Patents Examined by J. A. Lorengo
  • Patent number: 8177899
    Abstract: A non-aqueous pigment ink comprising a pigment, a pigment dispersant and a non-aqueous solvent, wherein the non-aqueous solvent comprises an alcohol solvent, a fatty acid ester solvent and a hydrocarbon solvent, the alcohol solvent comprises a saturated branched alcohol containing 14 to 18 carbon atoms and having one branch, and an amount of the saturated branched alcohol is within a range from 3 to 40% by mass relative to a total mass of the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Endo
  • Patent number: 8163075
    Abstract: An ink composition that includes a self-dispersing pigment that has about 0.02 to about 1.0 mMoles of S and about 0.2 to about 2.0 mMoles of active hydrogen per gram of pigment, water, and an organic solvent. A method of making an ink composition that includes sulfonating a pigment, subsequently oxidizing the pigment to produce a modified pigment, and incorporating the modified pigment into an ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sensient Colors LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Kennedy, Diane V. Graff, Daniel F. Gloster, Michael Bogomolny, Puthalath K. Sujeeth, Ryan Cross
  • Patent number: 8147610
    Abstract: Cementitious formulations and their products with enhanced reactivity are provided. Formulations in certain embodiments may include at least one calcium source, a reactant and a filler in a hydrated environment, wherein the reactant, in one form, is crystalline silica that has been modified for reactivity. Enhancement of a reactant may include one or more modifications to its content, grind and/or the cement to silica ratio, as well as addition of one or more additives in the formulation, additives in the form of at least one alumina source, defoamer, catalyst and/or a clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Xiangdong Feng, Meiling Gong, Chinmay Avinash Gowardhan, Chongjun Jiang, Michael John Julius, Amitabha Kumar, Shannon Marie Labernik, Xiangyuan Liu, Liyan Ma, Basil Taha Naji, Kalynne Hitzeman Paradis, David John Sharman
  • Patent number: 8109218
    Abstract: A process for the treatment of waste, the process comprising either a gasification step or a pyrolysis step to produce an offgas and a non-airborne, solid char material; followed by a plasma treatment step. An associated apparatus having a plasma treatment unit which is separate from the gasification unit or pyrolysis unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Plasma Power Limited
    Inventors: Chris Chapman, David Ovens, David Deegan, Saeed Ismail
  • Patent number: 8105974
    Abstract: A process of forming a hydrogen storage material, including the steps of: providing a first material of the formula M(BH4)X, where M is an alkali metal or an alkali earth metal, providing a second material selected from M(AlH4)x, a mixture of M(AlH4)x and MClx, a mixture of MClx and Al, a mixture of MClx and AlH3, a mixture of MHx and Al, Al, and AlH3. The first and second materials are combined at an elevated temperature and at an elevated hydrogen pressure for a time period forming a third material having a lower hydrogen release temperature than the first material and a higher hydrogen gravimetric density than the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy, Savannah River
    Inventors: Rana F. Mohtadi, Kenji Nakamura, Ming Au, Ragaiy Zidan
  • Patent number: 7935326
    Abstract: To provide a treatment method having excellent purification effect, in which impurities having high ionicity in a silica powder can be removed in a short time, a apparatus thereof, and a purified silica powder. A purification method of a silica powder comprises: making a silica powder into a fluid state; contacting a purified gas to the silica powder in the fluid state at high temperature; and thereby removing impurity components of the silica powder. In the method, the silica powder in the fluid state is positioned in a magnetic field region. Further, the silica powder is contacted with the purified gas, while applying voltage to the silica powder by an electric field generated by moving of the silica powder. Preferably, the silica powder in a fluid state is positioned in the magnetic region of 10 gausses or more, and contacted with the purification gas at a temperature of 1000° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Super Quartz Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kanda, Yoshiyuki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 7918776
    Abstract: A composition for destruction of unused or expired medicines comprised of: an acidic solvent; a dishwashing liquid; and activated carbon. The acidic solvent can be distilled vinegar, lemon juice, hydrochloric acid, diluted hydrochloric acid, acetic acid, diluted acetic acid, bleach, ammonia, alcohol, and combinations thereof, the dishwashing liquid includes at least one anionic surfactant, at least one nonionic surfactant, and cocinin, and the activated carbon is selected can be powdered activated carbon or granulated activated carbon, typically with a surface area of at least approximately 500 square meters per gram. The composition can further include fragrance and/or coloring. The components of the composition can also be sold individually or one or more components can be sold together with a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Sherry Day
  • Patent number: 7914616
    Abstract: A method for producing a liquid composition containing pigment particles is provided including (1) maintaining a mixture of a solvent and pigments of at least two types including a pigment A insoluble in the solvent at a normal temperature and a normal pressure, and a pigment B soluble in the solvent at the normal temperature and the normal pressure, at a temperature exceeding the normal temperature and a pressure exceeding the normal pressure, thereby obtaining a pigment solution in which the pigment A and the pigment B are dissolved; and (2) cooling the pigment solution to a temperature precipitating a deposition of the pigment A or lower, thereby precipitating pigment particles containing the pigment A and the pigment B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazumichi Nakahama, Takayuki Teshima, Yukio Hanyu, Ryuji Higashi
  • Patent number: 7897202
    Abstract: A process using environmentally friendly materials for restoring a surface of an epoxy graphite composite material that has been degraded by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. An example process includes steps of providing a gelled solvent composition, applying the gelled solvent composition to a degraded surface of an epoxy graphite composite material, and thereafter removing the gelled solvent composition to produce a restored surface. The process uses a novel gelled solvent composition comprising one or more non-halogenated organic solvents, a thickening agent, an abrasive agent, and water; wherein the gelled solvent composition has an evaporative weight loss that is lower than the evaporative weight loss of the one or more non-halogenated solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gregory J. Werner, Burt Shah
  • Patent number: 7811367
    Abstract: A drying agent particularly suited for facilitating the drying of inks and paints includes a cobalt drier that is more than six percent cobalt by weight, and no more than fourteen percent cobalt by weight. In particular, the cobalt drier is twelve percent cobalt by weight. The drying agent can also include a manganese drier, tung oil, a water-activated drier, a two-way drier, and a lithographic overprint varnish. All ingredients can be present in the mixture at a concentration of one part by weight. The drying agent can be used with a variety of printing stock substrates, and may be used at significantly higher concentrations than prior art drying agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Genesis II of NC, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Wells, Shane Landis
  • Patent number: 7799308
    Abstract: The present invention discloses ultra-fine fibrous carbon and preparation of the same. Specifically, the present ultra-fine fibrous carbon is characterized by the graphite-like structure with the sp2 hybrid carbon content of more than 95% per total content; the (002) plane interlayer spacing (d002, d-spacing of C(002) profiles determined by X-ray diffraction method) of 0.3370˜0.3700 nm; the (002) plane stacking of more than 4 layers, namely the stacking height (Lc002) of more than 1.5 nm; fibrous carbon length per fibrous carbon width or diameter (aspect ratio) of more than 20; the average diameter of 5˜50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Suntel Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seong Ho Yoon
  • Patent number: 7785389
    Abstract: A method of operating a channel induction furnace to process a feed material and obtain therefrom at least one of a molten metal product, a vapor phase metal product and a slag product. The method includes avoiding the formation of islands of materials that are fed into the channel induction furnace. The method also involves breaking up islands of materials that are formed within the channel induction furnace. The method further involves adding a heat-conducting metal material into the channel induction furnace together with the feed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Heritage Environmental Services, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Bratina, Thomas Edward Roberts
  • Patent number: 7585803
    Abstract: A method of operating a continuous system for a catalyst regeneration process wherein the regeneration section includes a combustion zone, at least one oxygen boost zone, a halogenation zone and a drying zone in serial progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Scott J. Price, Paul R. Cottrell
  • Patent number: 7569103
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ink compositions and printed substrates produced using the ink, inkjet dispensers including the ink, printing systems for using and printing with the ink, and methods for using the same. In an embodiment, the ink composition is a consumable inkjet ink formulated by combining an aqueous inkjet vehicle having at least one water soluble organic solvent, and a colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Marcos A. Barreto, Jorge L. Garcia
  • Patent number: 7544237
    Abstract: An ink-jet recording ink which contains water, a coloring material and a surfactant, wherein the surfactant is in a content of from 0.6 to 5% by mass in the ink, and the ink further contains a block compound represented by the following formula (I): HO—(EO)a—(PO)b—(EO)c—H??(I) wherein EOs each represent an ethylene oxide moiety; PO represents a propylene oxide moiety; a, b and c satisfy a?0, 2?b?12, c?0 and 1?a+c?60; and the ethylene oxide moiety/-ies in one molecule is/are in a proportion of from 20 to 80% on the basis of mass. Also disclosed are an ink-jet recording process and an ink-jet recording apparatus which make use of this ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Koike, Ryota Kato
  • Patent number: 7521585
    Abstract: TNT and nitramines, such as RDX, are recovered from mixtures containing same. The present invention more particularly relates to the removal of such mixtures from munitions and the separation of components contained in the munitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: G.D.O. Inc
    Inventors: Kym B. Arcuri, Duane A. Goetsch, Steve J. Schmit, Ryan M. Smith
  • Patent number: 7510996
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage material is expressed by a composition formula, (Ca1-xAx)1-z(Si1-yBy)z, wherein “A” is at least one member selected from the group consisting of alkali metal elements, alkaline-earth metal elements, rare-earth elements, the elements of groups 3 through 6, Ni, Au, In, Tl, Sn, Fe, Co, Cu and Ag; “B” is at least one member selected from the group consisting of the elements of groups 7 through 17, rare-earth elements, Hf and Be; 0?x<1 by atomic ratio; 0?y<1 by atomic ratio; and 0.38?z?0.58 by atomic ratio. It is lightweight as well as less expensive. In principle, neither high-temperature nor high-pressure activation is required, because it exhibits a high initial activity. The operation temperature can be lowered and the hydrogen absorption content can be enlarged by controlling the kind and substitution proportion of the substituent elements appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Masakazu Aoki, Nobuko Oba, Shin-ichi Towata, Tatsuo Noritake
  • Patent number: D957012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Kuen Hwa Traffic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-I Lin
  • Patent number: D958417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Patricia W. Imperial
  • Patent number: D965185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: AGLOWCO, LLC
    Inventor: Anne E. Lindsley