Halogen Containing Patents (Class 205/451)
  • Patent number: 8075758
    Abstract: Alkali alcoholates, also called alkali alkoxides, are produced from alkali metal salt solutions and alcohol using a three-compartment electrolytic cell. The electrolytic cell includes an anolyte compartment configured with an anode, a buffer compartment, and a catholyte compartment configured with a cathode. An alkali ion conducting solid electrolyte configured to selectively transport alkali ions is positioned between the anolyte compartment and the buffer compartment. An alkali ion permeable separator is positioned between the buffer compartment and the catholyte compartment. The catholyte solution may include an alkali alcoholate and alcohol. The anolyte solution may include at least one alkali salt. The buffer compartment solution may include a soluble alkali salt and an alkali alcoholate in alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Ceramatec, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok V. Joshi, Shekar Balagopal, Justin Pendelton
  • Patent number: 7942336
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a portable terminal which non-contact communicates with an external reader/writer at a specified relative position to the reader/writer, including: a second antenna configured to carry out non-contact communication with a loop shaped first antenna whose arrangement position and size are defined in the external reader/writer; and a magnetic sheet having no magnetic body in a part of a region where the magnetic sheet at least partly overlaps with the first antenna when the portable terminal is at the specified relative position to the external reader/writer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7918986
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes of making solutions of metal alcoholates in their corresponding alcohols using an electrolytic process. In a preferred embodiment, sodium methylate in methanol is made from methanol and sodium hydroxide solution. The sodium hydroxide solution is placed in the anolyte compartment and the methanol is placed in the catholyte compartment, and the two compartments are separated by a ceramic membrane that selectively transports sodium under the influence of current. In preferred embodiments, the process is cost-effective and not environmentally harmful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ceramatec, Inc.
    Inventors: Shekar Balagopal, Vinod K. Malhotra
  • Patent number: 7824536
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes of making solutions of alkali alkoxides in their corresponding alcohols using an electrolytic process. In one embodiment, sodium methoxide in methanol is made from methanol and aqueous sodium hydroxide solution, where the aqueous sodium hydroxide solution is present in the anolyte compartment and a solution of sodium methoxide in methanol is present in the catholyte compartment, the two compartments are separated by a ceramic membrane that selectively transports sodium ions under the influence of an electric potential, and wherein the composition of the solution of sodium methoxide in methanol in the catholyte compartment of the electrolytic cell comprises between at least about 2% by weight sodium methoxide and at most about 20% by weight sodium methoxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Ceramatec, Inc.
    Inventors: Shekar Balagopal, Justin Pendleton, Robin Richards
  • Publication number: 20080314758
    Abstract: An improved continuous process for converting methane, natural gas, and other hydrocarbon feedstocks into one or more higher hydrocarbons, methanol, amines, or other products comprises continuously cycling through hydrocarbon halogenation, product formation, product separation, and electrolytic regeneration of halogen, optionally using an improved electrolytic cell equipped with an oxygen depolarized cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Philip Grosso, Eric W. McFarland, Jeffrey H. Sherman
  • Patent number: 7175750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining the presence of a mutation in a first sample comprising first nucleotides. The reference sample comprising reference nucleotides. The first sample and a reference sample are subjected to electrophoresis in the presence of at least one intercalating dye. During electrophoresis the temperature of the first sample and the reference sample is changed by an amount sufficient to change an electrophoretic mobility of at least one of the first or reference nucleotides. Fluorescence intensity data are obtained. The fluorescence intensity data are indicative of the presence of the first and reference nucleotides. At least one of the first sample or reference samples comprises products resulting from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR), the products not having been desalted prior to electrophoresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: SpectruMedix LLC
    Inventors: Zhiyong Guo, Zhaowei Liu, Qingbo Li