Patents Assigned to Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Patent number: 11220781
    Abstract: Coating materials and coated personal protective clothing items incorporating the coating material are described. The coating material includes a polymeric component; a metal oxide component; and a catalytic component. The catalytic component includes a metal oxide or a mixed metal oxide which is an effective catalyst for an oxidation reaction. The coated personal protective clothing item includes a personal protective clothing substrate with a coating including the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Ramanathan S. Lalgudi, Robert J. Cain, Krenar Shqau, Erik W. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11209342
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for a tamper-resistant collection and retention a chemical sample. In one embodiment, the tamper-resistant system comprises a container operable to collect and retain a chemical sample, a tamper-resistant mechanism operable to disengage at a first chemical sample to allow for a collection of a chemical sample, wherein the tamper-resistant mechanism is operable to record one or more of: a date, a time, and a location, of the chemical sample during the collection of the chemical sample, and wherein the tamper-resistant mechanism is further operable to re-engage and lock after the collection of the chemical sample to resist subsequent chemical samples after the first chemical sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Pax T. Williams, David C. Seibert, Edward J. Sullivan, Thomas S. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 11212878
    Abstract: A system for heating a selected section of a conductive ribbon comprises a non-conductive base and conducting pads. Further, the system comprises a variable voltage power supply electrically coupled to the conducting pads and a sensor. A processor is programmed to enable the variable power supply to produce a voltage signal across the conducting pads to cause the selected section, which includes a biological sample and is clamped to the non-conductive base via the conducting pads, to heat up. The processor receives, from the sensor, an electrical measurement. A correction for the voltage signal is computed based on the measurement to achieve a desired temperature, wherein the desired temperature is for processing the biological sample and the correction accounts for a variance in the selected section. The applied voltage signal is adjusted based upon the correction to regulate the selected section of at the desired temperature for a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 11209393
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for ion manipulations, including ion trapping, transfer, and mobility separations, using traveling waves (TW) formed by continuous alternating current (AC) are disclosed. An apparatus for ion manipulation includes a surface to which are coupled a first plurality of continuous electrodes and a second plurality of segmented electrodes. The second plurality of segmented electrodes is arranged in longitudinal sets between or adjacent to the first plurality of electrodes. An RF voltage applied to adjacent electrodes of the first plurality of electrodes is phase shifted by approximately 180° to confine ions within the apparatus. An AC voltage waveform applied to adjacent electrodes within a longitudinal set of the second plurality of segmented electrodes is phase shifted on the adjacent electrodes by 1°-359° to move ions longitudinally through the apparatus for separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Venkata B S Garimella, Ahmed M. Hamid, Yehia M. Ibrahim, Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 11206287
    Abstract: Technology related to evaluating cyber-risk for synchrophasor systems is disclosed. In one example of the disclosed technology, a method includes generating an event tree model of a timing-attack on a synchrophasor system architecture. The event tree model can be based on locations and types of timing-attacks, an attack likelihood, vulnerabilities and detectability along a scenario path, and consequences of the timing-attack. A cyber-risk score of the synchrophasor system architecture can be determined using the event tree model. The synchrophasor system architecture can be adapted in response to the cyber-risk score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Seemita Pal, Arun Veeramany, Christopher A. Bonebrake, Beverly E. Johnson, William James Hutton, III, Siddharth Sridhar, Sri Nikhil Gupta Gourisetti, Garill A. Coles
  • Patent number: 11206278
    Abstract: Technology related to risk-informed autonomous adaptive cyber controllers is disclosed. In one example of the disclosed technology, a method includes generating probabilities of a cyber-attack occurring along an attack surface of a network. The probabilities can be generated using sensor and operational data of a network as inputs to an attack graph. The risk scores can be determined using a plurality of fault trees and the generated probabilities from the attack graph. The respective risk scores can correspond to respective nodes of an event tree. The event tree and the determined risk scores can be used to determine risk estimates for a plurality of configurations of the network. The risk estimates for the plurality of configurations of the network can be used to reconfigure the network to reduce a risk from the cyber-attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Arun Veeramany, William James Hutton, III, Siddharth Sridhar, Sri Nikhil Gupta Gourisetti, Garill A. Coles, Mark J. Rice, Paul M. Skare, David O. Manz, Jeffery E. Dagle, Stephen D. Unwin
  • Publication number: 20210388399
    Abstract: Recombinant Aspergillus genetically modified to increase expression of g8846, renamed herein as aconitic acid exporter (aexA), are provided, which in some examples are also genetically inactivated for an endogenous cis-aconitic acid decarboxylase (cadA) gene. Such recombinant Aspergillus produce more aconitic acid as compared to native Aspergillus. Also provided are methods of using such recombinant Aspergillus to increase production of aconitic acid and other organic acids, such as citric acid, itaconic acid, and 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Shuang Deng, Jon K. Magnuson, Joonhoon Kim, Kyle R. Pomraning, Ziyu Dai, Beth A. Hofstad
  • Publication number: 20210389412
    Abstract: Firearm discharge location systems and methods are described. According to one aspect, a firearm discharge location system includes a plurality of microphones spaced from one another, timing circuitry configured to generate a plurality of asynchronous timing references, wherein data capture operations with respect to the microphones of a first pair are synchronized with one another using a first of the timing references and data capture operations with respect to the microphones of a second pair are synchronized with one another using a second of the timing references, and processing circuitry configured to use outputs of the first and second pairs of the microphones to identify a location of a firearm discharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Eric G. Gonzalez, Michael S. Hughes, Anton S. Sinkov
  • Publication number: 20210386878
    Abstract: Methods for purifying 89Zr are provided, 89Zr compositions are provided, isotope compositions are provided that can include: a radio isotope and a nanoparticle, and methods for radio labeling monoclonal antibodies are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventor: Matthew J. O'Hara
  • Patent number: 11197938
    Abstract: Methods for purifying 89Zr are provided, 89Zr compositions are provided, isotope compositions are provided that can include: a radio isotope and a nanoparticle, and methods for radio labeling monoclonal antibodies are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventor: Matthew J. O'Hara
  • Patent number: 11193696
    Abstract: A process for liquefying a process gas that includes introducing a heat transfer fluid into an active magnetic regenerative refrigerator apparatus that comprises a single stage comprising dual multilayer regenerators located axially opposite to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: Battelle Memorial Institute, Emerald Energy NW, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie D. Holladay, Kerry D. Meinhardt, Evgueni Polikarpov, Edwin C. Thomsen, John Barclay
  • Patent number: 11191159
    Abstract: A printed circuit board connector for orthogonal mating of two or more printed circuit boards. The connector utilizes interior perimeter trace connections of a main printed circuit board and internal trace connections of a mating printed circuit board in conjunction with external trace connections. The main board may utilize surface connections, where both external trace connections and internal trace connections are exposed on a surface of the main board to couple to the mating board. The main board may include a slot or pocket, allowing for the partial insertion of the mating board into the main board, with internal trace connections disposed within the slot or pocket. The slot or pocket may extend through the main board, such that the internal trace connections are disposed along a side of the pocket to couple with corresponding internal trace connections of the mating board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schimmoeller, Jeffrey A. Friend
  • Patent number: 11189828
    Abstract: A lithium metal pouch cell having a specific energy ?300 Wh·kg?1 includes an anode comprising lithium metal and an anode current collector, the anode having an areal capacity N (mAh·cm?2); a cathode comprising a cathode material and a cathode current collector, the cathode having an a real capacity P (mAh·cm?2), wherein a ratio of N/P is within a range of 0.02 to 5; an electrolyte having an electrolyte mass E and comprising a lithium active salt and a solvent, the lithium metal pouch cell having an electrolyte mass to cell capacity (E/C) ratio within a range of 1 to 6 g·Ah?1; a separator positioned between the anode and the cathode; and a packaging material defining a pouch enclosing the anode, cathode, electrolyte, and separator; wherein a protruding tab of the anode current collector and a protruding tab of the cathode current collector are external to the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Jie Xiao, Jun Liu, Hongkyung Lee, Dianying Liu, Chaojiang Niu
  • Patent number: 11189458
    Abstract: A probe assembly for use with a charged particle instrument includes an elongate body having a proximal end for positioning outside of a charged particle instrument enclosed environment, a distal end for positioning within the enclosed environment and a longitudinal axis. A port interface is located on the body between the proximal and distal ends, and is coupleable to a nanomanipulator system of the charged particle instrument. A probe needle is positioned at a distal end of the body and is selectively positionable from outside the enclosed environment to contact a specimen within the enclosed environment. At least one gas injection needle is adjustably positioned near the probe needle. The gas injection needle is connectable to a source of pressurized gas to selectively inject gas in the area of the probe needle within the enclosed environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Daniel E. Perea, James E. Evans, Jeffrey Ditto
  • Patent number: 11181344
    Abstract: A supercapacitor-like device is described that uses a porous, conductive foam as the electrodes. After the device is charged, an explosive wave front can be used to remove electrolyte from the metal foam. This creates a large net charge on each electrode, which will readily flow through a load placed across the electrodes. The removal of charge can potentially occur on a time scale of microseconds, allowing a supercapacitor to be used in pulsed power applications. The creation of this net charge requires significant energy, meaning this concept may also be suitable for removing kinetic energy from objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Steven Risser, Mark Stasik, Kelsey Doolittle
  • Publication number: 20210351003
    Abstract: Methods include directing a group of ions through a separation region of an ion manipulation apparatus, separating the group of ions in the separation region based on ion mobility, selecting a subset of the group of ions based on a dependence between ion mobility and ion arrival time of the separated ions at a deposition switch of the ion manipulation apparatus, and depositing the selected subset of ions on a substrate. Related systems and ion manipulation apparatus are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods and system that provide concurrent ion accumulation and ion separation in coupled and switchable electrode regions using traveling wave electric fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Sandilya V.B. Garimella, Yehia M. Ibrahim, Ailin Li, Richard D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210351404
    Abstract: Methods for synthesizing single crystalline Ni-rich cathode materials are disclosed. The Ni-rich cathode material may have a formula LiNiXMnyMzCo1-x-y-zO2, where M represents one or more dopant metals, x?0.6, 0.01?y<0.2, 0?z?0.05, and x+y+z?1.0. The methods are cost-effective, and include methods for solid-state, molten-salt, and flash-sintering syntheses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Jie Xiao, Yujing Bi
  • Publication number: 20210349040
    Abstract: Method include emitting x-rays from an x-ray source, directing a first portion of the x-rays through an object grating situated adjacent to an object while the object is scanned relative to the object grating along a scan direction, directing a second portion of the x-rays through the object and subsequently through a detector grating without transmitting through the object grating, wherein the object grating and detector grating are adjacently arranged in a field of view of the x-rays sequentially with respect to each other in the scan direction, and receiving the first portion transmitted through the object and object grating with a first portion of a detector and receiving the second portion transmitted through the object and the detector grating with a second portion of the detector adjacent to the first portion of the detector. Systems are also disclosed, along with related techniques for beam hardening correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Erin A. Miller, Richard E. Jacob, Nikhil S. Deshmukh, Cynthia L. Warner, Richard S. Wittman, Luke W. Campbell, Dustin M. Kasparek, Andy Gilbert, Stanley L. Owsley, JR., Kurt L. Silvers, Mital A. Zalavadia
  • Patent number: 11169214
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer media for battery system management and non-linear estimation of battery state of charge are provided herein. Battery data is received for a time period over which a battery system has operated. The battery data represents the actual performance of the battery system over the time period. Sub-periods of charging or discharging can be identified in the time period. For the sub-periods of time, a curve can be fit to the battery data. Using the curves for the battery data for the sub-periods of time, an expected performance of the battery system, over a range of states-of-charge, can be determined. Operating instructions for the battery system can be provided based on the expected performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Alasdair James Crawford, Vilayanur Venkataraman Viswanathan, Patrick Joseph Balducci, Trevor D. Hardy, Di Wu, Michael C. W. Kintner-Meyer
  • Patent number: 11171736
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) jamming device includes a differential segmented aperture (DSA), a jammer source outputting a jamming signal at one or more frequencies or frequency bands to be jammed, and RF electronics that amplify and feed the jamming signal to the DSA so as to emit a jamming beam. The DSA includes an array of electrically conductive tapered projections, and the RF electronics comprise power splitters configured to split the jamming signal to aperture pixels of the DSA. The aperture pixels comprise pairs of electrically conductive tapered projections of the array of electrically conductive tapered projections. The RF electronics further comprise pixel power amplifiers, each connected to amplify the jamming signal fed to a single corresponding aperture pixel of the DSA. The RF jamming device may include a rifle-shaped housing, with the DSA mounted at a distal end of the barrel of the rifle-shaped housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Raphael Joseph Welsh