Patents Examined by James McDonough
  • Patent number: 9512252
    Abstract: A bis-imine complex of lanthanides having general formula (I): Said bis-imine complex of lanthanides having general formula (I) can be advantageously used in a catalytic system for the (co)polymerization of conjugated dienes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Versalis S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Ricci, Anna Sommazzi, Giuseppe Leone, Aldo Boglia, Francesco Masi
  • Patent number: 9505666
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are energetic compositions and methods of making thereof. A composition includes hydrazinium nitroformate (HNF) particles dispersed in a polymeric binder and a bonding agent bonded to a surface of at least a portion the HNF particles. The bonding agent disclosed is a Lewis acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas M. Deppert, David R. Smith, Carl Shanholtz
  • Patent number: 9498770
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Ce-based composite oxide catalyst for selective catalytic reducing nitrogen oxides with ammonia, which comprises Ce oxide and at least one oxide of transition metal except Ce. The Ce-based composite oxide catalyst is prepared by a simple method which uses non-toxic and harmless raw materials, and it has the following advantages: high catalytic activity, and excellent selectivity for generating nitrogen etc. The catalyst can be applied in catalytic cleaning plant for nitrogen oxides from mobile and stationary sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Hong He, Wenpo Shan, Fudong Liu, Xiaoyan Shi, Changbin Zhang, Shaoxin Wang
  • Patent number: 9493586
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a spherical or ellipsoidal magnesium alcoholate having a narrow particle size distribution even when the particle size is small. The present invention provides a method for producing a magnesium alcoholate by adding in a portionwise manner to a reaction system and reacting, metallic magnesium, an alcohol, and at least one of a halogen or a halogen atom-containing compound in the reaction system under alcohol reflux, which is a method for producing a magnesium alcoholate characterized in that a mixture of metallic magnesium, an alcohol, and at least one of a halogen or a halogen atom-containing compound is added to the reaction system at each portionwise addition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9492809
    Abstract: A carbon oxides conversion process includes reacting a carbon oxide containing process gas containing hydrogen and/or steam and containing at least one of hydrogen and carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalyst including shaped units formed from a reduced and passivated catalyst powder, the powder including copper in the range 10-80% by weight, zinc oxide in the range 20-90% by weight, alumina in the range 5-60% by weight and optionally one or more oxidic promoter compounds selected from compounds of Mg, Cr, Mn, V, Ti, Zr, Ta, Mo, W, Si and rare earths in the range 0.01-10% by weight, wherein said shaped units have a reduced to as-made mean horizontal crush strength ratio of ?0.5:1 and a copper surface area above 60 m2/g Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey PLC
    Inventors: Colin William Park, Brian Peter Williams, Graeme Douglas Campbell, David Allan Buckworth
  • Patent number: 9487454
    Abstract: Provided is a gas generating agent with a low combustion temperature and good ignition ability. The gas generating agent includes: (a) a fuel; (b) an oxidizing agent including a basic metal nitrate; (c) a basic metal carbonate; and (d) a binder (not including a component selected from starch, etherified starch, methyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl methyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl cellulose, guar gum, etherified guar gum, tamarind gum, poly(vinyl alcohol), polyvinyl ether, polyacrylamide, polyethylene oxide, and polyvinyl pyrrolidone). The fuel of the component (a) includes melamine cyanurate (MC) and nitroguanidine (NQ), with MC/NQ (ratio of contents) of being within a range of 0.20 to 1.50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: DIACEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Syouji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9480971
    Abstract: A method for preparing a catalyst comprising (i) preparing a calcined shaped calcium aluminate catalyst support, (ii) treating the calcined shaped calcium aluminate support with water, and then drying the support, (iii) impregnating the dried support with a solution containing one or more metal compounds and drying the impregnated support, (iv) calcining the dried impregnated support, to form metal oxide on the surface of the support and (v) optionally repeating steps (ii), (iii) and (iv) on the metal oxide coated support. The method provides an eggshell catalyst in which the metal oxide is concentrated in an outer layer on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey PLC
    Inventors: Mikael Per Uno Carlsson, Jonathan Geoffrey Oliver, Mark Robert Feaviour, David James Birdsall, Samuel Arthur French
  • Patent number: 9481819
    Abstract: Provided are a method of manufacturing an alumina-based abrasive grain, which includes preparing boehmite powder and activated alumina powder as starting materials, forming a sol by wet-blending and crushing the boehmite powder, the activated alumina powder, a solvent and a deflocculant, heating the sol at a first temperature which is higher than a room temperature and lower than a boiling point of the solvent and stirring the sol so as not to generate a precipitate, forming a gel by heating the sol at a second temperature higher than the first temperature at which a viscosity of the sol is increased and the sol becomes a paste, blending the gel with an organic solvent and performing wet crushing on the resulting mixture, preparing a powder by drying the wet-crushed gel, blending a binder and a solvent with the dried product, which is the powder, and molding the resulting mixture, calcining the molded product, performing dry crushing on the calcined product, and sintering the dry-crushed product to transform
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DAEHAN CERAMICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 9481614
    Abstract: An energetic material comprising an elemental fuel, an oxidizer or other element, and a carbon nanofiller or carbon fiber rods, where the carbon nanofiller or carbon fiber rods are substantially homogeneously dispersed in the energetic material. Methods of tailoring the electrostatic discharge sensitivity of an energetic material are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, Texas Tech University System
    Inventors: Michael A. Daniels, Ronald J. Heaps, Ronald S. Wallace, Michelle L. Pantoya, Eric S. Collins
  • Patent number: 9475124
    Abstract: Composite compositions and machine and contact tools, for example, metal boring tools and face mills that are manufactured from them. The tools are provided with composite structure to lighten the tools and yet retain the strength and durability of the tool. The novelty resides in the use of additives to certain composites that make up a portion of the tool, especially tool bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Gregory James Kay
  • Patent number: 9475176
    Abstract: A method of making a polycrystalline diamond compact includes forming multiple layers of premised diamond particles and carbonate material, where the carbonate material includes an alkaline earth metal, carbonate, and where each layer has a weight percent ratio of diamond to carbonate that is different from adjacent layers. The layers are subjected to high pressure high temperature conditions to form polycrystalline diamond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventors: Yahua Bao, Anatoliy Garan, Michael David France, J. Daniel Belnap
  • Patent number: 9463443
    Abstract: A method for preparing a silica-modified catalyst support is described including: (I) applying an alkyl silicate to the surface of a porous support material in an amount to produce a silica content of the silica-modified catalyst support, expressed as Si, in the range 0.25 to 15% by weight, (ii) optionally drying the resulting silicate-modified support, (iii) treating the support with water, (iv) drying the resulting water-treated support, and (v) calcining the dried material to form the silica-modified catalyst support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey PLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Martin Antonini, Richard John Mercer, Adel Fay Neale
  • Patent number: 9457317
    Abstract: An oxidation catalyst is disclosed, which contains Ce and Ga, and a Ce—Ga composite oxide containing a solid solution in which a part of Ce is substituted with Ga. This oxidation catalyst is obtained in such a manner that pH of a mixed solution obtained by mixing a Ce-containing solution and a Ga-containing solution together is adjusted, and a precipitate obtained by coprecipitating Ce and Ga is dried and baked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Morisaka, Yasunari Hanaki
  • Patent number: 9458066
    Abstract: A process for producing an intermediate emulsion comprising an oxidizer solution, fuel and emulsifier, which process comprises the steps of: (a) mixing in a micromixer an oxidizer solution with a fuel blend comprising a fuel and an emulsifier so as to solubilize a portion of the oxidizer solution in the fuel blend to produce a precursor product; (b) mixing the precursor product obtained in step (a) using a micromixer in one or more successive stages in order to form the intermediate emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: ORICA INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD
    Inventors: Richard John Goodridge, Vladimir Sujansky, Ivan Junarsa, Kira McGrath
  • Patent number: 9458065
    Abstract: Provided is a gas generating composition with a low combustion temperature, good ignition ability, and a high heat resistance. The gas generating composition includes: (a) a fuel; (b) an oxidizing agent including a basic metal nitrate; (c) a basic metal carbonate; and (d) a binder. The fuel of the component (a) includes melamine cyanurate (MC) and nitroguanidine (NQ), with a ratio (MC/NQ) of contents of MC and NQ being within a range of 0.3 to 1.5. The binder of the component (d) is one or two or more selected from: (d-1) starch, etherified starch, methyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl methyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, and hydroxyethyl cellulose; (d-2) poly(vinyl alcohol), polyvinyl ether, polyethylene oxide, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, and polyacrylamide; (d-3) guar gum, etherified guar gum, and tamarind gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syouji Kobayashi, Jianzhou Wu
  • Patent number: 9452953
    Abstract: Compositions, methods and systems involving nitrate compounds are disclosed and described. A method of dissolving a nitrate compound having an additive can comprise dissolving the nitrate compound to form an aqueous nitrate solution and adding a surfactant to the aqueous nitrate solution, where the surfactant disperses the additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Dyno Nobel, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Cranney, Robert Bingham, Lee McKenzie
  • Patent number: 9447311
    Abstract: Shaped abrasive particles comprising alpha alumina and having a first side, a second side, a maximum length along a longitudinal axis and a maximum width transverse to the longitudinal axis. The first side comprising a quadrilateral having four edges and four vertices with the quadrilateral selected from the group consisting of a rhombus, a rhomboid, a kite, or a superellipse. The shaped abrasive particles having an aspect ratio of the maximum length divided by the maximum width of 1.3 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: 3m Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Negus B. Adefris, Ehrich J. Braunschweig, Steven J. Keipert
  • Patent number: 9446994
    Abstract: A composite having a substrate and a plurality of core-shell nanoparticles. The substrate has microporosity, nanoporosity, or free volume and is a polymer matrix, a metal-organic framework, a micro-porous structure, or a nano-porous structure. The plurality of core-shell nanoparticles each has a core and at least one shell layer. The core is made from a decomposed product of a first precursor disposed in the microporosity, nanoporosity, or free volume of the substrate. The at least one shell layer is made from a decomposed product of a second precursor and is disposed on the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Rauscher, Emily A. Frake, Michael J. Fisher, Brian E. Henslee
  • Patent number: 9440333
    Abstract: Methods of forming a polycrystalline table may involve disposing a plurality of particles comprising a superabrasive material, a substrate comprising a hard material, and a catalyst material in a mold. The plurality of particles may be partially sintered in the presence of the catalyst material to form a brown polycrystalline table having a first permeability attached to an end of the substrate. The substrate may be removed from the brown polycrystalline table and catalyst material may be removed from the brown polycrystalline table. The brown polycrystalline table may then be fully sintered to form a polycrystalline table having a reduced, second permeability. Intermediate structures formed during a process of attaching a polycrystalline table to a substrate may include a substantially fully leached brown polycrystalline table. The substantially fully leached brown polycrystalline table may include a plurality of interbonded grains of a superabrasive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony A. DiGiovanni, Nicholas J. Lyons, Derek L. Nelms, Danny E. Scott
  • Patent number: 9421535
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying catalyst includes: a support that contains at least one element that is selected from the first group that consists of Al, Zr and Ce, at least one element that is selected from the second group that consists of Ag, Mn, Co, Cu and Fe, and Ti; and particles that are composed of a metal or oxide of at least one element that is selected from the third group that consists of Ag, Mn, Co, Cu and Fe and that are deposited on the support. Seventy percent or more of any plurality of measurement points with a diameter of 2 nm on a surface of the support are composed of a composite part that has the at least one element selected from the second group content of 0.5 to 10 mol % and has a Ti content of 0.3 mol % or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Hamaguchi, Takanori Murasaki, Masao Watanabe, Daichi Imai