Including Organic Component Patents (Class 502/62)
  • Patent number: 11495259
    Abstract: A method for making a magnetic recording tape, in accordance with one approach, includes coupling an underlayer to a substrate, the substrate comprising a poly ether ether ketone (PEEK). A method for making a magnetic recording tape in accordance with another approach includes coupling an underlayer to a substrate via radiation-induced grafting, the substrate comprising a poly ether ether ketone (PEEK). A recording layer may be coupled to the underlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 11433374
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sorbent which is suitable for binding metals from solutions, the production of a corresponding sorbent as well as the use of the sorbent for binding metals from solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: instrAction GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Meyer, Martin Welter, Thomas Schwarz
  • Patent number: 11298681
    Abstract: A sorbent suitable for sorbing aldehydes includes acidified zeolite impregnated with a urea-based compound, the acidified zeolite having a pore opening of 5 ? or greater and a molar ratio of silicate to aluminate of at least 1.1:1. The sorbent may be prepared by impregnating acidified zeolite with a solution of a urea-based compound, where the acidified zeolite includes proton counterions. The sorbent may be supported on a filter support to provide an air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Himanshu Jasuja, Michael S. Wendland, Michael W. Kobe
  • Patent number: 11278846
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing a defect-free DDR molecular sieve membrane. Sigma-1 molecular sieve is used as an inducing seed crystal to prepare and obtain a continuous and compact DDR molecular sieve membrane on the surface of a porous ceramic support. An ozone atmosphere or an external field assisted technology is used to remove a template in the pores of the molecular sieve membrane at a low temperature. The invention avoids the formation of intercrystal defects and cracks, an activated DDR molecular sieve membrane has a good selectivity for separating CO2, and the membrane preparation time is significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Nanjing University of Technology
    Inventors: Xuehong Gu, Lin Wang, Chun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11242248
    Abstract: Methods, kits, cartridges, and compounds related to generating chlorine dioxide by exposing ClO2? to at least one of an iron porphyrin catalyst or an iron porphyrazine catalyst are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: John T. Groves, Roy Xiao
  • Patent number: 11207719
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device and method for remedying a heavy-metal-polluted soil with a microorganism, and relates to a device for remedying a metal-polluted soil and a remediation method thereof. The present disclosure solves the problem that a remediation microorganism cannot be extracted from the soil. The device comprises a main plate and a plurality of microorganism-extracting chambers, wherein the main plate is connected to the microorganism-extracting chambers; the microorganism-extracting chamber are filled with a filler; a tail end of the microorganism-extracting chambers is spiky, and openings are separately provided on a side wall of the microorganism-extracting chambers. The method comprises: I, adding a nutrient medium to the soil, and then inoculating a remediation microorganism; and II, inserting the above device into the soil for 6˜8 days, and then taking it out. The method can remedy heavy-metal-polluted soil in a short time with a high removal rate of the heavy metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Northeast Agricultural University
    Inventors: Zimin Wei, Xu Zhang, Beidou Xi, Xinyu Zhao, Yuanfeng Li, Liming Jia, Tiejun Wen, Mingxiao Li, Tianxue Yang
  • Patent number: 11168267
    Abstract: A method of preparing hydrodesulfurization catalysts having cobalt and molybdenum sulfide deposited on a support material containing mesoporous silica. The method utilizes a sulfur-containing silane that dually functions as a silica source and a sulfur precursor. The method involves an one-pot strategy for hydrothermal treatment and a single-step calcination and sulfidation procedure. The application of the hydrodesulfurization catalysts in treating a hydrocarbon feedstock containing sulfur compounds to produce a desulfurized hydrocarbon stream is also specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Khalid R. Alhooshani, Saheed Adewale Ganiyu, Abdulkadir Tanimu
  • Patent number: 11103857
    Abstract: A method of producing hydrothermally stable chabazite (CHA) zeolites is disclosed. The disclosed method is based on the use of reaction mixtures that (1) are essentially void of alkali metal cations and (2) contain the N,N,N-trimethyl-1-adamantyl ammonium (TMAda+) organic as the sole OSDA. The disclosed method results in a higher crystalline CHA zeolite that exhibits hydrothermal stability. There is also disclosed a zeolite material having a CHA-type framework structure made by the disclosed method. A method of selective catalytic reduction of NOx in exhaust gas using the material described herein is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: PQ Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Pacheco, Bjorn Moden
  • Patent number: 10987637
    Abstract: A DDR-type zeolite seed crystal has an average particle diameter of less than or equal to 0.2 ?m, and an average aspect ratio of less than or equal to 1.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shibata, Akimasa Ichikawa, Naoto Kinoshita, Takeshi Hagio
  • Patent number: 10982023
    Abstract: Catalyst support-activator for olefin polymerization catalysts, and processes for making, the support-activator comprising an intercalated, modified and calcined smectite clay comprising (a) pillars comprising aluminum and optionally: (i) at least one rare earth or lanthanide group metal; or (ii) at least one rare earth or lanthanide group metal and gallium; and (b) at least one ion-exchanged metal ion selected from the group consisting of aluminum, barium, beryllium, calcium, cerium, cesium, copper, chromium, gadolinium, gallium, germanium, hafnium, holmium, iron (II and III), lanthanum, lithium, magnesium, manganese, neodymium, potassium, praseodymium, rubidium, samarium, silver, selenium, sodium, strontium, tellurium, terbium, thallium, thorium, tin, titanium, uranium, ytterbium, yttrium, zinc and zirconium. The pillared clay exhibits a basal d100 spacing of: (A) 9 to 18 angstroms; or (B) equal to or greater than about 18.5 angstroms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Michael D. Jensen, John Robert McCauley, Andrew G. Singleton, Demetrius Michos
  • Patent number: 10940458
    Abstract: Provided is a zeolite-based adsorbent in the form of agglomerates, where the adsorbent having a tortuosity factor, calculated from the pore distribution determined by mercury intrusion porosimetry, of greater than 1 and less than 3. The adsorbent also has a porosity as determined by mercury intrusion porosimetry of between 25% and 35%. The adsorbent is useful in the field of separations in particular in a process for separating para-xylene from aromatic hydrocarbon isomer fractions containing 8 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Catherine Laroche, Philibert Leflaive, Ludivine Bouvier, Cécile Lutz
  • Patent number: 10857528
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides enhanced zeolites and methods of making and using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: UWM Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: David Edward John Garman, Marcia Renata Quadros Da Silva
  • Patent number: 10421062
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) generally relates to a solid catalyst component comprising a zeolite with a modifier and at least one Group VIII meal alloyed with at least one transition metal. The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) further relates to a method of making the solid catalyst component and a process of converting mixed waste plastics into low molecular weight organic compounds using the solid catalyst component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: AMG Chemistry and Catalysis Consulting, LLC
    Inventor: Anne Mae Gaffney
  • Patent number: 10336622
    Abstract: A new family of crystalline microporous metallophosphates designated AlPO-91 has been synthesized. These metallophosphates are represented by the empirical formula Cc+Aa+Mm2+EPxSiyOz where M is a divalent framework metal such as magnesium or zinc, C is a cyclic organoammonium cation, A is an acyclic organoammonium cation, and E is a trivalent framework element such as aluminum or gallium. The AlPO-91 compositions are characterized by a new unique ABC-6 net structure, and have catalytic properties suitable for carrying out various hydrocarbon conversion processes, as well as characteristics suitable for the efficient adsorption of water vapor in a variety of applications, such as adsorption heat pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Yuhas, Kristine N. Wilson, Mimoza Sylejmani-Rekaliu, John P. S. Mowat, Wharton Sinkler
  • Patent number: 10207255
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for making a catalyst, comprises: forming a mixture comprising a germanium source, an alkali metal source, an aluminum source, and a silica source, wherein the mixture has a pH; adjusting the pH of the mixture to a value of greater than or equal to 9.5; crystallizing and calcining the mixture to form a zeolite; depositing platinum on the zeolite; and calcining the zeolite to form the final catalyst. The final catalyst is non-acidic and has an aluminum content of less than or equal to 0.75 wt % based on the total weight of the final catalyst excluding any binder and extrusion aide and a Si:Al2 mole ratio of greater than or equal to 125.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Alla Khanmamedova, Scott Stevenson
  • Patent number: 9938157
    Abstract: Provided is a method of encapsulating a metal in a zeolite. The method comprises inserting a metal precursor into a parent zeolite, and then converting the parent zeolite to a zeolite having a higher framework density than the parent zeolite. The conversion is achieved without the need of an organic structure directing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Chevron U.S.A. Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sarika Goel, Stacey Ian Zones, Enrique Iglesia
  • Patent number: 9827558
    Abstract: A catalyst is provided for production of hydrocarbons including monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons having a carbon number of 6 to 8 and aliphatic hydrocarbons having a carbon number of 3 to 4 from feedstock in which a 10 vol % distillation temperature is 140° C. or higher and a 90 vol % distillation temperature is 380° C. or lower. The catalyst includes crystalline aluminosilicate including large-pore zeolite having a 12-membered ring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Yanagawa, Masahide Kobayashi, Kazuaki Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 9714174
    Abstract: Methods of controlling crystal polymorphism in organic-free synthesis of Na-Zeolites and the zeolite crystals formed using those methods are provided. The methods disclosed herein create certain types of zeolite crystals more efficiently than other previously known methods. The methods also create certain types of zeolite crystals in a form and concentration not previously disclosed. The methods disclosed herein generally comprise using solutions with varying ratios of silicon (Si), aluminum (Al), hydroxide (OH), and water. Some implementations of the invention disclosed include efficient methods of producing nearly pure cancrinite (CAN), methods of obtaining sodalite in solutions with a high Si/Al ratio, and a method of forming thin, platelet-like ANA crystals with a width of less than about 1 ?m and a length of at least about 3 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Rimer, Miguel Maldonado, Matthew D. Oleksiak
  • Patent number: 9616408
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adsorbent for removal of con-carbon and contaminant metals in feed, said adsorbent composition consisting of clay in the range of 30-70 wt. % and silica in the range of 70-30 wt. %, wherein the adsorbent has a pore volume in the range of 0.25-0.45 cc/gm; a pore size in the range of 20 to 2000 ? and a bi-modal pore size distribution characteristics, with a maximum of about 32% of the adsorbent having a pore size in the range of 20-200 ? and a minimum of about 68% of the adsorbent having a pore size in the range of 200-2000 ?. The present invention also provides a process for preparing the said adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Arumugam Velayutham Karthikeyani, Mohan Prabhu Kuvettu, Biswanath Sarkar, Gadari Saidulu, Shiba Prasad Choudhury, Sudhir Kumar Pande, Arvind Mahant, Brijesh Kumar, Santanam Rajagopal, Ravinder Kumar Malhotra, Velusamy Chidambaram
  • Patent number: 9492771
    Abstract: Polyethyleneimine and polyalkylene biguanide ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark R. Etzel, Kannan Seshadri, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Clinton P. Waller, Jr., Douglas E. Weiss, Yi He
  • Patent number: 9487711
    Abstract: A process for the production of a hydrocarbon product comprises contacting a feedstock with a catalyst composition comprising an active metal selected from platinum, palladium, nickel, cobalt, copper, ruthenium, rhodium and rhenium and an active porous material which is active for the isomerization of unsaturated hydrocarbons, wherein the feedstock comprises a fatty acid a fatty acid ester, a monoglyceride, a diglyceride or a triglyceride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey PLC
    Inventors: David Davis, Cornelis Martinus Lok, Michael John Watson, Aalbert Zwijnenburg
  • Patent number: 9403161
    Abstract: FCC catalysts having improved attrition resistance are provided by mixing a cationic polyelectrolyte with either zeolite crystals or a zeolite-forming nutrient and/or a matrix material, prior to or during formation of a catalyst microsphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Sigman, Mitchell Willis, Kenneth Folmar
  • Patent number: 9346040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organotemplate-free synthetic process for the production of a zeolitic material having a BEA framework structure comprising YO2 and optionally comprising X2O3, wherein said process comprises the steps of (1) preparing a mixture comprising seed crystals and at least one source for YO2; and (2) crystallizing the mixture; wherein Y is a tetravalent element, and X is a trivalent element, wherein the zeolitic material optionally comprises at least one alkali metal M, wherein when the BEA framework additionally comprises X2O3, the mixture according to step (1) comprises at least one source for X2O3, and wherein the seed crystals comprise zeolitic material having a BEA framework structure, preferably zeolite Beta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Feng-Shou Xiao, Bin Xie, Ulrich Mueller, Bilge Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 9321723
    Abstract: A method for preparing 1-adamantyltrimethylammonium methylcarbonate or N,N-dimethyl-3,5-dimethylpiperidinium methylcarbonate is disclosed. The method comprises reacting dimethyl carbonate and 3,5-dimethylpiperidine or a 1-adamantylamine compound and in the presence of water in a sealed vessel at a temperature of from 80 to 200° C. The 1-adamantylamine compound is 1-adamantylamine, 1-adamantylmethylamine, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey PLC
    Inventor: Richard Charles Bryan
  • Patent number: 9249067
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved process for producing an alkylated aromatic compound from an at least partially untreated alkylatable aromatic compound having catalyst poisons and an alkylating agent, wherein said alkylatable aromatic compound stream is treated to reduce catalyst poisons with a treatment composition having a surface area/surface volume ratio of greater than or equal to 30 in?1 (12 cm?1) in a treatment zone separate from an alkylation reaction zone under treatment conditions including a temperature of from about 30° C. to about 300° C. to form an effluent comprising said treated alkylatable aromatic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Vincent, Vijay Nanda, Terry E. Helton
  • Patent number: 9232299
    Abstract: A three-dimensional air-adsorbing structure. The structure has a three-dimensional, unitary, skeletal, porous scaffold, air-adsorbing material particles, and one or more hydrophobic binders that couple air-adsorbing material particles to each other to form agglomerates and couples particles and agglomerates to the scaffold. The structure has structure openings in the agglomerates and structure openings between agglomerates, such structure openings being open to the outside environment. The air-adsorbing material and the agglomerates are coupled to the scaffold by creating a water-based emulsion of air-adsorbing material, agglomerates of the material, and binder, and then impregnating the scaffold with this emulsion. The emulsion is dried at least in part at a temperature below the freezing point of the emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Lifun Lin
  • Patent number: 9180441
    Abstract: A method of forming a zeolite shaped body is carried out by preparing an aqueous mixture containing a zeolite, a silica binder material and an extrusion aid. The extrusion aid is at least one of PVAc-PVA1 (80-89) and polyacrylamide. The mixture is formed into a body having a selected shape. The shaped body is heated to form the zeolite shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Ashim Kumar Ghosh, Corina Mihut, Meghann Simmons
  • Patent number: 9169389
    Abstract: Polymer nanocomposites including: a) a polylactic polymer; and b) a modified phyllosilicate composition including a modifying agent which includes hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium cations which are intercalated between the layers of the phyllosilicate, and preparation processes therefor, as well as the modified phyllosilicate composition. The polymer nanocomposites are particularly useful for packaging, particularly food and drink packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Susana Aucejo Romero, María Jordá Beneyto, José Maria Alonso Soriano, Miriam Gallur Blanca, José Maria Bermúdez Saldaña, Mercedes Hortal Ramos
  • Patent number: 9052139
    Abstract: [Task] To provide a catalyst in which granules of the catalyst are improved in crash strength with no use of the caking agent, while increasing the effective area of the crystal surface part of the catalyst. [Solving Means] A catalyst powder-containing slurry obtained by milling a metallosilicate-containing raw material by a bead mill is dried by a spray drying method to obtain granules of a catalyst. The raw material may be one containing a metallosilicate having micropores of a size that is substantially 4.5 to 6.5 angstroms. It is better to mill the raw material by a bead mill such that the particle size of the metallosilicate becomes 1.0 ?m or less at a cumulative frequency of 50%. It is better that as a metal component at least one metal component selected from rhenium, vanadium, molybdenum, tungsten, chromium, and their compounds is supported on the metallosilicate. It is better to subject the slurry to the drying process after aging. It is better to add polyvinyl alcohol to the slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Takuya Hatagishi, Tomohiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 9023750
    Abstract: This present invention relates to a Ruthenium complex intercalated N-doped or N,S-codoped titania pillared montmorillonite, a multifunctional photocatalyst and a process for the preparation thereof. More particularly, the present invention provides a green photochemical route towards a variety of light driven redox reactions such as organic dye degradations, photocatalytic water splitting and various organic transformation reactions oriented to the synthesis of fine chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Kulamani Parida, Guru Bishwa Bidita Varadwaj, Prakash Chandra Sahoo, Swagatika Sahu
  • Publication number: 20150101961
    Abstract: This application discloses a mesoporous catalyst formed by combining a matrix precursor treated with a polyphosphate, and a metallic oxide treated with a cationic electrolyte. The combined treatment with the polyphosphate and cationic polyelectrolyte yields unexpected improvements in attrition resistance, while maintaining high overall pore volume, even as the ratio of meso pore volume to macro pore volume of the formed FCC catalyst increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Sigman, Charles Keweshan, Mitchell Willis
  • Publication number: 20150078989
    Abstract: Provided is catalyst material useful for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx in lean burn exhaust gas, wherein the catalyst material is a hydrothermally stable, low SAR aluminosilicate zeolite loaded with a synergistic combination of one or more transition metals, such as copper, and one or more alkali or alkaline earth metals, such as calcium or potassium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Fedeyko, Hai-Ying Chen
  • Publication number: 20150065757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite material comprising a) a porous matrix of a polymer containing fluorine and having a percentage of tetrafluoroethylene monomer units of at least 95 mol % based on the total of monomer units, b) hydrophobic zeolite particles which are embedded in the matrix and around which matrix filaments extend, and c) at least one metal material. The invention further relates to the use of the composite material for adsorbing organic molecules from a gaseous or liquid mixture of substances that contains at least one organic component, and to a method for removing organic molecules from a gaseous or liquid mixture of substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Achim Koch, Michael Zavrel
  • Publication number: 20150045207
    Abstract: A film for the retention and controlled release of organic or inorganic molecules consists essentially of a phyllosilicate clay and a organic polyanion. The film may be a built-up layered film of alternating layers of the clay and the polyanion. Organic or inorganic molecules are absorbed into the film from solution, and released in response to changes in the film's environment. The film may be built up using layer-by-layer (LbL) methods, or deposited on a substrate from a mixture of the clay and polyanion. Articles may be coated with the film by the same methods. The film is useful for the controlled release of antibiotics in response to infections, and also retains antibiotics such that bacteria may be killed by direct contact with the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Svetlana Sukhishvili, Svetlana Pavlukhina
  • Publication number: 20150045206
    Abstract: Oxide materials, thin films, coatings, and methods of preparing the same are disclosed herein. In certain embodiments the oxide material can have an MWW type framework or an MFI type framework. In one embodiment, the method includes: providing a suspension of an exfoliated layered oxide material in a solvent; and filtering the suspension through a porous support to provide a film of the oxide material, optionally directly on the porous support. Secondary grown films of the oxide material and methods of preparing the same are also provided. Thin zeolite films are attractive for a wide range of applications including molecular sieve membranes and catalytic membrane reactors, permeation barriers, low dielectric constant materials for microelectronics and sensor components for selective sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Tsapatsis, Kumar Varoon Agrawal
  • Patent number: 8932371
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for preparing fluidizable particles of a biomass/catalyst composite material. The process comprises the steps of (i) providing a particulate, solid biomass material; (ii) forming a composite of the biomass material and a catalytic material; (iii) subjecting the biomass material to a thermal treatment at a torrefaction temperature at or above 200° C., and low enough to avoid significant conversion of the biomass material to liquid conversion products; and (iv) forming fluidizable particles from the biomass material. Step (ii) may be carried out before or after step (iii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: KiOR, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bartek, Dennis Stamires, Michael Brady
  • Patent number: 8920541
    Abstract: A method is provided for replacing at least a portion of the organic linker content of a zeolitic imidazolate framework composition. The method comprises exchanging the organic linker with another organic linker. Also provided is a new material, designated as EMM-19, and a method of using EMM-19 to adsorb gases, such as carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobile Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Zheng Ni, Mobae Afeworki, Simon Christopher Weston, John Zengel, David Lawrence Stern
  • Publication number: 20140371055
    Abstract: A catalyst for decomposing a plastic includes a porous support having an exterior surface and defines at least one pore therein. The catalyst also includes a depolymerization catalyst component disposed on the exterior surface of the porous support for depolymerizing the plastic. The depolymerization catalyst component includes a Ziegler-Natta catalyst, a Group IIA oxide catalyst, or a combination thereof. The catalyst further includes a reducing catalyst component disposed in the at least one pore. The catalyst is formed by a method that includes the step of disposing the depolymerization catalyst component on the exterior surface. The method further includes the step of disposing the reducing catalyst component in the at least one pore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Swaminathan Ramesh
  • Patent number: 8883669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrocracking catalyst comprising an acidic silica-alumina, an optional alumina, an effective quantity of at least one VIII Group metal component(s), an effective quantity of at least one VIB Group metal component(s) and an organic additive, wherein the organic additive is one or more selected from the group consisting of an oxygen-containing or nitrogen-containing organic compound, and the molar ratio of the organic additive to the VIII Group metal component(s) is 0.01-10. The present invention relates further to a process for producing the hydrocracking catalyst and use of the catalyst in a process for hydrocracking hydrocarbon oils. The hydrocracking catalyst provided according to the present invention shows a higher activity for aromatic hydrosaturating and ring-opening reaction, as compared with the prior art hydrocracking catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, Sinopec
    Inventors: Yichao Mao, Hong Nie, Jianwei Dong, Zhenlin Xiong, Zhihai Hu, Yahua Shi, Dadong Li
  • Publication number: 20140330229
    Abstract: An ostomy bag insert (104) comprising a polyacrylate superabsorbent (300) and a powdered zeolite (301). The ostomy bag insert is configured to absorb fluids excreted by the body and to control odours resultant from the excreted matter within the ostomy bag (100). The present zeolite exhibits enhanced odour control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: CONVATEC LTD.
    Inventor: Stewart Lee
  • Publication number: 20140309101
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a novel composition which acts as a barrier to noxious agents while adding self-detoxifying catalytic treatments to neutralize the noxious and harmful warfare agents when applied for example on a fabric, or other solid support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: Stedfast, Inc., U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Chemical Technology Team
    Inventors: Hamid Benaddi, Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
  • Patent number: 8846558
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the modification of the internal surfaces of zeolite crystals via treatment with alcohols containing at least four carbon atoms. The modified zeolites possess high thermal stability and the properties of the modified zeolites can be tailored to provide improved performance for use in separations processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Chil-Hung Cheng, Christopher Jones, Sankar Nair, Ronald R. Chance, Benjamin A. McCool, Harry W. Deckman
  • Publication number: 20140288346
    Abstract: The present invention intends to provide a method for removing radioactive cesium, or radioactive iodine and radioactive cesium that is simple and low-cost, further does not require an energy source such as electricity, moreover can take in and stably immobilize the removed radioactive substances within a solid, and can reduce the volume of radioactive waste as necessary, and to provide a hydrophilic resin composition using for the method for removing radioactive cesium, or radioactive iodine and radioactive cesium, and the object of the present invention is achieved by using a hydrophilic resin composition containing: at least one hydrophilic resin selected from the group consisting of a hydrophilic polyurethane resin, a hydrophilic polyurea resin, and a hydrophilic polyurethane-polyurea resin each having at least a hydrophilic segment; and a zeolite dispersed therein in a ratio of at least 1 to 200 mass parts relative to 100 mass parts of the hydrophilic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuyuki HANADA, Manabu URUNO, Kazuya KIMURA, Kenichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20140256537
    Abstract: A process for making styrene including providing toluene, a co-feed, and a C1 source to a reactor containing a catalyst having acid sites and reacting toluene with the C1 source in the presence of the catalyst and the co-feed to form a product stream containing ethylbenzene and styrene, wherein the C1 source is selected from methanol, formaldehyde, formalin, trioxane, methylformcel, paraformaldehyde, methylal, dimethyl ether, and wherein the co-feed removes at least a portion of the acid sites on the catalyst. The co-feed can be selected from the group of aniline, amines, cresol, anisol, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sivadinarayana Chinta, Joseph L. Thorman
  • Publication number: 20140213832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a MOF shaped body in the form of spheres, MOF shaped bodies in the form of spheres and a method of uptake of at least one substance for the purposes of its storage, separation, controlled release, chemical reaction or as support utilizing MOF shaped bodies in the form of spheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Manuela Gaab, Milan Kostur, Ulrich Müller
  • Publication number: 20140208650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to extruded shaped bodies containing at least one metal-organic framework (MOF), methods for their preparation and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Manuela Gaab, Christian Eichholz, Milan Kostur, Ulrich Müller, Stefan Maurer
  • Patent number: 8791039
    Abstract: An agglomerated zeolite adsorbent which comprises 95-99.5 mass % of X zeolite and 0.5-5.0 mass % of binder, wherein the exchangeable cationic sites of said X zeolite are occupied by Group IIA metal and/or K, the total pore volume of said adsorbent is no less than 0.26 mL/g as measured by mercury porosimetry, the volume of pores with pore diameters from 100 to 500 nm is at least 60% based on the total pore volume. During shaping, a pore-forming agent is added to this adsorbent, and then the adsorbent is alkali treated for in-situ crystallization, followed by ion exchange. Said adsorbent has high adsorption capacity, fast mass transfer rate and good mechanical strength. Said adsorbent is suitable for liquid phase adsorptive separation of para-xylene from C8 aromatic hydrocarbons and is also suitable for adsorptive separation of other alkyl aromatic hydrocarbons isomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignees: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, Sinopec
    Inventors: Huiguo Wang, Jianfeng Ma, Dehua Wang, Zhuo Yu
  • Publication number: 20140187413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nanocomposite materials comprising nanoclays as support of metal oxide particles which give the materials multi-functional properties. Said properties are obtained through the formulation of a specific type of additives based on layers of natural and/or synthetic clays which are intercalated with metal oxides with antimicrobial and/or oxygen sequestrating and/or catalytic and/or self-cleaning and/or anti-abrasive capacity; and which may optionally contain other organic, metal, inorganic compounds or combination thereof which may exercise a role of compatibilization and/or dispersion and/or increase in the functionality of the metal oxides and/or providing new functionalities, both passive of physical strengthening and active such as biocide character, antioxidant and chemical-species absorbers. Furthermore, the present invention discloses the use of said materials for multi-sector applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Nanobiomatters Research & Develpment, S. L.
    Inventors: Jose Maria Lagaron Cabello, Eugenia Nunez, Maria Busolo Pons, Maria Dolores Sanchez-Garcia
  • Publication number: 20140170044
    Abstract: Described are catalyst compositions, catalytic articles, methods of manufacturing catalytic articles and exhaust gas treatment systems and methods that utilize the catalytic articles. The catalyst composition comprises an oxidation catalyst comprising a washcoat layer including a platinum group metal supported on a refractory metal oxide support and porous molecular sieve particles having internal pores, the molecular sieve particles protected by a protecting material selected from an organic wax encapsulating the molecular sieve particles, a polymer encapsulating the molecular sieve particles, an inorganic oxide deposited on the surface of the molecular sieve particles, or an organic compound filling the internal pores of the molecular sieve particles, wherein the protecting material prevents interaction of the molecular sieve particles with the platinum group metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Hoke, Oleg Ilinich, Michael Breen
  • Patent number: 8748333
    Abstract: Surface-modified zeolites and methods for preparing surface-modified zeolites are provided. A hybrid polymer formed from a silicon alkoxide and a metal alkoxide, a co-monomer, or both, is contacted with a zeolite suspension. The zeolite suspension comprises a sodium-, an ammonium-, or a hydrogen-form zeolite and a solvent. The hybrid polymer and zeolite suspension are contacted under conditions sufficient to deposit hybrid polymer on external surfaces of the zeolite to form a treated zeolite. Solvent is removed therefrom. The treated zeolite is dried and calcinated to form a dried and calcinated treated zeolite. Forming of the zeolite suspension and the contacting, removing, drying, and calcinating steps are provided in one selectivation sequence to produce a surface-modified zeolite from the ammonium-form zeolite and the hydrogen-form zeolite. If the dried and calcinated treated zeolite is a sodium-form zeolite, the sodium is exchanged with ammonium and then additionally dried and calcinated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Laszlo T. Nemeth, Feng Xu