Patents by Inventor James A. McGeehan

James A. McGeehan 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: 9523061
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having greater than 400 ppm of boron, based upon the total mass of the composition; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having at least about 1100 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of less than or equal to about 4:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Patent number: 9303229
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having no more than about 400 ppm of boron; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having at least about 1100 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of less than or equal to about 4:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Patent number: 9193931
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having no more than about 600 ppm of boron, based upon the total mass of the composition; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having no more than about 800 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of about 5:1 to about 500:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignees: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Publication number: 20140106998
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having greater than 400 ppm of boron, based upon the total mass of the composition; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having at least about 1100 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of less than or equal to about 4:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicants: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Publication number: 20140106999
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having no more than about 600 ppm of boron, based upon the total mass of the composition; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having no more than about 800 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of about 5:1 to about 500:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicants: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Publication number: 20140100146
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having no more than about 400 ppm of boron; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having at least about 1100 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of less than or equal to about 4:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Publication number: 20130296202
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricating oil composition for internal combustion engines comprising at least one hydrocarbon base stock which is determined to exhibit a 100° C. PVC/40° C. PVC ratio approaching one or greater, and one or more lubricating additives. Also provided is a method for preparing such a composition, which includes determining the 100° C. PVC/40° C. PVC ratio of a hydrocarbon base stock oil, and selecting a hydrocarbon base stock oil which exhibits a 100° C. PVC/40° C. PVC ratio approaching one. One or more lubricating additives are then added to the selected base stock oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Willem VAN DAM, James McGEEHAN, Trevor MILLER, James BOOTH
  • Publication number: 20120145115
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having no more than about 600 ppm of boron, based upon the total mass of the composition; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having no more than about 800 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of about 5:1 to about 500:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicants: Chevron U.S.A, Inc., Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Publication number: 20120145114
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having no more than about 400 ppm of boron; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having, at least about 1100 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of less than or equal to about 4:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicants: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC., CHEVRON ORONITE COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: KENNETH D. NELSON, ALEXANDER B. BOFFA, WILLIAM M. KLEISER, STEPHEN D. STULTS, JAMES A. MCGEEHAN, WIM VAN DAM, RICHARD E. CHERPECK
  • Publication number: 20120145116
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having greater than 400 ppm of boron, based upon the total mass of the composition; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having at least about 1100 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of less than or equal to about 4:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicants: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Patent number: 7956018
    Abstract: A lubricant composition includes a base oil having a consecutive number of carbon atoms and a viscosity index greater than a Viscosity Index Factor calculated by the following equation: 28×Ln(Kinematic Viscosity at 100° C.)+95. The lubricant composition also includes greater than 15 weight % detergent inhibitor (DI) additive package. The lubricant composition has a dynamic viscosity at ?35° C. of less than 6200 mPa·s, a Mini-Rotary Viscosity (MRV) at ?40° C. of less than 60,000 mPa·s, and a Cold Cranking Simulator (CCS) Viscosity at ?35° C. of less than 6200 mPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: James A. McGeehan
  • Publication number: 20100152073
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having no more than about 600 ppm of boron, based upon the total mass of the composition; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having no more than about 800 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of about 5:1 to about 500:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicants: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron U.S.A.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Publication number: 20100152074
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having no more than about 400 ppm of boron; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having at least about 1100 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of less than or equal to about 4:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicants: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron U.S.A.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Publication number: 20100152072
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a sulfur content of up to about 0.4 wt. % and a sulfated ash content of up to about 0.5 wt. % as determined by ASTM D874 is disclosed which comprises (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; (b) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable boron-containing compound having greater than 400 ppm of boron, based upon the total mass of the composition; and (c) at least one oil-soluble or dispersed oil-stable molybdenum-containing compound having at least about 1100 ppm of molybdenum, based upon the total mass of the composition; wherein the lubricating oil composition has a ratio of sulfur to molybdenum of less than or equal to about 4:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicants: Chevron Oronite Company LLC, Chevron U.S.A.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Nelson, Alexander B. Boffa, William M. Kleiser, Stephen D. Stults, James A. McGeehan, Wim Van Dam, Richard E. Cherpeck
  • Publication number: 20090149357
    Abstract: A lubricant composition includes a base oil having a consecutive number of carbon atoms and a viscosity index greater than a Viscosity Index Factor calculated by the following equation: 28×Ln(Kinematic Viscosity at 100° C.)+95. The lubricant composition also includes greater than 15 weight % detergent inhibitor (DI) additive package. The lubricant composition has a dynamic viscosity at ?35° C. of less than 6200 mPa·s, a Mini-Rotary Viscosity (MRV) at ?40° C. of less than 60,000 mPa·s, and a Cold Cranking Simulator (CCS) Viscosity at ?35° C. of less than 6200 mPa·s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: James A. McGeehan