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Published Patents and Patent Applications

Research conducted by Invro Ltd. has resulted in or led to the following granted patents or patent applications in the subject area of the electrorefining and electrowinning of metals (for example, copper).

FI 124587-B1 FI20135626(A) WO 2014195572
Device for protecting anodes and cathodes of electrolysis cell.
Published: 31 Oct 2014
Inventors: Grant D et al.

WO 2012/0202243 A1 AU2011288299-A1, CA2806505 US2015197868 (A1)   US2015191840 (A1)   US2013126337 (A1)   PL410586 (A1)   PL410261 (A1)   PL410260 (A1)   PL404171 (A1)   MX2013001502 (A)   JP2013533390 (A)   EA201390148 (A1)   DE112011102660 (T5)   CN103108997 (A)   CL2013000395 (A1)    AU2011288299 (B2)
Apparatus for use in electrorefining and electrowinning
Published: 16 February 2012
Inventor: Grant D

WO 2013/117805 A1 FI 123559-B AU2013217827-A1 WO2013117805 (A1)   PE16952014 (A1)   MX2014009506 (A)   FI20125143 (A)   FI123559 (B)   EP2812465 (A1)   EP2812465 (A4)   EA201491434 (A1)   CN104220646 (A)   CL2014002109 (A1)   CA2860813 (A1)   AU2013217827 (A1)   AU2013217827 (B2)
System for power control in cells for electrolytic recovery of a metal.
Published: 15 August 2013
Inventors: Grant D et al.

WO 2014/131945 A1 FI 125211-B1 , FI1201305197-A, WO2014131945 (A1) US2016002802 (A1)   JP2016509135 (A)   FI20135197 (A)   FI125211 (B) EP2961865 (A1)   AU2014222569 (A1)
Measurement of electric current in an individual electrode in an electrolysis system.
Published: 4 September 2014
Inventors: Grant D et al.

WO 2014/131946 A1 FI 201305196-A FI 201505042-A FI 125515-B1 (13/11/15) PE14422015 (A1)   JP2016510110 (A)   FI20135196 (A)    EP2961864 (A1)   AU2014222570 (A1
Arrangement for measuring electric current in an individual electrode in an electrolysis system.
Published: 4 September 2014
Inventors: Grant D et al.

FI 125909 B
An arrangement for measuring the flow of electric current in a single electrode.
Published: 21/1/15
Grant Date: 15/4/16
Inventors: Grant D et al.

PE11592013 (A1) 2013-10-18
Aparato para usar en electrorefinación y electroextracción.
Inventor: Grant D


Unublished Patents and Patent Applications

Research is on-going and three further patent applications are in the pipeline.

1
Barker M.H. and Grant D.: Anode for a metal electrowinning process: WO2017064485 (A1) published 20.04.2017.
12/10/15

2
Barker M.H. and Grant D.A.: Equipment for a metal electrowinning process and way of operating the process: UK patent application GB1603224.5 submitted 24.02.2016. PCT/GB2017/050501 submitted 24.02.2017.
24/2/16

3
Grant D.A. and Barker M.H.: Equipment for decopperising an electrorefining process and way of operating the process: UK patent application GB1607716.6 submitted 04.05.2016.
19/12/15