Patents Examined by Joseph D. Anthony
  • Patent number: 9902832
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an inorganic, halogen-free flameproofing agent produced from modified, recarbonized red mud (MKRS-HT). The agent may have a mineral composition of 10 to 50 weight % of iron compounds, 12 to 35 weight % of aluminum compounds, 5 to 17 weight % of silicon compounds, 2 to 10 weight % of titanium dioxide, 0.5 to 6 weight % of calcium compounds the weight ratio of Fe (II) carbonate to the oxides of iron being at least 1. The agent, according to examples, can be used as a flame retardant in the high-temperature range. The disclosure further relates to flameproofing agent produced from modified, recarbonized and rehydrated red mud, which may be a flame retardant in the low-temperature range as well as in the high-temperature range, methods for producing same and use as flame retardants, substitutes, synergists, thermal stabilizers, heat accumulators, heat insulators and/or sound insulators and/or as electromagnetic radiation shielding materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Christian Rocktäschel
  • Patent number: 9901761
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for extinguishing fire, comprising: (A) preparing a CFC-free and phosphorus-free aqueous fire extinguishing agent using a composition comprising 1-70 wt % of a sulfosuccinic acid ester; 1-30 wt % of a wetting agent; and rest in water; (B) diluting the CFC-free and phosphorus-free aqueous fire extinguishing agent by water to form an aqueous solution; and (C) spraying the aqueous solution to a space containing a burning substance. The present invention not only enhances the wettability and permeability of water, but also increases its affinity to burning substances; accelerates cooling of burning substances; inhibits further combustion; reduces water for firefighting; reduces smoke and emission; mitigates environmental problems caused by haze substances from combustions on the ground and in the air and all possible related health hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Fung-Ming Chiang
  • Patent number: 9895649
    Abstract: A high solids magnesium hydroxide slurry may be provided. The slurry may include a magnesium hydroxide compound and a carbohydrate-based viscosity control agent. The slurry may further include sea water as at least a portion of the liquid component. The high solids magnesium hydroxide slurry may be utilized in connection with exhaust scrubber systems for removing SOx and NOx compounds from exhaust gas emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Premier Magnesia, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Christopher Brown, Jerry Elliott Rademan, Peyton L. Pool, Sr., Mark Alexander Shand, James O. Williams
  • Patent number: 9889071
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a new family of calcium sulfate resin-modified hybrid (CSRH) materials and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Shane White, Adam Inaba
  • Patent number: 9890081
    Abstract: Brine sludge is an industrial waste generated in chloral alkali industry. The generated brine sludge waste is dumped into landfills and contains barium sulphate, calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, sodium chloride, clay, and toxic elements like chromium, zinc, copper, and vanadium, therefore posing an environmental threat. Consequently, there is an urgent need to convert toxic brine sludge waste into its non-toxic form. The present invention thus aims to achieve total utilization of this brine sludge for making functionalized brine sludge material useful for a broad application spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sudhir Sitaram Amritphale, Sarika Verma, Satyabrata Das
  • Patent number: 9878190
    Abstract: A novel flame retardant and fire extinguishing product for preventing and fighting fires in solid materials is disclosed herein. The product is thixotropic and non-toxic, and comprises water, one or more flame retardants, one or more stabilizers, and one or more preservatives. In some embodiments, the product further comprises one or more thickeners, one or more binders, one or more fining agents, one or more firming agents, one or more water retention agents, one or more water-soluble fluoropolymers or other water-soluble polymers with similar properties, one or more detergents, and/or one or more surfactants. The product may be used as a flame retardant to prevent fires and in active firefighting. The product may be biodegradable in a natural environment, may be readily cleaned off equipment and materials using water, and may also provide other features which render it safe for the environment as compared to other commonly used products in fire prevention and firefighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MIRACULUM, INC.
    Inventors: Britt Ann-Christine Langselius, Freddy Kai Klaffmo
  • Patent number: 9881712
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene]; where the composition is melted and then cooled to a temperature between a melting point and a glass transition temperature of the composition; the composition having an amount of crystallinity that is at least twice the amount of crystallinity of another identical composition that is crystallized by a method that does not involve melting and cooling to a temperature between the melting point and the glass transition temperature of the identical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Enrique Daniel Gomez, Kiarash Vakhshouri, III, Seung-Hyun Lee, Thomas Charles Sutter, George Lyles Athens, Krishna Balantrapu, Elissei Iagodkine
  • Patent number: 9878304
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a water-absorbent resin composition containing water-absorbent resin particles and additive particles, by which it is possible to obtain a water-absorbent resin composition that sufficiently exhibits additional functions, such as an anti-blocking property under moisture absorption, of the additive particles while maintaining an excellent water absorption property. A method of manufacturing a water-absorbent resin composition includes a resin particle preparation step and a mixing step. In the mixing step, water-absorbent resin particles which are prepared in the resin particle preparation step are mixed with additive particles in multiple stages by using a plurality of mixing apparatuses to obtain a water-absorbent resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Masato Kotake, Hironobu Masumoto, Masahiro Kuzukawa
  • Patent number: 9868579
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oxygen absorbing agent composition comprising a compound (A) having two or more tetralin rings, and a transition metal catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Shinichi Ikeda, Satoshi Okada, Shinpei Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9861845
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed including an oxidizer represented by the formula M1(X1Oy)z, wherein M1 is selected from a Group IA atom, and Group IIA atom, and a Group IIIA atom, X is selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, I, y is 1-4, and z is 1-3, a fuel, and a hydrated salt or a combination of 2 or more hydrated salts having a dehydration decomposition temperature of greater than 200° C., represented by the formula (M2)k(M3)m(X2)n(X3)o.(H2O)p, where M2 is selected from a Group IA atom, Group IIA atom, Group IIIA atom, M3 is selected from a Group IIA atom, Group IIIA, and a transition atom, X2 is a hydroxyl anion, X3 is a carbonate anion, k, m, n, and o are each independently integers that balance the charges of M2, M3, X2, and X3 and p is a number greater than or equal to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Karl G. Reimer
  • Patent number: 9856280
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing aqueous preparations of complexes of platinum group metals (PGM) Pt, Pd, Rh and Ir having the general formula [MA/MB/MC(L)a(H2O)b(O2—)c(OH?)d](OH—)e(H+)f, wherein MA=PtII or PdII, MB=PtIV, MC=Rh or Ir, L is a neutral monodentate or bidentate donor ligand, and a is an integer between 1 and 4 (or 2) and/or between 1 and 6 (or 3), b is an integer between 0 and 3 (or 5), c is an integer between 0 and 3 (or 4), d is an integer between 0 and 3 (or 5), e is an integer between 0 and 2 (or 3 or 4) and f is an integer between 0 and 4 (or 5). In the method according to the invention, the hydroxo complexes H2Pd(OH)4 (in the case of MA=PdII), H2Pt(OH)6 (in the case of MA=PtII and MB=PtIV) or H3MC(OH)6 (for MC=RhIIIIrIII) are converted in the presence of the donor ligands, wherein at least one hydroxo group of the hydro complex is exchanged. Preferably, the reaction occurs at temperatures in the range of 40 to 110° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Umicore AG & Co., KG
    Inventors: Eileen Woerner, Ralf Karch, Andreas Rivas-Nass, Angelino Doppiu
  • Patent number: 9847145
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for manufacturing oxide fuel pellets. The method for manufacturing the oxide fuel pellets includes (step 1) preparing nuclear fuel powder containing uranium dioxide (UO2+x, x=0 to 0.20), (step 2) compacting the nuclear fuel powder prepared in step 1 to manufacture green pellets, sintering the green pellets manufactured in step 2 at a temperature of about 1,200° C. to about 1,400° C. by using an atmosphere gas, and reducing the green pellets sintered in step 3 at a temperature of about 800° C. to about 1,000° C. by using a reducing atmosphere gas. The method for manufacturing the oxide fuel pellets according to the present invention performs the sintering at a low temperature of about 1,200° C. to 1,400° C. to manufacture economical and safe oxide fuel pellets that are adequate for the nuclear fuel specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
    Inventors: Sang Ho Na, See-Hwan Park, Ho-Dong Kim, Dae-Yong Song, Hee-Sung Shin, Bo-Young Han, Hee Seo, Byung-Hee Won
  • Patent number: 9840625
    Abstract: Anticorrosive coating compositions as disclosed comprise a binding polymer and an aluminum phosphate corrosion inhibiting pigment dispersed therein. The coating composition comprises up to 25 percent by weight aluminum phosphate. The binding polymer can include solvent-borne polymers, water-borne polymers, solventless polymers, and combinations thereof. The aluminum phosphate is made by sol gel process of combining an aluminum salt with phosphoric acid and a base material. Aluminum phosphate colloidal particles are nanometer sized, and aggregate to form substantially spherical particles. The coating composition provides a controlled delivery of phosphate anions of 100 to 1,500 ppm, depending on post-formation treatment of the aluminum phosphate, and has a total solubles content of less than 1500 ppm, The amorphous aluminum phosphate is free of alkali metals and alkaline earth metals, and has a water adsorption potential of up to about 25 percent by weight water when present in a cured film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Bunge Amorphic Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Raymond E. Foscante
  • Patent number: 9834443
    Abstract: A composition for generating chlorine dioxide comprises active ingredients, a suitable hydrophobic compound, and a suitable super absorbent compound. A suitable hydrophobic compound will, among other characteristics, repel the solvent for at least the initial 30 seconds of exposure thereto. A suitable super absorbent compound will, among other characteristics, absorb at least 75 times its weight in solvent and will not gel until the chlorine-dioxide generating reaction is substantially complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sipka, Inc.
    Inventors: John Appadurai Thangaraj, Lakkaraju Dasaradhi
  • Patent number: 9834569
    Abstract: This invention provides processes for forming halomagnesium tetrakis(Faryl)borates, which processes comprise bringing together, in an anhydrous liquid organic medium, at least one boron trihalide; at least one Faryl Grignard reagent; and at least one copper compound. Also provided are processes for forming halomagnesium tetrakis(Faryl)borates, which processes comprise bringing together, in an anhydrous liquid organic medium, at least one boron trihalide; at least one copper compound; magnesium metal; and at least one polyhaloaromatic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Rajeev S. Mathur, Jamie R. Strickler
  • Patent number: 9816055
    Abstract: Systems, methods, etc., directed to removing or modifying pink-stain in a substrate. For example, removal of pink-stains caused by Streptoverticillium reticulum in marine vinyl, or to enhance the speed, specificity, and efficacy of other bleaching processes of autofluorescent organic stains in those and other substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Gestalt Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Robert Leatham, Scott Anthony Laster, Heinz-Gunter Manfred Zieber
  • Patent number: 9819041
    Abstract: A mixed oxide of Si and at least one metal M comprising inorganic groups —SO3H. The addition of the mixed oxide to fluorinated polymers containing sulfonic acid functional groups increases their stability towards radical degradation when used in fuel cell applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Claudio Oldani, Luca Merlo, Antonio Salvatore Arico, Claudia D'Urso, Vincenzo Baglio
  • Patent number: 9816029
    Abstract: An organic amine decarbonization solution includes: i) one or more organic amines serving as a carbon dioxide absorbent; and ii) an antioxidant. The antioxidant includes: a) one or more organometallic complexes of Formula [Mx(L)y]An, wherein each M independently represents a central atom selected from the group consisting of transition metals, Group IVA metals and Group VA metals at a lower valence state; each L independently represents a bidentate or multidentate organic ligand with each ligating atom thereof being independently one of O, S, N and P; each A independently represents an uncoordinated counter-ion suitable for forming an outer sphere of a complex; x is 1, 2 or 3; y is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8; and n is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4; and b) optionally one or more metal chelating agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Songbai Mao, Zhongbin Huang
  • Patent number: 9803065
    Abstract: A composite material for electromagnetic interference shielding is provided. The composite material comprises a polymer matrix with metal nanoparticles dispersed within the matrix. Methods of characterizing the nanocomposites are provided and demonstrate commercially relevant mechanical and electrical properties, particularly an electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness in the microwave frequency. An economical process for preparing the nanocomposites is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Ahmed A. Al-Ghamdi, Yusuf Al-Turki, Fahrettin Yakuphanoglu, Farid El-Tantawy
  • Patent number: 9795942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medium material for eliminating arsenic pollution from groundwater, which is a granular material having an average particle diameter of 1 to 3 cm, prepared from manganese ore, meerschaum, straws, animal excrements, active sludge and active bacterium agent in a mass ratio of 1:0.2˜0.5:0.5˜1:0.2˜0.4:0.2˜0.4:0.0005˜0.002 via mixing, composting, carbonizing and crushing. The prevent invention also discloses a process for producing the above-mentioned medium material. The medium material of the present invention can eliminate multivalent arsenic from groundwater, has a long service life, and does not cause secondary pollution to groundwater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Yonghai Jiang, Beidou Xi, Yu Yang, Mingxiao Li, Zhifei Ma, Xinying Lian, Xiangjian Xu