Of Group I (i.e., Alkali, Ag, Au Or Cu) Patents (Class 502/344)
  • Patent number: 11654395
    Abstract: An oxidation catalyst for treating an exhaust gas produced by a diesel engine comprises a catalytic region and a substrate, wherein the catalytic region comprises a catalytic material comprising: bismuth (Bi) or an oxide thereof; a Group 8 metal or an oxide thereof; a platinum group metal (PGM) selected from the group consisting of (i) platinum (Pt), (ii) palladium (Pd) and (iii) platinum (Pt) and palladium (Pd); and a support material, which comprises alumina, silica, a mixed oxide of alumina and a refractory oxide, a mixed oxide of silica and a refractory oxide, a composite oxide of alumina and a refractory oxide, a composite oxide of silica and a refractory oxide, alumina doped with a refractory oxide or silica doped with a refractory oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Japan Godo Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoharu Hayama
  • Patent number: 11613521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of methionine comprising the step of contacting a solution or suspension comprising 2-amino-4-(methylthio)butanenitrile and/or 2-amino-4-(methylthio)butaneamide with water in the presence of a catalyst to give a methionine comprising mixture, wherein the catalyst comprises CeO2 comprising particles, wherein the CeO2 comprising particles comprise from 50 to 100 wt.-% of CeO2, have a BET surface area of from 35 to 65 m2/g measured according to DIN ISO 9277-5 (2003), a mean maximum Feret diameter xFmax, mean of from 10 to 40 nm and a mean minimum Feret diameter xFmin, mean of from 5 to 30 nm, both measured according to DIN ISO 9276-6 (2012).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Bilz, Cornelia Borgmann, Achim Fischer, Lucas Geist, Anja Nordschild, Christian Renner, Christian Reus, Axel Ronneburg
  • Patent number: 11536789
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of particles, wherein each particle contains a plurality of magnetizable (for example, ferromagnetic) and ferroelectric materials in fixed physical relationship (for example, physical contact) with one another. A method and apparatus measure magnetic fields arising from or within the plurality of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Irving Weinberg, Lamar Odell Mair, Oleg Udalov
  • Patent number: 10780425
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the production of a supported nickel catalyst, in which an aqueous mixture comprising an alkali metal salt plus other metal salts is sintered to form a support material. A supported nickel catalyst comprising potassium ?-alumina is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Haldor Topsoe A/S
    Inventors: Joachim Harteg Jacobsen, Charlotte Vinding Ovesen, Christian Daugaard
  • Patent number: 9272268
    Abstract: The invention provides a composite catalyst containing a first component and a second component. The first component contains nanosized gold particles. The second component contains nanosized platinum group metals. The composite catalyst is useful for catalyzing the oxidation of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, and other pollutants at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Todd J. Toops, James E. Parks, III, John C. Bauer
  • Patent number: 9034787
    Abstract: A ceramic article may comprise a sintered phase ceramic composition comprising aluminum titanate (Al2TiO5), zirconium titanate (ZrTiO4), and a niobium-doped phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Heather Debra Boek, Matthew John Dejneka, Mark Owen Weller
  • Patent number: 9034269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a diesel oxidation catalyst comprising a carrier substrate, and a first washcoat layer disposed on the substrate, the first washcoat layer comprising palladium supported on a support material comprising a metal oxide, gold supported on a support material comprising a metal oxide, and a ceria comprising compound, as well as a process for the preparation of such catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marcus Hilgendorff, Alfred H. Punke, Torsten W. Müller-Stach, Gerd Grubert, Torsten Neubauer, Jeffrey B. Hoke
  • Patent number: 9029286
    Abstract: A method of making a metal oxide nanoparticle comprising contacting an aqueous solution of a metal salt with an oxidant. The method is safe, environmentally benign, and uses readily available precursors. The size of the nanoparticles, which can be as small as 1 nm or smaller, can be controlled by selecting appropriate conditions. The method is compatible with biologically derived scaffolds, such as virus particles chosen to bind a desired material. The resulting nanoparticles can be porous and provide advantageous properties as a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusettes Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Brian Neltner, Angela M. Belcher
  • Patent number: 9023751
    Abstract: This invention is intended to improve the coverage of a platinum or platinum alloy surface with gold when producing a catalyst comprising carrier particles that support gold-modified platinum or platinum alloys. The invention provides a method for producing a catalyst comprising carrier particles that support gold-modified platinum or platinum alloys comprising a step of gold reduction comprising adding carrier particles that support platinum or platinum alloys, a reducing agent, and a gold precursor to a liquid medium and mixing the same, wherein the reducing agent is added to adjust the ORP value (i.e., an oxidation-reduction potential with reference to the silver-silver chloride electrode) of the liquid medium to ?630 to +230 mV upon completion of addition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuaki Mizutani
  • Patent number: 9024090
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for converting ethanol to higher alcohols, such as butanol, is disclosed. The catalyst composition comprises at least one alkali metal, at least a second metal and a support. The second metal is selected from the group consisting of palladium, platinum, copper, nickel, and cobalt. The support is selected from the group consisting of Al2O3, ZrO2, MgO, TiO2, zeolite, ZnO, and a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng Zhang, Kenneth Balliet, Victor J. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20150118599
    Abstract: A method of fabricating composite filaments is provided. An initial composite filament including a core and a cladding (such as a Pt-group metal) is cut into smaller pieces (or is first mechanically reduced and then cut into smaller pieces). The smaller pieces of the filaments are inserted into a metal matrix, and the entire structure is then further reduced mechanically in a series of reduction steps. The process can be repeated until the desired cross sectional dimension of the filaments is achieved. The matrix can then be chemically removed to isolate the final composite filaments with the cladding thickness down to the nanometer range. The process allows the organization and integration of filaments of different sizes, compositions, and functionalities into arrays suitable for various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Joze Bevk
  • Patent number: 9018126
    Abstract: A catalyst for the epoxidation of an olefin comprising a carrier and deposited on the carrier, silver, a promoting amount of one or more promoters selected from the group consisting of alkali metals and rhenium and a promoting amount of nickel, wherein the nickel is added as a nickel compound or nickel complex during the initial impregnation along with the silver and other promoters; including a process for preparing the catalyst; a process for preparing an olefin oxide by reacting a feed comprising an olefin and oxygen in the presence of the catalyst; and a process for preparing a 1,2-diol, a 1,2-diol ether, a 1,2-carbonate, or an alkanolamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Marek Matusz
  • Patent number: 9018129
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exhaust gas purifying catalyst in which grain growth of a noble metal particle supported on a support is suppressed. Also disclosed is a production process for producing an exhaust gas purifying catalyst. The exhaust gas purifying catalyst comprises a crystalline metal oxide support and a noble metal particle supported on the support, wherein the noble metal particle is epitaxially grown on the support, and wherein the noble metal particle is dispersed and supported on the outer and inner surfaces of the support. The process for producing an exhaust gas purifying catalyst comprises masking, in a solution, at least a part of the surface of a crystalline metal oxide support by a masking agent, introducing the support into a noble metal-containing solution containing a noble metal, and drying and firing the support and the noble metal-containing solution to support the noble metal on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Watanabe, Oji Kuno, Nobusuke Kabashima, Keisuke Kishita, Noboru Otake, Hiromochi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9018130
    Abstract: A honeycomb structural body and a method for the manufacturing thereof. The manufacturing method includes (i) providing a plurality of silicon carbide honeycomb segments, each having a cell structure and at least one outer wall; (ii) subjecting the honeycomb segments to an oxidizing thermal treatment forming a surface layer of silicon oxides on the at least one outer wall; and (iii) bonding the plurality of oxidized honeycomb segments so as to form the honeycomb structural body in the substantial absence of organic binders with the interposition of a sealing material including a mixture of one or more silicon carbide powders, one or more ceramic fibers, and one or more inorganic binders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Pirelli & C. Eco Technology S.p.A.
    Inventors: Tiziano Ambrosini, Agustin Sin Xicola
  • Publication number: 20150111725
    Abstract: Novel photocatalytic devices are disclosed, that utilize ultrathin titania based photocatalytic materials formed on optical elements with high transmissivity, high reflectivity or scattering characteristics, or on high surface area or high porosity open cell materials. The disclosure includes methods to fabricate such devices, including MOCVD and ALD. The disclosure also includes photocatalytic systems that are either standalone or combined with general illumination (lighting) utility, and which may incorporate passive fluid exchange, user configurable photocatalytic optical elements, photocatalytic illumination achieved either by the general illumination light source, dedicated blue or UV light sources, or combinations thereof, and operating methodologies for combined photocatalytic and lighting systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Peter C. Van Buskirk, Jeffrey F. Roeder
  • Patent number: 9012351
    Abstract: A method for continuously preparing a metal oxides catalyst comprises the following steps: dissolving metal materials using nitric acid solution to produce a metal nitrate solution, and also to produce NOx and water vapor; hydrolyzing the metal nitrate solution by introducing pressurized superheated water vapor into the metal nitrate solution to obtain a slurry of the hydrates of metal oxides as well as acidic gas, the main components of the acidic gas are NO2, NO, O2 and water vapor; filtrating and drying the slurry to obtain the hydrates of metal oxides and/or metal oxides; and then utilizing the obtained hydrates of metal oxides and/or metal oxides as raw materials and preparing the metal oxides catalyst by the conventional method for preparing a catalyst. The NOx gas produced can be absorbed to produce nitric acid which can be reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: SynFuels China Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Baoshan Wu, Jian Xu, Hongwei Xiang, Yongwang Li
  • Publication number: 20150071980
    Abstract: Methods directed to the synthesis of metal nanoparticles are described. A formation process can be carried out at ambient temperature and pressure and includes the deposition of metal ions on a titanate carrier according to a chemical deposition process followed by exposure of the metal ions to a reducing agent. Upon the exposure, nanoparticles of the reduced metal are formed that are adhered to the titanate carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: David T. Hobbs, Kathryn M.L. Taylor-Pashow, Mark C. Elvington
  • Patent number: 8969228
    Abstract: Systems and Methods for manufacturing ZPGM catalysts systems that may allow the prevention of formation or the conversion of corrosion causing compounds, such as hexavalent chromium compounds, within ZPGM catalyst systems are disclosed. ZPGM catalysts systems, may include metallic substrate, which may include alloys of iron and chromium, a washcoat and an overcoat. Disclosed manufacturing processes may include a thermal decomposition of hexavalent chromium compounds which may allow the decomposition of such compounds into trivalent chromium compounds, and may also produce metallic catalyst, such as silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Zahra Nazarpoor
  • Patent number: 8962517
    Abstract: Nanowires useful as heterogeneous catalysts are provided. The nanowire catalysts are useful in a variety of catalytic reactions, for example, the oxidative coupling of methane to C2 hydrocarbons. Related methods for use and manufacture of the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Siluria Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio R. Zurcher, Erik C. Scher, Joel M. Cizeron, Wayne P. Schammel, Alex Tkachenko, Joel Gamoras, Dmitry Karshtedt, Greg Nyce, Anja Rumplecker, Jarod McCormick, Anna Merzlyak, Marian Alcid, Daniel Rosenberg, Erik-Jan Ras
  • Publication number: 20150050494
    Abstract: A multi-walled titanium-based nanotube array containing metal or non-metal dopants is formed, in which the dopants are in the form of ions, compounds, clusters and particles located on at least one of a surface, inter-wall space and core of the nanotube. The structure can include multiple dopants, in the form of metal or non-metal ions, compounds, clusters or particles. The dopants can be located on one or more of on the surface of the nanotube, the inter-wall space (interlayer) of the nanotube and the core of the nanotube. The nanotubes may be formed by providing a titanium precursor, converting the titanium precursor into titanium-based layered materials to form titanium-based nanosheets, and transforming the titanium-based nanosheets to multi-walled titanium-based nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: King Lun Yeung, Shammi Akter Ferdousi, Wei Han
  • Patent number: 8940259
    Abstract: A catalyzed soot filter for a diesel engine comprises a wall flow substrate having a substrate axial length, wherein surfaces of both the internal walls of a plurality of inlet and a plurality of outlet channels comprise a catalytic washcoat of at least one on-wall coating composition for oxidizing NO in exhaust gas to NO2, wherein the washcoat on the inlet channels extends for an axial inlet coating length from an open inlet end to a downstream inlet coating end, the washcoat on the outlet channels extends for an axial outlet coating length from an upstream outlet end to an open outlet end, the axial inlet coating length and the axial outlet coating length are both less than the substrate axial length and the outlet coating length is greater than the inlet coating length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Gavin Michael Brown, Andrew Francis Chiffey, David Marvell
  • Publication number: 20150024930
    Abstract: Present disclosure provides a process for the synthesis of visible light responsive doped titania photocatalysts. The process involves step a) milling a mixture containing titania and a precursor compound, the compound selected from the group consisting of chloroauric acid and a mixture containing chloroauric acid and silver nitrate, in the presence of water and oxide milling media, at a temperature in the range of 20 to 50° C. for a period of 60-120 minutes, to form a slurry, wherein the amount of water is in the range of 15 to 25% by weight of the total mixture; and b) filtering the slurry to separate the oxide milling media and obtain a filtrate containing doped titania nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Auhin Kumar MAPARU, Beena RAI
  • Patent number: 8932978
    Abstract: A solid solution photocatalyst composition and its preparation method are provided in the present invention. The solid solution photocatalyst can utilize its solid solution structure to regulate the conduction band position, valence band position, conduction band range and valence band range of the different response properties of the photocatalyst, so that oxidoreductive reaction is performed to remove the foul-smelling substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Yong-Chien Ling, Jen-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 8932979
    Abstract: A catalyst composition comprising a support having a surface area of at least 500 m2/kg, and deposited on the support: silver metal, a metal or component comprising rhenium, tungsten, molybdenum or a nitrate- or nitrite-forming compound, and a Group IA metal or component comprising a Group IA metal having an atomic number of at least 37, and in addition potassium, wherein the value of the expression (QK/R)+QHIA is in the range of from 1.5 to 30 mmole/kg, wherein QHIA and QK represent the quantities in mmole/kg of the Group IA metal having an atomic number of at least 37 and potassium, respectively, present in the catalyst composition, the ratio of QHIA to QK is at least 1:1, the value of QK is at least 0.01 mmole/kg, and R is a dimensionless number in the range of from 1.5 to 5, the units mmole/kg being relative to the weight of the catalyst composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Marek Matusz, Michael Alan Richard, Martin Lysle Hess
  • Patent number: 8920985
    Abstract: A method of generating electrical power includes flowing hydrogen across an anode, splitting the hydrogen into protons and electrons using a catalyst attached to the anode, directing the electrons to a circuit to produce electrical power, flowing oxygen across a cathode, splitting the oxygen molecules into oxygen atoms using a cathode catalyst, passing the protons through an electrolyte to the cathode, and combining the protons with oxygen to form water. The cathode catalyst includes a plurality of nanoparticles having terraces formed of platinum, and corner regions and edge regions formed of a second metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ballard Power Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Minhua Shao, Belabbes Merzougui, Patrick L. Hagans, Susanne M. Opalka
  • Publication number: 20140378299
    Abstract: This invention relates to a titanium dioxide catalyst particle, the catalyst particle comprising ruffle nanorods having metal nanoparticles deposited at or near the free ends of the nanorods, which is suitable to catalyse reactions after exposure to temperatures above 550 deg C. The invention also provides for the use of a catalyst particle in catalysing reactions and a method of catalysing reactions, the catalyst particle being suitable to catalyse reactions after exposure to temperatures above 550 deg C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
    Inventors: Dean Howard Barrett, Paul John Franklyn
  • Publication number: 20140371470
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing epoxidation catalysts. The present methods are able to produce catalysts having the desired loading levels of catalytic species at a lower vacuum level (having a higher minimum residual pressure) than previously appreciated by the art, thereby providing equipment cost and time savings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Biju M. Divassy, Albert C. Liu, Hwaili Soo
  • Patent number: 8911697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalytically active material for reacting nitrogen oxides with ammonia in the presence of hydrocarbons. The material consists of an inner core (1) made of a zeolite exchanged with one or more transition metals or a zeolite-like compound exchanged with one or more transition metals. The core of the catalytically active material is encased by a shell (2), which is made of one or more oxides selected from silicon dioxide, germanium dioxide, aluminum oxide, titanium oxide, tin oxide, cerium oxide, zirconium dioxide, and mixed oxides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Umicore AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Nicola Soeger, Katja Adelmann, Michael Seyler, Thomas R. Pauly, Gerald Jeske
  • Patent number: 8911698
    Abstract: A supported catalyst for reduction reaction of nitrogen oxides includes a support and an silver (Ag)-based compound and aluminum fluoride which are immobilized in the support. A method for preparing the supported catalyst for reduction reaction of nitrogen oxides includes an impregnation step wherein aluminum fluoride, a hydrate or a salt thereof, and a silver (Ag)-based compound or a hydrate thereof are reacted with a support and a step of calcining the support. Nitrogen oxides in exhaust gas are removed by reacting with a reducing agent, in the presence of the supported catalyst for reduction reaction of nitrogen oxides. Wherein, the supported catalyst has an excellent nitrogen oxide removal efficiency at a practical exhaustion temperature of 270 to 400° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Postech Academy-Industry Foundation
    Inventors: Jin Woo Choung, In-Sik Nam, Mun Kyu Kim, Pyung Soon Kim, Byong-Kwon Cho
  • Publication number: 20140357476
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are formed ceramic substrates comprising an oxide ceramic material, wherein the formed ceramic substrate comprises a low elemental alkali metal content, such as less than about 1000 ppm. Also disclosed are composite bodies comprising at least one catalyst and a formed ceramic substrate comprising an oxide ceramic material, wherein the composite body has a low elemental alkali metal content, such as less than about 1000 ppm, and methods for preparing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Bischof, Thorsten Rolf Boger, Gregory Albert Merkel, Zhen Song, Cameron Wayne Tanner, Patrick David Tepesch, Elizabeth Marie Vileno
  • Patent number: 8901032
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for preparing a lithium activated alumina intercalate solid by contacting a three-dimensional activated alumina with a lithium salt under conditions sufficient to infuse lithium salts into activated alumina for the selective extraction and recovery of lithium from lithium containing solutions, including brines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Simbol Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Harrison, C. V. Krishnamohan Sharma, M. Scott Conley
  • Patent number: 8889078
    Abstract: A porous oxide catalyst includes porous oxide, and an oxygen vacancy-inducing metal which induces an oxygen vacancy in a lattice structure of a porous metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-min Ji, Hyun-chul Lee, Doo-hwan Lee, Seon-ah Jin
  • Patent number: 8889588
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst support for steam carbon dioxide reforming reaction utilizing the advantages of superior thermal conductivity and thermal dispersion of a metal foam support and a large specific surface area of a carrier material, which allows selective control of coating amount and the thickness of a support layer and prevents cracking on the support surface, using both the sol-gel method and the slurry method that have been used for coating of a metal foam support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Dong Ju Moon, Tae Gyu Kim, Dae Il Park
  • Patent number: 8871669
    Abstract: A catalyst composition is provided comprising a homogeneous solid mixture having ordered directionally aligned tubular meso-channel pores having an average diameter in a range of about 1 nanometer to about 15 nanometers, wherein the homogeneous solid mixture is prepared from a gel formed in the presence of a solvent, modifier, an inorganic salt precursor of a catalytic metal, an inorganic precursor of a metal inorganic network, and a templating agent. The templating agent comprises an octylphenol ethoxylate having a structure [I]: wherein “n” is an integer having a value of about 8 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Larry Neil Lewis, Oltea Puica Siclovan, Dan Hancu, Ashish Balkrishna Mhadeshwar, Ming Yin
  • Patent number: 8865120
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for the production of ion-exchanged (metal-doped, metal-exchanged) Zeolites and Zeotypes, In particular, the method applied uses a sublimation step to incorporate the ion within the channels of the Zeolitic material. Hence, according to this dry procedure no solvent is involved which obviates certain drawbacks connected with wet exchange processes known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Umicore AG & Co., KG
    Inventors: Fei Wen, Barry W. L. Southward, Liesbet Jongen, Alexander Hofmann, Daniel Herein
  • Patent number: 8859458
    Abstract: Provided are a method of preparing an electrocatalyst for fuel cells in a core-shell structure, an electrocatalyst for fuel cells having a core-shell structure, and a fuel cell including the electrocatalyst for fuel cells. The method may be useful in forming a core and a shell layer without performing a subsequent process such as chemical treatment or heat treatment and forming a core support in which core particles having a nanosize diameter are homogeneously supported, followed by selectively forming shell layers on surfaces of the core particles in the support. Also, the electrocatalyst for fuel cells has a high catalyst-supporting amount and excellent catalyst activity and electrochemical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seung Jun Hwang, Sung Jong Yoo, Soo Kil Kim, Eun Ae Cho, Jong Hyun Jang, Hyoung Juhn Kim, Suk Woo Nam, Tae Hoon Lim
  • Patent number: 8859459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer catalyst for preparing phthalic anhydride which has a plurality of catalyst layers arranged in succession in the reaction tube, with the individual catalyst layers having alkali metal contents which decrease in the flow direction. The present invention further relates to a process for the oxidation of naphthalene or o-xylene/naphthalene mixtures over such a multilayer catalyst and the use of such multilayer catalysts for the oxidation of naphthalene or o-xylene/naphthalene mixtures to phthalic anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Altwasser, Jürgen Zühlke, Hans-Martin Allmann, Frank Rosowski
  • Publication number: 20140302980
    Abstract: This invention relates to a metal catalyst, a manufacturing method of the metal catalyst, and an electrochemical reduction method. The metal catalyst is manufactured by a method comprising providing a conductor to one side of an insulator, providing a fluid including a metal ion and an electron mediator to the other side of the insulator and providing a voltage to the conductor. The electrochemical reduction method comprises providing a conductor to one side of an insulator, providing a fluid including reduction material and an electron mediator to the other side of the insulator and providing a voltage to the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Seoul National University R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Taekdong CHUNG, Jinyoung LEE
  • Publication number: 20140303266
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing a supported catalyst, which method comprises the steps of; (i) providing a porous catalyst support comprising a framework having an internal pore structure comprising one or more pores which internal pore structure comprises a precipitant; (ii) contacting the catalyst support with a solution or colloidal suspension comprising a catalytically active metal such that, on contact with the precipitant, particles comprising the catalytically active metal are precipitated within the internal pore structure of the framework of the catalyst support. The invention also relates to supported catalysts made according to the above method, and to use of the catalysts in catalysing chemical reactions, for example in the Fischer Tropsch synthesis of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Hyman
  • Publication number: 20140294710
    Abstract: A method of preparing a catalyst composition suitable for removing sulfur from a catalytic reduction system and the catalyst composition prepared by the method are provided. The method of preparation of a catalyst composition, comprises: combining a metal oxide precursor, a catalyst metal precursor and an alkali metal precursor in the presence of a templating agent; hydrolyzing and condensing to form an intermediate product that comprises metal oxide, alkali metal oxide, and catalyst metal; and calcining to form a templated amorphous metal oxide substrate having a plurality of pores wherein the alkali metal oxide and catalyst metal are dispersed in an intermixed form in the metal oxide substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Oltea Puica Siclovan, Daniel George Norton, Larry Neil Lewis, Dan Hancu, Xiaoying Bao, Robert Burch, Hardacre Christopher, Chansai Sarayute
  • Patent number: 8845998
    Abstract: A catalyst has a long life span and efficiently separates hydrogen from water. A first metal element (Ni, Pd, Pt) for cutting the combination of hydrogen and oxygen and a second metal element (Cr, Mo, W, Fe) for helping the function of the first metal element are melted in alkaline metal hydroxide or alkaline earth metal hydroxide to make a mixture heated at a temperature above the melting point of the hydroxide to eject fine particles from the liquid surface, bringing steam into contact with the fine particles. Instead of this, a mixture of alkaline metal hydroxide and metal oxide is heated at a temperature above the melting point of the alkaline metal hydroxide to make metal compound in which at least two kinds of metal elements are melted, and fine particles are ejected from the surface of the metal compound to be brought into contact with steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Yasuo Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8840769
    Abstract: A catalyst precursor resin composition includes an organic polymer resin; a fluorinated-organic complex of silver ion; a monomer having multifunctional ethylene-unsaturated bonds; a photoinitiator; and an organic solvent. The metallic pattern is formed by forming catalyst pattern on a base using the catalyst precursor resin composition reducing the formed catalyst pattern, and electroless plating the reduced catalyst pattern. In the case of forming metallic pattern using the catalyst precursor resin composition, a compatibility of catalyst is good enough not to make precipitation, chemical resistance and adhesive force of the formed catalyst layer are good, catalyst loss is reduced during wet process such as development or plating process, depositing speed is improved, and thus a metallic pattern having good homogeneous and micro pattern property may be formed after electroless plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Kyoun Kim, Min Jin Ko, Sang Chul Lee, Jeong Im Roh
  • Patent number: 8834835
    Abstract: A catalytic water gas shift process at temperatures above about 450° C. up to about 900° C. or so wherein the catalyst includes rhenium deposited on a support, preferably without a precious metal, wherein the support is prepared from a high surface area material, such as a mixed metal oxide, particularly a mixture of zirconia and ceria, to which may be added one or more of a high surface area transitional alumina, an alkali or alkaline earth metal dopant and/or an additional dopant selected from Ga, Nd, Pr, W, Ge, Fe, oxides thereof and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Clariant Corporation, L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jon P. Wagner, Michael W. Balakos, Chandra Ratnasamy
  • Publication number: 20140256534
    Abstract: A metal oxide nanorod array structure according to embodiments disclosed herein includes a monolithic substrate having a surface and multiple channels, an interface layer bonded to the surface of the substrate, and a metal oxide nanorod array coupled to the substrate surface via the interface layer. The metal oxide can include ceria, zinc oxide, tin oxide, alumina, zirconia, cobalt oxide, and gallium oxide. The substrate can include a glass substrate, a plastic substrate, a silicon substrate, a ceramic monolith, and a stainless steel monolith. The ceramic can include cordierite, alumina, tin oxide, and titania. The nanorod array structure can include a perovskite shell, such as a lanthanum-based transition metal oxide, or a metal oxide shell, such as ceria, zinc oxide, tin oxide, alumina, zirconia, cobalt oxide, and gallium oxide, or a coating of metal particles, such as platinum, gold, palladium, rhodium, and ruthenium, over each metal oxide nanorod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Pu-Xian Gao, Yanbing Guo, Zhonghua Zhang, Zheng Ren
  • Patent number: 8822371
    Abstract: A process for producing geometric shaped catalyst bodies K whose active material is a multielement oxide of stoichiometry [Bi1WbOx]a[Mo12Z1cZ2dFeeZ3fZ4gZ5nOy]1, in which a finely divided oxide Bi1WbOx with the particle size d50A1 and, formed from element sources, a finely divided intimate mixture of stoichiometry Mo12Z1cZ2dFeeZ3fZ4gZ5h with the particle size d50A2 are mixed in a ratio of a:1, this mixture is used to form shaped bodies and these are treated thermally, where (d50A1)0.7·(d90A1)1.5·(a)?1?820.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andreas Raichle, Catharina Horstmann, Frank Rosowski, Klaus Joachim Müller-Engel, Holger Borchert, Gerhard Cox, Ulrich Cremer
  • Publication number: 20140242388
    Abstract: A method of producing a metal complex-supporting mesoporous material that can support a metal complex in the pores thereof without causing aggregation of the metal complex. A metal complex-supporting mesoporous material supporting a metal complex in the pores thereof without causing aggregation of the metal complex. A method of producing a mesoporous material supporting metal-containing nanoparticles using the metal complex supported in the pores of the mesoporous material as a template. A solution of a metal complex prepared by a phenyl azomethine dendrimer compound having a specific structure is brought into contact with a mesoporous material so that the metal complex of the phenyl azomethine dendrimer compound is supported by the mesoporous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Hirano, Takane Imaoka, Kimihisa Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8815272
    Abstract: An environment-friendly porous bead-satellite nanoparticles composite which has excellent recovery and repeated usage performance and can be used as a catalyst, an antiviral agent, or an antimicrobial, and a fabrication method thereof are provided. The porous bead-satellite nanoparticles composite includes a porous bead, a molecule having a first end coupled to the surface of the porous bead and including a functional group at a second end, and satellite nanoparticles coupled to the functional group, wherein the porous bead may have a core-shell structure including a cluster core of nanoparticles and a porous bead shell covering the cluster core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kyoungja Woo, Hye Hun Park, Wooyoung Park
  • Publication number: 20140228201
    Abstract: Method for producing a substrate with Au (gold) nanoclusters affixed to the surface thereof and substrate and catalyst obtained by means of said method. The method consists in preparing a solution containing, in disperse form, Au nanoclusters and, also in disperse form, a substrate with a surface functionalised with a polyelectrolyte that confers a net electric charge thereon, and in intensely agitating said solution to affix Au nanoclusters to the substrate surface. This results in a substrate that has a surface with Au nanoclusters affixed in disperse form, significantly without clusters. The invention also relates to a catalyst that comprises said substrate with Au nanoclusters affixed to the surface thereof. Said catalyst is particularly suitable for use in oxidation reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Ernest Mendoza Gómez, Jordi Llorca Piqué
  • Patent number: 8802044
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filtration structure, for filtering a gas coming from a diesel engine, which is laden with gaseous pollutants of the nitrogen oxide NOx type and with solid particles, of the particulate filter type, said filtration structure being characterized in that it includes a catalytic system comprising at least one noble metal or transition metal suitable for reducing the NOx and a support material, in which said support material comprises or is made of a zirconium oxide partially substituted with a trivalent cation M3+ or with a divalent cation M?2+, said zirconium oxide being in a reduced, oxygen-sub-stoichiometric, state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Saint-Gobain Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Europeen, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Philippe Vernoux, Abdelkader Hadjar, Agnes Princivalle, Christian Guizard
  • Publication number: 20140216918
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method for fabricating a gold/titanium dioxide core-shell structured photocatalyst and the application thereof to photocatalytic decomposition of organic compounds under ultraviolet irradiation. The method comprises steps: fabricating a solution of gold ions; fabricating gold/titanium dioxide core-shell structured nanoparticles; and crystallizing the gold/titanium dioxide core-shell structured nanoparticles, wherein gold and titanium dioxide are mixed by a weight ratio of 0.005 to 0.03. The gold/titanium dioxide core-shell structured photocatalyst can effectively decompose organic compounds and dyes under ultraviolet irradiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Chin-Chang YANG, YU-WEN CHEN, YAO-JEN TU, Jia-Long Jiang