Patents Examined by Michael A Salvitti
  • Patent number: 11118305
    Abstract: Textile compositions comprising at least one filamentous fungus are disclosed, as are methods for making and using such textile compositions. Embodiments of the textile compositions generally include at least one of a plasticizer, a polymer, and a crosslinker, in addition to the filamentous fungus. The disclosed textile compositions are particularly useful as analogs or substitutes for conventional textile compositions, including but not limited to leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: The Fynder Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Allen Stewart, Larry Andrew Alegria, Ryan Jacob Totman, Yuval Charles Avniel
  • Patent number: 11105046
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a composition and method of producing a creped paper and the creped paper products made using this method. The method includes treating the surface of a wet fibrous web and/or surface of a Yankee drum dryer or cylinder with compositions containing a combination of a polyaminosilicone/polyaminosilicone block copolymer/surfactant and optionally one or more creping aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Solenis Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: David A. Gerstenhaber, Timothy F. Patterson, Philip Michael Viger, Samuel Jeremy Mitton
  • Patent number: 11090234
    Abstract: Provided is a product exhibiting good bubbles even from a screen foamer composition using a non-ionic surfactant. This foam contains a non-ionic surfactant and is composed of an air layer and a bubble shell encapsulating the air layer. The bubble shell has a high light transmission region which is optically transparent and a low light transmission region which is less optically transparent than the highlight transmission region, both regions being disposed so as to spread across a surface of the bubble shell in such a manner as to form an identifiable boundary therebetween; and when the foam is allowed to stand at 25° C., an area of the low light transmission region occupying the surface area of the bubble shell expands over time, and thus the entire surface of the bubble shell becomes occupied by the low light transmission region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: POLA PHARMA INC.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Takaaki Masuda, Nobuo Kubota, Kahori Fujii
  • Patent number: 11084987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel crude oil demulsifier comprises a copolymer of styrene with pyridine or a carboxylic acid or its salt selected from methacrylic, acrylic, maleic or fumaric acid with molecular weight in the range of 10000 to 600000 Daltons, dose in the range of 20-1000 ppm. The invention further relates to a process for demulsification of crude oil by treating crude oil with the copolymer in the range of 20-1000 ppm in the temperature range of 25-40° C. by shaking to obtain demulsified crude oil having crude oil with <1% water, and Water <100 ppm oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
    Inventor: Sanjay Pandurang Kamble
  • Patent number: 11084727
    Abstract: An ultra dense and ultra low power microhotplates using silica aerogel and method of making the same, comprising creating a sol-gel by impregnation of ethanol with functional colloidal alcogel particles is described. The technique further comprises forming tiny aerogel particles on the wafer and networking the particles together just by exposure to air during spin coating. The novelty of this technique is not limited to the processing of thin film and thick film silica aerogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Inventors: Mohammad Reza Madani, Seyedmohammad Seyedjalaliaghdam
  • Patent number: 11059831
    Abstract: Provided are sugar-based compounds, method so making such compounds, gels comprising such compounds, methods of making gels, methods of using such compounds for containing spill of a hydrocarbon, and methods for reclaiming solvent from gels comprising such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Raman Ravishankar, Chinthalapati Siva Kesava Raju, Bhaskar Pramanik, Peddy Venkat Chalapathi Rao, Venkateswarlu Choudary Nettem, Gandham Sri Ganesh
  • Patent number: 11028023
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for preparing mesoporous sound-absorbing material particles and mesoporous sound-absorbing material particles. The preparation method comprises the following steps. In step 1, sound-absorbing material powder and a templating agent are mixed with a binding agent and water to form sol slurry, the templating agent is an organic monomer or a linear polymer, and the templating agent has a purity greater than 95%. In step 2, the sol slurry is dropped into forming oil, and the droplets of the sol slurry are aged in the forming oil to form gel particles. In step 3, the gel particles are taken out from the forming oil and the gel particles are dried to form mesoporous sound-absorbing material particles. In step 4, the mesoporous sound-absorbing material particles are roasted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GOERTEK, INC.
    Inventor: Xiaodong Cao
  • Patent number: 11015000
    Abstract: A door assembly. The door assembly may include at least one door panel and a door frame having a plurality of frame members including a header and a pair of side jambs. The invention may also be considered a frame member. The frame member may include a core; and a two-piece top piece adjoining the core to form a structural member. The core and the top piece may be a composite of cellulosic material and at least one other material. The door assembly may further include at least one adjacent panel. Also disclosed are door jamb frame members and mullion frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Endura Products, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin T. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10995012
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of preparing sols of titanium dioxide nanoparticles that are photoactive, neutral, and in a substantially concentrated form. The methods particularly provide for concentrated sols in light of washing and dewatering under low cation concentrations and utilizing rapid peptizing through addition of the filter case to the peptizing agent. Concentrated acid may be utilized to maintain high TiO2 concentration while still avoiding precipitation of the colloidal TiO2. Concentrated photoactive, neutral titanium dioxide sols are also provided as well as compositions thereof and photoactive coatings formed therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Tronox LLC
    Inventor: Julie Kerrod
  • Patent number: 10982018
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for making a fluoropolymer dispersion, said method comprising an aqueous emulsion polymerization of one or more fluorinated monomers wherein said aqueous emulsion polymerization is carried out in an aqueous medium comprising a surfactant mixture [mixture (S)] comprising: at least one perfluorohexanoic acid or salt thereof [surfactant (C6)], in an amount of 1 to 5 g/I, with respect to said aqueous medium; and at least one linear bifunctional perfluoropolyether surfactant [surfactant (PFPE)] complying with formula (I) here below: XpOOC—CF2-0-(CF20) n(CF2CF20)m-CF2—COOXp (I) wherein: Xp, equal to or different from each other, is a hydrogen atom, a monovalent metal, preferably an alkaline metal, or an ammonium group of formula —N(R?n)4, wherein R?n, equal or different at each occurrence, is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C6hydrocarbon group, preferably an alkyl group; n? and m? are independently integers >0 such that the number average molecular weight of the surfactant (PFPE) is of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefana Musio, Marco Malvasi, Valeriy Kapelyushko
  • Patent number: 10982174
    Abstract: Synergistic surfactant blends are disclosed. In one aspect, the blend comprises an anionic surfactant and a metathesis-based cationic surfactant comprising a quaternized derivative. The quaternized derivative is a quaternized fatty amine, quaternized fatty amidoamine, imidazoline quat, or esteramine quat made from a metathesis-derived C10-C17 monounsaturated acid or its ester derivative. Also disclosed are synergistic surfactant blends comprising a cationic surfactant and a metathesis-based anionic surfactant comprising a sulfonated derivative. The sulfonated derivative is a fatty ester sulfonate, fatty acid sulfonate, sulfoestolide, fatty amide sulfonate, sulfonated fatty ester alkoxylate, imidazoline quat sulfonate, sulfonated amidoamine oxide, or sulfonated amidoamine betaine. The synergistic blends have a negative ? value or a reduced interfacial tension (IFT) when compared with an expected IFT value calculated from the individual surfactant components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Randal J. Bernhardt, Xue Min Dong
  • Patent number: 10982046
    Abstract: Reaction products of an optionally alkoxylated alcohol, a polyalkylene alcohol and a linker can be used in various applications such as defoamers. Methods of making the reaction products and defoamer compositions including the reaction products, and methods of using the reaction products to reduce or prevent foam in a composition are also disclosed. The reaction products can be used with an organic solvent or without an organic solvent to provide low VOC compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: David E. Przybyla, John Mangano, Brandon C. Achord
  • Patent number: 10975185
    Abstract: Nowadays, one of the major problems of the oil industry is the presence of large amounts of water and salts, which cannot be efficiently removed by conventional dehydrating polymers. In addition, the acid stimulation operations of petroleum wells cause the chemical degradation of demulsifiers such as polyethers and phenolic resins, reducing drastically their efficiency as water and salt removers. Based on aforementioned, a series of new copolymers has been developed; these copolymers are combinations of an acrylic and an aminoacrylic monomer and they are synthesized by semi-continuous emulsion polymerization (under starved feed conditions), which ensures both the homogeneity of the different chains as well as the randomness of the monomers distribution. The solutions of one of these random copolymers have shown an efficiency similar or superior to combinations of two or three block copolymers (formulations), when they are applied in light or heavy crude oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PETROLEO
    Inventors: Edgar Iván Hernández Carbajal, César Andrés Flores Sandoval, Fernando Álvarez Ramírez, Alfonso López Ortega, Rodrigo De Jesús García Jiménez, Gerardo Zavala Olivares, Juan de la Cruz Clavel López, Flavio Salvador Vázquez Moreno
  • Patent number: 10975525
    Abstract: Finely divided, cationic, aqueous polymer dispersion which is obtainable by emulsion polymerisation of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in an aqueous liquid containing a cationic prepolymer as a dispersant, wherein the cationic prepolymer is prepared in the presence of at least one polymerisation initiator by polymerisation of (a) from 15 to 45% by weight of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising at least one quaternary ammonium group; (b) from 5 to 80% by weight of at least one optionally substituted styrene; (c) from 0 to 50% by weight of at least one C 1-12 alkyl (meth) acrylate; (d) from 0 to 10% by weight of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising an acid group; (e) from 0 to 10% by weight of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising an amine group; and (f) from 0 to 20% by weight of at least one non-ionic ethylenically unsaturated monomer differing from (b), (c) and (e), the sum of (a)+(b)+(c)+(d)+(e)+(f) being 100% by weight, in a first emulsion po
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SOLENIS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P.
    Inventors: Carmen-Elena Cimpeanu, Klaus Moeller, Petra Arnold, Kristina Georgieva, Reinhold Dieing, Christian Jehn-Rendu, Quan Wen
  • Patent number: 10947394
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a radiative cooling functional coating material and application thereof. The radiative cooling functional coating material can be configured for manufacturing a radiative cooling functional layer. The radiative cooling functional layer can be configured for reflecting ultraviolet light and/or visible light and/or near-infrared light in sunlight and emitting heat through an atmospheric window in a form of infrared radiation. The radiative cooling functional coating material can include a granular filler and a radiative cooling functional resin, and the granular filler can be distributed in the radiative cooling functional resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: NINGBO RADI-COOL ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., NINGBO RUILING ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS INSTITUTE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shaoyu Xu, Rongbing Wan, Minghui Wang
  • Patent number: 10941043
    Abstract: Provided are a method of preparing a metal oxide-silica composite aerogel which includes preparing a silicate solution by dissolving water glass at a concentration of 0.125 M to 3.0 M, after adding and mixing a metal salt solution having a metal ion concentration of 0.125 M to 3.0 M to the silicate solution, precipitating metal oxide-silica composite precipitates by adjusting a pH of a resulting mixture to be in a range of 3 to 9, and separating and drying the metal oxide-silica composite precipitates, wherein the metal salt solution includes a magnesium (Mg)-containing metal salt in an amount such that an amount of magnesium ions is greater than 50 mol % based on a total mole of metal ions in the metal salt solution, and a metal oxide-silica composite aerogel having low tap density and high specific surface area prepared by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hun Kim, Je Kyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10935699
    Abstract: An amorphous, optically transparent, colorless shape memory assisted self-healing coating for optical glassware applications that uses a combination of surface shape memory and self-healing properties to repair damaged sites on glass substrates when exposed to a thermal stimulus. The coating includes a miscible combination of a network polymer and a linear polymer having glass transition temperate between room temperature and about 40 degrees C. The coating can be used for corrective eyewear, for windshields and windows in automobiles and motorcycles, as well for as optical coatings wherever needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Syracuse University
    Inventors: Patrick T. Mather, Erika Rodriguez, Xiaofan Luo, Sabrina Crandall
  • Patent number: 10919772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a hydrophobic metal oxide-silica composite aerogel, in which a degree of hydrophobicity may be controlled while having a high specific surface area and a low tap density, and a hydrophobic metal oxide-silica composite aerogel prepared thereby. The preparation method according to the present invention may not only have excellent productivity and economic efficiency due to a relatively simpler preparation process and shorter preparation time than the related art, but may also perform an effective surface modification reaction by using a small amount of a surface modifier. Thus, since the surface modification reaction may be easily performed by using only a very small amount of the surface modifier, a hydrophobic metal oxide-silica composite aerogel containing about 1 wt % to 2 wt % of carbon may be prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Woo Jeon, Jong Hun Kim, Je Kyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10920020
    Abstract: Sulfur copolymers having high sulfur content for use as raw materials in 3D printing. The sulfur copolymers are prepared by melting and copolymerizing one or more comonomers with cyclic selenium sulfide, elemental sulfur, elemental selenium, or a combination thereof. Optical substrates, such as films and lenses, are constructed from the sulfur copolymer via 3D printing and are substantially transparent in the visible and infrared spectrum. The optical substrates can have refractive indices of about 1.75-2.6 at a wavelength in a range of about 500 nm to about 8 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Dong-Chul Pyun, Rongguang Liang
  • Patent number: 10907107
    Abstract: Provided herein are amphiphilic asphaltene ionic liquids and methods of making and using the amphiphilic asphaltene ionic liquids, e.g. as demulsifiers for petroleum crude oil-water emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Ali Issa Ismail, Ayman Mohamady Atta, Mohamed Hassan El-Newehy, Mohamed E. EL-Hefnawy