Patents by Inventor Paolo Falcaro

Paolo Falcaro 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: 20210261691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing Metal Organic Framework (MOF) having a framework that encapsulates a bio-molecule, the method comprising combining in a solution the bio-molecule and MOF precursors, wherein the bio-molecule promotes formation of the encapsulating framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Kang LIANG, Raffaele RICCO, Cara Maxwell DOHERTY, Paolo FALCARO
  • Patent number: 10947321
    Abstract: A method for producing Metal Organic Framework (MOF) having a framework that encapsulates a bio-molecule, the method comprising combining in a solution the bio-molecule and MOF precursors, wherein the bio-molecule promotes formation of the encapsulating framework. The method stems from a surprising effect that a bio-molecule can promote or trigger the formation of MOF when combined together in a solution with MOF precursors. That is, it has now been found that a bio-molecule can effectively act as a seed around which the framework forms, with the resulting framework encapsulating the bio-molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Kang Liang, Raffaele Ricco, Cara Maxwell Doherty, Paolo Falcaro
  • Publication number: 20170166661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing Metal Organic Framework (MOF) having a framework that encapsulates a bio-molecule, the method comprising combining in a solution the bio-molecule and MOF precursors, wherein the bio-molecule promotes formation of the encapsulating framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Kang Liang, Raffaele Ricco, Cara Maxwell Doherty, Paolo Falcaro
  • Patent number: 9139601
    Abstract: A crystallization facilitator for promoting crystal growth of a metal-organic framework, the crystallization facilitator comprising at least one of: a metal or ionic form of that metal, or a compound including a metal, which is selected from the group consisting of Group 1 through 16 metals of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements including actinides, and lanthanides, and combinations thereof. A method of synthesizing a metal-organic framework using the crystallization facilitator is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Dario Buso, Paolo Falcaro
  • Publication number: 20130204025
    Abstract: A crystallisation facilitator for promoting crystal growth of a metal-organic framework, the crystallisation facilitator comprising at least one of: a metal or ionic form of that metal, or a compound including a metal, which is selected from the group consisting of Group 1 through 16 metals of the IUPAC Periodic Table of the Elements including actinides, and lanthanides, and combinations thereof. A method of synthesising a metal-organic framework using the crystallisation facilitator is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Dario Buso, Paolo Falcaro