Patents by Inventor John L. Falcone, Jr.

John L. Falcone, Jr. 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: 4781809
    Abstract: Processes and apparatus are disclosed for recovering free organic acids from aqueous solutions in which they occur at least in part as free acid together with other organic matter comprising:(a) passing said solution through a de-acidifying chamber (compartment, cell, space) in an electrodialysis ("ED") apparatus, said de-acidifying chamber defined on each face thereof by membranes substantially permeable to anions, said membranes separated from each other by turbulence promoting spacers, such ED apparatus also comprising an organic acid receiving chamber juxtaposed to one face of said de-acidifying chamber;(b) passing a direct electric current (which may include alternating current components) through said ED apparatus in a direction to cause anions of said organic acid and hydronium cations to migrate into said organic acid receiving chamber; and(c) recovering from said organic acid receiving chamber a solution comprising free organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Ionics, Incorporated
    Inventor: John L. Falcone, Jr.