Chemical Synthesis (e.g., Chemical Bonding Or Breaking, Etc.) Patents (Class 977/896)
  • Publication number: 20150148870
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for preparing noble metal nanoparticles, comprising the following steps: a) preparing an Olea Europaea fruit extract; b) preparing an Acacia Nilotica extract; c) mixing the Olea Europaea fruit extract and the Acacia Nilotica extract for preparing a mixed extract; d) providing an aqueous solution containing a noble metal compound dissolved therein; e) mixing the mixed extract obtained in step c) and the aqueous solution of step d) to form noble metal nanoparticles; noble metal nanoparticles obtained thereby and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Awatif Ahmed HENDI, Manal A. AWAD, Nada E. EISA, Khaled M. ORTASHI
  • Patent number: 9040013
    Abstract: A method of preparing functionalized graphene, comprises treating graphene with an alkali metal in the presence of an electron transfer agent and coordinating solvent, and adding a functionalizing compound. The method further includes quenching unreacted alkali metal by addition of a protic medium, and isolating the functionalized graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Anil K. Sadana
  • Publication number: 20150139894
    Abstract: The following invention relates to a novel and efficient nanoparticles synthesis reactor and process production. More particularly, the present invention is applied to the synthesis of nanostructured tin dioxide. The benefits provided by the invention can be seen in various gaseous reactions where occurs the formation of solid and gaseous phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Diego Manuel Ferreira Lusquinos Fontanez, Francisco José Moura
  • Patent number: 9034206
    Abstract: Disclosed is a halogen silicate luminescent material having a chemical structural formula of (N1?a?bEuaMnb)10Si6O21Cl2 with xM nanoparticles, and the preparation method thereof, where M is at least one of Ag, Au, Pt and Pd, N is an alkaline earth metal and specifically at least one of Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba, 0<x?1×10?2, 0 M<a?0.3, and 0<b<0.3. The above halogen silicate luminescent material having the core-shell structure utilizes the surface plasmon resonance generated by the surface of metal nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ocean's King Lighting Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Jun Liu, Wenbo Ma
  • Patent number: 9034978
    Abstract: Methods for the synthesis of metal quantum clusters within the framework of a porous gel matrix are described. For example, Ag25(glutathione)18 quantum clusters are synthesized in a cross-linked polyacrylamide gel matrix. The methods can be performed on large-scale and yields monodispersed metal quantum clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Inventors: Pradeep Thalappil, Udayabhaskararao Thumu
  • Patent number: 9023469
    Abstract: Basic zinc cyanurate fine particles are produced by subjecting a mixed slurry to wet dispersion using a dispersion medium at a temperature in the range of 5 to 55° C., the mixed slurry being formed by blending water, cyanuric acid, and at least one component selected from zinc oxide and basic zinc carbonate such that the cyanuric acid concentration is 0.1 to 10.0 mass % with respect to water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Oota, Masaki Oiwamoto, Takeshi Suwa
  • Patent number: 9011710
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for synthesizing nanocomposite materials including ferromagnetic nanoparticles with polymer shells formed by controlled surface polymerization. The polymer shells prevent the nanoparticles from forming agglomerates and preserve the size dispersion of the nanoparticles. The nanocomposite particles can be further networked in suitable polymer hosts to tune mechanical, optical, and thermal properties of the final composite polymer system. An exemplary method includes forming a polymer shell on a nanoparticle surface by adding molecules of at least one monomer and optionally of at least one tethering agent to the nanoparticles, and then exposing to electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength selected to induce bonding between the nanoparticle and the molecules, to form a polymer shell bonded to the particle and optionally to a polymer host matrix. The nanocomposite materials can be used in various magneto-optic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Palash Gangopadhyay, Alejandra Lopez-Santiago, Robert A. Norwood
  • Patent number: 9005814
    Abstract: Highly dispersed lithium titanate crystal structures having a thickness of few atomic layers level and the two-dimensional surface in a plate form are supported on carbon nanofiber (CNF). The lithium titanate crystal structure precursors and CNF that supports these are prepared by a mechanochemical reaction that applies sheer stress and centrifugal force to a reactant in a rotating reactor. The mass ratio between the lithium titanate crystal structure and carbon nanofiber is preferably between 75:25 and 85:15. The carbon nanofiber preferably has an external diameter of 10-30 nm and an external specific surface area of 150-350 cm2/g. This composite is mixed with a binder and then molded to obtain an electrode, and this electrode is employed for an electrochemical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Naoi, Wako Naoi, Shuichi Ishimoto, Kenji Tamamitsu
  • Publication number: 20150099117
    Abstract: Methods for producing nanoparticles of metal alloys and the nanoparticles so produced are provided. The methods include addition of surfactant and cationic metal to a novel reagent complex between zero-valent metal and a hydride. The nanoparticles of zero-valent metal alloys produced by the method include ˜7 nm zero-valent manganese-bismuth useful in fabricating a less expensive permanent magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Rowe, Daniel Jeffrey Herrera
  • Patent number: 8999206
    Abstract: Metal nanoparticles having improved migration resistance are provided. The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing composite nanoparticles including obtaining composite nanoparticles containing at least silver and copper in a single particle by heat treating a mixture containing an organic silver compound and an organic copper compound at a temperature of 150° C. or more in a non-oxidative atmosphere in the presence of a tertiary amine compound represented by the general formula R1R2R3N (wherein R1 through R3 are optionally substituted alkyl groups or aryl groups that may be the same or different, R1 through R3 may be linked in a ring, and the number of carbon atoms in each of R1 through R3 is 5 through 18 and may be the same or different).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute, Daiken Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masami Nakamoto, Mari Yamamoto, Yukiyasu Kashiwagi, Yukio Yoshida, Hiroshi Kakiuchi, Shinsuke Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8992881
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure describes processes for preparing functionalized graphene nanoribbons from carbon nanotubes. In general, the processes include exposing a plurality of carbon nanotubes to an alkali metal source in the absence of a solvent and thereafter adding an electrophile to form functionalized graphene nanoribbons. Exposing the carbon nanotubes to an alkali metal source in the absence of a solvent, generally while being heated, results in opening of the carbon nanotubes substantially parallel to their longitudinal axis, which may occur in a spiralwise manner in an embodiment. The graphene nanoribbons of the present disclosure are functionalized on at least their edges and are substantially defect free. As a result, the functionalized graphene nanoribbons described herein display a very high electrical conductivity that is comparable to that of mechanically exfoliated graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: James M. Tour, Dmitry Kosynkin
  • Patent number: 8993057
    Abstract: Silica-dysprosium oxide core-shell nanoparticles and a method for preparing the silica-dysprosium oxide core-shell nanoparticles are disclosed. Initially, ethyl silicate, n-butanol, ethylenediamine, and distilled water are mixed in the presence of ultrasonic radiation to prepare silica nanoparticles. Then, the silica nanoparticles are isolated. Next, the isolated silica nanoparticles, an acid, n-butanol, and dysprosium oxide are mixed in the presence of ultrasonic radiation to prepare silica-dysprosium oxide core-shell nanoparticles. Finally, the silica-dysprosium oxide core-shell nanoparticles are isolated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Masoud Salavati-Niasari, Fatemeh Davar, Morteza Enhessari, Mohammad Javad Esfahani
  • Publication number: 20150083970
    Abstract: A quantum dot-resin nanocomposite including a nanoparticle including a curable resin and a plurality of quantum dots contacting the nanoparticle. Also, a method of preparing the nanocomposite, and a molded article including the nanocomposite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Haeng Deog KOH, Hyun A KANG, Eun Joo JANG, Na Youn Won
  • Patent number: 8986422
    Abstract: A method for producing nickel nanoparticles is described, including a first step of heating a mixture of a nickel carboxylate with 1-12 carbon atoms in its moiety excluding —COOH and a primary amine to obtain a complexed reaction solution with a nickel complex foiiiied therein, and a second step of heating the complexed reaction solution by a microwave to obtain a Ni-nanoparticle slurry. In the first step, the heating is preferably conducted at a temperature of 105-175° C. for 15 minutes or longer. In the second step, the heating is preferably conducted at a temperature of 180° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Nippon Steel & Sumikin Chemical Co., Ltd., Osaka University, Iwatani Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Yamada, Shuji Inoue, Hiderou Nomoto, Tomohisa Yamauchi, Yuji Wada, Yasunori Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 8980099
    Abstract: A water treatment composition capable of effectively adsorbing pollutants from water is described. The composition includes magnetic extractants, which comprise magnetite nanoparticles containing functional groups. The composition is used to remove from water and aqueous streams oils and other contaminants. A process for removing contaminants from water and apparatus used in the process are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sulaiman M. Alfadul, Abdulrahman I. Alabdula'aly, Mujahid A. Khan
  • Publication number: 20150068980
    Abstract: The nanocomposite for removing selenium from water is multi-walled carbon nanotubes impregnated with iron. The nanocomposite is made by dissolving iron nitrate in ethanol, adding the carbon nanotubes, heating the mixture to evaporate the ethanol, and calcining the resulting nanocomposite. The carbon nanotubes preferably have a length and a diameter between 10 nm and 30 nm, and the iron is homogenously distributed in the nanotubes as nanoparticles of 1-2 nm diameter. The nanocomposite adsorbs selenium from aqueous solution. The pH of the aqueous solution may be adjusted to between 1 and 4, adsorption being most efficient at a pH of 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: OMER YAHYA BAKATHER, MUATAZ ALI ATIEH
  • Publication number: 20150053897
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing nanoparticles of antimonides of metal element(s) in the form of a colloidal solution, using antimony trihydride (SbH3) as a source of antimony.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Axel Maurice, Bérangère Hyot, Peter Reiss
  • Publication number: 20150051375
    Abstract: A bonding method is provided for gold nanoparticles (GNPs). GNPs are bonded with diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA). GNPs have high bio-compatibility and high surface area. Hence, the present invention uses GNPs as carriers for diagnosing and treating cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Chun-Chia Cheng, Shiau-Shiun Guan
  • Patent number: 8956440
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for preparing cetyltrimethylammonium bromide-capped gold nanoparticles through the use of hydroquinone as a reducing agent. Such methods generally comprise the steps of: (1) providing a seed solution comprising a gold nanoparticle; (2) providing an aqueous growth solution comprising: (i) cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, (ii) hydrogen tetrachloroaurate, and (iii) hydroquinone; and (3) adding a quantity of the seed solution to the aqueous growth solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Leonid Vigderman, Eugene R. Zubarev
  • Patent number: 8956439
    Abstract: Nanowire preparation methods, compositions, and articles are disclosed. Such methods, which reduce metal ions to metal nanowires in the presence of zero-valent metal atoms, are capable of producing long, narrow, nanowires useful for electronics and optical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Whitcomb
  • Patent number: 8951330
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing silver nanoparticles by employing ethanolamine. The method of this invention can be easily operated and no organic solvent is required. Ethanolamine first reacts with copolymers of poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride) (abbreviated as SMA) to generate polymeric polymers. The polymeric polymers then reduce silver ions to silver atoms which are dispersed in the form of silver nanoparticles. Functional groups of the polymeric polymers can chelate with silver ions and be stably compatible with water or organic solvents, whereby the silver nanoparticles can be stably dispersed without aggregation and the produced silver nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Jiang-Jen Lin, Wei-Cheng Tsai, Chao-Po Hsu, Wei-Li Lin, Yueh-Hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 8951414
    Abstract: A water treatment composition capable of effectively adsorbing pollutants from water is described. The composition includes magnetic extractants, which comprise magnetite nanoparticles containing functional groups. The composition is used to remove from water and aqueous streams oils and other contaminants. A process for removing contaminants from water and apparatus used in the process are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sulaiman M. Alfadul, Abdulrahman I. Alabdula'aly, Mujahid A. Khan
  • Patent number: 8945381
    Abstract: A water treatment composition capable of effectively adsorbing pollutants from water is described. The composition includes magnetic extractants, which comprise magnetite nanoparticles containing functional groups. The composition is used to remove from water and aqueous streams oils and other contaminants. A process for removing contaminants from water and apparatus used in the process are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sulaiman M. Alfadul, Abdulrahman I. Alabdula'aly, Mujahid A. Khan
  • Patent number: 8940240
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for manufacturing composite nanoparticles. The apparatus comprises: a first precursor supply unit vaporizing a first precursor and supplying it to a reaction unit; a second precursor supply unit vaporizing a second precursor and supplying it to the reaction unit; the reaction unit producing composite nanoparticles by reacting the vaporized first precursor with the vaporized second precursor; an oxygen supply line supplying an oxygen source to the reaction unit; and a collection unit collecting the composite nanoparticles produced by the reaction unit. Since gas phase synthesis occurs in different stages using the U-shaped reaction chamber, aggregation is prevented and composite nanoparticles of uniform size and high specific surface area can be produced easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jong Soo Jurng, Eun Seuk Park, Sung Min Chin, Min Su Kim
  • Publication number: 20150014586
    Abstract: Quantum dots and methods of making quantum dots are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: QD VISION, INC.
    Inventors: WENHAO LIU, CRAIG BREEN
  • Patent number: 8932487
    Abstract: Disclosed is a strontium cerate luminescent material having a chemical formula of Sr2CeO4:xM and comprising the luminescent material Sr2CeO4 and metal nanoparticle M, and the preparation method thereof, where M is at least one of Ag, Au, Pt and Pd, and x is a molar ratio of M to the luminescent material Sr2CeO4 and 0<x?1×10?2. The strontium cerate luminescent material of the present invention, through doping the luminescent material with metal particles, improves luminous intensity of the luminescent material by making use of the surface plasmon resonance generated by surface of the metal particles; besides, the doped metal ion can improve electrical conductivity of the luminescent material, and guarantee that the luminescent material has higher brightness in field emission devices or LEDs. The preparation method of the present invention has the advantages of simple operation, no pollution, easy control, low requirements for equipment, and being favorable to industrialized production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ocean King Lighting Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Jun Liu, Wenbo Ma
  • Patent number: 8927453
    Abstract: The present invention provides molybdenum and tungsten nanostructures, for example, nanosheets and nanoparticles, and methods of making and using same, including using such nanostructures as catlysts for hydrogen evolution reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Sasaki Kotaro, Wei-Fu Chen, James T. Muckerman, Radoslav R. Adzic
  • Patent number: 8912525
    Abstract: A process comprises combining a Ce (IV) salt with a carbon material comprising CNT or graphene wherein the Ce (IV) salt is selected from a Ce (IV) ammonium salt of a nitrogen oxide acid and is dissolved in a solvent comprising water. The process is conducted under conditions to substantially oxidize the carbon material to produce an oxidized material that is substantially non-conducting. After the oxidation, the Ce (IV) is substantially removed from the oxidized material. This produces a product made by the process. An article of manufacture comprises the product on a substrate. The oxidized material can be formed as a pattern on the substrate. In another embodiment the substrate comprises an electronic device with the oxidized material patterning non-conductive areas separate from conductive areas of the non-oxidized carbon material, where the conductive areas are operatively associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Afzali-Ardakani, Bhupesh Chandra, George S. Tulevski
  • Publication number: 20140356271
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and materials for influencing proliferation of stem cells. Specifically exemplified herein are compositions comprising cerium oxide nanoparticles which can be used to stimulate proliferation of stem cells under common culture conditions, or which can be utilized to improve therapeutic outcomes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudipta Seal, Ajay Karakoti
  • Patent number: 8900474
    Abstract: A superparamagnetic nanoparticle is comprised of superparamagnetic nanocrystals less than 20 nm in size, and molecules having containing 3 to 5 carboxyl groups, wherein the molecules bond to surfaces of the superparamagnetic nanocrystals. A method for producing superparamagnetic nanoparticles includes preparing an alkaline solution with pH 10 to 14, producing a mixture in which molecules containing 3 to 5 carboxyl groups, a divalent transition metal and ferric precursors are dissolved, and adding the mixture into the alkaline solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kyoungja Woo, Seokheon Lee, Wooyoung Park, Youngbeom Yu
  • Patent number: 8901080
    Abstract: This invention discloses a new conjugate compound that comprises at least one HA oligomer derivatized through one thiolated linker, whereby it binds to at least one metal nanoparticle, such as, for example, a gold nanoparticle. Moreover, it discloses methods of obtaining it, as well as the use thereof in a cosmetic treatment, and cosmetic compositions that contain them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Endor Nanotechnologies, S.L.
    Inventors: Marc Ramis Castelltort, Isaac Ojea Jimenez, Joaquin Querol Sastre
  • Publication number: 20140335356
    Abstract: Problem. Provided are a method for synthesizing spherical porous titanium oxide nanoparticles, which is easy to operate, does not take a long time for synthesis, and can easily adjust the particle diameter and the pore diameter of the spherical porous titanium oxide nanoparticles in accordance with the application thereof; spherical porous titanium oxide nanoparticles produced by the synthesizing method; and a gene gun carrier consisting of the spherical porous titanium oxide nanoparticles. Solution. A method for synthesizing spherical porous titanium oxide nanoparticles, includes: a step of reacting titanium isopropoxide and carboxylic acid in supercritical fluid, wherein the supercritical fluid is supercritical methanol, and the carboxylic acid is formic acid, acetic acid, benzoic acid, o-phthalic acid, fumaric acid, or maleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kochi University of Technology
    Inventors: Kazuya Kobiro, Pengyu Wang, Takeshi Ohama
  • Patent number: 8883903
    Abstract: Preparation of semiconductor nanocrystals and their dispersions in solvents and other media is described. The nanocrystals described herein have small (1-10 nm) particle size with minimal aggregation and can be synthesized with high yield. The capping agents on the as-synthesized nanocrystals as well as nanocrystals which have undergone cap exchange reactions result in the formation of stable suspensions in polar and nonpolar solvents which may then result in the formation of high quality nanocomposite films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Pixelligent Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zehra Serpil Gonen Williams, Yijun Wang, Robert J. Wiacek, Xia Bai, Linfeng Gou, Selina I. Thomas, Wei Xu, Jun Xu, Rakesh Patel
  • Patent number: 8882879
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for preparing nano silver particles comprising mixing polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and silver nitrate (AgNO3) in a solvent to form a reactive solution, heating the reactive solution to a temperature less than the boiling point of the solvent for the formation reaction of nano silver particles, adding an accelerating agent into the reactive solution during the formation reaction of the nano silver particles, and terminating the formation reaction when the size of the nano silver particles formed in the reaction solution reaches about 50 nm to 120 nm in diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BenQ Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Tsung-Ju Hsu, An-Ting Kuo
  • Patent number: 8876937
    Abstract: Methods of producing nanowires and resulting nanowires are described. In one implementation, a method of producing nanowires includes energizing (i) a metal-containing reagent; (ii) a templating agent; (iii) a reducing agent; and (iv) a seed-promoting agent (SPA) in a reaction medium and under conditions of a first temperature for at least a portion of a first duration, followed by a second temperature for at least a portion of a second duration, and the second temperature is different from the first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Innova Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng Peng, Arjun Srinivas, Tom Credelle, Andrew Loxley, Gayatri Keskar
  • Patent number: 8870998
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing metal nanoparticles, wherein metal ions are reduced by means of at least one reducing agent in the presence of at least one polymer stabilizer and are converted into metal nanoparticles. The invention further relates to metal nanoparticles obtained in this way and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: BYK-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Nolte, Michael Berkei, Thomas Sawilowski
  • Publication number: 20140315023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a segmented graphene nanoribbon, comprising at least two different graphene segments covalently linked to each other, each graphene segment having a monodisperse segment width, wherein the segment width of at least one of said graphene segments is 4 nm or less and to a method for preparing it by polymerizing at least one polycyclic aromatic monomer compound and/or at least one oligo phenylene aromatic hydrocarbon monomer compound to form at least one polymer and by at least partially cyclodehydrogenating the one or more polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: BASF SE, EMPA MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Roman Fasel, Pascal Ruffieux, Klaus Muellen, Stephan Blankenburg, Jinming Cai, Xinliang Feng, Carlo Pignedoli, Daniele Passerone
  • Patent number: 8865116
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for preparing hematite iron oxide having various nanostructures, including: preparing a mixture solution by adding iron chloride and caffeine to a solvent and magnetically stirring; and performing hydrothermal synthesis, wherein the solvent is selected from water, ethanol, propanol and methanol. In accordance with the present disclosure, hematite iron oxide (?-Fe2O3) superstructures of various shapes, including grape, cube, dumbbell and microsphere shapes, can be synthesized in different solvents using caffeine. The shapes can be controlled variously via a simple one-step synthesis route without using a growth-inducing agent and without separation based on size. The prepared hematite iron oxide exhibits high coercivity at room temperature owing to its fine crystal structures and anisotropic shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Jong-Sung Yu, Nitin Kaduba Chaudhari, Hyoung Chan Kim, Chul Sung Kim, Jeunghee Park
  • Patent number: 8858821
    Abstract: A water treatment composition capable of effectively adsorbing pollutants from water is described. The composition includes magnetic extractants, which comprise magnetite nanoparticles containing functional groups. The composition is used to remove from water and aqueous streams oils and other contaminants. A process for removing contaminants from water and apparatus used in the process are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sulaiman M. Alfadul, Abdulrahman I. Alabdula'aly, Mujahid A. Khan
  • Patent number: 8858707
    Abstract: A method for making silicon nanorods is provided. In accordance with the method, Au nanocrystals are reacted with a silane in a liquid medium to form nanorods, wherein each of said nanorods has an average diameter within the range of about 1.2 nm to about 10 nm and has a length within the range of about 1 nm to about 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Andrew T. Heitsch, Colin M. Hessel, Brian A. Korgel
  • Publication number: 20140302664
    Abstract: Preparation of semiconductor nanocrystals and their dispersions in solvents and other media is described. The nanocrystals described herein have small (1-10 nm) particle size with minimal aggregation and can be synthesized with high yield. The capping agents on the as-synthesized nanocrystals as well as nanocrystals which have undergone cap exchange reactions result in the formation of stable suspensions in polar and nonpolar solvents which may then result in the formation of high quality nanocomposite films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: PIXELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zehra Serpil GONEN WILLIAMS, Yijun Wang, Robert J. Wiaceck, Xia Bai, Linfeng Gou, Selina I. Thomas, Wei Xu, Jun Xu, Rakesh Patel
  • Patent number: 8852316
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of silver nano particles comprising dissolving a surfactant in ethanol to obtain a first solution; dissolving a silver precursor in water to obtain a second solution; adding the second solution to the first solution to obtain a third solution; dissolving a reducing agent in water to obtain a reducing agent solution and adding the reducing agent solution to the third solution to obtain silver nano particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: TATA Chemicals Limited
    Inventors: Murali Sastry, Madakasira Narasimhachary Shashikala, Sumant Phadtare
  • Publication number: 20140295649
    Abstract: Preparation of semiconductor nanocrystals and their dispersions in solvents and other media is described. The nanocrystals described herein have small (1-10 nm) particle size with minimal aggregation and can be synthesized with high yield. The capping agents on the as-synthesized nanocrystals as well as nanocrystals which have undergone cap exchange reactions result in the formation of stable suspensions in polar and nonpolar solvents which may then result in the formation of high quality nanocomposite films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: PIXELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Zehra Serpil GONEN WILLIAMS, Yijun Wang, Robert J. Wiacek, Xia Bai, Linfeng Gou, Selina I. Thomas, Wei Xu, Jun Xu, Rakesh Patel
  • Patent number: 8841352
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a method for producing compound semiconductor particles in which monodisperse compound semiconductor particles can be prepared according to the intended object, clogging with products does not occur due to self-dischargeability, a large pressure is not necessary, and productivity is high. In producing compound semiconductor particles by separating and precipitating, in a fluid, semiconductor raw materials, the fluid is formed into a thin film fluid between two processing surfaces arranged so as to be able to approach to and separate from each other, at least one of which rotates relative to the other, and the semiconductor raw materials are separated and precipitated in the thin film fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: M Technique Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Enomura
  • Publication number: 20140251086
    Abstract: Methods of producing nanowires and resulting nanowires are described. In one implementation, a method of producing nanowires includes energizing (i) a metal-containing reagent; (ii) a templating agent; (iii) a reducing agent; and (iv) a seed-promoting agent (SPA) in a reaction medium and under conditions of a first temperature for at least a portion of a first duration, followed by a second temperature for at least a portion of a second duration, and the second temperature is different from the first temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Sheng Peng, Arjun Srinivas, Tom Credelle, Andrew Loxley, Gayatri Keskar
  • Publication number: 20140255293
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for synthesizing nanoparticles are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Barath Palanisamy, Brian K. Paul, Ravindranadh Tagore Eluri
  • Publication number: 20140246811
    Abstract: The disclosure related to a method for making a nanowire structure. First, a free-standing carbon nanotube structure is suspended. Second, a metal layer is coated on a surface of the carbon nanotube structure. The metal layer is oxidized to grow metal oxide nanowires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: JIA-PING WANG, KAI-LI JIANG, QUN-QING LI, SHOU-SHAN FAN
  • Publication number: 20140238480
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for electrodes, devices including electrodes, methods of making electrodes, and the like. In an embodiment, the electrode includes MoS2, in particular, MoS2 nanostructures (e.g., MoS2 nano-petals). Embodiments of the present disclosure can be used in lithium ion batteries, quantum dot sensitized solar cells, dye sensitized solar cells, thin film photovoltaics, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Janet Macdonald, Shane Thomas Finn
  • Patent number: 8815267
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hybrid powder of halloysite nanotubes and light-scattering nanoparticles, a method for preparing the same, and a UV-screening cosmetic composition containing the same as an active ingredient. The hybrid powder of halloysite nanotubes and light-scattering nanoparticles according to the present invention, in which the light-scattering nanoparticles are loaded into the halloysite nanotubes, can prevent the light-scattering nanoparticles from penetrating the skin, which minimizes side effects, and has excellent UV-screening effect. Thus, the hybrid powder of halloysite nanotubes and light-scattering nanoparticles according to the present invention can be effectively used as a UV-screening cosmetic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Yong Jae Suh, Myung Eun Ju, Dae Sup Kil, Sung Wook Cho
  • Patent number: 8814979
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to novel methods for the solution-based production of silver nanowires by adaptation of the polyol process. Some embodiments of the present invention can be practiced at lower temperature and/or at higher concentration than previously described methods. In some embodiments reactants are added in solid form rather than in solution. In some embodiments, an acid compound is added to the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Seashell Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Yuliang Wang