Patents by Inventor Kim R. Solomon

Kim R. Solomon 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: 20170233666
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and compounds for reducing paraffin or wax deposition in crude oil during processing, storage, or transportation. More specifically, the method comprises contacting the crude oil with a composition in an amount effective to reduce paraffin or was deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Kim R. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20170190950
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions including up to 20 wt % of a paraffin inhibiting polymer and one or more non-polymeric glycol ether compounds, wherein the compositions are stable and flow at a temperature between about 0° C. and ?40° C., in many cases between about ?20 C. and ?40° C. The glycol ether compounds are non-polymeric, are liquids at 20° C. (1 atm) and have boiling points over 100° C., in many cases over 200° C. The compositions are useful paraffin inhibitor concentrates for use in the petroleum industry wherein the concentrates are stable, pumpable, and pourable at temperatures as low as ?40° C. and as high as 60° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kousik Kundu, Kim R. Solomon, Carter Silvernail, Thomas O. Painter, David Fouchard
  • Publication number: 20170190949
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions including up to 20 wt % of a paraffin inhibiting polymer and a non-polymeric ester compound, wherein the compositions flow at a temperature between about 0° C. and ?40° C., or between about ?20° C. and ?40° C. The non-polymeric ester compounds are liquids at 20° C. and atmospheric pressure, and have boiling points over 100° C., in many cases over 200° C. The compositions are useful to inhibit paraffin deposition during petroleum recovery, refining, storing, and transporting under field conditions, wherein the concentrates are pumpable and pourable, do not precipitate, and do not exhibit high pressure buildup inside enclosed containers at temperatures as low as ?40° C. and as high as 60° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kim R. Solomon, David Fouchard, Thomas O. Painter, Jennifer Stokes, Kousik Kundu, Carter Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20170029746
    Abstract: According to the invention, the compositions and methods provide for the complete removal of synthetic glues or adhesives from a plurality of surfaces through the use of amide solvents in combination with surfactants, chelants, acidulants and/or additional bottle wash additives. Beneficially, the compositions and methods are suitable for use at lower temperatures, including below 35° C., and lower pH conditions, including from 5 to 10, from 6 to 9, and from 6 to 8, in comparison to conventional caustic-based adhesive removal compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Clinton Hunt, JR., Kim R. Solomon, Ralf Krack
  • Publication number: 20160326460
    Abstract: In situ cleaning systems and methods of use are disclosed and provide cleaning use solutions with minimal chemical additives providing environmentally-friendly cleaning compositions. The in situ cleaning system provides one or more in situ cleaning components, including water treatment components, oxidizing agent generating component and/or alkalinity generating component, providing a cleaning use solution to a washing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Kim R. Solomon, Keith E. Olson, Erik C. Olson, Michael S. Rischmiller