Formation Of Solid Particulate Material Directly From Molten Or Liquid Mass (e.g., Liquid Comminuting) Patents (Class 264/5)
  • Patent number: 10478409
    Abstract: The invention relates to aqueous suspension pharmaceutical compositions of poorly water soluble drugs, wherein said drugs are selected from compounds of formula I wherein R1-R9 are defined herein; processes for preparing these compositions and their use in medicine, especially their use in the treatment of ocular diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Gary Paul Cook, Garry Thomas Gwozdz, Theodore Patrick Laslo
  • Patent number: 10420785
    Abstract: A taste-masked rapidly dispersible dosage form of topiramate is provided. Wax coated particles of topiramate are included within a porous bound matrix. The topiramate retains its taste-masked form after dispersion in the mouth of a subject even though the particles are not coated with a polymeric material. The dosage form disperses in saliva or water in less than 2 min even though it has a high content of wax. It can be used to treat diseases or disorders that are therapeutically responsive to topiramate or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jules Jacob, Lauren Beach, Thomas G. West, Donald C. Monkhouse, Henry L. Surprenant
  • Patent number: 10266415
    Abstract: A method for producing silica aerogel according to the present invention includes: a solation step of generating a sol by adding monoalkyltrialkoxysilane to an acidic aqueous solution containing silicic acid; and a gelation step of generating a wet gel by gelating the sol. Moreover, the production method includes a drying step of removing a solvent, which is contained in the wet gel, from the wet gel by drying the wet gel at less than a critical temperature of the solvent and at less than a critical pressure of the solvent. Then, the monoalkyltrialkoxysilane is added to the acidic aqueous solution so that an amount of silicon in the monoalkyltrialkoxysilane becomes 1 mol part or more with respect to 1 mol part of an amount of silicon in the acidic aqueous solution containing the silicic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Kugimiya, Takumasa Yamada, Hideyuki Ando
  • Patent number: 10246333
    Abstract: Provided is a method for continuously manufacturing carbon nanotube fibers with high strength and high conductivity, which includes synthesizing carbon nanotube fibers by direct spinning; treating the carbon nanotube fibers with a strong acid while applying tension thereto; and washing the carbon nanotube fibers treated with the strong acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Seung Min Kim, Hyeon Su Jeong, Jae Geun Lee, Dong Myeong Lee, Hun Su Lee, Young Kwan Kim, Jun Beom Park
  • Patent number: 10101439
    Abstract: The present invention suggests a power control apparatus and method of a vehicle which switch the switching frequency component generated in the power supply module to odd-number times of a Nyquist frequency which is the most ignorable in the frequency domain which is used for the FMCW radar, thereby preventing the erroneous detection due to the switching frequency in the FMCW. The present invention provides a power control apparatus of a vehicle radar, including: a first frequency signal generating unit which generates a first frequency signal with a predetermined amplitude; a second frequency signal obtaining unit which converts a frequency value of the first frequency signal to obtain a second frequency signal; and a power supply control unit which controls the power to operate a vehicle radar based on the second frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kang Hyun Yoo
  • Patent number: 10072119
    Abstract: The molecular weight of a semi-crystalline starting polyester comprising ethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate units is enhanced by heating the semi-crystalline starting polyester, having a melting point Tm, at a temperature in the range of (Tm-40° C.) to Tm to obtain a solid stated polyester, where the semi-crystalline starting polyester has an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.45 dL/g, and an amount of carboxylic acid end groups in the range of 15 to 122 meq/kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Synvina C.V.
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Kolstad, Gerardus Johannes Maria Gruter, Matheus Adrianus Dam, Jesper Gabriël van Berkel, Robert Joseph Schiavone, Marion L. Andrews
  • Patent number: 10064418
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel method of making a structuring agent for edible dispersions such as margarines or spreads. Fat, or another structuring component, is subjected to a process involving mixing it with liquefied gas or supercritical gas, and expanding the mixture through an orifice. In the invention, water is added to the mixture prior to expansion, so as to provide a spray liquid in the form of a fat and water emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: UPFIELD US INC.
    Inventors: Frank Emile Wubbolts, Cynthia Akkermans, Tjerk De Vries, Ernst Jan Siewers, Daniela Oana Trambitas, Rolf Sebastiaan Wilms
  • Patent number: 9849100
    Abstract: The invention relates to aqueous suspension pharmaceutical compositions of poorly water soluble drugs, wherein said drugs are selected from compounds of formula (I) (Formula (I)), wherein R1-R9 are defined herein; processes for preparing these compositions and their use in medicine, especially their use in the treatment of ocular diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Gary Paul Cook, Garry Thomas Gwozdz, Theodore Patrick Laslo
  • Patent number: 9737864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing microcapsules having a calibrated diameter and at least one parameter characteristic of the mechanical properties of an equally calibrated microcapsule, characterized in that the method includes the steps of: producing microcapsules by means of injection into a microsystem (10) of three fluids (f1, f2, f3); deforming the microcapsules by means generating a flow within a capillary tube (20); observing and acquiring the outline of at least one deformed microcapsule observed by an optical acquisition means (30); comparing the acquired outline with outlines from a collection of reference microcapsule outlines; determining the diameter and said at least one parameter characteristic of the mechanical properties of the observed microcapsule; and modifying the flow rates (Q1, Q2, and/or Q3) of the fluids (f1, f2, f3). The present invention also relates to a system for producing calibrated microcapsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Leclerc, Anne-Virginie Salsac, Dominique Barthes-Biesel, Thi Xuan Chu
  • Patent number: 9707186
    Abstract: A core-shell particle formulation for delivering multiple therapeutic agents is disclosed. More particularly, the formulation comprising protein-protein core-shell particle configured to independently release therapeutic agents from the core and the shell. Moreover, the core-shell particle bearing therapeutic agents enable treatment against the diseases such as cancer, inflammatory and auto-immune diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Manzoor Koyakutty, Shantikumar Nair, Archana P. Retnakumari
  • Patent number: 9589691
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed to methods of producing desired isotopes in commercial nuclear reactors using instrumentation tubes conventionally found in nuclear reactor vessels to expose irradiation targets to neutron flux found in the operating nuclear reactor. Example embodiments include assemblies for retention and producing radioisotopes in nuclear reactors and instrumentation tubes thereof. Example embodiments include one or more retention assemblies that contain one or more irradiation targets and are useable with example delivery systems that permit delivery of irradiation targets. Example embodiments may be sized, shaped, fabricated, and otherwise configured to successfully move through example delivery systems and conventional instrumentation tubes while containing irradiation targets and desired isotopes produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Melissa Allen, Nicholas R. Gilman, Heather Hatton, William Earl Russell, II
  • Patent number: 9549805
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tissue fillers. The tissue fillers can include a plurality of tissue particles formed from acellular tissue matrix fragments. The tissue fillers can be used to fill tissue sites, such as voids formed after tissue resection. The disclosure also includes methods of treating tissue using the tissue fillers. The tissue particles can each be formed of tissue fragments having certain sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Hayzlett, Ivis Munoz, Nimesh Kabaria, Joshua Czeczuga
  • Patent number: 9474999
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a bi-directional reactor and supported amine sorbent, and more particularly to a method and system for carbon dioxide sequestration utilizing a bi-directional reactor and monoethenalamine (MEA) on a substrate. The bi-directional reactor is configured to reclaim the sorbent material as the sorbent is immobilized during the sorption phase, but is mobilized during desorption phased. The immobilized sorbent reacts with the desired contaminate to absorb and is transported to another reactor during desorption phase, thereby permitting reclamation of the sorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Maohong Fan
  • Patent number: 9353230
    Abstract: A resin pellet of the present invention includes a resin base material and a plurality of microparticles embedded in the resin base material. The resin pellet is covered with the plurality of microparticles on the surface of the resin base material. According to the present invention, it is possible to prevent detachment of the microparticles to be applied on the resin base material and to effectively suppress blocking of resin pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Du Pont-Mitsui Polychemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Chiba, Izumi Sasai
  • Patent number: 9314800
    Abstract: Apparatuses and processes for forming powder are disclosed. The apparatus includes a chamber having a head plate and an array of aerosol and burner nozzles attached to the head plate for generating aerosols and flames respectively. Powder is produced by atomizing a liquid composition to project an aerosol of droplets into the chamber and heating the aerosol with flames projected by the burner nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventors: Hai Wang, Yang Lee Wang, Erin Napua Kampschroer
  • Patent number: 9209374
    Abstract: Disclosed are a thermoelectric material and a method of forming a thermoelectric material having an optimal stoichiometry, the method including obtaining a first precursor material, wherein the first precursor material is an antimony precursor, and obtaining a second precursor material, wherein the second precursor is chosen from the group consisting of a tellurium precursor and a selenium precursor. The method further includes combining the precursor materials, heating the combination of precursor materials, and isolating a plurality of semiconductor nanocrystals from the heated precursor materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Evident Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Z. Peng, Susanthri Perera, Dave Socha, Clinton T. Ballinger
  • Patent number: 9144563
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a liposomal preparation for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition and the use of such a composition for the treatment of “triple receptor negative” breast cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Medigene AG
    Inventors: Kay-Oliver Kliche, Axel Mescheder, Martine Piccart
  • Publication number: 20150141525
    Abstract: A method for producing starch granules suitable as an excipient for an orally disintegrating tablet. Fluidized bed granulation is performed by spraying a starch paste in small amounts while a ?-starch is being fluidized using an air-fluidized bed. Subsequently, fluidized bed drying is performed at a temperature equal to or higher than the gelatinization temperature of the ?-starch. This yields starch granules having a high degree of gelatinization in comparison with the amount of ?-starch adhered to the ?-starch by the spraying of the starch paste. These starch granules alone impart satisfactory oral disintegratability and breaking strength to the tablet. Accordingly, when used as an excipient during tableting of orally disintegrating tablets, other auxiliary excipients such as saccharides or crystalline cellulose need not be added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: JAPAN CORN STARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Umezaki, Hiroshige Murase, Toshio Uno, Toshiyuki Niwa
  • Patent number: 9034224
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method of preparing polyamide particles. The method include spray drying a solution containing a polyamide to form polyamide particles having an average diameter of between about 0.5 ?m and about 10 ?m and at least about 85% of the polyamide particles having a diameter distribution of no more than about 1.5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Research Foundation of The City University Of New York
    Inventors: Alexander Couzis, Jeffrey Morris, Ankur D. Shah, Vilobh Shete
  • Patent number: 9034799
    Abstract: Use of two different methods, either each by itself or in combination, to enhance the stiffness, strength, maximum possible use temperature, and environmental resistance of thermoset polymer particles is disclosed. One method is the application of post-polymerization process steps (and especially heat treatment) to advance the curing reaction and to thus obtain a more densely crosslinked polymer network. The other method is the incorporation of nanofillers, resulting in a heterogeneous “nanocomposite” morphology. Nanofiller incorporation and post-polymerization heat treatment can also be combined to obtain the benefits of both methods simultaneously. The present invention relates to the development of thermoset nanocomposite particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Sun Drilling Products Corporation
    Inventor: Jozef Bicerano
  • Patent number: 9023258
    Abstract: A method and formulation for preparing spray dried vancomycin. In various embodiment, the formulation includes vancomycin HCl (10-20%) and one or more of the following PEG (0-5%), mannitol (0-5%), ethanol (0-10%), and a citrate buffer. Spray dried vancomycin has favorable reconstitution times and water content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Cynthia Fragale, Daniel Brueck
  • Publication number: 20150118320
    Abstract: One of the purposes of the present invention is to provide an aqueous dispersion of silicone elastomer particles to provide a stable emulsion and the silicone elastomer particle, wherein a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether which has an alkyl group having a large number of carbon atoms is used as a surfactant. Further, another purpose is to provide a cosmetic comprising said aqueous dispersion or said silicone elastomer particles and giving a good feeling in the use. The present invention provides an aqueous dispersion comprising (A) silicone elastomer particles having a 90% volume cumulative diameter (D90) of 0.3 to 20 ?m in an amount of 5 to 80 mass %, based on a total mass of the aqueous dispersion, (B) at least one polyoxyethylene alkyl ether having an alkyl group having 18 carbon atoms in an amount of 0.01 to 15 mass %, based on a total mass of the aqueous dispersion, wherein a hydrophile-lipophile balance (HLB) of the polyoxyethylene alkyl ether is 12.8 to 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinori INOKUCHI, Ryuji HORIGUCHI, Chihiro HAYAKAWA, Masayuki KONISHI
  • Patent number: 8986587
    Abstract: A system for making PET objects including a means for reacting a first PET precursor and a second PET precursor to produce a PET melt; a means for flowing the PET melt to a valve having at least two outlets; a means for flowing the PET melt from at least one of the at least two outlets to at least one distribution manifold, each of the at least one distribution manifold having at least two distribution lines; a means for controlling individually the mass flow of the PET melt in each of the at least two distribution lines independently of the other of the at least two distribution lines; and a means for forming the PET objects from the PET melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Chemlink Capital
    Inventor: Nicholas P. Barakat
  • Patent number: 8974986
    Abstract: A method for producing metal-supported carbon includes supporting metal microparticles on the surface of carbon black, by a liquid-phase reduction method, in a thin film fluid formed between processing surfaces arranged to be opposite to each other so as to be able to approach to and separate from each other, at least one of which rotates relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: M. Technique Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Enomura
  • Patent number: 8968769
    Abstract: The present invention features an orally disintegrating dosage form including from about 5% to about 40%, by weight, of at least one hydrated salt and a pharmaceutically active agent, wherein the at least one hydrated salt has a dehydration temperature of from about 20 to about 120 ° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Bunick, Joseph Luber
  • Publication number: 20150054184
    Abstract: A mixture of fine powder including thorium oxide was converted to granulated powder by forming a first-green-body and heat treating the first-green-body at a high temperature to strengthen the first-green-body followed by granulation by crushing or milling the heat-treated first-green-body. The granulated powder was achieved by screening through a combination of sieves to achieve the desired granule size distribution. The granulated powder relies on the thermal bonding to maintain its shape and structure. The granulated powder contains no organic binder and can be stored in a radioactive or other extreme environment. The granulated powder was pressed and sintered to form a dense compact with a higher density and more uniform pore size distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ching-Fong Chen
  • Publication number: 20150056294
    Abstract: Provided herein relates to methods and compositions for preparing a silk microsphere and the resulting silk microsphere. In some embodiments, the methods and compositions described herein are all aqueous, which can be used for encapsulating an active agent in a silk microsphere, while maintaining activity of the active agent during processing. In some embodiments, the resulting silk microsphere can be used for sustained delivery of an active agent encapsulated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: David L. Kaplan, Tuna Yucel, Xiaoqin Wang, Michael Lovett
  • Publication number: 20150056293
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods of preparing silk nanoparticles and microparticles, methods of encapsulating an active agent into the silk nano- and microparticles and compositions comprising these silk particles. In particular, the silk spheres are prepared from phase separation of silk and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), without exposure to an organic solvent. The method employs a chemical, PVA, which is an FDA-approved ingredient in drug formulations. Different parameters can be adjusted to control the size and shape of the silk spheres during the fabrication process. The silk particle compositions of the present invention may also encapsulate active agents or chemicals. Such compositions allow the active agents to be controllably and sustainably released to the target organs or tissues. The silk composition entrapping active agents also provides for a long-term storage medium for the active agents so entrapped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaoqin Wang, David L. Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20150050497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a nicotinamide powder, comprising the steps of providing an aqueous solution of nicotinamide and spray drying the solution. The invention also relates to a nicotinamide powder, devices for its production and uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Detlef Gerritzen, Norbert Clausen, Heike Irle, Uwe Zacher
  • Publication number: 20150037420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sustained release formulations comprising as active ingredient octreotide or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof and two or more different polylactide-co-glycolide polymers (PLGAs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Holger Petersen, Markus Ahlheim
  • Patent number: 8946200
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed at a pharmaceutically active nanoparticle suspension that may be optically clear. Such suspensions may be formed by selective dissolution of a pharmaceutically active compound in a first solvent followed by introduction into a second solvent, such as an aqueous medium, without substantial use of surfactants and/or mechanical shear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Joseph A McDonough, Hong Dixon
  • Publication number: 20150010460
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a carbon material for lithium ion secondary battery negative electrode, the carbon material containing a plurality of carbon particles, the method comprising the steps of: preparing a resin dispersion material containing a dispersion medium and a plurality of resin particles which are substantially insoluble in the dispersion medium; ejecting a plurality of liquid droplets of the resin dispersion material using a liquid droplet ejecting method, the liquid droplets each containing the dispersion medium and at least one of the resin particles; and heat-treating the plurality of liquid droplets so that the resin particle contained in each liquid droplet is carbonized while removing the dispersion medium to thereby obtain at least one of the carbon particles from each liquid droplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Takeshi Takeuchi, Shuhei Okumura, Toru Kamata, Yoshimasa Yokota
  • Publication number: 20150004489
    Abstract: A method of preparing a positive active material for a lithium secondary battery represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 (LiwNixCoyMn1-x-y-zMzO2) includes: (a) preparing a metal salt aqueous solution including a lithium raw material, a manganese raw material, a nickel raw material, and a cobalt raw material; (b) wet-pulverizing the metal salt aqueous solution using beads having a particle diameter of 0.05 to 0.30 mm at 2000 to 6000 rpm for 2 to 12 hours to prepare a slurry; (c) adding a carbon source to the slurry; (d) spray-drying the slurry of the step (c) to prepare a mixed powder; and (e) heat-treating the mixed powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Ho Song, Young Jun Kim, Jae-Hun Kim, Kyoung Joon Lee, Min-Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20140378454
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of methods for providing components of pharmaceutical compositions comprising poorly water-soluble drugs. In particular the present invention relates to methods for providing stable, amorphous hybrid nanoparticles, comprising at least one protein kinase inhibitor and at least one polymeric stabilizing and matrix-forming component, useful in pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Magnus Brisander, Mustafa Demirbüker, Gérald Jesson, Martin Malmsten, Helene Dérand
  • Publication number: 20140377538
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a process for the preparation of water-absorbent polymer particles, comprising the process steps including of drying the polymer gel particles wherein in process step (viii) the gel particles obtained in process step (vii) are charged onto the surface of the belt material of a belt dryer at a position L0 and are subsequently dried on their way through the belt dryer and wherein the belt material has been cooled before coming into contact with the gel particles. The invention also relates to water-absorbent polymer particles obtainable by such a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Herbert Vorholt, Henry Rudolph, Armin Reimann, Volker Becker, Detlef Jung, Manfred van Stiphoudt
  • Publication number: 20140364546
    Abstract: Provided is a polycarbonate resin composition pellet, which has a light transmittance at a wavelength of 380 nm of 97.0% or more when the light transmittance is measured by using a methylene chloride solution having a concentration of 12 g/dL, the solution being charged into a quartz glass cell having an optical path length of 5 cm, and which has a viscosity-average molecular weight (Mv) of from 11,000 to 22,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio Okamoto, Takayoshi Tanaka, Masami Takimoto, Yasunobu Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20140357730
    Abstract: Included are polymer compositions such as polyurethaneureas, polyamides and polyesters. The compositions may be in a variety of forms such as dispersions, powders, fibers, and beads. The compositions are useful in the preparation of many products including health and beauty products such as cosmetics, paint, household products such as fabric care compositions, apparel/footwear and textiles/furnishings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Hong LIU, Charles Frank Iavarone, James Michael Lambert, Sonia Menot, Federica Maria Roberta Stoppa
  • Publication number: 20140352607
    Abstract: A raw material for growing an ingot according to the embodiment comprises an agglomerate raw material in which fine particles are agglomerated, wherein the agglomerate raw material has a granular shape. A method for fabricating a raw material for growing an ingot according to the embodiment comprises the steps of: preparing an ultrahigh-purity powder; and granulating the ultrahigh-purity powder. A method for fabricating an ingot according to the embodiment comprises the steps of: preparing a raw material; filling the raw material in a crucible; and growing a single crystal from the raw material, wherein the raw material comprises an agglomerate raw material in which fine particles are agglomerated, and the agglomerate raw material has a granular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bum Sup Kim, Kyoung Seok Min
  • Publication number: 20140349105
    Abstract: To provide a composition for a three-dimensional integrated circuit capable of forming a filling interlayer excellent in thermal conductivity also in a thickness direction, using agglomerated boron nitride particles excellent in the isotropy of thermal conductivity, disintegration resistance and kneading property with a resin. A composition for a three-dimensional integrated circuit, comprising agglomerated boron nitride particles which have a specific surface area of at least 10 m2/g, the surface of which is constituted by boron nitride primary particles having an average particle size of at least 0.05 ?m and at most 1 ?m, and which are spherical, and a resin (A) having a melt viscosity at 120° C. of at most 100 Pa·s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Masanori YAMAZAKI, Mari ABE, Tomohide MURASE, Yasuhiro Kawase, Makoto IKEMOTO, Hideki KIRITANI, Yasunori MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20140348885
    Abstract: This invention relates to a mass preparation method of spherical natural color wax beads and according to the invention, the beads have a higher specific gravity than water so that the beads do not flow into the sea and they are biodegradable to fundamentally remarkably reduce marine ecosystem contamination, and it enables mass preparation by significantly improving the previous preparation of spherical natural color wax beads which had difficulties in their mass preparation while using expensive equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Sung Ho LEE, Sang Uk Kim, Chang Wan Lim, Yeo Jin Jeong
  • Publication number: 20140350326
    Abstract: A system, method and device for treating tumor cells utilizing a resorbable therapy seed made up of microspheres containing a beta- or alpha-particle-emitting radiation source and a resorbable polymer matrix. These seeds are implanted within the tumor and then rapidly dissolved so as to release the microspheres from the polymer matrix. These microspheres then spread within a preselected target area and provide radiation therapy in a predetermined amount and at a preselected rate according the specific needs and necessities of the users. The configuration of the microspheres, the types of radiation provided and the location and use of these microspheres provides desired localized treatment to target cells while preferentially avoiding or minimizing undesired damage to surrounding tissue. The present invention provides a method for making the seeds, as well as a method for utilizing the seeds as a part of the treatment method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Darrell R. Fisher, You Han Bae, Zhonggao Gao
  • Patent number: 8894893
    Abstract: A method of preparing transparent or nontransparent silica aerogel granules. The method includes forming a granular wet gel by spraying a silica sol into alcohol, the silica sol being prepared by mixing a water glass solution or an opacifier-containing water glass solution with an inorganic acid solution, forming a granular alcohol gel through gelation aging and solvent substitution of the granular wet gel in alcohol, hydrophobically modifying the surface of the granular alcohol gel using an organic silane compound, and drying the surface modified gel at ambient pressure or in a vacuum. The method may prepare silica aerogel granules in a short period of time through heat treatment at a relatively low temperature and at ambient pressure or in a vacuum, thereby ensuring excellent economic feasibility, continuity and reliability, suited for mass production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Young-Soo Ahn, Jeong-gu Yeo, Churl-Hee Cho
  • Publication number: 20140339078
    Abstract: Provided is a glucose sensor. The glucose sensor according to the present invention includes noble metal-graphene composites, and has high sensitivity and significantly excellent current flow as compared to titanium dioxide-graphene composites. In addition, the noble metal-graphene composite manufactured by aerosol spray pyrolysis serves as an improved glucose sensor having desirable sensitivity, stability, reproducibility, and selectivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Hee Dong JANG, Han Kwon CHANG, Sun Kyung KIM, Ki Min ROH
  • Patent number: 8883052
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a polyvinyl butyral resin pellet is provided that gives off little odor when produced and handled, as well as has a high apparent density and favorable handleability. The present invention includes a method for producing a polyvinyl butyral resin pellet including the steps of: melting polyvinyl butyral resin powder with a water content of 0.01 to 6 wt % by means of a melt extruder that has at least one vent portion for devolatilization equipped with vacuum means, and cutting the melt of the polyvinyl butyral resin after extrusion of it from the melt extruder. The present invention further includes a polyvinyl butyral resin pellet having a total content of butyl aldehyde and 2-ethyl-2-hexenal of 100 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuhi Shimazumi, Koichiro Isoue, Seiji Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20140327163
    Abstract: A process for obtaining granules for manufacturing a silicon carbide based sintered product, includes a) mixing a powder of silicon carbide SiC particles, whose average diameter d50 is at least about 2 micrometers with a powder of a boron compound particles, whose average diameter d50 is at least about 2 micrometers, the SiC particles content being more than 90% by weight of the powder mixture; b) co-milling the powder mixture until the overall average diameter d50 of the resulting particles is between 0.3 and 1 micrometers; c) chemically treating the powder mixture by base solution and acid wash; d) mixing the powder mixture of c) with 1 to 10% by weight, based upon the silicon carbide content, of a carbon containing resin having a water miscibility of more than 10:50, as measured according to the ISO8989 standard, and e) spray-drying the resulting mixture of d), to generate the granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Vidar Johannessen, Jostein Mosby
  • Patent number: 8877243
    Abstract: A process for making cross-linked polysaccharide gels, particularly cross-linked hyaluronic acid gels, under basic conditions. The resulting gels possess improved degradation characteristics, and are useful in a variety of medical and cosmetic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ultraceuticals R&D Pty., Ltd.
    Inventors: Simone Charlotte Vonwiller, Geoffrey Kenneth Heber
  • Publication number: 20140303365
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for treating phytoglycogen-containing materials to generate phytoglycogen compositions with enhanced emulsification attribute. One method comprises contacting a phytoglycogen-containing material with at least one protease. The other method comprises heat treatment of a phytoglycogen-containing material, such as corn kernels. The two methods can be applied independently, or can be applied in combination. Applications of phytoglycogen compositions are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: PHYTOPTION, LLC
    Inventor: Jingmin Zhang
  • Patent number: 8846035
    Abstract: The present invention describes methods and tools for preparing a population of monodisperse polymer microparticles, which are of particular interest in the field of drug delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Rene Bohmer, Johannes Antonius Maria Steenbakkers, Suzanna Helena Petronella Maria De Winter, Anne Bechet, Rudolf Verrijk
  • Patent number: 8841378
    Abstract: Polymeric particles having a size of about 0.1 to about 100 microns comprising at least two different phase separated polymers, at least one pigment, and at least one additive, where the pigment and additive are distributed within the phase separated polymers. Also disclosed are methods for preparing polymeric particles comprising phase separated polymers that comprise additives and pigments, wherein the methods involve molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaorong Wang, George Böhm
  • Patent number: 8840816
    Abstract: Spherical particles of one or more elemental metals and carbon are prepared from a precursor in the form of a metal oleate. The metal oleate precursor is dispersed in a liquid vehicle and aerosol droplets of the dispersed precursor are formed in a stream of an inert gas. The aerosol droplets are heated in the stream to decompose the oleate ligand portion of the precursor and form spherical particles that have a mesoporous nanocrystalline structure. The open mesopores of the spherical particles provide a high surface area for contact with fluids in many applications. For example, the mesopores can be infiltrated with a hydrogen absorbing material, such as magnesium hydride, in order to increase the hydrogen storage capacity of the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Qiangfeng Xiao, Mei Cai, Hiesang Sohn, Yunfeng Lu