Patents by Inventor William A. Maza

William A. Maza 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: 11858817
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of irradiating a composition having water and hydrogen-terminated nanodiamonds with light that generates water-solvated electrons from the nanodiamonds. The method can be used to degrade fluoroalkyl compounds such as perfluorooctane sulfonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Bradford B. Pate, William Maza, Vanessa Breslin, Paul A. DeSario, Tatyana I. Feygelson, Albert Epshteyn, Jeffrey C. Owrutsky, Carlos Hangarter
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210163298
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of irradiating a composition having water and hydrogen-terminated nanodiamonds with light that generates water-solvated electrons from the nanodiamonds. The method can be used to degrade fluoroalkyl compounds such as perfluorooctane sulfonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Bradford B. Pate, William Maza, Vanessa Breslin, Paul A. DeSario, Tatyana I. Feygelson, Albert Epshteyn, Jeffrey C. Owrutsky, Carlos Hangarter
  • Patent number: 10081649
    Abstract: A transition metal amino borohydride material includes a first row transition metal in conjunction with an amine ligand and borohydride, in a condition of having been thermally treated to a temperature of at least 70° C. and up to but not including 800° C. An exemplary such material, Fe(DETA)(BH4)2 having been heat treated at 300° C., had good hydrogen storage characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert Epshteyn, Zachary J. Huba, William Maza
  • Publication number: 20170275320
    Abstract: A transition metal amino borohydride material includes a first row transition metal in conjunction with an amine ligand and borohydride, in a condition of having been thermally treated to a temperature of at least 70° C. and up to but not including 800° C. An exemplary such material, Fe(DETA)(BH4)2 having been heat treated at 300° C., had good hydrogen storage characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Albert Epshteyn, Zachary J. Huba, William Maza