Patents by Inventor Vanessa M. Breslin

Vanessa M. Breslin 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: 20230278896
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for decontaminating both contaminated waters and sorbent filter media, either separately or simultaneously, in a single system. Contaminants in a liquid flowing through a reaction chamber are removed by first generating a plasma within the liquid in the chamber, with the contaminants being broken into smaller particles at the interfaces between the generated plasma and the liquid. The combined plasma-liquid solution is then passed through a solid filter, which captures the smaller contaminant particles to decontaminate the liquid. To decontaminate the filter media, plasma flows through the filter material without the presence of liquid, the plasma reacting with the filter material to remove contaminants previously adsorbed by the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Scott G. Walton, William A. Maza, Michael J. Johnson, David R. Boris, Vanessa M. Breslin, Grant C. Daniels, Robert B. Balow