Patents by Inventor Jason P. Mazzoccoli

Jason P. Mazzoccoli 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: 20220062855
    Abstract: Carbonaceous material that is activated to form precursor activated carbon is further enhanced by doping with iron and nitrogen and calcining. The resultant sorbent material has excellent catalytic properties which are useful in the field of fluid purification. The further enhancement can be performed in a single stage process or a dual stage process. The carbonaceous material includes those obtained from coal, wood, or coconut shells. The described treatment processes result in a sorbent material that has excellent performance in removing chloramine and similar compounds from fluids such as water that is intended for drinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicants: CALGON CARBON CORPORATION, KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jason P. MAZZOCCOLI, Ryan W. WALKER, Walter G. TRAMPOSCH, Keita TAKAHASHI, Aya BENZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220062861
    Abstract: Carbonaceous material that is activated to form precursor activated carbon is further enhanced by doping with copper, iron, and nitrogen and calcining. The carbonaceous material includes those obtained from coal, wood, or coconut shells. Methods of doping the activated carbon are described. The described treatment processes result in a sorbent material that has excellent performance in removing chloramine and similar compounds from fluids such as water that is intended for drinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: CALGON CARBON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason P. MAZZOCCOLI, Ryan W. WALKER, Walter G. TRAMPOSCH
  • Publication number: 20220062862
    Abstract: Carbonaceous material that is activated to form precursor activated carbon is further enhanced by doping with copper and nitrogen and calcining. The resultant sorbent material has excellent catalytic properties which are useful in the field of fluid purification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: CALGON CARBON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason P. MAZZOCCOLI, Ryan W. WALKER, Walter G. TRAMPOSCH
  • Patent number: 10984919
    Abstract: A zirconium alloy nuclear reactor cylindrical cladding has an inner Zr substrate surface, an outer volume of protective material, and an integrated middle volume of zirconium oxide, zirconium and protective material, where the protective material is applied by impaction at a velocity greater than 340 meters/second to provide the integrated middle volume resulting in structural integrity for the cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Edward J. Lahoda, Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 10453576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-core hot functional testing (HFT) preconditioning process, which includes the introduction of chemical additives, e.g., zinc, into coolant water that circulates through the primary system of a new nuclear power plant, at various temperatures. The chemical additives contact the primary system surfaces, which results in the formation of a protective zinc-containing oxide film on the fresh surfaces to control corrosion release and deposition during subsequent normal operation of the nuclear power plant. The method includes a series of three chemistry phases to optimize the passivation process: 1) an alkaline-reducing phase, 2) an acid-reducing phase and 3) an acid-oxidizing phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Rachel L. Devito, Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Edward J. Silva, Deborah J. Buckley, Richard J. Jacko, William A. Byers
  • Publication number: 20190164658
    Abstract: A zirconium alloy nuclear reactor cylindrical cladding has an inner Zr substrate surface, an outer volume of protective material, and an integrated middle volume of zirconium oxide, zirconium and protective material, where the protective material is applied by impaction at a velocity greater than 340 meters/second to provide the integrated middle volume resulting in structural integrity for the cladding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: JASON P. MAZZOCCOLI, EDWARD J. LAHODA, PENG XU
  • Patent number: 10290383
    Abstract: A zirconium alloy nuclear reactor cylindrical cladding has an inner Zr substrate surface (10), an outer volume of protective material (22), and an integrated middle volume (20) of zirconium oxide, zirconium and protective material, where the protective material is applied by impaction at a velocity greater than 340 meters/second to provide the integrated middle volume (20) resulting in structural integrity for the cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Edward J. Lahoda, Peng Xu
  • Publication number: 20180371601
    Abstract: A composition and method of kinetically depositing the composition to form a coating onto an exterior surface of a zirconium alloy cladding of a light water nuclear reactor which at least partially adheres to the exterior surface. The coating composition includes a first component and a second component. The first component is selected from the group consisting of zirconium, zirconium oxide and mixtures thereof. The second component is selected from the group consisting of Zr2AlC ceramic, Ti2AlC ceramic, Ti3AlC2 ceramic, Al2O3, aluminum, zirconium silicide, amorphous and semi-amorphous alloyed stainless steel, and mixtures of Zr2AlC ceramic, Ti2AlC ceramic and Ti3AlC2 ceramic. The coating has a gradient emanating from the exterior surface of the cladding toward an exposed outer surface of the coating such that percent by weight of the first component decreases and the second component increases from the exterior surface of the cladding toward the exposed outer surface of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: EDWARD J. LAHODA, JASON P. MAZZOCCOLI, PENG XU
  • Patent number: 10060018
    Abstract: A composition and method of kinetically depositing the composition to form a coating onto an exterior surface of a zirconium alloy cladding of a light water nuclear reactor which at least partially adheres to the exterior surface. The coating composition includes a first component and a second component. The first component is selected from the group consisting of zirconium, zirconium oxide and mixtures thereof. The second component is selected from the group consisting of Zr2AlC ceramic, Ti2AlC ceramic, Ti3AlC2 ceramic, Al2O3, aluminum, zirconium silicide, amorphous and semi-amorphous alloyed stainless steel, and mixtures of Zr2AlC ceramic, Ti2AlC ceramic and Ti3AlC2 ceramic. The coating has a gradient emanating from the exterior surface of the cladding toward an exposed outer surface of the coating such that percent by weight of the first component decreases and the second component increases from the exterior surface of the cladding toward the exposed outer surface of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Lahoda, Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Peng Xu
  • Publication number: 20180179624
    Abstract: A composition and method of kinetically depositing the composition to form a coating onto an exterior surface of a zirconium alloy cladding of a light water nuclear reactor which at least partially adheres to the exterior surface. The coating composition includes a first component and a second component. The first component is selected from the group consisting of zirconium, zirconium oxide and mixtures thereof. The second component is selected from the group consisting of Zr2AlC ceramic, Ti2AlC ceramic, Ti3AlC2 ceramic, Al2O3, aluminum, zirconium silicide, amorphous and semi-amorphous alloyed stainless steel, and mixtures of Zr2AlC ceramic, Ti2AlC ceramic and Ti3AlC2 ceramic. The coating has a gradient emanating from the exterior surface of the cladding toward an exposed outer surface of the coating such that percent by weight of the first component decreases and the second component increases from the exterior surface of the cladding toward the exposed outer surface of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Lahoda, Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 9721676
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for coating a zirconium alloy cladding of a fuel element for a nuclear water reactor. The coating includes a first tier or layer and a second tier or layer. The first layer includes an elemental metal and the second layer is an oxidation-resistant layer that includes elemental chromium. The first layer serves as an intermediate layer between the zirconium alloy substrate and the second layer. This intermediate layer can be effective to improve adhesion of the second layer to the zirconium alloy substrate. The multilayer coating forms a protective layer which provides improved capability for the zirconium alloy cladding to withstand normal and accident conditions to which it is exposed in the nuclear reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Peng Xu, Sumit Ray, Carroll J. Long, Jr., Grant L. Eddy
  • Publication number: 20160254067
    Abstract: A zirconium alloy nuclear reactor cylindrical cladding has an inner Zr substrate surface (10), an outer volume of protective material (22), and an integrated middle volume (20) of zirconium oxide, zirconium and protective material, where the protective material is applied by impaction at a velocity greater than 340 meters/second to provide the integrated middle volume (20) resulting in structural integrity for the cladding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Edward J. Lahoda, Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 9336909
    Abstract: A zirconium alloy nuclear reactor cylindrical cladding has an inner Zr substrate surface (10), an outer volume of protective material (22) consisting of Zr—Al, and an integrated middle volume (20) of zirconium oxide, zirconium and protective material, where the protective material is applied by impaction at a velocity greater than 340 meters/second to provide the integrated middle volume (20) resulting in structural integrity for the cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Edward J. Lahoda, Peng Xu
  • Publication number: 20160035442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-core hot functional testing (HFT) preconditioning process, which includes the introduction of chemical additives, e.g., zinc, into coolant water that circulates through the primary system of a new nuclear power plant, at various temperatures. The chemical additives contact the primary system surfaces, which results in the formation of a protective zinc-containing oxide film on the fresh surfaces to control corrosion release and deposition during subsequent normal operation of the nuclear power plant. The method includes a series of three chemistry phases to optimize the passivation process: 1) an alkaline-reducing phase, 2) an acid-reducing phase and 3) an acid-oxidizing phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Rachel L. DEVITO, Jason P. MAZZOCCOLI, Edward J. SILVA, Deborah J. BUCKLEY, Richard J. JACKO, William A. BYERS
  • Publication number: 20150348652
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods for coating a zirconium alloy cladding of a fuel element for a nuclear water reactor. The coating includes a first tier or layer and a second tier or layer. The first layer includes an elemental metal and the second layer is an oxidation-resistant layer that includes elemental chromium. The first layer serves as an intermediate layer between the zirconium alloy substrate and the second layer. This intermediate layer can be effective to improve adhesion of the second layer to the zirconium alloy substrate. The multilayer coating forms a protective layer which provides improved capability for the zirconium alloy cladding to withstand normal and accident conditions to which it is exposed in the nuclear reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: JASON P. MAZZOCCOLI, PENG XU, SUMIT RAY, CARROLL J. LONG, JR., GRANT L. EDDY
  • Publication number: 20150098545
    Abstract: A zirconium alloy nuclear reactor cylindrical cladding has an inner Zr substrate surface (10), an outer volume of protective material (22), and an integrated middle volume (20) of zirconium oxide, zirconium and protective material, where the protective material is applied by impaction at a velocity greater than 340 meters/second to provide the integrated middle volume (20) resulting in structural integrity for the cladding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Edward J. Lahoda, Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 8971476
    Abstract: A zirconium alloy nuclear reactor cylindrical cladding has an inner Zr substrate surface (10), an outer volume of protective material (22), and an integrated middle volume (20) of zirconium oxide, zirconium and protective material, where the protective material is applied by impaction at a velocity greater than 340 meters/second to provide the integrated middle volume (20) resulting in structural integrity for the cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Edward J. Lahoda, Peng Xu
  • Publication number: 20140126683
    Abstract: A zirconium alloy nuclear reactor cylindrical cladding has an inner Zr substrate surface (10), an outer volume of protective material (22), and an integrated middle volume (20) of zirconium oxide, zirconium and protective material, where the protective material is applied by impaction at a velocity greater than 340 meters/second to provide the integrated middle volume (20) resulting in structural integrity for the cladding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Mazzoccoli, Edward J. Lahoda, Peng Xu