Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Joseph A. Marasco
  • Patent number: 8210420
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite sheet includes the steps of: providing a first sheet having a surface and including a metal or alloy, the first sheet having a given strength characteristic; providing a second sheet having a surface and a strength characteristic that is superior to the given strength characteristic of the first sheet; disposing the first sheet and the second sheet in an aligned opposing position with at least a portion of the surface of the first sheet touching the surface of the first sheet to form a contact area; and bonding the first sheet to the second sheet at least in part by applying an oscillating ultrasonic force to at least one of the first sheet and the second sheet to form a composite sheet, the first sheet having a cube texture characterized by a ?-scan having a FWHM of no more than 15° in all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Craig A. Blue, Amit Goyal
  • Patent number: 8088056
    Abstract: A cermet wire includes at least 1% californium-252 and is characterized by a diameter of no more than 0.0225 inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Ian G Gross, Larry A Pierce
  • Patent number: 8088503
    Abstract: A superconducting article includes a substrate having an untextured metal surface; an untextured barrier layer of La2Zr2O7 or Gd2Zr2O7 supported by and in contact with the surface of the substrate; a biaxially textured buffer layer supported by the untextured barrier layer; and a biaxially textured superconducting layer supported by the biaxially textured buffer layer. Moreover, a method of forming a buffer layer on a metal substrate includes the steps of: providing a substrate having an untextured metal surface; coating the surface of the substrate with a barrier layer precursor; converting the precursor to an untextured barrier layer; and depositing a biaxially textured buffer layer above and supported by the untextured barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignees: UT-Battelle, LLC, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Srivatsan Sathyamurthy, Tolga Aytug, Paul N Arendt, Liliana Stan, Stephen R Foltyn
  • Patent number: 8089047
    Abstract: New metal-organic materials are useful as scintillators and have the chemical formula LX3(CH3OH)4 where L is Y, Sc, or a lanthanide element, and X is a halogen element. An example of the scintillator materials is CeCl3(CH3OH)4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: UT-BaHelle, LLC
    Inventors: Lynn A Boatner, James A. Kolopus, John S Neal, Joanne Oxendine Ramey, Dariusz J Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 7707854
    Abstract: A method of making an article having channels therethrough includes the steps of: providing a ductile structure defining at least one macro-channel, the macro-channel containing a salt; drawing the ductile structure in the axial direction of the at least one macro-channel to reduce diameter of the macro-channel; and contacting the salt with a solvent to dissolve the salt to produce an article having at least one microchannel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventor: Brian R. D'Urso
  • Patent number: 7683010
    Abstract: A laminated conductor includes a metallic substrate having a surface, a biaxially textured buffer layer supported by the surface of the substrate, the biaxially textured buffer layer comprising LZO and a dopant for mitigating metal diffusion through the LZO, and a biaxially textured conductor layer supported by the biaxially textured buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Urs Schoop, Amit Goyal, Cornelis Leo Hans Thieme, Darren T. Verebelyi, Martin W. Rupich
  • Patent number: 7665524
    Abstract: Apparatus for efficient heating of subterranean earth includes a well-casing that has an inner wall and an outer wall. A heater is disposed within the inner wall and is operable within a preselected operating temperature range. A heat transfer metal is disposed within the outer wall and without the inner wall, and is characterized by a melting point temperature lower than the preselected operating temperature range and a boiling point temperature higher than the preselected operating temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. DeVault, David J. Wesolowski
  • Patent number: 7553799
    Abstract: A superconducting article includes a substrate having an untextured metal surface; an untextured barrier layer of La2Zr2O7 or Gd2Zr2O7 supported by and in contact with the surface of the substrate; a biaxially textured buffer layer supported by the untextured barrier layer; and a biaxially textured superconducting layer supported by the biaxially textured buffer layer. Moreover, a method of forming a buffer layer on a metal substrate includes the steps of: providing a substrate having an untextured metal surface; coating the surface of the substrate with a barrier layer precursor; converting the precursor to an untextured barrier layer; and depositing a biaxially textured buffer layer above and supported by the untextured barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Srivatsan Sathyamurthy, Tolga Aytug, Paul N. Arendt, Liliana Stan, Stephen R. Foltyn
  • Patent number: 7550401
    Abstract: A method of making a sintered ceramic composition includes the steps of: providing a powder that includes at least 50 wt. % boron carbide and 0.05 wt. % to 30 wt. % of at least one oxide selected from oxides of Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Lu; milling the powder to form a milled powder; drying the milled powder to form a milled, dried powder; and consolidating the milled, dried powder at a temperature in the range of 1500° C. to 2200° C. to form a sintered ceramic composition having a density of at least 90% of theoretical density, the sintered ceramic composition including zirconium diboride in an amount in the range of 1 wt. % to 10 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen D. Nunn
  • Patent number: 7501077
    Abstract: Composite scintillator material consisting of a binderless sintered mixture of a Lithium (Li) compound containing 6Li as the neutron converter and Y2SiO5:Ce as the scintillation phosphor, and the use of this material as a method for neutron detection. Other embodiments of the invention include various other Li compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Jason P. Hodges, M. Lowell Crow, Jr., Ronald G. Cooper
  • Patent number: 7491934
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for SEM imaging and measuring electronic transport in nanocomposites based on electric field induced contrast. A method includes mounting a sample onto a sample holder, the sample including a sample material; wire bonding leads from the sample holder onto the sample; placing the sample holder in a vacuum chamber of a scanning electron microscope; connecting leads from the sample holder to a power source located outside the vacuum chamber; controlling secondary electron emission from the sample by applying a predetermined voltage to the sample through the leads; and generating an image of the secondary electron emission from the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Jesse, David B. Geohegan, Michael Guillorn
  • Patent number: 7484626
    Abstract: A water filter includes a porous support characterized by a mean porosity in the range of 20 to 50% and a mean pore size of 2 to 5 ?m; and a carbon filter medium membrane disposed thereon which is characterized by a mean particle size of no more than 50 ?m and a mean pore size of no more than 7.2 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventor: Roddie R. Judkins
  • Patent number: 7454790
    Abstract: A method of analyzing computer intrusion detection information that looks beyond known attacks and abnormal access patterns to the critical information that an intruder may want to access. Unique target identifiers and type of work performed by the networked targets is added to audit log records. Analysis using vector space modeling, dissimilarity matrix comparison, and clustering of the event records is then performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas E. Potok
  • Patent number: 7435399
    Abstract: A method of producing and purifying promethium-147 including the steps of: irradiating a target material including neodymium-146 with neutrons to produce promethium-147 within the irradiated target material; dissolving the irradiated target material to form an acidic solution; loading the acidic solution onto a chromatographic separation apparatus containing HDEHP; and eluting the apparatus to chromatographically separate the promethium-147 from the neodymium-146.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Furn F Knapp, Jr., Rose A Boll, Saed Mirzadeh
  • Patent number: 7432229
    Abstract: Laminated, biaxially textured superconductors include Ir-based buffer layers and/or substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Mariappan P. Paranthaman, Tolga Aytug
  • Patent number: 7419925
    Abstract: A sintered ceramic composition includes at least 50 wt. % boron carbide and at least 0.01 wt. % of at least one element selected from the group consisting of Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Lu, the sintered ceramic composition being characterized by a density of at least 90% of theoretical density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen D Nunn
  • Patent number: 7413687
    Abstract: A device for conducting protons at a temperature below 550° C. includes a LAMOX ceramic body characterized by an alpha crystalline structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: UT - Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy R. Armstrong, Edward A. Payzant, Scott A. Speakman, Martha Greenblatt
  • Patent number: 7361213
    Abstract: A hybrid hydrogen storage composition includes a first phase and a second phase adsorbed on the first phase, the first phase including BN for storing hydrogen by physisorption and the second phase including a borazane-borazine system for storing hydrogen in combined form as a hydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya K. Narula, J. Michael Simonson, Leon Maya, Robert T. Paine
  • Patent number: 7258836
    Abstract: A freeze resistant buoy system includes a tail-tube buoy having a thermally insulated section disposed predominantly above a waterline, and a thermo-siphon disposed predominantly below the waterline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Hill, Miguel Rodriguez, Jr., Elias Greenbaum, James W. Klett
  • Patent number: 7258745
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method for fabricating hafnia film comprising the steps of providing a substrate having a surface that allows formation of a self-assembled monolayer thereon via covalent bonding; providing an aqueous solution that provides homogeneous hafnium ionic complexes and hafnium nanoclusters wherein the aqueous solution is capable of undergoing homogeneous precipitation under controlled conditions for a desired period of time at a controlled temperature and controlled solution acidity for desired nanocluster nucleation and growth kinetics, desired nanocluster size, desired growth rate of film thickness and desired film surface characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Z. Hu