Patents by Inventor Daniela Ferrari

Daniela Ferrari 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).

  • Publication number: 20210086182
    Abstract: A device for the quantification of cellular and non-cellular components in a blood sample including detection electrodes including a first electrode connected with a first input to receive a first signal in input and a second electrode, reference electrodes including a first electrode connected with a second input configured to receive a second signal in input of opposite polarity to the first input signal and a second electrode connected to the second electrode of said detection electrodes, in a common point wherefrom an output signal is picked up, a ferromagnetic concentrator that cooperates with an external magnetic field external to effectuate concentration of said components on said detection electrodes, a substrate configured to house said detection electrodes, reference electrodes, and concentrator; a support configured to collect a blood sample, and a spacer element to confine in the substrate plane the blood sample and to distance said substrate from said support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Politecnico di Milano
    Inventors: Riccardo BERTACCO, Daniela PETTI, Giorgio FERRARI, Edoardo ALBISETTI, Marco GIACOMETTI
  • Publication number: 20210002393
    Abstract: A solution polymerization process for producing ethylene-based polymer includes introducing ethylene monomer, hydrocarbon solvent, and Ziegler-Natta catalyst into an entrance of a solution polymerization reactor. An ethylene-based polymer is produced by solution polymerizing the ethylene monomer in hydrocarbon solvent. Subsequently, a catalyst deactivator is introduced into the exit of the solution polymerization reactor, thereby producing hydrochloric acid byproduct. The catalyst deactivator includes long chain carboxylate and at least one cation selected from Groups 1, 2, and 12 of the IUPAC periodic table, with the exception of calcium. The catalyst deactivator reduces the effectiveness of the Ziegler-Natta catalyst and neutralizes the hydrochloric acid by forming a chloride salt other than calcium chloride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Evelyn Auyeung, Sean W. Ewart, Daniela Ferrari, Thomas Davidian, Rony Vanspeybroeck
  • Publication number: 20200392269
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method of producing a multimodal ethylene-based polymer comprising a first catalyst and a second catalyst in a first solution polymerization reactor and a third catalyst in a second solution polymerization reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniela Ferrari, Alec Y. Wang, Pradeep Jain, Yijian Lin
  • Patent number: 10385347
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a nucleic acid molecule capable of expressing, in at least one plant tissue, a chimeric protein comprising a polygalacturonase (PG) of fungal, bacterial or insect origin and a plant polygalacturonase inhibitor protein (PGIP) plant capable of inhibiting said PG. The present invention also relates to transgenic plants that express said chimeric protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA “LA SAPIENZA”
    Inventors: Felice Cervone, Giulia De Lorenzo, Simone Ferrari, Manuel Benedetti, Daniela Pontiggia
  • Patent number: 10336846
    Abstract: The invention provides a process to form an ethylene/a-olefin interpolymer, comprising at least the following steps A) through C): A) polymerizing, in at least one reactor, at least one reaction mixture comprising ethylene and the a-olefin, in a solution polymerization, and in the presence of at least the following components I), II) and III): I) at least one compound of Structure 1, as described herein; II) at least one co-catalyst, as described herein; III) at least one compound of Structure 2, as described herein; B) separating the final polymer solution into at least a polymer-rich solution and a polymer-free solution; and optionally, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor; C) maintaining the level of the at least one compound of Structure 2 in the at least one reactor, from 100 ppm to 10,000 ppm, as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sean W. Ewart, Susan G. Brown, Daniela Ferrari, Edward O. Madenjian, Gregory J. Brennan
  • Publication number: 20190023823
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for reducing isomerization during the copolymerization of ethylene with an ?-olefin comprising adding to a reactor a reaction mixture comprising hydrogen, ethylene, an ?-olefin, a solvent and a catalyst; where the catalyst does not include a chain shuttling agent that comprises dialkyl zinc; heating the reactor to a first temperature to react the ethylene with the ?-olefin to form a copolymer; discharging from the reactor a first product stream to a heat exchanger; where the product stream comprises the copolymer; adding to the product stream prior to the heat exchanger a first additive that is operative to reduce isomerization of the ?-olefin; and discharging from the heat exchanger a second product stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Daniela Ferrari, Sean Ewart, Timothy Gambrel
  • Publication number: 20180148526
    Abstract: The invention provides a process to form an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, comprising at least the following steps A) through C): A) polymerizing, in at least one reactor, at least one reaction mixture comprising ethylene and the ?-olefin, in a solution polymerization, and in the presence of at least the following components I), II) and III): I) at least one compound of Structure 1, as described herein; II) at least one co-catalyst, as described herein; III) at least one compound of Structure 2, as described herein; B) separating the final polymer solution into at least a polymer-rich solution and a polymer-free solution; and optionally, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor; C) maintaining the level of the at least one compound of Structure 2 in the at least one reactor, from 100 ppm to 10,000 ppm, as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Sean W. Ewart, Susan G. Brown, Daniela Ferrari, Edward O. Madenjian, Gregory J. Brennan
  • Patent number: 9758454
    Abstract: Convert dichloroisopropyl ether into a halogenated derivative by contacting the dichloroisopropyl ether with a source of hydrogen and a select heterogeneous hydrogenation catalyst under process conditions selected from a combination of a temperature within a range of from 50 degrees centigrade (° C.) to 350° C., a pressure within a range of from atmospheric pressure (0.1 megapascals) to 1000 pounds per square inch (6.9 MPa), a liquid feed volume flow to catalyst mass ratio between 0.5 and 10 L/Kg*h and a volume hydrogen/volume liquid ratio between 100 and 5000 ml gas/ml liquid. The halogenated derivative is at least one of 1-chloro-2-propanol and 1,2-dichloropropane 1, and glycerin monochlorohydrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniela Ferrari, Brien A. Stears, Yu Liu
  • Publication number: 20170204028
    Abstract: Convert dichloroisopropyl ether into a halogenated derivative by contacting the dichloroisopropyl ether with a source of hydrogen and a select heterogeneous hydrogenation catalyst under process conditions selected from a combination of a temperature within a range of from 50 degrees centigrade (° C.) to 350° C., a pressure within a range of from atmospheric pressure (0.1 mega-pascals) to 1000 pounds per square inch (6.9 MPa), a liquid feed volume flow to catalyst mass ratio between 0.5 and 10 L/Kg*h and a volume hydrogen/volume liquid ratio between 100 and 5000 ml gas/ml liquid. The halogenated derivative is at least one of 1-chloro-2-propanol and 1,2-dichloropropane 1, and glycerin monochlorohydrin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniela Ferrari, Brien A. Stears, Yu Liu
  • Publication number: 20170015609
    Abstract: A catalyst support for manufacturing a mixture of alcohols from synthesis gas comprises a combination of nickel, molybdenum, at least one metal selected from the group consisting of palladium, ruthenium, chromium, gold, zirconium, and aluminum, and at least one of an alkali metal or alkaline earth series metal as a promoter. The catalyst may be used in a process for converting synthesis gas wherein the primary product is a mixture of ethanol (EtOH), propanol (PrOH), and butanol (BuOH), optionally in conjunction with higher alcohols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Dean M. Millar, Mark H. McAdon, Robert J. Gulotty, JR., David G. Barton, Daniela Ferrari, Billy Brian Bardin, Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 9415375
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions for producing mixed alcohols from a synthesis gas feed. The catalyst composition comprises a catalytic metal combination on a catalyst support, a first optional promoter and a second optional promoter, where the catalytic metal combination consists essentially of iridium, vanadium, and molybdenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniela Ferrari, Neelesh J. Rane, Adam Chojecki, Gerolamo Budroni, David G. Barton, Mark H. McAdon, Robert J. Gulotty, Jr., Dean M. Millar, Palanichamy Manikandan
  • Patent number: 8962904
    Abstract: Catalytic composition for producing an alpha-olefin and methods of making same. The catalytic composition includes a gamma-alumina substrate dopes with at least one element consisting of bismuth, copper, gallium, phosphorus, tin, and zinc, an amount of each element being within a range of from 150 parts per million to 1000 parts per million relative to a total doped weight of the gamma-alumina substrate. Additionally, at least one element is combined with at least one element consisting of cesium, lithium, and magnesium, an amount of each element being within the range of from 150 parts per million to 1000 parts per million relative to the total doped weight of the gamma-alumina substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniela Ferrari, Alberto Martinez Joaristi, Billy B. Bardin, Garmt R. Meima
  • Publication number: 20140018452
    Abstract: A catalyst suitable for manufacturing a mixture of alcohols from synthesis gas comprises a combination of nickel, two or more metals selected from ruthenium, palladium, gold, chromium, aluminum and tin, and at least one of an alkali metal or alkaline earth series metal as a promoter. The catalyst may be used in a process for converting synthesis gas wherein the primary product is a mixture of ethanol (EtOH), propanol (PrOH), and butanol (BuOH), optionally in conjunction with higher alcohols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Dean Millar, Mark H. McAdon, Robert J. Gulotty,, JR., David G. Barton, Daniela Ferrari, Billy B. Bardin, Yu Liu
  • Publication number: 20140018453
    Abstract: A catalyst for manufacturing a mixture of alcohols from synthesis gas comprises a combination of nickel, molybdenum, at least one metal selected from the group consisting of palladium, ruthenium, chromium, gold, zirconium, and aluminium, and at least one of an alkali metal or alkaline earth series metal as a promoter. The catalyst may be used in a process for converting synthesis gas wherein the primary product is a mixture of ethanol (EtOH), propanol (PrOH), and butanol (BuOH), optionally in conjunction with higher alcohols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Dean M Millar, Mark H. McAdon, Robert J. Gulotty, Jr., David G. Barton, Daniela Ferrari, Billy B. Bardin, Yu Liu
  • Publication number: 20130029841
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions for producing mixed alcohols from a synthesis gas feed. The catalyst composition comprises a catalytic metal combination on a catalyst support, a first optional promoter and a second optional promoter, where the catalytic metal combination consists essentially of iridium, vanadium, and molybdenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Daniela Ferrari, Neelesh J. Rane, Adam Chojecki, Gerolamo Budroni, David G. Barton, Mark H. McAdon, Robert J. Gulotty, JR., Dean M. Millar, Palanichamy Manikandan
  • Publication number: 20120277513
    Abstract: Catalytic composition for producing an alpha-olefin and methods of making same. The catalytic composition includes a gamma-alumina substrate dopes with at least one element consisting of bismuth, copper, gallium, phosphorus, tin, and zinc, an amount of each element being within a range of from 150 parts per million to 1000 parts per million relative to a total doped weight of the gamma-alumina substrate. Additionally, at least one element is combined with at least one element consisting of cesium, lithium, and magnesium, an amount of each element being within the range of from 150 parts per million to 1000 parts per million relative to the total doped weight of the gamma-alumina substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Daniela Ferrari, Alberto Martinez Joaristi, Billy B. Bardin, Garmt R. Meima
  • Publication number: 20120208695
    Abstract: A supported catalyst composition suitable for use in converting synthesis gas to alcohols comprises a catalytic metal, a catalyst promoter and a catalyst support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Billy B. Bardin, David G. Barton, Adam Chojecki, Howard W. Clark, Daniela Ferrari, Robert J. Gulotty, JR., Yu Liu, Mark H. McAdon, Dean M. Millar, Neelesh Rane, Hendrik E. Tuinstra