Patents by Inventor Frances E. Lockwood

Frances E. Lockwood 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: 10774287
    Abstract: Traction fluid additive combination that is usable with any traction fluids base stock is provided. To optimize the traction, low temperature viscosity and shear stability performance, a combination of a polyisobutene and a polymethacrylate may be added to a base oil to obtain a traction fluid with good low temperature viscosity without degrading the shear strength properties of the fluid. To minimize foaming of the traction fluid, a combination of one, two, or more anti-foaming agents may be added to the fluid in addition to a standard additive package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Gefei Wu, Ning Ren, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20200202453
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Publication number: 20200196106
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 10623905
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles traveled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Publication number: 20200077231
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 10473009
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for predicting a remaining oil life in an engine of a vehicle. One or more parameters of the engine can be monitored over a period of time. A hot compartment temperature can be determined from the parameter. A condition of the oil can be determined based on the hot compartment temperature, and the condition of the oil can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Vavoline Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Kyla Grace Brooks, Matthew A. Lechleiter, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20190299794
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking charge information of a vehicle. A sensor monitors one or more parameters of the vehicle over a period of time. A telematics device receives and processes the parameters to determine a vehicle telematics information. The telematics device transmits the vehicle telematics information to an entity device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Publication number: 20190276765
    Abstract: raction fluid additive combination that is usable with any traction fluids base stock is provided. To optimize the traction, low temperature viscosity and shear stability performance, a combination of a polyisobutene and a polymethacrylate may be added to a base oil to obtain a traction fluid with good low temperature viscosity without degrading the shear strength properties of the fluid. To minimize foaming of the traction fluid, a combination of one, two, or more anti-foaming agents may be added to the fluid in addition to a standard additive package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: VALVOLINE LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Gefei Wu, Ning Ren, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 10323207
    Abstract: A gear or engine oil or other type of lubricant, which effectively reduces churning losses in a dip lubrication system or any lubrication system where churning loss occur has a surface tension less than 28 mN/m and viscosity less than 400 mPa-sec at 25° C. (about 500 cSt at 25° C.). Formulations include Group I-IV base oil, in combination with an amount of silicone oil effective to decrease the surface tension of the oil, thereby reducing churning losses. When the base oil is prominently Group III, the coefficient of friction of the gear oil is also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Imperial Innovations Limited, Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Anant S. Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Gefei Wu, Xiurong Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190047429
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a battery charging station including a charger connected with a battery of a vehicle, and a cooling system connected external to the vehicle. The cooling system is connected with the vehicle during charging of the battery to prevent overheating of the battery during charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Torkelson, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20180202333
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for predicting a remaining oil life in an engine of a vehicle. One or more parameters of the engine can be monitored over a period of time. A hot compartment temperature can be determined from the parameter. A condition of the oil can be determined based on the hot compartment temperature, and the condition of the oil can be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Kyla Grace Brooks, Matthew A. Lechleiter, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20170191389
    Abstract: A system to change the oil from above the hood includes a reversible motor connected to the oil system, preferably the sump drain. The pump is further connected to a container. The pump initially draws the oil from the oil sump and directs it into an empty container. A full container of oil is then connected to the pump, which is then reversed, pumping the oil new oil into the engine's oil sump. Alternately, the system can be directed to and from the existing oil filter connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: TIMOTHY LEE CAUDILL, Frances E. Lockwood, Amol C. Sawant, Kevin W. Figgatt
  • Publication number: 20170029734
    Abstract: A lubricant formulation which is effective to remove or prevent carbon deposits in internal combustion engines has a solvency as defined by aniline point from about 20 to about 115, a volatility (as measured by NOACK) of less than 15%, an oxidative stability (as measured by PDSC) of above 40 minutes and a base oil viscosity of above 2 and below 10 cSt. The lubricant formulation can be formed from a blend of Group III, IV and V lubricants, in particularly polyalphaolefins, alkylated naphthalenes and polar Group V base stocks such as polyol esters. The carbon deposits can be removed from the engine piston by simply running the engine with the lubricant for one required cycle, or can be used continuously in the engine to prevent buildup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Ying Yang, Frances E. Lockwood, Daniel J. Dotson, Joshua Frederick, Jamie Daasch
  • Publication number: 20160257906
    Abstract: A silicone modified lubricant includes a Group I, II, III, IV or V base oil in combination with a minor amount of a silicone oil. Further, the lubricant includes a dispersant such as a dispersant olefin copolymer which maintains the silicone oil dispersed in the base oil. The silicone oil reduces the surface tension of the lubricant thereby reducing power loss. Preferably the lubricant formation has a surface tension less than 28 mN/m, making it particularly suitable for dip lubrication systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Anant S. Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Gefei Wu, Xiurong Cheng
  • Patent number: 9360103
    Abstract: Energy loss in a dip lubrication system is reduced by reducing the immersion depth of the gear within a pool of oil. This can be accomplished by increasing the pressure within the dip lubrication system which effectively reduces the flow rate of the oil so that the oil remains separated from the oil pool for a longer period of time thereby reducing the oil level and the immersion depth of the gear within the oil pool. Alternately, this can be accomplished by substituting a higher density gas for air which has the same effect. In a third embodiment the immersed gear includes wind vanes that direct air against the oil pool creating a trough which effectively reduces the immersion depth of the gear within the oil pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Anant S. Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20150148272
    Abstract: A gear or engine oil or other type of lubricant, which effectively reduces churning losses in a dip lubrication system or any lubrication system where churning loss occur has a surface tension less than 28 mN/m and viscosity less than 400 mPa-sec at 25° C. (about 500 cSt at 25° C.). Formulations include Group I-IV base oil, in combination with an amount of silicone oil effective to decrease the surface tension of the oil, thereby reducing churning losses. When the base oil is prominently Group III, the coefficient of friction of the gear oil is also reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Anant S Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Gefei Wu, Xiurong Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140048354
    Abstract: Energy loss in a dip lubrication system is reduced by reducing the immersion depth of the gear within a pool of oil. This can be accomplished by increasing the pressure within the dip lubrication system which effectively reduces the flow rate of the oil so that the oil remains separated from the oil pool for a longer period of time thereby reducing the oil level and the immersion depth of the gear within the oil pool. Alternately, this can be accomplished by substituting a higher density gas for air which has the same effect. In a third embodiment the immersed gear includes wind vanes that direct air against the oil pool creating a trough which effectively reduces the immersion depth of the gear within the oil pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: Imperial Innovations Limited, Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Anant S. Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20130042378
    Abstract: A protective garment for a human forearm. The protective garment includes a main body portion having opposing first and second longitudinal ends. There is an interior surface that faces the forearm and an exterior surface that faces away from the forearm. The main body portion includes an expandable wrist band coupled to the first longitudinal end of the main body portion. The exterior surface includes a second plurality of raised portions that is configured to dissipate heat transferred from a heated surface contacting the exterior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: ASHLAND LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Gefei Wu, Douglas E. Taylor, Wen-Chen Su, Joanne M. Stokley, Todd S. Greene, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 8338351
    Abstract: A coating composition and process for generating transparent, near-transparent, and semi-transparent super-hydrophobic coatings on surfaces having a contact angle of greater than 165 degrees. The composition comprises hydrophobic nanoparticles of silsesquioxanes containing adhesion promoter groups and low surface energy groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood, Vinod Kanniah
  • Patent number: 8258206
    Abstract: A hydrophobic coating has been made for use on interior pipe surfaces, exterior boat surfaces, and in many other applications, to reduce drag in fluid flow, thus providing an energy savings. The coating utilizes a blend of organic and/or inorganic polymers with hydrophobic nanoparticles of fumed silica and/or titania in a solvent. The coating solves the problem of poor resistance to UV light and/or abrasion found in previous coatings of similar nature. The coating of the present invention can be made to be translucent and nearly transparent whereas previous coatings of comparable hydrophobicity have all been white or opaque. The coating can be applied in a single application by an easy spraying method and the super hydrophobic property can be achieved by drying the film at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. A preferred coating has good resistance to UV light and some resistance to abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood