Patents by Inventor Richard W. Belcher

Richard W. Belcher 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: 10301228
    Abstract: Biochar is provided that is treated to have certain chemical and physical properties found to have the highest impact on plant growth and/or soil health. In particular, the following physical and/or chemical properties, among others, of a biochar have been identified as critical properties to control for in the selection of biomass feedstock, pyrolysis conditions, and/or enhancing treatment to increase biochar performance: (i) bulk density (ii) impregnation capacity; (iii) particle size distribution; (iv) solid particle density; (v) surface area; (vi) porosity; (vii) total porosity; (viii) ratio of macroporosity to total porosity (ix) content of residual organic compounds; (x) content of volatile organic compounds; (xii) ash content; (xiii) water holding capacity; (xiv) water retention capabilities; (xv) levels of dioxins and other potentially hazardous byproducts of pyrolysis; and (xvi) pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ranko Panayatov Bontchev, Han Suk Kim, Richard W. Wilson, Richard Wilson Belcher, Cameron Cheyne, Leo E. Manzer, Mark L. Jarand, Haijun Wan, Rajashekharam Malyala
  • Publication number: 20170334797
    Abstract: A treated biochar comprising a porous carbonaceous particle that has been treated and mixed with a media containing a mineral solubilizing microorganism, whereby the porous carbonaceous particle after mixing has retained the mineral solubilizing microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Richard W. Belcher, Han Suk Kim, Brian Buege, Ronald A. Sills
  • Publication number: 20170217848
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for using biochar in composting environments to control temperature, moisture, acid and pH levels, odors and bacterial cultures. The method further includes treating the biochar prior to combining it with the compost to further control such parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Richard W. Belcher, Mark L. Jarand
  • Patent number: 5650639
    Abstract: A semiconductor-on-diamond structure has a free-standing layer of diamond material that is thick enough to provide integrity for the integrated circuit and to insulate the circuit. The structure has a layer of diamond material 12 on a layer of silicon nitride 62. A device layer of semiconductor material 30 is positioned over the silicon nitride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory A. Schrantz, Jack H. Linn, Richard W. Belcher
  • Patent number: 5272104
    Abstract: A semiconductor-on-insulator structure incorporating a layer of diamond material and method for preparing such. The structure comprises a layer containing diamond material and having a first surface. A layer of silicon nitride is formed on the first surface and a layer of semiconductor material is positioned over the silicon nitride layer. In one embodiment of the method there is provided a removable deposition surface. A layer of crystalline diamond material is formed on the deposition surface. A first surface of the diamond material is separated from the deposition surface. The structure is useful for formation of integrated circuits thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory A. Schrantz, Jack H. Linn, Richard W. Belcher
  • Patent number: 5228330
    Abstract: The amount of extraneous gas within a hermetic sealed package, such as water vapor, is measured by measuring the total gas pressure within the package. This gas pressure is compared to a correlation made of expected total pressure within a package to deviations to that total pressure to determine the amount of extraneous gas. The correlation itself is derived statistically by comparing samples of actual total pressure to expected total pressure. These samples are then used to statistically produce the above correlation which is then used in actual testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Jack H. Linn, Richard W. Belcher