Patents by Inventor Jason E. Bara

Jason E. Bara 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: 20210371387
    Abstract: Systems comprising a composition where an imidazole is tethered to an amine and a solvent are described herein. Methods of their preparation and use are also described herein. The methods of using the systems include the reduction of volatile compounds from gas streams and a liquid stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Kathryn E. O'Harra
  • Publication number: 20210301085
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions derived from 2,2?bisimidazoles building blocks and methods of making the same. The disclosed compositions are capable of withstanding temperatures up to 600° C. and substantially flame resistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Kathryn E. O'Harra, Irshad Kammakakam
  • Publication number: 20190193020
    Abstract: Methods of reducing acid gas from a stream, comprising contacting the stream with a solvent system comprising a glycerol derivative are described herein. Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a glycerol derivative and an acid gas. A method for sweetening a natural gas stream comprising contacting a solvent system comprising a glycerol derivative with a natural gas stream is described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Brian Flowers, Max Mittenthal
  • Patent number: 9446348
    Abstract: The present invention provides gels, solutions, films, membranes, compositions, and other materials containing polymerized and/or non-polymerized room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs). These materials are useful in catalysis, gas separation and as antistatic agents. The RTILs are preferably imidazolium-based RTILs which are optionally substituted, such as with one or more hydroxyl groups. Optionally, the materials of the present invention are composite materials comprising both polymerized and non-polymerized RTILs. The RTIL polymer is formed from polymerized RTIL cations typically synthesized as monomers and polymerized in the presence of the non-polymerized RTIL cations to provide a solid composite material. The non-polymerized RTIL cations are not covalently bound to the cationic polymer but remain as free cations within the composite material able to associate with charged subunits of the polymer. These composite materials are useful in catalysis, gas separation, and antistatic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Trevor K. Carlisle, Evan S. Hatakeyama, Douglas L. Gin, Richard D. Noble, Robert L. Kerr, Andrew L. LaFrate
  • Publication number: 20160175764
    Abstract: The present invention provides gels, solutions, films, membranes, compositions, and other materials containing polymerized and/or non-polymerized room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs). These materials are useful in catalysis, gas separation and as antistatic agents. The RTILs are preferably imidazolium-based RTILs which are optionally substituted, such as with one or more hydroxyl groups. Optionally, the materials of the present invention are composite materials comprising both polymerized and non-polymerized RTILs. The RTIL polymer is formed from polymerized RTIL cations typically synthesized as monomers and polymerized in the presence of the non-polymerized RTIL cations to provide a solid composite material. The non-polymerized RTIL cations are not covalently bound to the cationic polymer but remain as free cations within the composite material able to associate with charged subunits of the polymer. These composite materials are useful in catalysis, gas separation, and antistatic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: JASON E. BARA, TREVOR K. CARLISLE, EVAN S. HATAKEYAMA, DOUGLAS L. GIN, RICHARD D. NOBLE, ROBERT L. KERR, ANDREW L. LaFRATE
  • Patent number: 9162191
    Abstract: Imidazole-containing polymer membranes are described herein. Methods of their preparation and use are also described herein. The methods of using the membranes include capturing and reducing volatile compounds from gas streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Matthew S. Shannon
  • Publication number: 20150125372
    Abstract: Compositions comprising an organic salt, an amine and water are described herein. The methods of using the compositions include the removal of an acid gas from a gas mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: ION ENGINEERING, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
    Inventors: Ronald C. Stites, Jerrod Hohman, Trevor Carlisle, Andrew L. Lafrate, Jason E. Bara, Gregory Allan Staab, Michael C. Huffman
  • Patent number: 8926732
    Abstract: The present invention provides gels, solutions, films, membranes, compositions, and other materials containing polymerized and/or non-polymerized room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs). These materials are useful in catalysis, gas separation and as antistatic agents. The RTILs are preferably imidazolium-based RTILs which are optionally substituted, such as with one or more hydroxyl groups. Optionally, the materials of the present invention are composite materials comprising both polymerized and non-polymerized RTILs. The RTIL polymer is formed from polymerized RTIL cations typically synthesized as monomers and polymerized in the presence of the non-polymerized RTIL cations to provide a solid composite material. The non-polymerized RTIL cations are not covalently bound to the cationic polymer but remain as free cations within the composite material able to associate with charged subunits of the polymer. These composite materials are useful in catalysis, gas separation, and antistatic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a Body Corporate
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Trevor K. Carlisle, Evan S. Hatakeyama, Douglas L. Gin, Richard D. Noble, Robert L. Kerr, Andrew L. LaFrate
  • Patent number: 8741246
    Abstract: Systems containing imidazoles or blends of imidazoles and amines are described herein. Methods of their preparation and use are also described herein. The methods of using the systems include the reduction of volatile compounds from gas streams and liquid streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama
    Inventor: Jason E. Bara
  • Publication number: 20140130416
    Abstract: Imidazole-containing polymer membranes are described herein. Methods of their preparation and use are also described herein. The methods of using the membranes include capturing and reducing volatile compounds from gas streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Matthew S. Shannon
  • Patent number: 8673956
    Abstract: Imido-acid salts and compositions containing imido-acid salts are described herein. Methods of their preparation and use are also described herein. The methods of using the imido-acid salts include the reduction of volatile compounds from gas and liquid streams and the delivery of pharmaceutical agents to subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventor: Jason E. Bara
  • Publication number: 20140017153
    Abstract: Systems containing imidazoles or blends of imidazoles and amines are described herein. Methods of their preparation and use are also described herein. The methods of using the systems include the reduction of volatile compounds from gas streams and liquid streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Jason E. Bara
  • Patent number: 8506914
    Abstract: Systems containing imidazoles or blends of imidazoles and amines are described herein. Methods of their preparation and use are also described herein. The methods of using the systems include the reduction of volatile compounds from gas streams and liquid streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventor: Jason E. Bara
  • Publication number: 20120248372
    Abstract: Systems containing imidazoles or blends of imidazoles and amines are described herein. Methods of their preparation and use are also described herein. The methods of using the systems include the reduction of volatile compounds from gas streams and liquid streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
    Inventor: Jason E. Bara
  • Patent number: 7931824
    Abstract: A modular surfactant architecture based on room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) has been developed that affords non-polymerizable and polymerizable amphiphiles that form lamellar (L), hexagonal (H) or bicontinuous cubic (Q) LLC phases when mixed with water or RTILs serving as the polar solvent. The amphiphiles are imidazolium salts having two or more imidazolium head groups joined by one or more spacers. Polymerization of the LLC assembly can produce polymeric materials having ordered nanopores, with the ordering of the pores determined by the LLC phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Colorado
    Inventors: Douglas L. Gin, Jason E. Bara, Richard D. Noble, Xiaohui Zeng
  • Publication number: 20110014100
    Abstract: A process to capture and sequester an impurity gas from a fluid stream. The impurity gas capture is accomplished by contacting the fluid stream with an impurity removing mixture, the mixture comprising an ionic liquid and an amine compound under conditions sufficient to reduce the amount of impurity gas from said fluid stream. The captured impurity gas is sequestered by reacting the impurity gas with a sequestration material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Dean E. Camper, Christopher J. Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20090291874
    Abstract: The present application discloses compositions comprising ionic liquids and an amine compound, and methods for using and producing the same. In some embodiments, the compositions disclosed herein are useful in reducing the amount of impurities in a fluid medium or a solid substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Dean E. Camper, Richard D. Noble, Douglas L. Gin
  • Publication number: 20090291872
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising ionic liquids and an amine compound, and methods for using and producing the same. In some embodiments, the compositions of the invention are useful in reducing the amount of impurities in a fluid medium or a solid substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Dean E. Camper, Douglas L. Gin, Richard D. Noble
  • Publication number: 20090173693
    Abstract: The invention provides composite nanofiltration membranes with a lyotropic liquid crystal (LLC) polymer composition embedded in or forming a layer on a porous support. The LLC membranes are prepared from LLC monomers which form a bicontinuous cubic (QI) phase. The arrangement, size, and chemical properties of the pores can be tailored on the molecular level. The composite membranes of the invention are useful for separation processes involving aqueous and nonaqueous solutions as well as gases. Methods for making and using the composite nanofiltration membranes of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Douglas L. Gin, Meijuan Zhou, Richard D. Noble, Jason E. Bara, Robert L. Kerr, Brian R. Wiesenauer
  • Publication number: 20090171098
    Abstract: The invention provides heteroaryl salts and methods for producing the same. In particular, the invention provides heteroaryl salts of the formula: and methods for producing the same, where M, a, X1, X2, X3, and X4 are those defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
    Inventors: Jason E. Bara, Evan S. Hatakeyama, Richard D. Noble, Douglas L. Gin