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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180028962
    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: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Trevor Alan Hatton, Paul Brown, Sahag Voskian
  • Publication number: 20170325495
    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: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Lev E. Bromberg, Xiao Su, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20170209846
    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: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Aly Eldeen O. Eltayeb, Michael C. Stern, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20170165633
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to compounds, systems, and methods for adsorption of CO2 onto nanoclusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Takuya Harada, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20170113951
    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: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Xiao Su, Demetra S. Achilleos, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20170113182
    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: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sahag Voskian, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 9567678
    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: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Aly Eldeen O. Eltayeb, Michael C. Stern, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20160129019
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to compositions, methods, and systems relating to controlled crystallization and/or nucleation of a molecular species. In some embodiments, the crystallization and/or nucleation of the molecular species may be controlled by tuning the surface chemistry and/or the morphology of a crystallization substrate. In some embodiments, the molecular species is a small organic molecule (e.g., pharmaceutically active agent).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Bernhardt Levy Trout, Patrick S. Doyle, Trevor Alan Hatton, Allan Stuart Myerson, Ying Diao, Matthew E. Helgeson
  • Publication number: 20160114290
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Michael C. Stern, Fritz Simeon, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 9307790
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for capturing carbonylic or phenolic toxicants, or converting these toxicants into less volatile compounds. The toxicants, which may be a component of cigarette smoke, may be captured by physical or chemical adsorption, absorption, or entrapment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Lev E. Bromberg, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 9302219
    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: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Michael C. Stern, Fritz Simeon, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Publication number: 20150352518
    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: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: enVerid Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Udi Meirav, Trevor Alan Hatton, Fritz Simeon
  • Patent number: 9205089
    Abstract: Layer processing for pharmaceuticals, and related systems, methods, and articles are generally described. In some embodiments, ingestible pharmaceutical products (e.g., tablets) can be formed by processing one or more layers containing a pharmaceutically active composition. For example, at least one layer containing a pharmaceutically active composition can be manipulated (e.g., folded, rolled, stacked, etc.) such that the average thickness of the product formed by the manipulation is at least about two times the average thickness of the portions of the layer(s) used to form the product. In some embodiments, after the layer is manipulated, it can be processed (e.g., cut, coated, etc.) to form a final product such as, for example, a tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Bernhardt Levy Trout, Trevor Alan Hatton, Emily Chang, James M B Evans, Salvatore Mascia, Won Kim, Ryan Richard Slaughter, Yi Du, Himanshu Hemant Dhamankar, Keith M. Forward, Gregory C. Rutledge, Mao Wang, Allan Stuart Myerson, Blair Kathryn Brettmann, Nikhil Padhye, Jung-Hoon Chun
  • Patent number: 9138659
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to compositions, methods, and systems relating to controlled crystallization and/or nucleation of a molecular species. In some embodiments, the crystallization and/or nucleation of the molecular species may be controlled by tuning the surface chemistry and/or the morphology of a crystallization substrate. In some embodiments, the molecular species is a small organic molecule (e.g., pharmaceutically active agent).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Bernhardt Levy Trout, Patrick S. Doyle, Trevor Alan Hatton, Allan Stuart Myerson, Ying Diao, Matthew E. Helgeson
  • Publication number: 20150110694
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Aly Eldeen O. Eltayeb, Michael C. Stern, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 8992985
    Abstract: The invention provides core-shell magnetic particles comprising a magnetic core and a functional shell, methods for making same, methods of separation using same, methods for using same, and devices comprising same. The particles and methods of the invention are useful for targeting and removing substances of interest that may be found in complex mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Lev E. Bromberg, Emily P. Chang, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 8921580
    Abstract: Described herein are inventive methods for synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and epoxide. In some embodiments, the methods are carried out in the presence of a catalyst comprising an electrophilic halogen. In some embodiments, the methods are carried out in a flow reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Trevor Alan Hatton, Timothy F. Jamison, Jennifer Aiden Kozak, Fritz Simeon, Jie Wu