Patents Examined by Melvin C Mayes
  • Patent number: 10569251
    Abstract: A particulate desulfurization material includes one or more copper compounds supported on a zinc oxide support material, wherein the desulfurization material has a copper content in the range 0.1 to 5.0% by weight and a tapped bulk density ?1.55 kg/l. The material is obtained by (i) mixing a powdered copper compound with a particulate zinc support material comprising zinc oxide and one or more precursors that form zinc oxide upon calcination, and one or more binders to form a copper-containing composition, (ii) shaping the copper-containing composition by granulation, and (iii) drying and calcining the resulting granulated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Norman Macleod, Gordon Edward Wilson
  • Patent number: 10569334
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a noble-metal powder, the process being capable of producing, at low cost, a noble-metal powder having a narrow particle-size distribution range, high purity and high crystallinity. The present invention relates to a process for producing a noble-metal powder and including a step in which an acidic aqueous solution of both one or more noble-metal compounds and a calcium compound is prepared, a step in which the acidic aqueous solution is added to a basic aqueous solution to yield one or more oxides or hydroxides of the noble metal(s) or a mixture of two or more thereof and yield a calcium hydroxide, a step in which the oxides or hydroxides of the noble metal(s) or the mixture is reduced with a reducing agent, and a step in which a solid matter including a reduced form of the noble metal(s) is separated and heat-treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K.
    Inventors: Takahisa Yamazaki, Akio Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10563024
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology may include a carbohydrate binder composition. The carbohydrate binder composition may include a carbohydrate, a nitrogen-containing compound, and a catalyst. The catalyst may catalyze a reaction between the carbohydrate and the nitrogen-containing compound. The catalyst may be water soluble in the composition but may become water insoluble after curing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Kiarash Alavi
  • Patent number: 10563018
    Abstract: A titanium oxide aerogel particle has absorption at wavelengths of 450 nm and 750 nm in a visible absorption spectrum, a surface to which a metal compound containing a metal atom and a hydrocarbon group is bonded via an oxygen atom, a BET specific surface area in a range of 120 m2/g to 1,000 m2/g, and a value A is in the range of 0.03 to 0.3. The value A is calculated by formula: A={(peak intensity of C—O bond+peak intensity of C?O bond)/(peak intensity of C—C bond+peak intensity of C?C bond)}. In the formula, the peak intensity is a value determined from a C 1s XPS spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshikawa, Hiroyoshi Okuno, Yasunobu Kashima, Takeshi Iwanaga, Sakae Takeuchi, Yuka Zenitani, Shunsuke Nozaki, Yasuo Kadokura
  • Patent number: 10562777
    Abstract: Prolonged operation campaigns in a fluidized bed reactor for producing granular polysilicon by deposition of silicon onto silicon seed particles from a silicon-containing precursor gas is made possible by employing a silicon-coated reaction tube which is not insulated above a region of the fluidized bed and as a result has a lower temperature such that the ratio of the thickness of the silicon on the reactor tube adjoining the fluidized bed to the coating thickness over the total reactor tube is from 7:1 to 1.5 to 1 after production campaign of from 15 to 500 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventor: Simon Pedron
  • Patent number: 10556224
    Abstract: This invention relates to a composite composition for harmful gas removal containing a copper-manganese catalyst, which is capable of removing ambient and indoor pollutants, such as carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds, the composite composition including a copper-manganese composite catalyst hybridized with an inorganic layer compound, an inorganic filler, activated carbon, and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SEILFA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Su Han, Ji Ho Lee, Sae Hee Kim, Hee Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10557021
    Abstract: An artificial timer and preparing method thereof. The artificial timber includes the following components in parts by weight: 35-50 parts of cellulose, 20-35 parts of hemicellulose and 15-35 parts of lignin, wherein the artificial timber has a density of 0.01-0.05 g/cm3. The preparing method includes: (1) dissolving 15-35 parts by weight of lignin, 35-50 parts by weight of cellulose and 20-35 parts by weight of hemicellulose with an ionic liquid; (2) cleaning and replacing it with water to obtain a lignocellulose hydrogel; and (3) drying the lignocellulose hydrogel to obtain an artificial timber. The prepared artificial timber is large in specific area, low in density, low in material energy consumption, moderate in condition and easy for operation. The obtained artificial timber is regular in shape and shaped like a sandy beige cylinder without obvious damage and deformation, which indicates that such artificial timber with high specific area has well molding capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG A & F UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Qingfeng Sun, Chao Wang, Chunde Jin, Ye Xiong
  • Patent number: 10550294
    Abstract: An environmentally friendly, bio-based binder system that is useful for the formation of fiberglass insulation, the system includes: A) an aqueous curable binder composition, which includes a carbohydrate and a crosslinking agent; and B) a dedust composition, which includes a blown, stripped plant-based oil and optionally at least one emulsifying agent. The bio-based binder system is typically heated to form a cured binder system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Frank P. Lochel, Jr., John Carl Tolfa
  • Patent number: 10549348
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: distributing a titanium alloy or pure titanium powder layer on a work table inside a vacuum chamber, directing at least one electron beam from at least one electron beam source over the work table causing the powder layer to fuse in selected locations, distributing a second powder layer on the work table of a titanium alloy or pure titanium inside the build chamber, directing the at least one electron beam over the work table causing the second powder layer to fuse in selected locations, and releasing a predefined concentration of the gas from the metal powder into the vacuum chamber when at least one of heating or fusing the metal powder layer, wherein at least one gas comprising hydrogen is absorbed into or chemically bonded to the titanium or titanium alloy powder to a concentration of 0.01-0.5% by weight of the hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Arcam AB
    Inventor: Ulf Ackelid
  • Patent number: 10550048
    Abstract: Embodiments of processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems for producing propylene comprising introducing a hydrocarbon stream comprising 2-butene to an isomerization catalyst zone to isomerize the 2-butene to 1-butene, passing the 2-butene and 1-butene to a metathesis catalyst zone to cross-metathesize the 2-butene and 1-butene into a metathesis product stream comprising propylene and C4-C6 olefins, and cracking the metathesis product stream in a catalyst cracking zone to produce propylene. The isomerization catalyst zone comprises a silica-alumina catalyst with a ratio by weight of alumina to silica from 1:99 to 20:80. The metathesis catalyst comprises a mesoporous silica catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide. The catalyst cracking zone comprises a mordenite framework inverted (MFI) structured silica catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Faisal H. Alshafei, Munir D. Khokhar, Noor A. Sulais, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10544049
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for preparing an inorganic aerogel, the process comprising the steps of providing a composition (I) suitable to form an inorganic gel with a gelation time tG, spraying the composition (I) into supercritical carbon dioxide at a spraying time tS to obtain gel particles, and drying the gel particles obtained in step (ii) by supercritical liquid extraction, wherein the ratio tS:tG is in the range of from 0.2 to 0.99. The present invention further is directed to the inorganic aerogel as such as well as the use of the inorganic aerogel according to the invention in particular for medical and pharmaceutical applications or for thermal insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wibke Loelsberg, Marc Fricke, Mark Elbing, Dirk Weinrich
  • Patent number: 10544270
    Abstract: Nanocellulose-reinforced cellulose fibers can increase the strength of hardwood fibers or agricultural-residue cellulose fibers, to simulate the strength of softwood fibers in pulp or pulp products (including composites). In some variations, the invention provides a method of reinforcing cellulose fibers, comprising providing cellulose fibers derived from hardwoods, agricultural residues, or a combination thereof; providing a source of nanocellulose comprising cellulose nanofibrils and/or cellulose nanocrystals; and reinforcing the cellulose fibers with the nanocellulose to increase strength of the cellulose fibers. In some embodiments, the nanocellulose is obtained from fractionating biomass in the presence of an acid, a solvent for lignin, and water, to generate cellulose-rich solids and a liquid phase; and then mechanically refining the cellulose-rich solids to generate the nanocellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GranBio Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Theodora Retsina
  • Patent number: 10538434
    Abstract: A titanium oxide aerogel particle includes a metallic compound that has a metal atom and a hydrocarbon group, the metallic compound being bonded to a surface of the aerogel particle via an oxygen atom. The titanium oxide aerogel particle has a BET specific surface area of 120 m2/g to 1000 m2/g, and has absorption at wavelengths of 450 nm and 750 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sakae Takeuchi, Hiroyoshi Okuno, Hideaki Yoshikawa, Yasuo Kadokura, Yasunobu Kashima, Takeshi Iwanaga, Shunsuke Nozaki, Yuka Zenitani
  • Patent number: 10537877
    Abstract: A method for preparing a silica-modified catalyst support is described comprising: (i) applying an alkyl silicate solution to 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) drying the resulting silicate-modified support and recovering a first alcoholic solution, (iii) optionally treating the dried silicate-modified support with water, drying the resulting water-treated support and recovering a second alcoholic solution, and (iv) calcining the dried material to form the silica-modified catalyst support, wherein the first alcoholic solution contains ?10 vol % water and at least a portion of the first alcoholic solution is mixed with alkyl silicate to form the alkyl silicate solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Alejandro Martin Antonini, Richard John Mercer, Jose Angel Ruiz Adan
  • Patent number: 10541060
    Abstract: A material in the form of an alveolar monolith consisting of a matrix of an inorganic oxide with a hierarchical and opened porosity comprising macropores, mesopores and micropores, said macropores, mesopores and micropores being interconnected, and nanoparticles of at least one metal cation exchange inorganic solid material being distributed in said porosity. A method for preparing this material and a method for separating a metal cation notably a cation of a radioactive isotope of a metal such as cesium using this material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jeremy Causse, Agnes Grandjean, Alexei Tokarev, Yves Barre
  • Patent number: 10538674
    Abstract: A method of forming anti-rust or anti-bacterial film includes mixing a predetermined liquid and a film-forming composition which contains a tannic acid derivative in which hydrogen atoms in at least 10% of hydroxyl groups of tannic acid are substituted by a chain hydrocarbon group having 10 to 16 carbon atoms, and removing the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Masanobu Naito, Debabrata Payra
  • Patent number: 10533060
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispersion liquid of anion-modified cellulose nanofibers and a composition of anion-modified cellulose nanofibers that are not colored when heated. Specifically, the dispersion liquid contains anion-modified cellulose nanofibers; an anti-coloring agent selected from the group consisting of borate salts and sulfite salts, or combinations thereof in an amount of 1 to 30 mass % based on an absolute dry mass of the anion-modified cellulose nanofibers; and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Takaichi, Takeshi Nakayama, Shinji Sato
  • Patent number: 10532342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a zeolite adsorbent having an external surface area of between 20 m2·g?1 and 70 m2·g?1, a mesopore volume (Vmeso) of less than or equal to 0.20 cm3·g?1, and a content of non-zeolite phase (NZP) of less than or equal to 6%, and in which at least one of its dimensions is greater than or equal to 30 ?m. The invention also relates to the process for preparing said zeolite materials in agglomerated form and to the uses thereof for gas-phase or liquid-phase separation operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Ludivine Bouvier, Cècile Lutz, Sylvie Szendrovics
  • Patent number: 10532927
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composition that includes, in order: a first layer that includes MAw; a second layer that includes MOyAz; and a third layer that includes MOx, where M includes a transition metal, A includes at least one of sulfur, selenium, and/or tellurium, w is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five, x is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five, y is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five, and z is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the transition metal may include at least one of molybdenum and/or tungsten. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, A may be sulfur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: John Augustus Turner, Jing Gu, Jeffery Andrew Aguiar, Suzanne Ferrere, Kenneth Xerxes Steirer, Yong Yan, Chuanxiao Xiao, James Luke Young, Mowafak Al-Jassim, Nathan Richard Neale
  • Patent number: 10532961
    Abstract: The present invention discloses catalyst and method for producing light olefins directly from synthesis gas by a one-step process, and particularly relates to method and catalyst for directly converting synthesis gas into light olefins by a one-step process. The provided catalysts are composite materials formed of multicomponent metal oxide composites and inorganic solid acids with hierarchical pore structures. The inorganic solid acids have a hierarchical pore structure having micropores, mesopores and macropores. The metal composites can be mixed with or dispersed on surfaces or in pore channels of the inorganic solid acid and can catalyze the synthesis gas conversion to a C2-C4 light hydrocarbon product containing two to four carbon atoms. The single pass conversion of CO is 10%-60%. The selectivity of light hydrocarbon in all hydrocarbon products can be up to 60%-95%, wherein the selectivity of light olefins (C2?—C4?) is 50%-85%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Xiulian Pan, Jinjing Li, Feng Jiao, Xinhe Bao