Patents by Inventor Russell R. Chianelli

Russell R. Chianelli 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: 10316254
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to method for making and using an alkali promoted transition metal sulfide Fischer Tropsch catalyst. Certain embodiments are directed to alkali promoted transition metal sulfide Fischer Tropsch catalyst synthesized using steps comprising (i) mixing an ammonium tetrathiomolybdate (ATM) precursor compound with an alkali metal compound and molybdenum disulfide in deionized water to form a reaction mixture, (ii) heating the reaction mixture at a temperature of at least 200, 250, 300, 350, 400C at a pressure of at lease 900, 1000, 1100, 1500, 2000 psi for more than 0.5 1, 1.5, 2.0, 3 or more hours to form a reaction product, (iii) filtering, washing, and drying the reaction product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Belinda D. Molina, Brenda Torres, Maryam Zarei-Chaleshtori, Russell R. Chianelli, Tracy Benson, Mahsa Hosseini
  • Publication number: 20180171493
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to CoMoS2 catlaysts, methods of making and using, as well as electrodes and systems incorporating such. Synthesis of CoMoS2 catalysts using ATM treated with different amines and ammonium bromide salts including 1-dodecylamine, diethylenetriamine, tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, to form different alky containing ATM precursors. These materials are amorphous with porous surfaces that show reasonably big surfaces area due to the number of exposed edge sites, and increased catalytic activity as electrocatalysts for hydrogen generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Dino Villagran, Russell R. Chianelli, Yanyu Wu, Brenda Torres, Maryam Zarei-Chaleshtori
  • Patent number: 9862609
    Abstract: Compositions and methods directed to producing metal-doped graphene and the metal-doped graphene derivatives from pitch are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Eva M. Deemer, Russell R. Chianelli
  • Publication number: 20170335201
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to method for making and using an alkali promoted transition metal sulfide Fischer Tropsch catalyst. Certain embodiments are directed to alkali promoted transition metal sulfide Fischer Tropsch catalyst synthesized using steps comprising (i) mixing an ammonium tetrathiomolybdate (ATM) precursor compound with an alkali metal compound and molybdenum disulfide in deionized water to form a reaction mixture, (ii) heating the reaction mixture at a temperature of at least 200, 250, 300, 350, 400C at a pressure of at lease 900, 1000, 1100, 1500, 2000 psi for more than 0.5 1, 1.5, 2.0, 3 or more hours to form a reaction product, (iii) filtering, washing, and drying the reaction product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SY STEM
    Inventors: Belinda D. MOLINA, Brenda TORRES, Maryam ZAREI-CHALESHTORI, Russell R. CHIANELLI, Tracy BENSON, Mahsa HOSSEINI
  • Publication number: 20170158502
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transition metal chalcogenide photocatalyst, a reactor using the transition metal chalcogenide photocatalyst, and methods of making and using a transition metal chalcogenide photocatalyst for reforming CH4 with CO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Russell R. Chianelli, Brenda Torres
  • Publication number: 20160304350
    Abstract: Compositions and methods directed to producing metal-doped graphene and the metal-doped graphene derivatives from pitch are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Eva M. Deemer, Russell R. Chianelli
  • Patent number: 9453168
    Abstract: A method and a product made by treating a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed, e.g., heavy crude asphaltene reduction is disposed herein. The method comprises the steps of: mixing the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed with a hydrogen donor solvent and an addled silica to form a mixture and oxidizing the sulfur in the mixture at a temperature between 50° C. and 210° C. wherein the oxidation lowers the amount sulfur in the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed by at least 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Karina Castillo, Jason Parsons, Russell R. Chianelli
  • Patent number: 9293266
    Abstract: Photovoltaic devices and methods of making the same, are disclosed herein. The cell comprises a photovoltaic device that comprises a first electrically conductive layer comprising a photo-sensitized electrode; at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution comprising at least one asphaltene fraction, wherein the metal-oxide particles are optionally dispersed in a surfactant; and a second electrically conductive layer comprising a counter-electrode, wherein the second electrically conductive layer comprises one or more conductive elements comprising carbon, graphite, soot, carbon allotropes or any combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Russell R. Chianelli, Karina Castillo, Vipin Gupta, Ali M. Qudah, Brenda Torres, Rajib E. Abujnah
  • Publication number: 20160023167
    Abstract: The present invention includes a treatment system and methods for removing waste or other agents from a fluid stream, the system comprising: an inlet flow path for receiving a fluid stream from a source outside the treatment system; a vessel for containing the fluid stream, the vessel comprising a permeable filter configured for biological and physical treatment of the fluid stream, the filter comprising one or more nano-thin film or polymer composite layers of carbon materials assembled in sp2 hybridized structures comprising carbon-carbon bonds, wherein the waste or agent is removed as it flows through pores in the film composite; and a drain fluidly connected to the vessel for discharging treated fluid stream from the vessel from which the waste or agents have been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Eva DEEMER, Russell R. CHIANELLI
  • Publication number: 20150090633
    Abstract: A method and a product made by treating a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed, e.g., heavy crude asphaltene reduction is disposed herein. The method comprises the steps of: mixing the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed with a hydrogen donor solvent and an addled silica to form a mixture and oxidizing the sulfur in the mixture at a temperature between 50° C. and 210° C. wherein the oxidation lowers the amount sulfur in the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed by at least 90%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Karina Castillo, Jason Parsons, Russell R. Chianelli
  • Patent number: 8956854
    Abstract: A zero-discharge landfill process is disclosed herein. The process described in the present invention recycles the exhaust gases from a combustion engine which reheats the landfill and provides moisture. Additionally, the CO2 from the exhaust gases releases additional methane. Methane production in landfills can thus be enhanced by the method of the present invention. Furthermore, a portion of the exhaust gas can be used to cultivate algae in a cultivation tank. The cultivation of the algal species is enhanced in the presence of water, CO2, CO, and the elevated temperatures. Optionally, a first portion of the cultivated algae can be passed through the landfill to increase methane production in the landfill and a second portion of the cultivated algae can be transferred to a biodiesel production tank, for the conversion of the one or more algal oils and lipids to a biodiesel or a biofuel by a transesterification reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Russell R. Chianelli, Xiomara Carolina Chianelli
  • Patent number: 8900447
    Abstract: A method and a product made by treating a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed, e.g., heavy crude asphaltene reduction is disclosed herein. The method comprises the steps of: mixing the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed with a hydrogen donor solvent and an acidified silica to form a mixture and oxidizing the sulfur in the mixture at a temperature between 50° C. and 210° C., wherein the oxidation lowers the amount sulfur in the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed by at least 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Karina Castillo, Jason Parsons, Russell R. Chianelli
  • Publication number: 20140234026
    Abstract: Photovoltaic devices and methods of making the same, are disclosed herein. The cell comprises a photovoltaic device that comprises a first electrically conductive layer comprising a photo-sensitized electrode; at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution comprising at least one asphaltene fraction, wherein the metal-oxide particles are optionally dispersed in a surfactant; and a second electrically conductive layer comprising a counter-electrode, wherein the second electrically conductive layer comprises one or more conductive elements comprising carbon, graphite, soot, carbon allotropes or any combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Russell R. Chianelli, Karina Castillo, Vipin Gupta, Ali M. Qudah, Brenda Torres, Rajib E. Abujnah
  • Patent number: 8748740
    Abstract: Photovoltaic devices and methods of making the same are disclosed herein. The cell comprises: a first electrically conductive layer; at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution, an asphaltene dye, and a second electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Russell R. Chianelli, Karina Castillo, Vipin Gupta, Ali M. Qudah, Brenda Torres, Rajib E. Abujnah
  • Publication number: 20140024617
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating disorders of the skin or mucosa resulting from cancer therapies comprising: identifying a patient receiving cancer treatment; and administering to said patient an effective dose of a treated organic/inorganic complex material with an organic dye molecule or derivative thereof, in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Russell R. Chianelli, Siddhartha Das
  • Patent number: 8563595
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating disorders of the skin or mucosa resulting from cancer therapies comprising: identifying a patient receiving cancer treatment; and administering to said patient an effective dose of a treated organic/inorganic complex material with an organic dye molecule or derivative thereof, in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Russell R. Chianelli, Siddhartha Das
  • Publication number: 20130267722
    Abstract: A novel low cost separation process for separating lipid oil from an algal biomass for biofuel production is described herein. The process of the present invention comprises of two steps: (i) breaking the algae cells and (ii) separation of the lipid oils from the broken cells. The separated lipids are extracted by conventional techniques followed by conversion to a biofuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Russell R. Chianelli, Calvin Hildebrand, Joaquin Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20130264245
    Abstract: A method and a product made by treating a sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed, e.g., heavy crude asphaltene reduction is disclosed herein. The method comprises the steps of: mixing the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed with a hydrogen donor solvent and an acidified silica to form a mixture and oxidizing the sulfur in the mixture at a temperature between 50° C. and 210° C., wherein the oxidation lowers the amount sulfur in the sulfur-containing hydrocarbon heavy feed by at least 90%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Karina Castillo, Jason Parsons, Russell R. Chianelli
  • Publication number: 20130239469
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transition metal chalcogenide photocatalyst, a reactor using the transition metal chalcogenide photocatalyst, and methods of making and using a transition metal chalcogenide photocatalyst for reforming CH4 with CO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Russell R. Chianelli, Brenda Torres
  • Publication number: 20130220421
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described using asphaltene and its derivatives as semi-conducting materials in photovoltaic cells. Asphaltene is used in an organic PV device as either or both of a p-type material and/or n-type material. The asphaltene-based material can be treated such as by de-metalization, metal addition, extraction, fractionation, and optimization of the asphaltene material. Treatment can be selected to create an asphaltene-based material having pre-selected characteristics, such as absorption value, reflectance, index of refraction, band gap, etc. The asphaltene-based materials can be blended or otherwise combined with inorganic or non-asphaltene organic materials. Further, asphaltene material can be used as an interfacial layer in the PV device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Hunt Energy IQ, LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Irwin, Russell R. Chianelli, Robert D. Maher, III