Patents by Inventor Thomas F. Holden

Thomas F. Holden 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: 4747972
    Abstract: Processes of reducing the inorganic sulfur-containing acid and the low equivalent weight organic sulfonic acid content of an acid mass comprising organic sulfonic components and inorganic sulfonating agent contaminants are described. In general, the process comprises the steps of(a) treating the acid mass with ammonia in the presence of water to neutralize the acids in said acid mass and to form a mixture containing the ammonium salts of said acids,(b) allowing separation of the mixture to provide a lower aqueous phase containing water-soluble ammonium salts and an upper phase comprising the oleophilic alcohol and ammonium salts of the organic sulfonic acids, and(c) recovering at least a portion of said upper phase. The efficiency of the reduction of undesirable materials from the acid mass can be increased by subjecting the recovered upper phase to additional water extractions in the presence of the oleophilic alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas F. Holden, Albert F. Baumann
  • Patent number: 4677074
    Abstract: Processes of reducing the inorganic sulfur-containing acid and the low equivalent weight organic sulfonic acid content of an acid mass comprising organic sulfonic components and inorganic sulfonating agent contaminants are described. In general, the process comprises the steps of(a) treating the acid mass with ammonia in the presence of water to neutralize the acids in said acid mass and to form a mixture containing the ammonium salts of said acids.(b) allowing separation of the mixture to provide a lower aqueous phase containing water-soluble ammonium salts and an upper phase comprising the oleophilic alcohol and ammonium salts of the organic sulfonic acids, and(c) recovering at least a portion of said upper phase.The efficiency of the reduction of undesirable materials from the acid mass can be increased by subjecting the recovered upper phase to additional water extractions in the presence of the oleophilic alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas F. Holden, Albert F. Baumann
  • Patent number: 4344854
    Abstract: Sulfurized compositions are prepared by the reaction, under superatmospheric pressure, of olefinic compounds with a mixture of sulfur and hydrogen sulfide, followed by removal of low boiling materials including unreacted olefin, mercaptan and monosulfide. An optional final step is removal of active sulfur; for example, by treatment with an alkali metal sulfide. The resulting sulfurized compositions are useful as lubricant additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk E. Davis, Thomas F. Holden