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McCoy Frederic C, Eckert George W: Process of preparing novel micro emulsions. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Ries Carl G, April 8, 1975: US3876391 (57 worldwide citation)

This invention concerns a process for preparing water-in-petroleum type of micro emulsions. These emulsions are stable and clear and contain substantially greater quantities of water-soluble additives than it is normally possible to disperse when using the petroleum fraction alone.


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Redford David Arthur: Method for establishing communication path in viscous petroleum-containing formations including tar sand deposits for use in oil recovery operations. Texaco Exploration Canada, Whaley Thomas H, Ries Carl G, Park Jack H, September 30, 1975: US3908762 (52 worldwide citation)

Many oil recovery techniques for viscous oil recovery such as recovery of bitumen from tar sand deposits, including steam injection and in situ combustion, require establishment of a high permeability interwell fluid flow path in the formation. The method of the present invention comprises forming a ...


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Kablaoui Mahmoud S, Reid Robert E, Godfrey Arthur W: Automatic transmission fluid. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Ries Carl G, April 22, 1975: US3879306 (52 worldwide citation)

Automatic transmission fluid composition and concentrates thereof comprising a major amount of a lubricating oil and a friction modifying amount of an N-(hydroxyalkyl) alkenyl succinamic acid or a mixture of N-(hydroxyalkyl) alkenyl succinamic acid and N-(hydroxyalkyl) alkenyl succinimide. In additi ...


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Davis Charles W: Internal combustion engine. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Ries C G, Burns Robert B, December 9, 1975: US3924598 (30 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for operating a premixed charge, piston type, internal combustion engine with variation of the premixed charge to a leaner fuel-air mixture than is usual, wherein ignition of the main, power producing, premixed fuel-air mixture charge is caused by the flame resulting from spar ...


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Harnsberger Bobby G: Permeable cementing method. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Ries C G, January 21, 1975: US3861467 (30 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an improved method of and composition for the treatment of an incompetent formation penetrated by a wellbore to prevent the movement of sand particles from the formation to the wellbore during recovery of the formation fluids by forming a treating composition of sand, cement ...


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Tate Jack F: Method for stimulating well production. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Ries Carl G, February 12, 1974: US3791446 (27 worldwide citation)

The production of hydrocarbons from a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation containing acid-soluble components, such as one composed at least in part of dolomite or limestone, is stimulated by injecting into the formation a composition comprising an aqueous solution of a mineral acid having dis ...


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McGahey Dean C, Vest Eugene W, Mayer Edward A: Automatic fuel metering nozzle for a closed system. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Ries Carl G, Burns Robert B, September 30, 1975: US3908721 (26 worldwide citation)

An automatically operating fuel dispensing nozzle adapted to function within a sealed fuel system. In particular a signal system embodied within the nozzle which functions to permit a tank topping-off flow, and also automatically adjust said system in response to a positive pressure build-up within ...


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Johnson Everette M, Vermillion Herbert E, Wetmiller Robert S: Service station gasoline vapor recovery system. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Ries Carl G, February 12, 1974: US3791422 (26 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to apparatus and method to avoid pollution of the atmosphere due to the passage of gasoline fumes into the latter. The system functions in conjunction with a service station which in its operation transfers gasoline from a storage tank to a motor vehicle. The apparatus includes ...


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Kuhne Gerhard: Underground storage of gas. Edeleanu Gesellschaft mbH, Whaley Thomas H, April 30, 1974: US3807181 (24 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for storage of a gas which is soluble in a liquid hydrocarbon in an underground storage cavity wherein the cavity is continuously filled with liquid even when recovering the gas.


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Higgs Kenneth O, Richmond Robert C, Marsch Lawrence F: Consistometer. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Reis C G, May 28, 1974: US3812706 (24 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for continuously measuring the consistency of a stream of material, such as grease, comprising a resilient member located in the stream so that the two surfaces about which it is flexible are parallel to the direction of the flow of the material in the stream. Means are provided for rot ...