Oils, Grease, Tar, Or Wax Removal, By Dissolving Patents (Class 134/40)
  • Patent number: 11898113
    Abstract: A composition for cleaning a combustion engine system. The composition comprises a hydrocarbon. The hydrocarbon comprises respective first and second hydrocarbons. The first hydrocarbon comprises a lubricant, wherein the lubricant has a flash point, measured according to ASTM D93, of less than 80° C. The second hydrocarbon comprises an aromatic hydrocarbon, wherein the aromatic hydrocarbon has a flash point, measured according to ASTM D93, of greater than 62° C. The composition further comprises an oxygen donor. The oxygen donor comprises respective first and second oxygen donors. The first oxygen donor comprises a hydroxyl group and has a flash point, measured according to ASTM D93, of from 45° C. to 95° C. The second oxygen donor comprises a carbonyl group or an ether group and has a flash point, measured according to ASTM D93, of from 50° C. to 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Cataclean House
    Inventors: Harold Collier, Antony Leigh
  • Patent number: 11891592
    Abstract: A solvent composition has an oxygenated solvent and a siloxane solvent. In one embodiment, the oxygenated solvent is propylene glycol methyl ether and the siloxane solvent is hexamethyldisiloxane or octamethyltrisiloxane. In another embodiment, the solvent composition is an azeotrope of propylene glycol n-butyl ether and decamethyltetrasiloxane. The siloxane solvent can be used in any situation where one desires to remove a silicone deposit, e.g., conformal coatings, adhesives, sealants, greases, heat transfer fluids, paints, oils, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: NuGeneration Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donato Polignone, Stephen Utschig-Samuels
  • Patent number: 11872776
    Abstract: Methods of recovering and/or recycling expanded polymer tooling, the methods including collecting expanded polymer tooling, reducing the collected expanded polymer tooling into smaller particles, treating the reduced expanded polymer tooling in order to yield an at least partially purified recovered polymer composition, and then collecting the at least partially purified recovered polymer composition. The at least partially purified recovered polymer composition can then be used to form new expandable polymer tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Xiaoxi Wang, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jonathan A. Santiago
  • Patent number: 11828152
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for hydrofracturing processes utilizing native drilling cuttings to enhance wellbore permeability. The native drilling cuttings are obtained during drilling operations and may be used in hydrofracturing applications without further grinding or processing. The native drilling cuttings can be combined into a slurry and injected into a well for the hydrofracturing application. In some cases, the native drilling cuttings are dried before combining them with the slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Robert Neil Trotter, Caleb Kimbrell Carroll, Harold Gordon Riordan, Leonardo F. Chaves Leal, Matthew David Sonnier, Jonathon Donald Fisher, Harry Martin Fernau, John Thomas Lattal, Amos Sunghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11814307
    Abstract: Methods are described that reduce the amount of organic matter in water, including reducing an amount of total organic carbon in water. The method includes adding powder activated carbon to the water; mixing the powder activated carbon in the water; and separating the powder activated carbon from the water. Also described are a method for reducing glycol content in water containing glycols, and a method for reducing glycol content in a steel mill wastewater stream containing glycols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CHEMTREAT, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas A. Godwin
  • Patent number: 11808112
    Abstract: Methods including generating heat and/or gas in subterranean operations, pipelines, and other related applications. In some embodiments, the methods include providing treatment composition including a carrier fluid, a catalyst, a first reactant, a second reactant, a solvent, an emulsifier, and a foaming agent, wherein the first and second reactants are capable of reacting in an exothermic chemical reaction; and introducing the treatment composition into at least a portion of a conduit or container having a temperature of less than 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Giselle Braganza, Iain J. Shepherd, Graham Jack
  • Patent number: 11788034
    Abstract: The subject invention provides yeast-based products, as well as their use to improve industrial production and performance by, for example, efficiently cleaning contaminating and/or fouling substances such as FOG, biofilm, paraffin, and/or asphaltenes from industrial equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: LOCUS SOLUTIONS IPCO, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Farmer, Ken Alibek
  • Patent number: 11717798
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a food processor, including: a cup body; a cup cover detachably connected to an upper end of the cup body, the cup cover including a pumping opening communicating with an inner cavity of the cup body, and being provided with a cover handle; and a vacuum pumping device detachably connected to the cup cover, the vacuum pumping device including a pumping hole and an exhaust hole, the pumping hole being configured to communicate with the pumping opening after the vacuum pumping device is mounted on the cup cover. The food processor has a simplified vacuum pumping structure, improving the use convenience of the food processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventors: Yunxiang Liu, Baogang Li, Hai Yang, Jianfei Xu, Han Han
  • Patent number: 11697788
    Abstract: A method and composition for removing contaminant material from industrial equipment are disclosed herein. The method includes providing a solvent composition having methyl soyate, N-methylpyrrolidinone, an additional solvent, and a cationic surfactant. The method also includes contacting the contaminant material with the solvent composition and allowing the solvent composition to react with the contaminant material such that at least a portion of the contaminant material is no longer attached to the industrial equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: United Laboratories International, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen D. Matza, Dana M. Archuleta
  • Patent number: 11672773
    Abstract: A composition that can be used to treat a wide spectrum of gram positive and gram negative bacteria, including but not limited to those in biofilm form, can be used in cilia-containing areas such as the sinus cavities and middle/inner ear, while resulting in no, or very minimal amounts of, deciliation and/or loss of function (e.g., ability to clear material from the sinus cavity). Where such a targeted treatment area includes or might include a biofilm, the composition often can detach and assist in removing the biofilm from affected tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Next Science IP Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Matthew F. Myntti
  • Patent number: 11624042
    Abstract: Cleaning and degreasing compositions containing a diutan gum thickener are provided for removing burnt on, polymerized, carbonized food soils with minimum manual effort. The compositions are ready to use compositions and beneficially remain on a treated surface for sufficient time to permit soil penetration without drying out. The compositions can be easily removed with minimal manual effort, such as use of low pressure water applied to the treated surface, and beneficially do not leave residues. Methods for cleaning and degreasing a surface with the compositions are also provided. Thickening systems employing the diutan gum and laponite clays are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Hilina Emiru, Kerrie E. Walters, Madeline G. Faubion
  • Patent number: 11555126
    Abstract: The present invention provides a biodegradable formulation and its use as a surfaces restoring agent, said formulation allows a substantial savings when restoring the existing paint on different surfaces, since it mainly cleans and restores the surface or paint contaminated by the environment, damaged due to the sun and the processes of the different industries, in addition to being friendly to the environment, making it a useful technology in any industrial branch that involves cleaning and restoring large areas. It is worth noting that the modifications to the original formula were made to optimize the results in the different applications and improve its biodegradability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Gilberto Hinojosa Munoz
  • Patent number: 11501969
    Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor device includes depositing an oxide material on a patterned mask arranged on a substrate. The method further includes removing a portion of the oxide material such that the patterned mask is exposed. The method also includes removing the patterned mask such that the substrate is exposed between areas of remaining oxide material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yann Mignot, Yongan Xu, Ekmini Anuja De Silva, Ashim Dutta, Chi-Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 11448091
    Abstract: A washing tool for washing the engine core of a gas turbine engine has: a fluid connector, configured to be connected to a supply of engine washing fluid; a nozzle, in fluid communication with the fluid connector and configured to direct the engine washing fluid into the engine core; a fan blade fixture, configured to engage with a fan blade of the gas turbine engine and fix the position of the washing tool relative to the fan blade; and a second fixture, configured to engage with a part of the gas turbine engine that does not rotate about the axis of the gas turbine engine and fix the position of the washing tool relative to said part of the gas turbine engine. A washing system, a waste water collection system, a method of washing an engine core of a gas turbine engine, and a gas turbine engine, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: David Munton
  • Patent number: 11440862
    Abstract: There are provided a solvent composition which is excellent in solubility of various organic substances and excellent in detergency and a drying property, and has no adverse effect on a global environment and is excellent in stability; a cleaning method using the solvent composition; a method of forming a coating film; a heat transfer fluid including the solvent composition; and a heat cycle system using the heat transfer fluid. A solvent composition including 1-chloro-2,3,3-trifluoro-1-propene and 1-chloro-3,3-difluoro-1-propyne, a cleaning method of bringing the solvent composition and an article into contact with each other, a method of dissolving a nonvolatile organic compound in the solvent composition to produce a coating film-forming composition and evaporating the solvent composition after applying the coating film-forming composition on an article to be coated, to form a coating film, a heat transfer fluid including the solvent composition, and a heat cycle system using the heat transfer fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiko Nakamura, Hiroaki Mitsuoka, Mari Ichinokawa, Atsushi Fujimori, Hidekazu Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11407963
    Abstract: A biodegradable cleaning and disinfectant concentrate and method for disinfecting and cleaning surfaces. The concentrate consists essentially of a reaction product of hydrochloric acid and urea; an ethoxylated alcohol surfactant; water; and optionally, a peroxide booster. The reaction product is present in an amount ranging from about 30 to about 50 percent by weight based on a total weight of the concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas M. Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 11230476
    Abstract: In an effort in solving the difficulties with cleaning cationic metal processing fluids and/or emulsions, processes for cleaning a metal processing fluid which is substantially free of fatty acids is provided herein and includes treating the metal processing fluid with dissolved air floatation. Also provided are processes for deforming metals and removing suspended foreign matter from a contaminated metal processing fluid and/or emulsions which are substantially free of fatty acids is provided and include the use of DAF technology. In one embodiment, the process is performed in the absence of a filter. In another embodiment, the process is performed in the absence of a filter which is capable of removing suspended foreign material in the contaminated metal processing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
    Inventors: Alan E. Cross, John M. Burke, Robert L. Blithe
  • Patent number: 11097140
    Abstract: Methods to remediate a contaminated material are provided. In one embodiment, a biocatalyst that digests hydrocarbon contaminants is activated with a nutrient and the activated biocatalyst is combined with the contaminated material and water to form a mixture. The mixture is incubated for a period of time, and the level of contaminant in the mixture is determined to ascertain whether to incubate further, add additional biocatalyst mix, or provide the remediated material for further processing. In one embodiment, the remediated material is provided for reuse or recycling with a second material, such as a construction aggregate. The method is particularly suited for remediation of drill cuttings, mine tailings, hydrocarbon-contaminated soil, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BOLDWATER USA, LP
    Inventor: Mark Knippa
  • Patent number: 11021423
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing 3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1243zf), the process comprising: (a) fluorinating CCI3CH2CH2CI (250fb) to produce a reaction product comprising CF3CH2CH2CI (253fb) in the liquid phase in a first reactor, using HF as the fluorinating agent; and (b)(i) dehydrohalogenating 253fb to produce 1243zf in the vapour phase in the presence of a catalyst in a second reactor; or (b)(ii) dehydrohalogenating 253fb to produce 1243zf in a second reactor, wherein the reaction product comprising 253fb produced in step (a) has subjected to one or more purification steps before step (b). The present invention also provides an azeotropic or near-azeotropic composition comprising HF and 253fb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Mexichem Fluor S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Clare Mary Skae, Gary Lloyd
  • Patent number: 11008177
    Abstract: A control assembly provides autonomous control of various functions of a grain cart and/or provides guidance to an operator of the grain cart during the unloading of a grain cart. The control assembly collects input from one or more sensors including a speed sensor to monitor speed of a PTO that drives the unloading auger of the grain cart, a height sensor that measures the height of material discharged from the grain cart into a receptacle such as a grain truck, and/or a boundary sensors that measure lateral position of the grain cart relative to the receptacle or grain truck. Based on the input, the control assembly may vary the position of the discharge gate of the grain cart, or provide guidance to the operator to steer and position the grain cart relative to an adjacent grain truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ELMER'S WELDING + MANUFACTURING LTD.
    Inventors: Vikram Banthia, Michael Ian James Friesen
  • Patent number: 10959934
    Abstract: A micro- or nanoparticular vesicle comprises at least a crosslinked hyaluronic acid (HA), wherein the crosslinked hyaluronic acid is crosslinked by a chemical crosslinking agent, and wherein the degree of modification of said crosslinked hyaluronic acid with said chemical crosslinking agent is less than 1.9 mole %. Also disclosed are a method of manufacturing such vesicles, compositions comprising such vesicles and their uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GALDERMA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Claire Mallard, Yves Rival
  • Patent number: 10934509
    Abstract: A cleaning product having a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying and foaming, the composition housed in the spray dispenser wherein the composition contains: i) 2 to 15% by weight of a surfactant system comprising an alkyl ethoxylated sulfate anionic surfactant and a specific co-surfactant; and ii) a specific glycol ether solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wesley Yvonne Pieter Boers, Peter Vancampenhout, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Aicha Dkidak, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • Patent number: 10927621
    Abstract: A method of remediation is disclosed. The method may include combining mud cuttings with bacteria-containing soil and water to form a feed mixture. The mud cuttings include a hydrocarbon. The method further includes combining the feed mixture with a surfactant blend containing a surfactant to form a feed/surfactant mixture and shearing the feed/surfactant mixture to form a micro-emulsion. The method may also include reducing the hydrocarbon content of the mud cuttings to form disposable cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Charles Gibson
  • Patent number: 10857764
    Abstract: Treatments are provided to strengthen adhesion of an optical filter layer in a photovoltaic (PV) module to an encapsulant layer, or generally, between inorganic materials and organic polymers. The embodiments disclosed herein can provide five or more times the adhesive forces of untreated encapsulant-filter interfaces. As a result, the system can enhance long-term reliability of PV modules by reducing interface surface charges and dangling bonds and reducing gaps and cracks, thereby preventing moisture, impurities, and particles from entering the interface. The treated optical filter layer can result in a surface modification. In some embodiments, treating the optical filter layer includes applying a chemical treatment such as an acid or alkaline wash, and/or ultrasonic cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhi-Wen Sun, Ollivier J. Lefevre, Jiunn Benjamin Heng
  • Patent number: 10767077
    Abstract: A method of surface treating a load-bearing member comprising a tension member and a polymer jacket around the tension member is disclosed. According to the method, a liquid composition including water, a water-soluble organic polyol or a water-soluble organic polymer, and a surfactant is applied to a surface of the polymer jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Chen Qian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10752566
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, in part, a solvent composition for use as a replacement for slow evaporating solvents. The solvent composition may include para-Chlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF), a methylated organosilicon compound, and a carbonate ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TBF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: David Anthony Pasin, Shira Devorah Bogner
  • Patent number: 10703960
    Abstract: Methods comprising a microemulsion for use in various aspects of the life cycle of an oil and/or gas well are provided. In some embodiments, the microemulsion comprises water, a solvent, and a surfactant, and optionally, one or more additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Flotek Chemistry, LLC
    Inventors: Randal M. Hill, Lakia M. Champagne, Nathan L. Lett, Keith Ingram Dismuke, David Germack, Melinda Soeung, Nicole Mast
  • Patent number: 10589995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for generating oxygen, comprising providing at least one oxygen source, providing at least one ionic liquid, the ionic liquid comprising a cation and an anion, wherein the oxygen source is a hydrogen peroxide adduct compound which is at least partially soluble in the ionic liquid, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from ?10° C. to +50° C., and the anion is selected from metallate anions, and contacting the oxygen source and the ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Diehl Aviation Gilching GmbH
    Inventors: Fritz Kuehn, Florian J. Groche, Christoph Kallfass
  • Patent number: 10556140
    Abstract: This invention relates to azeotrope-like compositions, methods and systems having utility in numerous applications, and in particular, uses for azeotrope-like compositions comprising effective amounts of the compound cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene (Z-HF0-1336mzzm), which has the following structure: and another material selected from the group consisting of water, fluoroketones, alcohols, hydrochlorofluoroolefins, and combinations of two or more thereof. These compositions may be used in a wide variety of applications such as, blowing agents, refrigerants, heating agents, power cycle agents, cleaning agents, aerosol propellants, sterilization agents, lubricants, flavor and fragrance extractants, flammability reducing agents, and flame suppression agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hulse, Rajiv Ratna Singh, Martin R. Paonessa, Martin Cheney, Hang T. Pham, Mary Bogdan, Cliff Gittere
  • Patent number: 10487288
    Abstract: A lubricant additive concentrate containing 30 to 80 mass % oil of lubricating viscosity and from 20 to 70 mass % of additive; wherein from 30 to 90 mass % of the additive is (i) hybrid overbased colloidal detergent derived from sulfonate surfactant and hydroxybenzoate surfactant; and (ii) polyalkenyl succinimide dispersant derived from a polyalkene having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of from 1300 to 2500 daltons, and wherein the mass ratio of polyalkenyl succinimide dispersant (ii) to hybrid overbased colloidal detergent (i) in the lubricant additive is from 25:1 to 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEUM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Philip Skinner, Daniel Whyte, Peter D. Watts, Jacob Emert
  • Patent number: 10446389
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for removing lanthanoid-containing solids and/or species from the surface of a microelectronic device or microelectronic device fabrication hardware. Preferably, the lanthanoid-containing solids and/or species comprise cerium. The composition is preferably substantially devoid of fluoride ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Emanuel I. Cooper, Jeffery A. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10434607
    Abstract: A method of immobilizing a contaminant within a component includes identifying the contaminant. The component is thermally processed via a specific thermal cycle related to the contaminant. The specific thermal cycle is performed within an inert environment relative to a substrate. The specific thermal cycle is configured to effect a controlled evaporation of volatiles of the contaminant and a controlled coking of remaining contaminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian K. Holland, William Bogue, Jeffrey Denton
  • Patent number: 10385256
    Abstract: Compounds of biodegradable surfactants useful for optimizing the separation of impurities typical of hydrocarbons, and designed to intervene and stabilize the molecular structure of crude oil, with no significant alterations of the crude's intrinsic composition are disclosed. The biodegradable surfactants compounds coexist with a non-ionic surfactant and an organic mix in emulsion form with the purpose of isolating crude from the pipeline, reduce friction to improve crude flow and to enter the crude macromolecule to modify the hydrocarbon chain to reduce its density and thus its viscosity; including compounds of biodegradable surfactants that comprise sodium hydroxide 1N, potassium chloride, sulphonic acid, dodecanoic acid, nonylphenol, terpene-1 and water, preferably hard water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTS (ENDEVPRO) LIMITED
    Inventors: Rixio Egardo Reyes Lopez, Osmerio Enrique Labarca Finol
  • Patent number: 10316230
    Abstract: A composition includes: (a) at least one neutralizing agent; (b) at least one absorbent agent; and (c) at least one texturing mixture in the form of a mixture including silica gel and an amphoteric texturing agent of which the two pKa (pKa1 and pKa2, pKa1 being less than pKa2) fulfill the following conditions: pKa1>2, pKa2<12, and <(pKa1+pKa2)/2<10. The composition is useful for removal of pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PREVOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Mathilde Neel, Laurence Mathieu, Joel Blomet, Marie-Claude Meyer
  • Patent number: 10308897
    Abstract: Anti-microbial compositions for cleaning and sanitizing skin are disclosed. The anti-microbial compositions preferably comprises at least one quaternary ammonium chloride active and results in low irritation cleansing and sanitizing products that allow more frequent application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Argo, Varsha Shah, Molly Ryan Callahan
  • Patent number: 10131093
    Abstract: A method for producing, by welding, a joint between a thermoplastic matrix composite material and an elastomeric material. The elastomeric material is functionalized by incorporating, onto the surface of the elastomer, a nonwoven fabric consisting of fibers of thermoplastic material. The functionalized surface of the elastomeric material is welded to the thermoplastic material of the composite. The functionalization of the elastomeric material is performed during the vulcanization of the raw elastomer. The vulcanization is performed under a sufficient pressure for the nonwoven fabric placed on the surface of the raw elastomer to become incorporated with same, at least at the surface, during the vulcanization process. The welding operation includes interposing a metal fabric coated with thermoplastic material between the surfaces of the elastomer and the composite that are welded to each other, and passing an electric current through same, resulting in the surface melting of the two materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARIANEGROUP SAS
    Inventor: Audrey Menochet
  • Patent number: 10118342
    Abstract: A method for producing, by welding, a joint between a thermoplastic matrix composite material and an elastomeric material. The elastomeric material is functionalized by forming a thin layer of elastomeric material incorporating particles of thermoplastic material and melting the thin layer onto the surface of the elastomeric material during the pressure-vulcanization of the elastomer. The functionalized surface of the elastomeric material is welded to the thermoplastic material of the composite. The welding operation includes interposing a metal fabric coated with thermoplastic material between the surfaces of the elastomer and the composite that are welded to each other, and passing an electric current through same, resulting in the surface melting of the two materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ARIANEGROUP SAS
    Inventors: Audrey Menochet, Christophe Colin
  • Patent number: 10047209
    Abstract: Process of decolorizing dyed thermoplastics are provided that includes intermixing a dyed thermoplastic with a decolorization agent solution at a temperature that maintains the crystalline structure of the thermoplastic. The processes for the first time are capable of removing substantial portions of dye from the thermoplastic providing a material that is suitable for recycling processes and use in subsequent recycled articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: RADCO INFUSION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Yorde, Rick Anderson
  • Patent number: 9926516
    Abstract: Certain alkyl mono-alcohols provide low temperature stability benefits to isotropic liquid detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Frederik Clara P Vandenberghe
  • Patent number: 9850419
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for the transportation and delivery of set-delayed cement compositions to a well site. A method of cementing may comprise preparing a set-delayed cement composition. The method further may comprise storing the set-delayed cement composition. The method further may comprise transporting the set-delayed cement composition to a well site in a containment vessel. The method further may comprise discharging the set-delayed cement composition from the containment vessel and into a wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Horton Colby Ballew, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Paul Alan Brown
  • Patent number: 9803110
    Abstract: The method includes applying a fluorinated fluid to at least one of a surface of an object or an adhesive surface on an adhesive article, positioning the adhesive surface to face the surface of the object such that the fluorinated fluid is between the surface of the object and the adhesive surface; and removing at least some of the fluorinated fluid to permit bonding between the surface of the object and the adhesive surface. The fluorinated fluid generally facilitates the repositioning of the adhesive surface on the surface of the object before removing the fluorinated fluid. A kit comprising an adhesive article and a container including a fluorinated fluid is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Lee, Nicolas P. LaBelle
  • Patent number: 9725681
    Abstract: An aqueous formulation includes a) one or more proteolytic enzymes, b) one or more anionic surfactants, c) one or more non-ionic surfactants, d) one or more corrosion inhibitors, e) one or more multivalent aliphatic alcohols, f) one or more complexing agents, and g) one or more of para-hydroxybenzoic acid and esters thereof. The pH value of the formulation is in the range of from 9. to 12.5. The formulation is used in the mechanical cleaning of hard surfaces, in particular of medical instruments, and is preferably silicate free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: L'AIR LIQUIDE SOCIETE ANONYME POUR L'ETUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE
    Inventors: Mike Peters, Judith Heidel, Katrin Steinhauer, Dana Kunde
  • Patent number: 9643221
    Abstract: There is provided an ultrasonic cleaning method capable of reliably cleaning to remove adhesive components even when the adhesive components adhere to a rigid substrate. The ultrasonic cleaning method comprises performing the following steps (1) to (5), in this order: (1) a step of immersing a rigid substrate having an adhesive adhering to a surface thereof in an aromatic alcohol-based cleaning liquid at 25 to 60° C.; (2) a step of cleaning off the adhesive on the rigid substrate by ultrasonic oscillation while keeping the state where the rigid substrate is immersed in the step (1); (3) a step of subsequently immersing the rigid substrate in a glycol ether-based cleaning liquid at 25 to 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukio Eda, Toshiyuki Ibayashi, Hiroyuki Kurimura
  • Patent number: 9617645
    Abstract: An anti-corrosion and water-repellent substance configured for application to surfaces of materials to prevent corrosion and otherwise protect those materials. The substance consists of 1-bromopropane, nitromethane, ethyloxirane, and highly refined paraffin wax. In a preferred embodiment of a method of treating materials, the anti-corrosion and water-repellent substance is sprayed on a surface. In other embodiments, the substance may be applied with a brush or roller. In yet another embodiment, the substance may be applied by immersing the items being treated for optimal coverage of their exposed surfaces. The substance adheres to various materials and protects them by repelling water, acids, salt brines, and other substances and elements, including corrosives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Philip Rivas, Jose de Bivar-Branco
  • Patent number: 9617481
    Abstract: Compositions of biodegradable surfactants useful for optimizing the separation of impurities typical of hydrocarbons, and designed to intervene and stabilize the molecular structure of crude oil, with no significant alterations of the crude's intrinsic composition are disclosed. The biodegradable surfactants compositions coexist with a non-ionic surfactant and an organic mix in emulsion form with the purpose of isolating crude from the pipeline, reduce friction to improve crude flow and to enter the crude macromolecule to modify the hydrocarbon chain to reduce its density and thus its viscosity; including compositions of biodegradable surfactants that comprise sodium hydroxide 1N, potassium chloride, sulphonic acid, dodecanoic acid, nonylphenol, terpene-1 and water, preferably hard water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTS (ENDEVPRO), LTD.
    Inventors: Osmerio Enrique Labarca Finol, Rixio Egardo Reyes Lopez
  • Patent number: 9427785
    Abstract: A method of remediation at a remediation site having one or more undesirable conditions in which one or more soil characteristics, preferably soil pH and/or elemental concentrations, are measured at a remediation site. A trace element humate surfactant composition is prepared comprising a humate solution, element solution and at least one surfactant. The prepared trace element humate surfactant composition is then dispensed onto the remediation site whereby the trace element humate surfactant composition will reduce the amount of undesirable compounds by promoting growth of native species activity. By promoting native species activity, remediation occurs quickly and environmental impact is minimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Catherine Lynn Riddle, Steven Cheney Taylor, Debra Fox Bruhn
  • Patent number: 9328316
    Abstract: Compositions having a mixture of functional perfume components are provided. In one embodiment, the functional perfume components comprise iso-nonyl acetate, dihydro myrcenol, linalool, and benzyl acetate. In one embodiment, the functional perfume component may be present in an amount from about 75% to about 100%, by weight of said mixture, wherein said composition is substantially free of a VOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Louis Diersing, Rhonda Jean Jackson, George Kavin Morgan, III, Jason John Olchovy
  • Patent number: 9303207
    Abstract: Monocrystalline semiconductor substrates are textured with alkaline solutions to form pyramid structures on their surfaces to reduce incident light reflectance and improve light absorption of the wafers. The alkaline baths include hydantoin compounds and derivatives thereof in combination with alkoxylated glycols to inhibit the formation of flat areas between pyramid structures to improve the light absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Michael P. Toben, Robert K. Barr, Corey O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9051504
    Abstract: A water-based polymer drilling fluid, containing effective quantities of surfactants having HLB numbers equal to or greater than approximately 7, emulsifies oil and bitumen contained in oil sand cuttings, resulting in the oil and bitumen being dispersed into the mud as an emulsion. This eliminates or significantly reduces the ability of the oil, bitumen, and cuttings to clog the well or stick to drill string components when drilling a well through oil-bearing sands, particularly sands containing highly viscous oil or bitumen. The emulsification process separates the sand particles from the oil and bitumen, such that the sand particles can be removed when the mud is run through a conventional shale shaker or other suitable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: MARQUIS ALLIANCE ENERGY GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Jay Brockhoff, An-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9023779
    Abstract: A dishwashing detergent composition is provided for consumer use for in cleaning of alkaline sensitive metals such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. The compositions include alternatives to sodium tripolyphosphate and/or other phosphorus containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. According to the invention, a phosphinosuccinic acid oligomer or mixture thereof is used as a corrosion inhibitor and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles