Patents by Inventor William R. Dichtel

William R. Dichtel 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: 20210053025
    Abstract: A nucleophilic substitution reaction to crosslink cyclodextrin (CD) polymer with rigid aromatic groups, providing a high surface area, mesoporous CD-containing polymers (P-CDPs). The P-CDPs can be used for removing organic contaminants from water. By encapsulating pollutants to form well-defined host-guest complexes with complementary selectivities to activated carbon (AC) sorbents. The P-CDPs can rapidly sequester pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other organic micropollutants, achieving equilibrium binding capacity in seconds with adsorption rate constants 15-200 times greater than ACs and nonporous CD sorbents. The CD polymer can be regenerated several times, through a room temperature washing procedure, with no loss in performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Juan Hinestroza, Diego Alzate-Sanchez, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian Helbling
  • Patent number: 10882023
    Abstract: A nucleophilic substitution reaction to crosslink cyclodextrin (CD) polymer with rigid aromatic groups, providing a high surface area, mesoporous CD-containing polymers (P-CDPs). The P-CDPs can be used for removing organic contaminants from water. By encapsulating pollutants to form well-defined host-guest complexes with complementary selectivities to activated carbon (AC) sorbents. The P-CDPs can rapidly sequester pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other organic micropollutants, achieving equilibrium binding capacity in seconds with adsorption rate constants 15-200 times greater than ACs and nonporous CD sorbents. The CD polymer can be regenerated several times, through a room temperature washing procedure, with no loss in performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Juan Hinestroza, Diego Alzate-Sanchez, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian Helbling
  • Publication number: 20200377679
    Abstract: Cross-linked polymer networks that are at least partially conjugated (e.g., phenylene vinylene polymer networks). The cross-linked polymer networks may be thin-films disposed on a substrate. The cross-linked polymer network may be covalently bonded to the substrate. The cross-linked polymer networks can be used, for example, in methods of detecting explosives (e.g., RDX (cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine)) and degradation products thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: William R. DICHTEL, Deepti GOPALAKRISHNAN
  • Patent number: 10787551
    Abstract: Cross-linked polymer networks that are at least partially conjugated (e.g., phenylene vinylene polymer networks). The cross-linked polymer networks may be thin-films disposed on a substrate. The cross-linked polymer network may be covalently bonded to the substrate. The cross-linked polymer networks can be used, for example, in methods of detecting explosives (e.g., RDX (cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine)) and degradation products thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Deepti Gopalakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20190060868
    Abstract: A nucleophilic substitution reaction to crosslink cyclodextrin (CD) polymer with rigid aromatic groups, providing a high surface area, mesoporous CD-containing polymers (P-CDPs). The P-CDPs can be used for removing organic contaminants from water. By encapsulating pollutants to form well-defined host-guest complexes with complementary selectivities to activated carbon (AC) sorbents. The P-CDPs can rapidly sequester pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other organic micropollutants, achieving equilibrium binding capacity in seconds with adsorption rate constants 15-200 times greater than ACs and nonporous CD sorbents. The CD polymer can be regenerated several times, through a room temperature washing procedure, with no loss in performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Juan Hinestroza, Diego Alzate-Sanchez, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian Helbling
  • Patent number: 10086360
    Abstract: A nucleophilic substitution reaction to crosslink cyclodextrin (CD) polymer with rigid aromatic groups, providing a high surface area, mesoporous CD-containing polymers (P-CDPs). The P-CDPs can be used for removing organic contaminants from water. By encapsulating pollutants to form well-defined host-guest complexes with complementary selectivities to activated carbon (AC) sorbents. The P-CDPs can rapidly sequester pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other organic micropollutants, achieving equilibrium binding capacity in seconds with adsorption rate constants 15-200 times greater than ACs and nonporous CD sorbents. The CD polymer can be regenerated several times, through a room temperature washing procedure, with no loss in performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Juan Hinestroza, Diego Alzate-Sanchez, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian Helbling
  • Publication number: 20180093252
    Abstract: A nucleophilic substitution reaction to crosslink cyclodextrin (CD) polymer with rigid aromatic groups, providing a high surface area, mesoporous CD-containing polymers (P-CDPs). The P-CDPs can be used for removing organic contaminants from water. By encapsulating pollutants to form well-defined host-guest complexes with complementary selectivities to activated carbon (AC) sorbents. The P-CDPs can rapidly sequester pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other organic micropollutants, achieving equilibrium binding capacity in seconds with adsorption rate constants 15-200 times greater than ACs and nonporous CD sorbents. The CD polymer can be regenerated several times, through a room temperature washing procedure, with no loss in performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Juan Hinestroza, Diego Alzate-Sanchez, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian Helbling
  • Patent number: 9855545
    Abstract: A nucleophilic substitution reaction to crosslink cyclodextrin (CD) polymer with rigid aromatic groups, providing a high surface area, mesoporous CD-containing polymers (P-CDPs). The P-CDPs can be used for removing organic contaminants from water. By encapsulating pollutants to form well-defined host-guest complexes with complementary selectivities to activated carbon (AC) sorbents. The P-CDPs can rapidly sequester pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other organic micropollutants, achieving equilibrium binding capacity in seconds with adsorption rate constants 15-200 times greater than ACs and nonporous CD sorbents. The CD polymer can be regenerated several times, through a room temperature washing procedure, with no loss in performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Juan Hinestroza, Diego Alzate-Sanchez, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian Helbling
  • Publication number: 20170173560
    Abstract: A nucleophilic substitution reaction to crosslink cyclodextrin (CD) polymer with rigid aromatic groups, providing a high surface area, mesoporous CD-containing polymers (P-CDPs). The P-CDPs can be used for removing organic contaminants from water. By encapsulating pollutants to form well-defined host-guest complexes with complementary selectivities to activated carbon (AC) sorbents. The P-CDPs can rapidly sequester pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other organic micropollutants, achieving equilibrium binding capacity in seconds with adsorption rate constants 15-200 times greater than ACs and nonporous CD sorbents. The CD polymer can be regenerated several times, through a room temperature washing procedure, with no loss in performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Juan Hinestroza, Diego Alzate-Sanchez, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian Helbling
  • Patent number: 9624314
    Abstract: A nucleophilic substitution reaction to crosslink cyclodextrin (CD) polymer with rigid aromatic groups, providing a high surface area, mesoporous CD-containing polymers (P-CDPs). The P-CDPs can be used for removing organic contaminants from water. By encapsulating pollutants to form well-defined host-guest complexes with complementary selectivities to activated carbon (AC) sorbents. The P-CDPs can rapidly sequester pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other organic micropollutants, achieving equilibrium binding capacity in seconds with adsorption rate constants 15-200 times greater than ACs and nonporous CD sorbents. The CD polymer can be regenerated several times, through a room temperature washing procedure, with no loss in performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Juan Hinestroza, Diego Alzate-Sanchez, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian Helbling
  • Patent number: 9556085
    Abstract: Provided are graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), methods of making GNRs, and uses of the GNRs. The methods can provide control over GNR parameters such as, for example, length, width, and edge composition (e.g., edge functional groups). The methods are based on a metal catalyzed cycloaddition reaction at the carbon-carbon triple bonds of a poly(phenylene ethynylene) polymer. The GNRs can be used in devices such a microelectronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Hasan Arslan, Fernando J. Uribe-Romo
  • Publication number: 20160304630
    Abstract: A nucleophilic substitution reaction to crosslink cyclodextrin (CD) polymer with rigid aromatic groups, providing a high surface area, mesoporous CD-containing polymers (P-CDPs). The P-CDPs can be used for removing organic contaminants from water. By encapsulating pollutants to form well-defined host-guest complexes with complementary selectivities to activated carbon (AC) sorbents. The P-CDPs can rapidly sequester pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and other organic micropollutants, achieving equilibrium binding capacity in seconds with adsorption rate constants 15-200 times greater than ACs and nonporous CD sorbents. The CD polymer can be regenerated several times, through a room temperature washing procedure, with no loss in performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Juan Hinestroza, Diego Alzate-Sanchez, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian Helbling
  • Publication number: 20160002421
    Abstract: Cross-linked polymer networks that are at least partially conjugated (e.g., phenylene vinylene polymer networks). The cross-linked polymer networks may be thin-films disposed on a substrate. The cross-linked polymer network may be covalently bonded to the substrate. The cross-linked polymer networks can be used, for example, in methods of detecting explosives (e.g., RDX (cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine)) and degradation products thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: William R. DICHTEL, Deepti GOPALAKRISHNAN
  • Publication number: 20140212668
    Abstract: Provided are graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), methods of making GNRs, and uses of the GNRs. The methods can provide control over GNR parameters such as, for example, length, width, and edge composition (e.g., edge functional groups). The methods are based on a metal catalyzed cycloaddition reaction at the carbon-carbon triple bonds of a poly(phenylene ethynylene) polymer. The GNRs can be used in devices such a microelectronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Hasan Arslan, Fernando J. Uribe-Romo
  • Publication number: 20140148596
    Abstract: Crystalline COFs comprising a phthalocyanine moiety and a boron-containing multifunctional linking group joined by boronate ester bonds. A method for making crystalline COFs comprising Lewis acid catalyzed formation of boronate ester bonds between protected catechol subunits and multifunctional linkers comprising boronic acid groups. The COFs can be used in applications such as, for example, electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Eric L. Spitler
  • Publication number: 20140037944
    Abstract: Multilayer structures comprising a covalent organic framework (COF) film in contact with a polyaromatic carbon (PAC) film. The multilayer structures can be made by combining precursor compounds in the presence of a PAC film. The PAC film can be for example, a single layer graphene film. The multilayer structures can be used in a variety of applications such as solar cells, flexible displays, lighting devices, RFID tags, sensors, photoreceptors, batteries, capacitors, gas-storage devices, and gas-separation devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: William R. Dichtel, Jiwoong Park, Arnab Mukherjee, Mark Philip Levendorf, Arthur Woll, Eric Spitler, John Colson