Patents Examined by James Fiorito
  • Patent number: 11014825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing potassium titanate, and the present invention provides a method for producing potassium titanate which uses anatase-phased titanium dioxide to simplify the process by a hydrothermal method, and thus may improve economical efficiency and productivity, and in which the reaction temperature, the reaction time and the molar ratio of a precursor may be controlled to produce a high-purity potassium titanate whisker having a nano size of an uniform shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jong Hun Kim, Je Kyun Lee, Dong Sik Bae, Yeon Bin Choi
  • Patent number: 11007504
    Abstract: A method for producing an iron-containing filter material for water treatment includes the steps of reacting a trivalent iron compound and a base inside a vessel until the trivalent iron is completely neutralized, to obtain an iron hydroxide and a salt consisting of the anion of the trivalent iron compound and the cation of the base; feeding the iron hydroxide and the salt into ceramic membranes to wash the iron hydroxide from the salt in cross-flow; feeding the iron hydroxide suspension to a membrane filter press where part of the water is removed, to obtain a panel having a moisture content of less than 77% by weight; inserting the panel into containers; and positioning the containers inside a refrigeration chamber operating at atmospheric pressure and at temperatures less than 0° C. for a time between 24 and 240 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Daniele Ragazzon
  • Patent number: 11001505
    Abstract: The copper oxide nanoparticles synthesized using Rhatany root extract involves preparing the Rhatany root extract by adding powdered Rhatany roots to boiling water, allowing the mixture to soak overnight, and removing any solid residue by filtering to obtain the aqueous extract. The copper oxide nanoparticles are prepared by mixing equal volumes of the aqueous Rhatany root extract and 0.1 M aqueous copper sulfate, heating the mixture at 80° C. for 40 minutes, and adding 1 M sodium hydroxide dropwise to the mixture to precipitate CuO. The precipitate is removed by centrifuge, washed with ethanol, dried, and calcined at 400° C. for 4 hours to obtain the copper oxide nanoparticles. The resulting nanoparticles proved effective in degrading wastewater dyes, showed anticancer activity against human cervical cancer by cell viability assay, and showed antibacterial activity against various strains of bacteria by agar diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ali Aldalbahi, Bushra Ibarahim Alabdullah, Manal Ahmed Gasmelseed Awad, Shaykha Mohammed Alzahly, Zainah Ali Alqahtani, Shorouq Mohsen Alsaggaf, Hessa Abdullah Aljasser, Hind Ali Abdullah Alshehri
  • Patent number: 10995010
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing copper oxide nanoparticles includes preparing a liquid extract of Rumex vesicarius, dissolving copper salt in the liquid extract to provide a solution with copper nanoparticles, adding a base to the solution with copper nanoparticles to form a precipitate including copper oxide nanoparticles. Copper oxide nanoparticles prepared according to the method are effective photocatalysts for degrading organic dyes and antibacterial agents and exhibit anticancer activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Ali Aldalbahi, Raneem Aldawish, Manal Ahmed Gasmelseed Awad, Noura Saleem Aldosari, Reem Hamad Alshathri, Leen Abdullah Aldwihi, Raghad Alammari, Khloud Ibrahim Bin Shoqiran
  • Patent number: 10995013
    Abstract: A unique crystalline mixed transition metal tungstate material has been developed material may be sulfided to generate metal sulfides which are used as a catalyst in a conversion process such as hydroprocessing. The hydroprocessing may include hydrodenitrification, hydrodesulfurization, hydrodemetallation, hydrodesilication, hydrodearomatization, hydroisomerization, hydrotreating, hydrofining, and hydrocracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stuart R. Miller, Susan C. Koster, John P. S. Mowat, Wharton Sinkler
  • Patent number: 10987658
    Abstract: A three-way catalyst article, and its use in an exhaust system for internal combustion engines, is disclosed. The catalyst article for treating exhaust gas comprising: a substrate; and a single catalyst layer deposited directly on the substrate; wherein the single catalyst layer comprises a first platinum group metal (PGM) component, an oxygen storage component (OSC) material, and an inorganic oxide; and wherein the single catalyst layer has a total washcoat loading of less than 2.4 g/in3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Camm, Hsiao-Lan Chang, Hai-Ying Chen, Michael Hales, Kwangmo Koo
  • Patent number: 10987654
    Abstract: A ceria-zirconia-based composite oxide oxygen storage material with a fast oxygen storage rate having an OSC ability enabling fast response to changes in exhaust gas which does not greatly fluctuate in composition, but varies at a fast rate near the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, an exhaust gas purification catalyst, and a honeycomb structure for exhaust gas purification are provided. A ceria-zirconia-based composite oxide oxygen storage material, which oxygen storage material has a molar ratio of cerium and zirconium, by cerium/(cerium+zirconium), of 0.33 to 0.90, has an ion conductivity measured by an AC impedance method of 1×10?5S/cm or more at 400° C., and contains metal ions M of one or more types of rare earth elements selected from Sm3+, Eu3+, Pr3+, Gd3+, and Dy3+ with a coordination number of over 7.0 in an amount of 0.5 mol % to 15 mol % with respect to the total amount of cations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON DENKO CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tomoharu Itoh, Yusuke Hidaka, Masasuke Yamaba, Kenji Okamoto, Hiroki Uede
  • Patent number: 10960379
    Abstract: A hydrated lime product exhibiting superior reactivity towards HCl and SO2 in air pollution control applications. Also disclosed is 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. The resultant lime hydrate product has available CaOH of greater than 92%, a citric acid reactivity of less than 20 seconds, a BET surface area greater than 18, a D90 less than 10 ?m, a D50 less than 4 ?m, a D90/D50 less than 3, and a large pore volume of greater than 0.2 BJH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mississippi Lime Company
    Inventors: Randy J. Griffard, Gerald K. Bequette, William S. Allebach, Sr., Paul J. Ramer
  • Patent number: 10953395
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a honeycomb structured body including a honeycomb fired body in which multiple through-holes are arranged longitudinally in parallel with one another with a partition wall therebetween, wherein the honeycomb fired body is an extrudate containing ceria-zirconia composite oxide particles, ?-alumina particles, ?-alumina, and ?-alumina fibers, and the honeycomb fired body has a porosity of 55 to 70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Goto, Kenta Nomura, Takumi Tojo, Takeru Yoshida, Hiromasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10933403
    Abstract: Carbon nanoparticles are decorated with ultrafine hafnium promethium nanowires. Exemplary nanowires of hafnium promethium oxide (e.g., Hf0.7Pm0.3O2) have been fabricated. The carbon nanoparticles decorated with hafnium promethium nanowires may be used in reactions for reducing carbon dioxide to methanol, and have applications as a photocatalyst for energy applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Waleed Elsayed Mahmoud, Ahmed Abdullah Salem Al-Ghamdi, Yusuf Abdulaziz Al-Turki
  • Patent number: 10927465
    Abstract: An oxygen evolution catalyst of the formula: Sr2MCoO5 where M=Al, Ga wherein M is bonded with four oxygen atoms to form a tetrahedron. The catalyst is operated at a potential of less than 1.58 volts vs. RHE at a current density of 50 ?A/cm2 for a pH of 7-13. The catalyst is operated at a potential of less than 1.55 volts vs. RHE at a current density of 50 ?A/cm2 and a pH of 13. The oxygen evolution catalyst of the formula: Sr2GaCoO5 wherein the catalyst is operated at a potential of less than 1.53 volts vs. RHE at a current density of 50 ?A/cm2 and a pH of 7. The oxygen evolution catalyst of formula: Sr2GaCoO5 wherein the catalyst maintains a current within 94% after 300 minutes at a potential of 1.645 volts vs. RHE wherein the current is greater than 1 milliamp and a pH of 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Qin Zhou, Krishna Reddy Gunugunuri, Chen Ling, Hongfei Jia
  • Patent number: 10919026
    Abstract: Methods for preparing a catalyst system, include providing a catalytic substrate comprising a catalyst support having a surface with a plurality of metal catalytic nanoparticles bound thereto and physically mixing and/or electrostatically combining the catalytic substrate with a plurality of oxide coating nanoparticles to provide a coating of oxide coating nanoparticles on the surface of the catalytic nanoparticles. The metal catalytic nanoparticles can be one or more of ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, rhenium, copper, silver, and gold. Physically combining can include combining via ball milling, blending, acoustic mixing, or theta composition, and the oxide coating nanoparticles can include one or more oxides of aluminum, cerium, zirconium, titanium, silicon, magnesium, zinc, barium, lanthanum, iron, strontium, and calcium. The catalyst support can include one or more oxides of aluminum, cerium, zirconium, titanium, silicon, magnesium, zinc, barium, iron, strontium, and calcium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Xingcheng Xiao, Ming Yang, Gongshin Qi, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10906816
    Abstract: An alumina having a multimodal particle size distribution wherein at least one of the particle sizes giving local maximum values in the particle size distribution is less than 10 ?m, and wherein the alumina comprises 1 to 5 wt % of at least one of La and Ba.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kawakami, Kohei Sogabe, Tetsu Umeda
  • Patent number: 10898880
    Abstract: A method of making a copper oxide-titanium dioxide nanocatalyst for performing the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide is provided. The copper oxide-titanium dioxide nanocatalyst is in the form of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles supported on mesoporous titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotubes. The copper oxide-titanium dioxide nanocatalyst is prepared by adding an aqueous solution of Cu(NO3)2.3H2O to an aqueous suspension of titanium dioxide nanotubes. Deposition precipitation at constant alkaline pH is used to form the copper oxide nanoparticles supported on mesoporous titanium dioxide nanotubes. Aqueous sodium carbonate is used to adjust the pH. The solid matter (copper oxide deposited on titanium dioxide nanotubes) is separated from the suspension, washed, dried and calcined, yielding the copper oxide-titanium dioxide nanocatalyst. Carbon monoxide may then flow over a fixed-bed reactor loaded with the copper oxide-titanium dioxide nanocatalyst at a temperature between 80° C. and 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Abdallah F. Zedan, Siham Y. Alqaradawi
  • Patent number: 10882755
    Abstract: Mesoporous, zirconium-based mixed oxides and a method of making the same comprises: injecting a polyvalent metal-containing solution into an electrolyte solution to form a mother liquor; forming a precipitate; aging the precipitate in the mother liquor to form the mixed oxides; washing the mixed oxides with an aqueous medium; drying and collecting the mixed oxides. The pH of the electrolyte solution exceeds the isoelectric point for zirconium-based mixed oxides. The mixed oxides exhibit a single particle size distribution, improved Ce02 reducibility in the presence of Rhodium, a decrease in surface area after calcination (800-1100° C.) that is not more than 55%, and a tetragonal/cubic structure after calcination. After calcination at 1100° C. for 10 hours in air, the mixed oxides exhibit a surface area >25 m2/g, a pore volume >0.20 cm3/g, an average pore size >30 nm, and an average crystallite size between 8-15 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Pacific Industrial Development Corporation
    Inventors: Anatoly Bortun, David Shepard, Yunkui Li, Wei Wu, Jeffery Lachapelle
  • Patent number: 10875784
    Abstract: A method for synthesizing ferroelectric nanoparticles comprises introducing solutions of Ba(NO3)2 (1 mmol) in 5 ml of deionized water, NaOH (12.5 mmol) in 5 ml of deionized water, Ti(IV) n-butoxide (1 mmol) in 5 ml of 1-butanol, 2.5 ml of oleic acid, and 5 ml of 1-butanol into a Teflon-lined autoclave vessel; heating the vessel to 135° C. for 18 h, resulting in barium titanate nanoparticles; and ball-milling the barium titanate nanoparticles in a solution of oleic acid and heptane to create a colloidal suspension of nanoparticles. The weight ratio of barium titanate:oleic acid:heptane is 1:1:20. The ball-milling step may further comprise introducing a slurry comprising 0.1 g of synthesized BaTiO3 nanocubes, 0.1 g of oleic acid, and 15 mL of heptane into a ball-mill crucible filled with 2 mm ZrO2 balls; subjecting the slurry to rotation at 500 rpm for 5 hours; converting the resulting nanoparticle suspension to a powder using anhydrous ethanol with sequential washing/drying at ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Dean R. Evans, Yuri Barnakov, Ighodalo U. Idehenre, Sergey A. Basun
  • Patent number: 10875011
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a novel mesoporous gold deposited oxidation catalyst of formula: XAu-M0.1Ce0.85Zr0.05O2 wherein X=0.01-10%, M is selected from Cu, Co or Mn and process for the preparation thereof by photodeposition method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Chinnakonda Subramanian Gopinath, Edwin Solomon Raja Gnanakumar
  • Patent number: 10865498
    Abstract: In the present invention, once a polycrystalline silicon rod is grown by the Siemens process, the polycrystalline silicon rod is heat-treated within a temperature range from 750° C. to 900° C. to relieve residual stress in the crystal. According to the experiment of the present inventors, residual stress can be relieved satisfactorily by heat treatment at the above-described low temperature, and in addition, metal contamination cannot be induced and the physical properties of the polycrystalline silicon rod cannot be changed. The above heat treatment can be conducted inside a furnace used to grow the polycrystalline silicon rod, and can also be conducted outside a furnace used to grow the polycrystalline silicon rod. According to the present invention, a polycrystalline silicon rod with residual stress (?) of not more than +20 MPa evaluated by a 2?-sin2? diagram can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Shuichi Miyao, Shigeyoshi Netsu, Tetsuro Okada
  • Patent number: 10858261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining calcium aluminates for metallurgical use from non-saline aluminum slags by means of reactive grinding and thermal treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Felix Antonio Lopez Gomez, Francisco Jose Alguacil Priego, Jose Ramon Gonzalez Gracia, Mario Sergio Ramirez Zablah
  • Patent number: 10858262
    Abstract: A novel alumina gel is described having an elevated dispersibility index, and in particular a dispersibility index greater than 70%, a crystallite size between 1 and 35 nm, and a sulphur content between 0.001% and 2% by weight, and a sodium content between 0.001% and 2% by weight, the weight percentages being expressed in relation to the total mass of alumina gel. The present invention also discloses the method for preparing said gel comprising at least one step of precipitating at least one aluminium salt, at least one step of heating the suspension obtained and a final heat treatment step for forming the alumina gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Malika Boualleg, Celine Bouvry, Patrick Euzen