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Some Representative Aquero Patents and Patent Applications
Webber, Timothy J., T. Daniel Sikes, and C. Steven Sikes. July 22, 2013. US 2015/0259231
(allowed, awaiting issue); CA 2,879,998 (pending); WIPO/PCT application WO 2014/018452. Process for reducing soluble organic
content in recovered water. Chemicals, methods, processes, and process equipment for clarification and deoiling of process
waters that are associated with the recovery of oil and gas.
C. Steven. September 12, 2017. US 9,758,395; CA 2,834,496 (pending); PCT application PCT/US11/34311. Lysine
based polymer coagulants for use in clarification of process waters. Novel lysine copolymers as coagulants for clarifying
process waters, potable water, and others. Other uses include biostatic and preservative applications.
Sikes, C. Steven, T. Daniel Sikes, and Mark A. Hochwalt. April 26, 2016.
US 9,321,663. November 18, 2016. CA 2,731,608. Flotation and separation of flocculated oils and solids from
waste waters. Rapid and effective method and apparatus for treating difficult reverse emulsions of oil, oily solids,
and water. A layer of highly buoyant oily solids is generated that floats on top of the bulk phase of clarified
water. The oily solids are quickly and efficiently separated from the aqueous phase, now completely clean of oily residuals.
Sikes, C. Steven, Mark A. Hochwalt, and T. Daniel Sikes. January 27, 2009. CA 2,595,723. US application
2009/0127205 12/090216 (pending). Amino acid, carbohydrate, and acrylamide polymers useful as flocculants in agricultural
and industrial settings. Features examples and claims of compositions of matter, methods of preparation,
and uses for clarifying oil-in-water reverse emulsions with emphasis on oil-sands mining including SAGD operations.
Sikes, C. Steven, Mark A. Hochwalt, and T. Daniel Sikes. October 12, 2006. Amino acid, carbohydrate, and acrylamide
polymers useful as flocculants in agricultural and industrial settings. PCT application US 2006/040168. Worldwide
filing featuring examples in a claim set about compositions of matter, methods, and uses for clarifying oil-in-water reverse
Sikes, C. Steven. August 15, 2006. Copolymers of amino acids and methods of their production.
US 7,091,305. Use in shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and thickening agents.
Sikes, C. Steven, Mark A. Hochwalt,
and T. Daniel Sikes. September 29, 2009. US 7,595,007. Amino acid and carbohydrate polymers for soil retention,
water conservation, water clarification, and dust control. Compositions of matter, methods of synthesis, uses in treating
process water in mining operations with an emphasis on oil-sands water treatment, dust control, includes PAM/activated polysaccharides among
many other compositions.
Sikes, C. Steven, Mark A. Hochwalt, and T. Daniel Sikes. September 29, 2009.
US 7,595,002. Use of amino acid and carbohydrate polymers for soil retention, water conservation, and water clarification.
US patent application 11/473004, pending. Uses in agriculture, soil retention, etc.
Sikes, C. Steven. May 30,
2006. Preparation of high molecular weight polysuccinimides. US patent 7,053,170. Co-solubilized monomer
and catalyst claims.
Sikes, C. Steven. November 30, 2004. Copolymers of amino acids and methods
of their production. US patent 6,825,313. Compositions of matter, methods of synthesis, includes polysaccharide
grafts, uses as flocculants.