Patents by Inventor Alfred Y. Wong

Alfred Y. Wong has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5288969
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for the non-thermal destruction of hazardous waste material using an electrodeless inductively coupled RF plasma torch. The waste material is combined with a controllable source of free electrons, and the RF plasma torch is used to excite the free electrons, raising their temperature to C. or more. The electrons are maintained at this temperature for a sufficient time to enable the free electrons to dissociate the waste material as a result of collisions and ultraviolet radiation generated in situ by electron-molecule collisions. The source of free electrons is preferably an inert gas such as argon, which may be used as both the waste material carrier gas and the torch gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alfred Y. Wong, Andras Kuthi