By Reacting With Chemical Agents (epo/jpo) Patents (Class 588/313)
  • Patent number: 12011629
    Abstract: In order to attain an efficient decomposition process by water plasma, a decomposition processor includes a water plasma generator which is configured to inject water plasma, from the injection port, by arc discharge generated between negative and positive electrodes; and a supply device configured to supply a decomposition target object to a water plasma jet stream injected from the water plasma generator, wherein the decomposition target object is decomposed by the water plasma. The supply device has a nozzle for providing the decomposition target object from a tip, and the negative electrode, the injection port, the positive electrode and the nozzle are arranged in that order along the center axis line of the injection port. The tip of the nozzle is placed inside of the water plasma jet stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: HELIX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Yaguchi, Takayuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 12011630
    Abstract: In order to stabilize injection of water plasma, a vortex water flow generator forms a vortex water flow for passing arc discharge. The vortex water flow generator includes a cylindrical portion configured to form a vortex water flow along an inner circumference, a first middle partition and a second middle partition protruding from the inner circumference of the cylindrical portion. The first middle partition and the second middle partition respectively have an opening to include a center axis line position of the cylindrical portion. An opening of the second middle partition on the side of the positive electrode is larger than an opening of the first middle partition on the side of the negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: HELIX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 11583904
    Abstract: This document relates to methods for degrading Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and remediating leachate. This document provides methods involved in contacting pretreated LDPE or plastic waste comprising LDPE with at least one white-rot fungus, achieving near 100% LDPE degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Shloka Janapaty
  • Patent number: 11229932
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical waste system for treating a residual pharmaceutical composition disposed in a pharmaceutical dispenser includes an extraction stage, a pharmaceutical dispenser coupler, and a pharmaceutical waste treatment stage. The extraction stage is in fluid communication with the pharmaceutical dispenser and is configured to extract at least a portion of the residual pharmaceutical composition from the pharmaceutical dispenser. The pharmaceutical dispenser coupler is configured to couple the pharmaceutical dispenser to the extraction stage. The pharmaceutical waste treatment stage is in fluid communication with the extraction stage and is configured to change the residual pharmaceutical waste composition extracted from the pharmaceutical dispenser in one of a chemical and physical manner. The present disclosure also provides a method of disposing of a residual pharmaceutical composition from a pharmaceutical dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Maness, Brian James Vanderwoude
  • Patent number: 11110312
    Abstract: A medication disposal apparatus and method of use with multiple stages of conversion operable to render a controlled substance useless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Surgical Device Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Casas-Ganem, Joshua Haney
  • Patent number: 11077327
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal-organic framework composition, as well as constructs and methods thereof. In one particular example, the composition is employed to degrade a chemical agent in a non-aqueous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Dorina F. Sava Gallis, Mark D. Tucker, Mark K. Kinnan, Jeffery A. Greathouse
  • Patent number: 11065491
    Abstract: A vortex water generator forms a vortex water flow for passing arc discharge. The vortex water flow generator includes a cylindrical portion configured to form a vortex water flow along an inner circumference; first middle partition and second middle partition protruding from the inner circumference of the cylindrical portion, a rear partition formed in a rear end side of the cylindrical portion, and a front partition provided in a front end side of the cylindrical portion. Each partition has an opening to include a center axis line position of the cylindrical portion. Each opening has a different opening shape in size. The middle partition and the front partition have negative electrode side surfaces formed by tapered surfaces receding from the negative electrode as close to the center axis line. Arc-shaped beveled portions are formed between the tapered surfaces and inner circumferential surfaces of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HELIX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hirofumi Yaguchi, Takayuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10780306
    Abstract: An accelerated process for the complete destruction of a matrix material, such as a matrix material including cement and/or asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), is disclosed. The process comprises forming a slurry or suspension by combining the matrix material with an acid solution (including, for instance, acid waste, which can also be neutralized by the process), causing acid-based chemical reactions in the slurry that cause the destruction of the matrix material. Simultaneously to the chemical reactions, the slurry or suspension is subjected to cavitation, which synergistically cooperates with the chemical reactions to accelerate matrix material destruction. The matrix material can be ground and polarized prior to being submerged in the acid solution to form the slurry. The slurry can be subjected to hydrothermal treatment. Inert secondary raw materials (SRMs) that are non-hazardous to the environment and human health can be obtained from the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Bruno Vaccari, Tullia Zucca
  • Patent number: 10758761
    Abstract: A system and method for the validation and deactivation of liquid narcotic medications. The system includes a two (2) compartment assembly having a first compartment, wherein the liquid narcotic medications are tested to determine (or validate) the composition of the liquid narcotic medication and a second compartment operatively connected to the first compartment, wherein the liquid narcotic medications can be deactivated, if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Phong Duy Bui
  • Patent number: 10730083
    Abstract: A method for efficiently decontaminating surfaces is provided comprising applying an indicator to a surface wherein the indicator provides an observable or machine readable response when a contamination is present on the surface, wherein the response is located relative to a location of the contamination; and decontaminating the location of the contamination, and optionally rechecking the location of the initial contamination post decontamination to ensure that the surface is free of contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FLIR Detection, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Sovesky, Jason Robosky, Jeremy P. Walker, Markus Erbeldinger
  • Patent number: 10653911
    Abstract: A system and method for the validation and deactivation of liquid narcotic medications. The system includes a two (2) compartment assembly having a first compartment, wherein the liquid narcotic medications are tested to determine (or validate) the composition of the liquid narcotic medication and a second compartment operatively connected to the first compartment, wherein the liquid narcotic medications can be deactivated, if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Phong Duy Bui
  • Patent number: 10512810
    Abstract: A method of employing an assembly containing a shelf-stable formulation for decontaminating skin exposed to nerve agents in a package forming a first chamber and a second chamber separated by a barrier with water located in the first chamber and a dry sponge and diacetylmonoxime or derivatives thereof, located in the second chamber, wherein the diacetylmonoxime is distributed within the sponge, the method comprising opening the barrier between the first and second chambers, shaking the package to move the water into sponge until the sponge is wet, tearing open the package, removing the sponge and wiping the sponge on skin. Preferably polyethylene glycol is distributed in the sponge and wiping the sponge on the skin leaves a mixture of diacetylmonoxime and polyethylene glycol on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Erik W. Edwards, Steven Risser, Jeffrey Boyce
  • Patent number: 10369396
    Abstract: An assembly containing a shelf-stable formulation for decontaminating skin exposed to toxic compounds located in a package formed with water and potassium bicarbonate in a first chamber; and a sponge, diacetylmonoxime (DAM), and polyethylene glycol (PEG) located in a second chamber. The package includes a barrier between the first chamber and the second chamber, with the barrier being configured to be rapidly removed when needed to enable the water and potassium bicarbonate to enter the second chamber. The package is made by placing the water and potassium bicarbonate in the first chamber of a package; mixing the DAM with PEG to form a DAM:PEG mixture; infusing the sponge with the DAM:PEG mixture to distribute DAM within the sponge; and placing the sponge, DAM and PEG in a second chamber of the package. Infusing the sponge includes solubilizing the DAM:PEG mixture in ethanol or another low boiling point solvent to form an ethanol-DAM-PEG solution and applying the ethanol-DAM-PEG solution evenly to the sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Erik W. Edwards, Steven Risser, Jeffrey Boyce
  • Patent number: 10245456
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a composition for decontaminating surfaces contaminated with toxic chemicals/substances, comprising at least one type of metal oxyhydroxide such as zirconium hydroxide, Zr(OH)4, optionally with added water for hydration of the solid, mixed into a carrier liquid used for application to a contaminated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory W Peterson, Joseph P. Myers, George W Wagner, Matthew J. Shue, John P Davies, Jr., Joseph A Rossin
  • Patent number: 10246380
    Abstract: A solid waste treatment method includes the steps of: degradation and sterilization via chlorination of the solid waste, stabilization of the solid waste and regeneration of biomass to reduce or eliminate solid waste. The solid waste treatment method may be utilized in agricultural, industrial or municipal settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: B.A.M.2 Waste Water Consulting, Ptr.
    Inventors: Buford H. D. Summers, III, Sidney Lattimore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10131840
    Abstract: A method for preparing an iron silicon sulfur multi-element composite biochar soil heavy metal conditioner, including: adding silicate to agricultural wastes and roasting with air isolated to enable silicate to enter structural pores of biochar; enabling iron-containing slats to gather on kaolinite with a given proportion; enabling sulfate to gather on bentonite with a given proportion; mixing the above three materials evenly according to a given proportion; and adding diatomite and starch to the mixture, and pelleting to prepare the iron silicon sulfur multi-element composite biochar soil heavy metal conditioner. The conditioner can be widely applied in soil heavy metal pollution abatement of rice fields, and it is able to synchronously passivate composite pollutants in acid or alkaline soils to reduce the amount of pollutants absorbed by and accumulated in rice, thereby achieving safe utilization of polluted farmland.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG INSTITUTE OF ECO-ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chuanping Liu, Fangbai Li, Xiangqin Wang
  • Patent number: 9956524
    Abstract: A vacuum pump with abatement function is used for evacuating a chamber of a manufacturing apparatus. The vacuum pump with abatement function includes a vacuum pump having a discharge port to which one or more abatement parts for treating an exhaust gas discharged from the vacuum pump to make the exhaust gas harmless are attached. The one or more abatement parts are selected, depending on the amount and kind of the exhaust gas discharged from the vacuum pump, from plural kinds of abatement parts which have different treatment types of exhaust gas and/or different treatment amounts of exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiharu Nakazawa, Tetsuro Sugiura, Kohtaro Kawamura, Toyoji Shinohara, Takashi Kyotani, Keiichi Ishikawa, Seiji Kashiwagi, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Hideo Arai
  • Patent number: 9878301
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a method of remediation of an organic contaminant through the formation of a treatment zone defined by an introduction of biochar slurry that concentrates the contaminate in the treatment zone. In one embodiment, the biochar slurry catalyzes the oxidation and/or reduction of the contaminate in the treatment zone. The present application may be applied to in situ or ex situ contaminant remediation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ORIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Kinsman, Adam Mohs
  • Patent number: 9796934
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing viscosity in the crude oil and the empowerment of its dehydration process pass crude oil over a core that ionizes-polarizes the crude oil with an electrostatic charge. The metal bar core made of an alloy which includes, a weight of, 40-70% copper, 10-32% nickel, 15-40% zinc, 2-20% tin, and 0.05-10% silver. The metal bar core comprises a plurality of grooves, which allows crude oil to be agitated as it comes in contact with the core, activating an electrostatic charge. The electrostatic charge of the core creates a magnetic catalytic reaction that causes: (1) a molecular separation in the molecular chains within crude oil thereby lowering the viscosity and (2) stretches and twists caused by the molecular ionization-polarization of crude oil, causes that this release accordingly congenital or added water that is trapped in it, resulting in a potentiation of the dehydration of crude oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Luis Gomez
  • Patent number: 9630888
    Abstract: A sanitary waste treatment method includes the steps of: adding water to sanitary waste to form a slurry characterized by a first biochemical oxygen demand, aerating the slurry, chlorinating the slurry to produce a sterilized slurry, dechlorinating the sterilized slurry to produce a dechlorinated slurry and inoculating the dechlorinated slurry with aerobic bacteria, wherein the aerobic bacteria digest solid waste in the slurry. The sanitary waste treatment method may be utilized in agricultural or municipal settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: B.A.M.2 Waste Water Consulting, Ptr.
    Inventors: Sidney Lattimore, Jr., Buford Harold Denton Summers, III
  • Patent number: 9561530
    Abstract: A method of in situ remediation of an organic contaminant through the formation of a subsurface treatment zone defined by a injection biochar slurry that concentrates the organic contaminate and catalyzes the formation of free radical of an oxidizing agent. An in situ organic contaminant remediation composition including biochar particles and a persulfate oxidizing agent is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ORIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Kinsman, Adam Mohs
  • Patent number: 9352975
    Abstract: In an ultrafine ZnO particle dispersion, ultrafine ZnO particles are dispersed and float in a hydrophobic solvent while being surrounded by a surfactant composed of a primary surfactants such as polyoxyethylene nonylphenyl ether, and a secondary surfactant such as 1-octanol. The ultrafine ZnO particles have an average particle diameter D50 of 10 nm or less and a ratio of the standard deviation ? to the average particle diameter D50, ?/D50, of 0.2 or less. The average particle diameter D50 of the ultrafine ZnO particles can be controlled by changing the side chain length of the hydrophilic group of the primary surfactant. A ZnO thin film produced by using this dispersion solution has a ratio of a maximum emission intensity in a visible region to a maximum emission intensity in a ultraviolet region, P1/P2, of 0.2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Inoguchi
  • Patent number: 9272936
    Abstract: A process for treating waste includes reacting an organic feedstock in a reactor. The organic feedstock is part of a reaction mixture that includes a first oxidizing acid (e.g., sulfuric acid) and nitric acid. The weight ratio of solids in the organic feedstock to the total of the first oxidizing acid and the nitric acid is at least 0.2. The weight ratio of solids in the organic feedstock to the first oxidizing acid is at least 0.3. The weight ratio of solids in the organic feedstock to the nitric acid is at least 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Earth Renewal Group, LLC
    Inventors: George G. Foster, Frederick P. Kesler, Malcolm Draper, Shannon Comp
  • Patent number: 9272932
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for breaking down toxic organic compounds contained in wastewaters and/or waste gases, in which the wastewaters and/or waste gases loaded with toxic organic compounds are first passed into an aqueous basic alkali/alkaline earth solution/suspension bath for destabilization of the toxic organic compounds and then the solution/suspension bath containing the destabilized toxic organic compounds is fed in ascending fashion into a capillary mass arranged above the bath, consisting of a mixture of pulps and peat mixed with bentonite, zeolite and/or lime with a particle size <200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: COMMERZIALBANK MATTERSBURG IM BURGENLAND AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Franz Josef Philipp
  • Patent number: 9103820
    Abstract: A screening method directed towards; (1) specifying a receptor binding site by introduction of mutation, and (2) specifying a binding site-specific peptide motif on the basis of an amino acid selection ratio by contrast between a peptide motif bound to a wild-type subunit and a peptide motif bound to a mutant functionally deficient in the binding site according to a peptide library method. A peptide which inhibits a toxin whose receptor binding portion has a subunit structure is screened. Accordingly, an STX2 inhibitor in which an STX2 inhibiting peptide is incorporated in a molecular nuclear structure portion having three molecules of lysine (Lys) peptide-linked thereto and which is easy to synthesize and can inhibit verotoxin is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9035121
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for disposal of used home medication which comprises an outer container being sealable and disposable containing an inner water-soluble packet/bag of gelling agent and coloring agent for stabilizing the used medication wherein the outer container comprises a foil-type container having a double sealing mechanism including a first zip lock sealing portion and a second self-sticking sealing portion to insure that the contents are safely sealed prior to disposal in a conventional home solid waste disposal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Scott S. Goodsell, Robert P. Goodsell
  • Patent number: 9029623
    Abstract: A treatment process of persistent organic pollutants contained in particles is provided. Said process includes reacting persistent organic pollutant in particles under hydrothermal conditions in the presence of Fe2+ and Fe3+. Several beneficial effects can be achieved, including 1) no other additive is needed during the reaction process; 2) Fe2+ and Fe3+ are safe, cheap and extensive sources; 3) because Fe2+ and Fe3+ are dissolved, they can fully disperse into particles, and fully contact can be achieved, thus obtaining a decomposition rate no less than 70% of the persistent organic pollutants is under subcritical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Tonji University
    Inventors: Dezhen Chen, Yuyan Hu, Pengfei Zhang, Lijie Yin
  • Patent number: 8993828
    Abstract: Method of stabilizing radium present in radium-containing effluent, in which the effluent and a metal chloride are mixed, then the previously obtained mixture is reacted with a sulfate ion to obtain effluent containing stabilized radium. The chloride can be a barium, strontium or lead chloride. The sulfate ion can be supplied by the addition of sulfuric acid, sulfuric anhydride, soluable sulfate or soluble sulfate salt. The method applies in particular to the treatment of solid radium-containing effluents or effluents containing substances in suspension coming from chemistry or metallurgy of zirconium or treatment of uranium-containing minerals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Areva NP
    Inventor: Denis Vayr
  • Patent number: 8921091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the degradation of pollutants in water and/or soil. More specific, the present invention relates to a method for the on-site decontamination or re-mediation of water and/or soil which are contaminated with organic compounds. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for forming a barrier against the spreading of a contamination with pollutants within the water and/or soil, especially within groundwater (aquifer). Further, the invention relates to means for use in these methods, and to the production of such means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Gesundheit und Unwelt GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Meckenstock, Julian Bosch
  • Patent number: 8920825
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Stedfast, Inc., U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Chemical Technology Team
    Inventors: Hamid Benaddi, Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140338395
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide methods and systems for generating a CO2 product stream. A method described includes generating a liquid acid gas stream including H2S and CO2. The liquid acid gas stream is flashed to form a first vapor stream and a bottom stream. The bottom stream is fractionated to form a second vapor stream and a liquid acid waste stream. The first vapor stream and the second vapor stream are combined to form a combined vapor stream. The combined vapor stream is treated in an absorption column to remove excess H2S, forming the CO2 product stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Russell H. Oelfke, Tor Vestad
  • Patent number: 8876967
    Abstract: A method for treating cement kiln dust is provided. The method includes the steps of receiving cement kiln dust (CKD) from a kiln; heating the collected CKD; forming a gas stream of vaporized metal and CKD by sufficient heating to separate at least one heavy metal from the collected CKD stream to create a cleaned CKD stream and a metal stream; providing a water soluble alkaline-earth metal polysulfide; combining the heavy metal stream with the water soluble alkaline-earth metal sulfide to create a combined stream; and removing at least a portion of one heavy metal from the combined stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mercutek LLC
    Inventors: Peter D'Amico, Christopher Poling, Thomas Lesniak
  • Patent number: 8858671
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new method for treating domestic waste and the like by the combination of two compositions, one containing lime and the other containing urea, to the combinations, to the products obtained by the method and to uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Michel Mazon
  • Publication number: 20140296608
    Abstract: Devices for use in the disposal of pharmaceutical compositions are provided. Aspects of the devices include: a support having a surface; an activated carbon layer present on the surface; and an adhesive for stably associating a pharmaceutical composition with the activated carbon layer upon application of the pharmaceutical composition to the activated carbon layer. Also provided are methods of using the devices and kits containing the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: William V. Fowler, Carter R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8834602
    Abstract: A process for treating particulate material containing heavy metal generated during a manufacturing process is disclosed. The process includes providing particulate material containing heavy metal within an enclosed area and mixing an additive of calcium silicate forming material with the particulate material in the enclosed area to create an additive-particulate material. The additive-particulate material can be passed into a waste collection device located downstream of the enclosed area. The calcium silicate forming material can be provided as particles with a particle size of minus 50 to plus 325 mesh. An additional aspect of the invention is an additive for use in such a process for treating metallic oxide impregnated dust, which has a particle size of plus 325 mesh and consists essentially of calcium silicate forming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: CBL Industrial Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Redmond R. Clark, James A. Lively, Christopher D. Scott
  • Patent number: 8790583
    Abstract: Devices for use in the disposal of pharmaceutical compositions are provided. Aspects of the devices include: a support having a surface; an activated carbon layer present on the surface; and an adhesive for stably associating a pharmaceutical composition with the activated carbon layer upon application of the pharmaceutical composition to the activated carbon layer. Also provided are methods of using the devices and kits containing the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc.
    Inventors: William Fowler, Carter Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140187842
    Abstract: Device for the neutralization and disposal of unused human or animal pharmaceutical medicament. The device comprises a disposal device material that contains one or more disposal device agents. The disposal device material may also contain additional components to promote mixing, or neutralization of the active agent of the medicament. The disposal device material can be in the form of pellets, beads, beadlets, granules, or the like, and can be incorporated into a disposal device reservoir. The disposal device can be dispensed with a medicament, and the device can be used when the patient has finished using the medicament and there is material left over for disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: QRxPharma Ltd.
    Inventors: John W. Holaday, Edward M. Rudnic, Beth A. Burnside, Marcus Schestopol, Donald Treacy, Michael Vachon, Sean Higgins, Gary W. Pace
  • Patent number: 8754284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of deactivating an explosive composition in order to render the composition safe. The present invention also relates to a cartridge that contains an explosive composition and that is adapted to achieve deactivation of the explosive composition in the event that it is not detonated as intended during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Orica Explosives Technology Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Richard Goodridge, Deane Tunaley, Steve Kotsonis, Les Armstrong, Brad Beikoff, Thomas Smylie
  • Publication number: 20140150828
    Abstract: Method for cleaning metals and organic solvents adsorbed to tissues. Soiled tissues are placed into a container or specially designed collection and cleaning container. An aqueous reagent formulation solution, not to exceed 15% of reagent in water on mass-mass basis is prepared. The required concentration of reagent as a function of the type and level of contamination of the tissues and the contaminants of concern to be cleaned is determined. The reagent solution of desired concentration to the soiled tissues in the container is then added. The dissolved reagent and soiled tissues are mechanically mixed to create intimate contact at ambient or above ambient temperatures. The container is sealed allowing the cleaning to occur for a period of time. Testing for metals and organics solvents are performed to confirm that the metals are stabilized/immobilized and the volatile organics are degraded. The tissues are then dried for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Valentine Asongu Nzengung
  • Patent number: 8741223
    Abstract: A method for gas phase application of chlorine dioxide within an enclosed volume that includes the steps of: climatizing the enclosed volume to achieve a relative humidity (RH) in the range of about 5% to about 56%; generating chlorine dioxide gas; and introducing the chlorine dioxide gas under specified conditions of chlorine dioxide gas concentration and contact time, the specified conditions being effective to eliminate contaminants within the closed volume, and further to mitigate corrosion within the enclosed volume during the gas phase application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sabre Intellectual Property Holdings LLC
    Inventors: John Y. Mason, Peter Williams, Maggie Trabeau
  • Patent number: 8722958
    Abstract: Provided is a method of decomposing plastic and organic waste by using titanium oxide granules which are easily separated from metals and inorganic substances, have a highly efficient decomposing capability, and have a characteristic of fine powder formation resistance during pyrolysis. More specifically, the method of decomposing plastic and organic waste by using titanium oxide granules which are easily separated from metals and inorganic substances, have a highly efficient decomposing capability, and have a characteristic of fine powder formation resistance during pyrolysis has been established by optimizing the characteristics of titanium oxide granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Kusatsu Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Itsushi Kashimoto
  • Patent number: 8722956
    Abstract: Methods and kits for decomposing organophosphorus compounds in non-aqueous media at ambient conditions are described. Insecticides, pesticides, and chemical warfare agents can be quickly decomposed to non-toxic products. The method comprises combining the organophosphorus compound with a non-aqueous solution, preferably an alcohol, comprising metal ions and at least a trace amount of alkoxide ions. In a first preferred embodiment, the metal ion is a lanthanum ion. In a second preferred embodiment, the metal ion is a transition metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: R. Stanley Brown, Alexei A. Neverov, Josephine S. W. Tsang
  • Publication number: 20140128657
    Abstract: A method of processing a material, the method including infiltrating a first disintegration fluid into a material at a first pressure, the first disintegration fluid including at least one supercritical noble gas, the first pressure being higher than a critical pressure of the first disintegration fluid, and disintegrating the material into particles by depressurizing the material from the first pressure to a second pressure, the second pressure being lower than the critical pressure of the first disintegration fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William B. CARLSON, Gregory D. PHELAN
  • Patent number: 8704032
    Abstract: To provide a treatment agent for asbestos, which has a less influence on human body, the construction and the surrounding environment and can render the asbestos harmless evenly up to the inside of the bulky covering materials, which cover the wall, or the slate materials, and a treatment method of the asbestos using the same. A treatment agent for asbestos, which contains phosphoric acid of 0.5 through 3.0% by weight, hydrogen peroxide of 1 through 20% by weight, alcohol of 0.5 through 20% by weight and pure water and a treatment method of the asbestos using the same are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Santec Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Taguchi, Teruhiko Kusano, Hiroaki Harano
  • Patent number: 8642058
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Chemical Technology Team, Stedfast Inc.
    Inventors: Hamid Benaddi, Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
  • Patent number: 8618347
    Abstract: A method of deactivating an explosive composition provided in an explosive cartridge, which method comprises exposing the explosive composition to a deactivating agent that renders the explosive composition insensitive to detonation, wherein the deactivating agent is a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Orica Explosives Technology Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Smylie, Richard John Goodridge, Deane Tunaley, Steven Kotsonis, Les Armstrong, Brad Beikoff
  • Patent number: 8579544
    Abstract: A method for the combined chemical oxidation/assisted bioremediation of contaminated materials, comprising contacting a contaminated material with at least one metal chelate and at least one peroxide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SOLVAY (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Noel Boulos, Alastair McNeillie, Jason Muessig
  • Patent number: 8580880
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for stabilizing liquid mercury using sulfur polymer cement, via mercury sulfide. The method for stabilizing liquid mercury by the production of sulfur polymer cement comprises (a) transformation of the liquid mercury into mercury sulfide (metacinnabar) by a chemical reaction, under stoichiometric conditions, between mercury and elemental sulfur; and (b) production of sulfur polymer cement by incorporating the mercury sulfide produced in the previous step into a stable mixture consisting of aggregates, elemental sulfur and sulfur polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Felix Antonio Lopez Gomez, Aurora Lopez Delgado, Francisco Jose Alguacil Priego, Manuel Alonso Gamez
  • Patent number: 8569565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for recycling SPL from primary aluminum production, comprising the steps of grinding the separated fractions or cuts, separating materials by means of mechanical treatment, mixing salt slags with SPL, dissolving in water the product obtained in the previous step, carrying out a chemical reaction between water and the materials to be made inert, sedimenting, removing cyanides, filtering to obtain a soluble fraction and another insoluble fraction, washing the insoluble fraction, crystallizing salts of the soluble fraction and aging or conditioning the insoluble fraction. The present invention further relates to the product obtained by means of said process and the use thereof in different fields of the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Befesa Aluminio, S.L.
    Inventors: Carlos Ruiz De Veye, Ignacio Alfaro Abreu
  • Patent number: 8563797
    Abstract: A method for safely disposing of medicines includes converting the medicines into a partially solid mass that may be incinerated. The medicines may be treated with a bittering agent capable of denaturing the stored medicines and with a coloring agent capable of providing a characteristic color to the denatured medicines. The medicines may also be treated with a thickening agent that is capable of converting the denatured medicines into a partially solid disposable mass, prior to incinerating the medicines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Faustino Gonzalez