Electrostatic Field Or Electrical Discharge Patents (Class 422/186.04)
  • Patent number: 11883781
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to an apparatus and method for removing nitrogen oxide from exhaust gas. The apparatus for removing nitrogen oxide from exhaust gas includes: a chamber through which exhaust gas is introduced and discharged; a nozzle injecting a solution, which reacts with the exhaust gas introduced into the chamber, into the chamber; and an electric dust collecting unit installed at a rear end of the chamber to be supplied with the exhaust gas processed in the chamber and including a discharge unit and a dust collecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS
    Inventors: Hak Joon Kim, Yong-Jin Kim, Bangwoo Han
  • Patent number: 11866950
    Abstract: A system (10) for modifying atmospheric conditions is disclosed. The system (10) comprises a tower (20), at least one first rod (42) and at least one second rod (62), each of the at least one first rod (42) and the at least one second rod (62) coupled to the tower (20) to extend from the tower (20) and define an end distal (46, 66) from the tower (20), wherein the at least one second rod (62) is spaced apart from the at least one first rod (42) along a height (HT) of the tower (20). The system (10) further includes a first set of emission wires (70) extending between the end (46) of the at least one first rod (42) and the end (66) of the at least one second rod (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: OMAYUR TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Dhananjay Pravin Dhole
  • Patent number: 11850642
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of household waste management, in particular, to methods of disposing waste by plasma-chemical destruction method. The invention is directed to attaining a technical effect of broadening range of technical solutions by providing a method of destruction of household waste at low temperature of treatment that is comparable to environment temperature. This technical effect is attained by a destruction method, where household waste is fed into a reactor via an input opening, and entry of atmospheric air into the reactor is restricted. The reactor is a closed cavity, whose inner surface is made conductive entirely or partially and is grounded. An electrode protrudes into the reactor, and this electrode is isolated from the grounded surface. High-voltage pulses are supplied to the electrode. The pulses cause formation of corona discharge streamers in a gap between the electrode and the conductive surface of the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Mikhail Aleksandrovich Meshchaninov, Dmitrii Yanovich Agasarov, Anton Viktorovich Sergeev
  • Patent number: 11839918
    Abstract: The present application relates to a plasma atomization process and apparatus for producing metallic powders from at least one wire/rod feedstock. In the process, an electric arc is applied to the at least one wire/rod feedstock to melt the same. A plasma torch is employed to generate a supersonic plasma stream at an apex at which the electric arc is transferred to the at least one wire/rod feedstock to atomize the molten wire/rod feedstock into particles. A downstream cooling chamber solidifies the particles into the metallic powders. An anti-satellite diffuser is employed to prevent recirculation of the powders in order to avoid satellite formation. In an apparatus where two wires are fed, one wire serves as an anode, and the other as a cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: PYROGENESIS CANADA INC.
    Inventors: François Proulx, Christopher Alex Dorval Dion, Pierre Carabin
  • Patent number: 11839882
    Abstract: A method of generating a non-thermal microplasma, including the steps of providing a fibrous air-filter, arranging one or more pairs of elongated, adjacent, substantially parallel spaced-apart electrodes on the fibrous air-filter, wherein a discharge gap is defined between each pair; placing a component in signal communication with the electrodes for applying a voltage between each pair; and generating a non-thermal microplasma in a corresponding discharge gap and thereby removing one or more combustion byproducts from ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Justin McCarthy, Warren J. Jasper
  • Patent number: 11785701
    Abstract: A plasma generator includes an AC power supply, a power supply electrode and a ground electrode, one of which is disposed in a gas flow path and the other of which is a conductive wall constituting the gas flow path, an inflexible connection member configured to electrically connect the AC power supply and the power supply electrode, and an insulating material (power supply side insulating material, ground side insulating material) covering a side of one of the power supply electrode and the ground electrode, the side facing the other electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: EMD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akinori Ebe
  • Patent number: 11785700
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrode arrangement for forming a dielectric barrier plasma discharge between an electrode (1) supplied with an AC high voltage by a control device (20) and a treatment surface (21) of an electrically conductive body (22), said arrangement functioning as a ground electrode, wherein a dielectric material (8) completely covets the electrode (1) up to the treatment surface (21) and forms a contact side for the surface (21). The electrode arrangement permits effective and homogeneous formation of the plasma (23), in particular for large treatment surfaces (21), because the electrode (1) consists of at least two electrode portions (2, 3) arranged next to one another at the same distance (6) from the contact side and insulated from one another by the dielectric material (8), and because adjacent electrode portions are supplied by the control device with compensating partial AC voltages which are mirror-inverted in terms of the waveform and the voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: CINOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Wandke, Leonhard Trutwig, Mirko Hahnl, Karl-Otto Storck
  • Patent number: 11760776
    Abstract: The present invention discloses means, use and non-GM method for modulating proteins in microorganisms. This method comprising steps of providing a system comprising a plasma discharge source, the plasma; the plasma discharge electric field is in the range of about 200 to about 500 v/m; and a plasma modifying mechanism comprising (1) at least one magnetic material, and at least one piezoelectric material, and (2) at least one optical crystal material, the plasma modifying mechanism providing modified plasma output having frequencies in the range of about 3 KHz to about 30 KHz; and discharging the plasma towards the microorganisms in a pulsed profile; thereby modulating proteins from the target microorganisms. The invention also discloses means, use and non-GM method for de novo generating of proteins in microorganisms from within the proteome of the microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: ORTERON (T.O) LTD.
    Inventors: Tamar Levin, Orit Ish-Yemini
  • Patent number: 11713421
    Abstract: A process for continuously upgrading heavy oil to produce light hydrocarbon gases which are recycled in the process as a carrier gas used in spark-discharge hydrocarbon cracking within the process. The process also produces light hydrocarbon liquids which are used to upgrade the heavy oil. An apparatus for continuously upgrading heavy oil to produce light hydrocarbon gases which are recycled in the as a carrier gas used in spark-discharge hydrocarbon cracking within the apparatus. The apparatus also produces light hydrocarbon liquids which are used to upgrade the heavy oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Howard Jemison, David Staack, Kunpeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11690931
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a germicidal partition. A germicidal partition system including at least one negative ion generator including at least one negative high-voltage source, at least one high-voltage conductor electrically connected to the at least one negative high-voltage source, and at least one anode electrically connected to the at least one high-voltage conductor, and at least one fan configured to draw air into the system, direct the air through the at least one negative ion generator, and output the air through at least one manifold, wherein the air outputted through the at least one manifold is configured to create a barrier between a first air mass and a second air mass, such that the outputted air reduces at least one of the transfer of contaminants or the concentration of viable contagions between the first air mass and the second air mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: AURA Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Blate, Greg Houlgate, Anna Bennett, Garrett Goss, Matthew Feurer
  • Patent number: 11692143
    Abstract: A crude oil demulsification system includes a vessel. A cyclonic separator is disposed outside the vessel. The cyclonic separator is configured to receive and separate phases of a multi-phase fluid stream into a gaseous stream and a liquid stream that includes a first liquid phase and a second liquid phase by inducing cyclonic flow. A heat exchanger is fluidically connected to the cyclonic separator. The heat exchanger is disposed outside the vessel, and is configured to receive the liquid stream and to heat the liquid stream by exchanging heat with a heating medium flowed through the heat exchanger. An electrostatic coalescer is fluidically connected to the heat exchanger and is disposed inside the vessel. The electrostatic coalescer is configured to receive the liquid stream heated by the heat exchanger and to demulsify the liquid stream by causing coalescence of liquid droplets of one of the first or second liquid phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Nisar Ahmad Ansari, Mohamed Ahmed Soliman
  • Patent number: 11676799
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a chamber; a first electrode facing an inside of the chamber; a radio-frequency power supply configured to supply a radio-frequency power to the first electrode; a feeding rod configured to feed the radio-frequency power to a center of a surface of the first electrode opposite to a surface facing the inside of the chamber; a conductive plate provided in parallel to the surface of the first electrode opposite to the surface facing the inside of the chamber, the plate being grounded; and a dielectric plate connecting the first electrode and the conductive plate, and having a shape that is rotationally symmetric with respect to a center of the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Yamagishi, Hiroshi Ikeda, Hiroyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 11661656
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a thin film forming apparatus includes a chamber, a plurality of gas inlets that are formed at an upper portion of the chamber and receive at least two reaction gas and precursors for radical reaction, and a radical unit configured to generate radicals by reacting the reaction gas provided through the gas inlet and deposit a thin film on a substrate by spraying the radicals and the precursors downward. The radical unit is configured with a plurality of plates, a precursor spray path is configured to be sprayed from the radical unit after the precursors are sprayed to a plurality of paths greater than precursor spray paths of the gas inlet in an uppermost plate among the plurality of plates, and a reaction gas spray path is configured not to overlap with the precursor spray path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: EQ TECH PLUS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hwa Shin, Yong Weon Kim
  • Patent number: 11613817
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eliminating carbon dioxide and capturing solid carbon are disclosed. By eliminating carbon dioxide gas, e.g., from an effluent exhaust stream of a fossil fuel fired electric power production facility, the inventive concepts presented herein represent an environmentally-clean solution that permanently eliminates greenhouse gases while at the same time producing captured solid carbon products that are useful in various applications including advanced composite material synthesis (e.g., carbon fiber, 3D graphene) and energy storage (e.g., battery technology). Capture of solid carbon during the disclosed process for eliminating greenhouse gasses avoids the inefficiencies and risks associated with conventional carbon dioxide sequestration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Lauren Sienko
  • Patent number: 11602038
    Abstract: A planar flexible electrode arrangement for a dielectric barrier plasma discharge has a central region (107) and an edge region (108) and at least one planar electrode (102) to which a high-voltage potential can be applied and which is embedded in a planar dielectric (101) that forms an upper face (103) and a contact face (104), wherein the planar dielectric (101), at least in the edge region (108), has the shape of a spiral-shaped wound-up strip (109) and the at least one electrode (102) is formed by at least one electrical conductor (114) that extends in the longitudinal direction of the wound-up strip (109) and that opens into an end face of the strip (109), which conductor (114) is surrounded, with the sole exception of the end face of the strip (109), by the dielectric of the strip (109) and, in the region of the end face of the strip (109), is electrically insulated from the surroundings by a cover element (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: CINOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Leonhard Trutwig, Mirko Hahnl, Karl-Otto Storck, Melanie Ricke, Dirk Wandke
  • Patent number: 11598765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flatbed air-liquid interface exposure module for exposing a plurality of cells at an air-liquid interface to nanoparticles, the flatbed air-liquid interface exposure module comprising a moisturizing section, an exposure section, and an aerosol duct. Further provided are related systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignees: VITO NV, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg
    Inventors: Evelien Frijns, Johan Van Laer, Sandra Verstraelen, An Jacobs, Albert Duschl, Martin Himly, Pierre Madl
  • Patent number: 11581562
    Abstract: A wastewater to chemical fuel conversion device is provided that includes a housing having a first chamber and a second chamber, where the first chamber includes a bio-photoanode, where the second chamber includes a photocathode, where a backside of the bio-photoanode abuts a first side of a planatized fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) glass, where a backside of the photocathode abuts a second side of the FTO glass, where a proton exchange membrane separates the first chamber from the second chamber, where the first chamber includes a wastewater input and a reclaimed water output, where the second chamber includes a solar light input and a H2 gas output, where the solar light input is disposed for solar light illumination of the first chamber and the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Yat Li
  • Patent number: 11571676
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an opening-closing type microwave catalytic reaction apparatus, including a microwave system, a microwave cavity, a protective cover, a cooling system, and a vertical furnace tube, where two ends of the furnace tube are respectively stretched out of the microwave cavity, the microwave system includes a plurality of microwave transmitting units, and the microwave transmitting unit includes a microwave transmitter; the furnace tube is provided with a gas inlet on a top and a gas outlet on a bottom; a compression hinge and a cavity cover capable of being opened or closed are arranged on the microwave cavity, a convex edge plate is disposed at an edge of the cavity cover, the compression hinge can compress the cavity cover such that the convex edge plate is tightly attached to a concave edge plate on the microwave cavity, and the protective cover can cover the entire cavity cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: KUNMING UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Lei Xu, Libo Zhang, Hang Li, Zhaohui Han, Jianhua Liu, Junwen Zhou, Hongying Xia, Xiangxian Liu, Yi Xia, Xinpei Li
  • Patent number: 11558952
    Abstract: A BID includes: a discharger (2) including a dielectric pipe (8) and a pair of electrodes (14, 16) attached on an outer wall of the dielectric pipe, the pair of electrodes (14, 16) being arranged at a distance from each other in a direction along a central axis of the dielectric pipe (8), the discharger (2) being arranged so that plasma generating gas is introduced from a first end of the dielectric pipe (8) and configured to generates dielectric barrier discharge inside the dielectric pipe (8) to generate plasma; a detection section (4) including a sample gas introduction section (31) and a collection electrode (26) for collecting ions, the detection section (4) being configured to ionize components in the sample gas using light emitted from the plasma generated in the discharger (2) and to detect the generated ions by collecting them using the collection electrode (26); and a voltage supply (6; 6?) for generating a potential difference between the pair of electrodes (14, 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kei Shinada, Katsuhisa Kitano
  • Patent number: 11472701
    Abstract: Provided are a hydrogen purification device and a hydrogen purification method whereby hydrogen having a high purity can be purified at a high yield from a starting gas. The hydrogen purification device comprises: a starting gas source that supplies a starting gas, said starting gas containing hydrogen molecules and/or a hydride, to a discharge space; a plasma reactor that defines at least a part of the discharge space; a hydrogen flow channel that is connected to the discharge space; and leads out purified hydrogen from the starting gas source; a hydrogen separation membrane that partitions the discharge space from the hydrogen flow channel defines at least a part of the discharge space by one surface thereof and defines at least a part of the hydrogen flow channel by the other surface thereof; an electrode that is positioned outside the discharge space; and an adsorbent that is filled in the discharge space and adsorbs the starting gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: National University Corporation Tokai National Higher Education and Research System, SAWAFUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kambara, Tomonori Miura, Yukio Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 11458461
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to semiconductor nanoparticles, metal-semiconductor hybrid structures, processes for producing semiconductor nanoparticles, processes for producing metal-semiconductor hybrid structures, and processes for producing conversion products. In an aspect is provided a process for producing a metal-semiconductor hybrid structure that includes introducing a first precursor comprising a metal from Group 11-Group 14 to an amine and an anion precursor to form a semiconductor nanoparticle comprising the Group 11-Group 14 metal; introducing a second precursor comprising a metal from Group 7-Group 11 to the semiconductor nanoparticle to form a metal-semiconductor mixture; and introducing the metal-semiconductor mixture to separation conditions to produce the metal-semiconductor hybrid structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shutang Chen, Gugang Chen
  • Patent number: 11448409
    Abstract: An air purification device includes a reactor having a hollow shape and extending in one direction, a discharge plasma generator comprising a first electrode disposed on an outer wall of the reactor and a second electrode disposed inside the reactor, where the discharge plasma generator is configured to generate a discharge plasma in a discharge region, a plurality of dielectric particles disposed on a packed-bed of the reactor, a liquid supplier which supplies a liquid into the reactor, and a liquid recoverer which recovers the liquid discharged from the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., UNIVERSITY PUBLIC CORPORATION OSAKA
    Inventors: Kitae Park, Jinkyu Kang, Haruhiko Yamasaki, Tomoyuki Kuroki, Masaaki Okubo, Tadao Yagi, Hyun Chul Lee, Joonseon Jeong, Hyoungwoo Choi
  • Patent number: 11413627
    Abstract: Apparatus for reducing the translucence or opacity caused by smoke within a closed environment includes a fibrous substrate comprising non-conductive fibers. The apparatus further includes elongated, substantially parallel electrodes disposed on the substrate arranged as one or more pairs of adjacent electrodes, wherein a discharge gap is defined between each pair. The apparatus additionally includes a component configured for applying a voltage between each pair to generate a non-thermal microplasma in a corresponding discharge gap to collect or bind one or more airborne particulate combustion byproducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Stitch Partners
    Inventors: Justin McCarthy, Warren J. Jasper
  • Patent number: 11287387
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for determining levels of gaseous elements and optionally utilizing the determined levels to calibrate one or more sensors of an air purifier. For example, in some implementations a first image is captured of a colorimetric sensor device at the start of a sensing period and a second image is captured of the colorimetric sensor device at the end of the sensing period. The colorimetric sensor device includes at least one colorimetric sensor configured to change colors in response to reaction with a gaseous pollutant. Values may be determined based on the colors of the colorimetric sensor in the first and second images and the values may be utilized to determine a pollution value indicative of the amount of the gaseous pollutant to which the colorimetric sensor was exposed during the sensing period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Wei Zhong Chen
  • Patent number: 11260143
    Abstract: An air purifier including a body including a suction port and a discharge port disposed on opposing surfaces thereof, and having an inner space through which air flows from the suction port to the discharge port, a fan disposed in the inner space and having a side surface separated from an inner wall of the body, at least one light source module disposed in the inner space to emit UV light, a power controller mounted on the inner wall and connected to a power source to supply electric power to the light source module, a cover mounted on the inner wall to cover the power controller, and at least one filter disposed in the inner space of the body, in which the cover includes a tilted air flow guide facet to guide tilted to allow air suctioned through the suction port toward the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woong Ki Jeong, Sang Wook Jung, Jong Rack Kim, Si Ho Yu, Hee Cheul Jung, Byung Chul Joo
  • Patent number: 11027253
    Abstract: Systems and methods of reducing heat exchanger fouling rate and of producing polyolefins are provide herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Ralph J. Price, Jeffrey S. Lowell
  • Patent number: 10919768
    Abstract: A nitric oxide generator generates nitric oxide from a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen such as air treated by a pulsating electrical discharge. The desired concentration of nitric oxide is obtained by controlling at least one of a frequency of the pulsating electrical discharge and duration of each electrical discharge pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NitricGen, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick John Montgomery, Cory Casper, Duncan P. L. Bathe, Tye Gribb
  • Patent number: 10898604
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating air includes a housing with an air inlet and an air outlet, the housing enclosing an air treatment zone and an ozone removal zone, wherein the ozone removal zone is positioned downstream of the air treatment zone with respect to a flow direction of the air being treated, an ozone generator in the air treatment zone configured to generate ozone from the air, wherein the ozone generated by the ozone generator treats the air in the air treatment zone, catalyst in the ozone removal zone that removes at least a portion of the ozone generated the ozone generator, a particle matter (PM) filter positioned between the air treatment zone and the ozone removal zone, wherein the ozone generated by the ozone generator treats the PM filter, and an air mover positioned near the air outlet configured to draw the air through the air inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Bluezone IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Karen Benedek, Philip C. Carbone, Peter J. Loftus, David Hensel, Anna Cheimets, James Poon, Elizabeth Gillis, Warren James Ellis, Charles Marble
  • Patent number: 10875790
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing reforming liquid includes a treatment tank in which an introduced liquid is swirled so as to generate a gas phase in the vicinity of a swirling center of a swirling flow of the liquid, a first electrode which has at least a portion which is disposed in the treatment tank and comes into contact with the liquid in the treatment tank, a second electrode which is disposed so as to come into contact with the liquid in the treatment tank and a power source which is configured to apply a voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode so as to generate plasma in the gas phase. A reformed liquid is produced in a manner that the plasma is generated in the gas phase so as to form a reformed component, and the formed reformed component is dissolved and dispersed in the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku Miyake, Takahiro Kitai, Masanori Minamio, Yoshio Yamada, Genichiro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10843942
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid treatment apparatus which includes a treatment tank which generates a gas phase in a swirling flow of liquid, by swirling an introduced liquid and which treats liquid by applying a pulse voltage to a generated gas phase to generate plasma, in which an insulator which is an insulating space forming member is disposed on a wall surface of one end of the treatment tank so as to prevent a swirling flow from being affected, faces the space connected via the through-hole of the insulator, and thus the first electrode is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku Miyake, Yoshio Yamada, Genichiro Matsuda, Takahiro Kitai
  • Patent number: 10828604
    Abstract: An exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine includes an exhaust gas pathway configured to receive exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine and a non-thermal plasma generator positioned in the exhaust gas pathway. The non-thermal plasma generator is configured to increase a proportion of nitrogen dioxide in the exhaust gas. The system also includes a first treatment element positioned in the exhaust gas pathway downstream of the non-thermal plasma generator and a second treatment element positioned in the exhaust gas pathway downstream of the first treatment element. At least one of the first treatment element or the second treatment element includes a combined selective catalytic reduction and diesel particulate filter (SCR+F) element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Shyan-Cherng Huang
  • Patent number: 10692704
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods associated with activating fluids using indirect plasma. In particular, liquid can be activated to high concentrations and at high volumes by thinning and mixing the liquid as it is exposed to the plasma, resulting more efficient activation. Further increases in activation can be reached by re-circulating fluid for additional exposure to the plasma. High flow rates can be achieved with integrated systems that utilize multiple activation systems with coordinated control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Louis
  • Patent number: 10561760
    Abstract: A space modification apparatus includes a treatment tank configured to generate a gas phase around a rotating center of a rotating flow of a liquid by rotating the liquid, a first electrode of which at least a part is in the treatment tank so as to be in contact with the liquid in the treatment tank, a second electrode in contact with the liquid in the treatment tank, and a power source configured to apply a voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode to generate plasma in the gas phase to generate modification components, the modification components being dissolved and dispersed in the liquid, and a modification liquid being generated and retained in a storage tank. The modification liquid is sprayed or scattered from a nozzle into a treatment target space via a supply pump in the form of mist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kitai, Genichiro Matsuda, Yoshio Yamada, Gaku Miyake
  • Patent number: 10551402
    Abstract: An air sensor system including a pressure or airflow sensor, a filter housing that defines an air flow path to the air pressure sensor, and a filter in the air flow path. The filter includes a micro filter and a hydrophobic membrane. The hydrophobic membrane is downstream of the micro filter in the air flow path to the pressure or airflow sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Bart M. A. Missotten, Glenn Aesaert, Michael Carpentier, Dré W. J. Jongmans, Brecht Vanmullem, Karel M. C. Viaene
  • Patent number: 10478517
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising: a fumehood; and an air treatment device for purging unwanted substances from the exhaust air of the fumehood, the air treatment device comprising: a non-thermal plasma reactor stage for producing air byproducts comprising O., N., OH. and O3 and introducing those air byproducts into the exhaust air of the fumehood so as to treat the exhaust air of the fumehood; and a catalyst stage downstream of the non-thermal plasma reactor stage for further treating the air downstream of the non-thermal plasma reactor stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FIPAK Research And Development Company
    Inventors: Francois Hauville, Cédric Herry
  • Patent number: 10384939
    Abstract: In an ozone generation apparatus, a discharge cell includes a first electrode part, a second electrode part, and a dielectric partition plate. The first electrode part and the second electrode part face each other, and the dielectric partition plate is provided between the first and second electrode parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Tabata, Yujiro Okihara, Shinichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10350572
    Abstract: A reactor system that includes a single reactor or a plurality of parallel reactors. A method that includes injecting a mixture including liquid water and a gas, into at least one electrically-conductive inlet capillary tube of a continuously-flowing plasma reactor to generate a flowing liquid film region on one or more internal walls of the continuously-flowing plasma reactor with a gas stream flowing through the flowing liquid film region; propagating a plasma discharge along the flowing liquid film region from at least one electrically-conductive inlet capillary to an electrically-conductive outlet capillary tube at an opposing end of the continuously-flowing plasma reactor; dissociating the liquid water in the plasma discharge to form a plurality of dissociation products; producing hydrogen peroxide and nitrogen oxides from the plurality of dissociation products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Locke, Robert Wandell
  • Patent number: 10343132
    Abstract: Water is flowed inside main body section formed from an insulating material such that a specified space remains inside the main body section. Electrodes and are arranged along the outer walls of the main body section and voltage is applied to the electrodes. Processing gas present inside the main body section is plasmarized and plasma is emitted to the water flowing inside the main body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Niwa, Takahiro Jindo, Toshiyuki Ikedo
  • Patent number: 10322811
    Abstract: A filter assembly including a plurality of filter modules, wherein each filter module in the plurality of filter modules includes a frame, a filtration element coupled within the frame, and at least one mating feature. The at least one mating feature of each filter module is configured for selective engagement with the at least one mating feature of another filter module such that the plurality of filter modules are coupled together in a serial arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas James Breigenzer, Fue Chue Vue
  • Patent number: 10231322
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a homologous dual-energy accelerator and a therapy device comprising the homologous accelerator. The homologous dual-energy accelerator comprises an electron emitting device and an accelerating device, wherein the electron emitting device is located at the input end of the accelerating device, and electrons generated by the electron emitting device are emitted from the output end of the accelerating device after being accelerated by the accelerating device; the homologous dual-energy accelerator further comprises at least one separation deflection device which is arranged on the output end side of the accelerating device and used for changing the motion trail of partial electrons among the electrons accelerated by the accelerating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Suzhou Linatech Medical Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan Yi Yao
  • Patent number: 10087092
    Abstract: Corrosion Resistant Ozone Generators, including ozone generating chips, for various purposes including spas, pools and jetted tubs as well as methods for making and using such Corrosion Resistant Ozone Generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Custom Molded Products, LLC
    Inventors: Frank G. Martin, Joseph A. Cannavino
  • Patent number: 10030195
    Abstract: An apparatus and method sinters or partially sinters green pellets in a selected temperature range to make proppant particles as the green pellets pass through a first central portion of the first vortex gas flow and exit the second end of the first cylindrical vessel and/or pass through a second central portion of the second vortex flow and exit the fourth end of the second cylindrical vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Foret Plasma Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Foret
  • Patent number: 10018351
    Abstract: A system and method for producing steam from an electrically conductive fluid includes: (a) a glow discharge cell, (b) a fluid source, a pump or a valve, and (c) a DC electrical power supply. The glow discharge cell includes an electrically conductive cylindrical vessel having first and second ends, and at least one inlet and one outlet. A hollow electrode is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the vessel and extends at least from the first end to the second end of the vessel. First and second insulators seal the first and second ends, respectively, of the vessel around the hollow electrode and maintain a substantially equidistant gap between the vessel and the hollow electrode. A non-conductive granular material is disposed within the gap. An electric glow discharge is created whenever the cell is connected to the electrical power supply, and the electrically conductive fluid is introduced into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Foret Plasma Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Foret
  • Patent number: 9956525
    Abstract: An apparatus for purifying waste gases for an integrated semiconductor is provided, which includes a cover including a burner mounted thereon to generate a flame and a plurality of waste gas inlet pipes formed on a circumference of the burner to make waste gases flow therethrough; a reactor including upper and lower openings formed thereon so that the cover is detachably coupled to the upper opening, a converging member tapered to have a smaller diameter as going toward a lower portion thereof, and a transport pipe vertically arranged to communicate with an apex of the converging member, in which a water curtain is formed to prevent accumulation of by-products, to burn and discharge the inflow waste gases; and a cleaning portion integrally formed in the reactor to water-clean the burnt waste gases that are discharged into the reactor after passing through the transport pipe to collect particles. Since the burner, the reactor, and the scrubber are integrally formed in a body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Global Standard Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duk Jun Kim, Sang Joon Park, Dong Keun Jeon, Ki Yong Lee, Hyun Uk Sin, Gyu Dong Moon
  • Patent number: 9914173
    Abstract: A particle production apparatus including a generating device, a conveying device, and a straightening device is provided. The generating device includes a tank filled with a dense medium, an electric power source, a first and a second electrical conducting element received in the dense medium and coupled to an anode and a cathode of the electric power source respectively. The conveying device is configured to convey a metal wire into the tank and make the metal wire to contact the first electrical conducting element and the second electrical conducting element in a straight-line direction, so as to produce an electric explosion to form a plurality of particles in the dense medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Tai-Hsin Hsu, Yin Chuang, Wen-Pin Chien, Chi-Ming Chang, Ho-Chung Fu, Chang-Pen Chen
  • Patent number: 9907874
    Abstract: Ionization systems configured with a catalyst-bearing sleeve provide improved filtration while keeping ozone levels within acceptable limits. Modular configurations provide for serviceability and replaceability. System controls monitor particulates, temperature, humidity, and other relevant factors and adjust an ionization level accordingly for optimal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ionaer International Arizona, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Bender, Perry Pauley, Brian Keith Roper, Todd Kenneth Roper
  • Patent number: 9861950
    Abstract: The activation of the C—H bond using low temperature plasma with an inlet liquid stream such that value added products are formed effectively. An organic liquid (e.g., hexane which is immiscible with liquid water) is injected into a flowing gas (argon) stream followed by mixing with a liquid water stream. Thereafter, the mixture contacts a plasma region formed by a pulsed electric discharge. The plasma formed with the flowing liquid and gas between the two electrodes causes chemical reactions that generate various compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Locke, Igor Alabugin, Robert Wandell, Kevin Hsieh, Stefan Bresch
  • Patent number: 9765271
    Abstract: There are disclosed energetic nanoparticle compositions and materials containing silicon and other energetic elements, and methods of manufacturing the same, including reacting silicon nanoparticles and unsaturated alkene or alkyne to form covalently bonded surface coatings passivated against surface oxidation, for combination with a fuel, explosive or oxidizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: James J. Myrick
  • Patent number: 9757487
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for self-sterilizing a surface or other portion of the apparatus and/or sterilizing other objects. Embodiments can utilize self-generated and/or remotely controlled plasma fields for the purpose of self-sterilization and/or sterilization of another object. Embodiments of the invention can have broad applications in procedures and equipment requiring the sterility of devices used for medical procedures, decontamination procedures, drug delivery, sterility of consumer products, and sterility of food preparation equipment and tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Subrata Roy, Karl Zawoy
  • Patent number: 9743672
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to novel methods and novel devices for the continuous manufacture of nanoparticles, microparticles and nanoparticle/liquid solution(s). The nanoparticles (and/or micron-sized particles) comprise a variety of possible compositions, sizes and shapes. The particles (e.g., nanoparticles) are caused to be present (e.g., created) in a liquid (e.g., water) by, for example, preferably utilizing at least one adjustable plasma (e.g., created by at least one AC and/or DC power source), which plasma communicates with at least a portion of a surface of the liquid. At least one subsequent and/or substantially simultaneous adjustable electrochemical processing technique is also preferred. Multiple adjustable plasmas and/or adjustable electrochemical processing techniques are preferred. The continuous process causes at least one liquid to flow into, through and out of at least one trough member, such liquid being processed, conditioned and/or effected in said trough member(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: David K. Pierce, Mark G. Mortenson, David A. Bryce