Patents Examined by Joseph D. Anthony
  • Patent number: 11180687
    Abstract: An anhydrous heat transfer medium, comprising any one or a combination of at least two of cis-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene, cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobutene or perfluorobutane methyl ether. The heat transfer medium does not require an external device to perform work on the heat transfer medium during a heat transfer process, and is anhydrous, non-combustible, non-conductive and environmentally friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaohong Tian, Simian Xie, Xiaori Yue, Shenglin Li
  • Patent number: 11179715
    Abstract: Proposed is an inorganic ion-exchanger, which is selective to lithium and constituted a non-stoichiometric compound in the form of solid particles of a polymeric aqua-oxo-hydroxo complex represented by the following general formula: HaNbO(2.5+0.5·a).cZrO2.dH2O, wherein: “a” is a number ranging from 0.5 to 1.5, “c” is a number ranging from 0.01 to 1.0, and “d” is a number ranging from 0.1 to 2.0. The complex has a total ion exchange capacity of at least 3.5 meq/g and an ion-exchange capacity specifically to lithium of at least 2.5 meq/g. This ion-exchanger is intended for selective extraction of lithium from lithium-containing natural and industrial brines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Pavel Kudryavtsev, Nikolai Kudriavtsev, Iliya Kudryavtsev
  • Patent number: 11173471
    Abstract: The production of an oxygen-absorbent composition is provided, having: (a) a porous silica encapsulation matrix; and (b) a composition containing an oxygen-absorbent compound selected from fatty acids, unsaturated esters or compounds containing same, and, optionally, a catalyst based on an inorganic salt of a transition metal, wherein the composition (b) is encapsulated in the porous silica matrix (a). The composition can form part of the structure of the packaging for oxidation sensitive products or be placed in the surrounding atmosphere to reduce the concentration of oxygen. A method for encapsulating the active compound or the active compound together with a catalyst, and subsequently incorporating same into polymer matrices is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES
    Inventors: Jorge Alberto Medina Perilla, Angela Maria Garcia Mora, Jacques Verdu, Jairo Arturo Escobar Gutierrez, Bruno Fayolle
  • Patent number: 11167992
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing graphene by liquid-phase ball milling exfoliation, including following steps: mixing a transition metal halide salt, a nitrogen source substance and an organic solvent to prepare an intercalation agent; mixing the intercalation agent with graphite, carrying out ball milling, and then performing centrifugation to obtain a graphite intercalation compound; washing and filtering the graphite intercalation compound obtained, adding an expansion agent, and carrying out ultrasonic agitation to obtain a graphene dispersion; and washing, filtering and drying the graphene dispersion to obtain graphene powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU SPECIAL PRESSURE EQUIPMENT INSPECTION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bo Yang, Shuanghong Zhang, Maodong Li, Wei Zhai, Fang Wen, Yue Li, Huachao Guo, Zhigang Wang, Guojia Huang, Shiping Li, Zhenling Wu, Yingyi He
  • Patent number: 11171332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing silicon-based active material particles for a secondary battery and silicon-based active material particles. A method for producing silicon-based active material particles for a secondary battery according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a step of providing silicon powder; a step of providing a pre-pulverization mixture in which the silicon powder is dispersed in a solvent for dispersion comprising an antioxidant; a step of applying mechanical compression and shear stress to the silicon powder of the pre-pulverization mixture to refine the silicon powder, thereby forming silicon particles having an oxygen content controlled by the antioxidant; and a step of drying the resulting material comprising the silicon particles to obtain silicon-based active material particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nexeon Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Chul Park, Eui Joon Song, Min Young Cheong, Jong Hun Lee, Young Tai Cho, Yong Gil Choi, Seon Park, Sung Hwan Kang, Hee Young Seo, Jee Hye Park, Tae Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 11161270
    Abstract: A fire-resistant wooden pressure plate is formed by conducting a cold pressing of 2˜10 MPa to the uniformly mixed not less than 50 wt % of a wood-containing powder material and an additive. The additive may include metallic oxide, non-metallic oxide, hydrochloride, sulfate, phosphate, weak acid, and strong acid. With class-A fire resistance, in-water rotting resistance, class-0 mold resistance, little or no detectable formaldehyde, some products described herein can replace traditional plates incapable of resisting fire in the following fields: 1. wooden veneer, wooden door, furniture, kitchenware, etc.; 2. wooden wall, base course, ground foundation, suspended ceiling, etc.; 3. wooden flooring; 4. wooden fire-resistant door, fire-resistant wall, etc.; 5. wooden house, wooden bench, wooden bulletin plate, wooden billboard, walkway paving, etc.; 6. wood handicrafts, toys, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG YANMU TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dewang Pan
  • Patent number: 11161811
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a process for preparing a Mannich base quaternary ammonium salt high-temperature resistant corrosion inhibitor and applications thereof. The preparation process comprises the following steps: (1) dissolve an amine substance indole, benzhydrylpiperidine, diphenylethylamine, dibenzylamine or diisopropanolamine into an organic solvent, slowly add an aldehyde substance 3-(2-thienyl)benzaldehyde or cinnamaldehyde, then place in a constant-temperature water bath, stir to react at 60-80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dingli Wang, Yongming Li, Xiyu Chen, Youshi Jiang, Juhui Zhu
  • Patent number: 11148118
    Abstract: A tablet having a deliquescent desiccant and a fragrance encapsulated on or within a binding agent. The tablet is in a pressed form. A method of making a tablet involves providing a deliquescent desiccant, encapsulating a fragrance by spray drying the fragrance on a carbohydrate, combining the deliquescent desiccant and the carbohydrate encapsulated fragrance, and pressing the combination into the tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: W.M. Barr & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Ann Farmer, Dennis Earl Shireman, Charles L. Hawes, Brett Justin Healey, Matthew Michael Petkus
  • Patent number: 11149125
    Abstract: A laminar pre-preg of fibre-reinforced curable composite material. The pre-preg includes at least one layer of reinforcing fibres impregnated with a curable resin containing one or more curable thermosetting resin(s) and at least one liquid curative, wherein the curable resin exhibits a cure conversion of at least 95% when cured at a cure temperature in the range of from about 100° C. to about 160° C. and the cure cycle has a duration of no more than 10 minutes, and the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the curable resin when cured is in the range of from about 130° C. to about 165° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Ian Paul Aspin, Andrew Steven Gibbs, Oliver James Nicks
  • Patent number: 11152206
    Abstract: A composition and method for using the composition in the fabrication of an electronic device are disclosed. Compounds, compositions and methods for depositing a low dielectric constant (<4.0) and high oxygen ash resistance silicon-containing film such as, without limitation, a carbon doped silicon oxide, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Versum Materials US, LLC
    Inventors: Haripin Chandra, Xinjian Lei, Anupama Mallikarjunan, Moo-Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 11145866
    Abstract: Provided is a binder composition for an all-solid-state battery with which an all-solid-state battery having excellent capacity characteristics can be obtained. The binder composition contains: a copolymer including an alkylene structural unit and a nitrile group-containing monomer unit; and an organic solvent having a boiling point of 100° C. or higher. The copolymer includes the nitrile group-containing monomer unit with a percentage content of at least 10 mass % and not more than 30 mass % and has an iodine value of at least 40 mg/100 mg and not more than 130 mg/100 mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichirou Maeda, Hiroki Oguro
  • Patent number: 11117008
    Abstract: Disclosed is a firefighting composition of the surfactants below and water. The values of m, n, x, and y are independently selected positive integers. R is an organic group. R? is a siloxane group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ramagopal Ananth, Arthur W. Snow, Katherine Hinnant, Spencer L. Giles
  • Patent number: 11110497
    Abstract: There is provided according to the present invention a sustained release reactant blend and methods for making and using the sustained release reactant blends. There is further provided methods for using such blends in the in situ or ex situ remediation of contaminated groundwater and in the treatment of water and wastewater. There is further provided, according to the present invention, methods for controllably coating reactant blends whereby such coated blends exhibit sustained release properties and have an open structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Carus LLC
    Inventors: Pamela J. Dugan, Sean Davenport, Mohamadkheir Alkhateeb
  • Patent number: 11109564
    Abstract: A soil amendment comprising lignocellulosic fibrous materials is provided having one or more solvents and a fiber, wherein the fiber has been processed by ruminant digestion and anaerobic digestion. A method for preparing a soil amendment is also disclosed including the steps of providing excrement from a ruminant which has undergone ruminant digestion, introducing the ruminant excrement into an anaerobic digester, modifying the ruminant excrement to a first wet product, modifying the first wet product to generate a first dry product, and densifying the first dry product to, in turn, generate the soil amendment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CCD Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Carey J. Boote, Russ Malek
  • Patent number: 11091697
    Abstract: Provided is a solvent borne dust suppressant or stabilization composition in a solvent which includes, a blend of an inorganic salt and a lignin-carbohydrate mixture, optionally with one or more of a surfactant and crosslinker, wherein the lignin-carbohydrate mixture may be a copolymer and may be present in an amount of 5 weight % to 50 weight % solids, wherein the lignin is a low average molecular weight lignin, the carbohydrate includes hemicellulose and wherein the lignin and hemicellulose are substantially derived from a non-wood source, a wood source or a blend thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Sustainable Fiber Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lewis, Sabrina Burkhardt, Jessica Lewis
  • Patent number: 11071948
    Abstract: A sorbent composition that is useful for injection into a flue gas stream of a coal burning furnace to efficiently remove mercury from the flue gas stream. The sorbent composition may include a sorbent with an associated ancillary catalyst component that is a catalytic metal, a precursor to a catalytic metal, a catalytic metal compound or a precursor to a catalytic metal compound. Alternatively, a catalytic metal or metal compound, or their precursors, may be admixed with the coal feedstock prior to or during combustion in the furnace, or may be independently injected into a flue gas stream. A catalytic promoter may also be used to enhance the performance of the catalytic metal or metal compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Huston, Roger H. Cayton, Joseph M. Wong, Jacob B. Lowring
  • Patent number: 11058091
    Abstract: Provided is a carrier material and its use in animal litter, where the carrier material exhibits reduced dust formation during handling. The carrier material comprises: bentonite clay; and a dust suppression agent coated on the bentonite clay, wherein the dust suppression agent is one or more alkoxylate materials of formula (I): R—O-(AO)2—H, wherein R is H, aryl (e.g., phenyl), or linear or branched C4-C24 alkyl; AO at each occurrence is independently ethyleneoxy, propyleneoxy, butyleneoxy, or random or block mixtures thereof; and z represents average number of moles of AO and ranges from 1 to 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: John Hayes, Theodore Tysak
  • Patent number: 11046580
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a mixture for producing H2, the mixture comprising a metal borohydride, Me(BH4)n, a metal hydroxide, Me(OH)n, and H2O, in which Me is a metal and n is the valance of the metal ion. The H2O is provided in ultrapure water, UPW, the UPW having an electrical conductance below 1 ?S/cm. The method comprises dissolving the metal borohydride and the metal hydroxide in UPW to obtain the mixture for producing H2 comprising an amount of borohydride, BH4, groups of the metal borohydride in the range of 45 to 55% mol of the mixture, an amount of hydroxide, OH, groups of the metal hydroxide in the range of 2 to 5% mol of the mixture, and at least substantially UPW for the remainder of the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: H2FUEL-SYSTEMS B.V.
    Inventor: Gerardus Wilhelmus Lugtigheid
  • Patent number: 11045759
    Abstract: A premixture for producing an absorbent for removing acid gases from a fluid stream containing a) at least a tertiary amine and/or a sterically hindered secondary amine; b) a dicarboxylic acid in an amount, calculated as neutralization equivalent based on the protonatable nitrogen atoms in a), of at least 30%, wherein the dicarboxylic acid has a solubility in water at a temperature of 20° C. of not more than 15 g of dicarboxylic acid per 100 g of water; and c) 20 to 80 wt % of water. Also described is a process for producing an absorbent from the premixture. The premixture is a transportable and readily handleable solution of a dicarboxylic acid having poor solubility in water for producing an absorbent for removing acid gases from a fluid stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Ingram, Gerald Vorberg, Georg Sieder
  • Patent number: 11045764
    Abstract: A sorbent composition that is useful for injection into a flue gas stream of a coal burning furnace to efficiently remove mercury from the flue gas stream. The sorbent composition may include a sorbent with an associated ancillary catalyst component that is a catalytic metal, a precursor to a catalytic metal, a catalytic metal compound or a precursor to a catalytic metal compound. Alternatively, a catalytic metal or metal compound, or their precursors, may be admixed with the coal feedstock prior to or during combustion in the furnace, or may be independently injected into a flue gas stream. A catalytic promoter may also be used to enhance the performance of the catalytic metal or metal compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Huston, Roger H. Cayton, Joseph M. Wong, Jacob B. Lowring