Industrial Bioproduct LabWestern Engineering

Patents & Inventions

Patents

  1. Paleologou M, Ahmad Z, Xu C. Lignin depolymerization process using chemicals recoverable by the kraft recovery cycle. US provisional Patent filed 9 May 2017, File # 62/503376. Licensed to FPInnovations
  2. Xu C, Yuan Z, Mahmood Ferdosian F, Li B, Schmidt J, Paleologou M. Depolymerization of lignin for the production of bio-based polyols and phenols and lignin-based PF/PU/Epoxy resins/foams. US provisional Patent filed 9 May 2017, File # 62/503375. Licensed to FPInnovations
  3. Xu C, Souzanchi S, Kasanneni TVR, Yuan Z. Novel continuous-flow bi-phasic reactor and inexpensive heterogeneous catalysts prepared with a simple and green method by solid-solid grinding for production of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural (5-HMF) from sugars or Reference: Tech ID: W-17-021, PCT Patent filed in 29 June 2017, Serial # PCT/CA2017/050792.
  4. Xu C, Nazari L, Ray M. Hydrothermal liquefaction co-processing of wastewater sludge and lignocellulosic biomass for co-production of bio-gas and bio-oils. PCT Patent filed 27 Oct 2016, Serial # PCT/CA2016/051239. Licensed to Jiangxi Academy of Science.
  5. Xu C, Yuan Z, Feng Hydrothermal liquefaction of lignocellulosic biomass to bio-oils with controlled molecular weights. US Provisional Patent, filed 24 June 2016, Serial # 62/354,332; PCT patent filed 26 June 2017, Serial # PCT/CA2017050774. Licensed to Tianjin Tianrenshiji Technology Co., Ltd.
  6. Chen H, Xu C, Feng S, Wang Y. Low viscosity BIO-OILS as substrates for BPF adhesives with low free formaldehyde emission levels, their methods of preparation and use. US Provisional Patent, File # US 62/198,747; 12 Aug 2015.
  7. Xu C, Zhang Y, Yuan Z, Production of Bio-based Formaldehyde-free Resins for Adhesives and Plastics, US provisional patent filed Feb 20, 2014 (file # 61/942,222); PCT patent filed March 4, 2015 (File #. 349-249-P).
  8. Xu C, Li H, Tannous D, Supercritical Water Reforming of Ethanol into Methane - Towards Ethanol-fueled Vehicles, 08 March 2011, US Provisional Patent, File # 61/424,400; 17 December 2010, Canadian Provisional Patent, file # 2,733,459.
  9. Xu C, Ohtsuka Y, Donald J, Novel Carbon-based Catalysts derived from Canadian Peat for Ammonia Decomposition for Hydrogen Generation and for Hot Syngas Cleanup, 21 August 2009, US Provisional Patent, file # 61/272,143; Canadian Provisional Patent, file # 2,676,333.
  10. Wu S, Cang D, Xu C, Shou Q, Li M, Nitrogen Oxide Removing Catalysts for Exhaust Gas and Their Manufacture, 17 June 1998, Chinese Patent # CN1184706.

 

Invention Disclosures

  1. Xu C, Ray M, Seyedy H, Li H. A novel oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) treatment method using a highly porous activated carbon (HPAC) produced from petroleum coke. 5 May 2017, Invention Disclosure.
  2. Xu C, Li H, Yuan Z. New method to produce bio-based hydrophilic polyurethane foams as plant growth medium for horticultural applications using agroforestry biomass/residues. 07 March 2017, Invention Disclosure.
  3. Xu C, Souzanchi S, Kasanneni TVR, Yuan Z. Novel continuous-flow bi-phasic reactor and inexpensive heterogeneous catalysts prepared with a simple and green method by solid-solid grinding for production of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural (5-HMF) from sugars or carbohydrates. 12 Jan 2017, Invention Disclosure, W-17-021
  4. Xu C, Shui T, Feng S, Yuan Z. A cost-effective organosolv pulping process to fractionate crop residues or lignocellulosic biomass into cellulose & lignin for bio-based material applications. Jan 2016, Invention Disclosure
  5. Xu C, Souzanchi S, Yuan Z, Tan Z. A continuous-flow bi-phasic process for production of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural (5-HMF) from sugars using inexpensive heterogeneous catalysts. 10 Dec 2015, Invention Disclosure.
  6. Xu C, Yuan Z, Feng S. Cost-effective and highly efficeint process to produce low-Mw bio-oils from hydrolysis lignin and lignocellulosic biomass. August 2015, Invention Disclosure
  7. Xu C, Nazari L, Ray M. A Novel Process for Co-Production of Bio-gas and High Quality Bio-Oils from Wastewater Sludge and Other Lignocellulosic Biomass Based on Hydrothermal Treatments. 6 Aug 2015, Invention Disclosure.
  8. Xu C, Yuan Z, Li B,Novel Method for Production of Bio-based Phenol Formaldehyde Foam for Thermal Insulating and Fire Retardant Materials. 10 Feb 2015. Invention Disclosure
  9. Xu C, Yuan Z, Huang S, Catalytic liquefaction of lignin and lignocellulosic biomass using formic acid into low-sulfur containing phenolic chemicals and bio-oil, 19 Sep 2014, Invention Disclosure
  10. Xu C, Ferdosian F, Yuan Z, A Novel Process to Produce Lignin-based Epoxy Resins using De-polymerized Lignin, 17 Sep 2014, Invention Disclosure.
  11. Xu C, Yuan Z, Mahmood N, A New Process for Hydrolytic De-polymerization of Lignin at Low-Pressure and Its Applications for the Production of Polyols and Polyurethane Resins/Foams, 27 April 2014, Invention Disclosure.
  12. Xu C, Li H, A new method to produce of highly porous activated carbon (HPAC) materials from oil sands coke, 2 March 2014, Invention Disclosure.
  13. Xu C, Nanda M, Yuan Z, Ghaziaskar H, Poirier M-A, Continuous Room-Temperature Production of Solketal from Crude Glycerol for Fuel Additive, 1 November 2013, Patent reported to ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, PM2013455.
  14. Xu C, Zhang Y, Yuan Z, Production of Bio-based Formaldehyde-free Resins for Adhesives and Plastics, 6 Sep 2013, Invention Disclosure.
  15. Xu C, Yuan Z, New Process for Cost-effective Production of Starch and Cellulose Acetates as Biodegradable Materials, 20 March 2013, Invention Disclosure.
  16. Xu C, Yuan Z, Zhang Y, One-Pot Synthesis Method for Production of Formaldehyde-free Phenol-HMF Resins using an Aldehyde derived from Glucose, 20 March 2013, Invention Disclosure.
  17. Xu C, Ghaziaskar H, Nanda M, Shirani M, Yuan Z, A continuous process for the production of solketal as a potential oxygenated fuel additive from hot-compressed glycerol and acetone with acetic resins as catalysts, 6 November 2012, Invention Disclosure.
  18. Xu C, Cheng S, Yuan Z, Leitch M, Production of bio-phenols from Kraft and organosolv lignin with a catalytic hydrothermal process and utilization of bio-phenols to substitute for phenol in phenol formaldehyde resins, 19 January 2012, Invention Disclosure.
  19. Xu C, Ghaziaskar H, A continuous catalytic process to produce 1-butanol, 1-hexanol, and biogasoline from ethanol, 17 October 2011, Invention Disclosure.
  20. Xu C, Wang M, Leitch M, Synthesis of “Sweet” Phenol-Glucose Novolac Resins without Using Formaldehyde, October 2009, Invention disclosure.