Patents Assigned to Brookhaven Science Associates
  • Patent number: 10971635
    Abstract: A photodetector including graphene and poly(3-hexylthiopene) (P3HT) nanowires is claimed. A method of making the hybrid photodetector is also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC
    Inventors: Mircea Cotlet, Mingxing Li
  • Patent number: 10883189
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods and systems effective for flex plates. The flex plates may comprise a base plate. The base plate may include walls that define an insert location opening in the base plate. The insert location opening in the base plate may be in communication with a securement area. The flex plates may comprise an insert. The insert may include a reservoir region and a crystallization region separated by a wall including channels. The reservoir region and the crystallization region may include a backing. The insert may further include securement tabs. The securement tabs may be configured to secure the insert to the base plate at the securement area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC
    Inventors: Alexei S. Soares, Karan Joshi, Grace C. Shea-McCarthy, Ella Teplitsky
  • Patent number: 10882739
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods and systems effective for etching nanostructures in a substrate. The methods may comprise depositing a patterned block copolymer on the substrate. The patterned block copolymer may include first and second polymer block domains. The methods may comprise applying a precursor to the patterned block copolymer to generate an infiltrated block copolymer. The precursor may infiltrate into the first polymer block domain and generate a material in the first polymer block domain. The methods may comprise applying a removal agent to the infiltrated block copolymer to generate a patterned material. The removal agent may be effective to remove the first and second polymer block domains from the substrate. The methods may comprise etching the substrate. The patterned material on the substrate may mask the substrate to pattern the etching. The etching may be performed under conditions to produce nanostructures in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC.
    Inventors: Charles T. Black, Atikur Rahman, Matthew Eisaman, Ahsan Ashraf
  • Patent number: 10753834
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods and systems effective for flex plates. The flex plates may comprise a base plate. The base plate may include walls that define an insert location opening in the base plate. The insert location opening in the base plate may be in communication with a securement area. The flex plates may comprise an insert. The insert may include a reservoir region and a crystallization region separated by a wall including channels. The reservoir region and the crystallization region may include a backing. The insert may further include securement tabs. The securement tabs may be configured to secure the insert to the base plate at the securement area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Alexei Soares, Karan Joshi, Lauren E. Zipper, Grace Shea-McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10680249
    Abstract: Nitride stabilized metal (M or Pt(M)) nanoparticles and methods for their manufacture are disclosed. In one embodiment the metal nanoparticles have a nonporous noble metal shell with a nitride-stabilized non-noble metal core. The nitride-stabilized core provides a stabilizing effect under high oxidizing conditions suppressing the noble metal dissolution during potential cycling. Introduction of nitrogen into the core by annealing produces metal nitride(s) that are less susceptible to dissolution during potential cycling under high oxidizing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Kurian Abraham Kuttiyiel, Kotaro Sasaki, Radoslav R. Adzic
  • Patent number: 10657456
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing quantum computing includes multiple qubits, each of at least a subset of the qubits comprising a loop formed of a Dirac or Weyl semimetal and having at least two stable quantum states. The apparatus further includes at least one terahertz cavity coupled with the qubits, the terahertz cavity being configured to detect the quantum states of the qubits. Each of at least the subset of qubits is configured to receive a circularly polarized radiation source. The radiation source is adapted to excite a chiral current in each of at least the subset of qubits, the quantum states of the plurality of qubits being a function of the chiral current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC, THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Dmitri Kharzeev, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 10645934
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel species of Enterobacter, Enterobacter sp. 638, and to its use in connection, for example, with a method for increasing growth in a plant, increasing biomass in a plant, increasing fruit and/or seed productivity in a plant, increasing disease tolerance and/or resistance in a plant, and increasing drought tolerance and/or resistance in a plant, as compared to a control or wild-type plant grown under identical conditions without application of the inventive method or composition. The methods include applying an effective amount of a composition, which includes an isolated culture of Enterobacter sp. 638, to the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES/BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY
    Inventors: Lee Newman, Daniel van der Lelie, Safiyh Taghavi
  • Patent number: 10636974
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provides compounds, compositions, and methods for their preparation that provide efficient intramolecular fission, such that local order and strong nearest neighbor coupling is no longer a design constraint. Inventive materials include organic oligomers and polymers designed to exhibit strong intrachain donor-acceptor interactions and provide intramolecular singlet fission, whereby triplet populations can be generated in very high yields of, e.g., 170% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC.
    Inventors: Luis Miguel Campos, Matthew Y. Sfeir, Jianlong Xia, Erik Michael Allan Busby, Jonathan Zhaozhi Low
  • Patent number: 10585043
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods to fabricate lasers to amplify light. The methods may comprise depositing nanoparticles on a substrate. The length, width, and height of the nanoparticles may be less than 100 nm. The methods may further comprise distributing the nanoparticles on the substrate to produce a film. The nanoparticles in the film may be coupled nanoparticles. The coupled nanoparticles may be in disordered contact with each other within the film. The distribution may be performed such that constructive interference of the light occurs by multiple scattering at the boundaries of the coupled nanoparticles within the film. The methods may comprise exposing the film to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: Brookhaven Science Associates, LCC, Research Foundation of The City University of New York
    Inventors: Matthew Y. Sfeir, Kannatassen Appavoo, Xiaoze Liu, Vinod M. Menon
  • Patent number: 10501321
    Abstract: Nitride stabilized metal nanoparticles and methods for their manufacture are disclosed. In one embodiment the metal nanoparticles have a continuous and nonporous noble metal shell with a nitride-stabilized non-noble metal core. The nitride-stabilized core provides a stabilizing effect under high oxidizing conditions suppressing the noble metal dissolution during potential cycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Kurian Abraham Kuttiyiel, Kotaro Sasaki, Radoslav R. Adzic
  • Patent number: 10502842
    Abstract: Technologies are described for semiconductor radiation detectors. The semiconductor radiation detectors may comprise a semiconductor material. The semiconductor material may include a first surface and a second surface. The first surface may be opposite from the second surface. The semiconductor material may include at least one metal component. The semiconductor material may be effective to absorb radiation and induce a current pulse in response thereto. The semiconductor radiation detector may comprise an electrode contact. The electrode contact may include a metal doped oxide deposited on the first surface of the semiconductor material. The metal doped oxide may include the metal component element of the semiconductor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC, NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Utpal N. Roy, Ralph B. James, Giuseppe Camarda, Yonggang Cui, Anwar Hossain, Ge Yang, Aswini Pradhan, Rajeh Mundle
  • Patent number: 10395789
    Abstract: Technologies are described for apparatus, methods and systems effective for filtering. The filters may comprise a first plate. The first plate may include an x-ray absorbing material and walls defining first slits. The first slits may include arc shaped openings through the first plate. The walls of the first plate may be configured to absorb at least some of first x-rays when the first x-rays are incident on the x-ray absorbing material, and to output second x-rays. The filters may comprise a second plate spaced from the first plate. The second plate may include the x-ray absorbing material and walls defining second slits. The second slits may include arc shaped openings through the second plate. The walls of the second plate may be configured to absorb at least some of second x-rays and to output third x-rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC, UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: John Jay Sinsheimer, Raymond P. Conley, Nathalie Christine Dominique Bouet, Eric Y. Dooryhee, Sanjit K. Ghose
  • Patent number: 10351868
    Abstract: Heterologous expression of E. coli cyclopropane synthase in genotypic and phenotypic fad2fae1 plants facilitates accumulation of cyclopropane fatty acids. Co-expression of Sterculia foetida transferases, including lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase, diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT), and Phospholipid Diacyl Glycerol Acyltransferase (PDAT), with E. coli cyclopropane synthase further enhances cyclopropane fatty acid accumulation in fad2fae1 plant seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: John Shanklin, Xiao-Hong Yu, Richa Rawat Prakash
  • Patent number: 10333017
    Abstract: Thin-film photovoltaic devices and methods of their use and manufacture are disclosed. More particularly, polycrystalline CuIn(1-x)GaxSe2 (CIGS) based thin-film photovoltaic devices having independently tunable sublayers are disclosed. Also provided are methods of producing an n-doped graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC, The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Nanditha M. Dissanayake, Matthew Eisaman, Ahsan Ashraf, Nancy Goroff, Xiuzhu Ang
  • Patent number: 10290507
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods and systems effective for etching nanostructures in a substrate. The methods may comprise depositing a patterned block copolymer on the substrate. The patterned block copolymer may include first and second polymer block domains. The methods may comprise applying a precursor to the patterned block copolymer to generate an infiltrated block copolymer. The precursor may infiltrate into the first polymer block domain and generate a material in the first polymer block domain. The methods may comprise applying a removal agent to the infiltrated block copolymer to generate a patterned material. The removal agent may be effective to remove the first and second polymer block domains from the substrate. The methods may comprise etching the substrate. The patterned material on the substrate may mask the substrate to pattern the etching. The etching may be performed under conditions to produce nanostructures in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC
    Inventors: Charles T. Black, Atikur Rahman, Matthew Eisaman, Ahsan Ashraf
  • Patent number: 10281069
    Abstract: Flange technologies are described for a flange comprising a first and second side. Each side may include a knife edge surface disposed circumferentially around a base surface and a periphery section disposed around the knife edge surface. The knife edge surface and the periphery section are effective to define grooves therebetween. The flange may include an alloy with a relatively high thermal conductivity and yield strength. The flange may include water channels to remove heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Sushil Kumar Sharma, Lewis Garth Doom, Jr., Christopher Amundsen, Muhammad Aftab Hussain, Frank A. DePaola, Frank Charles Lincoln, Charles Hetzel, Charles S. De La Parra, Paul Edward Palecek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10246499
    Abstract: A composition comprising a synthetic growth factor analogue comprising a non-growth factor heparin binding region, a linker and a sequence that binds specifically to a cell surface receptor and an osteoconductive material where the synthetic growth factor analogue is attached to and can be released from the osteoconductive material and is an amplifier/co-activator of osteoinduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Ferring B.V., Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Zamora, Brent Lee Atkinson, Xinhua Lin, Louis A. Pena
  • Patent number: 10242770
    Abstract: A method for producing a long length high temperature superconductor wire, includes providing a substrate, having a surface with a length of at least 50 meters and a width. The surface supports a biaxially textured high temperature superconducting layer and the biaxially textured high temperature superconducting layer has a length and a width corresponding to the length and width of the surface of the substrate. The method includes irradiating the biaxially textured high temperature superconductor layer with an ion beam impinging uniformly along the length and across the width of the biaxially textured high temperature superconductor layer to produce a uniform distribution of pinning microstructures in the biaxially textured high temperature superconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: American Superconductor Corporation, Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Martin W. Rupich, Srivatsan Sathyamurthy, Qiang Li, Vyacheslav F. Solovyov
  • Patent number: 10189704
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods and systems effective for etching nanostructures in a substrate. The methods may comprise depositing a patterned block copolymer on the substrate. The methods may comprise applying a precursor to the patterned block copolymer to generate an infiltrated block copolymer. The precursor may infiltrate into the first polymer block domain and generate a material. The methods may comprise applying a removal agent effective to remove the polymer block domains to the infiltrated block copolymer to generate a pattern of the material. The methods may comprise etching the substrate. The pattern of the material may mask the substrate to pattern the etching. The etching may be performed under conditions to produce nanostructures in the substrate. The methods may comprise removing the pattern of the material and coating the nanostructures and the surface of the substrate with a hydrophobic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Antonio Checco, Charles T. Black, Atikur Rahman, Benjamin M. Ocko
  • Patent number: 10132942
    Abstract: TOF-PET detector systems, and methods for imaging photon-emitting samples using the detector systems, are provided. The TOF-PET detector systems use large-area photodetectors with extremely high time-resolution and an approach to data collection and analysis that allows for the use of inexpensive low-density scintillator materials. The TOF-PET detector systems are characterized by their ability to identify, on a statistical basis, the transverse and depth location of the first of the series of energy deposition events that are generated when a gamma photon enters the low-density scintillator material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: The University of Chicago, Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Henry J. Frisch, Eric J. Oberla, Hee-Jong Kim, Minfang Yeh