Patents Assigned to Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Patent number: 10784686
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for control systems for improving stability of electrical grids by temporarily reducing voltage output of electrical generators responsive to transient events on an electrical grid. In one example of the disclosed technology, a controller is coupled is to an automatic voltage regulator, which in turn adjusts excitation current of an electrical generator responsive to changes in frequency detected for the electrical grid. Reducing the output voltage temporarily allows for smaller generators to provide power to the microgrid. Methods for selecting parameters determining how the controller generates a regulation signal used to adjust the excitation current are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Kevin P. Schneider, Francis K. Tuffner, Jacob Hansen, Yingying Tang, Nikitha Radhakrishnan, Priya Thekkumparambath Mana
  • Patent number: 10781985
    Abstract: A dual-illumination unit that combines one or more visible LEDs and one or more IR LEDs in the same unit. The LEDs are mounted to circuit boards resembling a standard lightbulb shape, supported by a housing, the housing encapsulating electronic components controlling the LEDs and configured to be connected to standard OEM fusebox power. The unit also includes an adapter ring, removably coupled to the housing and configured to secure the unit to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) headlight assembly of an associated vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Keith Kresge, Alan Roach
  • Patent number: 10773205
    Abstract: A class of water lean, organic solvents that can bind with various acid gasses to form acid gas bound molecules having a high degree of intramolecular hydrogen bonding which enables their use as regenerable solvents for acid gas capture. Unlike the other devices described in the prior art, the present invention takes advantage of shortened distances between the portions of the molecule that form hydrogen bonds within the structures when loaded with an acid gas so as to create a molecule with a higher internal bonding affinity and a reduced proclivity for agglomeration with other molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Phillip K. Koech, Deepika Malhotra, David J. Heldebrant, Vassiliki-Alexandra Glezakou, Roger J. Rousseau, David C. Cantu
  • Patent number: 10766140
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot, a teach pendant having an operator interface, and a robot controller with a computer and associated hardware and software containing a virtual representation of the robot and the environment. The system employs a method for avoiding collisions including moving a manipulator arm along an actual path in an environment containing objects constituting collision geometry. Operator input is entered into the teach pendant, whereby the operator is able to directly control motion of the robot along the actual path. A recent history of the motion of the robot is recorded, and a predicted path of the robot is developed based on the input entered into the teach pendant and the recent history of the motion of the robot. Real-time collision checking between the predicted path and the collision geometry is performed while the operator manually controls the robot using the teach pendant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Darren Krasny, Zachary Schmid
  • Patent number: 10767000
    Abstract: Provided are poly(AAG)-compositions, and corresponding coatings, foams, and coated articles. Also provided are methods for preparing the poly(AAG)-compositions and corresponding reagents including. e.g., polyol-AAG compositions. Coatings using the poly(AAG)-compositions may be useful for, e.g., replacing bisphenol-A cross-linked coatings used in food and beverage containers, coating metal articles, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ramanathan S. Lalgudi, Robert J. Cain
  • Patent number: 10765859
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. More generally, the neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes an outer, reusable component and an inner, disposable component. One or more electrodes are housed within the reusable component. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing an insulating substrate layer, forming a conductive circuit on the substrate layer to form a conductive circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the conductive circuit layer to form a flexible circuit, and cutting at least one flexible finger from the flexible circuit. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff employs a flexible multi-electrode design which allows for reanimation of complex muscle movements in a patient, including individual finger movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Gaurav Sharma, Andrew Sweeney, Amy M. Heintz, Stephanie Kute, Nicholas Annetta, Thomas D. Haubert, Steven M. Risser, Jeffrey Friend, John Bartholomew, Rachel Thurston, C. Alexander Morrow, George Brand, Jeffrey Ellis, Matthew Mowrer, Raymond Zaborski
  • Patent number: 10761127
    Abstract: A system and method of electronic component authentication or component classification can reduce the vulnerability of systems (e.g., satellites, weapons, critical infrastructure, aerospace, automotive, medical systems) to counterfeits. Intrinsic deterministically random property data can be obtained from a set of authentic electronic components, processed, and clustered to create a classifier that can distinguish whether an unknown electronic component is authentic or counterfeit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Larry J. House, Dale C. Engelhart
  • Patent number: 10745330
    Abstract: A method and catalyst for forming higher alcohols from lower alcohol feedstocks. In one application a highly selective and stable copper pseudo-single-atom supported on MgO—Al2O3 catalyst is provided which provides ethanol condensation to higher alcohols at ˜50% yields and ˜85% selectivity is demonstrated with stable catalyst lifetime over 500 hours in a continuous flow system. In some applications a Guerbet condensation process is further utilized to yield a higher alcohol at a selectivity of near ˜90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Karthikeyan K. Ramasamy, Mond F. Guo, Michel J. Gray, Senthil Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10746716
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for determining a constituent and/or concentration of a solid dissolved in a liquid. In one embodiment, a method is provided to interrogate and identify a liquid in a medical container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Wesley C. Pirkle, Richard L. Shoaf
  • Patent number: 10744695
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions of a fused filament fabrication (FFF) composite filament having embedded functional materials in a thermoplastic matrix. Methods of making the composite filaments are also disclosed. In one example, a FFF composite filament incorporates a MOF, in an amount greater than 10% by mass, dispersed in a matrix polymer. One example of a method of synthesizing FFF composite filaments involves mixing a suspension that has a MOF with a matrix polymer solution to yield a polymer-MOF mixture. The mixture is cast and dried into a solid composite material, which is formed a FFF composite filament having the MOF in an amount greater than 10% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Rebecca L. Erikson, Josef F. Christ, Zachary C. Kennedy, Kent A. Evans, Christopher A. Barrett, Satish K. Nune
  • Publication number: 20200259200
    Abstract: All-vanadium sulfate redox flow battery systems have a catholyte and an anolyte comprising an aqueous supporting solution including chloride ions and phosphate ions. The aqueous supporting solution stabilizes and increases the solubility of vanadium species in the electrolyte, allowing an increased vanadium concentration over a desired operating temperature range. According to one example, the chloride ions are provided by MgCl2, and the phosphate ions are provided by (NH4)2HPO4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Zimin Nie, Wei Wang, Xiaoliang Wei, Bin Li, Jun Liu, Vincent L. Sprenkle
  • Patent number: 10739434
    Abstract: A new acoustic tag and process are disclosed for identifying and tracking underwater hosts in up to three dimensions. The acoustic tag has an operation lifetime up to a year or longer at a pulse rate interval of about 15 seconds. The acoustic tag has a signal detection range up to at least about 500 meters that enhances detection probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Zhiqun Deng, Huidong Li, Jun Lu, Mitchell J. Myjak, Jayson J. Martinez, Jie Xiao, Richard S. Brown, Samuel S. Cartmell
  • Patent number: 10738583
    Abstract: Methods and materials for sand control in water injection sites are disclosed. Proppant particles may be coated with some particles coated with a solid epoxy and other proppant particles coated with a solid epoxy curative (such as amine, hydroxyl, carboxyl, anhydride) that would bind the particles through an epoxy reaction. The invention may be advantageous for forming underground structures useful in the extraction of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Joel D. Elhard, Phillip N. Denen, Robert S. Whitmore
  • Patent number: 10740775
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for facilitating operation and control of a resource distribution system (such as a power grid). For example, embodiments of the disclosed technology can be used to improve the resiliency of a power grid and to allow for improved consumption of renewable resources. Further, certain implementations facilitate a degree of decentralized operations not available elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Donald J. Hammerstrom, Ron Melton, Trishan Esram, John E. Hathaway
  • Patent number: 10741038
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting and analyzing a threat in a confined environment is disclosed. An audio board detects and analyzes audio signals which are then transmitted and analyzed to determine the location of a gunshot in a confined location and the type of firearm being shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: James R. Skorpik, Michael S. Hughes, Eric G. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10739492
    Abstract: Apparatuses are provided for evaluating an image quality of an image produced by an x-ray computed tomography (CT) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Eric Atherton, Matthew Aderholdt, Joseph Regensbuger, Lucinda Flaherty, Joseph Cochran
  • Publication number: 20200251318
    Abstract: Methods are described for using a combination of mass spectroscopic and proteomic approaches for identifying the specific pairing of heavy and light chains for an intact antibody, an antibody fragment, a mixture of intact antibodies, or a mixture of antibody fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventor: Jared B. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10731202
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying binding sites in macromolecules using small molecule mimics of naturally occurring molecules is disclosed. A reactive probe is provided that mimics small molecule cofactors. A target macromolecule is irreversibly bound to the probe in vivo to selectively pull down or precipitate probe-bound macromolecules. The macromolecules may be, but are not limited to, DNA, RNA, and proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Stephen R. Lindemann, Aaron T. Wright
  • Patent number: 10734641
    Abstract: High energy density cathode materials, such as LiNixMnyCozO2 (NMC) cathode materials, with improved discharge capacity (hence energy density) and enhanced cycle life are described. A solid electrolyte, such as lithium phosphate infused inside of secondary particles of the cathode material demonstrates significantly enhanced structural integrity without significant or without any observable particle cracking occurring during charge/discharge processes, showing high capacity retention of more than 90% after 200 cycles at room temperature. In certain embodiments the disclosed cathode materials (and cathodes made therefrom) are formed using nickel-rich NMC and/or are used in a battery system with a non-aqueous dual-Li salt electrolytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Jianming Zheng, Jiguang Zhang, Pengfei Yan, Chongmin Wang, Wengao Zhao, Shuru Chen, Wu Xu
  • Patent number: 10731105
    Abstract: A method for producing a triglyceride including fatty acids with vicinal diesters: (a) providing a triglyceride including fatty acids with epoxide groups; (b) reacting the epoxide groups with carboxylic acid salts under basic conditions to produce a triglyceride including fatty acids with vicinal ester/alkoxides; (c) protonating the vicinal ester/alkoxides to produce a triglyceride including fatty acids with vicinal ester/alcohols; and (d) reacting the vicinal ester/alcohols with carboxylic acids under acidic conditions to produce a triglyceride including fatty acids with vicinal diesters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Herman P. Benecke, Daniel B. Garbark