Organic Patents (Class 502/401)
  • Patent number: 10653993
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for adsorption of a species (e.g., ammonia, water, a halogen) comprising metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are generally provided. In some embodiments, a MOF comprises a plurality of metal ions, each coordinated with at least one ligand comprising at least two unsaturated N-heterocyclic aromatic groups arranged about an organic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mircea Dinca, Adam J. Rieth, Yuri Tulchinsky
  • Patent number: 10646849
    Abstract: A process to prepare a carbon molecular sieve adsorbent composition comprises steps beginning with an activated carbon having specific effective micropore size. The activated carbon is impregnated with monomers or partially polymerized polymer, allowed to complete polymerization, and then carbonized such that the impregnant shrinks the micropores to another specific effective micropore size. Finally, the impregnated/polymerized/carbonized product is annealed at a temperature ranging from 1000° C. to 1500° C., which ultimately and predictably shrinks the micropores to a size ranging from 4.0 Angstroms to 4.3 Angstroms. The invention surprisingly enables fine tuning of the effective micropore size, as well as desirable selectivity, capacity and adsorption rates, to obtain highly desirable carbon molecular sieving capability particularly suited for use in, for example, fixed beds in pressure swing or temperature swing processes to enable propylene/propane separations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Junqiang Liu, Chan Han, Janet M. Goss, Edward M. Calverley
  • Patent number: 10625238
    Abstract: Provided is a water-resistant sulfur compound adsorbent having a crushing strength that is less likely to be reduced even when used in a process including moisture. A certain amount of cellulose derivative is contained in the sulfur compound adsorbent containing a copper component for adsorbing a sulfur compound. This imparts water resistance to the adsorbent. As a result, it is possible to obtain the water-resistant sulfur compound adsorbent having the crushing strength that is less likely to be reduced even when used in the process including moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Chihiro Kojima, Takahiro Yashima, Kaoru Takahashi, Atsushi Okita, Kazunori Honda
  • Patent number: 10525400
    Abstract: A plurality of extrudates comprises sorbent particles (at 50 wt %) in a polymeric matrix that comprises a polymer or blend of polymers including at least one thermoplastic polymer, the extrudates being produced by thermal-induced phase separation or diffusion-induced phase separation from a dope suspension of the thermoplastic polymer, an optional solvent and the sorbent particles. The polymer or blend of polymers is able to withstand exposure to temperatures at or above 220° C. without experiencing significant detrimental effects upon the sorbent capacity of the sorbent particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Philippe A. Coignet, Dean W. Kratzer, Sudhir S. Kulkarni, Edgar S. Sanders, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10525399
    Abstract: A composite fiber comprising sorbent particles (at 50 wt %) in a polymeric matrix that comprises a polymer or blend of polymers including at least one thermoplastic polymer, the extrudates being produced by thermal-induced phase separation or diffusion-induced phase separation from a dope suspension of the thermoplastic polymer, an optional solvent and the sorbent particles. The polymer or blend of polymers is able to withstand exposure to temperatures at or above 220° C. without experiencing significant detrimental effects upon the sorbent capacity of the sorbent particles. The fiber exhibits an elongation at break of at least 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Philippe A. Coignet, Dean W. Kratzer, Sudhir S. Kulkarni, Edgar S. Sanders, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10519367
    Abstract: A metal organic framework is configured to emit fluorescence and deform by interaction with a target molecule. The metal organic framework includes: a metal ion; a quadridentate ligand bonded to the metal ion; and a bidentate ligand bonded to the metal ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasushi Shinjo, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Satoshi Takayama
  • Patent number: 10512244
    Abstract: There is provided a composition suitable for use as poultry bedding based on wood shavings and sphagnum. The flow-flowing characteristic of the composition renders it very easy to apply and distribute on the floor of the stall. Moreover, the composition is easy to turn around and mix for the farmer. The composition exhibits effective absorption of ammonia for a complete production cycle for commercial poultry operations. A major effect of using the present composition is that foot burns and feet blisters of poultry observed with conventional bedding can essentially be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Oestergaard, Kaj Oestergaard
  • Patent number: 10497914
    Abstract: The invention belongs to the technical field of the preparation of lithium ion batteries, and particularly relates to a water-based composition used for modifying diaphragm of lithium ion batteries and a polyolefin diaphragm for lithium ion batteries and lithium ion batteries. The invention aims to improve the strength of the battery cell, to reduce the expansion of thickness of battery cell at high temperature and to simplify the battery production process. The water-based composition for modifying the diaphragm for the lithium ion battery comprises a water-based adhesive for the lithium ion battery and organic nano-particle fillings dispersed in the water-based adhesive; the organic nano-particle fillings are nano-particles of the polymers 1 or nano-particles at least wrapped with the polymers 1 on the surfaces; and the particle sizes of the organic nano-particles are 50 to 2000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CHENGDU ZHONGKE LAIFANG POWER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhonglai Pan, Lu Wang, Jiandong Gao, Rengui Li, Hongchang Du, Jiamin Deng, Zhenghua Deng
  • Patent number: 10434462
    Abstract: A solvent and method for removing carbon dioxide from a gaseous mixture flow with high carbon dioxide partial pressures are disclosed. The solvent includes a secondary or tertiary amine, an amine activator, a physical solvent (e.g., thioalkanol), and a carbonate buffer. The solvent contains less than about 60% by weight of water and is in a single liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Prateek Bumb, Gopi Kiran Neeliesetty
  • Patent number: 10434870
    Abstract: An adsorption storage tank for a natural gas includes a pressurizable tank disposed on a vehicle to contain the natural gas. A natural gas adsorbent is disposed in the tank. The natural gas is a mixture of constituents having a constituent statistical distribution of molecule lengths and kinetic diameters. The adsorbent has a pore size statistical distribution of pore sizes to adsorb and desorb the mixture of constituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jingmei Shen, Anne M. Dailly, Fang Dai, Mei Cai
  • Patent number: 10413882
    Abstract: In oil spill clean-up, a sorbent is material that is used to absorb oil and repel water. Sorbents are used very frequently, but many of them tend to be expensive or inefficient. Based on extensive research, it is found that a combination of polypropylene, polyester, reclaimed newspaper print, and vermiculite makes a very effective filler for a sorbent. It is concluded after many trials that a composition of 48.63% polypropylene, 27.97% polyester, 12.53% newspaper print, and 10.87% vermiculite in a sorbent absorbs the most oil and repels the most water. A non-provisional utility patent will protect this ratio and introduce a competitive, cost-effective, and eco-friendly sorbent into the market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Druv Vohra
  • Patent number: 10334793
    Abstract: A mineral wool batt for use as a plant growth medium, particularly in applications for growing vegetation (including plants) in which water retention and/or the avoidance of water run-off is of interest. The mineral wool batt has an absorbent layer which comprises needled mineral wool fibers; superabsorbent particles in the absorbent layer may be sandwiched between a denser upper and/or lower barrier layer(s) which assist in preventing their escape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation
    Inventors: Jure Sumi, Gorazd Sebenik, Sasa Bavec, Gregor Kejzar
  • Patent number: 10294263
    Abstract: A hydroprocessing catalyst has been developed. The catalyst is formed from a unique transition metal molybdotungsten oxy-hydroxide material. The hydroprocessing using the transition metal molybdotungsten oxy-hydroxide material-based catalyst may include hydrodenitrification, hydrodesulfurization, hydrodemetallation, hydrodesilication, hydrodearomatization, hydroisomerization, hydrotreating, hydrofining, and hydrocracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Miller, Susan C. Koster
  • Patent number: 10287304
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for thermal, solvent, and/or acid resistant metal organic frameworks and the use of these frameworks in devices and methods for gas separation, gas storage, and catalysis. The disclosure further provides for MOFs that are strong solid acids, and the use of these strong solid acid MOFs in catalytic devices and catalytic methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Omar M. Yaghi, Seungkyu Lee, Juncong Jiang, Yuebiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10265679
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a chromatographic stationary phase material for various different modes of chromatography represented by Formula 1: [X](W)a(Q)b(T)c (Formula 1). X can be a high purity chromatographic core composition having a surface comprising a silica core material, metal oxide core material, an inorganic-organic hybrid material or a group of block copolymers thereof. W can be absent and/or can include hydrogen and/or can include a hydroxyl on the surface of X. Q can be a functional group that minimizes retention variation over time (drift) under chromatographic conditions utilizing low water concentrations. T can include one or more hydrophilic, polar, ionizable, and/or charged functional groups that chromatographically interact with the analyte. Additionally, b and c can be positive numbers, with the ratio 0.05?(b/c)?100, and a?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin D. Wyndham, Michael F. Morris, Darryl W. Brousmiche, Jason F. Hill, Jacob N. Fairchild
  • Patent number: 10183271
    Abstract: Described herein is a building panel comprising a substrate and an odor and VOC reducing coating applied to the substrate, the coating comprising a blend of a first component comprising ethylene urea; a second component comprising silica; and a rheology modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Caldwell, Steven L. Masia, Gourish Sirdeshpande, Michelle X. Wang
  • Patent number: 10177408
    Abstract: The non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery 10 according to the present invention is provided with an electrode body 50 including a positive electrode 64 that contains a positive electrode active material and a negative electrode 84 that contains a negative electrode active material, a non-aqueous electrolyte, and a battery case 15 that houses the electrode body and the non-aqueous electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte contains a complex, which contains copper (I) chloride as a constituent component and which is capable of adsorbing at least carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, and a coating film that contains at least one of phosphorus and boron is formed on the surface of the negative electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshihiko Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 10131612
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of an absorbent made of metal-organic framework structures (MOF), in the case of which at least one metal salt is converted with at least one organic ligand. The conversion is effected at a temperature greater than 100° C. in a solvent mixture which comprises DMSO and water. The invention relates in addition to an adsorbent produced with the method according to the invention or to a substrate coated with such an adsorbent and also to possibilities of use of such an adsorbent or substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Felix Jeremias, Stefan Henninger
  • Patent number: 10039856
    Abstract: Described herein are absorbent articles made by bonding a copolymer onto a substrate to form a core. The absorbent articles are particularly useful in personal care product, e.g., disposable hygiene products. In some embodiments, the absorbent article includes a first substrate; and a copolymer irreversibly bonded onto the first substrate to form a core, wherein the copolymer is derived from a polymerizable solution comprising: (a) a first monomer selected from a (meth)acrylic acid or salt thereof; (b) greater than 1 wt % of a second monomer, wherein the second monomer is a hydrophilic crosslinking monomer, and (c) a polymeric porogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jerald K. Rasmussen, Mahfuza B. Ali, Bathsheba E. Chong Conklin, Andrew P. Klein, Scott E. Langer
  • Patent number: 10040052
    Abstract: The composite adsorbent for an adsorption chiller is a composite material formed from multi-walled carbon nanotubes incorporated into a metal organic framework, where the metal organic framework is MIL-101(Cr). The MIL-101 family of metal organic frameworks include terephthalate (benzene 1,4-dicarboxylate) linkers and M3O-carboxylate trimers (M=Cr or Fe) with octrahedrally coordinated metal ions binding terminal water molecules. MIL-101 frameworks having a crystal structure with very large pore sizes (29 and 34 Angstroms) and surface area, and are known to have a large water uptake. However, metal organic frameworks have low thermal conductivity due to the presence of organic matter, resulting in lower heat transfer rates and greater cycle time, and are not stable in aqueous media or disintegrate slowly upon recurrent hydrothermal cycling. Composite binding with multi-wall carbon nanotubes improves heat transfer characteristics and thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Syed Ahmed Mohammed Said, Rached Ben Mansour, Najam Ul Qadir
  • Patent number: 10035127
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for Metal-Organic Frameworks comprising M2 (m-dobdc)-based cores, and methods of use thereof, including gas separation, gas storage, sensing, and other applications utilizing a high density of exposed metal cation sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Long, Matthew T. Kapelewski, Stephen J. Geier
  • Patent number: 10029231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organic-inorganic hybrid nanoporous silica material having high selectivity to particular metal ions, and a method for preparing the same. Specifically, the present invention provides an organic-inorganic hybrid nanoporous silica material and a method for preparing the same, wherein the organic-inorganic hybrid nanoporous silica material has a closed pore form by capturing a functionalized silane compound in a nanoporous silica material, which is surface-modified with a functionalized silane compound, using a cyclic molecule, and enables the sensing and highly selective adsorption of various metals due to the incorporation of an organic ligand capable of adsorbing metal ions in pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Chang Sik Ha, Mathew Aneesh, Sung Soo Park, Parambadath Surendran
  • Patent number: 10010861
    Abstract: Carbon dioxide adsorbents are provided. The carbon dioxide adsorbents include a polymeric amine and a porous support on which the polymeric amine is supported. the polymeric amine consists of a polymer skeleton containing nitrogen atoms and branched chains bonded to the nitrogen atoms of the polymer skeleton. Each of the branched chains contains at least one nitrogen atom, the polymeric amine is modified by substitution of at least one of the nitrogen atoms of the polymer skeleton or the branched chains with a hydroxyl group-containing carbon chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Min Kee Choi, Woo Sung Choi
  • Patent number: 10005812
    Abstract: A hydroprocessing catalyst has been developed. The catalyst is a unique transition metal molybdotungsten oxy-hydroxide material. The hydroprocessing using the transition metal molybdotungsten oxy-hydroxide material may include hydrodenitrification, hydrodesulfurization, hydrodemetallation, hydrodesilication, hydrodearomatization, hydroisomerization, hydrotreating, hydrofining, and hydrocracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Miller, Susan C. Koster
  • Patent number: 9962679
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a porous body by which a porous body including a plurality of layers different from each other in pore diameter may be manufactured by a fewer steps than before. The method includes: synthesizing a mixture of a non-interpenetrated metal-organic framework and an interpenetrated metal-organic framework; and obtaining a porous body including a stack of a non-interpenetrated metal-organic framework layer and an interpenetrated metal-organic framework layer from the mixture synthesized in the synthesizing, via a process of separating the non-interpenetrated metal-organic framework and the interpenetrated metal-organic framework from each other by utilizing density differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshio Ohashi
  • Patent number: 9918440
    Abstract: A mineral wool batt for use as a plant growth medium, particularly in applications for growing vegetation (including plants) in which water retention and/or the avoidance of water run-off is of interest. The mineral wool batt has an absorbent layer which comprises needled mineral wool fibres; superabsorbent particles in the absorbent layer may be sandwiched between a denser upper and/or lower barrier layer(s) which assist in preventing their escape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation
    Inventors: Jure Sumi, Gorazd Sebenik, Sasa Bavec, Gregor Kejzar
  • Patent number: 9919287
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention feature article of manufacture, methods of making and methods of using a paste of the reaction product of an organic amine and support particles, shaped as pellets, sheets, films, rings discs or other forms useful for scrubbing carbon dioxide from emissions and the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Udi Meirav, Trevor Alan Hatton, Fritz Simeon
  • Patent number: 9914111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mercury-containing wastewater treatment technology field, in particular to an attapulgite-crosslinked chitosan composite adsorbent and its solid-phase synthetic method. The attapulgite-crosslinked chitosan composite mercury adsorbent in the invention is synthesized by the method of adding chitosan and glutaraldehyde in batches. In consideration of the limited solubility of chitosan, batch addition can not only dissolve chitosan, but also minimize the use of organic acid, resulting in less discharge of wastewater and waste gas, which is suitable for large-scale industrial production. The prepared mercury adsorbent can be applied to the removal of mercury ions in the wastewater owing to the excellent adsorptive property and regeneration performance. Meanwhile, the solid-phase synthetic procedure for preparing the mercury adsorbent is simple, easy to handle and environmental-friendly. Moreover, the product cost is greatly reduced due to the use of attapulgite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: Wuhu Gefeng Green Technology Research Center Co., Ltd., Shandong Wuzhou Detection Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiangdong Feng, Menglu Shi, Wengui Zhang, Huanghe Wu, Weiwei Liang, Zhifeng Lan, Jian You, Changlu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9884309
    Abstract: A metal-organic framework (MOF) body that includes MOF crystallites adhered to each other via a MOF binder is provided. In one embodiment, the body consists of: MOF crystallites; a MOF binder which binds the crystallites together in the body; optionally, residual solvent; and optionally, one or more additives, where the additives are present at a level of not more than 10% by mass. The MOF binder may have substantially the same composition as the MOF crystallites. Alternatively, the MOF binder may have a different composition to the MOF crystallites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cambridge Enterprise Limited
    Inventors: Jose De Jesus Velazquez Garcia, Thomas Douglas Bennett, David Fairen-Jimenez, Tian Tian
  • Patent number: 9827550
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing absorbent material from bird feather includes the steps of selecting an appropriate feather material, perform a pre-treatment for cleaning and sterilizing the feather material, crushing the feather material into a crushed material of a size of 0.1 um˜1 cm, and performing a modification treatment of the crushed material by surface activation to produce an absorbent material. After the crushed feather material is processed by a modification treatment, the material may be used to manufacture an absorbent material having both deodoring and filtering functions for adsorbing metal ions, organic solvents, grease or volatile gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KWONG LUNG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Shin Chang
  • Patent number: 9776166
    Abstract: A water absorbing material includes a granular core portion and a coating layer portion. The coating layer portion covers the granular core portion. The coating layer portion contains fluff pulp and a water-absorbent polymer. These fluff pulp and water-absorbent polymer are both derived from a sanitary article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: DAIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ito, Junji Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 9764307
    Abstract: Described herein is a building panel comprising a substrate and an odor and VOC reducing coating applied to the substrate, the coating comprising a blend of a first component comprising ethylene urea; a second component comprising silica; and a rheology modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Caldwell, Steven L. Masia, Gourish Sirdeshpande, Michelle X. Wang
  • Patent number: 9757710
    Abstract: Methods of forming a high surface area compacted MOF powder are disclosed, as well as MOF pellets formed thereby. The method may include synthesizing a metal organic framework (MOF) powder using a first solvent, exchanging the first solvent with a second solvent such that pores of the MOF powder are at least 10% filled with the second solvent, compacting the MOF powder having pores at least 10% filled with the second solvent into a pellet, and desolvating the compacted pellet to remove the second solvent. The pellet may maintain a specific surface area after compacting that is at least 80% its initial specific surface area. Compacting the MOF powder with a solvent at least partially filling its pores may prevent or reduce crushing of the MOF pore structure and maintain surface area, for example, for hydrogen or natural gas storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chunchuan Xu, Justin Purewal, Michael J. Veenstra
  • Patent number: 9738665
    Abstract: Porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and metallated porous MOFs are provided. Also provided are methods of metallating porous MOFs using atomic layer deposition and methods of using the metallated MOFs as catalysts and in remediation applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Wojciech Bury, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Joseph E. Mondloch
  • Patent number: 9700829
    Abstract: A method of trapping or capturing zinc is disclosed. In particular, the method comprises a step of contacting a zinc vapor with a zinc getter material. The zinc getter material comprises nanoparticles and a metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Simona E. Hunyadi Murph, Paul S. Korinko
  • Patent number: 9675928
    Abstract: A method is provided for inhibiting nitrosation of an aqueous amine solution used in a process of removing carbon dioxide from a flue gas. That method includes a step of adding an effective amount of an antioxidant to the aqueous amine solution being circulated between an absorber and a stripper of a carbon dioxide capture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Joseph E. Remias, Payal Chandan, Kunlei Liu
  • Patent number: 9643142
    Abstract: A plunge-mixing bag arrangement includes a flexible mixing bag defining a mixing region, and a shaft extending from outside of the flexible mixing bag into the mixing region, the shaft comprising a sparger within the mixing region. The sparger comprises an interior channel and ports extending from the interior channel. The shaft is capable of axial movement within the bag to fracture gas bubbles being released from the interior channel through the ports. A plunge-mixing system includes a mechanism for raising and lowering the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Scientifics, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Patent number: 9623404
    Abstract: A method of using a metal organic framework (MOF) comprising a metal ion and an at least bidendate organic ligand to catalytically detoxify chemical warfare nerve agents including exposing the metal-organic-framework (MOF) to the chemical warfare nerve agent and catalytically decomposing the nerve agent with the MOF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha, Michael J. Katz, Joseph E. Mondloch
  • Patent number: 9592488
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for making completely biodegradable, hydrophobic, oleophilic plant based materials which are useful in adsorption of petroleum products. The materials have an average diameter of from 1 to 5 mm, and an ash content of from 10% to 30%. The non-paraffin coating is an animal fat product, preferably produced by dissolving a pure animal fat and using this as the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Zaki Yusuf, Bandar Fadhel, Ahmad D. Hammad
  • Patent number: 9511349
    Abstract: A mineral wool batt for use as a plant growth medium, particularly in applications for growing vegetation (including plants) in which water retention and/or the avoidance of water run-off is of interest. The mineral wool batt has an absorbent layer which comprises needled mineral wool fibers; superabsorbent particles in the absorbent layer may be sandwiched between a denser upper and/or lower barrier layer(s) which assist in preventing their escape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation
    Inventors: Jure Sumi, Gorazd Sebenik, Sasa Bavec, Gregor Kejzar
  • Patent number: 9492808
    Abstract: Absorbent fibrous structure containing a polymeric fluid containing a polymer, including for example a copolymer and/or terpolymer, soil adsorbing agent, and absorbent fibrous structures containing such polymer soil adsorbing agents, and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Cahit Eylem, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Charles William Neal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan
  • Patent number: 9480967
    Abstract: The metal organic framework adsorbent for solar adsorption refrigeration is a nanocomposite made from a metal organic framework matrix having carbon nanotubes incorporated therein. Preferably, the metal organic framework is composed of MIL-100(Fe), and the carbon nanotubes are functionalized with carboxyl (COOH) groups. In order to prepare the metal organic framework adsorbent, carbon nanotubes functionalized with carboxyl (COOH) groups are first added to an aqueous solution of a precursor salt, such as ferric trinitrate nonahydrate (Fe(NO3)3.9H2O), to form a first mixture. The first mixture is then sonicated and a 1,3,5 benzenetricarboxylic acid ligand is added thereto to form a second mixture. The second mixture is then sonicated and heated, and the metal organic framework nanocomposite is separated therefrom, preferably as a powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Syed Ahmed M. Said, Shakeel Ahmed, Najam Ul Qadir
  • Patent number: 9452415
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sorbent comprising a solid support material, the surface of which comprises a residue of a general formula (I), wherein the residue is attached via a covalent single bond to a functional group on the surface of either the bulk solid support material itself or of a polymer film on the surface of the solid support material. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of the sorbent according to the invention for the purification of organic molecules, in particular pharmaceutically active compounds, preferably in chromatographic application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: INSTRACTION GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Arendt, Björn Degel, Thomas Schwarz, Gerhard Stumm, Martin Welter
  • Patent number: 9427723
    Abstract: Absorbent containment mats are disclosed. The mats include an upper absorbent layer, a lower liquid impermeable barrier layer, and a peripheral containment edge. The peripheral containment edge may have a lower profile than the absorbent layer. A pressure sensitive adhesive may be applied to the underside of the barrier layer. A durable porous layer may be provided over the absorbent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: New Pig Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Woytowich, Brian Dennis Kratzer, Dane R. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9409116
    Abstract: Functionalized Porous Polymer Networks (PPNs) exhibiting favourable characteristics such as high surface area? and gas uptake properties are disclosed, including methods of making such networks. A method of preparing a porous polymer network, comprising: (a) a step of homo-coupling a monomer in the presence of 2,2?-bipyridyl, 1,5-cycloocta-1,5-diene, a mixed solvent of DMF/THF and a compound or mixture selected from the group consisting of bis(1,5-cydoocta-1,5-diene)nickel(0), Ni(PPH3) 4, and Zn/NiCI2/NaBr/PPH3 at a temperature in the range of 20 to 40° C. These stable PPNs may be useful in the context of carbon capture, gas storage and separation, and as supports for catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Hong-Cai Zhou, Julian Sculley, Weigang Lu
  • Patent number: 9382393
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles, comprising polymerization and drying the resulting polymer gel on a through-circulation belt dryer having at the end of the belt in transport direction a means for guiding the dried polymer gel down towards a means for crushing the dried polymer gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Norbert Eugen Voll, Oskar Stephan, Karl J. Possemiers, Matthias Weismantel, Rüdiger Funk, Monte Peterson, Leo Van Miert, Rene Callot
  • Patent number: 9376641
    Abstract: A 3D porous metal-organic framework and method of making are described. In some embodiments, a 3D porous metal-organic framework may be based on a trinodal (3,3,4) net of zyg topology by the self-assembly of the nonlinear hexacarboxylate (BHB) with the paddle-wheel Cu2(COO)4 cluster. Although its porosity and surface area are moderate, the open copper sites and optimal pore spaces enable the pore spaces to be fully utilized for methane storage, resulting in a high methane storage density and high absolute volumetric methane storage at room temperature and 35 bar. By the immobilization of high density open metal sites and the deliberate control of the pore space for their efficient methane storage, this porous MOF functions as an efficient media for methane and natural gas storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Banglin Chen, Zhiyong Guo
  • Patent number: 9351487
    Abstract: The present invention includes polymeric laminate materials, containers made from same and methods for the storage of agricultural products and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Rachel Dove
  • Patent number: 9353129
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a three-dimensional coordination complex that includes a plurality of inorganic centers; a plurality of a first bis(bidentate) linker; and a plurality of a second bis(bidentate) linker, where the first and the second bis(bidentate) linkers are have different lengths, and the bidentate binding sites on each linker face in opposite directions on an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
    Inventors: Adam J. Matzger, Kyoungmoo Koh
  • Patent number: 9352298
    Abstract: Provided are polymer particles which can be used at a high flow rate when used as a filler for chromatography, that is, has excellent resistance flow rate appropriate for processing in large quantities, and also has a high binding capacity for target molecules such as proteins when an appropriate ligand is contained in the particles, and a method for producing the polymer particles; specifically, crosslinked polymer particles and a method for producing the crosslinked polymer particles, polysaccharide composite particles and a method for producing the polysaccharide composite particles, a filler for chromatography using the polymer particles, and an adsorbent for antibody purification. Disclosed are: A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakamura, Tetsuo Fukuta, Kazuhiro Ikkyu, Yu Otani, Hiroshi Kawai