Patents by Inventor Mircea Dinca

Mircea Dinca 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: 20210009617
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and related uses are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two sets of ortho-diimine groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Dennis Sheberla, Lei Sun, Casey R. Wade, Michael Glenn Campbell
  • Patent number: 10882807
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of use related to metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and/or nanoparticles are generally described. In some embodiments, methods and compositions for the catalytic upgrading of alcohols using MOFs and/or nanoparticles associated with MOFs are generally described. In some embodiments, a catalytic MOF composition is provided, wherein the MOF composition comprises a MOF compound and a plurality of metal catalytic compounds. In some embodiments, an alcohol may be exposed to the MOF composition and/or a plurality of nanoparticles associated with the MOF composition such that the alcohol is converted to a higher order alcohol. Advantageously, in some embodiments, the alcohol conversion occurs at a relatively high turnover frequency and/or with a relatively high selectivity as compared to traditional methods for converting alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Constanze Nicole Neumann
  • Patent number: 10822364
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and related uses are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two sets of ortho-diimine groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Dennis Sheberla, Lei Sun, Casey R. Wade, Michael Glenn Campbell
  • Publication number: 20200333306
    Abstract: Methods of sensing carbon dioxide, sensors, and related articles and systems are generally described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institutes of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Ivo Stassen, Jinhu Dou
  • Publication number: 20200330918
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for adsorption of a species (e.g., ammonia, water, a halogen) comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Adam J. Rieth, Yuri Tulchinsky
  • Publication number: 20200164353
    Abstract: Compositions comprising metal organic frameworks and related methods and uses are generally provided, including use in selective carbonylation of heterocyclic compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Mircea Dinca, Hoyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10653993
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for adsorption of a species (e.g., ammonia, water, a halogen) comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Adam J. Rieth, Yuri Tulchinsky
  • Patent number: 10493441
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for selective olefin (e.g., ethylene) oligomerization comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are generally provided In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Eric D. Metzger, Carl K. Brozek
  • Publication number: 20190352243
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of use related to metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and/or nanoparticles are generally described. In some embodiments, methods and compositions for the catalytic upgrading of alcohols using MOFs and/or nanoparticles associated with MOFs are generally described. In some embodiments, a catalytic MOF composition is provided, wherein the MOF composition comprises a MOF compound and a plurality of metal catalytic compounds. In some embodiments, an alcohol may be exposed to the MOF composition and/or a plurality of nanoparticles associated with the MOF composition such that the alcohol is converted to a higher order alcohol. Advantageously, in some embodiments, the alcohol conversion occurs at a relatively high turnover frequency and/or with a relatively high selectivity as compared to traditional methods for converting alcohols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Constanze Nicole Neumann
  • Patent number: 10442875
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for selective olefin (e.g., ethylene) polymerization comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Robert J. Comito
  • Publication number: 20190211043
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and related uses are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two sets of ortho-diimine groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Dennis Sheberla, Lei Sun, Casey R. Wade, Michael Glenn Campbell
  • Patent number: 10174063
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and related uses are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two sets of ortho-diimine groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Dennis Sheberla, Lei Sun, Casey R. Wade, Michael Glenn Campbell
  • Publication number: 20180250664
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for selective olefin (e.g., ethylene) oligomerization comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are generally provided In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Eric D. Metzer, Carl K. Brozek
  • Publication number: 20180251581
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for selective olefin (e.g., ethylene) polymerization comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Robert J. Comito
  • Publication number: 20170341010
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for adsorption of a species (e.g., ammonia, water, a halogen) comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Adam J. Rieth, Yuri Tulchinsky
  • Patent number: 9758532
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and related uses are generally provided. In some embodiments, an MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core. In some embodiments, an MOF may be used in applications related to water adsorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Massacusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Casey R. Wade
  • Publication number: 20170073364
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and related uses are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two sets of ortho-diimine groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Dennis Sheberla, Lei Sun, Casey R. Wade, Michael Glenn Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140326007
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and related uses are generally provided. In some embodiments, an MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core. In some embodiments, an MOF may be used in applications related to water adsorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Casey R. Wade
  • Patent number: 8764887
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method for preparing crystalline metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The method includes the steps of providing an electrolyte solution in contact with a conductive surface, and applying a current or potential to the conductive surface in contact with the electrolyte solution. The electrolyte solution includes a protonated organic ligand, a metal ion, and a probase. Application of the reductive current or potential to the conductive surface produces the crystalline metal-organic framework (MOF) deposited on the conductive surface. The MOFs produced by the method may be incorporated into a gas separation membrane, a purification filter, and/or a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Minyuan Li
  • Publication number: 20120297982
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method for preparing crystalline metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The method includes the steps of providing an electrolyte solution in contact with a conductive surface, and applying a current or potential to the conductive surface in contact with the electrolyte solution. The electrolyte solution includes a protonated organic ligand, a metal ion, and a probase. Application of the reductive current or potential to the conductive surface produces the crystalline metal-organic framework (MOF) deposited on the conductive surface. The MOFs produced by the method may be incorporated into a gas separation membrane, a purification filter, and/or a sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Minyuan Li