Patents by Inventor Trevor Alan Hatton

Trevor Alan Hatton 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: 20210062351
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems related to the electrochemical separation of target gases from gas mixtures are provided. In some cases, a target gas such as carbon dioxide is captured and optionally released using an electrochemical cell (e.g., by bonding to an electroactive species in a reduced state). Some embodiments are particularly useful for selectively capturing the target gas while reacting with little to no oxygen gas that may be present in the gas mixture. Some such embodiments may be useful in applications involving separations from gas mixtures having relatively low concentrations of the target gas, such as direct air capture and ventilated air treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sahag Voskian, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20210060485
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems related to electrochemical capture of Lewis acid gases from fluid mixtures are generally described. Certain embodiments are related to electrochemical methods involving selectively removing a first Lewis acid gas from a fluid mixture containing multiple types of Lewis acid gases (e.g., a first Lewis acid gas and a second Lewis acid gas). Certain embodiments are related to electrochemical systems comprising certain types of electroactive species having certain redox states in which the species is capable of binding a first Lewis acid gas but for which binding with a second Lewis acid gas is thermodynamically and/or kinetically unfavorable. The methods, apparatuses, and systems described herein may be useful in carbon capture and pollution mitigation applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sahag Voskian, Trevor Alan Hatton, Cameron G. Halliday
  • Patent number: 10913658
    Abstract: Carbon dioxide removal using lithium borate is generally described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Takuya Harada, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20200399146
    Abstract: Various aspects described herein relate to electrochemical devices, e.g., for separation of one or more target organic or inorganic molecules (e.g., charged or neutral molecules) from solution, and methods of using the same. In particular embodiments, the electrochemical devices and methods described herein involve at least one redox-functionalized electrode, wherein the electrode comprises an immobilized redox-species that is selective toward a target molecule (e.g., charged molecule such as ion or netural molecule). The selectivity is based on a Faradaic/redox-activated chemical interaction (e.g., directional hydrogen binding) between the oxidized state of the redox species and a moiety of the target molecule (e.g., charged molecule such as ion or netural molecule).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Xiao Su, Demetra S. Achilleos, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 10766795
    Abstract: Various aspects described herein relate to electrochemical devices, e.g., for separation of one or more target organic or inorganic molecules (e.g., charged or neutral molecules) from solution, and methods of using the same. In particular embodiments, the electrochemical devices and methods described herein involve at least one redox-functionalized electrode, wherein the electrode comprises an immobilized redox-species that is selective toward a target molecule (e.g., charged molecule such as ion or neutral molecule). The selectivity is based on a Faradaic/redox-activated chemical interaction (e.g., directional hydrogen binding) between the oxidized state of the redox species and a moiety of the target molecule (e.g., charged molecule such as ion or neutral molecule).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Xiao Su, Demetra S. Achilleos, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 10625209
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and systems for carrying out a pH-influenced chemical and/or biological reaction. In some embodiments, the pH-influenced reaction involves the conversion of CO2 to a dissolved species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Michael C. Stern, Fritz Simeon, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 10610824
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and systems for carrying out a pH-influenced chemical and/or biological reaction. In some embodiments, the pH-influenced reaction involves the conversion of CO2 to a dissolved species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Aly Eldeen O. Eltayeb, Michael C. Stern, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20200056291
    Abstract: Systems and methods for electrochemically producing chemical products are provided. In certain cases, the systems and methods described herein are capable of producing chemical products such as hydrogen peroxide in solutions with relatively low concentrations of electrolyte or other dissolved species at high efficiencies and/or low energetic cost. In some cases, redox mediators are used to spatially decouple direct electrochemical processes from the production of the chemical product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Alexander Murray, Sahag Voskian, Trevor Alan Hatton, Yogesh Surendranath
  • Publication number: 20200056298
    Abstract: Systems and methods for electrochemically producing chemical products are provided. In certain cases, the systems and methods described herein are capable of producing chemical products such as hydrogen peroxide in solutions with relatively low concentrations of electrolyte or other dissolved species at high efficiencies and/or low energetic cost. In some cases, redox mediators are used to temporally decouple direct electrochemical processes from the production of the chemical product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sahag Voskian, Alexander Murray, Trevor Alan Hatton, Yogesh Surendranath
  • Publication number: 20200023307
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to apparatuses, systems, and methods for separating a target species (e.g., CO2) from a gas mixture (e.g., gas stream) via an electrochemical process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sahag Voskian, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 10464018
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to apparatuses, systems, and methods for separating a target species (e.g., CO2) from a gas mixture (e.g., gas stream) via an electrochemical process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sahag Voskian, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20190291043
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and systems for capturing a Lewis acid gas (e.g., CO2). In some embodiments, the methods and systems utilize an ionic liquid incorporated into one or more electrochemical cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Trevor Alan Hatton, Paul Brown, Sahag Voskian
  • Patent number: 10383357
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to electrochemical reduction of tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs). According to certain methods described herein, a tobacco composition containing one or more TSNAs and nicotine is contacted with a solvent to form a tobacco mixture. In some embodiments, the tobacco mixture is introduced into an electrochemical device comprising an anode and a cathode. The tobacco mixture may, in some cases, form at least part of an initial electrolyte mixture that is in physical contact with at least a portion of the anode and at least a portion of the cathode. In some instances, an electrical potential is applied between the anode and the cathode, thereby reducing one or more TSNAs in the initial electrolyte mixture and producing a reduced electrolyte mixture. In certain cases, application of the electrical potential between the anode and the cathode does not cause non-TSNA components of the tobacco mixture (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Lev E. Bromberg, Xiao Su, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20190240595
    Abstract: Various aspects described herein relate to electrochemical devices, e.g., for separation of one or more biomolecules from a solution, and methods of using the same. Methods for using the electrochemical devices for biocatalysis are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Xiao Su, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 10322399
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to compounds, systems, and methods for adsorption of CO2 onto nanoclusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Takuya Harada, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 10286355
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and systems for capturing a Lewis acid gas (e.g., CO2). In some embodiments, the methods and systems utilize an ionic liquid incorporated into one or more electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Trevor Alan Hatton, Paul Brown, Sahag Voskian
  • Publication number: 20190099711
    Abstract: Systems and methods for at least partially removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from a feed gas comprising CO2 are generally provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Trevor Alan Hatton, Ryan Alex Shaw, Miao Wang, Sahag Voskian
  • Publication number: 20190071328
    Abstract: Aspects described herein relate generally to adsorbent systems and methods for capturing and/or separating organic species (e.g., uncharged organic species) from mixtures with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Xianwen Mao, Wenda Tian, Yinying Ren, Gregory C. Rutledge, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20180354807
    Abstract: Carbon dioxide removal using lithium borate is generally described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Takuya Harada, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 9919287
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention feature article of manufacture, methods of making and methods of using a paste of the reaction product of an organic amine and support particles, shaped as pellets, sheets, films, rings discs or other forms useful for scrubbing carbon dioxide from emissions and the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Udi Meirav, Trevor Alan Hatton, Fritz Simeon