Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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FLOW-BASED AEROBIC DEPOLYMERIZATION OF LIGNIN

UW-Madison researchers have developed a flow reactor for lignin valorization. The flow-based reactor increases monomer production while limiting unwanted side/subsequent reactions. In particular, mate...
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Shannon Stahl, Christopher Holland, Eric Weeda, Thatcher Root | P220013WO01

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Mediated Hydrogen Anode for Use in Reductive Electrosynthesis

The inventor discloses a new method and system for reductive electrochemical synthesis that uses H2 as the terminal reductant. Essentially, this invention will enable H2-integrated anodes and flow-rea...
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Shannon Stahl, Jack Twilton, James Gerken, Mathew Johnson, Thatcher Root | P210161US02

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ELECTROCHEMICAL BREAKING OF C-C BONDS

UW-Madison researchers disclose a new method for recycling (upcycling) plastics that addresses the shortcomings of pyrolysis.  In the first step, the feedstock (e.g., polymer, long-chained alkan...
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Marcel Schreier, Christine Lucky, Harshal Bakshi | P210392US02

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OXYGEN ION TRANSPORT MATERIALS AND RELATED DEVICES

The inventors have identified new interstitial oxygen diffusers. Included in this discovery is the identification of classes of materials that enable substitution of elements to yield related material...
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Dane Morgan, Jun Meng, Ryan Jacobs | P210166WO01

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Synthesis of Bio-Based Polyurethanes and Polyesters

Plant biomass remains a promising renewable source of important platform chemicals currently derived from petroleum. These include the chemical building blocks used to make polyurethanes (commonly fou...
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George Huber, Hochan Chang, James Dumesic | P210122US01

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Method To Solubilize Biomass Under Mild Conditions

UW researchers have developed a simple and efficient method of dissolving biomass using concentrated sulfuric acid and cysteine. The standard method of Klason lignin determination involves dissolving ...
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John Ralph, Fachuang Lu | P210354US02

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DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTER FOR AXISYMMETRIC MIRROR FUSION REACTOR

UW researchers developed an axisymmetric direct energy convertor (DEC) which can harvest the energy from the exhaust of an axisymmetric mirror, thereby increasing its energy gain. The configuration in...
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Cary Forest, Jan Egedal, Jay Anderson, Jeremiah Kirch, Douglass Endrizzi | P220103US01

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SUSTAINABLE CALCIUM HYDROXIDE PRODUCTION FOR GREEN CEMENT

UW-Madison researchers have developed a new sustainable process to manufacture calcium hydroxide as a way to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with cement production. This process utilizes a low-tem...
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Bu Wang, Raghavendra Ragipani, Robert Anex, Thatcher Root | P200241US02

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Cells And Methods For Producing Methyl Ketones

Recombinant cells and methods for producing methyl ketones, such as medium-chain methyl ketones. The recombinant cells include recombinant acyl-ACP thioesterase genes, recombinant β-ketoacyl-CoA ...
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Brian Pfleger, Nestor Hernandez Lozada, Qiang Yan, Trevor Simmons | P200352WO01

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BAHD Acyltransferases

The invention is directed to BAHD acyltransferase enzymes, nucleic acids encoding BAHD acyltransferase enzymes, and inhibitory nucleic acids adapted to inhibit the expression and/or translation of BAH...
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John Ralph, Rebecca Smith, Steven Karlen, Emily Beebe, Craig Bingman, Brian Fox, Hoon Kim, Shawn Mansfield, Heather MacKay, Yaseen Mottiar, Faride Unda | P180351US02

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Electrolyte Including Silane For Use In Electrochemical Devices

The electrolyte includes one or more salts and a silane. The silane has a silicon linked to one or more first substituents that each include a poly(alkylene oxide) moiety or a cyclic carbonate moiety....
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Robert West, Khalil Amine, Zhengcheng Zhang, Qingzheng Wang, Nicholas AA Rossi, Sang Yoon, Hiroshi Nakahara | P05321US

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Electrochemical Device Having Electrolyte Including Disiloxane

One example of the disiloxanes include a backbone with a first silicon and a second silicon. The first silicon is linked to a first substituent selected from a group consisting of: a first side chain ...
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Robert West, Zhengcheng Zhang, Khalil Amine, Qingzheng Wang, Nicholas AA Rossi, Donald Vissers | P05320US

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Nonaqueous Liquid Electrolyte

Disclosed is a nonaqueous and nonvolatile liquid type polymeric electrolyte comprising poly(siloxane-g-ethylene oxide). This electrolyte provides significant safety and stability. The present inventio...
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Robert West, Qingzheng Wang, Bookeun Oh, Khalil Amine, Donald Vissers, Hisashi Tsukamoto | P04017US

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