Patents Examined by Steven J Bos
  • Patent number: 11608568
    Abstract: The present invention relates to single crystalline RbUO3, hydrothermal growth processes of making such single crystals and methods of using such single crystals. In particular, Applicants disclose single crystalline RbUO3 single crystalline RbUO3 in the Pm-3m space group. Unlike other powdered RbUO3, Applicants' single crystalline RbUO3 has a sufficient crystal size to be characterized and used in the fields of neutron detection, radiation-hardened electronics, nuclear forensics, nuclear engineering photovoltaics, lasers, light-emitting diodes, photoelectrolysis and magnetic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: James M. Mann, Thomas A. Bowen, Eric M. Hunt
  • Patent number: 11603338
    Abstract: According to this disclosure, there is provided a pyrolysis reaction system and a direct non-oxidative methane coupling process using the same by which it is possible to reach the selectivity for good C?10 hydrocarbons and at the same time to inhibit coke from being generated while a good methane conversion is maintained during direct conversion of methane into C2+ hydrocarbons through non-oxidative pyrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongmin Yun, Juhwan Im, Dokyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11591215
    Abstract: A hydrogen plant for producing hydrogen, including: a reforming reactor system including a first catalyst bed including an electrically conductive material and a catalytically active material, a heat insulation layer between the first catalyst bed and the pressure shell, and at least two conductors electrically connected to the electrically conductive material and to an electrical power supply placed outside the pressure shell, wherein the electrical power supply is dimensioned to heat at least part of the first catalyst bed to a temperature of at least 500° C. by passing an electrical current through the electrically conductive material, where the pressure shell has a design pressure of between 5 and 200 bar; a water gas shift unit downstream the reforming reactor system; and a gas separation unit downstream the water gas shift unit. A process for producing hydrogen from a feed gas including hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: HALDOR TOPSØE A/S
    Inventors: Peter Mølgaard Mortensen, Kim Aasberg-Petersen, Robert Klein
  • Patent number: 11591531
    Abstract: Provided is a process capable of converting the cokes on spent catalysts in a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process into synthesis gas. The produced synthesis gas contains high concentrations of CO and H2 and may be utilized in many downstream applications such as syngas fermentation for alcohol production, hydrogen production and synthesis of chemical intermediates. A reducer/regenerator reactor for a fluid catalytic process comprising a chemical looping system to produce synthesis gas is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Hyung Rae Kim, Arun K. Sharma, Bing Du
  • Patent number: 11591670
    Abstract: A process for extracting, recovering and recycling metals and materials from spent lithium ion batteries (LIB) that comprises the contacting battery waste products with a deep eutectic solvent, and leaching the metal from the battery waste product and extracting the metal into the deep eutectic solvent with heat and agitation. After the leaching and extracting, the process further includes recovering the dissolved metals ions from the deep eutectic solvent solution, followed by a step of regeneration of cathode materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Mai K. Tran, Marco-Tulio F. Rodrigues, Ganguli Babu, Hemtej Gullapalli, Pulickel M. Ajayan
  • Patent number: 11584658
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for compositions, methods of making compositions, and methods of using the composition. In an aspect, the composition can be a reactive material that can be used to split a gas such as water or carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Hagelin-Weaver, Samantha Roberts, Nathan Carr
  • Patent number: 11583824
    Abstract: A system and method for producing hydrogen from hydrocarbon and steam, including a membrane reformer with multiple membrane reactors each having a tubular membrane. The bore of the tubular membrane is the permeate side for the hydrogen. The region external to the tubular membrane is the retentate side for carbon dioxide. A sweep gas flows through the bore to displace hydrogen in a direction countercurrent to flow of hydrocarbon and steam in the region external to the tubular membrane. The method includes discharging hydrogen as permeate with the sweep gas from the bore, and discharging carbon dioxide in the region external to the tubular membrane as retentate from the membrane reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Aadesh Harale, Aqil Jamal, Stephen N. Paglieri, Henk van Veen, Francesco Sebastiani, Gerard de Jong, Jaap Vente
  • Patent number: 11572605
    Abstract: A process for leaching a mineral particulate material comprising the steps of feeding the mineral particulate material to a leaching step (10) in which at least one valuable metal in the mineral particulate material is leached into a leach solution to form a pregnant leach liquor and a solid residue containing undissolved mineral matter, the leaching step being conducted under conditions such that elemental sulphur is formed in the leaching step, wherein beads or particles that take up elemental sulphur are added to the leaching step such that elemental sulphur is taken up by or collects on the beads or particles, and separating the beads or particles from the pregnant leach liquor and the solid residue. The beads or particles may be treated to remove sulphur and the beads or particles are returned to the leaching step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Glencore Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Paul Benjamin Voigt, Ahmad Ghahreman
  • Patent number: 11572517
    Abstract: A processing facility is provided that includes a feedstock separation system configured to separate a feed stream into a lights stream and a heavies stream, a hydrogen production system configured to produce hydrogen and carbon dioxide from the lights stream, and a carbon dioxide conversion system configured to produce synthetic hydrocarbons or the carbon dioxide. The processing facility also includes a hydroprocessing system configured to process the heavies stream, and a hydroprocessor separation system configured to separate a hydroprocessing system effluent into a separator tops stream and a separator bottoms stream, wherein the separator bottoms stream is fed to the hydrogen production system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Aadesh Harale, Ibrahim Abba, Aqil Jamal, Abdennour Bourane, Mourad Younes, Alberto Lozano Ballesteros
  • Patent number: 11566334
    Abstract: The recovery of noble metal(s) from noble-metal-containing material is generally described. The noble metal(s) can be recovered selectively, in some cases, such that noble metal(s) is at least partially separated from non-noble-metal material within the material. Noble metal(s) may be recovered from noble-metal-containing material using mixtures of acids, in some instances. In some cases, the mixture can comprise nitric acid and/or another source of nitrate ions and at least one supplemental acid, such as sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, and/or a sulfonic acid. The amount of nitrate ions within the mixture can be, in some instances, relatively small compared to the amount of supplemental acid within the mixture. In some cases, the recovery of noble metal(s) using the acid mixtures described herein can be enhanced by transporting an electric current between an electrode and the noble metal(s) of the noble-metal-containing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Greene Lyon Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Svitlana Moskovchenko, Andre Brosseau
  • Patent number: 11565937
    Abstract: Process including the production of a hydrogen-containing synthesis gas by conversion of a hydrocarbon feedstock, wherein said process has a heat input provided by combustion of a plurality of process fuel streams and said plurality of process fuel streams comprises at least one fuel stream of ammonia. Combustion of said at least one fuel stream of ammonia is performed non-catalytically in at least one fired equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: CASALE SA
    Inventors: Raffaele Ostuni, Ermanno Filippi
  • Patent number: 11566304
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided that provide recovery of metals such as copper, nickel, cobalt, indium, and other metals are recovered from mine tailings, in situ ore bodies, or postconsumer waste. An amine-containing lixiviant is utilized to generate an aqueous solution of the desired metal from insoluble salts present in the source material. Metals can be recovered and further purified by various processes, including extraction into an immiscible organic solvent, electrowinning, crystallization, and chemical reduction. Spent lixiviant can be regenerated and recycled back into the metal recovery process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Lixivia, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D Wyrsta
  • Patent number: 11560609
    Abstract: A method of extracting metals from polymetallic sulphide ores or concentrates comprising at least Cu, Zn, Pb and Ag, comprising a first step of atmospheric leaching in sulphate medium in the presence of recycled silver for extracting Cu and Zn and a second step of atmospheric leaching in chloride medium for extracting Pb and Ag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: COBRE LAS CRUCES, S.A.U.
    Inventors: Carlos Frías Gómez, Francisco Sánchez Ruíz, Jorge Antonio Blanco Avilés
  • Patent number: 11559768
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the exhaust gas purification catalyst with the improved purification performance under the high Ga condition and the transient state in which an A/F repeats rich and lean phases. The present disclosure relates to an exhaust gas purification catalyst comprising a catalyst coating layer on a substrate, the catalyst coating layer containing a noble metal, a composite oxide containing cerium oxide and zirconium oxide, and a composite oxide containing aluminum oxide, wherein in the catalyst coating layer: an average thickness of the coating layer is in a range from 20 ?m to 100 ?m; a porosity measured by a weight-in-water method is in a range from 50% by volume to 80% by volume; and high-aspect-ratio pores having an aspect ratio of 5 or more account for 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Isao Chinzei, Masahide Miura, Seiji Nakahigashi, Hiromasa Suzuki, Akira Morikawa, Toshio Yamamoto, Satoru Katoh, Takashi Onozuka, Hirotaka Ori, Mitsuyoshi Okada, Sho Hoshino
  • Patent number: 11554955
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the combined production of hydrogen and carbon dioxide from a hydrocarbon mixture, in which the residual gas of a PSA H2 (12) is separated by permeation in order to reduce the hydrocarbon content thereof and the hydrocarbon-purified gas is separated at a low temperature to produce a carbon dioxide-rich liquid (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Tranier
  • Patent number: 11548793
    Abstract: A process for gas-phase synthesis of titanium dioxide aerosol gels with controlled monomer size and crystalline phase using a diffusion flame aerosol reactor operated in a buoyancy-opposed configuration is disclosed. The process includes introducing a precursor stream into a diffusion flame aerosol reactor, introducing a fuel stream into the reactor, combusting the precursor stream and the fuel stream in a flame to form at least one nanoparticle, and operating the reactor in a down-fired buoyancy-opposed configuration to produce the aerosol gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Rajan K. Chakrabarty, Pai Liu
  • Patent number: 11542159
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a diesel reforming system comprising: a diesel autothermal reformer; a liquid desulfurizer disposed upstream of the diesel autothermal reformer and configured to remove sulfur compounds from diesel fuel prior to feeding to the diesel autothermal reformer; a combustor in communication with the liquid desulfurizer and configured to provide heat for the liquid desulfurizer; a regulating valve in communication with the liquid desulfurizer and the combustor, the regulating valve being configured to control diesel fuel feeds to the liquid desulfurizer and the combustor; and a post-reformer disposed downstream of the diesel autothermal reformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sai P. Katikaneni, Joongmyeon Bae, Jiwoo Oh, Minseok Bae, Dongyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11542160
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing magnesium hydride, the method including a plasma treatment step of exposing a raw material mixture of at least one magnesium-based raw material selected from the group consisting of magnesium, magnesium hydroxide, and magnesium oxide and magnesium hydride to hydrogen plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagasaka, Tomoji Ishida, Akiomi Uchiyama, Yasutaka Haga, Akihisa Ogino
  • Patent number: 11532806
    Abstract: Preparation, characterization, and an electrochemical study of Mg0.1V2O5 prepared by a novel sol-gel method with no high-temperature post-processing are disclosed. Cyclic voltammetry showed the material to be quasi-reversible, with improved kinetics in an acetonitrile-, relative to a carbonate-, based electrolyte. Galvanostatic test data under a C/10 discharge showed a delivered capacity >250 mAh/g over several cycles. Based on these results, a magnesium anode battery, as disclosed, would yield an average operating voltage ˜3.2 Volts with an energy density ˜800 mWh/g for the cathode material, making the newly synthesized material a viable cathode material for secondary magnesium batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Kenneth Takeuchi, Esther Takeuchi, Amy Marschilok
  • Patent number: 11524895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing tetrahydridoborate salts with high efficiency at low cost. The method for the production of metal borohydride salts according to the present invention comprises the steps of providing an anhydrous metal borate salt and milling the anhydrous metal borate salt in the presence of a metal material based on magnesium or magnesium alloys in a hydrogen atmosphere at a temperature and for a time sufficient to produce the metal borohydride salt. In another embodiment of the invention, the method for the production of metal borohydride salts according to the present invention comprises the steps of providing an hydrated metal borate salt and milling the hydrated metal borate salt in the presence of a metal material based on magnesium or magnesium alloys in an inert gas atmosphere at a temperature and for a time sufficient to produce the metal borohydride salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH
    Inventors: Claudio Pistidda, Thi Thu Le, Julián Puszkiel, Klaus Horst Taube, Martin Dornheim, Thomas Klassen