CAER PATENTS

The process of developing and commercializing intellectual property involves several steps, moving from an invention disclosure, to the establishment of proprietary rights through patents, copyrights or trade secrets, to a license to an industry to use or practice the know-how or technology. Perhaps because of the applied nature of the Center's research or its historic ties to the coal and petrochemical industries, the CAER is among the most aggressive units at UK in patent submissions. Beyond this, finding a potential licensee and demonstrating the efficacy of a particular innovation necessarily requires fairly wide ranging technical discussions with the product development groups of client-industries. Quite often, samples and materials are exchanged for subsequent testing, prototyping and cost engineering. Even after licensing, the industry will often require close collaboration in the early stages of technology development and scale-up.



PATENT NUMBER AUTHORS TITLE DATE ISSUED
US 7,445,671 Sunkara, M. K.; Sharma, S.; Davis, B.H.; Graham, U.M. Formation of metal oxide nanowire networks (nanowebs) of low-melting metals Nov. 4, 2008
US 7,328,805 Price, C.E.; Barnwell, W.L.; Groppo, J.G. Method and system for beneficiating gasification slag Feb. 12, 2008
US 7,282,072 Taulbee, D.M. Synthetic Fuel and Methods for Producing Synthetic Fuel Oct. 16, 2007
US 7,160,531 Jacques, D.; Andrews, R. Process for the continuous production of aligned carbon nanotubes Jan. 9, 2007
US 7,086,535 Stencel, J.M.; Gurupira, T.Z. Particle separation/purification system, diffuser and related methods Aug. 8, 2006
US 6,908,572 Derbyshire, Frank; Andrews, Rodney; Safadi, Bouchra Mixing and Dispersion of Nanotubes by Gas or Vapor Expansion June 21, 2005
US 6,872,403 Pienkowski, D.; Andrews, R. Polymethylmethacrylate augmented with carbon nanotubes March 29, 2005
US 6,852,224 Jagtoyen, M.; Derbyshire, F.J.; Derbyshire, R.A.A.; Tremblay, M.E.; Fishter, S.G.; Collias, D.I. Carbon fiber filters Feb. 8, 2005
US 6,787,577 Davis, B.H.; Miller, S.J. Process for the production of highly branched Fischer-Tropsch products and potassium promoted iron catalyst Sept. 7, 2004
US 6,762,209 Neathery, J.K.; Davis, B.H. Bubble column apparatus for separating wax from catalyst slurry July 13, 2004
US 6,702,875 Jagtoyen, M.; Derbyshire, R.A.A.; Derbyshire, F.J. Carbon fiber filters for air filtration Mar. 9, 2004
US 6,602,922 Davis; Burtron H.; Miller; Stephen J. Process for producing C19 minus Fischer-Tropsch products having high olefinicity August 5, 2003
US 6,599,961 Pienkowski, D.; Andrews, R. Polymethymethacrylate augmented with carbon nanotubes July 29, 2003
US 6,581,375 Jagtoyen, M.; Kimber, G.M. Apparatus and method for the recovery and purification of water from the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines June 24, 2003
US 6,533,848 Robl, T.; Groppo, J. Technology and Methodology for the Production of High Quality Polymer Filler and Super-Pozzolan from Fly Ash Mar. 18, 2003
US 6,498,313 Stencel, J.; Schaefer, J.; Neathery, J.; Ban, H.; Finseth, D. Electrostatic Particle Separation System Apparatus, and Related Method Dec. 24, 2002
US 6,323,451 Stencel, J.M.; Schaefer, J.L.; Neathery, J.K.; Ban, H.; Finseth, D. Particle separation system using parallel multistage electrostatic separators Nov. 27, 2001
US 6,258,300 Burchell; Timothy D.; Weaver; Charles E.; Chilcoat; Bill R.; Derbyshire; Frank; Jagtoyen; Marit Activated carbon fiber composite material and method of making July 10, 2001
US 6,057,262 Derbyshire, F.J.; Jagtoyen, M. Activated carbon and process for making same May 2, 2000
US 6,030,698 Burchell, T.D.; Weaver, C.E.; Chilcoat, B.R.; Derbyshire, F.J.; Jagtoyen, M. Activated carbon fiber composite material and method of making Feb. 29, 2000
US 5,972,253 Kimber, G.M. Preparation of monolithic carbon fiber composite material Oct. 26, 1999
US 5,944,875 Stencel, J.; Schaefer, J.; Ban, H.; Neathery, J.; Li, T- x Triboelectrostatic separation with mixing chamber and pre-separator Aug. 31, 1999
US 5,938,041 Stencel, J.M.; Ban, H.; Neathery, J.K.; Schaefer, J.L. Apparatus and method for triboelectrostatic separation Aug. 17, 1999
US 5,817,230 Groppo, J.G.; Robl, T.L.; McCormick, C.J. Method for improving the pozzolanic character of fly ash Oct. 6, 1998
US 5,755,333 Stencel, J.M.; Schaefer, J.L.; Ban, H.; Finseth, D. Method and apparatus for triboelectrostatic centrifugal separation May 26, 1998
US 5,721,186 Farcasiu; Malvina; Derbyshire; Frank; Kaufman; Phillip B.; Jagtoyen; Marit Method for producing catalysis from coal Feb. 24, 1998
US 5,702,612 Wang; Xiang-Huai Method and apparatus for flotation separation Dec. 30, 1997
US 5,456,363 Groppo, J.G., Jr.; Brooks, S.M. Method of removing carbon from fly ash Oct. 10, 1995
US 5,248,413 Stencel, J.M.; Derbyshire, F.J. Process for removing sulfur and producing enhanced quality and environmentally acceptable products for energy production from coal Sept. 28, 1993
US 5,228,399 Neathery, J. In-bed staged fluidized bed combustion apparatus and method July 20, 1993,
US 5,116,487 Parekh, B.K.; Groppo, J.G., Jr. Froth flotation method for recovery of ultra-fine constituent May 26, 1992
US 4,514,281 Baumert; Kenneth L.; Sagues; Alberto A.; Davis; Burtron H.; Schweighardt; Frank K. Corrosion inhibition for distillation apparatus April 30, 1985
US 4,511,460 Baumert; Kenneth L.; Sagues; Alberto A.; Davis; Burtron H. Minimizing corrosion in coal liquid distillation April 16, 1985
US 4,511,453 Baumert; Kenneth L.; Sagues; Alberto A.; Davis; Burtron H. Corrosion inhibition when distilling coal liquids by adding cresols or phenols April 16, 1985