Patents by Inventor Mikko Vepsalainen

Mikko Vepsalainen 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: 20200088670
    Abstract: The invention provides a solid state reference electrode comprising a reference element embedded in an electrochemically active composite, the electrochemically active composite comprising a polymeric matrix loaded with a solid inorganic salt, wherein the polymeric matrix comprises a cross-linked vinyl polymer of a vinyl monomer containing a heteroatom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Mikko VEPSÄLÄINEN, Colin David WOOD, Miao CHEN, Durga Prasad ACHARYA, David Simon MACEDO
  • Publication number: 20190353630
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a system for remote groundwater monitoring. The system includes one or more sensor modules configured for distribution in one or more groundwater monitoring wells. Each sensor module is adapted to acquire multi-parameter sensor data from each groundwater monitoring well. The multi-parameter sensor data includes electrochemical property data and electrical property data of groundwater in each groundwater monitoring well. One or more hubs are coupled to the one or more sensor modules for retrieving the multi-parameter sensor data and wirelessly communicating with an online server to upload the multi-parameter sensor data to the online server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Mikko VEPSÄLÄINEN, Kathryn LEVINGSTONE, Justin SPANGARO
  • Patent number: 10139365
    Abstract: A pH sensor comprising a metal oxide-polymer composite, comprising: a continuous polymer resin matrix; and a solid particulate, component dispersed in the polymer resin matrix comprising (i) metal oxides and (ii) a particulate carbon-based conductor wherein the metal oxides comprise Ta2O5 and RuO2 in a weight ratio of Ta2O5:RuO2 (on the basis of weight of metal component) in the range of from 90:10 to 10:90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Miao Chen, Mikko Vepsalainen
  • Publication number: 20170336351
    Abstract: A pH sensor comprising a metal oxide-polymer composite, comprising: a continuous polymer resin matrix;, and a solid particulate, component dispersed in the polymer resin matrix comprising (i) metal oxides and (ii) a particulate carbon-based conductor wherein the metal oxides comprise Ta2O5 and RuO2 in a weight ratio of Ta2O5: RuO2 (on the basis of weight of metal component) in the range of from 90:10 to 10:90.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH OR GANISATION
    Inventors: Miao CHEN, Mikko VEPSALAINEN
  • Publication number: 20130001099
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for cleaning water or an aqueous flow electrochemically by flotating impurities contained in water for collecting the impurities from a surface of the water. The method includes conveying the water flow to be cleaned through at least one particle bed which behaves bipolarically under electric voltage, which bed is formed of an anode and a cathode and metal particles arranged between the anode and the cathode; leading a changing direct current to the particle bed to maintain electrochemical reactions on anodic regions and cathodic regions of the particles; and dissolving metal of the particles electrochemically to water to split water to micro bubbled hydrogen gas H2 for the flotation and to hydroxide ions OH— for increasing pH of water. The invention relates also to an apparatus for cleaning water or an aqueous flow electrochemically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Martti Pulliainen, Mikko Vepsalainen, Niina Vesalainen, Arash Ghiasvand, Jouni Rauasmaa, Isto Virtanen
  • Patent number: 8133355
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method in the wet end of a web forming process. In the method, at least one electrode pair (102, 103) is placed in the wet end. The electrode pair (102, 103) is supplied with a current/voltage from a power source (100), so that an electric field is set up between the electrode pair (102, 103), causing the material particles in the pulp suspension in the wet end to be electrically charged in a desired manner and to move in a desired manner in the pulp suspension in the wet end. The current/voltage of the power source (100) is controlled by means of a measuring and control unit (101) so as to cause the material particles in the pulp suspension to be electrically charged and to move in a desired manner, thus allowing the retention, formation and orientation of the material particles in the pulp suspension to be substantially improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Savcor Process Oy
    Inventors: Martti Pulliainen, Mikko Vepsalainen, Jukka Rautiainen, Matti Hakkinen, Pekka Kylliainen, Seppo Karine, Jari Rasanen, Kirsi Partti-Pellinen, Ari Johansson, Isto Heiskanen, Jyri Jarvi
  • Publication number: 20090114359
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method in the wet end of a web forming process. In the method, at least one electrode pair (102, 103) is placed in the wet end. The electrode pair (102, 103) is supplied with a current/voltage from a power source (100), so that an electric field is set up between the electrode pair (102, 103), causing the material particles in the pulp suspension in the wet end to be electrically charged in a desired manner and to move in a desired manner in the pulp suspension in the wet end. The current/voltage of the power source (100) is controlled by means of a measuring and control unit (101) so as to cause the material particles in the pulp suspension to be electrically charged and to move in a desired manner, thus allowing the retention, formation and orientation of the material particles in the pulp suspension to be substantially improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Savcor Process Oy
    Inventors: Martti Pulliainen, Mikko Vepsalainen, Jukka Rautiainen, Matti Hakkinen, Pekka Kylliainen, Seppo Karine, Jari Rasanen, Kirsi Partti-Peillinen, Ari Johansson, Isto Heiskanen, Jyri Jarvi