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9028749 Apparatus and method for decontaminating and sterilizing chemical and biological agent  
Disclosed are apparatus and method for decontaminating and sterilizing chemical and biological agents, which can efficiently decontaminate and sterilize high precision electronic devices,...
9028689 Electric arc for aqueous fluid treatment  
An aqueous fluid treatment method and system is provided which preferably uses a 3 step electro-chemical oxidation process to remove organic contaminates from water. A high surface area...
9005406 Systems and methods for interior energy-activation from an exterior source  
A method and a system for producing a change in a medium. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy to the medium....
8999173 Aqueous treatment apparatus utilizing precursor materials and ultrasonics to generate customized oxidation-reduction-reactant chemistry environments in electrochemical cells and/or similar devices  
An electrochlorination and electrochemical system for the on-site generation and treatment of municipal water supplies and other reservoirs of water, by using a custom mixed oxidant and mixed...
8992738 Method for conversion of carbon dioxide to methane using visible and near infra-red light  
The invention relates to a method for converting carbon dioxide to methane. The method comprises exposing carbon dioxide adsorbed on a nanoporous silicate matrix to light in the presence of a...
8986516 Optical release of hydrogen from functionalized fullerenes as storage materials  
A method to release hydrogen from a material comprising hydrogen fixed fullerenes involves irradiating the hydrogen fixed fullerenes with electromagnetic radiation of sufficient intensity to...
8986511 Visible light photoreduction of CO2 using heterostructured catalysts  
The method provides for use of sensitized photocatalyst for the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 under visible light illumination. The photosensitized catalyst is comprised of a wide band gap...
8986510 Method of decomposing target and decomposition apparatus  
It is intended to provide a method whereby a target to be analyzed can be easily decomposed in a micro region and a decomposition apparatus. In the decomposition method of decomposing the target...
RE45415 Flow-through oxygenator  
An oxygen emitter which is an electrolytic cell is disclosed. When the anode and cathode are separated by a critical distance, very small microbubbles and nanobubbles of oxygen are generated. The...
8969058 Method for releasing genetic material from solid phase  
The present invention relates to systems for releasing genetic materials from a solid medium. The present invention also relates to methods for releasing genetic materials from a solid medium. The...
8967384 Sorting mined material  
A method of sorting mined material, such as mined ore, is disclosed. The method comprises exposing particles of mined material to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation and heating particles...
8945352 Processing biomass  
Methods are provided for changing a molecular structure of a biomass feedstock. The methods include a screw extrusion process.
8946489 Processing biomass  
Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems can use feedstock materials, such as...
8940229 Device for irradiating surfaces  
In various embodiments, a device for irradiating surfaces is provided. The device may include a radiation emitter having a radiation emitter vessel, wherein the radiation emitter vessel has at...
8932435 Hydrocarbon resource processing device including radio frequency applicator and related methods  
A hydrocarbon resource processing device may include a radio frequency (RF) source and an RF applicator coupled to the RF source. The RF applicator may include a base member being electrically...
8920633 Method and system for oxidatively increasing cetane number of hydrocarbon fuel  
High energy (e.g., ultrasonic) mixing of a liquid hydrocarbon feedstock and reactants comprised of an oxidation source, catalyst and acid yields a diesel fuel product or additive having...
8906237 Water treatment and reuse system  
System and methods are disclosed for filtering wastewater. In one embodiment, a water filtering system comprises a first filtering stage and a second filtering stage. The first filtering stage...
8888995 Method for the sublimation or pyrolysis of hydrocarbons using RF energy to break covalent bonds  
High power RF energy supplied to a reaction chamber at a resonant frequency is used to break the covalent bonds of a hydrocarbon material without heat. An RF signal generator may be used to supply...
8864871 Method for manufacturing copper nanoparticles using microwaves  
The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing copper nanoparticles, in particular, to a method for manufacturing copper nanoparticles, wherein the method includes preparing a mixture...
8852520 Plasma reactor for abating hazardous materials and driving method thereof  
The present invention provides a plasma reactor for abating hazardous materials generated in a low-pressure process during a process of manufacturing a display or a semiconductor. A plasma reactor...
8852430 Water treatment device  
A water treatment device includes a control module communicating with a feed line; an energy pipe communicating with the control module; a light wave pipe assembly communicating with the energy...
8852290 Biocompatible implants and methods of making and attaching the same  
The invention provides a biocompatible silicone implant that can be securely affixed to living tissue through interaction with integral membrane proteins (integrins). A silicone article containing...
8840835 Method and apparatus for sterilization and pasteurization  
A method for sterilization and pasteurization includes providing an apparatus including a shock generation section; a sterilization section; and a membrane provided there between; placing media...
8840772 Solar fuel cell  
The present teachings are directed to a method of converting water and a carbon-containing compound, such as CO2, into a hydrocarbon through a process of absorbing sunlight on a light-absorbing...
8834810 Method and apparatus for programmable fluidic processing  
A method and apparatus for microfluidic processing by programmably manipulating a packet. A material is introduced onto a reaction surface and compartmentalized to form a packet. A position of the...
8834684 Method and apparatus for excitation of resonances in molecules  
A method is described to excite molecules at their natural resonance frequencies with sufficient energy to break or form chemical bonds using electromagnetic radiation in the radio frequency (RF)...
8834805 Ultraviolet photoreactor for the purification of fluids  
In order to disinfect and to detoxify a fluid, a photoreactor contains at least two light sources. One light source activates the catalytic function of a semiconductor material in the fluid to...
8795599 Arrangement for sterilising objects by electron bombardment  
A facility (1) for sterilizing objects by electron bombardment includes a first conveyor and a second conveyor which are used for transporting objects and placed on either side of a treatment...
8790598 Reaction cuvette for automatic analyzer and method of surface treatment for reaction cuvette  
The present invention provides reaction cells capable of maintaining stable analytical performance by preventing bubble adhesion and reducing sample carryover even if the amount of sample liquid...
8784628 E-coating method for archery bow components  
An archery bow is provided including an archery component such as a cable guard and/or cable guide that includes an e-coat film to minimize wear abrasion on a cable, bowstring or other element. A...
8771480 Processing biomass and petroleum containing materials  
Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems can use feedstock materials, such as...
8771503 Process and system for recovering oil from tar sands using microwave energy  
A process for recovering an oil from a tar sand, including the steps of drying the tar sand to produce a dried tar sand, mixing the dried tar sand with a microwave absorbent to produce a mixed...
8771481 Hydrocarbon resource processing apparatus including a load resonance tracking circuit and related methods  
A device for processing a hydrocarbon resource may include a hydrocarbon processing container configured to receive the hydrocarbon resource therein and having a pair of opposing ends with an...
8758696 Device for electromagnetic radiation treatment of a reactive medium  
The device for electromagnetic radiation treatment of a reactive medium includes an electromagnetic radiation generator, a reactor containing the reactive medium, and a device for transmitting the...
8753579 Photoreactor  
The photoreactor comprises a tube bundle (10) made up of numerous capillary tubes (11) through which a reaction medium flows. The tubes (11) are transparent. Solar radiation or artificial...
8753603 Microwave-assisted synthesis of carbon nanotubes from tannin, lignin, and derivatives  
A method of synthesizing carbon nanotubes. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of: (a) dissolving a first amount of a first transition-metal salt and a second amount of a second...
8747962 Method and device for the internal plasma treatment of hollow bodies  
The invention relates to a method for the plasma treatment of workpieces, particularly workpieces in the form of hollow bodies, in which a treatment zone in a reactor chamber is at least partially...
8747624 Processing biomass containing materials  
Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems can use feedstock materials, such as...
8721844 Dental composite curing system, apparatus, and method  
Dental curing systems, apparatuses, and methods may include a light source, a perforated plate, and a dental composite. The perforated plate may be positioned between the light source and the...
8716537 Processing biomass  
Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems can use feedstock materials, such as...
8714360 Tissue processing device with ultrasonic tissue particle separator  
A device is operable to separate tissue particles. The device comprises a reservoir and an ultrasonic transducer. The reservoir is configured to receive tissue particles in a fluid. The ultrasonic...
8673259 Apparatus and method for substrate and gas heating during chemical vapor deposition nanotube synthesis  
Apparatus and methods are described for separate heating of substrate, catalyst and feedstock/transport gases for the controllable CVD synthesis of various carbon nanotubes and nanostructures, and...
8658046 Apparatus and method for treating aqueous solutions and contaminants therein  
The present disclosure is generally directed to devices and methods of treating aqueous solutions to help remove or otherwise reduce levels, concentrations or amounts of one or more contaminants....
8653148 Microwave process and apparatus for breaking emulsions  
A oil and water emulsion breaking system having a reactor including an inner vessel connected to an inlet and an outlet of the reactor and allowing microwaves to pass therethrough, a packed bed of...
8652409 Photoelectrocatalytic fluid analyte sensors including reference electrodes  
Fluid analyte sensors include a photoelectrocatalytic element that is configured to be exposed to the fluid, if present, and to respond to photoelectrocatalysis of at least one analyte in the...
8636891 Coated article and method for manufacturing same  
A coated article includes a substrate, and a coating deposited on the substrate by magnetron sputtering. The coating includes micropores, and each micropore is sealed by a sealing element.
8632678 Filter apparatus and method of removing organic waste  
A filtration apparatus including an annular filter surrounding a waste treatment chamber, a first turbine drawing liquid up within the chamber and a second turbine driving liquid outwardly through...
8603303 Nanopore based device for cutting long DNA molecules into fragments  
Apparatus, system, and method are provided for cutting a linear charged polymer inside a nanopore. A first voltage is applied to create an electric field in a first direction. A second voltage is...
8603302 Photocatalytic material, method of decomposing organic substance, interior member, air cleaning device, and device for producing oxidizing agent  
A divalent copper salt and/or trivalent iron salt is supported on a surface of a metal ion-doped titanium oxide obtained by doping titanium oxide with metal ions to give a metal ion-doped titanium...
8597513 Microbial fuel cell treatment of fuel process wastewater  
The present invention is directed to a method for cleansing fuel processing effluent containing carbonaceous compounds and inorganic salts, the method comprising contacting the fuel processing...