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Michael S Thompson, Steven R Hubbard, Franklin D Jackson: Cage boat having removable slats. Union Oil Company of California, Clark E De Larvin, Gregory F Wirzbicki, Michael A Kondzella, October 8, 1991: US05054418 (33 worldwide citation)

A cage boat having easily replaceable parts utilizes removable spacer rails for holding semiconductor wafers contained within a cage formed from slats removably attached to end pieces perpendicular to the slats.


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Darrell L Gallup: Method of treating an arsenic-containing solution. Union Oil Company of California, Clark E De Larvin, Gregory F Wirzbicki, June 18, 1991: US05024769 (23 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for oxidizing arsenic in an arsenic-containing solution. The method comprises contacting the solution containing arsenic in a +3 oxidation state with an amount of a specific type of oxidizing agent, i.e., an agent containing at least one ##STR1## wherein X is a halogen to effect ...


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Darrell L Gallup: Process for treating sulfide-containing water to reduce sulfide emissions therefrom. Union Oil Company of California, Clark E De Larvin, Gregory F Wirzbicki, July 2, 1991: US05028340 (13 worldwide citation)

A process for abating the emission of hydrogen sulfide from a condensate of steam, derived from a sulfide-containing geothermal brine, comprising introducing an oxidizing agent into the condensate in an amount less than that which would be required to directly oxidize all the sulfide to sulfate. The ...


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William E Showalter: Oil recovery method and apparatus. Union Oil Company of California, Gregory F Wirzbicki, Clark E De Larvin, August 20, 1991: US05040605 (11 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for the recovery of a heavy oil, contained in an outcropping formation, without any significant adverse environmental impact. Broadly, the invention comprises indirectly heating an oil containing formation to reduce the viscosity of the oil therein and concurrentl ...


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Patrick H Lloyd, Larry J Wallace, Jeffrey L Kopel, Billy B Arrington: Fixture for attaching contact material. Union Oil Company of California, Clark E De Larvin, Gregory F Wirzbicki, Michael A Kondzella, July 14, 1992: US05129613 (10 worldwide citation)

A fixture for holding a piece of contact material utilizes inwardly facing channels for receiving the contact materials and resilient projections on the base of the fixture to hold the contact material within the channels.


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Darrell L Gallup, John L Featherstone: Process for treating ammonia and nitrite containing waters to prevent nitric oxide emissions therefrom. Union Oil Company of California, Clark E De Larvin, Gregory F Wirzbicki, July 16, 1991: US05032284 (9 worldwide citation)

A process is provided for controlling the emission of nitrogen dioxide from, and the growth of living organisms in, steam condensate cooling towers and catch basins used in conjunction with steam and condensate of steam derived from ammonia and geothermal brine containing dissolved iron. The process ...


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Steven A Treese: Bubble cap assembly. Union Oil Company of California, Clark E De Larvin, Gregory F Wirzbicki, September 3, 1991: US05045247 (4 worldwide citation)

A bubble cap assembly for attachment over an opening in a deck tray of a gas-liquid contact apparatus. The bubble cap assembly comprises a riser located over an opening providing fluid communication from a lower surface of the deck tray to an upper surface. A bubble cap encompasses an upwardly exten ...


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Dong K Chung: Self-actuating and locking control for nuclear reactor. Rockwell International Corporation, Clark E De Larvin, Henry Kolin, February 2, 1982: US04313794 (4 worldwide citation)

A self-actuating, self-locking flow cutoff valve particularly suited for use in a nuclear reactor of the type which utilizes a plurality of fluid support neutron absorber elements to provide for the safe shutdown of the reactor. The valve comprises a substantially vertical elongated housing and an a ...


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Michael L Denney, Shelby M Withrow, John M Delancey Sr: Takeout jaws. Union Oil Company of California, Michael A Kondzella, Clark E De Larvin, Gregory F Wirzbicki, February 26, 1991: US04995896 (3 worldwide citation)

A takeout jaw for use in a bottle-forming machine is formed in a semicircular shape and contains a spring clip for holding immovably a piece of non-metallic contact material within a pocket in the body of the takeout jaw.


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Paula J Bosserman, Morton M Wong: Method for removing chlorine from a gas stream. Union Oil Company of California, Clark E De Larvin, Gregory F Wirzbicki, December 25, 1990: US04980139 (2 worldwide citation)

Chlorine is removed from a gas stream by contacting the stream with a pulverized, oxidized bastnasite ore in the presence of water. The invention is particularly applicable to the processing of bastnasite ore for the recovery of rare earth compounds wherein there is produced a waste gas stream conta ...