Patents by Inventor Michael P. Anderson

Michael P. Anderson 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: 20210277815
    Abstract: An exhaust aftertreatment device includes a housing defining an inlet and an outlet. A plurality of first substrate layers are positioned within the housing in fluid receiving communication with the inlet. The plurality of first substrate layers define a first flow direction, and the plurality of first substrate layers comprise a passive NOx adsorber washcoat. A plurality of second substrate layers are positioned within the housing with the first and second substrate layers being layered in alternating order. The plurality of second substrate layers define a second flow direction perpendicular to the first flow direction, and the plurality of second substrate layers comprise a selective catalytic reduction washcoat. A connecting passage is in fluid receiving communication with the plurality of first substrate layers and in fluid providing communication with the plurality of second substrate layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: CUMMINS INC.
    Inventors: Lars Krister Henrichsen, Krishna P. Chliumukuru, Michael Haas, Mathew L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7160728
    Abstract: The invention is a method to improve the prediction of the corrosivity of organic acids in petroleum crudes, feedstocks and distillation fractions by providing a more accurate, repeatable, and rapid means of determining the TAN from the IR spectrum of the material. The method can be easily practiced in refinery, terminal, and assay laboratories. It can be used in conjunction with models and hardware to optimize the usage and improve the valuation of corrosive feed stocks. The invention can be implemented on-line for blending optimization. It comprises the steps of irradiating a heated petroleum sample with IR radiation to produce its IR absorption spectrum, and predicting the TAN from the spectrum using a linear, multivariate regression model. The IR TAN value is then used as input to blending, valuation, and corrosion models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Robert J. L. Chimenti, Gerald M. Halpern, Patricia H. Kalamaras, Michael P. Anderson, Maureen Iannucci
  • Publication number: 20040106204
    Abstract: The invention is a method to improve the prediction of the corrosivity of organic acids in petroleum crudes, feedstocks and distillation fractions by providing a more accurate, repeatable, and rapid means of determining the TAN from the IR spectrum of the material. The method can be easily practiced in refinery, terminal, and assay laboratories. It can be used in conjunction with models and hardware to optimize the usage and improve the valuation of corrosive feed stocks. The invention can be implemented on-line for blending optimization. It comprises the steps of irradiating a heated petroleum sample with IR radiation to produce its IR absorption spectrum, and predicting the TAN from the spectrum using a linear, multivariate regression model. The IR TAN value is then used as input to blending, valuation, and corrosion models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Robert J. L. Chimenti, Gerald M. Halpern, Patricia H. Kalamaras, Michael P. Anderson, Maureen Lannucci
  • Publication number: 20020006667
    Abstract: The invention is a method to improve the prediction of the corrosivity of organic acids in petroleum crudes, feedstocks and distillation fractions by providing a more accurate, repeatable, and rapid means of determining the TAN from the IR spectrum of the material. The method can be easily practiced in refinery, terminal, and assay laboratories. It can be used in conjunction with models and hardware to optimize the usage and improve the valuation of corrosive feed stocks. The invention can be implemented on-line for blending optimization. It comprises the steps of irradiating a heated petroleum sample with IR radiation to produce its IR absorption spectrum, and predicting the TAN from the spectrum using a linear, multivariate regression model. The IR TAN value is then used as input to blending, valuation, and corrosion models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventors: Robert J.L. Chimenti, Gerald M. Halpern, Patricia H. Kalamaras, Michael P. Anderson, Maureen Iannucci
  • Patent number: 6284372
    Abstract: A composite having fibers of relatively high elastic modulus embedded in a matrix of relatively low elastic modulus is provided with an interphase of elastic modulus less than the matrix modulus and cohesive energy higher than the matrix cohesive energy. The resulting composite has enhanced strength and toughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Liza M. Monette, Arnold Lustiger, Michael P. Anderson, John P. Dismukes, H. Daniel Wagner, Cary N. Marzinsky, Russell R. Mueller
  • Patent number: 6240971
    Abstract: Composite fiber reinforced structures, such as pipes or storage tanks, having improved resistance to microcracking and delamination and improved containment strength are disclosed. The walls of the structures comprise at least one layer comprising a plurality of continuous reinforcing glass fibers having an average diameter of ≦about 10 microns impregnated in a resinous binder such as a thermoset epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Liza M. Monette, Michael P. Anderson, Russell R. Mueller, Cary N. Marzinsky, Allen S. Chiu
  • Patent number: 5902759
    Abstract: The present invention provides for microporous ceramic materials having a surface area in excess of 70 m.sup.2 /gm and an open microporous cell structure wherein the micropores have a mean width of less than 20 Angstroms and wherein said microporous structure comprises a volume of greater than about 0.03 cm.sup.3 /gm of the ceramic. The invention also provides for a preceramic composite intermediate composition comprising a mixture of a ceramic precursor and finely divided silicon carbide or silicon nitride, whose pyrolysis product in inert atmosphere or in an ammonia atmosphere at temperatures of up to less than about 1100.degree. C. gives rise to the microporous ceramics of the invention. Also provided is a process for the preparation of the microporous ceramics of the invention involving pyrolysis of the ceramic intermediate under controlled conditions of heating up to temperatures of less than 1100.degree. C. to form a microporous ceramic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventors: John Pickett Dismukes, Jack Wayne Johnson, Edward William Corcoran, Jr., Joseph Vallone, James J. Pizzulli, Jr., Michael P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5814403
    Abstract: A computer model calculates a critical aspect ratio for a discontinuous fiber composite having fibers dispersed in a matrix. The critical aspect ratio is a function of the elastic modulus and the cohesive energy of the fiber and the matrix. The composite incorporates physical features such as fiber shape features or additives in the fiber or matrix which adjust the elastic modulus and/or cohesive energy of the fiber, of the matrix or both to a value different than the corresponding value for unmodified fiber material or matrix material. These adjustments are selected so that the critical aspect ratio for the material including the modifications will be less than the corresponding critical aspect ratio for the material without the modifications. The resulting composite provides enhanced load sharing between fiber and matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Michael P. Anderson, Liza M. Monette, John P. Dismukes, Shiun Ling, David J. Srolovitz
  • Patent number: 5643987
    Abstract: The present invention provides for microporous ceramic materials having a surface area in excess of 70 m.sup.2 /gm and an open microporous cell structure wherein the micropores have a mean width of less than 20 Angstroms and wherein said microporous structure comprises a volume of greater than about 0.03 cm.sup.3 /gm of the ceramic. The invention also provides for a preceramic composite intermediate composition comprising a mixture of a ceramic precursor and finely divided silicon carbide or silicon nitride, whose pyrolysis product in inert atmosphere or in an ammonia atmosphere at temperatures of up to less than about 1100.degree. C. gives rise to the microporous ceramics of the invention. Also provided is a process for the preparation of the microporous ceramics of the invention involving pyrolysis of the ceramic intermediate under controlled conditions of heating up to temperatures of less than 1100.degree. C. to form a microporous ceramic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: John Pickett Dismukes, Jack Wayne Johnson, Edward William Corcoran, Jr., Joseph Vallone, James J. Pizzulli, Jr., Michael P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5288555
    Abstract: A composite having fibers of relatively high elastic modulus embedded in a matrix of relatively low elastic modulus is provided with an interphase of elastic modulus less than the matrix modulus and cohesive energy higher than the matrix cohesive energy. The resulting composite has enhanced strength and toughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Exxon Research Engineering Company
    Inventors: Liza M. Monette, Arnold Lustiger, Michael P. Anderson, John P. Dismukes, H. Daniel Wagner, Cary N. Marzinsky, Russell R. Mueller
  • Patent number: 5004710
    Abstract: A ceramic article having good fractured toughness comprising substantially spherical ceramic particles, which may be a ceramic oxide such as zirconia or zirconia combined with yttrium oxide. The ceramic particles are compacted and sintered to a density greater than 90 percent of theoretical density. The article is characterized by a substantially uniform chemical composition and a substantially inclusion-free, homogeneous microstructure, which may be a metastable crystalline phase with less than 10 volume percent monoclinic crystalline phase. The article is produced by dissolving, such as in water, a soluble compound containing a metal, e.g. zirconium, to form a solute. A precipitation agent, such as sodium hydroxide or ammonium hydroxide, is combined with the solute to precipitate a hydrophilic colloid of the metal hydroxide, such as zirconium hydroxide. The precipitate is formed into particles which are rapidly solidified while preventing agglomeration thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventor: Michael P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4441393
    Abstract: Metering apparatus includes a casing defining spaced first and second chambers and respective first and second piston members sealingly slidable by applied fluid pressure in the chambers. Support member coupled to and moveable with the second piston members projects from the casing to receive a load to be metered. Located within the first piston member is a third chamber in which a plunger is sealingly slidable. The second and third chambers are in communication whereby respective opposed transverse faces of the second piston members and the plunger are engageable to determine a limit position for the second piston means in the second chamber. In a preferred application, the metering apparatus is incorporated in a block forming machine, for example a cheese block forming machine, in which the load support platform is positioned within an upright housing to receive a column of a solid medium confined within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: Kovan Engineering Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4420296
    Abstract: A closure assembly especially adapted for use with the mould of cheese block forming machines, includes structure defining an opening and a closure member mounted to the structure for movement to and from a position in which it closes the opening. Co-operable locking means on the structure and closure member include a first element fixedly mounted to a shaft for rotation with the shaft, which is in turn rotatably supported on the closure member, and a second element defining a seat for the first element in a particular rotational position of the shaft. Seated engagement between the elements at this position physically locks the closure member in its closed position. Drive means coupled between the structure and the shaft is reversibly actuable to execute a first motion in which it drives the closure member from an open condition to its closed condition and then a succeeding second motion in which it causes rotation of said shaft to effect seated engagement of the co-operating locking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1983
    Assignee: Kovan Engineering Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4169552
    Abstract: An elongate opaque shield that may be transversely adjusted to encircle a sun visor of an automotive or air borne vehicle, and the shield when so mounted capable of being longitudinally adjusted on the sun visor to serve as an extension thereof in blocking out sun rays to an occupant of the vehicle. The shield is preferably of substantially the same length as the sun visor. When the shield is not in use, it is longitudinally moved to a first position on the sun visor when the ends of the sun visor and shield are substantially transversely aligned, and the shield then being inconspicuous. The shield is capable of being used on automotive vehicles, sun visors of both the single support and dual support type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1979
    Inventors: Arthur L. Lichtenstein, Vincent Petruzzi, Michael P. Anderson
  • Patent number: PP16801
    Abstract: ‘Patriot’ is an improved clonal turf bermudagrass cultivar suitable for many applications including golf course fairways and tees athletic fields, home and commercial landscape sites, and parks and playgrounds. It is a tetraploid (2n=4x=36 chromosomes) interspecific F1 hybrid from a cross of Cynodon dactylon by C. transvaalensis characterized by dark blue-green color, vigorous growth, good winter hardiness, and good turf quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Charles M. Taliaferro, Dennis L. Martin, Jeffrey A. Anderson, Michael P. Anderson