Patents Examined by Catriona M Corallo
  • Patent number: 12034151
    Abstract: Nanoporous carbon-based scaffolds or structures, and specifically carbon aerogels and their manufacture and use thereof are provided. Embodiments include a silicon-doped anode material for a lithium-ion battery, where the anode material includes beads of a polyimide-derived carbon aerogel. The carbon aerogel may further include silicon particles and accommodates expansion of the silicon particles during lithiation. The anode material provides optimal properties for use within the lithium-ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Zafiropoulos, Roxana Trifu, Redouane Begag, Harris R. Miller, Wendell E. Rhine, Nicholas Leventis, George L. Gould, Alexei A. Erchak
  • Patent number: 12030780
    Abstract: Described herein is a nanostructured silicon carbonaceous composite material and methods for producing the same. The methods include formation of a metal organic framework/silica (MOF/SiO2) intermediate material and conversion of the MOF/SiO2 intermediate material to the nanostructured silicon carbonaceous composite material. Relatively inexpensive and/or recycled materials can be used as precursors in manufacturing the nanostructured silicon carbon composition material, which can be used in various applications, including as silicon anode material in a lithium-ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Research Triangle Institute
    Inventors: Ignacio Luz-Minguez, Mustapha Soukri, David Dausch
  • Patent number: 12018196
    Abstract: A method of producing a fluorescent nanodiamond exhibiting a zero phonon line (ZPL) for NV0 and/or NV? on its fluorescence emission wavelength spectrum. The method includes a detonation step of exploding at least one type of explosive in an airtight container to obtain a nanodiamond raw material, a first annealing step of annealing, at a temperature from 1000° C. to 1600° C., the nanodiamond raw material or a nanodiamond which is obtained by removing sp2 carbon through strong acid treatment, ozone treatment, or gas-phase oxidation of the nanodiamond raw material, a vacancy forming step of creating vacancies on the nanodiamond by irradiating the nanodiamond with an ion beam or an electron beam after the first annealing step, and a second annealing step of annealing, at a temperature from 600° C. to 900° C., the nanodiamond containing vacancies to form Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventors: Ming Liu, Masahiro Nishikawa, Yoshihiro Inamoto, Maki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 12012425
    Abstract: A functionalized fibrous hierarchical zeolite includes a framework comprising aluminum atoms, silicon atoms, and oxygen atoms, the framework further comprising a plurality of micropores and a plurality of mesopores. A plurality of nanoparticles comprising nickel are immobilized on the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignees: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Robert Peter Hodgkins, Omer Refa Koseoglu, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset, Kuo-Wei Huang, Anissa Bendjeriou-Sedjerari, Sathiyamoorthy Murugesan, Moussab Harb, Manoj Kumar Gangwar
  • Patent number: 12006260
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a concrete product includes providing a metal-based cementing agent, and an acid-based cement reacting agent of the form HnXOm, where “X” is an element selected from group consisting of phosphorous, carbon, sulfur and boron, “n” and “m” are selected so that the cement reacting agent is an acid, and “X” will bond with the metal-based cementing agent to form a metal cement. The method further includes providing an aggregate defined by an exposed surface area having metallic aggregate linking elements thereon which can chemically bond with “X” in the presence of the acid-based cement reacting agent, and providing a hydroxide-supplying additive. The method includes combining together the metal-based cementing agent, the acid-based cement reacting agent, the aggregate and the hydroxide-supplying additive, and allowing the metal-based cementing agent and the acid-based cement reacting agent to react and bond with the aggregate to form the concrete product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventor: Matthew F. Russell
  • Patent number: 11999627
    Abstract: Provided is a calcium carbonate that comprises crystals having a particular shape and structure and has a nano-order average particle size. Provided are a method for producing a calcium carbonate that comprises crystals having a particular shape and structure and has an average particle size in a particular range and a crystal growth method. The calcium carbonate has the calcite structure, has a BET specific surface area of 2 to 50 m2/g, has a number-based average particle size of 30 nm to 1.0 ?m as determined by electron microscopy, and partially comprises substantially ring-like particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventors: Yuki Kezuka, Maya Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11970396
    Abstract: A negative thermal expansion material having a negative thermal expansion coefficient according to the present invention is represented by Zr2?aMaSxP2O12+?, where M is at least one selected from Ti, Ce, Sn, Mn, Hf, Ir, Pb, Pd, and Cr; a is 0?a<2; x is 0.4?x?1; and ? is a value defined as to satisfy a charge neutral condition. The present invention makes it possible to provide a negative thermal expansion material, a composite material and a method for producing a negative thermal expansion material that can realize reduction in cost and density reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Toshihiro Isobe, Yuko Hayakawa, Yuri Adachi, Ryosuke Uehara
  • Patent number: 11964877
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for preparing a perovskite nanoparticle using a fluidic channel including a first step of forming a fluidic channel including a first outer tube, a second outer tube, and a storage tube capable of introducing flows of fluids, a second step of inducing formation of the perovskite nanoparticles by continuously preparing a mixed fluid with a laminar flow based on a flow rate by introducing a flow of a base fluid into the first outer tube, and introducing a flow of a dispersion fluid in the same direction as the flow of the base fluid into the second outer tube, and a third step of separating the perovskite nanoparticles from the mixed fluid stored in the storage tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: Yongyoung Noh, Youngki Kim, Jisu Hong, Hyein Kim
  • Patent number: 11958045
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and compositions related to the recycling and/or recovery of activating materials from activated aluminum are disclosed. In one embodiment, an aqueous solution's composition may be controlled to maintain aluminum ions dissolved in solution during reaction of an activated aluminum. In another embodiment, aluminum hydroxide containing the activating materials may be dissolved into an aqueous solution to isolate the activating materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jude Kelley, Eric Morgan, Roderick Russell Kunz
  • Patent number: 11931726
    Abstract: The invention provides a gold-supporting catalyst comprising gold nanoparticles and a carrier consisting of porous ceramic obtained by firing a mixture comprising an aluminum compound, a lime component, and a plastic clay containing 1% by mass or less of feldspars and quartz, wherein the gold nanoparticles are supported in an amount of 0.01 to 10 parts by mass on the carrier based on 100 parts by mass of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Toru Murayama, Masatake Haruta, Takashi Takei, Qianqian Zhu, Yasunori Inoue, Fumio Uchida, Kenji Maeda, Hiroshi Matsuo, Yasuo Shibasaki
  • Patent number: 11929421
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for facilitating the creation of a new and potentially thinner form of dielectric. Alternatively, for a given capacitance, a thicker layer can be created with lower risk of leakage. The present disclosure will enable the creation of physically smaller electronic components. Isotope-Modified Hafnium Dielectric is used to create a dielectric layer with a greater range of dielectric coefficients, which may enable the creation of smaller and/or more reliable electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: James Dalton Bell
  • Patent number: 11926800
    Abstract: A fluidized catalytic reactor system cycles from 0.05-5% of catalyst at a time through a rejuvenation unit to be heated in the presence of oxygen to maintain catalyst activity. The use of the rejuvenation unit that may be 2% of the size of the main catalyst regeneration unit allows for reduction in equipment size and in catalyst inventory. The catalyst that is sent to the rejuvenation unit may be spent catalyst but may be partially or fully regenerated catalyst. The rejuvenation unit may be heated by combusting fuel or by hot flue gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Avram M. Buchbinder, John J. Senetar, Wei Pan, Wolfgang A Spieker, Richard A. Johnson, II
  • Patent number: 11905217
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refractory batch, to a method for producing an unshaped refractory ceramic product from the batch, and to an unshaped refractory ceramic product obtained by said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Refractory Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Heid, Roland Nilica
  • Patent number: 11891577
    Abstract: The present disclosure is an FCC additive composition comprising an acidity enhanced modified clay; an acidity enhanced modified alumina; a binder; a phosphorous oxide and a boron oxide, as well as a process for preparing the FCC additive composition. The FCC additive as disclosed is capable of cracking bottoms comprising large hydrocarbon molecules/heavy fuel oils, it enhances bottoms conversion and reduces formation of dry gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Narasimharao Kanna, Somanath Kukade, Pramod Kumar, Ramachandrarao Bojja
  • Patent number: 11845664
    Abstract: A process for the manufacturing of 3D reduced graphene oxide/Fe2O3 material includes the following steps: (i) putting in contact a graphene oxide (GO) water dispersion with an aqueous solution of iron(II) sulfate; (ii) hydrothermal treatment; and (iii) freezing the reaction product obtained in step (ii) at a temperature ??5° C.; and (iv) lyophilisation. A 3D reduced graphene oxide/Fe2O3 material is obtainable by the process and further relates to electrodes for CDI devices having the material. A method for removing ions from a fluid, like saline water, using the capacitive deionization device includes applying a voltage to the electrodes while supplying the fluid into the capacitive deionization device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Yolanda Belaustegi Ituarte, Saioa Zorita Castresana, Francisco José Fernández Carretero, Alberto García Luís, David Alfredo Pacheco Tanaka, Pablo Benguria Uribe
  • Patent number: 11828001
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for growing a crystal in oxygen atmosphere. The method includes compensating a weight of a reactant, introducing a flowing gas, improving a volume ratio of oxygen during a cooling process, providing a heater in a temperature field, and optimizing parameters. According to the method, cracking and component deviation of the crystal during a crystal growth process, and without oxygen free vacancy can be solved. The method for growing the crystal has excellent repeatability and crystal performance consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Weiming Guan, Min Li
  • Patent number: 11819829
    Abstract: Presented is a catalyst composition having exceptional properties for converting sulfur, sulfur compounds, and carbon monoxide contained in gas streams by catalyzed hydrolysis, hydrogenation and water-gas shift reactions. The catalyst comprises underbedded molybdenum and cobalt with an overlayer of molybdenum and cobalt. These metals are present in the catalyst within certain concentration ranges and relative weight ratios. The underbedded metals are present in the catalyst within a specified range relative to the overlayer and total metals. The underbedded metals are formed by co-mulling an inorganic oxide with the catalytically active metals of molybdenum and cobalt. The co-mulled mixture is calcined and then impregnated with overlaid molybdenum and cobalt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: SHELL USA, INC.
    Inventor: Karl Marvin Krueger
  • Patent number: 11806701
    Abstract: Methods for preparing molybdenum-based catalyst for epoxidation reactions using MPG sourced from a propylene oxide/styrene monomer (POSM) production process are described. Streams exiting from the POSM reactor are combined and separated to isolate an aqueous-based, MPG-containing purge stream from other recoverable byproducts of the POSM process. This MPG-containing purge stream is then used as is in the catalyst preparation of molybdenum-based catalyst for epoxidation. Alternatively, the MPG-containing purge stream can undergo additional purification treatments before being utilized in the catalyst preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Lyondell Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: Ha H. Nguyen, Anthony S. Dearth, Harold V. Larson
  • Patent number: 11807543
    Abstract: A solid ionically conductive composition (e.g., nanoparticles of less than 1 micron or a continuous film) comprising at least one element selected from alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, aluminum, zinc, copper, and silver in combination with at least two elements selected from oxygen, sulfur, silicon, phosphorus, nitrogen, boron, gallium, indium, tin, germanium, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, transition metals, and lanthanides. Also described is a battery comprising an anode, a cathode, and a solid electrolyte (corresponding to the above ionically conductive composition) in contact with or as part of the anode and/or cathode. Further described is a thermal (e.g., plasma-based) method of producing the ionically conductive composition. Further described is a method for using an additive manufacturing (AM) process to produce an object constructed of the ionically conductive composition by use of particles of the ionically conductive composition as a feed material in the AM process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew K. Kercher, Andrew S. Westover, Michael Naguib Abdelmalak, Nancy J. Dudney
  • Patent number: 11801503
    Abstract: A process of manufacture of a solid catalyst made of a support coated with a thin catalytic layer and a process for eliminating gaseous and/or particulate pollutants in an exhaust gas. The process of manufacture includes preparing a solution A by dissolving alkoxide and/or chloride precursors of at least one metal selected from Al, Si, Ti, Zr, Fe, Zn, Nb, V and Ce in a solvent S1, preparing a solution B containing a surfactant, an organic acid, and/or hydrochloric acid (HCl) in a solvent S2, mixing solution A and solution B together, thereby obtaining a washcoat solution C, and dip-coating, drying, and calcinating the support into washcoat solution C. The processes provide for elimination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), CO, and/or particulate pollutants in an exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: STÛV
    Inventors: Tarek Barakat, Bao-Lian Su