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Patents & Applications (93)
Patent Title Patent Number Grant Date
Injectable sacrificial material systems and methods to contain molten corium in nuclear accidents 11,309,096 04/19/2022
Fluid-powered linear motor with rotary pistons and motion rectifier and synthetic diamond bearing assemblies 11,306,749 04/19/2022
Injection withdrawal tracer tests to assess proppant placement 11,294,349 04/05/2022
Modular anti-rotation drilling systems and methods 11,131,167 09/28/2021
Degradation of chemical agents using metal-organic framework compositions 11,077,327 08/03/2021
Ball transfer mechanism with polycrystalline diamond bearing support 10,968,700 04/06/2021
Control systems and methods to enable autonomous drilling 10,900,343 01/26/2021
Control valve arrangement of a fuel injector 10,801,456 10/13/2020
Fluid-powered linear motor with rotary pistons and motion rectifier 10,767,670 09/08/2020
Functionalized surfaces for the destruction of pathogens and organics 10,640,395 05/05/2020
Battery cell with safety layer 10,637,011 04/28/2020
Battery cell with safety layer 10,608,236 03/31/2020
Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant 10,538,695 01/21/2020
Multi-resonant feedback control of a single degree-of-freedom wave energy converter 10,423,126 09/24/2019
Variable rate compliance modules, assemblies and tools for suppression of drilling vibrations 10,407,998 09/10/2019
Fluid driven drilling motor 10,385,616 08/20/2019
Deployable centralizers 10,344,542 07/09/2019
Arc plasma-generating systems and methods thereof 10,261,120 04/16/2019
Functionalized surfaces for the destruction of pathogens and organics 10,155,674 12/18/2018
Modular fluid powered linear piston motors with harmonic coupling 10,100,850 10/16/2018
Method for enhancing hydrocarbon recovery from tight formations 10,066,471 09/04/2018
Nanostructured metal amides and nitrides for hydrogen storage 10,000,377 06/19/2018
Systems and methods for locating and imaging proppant in an induced fracture 9,927,549 03/27/2018
Ruggedized downhole tool for real-time measurements and uses thereof 9,863,243 01/09/2018
Method for carbon dioxide sequestration 9,834,381 12/05/2017
Financial methods for waterflooding injectate design 9,727,928 08/08/2017
Electrofracturing test system and method of determining material characteristics of electrofractured material samples 9,719,908 08/01/2017
Use of MgO doped with a divalent or trivalent metal cation for removing arsenic from water 9,663,389 05/30/2017
Deployable centralizers 9,580,976 02/28/2017
Method for the capture and storage of waste 9,552,897 01/24/2017
Waterflooding injectate design systems and methods 9,518,449 12/13/2016
Self-assembling segmented coiled tubing 9,453,376 09/27/2016
Fluid powered linear piston motor with harmonic coupling 9,447,798 09/20/2016
Apatite sequestration of technetium 9,443,627 09/13/2016
Apatite sequestration of technetium 9,443,627 09/13/2016
Apatite sequestration of selenium 9,440,217 09/13/2016
Densified waste form and method for forming 9,343,192 05/17/2016
Advanced fire-resistant forms of activated carbon and methods of adsorbing and separating gases using same 9,315,730 04/19/2016
Asphaltene based photovoltaic devices 9,293,266 03/22/2016
Systems and methods for locating and imaging proppant in an induced fracture 9,250,351 02/02/2016
Methods of capturing and immobilizing radioactive nuclei with metal fluorite-based inorganic materials 9,180,428 11/10/2015
System and method for the capture and storage of waste 9,162,914 10/20/2015
Method for carbon dioxide sequestration 9,139,364 09/22/2015
pH adjustment of power plant cooling water with flue gas/fly ash 9,140,145 09/22/2015
Densified waste form and method for forming 9,117,560 08/25/2015
Methods of capturing and immobilizing radioactive nuclei with metal fluorite-based inorganic materials 9,000,250 04/07/2015
Detection of gas leakage 8,955,370 02/17/2015
Advanced fire-resistant forms of activated carbon and methods of adsorbing and separating gases using same 8,945,277 02/03/2015
Waterflooding injectate design systems and methods 8,812,271 08/19/2014
Method of making nanostructured glass-ceramic waste forms 8,772,566 07/08/2014
Process and apparatus for separation of components of a gas stream 8,753,439 06/17/2014
Asphaltene based photovoltaic devices 8,748,740 06/10/2014
Reduced weight decontamination formulation for neutralization of chemical and biological warfare agents 8,741,174 06/03/2014
Inherently safe in situ uranium recovery 8,708,422 04/29/2014
Methods of recovering alkali metals 8,663,361 03/04/2014
Long range heliostat target using array of normal incidence pyranometers to evaluate a beam of solar radiation 8,664,577 03/04/2014
Capillary interconnect device 8,585,986 11/19/2013
Process and apparatus for separation of components of a gas stream 8,585,801 11/19/2013
Process and apparatus for separation of components of a gas stream 8,535,424 09/17/2013
Mobile lighting apparatus 8,439,534 05/14/2013
Moving bed reactor for solar thermochemical fuel production 8,420,032 04/16/2013
Asphaltene based photovoltaic devices 8,389,853 03/05/2013
Energy efficiency management system and method 8,340,832 12/25/2012
Method of making nanostructured glass-ceramic waste forms 8,334,421 12/18/2012
Airfoil-shaped micro-mixers for reducing fouling on membrane surfaces 8,292,492 10/23/2012
Detection of gas leakage 8,201,438 06/19/2012
Reduced-impact sliding pressure control valve for pneumatic hammer drill 8,176,995 05/15/2012
Optimized alumina coagulants for water treatment 8,119,011 02/21/2012
Sliding pressure control valve for pneumatic hammer drill 8,006,776 08/30/2011
Integrated boiler, superheater, and decomposer for sulfuric acid decomposition 7,645,437 01/12/2010
Reactor for removing ammonia 7,618,600 11/17/2009
In-tank recirculating arsenic treatment system 7,514,004 04/07/2009
Strippable containment and decontamination coating composition and method of use 7,514,493 04/07/2009
Method for absorbing hydrogen using an oxidation resisant organic hydrogen getter 7,485,277 02/03/2009
Oxidation resistant organic hydrogen getters 7,422,701 09/09/2008
Cask weeping mitigation 7,271,310 09/18/2007
Method of manufacturing a heat pipe wick with structural enhancement 7,124,507 10/24/2006
Proton exchange membrane materials for the advancement of direct methanol fuel-cell technology 7,022,810 04/04/2006
Methods for characterizing subsurface volatile contaminants using in-situ sensors 7,003,405 02/21/2006
Non-invasive energy meter for fixed and variable flow systems 6,960,017 11/01/2005
Axially tapered and bilayer microchannels for evaporative coolling devices 6,951,243 10/04/2005
Method and apparatus for injecting particulate media into the ground 6,834,720 12/28/2004
Zirconium-modified materials for selective adsorption and removal of aqueous arsenic 6,824,690 11/30/2004
Reducing injection loss in drill strings 6,791,470 09/14/2004
Latent effects decision analysis 6,782,372 08/24/2004
Aternating current photovoltaic building block 6,750,391 06/15/2004
Self regulating formulations for safe hydrogen gettering 6,706,247 03/16/2004
Oscillatory erosion and transport flume with superimposed unidirectional flow 6,679,105 01/20/2004
Thermophotovoltaic energy conversion using photonic bandgap selective emitters 6,583,350 06/24/2003
Apparatus for controlling fluid flow in a conduit wall 6,561,275 05/13/2003
Batteries using molten salt electrolyte 6,544,691 04/08/2003
THIOPHOSPHORYLATING A SATURATED HYDROCARBON GROUP 3,855,105 12/17/1974
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