Coated Particles Patents (Class 264/7)
  • Patent number: 10107564
    Abstract: Methods of encapsulating a phase change material in a capsule including suspending a particle of the phase change material in an air stream, coating an entire surface of the suspended particle with at least one layer of a sacrificial compound, coating an entire surface of the layer of the sacrificial compound with at least one layer of a second material, and encapsulating the phase change material within a shell formed by the second material. The step of encapsulating comprising heating the particle coated with the sacrificial compound and the second material, thermally decomposing the sacrificial compound, and vaporizing the sacrificial, wherein the sacrificial compound has a decomposition temperature less than a phase change temperature of the phase change material and a phase change temperature of the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: Terrafore Technologies, LLC, Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Anoop Kumar Mathur, Rajan Babu Kasetty, James D. Oxley
  • Patent number: 9625846
    Abstract: Suspension polymerization toner of core-shell structure with positive charges comprises core-shell composite particles prepared by mixing composition forming toner core particles with aqueous dispersion liquid, carrying out a heating polymerization reaction to obtain suspension dispersion liquid of toner soft core particles, and carrying out a water-based polymerization reaction to form the core-shell composite particles of which an outer surface of the toner core particles are coated with the rigid shell layer with dense positive charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN LEPUTAI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhijun Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Huan Zhang, Xiao Yuan, Hong Meng, Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 9382423
    Abstract: A continuous process for fractioning, combination, and recombination of asphalt sources into asphalt components for pelletization of asphalt and asphalt-containing products such that the pellets formed are generally uniform in dimension, freely flowing, free from agglomeration, and the pelletized asphalt is packaged, and preferably compatibly packaged, for additional processing and applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GALA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Bolton, Roger B. Wright
  • Patent number: 9266078
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for dispersing particulate materials prone to agglomeration, in a liquid. Particulate materials are exposed to a liquid and put into that liquid to form a suspension or a dispersion in a controlled method thereby minimizing agglomerates. The method uses mechanical/hydro mixing that prevents the physical deterioration of the particulate material and inhibits agglomeration of the particles. In many cases, these materials may be nanomaterials. Almost all particulate materials, can be handled in this manner. This method has been found to be especially useful for preparing solutions of exfoliated graphene and certain drugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Murray, Michael Knox
  • Patent number: 9212240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an equipment and method for producing polymer pellets which comprise one or more polymer components and one or more further components, wherein in said process at least one of said one or more further components is incorporated into pellets by applying a liquid, which comprises said at least one component, onto said pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Mats Göransson, Richard Handwerk, Sune Larsson, Annika Smedberg, James Stadelman
  • Patent number: 9028729
    Abstract: Sulfur (or sulphur) spray nozzles disposed with a tank spray liquid molten sulfur into the cooling liquid in the tank. Solid sulfur seeds are formed in the cooling liquid and settle in the tank. The tank may be a spiral dewaterer tank that has a screw conveyor at the bottom of the tank that moves the seeds to a granulating drum for enlargement into sulfur granules. The tank may also he used to capture and remove sulfur dust from a slurry of sulfur dust and water recycled from the granulating drum. The sulfur dust in the cooling tank may be captured by contact with molten sulfur droplets streaming down the cooling liquid column such that the dust particles become incorporated into the droplet, thereby being converted to seed. The granulating drum may be equipped with two or more sets of segmented lifting flights. The sets of flights may not be in alignment. The flights may be spaced apart from the inside surface of the drum with segmented rib members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sandvik Process Systems LLC
    Inventors: Leslie L. Lang, Jamsheed P. Irani, Sergio A. De Paoli, Casey J. Metheral
  • 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: 8951639
    Abstract: A method of making capsules includes forming a mixture including a core liquid, a polyurethane precursor system, a first component of a two-component poly(urea-formaldehyde) precursor system, and a solvent. The method further includes emulsifying the mixture, adding a second component of the two-component poly(urea-formaldehyde) precursor system to the emulsified mixture, and maintaining the emulsified mixture at a temperature and for a time sufficient to form a plurality of capsules that encapsulate at least a portion of the core liquid. The capsules made by the method may include a polymerizer in the capsules, where the capsules have an inner capsule wall including a polyurethane, and an outer capsule wall including a poly(urea-formaldehyde). The capsules may include in the solid polymer matrix of a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Scott R. White, Jeffrey S. Moore, Nancy R. Sottos, Benjamin J. Blaiszik, Mary M. Caruso, Christian L. Mangun
  • Publication number: 20150017216
    Abstract: Biodegradable and nutritionally attractive composition comprising biocidal or antibiotic compounds and/or microbes having bio-adhesion and controlled buoyancy properties are selectively fed to an aquatic organism in open or closed water-bodies, and bioactive components are released upon contact with mucosal tissues such as gill, skin or along the digestive tract of the selected aquatic organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Moti Harel, Brian Carpenter, Pete Schmalz
  • Publication number: 20140326921
    Abstract: The invention relates to a continuous-flow synthesis process for the preparation of high quality indium phosphide/zinc sulfide core/shell semiconduting nanocrystals in particular quantum dots (QD) conducted in a micro-reaction system comprising at least one mixing chamber connected to one reaction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Huachang Lu, Werner Hoheisel, Leslaw Mleczko, Stephan Nowak
  • Patent number: 8840799
    Abstract: A thermoelectric material that comprises a binary main group matrix material and nano-particles and/or nano-inclusions of metal oxide dispersed therein, and has electrical properties of ternary doped materials. A process for making the thermoelectric material that includes reacting a reduced metal precursor with an oxidized metal precursor in the presence of nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Rowe, Li Qin Zhou
  • Patent number: 8834736
    Abstract: A thermoelectric material that comprises a ternary main group matrix material and nano-particles and/or nano-inclusions of a Group 2 or Group 12 metal oxide dispersed therein. A process for making the thermoelectric material that includes reacting a reduced metal precursor with an oxidized metal precursor in the presence of nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Rowe, Li Qin Zhou
  • Patent number: 8834906
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a color capsule composition, which contains a polymer and a plasticizer swelling the polymer so as to allow the capsule particles to easily break and in which the capsule particles have a porous structure that boosts the effects thereof, and a method for preparing the color capsule composition. The preparation method comprises: uniformly mixing a color pigment, a plasticizer and a polymer in a first solvent to produce a first mixture solution; spray-drying the first mixture solution to produce core particles in which the color pigment is covered by the polymer; uniformly mixing the obtained core particles, a functional pigment and a second solvent to produce a second mixture solution; and spray-drying the second mixture solution to produce in which a coating layer of the functional pigment is formed on the outer surface of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Biogenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chul-Hwan Kim, Tae-Sung Ko, Han-Joon Kim, Choa-Jin Kim, Jong-Hyun Choi, Chang-Hun Ji
  • Patent number: 8834142
    Abstract: A granulator, having a granulation unit having a bottom floor with a perforated plate as its bottom part; an upper air-supplying pipe for supplying a fluidizing air to the bottom of the granulation unit; a lower air-supplying pipe; air-spouting pipes, each of which is branched from the lower air-supplying pipe, and has an opening in the bottom of the perforated plate, for jetting the air into the granulation unit; and spray nozzles for spraying a granulation raw material liquid, which each are provided in the center of an air outlet of the air-spouting pipe, or having: the bottom; the air-supplying pipe; and spray nozzles for spraying a granulation raw material liquid each of which are provided in an opening in the bottom of the perforated plate, and use a high-pressure atomizing air as an auxiliary gas, with the spray nozzles being provided in a triangular arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kojima, Takahiro Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 8815131
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for fabricating an antimicrobial hybrid material of a natural antimicrobial particle and a carbon nanomaterial, capable of fully utilizing the antimicrobial property of a natural antimicrobial material and a carbon nanomaterial by maximizing adsorption of the natural antimicrobial material on the carbon nanomaterial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Gi Byoung Hwang, Gwi Nam Bae, Jae Hee Jung, Seung Bok Lee, Chu Won Nho, Bo Mi Kwon
  • Publication number: 20140235753
    Abstract: The object of the present disclosure is to obtain coated magnesium oxide particles suitably usable as a heat-releasing material in the electric/electronic field by improving acid resistance and water resistance. Coated magnesium oxide particles having a surface coating formed by curing an epoxy resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SAKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Ken-Ichi Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20140187501
    Abstract: Particles, including nanoparticles and microparticles, and pharmaceutical formulations thereof, containing conjugates of an active agent such as a therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic agent attached to a targeting moiety via a linker have been designed which can provide improved temporospatial delivery of the active agent and/or improved biodistribution. Methods of making the conjugates, the particles, and the formulations thereof are provided. Methods of administering the formulations to a subject in need thereof are provided, for example, to treat or prevent cancer or infectious diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Blend Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Bilodeau, Sudhakar Kadiyala, Rajesh Shinde, Brian White, Richard Wooster, Timothy Edward Barder
  • Publication number: 20140166571
    Abstract: A hollow fiber for adsorption or filtration. The hollow fiber contains a tubular matrix having a first end and a second end, and a winding channel formed through the tubular matrix and extending between the first end and the second end. The tubular matrix is porous and has a surface-area-to-volume ratio of 10 to 20000 m2/m3, a thickness of 0.05 to 9.95 mm, an outside diameter of 0.1 to 10 mm, and a length 10 to 90% that of the winding channel. Also disclosed is a method of preparing this hollow fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
    Inventor: Chin-Chih Tai
  • Patent number: 8734908
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin-coated metal pigment capable of achieving both of water resistance of a water base paint and chemical resistance of a film at a high level, and a water base paint using the resin-coated metal pigment. The present invention provides a method for producing a resin-coated metal pigment including an adsorption step of bringing a solution or a dispersion liquid of a phosphate ester component (A) into contact with a metal pigment to prepare a phosphate ester adsorbing metal pigment, a slurry preparation step of preparing a slurry for polymerization obtained by dissolving a polymerization component (B) therein, and a coating step of polymerizing the polymerization component (B) to form a resin coating layer on the surface of the phosphate ester adsorbing metal pigment; a resin-coated metal pigment obtained by the method; and a water base paint using the resin-coated metal pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Aluminium Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Wataru Terao, Yasushi Takano, Shunichi Setoguchi
  • Publication number: 20140135562
    Abstract: Provided is an ion beam treatment apparatus. The treatment apparatus includes a target for generating positive ions including a thin film for generating positive ions and nanowires disposed on at least one side of the thin film for generating positive ions, and a laser for emitting a laser beam incident on nanowires to project positive ions to a tumor region of a patient by generating the positive ions from the thin film for generating positive ions. Each of the nanowires may include a metal nanocore and a polymer shell surrounding the metal nanocore. The laser beam incident on the nanowires forms surface plasmon resonance, a near field having an intensity enhanced more than an intensity of the laser beam is formed by the surface plasmon resonance, and the positive ions are emitted from the thin film for generating positive ions by the near field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Moon Youn JUNG, Hyeon-Bong PYO, Dong-Ho SHIN, Seunghwan KIM
  • Patent number: 8715545
    Abstract: The present systems and methods utilize a polyamic acid solution as a precursor to form a polyimide bead having desired properties. The polyamic acid solution may be formed into a polyamic acid droplet. The polyamic acid droplet is then processed to form a polyamic acid bead, such as by extraction of solvent to concentrate the polyamic acid or by partial chemical imidization of the polyamic acid. The polyamic acid bead is then better able to retain its shape during subsequent processing steps, such as drying and pressurizing, before final thermal imidization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Dennis G. Peiffer, Barbara Carstensen, Richard S. Polizzotti, Arnold Lustiger, David C. Dalrymple, Walter T. Matuszek
  • Patent number: 8691121
    Abstract: Sulfur (or sulphur) spray nozzles disposed with a tank spray liquid molten sulfur into the cooling liquid in the tank. Solid sulfur seeds are formed in the cooling liquid and settle in the tank. The tank may be a spiral dewaterer tank that has a screw conveyor at the bottom of the tank that moves the seeds to a granulating drum for enlargement into sulfur granules. The tank may also be used to capture and remove sulfur dust from a slurry of sulfur dust and water recycled from the granulating drum. The sulfur dust in the cooling tank may be captured by contact with molten sulfur droplets streaming down the cooling liquid column such that the dust particles become incorporated into the droplet, thereby being converted to seed. The granulating drum may be equipped with two or more sets of segmented lifting flights. The sets of flights may not be in alignment. The flights may be spaced apart from the inside surface of the drum with segmented rib members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Brimrock International Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie L. Lang, Jamsheed P. Irani, Sergio A. De Paoli, Casey J. Metheral
  • Publication number: 20140087466
    Abstract: A fiber includes one or more layers of polymer surrounding a central lumen, and living animal cells disposed within the lumen and/or within at least one of the one or more layers, wherein the fiber has an outer diameter of between 5 and 8000 microns and wherein each individual layer of polymer has a thickness of between 0.1 and 250 microns. Also disclosed are model tissues including such fibers, and method of making such fibers. The fibers can serve as synthetic blood vessels, ducts, or nerves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Frances S. Ligler, André A. Adams, Michael Daniele, David R. Mott, Peter B. Howell, JR., Stephanie Fertig, Aron Bobrowski
  • Publication number: 20140079995
    Abstract: A composite particle for a lithium secondary battery positive electrode including a coated active material particle and a binder, wherein the coated active material particle includes a positive electrode active material particle and a coating material that coats a surface of the positive electrode active material particle, and the coating material contains a coating polymer having a specific SP value and optionally a conducting agent; and constituents of the secondary battery and a secondary battery using the same, and methods for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsutomu Wakada
  • Publication number: 20140048743
    Abstract: A novel type of green luminophore containing mixed rare-earth phosphates is produced from precursor particles having a mean diameter ranging from 1.5 to 15 microns; such particles have an inorganic core and a shell of a mixed lanthanum and/or cerium phosphate, optionally doped with terbium, evenly covering the inorganic core with a thickness greater than or equal to 300 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Thierry LE-MERCIER, Valerie Buissette
  • Patent number: 8641917
    Abstract: A thermoelectric material that comprises a ternary main group matrix material and nano-particles and/or nano-inclusions of transition metal oxide dispersed therein. A process for making the thermoelectric material that includes reacting a reduced metal precursor with an oxidized metal precursor in the presence of transition metal oxide nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Paul Rowe
  • Patent number: 8574527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for aftertreating carbon black, wherein the carbon black is subjected to a carrier gas flow in a fluidized bed apparatus in the lower region of the apparatus, an additional gas stream is introduced into the fluidized bed apparatus, and the carbon black is aftertreated in the fluidized bed which arises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Evonik Carbon Black GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Stenger, Klaus Bergemann, Manfred Nagel
  • Patent number: 8563044
    Abstract: In a dissolving step, a poorly soluble drug and a dispersion stabilizer are dissolved in a volatile organic solvent. In a fixing step, the organic solvent, contained in a solution obtained in the dissolving step, is removed by evaporation, pellet-form residues 1 are obtained by the organic solvent removal, and the residues 1 are fixed on respective bottom surfaces of a plurality of locations of a container 30. In a water injecting step, water 2 is injected into each of a plurality of recesses 31 of the container 30. In an irradiating step, laser light L, emitted from a light irradiating unit 20, is irradiated simultaneously or successively on the residues 1 fixed on the respective bottom surfaces of the recesses 31 of the container 30, and the residues 1 are thereby pulverized and made into microparticles and a microparticle dispersion liquid, constituted of the microparticles being dispersed in the water 2, is manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Gen Takebe, Tokio Takagi, Mitsuo Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20130233781
    Abstract: An ultrathin-layer chromatography plate having a stationary phase with electrospun nanofibers comprising silica, wherein the stationary phase has a thickness from about 10 ?m to about 30 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Susan Olesik, Toni Newsome
  • Patent number: 8529805
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of water absorbent polymer particles by polymerizing drops, comprising at least one monomer in a gas phase surrounding the drops, wherein the drops are produced by surrounding a first monomer solution with a second monomer solution and polymerizing the second monomer solution to a higher cross-linked polymer than the first monomer solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dennis Loesch, Matthias Weismantel, Marco Krüger, Antje Ziemer
  • Patent number: 8524113
    Abstract: In an anode material of a lithium-ion secondary battery and its preparation method, a natural graphite, an artificial graphite or both are mixed to form a graphite powder, and the graphite powder is mixed with a resin of a high hard carbon content and processed by a mist spray drying process, and finally added or coated with a special resin material after a carburizing heat treatment takes place to prepare a graphite composite of the anode material of the lithium-ion secondary battery and achieve a smaller surface area of an anode graphite composite of the battery and extended cycle life and capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Long Time Technology Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Shiang Wu, Shian-Tsung Chou, Po-kun Chen
  • Patent number: 8454866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of particles based on a thermoplastic polymer with a mean diameter of less than 1 mm. The process of the invention comprises more particularly a stage of preparation of a composition comprising the thermoplastic polymer and an additive, in the molten state, of cooling the composition and of disintegration of the thermoplastic polymer dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Rhodia Chimie
    Inventors: Pascal Herve, Christophe Paulo, Eric Roche, Mare Labeille, Franck Touraud
  • Patent number: 8444886
    Abstract: Controlled geometry particles of thermoplastic polymers are prepared from compositions containing the thermoplastic polymer and two additives, in the molten state, by cooling the molten composition and disintegrating the resulting dispersion of thermoplastic polymer; powders obtained therefrom advantageously have mean particle diameters ranging from 0.1 to 800 ?m and are useful additives in, e.g., paints and coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventor: Pascal Herve
  • Patent number: 8419971
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles by polymerizing droplets of a monomer solution in a gas phase surrounding the droplets, wherein the particle surface is coated at least partly with at least one polymer and/or wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Uwe Stueven, Rüdiger Funk, Matthias Weismantel, Wilfried Heide, Marco Krüger
  • Patent number: 8419998
    Abstract: A hollow carbon sphere having a carbon shell and an inner core is disclosed. The hollow carbon sphere has a total volume that is equal to a volume of the carbon shell plus an inner free volume within the carbon shell. The inner free volume is at least 25% of the total volume. In some instances, a nominal diameter of the hollow carbon sphere is between 10 and 180 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., The Regents of the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos National Lab
    Inventors: Claudia C. Luhrs, Jonathan Phillips, Monique N. Richard, Angela Michelle Knapp
  • Publication number: 20130075667
    Abstract: A method of preparing a silicon oxide (Six)-carbon composite for a negative-electrode active material of a lithium secondary battery, includes mixing silicon (Si) particles and a polymer material with an organic solvent, thus preparing a mixture solution, optionally electrospinning the mixture solution thus preparing a composite having a one-dimensional structure, and heat-treating the mixture solution or the composite having a one-dimensional structure. The silicon oxide (SiOx)-carbon composite can reduce volume expansion upon lithium ion insertion and can increase ionic conductivity and electronic conductivity and thus can maintain high capacity, making it possible to apply it to a lithium ion battery to thus improve electrochemical characteristics of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Kongju National University Industry-University Cooperation Foundation
    Inventor: Kongju National University Industry-University Coo
  • Publication number: 20130069262
    Abstract: A method of producing particulate, including introducing an initial liquid including a particulate component in a lower concentration than that of a liquid including a particulate component or no concentration to a projection hole of a droplet projector so as to be projected at the start of the discharging; discharging a droplet of the liquid comprising a particulate component from the projection hole; and solidifying the droplet to form a particulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Mwaniki Mulwa, Yoshihiro Norikane, Shinji Aoki, Masaru Ohgaki
  • Publication number: 20130059000
    Abstract: A process for making hemoglobin based oxygen carrier (HBOC) containing pharmaceutical composition suitable for oral delivery and the composition formed thereby are described. There are three exemplary composition configurations which include (1) hemoglobin-loaded nanoparticles solution, (2) enteric-coated hemoglobin capsules and (3) enteric-coated hemoglobin tablets. To facilitate the bioavailability and bio-compatibility of hemoglobin, intestinal absorption enhancers are added in each of the HBOC formulations. Protective layers ensure delivery of an intact hemoglobin structure in intestinal tract without degradation in the stomach. The HBOC formulations may be used for preventive or immediate treatment of high altitude syndrome (HAS) or for treatment of hypoxic conditions including blood loss, anemia, hypoxic cancerous tissue, and other oxygen-deprivation disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Bing Lou WONG, Sui Yi KWOK
  • Patent number: 8372320
    Abstract: A method of producing dried cellulose nanofibrils includes atomizing an aqueous suspension of cellulose nanofibrils and introducing the atomized aqueous suspension into a drying chamber of a drying apparatus. The aqueous suspension is then dried, thereby forming substantially non-agglomerated dried cellulose nanofibrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Douglas J. Gardner, Yousoo Han, Yucheng Peng
  • Publication number: 20130017987
    Abstract: A granular washing, cleaning or treatment agent additive, comprising 5 to 90 wt % of a particulate carrier material having an oil absorption capacity of at least 100 ml/100 g and 10 to 80 wt % of capsules in which one or more beneficial agents are enclosed, can be produced in that the particulate carrier material is fluidized, a pourable capsule preparation is applied to the carrier material, and the mixture thus obtained is granulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • Patent number: 8333914
    Abstract: Dry liquids having a particle size distribution (cumulative undersize) D10% ?80 to 140 ?m D50% 140 to 200 ?m D90% 190 to 340 ?m are prepared by passing the liquids and a hydrophobic, pyrogenically prepared silica through a clearly defined, spatially limited shear zone in which the liquids are broken up into small droplets and are surrounded by the hydrophobic, pyrogenically prepared silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Pitsch, Josef Piroth, Thomas Riedemann, Heike Riedemann, Ann Gray, Frank Dieter Huenig
  • Patent number: 8329071
    Abstract: Multicomponent nanoparticles materials and apparatuses and processes therefor are disclosed. In one aspect of the disclosure, separate particles generated from solution or suspension or by flame synthesis or flame spray pyrolysis, and the resultant particles are mixed in chamber prior to collection or deposition. In another aspect of the disclosure, nanoparticles are synthesized in stagnation or Bunsen flames and allowed to deposit by thermophoresis on a moving substrate. These techniques are scalable allowing mass production of multicomponent nanoparticles materials and films. The foregoing techniques can be used to prepare composites and component devices comprising one or more lithium based particles intimately mixed with carbon particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hestia Tec, LLC
    Inventors: Hai Wang, Denis Phares
  • Patent number: 8329072
    Abstract: Sulfur (or sulphur) spray nozzles disposed with a cooling tank spray liquid molten sulfur into the cooling liquid in the tank. Solid sulfur seeds are formed in the cooling liquid and settle in the tank. The cooling tank may be a spiral dewaterer tank that has a screw conveyor at the bottom of the tank that moves the seeds to a granulating drum for enlargement into sulfur granules. The cooling tank may also be used to capture and remove sulfur dust from a slurry of sulfur dust and water recycled from the granulating drum. The sulfur dust in the cooling tank may be captured by contact with molten sulfur droplets streaming down the cooling liquid column such that the dust particles become incorporated into the droplet, thereby being converted to seed. The granulating drum may be equipped with two or more sets of segmented lifting flights. The sets of flights may not be in alignment. The flights may be spaced apart from the inside surface of the drum with segmented rib members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Brimrock International Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie L. Lang, Paul R. Larson, Jamsheed P. Irani, Sergio A. De Paoli, Casey J. Metheral
  • Publication number: 20120266780
    Abstract: A process for producing encapsulated metal colloids useful as inorganic coloured pigments, including, reacting one or more glass-forming components according to the sol-gel process to obtain a sol dispersing a metal salt in the resulting sol in the presence of an additional reducing agent to form metal colloids, converting the resulting dispersion into xerogel-encapsulated metal colloids by spray drying, heating the resulting xerogel-encapsulated metal colloids to density them. The present invention relates, furthermore, to inorganic coloured pigments, in particular producible by the process of the invention, including metal colloids produced from metal salts and encapsulated in an encapsulation, the encapsulation being produced from glass-forming components according to the sol-gel process and being densified to a xerogel or glass, the proportion of metal colloid in the capsules being at least 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Claudia Fink-Straube, Kira Fries, Martin Mennig, Dieter Anschutz, Sarah Schumacher, Peter William De Oliveira, Masahiko Ishii, Wataru Murata, Veronique Vandenberghe
  • Publication number: 20120258150
    Abstract: Particles containing a polymer and a volatile material, such as a perfume, and particle gas saturated solution (PGSS) processes for making such particles are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Holly Balasubramanian Rauckhorst, Vicenzo D'Acchioli, Andreas Josef Dreher
  • Patent number: 8283397
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin-coated metal pigment capable of achieving both of water resistance of a water base paint and chemical resistance of a film at a high level, and a water base paint using the resin-coated metal pigment. The present invention provides a method for producing a resin-coated metal pigment including an adsorption step of bringing a solution or a dispersion liquid of a phosphate ester component (A) into contact with a metal pigment to prepare a phosphate ester adsorbing metal pigment, a slurry preparation step of preparing a slurry for polymerization obtained by dissolving a polymerization component (B) therein, and a coating step of polymerizing the polymerization component (B) to form a resin coating layer on the surface of the phosphate ester adsorbing metal pigment; a resin-coated metal pigment obtained by the method; and a water base paint using the resin-coated metal pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Aluminium Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Wataru Terao, Yasushi Takano, Shunichi Setoguchi
  • Patent number: 8247076
    Abstract: Composition comprising fluoropolymers, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), poly(hexafluoroethylene), poly(tetrafluoroethylene-hexafluoroethylene), and poly(tetrafluoroethylene-ethylene-propylene), which are dispersed in flame retardants, such as organic, bromine compounds and/or organic phosphorus compounds, and that consist of particles that comprise one or more fluoropolymers and flame retardants. The fluoropolymers may be enveloped by the flame retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Bromine Compounds Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoav Bar-Yaakov, Pierre Georlette, Daniel Plewinski, Ita Finberg
  • Publication number: 20120171492
    Abstract: The invention relates to the production of core-shell particles for encapsulating reactive components for single-component resin systems. In particular, the invention relates to the encapsulation of radical initiators such as peroxides. The invention further relates to a method for the 100% encapsulation of reactive components, whereby novel, storage-stable resin systems can be provided. At the same time, the core-shell particles are designed such that they can be opened nearly completely, easily and quickly during application, but have sufficient storage and shear stability before application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: EVONIK ROEHM GmbH
    Inventors: Mandy Muehlbach, Patrick Stenner, Silke Suhr, Peter Neugebauer, Heike Heeb, Guenter Schmitt, Peter Reinhard
  • Publication number: 20120164231
    Abstract: An artificial oxygen carrier (AOC) for use in the body. A first gas permeable first shell encloses an oxygen carrying agent. The first shell has a second oxygen carrying agent surrounding it, and there is a second gas permeable shell enclosing the second agent. The concentric shells are not subject to turbulent breakup, or chemical decomposition, do not release the agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Agnes Ostafin, Hiroshi Mizukami
  • Publication number: 20120161346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of micro-particles of polysaccharides. The method includes preparing a feeding solution and a gelifying liquid to collect nebulized jets of the feeding solution. The feeding solution contains at least one polymer capable of forming micro-particle structures and at least one biologically active substance. The feeding solution is pressurized inside an air-less nebulizing unit and then nebulized through the unit itself so as to generate nebulized jets impacting the surface of the gelifying liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicants: INNOVATION FACTORY S.R.L., FONDAZIONE CARLO E DIRCE CALLERIO ONLUS
    Inventors: Moreno Cocchietto, Dario Voinovich, Laura Zorzin, Gianni Sava