Patents by Inventor Samuel C. Bainbridge

Samuel C. Bainbridge 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: 10738669
    Abstract: A working fluid monitoring system for monitoring a working fluid of working fluid system of a piece of equipment is provided. The working fluid monitoring system can include a filter member having an inlet, an outlet, and a filter media disposed between the inlet and the outlet. The filter member can be configured to permit fluid communication of the working fluid of the working fluid system from the inlet, through the filter media, and out the outlet of the filter member. A sensor is in operable communication with the working fluid within the filter member and is configured to monitor in situ a parameter of the working fluid and/or the working fluid system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Samuel C. Bainbridge, John A. Salvatore, Riccardo Conti, William J. Hackney
  • Patent number: 10365239
    Abstract: A system for in-situ identification of a working fluid disposed in at least one piece of equipment, the system including: a working fluid reservoir that contains the working fluid; an in-situ sensor disposed in the working fluid reservoir such that it detects properties of the working fluid or computes properties from the generated spectra of the working fluid; a transmitter that transmits the detected spectra of the working fluid and equipment identification information; and a cloud computing system that receives the detected spectra and the equipment identification information transmitted from the transmitter, wherein the cloud computing system compares the spectra and equipment identification information against a reference database to determine whether or not the spectra of the working fluid substantially matches the stored reference spectra associated with the expected or specified fluid for the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory K. Lilik, Spencer T. Stober, Alan M. Schilowitz, Michael L. Blumenfeld, Gary James Johnston, Samuel C. Bainbridge, Erik Herz
  • Publication number: 20190128157
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for in-situ determination of engine oil viscosity to allow for selection of an engine map by an engine control module (ECM) to match the detected viscosity. The new engine map selected based on the viscosity can correspond to an engine map based on an engine oil with a different HTHS viscosity than the prior engine map. Instead of requiring a reprogramming of an ECM when the engine oil is changed, an ECM can have access to a plurality of engine maps corresponding to different engine oils at a given HTHS viscosity and/or at different HTHS viscosities. The ability of an ECM to select an engine map corresponding to a different HTHS viscosity based on in-situ viscosity detection can allow the oil in an engine to be changed without requiring access to the ECM for reprogramming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Michael L. Alessi, Samuel C. Bainbridge, Riccardo Conti
  • Patent number: 10208269
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is provided a high-temperature lubricant composition. The composition has an amount of an ester. The ester exhibits a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 1 to 4 centistokes and a kinematic viscosity ratio at 150° C./100° C. of 0.6 or higher. The composition is at a temperature of 100° C. to 150° C. There is also another lubricating composition having the ester and a polymeric viscosity modifier. There are also methods for using the lubricating compositions in the crankcase of an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason Z. Gao, Samuel C. Bainbridge, Dennis A. Gaal, Tomasz M. Young
  • Patent number: 10088430
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for authenticating working fluids. The systems and methods include exposing at least a portion of a working fluid containing a UV-reactive chemical marker to light having wavelengths in the range of about 10-400 nm, thereby causing the chemical marker to generate a signal. The signal can be detected via a sensor system and compared to a reference signal that is associated with an authentic working fluid. An output may be generated to indicate whether the working fluid is the authentic working fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher Vander Neut, Michael L. Blumenfeld, Eric B. Senzer, Samuel C. Bainbridge
  • Publication number: 20180156086
    Abstract: A working fluid monitoring system for monitoring a working fluid of working fluid system of a piece of equipment is provided. The working fluid monitoring system can include a filter member having an inlet, an outlet, and a filter media disposed between the inlet and the outlet. The filter member can be configured to permit fluid communication of the working fluid of the working fluid system from the inlet, through the filter media, and out the outlet of the filter member. A sensor is in operable communication with the working fluid within the filter member and is configured to monitor in situ a parameter of the working fluid and/or the working fluid system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel C. BAINBRIDGE, John A. SALVATORE, Riccardo CONTI, William J. HACKNEY
  • Patent number: 9951290
    Abstract: A method for improving corrosion protection and friction coefficient in an engine or other mechanical component lubricated with a lubricating oil by using as the lubricating oil a formulated oil. The formulated oil has a composition comprising a lubricating oil base stock as a major component, and a mixture of (i) at least one organic molybdenum compound, and (ii) at least one borated ester, as a minor component. Corrosion protection and friction coefficient are improved as compared to corrosion protection and friction coefficient achieved using a lubricating oil containing a minor component other than the mixture of (i) at least one organic molybdenum compound, and (ii) at least one borated ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason Z. Gao, Samuel C. Bainbridge, Luca Salvi
  • Patent number: 9896634
    Abstract: A method for preventing or reducing engine knock or pre-ignition in an engine lubricated with a lubricating oil by using as the lubricating oil a formulated oil. The formulated oil has a composition comprising at least one ester of a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid. The at least one ester of a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid preferably comprises at least one adipate ester (e.g., dialkyl adipate ester). A lubricating engine oil having a composition comprising at least one ester of a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid (e.g., adipate ester). A fuel additive composition for use in a gasoline fuel composition or a diesel fuel composition. The gasoline fuel composition or the diesel fuel composition is used in a spark ignition internal combustion engine. The fuel additive composition comprises at least one ester of a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid (e.g., adipate ester). The lubricating oils of this disclosure are particularly advantageous as passenger vehicle engine oil products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason Zhisheng Gao, Eric M. Bunnelle, Eugine Choi, Tomasz M. Young, Samuel C. Bainbridge
  • Publication number: 20170283731
    Abstract: A method for improving corrosion protection and friction coefficient in an engine or other mechanical component lubricated with a lubricating oil by using as the lubricating oil a formulated oil. The formulated oil has a composition comprising a lubricating oil base stock as a major component, and a mixture of (i) at least one organic molybdenum compound, and (ii) at least one borated ester, as a minor component. Corrosion protection and friction coefficient are improved as compared to corrosion protection and friction coefficient achieved using a lubricating oil containing a minor component other than the mixture of (i) at least one organic molybdenum compound, and (ii) at least one borated ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jason Z. Gao, Samuel C. Bainbridge, Luca Salvi
  • Publication number: 20170234804
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for authenticating working fluids. The systems and methods include exposing at least a portion of a working fluid containing a UV-reactive chemical marker to light having wavelengths in the range of about 10-400 nm, thereby causing the chemical marker to generate a signal. The signal can be detected via a sensor system and compared to a reference signal that is associated with an authentic working fluid. An output may be generated to indicate whether the working fluid is the authentic working fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher VANDER NEUT, Michael L. BLUMENFELD, Eric B. SENZER, Samuel C. BAINBRIDGE
  • Publication number: 20170234819
    Abstract: A system for in-situ identification of a working fluid disposed in at least one piece of equipment, the system including: a working fluid reservoir that contains the working fluid; an in-situ sensor disposed in the working fluid reservoir such that it detects properties of the working fluid or computes properties from the generated spectra of the working fluid; a transmitter that transmits the detected spectra of the working fluid and equipment identification information; and a cloud computing system that receives the detected spectra and the equipment identification information transmitted from the transmitter, wherein the cloud computing system compares the spectra and equipment identification information against a reference database to determine whether or not the spectra of the working fluid substantially matches the stored reference spectra associated with the expected or specified fluid for the equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory K. Lilik, Spencer T. Stober, Alan M. Schilowitz, Michael L. Blumenfeld, Gary James Johnston, Samuel C. Bainbridge, Erik Herz
  • Publication number: 20160130524
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is provided a high-temperature lubricant composition. The composition has an amount of an ester. The ester exhibits a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 1 to 4 centistokes and a kinematic viscosity ratio at 150° C./100° C. of 0.6 or higher. The composition is at a temperature of 100° C. to 150° C. There is also another lubricating composition having the ester and a polymeric viscosity modifier. There are also methods for using the lubricating compositions in the crankcase of an engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Jason Z. Gao, Samuel C. Bainbridge, Dennis A. Gaal, Tomasz M. Young
  • Publication number: 20150322372
    Abstract: A method for preventing or reducing engine knock or pre-ignition in an engine lubricated with a lubricating oil by using as the lubricating oil a formulated oil. The formulated oil has a composition comprising at least one ester of a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid. The at least one ester of a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid preferably comprises at least one adipate ester (e.g., dialkyl adipate ester). A lubricating engine oil having a composition comprising at least one ester of a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid (e.g., adipate ester). A fuel additive composition for use in a gasoline fuel composition or a diesel fuel composition. The gasoline fuel composition or the diesel fuel composition is used in a spark ignition internal combustion engine. The fuel additive composition comprises at least one ester of a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid (e.g., adipate ester). The lubricating oils of this disclosure are particularly advantageous as passenger vehicle engine oil products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Jason Zhisheng Gao, Eric M. Bunnelle, Eugine Choi, Tomasz M. Young, Samuel C. Bainbridge
  • Patent number: 8623796
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a lubricant composition that is comprised of a continuous phase and a discontinuous phase, i.e., a two phase lubricant composition. The continuous phase and the discontinuous phase of the lubricant of this invention are oil or oil type compositions that are essentially insoluble in one another. The lubricant composition is comprised of a continuous phase base oil that is comprised of a low viscosity Group II, III, IV or GTL base stock or a blend of at least two of the Group II, III, IV and GTL base stocks, optionally including a low viscosity Group V base stock, with the continuous phase base oil having, independently, a viscosity of from 1 to 100 cSt at 100° C. The lubricant composition is further comprised of a discontinuous phase that is comprised of an ester composition having a mean average droplet size of from 0.01 microns to 20 microns, in which the ester composition is comprised of an ester compound having no ether linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Evelyn N. Drake, Samuel C. Bainbridge, David A. Blain, James T. Carey, Angela S. Galiano-Roth, L. Oscar Farng, Suzzy C. Ho, David K. Prendergast, Martin N. Webster, Margaret M. Wu
  • Publication number: 20120302473
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a lubricant composition that is comprised of a continuous phase and a discontinuous phase, i.e., a two phase lubricant composition. The continuous phase and the discontinuous phase of the lubricant of this invention are oil or oil type compositions that are essentially insoluble in one another. The lubricant composition is comprised of a continuous phase base oil that is comprised of a low viscosity Group II, III, IV or GTL base stock or a blend of at least two of the Group II, III, IV and GTL base stocks, optionally including a low viscosity Group V base stock, with the continuous phase base oil having, independently, a viscosity of from 1 to 100 cSt at 100° C. The lubricant composition is further comprised of a discontinuous phase that is comprised of an ester composition having a mean average droplet size of from 0.01 microns to 20 microns, in which the ester composition is comprised of an ester compound having no ether linkages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Evelyn N. Drake, Samuel C. Bainbridge, David A. Blain, James T. Carey, Angela S. Galiano-Roth, L. Oscar Farng, Suzzy C. Ho, David K. Prendergast, Martin N. Webster, Margaret M. Wu