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  • 7,011,760: Carbon Nanotube-Containing Structures, Methods of Making, and Processes Using Same (Incorp.12744-E,12647-E, and E-1811)
    Issue Date: 03/14/2006
    Chris Aardahl, Ya-Huei Chin, Yufei Gao, Terri Stewart, and Yong Wang
  • 7,008,969: Carbon Nanotube-Containing Catalysts, Methods of Making, and Reactions Catalyzed over Nanotube Catalysts
    Issue Date: 03/07/2006
    Ya-Huei Chin, Yufei Gao, and Yong Wang
  • 6,994,829: Fluid Processing Device and Method
    Issue Date: 02/07/2006
    James Davis, and Greg Whyatt.
  • 6,992,209: Methods of Forming Alpha, Beta-Unsaturated Acids and Esters (Incorporates 13545-B)
    Issue Date: 01/31/2006
    John Holladay, Michael Lilga
  • 6,984,363: A Chemical Reactor For Gas Phase Reactant Catalytic Reactions
    Issue Date: 01/10/2006
    Gary Roberts, Yong Wang, and Robert Wegeng
  • 6,982,328: Methods of Producing Compounds from Plant Material
    Issue Date: 01/03/2006
    Eric Alderson, James Franz, John Frye, Gary Neuenschwander, Rick Orth, Andrew Schmidt, Todd Werpy, and Alan Zacher
  • 6,982,287: Catalyst Structure And Method Of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
    Issue Date: 01/03/2006
    Eddie Baker, Yufei Gao, and Yong Wang
  • 6,974,496: Apparatus for Thermal Swing Adsorption and Thermally-Enhanced Pressure Swing Adsorption
    Issue Date: 12/13/2005
    Monte Drost, Dean Matson, Scot Rassat, Victoria Stenkamp, Ward TeGrotenhuis, Vish Viswanathan, and Robert Wegeng
  • 6,969,506: Integrated Reactors, Methods of Making Same, and Methods of Conducting Simultaneous Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions (Incorporates 13006-B PROV and is a CIP of B-1479 CIP and B-1479) Was B-1479 CIP 2)
    Issue Date: 11/29/2005
    Gary Roberts
  • 6,962,679: Processes and Apparatuses for Treating Halogen-Containing Gases (Incorporates 13003-B)
    Issue Date: 11/08/2005
    Chris Aardahl, Gary Josephson, Delbert Lessor, Kenneth Rappe, and Amit Sharma
  • 6,958,310: A Catalyst and Method of Steam Reforming (DIV of B-1482 CIP)
    Issue Date: 10/25/2005
    Yong Wang.
  • 6,900,361: Process for Lactose Conversion to Polyols
    Issue Date: 05/31/2005
    Douglas Elliott
  • 6,875,247: Improved Conditions for Fluid Separations in Microchannels, Capillary-Driven Fluid Separations, and Laminated Devices Capable of Separating Fluids (incorp. 13291-E)
    Issue Date: 04/05/2005
    Victoria Stenkamp, and Ward TeGrotenhuis
  • 6,869,462: Methods of Contacting Substances and Microsystem Contactors
    Issue Date: 03/22/2005
    Scot Rassat, Victoria Stenkamp, and Ward TeGrotenhuis.
  • 6,841,085: Hydrogenolysis of 6-carbon sugars and Other Organic Compounds
    Issue Date: 1/11/2005
    Todd A. Werpy, John G. Frye, Jr., Alan H. Zacher, and Dennis J. Miller
  • 6,831,274: Method and Apparatus for Multispray Emitter for Mass Spectrometry: Issue Date: 12/14/2004
    Yuehe Lin, and Richard Smith
  • 6,824,689: Carbon Nanotube-Containing Structures, Methods of Making, and Processes Using Same (Incorp.12744-E,12647-E, and E-1811)
    Issue Date: 11/30/2004
    Chris Aardahl, Ya-Huei Chin, Yufei Gao, Terri Stewart, and Yong Wang
  • 6,824,592: Apparatus for Hydrogen Separation/Purification Using Rapidly Cycled Thermal Swing Sorption
    Issue Date: 11/30/2004
    Yong Wang
  • 6,815,392: Catalyst of a Metal Heteropoly Acid Salt That Is Insoluble in a Polar Solvent on a Non-Metallic Porous Support and Method of Making
    Issue Date: 11/9/2004
    Charles Peden and Yong Wang
  • 6,814,781: Methods for Separation/Purification Utilizing Rapidly Cycled Thermal Swing Sorption
    Issue Date: 11/9/2004
    Anna Lee Y. Tonkovich, Bruce F. Monzyk, Yong Wang, David P. VanderWiel, Steven T. Perry, Sean P Fitzgerald, Wayne W. Simmons, Jeffrey S. McDaniel, Albert E. Weller, Jr
  • 6,780,475: Electrostatic Deposition of Particles Generated from Rapid Expansion of Supercritical Fluid Solutions (Ress)
    Issue Date: 6/29/2004
    John Fulton and George Deverman.
  • 6,762,149: Catalyst, Method of Making, and Reactions Using the Catalyst
    Issue Date: 7/13/2004
    Yufei Gao, Yong Wang, and Robert Wegeng
  • 6,756,084: Electrostatic Deposition of Particles Generated from Rapid Expansion of Supercritical Fluid Solutions (Ress)
    Issue Date: 6/29/2004
    John Fulton and George Deverman.
  • 6,750,258: Catalyst Structure and Method of Fischer-Tropsch Sythesis* (DIV of 12198-E C1 which is a CIP of B-1484)
    Issue Date: 6/15/2004
    Eddie Baker, Yufei Gao, and Yong Wang
  • 6,746,515: Method and Apparatus for Thermal Swing Adsorption and Thermally-Enhanced Pressure Swing Adsorption
    Issue Date: 4/29/2002
    Monte Drost, Scot Rassat, Ward TeGrotenhuis, Vish Viswanathan, and Robert Wegeng.
  • 6,734,137: Catalyst and Method of Steam Reforming
    Issue Date: 5/11/2004
    Yong Wang, Annalee Tonkovich, and David VanderWiel
  • 6,713,519: Carbon Nanotube-containing Catalysts, Methods of Making, and Reactions Catalyzed Over Nanotube Catalysts
    Issue Date: 3/30/2004
    Yong Wang, Ya-Huei Chin, and Yufei Gao
  • 6,706,893: Methods of Making Pyrrolidones
    Issue Date: 3/16/2004
    John Frye, Yong Wang, Todd Werpy, and Alan Zacher.
  • 6,677,385: Hydrogenolysis of 5-Carbon Sugars, Sugar Alcohols, and Compositions for Reactions Involving Hydrogen
    Issue Date: 1/13/2004
    Todd Werpy, John Frye, Alan Zacher, and Dennis Miller.
  • 6,670,483: Methods of Making Pyrrolidones
    Issue Date: 12/30/2003
    John Frye, Yong Wang, Todd Werpy, and Alan Zacher.
  • 6,670,300: Textured Catalysts, Methods of Making Textured Catalysts, and Methods of Catalyzing Reactions Conducted in Hydrothermal Conditions
    Issue Date: 12/30/2003
    Todd Werpy, John Frye, Jr., Yong, and Alan Zacher
  • 6,660,237: Catalyst Structure and Method of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis*
    Issue Date: 12/9/2003
    Eddie Baker, Yufei Gao, and Yong Wang.
  • 6,652,830: Catalysts, Reactors and Methods of Producing Hydrogen Via the Water-Gas Shift Reaction
    Issue Date: 11/25/2003
    Yong Wang and Annalee Tonkovich
  • 6,632,951: Methods of Making Pyrrolidones
    Issue Date: 10/14/2003
    John Frye, Yong Wang, Todd Werpy, and Alan Zacher.
  • 6,630,012: Method for Thermal Swing Adsorption and Thermally-enhanced Pressure Swing Adsorption
    Issue Date: 10/7/2003
    Robert S. Wegeng, Scot D. Rassat, Victoria S. Stenkamp, Ward E. TeGrotenhuis, Dean W. Matson, M. Kevin Drost, and Vilayanur V. Viswanathan.
  • 6,616,909: Method and Apparatus for Obtaining Enhanced Production Rate of Thermal Chemical Reactions
    Issue Date: 9/9/2003
    Annalee Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Robert Wegeng, and Yufei Gao
  • 6,607,678: Catalyst and Method of Steam Reforming
    Issue Date: 8/19/2003
    Yong Wang, Anna Lee Y. Tonkovich, and David P. Vanderwiel
  • 6,603,021: Methods of Making Pyrrolidones
    Issue Date: 8/5/2003
    Todd Werpy, John G. Frye, Jr., Yong Wang, and Alan H. Zacher
  • 6,570,043: Converting Sugars to Sugar Alcohols by Aqueous Phase Catalytic Hydrogenation
    Issue Date: 5/27/2003
    Douglas Elliott, Todd Werpy, Yong Wang,and John Frye
  • 6,558,634: Catalyst Structure and Method of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
    Issue Date: 5/6/2003
    Yong Wang, David Vanderwiel, Annalee Tonkovich, Yufei Gao, and Eddie Baker
  • 6,540,975: Method and Apparatus for Obtaining Enhanced Production Rate of Thermal Chemical Reactions
    Issue Date: 4/1/2003
    Anna Lee Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Robert Wegeng and Yufei Gao
  • 6,508,862: B1 Apparatus and Methods for Separation/Purification Utilizing Rapidly Cycled Thermal Swing Sorption
    Issue Date: 1/21/2003
    Annalee Y. Tonkovich, Bruce F. Monzyk, Yong Wang, David P. VanderWiel, Steven T. Perry, Sean P. Fitzgerald, Wayne W. Simmons, Jeffrey S. McDaniel, and Albert E. Weller, Jr
  • 6,503,298: Apparatus and Methods for Hydrogen Separation/Purification Utilizing Rapidly Cycled Thermal Swing Sorption
    Issue Date: 1/7/2003
    Bruce F. Monzyk, Anna Lee Y. Tonkovich, Yong Wang, David P. VanderWiel, Steven T. Perry, Sean P. Fitzgerald, Wayne W. Simmons, Jeffrey S. McDaniel, Albert E. Weller, Jr., and Chad M. Cucksey
  • 6,491,880: Catalyst Structure and Method of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
    Issue Date: 12/10/2002 - Yong Wang, David P. Vanderwiel, Annalee Y. Tonkovich, Yufei Gao, and Eddie G. Baker.
  • 6,488,838: Chemical Reactor and Method for Gas Phase Reactant Catalytic Reactions
    Issue Date: 12/3/2002
    Annalee Y. Tonkovich, Yong Wang, Sean P. Fitzgerald, Jennifer L. Marco, Gary L. Roberts, David P Vanderwiel, and Robert S. Wegeng
  • 6,479,428: Long Life Hydrocarbon Conversion Catalyst and Method of Making
    Issue Date: 11/12/2002
    Annalee Y. Tonkovich, Yong Wang, and Yufei Gao
  • 6,472,344: Catalyst of a Metal Heteropoly Acid Salt That Is Insoluble in a Polar Solvent on a Non-metallic Porous Support and Method of Making
    Issue Date: 10/29/2002
    Yong Wang, Charles HF Peden, and Saemin Choi
  • 6,451,864: Catalyst Structure and Method of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
    Issue Date: 9/19/2002
    Yong Wang, David P. Vanderwiel, Anna Lee Y. Tonkovich, Yufei Gao, and Eddie G. Baker
  • 6,479,713: Hydrogenolysis of 5-Carbon Sugars, Sugar Alcohols, and Other Methods and Compositions for Reactions involving Hydrogen
    Issue Date: 11/12/2002
    Todd Werpy, John Frye, Alan Zacher, and Dennis Miller
  • 6,440,895: Catalyst, Method of Making, and Reactions Using the Catalyst
    Issue Date: 08/27/2002
    Yufei Gao, Annalee Tonkovich, and Yong Wang
  • 6,395,175: Method and Apparatus for Energy Efficient Self-Areation in Chemical, Biochemical, and WastewaterTreatment Processes
    Issue Date: 5/28/2002
    Johnway Gao, and Rodney Skeen.
  • 6,355,864: Versatile rpL34 Promoter Elements and Use Thereof
    Issue Date: 03/12/2002
    Daniel Anderson, Ziyu Dai, Johnway Gao, and Brian Hooker
  • 6,352,577: Microchannel Laminated Mass Exchanger And Method Of Making
    Issue Date: 3/5/2002
    Wendy Bennett, Monte Drost, Xiangdong Feng, Jun Liu, Peter Martin, Dean Matson, Joseph Perez, Donald Stewart, and Robert Wegeng
  • 6,291,725: Catalysts and Process for Hydrogenolysis of Sugar Alcohols to Polyols
    Issue Date: 9/18/2001
    John Frye, Todd Werpy, and Alan Zacher
  • 6,284,217: Method and Catalyst Structure for Steam Reforming of a Hydrocarbon
    Issue Date: 9/4/2001
    Annalee Tonkovich, David VanderWiel, and Yong Wang
  • 6,264,726: A Method of Filtering a Target Compound from a First Solvent That Is Above Its Critical Density
    Issue Date: 7/24/2001
    Lawrence Bowman, John Fulton, Max Phelps, and Clement Yonker
  • 6,235,797: Low-Temperature Catalysts for Aqueous Phase Processing
    Issue Date: 5/22/2001
    Douglas Elliott, John Frye, Yong Wang, and Todd Werpy
  • 6,200,536: Active Microchannel Heat Exchanger (Incorp. E-1559)
    Issue Date: 3/13/2001
    Charles Call, Gary Roberts, Annalee Tonkovich, Yong Wang, and Robert Wegeng
  • 6,192,596: Active Microchannel Fluid Processing Unit and Method of Making* (incorp. E-1716) (X-Ref. E-1240C2C1, E-1494, E-1561)
    Issue Date: 2/27/2001
    Wendy Bennett, Peter Martin, Dean Matson, Gary Roberts, Donald Stewart, Annalee Tonkovich, Yong Wang, and Robert Wegeng
  • 6,152,975: Catalyst And Method for Aqueous Phase Reactions
    Issue Date: 11/28/2000
    Douglas Elliott, and Todd Hart
  • 6,129,973: Microchannel Laminated Mass Exchanger And Method Of Making (incorp E-1494 & E-1561)
    Issue Date: 10/10/2000
    Wendy Bennett, Monte Drost, Xiangdong Feng, Jun Liu, Peter Martin, Dean Matson, Joseph Perez, Donald Stewart, and Robert Wegeng
  • 6,126,723: Microcomponent Assembly for Efficient Contacting of Fluid
    Issue Date: 10/3/2000
    Charles Call, Monte Drost, Michele Friedrich, Dean Kurath, and Robert Wegeng
  • 6,011,193: Munitions Treatment By Acid Digestion
    Issue Date: 1/4/2000
    Monte Elmore, Evan Jones, Craig Myler, Martin Toomajian, and Alan Zacher
  • 6,010,554: Micro-Machined Virtual Impactor
    Issue Date: 1/4/2000
    Joseph Birmingham, Charles Call, Yin-Fong Su, and Robert Wegeng
  • 5,977,013: Catalyst and Method for Aqueous Phase Reactions*
    Issue Date: 11/2/1999
    Douglas Elliott, and Todd Hart
  • 5,883,266: Hydrogenated 5-Carbon Compound and Method of Making
    Issue Date: 3/16/1999
    Douglas Elliott, and John Frye
  • 5,863,298: Method for Sizing and Desizing Yarns With Liquid And Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Solvent
    Issue Date: 1/26/1999
    Eddie Baker, Lawrence Bowman, John Fulton, Richard Hallen, Laura Silva, and Clement Yonker.
  • 5,814,112: Nickel/Ruthenium Catalyst and Method for Aqueous Phase Reactions
    Issue Date: 9/29/1998
    Douglas Elliott, and L John Sealock
  • 5,811,062: Microcomponent Chemical Process Sheet Architecture (Inc. E-1456 and E-1457)
    Issue Date: 9/22/1998
    Joseph Birmingham, Charles Call, Monte Drost, Michele Friedrich, Dean Kurath, Carolyn Mcdonald, and Robert Wegeng
  • 5,786,505: Method And Reaction Pathway for Selectively Oxidizing Hydrocarbon Compounds
    Issue Date: 7/28/1998
    Donald Camaioni, and Michael Lilga
  • 5,708,246: Method Of Photocatalytic Conversion Of C-H Organics
    Issue Date: 1/13/1998
    Donald Camaioni, and Michael Lilga
  • 5,652,192: Catalyst Material And Method Of Making (Incorporates E-1196)
    Issue Date: 7/29/1997
    Roger Bean, Thomas Brewer, John Darab, John Fulton, John Linehan, Dean Matson, and Todd Werpy
  • 5,630,854: Method for Catalytic Destruction of Organic Materials
    Issue Date: 5/20/1997
    Eddie Baker, Douglas Elliott, and L John Sealock
  • 5,616,154: Method for the Catalytic Conversion of Organic Materials into a Product Gas
    Issue Date: 4/1/1997
    Eddie Baker, Douglas Elliott, and L John Sealock
  • 5,611,214: Microcomponent Sheet Architecture* (Includes B-1238 & E-1239)
    Issue Date: 3/18/1997
    Monte Drost, Carolyn McDonald, and Robert Wegeng
  • 5,597,851: A Method for the Addition of Vulcanized Waste Rubber to Virgin Rubber Products* (Cross Ref.E-1231)
    Issue Date: 1/28/1997
    Robert Romine, and Lesley Snowden-Swan
  • 5,585,515: Method and Reaction Pathway for Selectively Oxidizing Hydrocarbon Compounds* (Incorporates B-1093)
    Issue Date: 12/17/1996
    Donald Camaioni, and Michael Lilga
  • 5,252,473: Production of Esters of Lactic Acid, Esters of Acrylic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Acrylic Acid
    Issue Date: 10/12/1993
    David Eakin, Richard Hallen, Charles Rohrmann, and Paul Walkup.
  • 5,118,447: Thermochemical Nitrate and Nitrite Destruction (Cross Ref. B-1070)
    Issue Date: 6/2/1992
    John Cox, Richard Hallen, and Michael Lilga
  • 5,100,559: Treatment Methods for Breaking Certain Oil and Water Emulsions
    Issue Date: 3/31/1992
    Eddie Baker, Douglas Elliott, and L John Sealock
  • 5,071,754: Production of Esters of Lactic Acid, Esters Of Acrylic Acid, Lactic Acid, And Acrylic Acid (Incorps. B-1052& B-1053)
    Issue Date: 12/10/1991
    David Eakin, Richard Hallen, Charles Rohrmann, and Paul Walkup
  • 5,057,300: Bridged Transition-Metal Complexes and Uses Thereof for Hydrogen Separation, Storage, and Hydrogenation*
    Issue Date: 10/15/1991
    Richard Hallen and Michael Lilga
  • 5,019,135: Method for the Catalytic Conversion of Lignocellulosic Materials*
    Issue Date: 5/28/1991
    Douglas Elliott and L John Sealock
  • 4,971,703: Treatment Method for Emulsified Petroleum Wastes*
    Issue Date: 11/20/1990
    Eddie Baker, Douglas Elliott, and L John Sealock
  • 4,952,713: Bridged Transition-Metal Complexes and Uses Thereof for Hydrogen Separation, Storage and Hydrogenation*
    Issue Date: 8/28/1990
    Richard Hallen, and Michael Lilga
  • 4,865,625: Method of Producing Pyrolysis Gases from Carbon-Containing Materials
    Issue Date: 9/12/1989
    Lyle Mudge, Michael Brown, Wayne Wilcox, and Eddie Baker

Awards

Research and Development Magazine (R&D 100) Awards

  • 2004 - D3: Degradable by Design Deicer™
  • 2001 - MilliWave Viscometer
  • 1999 - Centrate Ammonia Recovery Process
  • 1999 - Compact Microchannel Fuel Vaporizer
  • 1999 - MicroHeater
  • 1998 - MICLEAN™/MICARE™ Solvent Cleaning Systems
  • 1998 - Self-Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous Supports (SAMMS)
  • 1997 - RubberCycle™
  • 1997 - Production of Chemicals from Biologically Derived Succinic Acid (BDSA)
  • 1996 - Catalyzed Electrochemical Oxidation (CEO)
  • 1993 - Ultrafine Powder Formation by Continuous Hydrothermal Synthesis (Rapid Thermal Decomposition of Precursors in Solutions Process)
  • 1992 - Base-Catalyzed Destruction (BCD) Process
  • 1991 - Conversion of Fermentable Carbohydrates to Acrylate Esters-Lactic Acid and Lower Alkyl Acrylates Production
  • 1991 - Petroleum Sludge Treatment Process
  • 1991 - Waste Acid Detoxification and Reclamation (WADR) System
  • 1990 - Pyroflux Glass Melting Process
  • 1989 - Thermochemical Environmental Energy System (TEES)®
  • 1988 - Hydrogen Gas Recovery
  • 1988 - Sludge-to-Oil Reactor System (STORS)

Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer

  • 2003 - Engine Exhaust Aftertreatment System Based on Non-Thermal Plasma-Assisted Catalysis
  • 2001 - Yttrium-90 for Cancer Treatment
  • 2000 - Plasma Enhanced Melter for Waste Conversion Process
  • 1998 - MICLEAN™/MICARE™ Solvent Cleaning Systems
  • 1996 - Catalyzed Electrochemical Oxidation (CEO)
  • 1996 - Waste Acid Detoxification and Reclamation (WADR) System
  • 1991 - In Situ Vitrification (ISV)
  • 1990 - Conversion of Fermentable Carbohydrates to Acrylate Esters-Lactic Acid and Lower Alkyl Acrylates Production
  • 1989 - Thermochemical Environmental Energy System (TEES)®
  • 1988 - Sludge-to-Oil Reactor System (STORS)

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

  • 1999 - Catalytic process for upgrading levulinic acid to produce methyltetrahydrofuron

Chemical and Biological Process Development

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