Patents by Inventor Lida Baghernejad

Lida Baghernejad 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: 10124298
    Abstract: A filter medium for oil-water separation, the filter medium being a composite, nanofibrous mat formed from electrospinning a single solution of one natural polymer and one synthetic polystyrene polymer together, where fibers of the natural polymer are reinforced by fibers of the synthetic polystyrene polymer. The nanofibrous mat may initially be hydrophobic and oleophilic, making it a suitable filter medium for separating oil from oil-water mixtures. The mat may be treated with one or more surfactants to change the surface wettability of the mat to hydrophilic and oleophobic for separating water from oil-water mixtures or to hydrophobic and oleophobic for separating oil and water droplets from wet gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Tulsa
    Inventors: Lida Baghernejad, Erin Iski, Ram S. Mohan, Ovadia Shoham, Seyi Odueyungbo