Aluminum (e.g., Aluminate, Etc.) Patents (Class 423/600)
  • Patent number: 10576457
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an alumina having a surface area in the range of 330-400 m2/g, a pore volume in the range of 1.2-1.7 cc/g, and an average pore diameter in the range of 125-160 ?. The present disclosure also relates to alumina extrudates having a diameter in the range of 1 mm to 3 mm, a surface area in the range of 300-360 m2/g, a pore volume in the range of 0.8-1.3 cc/g and pore diameter in the range of 90-130 ? with a crushing strength in the range of 1-2.5 daN/mm. Further, the present disclosure relates to a process for the preparation of alumina and alumina extrudates. The alumina extrudates can be used as a support for catalyst preparation or as a catalyst or adsorbent in various processes. The process of the present disclosure enhances metal loading capacity, has better metal dispersion, and exhibit delay in deactivation of the catalyst due to mouth pore plugging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Amit Arvind Deshmukh, Sandip Sahebrao Deshmukh, Sanket Shamsunder Salgaonkar, Govind Sethia
  • Patent number: 10544090
    Abstract: Rhein analogues that exhibit anti-proliferative activity, particular against cancer cells, are described herein. In some embodiments, the compounds contain a flat or planar ring system. Such rings system by facilitate non-covalent binding of the compounds to the DNA complex, such as by intercalation. In some embodiment, the compounds contain a flat or planar ring system as described above and one or more substituents which are alkylating moieties, electrophilic groups or Michael acceptors or groups which contain one or more alkylating moieties, electrophilic groups and/or Michael acceptors. The compounds described herein can also contain one more functional groups to improve the solubility of the compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc., Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Binghe Wang, Chaofeng Dai, Alexander Draganov, Xiaochuan Yang, Guojing Sun, Chunhao Yang, Weixuan Chen, Nanting Ni, Muxiang Zhou, Lubing Gu
  • Patent number: 10450199
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of nanoparticles, their preparation and their use as pinning centers in superconductors. In particular the present invention relates to nanoparticles comprising an oxide of Sr, Ba, Y, La, Ti, Zr, Hf, Nb, or Ta, wherein the nanoparticles have a weight average diameter of 1 to 30 nm and wherein an organic compound of general formula (I), (II) or (III) or an organic compound containing at least two carboxylic acid groups on the surface of the nanoparticles (I) (II) (III) wherein a is 0 to 5, b and c are independent of each other 1 to 14, n is 1 to 5, f is 0 to 5, p and q are independent of each other 1 to 14, and e and f are independent of each other 0 to 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Maximilian Hemgesberg, Denis Schwall, Thorsten Martin Staudt, Isabel van Driessche, Katrien De Keukeleere, Jonathan De Roo, Till Gruendling, Matthias Maier, Michael Baecker, Jan Bennewitz, Ron Feenstra, Hannes Rijckaert, Hens Zeger
  • Patent number: 10414912
    Abstract: This invention relates to metal composite panels and to a core composition, or core filler composition, used for making them. This invention also relates to a process for making the metal composite panels by extruding the core composition or core filler composition between two metal panels and calendaring the metal panels to form the metal composite panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: J.M. Huber Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dittmar, Joachim Schaeling, Martijn Mies, Bashar Diar Bakerly
  • Patent number: 10118831
    Abstract: The invention provides for a method of making a magnesium aluminate spinel including an alumina compound and a magnesium compound, the method including the steps of; dispersing the alumina compound by dispersing it in a aqueous solution, to form an alumina dispersion, the aqueous solution having a pH of between 2 and 5; preferably between 2 and 4, flocculating the alumina by increasing the pH of the alumina dispersion to a pH of between 8 and 10 by adding a base; adding the alumina dispersion to an aqueous dispersion of the magnesium compound to form a slurry; drying the slurry to produce a dried spinel precursor; and calcining the dried spinel precursor to produce the magnesium aluminate spinel. Dispersing at such a low pH results in a conversion to spinel as well as allows for the control of the surface area of the spinel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sasol (USA) Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. Peoples, Allison L. Hann
  • Patent number: 10040693
    Abstract: Particles for a monolithic refractory are made of a spinet porous sintered body which is represented by a chemical formula of MgAl2O4, wherein pores having a pore size of 0.01 ?m or more and less than 0.8 ?m occupy 10 vol % or more and 50 vol % or less with respect to a total volume of pores having a pore size of 10 ?m or less in the particles, and the particles for a monolithic refractory have grain size distribution in which particles having a particle size of less than 45 ?m occupy 60 vol % or less, particles having a particle size of 45 ?m or more and less than 100 ?m occupy 20 vol % or more and 60 vol % or less, and particles having a particle size of 100 ?m or more and 1000 ?m or less occupy 10 vol % or more and 50 vol % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: COORSTEK KK
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Fujita, Shuko Akamine
  • Patent number: 10016727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for extracting magnesium and lithium and also producing layered double hydroxides (LDH) from brine, comprising the steps of: adding an aluminum salt to brine, to prepare a mixed salt solution A for preparing MgAl-LDH; adding an alkaline solution to carry out co-precipitation, followed by crystallization; after the crystallization is complete, performing solid-liquid separation to obtain a solid product of MgAl-LDH and a filtrate; concentrating the filtrate by evaporation to obtain a lithium-rich brine, adding an aluminum salt thereto to prepare a mixed salt solution B for preparing LiAl-LDH; adding the mixed salt solution B to an alkaline solution to carry out precipitation; after the precipitation is complete, performing solid-liquid separation to obtain a solid product of LiAl-LDH and a filtrate; and concentrating the filtrate by evaporation, returning the solution concentrated by evaporation to the lithium-rich brine for recycled use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Xu Xiang, Ruirui Wang, Xue Duan
  • Patent number: 10006880
    Abstract: Ceria nanoparticle compositions for use with in vitro electrochemical chemical or biochemical sensors (e.g., test strip glucose sensors), for example to form a cathode or a reference electrode, are provided. The ceria nanoparticle compositions may be combined with a conductive material (e.g., mixed with) to form the cathode or the reference electrode or the ceria nanoparticle compositions may be deposited over a layer of conductive material to form the cathode or the reference electrode. Electrochemical in vitro sensors for determining the concentration of an analyte having a reference electrode and/or a cathode including a ceria nanoparticle composition, and methods for determining an analyte concentration using the electrochemical sensors are also described. Methods of making in vitro electrochemical sensors having a reference electrode and/or a cathode including a ceria nanoparticle composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Heller
  • Patent number: 9908103
    Abstract: A process for preparing a mesoporous metal oxide, i.e., transition metal oxide. Lanthanide metal oxide, a post-transition metal oxide and metalloid oxide. The process comprises providing an acidic mixture comprising a metal precursor, an interface modifier, a hydrotropic ion precursor, and a surfactant; and heating the acidic mixture at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to form the mesoporous metal oxide. A mesoporous metal oxide prepared by the above process. A method of controlling nano-sized wall crystallinity and mesoporosity in mesoporous metal oxides. The method comprises providing an acidic mixture comprising a metal precursor, an interface modifier, a hydrotropic ion precursor, and a surfactant; and heating the acidic mixture at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to control nano-sized wall crystallinity and mesoporosity in the mesoporous metal oxides. Mesoporous metal oxides and a method of tuning structural properties of mesoporous metal oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Steven L. Suib, Altug Suleyman Poyraz
  • Patent number: 9809657
    Abstract: A solution of a mixed alkaline earth alkoxide compound with an aluminum compound in an aprotic solvent, and methods of making and using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ALBEMARLE GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Wietelmann, Armin Stoll, Florian Kiefer, Ute Emmel
  • Patent number: 9810986
    Abstract: A method for producing a fiber having a pattern on a surface thereof, the method including forming a resin composition layer having a linear first pattern using a resin composition; and forming a second pattern on the resin composition layer. The second pattern may be formed by forming a thin film of a block copolymer comprising at least two block chains different from each other in surface free energy on the resin composition layer and subjecting the block copolymer to microphase separation. Alternatively, the second pattern is formed by adhering particles onto the resin composition layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Senzaki
  • Patent number: 9776170
    Abstract: A heterogeneous catalyst suitable for use in alkane dehydrogenation has an active layer that includes alumina and gallia. The active layer is dispersed on a support such as alumina or silica-modified alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark P. Kaminsky, Andrzej Malek, Lin Luo, Brien A. Stears, Isa K. Mbaraka, Devon C. Rosenfeld
  • Patent number: 9605427
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a process for manufacturing xerogels optionally containing a fibrous reinforcement material, to an insulating, self-supporting single-layer composite panel of thickness between 30 mm and 70 mm of xerogel comprising a fibrous reinforcement material comprising a nonwoven fibrous batting obtainable by this process and to the use thereof for the manufacture of building materials and thermal insulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ENERSENS
    Inventors: Elodie Besselievre, Emilie Darrigues, Sophie Chausson, Gilbert Pouleyn
  • Patent number: 9468914
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved process for the preparation of phosphorous containing mesoporous alumina catalyst for selective dehydration of methanol to dimethyl ether. The process provides a single step selective vapor phase dehydration of methanol to produce dimethyl ether over phosphorous containing mesoporous alumina (P/Al2O3) catalyst at a temperature in the range of 150-350° C. The process provides methanol conversion of 45-100% with a selectivity of the DME up to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Ankur Bordoloi, Reena Goyal, Subhasis Das, Rajib Kumar Singha, Chandrashekar Pendem, Laxmi Narayan Sivakumar Konathala, Rajaram Bal, Sandeep Saran, Madhukar Onkarnath Garg
  • Patent number: 9419277
    Abstract: A composite metal precursor including a composite metal hydroxide represented by Formula 1 below, wherein an amount of magnesium (Mg) in the composite metal hydroxide is less than or equal to 0.005 wt %, an electrode active material formed from the same, a positive electrode including the same, and a lithium secondary battery employing the same: (A1-x-yBxCy)(OH)2??[Formula 1] wherein in Formula 1, x, y, A, B, and C are as described in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hak-Seok Kang, Heung-Min Oh, Young-Hoon Do, Myung-Hun Bae, Suk-Chul Jung
  • Patent number: 9309156
    Abstract: Transparent spinel ceramics, as they can be used, for example, as protective ceramics, and to a method for the production thereof. Transparent spinel ceramics which preferably contain no visible defects and which have an in-line transmission of more than 82% in wavelength ranges of infrared light, measured between 1000 nm and 2500 nm, at sample thicknesses?3 mm. Spinel ceramics transparent in wavelength ranges of infrared light which are composed of sintered magnesium aluminum spinel having an average structural grain size of ?10 ?m and having maximally 0.5 mass % overall of homogeneously distributed additives of calcium and/or strontium and/or barium which are present in a concentration, expressed respectively as an oxide, of 0.005 to <0.2 mass % CaO and/or 0.005 to <0.5 mass % SrO and/or 0.005 to <0.5 mass % BaO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Hutzler, Andreas Krell
  • Patent number: 9306209
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing a negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, comprising the steps of: mixing a silicon precursor, a surfactant comprising an ammonium halide salt having a organic group, an initiator, and a solvent; heat-treating the mixture; cooling the heat-treated mixture to room temperature; washing the cooled, heat treated mixture; and calcining the washed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: ULSAN National Institute of Science and Technology, LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaephil Cho, Min-Ho Seo, Mi-Hee Park, Hye-Jung Kim, Ki-Tae Kim, Je-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9216381
    Abstract: Thermally stable, solid alumina-based compositions useful for the trapping of nitrogen oxides that are contained in gaseous fluids, notably in vehicular exhaust gases, are formed of alumina, cerium and a divalent metal M selected from among barium, strontium or an association of these two elements and which include at least 10% of the weight of element M expressed by weight of oxide in contrast to the total weight of the composition and also wherein the aluminate compound of the metal element M, i.e., MAl2O4, is absent and not detectable by X-ray diffraction of the composition, after calcination thereof with air at 700° C. for two hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Emmanuel Rohart, Claire Pitois, Kazuhiko Yokota, Virginie Belliere-Baca, Virginie Harle
  • Patent number: 9216310
    Abstract: A hydrotalcite-like substance capable of ion exchange with target anions, being of small crystal size that exhibits large basal spacing and excels at anion exchange performance; a process for producing the same; and a method of immobilizing hazardous substances. The hydrotalcite-like substance is produced by mixing an acidic solution containing aluminum and magnesium ions with an alkaline solution containing an alkali to synthesize a hydrotalcite-like substance, followed by, without ageing, water removal or neutralization. The molar ratio of aluminum ions and magnesium ions is preferably in the range of 1:5 to 1:2. Hazardous substances can be immobilized by pulverizing the hydrotalcite-like substance after synthesis and adding the powder to a subject, or adding a hydrotalcite-like substance in slurry form to a subject, or carrying out addition so as to cause the synthesis directly at the position of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: WASEDA UNIVERSITY, JDC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamazaki, Mai Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150147590
    Abstract: A new Enhanced High Pressure Sintering (EHPS) method for making three-dimensional fully dense nanostructures and nano-heterostructures formed from nanoparticle powders, and three-dimensional fully dense nanostructures and nano-heterostructures formed using that method. A nanoparticle powder is placed into a reaction chamber and is treated at an elevated temperature under a gas flow to produce a cleaned powder. The cleaned powder is formed into a low density green compact which is then sintered at a temperature below conventional sintering temperatures to produce a fully dense bulk material having a retained nanostructure or nano-heterostructure corresponding to the nanostructure of the constituent nanoparticles. All steps are performed without exposing the nanoparticle powder to the ambient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Boris N. Feigelson, James A. Wollmershauser
  • Publication number: 20150130550
    Abstract: Materials, devices and methods related to below-resonance radio-frequency (RF) circulators and isolators. In some embodiments, a circulator can include a conductor having a plurality of signal ports, and one or more magnets configured to provide a magnetic field. The circulator can further include one or more ferrite disks implemented relative to the conductor and the one or more magnets so that an RF signal can be routed selectively among the signal ports due to the magnetic field. Each of the one or more ferrite disks can include synthetic garnet material having dodecahedral sites, octahedral sites and tetrahedral sites, with bismuth (Bi) occupying at least some of the dodecahedral sites, and aluminum (Al) occupying at least some of the tetrahedral sites. Such synthetic garnet material can be represented by a formula Y3-x-2y?zBixCa2y+zFe5-y-z-aVyZrzAlaO12. In some embodiments, x?1.4, y?0.7, z?0.7, and a?0.75.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David Bowie CRUICKSHANK, Iain Alexander MACFARLANE, Michael David HILL
  • Patent number: 9028726
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sputtering target suitable for producing an amorphous transparent conductive film which can be formed without heating a substrate and without feeding water during the sputtering; which is easily crystallized by low-temperature annealing; and which has low resistivity after the crystallization. An oxide sintered compact containing an indium oxide as a main component, while containing tin as a first additive element, and one or more elements selected from germanium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum as a second additive element, with the content of tin which is the first additive element being 2-15 atom % relative to the total content of indium and tin, and the total content of the second additive element being 0.1-2 atom % relative to the total content of indium, tin and the second additive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Masakatsu Ikisawa, Masataka Yahagi
  • Publication number: 20150126355
    Abstract: Feed material comprising uniform solution precursor droplets is processed in a uniform melt state using microwave generated plasma. The plasma torch employed is capable of generating laminar gas flows and providing a uniform temperature profile within the plasma. Plasma exhaust products are quenched at high rates to yield amorphous products. Products of this process include spherical, highly porous and amorphous oxide ceramic particles such as magnesia-yttria (MgO—Y2O3). The present invention can also be used to produce amorphous non oxide ceramic particles comprised of Boron, Carbon, and Nitrogen which can be subsequently consolidated into super hard materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: AMASTAN TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Kamal Hadidi, Makhlouf Redjdal
  • Publication number: 20150098883
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed use of lactam as a solvent in the preparation of nanomaterials by precipitation method, sol-gel method or high temperature pyrolysis. These methods are able to recycle lactam solvent, which meet requirements of environmental protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SHANGHAI GENIUS ADVANCED MATERIAL (GROUP) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Housheng Xia, Guisheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8992867
    Abstract: Dry-scrubbing media compositions, methods of preparation and methods of use are provided. The compositions contain activated alumina and magnesium oxide. Optionally, activated carbon and other impregnates, such as hydroxides of group 1A metals, are included. The compositions exhibit improved efficiency and capacity for the removal of compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide, from an air-stream. The compositions are particularly useful for reducing or preventing the release of toxic gaseous compounds from the areas such as landfills, petroleum storage areas, refineries, drinking water systems, sewage treatment facilities, swimming pools, hospital morgues, animal rooms, and pulp and paper production sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Purafil, Inc.
    Inventor: William G. England
  • Publication number: 20150079298
    Abstract: Coating a metallic surface with at least one of a pretreatment composition prior to organic coating, with a passivation composition without intent for subsequent organic coating, with a pretreatment primer composition, with a primer composition, with a paint composition and with an electrocoating composition, wherein the coating composition includes particles on a base of at least one layered double hydroxide (LDH) phase characterized by the general formula [M2+(1±0.5)?x(M3+,M4+)x(OH)2±0.75]An?x/n.mH2O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mario Ferreira, Mikhail Zheludkevich, Joáo Tedim, Valérie Gandubert, Thomas Schmidt-Hansberg, Theo Hack, Sonja Nixon, Dominik Raps, Diana Becker, Sven Schröder
  • Publication number: 20150075603
    Abstract: A coating is described. The coating includes a metal oxide layer, which in turn includes a surface having a water contact angle greater than 90 degrees. A metal-oxide coating composition is also described. The composition includes effective amounts of a first type and a second of metals and an effective amount of oxygen to react with the first type and the second type of metals to produce a first type and a second type of metal oxides, both of which produce a structure that is greater than about 50% (by volume) amorphous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Allen George, Ching-Lin Chang, Ravi Prasad
  • Patent number: 8976321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluorescent powder mixture, a manufacturing method for the same, and a corresponding liquid crystal display device. The fluorescent powder mixture is a mixture of a conductive powder and a fluorescent powder, wherein the conductive powder is aluminum zinc oxide, gallium zinc oxide, or indium tin oxide. The fluorescent powder mixture, the manufacturing method for the same, and the corresponding liquid crystal display device of the present invention increase the conductivity of the fluorescent powder, and further weaken the electron enrichment phenomenon on the surface of the fluorescent powder, so as to increase the illumination performance of the fluorescent powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yewen Wang
  • Patent number: 8974764
    Abstract: A composition is described that includes a perovskite of the formula LaMO3, where M is at least one element selected from among iron, aluminum or manganese, in the form of particles dispersed on an alumina or aluminum oxyhydroxide substrate, wherein after calcination at 700° C. for 4 hours, the perovskite is in the form of a pure crystallographic phase, and in that the size of the perovskite particles does not exceed 15 nm. The described composition can be used in the field of catalysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Simon Ifrah, Olivier Larcher, Rui Jorge Coelho Marques, Michael Lallemand, Julien Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8974762
    Abstract: Methods of forming a silica-containing products are disclosed. One method comprises: (a) providing a silica containing precursor (SCP) contained in solution that has a pH less than or equal to a pH of 7; (b) optionally doping the SCP with one or more metal species; (d) adding an effective amount of salt to the solution so that the conductivity of the solution is greater than or equal to 4 mS; (e) optionally filtering and drying the SCP; and (f) optionally reacting the dried product from step e with a functional group. Another method comprises: (a) providing a silica containing precursor (SCP) contained in solution that has a pH greater than 7; (b) adjusting the pH of the solution to less than or equal to 7; (c) optionally doping the SCP with one or more metal species; (d) adjusting the pH of the solution to greater than 7; and (e) adding an effective amount of salt to the solution so that the conductivity of the solution is greater than or equal to 4 mS; (f) optionally filtering and drying the SCP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Ergang, Bruce A. Keiser, Richard Mimna, Brett Showalter, Ian Saratovsky, Hung-Ting Chen
  • Publication number: 20150050209
    Abstract: The present invention provides a production method of mayenite in which mayenite can be produced without requiring a high-temperature treatment, and the cost of equipment and heating cost are inexpensive, and in its turn, the production cost of mayenite is inexpensive. The production method of mayenite is characterized in that mayenite (Ca12Al14O33) is formed by baking katoite [Ca3Al2 (OH)12]. A baking temperature of katoite is preferably from 300 to 500° C. In addition, it is preferable to use, as the katoite, a product generated by introducing aluminum and calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] into water and allowing them to react with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi Zosen Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Hikazudani, Atsushi Wakui, Masaharu Furutera, Hitoshi Oshiro, Tetsuya Inoue, Kazuyuki Hirao
  • Patent number: 8951496
    Abstract: Feed material comprising uniform solution precursor droplets is processed in a uniform melt state using microwave generated plasma. The plasma torch employed is capable of generating laminar gas flows and providing a uniform temperature profile within the plasma. Plasma exhaust products are quenched at high rates to yield amorphous products. Products of this process include spherical, highly porous and amorphous oxide ceramic particles such as magnesia-yttria (MgO—Y2O3). The present invention can also be used to produce amorphous non oxide ceramic particles comprised of Boron, Carbon, and Nitrogen which can be subsequently consolidated into super hard materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Amastan Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kamal Hadidi, Makhlouf Redjdal
  • Publication number: 20150023857
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, comprising: calculating, using at least one computer, a distance to a hull for an alloy XxY1-x in the range 0.01?x?0.99, where X and Y are perovskite materials; determining, using the at least one computer, a preferred phase for the alloy in the range 0.01?x?0.99; and selecting an alloy composition having the distance to the hull being less than 0.1 eV/atom and for which the preferred phase in at least a portion of the range 0.01?x?0.99 is a tetragonal phase. Piezoelectric materials as selected by the method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Central Michigan University, Robert Bosch LLC Research and Technology Center
    Inventors: Rickard Roberto ARMIENTO, Gerbrand CEDER, Marco FORNARI, Geoffroy HAUTIER, Boris KOZINSKY
  • Patent number: 8932545
    Abstract: A method is provided for the synthesis of a mesoporous lithium transition metal compound, the method comprising the steps of (i) reacting a lithium salt with one or more transition metal salts in the presence of a surfactant, the surfactant being present in an amount sufficient to form a liquid crystal phase in the reaction mixture (ii) heating the reaction mixture so as to form a sol-gel and (iii) removing the surfactant to leave a mesoporous product. The mesoporous product can be an oxide, a phosphate, a borate or a silicate and optionally, an additional phosphate, borate or silicate reagent can be added at step (i). The reaction mixture can comprise an optional chelating agent and preferably, the reaction conditions at steps (i) and (ii) are controlled so as to prevent destabilization of the liquid crystal phase. The invention is particularly suitable for producing mesoporous lithium cobalt oxide and lithium iron phosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Qinetiq Limited
    Inventors: Gary Owen Mepsted, Emmanuel Imasuen Eweka
  • Publication number: 20150001436
    Abstract: An oxide represented by Formula 1: (Sr2-xAx)(M1-yQy)D2O7+d, ??Formula 1 wherein A is barium (Ba), M is at least one selected from magnesium (Mg) and calcium (Ca), Q is a Group 13 element, D is at least one selected from silicon (Si) and germanium (Ge), 0?x?2.0, 0<0?1.0, and d is a value which makes the oxide electrically neutral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-jung PARK, Chan KWAK, Tae-gon KIM, Sang-mock LEE, Doh-won JUNG
  • Publication number: 20140360345
    Abstract: A transparent ceramic material and the use thereof, wherein the transparent ceramic has an RIT>75%, measured on a 2 mm-thick, polished disk with light with a wave length of 600 nm, and average particle sizes in the range of >10 to =<100 micrometer, preferably >10 to 50 micrometer, more preferably >10 to 20 micrometer. The transparent ceramic material is, for example, Mg—Al spinel, ALON, aluminum oxide, yttrium aluminum garnet, yttrium oxide or zirconium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: CERAMTEC-ETEC GMBH
    Inventors: Lars Schnetter, Frank Wittig
  • Publication number: 20140332733
    Abstract: Provided herein are nanofibers and processes of preparing nanofibers. In some instances, the nanofibers are metal and/or ceramic nanofibers. In some embodiments, the nanofibers are high quality, high performance nanofibers, highly coherent nanofibers, highly continuous nanofibers, or the like. In some embodiments, the nanofibers have increased coherence, increased length, few voids and/or defects, and/or other advantageous characteristics. In some instances, the nanofibers are produced by electrospinning a fluid stock having a high loading of nanofiber precursor in the fluid stock. In some instances, the fluid stock comprises well mixed and/or uniformly distributed precursor in the fluid stock. In some instances, the fluid stock is converted into a nanofiber comprising few voids, few defects, long or tunable length, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yong Lak Joo, Nathaniel S. Hansen, Daehwan Cho
  • Publication number: 20140287229
    Abstract: In one aspect, cutting tools are described having coatings adhered thereto which, in some embodiments, can demonstrate desirable wear resistance and increased cutting lifetimes. A coated cutting tool, in some embodiments, comprises a substrate and a coating adhered to the substrate, the coating comprising at least one Zr doped layer deposited by chemical vapor deposition comprising ZrAl2O3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Heinz Wendt, Volkmar Sottke, Peter Rudolf Leicht, Yixiong Liu, Mark S. Greenfield, Hartmut Westphal
  • Patent number: 8821766
    Abstract: The present invention aims at providing lithium manganate having a high output and an excellent high-temperature stability. The above aim can be achieved by lithium manganate particles having a primary particle diameter of not less than 1 ?m and an average particle diameter (D50) of kinetic particles of not less than 1 ?m and not more than 10 ?m, which are substantially in the form of single crystal particles and have a composition represented by the following chemical formula: Li1+xMn2-x-yYyO4 in which Y is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Mg and Co; x and y satisfy 0.03?x?0.15 and 0.05?y?0.20, respectively, wherein the Y element is uniformly dispersed within the respective particles, and an intensity ratio of I(400)/I(111) thereof is not less than 33% and an intensity ratio of I(440)/I(111) thereof is not less than 16%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Toda Kogyo Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Uegami, Akihisa Kajiyama, Kazutoshi Ishizaki, Hideaki Sadamura
  • Patent number: 8759241
    Abstract: A method for making a catalyst composition suitable for various purposes, such as the reduction of nitrogen oxides, is provided. The method includes combining dawsonite or a dawsonite derivative with a catalytic active element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Venkat Subramaniam Venkataramani
  • Patent number: 8728206
    Abstract: Method of removing metal carbonyls from a gaseous stream comprising contacting the metal carbonyl containing gaseous stream at elevated temperature with a particulate sorbent comprising modified copper aluminum spinel, wherein the copper aluminium spinel has been modified by a thermal treatment in a reducing atmosphere and a particulate sorbent for use in a method comprising a copper aluminium spinel being modified by thermal treatment in a reducing atmosphere at a temperature of between 250 and 500° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Haldor Topsoe A/S
    Inventors: Pablo Beato, Poul Erik Højlund Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20140112861
    Abstract: A heat-insulating material is provided in which thermal conductivity is controlled not to increase and good insulation properties are held even in a high temperature range. The heat-insulating material is formed of a spinel porous sintered body having a porosity of 65 to 90 vol. % and represented by a chemical formula XAl2O4 (X?Zn, Fe, Mg, Ni, or Mn) which is arranged such that large pores having a diameter of greater than 1000 ?m occupy 25 vol. % or less of the total pore volume, fine pores having a diameter of 0.45 ?m or less occupy 5 to 40 vol. % of the volume of the pores having a diameter of 1000 ?m or less, at least one pore-diameter distribution peak is within a range of 0.14 to 10 ?m, and is formed of sintered particles having a calculated average particle diameter of 0.04 to 1 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Covalent Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Shuko AKAMINE, Mitsuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 8703341
    Abstract: With the object of providing a positive electrode active material for lithium battery that can increase the filling density, can increase the output characteristics, and furthermore, with a small voltage decrease during conservation at high temperature in a charged state, a positive electrode active material for lithium battery is proposed, containing a spinel type (Fd3-m) lithium transition metal oxide represented by general formula Li1+xM2?xO4?? (where M represents a transition metal including Mn, Al and Mg, x represents 0.01 to 0.08 and 0??) and a boron compound, the inter-the atomic distance Li—O of the spinel type lithium transition metal oxide being 1.971 ? to 2.006 ?, and the amount of magnetic substance measured for the positive electrode active material for lithium battery being 600 ppb or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Kagei, Keisuke Miyanohara, Yoshimi Hata, Yasuhiro Ochi, Kenji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8685883
    Abstract: The present invention provides porous body precursors and shaped porous bodies. Also included are catalysts and other end-use products based upon the shaped porous bodies and thus the porous body precursors. Finally, processes for making these are provided. The porous body precursors comprise a precursor alumina blend capable of enhancing one or more properties of a shaped porous body based thereupon. The need to employ modifiers to achieve a similar result may thus be substantially reduced, or even avoided, and cost savings are thus provided, as well as savings in time and equipment costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Technology Investments LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. Bryden, Kevin E. Howard, Peter C. LeBaron, Sten A. Wallin
  • Publication number: 20140080699
    Abstract: A method for making a metal oxide material and catalyzing the oxidative coupling of methane, including mixing a metal cation-containing oxidizer portion and a reducing fuel portion with water to define an aqueous solution, evaporatively removing water from the aqueous solution to yield a concentrated liquid, burning the concentrated liquid yield an homogeneous metal oxide powder, flowing methane from a first source and oxygen from a second source over the homogeneous metal oxide powder, and catalyzing an oxidative coupling of methane reaction with the homogeneous metal oxide powder. The homogeneous metal oxide powder contains metal oxides selected from the group including LaSrAlO4, LaAlO3, Sr3Al2O6, Na2WO4—Mn/SiO2, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Ranjita Ghose, Hyun Tae Hwang, Arvind Varma
  • Patent number: 8673796
    Abstract: To provide a light-transmitting window material made of a spinel sintered body, wherein the largest diameter of pores contained in the light-transmitting window material is not more than 100 ?m, and the number of pores having a largest diameter of not less than 10 ?m is not more than 2.0 per 1 cm3 of the light-transmitting window material, and wherein light scattering factors are further reduced, and a method for producing a spinel light-transmitting window material including the steps of preparing a spinel molded body; a primary sintering step of sintering the spinel molded body at normal pressure or less or in a vacuum at a temperature in the range of 1500 to 1900° C.; and a secondary sintering step of sintering the spinel molded body under pressure at a temperature in the range of 1500 to 2000° C., wherein the relative density of the spinel molded body after the primary sintering step is 95 to 96% and the relative density of the spinel molded body after the secondary sintering step is 99.8% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Yoshimura, Masaki Fukuma, Yutaka Tsuji, Shigeru Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20140061551
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical conductive mayenite compound, including, (1) a step of preparing a calcinated powder including calcium oxide and aluminum oxide at a ratio of 13:6 to 11:8 (based on molar ratio as converted to CaO:Al2O3), and (2) a step of placing a body to be processed including the calcinated powder prepared in the step (1) in the presence of carbon monoxide gas and aluminum vapor supplied from the aluminum source without contacting the aluminum source, and holding the body to be processed at a temperature range of 1220° C. to 1350° C. under reducing atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ito, Toshinari Watanabe, Satoru Watanabe, Naomichi Miyakawa
  • Patent number: 8623320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel Mg—Ti—Al composite metal hydroxide and to production method therefor. Mg—Ti—Al composite hydroxide particles can be obtained by subjecting a solution containing a magnesium salt and a titanium salt to ultrasound processing and carrying out a high-temperature and high-pressure reaction with a solution containing an aluminum salt in the proportions of the metal elements comprised in the Mg—Ti—Al composite metal hydroxide, thereby giving the advantageous effects that the halogen capturing ability is excellent and, when used in a polymer, degradation and early-staining prevention properties and transparency are outstanding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Shin Won Chemical Co., Ltd., Shin Won Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Keun Song, Sung Yeon Kim, Hee Soo Kim, Kwang Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 8568684
    Abstract: Methods are described that have the capability of producing submicron/nanoscale particles, in some embodiments dispersible, at high production rates. In some embodiments, the methods result in the production of particles with an average diameter less than about 75 nanometers that are produced at a rate of at least about 35 grams per hour. In other embodiments, the particles are highly uniform. These methods can be used to form particle collections and/or powder coatings. Powder coatings and corresponding methods are described based on the deposition of highly uniform submicron/nanoscale particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: NanoGram Corporation
    Inventors: Xiangxin Bi, Nobuyuki Kambe, James T. Gardner, Ronald J. Mosso, Shivkumar Chiruvolu, Sujeet Kumar, William E. McGovern
  • Publication number: 20130270109
    Abstract: The oxides for semiconductor layers of thin-film transistors according to the present invention include: In; Zn; and at least one element (X group element) selected from the group consisting of Al, Si, Ta, Ti, La, Mg and Nb. The present invention makes it possible to provide oxides for semiconductor layers of thin-film transistors, in which connection thin-film transistors with In—Zn—O oxide semiconductors not containing Ga have favorable switching characteristics and high stress resistance, and in particular, show a small variation of the threshold voltage before and after positive bias stress tests, thereby having high stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Shinya Morita, Aya Miki, Satoshi Yasuno, Toshihiro Kugimiya, Tomoya Kishi