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Donald C Young: Processes for the deposition or removal of metals. Union Oil Company of California, Michael H Laird, G Wirzbicki, D Sandford, July 5, 1988: US04755265 (47 worldwide citation)

Methods for depositing metals on or removing metals from substrates are provided which involve the use of electrolytic cells comprising an anode and cathode, sulfuric acid, and a chalcogen-containing compound soluble in said bath and having the empirical formula ##STR1## wherein X is a chalcogen, ea ...


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Donald C Young, James A Green II: Fumigation methods and compositions. Union Oil Company of California, Michael H Larid, G Wirzbicki, D Sandford, February 23, 1988: US04726144 (32 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to the fumigation of soils, enclosed spaces, agricultural products and other commodities, etc., using compositions which decompose to form carbon disulfide and certain other biocidal materials. Such fumigation can be used to control bacteria, fungi, insects, nematodes, rode ...


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Gaylen M Knutson, Paul J Steinwand, Joseph J Wilczynski, Lonnie T Spada: Pressure sensitive adhesives and adhesive articles. Union Oil Company of California, Michael H Laird, D Sandford, G Wirzbicki, July 26, 1988: US04759983 (25 worldwide citation)

Normally tacky, pressure sensitive adhesive compositions comprise one or more polymers containing pendant functional groups attached to a polymer backbone and having the formula: ##STR1## in which R.sub.1 is a divalent organic radical at least 3 atoms in length, and X is organoacyl or cyano, and whe ...


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William E Showalter, Elihu Goldish, Ronald J Lukasiewicz: Oil tracing method. Union Oil Company of California, Howard Lambert, G Wirzbicki, D Sandford, July 5, 1988: US04755469 (25 worldwide citation)

A method for tagging an oil so that subsequently it may be identified as to source by incorporating into the oil as a tracer material an oil-soluble or oil-dispersible Group VIB, Group VIIB or lanthanum series rare earth metal salt of a fatty acid. The so-tagged oil may be utilized in any desired ma ...


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Donald C Young: Acid catalyzed organic reactions. Union Oil Company of California, Michael H Laird, G Wirzbicki, D Sandford, May 10, 1988: US04743669 (21 worldwide citation)

Certain urea-sulfuric acid components, comprised of urea and sulfuric acid in a 1/4 to 7/4 molar ratio, contain a monourea adduct of sulfuric acid, which is catalytically active for promoting organic chemical reactions. The invention provides methods employing such urea-sulfuric acid components for ...


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Darrell L Gallup, John W Jost: Recovery of silver-containing scales from aqueous media. Union Oil Company of California, Howard R Lambert, G Wirzbicki, D Sandford, July 12, 1988: US04756888 (18 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for controlling the deposition of metal-containing scales, such as iron silicate scale, from a hot, aqueous, geothermal brine or the like, without substantial corrosion of brine handling equipment. The brine is contacted with (1) an amount of an acid sufficient to reduce the pH ...


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William W Love, Carl J Cron: Method for resisting corrosion in geothermal fluid handling systems. Union Oil Company of California, Howard R Lambert, G F Wirzbicki, D Sandford, May 24, 1988: US04745977 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for resisting corrosion while conducting a flow of hot corrosive geothermal fluid, particularly brine, comprises flowing the fluid through fluid flow conducting elements, such as production pipe and fittings formed from a metastable beta titanium-base alloy. Preferably the element is formed ...


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Donald C Young, James A Green II: Methods for removing biuret from urea by adsorption. Union Oil Company of California, Michael H Laird, G Wirzbicki, D Sandford, October 20, 1987: US04701555 (7 worldwide citation)

The biuret content of biuret-containing urea is reduced by contacting a solution or melt of biuret-containing urea with a polar adsorbent under conditions sufficient to remove at least a portion of biuret from the urea. The resulting biuret-containing adsorbent can be regenerated for further use by ...


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David M Ruiz, Alvin S Timmons: Noise suppression and particle separation apparatus for high pressure gaseous fluid flows. Union Oil Company of California, Howard R Lambert, G Wirzbicki, D Sandford, August 9, 1988: US04762540 (6 worldwide citation)

Noise suppression and particle separation apparatus for flows of high pressure, high velocity, particle-laden, gaseous fluid, such as geothermal steam, comprises a gaseous fluid conduit that has axially installed around its discharge end a larger diameter, cylindrical inner expansion chamber having ...


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Bruce A Harbolt, Perry L Murata: Aqueous ammonia process and mixing apparatus therefor. Union Oil Company of California, Howard R Lambert, G Wirzbicki, D Sandford, June 21, 1988: US04752452 (5 worldwide citation)

The invention is a process and apparatus useful for preparing an aqueous ammonia solution at a temperature below the boiling point thereof by single stage dilution of anhydrous ammonia with water. In the invention, an anhydrous ammonia fluid comprising ammonia vapor is mixed with water to provide an ...