Patents by Inventor Gérard Ferey

Gérard Ferey 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: 20180346500
    Abstract: The invention relates to nanoparticles made from organometallic hybrid materials made from iron carboxylates, used for example as contrast agents. The particles can also be used for the encapsulation and vectoring of molecules of interest such as active3 pharmaceutical agents, cosmetically interesting compounds and markers. Apart from the intrinsic properties thereof for imaging, said nanoparticles give good results in terms of capacity of loading with medicaments and in biocompatibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Patricia HORCAJADA-CORTES, Gérard FEREY, Christian SERRE, Ruxandra GREF, Patrick COUVREUR
  • Patent number: 10065979
    Abstract: The invention relates to nanoparticles made from organometallic hybrid materials made from iron carboxylates, used for example as contrast agents. The particles can also be used for the encapsulation and vectoring of molecules of interest such as active3 pharmaceutical agents, cosmetically interesting compounds and markers. Apart from the intrinsic properties thereof for imaging, said nanoparticles give good results in terms of capacity for loading with medicaments and in biocompatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE-CNRS, UNIVERSITÉ DE VERSAILLES—SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES
    Inventors: Patricia Horcajada-Cortes, Gérard Ferey, Christian Serre, Ruxandra Gref, Patrick Couvreur
  • Patent number: 8940392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a titanium based polycarboxylate inorganic-organic hybrid solid material that has a pseudo-cubic crystalline structure, to a method for preparing the same using a solvo-thermal procedure, and to the uses thereof in particular for the storage of gases, the adsorption of liquids, the separation of liquids or gases, and the applications thereof in optics or catalysis, in the biomedical (controlled release drug), cosmetic fields, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
    Inventors: Christian Serre, Gérard Ferey, Clément Sanchez, Laurence Rozes, Meenakshi Dan, Théo Frot
  • Patent number: 8926736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to reducible porous crystalline solids, constituted of a metal-organic framework (MOF), for the separation of mixtures of molecules having different unsaturation degrees and/or a different number of unsaturations with a selectivity that can be adjusted by controlling the reduction of the MOF. The MOF solids of the present invention, after reduction, have a strong affinity for molecules containing at least one unsaturation. They can be used in various separation processes, especially those relating to hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique -CNRS-, Universite de Caen-Basse Normandie, Universite de Versailles—Saint Quentin en Yvelines, Korea Research Institute of Chemical & Technology (KRICT)
    Inventors: Christian Serre, Alexandre Vimont, Philip Llewellyn, Jong-San Chang, Patricia Horcajada-Cortes, Gérard Ferey, Marco Daturi, Young-Kyu Hwang
  • Patent number: 8907114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing an MOF solid of a crystallised and porous aluminium aromatic azocarboxylate, in a non-aqueous organic medium. The invention also relates to solids made up of metal-organic frameworks (MOF) of aluminium aromatic azocarboxylates capable of being obtained by the method of the invention, as well as to the uses thereof for the storage of liquid or gaseous molecules, for selective separation of gas and for catalysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique—CNRS—, Universite de Versailles—Saint Quentin en Yvelines
    Inventors: Thierry Loiseau, Gérard Ferey, Christophe Volkringer, Francis Taulelle, Mohamed Haouas
  • Patent number: 8759245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing iron-containing porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials where the organic compound ligand is bonded to a central metal and has a large surface area and pores of molecular size or nano size, by irradiating microwaves instead of heat treatments such as the conventional electric heating, etc. as the heat source of the hydrothermal or solvothermal synthesis reaction, after reacting a metal or metal salt and organic compound to form crystal nuclei by a predetermined pre-treatment operation in the presence of a solvent. In another aspect, a method of the present invention further comprises the step of purifying the obtained porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials by treating them with inorganic salt. In particular, a method of the present invention is characterized by not using a hydrofluoric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Jong-San Chang, Young Kyu Hwang, Sung Hwa Jhung, Do-Young Hong, You-Kyung Seo, Gerard Ferey, Christian Serre
  • Patent number: 8658562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for hydrothermal preparation of a solid made up of a metal-organic framework (MOF) of crystallised, porous aluminium carboxylates, in an aqueous medium. The invention also relates to solids made up of metal-organic frameworks (MOF) of porous, crystallised aluminium carboxylates capable of being obtained by the method of the invention as well as to the uses thereof for the storage of liquid or gaseous molecules, for selective separation of gas and for catalysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique—CNRS, Universite de Versailles—Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
    Inventors: Thierry Loiseau, Gérard Ferey, Christophe Volkringer, Francis Taulelle, Mohamed Haouas
  • Patent number: 8569193
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of surface-functionalizing a porous organic-inorganic hybrid material or a organic-inorganic mesoporous material, in which organic substances, inorganic substances, ionic liquids and organic-inorganic hybrid substances are selectively functionalized on the coordinatively unsaturated metal sites of a porous organic-inorganic hybrid material or organic-inorganic mesoporous material, and thus the porous organic-inorganic hybrid material can be used for adsorbents, gas storage devices, sensors, membranes, functional thin films, catalysts, catalytic supports, and the like, and the applications of the surface-functionalized porous organic-inorganic hybrid material prepared using the method to catalytic reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Korean Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Jong-San Chang, Young Kyu Hwang, Sung Hwa Jhung, Do-Young Hong, You-Kyung Seo, Gerard Ferey, Christian Serre
  • Publication number: 20120165183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing iron-containing porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials where the organic compound ligand is bonded to a central metal and has a large surface area and pores of molecular size or nano size, by irradiating microwaves instead of heat treatments such as the conventional electric heating, etc. as the heat source of the hydrothermal or solvothermal synthesis reaction, after reacting a metal or metal salt and organic compound to form crystal nuclei by a predetermined pre-treatment operation in the presence of a solvent. In another aspect, a method of the present invention further comprises the step of purifying the obtained porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials by treating them with inorganic salt. In particular, a method of the present invention is characterized by not using a hydrofluoric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jong-San CHANG, Young Kyu HWANG, Sung Hwa JHUNG, Do-Young HONG, You-Kyung SEO, Gerard FEREY, Christian SERRE
  • Publication number: 20120129684
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of solids consisting of a metal-organic framework (MOF) and having the units of the following formula (I): MmOkXILp as a nitrogen-oxide catalyst. The present invention also relates to devices for enabling the implementation of said use. The nitrogen oxides in question are nitrogen monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, collectively referred to as NOx. The MOF solids of the present invention are advantageously capable of removing nitrogen oxides from a liquid or gaseous effluent, for example from water, from the exhaust gases of a vehicle, factory, workshop, laboratory, stored products, urban air vents, etc., without any reducing agent and at a low temperature. The DeNOx catalysis is a major issue for our societies. The invention can be used for reducing or even avoiding the consequences for public health of the toxic NOx gases resulting from human activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
    Inventors: Alexandre Vimont, Patricia Horcajada Cortes, Young Kyu Hwang, Gerard Ferey, Marco Daturi, Jong-San Chang, Christian Serre, Ji Yoon
  • Publication number: 20120121904
    Abstract: The invention relates to a titanium based polycarboxylate inorganic-organic hybrid solid material that has a pseudo-cubic crystalline structure, to a method for preparing the same using a solvo-thermal procedure, and to the uses thereof in particular for the storage of gases, the adsorption of liquids, the separation of liquids or gases, and the applications thereof in optics or catalysis, in the biomedical (controlled release drug), cosmetic fields, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Serre, Gérard Ferey, Clément Sanchez, Laurence Rozes, Meenakshi Dan, Théo Frot
  • Patent number: 8173827
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing iron-containing porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials where the organic compound ligand is bonded to a central metal and has a large surface area and pores of molecular size or nano size, by irradiating microwaves instead of heat treatments such as the conventional electric heating, etc. as the heat source of the hydrothermal or solvothermal synthesis reaction, after reacting a metal or metal salt and organic compound to form crystal nuclei by a predetermined pre-treatment operation in the presence of a solvent. In another aspect, a method of the present invention further comprises the step of purifying the obtained porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials by treating them with inorganic salt. In particular, a method of the present invention is characterized by not using a hydrofluoric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Jong-San Chang, Young Kyu Hwang, Sung Hwa Jhung, Do-Young Hong, You-Kyung Seo, Gerard Ferey, Christian Serre
  • Publication number: 20120085235
    Abstract: A method for separating a sulphur compound from a gas mixture. The method includes contacting a gas mixture with an adsorbent which includes a metal-organic framework (MOF) comprising a tridimensional succession of motifs having the formula: MmOkXlLp wherein, inter glia, M is a metal ion selected from the group consisting of Ti4+, V4+, Zr4+, Mn4+, Si4+, Al3+, Cr3+, V3+, Ga3+, In3+, Mn3+, Mn2+ and Mg2+, L is a spacer ligand including a radical having one or more carboxylate groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicants: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE DE MONS
    Inventors: Guy De Weireld, Lomig Hamon, Christian Serre, Thomas Devic, Gérard Ferey, Thierry Loiseau
  • Publication number: 20120055880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for hydrothermal preparation of a solid made up of a metal-organic framework (MOF) of crystallised, porous aluminium carboxylates, in an aqueous medium. The invention also relates to solids made up of metal-organic frameworks (MOF) of porous, crystallised aluminium carboxylates capable of being obtained by the method of the invention as well as to the uses thereof for the storage of liquid or gaseous molecules, for selective separation of gas and for catalysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Thierry Loiseau, Gérard Ferey, Christophe Volkringer, Francis Taulelle, Mohamed Haouas
  • Publication number: 20110319604
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing an MOF solid of a crystallised and porous aluminium aromatic azocarboxylate, in a non-aqueous organic medium. The invention also relates to solids made up of metal-organic frameworks (MOF) of aluminium aromatic azocarboxylates capable of being obtained by the method of the invention, as well as to the uses thereof for the storage of liquid or gaseous molecules, for selective separation of gas and for catalysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicants: UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES-SAINT QUENTIN EN YVELINES, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS-
    Inventors: Thierry Loiseau, Gérard Ferey, Christophe Volkringer, Francis Taulelle, Mohamed Haouas
  • Publication number: 20110172412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to reducible porous crystalline solids, constituted of a metal-organic framework (MOF), for the separation of mixtures of molecules having different unsaturation degrees and/or a different number of unsaturations with a selectivity that can be adjusted by controlling the reduction of the MOF. The MOF solids of the present invention, after reduction, have a strong affinity for molecules containing at least one unsaturation. They can be used in various separation processes, especially those relating to hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicants: Universite De Caen-Basse Normandie, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique- CNRS-
    Inventors: Christian Serre, Alexandre Vimont, Philip Llewellyn, Jong-San Chang, Patricia Horcajada-Cortes, Gérard Ferey, Marco Daturi, Young-Kyu Hwang
  • Publication number: 20110052650
    Abstract: The invention relates to solids made of a porous crystalline metal-organic framework (MOF) loaded with at least one gas of biological interest, and to a method for preparing the same. The MOF solids of the present invention are capable of adsorbing and releasing in a controlled manner gases having a biological interest. They can be used in the pharmaceutical field and/or for applications in the cosmetic field. They can also be used in the food industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique - CNR S
    Inventors: Russel Morris, Christian Serre, Patricia Horcajada Cortes, Alexandre Vimont, Thomas Devic, Gérard Ferey
  • Patent number: 7855299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a synthesis method of porous hybrid inorganic-organic materials that can be applied for adsorbents, gas storages, sensors, membranes, functional thin films, catalysts, catalyst supports, encapsulating guest molecules and separation of molecules by the pore structures. More specifically, the present invention relates to the synthesis method of nanocrystalline porous hybrid inorganic-organic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Sung-Hwa Jhung, Jong-San Chang, Young-Kyu Hwang, Christian Serre, Gerard Ferey
  • Publication number: 20100273642
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of surface-functionalizing a porous organic-inorganic hybrid material or a organic-inorganic mesoporous material, in which organic substances, inorganic substances, ionic liquids and organic-inorganic hybrid substances are selectively functionalized on the coordinatively unsaturated metal sites of a porous organic-inorganic hybrid material or organic-inorganic mesoporous material, and thus the porous organic-inorganic hybrid material can be used for adsorbents, gas storage devices, sensors, membranes, functional thin films, catalysts, catalytic supports, and the like, and the applications of the surface-functionalized porous organic-inorganic hybrid material prepared using the method to catalytic reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Jong-San Chang, Young Kyu Hwang, Sung Hwa Jhung, Do-Young Hong, You-Kyung Seo, Gerard Ferey, Christian Serre
  • Publication number: 20100226991
    Abstract: The invention relates to solid organometallic hybrids with modified surface. Said solid may be used for example for the encapsulation and vectoring of molecules of interest such as active pharmaceutical agents, compounds of interest in cosmetics and markers, for example, contrast agents. Said solids show good results in terms of loading capacity in medicament agents and in biocompatibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicants: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE - CNRS-, UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES - SAINT-QUENTIN-EN- YVELINES
    Inventors: Patricia Horcajada-Cortes, Gérard Ferey, Christian Serre, Ruxandra Gref, Patrick Couvreur