Chemical Reactor Patents (Class 422/129)
  • Patent number: 10427125
    Abstract: Provided are methods for performing patterned chemistry and arrays prepared thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Neal Woodbury, Nidhi Gupta
  • Patent number: 10427123
    Abstract: A hydrogen generator includes a container having a gas outlet that is configured to contain a soluble chemical fuel that reacts with a catalyst to generate hydrogen. A control cylinder is attached to the container and comprises a piston configured to travel axially within the control cylinder, a pole attached to the piston and extending into the container, a catalyst holder provided within the container and connected to the pole, resilient means biasing the catalyst holder towards a bottom of the container, and a gas inlet port. A gas flow line is in fluid communication with the gas outlet and has a first end in fluid communication with the gas inlet port, a second end configured to feed hydrogen to a hydrogen-consuming device, and a two-way valve provided to allow fluid communication between the first and second ends of the gas flow line to be selectably established or cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hongquan He, Siew Hwa Chan, Ovi Lian Ding, Caizhi Zhang, Lan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10400759
    Abstract: Modular microfluidic channel structures for conducting liquid from a reservoir include a sensor for monitoring a parameter (such as flow rate or pressure) relating to liquid flowing therethrough. The microfluidic channel generally comprises a thermally insulating substrate made of one or more materials such as, e.g., glass, fused silica, parylene, and/or silicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MINIPUMPS, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Shih, Jiangang Du, Blake W. Axelrod, Changlin Pang
  • Patent number: 10398648
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. More specifically, the present invention includes apparatus and devices for the preparation of pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles, such as multivesicular liposomes, methods for preparing such formulations, and the use of specific formulations for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof. Formation and use of the pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles produced by using the apparatus and devices for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest George Schutt, Ronald Warren McGuire, Peter Andrew Walters, Kathleen D. A. Los
  • Patent number: 10363556
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automated experiment apparatus and an automated experiment method using the same for putting a sample into a pressure vessel and automatically performing a chemical and/or physical reaction of the sample under a predetermined temperature and pressure. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, it is possible to automatically perform an experiment from the beginning to the end without intervention of an user. As a result, it is possible to prevent a risk of gas leakage and human exposure to a harmful gas due to a manual operation. The apparatus comprises a controller which is configured to automatically perform a reaction process under a predetermined temperature and pressure in a state in which a sample holding member is air-tightly fixed to a pressure vessel and the sample is accommodated in a sample receiving chamber of the pressure vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Do Won Kang
  • Patent number: 10293322
    Abstract: A compact desktop continuous stirred tank reactor easily used on a magnetic stirrer is provided. A desktop continuous stirred tank reactor used on a magnetic stirrer includes a plurality of containers, each of the plurality of containers having a bottom and a shape capable of containing a stir bar, the plurality of containers being configured as a single unit member. The plurality of containers is arranged on the circumference of a circle of rotation of a pair of magnets of the magnetic stirrer or inside the circumference, and adjacent containers communicate through communication holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: MAK ENGINEERING CORPORATION, RIGAKU KOBO, LLC
    Inventors: Isao Kotani, Nobuyuki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10293326
    Abstract: Provided is a polysilicon manufacturing apparatus including a reactor disposed on a base plate to form a reaction chamber, a pair of electrical feedthroughs installed on the base plate to be extended to the inside of the reaction chamber, rod filaments installed on the electrical feedthroughs in the reaction chamber and connected to each other by a rod bridge at the upper end to form a silicon rod by chemical vapor deposition of source gas introduced to a gas inlet, and a cooling jacket inserted to a through-hole provided at the upper side of the reactor to be supported to the base plate, connected to a gas outlet formed on the base plate by forming a gas passage discharging the gas after reaction, and introducing and circulating a low-temperature coolant to a coolant passage from the outside of the reactor by forming the coolant passage at the outside of the gas passage to discharge a high-temperature coolant to the outside of the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung Eun Park, Jiwoong Kim, Hee Dong Lee
  • Patent number: 10258954
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for using a flow cell array are provided herein. An apparatus includes an array comprising one or more pixels, wherein each of the one or more pixels comprises multiple reaction sites openings; a first set of one or more sub-surface channels, wherein each of the multiple reaction site openings is connected to a sub-surface channel from the first set of one or more sub-surface channels; a second set of two or more sub-surface channels; and multiple vias connecting each channel from the first set of one or more sub-surface channels to (i) a first sub-surface channel from the second set of two or more sub-surface channels and (ii) a second sub-surface channel from the second set of two or more sub-surface channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Evan G. Colgan, Alexey Y. Lvov, Stanislav Polonsky
  • Patent number: 10254165
    Abstract: Disclosed are a time division spread spectrum code-based optical spectroscopy system capable of controlling irradiation power and a method for controlling the optical spectroscopy system. The optical spectroscopy system may comprise: a light transmission unit for irradiating light to a particular region of a subject by means of a light source, wherein the light is irradiated so that the overall energy is consistently maintained by reducing the light irradiation time and increasing the strength of the light; and a light receiving unit for collecting emergent light which has passed through the particular region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hyeon Min Bae, Jong Kwan Choi, Min Gyu Choi, Jae Myoung Kim, Gun Pil Hwang
  • Patent number: 10239763
    Abstract: A process for recovering sulfur from a tail gas stream comprising the steps of providing a tail gas stream to a chemical looping combustion (CLC) unit, the tail gas stream comprising a sulfide component, providing an oxygen carrier to the CLC unit, the oxygen carrier comprising a calcium carbonate, providing an air stream to the CLC unit, the air stream comprising oxygen, and reacting the sulfide component in the CLC unit with the calcium compound and the air to produce a product effluent, the product effluent comprising calcium sulfate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Aadesh Harale, Mourad Younes, Maytham Musawi
  • Patent number: 10115612
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a vertical cavity surface emitting laser includes steps of forming, on a substrate, a multilayer body including first and second Distributed Bragg Reflector layers, an active layer, and a to-be-oxidized layer becoming a current constriction structure, processing the multilayer body such that a lateral surface of at least the to-be-oxidized layer is exposed, and forming a current constriction structure by oxidizing the to-be-oxidized layer from the lateral surface thereof after the multilayer body has been processed. The step of forming the current constriction structure includes steps of holding the substrate to be positioned along a uniformly-heated plate that is placed on a heat conduction member, and to be spaced from the uniformly-heated plate, and heating the substrate by radiant heat from the uniformly-heated plate by heating the heat conduction member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Okubo
  • Patent number: 10108184
    Abstract: A production installation having at least two process modules (P1, . . . , Pn) that can be connected to one another for production engineering purposes and a communication network (2), wherein each process module (P1, . . . , Pn) has an electronic device by means of which the respective process module (P1, . . . , Pn) can be connected to the communication network (2) for communications engineering purposes and is set up to control and/or regulate the respective process module (P1, . . . , Pn) to independently carry out a particular process section of the production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Stefan Ochs, Stefan Schmitz, Gerd Jagusch, Carsten Meyer, Malik Busse
  • Patent number: 10072103
    Abstract: A system and method for startup of a polyolefin reactor temperature control system having a first reactor temperature control path, a second reactor temperature control path, and a shared temperature control path. In some embodiments, during startup the second reactor temperature control path is configured to allow the temperature of a second reactor to rise due to the heat of the exothermic polymerization reaction occurring within the reactor until reaching a predetermined setpoint temperature. In other embodiments, during startup a first reactor temperature control path is configured to include a heat exchanger used as a cooler, and a second reactor temperature control path is configured to include a heat exchanger used as a heater, to raise the temperature of the second reactor until reaching a predetermined setpoint temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Timothy O. Odi, Ralph Romig, Joseph Curren, Anurag Gupta
  • Patent number: 9915593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of positioning an organic, biological and/or medical specimen in a desired partial region of a specimen carrier, comprising the steps arrangement of a gel in a partial region of the specimen carrier, polymerization or gelification of the gel, by means of which a polymerized gel is obtained, whereby the polymerized gel at least partially, in particular horizontally, delimits the desired partial region and introduction of the specimen into the specimen carrier, in particular into the desired partial region of the specimen carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: IBIDI GMBH
    Inventors: Roman Zantl, Elias Horn
  • Patent number: 9908117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microfluidic separation device, a separation method using the same and a kit for separating circulating rare cells from blood using the same, and more particularly, to a microfluidic-based separation technology for fixing target particles of a sample, which have a specific affinity for magnetic nanoparticles, to a device by use of a magnetic material, and for isolating the sample from which the target particles have been removed. The present invention may be effectively applied to remove leukocytes from a blood sample in order to isolate circulating rare cells (CRCs), particularly circulating tumor cells (CTCs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hyo Il Jung, Kyung-A Hyun, Tae Yoon Lee
  • Patent number: 9863267
    Abstract: A system includes plurality of combustors and a distributed flow measurement system coupled to the plurality of combustors. Each combustor of the plurality of combustors includes one or more oxidant passages and one or more fuel passages. The distributed flow measurement system is configured to measure an oxidant flow rate for a respective oxidant passage of the one or more oxidant passages of the respective combustor based at least in part on an oxidant pressure drop along the respective oxidant passage, and the distributed flow measurement system is configured to measure a fuel flow rate for a respective fuel passage of the one or more fuel passages of the respective combustor based at least in part on a fuel pressure drop along the respective fuel passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: General Electric Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Dennis M. O'Dea, Karl Dean Minto, Richard A. Huntington, Sulabh K. Dhanuka, Franklin F. Mittricker
  • Patent number: 9797011
    Abstract: A method of sequencing a nucleic acid strand includes receiving particles having nucleic acid strands coupled to a polymer matrix, exposing the particles to a solution including a condensing agent, and applying the particles to a surface, the particles depositing on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Guobin Luo, Marina Sedova, David Light, Ryan Jones, Mohammad Alanjary
  • Patent number: 9765389
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing simultaneous nucleic acid amplification and detection. The systems and methods comprise methods for managing a plurality of protocols in conjunction with directing a sensor array across each of a plurality of reaction chambers. In certain embodiments, the protocols comprise thermocycling profiles and the methods may introduce offsets and duration extensions into the thermocycling profiles to achieve more efficient detection behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Thomas Catalino Gubatayao, Kalyan Handique, Karthik Ganesan, Daniel M. Drummond
  • Patent number: 9764255
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for recovering flash gas from an oil storage tank. In one example of the invention, the system may include a flexible storage tank that receives the flash gas and temporarily stores the flash gas; a compressor having an input receiving the flash gas from the flexible storage tank, the compressor compressing the flash gas to form compressed gas; and an oxygen reduction subsystem receiving the compressed gas, the oxygen reduction subsystem reducing an amount of oxygen from the compressed gas. In this manner, the resulting compressed oxygen-reduced gas that has been recovered can be injected into a sales gas line for use, under certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: EcoVapor Recovery Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Hans Peter Mueller
  • Patent number: 9765376
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nucleic acid sequence amplification method and apparatuses thereof that are simple in the design and easy to miniaturize and integrate into complex apparatuses, with capability of using DNA polymerases that are not thermostable. In the present invention, a plurality of heat sources are combined to supply or remove heat from specific regions of the sample such that a specific spatial temperature distribution is maintained inside the sample by locating a relatively high temperature region lower in height than a relatively low temperature region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AHRAM BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Hyun Jin Hwang, Jeong Hee Kim, Kyunghoon Jeong
  • Patent number: 9751073
    Abstract: A reactor for carrying out catalytic reactions. The reactor includes a reactor component optionally arranged on a central rod in a reactor tube. The reactor component can have fluid ducts for directing fluid flow through the reactor. The fluid ducts are effective for increasing heat transfer in the reactor. The reactor component can further have a washer attached to a top or bottom surface for directing fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: William A. Whittenberger, Gordon W. Brunson, Brian L. Davis, Todd A. Romesberg, Randall J. Bartos, Joseph W. Whittenberger
  • Patent number: 9744544
    Abstract: A plural component mixing system includes an automatic balance feature to balance the pressure of two or more components as they are mixed. The pressures or flow rates of the two components are monitored. If there is a difference in pressure or flow rate greater than a specified amount, a bleed valve is opened for a short period of time to balance the flows. A computer with a touch screen is used to set the pressure and flow rate differences that trigger the bleed, and to set the time period for the bleed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: L D J Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve C. Showman, Loren D. Van Wyk
  • Patent number: 9730892
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. More specifically, the present invention includes apparatus and devices for the preparation of pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles, such as multivesicular liposomes, methods for preparing such formulations, and the use of specific formulations for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof. Formation and use of the pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles produced by using the apparatus and devices for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest George Schutt, Ronald Warren McGuire, Peter Andrew Walters, Kathleen D. A. Los
  • Patent number: 9724302
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. More specifically, the present invention includes apparatus and devices for the preparation of pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles, such as multivesicular liposomes, methods for preparing such formulations, and the use of specific formulations for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof. Formation and use of the pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles produced by using the apparatus and devices for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest George Schutt, Ronald Warren McGuire, Peter Andrew Walters, Kathleen D. A. Los
  • Patent number: 9630177
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides microfluidic devices, systems and methods for sample preparation and/or analysis. A microfluidic device can include a first channel having a sequence of (n) chambers each having a first volume (v). The first channel can include one or more valves at opposing ends of the first channel that fluidically isolate the first channel. The microfluidic device can further include a second channel in fluid communication with the first channel. The second channel can include at least one second chamber having a total second volume that is at least equal to the total volume of the first channel (n*v). The second channel can include one or more valves at opposing ends of the second channel that fluidically isolate the second channel from the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: GenapSys, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Stern, Hesaam Esfandyarpour, David Eberhart
  • Patent number: 9590178
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polymers containing one or more 4,8-dioxycarbonylalkyl-benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene repeating units or their thioester derivatives, methods for their preparation and monomers used therein, blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, the use of the polymers, blends, mixtures and formulations as semiconductor in organic electronic (OE) devices, especially in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and to OE and OPV devices comprising these polymers, blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: William Mitchell, Nicolas Blouin, Amy Phillips, Steven Tierney, Miguel Carrasco-Orozco, Toby Cull
  • Patent number: 9567467
    Abstract: A thermal spray coating according to the present invention contains mainly magnesium, aluminum, oxygen, and nitrogen and has, as a main phase, a crystal phase of a MgO—AlN solid solution in which aluminum nitride is dissolved with magnesium oxide. The thermal spray coating is obtained by thermal spray of powder of a ceramic material containing mainly magnesium, aluminum, oxygen, and nitrogen and having, as a main phase, a crystal phase of a MgO—AlN solid solution in which aluminum nitride is dissolved with magnesium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Sato, Katsuhiro Inoue, Yuji Katsuda
  • Patent number: 9567216
    Abstract: Methods of producing chlorine dioxide including providing an acid, a chlorate salt and an organic water treatment additive that can form a reducing agent in situ, mixing the acid, the chlorate salt and the organic water treatment additive, and reacting the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CHEMTREAT, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas McIlwaine, John Richardson
  • Patent number: 9556081
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the preparation of radiochemical compounds using a device having at least a reaction module, a dosing module, and a storage module, wherein the reaction module has at least one reaction vessel having a closable opening through which substances needed for the preparation of a predetermined radiochemical compound can be introduced into the reaction vessel of the reaction module and through which the prepared radiochemical compound can be removed from the reaction vessel of the reaction module; the dosing module has at least one pipetting head which can be moved relative to the storage module and the reaction module and in x, y, and z directions and also has at least one dosing unit; and at least one reservoir for one of the substances needed for the preparation of the respective radiochemical compound is formed in the storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: ABX ADVANCED BIOCHEMICAL COMPOUNDS GMBH, GeSim—Gesellschaft für Silizium-Mikrosysteme mbH
    Inventors: Marco Mueller, Steffen Howitz
  • Patent number: 9494951
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting chemical reactions may be provided. The apparatus may comprise a chemical detection device. The chemical detection device may include a chemical sensor, which may be mounted on the chemical detection device. The apparatus may further comprise a valve block. The valve block may fluidly couple a plurality of reagent containers to the chemical detection device. The apparatus may further comprise a heat exchanger and a controller. The controller may control a fluid connection between the valve block and the chemical detection device. The controller may be also configured to adjust a temperature of a selected reagent from the plurality of reagent containers via the heat exchanger. The temperature of the selected reagent may be adjusted prior to the reagent entering the chemical detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Rearick, Jeremy Jordan, John Nobile, William Julian Mileski, Chun Heen Ho
  • Patent number: 9381488
    Abstract: Disclosed is a microreactor for hydrocarbon reforming, including an end plate, a combustion catalyst plate, a combustion channel plate, a reforming catalyst plate and a reforming channel plate, wherein a plurality of combustion catalyst-filled parts are present in a portion of an entire combustion catalyst plate and a plurality of combustion catalyst-unfilled parts are present in a remaining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Dong Ju Moon, Seung Won Jeon
  • Patent number: 9375928
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a fluid ejection device includes a die substrate with a chiclet adhered by its front side to the die substrate. The fluid ejection device also includes an ink delivery slot formed through the chiclet from its back side to its front side. The fluid ejection device further includes a mixing bead at the back side of the chiclet, adjacent the ink delivery slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Brian M. Taff
  • Patent number: 9174902
    Abstract: A method for reducing contaminants in the production of a bio-derived glycol product of polyol hydrogenolysis is described. The method involves subjecting an aqueous, polyol product mixture (from the hydrogenolysis conversion of biologically-derived carbohydrate feedstock) to ion-exclusion chromatography to separate and reduce impurities from an eluant fraction containing a desired product, and distilling the eluant fraction to yield the desired product (e.g., propylene glycol or ethylene glycol). The reaction product mixture can be introduced into a continuous ion-exclusion chromatography system to reduce the impurities and produce in a high-throughput manner a finished otherwise commercially acceptable glycol product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Co.
    Inventors: John G. Soper, William Christopher Hoffman, Chi-Cheng Ma
  • Patent number: 9134079
    Abstract: The invention provides apparatuses and techniques for controlling flow between a manifold and two or more connecting microchannels. Flow between plural connecting microchannels, that share a common manifold, can be made more uniform by the use of flow straighteners and distributors that equalize flow in connecting channels. Alternatively, flow can be made more uniform by sections of narrowed diameter within the channels. Methods of making apparatus and methods of conducting unit operations in connecting channels are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Bin Yang, Steven T. Perry, Sean P. Fitzgerald, Ravi Arora, Robert Luzenski, Thomas D. Yuschak
  • Patent number: 9114374
    Abstract: Continuous polymerization apparatus including a first reactor of a complete mixing type and a second reactor of a complete mixing type (10, 20). Each of the reactors (10, 20) is provided with a supply port (11a, 21a), an effluent port (11b, 21b), and a temperature detecting means (T) for detecting a temperature in the reactor, wherein the supply port (11a) of the first reactor (10) is connected to the supply sources (1, 3) of a raw material monomer and a polymerization initiator, and the effluent port (11b) of the first reactor is connected through a connection line (15) to the supply port (21a) of the second reactor (20). Connection line (15) is combined with a secondary line (15?) for supplying a raw material monomer at a combining part (M) located between the effluent port (11b) of the first reactor (10) and the supply port (21a) of the second reactor (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Masakazu Sumida, Kazuhiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20150140791
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for producing metal chloride gas, comprising: a source vessel configured to store a metal source; a gas supply port configured to supply chlorine-containing gas into the source vessel; a gas exhaust port configured to discharge metal chloride-containing gas containing metal chloride gas produced by a reaction between the chlorine-containing gas and the metal source, to outside of the source vessel; and a partition plate configured to form a gas passage continued to the gas exhaust port from the gas supply port by dividing a space in an upper part of the metal source in the source vessel, wherein the gas passage is formed in one route from the gas supply port to the gas exhaust port, with a horizontal passage width of the gas passage set to 5 cm or less, with bent portions provided on the gas passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Hajime FUJIKURA
  • Publication number: 20150139864
    Abstract: Methods for protecting circuit device materials, optoelectronic devices, and caps using a reflowable getter are described. The methods, devices and caps provide advantages because they enable modification of the shape and activity of the getter after sealing of the device. Some embodiments of the invention provide a solid composition comprising a reactive material and a phase changing material. The combination of the reactive material and phase changing material is placed in the cavity of an electronic device. After sealing the device by conventional means (epoxy seal for example), the device is subjected to thermal or electromagnetic energy so that the phase changing material becomes liquid, and consequently: exposes the reactive material to the atmosphere of the cavity, distributes the getter more equally within the cavity, and provides enhanced protection of sensitive parts of the device by flowing onto and covering these parts, with a thin layer of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Pierre-Marc Allemand
  • Patent number: 9034995
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system for recovering emissions generated from an olefin polymerization process, comprising: a devolatilizer for receiving a fresh sweep gas and emissions generated from the olefin polymerization process and outputting a first fluid and a polyolefin resin; a compression refrigeration unit including a compression device and a first heat exchange device, for receiving said first fluid and outputting a first gas-liquid mixture; a first gas-liquid separation device for separating the first gas-liquid mixture and outputting a first recovery product and a first gas phase composition; a first gas separation device for receiving the first gas phase composition, removing small molecular substances therefrom, and outputting a composition rich in small molecular gases and a second gas phase composition rich in hydrocarbons; and a second gas separation device having a second heat exchange device, a second gas-liquid separation device, and a first gas expansion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Hangzhou Shuang'an Science and Technology Company Limited
    Inventors: Yongrong Yang, Zhongwei Yang, Jingdai Wang, Zhengliang Huang, Binbo Jiang, Zuwei Liao
  • Patent number: 9028767
    Abstract: A method for mixing a chemical into a process liquid including: injecting the chemical into the process liquid flowing through a flow pipe; forming reaction products by a reaction involving the chemical occurring in the process flow; applying an electric field or magnetic field to a region of the flow pipe adjacent to the reaction occurring in the process flow, and suppressing the precipitation of the chemical or the reaction products on the surfaces of the pipe due to the electric or magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Wetend Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Rasanen, Jouni Matula
  • Patent number: 9028766
    Abstract: A radial-flow plate heat exchanger (5) embedded in the catalytic bed of an isothermal chemical reactor (1) has heat exchange plates (10) comprising fluid passages (13) between a first metal sheet (20) and a second metal sheet (21) joined by perimeter weld seams (23) on a first surface (A) of the plate, a feeding channel (14) and a collecting channel (15) for the heat exchange fluid are formed with suitable metal sheets which are seam welded (25) directly to the opposite surface (B) of the plate, this structure allows the manufacturing of the plate (10) with an automated seam welding process, such as laser beam welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Casale SA
    Inventors: Enrico Rizzi, Ermanno Filippi, Mirco Tarozzo
  • Publication number: 20150125351
    Abstract: A device for heat, mass, and chemical exchange and interaction between gases and liquids. Nozzles feed the gas at angles in different directions to form a gas-liquid mix, swirls, and/or foam above an array of such nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Vladimir V. Fedorov
  • Publication number: 20150125359
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fuel supply for a fuel cell, the fuel cell including a liquid storage area that includes a liquid reactant, a reaction area that includes a solid reactant, wherein the liquid reactant is pumped into the reaction area such that the liquid reactant reacts with the solid reactant to produce reaction components, a product collection area that receives the reaction components, a barrier, and a container with an interior volume that substantially encloses the reaction area, liquid storage area, product collection area. The barrier separates and defines several of the aforementioned areas, and moves to simultaneously increase the product collector area and decrease the liquid storage area as the liquid reactant is pumped from the liquid storage area and the reaction components are transferred into the product collection area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Braithwaite, Jesse Thomas, Adam Rodriguez, Tobin Fisher, Tibor Fabian
  • Publication number: 20150126362
    Abstract: Biomass combustion processes may be controlled to intentionally generate a carbon-containing ash, from which activated carbon is produced according to the methods disclosed. Some variations provide an economically attractive process for producing an activated carbon product, the process comprising combusting a carbon-containing feedstock to generate energy, combustion products, and ash, wherein the ash contains at least 10 wt % carbon; separating and recovering carbon contained in said ash; and further activating or treating the separated carbon, to generate an activated carbon product. Many process variations are disclosed, and uses for the activated carbon product are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel J. Despen, James A. Mennell, David Reamer
  • Publication number: 20150125382
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing aqueous chlorine dioxide solutions is described, comprising (a) a reactor (1), (b) a first reservoir unit (8) comprising a first reactant for preparation of chlorine dioxide, the first reactant being in solid form, having an inlet (15) for water and a separate outlet (21), the first reservoir unit (8) being exchangeable, (c) a second reservoir unit (4) for storing a second reactant for preparation of chlorine dioxide. Additionally described are an exchangeable reservoir unit for such an apparatus, a kit comprising or consisting of one or more exchangeable reservoir units and a process for preparing a chlorine dioxide-containing solution usable directly for water treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Fritz Küke
  • Patent number: 9023297
    Abstract: A plant for preparing monosilane (SiH4) by catalytic disproportionation of trichlorosilane (SiHCl3) includes a reaction column having a feed line for trichlorosilane and a discharge line for silicon tetrachloride (SiCl4) formed, and at least one condenser via which monosilane produced can be discharged from the reaction column, wherein the reaction column has at least two reactive/distillative reaction regions operated at different temperatures and containing different catalytically active solids, at least one of the reaction regions containing a catalytically active solid based on vinylpyridine, and at least one of the reaction regions containing a catalytically active solid based on styrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Schmid Silicon Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Adolf Petrik, Christian Schmid, Jochem Hahn
  • Patent number: 9023298
    Abstract: An apparatus for reforming a hydrocarbon stream is presented. The apparatus involves changing the design of reformers and associated equipment to allow for increasing the processing temperatures in the reformers and heaters. The reformers are operated under different conditions to utilize advantages in the equilibriums, but require modifications to prevent increasing thermal cracking and to prevent increases in coking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Moser, Clayton C. Sadler, Mark P. Lapinski, Kurt M. VandenBussche
  • Patent number: 9017618
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of systems and methods for oxidizing gases. In some embodiments, a reaction chamber is configured to receive a fuel gas and maintain the gas at a temperature within the reaction chamber that is above an autoignition temperature of the gas. The reaction chamber may also be configured to maintain a reaction temperature within the reaction chamber below a flameout temperature. In some embodiments, heat and product gases from the oxidation process can be used, for example, to drive a turbine, reciprocating engine, and injected back into the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ener-Core Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris A. Maslov, Douglas Hamrin
  • Publication number: 20150111120
    Abstract: A power generator includes a power generator cavity adapted to receive a fuel cartridge, a protrusion disposed with in the cavity to engage a check valve of the fuel cartridge, a fuel cell to convert hydrogen and oxygen to electricity and to generate water vapor, and a passage to transport hydrogen from the cavity to the fuel cell and water vapor to the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Eickhoff
  • Patent number: 9011803
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing silane that use electrolysis to regenerate reactive components therein are disclosed. The methods and systems may be substantially closed-loop with respect to halogen, an alkali or alkaline earth metal and/or hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: SunEdison, Inc.
    Inventors: Puneet Gupta, Henry F. Erk, Alexis Grabbe
  • Patent number: 9012030
    Abstract: A substrate processing chamber component comprising a chamber component structure having an yttrium-aluminum coating. The yttrium-aluminum coating comprises a compositional gradient through a thickness of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Nianci Han, Li Xu, Hong Shih