Patents Examined by Melvin C Mayes
  • Patent number: 10758896
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel phenonthroline based pincer complexes and process for preparation thereof. The present invention also provides a one pot process for the conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol in the presence of a molecularly defined pincer-type single-site Ru-catalyst and secondary amine. Further the present invention provides the use of phenonthroline based pincer complexes for the esterification of alcohols and hydrogenation of esters under mild conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Ekambaram Balaraman, Vinod Gokulkrishna Landge, Siba Prasad Midya, Manoj Kumar Sahoo, Garima Jaiswal
  • Patent number: 10730034
    Abstract: A powdered Iron-Selenide-Oxide sorbent composition, a method of using the sorbent, and a method for producing the sorbent is disclosed for removing mercury vapor from a gaseous stream. The exact ratios of Fe to Se are varied. The method for producing the sorbent comprises the steps of: preparing a base ferrous or ferric oxide (FeOx) media, conditioning the FeOx media with a slurry of ferrous selenite (FeSeO3)/ferrous selenate (FeSeO4), reducing the FeSeO3/FeSeO4 mixture by an elemental iron (Fe0) powder to incorporate selenide into the slurry, and dewatering and oxidizing the slurry. The sorbent can be used alone (or in combination with a powdered activated carbon material or an inert powdered material) by direct injection into the Hg-containing gas stream, by coating of a filter fabric used in bag house with the sorbent, or by using the sorbent in a packed bed gas stream filtration system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Yongheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10717074
    Abstract: Method for the preparation of a monolithic catalyst for the reduction of nitrogen oxides VOC and carbon monoxide in an off-gas, the catalyst comprises at least one platinum group metal, vanadium, titania and optionally tungsten oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Haldor Topsoe A/S
    Inventors: Kim Hougaard Pedersen, Viggo Lucassen Hansen, Francesco Castellino
  • Patent number: 10710937
    Abstract: A system and method for separating nutrients, such as phosphorus and protein, from biological materials may be disclosed. Biological material, for example in the form of wet solids from raw manure, may first be separated out by a solid-liquid separator. The wet solids may then be dissolved in an acidic solution, which may be created directly or by fermentation. The resulting supernatant from the acidic treatment may then be separated and phosphorus reclaimed therefrom. The resulting precipitate from the acidic treatment may be separated from the supernatant and treated with a basic solution. The resulting supernatant following the basic treatment may then be separated and protein reclaimed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Matias B. Vanotti, Ariel A. Szogi, Raul Moral Herrero
  • Patent number: 10711329
    Abstract: A beryllium-free high-strength copper alloy includes, about 10-30 vol % of L12-(Ni,Cu)3(Al,Sn), and substantially excludes cellular discontinuous precipitation around grain boundaries. The alloy may include at least one component selected from the group consisting of: Ag, Cr, Mn, Nb, Ti, and V, and the balance Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: QuesTek Innovations LLC
    Inventors: James A. Wright, Abhijeet Misra
  • Patent number: 10702855
    Abstract: Method of preparing monolithic SCR catalyst with a plurality of gas flow channels comprising the steps of (a) providing a monolithic shaped substrate with a plurality of parallel gas flow channels; (b) coating the substrate with a wash coat slurry comprising vanadium oxide precursor compounds and titania and optionally tungsten oxide precursor compounds; and (c) drying the thus coated substrate with a drying rate of 5 mm/min or less along flow direction through the gas flow channels; and (d) activating the dried coated substrate by calcining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: UMICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jakob Weiland Høj, Peter Østergaard Vistisen
  • Patent number: 10702853
    Abstract: Sorbent materials are described that have enhanced performance in removing chlorine and chloramine, among other toxic compounds. The sorbent materials are formed by a process which includes steps of oxidation, adding a nitrogen-containing compound, and calcining the sorbent. The processes of forming the sorbent materials are also disclosed. The sorbent materials have excellent performance as measured by a chloramine and/or chlorine destruction number, and the sorbents retain a high nitrogen edge concentration. The sorbent materials may also be incorporated into devices such as filter assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CALGON CARBON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Mazzoccoli, Walter G. Tramposch, Ryan Walker, Robert H. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10697040
    Abstract: A continuous annealing method for low coercive force cold-rolled electromagnetic pure iron plate and strip. Control parameters of each stages in a continuous annealing process are as follows: 750-850° C. at a heating stage; 750-850° C. at a soaking stage, the soaking time is 100-150 s; an outlet temperature of 575-675° C. at a slow-cooling stage, the cooling speed in slow-cooling stage is 2.5-10° C./s; an outlet temperature of 380-420° C. at a fast-cooling stage, the cooling speed of the fast-cooling stage is 15-25° C./s; and 270-310° C. at an overaging stage. The annealing medium is a non-oxidizing atmosphere composed of H2 and N2. After annealing, the cold-rolled electromagnetic pure iron plate and strip is leveled and pressed such that the leveling elongation rate of the plate and strip is controlled within the range of 0.2±0.1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BAOSHAN IRON & STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Yan, Gaofei Liang, Guoping Cheng, Changqing Lin
  • Patent number: 10695752
    Abstract: An exhaust-gas purifying catalyst includes a lower layer containing ceria-based oxide particles and an upper layer containing metal oxide particles and a precious metal supported on the metal oxide particles, wherein the exhaust-gas purifying catalyst is characterized in that the Rh content of the lower layer is equal to or less than 0.25 g/L, and also that the particle-size distribution of the ceria-based oxide particles in the lower layer, which is obtained by scanning electron microscopy, has a first peak in which the peak top thereof is in a region of 0.90-6.50 ?m and a second peak in which the peak top thereof is in a region of 9.50-34.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takara Misumi, Satoshi Matsueda
  • Patent number: 10683209
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing polysilicon, according to the present invention, is capable of manufacturing polysilicon with high purity more efficiently in such a manner that a high-temperature and high-speed air stream is formed at the center of a reaction tube, and a high-temperature region may be formed by a vortex formed by the high-temperature and high-speed air stream, so that a raw gas supplied from the side wall of the reaction tube flows by the guiding of the vortex, thereby increasing a stay time and a reaction time of the raw gas within the reaction tube. Furthermore, since the inner wall of the reaction tube is provided with a heat release means, the rapid cooling of a silicon crystal deposited on the inner wall of the reaction tube can induce a columnar crystal in which the silicon crystal is solidified in a direction perpendicular to a crystal face, and it is easy to desorb the silicon crystal produced by rapid heat release via the inner wall of the reaction tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Eunsu Jang, Yoo Seok Kim, Jaesung Kim, Jeong Kyu Kim, Jin Hyoung Yoo, Jung Woo Lee, Ye Hoon Im, Jun Won Choi
  • Patent number: 10676833
    Abstract: Disclosed are cathodes comprising a conductive support substrate having a catalyst coating containing nickel phosphide nanoparticles. The conductive support substrate is capable of incorporating a material to be reduced, such as CO2 or CO. Also disclosed are electrochemical methods for generating hydrocarbon and/or carbohydrate products from CO2 or CO using water as a source of hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: G. Charles Dismukes, Anders Laursen, Martha Greenblatt, Karin Calvinho
  • Patent number: 10676371
    Abstract: A ruthenium compound exhibits large negative thermal expansion. The ruthenium oxide is represented by the formula (1) Ca2?xRxRu1?yMyO4+z (wherein R represents at least one element selected from among alkaline earth metals and rare earth elements; M represents at least one element selected from among Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, and Ga; and the following relations are satisfied: 0?x<0.2, 0?y<0.3, and ?1<z<?0.02).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koshi Takenaka, Yoshihiko Okamoto, Tsubasa Shinoda, Naruhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10669600
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet including: a heating process of heating a slab having a predetermined chemical composition at T1° C. of 1150° C. to 1300° C., retaining the slab for 5 minutes to 30 hours, lowering the temperature of the slab to T2° C. of T1?50° C. or lower, heating the slab at T3° C. of 1280° C. to 1450° C., and retaining the slab for 5 minutes to 60 minutes; a hot-rolling process of hot-rolling the slab that is heated to obtain a hot-rolled steel sheet; a cold-rolling process; an intermediate annealing process of performing intermediate annealing with respect to the hot-rolled steel sheet at least one time before the cold-rolling process or before a final pass of the cold-rolling process after interrupting the cold-rolling; an annealing separating agent applying process; and a secondary film applying process. In the cold-rolling process, a retention treatment is performed during a plurality of passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Tada, Nobusato Morishige, Naoto Masumitsu, Junichi Takaobushi, Shin Furutaku, Masaru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10669159
    Abstract: Provided is a complex oxide that has a high hydrogen content, contains almost no impurity phase, and is suitable for proton conductivity. The complex oxide is represented by a chemical formula Li7-xHxLa3M2O12 (M represents Zr and/or Hf, and 3.2<x?7) and is a single phase of a garnet type structure belonging to a cubic system. A method for producing the complex oxide includes an exchange step of bringing a raw material complex oxide represented by a chemical formula Li7-xHxLa3M2O12 (M represents Zr and/or Hf, and 0?x?3.2) and a compound having a hydroxy group or a carboxyl group into contact with each other to exchange at least some of lithium of the raw material complex oxide and hydrogen of the compound having a hydroxy group or a carboxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Junji Akimoto, Naoki Hamao, Kunimitsu Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10669604
    Abstract: A bolt is provided that has high strength and excellent hydrogen embrittlement resistance characteristics. A bolt according to an embodiment of the present invention consists of, in mass %, C: 0.32 to 0.39%, Si: 0.15% or less, Mn: 0.40 to 0.65%, P: 0.020% or less, S: 0.020% or less, Cr: 0.85 to 1.25%, Al: 0.005 to 0.060%, Ti: 0.010 to 0.050%, B: 0.0010 to 0.0030%, N: 0.0015 to 0.0080%, O: 0.0015% or less, Mo: 0 to 0.05%, V: 0 to 0.05%, Cu: 0 to 0.50%, Ni: 0 to 0.30%, and Nb: 0 to 0.05%, with the balance being Fe and impurities. The bolt satisfies Formula (1) and Formula (2), and has a tensile strength of 1000 to 1300 MPa and satisfies Formula (3). 4.9?10C+Si+2Mn+Cr+4Mo+5V?6.1??(1) Mn/Cr?0.55??(2) [dissolved Cr]/Cr?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, AOYAMA SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Neishi, Makoto Kosaka, Naoki Matsui, Tetsushi Chida, Keisuke Chiba, Hideo Kanisawa, Kazutaka Aoyama, Kazuoki Shibuya, Ryoko Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10662065
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of physical chemistry and relates to novel hyperuniform and nearly hyperuniform random network materials and methods of making said materials. Methods are described for controlling or altering the band gap of a material, and in particular commercially useful materials such as amorphous silicon. These methods can be exploited in the design of semiconductors, transistors, diodes, solar cells and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Paul J. Steinhardt, Salvatore Torquato, Miroslav Hejna
  • Patent number: 10661252
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carboxylation catalyst, which catalyzes carboxylation of a furan-based compound containing a hydroxyl group and a carbonyl group or a derivative thereof to prepare 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), and is configured as a spinel support, and noble metal nanoparticles incorporated into the spinel support selected from the group consisting of MnCo2O4, CoMn2O4, and combinations thereof, and to a method of preparing 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), including providing a carboxylation catalyst configured such that noble metal nanoparticles are incorporated into a spinel support; and carboxylating a furan-based compound containing a hydroxyl group and a carbonyl group or a derivative thereof in the presence of the carboxylation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventors: Yong Jin Kim, Jin Ku Cho, Seung Han Shin, Hong Shik Lee, Dinesh Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 10665892
    Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode for a lithium ion battery, the electrode comprising a nano-crystalline layered-layered composite structure of a material having the general formula xLi2MO3(1?x)LiM?O2 in which 0<x<1, where M? is one or more ion with an average oxidation state of three and with at least one ion being Mn or Ni, and where M is one or more ions with an average oxidation state of four. Another aspect provides a positive electrode for a lithium ion battery, the electrode comprising a nano-crystalline layered-spinel composite structure of a material having the general formula xLi2MnO3. (1?x)LiMn2?yMyO4 in which 0.5<x<1.0, 0?y<1, and where M is one or more metal cations. Also provided is the positive electrode which comprises a nano-coating of inert oxide, inert phosphate or inert fluoride on the nano-crystalline composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: EoCell Limited
    Inventors: Santhanam Raman, Shoufen Yang, Deepak Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10661339
    Abstract: A method for gas atomization of a titanium alloy, nickel alloy, or other alumina (Al2O3)-forming alloy wherein the atomized particles are exposed as they solidify and cool in a very short time to multiple gaseous reactive agents for the in-situ formation of a passivation reaction film on the atomized particles wherein the reaction film retains a precursor halogen alloying element that is subsequently introduced into a microstructure formed by subsequent thermally processing of the atomized particles to improve oxidation resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Heidloff, Joel R. Rieken, Iver E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10662111
    Abstract: A polymeric formulation for “green” building materials for replacement of end products commonly formed from a broad range of materials, such as concrete and mixes thereof, cement and mixes thereof, petrochemical based mixes and products thereof, rubber, plastic wood domestic and commercial shingles of all types including cedar wood and ceramic verities, flooring of all types including ceramic tiles, recreational vehicles for water use and sports such as boats, automobile components and bodies, electrical wire coatings, all types of pipes commonly used in the plumbing, gas and oil industries including the replacement of pipes traditionally formed from poly vinyl chloride formulations, bricks and all other forms of architectural structures to list but a few. A method by which a biopolymer can be generated using a process requiring no heat or any other form of energy using an ionized aqueous cure agent is sprayed over a molded gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Molar Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Debrouse, Terrence Rockwell