Liquids Added To Make Pulp Or Suspension Patents (Class 241/21)
  • Patent number: 11535877
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of industrial biotechnology and particularly to an improved hydrolysis method for increasing sugar production from a high solids concentration of lignocellulosic biomass, especially one derived from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) by enzymatic hydrolysis of a lignocellulosic biomass to obtain a slurry, wherein the hydrolysis comprises aliquot additions of enzyme and lignocellulosic biomass; and removal of sugars from the slurry and washing of the residual lignocellulosic biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas Mark Thompson, Dhivya Jyoti Puri, Peter Speller
  • Patent number: 11346062
    Abstract: The invention relates to a planning system and method for operating one or more road milling machines. In that context, material properties of a road are captured and are geographically associated with one or more roads or road segments. Based on the material properties, an expected milling output of a road milling machine is ascertained, in the context of carrying out milling tasks on the road, or an expected wear on the milling tools. An optimized sequence of milling tasks to be carried out is created on the basis of those data. Accordingly, the invention may enable optimized deployment of the one or more road milling machines and of resources necessary for carrying out the road milling tasks. Aspects of the planning system may be remotely implemented for centralized application with respect to each of the road milling machines, or locally implemented for individual road milling machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Sebastian Hofrath, Cyrus Barimani
  • Patent number: 11332331
    Abstract: A material supply device includes a supply section that supplies a small piece made of a material containing a fiber, a weight measurement section that detects a weight of the small piece supplied from the supply section to a receiving portion, and a supply amount adjustment section that adjusts a supply amount per unit time of the small piece supplied by the supply section, based on a detection result detected by the weight measurement section. The supply section has a storage portion that stores the small piece, an outlet that discharges the small piece from the storage portion, and a shutter that opens and closes the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11286428
    Abstract: Processes for preparing a low particulate liquid hydrocarbon product are provided and include blending a tar stream containing particles with a fluid and heating to a temperature of 250° C. or greater to produce a fluid-feed mixture that contains tar, the particles, and the fluid. The fluid-feed mixture contains about 20 wt % or greater of the fluid, based on a combined weight of the tar stream and the fluid. Also, about 25 wt % to about 99 wt % of the particles in the tar stream are dissolved or decomposed when producing the fluid-feed mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Kapil Kandel, Teng Xu, John S. Coleman, Krystle J. Emanuele, Frank Cheng-Yu Wang, Anthony S. Mennito
  • Patent number: 11242728
    Abstract: A composition includes an aqueous colloidal dispersion of a nanomaterial. The nanomaterial includes, disposed on a surface of the nanomaterial, a first coupling agent including silane and a functional group including an amino acid. The nanomaterial includes, disposed on the surface of the nanomaterial, a second coupling agent including silane and a polymer with a molecular weight between 1,000 and 20,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Abeer Mohammad Saleh Al-Olayan, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Jason R. Cox
  • Patent number: 11117914
    Abstract: The present invention provides carbohydrate-based surfactants and methods for producing the same. Methods for producing carbohydrate-based surfactants include using a glycosylation promoter to link a carbohydrate or its derivative to a hydrophobic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Jeanne E. Pemberton, Robin L. Polt, Raina M. Maier, Ricardo Palos Pacheco
  • Patent number: 11072691
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a porous gel-containing liquid that is inexpensive and excellent in homogeneity. The porous gel-containing liquid production method according to the present invention is a method including: a pulverization step of pulverizing a gel of a porous body, wherein the pulverization step is carried out as multi-stage pulverization including a plurality of pulverization stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Seong Jin Ryu, Hiromoto Haruta
  • Patent number: 10808356
    Abstract: In a method for producing nanofibrillar cellulose, cellulose based fiber material in dispersion is processed for separating fibrils. The method includes a first step where the fiber material is supplied to a disperser, where it flows through several counter-rotating rotors in such a way that the material is repeatedly subjected to shear and impact forces by the effect of the different counter-rotating rotors, and a second step, where the fiber material obtained from the first step is supplied to a homogenizer, where it is subjected to homogenization by the effect of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Markus Nuopponen, Juha Tamper, Taisto Tienvieri
  • Patent number: 10794151
    Abstract: A well tool assembly, system, and method for handling well debris is described. The assembly includes an electric submersible pump (ESP) configured to be positioned within a wellbore and a well debris cutting tool configured to be positioned downhole relative to the ESP within the wellbore. The ESP is configured to rotate in a first direction to pump well fluid in an uphole direction. The well debris cutting tool is configured to rotate in a second direction opposite the first direction and to grind debris carried by the well fluid in the uphole direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Chidirim Enoch Ejim, Jinjiang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10752936
    Abstract: A device for analyzing a biological sample which includes a separation and detection chamber into which an injection channel and a discharge channel open, a filter separating the chamber into two distinct spaces so as to define a first space into which the injection channel opens and a second space into which the discharge channel opens, the filter having a porosity suitable for the separation to be carried out, a rough bearing surface having a surface roughness parameter suitable for carrying out a mechanical lysis of the biological species present in the sample, the bearing surface being arranged in the first space, a flexible membrane arranged opposite the rough bearing surface relative to the filter and blocking an opening made through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: David Gosselin, Jean Berthier, Anne-Gaelle Bourdat, Jerome Ventosa
  • Patent number: 10697116
    Abstract: In a method for producing nanofibrillar cellulose, cellulose based fibre material, in which internal bonds in cellulose fibres have been weakened by preliminary modification of cellulose, is subjected to disintegration treatment in form of pulp comprising fibres and liquid. The fibre material is supplied at a consistency higher than 10 wt-%, preferably at least 15 wt-%, to a disintegration treatment where fibrils are detached from the fibre material by joint effect of repeated impacts to the fibre material by fast moving successive elements and the weakened internal bonds of the cellulose fibres. The nanofibrillar cellulose is withdrawn from the disintegration treatment at dry matter which is equal or higher than the consistency of the fibre material. In the disintegration treatment, the fibre material is supplied through several counter-rotating rotors (R1, R2, R3 . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Markus Nuopponen, Juha Tamper, Isko Kajanto
  • Patent number: 10569278
    Abstract: A milling system which includes a reservoir shaped and sized to contain a solvent or a slurry including the solvent and a material to be milled, a treatment column in communication with the reservoir, wherein the treatment column is configured to remove one or more of water, oxygen, and/or other impurities from the solvent, and a mill in fluid communication with the reservoir, wherein the mill is configured to triturate the material. The treatment column may be fluidly isolated from the rest of the system during milling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nanostar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Goodman, Gregory Alan Marus
  • Patent number: 10406530
    Abstract: Machines and methods adapted to process, for example, to reduce the size of, disperse, or homogenize, a variety of materials and compositions. Such methods and machines are capable of reducing the size of a material and dispersing the material in a liquid by cutting the material with knives located along a perimeter of an annular-shaped cutting head, causing the cut material to flow radially outward from the cutting head through gaps between the knives, and flowing a liquid through passages in the cutting head that cause the liquid to cascade around the knives of the cutting head in an axial direction of the cutting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Fant, Michael Scot Jacko
  • Patent number: 10370625
    Abstract: A method for formulating a cleaning composition contains the step of coating a granular absorbent material with a coating agent to produce a coated absorbent material and mixing the coated absorbent material with a sanitation agent, wherein the coated absorbent material absorbs the sanitation agent to form the cleaning composition. The resulting cleaning composition may be used for cleaning up pathogens or hazardous materials. The cleaning composition may also function as a liquefiable dry cleaning powder for public areas in response to bodily fluid incidents. A coating method of a non-toxic bio static film on a high surface area solid is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Walter Hawkins, Sharon W. Reynolds, James W. Lillard, Jr., Qing He, Harry Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 10300489
    Abstract: A blade element (11) for a refiner (10) for refining fibrous material has a blade element body (12) and blade bars (13, 13a, 13b) and blade grooves (14, 14a, 14b) therebetween. Bottoms of the blade grooves (14, 14a, 14b) have, in the longitudinal direction (LD) of the blade grooves, a variable depth profile comprising alternating high points (14a?, 14b?) and low points (14a?, 14b?) so that there is a phase shift (X2) between the high points (14a?, 14b?) and the low points (14a?, 14b?) of the variable depth profiles of the bottoms of the adjacent blade grooves (14a, 14b). Also, a refiner (10) for refining fibrous material and a method for manufacturing the blade element (11) for the refiner (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Valmet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marko Loijas, Timo Könönen, Matti Kaarineva
  • Patent number: 10266988
    Abstract: A device (1) for preparing a substance suspension, in particular a pulp suspension, with a container (2), with stator sheets (30) provided in the interior of the container and designed as baffles, and with a rotor (4) in the container, on which rotor a dispersing disk (8) is provided, includes an annular displacement element (20) provided in the interior of the container (2), an element whose outside surface (22) is some distance from the inside surface (23) of the wall (24) of the container (2). The inner opening (21) of the displacement element (20) that is arranged coaxially to the rotor is hopper-like, whereby the expanded area of the opening points to the cover (3) of the container (2). The stator sheets provided in the container span the channel (25) between the exterior (22) of the displacement element (20) and the interior (23) of the wall (24) of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Christian Stirn
  • Patent number: 10222256
    Abstract: An ambient light sensor system may be mounted in alignment with a window in a display cover layer associated with a display in an electronic device. The ambient light sensor system may have a light diffuser layer and an infrared-light-blocking filter. The light diffuser layer may have a polymer layer with embedded light-scattering desiccant particles. An ambient light sensor in the ambient light sensor system may receive ambient light through the light diffuser layer and the infrared-light-blocking filter. The infrared-light-blocking filter may have a polymer substrate and a thin-film interference filter formed from a stack of inorganic thin-film layers on the polymer substrate. Light-scattering desiccant particles may be incorporated into the polymer substrate of the infrared-light-blocking filter. Desiccant may also be incorporated into ambient light sensor support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Aditya B. Nayak
  • Patent number: 10155178
    Abstract: A waste liquid solidification system includes a chamber at least partially enclosing a volume, a liquid outlet positioned to spray a liquid into the volume, and a powder outlet adjacent the liquid outlet positioned to discharge a super-absorbent polymer powder into the volume. The liquid outlet and powder outlet are configured such that the liquid and the super-absorbent polymer powder undergo airborne mixing within the volume enclosed by the chamber to create a solid waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SST Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Rock, Abigail Grommet
  • Patent number: 10087477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a fibrillated cellulose material. In the invention fibrillated cellulose is produced enzymatically by using a low energy demanding mechanical mixer such as plough share mixer, to enhance the fibrillation. Enzymes and process conditions are chosen so that the cellulose degradation is as low as possible, while obtaining a high yield of nanofibrils. Sugars that are produced into the end-product may also be furthermore exploited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
    Inventors: Jaakko Hiltunen, Katariina Kemppainen, Jaakko Pere
  • Patent number: 10016204
    Abstract: A mill head for replaceable attachment to a base so as to collectively form a bone mill. The mill head includes shell with: a first opening in which bone stock is introduced into the head; and a second opening through which the bone chips are discharged. A cutting device is mounted in the shell to both rotate and move laterally. Attached to the cutting device are coupling features for engaging a drive spindle able to rotate the cutting device. Also attached to the housing is an alignment feature. The alignment feature engages a complementary alignment feature associated with the drive spindle so as a result of the engagement of the alignment features, the cutting device moves within the shell so that the cutting device coupling features are positioned to engage the drive spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Burmeister, Gary Kalinka, Michael Peterson
  • Patent number: 9951016
    Abstract: The present invention is related to crystalline forms of 2-(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-N,2-dimethyl-N-(6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-4-(o-tolyl)pyridin-3-yl)propanamide which is an NK-1 antagonist useful in the treatment of induced vomiting and other disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Christian Bacilieri, Gionata Frasca
  • Patent number: 9937503
    Abstract: According to an implementation of the present subject matter, a method for producing stable nanofluids is described. The method includes mixing of a base fluid with a dispersant and a metal oxide powder to form a primary mixture. The base fluid is a heat transfer fluid and the metal oxide powder includes particles of size greater than 100 nm. The method further includes grinding the primary mixture to obtain a concentrated nanoparticle suspension where the dispersant is added to the primary mixture during the grinding after every pre-determined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Beena Rai, Abhinandan Chiney, Vivek Ganvir, Pradip
  • Patent number: 9828301
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mineral or organic carrier capable of binding a source for humates and/or fulvic acid; and a pH adjuster or modifier, methods for manufacturing the same as well as agricultural and pesticidal uses of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Laura Kajita
  • Patent number: 9642782
    Abstract: A dental restorative composition is provided that includes a polymerizable resin, a substantially translucent structural filler, a nanofiller having a mean particle size less than 100 nm, and at least one rheology-modifying additive. In one embodiment, the structural filler has a refractive index substantially similar to that of the polymerizable resin, a coarse particle fraction, and a fine particle fraction having a mean particle size greater than 0.1 ?m and smaller than the mean particle size of the coarse particle fraction. The relative ratio of the coarse particle fraction to the fine particle fraction is in the range from about 12:1 to about 2:1 by volume, the particle size distribution of each fraction is essentially monomodal, and the D(90) of the fine particle fraction is less than or equal to the D(10) of the coarse particle fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Kerr Corporation
    Inventor: Ulf Drechsler
  • Patent number: 9512316
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for sizing of mineral matter using a sizing aid additive including glycerol and/or at least one polyglycerol allowing the efficiency of air sizing to be increased, or involving a specific sizing energy which is reduced relative to an additive-free air sizing, whilst obtaining a sized mineral matter compatible with an application in an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Patrick A. C. Gane, Matthias Buri
  • Patent number: 9463509
    Abstract: Provided are a recycle method and apparatus for effectively obtaining a recycled alloy powder which is hardly oxidized and which has substantially the same particle diameter as that of alloy powder used for forming a molded body, by using the molded body formed by press molding in manufacturing a rare earth sintered magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Nakayama, Mitsuaki Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 9388855
    Abstract: A gyratory cone crusher includes a first and a second crushing shell defining a crushing gap. The first crushing shell is arranged to gyrate around a vertical axis, in order to crush material entering the crushing gap, and is vertically supported by a thrust bearing including first and second bearing plates defining a spherical sliding interface. One of the bearing plates has one or more cooling and/or lubricating grooves at the sliding interface, each groove defining a channel, extending from the center of the sliding interface to the periphery thereof. In order to obtain a uniform distribution of grooves, the cooling/lubricating grooves are in the form of one or more spirals extending from the center of the sliding interface to the periphery thereof. The disclosure further relates to a bearing plate and a kit of bearing plates involving such a bearing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Patrik Sjoberg, Mauricio Torres
  • Patent number: 9272285
    Abstract: The emulsification grinder includes a feeder module, a grinding wheel assembly and a driver module. The grinding wheel assembly separately connects the feeder module and driver module and includes an upper grinding wheel, a lower grinding wheel and a turntable. The upper grinding wheel is radially formed with knives. The lower grinding wheel corresponds to the upper grinding wheel at an interval and has a receiving room and knives. The turntable is received in the receiving room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Chin-Chu Wu
  • Patent number: 9273228
    Abstract: What is provided are compositions of matter and methods for making compositions of matter, which comprise liquid roof coating products and/or roof cement products comprising recycled scrap asphalt shingle that is dry processed without adding heat or liquid into particles substantially within the range of 10-40 mesh size, and which are post added to a liquid mixture to compose a roof coating and/or roof cement product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Gardner Asphalt Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Hyer, Donald Portfolio
  • Patent number: 9216418
    Abstract: A method for the introduction of auxiliary grinding bodies into an agitator ball mill and for the removal of auxiliary grinding bodies from an agitator ball mill. The auxiliary grinding bodies are transported into the agitator ball mill and out of the latter via a closed circuit by means of a hydraulic conveying medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Schaefer, Michael Lechner, Uwe Neumann, Dimitrios Makrakis, Udo Enderle, Gerhard Kolb, Stefan Mende, Klaus Ott, Horst Pausch, Michael Rappl, Peter Schertenleib, Michael Schmidt, Peter Stich, Lars Weiland
  • Patent number: 9192192
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating low quality forage with a treating agent and water. In certain cases, the treating agent is calcium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Performance Plus Liquids, Inc.
    Inventor: Casey Macken
  • Patent number: 9174218
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) has a batch container (110) having one or more openings (120) for the introduction of the substances to be processed, one or more openings (130) for the discharge of the processed substances, and a process chamber (140) having a rotor (150) and a stator (160), the rotor (150) mounted rotatably about a rotational axis (155) with respect to the stator (160) for the purpose of processing substances introduced into the process chamber (140). The stator (160) has a working surface (161) which is inclined at an angle W1 in relation to the rotational axis (155) of the rotor (150) and the rotor (150) has a working surface (151) which is inclined at an angle W2>W1 in relation to the rotational axis (155) of the rotor (150), such that the working surfaces (161, 151) of stator (160) and rotor (150) are disposed at an acute angle relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: FrymaKoruma AG
    Inventors: Thomas Merle, Stefan Wienberg
  • Patent number: 9127405
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous suspension comprising microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material, the method comprising a step of microfibrillating a fibrous substrate comprising cellulose in an aqueous environment in the presence of an inorganic particulate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Imerys Minerals, Limited
    Inventors: John Claude Husband, Per Svending, David Robert Skuse, Tafadzwa Motsi, Mikko Likitalo, Alan Coles
  • Publication number: 20150096467
    Abstract: An aqueous slurry that is useful upon being spray dried for the formation of a powder of hard material. The aqueous slurry includes starting powder components of the hard material. The slurry further includes an oxidation inhibitor, a surfactant in an amount between about 0.05 weight percent and about 0.30 weight percent of the weight of the starting powder components of the hard material, a binder, a defoamer and water in an between about 15 weight percent and about 30 weight percent of the weight of the weight of the starting powder components of the hard material. The aqueous slurry has a percent solids value that is between about 70 percent and about 85 percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Pankaj B. Trivedi, Pankaj K. Mehrotra, Neal S. Myers
  • Patent number: 8992815
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing a chemically pure and stably dispersed organic nanoparticle colloidal suspension using an ultrafast pulsed laser ablation process. The method comprises irradiating a target of an organic compound material in contact with a poor solvent with ultrashort laser pulses at a high repetition rate and collecting the nanoparticles of the organic compound produced. The method may be implemented with a high repetition rate ultrafast pulsed laser source, an optical system for focusing and moving the pulsed laser beam, an organic compound target in contact with a poor solvent, and a solvent circulating system to cool the laser focal volume and collect the produced nanoparticle products. By controlling various laser parameters, and with optional poor solvent flow movement, the method provides stable colloids of dispersed organic nanoparticles in the poor solvent in the absence of any stabilizing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: IMRA America, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhendong Hu, Yong Che
  • Patent number: 8980060
    Abstract: A biomass hydrothermal decomposition apparatus includes, a biomass feeder (31) that feeds biomass material (11) under normal pressure to under increased pressure, a hydrothermal decomposition device (42A) that allows the fed biomass material (11) to be gradually moved inside a device main body (42A) from either end thereof in a consolidated condition, and also allows hot compressed water (15) to be fed from an other end of a feed section for the biomass material into the main body (42A), so as to cause the biomass material (11) and the hot compressed water (15) to countercurrently contact with each other and undergo hydrothermal decomposition, and that elutes a lignin component and a hemicellulose component into the hot compressed water, so as to separate the lignin component and the hemicellulose component from the biomass material (11); and a biomass discharger (51) that discharges, from the side where the hot compressed water is fed into the device main body, a biomass solid residue (17) under increased pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Ishida, Seiichi Terakura, Hideo Suzuki, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8973852
    Abstract: Disclose is a method for preparing a cathode material for a lithium secondary battery, the method comprising the steps of: preparing an amorphous silicon oxide; using the prepared silicon oxide as a starting material; and milling the amorphous silicon oxide, a lithium silicon oxide and a transition metal silicon oxide at a predetermined ratio, drying the milled material, and heat-treating the dried material in an atmosphere of inert gas, thereby preparing a lithium transition metal silicon oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Institute for Advanced Engineering
    Inventors: Hyun Soen Hong, Yun-Ho Jin, Kun Jae Lee
  • Publication number: 20150060581
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing particles having a reduced particle size distribution, which method comprises the steps of: a) providing a composition comprising particles; b) subjecting the particles in said composition to a size reduction step or to a size growth step; c) feeding said particles to a first membrane separation system to separate said particles according to size; d) recycling those particles that do not meet the size criteria back to step a); e) optionally, collecting in a collection tank the permeate of the first membrane separation system. Particles obtainable according to the method of the invention and characterized by having a near monodisperse particle size distribution are also provided. The particles are preferably characterized by having a particle size distribution with a span of less than 2.0. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising particles according to the invention, and also apparatus for carrying out the method of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: José Luis Santos, Filipe Gaspar
  • Patent number: 8960576
    Abstract: A substance that sets in a relatively short time for use in general dentistry and in endodontics to replace natural tooth material, the substance comprising untreated mineral trioxide aggregate and milled mineral trioxide aggregate, or comprising untreated mineral trioxide aggregate, milled mineral trioxide aggregate and water. A method of making a substance that sets in a relatively short time for use in general dentistry and in endodontics to replace natural tooth material, the method comprising milling by high shear and impact impingement of particles using high pressure homogenization. A method for use in general dentistry and in endodontics to replace natural tooth material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Loma Linda University
    Inventors: Mahmoud Torabinejad, Homayoun Moaddel
  • Publication number: 20150034744
    Abstract: A processor with a closed vessel which can be pressurised and comprises an upper region with a smaller diameter and a lower region with a larger diameter, wherein the upper region comprises a small helix and the lower region comprises a large helix, wherein an admission for materials and one for water are in turn disposed in the upper region and a heavy-part trap is disposed in the lower region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim BOLTERSDORF
  • Patent number: 8945346
    Abstract: Described herein is nanocellulose produced by introducing a mixture of cellulose based fiber raw material and water through a refining gap, having a width smaller than 0.1 mm. In the refining gap, the fiber raw material is subjected to processing forces varying in the direction of introducing said mixture, by means of refining zones provided in the gap one after each other in the feeding direction, whereby the refining surfaces differ in surface patterning and/or surface roughness. The mixture of fiber raw material and water is guided past the refining surfaces in the feeding direction to different locations in the refining zone by by-pass channels provided in the stator. The width of the refining gap is maintained by the combined effect of the feeding pressure of the mixture of fiber raw material and water fed into the refining gap and the axial force of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Upm-Kymmene Corporation
    Inventors: Tomas Bjoerkqvist, Timo Koskinen, Markus Nuopponen, Annikki Vehniaeinen, Sirkka Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 8926793
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide technology for regenerating pulp having high quality with compact pulp regenerating equipment and less energy. In the pulp regenerating method of the present invention, pulp slurry containing 1.5 wt % or more of a solid component including waste paper pulp is separated into a long fiber fraction and a short fiber fraction by using an outward type slit screen including an opening portion having a slit width in the range of 0.1 mm to 0.3 mm. The solid component ratio of the long fiber fraction and the short fiber fraction is in the range from 10:90 to 60:40, and the difference in Canadian Standard Freeness of the long fiber fraction and the short fiber fraction is in the range of 100 ml to 300 ml.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Aikawa Iron Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shisei Goto, Takaharu Noda, Hiroki Ohtake, Tatsumi Hosaka
  • Patent number: 8920639
    Abstract: The invention provides a combustion process using comminuted fuel solids from a steam-driven shear field, with controlled water content and optionally coated with a combustion catalyst. The method allows fuel solids to burn for energy production at low temperatures. The lower temperatures avoid emissions of nitrogen oxides, and the process also yields a clean, friable ash that has economic value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hydrocoal Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David Walker Taylor
  • Patent number: 8882007
    Abstract: The present invention related to a method for the recycling of batteries by recovering and regenerating the cathode material. The method includes the steps of isolating the cathode particles and then regenerating the cathode particles for use in the same type of battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Retriev Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: W. Novis Smith, Scott Swoffer
  • Patent number: 8864058
    Abstract: The method of producing a colored powder of a polymeric material includes the steps of selecting a feedstock of said polymeric material, pulverizing said polymeric material in a pulverizer to produce a powder, moving the powder directly from the pulverizer to a mixer; spraying a liquid formulation including a colorant into the powder within the mixer, and mixing the liquid formulation and powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Reduction Engineering, Inc., ColorMatrix Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Sly, Jim Mauri, Jeff Masar, Keith Bell
  • Publication number: 20140294970
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pharmaceutical submicron suspension and a method of forming the submicron suspension. The submicron suspension is useful for delivery of relatively hydrophobic and/or low solubility therapeutic agent. The submicron suspension and method of forming the submicron suspension typically employ a polymeric material that aids in preventing aggregation of the therapeutic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Bahram Asgharian, Ernesto J. Castillo, Masood A. Chowhan
  • Patent number: 8846225
    Abstract: Methods for making a recycled or refurbished electrode material for an energy-storage device are provided. One example method comprises harvesting a lithium-deficient electrode material from a recycling or waste stream, and replenishing at least some lithium in the lithium-deficient electrode material. A second example method comprises breeching an enclosure of a cell of an energy storage device, replenishing at least some lithium in a lithium-deficient electrode material of the cell, and sealing the enclosure of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Steven E. Sloop
  • Publication number: 20140284407
    Abstract: In a method for producing nanofibril cellulose, cellulose based fibre material, in which internal bonds in the cellulose fibre have been weakened by chemical modification, are supplied, for separating fibrils, through several counter-rotating rotors outwards in the radial direction with respect to the rotation axis of the rotors in such a way that the material is repeatedly subjected to shearing and impacting forces by the effect of the blades of the different counter-rotating rotors, whereby it is simultaneously fibrillated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Juha Tamper, Markus Nuopponen
  • Patent number: 8840052
    Abstract: A process for converting, separating and removing conversion products from grain endosperm using a contained reaction vessel to effect conversions and extractions. The process minimizes particulate interference with equipment, thereby lowering operating and capital expense. Successive conversion and extraction processes reuse major system parts in each step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Robert E. Cadwalader, Rex A. Dieterle
  • Patent number: 8841374
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an aqueous suspension of calcium carbonate by grinding in an aqueous medium in the presence of an acrylic grinding aid agent and of an alkali carbonate salt. These salts enable the quantity of grinding aid agent used to be reduced, for an equivalent level of performance in terms of rheology and granulometry of the suspensions. The method includes a first step of manufacture of the alkali carbonate salt within the aqueous solution of acrylic polymer itself, through the addition of alkali hydroxide and bubbling of carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Coatex
    Inventors: Olivier Guerret, Christian Jacquemet