Patents by Inventor Richard E. Riman

Richard E. Riman 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: 20190231905
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of non-invasive infrared imaging, comprising (a) administering a composition containing infrared-emitting particles which contain rare earth elements that emit in the short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) spectrum, where the particles are encapsulated with a biocompatible matrix to form downconverting encapsulated particles; and (b) irradiating with infrared radiation, where both excitation and emission spectra of the encapsulated particles are in the infrared region. Analogous methods of image-guided biomedical intervention, and drug tracking and delivery are also disclosed. Also disclosed is a composition for biomedical applications, containing infrared-emitting particles which contain rare earth-elements that emit in the short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) spectrum, where the particles are encapsulated with a biocompatible matrix to form downconverting encapsulated particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Dominik J. Naczynski, Mei-Chee Tan, Richard E. Riman, Charles Roth, Prabhas V. Moghe
  • Publication number: 20190202736
    Abstract: A bonding element, a bonding element matrix and composite materials with a wide range of attractive properties that may be optimized, including, but not limited to, mechanical properties, thermal properties, magnetic properties, optical properties and nuclear properties, as a result of a first layer and second layer structure or core, first layer, and second layer structure of the bonding elements, as well as methods for making the bonding elements and the corresponding ceramic and/or composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Richard E. RIMAN, Surojit GUPTA, Vahit ATAKAN, Qinghua LI
  • Patent number: 10315357
    Abstract: A method of producing a monolithic body from a porous matrix includes using low temperature solidification in an additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventor: Richard E. Riman
  • Patent number: 10286088
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of non-invasive infrared imaging, comprising (a) administering a composition containing infrared-emitting particles which contain rare earth elements that emit in the short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) spectrum, where the particles are encapsulated with a biocompatible matrix to form downconverting encapsulated particles; and (b) irradiating with infrared radiation, where both excitation and emission spectra of the encapsulated particles are in the infrared region. Analogous methods of image-guided biomedical intervention, and drug tracking and delivery are also disclosed. Also disclosed is a composition for biomedical applications, containing infrared-emitting particles which contain rare earth-elements that emit in the short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) spectrum, where the particles are encapsulated with a biocompatible matrix to form downconverting encapsulated particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Dominik J. Naczynski, Mei-Chee Tan, Richard E. Riman, Charles Roth, Prabhas V. Moghe
  • Patent number: 10266448
    Abstract: A bonding element, a bonding element matrix and composite materials with a wide range of attractive properties that may be optimized, including, but not limited to, mechanical properties, thermal properties, magnetic properties, optical properties and nuclear properties, as a result of a first layer and second layer structure or core, first layer, and second layer structure of the bonding elements, as well as methods for making the bonding elements and the corresponding ceramic and/or composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Surojit Gupta, Vahit Atakan, Qinghua Li
  • Publication number: 20190010628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solvothermal vapor synthesis methods for the crystallization of a phase from a mixture of selected inorganic or organic precursors in an unsaturated vapor-phase reaction medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Daniel Kopp
  • Patent number: 9868667
    Abstract: A bonding element, a bonding element matrix and composite materials with a wide range of attractive properties that may be optimized, including, but not limited to, mechanical properties, thermal properties, magnetic properties, optical properties and nuclear properties, as a result of a first layer and second layer structure or core, first layer, and second layer structure of the bonding elements, as well as methods for making the bonding elements and the corresponding ceramic and/or composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Surojit Gupta, Vahit Atakan, Qinghua Li
  • Publication number: 20180002240
    Abstract: A method for preparing a ceramic composition while simultaneously reducing the quantity of carbon dioxide from municipal solid waste that would discharge into environment includes decomposing the municipal solid waste to generate a carbon dioxide-water vapor mixture, providing a matrix, the matrix containing a reactant; and contacting the carbon dioxide-water vapor mixture with the matrix to promote a reaction between the carbon dioxide of the carbon dioxide-water vapor mixture and the reactant of the matrix. The reaction forms a product, thereby producing the ceramic composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Richard E. Riman
  • Publication number: 20170044061
    Abstract: A bonding element, a bonding element matrix and composite materials with a wide range of attractive properties that may be optimized, including, but not limited to, mechanical properties, thermal properties, magnetic properties, optical properties and nuclear properties, as a result of a first layer and second layer structure or core, first layer, and second layer structure of the bonding elements, as well as methods for making the bonding elements and the corresponding ceramic and/or composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Richard E. RIMAN, Surojit GUPTA, Vahit ATAKAN, Qinghua LI
  • Publication number: 20160297097
    Abstract: A method of producing a monolithic body from a porous matrix includes using low temperature solidification in an additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventor: Richard E. RIMAN
  • Publication number: 20160244968
    Abstract: The invention provides novel slate-like composite materials and methods for preparation thereof. The slate-like composite materials can be readily produced from widely available, low cost precursor materials by a process suitable for large-scale production. The precursor materials include calcium silicate, for example, wollastonite, and particulate filler materials which comprise silicon dioxide-rich materials such as quartz, mica, feldspar, sand and glass. Additives can include calcium carbonate-rich and magnesium carbonate-rich materials. Various additives can be used to fine-tune the physical appearance and mechanical properties of the composite material, such as colorants such as particles of colored materials, such as colored glass, colored sand, and colored quartz particles, and pigments (e.g., black iron oxide, cobalt oxide and chromium oxide).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Dawid Zambrzycki, Luis Losada, Oguzhan Oflaz, Atilla Sebuktekin, John P. Kuppler, Richard E. Riman, José Antonio Azurdia
  • Publication number: 20160236984
    Abstract: The invention provides novel marble-like composite materials and methods for preparation thereof. The marble-like composite materials can be readily produced from widely available, low cost raw materials by a process suitable for large-scale production. The precursor materials include calcium silicate and calcium carbonate rich materials, for example, wollastonite and limestone. Various additives can be used to fine-tune the physical appearance and mechanical properties of the composite material, such as pigments (e.g., black iron oxide, cobalt oxide and chromium oxide) and minerals (e.g., quartz, mica and feldspar). These marble-like composite materials exhibit veins, swirls and/or waves unique to marble as well as display compressive strength, flexural strength and water absorption similar to that of marble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Dawid Zambrzycki
  • Patent number: 9266147
    Abstract: A method of producing a monolithic ceramic body from a porous matrix includes providing a porous matrix having interstitial spaces, providing an infiltrating medium comprising a solvent and at least one reactive species, and infiltrating at least a portion of the interstitial space of the porous matrix with the infiltrating medium. The solvent is an inert medium that is not chemically reactive with the porous matrix, and is in a liquid phase when in the portion of the interstitial space of the porous matrix. The infiltrating medium is mechanically convected through the porous matrix. The at least one reactive species, when in a portion of the interstitial space of the porous matrix, reacts with a portion of the porous matrix to form a product, and the product fills at least a portion of the interstitial space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Vahit Atakan, John P. Kuppler, Kenneth M. Smith
  • Patent number: 9216926
    Abstract: A method for producing a reaction product including at least one synthetic formulation that carbonates sufficiently, said method comprising: providing a first raw material, having a first concentration of M; providing a second raw material, having a second concentration of Me; and mixing the first raw material and the second raw material to produce a reaction product that includes at least one synthetic formulation having the general formula MaMebOc, MaMeb(OH)d, MaMebOc(OH)d or MaMebO(OH)d•(H2O)e, wherein M comprises at least one metal that can react to form a carbonate and Me is at least one element that can form an oxide during the carbonation reaction, wherein the at least one synthetic formulation is capable of undergoing a carbonation reaction, and wherein the at least one synthetic formulation is capable of undergoing volume change during the carbonation reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Richard E Riman, Thomas E. Nye, Vahit Atakan, Cekdar Vakifahmetoglu, Qinghua Li, Ling Tang
  • Publication number: 20150266778
    Abstract: The invention provides novel granite-like composite materials and methods for preparation thereof. The granite-like composite materials can be readily produced from widely available, low cost precursor materials by a process suitable for large-scale production. The precursor materials include calcium silicate, for example, wollastonite, and particulate filler materials which comprise silicon dioxide-rich materials such as quartz, mica, feldspar, sand and glass. Additives can include calcium carbonate-rich and magnesium carbonate-rich materials. Various additives can be used to fine-tune the physical appearance and mechanical properties of the composite material, such as colorants such as particles of colored materials, such as colored glass, colored sand, and colored quartz particles, and pigments (e.g., black iron oxide, cobalt oxide and chromium oxide).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Dawid Zambrzycki
  • Patent number: 9095815
    Abstract: A composition is produced by a hydrothermal liquid phase sintering process, and the process includes providing a porous matrix, the porous matrix having a shape, and allowing a component of the porous matrix to undergo a reaction with an infiltrating medium to form a first product, the infiltrating medium including a greenhouse gas, a remainder of the porous matrix acting as a scaffold for facilitating the formation of the first product. The composition includes the first product and the reminder of the porous matrix. The composition has a microstructure that resembles a net-like interconnecting network. The composition maintains the shape of the porous matrix. The composition is free of hydraulic bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Vahit Atakan
  • Publication number: 20150122734
    Abstract: A method of separating one or more valuable metal cations from an ionic solution by (a) contacting the ionic solution with an activated photoisomerizable host molecule containing a photoisomerizable moiety and a host moiety, where the photoisomerizable moiety has first and second states, and where the host moiety has a greater affinity for a metal cation when the photoisomerizable moiety is in the first state (active binding state) than when the photoisomerizable moiety is in the second state (release state), so that an ion-host molecule association is formed, and (b) separating the ion-host molecule association from the ionic solution. Also disclosed are photoisomerizable host molecules, a method of recovering valuable metals from a waste stream using the photoisomerizable host molecules, and an apparatus comprising a photoisomerizable host molecule attached to a support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Brook Porter
  • Patent number: 8951540
    Abstract: A method for preparing nanoscale hydroxyapatite particles by combining an amount of a calcium ion source, which includes calcium acetate, and an amount of a phosphate ion source, wherein the amounts are sufficient to produce nanoscale hydroxyapatite particles and the amounts are combined under ambient conditions to produce the hydroxyapatite particles. Nanoscale hydroxyapatite particles are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Christina Sever
  • Publication number: 20140308507
    Abstract: A composition is produced by a hydrothermal liquid phase sintering process, and the process includes providing a porous matrix, the porous matrix having a shape, and allowing a component of the porous matrix to undergo a reaction with an infiltrating medium to form a first product, the infiltrating medium including a greenhouse gas, a remainder of the porous matrix acting as a scaffold for facilitating the formation of the first product. The composition includes the first product and the reminder of the porous matrix. The composition has a microstructure that resembles a net-like interconnecting network. The composition maintains the shape of the porous matrix. The composition is free of hydraulic bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Richard E. RIMAN, Vahit ATAKAN
  • Patent number: 8815328
    Abstract: Methods are presented for a continuous, two-step, phase sequenced deposition of hydroxyapatite film over the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Richard E. Riman, Alexander Burukhin, Eugene Zlotnikov, Dan Haders