Patents Examined by Christopher P Jones
  • Patent number: 11835494
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for fluidization in industrial hygiene applications. The method includes collecting air samples of contaminants onto the surface of fluidized activated carbon particulate as opposed to fixed-bed particulate. The adsorbates include toluene (a cyclic compound) and n-hexane (an open-chain compound). The obtained results are analyzed and discussed in terms of breakthrough times. The input parameters are the initial concentration of toluene or n-hexane in the air feed stream and the amount of the sorbent used. The feed flow rate is at 2 liters/min, and the temperature and humidity are kept constant at their prevailing laboratory conditions, i.e., 22±2° C. and 34±2% RH, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventor: Ayman Al-Arfaj
  • Patent number: 11833527
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for capturing bioaerosols. More particularly, the apparatus for capturing bioaerosols includes a sprayer configured to spray a buffer solution for protecting aerosol particles in a form of droplets; and a capturer into which air including the droplets and the aerosol particles is introduced and in a capture solution in which the aerosol particles are captured, wherein discharge members provided with a plurality of nanostructures are provided on a surface of the capturer to charge the aerosol particles. Due to such a configuration, high discharge efficiency can be anticipated even at a low voltage without damage to aerosol particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignees: Research Cooperation Foundation of Yeungnam University, INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jeong Hoon Byeon, Jung Ho Hwang, Hyeong Rae Kim, Sang Gwon An
  • Patent number: 11820744
    Abstract: Providing a method for generating and releasing 1-MCP gas from a complex carrier through the use of a 1-MCP generator that enables the application of at least one physical, releasing force to a carrier complex and/or mixture comprising water and the carrier complex, or the interaction of steam with a carrier complex and/or mixture comprising water and the carrier complex, over a determined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Patent number: 11821825
    Abstract: A thermodenuder having a main tube with an outer wall, and a heater (23) arranged within the main tube. The heater is arranged in the center of a cross section through the main tube and is spaced apart from the outer wall of the main tube. The main tube has a main axis of extension, and the heater extends parallel to the main axis. The main tube has two openings that are arranged at opposing side faces of the main tube. A channel for an aerosol is arranged within the main tube between the heater and the outer wall and between the two openings. Furthermore, a method for removing semi-volatile material and semi-volatile particles from an aerosol is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Catalytic Instruments GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jacob John Swanson, Adam Meyer Boies, Hans-Joachim Schulz
  • Patent number: 11819860
    Abstract: A belt-type electric dust collection device capable of automatic cleaning includes a dust collection belt including a plurality of flat parts spaced apart at a predetermined distance, and a plurality of first bent parts and second bent parts formed at both ends of the plurality of flat parts. A plurality of first rollers are provided in a line at the plurality of first bent parts of the dust collection belt, to support and guide the dust collection belt. A plurality of second rollers are provided in a line at the plurality of second bent parts of the dust collection belt. A plurality of electrode plates are provided between the plurality of flat parts of the dust collection belt. A belt cleaning part is provided at one side of the dust collection belt, and a driving part is provided to move the dust collection belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Jingyun Kim, Kyuho Shin, Jaeyoul Jeong
  • Patent number: 11819795
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a device for removing CO2 comprising a gas flow inlet, a housing including a SIFSIX-3-Cu metal-organic framework (MOF) composition for sorbing and/or desorbing CO2, and a gas flow outlet. Embodiments of the present disclosure describe an anesthetic system comprising one or more regeneratable cartridges for sorbing and/or desorbing CO2, wherein each of the one or more regeneratable cartridge includes a metal-organic framework composition, wherein at least one of the regeneratable cartridges includes a SIFSIX-3-Cu MOF. Embodiments of the present disclosure describe an alkaline fuel cell comprising a catalyst layer including a SIFSIX-3-Cu MOF composition for sorbing and/or desorbing CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Mohamed Eddaoudi, Youssef Belmabkhout, Osama Shekhah
  • Patent number: 11813586
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to hydrocarbon emission control systems. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to substrates coated with hydrocarbon adsorptive coating compositions and evaporative emission control systems for controlling evaporative emissions of hydrocarbons from motor vehicle engines and fuel systems. The hydrocarbon adsorptive coating compositions include particulate carbon having a BET surface area of at least about 1300 m2/g, and at least one of (i) a butane affinity of greater than 60% at 5% butane; (ii) a butane affinity of greater than 35% at 0.5% butane; (iii) a micropore volume greater than about 0.2 ml/g and a mesopore volume greater than about 0.5 ml/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ruettinger, Laif R. Alden, Steven Chin, Akash Abraham, Christy Chen
  • Patent number: 11813552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispersion device and a defoamation device comprising the same, which provides a dispersion device comprising a dispersion plate equipped with an inclined surface extended downwards obliquely and raw material inflow nozzles formed on the inclined surface to introduce a raw material into the inclined surface; and a band spaced apart from the inclined surface of the dispersion plate to form a gap from the inclined surface, thereby being configured so that the raw material flows through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Jung Kee Jang, Jeong Hun Cho, Joon Hee Cho, Ye Hoon Im, Young Soo Song
  • Patent number: 11813617
    Abstract: A device comprising a group of electrode elements for a condenser separator of a two-step electrofilter, which group of electrode elements comprises at least two electrode elements in the form of strips or flat planar sheets, the electrode elements being mostly comprised of a core. At least one of the electrode elements or group of electrode elements is formed of at least two different polymers with different electrical properties. A first portion of the electrode element that is disposed closest to an adjacent second electrode element in the condenser separator is formed of an insulating polymer, and a second portion of the electrode element is comprised of at least one current conductive element in the form of a thin coating on the core of the electrode element, or is embedded in the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: LightAir Holding AB
    Inventors: Andrzej Loreth, Peter Holmberg
  • Patent number: 11806666
    Abstract: Methods and systems for recovering terpenes and controlling the composition of terpenes collected from wood drying processes are provided. In particular, a sorbent having adsorbed materials, including terpenes, from a wood drying process can be desorbed in a desorber, resulting in a gaseous stream containing terpenes, which can be condensed and collected from the gaseous stream. The conditions of desorption can be controlled to ensure a desirable amount of alpha-pinene and beta-pinene relative to other terpenes, such as dipentene and camphene, in the collected terpenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Adam Krzysztof Sniady, Kim Kristine Tutin, Stephen Douglas Prout, Harold R Cowles, Jim P Arduino, Lawrence P Otwell
  • Patent number: 11802562
    Abstract: A device evacuates a chamber and purifies the gas extracted from said chamber of any foreign substances. The device comprises a dry-condensing vacuum pump having an input connected to the chamber to be evacuated and is suitable for maintaining the input pressure at a constant level at the output despite variable conditions. An intermediate line which connects to the output of the dry-condensing vacuum pump and a liquid ring vacuum pump, the input of which is connected to the intermediate line, are additionally provided. A corresponding method makes it possible to purify the gas of any foreign substances reliably and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sterling Industry Consult GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Kösters, Uwe Gottschlich
  • Patent number: 11794140
    Abstract: A process and device for enhancing the chemical protection capability of a collective protection filter whereby the process stream exiting the collective protection filter is passed through an Auxiliary Filter. The auxiliary filter containing an ammonia removal media, such as zirconium hydroxide impregnated with zinc chloride (ZnCl2/Zr(OH)4), an oxidizing media, preferably zirconium hydroxide impregnated with potassium permanganate (KMnO4/Zr(OH)4), and a methyl bromide removal media, preferably activated carbon impregnated with triethylenediamine (TEDA/carbon). The auxiliary filter and process are configured to remove toxic industrial chemicals including NH3, NOx (mixtures of NO and NO2) and CH2O, and CH3Br.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory Peterson, Ryan Ballantyne, Michael Boruch, William Clark, Bruce Corso, William B Feaver, Nicole Puckace, Jeffery Stephen Hoene, Joseph Hunt, Neil Kennihan, Craig LaMoy, Robert Kinter, Michael J Knapke, Mark Noltimier, Michael Pompeii, Chris Ritchey, Joseph A Rossin, Rachel L Rossin, Richard Warder, Jr
  • Patent number: 11794164
    Abstract: Methods of making a poly(propylenimine) (PPI) sorbent, a PPI sorbent, structures including the PPI sorbent, methods of separating CO2 using the PPI sorbent, and the like, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignees: Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Global Thermostat Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Pang, Christopher W. Jones, Li-Chen Lee, Miles Sakwa-Novak, Michele Sarazen
  • Patent number: 11787269
    Abstract: A smart multi-modal vehicular air filtration management system including a first filter element and a second filter element disposed in a fresh air housing, wherein the fresh air housing has an inlet and an outlet. Additionally, a third filter element is provided which is disposed in a cabin housing, the cabin housing having one or more inlet. A fluid channel arranged between the fresh air and cabin housing. Finally, a diverter is included which is disposed near an outlet of the fresh air housing, wherein the diverter is configured to cause air to flow through the fresh air housing selectively through one or both of the first filter element and the second filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Bauer, Thomas Heininger, Dominik Haider, Tobias Schwimmbeck, Mathias Hoesl, Matthias Heinzmann, Andreas Weber, Mirco Schoen, Mario Schoen, Martin Klein, Pascal Thau
  • Patent number: 11786915
    Abstract: An example of a system for use in collecting fluid from a gas stream includes one or more collection panels and a frame for arranging the panel(s). Each of the collection panel(s) may comprise an emitter electrode assembly member, comprising one or more emitter electrodes, physically attached to an electrically insulated from a fluid collection member comprising one or more collection electrodes. The frame may be sized and shaped to be disposed near a gas outlet or a duct. An example of a method for collecting fluid from a gas stream includes providing the collection panel(s) disposed in a path of the gas stream; providing the gas stream; generating and maintaining a voltage at the one or more emitter electrodes of each of the collection panel(s); and collecting an amount of the fluid from the gas stream with the one or more collection panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Infinite Cooling Inc.
    Inventors: Maher Damak, Karim Khalil, Kripa Varanasi
  • Patent number: 11780601
    Abstract: A fuel tank inerting system is provided including an air flow comprising air from a first source having a first temperature and air from a second source having a second temperature. The second temperature is cooler than the first temperature. At least one separating module is configured to separate an inert gas from the air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Paul M. D'Orlando, Eric Surawski
  • Patent number: 11779878
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for capturing carbon dioxide from a gas stream. The methods and systems can also be used to reduce pollutants from a gas stream. The nozzle alignment of the system avoids droplet collision and merger with a corresponding loss of surface area. The high surface area of the droplets allows for increased efficiency of CO2 capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Enviro Ambient Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjeev Jolly, Paul Scott
  • Patent number: 11779881
    Abstract: A dehumidifying element includes: a layered body in which a plurality of sheets supporting an adsorbent that dehumidifies air are stacked on one another, with gaps provided between adjacent ones of the plurality of sheets, the gaps allowing air to pass therethrough; a casing that holds the layered body; and a cushioning member provided between the casing and the layered body in a stacking direction in which the plurality of sheets are stacked on one another, the cushioning member being configured to expand and contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Shota Yamada, Akinori Shimizu, Yoko Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11779874
    Abstract: The present invention provides an air filter comprising a polymer foam and an adsorbent material wherein said polymer foam comprises metal particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: University of Bath
    Inventors: Semali Priyanthi Perera, Barry David Crittenden, Olivier Camus, Yong-Min Chew, Ramya G
  • Patent number: 11772033
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing pollution emitted by an industrial exhaust source comprises a sleeve having an interior cavity, and at least one sidewall. A sprinkler or water injection system supplies water to the interior cavity of the sleeve, and comprises an incoming water tubing assembly for water flow. At least one secondary tube connects the incoming water tubing assembly to a corresponding number of nozzles within the interior cavity, each injecting a plurality of streams or jets of water therein to cleanse out the mix of pollutants. A hole at a base of the sleeve leads to a pipe, draining the water and the mix of pollutants carried by the water. The base is circumferentially-arranged and slopes down towards the pipe. The pipe is also sloped downward, both allowing for easier flow of the water and the mix of pollutants, preventing collection of these within the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Alejandro Fidel Brito