Patents Examined by David M. Brunsman
  • Patent number: 11267723
    Abstract: A method of purifying a plurality of metal oxide particles produced from a synthesis process comprising the step of washing a plurality of metal oxide particles in a first solvent composition comprising of at least one aliphatic ether, and at least one flocculant. In one embodiment, the plurality of metal oxide particles are iron oxide particles produced from a thermal decomposition synthesis process between an iron-oleate complex and oleic acid in 1-octadecene, wherein the first solvent composition comprises a 1:1 (vol/vol) ratio of an aliphatic ether in the form of diethyl ether and a flocculant in the form of methanol. The washed iron oxide particles are further washed in a second solvent composition comprising a 1:1 (vol/vol) ratio of hexane and ethanol, and then finally dispersed in hexane. The resulting iron oxide particles find use as a contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or as magnetic particles in magnetic separation, magnetism-directed targeting or magnetism-induced heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Amanda Anderson, Vipul Bansal, Jos Laurie Campbell, Rajesh Ramanathan, Jyoti Arora, Ravi Shukla
  • Patent number: 11261098
    Abstract: Methods and systems for production of consistently-sized BEA zeolite nano-crystals incorporating at least one metal oxide, the method including removing an organic template from a BEA zeolite comprising an organic template via calcination; desilicating the BEA zeolite following the step of removing the organic template; incorporating at least one metal oxide into the structure of the BEA zeolite after the step of desilicating; protonating the BEA zeolite after the step of incorporating the at least one metal oxide; and calcining the BEA zeolite after the step of protonating to form a modified BEA zeolite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Emad Naji Al-Shafei, Oki Muraza, Mohamed Ahmed, Ki-Hyouk Choi, Ali Al-Nasir, Zain Hassan Yamani
  • Patent number: 11247911
    Abstract: A method of making a chabazite zeolite is disclosed. The method can include obtaining an aqueous gel comprising silicon dioxide, aluminum oxide, potassium oxide, and a nucleating agent, and hydrothermally treating the aqueous gel to obtain the chabazite zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Oki Muraza, Galal A. Nasser, Zuhair O. Malaibari, Talal K. Al Shammari, Vyas M. Mayank, Zain Yamani
  • Patent number: 11248107
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for preparing an aerogel or a foam, the method comprising: forming a reaction mixture comprising a cellulose nanofibril gel, a first solvent, and one or more crosslinking agents under conditions sufficient to crosslink the gel; and contacting the crosslinked gel with a second solvent under conditions sufficient to dry the crosslinked gel, thereby forming an aerogel or foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: You-Lo Hsieh, Feng Jiang
  • Patent number: 11229903
    Abstract: A method for making a hydroisomerization catalyst having improved thermal stability and metal dispersion characteristics, the catalyst prepared therefrom, and a process for making a base oil product using the catalyst are disclosed. The catalyst is prepared from a composition comprising an SSZ-91 molecular sieve and a rare earth modified alumina, with the composition being modified to contain a Group 8-10 metal, typically through impregnation of a Group 8-10 metal composition. The catalyst may be used to produce dewaxed base oil products by contacting the catalyst under hydroisomerization conditions with a hydrocarbon feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Chevorn U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Yihua Zhang, Adeola Florence Ojo, Guan-Dao Lei
  • Patent number: 11225416
    Abstract: Examples described herein provide a method of making a nano-sized zeolite. The method comprises dissolving an aluminum source in a first portion of an aqueous solution of a templating agent to form a first mixture. The first mixture is added to a slurry of a silica source in a second portion of the aqueous solution of a templating agent to form an aluminosilicate fluid gel. The aluminosilicate fluid gel is stirred to allow reaction. The aluminosilicate fluid gel is dried to form a dry gel and the dry gel is hydrothermal treated in a hydrothermal treatment holder to form a solid product. The solid product is washed, dried, and calcined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Lianhui Ding, Manal Al-Eid, Rasha Alghamdi
  • Patent number: 11224867
    Abstract: A process for preparing a zeolitic material having framework type AEI and having a framework structure which comprises a tetravalent element Y, a trivalent element X, and oxygen, said process comprising (i) providing a zeolitic material having framework type CHA and having a framework structure comprising the tetravalent element Y, the trivalent element X, and oxygen; (ii) preparing a synthesis mixture comprising the zeolitic material provided in (i), water, a source of the tetravalent element Y other than the zeolitic material provided in (i), and an AEI framework structure directing agent; (ili) subjecting the synthesis mixture prepared in (ii) to hydrothermal synthesis conditions comprising heating the synthesis mixture to a temperature in the range of from 100 to 200┬░ C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McGuire, Ahmad Moini, Ulrich Mueller
  • Patent number: 11219886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rare earth element containing zeolitic material having a framework structure selected from the group consisting of AEI, AFT, AFV, AFX, AVL, CHA, EMT, GME, KFI, LEV, LTN, and SFW, including mixtures of two or more thereof, the framework structure of the zeolitic material comprising SiO2 and X2O3, wherein X stands for a trivalent element, wherein the zeolitic material displays an SiO2:X2O molar ratio in the range of from 2 to 20, and wherein the zeolitic material contains one or more rare earth elements as counter-ions at the ion exchange sites of the framework structure. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a process for the production of the inventive rare earth element containing zeolitic material as well as to the use of the inventive rare earth element containing zeolitic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andrei-Nicolae Parvulescu, Robert McGuire, Ulrich Mueller, Weiping Zhang, Xiangju Meng, Feng-Shou Xiao, Toshiyuki Yokoi, Hermann Gies, Bernd Marler, Ute Kolb, Dirk De Vos
  • Patent number: 11219888
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing a solution B comprising at least one catalyst in at least one second solvent, comprising at least the following steps of (A) providing a solution A comprising the at least one catalyst in at least one first solvent, (B) treating the solution A from step (A) with activated carbon, (C) removing the activated carbon from the solution A, and (D) exchanging the at least one first solvent in solution A for at least one second solvent in order to obtain the solution B comprising the at least one catalyst in at least one second solvent, to a solution of at least one catalyst in at least one second solvent, obtainable by the method according to the invention, to the use of this solution for preparing a composition comprising the at least one catalyst, the at least one second solvent, at least one polyisocyanate and at least one NCO-reactive compound, to the use of this composition for producing a single-layered or multi-layered coating system and a corresponding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Traving, Holger Rosellen, Salvatore Manzelli, Cosimo Calandrelli, Stephan Reimer, Frank Richter, Joerg Kolle
  • Patent number: 11220435
    Abstract: The present application pertains to family of new crystalline molecular sieves designated SSZ-94. Molecular sieve SSZ-94 is structurally similar to sieves falling within the MTT structure type such as SSZ-32x, SSZ-32, ZSM-23, EU-13, ISI-4, and KZ-1 family of molecular sieves. SSZ-94 is characterized as having magnesium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Adeola Florence Ojo
  • Patent number: 11213808
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to novel germanosilicate compositions and methods of producing and using the same. Included among the new materials are the new germanosilicates of CIT-5 topology having Si:Ge ratios either in a range of from 3.8 to 5.4 or from 30 to 200, with and without added metal oxides. The disclosure also describes methods of preparing and using these new germanosilicate compositions as well as the compositions themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Joel E. Schmidt, Mark E. Davis, Ben W. Boal, Jong Hun Kang
  • Patent number: 11214493
    Abstract: A method for crystallizing aluminosilicate zeolites, including the steps of preparing a mixture containing a silica source, a mineralizing agent, an organic structure directing agent; heating the mixture to form a heated mixture; and adding an alumina source to the heated mixture. The method steps described herein can provide an accelerated aluminosilicate zeolite crystallization process as compared to conventional processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eduard Kunkes, Ahmad Moini, Maritza I. Ortega
  • Patent number: 11213807
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to novel germanosilicate compositions and methods of producing the same. In particular, this disclosure describes new silica-rich compositions of the germanosilicate designated CIT-13, with and without added metal oxides. The disclosure also describes methods of preparing and using these new germanosilicate compositions as well as the compositions themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Joel E. Schmidt, Mark E. Davis, Ben W. Boal, Jong Hun Kang
  • Patent number: 11213809
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to novel germanosilicate compositions and methods of producing and using the same. In particular, this disclosure describes new germanosilicates of CIT-14 topology. The disclosure also describes methods of preparing and using these new germanosilicate compositions as well as the compositions themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Joel E. Schmidt, Mark E. Davis, Ben W. Boal, Jong Hun Kang, Dan Xie
  • Patent number: 11207665
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to novel phyllosilicate compositions designated CIT-13P and methods of producing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Joel E. Schmidt, Mark E. Davis, Ben W. Boal, Jong Hun Kang
  • Patent number: 11193038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drier composition (DC) for use in a coating composition preferably in an autoxidizable alkyd based coating composition (AC). The drier composition (DC) comprises: (a) At least one metal complex (MC) comprising: at least one metal salt (MS) comprising at least one metal cation (M) which is selected from the group consisting of iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) and at least one anion (AN) and at least one nitrogen donor ligand (L) which is selected from the group comprising monodentate, bidentate, tridentate, pentadentate, and hexadentate nitrogen donor ligands, and (b) at least one non-ionic emulsifier (E). The present invention is further directed to an autoxizable alkyd based coating composition (AC) comprising said drier composition (DC), to the use of said autoxizable alkyd based coating composition (AC) and also to a substrate coated with said autoxizable alkyd based coating composition (AC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ALLNEX AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Armin Temel, Thomas Sch├Ânbacher
  • Patent number: 11195633
    Abstract: Gallium-68 generators that are capable of producing gallium-68 from a germanium-68 source material are disclosed. The source material may be a matrix material (e.g., zeolite) in which germanium-68 is isomorphously substituted for central atoms in tetrahedra within the matrix material. Methods for forming gallium-68 generators are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Curium US LLC
    Inventor: Luis Antonio M. M. Barbosa
  • Patent number: 11192791
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a partial oxidation catalyst that causes a light hydrocarbon partial oxidation reaction to proceed readily with high activity and high selectivity and a high-yield carbon monoxide production method using the same. The present disclosure further relates to a light hydrocarbon partial oxidation catalyst containing a zeolite supporting cobalt and rhodium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukuoka, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Sae Someya
  • Patent number: 11192793
    Abstract: A method for modifying the surface of a molecular sieve, comprising reacting a molecular sieve with an aminosilane, wherein the reaction is carried out in an aqueous solvent. A modified molecular sieve obtained by the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: John Kilmartin, Ashwin Sankaran, David Thompsett
  • Patent number: 11192096
    Abstract: Provided are a novel form of AEI zeolite, a novel synthesis technique for producing pure phase AEI zeolite, a catalyst comprising the AEI zeolite in combination with a metal, and methods of using the same. The AEI aluminosilicate zeolite has a cuboid morphology and a silica-to-alumina ratio of 20 to 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Hai-Ying Chen, Joseph Fedeyko, Raul Francisco Lobo, Trong Dinh Pham, Sanyuan Yang