Patents by Inventor Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa

Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa 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: 10252910
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and nanosized mixed metal oxide particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu, Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni
  • Patent number: 10252911
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and nanosized mixed metal oxide particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu, Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni
  • Patent number: 10093542
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and metal particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu, Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni
  • Patent number: 10071909
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and nanosized mixed metal oxide particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu, Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni
  • Patent number: 10035704
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and nanosized mixed metal oxide particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu, Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni
  • Patent number: 9745191
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and nanosized mixed metal oxide particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni, Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu
  • Publication number: 20160214090
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and nanosized mixed metal oxide particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, University of Queensland
    Inventors: Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu, Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni
  • Publication number: 20160214091
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and nanosized mixed metal oxide particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, University of Queensland
    Inventors: Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu, Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni
  • Publication number: 20160214089
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and metal particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, University of Queensland
    Inventors: Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu, Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni
  • Publication number: 20160214859
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and nanosized mixed metal oxide particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, University of Queensland
    Inventors: Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu, Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni
  • Patent number: 8597383
    Abstract: A catalytic membrane reactor assembly for producing a hydrogen stream from a feed stream having liquid hydrocarbons, steam, and an oxygen source through the use of an autothermal reforming reaction, a water-gas-shift reaction, and a hydrogen permeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni, Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Gao Qing Lu
  • Publication number: 20130059150
    Abstract: A process for producing a ceramic membrane in the form of a hollow fibre, which process comprises: forming a suspension by mixing inorganic oxide precursor particles with a solution of a polymer binder dissolved in a solvent for the binder; feeding the suspension through a spinneret to form hollow fibres; passing the fibres through an air gap and into a coagulant to solidify the fibres; heating the fibres to remove the polymer binder; and sintering the fibres to render them gas tight, wherein the polymer binder is selected so that it may be removed from the fibres by heating without leaving any residual species within the ceramic that will impair the oxygen permeability of the fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
    Inventors: Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, Adrian Chin-Han Leo, Shaomin Liu
  • Publication number: 20120258037
    Abstract: A catalytic membrane reactor assembly for producing a hydrogen stream from a feed stream having liquid hydrocarbons, steam, and an oxygen source through the use of an autothermal reforming reaction, a water-gas-shift reaction, and a hydrogen permeable membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni, Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, G.Q. Lu
  • Publication number: 20120258857
    Abstract: An autothermal reforming catalytic structure for generating hydrogen gas from liquid hydrocarbons, steam and an oxygen source. The autothermal reforming catalytic structure includes a support structure and nanosized mixed metal oxide, particles dispersed homogenously throughout the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Thang V. Pham, Sai P. Katikaneni, Jorge N. Beltramini, Moses O. Adebajo, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, G.Q. Lu
  • Patent number: 6943123
    Abstract: A method of producing a weakly branched silica membranes coated onto a substrate using a two-step catalysed hydrolysis sol-gel process. A tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS)/ethanol solution is formed and placed in an ice bath. An acid/water solution is formed and added to the TEOS/ethanol solution, to form a TEOS/ethanol/acid/water solution, which inturn is refluxed. A two-step sol is prepared by adding water and nitric acid to the refluxed TEOS/ethanol/acid/water solution and initiating a two-step sol-gel process. From the two-step sol a membrane film layer is deposited on a substrate, for use in a number of applications, including selective separation of gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Victor Ruldolph, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, GaoQing Lu
  • Publication number: 20040038044
    Abstract: A method of producing a weakly branched silica membranes coated onto a substrate using a two-step catalysed hydrolysis sol-gel process. A tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS)/ethanol solution is formed and placed in an ice bath. An acid/water solution is formed and added to the TEOS/ethanol solution, to form a TEOS/ethanol/acid/water solution, which inturn is refluxed. A two-step sol is prepared by adding water and nitric acid to the refluxed TEOS/ethanol/acid/water solution and initiating a two-step sol-gel process. From the two-step sol a membrane film layer is deposited on a substrate, for use in a number of applications, including selective separation of gasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Victor Ruldolph, Joao Carlos Diniz Da Costa, GaoQing Lu