Patents by Inventor Ganesh Rajagopal

Ganesh Rajagopal 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: 10604708
    Abstract: A multi-stage hydrotreating process obtains ultra-low sulfur diesel boiling range hydrocarbon having less than 10 ppm sulfur with elimination of external hot high pressure separator and avoids the formation of recombinant mercaptans by removing excess hydrogen sulfide formed during hydroprocessing reaction. The process includes mixing a diesel boiling range hydrocarbon feedstock with hydrogen and sending to the first predominantly liquid phase hydroprocessing reaction stage. Effluent from the first hydroprocessing reaction stage is sent to first separator zone of open and empty space in the upper part of the second hydroprocessing reaction stage to flash off the dissolved reaction products hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. Liquid part of the effluent of first hydroprocessing reaction stage is passed to the second predominantly liquid phase hydroprocessing reaction stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Ganesh Vitthalrao Butley, Yamini Gupta, Mainak Sarkar, Arun Arangarasu, Madhusudan Sau, Brijesh Kumar, Santanam Rajagopal, Ravinder Kumar Malhotra
  • Patent number: 10443002
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a process for enhancing quality of a hydrocarbon stream. More particularly, the present invention discloses a process for improvement of the combustion quality of a diesel range stream by dissolving an oxygen source in the feed stream before carrying out the oxidation, thereby enhancing the Cetane number, lubricity and reducing emission of the stream. The present invention also discloses a process for enhancing combustion quality of a hydrocarbon stream by carrying out the process in presence of an organometallic catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Mainak Sarkar, Arangarasu Arun, Yamini Gupta, Ganesh Vitthalrao Butley, Madhusudan Sau, Brijesh Kumar, Santanam Rajagopal, Arumugam Sakunthalai Ramadhas, Ravinder Kumar Malhotra
  • Patent number: 8486346
    Abstract: A device and method for extending the useful life of a bulk liquid used in an automated clinical analyzer. Air from the atmosphere surrounding the automated clinical analyzer that displaces the bulk liquid consumed from a container is routed through a gas scrubber in order to remove or at least reduce the quantity of at least one contaminant present in that air. The gas scrubber is positioned between the bulk liquid in the container and the atmosphere surrounding the container. The gas scrubber contains a reagent that is capable of reacting with a contaminant in the atmosphere, whereby a required characteristic(s) of the bulk liquid does (do) not change excessively prior to the date that the bulk liquid is consumed. For example, if the contaminant is carbon dioxide, and the required characteristic of the bulk liquid is the level of pH of the bulk liquid, the reagent in the gas scrubber prevents the level of pH of the bulk liquid from changing excessively prior to the date that the bulk liquid is consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Gregory A. Blackwell, Patrick P. Fritchie, Ganesh Rajagopal, James W. Whitt
  • Patent number: 8449839
    Abstract: A system for removing liquid waste from an automated diagnostic instrument. The system comprises (a) an accumulator having at least one inlet for waste liquids and at least one outlet for waste liquids; (b) a vacuum sub-system connected to the accumulator, the vacuum sub-system comprising a vacuum pump; and (c) a drain portion for removing waste liquids comprising a peristaltic pump having spring-loaded rollers. The liquid waste from the automated diagnostic instrument is moved by a pressure differential created by the vacuum pump and the peristaltic pump having spring-loaded rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Ganesh Rajagopal, James W. Whitt, GeDon G. Berryman, Daniel H. Lains, Brian L. Ochranek, Gregory A. Blackwell, Robert P. Luoma, II, Jack F. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 8434345
    Abstract: An apparatus for improving the procedure for quantifying the volume of liquid dispensed by a liquid-dispensing mechanism of an analytical instrument. The apparatus of this invention comprises (a) at least one weigh cup; (b) at least one standard mass; (c) at least one transducer assembly to convert a value of weight to an electrical response; and (d) at least one electronic circuit for converting the electrical response to a measurement of volume. This invention provides a method for calibrating readings of the volume of liquid dispensed by a liquid-dispensing mechanism of an analytical instruments so that absolute measurements of the volume of liquid dispensed can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Kurt M. Klosterman, Ganesh Rajagopal, Larry R. Jibson, James L. Dempski, Paul A. Matuszewski, Jeffrey W. Stewart, Jeffrey R. Swanson, David M. Tipotsch, Randall E. Youngs, Noman A. Abunimeh
  • Patent number: 8171946
    Abstract: The invention provides probe washing cups and methods. A probe washing cup has a washing well and a waste cup. A drying section is disposed between an open end of the probe washing cup and an inlet plane of the washing well. The drying section has a channel that is aligned with the washing well. The channel has an opening for receiving the probe therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Gregory A. Blackwell, Ganesh Rajagopal
  • Publication number: 20100037921
    Abstract: The invention provides probe washing cups and methods. A probe washing cup has a washing well and a waste cup. A drying section is disposed between an open end of the probe washing cup and an inlet plane of the washing well. The drying section has a channel that is aligned with the washing well. The channel has an opening for receiving the probe therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Gregory A. Blackwell, Ganesh Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 7621282
    Abstract: The invention provides probe washing cups and methods. A probe washing cup has a washing well and a waste cup. A drying section is disposed between an open end of the probe washing cup and an inlet plane of the washing well. The drying section has a channel that is aligned with the washing well. The channel has an opening for receiving the probe therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Blackwell, Ganesh Rajagopal
  • Publication number: 20090282932
    Abstract: A device and method for extending the useful life of a bulk liquid used in an automated clinical analyzer. Air from the atmosphere surrounding the automated clinical analyzer that displaces the bulk liquid consumed from a container is routed through a gas scrubber in order to remove or at least reduce the quantity of at least one contaminant present in that air. The gas scrubber is positioned between the bulk liquid in the container and the atmosphere surrounding the container. The gas scrubber contains a reagent that is capable of reacting with a contaminant in the atmosphere, whereby a required characteristic(s) of the bulk liquid does (do) not change excessively prior to the date that the bulk liquid is consumed. For example, if the contaminant is carbon dioxide, and the required characteristic of the bulk liquid is the level of pH of the bulk liquid, the reagent in the gas scrubber prevents the level of pH of the bulk liquid from changing excessively prior to the date that the bulk liquid is consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Gregory A. Blackwell, Patrick P. Fritchie, Ganesh Rajagopal, James W. Whitt
  • Publication number: 20080154543
    Abstract: A system for removing liquid waste from an automated diagnostic instrument. The system comprises (a) an accumulator having at least one inlet for waste liquids and at least one outlet for waste liquids; (b) a vacuum sub-system connected to the accumulator, said vacuum sub-system comprising a vacuum pump; and (c) a drain portion for removing waste liquids comprising a peristaltic pump having spring-loaded rollers. The liquid waste from the automated diagnostic instrument is moved by means of a pressure differential created by the vacuum pump and the peristaltic pump having spring-loaded rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Ganesh Rajagopal, James W. Whitt, GeDon G. Berryman, Daniel H. Lains, Brian L. Ochranek, Gregory A. Blackwell, Robert P. Luoma, Jack F. Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20060272387
    Abstract: An apparatus for improving the procedure for quantifying the volume of liquid dispensed by a liquid-dispensing mechanism of an analytical instrument. The apparatus of this invention comprises (a) at least one weigh cup; (b) at least one standard mass; (c) at least one transducer assembly to convert a value of weight to an electrical response; and (d) at least one electronic circuit for converting the electrical response to a measurement of volume. This invention provides a method for calibrating readings of the volume of liquid dispensed by a liquid-dispensing mechanism of an analytical instruments so that absolute measurements of the volume of liquid dispensed can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Kurt Klosterman, Ganesh Rajagopal, Larry Jibson, James Dempski, Paul Matuszewski, Jeffrey Stewart, Jeffrey Swanson, David Tipotsch, Randall Youngs, Noman Abunimeh
  • Patent number: 7114368
    Abstract: An apparatus for improving the procedure for quantifying the volume of liquid dispensed by a liquid-dispensing mechanism of an analytical instrument. The apparatus of this invention comprises (a) at least one weigh cup; (b) at least one standard mass; (c) at least one transducer assembly to convert a value of weight to an electrical response; and (d) at least one electronic circuit for converting the electrical response to a measurement of volume. This invention provides a method for calibrating readings of the volume of liquid dispensed by a liquid-dispensing mechanism of an analytical instruments so that absolute measurements of the volume of liquid dispensed can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Kurt M. Klosterman, Ganesh Rajagopal, Larry R. Jibson, James L. Dempski, Paul A. Matuszewski, Jeffrey W. Stewart, Jeffrey R. Swanson, David M. Tipotsch, Randall E. Youngs, Noman A. Abunimeh
  • Publication number: 20050279387
    Abstract: The invention provides probe washing cups and methods. A probe washing cup has a washing well and a waste cup. A drying section is disposed between an open end of the probe washing cup and an inlet plane of the washing well. The drying section has a channel that is aligned with the washing well. The channel has an opening for receiving the probe therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Blackwell, Ganesh Rajagopal
  • Publication number: 20040200260
    Abstract: An apparatus for improving the procedure for quantifying the volume of liquid dispensed by a liquid-dispensing mechanism of an analytical instrument. The apparatus of this invention comprises (a) at least one weigh cup; (b) at least one standard mass; (c) at least one transducer assembly to convert a value of weight to an electrical response; and (d) at least one electronic circuit for converting the electrical response to a measurement of volume. This invention provides a method for calibrating readings of the volume of liquid dispensed by a liquid-dispensing mechanism of an analytical instruments so that absolute measurements of the volume of liquid dispensed can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Kurt M. Klosterman, Ganesh Rajagopal, Larry R. Jibson, James L. Dempski, Paul A. Matuszewski, Jeffrey W. Stewart, Jeffrey R. Swanson, David M. Tipotsch, Randall E. Youngs, Norman A. Abunimeh
  • Patent number: 5682662
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a joining element for joining a tube with a port. The joining element comprises a seal having a bore for accepting the tube, a nut and a ferrule. The ferrule has a bore for accepting the seal and the tube, a retaining member which retains the tube with the ferrule by engaging the tube, and a positive stop which limits engagement of the retaining member and the tube. The nut has a bore for accepting the ferrule and the tube and a bearing surface which engages the positive stop on the ferrule to positively limit engagement of the retaining member and the tube. Still other embodiments provide methods for forming a connection between a tube and a port. One such method comprises inserting the tube into a first member and a second member. The first member is moved with respect to the second member such that the second member is positioned partially within the first member. The first member, the second member and the tube are placed in the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Russell G. Coules, Ganesh Rajagopal, Jefferey W. Stewart
  • Patent number: 5536049
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a joining element for joining a tube with a port. The joining element comprises a seal having a bore for accepting the tube, a nut and a ferrule. The ferrule has a bore for accepting the seal and the tube, a retaining member which retains the tube with the ferrule by engaging the tube, and a positive stop which limits engagement of the retaining member and the tube. The nut has a bore for accepting the ferrule and the tube and a bearing surface which engages the positive stop on the ferrule to positively limit engagement of the retaining member and the tube. Still other embodiments provide methods for forming a connection between a tube and a port. One such method comprises inserting the tube into a first member and a second member. The first member is moved with respect to the second member such that the second member is positioned partially within the first member. The first member, the second member and the tube are placed in the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Russell G. Coules, Ganesh Rajagopal, Jefferey W. Stewart
  • Patent number: 4580172
    Abstract: A document handling machine which is capable of operating at two different fields of view, namely, a wide field of view and a narrow field, of view, incorporates a scanning carriage which moves generally parallel to the plane of a plurality of document copying platens. The scanner carriage incorporates a lens assembly which includes a lens and a CCD array, which assembly is movable within the carriage along the direction of scan and transverse to the direction of scan to define the two fields of view. Movement of the lens array between the respective fields of view is accomplished by interposing a relatively fixed stop which is engaged by the lens assembly while the carriage is being traversed along its main guideways by a scanning drive motor. The fixed stop is selectively engageable with the lens assembly while the carriage is moving, to cause the lens assembly to shift on the carriage between its respective fields of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Ganesh Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 4557372
    Abstract: A belt system of the type having a transparent belt entrained about a pair of support rollers which includes an improved alignment apparatus having a plurality of opaque flags positioned along an edge of the belt and shaped to taper in a transverse dimension, an encoder for detecting movement of the belt about the rollers and generating a signal proportional in frequency to the speed of the belt, a fixed photodetector which senses the passage of a portion of the flag through a narrow window so that the time of passage is determined by the position of the belt and flag relative to the sensor, an adjusting roller actuated by a stepper motor which laterally positions the belt relative to the support rollers, and a microprocessor which determines the position of the belt from the number of pulses generated during a period of time in which the sensor detects the passage of a flag and actuates the stepper motor to position the tracking roller to shift the belt laterally in response to the number of pulses counted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Ganesh Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 4450753
    Abstract: An electro-hydraulic proportional actuator in which the actuator piston position is hydraulically controlled by fluid flow through solenoid valves operable by an electronic control system. An operator control provides an input voltage representing a desired piston position and a transducer generates a voltage representing the actual piston position. The difference between the input and output voltages generates a difference or error signal that is fed into a feedback system including a sample-and-hold circuit. A clock logic system is provided for transmitting the signal from the feedback system to the solenoid valves at predetermined intervals to activate either valve to move the actuator piston in either direction or to activate both valves to hold the piston at a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1984
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Habil S. Basrai, Ganesh Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 4422474
    Abstract: An application of the basic system of patent application Ser. No. 149,065 for operating a remote hydraulic valve. An electro-hydraulic actuator is mechanically linked to the control member of the remote valve. An input control signal is generated by multiplying a signal from a control handle position transducer by a scale factor constant produced by a full control setting with a gain control circuit. The gain control circuit also operates to set the constant to unity in case the signal from the handle position transducer exceeds a predetermined level corresponding to a maximum control handle setting.The control handle itself has four positions: Float, Lower, Neutral and Raise. The handle is biased so that if the handle is released from any position other than Neutral, the handle will go to the Neutral position provided a detent is off. The detent is put in the "off" position by an electrical solenoid which is actuated whenever the supply pressure to the remote valve exceeds a set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1983
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Habil S. Basrai, Ganesh Rajagopal