salt amounts in crude oil streams, which cannot be easily removed by conventional dehydrating polymers. Moreover, the acid stimulation of wells evokes the chemical degradation of the polyethers and phenolic resins used as demulsifiers, drastically reducing their water and salt removal efficiency. Disclosed herein are new terpolymers which are combinations of three derivative monomers from alkyl acrylate, aminoalkyl acrylate, and carboxyalkyl acrylate, synthesized via emulsion polymerization by semi-continuous process under starving feed conditions, in order to ensure both the homogeneity of the polymer chains and the randomness of the monomers. The dissolutions of the random terpolymers have displayed a comparable, and even superior, water removal efficiency when dosed in light or heavy crude oils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Cesar Andres FLORES SANDOVAL, Flavio Salvador VAZQUEZ MORENO, Fernando ALVAREZ RAMIREZ, Gerardo ZAVALA OLIVARES, Jessica Valeria FUENTES SANTIAGO, Edgar Benedicto ZAMORA GUERRERO, Citlally Janinne VARGAS MARTINEZ
  • Patent number: 11021799
    Abstract: Electrode-supported tubular solid-oxide electrochemical cells suitable for use in electrochemical synthesis and processes for manufacturing such are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Low Emission Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Fernando Alvarez, Lauren Beverly Sammes
  • Publication number: 20210154204
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds which inhibit RIPK1, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of treatment of RIPK1-mediated diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders, inflammatory disorders, and cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Richard T. LEWIS, Matthew HAMILTON, William J. RAY, Fernando ALVAREZ, Naphtali REYNA, Jason CROSS, Suyambu Kesava Vijayan RAMASWAMY
  • Publication number: 20210147595
    Abstract: Nowadays, one of the major problems of the oil industry is the presence of large amounts of water and salts, which cannot be efficiently removed by conventional dehydrating polymers. In addition, the acid stimulation operations of petroleum wells cause the chemical degradation of demulsifiers such as polyethers and phenolic resins, reducing drastically their efficiency as water and salt removers. Based on aforementioned, a series of new copolymers has been developed, where the copolymers are combinations of an acrylic and an aminoacrylic monomer and are synthesized by semi-continuous emulsion polymerization (under starved feed conditions), which ensures both the homogeneity of the different chains as well as the randomness of the monomers distribution. The solutions of one of these random copolymers have shown an efficiency similar or superior to combinations of two or three block copolymers (formulations), when they are applied in light or heavy crude oils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Edgar Ivan Hernandez Carbajal, César Andrés Flores Sandoval, Fernando Álvarez Ramírez, Alfonso López Ortega, Rodrigo de Jesús García Jiménez, Gerardo Zavala Olivares, Juan de la Cruz Clavel López, Flavio Salvador Vázquez Moreno
  • Patent number: 10982031
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the application of terpolymers based on alkyl acrylates as defoamers of gasified crude oils, with densities between 10 and 40° API. The evaluation of terpolymers based on alkyl acrylates at conditions similar to those of gas-liquid separators has shown that the terpolymers are efficient as inhibitors of the foam formation in heavy and super-heavy crude oil, abating the foam between 15 and 50% faster than in non-dosed crude oil (blank). Even some acrylic terpolymers exhibited a greater efficiency as defoamers than that of commercial silicon-based polymers, which promoting the defoaming only 20-25% faster than the blank collapse. The employ of silicones as defoamers presents serious problems as the formation of deposits and the deactivation of catalysts in the refining processes. This situation has provoked that refineries in Mexico and a worldwide ban the application of this kind of inorganic polymers, and new silicon-free defoaming agents are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PETROLEO
    Inventors: Edgar Iván Hernández Carbajal, Alfonso López Ortega, César Andrés Flores Sandoval, Fernando Alvarez Ramírez, Juan de la Cruz Clavel López, Flavio Salvador Vázquez Moreno, Enrique Cevada Maya
  • Patent number: 10975185
    Abstract: Nowadays, one of the major problems of the oil industry is the presence of large amounts of water and salts, which cannot be efficiently removed by conventional dehydrating polymers. In addition, the acid stimulation operations of petroleum wells cause the chemical degradation of demulsifiers such as polyethers and phenolic resins, reducing drastically their efficiency as water and salt removers. Based on aforementioned, a series of new copolymers has been developed; these copolymers are combinations of an acrylic and an aminoacrylic monomer and they are synthesized by semi-continuous emulsion polymerization (under starved feed conditions), which ensures both the homogeneity of the different chains as well as the randomness of the monomers distribution. The solutions of one of these random copolymers have shown an efficiency similar or superior to combinations of two or three block copolymers (formulations), when they are applied in light or heavy crude oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PETROLEO
    Inventors: Edgar Iván Hernández Carbajal, César Andrés Flores Sandoval, Fernando Álvarez Ramírez, Alfonso López Ortega, Rodrigo De Jesús García Jiménez, Gerardo Zavala Olivares, Juan de la Cruz Clavel López, Flavio Salvador Vázquez Moreno
  • Publication number: 20210094951
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds which inhibit RIPK1, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of treatment of RIPK1-mediated diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders, inflammatory disorders, and cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Richard T. LEWIS, Matthew HAMILTON, William J. RAY, Fernando ALVAREZ, Naphtali REYNA, Jason CROSS, Suyambu Kesava Vijayan RAMASWAMY
  • Publication number: 20210094921
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds which inhibit RIPK1, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of treatment of RIPK1-mediated diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders, inflammatory disorders, and cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Richard T. LEWIS, Matthew Michael HAMILTON, William J. RAY, Fernando ALVAREZ, Dana E. PFAFFINGER, Naphtali REYNA, Jason CROSS, Suyambu Kesava Vijayan RAMASWAMY, Nicole A. RICHARDS
  • Publication number: 20200400737
    Abstract: Method for evaluating and qualifying of the functional characteristics of PD measuring and diagnostic instruments, which comprises the following stages: generation (1) either from a scale HV testing setup (100) or from an arbitrary function generator of at least one PD reference pulse test series characteristic of a type of electrical defects representative of HV grids, generation of at least one electrical noise signal (9), superposition (14) without galvanic connection of one or more of the series of PD reference pulses generated corresponding to a specific functional characteristic of the measuring and diagnostic instrument for discrete values of charge and of the generated electrical noise signal(s), and Evaluation and qualification (15) of said functional characteristic of the measuring and diagnostic instrument, supplying the superposition of signals and reading to compare with the expected values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: FERNANDO GARNACHO VECINO, FERNANDO ALVAREZ GOMEZ, ABDERRAHIM KHAMLICHI EL KHAMLICHI
  • Publication number: 20200347173
    Abstract: Disclosed are chemical products useful for crude oil conditioning, particularly to demulsifying basic compounds. Disclosed are PEOw-PPOy-PEOw triblock bipolymers, with amphoteric groups, ?-amino acid derivatives, at the chain ends, which destabilize water-in-crude oil (W/O) emulsions, thereby removing emulsified water and salts dissolved salts in the aforementioned phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Cesar Andres FLORES SANDOVAL, Flavio Salvador VAZQUEZ MORENO, Alfonso LOPEZ ORTEGA, Fernando ALVAREZ RAMIREZ, Gerardo ZAVALA OLIVARES, Jessica Valeria FUENTES SANTIAGO, Edgar Benedicto ZAMORA GUERRERO
  • Patent number: 10793783
    Abstract: A problem of the crude oil industry is the presence of large amounts of water and salts, which can not be efficiently removed by conventional dehydrating polymers. In addition, the acid stimulation operations of petroleum wells cause the chemical degradation of demulsifiers such as polyethers and phenolic resins, reducing drastically their efficiency as water and salt removers. Disclosed herein is a series of new copolymers that are combinations of an alkyl acrylate and a carboxyalkyl acrylate, synthesized by semi-continuous emulsion polymerization (under starved feed conditions), which ensures both the homogeneity of the different chains as well as the randomness of the monomers distribution. The acrylic-carboxyacrylic copolymers show good performance as water/oil emulsion breaker initiators, water droplet coalescers and clarifiers of the remaining aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo
    Inventors: Cesar Andres Flores Sandoval, Marco Antonio Chavez Mora, Edgar Benedicto Zamora Guerrero, Alfonso Lopez Ortega, Gerardo Zavala Olivares, Fernando Alvarez Ramirez, Flavio Salvador Vazquez Moreno
  • Publication number: 20200137960
    Abstract: A knotter system for a baler, including a needle; a tucker arm; a billhook; and a driver adapted to make the billhook perform at least a first full rotation during the first knot forming cycle and a second full rotation during the second knot forming cycle. The driver comprises a pinion and at least a first and second gear stretch provided along a circumference of a disc. The disc is provided with a recess downstream of at least one of the first gear stretch and the second gear stretch. An obstacle is arranged for engaging the pinion when moving in the recess. The recess and obstacle are configured to rotate the pinion over a determined angle and back to move the upper lip of the billhook away from the lower lip and back after at least one of the first full rotation and the second full rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Karel Naeyaert, Fernando Alvarez Guerra