Patents by Inventor Kevin J. Rapp

Kevin J. Rapp 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: 20180294068
    Abstract: An electrical device containing an enzymatically-degummed vegetable oil is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for insulating and cooling a transformer using enzymatically-degummed vegetable oils, and methods for adding an enzymatically-degummed vegetable oil to an enclosure of an electrical device. Further disclosed are processes for making dielectric fluids using enzyme-degumming of vegetable oils or using enzyme-degummed vegetable oils as the starting material for the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Brent AUFDEMBRINK, Kevin J. Rapp, Charles M. Tanger
  • Patent number: 9997273
    Abstract: An electrical device containing an enzymatically-degummed vegetable oil is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for insulating and cooling a transformer using enzymatically-degummed vegetable oils, and methods for adding an enzymatically-degummed vegetable oil to an enclosure of an electrical device. Further disclosed are processes for making dielectric fluids using enzyme-degumming of vegetable oils or using enzyme-degummed vegetable oils as the starting material for the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brent Aufdembrink, Kevin J. Rapp, Charles M. Tanger
  • Publication number: 20150325332
    Abstract: An electrical device containing an enzymatically-degummed vegetable oil is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for insulating and cooling a transformer using enzymatically-degummed vegetable oils, and methods for adding an enzymatic ally-degummed vegetable oil to an enclosure of an electrical device. Further disclosed are processes for making dielectric fluids using enzyme-degumming of vegetable oils or using enzyme-degummed vegetable oils as the starting material for the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Brent AUFDEMBRINK, Kevin J. Rapp, Charles M. Tanger
  • Patent number: 8801975
    Abstract: An electrical device having therein a dielectric fluid composition, wherein the dielectric fluid composition includes at least one refined, bleached and deodorized vegetable oil and at least one antioxidant, wherein the dielectric fluid composition has a pour point of less than about ?20° C. as measured according to either of ASTM D97 or ASTM D5950.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rapp, Charles Patrick McShane, Gary A. Gauger, Arthur W. Lemm
  • Patent number: 8617434
    Abstract: A dielectric fluid comprising hydrocarbon liquid admixed with an ester-based compound, wherein the ester-based compound is present in an effective amount to impart breakdown inhibiting properties to a paper insulation material when the dielectric fluid is in contact with the paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rapp, Jerry L. Corkran, Gary A. Gauger, Charles P. McShane
  • Patent number: 8361351
    Abstract: A dielectric fluid comprising hydrocarbon liquid admixed with an ester-based compound, wherein the ester-based compound is present in an effective amount to impart breakdown inhibiting properties to a paper insulation material when the dielectric fluid is in contact with the paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rapp, Jerry L. Corkran, Gary A. Gauger, Charles Patrick McShane
  • Publication number: 20120139679
    Abstract: A dielectric fluid comprising hydrocarbon liquid admixed with an ester-based compound, wherein the ester-based compound is present in an effective amount to impart breakdown inhibiting properties to a paper insulation material when the dielectric fluid is in contact with the paper material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rapp, Jerry L. Corkran, Gary A. Gauger, C. Patrick McShane
  • Patent number: 8097187
    Abstract: A dielectric fluid comprising hydrocarbon liquid admixed with an ester-based compound, wherein the ester-based compound is present in an effective amount to impart breakdown inhibiting properties to a paper insulation material when the dielectric fluid is in contact with the paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rapp, Jerry L. Corkran, Gary A. Gauger, Charles Patrick McShane
  • Publication number: 20110012071
    Abstract: A dielectric fluid comprising hydrocarbon liquid admixed with an ester-based compound, wherein the ester-based compound is present in an effective amount to impart breakdown inhibiting properties to a paper insulation material when the dielectric fluid is in contact with the paper material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. RAPP, Jerry L. CORKRAN, Gary A. GAUGER, C. Patrick MCSHANE
  • Patent number: 7871546
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a dielectric fluid for use in electrical equipment comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. In another aspect the invention provides devices for generating and distributing electrical energy that incorporate a dielectric fluid comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. Methods of retrofilling electrical equipment with vegetable oil based dielectric fluids also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry L. Corkran, Charles Patrick McShane, Kevin J. Rapp, Gary A. Gauger, Richard A. Harthun
  • Patent number: 7815821
    Abstract: A dielectric fluid comprising hydrocarbon liquid admixed with an ester-based compound, wherein the ester-based compound is present in an effective amount to impart breakdown inhibiting properties to a paper insulation material when the dielectric fluid is in contact with the paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rapp, Jerry L. Corkran, Gary A. Gauger, Charles Patrick McShane
  • Publication number: 20100097167
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a dielectric fluid for use in electrical equipment comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. In another aspect the invention provides devices for generating and distributing electrical energy that incorporate a dielectric fluid comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. Methods of retrofilling electrical equipment with vegetable oil based dielectric fluids also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry L. Corkran, C. Patrick McShane, Kevin J. Rapp, Gary A. Gauger, Richard A. Harthun
  • Patent number: 7651641
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a dielectric fluid for use in electrical equipment comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. In another aspect the invention provides devices for generating and distributing electrical energy that incorporate a dielectric fluid comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. Methods of retrofilling electrical equipment with vegetable oil based dielectric fluids also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry L. Corkran, C. Patrick McShane, Kevin J. Rapp, Gary A. Gauger, Richard A. Harthun
  • Publication number: 20090194748
    Abstract: A dielectric fluid comprising hydrocarbon liquid admixed with an ester-based compound, wherein the ester-based compound is present in an effective amount to impart breakdown inhibiting properties to a paper insulation material when the dielectric fluid is in contact with the paper material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rapp, Jerry L. Corkran, Gary A. Gauger, C. Patrick McShane
  • Patent number: 7524440
    Abstract: A dielectric fluid comprising hydrocarbon liquid admixed with an ester-based compound, wherein the ester-based compound is present in an effective amount to impart breakdown inhibiting properties to a paper insulation material when the dielectric fluid is in contact with the paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rapp, Jerry L. Corkran, Gary A. Gauger, C. Patrick McShane
  • Publication number: 20080283803
    Abstract: An electrical device having therein a dielectric fluid composition, wherein the dielectric fluid composition includes at least one refined, bleached and deodorized vegetable oil and at least one antioxidant, wherein the dielectric fluid composition has a pour point of less than about ?20° C. as measured according to either of ASTM D97 or ASTM D5950.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rapp, Charles Patrick McShane, Gary A. Gauger, Arthur W. Lemm
  • Patent number: 6905638
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a dielectric fluid for use in electrical equipment comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. In another aspect the invention provides devices for generating and distributing electrical energy that incorporate a dielectric fluid comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. Methods of retrofilling electrical equipment with vegetable oil based dielectric fluids also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry L. Corkran, C. Patrick McShane, Kevin J. Rapp, Gary A. Gauger, Richard A. Harthun
  • Publication number: 20040069975
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a dielectric fluid for use in electrical equipment comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. In another aspect the invention provides devices for generating and distributing electrical energy that incorporate a dielectric fluid comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. Methods of retrofilling electrical equipment with vegetable oil based dielectric fluids also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: Cooper Industries, a Ohio corporation
    Inventors: Jerry L. Corkran, C. Patrick Mcshane, Kevin J. Rapp, Gary A. Gauger, Richard A. Harthun
  • Patent number: 6613250
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a dielectric fluid for use in electrical equipment comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. In another aspect the invention provides devices for generating and distributing electrical energy that incorporate a dielectric fluid comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. Methods of retrofilling electrical equipment with vegetable oil based dielectric fluids also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Patrick McShane, Jerry L. Corkran, Richard A. Harthun, Gary A. Gauger, Kevin J. Rapp
  • Publication number: 20020109128
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a dielectric fluid for use in electrical equipment comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. In another aspect the invention provides devices for generating and distributing electrical energy that incorporate a dielectric fluid comprising a vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend. Methods of retrofilling electrical equipment with vegetable oil based dielectric fluids also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: C. Patrick McShane, Jerry L. Corkran, Richard A. Harthun, Gary A. Gauger, Kevin J. Rapp