Patents Examined by James A Fiorito
  • Patent number: 10541413
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cathode material for a lithium ion cell comprises: generating a lithium nickel composite oxide material in a manufacturing process, wherein the manufacturing process results in residual lithium being present in the lithium nickel composite oxide material; washing the lithium nickel composite oxide material to remove at least part of the residual lithium, wherein the washing provides the lithium nickel composite oxide material with a moisture content; and drying the lithium nickel composite oxide material to remove at least part of the moisture content, the drying performed in an environment of substantially only an inert gas or air essentially free of carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Arimoto, Kunio Tsuruta, Rene Leblanc, Ryan Melsert
  • Patent number: 10532313
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for increasing the absorbency of a material containing alkaline-earth carbonate and alkaline-earth hydroxide with regard to sulfur oxides and/or other pollutants, in particular in flue gas, wherein the material containing alkaline-earth carbonate and alkaline-earth hydroxide is activated by heating said material to approximately 250° C. to approximately 750° C. for a time period of 1 minute to 12 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Rheinkalk GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Pust, Arnd Pickbrenner, Martin Sindram
  • Patent number: 10526211
    Abstract: A method of producing a highly-pure aluminum hydroxide, comprising the following steps: (1) reacting alcohol with metal aluminum to produce aluminum alkoxide, then hydrolyzing the aluminum alkoxide with water to produce an aluminum hydroxide slurry and an alcohol, filtering the aluminum hydroxide slurry, washing a resulting filter cake with water to remove the alcohol trapped therein, and drying the filter cake after the water washing to produce an aluminum hydroxide powder, (2) sending the alcohol-containing water produced in step (1) to an alcohol extraction unit for separating water and alcohol through extraction, and sending the separated water back to step (1) for recycling, (3) dehydrating the hydrous alcohol produced by hydrolyzing the aluminum alkoxide in step (1) before using it as the raw materials for reacting metal aluminum with alcohol to produce aluminum alkoxide in step (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yanpeng Yang, Aizeng Ma
  • Patent number: 10526725
    Abstract: This invention provides a transparent magnetooptical material that is suitable for use in a magnetooptical device such as an optical isolator. Said magnetooptical material comprises either a transparent ceramic consisting primarily of a complex oxide that can be represented by formula (1) or a single crystal of such a complex oxide. Said magnetooptical material does not absorb fiber-laser light in the 0.9-1.1 ?m wavelength range, does not cause heat lensing, and has a higher Verdet constant than TGG crystals, with a Verdet constant of at least 0.14 min/(Oe·cm) at a wavelength of 1,064 nm. Tb2R2O7??(1) (In formula (1), R represents one or more elements selected from among the group consisting of silicon, germanium, titanium, tantalum, tin, hafnium, and zirconium (but not silicon only, germanium only, or tantalum only)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Masanori Ikari
  • Patent number: 10526213
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a lithiated transition metal oxide, said process comprising the steps of (a) mixing at least one lithium salt and a precursor selected from transition metal oxides, transition metal oxyhydroxides, transition metal hydroxides, and transition metal carbonates, (b) pre-calcining the mixture obtained in step (a) at a temperature in the range of from 300 to 700° C., and (c) calcining the pre-calcined mixture according to step (b) in a multi-stage fluidized bed reactor at a temperature in the range of from 550° C. to 950° C., wherein the temperatures in step (b) and (c) are selected in a way that step (c) is being performed at a temperature higher than that of step (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dominik Garella, Benedikt Kalo
  • Patent number: 10525450
    Abstract: The present invention provides a catalyst carrier with shift and adsorption purification performance, comprising modified bauxite in the raw material components which fluxing and pore forming effects. Most iron oxide contained in the bauxite is removed after modification, so that there are a large amount of highly active aluminosilicate compounds in the modified bauxite. When preparing the catalyst, the aluminosilicate compound serves as a low melting point flux and can significantly increase the migration rate of magnesium and aluminum ions during the calcinating process and promote the generation of MgAl2O4 at low temperatures, thereby the catalyst carrier of the present invention has strong anti-hydration capacity and mechanical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Lilong Jiang, Yanning Cao
  • Patent number: 10525447
    Abstract: Method for the preparation of a catalyst comprising vanadium pentoxide supported on a metal oxide catalyst carrier comprising the steps of a) providing particles of crystalline vanadium pentoxide and particles of a metal oxide catalyst carrier; b) solid state mixing the particles and dispersing the vanadium pentoxide particles on surface of the metal oxide carrier particles; and c) anchoring the dispersed vanadium pentoxide particles on surface of the metal oxide carrier particles by calcination at a temperature above 500° C., characterized in that sintering of the vanadium pentoxide particles is suppressed by addition of an anti-sintering metal oxide component, such as tungsten trioxide, during the anchoring in step c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Umicore AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jakob Weiland Høj, Pär L. T. Gabrielsson, Claus S. Jørgensen
  • Patent number: 10518246
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a yolk-shell particle, a catalyst, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jungup Bang, Jihyang Son, Gyo Hyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10513441
    Abstract: A process for producing a magnesium aluminate spinel comprising the steps of: i) preparing a magnesium suspension containing a magnesium compound; ii) preparing an aluminum suspension containing an aluminum compound; iii) feeding the magnesium suspension and aluminum suspension independently into a spray dryer nozzle to form a mixed magnesium, aluminum suspension; iv) feeding the mixed magnesium, aluminium suspension from the spray dryer nozzle into a spray dryer to form a mixed magnesium and aluminum compound; and v) calcining the mixed magnesium and aluminum compound to generate a magnesium aluminate spinel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sasol (USA) Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Peoples, Allison Hann
  • Patent number: 10507454
    Abstract: To provide a photocatalyst material having alkaline resistance and showing less deterioration in photocatalyst performance due to a poisoning effect and to provide a method for producing the photocatalyst material, a photocatalyst material (1A) according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: core particles (2) containing tungsten oxide; a promoter (4) formed on the surface of the core particles (2); and a shell layer (3) made of titanium oxide and covering the entire surface of both the core particles (2) and the promoter (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Shinya Okazaki, Hiroyuki Nishinaka, Masakazu Matsubayashi
  • Patent number: 10493428
    Abstract: Superficially porous silica particles are provided as well as a one-pot process for making the superficially porous particles, the process comprising hydrolyzing and condensing a silica precursor comprising a functional group to form superficially porous particles, the superficially porous particles comprising silica microparticles having silica nanoparticles bound to the surface of the microparticles. The nanoparticles provide a porous outer layer on the microparticles. The superficially porous particles are useful as a stationary phase in liquid chromatography and allow for fast mass transfer and separation of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Harald Ritchie, Adham Ahmed, Peter Myers, Haifei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10486140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dehydrogenation process starting from reagents selected from single butenes, or mixtures thereof, or mixtures of butenes with butanes, to give 1-3 butadiene using catalytic composition of microspheroidal alumina and an active component containing a mixture comprising Gallium and/or Gallium oxides, Tin and/or Tin oxides, a quantity ranging from 1 ppm to 500 ppm with respect to the total weight of the catalytic composition of platinum and/or platinum oxides, and oxides of alkaline and/or alkaline earth metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: versalis S.p.A.
    Inventors: Rodolfo Iezzi, Giulio Manzini, Paolo Pollesel, Alessandro Del Seppia
  • Patent number: 10486981
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing substoichiometric titanium oxide fine particles, in which the degree of oxidation/reduction of substoichiometric titanium oxide fine particles can be adjusted and which can produce high purity nano-sized substoichiometric titanium oxide fine particles by dispersing substoichiometric titanium oxide (TiOx) fine particles, and especially titanium dioxide (TiO2), in a liquid substance containing a carbon source, adding water so as to form a slurry, forming the slurry into liquid droplets, supplying the liquid droplets to a hot plasma flame that does not contain oxygen, reacting titanium dioxide with carbon in a substance generated by the hot plasma flame so as to produce substoichiometric titanium oxide, and rapidly cooling the produced substoichiometric titanium oxide so as to produce substoichiometric titanium oxide fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Akihiro Kinoshita, Shiori Sueyasu
  • Patent number: 10486978
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing calcium aluminates in an industrial furnace, according to which, continuously, into a tank made of refractory material containing a molten pool that is constantly heated, fine particles are introduced of a raw material source of alumina and/or of aluminium and of a raw material source of calcium oxide and/or of calcium having a median diameter d50 less than or equal to 6,000 ?m in order to melt the fine particles of raw material, and, continuously, at the outlet of the tank a mass of liquid calcium aluminates is recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KERNEOS
    Inventors: Remi Valero, Philippe Deffrasnes, Lionel Sever, Franck Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10479691
    Abstract: Rice straw and chaff that are discharged as agricultural waste in large amounts are effectively utilized. The present invention has been completed on the basis of the finding that silica can be recovered with high efficiency by bringing heated titanium oxide into contact with a silica-containing plant body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rapas Corporation
    Inventors: Keiko Kitamura, Itsushi Kashimoto, Masahiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10471419
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for forming a metal oxide coating layer on a catalyst support, which comprises a precipitation step for forming a metal-containing precipitate on the catalyst support by contacting the catalyst support with a mixed solution containing a metal oxide precursor and a precipitant, and a calcination step for calcinating the metal-containing precipitate produced on the catalyst support to produce the metal oxide coating layer on the catalyst support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Kee Young Koo, Wang Lai Yoon, Un Ho Jung, Hyun Ji Eom, Soon Chul Kwon
  • Patent number: 10464046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous gas-converting catalyst composition comprising: an active component; a support; an inorganic binder; at least one accelerator selected from the group consisting of cobalt oxide, molybdenum oxide, nickel oxide, calcium oxide, barium oxide, strontium oxide, magnesium oxide, zirconium oxide, manganese oxide and barium titania; and at least one stabilizer selected from the group consisting of magnesium oxide, zirconium oxide, stabilized zirconia, and hydrotalcite. The catalyst according to the present invention can effectively capture and separate carbon dioxide due to the excellent physical properties thereof such as packing density and abrasion resistance, and high CO conversion. Also, according to the present invention, mass production is facilitated by applying a spraying technique, and overall costs are lowered because of high yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Electric Power Corporation
    Inventors: Joong Beom Lee, Chong Kul Ryu, Tae Hyoung Eom, Dong Hyeok Choi, Jeom In Baek, Seong Jeagarl, Seok Ran Yang
  • Patent number: 10457560
    Abstract: This invention describes the self-assembly of meso(nano)porous silica particles from inorganic an inexpensive silica precursor, sodium silicate. The particles have a well defined shape, high surface area, and high uniformity of the pore size, the properties that are typically found for high quality mesoporous material synthesized from organic silica precursors. The disclosure illustrates a synthesis of hard spheres, discoids, and a mixture comprising discoids, gyroids and fibers, termed as origami.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Clarkson University
    Inventors: Igor Sokolov, Sajo P. Naik
  • Patent number: 10457598
    Abstract: A method of providing highly reactive hydrated lime and the resultant lime hydrate where an initial lime feed comprising calcium and impurities is first ground to a particle-size distribution with relatively course particles. Smaller particles are then removed from this ground lime and the smaller particles are hydrated and flash dried to form a hydrated lime, which is then milled to a significantly smaller particle size than that of the relatively course particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Mississippi Lime Company
    Inventors: Randy J. Griffard, Gerald K. Bequette, William S. Allebach, Sr., Paul J. Ramer
  • Patent number: 10456742
    Abstract: Preparation of aqueous slurries of calcium dihydroxide. Preparation of aqueous suspensions of calcium hydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: COATEX
    Inventors: Fabrizio Belli, Jacques Mongoin, Angelo Berlendis