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Robert P Schnell, Robert W Sampson, Ronald F Pacanowski, Donald J Bruggema: Qualitative and quantitative analysis using Raman scattering. UOP, Thomas K McBride, John F Spears Jr, Richard J Cordovano, October 28, 1986: US04620284 (48 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for qualitative and quantitative analysis utilizing the Raman effect. Analyses are obtainable without exercise of human judgment or human interpretation. Analyses may be obtained on-line in the field or in a laboratory. A wide range of fluids and solids are capable ...


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Donald W Brown: Storage capacity in hot dry rock reservoirs. The Regents of the University of California, Richard J Cordovano, November 11, 1997: US05685362 (44 worldwide citation)

A method of extracting thermal energy, in a cyclic manner, from geologic strata which may be termed hot dry rock. A reservoir comprised of hot fractured rock is established and water or other liquid is passed through the reservoir. The water is heated by the hot rock, recovered from the reservoir, c ...


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Cheryl K Rofer, Steven J Buelow, Richard B Dyer, Joseph D Wander: Conversion of hazardous materials using supercritical water oxidation. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Richard J Cordovano, Paul D Gaetjens, William R Moser, July 28, 1992: US05133877 (39 worldwide citation)

A process for destruction of hazardous materials in a medium of supercritical water without the addition of an oxidant material. The harzardous material is converted to simple compounds which are relatively benign or easily treatable to yield materials which can be discharged into the environment. T ...


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Mahmoud Aldissi: Water-soluble conductive polymers. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Richard J Cordovano, Paul D Gaetjens, Judson R Hightower, November 14, 1989: US04880508 (37 worldwide citation)

Polymers which are soluble in water and are electrically conductive. The monomer repeat unit is a thiophene or pyrrole molecule having an alkyl group substituted for the hydrogen atom located in the beta position of the thiophene or pyrrole ring and having a surfactant molecule at the end of the alk ...


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Charles A Dolejs: Rotary valve for interconnecting conduits in three groups. UOP, Thomas K McBride, John F Spears Jr, Richard J Cordovano, September 30, 1986: US04614204 (35 worldwide citation)

A unitary multiport rotary disc valve capable of accomplishing the simultaneous interconnection of a plurality of conduits in accordance with a previously determined cycle, where any conduit communicates with no more than one other conduit at any one valve index position. It is particularly useful w ...


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Wayne C Danen, Joe A Martin: Energetic composites. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Richard J Cordovano, Paul D Gaetjens, William R Moser, November 30, 1993: US05266132 (32 worldwide citation)

A method for providing chemical energy and energetic compositions of matter consisting of thin layers of substances which will exothermically react with one another. The layers of reactive substances are separated by thin layers of a buffer material which prevents the reactions from taking place unt ...


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Donald J Sandstrom, Noel C Calkins, Frank D Gac: Constrained ceramic-filled polymer armor. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Richard J Cordovano, Paul D Gaetjens, William R Moser, November 13, 1990: US04969386 (29 worldwide citation)

An armor system in which a plurality of constraint cells are mounted on a surface of a substrate, which is metal armor plate or a similar tough material, such that the cells almost completely cover the surface of the substrate. Each constraint cell has a projectile-receiving wall parallel to the sub ...


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Richard T Penning: Deasphalting and demetallizing heavy oils. UOP, Thomas K McBride, John F Spears Jr, Richard J Cordovano, May 31, 1988: US04747936 (28 worldwide citation)

An improved method for deasphalting and demetallizing heavy oils, where the improvement is a counterflow washing step which increases the yield of the product oil. A heavy oil feedstream is contacted in a countercurrent manner with a solvent in a multi-stage extraction zone and a resulting light pha ...


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Thomas T Meek, Haskell Sheinberg, Rodger D Blake: Synthesis of ultrafine powders by microwave heating. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, David K Cornwell, Richard J Cordovano, Judson R Hightower, November 15, 1988: US04784686 (27 worldwide citation)

A method of synthesizing ultrafine powders using microwaves is described. A water soluble material is dissolved in water and the resulting aqueous solution is exposed to microwaves until the water has been removed. The resulting material is an ultrafine powder. This method can be used to make Al.sub ...


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Noel C Calkins: Glass matrix armor. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Richard J Cordovano, Paul D Gaetjens, William R Moser, September 3, 1991: US05045371 (24 worldwide citation)

An armor system which utilizes glass. A plurality of constraint cells are mounted on a surface of a substrate, which is metal armor plate or a similar tough material, such that the cells almost completely cover the surface of the substrate. Each constraint cell has a projectile-receiving wall parall ...