Zinc, Cadmium, Or Mercury Containing (zn, Cd, Or Hg) Patents (Class 556/118)
  • Patent number: 10058855
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for metal organic frameworks (MOFs) which comprise a plurality of redox-active metals or metal ions that are linked together by a plurality of dioxide-benzenedicarboxylate-based organic linking ligands. The disclosure further provides for the use of these MOFs in variety of applications, including catalyzing the oxidization of various hydrocarbons to higher oxidation states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Long, Dianne J. Xiao
  • Patent number: 9815764
    Abstract: Homochiral metal organic framework (MOF) selected from a group consisting of (Sp)-P5A-MOF-1 and (Rp)-P5A-MOF-1 is provided. The homochiral MOFs are prepared from pure enantiomer struts of formula (I): The homochiral MOFs are suitable for separation of enantiomers from racemic mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KACST)
    Inventors: James Fraser Stoddart, Nathan Strutt
  • Patent number: 9464087
    Abstract: A reagent for carrying out a difluoromethylation reaction of unsaturated compounds and ring-nitrogen-containing aromatic compounds, a zinc difluoro-methanesulfinate, as well as a method for making the reagent and a method for its use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Phil S. Baran, Janice Akemi Dixon, Ryan Baxter, Yuta Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9149057
    Abstract: This invention relates to supplementation of the diets of domesticated animals (livestock and poultry) with iodine in an enhanced bioavailable manner, that is to say the iodine is more available to the animal than when using conventional sources of iodine, such as calcium iodate. The supplementary compound are alpha amino acid metal iodide complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Zinpro Corporation
    Inventor: Peter A. Stark
  • Patent number: 9144246
    Abstract: This invention relates to supplementation of the diets of domesticated animals (livestock and poultry) with iodine in an enhanced bioavailable manner, that is to say the iodine is more available to the animal than when using conventional sources of iodine, such as calcium iodate. The supplementary compound are alpha amino acid metal iodide complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Zinpro Corporation
    Inventor: Peter A. Stark
  • Patent number: 9006753
    Abstract: An electroluminescent display comprising semiconductor nanocrystals, wherein the semiconductor nanocrystals are selected to emit light at a predetermined wavelength and are disposed in a predetermined pattern. In certain embodiments, semiconductor nanocrystals that emit light at different predetermined wavelengths are disposed in the display to create a predetermined multi-color pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: QD Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, Gregory V. Moeller, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 9000201
    Abstract: Disclosed are effective and simple adsorbents and methods of using the adsorbents for removing metal impurities generated during storage, transportation and supply of organometallic compounds. The disclosed adsorbents and methods provide for the easy and effective removal of the metallic impurities or compounds generated from decomposition of the organometallic compound during its transportation, storage, and supply. Namely, the disclosed adsorbents and methods permit the stable supply of a high purity organometallic compound desired in the semiconductor and photovoltaic cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: Yoichi Sakata, Haruto Wakabayashi, Kazutaka Yanagita
  • Publication number: 20150021528
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments concern a soluble functionalized nanoparticle suitable for use with polymerizable components, such as monomers (or polymers thereof), used to make gradient optical polymer nanocomposites. In particular disclosed embodiments, the nanoparticle is functionalized with one or more surface ligands that promote the solubility and dispersion of the nanoparticle in the disclosed monomer. Also disclosed herein are embodiments of a method for making the functionalized nanoparticle as well as embodiments of a composition comprising the functionalized nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: State of Oregon acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on behalf of University
    Inventors: Richard Chartoff, Casey Check
  • Patent number: 8871304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an (amide amino alkane) metal compound represented by the formula (1): wherein M represents a metal atom; R1 represents a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 may be the same as, or different from each other, and each independently represents a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, or R2 and R3 may form a substituted or unsubstituted 5- or 6-membered ring together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound; Z represents a linear or branched alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms (a part of which may optionally form a ring); and n represents a number of the ligands, which is equal to the valence of the metal (M), and represents an integer of from 1 to 3; with the proviso that the metal compounds in which M is Li (Lithium), Be (Beryllium), Ge (Germanium) or Nd (Neodymium) are excluded; the metal compounds in which M is Mg (Magnesium) and R1 is methyl group are excluded; the metal compounds in which M i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Fujimura, Hiroki Kanato, Masashi Shirai, Hiroshi Nihei
  • Patent number: 8834787
    Abstract: The present invention relates to complexed metal salts which comprise ligands and at least one complexing agent for chemically binding noxious substances and/or odor-forming substances, the ligands comprising a hydrophobic carbon skeleton with hydrophilic groups. The complexed metal salt formed with the complexing agent is water-soluble and surface-active. Preferred complexing agents are water-soluble acids or salts of at least bifunctional acids, or also ether carboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: CAM-D Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Kuhn, Gordon Thie
  • Publication number: 20140200328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing a zinc dicarboxylate from a zinc compound and a C4-C10 dicarboxylic acid in the presence of a cationic emulsifier and a solvent. The invention also relates to zinc dicarboxylates obtainable by the abovementioned process and having a BET surface area of 50 to 750 m2/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Anna Katharina Brym, Jürgen Zubiller, Gerrit Luinstra, Revaz Korashvili
  • Publication number: 20140194627
    Abstract: A composition contains (A) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst and (B) an aliphatically unsaturated compound having an average, per molecule, of one or more aliphatically unsaturated organic groups capable of undergoing hydrosilylation reaction. The composition capable of reacting via hydrosilylation reaction to form a reaction product, such as a silane, a gum, a gel, a rubber, or a resin. Ingredient (A) contains a metal-ligand complex that can be prepared by a method including reacting a metal precursor and a ligand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Kurt Brandstadt, Simon Cook, Aswini Dash, Matthew Olsen, Avril Surgenor, Richard Taylor, Binh Nguyen, Ming-Shin Tzou
  • Patent number: 8685951
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for cytoprotection. In particular, it provides zinc chelate compositions comprising at least one zinc ion and at least one aminothiol ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
    Inventors: Alexei G. Basnakian, Richard B. Walker, John R. J. Sorenson deceased, Anne S. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140056869
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for increasing responsiveness to therapeutic metalloproteases including increasing and/or maximizing responsiveness and preventing botulinum and tetanus toxin resistance due to a functional deficiency of zinc. Also provided are methods for zinc replacement or supplement in lacking individuals comprising the administration of a zinc supplement for a loading period and/or administration of a phytase supplement together with the zinc supplement. Also provided are methods for standardization of botulinum toxin potency assays that provide for greater certainty and margins of safety in the use of products from different manufacturers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: CNSS IP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles N.S. Soparkar
  • Patent number: 8652231
    Abstract: Novel metal complexes useful in the area of agriculture, notably as agents for treating metal deficiency. The novel metal complexes comprise at least one metal selected from the metal trace elements essential for the development of plants, at least one first ligand selected from the lignosulfonates, and derivatives thereof, and at least one second ligand selected from the multidentate organic ligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Timac Argo International
    Inventors: Marta Fuentes, Roberto Baigorri, Eva Bacaicoa, Jose Maria Garcia-Mina, Jean-Claude Yvin
  • Publication number: 20140034121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for treatment of semiconducting nanoparticles wherein in a step A semiconducting nanoparticles comprising long chain insulting primary ligands are dispersed in a volatile dispersion solvent capable of dissolving insulating primary ligands and precipitated using a washing agent. TGA-MS analysis shows that the treatment according to the method of the present invention allows complete removal of the outer layer of synthesis ligands of the surface of prepared nanoparticles and improves removal of synthesis ligands on the surface of prepared nanoparticles. The present invention also relates to semiconducting nanoparticles, ink formulation and electronic devices comprising the semiconducting nanoparticles obtainable by the procedure of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Frank RAUSCHER, Phenwisa NIYAMAKOM, Werner HOHEISEL, Sascha PLUG
  • Publication number: 20140005428
    Abstract: A metal organic framework (MOF) material including a Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area greater than 7,010 m2/g. Also a metal organic framework (MOF) material including hexa-carboxylated linkers including alkyne bond. Also a metal organic framework (MOF) material including three types of cuboctahedron cages fused to provide continuous channels. Also a method of making a metal organic framework (MOF) material including saponifying hexaester precursors having alkyne bonds to form a plurality of hexa-carboxylated linkers including alkyne bonds and performing a solvothermal reaction with the plurality of hexa-carboxylated linkers and one or more metal containing compounds to form the MOF material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Christopher E. Wilmer, Ibrahim Eryazici, Randall Q. Snurr, Diego A. Gomez-Gualdron, Bhaskarjyoti Borah
  • Patent number: 8597406
    Abstract: This invention provides metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) having repeat units of the formula Zn4O(fumarate)3. Also provided are compositions thereof and methods use thereof, including for gas storage, gas separation, catalysis and sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventor: Banglin Chen
  • Publication number: 20130273250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an (amide amino alkane) metal compound represented by the formula (1): wherein M represents a metal atom; R1 represents a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 may be the same as, or different from each other, and each independently represents a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, or R2 and R3 may form a substituted or unsubstituted 5- or 6-membered ring together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound; Z represents a linear or branched alkylene group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms (a part of which may optionally form a ring); and n represents a number of the ligands, which is equal to the valence of the metal (M), and represents an integer of from 1 to 3; with the proviso that the metal compounds in which M is Li (Lithium), Be (Beryllium), Ge (Germanium) or Nd (Neodymium) are excluded; the metal compounds in which M is Mg (Magnesium) and R1 is methyl group are excluded; the metal compounds in which M i
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD
    Inventors: Osamu Fujimura, Hiroki Kanato, Masashi Shirai, Hiroshi Nihei
  • Publication number: 20130247630
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a complex of two divalent metal cations and a chelating agent chosen from the group of EDDHA (ethylenediamine-N,N?-di-(hydroxyphenyl acetic acid)), EDDHMA (ethylenediamine-N,N?-di-(hydroxy-methylphenyl acetic acid)), and HBED(N,N?-bis(hydroxybenzyl)ethylenediamine-N,N?-diacetic acid), a process to prepare such complex, plant nutrition compositions containing such complex and the use thereof as an algaecide, a bactericide, a herbicide, an insecticide, a molluscicide, a virucide or a fungicide, other than a fungicide or bactericide used for personal care.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Adrianus Maria Reichwein, James N. Lepage, Teunis Scheperman
  • Patent number: 8513416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to zinc amide bases of the general formula (I) (R1R2N)2—Zn.aMgX12.bLiX2??(I) wherein R1 and R2 are each independently selected from substituted or unsubstituted, linear or branched alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl or silyl derivatives thereof, and substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl, and wherein R1 and R2 can form together a ring structure, or R1 and/or R2 can be part of a polymer structure; X12 is a divalent anion or two monovalent anions that are independent from each other; X2 is a monovalent anion; a is >0; and b is >0. The zinc amide bases can be used, amongst other things, for deprotonation and metallization of aromatics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Muenchen
    Inventors: Paul Knochel, Stefan Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 8507704
    Abstract: A formulation, comprising: a) at least one metal-ligand complex, wherein one or more ligands are selected from the group consisting of ?-diketonates, ?-ketoiminates, ?-ketoesterates, ?-diiminates, alkyls, carbonyls, alkyl carbonyls, cyclopentadienyls, pyrrolyls, alkoxides, amidinates, imidazolyls, and mixtures thereof; and the metal is selected from Group 2 to 16 elements of the Periodic Table of the Elements; and, b) at least one aminoether selected from the group consisting of R1R2NR3OR4NR5R6, R1OR4NR5R6, O(CH2CH2)2NR1, R1R2NR3N(CH2CH2)2O, R1R2NR3OR4N(CH2CH2)2O, O(CH2CH2)2NR1OR2N(CH2CH2)2O, and mixtures thereof, wherein R1-6 are independently selected from group consisting of C1-10 linear alkyl, C1-10 branched alkyl, C1-10 cyclic alkyl, C6-C10 aromatic, C1-10 alkylamine, C1-10 alkylaminoalkyl, C1-10 ether, C4-C10 cyclic ether, C4-C10 cyclic aminoether, and mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergei Vladimirovich Ivanov, Xinjian Lei, Daniel P. Spence, John Anthony Thomas Norman, Laura M. Matz
  • Patent number: 8492574
    Abstract: There are provided methods for preparing diorganozinc compounds of formula R2Zn. For example, such a method can method comprise reacting together a compound of formula ZnX2 with at least one compound chosen from compounds of formulas RM1T, R2M1, and RM2. R, X, M1, M2, and T can be various different chemical entities. Compounds of formula R2ZnR3, in which R2 and R3 are the same or different, can also prepared in a similar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Andre Charette, Alexandre Cote, Alexandre Lemire
  • Publication number: 20130171228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal organic framework materials which possess anti-microbial properties. The present invention also provides methods of preparing such metal organic framework materials and uses of the metal organic framework materials to prevent or treat microbial infections, or provide surfaces which limit contamination by micro-organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: University Court of the University of St. Andrews
    Inventor: Russell Edward Morris
  • Patent number: 8470075
    Abstract: Disclosed are tetratopic carboxylic acid phenyl for use in metal-organic framework compounds. These compounds are useful in catalysis, gas storage, sensing, biological imaging, drug delivery and gas adsorption separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp
  • Publication number: 20130123397
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a nucleating agent that is suitable for promoting crystallization of a crystalline resin and is derived from a natural product, in order to improve the moldability and the heat resistance of crystalline resins such as a poly(lactic acid) resin and a polyolefin resin; and to provide a crystalline resin composition including the nucleating agent. There is provided a crystalline resin composition including a crystalline resin and an amino acid metal salt; and a nucleating agent including the amino acid metal salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Suwa, Hisato Hayashi, Masaaki Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20130066094
    Abstract: Disclosed are effective and simple adsorbents and methods of using the adsorbents for removing metal impurities generated during storage, transportation and supply of organometallic compounds. The disclosed adsorbents and methods provide for the easy and effective removal of the metallic impurities or compounds generated from decomposition of the organometallic compound during its transportation, storage, and supply. Namely, the disclosed adsorbents and methods permit the stable supply of a high purity organometallic compound desired in the semiconductor and photovoltaic cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme Pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Yoichi Sakata, Haruto Wakabayashi, Kazutaka Yanagita
  • Publication number: 20130061752
    Abstract: Disclosed are tetratopic carboxylic acid phenyl for use in metal-organic framework compounds. These compounds are useful in catalysis, gas storage, sensing, biological imaging, drug delivery and gas adsorption separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp
  • Publication number: 20130032853
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silver anti-tarnish agent having, as an effective component, a zinc salt and/or a zinc complex, preferably at least one kind selected from the group consisting of a carboxylic acid zinc salt having a carbon atom number of 3 to 20, a phosphoric acid zinc salt, a phosphate ester zinc salt and a carbonyl compound zinc complex; a silver anti-tarnish method for preventing tarnish of a silver part by applying said silver anti-tarnish agent to the silver part. According to the present invention, tarnish of a silver part such as a silver-plated part due to a sulfur-based gas can be prevented. The present invention is useful particularly as a silver anti-tarnish agent for a light-emitting diode and allows preventing tarnish of a silver part of a light-emitting diode and reduction in illuminance by applying the silver anti-tarnish agent of the present invention to a silver part such as a silver-plated part of a light-emitting diode for covering the silver part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawata, Chie Sasaki, Masato Yarita, Shizuka Aoki, Masataka Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 8338327
    Abstract: An allyl acetate production catalyst comprising at least (a) palladium, (b) gold, (c) a compound containing at least one element selected from copper, nickel, zinc and cobalt, (d) an alkali metal salt compound and (e) a carrier, is produced by a process comprising step 1 in which a homogeneous solution of a palladium-containing compound and a gold-containing compound is supported on a carrier by contact therewith, step 2 in which the carrier obtained in step 1 is contacted with an alkali solution for impregnation, step 3 in which the carrier obtained in step 2 is subjected to reduction treatment, and step 4 in which a compound containing at least one element selected from copper, nickel, zinc and cobalt and an alkali metal salt compound are supported onto the carrier obtained in step 3. The obtained allyl acetate production catalyst has minimal reduction in activity and improved selectivity, when used for production of allyl acetate from propylene, oxygen and acetic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Etsuko Kadowaki, Wataru Oguchi, Tetsuo Nakajo, Yasuhiro Iwama
  • Patent number: 8329929
    Abstract: A metal complex represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1 to R6 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Y1 and Y2 each independently represent any one of the following groups: wherein R? represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; P1 and P2 each represent a group of atoms necessary for forming a heterocyclic ring together with Y1 or Y2 and the two carbon atoms at a position adjacent to Y1 or Y2; P1 and P2 may be linked to each other to form a ring; M represents a transition metal element or typical metal element; m represents 1 or 2; X represents a counter ion or a neutral molecule; n represents the number of X's in the complex, and an integer of 0 or more; and Q1 and Q2 each independently represent an aromatic heterocyclic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Tadafumi Matsunaga, Nobuyoshi Koshino, Hideyuki Higashimura
  • Publication number: 20120283462
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of nanoparticles. The subject matter of the invention is a method for treating nanoparticles for the reduction of ligand spheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Stefan Riehle, Yunfei Zhou, Michael Krüger, Gerald Urban
  • Publication number: 20120231112
    Abstract: The invention pertains to the use of a supplement for making metals (nutritionally) available to animals, said supplement comprising at least one compound selected from the group consisting of glutamic acid N,N-diacetic acid (GLDA), a metal complex of GLDA, a sodium salt of GLDA, a potassium salt of GLDA, methylglycine-N,N-diacetic acid (MGDA), a metal complex of MGDA, a sodium salt of MGDA, a potassium salt of MGDA, ethylenediamine N,N?-disuccinic acid (EDDS), a metal complex of EDDS, a sodium salt of EDDS, a potassium salt of EDDS, iminodisuccinic acid (IDS), a metal complex of IDS, a sodium salt of IDS, and a potassium salt of IDS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Carel Theo Jozef Wreesmann, Adrianus Maria Reichwein, Marcellinus Alexander Van Doorn, Javier Martin-Tereso Lopez
  • Patent number: 8262775
    Abstract: Disclosed are tetratopic carboxylic acid phenyl for use in metal-organic framework compounds. These compounds are useful in catalysis, gas storage, sensing, biological imaging, drug delivery and gas adsorption separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp
  • Publication number: 20120121485
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for removing metals, particularly mercury, from hydrocarbon streams by use of an ionic liquid, where in the metal-containing hydrocarbon stream is contacted with an ionic liquid to produce a product hydrocarbon stream having reduced mercury content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Robin Don Rogers, John Holbrey, Hector Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20120035365
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing porous material from waste PET bottle, the method comprising: providing transition metal or d10 metal source, amine source, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) source, phosphate derivative source, and water to be reacted in a closed container under temperature between 120 to 200° C., and pressure between 1 to 100 atm for between 48 to 168 hours, for forming a reaction mixture; and precipitating the porous material from the reaction mixture. The method of the present invention uses the PET bottle polymers adequately to release two monomers in the reaction effectively and form porous or laminar material, such that the porous material can have photoluminescent phenomenon and can have light performance from white light to yellow-orange light under various excitation sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Sue-Lein Wang, Yu-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 8110694
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing dialkylaluminum monohalide is provided by which dialkylaluminum monohalide substantially including no zinc component after recovering dialkylzinc from a reaction product obtained by a reaction of zinc halide and trialkylaluminum used as raw materials can be efficiently obtained on an industrial scale at a high yield. According to the method for manufacturing dialkylaluminum monohalide of the present invention, zinc halide is reacted with trialkylaluminum to produce dialkylzinc and dialkylaluminum monohalide, and after the dialkylzinc is separated from a reaction product by distillation, metal aluminum in which a molar ratio is 0.40 or more to zinc component, that is dissolved in the reaction product, and then the mixture is distilled to separate the dialkylaluminum monohalide which substantially includes no zinc component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Aluminum Alkyls, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideya Takahashi, Tadao Nishida, Seijiro Koga, Masanori Okutani
  • Publication number: 20120022162
    Abstract: Mixed amino acid/mineral compounds can include at least two amino acids bound to a central mineral atom. The combination of amino acids can be tailored to provide improved solubility, absorption, and/or bioavailability of the mineral. Optionally, organic acids can be bound to the mineral or combined with the chelate in order to further improve solubility, absorption, and/or bioavailability. Compositions including one or more mixed amino acid/mineral compounds can be included in therapeutic regimens for indications in which the mineral may treat and/or prevent a condition or symptom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Albion International Inc.
    Inventors: R. Charles Thompson, Clayton Ericson, Stephen Ashmead, Jonathan Bortz
  • Publication number: 20110297869
    Abstract: The invention relates to the fields of microelectronics and materials sciences and concerns an insulation layer material for integrated circuits in microelectronics, which can be used, for example, in integrated circuits as insulation material in semiconductor components. The object of the present invention is to disclose an insulation material for integrated circuits, which has dielectric constants of k?2 with good mechanical properties at the same time. The object is attained with an insulation material for integrated circuits, containing at least MOFs and/or COFs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR FESTKÖRPER-UND WERKSTOFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
    Inventors: Gotthart Seifert, Helmut Hermann, Konstyantyn Zagorodniy, Ehrenfried Zschech
  • Publication number: 20110218320
    Abstract: Zinc salts of C4-8-alkanedicarboxylic acids, obtainable by reacting C4-8-alkanedicarboxylic acids with surface-modified zinc oxide particles, said surface-modified zinc oxide particles being obtainable by treatment of zinc oxide particles with organosilanes, silazanes and/or polysiloxanes and subsequent heat treatment and/or UV irradiation of treated zinc oxide particles, and the use thereof as polymerization catalysts for the preparation of polyalkylene carbonates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tobias Heinz Steinke, Anna Katharina Ott, Hans-Helmut Görtz
  • Publication number: 20110180968
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube metal composite includes the following steps. A number of carbon nanotubes is dispersed in a solvent to obtain a suspension. Metal powder is added into the suspension, and then the suspension agitated. The suspension containing the metal powder is allowed to stand for a while. The solvent is reduced to obtain a mixture of the number of carbon nanotubes and the metal powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicants: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHUN-HUA HU, CHANG-HONG LIU, SHOU-SHAN FAN
  • Patent number: 7968739
    Abstract: A method of electrochemically preparing a crystalline, porous, metal-organic framework material comprising at least one at least bidentate organic compound coordinately bound to at least one metal ion, in a reaction medium comprising the at least one bidentate organic compound, wherein at least one metal ion is provided in the reaction medium by the oxidation of one anode comprising the corresponding metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich Mueller, Hermann Puetter, Michael Hesse, Markus Schubert, Helge Wessel, Juergen Huff, Marcus Guzmann
  • Publication number: 20110152363
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of making a mineral product. The method includes contacting a carboxylic acid and an inorganic mineral compound sufficient to form a solution, reacting the solution over a period of time sufficient to provide a mineral chelated compound, transferring the mineral chelated compound to one or more molds prior to the compound substantially solidifying and reducing the size of the mineral chelated compound sufficient to provide a rapidly soluble mineral chelated product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: RALCO NUTRITION, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Jon Knochenmus, Jon Kent Knochenmus, Richard Dale Lamb, Myrra Arlene Lamb
  • Publication number: 20110137025
    Abstract: The disclosure provides metal organic frameworks useful for sensing, gas sorption, microelectronics and switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Omar M Yaghi, Qiaowei Li, Ognjen S Miljanic, Wenya Zhang, James Frasere Stoddart
  • Publication number: 20110123393
    Abstract: The present invention relates to complexed metal salts which comprise ligands and at least one complexing agent for chemically binding noxious substances and/or odour-forming substances, the ligands comprising a hydrophobic carbon skeleton with hydrophilic groups. The complexed metal salt formed with the complexing agent is water-soluble and surface-active. Preferred complexing agents are water-soluble acids or salts of at least bifunctional acids, or also ether carboxylic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Hubert Kuhn, Gordon Thie
  • Patent number: 7947818
    Abstract: Heteromolecular metal-humic organic complexes of the type: (A)n-(Metal)x-(B)m where A is one or several humic complexes which may be totally or partially sulfonated or may have been treated with an amine in order to protect the carboxylic groups from interacting with polyvalent cations, and B is a non-humic complexing (organic chelating agent) compound, the biological and chemical stability whereof allows for protection of the metal and the multitoothed or multi-valent molecule involved in the complex against degradation phenomena, both chemical and microbiological, having the beneficial effect of humic acid, as an effective plant growth and nutrition stimulant and as a metabolic and immune system activator in animals and humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Jose Maria Garcia-Mina Freire, Roberto Baigorri Ekisoain, Angel Maria Zamarreno Arregui, Eva Bacaicoa Llundain, Marta Fuentes Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20110039927
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and processes for producing novel hop acid formulations having improved bioavailability, and the use of such compositions as anti-inflammatory agents, dietary supplements, and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin K. Madsen, Mark M. Bossert, Mitsunori Ono
  • Patent number: 7880026
    Abstract: A rapid, simple and versatile metal organic framework molecule (MOF) synthesis method particularly adapted to make non-linear MOFs includes heating MOF precursors, such as a metal or metal oxide and an organic ligand, in a microwave oven for a period sufficient to achieve crystallization. Microwave-assisted MOF synthesis yields high quality MOF crystals in a reaction time ranging from about 5 seconds to about 2.5 minutes, compared to hours and days required in conventional solvothermal and hydrothermal methods. In addition, microwave assisted methods provide MOF materials with uniform crystal size and well-defined shape. Further, microwave synthesis of MOFs allows the size and shape of MOF crystals to be tailored for use in a wide range applications by manipulating reaction conditions. Secondary growth processes may also be employed to grow larger crystals using seeds obtained from microwave-assisted synthesis methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Zheng Ni, Richard I. Masel
  • Publication number: 20100286413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terpenic composition for use as an anti-micro-organism or anti-viral agent comprising a cyclic terpenic compound obtained from a terpene of the general formula (C5H8)n, n being in the range of 2 to 5; and to a vector-forming organic substance, associated to the said cyclic terpenic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Aurele Henri Mannarini
  • Publication number: 20100247461
    Abstract: Disclosed are certain complexes of AFC compounds and binding agents. Such complexes are useful, among other things, in the treatment of inflammatory diseases or disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Signum Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Voronkov, Jeffry B. Stock, Maxwell Stock, Seung-Yub Lee, Eduardo Perez, Joel S. Gordon