Patents Examined by Amber R Orlando
  • Patent number: 10881123
    Abstract: A novel salt composition and a corresponding method of manufacture are described herein. The salt composition is formed from a plurality of salt crystals with a surface area of at least 0.19-0.23 m2/g and a Hall density of less than 0.8 g/cm3. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the salt composition has a hopper cube morphology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehtap Fevzioglu, Sivaraj Kaliappan, James William Stalder
  • Patent number: 10843163
    Abstract: An equilibrium approach reactor with the ability to receive a highly variable gas and normalise it to a useful quality, and further to utilise the energy from the gas itself to robustly elevate the operating temperature, to ensure good mixing and high conversion while having the ability to handle solids in multiple states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Kamaldeep Kalsi
  • Patent number: 10836635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining a hydrogen rich gas from an off gas. Further, the invention relates to a system for operating said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Arjan Allert Jonckers, Julie Hélène Emond Duncan, Sanjay Madhoprasad Rungta
  • Patent number: 10820604
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for treating raw human milk to produce treated human milk having undetectable levels of bacteria. The milk is skimmed to produce skim human milk then subjected to microfiltration to yield a filtrate which has undetectable levels of bacteria, including Bacillus cereus. The resultant human milk can be further processed, used and/or sold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Prolacta Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Fournell, Scott Eaker, Armando Montoya
  • Patent number: 10807917
    Abstract: A method of fertilizing a plant comprises applying to a plant an effective amount of a composition comprising a product of a salicylic acid, a potassium polyphosphite, a potassium phosphite, and a potassium phosphate. The composition may be prepared by reacting salicylic acid, ammonium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide and/or potassium carbonate, phosphoric acid, and phosphorous acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Plant Food Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl Fabry
  • Patent number: 10807073
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a catalyst to be used for a gas-phase catalytic ammoxidation reaction of propane, the method comprising a preparation step of dissolving or dispersing a raw material to thereby obtain a prepared raw material liquid, a first drying step of drying the prepared raw material liquid to thereby obtain a dried material, a calcination step of calcining the dried material to thereby obtain a composite oxide having a predetermined composition, an impregnation step of impregnating the composite oxide with a solution containing at least one specific element selected from the group consisting of tungsten, molybdenum, tellurium, niobium, vanadium, boron, bismuth, manganese, iron, antimony, phosphorus and rare earth elements to thereby obtain an impregnated composite oxide, and a second drying step of drying the impregnated composite oxide, wherein at least one of the impregnation step o and the second drying step is a step of impregnating the composite oxide or drying t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Sho Tamura, Dai Nagata
  • Patent number: 10800987
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a composite carbonate utilized as a catalyst in coal gasification processes. Methods described herein also include suitable processing conditions for performing coal gasification with the composite catalyst. In certain embodiments the composite catalyst may comprise an alkali carbonate and a transition metal carbonate, for example, an FeCO3—Na2CO3 catalyst. An FeCO3—Na2CO3 catalyst, compared to raw coal, may increase the carbon conversion rate by about two times within the 700° C.-800° C. range due to its ability to reduce the activation energy of gasification by about 30-40%. Compared to pure sodium and pure iron catalysts, the composite catalyst may increase the yields of desired products H2 and CO at 800° C. by 14.8% and 40.2%, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Maohong Fan, Rodolfo Monterrozo
  • Patent number: 10792674
    Abstract: A precipitation tube and a precipitation tube bundle for a wet electrostatic precipitator, in particular for separating dusts, gases, and/or aerosols from exhaust gases are disclosed. The precipitation tube is designed as a modular tube system. It has at least two wall parts which each form a periphery segment of an inner periphery of the precipitation tube and are connected to each other so as to form at least part of the inner circumference of the precipitation tube. The modular tube system may include at least two wall parts, which each form a length segment of the precipitation tube and are connected to each other so as to form at least part of the length of the precipitation tube. The precipitation tube bundle is modular and includes a supporting structure on which a plurality of precipitation tubes are detachably held by connecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Steuler Korrosionsschutz Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Scharkowski, Matthias Herzog
  • Patent number: 10792593
    Abstract: A method for removing gas from a froth by supplying at least a portion of the froth from a vessel into a housing, providing a flow of fluid through the housing, introducing the froth into the fluid such that at least a portion of the gas in the froth is removed from the froth and entrained in the fluid to form a mixture of fluid and entrained gas and subsequently delivering the mixture to the vessel and/or another location within a processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Woodall, Daniel Smith, Brendan Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 10780382
    Abstract: A filter module for the separation of overspray from overspray-laden cabin air of coating plants, in particular of painting plants, having a filter housing which delimits a filter chamber through which overspray-laden cabin air can be conducted in a main flow direction. A plurality of separation elements composed of a separation material which is permeable to the cabin air is arranged in the filter chamber such that a flow labyrinth is formed between the separation elements. A separation device and a plant for coating articles having such a filter module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventors: Apostolos Katefidis, Jürgen Röckle
  • Patent number: 10766770
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for the production of hydrogen-containing compounds, such as ammonia and urea from a product stream of a fuel cell unit. The production of ammonia and optionally urea can also include a net power production. Alternatively, the hydrogen stream from the fuel cell unit can be directed to the production of synthetic hydrocarbons liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GRANNUS, LLC
    Inventors: James Kelly Merritt, Matthew Cox
  • Patent number: 10765986
    Abstract: The plugged honeycomb structure includes a plurality of honeycomb segments, a bonding layer, and plugging portions which plug open ends of cells of each honeycomb segment, and in the honeycomb segment, at least two types of cells having different sectional shapes are formed to constitute predetermined repeated arrangement patterns, and a ratio of a value R2s obtained by dividing an average sectional area S2in of inflow cells by an average sectional area S2out of outflow cells in a partial rim circumferential wall cell region is in a range of 1.7 times or more and 2.0 times or less to a value R1s obtained by dividing an average sectional area S1in of the inflow cells by an average sectional area S1out of the outflow cells in a whole rim partition wall cell region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Mori, Mitsuhiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10766039
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is provide an electrostatic precipitator capable of allowing a charger to be thin while suppressing ozone generation. The electrostatic precipitator 1 includes a charger 10 provided with a high voltage electrode 11 receiving a high voltage from a high voltage generating circuit 40 and a counter electrode 12 facing the high voltage electrode 11 and receiving a reference voltage from the high voltage generating circuit 40, and configured to charge suspended particles by generating a discharge between the high voltage electrode 11 and the counter electrode 12; and a dust collector 20 disposed in the downstream side of an air flow direction of the charger 10 and configured to collect the suspended particles charged by the charger 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Seiro Yuge, Daisuke Fukuoka, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Yasuhiko Kochiyama
  • Patent number: 10765135
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compositions and methods for producing protein-polysaccharide conjugates in aqueous solutions. Also provided are methods for limiting the Maillard reaction to the very initial stage, the formation of the Schiff base. Provided are methods to obtain a simple product of Schiff base with white color, and compositions obtained using the methods of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: John A. Lucey, Dani Zhu, Srinivasan Damodaran
  • Patent number: 10760537
    Abstract: An air cleaner has a first housing having an inlet and an upper opening, a second housing having an outlet and a lower opening, a filter element arranged between the upper opening of the first housing and the lower opening of the second housing. The first housing includes a looped wall, which protrudes from the inner surface thereof, and a sound absorbing member, which is made of an air permeable material and fixed to the upper end of the looped wall. The inner surface of the first housing, the inner peripheral surface of the looped wall, and the sound absorbing member define an air chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Ryusuke Kimura, Yoshinori Inuzuka
  • Patent number: 10753244
    Abstract: A plugged honeycomb structure includes: a honeycomb substrate and a plugging portion, and is configured to trap particulate matter included in fluid flowing from an inflow side end face to an outflow side end face. The partition wall includes, as raw materials, particulates of a base material and a binder and having a melting point lower than that of the base material, the base material has a particle diameter in a range of 5 ?m to 60 ?m, a mass ratio of the binder to a total mass of the raw material of the base material and the binder is in a range of 22 mass % to 45 mass %, and the cells include round cells as a part, the round cells being defined by a circular-arc partition wall having a circular-arc shape that is at least a part of the partition wall to have a circular shape or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomokatsu Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10753321
    Abstract: A hollow filter element, including: a filter medium for filtering a fluid; wherein the filter element is a conical-oval rounded filter element; wherein the filter medium circumferentially surrounds an interior flow space of the filter element, wherein the filter medium circumferentially encloses around an element axis such that filter medium at least in one direction radial to the element axis is smaller on a first of the end sides of the filter medium than on a second of the end sides of the filter medium; wherein the filter medium has a first end body arranged at least on the smaller end side; wherein the first end body has at least one leveling element in the at least one direction of the smaller extent with respect to the element axis in a radially outer segment with respect to the element axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Nadine Sorger, Pascal Neef, Pedro Miguel Pereira Madeira
  • Patent number: 10743570
    Abstract: A mixture of green banana and ripe banana.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Gracienne Myers
  • Patent number: 10744435
    Abstract: The invention concerns spunbond nonwoven fabrics comprising a plurality of bicomponent filaments, the bicomponent filaments having a segmented pie cross-sectional configuration including a polycarbonate component and a polypropylene component, wherein a ratio of the polypropylene component to the polycarbonate component is between about 5:95 and about 95:5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Peters, François Guillaume Sébastien Courtecuisse, Juha-Matti Levasalmi, Richard Lucas
  • Patent number: 10744514
    Abstract: Black powder flowing with hydrocarbons in a hydrocarbon pipeline is converted into a magnetorheological slurry by implementing wet scrubbing in the hydrocarbon pipeline. A flow of the magnetorheological slurry through the hydrocarbon pipeline is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: James Clyde Hassell