With Solidifying, Consolidating Or Shaping Patents (Class 241/3)
  • Patent number: 9611587
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for preparing self-binding pigment particles from an aqueous suspension of a calcium carbonate containing material, wherein an anionic binder and at least one cationic polymer are mixed with the suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Patrick A. C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Maximilian Laufmann, Lars Andersson
  • Patent number: 9371571
    Abstract: A process for granulation of hot liquid slag wherein the hot liquid slag is mixed with solid metallic particles so as to form a solidified, vitrified slag cake mixed with said metallic particles and said slag cake is discharged in a water bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: PAUL WURTH S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Solvi, Bob Greiveldinger, Mathias Hoffmann, Claudine Friederici, Daniel Michels
  • Patent number: 9266784
    Abstract: A granular cohered MOP fertilizer having one or more micronutrients, and one or more binding ingredients. The fertilizer is prepared by compacting MOP feed material with one or more micronutrients and one or more optional binders to form a cohered MOP composition. The cohered MOP composition is then further processed, such as by crushing and sizing, to form a cohered granular MOP product containing micronutrients. The process yields a fertilizer product containing micronutrients with superior elemental and granule size distribution without comprising handling or storage qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: The Mosaic Company
    Inventors: Del Ferguson, Ronald Olson, Carey Heinbigner
  • Patent number: 9200346
    Abstract: A process for dry granulation of hot liquid slag wherein the hot liquid slag is mixed with solid metallic particles so as to form a solidified, vitrified slag cake mixed with the metallic particles, the slag cake is crushed so as to form hot slag particles and heated solid particles, said particles are cooled and said solid metallic particles are recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: PAUL WURTH S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Solvi, Bob Greiveldinger, Claudine Friederici, Daniel Michels, Mathias Hoffmann, Horst Kappes
  • Patent number: 9192992
    Abstract: A method for converting spherical or amorphous metal particles into lamellar flakes that promote improved adhesive and cohesive characteristics when incorporated into coating compositions. The metal flakes produced exhibit properties compatible with binder chemistries such as isocyanates, titanates, titanate hybrids and are suitable for use in conjunction with advanced top coating techniques, such as electrodeposition. The particles produced by the method may be used in coatings and may exhibit improved substrate adhesion and improved cohesion characteristics when used in conjunction with an electrodeposition top coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Metal Flake Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff McAnally, Michael Williams
  • Patent number: 9192900
    Abstract: In the gasification furnace raw material supplying apparatus, the protective gas (36) is jetted toward the fluidized bed (4) formed in the fluidized bed gasification furnace (1) from an end portion on the downstream side (B) of the screw feeder (28) in the raw material supplying direction using the nozzle (42) in the screw shaft (27). In addition, the protective gas (36) is jetted toward the fluidized bed (4) from the periphery of the end portion on the downstream side (B) of the screw feeder (28) in the raw material supplying direction using the nozzles (37) provided at the furnace wall (23) of the fluidized bed gasification furnace (1). As a result, the end portion of the screw shaft (27) on the downstream side (B) in the raw material supplying direction is prevented from being exposed to the bed material which is a component of the fluidized bed (4), and abrasion of the front end portion of the screw can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Takafuji
  • Patent number: 9044758
    Abstract: Disclosed is a manufacturing method for a fine powder exhibiting improved solubility, little impurity contamination, and a high recovery rate. Material to be ground and a grinding medium are suspended and stirred in a liquefied inert gas dispersion medium such as dried ice, and the material to be ground is made into a sub-micron or nano-sized fine powder. A uniform fine powder can be obtained when the material to be ground is a mixture having two or more components. Impurity contamination can be reduced by using granular dry ice as the grinding medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Moriroku Chemicals Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Niwa, Shohei Sugimoto, Kazumi Danjo, Masaaki Nishio, Yasuo Nakanishi, Sakiko Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20150102138
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the reclaiming of carpet waste material. More particularly, the invention relates to a method and system for reclaiming carpet components such as yarn, tufting primary, binder, and secondary backing from post industrial and post consumer carpet waste in a substantially continuous flow process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: John J.M. Rees, Edward Huitt, Leonard Lee Hixon
  • Publication number: 20150104508
    Abstract: Systems, methods, compositions, and devices related to the delivery of one or more biologically active agents to a body include the admixture of one or more biologically active agents with one or more biocompatible polymeric mixtures in a solid-state shear extrusion system. The extrusion systems may include one or more extrusion screws. One or more portions of the one or more extrusion screws, one or more extrusion system active elements, one or more barrel sections, and/or one or more extruder work zones may be temperature controlled to maintain a temperature of the biocompatible polymeric mixture in contact therewith at or below the liquefication temperature of the biocompatible polymeric materials. The resulting compositions from the extrusion systems may be fabricated into devices to deliver the one or more biologically active agents to a body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Philip BRUNNER, Mark TAPSAK
  • Publication number: 20150060919
    Abstract: A composite particle comprises inorganic compound particles that are derived from inorganic particle and are uniformly dispersed and sintered in a matrix phase composed of silica, or comprises silica particles that are uniformly dispersed and sintered in a matrix phase composed of said inorganic compound particles. The composite particle is prepared by sintering a mixture of (1) finely powdered silica having a BET specific surface area of 50 m2/g or greater, (2) an inorganic particle other than silica and (3) water at a temperature of 300° C. or higher to form a glass-like substance, and then crushing the glass-like substance. A spherical composite particle is prepared by melting and spheroidizing the mixture of (1)-(3) in a flame of 1,800° C. or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio SHIOBARA, Yoshihiro Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20150041573
    Abstract: A method for recycling adhesive-containing film waste. The film waste is initially coarsely chopped in a chopping device. A liquid or powdered additive that reduces the strength of the adhesive on the film waste is added to material in the chopping device or sprayed on components of the chopping device. The waste material exits the chopping device through a perforated sheet as clumps of material, which are then fed into an agglomerator, where they are agglomerated or compacted into strands of material. The temperature in the agglomerator is between 100 and 200 degrees C., i.e., below the melting point of the material of the film. The strands exiting the agglomerator are then cut to granule size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: WOLFGANG LEITZ
  • Publication number: 20150030671
    Abstract: A method of preparing and composition of bioavailable hydrophobic, poorly water soluble drugs. It uses for example, lecithin, sterol, a calcium salt, and solvent; mixing to form liposomes and then the solvent driven off; the ratios used and physical form differ from others, and maximize performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis A. Spilburg
  • Publication number: 20140346260
    Abstract: Process of press-granulating non-ductile salts and salt mixtures, such as kieserite (MgSO4.H2O), langbeinite (K2SO4.2MgSO4), polyhalide (K2SO4.MgSO4.2CaSO4.2H2O), arcanite (K2SO4) and anhydrite (CaSO4)for preparing stable, storable granulate, by pressing a mixture of fine grains of salt and a viscous, sugar-containing additive, such as molasses having a total sugar content in the dry matter of from 47 to 55%, by roller pressing at pressures up to 260 bar. The press scraps initially obtained, which are ductile, are solidified by maturing of the material at temperatures between 20 and 40° C. and maturing times of 3 to 8 hours prior to crushing them in impact mills and sieving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Stephan KAPS, Heinz SCHERZBERG, Barbara HEUCHEL
  • Publication number: 20140339344
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a shredder for super absorbent polymer that comprises: an inlet portion for feeding a plate-shaped super absorbent polymer; a pulverizing portion for pulverizing the super absorbent polymer fed through the inlet portion; and an outlet portion for discharging the pulverized super absorbent polymer from the pulverizing portion. The pulverizing portion comprises: a rotary drum to which a plurality of rotary blades are attached; at least fixed blade for pulverizing the super absorbent polymer in cooperation with the plural rotary blades; and a housing for holding the rotary drum and the at least one fixed blade. Each rotary blade has a shape of polygon with at least one vertex having an acute angle of at most 45°. The present invention is also to provide a preparation method for super absorbent polymer using the shredder for super absorbent polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Gi-Cheul KIM, Chang-Sun HAN, Sang-Gi LEE, Kyu-Pal KIM, Sung-Soo PARK, Jin-Hyun BAE, Tae-Young WON, Gyu LEEM
  • Publication number: 20140326810
    Abstract: A compressive grinder for a bed of materials, includes: a cylinder having a horizontal axis, and an inner wall having a raceway for a grinding roller arranged inside the cylinder; elements for rotating the cylinder about the axis; the grinding roller having an axis parallel to that of the cylinder; elements for urging the grinding roller against the raceway; an input for supplying material to be ground at one end of the cylinder and an outlet for ground material at the other end. The grinder includes: a smoothing roller upstream of the grinding roller in the cylinder's direction of rotation; elements for keeping the smoothing roller adjacent to and separated from the raceway, such that, upon each cylinder turn, the material consecutively passes under the smoothing roller and then under the grinding roller, the smoothing roller exerting, on the bed of materials, a pressure that smoothes the surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: FIVES FCB
    Inventors: Alain Cordonnier, Sebastien Devroe
  • Publication number: 20140303295
    Abstract: The present invention concerns fire retardant materials made of polymers, plastics and elastomeric-based materials comprising nanoclays intercalated with protonised silane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Samuel Kenig
  • Publication number: 20140290274
    Abstract: The invention provides a first-order phase-transition La(Fe,Si)13-based magnetocaloric material showing small hysteresis loss, and preparation and use thereof. The material has a NaZn13-type structure, is composed of granules with a particle size in the range of 15˜200 ?m and not less than 15 ?m, and is represented by chemical formula La1-xRx(Fe1-p-qCopMnq)13-ySiyA?. The method for preparing the material comprises steps of preparing the material La1-xRx(Fe1-p-qCopMnq)13-ySiyA? by smelting and annealing; and then crushing the material into powder with a particle size in the range of 15˜200 ?m. Without changing the components, a La(Fe,Si)13-based magnetocaloric material showing small hysteresis loss and strong magnetocaloric effect can be obtained by adjusting the particle size within the range of 15˜200 ?m. Utilization of this type of materials in the practical magnetic refrigeration application is of great significance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Fengxia Hu, Ling Chen, Jing Wang, Lifu Bao, Rongrong Wu, Baogen Shen, Jirong Sun, Huayang Gong
  • Publication number: 20140261086
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing titanium dioxide pigment is provided. The process comprises preparing an aqueous slurry of titanium dioxide particles. The process further includes deagglomerating the aqueous slurry of titanium dioxide particles using ultrasonication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Tronox LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Rama Rao Goparaju, David F. Marshall, Vahid Kazerooni
  • Publication number: 20140265011
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for purifying and recycling synthetic turf are provided. The method includes removing a section of used synthetic turf, feeding the section to a rotating beater to knock sand infill loose, and passing the section through a rotating brush roll wherein a turf filament surface is directly contacted by the rotating brush roll to knock any entrained infill material loose from the section of used synthetic turf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TEXTILE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Larry E. Mashburn, David A. Brown, JR., Timothy J. Gentry, SR.
  • Publication number: 20140246525
    Abstract: A pill is divided using a pill splitter and crusher device having a first member coupled to a second member. The first member comprises a pill-receiving cavity and the second member comprises a blade and an anvil. In some contemplated embodiments, the anvil is configured to crush a pill placed within the cavity and the blade is configured to split the pill within the cavity. Furthermore, the anvil is coupled to the second member, such that the anvil could move from a crushing position to a non-crushing position, which allows for crushing and splitting of the pill, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Kinn, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Chandler Young, Chi Hung Cao, Alexander James McKinnon
  • Publication number: 20140217206
    Abstract: A modular system and method for producing urea from bio-mass includes means and steps for “homogenizing” a biomass feedstock stream having components with different bulk density BTU content into a stream having a consistent bulk density BTU content. The steps include cleaning the incoming bio-mass feedstock stream to remove non-organic matter, blending the cleaned bio-mass feedstock stream to obtain a homogeneous blend having a consistent bulk density BTU content, and milling the homogeneous blend bio-mass feedstock stream to a predetermined size no greater than 12 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: 4A TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Terry R. Collins, James L. Simonton, Mario G. Beruvides, Jessie Lozada, Ernesto Iznaga
  • Publication number: 20140216921
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a selection is made for a first major constituent, a second major constituent and a minor constituent for forming a desired material. The method can include mixing the first major constituent, the second major constituent and the minor constituent in a single mixing step to provide a mixture of constituents. The method can include drying the mixture of constituents to provide a dried mixture of constituents and calcining the dried mixture of constituents to provide a calcinated mixture of constituents. The method can include processing the calcinated mixture of constituents to provide a powder of constituents. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion RF, Inc.
    Inventors: Marina Zelner, Andrew Vladimir-Claude Cervin
  • Publication number: 20140209712
    Abstract: A method for the synthesis of OSL grade polycrystalline mass of ceramic materials with dopant C involving source ceramic material preferably in its readily available powder form comprising the steps of melting of the said ceramic material in graphite environment including a graphite crucible/container in vacuum; and obtaining there from polycrystalline aggregate by rapid solidification of said melt to thereby provide said polycrystalline mass of ceramic materials with dopant C of optically stimulated luminescence grade. The said powder form of the ceramic material is compacted and formed into pellets before subjecting to melting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Kunal Purnachandra MUTHE, Mukund Shrinivas KULKARNI, Anuj SONI, Ajay SINGH, Narender Singh RAWAT, Devesh Ramdhar MISHRA, Ratna PRADEEP, Shovit BHATTACHARYA, Deva Nand SHARMA, Shiv Kumar GUPTA
  • Publication number: 20140183289
    Abstract: There is disclosed a material processing method wherein a material is fed between a pair of opposed moving surfaces which converge such that a nip is defined therebetween, whereby the material is drawn into the nip to be compressed or compacted between the surfaces, and thence output from between the surfaces, the method comprising subjecting the material to an asymmetric and/or non uniform flow condition between the surfaces to effect shearing in the material in a direction generally parallel to the direction of flow of the material between the surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Scales, Antoinette Tordesillas, Anthony Dirk Stickland, Robin John Batterham
  • Patent number: 8715807
    Abstract: A mixture of fused grains mainly comprising or composed of an oxide phase of pseudo-brookite type and comprising titanium, aluminum and magnesium, the fused grains having the following chemical composition, in weight percentages on the basis of the oxides: less than 55% of Al2O3; more than 30% and less than 70% of TiO2; more than 1% and less than 15% of MgO, the fused grains also corresponding to the following composition, in molar percentages and on the basis of the single oxides Al2O3, TiO2, MgO: 180?3t+a?220, a?50, m=100?a?t, in which: a is the molar percentage of Al2O3; t is the molar percentage of TiO2; m is the molar percentage of MgO. A ceramic product obtained from such fused grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Europeen
    Inventors: Yves Boussant-Roux, Isabelle Cabodi, Samuel Marlin
  • Publication number: 20140121322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous process for the production of a superabsorbent polymer comprising providing an acidic liquid aqueous monomer mixture containing dissolved oxygen; continuously feeding the aqueous monomer mixture to a reactor; introducing a source of carbonate or hydrogen carbonate into the aqueous monomer mixture prior to entry into the reactor thereby forming a gas phase comprising carbon dioxide and at least a part of the dissolved oxygen, the gas phase being dispersed in the liquid phase; subjecting the gas/liquid mixture to at least partial phase separation immediately prior to or after entry into the reactor and at least partially removing the separated gaseous phase; subjecting the liquid phase in the reactor to free-radical polymerization to obtain the superabsorbent polymer, and continuously removing the superabsorbent polymer from the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Fricker, Herbert Gartner, Marc Hager, Jorg Harren, Hans-Peter Kohler, Harald Plochinger
  • Patent number: 8708258
    Abstract: A machine comprising two rollers for ovalizing a nuclear fuel cladding to crush the content thereof allowing its easy release even if the pellets are arranged in the cladding with little clearance. The opposite inclinations of the rollers promote automatic forward travel of the claddings. The opening and the inclination of the claddings lead to release of the crushed fuel. The rollers are biconical, with an input portion of increasing diameter and an output portion of decreasing diameter, to apply sufficient ovalizations to crush the fuel while restoring rotundity to the cladding when it leaves the machine, to facilitate the outflow of debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Areva NC
    Inventor: Hubert Danten
  • Publication number: 20140113189
    Abstract: The present invention provides an anode material for a lithium secondary battery, which material realizes prolongation of the cycle life of a lithium secondary battery. The present invention relates to an anode active material for a lithium secondary battery, the active material containing a powder produced by a step of forming an etched foil through etching of both surfaces of a foil of Al having a purity of 90 mass % or higher, and a step of shredding the etched foil, the steps being carried out in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Daisuke Hashimoto, Koji Hisayuki
  • Publication number: 20140096705
    Abstract: A process for treating fly ash to activate the fly ash so that it may be used as a substitute for Portland cement, with the process including the use of a specialized rotary mill having variably sized and shaped media to increase the surface area of one fly ash component by grinding, avoiding milling a second fly ash component, while roughing up the surface of the second component to increase its surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Clinton Wesley Pike, SR.
  • Patent number: 8622325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of granules from a liquid composition with a decreased dust production, the process steps are as follows: applying the liquid composition onto solid particles that are kept in a continuous movement by a gas stream in a granulation zone of an oblong granulator, thereby depositing and solidifying liquid composition around the solid particles to increase the size of the particles and thereby form grown solid particles; discharging a stream of the grown solid particles from the granulation zone, dividing, in a size-sorting apparatus, the stream of grown solid particles into individual streams based on the size of the grown solid particles to thereby produce streams of undersized, oversized, and desired-sized grown solid particles; transferring the stream of oversized grown solid particles to a size-reducing apparatus; crushing the stream of oversized grown solid particles in the size-reducing apparatus, thereby reducing the particle size of the oversiz
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Stamicarbon B.V.
    Inventors: Jozef Hubert Meessen, Willem Frederik Roos, Johannes Lambertus Kursten
  • Publication number: 20130212943
    Abstract: Compressed coconut coir pith granules having unique physical and horticultural characteristics are provided along with methods for producing such compressed products by subjecting coconut coir pith to compaction utilizing a roll compactor and subsequently granulating the compacted material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus BERTIN, Eric Nelson, Mark Yelanich
  • Publication number: 20130216734
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for treating waste material comprising: —Collecting release coated cellulose or polymeric sheets from producers and end-users thereof in the form of dense, bulky masses, such as rolls and stacks; —Pre-shredding the dense, bulky masses of release coated sheets into smaller, less dense masses in preparation to the following process steps; —Preparing the pre-shredded material by mixing, separating foreign bodies like metals, etc., and feeding it to a primary grinding station (3); —Grinding the materials into small pieces, of the desired size, preferably down to less than 1 mm; —Adding additives selected from flame retardant, hydrophobic material, pesticide and mixtures thereof and mixing them with the recycled material; —Optionally forming a batt or a sheet by a wet process and/or by adding a binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: RECULINER BVBA
    Inventors: Eric Van Pottelbergh, Bart Verhasselt
  • Publication number: 20130209920
    Abstract: Powdered grit comprising a fused cermet of zirconium oxide (ZrO2) doped with a dopant chosen from yttrium, scandium, and a mixture of scandium and of aluminium and/or of cerium, and of nickel (Ni) and/or of cobalt (Co), said cermet having a eutectic structure, the contents, in mol %, of zirconium oxide, nickel and cobalt being such that 0.250Ni+0.176Co?(ZrO2+dopant)?0.428Ni+0.333Co, and said powdered grit having a median diameter D50 of between 0.3 ?m and 100 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN, CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
    Inventors: Samuel Marlin, Victor Orera Clemente, José Pena Torre, Miguel Angel Laguna Bercero, Angel Larrea Arbaizar, Rosa Merino Rubio
  • Publication number: 20130206875
    Abstract: A process for dry granulation of hot liquid slag wherein the hot liquid slag is mixed with solid metallic particles so as to form a solidified, vitrified slag cake mixed with the metallic particles, the slag cake is crushed so as to form hot slag particles and heated solid particles, said particles are cooled and said solid metallic particles are recycled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PAUL WURTH S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Solvi, Bob Greiveldinger, Claudine Friederici, Daniel Michels, Mathias Hoffmann, Horst Kappes
  • Publication number: 20130193046
    Abstract: A sorptive-filtration system for removing at least one of negatively or positively charged ions, complexes or particulates from an aqueous stream. The system includes a) flow formed substantially from at least one of rainfall-runoff or snowmelt-runoff; b) a filter containment communicating with the runoff stream such that at least part of the stream passes through the filter containment; and c) a granular filter media disposed within the filter containment, the filter media having an amphoteric material applied thereto, wherein the amphoteric material comprises a metal selected from at least one of Fe, Al, Mn, or Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Unit Process Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Unit Process Technologies, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130196233
    Abstract: A negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a Si—Al—Fe alloy represented by Formula 1. The Si—Al—Fe alloy includes a Si phase and an alloy phase, and the alloy phase includes Si, Al, and Fe in a ratio of atomic percentages of about 3:3:2: xSi-yAl-zFe ??Formula 1 wherein 50 at %?x?90 at %, 5 at %?y?30 at %, 5 at %?z?30 at %, and x+y+z=100 at %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8496727
    Abstract: A steel production method in the steel and iron industry involves dividing a vertically falling solid slag stream which flows from a steelmaking furnace into individual streams, forcedly cooling the individual streams, dividing the individual streams into parts by cutting across the movement thereof, forcedly cooling the parts and transferring them to a belt conveyor on which the separate parts are forcedly cooled and transported away from the vessel. A shaped conveyor belt, on which the slag parts are crushed by means of a cylindrical roll, is used for additional crushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Techcom GmbH
    Inventors: Edgar Schumacher, Renata Franzky, Sagadat Schumacher, Viktor Nikolaevich Chloponin, Alexander Kasymovich Farmanov, Anatolij Sergeevich Kostin, Anatolij Konstantinowitch Belitchenko, Andrey Vasilevitsch Judin, Aleksander Nikolaevich Savjuk, Nikolay Alexandrovitch Bogdanov, Sagadat Schumacher
  • Patent number: 8485457
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to devices, and to the use of the same, for producing fuel pellets from moist biomass of all kinds, wherein the biomass is comminuted, mechanically dehydrated, dried, and then processed into pellets, wherein the comminution is a fine comminution and/or the biomass is washed before or after the comminution—optionally with the water developing during the mechanical dehydration—and is optionally pre-dehydrated and/or heated before the mechanical dehydration step, and is optionally comminuted again after the mechanical dehydration for easier drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Hans Werner
  • Publication number: 20130144261
    Abstract: A preparation for the transdermal delivery of a biologically active substance into the body of a patient comprises particles of a formulation comprising the active substance. The particles are irregular in size and shape and may be produced by a low cost manufacturing method such as grinding from a thin film. The particles are angular, i.e. they have sharp edges and corners that allow them to penetrate the outer layer of the skin when subjected to pressure from a roller or an array of blunt-tipped microstructures. Sucrose may be used as an excipient with the active substance to form suitably rigid and angular particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Dewan Fazlul Hoque Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8453953
    Abstract: The invention provides low-cost, non-thermal methods to transform and beneficiate bulk materials, including low rank coals such as peat, lignite, brown coal, subbituminous coal, other carbonaceous solids or derived feedstock. High pressure compaction and comminution processes are linked to transform the solid materials by eliminating interstitial, capillary, pores, or other voids that are present in the materials and that may contain liquid, air or gases that are detrimental to the quality and performance of the bulk materials, thereby beneficiating the bulk products to provide premium feedstock for industrial or commercial uses, such as electric power generation, gasification, liquefaction, and carbon activation. The handling characteristics, dust mitigation aspects and combustion emissions of the products may also be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: GTL Energy Holdings Pty Limited
    Inventors: Robert R. French, Robert A. Reeves
  • Publication number: 20130130117
    Abstract: Modified natural graphite particles intended for forming a negative electrode material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery are characterized by having a circularity of at least 0.93 and at most 1.0 and a surface roughness of at most 1.5% with respect to the length of the particles. These modified natural graphite particles are obtained by a manufacturing method including a step of applying an impact force to natural graphite particles for pulverization and spheroidization to obtain intermediate particles having a circularity of at least 0.93 and at most 1.0, and a step of carrying out surface smoothing of the resulting intermediate particles by mechanical grinding treatment to obtain the modified natural graphite particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamamoto, Tatsuo Nagata, Katsuhiro Nishihara, Noriyuki Negi, Akihiro Yauchi, Tooru Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20130122300
    Abstract: Lithium-based compound small particle compositions, as well as methods and structures associated with the same, are provided. The particle compositions, in some cases, are characterized by having an nano-size particles. The particle compositions may be produced in a milling process. In some embodiments, the particles may be coated with a coating that may enhance certain properties of the particle composition (e.g., electrical conductivity).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Primet Precision Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Primet Precision Materials, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8424784
    Abstract: Methods for creating a proppant of a specific size from a slurry extracted from a fractured hydrocarbon well is provided, including the steps of separating water from the slurry, resulting in a solid stream and a liquid stream; mixing the slurry stream with particulate, resulting in a feed material; fusing proppant material in the feed material; quenching the fused proppant material; breaking the fused proppant material; sizing the broken material for the specific size; and mixing broken material that is not of the specific size with the feed material. A system for performing the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: MBJ Water Partners
    Inventor: Joseph G. Munisteri
  • Publication number: 20130095318
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layered phyllosilicate particle production process (e.g. kaolinite, montmorillonite, pyrophyllite, bentonite, smectite, hectorite, sepiolite, saponite, laponite, halloysite, vermiculite, mica, chlorite, illite type and mixtures) with or without surface modification, the larger size whereof (in D100) in the greater of their dimensions is between 0.05 and 15 microns, as well as to the phyllosilicate particles that can be produced by this process and to their use as additives in plastic or ceramic matrices to obtain materials with multi-sector applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: NANOBIOMATTERS INDUSTRIES, S.L.
    Inventors: José María Lagaron Cabello, Enrique Lagaron Cabello
  • Publication number: 20130090401
    Abstract: A method of making a biodegradable composite is carried out by: (a) providing an aqueous mixture comprising partially hydrolyzed cellulose in a dissolution media; (b) providing a solution comprising a aliphatic polyester in a polar organic solvent; (c) combining the mixture with the solution to form a precipitate; (d) washing the precipitate with water to remove solvent and dissolution media and form a wet biodegradable composite; and then (e) drying the wet biodegradable composite to form a dry biodegradable composite. Composites made from the method are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Raed Hashaikeh, Parakalan Krishnamachari
  • Publication number: 20130037635
    Abstract: A process for defiberizing pulp comprising the steps of attaching a first individual pulp sheet to one or more second individual pulp sheets to form a strip of pulp and feeding the strip of pulp into a defiberizer. The strip of pulp comprises a first individual pulp sheet attached to one or more second individual pulp sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Anirudh Singh, Christopher Michael YOUNG, Timothy Duane SMITH, Steven Lee BARNHOLTZ, Dirk SAEVECKE, Gina ISOLDI, Florian ROUSSELANGE
  • Publication number: 20130040198
    Abstract: The invention relates to lithium-bearing iron phosphate in the form of micrometric mixed aggregates of nanometric particles, to an electrode and cell resulting therefrom and to the method for manufacturing same, which is characterized by a nanomilling step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Sébastien Patoux, Sébastien Martinet, Sébastien Launois, Alain Gourgue, Alain Germeau
  • Publication number: 20120315550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a graphene-modified lithium iron phosphate positive electrode active material and a method for preparing the same, as well as a lithium-ion secondary cell based on this positive electrode active material. The positive electrode active material is prepared by a method in which graphene or graphene oxide and lithium iron phosphate are dispersed in an aqueous solution, agitated and ultrasonicated to mix homogeneously and for a mixture, dried to obtain a lithium iron phosphate material compounded with graphene or graphene oxide, and annealed at high temperature to obtain finally a graphene-modified lithium iron phosphate positive electrode active material. When compared with conventional modified lithium cells coated with carbon or doped with conductive polymers, the lithium-ion secondary cell based on this positive electrode active material features high cell capacity, good cycling performance of charge and discharge, long life and high cycle stability, and has great utility value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Zhaoping Liu, Xufeng Zhou
  • Publication number: 20120315675
    Abstract: Biomass feedstocks (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems are described that can convert feedstock materials to a sugar solution, which can then be fermented to produce a product such as a biofuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Seul-a Bae, Randy Valdez, Thomas Craig Masterman
  • Patent number: 8322636
    Abstract: A process for producing particles from a thin film is provided. The process includes grinding the thin film using granules that afford for the particles to maintain a structure and/or one or more properties of the thin film. In addition, the process provides for a high recovery percentage of the source material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Songtao Wu, Hongfei Jia, Debasish Banerjee, Minjuan Zhang, Masahiko Ishii